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FDA Clears Tildrakizumab (Ilumya) for Plaque Psoriasis Tildrakizumab-asmn, a selective interleukin-23 p19 inhibitor given by subcutaneous injection, was shown to be effective for chronic plaque psoriasis in two phase 3 trials. <br
AIDS Researcher Robert Redfield Picked to Lead the CDC Robert Redfield, MD, a clinical scientist, HIV/AIDS pioneer, and former Army doctor, will take over from acting CDC director Anne Schuchat, MD. <br /> <i>Medscape Medical News</i
Panel Size Tied to Online Ratings, Study Suggests Ratings for urologists dipped for every 100 additional patients. But reasons for ratings are complex, and this study is only one step in understanding them, expert said. <br /> <
HRT in Early Menopause May Preserve Brain Volume Estrogen replacement therapy in early menopause has been tied to long-term preservation of brain volume in an area responsible for working memory and executive function. <br /> <
Parents vs Doctor: Who Is Really in Charge? In most cases, medical treatment decisions for children are made without much conflict between parents and physicians. Sometimes, however, there is an issue. Should parental
Micronized Progesterone for Hot Flashes in Perimenopause Oral bioidentical progesterone is a good option for treating hot flashes and night sweats during perimenopause, according to the first randomized controlled trial to specifically
FDA Issues Update on Rare Breast Implant-Associated Lymphoma As of September 30, 2017, the FDA has received a total of 414 medical device reports of anaplastic large cell lymphoma associated with breast implants, most involving implants with
A Musing on Interpreters in the Pediatric Exam Room Interpreters can become a critical part of the interaction with a family. <br /> <i>Medscape Pediatrics</i
Hydrocortisone Granules Specially Formulated for Children New data suggest that the pediatric hydrocortisone formulation Infacort is equivalently absorbed whether taken directly by mouth or sprinkled on soft food. <br /> <i>Medscape
Freezing Hunger-Signaling Nerve May Spur Weight Loss Freezing the nerve that carries hunger signals to the brain suppresses appetite and may spur weight loss by making diets easier to follow. <br /> <i>Medscape Medical News</i
Providers May Be Careless When Disposing of Paper Records Hospitals should consider eliminating any nonsecure disposal of paper records, regardless of content, authors said. <br /> <i>Medscape Medical News</i
Reviews Reveal Benefits of LAMAs, LABAs, and SMART in Asthma Two systematic reviews found LAMAs effective but not superior to LABAs as adjunct to inhaled corticosteroids, and single maintenance and reliever therapy had greater benefit within
What Approaches Do You Use to Treat Obesity? Medscape survey finds many physicians do not prescribe newer weight-loss drugs, and even fewer refer patients for bariatric surgery. <br /> <i>Medscape Medical News</i
Anakinra Boosts Testosterone Levels in Obese Hypogonadal Men Targeting chronic inflammation may be a novel approach to treating hypogonadism and possibly reducing cardiovascular risk in men with metabolic syndrome. <br /> <i>Medscape
Trump Vows to Seek Death Penalty for Opioid Dealers President Donald J. Trump's latest plan to stem the US opioid crisis includes stricter law enforcement, interruption of the drug supply, and seeking the death penalty for dealers
Schizophrenia Drug Reduces Alzheimer&#39;s-Related Agitation Brexpiprazole, approved by the FDA in 2015 to treat schizophrenia and depression, is also effective for treating agitation in patients with Alzheimer's-related dementia, two phase
Localized Risk for Infection Transmission on Planes Only passengers sitting within 1 meter of an infected person are at substantial risk, a new study found. For the remaining passengers, the risk is quite low. <br /> <i>Medscape
Mediterranean Diet May Help Protect Bones in Postmenopausal Women Preliminary study suggests that adopting this acknowledged healthy eating pattern might help women protect their joints and bones after menopause. <br /> <i>Medscape Medical News
New Genes Hold Clue to Why Many With Obesity Don&#39;t Get Diabetes Obese people who are at reduced risk of type 2 diabetes have been found to carry 7 new genetic variants associated with 'safer' subcutaneous storage of fat, rather than visceral
Abortion Care Varies Highly Across the US, New Report Says An updated report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine found the quality of abortion care in the United States varies greatly depending on where a