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Puerto Rico Zika Cases Now Include 65 Pregnant Women, 1 Death

Puerto Rico has 683 confirmed cases of the Zika virus, including 65 pregnant women with symptoms of the virus and one death, U.S. health officials sai. . . read more Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:40:05 EDT

Preconception CV Risk: Effects on HTN Disorders of Pregnancy

Gestational hypertension and preeclampsia shared some potentially modifiable preconception risk factors in a cohort study; but perhaps tellingly, som. . . read more Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:01:04 EDT

FDA Expands Breath-Actuated Inhaler Use to Kids as Young as 4

The rescue inhaler ProAir RespiClick offers a new option for younger patients that eliminates the need for hand-breath coordination during inhalation.. . . read more Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:50:46 EDT

Prostate Screening Results Anticipated From Urology Meeting

Updates on trials in prostate cancer screening, male sexual dysfunction, and female incontinence will be showcased at the conference, and new clinical. . . read more Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:36:45 EDT

Sex, Intimacy in Advanced HF: Patients Want the Conversation

The simple, two-question assessment tool given during a palliative-care consult showed that patients want to talk about these issues "even when c. . . read more Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:18:22 EDT

EU Regulators OK Antibiotic Zavicefta for Resistant Bugs

The European Medicines Agency also recommended approval of an antiseptic gel to prevent umbilical cord infections during home births in developing cou. . . read more Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:11:26 EDT

CHMP Likes Gilead's TAF-Based HIV Regimen Odefsey

Odefsey is a fixed-dose combination pill containing emtricitabine, rilpivirine, and tenofovir alafenamide that recently cleared the US Food and Drug A. . . read more Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:01:24 EDT

FDA Approves Generic Rosuvastatin (Crestor)

Rosuvastatin goes off patent and presumably plunges in price, at a time when clinicians overall have been lukewarm about prescribing the comparativel. . . read more Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:56:29 EDT

Infant Attention Span Suffers When Parents Get Distracted

Children may grow up with shorter attention spans if their parents get distracted by smartphones and other technology during playtime, say psychologis. . . read more Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:48:49 EDT

FDA Gives Final Approval to Abuse-Deterrent Xtampza ER

The approval of the abuse-deterrent oxycodone formulation follows 'tentative' approval last fall for management of chronic pain requiring daily, aroun. . . read more Fri, 29 Apr 2016 12:55:32 EDT

European Panel Endorses Three Cancer Drugs

The European regulators were busy this week with announcements about two drugs for hematologic cancers and one for neuroendocrine tumors. Internatio. . . read more Fri, 29 Apr 2016 12:49:23 EDT

Apr 29 Cardiology News

ECG screening in athletes, warfarin for AF, sugar-sweetened beverages, CT-induced cancer treatment costs, and night-shift work are the topics discusse. . . read more Fri, 29 Apr 2016 12:27:08 EDT

EMA Panel Backs Daclizumab (Zinbryta) for Multiple Sclerosis

Daclizumab, a once-monthly injection, offers a targeted mechanism of action that is not expected to cause broad and prolonged immune cell depletion.. . . read more Fri, 29 Apr 2016 11:54:38 EDT

Yoga Improves Quality of Life in Pulmonary Hypertension

Adults with pulmonary arterial hypertension could derive some relief from yoga, results from a preliminary study suggest. The 12-week program eased an. . . read more Fri, 29 Apr 2016 11:28:25 EDT

More Positive Results for Ocrelizumab in Relapsing MS

Using a combo of imaging and clinical outcomes indicating 'no evidence of disease activity,' a new analysis again shows how the investigational drug i. . . read more Fri, 29 Apr 2016 09:37:16 EDT

Femto Trial Results Awaited From Cataract Surgery Meeting

New findings from a prospective randomized trial comparing femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery with traditional phacoemulsification will be pr. . . read more Fri, 29 Apr 2016 08:10:52 EDT

Now Novo Says Semaglutide Cuts CV Risk: SUSTAIN-6 Top-line Data

For the second time in just over a month, Novo Nordisk releases positive data for a GLP-1 agonist for type 2 diabetes; this time it's for the once-wee. . . read more Fri, 29 Apr 2016 08:10:45 EDT

Endophthalmitis Rare in Intravitreal Injections

Endophthalmitis occurs infrequently after intravitreal injection, and vision can usually be preserved if physicians are vigilant, researchers found.. . . read more Fri, 29 Apr 2016 00:21:42 EDT

Forget About Saving a Life by Plunging a Pen Through the Neck

Few movie scenes create more drama than a character saving a dying person's life by plunging a pen into his neck to open up his airway, but a new stud. . . read more Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:31:10 EDT

Express Scripts to Fight Sudden Drug Price Hikes

Express Scripts Holding Co plans to introduce several benefit programs aimed at fighting high drug costs, including speeding up how quickly it moves i. . . read more Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:27:35 EDT

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Sleep Doesn't Come Easy to Those With Brain Injuries

Title: Sleep Doesn't Come Easy to Those With Brain InjuriesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/27/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/28/2016 12:00:0. . . read more Fri, 29 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Gotta Minute? Get a Good Workout

Title: Gotta Minute? Get a Good WorkoutCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/27/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/28/2016 12:00:00 AM. . . read more Fri, 29 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT

1 in 4 Hospitalized Newborns Gets Heartburn Drugs, Despite Risks

Title: 1 in 4 Hospitalized Newborns Gets Heartburn Drugs, Despite RisksCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/27/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/28/. . . read more Fri, 29 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Hearing Aids May Help Keep Seniors' Minds Sharp

Title: Hearing Aids May Help Keep Seniors' Minds SharpCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/27/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/28/2016 12:00:00 AM. . . read more Fri, 29 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Health Tip: Got Eczema?

Title: Health Tip: Got Eczema?Category: Health NewsCreated: 4/28/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/28/2016 12:00:00 AM. . . read more Fri, 29 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Health Tip: Enjoy a Healthier Plane Ride

Title: Health Tip: Enjoy a Healthier Plane RideCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/28/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/28/2016 12:00:00 AM. . . read more Fri, 29 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Births of Triplets, Quadruplets on Decline in U.S.: Report

Title: Births of Triplets, Quadruplets on Decline in U.S.: ReportCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/28/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/28/2016 1. . . read more Fri, 29 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Are People With Rosacea at Higher Risk for Alzheimer's?

Title: Are People With Rosacea at Higher Risk for Alzheimer's?Category: Health NewsCreated: 4/28/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/28/2016 12:0. . . read more Fri, 29 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Got Unwanted Pills? Drug Take-Back Day Is April 30

Title: Got Unwanted Pills? Drug Take-Back Day Is April 30Category: Health NewsCreated: 4/28/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/28/2016 12:00:00. . . read more Fri, 29 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Spanking: More Harm Than Good?

Title: Spanking: More Harm Than Good?Category: Health NewsCreated: 4/27/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/28/2016 12:00:00 AM. . . read more Fri, 29 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT

The 7 Deadliest Emergency General Surgeries

Title: The 7 Deadliest Emergency General SurgeriesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/27/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/28/2016 12:00:00 AM. . . read more Fri, 29 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Mindfulness Therapy May Help Ease Recurrent Depression

Title: Mindfulness Therapy May Help Ease Recurrent DepressionCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/27/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/28/2016 12:00. . . read more Fri, 29 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Type 2 Diabetes May Damage Hearing, Study Finds

Title: Type 2 Diabetes May Damage Hearing, Study FindsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/27/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/28/2016 12:00:00 AM. . . read more Fri, 29 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Antibody Shot Protects Monkeys From HIV-Like Infection

Title: Antibody Shot Protects Monkeys From HIV-Like InfectionCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/27/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/28/2016 12:00. . . read more Fri, 29 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Mom's Pre-Pregnancy Weight May Help Predict Child's Size

Title: Mom's Pre-Pregnancy Weight May Help Predict Child's SizeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/27/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/28/2016 12:. . . read more Fri, 29 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Psoriasis Tied to Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes

Title: Psoriasis Tied to Obesity, Type 2 DiabetesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/27/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/28/2016 12:00:00 AM. . . read more Fri, 29 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT

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