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Specific Genetic Mutations Predict Parkinson's Disease Survival
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976440

Jun 30th, 2022 - Specific genetic mutations may predict survival in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD), new research suggests. Results from a retrospective study showed that compared with patients who had no mutation, those with an SNCA or GBA mutation had a significantly shorter survival time, whereas patients with an LRRK2 or PRKN mutation had a longer survival time. Dr Aymeric Lanore Information on genet...

EU Proposes Ban on Flavoured Heated Tobacco Products
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976352

Jun 30th, 2022 - BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission proposed on Wednesday to ban the sale in the EU of flavoured heated tobacco products after a big rise in their consumption. "By removing flavoured heated tobacco from the market we are taking yet another step towards realising our vision under Europe's Beating Cancer Plan to create a "Tobacco Free Generation" with less than 5% of the population using...

WHO Warns 'Sustained Transmission' of Monkeypox Risks Vulnerable Groups
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976373

Jun 30th, 2022 - LONDON (Reuters) - The World Health Organization says "sustained transmission" of monkeypox worldwide could see the virus begin to move into high-risk groups, such as pregnant women, immunocompromised people and children. WHO said on Wednesday it was investigating reports of infected children, including two cases in Britain, as well as following up reports in Spain and France. None of the cases...

EU Begins Review of Bavarian Nordic's Vaccine for Monkeypox
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976297

Jun 29th, 2022 - (Reuters) - The European Union's drug regulator said on Tuesday it has started a review to extend the use of Bavarian Nordic's smallpox vaccine to prevent monkeypox disease as well. The Danish biotech's Imvanex vaccine is approved for smallpox in Europe, but has been provided for off-label use to treat monkeypox cases and contacts. More than 3,400 confirmed monkeypox cases and one death were re...

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
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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...

Opioid poisoning on the rise
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/957272

Jun 28th, 2022 - Since the early 2000’s the US has been in the grip of an opioid crisis that has been exacerbated by the Covid pandemic – in 2021, more than 100,000 people died of an opioid overdose in the country. There are increasing signs that the same crisis is taking hold in Europe. Initial studies from the Netherlands and Denmark have drawn attention to the rise in the use of the strong opioid oxycodone. ...

Monkeypox and COVID: Public Health Has to Increase Trust
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976081

Jun 28th, 2022 - As a long-standing HIV doctor (where we use harm reduction messaging as a matter of course), I have watched with interest the excellent messaging by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on monkeypox and contrasted that with the "abstinence only" messaging that occurred with COVID-19. Harm reduction messaging — which incorporates the needs of individuals while working to minimize...

France Asks Citizens to Wear Masks Again in Public Transport
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976261

Jun 28th, 2022 - PARIS (Reuters) - French people should start wearing masks again in crowded areas, especially in public transport, as France has to deal with a new wave of COVID-19 infections fuelled by new variants of the disease, Health Minister Brigitte Bourguignon said on Monday. "I'm not saying it should be mandatory but I do ask the French people to put the mask on in public transport," she told RTL, add...

Treat-to-Target With Tapering Proves Effective in PsA, AxSpA
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976286

Jun 28th, 2022 - Aiming for a disease activity target while reducing biologic therapy could be a winning approach for patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA), according to the results of a new study presented at the annual European Congress of Rheumatology. The findings show that a treat-to-target (T2T) strategy with tapering using a tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitor prod...

Upadacitinib Recommended for Nonradiographic AxSpA in Europe
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976301

Jun 28th, 2022 - Upadacitinib may soon be used for the treatment of nonradiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA) after the European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use gave it its stamp of approval last week. AbbVie, the drug's manufacturer, announced on Monday that the committee approved the use on June 23. The recommendation to approve market authorization for upadacitinib ...

Cannabis Use Has Risen With Legalization and COVID Lockdowns: UN Report
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976220

Jun 28th, 2022 - VIENNA (Reuters) - Places including U.S. states that have legalized cannabis appear to have increased its regular use, while COVID lockdowns had a similar effect, raising the risk of depression and suicide, a U.N. report said on Monday. Cannabis has long been the world's most widely used drug and that use is increasing while the cannabis on the market is getting stronger in terms of its tetrahy...

Heart failure deemed less important than potholes in public discourse
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/956900

Jun 27th, 2022 - Heart failure, a serious condition that affects millions of people worldwide, is deemed less important than potholes in roads and pavements, on the evidence of its role in public discourse, finds research published in the open access journal Open Heart. Yet the condition is as serious as dementia and cancer, say the researchers. And major efforts are now needed to raise its profile and ensure i...

Biden Administration Plans Six-Figure Compensation for Havana Syndrome Victims
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976172

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...

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...

Low-Protein Nordic Diet Promotes Healthy Eating in Infants
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976272

Jun 27th, 2022 - Infants who were introduced to a low-protein diet – high in fruit, vegetables, and roots – ate more fruits and vegetables at 12 and 18 months of age, compared with those who ate a conventional diet, in a new study. The "Nordic diet" has shown health benefits in children and adults, but has not been studied in infants, said Ulrica Johansson, MD, of Umeå (Sweden) University, in a presentation on ...

Gene variants may affect length of survival in Parkinson’s patients, new study shows
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/956495

Jun 25th, 2022 - (Vienna, Sunday, 26 June 2022) How long someone lives with Parkinson’s disease may be down to specific gene mutations, according to new research presented today at the 8th European Academy of Neurology (EAN) Congress.1 Scientists from four institutes in Paris, including the prestigious Paris Brain Institute at the Sorbonne Université, studied the records of 2,037 Parkinson’s disease patients fr...

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...