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WATCH: Learning resilience from Olympic athletes

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 14:57:57 +0100

Paralympian Bonnie Saint John and author of the book "Micro-Resilience," shares tips on how to be mentally tough for life's challenges. (Source: ABC News: Health)

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Italians march to protest fascism, racism, labor, vaccines

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 14:24:04 +0100

Students opposing a neo-fascist party have scuffled with police in Milan at one of at least a dozen rallies being held across Italy on the last weekend to protest before the March 4 national election (Source: ABC News: Health)



Finding mental health care where traditional healers still thrive

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 14:10:32 +0100

In places like Uganda, mental health issues are often still linked to spirits. (Source: ABC News: Health)



A mother Googled her toddler ’ s symptoms — and believes it may have saved the child ’ s life

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 14:00:10 +0100

It was a headline that captured her attention: “Boy, 13, died just A WEEK after being diagnosed with leukemia despite having NO symptoms beforehand.” Laura Handley, a mother of five, had been scrolling through Facebook when she was sucked into a story about a seemingly healthy 13-year-old boy who had died suddenly from an aggressive form of cancer called acute myeloid […]Related:Here’s what you should know about the flu season this yearFlu cases fall for the first time this awful influenza seasonCDC seeks new labs for bioterror pathogens to replace aging facility (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)



Sometimes We Feel More Comfortable Talking To A Robot

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 13:08:02 +0100

Artist Alexander Reben wants to know whether a robot could fulfill our deep need for companionship. He created a robot named BlabDroid that asks people to share their raw emotions and deep secrets.(Image credit: Jenn Liv for NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)



Montana Wildfires Provide A Wealth Of Data On Health Effects Of Smoke Exposure

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 13:08:02 +0100

Last summer's wildfires handed scientists a rare chance to study effects of smoke on residents. Most previous work had been on wood-burning stoves, urban air pollution and the effects on firefighters.(Image credit: InciWeb) (Source: NPR Health and Science)

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Medical News Today: What are the natural ways to get rid of gallstones?

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 13:00:00 +0100

A look at natural remedies to get rid of gallstones, a common complaint that causes pain in the gallbladder. Included is detail on when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



Second Opinion | Long flight? Staying home and binge watching TV? Risk of deep vein thrombosis either way

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 13:00:00 +0100

That deep vein thrombosis risk you've heard about on long flights? It can also happen after binge watching TV, researchers say. (Source: CBC | Health)



Scientists Aim To Pull Peer Review Out Of The 17th Century

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 12:44:22 +0100

Some scientists want to change the old-fashioned way scientific advancements are evaluated and communicated. But they have to overcome the power structure of the traditional journal vetting process.(Image credit: Mark Airs/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)



Olympians Are Using Non-Alcoholic Beer As Recovery Drinks. Here's The Science

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 12:00:24 +0100

Today's Olympians have been swept up in a new trend largely emerging from Bavaria: non-alcoholic athletic recovery beers. Do they really work? We look at the evidence.(Image credit: Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images ) (Source: NPR Health and Science)



Medical News Today: Why do I wipe blood after I poop?

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 12:00:00 +0100

There are many reasons for rectal bleeding after wiping. We look at 11 causes here, along with the treatment options there are for each one. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

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Medical News Today: Why do I bleed when I blow my nose?

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 11:00:00 +0100

Learn about different reasons why a nose might bleed after being blown. We also look at the options for when the cause needs treatment. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



Best supplements for men: Five ways to boost energy, fitness, healthy joints and sex drive

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 09:02:17 +0100

BEST supplements for men? There are variety of different supplements now available on the high street. Males who add the following to their daily routine could see improvements in energy levels, fitness, healthy joints, hair growth and even sex drive. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



Medical News Today: What are the signs of a nervous breakdown?

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 08:00:00 +0100

A look at nervous breakdown, a condition now known as mental breakdown and identified by emotional and physical stress. Included is detail on prevention. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



Medical News Today: Self-compassion may protect perfectionists from depression

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 08:00:00 +0100

Previous studies have shown that perfectionism can lead to depression, but new research suggests that self-compassion might also play a crucial role in this relationship, offsetting the harms of the former. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



Medical News Today: Schizophrenia: A byproduct of the brain's complex evolution?

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 08:00:00 +0100

New research has found genetic evidence that might suggest that schizophrenia is a side effect of the development of the human brain. This discovery may lead to new drugs for the condition. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

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Deadly flu season has likely peaked, CDC says

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 01:13:11 +0100

The worst flu season in years has likely peaked, the CDC said Friday. But the illness still remains widespread in every state, except for Hawaii and Oregon. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)



World Hacks: Putting your leftover pills back to work

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 00:17:36 +0100

An app in Greece is helping people donate their leftover drugs to those who can't afford to buy them. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)



One THIRD of millennials only brush their teeth once a day

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 00:08:40 +0100

Many Americans are neglectful of their oral hygiene, raising their risks not only of disease of the mouth, but heart disease and dementia. Millennials have worse habits and are more afraid of dentists. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Allergy medications and pregnancy: What's safe?

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0100

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Alzheimer's and dementia: What's the difference?

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0100

(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)

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Expert Advice About When to Start Kids' Dental Visits Lacking Expert Advice About When to Start Kids' Dental Visits Lacking

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 23:59:33 +0100

All children should have a checkup by age 1, experts say. However, a national survey found that more than half of parents said they didn't get that message from a physician or dentist.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



Wealth Matters: For Executives, Addiction Recovery in the Lap of Luxury

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 23:46:26 +0100

As the opioid crisis tightens its grip, an industry has sprung up to offer recovery programs for wealthy executives who seek treatment in a discreet environment. (Source: NYT Health)



Wealth Matters: A Gilt-Paved Road to Addiction Recovery for Executives

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 23:46:26 +0100

As the opioid crisis tightens its grip, an industry has sprung up to offer recovery programs for executives who seek treatment in a discreet environment. (Source: NYT Health)



Mother-of-3 receives new immunotherapy cancer treatment

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 23:16:28 +0100

Emily Dumler, 36, was diagnosed with stage three non-Hogdkin's Lymphoma in September 2013 and given months to live. But an immunotherapy clinical trial saved her live. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



US asks judge to approve seizure of Pharma Bro's assets

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 23:14:21 +0100

"Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli appears in court for 1st time since judge locked him up for his online antics (Source: ABC News: Health)

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Drug That Claims to Kill Flu as Soon as 1 Day Okayed in Japan Drug That Claims to Kill Flu as Soon as 1 Day Okayed in Japan

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 22:53:49 +0100

Baloxavir marboxil is a novel cap-dependent endonuclease inhibitor with potent fast-acting antiviral efficacy for the treatment of influenza types A and B.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



CPR survival rates are lower than most people think

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 22:29:59 +0100

(Reuters Health) - The majority of people believe cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is successful more often than it tends to be in reality, according to a small U.S. study. (Source: Reuters: Health)



The Flu Outbreak May Be Easing. Here Are the Latest Numbers.

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 22:07:52 +0100

The infection rate has begun to decline, but there are likely to be many deaths before the flu season finally ends. (Source: NYT Health)



Seychelles Finds A Novel Way To Swap Its Debt For Marine Protections

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 22:00:03 +0100

The Indian Ocean nation has brokered a novel deal that is intended to protect nearly one third of its marine area and is thought to be the first of its kind.(Image credit: Tate Drucker/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)



Soccer Is Basically Medicine, Some Researchers Argue Soccer Is Basically Medicine, Some Researchers Argue

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 21:55:20 +0100

Compared to inactive people, recreational soccer players have lower cholesterol, blood pressure and resting heart rates as well as less fat mass, a research review suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

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Blacks in U.S. Lose Quality Of Life Due to Fewer Knee Replacements Blacks in U.S. Lose Quality Of Life Due to Fewer Knee Replacements

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 21:55:16 +0100

Black people with knee osteoarthritis may have a worse quality of life than white patients in part because they ’ re less likely to be offered knee replacement surgery or to get the procedure when it ’ s recommended, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



Wine tied to healthier arteries for some diabetics

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 21:14:54 +0100

(Reuters Health) - Some diabetics with plaque buildup in their arteries might have less debris in these blood vessels after adding wine to their diets, a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)



Nasty flu season finally starts to wane

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 21:13:14 +0100

The CDC says this year's deadly flu season finally seems to be getting better instead of worse, although it won't be over for many more weeks. CBS News' Kenneth Craig reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)



EU Panel Backs Two Triple Combo Drugs for COPD Maintenance EU Panel Backs Two Triple Combo Drugs for COPD Maintenance

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 21:12:17 +0100

CHF 5993 and Trydonis, from Chiesi Farmaceutici SpA, combine a glucocorticoid, a long-acting beta-2 receptor agonist, and a long-acting muscarinic antagonist.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



Superagers' youthful brains offer clues to keeping sharp

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 21:04:23 +0100

Elite elders are more than just an oddity. There's potential for learning an enormous amount and applying it to the rest of us, including those who may be on a trajectory for some type of neurodegenerative disease, researchers say. (Source: CBC | Health)

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Nasty flu season showing signs of winding down

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 21:02:55 +0100

The CDC is cautious about saying flu season has peaked, but called a decline in doctor visits encouraging (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)



Enzalutamide'Encouraging' in Hormone- Naive Prostate Cancer Enzalutamide'Encouraging' in Hormone- Naive Prostate Cancer

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 20:50:46 +0100

Enzalutamide may have a role in prostate cancer therapy, but randomized trials are needed, says Dr Chodak.Medscape Urology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



KemPharm's opioid painkiller gets FDA approval, shares soar

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 20:40:06 +0100

(Reuters) - KemPharm Inc said on Friday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved its opioid painkiller Apadaz for the short-term management of acute pain, sending the shares of the drugmaker up as much as 36 percent in late afternoon trading. (Source: Reuters: Health)



Gym Selfies on Social Media Might Be Ruining Your Self Esteem

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 20:36:28 +0100

On the list of places you’re likely to see people exercising, social media is perhaps second only to the gym. Tricia Burke, an assistant professor in the department of communication studies at Texas State University, wanted to know why that is — and what scrolling past all of those workout selfies and half marathon medals is doing to your psyche. Burke, along with Stephen Rains from the University of Arizona, surveyed 230 people who were active on social media about their thoughts on their own health, fitness and weight; how often workout posts appeared in their timelines; the people posting about exercise; their own tendency to compare themselves to others, and more. The results, which were published in the journal Health Communication, point to a fascinating relationship betw...



Flu has killed 97 children but is finally slowing in US

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 20:33:59 +0100

Another 13 children died of flu last week, according to the CDC, but the number of people seeing doctors for flu symptoms fell for the second in the row, suggesting that we could be past the worst. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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CMS, State Evaluations of Medicaid Pilots Are Weak, GAO Says CMS, State Evaluations of Medicaid Pilots Are Weak, GAO Says

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 20:17:44 +0100

States often get federal approval to test new approaches to improve Medicaid services or expand coverage. But the GAO study found that too often these efforts are not adequately evaluated or the results are not available in a timely manner.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



'It's time to heal': Montreal writer wins battle to get insurer to recognize his depression

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 20:02:14 +0100

After being denied coverage for his depression, Samuel Archibald received a call from UQAM's group insurance company, Desjardins, on Thursday morning informing him that they had reviewed his file and accepted his claim. (Source: CBC | Health)



Montreal writer wins battle to get insurer to recognize his depression

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 20:02:14 +0100

After being denied coverage for his depression, Samuel Archibald received a call from UQAM's group insurance company, Desjardins, on Thursday morning informing him that they had reviewed his file and accepted his claim. (Source: CBC | Health)



Testing Tears Could Aid Parkinson's Diagnosis Testing Tears Could Aid Parkinson's Diagnosis

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 20:01:19 +0100

Testing samples of an individual's tears for the presence of certain biomarkers could allow easier diagnosis of Parkinson's disease, a new study suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



Medical News Today: What is this pain in the back of my head?

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 20:00:00 +0100

Learn about five causes of pain in the back of the head. We also look at the triggers and treatment options for each of these headache types. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

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Seniors not utilizing cheaper post-hospitalization options: Study

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 19:51:31 +0100

Less expensive care options for seniors recovering from severe and complex illnesses after hospitalization are not being utilized, according to new research. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)



Tainted Chicken Salad Is Likely Behind a Multi-State Salmonella Outbreak

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 19:48:19 +0100

Tainted chicken salad is likely behind a multi-state salmonella outbreak that has sent 28 people to the hospital, according to an announcement from the CDC. Iowa-based Triple T Specialty Meats has recalled more than 20,600 pounds of chicken salad produced between Jan. 2 and Feb. 7, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced Wednesday. The potentially contaminated products were sold at Fareway grocery stores in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota between Jan. 4 and Feb. 9, the CDC says. Exposure to salmonella bacteria can result in severe gastrointestinal illness, which can become fatal if an infection spreads beyond the intestines, according to the Mayo Clinic. Sixty-five cases of salmonellosis in five states have been reported in connection with the curr...



Kidney cancer warning - why you should never ignore a pain in your side

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 19:45:00 +0100

CANCER symptoms usually include an unexplained change in the body ’s normal processes. But, having a pain in your side that doesn’t go away could be a sign of kidney cancer, and you should see a doctor. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



New research debunks medical marijuana myths

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 19:36:31 +0100

Two common beliefs about legalizing the medical use of pot do not hold up under scrutiny, researchers say (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)



Frail elderly face increased risk of delirium after surgery

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 19:36:12 +0100

(Reuters Health) - Older adults who have elective surgery are more likely to experience delirium afterwards when they ’re frail, a research review suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)

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The Latest: Governors push national health care compromise

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 19:36:07 +0100

Bipartisan group of governors working to strike compromise on hot-button policy issues takes on health care; governors from Ohio, Colorado, Alaska, Nevada, Pennsylvania present their ideas (Source: ABC News: Health)



CDC seeking $400 million to replace lab for deadliest germs

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 19:34:38 +0100

CDC officials want a new state-of-the-art lab for the world's most dangerous germs (Source: ABC News: Health)



High school swimmer saves life of opponent who was drowning

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 19:28:35 +0100

Xavier Staubs, a 15-year-old Michigan teen, noticed a competitor sinking to the bottom of the pool after they each completed their race. Without hesitation, he dove right in. (Source: CNN.com - Health)



EU Says Yes to Mylotarg for AML, No to Adjuvant Sunitinib EU Says Yes to Mylotarg for AML, No to Adjuvant Sunitinib

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 19:25:42 +0100

Gemtuzumab ozogamicin (Mylotarg) has been recommended for approval in Europe for use in acute myeloid leukemia, but adjuvant sunitinib after kidney cancer surgery was turned down.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



FDA approves KemPharm's opioid painkiller

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 19:13:24 +0100

(Reuters) - KemPharm Inc said on Friday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved its opioid painkiller Apadaz for the short-term management of acute pain. (Source: Reuters: Health)

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Patients Eagerly Awaited a Generic Drug. Then They Saw the Price.

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 19:05:21 +0100

Teva Pharmaceuticals announced it would sell a “ lower-cost ” alternative to Syprine, an old drug that costs more than $21,000. But the new generic version costs nearly as much. (Source: NYT Health)



Medical News Today: What are some itchy beard remedies?

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 19:00:00 +0100

An itchy beard is a common complaint, but what makes it itch? We look at the causes of an itchy beard and reveal seven ways to find relief. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



Women's Heart Attacks Can Have Hidden Causes

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 18:55:33 +0100

Women who complain of chest pain often are told they haven't had a heart attack if their arteries aren't blocked, the researchers said. (Source: WebMD Health)



Japan approves drug that kills flu virus in a day

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 18:55:12 +0100

Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare on Friday approved a new drug the company claims will kill the flu virus in one day. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)



Feb 23, 2018 This Week in Cardiology Feb 23, 2018 This Week in Cardiology

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 18:49:45 +0100

Atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery, radial vs ulnar cath access, aspirin for heart failure, VTE prophylaxis and low-fat vs high-carb diets are discussed in this week's podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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Trump Blames Video Games for Mass Shootings. Researchers Disagree.

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 18:42:39 +0100

“ I ’ m hearing more and more people say the level of violence on video games is really shaping young people ’ s thoughts, ” the president said on Thursday. (Source: NYT Health)



Trump Blames Video Games for Mass Killings. Researchers Do Not.

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 18:42:39 +0100

“ I ’ m hearing more and more people say the level of violence on video games is really shaping young people ’ s thoughts, ” the president said on Thursday. (Source: NYT Health)



Arthritis symptoms - FIVE easy ways to get rid of joint pain

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 18:41:00 +0100

ARTHRITIS pain affects about 10 million people in the UK. But, you could get relief from joint pain symptoms by making these diet and lifestyle changes. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



Less-invasive heart valve replacement tied to better quality of life

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 18:19:29 +0100

(Reuters Health) - People who get minimally-invasive surgery to replace damaged heart valves have an easier time completing daily tasks and a better quality of life after the procedure, a research review suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)



Anthem Calls on Eye Surgeons to Monitor Anesthesia During Cataract Surgery Anthem Calls on Eye Surgeons to Monitor Anesthesia During Cataract Surgery

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 18:19:26 +0100

The insurer says it is not usually medically necessary to have an anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist on hand during the common surgery.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

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UK Junior Doctor Strikes'Hit Patient Care'UK Junior Doctor Strikes'Hit Patient Care '

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 18:12:57 +0100

A series of strikes by junior doctors in England in 2016 had a"significant" impact on healthcare for patients, according to a study.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



Wealth Matters: A Road to Addiction Recovery for Executives

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 18:11:56 +0100

As the opioid crisis tightens its grip, an industry has sprung up to offer recovery programs for executives who seek treatment in a discreet environment. (Source: NYT Health)



Insurers' chemo costs lower at physician's office than hospital

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 18:10:18 +0100

Commercial health insurers pay less for infused chemotherapy in a physician's office than those in a hospital outpatient department, according to a study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)



US asks judge to approve seizure of 'Pharma Bro' assets

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 18:04:52 +0100

"Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli appeared in court on Friday for the first time since a judge locked him up for his online antics (Source: ABC News: Health)



WATCH: Woman becomes sister's surrogate

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 18:01:35 +0100

Erin Silverman carried a baby for her sister, Randi Fishman, who was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 28. (Source: ABC News: Health)

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The Latest: Prosecutors want Martin Shkreli to forfeit $7.3M

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 18:00:40 +0100

The federal government says "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli is on the hook for more than $7 million for his securities fraud conviction (Source: ABC News: Health)



CDC seeks new labs for bioterror pathogens to replace aging facility

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 18:00:12 +0100

ATLANTA — Inside a complex of special government labs, scientists in full-body protective suits work with some of the world’s deadliest pathogens: Ebola, smallpox and certain strains of bird flu. Many of the organisms have no treatment or vaccine, so the labs housed in this facility on the sprawling campus of the Centers for Disease […]Related:Flu cases fall for the first time this awful influenza seasonCDC warns about salmonella infections traced to kratomHere’s what you should know about the flu season this year (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)



Parents paint messages of joy and kindness on school bathroom stalls

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:56:16 +0100

When an elementary school in Texas picked happiness as this year's campus theme, a group of parents decided to bring the cheer straight to the students -- and to their bathrooms. (Source: CNN.com - Health)



Family Therapy Disappoints in Preventing Teen Self-harm Family Therapy Disappoints in Preventing Teen Self-harm

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:50:56 +0100

A study investigated systemic family therapy to see whether this manual-based approach is effective in comparison with more general approaches.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



iPhone app may help reduce hospital readmissions

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:28:22 +0100

A smartphone app developed at John Hopkins is effective at reducing hospital readmissions of heart attack patients, according the Baltimore healthcare system. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)

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Dietary guidelines for children with cancer should change

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:27:10 +0100

Research from the University of York has found that attempting to sterilise food does not help prevent infection - and harms children's quality of life. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



The 4 remedies for winter runny nose

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:26:38 +0100

Dutch researchers found in 2016 that capsaicin, found in spicy food, can improve symptoms of a cold. However, they warned that it may cause irritation at first. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Flu Killed 13 Children Last Week But May Be Winding Down, CDC Says

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:12:32 +0100

This year’s sweeping flu season may be starting to wind down, but activity is still high throughout the country, according to the CDC’s latest update. The percentage of people seeing doctors for flu-related symptoms dropped from 7.4% of all visits last week to 6.4% this week — a rate still well above average rates in the U.S., but the first noticeable dip of the season, according to CDC data. However, 13 more pediatric deaths were reported on Friday, bringing the season’s total to nearly 100. With weeks of flu season potentially still to go, that number is likely to climb higher. MORE: The Nasal Flu Vaccine Is Set to Come Back Next Year. Here’s What to Know About It Illness and hospitalization rates also remain high, with most of the continental U.S. reporting...



Flu Season May Be Starting to Wind Down — But It Killed 13 More Kids Last Week, CDC Says

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:12:32 +0100

This year’s sweeping flu season may be starting to wind down, but activity is still high throughout the country, according to the CDC’s latest update. The percentage of people seeing doctors for flu-related symptoms dropped from 7.4% of all visits last week to 6.4% this week — a rate still well above average rates in the U.S., but the first noticeable dip of the season, according to CDC data. However, 13 more pediatric deaths were reported on Friday, bringing the season’s total to nearly 100. With weeks of flu season potentially still to go, that number is likely to climb higher. MORE: The Nasal Flu Vaccine Is Set to Come Back Next Year. Here’s What to Know About It Illness and hospitalization rates also remain high, with most of the continental U.S. reporting...



Medical News Today: Multiple sclerosis: Skin cells may help to repair nerve damage

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:00:00 +0100

Researchers could be on the verge of a new treatment for multiple sclerosis; they reveal how transplanting neural stem cells derived from a patient's own skin could help to repair nerve damage caused by the disease. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

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Medical News Today: What to know about a pimple on the nipple

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:00:00 +0100

Pimples on the nipple are common and usually not a cause for concern. Learn about types of bumps on the nipple, treatments, and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



Flu cases fall for the first time this awful influenza season

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:59:29 +0100

Flu activity is on the decrease for the first time in this fierce flu season, suggesting that the worst may be over, according to a federal health report released Friday. But the intensity of illness caused by the respiratory virus, the worst  since the swine flu pandemic of 2009-2010, continues to take its toll. Another […]Related:CDC warns about salmonella infections traced to kratomHere’s what you should know about the flu season this yearThis season’s flu vaccine is only 36 percent effective, but experts say you should still get it (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)



Woman becomes sister’s surrogate after breast cancer diagnosis

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:57:37 +0100

Randi Fishman was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 28 and didn't think she would ever have kids. (Source: ABC News: Health)



U.K. Moves Toward Making Adults Presumed Organ Donors

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:56:42 +0100

Dozens of countries have tried to address shortages for transplants with an “ opt out ” system that assumes consent. (Source: NYT Health)



Reducing Red Tape for Traveling Nurses Reducing Red Tape for Traveling Nurses

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:53:56 +0100

Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

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Piles - do NOT use this to wipe after using the toilet

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:46:00 +0100

PILES treatments, including creams and dietary changes, could help to relieve symptoms of haemorrhoids. But, you should never use this to wipe after using the toilet, or risk aggravating your piles. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



Virtual reality coronation takes dementia patients down memory lane

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:45:00 +0100

HINDHEAD, England (Reuters) - For 93-year-old Daphne Padfield, a dementia sufferer in an English care home, the arrival of a virtual reality (VR) headset offered a window back to the day in 1953 when Britain crowned its new queen. (Source: Reuters: Health)



Inside the Texas school district that arms its teachers

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:40:19 +0100

While the nation debates whether teachers should carry guns to protect students from armed intruders, the question's already settled in one Texas school district, where educators have had firearms on campus for years. (Source: CNN.com - Health)



Early Type 2 Diabetes Diagnosis Bad for Your Heart

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:32:12 +0100

One thing that's clear is that type 2 diabetes is on the rise, especially among younger people across the developed world. (Source: WebMD Health)



Antibiotic linked to higher death rates heart disease

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:32:11 +0100

The FDA has issued a warning that the broad-spectrum antibiotic clarithromycin may raise the risk of death for heart disease patients and is advising sufferers to steer clear of the drug. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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Nasty flu season showing signs of winding down in US

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:28:54 +0100

Health officials see encouraging downturn in a flu season that surged for months (Source: ABC News: Health)



Couple sues feds for thwarting their chance to foster refugee children

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:23:45 +0100

A married lesbian couple in Texas was told they couldn't apply to foster refugee children because they don't "mirror the Holy Family." Now they're suing the government. (Source: CNN.com - Health)



'The Dialogues' Takes On Physics And Reality In Words And Pictures

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:21:51 +0100

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Flu sending fewer to doctor's office, but season 'not over yet'

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:19:30 +0100

The deadly grip of the flu season appears to be weakening, according to statistics released Friday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Source: CNN.com - Health)



These 10 ERs Sharply Reduced Opioid Use And Still Eased Pain

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:12:00 +0100

Collaboration was key for the 10 emergency rooms that cut opioid prescriptions by 36 percent. Doctors say they now use less addictive medicines to manage pain and have shifted patients' expectations.(Image credit: John Daley / CPR News) (Source: NPR Health and Science)

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Groups Challenge Ohio Law Making Abortion a Felony Groups Challenge Ohio Law Making Abortion a Felony

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:11:51 +0100

The ACLU and others contend that the ban violates the constitutionally protected right to abortion and to privacy and that it constitutes government interference with personal health decisions.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



Having children ages women's DNA by 11 years

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:02:26 +0100

Researchers from George Mason University, Virginia, found giving birth shortens women's telomeres by around 4.2 per cent. Telomeres ‘cap’ the end of DNA strands and are associated with health. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Dementia - PREVENT Alzheimer’s disease by adding this 79p superfood to your diet

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:01:00 +0100

DEMENTIA care may be needed for the UK ’s 850,000 patients with a neurodegenerative condition. But, adding this cheap food to your diet could prevent dementia, it’s been revealed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



Medical News Today: What are the health benefits of being social?

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:00:00 +0100

A quick chat with a friend, a gym session with your colleagues, or a reading group that you attend — how do they impact your health? In this Spotlight, we look at the mental and physical health benefits that socializing can bring. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)