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  • newRisky Behavior After a Cancer Diagnosis

    Risky Behavior After a Cancer Diagnosis

    A cancer diagnosis can make some people behave in unexpected ways. Understand what’s normal—and what may not be safe.
    - 53 mins ago, 1 Sep 14, 5:37pm -
  • newFamily, Screen Time Tied to Kids’ Success: Study

    Family, Screen Time Tied to Kids’ Success: Study

    Here’s a back-to-school pop quiz for parents: How much do you think your child’s school grades or emotions are tied to whether you’re sitting down to dinner together? The answer: More than you might think.
    - 13 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 5:03am -

MedPage Today

  • newESC: See It, Fix It Approach Superior in CvLPRIT
    BARCELONA (MedPage Today) -- Moving beyond the lesion that triggers a myocardial infarction to revascularize other occluded, but nonculprit arteries reduced the risk of subsequent heart attacks and mortality, according to results from the CvLPRIT tri…
    - 2 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 4:21pm -
  • newESC: More Ablation Not Better for Persistent Afib
    BARCELONA (MedPage Today) -- Doing more radiofrequency ablation for atrial fibrillation beyond pulmonary vein isolation doesn't improve outcomes and takes longer, with more radiation exposure, researchers reported here.
    - 2 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 4:01pm -
  • newESC: Heart Energy May Be Enough to Drive Pacemaker
    BARCELONA (MedPage Today) -- The motion of the heart may be sufficient to power a batteryless pacemaker, researchers said here.
    - 4 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 2:49pm -
  • newESC Hallway Buzz: CvLPRIT
    (MedPage Today) -- If you can see it, should you stent it? That question was asked, and answered, by CvLPRIT. In these exclusive videos, Robert Harrington, MD, Douglas Weaver, MD, Bernard Gersh, MD, and CvLPRIT principal investigator Anthony Gershlic…
    - 4 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 2:33pm -
  • newESC: No Pre-PCI Boost from Brilinta in Ambulance (CME/CE)
    BARCELONA (MedPage Today) -- Giving the antiplatelet drug ticagrelor (Brilinta) in the ambulance to patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction didn't improve coronary reperfusion before percutaneous coronary intervention, research…
    - 12 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 7:00am -
  • newThe Week Ahead: ESC, ICAAC, ERS, and FDA on Sunscreen
    (MedPage Today) -- It's a big week for meetings: MedPage Today will bring you coverage of four meetings, as well as an unusual 3-day FDA's advisory committee meeting.
    - 23 hours ago, 31 Aug 14, 8:00pm -
  • Estrogen May Be Key to Anti-Binge Tx (CME/CE)
    (MedPage Today) -- Researchers have identified a receptor that mediates the effect of estrogen to suppress binge eating, and the discovery could potentially lead to effective treatments for the disorder.
    - 1 day ago, 31 Aug 14, 6:00pm -
  • ESC: Evidence Mounts for Injection to Lower LDL-C (CME/CE)
    BARCELONA (MedPage Today) -- Four studies testing the injectable novel lipid-lowering agent alirocumab found the drug dramatically reduced LDL-cholesterol (LDL-C) among high-risk patients who had not achieved LDL targets using maximum tolerated stati…
    - 1 day ago, 31 Aug 14, 4:55pm -
  • Facts, Myths, and the Stool DNA Test
    (MedPage Today) -- Publicity surrounding the FDA's approval of a stool DNA test for colorectal cancer screening made fact and fiction difficult to distinguish, says one gastroenterologist who wants to set the record straight.
    - 1 day ago, 31 Aug 14, 4:00pm -
  • ESC: Nerve Stimulation No Help in Heart Failure (CME/CE)
    BARCELONA (MedPage Today) -- Stimulating the vagus nerve didn't improve cardiac function in heart failure patients, researchers reported here.
    - 1 day ago, 31 Aug 14, 3:34pm -
  • ESC: Quadripolar Tops Bipolar in Cardiac Pacing (CME/CE)
    BARCELONA (MedPage Today) -- Quadripolar left ventricle lead technology dramatically reduced perioperative complications in implanting cardiac pacemakers for cardiac resynchronization therapy, researchers reported here.
    - 1 day ago, 31 Aug 14, 3:05pm -

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ALS Team Takes the #IceBucketChallenge
Drs. Mark Ross and Peter Bosch, neurologists at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, along with other Mayo employees pledged their support to ALS and took the challenge.
- 4 days ago, 28 Aug 14, 8:49pm -
Benefits of a Gastrostomy Tube (G tube) for Your Child
A parent shares how a gastrostomy tube helped his child.
- 4 days ago, 28 Aug 14, 4:39pm -
Recommendation for community stakeholders considering partnering with a researcher
This video describes recommendations for other community stakeholders who are considering partner with a researcher in a new project.
- 5 days ago, 27 Aug 14, 7:17pm -
When did you realize that you were ready to partner with a medical academic researcher?
This video describes the community stakeholder partnership experience.
- 5 days ago, 27 Aug 14, 7:06pm -
Weekly Headlines 08.27.14
Weekly Headlines 08.27.14
- 5 days ago, 27 Aug 14, 6:00pm -
Mayo Clinic Summer Camp Fights Obesity
Kids' Summer camp season may be winding down but, for one special group of campers, this may be just the beginning. Camp Wabi is a place where children learn to escape what could otherwise be a lifelong cycle of obesity. Here’s Dennis Douda for the…
- 5 days ago, 27 Aug 14, 5:19pm -

Reuters health news

  • newPricing is key for new heart drugs challenging cheap generics
    BARCELONA (Reuters) - Doctors looking at highly encouraging clinical trial results for new heart drugs at the world's largest cardiology meeting this week are missing one piece of data that will be critical to their success - the price.
    - 2 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 4:57pm -
  • newPoor response to Ebola causing needless deaths: World Bank head
    DAKAR/LAGOS (Reuters) - The world's "disastrously inadequate response" to West Africa's Ebola outbreak means many people are dying who could easily be saved, the head of the World Bank said on Monday, as Nigeria confirmed another case of the highly c…
    - 2 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 4:47pm -
  • newEbola health workers should get danger money, expert says
    DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Doctors and nurses fighting the world's biggest outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa should get incentives including better pay, insurance and access to the new Ebola drug ZMapp, an international health expe…
    - 3 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 3:08pm -
  • newPistachios may help reduce diabetes risk: study
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For people who may be headed for type 2 diabetes, regularly eating pistachios might help turn the tide, according to a new trial from Spain.
    - 4 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 2:29pm -
  • newNigeria records another Ebola case in oil city, 16 cases in total
    ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria has a third confirmed case of Ebola disease in the oil hub of Port Harcourt, bringing the country's total confirmed infections to 16, with around 200 people under surveillance, the health minister said on Monday.
    - 5 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 1:39pm -
  • newIndia's Cipla launches copy of GSK's top asthma drug in Germany, Sweden
    MUMBAI (Reuters) - India's Cipla Ltd has launched an anti-asthma inhaler in Germany and Sweden that is a generic version of GlaxoSmithKline Plc's Advair, a move that will further dent sales of the British firm's top-selling product.
    - 5 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 1:14pm -
  • newTests show no sign of Ebola in Swedish man
    STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Medical authorities in the Swedish capital said on Monday tests on a man brought into hospital over the weekend and suspected of potentially carrying Ebola showed no signs the deadly disease.
    - 9 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 9:46am -
  • new'Most exciting ever' Novartis drug points to huge sales
    BARCELONA (Reuters) - Sales forecasts for Novartis's new heart failure drug are being ramped up by analysts after strikingly good clinical trial results for a medicine doctors expect to transform treatment of the deadly disease.
    - 9 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 9:21am -
  • newCyberonics device improves heart function after Boston flop
    BARCELONA (Reuters) - A nerve stimulation device from Cyberonics improved cardiac function in heart failure patients in a small clinical trial, in contrast to an unsuccessful study backed by Boston Scientific.
    - 11 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 7:35am -
  • newSwedish hospital investigating possible case of Ebola: media
    STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - A hospital in the Swedish capital is investigating a possible case of Ebola, Swedish media reported on Sunday.
    - 20 hours ago, 31 Aug 14, 10:32pm -
  • Heart drug launch could be 'most exciting ever', says Novartis
    BARCELONA (Reuters) - The expected launch of Novartis's new heart failure drug next year promises to be the company's most exciting ever and profit margins on the medicine will be good, its head of pharmaceuticals said on Sunday.
    - 1 day ago, 31 Aug 14, 4:49pm -
  • Study raises concerns over Servier, Amgen heart drug
    BARCELONA (Reuters) - A major clinical study has raised concerns about a drug from private French company Servier that helps lower the heart rate and which was licensed to U.S. group Amgen last year.
    - 1 day ago, 31 Aug 14, 2:33pm -
  • Early data suggest Sanofi, Regeneron drug may halve heart risk
    BARCELONA (Reuters) - An experimental cholesterol-lowering drug from Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals roughly halved the number of heart attacks and strokes in a clinical trial, researchers reported on Sunday.
    - 1 day ago, 31 Aug 14, 7:01am -
  • Clockwork heart pacemaker does away with batteries
    BARCELONA (Reuters) - Swiss engineers, famous for making the world's finest watches, are turning their hands to cardiology with a prototype battery-less pacemaker based on a self-winding wristwatch.
    - 2 days ago, 31 Aug 14, 6:16am -
  • Celebration in Liberia slum as Ebola quarantine lifted
    MONROVIA/CONAKRY (Reuters) - Crowds sang and danced in the streets of a seaside neighborhood in Liberia on Saturday as the government lifted quarantine measures designed to contain the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.
    - 2 days ago, 30 Aug 14, 9:39pm -

BBC health news

  • newVIDEO: Proton therapy: UK patient access

    VIDEO: Proton therapy: UK patient access

    Dr Yen-Ching Chang, the lead on Proton Beam Therapy at University College London Hospital, says the UK has comprehensive access to the therapy for patients with the highest needs.
    - 55 mins ago, 1 Sep 14, 5:35pm -
  • newBritish Ebola patient 'pretty well'

    British Ebola patient 'pretty well'

    The parents of the first British person to contract Ebola during the outbreak in West Africa say he is recovering well.
    - 2 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 4:41pm -
  • newAshya parents fight extradition

    Ashya parents fight extradition

    The parents of Ashya King are held in police custody after refusing to consent to their extradition to the UK at an appearance at the High Court in Spain.
    - 2 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 4:21pm -

Forbes healthcare news

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OnMedica

  • newElectronic nose ‘smells’ C-diff
    New system provides fast and effective detection of specific strains of C-difficileRelated items from OnMedicaFurther falls in MRSA and C. Difficile ratesC.diff drug shows promiseHospital apologises for C.diff outbreakMRSA outbreak mapped by DNA sequ…
    - 19 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 12:00am -
  • newDoctors demand action on child obesity
    They warn an entire generation will be ‘destroyed’ by junk food and sugary drinksRelated items from OnMedicaEarly antibiotic exposure linked to obesity Warning over consequences of rising rates of gestational diabetesCall for 'sugar tax' to curb…
    - 19 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 12:00am -
  • newNHS issues warning on poor discharge communication
    Communication at handover accounted for a third of 10,000 incidents reported last yearRelated items from OnMedicaA collaborative cure for NHS discharge communicationsNHS probes night discharge GPs to get better mental health dischargesDelayed dischar…
    - 19 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 12:00am -
  • newDiabetic footcare campaign praised
    Diabetes UK's initiative means more UK hospitals preventing diabetes-related amputationsRelated items from OnMedicaPatients face postcode lottery for diabetes checksPreventing a foot attackNHS failing over diabetes linked foot amputations 3.2 million…
    - 19 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 12:00am -
  • newPatients to set agenda for senior NHS managers
    First ever Citizen Assembly will grill NHS England board on questions set by patientsRelated items from OnMedicaPoliticians must stand-by election pledges for NHS reformUK facing major health and productivity challenge over next 20 yearsBMJ calls for…
    - 19 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 12:00am -

Medical News Today

YouTube: New England Journal of Medicine

Benefits and Risks of Salt Consumption
What do we know about salt and cardiovascular disease? Current guidelines and statistics are summarized in a short animation.
- 14 days ago, 18 Aug 14, 5:04pm -
Removal of a Barium Concretion
Seven days after undergoing an upper-gastrointestinal series, a 39-year-old woman presented with an obstruction of the colon resulting from a 5-cm barium concretion in the proximal sigmoid colon. The mass was broken into small pieces with a high-pres…
- 21 days ago, 11 Aug 14, 6:25pm -
Tongue Fasciculations
Tongue atrophy and fasciculations are among the bulbar symptoms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Here, tongue fasciculations are seen in a 47-year-old man with the disease.See the free NEJM article: “Tongue Fasciculations in Amyotrophic Lateral…
- 32 days ago, 31 Jul 14, 5:51pm -
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…
- 46 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…
- 60 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…
- 66 days ago, 27 Jun 14, 5:09pm -

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  • newSenegal monitors contacts of 1st Ebola patient
    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegalese authorities on Monday were monitoring everyone who was in contact with a student infected with Ebola who crossed into the country, and who has lost three family members to the disease.
    - 1 hour ago, 1 Sep 14, 5:27pm -
  • newHuman Trial for Ebola Vaccine to Begin This Week
    GlaxoSmithKline Makes Vaccine Stockpiles
    - 1 hour ago, 1 Sep 14, 5:13pm -
  • newParents of seriously ill British boy resist extradition from Spain
    The British parents who sparked a major manhunt by taking their seriously ill son out of hospital last week have asked a Spanish court not to extradite them to the United Kingdom, a judicial source said on Monday. Brett and Naghemeh King are wanted i…
    - 1 hour ago, 1 Sep 14, 5:06pm -
  • newPricing is key for new heart drugs challenging cheap generics
    While new treatments on show in Barcelona are certainly moving cardiovascular medicine forward after a series of setbacks in recent years, cardiologists say that cost will be key in determining how widely they are used. “We are entering a new era o…
    - 2 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 4:57pm -
  • newPoor response to Ebola causing needless deaths: World Bank head
    By Daniel Flynn and Tim Cocks DAKAR/LAGOS (Reuters) - The world's "disastrously inadequate response" to West Africa's Ebola outbreak means many people are dying who could easily be saved, the head of the World Bank said on Monday, as Nigeria confirme…
    - 2 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 4:47pm -
  • newParents of ill UK boy fight extradition from Spain
    LONDON (AP) — The parents of a child suffering from a severe brain tumor signaled Monday they would defy efforts to force them to return to Britain, days after their family fled to seek a novel kind of radiation treatment for the 5-year-old boy.
    - 3 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 3:32pm -
  • newDrama of mother starving baby grips Venice fest
    By Michael Roddy VENICE (Reuters) - A film portraying New York City mother who starves her baby because she thinks he is saint-like and food contains impurities has caused a stir at the Venice Film Festival for its switch from light romance to painfu…
    - 3 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 3:13pm -
  • newEbola health workers should get danger money, expert says
    By Misha Hussain DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Doctors and nurses fighting the world's biggest outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa should get incentives including better pay, insurance and access to the new Ebola drug ZMapp, an internat…
    - 3 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 3:08pm -