Need for Bariatric Revision Varies by Primary Operation Need for Bariatric Revision Varies by Primary Operation
Bariatric reoperations are more common after banding and vertical banded gastroplasty (VBG) than after gastric bypass (GBP), according to long-term follow-up of participants in the Swedish Obese Subjects (SOS) study.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

Study Finds Drops in Contraindicated-Statin Use in HIV-Infected Adults on ART Study Finds Drops in Contraindicated-Statin Use in HIV-Infected Adults on ART
Contraindicated statin use declined between 2007 and 2015 in HIV-infected adults treated with antiretroviral therapy (ART), while overall use remains suboptimal, researchers 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

Big Claims Strain Senior Living Market for U.S. Insurers Big Claims Strain Senior Living Market for U.S. Insurers
Last March, a 103-year-old resident of a Sunrise Senior Living facility in Willowbrook, Illinois, went on a field trip to the movies. Ruth Smith, who used a walker, fell down two concrete steps in the theater and died about six weeks later. Now Smith's estate is suing Sunrise, saying that aides did not properly watch her.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

AAN Calls for Uniform Definition of Brain Death AAN Calls for Uniform Definition of Brain Death
The academy says a specific, uniform standard for the determination of brain death is critical to provide the highest quality patient-centered neurologic and end-of-life care.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

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James W. Carroll, who has been serving as Trump's acting director for national drug control policy, is an attorney who also served in the Bush administration and worked for Ford Motor Company.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Preeclampsia Linked to Later Stroke Risk, Aspirin May Help Preeclampsia Linked to Later Stroke Risk, Aspirin May Help
Having preeclampsia or other forms of hypertension during pregnancy puts women at increased risk of later stroke, which may be mitigated by long-term use of aspirin, a new study suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Is High Patient – Doc Chemo Goal Agreement an Outlier? Is High Patient – Doc Chemo Goal Agreement an Outlier?
A study reporting a high degree of concordance in understanding of chemotherapy goals between cancer patients and their oncologists shows the power of documentation is an outlier, argues an expert.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

After Damaging Reuters Report, J & J Doubles Down on Talc Safety Message After Damaging Reuters Report, J & J Doubles Down on Talc Safety Message
Johnson& Johnson Inc's statement was unequivocal.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Honoraria, Consulting Linked to Positive RA Trial Results Honoraria, Consulting Linked to Positive RA Trial Results
Author financial conflicts of interest were generally not associated with RA RCT results, but honoraria and consulting fees were associated with greater likelihood of positive study outcomes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Lower Profile Device Effective for Resuscitative Aortic Occlusion Lower Profile Device Effective for Resuscitative Aortic Occlusion
A new, lower profile device appears to be safe and effective for resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA) in patients with blunt trauma, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Fitness Affects Stroke Risk in Men Fitness Affects Stroke Risk in Men
Men's cardiorespiratory fitness over time is tied to their risk for stroke, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Handguns More Lethal Than Rifles in Mass Shootings Handguns More Lethal Than Rifles in Mass Shootings
In public mass shootings in the U.S., victims shot with a handgun were more likely to die than in the events associated with a rifle, according to a new study in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Lung Cancers More Common, Survival Worse in Lung Recipients Lung Cancers More Common, Survival Worse in Lung Recipients
Lung transplant recipients have a five-fold higher risk of lung cancer compared to the general population, and while these cancers are diagnosed earlier, survival is worse, a new analysis of data from the Transplant Cancer Match (TCM) Study shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Hep C Infection May Be on the Rise Among Men Using PrEP Hep C Infection May Be on the Rise Among Men Using PrEP
The incidence of sexually acquired hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections appears to be rising among men who have sex with men (MSM) and use pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) against HIV, U.S. researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Kids With Duarte Galactosemia Have Normal Developmental Outcomes Kids With Duarte Galactosemia Have Normal Developmental Outcomes
Developmental outcomes in children with Duarte galactosemia do not differ from those in unaffected children, even with milk exposure in infancy, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Antidepressants Tied to Hip Fracture Risk in Older Patients Antidepressants Tied to Hip Fracture Risk in Older Patients
Although past research has shown an association between hip fractures and initiation of antidepressant medication, new research also suggests an elevated risk during the period right before treatment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Five Goals for the Anti-Slavery Fight in 2019 Five Goals for the Anti-Slavery Fight in 2019
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Medicare Bundled-Payment Model Cuts Joint Replacement Costs Medicare Bundled-Payment Model Cuts Joint Replacement Costs
A Medicare bundled-payment model for hip and knee replacements showed modest savings at 2 years without increased complication rates.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

Efavirenz Likely Safe for Pregnant HIV-positive Women Efavirenz Likely Safe for Pregnant HIV-positive Women
The prevalence of birth defects following use of efavirenz (EVF)-based antiretroviral therapy (ART) is not statistically different from non-EFV-based ART during conception or in the first trimester, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

One-hour Glucose Improves Type 2 Diabetes Prediction One-hour Glucose Improves Type 2 Diabetes Prediction
The one-hour glucose level during an oral glucose-tolerance test (OGTT) improves the early prediction of type 2 diabetes, according to results from the Botnia Prospective Study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

FDA Approves Commercial Production for Andexxa Bleeding Antidote FDA Approves Commercial Production for Andexxa Bleeding Antidote
The reversal agent gained approval last year, but widespread rollout was limited until commercial production methods were ironed out.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

FDA Approves Commercial Production for Bleeding Antidote Andexxa FDA Approves Commercial Production for Bleeding Antidote Andexxa
The reversal agent gained approval last year, but widespread rollout was limited until commercial production methods were ironed out.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

Serial Galectin-3 Levels Strongly Predict HF, CVD Outcomes Serial Galectin-3 Levels Strongly Predict HF, CVD Outcomes
Although the findings support the benefits of galectin-3 as cardiac biomarker, observers lament the glacial pace of uptake of novel biomarkers into clinical practice.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Mediterranean Edges Out DASH for Best Diet of 2019 Mediterranean Edges Out DASH for Best Diet of 2019
A U.S. News& World Report panel of nutritionists, dietary consultants, and doctors ranked 41 diet plans by nine categories.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Do You Prescribe Mindfulness to Your Patients? Do You Prescribe Mindfulness to Your Patients?
Mindfulness techniques such as yoga and meditation may be helpful in managing both physical and psychological conditions.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Cheap IUD Is Safe, Effective Contraception Out to 5 Years Cheap IUD Is Safe, Effective Contraception Out to 5 Years
' The study population, which includes approximately 58% nulliparous females, provides important information about safety and efficacy of a hormonal IUS in a typical population of US females,'note the study authors.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Treprostinil Boosts Exercise Capacity in Severe Thromboembolic Pulmonary HTN Treprostinil Boosts Exercise Capacity in Severe Thromboembolic Pulmonary HTN
Subcutaneous treprostinil appears safe and improves exercise capacity in patients with severe non-operable chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH), according to results from a phase 3 randomized controlled trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Doctors' Kids Absorb a Lot Doctors' Kids Absorb a Lot
An internist's cancer diagnosis triggers pointed questions from her two young children, who evidently have been overhearing a lot about medicine for years.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Federal Task Force Highlights Ways to Limit Opioid Exposure Federal Task Force Highlights Ways to Limit Opioid Exposure
A draft report urges a look at how reimbursement policies limit access to less addictive pain treatments. It also encourages a review of the potential benefits of physical therapies and meditation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Canagliflozin Not Linked to Fractures in Large Database Study Canagliflozin Not Linked to Fractures in Large Database Study
Risk associated with SGLT2 inhibitor may be limited to patients with type 2 diabetes who have additional fracture risk.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Influenza Spread Picking Up Speed Across US Influenza Spread Picking Up Speed Across US
Influenza cases in New York State have risen by 72% during the past week. New York City and nine states report high influenza-like illness activity, up from just two states the previous week.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Influenza Picking Up Speed Across US Influenza Picking Up Speed Across US
Influenza cases in New York State have risen by 72% during the past week. New York City and nine states report high influenza-like illness activity, up from just two states the previous week.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Leafy Green Neighborhoods Tied to Better Cardiovascular Health Leafy Green Neighborhoods Tied to Better Cardiovascular Health
People who live in neighborhoods with more green spaces may have less stress, healthier blood vessels and a lower risk of heart attack and stroke than residents of communities without many outdoor recreation areas, a small study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Treatment Efficacy Differs for Positional and Nonpositional OSA Treatment Efficacy Differs for Positional and Nonpositional OSA
Treatments to resolve anteroposterior velum- and tongue-related airway obstruction may be more effective in patients with positional obstructive sleep apnea (POSA) than in those with nonpositional OSA, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Urologists Overprescribing Post-op Antimicrobials at VA Hospitals Urologists Overprescribing Post-op Antimicrobials at VA Hospitals
Urologists in the US Veterans Administration (VA) health system are overprescribing antimicrobials after common procedures instead of following American Urological Association (AUA) guidelines, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Drug Use During Pregnancy Not Child Abuse -Pennsylvania Top Court Drug Use During Pregnancy Not Child Abuse -Pennsylvania Top Court
A divided Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled on Friday that mothers who use illegal drugs during their pregnancies are not committing child abuse against their newly-born children.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Guatemalan Boy Who Died in U.S. Custody Had the Flu -state Officials Guatemalan Boy Who Died in U.S. Custody Had the Flu -state Officials
The 8-year-old Guatemalan boy who died in the custody of U.S. border agents this week had the flu before he passed away but the cause of his death is still unknown, state officials said on Friday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Scheduled Dialysis for Undocumented Immigrants Saves Money and Lives Scheduled Dialysis for Undocumented Immigrants Saves Money and Lives
Providing scheduled dialysis for undocumented immigrants with kidney failure, rather than offering them only emergency dialysis, dramatically reduces deaths, healthcare use and costs, a study from Texas suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Perioperative Continuation of Buprenorphine Appears Safe Perioperative Continuation of Buprenorphine Appears Safe
Buprenorphine can be safely continued during perioperative pain management in patients taking it for opioid use disorder, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

WHO Says Progress Against Ebola in Congo Will Be Lost if Violence Goes on WHO Says Progress Against Ebola in Congo Will Be Lost if Violence Goes on
Progress in fighting Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola outbreak, the second worst ever, will be reversed if fighting continues around the disease hotspots of Beni and Butembo, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Trump EPA Says Limits on Mercury Emissions From Coal Plants Not Necessary Trump EPA Says Limits on Mercury Emissions From Coal Plants Not Necessary
The Trump administration on Friday said limits on mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants were no longer necessary as their costs outweighed the benefits, a move environmentalists said was favorable for the coal industry and could increase health hazards.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

FDA OKs Edwards' Sapien 3 Ultra Transcatheter Heart Valve FDA OKs Edwards' Sapien 3 Ultra Transcatheter Heart Valve
The advanced Sapien 3 Ultra system features enhancements of the valve and a new delivery system to address the needs of both patients and clinicians, the company says.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

Patterns of Inflammatory Mediators Differ in Young and Old Trauma Patients Patterns of Inflammatory Mediators Differ in Young and Old Trauma Patients
There are major differences in the profiles of circulating inflammatory mediators after severe injury in young and old blunt-trauma patients, researchers have found.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Prostate Cancer Risk Higher in Men With IBD, Study Confirms Prostate Cancer Risk Higher in Men With IBD, Study Confirms
Men with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are four to five times as likely as their peers without IBD to develop clinically significant prostate cancer, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Oophorectomy to Reduce Ovarian-cancer Risk Not Tied to Breast-cancer Risk Oophorectomy to Reduce Ovarian-cancer Risk Not Tied to Breast-cancer Risk
Oophorectomy performed to reduce ovarian-cancer risk has no significant impact on breast-cancer risk, regardless of family history or BRCA1/2 status, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

From Obese to Starving, Nutrition Crisis Prompts SOS Call for New Approach From Obese to Starving, Nutrition Crisis Prompts SOS Call for New Approach
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Stem Cell-Derived Neurons May Cut Recurrent Seizures Stem Cell-Derived Neurons May Cut Recurrent Seizures
Grafting autologous brain cells reduced epileptic seizures in animals, leading to possible future applications in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy, new research reports.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

U.S. Medic Quarantined in Nebraska for Possible Ebola Exposure U.S. Medic Quarantined in Nebraska for Possible Ebola Exposure
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Long-term Exercise Lowers Fall, Injury Risk Among Elderly Long-term Exercise Lowers Fall, Injury Risk Among Elderly
Moderate exercise two to three times per week seemed best for reducing fall and injury risk, a review and meta-analysis found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Diet Soda Linked to Increased Risk for Diabetic Retinopathy Diet Soda Linked to Increased Risk for Diabetic Retinopathy
Diet soda, but not regular soda, was linked to increased risk for proliferative diabetic retinopathy, a study found; further studies are needed to confirm these findings.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news