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Ticagrelor (BRILINTA) Professional Samples Recalled, 1 Lot Ticagrelor (BRILINTA) Professional Samples Recalled, 1 Lot
One lot of sample bottles with eight 90-mg tablets of the widely used antiplatelet is being recalled after reports that one such bottle also contained pills of a drug for gout.Heartwire from Medscape (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

Zuckerberg Biohub Mapping All Human Cells to Fight Disease Zuckerberg Biohub Mapping All Human Cells to Fight Disease
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, MD, a pediatrician, are investing $3 billion to help cure, prevent, or manage all disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

Revisions Underway to McDonald Criteria on MS Diagnosis Revisions Underway to McDonald Criteria on MS Diagnosis
An expert panel is tackling the first revision to the multiple sclerosis diagnostic criteria in 7 years. Among proposed changes is a greater role for cerebrospinal fluid evaluation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Millions of Ill People May Face High Premiums Under House Bill Millions of Ill People May Face High Premiums Under House Bill
The report by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office evaluates last-minute changes made to the bill to help propel it to passage.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Chondroitin Sulfate'Helps Knee Osteoarthritis' Chondroitin Sulfate'Helps Knee Osteoarthritis '
Chrondroitin sulfate is as good as a common anti-inflammatory drug for knee osteoarthritis, according to a new European study.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Novel LDL-Lowering Tactic Validated,'Still a Lot of Work Ahead'Novel LDL-Lowering Tactic Validated,'Still a Lot of Work Ahead '
It's early days for them, but two genetics-inspired agents took different aims at the same metabolic pathway, and cut lipoprotein and triglyceride levels and reversed experimental atherosclerosis.Heartwire from Medscape (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

May 26 Cardiology News May 26 Cardiology News
MRI in patients with cardiac devices, statins in the elderly, deprescribing, CRT and radial artery catheterization are discussed in this week ’ s podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

UK NICE Elevates SGLT2 Inhibitors in Diabetes Guidance UK NICE Elevates SGLT2 Inhibitors in Diabetes Guidance
The sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor class is now listed clearly as a second-line option after metformin in type 2 diabetes.Heartwire from Medscape (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Red Meat Tied to Higher Risk of Dying From Many Diseases Red Meat Tied to Higher Risk of Dying From Many Diseases
Eating more red meat is associated with an increased risk of dying from eight common diseases including cancer, diabetes and heart disease, as well as “ all other causes ” of death, according to a U.S. study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Wearable Activity Monitor May Improve Intermittent Claudication Outcomes Wearable Activity Monitor May Improve Intermittent Claudication Outcomes
Supplementing supervised exercise programs with the use of a wearable activity monitor may boost walking distances and quality of life in patients with intermittent claudication, according to a pilot study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News Source Type: news

Needless Hospitalizations for Kids With Anaphylaxis Lower After Intervention Needless Hospitalizations for Kids With Anaphylaxis Lower After Intervention
Unnecessary hospitalizations for children with anaphylaxis have dropped following a multicomponent quality-improvement intervention at Boston Children's Hospital, according to a new report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Deaths From Alzheimer's Up 55% Since 1999 Deaths From Alzheimer's Up 55% Since 1999
In the United States, death rates from Alzheimer's disease increased 55% from 1999 to 2014, according to just-released data from the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Drug Approvals Bounce Back as R & D Labs Churn Out New Winners Drug Approvals Bounce Back as R & D Labs Churn Out New Winners
The number of new drugs approved for sale in United States and Europe has bounced back this year, suggesting a marked slowdown in 2016 was an aberration rather than a sign of flagging research and development productivity.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Modi's Generics-only Drugs Plan Worries Health Experts, Indian Pharma Sector Modi's Generics-only Drugs Plan Worries Health Experts, Indian Pharma Sector
India's plan to bring in a law to ensure doctors prescribe medicines only by their generic names risks proliferating the sale of substandard drugs in a country where regulation is already lax, doctors and pharmaceutical executives say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Brazilian Doctors Use Fish Skin to Treat Burn Victims Brazilian Doctors Use Fish Skin to Treat Burn Victims
Researchers in Brazil are experimenting with a new treatment for severe burns using the skin of tilapia fish, an unorthodox procedure they say can ease the pain of victims and cut medical costs.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

As Surgeries Triple, Kenya Aims to End Shame of Fistula As Surgeries Triple, Kenya Aims to End Shame of Fistula
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

NIH'All of Us' Initiative Set to Launch Amid Turmoil NIH'All of Us' Initiative Set to Launch Amid Turmoil
The National Institutes of Health All of Us Research Program, first announced by President Obama, will begin in a political climate that is drawing attention to medical biases.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

NIH Precision Medicine Initiative Set to Launch Amid Turmoil NIH Precision Medicine Initiative Set to Launch Amid Turmoil
The National Institutes of Health Precision Medicine Initiative, first announced by President Obama, will roll out in a political climate that is drawing attention to medical biases.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

Why Do Patients With Blood Cancer Die Without Hospice? Why Do Patients With Blood Cancer Die Without Hospice?
Hematologic oncologists value palliative care but worry that it doesn't meet their patients'needs, and they won't refer patients with blood cancer if transfusion services aren't provided.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Med School Enrollment Still Roaring, More So at DO Schools Med School Enrollment Still Roaring, More So at DO Schools
As a result, allopathic medical schools increasingly compete with their osteopathic counterparts for patient-care training sites for their students, according to the AAMC.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students News Alert Source Type: news

Proposed Law Opens the Door to Genetic Discrimination Proposed Law Opens the Door to Genetic Discrimination
Proposed legislation could weaken genetic privacy protections and allow employers to pressure their employees to divulge genetic information through wellness programs, according to a commentary.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

PML Reported in Patient Receiving Ocrelizumab PML Reported in Patient Receiving Ocrelizumab
But the case could be attributable to'carryover'from the patient's previous treatment with natalizumab, the company said.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Physicians Depart From Conference to Rally on Capitol Hill Physicians Depart From Conference to Rally on Capitol Hill
Nearly 500 members of the American Thoracic Society joined the Lab Coats for Lungs rally in Washington with a message: budget cuts to science hurt patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Amy Reed, MD, Morcellator Opponent, Dies of Uterine Cancer Amy Reed, MD, Morcellator Opponent, Dies of Uterine Cancer
She and her husband sought to ban the use of power morcellators in laparoscopic hysterectomies as too risky after the device upstaged an occult cancer during her own procedure.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Studies Defy Taboo of MR Imaging of Abandoned Cardiac Leads Studies Defy Taboo of MR Imaging of Abandoned Cardiac Leads
"Sites need to start disclosing that they're doing it, so we can have more useful discussions with our patients about what the risk is based on numbers of patients and data," said a lead author.Heartwire from Medscape (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Brain Gadolinium Deposition Varies With Contrast Agent in MS Brain Gadolinium Deposition Varies With Contrast Agent in MS
Gadolinium accumulation in the brain is greater with linear GBCAs than with macrocyclics. Multiple sclerosis experts recommend avoiding linear compounds and using gadolinium-enhanced MRI only when necessary.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Denosumab Ups BMD More Than Bisphosphates After Teriparatide Denosumab Ups BMD More Than Bisphosphates After Teriparatide
Use of denosumab after stopping teriparatide yields a greater increase in bone-mineral density in postmenopausal women with severe osteoporosis than bisphosphonates, according to a retrospective analysis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Vermont Governor Snuffs Legal Pot, Tells Lawmakers to'Get It Right'Vermont Governor Snuffs Legal Pot, Tells Lawmakers to'Get It Right '
Vermont's governor on Wednesday halted, at least temporarily, efforts to become the ninth state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, but offered to work with state legislators to resolve what he cited as the bill's shortcomings.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Adolescent ADHD Linked to Teen Parenthood Adolescent ADHD Linked to Teen Parenthood
Adolescents who have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder are much more likely than peers without ADHD to become teenaged parents, according to a large Danish study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Regular Acupressure Improves Quality of Life in Frail Elders Regular Acupressure Improves Quality of Life in Frail Elders
Applied three or four times a week for 12 weeks, acupressure can improve the quality of life of frail older individuals living in community settings, a new study indicates.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Should Black Men Choose Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer? Should Black Men Choose Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer?
African-American men with a new diagnosis of prostate cancer may want to think twice about putting off active treatment in favor of active surveillance, a research review suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Poor and Sick: Film Spotlights Plight of India's Textile Workers Poor and Sick: Film Spotlights Plight of India's Textile Workers
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

U.S. Senate's McConnell Frets About Healthcare, Hopeful on Tax Overhaul U.S. Senate's McConnell Frets About Healthcare, Hopeful on Tax Overhaul
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Wednesday he does not yet know how Republicans will amass the votes needed to pass legislation now being crafted to dismantle Obamacare, but expressed some optimism on another top priority, overhauling the tax code.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Fitness Trackers Reliable for Heart Rate, Not Calories Fitness Trackers Reliable for Heart Rate, Not Calories
Although the majority of devices tested had error rates below 5% for measuring heart rate, their estimates of energy expenditure were off the mark by much more, a Stanford study has found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Cannabidiol Cuts Seizures in Dravet Syndrome Cannabidiol Cuts Seizures in Dravet Syndrome
The liquid cannabidiol product Epidiolex reduced seizure frequency by 39% in children with Dravet syndrome in the first randomized controlled trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Standing Room Only at APA Town Hall on Physician Burnout Standing Room Only at APA Town Hall on Physician Burnout
Patient overload, frustrations with electronic health records, and growing cynicism were all discussed at the lively and crowded APA Town Hall on career burnout.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

EXSCEL: No CV Benefit, but No Harm With Bydureon in Diabetes EXSCEL: No CV Benefit, but No Harm With Bydureon in Diabetes
Top-line results from the CV outcomes trial of once-weekly GLP-1 agonist, exenatide for diabetes show there's no indication of any CV harm, but there's also no benefit.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Post-TAVR Bleeding Unaffected by Valve Type in BRAVO 3 Post-TAVR Bleeding Unaffected by Valve Type in BRAVO 3
Nor did the 30-day risk of cardiac events vary between patients receiving balloon-expandable on non-balloon-expandable valves in the post hoc analysis from the trial.Heartwire from Medscape (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

No Symptoms, but Raised Platelets -- Red Flag for Cancer? No Symptoms, but Raised Platelets -- Red Flag for Cancer?
Patients with thrombocytosis have an increased risk for a cancer diagnosis within 1 year, with one third showing no others signs of an increased cancer risk, say UK scientists.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Handheld Device May Help Predict Bleeding After Head Injuries Handheld Device May Help Predict Bleeding After Head Injuries
The mobile EEG device, which was cleared by the FDA last year to assess for TBI, showed a sensitivity rate of 92% or greater for predicting which patients have brain bleeding after injury.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Handheld Device May Help Predict Bleeding After Head Injurie Handheld Device May Help Predict Bleeding After Head Injurie
The mobile EEG device, which was cleared by the FDA last year to assess for TBI, showed a sensitivity rate of 92% or greater for predicting which patients have brain bleeding after injury.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Why Did the FDA Refuse to Add TECOS Data to Sitagliptin Label? Why Did the FDA Refuse to Add TECOS Data to Sitagliptin Label?
Although it's not clear exactly what Merck was requesting when it asked the FDA to add the TECOS data to the label for its type 2 diabetes drug, the recent refusal of the agency to do so is mystifying.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Since the 1990s, Metastatic Breast Cancer Survival Is Up Since the 1990s, Metastatic Breast Cancer Survival Is Up
For the first time, there is an estimate of the total number of women living in the United States with metastatic disease. Plus there is good news: affected women are now living longer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

ACIP Updates Meningococcal B Vaccine Recommendations ACIP Updates Meningococcal B Vaccine Recommendations
The ACIP has updated its recommendations regarding the use of the two- and three-dose schedules of MenB-FHbp vaccine; recommendations for the use of MenB-4C are unchanged.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

ACA Improved Care and Health for Low-Income Patients ACA Improved Care and Health for Low-Income Patients
Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Meditation Not All Sweetness and Light Meditation Not All Sweetness and Light
Individuals who practice meditation may have unexpected, challenging, distressing, and even functionally impairing experiences, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Do You Counsel Your Patients About e-Cigarette Use? Do You Counsel Your Patients About e-Cigarette Use?
Use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) is on the rise, and results of scientific studies about their safety and use in smoking cessation are mixed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

ACA Replacement Bill Will Increase Uninsured by 23 Million ACA Replacement Bill Will Increase Uninsured by 23 Million
An updated CBO analysis takes into account last-minute amendments to the American Health Care Act, which the House passed on May 4.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Alert Source Type: news

Physician-Assisted Dying: Most Patients Have Cancer Physician-Assisted Dying: Most Patients Have Cancer
A year after implementation, a large healthcare system reports on its experience with physician-assisted dying.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Adding Anti-MRSA to Cephalexin No Better for Simple Cellulitis Adding Anti-MRSA to Cephalexin No Better for Simple Cellulitis
Cephalexin plus trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole yielded no better clinical cure rates than cephalexin monotherapy, a new study has found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news