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  • newMost States Let Medicaid Doc Pay Hikes Lapse
    (MedPage Today) -- Just six states and the District of Columbia will use their own money in 2015 to sustain the federal Medicaid pay raise to primary care doctors, which was a key provision of the Affordable Care Act.
    - 7 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 9:04pm -
  • newSpine Changes in PsA Predict Heart Risk
    (MedPage Today) -- Sacroiliitis seen on a CT scan was associated with aortic vascular inflammation among patients with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, suggesting that such scans could predict cardiovascular disease.
    - 7 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 9:02pm -
  • newCDC Sends More Troops to Battle Ebola
    (MedPage Today) -- The CDC is sending an additional 50 disease control specialists to West Africa to help ramp up the response to the ?worsening? Ebola outbreak there, the agency?s director said.
    - 7 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 8:24pm -
  • newCardioBuzz: 'Lifestyle Medicine' (CME/CE)
    (MedPage Today) -- In this guest blog, Dean Ornish, MD, founder of the University of California San Francisco's Preventive Medicine Research Institute and the eponymous diet, argues that lifestyle change is good medicine.
    - 9 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 6:28pm -
  • newThe 40-Minute Office Visit
    (MedPage Today) -- The State stopped by to see us the other day, and after a 40-minute check-up we are not really sure how we fared: will "The State" find us healthy or in need of treatment?
    - 10 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 5:42pm -
  • newCheap Stogies Gain in Popularity
    (MedPage Today) -- Most cigar smokers in America are smoking cheap, unfiltered cigarillos or mass market cigars, a government report showed.
    - 11 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 5:00pm -
  • newFDA to Expand Reach on Diagnostic Tests
    (MedPage Today) -- SILVER SPRING, Md. -- The FDA plans to take over regulation of "home brew" diagnostic tests developed and used within individual clinical laboratories, agency officials said Thursday.
    - 11 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 4:42pm -
  • newStroke Rounds: Lytics for Stroke Without Visible Clot?
    (MedPage Today) -- Thrombolysis might be beneficial in acute ischemic stroke even when the blockage can't be found, an observational study suggested.
    - 12 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 4:12pm -
  • newPrediction Update: Autism
    (MedPage Today) -- In January, we asked prominent neurologists to predict the most significant clinical developments for the field of autism in 2014. Now, at the half-year mark, we're asking them how their predictions are holding up.
    - 12 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 4:00pm -
  • newVitamin D Blog: Nutrient or Hormone?
    (MedPage Today) -- Few people view their vitamin D supplement as hormone replacement therapy, but that?s exactly what it is, experts told MedPage Today.
    - 12 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 3:30pm -
  • newFDA Green Lights Eylea for DME
    (MedPage Today) -- The FDA has approved the vascular endothelial growth factor inhibitor aflibercept (Eylea) for diabetic macular edema, drugmaker Regeneron announced.
    - 13 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 2:34pm -

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CME Education Program: Advances in Pathophysiology and Emerging Novel Therapeutic Strategies
Join Drs Gersh, Libby, Goldhaber and Rihal for a cardiovascular review in Boston on October 10-11, 2014. Expert faculty will discuss clinically relevant topics such as heart failure, atrial fibrillation, multimodality imaging, valve disease and the…
- 8 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 7:45pm -
The Microbiome and Rheumatoid Arthritis
Veena Taneja, Ph.D. from the Center for Individualized Medicine, sat down to talk about the research being conducted on how the gut microbiome can lead researchers to potential treatments for Rheumatoid Arthritis.
- 8 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 7:35pm -
Eye-tracking Devices and Pilot Safety - Mayo Clinic
The use of small, portable eye-tracking devices in cockpits could be a future additional safeguard for pilots and other safety critical operators, according to a Mayo Clinic study published in the July issue of Aviation, Space and Environmental Medic…
- 9 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 6:35pm -
Motivations for Avoiding Wheat Consumption - Celiac Disease in the News
Joseph Murray, M.D., a gastroenterologist and celiac disease expert at Mayo Clinic, discusses a recently published article in Public Health and Nutrition about the reasoning behind why people are avoiding gluten.
- 13 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 2:58pm -
The Risk of Cancer from Certain IBD Medications - IBD in the News
John Kisiel, M.D., a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic, discusses a recently published article in The Journal of the American Medical Association about the risk of cancer from certain medications used to treat inflammatory bowel disease.
- 13 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 2:52pm -
WARNING Institution wide QT alert system
In a video originally posted on TheHeart.org | Medscape Cardiology, Michael J Ackerman, MD, PhD, reviews the results of an institution-wide QT-alert warning system, the first of its kind.
- 13 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 2:18pm -

Reuters health news

  • newObamacare subsidy case could be reviewed by U.S. Supreme Court
    (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court has been asked to review a case about whether the federal government can subsidize health insurance for millions of Americans, a party involved in the lawsuit said on Thursday.
    - 2 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 2:03am -
  • newEbola patient coming to U.S. as aid workers' health worsens
    CHICAGO/WINSTON-SALEM N.C. (Reuters) - A U.S. aid worker who was infected with the deadly Ebola virus while working in West Africa will be flown to the United States to be treated in a high-security ward at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, hospi…
    - 2 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 1:51am -
  • newU.S. reforms poultry inspections to boost food safety
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced on Thursday reforms to decades-old processes for inspecting poultry facilities in a bid to cut down on the number of foodborne illnesses, but dropped an industry-backed plan to speed…
    - 4 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 12:01am -
  • newU.S. government seeking to test Ebola vaccine on humans: reports
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The U.S. government will begin testing on people an experimental Ebola vaccine as early as September, after seeing positive results from tests on primates, according to media reports on Thursday.
    - 4 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 11:41pm -
  • newU.S. CDC says salmonella outbreak from Foster Farms' chicken appears over
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - A salmonella outbreak linked to California-based poultry producer Foster Farms' contaminated chicken appears to be over, more than 17 months after it began, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday.
    - 5 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 10:56pm -
  • newSierra Leone declares emergency as Ebola death toll hits 729
    FREETOWN (Reuters) - Sierra Leone has declared a state of emergency and called in troops to quarantine Ebola victims, joining neighbouring Liberia in imposing controls as the death toll from the outbreak of the virus hit 729 in West Africa.
    - 5 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 10:45pm -
  • newU.S. aid worker infected with Ebola to be moved to Atlanta hospital: official
    (Reuters) - A U.S. humanitarian aid worker who was infected with Ebola in West Africa will be transferred back to the United States and treated in a special high security ward at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, hospital officials said on Thursd…
    - 6 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 10:03pm -
  • newOn first meeting, men prefer ‘nice’ women: study
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – For heterosexual men, women who are “nice” are also “attractive,” according to a new study, but the same doesn’t hold true for women meeting a man for the first time.
    - 7 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 8:46pm -
  • newU.S. to modernize poultry inspections to boost food safety
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Thursday it will modernize its decades-old inspection methods for poultry in an attempt to crack down on food-borne illness.
    - 7 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 8:44pm -
  • newSmoking linked to risk, progression of macular degeneration
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People who smoke, or have smoked a large number of cigarettes over time, are more likely to develop age-related macular degeneration or to have it worsen sooner, according to a long-term study.
    - 8 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 8:03pm -
  • newDNA changes linked to health effects of childhood abuse
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Trauma has lasting effects on mental and physical health that may stem from changes to DNA which undermine a person’s ability to rebound from stress, according to new research.
    - 9 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 6:14pm -
  • newFDA approves Boehringer Ingelheim lung disease drug
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Thursday it has approved Boehringer Ingelheim's drug to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), an umbrella term that includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema.
    - 10 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 5:45pm -
  • newU.S. doctor battling Ebola takes slight turn for worse
    WINSTON-SALEM N.C. (Reuters) - The health of a U.S. doctor who contracted Ebola in Liberia while helping fight an unprecedented outbreak of the deadly disease has worsened slightly, a relief organization said on Thursday.
    - 10 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 5:37pm -
  • newFDA panel: Benefit of Baxter's immune therapy outweighs risk
    (Reuters) - The benefits associated with Baxter International Inc's experimental treatment for certain diseases of the immune system outweigh the risks, an advisory committee to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration concluded on Thursday, paving the…
    - 10 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 5:31pm -
  • newFood scare driving away Yum, McDonald's diners in China
    (Reuters) - A food safety scare in China is testing local consumers' loyalty to foreign fast-food brands, including McDonald's Corp and Yum Brands Inc, which owns the KFC and Pizza Hut chains.
    - 11 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 5:11pm -

BBC health news

  • newTechnique turns bodies 'see-through'

    Technique turns bodies 'see-through'

    A newly discovered way to make entire bodies transparent could pave the way for a new generation of treatments, scientists say.
    - 5 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 11:13pm -
  • newDNA project 'to make UK world leader'

    DNA project 'to make UK world leader'

    A project aiming to revolutionise medicine by unlocking the secrets of DNA is under way in centres across England.
    - 5 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 11:01pm -
  • newWHO sounds alarm over W Africa Ebola

    WHO sounds alarm over W Africa Ebola

    The World Health Organization and presidents of West African nations affected by the Ebola outbreak are to announce a joint $100m response plan.
    - 7 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 8:49pm -

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  • Waistline warning links obesity to diabetes
    Large waist means five times higher risk of type 2 diabetesRelated items from OnMedicaWaist size predicts type 2 diabetes riskPublic 'ignorant' of waist size diabetes riskWeight loss cuts risk of type 2 diabetesPut families at heart of helping obese…
    - 1 day ago, 31 Jul 14, 12:00am -
  • NHS will have to prove it is free of racial inequality
    Trusts and CCGs will have to meet racial equality standards Related items from OnMedicaThe healthcare equality challengeInternational doctors do less well in MRCGPWomen failing to achieve senior NHS leadership roles, research findsMRCGP clinical ass…
    - 1 day ago, 31 Jul 14, 12:00am -
  • 40 million people now have a summary care record
    Plans to roll out records to GP out-of-hours services and A&ERelated items from OnMedicaPatient health recordsUK’s GPs rank first for using technologyFrom suitcases to systemsCost is main barrier to adoption of electronic recordsGPs need to be part…
    - 1 day ago, 31 Jul 14, 12:00am -
  • Number of dementia cases rises sharply
    62% rise in dementia cases in past seven yearsRelated items from OnMedicaOne in five people with dementia gets no supportThe increasing incidence of dementiaDementia rate has fallen by a quarter in 20 yearsDementia targets will lead to overdiagnosisC…
    - 1 day ago, 31 Jul 14, 12:00am -
  • Experts warn many salads have high salt content
    One salad can have a day’s worth of salt, says expert bodyRelated items from OnMedicaCharity calls for dramatic cut in sugar consumptionCall for 'sugar tax' to curb child obesityHigh salt content of certain meds boosts risk of cardiovascular proble…
    - 1 day ago, 31 Jul 14, 12:00am -

Medical News Today

YouTube: New England Journal of Medicine

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…
- 10 hours 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…
- 14 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…
- 29 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…
- 34 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…
- 49 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…
- 78 days ago, 15 May 14, 2:47pm -

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Yahoo health news

  • newU.S. warns against traveling to Ebola-hit countries
    U.S. health officials are warning Americans not to travel to the three African countries hit by an outbreak of Ebola.
    - 33 mins ago, 1 Aug 14, 3:11am -
  • newOregon Medicaid targets expensive hepatitis drug
    WILSONVILLE, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon Medicaid committee on Thursday significantly scaled back access to an effective — but expensive — new drug used to treat hepatitis C.
    - 2 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 2:09am -
  • newObamacare subsidy case could be reviewed by U.S. Supreme Court
    (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court has been asked to review a case about whether the federal government can subsidize health insurance for millions of Americans, a party involved in the lawsuit said on Thursday. The petition requests the U.S. high co…
    - 2 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 2:03am -
  • newEbola patient coming to U.S. as aid workers' health worsens
    By Julie Steenhuysen and Colleen Jenkins CHICAGO/WINSTON-SALEM N.C. (Reuters) - A U.S. aid worker who was infected with the deadly Ebola virus while working in West Africa will be flown to the United States to be treated in a high-security ward at Em…
    - 2 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 1:51am -
  • newU.S. Senate passes $16.3 billion veterans health bill
    By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate late on Thursday overwhelmingly gave final congressional approval to a $16.3 billion plan to ease long healthcare delays at the scandal-plagued Veterans Affairs Department, adding the bulk of the…
    - 2 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 1:16am -
  • newUSDA overhauls decades-old poultry inspections
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is overhauling poultry plant inspections for the first time in more than 50 years, a move it says could result in 5,000 fewer foodborne illnesses each year.
    - 3 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 1:11am -
  • newPoor Sanitation: The Startling Link to Childhood Malnutrition
    I just returned from a trip to India, where I was teaching at the Delhi Indian Institute of Technology, interacting with an eager group of future environmental scientists and engineers. As we discussed water pollution, a July 13 New York Times articl…
    - 3 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 12:46am -
  • newY Combinator-Backed ListRunner Eliminates Hospital Paperwork
    A majority of a doctor’s time is spent jotting down notes about a patient for the next doctor on duty  over and over again with a pen and paper, according to Dr. Jeeshan Chowdury. His new Y Combinator-backed startup, ListRunner, promises to elimi…
    - 3 hours ago, 1 Aug 14, 12:30am -