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Update 2 – Outbreak of Multidrug-Resistant Salmonella Infections Linked to Contact with Pig Ear Dog Treats

CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)external icon are investigating a multistate outbreak of multidrug-resistant Salmonella infections linked to … Read the rest

Biomarker for schizophrenia can be detected in human hair

Working with model mice, post-mortem human brains, and people with schizophrenia, researchers have discovered that a subtype of schizophrenia is related to abnormally high levels hydrogen sulfide in the … Read the rest

Signal of Harm From Impella Has an Easy Answer

Two independent observational studies find worse outcomes with the Impella device compared with intra-aortic balloon pump. The time for a randomized controlled trial is now, says John Mandrola, MD. … Read the rest

'Bad cholesterol' is only as unhealthy as its composition

New research shows that a particular subclass of low-density lipoproteins (LDL) is a much better predictor of potential heart attacks than the mere presence of LDL.

Risk of early mortality and cardiovascular disease in type 1 diabetes: a comparison with type 2 diabetes, a nationwide study

Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes are well-established risk factors for cardiovascular disease and early mortality. However, few studies have directly compared the hazards of cardiovascular outcomes and … Read the rest

Study finds links between early screen exposure, sleep disruption and EBD in kids

A new study has found that first exposure earlier than 18 months of age to screen devices — such as smartphones, tablets, videogame consoles, television etc — and the … Read the rest

News from the AHA Scientific Sessions 2019

NEJM Journal Watch and Physician’s First Watch coverage of the meeting

Update – Outbreak of Salmonella Infections Linked to Backyard Poultry

CDC and public health officials in several states are investigating multiple multistate outbreaks of Salmonella infections with serotypes Agona, Alachua, Altona, Anatum, Braenderup, Enteritidis, Infantis, Manhattan, Montevideo, Muenchen, Newport, … Read the rest

Free thyroxine within the normal reference range predicts risk of atrial fibrillation



Hyperthyroidism is a known precipitating factor for atrial fibrillation (AF). However, recent reports have suggested an increased risk of AF with free thyroxine (fT4) levels even within … Read the rest

Ketamine for acute suicidal ideation. An emergency department intervention: A randomized, double‐blind, placebo‐controlled, proof‐of‐concept trial



Depressed patients presenting to emergency departments with acute suicidal ideation are a major public health concern. Ketamine, a rapidly acting antidepressant with antisuicidal properties, might offer relief.… Read the rest