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Self-administered cognitive behavior therapy improves IBS symptoms

ORLANDO — Self-administered cognitive behavior therapy was significantly better than an education intervention, and equivalent to therapist-administered cognitive behavior therapy for improving symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, according to the results ...

Community engagement, partnerships can reduce cancer disparities, improve population health

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A five-step roadmap helped Duke Cancer Institute establish a health equity program designed to reduce cancer disparities and improve population health through community partnerships. Nadine J. Barrett, PhD, MA, MS, director of the Office ...

Lower health literacy increases risk for cancer-related hospitalizations

Health literacy independently predicted hospitalizations among patients with cancer, with lower levels indicating an elevated risk for hospital admissions and higher total days spent hospitalized, according to findings published in Health Literacy Research ...

CDC offers updated guidance on screening caring for newborns exposed to Zika

The CDC recently updated its interim clinical guidance for infants born to mothers with possible Zika virus exposure, emphasizing the importance of a team-based approach, with close communication between obstetrical and pediatric care providers. This updat ...

Drug-induced Liver Injury Remains Under-reported, Poorly Understood

Understanding of the causes and outcomes of drug-induced liver injury remains low not only among clinicians and patients, but also among the experts who study this phenomenon. There are emerging data showing that antibiotics and herbal and dietary suppleme ...

Drug-Induced Liver Injury Recognition Requires Physician Awareness

Common medical perception of drug-induced liver injury, or DILI, associates it with stigmatized drugs and well-known injurious medications such as acetaminophen, but today, the picture can look quite different. DILI can be predictable, such as isonicotinic ...

Vibrating capsule relieves chronic idiopathic constipation

ORLANDO — An intraluminal vibrating capsule called Vibrant safely relieved moderate-to-severe chronic idiopathic constipation in a dose-dependent manner, according to trial results presented at the World Congress of Gastroenterology at ACG 2017. During his ...

FDA grants clearance for CGM in the surgical ICU

The FDA granted clearance to OptiScan Biomedical Corporation for its OptiScanner 5000 Glucose Monitoring System, which will allow use of the system for monitoring plasma glucose levels and determining dysglycemia in patients in surgical ICUs, according to ...

‘Song-cologist’ uses healing power of music to make personal connections with patients

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Steven G. Eisenberg, DO, is the world’s first song-cologist. Eisenberg — medical oncologist at cCARE, which stands for California Cancer Associates for Research & Excellence — composes original songs with his patients that reflect wh ...

One in five young women dependent on indoor tanning

Data from a recent survey demonstrate indoor tanning dependence was linked with symptoms of depression and beliefs about physical appearance. The cross-sectional analysis included 389 non-Hispanic white women aged 18 to 30 years who reported tanning one or ...

Toxin, drug-induced hepatitis increasing in south, western US

Hospital discharges for toxin and drug-induced hepatitis increased significantly between 2001 and 2011 in the U.S., particularly in the south and the west, while rates decreased in the northeast, according to a presentation at the World Congress of Gastroe ...

IDSA updates infectious diarrhea guidelines for first time since 2001

For the first time since 2001, the Infectious Diseases Society of America has updated its practice guidelines for the diagnosis and management of infectious diarrhea. The new guidelines, published today in Clinical Infectious Diseases, include seven tables ...

PIK3CA mutation linked to brain metastases in large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma

PIK3CA mutation defined a distinct phenotype of large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma of the lung characterized by brain metastases, according to study results presented at the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer World Conference on Lung C ...

Health hero

A 12-year-old boy from the West Midlands has been announced as one of BBC Radio 1's teen heroes. ...

Policy paper: Personalised health and care 2020: service user vision

How the government and national health and care organisations aim to use information technology within current programmes, to improve health and social care services in England. ...

Photobucket’s shock hosting fee is holding web users to ransom

It’s asking for £300 a year to release them, having never charged anything for years For the past 10 years I’ve been using the photo-sharing website Photobucket to host the pictures featured on my three blogs. In June, Photobucket deleted all the photos an ...

F.D.A. Approves Second Gene-Altering Treatment for Cancer

The treatment will be for adults with aggressive non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma when chemotherapy has failed. It re-engineers a patient’s own cells to fight cancer. ...

Protein 'can stop viruses developing'

Researchers at the University of the West of Scotland had already established the same protein can suppress cancer. ...

Self-harm increases by 68% in teen girls

Between 2011 and 2014, self-harm incidence increased among children and adolescents, particularly among girls aged 13 to 16 years. “The elusive nature of self-harm represents a major obstacle. Less than a quarter of children and adolescents who self-harm a ...

FDA advisory committee supports once-weekly semaglutide for type 2 diabetes

An FDA advisory panel on Wednesday voted 16 to 0, with one abstention, in favor of recommending approval for the GLP-1 receptor agonist semaglutide for the indication of improving glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes. In recommending the drug’s ...

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