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Calcifying fibrous tumors (CFT) are rare benign tumors. They usually affect children and young adults and the incidence is equal in males and females. The usual clinical presentation is that of a painless mass. A computed tomography scan typically revealsa well-demarcated calcified lesion. CFT usually presents as a solitary mass and the commonest sites of occurrence are in soft tissues, the pleura, or the peritoneum. Multifocal occurrences at the same site have also been reported. The first case ... more

Background: Metabolic syndrome (MS) is a cluster of metabolic abnormalities, which has been regarded as a pivotal risk factor for cardiovascular diseases. Recent studies focusing on the relationship between MS and cancer have recognized the significant role of MS on carcinogenesis. Likewise, growing evidence suggests that MS has a strong association with increased renal cell carcinoma (RCC) risk. This review outlines the link between MS and RCC, and some underlying mechanisms responsible for MS- ... more

Background: Although cavernous hemangiomas (CHs) can be found anywhere in the central nervous system, CHs of the third ventricle have been reported in only 29 patients (including our case). In the current case report, we discuss the clinical characteristics and surgical outcome of CHs of the third ventricle.Case presentationA 64-year-old female was admitted to our emergency room with a sudden decreased level of consciousness. Brain imaging studies demonstrated a multi-lobulated hemorrhagic mass ... more

Doctors opposed to the Florida law that forbids inquiries about firearms ownership unless they are medical relevant say they will keep battling in court for the sake of free speech and patient safety. Medscape Medical News ... more
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines Jul 29, 2014, 12:15 am (info)

Consumer groups complain people have been misled about the narrow networks of hospitals and doctors in their plans. Insurers say they are trying to hold down prices. Kaiser Health News ... more
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A new study has identified a biological process that could explain the cognitive problems seen after mild head injury. Medscape Medical News ... more
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The finding of more pacemaker implantations in patients with dementia than those without in a major Alzheimer's disease database was independent of general health status and cardiac comorbidities. Heartwire ... more
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines Jul 29, 2014, 12:15 am (info)

It #8217;s a seductive idea.  We doctors possess knowledge and experience which can not only help people, but can save their lives.  We get opportunities to be the right person at the right time to offer the right help that makes all of the difference.  It #8217;s one of the greatest things about our profession.  It #8217;s also one of its greatest traps. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out h ... more
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog Jul 29, 2014, 12:14 am (info)

She seemed awfully angry and at the very least dubious that I couldn t do more for her father. After 7 hours of surgery trying to salvage her father s leg, I tried patiently to explain that this new (third) bypass we had just successfully completed was unlikely to provide her dad with a long-term solution. Ultimately, he would lose the leg, if we were lucky he d have it for another year or two. Accounting for the unlucky side of the coin was even more depressing; immediate wound or g ... more
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog Jul 29, 2014, 12:14 am (info)

Kids aren't avoiding healthier fare or throwing more food away, research shows ... more
Source: healthfinder.gov Daily News Jul 29, 2014, 12:14 am (info)

WHO has been appalled by the continuing trend for health-care facilities, staff and vehicles to come under direct fire in Gaza since the escalation of violence on 8 July 2014. Sustained calm is needed so thousands of injured people can receive urgently needed health care. It is vital for health facilities and staff to be able to perform their life-saving work without fear of attack. ... more
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Odds are small, but family, doctors should keep possibility in mind, researchers say ... more
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U.K. researchers found it transferred a tenth of the bacteria that gripping hands did ... more
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Study confirmed it helps regulate blood sugar levels, increases insulin sensitivity in people with more of it ... more
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Just 5 to 10 minutes a day seems to bring benefits, study says ... more
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More education needed about how to prevent it, researchers say ... more
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Findings especially relevant to social media's obsession with 'selfies,' researchers say ... more
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HRT, hormone therapy, early hormone therapy ... more
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UT Southwestern Medical Center cancer researchers have found a molecule that selectively and irreversibly interferes with the activity of a mutated cancer gene common in 30 percent of tumors. ... more
Source: UT Southwestern Medical Center News Jul 28, 2014, 6:15 pm (info)

Ten UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers are among the most highly cited researchers in the U.S., earning them a place on Thomas Reuters 2014 list of the World s Most Influential Scientific Minds. ... more
Source: UT Southwestern Medical Center News Jul 28, 2014, 6:15 pm (info)

The "were you wrong then.." question is a classic attorney question thrown at an expert witness who has been caught in a contradiction. It seems that would be an appropriate one for Dr. Jonathan Gruber, a MIT economist who is often cited as an architect of Obamacare.Actually he was the architect of the Massachusetts health care law on which Obamacare is said to have been crafted.In remarks recorded and played repeatedly on the web Gruber make it clear that he believed that only states could issu ... more
Source: retired doc's thoughts Jul 28, 2014, 6:15 pm (info)

German drugmaker Bayer said a Phase III trial of cancer drug Nexavar (sorafenib) in patients with advanced breast cancer did not meet its primary endpoint of delaying the progression of the disease. Reuters Health Information ... more
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines Jul 28, 2014, 6:15 pm (info)

Babies in the womb show evidence of learning by their 34th week, three weeks earlier than previously thought, new research has found. Reuters Health Information ... more
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines Jul 28, 2014, 6:15 pm (info)

Teenagers are more likely to discuss topics like sexual health and drug use with their doctors if their parents are out of the room for at least part of their check-up, a new study shows. Reuters Health Information ... more
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines Jul 28, 2014, 6:15 pm (info)

Parents of overweight and obese kids may want to help their kids be healthier, but they're more often willing to make changes in children's diets than in their activity levels, according to a new study. Reuters Health Information ... more
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines Jul 28, 2014, 6:15 pm (info)

Women undergoing assisted reproduction can monitor their own follicular phase endovaginally as effectively as health care personnel, according to a new study. Reuters Health Information ... more
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines Jul 28, 2014, 6:15 pm (info)

Obese women who underwent surgery to lose weight had the added benefit of improved urinary incontinence, the largest study of its kind has found. Medscape Medical News ... more
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A large-scale meta-analysis of genome data unearths 6 new risk loci for PD. Medscape Medical News ... more
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Evidence continues to support starting antiretrovirals immediately after birth to reduce HIV reservoir size and suppress the virus over the long term. Medscape Medical News ... more
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines Jul 28, 2014, 6:15 pm (info)

The FDA has extended the use of the drug to also cover use in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) with a chromosome 17p deletion. News Alerts ... more
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Polymyalgia rheumatica has been associated with more than double the risk for cerebrovascular, cardiovascular, and peripheral vascular events. Medscape Medical News ... more
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Brown adipose tissue appears to improve whole-body glucose homeostasis and insulin sensitivity and play a role in energy metabolism in humans, according to a new small study of 12 men. Medscape Medical News ... more
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Individuals with LDL-cholesterol levels less than 50 mg/dL had a significantly lower risk of major cardiovascular events compared with individuals who had higher LDL-cholesterol levels, according to a new meta-analysis. Heartwire ... more
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines Jul 28, 2014, 6:15 pm (info)

The controversial approach during operative vaginal delivery significantly reduces the risk for injury, according to a large Dutch database study. Medscape Medical News ... more
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In focus groups, insured women with urinary incontinence cited barriers to treatment, including fear of treatment, lack of knowledge, and physician insensitivity to the problem. Medscape Medical News ... more
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines Jul 28, 2014, 6:15 pm (info)

In response to complaints about its new maintenance-of-certification program, the American Board of Internal Medicine convened a summit of internal medicine subspecialty organizations last week. Medscape Medical News ... more
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines Jul 28, 2014, 6:15 pm (info)

Recently, the American Board of Medical Specialties #8217; (ABMS) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program debate reached a larger mainstream media audience when the Wall Street Journal published their article by Melissa Beck entitled #8220;Skill Reviews Upset Doctors. #8221; Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how. ... more
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog Jul 28, 2014, 6:14 pm (info)

The 2-1 decision by the DC Court of Appeals striking down federal premium subsidies, in at least the 27 states that opted for the feds to run their Obamacare insurance exchanges, has the potential to strike a devastating blow to the new health law. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how. ... more
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog Jul 28, 2014, 6:14 pm (info)

Oh, you re my doctor? A woman? Who do you picture walking through the exam room door at your new doctor s office? Is it the Norman Rockwell depiction of an older, jolly looking male? After residency I was alarmed at how many patients commented on my age and gender: How old are you, 12? or, Oh, you re my doctor? A woman? This got me thinking about misconceptions people have about doctors, and I thought I could share a few things many people may not know about their favor ... more
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog Jul 28, 2014, 6:14 pm (info)

No bones about it. I don't like Obamacare. If you have the time, I can give you a long list of reasons. But let's start with an email I received from a lady in Georgia looking for "affordable" health insurance. Let's call the lady Dorothy, and her husband, Toto. I am a self employed consultant and my husband is an independent sales rep. I need a health insurance plan for both of us. Can you help us weed through all this and find something?Sure can, but I need to know if you have recently lost co ... more
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Preventing older people from developing additional illnesses may boost life expectancy, researcher says ... more
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Deadly virus relatively slow to transmit, and travel factors make spread from West Africa unlikely ... more
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today expanded the approved use of Imbruvica (ibrutinib) to treat patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) who carry a deletion in chromosome 17 (17p deletion), which is associated with poor responses to standard treatment for CLL. Imbruvica received a breakthrough therapy designation for this use. ... more
Source: Food and Drug Administration--Press Releases Jul 28, 2014, 6:14 pm (info)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today expanded the approved use of Imbruvica (ibrutinib) to treat patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) who carry a deletion in chromosome 17 (17p deletion), which is associated with poor responses to standard treatment for CLL. Imbruvica received a breakthrough therapy designation for this use. ... more
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Background: We intended to investigate the long-term clinical characteristics, responses to therapy and survival in patients with lightchain multiple myeloma (MM). Methods: Ninety-six patients were enrolled into the study. There were 42 kappa-chain MM patients and 54 lamda-chain MM patients. All the patients werestage III in the Durie-Salmonstaging system. Among them, 66 patients received Velcade (bortezomib) treatment and the other 30 did not. Results: The main symptoms of these patients includ ... more

HPV is the main culprit, but vaccination can reduce the risk, experts say ... more
Source: WebMD Health Jul 28, 2014, 12:15 pm (info)

By third trimester, unborn babies respond to rhymes recited by their mothers, research shows ... more
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Seniors scored worse on tests than young adults, study says ... more
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Health Plans' Limitations Rankle Some Enrollees ... more
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Study found overweight kids who had surgery were more likely to become obese within seven months ... more
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And teens, college students should make sure their vaccines are up to date, says Academy of Pediatrics ... more
Source: WebMD Health Jul 28, 2014, 12:15 pm (info)

The FDA has approved over-the-counter Flonase Allergy Relief, or fluticasone propionate 50 mcg nasal spray, for treatment of hay fever or upper respiratory allergies, its maker GlaxoSmithKline announced. ... more
Source: WebMD Health Jul 28, 2014, 12:15 pm (info)

Indigenous Australians are more likely to die from coronary heart disease (CHD) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) than non-Indigenous A ... more
Source: Virtual Medical Centre Medical News Jul 28, 2014, 12:15 pm (info)

Could the body's own immune system play a role in memory impairment and cognitive dysfunction associated with conditions like chronic epilepsy, Alzheimer's dementia and concussions? Researchers believe so. A new study focuses on the role of a protein known as S100B, which serves as a biomarker for brain damage. Normally, S100B is found only in the brain and spinal column. However, following a brain injury, it can leak through the blood-brain barrier into the blood. ... more
Source: ScienceDaily: Health Medicine News Jul 28, 2014, 12:15 pm (info)

Vouchers to buy fresh fruits and vegetables at farmers markets increase the amount of produce in the diets of some families on food assistance, according to research. "In terms of healthy food options, farmers market incentives may be able to bring a low-income person onto the same playing field as those with greater means," said the study's lead author. ... more
Source: ScienceDaily: Health Medicine News Jul 28, 2014, 12:15 pm (info)

The first iPSCs that offer a human model of insulin resistance, a key driver of type 2 diabetes, have been created by researchers. "There have been no good human cell models to study insulin resistance, but such cells can now be made with iPSCs," says a co-senior author on a new paper. ... more
Source: ScienceDaily: Health Medicine News Jul 28, 2014, 12:15 pm (info)

Invertebrate numbers have decreased by 45 percent on average over a 35 year period in which the human population doubled, reports a study on the impact of humans on declining animal numbers. This decline matters because of the enormous benefits invertebrates such as insects, spiders, crustaceans, slugs and worms bring to our day-to-day lives, including pollination and pest control for crops, decomposition for nutrient cycling, water filtration and human health. ... more
Source: ScienceDaily: Health Medicine News Jul 28, 2014, 12:15 pm (info)

It is possible to predict long-term cancer risk from a chemical exposure by measuring the short-term effects of that same exposure, new research has found. The findings will make it possible to develop simpler and cheaper tests to screen chemicals for their potential cancer causing risk. ... more
Source: ScienceDaily: Health Medicine News Jul 28, 2014, 12:15 pm (info)

Computer scientists working with high-throughput data generated by breast cancer biologists have devised a computational method to determine how gene networks are rewired as normal breast cells turn malignant and as they respond to potential cancer therapy agents. ... more
Source: ScienceDaily: Health Medicine News Jul 28, 2014, 12:15 pm (info)

Research reveals how viruses called bacteriophages destroy the bacterium Clostridium difficile, which is becoming a serious problem in hospitals and healthcare institutes, due to its resistance to antibiotics. The study could help bring about a new way of fighting this and other bacteria. ... more
Source: ScienceDaily: Health Medicine News Jul 28, 2014, 12:15 pm (info)

A surprising mechanism behind neurodegeneration in mice, one that involves a defect in a key component of the cellular machinery that makes proteins, known as transfer RNA or tRNA, has been found by researchers. A mutation in a gene that produces tRNAs operating only in the central nervous system results in a "stalling" or pausing of the protein production process in the neuronal ribosomes. When another protein the researchers identified, GTPBP2, is also missing, neurodegeneration results, they ... more
Source: ScienceDaily: Health Medicine News Jul 28, 2014, 12:15 pm (info)

Minority women who received the Human Papillomavirus Vaccination even after becoming sexually active had lower rates of abnormal Pap test results than those who were never vaccinated, researchers report. According to the researchers, continued surveillance of HPV vaccination is necessary to identify clinical benefits, particularly given the low rate of vaccine uptake and completion and vaccination of many young women after sexual debut. ... more
Source: ScienceDaily: Health Medicine News Jul 28, 2014, 12:15 pm (info)

Female triathletes are at risk for pelvic floor disorders, decreased energy, menstrual irregularities and abnormal bone density, according to researchers. "There has been a surge in popularity of high-impact sports such as triathlons, but little has been known until now about the prevalence of pelvic health and certain other issues associated with endurance training and events," said a study investigator. ... more
Source: ScienceDaily: Health Medicine News Jul 28, 2014, 12:15 pm (info)

Targeting a molecule in blood vessels can make cancer therapy significantly more effective, according to research. Researchers have found that a molecule, called focal adhesion kinase (FAK), signals the body to repair itself after chemotherapy or radiotherapy, which kill cancer cells by damaging DNA. When the researchers removed FAK from blood vessels that grew in melanoma or lung cancer models, both chemotherapy and radiation therapies were far more effective in killing the tumors. ... more
Source: ScienceDaily: Health Medicine News Jul 28, 2014, 12:15 pm (info)

Scientists have discovered why medication to treat asthma and pneumonia can become ineffective. The findings show that drugs widely used to treat lung diseases work with the body clock. The research found out that cells lining the lung airways have their own body clock which is the time-keeper for lung inflammation - both conditions cause swelling (inflammation) in the lungs. ... more
Source: ScienceDaily: Health Medicine News Jul 28, 2014, 12:15 pm (info)

Microorganisms like bacteria and fungi can evade treatment by acquiring mutations in the genes targeted by antibiotics or antifungal drugs. These permanent mutations were once thought to be the only way for drug resistant strains to evolve. Now a new study has shown that microorganisms can use a temporary silencing of drug targets -- known as epimutations -- to gain the benefits of drug resistance without the commitment. ... more
Source: ScienceDaily: Health Medicine News Jul 28, 2014, 12:15 pm (info)

A common postoperative complication after open heart operations -- infection at the surgical site -- has been reduced by 77 percent at a Canadian hospital through its participation in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®), according to a new case study. ... more
Source: ScienceDaily: Health Medicine News Jul 28, 2014, 12:15 pm (info)

Using data from over 18,000 patients, scientists have identified more than two dozen genetic risk factors involved in Parkinson's disease, including six that had not been previously reported. "Unraveling the genetic underpinnings of Parkinson's is vital to understanding the multiple mechanisms involved in this complex disease, and hopefully, may one day lead to effective therapies," said the senior author of the study. ... more
Source: ScienceDaily: Health Medicine News Jul 28, 2014, 12:15 pm (info)

Following a healthy lifestyle may lower childhood cancer survivors risk of developing the metabolic syndrome, a study shows. The findings indicate that children with cancer and adults who had cancer when they were children should receive information about how their lifestyle may influence their long-term health. ... more
Source: ScienceDaily: Health Medicine News Jul 28, 2014, 12:15 pm (info)

Two new pill-only antiviral drug regimens could provide shorter, more effective treatment options with fewer side effects for the majority of patients infected with hepatitis C, even those most difficult to treat, according to the results of two studies. Around 150 million people worldwide have chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, a condition that is a major cause of liver cirrhosis and liver cancer. In the USA, numbers of people with HCV-related liver failure and liver cancer are expected ... more
Source: ScienceDaily: Health Medicine News Jul 28, 2014, 12:15 pm (info)

In one of the largest prevalence studies to date, researchers from the UK provide national, regional, and global genotype prevalence estimates for the hepatitis C virus. Findings indicate that genotype 1 is the most prevalent worldwide, with over 83 million patients infected of which one-third reside in East Asia. ... more
Source: ScienceDaily: Health Medicine News Jul 28, 2014, 12:15 pm (info)

Study shows power of combining big data analysis with cutting-edge genomic techniques. ... more

Glycated hemoglobin in fetal cord blood may be an accurate marker of in utero exposure to hyperglycemia, say researchers from Canada. Reuters Health Information ... more
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines Jul 28, 2014, 12:14 pm (info)

Eating green plant membranes every day can help people lose weight by reducing their urge for palatable food, a new study in 38 women suggests. Reuters Health Information ... more
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines Jul 28, 2014, 12:14 pm (info)

Outcomes for living donor liver transplants (LDLT) are as good, if not better, than those for deceased donor liver transplantation (DDLT) when the procedure is done at an experienced center. Reuters Health Information ... more
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines Jul 28, 2014, 12:14 pm (info)

The endometrium in postmenopausal women can provide mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) with adult stem cell properties, new research suggests. Reuters Health Information ... more
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Palivizumab prophylaxis should be limited to infants born before 29 weeks' gestation and to infants with chronic illness such as congenital heart disease or chronic lung disease. Medscape Medical News ... more
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Only high-risk infants should receive meningococcal vaccines, according to the newest AAP recommendations. Medscape Medical News ... more
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The 300-mg dose of omalizumab was most effective compared with placebo, but symptoms recur after treatment is discontinued. Medscape Medical News ... more
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A former employee alleges that Celgene engaged in unlawful marketing of thalidomide and lenalidomide and downplayed risks before the drugs were approved to treat cancer. Medscape Medical News ... more
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines Jul 28, 2014, 12:14 pm (info)

Marketing authorization has been granted in Europe for generic versions of busulfan and filgrastim and for expanded use of denosumab. News Alerts ... more
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Researchers monitored stool samples of two people for a year Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Bacterial Infections, Nutrition ... more
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Study shows they finish 92 percent of what's on their plates, kids eat just 59 percent Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Weight Control ... more
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Study of twins suggests vocabulary, grammar skills largely inherited Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Genes and Gene Therapy, Speech and Language Problems in Children, Twins, Triplets, Multiple Births ... more
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HPV is the main culprit, but vaccination can reduce the risk, experts say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Anal Cancer, HPV, Throat Cancer ... more
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By third trimester, unborn babies respond to rhymes recited by their mothers, research shows Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Fetal Health and Development ... more
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But most men regain their fertility within two years of final treatment, researchers addSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Hodgkin Disease, Lymphoma, Male Infertility ... more
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The mind preserves oxygen to protect itself from the effects of too little fluid, research shows Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Dehydration ... more
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Seniors scored worse on tests than young adults, study says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Memory, Seniors' Health ... more
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Expert offers tips for spotting chlorine poisoning, bacterial infection, secondary drowning in kids Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Child Safety, Water Safety (Recreational) ... more
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Couples with equal levels of academic achievement less likely to split than if husbands have more, study finds Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Divorce ... more
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Jessie Gruman, who sadly died July 14, 2014, was someone I greatly admired as a person and as a patient activist. I interviewed her in late April for research I was conducting on patient activism, and she graciously allowed me to publish the interview, wanting, not surprisingly for those who knew her, to do everything she could to use her experiences to help others. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Fi ... more
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog Jul 28, 2014, 12:14 pm (info)

Part of a series. Is concierge medicine for everyone or is it just for the rich, the 1%? Most people assume it is for the elite and cannot be afforded by the common man, the masses. That is unfortunate because in many cases it can be quite affordable. Here are three examples. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how. ... more
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog Jul 28, 2014, 12:14 pm (info)

Let me begin with by extending a hearty congratulation on matriculating to medical school. The pre-med years were tough with organic chemistry, staying involved with leadership activities, chasing down the elusive letter of recommendation, and sitting for the MCAT. But you did it. Be proud of what you #8217;ve accomplished because you #8217;re one step closer to becoming a doctor. You may have fears, concerns or misgivings about what is coming your way and this is where I step in. In June, I com ... more
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog Jul 28, 2014, 12:14 pm (info)

Has your health insurance coverage been cancelled? Are your rates under the "Affordable" Care Act unaffordable? Join the club at MyCancellationhttp://mycancellation.com/post/66881009752http://mycancellation.com/post/66880955868http://mycancellation.com/post/66881156889http://mycancellation.com/post/69508765121Harry Reid would say this is all lies.I say Harry Reid is a liar.Original content copyright © InsureBlog ... more
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Patients with polymyalgia rheumatica may be more likely to develop vascular disease, study shows ... more
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And teens, college students should make sure their vaccines are up to date, says Academy of Pediatrics ... more
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Study confirmed it helps regulate blood sugar levels, increases insulin sensitivity in people with more of it ... more
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Study found overweight kids who had surgery were more likely to become obese within seven months ... more
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Odds are small, but family, doctors should keep possibility in mind, researchers say ... more
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Lifestyle choices influence long-term outcomes, researcher says ... more
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2 Americans Working in Liberia Are Infected With Ebola /div ... more
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Including improper lifting ... more
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Such as a sudden desire to avoid school ... more
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U.K. researchers found it transferred a tenth of the bacteria that gripping hands did ... more
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Advances in drug treatments approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are giving the 3.2 million Americans with chronic hepatitis C a chance at a longer, healthier life. That's welcome news for baby boomers, a generation that makes up three of four adults with the hepatitis C virus. ... more
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates Jul 28, 2014, 12:14 pm (info)

Most cancer researchers are working on the biology of the tumour. However, Michele Petruzzelli, a member of Erwin Wagner's group at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), has been... ... more
Source: Cancer / Oncology News From Medical News Today Jul 28, 2014, 12:14 pm (info)

Cancer Research UK scientists at Barts Cancer Institute have found that targeting a molecule in blood vessels can make cancer therapy significantly more effective, according to research published... ... more
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Washington State University researchers say ancestral exposures to the pesticide methoxychlor may lead to adult onset kidney disease, ovarian disease and obesity in future generations. ... more

From MedPage Today: Time to End Lethal Injection? The third botched execution of a death row inmate in a year should serve as proof enough that lethal injection won #8217;t work as an execution modality. HIV Cure Still Years Away. The African journalist asked a simple, clear, and direct question: When, people want to know, will there be a cure for HIV? High Urate? Get Moving, Study Finds. Regular exercise significantly lessened the excess mortality risk associated with elevated serum uric acid ... more
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog Jul 28, 2014, 6:14 am (info)

Post title via Gypsy RavenWraithe @flippinth3raya Reality is what you see, what you hear, and you see what you want to see, you hear what you want to hear. Your reality is not mine and for every man and woman on earth reality is different. It is difficult to have someone else see things thru your eyes, especially if their reality is far different than yours. But try, try we must. Most of us long for peace and a world without war. We Are Not Like Them by Naomi Ragen on July 27th, 2014 No p ... more
Source: Hyscience Jul 28, 2014, 6:14 am (info)

The cellular process autophagy appears to not work properly, contributing to the destruction of insulin-producing beta cellsPeople with Type 2 diabetes have an excess of a protein called islet... ... more
Source: Diabetes News From Medical News Today Jul 28, 2014, 6:14 am (info)

Childhood cancer survivors are at risk of developing metabolic syndrome, but a new study shows that following a healthy lifestyle can reduce this risk. ... more

Computer scientists at Carnegie Mellon University, working with high-throughput data generated by breast cancer biologists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, have devised a computational... ... more

Currently, no cure exists for Alzheimer's disease, the devastating neurological disease affecting more than 5 million Americans. ... more

Actin is the most abundant protein in the body, and when you look more closely at its fundamental role in life, it's easy to see why. ... more

A new study has shown that it is possible to predict long-term cancer risk from a chemical exposure by measuring the short-term effects of that same exposure. ... more

Radiotherapy for cancer involves exposing the patient or their tumor more directly to ionizing radiation, such as gamma rays or X-rays. The radiation damages the cancer cells irreparably. ... more

Researchers in Germany and the U.S. have proven for the first time that specific individual cells of the immune system, termed central memory T cells, have all the essential characteristics of adult... ... more

Metastasis, the strategy adopted by tumor cells to transform into an aggressive form of cancer, are often associated with a gloomy prognosis. ... more

One of the skilled nursing facilities I work with has a hospice unit.  We occasionally have patients on the hospice unit who might benefit from physical therapy.  The physical therapists that see patients in the skilled nursing facility say they will talk with the patient about their goals, and if their goals are to maintain their current level of functioning, they will work with the patient.  If the goals are to improve their physical function, they cannot offer that type of support. This se ... more
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog Jul 28, 2014, 12:14 am (info)

Beginning with the Institute of Medicine #8217;s (IOM) landmark Quality Chasm report in the late 1990s, the health policy establishment, the medical profession and the American public began to hear a new and disconcerting message: American health care was not patient-centered. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how. ... more
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog Jul 27, 2014, 6:14 pm (info)

The house was getting cold.  My wife and kids snuggled in their blankets as I crept out of bed and checked the thermostat.  The subzero winter air howled as a blustery morning took shape outside our windows.   I looked at the digital display with disbelief and manually tapped the screen with my finger, hoping that the jarring motion would loosen the exact faulty screw leading to our frigid state.  No luck.  The thermostat was working just fine.  The problem was much more sinister.  I cove ... more
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog Jul 27, 2014, 6:14 pm (info)

As a family physician whose practice deals exclusively in the treatment of obesity, it strikes me as remarkable how little we understand about the disease, which is Canada s second-leading cause of preventable death. In every region of the developed world, obesity doubled in the twenty years between 1988 and 2008, according to World Health Organization, which now count more than a half-billion of Earth s population as obese. The Public Health Agency of Canada says obesity costs our nation so ... more
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog Jul 27, 2014, 6:14 pm (info)

Victoria University researchers are teaming up with Fitness Australia to improve participation in structured exercise. ... more
Source: Virtual Medical Centre Medical News Jul 27, 2014, 12:16 pm (info)

Skin cancer cells work together to spread further and faster, according to a new study. In a tumor, the faster growing cells 'piggy-back' along with the more invasive cells, so together they can be more effective in establishing a new tumor once they have reached different parts of the body, the researchers report. ... more
Source: ScienceDaily: Health Medicine News Jul 27, 2014, 12:16 pm (info)

Researchers have found that early joint attention -- such as making eye contact to communicate about a toy, without smiling -- predicts later autism symptoms. The findings help identify children that can benefit from early interventions. ... more
Source: ScienceDaily: Health Medicine News Jul 27, 2014, 12:16 pm (info)

A rare procedure occasionally performed during Jewish circumcisions that involves direct oral suction is a likely source of herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) transmissions, a literature review has found. The practice - known as metzitzah b peh - and its link to HSV-1 infections have sparked international debate in recent years, yet no systematic review of the literature has been published in a peer-reviewed journal examining the association and potential risk. ... more
Source: ScienceDaily: Health Medicine News Jul 27, 2014, 12:16 pm (info)

Eliminating hepatitis C virus infection is feasible, can provide economic benefits, enhance capacity to address other health challenges, and improve health care disparities, an expert argues. More than 185 million people worldwide, 3 percent of the world's population, are living with HCV and 350,000 die each year. ... more
Source: ScienceDaily: Health Medicine News Jul 27, 2014, 12:16 pm (info)

Among children with sporadic nephrotic syndrome, genetic mutations in the kidney s filtration barrier were frequently linked with a lack of response to immunosuppressive treatments, researchers report. The genetic test was even more predictive than a kidney biopsy for identifying children who would not benefit from immunosuppressive therapies. ... more
Source: ScienceDaily: Health Medicine News Jul 27, 2014, 12:16 pm (info)

Ferric citrate effectively reduced blood phosphorus levels while increasing iron stores and decreasing the need for intravenous iron and anemia medications in dialysis patients, researchers report after conducting a study. The medication may help reduce complications and costs associated with kidney disease care. ... more
Source: ScienceDaily: Health Medicine News Jul 27, 2014, 12:16 pm (info)

Millions of people in the United States have a circulatory problem of the legs called peripheral vascular disease. It can be painful and may even require surgery in serious cases. This disease can lead to severe skeletal muscle wasting and, in turn, limb amputation. Scientists have tested a non-surgical preventative treatment in a mouse model of the disease and it was associated with increased blood circulation. ... more
Source: ScienceDaily: Health Medicine News Jul 27, 2014, 12:16 pm (info)

A sake brewery has its own microbial terroir, meaning the microbial populations found on surfaces in the facility resemble those found in the product, creating the final flavor according to research. This is the first time investigators have taken a microbial census of a sake brewery. ... more
Source: ScienceDaily: Health Medicine News Jul 27, 2014, 12:16 pm (info)

Researchers may have found a way to delay or even prevent Alzheimer's disease. They discovered that pre-treatment of neurons with the anti-aging protein Klotho can prevent neuron death in the presence of the toxic amyloid protein and glutamate. Alzheimer's disease is the most frequent age-related dementia affecting 5.4 million Americans including 13 percent of people age 65 and older and more than 40 percent of people over the age of 85. ... more
Source: ScienceDaily: Health Medicine News Jul 27, 2014, 12:16 pm (info)

For the first time, scientists generated induced pluripotent stem cells lines from skin samples of patients with primary progressive multiple sclerosis and further, they developed an accelerated protocol to induce these stem cells into becoming oligodendrocytes, the myelin-forming cells of the central nervous system implicated in multiple sclerosis and many other diseases. ... more
Source: ScienceDaily: Health Medicine News Jul 27, 2014, 12:16 pm (info)

Shift work is linked to a heightened risk of developing type 2 diabetes, with the risk seemingly greatest among men and those working rotating shift patterns, indicates an analysis of the available evidence. This heightened risk rose to 37% for men, after further analysis to look at the potential effects of gender, study design, study location, job, shift schedule, body mass index (BMI), family history of diabetes and physical activity levels. ... more
Source: ScienceDaily: Health Medicine News Jul 27, 2014, 12:16 pm (info)

Life events such as visiting another country or contracting a disease cause a significant shift in the make-up of the gut microbiota -- the community of bacteria living in the digestive system, according to. Two participants in a recent study used smartphone apps to collect information every day for a year. The authors think the method could be rolled out to studies of human-bacteria relationships with many more participants. ... more
Source: ScienceDaily: Health Medicine News Jul 27, 2014, 12:16 pm (info)

A new technology can now be utilized on patients called the Quotient® ADHD Test. t is FDA-cleared for the objective measurement of hyperactivity, impulsivity and inattention, as an aid in the assessment of ADHD. ADHD is a common childhood condition characterized by more than normal difficulty with focus, behavior control, impulsivity and hyperactivity. ... more
Source: ScienceDaily: Health Medicine News Jul 27, 2014, 12:16 pm (info)

A novel approach to preventing cervical cancer has been described by researchers, based on findings showing successful reduction in the risk of cervical cancer after removal of a discrete population of cells in the cervix. The findings come from a study that looked at squamocolumnar junction cells, or SCJ cells. These cells reside in the cervical canal and have been implicated as the origins of cervical cancer. ... more
Source: ScienceDaily: Health Medicine News Jul 27, 2014, 12:16 pm (info)

States that allow officers to pull over a driver for texting while driving saw fewer deaths than those that use secondary enforcement of texting bans. Some states have banned all drivers from texting while driving, while others have banned only young drivers. Also, some states' texting bans entail secondary enforcement, meaning an officer must have another reason to stop a vehicle, like speeding or running a red light, before citing a driver for texting while driving. These differences appear to ... more
Source: ScienceDaily: Health Medicine News Jul 27, 2014, 12:16 pm (info)

In the first broad-scale estimate of air pollution removal by trees nationwide, scientists have calculated that trees are saving more than 850 human lives a year and preventing 670,000 incidences of acute respiratory symptoms. The study considered four pollutants for which the U.S. EPA has established air quality standards: nitrogen dioxide, ozone, sulfur dioxide, and particulate matter less than 2.5 microns (PM2.5) in aerodynamic diameter. ... more
Source: ScienceDaily: Health Medicine News Jul 27, 2014, 12:16 pm (info)

A mouse model has been created providing the first in vivo evidence that epigenetic alterations alone can cause cancer. Epigenetic alterations don't change the DNA sequence but how it is 'read.' In particular, DNA methylation, the addition of a methyl group (or molecule), is an epigenetic switch that can stably turn off genes, suggesting the potential to cause cancer just as a genetic mutation can. Until now, direct evidence that DNA methylation drives cancer formation was lacking. ... more
Source: ScienceDaily: Health Medicine News Jul 27, 2014, 12:16 pm (info)

Dr. Liu, I don t think he has diverticulitis. So said the second-year medical student. She had just completed her first year of anatomy, biochemistry, pathology, and introduction to doctoring at the local medical school. One of the sharpest medical students I ve proctored. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how. ... more
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog Jul 27, 2014, 12:14 pm (info)

Today, I celebrated mental health care.  And this was after a morning of battling with insurance companies, patching together community care plans, trying to create an inpatient bed for a suicidal patient where none exist, and arguing with agencies for better patient support. I work on a busy inpatient psychiatric unit that provides a daily reminder of the beauty, heartache, and pain that define living with mental illness.  The diverse stories of each patient I treat range from energizing to ... more
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog Jul 27, 2014, 12:14 pm (info)

Many hospitals rely on bond funding for their expansion and the purchase of new equipment.  Revenue that is created by the hospital is then used to pay back the bondholders.  The risk to bondholders is that they are generally paid after the hospital pays its operational expenses.  Therefore, if the hospital is less profitable than expected (or not profitable at all), bondholders assume the financial risk. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your o ... more
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog Jul 27, 2014, 12:14 pm (info)

Couples with equal levels of academic achievement less likely to split than if husbands have more, study finds ... more
Source: healthfinder.gov Daily News Jul 27, 2014, 12:14 pm (info)

U.S. Doctor Working in Liberia Is Infected With Ebola /div ... more
Source: healthfinder.gov Daily News Jul 27, 2014, 12:14 pm (info)

Odds are, there's a virus living inside your gut that has gone undetected by scientists for decades. ... more

Medicine focuses almost entirely on fighting chronic diseases in a piecemeal fashion as symptoms develop. ... more

Researchers from Vanderbilt University genetically modified a bacterial strain to produce a compound that was found to reduce obesity and related complications in mice. ... more

The rich, bored, pubescently soft, white-trash first. Forget that he has the "right" (for now anyway) to do what he pleases with his possessions because he is fortunate enough to be born American - I assume. But one is not born with character and it is something he sorely lacks. "White-trash" obviously has no grasp of what the Purple Heart symbolizes. And if that little piece of metal and ribbon as a symbol means nothing, if the ghost of some man past and the sacrifices he will have mad ... more
Source: Hyscience Jul 27, 2014, 6:14 am (info)

Odds are, there's a virus living inside your gut that has gone undetected by scientists for decades. ... more
Source: Diabetes News From Medical News Today Jul 27, 2014, 6:14 am (info)

Medicine focuses almost entirely on fighting chronic diseases in a piecemeal fashion as symptoms develop. ... more
Source: Diabetes News From Medical News Today Jul 27, 2014, 6:14 am (info)

The potential for clinical use of induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) technology for transplant-based therapeutic strategies has previously been hindered by the risk of dysregulated cell growth... ... more

By using brightly hued dyes, George Mason University researchers discovered an innovative way to reveal where proteins touch each other, possibly leading to new treatments for cancer, arthritis... ... more

Background: The aim of our study was to assess the postoperative course of bilateral anterior sternothoracotomy (BAT) in children with sarcoma metastases, in a curative care perspective. Methods: We reviewed the records of seven patients younger than 18 years old, who underwent surgical procedures for sarcoma metastasis to the lung between 2000 and 2012. We compared the postoperative course of the BAT group with that of patients who underwent unilateral posterolateral thoracotomies (PLTs) for th ... more

A study of Australians who have attempted suicide has found many made the attempt feeling they were a burdenrsquo; and believed their family a ... more
Source: Virtual Medical Centre Medical News Jul 27, 2014, 12:15 am (info)

Having been both a nurse and a doctor, most of the questions I get from readers have to do with making the decision between nursing and medicine.  Let s lay aside for a moment the reality that the fields are totally different and that direct comparisons are useless. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how. ... more
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog Jul 27, 2014, 12:14 am (info)

Over at Benefit Revolution, Craig Gottwals has an in-depth look at the 90 day grace period conundrum (about which Bob first blogged here last year). Briefly, folks who buy a plan on-Exchange (and who get a subsidy) have a unique opportunity to game the system in a big way.Craig's post also features an interesting video of his (very) recent appearance on the A G Radio show discussing the issue.Nice job, Craig!Original content copyright © InsureBlog ... more
Source: InsureBlog Jul 27, 2014, 12:14 am (info)

Luxury goods are items that people purchase in disproportionately greater amounts as their income increases. That s how economists think of them anyway. But for the average American, a luxury good means something else. We tend to think of luxury goods being things like designer clothing, luxury cars, and high-end restaurants. Our minds fill with images of Gucci, Burberry, and Luis Vuitton, or Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, and Ferrari. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to ... more
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog Jul 26, 2014, 6:14 pm (info)

Statins, a class of drugs commonly used to lower cholesterol levels, significantly reduce a patient's risk of developing Barrett's esophagus, according to a new study in Gastroenterology1, the... ... more

Unlocking the secrets to better treating the pernicious disorders of obesity and dementia reside in the brain, according to a paper from American University's Center for Behavioral Neuroscience. ... more

Researchers from Florida State University found mice that developed obesity by eating a high-fat diet only had 50% of the brain cells responsible for encoding odor signals. ... more

Test your medicine knowledge with the MKSAP challenge, in partnership with the American College of Physicians. A 68-year-old woman is assessed for a 6-month history of progressive exertional leg discomfort, described as a #8220;heaviness #8221; involving both calves. The symptoms are relieved within 5 to 10 minutes of rest. She has noted the same limiting heaviness with bicycling. Medical history is significant for hypertension, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and hyperlipidemia; she does not smoke ... more
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog Jul 26, 2014, 12:14 pm (info)

I m simultaneously a behavioral researcher, an ethicist, and a hopeless Facebook addict, so I ve been thinking a lot about a recent controversial study in which researchers manipulated the emotional content of 689,003 Facebook users news feeds. In summary, users who saw fewer of their friends posts expressing negative emotions went on to express more positive and fewer negative emotions in their own posts, while users who saw fewer posts expressing positive emotions went on to expres ... more
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog Jul 26, 2014, 12:14 pm (info)

Last week, I took a 6-day vacation.  Two days before and two days after, I put in a total of 32 unpaid hours of work which was cut short by a call from my daughter asking me why I am working during my time off.  While away with my family, I ran into people of different walks of life and noted that few understand what goes through the mind of a doctor when he or she takes time off.  Here s a glimpse. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your onlin ... more
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog Jul 26, 2014, 12:14 pm (info)

But most men regain their fertility within two years of final treatment, researchers add ... more
Source: healthfinder.gov Daily News Jul 26, 2014, 12:14 pm (info)

By third trimester, unborn babies respond to rhymes recited by their mothers, research shows ... more
Source: healthfinder.gov Daily News Jul 26, 2014, 12:14 pm (info)

Expert offers tips for spotting chlorine poisoning, bacterial infection, secondary drowning in kids ... more
Source: healthfinder.gov Daily News Jul 26, 2014, 12:14 pm (info)

Statins, a class of drugs commonly used to lower cholesterol levels, significantly reduce a patient's risk of developing Barrett's esophagus, according to a new study in Gastroenterology1, the... ... more
Source: Cancer / Oncology News From Medical News Today Jul 26, 2014, 12:14 pm (info)

Low-dose otelixizumab was safe but did not preserve beta-cell function in patients with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes in a phase 3 trial; GSK has started a new dosing study. Medscape Medical News ... more
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines Jul 26, 2014, 12:14 am (info)

Results from TURQUOISE-1 and PHOTON-2 show that interferon-free regimens are achieving impressive response rates with few adverse events in patients coinfected with hep C and HIV. Medscape Medical News ... more
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines Jul 26, 2014, 12:14 am (info)

Fluticasone propionate 50 mcg nasal spray is the first and only OTC nasal spray for hay fever and upper respiratory allergies. Medscape Medical News ... more
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines Jul 26, 2014, 12:14 am (info)

Since joining my current practice two years ago, I #8217;ve noticed that I care for a disproportionate number of immigrants of Chinese and other Asian descent compared to my colleagues. Although both of my parents were born in Taiwan, I don #8217;t speak Mandarin or have special expertise on medical conditions common in Asian Americans. Nonetheless, Asian patients seem more comfortable with me anyway. Similarly, U.S. health workforce analyses show that underrepresented minority physicians (Black ... more
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog Jul 26, 2014, 12:14 am (info)

It may seem as if there s been an influx of violent and otherwise inappropriate shows on TV these days. This can lead to many assumptions about television in general. But it shouldn t keep you from seeking out the best cable TV deals and programming that are both good and child-friendly at the same time. One way to do that is to pay attention to the Television Parental Guidelines. Television Parental Guideline Ratings You see these ratings all the time, but you may not have ever taken the ti ... more
Source: WorldHealthCareBlog.org Jul 25, 2014, 6:15 pm (info)

Agave has become a popular sweetener for people looking for natural alternatives to white sugar and high-fructose corn syrup. But is agave really any healthier? ... more
Source: WebMD Health Jul 25, 2014, 6:15 pm (info)

When the blood-thinner drug Pradaxa (dabigatran) was FDA-approved in 2010 to prevent stroke in people at high risk, a major selling point was that it doesn't require frequent blood tests and dose adjustments like the old standby drug, warfarin. ... more
Source: WebMD Health Jul 25, 2014, 6:15 pm (info)

WebMD reports on the lifestyle habits that may help you manage your migraines. ... more
Source: WebMD Health Jul 25, 2014, 6:15 pm (info)

Injected blood thinners don t prevent pregnancy complications in women who may be prone to blood clots, a new study shows. ... more
Source: WebMD Health Jul 25, 2014, 6:15 pm (info)

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified neural pathways that increase understanding of how the brain regulates body weight, energy expenditure, and blood glucose levels a discovery that can lead to new therapies for treating Type ... more
Source: UT Southwestern Medical Center News Jul 25, 2014, 6:15 pm (info)