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Big Drop in Malignant Melanoma Rate After Bariatric Surgery Weight loss surgery for obesity appears to result in a huge reduction in the risk of malignant melanoma that persists for up to 20 years, according to a new analysis of long-term
ECO 2018 Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ECO 2018 <br /> <i>Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology</i
Clinicians Share Agony When Emergency Dialysis Is Only Option Clinicians reported frustration, burnout, and sadness over loss of patient trust from systems that deny regular care to undocumented patients with end-stage renal disease. <br
Common Hair Products May Contain Endocrine Disruptors Are hair products commonly used by black women and children a contributing factor to higher rates of asthma and hormonal disorders? <br /> <i>Medscape Internal Medicine</i
ADHD Drug Misuse in Kids a Growing Problem Poison control centers average 200 calls per week related to misuse of ADHD medications in children and adolescents -- and the rate jumped 71% between 2000 and 2011, a new study
Do Overeating and Smoking Share a Common Addictive Route? Individuals with a greater genetic propensity for obesity and adiposity appear to be more likely to smoke, and to smoke more frequently, suggests a large genetic study. <br /> <i>
Medical School Enrollment Up, Concern for Residency Slots High Enrollment in US medical schools is up 29% since 2002, and 30% growth will be achieved this year, but concern about available residency positions remains high. <br /> <i>Medscape
Congress Passes Right-to-Try Bill ASCO, NCCN, and other medical groups remain opposed to the legislation passed by the House today, citing potential harms to patients. <br /> <i>Medscape Medical News</i
HHS Unveils New Abortion Restrictions on Title X Program The Trump administration has released its long-awaited proposed ruling on Title X and how it relates to abortion and family planning. <br /> <i>Medscape Medical News</i
FDA OKs Asthma Inhaler Arnuity Ellipta for Kids as Young as 5 Fluticasone furoate improves lung function in children age 5 to 11 years with asthma when used as a once-daily inhaled maintenance therapy. <br /> <i>FDA Approvals</i
FDA Approves Denosumab for Steroid-Induced Osteoporosis The US FDA has approved denosumab (Prolia, Amgen) for treatment of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis. European regulators recently green-lighted the same indication. <br /> <i>
Keeping Kids Safe From Gun Injury Is a Universal Goal We all want to keep our children safe, says Colleen Kraft, president of the AAP. Pediatricians can take the lead. <br /> <i>Medscape Pediatrics</i
Amyloid in Cognitively Normal Predicts Later MCI, Dementia Previous research conducted in clinical or university setting has shown elevated amyloid as a predictor of dementia. This large-scale, population-based study confirms these
ACP Glycemic Target Guidance: An Author Makes the Case Dr Jay H. Shubrook interviews Dr Timothy J. Wilt on ACP's updated guidance statement on pharmacologic treatment of nonpregnant patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. <br /> <i>
Detect Diabetes Sooner With Expanded Criteria Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy highlights a study showing that the current screening criteria are missing many patients with prediabetes or diabetes. <br /> <i>Medscape Internal Medicine</i
DES Raises ADHD Risk in Grandchildren Grandchildren of women who took diethylstilbestrol during pregnancy had a higher risk for ADHD compared with those whose grandmothers were not exposed to the drug in pregnancy. <
Very Obese Women: Lose Weight in Pregnancy for Healthy Baby IOM 2009 recommendations are adequate for normal and overweight women but not the thin and obese, finds a study that explores optimal gestational weight gain for pregnant women of
Extreme Diets: Fads and Facts Radical diets have exploded in popularity since the 19th century. We dig into notable examples -- from Fletcherism to liquid diets to Beverly Hills -- reviewing their history
RF Ablation Significantly Reduces Thyroid Nodules in Biggest Study The largest study to date, involving more than 250 patients in Austria, shows significant reductions in benign thyroid nodule volume and symptoms when treated with radiofrequency
Inhaled Steroids in Childhood Asthma: Does Dose Matter? Can increasing a child's inhaled corticosteroid dose at the first hint of an asthma attack head off a worsening exacerbation? <br /> <i>Medscape Pediatrics</i