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McCain completes round of radiation, chemo for brain cancer
The daughter of U.S. Sen. John McCain of Arizona says the 80-year-old lawmaker has completed the first round of radiation and chemotherapy as he battles an aggressive form of brain cancer (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Medication errors: Cut your risk with these tips
(Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - August 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nationwide Recalls From Two Compounding Pharmacies Nationwide Recalls From Two Compounding Pharmacies
The products in question, made by Bella Pharmaceuticals and Vital Rx, were recalled voluntarily after the FDA identified manufacturing problems in recent inspections.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Alert Source Type: news

Correction: Abortion-Oregon story
(Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Stressed women more likely to miscarry UCL study claims
The study, conducted at University College London and Zhejang University in China, provides strong evidence that stress in a woman's early adulthood could have serious consequences later in life. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mom who gave birth in US and UK compares healthcare
Being pregnant and giving birth in both the US and the UK were hugely contrasting experiences. Both were simultaneously wonderful and hellish, but for very different reasons, Katherine Bebo explains. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can a blood test detect cancer earlier?
Researchers move "a step forward," assessing DNA fragments for a range of tumors (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical experiments on Caribbean slave plantations
Londa Schiebinger, a science history professor at Stanford University, sheds light on how slave owners tested dangerous medical experiments on people in her new book Secret Cures Of Slaves. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Artificial womb used to incubate a lamb for second time
Researchers from the University of Western Australia tested a second artificial womb on fetal lambs. They were able to keep the lambs in there for one week and say the animals were born healthy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hidden stories of medical experiments on slave plantations
Londa Schiebinger, a science history professor at Stanford University, sheds light on how slave owners tested dangerous medical experiments on people in her new book Secret Cures Of Slaves. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bayer, J & J win third U.S. trial over Xarelto bleeding risk
(Reuters) - A federal jury has cleared Bayer AG and Johnson& Johnson of liability in the third case to go to trial out of thousands of lawsuits claiming the drugmakers' blood thinner Xarelto led to severe internal bleeding. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Stressed women are more likely to miscarry, study claims
The study, conducted at University College London and Zhejang University in China, provides strong evidence that stress in a woman's early adulthood could have serious consequences later in life. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother who gave birth in the US and UK compares the two
Being pregnant and giving birth in both the US and the UK were hugely contrasting experiences. Both were simultaneously wonderful and hellish, but for very different reasons, Katherine Bebo explains. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Surge of Kidney Failure Deaths Blamed on Heat Exposure Surge of Kidney Failure Deaths Blamed on Heat Exposure
An estimated 50,000 people without any of the usual risk factors for chronic kidney disease, such as hypertension and diabetes, have died in global hot spots.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Be Smart: A Partial Eclipse Can Fry Your Naked Eyes
And telescopes and binoculars only amplify the risk to your eyes from looking at the sun, doctors say. So, even if you're not in the "path of totality," take precautions if you plan to watch.(Image credit: Tim Graham/Getty Images/Haakon Mosvold Larsen/AFP/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nell Greenfieldboyce Source Type: news

Proposed Mechanism for Kidney Disease of Unknown Etiology Proposed Mechanism for Kidney Disease of Unknown Etiology
This report includes an illustrated algorithm of the proposed mechanism of disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Kidney Failure Deaths Move Filmmaker to Raise Research Funds Kidney Failure Deaths Move Filmmaker to Raise Research Funds
When a filmmaker shooting in Nicaragua learned that people are dying of kidney disease of unknown etiology, he was so inspired that he now works with physicians and studies epidemiology.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Spouse hostility may worsen chronic low back pain
(Reuters Health) - People with chronic low back pain may feel it even more sharply if their spouses are critical and unsupportive of their condition, according to a recent study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

CMS to Reduce Audit Burden on Physicians CMS to Reduce Audit Burden on Physicians
New program aims to'review and educate'only certain providers who have billed Medicare for particular services; fewer claims will be audited.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Eating disorders linked to history of theft
(Reuters Health) - Women with anorexia nervosa or bulimia are up to four times more likely to be convicted of theft - often petty thefts like shoplifting - compared to peers without eating disorders, according to results from a large Swedish study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Peanut Allergy Pill Works Four Years Later
(Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Skeletons say arthritis isn't about aging - it's about activity
A new study of old skeletons suggests that the recent increase in arthritis is about lifestyle, not aging or obesity. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radio/Quirks & Quarks Source Type: news

White nationalists see a new enemy in pursuit of 'racial purity': Science
A recent study found that white nationalists use genetic tests to prove their "whiteness," but when they get unfavored results, they find ways to reinterpret or dismiss the science completely. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Hypertension in pregnancy may affect long-term heart health
Researchers have found that women who have hypertension during pregnancy have an increased risk of heart disease and hypertension later in life. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thromboembolism Risk Doubled in Cancer Patients Thromboembolism Risk Doubled in Cancer Patients
Cancer patients are twice as likely as other patients to have an arterial thromboembolic event in the 6 months after diagnosis, although the increased risk disappears at 1 year, say US researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Insys agrees to pay $4.45 million to resolve Illinois opioid lawsuit
BOSTON (Reuters) - Insys Therapeutics Inc has agreed to pay $4.45 million to resolve a lawsuit by Illinois' attorney general claiming it deceptively marketed an addictive fentanyl-based cancer pain drug for off-label uses. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Cocktail Confusion: Is Drinking Healthy or Risky?
This article looks at the latest research studies on the health benefits of alcohol. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Human Case of Jamestown Canyon Virus (JCV) in New Hampshire Human Case of Jamestown Canyon Virus (JCV) in New Hampshire
State Health Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: None News Source Type: news

Preemies Do Better Now Than Years Ago, but Still at Risk Preemies Do Better Now Than Years Ago, but Still at Risk
Children born very prematurely today are more likely than those born years ago to survive without a serious disability, but they're still at risk for developmental delays, according to a new study from France.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Switching From Bisphosphonates to Teriparatide May Improve BMD in Women With RA Switching From Bisphosphonates to Teriparatide May Improve BMD in Women With RA
Switching women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) from oral bisphosphonates to teriparatide increases bone mineral density (BMD) and trabecular bone score, according to a new report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Couples-focused Apnea Therapy May Improve Sleep, CPAP Use Couples-focused Apnea Therapy May Improve Sleep, CPAP Use
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

ED-initiated Buprenorphine Cost-effective for Opioid Dependence ED-initiated Buprenorphine Cost-effective for Opioid Dependence
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

U.S. House Democrats Launch Probe Into MS Drug Pricing U.S. House Democrats Launch Probe Into MS Drug Pricing
U.S. House Democrats said on Thursday they were launching an investigation into why prices for multiple sclerosis (MS) treatments have nearly quadrupled since 2004, and they sent letters requesting information from seven drugmakers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Errors Found in Study Claiming Physicians Underestimate Women's Heart Risks Errors Found in Study Claiming Physicians Underestimate Women's Heart Risks
The Journal of the American College of Cardiology and a 15-member team of researchers have acknowledged that they were wrong to claim in a June report that only 22% of primary care doctors and 42% of heart doctors feel well prepared to assess a woman's heart disease risk.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Country-specific Antibiotic Resistance Strategies Advocated for H. Pylori in Asia-Pacific Country-specific Antibiotic Resistance Strategies Advocated for H. Pylori in Asia-Pacific
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Many Who Groom Pubic Hair End up With Minor Injuries Many Who Groom Pubic Hair End up With Minor Injuries
Most adults in the United States groom their pubic hair, and a significant percentage of them end up with cuts and infections as a result, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Arsenic Trioxide Consolidation Allows Anthracycline Dose Reduction in Young Leukemia Patients Arsenic Trioxide Consolidation Allows Anthracycline Dose Reduction in Young Leukemia Patients
Arsenic trioxide consolidation allows for use of lower anthracycline doses while preserving excellent survival outcomes in young patients with acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL), according to results from the Children's Oncology Group AAML0631 trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Common Chemicals in Cosmetics, Soaps Tied to Poor Semen Quality Common Chemicals in Cosmetics, Soaps Tied to Poor Semen Quality
Men who have been exposed to common chemicals known as parabens have lower testosterone levels and more sperm that are abnormally shaped and slow moving, according to a study that suggests these ingredients may contribute to infertility.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Laser Treatment May Diminish Erectile Function in Men With BPH Laser Treatment May Diminish Erectile Function in Men With BPH
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Study: Half of parents against later school start times
A new study by the University of Michigan finds that parents are divided in support of delays to school start times that would allow teens to get more sleep. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chronic illness increases likelihood of attempting suicide
Experts at the University of Waterloo found young people with chronic illnesses 363 percent more likely to attempt suicide. Suicide is the second leading cause of death in young people. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smokers more likely to quit when cigarette prices increase
Drexel University researchers have found that smokers are 20 percent more likely to quit smoking when the price of cigarettes is increased by just $1. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here Are the Best Last-Minute Spots to Watch the Solar Eclipse
It’s not too late to book a trip to watch the first total solar eclipse in the U.S. since 1979. Several spots along the eclipse’s “path of totality,” where the moon will completely obscure the sun, still offer hotels or camping sites for those making last-minute plans. Lucky residents in the path of totality, which runs from Oregon to South Carolina, can look forward to seeing the complete show. For everyone else, the following solar eclipse map highlights places with free festivals, eclipse glasses, and low-cost options for lodging and parking. And if you can’t make the trip, use this tool to...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: David Johnson and Jennifer Calfas Tags: Uncategorized eclipse interactive studio onetime solar eclipse space 2017 Source Type: news

UN completes first round of Syria polio vaccination campaign
UNICEF completes first round of vaccination campaign following polio outbreak in eastern Syrian provinces (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Insys agrees to pay $4.5 million to resolve Illinois opioid lawsuit
(Reuters) - Insys Therapeutics Inc has agreed to pay $4.5 million to resolve a lawsuit by Illinois' attorney general claiming it deceptively marketed a highly addictive fentanyl-based cancer pain drug for off-label uses. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Dementia prevention: Four ways to DELAY onset of Alzheimer's disease
DEMENTIA has no cure, but it is possible to slow the onset of symptoms of the most common type of the debilitating condition - Alzheimer's disease - through diet and taking up certain hobbies. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Human Case of Jamestown Canyon Virus (JVC) in New Hampshire Human Case of Jamestown Canyon Virus (JVC) in New Hampshire
State Health Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: None News Source Type: news

Stephen Hawking: I'm worried about the future of the NHS
Cambridge professor criticises health secretary and warns about role of private sector in the NHS. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fentanyl death rates have gone up 600 percent in US cities
The rate of deaths related to fentanyl overdoses in US cities increased 600 percent from 2014 to 2016, according to a new analysis. The problem is particularly bad in East Coast cities. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

12 most popular plans used for weight loss
The 5:2 diet is the best known of the fasts and was made famous by Dr Michael Mosley. An increase in fat loss was demonstrated in a 2011 Manchester University study. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news