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What's Hot at ISC 2016?

After last year's landmark trials making endovascular therapy the standard of care, the stroke community meets in Los Angeles ahead of the Oscars for. . . read more Thu, 11 Feb 2016 15:53:33 EST

Normal-Weight Central Obesity May Up Mortality in CAD Patients

The findings "highlight the need" for combining total and central obesity measures, such as waist-hip ratio, "in adiposity-related risk. . . read more Thu, 11 Feb 2016 15:43:22 EST

Postdischarge Care Worse for MI Patients Sent to PCI Center

"This article is showing us something we probably should have realized from the beginning," says an observer: MI patients transferred for PC. . . read more Thu, 11 Feb 2016 13:45:15 EST

Zika, Disease of the Poor, May Not Change Abortion in Brazil

The Zika outbreak has revived the debate about easing abortion laws in Brazil. Reuters Health Information. . . read more Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:04:45 EST

Early Data for Combo Immunotherapy in Lung Cancer

Phase 1 results showed antitumor activity with a combination of investigational checkpoint inhibitors, but toxicity was 'substantial.' Medscape Medi. . . read more Thu, 11 Feb 2016 10:33:14 EST

US Recommendations Against PSA Test Taken to Heart by PCPs

Primary care providers in the US have halved their use of PSA testing following the 2012 task force recommendations not to routinely screen all men. U. . . read more Thu, 11 Feb 2016 10:29:01 EST

Social Media Helps Young Diabetics 'Stay in Care,' Says UK Guidance

Social media and communication tools such as Skype should form part of a strategy to help young people with diabetes as they transition from pediatric. . . read more Thu, 11 Feb 2016 10:25:38 EST

Radiation After Lumpectomy in Women ≥70 Still Common

Despite NCCN guidelines issued in 2004 against the practice, there has been scant decline in the use of postlumpectomy radiation therapy among elderly. . . read more Thu, 11 Feb 2016 08:58:49 EST

Some Pregnant Women Continue to Smoke, Despite Known Harms

More than 8% of US women smoked during their pregnancy in 2014, with rates highest in women in their early 20s, new data show. Medscape Medical News. . . read more Thu, 11 Feb 2016 06:48:06 EST

Meniscus Surgery Criteria Called Into Question

Catching and locking may not provide reliable indications that arthroscopic partial meniscectomy is warranted. Medscape Medical News. . . read more Thu, 11 Feb 2016 06:47:00 EST

Lower Oxygen Target Ups Death, Disability in Preemies

Pooled results from UK and Australian trials found that a lower oxygen saturation target was linked to increased risk for death or disability at 2 yea. . . read more Thu, 11 Feb 2016 06:46:00 EST

Poor Midlife Fitness Linked to Smaller Brain Volume Later

The connection between poor fitness and brain aging is even more important for patients with heart disease, a new study show. Medscape Medical News. . . read more Wed, 10 Feb 2016 20:41:02 EST

Dementia Rates Declining

New Framingham data show a 20% per decade drop in dementia incidence, most likely due to improved control of vascular risk factors, researchers say.. . . read more Wed, 10 Feb 2016 19:13:10 EST

Assisted Suicide for 'Untreatable' Mental Illness: New Data

Patients granted assisted suicide for psychiatric suffering in the Netherlands, where the practice is legal, often have complex psychiatric histories. . . read more Wed, 10 Feb 2016 17:41:50 EST

Physician Gets 30-Year Sentence for Overdose Murders

Hsiu Ying 'Lisa' Tseng was the first physician convicted of murder for overprescribing drugs that led to a patient's death, according to the DEA. Me. . . read more Wed, 10 Feb 2016 17:13:14 EST

Remote Monitoring on HF Discharge Doesn't Affect Readmission

"A lot more work has to be done to figure out which patients will respond to the approach we used and which patients need a different approach,&. . . read more Wed, 10 Feb 2016 16:35:18 EST

Concussion Triples Long-term Suicide Risk in General Population

Even non-sports-related and non-military-related concussion substantially increases long-term suicide risk, new research shows. Medscape Medical New. . . read more Wed, 10 Feb 2016 15:57:53 EST

FDA Places Clinical Hold on Pacritinib for Myelofibrosis

In a clinical trial of the investigational agent, pacritinib-treated patients have died from intracranial hemorrhage, cardiac failure, and cardiac arr. . . read more Wed, 10 Feb 2016 14:03:27 EST

Frontotemporal Dementia Linked to Abnormal Eating

A new study shows clearly that patients with behavioral variant FTD excessively overeat, particularly sweet foods, while those with semantic dementia. . . read more Wed, 10 Feb 2016 13:37:05 EST

Which Women With DCIS Can Forgo Radiotherapy?

A prognostic scoring system identifies patients with DCIS who may have improved survival with radiation after lumpectomy, and suggests that a substant. . . read more Wed, 10 Feb 2016 13:36:39 EST

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Why Americans Have Shorter Lifespans Than People in Similar Nations

Title: Why Americans Have Shorter Lifespans Than People in Similar NationsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/9/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/1. . . read more Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PDT

New Lyme Disease Bacteria Discovered in Upper Midwest: CDC

Title: New Lyme Disease Bacteria Discovered in Upper Midwest: CDCCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/9/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/10/2016 12. . . read more Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PDT

VA Hospital Care Improving, Study Suggests

Title: VA Hospital Care Improving, Study SuggestsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/9/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/10/2016 12:00:00 AM. . . read more Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Eye Defects Seen in Some Babies Born With Zika-Linked Microcephaly

Title: Eye Defects Seen in Some Babies Born With Zika-Linked MicrocephalyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/9/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/10. . . read more Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Pregnant Women Benefit From Tamiflu at First Sign of Flu: Study

Title: Pregnant Women Benefit From Tamiflu at First Sign of Flu: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/9/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/10/20. . . read more Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Homemade 'Dewshine' Can Be Deadly

Title: Homemade 'Dewshine' Can Be DeadlyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/9/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/10/2016 12:00:00 AM. . . read more Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Birth Defect Tied to Zika Virus Can Leave Children With Lifetime of Health Woes

Title: Birth Defect Tied to Zika Virus Can Leave Children With Lifetime of Health WoesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/9/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial. . . read more Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Smog's Health Effects Persist for Decades, Study Finds

Title: Smog's Health Effects Persist for Decades, Study FindsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/9/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/10/2016 12:00:. . . read more Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Frequent Monitoring May Keep Alcohol Offenders Sober

Title: Frequent Monitoring May Keep Alcohol Offenders SoberCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/9/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/10/2016 12:00:00. . . read more Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Health Tip: When Is the Right Time for a Nap?

Title: Health Tip: When Is the Right Time for a Nap?Category: Health NewsCreated: 2/10/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/10/2016 12:00:00 AM. . . read more Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Health Tip: If You're Not Hungry

Title: Health Tip: If You're Not HungryCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/10/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/10/2016 12:00:00 AM. . . read more Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Horses May Know What You're Feeling, Study Suggests

Title: Horses May Know What You're Feeling, Study SuggestsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/10/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/10/2016 12:00:00. . . read more Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PDT

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