Dr Le Fanu's online health clinic, Friday 21st March 2014

Concerned about aches and pains? Worried about a medical condition? You can email your questions confidentially to Dr Le Fanu at drjames@telegraph.co.uk. Answers will be published in the health section of the Telegraph website every Friday. Today: the statin debate continues, discontinued migraine drugs, side-effects of shingles vaccine and cough syncope    
Source: Telegraph Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Tiffany Yonts, 29, from San Diego, California, argued in a Twitter thread that vaccines help protect people like her who can't be vaccinated from contracting preventable diseases.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Anyone under 18 should not be given cough and cold products containing opioids, such as codeine, after a safety review found early opioid use "may be a factor in problematic substance use later in life," Health Canada says.
Source: CBC | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news
Conditions:   Vestibulodynia;   Temporomandibular Disorder;   Fibromyalgia Syndrome;   Irritable Bowel Syndrome;   Migraines;   Tension Headache;   Endometriosis;   Interstitial Cystitis;   Back Pain;   Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Interventions:   Drug: 5% lidocaine/5 mg/ml estradiol compound cream;   Drug: Nortriptyline;   Drug: Placebo cream;   Drug: Placebo pill Sponsors:   Duke University;   Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development...
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Condition:   HIV-1 Infection Interventions:   Biological: MVA.tHIVconsv3;   Biological: MVA.tHIVconsv4;   Other: Placebo Sponsors:   University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill;   National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
The infection kills 500,000 a year. Experts warn that this is a growing concern as antibiotics become less effective. But US scientists have worked out how the bacteria develops - paving the way to a vaccine.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
The Philippine health secretary said Monday that 136 people, mostly children, have died of measles and 8,400 others have fallen ill in an outbreak blamed partly on vaccination fears.
Source: CBC | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news
The outbreak has been blamed partly on recent vaccination fears.
Source: ABC News: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news
This professional resource focuses on the new ambitions developed by the Cardiovascular Disease Prevention System Leadership Forum (CVDPSLF) that sets to improve the detection and management of atrial fibrillation (AF), high blood pressure and raised cholesterol, and reduce the health inequalities associated with CVD, over the next 10 years.
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Evidence is sorely lacking for the value of any over-the-counter remedy to treat most coughs.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Coughs Humidifiers Respiratory Diseases Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Medicine and Health Source Type: news
While shingles typically affects people ages 50 and older, it can happen in younger adults — but because those numbers aren't tracked in Nova Scotia, it's hard to know exactly how many under 50 are affected.
Source: CBC | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news
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