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Most U.S. Medical Schools Fail to Accommodate Disabilities

Most U.S. medical schools fail to accommodate students with disabilities, a study shows. Reuters Health Information. . . read more Fri, 12 Feb 2016 16:25:50 EST

Local Zika Transmissions Confirmed in a US Territory

A CDC report noted that because the mosquito carrying the virus lives throughout Puerto Rico, the 3.5 million residents on the island, including about. . . read more Fri, 12 Feb 2016 19:02:39 EST

CMS Postpones Meaningful Use Deadline

The agency has delayed the attestation cutoff to March 11; the deadline for PQRS reporting, which is the basis of the value-based modifier, is also po. . . read more Fri, 12 Feb 2016 17:06:48 EST

ACTRIMS Forum 2016: Focus on Progressive MS

ACTRIMS Forum 2016, the first stand-alone ACTRIMS meeting, will focus on emerging concepts in MS and the latest data on novel treatment approaches.. . . read more Fri, 12 Feb 2016 16:48:02 EST

Cigna, Aetna Announce 'Pay-for-Performance' Entresto Contracts

The insurers have contracted with Novartis in an agreement that will depend on how well the heart-failure drug improves patient health, including hosp. . . read more Fri, 12 Feb 2016 16:11:00 EST

PRAC: Take Fusafungine Nose/Mouth Sprays Off Market in EU

The EMA committee has concluded that the benefits of fusafungine do not outweigh its risks, particularly the risk for serious allergic reactions. N. . . read more Fri, 12 Feb 2016 16:01:04 EST

New EMA Advice for PML Prevention With Tysabri in MS

The European Medicines Agency has released new recommendations on PML prevention with natalizumab in multiple sclerosis. News Alerts. . . read more Fri, 12 Feb 2016 15:47:46 EST

CMS: Physicians Obliged to Look for Medicare Overpayments

Physicians risk False Claims Act charges if they do not return Medicare overpayments they have spotted within 60 days. They have a 'clear duty' to pro. . . read more Fri, 12 Feb 2016 15:01:03 EST

Fetal Autopsy Report Strengthens Zika-Microcephaly Link

An aborted fetus had brain development 4 SD below average and calcifications in the central nervous system. Editorialists call for rapid distribution. . . read more Fri, 12 Feb 2016 14:46:43 EST

British Junior Docs Vow to Fight Newly Imposed Contract

WebMD Health News. . . read more Fri, 12 Feb 2016 14:24:37 EST

WHO Sees Zika Link Proven in Weeks as U.S., India Lead Vaccine Race

The World Health Organization (WHO) expects suspected links between the Zika virus and two neurological disorders, microcephaly in babies and Guillain. . . read more Fri, 12 Feb 2016 16:22:23 EST

Feb 12 Cardiology News

VA vs Non-VA medical care, flutter ablation in the real world, remote monitoring in heart failure, coffee and ectopy, and influenza and AF are discuss. . . read more Fri, 12 Feb 2016 11:51:03 EST

Vaginal Ring Trial Results a Big Draw at HIV Meeting

This year's CROI will focus on the prevention and transmission of HIV and the treatment of opportunistic infections, such as Ebola and hepatitis B.. . . read more Fri, 12 Feb 2016 11:21:05 EST

A Man With Breast Cancer, Dr Bogler, Entered 'World of Pink'

A male professor of neurosurgery is diagnosed with a disease identified with women. Many life changes follow. Medscape Medical News. . . read more Fri, 12 Feb 2016 11:00:05 EST

Digoxin for HF Fell Sharply in a Decade, Became More Selective

The drop seems steepest in patients seen as susceptible to digoxin toxicity, say researchers, and there's evidence that it's used more "in patien. . . read more Fri, 12 Feb 2016 10:37:10 EST

EMA on Lowering Risk of Diabetic Ketoacidosis With SGLT2 Inhibitors

The EMA completes review of risk of diabetic ketoacidosis with the use of SGLT2 inhibitors in type 2 diabetes and urges medics to look out for atypica. . . read more Fri, 12 Feb 2016 09:24:39 EST

CMS Will Now Cover Watchman LAA Closure Device

The decision means the vast population of Medicare beneficiaries can be covered for the percutaneously delivered implant, indicated for stroke prevent. . . read more Fri, 12 Feb 2016 09:06:49 EST

Severity of Metabolic Syndrome Falls in Teens, not Prevalence

Improvements were linked to high-density lipoprotein and fasting triglyceride trends, according to a study of national data. Medscape Medical News. . . read more Fri, 12 Feb 2016 09:04:44 EST

Proposed Reforms to Cancer Drugs Fund 'Don't Go Far Enough'

Proposed reforms to the Cancer Drugs Fund in England need to allow for greater flexibility and transparency in the approval of novel treatments, stake. . . read more Fri, 12 Feb 2016 09:00:36 EST

NICE Okays Veo System for Certain Type 1 Diabetic Patients

Medtronic's Veo system gets final go-ahead for use in patients with type 1 diabetes who experience "disabling" hypoglycemia. Those qualifyin. . . read more Fri, 12 Feb 2016 08:44:54 EST

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More Young Breast Cancer Patients Getting Gene Test

Title: More Young Breast Cancer Patients Getting Gene TestCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/11/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/12/2016 12:00:00. . . read more Sat, 13 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Flu Hits Poor Neighborhoods the Hardest, Study Shows

Title: Flu Hits Poor Neighborhoods the Hardest, Study ShowsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/11/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/12/2016 12:00:0. . . read more Sat, 13 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PDT

CDC Offering Zika Virus Tests for Pregnant Women

Title: CDC Offering Zika Virus Tests for Pregnant WomenCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/11/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/12/2016 12:00:00 AM. . . read more Sat, 13 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Valentine's Day Can Still Be Sweet for Loved Ones With Diabetes

Title: Valentine's Day Can Still Be Sweet for Loved Ones With DiabetesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/11/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/12/2. . . read more Sat, 13 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Health Tip: If You're a Diabetes Caregiver

Title: Health Tip: If You're a Diabetes CaregiverCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/12/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/12/2016 12:00:00 AM. . . read more Sat, 13 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Health Tip: Set up a Safe Changing Table

Title: Health Tip: Set up a Safe Changing TableCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/12/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/12/2016 12:00:00 AM. . . read more Sat, 13 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers Probe Colombia's Claim of No Birth Defects Linked to Zika

Title: Researchers Probe Colombia's Claim of No Birth Defects Linked to ZikaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/12/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review:. . . read more Sat, 13 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Another STD Spurs Concern

Title: Another STD Spurs ConcernCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/12/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/12/2016 12:00:00 AM. . . read more Sat, 13 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Women With Asthma May Be Prone to Fertility Problems: Study

Title: Women With Asthma May Be Prone to Fertility Problems: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/12/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/12/2016. . . read more Sat, 13 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Gene Discovery Could Point to New Lyme Disease Test: Study

Title: Gene Discovery Could Point to New Lyme Disease Test: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/12/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/12/2016 1. . . read more Sat, 13 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PDT

The 5 Things You Need in a Weight Loss Plan

Title: The 5 Things You Need in a Weight Loss PlanCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/12/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/12/2016 12:00:00 AM. . . read more Sat, 13 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses Still Poorly Understood: Report

Title: Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses Still Poorly Understood: ReportCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/11/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/12/2016. . . read more Sat, 13 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Varied Diets May Not Curb Childhood Obesity, Study Suggests

Title: Varied Diets May Not Curb Childhood Obesity, Study SuggestsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/11/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/12/2016. . . read more Sat, 13 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Neanderthal DNA May Play Role in Modern Human Health

Title: Neanderthal DNA May Play Role in Modern Human HealthCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/11/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/12/2016 12:00:0. . . read more Sat, 13 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Impotence Not an Inevitable Part of Aging

Title: Impotence Not an Inevitable Part of AgingCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/11/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/12/2016 12:00:00 AM. . . read more Sat, 13 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Weakened Knees a Big Cause of Falls for Older People: Study

Title: Weakened Knees a Big Cause of Falls for Older People: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/11/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/12/2016. . . read more Sat, 13 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Asthma May Raise Risk for Abdominal Aneurysm

Title: Asthma May Raise Risk for Abdominal AneurysmCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/11/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/12/2016 12:00:00 AM. . . read more Sat, 13 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Overactive Thyroid Linked to Breast Cancer Risk

Title: Overactive Thyroid Linked to Breast Cancer RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/11/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/12/2016 12:00:00 AM. . . read more Sat, 13 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PDT

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