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MedPage Today

  • newThis Week: AIDS Progress, Vegan Diet
    (MedPage Today) -- Delegates to the IAC step up the pace, a top doctor's decision to go vegan, and disappointing results for robotic surgery topped this week's news at MedPage Today.
    - 18 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 8:47pm -
  • newThree Strikes: Time to End Lethal Injection?
    (MedPage Today) -- The third botched execution of a death row inmate in a year should serve as proof enough that lethal injection won't work as an execution modality, according to one expert.
    - 19 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 8:00pm -
  • newFriday Feedback: Pradaxa Monitoring?
    (MedPage Today) -- This week, Friday Feedback takes a look at The BMJ's investigation into alleged suppression of information supporting routine drug level monitoring and dose adjustment for dabigatran (Pradaxa).
    - 19 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 7:54pm -
  • newTweet of the Week: C. diff Barbie
    (MedPage Today) -- Welcome to another edition of the MedPage Today Tweet of the Week! Every Friday, the editorial team highlights its favorite 140-character contribution from the healthcare twittersphere.
    - 20 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 7:00pm -
  • newHIV Cure Still Years Away (CME/CE)
    (MedPage Today) -- MELBOURNE, Australia -- The word "cure" is back in the HIV/AIDS vocabulary but the research is just out of the starting gate.
    - 20 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 7:00pm -
  • newCommunist Sperm? That's Improbable!
    (MedPage Today) -- A weekly report from our friends at Improbable Research.
    - 21 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 6:00pm -
  • newPodMed: A Medical News Roundup From Johns Hopkins (with audio)
    (MedPage Today) -- This week?s topics include morcellation dangers, a new clotting pathway identified, troubles with handoffs, and deep vein thrombosis and catheterization.
    - 22 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 5:00pm -
  • newThis Week in the Endocrine Journals
    (MedPage Today) -- Studies making an impact in endocrinology this week: variation in GLP-1 assays, gut flora as triggers of inflammation.
    - 22 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 4:45pm -
  • newHigh Urate? Get Moving, Study Finds
    (MedPage Today) -- Regular exercise significantly lessened the excess mortality risk associated with elevated serum uric acid, a large Taiwanese study found.
    - 23 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 4:31pm -
  • newHIV Self-Testing Viable in Rural South Africa
    (MedPage Today) -- MELBOURNE, Australia -- Individuals living in rural South Africa were able to perform HIV-screening tests and take the necessary follow-up steps if they received a positive test result, researchers said here.
    - 23 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 4:00pm -
  • newLytics May Hike Early Risks in DVT
    (MedPage Today) -- Catheter-directed thrombolysis carries more short-term risk and expense than oral anticoagulation for proximal deep vein thrombosis (DVT), but morality comes out similar, a nationwide study suggested.
    - 24 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 3:30pm -


New England Journal of Medicine


YouTube: Mayo Clinic

Rethinking Rheumatoid Arthritis - Mayo Clinic
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune inflammatory disease that causes joint pain, welling and other symptoms. Medication can work very well for many patients, especially if the disease is diagnosed early and treated promptly. A Mayo Clinic expert di…
- 22 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 4:48pm -
The Effect of Genetic Variation on Outcomes for Alcohol Dependence Treatment
Dr. Victor Karpyak, director of Mayo Clinic Addiction Services, discusses research on variation in the PDYN sequence and how it affects post-treatment relapse in alcohol dependent subjects.
- 1 day ago, 25 Jul 14, 2:06pm -
Paying Forward the Gift of Life: Jorge and Leslie Bacardi
With their gift to regenerative medicine, Jorge and Leslie Bacardi join Mayo Clinic in writing the next chapter in organ transplantation, as well as advancing new surgical techniques and therapies for conditions that today have no definitive cures.…
- 1 day ago, 25 Jul 14, 1:41pm -
Donna and James L. Barksdale: Ready to Lead
Donna and James L. Barksdale invite you to join Mayo Clinic at this defining moment in health care to determine what is possible in medicine.Learn more about The Campaign for Mayo Clinic: http://www.mayoclinic.org/giving-to-mayo-clinicGive now: ht…
- 1 day ago, 25 Jul 14, 1:39pm -
Mayo Clinic’s Personalized Approach to Wellness
The Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Plan is an immersive wellness experience geared toward improving your health and quality of life. We understand that the journey to wellness is personal. Your family history, your likes and dislikes, your strengths, and…
- 2 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 3:47pm -
Dr Hensrud Talks Truth about Preventing Disease by Living a Healthy Life
The Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program offers a number of wellness programs and services, including the Healthy Living Plan an immersive experience, where guests will benefit from an individualized plan tailored to help them with their wellness goals…
- 2 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 3:47pm -

Reuters health news

  • newSnowboard injuries while listening to music less frequent, more severe
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Snowboarders who use personal music players while boarding have fewer injuries but the injuries they do sustain tend to be more severe, reports a new study from Canada.
    - 19 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 8:07pm -
  • newCampus security policies for citing drinkers vary widely: study
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - At most colleges, campus police refer students involved in alcohol-related incidents to school officials for discipline rather than taking legal action, according to a study of 343 U.S. schools.
    - 20 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 7:30pm -
  • newNigeria government confirms Ebola case in megacity of Lagos
    ABUJA/GENEVA (Reuters) - A Liberian man who died in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos on Friday tested positive for the deadly Ebola virus, Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said.
    - 20 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 7:25pm -
  • newParents of obese kids may be more ready to tackle diet than exercise
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - 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.
    - 21 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 6:17pm -
  • newAllergan gets EU recommendation on new use of eye drug
    (Reuters) - Allergan Inc, known best for its Botox wrinkle treatment, said on Friday that European Union regulators had recommended use of its eye drug Ozurdex be extended to treat patients with diabetic macular edema.
    - 23 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 4:33pm -
  • newIn China meat scandal, McDonald's Japan switches to Thai chicken, no nuggets in Hong Kong
    HONG KONG (Reuters) - McDonald's Corp has suspended sales of chicken nuggets and other items in Hong Kong after it said it imported products from Shanghai Husi Food, the U.S.-owned Chinese company at the center of a food safety scare in China.
    - 23 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 4:25pm -
  • newU.S. meat, seafood prices rising on drought and disease: USDA
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Overall U.S. food inflation will remain near the historic norm in 2014, even as prices for meat and seafood are pushed higher by disease and widespread drought, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Friday.
    - 23 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 3:58pm -
  • newTeens speak more openly with doctors in private
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - 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.
    - 23 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 3:52pm -
  • Europe backs new leukemia drugs from J&J and Gilead
    LONDON (Reuters) - Two new leukemia drugs from Johnson & Johnson and Gilead Sciences have been recommended for approval by European regulators, paving the way for formal approval in a couple of months.
    - 1 day ago, 25 Jul 14, 2:29pm -
  • Bayer says Nexavar fails in breast cancer study
    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German drugmaker Bayer said a Phase III trial of cancer drug Nexavar in patients with advanced breast cancer did not meet its primary endpoint of delaying the progression of the disease.
    - 1 day ago, 25 Jul 14, 1:37pm -
  • First Ebola victim in Sierra Leone capital on the run
    FREETOWN (Reuters) - Sierra Leone officials appealed for help on Friday to trace the first known resident in the capital with Ebola whose family forcibly removed her from a Freetown hospital after testing positive for the deadly disease.
    - 1 day ago, 25 Jul 14, 1:23pm -
  • India battles to contain 'brain fever' as deaths reach almost 570
    NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Almost 570 people in India have died after contracting encephalitis, commonly known as "brain fever", health authorities said on Friday, warning the death toll may rise with more people still at risk.
    - 1 day ago, 25 Jul 14, 1:13pm -
  • Novo wins EU recommendation for two-in-one diabetes drug
    LONDON (Reuters) - A Novo Nordisk drug combining its long-acting insulin degludec with its type 2 diabetes treatment Victoza has been recommended for approval in Europe, in an important boost for the Danish company.
    - 1 day ago, 25 Jul 14, 12:15pm -
  • Keryx drug improves phosphorus, iron in kidney patients: trial
    (Reuters) - A pivotal trial of Keryx Biopharmaceuticals Inc's experimental drug Zerenex showed that it improved levels of serum phosphorus and iron in patients on kidney dialysis, according to results published on Thursday.
    - 2 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 11:48pm -
  • Liberian man in Lagos being tested for Ebola
    LAGOS (Reuters) - A Liberian man is being tested for the deadly Ebola virus after he collapsed on arrival at an airport in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos, a mega-city of 21 million people, the Lagos State Health Ministry said on Thursday.
    - 2 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 9:26pm -

BBC health news

  • newCancer blood test moves step closer

    Cancer blood test moves step closer

    A British team of researchers has developed what might be a simple blood test for cancer, scientists from the University of Bradford say.
    - 4 hours ago, 26 Jul 14, 11:12am -
  • newNigeria 'on red alert' over Ebola

    Nigeria 'on red alert' over Ebola

    Entries into Nigeria are placed on red alert after the authorities confirm the first death from the Ebola virus in the commercial capital Lagos.
    - 5 hours ago, 26 Jul 14, 10:27am -
  • newAUDIO: 'Heroin was a way to not face reality'

    AUDIO: 'Heroin was a way to not face reality'

    Former heroin addict Lisa Bryer tells Today programme presenter John Humphrys about her experiences with drugs and her recovery process.
    - 6 hours ago, 26 Jul 14, 8:40am -

Forbes healthcare news

New Science


  • MHRA gives blessing to questioned emergency contraception
    Contraceptives are still effective for women regardless of weightRelated items from OnMedicaContraceptive pill almost halves ovarian cancer riskCombined contraceptive pill relieves painful period symptoms ‘Post-fertilisation’ contraception is via…
    - 2 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 12:00am -
  • Tiny amount being spent on antibiotic research
    Less than 1% of UK public research funding allocated in past 5 yearsRelated items from OnMedicaGovernment sets out five year plans to curb antibiotic resistanceLow cost campaigns can reduce antibiotic useWarning on lack of UK research on antimicrobia…
    - 2 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 12:00am -
  • Labour says CCGs spend too little on mental health
    FOI shows large variety of CCG mental health spendingRelated items from OnMedicaNew guide to help people to talk about their mental health with their GPShort-term cuts to mental health cost more laterMental and physical health ‘must’ be made equa…
    - 2 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 12:00am -
  • Shift workers have higher risk of type 2 diabetes
    9% higher risk of diabetes in shift workersRelated items from OnMedica3.2 million Britons have diabetesHeart risks higher in overtime workersShift work linked to higher coronary riskRates of pre-diabetes have tripled over past decade in EnglandWaist…
    - 2 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 12:00am -
  • Number of young smokers hits record low
    Survey shows 3% of pupils smoke compared to 9% a decade agoRelated items from OnMedicaTeenagers turning away from drink, drugs and cigarettesSchool children are drinking, smoking and taking drugs lessAbnormal weight teens at higher drug riskTeenage d…
    - 2 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 12:00am -

Medical News Today

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…
- 9 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…
- 23 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…
- 29 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…
- 43 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…
- 72 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…
- 82 days ago, 5 May 14, 2:17pm -

NBC health news

Google news: Health

  • newGoogle gathering medical data to define perfect human health - Business Standard
    Telegraph.co.ukGoogle gathering medical data to define perfect human healthBusiness StandardGoogle is reportedly gathering medical data from volunteers to build a database of records that gives a perfect picture of what a healthy human being should b…
    - 52 mins ago, 26 Jul 14, 2:18pm -
  • newLake health warnings now a rite of summer - Edmonton Journal
    Edmonton JournalLake health warnings now a rite of summerEdmonton JournalWarnings about the health of Alberta lakes have become a rite of summer. But extraordinary measures are being considered by some volunteer groups and the province to improve wat…
    - 1 hour ago, 26 Jul 14, 2:05pm -
  • newMan has stroke in bathroom, survives on toilet water for 7 days - CityNews
    CityNewsMan has stroke in bathroom, survives on toilet water for 7 daysCityNewsWater from a toilet bowl and thoughts of his family kept a 62-year-old Dawson Creek, B.C., man alive for a week when a stroke left him partially paralyzed on his bathroom…
    - 3 hours ago, 26 Jul 14, 11:43am -
  • newWoman 'floored' by fertility policy - Regina Leader-Post
    Regina Leader-PostWoman 'floored' by fertility policyRegina Leader-PostCalgary's only fertility treatment centre restricts patients from using sperm, eggs or embryos from donors who do not match their ethnic background. A Calgary woman, Catherine, wh…
    - 7 hours ago, 26 Jul 14, 8:07am -
  • newBees, beekeepers feeling the sting - Orillia Packet & Times
    Sun News NetworkBees, beekeepers feeling the stingOrillia Packet & TimesAccording to the Canadian Association of Professional Apiculturists in a report on the health of honey bees in Canada, 58% of colonies in Ontario did not survive the winter, comp…
    - 17 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 10:23pm -
  • newBlood Thinner Doesn't Prevent Miscarriages: Study - WebMD
    Vancouver SunBlood Thinner Doesn't Prevent Miscarriages: StudyWebMDJuly 25, 2014 -- Injected blood thinners don't prevent pregnancy complications in women who may be prone to blood clots, a new study shows. Women who have had miscarriages are often g…
    - 17 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 9:46pm -
  • newDoctors stress on hepatitis screening - The Hindu
    Channel News AsiaDoctors stress on hepatitis screeningThe HinduThree doses of a vaccine can prevent hepatitis B. Yet, hepatitis remains largely ignored, leading to complications involving the liver. The stress is on the need for better awareness amon…
    - 18 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 9:24pm -
  • newHealth minister calls for ideas to curb prescription drug abuse - CANOE
    National PostHealth minister calls for ideas to curb prescription drug abuseCANOEOTTAWA — Health Minister Rona Ambrose wants ideas to improve the way potentially addictive drugs are prescribed. Prescription drugs are now the third-most commonly abu…
    - 19 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 8:34pm -

Yahoo health news

  • newChina regulator says food supplier forged production dates: Xinhua
    Regulators in Shanghai have found that a scandal-hit China-based food supplier forged production dates on some of its products and sold them after their expiry, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday. Shanghai Husi Food, which is owned…
    - 3 hours ago, 26 Jul 14, 12:24pm -
  • newNigeria government confirms Ebola case in megacity of Lagos
    By Felix Onuah and Tom Miles ABUJA/GENEVA (Reuters) - A Liberian man who died in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos on Friday tested positive for the deadly Ebola virus, Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said. Patrick Sawyer, a consultant for the Libe…
    - 7 hours ago, 26 Jul 14, 7:41am -
  • newAPNewsBreak: Study recommends inmate immunity test
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Federal experts are recommending that California test inmates for immunity to a sometimes fatal soil-borne fungus before incarcerating them at two Central Valley state prisons where the disease has killed nearly three doze…
    - 15 hours ago, 26 Jul 14, 12:06am -
  • newWhat It Feels Like Waiting for Cancer Test Results
    I was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2006. For the past eight years since my operation I've gone every few months for a blood test or scan. I just had another clear scan, and by now I'm used to the routine, although sometimes if I have a cold or I'm n…
    - 15 hours ago, 26 Jul 14, 12:04am -
  • newEbola outbreak spreads to 4th West African country
    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — An Ebola outbreak that has left more than 660 people dead across West Africa has spread to the continent's most populous nation after a Liberian man with a high fever vomited aboard an airplane to Nigeria and then died there,…
    - 16 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 11:00pm -
  • newTyson Foods to shut three factories, cut 950 jobs
    Tyson Foods Inc said it will discontinue operations at three of its factories which make processed meat products such as sausages and hot dogs, affecting about 950 people. The largest U.S. meat processor, which won the bidding war for Hillshire Brand…
    - 17 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 10:18pm -
  • newU.S. appeals court backs Florida law in 'Docs v. Glocks' case
    (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court ruled on Friday in favor of a Florida law that bars doctors from asking patients about gun ownership, overturning a decision in the so-called "Docs v. Glocks" case by a lower court that had struck it down. Florida's R…
    - 17 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 10:18pm -
  • newObama tells Central American leaders most children will go home
    By Steve Holland and Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama urged the leaders of three Central American countries on Friday to work with him to stem the flow of child migrants who have surged across the U.S. border and warned that m…
    - 17 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 10:00pm -