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Thrombectomy Up to 24 Hours Effective in Certain Strokes

21 november, 2017 - 23:55
Published results of the DAWN trial show patients with salvageable brain tissue identified by 'clinical-core mismatch' benefitted from endovascular therapy up to 24 hours after onset.
Medscape Medical News

Suicide Risk in Teens: Look Everywhere

21 november, 2017 - 23:39
Suicide is the second most common cause of death in teens. And we have to do better at identifying at-risk kids.
Medscape Pediatrics

HPV Testing Alone: Ready for Cervical Cancer Screening?

21 november, 2017 - 23:07
Cotesting with both Pap smear and HPV testing is unlikely to detect cancer cases that wouldn't be found using HPV testing alone, say researchers.
Medscape Medical News

Oral Contraceptives Linked to Suicide

21 november, 2017 - 22:51
The researchers call for greater awareness of the possibility that hormonal contraceptives can affect mood, particularly in adolescent girls.
Medscape Medical News

New Goals and Guidelines for Hypertension

21 november, 2017 - 22:03
Dr Walton-Shirley reviews the key updates in the 2017 ACC/AHA guidelines for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation and Management of High Blood Pressure with the guideline chair.
Medscape Cardiology

Inducing Older Moms at 40 Weeks May Lower Stillbirth Risk

16 november, 2017 - 23:49
Inducing labor at 40 weeks of gestation lowered the risk for perinatal death in babies of first-time mothers aged 35 years or older, a study found.
Medscape Medical News

Is It Ethical to Edit an Embryo's Genes?

15 november, 2017 - 23:51
Embryo gene editing: Are we playing God by speeding up evolution?
Medscape Public Health

Romosozumab and Alendronate Curb Fracture in Osteoporosis

15 november, 2017 - 21:43
A sequential regimen of romosozumab followed by alendronate is more effective than alendronate alone for increasing bone mass in women with osteoporosis, results from the ARCH trial show.
Medscape Medical News

Adequate Vitamin D Tied to Higher Live Birth Rate After ART

15 november, 2017 - 21:43
Among women undergoing assisted reproduction treatment, those with adequate vitamin D levels were a third more likely to deliver a live baby than those with deficient or insufficient levels, a study found.
Medscape Medical News

A Dozen Menopause Treatments: Which Works Best?

14 november, 2017 - 23:04
Peter Kovacs comments on a meta-analysis that assessed efficacy of 12 common treatments for vasomotor symptoms in menopausal women.
Medscape Ob/Gyn

HPV Vaccine Could Mean 3 Pap Tests in a Lifetime

13 november, 2017 - 21:16
Women who have had the human papillomavirus (HPV) jab may only need 3 smear tests for cervical cancer in their lifetime, a study suggests.
WebMD Health News

Heplisav-B Vaccine for Hep B Finally Wins FDA Approval

11 november, 2017 - 00:34
Rejected twice before by the agency, the new vaccine must undergo a large postmarketing study on the risk for acute myocardial infarctions and immune-mediated diseases.
FDA Approvals

ADHD Drugs Associated With Modest Risks During Pregnancy

10 november, 2017 - 21:54
Women and their doctors should weigh risks to the fetus from the medications against those associated with severe, untreated ADHD, experts cautioned.
Medscape Medical News

CHMP Recommends Prasterone for VVA in Postmenopausal Women

10 november, 2017 - 21:22
The EMA's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use has recommended marketing authorization for prasterone for the treatment of postmenopausal women with vulvar and vaginal atrophy.
International Approvals

Quiz: How to Know if a Patient Is a Human Trafficking Victim

9 november, 2017 - 23:00
Would you know it if a victim of human trafficking presented for your care? Here are the signs to look for and what to do about it.
Medscape Internal Medicine

Quick Treatment With Tranexamic Acid Key for Hemorrhage

8 november, 2017 - 19:20
Immediate treatment with clot-stabilizing tranexamic acid could save thousands of lives every year, a new study showed.
Medscape Medical News

NAMS 2017 Annual Meeting Overview

8 november, 2017 - 19:04
Drug holidays should not be taken when using denosumab; molecular breast imaging may outperform mammography; and other topics, as reviewed during the NAMS annual meeting.
Medscape Ob/Gyn

Gestational Diabetes and Long-term Risk for CVD

8 november, 2017 - 17:13
Dr JoAnn Manson comments on a recent study revealing that gestational diabetes is like a window into a woman's future risk for cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.
Medscape Ob/Gyn

FDA Approves New CLIA-Waived CBC Test for Faster Results

7 november, 2017 - 23:55
The XW-100 Automated Hematology Analyzer can be used in more healthcare settings by nonmedical personnel, offering faster results for patients and providers.
FDA Approvals

The Role of Metformin in PCOS-Related Infertility

7 november, 2017 - 18:19
Peter Kovacs comments on a new guideline from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine on the use of metformin for ovulation induction in women with polycystic ovary syndrome.
Medscape Ob/Gyn