Physician Groups Decry Plan to Reverse Transgender Protections Physician Groups Decry Plan to Reverse Transgender Protections
Transgender individuals already are reluctant to seek care because of fears of discrimination, according to a recent survey.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

FDA OKs Alpelisib, First PI3K Inhibitor for Breast Cancer FDA OKs Alpelisib, First PI3K Inhibitor for Breast Cancer
The FDA approved alpelisib (Piqray, Novartis) to be used with the FDA-approved fulvestrant in certain patients with breast cancer. A companion test was also approved.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Alert Source Type: news

Social Conflict Seeps Into Medical Societies Social Conflict Seeps Into Medical Societies
In U.S. medical society boardrooms, far from legislative chambers, social conflict is forcing board members to deal with laws that raise issues of medical ethics.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Screen-Detected Breast Cancer Rates Similar With Digital Breast Tomosynthesis, Digital Mammography Screen-Detected Breast Cancer Rates Similar With Digital Breast Tomosynthesis, Digital Mammography
Breast cancer detection is similar with digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) or standard digital mammography, though DBT may reduce recall rates, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Vaccine Refusal Persists After Personal Belief Exemptions Banned in California Vaccine Refusal Persists After Personal Belief Exemptions Banned in California
A replacement effect may have"stifled" the effect of California's senate bill 277 (SB277), which banned non-medical vaccine exemptions for kindergarteners, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

WHO Drug Pricing Talks May Fail to End Secrecy, Activists Fear WHO Drug Pricing Talks May Fail to End Secrecy, Activists Fear
Governments are working on a drug pricing transparency deal at the World Health Organization's (WHO) annual assembly, but activists said on Thursday they fear crucial costs may be left out, enabling pharmaceutical firms to keep prices high.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

JPMorgan Cuts Ties With OxyContin Maker Purdue Pharma -Sources JPMorgan Cuts Ties With OxyContin Maker Purdue Pharma -Sources
JPMorgan Chase& Co has cut ties with Purdue Pharma LP over the OxyContin maker's alleged role in the U.S. opioid crisis, forcing it to find a new bank to manage cash and bill payments, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

' Smart' Hearing Aids Would Identify Speakers in Crowded Room'Smart' Hearing Aids Would Identify Speakers in Crowded Room
People wearing hearing aids often struggle to differentiate between speakers in a crowded environment, but a small experiment suggests that brain-controlled assistive hearing devices would be able to detect which voice the user is paying attention to, and enhance it.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Fall Injuries Top Cause of Hospital Readmission in Elderly Fall Injuries Top Cause of Hospital Readmission in Elderly
Fall-related injuries were a top cause of hospital readmission for elderly patients, particularly those discharged home or to home care after hospitalization for a fall-related injury, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

Registry Outcomes Support Sirolimus-Eluting Stent Registry Outcomes Support Sirolimus-Eluting Stent
Compared with other frequently used newer-generation drug-eluting stents, the ultra-thin sirolimus-eluting device was associated with lower target lesion revascularization rates, new registry data suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

IBM, Cera Care to Test Self-Driving Car Tech in Elder Homes IBM, Cera Care to Test Self-Driving Car Tech in Elder Homes
IBM and British start-up Cera Care plan a six-month pilot to test whether lidar laser sensors, used to help self-driving cars"see," can enable elderly people to stay in their homes for longer - without compromising privacy.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Brazil Sues Top Tobacco Firms to Recover Public Health Costs Brazil Sues Top Tobacco Firms to Recover Public Health Costs
Brazil's solicitor general's office is suing the world's largest cigarette makers British American Tobacco Plc and Philip Morris International to recover the public health treatment costs of tobacco-related diseases over the last five years.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

In'Power' Move, Amazon TV Show Protests Abortion Law by Leaving U.S. State In'Power' Move, Amazon TV Show Protests Abortion Law by Leaving U.S. State
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Congo Wants More Use of Merck Vaccine Rather Than J & J Newcomer - Minister Congo Wants More Use of Merck Vaccine Rather Than J & J Newcomer - Minister
Democratic Republic of Congo called on Wednesday for Merck's experimental Ebola vaccine to be fully licensed to facilitate its use in the Ebola-hit country, while saying Johnson& Johnson's rival drug would complicate matters.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Oncology Care Providers Do Discuss Lifestyle With Patients Oncology Care Providers Do Discuss Lifestyle With Patients
Oncologists and related professionals report counseling patients on weight loss, diet, and exercise, but few report making referrals to support lifestyle changes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

U.N. Declares Algeria and Argentina Free of Deadly Malaria U.N. Declares Algeria and Argentina Free of Deadly Malaria
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Asbestos: A Public Health Crisis of'Unprecedented Scale'Asbestos: A Public Health Crisis of'Unprecedented Scale '
Dramatic increases in mesothelioma and other asbestos-related cancers and lung diseases are expected to continue for decades in developing countries.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Psychedelic Cuts Cravings, Consumption in Alcohol Use Disorder Psychedelic Cuts Cravings, Consumption in Alcohol Use Disorder
Preliminary study results are promising, and the study represents a new wave of research into psychedelic drugs and various psychiatric conditions.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Guidance Updated for Sports Physicals Guidance Updated for Sports Physicals
Updated guidance for the preparticipation physical evaluation (sports physical) includes evaluating the mental health of students and provides new information on female and transgender athletes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

California Poised to Extend Medicaid to Undocumented Immigrants California Poised to Extend Medicaid to Undocumented Immigrants
The governor proposes enrolling young adults only. Other bills would cover all undocumented immigrants who qualify for Medi-Cal.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

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