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Bond, James Bond, Has a Drinking Problem and Needs Help, Study Shows With a drinking problem at the severe end of the spectrum, 007 would benefit from alcohol education and a supportive workplace culture that provides strategies for managing
No Breast Cancer Risk for Testosterone Use in Menopausal Women Research generally does not show a link between breast cancer and testosterone in women when used primarily for hypoactive sexual desire in midlife, but better studies are needed
Physician Exclusions From Medicare, Medicaid Increasing <br /> <i>Medscape Medical News</i
Age-Related Macular Degeneration: 5 Things to Know A guide to the latest on this chronic disease, from emerging treatments to the risk factors to be on the lookout for. <br /> <i>Medscape Ophthalmology</i
Sleep Disorder Drug May Be Effective for Stimulant Abuse Modafinil, a wakefulness-promoting agent approved for narcolepsy, obstructive sleep apnea, and shift work sleep disorder, shows promise in treating stimulant use disorders. <br
Congress Votes to Legalize Hemp, Cuts Schedule I Classification Congress has passed the 2018 Farm Bill, which includes a provision to make hemp an agricultural commodity by removing it from the federal list of controlled substances. <br /> <i>
Rethinking Conversations on Prognosis and Life Expectancy Talking to patients about end-of-life care is tricky for any physician, especially when the patient doesn't want to talk about it either. <br /> <i>Medscape Medical News</i
Off-Label Drug Research Generates &#39;Medical Uncertainty&#39; Research that explores/supports off-label use of pregabalin and other medications may be misleading if early promising results are not subsequently validated, investigators suggest
Why the Reluctance to Use Biosimilar Insulins for Diabetes? As the US FDA announces that it will soon be changing the way it approves biosimilar insulins, Medscape examines why these cheaper versions of branded products are not more widely
Insomnia, Other Sleep Problems Rising in College Students Changes in sleep patterns are common among college students. A study in Norway found increases in insomnia and other sleep problems, especially in female students. <br /> <i>
Anxiety in the Midst of Autism Spectrum Disorder Anxiety disorders are highly prevalent but often go undetected in persons with ASD. <br /> <i>CHOP Expert Commentary</i
Sticker Shock: Transitioning Teens With T1D to Adult Care For teens with type 1 diabetes, becoming an adult can mean losing continuous care and the insulin they need to survive. What can clinicians do to safely guide patients across the
Benefits of Medical Cannabis for Epilepsy Time-Limited? Patients with treatment-resistant epilepsy can develop a tolerance to cannabis-based therapy, a finding that may have implications for long-term management, new research suggests
Fasting for Lab Tests Raises Hypoglycemia Risk in Diabetes Requiring patients with diabetes to fast before routine lab tests may unnecessarily place them at risk for hypoglycemia and possibly dangerous consequences. Authors call for
Physician Mothers Face &#39;Insidious, Persistent&#39; Discrimination In a survey, members of a Facebook group for physicians who are mothers spoke of financial losses and workplace hardships due to discrimination and lack of consideration. <br /> <
High-Dose Antipsychotics Raise Kids&#39; Risk of Unexpected Death Off-label use of high-dose antipsychotics significantly increases the risk of unexpected death in children and youth, new research shows. <br /> <i>Medscape Medical News</i
Defects More Common Than Expected in Kids After Zika Exposure Approximately 14% of babies who were exposed to Zika virus prenatally had serious neurodevelopmental defects, a study found. <br /> <i>Medscape Medical News</i
Should Flu Vaccine Be Mandatory for Medical Staff? Vaccination rates for clinicians and other staff have plateaued in recent years despite more organizations making them a requirement. <br /> <i>Medscape Reader Polls</i
A Girl Whose Eyes Appear White in Photos Photographs of this 6-year-old girl show 'white eyes' that concern her parents. What is your diagnosis? <br /> <i>Medscape Ophthalmology</i
Can NPs Solve the Primary Care Shortage? Readers Weigh In Are NPs the solution to the shortage of primary care physicians? Readers debate the pros and cons of this approach. <br /> <i>Medscape Family Medicine</i