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Clinicians: Title X Proposal'Prohibits' Discussion of Abortion Clinicians: Title X Proposal'Prohibits' Discussion of Abortion
The Trump administration proposal would bar use of Title X funds in any facility that performs abortions.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Bank holiday warning over gardening and DIY accidents
Surgeons say this time of year can bring a spike in accidents with gardening and DIY equipment. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tax rises needed 'to prevent NHS misery'
Influential economists argue 4% extra a year is needed - and tax rises are the only way to pay for that. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Panel:'Little Merit' in Sublingual Buprenorphine for Pain FDA Panel:'Little Merit' in Sublingual Buprenorphine for Pain
The FDA advisory committee voted overwhelmingly against the approval of a sublingual form of buprenorphine for treating moderate-to-severe acute pain, citing weak efficacy and safety concerns.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Water resistant sunscreen claims ‘meaningless’, says Which?
The creams work much less well after they have been worn in the sea, warns consumer group Which?. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Warns That Benzocaine Teething Products Are Not Safe for Children
The Food and Drug Administration warned parents on Wednesday about the dangers of using teething products that contain the popular numbing agent benzocaine. The FDA said that benzocaine can have a rare, but serious side effect on children, and especially those under 2 years old. The local anesthetic can cause a condition called methemoglobinemia, which reduces the amount of oxygen in a person’s blood and can be life-threatening, according to the FDA. The agency also sent a letter asking manufacturers to stop selling products aimed at babies and toddlers, prompting at least one major company to discontinue its teethin...
Source: TIME: Health - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abigail Abrams Tags: Uncategorized Babies FDA onetime Source Type: news

Good News: Sitting All Day Isn ’t As Bad For You If You’re Fit
There is growing evidence that time spent sitting — in cars, at offices and on the couch — is having some seriously negative effects on health. Sedentary behavior has been linked to obesity, heart disease, diabetes and other chronic conditions. But a new study provides encouragement that some physical activity, including relatively simple ways to improve muscle strength, may be enough to overcome some of the unhealthy effects of sitting too much. In a study published in BMC Medicine, researchers led by Carlos Celis-Morales from the University of Glasgow analyzed data from nearly 400,000 middle-aged people in th...
Source: TIME: Health - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Exercise/Fitness healthytime Source Type: news

J & J hit with $21.7 million verdict in another talc asbestos cancer case
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Johnson& Johnson and its talc suppliers on Wednesday were hit with a $21.7 million jury verdict in a lawsuit by a woman who said she developed cancer after being exposed to asbestos in the company's Baby Powder. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Disturbing lung cancer trend among young women
Lung cancer has long been associated mostly with men. But a new study finds a disturbing trend among women, even among those who do not smoke. Tara Narula reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stop Using OTC Benzocaine Teething Products, FDA Says Stop Using OTC Benzocaine Teething Products, FDA Says
The agency will also increase warnings on all benzocaine-containing over-the-counter and prescription topical anesthetics because of the rare but serious risk for methemoglobinemia.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Alert Source Type: news

Diabetes op may also help infertile women have baby
A SIMPLE new procedure could help infertile women to become pregnant, scientists believe. The Revita technique – pioneered at King’s College Hospital, London – has already shown promising results in treating people with Type 2 diabetes. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Miracle workers which hit the ageing pause button
Each week our experts Dr Amer Khan and Lesley Reynolds bring you the latest beauty news and anti ‐ageing advice. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A New Study Links Antidepressants to Weight Gain
A new study published in The BMJ has found that antidepressant use may be associated with weight gain over time. “Patients who were normal weight were more likely to transition to overweight, and overweight patients were more likely to transition to obesity if they were treated with antidepressants,” said study co-author Rafael Gafoor, a primary care and public health researcher at King’s College London, in an email to TIME. The researchers used data from the UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink, a large collection of electronic health records. Their analysis included almost 295,000 people of all differ...
Source: TIME: Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology onetime Source Type: news

Superstition is stopping Ebola victims from seeking medical care
Ebola has broken out in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, but many there are wary the new vaccine against the virus because they believe the disease is a curse and fear and mistrust Western medicine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diet rich in seafood boosts libido and fertility, new study finds
A new study from Harvard University has found that 92 percent of couples who ate seafood more than twice a week were pregnant after 12 months in comparison with 79 percent eating less. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smartphone app not good enough to track blood pressure in pregnancy
(Reuters Health) - A smartphone app may not be an effective method of measuring blood pressure in pregnant women, a small experiment suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The ten-point plan that cuts the risk of cancer by 40 per cent
In the biggest analysis of its kind, experts warn junk food, ready meals and red meat should be eaten only in moderation in favour of a diet that is rich in wholegrains, fruit and vegetables. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New concerns about lung cancer risk in young women
Researchers aren't sure why lung cancer incidence rates in women age 30 to 54 aren't falling as fast as in men the same age. CBS News' Meg Oliver reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WCRF Blueprint for Lifestyle Changes to Prevent Cancer WCRF Blueprint for Lifestyle Changes to Prevent Cancer
A new report that reviews all the data from the last 30 years on diet, weight, physical activity, and cancer has come up with practical guidelines on lifestyle changes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Blood test may predict who is most at risk for diabetes
(Reuters Health) - Adding a test normally used for diabetes monitoring to employee wellness exams could identify people who don't have the disease but are at high risk of developing it, a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

ANOTHER drop in US life expectancy
Death rates rose for Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, flu and pneumonia, and three other leading causes of death, according to numbers posted online Wednesday by the CDC. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weight-loss surgery reduces the risk of deadly skin cancer by more than 60%, study finds  
Researchers from the University of Gothenburg found that people who have a gastric band or bypass are 61 per cent less likely to develop melanoma, which can spread to other organs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What is the Nordic diet? The surprisingly affordable lifestyle
Eating 'clean' can be incredibly difficult for lower income Americans, who often live in 'food deserts', and fish is on the pricier end of produce. But nutritionists say the Nordic way is a good option. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Delayed hospice care common for dialysis patients
(Reuters Health) - Very few Medicare patients on dialysis receive hospice care at the end of life, and when they do, they're often enrolled too briefly to fully benefit from these services, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

FDA Takes Action Against Teething Products, Makers
The FDA previously warned consumers about the risks of benzocaine, which includes a risk of developing a disease known as methemoglobinemia, which can raise the levels of methemoglobin in the blood while dangerously lowering blood oxygen levels. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Troubling lung cancer trend in young women
New research reveals a shift in lung cancer rates among younger Americans (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Money a better motivator to stop smoking than free e-cigs or quit aids
(Reuters Health) - Providing free electronic cigarettes or other stop-smoking products to employees to get them to give up real e- is less effective than the threat of taking away a cash reward for quitting, according to a new study that weighs the effectiveness of a variety of workplace incentive programs. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Clinicians Share Agony When Emergency Dialysis Is Only Option Clinicians Share Agony When Emergency Dialysis Is Only Option
Clinicians reported frustration, burnout, and sadness over loss of patient trust from systems that deny regular care to undocumented patients with end-stage renal disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

E-cigarettes disappoint in a workplace quit-smoking study
In a large study of company wellness programs, free electronic cigarettes did not help smokers quit more than usual methods such as nicotine patches did (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

FDA Warns About Pills That Claim To Protect You From Sun
BOSTON (CBS) – The FDA is sending warning letters to four dietary supplement makers that are marketing tablets and capsules claiming to be a substitute for sunscreen. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the united states and there’s a direct link between skin cancer and exposure to UV light. The FDA says some companies are misleading consumers by claiming that taking a daily supplement will offer protection against sun damage. The Agency says there is no credible science to back up their claims and these companies are giving people a false sense of security. (Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sp...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall FDA Sunscreen Source Type: news

Lung cancer rates in younger white and Hispanic women surpass those of men
Reversing a historic trend, rates of lung cancer among younger white and Hispanic women have surpassed those of men — and the change cannot be fully explained by gender differences in smoking behavior, researchers said Wednesday. Previous research pointed to shifts in the incidence of lung cancer, with rates creeping up among some groups of […]Related:More men with low-risk prostate cancer are forgoing aggressive treatmentThirdhand smoke is widespread and may be dangerous, mounting evidence showsFDA cracks down on sales of Juul, other e-cigarettes to youths (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ebola patients slip out of Congo hospital as medics try to curb outbreak
MBANDAKA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Three patients infected with the Ebola virus slipped out of an isolation ward at a hospital in Democratic Republic of Congo, health officials said, as medics raced to stop the deadly disease from spreading in the busy river port of Mbandaka. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

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Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: None Article Source Type: news

Congress OKs Trump bid to widen private care at besieged VA
Congress delivered a victory to President Donald Trump by expanding private care for veterans as an alternative to the troubled Veterans Affairs health system (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

FDA warns teething products unsafe, wants them off market
Despite years of warnings about benzocaine gel, the FDA says reports of illnesses and deaths have continued (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What you need to know about lethal Nipah virus
A little-known virus causing deaths in a southern Indian state has become a global cause for concern seemingly overnight. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Guidelines Mean 1 in 3 Adults May Need BP Meds
Under the new guidelines, nearly 46 percent of U.S. adults now would be considered to have high blood pressure, a new study reported. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could Eating Fish Boost Sex Lives and Fertility?
For the study, Harvard researchers tracked outcomes for 500 couples in Michigan and Texas for one year. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to sleep: Avoid snoozing in this position if you suffer with back or neck pain
HOW TO sleep: The position you sleep in can have a big impact on your quality of slumber, as well as how you feel when you wake up. Particularly if you have back, shoulder or neck pain, certain ways of laying in bed are better than others. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US employee in China reported strange sounds, pressure
The State Department says a U.S. government employee in southern China reported abnormal sensations of sound and pressure (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Studies: Shuttering coal and oil power plants boosts fertility, babies' health
"We believe that these papers have important implications for understanding the potential ... health benefits of climate and energy policy shifts and provide some very good news on that front" (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Latest: Senate approves bill to widen private care at VA
The Senate has passed a sweeping bill aimed at fulfilling President Donald Trump's pledge to expand private care to veterans as an alternative to the troubled Veterans Affairs health system. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

New Type of Treatable Vertigo Identified New Type of Treatable Vertigo Identified
A simple headshaking maneuver may help separate this new condition from other types of vertigo, including Meniere disease, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

"Zombie" drug K2 blamed for dozens of ODs
12 arrests have been made as police in Brooklyn warn of "dangerous batch" of synthetic marijuana that's sent dozens to hospital (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is formication?
Formication is the feeling of having insects crawling on or under the skin. This may lead to severe itching that affects a person ’s quality of life. Near-constant scratching can also lead to complications, including infection and even sepsis. In this article, we look at the causes of formication and how to treat it. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

U.S. to send experimental Ebola treatment to Congo - official
CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. health authorities said on Wednesday they were preparing to send an experimental Ebola treatment to the Democratic Republic of Congo for use in a clinical trial aimed at stemming an outbreak in the country that has spread to Mbandaka, a city of about 1.5 million people. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

US Hypertension Guidelines: Cutting Through the Controversy US Hypertension Guidelines: Cutting Through the Controversy
The new blood pressure targets mean that almost half the US population now has hypertension, upsetting certain quarters of the medical profession. Where are we now?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Drug Safety Warnings and Updates: January-March 2018 Drug Safety Warnings and Updates: January-March 2018
Don't miss these important summaries of safety labeling changes and boxed warnings by the FDA for the first quarter of 2018.FDA Expert Commentaries and Interviews (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacist Article Source Type: news

FDA warns that benzocaine teething products aren't safe for children
The US Food and Drug Administration issued a warning to consumers Wednesday to stop using over-the-counter teething products that contain benzocaine. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MEAL: Men Changed Diet but Not Prostate Cancer Progression MEAL: Men Changed Diet but Not Prostate Cancer Progression
In a trial that was both a triumph and a disappointment, increasing intake of vegetables had no effect on disease progression for men with prostate cancer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news