Arizona Healthcare Facility to Shut Down After Disabled Woman's Rape Arizona Healthcare Facility to Shut Down After Disabled Woman's Rape
An Arizona long-term healthcare facility will shut down after a severely disabled patient was raped, a crime that only came to light after she gave birth.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

J & J Becomes First Drugmaker to Add Prices to Television Ads J & J Becomes First Drugmaker to Add Prices to Television Ads
Johnson& Johnson said on Thursday it will start adding the price of its medicines to television commercials by next month, becoming the first drugmaker to heed a call by U.S. President Donald Trump for price transparency of drugs advertised directly to consumers on TV.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Fitness, BMI in Adolescence Tied to Subsequent Disability Fitness, BMI in Adolescence Tied to Subsequent Disability
Low physical fitness and obesity during teenage years are linked to disability later in life, new data suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer Triples in US Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer Triples in US
Active surveillance or the delay of definitive treatment jumped dramatically over a 5-year study period. But an additional trend worried the study authors.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Gut Bacteria Tied to Depression Gut Bacteria Tied to Depression
Researchers identify specific gut bacteria associated with depression and create the first catalogue of potentially neuroactive gut bacteria.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

FDA Cracks Down on Illegal Sale of Alzheimer's'Cures'FDA Cracks Down on Illegal Sale of Alzheimer's'Cures '
The FDA has sent warning letters to companies illegally marketing more than 58 products claiming to prevent, treat, or cure Alzheimer's disease and other serious conditions.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Alert Source Type: news

Consuming Ultraprocessed Food Tied to Higher Mortality Consuming Ultraprocessed Food Tied to Higher Mortality
A prospective, Web-based study found that increased intake of ultraprocessed foods was tied to increased risk for death.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Half a Million Breast Cancer Deaths Avoided in Last 30 Years As a Result of Improved Treatment and Screening Half a Million Breast Cancer Deaths Avoided in Last 30 Years As a Result of Improved Treatment and Screening
During the past 30 years a combination of screening and improved treatments have reduced the mortality rate from breast cancer, but it is unclear which had the larger impact.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Fluoroquinolones Overprescribed Despite Dangers Fluoroquinolones Overprescribed Despite Dangers
In the past year, more concerns about the drugs'side effects have led the FDA to issue new warnings about their use.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

No Increase in Cancer Among Children Conceived by IVF No Increase in Cancer Among Children Conceived by IVF
With a follow-up of 21 years, a large cohort of Dutch children conceived through assisted-reproductive technology such as IVF show no significant increases in cancer compared with the general population.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Guideline Outlines Step-down Therapy for Asthma Guideline Outlines Step-down Therapy for Asthma
A new'yardstick'provides evidence-based guidance for stepping down therapy in patients who have achieved sustained asthma control.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Hospitals Serving More Minorities May Offer Less Palliative Care Hospitals Serving More Minorities May Offer Less Palliative Care
Patients may have less access to palliative care at U.S. hospitals that primarily serve minorities, a study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

U.S. Supreme Court Blocks Restrictive Louisiana Abortion Law U.S. Supreme Court Blocks Restrictive Louisiana Abortion Law
A divided U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday stopped a Louisiana law imposing strict regulations on abortion clinics from going into effect in its first major test on abortion since the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy last summer.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Trump Completes Second Physical, Said to Be in Good Health Trump Completes Second Physical, Said to Be in Good Health
The White House issued only a short statement from the president's physician; full results are still expected.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

ENCHANTED: Intensive BP Lowering Not Linked to Stroke Recovery ENCHANTED: Intensive BP Lowering Not Linked to Stroke Recovery
Although intensive blood pressure management may reduce risk for intracranial hemorrhage in thrombolysis-treated stroke, the protocol does not improve functional outcome, say researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Women in U.S. Congress Move to Repeal Abortion Gag Rule Women in U.S. Congress Move to Repeal Abortion Gag Rule
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

In Utero Dioxin Exposure Effects May Differ by Gender In Utero Dioxin Exposure Effects May Differ by Gender
Prenatal dioxin exposure may have gender-specific effects on cardiometabolic risk, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

MISTIE III: Catheter Clot Evacuation in ICH Misses Primary Outcome MISTIE III: Catheter Clot Evacuation in ICH Misses Primary Outcome
Minimally invasive catheter evacuation followed by thrombolysis failed to improve functional outcomes after a large ICH, although recovery appeared to rebound with more complete clot removal.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

' We Are Going to Have More': Measles Threat Grows'We Are Going to Have More': Measles Threat Grows
Before the measles vaccine, about 3 to 4 million people got the virus every year in the United States. About 400 to 500 of them died.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Trump's Pediatric Cancer Crusade a Drop in Bucket Trump's Pediatric Cancer Crusade a Drop in Bucket
The president, during his State of the Union address, asked Congress for $500 million over the next 10 years to fight childhood cancer; President Obama's 2-year request in 2016 was $1 billion.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Methotrexate Added to Biologic Eases Inflamed Skin Methotrexate Added to Biologic Eases Inflamed Skin
The combination of methotrexate and anti-TNF therapy can improve clinical response in patients with severe hidradenitis suppurativa, first results from a new study demonstrate.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Borderline Personality Disorder: High Risk for Early Death Borderline Personality Disorder: High Risk for Early Death
It is well known that patients with borderline personality disorder have high suicide rates. However, new research shows they also have high rates of premature death from nonsuicidal causes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

FDA Okays Pipeline Device for Small, Medium Brain Aneurysms FDA Okays Pipeline Device for Small, Medium Brain Aneurysms
The extended indication for the device is based on results from the PREMIER trial. It is already approved for large or giant wide-necked intracranial aneurysms.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

Mild TBI May Fuel or Exacerbate Mental Health Problems Mild TBI May Fuel or Exacerbate Mental Health Problems
Mild TBI is associated with new onset or exacerbation of preexisting mental health problems in a substantial minority of patients, which has implications for follow-up care.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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