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Medicare Shared Savings Program Stays Stable Despite More Risk
Friday, July 19, 2019
Providers are more willing to take on financial risk than some expected, CMS chief says, but critics of the program are still expressing concerns. Medscape Medical News
Health Insurers Make It Easy for Scammers to Steal Millions
Friday, July 19, 2019
Health insurers are regarded as fierce defenders of health care dollars. But the case of David Williams shows one reason America's health care costs continue to rise. The personal trainer spent years posing as a doctor and billing the nation's top...
Brain 'Go and Stop' Response May Hone ADHD Diagnosis in Kids
Friday, July 19, 2019
The ability to start and delay a task differs significantly between kids with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder and typically developing children, new research suggests. Medscape Medical News
AI Predicts Long-term Death Risk From Single Chest X-ray
Friday, July 19, 2019
Using a single diagnostic image, a new artificial intelligence algorithm predicts 12-year mortality, new data suggested. Medscape Medical News
Frequent Sleeping Pill Use Linked to Increased Dementia Risk
Friday, July 19, 2019
Adults who reported taking sleep meds 5 or more nights per month had a 43% greater risk of developing dementia over 15 years vs their peers who rarely took sleeping pills. Medscape Medical News
More Evidence Links Maternal Migraine to Infant Colic
Friday, July 19, 2019
Mothers, but not fathers, with migraine are significantly more likely to have a baby with colic, new research suggests. Medscape Medical News
New Guidance on Antipsychotic Choice
Friday, July 19, 2019
Choosing the best antipsychotic for individual patients with schizophrenia is challenging. A new meta-analysis seeks to inform that choice by ranking 32 antipsychotics on the basis of efficacy and safety. Medscape Medical News
Bankrupt Hospital Leaves Physicians, Nurses in the Lurch
Friday, July 19, 2019
The impending closure of Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia is sending shockwaves not only through its clinicians but through the wider community, too.
'Striking' Benefit of Intranasal Insulin in Slowing Dementia
Friday, July 19, 2019
Extension trial showed striking results at 18 months in patients with mild cognitive impairment or dementia using a particular insulin delivery device. Medscape Medical News
EINSTEIN-Jr: Rivaroxaban Safe, Effective in Kids With VTE
Friday, July 19, 2019
Billed as the largest-ever randomized trial of venous thromboembolism management in children, it suggests the direct oral anticoagulant works as well for them as for adults, say investigators. Medscape Medical News
Could Cheap Drug Metformin Prevent Dementia in Black Patients?
Friday, July 19, 2019
African American patients with diabetes started on metformin showed a marked reduction in dementia compared with those on a sulfonylurea, with the 50-64 year age group showing a 40% risk reduction. Medscape Medical News
Night Shifts, Long Hours Linked to Miscarriages and Preterm Births
Friday, July 19, 2019
Pregnant women who work nights or long hours may be more likely to have a miscarriage or preterm delivery than mothers with day jobs, a research review suggests. Reuters Health Information
Women Doctors Skip Conferences Because of Family Responsibilities
Friday, July 19, 2019
Female oncologists are more likely than their male colleagues to skip scientific meetings that could offer networking opportunities and a chance to catch up with the latest developments in their field, a new study finds. Reuters Health Information
Recent Cannabis Use Tied to Memory Deficits, Slowed Mental Processing
Friday, July 19, 2019
People who have recently used cannabis may be more likely to experience memory deficits or difficulties with cognitive function than those who don't use the drug, a recent study suggests. Reuters Health Information
Young Men 'Benefit' in Later Years When Teen Pregnancy Ends in Abortion
Saturday, July 20, 2019
When young women use abortion services, the adolescent men who avoid becoming teenaged fathers go on to have better educational and financial futures than peers who do become teen fathers, a U.S. study suggests. Reuters Health Information
Menstrual Cups Safe, Effective, and Largely Unknown
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Menstrual cups are at least as effective at collecting menstrual blood as sanitary pads and tampons, yet a pervasive lack of awareness of the cups hinders widespread use. Medscape Medical News
Support for Broadening ECG Criteria for Using CRT
Thursday, July 18, 2019
It might be oversimplifying to focus only on heart failure patients with left-bundle-branch block, say some. There is a non-LBBB subgroup that seems to benefit, suggest registry data. Medscape Medical News
'Wake Up Call': Early Adult Health May Set Path for Later CVD
Thursday, July 18, 2019
"This analysis brings the field 1 step closer to the 'holy grail' of a direct link between early life exposures and cardiovascular events," experts said. Medscape Medical News
Disturbed Eating Behaviors Linked to Worse Self-Management in Type 1 Diabetes
Saturday, July 20, 2019
Disturbed eating behaviors (DEB) in adolescents and emerging adults with type 1 diabetes transitioning to adult care are associated with worse diabetes self-management, according to a longitudinal study. Reuters Health Information
Many Hospitals Not Meeting Standards for High-Risk Surgeries: Survey
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Most hospitals don't perform enough surgeries to meet minimum safety standards. Three out of four also don't have systems in place to monitor whether each surgery is necessary, says watchdog group. Medscape Medical News