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Common wrist fracture does not need surgical repair in most cases

By Linda Carroll (Reuters Health) - Most scaphoid waist fractures in adults do not need to be repaired surgically, a new study finds. Outcomes from just over 400 patients with scaphoid waist fractures

Malnutrition tied to worse post-discharge heart failure outcomes

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Hospitalized heart failure patients with insufficient calorie intake may have a poor quality of life and a higher chance of readmission after discharge than their

ARBs may best ACE-inhibitors at preserving cognition in patients with MCI

By Linda Carroll (Reuters Health) - Older adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and high blood pressure had superior cognitive outcomes after a year of treatment with candesartan compared to

Rare TP53 mutation implicated in familial cancers in Ashkenazi Jews, but with low penetrance

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A rare TP53 mutation common in Ashkenazi Jews confers risk of multiple cancers, but while some are early-onset, others may occur later, a genetic

Metformin may benefit overweight women with PCOS undergoing IVF

By Megan Brooks NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Metformin treatment may be helpful in overweight women (BMI 26 or greater) with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) who are undergoing assisted reproduction,

Dedicated flu clinics may reduce impact of the illness

By Linda Carroll (Reuters Health) - Having clinics designed to treat only the flu might reduce the impact of the disease, a new computer model suggests. By isolating people who have the disease, or

COVID SCIENCE-New clues on virus reproduction mystery; non-COVID vaccines may help

By Nancy Lapid (Reuters) - The following is a roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by

AI could help track response to anti-VEGF therapy for diabetic macular edema

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Artificial intelligence (AI) analysis of imaging data could help monitor treatment response in patients with diabetic macular edema (DME) undergoing

Molecular signatures of non-smoking lung cancer in East Asians identified

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A comprehensive proteogenomic study of non-smoking lung cancer reveals molecular signatures of pathogenesis and progression, researchers in Taiwan report.

Bisphosphonates reduce bone toughness over time

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Using bisphosphonates for several years is associated with increasing brittleness and decreasing toughness of bone, according to a new review. "Long-term

Pfizer to make Gilead's COVID-19 treatment remdesivir

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - Pfizer Inc said on Friday it signed a multiyear agreement to make COVID-19 treatment remdesivir for developer Gilead Sciences Inc, which is under pressure to increase

U.S. surpasses 160,000 coronavirus deaths as school openings near

By Aurora Ellis and Maria Caspani NEW YORK (Reuters) - More than 160,000 people have died from the coronavirus pandemic in the United States, nearly a quarter of the global total, according to a

Alzheimer's drug from Biogen to get speedy U.S. review

By Dania Nadeem and Manojna Maddipatla (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will conduct an expedited review of an experimental Alzheimer's drug from Biogen Inc and Japan's Eisai Co Ltd,

Mitral valve-in-valve replacements seem safe and successful

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Transcatheter mitral valve-in-valve (MViV) replacement of degenerated bioprosthetic valves using the Edwards Lifesciences SAPIEN 3 prosthesis has a high

Fecal microbiota transplantation reduces IBS symptoms

By Will Bogga MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) reduces symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in some patients, but the benefits wane over time, according to

University of Washington forecasts 300,000 U.S. COVID-19 deaths

By Doina Chiacu and Rich McKay WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nearly 300,000 Americans could be dead from COVID-19 by Dec. 1, University of Washington health experts forecast on Thursday, although they said

Beta-2 agonists can improve athletes' speed and strength

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Beta-2 agonists can improve speed and strength in athletes without asthma, according to a new study that also suggests this might be true for versions of these

Regular MRI screening suggested for women with familial breast cancer risk

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women ages 35-60 with a family history of breast cancer can be cost-effectively screened with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) every 18 months, an

UPDATE 1-Children rapidly deported from the United States strain Guatemalan shelters

(Adds July data on border apprehensions) By Sofia Menchu and Mimi Dwyer GUATEMALA CITY/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hundreds of migrant children rapidly expelled from the United States under a coronavirus

Risks, benefits of IV belimumab in children with SLE consistent with adults

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Intravenous belimumab 10 mg/kg every four weeks was safe and effective in childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (cSLE) in a phase-2

Family wellbeing similar with parents or grandparents heading household

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Grandparents raising children seem to cope as well with parenting duties as parents, even though they're more likely to care for kids with more developmental and

Vitamin D supplements may improve benign paroxysmal positional vertigo

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Some patients with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) may have fewer recurrences if they take vitamin D and calcium supplements, new trial results suggest.

UPDATE 1-U.S. lifts global health coronavirus travel advisory

By David Shepardson and Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department on Thursday lifted a global "Do Not Travel" advisory from March recommending U.S. citizens avoid all international

Fatal pulmonary fibrosis can occur with COVID-19

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - COVID-19 can result in fatal pulmonary fibrosis, according to a new case report. "We hope that our results will remind clinicians of pulmonary fibrosis as

Coronavirus, other respiratory viruses can cause severe bronchiolitis

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Coinfections with endemic coronaviruses and other respiratory viruses can cause severe bronchiolitis, according to new findings. Four endemic coronaviruses

Online CPR videos rarely feature women, study finds

By Carolyn Crist NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - About 98% of instructional videos found on online sites about CPR include men or a manikin without a female anatomy, according to a new analysis. Worldwide

Number of incident cancers dropped as pandemic took hold

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The number of newly identified patients with cancer declined significantly after the onset of the pandemic, a new analysis of clinical laboratory data

Global recovery will come faster if COVID vaccine available to all -WHO chief

By Reuters Staff GENEVA (Reuters) - Economic recovery around the world could comes faster if any COVID-19 vaccine is made available to all as a public good, World Health Organization Director General

Antiviral combo shows early promise against HCV in pregnancy

By Scott Baltic NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The combination of ledipasvir and sofosbuvir appears to be safe and effective in treating pregnant women infected with genotype 1 hepatitis C virus (HCV),

Becton Dickinson on track to produce 1 bln syringes in 12-18 months

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - Medical device maker Becton Dickinson and Co said on Thursday it would be able to produce 1 billion syringes in the next 12-18 months. The company has received a total

Why the coronavirus is killing so many of Mexico's healthcare workers

By Diego Oré MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - When the coronavirus epidemic began to intensify in Mexico at the end of March, Doctor Jose Garcia said his bosses at a public trauma hospital in Mexico City

Children rapidly deported from the United States strain Guatemalan shelters

By Sofia Menchu and Mimi Dwyer GUATEMALA CITY/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hundreds of migrant children rapidly expelled from the United States under a coronavirus immigration policy are returning to

Women with AF feel worse than men even after ablation

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Both before and after catheter ablation to treat atrial fibrillation (AF), women have significantly worse symptom scores and health-related quality of life

Government health experts warn U.S. cities of "trouble ahead"

By Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House health experts are warning of an uptick in the percentage of people testing positive for COVID-19 in U.S. cities including Boston, Chicago and

Trump says coronavirus vaccine possible before Nov. 3

By Reuters Staff WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday it was possible the United States would have a coronavirus vaccine before the Nov. 3 election, a more optimistic

Patients with gynecologic cancers not at increased risk for severe COVID-19

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women with gynecologic cancer do not appear to be at increased risk of being hospitalized with COVID-19 or dying from the infection, according to a study

Worldwide, gout cases and years of disability rising

By Linda Carroll (Reuters Health) - The prevalence of gout and the years lived with disability due to the condition are on the rise worldwide, a new study finds. An analysis of nearly three decades of

EXCLUSIVE-Fauci says regulators promise politics will not guide vaccine timing

By Jeff Mason and Michael Erman WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. regulators have assured scientists that political pressure will not determine when a coronavirus vaccine is approved even as the White House

NY home health workers report personal risks during COVID-19 pandemic

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Home health care workers in New York City report feeling invisible and at personal risk during the COVID-19 pandemic, a small study suggests. Researchers performed

Physicians overlook some preventive services tied to longer life

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Most physicians prioritize which preventive services to discuss with patients based on time constraints and assumptions about which interventions improve quality or

Urgent care membership programs may expand access, not cut costs

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Urgent care center membership programs may provide convenience and expanded access to care to people who are uninsured or underinsured without necessarily saving

Subcutaneous ICDs non-inferior to transvenous devices when pacing isn't needed

By Gene Emery (Reuters Health) - Subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillators are as effective as conventional transvenous ICDs, according to the first head-to-head prospective comparison,

Risk of mobile phone interference with implanted electronic devices presently low

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The risk of mobile phone-induced electromagnetic inference with cardiovascular implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) was low in an observational study

For relapsing MS, leukemia drug produces one-third improvement over teriflunomide

By Gene Emery (Reuters Health) - In patients with relapsing multiple sclerosis, subcutaneous ofatumumab therapy lowers the 6-month odds of worsening disability by 32% (P=0.01) compared with oral

Cannabidiol has potential to safely treat cannabidiol use disorder

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A phase IIa randomized trial of oral cannabidiol (CBD) for cannabis use disorder showed that 400 mg and 800 mg doses were safe and more effective than

Doctors say Turkish COVID-19 outbreak worse than reported as hospitalisations swell

By Ali Kucukgocmen and Yesim Dikmen ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Doctors in Turkey's coronavirus hotspots say hospitals are filling up with more cases than are reflected in the official nationwide count,

REFILE-Nivolumab plus ipilimumab or pembrolizumab most cost-effective for newly diagnosed advanced melanoma

(Corrects spellig of Dr. Shi's first name in para 3, in story originally published 7/31.) By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - First-line treatment with nivolumab plus ipilimumab or

REFILE-Nivolumab-ipilimumab combo appear helpful in biliary-tract cancers

(Adds slug, with no change to text.) By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In patients with advanced biliary-tract cancers, combination immunotherapy with nivolumab and ipilimumab shows

Nivolumab-ipilimumab combo appear helpful in biliary-tract cancers

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In patients with advanced biliary-tract cancers, combination immunotherapy with nivolumab and ipilimumab shows promising activity, according to a new study

With no nationwide rule, Amsterdam insists on virus masks

By Toby Sterling AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The City of Amsterdam on Wednesday began ordering use of face masks in crowded areas such as its "Red Light" prostitution district, in a drive against the

Teladoc bets big on online medicine with $18.5 bln Livongo deal

By Noor Zainab Hussain and Manas Mishra (Reuters) - Teladoc Health Inc has agreed to buy chronic care provider Livongo Health Inc in a deal valuing the company at $18.5 billion, betting on a boom in

Respiratory therapist struggles to catch her own breath after COVID-19

By Ricardo Moraes and Marcelo Rochabrun RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Ana Carolina Xavier was helping as many as six coronavirus patients a day to slowly recover lung capacity when she began worrying

Hospitalization for IBD should not be delayed in pandemic: experts

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Hospitalization of patients with severe or complicated inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) should not be delayed during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to

Spain's Canaries to cover all COVID-related costs for tourists

By Reuters Staff MADRID (Reuters) - All Spanish and foreign tourists visiting the Canary Islands will have any potential coronavirus-related costs covered by the regional government, it said on

Canada signs deals with Pfizer, Moderna for experimental COVID-19 vaccines

By Reuters Staff OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada has signed separate deals with Pfizer Inc and Moderna Inc to supply millions of doses of their experimental coronavirus vaccines, a top official said on

New York City erects quarantine checkpoints to curb coronavirus

By Maria Caspani NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City will put up COVID-19 quarantine checkpoints at key entry points to ensure that incoming travelers from 35 states with outbreaks comply with the

Amid quarantine, Ecuador women speak in code to seek protection from domestic violence

By Alexandra Valencia QUITO (Reuters) - Ecuadorean women are using code words to seek help in situations of domestic violence as the country's quarantine is creating conditions for increased abuse of

Pediatric EDs using CT less often; ultrasounds, MRIs on the rise

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Use of advanced imaging in pediatric emergency departments (EDs) increased from 2009-2018 in the U.S., despite a drop in computed tomography (CT), according

New brain death criteria: Coma, brainstem areflexia and apnea

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Experts from five professional societies recommend that a clinical examination demonstrating coma, brainstem areflexia and apnea should be used to

Severe COVID-19 in kids rare with variable symptoms and generally good outcomes

By Megan Brooks NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Critical pediatric COVID-19 disease is a rare entity with heterogeneous clinical presentation and generally good outcomes compared with adults, according to

REFILE-Predicted albumin-creatinine ratio performs well for CKD screening, staging and prognosis

(In para 3, changes CSK to CKD, in story originally published July 13.) By Megan Brooks (Reuters Health) - Researchers with the Chronic Kidney Disease Prognosis Consortium have developed equations to

Brain-computer interface training reduces phantom-limb pain

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Brain-computer interface (BCI) to control an image of a phantom hand reduces phantom-limb pain, according to results from a crossover trial. "BCI training

UPDATE 1-Second COVID wave 'highly likely' to hit France this year, scientists say

(Adds Paris considering making masks compulsory, Macron quote) By Reuters Staff PARIS (Reuters) - A second wave of the coronavirus epidemic is highly likely to hit France in the autumn or winter, the

UPDATE 1-UK risks twice-as-big second COVID wave without better testing, study finds

(Adds details, further government comment) By Reuters Staff LONDON (Reuters) - Britain risks a second wave of COVID-19 this winter twice as large as the initial outbreak if it reopens schools

Radiotherapy improves overall survival in metastatic nasopharyngeal carcinoma

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Locoregional radiotherapy added to chemotherapy improves overall survival in patients with de novo metastatic nasopharyngeal carcinoma (mNPC), according to

Acetaminophen use linked to false-positive test for chronic granulomatous disease

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Recent acetaminophen use can lead to a false positive result on the dihydrorhodamine (DHR) test, new findings show. "Taking acetaminophen may affect the

Rosuvastatin myotoxicity can emerge after initiating canagliflozin

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Rosuvastatin myotoxicity can develop after initiation of treatment with canagliflozin, a sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitor, according to a new case

What to do about interference between maternal pertussis vaccination, infant's DTwP shot

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Health providers should pay extra attention to infants with signs of pertussis given the potential interaction between maternal vaccination for the disease

Jury out on how best to screen for health-related social needs

By Megan Brooks NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Screening for health-related social needs, such as housing, food and transportation problems, are increasingly being incorporated into clinical care but the

SPECIAL REPORT-Local governments 'overwhelmed' in race to trace U.S. COVID contacts

By Benjamin Lesser, Dan Levine, Jaimi Dowdell and Andrea Januta (Reuters) - The soaring number of COVID-19 cases in the United States has far outstripped many local health departments' ability to

Prenatal flu vaccine not linked to adverse early childhood outcomes

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - In utero exposure to influenza vaccines doesn't appear to contribute to mortality, morbidity or adverse health outcomes in children under five years of age, a

Low-dose antihypertensive combo improves blood pressure control

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A low-dose fixed-dose combination of three antihypertensive drugs improves blood pressure control but is associated with greater rates of therapeutic

Sentinel lymph node biopsy holds promise in periocular cancer

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) can provide tumor-staging information in patients with malignancies of the conjunctiva and eyelid, but whether SLNB leads

UK risks twice-as-big second COVID wave without better testing, study finds

By Reuters Staff LONDON (Reuters) - Britain faces a second wave of COVID-19 this winter twice as widespread as the initial outbreak if it reopens schools without a more effective test-and-trace system

Taiwan provisionally approves dexamethasone as coronavirus treatment

By Reuters Staff TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan provisionally approved the use of dexamethasone, a cheap and widely-used steroid, to treat the new coronavirus, as the island faces a shortfall of the

Abiomed heart pump gets second FDA emergency use nod for COVID-19 patients

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - Medical device maker Abiomed Inc said on Tuesday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted its left-sided heart pumps emergency use authorization to help patients

WHO says China team interviewed Wuhan scientists over virus origins

By Reuters Staff GENEVA (Reuters) - A World Health Organization team in China to probe the origins of COVID-19 had "extensive discussions" and exchanges with scientists in Wuhan where the outbreak was

FEATURE-Military helps worn-out nurses, sicker patients in California COVID-19 effort

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - All day long, as Air Force nurse Major Pinky Brewton cares for patients struggling to breathe in California's COVID-19 ravaged San Joaquin Valley,

Germany already dealing with second coronavirus wave - doctors' union

By Reuters Staff BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany is already contending with a second wave of the coronavirus and risks squandering its early success by flouting social distancing rules, the head of the

Second COVID wave 'highly likely' to hit France this year, scientists say

By Reuters Staff PARIS (Reuters) - A second wave of the coronavirus epidemic is "highly likely" to hit France in the autumn or winter, the government's top scientific body warned on Tuesday, as

Curevac names Franz-Werner Haas as CEO

BERLIN, Aug 4 (Reuters) - German biotech firm CureVac on Tuesday appointed acting Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer (COO) Franz-Werner Haas CEO, with former CEO and co-founder Ingmar

Stress cardiac MRI can help guide decision making for patients with cardiovascular risk

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In symptomatic patients without a history of coronary artery disease (CAD), stress cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging can reclassify risk, thereby

Multidisciplinary approach bests specialist care for functional GI problems

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For patients with irritable bowel syndrome and other functional gastrointestinal disorders, a multidisciplinary team approach was more effective and less

Some seniors may be left behind as telemedicine becomes more popular

By Linda Carroll (Reuters Health) - Seniors may be left behind in the rush to adopt telemedicine, some because they don't have the equipment or access to the internet, others because disabilities make

Interleukin-1-beta blockade may slow progression of osteoarthritis

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Interleukin-1-beta is a key player in the osteoarthritis inflammatory process and inhibiting it may help slow the disease process, according to an

UPDATE 1-Eli Lilly tests antibody drug to halt COVID-19 spread in U.S. nursing homes

(Adds details from interview with chief scientific officer) By Michael Erman and Carl O'Donnell (Reuters) - Eli Lilly & Co said on Monday it started a late-stage trial testing whether one of its

Group pelvic floor-muscle training for urinary incontinence noninferior to individual sessions

By Lisa Rappaport (Reuters Health) - Older women with urinary incontinence may experience a similar reduction in episodes with group pelvic floor muscle training compared with one-on-one sessions, a

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