China lifts African swine fever restrictions in three cities in Anhui
China's agriculture ministry said on Friday it would lift African swine fever related restrictions on areas in the cities of Chuzhou, Wuhu and Xuancheng in Anhui province (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Smartphone ECG Can Spot AF in Acute Stroke, Add to Holter Data Smartphone ECG Can Spot AF in Acute Stroke, Add to Holter Data
However, using a smartphone for electrocardiography in hospitalized stroke patients'is only one of several methods, and it's probably not going to be a gold standard,'but rather an add-on, says an expert.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Bloating: Four probiotic-enriched foods to eat to help reduce a bloated stomach
BLOATING is a common problem many people experience after eating as the body reacts to different foods. While some foods promote bloating others have been found to reduce it, like probiotics. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women are more faithful than men, and other myths on female infidelity
(Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ten vegan-friendly versions of tailgate classics
(Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes news: New device painlessly replaces the finger prick
THE FreeStyle Libre is a revolutionary device that allows diabetes sufferers to check their blood sugar levels painlessly. It monitors glucose levels through a needle-like sensor in a patch roughly the size of a £2 coin, which is worn on the upper arm. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors are told to 'talk to terminally ill patients about death'
The Royal College of Physicians, a British union with 35,000 members, said confidence is one of the main barriers, with many feeling uncomfortable about initiating such conversations. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ask Well: Are Some People More Sensitive to Drug Side Effects?
Differences in the way your body metabolizes drugs might render you prone to side effects. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RICHARD KLASCO, M.D. Tags: Genetics and Heredity Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Source Type: news

Prostate cancer symptoms: How to test for signs of the life-threatening disease
PROSTATE cancer symptoms can go undetected in the early stages, but when signs do begin to appear what can you do to test if you have the disease? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pioneering implant that can revitalise failing hearts  
A nerve-stimulating implant is to be offered to British patients with debilitating heart failure, giving hope to thousands for whom standard treatments offer no relief. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China has culled 200,000 pigs due to African swine fever outbreaks: animal health official
China has culled 200,000 pigs following 41 African swine fever outbreaks in the country, a Chinese animal health official said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

High blood pressure: Avoid having these foods for breakfast to help lower your reading
HIGH blood pressure can lead to serious complications if left untreated. So to control your reading and to prevent the condition from developing in the first place it ’s important to eat a healthy, balanced diet. For the first meal of the day, breakfast, what foods should you be avoiding? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Last year's flu vaccine wasn't very effective. This year's looks more promising
Last year's flu vaccine wasn't very effective. Here's what you need to know about this year's - and what kind of flu season 2018-19 is shaping up to be. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes symptoms: Taking a daytime nap for this long could indicate the condition
TYPE 2 DIABETES symptoms are hard to spot because they don ’t necessarily cause you to feel unwell. But being familiar with signs of the condition can help you dodge serious health complications. One indicator is daytime napping for a certain amount of time. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How a 150-year old drug might help battle cancer
The potency of cancer treatments is often reduced by a lack of oxygen in and around the tumor. Researchers have found an existing drug that might help. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How do dogs process words? Brain study investigates
Dogs may have 'a neural representation for the meaning of words they have been taught,' finds a new study, which placed dogs inside a brain scanner. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis?
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an inflammatory disease that affects the joints and also produces symptoms throughout the body. Find out more about how to recognize RA. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatoid Arthritis Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to find private health insurance
Health insurance can be costly, and insurers are firm about applying their often rigid policies. There are many factors in choosing cover for you and your family that can alter both the price and the treatments available in the plan, as well as the way the plan works. Read on for help in choosing a plan. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Insurance / Medical Insurance Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is health insurance?
Good health insurance coverage can mean that a company covers expensive medical treatments. However, with such a range of types of coverage, as well as the complicated nature of the insurance industry, knowing how to select an insurance provider may save a life further down the line. Read on for a guide on insurance. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Insurance / Medical Insurance Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is rheumatoid arthritis?
Rheumatoid arthritis is a lifelong condition that causes pain, swelling, and inflammation in two or more joints. It can also affect the heart, lungs, and other parts of the body. It can lead to joint damage and difficulty functioning in daily life. Treatment can help manage the symptoms. Find out more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatoid Arthritis Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are 10 risk factors for rheumatoid arthritis?
The exact causes of rheumatoid arthritis are unclear, but researchers have identified several risk factors. These range from genetic predispositions to gum disease. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatoid Arthritis Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are stem cells, and what do they do?
Stem cells are basic cells that can become almost any type of cell in the body. Human stem cells can come from an embryo or an adult human. They have many possible uses in science and medicine, yet controversy surrounds them. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stem Cell Research Source Type: news

Why is this African village letting mosquitoes in?
The genetically modified insects are part of a project which aims to tackle malaria in Africa. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why is this African town letting mosquitoes in?
The genetically modified insects are part of a project which aims to tackle malaria in Africa. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China says hog prices to rise ahead of Lunar New Year amid swine fever outbreaks
China's hog prices are set to rise ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday in February as outbreaks of African swine fever hit supply, the country's agriculture ministry said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

A 28-Year-Old Man With Wheezing: USMLE Question A 28-Year-Old Man With Wheezing: USMLE Question
A thin 28-year-old man presents with wheezing, airway obstruction, and elevated chloride levels. What complication is he likely to develop?Osmosis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

Hydroxycloroquine Blood Concentration in Lupus Nephritis Hydroxycloroquine Blood Concentration in Lupus Nephritis
Abnormally low hydroxychloroquine blood levels may suggest non-adherence and predict poor outcomes in lupus nephritis.Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Drug Holidays in Treatment for Postmenopausal Osteoporosis Drug Holidays in Treatment for Postmenopausal Osteoporosis
Is it considered safe for women with postmenopausal osteoporosis to take a treatment break? When is the optimal time to resume treatment?Menopause (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Journal Article Source Type: news

The Challenges of Global Neurosurgery in East Africa The Challenges of Global Neurosurgery in East Africa
This article spotlights the Neurosurgery Education and Development Foundation and the work they are doing to provide neurosurgical care and improve neurosurgical education in East Africa.Neurosurgical Focus (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Medical Marijuana Use in a Community Cancer Center Medical Marijuana Use in a Community Cancer Center
About 20% of patients receiving chemotherapy are using marijuana according to a new study. Is use associated with cancer stage?Journal of Oncology Practice (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Promoting Well-Being and Independence in Older Adults Promoting Well-Being and Independence in Older Adults
This report highlights various public health programs and opportunities for promoting health and well-being in older persons and their caregivers.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Enhanced CBT for Patients With Eating Disorders Enhanced CBT for Patients With Eating Disorders
Is CBT-E an effective treatment for adults with an eating disorder? This review examined the latest evidence for its efficacy in bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder and transdiagnostic samples.Current Opinion in Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Journal Article Source Type: news

Blood Pressure Targets for Patients With HTN and CVD Blood Pressure Targets for Patients With HTN and CVD
Do lower BP targets help or hurt patients with HTN and a history of CVD?American Family Physician (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Outcomes With Celecoxib and Aspirin in AI-Treated Patients Outcomes With Celecoxib and Aspirin in AI-Treated Patients
Does short-term celecoxib or low-dose aspirin use decrease risk of breast cancer recurrence?Journal of the National Cancer Institute (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Can this app help China's forgotten cancer sufferers?
(Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China hog price to rise ahead of Spring Festival on African swine fever impact: agriculture ministry
China's hog prices were set to rise ahead of the Spring Festival, another name for the Chinese New Year holiday, because of the impact of African swine fever on supply, the country's agriculture ministry said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Australian watchdog's appeal against Pfizer ruling dismissed by court
Australia's competition watchdog said on Friday the High Court dismissed its special leave application to appeal a court's decision on whether Pfizer Inc's local unit used its market power to limit competition for its cholesterol-lowering drug Lipitor. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Arthritis: Five ways to STOP arthritis pain and symptoms this winter
ARTHRITIS can feel worse during the cold winter months, as flare-ups can be exaggerated, increasing pain and aches around the joints. Follow these five tips to fight arthritis symptoms this winter. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Letting sunlight in really can kill dark-loving bacteria, study shows
The study hopes to influence building design in the future. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Court dismisses Australian watchdog's appeal against Pfizer ruling
Australia's competition watchdog said on Friday the High Court dismissed its special leave application to appeal a court's decision on whether Pfizer Inc's local unit used its market power to limit competition for its cholesterol-lowering drug Lipitor. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Doctors 'need to start early conversation with patients about dying'
They shouldn't shy away when patients want to talk about the end of their lives, a report says. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Children with problems or problem children?
How do we know if children are misbehaving or mentally ill? (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US woman able to REGROW her fingertip after a puma bit it off during a dream Honduras vacation
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT Ja'Niya Walker, 40, from Los Angeles, California, was able to regrow her fingertip after a puma bit it off using platelet-rich plasma technology. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Colorado parents are holding 'chickenpox parties' to infect their kids
The group in Boulder, part of a growing anti-vaxxer movement, believe infecting their kids is safer than getting a varicella zoster vaccine, and they wrongly claim it's advice from the NHS and CDC. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WATCH: New AFM cases surface in MD and PA
Both states are reporting 8 patients being treated for the illness with polio-like symptoms. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: WNT Source Type: news

17 people fall ill with measles in New York after people return from a trip to Israel with the virus
After several people returned from Israel, which is in the throes of a major measles outbreak, six people in Brooklyn and 11 in Rockland County have fallen sick - all in Hasidic Jewish communities (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adult bones healthier when kids participate in organized sports
(Reuters Health) - Young adults who played in organized sports as children and teens have stronger bones than peers who were less active as kids, a new study suggests (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Doctors hope AI colonoscopies could help save lives
Doctors behind the new system say artificial intelligence may detect up to 20 percent more abnormalities than a traditional test (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Panel Backs Prucalopride for Chronic Idiopathic Constipation FDA Panel Backs Prucalopride for Chronic Idiopathic Constipation
An FDA panel unanimously recommended prucalopride oral tablets for the treatment of adults with chronic idiopathic constipation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Heartbreaking obituary has raised $11,000 for drug-free center
The death of a young mother battling drug addiction has struck a chord. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news