This week, we’re sharing the most recent top stories in internal medicine news.
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Seizure a First Sign of COVID in Kids? Medscape Medical News, September 10, 2021
Seizures, including status epilepticus, may be the main presenting manifestation of acute SARS-CoV-2 infection in children and require a high index of suspicion for early diagnosis and infection control.
HPV Vaccine Safety Concerns Up 80% From 2015 to 2018 Medscape Medical News, September 17, 2021
But adverse events after HPV vaccination actually decreased during the same period, researchers found.
Gut microbiome could make weight loss easier for some MDedge, September 16, 2021
Researchers found that the gut microbiome – the bacteria that help digest food and absorb nutrients in the intestines – can influence attempts at weight loss.
Poor lung function linked to risk for sudden cardiac death MDedge, September 16, 2021
Poor lung function appears to be a stronger marker of risk for sudden cardiac death than for a survivable first coronary event, results of a prospective population-based study suggest.
FDA Approves Long-Acting Schizophrenia Treatment HCPLive, September 1, 2021
The FDA has approved a 6-month paliperidone palmitate (INVEGA HAFYERA), a long-acting atypical antipsychotic for the treatment of adult patients with schizophrenia.