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  • FDA Okays Cenobamate (Xcopri) for Focal Epilepsy
    on November 22, 2019 at 12:12 am

    The FDA has approved cenobamate for seizures in adults with focal epilepsy based on results from two trials of more than 600 patients, as well as a 1300-person safety study. Medscape Medical News […]

  • Almost 2/3 of Physicians Have Been Named in a Malpractice Suit: Survey
    on November 21, 2019 at 10:29 pm

    More than half of those sued said they were shocked they were named, and 14% said they were not surprised. Only 3% said the case went to trial and that a judged ruled against them. Medscape Medical News […]

  • Transgender Kids' Gender Identity as Strong as Cisgender Peers'
    on November 21, 2019 at 10:13 pm

    Transgender children show a clear pattern of gender development related to the gender they feel they are and not the sex assigned to them at birth, new research shows. Medscape Medical News […]

  • Anal Douching Injury in Men Who Have Sex With Men
    on November 21, 2019 at 9:49 pm

    The practice of preparing for sex with an enema, or a 'rectal douche,' is common for gay and bisexual men, but they need to understand how to protect themselves during anal sex. Medscape Medical News […]

  • Canadian Teen Developed 'Popcorn Lung' Type Injury From Vaping - Report
    on November 21, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    Researchers in Canada have identified a new kind of vaping-related lung injury they believe is linked to flavorings in conventional vape pens, causing symptoms similar to the "popcorn lung" injury seen in workers exposed to flavorings in microwave popcorn. Reuters Health Information […]

  • Peanut Allergy Healthcare Costs High
    on November 21, 2019 at 8:43 pm

    Nut allergy is a significant burden on the healthcare system, new research confirms, but immunotherapies on the horizon might reduce that. Medscape Medical News […]

  • Democratic 2020 Candidates Unite on Impeachment but Differ on Policy in Polite Debate
    on November 21, 2019 at 8:39 pm

    Democratic White House contenders united in supporting the impeachment inquiry against Republican President Donald Trump at a debate on Wednesday that featured differences on policy details but few of the bitter attacks on one another that marked earlier encounters. Reuters Health Information […]

  • U.S. FDA Approves Alnylam's Drug for Rare Genetic Disorder
    on November 21, 2019 at 8:35 pm

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Wednesday it had approved Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc's gene silencing drug as a treatment for patients with a rare inherited disorder. FDA Approvals […]

  • New Option for Essential Tremor Safe, Effective, Durable
    on November 21, 2019 at 8:23 pm

    MRI-guided focused ultrasound provides durable relief in patients with medication-refractory essential tremor and should be considered a safe and effective therapeutic option, researchers say. Medscape Medical News […]

  • HIV Diagnoses Falling in Fast-Track Cities Making Changes
    on November 21, 2019 at 7:40 pm

    An initiative that provides extensive PreP coverage, increased testing, and political support has led to a 28% drop in HIV diagnoses in men who have sex with men since 2016. Medscape Medical News […]