This week, we’re sharing the most recent top stories in internal medicine news.
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Excess coffee use shown to decrease brain volume, increase dementia risk Medical Xpress, July 22, 2021
It’s a favorite first-order for the day, but while a quick coffee may perk us up, new research shows that too much could be dragging us down.
Pfizer Expands Recall of Smoking Cessation Drug Chantix Medscape Medical News, July 21, 2021
On July 2, the FDA alerted patients and healthcare professionals of Pfizer’s voluntary recall of nine lots of varenicline because of the possibility that the tablets may contain a nitrosamine impurity.
Psoriasis Associated with Increased Risk for Retinal Diseases HCPLive, July 22, 2021
A new study from Taiwan found that patients with psoriasis are at increased risk for retinal diseases.
Legalization of cannabis tied to drop in opioid-related ED visits MDedge, July 16, 2021
“States with recreational cannabis laws experienced a 7.6% reduction in opioid-related ED visits for 6 months after the law went into effect.”
Biden: Children Could Get COVID-19 Vaccine Within Months WebMD Health News, July 22, 2021
Children under age 12 could be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine “soon” and potentially within the next few months, President Joe Biden said Wednesday