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Abortion pills over the counter? Experts see major hurdles in widening U.S. access
Ahmed Aboulenein

Jun 28th, 2022 - WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A pill used to terminate early pregnancies is unlikely to become available without a prescription for years, if ever, experts told Reuters, as the conservative-leaning U. S.

Stroke risk rises for women with history of 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.

Psychiatry Case Challenge: Alarming Behavior in a 26-Year-Old Soldier and Father of Three

Jun 27th, 2022 - Editor's Note: The Case Challenge series includes difficult-to-diagnose conditions, some of which are not frequently encountered by most clinicians but are nonetheless important to accurately recognize. Test your diagnostic and treatment skills using the following patient scenario and corresponding questions. If you have a case that you would like to suggest for a future Case Challenge, please ...

Biden Administration Plans Six-Figure Compensation for Havana Syndrome Victims

Jun 27th, 2022 - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Biden administration is planning to compensate the victims of Havana Syndrome, the anomalous health incidents affecting U.S. diplomats and intelligence officers worldwide, with payments ranging from $100,000 to $200,000, sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday. The proposed rule, which is expected to be published in the coming days, comes after the U.S. Cong...

Restricting Abortion Just Makes It More Deadly, Says UN After US Ruling

Jun 27th, 2022 - (Reuters) - Restricting abortion access does not stop people seeking the procedure "it only makes it more deadly," a spokesman for U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Friday after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a 1973 decision legalizing abortion. "Sexual and reproductive health and rights are the foundation of a life of choice, empowerment and equality for the world's women and ...

Abortion Pills Over the Counter? Experts See Major Hurdles in Widening US Access

Jun 27th, 2022 - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A pill used to terminate early pregnancies is unlikely to become available without a prescription for years, if ever, experts told Reuters, as the conservative-leaning U.S. Supreme Court dramatically curbed abortion rights this week. The Supreme Court on Friday overturned the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that recognized the constitutional right to an abortion and lega...

Some US Clinics Stop Doing Abortions as Ruling Takes Hold

Jun 27th, 2022 - Abortion bans that were put on the books in some states in the event Roe v. Wade was overturned started automatically taking effect Friday, while clinics elsewhere — including Alabama, Texas and West Virginia — stopped performing abortions for fear of prosecution, sending women away in tears. "Some patients broke down and could not speak through their sobbing," said Katie Quinonez, executive di...

Stroke Risk Rises for Women With History of Infertility, Miscarriage, Stillbirth

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...

When Do Cancer Cases Become a Cancer Cluster?

Jun 27th, 2022 - In mid-April, news outlets began reporting a possible cancer cluster linked to a high school in New Jersey. More than 100 former students and staff had been diagnosed with brain tumors over a 30-year period, leaving some local residents calling for an investigation. Just weeks later, another cancer cluster warning hit the news. A former Philadelphia Phillies baseball pitcher had died of brain c...

Post-Roe v. Wade: What’s Next?

Jun 27th, 2022 - Friday's U.S. Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark ruling in 1973 establishing a constitutional right to abortion, has spurred abortion rights supporters and opponents into action, speeding up their efforts to protect or remove access to abortion. For now, the fight moves to the states, where so-called trigger laws have already banned nearly all abortions in a handful of...

Canada's COVID-19 response in first 2 years of pandemic compares well with other countries' measures

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...

Fatty Liver Disease Drives Rise in Liver Cancer Deaths

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

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...

FDA Okays Liso-cel for Second Line in Large B-cell Lymphoma

Jun 27th, 2022 - Lisocabtagene maraleucel, also known as liso-cel (Breyanzi), has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the second-line treatment of adult patients with relapsed or refractory large B-cell lymphoma (r/r LBCL). This expanded indication is based on findings from the pivotal phase 3 TRANSFORM study, which showed significant and clinically meaningful improvements with CD19-directed c...

COVID: Amid the Turmoil of COVID, Biosafety Legislation Gets Political

Jun 27th, 2022 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. In March 2021, three members of Congress sent a long letter to the director of the National Institutes of Health, the country's premier funder of biomedical research. The lawmakers help lead a House subcommittee overseeing public health, and they wanted details about the agency's support of coro...

Ob/Gyns on the Day That Roe v. Wade Was Overturned

Jun 27th, 2022 - "I'm happy to contribute, but can you keep it anonymous? It's a safety concern for me." On the day that the Supreme Court of the United States voted to strike down Roe v. Wade, I reached out to ob/gyns across the country, wanting to hear their reactions. My own response, like that of many doctors and women, was a visceral mix of anger, fear, and grief. I could only begin to imagine what the rea...

Visceral Adiposity, Bone Density Show Significant Linkage

Jun 27th, 2022 - Researchers published the study covered in this summary on researchsquare.com as a preprint that has not yet been peer reviewed. Key Takeaways The Visceral Adiposity Index (VAI), which reflects fat distribution and visceral fat metabolism, significantly, positively associated with lumbar bone mineral density (BMD), may help in the prediction, early screening, and evaluation of osteoporosis. Why...

Army Guard Troops Risk Dismissal as Vaccine Deadline Looms

Jun 27th, 2022 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. WASHINGTON (AP) — Up to 40,000 Army National Guard soldiers across the country — or about 13% of the force — have not yet gotten the mandated COVID-19 vaccine, and as the deadline for shots looms, at least 14,000 of them have flatly refused and could be forced out of the service. Guard soldiers ...

Hip Fracture Patients May Experience More Pain After Spinal Than General Anesthesia

Jun 27th, 2022 - Pain during the first 24 hours after hip fracture repair surgery was higher following spinal anesthesia than general anesthesia, according to a study of 1600 patients published in Annals of Internal Medicine. More than 250,000 patients a year suffer a hip fracture, and the majority undergo surgery, either to repair the fracture or to replace the hip joint. In a preplanned secondary analysis of ...

Childhood melatonin poisonings skyrocket in the past 10 years
Pam Harrison, MDedge News

Jun 24th, 2022 - The number of children in the United States who unintentionally ingested melatonin supplements over the past 10 years has skyrocketed to the point where, as of 2021, melatonin ingestions by children accounted for almost 5% of all poisonings reported to poison control centers in the United States, data from the National Poison Data System (NPDS) indicate. This compared with only 0.