• By Medscape   -   Dec 14, 2017

    $48 MILLION AWARD VS CHICAGO PEDIATRICIAN IN CHILD MURDER

    The jury handed down a huge judgment in the wrongful death case against a doctor charged with medical negligence for not detecting...

    Hands, Child, Pediatrics, News
  • By Medscape   -   Dec 14, 2017

    FRACKING LINKED TO LOW BIRTHWEIGHT, WORSE INFANT HEALTH

    Infants born to mothers who lived within 3 km of a fracking site had lower birth weight and worse infant health, a study found; the...

    Ob, Gyn & Women's Health, News
  • By Medscape   -   Dec 14, 2017

    BOTH LOW, HIGH HDL-C LEVELS PREDICT INFECTIONS IN COHORT STUDY

    HDL is both complex and misunderstood, say researchers who saw the U-shaped curve for infection events by HDL cholesterol levels in...

    Cholesterol, Cardiology, News
  • By Medscape   -   Dec 14, 2017

    FDA REAFFIRMS ADVICE AGAINST USE OF MORCELLATORS FOR FIBROIDS

    An updated review leads the FDA to reaffirm their recommendation against the use of power morcellators to remove uterine fibroids in...

    Power, Ob, Gyn & Women's Health, News Alert
  • By Medscape   -   Dec 14, 2017

    MYSTERIOUS ILLNESS AFFECTING 24 AMERICANS IN CUBA: WHAT WE KNOW

    Patients' symptoms and their possible causes have been closely examined, but their etiology is still unknown. Medscape Medical News

    Neurology & Neurosurgery, News
  • By Medscape   -   Dec 14, 2017

    MEDTRONIC SETTLES STATES' PROBE INTO INFUSE MARKETING FOR $12 MILLION

    Medtronic Plc has agreed to pay $12 million to resolve claims that the company engaged in a deceptive marketing strategy to promote...

    Medscape Today, News
  • By Medscape   -   Dec 14, 2017

    WAR-TORN YEMEN FACES NEW THREAT OF DEADLY DIPHTHERIA OUTBREAK, AID GROUPS SAY

    Reuters Health Information

    Face, AIDS, Medscape Today, News
  • By Medscape   -   Dec 14, 2017

    U.S. STUDY SHEDS LIGHT ON HOW ZIKA CAUSES NERVE DISORDER

    A new study sheds light on how the mosquito-borne Zika virus causes a rare neurological condition, and the findings could have implications...

    Vaccination, Neurology, Medscape Today, News
  • By Medscape   -   Dec 14, 2017

    OHIO PASSES LAW BARRING ABORTION OVER DOWN SYNDROME DIAGNOSIS

    Women in Ohio would be prohibited from receiving abortions because of a fetal Down syndrome diagnosis under a bill that passed the...

    Abortion, Medscape Today, News
  • By Medscape   -   Dec 14, 2017

    BUMPER CROP OF NEW DRUGS FAILS TO LIFT BIG PHARMA R&D RETURNS

    It is shaping up to be a bumper year for drug approvals, with U.S. officials clearing twice as many novel medicines as in 2016, yet...

    Lifting, Drugs, Medscape Today, News
  • By Medscape   -   Dec 14, 2017

    HIGH-INTENSITY EXERCISE MAY CUT PARKINSON'S MOTOR SYMPTOMS

    Patients with de novo Parkinson's disease receiving high-intensity treadmill training had lower 6-month motor symptom scores than those...

    Parkinson, Neurology & Neurosurgery, News
  • By Medscape   -   Dec 14, 2017

    MORE TEENS VAPING, FEWER MISUSING OPIOIDS

    The latest federal data on adolescent drug use show that both vaping and marijuana are more popular than traditional cigarettes, and...

    Drugs, Adolescence, Psychiatry, News
  • By Medscape   -   Dec 14, 2017

    ADSORBENT DRUG MAY HELP SHIELD MICROBIOME FROM ANTIBIOTICS' ILL EFFECTS

    An experimental product based on activated charcoal may help protect the gut microbiome from disruption by antibiotics, a phase 1 randomized...

    Drugs, Medscape Today, News
  • By Medscape   -   Dec 14, 2017

    U.S. LESS GENEROUS THAN EUROPEAN NATIONS WITH DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE

    The U.S. contributes more than any other nation in development assistance for health to low- and middle-income countries, but its generosity...

    Medscape Today, News
  • By Medscape   -   Dec 14, 2017

    LOW-COST, HANDHELD DEVICE RELIABLY DETECTS NEONATAL JAUNDICE

    Reuters Health Information

    Medscape Today, News
  • By Medscape   -   Dec 14, 2017

    SHIFT WORK LINKED TO BURNOUT IN SLEEP-DEPRIVED NURSES

    Shift-work nurses who have sleep problems are more likely to experience career burnout that has the potential to compromise their job...

    Sleep, Medscape Today, News
  • By Medscape   -   Dec 14, 2017

    MUSIC THERAPY MAY HELP EASE DEPRESSION

    Traditional depression treatments like psychotherapy or medication might work better for some patients when doctors add a dose of music...

    Depression, Medscape Today, News
  • By Medscape   -   Dec 14, 2017

    HEAD AND NECK CANCER SURVIVORS HAVE LONG-LASTING COGNITIVE PROBLEMS

    Patients who survive head and neck cancer may be more likely to experience declines in cognitive function than people who don't have...

    Tumors, Cancer, Medscape Today, News
  • By Medscape   -   Dec 14, 2017

    IN-HOSPITAL DEATH HIGHER FOR AF PATIENTS IN RURAL CENTERS

    The observational study had its limitations, but it should be viewed as a "motivational call to initiate prospective studies with the...

    Hospital, Cardiology, News
  • By Medscape   -   Dec 14, 2017

    ALCOHOL ABUSE: CRAVING SCORES, PREDICT RELAPSE RISK

    Scores on an alcohol craving assessment scale, combined with early-age drinking, are reliable predictors of long-term relapse risk...

    Alcohol, Psychiatry, News