Holding PCPs Accountable for Readmissions May Be Misguided Holding PCPs Accountable for Readmissions May Be Misguided
Readmission rates varied very little between individual primary care physicians so rewards for changing practice may not make sense, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

OTC Hearing Aids: Useful Lower-Cost Option for Some Patients OTC Hearing Aids: Useful Lower-Cost Option for Some Patients
According to a recent study, over-the-counter hearing devices may be effective, lower-cost alternatives to hearing aids for adults with mild to moderate hearing loss.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Improper Proton Pump Inhibitor Prescriptions Criticized Improper Proton Pump Inhibitor Prescriptions Criticized
Popularity of the stomach- and intestine-protecting drugs has skyrocketed, but related adverse events, like osteoporotic fractures, C difficile infection, and pneumonia, are problematic.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

FDA Issues Guidance for Industry Assessing Reproductive Toxicity FDA Issues Guidance for Industry Assessing Reproductive Toxicity
The FDA has issued new guidance for industry on assessing reproductive toxicity for anticancer pharmaceuticals and makes recommendations for pharmaceutical labeling.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Stopping bDMARDs Before RA Hip, Knee Arthroplasty Questioned Stopping bDMARDs Before RA Hip, Knee Arthroplasty Questioned
Postarthroplasty infection risk in those with rheumatoid arthritis was higher after even modest preoperative doses of glucocorticoids. No difference in infection risk was detected among biologic therapies.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Former Ohio State Team Doctor Sexually Abused at Least 177 Former Ohio State Team Doctor Sexually Abused at Least 177
A yearlong investigation concluded that the university knew of complaints as early as 1979 but allowed Richard Strauss to stay until 1998, when he retired with emeritus status.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Timing of Colorectal Cancer Screening Disputed Timing of Colorectal Cancer Screening Disputed
The incidence of colorectal cancer is increasing around the world, and specialists are deliberating whether it's time to lower the age of screening or monitor those at highest risk.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Experts Go Toe-to-Toe Over Esketamine Depression Study Experts Go Toe-to-Toe Over Esketamine Depression Study
The ongoing debate over the risks and benefits of recently approved esketamine nasal spray for treatment-resistant depression spilled over into a heated discussion at the APA 2019 Annual Meeting.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Guidelines Addressing Physician Sexual Abuse Long Past Due Guidelines Addressing Physician Sexual Abuse Long Past Due
As other industries take action against sexual abuse, it's long past time for the healthcare industry to step up and implement interventions to do the same, authors of a new article argue.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

NIH Suspended Some Grants to Duke Amid Concern for Patient Safety NIH Suspended Some Grants to Duke Amid Concern for Patient Safety
Case followed misconduct finding in oncology research, and lung research that led to $112.5 million settlement with the US government.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Alert Source Type: news

Measles Cases Highest Since 1994, Now in 24 States, CDC Says Measles Cases Highest Since 1994, Now in 24 States, CDC Says
The number of confirmed measles cases in the United States rose by 41 in the past week, to 880 cases from January 1 to May 17, 2019 — the highest since 1994.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Targeting Inflammation May Help Bipolar Depression Subtype Targeting Inflammation May Help Bipolar Depression Subtype
The anti-inflammatory agent infliximab may improve depressive symptoms in patients with bipolar depression and a history of childhood trauma.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Fighting Superbugs With Multipronged Pushback Fighting Superbugs With Multipronged Pushback
As drug-resistant bacteria become prevalent, healthcare providers need strategies for keeping patients safe, as 2 million people in the United States are infected and 23,000 people die each year.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing News Source Type: news

Benzodiazepine Use in Early Pregnancy Tied to Miscarriage Benzodiazepine Use in Early Pregnancy Tied to Miscarriage
Use of any benzodiazepine during early pregnancy is associated with a dramatic increase in miscarriage risk.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Surgical Teamwork Essential, Underappreciated Surgical Teamwork Essential, Underappreciated
Surgical teams are more successful when they have experienced nurses and scrubs working together, but general surgeons are too often working without the support they need, according to new research.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Early Death in BPD Patients Not Just Because of Suicide Early Death in BPD Patients Not Just Because of Suicide
Individuals with borderline personality disorder are at high risk of premature death not only from suicide but from other causes, including accidents, results of a randomized trial show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Targeting Vasopressin May Improve Social Deficits in Autism Targeting Vasopressin May Improve Social Deficits in Autism
There are currently no medications to address social deficits in autism, but two new studies suggest that vasopressin, a hormone associated with social bonding, may be a viable target for drug development.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

One Bronchial Thermoplasty Treatment Beats Three for Asthma One Bronchial Thermoplasty Treatment Beats Three for Asthma
Bronchial thermoplasty that targets the six most affected airways in patients with uncontrolled asthma is more effective than the standard therapy that involves three sessions, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Music Cuts Need for Antipsychotics in Agitated Inpatients Music Cuts Need for Antipsychotics in Agitated Inpatients
Opting for music as a calming technique reduces the need for antipsychotics and length of stay in psychiatric inpatients with agitation, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Compassion Fatigue and the Hardship of Caring Compassion Fatigue and the Hardship of Caring
Care teams deal with the pain, trauma, and death of patients, but most nurses are not taught how to handle their own feelings. Compassion fatigue can affect anyone and must be addressed, experts say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing News Source Type: news

More Than Morning Sickness: Treating Hyperemesis Gravidarum More Than Morning Sickness: Treating Hyperemesis Gravidarum
This complication of pregnancy — in the news because both Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, and comedian Amy Schumer were affected — often goes undiagnosed, but long-term effects can be serious.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing News Source Type: news

Opioids Crisis Has Spread Beyond United States - OECD Opioids Crisis Has Spread Beyond United States - OECD
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Missouri Senate Passes Bill to Ban Abortions After Eight Weeks Missouri Senate Passes Bill to Ban Abortions After Eight Weeks
Missouri's Republican-controlled Senate passed a bill early on Thursday that would ban abortions after the eighth week of pregnancy except in medical emergencies.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

North Carolina Attorney General Sues Juul for Targeting Youth North Carolina Attorney General Sues Juul for Targeting Youth
North Carolina's Attorney General filed a lawsuit against Juul Labs Inc on Wednesday, piling more pressure on the biggest U.S. e-cigarette maker that is already under intense scrutiny for its products'usage among teenagers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

U.S. Anti-Abortion Groups Plot Course From State Capitals to Supreme Court U.S. Anti-Abortion Groups Plot Course From State Capitals to Supreme Court
Anti-abortion advocacy groups have pushed hard in recent months for the passage of bills to restrict or even ban the procedure outright at the state level, inspired by the perception that the U.S. Supreme Court has tilted in their favor.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

' Hidden Health Crisis' of Snakebites Gets $100 Million Funding Injection'Hidden Health Crisis' of Snakebites Gets $100 Million Funding Injection
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

FDA Okays Venclexta Plus Gazyva for Previously Untreated Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia FDA Okays Venclexta Plus Gazyva for Previously Untreated Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia
Roche said on Thursday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had approved Venclexta (venetoclax) in combination with Gazyva (obinutuzumab) for the treatment of people with previously untreated chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) or small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL).Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Pentazocine Cuts Acute Pancreatitis Pain Better Than Diclofenac Pentazocine Cuts Acute Pancreatitis Pain Better Than Diclofenac
In acute pancreatitis, the opioid pentazocine relieves pain better than the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) diclofenac, a randomized controlled trial from India shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Baroreflex Activation in No-CRT HF Scores Again, FDA Watching Baroreflex Activation in No-CRT HF Scores Again, FDA Watching
For heart failure patients unsuitable for pacing therapy who've maxed out on meds,'this I think is the first compelling evidence of a positive electromechanical intervention that makes a difference. 'Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Machine-Learning Classifier Cuts Unnecessary CT in Kids After Head Trauma Machine-Learning Classifier Cuts Unnecessary CT in Kids After Head Trauma
A machine-learning model correctly identifies more children with head trauma who could avoid CT imaging than does the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) head-trauma decision rules, according to a database study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Spotted Fever Rickettsiosis Shows Sharp Uptick in the US Spotted Fever Rickettsiosis Shows Sharp Uptick in the US
In recent years there have been"unprecedented increases" in reports of nationally notifiable tickborne diseases, according to researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Bullied Kids More Likely to Use Painkillers Bullied Kids More Likely to Use Painkillers
Children and teens who are bullied are more than twice as likely as peers who are not victimized to take painkillers, a study of school kids in Iceland suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Charcoal Toothpaste May Do Harm and Not Much Good Charcoal Toothpaste May Do Harm and Not Much Good
Charcoal toothpaste may be having a moment as a go-to brightening and whitening tool, but some dentists say these products might actually damage tooth enamel and make cavities more likely.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Scientists in New Push to Control Cancer Before Curing It Scientists in New Push to Control Cancer Before Curing It
Cancer scientists in Britain are launching what they call the world's first"Darwinian" drug development program in a bid to get ahead of cancer's ability to become resistant to even the newest treatments and recur in many patients.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Smog-Ridden Mexico City Suspends School Classes Due to Pollution Smog-Ridden Mexico City Suspends School Classes Due to Pollution
Mexico's government ordered schools in and around Mexico City to be closed on Thursday in an extraordinary step taken due to elevated levels of pollution in the smog-wreathed capital.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Hundreds at Leading New York Hospital Call for'Culture Shift'Hundreds at Leading New York Hospital Call for'Culture Shift '
More than 500 faculty, staff, and students at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai signed letters protesting discrimination alleged in a lawsuit against the institution.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Pradaxa Fails to Prevent Recurrence After Cryptogenic Stroke Pradaxa Fails to Prevent Recurrence After Cryptogenic Stroke
Dabigatran, sold under the brand name Pradaxa by Boehringer Ingelheim to prevent stroke in people with atrial fibrillation, is no more effective than aspirin for preventing a subsequent stroke in patients who have experienced a cryptogenic stroke.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Lead Measured in Teeth of Kids Living Near Former Battery-Recycling Plant Lead Measured in Teeth of Kids Living Near Former Battery-Recycling Plant
Children living near a former car-battery recycling plant in Los Angeles have lead in their baby teeth at levels that track with neighborhood contamination, according to a study of exposure to the toxic metals in the womb and during early childhood.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Light Physical Activity Might Help Keep the Brain Young Light Physical Activity Might Help Keep the Brain Young
A recent study suggests that light physical activity may help stave off signs of aging in the brain.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

One in 5 Residents Doubt Career Choice Despite Ample Job Offers One in 5 Residents Doubt Career Choice Despite Ample Job Offers
Despite an abundance of job offers for new residents, the grind of residency, uncertainty about the future, big loans, and fellowships ahead for specialists all contribute to the pessimism of this segment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

More Than Half of Physicians Have Net Worth of at Least $1M More Than Half of Physicians Have Net Worth of at Least $1M
Seven percent have more than $5 million. Among specialties, gastroenterology had the most physicians in that group. Almost half owe at least $300,000 on their mortgages.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

US Birth Rate Falls to Lowest Level in More Than 3 Decades US Birth Rate Falls to Lowest Level in More Than 3 Decades
The US birth rate declined again last year for women in nearly all age groups, including teenagers, with the exception of women in their late 30s and early 40s.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Alpelisib Nearly Doubles PFS in PIK3-Mutated Breast Cancer Alpelisib Nearly Doubles PFS in PIK3-Mutated Breast Cancer
A novel PIK3 inhibitor combined with fulvestrant nearly doubled progression- free survival (PFS) in PIK3CA-mutated breast cancer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

New AHA/ACC/AACVPR Statement on Home-based Cardiac Rehab New AHA/ACC/AACVPR Statement on Home-based Cardiac Rehab
Home-based CR may be a reasonable option for clinically stable low- to moderate-risk patients who are eligible for CR but cannot attend a traditional center-based program.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Substernal-Lead ICD May Be'Inflection Point' in ICD Evolution Substernal-Lead ICD May Be'Inflection Point' in ICD Evolution
Some see the future in the device, functional as a standard implantable defibrillator but with a high-voltage lead that fits between the sternum and heart and no transvenous leads to ever extract.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals Affect Reproductive Health Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals Affect Reproductive Health
Obstetricians need to be aware of the effects of common chemicals on reproductive health so they can counsel patients and be advocates for more regulation to protect patients and their families.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Doctors Could Face Jail Time Under Alabama Abortion Law Doctors Could Face Jail Time Under Alabama Abortion Law
The legislation, now the strictest abortion law in the nation, does not take effect for another 6 months.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Doctors Could Face Jail Time Under Alabama Abortion Bill Doctors Could Face Jail Time Under Alabama Abortion Bill
The bill, which would be the strictest abortion law in the nation, is awaiting the governor's signature.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Zilucoplan May Decrease Symptoms of Myasthenia Gravis Zilucoplan May Decrease Symptoms of Myasthenia Gravis
The novel self-administered subcutaneous agent is safe and relatively well tolerated in generalized myasthenia gravis, a new phase 2 trial and extension study report.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Challenges and Successes Abound in Rural Healthcare Challenges and Successes Abound in Rural Healthcare
The National Rural Health Association's annual conference in Atlanta will highlight economic issues surrounding small town medical facilities; in Georgia, seven rural hospitals have closed since 2010.Georgia Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news