Hip Exercises May Improve Walking, Pain With Knee Arthritis Hip Exercises May Improve Walking, Pain With Knee Arthritis
Patients with knee osteoarthritis can add hip-strengthening exercises to their workout to improve the ability to walk and maybe reduce pain, according to a research review.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Healthcare Organizations Are Battling Phishing Healthcare Organizations Are Battling Phishing
Many healthcare organizations remain vulnerable to phishing attacks, a new study finds.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Portuguese Nurses'' White March' Protest Takes Over Lisbon Streets Portuguese Nurses'' White March' Protest Takes Over Lisbon Streets
Dressed in white and holding white flowers, thousands of nurses marched through Lisbon on Friday in a show of unity to demand better pay and working conditions and protest the Portuguese government's poor handling of the long-running dispute.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing News Source Type: news

Suicide Games Can Spread Online for Months Before Parents Know Suicide Games Can Spread Online for Months Before Parents Know
Social media posts about suicide games may spread for months online before mainstream media reports help alert parents to the potential threat, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Childhood Cancer Survivors at High Risk for Skin Malignancies Childhood Cancer Survivors at High Risk for Skin Malignancies
As adults, childhood cancer survivors have a 30-fold higher risk than the general population of developing basal cell carcinoma, a Dutch study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Lack of Access to Type 1 Diabetes Technology'Unacceptable'Lack of Access to Type 1 Diabetes Technology'Unacceptable '
Type 1 diabetes patients in England and Wales face inequitable access to technologies such as continuous glucose monitoring which is leaving less than one third at HbA1c targets, warn experts.Medscape News UK (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Another JAK Inhibitor Shows Promise for Alopecia Areata Another JAK Inhibitor Shows Promise for Alopecia Areata
Early results show another JAK inhibitor is effective for the treatment of alopecia areata, and dermatologists are hoping that these drugs will provide a systemic solution to a devastating disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Smoking Doubles Risk for Sudden Unexplained Infant Death Smoking Doubles Risk for Sudden Unexplained Infant Death
The risk for sudden unexplained infant death was more than double among infants whose mothers smoked even one cigarette a day while pregnant, but fell when they reduced or quit, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

U.S. Senator Wants Criminal Investigation of Military Base Landlords U.S. Senator Wants Criminal Investigation of Military Base Landlords
U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal called on Thursday for a criminal fraud investigation of private landlords who operate housing on U.S. military bases, following Reuters reports that showed how thousands of U.S. military families were subjected to serious health and safety hazards in on-base housing.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Even Later-Life Exercise Reduces Mortality Even Later-Life Exercise Reduces Mortality
Regular exercise reduced the risk of dying by 29% to 36%, and increased physical activity in midlife was as effective as maintaining a high activity level from adolescence onward.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Seniors Increasingly Suffering Fractures While Walking Dogs Seniors Increasingly Suffering Fractures While Walking Dogs
Older adults who walk their dogs on a leash have been breaking bones at an increasing rate, with women and hip bones most at risk, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Daily-Living Dependency a Risk Factor for UTI Hospitalization in Home-Care Patients Daily-Living Dependency a Risk Factor for UTI Hospitalization in Home-Care Patients
Activities of daily living (ADL) dependency is"a potentially modifiable risk factor" for hospitalization for urinary tract infection (UTI) in older people receiving home healthcare (HHC), researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

Consensus Guidelines Target Maintenance Therapies for Lymphomas After Autologous Transplant Consensus Guidelines Target Maintenance Therapies for Lymphomas After Autologous Transplant
Maintenance therapy guidelines for lymphoma patients who have undergone autologous hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) were recently released by an expert panel from the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation, Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research, and European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Knee Surgery for Torn Cartilage May Not Be Worthwhile Knee Surgery for Torn Cartilage May Not Be Worthwhile
Many middle-aged and older adults with a meniscal tear and knee pain are not likely to benefit from arthroscopic partial meniscectomy (APM), a review of past studies suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Cost Savings Make Case for CGM Roll-out for T1D in Pregnancy Cost Savings Make Case for CGM Roll-out for T1D in Pregnancy
Offering continuous glucose monitoring to pregnant women with type 1 diabetes will not only improve clinical outcomes but lead to substantial savings in healthcare budgets, argue UK clinicians.Medscape News UK (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Insulin-Treated Diabetes Tied to LGA and Preterm Birth Insulin-Treated Diabetes Tied to LGA and Preterm Birth
Newborns of women with insulin-treated diabetes have the highest risk for being large for gestational age and prematurity; maternal type 2 diabetes increases these risks, and maternal obesity adds to it.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

AHA Scientific Statement on Sensitization After Heart Transplant AHA Scientific Statement on Sensitization After Heart Transplant
Current management strategies for sensitization in heart transplantation have yet to be standardized, and current therapies have yielded inconsistent results, a new review concludes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Prospect of Bright Light Therapy for MDD in Parkinson Dims Prospect of Bright Light Therapy for MDD in Parkinson Dims
Researchers report results from a randomized clinical trial to illuminate the effect of bright light therapy for the treatment of major depression in Parkinson disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Hospitals Finding New Ways to Integrate PAs and NPs Hospitals Finding New Ways to Integrate PAs and NPs
Advanced practice providers are finding new roles in telemedicine, behavioral health, and medical consults for surgeons. However, they are still being underused in many hospitals, experts say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Cellulitis Readmissions Common, Costly, Preventable Cellulitis Readmissions Common, Costly, Preventable
Readmission after hospitalization for cellulitis is"common and costly and may be preventable," researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

' Community' Refrigerators Aim to Freeze Out Food Waste'Community' Refrigerators Aim to Freeze Out Food Waste
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Fatal Implant-Associated Lymphoma After Buttock Enhancement Fatal Implant-Associated Lymphoma After Buttock Enhancement
A case of anaplastic large-cell lymphoma (ALCL) associated with a gluteal implant, resulting in death just months after initial presentation, has experts concerned.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Alex Trebek Has Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer Alex Trebek Has Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer
Jeopardy host Alex Trebek announced stage IV pancreatic cancer diagnosis.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

WHO Chief Unveils Reforms, With More Science, Apps and an Academy WHO Chief Unveils Reforms, With More Science, Apps and an Academy
The World Health Organization unveiled a landmark reform on Wednesday that targets billions of people around the globe and puts a stress on primary care for all rather than"moonshot" projects like eradicating diseases.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

FDA Okays Update of Problematic LifeVest Malfunction Alert FDA Okays Update of Problematic LifeVest Malfunction Alert
The agency has approved, and the company is implementing, a software update that clarifies and amplifies a safety-alert message triggered by a potentially disastrous electrical glitch.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

What Lack of Paid Family Leave Means for One Texas Mother What Lack of Paid Family Leave Means for One Texas Mother
Her baby boy Micah is just a few weeks old and already Lauren Hoffmann is back at work. She and her husband Will had decided she would take two months off to welcome Micah, their second child, born in December 2018.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

New Mothers Suffer Nerves, Guilt as Maternity Leave Ends New Mothers Suffer Nerves, Guilt as Maternity Leave Ends
Many new mothers worldwide express anxiety and guilt about leaving their babies to return to work, and some worry their nations'maternity policies reflect societies that value productivity over raising children.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Women Who Vape During Pregnancy May Wrongly Think It Safe Women Who Vape During Pregnancy May Wrongly Think It Safe
Health professionals advise against using any nicotine products during pregnancy, but some women are using e-cigarettes before, during or after pregnancy and thinking it's safer than smoking, U.S. researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Single-Patient Trials Help Find Best Medication for Hypertensive Kids Single-Patient Trials Help Find Best Medication for Hypertensive Kids
There is no single blood pressure-lowering drug that works for most hypertensive children, but single-patient randomized crossover trials (n-of-1 trials) can be used to optimize their management, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Drug Company Recalls Birth Control Pills Drug Company Recalls Birth Control Pills
Several lots of birth control pills have been recalled because they may be in the wrong order or may have an empty blister pocket.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Alert Source Type: news

Longer Resident Hours Not Tied to Worse Outcomes Longer Resident Hours Not Tied to Worse Outcomes
New data can put the question of resident hours to rest, experts said.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Spending on Abstinence-Only Education Not Tied to Fewer Teen Births Spending on Abstinence-Only Education Not Tied to Fewer Teen Births
U.S. government spending on abstinence-only education doesn't appear to reduce teen pregnancies and in some areas is having the opposite effect, a recent study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

New Risk Score Helps Predict Intra-Abdominal Abscess in Crohn's Disease New Risk Score Helps Predict Intra-Abdominal Abscess in Crohn's Disease
A new, five-parameter risk score accurately predicts intra-abdominal abscess in Crohn's disease (CD) patients presenting to the emergency department (ED), researchers from Israel report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Deep Electrodes May Outperform Subdural Grids in Epilepsy Localization Deep Electrodes May Outperform Subdural Grids in Epilepsy Localization
Stereoelectroencephalography (SEEG) appears to be more versatile and have better procedural morbidity than subdural electrode (SDE) implantation for identifying the source of seizures in patients with intractable epilepsy, according to a comparative analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

COPD Patients at Altitude Have Better Sleep Quality With Dexamethasone COPD Patients at Altitude Have Better Sleep Quality With Dexamethasone
Preventive dexamethasone treatment improved nocturnal oxygenation in certain chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients traveling to high altitudes, in a randomized controlled trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Program Promotes Safer Teratogen Use in Pediatric Rheumatology Program Promotes Safer Teratogen Use in Pediatric Rheumatology
A new program has improved patient education about potentially teratogenic treatments and increased pregnancy screening in a pediatric rheumatology clinic, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

First-Ever Female President Will Lead Orthopedic Surgeons First-Ever Female President Will Lead Orthopedic Surgeons
Kristy Weber, MD, will become the first female orthopedic surgeon to lead the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons as president in its 87-year history.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Stalled Progress on Staph Infections a Deadly Concern, CDC Says Stalled Progress on Staph Infections a Deadly Concern, CDC Says
More than 119,000 people developed S aureus bloodstream infections in 2017, and inconsistent or declining adherence to infection prevention recommendations might be slowing progress.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Senate Panel Tackles US Measles Outbreaks, Vaccine Exemptions Senate Panel Tackles US Measles Outbreaks, Vaccine Exemptions
Influential senator seeks feedback on combating the work of'charlatans and Internet fraudsters'who spread misinformation about the measles vaccine.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

FDA Issues Class I Recall of Raindrop Near Vision Inlay Device FDA Issues Class I Recall of Raindrop Near Vision Inlay Device
The recall stems from a postapproval study showing an increased risk for corneal haze associated with the device.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Alert Source Type: news

Time to See Air Pollution as a Human Rights Threat: U.N. Time to See Air Pollution as a Human Rights Threat: U.N.
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Acne Inversa Linked to Cardiovascular Disease Acne Inversa Linked to Cardiovascular Disease
People with inflamed and swollen skin lesions are at elevated risk for cardiovascular events, even at a young age, so should be monitored closely, dermatologists advise.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

No Dangerous Effects With Peptide-Based Peanut Immunotherapy No Dangerous Effects With Peptide-Based Peanut Immunotherapy
Early research shows that the formulation, which includes only the small peptide components of peanut protein that are believed to be critical for inducing tolerance in T-cells, is safe and effective.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

New Tool Uses Depression Severity to Predict Suicide Risk New Tool Uses Depression Severity to Predict Suicide Risk
A new assessment tool that detects severity and fluctuation of depressive symptoms predicts the risk of suicidality in high-risk individuals.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Medicare Trims Payments to 800 Hospitals, Citing Patient Safety Incidents Medicare Trims Payments to 800 Hospitals, Citing Patient Safety Incidents
The penalties are part of a program set up by the Affordable Care Act to prompt hospitals to pay more attention to safety issues that can lead to injuries, such as falls or hospital-acquired infections.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Eli Lilly Offers Lower-Priced Version of its Lispro Insulin Eli Lilly Offers Lower-Priced Version of its Lispro Insulin
The new'authorized generic'is the same product as Humalog, offered through a Lilly subsidiary at about half the list price to patients paying out of pocket.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Fluorouracil Plus Calcipotriene May Help Refractory Extramammary Paget Disease Fluorouracil Plus Calcipotriene May Help Refractory Extramammary Paget Disease
In patients who fail other therapies for extramammary Paget disease (EMPD), palliative therapy with topical fluorouracil and calcipotriene may be an option, a small case series suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

For Diagnosing a Patient's Ills, There's Strength in Numbers For Diagnosing a Patient's Ills, There's Strength in Numbers
Diagnoses may be more accurate if they are the result of online physician crowdsourcing, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Gastric Bypass Surgery Tied to Diabetes Remission Gastric Bypass Surgery Tied to Diabetes Remission
Three in four obese people with diabetes who underwent Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) experienced remission of their diabetes within a year after surgery, a Danish study found.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Vaccination With MMR Does Not Increase Autism Risk Vaccination With MMR Does Not Increase Autism Risk
A large nationwide cohort study supports previous findings that MMR vaccination does not increase the risk for autism development or trigger the disease in autism-susceptible children.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news