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Climate Change in the Air at APHA 2017 Climate Change in the Air at APHA 2017
Researchers at the American Public Health Association (APHA) meeting will report on the effects of climate change on health outcomes and healthcare systems.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - October 31, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Trump Signs Executive Order to Allow Cheaper Health Plans Trump Signs Executive Order to Allow Cheaper Health Plans
The executive order would lift restrictions on association health plans, letting them sell less expensive, skimpier plans; short-term insurance plans, lasting for up to a year, could be sold.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - October 12, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Alert Source Type: news

Georgia Public Health Chief Brenda Fitzgerald, MD, to Head CDC Georgia Public Health Chief Brenda Fitzgerald, MD, to Head CDC
Widely respected in public health circles and politically connected, Dr Fitzgerald is perhaps best known for an initiative to encourage language development in babies.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - July 7, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Alert Source Type: news

Calls to Boycott US Meetings Over Travel Ban May Hurt, Not Help Calls to Boycott US Meetings Over Travel Ban May Hurt, Not Help
Stronger international ties, not boycotts of US meetings or journals are needed in the face of travel ban, argues editorial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - March 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

BMJ: Trump Administration Worrying for Science, Health Policy BMJ: Trump Administration Worrying for Science, Health Policy
The BMJ joins hundreds of scientific and medical organizations that have expressed concern about the Administration's potential effect on science and medicine.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - February 22, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Sugar Is Not the New Tobacco, Despite What Some Say Sugar Is Not the New Tobacco, Despite What Some Say
The problem behind obesity is excess calories, not just sugar, and excess calorie consumption is stimulated by excess sweetness, Dr Mike Lean says.Medscape Public Health (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - January 31, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Public Health & Prevention Commentary Source Type: news

Vaccine Critic Robert Kennedy Jr to Head Trump's Safety Panel Vaccine Critic Robert Kennedy Jr to Head Trump's Safety Panel
Kennedy has promoted the widely debunked notion that childhood vaccines cause autism, a view voiced by the president-elect. One infectious disease expert said Trump shouldn't turn to"conspiracy theorists."Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - January 11, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

FDA Clears Tenofovir Alafenamide (Vemlidy) for Chronic HBV FDA Clears Tenofovir Alafenamide (Vemlidy) for Chronic HBV
Once-daily Vemlidy has similar efficacy to tenofovir disoproxil (Viread) with fewer bone and renal side effects, the company says.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - November 11, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Don't Count on Technology to Save You in a Disaster - Researchers Don't Count on Technology to Save You in a Disaster - Researchers
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - August 26, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

Cardiologists Need to Pay Attention to Diabetes MedsCardiologists Need to Pay Attention to Diabetes Meds
Data from EMPA-REG and LEADER suggest that type 2 diabetes drugs can positively affect cardiovascular health. Cardiologists should pay attention, says Dr Michelle O'Donoghue. theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - July 12, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

In Yellow Fever War, WHO Readies Plan to Stretch Vaccine SupplyIn Yellow Fever War, WHO Readies Plan to Stretch Vaccine Supply
The worst yellow fever outbreak in decades, which has killed 325 people in Angola and spread as far as China, has prompted the World Health Organization (WHO) to draw up plans to eke out vaccine supplies by using one-fifth of the normal dose. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - June 10, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

The Waning Protection of the Pertussis VaccineThe Waning Protection of the Pertussis Vaccine
A large, longitudinal study demonstrates that Tdap effectiveness diminishes over time such that little protection remains after 2-3 years. Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - March 21, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

Transplanted Uterus Removed From Cleveland Clinic PatientTransplanted Uterus Removed From Cleveland Clinic Patient
The patient, who underwent the nation's first uterus transplant on February 24, experienced a "sudden complication." The Cleveland Clinic said its uterus transplant trial will continue. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - March 9, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Alert Source Type: news

Cutting Cancer Drug Costs: No Pain, No GainCutting Cancer Drug Costs: No Pain, No Gain
Public policy changes could help control the escalating cost of cancer drugs, but not without making tradeoffs in the process, say some experts. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - February 16, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

FDA OKs Zepatier (Elbasvir/Grazoprevir) for Hepatitis CFDA OKs Zepatier (Elbasvir/Grazoprevir) for Hepatitis C
Patients with HVC genotypes 1 gain another cure that does not require concomitant use of interferon. Zepatier can be prescribed with or without ribavirin. FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - January 29, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Gastroenterology News Alert Source Type: news

FDA OKs First Drug (Kanuma) for Rare Enzyme DiseaseFDA OKs First Drug (Kanuma) for Rare Enzyme Disease
Produced with the help of genetically engineered chickens, the drug treats adults and children with lysosomal acid lipase deficiency, a potentially life-threatening genetic disorder. FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - December 8, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Gastroenterology News Alert Source Type: news

FDA Warns Infections a Risk With Heater-Cooler DevicesFDA Warns Infections a Risk With Heater-Cooler Devices
Use of heater-cooler devices has been associated with nontuberculous mycobacterium infections, primarily in patients undergoing cardiothoracic surgeries, the FDA said. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - October 16, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: General Surgery News Alert Source Type: news

FDA Endorses Flow Restrictors on Kids' Liquid AcetaminophenFDA Endorses Flow Restrictors on Kids' Liquid Acetaminophen
In a "guidance to industry" document, the FDA encourages adoption of safety devices on pediatric liquid acetaminophen to reduce dosing errors that may lead to liver damage. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - August 13, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Adverse Health Effects Related to Synthetic Cannabinoid UseAdverse Health Effects Related to Synthetic Cannabinoid Use
Calls to poison control centers concerning synthetic cannabinoids, which are usually sprayed onto tobacco or herbal cigarettes, showed a significant increase in early 2015. How dangerous are they? Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - July 3, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

ADHD Drug May Boost Cognitive Function in MenopauseADHD Drug May Boost Cognitive Function in Menopause
A drug already approved to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder may improve cognitive decline in menopausal women. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - June 22, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

WHO Updates Vaccine-Derived Poliovirus DataWHO Updates Vaccine-Derived Poliovirus Data
The WHO's plan to eliminate serotype 2 from poliovirus vaccine and return to inactivated vaccine was still on track after updated surveillance statistics were considered. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - June 22, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Brain Stimulation Techniques Promising for Resistant OCDBrain Stimulation Techniques Promising for Resistant OCD
DBS is enjoying something of a comeback with new research on this and other modes of brain stimulation showing encouraging results in treatment-resistant obsessive- compulsive disorder. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - May 22, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

House Passes Abortion Ban at 20 Weeks House Passes Abortion Ban at 20 Weeks
The bill bans abortions at 20 weeks of gestation based on the premise that fetuses that young can experience pain — a premise that the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists calls untrue. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - May 14, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Alert Source Type: news

ADHD Medication Misuse Rampant in College StudentsADHD Medication Misuse Rampant in College Students
More than one sixth of college students misuse ADHD medications, believing the drugs will boost their academic performance. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - March 16, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

US Healthcare Worker With Ebola Arrives at NIH in BethesdaUS Healthcare Worker With Ebola Arrives at NIH in Bethesda
The individual, who had volunteered at a Sierra Leone facility for patients with Ebola, will be admitted to a special infectious-disease containment unit at the NIH Clinical Center. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - March 12, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

FDA Knew Devices Spread Fatal 'Superbug' But Does Not Order FixFDA Knew Devices Spread Fatal 'Superbug' But Does Not Order Fix
U.S. health regulators have known since at least 2009 that the medical devices at the center of the "superbug" outbreak at UCLA can transmit lethal infections but have not recommended any new safety requirements, a lapse that threatens patient safety, experts in hospital-acquired infections said. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - February 20, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Brain Scans May Predict Efficacy of Talk TherapyBrain Scans May Predict Efficacy of Talk Therapy
Specific brain connectivity patterns may determine whether psychotherapy will work in patients with major depression. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - February 18, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Young Children and e-Cigarette PoisoningYoung Children and e-Cigarette Poisoning
With the rise in use of e-cigarettes, poison control centers have been flooded with calls about accidental poisoning in young children. CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - October 20, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Public Health & Prevention Commentary Source Type: news

Second Texas Healthcare Worker Tests Positive for EbolaSecond Texas Healthcare Worker Tests Positive for Ebola
The patient, who had cared for Liberian national Thomas Eric Duncan, reported a fever yesterday and was isolated immediately. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - October 15, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Cigarette Smoking Caused 14 Million Serious Diseases in 2009Cigarette Smoking Caused 14 Million Serious Diseases in 2009
Researchers have estimated that cigarette smoking caused 14 million serious, but preventable, medical conditions in 2009 in the United States. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - October 14, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Measure Those Waistlines: They Are ExpandingMeasure Those Waistlines: They Are Expanding
Americans continue to grow around the middle, even as the prevalence of obesity may be leveling off, according to an analysis of a national database. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - September 18, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

The Importance of Retention in HIV CareThe Importance of Retention in HIV Care
Dr. Benjamin Young reviews 2 recently published articles that highlight the challenges and rewards of successful patient retention in HIV medical care. Medscape HIV/AIDS (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - September 11, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: HIV/AIDS Commentary Source Type: news

Probiotics: Help or Harm in Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhea?Probiotics: Help or Harm in Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhea?
'Good bacteria' are appealing, but should we rush to recommend them to prevent antibiotic-associated diarrhea? Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - September 10, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Gastroenterology Slide/Lecture Presentation Source Type: news

U.S. Widens Program to Dispose of Prescription DrugsU.S. Widens Program to Dispose of Prescription Drugs
Americans will be able to dispose of unused prescription drugs at more sites under a Drug Enforcement Administration rule announced aimed at curbing rising drug addiction and abuse. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - September 9, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

CDC Says It 'May Never Know' How Bird Flu Mishap OccurredCDC Says It 'May Never Know' How Bird Flu Mishap Occurred
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention "may never know" how a fairly harmless form of bird flu was cross-contaminated with a dangerous bird flu strain before it was sent to a laboratory outside of the CDC. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - July 24, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

One in Eight U.S. Children Experiences MaltreatmentOne in Eight U.S. Children Experiences Maltreatment
About one in eight American children and adolescents will experience maltreatment by adulthood, according to a new study. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - June 4, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Teenagers Whose Parents Smoke Are More Likely to Also Smoke Teenagers Whose Parents Smoke Are More Likely to Also Smoke
Physician emphasis on parental smoking cessation may translate into prevention of adolescent smoking. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - May 12, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Scale of Guinea's Ebola Epidemic UnprecedentedScale of Guinea's Ebola Epidemic Unprecedented
Guinea faces an Ebola epidemic on an unprecedented scale as it battles to contain confirmed cases now scattered across several locations that are far apart. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - April 1, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Reinfection: Does It Limit HCV Treatment as Prevention?Reinfection: Does It Limit HCV Treatment as Prevention?
What effect does reinfection with hepatitis C have on our ability to control the epidemic we are faced with? Medscape Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - April 1, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

Plant-Based Food Component May Reduce Diabetes RiskPlant-Based Food Component May Reduce Diabetes Risk
Urinary concentrations of lignan metabolites — chemicals synthesized in plant-based foods — were associated with a lower risk for type 2 diabetes in a new analysis of the Nurses' Health Study. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - February 24, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Just 10 Minutes! Getting Older Patients to ExerciseJust 10 Minutes! Getting Older Patients to Exercise
A new approach with your older patients -- 10 minutes, 3 times a day -- might overcome the usual objections to exercise. CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - February 24, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Well-Child Preventive Services Schedule UpdatedWell-Child Preventive Services Schedule Updated
The updated schedule features new guidance on screening for alcohol and drug use, depression, dyslipidemia, anemia, and HIV. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - February 24, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

FDA Investigates Hawaii Outbreak of Non-Viral HepatitisFDA Investigates Hawaii Outbreak of Non-Viral Hepatitis
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it is investigating a growing number of reports of non-viral hepatitis in Hawaii that have led to 11 hospitalizations and one death. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - October 9, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news