Preop Immune-modulating Nutrition Improves Outcomes After GI-cancer Surgery Preop Immune-modulating Nutrition Improves Outcomes After GI-cancer Surgery
Preoperative immune-modulating nutrition (IMN) in patients undergoing surgery for gastrointestinal cancer reduces the risk of infectious complications and shortens hospital stays, according to a new systematic review and meta-analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Bayer, J & J Settle Thousands of U.S. Xarelto Lawsuits for $775 Mln Bayer, J & J Settle Thousands of U.S. Xarelto Lawsuits for $775 Mln
Bayer AG and Johnson& Johnson have agreed to settle more than 25,000 U.S. lawsuits alleging that their blockbuster blood thinner Xarelto (rivaroxaban) aused unstoppable and in some cases fatal bleeding for a total of $775 million, court documents on Monday showed.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Oklahoma Top Court Clears Way for Purdue, J & J, Teva to Face Opioid Trial Oklahoma Top Court Clears Way for Purdue, J & J, Teva to Face Opioid Trial
Oklahoma's top court on Monday declined to delay a landmark trial set for May in a multibillion-dollar lawsuit accusing OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP and two other drugmakers of helping fuel an opioid abuse and overdose epidemic in the state.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacist News Source Type: news

Giving Up Alcoholic Drinks in AF May Cut AF Burden, Recurrence Giving Up Alcoholic Drinks in AF May Cut AF Burden, Recurrence
Moderate drinkers in sinus rhythm after atrial fibrillation had fewer recurrences after stopping or at least cutting sharply back on their alcohol intake in a groundbreaking randomized trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Diabetes and Kidney Complications Garnering Attention at ISN Diabetes and Kidney Complications Garnering Attention at ISN
First results indicating that an SGLT2 inhibitor could improve outcomes for patients with diabetes and chronic kidney disease will be presented at the upcoming nephrology world congress.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Steady Drop in Medication Mix-ups With New Approach Steady Drop in Medication Mix-ups With New Approach
Simple steps can significantly reduce prescribing errors, which are a constant source of frustration for hospitals, an extension of the MARQUIS study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Meet the Whistleblower Who Just Cost Duke $112.5 Million Meet the Whistleblower Who Just Cost Duke $112.5 Million
Joseph Thomas turned frustration about faulty research into more than $30 million -- and is hopeful for the future of scientific integrity.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Big Alcohol Knocks Back Medical Clout on Drinking Big Alcohol Knocks Back Medical Clout on Drinking
Policies that curb alcohol consumption will help people most in need of intervention, one expert explains, as the drinks-industry lobby dukes it out with medical specialists and regulatory officials.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Who Is the Longest-Lived President? Who Is the Longest-Lived President?
Former President Jimmy Carter has lived longer than any other president in US history.Georgia Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

FDA Panel Nixes Novel Alzheimer's Therapy FDA Panel Nixes Novel Alzheimer's Therapy
An FDA advisory panel questions the evidence showing beneficial effects of a therapy that combines transcranial magnetic stimulation with cognitive training.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Duke Settles Doctored Data Lawsuit for $112.5 Million Duke Settles Doctored Data Lawsuit for $112.5 Million
A whistleblower said that lung researchers had faked data in grant applications totaling $200 million.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Alert Source Type: news

Childhood Maltreatment Ups Risk for Recurrent Depression Childhood Maltreatment Ups Risk for Recurrent Depression
A brain imaging study identified ties between childhood maltreatment, brain structural alterations, and vulnerability to recurrent depression.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

In Africa, US Cancer Guidelines Are'Harmonized' to Locale In Africa, US Cancer Guidelines Are'Harmonized' to Locale
The well-regarded National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines are being adapted for regional use in Africa, but the high cost of cancer drugs is a problem.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Neonatal Surgeries for Complex Congenital Heart Disease Rise, Remain High After Fukushima Neonatal Surgeries for Complex Congenital Heart Disease Rise, Remain High After Fukushima
Following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan, complex congenital heart disease (CHD) operations increased in neonates, and the number of operations remain high despite declining air levels of radiation, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

IVIG Plus Cyclosporine Boosts Heart Outcomes in Resistant Kawasaki Disease IVIG Plus Cyclosporine Boosts Heart Outcomes in Resistant Kawasaki Disease
Adding cyclosporine to intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) may prevent adverse coronary artery outcomes in Kawasaki disease patients at risk of not responding to IVIG alone, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Phone App May Help Conquer Fear of Heights Phone App May Help Conquer Fear of Heights
People who are terrified of heights may be able to conquer their phobia using a virtual reality app and an inexpensive set of cardboard VR googles, a Dutch study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Metabolic Syndrome May Predict Lung Damage in 9-11 Responders Metabolic Syndrome May Predict Lung Damage in 9-11 Responders
For firefighters who worked at"Ground Zero" around September 11, 2001, a group of heart-disease risk factors also predicted who was likely to develop World Trade Center-related lung injury years later, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

New Technique May Help Detect Hydroxychloroquine-induced Eye Problems New Technique May Help Detect Hydroxychloroquine-induced Eye Problems
Swept-source optical coherence tomography angiography (SS-OCTA) may detect eye abnormalities in patients taking hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) longer than five years to treat systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), a pilot study conducted in Spain suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Many Catholic Hospitals Fail to Disclose Religious Affiliation, Restrictions Online Many Catholic Hospitals Fail to Disclose Religious Affiliation, Restrictions Online
Patients should know if the hospital they choose will restrict their care for religious reasons, but among nearly 650 Catholic hospitals in the U.S., a new study finds that one in five don't explicitly disclose this information on their websites.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

African Cyclone Survivors Risk'Second Wave' of Loss With Disease Threat African Cyclone Survivors Risk'Second Wave' of Loss With Disease Threat
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

St. Louis Symphony Lowers Blood Pressure, Eases Chemo St. Louis Symphony Lowers Blood Pressure, Eases Chemo
A cancer center in Missouri has the good fortune to be visited by two professional musicians from a renowned symphony once a month. So they did a study on the effect of the music.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

COAPT Substudy Spotlights QOL Gains With MitraClip COAPT Substudy Spotlights QOL Gains With MitraClip
Even after the high rate of death in both groups is accounted for, the new results show little waning of health status benefits with the MitraClip over time.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Reducing C-Section Rates Doesn't Harm Mother or Baby Reducing C-Section Rates Doesn't Harm Mother or Baby
Even among California hospitals that had the biggest reduction in cesarean delivery rates, or drops to rates below 20%, neither maternal nor neonatal rates of complications rose.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

New Study to Explore Issues, Vision for Next Decade of Nursing New Study to Explore Issues, Vision for Next Decade of Nursing
A National Academies ad hoc committee met to discuss the beginning of a new study on how nursing can improve health and well-being in the United States during the next decade.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing News Source Type: news

Mississippi Governor Signs'Heartbeat' Abortion Ban Mississippi Governor Signs'Heartbeat' Abortion Ban
Mississippi's Republican governor signed one of America's strictest abortion bills on Thursday banning women from obtaining an abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can often occur before a woman even realizes she is pregnant.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Congo Ebola Outbreak Spreads to City of Bunia Congo Ebola Outbreak Spreads to City of Bunia
Health authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo have confirmed a case of Ebola in another city of close to 1 million people, the health ministry said on Wednesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Some Medical Apps Routinely Share Data Some Medical Apps Routinely Share Data
Study authors advise clinicians to be aware of the privacy risks when they use such apps themselves or recommend them to patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Breast Implant ALCL: Excellent Prognosis if Treated Promptly Breast Implant ALCL: Excellent Prognosis if Treated Promptly
Clinicians encouraged to follow 2019 NCCN guidelines, discuss risks, symptoms as part of patient consent for textured breast implants.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Living Alone Does Not Appear to Worsen Heart Disease Living Alone Does Not Appear to Worsen Heart Disease
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Program Improves Communication Between Oncology Clinicians and Patients Program Improves Communication Between Oncology Clinicians and Patients
The Serious Illness Care Program helps oncologists have better serious-illness conversations with patients without creating anxiety or depression, according to results of a cluster-randomized clinical trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Clinical Trials of Venetoclax in Myeloma Stopped Due to Deaths Clinical Trials of Venetoclax in Myeloma Stopped Due to Deaths
The FDA issued a partial hold on all ongoing clinical trials evaluating venetoclax in multiple myeloma because of an excessive number of deaths seen in the BELLINI study.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Alert Source Type: news

NOMAS: Depression Tied to Increased Stroke Risk NOMAS: Depression Tied to Increased Stroke Risk
Post-stroke depression has been previously associated with poorer recovery, but new research suggests depression may also be a risk factor for stroke.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Kale Is a Surprise on 2019's'Dirty Dozen' List Kale Is a Surprise on 2019's'Dirty Dozen' List
Kale took third place on this year's'Dirty Dozen'list of   fruits and vegetables   with the most pesticide residue. Strawberries and spinach took first and second, as they did on last year's list.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Treating Parents Effective for Child Anxiety Treating Parents Effective for Child Anxiety
A novel program that helps parents decrease"family accommodation" is as effective for reducing anxiety in their offspring as cognitive behavioral therapy for the child, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Five Eye Emergencies That Need Quick Referral to Specialist Five Eye Emergencies That Need Quick Referral to Specialist
With some emergencies, patients will not have pain, which can lead to missed diagnoses and loss of crucial time, an ophthalmologist who will speak at the upcoming internal medicine meeting says.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

In-Hospital Flu Shot Associated With Lower Risk for MI In-Hospital Flu Shot Associated With Lower Risk for MI
Only 2% of in-patients received a flu shot in this study, but three large randomized trials are expected to report next year, which may help convince skeptics of the heart-heath benefits of flu shots.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

E-Cig Giant Juul Touts Positive Study in a Questionable Journal E-Cig Giant Juul Touts Positive Study in a Questionable Journal
Juul Laboratories, which dominates the US e-cigarette market, is promoting a positive, peer-reviewed study of one of its products that is published in a'predatory'journal.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Severe Adverse Events When Osimertinib Follows Immunotherapy Severe Adverse Events When Osimertinib Follows Immunotherapy
Severe immune-related adverse events have been observed when osimrtinib was given after, but not before, immune checkpoint inhibitors in patients with advanced NSCLC.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Urinary Stones in Children Hard to Sidestep Urinary Stones in Children Hard to Sidestep
Urinary tract stones in children can be effectively treated with pint-sized instruments and emerging technologies, research shows, although best-practice evidence is lacking.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

Female Infertility Tied to Small Increased Risk of Cancer Female Infertility Tied to Small Increased Risk of Cancer
Infertility in women is associated with a higher risk of developing cancer, though the absolute risk is very low, at 2%, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Should Medicine Offer Money-Back Guarantees? Should Medicine Offer Money-Back Guarantees?
Pfizer will offer partial rebates to Chinese patients for the drug palbociclib if their disease progresses.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Physicians, Nurses Prioritize Mindfulness Differently Physicians, Nurses Prioritize Mindfulness Differently
Anxiety and stress were the most common conditions for which providers prescribed mindfulness interventions. Deep breathing and meditation were the top methods of choice.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

UN Discloses Rise in Sex Abuse Cases, Ascribes It to Better Reporting UN Discloses Rise in Sex Abuse Cases, Ascribes It to Better Reporting
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Night-shift Workers Bothered by Nocturia, Urgency Night-shift Workers Bothered by Nocturia, Urgency
Healthcare workers with overnight shifts have more lower urinary tract symptoms and worse quality-of-life scores than day-shift workers, according to a new survey.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

Death by 1000 Clicks: Where EHRs Went Wrong Death by 1000 Clicks: Where EHRs Went Wrong
Electronic Health Records were supposed to make medicine safer, usher in an era of better care, empower patients, and save money. A KHN/Fortune investigation shows that much improvement is needed.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Moderate Muscle Strength Key to Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Moderate Muscle Strength Key to Type 2 Diabetes Prevention
Moderate levels of resistance training should be encouraged to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, US findings suggest, although conversely, high-strength training may negate the effect.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

EPA's Methylene Chloride Ban Excludes Workers EPA's Methylene Chloride Ban Excludes Workers
The chemical is found in paint strippers. Stores like Lowe's and Walmart have stopped selling products containing it, but environmental advocates say workers should be protected too.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Cancer Drugs Dominate Top 10 Best-Selling Drugs in 2018 Cancer Drugs Dominate Top 10 Best-Selling Drugs in 2018
But Humira is the top seller in US 2 years running, while two immune checkpoint inhibitors break into the top 10.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Psychosocial Factors Impact Cancer Surgery Outcomes Psychosocial Factors Impact Cancer Surgery Outcomes
Postop complication rates rose threefold and unplanned readmission rates sixfold in comorbid patients with two or more psychosocial risk factors.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Light Activity Lowers Cardiovascular Risk in Older Women Light Activity Lowers Cardiovascular Risk in Older Women
The prospective trial, which used objectively measured movement, found that the performance of regular household tasks was associated with significant reductions in cardiovascular risk.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news