Trending Clinical Topics

 
 
  • Trending Clinical Topic: Reducing Alcohol Consumption As "Dry January" comes to an end, findings about the benefits of reduced alcohol consumption may help persuade patients and doctors to curb their drinking on a more permanent basis.
  • Trending Clinical Topic: Cannabis Screening With cannabis use on the rise during the pandemic, new guidelines about screening patients for use are noteworthy. This and related developments resulted in the week's top trending clinical topic.
  • Trending Clinical Topic: Blood Pressure Drugs and Dementia Risk With dementia on the rise, recent findings about potential interventions are welcome news. This week, dementia-related concerns about hypertension drugs resulted in the top trending clinical topic.
  • Trending Clinical Topic: Exercises for Spine Pain Given how common spine pain is, news about potential interventions is always of great interest. Recent findings about exercise and other treatments led to this week's top trending clinical topic.
  • Trending Clinical Topic: Fentanyl Vaccine As the opioid crisis rages, a new tool may soon be available. Excitement over promising findings in mice resulted in a vaccine under development becoming this week's top trending clinical topic.
  • Trending Clinical Topic: Exercise Prescription The benefits of exercise continue to mount. Recent findings suggest which interventions and recommendations should be passed along to patients, leading to this week's top trending clinical topic.
  • Trending Clinical Topic: Memory-Boosting Foods News about the benefits of flavonols for memory and cognition as well as the dangers of ultraprocessed foods resulted in a nutritional top trending clinical topic this week.
  • Trending Clinical Topic: Weight Loss Drugs Promising findings regarding newer weight loss medications and updated recommendations for obesity management drove interest in this week's top trending clinical topic.
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  • Trending Clinical Topic: Meditation vs Medication Recent findings have suggested that mindfulness and meditation may be effective in confronting not only mental health concerns but also pain and even diabetes.
  • Trending Clinical Topic: Antibiotics for UTI News about a potential new tool against urinary tract infections, along with recent insights into prophylactic strategies, resulted in this week's top trending clinical topic.
  • Trending Clinical Topic: Vitamin B12 Potential protective benefits against Parkinson's disease, ALS, and fatty liver disease resulted in this vitamin becoming the week's top trending clinical topic.
  • Trending Clinical Topic: Sleep and Health Risks The importance of sleep is well known. New findings, however, suggest that it may be even more important than expected for certain conditions, leading to the top trending clinical topic this week.
  • Trending Clinical Topic: Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Promising news about newly developed vaccines designed to confront a leading cause of death in infants and serious illness in older adults resulted in this week's top trending clinical topic.
  • Trending Clinical Topic: Colonoscopy New evidence about colonoscopy's effect on colorectal cancer mortality, celebrities promoting the procedure, and artificial intelligence advances resulted in this week's top trending clinical topic.
  • Trending Clinical Topic: Folic Acid New research showing folic acid's benefit in liver disease, gastric conditions, and suicidality was joined by a study on potential for cancer development, leading to the top trending topic this week.
  • Trending Clinical Topic: Breast Cancer October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and recent findings regarding body image, metastasis, and treatment options have also helped to bring attention to the condition.
  • Trending Clinical Topic: Anxiety Potential new screening recommendations, COVID-related concerns, and findings related to potential treatments resulted in anxiety becoming this week's top trending clinical topic.
  • Trending Clinical Topic: Eyes Promising news about animal-derived transplants and concerning findings regarding various ophthalmologic conditions resulted in this week's top trending clinical topic.
  • Trending Clinical Topic: Insulin From ongoing concerns about cost to a new delivery system, news about insulin sparked much recent interest, leading to this week's top trending clinical topic.