Synthetic marijuana causes mass overdose in Connecticut
Nearly 50 people in New Haven, Connecticut, have been treated after taking synthetic marijuana. The drug can be 100 times more powerful than pot. CBS News correspondent Tony Dokoupil reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Unhealthy smoky air blankets Northwest
Unhealthy smoky air has continued to blanket Seattle, Portland, Oregon and the region (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Life expectancy declining in high-income countries, especially in the US: Study
This pattern is even more dramatic in the United States. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Can Indu Bhushan deliver PM Modi ’s promise of healthcare?
This is as much a vote magnet as it is a social necessity. The politics of the policy can shape 2019 (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Men trust their doctor more if they are the same race, study finds
African American men have higher rates of early death than any other demographic group in the US. This Stanford study shows the race of a man's doctor could play a role in closing the racial gap. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When it comes to medical cannabis claims, what's legitimate?
Fervour over how cannabis could help patients suffering from various ailments has run wildly ahead of what scientific studies have proven it can do, experts say. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Weight gain after quitting smoking increases a person ’s type 2 diabetes risk by more than 20% 
A study from Harvard University has found that those who gained weight after quitting smoking had a 22 percent higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes in comparison with current smokers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Officials remove special rules for gene therapy experiments
U.S. health officials revised rules for gene therapy experiments (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

How people and pets can stay safe around red tide
Red tide is killing off marine life and posing a toxic threat to humans as well. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Measles: What we know and don't about the disease
107 people from 21 states recently found to have the highly contagious disease. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Roundup Chemical in Your Cereal: What to Know
Out of 61 food samples tested, 48 had some glyphosate in them. The most heavily contaminated were made with conventionally grown — as opposed to organically grown — oats. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No special rules needed for now-common gene therapy studies
U.S. health officials revised rules for gene therapy experiments (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Adult smokers more apt to use e-cigarettes than nonsmokers
(Reuters Health) - Current smokers are more likely than ex-smokers or adults who have never smoked to use e-cigarettes, according to a Swedish study that concludes e-cigarettes might not work as a cessation aid. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Cancer risk with diabetes is higher for women than men
(Reuters Health) - People with diabetes are more likely to develop certain cancers than those without the condition, and a new analysis suggests that the increased risk is greater for women than for men. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Best Buy to acquire health services company GreatCall for $800 million
Best Buy Co Inc said on Wednesday it would buy health services provider GreatCall Inc for $800 million in cash, its largest acquisition ever, as it focuses on selling products and services to an aging U.S. population. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

By Creating Habitats For Monarch Butterflies In Cities, Scientists Hope To Save Them
As summer draws to a close, conservationists are getting ready for the annual Monarch butterfly migration. One scientist thinks the best way to help the migration is to create more Monarch habitats in big cities. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurel Wamsley Source Type: news

Weight gain temporarily hikes diabetes risk when smokers quit
(Reuters Health) - Weight gain can be a big concern for smokers who want to quit, and a new study suggests that it raises the odds of developing type 2 diabetes in the first six years after quitting. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Cancer patients using alternative medicine may skip some standard care
(Reuters Health) - Cancer patients who use alternative, non-medical therapies may be more likely to forgo recommended medical treatments like chemotherapy and radiation, and be more likely to die as a result, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Report Finds Traces of a Controversial Herbicide in Cheerios and Quaker Oats
The herbicide gyphosate is the world ’ s most popular weedkiller. There is widespread disagreement among lawyers, researchers and regulators over any potential links to cancer. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MIHIR ZAVERI Tags: Defoliants and Herbicides Pesticides Environmental Working Group Monsanto Company glyphosate General Mills Inc Quaker Oats Co Source Type: news

Lyme Disease Vaccine Being Developed
BOSTON (CBS) – More and more people are being afflicted by Lyme disease, not only here in New England but around the country. It begs the question, why don’t we have a vaccine to prevent this common tick-borne illness? A human vaccine was introduced in 1998. It was effective but expensive and there was public concern about its safety and sales were low, so it was yanked off the market four years later. Right now there is only a Lyme vaccine for dogs. Fortunately, there is a new vaccine for humans in the pipeline developed by a French company, which says it has received fast-track status from the FDA and hopes t...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Watch Listen Dr. Mallika Marshall LYME DISEASE Source Type: news

Kids with allergies? What you need to know before they head back to school
Allergists are reminding parents there are some important things to keep in mind (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PARP Inhibitor Talazoparib Benefit in BCRA+ Breast Cancer PARP Inhibitor Talazoparib Benefit in BCRA+ Breast Cancer
The now published results from the EMBRACA study confirm that talazoparib prolongs progression-free survival in advanced BCRA-positive breast cancer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Study: Smokers better off quitting, even with weight gain
US study finds you're better off in the long run if you quit smoking, even if you gain weight. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Best Buy to buy health services company GreatCall for $800 million
Best Buy Co Inc said on Wednesday it would buy health services provider GreatCall Inc for $800 million in cash, its largest acquisition ever, as it focuses on selling products and services to an aging U.S. population. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

How People With Type 2 Diabetes Can Lower Their Risk of Health Problems
A growing number of studies suggest that getting a handle on a few key risk factors can bring type 2 diabetes under control. Lowering blood sugar, for instance, reduces the risk of additional health problems, such as heart disease and stroke related to the disease. But most of these studies have focused on studying one risk factor — like blood sugar, cholesterol or blood pressure — at a time. In a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers analyzed what happens to death rates and other health problems when people control up to five known risk factors for type 2 diabetes. The study ...
Source: TIME: Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized healthytime medicine Source Type: news

Any Weight Loss Can Be Healthful, but More Can Be Much Better
Overweight people who lost 5 to 10 percent of their weight lowered their risk for metabolic syndrome by 22 percent. Those who lost 20 percent cut their risk by over 50 percent. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Obesity Weight Diet and Nutrition Cholesterol Blood Pressure Source Type: news

Vertex cystic fibrosis drug gets expanded approval for use in infants
U.S. health regulators have expanded the use of one of Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc's cystic fibrosis drugs to include patients aged between 12 months and 24 months. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

‘You Have a New Identity.’ Patients Share What It’s Like to Recover From a Face Transplant
After having more than 20 surgeries over four years, Katie Stubblefield finally has a new face. In May of last year, doctors at the Cleveland Clinic helped the then 21-year-old become the world’s 40th face transplant recipient, and the youngest in U.S. history. Today, Stubblefield, whose story was first told in National Geographic’s September cover story, is recovering well — and adjusting to the novel life, identity and reality that come with her new appearance. “I’m starting over in a lot of ways,” Stubblefield says through her parents, Robb and Alesia. (Her speech is still recovering ...
Source: TIME: Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime medicine onetime Source Type: news

New AI Platform Diagnoses Brain Disease in Seconds New AI Platform Diagnoses Brain Disease in Seconds
A novel artificial intelligence platform diagnoses neurologic diseases on the basis of brain CT scans in seconds -- saving both time and lives, sayMedscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Weed-killing chemical linked to cancer found in some children's breakfast food
A number of popular breakfast foods marketed to children may contain a weed-killing chemical that some health authorities link to cancer. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

At least 107 measles cases confirmed across 21 states
More than 100 cases of measles have been diagnosed this year in 21 states and the District of Columbia, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Wednesday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can service dogs help with anxiety?
Service dogs not only provide emotional support for people with anxiety disorders, but they can also be trained to perform essential tasks. They can detect and reduce anxiety attacks, fetch medication, and get help for people in distress. We discuss how to get a service dog for anxiety, how they can help, and breeds. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anxiety / Stress Source Type: news

Man, 36, nearly dies after smoking four joints that triggered rare 'sudden death' heart syndrome
After smoking four joints, an otherwise healthy 36-year-old man in the US developed a rare, usually inherited and often deadly heart condition and nearly died -but it went away when he was not high. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thyroid medication recalled due to risk of impurities
Thyroid medications recalled voluntarily by manufacturer after FDA issues warning to Chinese manufacturing supplier. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Fluoride Crucial To Prevent Cavities
Even if you brush your teeth regularly, fluoride is what helps you avoid cavities, a new study reports. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bleak New Estimates in Drug Epidemic: A Record 72,000 Overdose Deaths in 2017
Fentanyl is a big culprit, but there are also encouraging signs from states that have prioritized public health campaigns and addiction treatment. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARGOT SANGER-KATZ Tags: Opioids and Opiates Fentanyl Deaths (Fatalities) Drug Abuse and Traffic Medicine and Health Heroin Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about a watermelon allergy
A watermelon allergy is rare, and symptoms include coughing, hives, and stomach cramping. A person can treat a mild allergic reaction with over-the-counter medication, but serious reactions may require emergency treatment. Learn more about an allergy to watermelon and how to handle it here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food Allergy Source Type: news

WATCH: New 'zombie' gene found in elephants could help humans fight cancer
They may not be the fastest or the smartest or even the scariest, but when it comes to beating cancer, elephants are the superheroes of the living world. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Kids living near forests have more 'diverse' diets, better nutrition: Study
The study looked at a massive trove of dietary records between 2000 and 2013. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Teacher, 44, donates a kidney to his sixth-grade student after own son beat kidney failure
Kaden Koebcke, 12, from Powder Springs, Georgia, was in desperate need of a kidney transplant after being on a dialysis for many years when he received a match from an unlikely donor: his teacher. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Massachusetts Law Offers Fresh Approach To Caring For Alzheimer ’ s Patients
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, August 15, 2018 (State House News Service) — A new state law aims to change the way Alzheimer’s Disease diagnoses and treatment are handled in Massachusetts in hopes of addressing what one advocate said is currently the “single largest unaddressed public health threat.” The law, which Gov. Charlie Baker signed on Aug. 9 and marked with a ceremonial signing on Wednesday, requires the creation of an “integrated state plan to address and assist in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease,” establishes an advisory council on research and treatment, and calls upon docto...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Alzheimer's Disease Local TV Source Type: news

Recall Alert: FDA Warning About Two Thyroid Medications
By Sandee LaMotte, CNN (CNN) — Certain batches of hypothyroid medications are being recalled by Westminster Pharmaceuticals after one of its Chinese suppliers failed a US Food and Drug Administration inspection. The medication in question contains a combination of levothyroxine, called LT4, and liothyronine, called LT3. Both are synthetic thyroid hormones used when a person’s thyroid gland is no longer functioning properly. “While we stand behind the quality of our product, we are taking the utmost precaution by recalling our Thyroid, USP Tablets only to the wholesale level due to a recent inspection by t...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Local TV Thyroid Source Type: news

1-year-old shows off his workout skills with his trainer dad
“He sees me do it and he just mimics me,” Gino Williams said of his son. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Scientists give mice back their vision for the first time ever
Scientists at the National Institutes of Health have worked out how to turn non-photoreceptor cells into rods in the eyes of blind mice for the first time ever, restoring site to the mammals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Abnormal Heat Forecast Worldwide Through 2022
While global warming appeared to have eased early in the 21st century, a new forecasting method points to the likelihood of abnormally high average air temperatures worldwide. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

' An Inconvenient Truth': Add Bev or Chemo to TKIs in Lung Cancer'An Inconvenient Truth': Add Bev or Chemo to TKIs in Lung Cancer
What agents can you combine with a TKI to improve progression-free survival inEGFR-mutant lung cancer? Dr Mark Kris discusses recent data from ASCO on this topic.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Scientists give mice back their vision for the first time ever using gene therapy
Scientists at the National Institutes of Health have worked out how to turn non-photoreceptor cells into rods in the eyes of blind mice for the first time ever, restoring site to the mammals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to do about vaginal cysts, sores, and bumps
A lump or bump on the vagina may have a variety of causes. Causes can include cysts, warts, polyps, and, rarely, vaginal cancer. Treatment depends on the cause and may involve medication, lifestyle and hygiene changes, or even surgery. Learn more about the causes and treatment options of lumps on the vagina here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Women's Health / Gynecology Source Type: news

Heart attack - four ‘superfoods’ to lower your risk of deadly condition
HEART attack symptoms include chest pain, headaches and dizziness. You could lower your risk of a deadly myocardial infarction by making some small diet or lifestyle changes. These are the best foods to eat on a daily basis. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

2018 Revealed Just How Ill-Prepared We Are For Climate Change
Somini Sengupta, international climate reporter for The New York Times, discusses the dire consequences of rising temperatures, such as drought, famine, disease, war and increased migration. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Terry Gross Source Type: news