Unsatisfactory fecal immunochemical tests often stem from inadequate or old specimens, incomplete labeling, or broken/leaking containers, and they may leave many patients unscreened. Medscape Medical News
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GLP-1 agonists like semaglutide can help patients with obesity lose weight — if they can get the medications. Medscape Reader Polls
The Amulet and Watchman FLX devices for left atrial appendage closure produced equivalent results, with about half of patients having residual patency of the appendage at 13 months, a study shows. Medscape Medical News
The Home Test to Treat program is virtual and offers at-home rapid tests, telehealth sessions, and at-home treatments to people nationwide. WebMD Health News
“Tape strips can provide important clues to when and which drugs to use in HS in patients with both early and late disease, which can change clinical practice.” MDedge News
Women aged 65-70 years old are often offered the option of skipping radiation after lumpectomy for hormone receptor–positive early-stage breast cancer and moving straight to endocrine therapy. MDedge News
Bullous pemphigoid has high morbidity and mortality, especially in people with comorbidities common to older adults, yet no Food and Drug Administration–approved therapies for BP exist. MDedge News
Merck said on Thursday a combination treatment testing a new type of immunotherapy failed to significantly slow disease progression in lung cancer patients who did not respond to previous treatments. Reuters Health Information
The drive may become stuck or hard to turn, raising the possibility that the patient may not receive adequate hemodynamic support or gas exchange. Medscape Medical News
Up to $1 billion will be available to boost African vaccine manufacturing as part of a new scheme set up by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, the global health organization said on Thursday. Reuters Health Information
The CDC issued a health alert on Thursday to notify clinicians and health departments about a deadly type of the mpox virus spreading in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Reuters Health Information
A trial of an experimental HIV vaccine stopped early after preliminary data suggested it would not be effective in preventing infection, according to the trial’s chief investigator. Reuters Health Information
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday threatened to prosecute any doctors involved in providing an emergency abortion to a woman, hours after she won a court order allowing her to obtain one for medical necessity. Reuters Health Information
In the packed pediatric emergency room of a Lahore public hospital, parents holding sick children lined up for treatment this week, part of a surge of young patients caused by the air pollution crisis. Reuters Health Information
The Biden Administration has announced it is setting new policy that will allow it to seize patents for medicines developed with government funding if it believes their prices are too high. Reuters Health Information
Becton Dickinson said on Thursday the FDA cleared its finger-prick blood collection device that could provide a less-invasive option for some commonly ordered lab tests. Reuters Health Information
If approved, the ADC would join sacituzumab govitecan (Trodelvy, Gilead) as agents that target trophoblast cell-surface antigen-2 (Trop-2), which is universally expressed in breast cancer. MDedge News
Elagolix sodium, an oral short-acting nonpeptide gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonist has been approved by the FDA at a dose of 300 mg twice daily with add-back therapy for up to 24 months. MDedge News
New data from the POSITIVE trial show the efficacy and short-term safety of fertility preservation and assisted reproductive technology (ART) for young women with HR-positive breast cancer. Medscape Medical News
Dr Rosalind Eggo, an Associate Professor of Infectious Disease Modelling at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), has been awarded over £1.9 million funding to lead research into drivers of health disparities and associated infectious disease burden across England.
Buh-bye, black rectangles. Hello, vibrant circles!
The approval for the two gene-editing treatments, called exa-cel and lovo-cel, could help thousands with the blood disorder. Medscape Medical News
What to know about no-spray Christmas trees, which may have health and environmental benefits compared to traditional trees that are often sprayed with pesticides.
It’s especially shaking up the realms of Capricorn and Sagittarius.
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UKHSA is strongly encouraging eligible people from ethnic minority groups, particularly people from the Pakistani and black Caribbean ethnic groups and individuals living in more deprived areas, to book their flu and COVID-19 vaccines.
O’laysha Davis was a few weeks shy of her due date when in mid-August she decided it was time to switch doctors.
The potential link between plant-based dietary patterns (plant-based dietary indices, PDI) and genetic risk of obesity.
A solid case for eating breakfast every meal of the day.
The performance of different machine learning models in detecting hepatitis among people with diabetes.
If there’s one thing all Well+Good editors can agree on—no matter our areas of expertise—it’s that cozy loungewear is a *must,* especially as we continue to navigate the work-from-home lifestyle. Especially in the colder months, we’re always on the lookout for pieces that we can snuggle into at home, on the go, or anywhere in […]
Sex bias in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and Tourette syndrome (TS).
Winter is almost here, and with it may come runny noses, coughing, and congestion. But how do you know if you just have a common cold, or if you have one or more of the three respiratory viruses that make up the “tripledemic” – RSV (respiratory syncytial virus), COVID-19, and influenza?
Gyros Protein Technologies AB today announced a partnership with offer Biotage®.
Azenta Life Sciences has selected Oxford, UK, a key European life sciences hub, as the location for its next GENEWIZ Multiomics and Synthesis Solutions site.
An international team of researchers including experts at the Indiana University School of Medicine has identified a protein found in the brains of people with frontotemporal dementia (FTD), discovering a new target for potential treatments for the disease.
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), that arises from pancreatic epithelial cells, is the most common form of pancreatic cancer, with a very high mortality rate.
Four tips from an eating disorder therapist.
You don’t need anything fancy—just your breath.
Amid an outbreak of pneumonia and other respiratory illnesses in China, parts of Europe and, now, the U.S., experts say to be cautious but calm.
It’s a grooming godsend.
No one planning holiday gatherings or travel wants to hear this, but the rise of a new COVID-19 variant, JN.1, is concerning experts, who say it may threaten those good times.
“Purple potatoes contain three times more antioxidants than blueberries.”
Pleasure should be accessible for everyone.
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Here are my honest thoughts.
Your nervous system is primed to react in a big way, but that doesn’t mean you’re doomed.
Maintain your relationship with a loved one who has Alzheimer’s through relationship-centered care.
Agitation and anxiety are common Alzheimer’s symptoms. Learn creative ways to calm your loved one and help take the angst out of Alzheimer’s.
How do you find psoriasis treatments and remedies that work for you? Learn how four women treat their psoriasis and control skin flares.
Slide into your best shape!
Online therapy and mental health apps can help treat anxiety, stress, and depression.
Treatment for depression isn’t just about all the old antidepressants you’ve already heard of. The new generation of drugs may work faster, and nondrug treatments also are effective.
Learn about ways that major depressive disorder may affect you, including changes in energy level and appetite.
In short, unless you have a medical condition, the answer is yes.
Should you shop around for prescription drugs? Learn ways to compare drug prices to find more affordable options.
You’ll find tons of apps for multiple sclerosis, but they won’t all suit your needs. Here’s how to choose the right MS app for you, whether you want a serious tool to monitor your health or a useful app to help you stay on top of your medications and appointments.
Talking to your doctor about drug costs could help you save on prescriptions. Learn what your doctor can do when you can’t afford your medication.
Treatment for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS) may help slow disease progression and ward off relapses. Two women discuss how they decided to move forward with medication.
This trend hits close to home.
Advances in AI mean apps, hardware, and biohacking companies will deliver exercise plans made just for you.
In 2024, a very old process will give new life to store-bought tortillas (and chips, and more).
From you shampoo to your showerhead and beyond.
And it’s going to make you feel good, too.
Comfort + joy = a recipe for success for food brands everywhere.
Sweat, meet tech.
Barrier health breaks through as the beauty industry’s latest heavy hitter.
These new and growing services offer much-needed mental health support in the fourth trimester.
Just about anything worn on the body is getting a “smart,” health-tracking upgrade, which stands to transform the patient-physician relationship.
You can also tap into this breathwork practice whenever you’re stressed or anxious.
Experts remind us to breathe and prioritize ourselves this holiday season.
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The discovery that there are many types of non-small-cell lung cancer has led to many advances in how the disease is treated. Learn what you need to know..
Not long ago, chemotherapy was the only treatment for non-small -cell lung cancer. Now, doctors have many options. Sometimes, they combine them.
Late-Stage NSCLC: What your doctor may talk about, like treatment, outcome, outlook, palliative care, hospice care, and end-of-life changes.
Pregnancy-related obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) symptoms can take over your life. Learn how two women learned to manage symptoms of perinatal and postpartum OCD.
Peripheral artery disease takes hold over time, sometimes without people knowing it. Here are the subtle symptoms to look for.
Follow these foot care tips to help your feet stay healthy if you have peripheral artery disease (PAD).
Find out when someone with peripheral artery disease (PAD) might need surgery or another procedure to help treat it.
If you have peripheral artery disease (PAD), you need to be aware of signs of these medical emergencies.
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) can cause changes and discomfort to the skin on your legs and feet. Here’s how to manage the symptoms and what to look out for.
Personal adjustments and workplace accommodations to help your employer support your peripheral artery disease treatment.
If you have peripheral artery disease (PAD), these tips will help you get the support you want from your loved ones.
PAD and travel: How to get around at the airport, in the car, and at hotels.
PAD and sex: How peripheral artery disease impacts your sex life and what you can do to reclaim it.
Leg pain is a top symptom of peripheral artery disease. Here are tips on how to manage it and to ease your pain.
Peripheral artery disease can be a life-changing condition. Here’s how one man helped a friend through his diagnosis.
Years after he quit smoking, Jim Stocker woke up with a “leg attack.” Here’s how he walked through pain and misdiagnosis to get on better footing with peripheral arterial disease.
Peripheral arterial disease doesn’t have to push you to the sidelines. Learn how to find ways to thrive with your diagnosis.
Your peripheral artery disease may make walking painful. Learn how supervised exercise therapy can help you go farther and in more comfort.
By boosting exercise and treating other medical conditions, you can live longer and better with this blood vessel condition.
In the webinar, Stanley B. Cohen, MD, broke down all things RA including what boosts your chances of having it, what risks come with RA, and more.
How do drug formularies work? Learn more about your health insurer’s list of preferred drugs and how it can save you money.
When should you use a biologic for psoriasis treatment? Find out how biologic drugs treat psoriasis, and whether one might be right for you.
Psoriasis remission means your skin is clear and you no longer need to take medication. Learn the signs of psoriasis remission and how to get there.
A woman who lives with moderate to severe psoriasis shares ways she manages her condition.
How one woman manages the emotional impact of moderate to severe psoriasis.
How can you tell the difference between a cold and a sinus infection? And how do you treat them?
From zappers to catchers to candles to sprays, mosquito repellents come in many forms. But which ones work?
The “sunscreen paradox” has confounded doctors of late: As more and more people use sunscreen, rates of melanoma and other skin cancers are going up.
Living with high cholesterol? WebMD gives you 11 tips to lower it, fast.
A stuffy nose is a common problem for children under the age 3. WebMD shows you how to ease congestion and help your baby breathe easier.
Are there any treatments that give you a bigger penis? Learn more about penis pumps, penis exercise, penis surgery, and other techniques that promise to enhance size.
What should you do – or not do – to help increase your chances of getting pregnant ASAP? Read on for seven WebMD expert-approved tips for getting pregnant.
Learn what’s on the horizon to help manage your geographic atrophy.