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Alzheimer's Supplements Fail Compared With Generic Drugs

Prescription galantamine drugs were labeled accurately, but dietary supplements were not

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Amy Schumer's Diagnosis; FDA Yanks Cancer Drug; Nursing Student Murdered

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Gastroenterology
Healthy Lifestyle Habits May Help Prevent New-Onset IBS

Adhering to even one healthy habit was significantly associated with lower incidence

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Benralizumab Matches Mepolizumab for Rare Vasculitis

Similar rates of patients with eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis achieved remission

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Cefepime-enmetazobactam beat piperacillin-tazobactam in phase III study

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'Eye Opening': Chatbot Outperforms Ophthalmologists

"There's no place where people did better" in response to prompts about glaucoma, retinal health

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Possibly, but "complete transparency" about its use would be needed, expert says

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Oncology/Hematology
Changing the Surgical Paradigm in Oligometastatic NSCLC

Propensity-score matched analysis suggests survival benefit with surgery to the primary tumor

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Nephrology
FDA OKs Device for Pediatric Kidney Injury Due to Sepsis

The device was granted a Humanitarian Device Exemption approval

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Infectious Disease
CDC Addresses Rebound of Mycoplasma Pneumonia in Kids

Numbers were indeed up in the fall of 2023, but higher before the pandemic

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Genetics
Faster Cures, More Genetic Treatments: A Q&A With NIH's Joni Rutter

The NCATS Biomedical Data Translator is giving researchers ideas for new disease therapies

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Primary Care
Study Identifies Ways to Improve Gender-Affirming Healthcare

Interviews with transgender adults yields provider- and systems-level guidance for better care

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Neurology
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Infectious Disease
Novel Hepatitis E Vaccine Protects for at Least a Decade

Chinese trial shows "remarkable efficacy" against a threat experts warn may be underappreciated

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Another COVID Toll: Over 134,000 Undiagnosed Cancers During Height of Pandemic

Diagnosis rates remained low throughout 2020, with mortality increase projected

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Public Health & Policy
How Many Docs Are Feeling Burned Out? Almost All of Them, Survey Finds

More than half have considered taking a non-patient-facing job or leaving the field entirely

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Oncology/Hematology
Male Fertility Problems in the Family Linked to Cancer Risk

Low sperm levels were tied to specific cancers in family members

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Cabozantinib Plus Atezolizumab Improves PFS in Metastatic CRPC

A non-hormonal therapy control arm is appropriate in trials, says Neeraj Agarwal, MD

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Psychiatry
Acupuncture Tops Sham for Easing PTSD in Combat Veterans

Large treatment effect observed for clinical and biological measures of combat-related PTSD

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Moving Forward With Diversity in Medicine After SCOTUS Decision

Experts weigh in on the consequences of Supreme Court's affirmative action ruling

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Shaping the Future of Effective Artificial Intelligence in Medicine

Testing and rating the performance of AI models used in healthcare will be key

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When a Revolutionary Cancer Treatment Causes Cancer

The potential benefits of CAR T-cell therapies still far outweigh the risks

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The Real COVID Isolation Headline That Nobody Is Picking Up On

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Breaking Point: Why We Become Activists

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