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  • newCDC: Toddlers' Vaccine Coverage Holds Steady
    (MedPage Today) -- Most childhood vaccination rates appeared stable in 2013, with two vaccines showing small but significant increases in use, the CDC is reporting.
    - 16 hours ago, 28 Aug 14, 8:30pm -
  • newWork Smarter, Not Harder: The FOAMed Report
    (MedPage Today) -- A regular update of emergency department must-reads from Free Open Access Meducation (FOAMed). Here are five recent items.
    - 16 hours ago, 28 Aug 14, 8:00pm -
  • newThe Benefits of Taking Time to Recharge
    (MedPage Today) -- From his family's vacation home in New Hampshire, Fred N. Pelzman, MD, reflects on the benefits of taking time to relax and recharge, and how it can improve one's perspective on work.
    - 17 hours ago, 28 Aug 14, 7:00pm -
  • newCBO Projects Lower Medicare and Medicaid Costs
    (MedPage Today) -- Reduced costs for medical services and labor have trimmed the 10-year projected cost of Medicare and Medicaid by $89 billion, the Congressional Budget Office said.
    - 18 hours ago, 28 Aug 14, 6:39pm -
  • newObGyn Pursues Beauty in Glass
    (MedPage Today) -- What is the best cure for burn-out? A few hours in front of a furnace 'blowing glass', explained Jeffrey Rothenberg, MD, chief medical officer at Indiana University (IU) Health University Hospitial.
    - 19 hours ago, 28 Aug 14, 5:30pm -
  • newStroke Rounds: APOE Tied to Warfarin Brain Bleeds (CME/CE)
    (MedPage Today) -- Apolipoprotein E gene variants epsilon-2 and epsilon-4 were strong risk factors for warfarin-induced intracerebral hemorrhage independent of the drug's anticoagulant effect.
    - 19 hours ago, 28 Aug 14, 4:54pm -
  • newThyroid Problems May Up BP Risks in Pregnancy
    (MedPage Today) -- Women with hyperthyroidism and even high-normal free T4 during early pregnancy had an elevated risk for developing hypertensive disorders, Dutch researchers found.
    - 21 hours ago, 28 Aug 14, 3:00pm -
  • newESC: Will There Really Be a PARADIGM Shift?
    BARCELONA (MedPage Today) -- A heart failure drug that may reduce hospitalization and death rates dominates the buzz leading up to the European Society of Cardiology meeting, which opens here on Saturday.
    - 21 hours ago, 28 Aug 14, 2:45pm -
  • newMorning Break: Another Vax-Autism Paper Pulled
    (MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff.
    - 22 hours ago, 28 Aug 14, 1:45pm -
  • Study Questions Surveillance Colonoscopy (CME/CE)
    (MedPage Today) -- Removal of adenomatous polyps--without follow-up surveillance colonoscopy--led to a colorectal cancer mortality similar to that of general population, results of a large Norwegian cohort study showed.
    - 2 days ago, 27 Aug 14, 10:09pm -
  • RA: Publication Bias Alive and Well
    (MedPage Today) -- Randomized trials of treatments for rheumatoid arthritis with positive outcomes have remained more likely to be published than those with negative results, despite the establishment of ClinicalTrials.gov.
    - 2 days ago, 27 Aug 14, 7:27pm -

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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.
- 15 hours 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.
- 20 hours 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.
- 2 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.
- 2 days ago, 27 Aug 14, 7:06pm -
Weekly Headlines 08.27.14
Weekly Headlines 08.27.14
- 2 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…
- 2 days ago, 27 Aug 14, 5:19pm -

Reuters health news

  • newBioCryst expects to begin Ebola study in weeks
    (Reuters) - BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc said it expects to initiate a study within weeks to test its antiviral in primates for use against Ebola infections
    - 24 mins ago, 29 Aug 14, 11:51am -
  • newAstraZeneca boosted by start of new cancer drug trial
    LONDON (Reuters) - Hopes for AstraZeneca's promising cancer drug pipeline were boosted on Friday by news the company had moved its immuno-oncology medicine MEDI-4736 into a mid-stage study in colorectal cancer.
    - 2 hours ago, 29 Aug 14, 10:31am -
  • newGuinean security forces break up riot in Ebola-racked south
    CONAKRY (Reuters) - Riots broke out in Guinea's second-largest city Nzerekore over rumors that health workers had infected people with the deadly Ebola virus, a Red Cross official and residents said on Friday.
    - 2 hours ago, 29 Aug 14, 10:23am -
  • newTakeda, Lilly lose bid to overturn $9 billion award for hiding cancer risk
    (Reuters) - Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd and Eli Lilly & Co lost a bid to overturn a combined $9 billion punitive damage award by a U.S. jury for hiding cancer risks associated with their Actos diabetes drug, according to a court ruling.
    - 7 hours ago, 29 Aug 14, 5:16am -
  • newWest Africa Ebola outbreak could infect 20,000 people, WHO says
    GENEVA/LAGOS (Reuters) - The Ebola epidemic in West Africa could infect over 20,000 people and spread to more countries, the U.N. health agency said on Thursday, warning that an international effort costing almost half a billion dollars is needed to…
    - 9 hours ago, 29 Aug 14, 3:20am -
  • newU.S. startups get OK for smartphone-based heart tracking
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - For a growing U.S. aging population, tracking heart health via a smartphone can mean the difference between life and death.
    - 13 hours ago, 28 Aug 14, 11:23pm -
  • newWhite House orders U.S. labs to take inventory of infectious agents
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - The White House has ordered federally funded labs working with infectious agents to conduct an immediate inventory of the pathogens in their labs and review their safety and security protocols, according to a memo released on Thur…
    - 13 hours ago, 28 Aug 14, 11:20pm -
  • newTrimming pounds may cut health costs for diabetics
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Overweight adults with diabetes who lost weight and kept it off lowered their average annual health care costs by more than $500, suggests a new study.
    - 15 hours ago, 28 Aug 14, 9:09pm -
  • newWest Africa Ebola outbreak could infect 20,000 people, WHO says
    GENEVA/LAGOS (Reuters) - The Ebola epidemic in West Africa could infect over 20,000 people and spread to more countries, the U.N. health agency said on Thursday, warning that an international effort costing almost half a billion dollars is needed to…
    - 16 hours ago, 28 Aug 14, 8:00pm -
  • newHand sanitizer may spare travelers illness abroad: survey
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In a French survey of travelers to countries where diarrheal illnesses are common, the people who used hand sanitizer while abroad were half as likely to have their trips spoiled by a bout with Montezuma’s revenge.
    - 16 hours ago, 28 Aug 14, 7:52pm -
  • newGene studies of Ebola in Sierra Leone show virus is mutating fast
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Genetic studies of some of the earliest Ebola cases in Sierra Leone reveal more than 300 genetic changes in the virus as it leapt from person to person, changes that could blunt the effectiveness of diagnostic tests and experiment…
    - 17 hours ago, 28 Aug 14, 6:59pm -
  • newWith high blood pressure, light to moderate drinking may protect heart
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Drinking alcohol has been tied in the past to a higher risk of high blood pressure, but in a new analysis of past studies, researchers found that a drink or two a day seemed to protect even those with hypertension from h…
    - 17 hours ago, 28 Aug 14, 6:50pm -
  • newU.S. infant vaccination rates high, timeliness a concern: CDC
    ATLANTA (Reuters) - U.S. infant vaccination rates for diseases such as measles, mumps and rubella increased or remained stable at high levels in 2013, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday.
    - 18 hours ago, 28 Aug 14, 5:54pm -
  • newDoctor dies of Ebola in Nigeria's oil hub Port Harcourt
    LAGOS/LONDON (Reuters) - A doctor in Nigeria's oil hub of Port Harcourt has died from Ebola after treating a contact of a Liberian-American man who was the first recorded case of the virus in Africa's most populous country, the Health Ministry said o…
    - 19 hours ago, 28 Aug 14, 4:45pm -
  • newAmgen seeks U.S. approval of new cholesterol-fighting drug
    (Reuters) - Amgen Inc said on Thursday it applied to U.S. health regulators to sell its cholesterol fighter, evolocumab, becoming the first company to seek approval of a medicine from a closely watched new class of potent heart drugs.
    - 20 hours ago, 28 Aug 14, 4:10pm -

BBC health news

  • newParents snatch ill boy, 5, from ward

    Parents snatch ill boy, 5, from ward

    The health of a five-year-old boy snatched from hospital by his parents against medical advice will deteriorate rapidly as the battery on his feeding system runs out later, police say.
    - 45 mins ago, 29 Aug 14, 11:30am -
  • newNew hospital food rules introduced

    New hospital food rules introduced

    Hospitals in England will be expected to provide a higher standard of food under new rules being introduced by the government.
    - 5 hours ago, 29 Aug 14, 7:09am -
  • newElectrical stimulation 'aids memory'

    Electrical stimulation 'aids memory'

    Electromagnetic stimulation of a specific part of the brain may improve the ability to remember certain facts, researchers say.
    - 12 hours ago, 29 Aug 14, 12:17am -

Forbes healthcare news

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  • newWomen still confused on over-diagnosis of breast cancer
    Third of women do not understand risks of over-diagnosisRelated items from OnMedicaWhat should we advise our patients about breast screening?GPs can recommend women over 70 for breast cancer screeningEarly mammograms for women at increased risk of br…
    - 12 hours ago, 29 Aug 14, 12:00am -
  • newComplaints about general practice in 2013-14 close to 50,000
    Half of written complaints are about medical servicesRelated items from OnMedicaPatients highly satisfied with GP careNHS complaints system far too complex, says watchdogWider social trends likely to be driving rise in complaints about doctorsLegal c…
    - 12 hours ago, 29 Aug 14, 12:00am -
  • newCancer patients are being referred earlier
    51% rise in patients referred from GP to specialist within fortnightRelated items from OnMedicaWording of GP referral letters speeds up cancer diagnoses'Inexcusable lottery' means thousands of cancer patients die earlyMost cancer patients happy with…
    - 12 hours ago, 29 Aug 14, 12:00am -
  • newDH launches mandatory new food standards in hospitals
    NHS will have five legally binding mandatory food standardsRelated items from OnMedicaCall for rules on hospital vending machines in EnglandCalls for mandatory standards for hospital foodFood in hospital worse than in prisons and schoolsWelsh hospita…
    - 12 hours ago, 29 Aug 14, 12:00am -
  • newPlain cigarette packs have little negative impact
    No rise in illegal sales or cheap brands following plain packs Related items from OnMedicaPlain packs would not increase tobacco smugglingGovernment delays decision on plain packaging of tobacco productsSmokers using plain packs more likely to think…
    - 12 hours ago, 29 Aug 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.
- 11 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…
- 18 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…
- 29 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…
- 43 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…
- 57 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…
- 63 days ago, 27 Jun 14, 5:09pm -

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Yahoo health news

  • newBioCryst expects to begin Ebola study in weeks
    (Reuters) - BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc said it expects to initiate a study within weeks to test its antiviral in primates for use against Ebola infections The biotechnology company's stock was up about 5.4 percent in premarket trading after it also…
    - 24 mins ago, 29 Aug 14, 11:51am -
  • newMcDonald's says 12 Russian branches temporarily closed
    McDonald's said on Friday that a total of 12 of its branches in Russia had been temporarily closed over the state food safety regulator's allegations of sanitary violations.
    - 41 mins ago, 29 Aug 14, 11:34am -
  • newDrug charges dropped against man over Seymour Hoffman's death: New York Times
    (Reuters) - The Manhattan district attorney has dropped drug-selling charges against a jazz musician and friend of late film star Philip Seymour Hoffman, who died of an accidental drug overdose in February, the New York Times newspaper reported. Mont…
    - 2 hours ago, 29 Aug 14, 10:35am -
  • newGene studies of Ebola in Sierra Leone show virus is mutating fast
    By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters)- Genetic studies of some of the earliest Ebola cases in Sierra Leone reveal more than 300 genetic changes in the virus as it leapt from person to person, changes that could blunt the effectiveness of diagnostic…
    - 2 hours ago, 29 Aug 14, 10:34am -
  • newAstraZeneca boosted by start of new cancer drug trial
    By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - Hopes for AstraZeneca's promising cancer drug pipeline were boosted on Friday by news the company had moved its immuno-oncology medicine MEDI-4736 into a mid-stage study in colorectal cancer. Analysts at UBS said t…
    - 2 hours ago, 29 Aug 14, 10:31am -
  • newGuinean security forces break up riot in Ebola-racked south
    Riots broke out in Guinea's second-largest city Nzerekore over rumors that health workers had infected people with the deadly Ebola virus, a Red Cross official and residents said on Friday. A crowd of young men, some armed with clubs and pistols, set…
    - 2 hours ago, 29 Aug 14, 10:23am -
  • newUSDA seizes more than 1,200 illegal giant snails
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The giant African snail damages buildings, destroys crops and can cause meningitis in humans. But some people still want to collect, and even eat, the slimy invaders.
    - 4 hours ago, 29 Aug 14, 8:11am -
  • newNo more changes to Nations Cup venues say CAF
    The Confederation of African Football have ruled out any more venue changes for next week’s African Nations Cup qualifiers in the wake of requests by several countries to move matches following the Ebola virus outbreak and stadium violence in Alger…
    - 5 hours ago, 29 Aug 14, 7:32am -