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Bowel cancer: 95 per cent CAN’T diagnose Britain's second biggest killer
BOWEL cancer symptoms consist of bleeding from the bottom, fatigue and weight loss amongst others. However, as many as 95 per cent of participants in a recent poll said they would not be able to identify the condition, the UK ’s second biggest killer. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Saranas seeks FDA de novo classification for Early Bird bleed monitor
Internal bleeding detection device developer Saranas said today it submitted an FDA application seeking de novo classification for its Early Bird bleed monitoring system. The Early bird device is designed as a standard vascular access sheath which is embedded with sensors which detect bleeding from accidentally ruptured blood vessels during cardiac procedures, including transcatheter aortic valve replacements, the Houston, Texas-based company said. “This is an important milestone for Saranas as it illustrates the ability of our team to execute on our development and regulatory strategies. This submission, w...
Source: Mass Device - April 24, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blood Management Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Patient Monitoring Regulatory/Compliance saranas Source Type: news

Belfast woman mistook symptoms of womb cancer for a longed for baby
Delighted at the thought of starting a family, Megan, 23, from Belfast, was later diagnosed with a molar pregnancy after experiencing heavy vaginal bleeding at 10-and-a-half weeks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bowel cancer: Adding this to your diet could prevent the dangerous condition
BOWEL cancer symptoms include bleeding from your behind, unexplained weight loss and extreme tiredness. Its cause is unknown, but diet, smoking, and alcohol consumption may all be factors. The condition may be easily avoided by taking simple preventative measures such as eating more fibre. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is cervicitis and what causes it?
Cervicitis refers to inflammation of the cervix, the narrow passage connecting the uterus and vagina. It can result in itching, pain, and bleeding, and it is caused by a variety of conditions. In this article, we examine the symptoms and causes and look at treatment options, including natural remedies for relief or pre (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Women's Health / Gynecology Source Type: news

Hologic touts study comparing NovaSure to Minerva ’ s endometrial ablation device
Hologic (NSDQ:HOLX) yesterday released results from a study comparing its NovaSure endometrial ablation system to Minerva Surgical‘s endometrial ablation device, touting a higher one-year rate of amenorrhea and higher quality of life for women treated with the NovaSure , despite experiencing a higher rate of perioperative adverse events. Results from the trial were published in the International Journal of Women’s Health, Marlborough, Mass.-based Hologic said. In the 189-patient study, researchers compared the use of endometrial ablation with either the NovaSure or Minerva device. The study’s primary...
Source: Mass Device - April 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Women's Health Source Type: news

Australian father treats his daughters' Chron's disease by juicing cannabis... then gets raided by the government
(Natural News) Chron’s disease is a long-term, chronic health condition that affects 700,000 people in the United States and is the result of inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract. Its symptoms can be mild or severe, and may include rectal bleeding, frequent and recurring diarrhea, significant weight loss, fever, abdominal pain and cramping, low energy and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA approves Rigel Pharmaceuticals' drug for rare bleeding disorder
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved Rigel Pharmaceuticals Inc's treatment for a rare bleeding disorder. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

What Are Complications of Oropharyngeal Trauma?
Discussion Oropharyngeal trauma is common and ranges from minor contusions to severe trauma of the head and neck. Sudden movement while having a foreign object in the mouth is a very common scenario with falls or collisions being common mechanisms. Common objects include toys, sticks, pens/pencils, chopsticks, toothbrushes, and popsicle sticks. Many of these injuries cause minimal problems such as a contusion to lips (i.e. “fat lip”). In general, the more anterior the location the more common the injury and the less likely to have a severe injury (i.e. lips). Whereas posterior structures are more protected, bu...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 16, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

A Traditionally Circumcising Society in Tanzania Welcomes the HIV Prevention Benefits of Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision
April 12, 2018Since 2011, IntraHealth International has reached more than 960,000 boys and men in Tanzania with VMMC.  “A circumcised male is expected to be very brave and not display any sign of fear,” says Moses Matiko. “During traditional circumcision, he is expected to stay still and not show he is experiencing pain. There are selected community members who watch to see that he observes the rules.”Moses grew up in Tarime District in Mara, a region in northeast Tanzania, and is part of the Kurya society. For Kurya clans, traditional circumcision like Moses describes —usually with no pa...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbales Source Type: news

Statins associated with reduced morbidity and mortality in patients with primary sclerosing cholangitischolangi
(European Association for the Study of the Liver) An award-winning register-based study reports a reduced risk of all-cause mortality, liver transplantation, liver cancer, and variceal bleeding in patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis exposed to statins. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Is Theranos Bleeding Out?
Scandal-plagued Theranos this week gave "all but a small group of employees" a 60-day termination notice, according to CEO Elizabeth Holmes' "confidential" letter to shareholders that Buzzfeed published.  "The most viable option that we have identified to forestall a near-term sale or a potential default under our credit agreement is further investment by one or more of you," Holmes wrote to shareholders. "In light of where we are, this is no easy ask. However, given your support of the company over the years, we wanted to provide this opportunity before we proceed too far down the c...
Source: MDDI - April 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Fake Marijuana Likely Laced With Rat Poison Has Killed 3 People and Sickened More Than 100
Fake marijuana likely contaminated with rat poison has killed three people in Illinois and caused severe bleeding in more than 100 others, including a few in four other states. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has alerted doctors nationwide that patients with severe, unexplained bleeding may be additional cases. The CDC is helping Illinois authorities investigate the outbreak in that state, which began in early March. Illinois reported seven more cases on Tuesday, bringing the nationwide total to at least 116. Several patients and samples of so-called synthetic marijuana from Illinois have tested posi...
Source: TIME: Health - April 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Tanner / AP Tags: Uncategorized Marijuana onetime Source Type: news

A Man Got ‘Thunderclap Headaches’ After Eating the World’s Hottest Pepper
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - April 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda Macmillan / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

3 deaths tied to excessive bleeding from synthetic weed
According Illinois health officials, 107 cases of severe bleeding have been linked to the drug in the past month (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Three dead and 107 hospitalized with eye-bleeding after using synthetic marijuana in Illinois
Three men have died and 107 people have been hospitalized in Illinois with severe bleeding after using synthetic marijuana known as  'fake weed', 'K2' or 'spice', that may be tainted with rat poison. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can endometriosis make you tired all the time?
Endometriosis is common, and symptoms include painful periods and heavy menstrual bleeding. Some researchers have linked reproductive disorders like endometriosis to chronic fatigue syndrome. In this article, we explore how to identify endometriosis fatigue, other causes of fatigue, and treatments for this symptom. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Endometriosis Source Type: news

New FDA restrictions on Essure birth control implant
The device has been linked to cases of pain ​, bleeding, allergic reactions and other dangerous side effects (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In Iowa, Teachers Learn How to 'Stop The Bleed'
PLEASANT HILL, Iowa (AP) — As she learned the basics of applying direct pressure, packing a wound with gauze and tying a tourniquet, sixth-grade math and social studies teacher Kari Stafford shook her head at the thought that this may now be an essential skill for her profession. Stafford didn't like it, but with school shootings now a regular occurrence, she and her colleagues have reluctantly accepted that the attacks won't stop and that teachers must know how to keep the victims from bleeding to death. "Learning to help and not just stand there is important," said Stafford, who joined about a dozen other...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - April 9, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Scott McFetridge, Associated Press Tags: Training Trauma News Source Type: news

In Iowa, Teachers Learn How to 'Stop The Bleed'
PLEASANT HILL, Iowa (AP) — As she learned the basics of applying direct pressure, packing a wound with gauze and tying a tourniquet, sixth-grade math and social studies teacher Kari Stafford shook her head at the thought that this may now be an essential skill for her profession. Stafford didn't like it, but with school shootings now a regular occurrence, she and her colleagues have reluctantly accepted that the attacks won't stop and that teachers must know how to keep the victims from bleeding to death. "Learning to help and not just stand there is important," said Stafford, who joined about a dozen other...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 9, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Scott McFetridge, Associated Press Tags: Training Trauma News Source Type: news

How Do You Fix A Broken Nail?
Discussion Distal digits, especially of the hand, are important as they provide support for pinching and grip, give tactile sensation and contribute to cosmesis. Trauma to the distal digit and nailbed ranges from significant trauma with digital crush injuries or amputation to minor broken nails causing only annoyance. Most injuries especially in children involve the hand especially the middle finger. The dominant hand is more common if the child has a hand-preference. Usually they occur indoors especially being caused by being pinched by a door. Significant trauma requires surgical intervention and may require specialty s...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 9, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

CDC warns about life-threatening bleeding linked to synthetic cannabinoids
A warning about life-threatening bleeding linked to use of synthetic cannabinoids -- commonly known as fake weed or spice -- was issued by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday after two deaths and dozens of patients appearing in ERs with serious unexplained bleeding. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Synthetic Cannabis Laced With Poison Linked to Severe Bleeding Synthetic Cannabis Laced With Poison Linked to Severe Bleeding
Federal health officials warn of an outbreak of potentially life-threatening vitamin K-dependent antagonist coagulopathy after use of synthetic cannabinoids.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Alert Source Type: news

70 people hospitalized with eye-bleeding from fake weed in Illinois
The number of people hospitalized with severe bleeding has more than tripled in the week since Illinois health officials first warned of the new side effect of synthetic marijuana. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cardiva Medical wins expanded FDA indications for Vascade vascular closure system
Cardiva Medical said today it won expanded indications from the FDA for its Vascade vascular closure system, now cleared for use in 5-7F femoral venous closures in addition to arterial closure. The Vascade system is composed of a thrombogenic bioabsorbable collagen patch and a collapsible mesh disc, the Santa Clara, Calif.-based company said. The device functions by placing a collapsible mesh disc against the inner vessel wall to stop bleeding followed by a collagen patch and the removal of the mesh disc, the company said. The collagen patch is designed to expand, seal and stop bleeding and is later absorbed by t...
Source: Mass Device - April 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Vascular Cardiva Medical Inc. Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is it normal to have brown spotting after menopause?
Many women wonder whether dark brown spotting is a normal occurrence after menopause. In this article, we look at the possible causes of postmenopausal bleeding, including vaginal atrophy, HRT, infections, and polyps. We also look at whether spotting is a sign of cancer and when someone should see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Menopause Source Type: news

Department of Health Services Issues Warning About Synthetic Cannabinoids
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is warning people about the dangers ofsynthetic cannabinoids, often called “fake weed”, “K2”, and “spice”. Severe bleeding has been reported in people who have used synthetic cannabinoids, including one confirmed case in Wisconsin, and two deaths in Illinois. These products are found across the U.S. in convenience stores, gas stations, drug paraphernalia shops, novelty stores,...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - April 5, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Treating endometriosis symptoms at home
Endometriosis is a common condition among women. During menstrual periods it can cause severe pain, cramping, and heavy bleeding. While there is currently no cure, several home remedies have been shown to alleviate symptoms. Here, learn more about home remedies, causes of endometriosis, and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Endometriosis Source Type: news

Military tourniquet practice 'saves lives and limbs in civilians'
The use of military-style tourniquets to stanch early bleeding in arms and legs has been shown to improve a trauma patients chance of survival, according to US researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 4, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Everything you need to know about breakthrough bleeding
Breakthrough bleeding or spotting occurs between periods or during pregnancy. Conditions such as fibroids and infections can cause it, and it is a common side effect of hormonal birth control and IUDs. In this article, learn to identify breakthrough bleeding, management techniques, and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Women's Health / Gynecology Source Type: news

Bowel cancer symptoms: This colour blood in your bowel movements could indicate disease
BOWEL cancer symptoms are not always obvious but, as one of the most common types of cancer diagnosed in the UK, it is important to recognise the signs. Bleeding from your bottom or blood in your poo can indicate the disease, but the colour of the blood could be a sign of a completely different health condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bowel cancer symptoms: This colour blood in your poo could indicate disease
BOWEL cancer symptoms are not always obvious but, as one of the most common types of cancer diagnosed in the UK, it is important to recognise the signs. Bleeding from your bottom or blood in your poo can indicate the disease, but the colour of the blood could be a sign of a completely different health condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fake weed hospitalizations rise to 70, with two fatalities
There are 70 cases of severe bleeding, including two deaths, linked with synthetic cannabinoids -- often called Spice, K2 or fake weed -- across Chicago and areas in central Illinois. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Injectable bandage' made from seaweed and a pastry ingredient stops internal bleeding in minutes
Researchers from Texas A&M University found that the treatment, which is released over several days, creates a 3D, jelly-like substance that  promotes healing of damaged tissue. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bleeding Cases in Illinois Tied to Synthetic Pot
Synthetic cannabinoid -- often called Spice or K2 -- is a mixture of hundreds of chemicals that can come as a spray to coat plant material for smoking or as a liquid to be used in e-cigarettes or other devices, according to the health department. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Synthetic marijuana leaves two dead and dozens with severe bleeding
Health officials in Illinois are warning people about mock marijuana that is spreading across Chicago and the central part of the state, causing severe bleeding among users and, in some cases, death. Synthetic cannabinoids, also known as K2 or Spice, has been linked to 56 cases in which people in the state experienced severe bleeding after using the substance, officials […]Related:In a first, FDA orders recall of a ‘contaminated food’ — kratom with salmonellaIn case you missed the ‘condom-snorting challenge’ — and didn’t know it’s a bad ideaCof...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two dead and 56 hospitalized in Illinois with bleeding from eyes and ears after using synthetic pot
Illinois health officials revealed Monday a total of 56 people have been hospitalized with severe bleeding after using synthetic marijuana, nearly triple the number reported last week. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In Loudon County, Tenn., Priority Ambulance Trains More Than 110 Residents to Stop the Bleed
Last week, Priority Ambulance and Fort Loudoun Medical Center observed the national Stop the Bleed initiative with training events and donations that targeted Loudon County schools and the general public. In total, more than 110 Loudon County community members were trained in lifesaving bleeding control techniques, including 40 teachers who serve as a medical first response team at each high school. Priority Ambulance and Fort Loudoun also donated bleeding control kits, which include gauze, gloves, tourniquet and trauma shears, to each public and private elementary, middle and high school in Loudon County. The kits will be...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - April 3, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Priority Ambulance Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

In Loudon County, Tenn., Priority Ambulance Trains More Than 110 Residents to Stop the Bleed
Last week, Priority Ambulance and Fort Loudoun Medical Center observed the national Stop the Bleed initiative with training events and donations that targeted Loudon County schools and the general public. In total, more than 110 Loudon County community members were trained in lifesaving bleeding control techniques, including 40 teachers who serve as a medical first response team at each high school. Priority Ambulance and Fort Loudoun also donated bleeding control kits, which include gauze, gloves, tourniquet and trauma shears, to each public and private elementary, middle and high school in Loudon County. The kits will be...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 3, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Priority Ambulance Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Quick-acting 'injectable bandage' developed from seaweed
Researchers have developed an " injectable bandage " that quickly stops bleeding and allows wounds to heal more quickly than traditional dressings. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Protein derived from parasite has potential to alleviate debilitating disease
(Children's National Health System) A Children's-led research team has turned the tables on Schistosoma haematobium, a parasitic worm that freeloads in humans, by using a protein derived from the parasite as a therapeutic molecule to reduce bleeding and pain associated with chemotherapy-induced hemorrhagic cystitis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 3, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Two deaths, 56 cases of severe bleeding tied to fake weed
Synthetic cannabinoids -- often called Spice, K2 or fake weed -- have been tied to 38 cases of severe bleeding, including one death, across Chicago and areas in central Illinois. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two deaths, 56 other cases of severe bleeding tied to fake weed in Illinois
Synthetic cannabinoids -- often called Spice, K2 or fake weed -- have been tied to 38 cases of severe bleeding, including one death, across Chicago and areas in central Illinois. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One death and 37 other cases of severe bleeding tied to fake weed in Illinois
Synthetic cannabinoids -- often called Spice, K2 or fake weed -- have been tied to 38 cases of severe bleeding, including one death, across Chicago and areas in central Illinois. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Survey Measures EMS Personnel ’s Perceptions of Self-Driving Ambulances
Survey measures provider perceptions of self-driving ambulances You arrive on-scene to find a gunshot victim who’s bleeding profusely. You and your partner share a knowing look—you’ll need a second set of hands to work on this patient. Luckily you brought the automated ambulance to the scene. You and your partner jump in back with the patient as the ambulance drives itself to the closest trauma center, allowing the two of you to work as a team on a rapidly declining patient when normally one of you would have to drive. An artist’s concept of the exterior of a self-driving ambulance. Image courtesy...
Source: JEMS Operations - April 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Joseph R. Keebler, PhD Tags: Ambulances & Vehicle Ops Operations Source Type: news

Synthetic Cannabinoid Spice Products Linked To Unusual Severe Bleeding Cases
Illinois public health authorities alert citizens and the medical community to be on the lookout for cases of unusual bleeding with no obvious cause. It could be due to fake weed. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 31, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David Kroll, Contributor Source Type: news

Synthetic Pot Linked To Bleeding From Eyes And Ears
The already known risks of using synthetic marijuana now come with an new warning —bleeding from your eyes and ears--based on recent news reports from a suburb of Chicago. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Source Type: news

Synthetic weed blamed for "very severe bleeding"
"What we are seeing is people are coming in with various types of bleeding... nose bleeds, bleeding from their gums, bleeding in their urine," health officials say (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Synthetic cannabis blamed for severe bleeding
Health officials say a synthetic marijuana drug has caused severe bleeding in at least 17 people in the Chicago area this month. CBS Chicago's Suzanne LeMignot reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Panic in Illinois over 22 people bleeding from their eyes and ears
Illinois health officials have warned of a new symptom linked to synthetic marijuana after 22 users visited the hospital with severe bleeding from the eyes and ears in recent weeks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news