Why Are Men Less Likely to See a Doctor?

July 6, 2021 — When Armin Brott began having tingling and tremors in his hands, he wasn’t very concerned. After decades of practicing full-contact martial arts, he knew how to live with discomfort. It was nothing that Advil and some stretching couldn’t fix — or so he thought. His symptoms worsened, eventually becoming unbearable. After… Read More »

With ‘evolved’ treatment landscape, Merck pulls Keytruda’s FDA nod in third-line stomach cancer

Two months after a key FDA panel voted down Merck’s conditional nod for Keytruda as a third-line treatment for certain stomach cancer patients, the company says it’s pulling the plug on the indication.  Following consultation with the FDA, Merck on Thursday said it will voluntarily withdraw its U.S. accelerated approval for Keytruda as a third-line… Read More »

Essential Reads: Recognizing Postpartum Psychosis

Essential Reads: Recognizing Postpartum Psychosis Because postpartum psychosis is a relatively rare event, we do not have as much information on this illness as we have on postpartum depression.  In addition, most of the literature we have on postpartum psychosis is not new.  A few years back, the American Journal of Psychiatry published an excellent… Read More »

HIV‐negative gay and bisexual men overestimate the burden of living with HIV

HIV-negative and never-tested gay and bisexual men in the Netherlands were found to overestimate the psychosocial implications of living with HIV. Health-related consequences, the burden of disclosure, the impact on sex and relationships, and practical consequences were also overestimated according to the study, conducted by researchers from the HIV Transmission Elimination Amsterdam Initiative, published in… Read More »

U.S. celebrates July Fourth as nation emerges from devastating Covid pandemic

Residents line up with chairs on the side of the street as they watch an Independence Day celebration parade on July 4, 2021 in Brighton, Michigan. Emily Elconin | Getty Images News | Getty Images Americans are set to celebrate the Fourth of July after the coronavirus pandemic forced the cancellation of most events last… Read More »

Blacks lag behind in vaccinations as Black children COVID-19-related deaths rise

Loading the player… President Joe Biden is not going to achieve his hoped-for goal of getting 70% of Americans to take at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by Sunday, July 4. At the same time, at an alarming rate, Black Americans are behind the curve when it comes to getting vaccinated. COVID-19 vaccination data… Read More »

Physicians warn about Independence Day after fireworks injuries soared by 5,000 last year

Doctors are calling on parents to keep their children away from fireworks this holiday weekend, citing the thousands of injuries reported last year. “We know that sales of fireworks increased in 2020, as did injuries, so parents and caregivers need to be vigilant this Fourth of July and leave any fireworks to the professionals,” said… Read More »