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Patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) remain at high risk for cardiovascular (CV) disease, Swedish researchers reported. Among a long-term cohort of patients with SLE, the incidence rate ratio (IRR) for acute myocardial infarction (MI) was 3 (95% CI 1.3-6.9, P<0.001), according to Ola Nived, MD, and colleagues from Lund University. An elevated IRR also
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Intermittent fasting is all the rage these days as more and more celebrities have sworn by this diet. It also helps that some research has already established its health benefits and its positive effect on weight management. However, diet alone is not the secret to fitness. It should always be coupled with regular exercise. Interestingly,
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A country’s response to a monumental crisis is reliant upon political leadership that presents a united front. This was not the case when COVID-19 first struck the United States. Democrats and Republicans failed to see eye to eye on appropriate mitigation strategies at that point in time.  The public takes cues from elected Congressmen about behavioral changes they
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Colchicine, an anti-inflammatory drug used to treat gout and rheumatic disease, may be a promising treatment for COVID-19, a randomized, open-label trial suggests. In the Greek Study in the Effects of Colchicine in COVID-19 Complications Prevention (GRECCO-19), investigators randomly assigned 105
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In patients with relapsed or refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), nearly 30% responded to treatment with the selective inhibitor of nuclear export selinexor (Xpovio), a single-arm phase IIb trial showed. In SADAL, 28% of the 127 patients with two to five lines of prior therapy responded to the twice-weekly 60-mg dose of the drug
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Several recent studies have documented the rising cases of mental health problems during the current global health crisis, indicating that these psychological problems could be the next pandemic of sorts.  After our physical health was put at risk, the economy suffered massive losses. Following that, a third wave of catastrophic occurrences seem to be next.
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A new review outlines a three-stage classification of the impact of COVID-19 on the central nervous system and recommends hospitalized patients with the virus all undergo MRI to flag potential neurologic damage and inform postdischarge monitoring. In stage 1, viral damage
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In a three-part “Clinical Challenges” series, MedPage Today addressed several aspects of ovarian cancer: the use of so-called PARP inhibitors; repeat cytoreductive surgery following recurrence; and management of platinum-resistant disease. Test your knowledge on one aspect of each of these topics with this three-question quiz. Correct answers and explanations will appear after completing the quiz.
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COVID-19 has already affected 10.1 million people worldwide. Health experts said numbers will continue to grow and the disease may even spread faster as many countries, including the U.S., have been slowly reopening and lifting lockdowns.  There is currently no vaccine available to stop the coronavirus from infecting people. Treatments designed specifically for the disease
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its COVID-19 guidelines to adjust the ages and health problems that could make people more likely to have severe complications. The move comes amid the rising number of younger patients and new studies that show the effects of certain conditions. CDC announced the changes on
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A fasting mimicking diet (FMD) – a low-calorie, low-protein, plant-based, intermittent meal plan with the metabolic benefits of fasting — used over several days was a safe and effective adjunct to chemotherapy in women with early breast cancer, a randomized trial showed. FMD significantly boosted the effects of neoadjuvant chemotherapy on the radiological and pathological
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Developing a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine and getting it to everyone in the United States who needs it will be difficult, but lessons learned from the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic can help, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) said at a June
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Weight loss can be quite the tricky process. But if you’re already doing the best you can, are there other things that can be holding you back? Three Things That Are Stopping You From Losing Weight For reasons more than one (and countless other write-ups have mentioned before), weight loss is a time-taking and more
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Fifteen-year projections for the shortage of primary care and specialty physicians in the United States grew to between 54,000 and 139,000 in the latest annual report by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). Those estimates are up from last year’s projections of a shortfall of 46,900 to 121,900 by 2032. The Complexities of Physician
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Dietary supplementation with vitamin D or fish oil failed to alleviate chronic knee pain in older adults, a secondary analysis of data from the large randomized VITAL trial found. At baseline, pain scores on the 100-point Western Ontario and McMaster Universities (WOMAC) Arthritis Index were 35.4 among patients receiving vitamin D and 36.5 for those
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Here are the coronavirus stories Medscape’s editors around the globe think you need to know about today: US Guidelines Add Dexamethasone Recommendations The National Institutes of Health COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines Panel has added a recommendation to prescribe dexamethasone for COVID-19 patients
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On Wednesday, the U.S. registered a record number of coronavirus cases within 24 hours. There were 45,557 new coronavirus cases confirmed, NBC News reported. Though the restaurant industry suffered severe losses at the onset of the pandemic, due to the spike in cases of several restaurants employees across the U.S. testing positive for the virus recently,
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