Most Adults With Allergies Do Not Carry Epinephrine Injectors Most Adults With Allergies Do Not Carry Epinephrine Injectors
Lowering costs and increasing public awareness were cited by survey respondents as ways to improve management of severe allergic reactions.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

FDA Approves First Implantable Continuous Glucose Monitor FDA Approves First Implantable Continuous Glucose Monitor
The Eversense is implanted under the skin in a short office procedure and worn for up to 90 days.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Alert Source Type: news

Ramucirumab Improves Survival in Poor-Prognosis HCC Ramucirumab Improves Survival in Poor-Prognosis HCC
Patients with hepatocellular carcinoma who have high levels of a protein linked to a poor prognosis derive a significant survival benefit with ramucirumab, the results of a pooled analysis reveal.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

SORT OUT VIII: Thinner Strut DES Holds Its Own vs Older Stent SORT OUT VIII: Thinner Strut DES Holds Its Own vs Older Stent
Noninferiority trial results hint at a potential link between thicker struts and slightly increased risk for acute myocardial infarction, possibly related to device delivery.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Physician Groups: Court Ruling May Harm Vulnerable Patients Physician Groups: Court Ruling May Harm Vulnerable Patients
The Department of Justice recently lent unexpected support to a group of Republican attorneys general who are challenging the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act in federal court.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

First-in-Class Drug Against CD79b Improves Survival in DLBCL First-in-Class Drug Against CD79b Improves Survival in DLBCL
The first-in-class antibody-drug conjugate polatuzumab vedotin significantly improved response and overall survival in relapsed or refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Eptinezumab Safe, Effective for Migraine Prevention Eptinezumab Safe, Effective for Migraine Prevention
A single dose of eptinezumab, which targets calcitonin gene-related peptide, provides rapid efficacy lasting up to 3 months in the prevention of chronic migraine, say PROMISE-2 investigators.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Reduced-Intensity Warfarin Safe With On-X Heart Valve Reduced-Intensity Warfarin Safe With On-X Heart Valve
Low-dose warfarin plus aspirin was associated with less bleeding without increasing thromboembolic events compared with standard-dose warfarin after aortic valve replacement with the On-X mechanical valve.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

MD Anderson Cancer Center Fined $4.3M for HIPAA Violations MD Anderson Cancer Center Fined $4.3M for HIPAA Violations
The HHS Office of Civil Rights has levied a hefty $4.3 million fine on the MD Anderson Cancer Center for failing to encrypt patient electronic health records.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Malpractice Award Caps May Alter CAD Testing, Management Malpractice Award Caps May Alter CAD Testing, Management
Researchers found evidence of physicians altering evaluation and treatment practices after adoption of noneconomic damage caps in medical malpractice suits.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Scars of Childhood Stress Visible in the Brain Scars of Childhood Stress Visible in the Brain
Early childhood stress has long-lasting effects, but the neurodevelopment trajectories are unclear. A study shows early childhood stress accelerates normal brain maturation, while adolescent stress delays it.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Long-term DBS Linked to Less Psychosis, Falls in Parkinson's Long-term DBS Linked to Less Psychosis, Falls in Parkinson's
Ten-year follow-up of patients with Parkinson's disease who underwent subthalamic deep-brain stimulation (DBS) shows they had lower risk for psychosis and falls than those not receiving DBS.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Otoprotectant Guards Against Cisplatin-Induced Hearing Loss Otoprotectant Guards Against Cisplatin-Induced Hearing Loss
Administration of a known otoprotectant following completion of cisplatin therapy reduces the incidence and severity of hearing loss associated with use of cisplatin in children treated for hepatoblastoma.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

50% of Patients With PD on DAs Develop Impulse Disorders 50% of Patients With PD on DAs Develop Impulse Disorders
Almost half of patients with Parkinson's disease who take dopamine agonists develop impulse control disorders at 5 years, a large longitudinal study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

' Revolutionary': Some Oligometastatic Cancers Are Curable'Revolutionary': Some Oligometastatic Cancers Are Curable
Metastatic cancer has long been considered incurable. The concept of oligometastatic cancer challenges and changes that in a broad way.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

California Deals With Dementia Among Aging Inmates California Deals With Dementia Among Aging Inmates
California prison inmate Richard Arriola does not remember the digestion problems that drove him to the doctor on a recent morning, or details of the conviction for child molestation that sent him to prison at age 88.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Informed Consent Ruling Could Burden Physicians, Experts Say Informed Consent Ruling Could Burden Physicians, Experts Say
Excess caution after a Pennsylvania decision about informed consent may unnecessarily burden physicians and sideline other qualified medical professionals, say lawyers who studied the case.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Advanced Practice Provider Influx Will Reshape Primary Care Advanced Practice Provider Influx Will Reshape Primary Care
Two-thirds of the healthcare providers joining the US workforce by 2030 will be nurse practitioners or physician assistants, which will change roles and relationships.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Lights Out on National Guideline Clearinghouse Lights Out on National Guideline Clearinghouse
The National Guideline Clearinghouse website will shut down July 16 and its content will no longer be available, owing to lack of federal funding.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Trump Signs Order to Stop Separating Immigrant Families Trump Signs Order to Stop Separating Immigrant Families
The news comes amid intense criticism of the policy that calls for the separation of children from their parents at the US border. Physicians say the children could experience long-term effects.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Atul Gawande to Head New Amazon Health Venture Atul Gawande to Head New Amazon Health Venture
In the joint venture with Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase, the physician will reportedly not give up his surgical and professorial positions at Harvard.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

After Opioid Overdose, Only 30% Get Medicine to Treat Addiction After Opioid Overdose, Only 30% Get Medicine to Treat Addiction
Patients revived from an opioid overdose who get methadone or Suboxone treatment for addiction afterward are much more likely to be alive a year later, says a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Women Happier With Autologous Breast Reconstruction Women Happier With Autologous Breast Reconstruction
Two new studies provide'vital'information to share with women choosing between autologous or prosthetic breast reconstruction after mastectomy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

NIH Pulls Funding for Trial Exploring CV Effects of Moderate Alcohol NIH Pulls Funding for Trial Exploring CV Effects of Moderate Alcohol
The prospective, single-blind MACH15 trial was halted because of alleged improprieties in how it was funded, partial financial support from industry, and'serious'limitations in methodology.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Novel Nonchemo Combo (Len-R) Effective in Follicular Lymphoma Novel Nonchemo Combo (Len-R) Effective in Follicular Lymphoma
A novel chemotherapy-free regimen containing lenalidomide and rituximab showed similar efficacy but less toxicity than the standard combination of rituximab and chemotherapy in the RELEVANCE trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Should Physicians Counsel Patients on Social Health? Should Physicians Counsel Patients on Social Health?
Doctors are being asked to cram patient counseling on social and public health issues into already jam packed appointments.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

CMS Revisits Funding Vagus Nerve Stimulation for Depression CMS Revisits Funding Vagus Nerve Stimulation for Depression
Following a formal reconsideration request, the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services (CMS) may reverse a long-standing policy of not covering vagus nerve stimulation for resistant depression.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

ASCO Endorses Some Complementary Therapies in Breast Cancer ASCO Endorses Some Complementary Therapies in Breast Cancer
The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has endorsed guidelines from the Society of Integrative Oncology for the use of some integrative therapies, such as acupuncture, in patients with breast cancer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Honduras, El Salvador Decry U.S. Border Separations Impact on Kids Honduras, El Salvador Decry U.S. Border Separations Impact on Kids
Honduras called on Monday for the United States to stop separating immigrant children from their parents at the U.S. border, while El Salvador warned that the policy puts children's health at risk and could cause psychosocial scars.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

JAK1/2 Inhibitors Linked to Lymphoma Risk in Myelofibrosis JAK1/2 Inhibitors Linked to Lymphoma Risk in Myelofibrosis
New data show that the use of JAK1/2 inhibitors, the only FDA-approved therapies for myeloproliferative neoplasms, is associated with a risk for lymphoma.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Trump Administration Puts Skimpy Health Insurance Plans in Place Trump Administration Puts Skimpy Health Insurance Plans in Place
The Trump administration on Tuesday issued a finalized rule that will enable millions of Americans to buy skimpy health insurance plans that do not comply with key Obamacare coverage requirements, marking its latest effort to chip away at the healthcare law.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Vaccine Guidelines in the Works for the Immunosuppressed Vaccine Guidelines in the Works for the Immunosuppressed
Provisional vaccine guidelines for people with autoimmune inflammatory rheumatic disease are in the final stages of review and will be released later this year.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Vaccine Guidelines in the Works to Bolster Immunity Vaccine Guidelines in the Works to Bolster Immunity
Provisional vaccine guidelines for people with autoimmune inflammatory rheumatic disease are in the final stages of review and will be released later this year.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

FDA Issues Leak Safety Alert for Endologix AAA Repair Grafts FDA Issues Leak Safety Alert for Endologix AAA Repair Grafts
Regulators say the company's AFX endovascular graft system with Strata material -- used for abdominal aortic aneurysm repair -- is at greater risk for type III endoleaks compared with other devices for the same indication.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

Most Deaths Among Kids With Epilepsy Due to Infection Most Deaths Among Kids With Epilepsy Due to Infection
A new study shows that only about 10 of 88 deaths in children with epilepsy were due to sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP).Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Fecal Transplant Promising Primary Therapy for C diff Fecal Transplant Promising Primary Therapy for C diff
Fecal microbiota transplantation can be used for the first-line treatment of C difficile, and it might also have an effect on neurologic and autoimmune diseases, such as autism and alopecia areata.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

FDA Chief Tops Most Influential Physicians List FDA Chief Tops Most Influential Physicians List
Scott Gottlieb's work to speed approval of generics and his calls for drug price transparency were cited in his selection to Modern Healthcare's annual ranking. The number of women on the list doubled this year.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Alert Source Type: news

Veteran Suicide Rate Still Rising Veteran Suicide Rate Still Rising
A new report shows an average of 20 veterans continue to die by suicide every day, making it a'top clinical priority'for the US Department of Veterans Affairs.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Alpha-blockers Do Not Promote Passage of Urinary Stones Alpha-blockers Do Not Promote Passage of Urinary Stones
A new study adds to evidence that alpha-blockers do not expedite the passage of ureteral stones in patients who present with renal colic compared with placebo, although stone size may matter.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

Recent-Onset Diabetes May Be Early Sign of Pancreatic Cancer Recent-Onset Diabetes May Be Early Sign of Pancreatic Cancer
African Americans and Latinos with recent-onset diabetes have a much higher risk of developing pancreatic cancer than their counterparts without diabetes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Can Diabetes Be Diagnosed in a Single Blood Test? Can Diabetes Be Diagnosed in a Single Blood Test?
Elevated fasting blood glucose and HbA1c from one blood sample had a high positive predictive value for subsequent diabetes and other clinical endpoints.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Heart Stim Device Boosts Function, Survival When CRT Isn't Option Heart Stim Device Boosts Function, Survival When CRT Isn't Option
How it works was a puzzle to some, but exercise capacity, symptoms, hospitalization, and survival improved on cardiac contractility modulation therapy in patients with heart failure unsuitable for resynchronization in several new studies.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Elderly Stroke Patients May Benefit From Thrombectomy Elderly Stroke Patients May Benefit From Thrombectomy
Poor outcome was more likely in older than younger patients undergoing thrombectomy after a stroke, but one in three patients aged 80 and older still had good functional outcomes with treatment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Federal Intervention Needed on Insulin Prices Federal Intervention Needed on Insulin Prices
Insulin prices have nearly tripled in a decade, putting the life-sustaining drug out of reach for some people with diabetes, and the American Medical Association is calling for more transparency.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Zambian Health Minister Declares Cholera Epidemic Over Zambian Health Minister Declares Cholera Epidemic Over
A cholera outbreak in Zambia which killed 114 people and made more than 5,000 others sick over eight months has been contained, Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya said on Friday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Blood Test Predicts Onset of Rheumatoid Arthritis Blood Test Predicts Onset of Rheumatoid Arthritis
A biomarker can identify risk for rheumatoid arthritis disease development, which could lead to early intervention, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Alcohol's Influence on Alzheimer's Risk Explained? Alcohol's Influence on Alzheimer's Risk Explained?
As the debate over beneficial or detrimental effects of alcohol on Alzheimer's disease continues, researchers examine the cellular and genetic mechanisms that may explain its impact on amyloid plaque in the brain.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Vitamin D Deficiency and Reduced Hodgkin Lymphoma Survival Vitamin D Deficiency and Reduced Hodgkin Lymphoma Survival
A large study has found that patients with Hodgkin lymphoma who showed baseline deficiencies in vitamin D had significantly shorter progression-free and overall survival.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Alternative Medicine Supplement Use Doubles Among Teens, Kids Alternative Medicine Supplement Use Doubles Among Teens, Kids
Overall rates of dietary supplement use by children and adolescents has remained stable during the last decade, but the use of nonvitamin, nonmineral, and herbal supplements specifically has doubled.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Novel CD22 CAR-T Works After CD19 Product Failed Novel CD22 CAR-T Works After CD19 Product Failed
A novel CAR T-cell therapy directed against CD22 worked in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia who had previously progressed after receiving CD19-directed CAR T-cell therapy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news