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Penumbra 3D Stroke Revascularization Device Recalled Penumbra 3D Stroke Revascularization Device Recalled
The class I recall, posted today by the FDA, was issued because of the risk that wire material may break or separate during use.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

EU Panel Likes Lung Cancer Drug and More EU Panel Likes Lung Cancer Drug and More
The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use recommended for approval multiple oncology drugs this month.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Alert Source Type: news

Even Modest Weight Gain Linked to Increased Heart Failure Risk Even Modest Weight Gain Linked to Increased Heart Failure Risk
Increasing weight over time was associated with cardiac remodeling and worsening myocardial function, though these changes improved with subsequent weight loss.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Trump Plan Might Cut Costs for Some Patients With Chronic Needs Trump Plan Might Cut Costs for Some Patients With Chronic Needs
High-deductible health insurance plans linked to a health savings account cannot cover some care and drug expenses for chronic health conditions until the patient has met a deductible.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Medicine 3.0: The Complex Role of Technology in a Doctor's Life Medicine 3.0: The Complex Role of Technology in a Doctor's Life
Along with discussing the potential for telemedicine and AI, the Medicine 3.0 physician panel and audience agreed that though EHRs have improved billing and organization of information, they are driving physicians farther from their patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Fujifilm Issues Urgent Recall of ED-530XT Duodenoscopes Fujifilm Issues Urgent Recall of ED-530XT Duodenoscopes
The company will replace the ED-530XT forceps elevator mechanism and the distal end cap and will issue new operation manuals.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Alert Source Type: news

EMA Final Opinion Confirms Gadolinium Restrictions EMA Final Opinion Confirms Gadolinium Restrictions
The European Medicines Agency is restricting the use of some linear gadolinium agents used in MRI scans and suspending authorization of others.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

CHMP Backs Use of Generic Antiepileptic Lacosamide Accord CHMP Backs Use of Generic Antiepileptic Lacosamide Accord
The EMA committee recommends marketing authorization for Lacosamide Accord, the generic version of Vimpat, for treating partial-onset seizures in adults and teens.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

Sugary Drinks With Protein'Help Store Body Fat'Sugary Drinks With Protein'Help Store Body Fat '
Tucking into a high protein meal washed down with a sugary drink may be a particularly unhealthy combination, research suggests.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Once-Daily Symtuza Wins CHMP Approval for HIV Once-Daily Symtuza Wins CHMP Approval for HIV
The European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has recommended the once-daily oral HIV combination therapy Symtuza for marketing approval.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV/AIDS News Alert Source Type: news

Single BMD Scan Predicts Future Fracture Risk in Older Women Single BMD Scan Predicts Future Fracture Risk in Older Women
A single BMD measurement at the femoral neck in postmenopausal women predicts risk of having a hip or nonvertebral fracture far into the future, with any history of fracture adding to the risk.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

FDA Clears Self-injectable Belimumab (Benlysta) for SLE FDA Clears Self-injectable Belimumab (Benlysta) for SLE
FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Alert Source Type: news

Exercise and Diet'Key to a Healthy Pregnancy' Exercise and Diet'Key to a Healthy Pregnancy '
Half of all women of childbearing age worldwide are overweight or obese, and a new study underlines the importance of a healthy lifestyle during pregnancy to avoid complications for mothers and their babies.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

CHMP Says No to Antipsychotic for Acute Schizophrenia CHMP Says No to Antipsychotic for Acute Schizophrenia
The European Medicines Agency's committee has recommended against approval of the antipsychotic iloperidone (Fanaptum, Vanda Pharmaceuticals Ltd) as a treatment for acute schizophrenia in adults.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Alert Source Type: news

Peripheral Neuropathy Rates in Young Diabetes Patients'Alarming'Peripheral Neuropathy Rates in Young Diabetes Patients'Alarming '
Young people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes have high rates of diabetic peripheral neuropathy associated with modifiable risk factors and poor glycemic control, warn US researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Brain Patterns May Predict Psychotherapy Response in PTSD Brain Patterns May Predict Psychotherapy Response in PTSD
Brain activity patterns in response to emotional regulation tasks may help predict which PTSD patients respond best to psychotherapy and may point to novel treatments, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Amyloid PET a'Game Changer' for MCI Diagnosis Amyloid PET a'Game Changer' for MCI Diagnosis
Management of patients suspected of havng mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or dementia changed by almost 70% because of PET scanning.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Retention of Rural PCPs Linked to Location, Individual Factors Retention of Rural PCPs Linked to Location, Individual Factors
Females and foreign-educated physicians were more likely to leave rural areas; counties without a hospital or with smaller populations or physician supply retained fewer PCPs.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Noninvasive Urine Test Predicts Bladder Cancer Recurrence Noninvasive Urine Test Predicts Bladder Cancer Recurrence
A new noninvasive test was more predictive of bladder cancer recurrence than standard cytology and cystoscopy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

IBM Watson Addresses'Key Bottleneck in Cancer Genomics'IBM Watson Addresses'Key Bottleneck in Cancer Genomics '
IBM's supercomputer Watson can dramatically accelerate the analysis of whole-genome sequencing of a tumor compared with analysis by human experts.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

PTSD May Be Physical, Not Just Psychological PTSD May Be Physical, Not Just Psychological
The amygdala is larger in individuals who develop PTSD after mild traumatic brain injury, suggesting the disorder may be a physical as well as a psychological disorder.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Statins Linked to Reduced Mortality in Ankylosing Spondylitis Statins Linked to Reduced Mortality in Ankylosing Spondylitis
Patients with ankylosing spondylitis who began taking a statin had a 37% reduction in mortality compared with similar patients who did not take statins.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Healthy Lifestyle May Increase Lifespan by 7 Years Healthy Lifestyle May Increase Lifespan by 7 Years
Those aged at least 50 years who never smoked, were not obese, and drank moderately lived up to 7 years longer and delayed disability up to 6 years compared with the general population, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

CBO: Latest Senate Health Bill Would Increase Uninsured by 22M CBO: Latest Senate Health Bill Would Increase Uninsured by 22M
The proposal would also drive up premium costs over the next 2 years, the CBO said, but then dip lower starting in 2020.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

FDA Clears First MRI Device for Brain Imaging in Newborns FDA Clears First MRI Device for Brain Imaging in Newborns
The FDA has granted 510(k) clearance for the first MRI device designed specifically for brain and head imaging in newborns in the neonatal intensive care unit.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

Bleeding Common Years After TAVR, and Deadly Bleeding Common Years After TAVR, and Deadly
Registry findings highlight an underappreciated risk after transcatheter aortic valve replacement -- late nonaccess site bleeding -- and the pressing need to fine-tune postprocedure anticoagulant and antiplatelet therapy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Tobacco Industry Blocking Anti-smoking Moves - WHO Tobacco Industry Blocking Anti-smoking Moves - WHO
The tobacco industry continues to subvert government attempts to prevent tobacco-related deaths, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday in a fresh call to counter corporate lobbying and litigation.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Point-of-Care Testing for Neonates Speeds ART Initiation Point-of-Care Testing for Neonates Speeds ART Initiation
Point-of-care testing (POCT) for neonates exposed to HIV leads to earlier initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART), according to new findings.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Sexual Violence in Haiti Is a Public Health Problem - Charity Sexual Violence in Haiti Is a Public Health Problem - Charity
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Kids Still Getting Hurt Riding ATVs Despite Safety Warnings Kids Still Getting Hurt Riding ATVs Despite Safety Warnings
Even though pediatricians warn parents not to let children under 16 ride all-terrain vehicles, young kids are still getting injured and killed in ATV crashes, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Australia Helps Sri Lanka to Control Dengue Fever After 250 Die Australia Helps Sri Lanka to Control Dengue Fever After 250 Die
Australia announced programs on Wednesday to help control dengue fever in Sri Lanka, where the mosquito-borne disease killed more around 250 people in the first half of this year.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Pressing Questions About Medical Procedures Aren ’ t Getting Attention: Reviewers Pressing Questions About Medical Procedures Aren ’ t Getting Attention: Reviewers
Thousands of studies have examined the value of tonsillectomies, but whether the benefits of the procedure outweigh the risks for a given patient still isn ’ t always clear, according to a commentary July 6 in JAMA Otolaryngology.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Shorter Compression Stocking Time May Be OK for Some With DVT Shorter Compression Stocking Time May Be OK for Some With DVT
Serial evaluation using signs and symptoms scores can indicate which patients with deep vein thrombosis may be able to use compression stockings for less than 2 years, a randomized study suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Heparin, ASA Aids Live Birth With Antiphospholipid Antibody Heparin, ASA Aids Live Birth With Antiphospholipid Antibody
Unfractionated heparin added to aspirin is superior to aspirin alone in promoting live births among women with antiphospholipid syndrome and recurrent pregnancy loss, a meta-analysis shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

No Reduction in CVD Events With PAP Treatment of Sleep Apnea No Reduction in CVD Events With PAP Treatment of Sleep Apnea
Positive airway pressure provides a better night's sleep, but no protection against cardiovascular events or death in sleep apnea, a new study concludes. An editorial says the conclusion is'premature. 'Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Multiple Treatment Options for Sen. John McCain's Glioblastoma Multiple Treatment Options for Sen. John McCain's Glioblastoma
Newer treatments, such as CAR T-cell therapy, may be considered but are still far from proven.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

No HPV Vaccination for Boys in UK No HPV Vaccination for Boys in UK
Health bodies are condemning a decision not to include boys in the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination programme as"shameful" and a"missed opportunity".WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

No HPV Jab for Boys No HPV Jab for Boys
Health bodies are condemning a decision not to include boys in the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination programme as"shameful" and a"missed opportunity".WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

ASTRO Coverage Recommendations for Proton Beam Therapy ASTRO Coverage Recommendations for Proton Beam Therapy
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has issued an updated model policy that provides guidance to insurers about the clinical indications considered appropriate for proton beam therapy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

New Website to Collect Data on Scalp Cooling for Hair Loss New Website to Collect Data on Scalp Cooling for Hair Loss
Supportive cancer care experts have established a website where patients and caregivers can share their experiences with scalp cooling for chemotherapy-induced hair loss.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Screening for Erectile Dysfunction Should Be Routine in Diabetes Screening for Erectile Dysfunction Should Be Routine in Diabetes
Because erectile dysfunction is now considered a marker for undiagnosed diabetes, men with the condition should also be screened for diabetes, say study authors.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Discuss Delaying Reconstruction After Mastectomy Discuss Delaying Reconstruction After Mastectomy
Higher risk for serious wound complications, more breast surgeries, and delays in adjuvant therapy follow immediate reconstruction.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

CBO: Proposal to Repeal ACA Would Push Uninsured to 32 Million CBO: Proposal to Repeal ACA Would Push Uninsured to 32 Million
The Congressional Budget Office also predicted the collapse of the individual markets and higher premiums than under the ACA.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Alert Source Type: news

Antimicrobial Prophylaxis With ART Promising for Advanced HIV Antimicrobial Prophylaxis With ART Promising for Advanced HIV
Among patients with HIV and advanced immunosuppression, enhanced antimicrobial prophylaxis added to antiretroviral therapy reduced mortality at both 24 weeks and 48 weeks, a new study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Melanoma, Parkinson's: See One, Be Aware of the Other Melanoma, Parkinson's: See One, Be Aware of the Other
A new study confirms that these two diseases may be risk factors for one another.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Activity Dips After Insulin Therapy Among Nonobese With Diabetes Activity Dips After Insulin Therapy Among Nonobese With Diabetes
Weight gain after starting insulin therapy was most pronounced in patients with type 2 diabetes and lower BMI, and was not related to increased caloric intake.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

International Guidelines Say Use Treat-to-Target for SpA, PsA International Guidelines Say Use Treat-to-Target for SpA, PsA
The 2017 guidelines for treating SpA and PsA incorporate new data strengthening support for treating to target, but one expert worries they may result in overtreatment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Psychosis May Up Alzheimer's Misdiagnosis Rate Psychosis May Up Alzheimer's Misdiagnosis Rate
Up to 24% of patients may receive a false positive or a false negative diagnosis of Alzheimer's, says a new study, with misdiagnosis especially high in those with psychosis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Five Obstacles to Active Surveillance in Three Cancers Five Obstacles to Active Surveillance in Three Cancers
Active surveillance has become a buzzword in oncology and makes most sense in three cancers, but there are a host of common challenges with this approach.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Can a Newborn Contract Meningitis From a Kiss? Can a Newborn Contract Meningitis From a Kiss?
An Iowa couple say viral meningitis was most likely given to the baby girl by someone infected with the herpes simplex virus type 1, most commonly associated with cold sores.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news