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Fish oil, probiotics fail to protect against gestational diabetes

Consuming fish oil or probiotics during pregnancy is not an effective means of avoiding gestational diabetes in women with overweight or obesity, according to study results published in Diabetes Care. “The need to find a means to lower the risk [for gestat ...

Skin toxicity from anti-PD-1 therapy associated with better melanoma outcomes

Patients with advanced melanoma who experienced cutaneous toxic effects during treatment with anti-PD-1 therapy appeared to have better clinical outcomes than patients who did not experience these effects, according to a research letter published in JAMA O ...

Low LDL, triglycerides increase stroke risk in women

Women with LDL levels below 70 mg/dL and low triglyceride levels had increased risk for hemorrhagic stroke, according to a study published in Neurology. “Strategies to lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels, like modifying diet or taking statins, are wi ...

Age tied to infection risk in IBD

Elderly patients with inflammatory bowel disease have a higher risk for infection because of their age and other factors, according to study results. Nabeel Khan, MD, of the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and colleagues wrot ...

Visual acuity gains reported in phase 3 trial of Leber hereditary optic neuropathy treatment

GenSight Biologics’ gene therapy treatment candidate for Leber hereditary optic neuropathy showed continuous recovery of visual function in a phase 3 trial, according to a press release. Best corrected visual acuity improved by an equivalent of 21 ETDRS le ...

Visual acuity gains reported in phase 3 trial of Leber hereditary optic neuropathy treatment

GenSight Biologics’ gene therapy treatment candidate for Leber hereditary optic neuropathy showed continuous recovery of visual function in a phase 3 trial, according to a press release. Best corrected visual acuity improved by an equivalent of 21 ETDRS le ...

VIDEO: Identifying depression, anxiety in primary care

PHILADELPHIA — Depression and anxiety are common disorders seen in primary care practices, with up to 20% of patients presenting with symptoms, according to a speaker here at the ACP Internal Medicine Meeting 2019. Depression and anxiety are commonly displ ...

VIDEO: Head and neck cancer landscape changing as incidence of HPV-positive disease increases

NEW YORK — Robert L. Ferris, MD, PhD, director of UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, spoke at HemOnc Today New York about management of HPV-positive oropharynx cancer. Incidence of this subtype of head and neck cancer has increased about 5% annually for the past ...

Debridement, antibiotics and implant retention seen as viable treatment for PJI after TKA

According to recently published results, debridement, antibiotics and implant retention was as viable and safe treatment for periprosthetic infection after primary total knee arthroplasty. Researchers performed a retrospective cohort study of 58 patients w ...

Artificial Intelligence and its Promising Application in Global Health

Credit: Getty Images There is a lot of hype around Artificial Intelligence, or AI. There is also a lot of optimism around its promise and its application to global health. AI allows humans to do more, faster. But the significant behavior change required t ...

New antiplatelet lowers bleeding risk in stroke

The novel antiplatelet agent ACT017 confers reduced risk for bleeding and may be a safe and effective alternative for patients with stroke, according to early findings published in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology. Christine Voors-Pette, M ...

Partners named for children’s vision and eye health program

The Better Vision Together – Community of Practice program from the National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness has its first partners, the organization announced in a press release. The 3-year project aims to improve vision a ...

Partners named for children’s vision and eye health program

The Better Vision Together – Community of Practice program from the National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness has its first partners, the organization announced in a press release. The 3-year project aims to improve vision a ...

Delayed cardioversion noninferior to early cardioversion for AF

A wait-and-see approach for patients who presented to the ED with atrial fibrillation was noninferior to early cardioversion for return to sinus rhythm at 4 weeks, according to results from the RACE 7 ACWAS trial published in The New England Journal of Med ...

Q&A: Is the CDC’s delay in linking AFM to EV-D68 warranted?

The United States witnessed an uptick in the number of children experiencing weakness and paralysis of unknown origin in 2014. The CDC began investigating cases of the condition, known as acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, and since then, surveillance data ha ...

CAC scores, self-reported health status may improve CV risk prediction

Coronary artery calcification score and self-rated health status were poorly connected and may in fact be complementary when predicting CV risk, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open. “The combination of [self-rated health] and CAC score may ...

Living With Cancer: The Lifesaving Power in Stem Cells

Liars and thieves should not be allowed to detract from legitimate scientific research that has made umbilical cord blood mystic in its regenerative powers. ...

3 ways to reduce burnout

PHILADELPHIA — Data indicate that rates of physician burnout are declining, but it remains a significant issue for clinicians, a speaker at the American College of Physicians Internal Medicine Meeting told attendees. A study recently published in Mayo Clin ...

3 ways to reduce burnout

PHILADELPHIA — Data indicate that rates of physician burnout are declining, but it remains a significant issue for clinicians, a speaker at the American College of Physicians Internal Medicine Meeting told attendees. A study recently published in Mayo Clin ...

3 ways to reduce burnout

PHILADELPHIA — Data indicate that rates of physician burnout are declining, but it remains a significant issue for clinicians, a speaker at the American College of Physicians Internal Medicine Meeting told attendees. A study recently published in Mayo Clin ...