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Investigational Oral Medication Promising for Endometriosis Pain Investigational oral agent, elagolix, shows promise for the treatment of endometriosis-related pain with good efficacy and safety data now out to 12 months in 2 extension studies
Deprescribing Benzodiazepines: Changing Attitudes Little evidence supports long-term use of benzodiazepines or 'Z drugs,' yet many older adults are afraid to stop taking them, despite potential harms. Can new guidelines help
Poor Sleep Slows Work Productivity Insomnia, snoring, and other sleep problems are associated with decreased work productivity. <br /> <i>Medscape Medical News</i
All Young Cannabis Users Face Psychosis Risk A study that used a novel analytic strategy found that adolescents were at increased risk for psychotic symptoms in the year following cannabis use. <br /> <i>Medscape Medical
FDA Clears First Generic Versions of Suboxone Sublingual Film Generic buprenorphine and naloxone sublingual film may increase access to treatment for opioid dependence, the agency said. <br /> <i>FDA Approvals</i
Greater Focus on Sex, Gender Differences in Alzheimer&#39;s Needed An expert panel calls for greater attention to sex and gender differences in Alzheimer's disease research. <br /> <i>Medscape Medical News</i
Abnormal Thyroid Hormones Up Risk of Gestational Diabetes 'Our study found that women with thyroid abnormalities in the first half of pregnancy are at an increased risk for gestational diabetes,' strengthening the argument for thyroid
Technology Themes Will Be Center Stage at ADA in Orlando Lots of new data on diabetes technology, including CGM, novel trial results in type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and a new women-centered initiative are among this year's highlights. <
Specialists vs Primary Care: Whose Guidelines Matter? It may not exactly be a schism, but primary and specialty care are increasingly at odds over which field of practice's guidelines are best for patients. <br /> <i>Medscape Family
Risk for Clot Increases After Surgery With Transfusion Perioperative RBC transfusion may double the odds of blood clot up to 30 days after surgery; more studies are needed, but the results highlight the importance of rigorous
Mistakes Causing Self-contamination Common in Hospitals Errors leading to self-contamination are common in hospital settings, and failure to adhere to routine precautions is a potential source of infectious agent transmission, new data
A Psychiatrist&#39;s Elegy for Anthony Bourdain Dr Robert Berezin on the loss of a cultural icon and the speculation it produces. <br /> <i>Medscape Psychiatry</i
Medicare Will Now Support CGM Smartphone App Use for Diabetes The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has reversed its previous stance regarding coverage under 'durable medical equipment.' <br /> <i>Medscape Medical News</i
Active Women in Their 70s Beat Genetic Propensity to Obesity 'Our findings point to the importance of promoting and maintaining healthy behaviors particularly in older adults to maximize quality of life,' say the researchers. <br /> <i>
Does Childhood Kidney Disease Lead to Adult ESRD? The long-term risk associated with childhood kidney disease is explored in a population-based study. <br /> <i>Medscape Pediatrics</i
Rx With Depression as Potential Adverse Effect Widely Used New data suggest prescribing doctors should warn patients of this potential adverse effect and possibly assess users for mood disturbances. <br /> <i>Medscape Medical News</i
Oral Fluconazole for Thrush in Pregnancy Doesn&#39;t Up Stillbirth Oral fluconazole at any dose was not associated with an increased risk of stillbirth or neonatal death but more research is needed to guide clinical decision-making. <br /> <i>
7 Services PCPs Forget to Bill For Primary care offices may overlook billing for services they provided; either they don't realize they can get reimbursed, or their billing workflow is flawed. Here's how to make
Honey Limits Caustic Effect of Ingested Button Batteries Honey or the ulcer medication Carafate given at regular intervals protects against esophageal injuries from button battery ingestion before battery removal, an animal study has
MOC Tied With Better Physician Performance Scores in ABIM Study ABIM researchers find physicians who maintained certification had better HEDIS scores for 5 of 6 measures studied. Critics say the study design has key flaws and the results are