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Smartphone Photos in OR Not So Smart, Says Privacy Expert Smartphone Photos in OR Not So Smart, Says Privacy Expert
Several physicians at a Pennsylvania hospital were disciplined after taking photos of a patient with a gruesome genital injury.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Experts Debate Nonmedical Vaccine Exemption for School Entry Experts Debate Nonmedical Vaccine Exemption for School Entry
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is calling for the elimination of nonmedical exemptions for school vaccinations, but not everyone thinks legislation is the solution.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Just One E-cigarette Might Raise Adrenaline in the Heart Just One E-cigarette Might Raise Adrenaline in the Heart
Smoking just one e-cigarette might expose users to enough nicotine to trigger an adrenaline surge in the heart that can contribute to high blood pressure and other health problems, a small experiment suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Mifepristone, Ulipristal Acetate Among Most Effective Emergency Contraceptives Mifepristone, Ulipristal Acetate Among Most Effective Emergency Contraceptives
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Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Brain Imaging Cannot Prove or Disprove Chronic Pain Brain Imaging Cannot Prove or Disprove Chronic Pain
Brain imaging to support or dispute a claim of chronic pain is unwarranted, according to a consensus statement from the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP).Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radiology News Source Type: news

New Guidance on Biosimilars to Treat Rheumatological Diseases New Guidance on Biosimilars to Treat Rheumatological Diseases
Patients with rheumatological diseases can be safely switched from their current biologic to its approved biosimilar in most cases, according to new consensus-based recommendations.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Pfizer Files Suit Over Remicade Contracts Pfizer Files Suit Over Remicade Contracts
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Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Sanofi Tests Three-in-one Antibody to Treat or Prevent HIV Sanofi Tests Three-in-one Antibody to Treat or Prevent HIV
A three-pronged man-made antibody, created by French drugmaker Sanofi and U.S. scientists, could offer a new way to treat or prevent HIV, following successful tests in monkeys.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Abbott Hit With $9.9 Million Class-Action Over St Jude Devices Abbott Hit With $9.9 Million Class-Action Over St Jude Devices
The lawsuit alleges St Jude was slow to report a battery-depletion defect in some now-recalled defibrillators, putting third-party payers on the hook for coverage of the defective devices.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Sales of Essure Contraceptive Halted Outside of US Sales of Essure Contraceptive Halted Outside of US
Bayer, the manufacturer of the permanent birth-control device, said it made the decision for commercial, not safety reasons.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Better Clinical Care Contributing to Fewer Carotid Surgeries Better Clinical Care Contributing to Fewer Carotid Surgeries
Medicare data show a downward trend in carotid endarterectomy and carotid artery stenting in the US, likely due to improvements in prevention and clinical management, researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Antidepressants Tied to a Significantly Increased Risk for Death Antidepressants Tied to a Significantly Increased Risk for Death
A new meta-analysis shows a 33% increased risk for death with antidepressant use in the general population.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

J-DOIT3:'Aim for Near-Normal Metabolic Parameters' in Diabetes J-DOIT3:'Aim for Near-Normal Metabolic Parameters' in Diabetes
The large Japanese DOIT3 trial tells clinicians that optimal lipid, blood pressure, and, glycemic control are important to reduce microvascular and macrovascular complications in type 2 diabetes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

New Rules Required to Curb Childhood Obesity New Rules Required to Curb Childhood Obesity
Results from the Childhood Obesity Intervention Cost-Effectiveness Study have a message for law makers setting regulations to help children make healthy choices.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Red Meat and Poultry Tied to Increased Type 2 Diabetes Risk Red Meat and Poultry Tied to Increased Type 2 Diabetes Risk
A Singapore study suggests eating dark poultry meat, as well as red meat, may be linked to increased type 2 diabetes risk; an expert stresses overall lifestyle for disease prevention .Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Montelukast Tied to Psychiatric Adverse Events in Kids, Adults Montelukast Tied to Psychiatric Adverse Events in Kids, Adults
A review of voluntary adverse event reports found that asthma medication montelukast was linked to increased reports of depression and nightmares in adults and children, and aggression in children.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Cardiac Risk the Same With All Sulfonylureas in Diabetes Cardiac Risk the Same With All Sulfonylureas in Diabetes
There is no difference in cardiac risk between nonspecific, long-acting sulfonylureas and specific, short-acting agents, although the former are more likely to provoke severe hypoglycemia.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Dietary Supplement With Ketones May Mitigate Migraine Attacks Dietary Supplement With Ketones May Mitigate Migraine Attacks
Among patients with migraine, daily dietary supplementation with ketones raised blood ketone levels and reduced the monthly number of attacks by half, preliminary trial results have shown.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Do Tattoos Raise the Risk for Cancer? Do Tattoos Raise the Risk for Cancer?
Components of the ink in tattoos migrate from the skin to the lymph nodes, leading to chronic enlargement, but the health risk has yet to be determined.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

FDA OKs First Duodenoscope With Disposable Cap FDA OKs First Duodenoscope With Disposable Cap
The agency said that the single-use disposable cap will make it easier to decontaminate the scope to reduce the threat of spreading deadly antibiotic-resistant infections.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Alert Source Type: news

RCOG Advises GBS Prophylaxis for Women in Preterm Labor RCOG Advises GBS Prophylaxis for Women in Preterm Labor
Updated guidelines from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists advise intrapartum antibiotics to fight group B strep for all women in preterm labor.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

As Care Shifts to Home, Infection Prevention Falls to Families As Care Shifts to Home, Infection Prevention Falls to Families
Despite a lack of medical training, relatives increasingly are assigned complex, risky medical tasks at home, such as maintaining catheters. If done incorrectly, blood clots, infections, even death can result.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Last-Ditch GOP Effort to Replace ACA: What You Need to Know Last-Ditch GOP Effort to Replace ACA: What You Need to Know
Republicans are making a concerted push to unite around a bill sponsored by Sens. Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy that would gut major provisions of the federal health law.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

High, Low Magnesium Levels Linked to Dementia Risk High, Low Magnesium Levels Linked to Dementia Risk
Findings that both low and high levels of serum magnesium were associated with increased risk for all-cause dementia suggest a U-shaped relationship, note investigators.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Poor Sleep Associated With Higher Risk of Chronic Pain Poor Sleep Associated With Higher Risk of Chronic Pain
People who sleep poorly may be more likely to develop a chronic pain condition and have worse physical health, a study from the UK suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Antibiotics Limit UTIs in Kids Undergoing VCUG Antibiotics Limit UTIs in Kids Undergoing VCUG
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Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

HLA-mismatched Microtransplant Benefits Older AML Patients HLA-mismatched Microtransplant Benefits Older AML Patients
Most older patients with newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia (AML) achieve complete remission and good overall survival after HLA-mismatched microtransplant, according to results from 12 centers in China, the United States, and Spain.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Christmas Berry Derivative Shows Promise in Mouse Asthma Models Christmas Berry Derivative Shows Promise in Mouse Asthma Models
FR900359, a highly selective blocker of Gq proteins isolated from the leaves of the Christmas berry plant, induces prolonged airway relaxation in mouse models of asthma, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Primary HPV Testing Bests Cytology for Cervical Screening Primary HPV Testing Bests Cytology for Cervical Screening
Primary HPV testing is better than cytology for detecting high-grade precancerous cervical lesions, according to results from the Compass trial in Australia.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

' Verbal Autopsies' Show India Has Averted a Million Child Deaths Since 2005'Verbal Autopsies' Show India Has Averted a Million Child Deaths Since 2005
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

' Food as Medicine' Feasible in Pilot Heart-Failure Trial'Food as Medicine' Feasible in Pilot Heart-Failure Trial
Pilot results of the GOURMET-HF trial show patients discharged after HF hospitalization receiving prepared, DASH-compatible meals had no improvement in quality of life, the primary end point, but there was a trend to reduced rehospitalization.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Three Suicide Prevention Methods'Highly' Cost-effective Three Suicide Prevention Methods'Highly' Cost-effective
Two follow-up interventions for patients, identified during ED visits as being at high risk for suicide, were found to be cost-effective, and another lowered costs compared to usual care.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Mobile Apps Could Be Used in Research Someday, Experts Say Mobile Apps Could Be Used in Research Someday, Experts Say
However, there are many barriers to overcome before'real-world evidence'from mhealth apps can be applied to clinical trials.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Data Bolster Dual Antithrombotic Therapy in AF PCI Patients Data Bolster Dual Antithrombotic Therapy in AF PCI Patients
A new study supports forgoing traditional triple antithrombotic therapy with aspirin for dual therapy with dabigatran and a P2Y12 inhibitor in patients with atrial fibrillation who've undergone PCI.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Football in Childhood Tied to Cognitive Disorders in Adults Football in Childhood Tied to Cognitive Disorders in Adults
Playing organized football before age 12 may increase the risks for depression, apathy, and impaired behavioral regulation in adulthood.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

' Loser Pays' Tort Reform Debated at AAFP Delegates' Congress'Loser Pays' Tort Reform Debated at AAFP Delegates' Congress
Proposal seeks to discourage frivolous and costly malpractice lawsuits. Some say this would unfairly limit options for plaintiffs, particularly low-income patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Post-Cesarean Antibiotics Lower SSI Risk in Obese Women Post-Cesarean Antibiotics Lower SSI Risk in Obese Women
A 2-day course of oral antibiotics after caesarean delivery lowers the risk for surgical site infections among obese women, a new trial shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Long-term PTH Linked to Bone Improvements in Hypoparathyroidism Long-term PTH Linked to Bone Improvements in Hypoparathyroidism
Skeletal improvements are seen after 8 to 10 years of treatment; other research shows quality-of-life improvements.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Vagal Nerve Stimulation Stops Episodic Cluster Headache Pain Vagal Nerve Stimulation Stops Episodic Cluster Headache Pain
Noninvasive vagal nerve stimulation provides complete pain relief for patients with episodic cluster headaches -- but not chronic cluster headaches, suggest results from the ACT2 trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

How Are Residents Handling Longer Shifts? How Are Residents Handling Longer Shifts?
First-year residents have been able to work up to 80 hours per week since July. How do you think it's affecting care?Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

In Breast Cancer, a Victory for Common Sense In Breast Cancer, a Victory for Common Sense
An ambitious randomized clinical neither accrued its planned number of patients nor met its expected events but has changed cancer care anywayMedscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Aortic Aneurysm Risk Is Smaller in Type 2 Diabetes Patients Aortic Aneurysm Risk Is Smaller in Type 2 Diabetes Patients
"While it's good that people with diabetes may get less" aortic aneurysm, they still need to lower blood pressure, control lipids, and stop smoking to prevent overall cardiovascular risk, an expert noted.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

WHO: Not Enough Antibiotics in Pipeline to Curb Superbugs WHO: Not Enough Antibiotics in Pipeline to Curb Superbugs
Physicians need more weapons against drug-resistant tuberculosis and carbapenem-resistant bugs such as Enterobacteriaceae, according to the agency.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Epic Launches EHR Feature That Lets Patients Share Records Epic Launches EHR Feature That Lets Patients Share Records
It could grant access to information on portal to other doctors, regardless of which EHR they used or whether they had an EHR.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

New Physicians Lowball What They'll Earn, Study Says New Physicians Lowball What They'll Earn, Study Says
A lack of business education in medical school and residency training may help account for market naivete, according to recruiting firm Merritt Hawkins.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Standards for Upper GI Endoscopy Released Standards for Upper GI Endoscopy Released
The BSG and AUGIS jointly released recommendations to improve the quality of upper gastrointestinal endoscopy and reduce the risk for missed early cancerous lesions.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Subcutaneous Immunoglobulin Effective for Maintenance in CIDP Subcutaneous Immunoglobulin Effective for Maintenance in CIDP
Subcutaneous immunoglobulin is effective and convenient maintenance therapy for chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, the PATH trial has shown. Local reactions decreased with repeat dosing.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

New HRS Guidance on Lead Management, Extraction New HRS Guidance on Lead Management, Extraction
The latest advice advocates a nuanced, personalized-medicine approach based on the implanted device and leads and patient-specific clinical scenario.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Hypertension Control Varies by Geography, Demographics Hypertension Control Varies by Geography, Demographics
According to a new study of hypertensive US adults, two thirds of patients have their condition under control, and wide geographic and demographic differences in hypertension control exist.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Trump's Deadline on'Dreamers' Reverberates Through Health Industries Trump's Deadline on'Dreamers' Reverberates Through Health Industries
From medical students to home health aides, the loss of DACA could deal a blow to the health care workforce, industry leaders suggest.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news