Longest-Serving Congressman John Dingell Was a Force in Health Policy Longest-Serving Congressman John Dingell Was a Force in Health Policy
Former Rep. John Dingell, the longest-serving congressman of the US House, died Thursday night in Michigan.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Microbiome Model Predicts Glucose Spikes Better Than Carbs Microbiome Model Predicts Glucose Spikes Better Than Carbs
The findings may be a step toward personalized nutrition plans, according to the authors.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

New Guidelines on Neuropsychiatric Symptoms in Huntington's New Guidelines on Neuropsychiatric Symptoms in Huntington's
New guidelines for the management of agitation, anxiety, apathy, psychosis, and sleep disorders in Huntington's disease patients have been published.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Diabetic Retinopathy: 2-Year Screening Interval May Be Okay Diabetic Retinopathy: 2-Year Screening Interval May Be Okay
Findings suggest screening intervals could be lengthened, but both the study authors and editorialists urge caution pending further study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Questions Linger About Steroid Injections and Knee Arthritis Questions Linger About Steroid Injections and Knee Arthritis
A natural history study of knee osteoarthritis suggests that intra-articular steroids might speed joint deterioration.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

' Country Doctor of the Year' Serves California'Frontier' Town'Country Doctor of the Year' Serves California'Frontier' Town
Primary care physician Daniel Dahle, MD, has been the sole healthcare provider for more than 3 decades for residents of a large, remote northeastern California region.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Roche, Joining Rivals, Donates Hemophilia Drug to Boost Access Roche, Joining Rivals, Donates Hemophilia Drug to Boost Access
Switzerland's Roche will donate its new hemophilia A drug Hemlibra to a World Hemophilia Federation program, it said on Wednesday, joining rivals who also back the effort to help patients in developing countries who face treatment hurdles.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Conjoined Twins Born in Yemen Need Treatment Abroad to Survive Conjoined Twins Born in Yemen Need Treatment Abroad to Survive
Conjoined twin boys born in Yemen are in urgent need of treatment abroad, but are unable to leave because the war there has closed the capital city's airport.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Hearing Loss Tied to Cognitive Decline, Aids of Little Help Hearing Loss Tied to Cognitive Decline, Aids of Little Help
A lack of consensus led researchers to examine a link between hearing loss and subsequent cognitive decline and to determine if hearing aids might mitigate the risk.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Chronic Pain Most Common Reason U.S. Patients Get Medical Marijuana Chronic Pain Most Common Reason U.S. Patients Get Medical Marijuana
Almost two-thirds of patients in the U.S. who get medical marijuana are using it as a treatment for chronic pain, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology News Source Type: news

Many Types of Workouts May Reduce Falls in Older Adults Many Types of Workouts May Reduce Falls in Older Adults
Older adults who get regular exercise are less likely to experience falls than their counterparts who are inactive, a research review suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Push Is On to Reclassify Schizophrenia as a Neurologic Disease Push Is On to Reclassify Schizophrenia as a Neurologic Disease
Schizophrenia is classified as a psychiatric disorder. An advocacy group is seeking to reclassify it as a neurologic disease to obtain CDC funding and reduce stigma.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Greenway to Pay $57 Million for Allegedly Misrepresenting EHR Greenway to Pay $57 Million for Allegedly Misrepresenting EHR
The Department of Justice charged the company with faking the certification of its products and paying illegal kickbacks to some practices.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Greenway to Pay $57.25 Million for Allegedly Misrepresenting EHR Greenway to Pay $57.25 Million for Allegedly Misrepresenting EHR
The Department of Justice charged the company with faking the certification of its products and paying illegal kickbacks to some practices.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Biomarkers to Pinpoint Hidradenitis Suppurativa Inch Forward Biomarkers to Pinpoint Hidradenitis Suppurativa Inch Forward
A lack of physician familiarity with the uncommon inflammatory skin condition points to a need for diagnostic biomarkers, experts say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Robotic Mastectomy in US: Starts, Draws Fire, Stops Robotic Mastectomy in US: Starts, Draws Fire, Stops
The first-ever robotic mastectomy for invasive breast cancer in the US took place last year, but the New Jersey center later stopped performing the procedure. Experts are now debating what the future holds.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

SHINE: No Improvement With Intense IV Glucose Control in Stroke SHINE: No Improvement With Intense IV Glucose Control in Stroke
Intense intravenous glucose control does not better improve functional outcomes after an ischemic stroke than standard subcutaneous insulin therapy — and may increase risk for hypoglycemia.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

RIGHT-2: No Benefit of Prehospital Nitroglycerin Patch in Stroke RIGHT-2: No Benefit of Prehospital Nitroglycerin Patch in Stroke
The neutral results in ischemic stroke and TIA are disappointing after earlier positive data, and suggestions of a positive and negative effect of nitroglycerin further complicate the interpretation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Dual Antiplatelet Therapy With Cilostazol Cuts Recurrent Stroke Dual Antiplatelet Therapy With Cilostazol Cuts Recurrent Stroke
New results show cilostazol plus aspirin or clopidogrel reduced recurrent stroke rate by half over aspirin or clopidogrel alone in high-risk stroke patients without increased bleeding.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Pediatricians Echo CDC Caution on Using Too Much Toothpaste Pediatricians Echo CDC Caution on Using Too Much Toothpaste
Almost 40% of children 3 to 6 years of age are using too much toothpaste and could be ingesting excess fluoride, a CDC study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Oncologist Loses Her License After Affair With Patient Oncologist Loses Her License After Affair With Patient
A Toronto-based oncologist has been formally reprimanded and stripped of her license after having a sexual relationship with her patient while he was hospitalized.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

' Watchful Waiting' Best Approach for Benign Ovarian Cysts'Watchful Waiting' Best Approach for Benign Ovarian Cysts
Women with benign ovarian cysts had a low risk for malignancy when managed conservatively with a watchful waiting approach, according to the largest study to examine this tactic to date.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Chronic Rhinosinusitus May Up Risk for Anxiety, Depression Chronic Rhinosinusitus May Up Risk for Anxiety, Depression
Chronic rhinosinusitis is associated with increased risk for anxiety and depression. An expert says possible causal links are unclear, but he supports mental health screening for these patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Bipartisan Ideas to Curb Surprise Medical Bills Percolate in Congress Bipartisan Ideas to Curb Surprise Medical Bills Percolate in Congress
Both Democrat and Republican lawmakers are proposing bills to decrease the practice of charging patients for care that is more expensive than anticipated or not covered by their insurance.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

IVF Ups Risk of Severe Pregnancy Complications IVF Ups Risk of Severe Pregnancy Complications
IVF was found to increase the risk of severe pregnancy complications compared with women who conceived normally; noninvasive infertility treatment showed no such association, however.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Medicare Won't Pay for Prostate Cancer Risk Test Medicare Won't Pay for Prostate Cancer Risk Test
Flaws in clinical studies were cited by a Medicare contractor in rejecting reimbursement for 4Kscore, a blood test that predicts the likelihood of aggressive prostate cancer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Hospital Prices Rising Much Faster Than Physician Fees Hospital Prices Rising Much Faster Than Physician Fees
A 7-year analysis shows that for inpatient care, hospital prices increased more than twice as fast as physician prices. For hospital-based outpatient care, facility prices grew four times faster.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

Hospital Radiologists Can Help Detect Domestic Violence, Researchers Say Hospital Radiologists Can Help Detect Domestic Violence, Researchers Say
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

U.S. Hurricane Response Slower in Puerto Rico Than in Florida, Texas: Study U.S. Hurricane Response Slower in Puerto Rico Than in Florida, Texas: Study
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

E-Prescribing Bounces Back After Hurricanes Only if Infrastructure Does Too E-Prescribing Bounces Back After Hurricanes Only if Infrastructure Does Too
The e-prescription system bounced back quickly after two out of three major 2017 hurricanes, a new U.S. study finds.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

J & J, Plaintiffs'Close' to Deal on Pinnacle Hip Implant Lawsuits: Lawyer J & J, Plaintiffs'Close' to Deal on Pinnacle Hip Implant Lawsuits: Lawyer
Johnson& Johnson's DePuy Orthopaedics unit is in settlement talks to resolve the bulk of individual lawsuits alleging the company's metal-on-metal Pinnacle hip implants were defective and caused severe injuries, a lawyer for the plaintiffs said on Monday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Plan to End HIV an About-Face for Trump Administration Plan to End HIV an About-Face for Trump Administration
The plan drew cheers and skepticism, as some doubted an administration that has targeted LGBTQ rights and HIV funding.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

More Evidence Links Gut Bacteria to Dementia More Evidence Links Gut Bacteria to Dementia
Depletion of certain gut bacteria, and an elevated level of other bacteria, are associated with an increased risk for dementia, a new study suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Rise in Overdose-related Donor Hearts in US Rise in Overdose-related Donor Hearts in US
A net increase in recovery rates of hearts from individuals who died from drug intoxication may be responsible for a net decrease in the heart transplant waiting list, new results suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Aerobic Exercise Boosts Cognition, Even in Very Young Adults Aerobic Exercise Boosts Cognition, Even in Very Young Adults
Regular aerobic exercise not only improves cognition in older individuals but also in their younger counterparts, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Digital Pill May Improve Adherence to Oral Cancer Drugs Digital Pill May Improve Adherence to Oral Cancer Drugs
Oral drugs combined with a sensor can alert clinicians and caregivers when medication has been taken; a pilot trial with a digital capecitabine is underway in colorectal cancer patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Breast Implant Link to Rare T-Cell Lymphoma an Ongoing Concern Breast Implant Link to Rare T-Cell Lymphoma an Ongoing Concern
Most confirmed cases have been associated with textured implants, which have been more popular in Europe than in the United States.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Nearly Half of US Adults Have CVD — Mostly Hypertension Nearly Half of US Adults Have CVD — Mostly Hypertension
The increased prevalence in the new AHA stats report is driven largely by the revised definition of high blood pressure in the 2017 guidelines to 130/80 mm Hg.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

FDA OKs First Targeted Therapy for Rare Blood Clotting Disorder FDA OKs First Targeted Therapy for Rare Blood Clotting Disorder
Caplacizumab (Cablivi) injection is indicated in combination with plasma exchange and immunosuppressive therapy for adults with acquired thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (aTTP).FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Alert Source Type: news

Works in Mice, but Then? Publish Clinical Trial Data Alongside Works in Mice, but Then? Publish Clinical Trial Data Alongside
Preclinical data often raise hopes of a'cure for cancer,'only for those hopes to be dashed by clinical results; these data should be published alongside, urge experts.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Loneliness Plagues Physicians … but Fixes Are Available Loneliness Plagues Physicians … but Fixes Are Available
Increasing use of technology and the US medical system in general have left physicians feeling isolated, but building relationships can alleviate the loneliness and improve doctors'health.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Loneliness Plagues Physicians, but Fixes Are Available Loneliness Plagues Physicians, but Fixes Are Available
Increasing use of technology and the US medical system in general have left physicians feeling isolated, but building relationships can alleviate the loneliness and improve doctors'health.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Jury Still Out on Fecal Transplants for Obesity Jury Still Out on Fecal Transplants for Obesity
As interest in fecal transplants from healthy donors to tackle obesity is gathering pace, results from trials are eagerly awaited to further inform on this topic, say experts.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Flu-like Illness Linked to Stroke, Cervical Dissection Flu-like Illness Linked to Stroke, Cervical Dissection
New research further supports the notion that inflammation may affect stroke risk.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Google Plans to Use EHR Data to Predict Health Events Google Plans to Use EHR Data to Predict Health Events
Google plans to use deep machine learning with data from electronic health records to predict health events.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Trump Tackles Drug Costs, HIV, Abortion in State of the Union Trump Tackles Drug Costs, HIV, Abortion in State of the Union
Republicans and Democrats in Congress have already been targeting drug prices, but almost assuredly won't approve an abortion ban.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Alert Source Type: news

Childhood Pneumonia Rates Low 7 Years After Pneumococcal Vaccine Implementation Childhood Pneumonia Rates Low 7 Years After Pneumococcal Vaccine Implementation
The incidence of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in children remains lower seven years after implementation of the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13), according to a study from eight French pediatric emergency departments.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Parents Who Don't Buckle Up Often Skip Seatbelts for Their Kids Parents Who Don't Buckle Up Often Skip Seatbelts for Their Kids
Drivers who don't wear seatbelts are more likely to skip seatbelts and car seats for their kids, an analysis of U.S. crash data suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Rheumatoid Arthritis Effectiveness Differs Among Non-TNF Inhibitors Rheumatoid Arthritis Effectiveness Differs Among Non-TNF Inhibitors
Rheumatoid arthritis outcomes are better with some non-TNF inhibitors than with others, according to French registry data.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

e-Cigarettes Linked to Increased Stroke, MI Risk e-Cigarettes Linked to Increased Stroke, MI Risk
Use of electronic cigarettes is associated with a significantly increased risk for"hard" cardiovascular outcomes, according to results from the largest study yet to have probed these issues.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news