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Novel Major Depression Drug Misses in Phase 3 Topline Results The novel drug SAGE-217 did not meet its primary outcome of reduction in depression scores at day 15 in the phase 3 MOUNTAIN trial, but additional analyses show "supportive&
Not All Problem Drinkers Need Abstinence For the right patients, simple behavioral interventions can direct those who drink alcohol excessively back to moderation. <br /> <i>Medscape Medical News</i
&#39;Spark of Hope&#39; for Tau Inhibitor in Alzheimer&#39;s Disease Low-dose hydromethylthionine may help prevent both cognitive decline and brain atrophy in early Alzheimer's disease, new exploratory research suggests. <br /> <i>Medscape Medical
U of Arizona Offers Free Med School Tuition for Primary Care Students must be Arizona residents and agree to practice primary care in an underserved community in Arizona for at least 2 years after completing their residency. <br /> <i>
Global Group Details a Path to Trustworthy Evidence Governments should require independent testing of new treatments, and decision makers at all levels must separate themselves from industry influence, experts say. <br /> <i>
Respiratory Health Improves Quickly With Better Air Quality Interventions that improve environmental air quality lead to rapid and significant improvements in respiratory health, a literature review found. <br /> <i>Medscape Medical News
Despite Obesity Epidemic, Doctors Don&#39;t Prescribe Obesity Drugs To fix this conundrum, 'the most effective strategy may be to recognize that obesity is a disease and needs to be treated as such, and to hold providers accountable for care,' says
Is Strict Glycemic Control Meaningless for the Elderly? At the International Diabetes Federation 2019 Congress, two experts debate the controversial topic, revealing differing perspectives on benefits vs risks. <br /> <i>Medscape
Slight Uptick in National Healthcare Spending in 2018: CMS Although national health expenditures were up a bit, the amount spent on personal healthcare remained the same, and health spending increased less than GDP. <br /> <i>Medscape
Pregnancy OK for Those With Prior Uterine Rupture, Dehiscence Despite common wisdom that women with prior uterine rupture or dehiscence should avoid another pregnancy, outcomes were nearly all good in a recent case series. <br /> <i>Medscape
FDA Clears Faster Diagnostic Test for MRSA The cobas vivoDx MRSA test uses a new bacteriophage technology based on bioluminescence to detect MRSA from nasal swab samples in 5 hours or less compared with 24 to 48 hours for
FDA Launches Infectious Disease Crowdsourcing App for Clinicians The CURE ID app allows clinicians to share and discuss experiences with difficult-to-treat infectious diseases through a website, a smartphone, or other mobile device. <br /> <i>
Colorectal Cancer: To Screen or Not? Patient preferences and values matter as much--or more--than guidelines, argues Kenny Lin. <br /> <i>Georgetown University Family Medicine</i
Topline Results for Pimavanserin in Dementia-Related Psychosis Topline results from the HARMONY phase 3 study show that pimavanserin significantly reduces risk of relapse of psychosis in patients with dementia-related psychosis. <br /> <i>
Bariatric Surgery Improves Outcomes for Mom, Infant Women who had bariatric surgery between their first and second pregnancies had better pregnancy and birth outcomes, a study found. <br /> <i>Medscape Medical News</i
Hair Dyes Linked to Elevated Breast Cancer Risk Women who color their hair or who use straighteners may be at increased risk of breast cancer, especially black women who use these products frequently. <br /> <i>Medscape Medical
Melatonin: Magic Potion or Unregulated Danger? Melatonin supplementation is growing in popularity, with the list of claimed benefits expanding beyond just getting a good night's rest. But is there any harm to taking this
Intermittent Fasting Promotes Weight Loss, Improves Lipids Limiting food consumption to a 10-hour window a day, so-called time-restricted eating, promotes weight loss and improves lipids/blood pressure in patients with metabolic syndrome
School of Diabetes Educates Clinicians Who Lack Access The first reported feedback about the International Diabetes Federation program, which launched in 2017, suggests clinicians benefit from the educational modules. <br /> <i>
Concussion in Youth a Suicide Risk Factor? Sports-related concussion in youth is tied to a marked increased risk for subsequent suicide risk factors, including depression, suicidal ideation, and suicide attempts, new