A Man Died After Eating a Bag of Black Licorice Every Day
Doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital said the unusual case highlighted the risk of consuming too much glycyrrhizic acid, which is found in black licorice. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maria Cramer Tags: Candy Deaths (Fatalities) Heart New England Journal of Medicine Black licorice Acids Source Type: news

The breakfast snack to help you live longer and avoid heart disease symptoms
HOW TO live longer: Prevent an early death by eating a healthy, balanced diet, and by doing regular exercise. But you could also increase your life expectancy by adding more low-fat yoghurt for breakfast. It could even lower your risk of developing heart disease symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Warns Of Danger Associated With TikTok ‘Benadryl Challenge’
Deliberately overdosing on Benadryl could lead to serious heart problems, seizures, coma or even death. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 26, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marla Milling, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

Gruesome story of the use of Black man’s heart for transplant, history of medical mistreatment of minorities
“The Organ Thieves” explains how a Va. hospital removed the heart of a Black factory worker without his family’s consent. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Blakemore Source Type: news

Heart attack: The best juice to drink to lower your risk of the deadly condition
A HEART attack could be prevented by sipping on a certain type of juice alongside your meals. What's the research behind this life-saving drink? Here's what you need to know. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DAPA-CKD Resets eGFR Floor for Safe SGLT2 Inhibitor Use DAPA-CKD Resets eGFR Floor for Safe SGLT2 Inhibitor Use
‘ It's time to reduce the eGFR level for initiating an SGLT2 inhibitor to as low as 25, ’ suggests an expert.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 26, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

JANE CLARKE, one of the UK's top dietitians reveals how you can EAT to beat disease 
Indeed, the science now suggests that inflammation is the single biggest risk factor for serious health problems such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, arthritis and dementia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Life after Covid: For survivors, reinfection and health complications are becoming causes for concern
At least a dozen recovered patients ET Magazine spoke to across the country complained of fatigue, memory lapses, inability to concentrate, loss of sense of smell or taste, shortness of breath and poor heart function. No one seems to be sure if and when the ailments would go away. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Is COVID Different From Other Airborne Viruses? Dr. Mallika Marshall Answers Your Coronavirus Questions
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Healthcare Status Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Coronavirus Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Could Wildfires Have Long-Term Health Effects?
When people breathe wildfire smoke, the short-term health effects can range from eye and nasal irritation and coughing to worsening asthma, heart attacks, and strokes. Scientists aren’t sure yet of the long-term effects, but there are some early clues. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High cholesterol: Meats to avoid if you want to lower cholesterol levels
HIGH cholesterol matters - too much of the waxy substance inside your blood vessels is a major risk factor for heart disease. Which meats put your health in danger? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Not accounting for sex differences in Covid research could be deadly
Analysis suggests too little attention is paid to gender disparities in medical trialsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHistorically, medical research has often taken a one-size-fits-all approach, lumping women and men together despite growing evidence that the sexes differ in how they catch and fight disease.A stark example was the heart drug digoxin, which was widely marketed in the late 1990s on the basis of a trial that showed it to beeffective and safe. But over time a higher incidence of side-effects in women emerged. When the same dataset wasanalysed on the basis of sex, it showed dig...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 25, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Natalie Grover Tags: Medical research Gender Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science World news Microbiology Source Type: news

Care home residents and staff 'will be first to get a Covid-19 vaccine'
Britons with underlying health conditions were previously told they'd be near front of the queue for a Covid-19 vaccine. But millions with heart disease may have to wait until over-65s are inoculated. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sep 25 2020 This Week in Cardiology Sep 25 2020 This Week in Cardiology
COVID sport participation guidelines, beta-blockers after MI, and low-dose DOAC therapy in AF are the topics covered by John Mandrola, MD, in this week ’ s podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Diagnoses of Common Conditions Declined in March to May 2020
Common mental health diagnoses reduced 50 percent; similar drops seen in circulatory system diseases, T2DM (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 25, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Conference News, Source Type: news

Study finds income disparities in prevalence of heart disease
Being wealthy appears to reduce a person's risk for heart disease -- at least in the United States -- based on the findings of an analysis published Friday by JAMA Network Open. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Heart As Its Own Defibrillator The Heart As Its Own Defibrillator
This paper explores the intriguing concept of biological defibrillation; that is, self-restoration of cardiac rhythm by anti-arrhythmic ion channel gating.European Heart Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Benadryl Warning: FDA Investigates Reports Of Teen Injuries, Deaths Linked To TikTok Challenge
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston Benadryl CNN FDA TikTok Source Type: news

AHA News: Her Pain Seemed Muscular, But It Was Actually a Heart Attack
FRIDAY, Sept. 25, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- After taking her daughter to softball practice, Kelly Sosnowski popped over to the mall to run an errand. Walking inside, she felt a heavy pain in her chest and upper back. She paused and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 25, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Heart attack: Do you make this sound when sleeping? Sign that could reveal your risk
HEART attack: The common signs of a heart attack often include pain in the chest, dizziness or sweating. Your risk of the life-threatening condition could be revealed in the sounds you make when sleeping. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

VERTIS CV: Ertugliflozin Benefit Falls Short of Other SGLT2 Inhibitors VERTIS CV: Ertugliflozin Benefit Falls Short of Other SGLT2 Inhibitors
Analyses from the trial of the sodium-glucose transporter 2 inhibitor ertugliflozin in patients with type 2 diabetes helped better define positive effects the drug had on renal function.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 25, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Heart Disease Bankrupted Him Once. Now He Faces Another $10,000 Medical Bill
(Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laura Ungar Source Type: news

Good News on Heart Attacks: Fewer Folks Are Having Second Ones
Title: Good News on Heart Attacks: Fewer Folks Are Having Second OnesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/24/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/25/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - September 25, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Angiotensin Converting Enzyme 2: A Double-Edged Sword Angiotensin Converting Enzyme 2: A Double-Edged Sword
This paper explores the bifunctional role of ACE2, which beneficially regulates the RAS system but also plays a significant role in COVID-19, serving as the SARS-CoV-2 receptor.Circulation (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 25, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Prescribing and Deprescribing for Heart Failure
Optimizing heart failure therapies, including the newer angiotensin-receptor neprilysin inhibitors (ARNIs), is critically important for older residents who have symptomatic heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF), said Meenakshi Patel, MD, FACP, CMD, at the Annual Conference of AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - September 25, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: Christine Kilgore Source Type: news

The Superpower of the PALTC Clinician
“I’m a Mom. What’s your Superpower?” reads the front of my wife’s coffee cup. It was gifted to her by her son and was given straight from his heart. It represents the tireless, selfless efforts and deep commitment of a dedicated mom resulting in a near miracle. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - September 25, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: James E. Lett Tags: Our Foundation Source Type: news

Catalyzing an improved arterial bypass graft
(University of Pittsburgh) A successful small-diameter tissue-engineered vascular graft (TEVG) will grow and remodel into a native-like artery that can save a life. A team led by Pitt's David Vorp received a $1.1M award from the NIH to optimize this emerging technology for cardiovascular disease. They will examine the best combination(s) of active " payload " and scaffold to develop a feasible alternative to the decades-old practice of using vessels harvested from a patient's own chest or leg. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Changes by income level in cardiovascular disease in US
(JAMA Network) Researchers examined changes in how common cardiovascular disease was in the highest-income earners compared with the rest of the population in the United States between 1999 and 2016. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Are Hotel Pillows Safe? Dr. Mallika Marshall Answers Your Coronavirus Questions
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Healthcare Status Healthwatch Syndicated Local Coronavirus Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Drug Safety Communication - Serious Problems with High Doses of the Allergy Medicine
FDA is warning that taking higher than recommended doses of the common over-the-counter (OTC) allergy medicine Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can lead to serious heart problems, seizures, coma, or even death. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - September 24, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Study Questions Routine Long-term Beta-Blocker Post MI Study Questions Routine Long-term Beta-Blocker Post MI
Long-term beta-blocker therapy prescribed after an acute MI might be obsolete in the modern reperfusion era, according to an analysis of Danish registry data.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 24, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Struggling to lower your cholesterol? This tasty snack is proven to lower 'bad' levels
HIGH cholesterol doesn't usually produce any symptoms but it does pave the way for heart disease. Simple dietary tweaks can lower your cholesterol, including eating daily servings of a particular snack. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Autopsies Show Varied Forms of Heart Damage in COVID-19 Patients
The multifarious nature of the damage means treatments for cardiac issues during infection will require tailored approaches. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - September 24, 2020 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

New ESC Guidelines on Adult Congenital Heart Disease New ESC Guidelines on Adult Congenital Heart Disease
The new guidelines for patients with ACHD, who require lifelong care, include significant revisions, covering specialized care centers, catheter interventions, imaging, and more.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 24, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Good News on Heart Attacks: Fewer Folks Are Having Second Ones
THURSDAY, Sept. 24, 2020 -- Fewer U.S. heart attack survivors are having another heart attack within a year, a new study finds. Rates of recurrent heart attacks, hospitalization for heart failure and deaths within a year have gone down in heart... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 24, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Three of the best exercises to lower your risk of a deadly heart attack
HEART attack risk could be lowered by making some diet or lifestyle changes. You could also protect against a deadly myocardial infarction and heart disease by doing regular exercise. These are the best workout routines to protect against heart attacks. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cardiovascular adverse events associated with hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine: A comprehensive pharmacovigilance analysis of preCOVID19 reports
This analysis of the FAERS database found use of hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine was associated with a higher reporting rate of major CV adverse events, including cardiomyopathy (reporting OR 29.0), QT prolongation (4.5), cardiac arrhythmias (2.2) and heart failure (2.2). (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

InnovHeart Reports Successful First-in-Human Implantation of its Saturn Transcatheter Mitral Valve with Excellent 30-day Follow-up
NEWTON, Mass. and MILAN, Sept. 24, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- InnovHeart s.r.l., a developer of novel Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement (TMVR) systems for the treatment of Mitral Regurgitation (MR), announced today the successf... Devices, Interventional, Cardiology InnovHeart, Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement, Saturn Transcatheter Mitral (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Second-Generation Immigrants With Diabetes Fare Worse Than Natives Second-Generation Immigrants With Diabetes Fare Worse Than Natives
Adapting to a Westernized environment appears to have adverse cardiometabolic effects in the long run, and in particular, among children of immigrants from non-Western nations, a Swedish study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - September 24, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

University staff speak out about COVID-19 fears
A UNISON survey published this week shows how university staff including cleaners, security guards and administrative workers are feeling increasingly anxious about work, now that universities have reopened. Rebecca Hawkins* is a technical demonstrator in the art and design department of a university. She said: “I don’t feel safe at all. Every day presents a new challenge that nobody knows how to handle. I just feel like we’re all making it up as we go along, with sketchy guidelines that seem open to interpretation. “We had an email from the dean the other day saying that someone in our group had te...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 24, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article coronavirus higher education Covid-19 universities university Source Type: news

Uncontrolled CVD Risk Factors in Teens Flag Organ Damage Uncontrolled CVD Risk Factors in Teens Flag Organ Damage
Adolescents with risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) in the SHIP AHOY study were more likely to have signs of subclinical target organ damage in the heart and blood vessels.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 24, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Major Adverse CV Event Risk Reduced With SGLT2 Inhibitors
THURSDAY, Sept. 24, 2020 -- For individuals with type 2 diabetes, sodium glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors are associated with a reduced risk for cardiovascular events during short-term follow-up, according to a study published online Sept.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

AHA News: After Grieving Mother's Death, Teen Commits to Helping Others
THURSDAY, Sept. 24, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Growing up in Wichita, Kansas, Ngoc Vuong had a wide circle of Vietnamese friends to play with in his neighborhood. His parents had left Vietnam in the 1990s to build a new home in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 24, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Exercise Ups Life Span for Type 2 Diabetics
THURSDAY, Sept. 24, 2020 -- For someone with type 2 diabetes, exercise can cut the risk of dying early by as much as one-third, researchers report. Exercise improves insulin sensitivity, reduces the risk of heart disease, and inhibits inflammation,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 24, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA News: They Survived COVID-19, Then Faced Stigma
THURSDAY, Sept. 24, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- From the moment in January when she first heard about the new coronavirus, Suzanne Kathro worried about catching it. In mid-August, she did. " That's when the ghosting started, " said... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 24, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The Coronavirus Pandemic ’s Outsized Effect on Women’s Mental Health Around the World
COVID-19 is a devilishly versatile disease, attacking all manner of body systems and doing all manner of damage—to the lungs, the heart, the liver, the kidneys. Though it doesn’t attack the mind directly, the pandemic the virus has caused has been devastating to mental health, and in many cases, the most vulnerable group is women. In a new study conducted by CARE, a non-profit international aid organization, investigators have found that while almost nobody is spared from the anxiety, worry and overall emotional fatigue of the coronavirus pandemic, women are almost three times as likely as men to report sufferi...
Source: TIME: Health - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Best interests decisions: A COVID-19 quick guide, SCIE (updated September 2020)
The Mental Capacity Act is at the heart of good, empowering practice in health and social care. This quick guide aims to help people across social care and health settings to apply its provisions about making best interests decisions for or on behalf of people who lack the relevant capacity in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diagnoses of several common health conditions HALVED during pandemic, study shows
The number of heart disease patients diagnosed also fell 44 per cent, as health services saw a 43 per cent plunge in patients with circulatory issues and 16 per cent drop in malignant cancers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Beer belly raises the risk of early death from illnesses such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease
Canadian researchers looked at data from more than 2.5million people and found that every extra 4in (10cm) of waist size was associated with an 11 per cent higher chance of dying prematurely. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure: Lower your blood pressure reading by sipping on this breakfast juice
HIGH blood pressure is seriously putting your life in danger of a heart attack or stroke. To combat this first thing in the morning, which drink works best to lower your reading? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news