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US Health Officials Reaffirm Zika Focus Is on Pregnant Women

CDC official restates the recommendation that pregnant women should avoid travel to areas where the virus is spreading. Medscape Medical News. . . read more Mon, 8 Feb 2016 18:40:23 EST

Women Underrepresented in Medical Leadership Roles

The proportion of women in leadership positions in nine major clinical specialties is not keeping pace with the number of women who enter those fields. . . read more Mon, 8 Feb 2016 17:33:15 EST

Psychological and Physical Stress May Lead to Preterm Birth

A prospective cohort study has revealed that indicators of stress in the second trimester were correlated with earlier birth. Medscape Medical News. . . read more Mon, 8 Feb 2016 17:07:04 EST

Vaccinate to Prevent AF? Risk in Seniors Falls After Flu Shot

And the risk of atrial fibrillation rose for those who didn't get vaccinated, in a preliminary study that some say hints that flu shots "could re. . . read more Mon, 8 Feb 2016 16:34:04 EST

Defibrotide's Promise in Rare but Fatal Syndrome Post HSCT

Phase 3 data from a trial that used historical controls to assess safety and efficacy of defibrotide show that it confers survival benefits in patient. . . read more Mon, 8 Feb 2016 15:10:27 EST

Early, Intensive Treatment for Psychosis Justifies Cost

The additional cost of providing comprehensive, multidisciplinary, team-based care for first-episode psychosis is worth it in terms of the clinical be. . . read more Mon, 8 Feb 2016 15:00:52 EST

Large Variation in Laborists' Cesarean Delivery Rates

There is substantial variation in rates of cesarean delivery among laborists, and individual decision-making likely plays a role, according to a singl. . . read more Mon, 8 Feb 2016 14:56:28 EST

Ketoacidosis Is Bariatric Surgery Risk in Type 1 Diabetes

A Cleveland Clinic case series identifies DKA following bariatric surgery in 25% of type 1 and 0.2% of insulin-treated type 2 patients. Medscape Me. . . read more Mon, 8 Feb 2016 14:50:12 EST

New Diagnostic Test for Parkinson's?

Biopsy of the submandibular gland may help identify Lewy-type synucleinopathy in patients with PD, a new study shows. Medscape Medical News. . . read more Mon, 8 Feb 2016 14:49:41 EST

Narrow Marketplace Plans in Texas Pose Problems for Autistic Children

The move away from policies that allow families to seek out-of-network care is forcing many parents with autistic children to consider covering therap. . . read more Mon, 8 Feb 2016 14:29:32 EST

Side Effects With Sorafenib More Pronounced in Thyroid Cancer

The incidence of side effects from the oral multikinase inhibitor sorafenib appears to be considerably higher among patients with differentiated thyro. . . read more Mon, 8 Feb 2016 14:13:39 EST

FDA Panel Backs Vortioxetine for Cognitive Dysfunction in MDD

Company successfully showed that the drug improves concentration and other cognitive deficits in patients with major depression, according to FDA advi. . . read more Mon, 8 Feb 2016 13:52:53 EST

Younger Smokers More Likely to Suffer Psychiatric Comorbidities

Younger smokers are more likely to be dependent on nicotine and have psychiatric and substance use disorders than their older counterparts, new resear. . . read more Mon, 8 Feb 2016 12:16:20 EST

Marijuana Use Impairs Verbal Memory

Long-term marijuana use may significantly impair verbal memory by middle age, warn researchers, who found that other aspects of cognitive function wer. . . read more Mon, 8 Feb 2016 11:38:40 EST

Cancer Drugs Fund in England 'Needs Urgent Reform'

The controversial Cancer Drugs Fund, which allows patients in England access to drugs, needs reform to bring spending under control and prove its clin. . . read more Mon, 8 Feb 2016 11:37:42 EST

U.S. Athletes Should Consider Not Attending Olympics if Fear Zika-Officials

The United States Olympic Committee told U.S. sports federations that athletes and staff concerned for their health over the Zika virus should conside. . . read more Mon, 8 Feb 2016 16:50:52 EST

Call for Action to Improve Global Access to Insulin

Even in 2016, many people with diabetes worldwide lack access to the life-saving medicine that was first discovered nearly a century ago. Medscape M. . . read more Mon, 8 Feb 2016 09:23:54 EST

FDA Expands Use of Single-Use Antiemetic Fosaprepitant

The FDA has approved single-dose fosaprepitant dimeglumine to prevent delayed nausea and vomiting in patients who receive moderately emetogenic chemot. . . read more Mon, 8 Feb 2016 09:13:16 EST

HIV Care Less Likely in Blacks vs Whites, Latinos

Despite progress in HIV incidence, blacks were less likely than whites or Hispanics to receive consistent, ongoing medical care from 2011 to 2013, the. . . read more Mon, 8 Feb 2016 06:19:36 EST

Senate Bill Would Expand Medicare's Telehealth Coverage

The measure is framed as way to help physicians achieve goals of new Medicare reimbursement policies. Medscape Medical News. . . read more Fri, 5 Feb 2016 22:55:50 EST

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Surviving Spouse Still Influenced By the Other

Title: Surviving Spouse Still Influenced By the OtherCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/5/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/8/2016 12:00:00 AM. . . read more Tue, 9 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Experts: Screen More Kids for Middle Ear Fluid

Title: Experts: Screen More Kids for Middle Ear FluidCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/6/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/8/2016 12:00:00 AM. . . read more Tue, 9 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Vacation Weight Gain Can Lead to 'Creeping Obesity,' Study Finds

Title: Vacation Weight Gain Can Lead to 'Creeping Obesity,' Study FindsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/7/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/8/20. . . read more Tue, 9 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Health Tip: Restrict Your Diet Before Colonoscopy

Title: Health Tip: Restrict Your Diet Before ColonoscopyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/8/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/8/2016 12:00:00 AM. . . read more Tue, 9 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Health Tip: Protect Against Group B Strep During Pregnancy

Title: Health Tip: Protect Against Group B Strep During PregnancyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/8/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/8/2016 12:. . . read more Tue, 9 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Adult Survivors of Childhood Brain Tumors May Have Lingering Troubles: Study

Title: Adult Survivors of Childhood Brain Tumors May Have Lingering Troubles: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/8/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Re. . . read more Tue, 9 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Allergies, Asthma Tied to Lower Risk of Brain Cancer

Title: Allergies, Asthma Tied to Lower Risk of Brain CancerCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/5/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/8/2016 12:00:00. . . read more Tue, 9 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Texting After Dark May Harm Teens' Sleep, Grades

Title: Texting After Dark May Harm Teens' Sleep, GradesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/5/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/8/2016 12:00:00 AM. . . read more Tue, 9 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Many Donor Livers for Sickest Patients Rejected, Study Finds

Title: Many Donor Livers for Sickest Patients Rejected, Study FindsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/5/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/8/2016 1. . . read more Tue, 9 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Do More 'Selfies' Mean More Relationship Woes?

Title: Do More 'Selfies' Mean More Relationship Woes?Category: Health NewsCreated: 2/5/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/8/2016 12:00:00 AM. . . read more Tue, 9 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Breast Cancer Survivors Vulnerable for Thyroid Tumors, and Vice Versa: Study

Title: Breast Cancer Survivors Vulnerable for Thyroid Tumors, and Vice Versa: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/5/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Re. . . read more Tue, 9 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PDT

CDC: Black Americans With HIV Still Less Likely to Get Ongoing Medical Care

Title: CDC: Black Americans With HIV Still Less Likely to Get Ongoing Medical CareCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/5/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Rev. . . read more Tue, 9 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Wildfires May Boost Ozone Levels in Cities: Study

Title: Wildfires May Boost Ozone Levels in Cities: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/5/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/8/2016 12:00:00 AM. . . read more Tue, 9 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Record Heat, Drought May Explain Zika Outbreak in Brazil: Research

Title: Record Heat, Drought May Explain Zika Outbreak in Brazil: ResearchCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/5/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/8/. . . read more Tue, 9 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PDT

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