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NYU to Offer Free Tuition to All Current, Future Med Students The dean of New York University School of Medicine calls it a 'moral imperative' to help students who want to become physicians do so without facing crushing debt. <br /> <i>News
FDA OKs First Generic Version of EpiPen Teva Pharmaceuticals USA gained approval to market its generic epinephrine autoinjector in 0.3-mg and 0.15-mg strengths. <br /> <i>FDA Approvals</i
New Warning About Benzodiazepine Use and Dementia Risk In the largest study of its kind to date, investigators found a modest but worrisome association between use of benzodiazepines and an increased risk for Alzheimer's disease. <br
Diabetes&#39; Costs in Time and Treasure A recent survey asked patients with diabetes about both the financial and personal costs of the disease. <br /> <i>Medscape Family Medicine</i
AI vs Docs: Diagnostic Errors What do Medscape's readers think about the accuracy of diagnosis by artificial intelligence compared with by physicians? <br /> <i>Medscape Family Medicine</i
Can Learning Genomic Risk Really Affect Behavior? Past studies have suggested that providing genetic risk data to patients is unlikely to change behavior; a new, large study challenges that view. <br /> <i>Medscape Medical News</
Men, Women, on Very Low-Calorie Diet Lose Weight Differently 'This method of [rapid] weight loss...should be given serious consideration for people with prediabetes or type 2 diabetes,' says an author of the PREVIEW study. More research is
First Biomarker Evidence Autism Is Linked to DDT A large study provides the first biomarker evidence that maternal exposure to the pesticide DDT may raise the risk for autism in offspring. <br /> <i>News Alerts</i
Parental Religious Beliefs Influence Kids&#39; Suicide Risk Offspring of parents with strong religious beliefs have an 80% reduced risk for suicidal thoughts and attempts, new research shows. <br /> <i>Medscape Medical News</i
Is One Basal Insulin Just Like Another? A new review suggests that we may be fooling ourselves by rating one high-priced insulin over another. <br /> <i>Medscape Internal Medicine</i
New Textbook Tackles the Occupational Hazard of Physician Suicide The American Psychiatric Association has published a new textbook designed to educate trainees and established practitioners alike about the growing occupational hazard of
Vaccine Science Taken Hostage? Paul Offit Responds Paul Offit responds to a column in the New York Times that claims there is a 'conspiracy of silence' among vaccine scientists about the harms of vaccines. <br /> <i>Medscape
Three Eye Conditions Linked to Higher Alzheimer&#39;s Risk More insight into the eye as a 'window into the brain' comes from a study linking glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy to a higher risk for
Measuring BP Is Simple, Right? Not so Fast Making sure blood pressure is measured appropriately, both in the office and at home, is the first step in ensuring optimal care of the hypertensive patient. <br /> <i>American
A Vaccine Success Story, for Some The rotavirus vaccine has saved the lives of many children but has the potential to save many more. <br /> <i>Medscape</i
Guideline: Screen All Women Yearly for Urinary Incontinence A new guideline from the Women's Preventive Services Initiative recommends yearly screening for urinary incontinence for women of all ages; however, editorialists say this
More Evidence Exercise Improves Mental Health Previous research has tied exercise to improved mental health, but findings have been inconsistent. This study, which included over 1 million people, found that exercise has
Thyroid Tablets Recalled in US Because of Impurity Risk The combined levothyroxine (T4) and liothyronine (T3) thyroid tablets from Westminster Pharmaceuticals are being recalled to the wholesale level as a precaution because of a risk
FDA Approves First Oral Drug for Fabry Disease Migalastat (Galafold) is for adults with Fabry disease who have a genetic mutation amenable to treatment based on laboratory data. <br /> <i>FDA Approvals</i
ADHD Drugs: Calls to Poison Control Nontherapeutic exposures to ADHD drugs range from inadvertent dosing to attempted suicide. <br /> <i>Medscape Pediatrics</i