New Guidelines Address Management and Treatment of Psoriasis New Guidelines Address Management and Treatment of Psoriasis
Two new joint American Academy of Dermatology-National Psoriasis Foundation guidelines address the management and treatment of psoriasis in adults, focusing on biologics and on comorbidities.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

More Evidence Prenatal Vitamins Reduce the Risk of Autism More Evidence Prenatal Vitamins Reduce the Risk of Autism
Taking prenatal vitamins during the first month of pregnancy was associated with a 50% reduction in the risk of autism spectrum disorder recurrence.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Rise of Drug-Resistant Superbugs Rings Alarm Bells in Europe Rise of Drug-Resistant Superbugs Rings Alarm Bells in Europe
The spread of superbugs resistant to antimicrobial drugs shows no sign of slowing in Europe, health officials said on Tuesday, making food poisoning and other infections more difficult to treat.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Sanofi, Regeneron Lose U.S. Patent Challenge to Amgen Cholesterol Drug Sanofi, Regeneron Lose U.S. Patent Challenge to Amgen Cholesterol Drug
Biotech company Amgen Inc said on Monday a U.S. jury confirmed the validity of patents on its cholesterol drug Repatha (evolocumab), rejecting a challenge by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc and Sanofi SA.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Low-Value Procedures Associated With Hospital-Acquired Complications Low-Value Procedures Associated With Hospital-Acquired Complications
Several low-value procedures are associated with significant hospital-acquired complications and prolonged length of stay, researchers from Australia report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Self-Rated Health Not Tied to Coronary-Atherosclerosis Severity Self-Rated Health Not Tied to Coronary-Atherosclerosis Severity
Although self-rated health (SRH) scores show strong relationships with factors such as cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk, this is not the case for coronary-artery calcium (CAC) scores, according to new research.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

More Evidence Prenatal Vitamins Reduce Risk for Autism More Evidence Prenatal Vitamins Reduce Risk for Autism
Taking prenatal vitamins during the first month of pregnancy was associated with a 50% reduction in the risk of autism spectrum disorder recurrence.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Media Coverage of New Hypertension Definition Too Positive? Media Coverage of New Hypertension Definition Too Positive?
Media coverage of the new ACC/AHA definition of hypertension concentrated mainly on the positives, with little mention of the potential harms, a new study suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

ACTRIMS Forum to Focus on Precision Medicine in MS ACTRIMS Forum to Focus on Precision Medicine in MS
The meeting, now in its fourth year, focuses on the most advanced developments in multiple sclerosis diagnosis, treatment, and management.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

PBM Delays for Cancer Drugs May Risk Lives, Warn Oncologists PBM Delays for Cancer Drugs May Risk Lives, Warn Oncologists
Pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) refusal of a particular drug, or delays in getting a drug, are putting cancer patient lives at risk, warn oncologists.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Is It Time to Change the Name of Low-Risk Tumors? Is It Time to Change the Name of Low-Risk Tumors?
The term'cancer'now includes non-life-threatening tumors but some experts argue that it shouldn't.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

' Write When You Bite': Self-Monitoring Works for Weight Loss'Write When You Bite': Self-Monitoring Works for Weight Loss
Electronic dietary self-monitoring is'highly effective'and not difficult, says an author of a study that honed in on exactly how often food intake needs to be logged to make a meaningful difference.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

U.S. House Democrats Introduce Sweeping'Medicare for All' Bill U.S. House Democrats Introduce Sweeping'Medicare for All' Bill
Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives unveiled an ambitious proposal on Tuesday to move all Americans into the government's Medicare health insurance program, tapping into public frustration over the rising cost of healthcare that has become a key issue for the party as it seeks to gain control of Congress and the White House in 2020.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Another Drug Company Recalls Tainted Losartan Another Drug Company Recalls Tainted Losartan
Macleods Pharmaceuticals Limited is voluntarily recalling one lot of losartan potassium and hydrochlorothiazide combination tablets owing to the presence of a probable carcinogen.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

Sertraline, CBT Ease Depression in Patients on Dialysis Sertraline, CBT Ease Depression in Patients on Dialysis
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor sertraline each eased depression among patients undergoing maintenance hemodialysis, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Pharma Faces Fire as Senate Committee Questions High Drug Prices Pharma Faces Fire as Senate Committee Questions High Drug Prices
Senate Finance Committee members pressed pharma leaders to support proposals to reduce drug prices. The lawmakers also highlighted mechanisms drug makers use to thwart generic competition and keep drug prices high.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Attackers Torch Ebola Treatment Center in Congo, Patients Evacuated Attackers Torch Ebola Treatment Center in Congo, Patients Evacuated
Attackers set fire to an Ebola treatment center run by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo late on Sunday, forcing staff to evacuate patients, the charity said.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Another Yearbook Offense: Yale Med Students Posing With Cadavers Another Yearbook Offense: Yale Med Students Posing With Cadavers
Signs against taking photos and recording videos in the anatomy lab have been posted for years. Students also must sign a standards of conduct agreement, a school spokeswoman says. (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

Three Ways to Address BMT Patients in Community Three Ways to Address BMT Patients in Community
Moving to community care may imperil blood and bone marrow transplant patients. Three nurse-led studies show how the challenge can be met.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Mapping the End of HIV in the US Mapping the End of HIV in the US
The details and implications of the plan to end HIV by 2030 will be center stage at the most influential HIV conference in the United States, and questions will be answered, organizers promise.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Few Teens Meet Sleep, Screen, Exercise Guidelines Few Teens Meet Sleep, Screen, Exercise Guidelines
Research published in JAMA Pediatrics finds only 3% of girls got enough sleep and the proper amount of exercise, compared with 7% of boys. The researcher hopes it's a"wake-up call for parents."WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Partner's Porn Habits May Worsen Women's Eating Disorders Partner's Porn Habits May Worsen Women's Eating Disorders
When a woman's partner regularly watches pornography, she is more likely to report guilt about eating, become preoccupied with body fat, binge, and purge, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Pot-Smokers May Have Healthier Sperm Pot-Smokers May Have Healthier Sperm
Men who have smoked marijuana may be more fertile than those who never did, new data suggest, surprising researchers who had expected the opposite.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Compulsory Sex and LGBT+ Education Sparks Religious Backlash in UK Compulsory Sex and LGBT+ Education Sparks Religious Backlash in UK
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Many Sleepless Americans Trying Meditation and Yoga Many Sleepless Americans Trying Meditation and Yoga
Roughly half of U.S. adults suffer from sleep problems, and many of them are practicing mind-body exercises like yoga and meditation that might help make it easier to get a good nights'rest, research suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Worse Outcomes With Longer Stroke Thrombectomy Procedure Times Worse Outcomes With Longer Stroke Thrombectomy Procedure Times
Exceeding a procedure time of 60 minutes or making three attempts at aspiration should trigger a careful assessment of the futility and risks of continuing, authors of a new study conclude.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Physicians Unevenly Affected by Patient Satisfaction Scores Physicians Unevenly Affected by Patient Satisfaction Scores
A new study suggests healthcare organizations should take patient race and ethnicity into account to avoid unduly penalizing some physicians.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Noninvasive Stool Test Effective for Colon Cancer Screening Noninvasive Stool Test Effective for Colon Cancer Screening
Annual noninvasive fecal immunochemical tests are effective for colorectal cancer screening in average-risk, asymptomatic adults.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

ONJ Rare After Dental Work While on Denosumab for Osteoporosis ONJ Rare After Dental Work While on Denosumab for Osteoporosis
The 7-year FREEDOM Extension trial found that postmenopausal women receiving denosumab for osteoporosis had a low risk of oral necrosis of the jaw (ONJ), even after major dental work.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

CBT Bests Supportive Psychotherapy for Body Dysmorphic Disorder CBT Bests Supportive Psychotherapy for Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for body dysmorphic disorder leads to more consistent improvement in severity and associated symptoms than supportive psychotherapy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Ixazomib Shows Promise as Option for Chronic GVHD Ixazomib Shows Promise as Option for Chronic GVHD
Patients with advanced chronic graft versus host disease who have failed multiple therapies may respond to ixazomib, a drug approved for second-line multiple myeloma treatment, say US scientists.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Arbitration Award Vs Rogue Orthopedist Totals $140 Million Arbitration Award Vs Rogue Orthopedist Totals $140 Million
Spyros Panos allegedly performed up to 20 procedures a day, and faked or botched many of them. Now the former physician is being sued for fraud in a workers'comp case.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

FDA Warns Against Thermography for Breast Cancer Detection FDA Warns Against Thermography for Breast Cancer Detection
The agency highlights misleading claims for thermography and warns that it is not an alternative to mammography and that could miss a diagnosis of breast cancer.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Alert Source Type: news

Gut Microbes May Predict Lupus Flares Gut Microbes May Predict Lupus Flares
Disease flares in patients with lupus may be linked to decreased diversity of gut microbes and intestinal permeability, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

FDA Warns of Risk for PE, Death With Higher Dose Xeljanz FDA Warns of Risk for PE, Death With Higher Dose Xeljanz
The FDA is warning of an increased risk for pulmonary embolism and death in patients with rheumatoid arthritis who received tofacitinib (Xeljanz, Xeljanz XR) 10 mg twice daily in a postmarketing study.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Alert Source Type: news

Children Raised on Farms Avert Allergies Children Raised on Farms Avert Allergies
Infants exposed to a diverse environment and animals have bacteria in their gut microbiomes that protect against atopy and asthma, new research shows, offering clues to future treatments.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Weight-Loss Surgery Can Bring Lasting Improvement in Sexual Function Weight-Loss Surgery Can Bring Lasting Improvement in Sexual Function
Weight-loss surgery has more benefits than simply slimming a patient down, it may also result in lasting improvements to sexual functioning, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

New Scoring System May Aid Intracranial Hypotension Management New Scoring System May Aid Intracranial Hypotension Management
Specific imaging signals may help clinicians triage patients with spontaneous intracranial hypotension, including those most likely to require further workup, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

VTE Prophylaxis for High-Risk Ambulatory Cancer Patients? VTE Prophylaxis for High-Risk Ambulatory Cancer Patients?
Two studies showed a benefit for direct oral anticoagulants for the prevention of venous thromboembolism in high-risk ambulatory cancer patients, but will this change clinical practice?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Influenza Season Still Moderate, But Numbers Continue to Rise Influenza Season Still Moderate, But Numbers Continue to Rise
Influenza indicators are still rising and seven more children have died, but the number of people who died from influenza was three times higher last season at this point, according to a report from the CDC.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

FDA Approves Lotemax SM For Ocular Surgery Pain, Inflammation FDA Approves Lotemax SM For Ocular Surgery Pain, Inflammation
The FDA has approved a new formulation of loteprednol etabonate ophthalmic gel (Lotemax SM, Bausch + Lomb) 0.38% for postoperative inflammation and pain following ocular surgery.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Alert Source Type: news

THEMIS Top Line: Ticagrelor Cuts Event Risk in Diabetics With CAD THEMIS Top Line: Ticagrelor Cuts Event Risk in Diabetics With CAD
Adding daily ticagrelor (Brilinta/Brilique) to aspirin conferred a significant benefit in the trial with more than 19,000 high-risk diabetics in top-line results announced by AstraZeneca.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Physician Burnout on the Downswing? Physician Burnout on the Downswing?
New data indicate a modest decline in the burnout epidemic affecting US physicians. However, the research also shows there's still lots of room for improvement.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Google Translate Mostly OK for Patient Instructions Google Translate Mostly OK for Patient Instructions
Researchers find the company's new algorithm has high accuracy in translating English to Spanish and Chinese, but also some significant problems. They offer tips for eliminating errors.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

Killing the Common Cold Virus With a DNAzyme Cleaver Killing the Common Cold Virus With a DNAzyme Cleaver
A catalytic DNA that slashes rhinovirus genomic RNA effectively wipes out 98% of strains, German researchers show in preliminary study that is garnering attention.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Simple Changes Boost Sleep Quality in Hospital Simple Changes Boost Sleep Quality in Hospital
Rescheduling trash pulls from rooms, fixing noisy doors, and stopping corridor conversations could all improve sleep quality for hospital patients, say US researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Urgent Fix Needed for US Cancer Survivorship Care Urgent Fix Needed for US Cancer Survivorship Care
With more cancer survivors and fewer oncologists, a risk-stratified approach to delivering quality follow-up care must be developed, tested, and implemented immediately, say experts.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

FDA Approves Combo Drug for Metastatic Gastric Cancer FDA Approves Combo Drug for Metastatic Gastric Cancer
There is now a new option for patients with metastatic gastric cancer who stop responding to other systemic therapies.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Alert Source Type: news

Move to Take CMS Sepsis Mandates Nationwide Debated Move to Take CMS Sepsis Mandates Nationwide Debated
One expert argued that the bundle reduces mortality and variability in care. Another pointed out that evidence for the SEP-1 components is lacking and the universal approach ties physicians'hands.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news

Unproven Therapies Are'Muddying' Cell and Gene Advances Unproven Therapies Are'Muddying' Cell and Gene Advances
The explosion in unproven therapies could divert resources from proven treatments that have the potential to revolutionize patient care and could ruin the field's reputation, warn experts.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news