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EMA Panel Likes Breast and Kidney Cancer Drugs EMA Panel Likes Breast and Kidney Cancer Drugs
The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use recommended approval of ribociclib for advanced HER+/HER2- breast cancer and tivozanib for advanced renal cell carcinoma.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Alert Source Type: news

The Virtual Doctor Will See You Now
A law that eases restrictions in the way telemedicine is delivered in Arkansas goes into effect in August and will help Arkansas hospitals expand their range of virtual services. The law will allow patients to receive telemedicine services wherever they happen to be, rather than having to visit a health care facility.  Making the patient travel to a health care office was "a pretty onerous burden," said Adam Greathouse, a health policy expert at the ERISA Industry Committee of Washington, a national association that advocates for large employers on health policies. "That's like having to go to an intern...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - June 26, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

'Interlaced Fingers' Traces Roots Of Racial Disparity In Kidney Transplants
When Dr. Vanessa Grubbs fell in love with a man whose kidneys were failing, he'd been waiting for a transplant for years. Her book explores the ways racial inequity is embedded in the system.(Image credit: Courtesy of Vanessa Grubb) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michel Martin Source Type: news

Big Slick fundraiser gives young patients 'a sense of hope'
Regena Jacobs' young daughter gave Paul Rudd "the best hug of the day." Jacobs' daughter, a 13-year-old kidney transplant patient, has been traveling to Children's Mercy for treatment from Wichita since she was three-and-a-half weeks old. "The doctors and nurses have been phenomenal," Jacobs said. "My child wouldn't be alive if it wasn't for them." Rudd will join hometown celebrities David Koechner, Rob Riggle, Eric Stonestreet and Jason Sudeikis for this weekend's Big Slick fundraiser. In addition… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 23, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Big Slick fundraiser gives young patients 'a sense of hope'
Regena Jacobs' young daughter gave Paul Rudd "the best hug of the day." Jacobs' daughter, a 13-year-old kidney transplant patient, has been traveling to Children's Mercy for treatment from Wichita since she was three-and-a-half weeks old. "The doctors and nurses have been phenomenal," Jacobs said. "My child wouldn't be alive if it wasn't for them." Rudd will join hometown celebrities David Koechner, Rob Riggle, Eric Stonestreet and Jason Sudeikis for this weekend's Big Slick fundraiser. In addition… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 23, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Google ’ s DeepMind Health AI biz inks another deal with UK NHS Trust
Google‘s (NSDQ:GOOG) DeepMind Health AI division said this week it inked a deal with the UK’S Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust to implement its physician and nurse focused mobile alert application, Streams, over the next 5 years. The Streams application is designed to provide physicians with timely information about patients with acute kidney failure, including blood test data and other info required to make important care decisions. The mobile application aims to keep physicians and nurses attention focused on patients who need attention most immediately, the company said. The application will also pr...
Source: Mass Device - June 23, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Hospital Care Patient Monitoring Software / IT DeepMind Google Inc. Source Type: news

Transcript - 5/17/17 Gastroenterology-Urology Devices Committee https://go.usa.gov/xNfQw   #medicaldevice
Transcript - 5/17/17 Gastroenterology-Urology Devices Committee https://go.usa.gov/xNfQw  #medicaldevice (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - June 23, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: ( at FDADeviceInfo) Source Type: news

​Cambridge’s Aveo eyes turnaround as cancer drug nears E.U. nod
Aveo Oncology fell out of favor with investors in 2013 after the FDA rejected its kidney cancer drug, tivozanib. Then, last year, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission sued three of Aveo ’s former top executives— and reached a $4 million settlement with the Cambridge biotech — over allegations that it fraudulently concealed the FDA’s concerns about the drug from investors. After all that, on Friday, Aveo (Nasdaq: AVEO) got a dose of good news, announcing that an E.U. scient ific committee… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 23, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

​Cambridge’s Aveo eyes turnaround as cancer drug nears E.U. nod
Aveo Oncology fell out of favor with investors in 2013 after the FDA rejected its kidney cancer drug, tivozanib. Then, last year, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission sued three of Aveo ’s former top executives— and reached a $4 million settlement with the Cambridge biotech — over allegations that it fraudulently concealed the FDA’s concerns about the drug from investors. After all that, on Friday, Aveo (Nasdaq: AVEO) got a dose of good news, announcing that an E.U. scient ific committee… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 23, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

FDA grants de novo clearance for Merit Medical ’ s Embosphere
Merit Medical (NSDQ:MMSI) said yesterday that its Embosphere device won expanded de novo clearance from the  to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia. The federal safety watchdog’s clearance means Embosphere can be used in prostatic artery embolization  procedures to treat BPH. “Merit’s Embosphere is the first embolic agent to receive FDA 513(f)(2) classification for prostatic artery embolization, providing a non-surgical treatment option for millions of men who suffer from BPH,” chairman & CEO Fred Lampropoulos said in prepared remarks. The device is designed to occlude th...
Source: Mass Device - June 23, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Urology Merit Medical Systems Inc. Source Type: news

Time Between Surgeries Helps Predict Mesothelioma Survival
A new study from researchers at the City of Hope cancer center in Los Angeles and Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, reveals how the length of time between initial and follow-up cytoreduction surgery and HIPEC plays a role in patient survival. The study, published in June in the Journal of Surgical Oncology, shows peritoneal mesothelioma patients who repeat the procedure between one and two years after the initial surgery have the most favorable outcome, with a median overall survival of nearly four years. Peritoneal mesothelioma is an aggressive, asbestos-related cancer, and recu...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - June 23, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Tags: appendiceal cancer city of hope cancer center colon cancer cytoreduction surgery debulking surgery Dr. Konstantinos Votanopoulos gastrointestinal cancer heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy HIPEC Journal of Surgical Oncology moffitt can Source Type: news

EU regulators greenlight U.S. biotech Aveo's kidney cancer drug
(Reuters) - European regulators on Friday recommended the approval of Aveo Pharmaceuticals Inc's drug to treat kidney cancer, marking a big victory for the U.S. biotech that has faced a number of setbacks in bringing the drug to the market. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Clinical Trial Saves Baby ’s Lungs
Treatment TermsChildren's health CategoriesClinical trialsFamily health TagsPatient story Sub-Title Baby Collier Proves He ’s a Survivor Author Burgetta Wheeler Overview Collier Hart sat smiling in his crib repeatedly saying, “Wa wa.” Given a sippy cup of water, he threw back his head and drained it. He put his hands together, fingertips touching, and made the sign for “more.” None of this is unusual for a 2-year-old, but it is for Collier. He spent the first 15 months of his life at Duke Children’s Hospital af ter being born with severely underdeveloped lungs. Hero Imageco...
Source: dukehealth.org: Health Tips - June 23, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: klh85 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Bayer Receives Positive CHMP Opinion for regorafenib for the Second-Line Systemic Treatment of Liver Cancer (for specialized target groups only)
Positive opinion based on data from the Phase III RESORCE study, in which regorafenib demonstrated significant improvement in overall survival in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients previously treated with Nexavar ® (sorafenib) / Approval could provide first treatment advance in nearly a decade / Final decision from the European Commission anticipated within the next two months (Source: Bayer Company News)
Source: Bayer Company News - June 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

European regulators greenlight U.S. biotech's kidney cancer drug
(Reuters) - European regulators on Friday recommended approving Aveo Pharmaceuticals Inc's drug to treat kidney cancer, marking a victory for the U.S. biotech that has faced setbacks in bringing the drug to market. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Five home remedies for UTIs
In this article, learn about what you can do at home to help alleviate the symptoms of a urinary tract infection, as well as when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

Kidney cancer symptoms - five signs YOU could be suffering with the deadly disease
KIDNEY CANCER - also known as renal cancer - cases have increased by 40 per cent over the last ten years in the UK. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Kidney Unit Nears Completion
[The Herald] The country's first kidney transplant unit is nearing completion with the technical team making last installations, a senior official has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 23, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Periodontal Treatment and Health Status of Patients With T2DM Periodontal Treatment and Health Status of Patients With T2DM
Might non-surgical periodontal treatment reduce the risk of diabetic renal and liver disease in patients with type 2 diabetes?BMC Oral Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dental & Oral Health Journal Article Source Type: news

Targeted drug shows promise in rare advanced kidney cancer
(Dana-Farber Cancer Institute) Some patients with a form of advanced kidney cancer benefited from an experimental drug targeted to an abnormal genetic pathway causing cancerous growth, according to research led by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute scientists. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 23, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

1991 - 2014 Saw Minimal Change in Health Spending Per State
Recession and recovery, implementation of health reform impacted health care coverage (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 23, 2017 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

The Medical Emergency Of Otto Warmbier
All that the doctors who treated Cincinnati, Ohio resident Otto Warmbier knew is what they had seen or maybe read in the news. They knew he had just been released on June 13 from imprisonment in North Korea where he had been held by for more than 17 months. He had been sentenced in March 2016 to 15 years of hard labor for allegedly removing a propaganda poster from a wall at a Pyongyang hotel where he had been staying. The University of Virginia honors student had been visiting the authoritarian state during a five-day trip with a group called Young Pioneer Tours, which is a group out of China – an important note. Ot...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Relatives of people with fatty liver cirrhosis also at risk
(Reuters Health) - If a parent or sibling has cirrhosis due to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, a person's odds of having liver scarring are more than 12 times higher than for people without close relatives who have this condition, a small study finds. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

How to Protect Your Brain Against Alzheimer ’s
A few weeks ago, Big Pharma giant Merck canceled the clinical trial for its latest “promising” Alzheimer’s drug. Why? It was a total flop. The same thing happened four months ago with a drug that Eli Lilly was testing. The reality is that more than 99% of Alzheimer’s drugs fail in development. This proves that mainstream medicine has no clue what causes this brain-wasting condition. So what’s really going on? A big part of the problem is in the very air we breathe. And the closer you live to a major roadway or urban center, the worse it is&hel...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - June 22, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Brain Health Nutrition Alzheimer's cognitive decline pollution toxins Source Type: news

Measuring Fluid Overload and Mortality Risk in ESRD Patients Measuring Fluid Overload and Mortality Risk in ESRD Patients
Dr Bansal comments on a study examining the use of bioimpedance spectroscopy to assess the association between fluid overload and risk of mortality among hemodialysis patients, published in JASN.Medscape Nephrology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Kidney cancer symptoms - five signs YOU could be suffering with the killer disease
KIDNEY CANCER - also known as renal cancer - cases have increased by 40 per cent over the last ten years in the UK. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Popular prostate drug linked to serious side effects
(Boston University Medical Center) Treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) with the commonly prescribed Avodart (Dutsteride) may put men at an increased risk for diabetes, elevated cholesterol levels, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and worsening erectile dysfunction. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

HIV-positive women with cytomegalovirus likelier to pass virus that causes AIDS to infant
HIV-positive women with cytomegalovirus, or CMV, in their urine at the time of labor and delivery are more than five times likelier than HIV-positive women without CMV to transmit HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, to their infants, according to a UCLA-led study.The research also found that they are nearly 30 times likelier to transmit cytomegalovirus to their infants.Dr. Karin Nielsen, a professor of clinical pediatrics in the division of infectious diseases at theDavid Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, is the senior author of the study, which was published today in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases.“The findi...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 22, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

High-fat diet leads to same intestinal inflammation as a virus
FINDINGSA new study by scientists at UCLA found that when mice eat a high-fat diet, the cells in their small intestines respond the same way they do to a viral infection, turning up production of certain immune molecules and causing inflammation throughout the body. The scientists also found that feeding the mice tomatoes containing a protein similar to that in HDL, or “good cholesterol,” along with the generic cholesterol drug Ezetimibe, reversed the inflammation.The results could lead to new types of drugs, targeting the intestinal cells, to reduce people ’s risk of heart attacks and strokes, or to trea...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 21, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

PSA Testing Frequency High in Control Arm of Screening Trial
Over 15 years of follow - up, considerable proportion of men undergo prostate - specific antigen testing (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 21, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

HCC Drops Beyond Five Years of Entecavir/Tenofovir Tx for Hep B
Older age, lower platelets at baseline and year five, liver stiffness ≥ 12 kPa linked to HCC development (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 21, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Infections, Oncology, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

Air pollution tied to survival odds for liver cancer patients
(Reuters Health) - For people diagnosed with liver cancer, living in an area with heavy air pollution from industry, traffic or smoke is linked to lower odds of survival, a California study finds. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Heatwave to cause a surge in kidney stone treatment
Bhaskar Somani, a urologist, was behind Southampton University research on more than two million people across the world that identified a link between warm weather and the condition. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Over 70% of doctors recommend SHOCK therapy to boost sex
A survey revealed urologists would use it on patients despite lack of robust studies, as reported in the journal Sexual Medicine. Cricketer Sir Ian Botham has had the experimental therapy (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

2017 Eureka! Innovation award winner: Pursuit Vascular Inc.
Industry category: Health Care Technology Organization size: Small — revenue less than $50 million Eureka! idea: Pursuit Vascular’s ClearGuard protects patients from catheter-related bloodstream infections What the judges said:"It's all about reducing infection and saving lives." People with kidney disease are often predisposed to bloodstream infections, a risk related to long-term catheter use, as well as related conditions like diabetes. Weakened immune systems make the situation even more… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 21, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

2017 Eureka! Innovation award winner: Pursuit Vascular Inc.
Industry category: Health Care Technology Organization size: Small — revenue less than $50 million Eureka! idea: Pursuit Vascular’s ClearGuard protects patients from catheter-related bloodstream infections What the judges said:"It's all about reducing infection and saving lives." People with kidney disease are often predisposed to bloodstream infections, a risk related to long-term catheter use, as well as related conditions like diabetes. Weakened immune systems make the situation even more… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 21, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

Americans are taking too many vitamin D supplements
There has been a surge of Americans taking extremely high vitamin D doses, which can lead to kidney stones, cancer and fractures, according to an University of Minnesota in Minneapolis study. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Green mamba venom could treat kidney disease
A peptide in green mamba venom can reduce the severity of a genetic disorder called polycystic kidney disease (PKD), researchers from France, Belgium and Germany have found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Risk Tool IDs Candidates for Adjuvant RT in Prostate Cancer (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Combines tumor pathology, genomic data to reduce overtreatment (Source: MedPage Today Urology)
Source: MedPage Today Urology - June 20, 2017 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Cardiac Devices Come In Handy for the Coroner
(MedPage Today) -- Device memory can often supply time and cause of death, study shows (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - June 20, 2017 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Support for Financial Penalties Up With Emphasis on Patient Harms
Penalties supported by 41 % of physician recipients of clinical vignette describing harms to patient (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, ENT, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Surgery, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Many Americans taking too much vitamin D
(Reuters Health) - Nearly one in five U.S. adults are taking supplemental vitamin D, and a growing number are taking excessively high doses linked to an increased risk of fractures, falls, kidney stones and certain cancers, a new study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

A Risk Prediction Score for Acute Kidney Injury in the ICU A Risk Prediction Score for Acute Kidney Injury in the ICU
A new risk assessment tool may help identify which ICU patients may be at high risk of developing acute kidney injury.Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Journal of Hepatology cited over 30,000 times in 2016
(European Association for the Study of the Liver) The Journal of Hepatology achieved its highest impact factor score yet, making it the fifth most highly cited journal in the field of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Clear Sailing Likely for Victoza CV Indication
(MedPage Today) -- No major issues put forth for Tuesday FDA advisory committee (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - June 19, 2017 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Liver cancer deaths are skyrocketing as food becomes increasingly TOXIC due to pesticides and herbicides
(Natural News) A new report by the American Cancer Society has made the alarming revelation that rates of liver cancer deaths have doubled in this country since the mid-1980s. The report, which appears in the journal CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, offers several possible reasons for this startling increase, including higher rates of hepatitis C... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Novel Biomarkers Identified for Prostate Cancer in Non - Blacks
PCA3 and T2ERG add utility for predicting prostate cancer when combined with PCPT risk calculator (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 19, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Lenvatinib for Unresectable Liver Cancer Noninferior to Sorafenib
Lenvatinib demonstrated noninferiority to sorafenib with regard to overall survival in patients with previously untreated, unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - June 19, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Tags: Gastrointestinal Cancer Liver, Gallbladder, and Biliary Tract Cancers News Source Type: news

Major cause of liver cancer could be prevented as virus spread by SEX is targeted
LIVER cancer can be caused by a virus called hepatitis B - which can be spread through sex, but now experts believe drugs to treat the virus could be on the horizon. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news