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J & J Wins California Lawsuit Claiming Asbestos in Talc Caused Cancer J & J Wins California Lawsuit Claiming Asbestos in Talc Caused Cancer
A California jury on Thursday ruled in favor of Johnson& Johnson in a lawsuit by a woman who said she developed the cancer mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos in the company's talc-based products including J&J's Baby Powder.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Kids Still Get Codeine After Surgeries Despite Safety Warnings Kids Still Get Codeine After Surgeries Despite Safety Warnings
Even after warnings from doctors and drug regulators about the dangers of opioids for children, 1 in 20 kids still get codeine after two common childhood surgeries, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Lower Medicaid Fees Linked to Scarcer Primary Care Appointments Lower Medicaid Fees Linked to Scarcer Primary Care Appointments
When the fees paid to healthcare providers by Medicaid go up, appointments with primary care doctors suddenly become more available to Medicaid beneficiaries – and the opposite happens when fees go down, according to a recent U.S. study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Hit With $247 Mln Verdict in Hip Implant Trial Johnson & Johnson Hit With $247 Mln Verdict in Hip Implant Trial
A federal jury in Dallas on Thursday ordered Johnson& Johnson and its DePuy Orthopaedics unit to pay $247 million to six patients who said they were injured by defective Pinnacle hip implants.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

LGBT Activists Call for Global End to Electric Shocks, Pills to'Cure' Gay People LGBT Activists Call for Global End to Electric Shocks, Pills to'Cure' Gay People
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Billionaire Founder Of Insys to Plead Not Guilty to Opioid Bribe Scheme Billionaire Founder Of Insys to Plead Not Guilty to Opioid Bribe Scheme
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Parkinson's Hits Earlier With Higher Genetic Burden of LRRK2 Variants Parkinson's Hits Earlier With Higher Genetic Burden of LRRK2 Variants
Increases in the genetic burden of LRRK2 risk variants are associated with an earlier age at onset of Parkinson's disease (PD) in Asians, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

A'Blowout Year' for AI in Radiology A'Blowout Year' for AI in Radiology
This technology-driven field of medicine is witnessing fast-paced change that will be discussed at the upcoming Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radiology News Source Type: news

New RE-DUAL PCI Data: Dabigatran Dual Therapy Benefit Consistent New RE-DUAL PCI Data: Dabigatran Dual Therapy Benefit Consistent
The"reassuring" findings from the RE-DUAL PCI study were seen in several subgroups of patients with atrial fibrillation in a setting where they face an excess risk of bleeding with current triple antithrombotic therapy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Endoscopy Could Spare More Barrett's Patients From Surgery Endoscopy Could Spare More Barrett's Patients From Surgery
For patients with Barrett's esophagus, endoscopy, a recognized treatment for high-grade dysplasia, is just as effective for intramucosal carcinoma, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Eye to the Sky: Ophthalmologists Aided Hurricane Response Eye to the Sky: Ophthalmologists Aided Hurricane Response
Eye care is one of the most common acute medical needs after natural disasters, and having a plan in place speeds aid.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

A Bill to'Eliminate Prostate Cancer Misdiagnosis'A Bill to'Eliminate Prostate Cancer Misdiagnosis '
Who wouldn't want to eliminate the problem of men being wrongly told they had prostate cancer?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Thrombectomy Up to 24 Hours Effective in Certain Strokes Thrombectomy Up to 24 Hours Effective in Certain Strokes
Published results of the DAWN trial show patients with salvageable brain tissue identified by'clinical-core mismatch'benefitted from endovascular therapy up to 24 hours after onset.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Screening Unlikely to Prevent Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Athletes Screening Unlikely to Prevent Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Athletes
Most athletes who die suddenly during competitive sports have conditions that cannot be diagnosed by preparticipation screening, a new study finds.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Brain Imaging Identifies CTE in a Living Person Brain Imaging Identifies CTE in a Living Person
A PET scan using a tau tracer accurately diagnosed chronic traumatic encephalopathy in a living professional football player, a finding researchers describe as a diagnostic'milestone. 'Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Lab Screening of Kids Entering Foster Care May Have Low Yield Lab Screening of Kids Entering Foster Care May Have Low Yield
Laboratory screening for infectious diseases in children entering foster care yields few results that are clinically meaningful, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Ring Block Improves Analgesia for Newborn Circumcision Ring Block Improves Analgesia for Newborn Circumcision
Ring block, EMLA cream, and sucrose were most effective compared with other analgesic combinations at relieving circumcision pain in neonates.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Whistleblowing Neurosurgeon Wins Big, but at a Price Whistleblowing Neurosurgeon Wins Big, but at a Price
A neurosurgeon convinced a judge that he was fired for reporting a colleague whose license was later suspended for disruptive behavior. The victor's $17.5 million court award, though, comes at a price.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Stem Cell Therapy Shows Promise for Retinal Degeneration Stem Cell Therapy Shows Promise for Retinal Degeneration
Retinal pigment epithelial cells derived from human embryonic stem cells can be safely transplanted into the eyes of patients with retinal degeneration, with early signs of vision gain.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

FDA OKs First Adjuvant Treatment for Kidney Cancer FDA OKs First Adjuvant Treatment for Kidney Cancer
Sunitinib is now approved for use after surgery in renal cell carcinoma patients who are at high risk for disease recurrence.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Alert Source Type: news

Hospital-Employed Physicians Soaked Medicare, Study Says Hospital-Employed Physicians Soaked Medicare, Study Says
Payment differentials based on location have motivated hospitals to acquire medical practices, according to the Physicians Advocacy Institute. But Medicare reimbursement policies are changing.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

FDA Clears First-in-Class Emicizumab for Hemophilia A FDA Clears First-in-Class Emicizumab for Hemophilia A
Hemlibra is a first-in-class bispecific monoclonal antibody that bridges activated factor IX and X to replace the missing factor VIII.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Alert Source Type: news

Self-Injectable Belimumab for SLE Approved in Europe Self-Injectable Belimumab for SLE Approved in Europe
With training, patients with SLE can administer the new subcutaneous formulation as a once-weekly injection from a single-dose prefilled syringe or from a single-dose autoinjector.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Alert Source Type: news

Could Giant Rats Help Fight Tuberculosis in Major Cities? Could Giant Rats Help Fight Tuberculosis in Major Cities?
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Spain Says Barcelona Back in the Race to Host EU Drugs Agency Spain Says Barcelona Back in the Race to Host EU Drugs Agency
Spain's move to take direct control of Catalonia and thwart the region's independence bid has put Barcelona back in the race to host the European Medicines Agency (EMA) once it leaves London after Brexit, Spain's health minister said on Wednesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Shanghai Pharma Buys U.S. Cardinal Health's China Business Shanghai Pharma Buys U.S. Cardinal Health's China Business
Shanghai Pharmaceuticals Holding Co has agreed to buy Cardinal Health Inc's China drug distribution business for $557 million, winning a highly competitive auction in a move that will greatly expand its presence nationwide.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Ohio Delays Another Execution After Struggling to Find Vein Ohio Delays Another Execution After Struggling to Find Vein
The Ohio government delayed the planned execution of a 69-year-old convicted murderer on Wednesday after officials were unable to find a suitable vein in the inmate, who is sick with cancer and other diseases, the Columbus Dispatch newspaper reported.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Choose DMEK Over DSEK After Glaucoma Surgery Choose DMEK Over DSEK After Glaucoma Surgery
Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty provides better outcomes than Descemet-stripping in patients requiring cornea transplant who have already had glaucoma surgery.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

EU Approves Trelegy Ellipta for COPD EU Approves Trelegy Ellipta for COPD
The European Commission has granted marketing authorization for fluticasone furoate/umeclidinium/vilanterol (Trelegy Ellipta, GlaxoSmithKline PLC and Innoviva, Inc) for the treatment of COPD.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Alert Source Type: news

Nearly 1.5 Million People Signed Up for Obamacare Plans So Far Nearly 1.5 Million People Signed Up for Obamacare Plans So Far
More than 800,000 people signed up for Obamacare individual health insurance plans in the second week of open enrollment, U.S. government health officials said on Wednesday, bringing the total number of sign-ups to nearly 1.5 million so far.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Senate Finance Chairman Revises Tax Plan to End Obamacare Mandate Senate Finance Chairman Revises Tax Plan to End Obamacare Mandate
The head of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee proposed major changes to a Republican tax reform plan, adding a repeal of Obamacare's health insurance mandate and making corporate tax cuts permanent while ending individual cuts in 2025.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Monsanto, US Farm Groups Sue California Over Glyphosate Warnings Monsanto, US Farm Groups Sue California Over Glyphosate Warnings
Monsanto Co and US farm groups sued California on Wednesday to stop the state from requiring cancer warnings on products containing the widely used weed killer glyphosate, which the company sells to farmers to apply to its genetically engineered crops.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Nonpharma Intervention Cuts Dementia Risk by a Third Nonpharma Intervention Cuts Dementia Risk by a Third
Older adults who completed a computerized training intervention focused on'mental quickness'had a 29% lower risk for dementia compared with those who received no cognitive training.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Amish Gene Discovery Could Help in Hunt for Novel Diabetes Drugs Amish Gene Discovery Could Help in Hunt for Novel Diabetes Drugs
US researchers have demonstrated that a rare gene mutation affecting some members of an isolated order of Amish in Indiana appears to extend their lives via effects on a variety of metabolic factors.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

FDA Clears Wire-Free Breast Tumor Locator for Long-term Use FDA Clears Wire-Free Breast Tumor Locator for Long-term Use
The SAVI Scout surgical guidance system, a nonradioactive wire-free breast tumor localization device, is now cleared for long-term use.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Alert Source Type: news

Long- and Short-Acting Opioid Addiction Meds Equally Effective Long- and Short-Acting Opioid Addiction Meds Equally Effective
Extended-release naltrexone and buprenorphine/naloxone are similarly efficacious in preventing relapse for patients with opioid use disorder, although naltrexone was more difficult to initiate.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

MSK-IMPACT Tumor Profiling Test Authorized by FDA MSK-IMPACT Tumor Profiling Test Authorized by FDA
The MSK-IMPACT tumor profiling test is the first multiplex test to receive FDA authorization. The accreditation of the New York State Department of Health as a third-party reviewer provides a path forward for such tests to receive authorization.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Alert Source Type: news

Old Habits Die Hard: Newer Diabetes Drugs Slow to be Adopted Old Habits Die Hard: Newer Diabetes Drugs Slow to be Adopted
In an analysis to the end of 2016, sulfonylureas remained the most frequently prescribed second-line drug for type 2 diabetes and were often started at higher-than-recommended HbA1c levels.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

CV Deaths in Younger Women Rise During Year After Stopping HT CV Deaths in Younger Women Rise During Year After Stopping HT
Women younger than 60 years had a higher risk for cardiac and stroke death during the first year after stopping hormone therapy compared with those not taking HT and those continuing HT, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

FDA OKs Therapy for Rare Genetic Enzyme Disorder FDA OKs Therapy for Rare Genetic Enzyme Disorder
Vestronidase alfa-vjbk (Mepsevii) is the first FDA-approved treatment for children and adults with mucopolysaccharidosis type VII (MPS VII), also known as Sly syndrome.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Alert Source Type: news

Baxter Recalls Amiodarone (Nexterone) Due to Particulate Matter Baxter Recalls Amiodarone (Nexterone) Due to Particulate Matter
The company identified particulate matter consistent with polyethylene, the primary constituent of the film and ports used to manufacture the bag in which Nexterone is packaged in one lot of the product.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

Kratom Association Hits Back at'Unsubstantiated' FDA Advisory Kratom Association Hits Back at'Unsubstantiated' FDA Advisory
The American Kratom Association has petitioned the US Food and Drug Administration to'review and correct'the agency's November 14 public health advisory on the dangers of kratom.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Early Palliative Care in Advanced Cancer: Who and When? Early Palliative Care in Advanced Cancer: Who and When?
With mounting evidence of benefits from early outpatient specialty palliative care, an international consensus on referral criteria could help clinicians to decide who to refer and when.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

No Excess Bone Risk With Inhaled Steroids in Kids No Excess Bone Risk With Inhaled Steroids in Kids
Study found fracture risk is not significantly increased with daily inhaled steroids in children with asthma compared with no steroid use; the authors encourage use when indicated.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

FDA Clears Benralizumab for Severe Eosinophilic Asthma FDA Clears Benralizumab for Severe Eosinophilic Asthma
Benralizumab, an interleukin-5 receptor inhibitor, targets and rapidly depletes eosinophils and is the first respiratory biologic with an 8-week maintenance dosing schedule.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Alert Source Type: news

Preferred Care-Affiliated Nursing Homes Seek Bankruptcy After Lawsuits Preferred Care-Affiliated Nursing Homes Seek Bankruptcy After Lawsuits
Thirty-three nursing homes affiliated with Preferred Care Group, one of the largest U.S. nursing home chains, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy due to multi-million dollar personal injury lawsuits in Kentucky and New Mexico, according to court filings.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

U.S. Top Court to Hear Fight Over California Pregnancy Center Law U.S. Top Court to Hear Fight Over California Pregnancy Center Law
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether a California law requiring private facilities that counsel pregnant women against abortion to post signs telling clients how to get state-funded abortions and contraceptives violates free speech rights.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Newer Drugs Have Improved Survival in Prostate Cancer Newer Drugs Have Improved Survival in Prostate Cancer
Newer drugs approved for metastatic prostate cancer prolong both cancer-specific and overall survival relative to historical controls, according to the first population-based study of its kind.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

FDA Clears First Device to Help Curb Opioid Cravings FDA Clears First Device to Help Curb Opioid Cravings
Placed behind the patient's ear, the NSS-2 Bridge stimulates branches of certain cranial nerves, which may provide relief from opioid withdrawal symptoms, the FDA said.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Alert Source Type: news

Romosozumab and Alendronate Curb Fracture in Osteoporosis Romosozumab and Alendronate Curb Fracture in Osteoporosis
A sequential regimen of romosozumab followed by alendronate is more effective than alendronate alone for increasing bone mass in women with osteoporosis, results from the ARCH trial show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news