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Pandemic Delayed Treatment in Patients With CTCL, Study Finds
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984982

Dec 5th, 2022 - The early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic caused an average treatment delay of 3.2 months for 53% of patients with cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL), results from a retrospective study of nine international centers showed. However, among patients with CTCL diagnosed with COVID-19 during that time, no cases were acquired from outpatient visits. "Delays in therapy for patients with cutaneous lymph...

Medically Speaking, 2022 Was the Best Year Yet for Children
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984793

Dec 5th, 2022 - Headlines from earlier in the fall were grim: Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, life expectancy in the United States has fallen for 2 years running. Last year, according to health officials, the average American newborn could hope to reach 76.1 years, down from 79 years in 2019. So far, so bad. But the headlines don't tell the full story, which is much less dire. In fact, 2022 is the best year i...

COVID Vax Prevents Death in Children Regardless of Variant
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984954

Dec 2nd, 2022 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. COVID-19 vaccines retained the ability to prevent deaths from COVID-19 in children and adolescents regardless of the dominant circulating variant, in a new study. The vaccine's effectiveness against infection in the short term has been established, as has the waning effectiveness of the vaccine ...

Canada Contributes $15 Million to PAHO Vaccine Initiative
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984918

Dec 2nd, 2022 - The Canadian government will contribute $15 million to a Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) initiative to increase vaccine production capacities in Latin America and the Caribbean. Broadly, the monies will support training and technology transfer and strengthen regional value chains to enable the sourcing of vaccine manufacturing components. The funds will also help bolster regulatory syst...

NPs React: Addressing Burnout and Depression
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984917

Dec 2nd, 2022 - The Medscape Nurse Practitioner Burnout and Depression Report 2022 paints a discouraging picture of the mental health of NPs. Almost a third of the 2084 respondents reported that they're considering leaving healthcare. Another third said they had previously considered leaving the field because of mental health concerns, such as burnout and depression. One reader of the report commented, "This i...

Virtual Yoga Program Appears to Improve IBS Symptoms, Fatigue, Stress
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984961

Dec 2nd, 2022 - An online yoga program appears to be effective, feasible, and safe for patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), according to a new report. Participants reported a decrease in IBS-related symptoms and improvements in quality of life, fatigue, and perceived stress. "IBS affects upwards of 15%-20% of the North American population, and despite our advances in the area, we have very limited opt...

'Doctor Mike,' With 10M+ Viewers, Shares His Social Media Tips
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/982012

Dec 1st, 2022 - This transcript has been edited for clarity. Robert Glatter, MD: Welcome. I'm Dr Robert Glatter, medical advisor for Medscape Emergency Medicine. Today, we have Dr Mikhail Varshavski, otherwise known as "Doctor Mike," who is a family medicine physician and well-known social media medical influencer. He's joining us to discuss how he has spent the past several years debunking medical misinformat...

China to Allow Home Quarantine for Some Infected With COVID: Sources
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984833

Dec 1st, 2022 - HONG KONG (Reuters) - China will allow some people who test positive for COVID-19 to quarantine at home, among supplementary measures to be announced in coming days, two sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. Home isolation for the infected would be a significant change in China's quarantine protocols. Earlier this year, entire communities were locked down, sometimes for weeks, afte...

Buzzy Lancet Long COVID Paper Under Investigation for 'Data Errors'
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984858

Dec 1st, 2022 - Editor's note: Find the latest long COVID news and guidance in Medscape's Long COVID Resource Center. An early and influential paper on long COVID that appeared in The Lancet has been flagged with an expression of concern while the journal investigates "data errors" brought to light by a reader. An editorial that accompanied the paper when it was published in January of last year described it a...

Former President Bill Clinton Says He Has Mild Case of COVID
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984877

Dec 1st, 2022 - Former President Bill Clinton has tested positive for COVID-19. "I've had mild symptoms, but I'm doing fine overall and keeping myself busy at home," Clinton, 76, wrote on Twitter on Wednesday. "I'm grateful to be vaccinated and boosted, which has kept my case mild, and I urge everyone to do the same, especially as we move into the winter months." https://twitter.com/BillClinton/status/15980319...

Is Finding and Fixing Iron Deficiency in Heart Failure Beneficial? IRONMAN in Detail
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/983652

Nov 30th, 2022 - This transcript has been edited for clarity. Ileana L. Piña, MD, MPH: Hi. I'm Ileana Piña, heart failure transplant cardiologist and quality chief at Thomas Jefferson in Philadelphia. This is my blog from the American Heart Association meeting in the beautiful town of Chicago. I've been watching for years my heart failure patients come in with low hemoglobin. I always turn to my heart house sta...

No Help From Vitamin D Supplements; COVID-19 Severity Linked to Genes; and Salting Food Less Lowers Cardiac Risk
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984694

Nov 30th, 2022 - No Help From Vitamin D Supplements A new study adds to evidence that vitamin D supplements don't do much for health, said Medscape writer F. Perry Wilson, MD, MSCE, of the Yale School of Medicine. Children in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, showed no difference in the rate of latent tuberculosis infection after 3 years of vitamin D3 supplements compared with children who got only a placebo, according to...

30% of Adults With COVID Have Symptoms Lasting 3 Months
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984759

Nov 30th, 2022 - Editor's note: Find the latest long COVID news and guidance in Medscape's Long COVID Resource Center. Nearly 3 of every 10 U.S. adults who have had COVID-19 said that their symptoms lasted at least 3 months, according to a new Census Bureau report. The report, called the Household Pulse Survey, was based on responses collected from Nov. 2-14. Nearly 36 million adults – 29.1% – said their sympto...

Elderly Now Account for Almost 90% of COVID-19 Deaths, Data Show
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984771

Nov 30th, 2022 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. Almost 9 out of 10 COVID-19 deaths are among people 65 and older -- the highest rate yet for elderly fatalities since the pandemic began, according to an analysis by The Washington Post. The Centers for Disease Control says more than 300 people die each day from COVID-19 – down from the 2,000 or...

Late-Stage CRC Spiked in Second Year of Pandemic
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984756

Nov 30th, 2022 - Diagnoses of late-stage colorectal cancer (CRC) increased substantially during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a review of almost 18,000 patients at 81 medical centers in Italy. There was an increase in locally advanced cancers during the first year of the pandemic in 2020, but this was followed by "a more definitive increase [in] advanced cases," particularly metastatic disease, in the sec...

Amazon Clinic: What You Need to Know
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984775

Nov 30th, 2022 - Amazon is encouraging patients to "skip the waiting room" with the launch of Amazon Clinic, a virtual health care service that aims to offer treatment for nearly 2 dozen common health conditions. Taking a step beyond a typical telehealth visit, the service promises personalized treatment with no appointments, video calls, or live chat. Patients can answer questions about their symptoms and heal...

Researchers Take Aim at One Vaccine Targeting COVID, Flu, Even RSV
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984795

Nov 30th, 2022 - With multiple viruses circulating around the United States and multiple vaccines to try to prevent some of them, there is increasing effort to streamline and improve the process and ultimately make one vaccine to attack most — if not all — of the viruses at the same time. Scientists are trying several approaches to stay ahead of not only influenza and SARS-Cov-2, but also respiratory syncytial ...

Polish judge critical of government to return to work after 2 years
https://www.reuters.com/article/poland-eu-judiciary-tuleya/polish-judge-critical-of-government-to-return-to-work-after-2-years-idUSL8N32P2G7

Nov 29th, 2022 - WARSAW, Nov 29 (Reuters) - A Polish judge fiercely critical of the nationalist government’s judicial reforms was reinstated in his job on Tuesday by a new disciplinary body after being suspended for two years. Changes to the Polish judiciary have led Brussels to withhold some European Union funds for Poland. It says Warsaw must fulfil milestones related to judicial independence, reinstate unlaw...

IMF chief urges more targeted COVID approach in China -AP interview
https://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-china-imf/imf-chief-urges-more-targeted-covid-approach-in-china-ap-interview-idUSW1N32A008

Nov 29th, 2022 - WASHINGTON, Nov 29 (Reuters) - IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva on Tuesday urged Beijing to back away from stringent lockdowns to manage ongoing COVID-19 cases and instead move toward more targeted actions, citing the impact on China’s people and economy in an interview with the Associated Press. Georgieva called on Beijing to undergo a “recalibration” of its so-called “zero COVID” ap...

Medical Masks, N95s May Offer Similar Prevention vs COVID: Study
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984734

Nov 29th, 2022 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. Regular medical masks might provide protection similar to that of N95 respirators in preventing SARS-CoV-2 infection among healthcare workers, according to the first randomized trial that tested the two types of masks head to head in the COVID-19 era. Owing to limitations in the study, however, ...