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  • newCDC: 4 People With Enterovirus D68 Have Died

    CDC: 4 People With Enterovirus D68 Have Died

    Three children have died after catching enterovirus D68, according to the CDC. It’s unclear what role the virus played in their deaths, though.
    - 2 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 10:02pm -
  • newHospital Failed to Isolate Ebola Patient at First

    Hospital Failed to Isolate Ebola Patient at First

    Hospital officials in Dallas admitted Tuesday they missed an opportunity to isolate a man who’d recently arrived in the United States from Liberia and was showing the first signs of Ebola.
    - 3 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 9:22pm -

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YouTube: Mayo Clinic

Muir-Torre Syndrome and Medical Genetics at Mayo Clinic
Dr. Jennifer Hand a dermatologist and specialist in the medical genetics clinic at Mayo Clinic provides an overview of Muir-Torre Syndrome and explains how a trip to the dermatologist could alert you to a very high risk of colon cancer.
- 2 days ago, 29 Sep 14, 2:39pm -
Adverse Alterations in Body Composition
Pierre K. Asselin, M.S. Health Science Specialist, James J. Peters, VA Medical Center, Bronx, NY discusses adverse alterations in body composition in acute and chronic spinal cord injury. He also touches on the effects of exoskeletal assisted walking…
- 2 days ago, 29 Sep 14, 1:35pm -
Minimally Invasive Pancreatic Surgery - Michael Kendrick, M.D.
A minimally invasive surgery, called the Whipple procedure, is allowing patients to treat pancreatic cancer with less pain and quicker recovery. Gastroenterologist, Michael Kendrick, M.D., explains the role that Mayo Clinic’s multidisciplinary appr…
- 5 days ago, 26 Sep 14, 8:33pm -
Bile Duct Stones - Petersen, Bret T., M.D.
Bret Petersen., M.D., a Gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic discusses Bile Duct Stones. Gallbladder stones are quite common occurring in 20% of women and up to 10% of men in the United States versus Stones in the Bile duct, which are less common, perh…
- 5 days ago, 26 Sep 14, 7:36pm -
National Hispanic Month - Flash Mob

- 5 days ago, 26 Sep 14, 6:54pm -
A Lifetime of Care from Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic Philanthropic Partners Bernie and Edith Waterman explain why they’ve supported the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, and goddaughter Lara Kunkler discusses why Mayo Clinic is so important to the Watermans.
- 5 days ago, 26 Sep 14, 4:48pm -

Reuters health news

  • newDallas Ebola patient vomited outside apartment on way to hospital
    DALLAS (Reuters) - Two days after he was sent home from a Dallas hospital, the man who is the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States was seen vomiting on the ground outside an apartment complex as he was bundled into an ambulanc…
    - 1 hour ago, 1 Oct 14, 11:08pm -
  • newEbola deaths reach 3,338, but widely undercounted, WHO says
    GENEVA (Reuters) - The death toll from the world's worst Ebola outbreak on record reached 3,338 people out of 7,178 cases in West Africa as of Sept. 28, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday.
    - 2 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 10:49pm -
  • newNo-cost, long-acting contraception cuts teen pregnancy by 79 percent
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A program that offered long-acting no-cost contraception to U.S. girls and women age 15 to 19 reduced the teenage pregnancy rate by 79 percent over five years and cut the abortion rate by 77 percent, according to the resul…
    - 2 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 9:57pm -
  • newEarly gluten exposure no protection against celiac disease
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Conventional wisdom says that exposing a baby to small amounts of gluten around the age of four to six months may prevent the child from developing celiac disease, but two new studies suggest it makes no difference.
    - 2 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 9:55pm -
  • newDon’t worry: Neuroticism linked to Alzheimer’s risk in women
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Anxious, jealous, moody, distressed women are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease later in life than their calmer and less stressed-out counterparts, suggests a new study.
    - 2 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 9:51pm -
  • newRhode Island child with Enterovirus dies after infection: officials
    BOSTON (Reuters) - A Rhode Island child hospitalized with Enterovirus D68 has died of a bacterial infection, in what state public health officials described on Wednesday as an unusual and dangerous combination.
    - 4 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 8:46pm -
  • newU.S. relief group sending key supplies to Liberia to fight Ebola
    CHARLOTTE N.C. (Reuters) - With the number of Ebola cases in West Africa expected to rise by the thousands, a Christian relief organization in North Carolina is gearing up for a new community and home-based care effort aimed at stopping the spread of…
    - 4 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 8:17pm -
  • newStudy finds weak evidence for garlic in high blood pressure
    EW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new analysis of past clinical trials using garlic supplements against high blood pressure finds a modest benefit, but researchers urge longer, more rigorous studies to assess the popular alternative “treatment.”
    - 6 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 6:40pm -
  • newLoss of smell may be predictor of death in older adults: study
    (Reuters) - Being unable to smell bacon frying may be far more dire than simply missing out on one of life's pleasures. In older adults, it could be a predictor of increased risk of death within five years.
    - 6 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 6:30pm -
  • newScientists find potential way to treat cold-triggered asthma
    LONDON (Reuters) - British scientists have identified a sequence of biological events that could trigger life-threatening asthma attacks in people suffering from colds -- a finding that holds the potential for developing more effective medicines.
    - 6 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 6:01pm -
  • newReeling from Ebola, WHO warns of MERS risk to Africa
    GENEVA (Reuters) - Vulnerable countries, especially in Africa, need to defend themselves against the possible seasonal spread of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in the first half of 2015, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday.
    - 6 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 5:51pm -
  • newU.S. airlines in contact with government about Ebola concerns
    (Reuters) - Several leading U.S. airlines said on Wednesday they were in close contact with federal health officials about Ebola-related travel concerns after a traveler infected with the deadly virus was diagnosed on U.S. soil.
    - 7 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 5:44pm -
  • newGlaxoSmithKline, NewLink working to bring Ebola vaccines online: WHO
    GENEVA (Reuters) - Both GlaxoSmithKline and NewLink Genetics are working to boost their capacity to make Ebola vaccines, with a goal of a "very significant increase in scale during the first half of 2015", the World Health Organization said on Wednes…
    - 7 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 5:16pm -
  • newWalgreen to sell drugs under Express Scripts 2015 Medicare plans
    (Reuters) - Express Scripts Holding Co, the largest U.S. pharmacy benefit manager, said Walgreen Co would sell prescription drugs under its two Medicare Part D plans for 2015.
    - 7 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 5:15pm -
  • newAfghanistan is worst country for older people: index
    LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Afghanistan is the worst country to live in as an older person, an annual index on the wellbeing of the elderly showed on Wednesday.
    - 8 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 4:36pm -

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Forbes healthcare news

  • newGood News And Bad News About Value Based Healthcare
    An important event yesterday signaled the beginning of the end for the much-maligned “fee-for-service” payment system in the U.S. healthcare system. That’s the system by which doctors and other providers get paid for every service they deliver,…
    - 7 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 5:17pm -
  • newIs Your Doctor Being Paid By Pharma? That Could Be Good.
    The biopharmaceutical industry seeks out the best doctors to work with on these important clinical programs. After all, these trials can cost anywhere from $10 ? 500 million and one can?t afford suboptimal trial design or execution. Thus, a company t…
    - 7 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 5:11pm -
  • newFighting Cancer By Fixing Our Cells' Hard Drives
    For the first time, Forbes is bringing together 1,000+ members of the Forbes 30 Under 30 list with some of the globe’s top leaders and mentors to create partnerships that will change the world over the next 50 years. The Under 30 Summit will ta…
    - 9 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 3:17pm -
  • newGenetic Analysis Fails To Support Vitamin D To Prevent Diabetes
    A vitamin D pill can't substitute for a healthy diet and sunshine, a new genetic study published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology suggests. In recent years many people have been seduced by observational studies that found low levels of vita…
    - 10 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 2:00pm -
  • newI'm Shocked, Shocked To Find That Pharma Is Paying Doctors!
    As a healthcare analyst anytime I decide to share my judgment on a company or its technology, I must make a disclosure of any relationship between myself and that company.  This includes any stock I may hold in that company.  It’s part of a serie…
    - 11 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 1:47pm -
  • newMichigan Coach Left His 20-Year-Old QB In After Concussion. Now Some Fans Want Him Fired.
    Something extraordinary is happening at the University of Michigan.
    - 22 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 2:29am -
  • newFive Ethical Points Now That Ebola Has Entered The USA
    The first case of Ebola to occur on American soil has now occurred. The CDC announced a hospital in Dallas, Texas, has hospitalized a man who came there to visit his family.
    - 23 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 12:51am -
  • newWhy We Should Be Optimistic About The First U.S. Ebola Diagnosis
    The only surprise tonight is that it took 38 years for this day to come. But here is where you will see our public health system shine. An entire generation of professionals has been training for this moment.
    - 24 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 12:21am -
  • Court Rules Oklahoma ObamaCare Not OK
    Opponents of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) have rung up a win in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma in the case titled Pruitt V Burwell. (Scott Pruitt is the Attorney General of Oklahoma…
    - 1 day ago, 1 Oct 14, 12:06am -
  • Supreme Court Hears Arguments On Health Care Law
    Demonstrators for and against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act march and chant in outside the U.S. Supreme Court Building on March 26, 2012 in Washington, DC. Today the high court, which has set aside six hours over three days, will hea…
    - 1 day ago, 1 Oct 14, 12:06am -
  • No Difference in Survival for Different Heart Valves
    A new study published in JAMA suggests that younger patients who need aortic valve replacement (AVR) may now be more eligible to receive bioprosthetic valves. Each year about 50,000 people in the U.S. undergo AVR surgery. Older patients generally…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Sep 14, 11:59pm -
  • Chicago FAA Fire Highlights Importance of Interoperability
    For years, healthcare has been compared unfavorably to the aviation industry.
    - 1 day ago, 30 Sep 14, 9:04pm -
  • Ebola Comes To America: First U.S. Case Just Diagnosed In Dallas
    Ebola has arrived in America. A patient in Texas has been diagnosed with the deadly disease, the CDC confirmed on Tuesday.
    - 1 day ago, 30 Sep 14, 8:51pm -
  • Celgene And Sanofi CEOs Among Headliners For Third Forbes Healthcare Summit
    On December 3 and December 4, Forbes will be hosting the third annual Forbes Healthcare Summit here in Manhattan. This invite-only event has become a big success for us --  a convergence point for big thinkers from pharmaceuticals, insurance, hospit…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Sep 14, 6:43pm -
  • As Walgreen Goes Global, U.S. Medicare Pressures Remain
    As Walgreen works through managing expenses and costs related to its global expansion from the acquisition of European pharmacy Alliance Boots, the company’s top executives said “headwinds” still lay ahead back in the U.S.
    - 1 day ago, 30 Sep 14, 2:01pm -

New Science


  • Falls prevention would save NHS £275m
    Commissioners could save NHS £1.50 for every £1.00 invested in physiotherapyRelated items from OnMedicaFalls in the elderlyExercise for elderly helps minimise fall injuriesFalls prevention services are not evidence-basedDH pushes to cut admissions…
    - 1 day ago, 1 Oct 14, 12:00am -
  • Minimum alcohol unit price in England would save lives
    Fifty times more effective in reducing harm than ban on below-cost sellingRelated items from OnMedicaIntroducing minimum unit price for alcohol would hit harmful drinkersPut health warnings on alcohol, MPs urge‘Flawed’ alcohol regulatory system f…
    - 1 day ago, 1 Oct 14, 12:00am -
  • Cameron promises increased NHS spending
    Labour accuses prime minister of breaking similar promises made in 2010Related items from OnMedicaCautious welcome for Miliband’s extra 8000 GPsLabour's plans ‘could destroy general practice’BMA warns of deepening financial crisis in NHSNHS fac…
    - 1 day ago, 1 Oct 14, 12:00am -
  • Live well pre-pregnancy to stop diabetes
    Healthy lifestyle before pregnancy could prevent half of gestational diabetesRelated items from OnMedicaDiabetes in pregnancyGestational diabetes more likely with antipsychotics Activity cuts type 2 diabetes risk after GDMWarning over consequences of…
    - 1 day ago, 1 Oct 14, 12:00am -
  • Acupuncture doesn’t improve chronic knee pain
    Sham acupuncture just as effective in reducing pain and improving functionRelated items from OnMedicaModerate exercise may reduce risk of chronic painAcupuncture could ease nerve pain of cancer treatmentAcupuncture may benefit COPD patientsSupervised…
    - 1 day ago, 1 Oct 14, 12:00am -

Medical News Today

YouTube: New England Journal of Medicine

Eliminating Barriers to Contraception
Your 17-year-old patient tells you she’s terrified of becoming pregnant. How can you help her? Recent findings are summarized in a short animation.See the NEJM Original Article, "Provision of No-Cost, Long-Acting Contraception and Teenage Pregnan…
- 3 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 9:07pm -
Ebola Cases Time Series
Video depicts the cases of the Ebola Virus Disease in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone as of September 16, 2014.See the NEJM article: http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1411100
- 6 days ago, 25 Sep 14, 2:50pm -
Video 1 shows a transthoracic echocardiogram obtained in the right ventricular inflow view shows a mobile serpiginous echogenic mass in the right atrium. Video 2 shows a transthoracic echocardiogram obtained in the subcostal view suggests that the m…
- 13 days ago, 18 Sep 14, 3:11pm -
Aortic Aneurysm and Dissection
Transthoracic echocardiography shows a thoracic aortic aneurysm (arrows) and dissection flap at the level of the ascending aorta in an 81-year-old man who had no cardiac symptoms at presentation. The condition was discovered incidentally because he h…
- 13 days ago, 18 Sep 14, 3:02pm -
PARADIGM-HF: A Concise Summary with Journal Club Questions
A three-minute summary of the PARADIGM-HF trial includes five Journal Club questions.See the NEJM article, "Angiotensin–Neprilysin Inhibition versus Enalapril in Heart Failure": http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1409077See the related…
- 26 days ago, 5 Sep 14, 3:50pm -
Ventricular Fibrillation during Left Ventriculography.
During routine left ventriculography that was performed after stent placement in a 56-year-old man who presented with sudden-onset chest pain, there was moderate systolic dysfunction with anterior-wall hypokinesis of the left ventricle. Ventricular f…
- 26 days ago, 5 Sep 14, 3:44pm -

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  • newJudge rules loss could be imposed on Calpers in Stockton bankruptcy
    By Robin Respaut SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - The U.S. bankruptcy judge overseeing Stockton, California's municipal bankruptcy trial on Wednesday ruled that the state's public employee retirement system, known as Calpers, could be forced to absorb l…
    - 56 mins ago, 1 Oct 14, 11:23pm -
  • newChina tells foreign countries not to meddle in Hong Kong
    By Lesley Wroughton and Arshad Mohammed WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi responded on Wednesday to comments by the United States and others on pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, saying foreign countries should not meddle in C…
    - 58 mins ago, 1 Oct 14, 11:21pm -
  • newU.S. Ebola patient flew on United Airlines to Dallas
    By Jeffrey Dastin (Reuters) - United Airlines believes the U.S. Ebola patient flew on its aircraft from Brussels to Dallas-Fort Worth via Washington on Sept. 20, based on information it received from federal officials, according to a company spokeswo…
    - 1 hour ago, 1 Oct 14, 11:08pm -
  • newDallas Ebola patient vomited outside apartment on way to hospital
    By Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - Two days after he was sent home from a Dallas hospital, the man who is the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States was seen vomiting on the ground outside an apartment complex as he was bund…
    - 1 hour ago, 1 Oct 14, 11:08pm -
  • newUK must restore aid for Sierra Leone and Liberia: report
    By Kieran Guilbert LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain must restore planned cuts in its aid budget for Sierra Leone and Liberia in light of the Ebola crisis sweeping through West Africa, a parliamentary committee said on Thursday. The Depar…
    - 1 hour ago, 1 Oct 14, 11:07pm -
  • newFactbox: The worst Ebola outbreak on record
    (Reuters) - West Africa is struggling with the worst Ebola outbreak since the disease was identified in 1976, and the first case has been diagnosed in the United States. Below are some facts regarding the outbreak: - The outbreak has killed 3,338 peo…
    - 2 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 10:49pm -
  • newLiberia, U.S. say Texas Ebola patient showed no symptoms before flying
    By David Lewis and James Harding Giahyue DAKAR/MONROVIA (Reuters) - The man being treated for Ebola in Texas showed no signs of fever or symptoms of the virus when he left Liberia for the United States via Brussels on Sept. 19, Liberian and U.S. auth…
    - 2 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 10:48pm -
  • newTexas Ebola Patient Prayed With Family on Phone
    The patient who became the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States has been identified as a former chauffeur from Liberia who prayed with family members by phone today.
    - 2 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 10:47pm -