Non-children's Hospitals Fall Short on CAP Prescribing Non-children's Hospitals Fall Short on CAP Prescribing
Most children admitted to non-children's hospitals with community-acquired pneumonia failed to receive antibiotics in accordance with guidelines, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

High-Dose Antipsychotics Raise Kids' Risk of Unexpected Death High-Dose Antipsychotics Raise Kids' Risk of Unexpected Death
Off-label use of high-dose antipsychotics significantly increases the risk of unexpected death in children and youth, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Are They in the SPRINT Zone? Applying Trial Results to Patients Are They in the SPRINT Zone? Applying Trial Results to Patients
A new scoring system attempts to measure whether clinical-trial results are a good fit with individual patients in clinical practice, using a major hypertension trial as a test case.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Defects More Common Than Expected in Kids After Zika Exposure Defects More Common Than Expected in Kids After Zika Exposure
Approximately 14% of babies who were exposed to Zika virus prenatally had serious neurodevelopmental defects, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Prostate Cancer: 3 Years More After Surgery Prostate Cancer: 3 Years More After Surgery
Men with clinically detected prostate cancer who had a long life expectancy lived for an additional 2.9 years following radical prostatectomy compared with patients who underwent watchful waiting.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Sustained Weight Loss in Diabetes More Likely in Teetotalers Sustained Weight Loss in Diabetes More Likely in Teetotalers
Thus,'patients with type 2 diabetes who are trying to lose weight should be encouraged to limit alcohol consumption,'says the lead author of a new study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Dutch Drafting Law to Regulate Trade in Foreign Body Parts Dutch Drafting Law to Regulate Trade in Foreign Body Parts
The Dutch government is drafting legislation to regulate the trade in body parts after reports that hospitals were buying heads, knees and shoulders from U.S. companies known as"body brokers," it said on Tuesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

No Need to Stop Hormones Before Surgery in Transgender Patients No Need to Stop Hormones Before Surgery in Transgender Patients
Transgender individuals don't need to stop taking exogenous hormones before surgery, researchers say, based on the limited evidence available for their systematic review.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Israel Likely to Allow Medical Cannabis Exports by Year-End - Senior MP Israel Likely to Allow Medical Cannabis Exports by Year-End - Senior MP
Israel will likely allow exports of medical cannabis by the end of the year, a top lawmaker said on Thursday, a move that would boost state coffers and slow the growing number of firms establishing farms abroad.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Legalizing Prostitution Lowers Violence and Disease, Report Says Legalizing Prostitution Lowers Violence and Disease, Report Says
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Med School Diversity Increased After LCME Standards Implemented Med School Diversity Increased After LCME Standards Implemented
The percentage of matriculants at U.S. medical schools who are female, black or Hispanic has increased since the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) began requiring schools to take steps to increase diversity, new findings show.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Church of England Paves Way for Ceremonies to Welcome Trans People Church of England Paves Way for Ceremonies to Welcome Trans People
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Higher Eye Pressure After Anti-VEGF Therapy Needs More Attention Higher Eye Pressure After Anti-VEGF Therapy Needs More Attention
The elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) known to follow intravitreal injections of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) agents may persist in certain patients, according to a report by the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO).Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

EpiPens Less Effective After Heat Exposure EpiPens Less Effective After Heat Exposure
The epinephrine in emergency allergy shots like the EpiPen can deteriorate when exposed to heat, so they shouldn't be left in the car on a hot day, researchers warn.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Brain Stimulation of Novel Target Improves Depression Brain Stimulation of Novel Target Improves Depression
The lateral orbitofrontal cortex may be a promising new stimulation target for treatment of mood disorders.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Should Flu Vaccine Be Mandatory for Medical Staff? Should Flu Vaccine Be Mandatory for Medical Staff?
Vaccination rates for clinicians and other staff have plateaued in recent years despite more organizations making them a requirement.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Do You Routinely Recommend the Flu Vaccine to Your Patients? Do You Routinely Recommend the Flu Vaccine to Your Patients?
The flu inoculation is among the most refused or requested on an alternate schedule.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

New Toxicity Tool: One Oncologist's Dream, Realized New Toxicity Tool: One Oncologist's Dream, Realized
A recently deceased geriatric oncologist helped create a new tool for assessing toxicity risk in older breast cancer patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Biosimilar CT-P13 Matches Infliximab for Crohn's Disease Biosimilar CT-P13 Matches Infliximab for Crohn's Disease
Crohn's disease was effectively and safely treated either with infliximab or with the biosimilar CT-P13, according to an observational cohort study of more than 5000 patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Top Ten Drugs Tied to Overdose Deaths Top Ten Drugs Tied to Overdose Deaths
US deaths from drug overdose increased 54% from 2011 to 2016, a new report by the CDC shows. Although rankings changed, the top 10 drugs involved remained consistent throughout the study period.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Olympus Unit Pleads Guilty to Resolve U.S. Duodenoscope Probe Olympus Unit Pleads Guilty to Resolve U.S. Duodenoscope Probe
An Olympus Corp subsidiary pleaded guilty on Monday and agreed to pay $85 million to resolve charges that it failed to file reports with U.S. regulators regarding infections connected to its duodenoscopes while continuing to sell the medical devices used to view the gastrointestinal tract.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

HIV-2 Is Deadlier Than Thought, Despite Slower Progression to AIDS HIV-2 Is Deadlier Than Thought, Despite Slower Progression to AIDS
HIV-2 is more pathogenic than previously believed, and without treatment, most infected individuals will progress to HIV-related disease and death - although more slowly than they would with HIV-1, an international study has found.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Delivering a Baby Increases - Then Lowers - Risk of Breast Cancer: Study Delivering a Baby Increases - Then Lowers - Risk of Breast Cancer: Study
Having a baby temporarily increases the risk of breast cancer by about 80% compared to the risk in women who have never given birth, researchers behind a new study have concluded.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Canadian Doctors Urge Women to Weigh Pros and Cons of Breast Cancer Screening Canadian Doctors Urge Women to Weigh Pros and Cons of Breast Cancer Screening
When it's unclear whether the potential benefit of breast cancer screening outweighs the possible harms, doctors should encourage women to make an informed decision based on their personal preferences, Canadian doctors recommend.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Among Physicians, Surgeons Are the Best Golfers Among Physicians, Surgeons Are the Best Golfers
An analysis of golfing patterns of physicians shows that men log more golfing hours than women and that some specialties are more likely to play than others.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Generic Price-Fixing Inquiry Reportedly Widens to 300 Drugs Generic Price-Fixing Inquiry Reportedly Widens to 300 Drugs
Connecticut official says the companies involved were essentially acting as a cartel.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Generic Drug Price-Fixing Inquiry Reportedly Widens to 300 Drugs Generic Drug Price-Fixing Inquiry Reportedly Widens to 300 Drugs
Connecticut official says the companies involved were essentially acting as a cartel.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Tool IDs Patients With COPD at Risk for Serious Outcomes Tool IDs Patients With COPD at Risk for Serious Outcomes
New risk scale correctly predicted which patients with COPD were likely to have serious complications.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

Vast Majority of Women With Epilepsy Able to Get Pregnant Vast Majority of Women With Epilepsy Able to Get Pregnant
The vast majority of women with epilepsy are able to get pregnant with relatively few issues, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Higher Than Expected Contamination Rates Found With Duodenoscopes After Reprocessing, FDA Warns Higher Than Expected Contamination Rates Found With Duodenoscopes After Reprocessing, FDA Warns
Findings from a'human factors'study indicate that reprocessing instructions for duodenoscopes in current user manuals are hard for staff to follow.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Alert Source Type: news

Drug is'Game Changer'; Screen Cancer Patients for TRK Fusion Drug is'Game Changer'; Screen Cancer Patients for TRK Fusion
The new drug larotrectinib is a precision medicine'game changer.'Cancer patients should be screened for TRK fusion to find potential responders, clinicians say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

EHR Alert Reduces Excess Cardiac Telemetry in Hospital EHR Alert Reduces Excess Cardiac Telemetry in Hospital
An electronic alert embedded in the electronic health record (EHR) safely decreases the length of time that hospitalized patients are on cardiac telemetry, new data show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

' The Beauty of De-escalation' for Breast Cancer Nodal Tx'The Beauty of De-escalation' for Breast Cancer Nodal Tx
In a major trial comparing surgery and radiotherapy for the treatment of minimal positive lymph nodes in breast cancer patients, efficacy was similar for both approaches, but one had less morbidity.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Apixaban Significantly Reduces VTE in Cancer Patients Apixaban Significantly Reduces VTE in Cancer Patients
Cancer patients at risk for venous thromboembolism significantly benefited from apixaban compared with placebo. But routine primary thromboprophylaxis is not yet recommended.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Millions of Low-Risk Type 2 Diabetes Patients May Be Over-Testing Millions of Low-Risk Type 2 Diabetes Patients May Be Over-Testing
A new study finds that one in seven individuals with type 2 diabetes who don't use insulin and are at low risk of hypoglycemia monitor their blood glucose levels more often than recommended.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Parental Leave Policies Fall Short for Med School Residents Parental Leave Policies Fall Short for Med School Residents
Despite resident physicians being in their prime childbearing years and pushed to endure inflexible work shifts, medical schools often don't have adequate parental leave policies.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

ADHD and ASD Risk Rises When Older Sibling Has a Diagnosis ADHD and ASD Risk Rises When Older Sibling Has a Diagnosis
A new study finds that younger siblings of children with attention- deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are at an increased risk of also developing these disorders.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Christmas Discharges Tied to Worse Outcomes Christmas Discharges Tied to Worse Outcomes
Patients released from the hospital in the 2 weeks around Christmas were much less likely to get timely outpatient follow-up and somewhat more likely to be readmitted or die.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

IVC Filters May Increase Mortality Risk in Patients With PE IVC Filters May Increase Mortality Risk in Patients With PE
Use of inferior vena cava (IVC) filters was associated with a slightly increased risk for death in older adults with acute pulmonary embolism (PE), a retrospective study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Breast Cancer Survivors May Have Lingering Mental Health Issues Breast Cancer Survivors May Have Lingering Mental Health Issues
Breast cancer survivors may be more likely to experience anxiety, depression, sleep troubles and other mental health issues than women who have not been diagnosed with the disease, a research review suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Androgen-Deprivation Therapy Linked to Increased Risk of Heart Failure Androgen-Deprivation Therapy Linked to Increased Risk of Heart Failure
The use of androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT) in men with prostate cancer is associated with an increased risk of heart failure, researchers from Taiwan report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

VA Hospitals Beat Non-VA on Many Quality Measures VA Hospitals Beat Non-VA on Many Quality Measures
Analysis finds VA hospitals were the best healthcare option in a high percentage of US markets.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

Novel Drug for Cannabis Use Disorder Shows Promise Novel Drug for Cannabis Use Disorder Shows Promise
A phase 2a trial provides evidence that pharmacologic fatty acid amide hydrolase inhibition is a viable therapeutic strategy to treat problematic cannabis use.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

FDA Clears Mobile App for Opioid Use Disorder FDA Clears Mobile App for Opioid Use Disorder
The prescription-only reSET-O application is intended for use in conjunction with outpatient therapy to treat opioid use disorder.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Alert Source Type: news

Top Doctors Aren't Disclosing Industry Ties in Journal Studies Top Doctors Aren't Disclosing Industry Ties in Journal Studies
The dean of Yale's medical school, the incoming president of a prominent cancer group, and the head of a Texas cancer center are among those who have not accurately disclosed their ties with drug companies.ProPublica (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Nurses Help Nurses After Losing Nearly All in California Fire Nurses Help Nurses After Losing Nearly All in California Fire
A group of nurses is helping nurses and other healthcare workers who lost everything, including their jobs, when their hospital was badly damaged during the Camp Fire, in Paradise, California, last November.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing News Source Type: news

U.S. Top Court Spurns Louisiana, Kansas on Planned Parenthood Cuts U.S. Top Court Spurns Louisiana, Kansas on Planned Parenthood Cuts
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected appeals by Louisiana and Kansas seeking to end their public funding to women's healthcare and abortion provider Planned Parenthood through the Medicaid program, with President Donald Trump's appointee Brett Kavanaugh among the justices who rebuffed the states.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Annals Retracts 2009 Paper'The Joy of Cooking Too Much'Annals Retracts 2009 Paper'The Joy of Cooking Too Much '
The retraction was the 17th for well-known food scientist Brian Wansink. Annals editors write,'[We] cannot be confident in the integrity of the work. 'Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Surgeon: Physicians in Genital Cutting Case Should Lose Licenses Surgeon: Physicians in Genital Cutting Case Should Lose Licenses
A 22-year-old US law banning female genital mutilation was ruled unconstitutional in November. A surgeon who repairs the damage says even small cuts can deeply hurt victims.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

New Sickle Cell Test Can Transform Screening New Sickle Cell Test Can Transform Screening
The HemoTypeSC test, which is cheap, highly accurate, and easy to use in settings with few resource, can change the dynamics of sickle cell disease screening.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news