Also in today's health news: Patients are grappling with the cost of a device recall, an influential U.S. pediatricians group backed circumcision, and Mitt Romney reversed course to support his own Massachusetts health law.
Also: Nearly 1 in 2 U.S. physicians report at least one symptom of burnout; and a decline in the number of circumcisions performed each year could actually raise health costs.
Heart doctors say the FDA wants them to X-ray thousands of patients, but not to put the results to any meaningful clinical use.
New medical devices aim to perform functions that typically require a medical provider; Changes in your eyes can reflect broader shifts in health status; A device restored the vision of blind mice; Prosecutor are investigating a deadly 2011 listeria outbreak.
Also: A study shows a miniature heart pump helps children stay alive while they wait for a donor organ; a small study appears to show a TB vaccine can help Type 1 diabetes; and 113 cases of swine flu are reported in Indiana.
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Matchbox-sized “smart” defibrillators wirelessly transmit to bed-side monitors, but need traditional phone lines to fire the information back to device makers.
Here's what's making health news this morning: Are You Mom Enough? (Time): Featuring a provocative cover photo of a mother breast-feeding her three-year-old child, the magazine explores attachment parenting. Its three main tenets are extended breast-feeding, co-sleeping and baby wearing, in...
St. Jude's problems continue, Facebook asks members to list organ donor status and increasing clarity for women and mammograms.
Also: a rash of cavities; combating ragweed allergies; talking about devices with heart-failure patients.
Also: Qnexa back in the spotlight with FDA advisory panel meeting; Edwards Lifesciences rolls out Sapien valve cautiously; the MCAT gets a revamp, starting in 2015.
Also: new malaria-death estimate; Komen/Planned Parenthood furor continues; supplements being investigated.
Also: a call to regulate sugar; medical-device user fee agreement; surgery in infants and future ADHD.
Last month, the FDA released draft guidance on "responding to unsolicited requests for off-label information about prescription drugs and medical devices."
Also: the cost of failed metal-on-metal artificial hips; helping baby boomer workers stay fit; how appropriate is care in the ICU?
In the U.S., there are some 4,000 cases of heart failure annually in those 18 and younger, compared to about 500,000 adults.