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Researchers have created an algorithm that can predict suicidal thoughts and behaviour among adolescents with 91% accuracy.

The researchers outline their machine learning approach in ...

Use of prescription stimulant medications in older adults increased the risk of cardiovascular (CV) events by 40% within the first 30 days of medication use, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open.

The study is one of the first to explore the connection between CV...

By Denise Baez

NEW YORK -- October 26, 2021 -- The US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) has voted in favour of issuing an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to the Pfizer-BioNTech BNT162b2 coronavirus disease 2019 (...

A treatment combining 2 antibodies -- casirivimab and imdevimab -- is recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) for patients with non-severe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) who are at highest risk of hospitalisation and for patients with severe or critical COVID-19 who are...

Patients who presented to the emergency departments and were flagged by an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm for possibly having sepsis received antibiotics sooner and had better outcomes, according to a study published in Critical Care Medicine.

“We showed that when providers...

Treating multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) initially with intravenous immune globulin (IVIG) and glucocorticoids reduced the risk of serious short-term adverse outcomes, including cardiovascular dysfunction, than those who receive an initial treatment of IVIG alone, according...

By Denise Baez

Myocarditis occurred in previously healthy military patients with similar clinical presentations following receipt of an mRNA coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine, according to a study published in JAMA Cardiology.

“In this case series, we describe 23...

Some consumer electronic devices with high field strength magnets, such as cell phones and smart watches, may cause certain implanted medical devices to switch to “magnet mode” and suspend normal operations until the magnet is moved away from the medical device.

Many implanted medical...

By Denise Baez

The American College of Physicians (ACP) has published new guidelines recommending point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS), in addition to the standard diagnostic pathway, when there is diagnostic uncertainty in patients with acute dyspnoea in emergency department or...

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a higher dose of naloxone hydrochloride nasal spray to treat opioid overdose. The newly approved product delivers naloxone 8 mg into the nasal cavity. The FDA had previously approved naloxone 2 mg and 4 mg nasal spray products.

“Today...

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