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Concern over 'rapid' rise of drink and drug abuse among the over-50s
SOARING numbers of middle-aged drinkers and drug addicts are worrying doctors. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kids who move from nanny to nanny have sleep issues
US researchers analyzed data from an Australian study of more than 3,400 children whose mothers answered surveys when the children were nine months old and again when they were two. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dakota Access Pipeline Owner Sues Greenpeace For 'Criminal Activity'
(Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Colin Dwyer Source Type: news

Oesophageal cancer breakthrough: New way to attack deadly cells revealed
OESOPHAGEAL cancer - or cancer of the gullet - could be treated with a existing drug in a new way, experts have found. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How much sugar is in your soda? Panera's cups will tell you
The restaurant chain will print the sugar content on all its cups by the middle of September, part of its health-focused push (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does a mother's weight determine her child's metabolism?  
Experts warn the study by the University of Bristol underlines how rising obesity rates among teenagers could have devastating implications for the digestive health of future generations. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists Hope To Farm The Biofuel Of The Future In The Pacific Ocean
International research labs are using seaweed to make biofuel, but little progress has been made in the U.S. Now scientists in California are developing a prototype to enable vast open-ocean farming.(Image credit: Courtesy of Maurice Roper/Wrigley Institute) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ari Shapiro Source Type: news

Massive California verdict expands J & J's talc battlefield
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A massive California verdict in a lawsuit alleging Johnson& Johnson's talc-based products cause cancer has opened a new front in the litigation, upending the company's hopes that the cases were only gaining traction in Missouri, legal experts said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Using unproven methods to tackle cancer could be deadly
(Reuters Health) - People who decide to tackle their cancer using only unconventional methods are likely to die sooner than patients who opt for conventional treatments, according to a new study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Changing childcare settings can affect sleep
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - - Inconsistent childcare arrangements can affect toddlers ’ sleep at night, a new study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Intrathecal Therapy May Slow Fatal Niemann-Pick Disease Intrathecal Therapy May Slow Fatal Niemann-Pick Disease
Intrathecal hydroxyproyl-beta-cyclodextrin appears to slow progression of cognitive and speech deficits. Hearing loss was a notable adverse event but was'manageable'in this devastating disease, say investigators.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Modern life is making Americans constipated
A recent survey conducted by the American Gastroenterological Association shows that 16 percent of Americans and one third of people over 60 experience chronic constipation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In Alaska, One Man Fights To Save Oil Fund As Reserves Dry Up
For 40 years, Alaska has been putting its oil money into a giant savings account. But now the oil — and the money — are drying up. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jennifer Pemberton Source Type: news

California's Forests Continue To Die After Years Of Drought
California's record drought is officially over. But trees are still dying across the state because they were so badly weakened by years without water. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Guerin Source Type: news

Life expectancy tied to voting choices in last U.S. presidential election
(Reuters Health) - Voters in counties where life expectancy has stagnated and declined in recent years were more likely to abandon the Democratic Party to help elect U.S. President Donald Trump, a new study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Did You Damage Your Eyes Viewing the Eclipse?
Experts say cases always arise after these events, and here's how to tell if you were affected (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: New Cholesterol Drugs Vastly Overpriced
But drug maker, heart experts question methodology of analysis (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Do Doctors Resist Artificial Intelligence in the Clinic? Why Do Doctors Resist Artificial Intelligence in the Clinic?
Experts discuss how artificial intelligence can support physicians, and how new technologies should be introduced into the clinic.Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

High doses of vitamin B tied to lung cancer risk, study says
Men who took high doses of vitamin B6 and B12 supplements had a higher risk of lung cancer, and the association was highest among current smokers, according to a study published Tuesday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

' Warm' Handoffs Better at End of Rotation, Residents Say'Warm' Handoffs Better at End of Rotation, Residents Say
Residents were willing to conduct face-to-face end-of-rotation handoffs even when they added an hour more to their workload, a survey found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Chris Martin surprises 17-year-old fan with fatal disease
Coldplay singer Chris Martin surprised a fan, Heidi Hernandez - who is in desperate need of a liver transplant - on Saturday. Hernandez said Coldplay's music kept her from being depressed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More children may receive high blood pressure diagnosis with new guidelines
More kids and teens are likely to be diagnosed and treated for high blood pressure with of new guidelines released Monday by the American Academy of Pediatrics. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Maraviroc-containing Regimens Appear Safe for HIV PrEP in Women Maraviroc-containing Regimens Appear Safe for HIV PrEP in Women
Maraviroc-containing regimens appear to be safe and well tolerated, compared with tenofovir-emtricitabine (TDF-FTC), for preventing HIV infection in women, according to results from a phase 2 trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Longer Telomeres Linked to Renal-cell Carcinoma Risk Longer Telomeres Linked to Renal-cell Carcinoma Risk
Genetic variants that predispose individuals to longer telomere length appear to be associated with an increased risk of renal-cell carcinoma (RCC), according to results from a genome-wide association studies (GWAS) database analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

American Surgeons Poorly Prepared for Humanitarian Operations American Surgeons Poorly Prepared for Humanitarian Operations
A Haitian physician taught American-trained vascular surgeon Dr. David Kuwayama how to perform C-sections in a Caribbean clinic, and a Congolese surgeon taught him other basic surgical procedures in an African war zone.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Smokers Hospitalized for Heart Attacks Often Don ’ t Get Cessation Drugs Smokers Hospitalized for Heart Attacks Often Don ’ t Get Cessation Drugs
Few smokers hospitalized for heart attacks and other serious complications of cardiac disease get medication to help them quit smoking, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Electrotherapy, Acupuncture Tied to Less Opioid Use After Knee Arthroscopy Electrotherapy, Acupuncture Tied to Less Opioid Use After Knee Arthroscopy
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

In-depth Assessment Should Precede Systemic Therapy for Atopic Dermatitis: Experts In-depth Assessment Should Precede Systemic Therapy for Atopic Dermatitis: Experts
Patients with severe signs and symptoms of atopic dermatitis should receive in-depth assessment before starting systemic medication, according to a new consensus statement from the International Eczema Council.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

U.S. Study Revives Argument Over Mammogram Screening U.S. Study Revives Argument Over Mammogram Screening
Yearly mammograms starting at age 40 would prevent the most deaths from breast cancer, U.S. researchers reported on Monday in a challenge to more-conservative recommendations that take into account both the harms and the benefits of screening.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Risk of Some Cancers Still High, But Declining, in HIV Risk of Some Cancers Still High, But Declining, in HIV
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Samsung Bioepis Teams Up With Takeda to Develop Original Biotech Drugs Samsung Bioepis Teams Up With Takeda to Develop Original Biotech Drugs
Samsung Bioepis Co Ltd said on Monday it will fund and develop multiple original drugs in partnership with Japan's Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd, expanding its business scope beyond copies of existing biologic drugs.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

AstraZeneca Ups Investment in Messenger RNA Drugs With Ethris Deal AstraZeneca Ups Investment in Messenger RNA Drugs With Ethris Deal
AstraZeneca has stepped up its investment in messenger RNA drugs, a promising approach in genetic therapy, by spending more than 25 million euros ($29 million) on a research alliance with German biotech start-up Ethris.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Britain's Creo Receives Speedy FDA Approval for Its Endoscopic Device Britain's Creo Receives Speedy FDA Approval for Its Endoscopic Device
Britain's Creo Medical Group said its device to remove cancerous lesions in the bowel during an endoscopy had received U.S. approval much quicker than it planned, shaking up a timetable that had been focused on a European launch.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Drugmaker Hikma's U.S. Unit Raises Medicine Prices -Financial Times Drugmaker Hikma's U.S. Unit Raises Medicine Prices -Financial Times
Hikma Pharmaceuticals Plc's U.S. subsidiary has raised the price of a common diarrhea drug by more than 400% and is charging more for five other medicines as well, the Financial Times reported on Sunday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Playing Music Helps Heal Mental Wounds of Torture for Migrants in Italy Playing Music Helps Heal Mental Wounds of Torture for Migrants in Italy
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Pakistan Holds State Funeral for German Nun Who Fought Leprosy Pakistan Holds State Funeral for German Nun Who Fought Leprosy
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

New Novartis Drug Takes Aim At Tough-to-treat Malaria New Novartis Drug Takes Aim At Tough-to-treat Malaria
Novartis is taking aim at drug-resistant malaria – a growing global problem – by launching clinical trials of the first new antimalarial medicine for many years in nine countries across Africa and Asia.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Scientist Hawking Blames UK Government for   Healthservice'Crisis'Scientist Hawking Blames UK Government for   Healthservice'Crisis '
Physicist Stephen Hawking found himself in a war of words with Britain's Conservative government after he said it had caused a crisis in the state-run National Health Service (NHS) and was leading it toward a profit-making U.S.-style system.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Saudi-led Coalition Responsible for'Worst Cholera Outbreak in the World' in Yemen Saudi-led Coalition Responsible for'Worst Cholera Outbreak in the World' in Yemen
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Bayer, Johnson and Johnson Win Third U.S. Trial Over Xarelto Bleeding Risk Bayer, Johnson and Johnson Win Third U.S. Trial Over Xarelto Bleeding Risk
A federal jury has cleared Bayer AG and Johnson and Johnson of liability in the third case to go to trial out of thousands of lawsuits claiming the drugmakers'blood thinner Xarelto (rivaroxaban) led to severe internal bleeding.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Abraham Verghese:'We Are Responsible' for EHR Dysfunction Abraham Verghese:'We Are Responsible' for EHR Dysfunction
Many factors have contributed to physicians'disillusionment with medicine--E&M coding, tsunamis of paperwork--but among these, the EHR stands out as particularly egregious.Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Is Telemedicine the Future of Medicine? Is Telemedicine the Future of Medicine?
Telemedicine is a growing part of routine healthcare, particularly in rural areas, and one that is likely to expand to include remote data transfer, such as imaging, from the patient to the physician.Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Parkinson's sufferers who sing will improve life
Experts from Iowa State University started musical therapy classes for people with Parkinson's disease. Singing helped improve ability to swallow, which is a leading cause of death for people with the disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High school popularity may not lead to happiness, study finds
Teens with close friendships experienced mental benefits short and long term. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Decline of the Physical Exam: Clinical Tragedy or Good Riddance? Decline of the Physical Exam: Clinical Tragedy or Good Riddance?
As technology continues transforming medicine, experts debate the role of the traditional physical exam.Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Conditions creating 'perfect storm' for West Nile outbreak in Ontario, says expert
A team from Brock University is predicting an outbreak of the West Nile virus that could hit more than 300 human cases in the next two weeks. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Windsor Source Type: news

Doctors offer advice to eclipse viewers who may have damaged their vision
Millions across America watched the total or partial solar eclipse on Monday, but not everyone heeded eye-safety advice. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Virtual House Calls Favored for Parkinson's Care Virtual House Calls Favored for Parkinson's Care
A randomized trial of virtual house calls vs traditional care for patients with Parkinson's showed no differences in quality of life, but patients and specialists voiced satisfaction and often preference for the in-home virtual exams.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Astronaut's urine could be turned into plastic
A research team at Clemson University in South Carolina has developed strains of yeast that use urine and carbon dioxide from astronauts' exhaled breath to produce polyester polymers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia Care a Huge Financial Hit for Families
Annual costs may top $320,000, study estimates (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news