Log in to search using one of your social media accounts:

 

Art Class Improves Medical Students' Observation Skills Art Class Improves Medical Students' Observation Skills
Using art to improve observational skills in medical students taps into a belief that drawing on the expertise of disciplines outside of medicine can enhance needed clinical skills.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Acupuncture Reduces Menopause-related Vasomotor Symptoms Acupuncture Reduces Menopause-related Vasomotor Symptoms
Acupuncture can be useful for reducing vasomotor symptoms (VMS) in perimenopausal and postmenopausal women, according to results of a systematic review and meta-analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Experts Offer Guidance on Cross-sectional Enterography in Crohn ’ s Disease Experts Offer Guidance on Cross-sectional Enterography in Crohn ’ s Disease
New consensus guidelines aim to standardize the use of computed tomography enterography (CTE) and magnetic resonance enterography (MRE) in Crohn ’ s disease (CD) patients with small-bowel disease.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

‘ Misperceptions ’ Keep Some From Agreeing to Donate Organs After Death ‘ Misperceptions ’ Keep Some From Agreeing to Donate Organs After Death
Although most Americans say they ’ re willing to be an organ donor after they die, some people never sign up because they ’ re unsure about what could happen to them in a medical emergency, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Brazil's Death Toll From Yellow Fever Triples - WHO Brazil's Death Toll From Yellow Fever Triples - WHO
The number of confirmed cases of yellow fever outbreak in Brazil has tripled in recent weeks, with 20 deaths since July, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

U.S. CDC Director Urges Flu Vaccinations as Pediatric Deaths Mount U.S. CDC Director Urges Flu Vaccinations as Pediatric Deaths Mount
Of the 30 U.S. children who have died from the flu so far this season, some 85% had not been vaccinated, said Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, who urged Americans to get flu shots amid one of the most severe flu seasons in years.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Vermont Becomes Ninth U.S. State to Legalize Marijuana Vermont Becomes Ninth U.S. State to Legalize Marijuana
Vermont became the ninth U.S. state and third in the Northeast to legalize recreational marijuana use on Monday when Republican Governor Phil Scott signed a bill passed by the legislature earlier this month.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Kentucky Accuses McKesson of Helping Fuel Opioid Epidemic Kentucky Accuses McKesson of Helping Fuel Opioid Epidemic
Kentucky's attorney general on Monday accused drug distributor McKesson Corp of helping fuel the opioid epidemic by failing to halt shipments of suspiciously large or frequent orders by pharmacies of prescription painkillers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Novel CTC Assay Detects Early-Stage Colorectal Cancer Novel CTC Assay Detects Early-Stage Colorectal Cancer
A novel assay for circulating tumor cells (CTCs) was able to detect colorectal cancer at an early stage as well as precancerous lesions with high accuracy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Severe Gum Disease Increases Both Cancer Risk and Mortality Severe Gum Disease Increases Both Cancer Risk and Mortality
The largest study to date shows that severe periodontitis increases the risk for cancer, while a Finnish study suggests it may also increase cancer mortality.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Low PSA on ADT: Still Prognostic in New Treatment Era Low PSA on ADT: Still Prognostic in New Treatment Era
In metastatic prostate cancer, a study from 2006 established that a low PSA at 7 months after start of androgen deprivation therapy was associated with significantly longer survival. But times and treatments change.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

APOE4 Carriers Also Reap Cognitive Benefits of Healthy Lifestyle Changes APOE4 Carriers Also Reap Cognitive Benefits of Healthy Lifestyle Changes
APOE4 Carriers Reap Cognitive Benefits of Lifestyle ChangesMedscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Congress' Short-term Funding Bill Extends CHIP for 6 Years Congress' Short-term Funding Bill Extends CHIP for 6 Years
The bill halted the shutdown, but it only temporarily funds the rest of the government and does not provide reauthorization of the expired community health centers program.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Proinflammatory Diet Contributes to CRC Risk in Both Sexes Proinflammatory Diet Contributes to CRC Risk in Both Sexes
A proinflammatory diet increases the risk for colorectal cancer (CRC) in men and women, especially among overweight and obese men and, paradoxically, also among lean women.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

First Cardiopulmonary Bypass Anticoagulation Guidelines Issued First Cardiopulmonary Bypass Anticoagulation Guidelines Issued
The joint STS, SCA, and AmSECT clinical practice guidelines were created to fill an evidence gap and establish best practices after more than a half-century of cardiopulmonary bypass.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Target Patients With Gestational Diabetes After Birth to Reduce Risks Target Patients With Gestational Diabetes After Birth to Reduce Risks
Sufficient studies strongly link gestational diabetes to CVD, and targeting this subgroup of women for prevention will, at the very least, reduce the number converting to type 2 diabetes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

After Lymphoma, Risk for Breast Cancer Differs by Subtype After Lymphoma, Risk for Breast Cancer Differs by Subtype
The risk of developing estrogen-receptor-negative breast cancer following Hodgkin's lymphoma is increased regardless of prior radiotherapy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Long-term Metformin in PCOS Benefits Women of All Weights Long-term Metformin in PCOS Benefits Women of All Weights
Long-term metformin given to women with PCOS improved menstrual cycle regularity and hormone profiles in normal and overweight women; however, there were differences in response by testosterone status.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Marijuana's Cardiovascular Effects Remain Unknown Marijuana's Cardiovascular Effects Remain Unknown
There is insufficient evidence to determine whether marijuana use can affect cardiovascular risk, a systematic review concludes; prospective studies are needed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Parent Reading Workshops Can Help Low-Income Kids Learn Parent Reading Workshops Can Help Low-Income Kids Learn
Even in communities where many people lack a high school degree, reading workshops for parents can give their kids a leg up on learning in preschool, a study in Brazil suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Surfers May Be Swallowing Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Surfers May Be Swallowing Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
Surfers and body-boarders were three times more likely to have potentially dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria in their guts than non-surfers, new research from the UK shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Low-Dose Trifluoperazine May Help Ease Morgellons Symptoms Low-Dose Trifluoperazine May Help Ease Morgellons Symptoms
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Delaware Sues Opioid Manufacturers, Distributors Over Epidemic Delaware Sues Opioid Manufacturers, Distributors Over Epidemic
Delaware on Friday became the latest state to file a lawsuit accusing corporations of helping fuel the national opioid epidemic, suing a wide range of companies involved in making, distributing and selling prescription painkillers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Delta Air to Tighten Onboard Emotional Support Animal Requirements Delta Air to Tighten Onboard Emotional Support Animal Requirements
Delta Air Lines is tightening the requirements for passengers traveling with onboard service and emotional support animals, the carrier said on Friday, following a sharp uptick in animal-related safety issues over the last several years.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Trump Decries'Permissive' U.S. Abortion Laws at Rally Trump Decries'Permissive' U.S. Abortion Laws at Rally
President Donald Trump criticized U.S. abortion laws as among the most permissive in the world in a speech to anti-abortion activists at the annual March for Life on Friday, and pledged his administration would always defend"the right to life."Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Kenyan Doctor Goes to Court to Legalize Female Genital Mutilation Kenyan Doctor Goes to Court to Legalize Female Genital Mutilation
A Kenyan doctor is seeking to legalize female genital mutilation (FGM), arguing that a ban on the internationally condemned practice is unconstitutional and that adult women should be allowed to do what they want with their bodies.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

APOE4 Not the Only Gene Tied to Amyloid in Alzheimer's APOE4 Not the Only Gene Tied to Amyloid in Alzheimer's
A comprehensive genetic study has shed new light, not only on the role of APOE4 allele in brain amyloid deposition but also on the importance of other genes in this process as it relates to Alzheimer's disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Antithyroid Drugs Tied to Risk for Congenital Malformations Antithyroid Drugs Tied to Risk for Congenital Malformations
Infants born to women who received antithyroid drugs for Graves disease during the first trimester of pregnancy had an increased risk for congenital malformations, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Young Women Skip Pap Tests'Due to Body Shame'Young Women Skip Pap Tests'Due to Body Shame '
More than a third of young women say they are too embarrassed to attend Pap test appointments because they are ashamed of their body shape, says a UK cancer charity.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Judge Orders New Olympus Trial Over Superbug Death Judge Orders New Olympus Trial Over Superbug Death
A Seattle judge said Olympus Corp. failed to properly disclose internal emails that raised safety concerns about a redesigned medical scope as early as 2008, several years before the device was publicly tied to deadly superbug outbreaks.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

High Amyloid, Anxiety, Depression May Predict Early Alzheimer's High Amyloid, Anxiety, Depression May Predict Early Alzheimer's
High levels of beta amyloid combined with symptoms of anxiety and depression in cognitively normal older adults may signal preclinical Alzheimer's disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Sorafenib Plus TACE Improves Outcomes in HCC Sorafenib Plus TACE Improves Outcomes in HCC
Adding sorafenib to transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) for patients with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) significantly improved several outcomes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Kaiser: Aetna Agrees to $17M Payout in HIV Privacy Breach Kaiser: Aetna Agrees to $17M Payout in HIV Privacy Breach
Aetna settled a lawsuit for $17 million over a data breach that happened in the summer of 2017.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Migraine, Essential Tremor Highly Prevalent in NFL Players Migraine, Essential Tremor Highly Prevalent in NFL Players
Retired NFL players are at much greater risk than the general population for multiple neurologic conditions, including chronic migraine, depression, and essential tremor, a new pilot study suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

In Esophageal Cancer, Lung Radiation Dose Affects Survival In Esophageal Cancer, Lung Radiation Dose Affects Survival
Is decreased survival from radiation therapy to adjacent lung tissue caused by toxicity, or is it due to'unintended consequences'?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Gene Could Be New Tool to Help Predict Graves' Disease Relapse Gene Could Be New Tool to Help Predict Graves' Disease Relapse
With relapse common and no current biomarkers established, the discovery of a new gene marker could have important implications for treatment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Swallowable Balloon Device Detects Barrett's Esophagus Swallowable Balloon Device Detects Barrett's Esophagus
A pill-sized device, which can be swallowed without sedation, picks up DNA samples for analysis to detect Barrett's esophagus, a prescursor to cancer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Building the Case for 3D Angiography Alone in LAA Occlusion Building the Case for 3D Angiography Alone in LAA Occlusion
Pilot data show 3D rotational angiography without direct transesophageal echocardiography feedback is feasible and safe and spotlight important sizing differences between the two imaging modalities.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

U.S. Health Agency Revokes Obama-era Planned Parenthood Protection U.S. Health Agency Revokes Obama-era Planned Parenthood Protection
U.S. health officials on Friday said they were revoking legal guidance issued by the Obama Administration that had sought to discourage states from trying to defund organizations that provide abortion services, such as Planned Parenthood.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Question Over Ramucirumab in First-Line Gastric Cancer Question Over Ramucirumab in First-Line Gastric Cancer
In combination with chemotherapy, ramucirumab improved progression-free survival but not overall survival or response rate in advanced gastric or gastroesophageal junction cancers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

U.S. Hospital Systems Team Up to Launch Generic Drugmaker U.S. Hospital Systems Team Up to Launch Generic Drugmaker
A group of four hospital systems plans to launch a not-for-profit generic drugmaker aimed at combating shortages and high costs of some generic drugs, which they blame on unscrupulous drug companies that hike prices.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Malaria Stalks Yemen Amid Collapsing Health System Malaria Stalks Yemen Amid Collapsing Health System
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Doctors Underdiagnosing Flu Among Older Patients Doctors Underdiagnosing Flu Among Older Patients
Patients over age 65 who are hospitalized for influenza-like illness were less likely to receive diagnostic tests from providers than were younger patients, a new study showed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Gardening May Help Cancer Survivors Eat Better, Feel Greater ‘ Worth ’ Gardening May Help Cancer Survivors Eat Better, Feel Greater ‘ Worth ’
For cancer survivors, three seasons of home vegetable gardening may increase physical activity, fruits and vegetables in the diet and also enhance feelings of self-worth, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Receptor Conversion Common in Breast Cancer; Clinical Impact Unclear Receptor Conversion Common in Breast Cancer; Clinical Impact Unclear
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Polygenic Score Predicts Age of Onset of Aggressive Prostate Cancer Polygenic Score Predicts Age of Onset of Aggressive Prostate Cancer
A new polygenic score can be used to predict an individual man's age of onset of aggressive prostate cancer - and thereby guide screening efforts - according to findings from the PRACTICAL Consortium.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

One Surprising Reason for More Positive Pregnancy Tests This Month One Surprising Reason for More Positive Pregnancy Tests This Month
Lots of couples in predominantly Christian countries may be looking at positive pregnancy tests this month at least in part because of cultural forces that encourage mating around major holidays like Christmas, suggests a recent study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Denial of Abortion Leads to Economic Hardship for Low-income Women Denial of Abortion Leads to Economic Hardship for Low-income Women
Women who want an abortion but are denied one are more likely to spend years living in poverty than women who have abortions, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Study Supports Early Postnatal Steroids for Extremely Preterm Infants Study Supports Early Postnatal Steroids for Extremely Preterm Infants
New data confirm the value of early low-dose prophylactic hydrocortisone in extremely preterm infants and suggest that those born after placental vascular disease may benefit the most.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Uveitis May Signal Cardiac Sarcoidosis in Some Patients Uveitis May Signal Cardiac Sarcoidosis in Some Patients
Some older patients with apparently idiopathic uveitis may in fact have sarcoidosis-associated disease, which can have cardiac consequences, according to a retrospective case series.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news