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USPSTF: Insufficient Evidence for Celiac Disease Screening USPSTF: Insufficient Evidence for Celiac Disease Screening
In a final recommendation, the US Preventive Services Task Force has determined that there is not enough evidence to recommend for or against screening asymptomatic individuals for celiac disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Oxybutynin Use ' Alarmingly High ' in Older Patients Oxybutynin Use ' Alarmingly High ' in Older Patients
Despite well-documented links between antimuscarinic agents and dementia in the elderly, inappropriate prescribing continues, and might be driven by restrictive formularies and a lack of awareness.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

Stacked Cell Sections Could Ease Custom Vascular Graft Production Stacked Cell Sections Could Ease Custom Vascular Graft Production
Engineering vascular grafts using ring-shaped layers of tissue stacked to form tubes potentially simplifies manufacture of custom replacement blood vessels, according to researchers at Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Less Sexual Dysfunction After Open Repair of Inguinal Hernia Without Tacking Mesh Less Sexual Dysfunction After Open Repair of Inguinal Hernia Without Tacking Mesh
Sexual dysfunction is less common after repair of inguinal hernia with the Onstep technique, which does not fix mesh to the surrounding tissue, than with the Lichtenstein technique, which does, researchers from Denmark report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Few U.S. Locations Require Automated External Defibrillators in Schools Few U.S. Locations Require Automated External Defibrillators in Schools
Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are used to restart hearts after cardiac arrest and restore normal heartbeats, but a new study found only about one-third of U.S. states require schools to have the life-saving devices.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Would Legalizing Medical Marijuana Help Curb the Opioid Epidemic? Would Legalizing Medical Marijuana Help Curb the Opioid Epidemic?
In states that legalized medical marijuana, U.S. hospitals failed to see a predicted influx of pot smokers, but in an unexpected twist, they treated far fewer opioid users, a new study shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Impaired Bone Structure Seen in Men With Hypogonadism and Diabetes Impaired Bone Structure Seen in Men With Hypogonadism and Diabetes
Men with hypogonadism and type 2 diabetes have poor bone geometry and suppressed bone turnover, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Mothers Often Take Daughters to First Tanning Salon Visit Mothers Often Take Daughters to First Tanning Salon Visit
Many girls who begin going to tanning salons before they turn 16 don ’ t bring along friends or go alone. Instead, they tan with their mothers, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

National Academies: How to Eliminate Hep B, C in US by 2030 National Academies: How to Eliminate Hep B, C in US by 2030
The National Academies report says most hepatitis B and C infections could be eliminated by 2030 with greater vaccination and treatment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Pediatric ADHD Accounts for 6 Million Physician Visits Annually Pediatric ADHD Accounts for 6 Million Physician Visits Annually
US children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) made more than 6 million visits to physicians ' offices in a single year. (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

States Consider Mandatory Treatment for Opioid Abusers States Consider Mandatory Treatment for Opioid Abusers
Several states are drafting legislation to force those who abuse opioids into treatment. Such proposals are a step in the right direction, but are poorly crafted, say addiction experts.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Burnout Singeing All Levels of Medicine Burnout Singeing All Levels of Medicine
Study finds 41% overall burnout rate across patient-centered medical home teams at the VA. Staffing levels, turnover, and patient panel size had the largest link with burnout, and those factors affected team members equally.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Pocket-Sized $200 Fundus Camera Reduces Pupil Dilation Pocket-Sized $200 Fundus Camera Reduces Pupil Dilation
A handheld nonmydriatic fundus camera can be assembled inexpensively with mostly off-the-shelf electrical components, researchers showed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Fewer Bleeds on Uninterrupted Dabigatran vs Warfarin in AF Ablation Fewer Bleeds on Uninterrupted Dabigatran vs Warfarin in AF Ablation
"Now we have high-quality data showing that if you perform this procedure on uninterrupted dabigatran, the risk of stroke is extremely low," said a researcher about the randomized RE-CIRCUIT trial.Heartwire from Medscape (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Top Heart Doctors Warn Proposed NIH Cuts Would Be Catastrophic Top Heart Doctors Warn Proposed NIH Cuts Would Be Catastrophic
Top heart doctors and researchers have a simple reaction to President Donald Trump ' s proposed 20% cut to the budget of the U.S. National Institutes of Health: fear that research that results in life-saving drugs will deal a crippling blow.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

EU Recommends Suspending Hundreds of Drugs Tested by Indian Firm EU Recommends Suspending Hundreds of Drugs Tested by Indian Firm
WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Heritage Foundation Alum Critical of Transgender Rights to Lead HHS Civil Rights Office Heritage Foundation Alum Critical of Transgender Rights to Lead HHS Civil Rights Office
Roger Severino, the new head of the Office for Civil Rights within Health and Human Services, has opposed transgender patients ’ rights, same-sex marriage and Planned Parenthood.ProPublica (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Suvorexant May Benefit Some Older Adults With Insomnia Suvorexant May Benefit Some Older Adults With Insomnia
Suvorexant may improve sleep onset and maintenance in individuals over age 65 with insomnia, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Higher Suicide Risk in Veterans Who Abuse Opioids Higher Suicide Risk in Veterans Who Abuse Opioids
While drug and alcohol problems are associated with a higher risk of suicide among veterans, the increased danger is particularly high with opioid abuse, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Testosterone Tie to Cardiovascular Disease Loosened Testosterone Tie to Cardiovascular Disease Loosened
A study of nearly 7000 patients is easing fears about testosterone replacement therapy increasing the risk for cardiovascular disease and thromboembolic events, but concerns about sleep apnea linger.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

No Plaque Reduction Seen With Mimetic HDL Agent in ACS No Plaque Reduction Seen With Mimetic HDL Agent in ACS
The study in patients with ACS did nothing to support the HDL hypothesis, although the bioengineered agent meant to promote reverse cholesterol transport had been promising in prior studies.Heartwire from Medscape (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Erections Restored With Fat Cells After Prostatectomy Erections Restored With Fat Cells After Prostatectomy
An injection of adipose-derived stem cells is safe for men with erectile dysfunction after radical prostatectomy, a first-in-human study suggests. However, not everyone is convinced of the benefit.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

A Married Couple Walk Into an Oncologist ' s Office... A Married Couple Walk Into an Oncologist ' s Office...
At a medical meeting, a pair of oncologists gave data-driven presentations on the epidemiology and treatment of HPV-related cancers. Then a question from the floor opened up a whole other can of worms …Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

CHMP Backs Pentosan Polysulfate for Bladder Pain Syndrome CHMP Backs Pentosan Polysulfate for Bladder Pain Syndrome
The orphan drug is for treatment of bladder pain syndrome characterized by glomerulations or Hunner ' s lesions in adults with moderate to severe pain, urgency and, frequency of micturition.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology News Alert Source Type: news

CHMP Backs Orphan Drug Refixia for Hemophilia B CHMP Backs Orphan Drug Refixia for Hemophilia B
Refixia (nonacog beta pegol) is a recombinant coagulation factor IX product for the treatment and prophylaxis of bleeding in patients aged 12 years and older with hemophilia B.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Alert Source Type: news

Self-harm Episode Dramatically Raises 1-Year Suicide Risk Self-harm Episode Dramatically Raises 1-Year Suicide Risk
An episode of self-harm dramatically increases the risk for suicide within 1 year, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

SBRT Viable Option for Elderly Patients With Lung Cancer SBRT Viable Option for Elderly Patients With Lung Cancer
In patients older than 80 years, stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) improved survival outcomes without serious toxicity. (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Spousal Suicide Ups Morbidity, Mortality in Surviving Partner Spousal Suicide Ups Morbidity, Mortality in Surviving Partner
People bereaved by spousal suicide have a significantly higher risk for physical and mental disorders and mortality compared to the general population and those bereaved by other types of spousal death.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Parking Lot Lung Cancer Screening Pays Dividends Parking Lot Lung Cancer Screening Pays Dividends
A pilot project of CT-based lung cancer screening, based in a supermarket parking lot, showed that rates of early lung cancer detection were raised fourfold.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Trump and GOP ' Pull ' House Bill to Replace ACA Trump and GOP ' Pull ' House Bill to Replace ACA
A vote on the bill was postponed for the second day in a row as President Trump and House Speaker Ryan could not win over enough Republican critics for passage.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Alert Source Type: news

Dinutuximab for Neuroblastoma and Other EU Decisions Dinutuximab for Neuroblastoma and Other EU Decisions
The Europeans have recommended approval of dinutuximab beta for the treatment of high-risk neuroblastoma, as well as fluciclovine (18F) for use in PET imaging of prostate cancer.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Alert Source Type: news

High Troponin-T After Noncardiac Surgery May Predict Mortality High Troponin-T After Noncardiac Surgery May Predict Mortality
In VISION, 93% of the myocardial injury after noncardiac surgery would have"likely gone undetected" without troponin monitoring because of no symptoms of ischemia.Heartwire from Medscape (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Republicans Scramble for Health Bill Votes After Trump Ultimatum Republicans Scramble for Health Bill Votes After Trump Ultimatum
U.S. Republican lawmakers struggling to overcome differences over new healthcare legislation confronted a stark choice after President Donald Trump delivered an ultimatum: pass the bill on Friday or keep Obamacare in place.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Healthcare Reform Will Dominate Internal Medicine Meeting Healthcare Reform Will Dominate Internal Medicine Meeting
Changes to healthcare will be a hot topic at the American College of Physicians meeting, as internists grapple with the best way to deal with patients who might lose insurance.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

ACA Repeal Bill Creates New Penalty for Not Buying Insurance ACA Repeal Bill Creates New Penalty for Not Buying Insurance
The penalty would affect people buying insurance who had a lapse in coverage of more than 63 days over a year. A surcharge of 30 percent would be attached to their premiums for a year.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Serelaxin Again Bombs in Acute Heart Failure: RELAX-AHF-2 Serelaxin Again Bombs in Acute Heart Failure: RELAX-AHF-2
The negative news from RELAX-AH-2 is a disappointment for Novartis and follows a series of setbacks for serelaxin in acute heart failure.Heartwire from Medscape (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Mobile App Ok for Postoperative Follow-up Mobile App Ok for Postoperative Follow-up
Using a mobile app for follow-up care after breast reconstruction surgery was both convenient and well-liked by patients and did not compromise recovery relative to in-person care, a study has found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

GAO to Investigate FDA ' s Orphan Drug Program GAO to Investigate FDA ' s Orphan Drug Program
The Government Accountability Office said it will investigate potential abuses of the orphan drug program, which offers incentives to drugmakers to develop medicines for rare diseases.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Trump ' s Promise to Rein in Drug Prices Could Change Importation Laws Trump ' s Promise to Rein in Drug Prices Could Change Importation Laws
Sen. Bernie Sanders ’ bill to allow Americans to buy cheaper medicines from Canada would bypass a requirement that blocked past legislative efforts over two decades.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Childhood Emotional Abuse Tied to Adult Opioid Addiction Childhood Emotional Abuse Tied to Adult Opioid Addiction
Why do some people who are abused as children develop substance abuse problems in adulthood whereas others do not? A study suggests that emotional abuse, impulsivity, and PTSD may be missing links.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Do You Try to Effect Change in Your Specialty? Do You Try to Effect Change in Your Specialty?
A psychiatrist writes an open letter to medical students about the struggles of facing resistance to change in his ' backward ' specialty.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

COPD Guideline Addresses Care of Ambulatory Patients COPD Guideline Addresses Care of Ambulatory Patients
Unlike most existing COPD guidelines, which focus on hospitalized patients with severe exacerbations, the new document also addresses the needs of outpatients, the authors said.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

' Suggestion ' of Brain Changes on Statins by fMRI in STOMP ' Suggestion ' of Brain Changes on Statins by fMRI in STOMP
Despite few differences at cognitive testing for patients on atorvastatin vs placebo in the STOMP substudy,"small but significant" neuronal changes were seen on statins, their meaning unclear.Heartwire from Medscape (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Weekend Surgeries ' Not Riskier ' Weekend Surgeries ' Not Riskier '
Concerns that patients undergoing emergency surgery at weekends have a higher chance of dying are unfounded, says a new UK study.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Contraceptive Pill ' Protects Against Some Cancers ' Contraceptive Pill ' Protects Against Some Cancers '
Doctors say most women worldwide who take the contraceptive pill should be reassured by a new study which shows they are not putting themselves at a higher risk of cancer.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Pharmacist Guilty of Racketeering in Deadly U.S. Meningitis Outbreak Pharmacist Guilty of Racketeering in Deadly U.S. Meningitis Outbreak
The co-founder of a now-defunct Massachusetts compounding pharmacy was found guilty of racketeering and fraud but cleared of murder on Wednesday for his role in a 2012 meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people across the United States.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Uninformed Patients Have Worse Surgical Outcomes Uninformed Patients Have Worse Surgical Outcomes
Patients who are well-informed about their condition and treatment options have better outcomes, according to a study of shared decision-making.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

LEVO-CTS: No Levosimendan Protection at Low-EF Cardiac Surgery LEVO-CTS: No Levosimendan Protection at Low-EF Cardiac Surgery
Clinical outcomes did not improve, but the agent raised cardiac output, as might be expected; it was said to be"safe," and observers still held onto hope for a role in selected patients.Heartwire from Medscape (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Smartphone App Helps Diagnose Male Infertility Smartphone App Helps Diagnose Male Infertility
A smartphone app that measures sperm count and motility could help assess male fertility, aid vasectomy follow-up care.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

Proton Therapy Improves Outcomes in Recurrent Lung Cancer Proton Therapy Improves Outcomes in Recurrent Lung Cancer
Reirradiation with intensity-modulated proton therapy appears safe and improved outcomes in patients with recurrent lung cancer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news