Testicular Sperm Better for Intracytoplasmic Injection Testicular Sperm Better for Intracytoplasmic Injection
For men with persistent DNA fragmentation, testicular aspiration could produce sperm with more DNA integrity than ejaculated sperm, improving assisted fertilization outcomes, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

PARTNER 3: TAVR Success in Low-Risk Patients PARTNER 3: TAVR Success in Low-Risk Patients
The procedure using the SAPIEN 3 valve showed a significantly lower rate of death, stroke, and rehospitalization at 1 year vs surgery in patients with severe aortic stenosis at low surgical risk.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Virginia Med School Gets Diversity Honor Amid Blackface Outrage Virginia Med School Gets Diversity Honor Amid Blackface Outrage
The nomination was submitted before the controversy but the award was accepted weeks afterward.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

FDA Warns of Mortality Signal With Paclitaxel Devices in PAD FDA Warns of Mortality Signal With Paclitaxel Devices in PAD
Preliminary analysis of long-term data finds a 50% increase in risk for mortality in patients treated with paclitaxel-coated devices for peripheral arterial disease.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

Excess Pregnancy Weight Gain Tied to Risk for Delivery Complications Excess Pregnancy Weight Gain Tied to Risk for Delivery Complications
Women who gain more weight than recommended while pregnant may increase their chances for serious complications at delivery, a study of more than a half-million births in New York City suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Breast Cancer Risk Tied to DDT Varies by Exposure Timing Breast Cancer Risk Tied to DDT Varies by Exposure Timing
The once-common pesticide DDT has long been linked to an increased risk of breast cancer. Now, research suggests that women's age at first exposure to DDT may influence when in life the risk for breast malignancies is greatest.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Cuba Says USA, Not Canada, Manipulating Diplomat Health Incidents Cuba Says USA, Not Canada, Manipulating Diplomat Health Incidents
Cuba denounced the Trump administration on Thursday for continuing to refer to health incidents among their diplomats in Havana as"attacks" without presenting any evidence, saying it was part of a broader campaign to damage bilateral relations.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Physicians Getting Inventive on Frontline of Opioid Crisis Physicians Getting Inventive on Frontline of Opioid Crisis
A multifaceted approach to curb the distribution and consumption of opioids and promote the safe disposal of unused drugs is required to address the largest drug crisis in the nation's history.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Optical Technologies Unreliable at Diagnosing Pre-Cancerous Colorectal Polyps Optical Technologies Unreliable at Diagnosing Pre-Cancerous Colorectal Polyps
The accuracy of optical technologies in differentiating cancerous from benign tissue is"insufficient" for most routine clinical applications, including diagnosing pre-cancerous colorectal polyps, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Abnormal Blood Sugar, Cholesterol Common in Middle School Abnormal Blood Sugar, Cholesterol Common in Middle School
More than one third of middle school students who underwent cardiovascular screening at school had abnormal blood sugar levels or high cholesterol, a pilot study of 45 students found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Perinatal Death Tripled in Home Compared With Hospital Births Perinatal Death Tripled in Home Compared With Hospital Births
New Israeli study confirms prior evidence that giving birth outside of hospital increases the risks of a range of poor outcomes for baby, including perinatal mortality.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

U.N. Warns of Millions of Premature Deaths by 2050 Due to Environmental Damage U.N. Warns of Millions of Premature Deaths by 2050 Due to Environmental Damage
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Free Tampons in Schools Not Enough to End Period Poverty - British Charities Free Tampons in Schools Not Enough to End Period Poverty - British Charities
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Pregnancies Tied to Breast Cancer Odds for High-Risk Women Pregnancies Tied to Breast Cancer Odds for High-Risk Women
Having more than one pregnancy has long been linked to lower odds of breast cancer, and a new study suggests that may hold true even for some women with genetic mutations that put them at high risk for these malignancies.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Inactive Ingredients in Medications Cause Trouble for Some Inactive Ingredients in Medications Cause Trouble for Some
Most approved medications have inactive ingredients that could cause problems in patients with allergies or sensitivities to those ingredients, researchers found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

No End in Sight, Bladder Cancer Drug Shortage Takes a Toll No End in Sight, Bladder Cancer Drug Shortage Takes a Toll
The immunotherapy BCG is in short supply in the United States. The American Urological Association and other groups have responded with a set of treatment strategies for clinicians, but problems are piling up.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Coronary Calcium on CT for Cancer Common, Action Seldom Taken Coronary Calcium on CT for Cancer Common, Action Seldom Taken
Radiology reports noted coronary calcium only half the time it was present on the scans in a recent cohort. It should be reported consistently, some say, but no one is sure it would help patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

More Evidence MDMA May Boost Empathy More Evidence MDMA May Boost Empathy
Repeat use of MDMA, otherwise known as ecstasy, increases self-reported emotional and cognitive empathy and provides"further evidence of the safety of the drug."Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Tributes to Pioneer of Cancer Prevention With Diet, Dr Paul Talalay Tributes to Pioneer of Cancer Prevention With Diet, Dr Paul Talalay
Talalay led a team that isolated sulforaphane, a potent anticancer compound in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables, which launched the field of cancer prevention research.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

U.S. Proposes Stricter Curbs on E-Cigarette Sales U.S. Proposes Stricter Curbs on E-Cigarette Sales
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday released formal plans to curb the sale of flavored e-cigarettes and slow a surge in teenage use of the popular nicotine devices.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Back Pain Affects One-third of American Youth Back Pain Affects One-third of American Youth
American children and adolescents commonly experience back pain, new research shows, but data for this population are lacking.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Should You Share Your Own Diagnosis With Patients? Should You Share Your Own Diagnosis With Patients?
A doctor's essay describes how sharing her own diagnosis energized her practice. But she and others say there are questions you should ask yourself before deciding how much to disclose and to whom.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Measles Cases Continue to Rise in US Measles Cases Continue to Rise in US
Measles outbreaks have been reported in six states, and confirmed cases have been reported in 12 others, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

House Lawmakers Criticize Trump's Bid to Cut NIH, CDC Budgets House Lawmakers Criticize Trump's Bid to Cut NIH, CDC Budgets
White House draws bipartisan opposition from House lawmakers on some budget cuts. Democrats raised questions about children separated from parents while trying to cross the border and called for research on gun safety.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Experts Call for Halt to Gene Editing That Results in'Designer Babies'Experts Call for Halt to Gene Editing That Results in'Designer Babies '
Top scientists and ethicists from seven countries on Wednesday called for a global moratorium on gene editing of human eggs, sperm or embryos that would result in genetically-altered babies after a rogue Chinese researcher last year announced the birth of the world's first gene-edited twins.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

In US, Female Genital Mutilation's Lasting Scars In US, Female Genital Mutilation's Lasting Scars
Despite global outrage over the practice, female genital mutilation or cutting is still happening worldwide, including in the United States.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Statins Up Type 2 Diabetes Risk, Overweight at Greatest Risk Statins Up Type 2 Diabetes Risk, Overweight at Greatest Risk
Risk was greater among people who were overweight, obese or who had prediabetes, prompting calls for lifestyle intervention when starting patients on statins.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Is It Important for Med Students to Attend Live Lectures? Is It Important for Med Students to Attend Live Lectures?
Increasingly, med students are skipping lectures and using technology to study.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

2019 Top 10 List of Patient Safety Concerns 2019 Top 10 List of Patient Safety Concerns
EHR misuse, antibiotic overuse, clinician burnout, mobile monitoring devices, and failure to recognize changes in patient health status are among major safety issues.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Head of National Cancer Institute to Serve as Interim FDA Chief Head of National Cancer Institute to Serve as Interim FDA Chief
NCI Director Sharpless will lead the regulatory agency during the search for a permanent chief. Deputy NCI Chief Lowy will serve as acting director during Sharpless'absence.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacist News Source Type: news

FDA OKs Dupilumab for Moderate-to-Severe Eczema in Teens FDA OKs Dupilumab for Moderate-to-Severe Eczema in Teens
The"breakthrough" therapy is for adolescents as young as 12 with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis poorly controlled with other therapies, or when those therapies are contraindicated.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology News Alert Source Type: news

' No Smoking' at Home May Not Apply to Vaping'No Smoking' at Home May Not Apply to Vaping
Parents who use both traditional and e-cigarettes may vape around kids at home and in cars even when they don't smoke around their kids, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Poor Asthma Control Linked With Kids' School Struggles Poor Asthma Control Linked With Kids' School Struggles
Kids with asthma may struggle more in school when their symptoms aren't well-controlled, and minority students with this breathing disorder are more likely to fall behind than their white counterparts, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

' Real World' Data on Costs With CAR-T Cell Therapy'Real World' Data on Costs With CAR-T Cell Therapy
Two analyses looked at the cost of CAR-T cell therapy in hospitalized patients and reported on the actual cost of receiving this therapy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Antenatal Steroids Tied to Reduced Birth Size, Even at Full Term Antenatal Steroids Tied to Reduced Birth Size, Even at Full Term
Study found that of babies exposed to steroids given for lung maturity in case of premature birth, 45% were actually born full term but still had smaller birth size compared with unexposed term infants.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Tramadol Linked to Higher Mortality in Osteoarthritis Tramadol Linked to Higher Mortality in Osteoarthritis
For older patients with OA, tramadol was associated with significantly higher all-cause mortality compared with NSAIDs, but all-cause mortality was similar to that with codeine.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Beyond Cancer: CAR T-Cell Therapy Now Investigated in Lupus Beyond Cancer: CAR T-Cell Therapy Now Investigated in Lupus
CAR T-cell therapy extended survival and deferred manifestations of lupus in mouse models.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Insurer Sued for Sending Payments to Patients, Not Provider Insurer Sued for Sending Payments to Patients, Not Provider
Sovereign Health alleges that the giant insurer Anthem rides roughshod over assignment-of-benefit pacts and also cuts payments.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

' Consumer' Approach Doesn't Work in Healthcare, Some Say'Consumer' Approach Doesn't Work in Healthcare, Some Say
Strategies such as price transparency and narrow networks assume patients will make choices the same way consumers in other industries make them.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

London Mum Gets 11 Years for Mutilating Daughter in Landmark FGM Trial London Mum Gets 11 Years for Mutilating Daughter in Landmark FGM Trial
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Few Physicians Using CMS Advance Care Planning Codes Few Physicians Using CMS Advance Care Planning Codes
CMS created codes to pay physicians and other qualifying providers for the discussions, but fewer than 3% of Medicare beneficiaries had a claim. Authors identify targets for improving use.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Pediatricians Explain the How and Why of Genetic Testing in Children Pediatricians Explain the How and Why of Genetic Testing in Children
If a child has developmental disabilities or delays in motor, speech or cognitive function, a pediatrician may recommend a genetic consultation and genetic testing, doctors write in a new patient resource published in JAMA Pediatrics.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Hip Exercises May Improve Walking, Pain With Knee Arthritis Hip Exercises May Improve Walking, Pain With Knee Arthritis
Patients with knee osteoarthritis can add hip-strengthening exercises to their workout to improve the ability to walk and maybe reduce pain, according to a research review.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Healthcare Organizations Are Battling Phishing Healthcare Organizations Are Battling Phishing
Many healthcare organizations remain vulnerable to phishing attacks, a new study finds.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Portuguese Nurses'' White March' Protest Takes Over Lisbon Streets Portuguese Nurses'' White March' Protest Takes Over Lisbon Streets
Dressed in white and holding white flowers, thousands of nurses marched through Lisbon on Friday in a show of unity to demand better pay and working conditions and protest the Portuguese government's poor handling of the long-running dispute.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing News Source Type: news

Suicide Games Can Spread Online for Months Before Parents Know Suicide Games Can Spread Online for Months Before Parents Know
Social media posts about suicide games may spread for months online before mainstream media reports help alert parents to the potential threat, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Childhood Cancer Survivors at High Risk for Skin Malignancies Childhood Cancer Survivors at High Risk for Skin Malignancies
As adults, childhood cancer survivors have a 30-fold higher risk than the general population of developing basal cell carcinoma, a Dutch study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Lack of Access to Type 1 Diabetes Technology'Unacceptable'Lack of Access to Type 1 Diabetes Technology'Unacceptable '
Type 1 diabetes patients in England and Wales face inequitable access to technologies such as continuous glucose monitoring which is leaving less than one third at HbA1c targets, warn experts.Medscape News UK (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Another JAK Inhibitor Shows Promise for Alopecia Areata Another JAK Inhibitor Shows Promise for Alopecia Areata
Early results show another JAK inhibitor is effective for the treatment of alopecia areata, and dermatologists are hoping that these drugs will provide a systemic solution to a devastating disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Smoking Doubles Risk for Sudden Unexplained Infant Death Smoking Doubles Risk for Sudden Unexplained Infant Death
The risk for sudden unexplained infant death was more than double among infants whose mothers smoked even one cigarette a day while pregnant, but fell when they reduced or quit, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news