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FDA Taking Closer Look at Breast Implant Safety

Thu, 2019-03-21 05:00
The FDA is scrutinizing the long-term safety of breast implants. This week, the agency sent warning letters to two companies for failing to properly...
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Novel Drug for Postpartum Depression Approved

Thu, 2019-03-21 05:00
The FDA has approved brexanolone (marketed as Zulresso) to treat postpartum depression in women. This novel drug works by restoring levels of the metabolite allopregnanolone...
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Your NEJM Group Today: Navigating Social Distance / Reducing Readmissions in Medicaid Patients / Primary Care & Pediatrics Opportunities

Thu, 2019-03-21 05:00
Check out the latest from NEJM Group: NEJM Audio Interview: Navigating Social Distance: Dr. Laszlo Madaras discusses caring for people who diverge from the typical...
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Amphetamine Tied to Higher Psychosis Risk in Young People with ADHD

Thu, 2019-03-21 05:00
New use of amphetamine in young people with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is associated with greater risk for psychosis than methylphenidate, but the absolute...
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From the Blogs: 1 Month of TB Preventive Therapy for People with HIV

Thu, 2019-03-21 05:00
A recent study finds that just 1 month of tuberculosis preventive therapy works for people with HIV in TB-endemic regions. In HIV and ID...
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Daily Cannabis Use Tied to Increased Psychosis Risk

Thu, 2019-03-21 05:00
Daily use of cannabis is associated with significantly increased risk for developing psychosis, according to a case-control study in the Lancet Psychiatry. Some 900...
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Your NEJM Group Today: Birding & Burnout / Basal Cell Carcinoma in Cancer Survivors / Hospitalist & Endocrinology Opportunities

Thu, 2019-03-21 05:00
See what's happening around NEJM Group: NEJM Primary Care/Hospitalist Page: Perspective: A physician takes up birding and finds that identifying a rare bird presents...
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Even a Little Bit of Exercise Could Help

Thu, 2019-03-21 05:00
Just 10 minutes of exercise a week might be better than no physical activity in terms of mortality risk, according to a study in the...
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Breast Screening: Adding Ultrasonography Doesn't Seem Worth Associated Harms

Thu, 2019-03-21 05:00
Adding ultrasonography to mammography in screening for breast cancer carries risks for overdiagnosis that outweigh its benefits, according to a JAMA Internal Medicine study. Researchers...
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News from ACC Scientific Sessions 2019

Thu, 2019-03-21 05:00
This week, NEJM Journal Watch has been bringing you breaking news from the American College of Cardiology conference in New Orleans. Follow the first link...
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