Recent studies have brought to light the connection between air pollution and the development of inflammatory skin diseases, such as psoriasis and systemic lupus erythematosus. Researchers have found that exposure to pollutants like PM2.5, PM10, nitrogen dioxide (NO2), and nitrogen oxides (NOx) can significantly increase the risk of these conditions. While the exact mechanism is
Extreme heat can not only raise the danger of heat-related illnesses but also threaten health in a more subtle way by amplifying the side effects of many common medications. Certain medications, such as blood pressure pills and antidepressants, can lead to dehydration and hinder the body’s ability to stay cool in high temperatures. For example,
In a shocking turn of events, former President Donald Trump became the target of an apparent assassination attempt during a rally in Butler, Pennsylvania. Chaos erupted as shots were fired, and Secret Service agents swiftly sprang into action to protect the former president. The incident left Trump with blood on his ear, sparking concern and
The Mediterranean diet has long been associated with numerous health benefits for adults, but a recent meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials has shown that it can also significantly improve cardiometabolic health in children and teens. Led by José Francisco López-Gil, PhD, from the Universidad de Las Américas in Quito, Ecuador, the study revealed that interventions
In a recent development, a group of 40 hospital-based clinicians from Skagit Valley Hospital and Cascade Valley Hospital in Washington state have taken steps to unionize. These clinicians, which include doctors, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners, are working under a contract with Sound Physicians and are seeking to join the Union of American Physicians and
The French prospective ENVIE study recently analyzed the effectiveness of the monoclonal antibody nirsevimab (Beyfortus) in protecting young infants against hospitalization for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). The study found that nirsevimab was highly effective in preventing RSV-related hospitalization, pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) admissions, and mechanical ventilation among infants younger than 12 months of age.
A recent study presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) meeting revealed promising results regarding the use of liposomal gemcitabine in combination with pembrolizumab for the treatment of advanced solid tumors. Dr. Charles Farber from Atlantic Hematology Oncology discussed the feasibility and tolerability of this innovative therapy. The Novel Approach of Liposomal Gemcitabine
House Republicans have recently requested a closed-door interview with President Biden’s physician, Dr. Kevin O’Connor, following concerns about Biden’s recent debate performance. These concerns come as an expert in Parkinson’s disease has made multiple visits to the White House, raising questions about the President’s health. An intense heat wave has broken records in various parts
The use of extended infusion antibiotics for bloodstream infections has been described as having the most bang for its buck by Sara Karaba, MD, PhD, MHS, of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. This strategy seems to be a cost-effective and impactful way to address this type of infection. Steven Woolf, MD, MPH, of Virginia