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Lingering Effects Seen With Non-COVID Respiratory Illness Too
https://www.medpagetoday.com/infectiousdisease/covid19/102011

Dec 1st, 2022 - People with acute respiratory illness during the pandemic suffered similar levels of poor well-being in the months afterward whether they tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 or not, a registry study showed. In a cohort of people who all had initial symptoms suggestive of COVID-19, those who had moderate to severe scores at 3 months on the pain, mood, and other quality-of-life measures on the Patient...

Experts Look to Shield Students From Cracks in Mental Health Care
https://www.medpagetoday.com/psychiatry/generalpsychiatry/102010

Dec 1st, 2022 - Experts discussed the obstacles to caring for young people with mental health problems as they transition from high school to college during a hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Subcommittee on Children and Families on Wednesday. Witnesses pressed Congress to invest more in the treatments for first-episode psychosis and to increase education on more serious and ...

Overactive Bladder Linked to Multiple Unmet Socioeconomic Needs
https://www.medpagetoday.com/urology/urology/102005

Dec 1st, 2022 - Unmet socioeconomic needs had a significant association with overactive bladder (OAB), adding to evidence of a complex interaction between social determinants of health and OAB, researchers said. Stressors such as housing and food insecurity and concerns about personal health as much as tripled the odds of reported OAB symptoms. The stressors remained significant predictors for OAB after adjust...

Unique Nationwide Screening Program Fails to Move the Needle on CVD Risk Factors
https://www.medpagetoday.com/primarycare/preventivecare/102002

Dec 1st, 2022 - Japan's mass screening and counseling intervention resulted in only modest population-wide improvements in obesity and cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors, a study showed. Among over 3.4 million men and 2.3 million women, those who met the threshold for high waist circumference with high blood pressure, impaired glucose tolerance, or dyslipidemia and received lifestyle guidance and counse...

Long COVID Costs Trillions; 'Sunburnt Challenge' Banned; Diagnosis by Fart?
https://www.medpagetoday.com/infectiousdisease/covid19/101990

Dec 1st, 2022 - Note that some links may require subscriptions. One estimate has long COVID costing the U.S. economy $3.7 trillion. (CNBC) The FDA is considering a new strategy for blood donation that may include screening gay and bisexual men for individual risks. (CNN) Responding to criticism, ProPublica says it stands by its controversial investigation (published with Vanity Fair) that pins COVID-19's origi...

Four Eyes Are Not Better Than Two for COVID-19 Protection
https://www.medpagetoday.com/infectiousdisease/covid19/101995

Dec 1st, 2022 - Wearing glasses in public for 2 weeks did not protect against SARS-CoV-2 infection, a Norwegian pragmatic randomized trial showed. Among more than 3,700 participants, 3.7% of those randomized to wear sunglasses or other types of glasses in the community reported a positive COVID test to the Norwegian Surveillance System for Communicable Diseases compared with 3.5% of those in the control group ...

TikTok Creates Ozempic Shortage; New MS Framework Proposed; and AI May Cut Bias in Drug Trials
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984741

Dec 1st, 2022 - TikTok Creates Ozempic Shortage TikTok is fueling demand for Ozempic, creating shortages of the diabetes drug now used for weight loss. Videos on TikTok hashtagged #ozempic have amassed more than 275 million views, and #ozempicweightloss has more than 110 million. The trend follows social media posts by celebrities such as Kim Kardashian and Elon Musk touting their own use of the drug or weight...

Tamoxifen Ups Risk of Uterine Disease, Endometrial Cancer
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984846

Dec 1st, 2022 - Tamoxifen treatment for premenopausal women with breast cancer is independently associated with an increased risk of endometrial cancer and other uterine diseases, according to findings from a large retrospective study of Korean women. After adjusting for multiple confounding variables, tamoxifen users had an almost fourfold increased risk of endometrial cancer compared with nonusers. Overall, ...

Fewer Neonatal Risks With Buprenorphine for Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnancy
https://www.medpagetoday.com/obgyn/pregnancy/101994

Dec 1st, 2022 - Buprenorphine treatment for pregnant patients with opioid use disorder (OUD) was linked with fewer neonatal risks compared with methadone therapy, but had similar maternal outcomes, an analysis of Medicaid data found. Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) occurred in 52% of infants whose mothers took buprenorphine in the 30 days before delivery compared with 69% of those whose mothers took methado...

Simulated Driver Training May Reduce Accidents Among Teens With ADHD
https://www.medpagetoday.com/pediatrics/adhd-add/101986

Nov 30th, 2022 - A simulated driving program reduced inattention and risk of crashing among teens with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) compared with conventional driver's training, according to a small study that used a program combining computer-based and driving simulator training. During 15-minute simulated drives, teens in the training group had a mean of 16.5 long glances (>2 seconds) from ...

Higher BMI a Risk Factor for Long COVID Symptoms
https://www.medpagetoday.com/primarycare/longcovid/101981

Nov 30th, 2022 - When it comes to developing long COVID, certain people may have a higher risk than others, researchers reported. According to an online survey of people who tested positive in 2020, 52.1% said they experienced post-COVID syndrome symptoms, said Vassilios Vassiliou, PhD, of the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England, and colleagues. One of the top predictors of exactly who might develop t...

NYC Plan for Mentally Ill Homeless; Auvelity for Alzheimer's Agitation; TikTok Harms
https://www.medpagetoday.com/psychiatry/generalpsychiatry/101977

Nov 30th, 2022 - New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D) announced that the city will be involuntarily hospitalizing mentally ill homeless residents who appear to be a harm to others. (New York Times) The once-monthly investigational paliperidone palmitate extended-release injectable (LY03010) was bioequivalent to the original initial dosing regimen of Janssen's paliperidone palmitate (Invega Sustenna) in patients w...

Monks and Meth; China Says Jogger Caused COVID Outbreak; Flu Deaths Close to 3,000
https://www.medpagetoday.com/infectiousdisease/covid19/101971

Nov 30th, 2022 - Note that some links may require subscriptions. All four monks at a Buddhist temple in central Thailand were defrocked after testing positive for methamphetamine use. (CBS News) New York City will begin involuntarily hospitalizing its homeless mentally ill residents, Mayor Eric Adams (D) said. (New York Times) A Minnesota woman lost part of her peripheral vision and inadvertently put her family...

FEATURE-Australians fear for privacy as hackers steal personal data
https://www.reuters.com/article/australia-dataprotection-lawmaking/feature-australians-fear-for-privacy-as-hackers-steal-personal-data-idUSL8N32L1DS

Nov 30th, 2022 - Cyber criminals target leading Australian companies Government vows to find culprits, amends privacy rules Need to limit the amount of data collected, experts say MELBOURNE, Nov 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Emma, a lawyer, found out that details of her mental health problems had been breached in a massive cyberattack on Australia’s largest private health insurer, she feared her career...

Eisai, Biogen Alzheimer's drug slows cognitive decline, safety for some becomes focus
https://www.reuters.com/article/eisai-biogen-alzheimers/eisai-biogen-alzheimers-drug-slows-cognitive-decline-safety-for-some-becomes-focus-idUSL1N32O1QW

Nov 30th, 2022 - SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 29 (Reuters) - An experimental Alzheimer’s disease drug from Eisai and Biogen slowed cognitive decline in a closely-watched trial but may carry a risk of dangerous side effects for certain patients, according to new data presented on Tuesday. The drug, lecanemab, was associated with a type of brain swelling in 12.6% of trial patients, a side effect previously seen with simila...

China to Ramp Up COVID Vaccinations for Its Elderly
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984704

Nov 30th, 2022 - BEIJING (Reuters) -China will speed up COVID-19 vaccinations for elderly people, health officials said on Tuesday, aiming to overcome a key stumbling block in efforts to ease unpopular "zero-COVID" curbs. The move is seen as a crucial element in a strategy to unwind nearly three years of strict curbs that have eroded economic growth, disrupted the lives of millions, and sparked unprecedented we...

Can AI Drive More Diversity in Drug Development?
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984770

Nov 30th, 2022 - Artificial intelligence could help improve diversity, equity, and inclusion in clinical trials and drug development by overcoming some traditional human bias in these areas, but we're not there yet, experts say. The technology could also assist doctors with data insights to make diagnosis and treatment more precise. It starts with quality. Artificial intelligence (AI) relies on large amounts of...

DEI Advances in Dermatology Unremarkable to Date, Studies Find
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984773

Nov 30th, 2022 - Despite recent efforts to improve the landscape of diversity, equity, and inclusion in medicine, advances in the field of dermatology have been unremarkable to date, results from two cross-sectional studies recently published in JAMA Dermatology suggest. Dr Matthew Mansh To evaluate diversity and career goals of graduating allopathic medical students pursuing careers in dermatology, correspondi...

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...

Buprenorphine Linked With Lower Risk of Neonatal Harms Than Methadone
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984779

Nov 30th, 2022 - Using buprenorphine for opioid use disorder in pregnancy was linked with a lower risk of neonatal side effects than using methadone, but the risk of adverse maternal outcomes was similar between the two treatments, according to new research. Elizabeth A. Suarez, PhD, MPH, with Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, led the study published online in the New England Journal of Medicine. Opioid u...