Data Lacking on Optimal Treatment of Pediatric Wrist Fracture Data Lacking on Optimal Treatment of Pediatric Wrist Fracture
There is too little evidence to recommend any one approach to treating wrist fractures in children, the authors of a new Cochrane review conclude.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Pembrolizumab Shows Modest Activity in Advanced Esophageal Cancer Pembrolizumab Shows Modest Activity in Advanced Esophageal Cancer
Pembrolizumab benefits a minority of heavily pretreated patients with advanced metastatic adenocarcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus, according to an open-label phase 2 trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Medical School Applicants and Enrollees Increasingly Diverse Medical School Applicants and Enrollees Increasingly Diverse
Significant increases in the number of women and black men entering US medical schools were seen in 2018, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

Influential Long-time NIAMS Director Katz Dies at 77 Influential Long-time NIAMS Director Katz Dies at 77
Katz, who led the NIAMS since 1995, is remembered for his contributions to basic science, his willingness to take on thorny NIH management issues, and his exuberant, joyful personality.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Risk Clusters May Help Personalize Care After Orthopedic Trauma Risk Clusters May Help Personalize Care After Orthopedic Trauma
In the early recovery phase after orthopedic trauma, patients can be stratified into risk and protective clusters that can help individualize care, new research suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Moderate Drinking May Not Be Harmful in Heart Failure Moderate Drinking May Not Be Harmful in Heart Failure
A new study challenges common wisdom that patients with heart failure should avoid alcohol, suggesting that continuing to drink moderately after an HF diagnosis isn't harmful and may even be beneficial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

FDA Chief to Meet E-cigarette Makers Amid Crackdown FDA Chief to Meet E-cigarette Makers Amid Crackdown
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) plans to meet top-level executives of e-cigarette makers, the agency's chief said on Thursday, hinting that some companies seem to be backing away from commitments related to youth's access to e-cigarettes.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Thirty-Day Readmission Rules Associated With Increased Mortality Thirty-Day Readmission Rules Associated With Increased Mortality
In a retrospective analysis of 8.3 million hospitalizations, a program created by the Affordable Care Act to reduce costs may have led to harm. Policy experts call for better evaluation of new policy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Boys' Weight in Puberty Tied to Adult Diabetes Risk Boys' Weight in Puberty Tied to Adult Diabetes Risk
Young boys who gain a lot of weight at puberty may be at increased risk of developing diabetes decades later, a Swedish study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Nearly 100 Genetic Variants Linked to Colorectal Cancer Risk Nearly 100 Genetic Variants Linked to Colorectal Cancer Risk
Identification of 40 new genetic risk variants brings the total to nearly 100 variants that influence the risk of colorectal cancer, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Hepatitis C Treatment Linked to Reduced CVD Risk Hepatitis C Treatment Linked to Reduced CVD Risk
Treating hepatitis C virus (HCV) is associated with a significantly reduced risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) events, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

LVH Plus Myocardial Injury Flags HF Risk in Black Patients LVH Plus Myocardial Injury Flags HF Risk in Black Patients
The combination of LVH and subclinical myocardial injury identifies a malignant, preclinical HF phenotype in African Americans with a very high risk of HF, particularly among men.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

As Their Landlord Profits, Soldiers Battle Unsafe Army Homes As Their Landlord Profits, Soldiers Battle Unsafe Army Homes
One set of photographs, posted on Instagram, captures a grand, crimson-colored banquet hall at a 100-acre Irish estate with two 18th century mansions. The owner has redecorated the residence in gilded mirrors and blue damask wallpaper with the help of a renowned interior designer and is having a personal golf course installed on the verdant grounds.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

China Regulator Probes TCM Firm After Cancer Case Sparks Online Furore China Regulator Probes TCM Firm After Cancer Case Sparks Online Furore
Authorities in China are investigating a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) firm linked to the death of a young girl with cancer, after the case was rekindled online and reignited widespread anger over perceived failings in healthcare.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Cardiac Surgery Not Linked to Cognitive Decline Cardiac Surgery Not Linked to Cognitive Decline
Previous research has suggested high rates of cognitive decline following cardiac surgery, but a new study finds no such association with surgery vs cardiac catheterization.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Long Way to Go Before Testosterone Warnings Reach Older Men? Long Way to Go Before Testosterone Warnings Reach Older Men?
US men aged 50 years and older, including many with coronary disease, are continuing to use testosterone despite warnings of potential cardiac harm, finds a new analysis of Medicare data.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Skipping Cancer Screening Tied to Higher All-Cause Mortality Skipping Cancer Screening Tied to Higher All-Cause Mortality
A secondary analysis of a landmark cancer screening trial found that all-cause mortality was higher in participants who did not adhere to screening guidelines than in those who did.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Famine as a Fetus Increases Risk of Reproductive Aging Famine as a Fetus Increases Risk of Reproductive Aging
Exposure to famine in utero predisposes women to early menopause and premature ovarian failure later on in life, a unique new study indicates.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Barbershop Blood Pressure Model Too Costly for Wide-Scale Use? Barbershop Blood Pressure Model Too Costly for Wide-Scale Use?
A study showed impressive BP reductions in the difficult-to-reach black male population, but a leading public health expert says he does not believe this approach is viable for use across the US.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Physician, 57, Killed by Falling Ice While Hiking Physician, 57, Killed by Falling Ice While Hiking
Judith Pinsker was a primary care physician at Tufts Medical Center for more than 20 years. She spoke fluent Spanish, played the flute, and loved the outdoors and helping with medical service trips.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Early-Onset Sj ö gren's Linked to More Severe Disease Early-Onset Sj ö gren's Linked to More Severe Disease
Early-onset Sjogren's syndrome may be linked to more severe disease that worsens over time and has specific symptoms at presentation, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Neurofeedback Training Could Build Soldiers' Resilience to Stress Neurofeedback Training Could Build Soldiers' Resilience to Stress
Military personnel trained to change their own brain responses with a neurofeedback program may be able to reduce their risk of experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Work in Space Does Not Seem to Shorten Astronauts' Lives Work in Space Does Not Seem to Shorten Astronauts' Lives
Although space travel exposes astronauts to forms of radiation that are uncommon on Earth, and that are linked to cancers and heart problems, a U.S. study suggests this doesn't significantly shorten their lives.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

U.S. Drug Developer Capricor Places Duchenne Drug Trial on Hold U.S. Drug Developer Capricor Places Duchenne Drug Trial on Hold
Capricor Therapeutics Inc said on Wednesday it had put on hold a clinical trial of its drug to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a muscle-wasting disorder, citing a safety review.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Sanofi's Pediatric Hexavalent Vaccine Approved by U.S. FDA Sanofi's Pediatric Hexavalent Vaccine Approved by U.S. FDA
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Sanofi's new pediatric vaccine immunizing children against six diseases, the French pharmaceutical lab said on Wednesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

Most Drug Treatments Fail to Control Long-term OA Pain Most Drug Treatments Fail to Control Long-term OA Pain
Most commonly used drugs for osteoarthritis (OA) did not reliably control pain or improve function when used long term, a meta-analysis found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Prevalence Of HCV Infection Varies Widely Across U.S. Prevalence Of HCV Infection Varies Widely Across U.S.
The prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection varies five-fold across the U.S., with more than 2 million people currently infected, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

EMLA Cream Only Minimally Effective for Venipuncture Pain in Babies EMLA Cream Only Minimally Effective for Venipuncture Pain in Babies
For infants younger than 3 months undergoing venipuncture, eutectic mixture of lidocaine (EMLA) cream has only minimal pain relieving effects relative to placebo and no benefit over sucrose and/or breastfeeding, according to a meta-analysis of published studies.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Rerouting Nerves in Amputees Shows Impressive Pain Reduction Rerouting Nerves in Amputees Shows Impressive Pain Reduction
Targeted muscle reinnervation that re-routes severed nerves in the amputated limb to other muscle targets is showing dramatic reductions in phantom limb and stump pain in below-knee amputations.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Cardiovascular Risk, Mortality Similar in Hispanics and Non-Hispanic Whites Cardiovascular Risk, Mortality Similar in Hispanics and Non-Hispanic Whites
Contrary to earlier reports, cardiovascular disease rates and mortality are similar in Hispanic and non-Hispanic white individuals, new findings indicate.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Guatemalan Boy Becomes Second Child to Die in U.S. Custody in December Guatemalan Boy Becomes Second Child to Die in U.S. Custody in December
An 8-year-old Guatemalan migrant boy died early on Christmas Day after being detained by U.S. border agents, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said, the second migrant child to die in U.S. detention this month.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Proton Pump Inhibitors May Boost Hip Fracture Risk Proton Pump Inhibitors May Boost Hip Fracture Risk
Patients taking oral proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) may be at increased risk of hip fracture, a meta-analysis of observational data suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

TAVR Helpful Irrespective of LV Dysfunction and Contractile Reserve TAVR Helpful Irrespective of LV Dysfunction and Contractile Reserve
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is beneficial even in patients with low-flow, low-gradient aortic stenosis and severe left ventricular dysfunction, according to North American and European researchers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

High Mortality After Damage-control Laparotomy in Elderly High Mortality After Damage-control Laparotomy in Elderly
More than three out of four older adults who undergo damage-control laparotomy for abdominal trauma do not survive to hospital discharge, according to a retrospective study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Changing Epidemiology of Herpes Zoster After Vaccine Adoption in the U.S. Changing Epidemiology of Herpes Zoster After Vaccine Adoption in the U.S.
Shingles is becoming less common in both adults and children in the U.S., according to results from a database study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Food-based Diet May Be Comparable to Exclusive Enteral Nutrition in Kids With Crohn's Food-based Diet May Be Comparable to Exclusive Enteral Nutrition in Kids With Crohn's
A pilot study suggests that an individualized, food-based diet (CD-TREAT) may be as effective as exclusive enteral nutrition (EEN) in treating children with Crohn's disease (CD), according to European researchers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Thailand Approves Medical Marijuana in New Year's'Gift'Thailand Approves Medical Marijuana in New Year's'Gift '
Thailand approved marijuana for medical use and research on Tuesday, the first legalization of the drug in a region with some of the world's strictest drug laws.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Doctors Accused of Sexual Misconduct Often Get Second Chances Doctors Accused of Sexual Misconduct Often Get Second Chances
In some states, medical boards prioritize physician rehabilitation over patient protection in cases involving sexual misconduct.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Report Gives Advice for In-flight Medical Emergencies Report Gives Advice for In-flight Medical Emergencies
Physicians can play an important role during in-flight medical emergencies and can help prevent them through patient education, according to a review.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

People Who Understand the Benefits of Exercise May Spend More Time Being Active People Who Understand the Benefits of Exercise May Spend More Time Being Active
The more people understand about the benefits of exercise, the more time they're likely to spend being physically active, an Australian study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

U.S. Quality of Care for Head and Neck Cancers Varies Widely U.S. Quality of Care for Head and Neck Cancers Varies Widely
The quality of care received by patients with head and neck cancers in the U.S. varies widely and is unaffected by the size of the hospital or the volume of patients treated in a year, a study shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Chemo Disturbs Sleep in Breast Cancer Patients Chemo Disturbs Sleep in Breast Cancer Patients
Patients treated with chemotherapy have disturbed sleep-wake activity, a prospective study from Hong Kong and Australia confirms.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Corticosteroid Treatment Improves Outcome in Adults With Sepsis Corticosteroid Treatment Improves Outcome in Adults With Sepsis
In adults with sepsis, treatment with corticosteroids significantly improves outcomes, according to a large analysis of published studies.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

FDA Clears Test to Analyze Nutrients in Breast Milk FDA Clears Test to Analyze Nutrients in Breast Milk
The Miris Human Milk Analyzer can help clinicians make nutritional decisions for newborns and young infants at risk for growth failure due to prematurity or other medical conditions.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Alert Source Type: news

MI, Stroke Risk Elevates Months Before Cancer Diagnosis MI, Stroke Risk Elevates Months Before Cancer Diagnosis
About 5 months before a cancer diagnosis, the risk for arterial thromboembolism increases and continues to climb as the diagnosis date draws closer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Mindfulness Helps With Disease Self-management Skills Mindfulness Helps With Disease Self-management Skills
Patients'initiation of a disease-management action plan improved after 8 weeks of mindfulness training, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Prehospitalization Factors Drive Patient Readmissions Prehospitalization Factors Drive Patient Readmissions
Prehospitalization factors, rather than factors linked with an index hospital stay, drove increased risk for readmission among adults aged 65 years and older in Denmark.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

FDA, IHS Managing Through Partial US Government Shutdown FDA, IHS Managing Through Partial US Government Shutdown
Congress completed most HHS appropriations before the start of fiscal 2019 in October, thus largely sparing many federal medical programs from interruptions in funding.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

FDA, IHS Must Manage Through Partial US Government Shutdown FDA, IHS Must Manage Through Partial US Government Shutdown
Congress completed most HHS appropriations before the start of fiscal 2019 in October, thus largely sparing many federal medical programs from interruptions in funding.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

AAP Guideline Urges Prompt Care for Infantile Hemangiomas AAP Guideline Urges Prompt Care for Infantile Hemangiomas
The American Academy of Pediatrics'clinical guideline for infantile hemangiomas recommends consultation and/or referral to specialty care in the first month of life for infants with high-risk lesions.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news