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Merck raises stakes in lung cancer as rivals close in
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Merck& Co Inc, maker of the only immunotherapy approved for patients newly-diagnosed with the most common type of lung cancer, could solidify its lead by playing the long game, even as rivals edge closer. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

This Nobel Laureate Is Worried U.S. Politics Could Endanger Scientific Research
(STOCKHOLM) — An American researcher who shared this year’s Nobel Prize for medicine bluntly criticized political developments at home in his address at the awards’ gala banquet Sunday night. Michael Rosbash, who was honored for his work on circadian rhythms — commonly called the body clock — expressed concern that U.S. government support such as that received by him and colleagues Jeffrey Hall and Michael Young is endangered. “We benefited from an enlightened period in the postwar United States. Our National Institutes of Health have enthusiastically and generously supported basic resea...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: David Keyton and Jim Heintz / AP Tags: Uncategorized Budget Donald Trump Federal Budget Immigration micharl rosbash nobel prize onetime overnight politics Science United States Source Type: news

Pathophysiology of Reflex Syncope: A Review Pathophysiology of Reflex Syncope: A Review
This review elucidates the nomenclature and pathophysiology of various forms of reflex syncope, including vasovagal syncope, carotid sinus syndrome, and situational syncope.Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Current Practice of Surgical Coronary Revascularization Current Practice of Surgical Coronary Revascularization
Review the latest operative techniques and technical advances in coronary artery bypass grafting.Circulation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Case: Metastatic Endometrial Serous Carcinoma to the Breast Case: Metastatic Endometrial Serous Carcinoma to the Breast
This unusual case underscores that while the breast is an atypical target of metastases, it is a possibility that needs to be considered, and should be confirmed histologically.Applied Radiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Prognostic Information for Management of Subfertile Couples Prognostic Information for Management of Subfertile Couples
This article summarizes the current literature on validated prediction models in fertility, their clinical utility, and their limitations.Human Reproduction (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Journal Article Source Type: news

Opiate Crisis and Healthcare Reform in America Opiate Crisis and Healthcare Reform in America
Nurses are in a unique position to help address the opioid crisis and positively impact legislative changes.OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Journal Article Source Type: news

The Effect of Low Vitamin D on Cognition The Effect of Low Vitamin D on Cognition
Might vitamin D protect against cognitive decline and dementia in aging?Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Pacemaker Reuse: Moral Duty or Dangerous Precedent? Pacemaker Reuse: Moral Duty or Dangerous Precedent?
A new trial poses the question of whether the sterilization and reimplantation of used pacemakers and ICDs, donated by developed nations to developing ones, is a safe and ethical practice.Heart (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Video- vs. Direct Laryngoscopy for Adults Requiring Intubation Video- vs. Direct Laryngoscopy for Adults Requiring Intubation
Do videolaryngoscopes reduce intubation failure and complications compared with direct laryngoscopy in adults?British Journal of Anaesthesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Cervical Alignment Variations in Different Postures Cervical Alignment Variations in Different Postures
A new study provides insight into the variations in normal cervical spinal alignment.Spine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Aggressive End-of-Life Care for Cancer Patients Under 65 Aggressive End-of-Life Care for Cancer Patients Under 65
According to new research, adult patients are not receiving optimal end-of-life care for cancer.Journal of the National Cancer Institute (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Innovative Breast Cancer Awareness and Advocacy Campaign Innovative Breast Cancer Awareness and Advocacy Campaign
Learn how breast health and cancer awareness can be promoted effectively in communities.Journal of Global Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

SurePath vs. ThinPrep Specimen Types on the COBAS 4800 SurePath vs. ThinPrep Specimen Types on the COBAS 4800
This study compared two different methodologies of cytologic preparation of cervical specimens for HPV screening. Which method more accurately identified HPV infection?Laboratory Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

GI Bleeding With Non-Vitamin K Antagonist Oral Anticoagulants GI Bleeding With Non-Vitamin K Antagonist Oral Anticoagulants
This meta-analysis assessed the risk of GI bleeding associated with non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants as compared with conventional anticoagulation therapy.Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Breaks in Sitting Time: Effects on Glucose and BP Breaks in Sitting Time: Effects on Glucose and BP
Interrupting prolonged sitting with bouts of walking may help improve glucose control and blood pressure.Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Surveillance of Extrapulmonary NTM Infections Surveillance of Extrapulmonary NTM Infections
What can surveillance data tell us about the annual incidence of extrapulmonary nontuberculous mycobacteria infections?Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Testosterone and Sexual Function Testosterone and Sexual Function
Testosterone therapy is commonly thought to enhance sexual function, particularly among aging men -- but does it work?Current Opinion in Urology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology Journal Article Source Type: news

British gran is first to get new breast cancer treatment
Anna Jones is a 65-year-old British woman who has become the first in the world to be given a revolutionary breast cancer treatment through a combination of immunotherapy drugs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deaths from window blinds show need for cord ban, study says
Children's injuries and deaths from window blinds have not stalled over 26 years despite decades of safety concerns (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

NASUWT call to ban 'legal high' energy drinks from schools
A single 500ml energy drink can be cheaper than a bottle of water and contains 160mg of caffeine which is the same as two shots of espresso coffee. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ibrutinib and Venetoclax: Potential Combination for r/r CLL Ibrutinib and Venetoclax: Potential Combination for r/r CLL
Ibrutinib and venetoclax are already approved for the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia, but new data suggest that using them together could be an option.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Lactalis baby milk in global recall over salmonella fears
Britain and China are among the countries affected by the recall of baby milk formula products. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Global recall of Lactalis baby milk over salmonella fears
Britain and China are among the countries affected by the recall of baby milk formula products. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mogamulizumab: Valuable New Option for Cutaneous Lymphoma Mogamulizumab: Valuable New Option for Cutaneous Lymphoma
An investigational monoclonal antibody directed against chemokine receptor 4 significantly improved progression-free survival in patients with cutaneous T-cell lymphoma.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Some patients pay thousands while others nothing at all in 'medical postal code lottery'
A hearing-impaired Calgary man is travelling to Austria to get a life-changing medical device surgically implanted that will help him hear clearly for the first time. Because the Alberta government won't pay for the surgery, his retired parents are footing the $50,000 bill. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

Location, location, location: How your health-care coverage is linked to where you live in Canada
A hearing-impaired Calgary man is travelling to Austria to get a life-changing medical device surgically implanted that will help him hear clearly for the first time. Because the Alberta government won't pay for the surgery, his retired parents are footing the $50,000 bill. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

Third of GPs plan to close surgeries to new patients
One in ten GPs said they had already closed surgery lists to new patients temporarily within the past 12 months. A further 28 per cent – nearly a third – admitted they were considering doing so. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dentures linked to higher risk of weak joints and muscles
Over 50s with fewer than 20 of their own teeth are more likely to experience frailty in their joints and muscles according to new research from King's College London. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The New Health Care: Birth Control and Breast Cancer: Putting the Risk in Perspective
The risk can ’ t be ignored but isn ’ t as great as it may seem from a recent study. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AARON E. CARROLL Tags: Breast Cancer Birth Control and Family Planning Hormones Source Type: news

Lord Kerslake resigns in NHS funding protest
The House of Lord peer says the government is unrealistic about the challenges facing the NHS. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lord Kerslake resigns as King's College Hospital Trust chair
The House of Lord peer says the government is unrealistic about the challenges facing the NHS. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

As California firefighters get ahead of some wildfires, others still rage
Firefighters across Southern California are still battling wildfires under explosive fire conditions. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: US Source Type: news

Hospital operators in merger talks to form U.S. industry leader: WSJ
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ascension Health and Providence St. Joseph Health are in talks about a merger between the two Catholic non-profits that would create the largest U.S. hospital chain, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, citing people familiar with the discussions. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Mastocytosis Becomes a'Disease You Don't Want to Miss'Mastocytosis Becomes a'Disease You Don't Want to Miss '
A novel drug designed specifically to target a mutation found in 90% of cases shows marked activity, and has already sparked an increase in interest in this disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Settlement reached in mom's breastfeeding suit against YMCA
Settlement reached in lawsuit that alleged YMCA wouldn't allow mother to breastfeed in public (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Hospital operators in merger talks to create U.S. industry leader: WSJ
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ascension Health and Providence St. Joseph Health are in discussions about a merger that would create the largest hospital chain in the United States, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, citing people familiar with the situation. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Max licence cancellation unites private hospitals against government rules
Hospital chains accuse govt of targeting private players instead of improving public healthcare. Hospitals said, government, instead of over regulation, should support them to serve patients. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - December 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sex health warning: Dangerous STIs you don’t want to catch this Christmas
SEXUAL intercourse - if unprotected - can bring with it a risk of sexually transmitted infections. Beware these four STIs. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exclusive: Philippines defied experts' advice in pursuing dengue immunization program
MANILA (Reuters) - As she announced in January 2016 that the Philippines would immunize one million children with a new dengue vaccine, the nation's then health secretary Janette Garin boasted it was a world-first and a tribute to her country's "expertise" in research. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Presents to make them sparkle like Meghan Markle!
From the ingenious ‘facialist’ tool that might help you look a little like Meghan to the super-smart skipping rope, these are the gifts to guarantee a merry Christmas and a happy New Year... (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the best ways to make yourself burp?
A look at how to make yourself burp. Included is detail on how burping works and the best strategies to force belching in order to relieve gas. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

France orders international recall of Lactalis baby formula
PARIS (Reuters) - France has ordered banned the sale and ordered a recall of several baby formula milk and baby food products made by French dairy giant Lactalis after the discovery of salmonella bacteria, consumer protection agency DGCCRF said in a statement. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Gilead's new drug keeps 56 percent of lymphoma trial patients alive
(Reuters) - More than half of trial patients with an advanced, aggressive form of blood cancer lived for at least a year after one-time treatment with Yescarta, a novel therapy sold by Gilead Sciences Inc, according to study results presented on Sunday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Novartis CAR-T therapy leads to durable response in lymphoma study
(Reuters) - Patients with an advanced form of an aggressive blood cancer who had initially responded to Novartis' new type of gene-modifying immunotherapy continued to respond at least six months after treatment, according to updated data released at a medical meeting on Sunday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

'Unheard of' responses to bluebird CAR-T therapy seen in myeloma study
(Reuters) - More than half of patients with advanced multiple myeloma who had run out of therapeutic options remained in complete remission after receiving bluebird bio Inc's experimental gene-modifying immunotherapy in a small, early stage study, according to updated data released on Sunday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Price hikes push health insurance shoppers into hard choices
Some health insurance shoppers who make too much to receive income-based help paying their bill are struggling to stay insured heading into next year (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

When pilots go from rehab to the cockpit
A drinking problem is not necessarily the end of a pilot's career. In fact, for decades the FAA has been quietly sending pilots diagnosed as substance abusers back to work. It's called the Human Intervention Motivation Study (or HIMS). And, before you panic, consider this: it's one of the most successful rehab programs ever, and is drawing interest for dealing with substance abuse in other industries as well. Tony Dokoupil reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Gene Therapy May Be Cure for 'Bubble Boy' Disease
But after decades of research, doctors now believe they have created a cure for severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID). (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Roche lymphoma drug drives high remission rate, longer survival: study
(Reuters) - An experimental Roche Holding AG drug, added to standard therapy, led to a far higher rate of remission and helped patients with an advanced, aggressive blood cancer live significantly longer than the standard treatment alone, according to data from a mid-stage trial released at a medical meeting on Sunday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news