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Genetic sleuthing bolsters food poisoning searches
A new technique that relies on genetics is revolutionizing food poisoning investigation and identifying common causes in scattered and seemingly unrelated illnesses (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

A Purified Collagen Matrix With PHMB for Recalcitrant Wounds A Purified Collagen Matrix With PHMB for Recalcitrant Wounds
Read about the beneficial effects of a purified collagen matrix with a polyhexamethylene biguanide antimicrobial on chronic, non-healing wounds.Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

ACC/AHA Hypertension Guideline: What Is New? What Do We Do? ACC/AHA Hypertension Guideline: What Is New? What Do We Do?
Recently released hypertension guidelines from the ACC and AHA have lowered the BP cutoff from 140/90 to 130/80 mm Hg--but the AAFP doesn't endorse this change. How should this impact your practice?American Family Physician (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Mindfulness and Spiritual Care Practice of Palliative Nurses Mindfulness and Spiritual Care Practice of Palliative Nurses
How might a nurse's own spirituality and mindfulness impact their delivery of spiritual care in a hospice or palliative care setting?Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Journal Article Source Type: news

Cardiologists and Management of Vascular Diseases Cardiologists and Management of Vascular Diseases
A new survey shows that many younger European cardiologists are missing opportunities to screen for peripheral arterial diseases.European Heart Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Are Biologics Efficacious in Atopic Dermatitis? Are Biologics Efficacious in Atopic Dermatitis?
This study evaluated currently available biologic therapies for their safety and efficacy in the treatment of this chronic skin disorder.American Journal of Clinical Dermatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Impedance Cardiography for Monitoring During C-Section Impedance Cardiography for Monitoring During C-Section
This study assessed the utility of impedence cardiograpy as a noninvasive tool to continuously monitor hemodynamics during cesarean section.BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

BMI Trajectories in Young Adults Predict NAFLD in Middle Age BMI Trajectories in Young Adults Predict NAFLD in Middle Age
Might strategies for weight maintenance through young adulthood be more successful at preventing NAFLD than weight loss later in life?Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

The Community Pharmacist's Knowledge of Celiac Disease The Community Pharmacist's Knowledge of Celiac Disease
Are community pharmacists sufficiently educated about celiac disease? Where might additional training be needed?American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacist Journal Article Source Type: news

Detection of the Murmur of Advanced Aortic Stenosis Detection of the Murmur of Advanced Aortic Stenosis
How proficient are physicians at detecting aortic stenosis via ascultation? What role does patient characteristics and clinical context play in their success?Southern Medical Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Ixekizumab Treatment for Psoriasis Ixekizumab Treatment for Psoriasis
This study presents a comprehensive overview of the efficacy of ixekizumab therapy for moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis, based on two ixekizumab dosing regimens from pivotal phase III studies.The British Journal of Dermatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Perspective on the Clinical Meaningfulness of IBD Trials Perspective on the Clinical Meaningfulness of IBD Trials
A new survey provides insight into the views of physicians regarding the clinical relevance of the results of IBD trials.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

More people sickened after eating romaine lettuce tainted by E. coli
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 31 more people have fallen ill after eating romaine lettuce contaminated with E. coli. An investigation is underway to determine the source of the vegetable, but officials say it likely came from the Yuma, Arizona, region. CBS News' Nikki Battiste reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson wins appeal to overturn $151 million hip implant verdict
(Reuters) - Johnson& Johnson on Wednesday secured a favorable U.S. appellate court ruling, overturning a verdict that had awarded $151 million to five people who blamed injuries they suffered on the company's Pinnacle hip implant devices. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

More people sick after eating tainted romaine lettuce, CDC says
Health officials say romaine lettuce in stores and restaurants now is likely from California and not Yuma, Arizona, where the tainted lettuce originated (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can we trust BMI to measure obesity?
Our fat calculator has thrown up a range of questions from people on body mass index. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mortality May Be Lower When Older Surgeons Treat Patients Mortality May Be Lower When Older Surgeons Treat Patients
According to a recent study, death rates are slightly lower among emergency surgery patients treated by older surgeons than among those treated by younger surgeons.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Income, education tied to physical function in old age
(Reuters Health) - People with lower socioeconomic status may have fewer years of good physical functioning in old age than their more affluent, educated counterparts, a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Primary school mental health counselling may help economy, study says
Research estimates that every £1 spent on one-to-one counselling could earn a societal return of £6.20. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

African female bikers raising health awareness in Nigeria
Taking women's health awareness across Nigeria, on a motorbike. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia risk linked to some medicines
Up to two million people in England take anticholinergics, for depression and Parkinson's disease. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS needs '£50bn extra by 2030'
Top surgeon and ex-minister makes prediction as government considers long-term funding plan. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ambien should not be handed out ‘ like candy, ’ experts say of Ronny L. Jackson ’ s alleged practices
"You could get hurt. You could be disruptive, especially if you're using it with alcohol," one doctor said.Related:Dangerous outbreak of E. coli illness from romaine lettuce expands, with 19 states affectedShe read about a 4-year-old’s mysterious death. A year later, it saved her own daughter’s life.FDA cracks down on sales of Juul, other e-cigarettes to youths (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eat your breakfast to prevent future weight gain, decrease chances of becoming obese
Skipping breakfast is a predictor of future weight gain and increases your chances of becoming obese, according to a new study. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Thousands of pre-NHS healthcare photographs discovered
The images, which were taken before the NHS was founded in 1948, are discovered in an archive. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HPV: Would you know if you had the virus?
What is the human papillomavirus and how do you know if you have it? (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dumfries Infirmary renal cancer diagnosis delay apology ordered
A complaint is upheld about the time it took to provide a man with treatment at Dumfries Infirmary. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors' warning over pressures on children's wards
Paediatricians say doctors are facing too much pressure and key standards are not being met. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CV Safety of Celecoxib Similar to Naproxen, Ibuprofen: FDA Panels Say CV Safety of Celecoxib Similar to Naproxen, Ibuprofen: FDA Panels Say
Two FDA panels jointly voted by a large margin that the cardiovascular safety of celecoxib is comparable to naproxen and ibuprofen.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

As E. coli outbreak grows, CDC raises concern over hospitalization rate
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 31 additional cases of E. coli illness Wednesday in the ongoing outbreak linked to romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona, growing region. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Certain common medications tied to 30% higher dementia risk, study finds
Many older adults know that long-term use of certain medications can negatively affect cognition and increase one's risk of dementia. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This is why you are more likely to survive operations done by surgeons aged 60 or over
PATIENTS who undergo emergency treatment at the hands of surgeons aged 60 or older are more likely to survive, according to research today. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

70% of NICU moms suffer postpartum depression
Postpartum depression affects the as many as 70 percent of new mothers whose babies spend their first days in intensive care, but the women's needs often go ignored as staff tend to their newborns. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DNA Analysis Of Ancient Excrement Reveals The Diets Of Centuries Past
Researchers are exhuming ancient dung from toilets of yore to reconstruct snapshots of food and lifestyle in bygone centuries. The parasites that show up in privies reveal a lot about what people ate.(Image credit: The Pierpont Morgan Library) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Angus Chen Source Type: news

One dead, two hospitalized by Legionnaire ’s cluster in the Bronx 
All three cases of the severe lung infection that spreads through inhaling contaminated water vapor have been linked back to three connected buildings in the Bronx neighborhood of New York City. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to stay safe from ticks and the diseases they carry
Expert tips on how to protect yourself and your loved ones – including pets – from tick bites during this time of year (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

British toddler Alfie Evans not allowed to leave, court says
The fate of 23-month-old Alfie Evans will be decided Wednesday by judges at the UK Court of Appeal where his parents are appealing a ruling made by the High Court on Tuesday to prevent the child from leaving the country for medical treatment. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Lifesaving Pump for Cancer Patients Is Being Phased Out
A small, implantable device made by a Johnson& Johnson subsidiary has been discontinued, with no replacement in sight. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DENISE GRADY and SHEILA KAPLAN Tags: Colon and Colorectal Cancer Medical Devices Chemotherapy Tumors Food and Drug Administration Johnson & Medtronic Inc Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Source Type: news

Soaking In Hot Tub Could Be Beneficial For Women Suffering From PCOS
BOSTON (CBS) – Researchers from the University of Oregon studied six women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and found that when they soaked in a hot tub for one hour three to four times a week they experienced a variety of health benefits. After two months, the women had reduced resistance to insulin, lower blood pressure and heart rate and some even had more regular menstrual cycles and clearer skin. PCOS affects about 10% of women of reproductive age. It causes multiple cysts to form on the ovaries and also increases a woman’s risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, and infertility. The researchers say the hot...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Watch Listen Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Doctors Urge Women To Get Checked In ‘ Fourth Trimester ’ Of Pregnancy
BOSTON (CBS) – Pregnancies are usually divided into three trimesters, but experts say don’t forget the “fourth trimester” or the three months after a woman gives birth. Health issues that affect women during pregnancy don’t always end after the baby is born and new ones often develop, like fatigue, pain, sleep disorders, breastfeeding problems, and stress. Now the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says all women should have contact with a provider either by phone or in person within three weeks of giving birth and should have a comprehensive visit no later than 12 weeks post...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Watch Listen Dr. Mallika Marshall Pregnancy Source Type: news

Number of pre-teen moms in the US at a record low, CDC says
A new report shows that the number declined by 67 percent over eight years. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Heavy Drinking Could Increase ‘ Bad ’ Bacteria In Mouth, Study Finds
CBS Local – People who drink more than the recommended daily limit of alcohol may harbor an unhealthy mix of bacteria in their mouths, a new study suggests. Researchers found that compared with nondrinkers, those who drank heavily had fewer “good” bacteria in their mouths. They were also hosting more “bad” bacteria — including bugs that have been linked to gum disease, heart disease, and cancer. The study is one of the latest to look at what factors influence the human “microbiome” – the trillions of bacteria and other microbes that naturally dwell in the...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Drinking Gum Disease Local TV Microbiome talkers Source Type: news

Fetal Immune System May Trigger Premature Birth
A new study suggests some preterm births occur because the fetus rejects the mother, after its immune system is triggered too early and senses maternal cells as foreign invaders. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boy overcomes autism to build Titanic replica
Despite "titanic" challenges, the teen built a record-breaking replica; now, he's building a better world (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WATCH: Dr. Whitney Bowe on how we should redefine 'clean' skin
Bowe joined "The View" to discuss best habits for maintaining healthy and clean skin. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: theview Source Type: news

Global Health: Infant Deaths Fall Sharply in Africa With Routine Antibiotics
Providing one dose every six months saved one in four babies, researchers reported. Now the W.H.O. will consider recommending routine use. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Antibiotics Infant Mortality Trachoma Bacteria Third World and Developing Countries New England Journal of Medicine World Health Organization Carter Center Gates, Bill and Melinda, Foundation Pfizer Inc Niger Malawi Tanzania Azit Source Type: news

FDA: Lamotrigine Tied to Rare, Serious Immune System Reaction FDA: Lamotrigine Tied to Rare, Serious Immune System Reaction
The FDA will add a warning about the risk for hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis to the prescribing information on lamotrigine drug labels.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

Exercise leads to generation of new heart cells in study with mice
Researchers have figured out why exercise is good for the heart, at least in mice: It helps the organ generate more new heart muscle cells. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DWTS' Victoria Arlen on spending 4 years trapped in her own body
On Wednesday the Paralympic gold-medalist from Exeter, New Hampshire spoke about the illness that left her completely aware but unable to assure her family she was still there. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Adrenal support' supplements may contain unsafe ingredients
(Reuters Health) - Many "adrenal support" supplements sold online as energy boosters may contain thyroid hormones and steroids that aren't listed on the labels and can cause dangerous side effects, a study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news