Immunotherapy Combo Active in Metastatic Prostate Cancer Immunotherapy Combo Active in Metastatic Prostate Cancer
The combination of ipilimumab with nivolumab shows activity in advanced disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

' Young Blood' Clinics Shut Down After FDA Action'Young Blood' Clinics Shut Down After FDA Action
Ambrosia Health has shut down its clinics that offered transfusions of plasma from persons aged 16 to 25 years after the FDA issued a statement saying benefits were not scientifically proven.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Questions About CAR T Study Lead to Nature, NEJM Retractions Questions About CAR T Study Lead to Nature, NEJM Retractions
Research describing how CAR T cells could reach the brain has issues with'underlying data,'leading to retraction of both a Nature paper and an NEJM review.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Pembrolizumab Active in Non-Clear Cell Kidney Cancer Pembrolizumab Active in Non-Clear Cell Kidney Cancer
Pembrolizumab monotherapy demonstrated promising antitumor activity when used as a first-line therapy agent in patients with non-clear cell renal carcinoma.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

ASBrS Calls for Genetic Testing for All Breast Cancer Patients ASBrS Calls for Genetic Testing for All Breast Cancer Patients
The American Society of Breast Surgeons recommends genetic testing for all patients with breast cancer, not just those at highest risk for mutations.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Machine Learning May Help With Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia Machine Learning May Help With Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia
A'machine learning'method identified nearly all malignant cases of atypical ductal hyperplasia, a breast lesion that is mostly benign.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

PCPs Discuss Cancer Therapy With Patients, Despite'Gaps'PCPs Discuss Cancer Therapy With Patients, Despite'Gaps '
About one third of primary care providers discussed breast cancer treatment decisions with their patients, a new survey shows -- but it's not really their job.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

What Advice Would You Give to Young Physicians? What Advice Would You Give to Young Physicians?
Physicians consider what to tell young doctors about choosing a speciality.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Medicare 911 Patients to Be Triaged by EMS in 5-Year Pilot Medicare 911 Patients to Be Triaged by EMS in 5-Year Pilot
The new project will allow ambulance teams to triage Medicare patients and take them to a doctor ’ s office or urgent care center if appropriate rather than to an ED.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

Kaiser Permanente Med School to Waive Tuition for First Classes Kaiser Permanente Med School to Waive Tuition for First Classes
The California medical school will open in the summer of 2020 and will begin accepting applications to its inaugural class this spring.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

Free Tuition for First Classes of Kaiser Permanente Med School Free Tuition for First Classes of Kaiser Permanente Med School
The California medical school will open in the summer of 2020 and will begin accepting applications to its inaugural class this spring.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

Invasive Group B Strep Rising Among Nonpregnant Adults Invasive Group B Strep Rising Among Nonpregnant Adults
Physicians should consider invasive GBS, experts say, as a new report shows there is a large, medically complex group of patients at risk for infection.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Newborn Health Harmed by Cannabis Exposure Newborn Health Harmed by Cannabis Exposure
In utero exposure to cannabis can have adverse effects on birth outcomes, new research warns, and rates of marijuana use by pregnant women are increasing as legalization becomes more common.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Alternate Resuscitation Target Does Not Cut Sepsis Mortality Alternate Resuscitation Target Does Not Cut Sepsis Mortality
A peripheral perfusion resuscitation strategy was not superior to the standard lactate-level testing currently used in patients with early septic shock in the five-country ANDROMEDA-SHOCK trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news

FDA Approves First Interoperable Insulin Pump FDA Approves First Interoperable Insulin Pump
With the approval, the FDA creates a new approval pathway for alternate controller enabled infusion pumps, with newly established'special controls'to ensure safety and reliability.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Primary Care May Reduce Mortality, But Fewer PCPs Available Primary Care May Reduce Mortality, But Fewer PCPs Available
A higher density of primary care physicians is tied to greater life expectancy, yet the per capita supply of PCPs is declining, new data show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Quarter of US Ob/Gyns Provide Abortion, Increase on Prior Years Quarter of US Ob/Gyns Provide Abortion, Increase on Prior Years
Approximately 24% of ob/gyns in the US report performing an induced abortion in the previous year; more would provide medical abortions if prescribing restrictions on mifepristone were relaxed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Medtronic Recalls Pacemakers for Possible Circuit Error Medtronic Recalls Pacemakers for Possible Circuit Error
The recall has been classified by the US Food and Drug Administration as class I, the most serious type.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

Adolescent Cannabis Use Tied To Depression, Suicidal Thoughts Adolescent Cannabis Use Tied To Depression, Suicidal Thoughts
Cannabis consumption during adolescence is tied to an increased risk for depression, suicidal thoughts, and suicide attempts during young adulthood, suggests a new meta-analysis of 23,300 participants.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Criminal Case Spurs a Rethink of Euthanasia for Mental Illness Criminal Case Spurs a Rethink of Euthanasia for Mental Illness
Amid the first criminal charges in a case of medically assisted death for mental illness, experts criticize the review process while others question the ethics.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

' Exciting Times' With Immunotherapy for Kidney Cancer'Exciting Times' With Immunotherapy for Kidney Cancer
New combinations with immunotherapy are going to change the standard of care in metastatic renal cell carcinoma, but questions remain, and there are technicalities to consider, according to some experts.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Enzalutamide + ADT Boosts Outcomes in Advanced Prostate Cancer Enzalutamide + ADT Boosts Outcomes in Advanced Prostate Cancer
Enzalutamide added to androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) improved outcomes in metastatic hormone-sensitive prostate cancer (mHSPC) as compared with ADT alone.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

Gastric Acid Suppression & Oral Cancer Therapy Should Not Mix Gastric Acid Suppression & Oral Cancer Therapy Should Not Mix
Gastric acid suppressants may reduce absorption of oral cancer drugs, as shown in a study with pazopanib for sarcoma in which the interaction led to worse outcomes. Can this be practice changing?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Oncologist Burnout, Increasing Workloads: What to Do? Oncologist Burnout, Increasing Workloads: What to Do?
' More efficient ways of practicing'are needed to combat burnout among oncologists, related health professionals, and caregivers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Medicare Moves Closer to CAR-T Coverage Policy Medicare Moves Closer to CAR-T Coverage Policy
A new national policy for paying for the costly therapy includes a requirement to monitor patients for at least 2 years, as well as other conditions; the proposal is now open for comments.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Clinician Communication Key for Hypertension Control Clinician Communication Key for Hypertension Control
Clinicians should try to engage patients and consider the context of their daily lives to improve hypertension control, researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

No Loss of Thrombectomy Benefit in Late Stroke With Transfer No Loss of Thrombectomy Benefit in Late Stroke With Transfer
Latest results from the DEFUSE 3 trial suggest transferring candidates for late-window thrombectomy is associated with substantial clinical benefits and should be strongly encouraged, authors say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

Marijuana Edible Linked to Myocardial Infarction Marijuana Edible Linked to Myocardial Infarction
Legalization of marijuana has led to higher use, including among the elderly and cardiac patients. A new case report highlights risks and points to the need for more research and patient education.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Sepsis Death Common, Often Unpreventable Sepsis Death Common, Often Unpreventable
Sepsis deaths were common, but most were unpreventable and related to underlying illness; an expert urges caution when interpreting results and calls for more research to improve sepsis care.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Americans Cross Border Into Mexico to Buy Insulin at a Fraction of US Cost Americans Cross Border Into Mexico to Buy Insulin at a Fraction of US Cost
For one patient, a three-month supply of insulin is $3,700 in the U.S. versus $600 in Mexico. But is it legal?Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Americans Going to Mexico to Buy Insulin at Fraction of US Cost Americans Going to Mexico to Buy Insulin at Fraction of US Cost
For one patient, a three-month supply of insulin is $3,700 in the U.S. versus $600 in Mexico. But is it legal?Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Stenting, Surgery Equally Durable in Symptomatic Carotid Stenosis Stenting, Surgery Equally Durable in Symptomatic Carotid Stenosis
Results of a pooled analysis show exceptionally low rates of stroke through up to a decade of follow-up, with some differences between the two procedures when combining peri- and postprocedural risks.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Vaccine Storage Too Often Fails to Meet Standards Vaccine Storage Too Often Fails to Meet Standards
Some vaccines being transported to clinics in California were found to be frozen, thereby lowering their effectiveness; in the past 13 months alone, 117 kids received possibly compromised vaccines.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Hip, Spine Fractures Hit Women's Long-Term Quality of Life Hip, Spine Fractures Hit Women's Long-Term Quality of Life
The impact of fragility-related fractures on quality of life in people aged 50 or older persists for years after the initial injury, with women potentially never recovering, say Canadian clinicians.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

NSAID Kidney Risk Underestimated in Young, Active Adults NSAID Kidney Risk Underestimated in Young, Active Adults
High doses of prescribed NSAIDS are linked to increased risk of potentially preventable cases of acute kidney injury and chronic kidney disease in active young adults.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

ANNEXA-4 Published: Anti-Factor Xa Antidote Stops Major Bleeding ANNEXA-4 Published: Anti-Factor Xa Antidote Stops Major Bleeding
Andexanet alfa is effective and relatively safe in stopping the acute major bleeding sometimes associated with factor Xa inhibitors, suggest final results of the ANNEXA-4 trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

EU Panel Recommends Fenspiride Suspension Because of Heart Risks EU Panel Recommends Fenspiride Suspension Because of Heart Risks
The potential risk of serious heart rhythm problems associated with fenspiride prompts the EMA's safety committee to recommend suspending its use pending further review.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Alert Source Type: news

In Latest Physical, Trump Proclaimed Healthy, but Obese In Latest Physical, Trump Proclaimed Healthy, but Obese
The president also has upped his dose of rosuvastatin to 40 mg daily.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Darolutamide: New Standard of Care in Nonmetastatic CRPC? Darolutamide: New Standard of Care in Nonmetastatic CRPC?
An investigational agent significantly extended metastasis-free survival in patients with nonmetastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC).Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Hunger Hormone Protective Against MCI, Alzheimer's? Hunger Hormone Protective Against MCI, Alzheimer's?
Cholecystokinin, a little-studied amino acid involved in appetite regulation, specifically satiety, may protect against mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Majority of Knee, Hip Replacements Last 25 Years Majority of Knee, Hip Replacements Last 25 Years
According to two recent studies, a majority of knee and hip replacements can be expected to last for 25 years.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Docs Say Gender-Questioning Kids Need Better Science Docs Say Gender-Questioning Kids Need Better Science
Physicians call for a moratorium on the use of hormone treatment in transgender youth, but experts in the field insist that medical therapy is vital for those with persistent gender dysphoria.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

One Third of Hospital Inpatients Underfed One Third of Hospital Inpatients Underfed
One in three inpatients ate a quarter of their meal or less, putting them at risk for malnutrition, a study found; the results were twice as alarming for patients who ate none of their food.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

Flu Vaccine Effectiveness Under 50%, Low-Severity Season: CDC Flu Vaccine Effectiveness Under 50%, Low-Severity Season: CDC
Interim estimates put overall adjusted vaccine effectiveness for all influenza virus infection related to medically attended acute respiratory illness at 47% so far this season, the CDC reports.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Substituting Medical Cannabis for Other Drugs a Common Practice Substituting Medical Cannabis for Other Drugs a Common Practice
A survey of more than 2000 respondents has concluded that people who use medical cannabis often substitute it for other agents, including opioids, tobacco, and alcohol.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

FDA Warns Physician Over Illegal Marketing of Breast Device FDA Warns Physician Over Illegal Marketing of Breast Device
Mark Berman, MD, who was previously warned about marketing unapproved stem cell products, is now cited for marketing an unapproved device that claims to treat capsular contracture.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine News Source Type: news

Brain Biomarkers May Help ID Those At Risk for Severe PTSD Brain Biomarkers May Help ID Those At Risk for Severe PTSD
Patterns of neurological and physiological responses to associative learning may eventually help determine which individuals are more at risk for severe post-traumatic stress disorder.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Lithium for Bipolar Maintenance'Safe, Tolerable' in Kids Lithium for Bipolar Maintenance'Safe, Tolerable' in Kids
Lithium is safe and tolerable as maintenance therapy in children with bipolar disorder, new research suggests. However, a few concerns about the study have been flagged.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Novel Radiotherapy Shows Promise in Heavily Pretreated mCRPC Novel Radiotherapy Shows Promise in Heavily Pretreated mCRPC
A novel targeted radiolabeled small molecule appears to improve overall survival in men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC).Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Countries Use Novel Strategies to Tackle Price of HCV Drugs Countries Use Novel Strategies to Tackle Price of HCV Drugs
Both Australia and Brazil have rolled out innovative strategies to lower the cost of high-priced direct-acting antivirals, with the goal of treating all patients with hepatitis C.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news