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New Drug May Help Relieve Long-Tterm Cough, Early Trial Suggests Gefapixant shows promise in a phase 2b trial for a condition that affects 4% to 10% of adults worldwide and has had no safe, long-term treatments available. <br /> <i>Medscape
Will Artificial Intelligence Make Psychiatry Better? Attention and popularity in AI is increasing across medicine, and psychiatry is no exception. But can it live up to its promise and improve the diagnosis and treatment of mental
SARS-CoV-2: What’s in a Name? The name of the new coronavirus that first appeared in China has been evolving to its now official designation: SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2). <br
Chinese Officials Detail Coronavirus Mortality, Age Distribution A summary of key findings of the largest case series to date has been published. <br /> <i>Medscape Medical News</i
CMS Aims to Reduce Physician Burden While Improving Quality The federal agency unveiled new 'rules of the road' for setting standards for quality care and its oversight of measures to improve patient safety and reduce physician burden. <br
Obesity Type Factors Into Weight Loss Success Obesity rates in the United States are projected to approach 50% by the year 2030, and matching the right patient to the most appropriate treatment for them could help, new
COVID-19: Time to &#39;Take the Risk of Scaring People&#39; It's past time to call the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, a pandemic and help people prepare for widespread cases, experts said. <br /> <i>Medscape Medical News</i
Presidential Fitness: How Much Do We Need to Know? A recent cardiac health dust-up between former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg and Sen. Bernie Sanders, both vying for the Democratic presidential nomination, focuses attention
Benzodiazepines Implicated in High Rate of ED Visits Seven out of eight ED visits attributed to adverse events from benzodiazepines involve self-harm or nonmedical use of these drugs. <br /> <i>Medscape Medical News</i
FDA Okays First Generic of ProAir HFA Approval of generic albuterol sulfate inhaler is part of the FDA's push to bring generic copies of complex drugs to the market. <br /> <i>FDA Approvals</i
What Could Get Your Tax Return Audited? Here&#39;s What to Watch When filling out their tax return, some docs wonder how precise they should be, what they can deduct, and what will happen if they make a mistake. Here's the information you need
Physician Facebook Group Used in Alleged Multimillion Dollar Fraud Wire fraud and money laundering charged in a plan under which investors bought into a cryptocurrency-trading hedge fund. One of the 3 original partners was a surgeon, who praised
Mediterranean Diet Tied to Gut Diversity and Healthier Aging A new study finds that eating a Mediterranean-style diet alters the gut microbiome and is linked to less frailty and better cognitive function in the elderly. <br /> <i>Medscape
Medical Student Mistreatment Higher Among Women, Minorities Mistreatment from senior physicians, nurses, and staff is more common among medical students who are female, nonwhite, and/or not heterosexual. <br /> <i>Medscape Medical News</i
Frequent Inpatient Consults Up Care, Cost but Not Outcomes Medicare inpatients whose hospitalists relied more on specialist consultation had longer stays, greater costs, and higher subsequent specialist consultation but not better outcomes
FDA OKs Quadrivalent, Adjuvanted Flu Vaccine for Older Adults The quadrivalent version of Fluad was safe and effective against influenza strains included in the vaccine in multiple clinical studies with adults aged 65 years or older. <br
Dulaglutide OK for Primary and Secondary CV Risk Reduction in US Dulaglutide is the first and only type 2 diabetes medicine approved to reduce CV events in adults with, and without, established CVD. <br /> <i>FDA Approvals</i
FDA Approves First IV Migraine Prevention Drug The FDA has approved eptinezumab-jjmr, the first intravenous drug for migraine prevention. <br /> <i>FDA Approvals</i
Docs Spurn Attempts to Criminalize Treatment of Transgender Kids Some US states propose to charge physicians with felonies; endocrinologists admit medical treatment of transgender youth is a work in progress but argue that legislating is not the
Deprescribing Alzheimer&#39;s Drugs: The Crowdsourced Opinion The family wants to simplify an elderly man's medication regimen, but is it the right time to discontinue his Alzheimer's disease treatments? <br /> <i>Medscape Family Medicine</i