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  • VERIFY: Metformin + DPP-4 Inhibitor as Dual Therapy for Diabetes?
    on September 18, 2019 at 12:07 pm

    VERIFY suggests that initial combination therapy for type 2 diabetes with metformin plus vildagliptin is well tolerated and effective; risk for treatment failure was 50% lower than in those on monotherapy. Medscape Medical News […]

  • It Really Is Hard to Sleep in the ER
    on September 18, 2019 at 3:29 am

    Patients who spend the night in the emergency room may get much less rest than patients who sleep in beds in hospital rooms, a small study suggests. Reuters Health Information […]

  • Mint, Menthol E-Cigarette Liquids High in Cancer-Causing Compound - Study
    on September 18, 2019 at 3:24 am

    A cancer-causing compound banned by U.S. regulators last year as a food additive has been found at potentially dangerous levels in mint and menthol flavored e-cigarette liquids and smokeless tobacco products, researchers said on Monday. Reuters Health Information […]

  • U.S. CDC Activates Emergency Operations Center for Vaping-Related Illnesses
    on September 18, 2019 at 2:29 am

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Monday it has activated its emergency operations center to coordinate the investigation into hundreds of cases of severe lung illnesses linked to e-cigarette use. Reuters Health Information […]

  • A New Drug for HF? DEFINE-HF Bolsters Dapagliflozin Cardio Cred
    on September 17, 2019 at 9:39 pm

    On the heels of the DAPA-HF outcomes trial, DEFINE-HF shows adding the SGLT-2 inhibitor to standard meds improved other endpoints heart failure patients care about, whether or not they had diabetes. Medscape Medical News […]

  • Weill Cornell Jumps on Free Medical School Tuition Bandwagon
    on September 17, 2019 at 9:18 pm

    Weill Cornell will provide debt-free education to all medical students who need financial aid by replacing student loans with scholarships covering tuition, housing, and other living expenses. Medscape Medical News […]

  • Small Prolonged Reductions in LDL, BP Substantially Reduce CV Risk
    on September 17, 2019 at 8:43 pm

    A new Mendelian randomization study shows the large benefits that could be achieved from small reductions in cholesterol and blood pressure if maintained over a lifetime. Medscape Medical News […]

  • Shock and Awe: ARNI for Acute HF May Be Safely Started in ICU
    on September 17, 2019 at 8:24 pm

    Some patients in cardiogenic shock may transition from IV vasoactive agents to sacubitril/valsartan without going hypotensive, suggests a small case series; PA-pressure guidance was crucial. Medscape Medical News […]

  • Men at High Risk for Breast Cancer May Benefit From Screening
    on September 17, 2019 at 7:38 pm

    Breast cancer in men is rare, but for those at a high risk, screening mammography may be beneficial in detecting early stage tumors. Medscape Medical News […]

  • US, Canada, Australia Approve Endometrial Cancer Combo
    on September 17, 2019 at 7:27 pm

    Regulatory agencies in three countries, including the United States, all approved lenvatinib in combination with pembrolizumab for the treatment of patients with advanced endometrial carcinoma. FDA Approvals […]