Docs, Nurses Weigh in on Use of Terms'Providers,'' Consumers'Docs, Nurses Weigh in on Use of Terms'Providers,'' Consumers '
A Medscape poll shows physicians are much more likely to find the term"provider" undesirable and much less likely to view patients as"consumers" than nurses/APRNs.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

FDA OKs First-in-Class Antibiotic Lefamulin (Xenleta) for CABP FDA OKs First-in-Class Antibiotic Lefamulin (Xenleta) for CABP
The new semisynthetic pleuromutilin antibiotic will be available for oral and IV administration with a short 5- to 7-day course of therapy for community-acquired bacterial pneumonia (CABP).FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

Crisis for Severe Malaria Treatment in United States Crisis for Severe Malaria Treatment in United States
The last stocks of the only FDA-approved injectable drug for severe malaria expired in April, compassionate access to the only alternative is at least 8 hours away, and hospitals need emergency plans.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

FDA Approves Celgene's Bone Marrow Cancer Treatment FDA Approves Celgene's Bone Marrow Cancer Treatment
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved Celgene Corp's Inrebic (fedratinib) to treat certain rare forms of bone marrow cancer called myelofibrosis, making it the second approved drug to treat the disease.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Solid, Hematological Malignancies Show Different Responses to Zoster Vaccines Solid, Hematological Malignancies Show Different Responses to Zoster Vaccines
Inactivated varicella zoster virus (VZV) vaccine elicits protective responses in immunosuppressed patients with solid tumor malignancies, whereas patients with hematological malignancies respond to adjuvanted recombinant zoster vaccine, according to a pair of new studies.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

PBMs Pass on Rebates to Part D Drug Plans: GAO PBMs Pass on Rebates to Part D Drug Plans: GAO
The finding is relevant to the congressional debate over whether drug rebates should be passed on to consumers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Mother's Voice May Shield Sleeping Newborn From NICU Noise Mother's Voice May Shield Sleeping Newborn From NICU Noise
Babies in the neonatal ICU who are exposed to their mothers'voice during sleep are less likely to awaken after loud bursts of ambient noise, especially if they were born at or after 35 weeks'gestation, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Ebola Spread to New Congo Area Shows Flawed Response - Aid Workers Ebola Spread to New Congo Area Shows Flawed Response - Aid Workers
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Overscreening, Undertreatment Common for Cancers in the & quot;Oldest Old & quot; Overscreening, Undertreatment Common for Cancers in the & quot;Oldest Old & quot;
Cancers diagnosed after age 85 are more likely to be found at a later stage - despite over-screening in this age group - and are less likely to be treated surgically, a large observational study reveals.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Choking Hazard: Another Reason to Skip Supplements Choking Hazard: Another Reason to Skip Supplements
Multivitamin and calcium supplements often lodged in older adults'throats, presenting a preventable choking hazard, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

As Americans Get Heavier, Obesity-Linked Cancers May Strike Earlier As Americans Get Heavier, Obesity-Linked Cancers May Strike Earlier
Increasing numbers of middle-aged Americans appear to be developing cancers that can be associated with obesity, new data suggest.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Tobacco Industry Anti-Smoking Ads Reached Less Than Half of U.S. Adults Tobacco Industry Anti-Smoking Ads Reached Less Than Half of U.S. Adults
Court-ordered anti-smoking ads sponsored by the tobacco industry reached only around 40% of adults and about half of all smokers in the U.S., a recent study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Disparities in Access to Best Stroke Treatment Disparities in Access to Best Stroke Treatment
Less than 10% of U.S. stroke patients get a treatment that evidence shows is most effective for ischemic stroke – and the odds are even lower for patients who are black and Hispanic, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Better Detection of Clinically Significant Prostate Cancer With MRI Plus Targeted Biopsy Better Detection of Clinically Significant Prostate Cancer With MRI Plus Targeted Biopsy
Prebiopsy multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI) combined with targeted biopsy is associated with improved detection of clinically significant prostate cancer compared with transrectal ultrasonography-guided systemic biopsy alone, a systematic review and meta-analysis reveals.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Guselkumab May Have Edge Over Secukinumab in Long-Term Control of Psoriasis Guselkumab May Have Edge Over Secukinumab in Long-Term Control of Psoriasis
For moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis, treatment with guselkumab was superior to secukinumab based on 90% or better improvement from baseline in patients'Psoriasis Area and Severity Index score (PASI 90) at 48 weeks in the ECLIPSE study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Trump Rule Targeting Poor Immigrants Could Harm Children, Health - Advocates Trump Rule Targeting Poor Immigrants Could Harm Children, Health - Advocates
A Trump administration plan to cut legal immigration by poor people will likely result in sicker children, more communicable diseases and greater homelessness in the United States, according to immigrant advocates and the federal government's own analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Surgical Training Programs Not Supportive of New Parents Surgical Training Programs Not Supportive of New Parents
Surgical residents say it's tough to have children during their five years of intensive training due to a lack of flexibility in program requirements and lack of support from peers and faculty.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

U.S. FDA Proposes New Health Warnings on Cigarette Packs, Advertisements U.S. FDA Proposes New Health Warnings on Cigarette Packs, Advertisements
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday proposed new health warnings for cigarette packages and advertisements, as small size and lack of an image in current warnings make them virtually invisible.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Different Presentation Leads to Later Colorectal-Cancer Diagnosis in People Under 50 Different Presentation Leads to Later Colorectal-Cancer Diagnosis in People Under 50
Presentation with nonspecific symptoms contributes to delays in the diagnosis of colorectal cancer in patients younger than 50, researchers in the U.K. report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Low Vitamin D Linked to Worse Parkinson's Symptoms Low Vitamin D Linked to Worse Parkinson's Symptoms
Parkinson's disease (PD) patients have lower levels of vitamin D than their healthy peers, a new study confirms.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Finger-to-Nose Test May Refine Prehospital Stroke Recognition Finger-to-Nose Test May Refine Prehospital Stroke Recognition
Adding the finger-to-nose (FTN) test to standard screening may better help paramedics to recognize posterior circulation ischemic stroke, according to findings from a small study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

At Top Medical Journals, Women Are Gaining Ground -- Slowly At Top Medical Journals, Women Are Gaining Ground -- Slowly
Although there has been some progress, a woman's name rarely sits atop the masthead of a major medical journal.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Burundi Starts Ebola Vaccines for Health Workers -WHO Burundi Starts Ebola Vaccines for Health Workers -WHO
Burundi has started vaccinating its health workers against Ebola, beginning with those near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

New Evidence Strengthens Link Between Enterovirus and Acute Flaccid Myelitis New Evidence Strengthens Link Between Enterovirus and Acute Flaccid Myelitis
Patients with acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) commonly have antibodies to enterovirus (EV) peptides in their cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), further supporting a link between EV and AFM, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

As U.S. Restrictions Tighten, Women Seeking Abortions Hit the Road As U.S. Restrictions Tighten, Women Seeking Abortions Hit the Road
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Medicare Wastes Billions on Newer Drugs Medicare Wastes Billions on Newer Drugs
Medicare could have saved close to $17 billion from 2011-2017 by substituting 12 older drugs (racemic precursors) for newer single-enantiomer drugs, and beneficiaries could have saved more than $1 billion in out-of-pocket costs, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news

Air Pollution Can Damage Even Healthy Lungs Air Pollution Can Damage Even Healthy Lungs
The more exposure people have to air pollution, especially ozone, the more lung damage they develop over time, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Medical Abortions Can Be Safely Supervised Via Telemedicine Medical Abortions Can Be Safely Supervised Via Telemedicine
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Virtual Reality Experiences Can Help Ease Severe Pain Virtual Reality Experiences Can Help Ease Severe Pain
Playing virtual reality games or relaxing in a virtual nature setting might help ease chronic pain, particularly when symptoms are severe, a new experiment suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology News Source Type: news

Liver Disease Related to Obesity and Diabetes Rising in U.S. Liver Disease Related to Obesity and Diabetes Rising in U.S.
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Poorer Kids May Have Less Shade in Their Schoolyards Poorer Kids May Have Less Shade in Their Schoolyards
Elementary schools with the greatest proportions of poor children may have the least amount of shade in their schoolyards where kids spend their recess, a new U.S. study finds.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Nine Hospital Nurses Pregnant at Same Time Have Given Birth Nine Hospital Nurses Pregnant at Same Time Have Given Birth
Nine labor and delivery nurses from Maine Medical Center in Portland who were all pregnant at the same time have all given birth to their babies.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Brain Wave May Help Predict Psychosis Brain Wave May Help Predict Psychosis
Deficits in amplitude of the auditory P300 event-related potential, a measure that can be detected by EEG, may be a prognostic biomarker of outcomes in patients with psychosis risk syndrome (PRS), researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Course of Stargardt Disease Varies Between Siblings Course of Stargardt Disease Varies Between Siblings
Disease course is frequently discordant between siblings with Stargardt disease (STGD1) who carry the same ABCA4 gene variant, new findings show.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Trump Administration Hits Brakes on Law to Curb Unneeded Medicare CT Scans, MRIs Trump Administration Hits Brakes on Law to Curb Unneeded Medicare CT Scans, MRIs
Critics worry the delays come at a steep cost: Medicare paying for millions of unnecessary exams and patients subject to radiation for no medical benefit.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Adjuvant Chemoradiotherapy May Boost Endometrial-Cancer Survival Adjuvant Chemoradiotherapy May Boost Endometrial-Cancer Survival
Combined adjuvant chemotherapy and radiotherapy appear significantly more effective than pelvic radiotherapy alone for women with high-risk endometrial cancer, according to a post hoc analysis of the PORTEC-3 trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Fewer Parents Smoke When Pediatricians Offer Tobacco Screening, Treatment Fewer Parents Smoke When Pediatricians Offer Tobacco Screening, Treatment
Parents who smoke may be more likely to quit when they receive tobacco screening and smoking cessation treatment from their child's pediatrician than when they don't get this support, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Teen Vaping Tied to Marijuana Use Teen Vaping Tied to Marijuana Use
Adolescents and young adults who have smoked e-cigarettes are more than three times more likely to move on to marijuana than youth who never try vaping, a research review study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Good Sleep Plus Limits on Screen Time Help With Impulse Control Good Sleep Plus Limits on Screen Time Help With Impulse Control
The potential for positive change is high because few kids meet suggested sleep time and screen limits, a study found. Physicians can use the evidence to advise parents, the researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Is It Ethical to Use Medical Data Derived From Evil Sources? Is It Ethical to Use Medical Data Derived From Evil Sources?
Some immoral experiments have produced valuable information.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Estrogen Patch a Boon for Schizophrenia in Women? Estrogen Patch a Boon for Schizophrenia in Women?
Adjunctive estrogen patches significantly improve positive and negative symptoms of schizophrenia in premenopausal women, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

California Surprise-Billing Law Lowers In-Network Payments: Study California Surprise-Billing Law Lowers In-Network Payments: Study
Based on interviews with stakeholders, the study shows that government intervention has altered the balance of power between physicians and health plans.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

Naltrexone Seems Effective for Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnancy Naltrexone Seems Effective for Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnancy
Naltrexone may be effective for treating opioid use disorder (OUD) in pregnant women who choose to completely detoxify off opioid drugs, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Superbug E. Coli Strains in Healthy Women Raise Risk of Resistant UTIs Superbug E. Coli Strains in Healthy Women Raise Risk of Resistant UTIs
Fluoroquinolone-resistant (FQR) strains of Escherichia coli may persist in the gut of healthy women and subsequently invade the urinary system, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Antidiabetic-Medication Prescriptions Change Little Following CV Events Antidiabetic-Medication Prescriptions Change Little Following CV Events
The prescription of glucose-lowering medications in patients with type 2 diabetes changes little after a cardiovascular event, the DATAFILE study shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Health Organizations Decry New'Public Charge' Rule Health Organizations Decry New'Public Charge' Rule
The Trump administration policy will make legal immigrants sicker and potentially drive up costs for all Americans, they said.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Genotyping Panel Accurately Identifies Biomarkers for Solid Cancers in Plasma Genotyping Panel Accurately Identifies Biomarkers for Solid Cancers in Plasma
A highly sensitive cell-free DNA (cfDNA) sequencing-based method allows simultaneous determination of microsatellite instability (MSI) status and genomic biomarkers for solid cancers in plasma, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Evolus Says Launch of Its Botox Rival Ahead of Its Expectations Evolus Says Launch of Its Botox Rival Ahead of Its Expectations
Evolus Inc on Monday reported revenue of $2.3 million from early sales of its newly launched rival to Allergan Plc's Botox, ahead of its own expectations.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine News Source Type: news

Acupuncture May Improve Leg Pain in Chronic Discogenic Sciatica Acupuncture May Improve Leg Pain in Chronic Discogenic Sciatica
Acupuncture can relieve leg pain in patients with chronic discogenic sciatica, a small sham-controlled trial suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology News Source Type: news

Residency Bullying: Trainer on Trainee Harassment Common Residency Bullying: Trainer on Trainee Harassment Common
In a national survey of internal medicine residents, approximately 14% reported experiencing bullying during their training but fewer than one third sought help.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news