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Women with endometriosis show higher risk for heart disease

Women who have endometriosis diagnosed at age 40 or younger are three times more likely to develop heart disease than those without the condition, says a large prospective study published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.1  
feeds.bmj.com
almost 3 years ago
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Hepatitis C Virus and Chronic Kidney Disease: Evidence-Based Management and Advances in Treatment CME/CE

: Address clinical challenges in diagnosing and managing patients with HCV and CKD, and review evidence-based data for newer HCV therapies.  
medscape.org
almost 3 years ago
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Pseudobulbar Affect or Psychiatric Condition? Guide to Diagnosis and Management CME

As an organization accredited by the ACCME, Medscape, LLC, requires everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. The ACCME defines "relevant financial relationships" as financial relationships in any amount, occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner, that could create a conflict of interest.  
medscape.org
almost 3 years ago
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Biosimilars: Examining Approaches to Real-World Challenges CME/CE

: Dr Stevenson discusses biosimilars, their efficacy, utility, and their incorporation to the pharmacopoeia in the future.  
medscape.org
almost 3 years ago
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One Size May Not Fit All: A New Aspirin Option for the High-Risk Patient CME

The goal of this activity is to increase awareness of patients at risk for aspirin resistance, and a new aspirin formulation to help address this challenge.  
medscape.org
almost 3 years ago
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New positive case of Ebola virus disease confirmed in Liberia

Liberian health authorities convened an emergency meeting today with key partners to coordinate and plan a rapid response to the new positive case of Ebola virus disease.  
who.int
almost 3 years ago
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EMA Committee Backs Infliximab Biosimilar Product Flixabi

Studies show 'comparable quality, safety and efficacy' to the reference product Remicade (infliximab), the committee noted.  
medscape.com
almost 3 years ago
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HPV Vaccine Side-Effects Class-Action Suit Planned in Japan

Lawyers representing girls with adverse effects after HPV vaccination are preparing a lawsuit against the government and the manufacturers.  
medscape.com
almost 3 years ago
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IBD: Relapse Rate High After Stopping Anti-TNF Treatment

One third of patients in remission from inflammatory bowel disease relapsed within 1 year of discontinuing their anti-tumor necrosis factor-alpha drugs, according to a meta-analysis.  
medscape.com
almost 3 years ago
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Scan May Help Many With NAFLD Avoid Biopsy

A non-invasive test could help rule out advanced fibrosis in many patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), according to new findings.  
medscape.com
almost 3 years ago
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Vital Signs: Preparing for Local Mosquito-Borne Transmission of Zika Virus — United States, 2016 | MMWR

The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Series is prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  
cdc.gov
almost 3 years ago
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Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 139 FFFF

Get ready to be challenged with some good old fashioned medical trivia...introducing Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 139 FFFF  
lifeinthefastlane.com
almost 3 years ago
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Tenofovir Prodrug as Effective as Tenofovir DF, and Possibly Safer

Patients taking tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) as part of combination therapy for HIV can switch to tenofovir alafenamide (TAF), which may be safer, according to the authors of new phase III trial report.  
medscape.com
almost 3 years ago
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FDA Seeks Limit on Inorganic Arsenic in Infant Rice Cereal

The agency wants to protect children from possible developmental problems caused by exposure to this naturally occurring element in rice.  
medscape.com
almost 3 years ago
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EMA Panel Backs Pandemic Avian Influenza Vaccine

The European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use has recommended granting marketing authorization for the Pandemic Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine.  
medscape.com
almost 3 years ago
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Lower CV Risk -- With a Diabetes Drug

Dr Peters shares a recent case where she prescribed diabetes drugs for the purpose of helping a patient reduce his cardiovascular disease risk.  
medscape.com
almost 3 years ago
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The Opioid Crisis: Anatomy of a Doctor-Driven Epidemic

An crisis in which a specialty society, a federal agency, a healthcare watchdog organization, drug makers, demanding patients, and well-meaning doctors in many specialties all played prominent roles.  
medscape.com
almost 3 years ago
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Obesity Now More Common Than Underweight Worldwide

If post-2000 trends continue, obesity rates will hit 18% in men and 21% among women by 2025. A study of 186 countries also finds prevalence of underweight, especially in South Asia.  
medscape.com
almost 3 years ago
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Type 1 Diabetes May Increase Epilepsy Risk Threefold

The underlying cause for the relationship remains unclear, but the association has been seen in several studies. </em>  
medscape.com
almost 3 years ago
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Romosozumab Tops Teriparatide in Phase 3 Osteoporosis Study

Romosozumab, a novel investigational agent that both promotes bone formation and inhibits bone resorption, showed positive results at the hip and spine at 1 year.  
medscape.com
almost 3 years ago