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Rapid Estrogen Decline Confirmed as Migraine Contributor

A new study suggests that rapid estrogen decline at the end of the menstrual cycle may make women vulnerable to common triggers for migraine attacks.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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FDA Investigates Skin Reactions With Zecuity Sumatriptan Patch

Reports of serious burns and scarring with the use of the Zecuity sumatriptan transdermal patch for migraine prompts FDA investigation and drug safety communication.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Migraine, Fibromyalgia Frequently Misdiagnosed as MS

A study found that in some cases patients were treated for MS for years, exposing them to the dangers and costs of disease-modifying therapies.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Early Evaluation for Head Tilt in Asymmetrical Epiblepharon

Children with asymmetrical epiblepharon should be evaluated for head tilt as early as possible so that facial asymmetry might be prevented, according to researchers from Korea.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Experimental Collar Minimizes Effects of Concussion

The collar compresses the jugular vein, increasing blood volume in the cranium and reducing the brain slosh that occurs during traumatic brain injury in contact-sport athletes, new research shows.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Impact of Fibromyalgia in Spondyloarthritis

How does fibromyalgia affect the disease activity and treatment of spondyloarthritis?  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Sports Injury-Prevention Program Shows Promise

A warm-up based on the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) program is aimed at reducing the spiraling rate of anterior cruciate ligament tears in teenage girls.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Scientists Propose Project to Build Synthetic Human Genome

A group of scientists on Thursday proposed an ambitious project to create a synthetic human genome -- an endeavor that is bound to raise concerns over the extent to which human life can or should be engineered.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Extreme Weather Increasing Level of Toxins in Food

As they struggle to deal with more extreme weather, a range of food crops are generating more of chemical compounds that can cause health problems for people and livestock who eat them, scientists have warned.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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The Expanding Therapeutics of Interleukin-1 Blockade

Indications for IL-1 blocking therapies are broadening. Read about the established and emerging uses of IL-1 antagonism in rheumatic diseases.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Recent Achievements in Stem Cell-mediated Myelin Repair

Regeneration of myelin presents a promising approach for treating multiple sclerosis. What's the current state of research on the application of stem cell-mediated myelin repair?  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Next-Gen Gene Sequencing to Diagnose Rare Diseases in Newborns

Next-generation gene sequencing in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) may speed detection of rare diseases and deliver results faster to anxious families, according to a pilot study from Canada.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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'Strongest Evidence to Date' Ties Maternal Smoking to Psychosis

A Finnish population-based study links prenatal nicotine exposure to increased risk for schizophrenia in young adult offspring.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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UMEM Educational Pearls - University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine

Posted: 6/2/2016 by Kathy Prybys, DO (Emailed: 6/3/2016) (Updated: 6/3/2016) Click here to contact Kathy Prybys, DO  
umem.org
almost 4 years ago
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Benzodiazepine Pharmacotherapy: How Difficult to Discontinue?

What is the optimal strategy for discontinuing chronic benzodiazepine therapy in the primary care setting?  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Music May Soothe Anxiety, Pain From Postinfarction Angina in HF

"Our study showed that music can be used therapeutically," said one of the investigators, noting that this is just part of "la dolce vita," or living the good life.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Mosquito Repellents: Everything You Need to Tell Your Patients

It’s mosquito season again, bites can make you sick, especially if you’re traveling. Think Zika, chikungunya, West Nile, dengue, or even malaria or yellow fever if you’re going to some parts of Africa.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Prince Died From Fentanyl Overdose

Pop superstar Prince, found dead more than a month ago at his estate outside Minneapolis, died from an overdose of the powerful opioid fentanyl, authorities said Thursday.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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ABC Risk Score Better Predicts Bleeding in AF

A novel biomarker-based risk prediction score is better able to predict bleeding risk in atrial-fibrillation patients on anticoagulation and "should be useful in decision support," the authors said.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Scientists' Progress Towards a Cancer Vaccine

German scientists have reported making progress towards a vaccine against cancer.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago