FDA Okays Orsiro, First Ultrathin Drug-Eluting Coronary Stent FDA Okays Orsiro, First Ultrathin Drug-Eluting Coronary Stent
The ultra-thin biodegradable polymer stent has been available since 2011 in Europe.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

Nurse Builds Database of Women Murdered by Men Nurse Builds Database of Women Murdered by Men
For dozens of hours each week, Dawn Wilcox scours the internet for news stories of women killed by men for a public list called Women Count USA.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing News Source Type: news

FDA Proposes Major Changes to Sunscreen Rules FDA Proposes Major Changes to Sunscreen Rules
The agency plans to update regulations that cover the safety of ingredients, sunscreen dosage forms, SPF, and requirements for testing and labeling.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Equivocal Results for Peanut Allergy Skin Patch Equivocal Results for Peanut Allergy Skin Patch
Epicutaneous immunotherapy for peanut allergy resulted in significantly more responses than placebo, but failed to meet a primary trial endpoint; the clinical meaning of the findings is unclear.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Childhood Lead Exposure Takes Heavy Toll on Adult Mental Health Childhood Lead Exposure Takes Heavy Toll on Adult Mental Health
Childhood lead exposure is associated with lower IQ and behavioral problems. New research suggests its heavy toll on mental health extends into adulthood.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Hospitals Continue to Acquire More Physician Practices Hospitals Continue to Acquire More Physician Practices
A study shows that hospitals acquired 8000 practices and employed 14,000 additional doctors out of private practice from July 2016 to January 2018.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

Tau May Explain Greater Frequency of Alzheimer's in Women Tau May Explain Greater Frequency of Alzheimer's in Women
More women than men are affected by Alzheimer's disease. New research suggests higher levels of tau deposits in women may explain this difference.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Sackler Embraced Plan to Conceal OxyContin's Strength From Doctors Sackler Embraced Plan to Conceal OxyContin's Strength From Doctors
Richard Sackler, whose family has reaped billions of dollars from OxyContin, boasted that sales exceeded his'fondest dreams,'according to a secret court document obtained by ProPublica.ProPublica (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

FDA OKs Turoctocog Alfa Pegol (Esperoct) for Hemophilia A FDA OKs Turoctocog Alfa Pegol (Esperoct) for Hemophilia A
Turoctocog alfa pegol is an extended half-life factor VIII molecule for treatment and prophylaxis of bleeding episodes and perioperative management in adults and children with hemophilia A.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Alert Source Type: news

Most Primary Care Guidelines Low Quality Most Primary Care Guidelines Low Quality
Less than one quarter of clinical practice guidelines reviewed were rated high quality, a study has found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

NEUROVISION: Covert Stroke Common After Noncardiac Surgery NEUROVISION: Covert Stroke Common After Noncardiac Surgery
In a study of more than 1100 participants, perioperative covert stroke occurred in 1 in every 14 patients — and was associated with increased risk for cognitive decline within 1 year postsurgery.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Fifth of Gay Brits Who Try to Change Sexuality Attempt Suicide, Survey Says Fifth of Gay Brits Who Try to Change Sexuality Attempt Suicide, Survey Says
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Uninterrupted Sedentary Time Tied to CVD in Older Women Uninterrupted Sedentary Time Tied to CVD in Older Women
Prospective data in older women suggest that both sedentary time and the duration of sedentary bouts increase the risk for cardiovascular disease, the number one killer of women 65 years and older.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Novel Agent Shows Promise in Advanced'Post-Checkpoint' Bladder Cancer Novel Agent Shows Promise in Advanced'Post-Checkpoint' Bladder Cancer
Investigational agent sacituzumab govitecan showed activity in patients with metastatic urothelial cancer, including some previously treated with immune checkpoint inhibitors.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Infanticide Risk Factors Identified for the First Time Infanticide Risk Factors Identified for the First Time
For the first time, researchers have identified risk factors for single and repeat neonaticide, revealing that such occurrences are not as rare as previously thought.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Bag-Mask Ventilation Helps Prevent Hypoxemia Bag-Mask Ventilation Helps Prevent Hypoxemia
' For every nine critically ill adults undergoing tracheal intubation, providing bag-mask ventilation between induction and laryngoscopy would prevent severe hypoxemia in one patient,'researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news

More States Say Doctors Must Offer Naloxone Along With Opioids More States Say Doctors Must Offer Naloxone Along With Opioids
California, Ohio, Virginia and Arizona are among the states requiring physicians to offer patients naloxone when they give them prescriptions for the powerful painkillers.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Superior Survival With TEVAR vs Open Aortic Aneurysm Repair Superior Survival With TEVAR vs Open Aortic Aneurysm Repair
Endovascular repair is increasingly used instead of open surgery for descending thoracic aortic aneurysms. Now, a new study suggests that TEVAR should be the standard of care.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Trump Plan to Beat HIV Hits Rough Road in Rural America Trump Plan to Beat HIV Hits Rough Road in Rural America
Health officials and doctors treating patients with HIV welcome the funding push, but warn that the strategies that work in progressive cities don't necessarily translate to rural areas.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

For 2020 Dem Hopefuls,'Medicare-for-All' Is a Defining Issue For 2020 Dem Hopefuls,'Medicare-for-All' Is a Defining Issue
A plan where any American has the option to get healthcare through Medicare is ambitious; critics of Medicare-for-all say eliminating private insurance could gut a major sector of the health economy.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Psychosis May Accelerate Brain Aging Psychosis May Accelerate Brain Aging
Accelerated aging of cognitive networks after psychosis onset may offer the potential for early intervention in patients with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Cord Blood Instead of Bone Marrow for HSCT for Blood Cancers Cord Blood Instead of Bone Marrow for HSCT for Blood Cancers
Clinicians should get over their preconceptions about sourcing stem cells from cord blood for transplants in hematologic malignancies, as it can achieve good short- and long-term outcomes, says an expert in the field.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Correction Reverses Zilver PTX Reported Late Survival Gains in PAD Correction Reverses Zilver PTX Reported Late Survival Gains in PAD
A correction to previously published 5-year trial outcomes in Circulation could make for more uncertainty about the advantages of paclitaxel-delivering devices in peripheral-artery interventions.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Early Intensive Treatment Better in MS? Early Intensive Treatment Better in MS?
Outcomes were more favorable following early intensive therapy rather than using first-line, moderate-efficacy drugs and escalating treatment as the disease progressed, according to a new study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Healthcare Costs Projected to Be Almost 20% of US GDP by 2027 Healthcare Costs Projected to Be Almost 20% of US GDP by 2027
Healthcare expenditures are expected to grow by 5.5% per year over the next decade, according to CMS projections.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

What to Do When a Minor Seeks Vaccination Without Consent? What to Do When a Minor Seeks Vaccination Without Consent?
More adolescents may be spurred to act on their own and get vaccinated amid growing disease outbreaks and seeing peers doing the same on social media.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Interval Training May Be Best for Weight Loss Interval Training May Be Best for Weight Loss
Individuals who perform interval training, especially sprint interval training, appear to lose more weight than those who do moderate-intensity continuous exercise, suggests a meta-analysis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

' It's Not Every Day' This Response Rate Seen in TNBC'It's Not Every Day' This Response Rate Seen in TNBC
A novel targeted therapy provided an incremental improvement in response rate among breast cancer patients with poor prognoses -- those with heavily pretreated metastatic triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC).Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Health Record Change Curbs Daily Chest X-rays in ICUs Health Record Change Curbs Daily Chest X-rays in ICUs
Restrictions placed on electronic health record ordering systems that limit daily chest x-rays reduce use with no harm to patients, a Cleveland Clinic study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news

Hormone Therapy Linked to CV Risk During Gender Transition Hormone Therapy Linked to CV Risk During Gender Transition
Transgender hormone therapy is associated with an increased risk for MI, stroke, and venous thromboembolism, underscoring the importance of patient counseling and close monitoring in this population.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Iceland ’ s Intersex Children at Risk as Without New Protection, Activist Says Iceland ’ s Intersex Children at Risk as Without New Protection, Activist Says
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Climate Change Could Raise Risk of Congenital Heart Defects Climate Change Could Raise Risk of Congenital Heart Defects
More babies could be born with heart defects in the future as global warming puts pregnant women at greater risk of exposure to dangerously high temperatures, new research suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

More on Mortality Risk With Paclitaxel Balloons in PAD More on Mortality Risk With Paclitaxel Balloons in PAD
Medtronic reports errors in its previously reported IN.PACT data while a new analysis clashes with the recent finding of excess mortality after peripheral procedures with drug-coated balloons.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Two Crises in One: As Drug Use Rises, So Does Syphilis Two Crises in One: As Drug Use Rises, So Does Syphilis
Public health officials are grappling with climbing rates of syphilis and drug use in the US, as two public health crises collide.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Fluconazole Tied to Miscarriages Fluconazole Tied to Miscarriages
Pregnant women who take oral fluconazole to treat vaginal yeast infections may be more likely to have miscarriages than women who don't take this pill during pregnancy, a Canadian study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Static Magnetic Field Enhances Bone Differentiation in 3D-printed Scaffold Static Magnetic Field Enhances Bone Differentiation in 3D-printed Scaffold
A static magnetic field (SMF) enhances human bone differentiation in 3D-printed titanium scaffolds in vitro and in a rat model of bone defect, researchers from China report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Two-Question Screen Pinpoints Adolescents at Risk for Future Alcohol Use Disorder Two-Question Screen Pinpoints Adolescents at Risk for Future Alcohol Use Disorder
A two-question screen from the US National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) can identify young people at higher risk of developing a future alcohol use disorder, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Intercept's Drug for Liver Fibrosis Due to NASH Meets Main Goal Intercept's Drug for Liver Fibrosis Due to NASH Meets Main Goal
Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Tuesday its treatment in patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) showed an improvement in liver fibrosis, taking the drug a step closer to approval.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Tisotumab Vedotin Shows Some Promise in Early Trial of Solid Tumors Tisotumab Vedotin Shows Some Promise in Early Trial of Solid Tumors
A new cancer drug has shown promise against multiple tumor types, in a first-in-human trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Increased Bonuses Seen as Key in Pay-for-Performance Systems Increased Bonuses Seen as Key in Pay-for-Performance Systems
Larger bonuses appeared to result in more effective medical care of patients with common chronic illnesses, said the authors of a new study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Immunotherapy Combo Active in Metastatic Prostate Cancer Immunotherapy Combo Active in Metastatic Prostate Cancer
The combination of ipilimumab with nivolumab shows activity in advanced disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

' Young Blood' Clinics Shut Down After FDA Action'Young Blood' Clinics Shut Down After FDA Action
Ambrosia Health has shut down its clinics that offered transfusions of plasma from persons aged 16 to 25 years after the FDA issued a statement saying benefits were not scientifically proven.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Questions About CAR T Study Lead to Nature, NEJM Retractions Questions About CAR T Study Lead to Nature, NEJM Retractions
Research describing how CAR T cells could reach the brain has issues with'underlying data,'leading to retraction of both a Nature paper and an NEJM review.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Pembrolizumab Active in Non-Clear Cell Kidney Cancer Pembrolizumab Active in Non-Clear Cell Kidney Cancer
Pembrolizumab monotherapy demonstrated promising antitumor activity when used as a first-line therapy agent in patients with non-clear cell renal carcinoma.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

ASBrS Calls for Genetic Testing for All Breast Cancer Patients ASBrS Calls for Genetic Testing for All Breast Cancer Patients
The American Society of Breast Surgeons recommends genetic testing for all patients with breast cancer, not just those at highest risk for mutations.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Machine Learning May Help With Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia Machine Learning May Help With Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia
A'machine learning'method identified nearly all malignant cases of atypical ductal hyperplasia, a breast lesion that is mostly benign.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

PCPs Discuss Cancer Therapy With Patients, Despite'Gaps'PCPs Discuss Cancer Therapy With Patients, Despite'Gaps '
About one third of primary care providers discussed breast cancer treatment decisions with their patients, a new survey shows -- but it's not really their job.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

What Advice Would You Give to Young Physicians? What Advice Would You Give to Young Physicians?
Physicians consider what to tell young doctors about choosing a speciality.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Medicare 911 Patients to Be Triaged by EMS in 5-Year Pilot Medicare 911 Patients to Be Triaged by EMS in 5-Year Pilot
The new project will allow ambulance teams to triage Medicare patients and take them to a doctor ’ s office or urgent care center if appropriate rather than to an ED.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

Kaiser Permanente Med School to Waive Tuition for First Classes Kaiser Permanente Med School to Waive Tuition for First Classes
The California medical school will open in the summer of 2020 and will begin accepting applications to its inaugural class this spring.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news