Study Finds Little Benefit From Most Nutritional Supplements Study Finds Little Benefit From Most Nutritional Supplements
Why do people continue to take dietary supplements when study after study finds little benefit?Medscape Urology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology Commentary Source Type: news

A Halifax woman's battle with a rare, incurable liver condition
What began as an annoying itch for Sarka Kralicek turned out to be an incurable liver disease. Now, she hopes to help others recognize the signs of PBC before it's too late. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

The Quality of Antibiotic Prescribing for Patients With CKD The Quality of Antibiotic Prescribing for Patients With CKD
Are CKD patients being prescribed safe and appropriate doses of antibiotics in primary care?Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes back pain on the lower right side?
Lower back pain is a common complaint. When back pain occurs on the lower right side, causes can include sprains and strains, kidney stones, infections, and conditions that affect the intestines or reproductive organs. Learn more about what causes back pain on the lower right side and when to see a doctor here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Back Pain Source Type: news

Studying the function of liver cancer genes in mini-organs
(Hubrecht Institute) Researchers from the Hubrecht Institute developed a human model in which they use organoids, or mini organs, to study the function of specific genes that are mutated in liver cancer. Using this method, they have found that mutations in BAP1, a gene commonly mutated in liver cancer, changes the behavior of the cells, which may make them more likely to be invasive. Their results were published in Cell Stem Cell. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 23, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Study: Protocol reduced opioid prescriptions by 92 percent in cancer patients
Only 8 percent of urological cancer patients who undergo robotic surgery go home with opioid prescriptions after use of a new recovery protocol, as compared to 100 percent of patients who get the drugs normally. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart Attack Treatment Could Cut'Bad' Cholesterol by Half Within Hours
WEDNESDAY, May 22, 2019 -- Imagine a procedure that filters " bad " LDL cholesterol from your bloodstream in a matter of hours. The procedure, called LDL apheresis, works somewhat like kidney dialysis. Small amounts of blood are gradually removed from... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Manage obesity complications with this South American plant
(Natural News) Obesity isn’t just about the number on the weighing scale. In fact, this condition leads to various health complications, causing inflammation that contributes to the development of insulin resistance, glucose intolerance, and liver damage. Scientists have explored many natural cures for obesity and its complications. One of these is a South American plant called Rudgea viburnoides.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Protect your liver from heavy metals and oxidative stress with heart-leaved moonseed
(Natural News) Exposure to heavy metals like cadmium is harmful to your health, and one of the most commonly affected organs is the liver. To protect your liver from these toxic heavy metals, researchers at the National Health Research Institutes in Taiwan and Bharathiar University in India suggest taking heart-leaved moonseed (Tinospora cordifolia) extract. They reached this conclusion... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adverse Liver Outcomes Up With Diagnosis of NAFLD/NASH
Baseline diagnosis of diabetes independent predictor of advanced liver disease diagnosis (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 22, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news

Medtronic ’s Redemption Arc for RDN Continues at EuroPCR
Redemption of Medtronic’s renal denervation program to treat hypertension is seemingly on the horizon. The Dublin-based company reported results from an investigator-led study and a registry that demonstrate long-term results of RDN’s impact on uncontrolled hypertension. These results were presented during a Late-Breaking Clinical Trial session at EuroPCR in Paris. In the investigator -led study data indicated RDN with the Medtronic Symplicity system was associated with reduced occurrence of subclinical Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) in a small subset of high-risk patients with hypertensive ...
Source: MDDI - May 22, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Cardiovascular Business Source Type: news

Pennsylvania declares a statewide hepatitis A outbreak as US sees 300% increase across the nation
Since January 2018, there have been 171 cases of hepatitis A reported in 36 counties in Pennsylvania. This year alone, there have been more than 60 cases confirmed of the liver disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Obesity Care Algorithm Addresses CVD, Diabetes, and Cancer New Obesity Care Algorithm Addresses CVD, Diabetes, and Cancer
New in this year's Obesity Medicine Association update, the document also explores how obesity causes cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, fatty liver, and cancer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - May 22, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

U.S. FDA Grants Priority Review of INVOKANA ® (canagliflozin) sNDA for the Treatment of Chronic Kidney Disease in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes
(Source: Johnson and Johnson)
Source: Johnson and Johnson - May 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cerebral Hyperperfusion After Carotid Stenting: Who Is at Risk? Cerebral Hyperperfusion After Carotid Stenting: Who Is at Risk?
A new prospective study of this rare but severe complication finds female sex, older age, and history of kidney disease ups the risk.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 22, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Weight Loss Tied to Adverse Outcomes in Deceased Donor Kidney Transplant
WEDNESDAY, May 22, 2019 -- Substantial weight loss before deceased donor kidney transplantation (DDKT) is associated with worse outcomes among DDKT recipients, according to a study published online May 21 in the American Journal of Kidney... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Adverse Liver Outcomes Up With Diagnosis of NAFLD/NASH
WEDNESDAY, May 22, 2019 -- The risks for cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) are increased for patients with a recorded diagnosis of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)/nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Lupus characteristics and progression differ among racial/ethnic groups
(Wiley) In the first epidemiologic study comparing lupus among four major racial/ethnic groups, researchers found that, following a lupus diagnosis, blacks, Asians/Pacific Islanders, and Hispanics are at increased risk of developing problems related to the kidneys, the neurological system, and the blood. The findings are published in Arthritis Care& Research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pain management protocol sends 92 percent of cancer surgery patients home without opioids
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) A specialized pain management program for patients who underwent robotic surgery for urologic cancers resulted in just eight percent going home with narcotics after discharge, compared to 100 percent who would have received them without this enhanced recovery protocol. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pain management protocol sends 92% of cancer surgery patients home without opioids
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) A specialized pain management program for patients who underwent robotic surgery for urologic cancers resulted in just 8% going home with narcotics after discharge, compared to 100% who would have received them without this enhanced recovery protocol. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 22, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Merck acquires Peloton Therapeutics for $1 billion
The acquisition of Peloton, which was seeking to go public last week, brings its lead kidney cancer drug candidate to Merck, strengthening its renal cell carcinoma presence (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - May 21, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Clinical Drug Diversion Costly to Health Care Organizations
Report finds 47.2 million doses lost due to health care worker misuse and theft in 2018 (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 21, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Cirrhosis and liver cancer risk higher in people with type 2 diabetes
A large European study now suggests that many diagnoses of cirrhosis and liver cancer come too late, and that diabetes might be an independent risk factor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Liver Disease / Hepatitis Source Type: news

Exposure to common environmental chemicals may increase obesity risk
Data, presented at the European Congress of Endocrinology in Lyon, suggests that phthalate exposure may correlate with increased markers of liver damage and obesity risk.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 21, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

World's first wearable kidney goal of USask-led research team
(University of Saskatchewan) An artificial portable kidney that patients who have suffered renal failure could wear is to be created by a research team at the University of Saskatchewan with federal funding. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mom donates kidney to firefighter who came to the rescue when her 1-year-old daughter had a seizure 
Becca Bundy's daughter had a seizure at home in Bearsville, Minnesota in 2016. Bill Cox responded to their 911 call. His care moved Becca. When she heard he needed a kidney she didn't think twice. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nationwide liver transplant policy caught up in court case
An attorney says a nonprofit that manages the U.S. organ transplant system is rolling back a new nationwide policy over how to allocate scarce livers available for transplants as the issue is tied up in a lawsuit (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

A Minnesota woman donated her kidney to a firefighter who rushed to help her daughter after a seizure
When Becca Bundy's young daughter was having a seizure at home, volunteer firefighter Bill Cox was the first person to help. Two years later, the Minnesota woman was able to offer a lifesaving thank you, by giving him one of her kidneys. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer Screening Less Likely Among Current Smokers
Findings based on guideline - based screening for breast, prostate, colorectal cancer (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 20, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Era-edta 2019 era-edta 2019
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ERA-EDTA 2019Medscape Nephrology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

Diabetes sufferers warned of ‘secret’ liver disease threat
DIABETES sufferers are at high risk of developing deadly liver disease, a study reveals today. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AF: Highly Prevalent Yet Undertreated in Patients With NASH AF: Highly Prevalent Yet Undertreated in Patients With NASH
This study found that the prevalence of atrial fibrillation in patients with NASH is twice that of the general population. Are these patients receiving appropriate anticoagulation therapy?Liver International (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - May 20, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Study identifies enzymes that prevent diabetic kidney disease
(Joslin Diabetes Center) A new study from Joslin Diabetes Center has proven that certain biological protective factors play a large role in preventing diabetic kidney disease in certain people. The study was published today in Diabetes Care. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Millions of Europeans at risk of chronic digestive diseases, new report reveals
(Spink Health) 'Nutrition and Chronic Digestive Diseases', launched today by United European Gastroenterology (UEG) and supported by 11 medical associations, patient organizations and NGOs, canvasses the opinion of a number of leading experts in the fields of nutrition, digestive cancers, liver diseases, functional gastrointestinal disorders and pediatrics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 20, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

UK's spiralling obesity crisis could lead to liver disease boom
The review of nearly 19million people in the UK said those with diabetes should be monitored closely because of their raised risk of life-threatening liver disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

7 Natural apple cider vinegar remedies for kidney stones
(Natural News) Your kidneys filter out waste from your bloodstream, but you can develop kidney stones when certain chemicals become concentrated enough in your urine to form crystals. If you’re looking for natural cures for painful kidney stones, there are some apple cider vinegar-based remedies that you can try. What are kidney stones? Kidney stones... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Walking and strength training may decrease the risk of dying from liver disease
(Digestive Disease Week) Physical activity, including walking and muscle-strengthening activities, were associated with significantly reduced risk of cirrhosis-related death, according to research presented at Digestive Disease Week ® (DDW) 2019. Chronic liver disease is increasing, partly due to the obesity epidemic, and currently there are no guidelines for the optimal type of exercise for the prevention of cirrhosis-related mortality. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Diabetes patients at higher risk of deadly liver disease, finds study of 18 million people
(Queen Mary University of London) Many patients with potentially deadly liver cirrhosis and liver cancer are being diagnosed at late advanced stages of disease, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London and the University of Glasgow. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Scientists find possible causes for chronic kidney disease 'epidemic'
New research suggests that climate change and environmental toxins may explain the increasing prevalence of chronic kidney disease. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

Daily Aspirin May Lower Risk for Fatty Liver Progression Daily Aspirin May Lower Risk for Fatty Liver Progression
Daily aspirin may reduce the risk for progression to fibrosis and NASH in fatty liver disease, observational data suggest; more research is needed before recommending daily aspirin in NAFLD.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - May 18, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Private Insurers Pay 241 Percent of What Medicare Would Pay
RAND researchers recommend private insurers move toward fixed - price arrangements (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 18, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Quitting Smoking Lowers Risk for Bladder Cancer Postmenopause
Significant drop seen in first 10 years of cessation, continues to decrease as cessation time increases (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 17, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about the GGT test
The GGT test is a simple blood test that helps doctors diagnose liver or bile duct damage. Learn more about the GGT test, normal and abnormal ranges, and the procedure, here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Liver Disease / Hepatitis Source Type: news

Bone, Reproductive and Urologic Drugs Advisory Committee (BRUDAC) Roster
Advisory Committees (Drugs) (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - May 17, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Shear-wave elastography useful for assessing rectal tumor depth
Shear-wave elastography (SWE) is a useful way to evaluate the depth of invasion...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Shear-wave elastography helps diagnose Graves' disease SWE helps clinicians evaluate Achilles tendon health 2D shear-wave elastography diagnoses cirrhosis Ultrasound options abound for diagnosing liver disease Elastography works for diagnosing soft-tissue lesions (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 17, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about a low-protein diet
People with kidney-related illnesses may benefit from a low-protein diet. Key changes can help people create a varied, healthful, low-protein diet plan that works for them. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

Liver transplant rules spark open conflict among transplant centers
Patients, doctors in less populated parts of the country seek contempt order against HHS and the nonprofit that runs the transplant system. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lenny Bernstein Source Type: news

Young adults ’ rate of bowel cancer is rising in Europe
Colorectal cancer screening guidelines might need to include 45-50 year olds if trend continues Related items fromOnMedica FOB associated with rise in all-cause mortality Invest in workforce to roll out bowel cancer screening, urges former health secretary Cancer strategies failed to improve one-year survival Overweight teens more likely to have severe liver disease later Faecal blood testing best to spot cancer and cost-effective (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 17, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre develops new clinic to boost kidney transplants
The new ambulatory care clinic is expected to boost the number of kidney transplants performed to 70 surgeries a year from 50.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

Door-to-Door Hypertension Care in Dakar Brings a Pervasive Public Health Problem to Light
By Margarite Nathe, Principal Editor/Writer, IntraHealth InternationalMay 16, 2019Many health workers in Senegal didn ’t know what hypertension was or how to treat it—until now.Fatima* felt terrible. She was having headaches and dizziness, and she was so tired.This went on for months. When she went to the local health facility in Podor —her tiny hometown in northern Senegal—they found that her blood pressure was high.“Stop eating so much,” the health worker told Fatima. “And don’t eat late in the day.”Fatima followed this erroneous advice. She ate all her usual foods,...
Source: IntraHealth International - May 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Better Hearts Better Cities - Dakar Noncommunicable Diseases Community Engagement Health Workforce & Systems Primary Health Care Community Health Workers Senegal Source Type: news