Cell Phones Could Be a Source of Flame Retardant Exposure Cell Phones Could Be a Source of Flame Retardant Exposure
There is a correlation between the levels of organophosphate esters found on cell phones and their metabolites in urine, say Canadian researchers, although whether the phones are the source is unclear.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Alcohol Abuse After Bariatric Surgery Common, Concerning Alcohol Abuse After Bariatric Surgery Common, Concerning
Bariatric surgery, particularly Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, significantly increases the risk of developing alcohol use disorder.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Electrical Stimulation May Prevent Opioid-Overdose Death Electrical Stimulation May Prevent Opioid-Overdose Death
Electrical stimulation, either through an implantable pacemaker-like device or externally via a defibrillator-type of device, shows promise in getting people who overdose on opioids breathing again.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Better Score to Predict Diabetes Remission After Bariatric Surgery Better Score to Predict Diabetes Remission After Bariatric Surgery
A revised version of the DiaRem scoring system helps predict longer-term remission with a range of different bariatric surgical procedures.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Children With Severe Autism Excluded From Research Children With Severe Autism Excluded From Research
Children with more severe levels of autism are increasingly being left out of research studies, a concerning finding that could give an incomplete and biased picture of the disorder, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Bacteria-Ridden Stethoscopes Abound in Hospitals Bacteria-Ridden Stethoscopes Abound in Hospitals
Stethoscopes used in an ICU were loaded with bacteria, including bacteria that may be associated with nosocomial infections, and standard cleaning only modestly reduced bacteria levels, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Tied to MI Risk Inflammatory Bowel Disease Tied to MI Risk
People with inflammatory bowel disease may be up to 12 times more likely to suffer myocardial infarction (MI), a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

U.S. Appeals Court Narrows Trump Birth Control Ruling U.S. Appeals Court Narrows Trump Birth Control Ruling
A U.S. appeals court on Thursday narrowed an order that had blocked President Donald Trump's administration from enforcing new rules that undermine an Obamacare requirement for employers to provide insurance that covers women's birth control.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Sleep Problems May Be Worse When Menopause Is Hastened by Surgery Sleep Problems May Be Worse When Menopause Is Hastened by Surgery
Women who have surgery to remove their ovaries go through menopause abruptly, and a new study suggests this comes with an increased risk for the kinds of sleep troubles many women experience when they go through menopause gradually.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Jury Convicts Ex-Employees of Pharmacy in Deadly U.S. Meningitis Outbreak Jury Convicts Ex-Employees of Pharmacy in Deadly U.S. Meningitis Outbreak
A co-owner and four ex-employees of a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy were convicted on Thursday of committing frauds and other illegal activities that helped boost its business before a deadly 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak linked to drugs it made.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Physicians, Patients Vow to Overturn Ruling Striking Down ACA Physicians, Patients Vow to Overturn Ruling Striking Down ACA
The law will stand until January 1, but it's unclear what will happen after that.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Alert Source Type: news

Six Michigan Physicians Charged in $464M Pain Pill Conspiracy Six Michigan Physicians Charged in $464M Pain Pill Conspiracy
Federal prosecutors have charged six Detroit-area physicians with fraudulent billing in connection with a scheme to hook patients on opioids and then force them to undergo unnecessary procedures.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Bond, James Bond, Has a Drinking Problem and Needs Help, Study Shows Bond, James Bond, Has a Drinking Problem and Needs Help, Study Shows
With a drinking problem at the severe end of the spectrum, 007 would benefit from alcohol education and a supportive workplace culture that provides strategies for managing workplace stress.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Omega-3 Meds Not Effective After MI, EMA Panel Concludes Omega-3 Meds Not Effective After MI, EMA Panel Concludes
EMA review finds omega-3 fatty acid medicines are not effective for secondary prevention after myocardial infarction and rules they should no longer be authorized for such use.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

Choosing Wisely Champions Cut Blood RBC Transfusions, HIT testing Choosing Wisely Champions Cut Blood RBC Transfusions, HIT testing
Two researchers hailed as'Choosing Wisely Champions'describe how they reduced blood transfusions and inappropriate testing for heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT).Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Hemodynamics, ECG Point to His-Bundle CRT Edge vs BiV Pacing Hemodynamics, ECG Point to His-Bundle CRT Edge vs BiV Pacing
' It is time to redefine CRT as an end with multiple means, one of which — His bundle pacing — is physiological,'writes an observer about why such pacing offers superior resynchronization.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

CHMP Recommends Approval of Opioid-Induced Constipation Drug CHMP Recommends Approval of Opioid-Induced Constipation Drug
The European Medicines Agency's committee recommended approval of the mu-opioid receptor antagonist for treatment of opioid-induced constipation in adults previously been treated with a laxative.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

No Breast Cancer Risk for Testosterone Use in Menopausal Women No Breast Cancer Risk for Testosterone Use in Menopausal Women
Research generally does not show a link between breast cancer and testosterone in women when used primarily for hypoactive sexual desire in midlife, but better studies are needed, say the authors of a new review.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Identity Crisis: Data Misuse An Unseen Twist in DNA Testing Identity Crisis: Data Misuse An Unseen Twist in DNA Testing
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Metformin Does Not Improve Pregnancy Outcomes in Heavy Women Metformin Does Not Improve Pregnancy Outcomes in Heavy Women
Adding metformin to diet and lifestyle advice does not improve pregnancy or birth outcomes in women who are overweight or obese, according to a clinical trial from Australia.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Depression, PTSD in Women Tied to Subsequent Dementia Depression, PTSD in Women Tied to Subsequent Dementia
Women with depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, or traumatic brain injury are 50% to 80% more likely to develop dementia, suggests a new study of more than 100,000 US female veterans.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

EU Panel Recommends Tobramycin PARI for Pseudomonas in CF EU Panel Recommends Tobramycin PARI for Pseudomonas in CF
The European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use recommended Tobramycin PARI for Pseudomonas aeruginosa in patients aged 6 years and older with cystic fibrosis.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Alert Source Type: news

EMA Panel Backs Lusutrombopag for Adults With Liver Disease EMA Panel Backs Lusutrombopag for Adults With Liver Disease
The thrombopoietin receptor agonist is for severe thrombocytopenia in adults with chronic liver disease who are scheduled to undergo an invasive procedure.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Alert Source Type: news

Diabetic Amputations on the Rise in the U.S. Diabetic Amputations on the Rise in the U.S.
A growing number of people with diabetes in the U.S. are losing toes and feet to the disease by the time they reach middle age, according to a study that suggests a reversal after years of progress against diabetes.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Reducing Inappropriate Vancomycin Use in Cancer Patients Reducing Inappropriate Vancomycin Use in Cancer Patients
A clinician who reduced the inappropriate use of vancomycin in patients with blood cancers and neutropenic fever has been hailed as a'Choosing Wisely Champion. 'Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Sleep Disorder Drug May Be Effective for Stimulant Abuse Sleep Disorder Drug May Be Effective for Stimulant Abuse
Modafinil, a wakefulness-promoting agent approved for narcolepsy, obstructive sleep apnea, and shift work sleep disorder, shows promise in treating stimulant use disorders.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Congress Votes to Legalize Hemp, Cuts Schedule I Classification Congress Votes to Legalize Hemp, Cuts Schedule I Classification
Congress has passed the 2018 Farm Bill, which includes a provision to make hemp an agricultural commodity by removing it from the federal list of controlled substances.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Alfacalcidol Does Not Lower CV Risk in Dialysis, Trial Suggests Alfacalcidol Does Not Lower CV Risk in Dialysis, Trial Suggests
Alfacalcidol did not reduce the risk for cardiovascular events in patients without secondary hyperparathyroidism who were undergoing maintenance hemodialysis, the J-DAVID trial found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Patients With Lower-Stage Small-Cell Lung Cancer Do Better Patients With Lower-Stage Small-Cell Lung Cancer Do Better
Patients with stage I to II small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) treated with chemoradiotherapy have better outcome than those with stage III disease, according to a secondary analysis of a randomized clinical trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Off-Label Drug Research Generates'Medical Uncertainty'Off-Label Drug Research Generates'Medical Uncertainty '
Research that explores/supports off-label use of pregabalin and other medications may be misleading if early promising results are not subsequently validated, investigators suggest in a new review.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Tarnished Cardiac Stem Cell Lab Hit With 13 More Retractions Tarnished Cardiac Stem Cell Lab Hit With 13 More Retractions
The move by the American Heart Association is part of a spate of retractions from major medical journals involving disgraced cardiac stem cell researcher Piero Anversa, MD.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

FDA Warns Manufacturer Involved in Valsartan Recall FDA Warns Manufacturer Involved in Valsartan Recall
FDA has notified Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals it is subject to an ongoing investigation and outlines'serious'manufacturing violations.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

Why the Reluctance to Use Biosimilar Insulins for Diabetes? Why the Reluctance to Use Biosimilar Insulins for Diabetes?
As the US FDA announces that it will soon be changing the way it approves biosimilar insulins, Medscape examines why these cheaper versions of branded products are not more widely used in diabetes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Sperm Motility, Testosterone Levels Lower in Active IBD Sperm Motility, Testosterone Levels Lower in Active IBD
Severe active inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is associated with impaired sperm motility and reduced testosterone levels, according to results from a tertiary IBD center in Denmark.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Opioids, ACA, and'My Lane' Stoked Physicians' Interest in 2018 Opioids, ACA, and'My Lane' Stoked Physicians' Interest in 2018
A Medscape survey indicates what excited, surprised, and frustrated physicians the most this year.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Insomnia, Other Sleep Problems Rising in College Students Insomnia, Other Sleep Problems Rising in College Students
Changes in sleep patterns are common among college students. A study in Norway found increases in insomnia and other sleep problems, especially in female students.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

Longer Breastfeeding Tied to Lower Risk of NAFLD Longer Breastfeeding Tied to Lower Risk of NAFLD
Mothers who breastfeed for six months or more may have less fat in their livers and a lower risk of liver disease, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Normal BMI but High Body Fat After Menopause Tied to Higher Breast Cancer Risk Normal BMI but High Body Fat After Menopause Tied to Higher Breast Cancer Risk
Postmenopausal women with higher body fat levels may be at increased risk for breast cancer, even if their body mass index (BMI) is normal, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

High Premature Death Rate for Psychogenic Seizures Troubling High Premature Death Rate for Psychogenic Seizures Troubling
Patients with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures die at a rate similar to those with epilepsy, which is more than double that of the average population.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Benefits of Medical Cannabis for Epilepsy Time Limited? Benefits of Medical Cannabis for Epilepsy Time Limited?
Patients with treatment-resistant epilepsy can develop a tolerance to cannabis-based therapy, a finding that may have implications for long-term management, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Benefits of Medical Cannabis for Epilepsy Time-Limited? Benefits of Medical Cannabis for Epilepsy Time-Limited?
Patients with treatment-resistant epilepsy can develop a tolerance to cannabis-based therapy, a finding that may have implications for long-term management, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Physician Mothers Face'Insidious, Persistent' Discrimination Physician Mothers Face'Insidious, Persistent' Discrimination
In a survey, members of a Facebook group for physicians who are mothers spoke of financial losses and workplace hardships due to discrimination and lack of consideration.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Non-children's Hospitals Fall Short on CAP Prescribing Non-children's Hospitals Fall Short on CAP Prescribing
Most children admitted to non-children's hospitals with community-acquired pneumonia failed to receive antibiotics in accordance with guidelines, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

High-Dose Antipsychotics Raise Kids' Risk of Unexpected Death High-Dose Antipsychotics Raise Kids' Risk of Unexpected Death
Off-label use of high-dose antipsychotics significantly increases the risk of unexpected death in children and youth, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Are They in the SPRINT Zone? Applying Trial Results to Patients Are They in the SPRINT Zone? Applying Trial Results to Patients
A new scoring system attempts to measure whether clinical-trial results are a good fit with individual patients in clinical practice, using a major hypertension trial as a test case.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Defects More Common Than Expected in Kids After Zika Exposure Defects More Common Than Expected in Kids After Zika Exposure
Approximately 14% of babies who were exposed to Zika virus prenatally had serious neurodevelopmental defects, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Prostate Cancer: 3 Years More After Surgery Prostate Cancer: 3 Years More After Surgery
Men with clinically detected prostate cancer who had a long life expectancy lived for an additional 2.9 years following radical prostatectomy compared with patients who underwent watchful waiting.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Sustained Weight Loss in Diabetes More Likely in Teetotalers Sustained Weight Loss in Diabetes More Likely in Teetotalers
Thus,'patients with type 2 diabetes who are trying to lose weight should be encouraged to limit alcohol consumption,'says the lead author of a new study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Dutch Drafting Law to Regulate Trade in Foreign Body Parts Dutch Drafting Law to Regulate Trade in Foreign Body Parts
The Dutch government is drafting legislation to regulate the trade in body parts after reports that hospitals were buying heads, knees and shoulders from U.S. companies known as"body brokers," it said on Tuesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

No Need to Stop Hormones Before Surgery in Transgender Patients No Need to Stop Hormones Before Surgery in Transgender Patients
Transgender individuals don't need to stop taking exogenous hormones before surgery, researchers say, based on the limited evidence available for their systematic review.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news