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How Common is Internet Addiction Worldwide?

While Internet addiction (IA) is not currently recognized in the DSM-5, new research suggests that as many as 6% of individuals worldwide could be suffering from this disorder.

How Blood Type May Influence Type 2 Diabetes Risk

A new study in the journal Diabetologia is the first to show that specific ABO blood groups may be associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, although the mechanisms underlying the connection are unknown.

Medical Talk Show Recommendations Often Lack Evidence for Claims

A new study in the journal BMJ sought to evaluate the percentage of recommendations made on "The Dr. Oz Show" and "The Doctors" that are supported by scientific evidence, topics discussed, number of recommendations made on each show, and the types and details of the recommendations.

Opdivo Granted Accelerated FDA Approval for Melanoma

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted accelerated approval for Opdivo (nivolumab; Bristol-Myers Squibb) for the treatment of patients with unresectable or metastatic melanoma who are unresponsive to other drugs.

New Oral Tx for Hyperphosphatemia in CKD Launched

Keryx announced the launch of Auryxia (ferric citrate) tablets to control serum phosphorous levels in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) on dialysis.

FDA Approves First One-Dose IV Drug for Influenza

BioCryst announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Rapivab (peramivir) injection for the treatment of acute uncomplicated influenza in patients ≥18 years who have been symptomatic for no more than two days.

Bisphosphonates Tied to Lower Endometrial Cancer Risk

Bisphosphonates may lower the risk of endometrial cancer, new research suggests.

Many States Slow to Update Preparticipation Physical Exams

Many states have been slow to adopt preparticipation physical evaluation-fourth edition (PPE-4) recommendations, with more than half of states requiring or recommending use of outdated or unidentifiable forms.

Melanoma, Spitz Nevi May Be Dermoscopically Indistinguishable

Melanoma may be dermoscopically indistinguishable from Spitz nevi, according to a new study.

Psoriasis Patients Could Have Greater CKD, Glomerulonephritis Risk

Psoriasis may be associated with a higher risk of developing chronic kidney disease (CKD) and glomerulonephritis (GN).