News Alerts An estimated 50,000 people without any of the usual risk factors for chronic kidney disease, such as hypertension and diabetes, have died in global hot spots.
Medscape Medical News Investigators decipher the elusive cause of a rising number of kidney disease deaths. This report includes an illustrated algorithm of the proposed mechanism of disease.
Medscape Medical News When a filmmaker shooting in Nicaragua learned that people are dying of kidney disease of unknown etiology, he was so inspired that he now works with physicians and studies epidemiology.
Medscape Medical News New program aims to 'review and educate' only certain providers who have billed Medicare for particular services; fewer claims will be audited.
Medscape Medical News Cancer patients are twice as likely as other patients to have an arterial thromboembolic event in the 6 months after diagnosis, although the increased risk disappears at 1 year, say US researchers.
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State Health Alerts Dr Alan Jacobs reviews a pilot study's intriguing results.
Medscape Neurology Lipid-lowering therapy, off-pump bypass, nonobstructive CAD, the obesity paradox, and ACS treatment in the elderly are discussed in this week's podcast.
theheart.org on Medscape A 72-year-old man presents with progressively worsening shortness of breath over the past year. Can you make the diagnosis?
Osmosis Friends and family commonly urge people with cancer to fight, but a commentary suggesting that friends shouldn't encourage Sen. John McCain to fight his cancer drew many opinions from physicians.
Medscape Business of Medicine The benefit was in both men and women, but the rise in all-cause mortality wasn't significant for women. "The J-shaped relationship between alcohol consumption and mortality risk cannot be dismissed."
Medscape Medical News A federal pilot program will focus on opioid-related healthcare fraud and identifying and prosecuting individuals who are contributing to the prescription opioid epidemic.
Medscape Medical News Cannabidiol can change serum levels of several commonly used antiepileptic drugs in both adult and pediatric patients with epilepsy, new research suggests.
Medscape Medical News Dr Shivani Agarwal reviews new approaches for hypoglycemia in diabetes presented recently at the 2017 American Diabetes Association annual meeting.
Endocrine Society Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy highlights one of the week's important news stories for primary care.
Medscape Internal Medicine Are reported rates of ventilator-associated pneumonia an accurate indicator of the quality of ICU care?
Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine This study provides evidence that a happy mood induced by even unfamiliar instrumental music can broaden the scope of auditory selective attention.
Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Are pharmaceutical companies in concordance with ethical and professional guidelines regarding clinical trials? This study examined and compared companies' commitments to data access and transparency.
The BMJ (formerly known as the British Medical Journal) This video covers the main symptoms, criteria for diagnosis, possible causes, and treatment of schizophrenia
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