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SUDEP Rate Lower in Epilepsy Patients After VNS

A new large observational study increases the power of previous studies by 100-fold and suggests patients with drug-resistant epilepsy treated with. . . read more Mon, 30 May 2016 16:59:51 EDT

VIST: Vertebral Artery Stenting May Reduce Recurrent Stroke

The trial showed a low risk of stenting, and suggested reduced recurrent stroke particularly in patients with extracranial stenosis, but was u. . . read more Mon, 30 May 2016 16:03:54 EDT

What's Hot at ASCO 2016?

Continuing excitement over immunotherapy and new research on precision medicine are among the highlights. Come and visit Medscape at booth 6053. Med. . . read more Mon, 30 May 2016 14:50:51 EDT

Radiofrequency Ablation May Be Adrenalectomy Alternative

The procedure offers a minimally invasive treatment option for patients with adrenal tumors who are not surgical candidates. Medscape Medical News. . . read more Mon, 30 May 2016 12:56:45 EDT

Muscle Strength Positively Predicts Bone Outcomes in Aging Men

Muscle strength -- as distinct from muscle mass -- declines with age, shows a study in men over age 40, with a knock-on effect on bone outcomes and. . . read more Mon, 30 May 2016 11:38:59 EDT

Obesity Halves Chance for RA Remission, Study Suggests

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis who were obese were only about half as likely to achieve and sustain RA remission as nonobese patients. Medscape. . . read more Mon, 30 May 2016 09:41:06 EDT

Smartphone-Based Genetic Testing Identifies Hospital Pathogens

A new smartphone-based genetic testing device can rapidly identify pathogens that cause healthcare-associated infections. Medscape Medical News. . . read more Mon, 30 May 2016 09:25:52 EDT

Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Diabetic Retinopathy

A systematic review and meta-analysis find association, but the mechanism isn't clear, and no randomized clinical trials of supplementation have been. . . read more Sat, 28 May 2016 09:36:29 EDT

AACE Updates Thyroid Nodule Management Guideline

The advice is similar to that in the 2015 American Thyroid Association guidance but focuses on thyroid nodules (excluding cancer) and uses a simpler. . . read more Sat, 28 May 2016 09:05:35 EDT

FDA Approves Daclizumab (Zinbryta) for Multiple Sclerosis

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved daclizumab for treatment of patients with MS who are not responsive to other agents; the approval com. . . read more Fri, 27 May 2016 19:50:38 EDT

Nearly 1000 Healthcare Workers Killed Since 2014, WHO Says

Over the last 2 years, nearly 960 people have been killed in attacks on healthcare in countries dealing with conflicts, and most were intentionally ta. . . read more Fri, 27 May 2016 18:56:42 EDT

EU Regulators OK Two Hepatitis C Drugs, One for All Genotypes

Both drugs achieve high cure rates in 12 weeks without requiring concomitant use of interferon, known for its harsh adverse events. International Ap. . . read more Fri, 27 May 2016 17:53:52 EDT

New Test Finds C difficile as Effective as Anaerobic Lab

A test for Clostridium difficile that involves components available in most labs is effective, new research shows, and could help solve the problem of. . . read more Fri, 27 May 2016 17:18:56 EDT

RELAX-REPEAT: Multiple Doses of Serelaxin Safe, Tolerable for CHF

The study "speaks to the question surrounding the serelaxin program: is it possible for a 48-hour infusion of an acute therapy to actually have l. . . read more Fri, 27 May 2016 17:10:16 EDT

SCOPE of Kidney Disease Assessed in Europe's Elderly

Nephrologists and geriatricians are joining forces to identify and characterize the full impact of chronic kidney disease on patients older than 75, r. . . read more Fri, 27 May 2016 16:18:54 EDT

British Biobank Underused in the United States

A database that contains genetic and lifestyle information on nearly half a million people in the United Kingdom is open to any qualifying researcher,. . . read more Fri, 27 May 2016 15:32:18 EDT

AstraZeneca Combo for Type 2 Diabetes Gets Green Light in EU

The EMA has given the green light to a fixed-dose combination of saxagliptin and dapagliflozin, the first combination of DPP-4/SGLT2 inhibitor in Euro. . . read more Fri, 27 May 2016 14:13:52 EDT

Study Reopens Rift Over Low-Sodium-for-All Policies

Low sodium intake was associated with an increase in cardiovascular events and death in a pooled analysis, alternately applauded and assailed. Hear. . . read more Fri, 27 May 2016 14:11:25 EDT

Stem Cells, B Cells, and T Cells in Focus at CMSC

Presentations at the upcoming Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers meeting will also shed light on working with patients using alternative treatme. . . read more Fri, 27 May 2016 14:04:49 EDT

Zorro Swab Detects 20% More MRSA in Nursing Homes

The use of nasal swabs alone can lead to the underdetection of multidrug-resistant organisms, a study of nursing-home residents shows, but comprehensi. . . read more Fri, 27 May 2016 13:58:41 EDT

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Knee Replacement Patients May Be Able to Hit the Shower Sooner

Title: Knee Replacement Patients May Be Able to Hit the Shower SoonerCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/26/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/27/20. . . read more Sat, 28 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Probuphine Implant Approved for Opioid Dependence

Title: Probuphine Implant Approved for Opioid DependenceCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/26/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/27/2016 12:00:00 A. . . read more Sat, 28 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Health Tip: Using Aspirin Therapy

Title: Health Tip: Using Aspirin TherapyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/27/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/27/2016 12:00:00 AM. . . read more Sat, 28 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Health Tip: Breathe Healthier Air at Home

Title: Health Tip: Breathe Healthier Air at HomeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/27/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/27/2016 12:00:00 AM. . . read more Sat, 28 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Fewer Inhaled Steroids May Be OK for Asthmatic Children

Title: Fewer Inhaled Steroids May Be OK for Asthmatic ChildrenCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/27/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/27/2016 12:0. . . read more Sat, 28 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Lifestyle Change May Cut Risk for Women With Breast Cancer Genes

Title: Lifestyle Change May Cut Risk for Women With Breast Cancer GenesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/26/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/27/. . . read more Sat, 28 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Message for Heart Failure Patients: Exercise

Title: Message for Heart Failure Patients: ExerciseCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/26/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/27/2016 12:00:00 AM. . . read more Sat, 28 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Healthy Living May Offset Genetic Breast Cancer Risk

Title: Healthy Living May Offset Genetic Breast Cancer RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/26/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/27/2016 12:00:0. . . read more Sat, 28 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Tough Economy, Alcohol Fuels Suicide Risk in Men: Study

Title: Tough Economy, Alcohol Fuels Suicide Risk in Men: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/26/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/27/2016 12:0. . . read more Sat, 28 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Fastballs a Fast Track to 'Tommy John Surgery'?

Title: Fastballs a Fast Track to 'Tommy John Surgery'?Category: Health NewsCreated: 5/26/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/27/2016 12:00:00 AM. . . read more Sat, 28 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT

FDA Approves Implant to Battle Opioid Addiction

Title: FDA Approves Implant to Battle Opioid AddictionCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/26/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/27/2016 12:00:00 AM. . . read more Sat, 28 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Fewer U.S. Kids Die From Abusive Head Trauma: CDC

Title: Fewer U.S. Kids Die From Abusive Head Trauma: CDCCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/26/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/27/2016 12:00:00 A. . . read more Sat, 28 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Breast Milk Best From the Breast?

Title: Breast Milk Best From the Breast?Category: Health NewsCreated: 5/26/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/27/2016 12:00:00 AM. . . read more Sat, 28 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT

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