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What Are the Benefits of a Fourth Vaccination Against COVID?
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976436

Jun 30th, 2022 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. The fourth vaccination against COVID-19 is the subject of intense discussion. Immunity against new Omicron variants (currently BA.4 and BA.5) is getting weaker and weaker. Is another vaccination with the available vaccines worth it? For Leif Erik Sander, MD, director of infectious diseases and p...

Personal N-of-1 Trials May Coax Reluctant Back on Statins
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976365

Jun 29th, 2022 - Blinded placebo-controlled trials may top the hierarchy of scientific evidence, but unblinded personal N-of-1 experiments may be just as effective at increasing statin uptake, new research suggests. "What it does is sort of harnesses the way that people — and we don't like it as physicians — actually do their own experiments," Paul Aveyard, PhD, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, said. "What...

A Viral Reprise: When COVID-19 Strikes Again and Again
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976393

Jun 29th, 2022 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. For New York musician Erica Mancini, COVID-19 made repeat performances. March 2020. Last December. And again this May. "I'm bummed to know that I might forever just get infected," said the 31-year-old singer, who is vaccinated and boosted. "I don't want to be getting sick every month or every 2 ...

Is the pediatric hepatitis outbreak real? A top WHO physician weighs in
https://www.science.org/content/article/pediatric-hepatitis-outbreak-real-top-who-physician-weighs
Science Wadman M.

Jun 28th, 2022 - It has been 3 months since the United Kingdom reported severe, unexplained hepatitis was sending young children to hospitals in unusual numbers. The initial handful of cases reported in Scotland on 31 March were soon joined by dozens and then hundreds, primarily from Europe, the United States, and the United Kingdom. As of 22 June, the global total, from 33 countries, has swollen to 920 probabl...

Immune molecules from a llama could provide protection against a vast array of SARS-like viruses including COVID-19, researchers say
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/956892

Jun 28th, 2022 - New York, NY (June 23, 2022) – Mount Sinai-led researchers have shown that tiny, robust immune particles derived from the blood of a llama could provide strong protection against every COVID-19 variant, including Omicron, and 18 similar viruses including SARS-CoV-2 and SARS-CoV-1, which was responsible for the 2003 SARS outbreak. In a paper published in Cell Reports on June 28, the team suggest...

Early Cardiac Rehab as Effective as Later Start After Sternotomy
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976290

Jun 28th, 2022 - Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) started 2 weeks after sternotomy for a cardiac procedure was noninferior to usual care, in which CR starts 6 weeks after the procedure, with a greater improvement in 6-minute walk test outcomes, a randomized study suggests. There was no difference in adverse events between groups, although the researchers point out that the study was not powered specifically for safe...

Stroke risk rises for women with history of infertility, miscarriage, stillbirth
https://www.mdedge.com/obgyn/article/255770/stroke/stroke-risk-rises-women-history-infertility-miscarriage-stillbirth
Heidi Splete

Jun 27th, 2022 - Infertility, pregnancy loss, and stillbirth increased women’s later risk of both nonfatal and fatal stroke, based on data from more than 600,000 women. “To date, multiple studies have generated an expanding body of evidence on the association between pregnancy complications (e.

Canada's COVID-19 response in first 2 years of pandemic compares well with other countries' measures
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/956593

Jun 27th, 2022 - Compared with other G10 countries, Canada handled the first 2 years of the COVID-19 pandemic well by most measures, according to an analysis in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) https://www.cmaj.ca/lookup/doi/10.1503/cmaj.220316. Canada had some of the most stringent policies to help contain the spread of SARS-CoV-2, such as restrictions on movement and public gatherings, workplace cl...

Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet Improves A1c, Reduces Liver Fat: Study
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976209

Jun 27th, 2022 - LONDON — A low-carbohydrate, high-fat (LCHF) diet reduced the progression of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), and despite no calorie restriction, participants with both NAFLD and type 2 diabetes lost 5.8% of their body weight, according to a randomized controlled study. "Based on these results, the LCHF diet may be recommended to people with NAFLD and type 2 diabetes," said Camilla Dal...

Fatty Liver Disease Drives Rise in Liver Cancer Deaths
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976213

Jun 27th, 2022 - LONDON ― Around the world, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has driven an increase in deaths from liver cancer over the past decade, overtaking alcoholic liver disease, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C, according to an analysis of the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. A global rise in liver cancer deaths and chronic liver disease reflects changes in underlying health patterns, said Zobai...

Canada Compares Well With Other G10 Nations in COVID Response
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976222

Jun 27th, 2022 - Canada’s response to the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic compares favorably to those of other Group of 10 (G10) countries, a new analysis shows. For example, as of February 2022, 79.9% of Canadians were fully vaccinated, meaning that they had received all doses in the original protocol (usually two). Canada thus had the highest proportion of fully vaccinated people of all G10 countries...

Stroke Risk Rises for Women With History of Infertility, Miscarriage, Stillbirth
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976253

Jun 27th, 2022 - Infertility, pregnancy loss, and stillbirth increased women's later risk of both nonfatal and fatal stroke, based on data from more than 600,000 women. "To date, multiple studies have generated an expanding body of evidence on the association between pregnancy complications (e.g., gestational diabetes and preeclampsia) and the long-term risk of stroke, but studies on associations with infertili...

Trending Clinical Topic: Monkeypox
https://reference.medscape.com/viewarticle/975896

Jun 24th, 2022 - Each week, we identify one top search term, speculate about what caused its popularity, and provide an infographic on a related condition. If you have thoughts about what's trending and why, share them with us on Twitter or Facebook.  Although the World Health Organization has stated that it does not believe that monkeypox will become a pandemic on the scale of COVID-19, concerns about the rece...

Trending Clinical Topic: Monkeypox
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/975896

Jun 24th, 2022 - Each week, we identify one top search term, speculate about what caused its popularity, and provide an infographic on a related condition. If you have thoughts about what's trending and why, share them with us on Twitter or Facebook.  Although the World Health Organization has stated that it does not believe that monkeypox will become a pandemic on the scale of COVID-19, concerns about the rece...

Acute Hepatitis Cases in Children Show Declining Trend; Adenovirus, COVID-19 Remain Key Leads
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976174

Jun 24th, 2022 - LONDON ― Case numbers of acute hepatitis in children show "a declining trajectory," and COVID-19 and adenovirus remain the most likely, but as yet unproven, causative agents, said experts in an update at the International Liver Congress (ILC) 2022. Philippa Easterbrook, MD, medical expert at the World Health Organization (WHO) Global HIV, Hepatitis, and STI Programme, shared the latest case num...

CDC Releases New Details on Mysterious Hepatitis in Children
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976200

Jun 24th, 2022 - A new analysis from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides further details on mysterious cases of pediatric hepatitis identified across the United States. While 45% percent of patients have tested positive for adenovirus infection, it is likely that these children "represent a heterogenous group of hepatitis etiologies," the CDC authors write. Of the 296 children diagnose...

Roe v. Wade Overturned, Ending 50 Years of Abortion Protections
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976061

Jun 24th, 2022 - Editor's note: This story has been updated.  The US Supreme Court has voted to overturn the federal constitutional right to abortion, turning the issue over to individual states to decide. About 25 million women of reproductive age will now live in states that ban or severely restrict abortion. According to some estimates, 26 states are “certain or likely” to ban abortion, according to the Gutt...

We Should Vaccinate Gay and Bisexual Men for Monkeypox Now
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976100

Jun 23rd, 2022 - I previously reported on the history of the current outbreak of monkeypox among mainly men who have sex with men (MSM) in this Medscape blog. As we discussed, there is a large monkeypox outbreak going on across the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, Canada, the United States, and other countries. Prior to this outbreak, monkeypox had usually been reported from West and Central Africa (regions i...

Onset of Frequent Nightmares a Very Early Sign of Parkinson's?
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976032

Jun 22nd, 2022 - Onset of nightmares or distressing dreams in older adults may be a very early sign of Parkinson's disease (PD), new research suggests. Investigators analyzed 12-year follow-up data on more than 3800 older men and found those who reported distressing dreams at baseline had a twofold higher risk for incident PD at the end of the follow-up period. Although frequent distressing dreams were associat...

Milk Allergy Frequently Overdiagnosed
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/975995

Jun 21st, 2022 - Many infants in some countries are misdiagnosed with allergy to cow, sheep, or goat milk, and they're prescribed specialized formulas they don't need, according to a consensus study. "Milk allergy overdiagnosis is common in some regions and can potentially harm mothers and infants," the authors write in Clinical & Experimental Allergy. "These new consensus recommendations on the safe detection ...