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Presymptomatic Infants Do Best with Nusinersen
(MedPage Today) -- Best results may be with dosing before 6 weeks of age (Source: MedPage Today Meeting Coverage)
Source: MedPage Today Meeting Coverage - April 28, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

New Hints that Vitamin D Helps MS Patients
(MedPage Today) -- Two randomized trials miss endpoints but still strongly suggest benefit (Source: MedPage Today Meeting Coverage)
Source: MedPage Today Meeting Coverage - April 28, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Seizure Control Eases Life for Young Adults With Epilepsy
FRIDAY, April 28, 2017 -- Young adults with uncomplicated epilepsy who remain seizure-free do as well as siblings without the disorder in education, employment, driving and independent living, a new study says. The 15-year study included 361 people... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 28, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Happy Mom Means Less Colicky Baby
FRIDAY, April 28, 2017 -- All babies fuss at times, but crying jags appear less likely when a new mother has strong social support or a loving, helpful partner, researchers report. In a new study of 3,000 mothers, relationship happiness, a solid... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 28, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

U.S. Moves to Avert Shortage of Yellow Fever Vaccine
FRIDAY, April 28, 2017 -- As a new outbreak of mosquito-borne yellow fever continues to grow in Brazil, U.S. health officials say they ' re taking steps to avert any shortage of vaccine travelers might need. On Friday, the U.S. Centers for Disease... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 28, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Taking the Stairs a Better Pick-Me-Up Than Coffee
FRIDAY, April 28, 2017 -- You ' ll feel more energized if you do some easy stair walking rather than drinking caffeine, a new study recommends. The study included college women who said they were chronically sleep deprived, meaning they got less than... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 28, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

House Delays Vote on Obamacare Overhaul
FRIDAY, April 28, 2017 -- The Republican pledge to repeal and replace President Barack Obama ' s Affordable Care Act remains on hold. The GOP had hoped to replace the health reform law with its own version, but those efforts broke down Thursday... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 28, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Most Seniors Use Cellphones While Behind the Wheel
FRIDAY, April 28, 2017 -- When you think of cellphones and driving, you probably picture a chatty teen behind the wheel. But new research suggests that seniors are often guilty of this dangerous practice, too. And that ' s true even if they have... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 28, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Seniors Often Have Trouble Managing Money, Medicines
FRIDAY, April 28, 2017 -- Have you ever wondered when it might be time to step in and help your aging parents manage their finances? Or, their ever-growing list of prescription medications? Researchers from the Netherlands did, and found that the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 28, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Rydapt Approved for Adults With Acute Myeloid Leukemia
FRIDAY, April 28, 2017 -- Rydapt (midostaurin) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, in combination with chemotherapy, to treat adults with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) who have a specific genetic mutation dubbed FLT3. AML, a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 28, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Health Highlights: April 28, 2017
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Delay Likely for U.S. Calorie Count Law After years of delays, U.S. rules requiring calorie labeling on all restaurant and take-out foods were... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 28, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Brineura Approved for Rare Genetic Illness Affecting Kids
FRIDAY, April 28, 2017 -- Brineura (cerliponase alfa) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat a specific form of Batten Disease, a rare set of genetic disorders that typically begin in childhood between ages 2 and 4, the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 28, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Did Syphilis Cause Painter Goya ' s Hearing Loss?
FRIDAY, April 28, 2017 -- Spanish artist Francisco Goya ' s hearing loss may have been caused by the sexually transmitted infection syphilis or a rare autoimmune disorder, a researcher suggests. " This required real detective work, " hearing expert... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 28, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Guys, Take the Health Check Up a Notch
FRIDAY, April 28, 2017 -- Though preventive wellness visits are the cornerstone of good health, a third of American men don ' t even have a primary care doctor. You need checkups, even if you feel healthy, because conditions like high blood pressure... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 28, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Who You Are May Affect Your Diet More Than Where You Shop
FRIDAY, April 28, 2017 -- A new study challenges the view that building supermarkets in so-called " food deserts " will help more Americans eat healthier. Food deserts are places -- often in poor, urban neighborhoods or rural areas -- without easy... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 28, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Kids ' Sun Safety Means ' Slip, Slap, Slop '
FRIDAY, April 28, 2017 -- Children spend a lot of time outside in the summer, so parents need to stay on top of their sun protection, a skin cancer expert advises. Much of a person ' s risk for melanoma -- the deadliest form of skin cancer -- comes... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 28, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Health Tip: How to Get Enough Vitamin D
-- Sunlight provides much-needed vitamin D, but you have to protect yourself from sun damage and skin cancer. There are other ways to get vitamin D, the Skin Cancer Foundation says, suggesting: A diet rich in fatty fish, such as salmon, mackerel... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 28, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Health Tip: Turn Off Those Screens
-- Kids who are perched in front of the TV or computer for long periods are spending considerably less time exercising and being active. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers these suggestions to combat the problem: Don ' t allow kids under... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 28, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Migraine Tied to Hypertension Risk in Women
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - April 28, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Eteplirsen Boosts Dystrophin, Function in DMD
(MedPage Today) -- Details from 12 patients in Study 201/202 reported at AAN (Source: MedPage Today Meeting Coverage)
Source: MedPage Today Meeting Coverage - April 28, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Type 2 Diabetes May Be Bad for Brain Health
THURSDAY, April 27, 2017 -- Previous research has linked type 2 diabetes and memory loss. Now, new research may be closing in on some of the reasons why. The study found that people with type 2 diabetes -- particularly those who are overweight or... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 27, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Secukinumab for AS Demonstrates Durable Benefit (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- IL17A inhibitor provides sustained improvement in disease activity and quality of life (Source: MedPage Today Meeting Coverage)
Source: MedPage Today Meeting Coverage - April 27, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Money Pressures Mount When a Spouse Gets Cancer
THURSDAY, April 27, 2017 -- Family income can take a big hit when a wife or husband cares for a spouse with cancer, researchers report. Based on data from working-age couples in Canada, average household income declined between 5 percent and 9... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 27, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

BSR: Smoking Tied to Worse AxSpA (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Even cutting number of daily cigarettes may not help disease outcomes (Source: MedPage Today Meeting Coverage)
Source: MedPage Today Meeting Coverage - April 27, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Opioid Use by Iraq, Afghanistan War Vets Mirrors Rest of U.S.: Study
THURSDAY, April 27, 2017 -- U.S. veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars use opioid painkillers at rates similar to that of the general population, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed pharmacy claims data from the U.S. Veterans Health... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 27, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Repeat Teen Births Still a Problem in United States: CDC
THURSDAY, April 27, 2017 -- After having one baby and tending to the infant ' s dirty diapers and middle-of-the night wails, you ' d think that most teens would want to wait awhile before having a second baby. But, a new U.S. government report finds... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 27, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Drugs Now Involved in More Fatal U.S. Crashes Than Alcohol Alone
THURSDAY, April 27, 2017 -- In vehicle crashes that claim American lives, illicit drugs are now more likely to have played a role than the use of alcohol on its own, a new report says. The trend comes as more states legalize marijuana and the nation... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 27, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Stivarga Approved for Liver Cancer
THURSDAY, April 27, 2017 -- U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of the anti-cancer drug Stivarga (regorafenib) has been expanded to include liver cancer, the agency said Thursday in a news release. Stivarga, among a class of drugs called... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 27, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

' Brain Age ' May Help Predict When You ' ll Die
THURSDAY, April 27, 2017 -- When the brain ages faster than normal, people are at heightened risk for brain disease and impairment, as well as early death, a new British study suggests. The study authors said the finding may introduce a way to use... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 27, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Docs May Miss Major Cause of Vision Loss in Seniors
THURSDAY, April 27, 2017 -- It ' s the leading cause of permanent vision loss for Americans, but a condition called age-related macular degeneration (AMD) may be going undiagnosed too often, new research suggests. The new study involved 644 people... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 27, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

No Excuses: Exercise Can Overcome the ' Obesity Gene '
THURSDAY, April 27, 2017 -- Even if obesity is " in your genes, " regular exercise can help keep extra pounds at bay, a new study suggests. Researchers found that when people carried a particular gene variant that raises obesity risk, regular... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 27, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Could Smoking in Pregnancy Affect a Grandkid ' s Autism Risk?
THURSDAY, April 27, 2017 -- When a woman chooses to stop smoking during her pregnancy, the potential effects to her baby are probably on her mind. But a new British study hints that smoking in pregnancy could even affect the health of a woman ' s... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 27, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Could Germs in the Gut Give Rise to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
THURSDAY, April 27, 2017 -- Scientists have found differences in the gut bacteria of people with chronic fatigue syndrome versus their healthy peers. The finding is among the first to link abnormalities in the makeup of gut bacteria -- the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 27, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Science Uncovers a True Meeting of the Minds
THURSDAY, April 27, 2017 -- Students ' brainwaves sync up and show similar patterns when they pay attention in class, according to a new study. Researchers used portable devices to simultaneously record brain activity of a class of high school... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 27, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Health Highlights: April 27, 2017
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Single-Payer Health System Proposal Moves Forward in California A proposal to replace private insurance with government-funded health care for... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 27, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Is Your Child Using Drugs?
THURSDAY, April 27, 2017 -- Mood swings and sudden changes in behavior can be a normal part of growing up, often starting in the tween years. But they can also signal substance abuse. They ' re among the signs that parents should look for if they ' re... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 27, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

April 29 Is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
THURSDAY, April 27, 2017 -- You can safely dispose of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs on Saturday, April 29. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and local agencies are holding Take Back Day events across... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 27, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Crossroads for Obamacare
THURSDAY, April 27, 2017 -- Obamacare, also known as the Affordable Care Act, is still the law of the land. But its fate may be sealed by Congressional Republicans and the Trump administration in the coming days, weeks and months, health policy... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 27, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Health Tip: Better Sleep, a Better Life
-- Sleep quality affects the quality of your life, both physically and emotionally. The National Sleep Foundation says getting enough quality sleep helps you: Improve your ability to learn and focus. Feel happier and less cranky. Improve... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 27, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Health Tip: Coping With the ' Dawn Phenomenon '
-- The " dawn phenomenon " is a natural surge in hormones in the morning that affects everyone. For people with diabetes, a corresponding rise in blood glucose could be dangerous. The American Diabetes Association suggests: Eat your dinner earlier in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 27, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Mumps Cases Surge in US
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - April 27, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Are Kids ' Vaccines a Victim of Their Own Success?
WEDNESDAY, April 26, 2017 -- Vaccines prevent serious infections so effectively that many parents mistakenly believe the diseases are no longer a threat in the United States, a pediatrician warns. " Many children have died from diseases that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 26, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

SMA Gene Therapy Promising in Early Results
(MedPage Today) -- 12 children with spinal muscular atrophy hit motor milestones in phase I trial of AVXS-101 (Source: MedPage Today Meeting Coverage)
Source: MedPage Today Meeting Coverage - April 26, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

After Wisdom Tooth Removal, Watch Out for ' Dry Socket '
WEDNESDAY, April 26, 2017 -- When you have a wisdom tooth removed, the pain should quickly recede from memory. But some people develop a painful complication known as dry socket. Allowing the wound to heal undisturbed can help prevent dry socket,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 26, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Parkinson ' s Disease May Originate in Gut, Study Says
WEDNESDAY, April 26, 2017 -- New research suggests additional evidence that Parkinson ' s disease may originate in the gut. Though experts called the findings preliminary, Swedish scientists found that patients whose main trunk of the vagus nerve --... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 26, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Grieving Friends Often Find Support Online
WEDNESDAY, April 26, 2017 -- When one person in a circle of friends dies, the others get closer, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed online interactions among hundreds of thousands of people after the death of a friend. They found a sharp uptick... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 26, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Oktoberfest Study Links Boozing to Heart Woes
WEDNESDAY, April 26, 2017 -- Drinking heavily over a short period of time can significantly boost the risk of an abnormal heart rhythm, even in healthy people, new German research suggests. The finding stems from a study done at Munich ' s... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 26, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Energy Drinks May Give the Heart an Unhealthy Jolt
WEDNESDAY, April 26, 2017 -- The surge from energy drinks can cause unhealthy changes in your heart rhythm and blood pressure that don ' t occur with other caffeinated beverages, a small new trial suggests. The blend of caffeine, sugar and herbal... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 26, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Higher Illicit Pot Use in States That OK Medical Marijuana: Study
WEDNESDAY, April 26, 2017 -- An unintended byproduct of medical marijuana laws could be a sharper increase in illicit pot use, a new U.S. study reports. Illicit pot use increased significantly more in states that passed medical marijuana laws... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 26, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Study Says Blood-Chromosome Test Predicts Lung Cancer ' s Return
WEDNESDAY, April 26, 2017 -- Unstable chromosomes within lung cancer tumors increase the risk that the cancer will return after surgery, researchers report. The investigators said they used this new information to forecast the return of lung cancer... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 26, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news