MedPage Today: Antithrombin Flops for Delaying Birth in Preeclampsia
No increase in gestational age at delivery vs placebo
MedPage Today: Best, Worst States to Be A Doc: Physicians Practice
What states are the best and worst to practice medicine? Physicians Practice reveals the top and bottom picks for 2016.
MedPage Today: Biomarkers May Help Predict Ischemic Stroke Risk
Patients with high levels of four blood biomarkers may be more likely to have an ischemic stroke than those with low rates of the markers, researchers reported.
MedPage Today: By the Numbers: Medical Marijuana
Two dozen states legalized marijuana for medical use, yet there has been little research into how those policies affect clinical care. Using data from Medicare Part D, Ashley C. Bradford, MD, MPH, and colleagues, set out to see how practices ...
MedPage Today: Can TAVR Cost Be Justified in Mid-Risk Patients?
For transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) to be a cost-effective choice over surgery in intermediate surgical-risk patients, it must demonstrate a survival benefit or substantially slash lengths of stay in the hospital, researchers argued.
MedPage Today: Cancer Centers Back HPV Vaccine
Underused vax is 'rare opportunity' to prevent associated cancers.
MedPage Today: Creatine: Should Adolescents Be Taking It?
F. Perry Wilson, MD, looks at the science.
MedPage Today: Depressed Adults Not Getting Care
More than two-thirds of adults with depression don't receive any treatment for their condition, researchers reported.
MedPage Today: Durable Weight Loss Seen After Bariatric Surgery in Teens
Similar improvements as adults, but questions about safety remain.
MedPage Today: Fatigue, Leg Dysfunction Predict Multiple Sclerosis Progression
Both associated with subsequent conversion to secondary progressive MS
MedPage Today: FDA Okays Cognitive Tests for Head-Injury Patients
The FDA approved the marketing of two computerized assessment tests for evaluating a patient's cognitive function immediately after a suspected brain injury or concussion, the agency announced.
MedPage Today: Female Athletes More Prone to Recurrent Concussion
Reason unclear, study leader calls for more research
MedPage Today: Gut Bacteria Linked to Anti-PD-1 Response
More diverse microbiome correlated with better drug effects
MedPage Today: Heart Attack Survivors Don't Keep Up with Exercise
Fewer than one in six reach guideline targets for physical activity
MedPage Today: Hypertension, Related Mortality Rising Globally
Elevated blood pressure is on the rise around the world, with an increasing impact on mortality, according to a large international study.
MedPage Today: Immunotherapy 'Highly Effective' in Lymphoma Trial (Reuters)
One-third of patients show complete responses at 6 months
MedPage Today: Knee Cartilage Repair Product Wins FDA Nod
First of its kind to be approved, agency says
MedPage Today: Lung Cancer Screening Proves Challenging in Real-Practice Setting
False positives in VA patients double that of lung screening trial
MedPage Today: Major Change Ahead for Cardiac Imaging
'Most physicians unprepared for this paradigm shift'
MedPage Today: Majority of Neurologists Report Symptoms of Burnout
But two-thirds say they're satisfied with their jobs overall
MedPage Today: 'Mental Flossing' May Cut Cognitive Risk in Elderly
Intellectual stimulation may even diminish risk in APOE4 carriers
MedPage Today: Migraine Tied to Perioperative Stroke Risk
30-day ischemic stroke risk higher for those with migraine with aura.
MedPage Today: Morning Break: Abuse-Deterrent Opioid; St. Jude's Anti-Hack Fix; NFL Under Fire
Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff.
MedPage Today: Morning Break: Zika in SE Asia & EpiPen Price Probe
Health news and commentary from around the Web
MedPage Today: Most States Lack 'Return to Learn' Laws for Head-Injured Kids
While all 50 states and Washington have passed return to play laws for young athletes who suffer suspected concussions, not even a dozen states had passed return to learn (RTL) laws for all students, according to a review of state concussion ...
MedPage Today: NeuroBreak: More Trouble for Opioid Genetic Risk Test
News and commentary from the world of neurology and neuroscience
MedPage Today: Neurocognitive Tests for Concussion: Wave of the Past?
Mayo team says current protocols outmoded
MedPage Today: OncoBreak: Better Mammography; Fuel for Cancer Cells; Patients Need More Info
news, features, and commentary about cancer-related issues
MedPage Today: OncoBreak: Listening to Patients; Getting Real; Sleep and Cancer
The search for protection against radiation poisoning yielded a potential topical treatment for one of the most common adverse effects of radiation therapy: skin irritation and burns.
MedPage Today: Paracardial Fat a CV Risk Factor in Older Women
Strongest associations found among women with lower estradiol levels
MedPage Today: Pelzman's Picks: Parents Spark EpiPen Price Outrage
Also: pregnancy-related deaths in Texas, a self-driving health future
MedPage Today: Physician Groups Slam Trump's Executive Order on Immigration
Organizations decry effect on foreign-born physicians and patients
MedPage Today: Placebo Effect Works for Heart Procedures, Too
Keeping 'eyes on the prize' appears to improve outcomes.
MedPage Today: Predicting Recurrences After Surgery for Crohn’s: The Gastro Endo News Report
A recent study found that, in Crohn's disease, a patient's microbiome during surgery may predict recurrences down the line.
MedPage Today: Progesterone Tx May Boost Pregnancy After Miscarriages
Most beneficial in women with recurrent loss and abnormal hormone levels
MedPage Today: Rates of Infant Head Trauma Abuse Remain High
Parental education improves knowledge, but not behavior
MedPage Today: Risks of Infant Death Higher in Home Births for First-Time Moms
Additional contraindications to home birth needed, study says
MedPage Today: Short Sleepers Drink More Sugary Sodas
There appears to be a connection between getting too little sleep and drinking more caffeinated sugary drinks, but the direction of the association is not understood.
MedPage Today: Study: Prostate Cancer-Vasectomy Link Weakens
One of the largest studies to date showed no association between vasectomy and fatal prostate cancer.
MedPage Today: Synergy Wins FDA Approval for Constipation Drug
Trulance approved for chronic idiopathic constipation in adult
MedPage Today: Targeted Drug Fails to Impress in Anal Cancer
Patients with high-risk squamous cell anal cancer had a moderate reduction in locoregional failure but a substantial increase in toxicity with the addition of cetuximab (Erbitux) to standard chemoradiation, a multicenter clinical trial showed.
MedPage Today: Xermelo OK'd for Cancer-Associated Diarrhea
Drug to be taken along with somatostatin analogue