More Severe Strain of Flu Now Dominant as Pediatric Deaths Rise More Severe Strain of Flu Now Dominant as Pediatric Deaths Rise
Influenza activity continues to be elevated in the United States amid 15 more reported pediatric deaths, bringing the total to 56 this season, according to a weekly report from the CDC.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

Dermatologists Can Help Ease Adverse Effects of Cancer Drugs Dermatologists Can Help Ease Adverse Effects of Cancer Drugs
Data support cooling therapies for the prevention of taxane-induced alopecia and skin and nail changes, a systematic review shows, and dermatologists are ready to help.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Acupuncture a'Realistic Option' vs HRT for Hot Flashes Acupuncture a'Realistic Option' vs HRT for Hot Flashes
A small study shows that acupuncture is better than no treatment for menopausal symptoms and is a realistic option for women who cannot or do not wish to use hormone replacement therapy (HRT), say researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

The Good, the Bad, and the Indeterminate in CRC Screening The Good, the Bad, and the Indeterminate in CRC Screening
Colonoscopy vs sigmoidoscopy vs stool tests: Real evidence lacking, but opinions prevail in the battle to keep mortality rates from colorectal cancer (CRC) as low as possible.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Leading Women in Medicine Launch'Time's Up Healthcare'Leading Women in Medicine Launch'Time's Up Healthcare '
The newest branch of the movement that started in Hollywood is signing on some powerful partners and supporters.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Novel Agent Reduces Severe Pruritus in Psoriasis Novel Agent Reduces Severe Pruritus in Psoriasis
Serlopitant, an oral neurokinin-1 receptor antagonist, blocks the sensation of itch in the brain and reduces pruritus associated with psoriasis, new phase 2 research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

EMA Panel Backs Zanamivir IV for Complicated, Severe Influenza EMA Panel Backs Zanamivir IV for Complicated, Severe Influenza
The EMA's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use recommended marketing authorization under exceptional circumstances for zanamivir for complicated and potentially life-threatening influenza.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Macula May Not Benefit From a Blue-Light Filtering Intraocular Lens Macula May Not Benefit From a Blue-Light Filtering Intraocular Lens
Inserting a blue light-filtering intraocular lens (IOL) during cataract surgery may not benefit the macula, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Sleeve Gastrectomy May Be Safer Than Gastric Bypass for IBD Patients Sleeve Gastrectomy May Be Safer Than Gastric Bypass for IBD Patients
Most obese patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) fare well after bariatric surgery, but gastric bypass could make Crohn's disease harder to control, new research suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

EU Panel OKs Sotagliflozin for Some With Type 1 Diabetes EU Panel OKs Sotagliflozin for Some With Type 1 Diabetes
The decision includes a list of requirements for use of the SGLT1/ SGLT2 inhibitor in select patients to minimize DKA risk. The EU approval will be the first worldwide for sotagliflozin.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Alert Source Type: news

EU Panel Backs Risankizumab (Skyrizi) for Plaque Psoriasis EU Panel Backs Risankizumab (Skyrizi) for Plaque Psoriasis
The interleukin-23 inhibitor is for treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis in adults who are candidates for systemic therapy.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology News Alert Source Type: news

It's Time to Use Liquid Biopsies for Newly Diagnosed NSCLC It's Time to Use Liquid Biopsies for Newly Diagnosed NSCLC
A liquid biopsy identifies biomarkers in patients with NSCLC at a higher rate compared with tissue genotyping and with a faster turnaround time. Is clinical practice ready for a change?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Senate Confirms Ex-Coal Lobbyist to Lead U.S. Environment Regulator Senate Confirms Ex-Coal Lobbyist to Lead U.S. Environment Regulator
The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed President Donald Trump's candidate, a former coal lobbyist, to lead the nation's top environmental regulator, infuriating Democrats and conservation groups who said his policies were endangering public health.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

FDA Flags Concerns at Akorn's Amityville Plant, Shares Slip FDA Flags Concerns at Akorn's Amityville Plant, Shares Slip
Generic drugmaker Akorn Inc said on Thursday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had raised concerns about its manufacturing plant in Amityville, New York, that included a lack of records on the maintenance and cleaning of equipment.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Are New Smartphone Disease Trackers Missing a Key Target: Women? Are New Smartphone Disease Trackers Missing a Key Target: Women?
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Stopping Oral Antiviral Therapy in Chronic Hep B Possible for Some People Stopping Oral Antiviral Therapy in Chronic Hep B Possible for Some People
A new analysis provides insight into what happens after stopping tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) in chronic hepatitis B patients with persistent viral suppression who took the drug for at least eight years.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

European Panel Endorses Lorlatinib for Lung Cancer European Panel Endorses Lorlatinib for Lung Cancer
The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use has recommended marketing authorization for the drug for ALK-positive advanced non-small cell lung cancer.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Alert Source Type: news

Vaginal Laser Treatment Tied to Complications Like Scarring Vaginal Laser Treatment Tied to Complications Like Scarring
Vaginal laser treatments may help relieve problems associated with menopause, like dryness, pain and sexual dysfunction, but the safety of this technique is not clear, suggest the authors of a small study describing complications including scarring and penetration injuries.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

New Tool Predicts Post-Surgery Problems in Head and Neck Cancer New Tool Predicts Post-Surgery Problems in Head and Neck Cancer
A new preoperative risk index can help predict short-term adverse events (AEs) following surgery for head and neck cancer, according to Canadian researchers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

SCAD: Spontaneous Healing Common With Conservative Treatment SCAD: Spontaneous Healing Common With Conservative Treatment
A natural history study supports the current recommendation for conservative therapy for low-risk patients with spontaneous coronary artery dissection.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Study of AYA-Cancer Survivors Can Guide Surveillance for New Primary Neoplasms Study of AYA-Cancer Survivors Can Guide Surveillance for New Primary Neoplasms
A new study breaks down the excess risk of new primary malignancies in survivors of adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancers by the type of the first cancer, helping to inform surveillance efforts.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Routine Pleural Manometry Doesn't Prevent Complications After Large-Volume Thoracentesis Routine Pleural Manometry Doesn't Prevent Complications After Large-Volume Thoracentesis
Routine pleural manometry does not prevent pleural-pressure-related complications after therapeutic large-volume thoracentesis, according to results from a randomized controlled trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

FDA Approves Expanded Uses for Type 2 Diabetes Drugs FDA Approves Expanded Uses for Type 2 Diabetes Drugs
Dapagliflozin has been okayed for patients with moderate renal impairment, and single-injection GLP-1 agonist/basal insulin combos Soliqua and Xultophy are now approved for earlier intensification of therapy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Fentanyl REMS Program Falls Short Fentanyl REMS Program Falls Short
A large percentage of patients, prescribers, and pharmacists do not understand specifics of using transmucosal immediate-release fentanyl products, analysis of 4000+ pages of FDA documentation shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Difficult Spitzoid Tumors Defy Diagnosis, Experts Weigh In Difficult Spitzoid Tumors Defy Diagnosis, Experts Weigh In
Investigators report on a 10-year data review of these melanocytic tumors, a unique form of mole or nevus that ranges from benign to borderline and malignant, and stumps even the most experienced.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Prompt UTI Antibiotics Cut Mortality, Sepsis Risk Prompt UTI Antibiotics Cut Mortality, Sepsis Risk
Guidelines to prevent antibiotic overuse have cut prescribing by 13% in the UK but may be putting older patients with UTIs at risk for bloodstream infections and death.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Pregnancies Within Months of a Stillbirth Have Good Outcomes Pregnancies Within Months of a Stillbirth Have Good Outcomes
For women who conceived within 6 months of a stillbirth, there was no increase in the risk of a further stillbirth, preterm birth, or small for gestational age infant.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

California Oncologist Faces Prison for Selling Pineapple Remedy California Oncologist Faces Prison for Selling Pineapple Remedy
Benedict Liao, MD, faces 27 charges related to his alleged promotion and distribution of an unapproved cancer drug that is based on a pineapple enzyme.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

FDA OKs Accurian Nerve Ablation Platform for Chronic Pain FDA OKs Accurian Nerve Ablation Platform for Chronic Pain
The minimally invasive ablative procedure destroys small areas of nerve tissue to stop it from sending pain signals, thereby reducing pain, Medtronic says.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Physicians, Nurses Favor Free Medical School Tuition in Poll Physicians, Nurses Favor Free Medical School Tuition in Poll
However, readers'comments take a different course, saying it is not necessary or that others in the healthcare profession are just as deserving of free tuition.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

FDA Warns About Robotic Mastectomy, Other Surgeries FDA Warns About Robotic Mastectomy, Other Surgeries
A new safety communication urges caution in the use of robotically assisted surgical devices for mastectomy and other cancer-related surgeries.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Alert Source Type: news

Certain Parenting Behaviors May Tune Baby Brains to Angry Tones Certain Parenting Behaviors May Tune Baby Brains to Angry Tones
Parents who are very controlling when interacting with their infants may increase the likelihood that their babies tune in to angry voices, a new study shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Glycemic Threshold for Retinopathy Varies by Race Glycemic Threshold for Retinopathy Varies by Race
Optimal glycemic thresholds for predicting diabetic retinopathy (DR) vary among whites, blacks and Hispanics, new research shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

NUDT15 Variants Linked to Thiopurine-Induced Myelosuppression NUDT15 Variants Linked to Thiopurine-Induced Myelosuppression
Genetic variants in NUDT15, along with those previously identified in TPMT, are associated with thiopurine-induced myelosuppression (TIM) in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to findings from the IBD Pharmacogenetics Study Group.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

No Effect on Cognition of BP, Lipid Reduction: HOPE-3 Published No Effect on Cognition of BP, Lipid Reduction: HOPE-3 Published
Results on cognition endpoints from the HOPE-3 trial showed a neutral effect of BP and cholesterol lowering, but there was some suggestion of a slowing of cognitive decline in the highest risk group.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Most With Paroxysmal AF Report'Triggers' Like Alcohol, Caffeine Most With Paroxysmal AF Report'Triggers' Like Alcohol, Caffeine
What do patients see as behavioral or environmental triggers of their symptomatic paroxysmal atrial fibrillation? Widely varying answers suggest that interventions need to be tightly individualized.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Smoking Tied to Peripheral Artery Disease in African-Americans Smoking Tied to Peripheral Artery Disease in African-Americans
African-Americans who smoke cigarettes are more likely than those who don't smoke to develop peripheral artery disease (PAD), a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Peanut Antidote Served Boiled, Processed, and Packaged Peanut Antidote Served Boiled, Processed, and Packaged
Three different studies of oral immunotherapy for peanut allergy in children show promise, giving hope to the parents of children affected by this life-threatening condition.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Shortage of Antianxiety Drug Leaves Patients in the Lurch Shortage of Antianxiety Drug Leaves Patients in the Lurch
A recent shortage of the antianxiety drug buspirone has affected many patients who are unable to tolerate other medications. Although it is now available on a limited basis, treatment challenges remain.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Paradigm Shift in Treatment of Testicular Seminoma? Paradigm Shift in Treatment of Testicular Seminoma?
Retroperitoneal lymph node dissection (RPLND) could become a first-line option in testicular seminoma, as it has lower toxicity than standard care.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

More Evidence on Environmental Toxins and Breast Cancer More Evidence on Environmental Toxins and Breast Cancer
Phthalates are not associated with postmenopausal breast cancer but may be a factor in premenopausal breast cancer; exposure to DDT is associated with an increase in breast cancer through age 54 years.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

A Morning Walk, Less Sitting Can Lower Blood Pressure for Hours A Morning Walk, Less Sitting Can Lower Blood Pressure for Hours
A brisk morning walk reduced blood pressure for several hours in a small study of older adults with overweight or obesity, and women benefited from adding'mini walking breaks'every half hour.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Celebrity Psychiatrist Faces Suits Alleging Sexual Misconduct Celebrity Psychiatrist Faces Suits Alleging Sexual Misconduct
Three lawsuits filed since July make similar allegations of sexual misconduct against a high-profile Massachusetts psychiatrist who has frequently appeared on television.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

FDA Upgrades LIFEPAK 15 Monitor/Defibrillator Recall to Class I FDA Upgrades LIFEPAK 15 Monitor/Defibrillator Recall to Class I
The company issued a voluntary recall of the devices earlier this month, but the FDA class I recall notes that the defect has resulted in serious patient injury, including death.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

New Gene in Rare Childhood Osteoporosis May Inform Drug Discovery New Gene in Rare Childhood Osteoporosis May Inform Drug Discovery
The findings suggest that the lipoprotein sphingomyelin may play a critical role in skeletal homeostasis, but opinion is divided as to whether this discovery will ultimately lead to new drugs for osteoporosis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Lawmakers Seek to Increase Use of Measles Vaccine Amid Outbreaks Lawmakers Seek to Increase Use of Measles Vaccine Amid Outbreaks
Members of the US House of Represenatives used a Wednesday hearing to promote use of the measles shot. They also delved into the factors that keep parents from having their children vaccinated.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

US Medical Schools Losing Ground on Diversity US Medical Schools Losing Ground on Diversity
Study authors say schools must seek out people from rural areas and less advantaged backgrounds to improve health outcomes nationwide.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

Physicians Keep Increasing Revenue for Hospitals Physicians Keep Increasing Revenue for Hospitals
A new survey shows that employed and independent doctors generated an average of $2.38 million for hospitals, 52% more than in 2016 survey.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

' Meticulous' Trial Overturns an Ovarian Cancer Practice'Meticulous' Trial Overturns an Ovarian Cancer Practice
For decades in advanced ovarian cancer,'debulking'surgery has included regional lymph node removal. A landmark trial indicates no benefit.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

FDA OKs First Liquid Form of Gout Drug Colchicine (Gloperba) FDA OKs First Liquid Form of Gout Drug Colchicine (Gloperba)
Liquid colchicine for prophylaxis of gout flares in adults will be available in the US this summer.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Alert Source Type: news