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FDA: Lamotrigine Tied to Rare, Serious Immune System Reaction FDA: Lamotrigine Tied to Rare, Serious Immune System Reaction
The FDA will add a warning about the risk for hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis to the prescribing information on lamotrigine drug labels.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

Nearly Three-Quarters of Commonly Used Medical Scopes Tainted by Bacteria Nearly Three-Quarters of Commonly Used Medical Scopes Tainted by Bacteria
The ‘ scary ’ findings show a discouraging lack of progress in cleaning the devices, despite more vigorous efforts in the wake of deadly superbug outbreaks, experts say.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Old Drug May Get New Life in Parkinson's Prevention Old Drug May Get New Life in Parkinson's Prevention
Inflammatory bowel disease raises the risk for Parkinson's disease, but anti-TNF therapy may reduce the risk, researchers report.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Epigenetic Changes May Drive Racial Differences in ER-negative Breast Tumors Epigenetic Changes May Drive Racial Differences in ER-negative Breast Tumors
Epigenetic changes may help explain racial disparities in estrogen receptor (ER)-negative breast cancer, say researchers from Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in Buffalo, New York.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Estrogen Safe After Oophorectomy in BRCA Mutation Carriers Estrogen Safe After Oophorectomy in BRCA Mutation Carriers
Use of estrogen-alone hormone replacement therapy (HRT) after oophorectomy does not increase the risk of BRCA 1-associated breast cancer, although this may not be the case for progesterone-continuing HRT, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Hearing Loss Tied to Higher Risk of Accidental Injuries Hearing Loss Tied to Higher Risk of Accidental Injuries
People with hearing impairment may be almost twice as likely to experience an accidental injury as individuals with excellent or good hearing, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Mosaic HIV-1 Immunogens Elicit Specific Immune Responses in Healthy Volunteers Mosaic HIV-1 Immunogens Elicit Specific Immune Responses in Healthy Volunteers
Mosaic HIV-1 immunogens delivered via a modified vaccinia Ankara (MVA) vector elicit HIV-1-specific immune responses in healthy, uninfected volunteers, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Drinking Alcohol May Boost Oral Bacteria Tied to Disease Drinking Alcohol May Boost Oral Bacteria Tied to Disease
Alcohol consumption affects the oral microbiome, potentially increasing pathogenic bacteria linked to alcohol-related diseases, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

For Elderly, Opioids Tied to Higher Risk of Falls and Deaths For Elderly, Opioids Tied to Higher Risk of Falls and Deaths
Elderly people who are prescribed opioids may be at higher risk for injuries from falls, some of which may be fatal, a Canadian analysis of trauma cases suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

US EPA Proposes Limits to Science Used in Rulemaking US EPA Proposes Limits to Science Used in Rulemaking
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed a rule on Tuesday that would limit the kinds of scientific research it can use in crafting regulations, an apparent concession to big business that has long requested such restrictions.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

FDA Declines to Approve Pfizer Biosimilar of Roche's Cancer Drug FDA Declines to Approve Pfizer Biosimilar of Roche's Cancer Drug
Pfizer Inc said on Monday U.S. regulators declined to approve the company ’ s biosimilar of Roche ’ s blockbuster treatment for breast cancer, Herceptin, and sought additional technical information.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacist News Source Type: news

Eating Disorders Common Across All Ages, Sexes, Ethnicities Eating Disorders Common Across All Ages, Sexes, Ethnicities
A new study suggests that eating disorders affect people of all ages, ethnicities, and sexes and that they lead to far-ranging impairment in psychosocial functioning.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Novel Agent Significantly Curbs Excessive Sleepiness in Narcolepsy Novel Agent Significantly Curbs Excessive Sleepiness in Narcolepsy
A novel agent currently in development helps those with type 1 or type 2 narcolepsy experience less excessive sleepiness, enabling them to maintain wakefulness for longer periods.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

FDA Alert on MR-Guided Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy Devices FDA Alert on MR-Guided Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy Devices
The agency says there is a risk of tissue overheating because of inaccurate magnetic resonance (MR) thermometry with MR-guided laser interstitial thermal therapy devices.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

Cerliponase Alfa May Slow Symptoms of CLN2 Disease in Children Cerliponase Alfa May Slow Symptoms of CLN2 Disease in Children
Enzyme-replacement therapy with intraventricular cerliponase alfa may delay motor and language declines in ceroid lipofuscinosis type 2 (CLN2) disease, a fatal neurodegenerative disorder.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Senate Panel Advances Sweeping Opioid Bill to Full Senate Senate Panel Advances Sweeping Opioid Bill to Full Senate
A Senate panel on Tuesday unanimously approved a wide-ranging package of legislative proposals to address the opioid crisis. Its House counterpart is slated to consider on Wednesday more than 60 separate bills addressing painkillers and substance abuse.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Irregular Periods Linked to Type 2 Diabetes in Teenage Girls Irregular Periods Linked to Type 2 Diabetes in Teenage Girls
Obese adolescent girls with type 2 diabetes show increased menstrual irregularity, metabolic dysfunction, and higher testosterone levels. Antihyperglycemic treatment did not improve outcomes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Do You Pray With Your Patients? Do You Pray With Your Patients?
Patients sometimes ask for spiritual comfort from their physicians and other clinicians.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

CMS to Recast'Meaningful Use' Data Reporting Rules CMS to Recast'Meaningful Use' Data Reporting Rules
Medicare officials also are using the update of an annual payment to compel hospitals to put their standard charges on the Internet and to address price of costly CAR T cancer treatment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Triple Therapy for COPD More Effective Than Dual Inhalers? Triple Therapy for COPD More Effective Than Dual Inhalers?
Triple therapy in a single inhaler reduces exacerbations in COPD more effectively than dual-inhaler comparators in a randomized trial, but experts question the study design.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

FDA Expands Indication for Trelegy Ellipta in COPD FDA Expands Indication for Trelegy Ellipta in COPD
The once-daily, single inhaler triple therapy is now indicated for a broader population of patients with COPD.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Alert Source Type: news

Higher Rates of Depression in Sexual Minority Youth Higher Rates of Depression in Sexual Minority Youth
This study explores the contribution of cyberbullying, unmet medical needs, and other factors to depressive symptoms.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Homecare, Elder Abuse, and Hypertension Top Talks at AGS Homecare, Elder Abuse, and Hypertension Top Talks at AGS
The delivery of hospital care at home, especially for the growing population of house-bound older adults, will be examined at the upcoming American Geriatrics Society (AGS) Scientific Meeting.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

High Cesarean Delivery Rates Disputed at ACOG High Cesarean Delivery Rates Disputed at ACOG
An'epidemic'of cesarean delivery will be debated at the upcoming American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) meeting, where strategies will be discussed to bring these numbers down.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

VA Nominee Hearing Delayed After'Serious Allegations' Arise VA Nominee Hearing Delayed After'Serious Allegations' Arise
The top Republican and Democrat on the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs jointly called for information from the White House on'allegations'regarding Trump's VA nominee Rear Admiral Ronny L. Jackson, MD.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Girl With Rare Disease Races Time Via Virtual Tech Girl With Rare Disease Races Time Via Virtual Tech
Pediatric brain disease patients the latest to gather data for clinical trails from the comfort of their own home.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Artificial Pancreas Systems for Diabetes Are Works in Progress Artificial Pancreas Systems for Diabetes Are Works in Progress
Meta-analysis confirms efficacy and safety of artificial pancreas, or closed-loop systems, in type 1 diabetes, but overall data are found lacking.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

FDA Panel Gives Partial Nod to RA Drug Baricitinib FDA Panel Gives Partial Nod to RA Drug Baricitinib
Agency officials will need to sort through the competing messages from their advisers as they weigh whether to allow a competitor to Pfizer's Janus kinase drug tofacitinib on the US market.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Can Marijuana Be the Answer for Pain? Can Marijuana Be the Answer for Pain?
Could marijuana be the next pain reliever of choice?WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Low Risk for Ureteral Stricture From Cervical Ca Brachytherapy Low Risk for Ureteral Stricture From Cervical Ca Brachytherapy
Neither intracavitary nor interstitial brachytherapy increases the risk for ureteral stricture in locally advanced cervical cancer, except in the setting of hydronephrosis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Diabetes Screening Cuts Care Costs in High-Risk Adults Diabetes Screening Cuts Care Costs in High-Risk Adults
' The relatively modest cost of screening per person discovered to have developed diabetes was offset within 2 years by savings in the healthcare system,'Danish researchers report.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Revised Guideline Ups Hypertension Prevalence in Kids Revised Guideline Ups Hypertension Prevalence in Kids
A revised classification table for pediatric hypertension has increased the estimated prevalence of elevated blood pressure in children and adolescents by 20%, a study has shown.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Bundled Payments With Drug Costs Penalize Oncology Practices Bundled Payments With Drug Costs Penalize Oncology Practices
Bundled payments are being tested as a means of cutting costs, but owing to the mix of patient conditions, some oncology practices could see a decline in revenue.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Lorlatinib Addresses Resistance to ALK TKIs in NSCLC Lorlatinib Addresses Resistance to ALK TKIs in NSCLC
Lorlatinib, a selective third-generation ALK/ROS1 TKI, has a broad spectrum of activity against ALK kinase mutations that confer resistance to one or more ALK TKIs.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

State-by-State Stats Show Disparities, Lost Ground in CVD State-by-State Stats Show Disparities, Lost Ground in CVD
The burden of cardiovascular disease has increased in several states in recent years, suggesting that the long-term decline in CVD may be ending, researchers warn.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Cannabidiol Cuts Seizure Severity, Frequency in Resistant Epilepsy Cannabidiol Cuts Seizure Severity, Frequency in Resistant Epilepsy
One of the main components of cannabis, cannabidiol, decreased seizure frequency by 50% to 60% in children and adults with treatment-refractory epilepsy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

New AAN Guidelines Advocate Early MS Treatment New AAN Guidelines Advocate Early MS Treatment
New guidelines update guidance on starting, switching, and stopping disease-modifying therapies in multiple sclerosis and recommend an earlier, rather than later, start to treatment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

FDA Clears First Test for Emerging Pathogen Candida auris FDA Clears First Test for Emerging Pathogen Candida auris
The Bruker Maldi Biotyper CA system can reliably identify C auris 100% of the time.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

ACHIEVE I: Ubrogepant Meets Endpoints for Acute Migraine ACHIEVE I: Ubrogepant Meets Endpoints for Acute Migraine
Phase 3 trial results show that two doses of oral ubrogepant, a novel CGRP-targeting medication, met the primary endpoints of decreasing acute migraine pain and symptoms compared with placebo.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Physical Activity Significantly Boosts Survival in Cancer Pts Physical Activity Significantly Boosts Survival in Cancer Pts
Physical activity both before and during treatment can significantly increase the likelihood of survival, say researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Many MIPS Measures Not Valid, ACP Finds Many MIPS Measures Not Valid, ACP Finds
More than half of MIPS measurements analyzed were deemed either not valid or of uncertain validity in an analysis published in the New England Journal of Medicine.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

ACP Seeks'Time-out' on Medicare MIPS Physician Pay Program ACP Seeks'Time-out' on Medicare MIPS Physician Pay Program
More than half of MIPS measurements analyzed were deemed either not valid or of uncertain validity in an analysis published in the New England Journal of Medicine.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Bone Impairment Differs Between Anorexia Nervosa and Athletic Amenorrhea Bone Impairment Differs Between Anorexia Nervosa and Athletic Amenorrhea
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Two Months After Parkland Shooting, Gun Makers' Stocks Are Rallying Two Months After Parkland Shooting, Gun Makers' Stocks Are Rallying
Two months after the death of 17 people at a school shooting in Florida sparked the strongest push for gun control in years, gun makers'stocks and firearm sales have surged.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Plant-killing Pests and Diseases Have an Ally in Climate Change - Experts Plant-killing Pests and Diseases Have an Ally in Climate Change - Experts
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Artist's'Pollution Pods' Highlight Global Air Quality Problem Artist's'Pollution Pods' Highlight Global Air Quality Problem
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

NCCN: Screen for Liver Cancer in Patients at Risk NCCN: Screen for Liver Cancer in Patients at Risk
Hepatocellular carcinoma is a'bad actor'with a growing death toll in the United States and Europe; when possible, patients with risk factors should be screened.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

New Medicare Perk for Diabetes Prevention Stumbles at Rollout New Medicare Perk for Diabetes Prevention Stumbles at Rollout
On April 1, Medicare launched a major initiative — a diabetes prevention program for seniors and people with serious disabilities — that is available in only a few cities.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Alarming Increase in Adolescent Suicides, Substance Use Alarming Increase in Adolescent Suicides, Substance Use
A new report reveals disturbing increases in youth substance abuse and suicide during the past decade and particularly the past year.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Painkillers in Pregnancy May Affect Fertility of Offspring Painkillers in Pregnancy May Affect Fertility of Offspring
Experimental studies show total germ cell number dropped significantly and pluripotency gene expression changed after one day of acetaminophen use.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news