Texas Tech Agrees To Stop Using Race in Med School Admissions Texas Tech Agrees To Stop Using Race in Med School Admissions
The AAMC notes that the agreement does not change current law and said it will continue to support the use of race in the holistic admissions process.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

Teen Cigarette Smoking Declining More Slowly in Rural U.S. Teen Cigarette Smoking Declining More Slowly in Rural U.S.
The odds of smoking for U.S. adolescents are 50 percent higher in rural areas than in urban areas, even as rates of teen smoking in both settings have fallen, a recent study found.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Afghan Taliban Bans WHO and Red Cross Work Amid Vaccination Drive Afghan Taliban Bans WHO and Red Cross Work Amid Vaccination Drive
The Afghan Taliban have banned the World Health Organization and the Red Cross from operating in areas under their control until further notice, a spokesman said on Thursday, citing unspecified"suspicious" actions during vaccination campaigns.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

N.Y. State to Sue EPA: Agency Approval on GE Hudson River Clean-Up Premature N.Y. State to Sue EPA: Agency Approval on GE Hudson River Clean-Up Premature
New York state officials announced plans to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for prematurely declaring that General Electric Co had completed its clean-up of PCB contamination in the Hudson River.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

U.S. Military Advances Sprawling Mission to Quell Housing-Safety Scandal U.S. Military Advances Sprawling Mission to Quell Housing-Safety Scandal
One U.S. military base has dubbed it Operation Victory Homefront. It's a mission the world's most powerful military never envisioned.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

AHA Issues First Cardio-Oncology Rehabilitation Statement AHA Issues First Cardio-Oncology Rehabilitation Statement
The proposed multimodal model aims to mitigate the increased cardiovascular disease risk in patients with cancer and pave the way for reimbursement.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Video-Visit-Enabled Practices Are Wasting Capability Video-Visit-Enabled Practices Are Wasting Capability
Having telehealth technology available does not mean it is being used, results of a new survey show, but the American College of Physicians is launching an initiative to help practices get started.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Video-Visit-Proficient Practices Are Wasting Capability Video-Visit-Proficient Practices Are Wasting Capability
Having telehealth technology available does not mean it is being used, results of a new survey show, but the American College of Physicians is launching an initiative to help practices get started.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

First Drug for Fatty Liver Disease Advances First Drug for Fatty Liver Disease Advances
Obeticholic acid has hit a statistically significant result at 18 months in the REGENERATE trial evaluating the farnesoid X receptor agonist in patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Cool but Confused: Social Entrepreneurs Find It Harder to Explain Their Work Cool but Confused: Social Entrepreneurs Find It Harder to Explain Their Work
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Marijuana May Improve Women's Enjoyment of Sex Marijuana May Improve Women's Enjoyment of Sex
About one-third of U.S. women have used marijuana before sex, a small study suggests, and those who do report increased desire and better orgasms.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Rare Genetic Variants Tied to Alzheimer's Disease Rare Genetic Variants Tied to Alzheimer's Disease
Two rarely encountered genetic variants that already have roles in dementias also appear to be associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD), according to a large genetic study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Earlier Onset of Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Weaker Bones Earlier Onset of Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Weaker Bones
Postmenopausal women with type 1 diabetes (T1D) have lower volumetric bone-mineral density (vBMD) than their diabetes-free peers, and bone-quality deficits may be even greater for those who developed the disease before age 20, according to new findings.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Laparoscopy Still Most Popular Hysterectomy Approach After Morcellation Warnings Laparoscopy Still Most Popular Hysterectomy Approach After Morcellation Warnings
Laparoscopy remains the most common mode of hysterectomy since an April 2014 U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warning against power morcellation for laparoscopic specimen removal, according to a database study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

More U.S. States Push Ahead With Near-Bans on Abortion for Supreme Court Challenge More U.S. States Push Ahead With Near-Bans on Abortion for Supreme Court Challenge
North Dakota Republican Governor Doug Burgum signed legislation on Wednesday making it a crime for doctors to perform a second-trimester abortion using instruments like forceps and clamps to remove the fetus from the womb.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

FDA Modifies Alcohol Warning for Addyi, So-called'Female Viagra'FDA Modifies Alcohol Warning for Addyi, So-called'Female Viagra '
Women taking flibanserin, so-called'female Viagra,'no longer have to completely avoid alcohol but should stop drinking at least 2 hours before taking the pill at bedtime or skip the evening dose.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Molecular Classifier Helps Spot Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Molecular Classifier Helps Spot Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
A molecular classifier based on RNA-sequencing data from transbronchial lung biopsies can recognize an expression signature associated with usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP), the defining pathology of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Treating Cancer Patients Who Smoke May Cost Extra $3.4 Billion Each Year Treating Cancer Patients Who Smoke May Cost Extra $3.4 Billion Each Year
When cancer patients are current smokers, their treatment is likely to be less effective and more expensive than if they quit smoking, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Few Family Caregivers Get Formal Training Few Family Caregivers Get Formal Training
Fewer than one in 10 family caregivers receive training for assisting older adults with disabilities, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Think We Know What Predicts Weight Regain? Think Again Think We Know What Predicts Weight Regain? Think Again
Sedentary time, eating fast food, and weighing oneself less than weekly were associated with weight regain after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, a large study has found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Worrisome Uptick in Elder Abuse Flagged Worrisome Uptick in Elder Abuse Flagged
Violence against older adults is on the rise, according to a report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which encourages healthcare providers to be on the lookout for injuries.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Stress-Related Disorders Increase CVD Risk, Study Suggests Stress-Related Disorders Increase CVD Risk, Study Suggests
Stress-related disorders were linked to an increased risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD), especially during the first year after diagnosis, new data showed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Barred From Female Patients, Oncologist Sues Medical Board Barred From Female Patients, Oncologist Sues Medical Board
A Texas oncologist's medical license was restricted and he was barred from seeing female patients after he was charged with sexual assault. So he sued state medical authorities.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

DOJ Breaks Up $1.2 Billion Medicare Telemedicine Fraud Ring DOJ Breaks Up $1.2 Billion Medicare Telemedicine Fraud Ring
Two dozen people, including physicians, were charged in a scheme to sell orders for medically unnecessary orthopedic braces to medical equipment firms.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

High Rates of B Vitamin Deficiency in Teens With Mental Illness High Rates of B Vitamin Deficiency in Teens With Mental Illness
Vitamin B9 and B12 deficiency is a neglected problem in child and, in particular, adolescent psychiatric patients that may have developmental consequences, a large-scale study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Acupuncture in the ED a Beneficial Non-Opioid Option for Pain Acupuncture in the ED a Beneficial Non-Opioid Option for Pain
Acupuncture administered in the emergency department is both feasible and beneficial as a non-opioid, non-pharmacologic option for treating patients with less severe pain, new research says.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

PBMs Grilled by Senators on How They Profit From Drug Sales PBMs Grilled by Senators on How They Profit From Drug Sales
The Senate Finance Committee is looking into the operations of pharmacy benefit managers as HHS seeks to reroute rebates paid to these firms by drugmakers more directly to consumers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Business of Medicine News Source Type: news

Students May Feel Safer With Stricter Gun Laws Students May Feel Safer With Stricter Gun Laws
U.S. adolescents living in states with stricter gun laws may feel safer at school, a survey of high school students suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

UK Royal, US Ambassador Tout Tech Tools to Tackle Human Trafficking UK Royal, US Ambassador Tout Tech Tools to Tackle Human Trafficking
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Patrick Soon-Shiong Sued Over'Catch and Kill' of Cancer Drug Patrick Soon-Shiong Sued Over'Catch and Kill' of Cancer Drug
Sorrento Therapeutics alleges that controversial billionaire Soon-Shiong prevented a bioequivalent of Abraxane from coming to the US market.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

ACP: Breast Cancer Screening Every 2 Years ACP: Breast Cancer Screening Every 2 Years
Women with no breast cancer symptoms should undergo mammography screening every other year, according to a guidance statement from the American College of Physicians.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Maternal Morbidity Greater With Cesareans, Especially in Over 35s Maternal Morbidity Greater With Cesareans, Especially in Over 35s
Results raise questions about practices of some obstetricians who perform cesareans because of advanced maternal age, say authors, stressing this birth mode'is an invasive surgical procedure. 'Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Disturbed Sleeps Derails Therapy for Complicated Grief Disturbed Sleeps Derails Therapy for Complicated Grief
Cognitive grief treatment surpasses antidepressants alone for complicated grief, but sleep disturbances, which are common, can derail treatment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Live Organ Donor Dangers Debunked by Unlikely Source Live Organ Donor Dangers Debunked by Unlikely Source
With more than 17,000 patients on the wait list for a liver in the United States but only 5000 deceased-donor livers available each year, specialists are grappling with gaps and new ideas to help.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

81 Women Sue After Hospital Cameras Record Labor Procedures 81 Women Sue After Hospital Cameras Record Labor Procedures
A San Diego-area hospital says the cameras were installed to catch a drug thief. One woman, who says her emergency Cesarean delivery was recorded, said,'I have never been so exposed in my life. 'Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

New Nursing Home Patients May Wait to See a Doctor New Nursing Home Patients May Wait to See a Doctor
When Medicare patients are discharged from a hospital to a skilled nursing facility, the time it takes for a doctor or advanced-level practitioner to see them for a first evaluation can vary widely, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

' Excellent' Transplant Outcomes With Hearts Donated After Circulatory Death'Excellent' Transplant Outcomes With Hearts Donated After Circulatory Death
Heart transplantation with organs donated after circulatory death (DCD) can yield"excellent" outcomes, researchers from Australia report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Workplace Yoga Can Indeed Lower Employee Stress Workplace Yoga Can Indeed Lower Employee Stress
People who get to do yoga at work may be less stressed out than their peers who don't, a research review suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Getting Ready for Resistance to First-Gen NTRK Inhibitors Getting Ready for Resistance to First-Gen NTRK Inhibitors
Just a few months ago, larotrectinib was approved for treating any NTRK+ tumor. Already, there are studies in place to address any mutations that emerge with the first-generation TRK-targeted agent.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Entrectinib Approaches Market for NTRK+ Tumors and ROS1+ NSCLC Entrectinib Approaches Market for NTRK+ Tumors and ROS1+ NSCLC
Data from the clinical development of entrectinib, targeting NTRK and ROS mutations, readies the drug for its approval across tumors with NTRK fusions as well as for advanced NSCLC with ROS1 fusions.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

US News Ranks Standout Medical Schools by Specialty US News Ranks Standout Medical Schools by Specialty
UNC Chapel Hill again is best in primary care; Harvard repeats as best in research. The news site names top schools in eight specialties.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

Dozens of Clinics Market Risky Cell Therapies to Treat Eye Disorders Dozens of Clinics Market Risky Cell Therapies to Treat Eye Disorders
Scores of clinics across the United States directly advertise expensive - but unproven - stem cell therapies to patients with serious eye diseases, often with devastating results, a new study warns.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Health Canada Plans to Suspend Allergan's Breast Implant License Health Canada Plans to Suspend Allergan's Breast Implant License
Health Canada said on Thursday it was advising Allergan Plc of the regulator's plans to suspend the license for the Botox-maker's Biocell breast implants, after a review regarding the risk of a rare cancer linked to breast implants.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Drug Company Founder Put'Profits Over Patients' to Push Opioid -U.S. Prosecutor Drug Company Founder Put'Profits Over Patients' to Push Opioid -U.S. Prosecutor
The founder of Insys Therapeutics Inc put profits over patients'safety by bribing doctors to prescribe an addictive fentanyl spray, fueling the U.S. opioid epidemic, a federal prosecutor said Thursday at the end of a landmark trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Fecal Microbiome Signature Detects Cirrhosis in Nonalcoholic Fatty-Liver Disease Fecal Microbiome Signature Detects Cirrhosis in Nonalcoholic Fatty-Liver Disease
A fecal microbiome signature accurately detects cirrhosis in patients with nonalcoholic fatty-liver disease (NAFLD), researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Hospitalized Teens Not Getting Needed Reproductive-Health Care Hospitalized Teens Not Getting Needed Reproductive-Health Care
Healthcare providers are missing numerous opportunities to identify and address the reproductive-health needs of hospitalized teens, a study by U.S. researchers has found.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

CMS Partners With AAFP on $1M AI Development Contest CMS Partners With AAFP on $1M AI Development Contest
Best solutions for predicting admissions and adverse events may be used in new care models; the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) also plans to test AI software to reduce administrative burdens.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

Family Colon Cancer Risk Similar for Siblings and Half Siblings Family Colon Cancer Risk Similar for Siblings and Half Siblings
Siblings of people with colorectal cancer are themselves at higher risk for the disease - but a new study suggests half-siblings face nearly as a high a risk.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

FDA Expands Use of Breast Cancer Drug to Men FDA Expands Use of Breast Cancer Drug to Men
The agency extended the indication of the advanced breast cancer drug palbociclib (Ibrance, Pfizer) to include male patients.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Alert Source Type: news

First Human Trial of Universal Flu Vaccine Candidate Underway First Human Trial of Universal Flu Vaccine Candidate Underway
The first-in-human trial of a universal influenza vaccine candidate is currently underway at the National Institutes of Health, researchers have announced.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news