NYU Langone Health in the News—Monday, July 1, 2024 (2024)

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Microdosing And Tripping On Mushrooms Is On The Rise In US. (NPR)

NPR (6/27) “Research suggests that availability of psilocybin has risen in recent years, says Joseph J. Palamar, MPH, PhD, associate professor, Department of Population Health, “who has found that drug busts for mushrooms have increased in recent years.” Noting that getting accurate data is difficult, he said, “We’re trying to piece little bits of information together to figure out what is really going on.”

Your Boss Will Freeze Your Eggs Now. (New York Times)

The New York Times (6/29) James A. Grifo, MD, PhD, professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, NYU Langone Fertility Center, reports that the “average age of his patients...has dropped from 38 around five years ago, to the lower 30s now, a change he applauds,” saying, “Women are given the wrong message – ‘oh, don’t worry, you’ll have your baby when you’re ready.’”

AI’s Increasing Capacity To Outperform Human Detection Of Lung Cancer. (Physician's Weekly)

Physician’s Weekly (6/28) “As reported in Nature Communications, researchers at NYU Langone Health and the University of Glasgow developed and tested an AI-powered computer program based on data from almost 500,000 tissue images that can accurately diagnose adenocarcinoma.” Aristotelis Tsirigos, PhD, professor, Departments of Medicine, Division of Precision Medicine, and Pathology, and coauthors wrote that “because the program incorporates structural features of tumors from 452 adenocarcinoma patients in the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Genome Atlas, it provides a detailed, unbiased, reliable second opinion about the presence of the cancer and its prognosis.”

Scoliosis Diagnosis Did Not Stop N.J. Woman From Pursuing Her Dance Career. (New Jersey Star-Ledger)

New Jersey Star-Ledger (6/26) “The procedure I performed corrected the severe curve in Jenna’s spine, making her feel better than ever and allowed her to follow her dreams of becoming a professional dancer,” said Juan C. Rodriguez-Olaverri, MD, PhD, clinical associate professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, director, Pediatric Spinal Deformity Surgery and Early Onset Scoliosis.

Can Existing AI Models Accurately Detect Skin Cancer? (Optometry Advisor)

Optometry Advisor (6/28) “Investigators from NYU Grossman School of Medicine and Rutgers University School of Medicine explore the efficacy of published AI algorithms trained on macroscopic and dermoscopic clinical images for the diagnosis of basal cell carcinoma (BCC), cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC), and melanoma.”

Summer Can Be Rough On My Sensitive Skin – These 7 Products Make It Easier. (SELF Magazine)

SELF Magazine (6/28) “If your skin also goes through it in warmer months, then you might want to avoid or limit your use of ingredients that can make your skin more prone to sunburn, including retinoids, alpha hydroxy acids (like glycolic acid), beta hydroxy acids (like salicylic acid), and benzoyl peroxide, Emily C. Milam, MD, assistant professor, the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology, tells SELF.”

Wait, Does Castor Oil Grow Your Hair?I Asked Experts. (Cosmopolitan)

Cosmopolitan (6/28) Ilyse Haberman, MD, assistant professor, Department of Ophthalmology, said, “Castor oil moisturizes your eyelashes and can make them appear thicker and have more luster.”

The Biggest Mistake You’re Making With SPF Moisturizer. (The Cut (NY))

The Cut (NY) (6/28) Mary L. Stevenson, MD, associate professor, the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology, said, “My biggest issue with SPF moisturizers is that you’re not putting enough on.”

Epinephrine Nasal Spray Effective, Tolerable With Nasal Congestion. (Healio)

Healio (6/28) In a research commentary, Purvi S. Parikh, MD, clinical assistant professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, and Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Allergy and Immunology, wrote, “It important to test nasal spray during periods of congestion because congestion is a common feature of anaphylaxis and a common comorbidity in those who have anaphylaxis, so we would want to make sure this nasal spray had similar absorption in this population and reached the same pharmaco*kinetics.”

Indoor Air Systems Crucial To Curbing Spread Of Viruses, Aerosol Researchers Say. (CBS News)

CBS News (6/30) Jonathan D. LaPook, MD, the Mebane Professor of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, professor, Department of Population Health, reported on how air quality scientists said that “from the start of the pandemic,” guidance on slowing the spread of COVID-19 “also should have focused on improving the air we all breathe indoors.”

Michael J Fox Releases Documentary As Foundation Announces Breakthrough In Parkinson’s Treatment. (Fox News)

Fox News (6/30) “Fox News contributor, Marc K. Siegel, MD, clinical professor, Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Clinical Innovation, “reacts to the actor’s documentary detailing his experience with Parkinson’s disease while his foundation announces a protein test diagnosis breakthrough.”

In a separate article, Fox News (6/30) “Marc K. Siegel, MD, clinical professor, Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Clinical Innovation, and a Fox News medical contributor, acknowledged that there’s been an uptick in [COVID-19] cases recently,” saying, “There has been an upsurge in certain areas, including California – fueled by the so-called FLiRT variants, KP.3, KP.2 and KP.1.”

News from NYU Langone Hospital -- Brooklyn

COPD Hypoxia: What You Need To Know. (Health Central)

Health Central (6/27) Jorge M. Mercado, MD, clinical associate professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, associate section chief, Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn, said that COPD in the short term “can cause neurological symptoms, such as passing out,” but over a longer period of time, “it has been shown to contribute to dementia as well as problems with your heart, kidneys, and other organs.”

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