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Medical Error Is Third Leading Cause of Death in US

Because death certificates, which inform health priorities, don't capture incidences of such errors, the problem is underestimated worldwide, authors. . . read more Tue, 3 May 2016 18:34:59 EDT

Big Insurer's Website Displays Physician 'Healthgrades'

Many of the star ratings are based on survey responses from few patients, but they are also mostly positive, said Healthgrades, and are bound to be mo. . . read more Tue, 3 May 2016 17:32:33 EDT

Study Turns Tables on Current Thinking of 'Western' Diet in CHD

Adherence to a classic Mediterranean diet lowered the risk of events in patients with stable coronary heart disease, but eating more typically unhealt. . . read more Tue, 3 May 2016 16:38:57 EDT

Wider QRS Duration May Signal Increased Mortality After LVAD Implant

Although long QRS duration has been associated before with lower survival in those with chronic heart failure, an association with LVAD outcomes is. . . read more Tue, 3 May 2016 16:34:43 EDT

Success With Stem Cell Transplant in Myasthenia Gravis

Seven patients with severe myasthenia gravis who received autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplants have experienced long-term remission. Meds. . . read more Tue, 3 May 2016 15:55:09 EDT

New Practice Guidelines on Antipsychotic Use in Dementia

Judicious use of antipsychotics to treat agitation or psychosis in patients with dementia is the focus of new practice guidelines from the American Ps. . . read more Tue, 3 May 2016 14:32:41 EDT

Fast Screen Identifies Women at Risk for Hereditary Cancers

More than 5000 underserved women were screened for hereditary cancer risk with a 5-minute questionnaire. Given the cost of genetic testing, the screen. . . read more Tue, 3 May 2016 14:24:05 EDT

EPA Takes Offline Report on Glyphosate

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency pulled a report offline that concluded glyphosate is not likely to be carcinogenic to humans, saying the docu. . . read more Tue, 3 May 2016 13:09:45 EDT

Should Europe Be Worried About Zika Virus This Summer?

With the arrival of warm weather, and with it, mosquitoes, is there a risk for a Zika epidemic in Europe? Medscape Medical News. . . read more Tue, 3 May 2016 13:50:45 EDT

Ambulatory Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Cuts Costs

Walking extracorporeal membrane oxygenation patients appears to cut costs and improve outcomes, but safety concerns and the lack of standardized proce. . . read more Tue, 3 May 2016 13:48:03 EDT

Adjuvant Whole-Brain Radiotherapy: End of an Era?

Updated data from the N0574 study confirm no improvement in overall survival but greater cognitive deterioration with adjunct whole-brain radiotherapy. . . read more Tue, 3 May 2016 13:47:03 EDT

One Third of Outpatient Antibiotic Rxs May Be Inappropriate

New antimicrobial stewardship goals and physician-directed strategies are needed to reduce unnecessary antibiotic prescribing in ambulatory care. Me. . . read more Tue, 3 May 2016 13:10:42 EDT

HER2 Therapy in Advanced Colorectal Cancer: 'Extraordinary'

Treatment-refractory HER2-positive metastatic colorectal cancer patients achieve remarkable response to a combination targeted therapy regimen. Meds. . . read more Tue, 3 May 2016 11:01:42 EDT

Psoriasis, Obesity, and Diabetes May Share Genetic Link

A Danish twins study has found a strong association between psoriasis, type 2 diabetes, and obesity, with some indication there may be a modest genet. . . read more Tue, 3 May 2016 10:19:54 EDT

Scalp Cooling Safe, Long-term European Data Show

Scalp cooling, which reduces hair loss during chemotherapy, has not been embraced in the United States, although 40 years of European data show that i. . . read more Tue, 3 May 2016 09:58:22 EDT

Urologist-Writer Taps Into Zeitgeist, Gets TV Deal

Dr Ilene Wong is on a mission to educate the public and her fellow healthcare professionals about intersex. Her next stop is the annual meeting of the. . . read more Tue, 3 May 2016 09:30:45 EDT

SNAP Trial: Weight Gain Prevention Strategies Work Well

Strategies to prevent weight gain over time worked well in young adults and could help curtail the obesity epidemic if widely adopted by the US public. . . read more Tue, 3 May 2016 09:14:22 EDT

Juice, Other Drinks Can Manage Mild Gastroenteritis in Children

Children may be more willing to drink juice and other favorite fluids instead of a less-palatable electrolyte solution, authors wrote. Medscape Medi. . . read more Tue, 3 May 2016 09:04:54 EDT

Higher Social Spending Correlated With Better Health Outcomes

A state-level study has suggested that devoting more effort to social determinants of health could have a big effect on population health. Medscape. . . read more Tue, 3 May 2016 08:57:31 EDT

Loneliness, Depression Hinder Home-Based Secondary Prevention

Different psychosocial factors were at play for women and men in the study based in Australia. "We advocate for more innovative approaches to b. . . read more Tue, 3 May 2016 07:16:08 EDT

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Even Non-Obese Report Better Mood, Sex Drive After Dieting

Title: Even Non-Obese Report Better Mood, Sex Drive After DietingCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/2/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/3/2016 12:. . . read more Wed, 4 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Could Talk Therapy Ease Chemo-Related Memory Issues?

Title: Could Talk Therapy Ease Chemo-Related Memory Issues?Category: Health NewsCreated: 5/2/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/3/2016 12:00:00. . . read more Wed, 4 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Even in Taxis, Kids Belong in Safety Seats

Title: Even in Taxis, Kids Belong in Safety SeatsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/2/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/3/2016 12:00:00 AM. . . read more Wed, 4 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Does TV Influence Which Alcohol Teens Favor?

Title: Does TV Influence Which Alcohol Teens Favor?Category: Health NewsCreated: 5/2/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/3/2016 12:00:00 AM. . . read more Wed, 4 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT

High School Football Players Suffer More Symptoms After Concussion: Study

Title: High School Football Players Suffer More Symptoms After Concussion: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/2/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Revie. . . read more Wed, 4 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Well Water a Suspected Cause of Bladder Cancer in New England

Title: Well Water a Suspected Cause of Bladder Cancer in New EnglandCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/2/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/3/2016. . . read more Wed, 4 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Nuplazid Approved for Parkinson's Hallucinations

Title: Nuplazid Approved for Parkinson's HallucinationsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/2/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/3/2016 12:00:00 AM. . . read more Wed, 4 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Desperate for Shut-Eye?

Title: Desperate for Shut-Eye?Category: Health NewsCreated: 5/2/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/3/2016 12:00:00 AM. . . read more Wed, 4 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Study Ties Implanted Defibrillators to Long-Term Complications

Title: Study Ties Implanted Defibrillators to Long-Term ComplicationsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/2/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/3/2016. . . read more Wed, 4 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Study Suggests Aerial Pesticide Spraying Tied to Higher Autism Rates

Title: Study Suggests Aerial Pesticide Spraying Tied to Higher Autism RatesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/3/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/. . . read more Wed, 4 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Expectant Mom's Flu Shot Protects 2

Title: Expectant Mom's Flu Shot Protects 2Category: Health NewsCreated: 5/3/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/3/2016 12:00:00 AM. . . read more Wed, 4 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Health Tip: Selecting a Sleep Mask

Title: Health Tip: Selecting a Sleep MaskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/3/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/3/2016 12:00:00 AM. . . read more Wed, 4 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Health Tip: Focus on the Positive

Title: Health Tip: Focus on the PositiveCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/3/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/3/2016 12:00:00 AM. . . read more Wed, 4 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Managing Allergies, Asthma 101

Title: Managing Allergies, Asthma 101Category: Health NewsCreated: 5/3/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/3/2016 12:00:00 AM. . . read more Wed, 4 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Preemies' Brains Get Boost From Breast Milk

Title: Preemies' Brains Get Boost From Breast MilkCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/3/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/3/2016 12:00:00 AM. . . read more Wed, 4 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Training Program for Those With Autism Often Results in Low-Paying Jobs: Study

Title: Training Program for Those With Autism Often Results in Low-Paying Jobs: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/3/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial. . . read more Wed, 4 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT

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