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No Benefit of Switching Antipsychotics in Early Schizophrenia

There appears to be little benefit in switching antipsychotics in first-episode schizophrenia. Instead, patients should be treated for 6 to 8 weeks …

Medicine

New AI Platform Diagnoses Brain Disease in Seconds

An artificial intelligence (AI) platform accurately identifies acute neurologic events, such as stroke, from CT scans in as little as 1.2 seconds, …

Deep Learning

New Textbook Tackles the Occupational Hazard of Physician Suicide

As the US "epidemic" of physician suicide continues, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) has developed a new textbook designed to help medical …

Mental Health

How does gender impact physician burnout? 3 key takeaways

<b>How they cope.</b> When respondents were asked how they deal with burnout, the most notable difference was that more than half of female physicians with …

Burnout

Is One Basal Insulin Just Like Another?

Hello. I'm Dr Charles Vega, and I am a clinical professor of family medicine at the University of California at Irvine. Welcome to Medscape Morning …

Diabetes

What Lessons Should Be Learned From Bawa-Garba?

"A lightning rod for the dissatisfaction of doctors and medical staff" was how the Bawa-Garba case was described in court, ahead of the junior …

Medicine

Alcohol, Opioid Addiction Meds Reduce Crime, Suicidality

Medications currently used to treat alcohol and opioid use disorders also appear to reduce suicidality and crime, results from a large …

Medicine

Marijuana Use Tied to Less Pain/Anxiety in Head and Neck Cancer

Patients with newly diagnosed head and neck cancer who used marijuana had strikingly less pain and anxiety than their matched counterparts who did …

Medicine

Lumpectomy Plus RT Tied to Lower Mortality in DCIS

Lumpectomy plus radiotherapy is associated with a statistically significant reduced risk for breast cancer–related death compared with either …

Cancer

'No Doubt' Kratom Is an Opioid With High Abuse Potential

One of the two major psychoactive constituents in kratom has high abuse potential and may also increase the intake of other opiates, new research …

Medicine

Want Strong US Cancer Research? Use This Social Media Kit

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has launched "I Live to Conquer Cancer," a social media–driven, interactive campaign to rally …

Social Media

Policy Changes That Are Affecting Your Pocketbook

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Medicine

Lymph Node Removal Ups Survival in Right-Sided Colon Cancer

In colon cancer, location is important. Evidence is building up to show a significant difference in survival when malignancies emerge on the right …

Cancer

Google Glass App Helps Kids With Autism Read Facial Expressions

Children with autism can learn to read facial expressions by using a smartphone app that runs on Google Glass. The app provides real-time cues about …

Autism

Are We Still Shunning Medicaid Patients?

Hello. I'm Dr Charles Vega, and I am a clinical professor of family medicine at the University of California at Irvine. Welcome to Medscape Morning …

Health Care

Cognitive Training Does Not Prevent Cognitive Decline

This is the Medscape Psychiatry Minute. I'm Dr Peter Yellowlees.<p>Structured activities to stimulate brain function, such as cognitive training …

Medicine

'Misleading': No OS Benefit in NSCLC With Broad-Based Testing

In community oncology practices, where most cancer in the United States is treated, broad-based genetic testing does not offer survival advantages …

Medicine

Medicine AMA Series: Let’s Talk About Sexual Harassment in Medicine. We are the experts from Medscape Medical News here to answer your questions about facing sexual harassment in the medical workplace – Ask Us Anything!

<b>Hello Reddit!</b> We’d like to introduce the editors of Medscape who are here to answer your questions about sexual harassment in medicine. Medscape …

Sexual Harassment

Tumor Treating Fields Also Show Efficacy in Ovarian Cancer

Add ovarian cancer to the list of cancers in which tumor treating fields (TTFs), a novel electricity-based therapy, appears to be effective, …

Cancer

FDA Turns Down Abuse-Deterrent Remoxy ER for Pain

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today nixed approval of abuse-deterrent (AD) oxycodone extended-release capsules (<i>Remoxy ER</i>, Pain …

Medicine

Autoantibody Status Maybe Key to Foreseeing Type 1 Diabetes Risk in Twins

New research finds that individuals with a non-identical twin with type 1 diabetes may be at heightened risk for developing the condition themselves, …

Diabetes

Are Probiotics Safe? We Really Don't Know

Hello. I'm Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy, a practicing internist, Medscape advisor, and senior medical director for WebMD. Welcome to Medscape Morning Report, …

Medicine

Laws to Protect People From HIV Exposure Fall Short

AMSTERDAM — Prosecutions for the nondisclosure of HIV status need to take into account updates in the understanding of transmission risk, according …

Public Health

Proton-Beam Therapy: Snags in US but Expanding Globally

Proton-beam therapy centers are proliferating around the world, despite remaining questions over what advantages it offers over conventional …

Cancer

Dermal Filler Linked to Patient Death in Rio de Janeiro

SÃO PAULO — Brazilian physician Denis Cesar Barros Furtado, MD — known on social media as Dr Butt — has been accused of injecting a large amount of …

Medicine

Gender Pay Gap Persists for Doctors, Especially in Maryland

Male physicians in Maryland earn $335,000 a year on average, 49.6% more than the $224,000 their female counterparts earn, according to a new Merritt …

Medicine

Antihypertensive Therapy Reduces Alzheimer's, Dementia Risk

CHICAGO — Antihypertensive therapy to lower elevated blood pressure (BP) decreases the risk for dementia and Alzheimer's disease (AD) in older …

Dementia

Arterial Stiffness in Older Adults Predicts Future Dementia

CHICAGO — Arterial stiffness is associated with an increased risk for dementia onset in older elderly persons, new research shows.<p>Results from the …

Dementia

Decline in Appendicitis Incidence: Due to Diagnostic Tools?

To study global trends in the incidence of appendicitis, the authors of a previous study published in <i>Annals of Surgery</i> reviewed 120 reports from …

Medicine

Considering a Cardiometabolic Subspecialty

The possibility of recognizing a distinct cardiometabolic subspecialty has been the subject of increasing discussion. We spoke with Robert H. Eckel, …

Medicine