After MSKCC, Baselga Heads Oncology R & D at AstraZeneca After MSKCC, Baselga Heads Oncology R & D at AstraZeneca
After stirring up heated controversy over failure to disclose industry relationships while at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), Baselga now heads to a giant pharma company.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

Ambulance Equipment Contaminated With MRSA Ambulance Equipment Contaminated With MRSA
Ambulance oxygen tanks are likely to carry methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a small U.S. study suggests, pointing to the need for regular disinfection of medical equipment.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Food Allergies Common in U.S. Adults Food Allergies Common in U.S. Adults
More than 10 percent of American adults are allergic to at least one food, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Few U.S. Teens Get Enough Fiber Few U.S. Teens Get Enough Fiber
Most teens eat far less fiber than recommended, and this nutritional deficit may lead to a higher risk of diabetes and high blood pressure in the future, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Johns Hopkins, Bristol-Myers Must Face $1 Bln Syphilis Infections Lawsuit Johns Hopkins, Bristol-Myers Must Face $1 Bln Syphilis Infections Lawsuit
A federal judge in Maryland said The Johns Hopkins University, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co and the Rockefeller Foundation must face a $1 billion lawsuit over their roles in a 1940s U.S. government experiment that infected hundreds of Guatemalans with syphilis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Executive Function Skills Key to Diabetes Self-Management in Youth Executive Function Skills Key to Diabetes Self-Management in Youth
In young people with type 1 diabetes, poor executive function (EF) skills are associated with worse glycemic control over time, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Intravenous Thrombolysis Beneficial in Wake-Up Stroke Intravenous Thrombolysis Beneficial in Wake-Up Stroke
Intravenous thrombolysis appears to be as beneficial in patients with wake-up stroke as in patients with known-onset stroke, according to results from the Austrian Stroke Unit Registry.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Brief 6-item Scale Measures Grief in Caregivers of Persons With Dementia Brief 6-item Scale Measures Grief in Caregivers of Persons With Dementia
A six-item scale can quickly help doctors measure the severity of grief in caregivers of persons with dementia, researchers from Singapore report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Patient Who Visited Burundi Tested in Sweden as Possible Ebola Case Patient Who Visited Burundi Tested in Sweden as Possible Ebola Case
A man is being treated in isolation at Sweden's Uppsala University Hospital on suspicion of infection with Ebola after visiting Burundi, the regional authority said on Friday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Universal Screening of Donated Blood for Zika Not Cost-Effective Universal Screening of Donated Blood for Zika Not Cost-Effective
A simulation study showed that universal screening of donated blood for Zika is not cost-effective; authors of a new study and editorialists suggest adjusting screening requirements may be in order.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

After Bitter Closure, Rural Texas Hospital Reopens After Bitter Closure, Rural Texas Hospital Reopens
The 25-bed hospital in Crockett, Texas, abruptly closed its doors in 2017, but the community kept the faith and several doctors reopened the facility this year.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

Medicare Coverage Could Help Older Adults Maximize Hearing Medicare Coverage Could Help Older Adults Maximize Hearing
A new law allows over-the-counter hearing aids, but if older consumers cannot afford hearing services, they may not use the aids or will miss out on essential care, authors of a new report say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

18 Months of ADT: New Standard of Care in Prostate Cancer? 18 Months of ADT: New Standard of Care in Prostate Cancer?
In locally advanced prostate cancer, 18 months of androgen-deprivation therapy plus radiation therapy is safe and effective, and may represent a new standard of care.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Readmission Risk Highest in First Days After Thyroid Surgery Readmission Risk Highest in First Days After Thyroid Surgery
Four percent of patients undergoing thyroid surgery were readmitted within 30 days, most during the first week, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Transcervical Ablation Promising for Uterine Fibroids Transcervical Ablation Promising for Uterine Fibroids
The Sonata System for transcervical ablation of uterine fibroids was associated with symptom reduction, no device-related adverse events, and low surgical reintervention rates in a pivotal trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

When Medicine Makes Patients Sicker When Medicine Makes Patients Sicker
The FDA is supposed to inspect all factories, foreign and domestic, that produce drugs for the US market. But a review of thousands of FDA documents reveals how drugs that are poorly manufactured or contaminated can reach consumers.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Tainted Drugs: When Medicine Makes Patients Sicker Tainted Drugs: When Medicine Makes Patients Sicker
The FDA is supposed to inspect all factories, foreign and domestic, that produce drugs for the US market. But a review of thousands of FDA documents reveals how drugs that are poorly manufactured or contaminated can reach consumers.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

British Government Accused of'Mishandling' Trans Healthcare British Government Accused of'Mishandling' Trans Healthcare
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Concerns Over Gaps in Care as Abortion Services Begin in Ireland Concerns Over Gaps in Care as Abortion Services Begin in Ireland
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Most U.S. Patients Not Using Online Patient Portals Most U.S. Patients Not Using Online Patient Portals
Most people in the U.S. with health insurance don't use the patient portals that are increasingly provided by doctors for online communication, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Woman First to Claim Infection After Surgery at New Jersey Facility Woman First to Claim Infection After Surgery at New Jersey Facility
A former patient at a New Jersey surgical facility that state health officials said may have exposed thousands of patients to HIV and other blood-borne pathogens has tested positive for hepatitis B, one of her lawyers said on Thursday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Combination Strategy Improves Identification of Clinically Significant Prostate Cancers Combination Strategy Improves Identification of Clinically Significant Prostate Cancers
Combining visual-registration and image-fusion biopsy targeting strategies provides the highest rate of detecting clinically significant prostate cancers, according to results from the SmartTarget biopsy trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Stroke Survivors in U.S. May Be Getting Less Healthy Stroke Survivors in U.S. May Be Getting Less Healthy
Stroke survivors are doing better at managing their blood pressure and cholesterol today than a generation ago, but a growing number now have poor eating and exercise habits that carry a risk of another stroke, a small U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Probiotics Effective for Functional Abdominal Pain in Children Probiotics Effective for Functional Abdominal Pain in Children
Probiotics can ease pain short-term in children with recurrent abdominal pain (RAP), according to a new report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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