Jury Out on EEG to Predict Depression Treatment Response Jury Out on EEG to Predict Depression Treatment Response
There is currently insufficient evidence to recommend quantitative EEG in routine clinical practice to guide choice of treatment for depressive illness, researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Serology an Increasingly Important Indicator of Celiac Disease Serology an Increasingly Important Indicator of Celiac Disease
Serology has gained importance in the diagnosis of celiac disease (CD), due to improvements in assay performance over the last decade, according to updated advice for clinical practice.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Israeli Doctors Ban Gay Conversion Therapy as Risks'Mental Damage'Israeli Doctors Ban Gay Conversion Therapy as Risks'Mental Damage '
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Vaginal Ring Pessary Suitable for Extended Use in Advanced Pelvic-Organ Prolapse Vaginal Ring Pessary Suitable for Extended Use in Advanced Pelvic-Organ Prolapse
A vaginal ring pessary with support can alleviate symptoms of advanced pelvic organ prolapse (POP) for three years or longer, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Driving High Common in Pain Patients Taking Medical Marijuana Driving High Common in Pain Patients Taking Medical Marijuana
Driving under the influence of cannabis is common among patients prescribed medical marijuana for chronic pain, in findings investigators describe as'concerning. 'Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Watch and Wait in Rectal Cancer: Worse Survival for Some Watch and Wait in Rectal Cancer: Worse Survival for Some
A watch-and-wait strategy was associated with improved rectal preservation but poorer survival in patients who achieved a complete response following neoadjuvant therapy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Where Abortion Fights Will Play Out in 2019 Where Abortion Fights Will Play Out in 2019
Expect more aggressive regulatory action from the Trump administration while skirmishes continue in Congress and statehouses across the country. Many of these policies will ultimately be challenged in court.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Fish Oil Supplementation Can Mitigate Disuse Atrophy in Women Fish Oil Supplementation Can Mitigate Disuse Atrophy in Women
Consuming fish oil prior to limb immobilization can attenuate the loss of skeletal muscle mass in healthy young women, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Take Diabetes Into Consideration When Assessing for Glaucoma Take Diabetes Into Consideration When Assessing for Glaucoma
Diabetes and hyperglycemia are associated with thicker central corneal thickness, a relationship that could lead to overestimation of intraocular pressure, researchers warn ophthalmologists.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Best Way to Determine Gender Identity in the ED Identified Best Way to Determine Gender Identity in the ED Identified
The optimal method of collecting information on sexual orientation and gender identify in patients treated at emergency departments is through written self-reports at registration, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Obesity Epidemic Hits Cath Lab, Raising Docs' Radiation Risk Obesity Epidemic Hits Cath Lab, Raising Docs' Radiation Risk
A stepwise increase in physician radiation exposure in the cath lab was observed in association with greater patient BMI and may be further exacerbating already high occupational risks for interventionalists.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

AHS Releases Updated Guidance on Migraine Treatment AHS Releases Updated Guidance on Migraine Treatment
In response to recent advances in drug and device technology for treating migraine, the American Headache Society (AHS) has released new guidance on best preventive and acute strategies for clinical practice.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Oral HRT for Menopause Has Highest VTE Risk, Patches Safest Oral HRT for Menopause Has Highest VTE Risk, Patches Safest
Women taking HRT for menopausal symptoms should be counseled to use transdermal preparations over oral ones to reduce their venous thromboembolism risk, conclude UK experts following large study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Oral HRT for Menopause Has Highest VTE Risk, Dermal Route Safest Oral HRT for Menopause Has Highest VTE Risk, Dermal Route Safest
Women taking HRT for menopausal symptoms should be counseled to use transdermal preparations over oral ones to reduce their venous thromboembolism risk, conclude UK experts following large study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

EHR-Based Intervention Reduces Inpatient Sleep Interruptions EHR-Based Intervention Reduces Inpatient Sleep Interruptions
Education and electronic health record (EHR)-based nudges for clinicians can reduce inpatient sleep disruptions, new data show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

Even'Non-Problem' Drinking by Parents Tied to Mental Health Problems in Kids Even'Non-Problem' Drinking by Parents Tied to Mental Health Problems in Kids
Kids may be more likely to develop depression and anxiety when their parents are regular drinkers, even when neither parent drinks enough to be considered an alcoholic, a Norwegian study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

More Nurses Providing Primary Care Where MDs in Short Supply More Nurses Providing Primary Care Where MDs in Short Supply
A growing number of nurse practitioners are providing primary care in rural and low-income U.S. communities where the physician workforce is shrinking, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Oncologists' Personal Gain May Influence Treatment Choices Oncologists' Personal Gain May Influence Treatment Choices
Physicians'personal revenue considerations may play a role in their patient treatment decisions, according to a new systematic review.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Civica Rx Adds 12 Health Systems to Its Generic Drug Venture Civica Rx Adds 12 Health Systems to Its Generic Drug Venture
Civica Rx is partnering with health systems to ensure that generic drugs are affordable and accessible and now has 19 health systems on board representing about 750 hospitals.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

Diabetic Ketoacidosis May Affect Brain Development in the Young Diabetic Ketoacidosis May Affect Brain Development in the Young
Even a single episode of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) in school-aged children may have an enduring effect on cognitive function, a study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Black Patients Have Worse Perioperative Outcomes After Bariatric Surgery Black Patients Have Worse Perioperative Outcomes After Bariatric Surgery
Perioperative outcomes after bariatric surgery are significantly worse for black than for white patients, according to a new database study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Appropriate Use Criteria for Imaging in Nonvalvular HD Appropriate Use Criteria for Imaging in Nonvalvular HD
The goal is to provide a framework for the assessment of scenarios commonly seen in clinical practice to improve and standardize decision making on choice of imaging modality, authors say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Pirfenidone Improves Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Survival Pirfenidone Improves Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Survival
Pirfenidone increased 3-year survival in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, resulting in a 30% survival benefit compared with those not treated with antifibrotic agents, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

New York City Guarantees Health Care for All Residents New York City Guarantees Health Care for All Residents
NYC Care “ largest, most comprehensive plan in the nation to guarantee health care, ” mayor says.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

New York City Guarantees Healthcare for All Residents New York City Guarantees Healthcare for All Residents
NYC Care"largest, most comprehensive plan in the nation to guarantee health care," mayor says.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Should Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy Now Be Standard? Should Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy Now Be Standard?
With hybrid minimally invasive esophagectomy, the incidence of complications is lower than with open esophagectomy, but the overall survival rates are similar.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

CANVAS: Reassuring Data on Stroke With Canagliflozin CANVAS: Reassuring Data on Stroke With Canagliflozin
More detailed data from the CANVAS program have been reported showing reassuring results on all stroke types and a significant reduction in hemorrhagic stroke.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

AI-Based Liver Allocation More Equitable Than MELD Score AI-Based Liver Allocation More Equitable Than MELD Score
Using a machine-learning approach to allocate deceased-donor organs rather than the MELD score could have resulted in more than 400 lives saved annually, investigators found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

FDA Clears Epilepsy Smartwatch for Use in Children FDA Clears Epilepsy Smartwatch for Use in Children
The Embrace smartband detects patterns in motion and physiological signals that may be associated with generalized tonic-clonic seizures, and immediately alerts caregivers.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

Medtronic's Recall of Neurosurgical Nav Software Now Class I Medtronic's Recall of Neurosurgical Nav Software Now Class I
A bug in software used with the StealthStation Surgical Navigation System may prevent neurosurgeons from accurately seeing the location of surgical tools during brain surgery.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

Osteoporosis Drug Romosozumab Gains First Approval, in Japan Osteoporosis Drug Romosozumab Gains First Approval, in Japan
First approval worldwide for anabolic agent romosozumab for osteoporosis in women at high risk of fracture. The FDA previously rejected it, but an advisory committee will discuss the agent in 2 weeks.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

US Docs More Likely to Prescribe T3/T4 Combo Tx for Hypothyroid US Docs More Likely to Prescribe T3/T4 Combo Tx for Hypothyroid
In survey findings the authors describe as surprising, physicians in North America were more likely to prescribe combination LT4/LT3 therapy for hypothyroidism than those practicing elsewhere.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

What Do You Think of Hospital Prices Being Available Online? What Do You Think of Hospital Prices Being Available Online?
Hospitals are now required to make standard pricing available online in an easily understandable format.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

EMA Handed Down Fewer Positive Drug Opinions in 2018 EMA Handed Down Fewer Positive Drug Opinions in 2018
The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use granted 84 positive opinions for new medicines in 2018, including 42 agents with a new active substance never before authorized in the European Union.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Pharma Marketing: Spending Surges, Oversight Lags Pharma Marketing: Spending Surges, Oversight Lags
During the past 2 decades, marketing to healthcare professionals by pharmaceutical companies rose by nearly one third, and direct-to-consumer advertising quadrupled.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Healthcare Marketing: Spending Surges, Oversight Lags Healthcare Marketing: Spending Surges, Oversight Lags
During the past 2 decades, marketing to healthcare professionals by pharmaceutical companies rose by nearly one third, and direct-to-consumer advertising quadrupled.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Chinese Scientist Criticized for Risking'Gene-Edited' Babies' Lives Chinese Scientist Criticized for Risking'Gene-Edited' Babies' Lives
A leading geneticist who ran the conference where a Chinese scientist said he had made the world's first"gene-edited" babies condemned him on Monday for potentially jeopardizing lives and having no biology training.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Physicians Urge Caution Regarding Medical Uses of Marijuana and Cannabinoids Physicians Urge Caution Regarding Medical Uses of Marijuana and Cannabinoids
While advocates of marijuana and cannabinoids promote its use for conditions ranging from nausea to cancer, the paucity of high-quality evidence demands caution regarding the use of these agents, according to 6 brief commentaries from physicians and other providers across the US.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Sudden Income Drops in Early Adulthood Linked With Risk of Heart Disease Later Sudden Income Drops in Early Adulthood Linked With Risk of Heart Disease Later
The risk of heart disease and premature death may be higher for people who experience sudden, unpredictable income drops in early adulthood, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

More Tobacco Retailers, Smoking-Related Illness in Poor Neighborhoods More Tobacco Retailers, Smoking-Related Illness in Poor Neighborhoods
Much of the variation in smoking rates across American cities can be explained by the higher density of tobacco retailers in poor, nonwhite neighborhoods, a study of the 500 largest U.S. cities suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Flavored Tobacco Use Rising in U.S. Kids as Vaping Takes Off Flavored Tobacco Use Rising in U.S. Kids as Vaping Takes Off
The growing popularity of e-cigarettes among U.S. youth may be associated with increased use of potentially dangerous flavored tobacco products, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

New Drug May Be Hard to Get as Flu Season Heats Up New Drug May Be Hard to Get as Flu Season Heats Up
The number of states with high influenzalike illness activity doubled during the last week of December, and calls to major drug chains in six US locations found that only one had a recently approved antiviral drug in stock.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Questions About Metastasis-Free Survival in Prostate Cancer Questions About Metastasis-Free Survival in Prostate Cancer
Last year, for the first time ever, metastasis-free survival was used as a new endpoint for drug approvals. A pair of critics raise questions about it.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

FDA Approved Record Number of Drugs in 2018 FDA Approved Record Number of Drugs in 2018
The FDA approved 59 novel drugs last year, including 19 first-in-class agents, 34 novel drugs for rare diseases, and a record seven biosimilars.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Are Lower Readmissions Credited to 30-Day Rules Overstated? Are Lower Readmissions Credited to 30-Day Rules Overstated?
A new analysis shows the lower readmission rates credited to the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program may be roughly half as large as prior estimates have suggested.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

FDA Clears Novel Eye Tracking Test to Detect Concussion FDA Clears Novel Eye Tracking Test to Detect Concussion
EyeBOX is the first noninvasive, baseline-free test to help in the diagnosis of concussion. The 4-minute test is appropriate for ages 5 to 67 years.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

Prenatal Valproate Exposure May Boost ADHD Risk by Almost 50% Prenatal Valproate Exposure May Boost ADHD Risk by Almost 50%
New research adds to the growing body of evidence that prenatal exposure to the anti-epileptic drug valproate increases the risk of adverse neurodevelopmental effects in offspring.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Contraceptive Posters Improve Knowledge, Aid Patient Choice Contraceptive Posters Improve Knowledge, Aid Patient Choice
Posters with clearly stated facts about contraception options have been shown to improve patient knowledge, even after a brief exposure, leaving more time for physicians to discuss appropriate choices with women.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

A Decidedly Darker Prognosis for Takotsubo Syndrome A Decidedly Darker Prognosis for Takotsubo Syndrome
A systematic review and meta-regression study confirms recent data showing that long-term rates of overall mortality and recurrence are far from trivial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

First Appropriate Use Criteria for Peripheral Artery Intervention First Appropriate Use Criteria for Peripheral Artery Intervention
New appropriate use criteria reflect multidisciplinary collaboration and suggest which procedures and devices to use and avoid in treatment of patients with PAD.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news