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FDA Proposes New Fast Path to Market for Certain Medical Devices FDA Proposes New Fast Path to Market for Certain Medical Devices
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday proposed creating a new fast track to market for certain medical devices and a potential reduction in the amount of safety data required for approval.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

NYC Mother Seeks Millions From City After Child's Lead Poisoning NYC Mother Seeks Millions From City After Child's Lead Poisoning
A Brooklyn mother is seeking millions from the city after her toddler was poisoned while living in a lead-infested apartment, the latest charge that New York has failed to protect children from the toxin.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - December 11, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Blood Transfusions in Leukemia a Deterrent to Hospice Care Blood Transfusions in Leukemia a Deterrent to Hospice Care
Among patients with leukemia, transfusion dependence at end of life can be a deterrent to timely access to hospice care.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - December 11, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

The Case for Clinical Adoption of Digital Pathology The Case for Clinical Adoption of Digital Pathology
Is digital pathology the way of the future for the pathology lab? This review highlights the potential of digital pathology to improve patient safety, diagnostic workflow, and workforce issues.Journal of Clinical Pathology (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - December 6, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

FDA Panel Recommends Zika Testing of Donated Blood Be Relaxed FDA Panel Recommends Zika Testing of Donated Blood Be Relaxed
Advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday recommended that the requirements for screening blood donations for the Zika virus be relaxed due to diminished risk of transfusion-transmitted infection.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - December 4, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

Adjuvant Gefitinib May Boost Disease-free Survival in EGFR-mutant NSCLC Adjuvant Gefitinib May Boost Disease-free Survival in EGFR-mutant NSCLC
Gefitinib may prolong disease-free survival, compared with cisplatin-based adjuvant chemotherapy, in patients with resected stage II-IIIA EGFR-mutant non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), according to results from the ADJUVANT/CTONG1104 randomized trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - December 4, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Primary Tumor Location May Not Predict Nonmetastatic CRC Outcomes Primary Tumor Location May Not Predict Nonmetastatic CRC Outcomes
In patients with stage 3 colon cancer, primary tumor location (PTL) - according to BRAF and RAS mutations, and microsatellite instability (MSI) status - showed no prognostic value in a post hoc analysis of data from the PETACC-8 study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - December 1, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Novel Biomarker Panel Accurately Diagnoses Pancreatic Cancer Novel Biomarker Panel Accurately Diagnoses Pancreatic Cancer
A novel four-protein biomarker panel can accurately diagnose pancreatic cancer, researchers from China report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - December 1, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Peripheral Blood Eosinophilia May Identify IBD Patients Who Fare Worse Peripheral Blood Eosinophilia May Identify IBD Patients Who Fare Worse
Peripheral blood eosinophilia (PBE) may be a biomarker for a subgroup of IBD patients with a unique inflammatory signature and worse clinical outcomes, according to a longitudinal study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - November 22, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Sentinel Node Biopsy for High-Risk Squamous Cell Carcinoma Sentinel Node Biopsy for High-Risk Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - November 22, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Reimbursement Cuts on Lab Tests Pressure US Lab Firm Shares Reimbursement Cuts on Lab Tests Pressure US Lab Firm Shares
A federal agency on Friday rolled out deep cuts to reimbursement rates for some lab tests under Medicare, a move that could save the government as much as $3 billion over five years, but hurt margins of U.S. laboratory companies.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - November 21, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

Saliva Test May Detect Biomarker for Prolonged Concussion Saliva Test May Detect Biomarker for Prolonged Concussion
Fifteen microRNAs served as a biomarker for prolonged concussion symptoms.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - November 21, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Spironolactone Helpful in Acute Central Serous Chorioretinopathy Spironolactone Helpful in Acute Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
For patients with acute central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC), oral spironolactone is more effective than observation and absorbs subretinal fluid (SRF) faster, a randomized controlled trial from China suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - November 21, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

How Severe Dengue Infection Causes Vascular Leakage How Severe Dengue Infection Causes Vascular Leakage
Dengue virus causes vascular leak through its nonstructural protein 1 (NS1)-mediated disruption of endothelial glycocalyx components, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Reuters Finds 3,810 U.S. Areas With Lead Poisoning Double Flint ’ s Reuters Finds 3,810 U.S. Areas With Lead Poisoning Double Flint ’ s
Since last year, Reuters has obtained neighborhood-level blood lead testing results for 34 states and the District of Columbia. This data allows the public its first hyper-local look at communities where children tested positive for lead exposure in recent years.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Lead Poisoning Lurks in Scores of New York Areas Lead Poisoning Lurks in Scores of New York Areas
In public health circles, New York City is known for its long war on lead poisoning.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

CVS to Start Next-day Delivery Amid Potential Amazon Entry CVS to Start Next-day Delivery Amid Potential Amazon Entry
U.S. drugstore chain CVS Health Corp said on Monday it would start next-day delivery from its stores in 2018, a move some analysts said was in response to Amazon.com's potential entry into prescription drug sales.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - November 7, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

CVS, Aetna Aim to Finalize Deal as Early as December -Sources CVS, Aetna Aim to Finalize Deal as Early as December -Sources
U.S. pharmacy operator CVS Health Corp and health insurer Aetna Inc are working toward finalizing merger terms and announcing a deal for more than $70 billion as early as December, according to people familiar with the matter.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - November 6, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

U.S. Needs to Improve Oversight of Labs Handling Dangerous Pathogens - Report U.S. Needs to Improve Oversight of Labs Handling Dangerous Pathogens - Report
A year-long audit of the program overseeing U.S. labs that handle lethal pathogens such as Ebola and anthrax found overworked safety inspectors, an absence of independent review and weak biosafety protections that could expose lab workers and the public to harm, a government report will say on October 31.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - November 1, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

GSK Ready to Build Drug Testing in EU as Brexit Looms GSK Ready to Build Drug Testing in EU as Brexit Looms
Britain's biggest drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline is moving ahead with Brexit contingency planning"right now", including preparing a system to test drugs in the European Union if Britain crashes out of the bloc without a trade deal.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - October 27, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

Merkel Cell Carcinoma: Not Just Another Skin Cancer Merkel Cell Carcinoma: Not Just Another Skin Cancer
Merkel cell expert Paul Nghiem, MD, PhD, explains how this rare but deadly condition differs from other forms of skin cancer.Medscape Dermatology (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - October 27, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Dermatology Expert Interview Source Type: news

Body Donations: Frequently Asked Questions Body Donations: Frequently Asked Questions
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - October 25, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

Donated Cadavers Are Essential to Medicine, Doctors Say Donated Cadavers Are Essential to Medicine, Doctors Say
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - October 25, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

In the Market for Human Bodies, Almost Anyone Can Sell the Dead In the Market for Human Bodies, Almost Anyone Can Sell the Dead
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - October 25, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

Score Using 17 Genes Predicts Prostate Cancer Outcomes Score Using 17 Genes Predicts Prostate Cancer Outcomes
A biopsy-based Genomic Prostate Score predicts outcomes in men with clinically localized prostate cancer, according to a retrospective study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - October 25, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Tumor Size Matters in New TNM Staging of Pancreatic Cancer Tumor Size Matters in New TNM Staging of Pancreatic Cancer
The new eighth edition of the Union for International Cancer Control classification of TNM (tumor-node-metastasis) staging for pancreatic cancer includes more T and N stages that better predict overall survival.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - October 25, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Gut Bacteria Profile Remains Stable With Healthy Aging Gut Bacteria Profile Remains Stable With Healthy Aging
Maintaining a healthy gut microbiota could be a key ingredient to healthy aging, suggest Chinese study findings which show remarkable consistency in the gut environment after 30 years of age.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - October 25, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

FDA Warns Meridian of Violations for Lead-Testing Devices FDA Warns Meridian of Violations for Lead-Testing Devices
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Monday it issued a warning letter to Meridian Bioscience Inc's unit for several federal law violations after inspecting its facility that makes lead-testing devices.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - October 25, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

Computer-aided Detection Still Overused in Mammography Screening Computer-aided Detection Still Overused in Mammography Screening
Despite its limited accuracy, use of computer-aided detection continues unabated at U.S. digital screening mammography facilities, according to national survey findings.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - October 20, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Aqueous Humor May Serve as Surrogate Tumor Biopsy for Retinoblastoma Aqueous Humor May Serve as Surrogate Tumor Biopsy for Retinoblastoma
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - October 20, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Liquid Biopsy Likely to Have'Major Impact' in Breast Cancer Liquid Biopsy Likely to Have'Major Impact' in Breast Cancer
While liquid biopsies have not yet entered the breast cancer clinic, experts believe that a number of applications likely will emerge in the coming years.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - October 20, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Iron Absorption Better With Alternate-day Dosing Iron Absorption Better With Alternate-day Dosing
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - October 19, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

Having More CD8+ Tumor-infiltrating Lymphocytes May Boost Ovarian Cancer Survival Having More CD8+ Tumor-infiltrating Lymphocytes May Boost Ovarian Cancer Survival
In women with high-grade serous ovarian carcinomas, increasing levels of CD8+ tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) show a robust, dose-dependent survival benefit, according to a large observational study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - October 19, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Health Insurer Anthem Takes Pharmacy Business in House, Taps CVS to Help Health Insurer Anthem Takes Pharmacy Business in House, Taps CVS to Help
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - October 19, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

Handheld Microscopy May Improve Margin Mapping for Lentigo Maligna Handheld Microscopy May Improve Margin Mapping for Lentigo Maligna
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - October 18, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Night: Perfect Cover for AIDS Testing in Zimbabwe Night: Perfect Cover for AIDS Testing in Zimbabwe
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - October 17, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Mothers ’ Exposure to Air Pollution Tied to Cellular Changes in Kids Mothers ’ Exposure to Air Pollution Tied to Cellular Changes in Kids
Women who breathe polluted air during pregnancy have babies with greater signs of “ aging ” in their cells when they ’ re born compared to babies whose mothers breathed cleaner air, a new study finds.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - October 17, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

' Alarming' Increase in Stroke Risk Factors'Alarming' Increase in Stroke Risk Factors
Despite many prevention initiatives, the prevalence of hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia, drug abuse, and smoking actually appears to be increasing among new ischemic stroke patients in the United States, a new study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - October 17, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Liquid Biopsy Promising for Monitoring Post-cystectomy Bladder Cancer Liquid Biopsy Promising for Monitoring Post-cystectomy Bladder Cancer
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - October 17, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

Biomarkers of Ovarian Reserve Not Linked to Fertility Biomarkers of Ovarian Reserve Not Linked to Fertility
Biomarkers used to estimate ovarian reserve did not predict fertility among women aged 30 to 44 years without infertility who had tried to conceive for 3 months or less.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - October 10, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Some Adolescent Girls With T1D Have Negative Calcium Retention Some Adolescent Girls With T1D Have Negative Calcium Retention
Negative calcium retention is common among adolescent girls with type 1 diabetes (T1D), new findings show.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - October 6, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Support for Clinical Exome Sequencing in Critically Ill Newborns Support for Clinical Exome Sequencing in Critically Ill Newborns
A new study provides strong support for whole-exome sequencing of critically ill newborns suspected of having a genetic disorder, the researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - October 6, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

U.S. House Committee Launches Probe of Allergan Patent Deal U.S. House Committee Launches Probe of Allergan Patent Deal
A U.S. House of Representatives committee launched a probe into drugmaker Allergan Plc's deal to transfer some of its patents to a Native American tribe to shield them from review.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - October 5, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

China's Northern Cities Face Soot-free Winter With Gas Revolution China's Northern Cities Face Soot-free Winter With Gas Revolution
As freezing winds whip across northern China this winter, Yao Guanghui is happy he'll have one less chore to do: feeding the coal furnace that has long heated his small house on the outskirts of Beijing.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - October 4, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

Genetic Research Informs on Timing of Type 1 Diabetes Development Genetic Research Informs on Timing of Type 1 Diabetes Development
Two studies point to possible improvements in predicting which autoantibody-positive people might progress to type 1 diabetes and in distinguishing between types in adult-onset diabetes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - October 3, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Intravenously Infused Stem Cells Show Promise in Heart Failure Intravenously Infused Stem Cells Show Promise in Heart Failure
Umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells can be safely administered by intravenous infusion and significantly improve left-ventricular function and quality of life in patients with stable heart failure and reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF), according to results from the phase 1/2 RIMECARD trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - October 2, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Saving Carbs for Last May Help Ward Off Blood Sugar Spike for Diabetics Saving Carbs for Last May Help Ward Off Blood Sugar Spike for Diabetics
Saving the bread for last at mealtime could help people with diabetes keep their blood sugar under control, new research suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - September 29, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Gene Expression Data Reveal Heterogeneity of Lacrimal Inflammatory Disease Gene Expression Data Reveal Heterogeneity of Lacrimal Inflammatory Disease
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - September 29, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Brain Inflammation Tied to Depression, Suicidal Thoughts Brain Inflammation Tied to Depression, Suicidal Thoughts
This study used PET scans to corroborate these findings in living human beings.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - September 29, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Taking Biotin May Make Biotinylated Immunoassay Results Inaccurate Taking Biotin May Make Biotinylated Immunoassay Results Inaccurate
Taking biotin supplements may interfere with immunoassays that use biotinylation in their design, yielding inaccurate test results, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - September 27, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news