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British birth rate at RECORD LOW & women opt out raising a family - ONS
BRITISH women are having the fewest children on record, official figures show. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

50 Essential Health employees fired for refusing flu shots
A Midwestern hospital introduced a policy mandating the flu vaccine for its employees. Daily Mail Online spoke to Sharon Beaulieu, who refused the shot on principle and was fired. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Babies likely to get cerebral palsy if mother has aspirin
Newborns were almost two-and-a-half times more likely to have the incurable condition if their mothers took aspirin and 50 per cent more likely if they took paracetamol, a (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. drinking water regulations tied to reduced arsenic exposure
(Reuters Health) – The public’s exposure to arsenic, a naturally occurring chemical element linked to cancer and birth defects, declined after U.S. regulators tightened restrictions on the amount of arsenic allowed in drinking water, a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Autism risk for babies of overweight pregnant women
The findings from the Virginia Commonwealth University highlight the direct implications the current obesity epidemic could have on the generations to come. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Taking a Break From Letrozole Therapy After Breast Cancer Taking a Break From Letrozole Therapy After Breast Cancer
SOLE shows that after 5 years of adjuvant therapy, intermittent dosing with letrozole was similar to continuous dosing, suggesting that a'drug holiday'is safe.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Brain damage from football concussions varies by position and career duration
(Reuters Health) - Football players may experience different degrees of brain damage after concussions depending on what position they play and how long they stick with the sport, a small U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Baby-gender 'reveal' parties may have a dark side
(Reuters Health) - Expectant parents are bringing back the surprise element of having a baby by learning the results of prenatal ultrasound reports in ever more elaborate "gender-reveal" parties. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Brisbane blogger says 'cancer isn't bad' in Instagram post
Health blogger Olivia Budgen, from Brisbane, Australia, made an Instagram post to 'challenge' people's beliefs about cancer, arguing that it isn't 'actually bad at all'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hangover cure: FOUR things to add to your diet to FIGHT effects of drinking alcohol
HANGOVERS could be eased by adding particular foods to your diet this Christmas, says an expert. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The New Old Age: Older Voters Stymied by Tighter ID Requirements
Restrictive eligibility rules have kept older citizens with disabilities from the voting booth, experts say. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PAULA SPAN Tags: Voter Registration and Requirements Drivers Licenses Voting Rights Act (1965) Elderly United States Politics and Government Brennan Center for Justice Source Type: news

Stressed out parents less likely to cook homemade meals
(Reuters Health) - On days when parents feel stressed or depressed, kids are less likely to get homemade food for dinner, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The most common Black Friday injuries
As reports of Black Friday violence roll in, paramedics, hospitals and retailers prepare for the worst. Before you set out to shop, know the most common ways that Black Friday can turn bloody. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'UK's vainest man' plans to spend even more on surgery
TOWIE super fan  Sam Barton, 25, from Sutton Coldfield, has spent tens of thousands on emulating his idol, Joey Essex, in a string of operations - including one on the NHS. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Children who exercise have more brain power
A study of 8-11-year-olds carried out by researchers at the University of Granada in Spain found exercise boosts cognition, executive function and academic achievement. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Canada finds low number of rare cancer cases linked to breast implants
Health officials aren't recommending people have their breast implants removed after the Canadian government released its safety review on cases of implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

'Robot surgery' could save men from prostate cancer
The £1 million Da Vinci robots have saved over 500 men with the advanced disease. They perform the life-saving surgery at University College London Hospitals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronary Calcium Helps Stratify 10-Year Cardiac Risk in Diabetes Coronary Calcium Helps Stratify 10-Year Cardiac Risk in Diabetes
Even in patients with long-standing diabetes, information on how calcified coronary arteries are is helpful for predicting future CVD risk, say the authors of a new MESA analysis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Diabetics with related eye damage have increased falling risk
(Reuters Health) - People with diabetic retinopathy are more likely to fall than diabetics who have not developed vision problems, a study in Singapore suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Uncooked flour may have E. coli
Think twice before licking that spoon as you prepare cake batter or cookie dough for holiday treats. Salmonella from raw eggs is no longer the only concern in baking. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Device Therapy for Preserved-EF HF? Shunt Safely Eases LA Pressures Device Therapy for Preserved-EF HF? Shunt Safely Eases LA Pressures
The implant creates an 8-mm diameter shunt that unloads the left atrium, especially at exertion; sham-controlled REDUCE LAP-HF I suggests it could make select HFpEF patients more amenable to diuretics.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

Equestrian left vomiting own excrement after minor cyst op
Kelly Yeoman, from Bristol, had day case surgery to have fluid-filled sac on her ovary removed. She developed an infection in bowel and is now 'severely faecally impacted'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Malaria drugs could help to combat cancer
Researchers reveal how two drugs used to treat malaria, called chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, could help in the fight against cancer. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is polyarthralgia?
Polyarthralgia is when pain affects several joints in the body with no signs of inflammation. Learn about its causes, symptoms, and treatment options here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Body Aches Source Type: news

Diabetics with related eye damage have increased falling risk
(Reuters Health) - People with diabetes and related eye damage known as retinopathy are more likely to fall than diabetics who have not developed vision problems, a study in Singapore suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Women have 1.9 children on average, a record low
Women in England and Wales are having 1.9 children on average, fewer than their mothers who had 2.2 children. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How long can you keep Thanksgiving leftovers for?
Using the US Agriculture Department's guidelines, we have compiled a list of Thanksgiving leftovers, how long they last, and how to cook them. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Less Waste, More Taste: A Master Chef Reimagines Thanksgiving Leftovers
Over this Thanksgiving week, Americans will toss almost 200 million pounds of turkey alone. Massimo Bottura helps us fight food waste by showing us how to turn leftovers into a world-class new meal.(Image credit: Beck Harlan/NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maria Godoy Source Type: news

Avatars can help schizophrenia patients control...
Kings College London researchers and schizophrenia patients used computers to fine-tune the voices of these avatars, so the patients could come face-to-face with their tormentors. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Five ways to boost concentration
In an age of constant stimuli and distractions, it can be almost impossible to concentrate. We have put together some concentration-enhancing strategies. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How can you cope with seasonal affective disorder?
More than just the 'winter blues,' seasonal affective disorder can turn the holiday season into a time of gloom and fatigue. So how can you keep it at bay? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Depression Source Type: news

Medicaid Tied to Better Addiction Treatment in Pregnancy
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Medicaid, Opioid Abuse and Addiction, Pregnancy and Substance Abuse (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kidney failure: Symptoms of condition that killed The Partridge Family star David Cassidy
KIDNEY FAILURE is caused by the organs not functioning properly, and an estimated 13,000 people die from chronic kidney disease in the UK every year. David Cassidy died from suspected kidney failure this week. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ANALYSIS: The 2 options for US health care likely to emerge in the next decade
Using existing programs as a model could help stem the political battles. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Resistance training may boost seniors' psychological well-being
A study of older adults who did 9 months of resistance training suggests that it may benefit their sense of coherence and environmental quality of life. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sports Medicine / Fitness Source Type: news

Medical News Today: All you should know about sunken eyes
A look at the condition of sunken eyes, where the eyes seem deep set and darkened. Included is detail on home remedies and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eye Health / Blindness Source Type: news

Edinburgh woman suffers from excruciating skin condition
Dental nurse Jasmine Clarke, from Edinburgh, said she is left in almost constant agony by the skin condition, which causes violent flare-ups,  swelling, oozing and extreme dryness. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Test to calculate oral sex risk
More than three in four adults do not consider themselves at risk of mouth cancer, found a Oral Health Foundation survey. There are 7,500 UK cases each year – a rise of 68% in 20 years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure symptoms: Eating THIS diet is better than medication to lower reading
HIGH blood pressure can prove deadly, but eating less salty food along with the DASH diet could help lower your reading as effectively as medication. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

To Save Water, Should You Wash Your Hands Of Hand Washing Dishes?
(Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Natalie Jacewicz Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Five common causes of early morning headache
Learn about a number of causes of early morning headaches, including sleep problems, along with what can be done to treat and prevent them from occurring. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Headache / Migraine Source Type: news

Out of the blue
Neil Ferguson was a sporty 13-year-old when a stroke left him suffering from paralysis and speech problems. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Venezuelans suffer as malaria outbreak spreads in drug-short nation
CIUDAD GUAYANA, Venezuela (Reuters) - On a recent morning in Venezuela's southern jungle state of Bolivar, Amanda Santamaria, her two sons, one daughter-in-law, and a granddaughter lined up in front of a shabby community health center in the hope of receiving treatment for malaria. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Health blogger says cancer isn't bad at all Instagram post
Health blogger Olivia Budgen, from Brisbane, Australia, made an Instagram post to 'challenge' people's beliefs about cancer, arguing that it isn't 'actually bad at all'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Britain's vainest man plans to spend even MORE on surgery
TOWIE super fan  Sam Barton, 25, from Sutton Coldfield, has spent tens of thousands on emulating his idol, Joey Essex, in a string of operations - including one on the NHS. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stay at home on Black Friday to avoid the measles outbreak
An outbreak was confirmed in Leeds and Liverpool on November 23. Manchester has also been put on high alert to look out for signs the life-threatening condition may have spread there. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Frenzy over Playboy Lindsey Pelas' 'lopsided' breasts
The 26-year-old, from Louisiana,  shared two snaps that showed her breasts appearing to look different sizes. A study has revealed about 47% of women have breasts that are not symmetrical. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Qld mother reveals heartbreak over child's rare disease
Cassie Lamos of Warwick, Queenland has revealed how a rare genetic disorder has resulted in an incurable condition for her one-year-old son. She says her youngest might only have months to live. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother diagnosed with skin cancer by SkinVision app  
Louise Burgess, 45, from Canberra, was diagnosed with stage one melanoma in May this year after she noticed a mole changed shape last November and used the SkinVision app to track its progress. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Slapped cheek syndrome: What is infectious condition that causes bright red cheeks?
SLAPPED cheek syndrome symptoms include a bright red rash on the cheeks, a sore throat and an upset stomach. While signs of the condition usually disappear after three weeks, it can lead to a number of debilitating complications. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news