Shutdown Limits FDA Efforts to Protect Food Safety Shutdown Limits FDA Efforts to Protect Food Safety
The shutdown has idled about 800,000 workers at roughly a quarter of U.S. government agencies and left some of the FDA's inspectors working without pay.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

Donor Fecal Transplant Improves Colitis in Randomized Trial Donor Fecal Transplant Improves Colitis in Randomized Trial
Fecal microbiota transplantation from pooled donor stool led to remission of ulcerative colitis in one third of participants in a controlled trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

USPSTF Reaffirms Drugs for Women at High Risk for Breast Cancer USPSTF Reaffirms Drugs for Women at High Risk for Breast Cancer
In new draft guidelines, the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) continues to recommend the use of chemopreventive agents for women at high risk for breast cancer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Up to an Egg a Day May Ward Off Diabetes: Metabolomic Study Up to an Egg a Day May Ward Off Diabetes: Metabolomic Study
' We now have some hints about certain egg-related compounds that may have a role in type 2 diabetes development,'say researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

High Fiber, Whole Grains Linked to CVD, Diabetes, Cancer Lower Risk High Fiber, Whole Grains Linked to CVD, Diabetes, Cancer Lower Risk
An ambitious review of 40 years of research commissioned by the WHO shows that higher intake of dietary fiber and whole grains is related to a'surprisingly broad'range of diseases.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

High Fiber, Whole Grains Linked to CVD, Diabetes, Cancer Risk High Fiber, Whole Grains Linked to CVD, Diabetes, Cancer Risk
An ambitious review of 40 years of research commissioned by the WHO shows that higher intake of dietary fiber and whole grains is related to a'surprisingly broad'range of diseases.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Persistent Back Pain Common, but Trajectories Vary Persistent Back Pain Common, but Trajectories Vary
The findings from a large longitudinal study argue against the idea that most cases of back pain resolve, authors write.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Lilly Eyes More Cancer Deals, but Wary of CAR-T, Gene Therapy Lilly Eyes More Cancer Deals, but Wary of CAR-T, Gene Therapy
Eli Lilly and Co remains in the hunt for cancer drugs even after announcing an $8 billion purchase of Loxo Oncology this week, but it plans to remain on the sidelines when it comes to two of the hottest areas of drug development.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Avelumab May Benefit Some Patients With Advanced Unresectable Mesothelioma Avelumab May Benefit Some Patients With Advanced Unresectable Mesothelioma
The anti-programmed cell death ligand 1 (PD-L1) monoclonal antibody avelumab is well tolerated and shows antitumor activity in some patients with previously treated unresectable mesothelioma, according to results from a single-arm trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

AHA Initiative Boosts Quality of Care for STEMI AHA Initiative Boosts Quality of Care for STEMI
Quality of care for patients with ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) has improved in hospitals participating in the American Heart Association's Mission: Lifeline program, according to a new report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Heart Failure Patients Need Sooner Follow-Up Care Heart Failure Patients Need Sooner Follow-Up Care
More than half of heart failure patients who visit the emergency department don't receive prompt follow-up care, and a Canadian study suggests the delay is associated with more complications and lower survival.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Poverty, Depression, Substance Abuse Common in Native Americans With HIV Poverty, Depression, Substance Abuse Common in Native Americans With HIV
More than half of American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) adults in HIV care are at or below the poverty line, and many report symptoms of depression, internalized HIV-related stigma and substance abuse, according to results from the Medical Monitoring Project (MMP).Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Fund Battling AIDS, TB and Malaria Seeks $14 Bln to Invigorate Fight Fund Battling AIDS, TB and Malaria Seeks $14 Bln to Invigorate Fight
At least $14 billion is needed to accelerate the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria and quell stubborn epidemics that still kill millions, the head of a global health fund said on Friday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Dairy Products May Have Mixed Effects on Mortality Dairy Products May Have Mixed Effects on Mortality
Pooled data indicate that drinking milk may prompt a slightly higher risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) mortality, while consuming fermented dairy products is associated with lower total mortality.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Youth-Onset Type 2 Diabetes Ups Risk of Serious Mental Illness Youth-Onset Type 2 Diabetes Ups Risk of Serious Mental Illness
People who develop type 2 diabetes prior to age 40 are particularly vulnerable to mental health hospitalizations while they're still young, a previously unappreciated phenomenon.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

MSK Curbs Executives' Ties to Industry After Conflict-of-Interest Scandals MSK Curbs Executives' Ties to Industry After Conflict-of-Interest Scandals
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center will bar its top executives from serving on corporate boards of drug and healthcare companies that, in some cases, had paid them hundreds of thousands of dollars a year.ProPublica (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Business of Medicine News Source Type: news

High Rate of Complications in'Real-World' Lung Cancer Scanning High Rate of Complications in'Real-World' Lung Cancer Scanning
When performed in a community setting rather than as part of a clinical trial, the rate of complications from lung cancer screening are twice as high.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

3D Printing Facilitates Patient-Specific Management of Heart Failure 3D Printing Facilitates Patient-Specific Management of Heart Failure
3D printing can provide physical models that allow tailored pre-procedural planning in patients with heart failure, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

J & J Raises U.S. Prices on Around Two Dozen Drugs J & J Raises U.S. Prices on Around Two Dozen Drugs
Johnson& Johnson raised U.S. prices on around two dozen prescription drugs on Thursday, including the psoriasis treatment Stelara (ustekinumab), prostate cancer drug Zytiga (abiraterone) and blood thinner Xarelto (rivaroxaban), all among its top-selling products.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Benzodiazepines May Boost Pneumonia Risk, Especially in Seniors Benzodiazepines May Boost Pneumonia Risk, Especially in Seniors
This study found that they increase pneumonia risk as well.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

FDA Advisers Back Febuxostat for Gout Despite Possible CV Risk FDA Advisers Back Febuxostat for Gout Despite Possible CV Risk
Febuxostat is appropriate for some patients with gout-related hyperuricemia, the Arthritis Advisory Committee and the Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee said at a joint meeting.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

New Details Link Maternal Weight and Congenital Heart Defects New Details Link Maternal Weight and Congenital Heart Defects
A nationwide study highlights specific heart defects through age 5 and the urgent need for obesity-prevention interventions in reproductive age women.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Half of Parents Unaware of Teen's Suicidal Thoughts Half of Parents Unaware of Teen's Suicidal Thoughts
Half of parents surveyed by a research team from a Philadelphia pediatric hospital were unaware that their young adolescent had thought about committing suicide, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Sublingual Sufentanil: A Solution in Search of a Problem? Sublingual Sufentanil: A Solution in Search of a Problem?
New data support the safety of sublingual sufentanil for moderate-to-severe acute pain used in hospital, but experts say there is no need for it and worry about diversion.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Poor Quality Sleep Tied to Early Signs of Alzheimer's Poor Quality Sleep Tied to Early Signs of Alzheimer's
In the ongoing quest to identify preclinical Alzheimer disease, researchers look to PET imaging, CSF biomarkers, and sleep-wake activity for early signs of those at risk.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Five New Insomnia Subtypes May Help Personalize Treatment Five New Insomnia Subtypes May Help Personalize Treatment
The newly identified insomnia subtypes are largely unrelated to sleep complaints, are differentiated by biologically based traits and life history, and are stable over time.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Hour on London Underground as Bad as a Day in Traffic - Pollution Study Hour on London Underground as Bad as a Day in Traffic - Pollution Study
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Massachusetts Man Gets 10 Years in Prison for Hospital Cyberattack Massachusetts Man Gets 10 Years in Prison for Hospital Cyberattack
A Massachusetts man was sentenced on Thursday to more than 10 years in prison for carrying out a cyberattack on a hospital on behalf of the hacking activist group Anonymous to protest the treatment of a teenager in a high-profile custody dispute.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Rare Antibiotic-Resistant Infection Found in Wyoming Patient Rare Antibiotic-Resistant Infection Found in Wyoming Patient
Enterobacteriaceae with a rare antibiotic-resistant gene, mcr-1, was isolated in a Wyoming hospital patient, who does not appear to have acquired the infection at the hospital.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Games Industry Asks WHO to Hold Fire on'Gaming Disorder'Games Industry Asks WHO to Hold Fire on'Gaming Disorder '
Video games are compelling, but does playing them too much constitute a medical condition? The gaming industry is trying to avoid"gaming disorder" becoming a formally recognized ailment.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Cruise Ship Returning Early to Florida After 277 Sickened Cruise Ship Returning Early to Florida After 277 Sickened
A cruise ship will return to Florida a day early after 277 guests and crew suffered from gastrointestinal illness since departing on Sunday, Royal Caribbean Cruises said on Thursday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Up to 7.3 Million Americans Sickened by Flu So Far, CDC Says Up to 7.3 Million Americans Sickened by Flu So Far, CDC Says
From 69,300 to 83,500 people have been hospitalized with influenza in the past 3 months, according to preliminary in-season estimates of flu burden.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Transforming Growth Factor Beta May Hold Key to Age-Related Loss of Dermal Fat, Immunity Transforming Growth Factor Beta May Hold Key to Age-Related Loss of Dermal Fat, Immunity
Transforming growth factor beta (TGF-beta) is a key regulator of fat and immunity loss in dermal fibroblasts, and interventions targeting this pathway might effectively fight skin infections, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Up to a Year After Pregnancy, Race Disparities in Stress, Recovery Persist Up to a Year After Pregnancy, Race Disparities in Stress, Recovery Persist
A year after giving birth, African-American mothers may have more signs of physical and mental stress that can raise the risk of chronic disease, compared with white or Latina women, a small U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Teens With Bedtimes, or Who Are Attuned to Body Cues, Get More Sleep Teens With Bedtimes, or Who Are Attuned to Body Cues, Get More Sleep
Teens whose parents set their bedtimes, and those who go to sleep on their own when they're tired, may get more rest than peers who only go to sleep after they've finished homework or socializing online, a recent study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Poor U.S. Women Often Can't Afford Tampons, Pads Poor U.S. Women Often Can't Afford Tampons, Pads
A survey of low-income women in a large U.S. city finds that nearly two-thirds couldn't afford menstrual hygiene products such as tampons or pads during the previous year.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Hormone Therapy May Protect Against Knee Osteoarthritis Hormone Therapy May Protect Against Knee Osteoarthritis
Postmenopausal women taking hormone therapy were significantly less likely to develop symptomatic knee osteoarthritis compared with those who did not take hormone therapy, a large study has found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Analysis Blasts Disregard for Unsolved High cTn in Suspected ACS Analysis Blasts Disregard for Unsolved High cTn in Suspected ACS
' One of the reasons they have an adverse prognosis is because once the patient goes home, the troponin is out of sight, out of mind,'an expert observer speculates.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

US Supreme Court to Issue Decision on Transgender Troop Ban US Supreme Court to Issue Decision on Transgender Troop Ban
The meeting comes on the heels of an appeals court decision that ruled in favor of the ban.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

USPSTF Begins New Review for Colorectal Cancer Screening USPSTF Begins New Review for Colorectal Cancer Screening
Two issues are at stake: will the age to begin screening be lowered to 45 years? Will the new review prompt Medicare to pay for CT colonography?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Blacks With HCC May Live Longer If Liver Donor Is Black Blacks With HCC May Live Longer If Liver Donor Is Black
For black Americans with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) treated with a liver transplant, overall survival beyond 1 year was improved if the liver donor was also a black American.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

New Commission Report Is Tough on MOC New Commission Report Is Tough on MOC
The commission formed by the American Board of Medical Specialties urged a switch from high-stakes summative exams to yearly, formative assessments.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Pesticide, Metal Exposure Tied to Increased Risk of Heart Disease Pesticide, Metal Exposure Tied to Increased Risk of Heart Disease
Workers who are exposed to pesticides or metals on the job may be significantly more likely to develop cardiovascular diseases, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Diabetes Tied to Worse Word Recall in Older Adults Diabetes Tied to Worse Word Recall in Older Adults
Older people with type 2 diabetes may struggle more with verbal memory than their peers without the disease, a recent study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Early Term Birth Linked to Lower Income and Education in Adulthood Early Term Birth Linked to Lower Income and Education in Adulthood
Early term babies may be less likely than infants born full term to eventually earn a college degree and get a high-paying job, a large study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Multistate E. Coli Infection Outbreak Appears to Be Over: CDC Multistate E. Coli Infection Outbreak Appears to Be Over: CDC
The multistate outbreak of E. coli infections linked to romaine lettuce from the Central Coastal growing regions in northern and central California appears to be over, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Wednesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

U.S. Fast Food Chains Offering More Healthy Options for Kids U.S. Fast Food Chains Offering More Healthy Options for Kids
Healthier sides and drinks were added to U.S. fast-food restaurant kids'menus in the past decade, but healthy combinations are still rarely offered as the default option, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Central Obesity Linked to Lower Brain Volumes Central Obesity Linked to Lower Brain Volumes
Carrying extra body fat, especially around the middle, is linked to lower gray matter volumes, a new study shows, raising the possibility that controlling obesity may reduce future dementia risk.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Half of States Now In the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Half of States Now In the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact
Michigan is the 25th state to join the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact, which allows physicians to more easily be licensed in multiple US states and territories.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Business of Medicine News Source Type: news

Congress, CMS Taking Key Steps to Examine Drug Costs Congress, CMS Taking Key Steps to Examine Drug Costs
Top federal officials have put lowering drug prices at the top of the 2019 agenda, including considering changing how Medicare pays for medicine and trying to speed introductions of generic drugs.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news