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Australian state reaches brink of legalizing mercy killings

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:00:53 +0100

An Australian state parliament is nearing passage of a voluntary euthanasia bill 20 years after the country repealed the world's first mercy-killing law for the terminally ill (Source: ABC News: Health)

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Ohio killer who survived execution files new court appeal

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 05:41:23 +0100

A condemned killer whose poor veins led Ohio to halt his execution has appealed a judge's decision upholding the state's lethal injection system (Source: ABC News: Health)



Efficacy of Individualized Diets in Patients With IBS Efficacy of Individualized Diets in Patients With IBS

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 05:14:39 +0100

Can a leucocyte activation test be used to develop an individualized diet that would alleviate symptoms in patients with irritable bowel syndrome?BMJ Open Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



The Obesity Conundrum in Sepsis The Obesity Conundrum in Sepsis

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 05:14:39 +0100

Why have several studies suggested that overweight and obese patients have better sepsis outcomes than normal weight patients? This commentary explores this apparent paradox.BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Videolaryngoscopy vs. Fiber-optic Intubation in Children Videolaryngoscopy vs. Fiber-optic Intubation in Children

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 05:14:38 +0100

This review compares the success rate of fiber-optic intubation via supraglottic airway to videolaryngoscopy in children with difficult airways. Which presents fewer complications?Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Progress in Childhood Vaccination Data Progress in Childhood Vaccination Data

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 05:14:38 +0100

Are immunization information systems, which collect and manage immunization data, making progress in generating quality data concerning childhood vaccination coverage?Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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Trends and Outcomes of NAFLD-HCC After Liver Resection Trends and Outcomes of NAFLD-HCC After Liver Resection

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 05:14:38 +0100

This review examined temporal trends for prevalence, clinical characteristics and outcomes of NAFLD-related HCC. Do these differ from HCC that developed in patients with other chronic liver diseases?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Antiplatelet Agents for Coronary Atherothrombosis Antiplatelet Agents for Coronary Atherothrombosis

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 05:14:38 +0100

This article reviews the evidence for the efficacy and safety of antiplatelet drugs in the primary prevention of atherothrombosis, presenting practical advice for appropriate antiplatelet therapy.Journal of the American College of Cardiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Traction-Assisted Internal NPWT for Wounds Under Tension Traction-Assisted Internal NPWT for Wounds Under Tension

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 05:14:38 +0100

Traction-assisted internal NPWT using bridging retention sutures may be a safe and effective option for complex wound closure.Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



The Importance of Generalists as Primary Care Physicians The Importance of Generalists as Primary Care Physicians

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 05:14:38 +0100

In this commentary, the author underscores the clinical and economic value of generalists in the care of older adults with multiple and complex conditions.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Minimally Invasive Brow Lifting Techniques Minimally Invasive Brow Lifting Techniques

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 05:14:38 +0100

This article reviews the efficacy of several minimally invasive browpexy techniques to address brow ptosis. How do they measure up?Current Opinion in Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Death From Cancer Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Death From Cancer

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 05:06:59 +0100

A very long-term follow up of men observes a possible link between poor cardiorespiratory fitness and death from cancer later in life.British Journal of Sports Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



More middle-school girls are inflicting self-pain. Experts say it might be because of smartphones

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 04:07:17 +0100

A 15-year study of emergency room visits reveals new signs of emotional suffering among the nation's young women and girls — particularly those in their middle-school years. Emergency room visits for girls 10 to 14 who inflicted self-pain were relatively stable before 2008 but escalated in the years since, according to new data. It is unclear why […]Related:These conjoined twins spent their lives in a hospital. They just went home — as two.Thousands of strangers gave a sick 9-year-old an early Christmas. He died days after celebrating.Risk of stillbirth is double in pregnant women who sleep on their backs, study finds (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)



More middle school girls are inflicting self-pain. Experts say it might be because of smartphones

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 04:07:17 +0100

A 15-year study of emergency room visits reveals new signs of emotional suffering among the nation's young women and girls — particularly those in their middle school years. Emergency room visits for girls 10 to 14 who inflicted self-pain were relatively stable before 2008 but escalated in the years since, according to new data. It's unclear why […]Related:These conjoined twins spent their lives in a hospital. They just went home — as two.Thousands of strangers gave a sick 9-year-old an early Christmas. He died days after celebrating.Risk of stillbirth is double in pregnant women who sleep on their backs, study finds (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)



Cancer, diabetes and heart disease diet: Is THIS the healthiest way to eat your eggs?

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 04:01:49 +0100

CANCER, diabetes and heart disease risk could be reduced with weight loss and avoiding inflammation, and adding eggs to your diet could help. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



WARNING: Increased risk of death in Alzheimer’s disease patients also taking anxiety drug

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 04:00:00 +0100

ALZHEIMER ’S disease patients are more likely to die if they’re taking a specific type of anxiety drug, a study claimed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)

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As Malaria Resists Treatment, Experts Warn of Global Crisis

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 03:13:00 +0100

A strain of malaria resistant to two drugs, including artemisinin, which was once seen as a miracle cure, is spreading, and experts fear that it could reach Africa. (Source: NYT Health)



VA study shows parasite from Vietnam may be killing veterans

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 01:45:27 +0100

Hundreds of U.S. veterans who fought in Vietnam have reason to believe they may be dying from a silent bullet _ test results show some may have been infected by a slow-killing parasite in Southeast Asia (Source: ABC News: Health)



Nearly half of all cancer deaths linked to preventable risk factors: study

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 01:42:24 +0100

Almost half of all cancer deaths are linked to preventable risk factors. (Source: ABC News: Health)



'Partridge Family' Star David Cassidy Dead at 67

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 01:37:15 +0100

Musician and actor struggled with substance abuse and had been hospitalized in Florida. (Source: WebMD Health)



Choice of tipple 'determines different moods'

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:36:33 +0100

Spirits may make you angry or tearful, while red wine or beer may make you relax, research says. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)

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From San Diego, A Great Debate on Biosimilars From San Diego, A Great Debate on Biosimilars

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:14:11 +0100

Dr Jonathan Kay provides an overview of news and views on biosimilars to be presented at ACR 2017.Medscape Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Diabetes drug 'could be used to end agony of transplant rejection'

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:12:08 +0100

AN EXPERIMENTAL diabetes drug could be used to end the agony of transplant rejection, British scientists said. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



Potty training: How to get the job done

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100

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Heart failure kills more Brits than top four cancers

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 23:40:30 +0100

More of us are now developing the deadly condition than getting the four commonest forms of cancer, a major study from Oxford University shows. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Charles Manson exploited a basic psychological need

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 23:36:57 +0100

Lou Manza is a Professor and Department Chair of Psychology at Lebanon Valley College in Pennsylvania. He has spent years studying the psychology of people that follow cults. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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Adobo spices recalled after FDA warns of Salmonella fears

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 23:35:39 +0100

Two varieties of adobo spices distributed in Puerto Rico have been recalled by popular American food producer Goya after the FDA warned they may be contaminated with salmonella. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



U.S. FDA approves first two-drug HIV regimen from GSK

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 23:19:17 +0100

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved the first two-drug regimen to treat HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, aimed at lessening the side effect burden of current treatments that combine three or four medicines. (Source: Reuters: Health)



Diabetes drug could heart transplant organ rejection

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 22:49:21 +0100

Researchers at Queen Mary University of London successfully repurposed a diabetes drug to prevent rejection without the side effects of current immunosuppressive drugs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Proposed cuts in foreign aid could cause malaria resurgence

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 22:34:54 +0100

(Reuters Health) - If U.S. President Donald Trump cuts 44% of the President's Malaria Initiative (PMI) funding, a significant proportion of the global budget for malaria control, there would be a worldwide resurgence of malaria, British researchers say. (Source: Reuters: Health)



AmerisourceBergen to pay $625 million to settle U.S. government probe

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 22:32:47 +0100

(Reuters) - A unit of AmerisourceBergen Corp, one of the largest U.S. drug wholesalers, has agreed to pay $625 million to resolve a U.S. government probe into its pre-filled syringe program, the company said in a filing with U.S. securities regulators on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)

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Parasite from Vietnam may be killing vets, VA study says

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 22:12:44 +0100

Test results show some men may have been infected while fighting in the jungles of Southeast Asia (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)



FOURIER: Aim PCSK9 Inhibitors at Highest of High-Risk Patients? FOURIER: Aim PCSK9 Inhibitors at Highest of High-Risk Patients?

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 22:11:31 +0100

"Not all of our patients with CV disease can have these expensive medications," says an observer. Subanalyses of FOURIER provide possible guides to their selective use in secondary prevention.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



Once-conjoined twins are going home for Thanksgiving

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 22:06:21 +0100

Just five months after their 11-hour operation at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, once-conjoined twin girls Erin and Abby Delaney are heading home to North Carolina for Thanksgiving. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Elderly Japanese Dying at Home Rather Than in Hospital Elderly Japanese Dying at Home Rather Than in Hospital

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:59:51 +0100

After he was diagnosed with leukaemia in July, Katsuo Saito decided not to treat it and opted for palliative care. He had a hard time finding a bed at a hospice or hospital, so he spent most of his remaining weeks at home.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



EU Drugs Agency Move to Amsterdam Minimizes Likely Staff Losses EU Drugs Agency Move to Amsterdam Minimizes Likely Staff Losses

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:55:45 +0100

Amsterdam's success in winning the battle to host the European Medicines Agency (EMA), which is relocating from London because of Brexit, was welcomed by drug manufacturers on Monday hoping for the least disruption due to staff losses at the regulator.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

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HCR ManorCare Gets Respite From Dropped Medicare Fraud Lawsuit HCR ManorCare Gets Respite From Dropped Medicare Fraud Lawsuit

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:52:42 +0100

The U.S. Justice Department withdrew a Medicare fraud lawsuit against HCR ManorCare, removing a cloud over one the largest U.S. nursing home chains as it nears a deadline to settle a legal dispute with its landlord.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



Shame Silences Britain's Male Slaves, Stops Them Seeking Support Shame Silences Britain's Male Slaves, Stops Them Seeking Support

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:47:03 +0100

Male survivors of slavery in Britain are often overlooked compared with female victims because shame stops many men speaking out and seeking support, campaigners said on Monday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



ANALYSIS: Health care spending changes are critical to fix the system

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:43:02 +0100

The U.S. spends almost twice as much per person as other countries, reports say. (Source: ABC News: Health)



Health Staff in Southern Libya Strike After Doctor's Kidnapping Health Staff in Southern Libya Strike After Doctor's Kidnapping

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:42:55 +0100

Medical staff in the southern Libyan city of Sabha said on Monday they were suspending work for 10 days in protest over poor security after a doctor was kidnapped.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



Canada proposes health warnings, child-proof packs for legal pot sales

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:41:57 +0100

OTTAWA (Reuters) - The Canadian government proposed on Tuesday mandatory health warnings and child-proof packaging as well as a licensing regime for all cannabis products in legislation ahead of the July 2018 legalization of recreational marijuana. (Source: Reuters: Health)

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Australia, NZ Officials Discuss Screening for Manus Refugees Australia, NZ Officials Discuss Screening for Manus Refugees

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:40:39 +0100

New Zealand and Australia have begun talks about screening procedures for asylum seekers holding out in a Papua New Guinea detention center, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday, amid reports of worsening health conditions there.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



Are You Considering Private Practice? Are You Considering Private Practice?

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:39:18 +0100

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Hand, wrist injuries in high school sports often severe

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:29:43 +0100

(Reuters Health) - High school athletes have high rates of hand and wrist injuries, especially in certain sports, according to a new U.S. study. (Source: Reuters: Health)



What The Industry Knew About Sugar's Health Effects, But Didn't Tell Us

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:29:00 +0100

The sugar industry pulled the plug on an animal study it funded in the 1960s. Initial results pointed to a link between sugar consumption and elevated triglycerides, which raises heart disease risk.(Image credit: Karen M. Romanko/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)



Sugar Industry Shifted Blame For Heart Disease Onto Fats In The '60s

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:29:00 +0100

A new report out today reveals documents showing how the sugar industry influenced scientific research in the 1960s in a way that deflected concerns about the impact of sugar on health. (Source: NPR Health and Science)

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Pollution in India's Cities Draws Residents Back to Rural Life Pollution in India's Cities Draws Residents Back to Rural Life

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:15:39 +0100

Namita Singh's young daughter suffered from bronchitis when the family lived in the northern Indian city of Lucknow, where fumes from clogged traffic and a smoky haze every winter outweighed the charms of its Mughal architecture and famed cuisine.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



Contaminated raw milk warning in 4 states

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:13:22 +0100

CDC is warning people who drank raw milk from the company Udder Milk in the past six months to seek medical care (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)



EHR Vendor Sued for $1 Billion Over Record Accuracy EHR Vendor Sued for $1 Billion Over Record Accuracy

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:11:22 +0100

The lawsuit against eClinicalWorks seeks class-action status for all patients whose physicians use its software, accused of messing up patient data.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



Trump Open to Dropping Healthcare Provision in Senate Tax Bill Trump Open to Dropping Healthcare Provision in Senate Tax Bill

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:06:44 +0100

U.S. President Donald Trump would not insist on including repeal of an Obama-era health insurance mandate in a bill intended to enact the biggest overhaul of the tax code since the 1980s, a senior White House aide said on Sunday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



ANALYSIS: Healthcare spending reforms are critical to change the system

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:06:02 +0100

The U.S. spends almost twice as much per person as other countries, reports say. (Source: ABC News: Health)

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VA study shows parasite from Vietnam may be killing vets

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 20:56:30 +0100

A half century after serving in Vietnam, hundreds of veterans have a reason to believe they may be dying from a silent bullet _ test results show some men may have been infected by a slow-killing parasite while fighting in the jungles of Southeast Asia (Source: ABC News: Health)



Gestational Diabetes and Hypertension = Huge Risk for Later Disease Gestational Diabetes and Hypertension = Huge Risk for Later Disease

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 20:34:30 +0100

Women who have both gestational diabetes and high blood pressure during a pregnancy are at a substantially higher risk of subsequently developing related disease than those with just one condition.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



Death by Birth: Bearing the Burden of Maternal Mortality Death by Birth: Bearing the Burden of Maternal Mortality

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 20:33:23 +0100

Over the last 25 years, most countries around the world have made encouraging strides against pregnancy-related deaths. The U.S. is not one of them.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



'You should go kill yourself': People living with facial differences remember bullying as they watch Wonder

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 20:32:52 +0100

As they watched the movie Wonder, starring Jacob Tremblay as a boy with a facial difference, former craniofacial patients saw their own experiences as children. Eight of them had shared their stories with the actor prior to filming. (Source: CBC | Health)



Cytokinetics sinks on abandoning ALS drug after failed trial

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 20:12:44 +0100

(Reuters) - Cytokinetics Inc shares plummeted nearly 28 percent on Tuesday after the drugmaker said it would stop developing one of its treatments for ALS, a fatal neuro-degenerative disorder, after the drug failed to improve lung function in a key trial. (Source: Reuters: Health)

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FDA Clears First Epinephrine Autoinjector for Infants FDA Clears First Epinephrine Autoinjector for Infants

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 20:12:26 +0100

Auvi-Q has a shorter needle and delivers a lower dose of epinephrine. It is designed for infants and children weighing 7.5 to 15 kg.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



U.S. FDA approves first two-drug HIV regimen

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 20:10:54 +0100

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved the first two-drug regimen to treat HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, aimed at easing the side effects for long-term patients who are on the standard treatment involving three or more drugs. (Source: Reuters: Health)



Researcher deliberately injected Americans with herpes

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 20:02:40 +0100

A researcher illegally injected people eight Americans in Illinois with a live herpes virus in an unregulated experiment for a vaccine that is now backed by billionaire Peter Thiel. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Doctor's Rx for a Stiff Knee: 90 Percocet Pills Doctor's Rx for a Stiff Knee: 90 Percocet Pills

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:51:42 +0100

As public health officials grapple with how to slow the growing opioid epidemic, the over-prescription of narcotics after even minor surgery is coming under new scrutiny.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



Surprising Number of Conditions Linked to Celiac Disease Surprising Number of Conditions Linked to Celiac Disease

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:48:31 +0100

There are'striking'associations between celiac disease and other medical conditions, according to a large database study that suggests patients with unusual symptoms be screened.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

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New cystic fibrosis test to simplify treatment decisions

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:42:10 +0100

Scientists have developed a new test to determine which cystic fibrosis treatment is best suited to an individual patient. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)



' Staggering' Number of Drug, Alcohol, Suicide Deaths Projected'Staggering' Number of Drug, Alcohol, Suicide Deaths Projected

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:40:23 +0100

More than 1.6 million deaths due to drugs, alcohol, and suicide in the United States are projected during next decade, a 60% increase compared to the previous decade.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



Natalizumab Beneficial in Secondary Progressive MS? Natalizumab Beneficial in Secondary Progressive MS?

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:39:13 +0100

A new post hoc analysis of the ASCEND trial in secondary progressive multiple sclerosis suggests that natalizumab is effective in this population, particularly for upper limb function.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



Sugar industry blocked research linking sucrose to cancer

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:32:11 +0100

The researchers at the University of California at San Francisco say that, had this paper been published in 1968, it would have led to scrutiny and even regulation of sugar by the FDA. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Neratinib: Extended Adjuvant Therapy, But When to Prescribe? Neratinib: Extended Adjuvant Therapy, But When to Prescribe?

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:14:10 +0100

The ExteNET study led to the approval of neratinib for extended adjuvant treatment of early-stage HER2+ breast cancer. But when should it be prescribed?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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Coffee warning: FIVE ways drinking a regular cuppa for YEARS could affect your health

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:12:53 +0100

COFFEE keeps us energised and feeling good, but drinking too much in the long run can affect your immune system and leave you deficient in certain vitamins. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



Girl Scouts: Don't make your daughter hug people this holiday

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:09:28 +0100

At a time when issues of sexual harassment and consent are in the news, and with the holidays just around the corner, the Girl Scouts have released a recommendation about how parents can help young girls handle affection. (Source: CNN.com - Health)



Controversial sugar industry study resurfaces

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:07:58 +0100

Researchers have discovered a 1960s sugar industry-funded study that they say links a high-sugar diet to high blood cholesterol levels and cancer in rats. The study never published and has long been forgotten, until now. (Source: CNN.com - Health)



Man describes vicious bear attack: 'I should have bled to death'

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:06:24 +0100

The grizzly bear grabbed Lee Brooke from behind, pulled him off the ground and then rode on his back down a slope. The bear bit off much of his face. As Brooke lay bleeding, he could see his nose and mustache on the ground. (Source: CNN.com - Health)



These conjoined twins spent their lives in a hospital. They just went home — as two.

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:01:10 +0100

Abby and Erin Delaney have finally gone home — more than five months after the formerly conjoined twins were separated in a rare surgery. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia said Monday that the twins have been discharged, ending an emotional 485-day stay at the hospital where they were born in summer  2016. For 15 months, the girls had remained […]Related:Thousands of strangers gave a sick 9-year-old an early Christmas. He died days after celebrating.Risk of stillbirth is double in pregnant women who sleep on their backs, study findsA dying vet needed CPR. Hidden video shows his nurse laughing instead. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)

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These conjoined twins spent their lives in a hospital. They just went home — as two.

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:01:10 +0100

Abby and Erin Delaney have finally gone home — more than five months after the formerly conjoined twins were separated in a rare surgery. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia said Monday that the twins have been discharged, ending an emotional 485-day stay at the hospital where they were born in  summer  2016. For 15 months, the girls had remained […]Related:Thousands of strangers gave a sick 9-year-old an early Christmas. He died days after celebrating.Risk of stillbirth is double in pregnant women who sleep on their backs, study findsA dying vet needed CPR. Hidden video shows his nurse laughing instead. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)



Sugar Industry Long Downplayed Potential Harms

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:00:01 +0100

The sugar industry funded animal research in the 1960s on sugar ’ s effects on heart health, then buried data suggesting sugar could be harmful. (Source: NYT Health)



Readmission-Reduction Program Linked to Higher HF Mortality Readmission-Reduction Program Linked to Higher HF Mortality

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:55:35 +0100

The findings are at odds with a recent study that came to the opposite conclusion and have roused a raucous debate over unintended consequences of the CMS Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



Self-Harm Cases Surging Among U.S. Girls

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:50:18 +0100

Girls ages 10 to 14 had an 18.8 percent increase per year in treatment for self-inflected injuries -- the sharpest rise among young people ages 10 to 24, according to an analysis of ER data from 66 U.S. hospitals. (Source: WebMD Health)



Opioid crisis cost U.S. economy $504 billion in 2015: White House

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:41:29 +0100

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Opioid drug abuse, which has ravaged parts of the United States in recent years, cost the economy as much as $504 billion in 2015, White House economists said in a report made public on Sunday. (Source: Reuters: Health)

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' Unique' Menstrual Migraine Tied to Low Iron'Unique' Menstrual Migraine Tied to Low Iron

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:23:50 +0100

Menstrual migraines that occur in the days following menstrual bleeding may be related to low ferritin levels caused by blood loss rather than estrogen fluctuations.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



Saliva Test Could Diagnose Concussion: Study

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:15:11 +0100

Conjoined Twins Go Home for Thanksgiving Tobacco Industry Anti-Smoking Ads Begin on U.S. TV This Weekend U.S. Will Have More Severe Thunderstorms, Floods Due to Climate Change: Study Saliva Test Could Diagnose Concussion: Study Poultry Salads Recalled by Trader Joe's (Source: WebMD Health)



Is a Common Shoulder Surgery Useless?

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:15:09 +0100

New research casts doubt on the true effectiveness of a common type of surgery used to ease shoulder pain. (Source: WebMD Health)



Insulin Pill May Delay Type 1 Diabetes in Some

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:15:06 +0100

Researchers tested the effect of insulin pills on 560 children and adults whose relatives had type 1 diabetes. (Source: WebMD Health)



HPV Testing Alone: Ready for Cervical Cancer Screening? HPV Testing Alone: Ready for Cervical Cancer Screening?

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:12:32 +0100

Cotesting with both Pap smear and HPV testing is unlikely to detect cancer cases that wouldn't be found using HPV testing alone, say researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

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After 8th Child Dies, IKEA Steps Up Dresser Recall

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:08:07 +0100

The furniture retailer first announced the recall in 2016. (Source: WebMD Health)



Johnson & Johnson drug succeeds in newly diagnosed multiple myeloma patients: study

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:55:21 +0100

(Reuters) - Johnson& Johnson's blockbuster multiple myeloma drug Darzalex when added to a standard therapy regimen reduced the risk of disease progression or death by 50 percent compared with standard therapy alone in patients not previously treated for the blood cancer, according to data released on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)



Conjoined Filipino twins to separate despite death risk

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:54:34 +0100

Joy and Joyce Magsino, 10, from the Philippines, were born with angular frontal partial craniopagus. New images show the twins in hospital yesterday in preparation for surgery. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Proposed pot regulations open door to craft growers, licensing non-violent offenders

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:34:59 +0100

Federal Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor has released the Liberal government's proposed cannabis regulations, giving Canadians until Jan. 20 to offer opinions on the measures before they are implemented. (Source: CBC | Health)



Liberals give Canadians until Jan. 20 to respond to marijuana regulations

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:34:59 +0100

Federal Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor has released the Liberal government's proposed cannabis regulations, giving Canadians until Jan. 20 to offer opinions on the measures before they are implemented. (Source: CBC | Health)

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Trudeau government to roll out planned pot regulations

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:34:59 +0100

Some of the proposed details of the federal government's pot plans will become clearer today when the Health Minister unveils her plans for many cannabis-related regulations. (Source: CBC | Health)



Nearly half of US cancer deaths blamed on unhealthy behavior

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:30:24 +0100

Cigarette smoking, over-eating and other unhealthy behaviors can be blamed for nearly half of U.S. cancer deaths each year, according to a new study. (Source: ABC News: Health)



Nursing home residents eligible for palliative care often don ’t get it

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:30:11 +0100

(Reuters Health) - Many nursing home residents who might benefit from palliative care to make them more comfortable and improve their quality of life don ’t receive it, a small U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)



Vitamin D could prevent rheumatoid arthritis

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:22:21 +0100

Researchers from the University of Birmingham build on past studies that show vitamin D strengthens the immune system, however, already-affected joints are 'committed' to swelling. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Misconception about lone mad scientist can be dangerous

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:19:29 +0100

The 'lone genius' scientist stereotype could be dangerous, as the opinion of a lone commenter may be considered equal with that of hundreds of people who have made the subject their life's work (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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' Sleep on Side' Advice to Cut Stillbirth Risk'Sleep on Side' Advice to Cut Stillbirth Risk

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:14:34 +0100

Women should sleep on their sides during the last 3 months of pregnancy to help avoid the risk of stillbirths, say midwives.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



Self-harm, suicide attempts climb among US girls, study says

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:11:38 +0100

Increasing numbers of American girls are overdosing on drugs, cutting themselves and causing other types of self-injury including suicide attempts (Source: ABC News: Health)



How to reduce high blood pressure: THESE drugs could help REDUCE reading

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:04:06 +0100

HIGH blood pressure is a common condition in the UK, but a group of cancer drugs could help get your reading under control. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



Breast Milk May Help Prevent Food Allergies Breast Milk May Help Prevent Food Allergies

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:03:03 +0100

Could increasing rates of food allergy have been sparked by advice for mums-to-be to avoid certain foods known to be allergenic?WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



What ’s behind the rise in youth suicides?

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:01:14 +0100

More evidence continues to emerge that the number of children and young teens attempting and dying from suicide is on the rise (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)

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Medical News Today: Cancer cell growth halted with cold and flu drug

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:00:00 +0100

A drug commonly used to ease cold and flu symptoms can starve cancer cells of the proteins they need to grow and divide, a new study finds. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



Medical News Today: What you need to know about PRP

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:00:00 +0100

A look at PRP, a process used to reduce inflammation. Included is detail on costs and the side effects, plus conditions it can help. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



Babies Start Connecting Words Early on

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:57:13 +0100

Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Infant and Newborn Development (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)



Oral Contraceptives Linked to Suicide Oral Contraceptives Linked to Suicide

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:54:49 +0100

The researchers call for greater awareness of the possibility that hormonal contraceptives can affect mood, particularly in adolescent girls.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)