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Schizophrenia in Youth Not a Neurodegenerative Illness Young patients with schizophrenia experience cognitive impairment prior to the onset of psychotic symptoms, but their neurodevelopmental trajectory is comparable to that of healthy
Psychogenic Death: Why Do Healthy People Give Up on Life? A new report examines psychogenic death and hypothesizes that it follows a trajectory of progressive demotivation that may end in the death of physically healthy individuals. <br
Number of Cases of Polio-Like Virus Spike in US Kids, CDC Says Despite extensive investigation, no cause for the cases of acute flaccid myelitis has been identified. <br /> <i>Medscape Medical News</i
Sleep Duration May Influence Stroke Risk Based on Race, Gender Short and long sleep duration may have different consequences for people, depending on race and an individual's sex, new research suggests. <br /> <i>Medscape Medical News</i
Bariatric Surgery Cuts CAD in Very Obese, but Do Effects Wane? Bariatric surgery reduces macrovascular disease in obese patients with diabetes. Although, weight regain remains a challenge in all patients, if expectations are realistic, it's a
High Suicide Risk in Elderly Who Self-Harm Older adults who intentionally harm themselves are more likely to die by suicide, yet are often not referred for mental health services. <br /> <i>Medscape Medical News</i
Don&#39;t Tell Patients to Ditch the Low-Fat Dairy Just Yet PURE data suggest that whole-fat dairy intake lowers mortality, but official recommendations haven't changed. <br /> <i>Medscape Internal Medicine</i
CMS Wants Drug Prices Listed in TV Ads Pharmaceutical companies said any such proposal would likely violate free speech protections. <br /> <i>Medscape Medical News</i
Sudden Cardiac Death in Teens: Does Screening Change Anything? Screening to find the few teen athletes with true cardiac disease and high risk for sudden death is like looking for a needle in a haystack, Dr William Basco argues. <br /> <i>
Two Studies May Change View of Probiotics Results from ground-breaking research show that fecal analysis is inadequate for studying probiotics and that probiotics may harm some patients. <br /> <i>Medscape Medical News
C-Sections Double Since 2000: Rich Too Many, Poor Too Few A new Lancet series on C-sections worldwide shows an almost doubling of rates in the past two decades; while the richest women are having too many, the poorest don't get them when
Male Contraception--Can Men Be Trusted? Can we trust men? Dr Art Caplan discusses the issue of male contraception and the associated responsibility. <br /> <i>Medscape Business of Medicine</i
Polio-like Virus in Children Causing Concern Around US The CDC has confirmed 38 cases, but health officials are reporting an increasing number of suspected cases around the country. <br /> <i>Medscape Medical News</i
Do Not Use Decongestants for Colds in Children Younger Than Age 6 A new review finds no evidence that decongestants provide any benefit to young children and may cause harm. <br /> <i>Medscape Medical News</i
Physicians See the Need, Not the Pay for Mental Healthcare Frustrated physicians describe family practices overwhelmed with patients needing mental health services, and say they see no relief in sight for reimbursement reform. <br /> <i>
FDA OKs New Molecular Assay for Blood Compatibility Testing The ID CORE XT is the second molecular assay approved by FDA for use in transfusion medicine and the first to report genotypes as final results. <br /> <i>FDA Approvals</i
New Tool Aids CT Decision-Making in Kids With Mild TBI A new shared decision-making tool decreases head CT decisional conflict in parents of kids at intermediate risk for traumatic brain injuries -- and increases their trust in
High-Quality Diet Linked to Better Outcomes in Bipolar Disorder A higher-quality diet and lower body mass index have been linked to improved outcomes in patients with bipolar disorder, new research suggests. <br /> <i>Medscape Medical News</i
Undeclared Drugs Common in OTC Supplements, FDA Data Show A new study highlights the frequency with which unauthorized ingredients are found in over-the-counter dietary supplements and sheds light on the FDA's response to these findings
Older Women at Risk of Bone, Muscle Loss With Low-Cal Diets Following a low-energy diet to lose weight could result in loss of both handgrip strength and bone mineral density, especially in older women, suggests a small substudy of the