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CMS Postpones Bundled Payment Programs to January CMS Postpones Bundled Payment Programs to January
Second 3-month delay reflects industry's desire for more time to prepare; HHS Secretary Price's dislike of mandatory pilots may also be a factor.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Trump Administration Asks for Time to Weigh Obamacare Subsidies Trump Administration Asks for Time to Weigh Obamacare Subsidies
The Trump administration and U.S. House of Representatives Republicans on Monday asked a federal court for more time to decide how to proceed on the cost-sharing subsidies paid to health insurers that play a vital role in the Obamacare healthcare law.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

No Harm Seen in MRI Gadolinium Retention in Brain, FDA Says No Harm Seen in MRI Gadolinium Retention in Brain, FDA Says
Nearly 2 years of study yield no evidence of adverse events, but the FDA continues to recommend that clinicians use gadolinium-based contrast agents sparingly.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radiology News Alert Source Type: news

30-Day Readmissions Reduced at High-Volume TAVR Centers 30-Day Readmissions Reduced at High-Volume TAVR Centers
All TAVR centers should strive to be top performers, experts say, although the observational study doesn't explain causes of the difference. Readmissions at high-volume centers were also less costly.Heartwire from Medscape (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Opioid Oversupply Common After Surgery Opioid Oversupply Common After Surgery
Most patients have unused opioid pills after treatment of surgical pain, while few report awareness of proper storage or disposal practices.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Can Sleep Loss Lead to Weight Gain? Can Sleep Loss Lead to Weight Gain?
Poor sleep may make us more likely to eat more and gain weight, according to preliminary research results.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Reproductive Medicine Puts Physicians in Ethical Quandaries Reproductive Medicine Puts Physicians in Ethical Quandaries
In obstetrics, complex ethical issues arise day in and day out, and academic centers are priming to help specialists faced with moral dilemmas.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

High Rates of Anxiety in Syrian Kids, Moms Resettled in US High Rates of Anxiety in Syrian Kids, Moms Resettled in US
Overall, just 30% of adult refugees at a Michigan clinic had full-blown PTSD. But the disorder disproportionately affected mothers and children, said researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Pneumonia Treatment Failure Rates High Pneumonia Treatment Failure Rates High
A study of more than 250,000 patients shows that antibiotic prescribing choices for community-acquired pneumonia are missing the mark.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Brain Stimulation Helps Kick Chronic Knee Pain Brain Stimulation Helps Kick Chronic Knee Pain
Transcranial direct-current stimulation provides benefit over sham stimulation in reducing pain associated with knee osteoarthritis, randomized results show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

CBT Via Internet Reduces Depressive Symptoms CBT Via Internet Reduces Depressive Symptoms
Online CBT led to immediate, sustained reduction of mild to moderate depressive symptoms in a new meta-analysis, providing an option to patients"who might not otherwise seek mental health services."Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Best Practice for Elder Patients Fails to Curb Readmissions Best Practice for Elder Patients Fails to Curb Readmissions
A large study of an intervention to reduce the hospital readmission of older adults discharged from the emergency department suggests that resources might be better invested elsewhere.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Erectile Dysfunction Drugs Again Cleared of Melanoma Risk Erectile Dysfunction Drugs Again Cleared of Melanoma Risk
Another analysis of published data does not support a causal link between erectile dysfunction drugs and increased melanoma risk.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Heart Problems Hit Hopes for Experimental Amgen, UCB Bone Drug Heart Problems Hit Hopes for Experimental Amgen, UCB Bone Drug
Amgen Inc and UCB SA no longer expect their experimental osteoporosis drug to win U.S. approval this year after a higher rate of serious heart-related side effects were observed in a late-stage clinical trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

U.S. Gender Confirmation Surgery Up 19 Pct in 2016 U.S. Gender Confirmation Surgery Up 19 Pct in 2016
Gender confirmation surgeries rose 19 percent in 2016 from the previous year, a survey of plastic surgeons said, an increase some doctors attribute to expanded Medicare coverage and greater social acceptance of transgender people.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine News Source Type: news

The Hole Story: Ventilated Filters Make Smoking More Deadly The Hole Story: Ventilated Filters Make Smoking More Deadly
Ventilation holes in filters -- now found in nearly every brand of cigarette -- make smoking even more deadly and are associated with a steep rise in lung adenocarcinoma.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Parenthood May Protect Medical Residents Against Burnout Parenthood May Protect Medical Residents Against Burnout
Contrary to what might be expected, becoming a parent appears to protect medical residents from burnout, a new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Oil-Based Hysterosalpingograms Enhance Fertility Oil-Based Hysterosalpingograms Enhance Fertility
A randomized controlled trial found 10% more ongoing pregnancies and more live births when an oil contrast agent was used vs a water one.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Black Children More Likely to Die From Diabetes Black Children More Likely to Die From Diabetes
Despite a higher prevalence of diabetes in white children compared with black children, black children are significantly more likely to die from acute complications than white or Hispanic children.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Garden Project in Schools Linked to Lower BMI in Kids Garden Project in Schools Linked to Lower BMI in Kids
A comprehensive program targeting communities and families as well as kids is critical for improving eating habits, authors said.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Disasters Tied to Alcohol Abuse, PTSD in Young Victims Disasters Tied to Alcohol Abuse, PTSD in Young Victims
Exposure to major disasters has been tied to elevated levels of alcohol abuse and PTSD in youth and underlines the importance of access to mental health services for this population.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Cyberbullying Exacerbates Mental Health Issues Cyberbullying Exacerbates Mental Health Issues
Adolescents who were cyberbullied had higher scores on depression and anger measures than the nonbullied; cyberbullying was also linked to adverse early life experiences.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

CRT Landscape Shifts After New HF Guidelines in European Survey CRT Landscape Shifts After New HF Guidelines in European Survey
The pacing therapy is still often used in many patients without supporting data, or even against recommendations. Time to implement CRT performance measures in Europe, said an HF expert from France.Heartwire from Medscape (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

EU Regulators Propose Restrictions on Vancomycin EU Regulators Propose Restrictions on Vancomycin
Clinicians should no longer prescribe vancomycin capsules to treat staphylococcal enterocolitis, but many other uses for the warhorse antibiotic are still appropriate, the European Medicines Agency said.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

CHMP Backs Cenegermin (Oxervate) for Neurotrophic Keratitis CHMP Backs Cenegermin (Oxervate) for Neurotrophic Keratitis
The CHMP has recommended granting marketing authorization for Oxervate for the treatment of adults with moderate or severe neurotrophic keratitis.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Alert Source Type: news

Adding Pharmacists Doubles Deprescription Success Adding Pharmacists Doubles Deprescription Success
The inappropriate use of benzodiazepines in older adults can be reduced when pharmacists fax evidence-based opinions to prescribers, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Consumer Reports Ranks Top Sunscreens for 2017 Consumer Reports Ranks Top Sunscreens for 2017
Consumer Reports magazine tested 58 suncreen products and has made recommendations, following FDA recommendations.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Enzyme Supplement Protects Gluten-sensitive Patients Enzyme Supplement Protects Gluten-sensitive Patients
An enzyme that degrades gluten in the stomach and duodenum might help people with gluten sensitivity who unintentionally consume wheat or other grains avoid troublesome GI symptoms.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Italy Passes Law Obliging Parents to Vaccinate Children Italy Passes Law Obliging Parents to Vaccinate Children
Italy's cabinet approved a law on Friday obliging parents to vaccinate their children against infectious diseases as politicians spar over a spike in measles cases.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

EMA OKs Third-Generation Transplant for Knee Cartilage Repair EMA OKs Third-Generation Transplant for Knee Cartilage Repair
The patient's cartilage cells are cultured in the lab without an artificial scaffold. The cells grow their own matrix before they're transplanted back into a worn-out knee.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics News Alert Source Type: news

Surgeons Support Teaching Public to Stop Bleeding in Emergencies Surgeons Support Teaching Public to Stop Bleeding in Emergencies
Just as many regular people have already learned CPR, members of the public can and should learn techniques to stop bleeding after mass-shooting events or everyday injuries, a survey of U.S. surgeons concludes.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Vision Impairment Among U.S. Preschoolers a Growing Problem Vision Impairment Among U.S. Preschoolers a Growing Problem
A growing number of U.S. children may develop vision problems before they reach kindergarten, according to a study that suggests eye screenings will become increasingly important for the preschool set.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Diet Drinks Don't Up Calorie Intake, Help Control Cravings Diet Drinks Don't Up Calorie Intake, Help Control Cravings
Negative press has surrounded diet drinks recently, but new data indicate such beverages don't lead to overeating, which has been a concern. Experts at an obesity conference say they have a role.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

CHMP Recommends Triple Combo for COPD Maintenance CHMP Recommends Triple Combo for COPD Maintenance
The EMA's CHMP has recommended granting marketing authorization for Trimbow, a combination of three inhaled medications, for the maintenance treatment of adults with moderate to severe COPD.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Alert Source Type: news

Patiromer for Hyperkalemia Recommended for Marketing in EU Patiromer for Hyperkalemia Recommended for Marketing in EU
The potassium-binding agent had been seen to safely control mild to moderate hyperkalemia in a phase 2 trial of patients with diabetic nephropathy.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

Birth Weight May Impact Intelligence Throughout Life Birth Weight May Impact Intelligence Throughout Life
Being born at below-normal weight is associated with a lower intelligence quotient (IQ) not only in childhood and young adulthood, but even at age 50, according to a Danish study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Heterogeneous Lab Ref Values Hamper Dx of Pediatric Celiac Disease Heterogeneous Lab Ref Values Hamper Dx of Pediatric Celiac Disease
Heterogeneous upper limits of normal for anti-tissue transglutaminase (anti-tTG) hamper the diagnosis of pediatric celiac disease using the revised ESPGHAN (European Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition) guidelines, according to a new survey.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

CHMP Recommends Brodalumab (Kyntheum) for Plaque Psoriasis CHMP Recommends Brodalumab (Kyntheum) for Plaque Psoriasis
The EMA's CHMP has recommended granting marketing authorization for brodalumab (Kyntheum, LEO Pharma, A/S) for the treatment of adults with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology News Alert Source Type: news

May 19 Cardiology News May 19 Cardiology News
Subclinical AF, SVT nasal spray, post – AF-ablation drugs, anticoagulation and dementia risk, and the therapeutic role of diet are discussed by Dr Mandrola in this week's podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Democratic AGs Will Seek to Intervene in Obamacare Case Democratic AGs Will Seek to Intervene in Obamacare Case
More than a dozen Democratic attorneys general on Thursday sought to intervene to defend a key part of the Obamacare healthcare law -- subsidy payments to insurance companies -- which is under threat in a court case.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Transradial Access May Mitigate Acute Kidney Injury in ACS Transradial Access May Mitigate Acute Kidney Injury in ACS
Data from a MATRIX substudy support a radial-first approach for ACS patients undergoing angiography or PCI, but operator expertise remains a critical part of the equation.Heartwire from Medscape (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

First Drug for Cachexia Refused Approval in Europe First Drug for Cachexia Refused Approval in Europe
When the clinical trial data were first presented at a European meeting, they were welcomed enthusiastically, but they didn't make the cut for approval.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Alert Source Type: news

First Drug for Cachexia -- Cheers, Then Rejection First Drug for Cachexia -- Cheers, Then Rejection
When the clinical trial data were first presented at a European meeting, they were welcomed enthusiastically, but they didn't make the cut for approval.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Alert Source Type: news

Mindful Eating'Helps Weight Loss'Mindful Eating'Helps Weight Loss '
Increasing mindfulness about eating is an effective way to aid weight loss, according to new research.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Probucol Reduces Events in Stroke Patients at Risk for ICH Probucol Reduces Events in Stroke Patients at Risk for ICH
The novel lipid-lowering/antioxidant drug may offer a potential new secondary prevention option in these patients at risk for both major forms of stroke, PICASSO investigators suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Website Increases Advance Care Planning Website Increases Advance Care Planning
A simple website on advance care planning can spur patients to become engaged in important discussions and physicians to enter necessary information in a patient's electronic health record.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

NOR-TEST: Tenecteplase Similar to Alteplase in Stroke NOR-TEST: Tenecteplase Similar to Alteplase in Stroke
The newer thrombolytic given as a bolus dose showed functional and safety outcomes similar to those of alteplase infusion in the NOR-TEST trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Three More Biosimilar Rituximab Products in Europe Three More Biosimilar Rituximab Products in Europe
More biosimilar rituximab products are coming to Europe, bringing hope of lower prices.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Alert Source Type: news

Long-term Metformin Use'Has No Cognitive Impact'Long-term Metformin Use'Has No Cognitive Impact '
Patients and clinicians can be reassured that long-term use of metformin does not lead to worsening cognitive performance, new results from prolonged follow-up of the large-scale diabetes-prevention program indicate.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Biking Does Not Hurt Sexual or Urinary Function Biking Does Not Hurt Sexual or Urinary Function
Despite concerns, international surveys show that issues related to perineal compression during cycling are minor, and only affect some bike riders.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology News Source Type: news