Little Evidence That Non-Sugar Sweeteners Lead to Improved Health Little Evidence That Non-Sugar Sweeteners Lead to Improved Health
A review of research on artificial and natural sweeteners commonly used as alternatives to sugar failed to find strong evidence they provide significant health benefits, but also found no harm from using them.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Newborn Falls in Hospitals, While Rare, May Increase With Rooming-In Newborn Falls in Hospitals, While Rare, May Increase With Rooming-In
Hospital efforts to support breastfeeding by having babies room-in with mothers may have a rare unintended consequence: an increased risk of newborn falls.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Sugary Soda Tied to Higher Risk of Chronic Kidney Disease Sugary Soda Tied to Higher Risk of Chronic Kidney Disease
People who drink lots of sugar-sweetened soda and fruit juices may be more likely to develop chronic kidney disease than those who don't, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Human Papillomavirus DNA Common in Penile Cancers Human Papillomavirus DNA Common in Penile Cancers
Human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA is commonly present in penile cancers and penile intraepithelial neoplasias, researchers from Denmark report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Cellulitis Risk Score May Help Guide IV Antibiotic Therapy in Children Cellulitis Risk Score May Help Guide IV Antibiotic Therapy in Children
Pediatricians from Australia have developed and validated a simple risk-assessment score to help guide decisions regarding antibiotic therapy for cellulitis in children.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

French Scientists Dismiss Russian Claims Over Age of World's Oldest Person French Scientists Dismiss Russian Claims Over Age of World's Oldest Person
Two French scientists who validated Jeanne Calment's status as the oldest person ever to have lived, have dismissed claims by Russian researchers who say that she didn't really survive to 122.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Gender-Affirming Hormone Therapy Doesn't Lower BMD in Adults Gender-Affirming Hormone Therapy Doesn't Lower BMD in Adults
Gender-affirming hormone treatment (HT) does not weaken bones in adults with long-term use, according to a new study in hundreds of transgender men and women.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Bristol-Myers Bulks Up Cancer Portfolio With $74 Bln Celgene Deal Bristol-Myers Bulks Up Cancer Portfolio With $74 Bln Celgene Deal
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co said on Thursday it would buy Celgene Corp for about $74 billion, creating a major pharma company with several blockbuster cancer drugs as competition in the immunotherapy space heats up.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Report Into Deadliest U.S. High School Shooting Calls for Arming Teachers, More Security Report Into Deadliest U.S. High School Shooting Calls for Arming Teachers, More Security
Arm teachers, spend more on school security and mental health and train police to be more aggressive when responding to school shootings - those are some of the recommendations in a report into the deadliest U.S. high school shooting released on Wednesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Flu at HF Hospitalization Ups Death, Renal, Respiratory Risks Flu at HF Hospitalization Ups Death, Renal, Respiratory Risks
A new analysis documents just how much sicker an influenza infection can make patients who have been hospitalized with heart failure.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Cleveland Clinic Resident Fired After Anti-Semitic Tweets Cleveland Clinic Resident Fired After Anti-Semitic Tweets
In one post she reportedly threatened to give Jewish people the wrong medication and in another referred to them as"dogs." An ethicist says Ohio's medical board should assess her license.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

How Sen. Orrin Hatch Changed America's Health Care How Sen. Orrin Hatch Changed America's Health Care
Sen. Orrin Hatch, the Utah Republican retiring from 42 years in the Senate as a new generation is sworn in, leaves a long list of achievements in health care. Some were more controversial than others.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Erin Kelly, Medscape Executive, Dies of Cancer Erin Kelly, Medscape Executive, Dies of Cancer
Kelly, 52, was senior director of content analytics at the time of his death, but he had filled a variety of roles for Medscape.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Crowdfunding Homeopathy for Cancer: A Very American Thing Crowdfunding Homeopathy for Cancer: A Very American Thing
' Crowdfunding'campaigns for the homeopathic treatment of cancer raise a lot of money and are mostly an American phenomenon.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

More Tainted Valsartan Products Recalled More Tainted Valsartan Products Recalled
Aurobindo Pharma USA has recalled 80 lots of medicines containing valsartan, owing to the presence of the probable carcinogen N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA).News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

Stroke Risk Should Be Reassessed Annually in A-Fib Stroke Risk Should Be Reassessed Annually in A-Fib
The risk of stroke should be reassessed annually in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), because CHA2DS2-VASc scores used to determine the need for anticoagulation commonly rise over time, researchers from Taiwan report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Liver Nurses Help Spot Liver Disease in Primary Care Liver Nurses Help Spot Liver Disease in Primary Care
Incorporating liver nurses into primary-care practice has given an important boost to diagnosis of conditions such as cirrhosis, UK researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Gender-Affirming Treatments May Boost Quality of Life in Trans Youth: Review Gender-Affirming Treatments May Boost Quality of Life in Trans Youth: Review
Gender-affirming hormones and surgery appear to improve mental health and quality of life in transgender adolescents, according to a new literature review.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Latent TB Common in Child Contacts of Patients With Drug-Resistant TB Latent TB Common in Child Contacts of Patients With Drug-Resistant TB
Children in close contact with patients who have drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) are likely to develop latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI), but unlikely to develop tuberculosis disease (TB), according to prospective data from Armenia.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Simplified Diagnostic Approach to Scabies May Detect Most Cases Simplified Diagnostic Approach to Scabies May Detect Most Cases
Examining a patient's hands, feet and lower legs - instead of the full body - may be sufficient to diagnosis about 90% of all scabies cases, researchers suggest.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

College Students at Heightened Risk for Meningitis B Infections College Students at Heightened Risk for Meningitis B Infections
College students may be much more likely than others in their age group to be infected with meningococcal disease serogroup B, develop a rare but potentially fatal infection that can be prevented with vaccination, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Drug Companies Greet 2019 With U.S. Price Hikes Drug Companies Greet 2019 With U.S. Price Hikes
Drugmakers kicked off 2019 with price increases in the United States on more than 250 prescription drugs, including the world's top-selling medicine, Humira, although the pace of price hikes was slower than last year.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Military Women May Face Barriers to Contraception Military Women May Face Barriers to Contraception
Female soldiers on active duty may struggle to get contraception, a small U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

A Very Vegan New Year: Increasing Numbers Sign Up for Meat-Free Resolution A Very Vegan New Year: Increasing Numbers Sign Up for Meat-Free Resolution
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Identifying Children at Risk for Physical Aggression Identifying Children at Risk for Physical Aggression
A new study examines risk factors for children who might follow a developmental trajectory of high physical aggression.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Pegbelfermin Improves Non-Alcoholic Fatty Livers in Mid-Stage Trial Pegbelfermin Improves Non-Alcoholic Fatty Livers in Mid-Stage Trial
Pegbelfermin reduced the hepatic-fat fraction in patients with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) in a phase 2a trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Need for Bariatric Revision Varies by Primary Operation Need for Bariatric Revision Varies by Primary Operation
Bariatric reoperations are more common after banding and vertical banded gastroplasty (VBG) than after gastric bypass (GBP), according to long-term follow-up of participants in the Swedish Obese Subjects (SOS) study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Study Finds Drops in Contraindicated-Statin Use in HIV-Infected Adults on ART Study Finds Drops in Contraindicated-Statin Use in HIV-Infected Adults on ART
Contraindicated statin use declined between 2007 and 2015 in HIV-infected adults treated with antiretroviral therapy (ART), while overall use remains suboptimal, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Big Claims Strain Senior Living Market for U.S. Insurers Big Claims Strain Senior Living Market for U.S. Insurers
Last March, a 103-year-old resident of a Sunrise Senior Living facility in Willowbrook, Illinois, went on a field trip to the movies. Ruth Smith, who used a walker, fell down two concrete steps in the theater and died about six weeks later. Now Smith's estate is suing Sunrise, saying that aides did not properly watch her.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

AAN Calls for Uniform Definition of Brain Death AAN Calls for Uniform Definition of Brain Death
The academy says a specific, uniform standard for the determination of brain death is critical to provide the highest quality patient-centered neurologic and end-of-life care.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

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James W. Carroll, who has been serving as Trump's acting director for national drug control policy, is an attorney who also served in the Bush administration and worked for Ford Motor Company.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Preeclampsia Linked to Later Stroke Risk, Aspirin May Help Preeclampsia Linked to Later Stroke Risk, Aspirin May Help
Having preeclampsia or other forms of hypertension during pregnancy puts women at increased risk of later stroke, which may be mitigated by long-term use of aspirin, a new study suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Is High Patient – Doc Chemo Goal Agreement an Outlier? Is High Patient – Doc Chemo Goal Agreement an Outlier?
A study reporting a high degree of concordance in understanding of chemotherapy goals between cancer patients and their oncologists shows the power of documentation is an outlier, argues an expert.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

After Damaging Reuters Report, J & J Doubles Down on Talc Safety Message After Damaging Reuters Report, J & J Doubles Down on Talc Safety Message
Johnson& Johnson Inc's statement was unequivocal.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Honoraria, Consulting Linked to Positive RA Trial Results Honoraria, Consulting Linked to Positive RA Trial Results
Author financial conflicts of interest were generally not associated with RA RCT results, but honoraria and consulting fees were associated with greater likelihood of positive study outcomes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Lower Profile Device Effective for Resuscitative Aortic Occlusion Lower Profile Device Effective for Resuscitative Aortic Occlusion
A new, lower profile device appears to be safe and effective for resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA) in patients with blunt trauma, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Fitness Affects Stroke Risk in Men Fitness Affects Stroke Risk in Men
Men's cardiorespiratory fitness over time is tied to their risk for stroke, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Handguns More Lethal Than Rifles in Mass Shootings Handguns More Lethal Than Rifles in Mass Shootings
In public mass shootings in the U.S., victims shot with a handgun were more likely to die than in the events associated with a rifle, according to a new study in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Lung Cancers More Common, Survival Worse in Lung Recipients Lung Cancers More Common, Survival Worse in Lung Recipients
Lung transplant recipients have a five-fold higher risk of lung cancer compared to the general population, and while these cancers are diagnosed earlier, survival is worse, a new analysis of data from the Transplant Cancer Match (TCM) Study shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Hep C Infection May Be on the Rise Among Men Using PrEP Hep C Infection May Be on the Rise Among Men Using PrEP
The incidence of sexually acquired hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections appears to be rising among men who have sex with men (MSM) and use pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) against HIV, U.S. researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Kids With Duarte Galactosemia Have Normal Developmental Outcomes Kids With Duarte Galactosemia Have Normal Developmental Outcomes
Developmental outcomes in children with Duarte galactosemia do not differ from those in unaffected children, even with milk exposure in infancy, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Antidepressants Tied to Hip Fracture Risk in Older Patients Antidepressants Tied to Hip Fracture Risk in Older Patients
Although past research has shown an association between hip fractures and initiation of antidepressant medication, new research also suggests an elevated risk during the period right before treatment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Five Goals for the Anti-Slavery Fight in 2019 Five Goals for the Anti-Slavery Fight in 2019
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Medicare Bundled-Payment Model Cuts Joint Replacement Costs Medicare Bundled-Payment Model Cuts Joint Replacement Costs
A Medicare bundled-payment model for hip and knee replacements showed modest savings at 2 years without increased complication rates.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

Efavirenz Likely Safe for Pregnant HIV-positive Women Efavirenz Likely Safe for Pregnant HIV-positive Women
The prevalence of birth defects following use of efavirenz (EVF)-based antiretroviral therapy (ART) is not statistically different from non-EFV-based ART during conception or in the first trimester, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

One-hour Glucose Improves Type 2 Diabetes Prediction One-hour Glucose Improves Type 2 Diabetes Prediction
The one-hour glucose level during an oral glucose-tolerance test (OGTT) improves the early prediction of type 2 diabetes, according to results from the Botnia Prospective Study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

FDA Approves Commercial Production for Andexxa Bleeding Antidote FDA Approves Commercial Production for Andexxa Bleeding Antidote
The reversal agent gained approval last year, but widespread rollout was limited until commercial production methods were ironed out.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

FDA Approves Commercial Production for Bleeding Antidote Andexxa FDA Approves Commercial Production for Bleeding Antidote Andexxa
The reversal agent gained approval last year, but widespread rollout was limited until commercial production methods were ironed out.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

Serial Galectin-3 Levels Strongly Predict HF, CVD Outcomes Serial Galectin-3 Levels Strongly Predict HF, CVD Outcomes
Although the findings support the benefits of galectin-3 as cardiac biomarker, observers lament the glacial pace of uptake of novel biomarkers into clinical practice.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Mediterranean Edges Out DASH for Best Diet of 2019 Mediterranean Edges Out DASH for Best Diet of 2019
A U.S. News& World Report panel of nutritionists, dietary consultants, and doctors ranked 41 diet plans by nine categories.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news