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U.S. Health Agency Revokes Obama-era Planned Parenthood ProtectionU.S. Health Agency Revokes Obama-era Planned Parenthood Protection

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 14:41:07 EST

U.S. health officials on Friday said they were revoking legal guidance issued by the Obama Administration that had sought to discourage states from trying to defund organizations that provide abortion services, such as Planned Parenthood.
Reuters Health Information



Doctors Underdiagnosing Flu Among Older PatientsDoctors Underdiagnosing Flu Among Older Patients

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:57:38 EST

Patients over age 65 who are hospitalized for influenza-like illness were less likely to receive diagnostic tests from providers than were younger patients, a new study showed.
Medscape Medical News



Government Ban on Seven Words Creates Anger Among PhysiciansGovernment Ban on Seven Words Creates Anger Among Physicians

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:00:00 EST

Last year, the Washington Post reported that the CDC was banned from using seven scientific words. What do physicians think of the ban?
Medscape Business of Medicine



Reduce Stress by ReframingReduce Stress by Reframing

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:10:22 EST

Dr Jay Winner describes 'reframing,' a technique in which thinking about a stressful situation a little differently can reduce stress.
American Academy of Family Physicians



What's the Best 'Breathing Retraining' for Uncontrolled Asthma? What's the Best 'Breathing Retraining' for Uncontrolled Asthma?

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:06:08 EST

Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy comments on a trial that compares two methods of 'retraining' asthma patients in breathing techniques.
Medscape Internal Medicine



More Evidence Links Gum Disease to Stroke Risk More Evidence Links Gum Disease to Stroke Risk

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 09:58:26 EST

A new study shows a relationship between severity of gum disease and increasing future stroke risk, and conversely that regular dental care was linked to a lower stroke risk.
Medscape Medical News



MGUS in 3% of Population: What to Do? MGUS in 3% of Population: What to Do?

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 07:36:03 EST

Evidence for clinical practice and follow-up is limited, and experts offer suggestions based on the literature and their own practice at the Mayo Clinic.
Medscape Medical News



New HHS Division to Protect Clinicians With Religious ObjectionsNew HHS Division to Protect Clinicians With Religious Objections

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 18:45:23 EST

The Trump administration opens the new unit within HHS to focus on claims of coercion on medical staff to perform abortions and other procedures over religious objections.
Medscape Medical News



ADHD Prescriptions Skyrocket Among Young WomenADHD Prescriptions Skyrocket Among Young Women

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:11:18 EST

A spike in ADHD drug use among young women is a 'public health concern,' given the uncertainty about the safety of using ADHD medications during pregnancy, federal health officials say.
Medscape Medical News



Don't Forget! Reminders Boost Vaccination RatesDon't Forget! Reminders Boost Vaccination Rates

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:24:39 EST

Reminding patients or families they are due for immunizations via phone calls, email, postcards, or texts increases vaccination rates for children, adolescents, and adults, a systematic review has shown.
Medscape Medical News



Tamper-Resistant Opioids No Panacea for Opioid CrisisTamper-Resistant Opioids No Panacea for Opioid Crisis

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:19:02 EST

Tamper-resistant oxycodone pills are misused less often by injection drug users but have had little effect at a population level on opioid use or harm, a study from Australia finds.
Medscape Medical News



Can HRT Relieve Migraines in Symptomatic Women?Can HRT Relieve Migraines in Symptomatic Women?

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:18:59 EST

New research explores the risk/benefit profile of reproductive hormone therapy in menopausal women with migraine.
Medscape Neurology



CancerSEEK: Blood Test That Detects Eight Common CancersCancerSEEK: Blood Test That Detects Eight Common Cancers

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:00:35 EST

This blood test combines an analysis of DNA and levels of cancer protein biomarkers and can detect eight different cancers. But it is not ready yet for clinical use.
Medscape Medical News



Outcomes Get Worse for Pregnant Women With Diabetes in ScotlandOutcomes Get Worse for Pregnant Women With Diabetes in Scotland

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:13:39 EST

Perinatal outcomes for mothers with diabetes in Scotland have not improved over time and, if anything, are worse today than they were 15 years ago.
Medscape Medical News



Senate Committee Approves Alex Azar to Head HHSSenate Committee Approves Alex Azar to Head HHS

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:07:13 EST

Only one Democrat on the committee joined the Republicans in confirming Alex Azar. The former HHS deputy secretary and pharmaceutical executive now goes to the Senate for a full vote.
Medscape Medical News



Treating Chronic Hepatitis C Infection in Primary CareTreating Chronic Hepatitis C Infection in Primary Care

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:10:10 EST

New treatment guidelines aim to support primary care clinicians in the treatment of hepatitis C infection.
Medscape HIV/AIDS



Trump's Doctor Says Health Excellent, Attributes 'Good Genes'Trump's Doctor Says Health Excellent, Attributes 'Good Genes'

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 18:54:12 EST

Along with his overall health the president had a perfect score on the MoCA test, showing excellent cognitive health, said the White House physician.
Medscape Medical News



Breast-feeding May Halve Diabetes Risk in Women Breast-feeding May Halve Diabetes Risk in Women

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:55:31 EST

The risk for type 2 diabetes was reduced by almost half throughout their childbearing years for women who breast-fed for 6 months or longer, a study found.
Medscape Medical News



U.S. Healthcare Uninsured Rises Most in Near Decade - GallupU.S. Healthcare Uninsured Rises Most in Near Decade - Gallup

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:25:57 EST

The number of Americans without healthcare insurance rose by 3.2 million people between 2016 and 2017, or 1.3 percentage points to 12.2%, according to a Gallup poll released on Tuesday, the biggest jump in the uninsured rate in nearly a decade.
Reuters Health Information



Musing on Sexual EthicsMusing on Sexual Ethics

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:52:16 EST

Dr George Lundberg urges discussion on modern sexual ethics.
Medscape Internal Medicine