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  • newMedicare $$ for Residencies: IOM Explains Reasoning
    (MedPage Today) -- Authors of this week's Institute of Medicine report on graduate medical education explain their thinking behind the recommendations for dramatic overhaul in government funding.
    - 15 hours ago, 30 Jul 14, 10:29pm -
  • newRheumShorts: MRI in RA, Fostamatinib, Statins and Rituximab (CME/CE)
    (MedPage Today) -- Studies this week in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases highlighted the potential role for MRI in predicting progression in early rheumatoid arthritis (RA), negative results with fostamatinib, and the use of statins among patients ta…
    - 16 hours ago, 30 Jul 14, 9:34pm -
  • newDepression in Elderly Not Related to Dementia Markers (CME/CE)
    (MedPage Today) -- Depression was associated with cognitive impairment in a cohort of elderly individuals but not with specific brain abnormalities that underlie most dementias, researchers said.
    - 17 hours ago, 30 Jul 14, 8:57pm -
  • newCalif. Considers Bilingual Drug Labels
    (MedPage Today) -- This week California?s Board of Pharmacy will discuss new regulations that would require all pharmacies in California to provide translated labels on prescription drug bottles.
    - 18 hours ago, 30 Jul 14, 7:37pm -
  • newRoom for Improvement -- Even in Quality Measures
    (MedPage Today) -- Even quality measures can benefit from quality improvement, according to health policy expert David Nash, MD, MBA.
    - 18 hours ago, 30 Jul 14, 7:00pm -
  • newKennedy Rebuts Critics on Thimerosal
    (MedPage Today) -- On July 24, MedPage Today published a blog post on Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s upcoming book on thimerosal in vaccines. Kennedy responded in an interview Tuesday.
    - 19 hours ago, 30 Jul 14, 6:30pm -
  • newEndoType: Health Nuts? They Grow on Trees
    (MedPage Today) -- A tree nut industry group is reaping the fruits of its labor this week, with the publication of two positive studies that it sponsored.
    - 19 hours ago, 30 Jul 14, 6:00pm -
  • newMenopause HT Doesn't Touch Arterial Plaque
    (MedPage Today) -- Hormone replacement therapy early in menopause does not reduce the risk of atherosclerosis in low-risk women, a finding now confirmed by data from the KEEPS trial.
    - 20 hours ago, 30 Jul 14, 5:45pm -
  • newPrediction Update: Heart - Medical 2
    (MedPage Today) -- Early this year we asked, "What will be the most important clinical development in cardiovascular medicine in 2014?" Now, at the half-year mark, our experts review how their predictions are holding up.
    - 21 hours ago, 30 Jul 14, 4:02pm -
  • newMorning Break: How To Win A Malpractice Suit
    (MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff.
    - 24 hours ago, 30 Jul 14, 1:45pm -
  • Compromise Reached on Vets' Healthcare
    WASHINGTON (MedPage Today) -- Congressional leaders appear to have reached a compromise on a bill to improve healthcare for military veterans, many of whom have been struggling with long waits at Veterans Affairs healthcare facilities.
    - 2 days ago, 29 Jul 14, 10:27pm -

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Celebrating 100 Years of Preventing and Treating Heart Disease at Mayo Clinic
W. Bruce Fye, M.D., Mayo Clinic cardiologist and Director of the Mayo Clinic Center for the History of Medicine, observes milestones in the history of cardiology at Mayo Clinic from the era of World War II to the present. For more information, htt…
- 22 hours ago, 30 Jul 14, 3:26pm -
Vulvar Pain – Mayo Clinic Women’s Health Clinic
For an appointment at the Mayo Clinic Women’s Health Clinic, please call 1-507-538-3270 or visit www.mayoclinic.org, and specify the Women’s Health Clinic. Vulvodynia is a term that simply means pain of the vulva. Vulvodynia is a silent epidem…
- 22 hours ago, 30 Jul 14, 3:20pm -
Early Menopause – Mayo Clinic Women’s Health Clinic
For an appointment at the Mayo Clinic Women’s Health Clinic, please call 1-507-538-3270 or visit www.mayoclinic.org, and specify the Women’s Health Clinic. Cessation of periods prior to age 45 years can lead to early heart disease, memory issue…
- 22 hours ago, 30 Jul 14, 3:20pm -
Perimenopause – Mayo Clinic Women’s Health Clinic
For an appointment at the Mayo Clinic Women’s Health Clinic, please call 1-507-538-3270 or visit www.mayoclinic.org, and specify the Women’s Health Clinic. Perimenopause is the time leading up to the last menstrual period during which significa…
- 22 hours ago, 30 Jul 14, 3:20pm -
Cancer and Sexual Health – Mayo Clinic Women’s Health Clinic
For an appointment at the Mayo Clinic Women’s Health Clinic, please call 1-507-538-3270 or visit www.mayoclinic.org, and specify the Women’s Health Clinic. Cancer treatments, like chemotherapy and radiation, can cause sexual health concerns. Ye…
- 22 hours ago, 30 Jul 14, 3:20pm -
Low Sexual Desire Biological Aspects – Mayo Clinic Women’s Health Clinic
For an appointment at the Mayo Clinic Women’s Health Clinic, please call 1-507-538-3270 or visit www.mayoclinic.org, and specify the Women’s Health Clinic. Low sexual desire or low libido can be very distressful to the person and her sexual par…
- 22 hours ago, 30 Jul 14, 3:20pm -

Reuters health news

  • newAstraZeneca steps up push into cancer immunotherapy
    LONDON (Reuters) - AstraZeneca is accelerating its push into cancer immunotherapy, with plans to test a key experimental drug in new tumor types.
    - 35 mins ago, 31 Jul 14, 12:54pm -
  • newSierra Leone declares state of emergency over Ebola
    FREETOWN/ACCRA (Reuters) - Sierra Leone declared a state of emergency and called in troops to quarantine epicentres of Ebola on Thursday, joining Liberia in imposing tough controls to curb the worst ever outbreak of the virus amid fears it could spre…
    - 1 hour ago, 31 Jul 14, 12:09pm -
  • newHungarian scientists aim for prototype of cancer surgery device
    BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungarian scientists are aiming for the first prototype of a new device in two years that will help surgeons distinguish between healthy tissue and tumors in a split-second as they operate and remove cancerous tissue precisely.…
    - 1 hour ago, 31 Jul 14, 12:01pm -
  • newFDA raises concern over drug production process at India's Cadila
    MUMBAI (Reuters) - India's Cadila Healthcare Ltd is responding to certain observations the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made after conducting a "product specific" inspection of its Moraiya manufacturing plant, a company spokeswoman said on…
    - 2 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 10:59am -
  • newChina seizes 12 tonnes of melamine tainted yoghurt candy
    BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese police have seized almost 12 tonnes (1.1023 ton) of yoghurt candy tainted with melamine, state media said on Thursday, an industrial chemical at the center of a scandal in 2008 in which six infants died and thousands were…
    - 3 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 10:56am -
  • newAstraZeneca raises forecasts after seeing off Pfizer
    LONDON (Reuters) - AstraZeneca raised its sales and earnings forecasts for the year on Thursday, showing resilience after seeing off a $118 billion takeover approach from rival Pfizer two months ago.
    - 3 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 10:51am -
  • newIndia's battle against unneeded medical care finds World Bank support
    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India needs to curtail excessive medical care that leads to patient overspending as more people get health insurance, the World Bank said on Thursday, adding voice to a growing chorus against overtreatment in the country.
    - 3 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 10:43am -
  • newNovartis apologizes for not disclosing side-effects of leukemia drugs sooner
    TOKYO (Reuters) - The Japanese unit of Novartis AG apologized on Thursday for failing to report to authorities in a timely manner side-effects of its leukemia drugs, in the company's latest scandal in the country.
    - 3 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 10:31am -
  • newSanofi lifts profit forecast as second quarter beats expectations
    PARIS (Reuters) - French drugmaker Sanofi raised its full-year profit forecast on Thursday as it posted stronger than expected quarterly earnings, driven by its rare disease and diabetes businesses and higher sales in emerging markets.
    - 4 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 9:38am -
  • newSierra Leone president declares public health emergency over Ebola
    FREETOWN (Reuters) - Sierra Leone has declared a public health emergency to tackle the worst ever outbreak of Ebola and will call in security forces to quarantine epicenters of the deadly virus, President Ernest Bai Koroma said in a statement.
    - 5 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 8:07am -
  • newKhosla-backed startup hopes to bring doctors to patients' mobiles
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - HealthTap Chief Executive Officer Ron Gutman believes paying the doctor a visit is expensive and time-consuming. So why not bring the doctor to the patient - digitally?
    - 13 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 12:10am -
  • newLiberia shuts schools as Ebola spreads, Peace Corps leaves three countries
    DAKAR (Reuters) - Liberia will close schools and consider quarantining some communities, it said on Wednesday, rolling out the toughest measures yet imposed by a West African government to halt the worst outbreak on record of the deadly Ebola virus.…
    - 13 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 12:06am -
  • newLiberia shuts schools as Ebola spreads, Peace Corps leaves West Africa
    DAKAR (Reuters) - Liberia will close schools and consider quarantining some communities, it said on Wednesday, rolling out the toughest measures yet imposed by a West African government to halt the worst outbreak on record of the deadly Ebola virus.…
    - 14 hours ago, 30 Jul 14, 11:55pm -
  • newLiberia shuts schools, considers quarantine to curb Ebola
    DAKAR (Reuters) - Liberia will close schools and consider quarantining some communities, it said on Wednesday, announcing the toughest measures yet imposed by a West African government to halt the worst Ebola outbreak on record.
    - 14 hours ago, 30 Jul 14, 11:54pm -
  • newJ&J seeks return of device seen as possibly raising cancer risk
    (Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson said on Wednesday it plans to ask doctors to return its power morcellators, a controversial surgical device that may inadvertently spread cancer in women being treated for uterine growths called fibroids.
    - 15 hours ago, 30 Jul 14, 10:12pm -

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  • newWaistline warning links obesity to diabetes
    Large waist means five times higher risk of type 2 diabetesRelated items from OnMedicaWaist size predicts type 2 diabetes riskPublic 'ignorant' of waist size diabetes riskWeight loss cuts risk of type 2 diabetesPut families at heart of helping obese…
    - 13 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 12:00am -
  • newNHS will have to prove it is free of racial inequality
    Trusts and CCGs will have to meet racial equality standards Related items from OnMedicaThe healthcare equality challengeInternational doctors do less well in MRCGPWomen failing to achieve senior NHS leadership roles, research findsMRCGP clinical ass…
    - 13 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 12:00am -
  • new40 million people now have a summary care record
    Plans to roll out records to GP out-of-hours services and A&ERelated items from OnMedicaPatient health recordsUK’s GPs rank first for using technologyFrom suitcases to systemsCost is main barrier to adoption of electronic recordsGPs need to be part…
    - 13 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 12:00am -
  • newNumber of dementia cases rises sharply
    62% rise in dementia cases in past seven yearsRelated items from OnMedicaOne in five people with dementia gets no supportThe increasing incidence of dementiaDementia rate has fallen by a quarter in 20 yearsDementia targets will lead to overdiagnosisC…
    - 13 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 12:00am -
  • newExperts warn many salads have high salt content
    One salad can have a day’s worth of salt, says expert bodyRelated items from OnMedicaCharity calls for dramatic cut in sugar consumptionCall for 'sugar tax' to curb child obesityHigh salt content of certain meds boosts risk of cardiovascular proble…
    - 13 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 12:00am -

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YouTube: New England Journal of Medicine

Flea and Miracidium Emerging from Egg Recorded with Pocket Camera
Video 1 shows a type of flea believed to cause multiple skin lesions and recorded with a pocket camera. Video 2 shows an egg with a terminal spine characteristic of Schistosoma hematobium, obtained from a urine specimen from the patient with skin les…
- 14 days ago, 17 Jul 14, 7:41pm -
Wing-Beating Tremor
A low-frequency, high-amplitude, posture-induced arm tremor, elicited by sustained abduction of the arms, with flexed elbows and palms facing downward, is characteristic of Wilson's disease.See the NEJM article: http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056…
- 28 days ago, 3 Jul 14, 1:48pm -
Video Interviews with Arnold "Bud" Relman in 2012
Arnold ("Bud") Relman, who served as editor-in-chief of the Journal from 1977 through 1991, died on June 17, 2014, from complications of advanced malignant melanoma. On June 25, the editors published an editorial in memoriam.See the editorial, "Arn…
- 34 days ago, 27 Jun 14, 5:09pm -
Quincke's Sign
The alternating blanching and flushing of the skin may be the result of focal arteriolar dilatation, seen here in an area of reactive dermatitis due to insect bites on the patient's knee.See the NEJM article: http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NE…
- 48 days ago, 13 Jun 14, 3:03pm -
Gait Analysis of a Man in Military Who Was Injured by an IED in Afghanistan
Video shows computerized gait analysis performed approximately four months and one year, four months after his injury.See the NEJM article, "Case 15-2014 — A Man in the Military Who Was Injured by an Improvised Explosive Device in Afghanistan": h…
- 77 days ago, 15 May 14, 2:47pm -
Leg Venographic Images Obtained before and after Thrombolysis
In the first video, a cine loop of contrast-material injection before thrombolysis shows complete occlusion of the right femoral vein. In the second video, a cine loop of contrast-material injection after catheter-directed thrombolysis and 24-hour in…
- 87 days ago, 5 May 14, 2:17pm -

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  • newEbola death toll rises to 729: WHO
    Geneva (AFP) - Fifty-seven more deaths from the Ebola epidemic spreading alarm in west Africa have pushed the overall fatality toll from the outbreak to 729, the World Health Organization said Thursday.
    - 29 mins ago, 31 Jul 14, 1:00pm -
  • newAstraZeneca steps up push into cancer immunotherapy
    By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - AstraZeneca is accelerating its push into cancer immunotherapy, with plans to test a key experimental drug in new tumor types. The company is seen as No. 4 in a race to develop the first drug in a new class that fi…
    - 35 mins ago, 31 Jul 14, 12:54pm -
  • newSierra Leone declares state of emergency over Ebola
    By Umaru Fofana and Kwasi Kpodo FREETOWN/ACCRA (Reuters) - Sierra Leone declared a state of emergency and called in troops to quarantine epicentres of Ebola on Thursday, joining Liberia in imposing tough controls to curb the worst ever outbreak of th…
    - 1 hour ago, 31 Jul 14, 12:18pm -
  • newWorld powers must hold Israel accountable: U.N. rights boss
    By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations' senior human rights official said on Thursday she believed Israel was deliberately defying international law in its military offensive in Gaza and that world powers should hold it accountabl…
    - 1 hour ago, 31 Jul 14, 12:16pm -
  • newUnder fire and out of cash, U.N. overwhelmed by Gaza crisis
    By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Noah Browning GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The United Nations in Gaza is struggling to withstand a flood of almost a quarter of a million refugees into shelters that have repeatedly come under Israeli fire. Out of cash, the Uni…
    - 1 hour ago, 31 Jul 14, 12:14pm -
  • newHungarian scientists aim for prototype of cancer surgery device
    By Krisztina Than BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungarian scientists are aiming for the first prototype of a new device in two years that will help surgeons distinguish between healthy tissue and tumors in a split-second as they operate and remove cancerous t…
    - 1 hour ago, 31 Jul 14, 12:01pm -
  • newRuntastic’s $120 Orbit Fitness Tracker Prizes Function And Features Over Fashion
    Runtastic is doing the reverse of what many startups are doing these days: it’s going from being a software platform provider to becoming a hardware maker with the Runtastic Orbit fitness tracker. The Orbit is similar in concept and execution to th…
    - 1 hour ago, 31 Jul 14, 12:00pm -
  • newUK border staff unprepared for Ebola outbreak: union
    British border staff are not ready to deal with possible Ebola cases arriving in the country and there are no containment facilities for suspected victims, a union leader said Thursday. Fears that the outbreak of the virus in west Africa could spread…
    - 2 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 11:47am -