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'Benefits are exaggerated': Doctors urged to be 'inherently sceptical' about statins

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 23:02:23 +0100

THE benefits of statins are exaggerated and their side effects downplayed, claims a new report calling for all trial data on the drug to be released “as a matter of urgency”. (Source: Daily Express - Health)

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Living Well Now: What Does It Take?

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 20:55:43 +0100

Shaping our lives around fulfilling social, intellectual and creative potential — keys to happiness — is more compatible with sustainability than pursuing unlimited wealth, says author Randall Curren.(Image credit: WangAnQi/Getty Images/iStockphoto) (Source: NPR Health and Science)



Farmers Dairy milk pulled from shelves for 'off-taste flavour'

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 19:54:59 +0100

If you recently bought Farmers Dairy milk that tastes off, the company says you can return it for a full refund. (Source: CBC | Health)



When Running Is More Than a Sport

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 19:30:18 +0100

With running in a transitional period, an apparel company ’ s advertising campaign has favored images of people who use the activity to build a community. (Source: NYT Health)



Dementia: Seven ways to reduce the risk of the neurodegenerative disease

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 19:02:17 +0100

DEMENTIA is an umbrella term for a collection of symptoms that result from damage to the brain caused by different diseases - for example Alzheimer ’s. There is currently no cure available, but expert believe there are ways of reducing the risk of it developing. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



Medical News Today: What is misophonia?

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 17:00:00 +0100

A look at misophonia a disorder that results in abnormally strong reactions to everyday human sounds, such as chewing. Included is detail on treatment. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

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Deportation fears have legal immigrants avoiding health care

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 15:59:14 +0100

Advocates for Latino immigrants say legal residents and U.S. citizens are avoiding care and treatment, fearing their information could be used to identify and deport relatives living in the country illegally. (Source: ABC News: Health)



WATCH: Federal officials say flu epidemic has killed at least 30 children

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 13:51:06 +0100

The CDC's latest influenza-associated pediatric mortality report released Friday shows that at least 10 children died between Jan. 6 and Jan. 13, and the others have died the since the flu season started in October. (Source: ABC News: Health)



Medical News Today: Hydrosalpinx: Symptoms, fertility, and treatment

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 13:00:00 +0100

Hydrosalpinx is the name for a condition where a woman's fallopian tube becomes blocked with fluid. Learn about how it affects fertility. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



Medical News Today: What age do boys stop growing?

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 13:00:00 +0100

A look at when boys stop growing, which happens after puberty has finished. Included is detail on average height and the genetic factors involved. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



Allocate more funds, increase expenditure: Health experts

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 12:20:57 +0100

The government had said it would increase spending on health from 1.15 per cent to 2.5 per cent of the GDP by 2025, Poonam Muttreja, the executive director of the Population Foundation of India, said. (Source: The Economic Times)

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Medical News Today: At what age do girls stop growing?

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 11:00:00 +0100

A look at when girls stop growing. Included is detail on when puberty starts and finishes, in addition to what can prevent or delay development. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



When A Tattoo Means Life Or Death. Literally

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 10:00:23 +0100

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When A Tattoo Means Life Or Death. Literally.

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 10:00:23 +0100

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Medical News Today: Can beet juice help treat erectile dysfunction?

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 08:00:00 +0100

Beet juice is becoming a popular home remedy for erectile dysfunction (ED), but can it really help a man get and keep an erection? We look at the evidence. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



Medical News Today: Being rich might make you want to hook up, but not for long

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 08:00:00 +0100

What is the impact of wealth and availability of resources on mating preferences? New research investigates and makes surprising discoveries. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

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Medical News Today: Toxic substance may yield male birth control pill

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 08:00:00 +0100

Researchers reveal how a modified form of a plant-derived compound once used as a poison could be a viable candidate for a male birth control pill. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



1 Son, 4 Overdoses, 6 Hours

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 07:59:48 +0100

Drug deaths draw the most notice, but more addicted people live than die. For them and their families, life can be a relentless cycle of worry, hope and chaos. (Source: NYT Health)



Cervical cancer: Signs and symptoms of the condition - and how to prevent it

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 04:01:40 +0100

Cervical cancer symptoms often don ’t show during its early stages. These are the most common signs of the disease, and how to prevent it. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



Deadly flu season particularly rough on kids -- and won't peak anytime soon

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 01:15:15 +0100

The Centers for Disease Control reports 30 children have died from influenza since October, and the number of states hit with high flu-like illness is now up to 32 (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)



WATCH: Deadly flu epidemic across the country

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 01:09:54 +0100

79 people killed in Indiana and 70 in California. (Source: ABC News: Health)

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U.S. flu season has "lot more steam" than expected

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 22:12:48 +0100

Health officials last week said flu was blanketing the country but they thought there was a good chance the season was already peaking (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)



Piles symptoms - Five of the best foods for preventing unwanted haemorrhoids

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 19:00:00 +0100

PILES - or haemorrhoids - are swollen veins and muscle inside and around the anus. These are the best foods to eat to prevent the uncomfortable condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



Two families united in fight for childhood cancer research funding

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 17:12:14 +0100

Only about four percent of federal funding for cancer research is set aside specifically for childhood cancers (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)



Medical News Today: Purulent drainage: Color, types, and treatment

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 17:00:00 +0100

Purulent drainage is a thick and milky discharge from a wound that is often a sign of infection. Learn more about this and other types of drainage. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



Tom Petty Died Of Accidental Overdose: Coroner

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 17:00:00 +0100

Musician Tom Petty died of an accidental drug overdose, according to a statement from his wife and daughter that was posted online.Petty had been suffering from a fractured hip that got worse during his recent tour, along with emphysema and knee pain. (Source: WebMD Health)

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Trump administration plans to gut drug office, eliminate budgetary authority

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 16:12:43 +0100

President Trump is planning on gutting the Office of National Drug Control and Policy by slashing more than $340 million from its budget, a Trump administration source says (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)



Scientists Make Progress on Blood Test to Detect the Most Deadly Cancers

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 15:53:00 +0100

Scientists are reporting progress on a blood test to detect many types of cancer at an early stage, including some of the most deadly ones that lack screening tools now. Many groups are working on liquid biopsy tests, which look for DNA and other things that tumors shed into blood, to try to find cancer before it spreads, when chances of cure are best. In a study Thursday in the journal Science, Johns Hopkins University scientists looked to see how well their experimental test detected cancer in people already known to have the disease. The blood tests found about 70 percent of eight common types of cancer in the 1,005 patients. The rates varied depending on the type — lower for breast tumors but high for ovarian, liver and pancreatic ones. In many cases, the test narrowed the possi...



WATCH: Flu epidemic worsens with reports of 30 children dead from the illness

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 15:03:46 +0100

The CDC says this is the worst flu season in eight years, and some doctors worry it has not reached its peak yet. (Source: ABC News: Health)



Medical News Today: What you should know about hyperkeratosis

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 15:00:00 +0100

A look at hyperkeratosis, a condition where the skin becomes thicker than normal. Included is detail on types of hyperkeratosis and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



Should we let the crowd fund Canadian science if no one else will?

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 14:00:00 +0100

In hunting down and exposing old industry trial data, Toronto family doctor Nav Persaud was participating in an international scientific initiative called RIAT — restoring invisible and abandoned trials. (Source: CBC | Health)

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Yes, People Really Are Eating Tide Pods. No, It ’ s Not Safe.

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 13:43:35 +0100

An improbable and dangerous idea promoted on the internet has become a cause for genuine concern, the authorities said. (Source: NYT Health)



Families unite over fight for childhood cancer research

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 13:12:30 +0100

Our continuing series, A More Perfect Union, aims to show that what unites us as Americans is far greater than what divides us. Only about four percent of federal funding for cancer research is set aside specifically for childhood cancers. The grim reality is that 17 percent of kids diagnosed will not survive. "CBS Sunday Morning's" Lee Cowan takes a look at the bond forged in battle between two families with a common enemy. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)



Medical News Today: Blood transfusions: Is there a limit?

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 13:00:00 +0100

When do you need a blood transfusion? Is there a maximum number of blood transfusions a person can have? Find out in this article. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



The Proven & Unproven Health Benefits Of Honey

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 12:51:54 +0100

By Sandee LaMotte, CNN (CNN) — Move over, prehistoric bears. Humans have loved honey since the Stone Age. Rock art pictures of honey harvesting, which at first glance look like drawings from A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh, date to about 8000 B.C. Beeswax has been found on pottery dating as far back as 7000 B.C., most likely used for waterproofing. The ancient Egyptians offered honey to the gods and then joined the Greeks, Romans and Chinese in using it as a salve for wounds and a treatment for fevers and stomach ailments. Today, proponents of honey tout its miraculous healing properties, claiming that it can prevent cancer and heart disease, reduce ulcers, ease digestive problems, regulate blood sugar, soothe coughs and sore throats, and increase athletic performance. But just ho...



Julie Neville: How I healed myself with superfoods

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 12:01:40 +0100

FIZZING with energy, her skin glowing and eyes bright, Julie Neville is the picture of good health as she prepares to go for lunch in the Valencian sunshine with her famous footballing husband Phil. (Source: Daily Express - Health)

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The Ilford woman who carries her heart in a rucksack

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 11:14:03 +0100

Selwa Hussain is the first woman in the UK to leave hospital with an artificial heart. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)



Medical News Today: Is senna tea safe to drink?

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 11:00:00 +0100

A look at senna tea, which is used for many reasons including constipation relief. Included is detail on drug interactions and the potential side effects. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



Saunas Are A Hot Trend, And They Might Even Help Your Health

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 10:30:23 +0100

Sweating in a sauna feels good, and it's associated with health benefits including a lower risk of heart disease. But is that because of the heat, or because you're able to kick back and relax?(Image credit: bortonia/Getty Images ) (Source: NPR Health and Science)



World moves closer to eradicating Guinea worm disease

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 09:59:28 +0100

; 30 cases last year in Ethiopia, Chad (Source: ABC News: Health)



Boxer Bradley Smith: 'How anxiety nearly ruined me'

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 09:47:52 +0100

Bradley Smith, 20, from St Ives, people should talk more about mental health. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)

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Rheumatoid arthritis symptoms: Five supplements to ease pain in the knee, hip and hands

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 09:01:45 +0100

RHEUMATOID arthritis is a condition that can cause pain, swelling and stiffness in the joints, particular in the knee, hip and hands. Carrying out every day tasks can often be difficult, but taking natural supplements could help ease symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



Medical News Today: Cancer breakthrough: Novel approach can 'starve' tumors to death

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 08:00:00 +0100

Current research investigates the potential of an experimental compound in causing cancer cell 'starvation' by depriving them of access to a key nutrient. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



Medical News Today: Adenopathy: Symptoms, causes, and treatment

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 08:00:00 +0100

Adenopathy is any disease or inflammation that involves glandular tissue or lymph nodes. Learn about what causes swollen lymph nodes. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



Medical News Today: What sleep talkers say during slumber

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 08:00:00 +0100

If you're a sleep talker, read on. Researchers reveal the words we're most likely to say during slumber — many of which shouldn't be repeated. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



CDC's flu tracking program to continue if U.S. government shuts down

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 03:26:06 +0100

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will continue its work tracking one of the worst flu seasons the United States has seen in several years even if the federal government shuts down on Saturday, senior administration officials said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)

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WATCH: New CDC numbers show the flu is still spreading wildly

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 01:38:44 +0100

More than 8 percent of all deaths in the U.S. are from the flu and pneumonia. (Source: ABC News: Health)



Federal officials say flu epidemic has killed at least 30 children

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 01:37:39 +0100

Latest report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the flu has killed 30 children (Source: ABC News: Health)



Persian shallot 'could help fight TB antibiotic resistance'

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 00:17:36 +0100

Properties in Persian shallots could boost the effects of antibiotic treatment, a study says. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)



Why stress is making you sick  

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 23:46:57 +0100

Researchers from the University of Michigan discovered stress can make immune cells, which are supposed to protect the body, deadly. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Tamiflu terrors: Girl, 11 saw 'the portal to HELL'

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 23:46:57 +0100

Lindsay Ellis of Indianapolis, Indiana had hallucinations of the devils voice and insects crawling on her after she was prescribed Tamiflu last year, and her family is warning against the drug. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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Why stress is making you sick

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 23:44:06 +0100

Researchers from the University of Michigan discovered stress can make immune cells, which are supposed to protect the body, deadly. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



U.S. government shutdown would shutter CDC's flu tracking program

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 23:42:40 +0100

CHICAGO (Reuters) - If the U.S. Senate fails to avert a government shutdown at midnight Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be forced to suspend its seasonal flu program as the nation faces one of the worst flu seasons in several years. (Source: Reuters: Health)



Football frenzy can raise heart risks for fans

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 23:13:05 +0100

Cheering on your team at a high-stakes sporting event gets the adrenaline pumping -- and doctors say it can actually take a toll on your health. CBS Philly health reporter Stephanie Stahl has the story. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)



Therapy for depressed teens saves $5,000 annually

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 23:07:57 +0100

For many, prescription antidepressants are cheaper than therapy, but a study by Kaiser Permamente found cognitive behavioral therapy saves money in the long run for teenagers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Michael Phelps opens up about his depression

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 23:02:06 +0100

Champion swimmer Michael Phelps, 32, said he struggled with bouts of depression after each Olympic games since 2004. He finally sought help after having suicidal thoughts in 2012. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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The Twisted Psychology of Parents Who Torture Their Children

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 22:57:58 +0100

Don’t try to fathom what was going on in the minds of the California parents who starved and imprisoned their 13 children for years before one of the victims escaped and informed the police last weekend. Really, there is no unraveling it—not fully, at least. Basic empathy and the care of offspring are among the most fundamental lines of code in the human operating system. When that gets corrupted—when the protectors become tormentors, when the nurturers become jailers—it’s nearly impossible to grasp, much less explain. That doesn’t mean that forensic psychologists and others aren’t trying. Even as the Turpin children begin a long period of recovery, and the parents—David Turpin, 56, and Louise Turpin, 49—face sentences of 94 years to li...



Myths and facts about this year's flu shot

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 22:57:15 +0100

This year's strain, H3N2, is notoriously aggressive and resistant to the vaccine. But doctors still warn everyone to get the shot, and we explain why. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



The big game could take a toll on your heart

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 22:54:09 +0100

As football frenzy grips the nation for the NFL Conference Championships, experts warn the adrenaline-pumping excitement can pose risks (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)



Parent reading workshops can help low-income kids learn

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 22:51:36 +0100

(Reuters Health) - Even in communities where many people lack a high school degree, reading workshops for parents can give their kids a leg up on learning in preschool, a study in Brazil suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)



Trump Passed a Cognitive Exam. What Does That Really Mean?

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 22:37:13 +0100

The exam, called the Moca, is widely used in doctor ’ s offices, but it is not sophisticated enough to diagnose mental decline, experts say. (Source: NYT Health)

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Building the Case for 3D Angiography Alone in LAA Occlusion Building the Case for 3D Angiography Alone in LAA Occlusion

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 22:06:04 +0100

Pilot data show 3D rotational angiography without direct transesophageal echocardiography feedback is feasible and safe and spotlight important sizing differences between the two imaging modalities.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



Church of England warns future of Down's 'under question'

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 21:59:52 +0100

The Church of England fears new pre-natal tests could lead to a rise in abortions of babies with Down's. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)



He ate raw fish almost every day — until a 5-foot-long tapeworm slithered out of his body

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 21:54:12 +0100

[Warning: This story contains descriptions and photographs that some people may find disturbing.] He told an emergency room physician he had a liking for raw fish — specifically, salmon sashimi. It's what the 30-year-old man, from Fresno, Calif., suspected had landed him in the bathroom with stomach cramps and bloody diarrhea. But what he did not anticipate was the moment he spotted something […]Related:HHS releases new rule on health workers’ religious, moral objectionsThis flu season keeps getting deadlier, and a shutdown will make things worseThe 10-year-old was healthy as ‘an ox.’ Then he caught a deadly case of the flu. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)



Sound therapy may train the brain to ignore tinnitus

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 21:08:56 +0100

(Reuters Health) - A sound-emitting device worn in the ear during sleep may train the brain to ignore an annoying chronic ringing in the ears, a new study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)



Delaware sues opioid manufacturers, distributors over epidemic

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 20:54:38 +0100

(Reuters) - Delaware on Friday became the latest state to file a lawsuit accusing corporations of helping fuel the national opioid epidemic, suing a wide range of companies involved in making, distributing and selling prescription painkillers. (Source: Reuters: Health)

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US flu season gets worse, has 'lot more steam' than expected

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 20:53:51 +0100

Nasty US flu season gets worse, has 'lot more steam' than expected (Source: ABC News: Health)



Delta Air to tighten rules for onboard service animals

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 20:39:59 +0100

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Delta Air Lines is tightening the requirements for passengers traveling with onboard service and emotional support animals, the carrier said on Friday, following a sharp uptick in pet-related safety issues in recent years. (Source: Reuters: Health)



This flu season keeps getting deadlier, and a shutdown will make things worse

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 20:31:00 +0100

A bad flu season that has hit the entire continental United States has yet to peak and already has caused  the deaths of more children than what normally would be expected at this time of the year, according to officials and the latest data released Friday. During the second week of January, more people sought care for […]Related:HHS releases new rule on health workers’ religious, moral objectionsNew HHS civil rights division charged with protecting health-care workers with moral objectionsTeens are daring each other to eat Tide pods. We don’t need to tell you that’s a bad idea. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)



U.S. Set To Decide In Trade Dispute Threatening Booming Solar Industry

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 20:17:25 +0100

President Trump is facing a Jan. 26 deadline to decide whether to impose tariffs on solar imports. While tariffs could help level the playing field for U.S. manfacturers, they could also raise prices.(Image credit: Mark Lennihan/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)



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

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 20:10:59 +0100

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 (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

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Flu forces Catholic churches to alter religious practices

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 20:08:40 +0100

Catholic churches in Maine have suspended sharing wine during Holy Communion and holding hands during prayer as the flu has killed 21 people in the state and devastates the nation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Artificial stomach enhancing digestive, dietary research at University of Manitoba

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 20:02:25 +0100

The University of Manitoba now has a never-ending belly which will never get heartburn to help researchers stomach any and all of the dietary and digestive research they have on their plate. (Source: CBC | Health)



Dry, chesty cough? How to get rid of the Aussie flu symptom - and if cough medicine works

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 20:01:42 +0100

A DRY, chesty cough is one of the symptoms of Aussie flu - a potentially deadly strain of the influenza virus. But what ’s the best way to get rid of the cough - cough medicine or another remedy? (Source: Daily Express - Health)



Doctor helps women through labor by dancing with them

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:37:53 +0100

Dr Fernando Guedes da Cunha, a Brazilian obstetrician, helps women get through labor pains by dancing with them. Studies have shown movement helps make labor shorter and less painful. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Question Over Ramucirumab in First-Line Gastric Cancer Question Over Ramucirumab in First-Line Gastric Cancer

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:32:59 +0100

In combination with chemotherapy, ramucirumab improved progression-free survival but not overall survival or response rate in advanced gastric or gastroesophageal junction cancers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

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Trump tells March for Life: 'We are with you all the way'

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:30:51 +0100

On day of anti-abortion march, HHS acts on conscience rights and Planned Parenthood funding (Source: ABC News: Health)



U.S. Hospital Systems Team Up to Launch Generic Drugmaker U.S. Hospital Systems Team Up to Launch Generic Drugmaker

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:27:49 +0100

A group of four hospital systems plans to launch a not-for-profit generic drugmaker aimed at combating shortages and high costs of some generic drugs, which they blame on unscrupulous drug companies that hike prices.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



Malaria Stalks Yemen Amid Collapsing Health System Malaria Stalks Yemen Amid Collapsing Health System

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:27:35 +0100

Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



Sushi lover pulled 5-foot tapeworm from intestines

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:12:37 +0100

The California man had a major scare when a trip to the bathroom led to a disturbing discovery (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)



Doctors Underdiagnosing Flu Among Older Patients Doctors Underdiagnosing Flu Among Older Patients

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:11:26 +0100

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 (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

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Gardening May Help Cancer Survivors Eat Better, Feel Greater ‘ Worth ’ Gardening May Help Cancer Survivors Eat Better, Feel Greater ‘ Worth ’

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:07:25 +0100

For cancer survivors, three seasons of home vegetable gardening may increase physical activity, fruits and vegetables in the diet and also enhance feelings of self-worth, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



Receptor Conversion Common in Breast Cancer; Clinical Impact Unclear Receptor Conversion Common in Breast Cancer; Clinical Impact Unclear

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:07:21 +0100

Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



Polygenic Score Predicts Age of Onset of Aggressive Prostate Cancer Polygenic Score Predicts Age of Onset of Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:07:16 +0100

A new polygenic score can be used to predict an individual man's age of onset of aggressive prostate cancer - and thereby guide screening efforts - according to findings from the PRACTICAL Consortium.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



One Surprising Reason for More Positive Pregnancy Tests This Month One Surprising Reason for More Positive Pregnancy Tests This Month

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:07:07 +0100

Lots of couples in predominantly Christian countries may be looking at positive pregnancy tests this month at least in part because of cultural forces that encourage mating around major holidays like Christmas, suggests a recent study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



Denial of Abortion Leads to Economic Hardship for Low-income Women Denial of Abortion Leads to Economic Hardship for Low-income Women

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:07:02 +0100

Women who want an abortion but are denied one are more likely to spend years living in poverty than women who have abortions, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

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Study Supports Early Postnatal Steroids for Extremely Preterm Infants Study Supports Early Postnatal Steroids for Extremely Preterm Infants

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:06:58 +0100

New data confirm the value of early low-dose prophylactic hydrocortisone in extremely preterm infants and suggest that those born after placental vascular disease may benefit the most.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



Uveitis May Signal Cardiac Sarcoidosis in Some Patients Uveitis May Signal Cardiac Sarcoidosis in Some Patients

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:06:54 +0100

Some older patients with apparently idiopathic uveitis may in fact have sarcoidosis-associated disease, which can have cardiac consequences, according to a retrospective case series.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



Travel Tips: How to Make Sure You Travel with Medication Legally

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:00:13 +0100

Traveling with medication — even prescription drugs — isn ’ t as simple as packing it. Here ’ s how to stay on the right side of the law, anywhere you go. (Source: NYT Health)



Genotyping May Boost Antidepressant Treatment Success Genotyping May Boost Antidepressant Treatment Success

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:54:31 +0100

Impairments in the gene that encodes the enzyme responsible for metabolizing the antidepressant escitalopram may be responsible for treatment failure.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



Trump decries 'permissive' U.S. abortion laws at rally

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:51:24 +0100

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump criticized U.S. abortion laws as among the most permissive in the world in a speech to anti-abortion activists at the annual March for Life on Friday, and pledged his administration would always defend "the right to life." (Source: Reuters: Health)

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Letter sent to police barracks sickens 2 troopers, staffer

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:48:41 +0100

Letter containing what investigators call 'biohazard' sent to Pennsylvania police barracks, sickens 3 employees (Source: ABC News: Health)



Flu crisis shows no signs of letting up

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:40:50 +0100

Another 10 children have died this week, another 14,401 people got sick, and hospitalizations have climbed up from 22.7 per 100,000 last week to 31.5 - the highest rate since 2010. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Flu May Be Spread By Just Breathing

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:37:11 +0100

But the new study finds coughs and sneezes may not be necessary to saturate the air with flu virus. (Source: WebMD Health)



The Latest: Trump says he's committed to protecting life

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:16:48 +0100

President Donald Trump says he's committed to building "a society where life is celebrated, protected and cherished." (Source: ABC News: Health)



Surfers may be swallowing antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:15:43 +0100

(Reuters Health) - Surfers and body-boarders were three times more likely to have potentially dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria in their guts than non-surfers, new research from the UK shows. (Source: Reuters: Health)

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'Hot' Yoga Is No Better for Your Heart: Study

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:15:09 +0100

The researchers noted that Bikram yoga has a global following, and entails running through a sequence of 26 standard yoga poses in 105-degree heat. (Source: WebMD Health)



Ex-NFL Pros Push for End to Kids' Tackle Football

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:15:07 +0100

The group is instead endorsing a program called "Flag Football Under 14," launched by the Concussion Legacy Foundation. The program aims to educate parents and young players about chronic traumatic encephalopathy. (Source: WebMD Health)



What's Hot at ISC 2018? What's Hot at ISC 2018?

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:11:34 +0100

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference will deliver a host of exciting clinical trial results, as well as new guidelines for acute ischemic stroke.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



Anti-smoking plan may kill cigarettes — and save Big Tobacco

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:11:12 +0100

Imagine if cigarettes were no longer addictive and smoking itself became almost obsolete with only a tiny segment of Americans still lighting up. That's the goal of an unprecedented anti-smoking plan being carefully fashioned by U.S. health officials. (Source: CBC | Health)