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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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CAR-T for Autoimmune Disease; Methods of Illegal Opioid Overdose

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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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FDA Approves Antibiotic Combination for Complicated UTIs

Cefepime-enmetazobactam beat piperacillin-tazobactam in phase III study

FDA APPROVED cefepime-enmetazobactam (Exblifep) over a computer rendering of a urinary tract infection
'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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Practice Management
Can Artificial Intelligence Improve Prior Authorization?

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

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Changing the Surgical Paradigm in Oligometastatic NSCLC

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

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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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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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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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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

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

Hint: It relates to you, California healthcare worker


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Reversing Anticoagulation in Hemorrhagic Stroke; E-Cigs for Smoking Cessation

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A 103-Year-Old Doctor on the Secret to Happiness

Gladys McGarey, MD, on her remarkable journey in medicine

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Breaking Point: Why We Become Activists

Three healthcare providers describe what pushed them to speak out