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First Immunotherapy Approved for Gastric Cancer First Immunotherapy Approved for Gastric Cancer
Pembrolizumab is now indicated for third-line treatment of gastric or gastroesophageal junction cancer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

McCain's'No' Vote Threatens Graham-Cassidy Bill McCain's'No' Vote Threatens Graham-Cassidy Bill
Like many medical societies and other healthcare groups, the senator said he couldn't support the bill without seeing a CBO report on how it would affect healthcare coverage and insurance premiums.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Alert Source Type: news

Parents Question Safe Sleep Recommendations for Babies Parents Question Safe Sleep Recommendations for Babies
Many parents do not trust the science supporting long-established guidelines to put babies to sleep on their backs in cribs without soft bedding, new focus group findings reveal.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Cans Of'Death Wish' Coffee Recalled Over Possible Toxin Cans Of'Death Wish' Coffee Recalled Over Possible Toxin
Death Wish Coffee Co, a New York coffee maker that sells what it says is the"World's Strongest Coffee," is recalling cans of its Nitro Cold Brew because of the risk that some could contain the deadly toxin botulin.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Multilevel Approach Improves Pediatric Asthma Care Multilevel Approach Improves Pediatric Asthma Care
A hospital-driven multidisciplinary, quality-improvement approach that includes community-based care substantially improved asthma outcomes in pediatric patients, a study has found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Inflammatory Spinal Disorders Common in IBD Patients Inflammatory Spinal Disorders Common in IBD Patients
Ankylosing spondylitis (AS), axial spondyloarthritis (SpA) and inflammatory back pain are common in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients two decades after IBD diagnosis, according to findings from the IBSEN study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Many Drug Companies Fail to Conduct Timely Postapproval Safety Checks Many Drug Companies Fail to Conduct Timely Postapproval Safety Checks
In the rush to approve new medicines, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration often requires drug companies to study possible side effects and alternative doses for medicines once they hit the broader market.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

State Funding Changes in Spotlight in Republican Healthcare Bill State Funding Changes in Spotlight in Republican Healthcare Bill
Republican leaders sought to nail down the final votes needed to pass what U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday called their'last best chance'to repeal Obamacare while a new analysis underscored how Democratic-leaning states stand to lose large amounts of federal funding under the legislation.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Death Toll From Overheated Florida Nursing Home Rises to 10 Death Toll From Overheated Florida Nursing Home Rises to 10
A 10th elderly patient at a Miami-area nursing home has died after she was exposed to sweltering heat in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, police said on Thursday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Philanthropists Pledge Millions for Better U.N. Data on Women Philanthropists Pledge Millions for Better U.N. Data on Women
Philanthropists pledged millions of dollars to fund U.N. data gathering on Thursday, saying it was vital to learn more about the world's women to tackle the poverty that disproportionately affects them.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Novel Protein Signals Rapid Hippocampal Atrophy in AD Novel Protein Signals Rapid Hippocampal Atrophy in AD
People with an intermediate or high likelihood of having Alzheimer's disease who had TDP-43 in the hippocampus had a faster rate of hippocampal atrophy than did those with no TDP-43.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

AHA/ACC Issue New Performance, Quality Measures for MI AHA/ACC Issue New Performance, Quality Measures for MI
The updated set includes seven new quality measures for in-house quality improvement and four new performance measures for public reporting or pay-for-performance programs.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Antibiotics'Not Needed' for Common Ear Infection Antibiotics'Not Needed' for Common Ear Infection
Parents who take a poorly child to the GP with a common ear infection should not expect a course of antibiotics, says the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Hyperkalemia Linked to Poor Outcomes in Diabetes Patients Hyperkalemia Linked to Poor Outcomes in Diabetes Patients
A study finds hyperkalemia in about one in six patients with diabetes, portending worse outcomes and death.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Avoid Dopamine, Prefer Bolus Diuretic in Preserved-EF Acute HF Avoid Dopamine, Prefer Bolus Diuretic in Preserved-EF Acute HF
That's the message from a small trial that hones the scant evidence base on managing acute preserved-EF heart failure. Dopamine had little effect; continuous-IV furosemide may have hurt the kidneys.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

CGRP Monoclonals: Safe, Effective for Migraine in Phase 3 Trials CGRP Monoclonals: Safe, Effective for Migraine in Phase 3 Trials
Four development-stage monoclonal antibodies, acting on the calcitonin gene-related peptide pathway, showed good efficacy and safety in the treatment or prevention of migraine.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Stable Weight Loss 12 Years After RYGB; 50% Had Diabetes Remission Stable Weight Loss 12 Years After RYGB; 50% Had Diabetes Remission
A study of severely obese patients who had Roux-en-Y gastric bypass at a US center finds weight loss was sustained from 6 to 12 years with better metabolic parameters, but with a rare increased risk of suicide.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Palliative Care Curbs Depression and Trauma in HSCT Patients Palliative Care Curbs Depression and Trauma in HSCT Patients
A brief, inpatient palliative care intervention reduced both depression and PTSD symptoms in patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT), with sustained effects at 6 months.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Longevity Gap Continues to Widen for Schizophrenia Patients Longevity Gap Continues to Widen for Schizophrenia Patients
People with schizophrenia have not experienced the same increase in longevity as the general population that has occurred during the past 40 years.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

ACOG Updates Recommendations on Marijuana During Pregnancy ACOG Updates Recommendations on Marijuana During Pregnancy
In updated recommendations on marijuana use during pregnancy and lactation, ACOG says clinicians should discourage pregnant and breast-feeding women from using marijuana.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Misdosing Ocaliva for Liver Disorder Can Be Fatal, FDA Says Misdosing Ocaliva for Liver Disorder Can Be Fatal, FDA Says
Some patients with primary biliary cholangitis have developed serious liver injury or have died after receiving higher doses of obeticholic acid than the FDA recommends in the product label.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Alert Source Type: news

FDA Okays Abiomed's Impella Heart Pump for Right Heart Failure FDA Okays Abiomed's Impella Heart Pump for Right Heart Failure
The Impella RP heart pump is the only percutaneous temporary ventricular support device that is FDA approved as safe and effective for right heart failure, the company says.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

On Opioids, Physicians Have Opportunities for Good, Says NAM On Opioids, Physicians Have Opportunities for Good, Says NAM
Physicians, nurses, and first responders can, and should, be more proactive, substance use disorder experts said.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Breast-feeding by Women With HIV Disputed Breast-feeding by Women With HIV Disputed
Any risk for transmission is too much when there are good alternatives, according to one expert. But the benefits of breast milk might make the small risk worth it, suggests another.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Smartphone Photos in OR Not So Smart, Says Privacy Expert Smartphone Photos in OR Not So Smart, Says Privacy Expert
Several physicians at a Pennsylvania hospital were disciplined after taking photos of a patient with a gruesome genital injury.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Experts Debate Nonmedical Vaccine Exemption for School Entry Experts Debate Nonmedical Vaccine Exemption for School Entry
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is calling for the elimination of nonmedical exemptions for school vaccinations, but not everyone thinks legislation is the solution.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Just One E-cigarette Might Raise Adrenaline in the Heart Just One E-cigarette Might Raise Adrenaline in the Heart
Smoking just one e-cigarette might expose users to enough nicotine to trigger an adrenaline surge in the heart that can contribute to high blood pressure and other health problems, a small experiment suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Mifepristone, Ulipristal Acetate Among Most Effective Emergency Contraceptives Mifepristone, Ulipristal Acetate Among Most Effective Emergency Contraceptives
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Brain Imaging Cannot Prove or Disprove Chronic Pain Brain Imaging Cannot Prove or Disprove Chronic Pain
Brain imaging to support or dispute a claim of chronic pain is unwarranted, according to a consensus statement from the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP).Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radiology News Source Type: news

New Guidance on Biosimilars to Treat Rheumatological Diseases New Guidance on Biosimilars to Treat Rheumatological Diseases
Patients with rheumatological diseases can be safely switched from their current biologic to its approved biosimilar in most cases, according to new consensus-based recommendations.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Pfizer Files Suit Over Remicade Contracts Pfizer Files Suit Over Remicade Contracts
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Sanofi Tests Three-in-one Antibody to Treat or Prevent HIV Sanofi Tests Three-in-one Antibody to Treat or Prevent HIV
A three-pronged man-made antibody, created by French drugmaker Sanofi and U.S. scientists, could offer a new way to treat or prevent HIV, following successful tests in monkeys.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Egg Freezing May Not Delay Chemo for Breast Cancer Patients Egg Freezing May Not Delay Chemo for Breast Cancer Patients
Women diagnosed with breast cancer who want to freeze their eggs and embryos before tumor treatment leads to infertility can do this without delaying the start of chemotherapy, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Latest Republican Assault on Healthcare Would Punish Older Americans Latest Republican Assault on Healthcare Would Punish Older Americans
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Abbott Hit With $9.9 Million Class-Action Over St Jude Devices Abbott Hit With $9.9 Million Class-Action Over St Jude Devices
The lawsuit alleges St Jude was slow to report a battery-depletion defect in some now-recalled defibrillators, putting third-party payers on the hook for coverage of the defective devices.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Sales of Essure Contraceptive Halted Outside of US Sales of Essure Contraceptive Halted Outside of US
Bayer, the manufacturer of the permanent birth-control device, said it made the decision for commercial, not safety reasons.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Better Clinical Care Contributing to Fewer Carotid Surgeries Better Clinical Care Contributing to Fewer Carotid Surgeries
Medicare data show a downward trend in carotid endarterectomy and carotid artery stenting in the US, likely due to improvements in prevention and clinical management, researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Antidepressants Tied to a Significantly Increased Risk for Death Antidepressants Tied to a Significantly Increased Risk for Death
A new meta-analysis shows a 33% increased risk for death with antidepressant use in the general population.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

J-DOIT3:'Aim for Near-Normal Metabolic Parameters' in Diabetes J-DOIT3:'Aim for Near-Normal Metabolic Parameters' in Diabetes
The large Japanese DOIT3 trial tells clinicians that optimal lipid, blood pressure, and, glycemic control are important to reduce microvascular and macrovascular complications in type 2 diabetes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

New Rules Required to Curb Childhood Obesity New Rules Required to Curb Childhood Obesity
Results from the Childhood Obesity Intervention Cost-Effectiveness Study have a message for law makers setting regulations to help children make healthy choices.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Red Meat and Poultry Tied to Increased Type 2 Diabetes Risk Red Meat and Poultry Tied to Increased Type 2 Diabetes Risk
A Singapore study suggests eating dark poultry meat, as well as red meat, may be linked to increased type 2 diabetes risk; an expert stresses overall lifestyle for disease prevention .Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Montelukast Tied to Psychiatric Adverse Events in Kids, Adults Montelukast Tied to Psychiatric Adverse Events in Kids, Adults
A review of voluntary adverse event reports found that asthma medication montelukast was linked to increased reports of depression and nightmares in adults and children, and aggression in children.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Cardiac Risk the Same With All Sulfonylureas in Diabetes Cardiac Risk the Same With All Sulfonylureas in Diabetes
There is no difference in cardiac risk between nonspecific, long-acting sulfonylureas and specific, short-acting agents, although the former are more likely to provoke severe hypoglycemia.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Dietary Supplement With Ketones May Mitigate Migraine Attacks Dietary Supplement With Ketones May Mitigate Migraine Attacks
Among patients with migraine, daily dietary supplementation with ketones raised blood ketone levels and reduced the monthly number of attacks by half, preliminary trial results have shown.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Do Tattoos Raise the Risk for Cancer? Do Tattoos Raise the Risk for Cancer?
Components of the ink in tattoos migrate from the skin to the lymph nodes, leading to chronic enlargement, but the health risk has yet to be determined.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

FDA OKs First Duodenoscope With Disposable Cap FDA OKs First Duodenoscope With Disposable Cap
The agency said that the single-use disposable cap will make it easier to decontaminate the scope to reduce the threat of spreading deadly antibiotic-resistant infections.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Alert Source Type: news

RCOG Advises GBS Prophylaxis for Women in Preterm Labor RCOG Advises GBS Prophylaxis for Women in Preterm Labor
Updated guidelines from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists advise intrapartum antibiotics to fight group B strep for all women in preterm labor.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

As Care Shifts to Home, Infection Prevention Falls to Families As Care Shifts to Home, Infection Prevention Falls to Families
Despite a lack of medical training, relatives increasingly are assigned complex, risky medical tasks at home, such as maintaining catheters. If done incorrectly, blood clots, infections, even death can result.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Last-Ditch GOP Effort to Replace ACA: What You Need to Know Last-Ditch GOP Effort to Replace ACA: What You Need to Know
Republicans are making a concerted push to unite around a bill sponsored by Sens. Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy that would gut major provisions of the federal health law.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

High, Low Magnesium Levels Linked to Dementia Risk High, Low Magnesium Levels Linked to Dementia Risk
Findings that both low and high levels of serum magnesium were associated with increased risk for all-cause dementia suggest a U-shaped relationship, note investigators.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news