Girls' Online Sex Experience May Spur Risk Offline
In addition, girls who had been mistreated prior to the study were more likely to experience physical violence and HIV risk. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Behavioral disorders in kids with autism linked to lower brain connectivity
Researchers have found reduced connectivity between the amygdala and ventrolateral prefrontal cortex in children with autism who exhibit disruptive behavior. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 18, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Best supplements for high cholesterol: Lower cholesterol levels with five super foods
BEST SUPPLEMENTS for high cholesterol: High cholesterol can be dangerous, but luckily it can be lowered by making certain dietary changes. Including these five foods or supplements in your diet can help to lower cholesterol levels. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Genetic Crosstalk in Cancer Therapy-Induced Cardiomyopathy Genetic Crosstalk in Cancer Therapy-Induced Cardiomyopathy
A genetic study links cancer-therapy-induced and dilated cardiomyopathies and signals how identification of genetic risk factors may help change management of those at risk.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Investigation of illegal painkillers targets 30 in Tennessee
Federal authorities have charged more than 30 medical professionals in Tennessee with illegally prescribing and distributing millions of prescription painkillers, many of which contained opioids (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

8-month-old girl caught measles before she could get her MMR shot
Shira Goldschmidt, eight months, from Israel, contracted measles in December 2018 and suffered complications that left her hospitalized after she was infected by anti-vaxxers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gene therapy may be cure for "bubble boy disease"
Eight babies with "bubble boy disease" have had it fixed by a gene therapy made from one of the immune system's worst enemies (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Washington state Senate passes vaccine bill in rebuke to anti-vaxxers
The bill, a response to the worst measles outbreak in two decades, would make it harder for parents to opt their children out of shots. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Source Type: news

This Genetic Mutation Makes People Feel Full — All the Time
Two new studies confirm that weight control is often the result of genetics, not willpower. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GINA KOLATA Tags: Genetics and Heredity Obesity Weight DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) Cambridge University Kaplan, Lee M Kathiresan, Sekar Great Britain Cell (Journal) Farooqi, Sadaf Wareham, Nick your-feed-science Source Type: news

Mumps outbreak at Indiana University reaches 16
Sixteen students at Indiana University have contracted the mumps, according to reports. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

IBM Watson cuts back on drug discovery, Redox's $33M Series C and more digital health news briefs
Also: Sensor system monitors Parkinson's medication fluctions; Babylon Health ramps up North America hires. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 18, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

A Flight Attendant Is Reportedly In a ‘Deep Coma’ After Contracting Measles
A flight attendant has reportedly fallen into a “deep coma” after contracting measles, according to health authorities. The 43-year-old female El Al Airlines flight attendant was admitted to a hospital after coming down with a fever on March 31, CBS News reports. Her condition has worsened since then, and she now has encephalitis, or brain inflammation, and is breathing with the assistance of a respirator at Israel’s Meir Medical Center, according to CNN. Israeli health officials said the woman may have been infected with measles in New York, Israel or a flight between the two locations, both of which are...
Source: TIME: Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Infectious Disease Source Type: news

US awards $350M in research funds to fight opioid epidemic
U.S. health officials award $350 million to states struggling with opioid epidemic with goal of cutting overdose deaths by 40% (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Texas baby born without skin in critical condition
Doctors have tentatively diagnosed him with a rare genetic disorder (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

At-home brain stimulation device could treat depression - but experts warn it could do damage
Rates of depression and suicide are far higher in the rural US than in urban areas. Researchers at the University of New South Wales gave at-home brain stim to rural patients - but experts warn of dangers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doping-Targeted Tests Having an Impact in E-Sports, Says Verroken Doping-Targeted Tests Having an Impact in E-Sports, Says Verroken
Targeted testing of e-sports competitors is leading to a rethink about drug cheating in online gaming and which stimulants are more widespread, according to anti-doping expert Michele Verroken.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Flight attendant in coma after contracting measles
The 43-year-old woman, who was seemingly healthy before getting measles, has now been in a coma for 10 days (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

France to Ban Titanium Dioxide Whitener in Food From 2020 France to Ban Titanium Dioxide Whitener in Food From 2020
France will ban the use of titanium dioxide as a food additive from 2020 after the country's health and safety agency said there was not enough evidence to guarantee the safety of the substance.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Can Botox and Cosmetic Surgery Chill Our Relationships With Others?
Experts say mirroring another person ’ s facial expressions is essential not only for recognizing emotion, but also for feeling it. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KATE MURPHY Tags: Face Emotions Love (Emotion) Botox (Drug) Plastic Surgery Source Type: news

MR Enterography Best Identifies Fibrotic Vs Inflammatory Strictures in Crohn's Disease MR Enterography Best Identifies Fibrotic Vs Inflammatory Strictures in Crohn's Disease
Conventional imaging techniques accurately detect strictures in patients with Crohn's disease, but magnetic resonance enterography (MRE) best differentiates fibrotic from inflammatory components, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Treatment Switch for Hep B Patients With Renal, Bone Risk Treatment Switch for Hep B Patients With Renal, Bone Risk
A change to a different form of tenofovir might lower the risk for adverse bone and renal effects, new research shows, but concerns about other risks are emerging.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

McConnell proposes national minimum age of 21 for tobacco
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he plans to introduce legislation to raise the minimum age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21 nationally (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Many young cancer patients regret initial treatment decisions
(Reuters Health) - Most teens and young adults with cancer want a voice in how their tumors are treated, but almost one in four express regret about the initial treatment decisions made, a small study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Babies could be given an 'obesity risk score' at BIRTH, study suggests
Scientists at the Broad Institute and Harvard University created a $50 genetic test that can give babies an obesity risk score from the time they are born, predicting weight gain by age three. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Listeria Outbreak Linked to Deli Meats in 4 States
The illnesses in the outbreak, which first began more than two years ago, have been reported in Michigan, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MRI Identifies Rectal-Cancer Patients Suitable for Primary Surgery MRI Identifies Rectal-Cancer Patients Suitable for Primary Surgery
MRI criteria can be used to identify"good prognosis" rectal-cancer patients for primary surgery (without chemoradiotherapy first), according to results from the QuickSilver clinical trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Could this gene explain the male infertility crisis? Scientists find DNA errors that hamper sperm
The gene, XRCC1, is crucial for sperm development, to ensure a high sperm count, swift motility, normal shape, and solid concentration. Chinese scientists show it is lacking in infertile mice. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tiny Earthquakes Happen Every Few Minutes In Southern California, Study Finds
A new catalog of Southern California earthquakes is 10 times larger than its predecessor list. The details of frequent, small quakes help scientists study what triggers large, destructive ones.(Image credit: Rich Pedroncelli/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rebecca Hersher Source Type: news

Multiple Hep B Targets in Development for New Treatments Multiple Hep B Targets in Development for New Treatments
Hepatitis B is a complex,'clever'virus so several simultaneous approaches might be needed to eliminate it, experts say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

New patch may slow muscle damage after heart attack
A patch, designed by researchers to reduce damage after a heart attack, helped stop left ventricle heart muscle stretching in an experiment with rats, researchers report. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Buyer Beware When Purchasing Medical Test Strips
Pre-owned test strips or test strips not authorized for sale in the United States may be sold online through Amazon, eBay and Craigslist, or directly from the seller, according to the FDA. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Even 'Weekend Warriors' Get a Boost To Life Span
The researchers classified them as "weekend warriors" if they exercised only one or two days a week, or as regularly active folks who spread their exercise out over the week. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why a Knee Replacement Can Go Bad
Knee replacement is a common procedure most often used to treat pain and disability caused by osteoarthritis. Deep infection is a rare but serious complication that occurs in about 1% of knee replacement patients. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Michigan woman contracts rare parasitic eye infection from contact lenses
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT Traci Lawson, 50, from Lansing, Michigan, was diagnosed with Acanthamoeba keratitis, a parasitic infection from poor contact lens hygeine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kate Ford health: Six symptoms linked to Coronation Street star’s ‘painful’ condition
KATE FORD is best known for playing the character Tracy Barlow on ITV soap opera Coronation Street - a role she has played since 2002. What some fans may not know is the actress has had an ongoing battle with a certain health condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the nutritional benefits of peanuts?
Peanuts are a high-protein, nutrient-rich snack. Raw peanuts and peanut butter are especially good for a person's health. In this article, we look at the nutritional profile and benefits of peanuts. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Deadly fungus is a problem but don't freak out just yet
"This bug, this germ, raises the stakes in the issue of drug-resistant infections," says a reporter who uncovered the scope of the problem (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Washington set to be 1st state with long-term care benefit
Washington is poised to become the first state to establish a program creating a benefit to help offset long-term care (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Here ’ s Soylent ’ s New Product. It ’ s Food.
The Silicon Valley food-drink of choice is now a ‘ complete nutrition platform. ’ The beverage plot thickens. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JONAH ENGEL BROMWICH and JOHN HERRMAN Tags: Food Computers and the Internet Innovation Car Services and Livery Cabs your-feed-selfcare Source Type: news

Two British people DIE after receiving yellow fever vaccines
The UK's Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency said two people died of viscerotropic disease after having the vaccine to protect against mosquito-borne yellow fever. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Gene Therapy Breakthrough Could Offer a Treatment for the Rare and Deadly ‘Bubble Boy’ Disease
Researchers used an experimental gene therapy to develop a possible treatment for a rare and deadly immune disorder known as “bubble boy” disease, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced Wednesday. Because of a gene mutation, babies who are born with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency (X-SCID) do not develop immune cells properly, leaving them highly susceptible to infections. The condition, which strikes up to one in 50,000 newborns, primarily affects boys and requires extreme measures to prevent infection. In one famous case, a boy with SCID, David Vetter, lived in a sterile plastic “bu...
Source: TIME: Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Research Source Type: news

Cambodia reports an outbreak of H5N6 bird flu: OIE
Cambodia has reported an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N6 bird flu virus among poultry, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Thursday, citing a report from Cambodia's agriculture ministry. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Mitch McConnell Wants to Raise Tobacco Purchasing Age From 18 to 21, Including for Vaping Devices
(Bloomberg) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he wants Congress to raise the minimum age for tobacco products, including vaping devices, to 21 from 18 nationwide, seeking to curb teenage use the U.S. Surgeon General described as an “epidemic.” Speaking at event Thursday in his home state of Kentucky, the second biggest tobacco producer after North Carolina, the Republican leader said he plans to introduce legislation in May and expects it will get bipartisan support in the Senate. McConnell said he is motivated partly by the growing popularity of vaping products among young people, which stud...
Source: TIME: Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laura Litvan / Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized Bloomberg onetime tobacco Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Breast cancer: Reducing this amino acid could make drugs more effective
New research in cell cultures and mice reveals a surprising link between the essential amino acid leucine and resistance to tamoxifen in breast cancer. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: news

Man settles with rafting center over daughter's amoeba death
The father of an Ohio woman who died after being exposed to a rare brain-eating amoeba at a North Carolina rafting center has settled a wrongful-death complaint (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Why your years-old measles vaccine is still valid
Eyal Amiel, assistant professor of biomedicine and health sciences at the University of Vermont, researches how our bodies respond to vaccines to generate protective immunity. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New York City defends measles vaccination order in court
New York City's Department of Health defended its mandatory measles vaccination order in a state court on Thursday after a group of anonymous Brooklyn parents sued, arguing that the order was unconstitutional. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

This baby got measles because of anti-vaxers
Fainy Sukenik believes in vaccines, and her four children are up to date on all their shots. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Watch the birdie: Badminton players at risk for eye injuries
(Reuters Health) - Badminton players may be at high risk for serious eye injuries, many of which can bring on permanent vision problems or blindness, according to a study of wounds treated at a Beijing hospital. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Project Runway judge Nina Garcia opens up about her preventative double mastectomy
Garcia told GMA she felt compelled to share her story, particularly as a woman in the preened fashion world, because it's 'very important to stand up and be like, "You know what? We are not perfect."' (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news