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Tamara Mathias

Dermatology education lacking in U.S. medical schools

10 Mar 2020

(Reuters Health) - Primary care doctors in the United States may be ill-equipped to diagnose or treat basic skin conditions because medical schools offer very little dermatology training as part of the general curriculum, a survey suggests.

Passive smoking tied to adolescent depression symptoms

04 Mar 2020

(Reuters Health) - Regular exposure to secondhand smoke is more common among nonsmoking teens with depression symptoms, according to a survey across 22 low- and middle-income countries.

Severe eye injuries seen with e-scooter accidents

03 Mar 2020

(Reuters Health) - With the rising popularity of electric scooters, emergency rooms are seeing a lot of head injuries, many with vision-threatening damage to the eyes, a small study suggests.

Misleading ads turn people away from HIV-prevention meds

02 Mar 2020

(Reuters Health) - Targeted advertisements on Facebook and television that overstate side effects of HIV-prevention pills might be the greatest threat to protecting people at high risk of infection with the virus, experts say.

Hospital births far safer for U.S. newborns than home births

29 Feb 2020

(Reuters Health) - Newborns in the U.S. are much more likely to survive a hospital delivery than a planned home birth, regardless of how qualified the attending midwife may be, a new study suggests.

Keeping up regular AMD treatment visits tied to less vision loss over time

24 Feb 2020

(Reuters Health) - People with a common age-related eye disease who show up regularly for their doctor's visits get to keep more of their sight than those who skip appointments or stretch the time between visits, a new analysis suggests.

RPT-FOCUS-Coronavirus outbreak begins to disrupt booming China drug trials

13 Feb 2020

Feb 12 The fast-spreading coronavirus is starting to disrupt testing of experimental medicines in China, posing a threat to plans by global drugmakers that have invested billions of dollars to harness the potential of the Asian economic powerhouse.

Coronavirus outbreak begins to disrupt booming China drug trials

12 Feb 2020

The fast-spreading coronavirus is starting to disrupt testing of experimental medicines in China, posing a threat to plans by global drugmakers that have invested billions of dollars to harness the potential of the Asian economic powerhouse.

Pregnant women with Medicaid less likely to get recommended vaccines

10 Feb 2020

Pregnant women who rely on state-administered Medicaid health insurance programs are far less likely to receive recommended vaccines that could protect them and their babies, compared to those with private coverage, a study from Florida suggests.

World News

Trump, Biden in final full week of campaigning as virus looms large

President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden on Monday are down to the final full week of campaigning before the Nov. 3 election, as surging coronavirus cases and a COVID-19 outbreak within Vice President Mike Pence's staff keep the focus of the race on the pandemic.