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MedPage Today

  • newCDC Head: Ebola Likely to Worsen
    (MedPage Today) -- The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is likely to get worse in the next few weeks, according to CDC director Tom Frieden, MD.
    - 5 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 9:31pm -
  • newESC: Studies Support Measuring Flow in CAD, MI (CME/CE)
    BARCELONA (MedPage Today) -- For patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), stenting based on fractional flow reserve (FFR) measurement leads to better outcomes than medical therapy alone, researchers reported here.
    - 5 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 9:26pm -
  • newASCO Issues HER2-Negative Breast Cancer Guide
    (MedPage Today) -- Hormonal therapy and sequential chemotherapy form the basis of systemic treatment for advanced HER2-negative breast cancer, according to a new clinical guideline.
    - 5 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 8:48pm -
  • newVisceral Fat and Hypertension: A Link?
    (MedPage Today) -- Visceral adipose tissue, rather than body mass index or overall subcutaneous fat, was associated with the development of hypertension, researchers found.
    - 6 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 8:28pm -
  • newESC: Xarelto Safe for Cardioverting Afib
    BARCELONA (MedPage Today) -- Switching atrial fibrillation patients awaiting elective cardioversion to rivaroxaban (Xarelto) was as safe as warfarin in that setting.
    - 8 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 6:19pm -
  • newStates To Help Pay Obamacare Tax on Insurers
    (MedPage Today) -- States and the federal government will spend at least $700 million this year to pay an Affordable Care Act tax on behalf of their Medicaid health plans.
    - 8 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 5:45pm -
  • newPelzman's Picks: Interesting Reads in Primary Care
    (MedPage Today) -- Pelzman's Picks is a compilation of links to blog posts, articles, tweets, journal studies, opinion pieces, and news briefs related to primary care that caught the eye of Fred Pelzman, MD.
    - 9 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 5:24pm -
  • newESC: NO Therapy Fails to Prevent Reperfusion Injury
    BARCELONA (MedPage Today) -- Heart attack patients undergoing percutaneous coronary interventions who inhale nitric oxide before and during the procedures did not appear to benefit in controlling the size of reperfusion injury, researchers reported h…
    - 12 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 2:33pm -
  • newMorning Break: Taint on ESC Prez, Prostate Ca Drug Fails
    (MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff.
    - 12 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 1:45pm -
  • newMake the Diagnosis: Honeymoon Foot
    (MedPage Today) -- A 31-year-old man presents with an intensely pruritic lesion on his foot after returning from his honeymoon in Jamaica. ?He is otherwise healthy, and takes no medications.?His wife has no skin complaints.
    - 13 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 12:54pm -
  • newMake the Diagnosis: Pitted Nails
    (MedPage Today) -- A 35 year old woman presents to your office complaining of changes in her nails. She tells you that for the past 6 months she has noticed ?pits? in several of her nails and has also noticed that her nails seen to be getting thicker…
    - 13 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 12:53pm -


New England Journal of Medicine


YouTube: Mayo Clinic

Financial Stress, Other Non-Physical Issues Before Surgery Raise Patients’ Complication Risk
Patients’ surgical outcomes may be influenced by more than their medical conditions and the operations themselves: Financial stress, family conflicts and other non-medical problems may raise their risk of surgical complications, a Mayo Clinic study…
- 12 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 1:40pm -
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.
- 5 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.
- 5 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.
- 6 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.
- 6 days ago, 27 Aug 14, 7:06pm -
Weekly Headlines 08.27.14
Weekly Headlines 08.27.14
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Reuters health news

BBC health news

  • newAll diets 'have similar results'

    All diets 'have similar results'

    All diets - from Atkins to Weight Watchers - have similar results and people should simply pick the one they find easiest, say researchers.
    - 2 hours ago, 3 Sep 14, 12:23am -
  • newHouse the elderly on NHS land - MP

    House the elderly on NHS land - MP

    Surplus NHS land should be used to build dedicated housing for older people, a former care minister says.
    - 2 hours ago, 3 Sep 14, 12:17am -
  • newAllergy mistakes 'risking lives'
    Thousands of lives are put at risk each year by doctors prescribing drugs that patients are known to be allergic to, the medicines watchdog says.
    - 3 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 11:01pm -

Forbes healthcare news

New Science


  • Health workers get more protection from violence and abuse
    Crown Prosecution Service deal aims to strengthen the prosecution process and bring offenders to justiceRelated items from OnMedicaStopping the drama from becoming a crisis: tips on dealing with aggressive or violent patientsViolent patients should h…
    - 1 day ago, 2 Sep 14, 12:00am -
  • NHS staff 'face pay curbs' for unsocial hours
    Government accused of wanting to provide seven day health service ‘on the cheap'Related items from OnMedicaBMA drops opposition to seven-day servicesNHS strike vote plannedIncreasing nurse numbers ‘is not’ the answer Nurses prepare to fight pay…
    - 1 day ago, 2 Sep 14, 12:00am -
  • Foundation Trust put on special measures
    Inspectors tell East Kent Hospitals FT it must 'urgently improve' careRelated items from OnMedica‘Special measures’ for hospital trusts are working, say regulatorsMost NHS trusts placed in special measures have made ‘significant progress’Hosp…
    - 1 day ago, 2 Sep 14, 12:00am -
  • Surge in number of skin cancer admissions
    Hospital treatment for melanoma and other skin cancers rose by over 40% in five yearsRelated items from OnMedicaMelanoma is now fifth most common cancer in EnglandMen more likely to die of melanoma than womenFifth of women don’t use sun creamMelano…
    - 1 day ago, 2 Sep 14, 12:00am -
  • All under sevens to get free hot school lunch
    Poorest families expected to save some £400 per year under the schemeRelated items from OnMedicaFears academies will not provide healthy school mealsDoctors demand action on child obesityJunk food ads seen by European kids fell by only a quarter in…
    - 1 day ago, 2 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.
- 15 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…
- 22 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…
- 33 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…
- 47 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…
- 62 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…
- 67 days ago, 27 Jun 14, 5:09pm -

NBC health news

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Yahoo health news

  • newComedian Joan Rivers still on life support: daughter
    Comedian Joan Rivers remained on life support on Tuesday after being hospitalized in serious condition due to cardiac arrest last week, her daughter Melissa said. At this time, she does remain on life support," Melissa Rivers said in a statement.
    - 2 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 11:39pm -
  • newPlayers using psychologists to find the extra one percent
    By Simon Cambers NEW YORK (Reuters) - Tennis players are always looking for that extra 1 percent, the unseen edge that could take them to the very top. A common sight for years in golf and now used extensively in sports like cycling and athletics, fo…
    - 3 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 11:28pm -
  • newMississippi woman gets life sentence in fatal buttocks injection case
    A Mississippi woman convicted of murder for administering an unlicensed silicone buttocks injection to a patient who later died was sentenced on Tuesday to life in prison.  Tracey Lynn Garner, 54, performed the unlicensed injection in 2012 in her Ja…
    - 3 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 11:25pm -
  • newWealthy countries must send medical teams to halt Ebola: Medecins Sans Frontieres
    The worst ever outbreak of the Ebola virus will not be halted unless wealthy nations dispatch specialized biological disaster response teams to West Africa to stop its spread, the head of medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres said on Tuesday. "Six…
    - 3 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 11:21pm -
  • newWest Africa struggles to contain Ebola as warnings and deaths mount
    Doctors in Liberia were out on strike on Tuesday as they struggled to cope with the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, while the United Nations warned the spread of the disease in West Africa was causing food shortages in one of the world's poorest…
    - 3 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 11:21pm -
  • newDolphin virus adds to deaths in troubled Florida lagoon
    By Barbara Liston ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - A measles-like virus that is blamed for killing hundreds of dolphins on the U.S. East Coast has spread into a Florida lagoon where hundreds of manatees, brown pelicans and dolphins already died mysteriously…
    - 3 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 10:39pm -
  • newTennis-Players using psychologists to find the extra one percent
    By Simon Cambers NEW YORK, Sept 2 (Reuters) - Tennis players are always looking for that extra 1 percent, the unseen edge that could take them to the very top. A common sight for years in golf and now used extensively in sports like cycling and athle…
    - 4 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 10:17pm -
  • newPreschools latest to take on green movement
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Three-year-old Clara Centola seems unconcerned by the adults around her as she works at a mini-kitchen, deciding which cloth-toy fruits and vegetables to serve her imaginary guests. There are no plastic fast-food replicas to ch…
    - 4 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 10:09pm -