Obstetric Care Under Threat in Rural Areas Obstetric Care Under Threat in Rural Areas
Ready access to maternity services in rural areas is not a given, yet access to obstetric hospitals is associated with decreased rates of preterm birth and neonatal/perinatal mortality.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Dupilumab-Improved Lung Function Lasts in Children With Asthma Dupilumab-Improved Lung Function Lasts in Children With Asthma
Add-on treatment with dupilumab may improve lung function in children aged 6-11 years with uncontrolled moderate to severe type 2 inflammatory asthma, results from a phase 3 study show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

How Meth Has Changed in 20 Years How Meth Has Changed in 20 Years
The rise of P2P methamphetamine is fueling mental health problems and homelessness across the United States, according to a new book.Quick Take (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Midwife-Assisted Community Births Post Low Adverse Outcomes Midwife-Assisted Community Births Post Low Adverse Outcomes
Nulliparous women delivering at home or in community centers were more likely than multiparous women to transfer to hospital settings.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Erenumab Tied to Rapid Conversion From Chronic to Acute Migraine Erenumab Tied to Rapid Conversion From Chronic to Acute Migraine
The anti-calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) monoclonal antibody erenumab is associated with rapid and sustained conversion from chronic to episodic migraine, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

What Will It Take to Boost Vaccinations? What Will It Take to Boost Vaccinations?
"We've still got to use common sense," Pastor Lewis says."Anything that can ward off suffering and death, I think, is a wonderful thing."Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Lawsuits Demand Unproven Ivermectin for COVID Patients Lawsuits Demand Unproven Ivermectin for COVID Patients
At least two dozen lawsuits have been filed around the US, many in recent weeks, by people seeking to force hospitals to give their COVID-stricken loved ones ivermectin.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

US  FDA Considering Lowering Recommended Age for PFizer/BioNTech COVID-19 Boosters US  FDA Considering Lowering Recommended Age for PFizer/BioNTech COVID-19 Boosters
A top US Food and Drug Administration official has said that the agency is considering lowering the recommended age for who should receive booster shots of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to as young as 40 years old.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Nearly Two Thirds of New Yorkers Are Fully Vaccinated Nearly Two Thirds of New Yorkers Are Fully Vaccinated
About 12.7 million of New York's 20 million residents are fully vaccinated, according to data released Saturday by the CDC.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

States Can Reserve COVID Shots for Kids Aged 5 –11 This Week States Can Reserve COVID Shots for Kids Aged 5 –11 This Week
To help states and cities prepare for the rollout, the CDC issued guidance on how to set up expanded vaccination programs.Medscape (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: None News Source Type: news

Top US Hospitals Largely Silent on Black Lives Matter: Study Top US Hospitals Largely Silent on Black Lives Matter: Study
New study of tweets by top American hospitals finds they could do a better job of signaling support for Black lives.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

US Arthritis Prevalence Continues Steady Rise, CDC Reports US Arthritis Prevalence Continues Steady Rise, CDC Reports
The latest survey data indicate that more Americans have arthritis than ever before, possibly because of an aging population, worsening individual health, and economic factors.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Gut Bacteria May Fuel Prostate Cancer Treatment Resistance Gut Bacteria May Fuel Prostate Cancer Treatment Resistance
During prostate cancer treatment, some gut bacteria start making hormones that may support cancer growth and treatment resistance.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Nebraska AG: Docs Can Prescribe Controversial COVID Drugs Nebraska AG: Docs Can Prescribe Controversial COVID Drugs
Nebraska's attorney general said Friday that he won't seek disciplinary action against doctors who prescribe controversial, off-label drugs to treat and prevent coronavirus infections.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Pandemic Adds More Weight to Burden of Obesity in Children Pandemic Adds More Weight to Burden of Obesity in Children
"Our nation's safety net is fragile, outdated, and out of reach for millions of eligible kids and caregivers," said an author of a new report.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Court Again Lets Texas Continue Banning Most Abortions Court Again Lets Texas Continue Banning Most Abortions
The decision Thursday could push the law closer to returning to the US Supreme Court, which has already once allowed the restrictions to take effect.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Humans Using Tobacco 12,000 Years Ago, Seed Remains Show Humans Using Tobacco 12,000 Years Ago, Seed Remains Show
The discovery of burnt seeds in an ancient hearth suggests people were using tobacco as much as 9000 years earlier than previously thought.Quick Take (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Insurance Focused on Virtual Visits? A New Twist in Health Plans Insurance Focused on Virtual Visits? A New Twist in Health Plans
New, often lower-cost plans capitalize on the convenience of telemedicine, but consumers should weigh costs and care options before enrolling in a"virtual-first" plan.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Lumbar Epidural Steroid Jab Lowers Bone Formation in Older Women Lumbar Epidural Steroid Jab Lowers Bone Formation in Older Women
The extent and duration of the effects of a lumbar epidural steroid injection suggest that patients who receive multiple injections may be at particular risk for skeletal problems.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Hypoparathyroidism Rates Low After Thyroidectomy for Graves Disease Hypoparathyroidism Rates Low After Thyroidectomy for Graves Disease
The incidence of the known complication of total thyroidectomy is shown to be under 3% in older patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

New York Surgeon Dies in Hit-and-Run Car Crash New York Surgeon Dies in Hit-and-Run Car Crash
John Chambers Hordines, Jr, was an avid outdoorsman, loved classic rock, and had"one of the biggest hearts you'll ever find," a colleague recalled.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

Study Points to Ideal Age for CAC Testing in Young Adults Study Points to Ideal Age for CAC Testing in Young Adults
Although a robust predictor of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, few data are available on coronary artery calcium (CAC) testing in younger adults, for whom the CAC burden is typically lower.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

FDA: Anti-Infection Plans on Tap for More Heater-Cooler Devices FDA: Anti-Infection Plans on Tap for More Heater-Cooler Devices
Two companies are testing risk-mitigation strategies for the temperature-regulation systems for open-chest surgery, while two others are telling centers to stop using their devices, the agency says.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

Failure to Communicate'Doc-to-Doc' Blamed for Patient's Death Failure to Communicate'Doc-to-Doc' Blamed for Patient's Death
A lawsuit alleged that a patient died because the surgical oncologist did not make it clear to the treatment team that the tumor had not been completely resected.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Dialysis Center Closures Linked to Hospitalizations and Deaths Dialysis Center Closures Linked to Hospitalizations and Deaths
Closure of in-center dialysis facilities increases the risk of hospitalizations among patients with end-stage kidney disease compared with those not affected by closures.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

IgE Ratios May Provide More Accurate Allergy Diagnosis IgE Ratios May Provide More Accurate Allergy Diagnosis
A ratio approach involving total IgE, serum-specific IgE, and allergen components is interesting but may not be practical, especially in the United States.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Homicide Remains a Top Cause of Maternal Mortality Homicide Remains a Top Cause of Maternal Mortality
The prevalence of homicide was 16% higher in pregnant women or postpartum women than nonpregnant or nonpostpartum women in the United States.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Telehealth a Game Changer for Addiction Treatment? Telehealth a Game Changer for Addiction Treatment?
Telehealth may allow patients to engage more in addiction treatment, but more research is needed to confirm the benefits and determine how best to tailor services to individual patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

FDA OKs iPLEDGE Change for Gender-Neutral Language FDA OKs iPLEDGE Change for Gender-Neutral Language
In recent years, dermatologists and others have advocated for the change, hoping to make the process more inclusive and less intrusive for their transgender patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

HHS Okays Pilot to Mandate Coverage of Gender-Affirming Care HHS Okays Pilot to Mandate Coverage of Gender-Affirming Care
The US Department of Health and Human Services has approved Colorado's request to require some private insurers in the state to cover gender-affirming care.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Is Epigenetic Inheritance a Lost Cause? Is Epigenetic Inheritance a Lost Cause?
Epigenetic tags may not be handed down through generations, but research is unveiling new avenues to evaluate disease and the aging process.Quick Take (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

Docs: Insurers' Payment Delays, Downcoding a'Revenue Grab'Docs: Insurers' Payment Delays, Downcoding a'Revenue Grab '
Demand for documentation on many routine claims by ambulatory care groups is slowing payment; more complex claims are routinely downcoded by major insurers as well.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

US  FDA Gives Marketing Nod to an e-Cigarette for the First Time US  FDA Gives Marketing Nod to an e-Cigarette for the First Time
The US FDA on Tuesday allowed British American Tobacco to market its Vuse Solo e-cigarettes and tobacco-flavored pods, making it the first-ever vapor product to get clearance from the health regulator.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Alert Source Type: news

' Baby-Wearing' Poses Serious Injury Risks for Infants'Baby-Wearing' Poses Serious Injury Risks for Infants
Carrying a child against your body in a sling, soft carrier, or other device can be beneficial, but also entails risks, new data show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Gender-Affirming Care'Can Save Lives,' New Research Shows Gender-Affirming Care'Can Save Lives,' New Research Shows
Although the study population of trans and nonbinary youth were self-selected, they showed a substantial decline in depression and suicidality after a year of gender-affirming care.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

New Landmines in Your Next (and Even Current) Employment Contract New Landmines in Your Next (and Even Current) Employment Contract
Physicians getting a new employment contract -- or even those asked to renegotiate their current contract -- may face some tough clauses. Here's what you need to watch out for.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Crohn's Disease: No Decline in Stomas With Anti-TNF Therapy Crohn's Disease: No Decline in Stomas With Anti-TNF Therapy
Despite the increasing use of anti –TNF medications and a low rate of proctectomy, a recent analysis finds no decline in stoma incidence among patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

No Connection Between Allergic Diseases and Mental Disorders No Connection Between Allergic Diseases and Mental Disorders
Study may settle a long-simmering question arising from high rates of comorbidity.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Omega-3s Tame Inflammation in Elderly COVID-19 Patients Omega-3s Tame Inflammation in Elderly COVID-19 Patients
Omega-3 fatty acid infusions could help quell inflammation in older patients with multiple comorbidities, according to investigators.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Kaiser Permanente Faces Strike Votes in California, Oregon Kaiser Permanente Faces Strike Votes in California, Oregon
More than 24,000 nurses and other healthcare workers at Kaiser Permanente in California and Oregon have overwhelmingly authorized a strike.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing News Source Type: news

California Coronavirus Death Count Tops 70,000 as Cases Fall California Coronavirus Death Count Tops 70,000 as Cases Fall
The most populous state is in a much better situation as it enters the colder months this year.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

WHO Advises Additional COVID Shot for Immunocompromised People WHO Advises Additional COVID Shot for Immunocompromised People
The World Health Organization on Monday recommended that immunocompromised people be given an additional dose of COVID-19 vaccine.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Italy's Mandatory Health Pass Not Boosting Jabs as Hoped, Data Shows Italy's Mandatory Health Pass Not Boosting Jabs as Hoped, Data Shows
Italy's attempt to boost vaccinations by making a contested health pass necessary to go to work is not having the desired effect, data shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

EU Assesses Regeneron/Roche COVID-19 Antibody Cocktail for Authorization EU Assesses Regeneron/Roche COVID-19 Antibody Cocktail for Authorization
The EU's drug regulator said it was evaluating a marketing authorization for an antibody cocktail developed by Roche and Regeneron for treatment and prevention of COVID-19 in people above the age of 12.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

AstraZeneca Antibody Cocktail Study Shows Success Treating COVID-19 AstraZeneca Antibody Cocktail Study Shows Success Treating COVID-19
AstraZeneca's antibody cocktail against COVID-19 has been proven to work as a preventive shot in the noninfected.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

US  Will Accept WHO-Approved COVID-19 Vaccines for International Visitors US  Will Accept WHO-Approved COVID-19 Vaccines for International Visitors
The US will accept the use by international visitors of COVID-19 vaccines authorized by US regulators or the World Health Organization, the CDC said late on Friday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

UCLA Anesthesiologist Escorted From Work Over Vaccine Refusal UCLA Anesthesiologist Escorted From Work Over Vaccine Refusal
Dr Christopher Rake had previously been recorded attending an anti-vaccination rally in late August.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology News Source Type: news

Face Masks May Reduce Endophthalmitis Face Masks May Reduce Endophthalmitis
Patients may be less likely to get endophthalmitis from intravitreal injections when everyone in the room wears a face mask.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Merck Seeks FDA Authorization for Antiviral COVID-19 Pill Merck Seeks FDA Authorization for Antiviral COVID-19 Pill
"The extraordinary impact of this pandemic demands that we move with unprecedented urgency, and that is what our teams have done by submitting this application for molnupiravir to the FDA..."WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Education Harmed by the Pandemic, but Inspired Innovation Too Education Harmed by the Pandemic, but Inspired Innovation Too
Several projects focused on how the pandemic and remote learning affected education, including widening disparity gaps, are being funded by the National Science Foundation.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news