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FDA Warns of Cancer Risk With Laparoscopic Device

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 5:29pm
WASHINGTON (MedPage Today) -- Hysterectomy and procedures to remove uterine fibroids should avoid use of laparoscopic power morcellation, according to a safety advisory from the Food and Drug Administration.

Amputation, MI in Diabetics Way Down Since 1990

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 4:50pm
(MedPage Today) -- Complications tied to diabetes -- such as amputation and cardiovascular disease -- have plummeted over a 20-year span, according to government researchers.

Amputation, MI in Diabetics Way Down Since 1990

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 4:50pm
(MedPage Today) -- Complications tied to diabetes -- such as amputation and cardiovascular disease -- have plummeted over a 20-year span, according to government researchers.

Food-Borne Illness Rates Steady, CDC Says

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 4:41pm
(MedPage Today) -- There's good news and bad news about food safety, the CDC is reporting.

Food-Borne Illness Rates Steady, CDC Says

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 4:41pm
(MedPage Today) -- There's good news and bad news about food safety, the CDC is reporting.

OncoBriefs: Chemo for Bladder Cancer, Myeloma Care (CME/CE)

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 4:12pm
(MedPage Today) -- The vast majority of patients with muscle-invasive bladder cancer do not receive chemotherapy, despite evidence of a significant survival benefit, investigators concluded after a 2,000-case review.

OncoBriefs: Chemo for Bladder Cancer, Myeloma Care (CME/CE)

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 4:12pm
(MedPage Today) -- The vast majority of patients with muscle-invasive bladder cancer do not receive chemotherapy, despite evidence of a significant survival benefit, investigators concluded after a 2,000-case review.

Beyond Rearranging the Deck Chairs

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 4:09pm
(MedPage Today) -- Too many new tools simply reshuffle data on our patients -- rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic -- when what we need is one that lets us do something about the information immediately.

Beyond Rearranging the Deck Chairs

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 4:09pm
(MedPage Today) -- Too many new tools simply reshuffle data on our patients -- rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic -- when what we need is one that lets us do something about the information immediately.

US health secretary's legacy goes beyond Obamacare

news@nature - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 3:21pm

Kathleen Sebelius oversaw a pandemic flu response, the expansion of Medicaid — and, yes, the flubbed health care website rollout.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15059

Sperm RNA carries marks of trauma

news@nature - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 2:21pm

Stress alters the expression of small RNAs in male mice and leads to depressive behaviours in later generations.

Nature 508 296 doi: 10.1038/508296a

Arabian Knives: Working the OR in the Middle East

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 2:00pm
(MedPage Today) -- As an epidemic of obesity and diabetes surges in the Persian Gulf states, a bariatric surgeon from New York recently packed up his scalpel to lend a steady hand.

Arabian Knives: Working the OR in the Middle East

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 2:00pm
(MedPage Today) -- As an epidemic of obesity and diabetes surges in the Persian Gulf states, a bariatric surgeon from New York recently packed up his scalpel to lend a steady hand.

Stroke Rounds: Depression Tied to Worse Stroke Outcomes (CME/CE)

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 1:23pm
(MedPage Today) -- Depression was found to be a significant and independent risk factor for poor stroke outcomes in a study from the U.K., and recovery from depression within a year did not alter long-term risk.

Stroke Rounds: Depression Tied to Worse Stroke Outcomes (CME/CE)

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 1:23pm
(MedPage Today) -- Depression was found to be a significant and independent risk factor for poor stroke outcomes in a study from the U.K., and recovery from depression within a year did not alter long-term risk.

Ancient Mars probably too cold for liquid water

news@nature - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 1:21pm

Planet’s atmosphere was too thin to keep its surface consistently warm, analysis suggests.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15042

Alcohol Use Lowers RA Risk in Women

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:26pm
(MedPage Today) -- Women who consumed alcohol moderately over the long term had a decreased risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, analysis of data from two prospective cohorts found.

Alcohol Use Lowers RA Risk in Women

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:26pm
(MedPage Today) -- Women who consumed alcohol moderately over the long term had a decreased risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, analysis of data from two prospective cohorts found.

Hot Topics: Vitamin D in MS

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:18pm
(MedPage Today) -- What is vitamin D's role in multiple sclerosis? Four experts told us that the epidemiological evidence for an influence is indisputable, but whether supplements make a difference is still up in the air.
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