New Job of U.S. Vice President's Wife Sparks LGBT+ Furor New Job of U.S. Vice President's Wife Sparks LGBT+ Furor
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

Evictions Loom for Poor, Elderly as U.S. Government Shutdown Drags on Evictions Loom for Poor, Elderly as U.S. Government Shutdown Drags on
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

Slim but Sedentary Might Face Same Heart Risks as Overweight Slim but Sedentary Might Face Same Heart Risks as Overweight
Adults with a healthy weight but a sedentary lifestyle may have the same risk for heart attacks or strokes as people who are overweight, a recent study suggests.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

Scientists Reveal & quot;Ideal Diet & quot; for Peoples' and Planet's Health Scientists Reveal & quot;Ideal Diet & quot; for Peoples' and Planet's Health
Scientists have unveiled what they say is an ideal diet for the health of the planet and its people - including a doubling of consumption of nuts, fruits, vegetables and legumes, and a halving of meat and sugar intake.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

Hearing Aid Users Often Don't See Doctors to Ensure Devices Help Hearing Aid Users Often Don't See Doctors to Ensure Devices Help
In 2020, a new U.S. law will allow people to buy hearing aids over-the-counter, but that may not improve access to hearing care, a new study suggests - because many older people who already wear hearing aids don't see doctors to ensure the devices are achieving optimal results.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

Understanding Confidentiality Helps Young Patients Open Up About Tough Issues Understanding Confidentiality Helps Young Patients Open Up About Tough Issues
Confidentiality discussions may pave the way for adolescents and young adults to talk about potentially sensitive topics with their physicians, new findings suggest.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Med-Student Documentation Guidelines Need Careful Implementation Med-Student Documentation Guidelines Need Careful Implementation
New student-documentation guidelines from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) require careful implementation to avoid reductions in meaningful teaching physician involvement, according to a new report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Tumor Markers Limit Imaging Need in Germ-Cell Tumor Surveillance Tumor Markers Limit Imaging Need in Germ-Cell Tumor Surveillance
Tumor markers are a sensitive, radiation-sparing means of surveillance in children and adolescents with malignant germ-cell tumors, according to a retrospective review.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Walgreens and Microsoft Partner to Develop Digital Healthcare Services Walgreens and Microsoft Partner to Develop Digital Healthcare Services
Drugstore chain Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc and Microsoft Corp said on Tuesday they have entered a seven-year agreement to research and develop new methods of delivering healthcare services through digital devices.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

FDA Investigating Late Risk With Paclitaxel Balloons, Stents in PAD FDA Investigating Late Risk With Paclitaxel Balloons, Stents in PAD
Concerns about a higher risk for long-term mortality identified in a recent meta-analysis have prompted the investigation, a letter to healthcare providers notes.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

FDA Moves to Fast-Track OTC Naloxone for Opioid Overdose FDA Moves to Fast-Track OTC Naloxone for Opioid Overdose
The agency announced'unprecedented'steps to jump-start development of over-the-counter (OTC) naloxone to help reduce opioid overdose deaths.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Alert Source Type: news

Students Urge Step 1 Fixes, Physician Leaders Reply With Insult Students Urge Step 1 Fixes, Physician Leaders Reply With Insult
The response seems to indicate a generational divide in the medical community.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

CDC: Rural-Urban Gap Persists in PCP Opioid Prescribing CDC: Rural-Urban Gap Persists in PCP Opioid Prescribing
Opioid prescribing is down overall since 2016, but the latest CDC numbers show that rural areas have much higher prescribing rates. Targeting interventions to those communities will be key.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Cerebral Small Vessel Disease Tied to Significant MCI Risk Cerebral Small Vessel Disease Tied to Significant MCI Risk
Investigators followed more than 300 hypertensive patients over several years to observe what proportion of the group developed changes in cognitive function.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Meet Kim Schrier: Diabetes Patient, Physician, Congresswoman Meet Kim Schrier: Diabetes Patient, Physician, Congresswoman
As the only female physician currently in the US Congress, healthcare will be Schrier's major focus.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

TMB: A Potential Pan-Cancer Biomarker for Immunotherapy? TMB: A Potential Pan-Cancer Biomarker for Immunotherapy?
High tumor mutational burden (TMB) is associated with improved survival after treatment with immune checkpoint inhibitors across several solid cancers, but it is not yet ready for use in clinical practice.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Many Oncologists Unfamiliar With Needs of LGBTQ Cancer Patients Many Oncologists Unfamiliar With Needs of LGBTQ Cancer Patients
Limited knowledge about how to care for LGBTQ patients with cancer underscores a need for building gay-centric clinical and cultural competency.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Risk for Suicide Spikes After Cancer Diagnosis Risk for Suicide Spikes After Cancer Diagnosis
Two new studies show that after a cancer diagnosis, the risk for suicide increases significantly and may be as much as four times higher than in the general population.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

FDA Advisers Urge Approval of Romosozumab for Osteoporosis FDA Advisers Urge Approval of Romosozumab for Osteoporosis
The risk for cardiac events, though not well defined, should not hold up marketing, said the FDA panel members.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Burnout Rises Above 50% in Some Specialties, New Survey Shows Burnout Rises Above 50% in Some Specialties, New Survey Shows
Urologists had the highest burnout rates; 20% of all physicians said they have had thoughts of suicide or prefer not to answer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care 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 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

European Nations Weigh Impact of Brexit on Drug Supplies European Nations Weigh Impact of Brexit on Drug Supplies
Germany's drug safety regulator has concluded that Brexit will not put its patients at risk of losing access to essential drugs, while Ireland has drawn up a list of 24 medicines whose supply would be most vulnerable if Britain fails to conclude a divorce deal.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Gay Fathers Face Stigma as Parents Gay Fathers Face Stigma as Parents
Even as parenting by same-sex couples becomes more common in the U.S., many gay men and their families still experience discrimination and are stigmatized by relatives, neighbors, salespeople and other members of their communities, a study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Fecal-Microbiota Transplant Beats Antibiotics for Recurrent C Diff Fecal-Microbiota Transplant Beats Antibiotics for Recurrent C Diff
Fecal-microbiota transplantation (FMT) is superior to 10 days of fidaxomicin or vancomycin for resolving recurrent Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), according to results from a randomized open-label clinical trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Endoscopic Transvesical Adenomectomy Allows Less-Invasive Treatment of Large BPH Endoscopic Transvesical Adenomectomy Allows Less-Invasive Treatment of Large BPH
Endoscopic transvesical adenomectomy of the prostate (ETAP) provides a less-invasive alternative for treating large benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), researchers from the Netherlands report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

Cyclosporine Emulsion Promising in Vernal Keratoconjunctivitis Cyclosporine Emulsion Promising in Vernal Keratoconjunctivitis
Cyclosporine A cationic emulsion (CsA CE) appears more effective than vehicle alone in treating pediatric patients with vernal keratoconjunctivitis, according to a study funded by the developer, Santen.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

U.N. Delivers Food for 9.5 Million in Yemen Last Month, Shy of Target U.N. Delivers Food for 9.5 Million in Yemen Last Month, Shy of Target
The U.N. food agency delivered emergency food and vouchers for over 9.5 million people in Yemen in December, just shy of its 10 million monthly target in the famine-threatened country, a spokesman said on Tuesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Short Supply, Cost of Key Drugs Leave Hospitals Scrambling Short Supply, Cost of Key Drugs Leave Hospitals Scrambling
Hospital groups called for legislation to speed the introduction of generic medicines, seeking more competition to address concerns about cost and supply.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

Australian Authorities Warn About Heat as Temperature Soars Australian Authorities Warn About Heat as Temperature Soars
Australians have been warned to avoid exerting themselves outdoors and to drink lots of water as record temperatures in parts of the country look set to linger, and even increase, over coming days.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Single-Dose Drug Prevents Malaria Relapse Single-Dose Drug Prevents Malaria Relapse
Data from two phase 3 trials show the efficacy of single-dose tafenoquine in preventing malarial relapse but underscore the need for appropriate patient selection.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Fewer Uninsured but Similar MI Outcomes With Medicaid Expansion Fewer Uninsured but Similar MI Outcomes With Medicaid Expansion
Medicaid eligibility expansion was associated with a reduction in uninsured patients reporting to hospital with an acute myocardial infarction, but not with improved outcomes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

FDA Clears First Generic Version of Seizure Drug Sabril FDA Clears First Generic Version of Seizure Drug Sabril
Generic vigabatrin is indicated as add-on therapy for the treatment of complex partial seizures in patients aged 10 and older who are refractory to several other treatments.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

Clinical Trials Too Often Exclude'Real-World' Cancer Patients Clinical Trials Too Often Exclude'Real-World' Cancer Patients
Restrictive clinical trial criteria frequently exclude patients with comorbidities from important cancer studies, but such patients might benefit from the treatment being study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Cardiometabolic Risks Increased With Tourette, Tic Disorders Cardiometabolic Risks Increased With Tourette, Tic Disorders
The increased risk for disorders such as diabetes and obesity begins in childhood and is higher in those with concomitant ADHD.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Shutdown Starting to Delay New FDA Reviews, Approvals Shutdown Starting to Delay New FDA Reviews, Approvals
The FDA is relying on industry-paid user fees and is shifting resources to keep itself partially open.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Aspiration Thrombectomy in STEMI PCI Plummets Nationwide Aspiration Thrombectomy in STEMI PCI Plummets Nationwide
No benefits were found for thrombus aspiration, either routine or selective, but there remains an unmet need in high-risk patients undergoing PCI.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Repeat Procedure Risk Increased With Essure Contraceptive Repeat Procedure Risk Increased With Essure Contraceptive
The Essure birth control device is linked to a greater risk of repeat tubal resection or ligation in a 7-year study, but researchers stress the risk is low for the vast majority of patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Stem Cell Transplant Slows Progression in MS Stem Cell Transplant Slows Progression in MS
Results show a dramatic prolongation in time to progression of MS with the transplant vs drug therapy, which is described as'changing the natural history of the disease. 'Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

ACP Ethics Guidance Now Addresses Health Technology ACP Ethics Guidance Now Addresses Health Technology
New sections include use of EHRs, electronic communication, telemedicine, and genetic tests. Two ethics experts say the guidelines are valuable but gaps remain.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Certain Dental Flosses Raise Body Levels of Toxic Chemicals Certain Dental Flosses Raise Body Levels of Toxic Chemicals
Flossing teeth with Oral-B Glide and similar brands could inadvertently increase exposure to PFAS chemicals, a number of which have been linked to cancer and thyroid disease, a US study indicates.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Walmart Opts to Leave CVS Partnerships Over Pricing Dispute Walmart Opts to Leave CVS Partnerships Over Pricing Dispute
Walmart Inc has opted to end its involvement in the network of commercial and Medicaid pharmacies run by CVS Health Corp after the two companies failed to agree on pricing, CVS said on Tuesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Hospital Diagnostic Coding Trends for HF: No Gaming Effect Hospital Diagnostic Coding Trends for HF: No Gaming Effect
Principal diagnoses have partially shifted from heart failure to acute respiratory failure with a secondary diagnosis of HF, but the trend isn't correlated with changes in risk-adjusted mortality.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Brain Metabolites Altered in First-Episode Psychosis Brain Metabolites Altered in First-Episode Psychosis
Even in a first episode of psychosis (FEP), alterations in brain metabolite levels are associated with neurocognitive performance, according to findings from a 7-Tesla proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Vaccine-Preventable Infections Common in Pediatric Transplant Patients Vaccine-Preventable Infections Common in Pediatric Transplant Patients
Over 15% of pediatric solid organ transplant recipients are hospitalized for a vaccine-preventable infection in the first five years after transplant, according to new findings in JAMA Pediatrics.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

U.S. Lawmaker Launches Investigation Into Pharma Drug Pricing U.S. Lawmaker Launches Investigation Into Pharma Drug Pricing
A top U.S. lawmaker launched an investigation into pharmaceutical industry pricing practices on Monday, less than a week after he and fellow Democrats introduced legislation aimed at lowering medicine prices.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Medicare Changes Could Have Some Patients Paying More for Drugs Medicare Changes Could Have Some Patients Paying More for Drugs
A proposed shift in Medicare coverage for medicines administered by doctors may help reduce total drug spending, but a new study suggests it may also lead to higher out-of-pocket costs for some patients.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Jiu Jitsu Move May Curb Blood Loss After Limb Trauma Jiu Jitsu Move May Curb Blood Loss After Limb Trauma
The Brazilian Jiu jitsu knee-mount position can decrease blood flow in major limb arteries and may help control bleeding after injury, according to a small proof-of-concept study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

Technical Parameters Drive & quot;Shocking & quot; Int'l Variation in CT Radiation Doses Technical Parameters Drive & quot;Shocking & quot; Int'l Variation in CT Radiation Doses
CT protocols and radiation doses vary considerably from country to country, primarily as a result of local choices regarding technical parameters, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radiology News Source Type: news

FDA Approves Abbott's Amplatzer PDA Occluder for Preemies FDA Approves Abbott's Amplatzer PDA Occluder for Preemies
The pea-sized device is the first approved to treat patent ductus arteriosus in premature babies weighing as little as two pounds.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

Facebook's AI Suicide Prevention Program: Likes and Dislikes Facebook's AI Suicide Prevention Program: Likes and Dislikes
One year after the launch of an artificial intelligence (AI) program that scans accounts for signs of suicidal intent in its users, experts weigh in with their likes and dislikes of the initiative.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news