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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.
    - 9 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.
    - 9 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.
    - 10 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.
    - 11 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.
    - 12 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.
    - 12 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.
    - 14 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.
    - 15 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.
    - 16 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.
    - 1 day 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.
    - 1 day ago, 27 Aug 14, 7:27pm -

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YouTube: Mayo Clinic

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.
- 8 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.
- 13 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.
- 1 day 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.
- 1 day ago, 27 Aug 14, 7:06pm -
Weekly Headlines 08.27.14
Weekly Headlines 08.27.14
- 1 day 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…
- 1 day ago, 27 Aug 14, 5:19pm -

Reuters health news

  • 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…
    - 2 hours ago, 29 Aug 14, 3:20am -
  • newTakeda, Lilly lose bid to overturn $9 billion award for hiding cancer risk
    (Reuters) - Takeda Pharmaceuticals and Eli Lilly & Co lost a bid to overthrow 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.
    - 3 hours ago, 29 Aug 14, 2:10am -
  • 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.
    - 6 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…
    - 6 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.
    - 8 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…
    - 9 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.
    - 9 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…
    - 10 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…
    - 10 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.
    - 11 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…
    - 13 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.
    - 13 hours ago, 28 Aug 14, 4:10pm -
  • newCalorie goals, support may help limit pregnancy weight gain
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Compared to obese expectant mothers without special care, those given individualized calorie goals and weekly group meetings gained less weight during pregnancy and had fewer oversized newborns in a new study.
    - 13 hours ago, 28 Aug 14, 4:03pm -
  • newEbola toll tops 1,550, outbreak accelerates: WHO
    GENEVA (Reuters) - The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 1,552 people out of 3,069 known cases in four countries and "continues to accelerate", the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Thursday.
    - 13 hours ago, 28 Aug 14, 3:46pm -
  • newFDA lifts partial hold on OncoMed's cancer drug trials
    (Reuters) - OncoMed Pharmaceuticals Inc said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration lifted a partial hold on patient enrolments for three trials testing its experimental cancer drug, vantictumab.
    - 16 hours ago, 28 Aug 14, 1:41pm -

BBC health news

  • 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.
    - 5 hours ago, 29 Aug 14, 12:17am -
  • newPlain packs 'no effect on smokers'

    Plain packs 'no effect on smokers'

    A study of smokers in Australia suggests there is "no evidence" that the introduction of standardised cigarette packaging has changed the way people buy cigarettes.
    - 5 hours ago, 29 Aug 14, 12:15am -
  • newEbola Africa travel bans to be axed

    Ebola Africa travel bans to be axed

    West African health ministers meeting in Ghana follow WHO advice and lift travel restrictions on countries affected by the Ebola outbreak.
    - 6 hours ago, 28 Aug 14, 11:05pm -

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  • Depression in cancer patients 'neglected'
    But new integrated treatment programme can have 'striking' benefitsRelated items from OnMedicaMortality higher if using paroxetine and tamoxifenUK falls behind other nations in preventing avoidable deathAlso in the pressNew treatment cuts depression…
    - 1 day ago, 28 Aug 14, 12:00am -
  • Schools to be allowed to carry emergency asthma inhalers
    Public consultation was 'overwhelmingly' in favour of a change in the lawRelated items from OnMedicaHuge variations in hospital asthma admissionsNICE approves asthma treatment for childrenE-guide for asthma services could save livesConsultation on pl…
    - 1 day ago, 28 Aug 14, 12:00am -
  • GP practices warned on staff holiday pay
    Medical indemnity experts warn that recent pay tribunal decisions could hit practice budgets Related items from OnMedicaUK GPs are best paid in the industrialised worldMore GPs needed to make flexible practice a realityLead GPs disagree on opening ho…
    - 1 day ago, 28 Aug 14, 12:00am -
  • Cancer Drugs Fund gets £80m boost
    But some drugs on the list will be subject to efficacy review Related items from OnMedicaChildren need access to cancer drug ‘goldmine’Anger over prostate drug rulingNICE rejects breast cancer drug because too costlySome expensive cancer drugs co…
    - 1 day ago, 28 Aug 14, 12:00am -
  • Tomato-rich diet linked to protection from prostate cancer
    Men who eat more than 10 portions a week have significantly reduced prostate cancer risk, study suggestsRelated items from OnMedicaChange approach to cancer prevention in men, urges reportFast walking improves prostate cancer outcomesScreening could…
    - 1 day ago, 28 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…
- 17 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…
- 28 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…
- 42 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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  • newColorado judge denies special probe in James Holmes' notebook leak
    By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - A Colorado judge overseeing the murder case against accused theater gunman James Holmes said on Thursday that police may have lied when they denied leaking details of the case to Fox News, but declined to appoint a…
    - 2 hours ago, 29 Aug 14, 3:18am -
  • newUN: Ebola disease caseload could reach 20,000
    The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is accelerating and could grow six times larger to infect as many as 20,000 people, the World Health Organization said Thursday. The U.N. health agency unveiled a new road map for containing the virus, and scientists…
    - 2 hours ago, 29 Aug 14, 3:08am -
  • newCalifornia governor considers allowing gender identity on death certificates
    Death certificates in California would be changed to reflect the gender identity of people at the time of their death rather than their sex at birth under a bill sent to Governor Jerry Brown on Thursday, the latest effort by the state to further the…
    - 3 hours ago, 29 Aug 14, 2:22am -
  • newTakeda, Lilly lose bid to overturn $9 billion award for hiding cancer risk
    (Reuters) - Takeda Pharmaceuticals and Eli Lilly & Co lost a bid to overthrow a combined $9 billion punitive-damage award by a U.S. "Plaintiffs have pointed to sufficient evidence from which the jury could have concluded that the 'information' about…
    - 3 hours ago, 29 Aug 14, 2:10am -
  • newU.S. officials reach deal with Pennsylvania on Medicaid
    Federal officials have reached an agreement with Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett over his plan to use federal funds to pay for private health insurance coverage for up to 600,000 residents, the governor said on Thursday. The deal highlights a growing n…
    - 5 hours ago, 28 Aug 14, 11:46pm -
  • newArizona mom who left children in hot car regains custody
    By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - An Arizona woman who attracted national attention in March when she left her two young children in a hot car while at a job interview regained custody of them on Thursday, her lawyer said.     Shanesha Taylor…
    - 6 hours ago, 28 Aug 14, 11:28pm -
  • newPollution, smoking, roads, obesity kill 4.7m Chinese a year
    Air pollution, smoking, obesity and accidents, especially on the road, kill at least 4.7 million Chinese a year and cost the country tens of billions of dollars, researchers said on Friday. In an overview published in The Lancet, they said China had…
    - 6 hours ago, 28 Aug 14, 11:23pm -
  • newU.S. startups get OK for smartphone-based heart tracking
    By Christina Farr SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - For a growing U.S. Food and Drug Administration for mobile applications that monitor patients from home, a step forward for a nascent digital health industry that has pressed for more clarity from the agenc…
    - 6 hours ago, 28 Aug 14, 11:23pm -