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Obese teens' QOL improves after bariatric surgery

By Reuters Staff (Reuters Health) - Obese teens who have surgery to lose weight report better quality of life, less joint pain and fewer physical limitations after their operations than before, a new

Ambulatory hemodialysis could improve prospects of ESRD patients, but hurdles remain

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Ambulatory hemodialysis could give greater freedom to patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD), but several technical hurdles remain, according to a

Half of middle-aged Americans think they will develop dementia

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Roughly half of middle-aged Americans believe they're "somewhat" or "very likely" to develop dementia, a survey suggests, and many try to beat the odds with

U.S. lawmakers question Google about collection of health records

By Reuters Staff WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren along with fellow Senators Richard Blumenthal and Bill Cassidy wrote a letter to Alphabet's Google on Wednesday to

Sexual dysfunction, dryness common in years before menopause

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Many women experience sexual health problems in the years leading up to menopause, and vaginal dryness is often responsible, a small study in Italy suggests.

Traditional soup broths may have anti-malarial effects

By Linda Carroll (Reuters Health) - With the help of some London primary school children, scientists have discovered that certain soup broths passed down from generation to generation might aid in

Pediatricians urge better access to emergency contraception

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Pediatricians should be aware of emergency contraception (EC) methods, according to a new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

Charity to pay $4 million to resolve U.S. pharma kickback probe

By Nate Raymond BOSTON (Reuters) - A Florida-based charity will pay $4 million to resolve claims that it acted as a conduit for companies including Biogen Inc and Novartis AG to pay kickbacks to

Poor adherence to immunization, screening guidelines for pediatric IBD

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Contrary to current guidelines, children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) often don't receive required vaccines and are not properly screened before

White House: Vaping rules not stalled, Trump plans Friday meeting

By Reuters Staff WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will host a meeting on vaping at the White House on Friday with a range of groups, including industry and public health representatives,

Exercise intolerance linked to worse neurocognition in adult survivors of childhood leukemia

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Exercise intolerance is associated with impaired neurocognitive performance in adult survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), according

7T MRI detects biomarker of gray matter inflammation in relapsing MS

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Leptomeningeal enhancement (LME) detected by 7 tesla magnetic resonance imaging (7T MRI) is associated with gray matter inflammation in patients with

Electronic health records get failing grade from doctors

By Megan Brooks NEW YORK (Reuters Heath) - Electronic health records (EHRs) as currently designed get a failing grade from clinicians and may be contributing to high rates of burnout, new research

Stroke rehab should start with inpatient multidisciplinary team: guideline

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Rehabilitation of stroke patients works best when it begins in an inpatient stroke unit with a multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses and therapists,

Ruxolitinib ups weight gain in patients with myeloproliferative neoplasms

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The Janus kinase (JAK)1/2 inhibitor ruxolitinib appears to produce weight gain and other metabolic effects in patients with myeloproliferative neoplasms,

Stress-echo ischemia predicts PCI efficacy

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The degree of ischemia identified by dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE) predicts the efficacy of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients

Ubrogepant relieves pain, other symptoms of acute migraine

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Ubrogepant treatment reduces pain and associated symptoms in patients with acute migraine, according to findings from the ACHIEVE II randomized clinical

Bristol-Myers misses main goal of late-stage skin cancer trial

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - Bristol-Myers Squibb Co said on Wednesday a late-stage trial testing a combination of its cancer drugs missed a main goal of preventing skin cancer from recurring in a

Mental health at risk as California wildfire threat grows

By Ellen Wulfhorst PARADISE, Calif. (Thomson Reuters Foundation)- Tasha Ritza lost her house, her job and her hometown on the day a wildfire destroyed Paradise, California. A year later, her life is

France pledges more cash and debt relief for hospitals to quell unrest

By Caroline Pailliez PARIS (Reuters) - France will absorb 10 billion euros ($11.1 billion) of public hospital debt, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said on Wednesday, in an emergency measure designed

Dutch hospitals close down as workers strike for higher pay

By Reuters Staff AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dozens of hospitals throughout the Netherlands closed for anything but the most urgent cases on Wednesday, as nurses and doctors went on strike demanding higher

Omega-3 oils boost attention as much as ADHD drugs in some children

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Omega-3 fish oil supplements can improve attention in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) just as much as drug treatments, but only in

American Medical Association announces support for U.S. ban on conversion therapy

By Oscar Lopez MEXICO CITY (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The U.S. physicians' group the American Medical Association announced on Tuesday it would begin supporting a ban on so-called conversion

REFILE-Certain cardiovascular disease guidelines may prevent more adverse events

(Fixes typo in para 8) By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Among five major primary prevention guidelines, three identify candidates for statin therapy more accurately and reduce

Women more likely to be warned away from surgery careers due to gender

By Vishwadha Chander (Reuters Health) - Punishing hours and concerns about having little time to marry and have children deter both male and female medical students from choosing careers in surgery,

Influential U.S. doctors group calls for ban on vaping products

By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - The American Medical Association (AMA) on Tuesday called for a total ban on all e-cigarette and vaping products that are not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug

Knee replacement doesn't solve sexual problems

By Carolyn Crist (Reuters Health) - Patients having knee replacement surgery sometimes hope to regain or improve their sexual activity afterward, but that doesn't always happen, a new study finds. A

Most states protect doctors who refuse to do abortions based on religion

By Linda Carroll (Reuters Health) - The vast majority of U.S. states have passed laws blocking civil lawsuits that might result from a doctor refusing to perform an abortion or certain other medical

Delayed cord clamping safe for mom after C-section, cord milking risky in preemies

By Megan Brooks NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Two studies published today in JAMA provide much-needed data on maternal and infant outcomes of different umbilical cord management strategies in women

Vaping lung injuries prompt clinical guideline development

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Researchers at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City have developed best practice guidelines to help physicians identify and treat e-cigarette or

Vulvovaginal atrophy in menopause linked to depression, anxiety

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women with vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA) have a greater risk of depression, major depressive disorder (MDD) and anxiety than those without the condition,

Hypertension-associated AF risk higher in older people, women

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Suspected atrial fibrillation (AF) is common among hypertensive patients over 50, especially women and those 75 and older, according to a new study. "

More-aggressive LDL therapy better cuts risk of post-stroke cardiovascular events

By Gene Emery (Reuters Health) - Survivors of a stroke or a transient ischemic attack face a significantly lower risk of future cardiovascular problems if drugs are given to bring their low-density

Gastric bypass may stem diabetic kidney disease more quickly in youth than adults

By Rob Goodier NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Gastric bypass appears to lower urine albumin more quickly in diabetic adolescents than in diabetic adults, new research suggests. The prevalence of elevated

New guideline highlights emergency status of mucormycosis

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new global guideline for diagnosing and managing mucormycosis emphasizes the emergency status of this rare but devastating infection. "Even if you didn't

Even moderate drinking by parents may impact kids

By Vishwadha Chander (Reuters Health) - Roughly half of UK adolescents have seen a parent who's not an alcoholic get drunk or tipsy, and more than one in three can name at least one downside to

No emerging safety concerns with 9-valent HPV vaccine

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - After three years of adverse-event surveillance and more than 28 million doses, the nine-valent human papillomavirus (9vHPV) vaccine shows no new or

Internet-distributed HIV self-tests can reduce HIV transmission among gay men

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Internet-distributed HIV self-tests increase testing rates and newly identified infections among men who have sex with men (MSM), according to results from

California sues e-cigarette maker Juul for selling nicotine products to youth

By Chris Kirkham (Reuters) - The state of California on Monday sued e-cigarette maker Juul Labs Inc, alleging the San Francisco company engaged in a "systematic" and "wildly successful" campaign to

Local water scarcity spilling over into global crisis, researchers warn

By Laurie Goering LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Population growth and climate change are putting increasingly intense pressure on the planet's limited water supplies, with worsening shortages

US announces $30 million to bolster coasts from flooding, rising seas

By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The U.S. government's oceans and waterways agency will provide $30 million to improve coastal resilience, officials said, aiming to reduce

Singapore vows 'strong' action on labor trafficking after first conviction

By Beh Lih Yi KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Singapore warned on Tuesday that it would take "strong" action against labor trafficking after an Indian couple was found guilty of exploiting

Trump was not treated for any urgent health issues in Saturday's exam -physician

By Reuters Staff WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's health examination on Saturday was "routine" and he was not treated for any urgent or acute issues, his physician said in a

FACTBOX-Where Democratic presidential candidates stand on 'Medicare for All' ahead of next debate

By Joseph Ax (Reuters) - Perhaps no issue has divided the field of Democratic 2020 presidential hopefuls more than the debate over "Medicare for All." Progressive candidates favor the sweeping

Donors pledge $2.6 billion for "last mile" of polio eradication

By Reuters Staff LONDON (Reuters) - Donor governments and philanthropists pledged $2.6 billion on Tuesday to help fund a worldwide polio eradication plan that has taken decades to reach what global

REFILE-Disparities in preemptive kidney transplant worsened after policy change

(fixes typo in para 8) By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new system for allocating donor kidneys implemented in 2014 slightly improved rates of preemptive transplantation overall, but

Morphosys to boost size of tafasitamab drug trial on encouraging interim data

By Reuters Staff FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German biotech company Morphosys said more patients would be recruited for a study testing its most advanced drug against a common type of blood cancer,

Drug for HFrEF meets main goal of late-stage study

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - Merck & Co Inc said on Monday an experimental treatment being developed with Bayer AG for patients with worsening chronic heart failure met the main goal of the Phase 3

Most parents struggle to distinguish teen angst from depression

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Telling the difference between a teen's normal ups and downs and something bigger is among top challenges parents face in identifying youth depression, a new

Bedside optic nerve US diagnoses increased intracranial pressure

By WIll Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Bedside optic nerve ultrasonography (US) can diagnose increased intracranial pressure quickly, accurately, and noninvasively, according to a systematic

Immigrants don't flock to states that expand health benefits

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - States that expand public health benefits to cover low-income legal immigrants don't appear to experience a surge in immigrants moving to get medical coverage, a

Long-term pentosan polysulfate sodium use tied to macular disease

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Use of the interstitial cystitis drug pentosan polysulfate sodium (PPS) was associated with a new diagnosis of macular disease at the seven-year

Vaccine effective against smallpox in military: pivotal trial

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The modified vaccinia Ankara (MVA) vaccine protected against variola infection among members of the U.S. Army, and did not raise safety concerns, the

African Americans, younger patients less likely to get statins

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - African-American patients, especially younger individuals, are less likely to be prescribed statins for primary prevention as recommended by current

Biomarkers can improve antihypertensive medication decision-making

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Use of biomarkers can improve identification of patients with elevated blood pressure who are likely to benefit from antihypertensive medication, a pooled

Colchicine protects against cardiovascular events after MI

By Gene Emery (Reuters Health) - The anti-inflammatory drug colchicine, used as a treatment for gout, reduces the odds of future cardiovascular events in people who have suffered myocardial infarction

Statins not linked with memory loss in seniors, study finds

By Linda Carroll (Reuters Health) - Several small studies have suggested that cholesterol-lowering statins might be linked to memory loss in seniors. But a large new study finds no link between memory

Close contacts of China plague patients released after showing no symptoms-official

By Reuters Staff BEIJING (Reuters) - Some people who had been in close contact with pneumonic plague patients from Inner Mongolia have been released from medical observation, China's health authority

India says e-cigarette ban implies use of devices also prohibited

By Aditya Kalra NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The Indian government has told a court that its federal ban on the sale of electronic cigarettes implies that their use is also prohibited, legal documents seen

Portuguese foundation launches world's largest cancer award

By Catarina Demony LISBON (Reuters) - Portugal's Champalimaud Foundation announced on Monday the world's largest annual prize, worth 1 million euros, for research and clinical practices aiming to

Taking Xarelto after TAVR raises risk of death, complications

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In patients without an established indication for oral anticoagulation, daily rivaroxaban does not help patients live longer and prevent thromboembolic

Delaying aortic-valve replacement can be fatal in severe aortic stenosis

By Gene Emery NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Delaying surgery in very severe but asymptomatic cases of aortic stenosis (AS) can be deadly compared with receiving early aortic-valve replacement, according

Atmospheric and environmental changes tied to organ-specific lupus flares

By Megan Brooks NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Changes in atmospheric and environmental factors may contribute to organ-specific disease exacerbation in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE),

Stents no better than drugs for many heart patients -U.S. study

By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - Many patients with severe but stable heart disease who routinely undergo invasive procedures to clear and prop open clogged arteries would do as well by just

Smokers who switch to vaping rapidly boost heart health in trial

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Chronic smokers who switched from tobacco cigarettes to e-cigarette vapes in a large randomized control trial saw a significant improvement in markers of heart

Despite safety guidelines, too many kids get hurt by lawnmowers

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Many children are injured by lawnmowers despite safety guidelines in place to prevent these accidents, and kids in rural communities are most at risk, a U.S. study

When insurance covers IVF, more women use it

By Linda Carroll (Reuters Health) - When insurance covers in vitro fertilization, more women struggling with infertility, especially those with limited financial resources, will use the method to

Trump says U.S. states will be able to buy prescription drugs abroad

By Reuters Staff WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Friday he would be giving U.S. states the right to buy prescription drugs from other countries, as part of a bid to boost

Oklahoma judge reduces Johnson & Johnson payout in opioid case to $465 million

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - An Oklahoma judge on Friday said Johnson & Johnson needs to pay only $465 million of the $572 million he previously concluded it owed the state for fueling the opioid

Novartis sickle-cell drug gets U.S. FDA approval

By John Miller and Carl O'Donnell (Reuters) - Novartis on Friday won U.S. approval for its experimental sickle cell disease drug, making it the first of several proposed new therapies designed to

FDA clears Pentax's duodenoscope designed to reduce need for disinfection

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday it had cleared medical equipment maker Pentax of America's duodenoscope, which is designed to be easier to disinfect

In states with restrictive abortion laws, women seek online options

By Vishwadha Chander (Reuters Health) - There's demand among U.S. women for an online service offering abortion medication, and it's driven mainly by restrictive abortion policies, but also by high

Women in prison have higher rates of HPV, cervical cancer

By Carolyn Crist (Reuters Health) - Across the world, imprisoned women have higher rates of cervical cancer and the human papillomavirus (HPV) infection that can lead to cancer, according to a

Patients with vasospastic angina and microvascular resistance have worse prognosis

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In patients with angina and nonobstructive coronary-artery disease, coexistence of epicardial coronary spasm and increased microvascular resistance (IMR)

Systemic-artery aneurysms common in Kawasaki disease

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Systemic-artery aneurysms are common in children with Kawasaki disease, but most resolve during follow-up, researchers report. Coronary-artery aneurysms

Dialysis patients from communities with more black people hospitalized more often

By Rob Goodier NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Dialysis patients who live in communities with a higher percentage of black people are hospitalized at a higher rate, new research suggests. "A higher

Nonbullous pemphigoid unrecognized cause of pruritus in nursing homes

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Nonbullous pemphigoid can be more frequent among nursing home residents than bullous pemphigoid and may be an unrecognized cause of pruritus, a

Subtle findings may predict Parkinson's disease risk in LRRK2, GBA mutation carriers

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Non-manifesting carriers of LRRK2 and GBA mutations may exhibit subtle symptoms suggesting an increased risk for developing Parkinson's disease (PD), a

UPDATE 1-Congo president says Ebola outbreak should be over this year

(Adds details) BERLIN, Nov 15 (Reuters) - An outbreak of Ebola in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo should be eradicated by the end of 2019, Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi said on Friday. The

Congo president says Ebola outbreak should be over this year

BERLIN, Nov 15 (Reuters) - An outbreak of Ebola in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo should be eradicated by the end of 2019, Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi said on Friday. The epidemic in

Pakistan deploys new vaccine against "superbug" typhoid outbreak

By Kate Kelland (Reuters) - Pakistan began vaccinating millions of children against typhoid on Friday to try to control a drug-resistant superbug outbreak of the fever that has already infected some

LGBT+ delegates say sidelined at 'inclusive' global sexual health summit

By Nita Bhalla NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A global summit on sexual and reproductive health hailed by organizers as being an inclusive event failed to adequately hear the voices of sexual

High-tech mapping, apps fight deadly dengue outbreak in Honduras - medical charity

By Anastasia Moloney BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - High-tech mapping and mobile phone apps are being used to combat dengue fever in Honduras as the Central American nation struggles to fight

Stellate ganglion block may reduce PTSD symptoms in veterans

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Two stellate ganglion block (SGB) treatments two weeks apart reduced posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms in a multisite randomized clinical



Integrase-strand-transfer inhibitors linked to gestational hypertension

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women with HIV taking combination antiretroviral therapy (ART) and women without HIV are at similar risk of hypertensive disorders during pregnancy,

Google versus PubMed: it depends on what you're searching for

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - PubMed Clinical Queries provides the best answers to three clinical questions commonly encountered in the emergency department (ED), whereas Google Scholar

Female sex a risk factor for penicillin allergy

By Megan Brooks NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women are three to four times more likely than men to have a positive penicillin skin test, a finding that supports emerging evidence that gender plays a

U.S. vaping-related deaths rise to 42, cases of illness to 2,172

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - U.S. health officials on Thursday reported 2,172 confirmed and probable cases and 3 more deaths from a mysterious respiratory illness tied to vaping, taking the death toll

Jazz Pharma's sleep disorder drug gets European panel backing

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - Jazz Pharmaceuticals Plc's treatment for a form of sleep disorder has been recommended for approval in Europe by a panel of the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the

FDA panel unanimously backs expanding use of Amarin's heart drug Vascepa

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - A panel of experts to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommended allowing Amarin Corp Plc's fish-oil derived drug to be used as an add-on therapy for reducing the

Relapse definitions in antipsychotic trials lack clinical relevance

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Relapse definitions vary widely in antipsychotic trials, and few such definitions reflect a clinically significant relapse, according to a systematic

Diabetes tied to increased risk of hidden spinal fractures

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) – People with type 2 diabetes are more likely than others to develop vertebral fractures that sometimes have no obvious symptoms but are tied to increased risk of

BeiGene drug wins U.S. FDA approval for rare form of lymphoma

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved BeiGene Ltd's lymphoma treatment, validating the China-based drugmaker's strategy of largely using data from

Best surgery for long-term weight loss not yet clear

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) – People with obesity may initially shed more excess pounds with laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass than with laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, but a research

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