FDA Okays Stiripentol (Diacomit) for Dravet Syndrome FDA Okays Stiripentol (Diacomit) for Dravet Syndrome
Stiripentol is indicated for patients aged 2 years or older who are also taking clobazam.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

Drug Prices Coming Down Due to Federal Pressure, HHS Says Drug Prices Coming Down Due to Federal Pressure, HHS Says
But several senators have pushed back against what they say is the administration's protection of the drug industry.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Art Tours May Have Analgesic Effect for Chronic Pain Patients Art Tours May Have Analgesic Effect for Chronic Pain Patients
Art museums may have an analgesic effect on chronic pain, a small study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology News Source Type: news

China Think Tank Slammed for & quot;Procreation Fund & quot; Idea China Think Tank Slammed for & quot;Procreation Fund & quot; Idea
A proposal by two Chinese researchers to force couples with fewer than two children to pay into a"procreation fund" backfired on Friday, with critics calling it a"thoughtless" and"absurd" way to battle the problem of an aging population.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

USPSTF Updated Recommendations for Cervical Cancer Screening USPSTF Updated Recommendations for Cervical Cancer Screening
In contrast to the draft guidelines, in its final article, the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends cotesting as an option for women aged 30 to 65 years.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Transgender Veterans Don't Have Worse Health Transgender Veterans Don't Have Worse Health
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Staying Fit Might Cut Glaucoma Risk Staying Fit Might Cut Glaucoma Risk
Meeting physical activity guidelines and being physically fit may reduce the risk of developing glaucoma by 40 percent to 50 percent, recent research suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Militia Threat Hampers Ebola Fight in Congo as Disease Kills 44 Militia Threat Hampers Ebola Fight in Congo as Disease Kills 44
Militia violence in Democratic Republic of Congo has prevented aid workers from reaching some potential cases in an outbreak of Ebola that has so far killed 44 people, the World Health Organization said on Friday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Regeneron's Anti-Blindness Drug Approved for Less Frequent Treatments Regeneron's Anti-Blindness Drug Approved for Less Frequent Treatments
Regeneron said on Friday it had won U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for less-frequent applications of its Eylea (aflibercept) anti-blindness treatment, which may come under pressure from a rival product made by Novatis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Women Using Pot to Ease Morning Sickness in Pregnancy Women Using Pot to Ease Morning Sickness in Pregnancy
Pregnant women are using marijuana to help alleviate nausea, vomiting, in early pregnancy despite absence of evidence that it helps.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Fitness Levels in Middle-Age May Predict Survival Decades Later Fitness Levels in Middle-Age May Predict Survival Decades Later
Should cardiorespiratory fitness be regularly tracked like blood pressure or included in risk algorithms? One assessment of men in their 40s and 50s predicted longevity over more than 40 years.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Simple Lab Score Beats Troponin for MI Diagnosis in the ED Simple Lab Score Beats Troponin for MI Diagnosis in the ED
A clinical chemistry score incorporating glucose level, eGFR, and hs-cTn was better at predicting risk for MI and death in patients with MI symptoms in the ED than hs-cTn level alone, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

Many Physicians Missing Info, Action on MenB Vaccine Many Physicians Missing Info, Action on MenB Vaccine
A new study finds that primary care providers require more education and clearer guidance with respect to meningococcal B vaccine delivery.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Measles Cases Hit Record High in Parts of Europe Measles Cases Hit Record High in Parts of Europe
The World Health Organization calls on countries to immediately implement broad, context-appropriate measures to stop the further spread of measles following a dramatic increase in infections.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Weight Lifting Won't Ward Off Bone Loss When Obese Seniors Trim Down Weight Lifting Won't Ward Off Bone Loss When Obese Seniors Trim Down
Resistance training (RT) does not seem to reduce the bone-thinning effects of weight loss in older adults, new research shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Four Histological Disease-Activity Indices Similarly Reliable in Ulcerative Colitis Four Histological Disease-Activity Indices Similarly Reliable in Ulcerative Colitis
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Adult Congenital Heart Disease Guidelines Get Major Overhaul Adult Congenital Heart Disease Guidelines Get Major Overhaul
A new classification system from ACC/AHA incorporates physiologic factors, not just anatomy alone, which experts say will allow more personalized care of this growing patient population.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Risankizumab Effective in Moderate-to-Severe Plaque Psoriasis Risankizumab Effective in Moderate-to-Severe Plaque Psoriasis
Risankizumab, a monoclonal antibody that binds to the p19 subunit of interleukin-23, is effective for treating moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis, according to results from two phase 3 trials.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

U.N. Wants Selfies to Make World Leaders Face Cost of War U.N. Wants Selfies to Make World Leaders Face Cost of War
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

ESC Congress 2018: New Guidelines, MI Redefined, Preventive ASA ESC Congress 2018: New Guidelines, MI Redefined, Preventive ASA
Other topics on tap include possible new clinical territory for oral anticoagulants and insights on high-sensitivity troponin assays as the ESC sessions return to Munich.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

China Sacks Top Official Over Vaccine Scandal, Firm May De-List China Sacks Top Official Over Vaccine Scandal, Firm May De-List
China has sacked a senior provincial official and is probing a former top drug regulator after a safety scandal at vaccine maker Changsheng Biotechnology Co Ltd, which again warned it could be delisted over the scandal.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

The Best Therapy for Cryptococcal Meningitis, According to Cochrane The Best Therapy for Cryptococcal Meningitis, According to Cochrane
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Music Therapy Improves Mood, Quality of Life in Dementia Music Therapy Improves Mood, Quality of Life in Dementia
This study suggests benefits in mood and quality of life but not cognition, agitation, or aggression.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

McLean, Mass General Top the List of Best Psych Hospitals McLean, Mass General Top the List of Best Psych Hospitals
McLean Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital once again grabbed the no. 1 and no. 2 spots, respectively, on the 2018-2019 US News and World Report annual rankings of adult psychiatric hospitals.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Psychiatric Hospitals Top'Best Of' List Once Again Psychiatric Hospitals Top'Best Of' List Once Again
McLean Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital once again grabbed the no. 1 and no. 2 spots, respectively, on the 2018-2019 US News and World Report annual rankings of adult psychiatric hospitals.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Blue Light Damages Retinal Cells in Lab Study Blue Light Damages Retinal Cells in Lab Study
A cell-based experiment shows how blue light can damage retinal cells, but it's unclear whether the results translate to humans or if blue light exposure from computers and cell phones harms vision.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Retains Top Ranking for Endocrinology Care Mayo Clinic Retains Top Ranking for Endocrinology Care
The hospital received a perfect score of 100 out of 100 points for patient care in Diabetes& Endocrinology and maintained its number one position in the field.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Moderation Is Key for Carbohydrates in Long-term Health Moderation Is Key for Carbohydrates in Long-term Health
Optimal carbohydrate consumption has a U-shaped curve, with both high- and low-carb diets associated with increased risk for all-cause mortality, new data suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

No Change in Standard of Care for HPV+ Oropharyngeal Cancer No Change in Standard of Care for HPV+ Oropharyngeal Cancer
Interim results of a large phase III trial showed that patients treated with a cetuximab regimen has worse survival than those treated with cisplatin plus radiation therapy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Trump Administration Seeks Cuts in Production of Abused Opioids Trump Administration Seeks Cuts in Production of Abused Opioids
The Trump administration on Thursday said it was proposing that U.S. pharmaceutical companies cut production of the six most abused opioids by 10 percent next year, in an effort to reduce the number of drugs potentially diverted for trafficking.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Illness at Ohio Chipotle Caused by Food-Borne Bacteria -Local Officials Illness at Ohio Chipotle Caused by Food-Borne Bacteria -Local Officials
A type of bacteria found in meat and pre-cooked food left at unsafe temperatures was responsible for sickening hundreds of people who ate at a Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurant in Ohio, local health officials said on Thursday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Links Seen Between Asthma and ADHD Links Seen Between Asthma and ADHD
There may be a strong connection between asthma and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) that makes people with one condition more likely to develop the other one, a recent study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

No Handshakes, No Helmets in Eastern Congo City Preparing for Ebola No Handshakes, No Helmets in Eastern Congo City Preparing for Ebola
A mobile blood-testing lab. Hand-washing stations on street corners. Motorcycle taxi drivers forbidden from sharing spare helmets. If Ebola is coming, the city of Goma in eastern Congo wants to be ready.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

New German'Third Gender' Option Excludes Trans People - Campaigners New German'Third Gender' Option Excludes Trans People - Campaigners
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

FDA Approves Nivolumab (Opdivo) for Small Cell Lung Cancer FDA Approves Nivolumab (Opdivo) for Small Cell Lung Cancer
The new approval is accelerated and is therefore conditional upon further proof of efficacy, but the checkpoint inhibitor becomes the first approved option in advanced SCLC in a long time.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Alert Source Type: news

FDA Clears Brain Stimulation Device for OCD FDA Clears Brain Stimulation Device for OCD
The Brainsway deep transcranial magnetic stimulation system is an option for patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) who have not responded to traditional treatments.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Alert Source Type: news

FDA Clears New Treatment for Dry Eye (Cequa) FDA Clears New Treatment for Dry Eye (Cequa)
Cequa is a patented, novel, proprietary nanomicellar formulation of cyclosporine A in a clear, preservative-free, aqueous solution.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Alert Source Type: news

FDA Expands CF Drug Kalydeco to Children as Young as Age 1 Year FDA Expands CF Drug Kalydeco to Children as Young as Age 1 Year
The drug is indicated for children as young as 12 months with at least one mutation in the CFTR gene that is responsive to the drug, as determined from clinical or in vitro assay data.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

FDA Flags Temporary Artificial Heart for Mortality, Stroke Risk FDA Flags Temporary Artificial Heart for Mortality, Stroke Risk
The letter to healthcare providers was issued after the agency reviewed final results of a postmarket study conducted by the device maker, SynCardia Systems.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

AI System Accurately Detects 53 Kinds of Eye Disease AI System Accurately Detects 53 Kinds of Eye Disease
In'jaw-dropping'trial results, researchers find that an artificial intelligence system was as effective as some of the world's best eye experts in spotting diseases that could lead to blindness.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Triggers of Takotsubo Syndrome Point to Differing Prognoses Triggers of Takotsubo Syndrome Point to Differing Prognoses
A new study finds unique differences in survival but also raises questions about how best to classify these patients and why so many have no identifiable triggering event.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

No Benefit From RAI After Second Thyroid Cancer Surgery No Benefit From RAI After Second Thyroid Cancer Surgery
Patients with recurrent thyroid cancer who undergo a second operation do not experience a reduction in subsequent recurrence if they receive postoperative radioactive iodine (RAI), say US investigators.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

FDA Grants 510(k) Clearance to New Spinal Implant FDA Grants 510(k) Clearance to New Spinal Implant
The Foundation 3D anterior lumbar interbody cage implant uses CoreLink's proprietary mimetic metal technology, which mimics key characteristics of natural bone.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

WGA Speeds Diagnosis of Devastating Seizure Disorder in Kids WGA Speeds Diagnosis of Devastating Seizure Disorder in Kids
Whole-genome analysis looks more clinically and economically feasible for diagnosing newborns with a rare, but devastating, epilepsy syndrome, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Weight Gain Doesn't Diminish Benefits of Giving Up Smoking Weight Gain Doesn't Diminish Benefits of Giving Up Smoking
Risk for type 2 diabetes rises temporarily for people who gain weight when they quit smoking, but cardiovascular benefit stays steady regardless.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

AHA Advisory Recommends Healthy Eating, Not Just Variety AHA Advisory Recommends Healthy Eating, Not Just Variety
The advice to'eat a variety of foods'is outdated because studies show a more varied diet often included more unhealthy foods and was not linked with a healthier weight, an AHA advisory reports.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Study Supports Newest Indication for IL6R Blockade in Giant Cell Arteritis Study Supports Newest Indication for IL6R Blockade in Giant Cell Arteritis
New research confirms the association of a common variant in the gene that encodes the receptor for IL-6 with reduced risk for aortic aneurysm and supports the newest indication for IL6R blockade, giant cell arteritis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

CV Events Increase Only With High Levels of Sodium Intake: PURE CV Events Increase Only With High Levels of Sodium Intake: PURE
Reducing sodium intake is seen as protective against CV events, but an international study suggests events increase only in communities with very high sodium consumption of 5 g daily or more.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Ultrasound Surveillance More Cost-Effective Than Biopsy for Certain Thyroid Nodules Ultrasound Surveillance More Cost-Effective Than Biopsy for Certain Thyroid Nodules
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Gut Transporter Protein Mediates Beneficial Endocannabinoid Release Gut Transporter Protein Mediates Beneficial Endocannabinoid Release
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news