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October 15, 2021

Insurance Focused on Virtual Visits? A New Twist in Health Plans Insurance Focused on Virtual Visits? A New Twist in Health Plans

At the height of the covid-19 pandemic, people often relied on telemedicine for doctor visits. Now, insurers are betting that some patients liked it enough to […]
October 12, 2021

Omega-3s Tame Inflammation in Elderly COVID-19 Patients Omega-3s Tame Inflammation in Elderly COVID-19 Patients

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. In frail elderly adults with COVID-19 infections, treatment with omega-3 fatty acids […]
October 12, 2021

Synthetic Chemical in Consumer Products Linked to Early Death Synthetic Chemical in Consumer Products Linked to Early Death

Daily exposure to phthalates, which are synthetic chemicals founds in many consumer products, may lead to hundreds of thousands of early deaths each year among older […]
October 12, 2021

Staff Education Cuts Psychotropic Drug Use in Long-term Care Staff Education Cuts Psychotropic Drug Use in Long-term Care

A simple caregiver education intervention reduced the use of psychotropic medications and associated drugs costs in long-term care facilities for the elderly in a new study. […]
October 12, 2021

Rivaroxaban May Lead to Higher GI Bleeding Risk Than Other DOACs Rivaroxaban May Lead to Higher GI Bleeding Risk Than Other DOACs

A study that compared three types of direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) found that rivaroxaban was associated with a much higher risk of overall and major gastrointestinal […]
October 1, 2021

Linked-Color Imaging Better at Adenoma Detection Linked-Color Imaging Better at Adenoma Detection

Linked-color imaging (LCI) significantly increases the detection of adenomas in screening colonoscopies compared to white-light imaging (WLI) and blue-laser imaging (BLI)–bright, according to data from 205 […]
September 30, 2021

Relapse Risk Increased With Antidepressant Discontinuation Relapse Risk Increased With Antidepressant Discontinuation

For primary care patients feeling well enough to discontinue antidepressant medication, there was a higher rate of depressive relapse among those who discontinued therapy, compared with […]
September 23, 2021

Clinical Trials That Pay Participants Are Not Unethical: Study Clinical Trials That Pay Participants Are Not Unethical: Study

Paying people to participate in clinical trials remains controversial. But to date, most reservations are based on hypothetical scenarios or expert opinion with little real-world data […]
September 22, 2021

Public Health Experts Surprised Biden Hasn’t Picked an FDA Chief Public Health Experts Surprised Biden Hasn’t Picked an FDA Chief

President Joe Biden’s failure to name someone to lead the Food and Drug Administration, more than 10 months after the election, has flummoxed public health experts […]
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