This week, we’re sharing the most recent top stories in internal medicine news.
Read more on these stories below.
EPA Bans Pesticide Linked to Health Problems in Children Medscape Medical News, August 19, 2021
The Environmental Protection Agency acted after a federal appeals court ordered the government in April to determine quickly whether the pesticide is safe or should be prohibited.
Exercise tied to 50% reduction in mortality after stroke MDedge, Aug 13, 2021
Lead study author Raed A. Joundi, MD, said he expected results to show exercise was beneficial, but was surprised by the magnitude of the association between physical activity and lower mortality risk.
FDA OKs stimulation device for anxiety in depression HCPLive, August 18, 2021
Developed by BrainsWay, the new device has been shown to decrease anxiety symptoms in adult patients with anxious depression.
Lyme Disease May Up Risk for Mental Illness, Suicidal Behavior Medscape Medical News, August 20, 2021
Increased inflammation, immune activation, and psychological factors may help explain the association of Lyme disease with higher rates of psychiatric disorders and suicidal behavior, researchers say.
At-home fecal calprotectin test for IBD shows real-world efficacy MDedge, Aug 19, 2021
In a real-life setting, fecal calprotectin (FC) home testing performed well at predicting disease endoscopic activity in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) being treated with adalimumab.