Britain Unveils'Landmark' Laws Against Domestic Abuse Britain Unveils'Landmark' Laws Against Domestic Abuse
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

As Europe Tightens Its Borders, Migrants' Health at Risk - WHO As Europe Tightens Its Borders, Migrants' Health at Risk - WHO
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

FDA Threatens to Remove e-Cigarettes From Market FDA Threatens to Remove e-Cigarettes From Market
Experts painted a grim picture of adolescent addiction to e-cigarettes and an uncertain outlook for successfully treating that addiction during a January 18 public hearing at the FDA.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Hearing Loss Under-Researched in Older Adults Hearing Loss Under-Researched in Older Adults
Hearing loss research in older adults lags far behind that in children, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Chinese Scientist Who Gene-Edited Babies Fired by University Chinese Scientist Who Gene-Edited Babies Fired by University
A Chinese scientist who created what he said were the world's first"gene-edited" babies evaded oversight and broke ethical boundaries in a quest for fame and fortune, state media said on Monday, as his former university said he had been fired.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Physical Activity May Preserve Memory in Seniors Physical Activity May Preserve Memory in Seniors
Physical activity could protect cognition in older adults, even among those with posthumous signs of Alzheimer's disease and other brain pathologies, a cross-sectional study reveals.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Supreme Court Supports Transgender Troop Ban … for Now Supreme Court Supports Transgender Troop Ban … for Now
The justices allowed the ban to go into effect while legal challenges make their way through the lower courts.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Psychotherapy Ups Odds of Tapering Off Antidepressants Psychotherapy Ups Odds of Tapering Off Antidepressants
At 2 years, the risk for relapse was lower with cognitive behavior therapy plus tapering compared with clinical management plus tapering. But more affordable options are needed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Shorter Waits for New Patients at VA Than in Private Sector, U.S. Study Finds Shorter Waits for New Patients at VA Than in Private Sector, U.S. Study Finds
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Long-Term Exercise by Older Adults Tied to Lower Risk of Falls Long-Term Exercise by Older Adults Tied to Lower Risk of Falls
Older adults who have exercised regularly for at least a year may be less likely to experience falls or related injuries than their less active peers, a research review suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Wide Variance in Revascularization of Stable Myocardial Ischemia Wide Variance in Revascularization of Stable Myocardial Ischemia
The Canadian study also showed unprecedented benefits with revascularization, prompting questions about the role of unmeasured confounders.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Samsung Bioepis Biosimilar to Roche's Herceptin Wins FDA Nod Samsung Bioepis Biosimilar to Roche's Herceptin Wins FDA Nod
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday it had approved a biosimilar to Roche Holding AG's blockbuster breast cancer treatment, Herceptin.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Insomnia Treatment May Help Ease Depression During Menopause Insomnia Treatment May Help Ease Depression During Menopause
Women going through menopause may have fewer symptoms of depression when they get treatment for insomnia than when they don't, a recent experiment suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Lidocaine-Prilocaine Cream May Ease IUD Insertion Pain Lidocaine-Prilocaine Cream May Ease IUD Insertion Pain
A network meta-analysis suggests that lidocaine-prilocaine is more effective than some other analgesic options for relieving pain during insertion of an intrauterine device (IUD); however, more studies are needed to confirm the cream's effectiveness and safety, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery May Boost Sexual Function in Women Bariatric Surgery May Boost Sexual Function in Women
Sexual function in severely obese women improves after bariatric surgery, researchers in Brazil say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Deaths from Adverse Events Down Slightly, Study Shows Deaths from Adverse Events Down Slightly, Study Shows
Deaths from adverse effects of medical treatment fell from 1990 to 2016; the risks are not evenly distributed, however, with some age groups and geographic regions more affected than others.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

New Options Emerging for Painful Abscesses, Skin Scarring New Options Emerging for Painful Abscesses, Skin Scarring
Much-needed therapies for a chronic inflammatory skin condition, a once-orphan disease, will be in the spotlight at the upcoming Conference of the European Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Alzheimer's Blood Test May Detect Damage Ahead of Symptoms Alzheimer's Blood Test May Detect Damage Ahead of Symptoms
Changes over time in levels of neurofilament light protein in blood can help predict neurodegeneration and clinical progression to Alzheimer's disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Gabapentin Improves Sexual Function in Some With Vulvodynia Gabapentin Improves Sexual Function in Some With Vulvodynia
Gabapentin improves sexual function in women with both vulvodynia and severe pelvic floor muscle pain.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Neoadjuvant Chemo Ups Survival in Pancreatic Cancer Neoadjuvant Chemo Ups Survival in Pancreatic Cancer
Neoadjuvant chemotherapy significantly improved overall survival in a cohort of Japanese patients and could be a new treatment option, but the regimen is not currently available in the US.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Most Physicians Think FDA Has It About Right, Survey Says Most Physicians Think FDA Has It About Right, Survey Says
Most physician respondents thought the FDA requires the right level of evidence for approving new drugs but were overwhelmingly against the FDA allowing promotion of drugs for unapproved uses.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacist News Source Type: news

Another Drug Company Recalls Tainted Sartan Products Another Drug Company Recalls Tainted Sartan Products
Prinston Pharmaceutical Inc becomes the latest company to recall sartan products because of the presence of a probable carcinogen.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

Diabetes Alert Dogs Perform Better Than Previously Thought Diabetes Alert Dogs Perform Better Than Previously Thought
Highly trained dogs are better at alerting patients with type 1 diabetes to hyper- and hypoglycemic episodes than previous studies suggest, new UK research indicates.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

EMA Decision on Durvalumab in NSCLC Is'Major Cause of Concern'EMA Decision on Durvalumab in NSCLC Is'Major Cause of Concern '
Lung cancer experts say the recent decision to restrict the use of durvalumab immunotherapy to patients with high PD-L1 expression is'a lost therapeutic opportunity. 'Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

MMP9 Inhibitor Added to Chemo in Gastric/GEJ Cancer MMP9 Inhibitor Added to Chemo in Gastric/GEJ Cancer
Andecaliximab added to mFOLFOX6 chemotherapy did not improve survival in patients with advanced gastric/GEJ cancer, except for one subset — those 65 years and older.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Intermittent Fasting Plus Lower-Calorie Diet May Be Best Intermittent Fasting Plus Lower-Calorie Diet May Be Best
Although admittedly small, a new study indicates that a combination of intermittent fasting together with some calorie restriction may give the best outcomes in terms of weight loss and overall health.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

New Standard of Care in PD-L1+ Esophageal Cancer? New Standard of Care in PD-L1+ Esophageal Cancer?
Patients with advanced esophageal cancer who have a high level of PD-L1 showed improved survival on poembrolizumab compared to standard chemotherapy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

CMS Seeks to Prod Insurers to Negotiate Lower Drug Prices CMS Seeks to Prod Insurers to Negotiate Lower Drug Prices
CMS'Seema Verma proposed a voluntary test to address what she calls"perverse incentives" in Part D. The model will ask insurers to accept more financial risk for customers who need expensive drugs.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

New California Governor Takes Healthcare Reform by the Horns New California Governor Takes Healthcare Reform by the Horns
He proposes changes in state policy to approach universal coverage and asks Congress and Trump for waivers to move toward single-payer system.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Hire a'Burnout' Officer to Help Physicians: Report Hire a'Burnout' Officer to Help Physicians: Report
A new report calls for all major healthcare organizations to have an executive-level chief wellness officer tasked with reducing physician burnout.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

Mesh Complications Linked to Greater Depression, Self-Harm Risk Mesh Complications Linked to Greater Depression, Self-Harm Risk
Women who suffer from transvaginal mesh complications are at increased risk of new-onset depression and self-harm, according to new research.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Blisters Not Required to Diagnose Pemphigoid Blisters Not Required to Diagnose Pemphigoid
The presence of blisters is not required to make the diagnosis of pemphigoid, according to a new study of this common cutaneous autoimmune disease.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

St. Luke's Replaces President, Other Leaders After Series of Care Lapses St. Luke's Replaces President, Other Leaders After Series of Care Lapses
Ouster comes 5 months after the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services terminated federal funding for heart transplants at the 65-year-old hospital, citing a failure to make needed changes.ProPublica (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Parkinson's Subtypes Predict Prognosis Parkinson's Subtypes Predict Prognosis
Different subtypes of Parkinson's disease have been proposed that accurately predict prognosis, disability, and survival and may eventually lead to the development of more specific treatments.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

New SCCT Guidelines Reflect Expanding Role for CT in TAVR New SCCT Guidelines Reflect Expanding Role for CT in TAVR
It features nuts-and-bolts recommendations, including those for specific scanners, but also thorny issues like leaflet thrombosis and valve-in-valve procedures for failed bioprosthesis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Haitian Women Struggle to Get Help for Children Fathered by U.N. Troops Haitian Women Struggle to Get Help for Children Fathered by U.N. Troops
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Misdiagnosis of Penicillin Allergy Common Misdiagnosis of Penicillin Allergy Common
Most patients who report having a penicillin allergy are not really allergic to the antibiotic, and they may be missing out on the best treatment for their condition as a result, according to a report in JAMA January 15.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Junk Food Ads Disproportionately Target Black and Hispanic Kids - Report Junk Food Ads Disproportionately Target Black and Hispanic Kids - Report
Television advertising in the U.S. for candy, fast food, sugary drinks and other unhealthy treats continues to target mostly black and Hispanic youth, according to a new report that suggests this contributes to health disparities.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Intersex People Should Not Live in'Fear of Humiliation' - UK Minister Intersex People Should Not Live in'Fear of Humiliation' - UK Minister
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Schizophrenia: Genetic Mutation Alters Teen Brain, Raises Risk Schizophrenia: Genetic Mutation Alters Teen Brain, Raises Risk
Schizophrenia may be caused by a genetic mutation in the SLC39A8 gene that leads to a structural abnormality in the brain during adolescence, suggesting a new target for therapy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Hyperglycemia Tied to Higher Fracture Risk in Elderly Japanese Men Hyperglycemia Tied to Higher Fracture Risk in Elderly Japanese Men
Community-dwelling elderly men with hyperglycemia are at elevated risk of osteoporotic fracture, according to Japanese researchers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Japan Tobacco Ratchets Up Smokeless War With New Products Japan Tobacco Ratchets Up Smokeless War With New Products
Japan Tobacco Inc on Thursday unveiled two"heat-not-burn" products, as it races against market leader Philip Morris International Inc for a larger share of the vaping space with conventional cigarettes steadily falling out of favor.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Invest in Health for Global Security and Growth, Gates Urges Donors Invest in Health for Global Security and Growth, Gates Urges Donors
Donating billions of dollars to global funds that fight poverty and disease is one of the best investments governments can make to boost security and economic growth, philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates said on Thursday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

NCCN Guidelines Downloaded 10 Million Times in 2018 NCCN Guidelines Downloaded 10 Million Times in 2018
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology were downloaded 10 million times in 2018, which is a 26% increase from the previous year.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Clinicians Walk'Fine Line' With Immigrant Patients Clinicians Walk'Fine Line' With Immigrant Patients
Some immigrants worried about green card status are skipping medical appointments out of fear stoked by proposed'public charge'rule, currently under review by the Department of Homeland Security.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

California's Top Lawyer Cements Role as Healthcare Defender-in-Chief California's Top Lawyer Cements Role as Healthcare Defender-in-Chief
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra scores a win for California and other states in his effort to block Trump administration birth control rules.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Action to Combat Climate Change Is Paramount for Healthcare Action to Combat Climate Change Is Paramount for Healthcare
"As physicians, we have a special responsibility to safeguard health and alleviate suffering. Working to rapidly curtail greenhouse gas emissions is now essential to our healing mission," experts say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Business of Medicine News Source Type: news

Alcohol and the Electric Atrium: How Drinking Promotes AF? Alcohol and the Electric Atrium: How Drinking Promotes AF?
Electrophysiologic studies are helping define the nature of atrial fibrillation's myocardial remodeling effects in moderate drinkers with the arrhythmia.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Omaha Hospital Sued After Pediatric Surgeons Resign Omaha Hospital Sued After Pediatric Surgeons Resign
Two surgeons say they were pushed to resign after they told Children's Hospital a colleague was incompetent. The hospital says it strongly disagrees with the allegations. (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

US FDA Panel Split on Sotagliflozin for Type 1 Diabetes US FDA Panel Split on Sotagliflozin for Type 1 Diabetes
The 8-8 tie reflected the FDA advisory panel's struggle in assessing the drug's glycemic and other benefits against an elevated risk for diabetic ketoacidosis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news