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' Not a cure for MD ' What We Heard This Week
(MedPage Today) -- Quotable quotes from MedPage Today sources (Source: MedPage Today Urology)
Source: MedPage Today Urology - April 28, 2017 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Negative Urine Culture + Symptoms = UTI in Most Women
(MedPage Today) -- Can ' t count on culture findings to rule out infection (Source: MedPage Today Urology)
Source: MedPage Today Urology - April 28, 2017 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

People who donate a kidney to a stranger have unusual values and beliefs
'They see it as an obvious choice,' one researcher said.Related:A mysterious illness kills 11 young people in Liberia, where Ebola ragedU.S. yellow fever vaccine supply will be gone by this summer, but CDC has a planTrump nominee to head FDA clears key panel, moves to full Senate for vote (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What makes someone donate a kidney to a stranger?
'They see it as an obvious choice,' one researcher said.Related:A mysterious illness kills 11 young people in Liberia, where Ebola ragedU.S. yellow fever vaccine supply will be gone by this summer, but CDC has a planTrump nominee to head FDA clears key panel, moves to full Senate for vote (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nivolumab Improves Sorafenib-Treated Liver Cancer Nivolumab Improves Sorafenib-Treated Liver Cancer
Nivolumab immunotherapy could provide a durable response, and increase survival, for patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma who do not respond completely to sorafenib, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

WATCH: Baby boy finds 'perfect' liver match in godmother
Their emotional meeting after the transplant operation that saved Finn O'Sullivan's life. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle Source Type: news

California doctor used PHONE to diagnose his kidney stones
Dr Eric Topol, who works in La Jolla, California, was experiencing pain in his sides for several days. An ultrasound scanner connected to his phone revealed a swollen kidney, suggesting stones. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

World Kidney Cancer Remembrance Day: June 21st
We invite you to upload photos of your loved ones, including those who have survived renal cancers, family and friends, and those who whose memory we honor on June 21, 2017, in a worldwide celebration of life and remembrance.06/20/2017 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - April 28, 2017 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

A mysterious illness kills 11 young people in Liberia, where Ebola raged
World Health Organization officials said Friday that they are investigating a troubling report out of Liberia of a “cluster of unexplained illnesses and deaths” in an area several hours from Monrovia. Since April 24, at least 17 people have fallen ill with fever, vomiting, headache, diarrhea. Eleven have died and five are still hospitalized at the Francis Grant […]Related:People who donate a kidney to a stranger have unusual values and beliefsU.S. yellow fever vaccine supply will be gone by this summer, but CDC has a planTrump nominee to head FDA clears key panel, moves to full Senate for vote (Source: Washing...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kidney donors are motivated by their love for humans
Altruistic living donors hold the welfare of those they have never even met in the same regard than their family and friends, a study by researchers at Georgetown University, Washington, shows. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. yellow fever vaccine supply will be gone by this summer, but CDC has a plan
U.S. health officials on Friday warned of a new complication in the fight to contain mosquito-borne viruses spreading around the world: The country's supply of yellow fever vaccine is dwindling and will likely be completely gone by this summer — with no way to make more because of a manufacturing problem. The shortage comes at a troubling time. Multiple […]Related:People who donate a kidney to a stranger have unusual values and beliefsA mysterious illness kills 11 young people in Liberia, where Ebola ragedTrump nominee to head FDA clears key panel, moves to full Senate for vote (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Which Patients Will Progress to Kidney Failure After Surgery? Which Patients Will Progress to Kidney Failure After Surgery?
Dr Badani describes a novel surgical procedure for treating kidney cancer and provides insight on the recent advances in predicting which patients will progress to kidney failure after surgery.Medscape Nephrology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Expert Interview Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Standard test may miss urinary infection in symptomatic women
New research suggests that the majority of women with symptoms of urinary tract infection probably are infected, despite negative result on standard test. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

Stivarga Approved for Liver Cancer
Title: Stivarga Approved for Liver CancerCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/27/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/28/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - April 28, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Bayer Receives FDA Approval for Stivarga ® (regorafenib) for the Second-Line Systemic Treatment of Liver Cancer (for specialized target groups only)
Stivarga is the first and only systemic treatment to demonstrate significant improvement in overall survival in second-line hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients previously treated with Nexavar ® (sorafenib) / First new treatment for HCC in a decade / Pivotal Phase III RESORCE trial defines a new treatment plan in HCC which involves use of Stivarga directly after progression on Nexavar (Source: Bayer Company News)
Source: Bayer Company News - April 28, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Organ Trafficking ' Booming ' in Lebanon as Syrians Sell Kidneys Organ Trafficking ' Booming ' in Lebanon as Syrians Sell Kidneys
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - April 28, 2017 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

FDA Approves Regorafenib for Liver Cancer
The FDA has approved regorafenib (Stivarga) for the second-line treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) for patients who have previously received sorafenib. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - April 28, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Ian Ingram Tags: Gastrointestinal Cancer Liver, Gallbladder, and Biliary Tract Cancers News Source Type: news

First New Drug for Liver Cancer in a Decade: Regorafenib First New Drug for Liver Cancer in a Decade: Regorafenib
The FDA has approved an expanded indication for regorafenib to include hepatocellular carcinoma, making it the first drug to be approved for this cancer in a decade.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - April 28, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Alert Source Type: news

Kidney donation: Are there long-term risks?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - April 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Expands Approved Use of Stivarga (regorafenib) to Treat Hepatocellular Carcinoma
April 27, 2017 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today expanded the approved use of Stivarga (regorafinib) to include treatment of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC or liver cancer) who have been previously treated with the drug... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - April 27, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Study quantifies kidney failure risk in living kidney donors
Researchers have developed a risk calculator that estimates the risk of kidney failure after donation. Overall risk was low, but black race and male sex were associated with increased risks of developing kidney failure in living kidney donors. Older age was associated with greater kidney failure risk in nonblack donors, but not in in black donors. Higher BMI and a close biological relationship to the recipient were also associated with increased risks of kidney failure. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 27, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Sir David Attenborough Struggles With Memory Loss And Boomers Start To Worry
In between discussing how to save the planet, Sir David Attenborough recently mentioned something that tapped directly into the fears of the world’s older residents: He’s having trouble remembering names. In his case, plant names. Aging’s biggest bugaboo is memory loss, and the worry that someday we won’t recognize our loved ones strikes fear in the heart of even the most laid-back boomer.  So when the famed naturalist, who turns 91 in May, sat down with The Telegraph less than 24 hours after a trip to the Jura Mountains in Switzerland and noted that he hadn’t remembered th...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Black Men Should Be Screened Earlier for Prostate Cancer Black Men Should Be Screened Earlier for Prostate Cancer
Compared with white men, black men develop preclinical prostate cancer at an earlier age and face a higher risk of metastatic progression, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Urology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Urology Headlines - April 27, 2017 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

WATCH: Bride gets kidney transplant days before wedding
Anu Philip, 28, of Heartland, Texas, underwent surgery on March 19 and walked down the aisle on March 25. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Bayer ' s Stivarga Shows Slim Progress Against Liver Cancer
My enthusiasm for this new drug, Stivarga, is tempered by the low response rate and toxicity. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 27, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elaine Schattner, Contributor Tags: ETR:BAYN Source Type: news

FDA approves Bayer's Stivarga to treat most common liver cancer
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Thursday it has approved Bayer AG's drug Stivarga to treat liver cancer, the first such approval in nearly a decade. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Fecal Transplant Safe for Hepatic Encephalopathy Fecal Transplant Safe for Hepatic Encephalopathy
For the first time, a clinical trial has shown that fecal transplantation can ease the decline in brain function that can result from liver failure; and the effectiveness surprised researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 27, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Stivarga Approved for Liver Cancer
First approved treatment for this disease in yearsSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cancer Immunotherapy, Liver Cancer (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - April 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

It's Time To Admit That 'Diet' Food Is Bogus
There are no quick fixes to be found at the grocery store. While some nutrition plans can help you achieve your weight loss or health goals, they probably don’t include foods with the word “diet” or “low-fat” on the label. For the casual follower of nutrition trends, this may sound obvious. But data on consumer habits show we’re still eating this stuff, according to Zhaoping Li, the director of the Center of Human Nutrition at the University of California-Los Angeles. Just take one look at the grocery aisle and you’ll see beloved brands like Halo Top and Arctic Zero ice cream,...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mouse teeth providing new insights into tissue regeneration
Researchers hope to one day use stem cells  to heal burns, patch damaged heart tissue, even grow kidneys and other transplantable organs from scratch. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 27, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

MedlinePlus: Fatty Liver Disease
(Source: NLM General Announcements)
Source: NLM General Announcements - April 27, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: millern Source Type: news

FDA expands approved use of Stivarga to treat liver cancer
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today expanded the approved use of Stivarga (regorafinib) to include treatment of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC or liver cancer) who have been previously treated with the drug sorafenib. This is the first FDA-approved treatment for a liver cancer in almost a decade. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 27, 2017 Category: American Health 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

How The Oceans Became Choked With Plastic
Imagine an area 34 times the size of Manhattan. Now imagine it covered ankle-deep in plastic waste — piles of soda bottles and plastic bags, takeout containers by the mile, drinking straws as far as the eye can see. That’s a total of about 19 billion pounds of garbage. And according to one of the best estimates available, that’s how much plastic waste ends up in our oceans every year. “We’re being overwhelmed by our waste,” said Jenna Jambeck, an environmental engineer who led the 2015 study that determined this staggering number. According to Jambeck’s research, this figure is on...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 27, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

The Oceans Are Drowning In Plastic -- And No One's Paying Attention
Imagine an area 34 times the size of Manhattan. Now imagine it covered ankle-deep in plastic waste — piles of soda bottles and plastic bags, takeout containers by the mile, drinking straws as far as the eye can see. That’s a total of about 19 billion pounds of garbage. And according to one of the best estimates available, that’s how much plastic waste ends up in our oceans every year. “We’re being overwhelmed by our waste,” said Jenna Jambeck, an environmental engineer who led the 2015 study that determined this staggering number. According to Jambeck’s research, this figure is on...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 27, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Diagnosis: What Caused This College Student ’ s Stomach Pain and Vomiting?
No one could figure out the problem — until it was too late. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: LISA SANDERS, M.D. Tags: Liver Tests (Medical) Genetics and Heredity Source Type: news

Mouse teeth providing new insights into tissue regeneration
(University of California - San Francisco) Researchers hope to one day use stem cells   to heal burns, patch damaged heart tissue, even grow kidneys and other transplantable organs from scratch. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 27, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Liver T cells in obesity-associated diabetes
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - April 27, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Balasubramani, A. Tags: twis Source Type: news

CardioBrief: Serious Questions Raised About Validity Of International Trials
(MedPage Today) -- TOPCAT analysis is the ' smoking gun ' for trouble from ' offshoring ' trials (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - April 26, 2017 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

TECOS: Sitagliptin Safe in CKD Patients (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Sub-analysis in patients with chronic kidney disease and T2DM raised no safety concerns (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - April 26, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

New System Detects Cirrhosis in Fatty Liver Disease New System Detects Cirrhosis in Fatty Liver Disease
With up to 40% of patients in primary care in the US and Europe affected by fatty liver disease, identifying who will develop fibrosis or cirrhosis is a challenge, but a new strategy appears to help.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

FDA warns of 14 ‘fraudulent’ cancer cure companies
The companies are taking advantage of frightened cancer patients and their loved ones, said consumer safety officer Nicole Kornspan.04/26/2017 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - April 26, 2017 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Diffa, Niger: Hepatitis E Outbreak Highlights Need for Better Water and Sanitation Conditions Among Displaced People
Press releaseDiffa, Niger: Hepatitis E Outbreak Highlights Need for Better Water and Sanitation Conditions Among Displaced PeopleApril 26, 2017From December 2016 to April 23, 2017, 25 pregnant women died due to acute liver failure caused by hepatitis E in the main maternal and pediatrics health center in Diffa, Niger (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - April 26, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Brienne Prusak Source Type: news

Co-ingestion of willow bark tea and acetaminophen associated with fatal infantile fulminant liver failure - Dinakaran D, Bristow E, Armanious H, Garros D, Yap J, Noga M, Sergi C.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 26, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

EPIC Study: Little Evidence for Vasectomy-Prostate Ca Link (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Detection bias may explain small risk for low-intermediate grade disease (Source: MedPage Today Urology)
Source: MedPage Today Urology - April 26, 2017 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

p53 critical to recovering from acetaminophen overdose
A new study shows that after an acetaminophen overdose, the p53 protein plays a key role in preventing the progression of liver damage and signaling the liver to repair itself. The findings could lead to new treatments for people who overdose on this popular pain reliever and fever reducer. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 26, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

New progress toward finding best cells for liver therapy
In an important step toward using transplanted cells to treat liver failure, researchers demonstrate successful transplantation of fetal rat liver cells to an injured adult rat liver. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 26, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Obesity amplifies genetic risk of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
An international study has revealed a striking genetic-environmental interaction: Obesity significantly amplifies the effects of three gene variants that increase risk of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) by different metabolic pathways. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 26, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Urology of Virginia First US Practice to Acquire Novel ExactVu(TM) Micro-Ultrasound System for Prostate Imaging and Biopsy
New state-of-the-art micro-ultrasound system allows patients to benefit from the latest imaging technologies TORONTO and VIRGINIA BEACH, April 26, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) - Urology of Virginia (U of V), the largest full-service u... Devices, Urology Exact Imaging, ExactVu, micro-ultrasound, prostate biopsy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 26, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news