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Diversity Missing in Genetic Studies European populations are overrepresented in genetic and genomic studies, contributing to healthcare inequities. <br /> <i>Medscape Medical News</i
Some Medical Apps Routinely Share Data Study authors advise clinicians to be aware of the privacy risks when they use such apps themselves or recommend them to patients. <br /> <i>Medscape Medical News</i
Hopes Dashed for Aducanumab in Alzheimer&#39;s Disease The phase 3 ENGAGE and EMERGE trials, which were assessing the novel amyloid-B-targeting agent aducanumab for Alzheimer's-related dementia, have been discontinued due to futility
A Sobering Breakthrough in AF Care Frequent alcohol drinkers with atrial fibrillation benefitted from abstinence in a novel randomized trial, which prompts the question: Should temperance be prescribed before meds
Some ADHD Meds Tied to a Higher Psychosis Risk Than Others Amphetamines are associated with a higher psychosis risk than methylphenidate in young patients who take these agents to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. <br /> <i>
NOMAS: Depression Tied to Increased Stroke Risk Post-stroke depression has been previously associated with poorer recovery, but new research suggests depression may also be a risk factor for stroke. <br /> <i>Medscape Medical
Treating Parents Effective for Child Anxiety A novel program that helps parents decrease "family accommodation" is as effective for reducing anxiety in their offspring as cognitive behavioral therapy for the child
E-Cig Giant Juul Touts Positive Study in a Questionable Journal Juul Laboratories, which dominates the US e-cigarette market, is promoting a positive, peer-reviewed study of one of its products that is published in a 'predatory' journal. <br
Mushrooms May Cut Cognitive Impairment Risk Healthy diet and lifestyle are increasingly being linked to a lower risk of mild cognitive impairment or dementia. New research suggests mushrooms may have particular
Simple New Urine Test for Preeclampsia Could Save Many Lives Pilot study finds new bedside urine test may improve diagnosis of preeclampsia. The Congo Red Dot test is under commercial development with a focus on affordability for use around
FDA Approves Brexanolone (Zulresso), First Drug for Postpartum Depression The drug can be given only in a certified facility, and women will have to stay for the entire 2.5 days it takes for the infusion. <br /> <i>FDA Approvals</i
Chiropractic Care Tied to Significant Reduction in Opioid Scripts Patients who visit a chiropractor for low-back and neck pain are less likely to receive prescription opioids than their counterparts who go to other healthcare providers, new
Getting to the Core of the Apple Heart Study The co-principal investigator of a study that assessed the ability of an Apple Watch app to detect atrial fibrillation discusses the findings with John Mandrola, MD. <br /> <i>
Moderate Muscle Strength Key to Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Moderate levels of resistance training should be encouraged to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, US findings suggest, although conversely, high-strength training may
EPA&#39;s Methylene Chloride Ban Excludes Workers The chemical is found in paint strippers. Stores like Lowe's and Walmart have stopped selling products containing it, but environmental advocates say workers should be protected
Light Activity Lowers Cardiovascular Risk in Older Women The prospective trial, which used objectively measured movement, found that the performance of regular household tasks was associated with significant reductions in cardiovascular
Behavioral Therapy as Good as Meds for Incontinence A network meta-analysis suggests behavioral therapy may be as good as medication for treating urinary incontinence in women; the results confirm international guidelines. <br /> <
AI Reduces False Positives in Lung Cancer Screening A new machine learning algorithm outperformed existing methods in differentiating benign nodules from cancer. <br /> <i>Medscape Medical News</i
From Bench to Bedside: ENDO 2019 Ties Science to Clinical Care 'What distinguishes ENDO from other meetings is that you get a curated view of what is the newest, hottest, and best in science, which you know...is going to be impacting care.' <
Stroke Mortality Down, but Global Burden Remains High Although the global stroke mortality rate dropped substantially from 1990 to 2016, the global burden of stroke is still high, with more than 80 million stroke survivors, new data