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Marilynn Larkin

REFILE-Autoimmunity on the rise in the U.S.

May 25 2020

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The prevalence of antinuclear antibodies (ANA) in the blood of U.S. adolescents and adults has increased over the past 30 years, signaling a rise in autoimmunity, researchers say.

Androgen receptor inhibitor cream may be effective acne option

May 05 2020

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For individuals with acne, clascoterone cream, 1%, an androgen receptor inhibitor, seemed safe and effective in two phase III trials.

Platinum-based therapies new standard for recurrent ovarian cancer

Apr 27 2020

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Carboplatin-pegylated liposomal doxorubicin-bevacizumab is the new standard of care for women with recurrent ovarian cancer sensitive to treatment with platinum-based and antiangiogenic treatment, researchers say.

Liver donation for transplant misunderstood, underutilized

Jun 19 2019

(Reuters Health) - Lack of knowledge among community physicians may be keeping them from raising the possibility of living donor transplants with their patients with liver disease, new survey data suggest.

No quick fix for physician burnout, depression

Jan 16 2019

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Close to 44 percent of U.S. physicians are burned out, and 15 percent are depressed and thinking about suicide, according to a survey conducted by Medscape.

Physicians not immune to sexual harassment in the workplace

Jun 13 2018

(Reuters Health) - Sexual comments about body parts or anatomy, leering and unwanted groping, hugging and patting are among the most common types of on-the-job harassment reported by respondents to a new Medscape survey on sexual harassment of physicians.

Opioids overprescribed to patients taking certain sedatives

Apr 20 2018

(Reuters Health) - Narcotic painkillers can be particularly dangerous for patients who also take tranquilizing drugs known as benzodiazepines, but a study suggests doctors are still over-prescribing this combination of medicines.

Pay gaps persist for female and African American physicians in US

Apr 11 2018

(Reuters Health) - Although salaries for U.S. physicians edged higher in 2018, gaps in compensation remained unchanged for females and African Americans, according to Medscape's latest Physician Compensation Report, online April 11.

Doctors' group issues controversial advice for type 2 diabetes

Mar 05 2018

(Reuters Health) - A large organization of internal medicine physicians said today that adults with type 2 diabetes can aim for an easier-to-achieve blood sugar target than what’s been used to guide treatment in the past.

Physician burnout takes a toll on U.S. patients

Jan 17 2018

(Reuters Health) - Nearly two-thirds of U.S. doctors feel burned out, depressed, or both – and those feelings affect how they relate to patients, according to a survey conducted by Medscape.

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