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New HHS Division to Protect Clinicians With Religious Objections The Trump administration opens the new unit within HHS to focus on claims of coercion on medical staff to perform abortions and other procedures over religious objections. <br
ADHD Prescriptions Skyrocket Among Young Women A spike in ADHD drug use among young women is a 'public health concern,' given the uncertainty about the safety of using ADHD medications during pregnancy, federal health officials
Don&#39;t Forget! Reminders Boost Vaccination Rates Reminding patients or families they are due for immunizations via phone calls, email, postcards, or texts increases vaccination rates for children, adolescents, and adults, a
Tamper-Resistant Opioids No Panacea for Opioid Crisis Tamper-resistant oxycodone pills are misused less often by injection drug users but have had little effect at a population level on opioid use or harm, a study from Australia finds
CancerSEEK: Blood Test That Detects Eight Common Cancers This blood test combines an analysis of DNA and levels of cancer protein biomarkers and can detect eight different cancers. But it is not ready yet for clinical use. <br /> <i>
Outcomes Get Worse for Pregnant Women With Diabetes in Scotland Perinatal outcomes for mothers with diabetes in Scotland have not improved over time and, if anything, are worse today than they were 15 years ago. <br /> <i>Medscape Medical News
Senate Committee Approves Alex Azar to Head HHS Only one Democrat on the committee joined the Republicans in confirming Alex Azar. The former HHS deputy secretary and pharmaceutical executive now goes to the Senate for a full
Treating Chronic Hepatitis C Infection in Primary Care New treatment guidelines aim to support primary care clinicians in the treatment of hepatitis C infection. <br /> <i>Medscape HIV/AIDS</i
Trump&#39;s Doctor Says Health Excellent, Attributes &#39;Good Genes&#39; Along with his overall health the president had a perfect score on the MoCA test, showing excellent cognitive health, said the White House physician. <br /> <i>Medscape Medical
Breast-feeding May Halve Diabetes Risk in Women The risk for type 2 diabetes was reduced by almost half throughout their childbearing years for women who breast-fed for 6 months or longer, a study found. <br /> <i>Medscape
U.S. Healthcare Uninsured Rises Most in Near Decade - Gallup The number of Americans without healthcare insurance rose by 3.2 million people between 2016 and 2017, or 1.3 percentage points to 12.2%, according to a Gallup poll released on
Musing on Sexual Ethics Dr George Lundberg urges discussion on modern sexual ethics. <br /> <i>Medscape Internal Medicine</i
Protect Patients From a Surge in STDs The latest surveillance report reveals that sexually transmitted infections are again on the rise. <br /> <i>CDC Expert Commentary</i
Four Old Antimicrobials That Still Work Best These four antimicrobials aren't the newest, but they have staying power. <br /> <i>Medscape Infectious Diseases</i
Insulin Vials and Pens May Not Contain Sufficient Insulin Analysis of NPH and regular insulin vials from two different manufacturers purchased in US pharmacies finds concentrations far lower than regulations stipulate. <br /> <i>
Trump Said to Be in &#39;Excellent Health&#39; After Annual Physical The full details of the president's first physical will be released January 16. <br /> <i>Medscape Medical News</i
Kentucky Becomes First U.S. State to Implement Medicaid Work Requirements Kentucky on Friday became the first U.S. state to receive approval from the federal government to implement work requirements in Medicaid, a fundamental change to the 50-year-old
No Adverse Neurologic Hit From Postnatal CMV Infection in Preemies Premature babies of mothers with cytomegalovirus who pick up the infection from breast milk are unlikely to develop neurological problems in early childhood as a result, according
U.S. City Mayors Stand Up for Cannabis Against Trump Crackdown <br /> <i>Reuters Health Information</i
US Influenza Activity Widespread and Intense, May Be Peaking The US is experiencing a very active flu season and early signs suggest that the season may be severe, federal health officials say, with 'almost a doubling' of hospitalizations in