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How to recognize the subtle signs of PTSD

Heidi Combs NEW ORLEANS — Primary care physicians and internists need to ask pointed questions to determine if their patient is suffering from PTSD, according to a presenter here at the American College of Physicians Internal Medicine Meeting. Patients wit ...

New Videos Highlight VectorWorks’ Impact on Bed Net Distribution in Tanzania

  A motorbike drives by on a dirt road, while an aerial shot pans out to see a rural health clinic in Tanzania. The narrator comes in, “There are people who spend their time working hands-on in the fight against malaria. You can find them in research labs ...

Novel blood test aims to detect cancer in its earliest stages

Joshua Cohen Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center researchers have developed a blood test designed to screen for the eight most common cancer types. If malignancy is detected, the test helps identify the location of the cancer. The noninvasive, multianalyte ...

VIDEO: Registry shows early detection of wet AMD helps patients maintain better vision

WASHINGTON ― At the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery meeting, Allen Ho, MD, of Wills Eye Hospital, discusses data gleaned from the AAO’s IRIS Registry showing that the earlier wet age-related macular degeneration is detected and treated ...

How much sugar in cereal do children eat?

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall tests just how much sugar we are eating for breakfast. ...

TSB customers share their experiences of IT crisis

From cancelled food deliveries to accounts showing in US dollars, Guardian readers have their say The IT crisis engulfing TSB has entered a sixth day, with customers still experiencing problems accessing their accounts despite assurances from the bank tha ...

High-deductible insurance plans linked to delays in breast cancer diagnosis, treatment

Women who switched from a low-deductible to a high-deductible health care plan experienced delays in breast care diagnosis and treatment, study data showed. “The diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer require a series of expensive services, such as diagn ...

Multimodality imaging of sinonasal undifferentiated carcinoma

A 53-year-old female nonsmoker presented to an outpatient facility in November 2017 with 6 weeks of progressive nasal congestion, facial pressure and headaches. She was empirically treated with antibiotics without relief. She subsequently developed severe ...

Practical considerations must guide combination treatment for older patients with advanced hormone receptor-positive breast cancer

An FDA-conducted meta-analysis of CDK4/6 inhibitor trials submitted for FDA registration showed no difference in the efficacy or tolerability of CDK4/6 inhibitors between elderly and younger patients with advanced breast cancer. This meta-analysis and othe ...

Progression of clinical exposure, understanding key to advanced practice provider onboarding

Editor’s note: HemOnc Today’s regular columns for advanced practice providers (APPs) tackle common issues APPs face, discuss day-to-day practice and regulatory concerns, and share research advances. To contribute to this column, contact Alexandra Todak at ...

Big data in bladder cancer: I call B.S.!

I recently returned from Portugal, where I participated in a superb meeting on genitourinary oncology organized by the amazing Prof. Fernando Calais da Silva, a wonderful clinician-educator and researcher who has contributed greatly to the EORTC and Portug ...

‘Strategic menu’ of noninvasive options needed to boost colorectal cancer screening rates

Only two-thirds of Americans aged 50 to 75 years are up to date with colorectal cancer screening. Although uptake has increased steadily over time, it remains far below the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable’s goal of an 80% screening rate for average-r ...

Paratek Pharmaceuticals releases omadacycline topline results

Omadacycline is effective in treating acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections and community-acquired bacterial pneumonia, according to topline results presented at the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. Paratek P ...

Infertility and psychological distress: How to help patients cope

Approximately 12% of women and men of reproductive age in the United States are affected by infertility, according to the CDC. Many individuals with infertility experience physical and emotional distress which is often exacerbated by medical interventions, ...

Rheumatologists need ‘a seat at the table’ in patient care discussions with payers

SAN DIEGO — Max I. Hamburger, MD, founder and executive chairman of United Rheumatology and managing partner at Rheumatology Associates of Long Island, addressed common challenges in payer-provider collaboration for independent rheumatologists trying to en ...

Middle schoolers have improved sleep habits with later school start times

Daniel S. Lewin Later school start times benefit the sleep schedules of adolescents, with seventh and eighth graders reporting a longer duration of sleep and less sleepiness during the day, according to findings published in the Journal of School Health. “ ...

Irish fan critical after assault before Liverpool game

Merseyside Police have announced that two Italian men have been arrested for attempted murder after an assault before Liverpool's Champions League semi-final against Roma at Anfield left a 53-year-old Irish man in a critical condition. ...

Father says no closure after inquiry into son's death

The father of a baby who died shortly after birth at the Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise in 2012 has said he and his wife were "taken aback and very upset" by the verdict reached by the Medical Council yesterday. ...

Danish court to deliver submarine death trial verdict

A Danish court is due to give its verdict today in the murder trial of inventor Peter Madsen. ...

App to help those with metastatic breast cancer

Women living with metastatic breast cancer often experience social isolation and feelings of low self-worth, however a new app is hoping to tackle this. Metastatic breast cancer is an advanced form of breast cancer where the cancer has spread from the brea ...

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