Texas Judge Strikes Down Obama ’ s Affordable Care Act as Unconstitutional
The ruling was over a lawsuit filed this year by a group of Republican governors and state attorneys general. A group of intervening states led by Democrats promised to appeal the decision. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ABBY GOODNOUGH and ROBERT PEAR Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) United States Politics and Government Texas Source Type: news

Texas judge rules health care overhaul unconstitutional
A federal judge in Texas has ruled President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act unconstitutional (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

CBS News' David Begnaud reveals he has Tourette's syndrome
In a stunning revelation, Begnaud details how he overcame debilitating tics to ascend to the highest levels of journalism (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Federal judge in Texas rules Obama's health care overhaul unconstitutional
(Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

In Battle Over Johnson ’ s Baby Powder, Asbestos Opens a New Legal Front
Johnson& Johnson says its product is safe. But asbestos, a carcinogen that can exist underground near talc, was a concern inside the company for decades. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN and TIFFANY HSU Tags: Asbestos Hazardous and Toxic Substances Product Tests Ovarian Cancer Suits and Litigation (Civil) Mesothelioma Cosmetics and Toiletries Research Johnson & Food and Drug Administration Source Type: news

Federal judge strikes down Obamacare as unconstitutional
The move could leave 20 million Americans' health coverage in limbo (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CBS News's David Begnaud reveals he has Tourette's syndrome
In a stunning revelation, Begnaud details how he overcame debilitating tics to ascend to the highest levels of journalism (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Is Talc, Where Is It Used and Why Is Asbestos a Concern?
Here's what you need to know about talc and the health-related claims surrounding it. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Hazardous and Toxic Substances Talc Asbestos Cosmetics and Toiletries Babies and Infants Suits and Litigation (Civil) Accidents and Safety Johnson & Food and Drug Administration Product Tests Source Type: news

Do autistic people 'get' jokes?
A new BBC podcast, 1800 Seconds on Autism, aims to dispel that no-humour myth, among other assumptions, with razor-sharp wit. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heavy backpacks hazardous to kids' health
New research measures how wearing a backpack impacts the spine (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GOP congressman sparks criticism after baseless vaccine comment
Green was responding to a question from a mother who has a child with autism asking about Medicaid spending cuts (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SC stalls IHH's acquisition of Fortis Healthcare
Daiichi argued on Friday that the IHH-Fortis deal would impact the enforcement of its arbitration award against the Singhs, according to one of the lawyers cited earlier. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - December 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about encephalopathy
Encephalopathy refers to a range of conditions that damage the brain's structure or function. This includes brain damage and brain disease. In this article, we look at the types, causes, symptoms, and treatments of encephalopathy. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

Hospitals get tax notices for implants
“If GST is applied on medicines and implants used on patients instead of a composite tax rate, then this may result in a huge impact and hospitals will have to challenge this in courts. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - December 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heavy backpacks hazardous to kids ’ health
New research measures how wearing a backpack impacts the spine (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vapers inhale MUCH lower levels of toxins than smokers, study finds  
Compared to nonsmokers, vapers had more biomarkers of toxic chemicals in their urine - but lower levels than smokers, said the study by Roswell Park Cancer Center. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How can you tell when you have high blood pressure?
High blood pressure causes no symptoms until it becomes severe. In this article, we discuss the myths and truths of high blood pressure symptoms. We also look at how to tell when blood pressure is too high and how to interpret blood pressure readings. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hypertension Source Type: news

J & J kept a guiding hand on talc safety research
Johnson& Johnson developed a strategy in the 1970s to deal with a growing volume of research showing that talc miners had elevated rates of lung disease and cancer: Promote the positive, challenge the negative. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Special Report: J & J knew for decades that asbestos lurked in its Baby Powder
Darlene Coker knew she was dying. She just wanted to know why. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Death of 7-Year-Old Girl in DHS Custody ‘Preventable,’ Says Pediatrics Group President
The head of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has called the death of a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl in Department of Homeland Security custody “preventable” and called for pediatricians to have oversight of detention centers that hold migrant children. Dr. Colleen Kraft says the Dec. 8 death of Jackeline Caal is part of a broader failure to meet children’s basic needs that has characterized the Department of Homeland Security’s interaction with young people detained at the U.S.-Mexico border. “We will not stop asking questions until we learn more about the circumstances of this girl&rsqu...
Source: TIME: Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michael Zennie Tags: Uncategorized Immigration onetime Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson knew for DECADES that asbestos lurked in its baby powder, report claims
A Reuters investigation said the papers, dating from 1971 to the 2000s, show J&J knew that the powders sometimes tested positive for asbestos. The firm closed out down 10 percent on Friday. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

"Young miracle" baby recovers from Ebola in outbreak
Benedicte was admitted to an Ebola treatment center just six days after she was born (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gun Deaths in the U.S. Are at Their Highest Rates in Decades, CDC Says
Gun deaths in the U.S. have reached a record high, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). According to the research, 39,773 people were fatally shot in 2017, a figure that has grown by more than 10,000 people since 1999. CDC data going back to 1979 shows that last year had the highest rates of gun deaths in nearly 40 years. The new data comes as a community in Newtown, Conn. reckons with the sixth anniversary of the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, during which 20 children and six adults died. Tim Makris, co-founder and managing director of Sandy Hook Promise, a group...
Source: TIME: Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized Guns onetime public health Source Type: news

Six Michigan Physicians Charged in $464M Pain Pill Conspiracy Six Michigan Physicians Charged in $464M Pain Pill Conspiracy
Federal prosecutors have charged six Detroit-area physicians with fraudulent billing in connection with a scheme to hook patients on opioids and then force them to undergo unnecessary procedures.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Countries Struggle To Agree On Rules For Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions
As a major climate conference nears its end in Poland, negotiators are still haggling over the rules nations must follow in order to meet their commitments to reduce greenhouse gases. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rebecca Hersher Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What do brain lesions mean in multiple sclerosis?
As multiple sclerosis (MS) progresses, lesions may form in the brain. With magnetic resonance imaging, doctors can use the lesions to track the progress of the condition. Learn more about the process of scanning for brain lesions, and how they might affect the symptoms and progress of MS. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Multiple Sclerosis Source Type: news

Bond, James Bond, Has a Drinking Problem and Needs Help, Study Shows Bond, James Bond, Has a Drinking Problem and Needs Help, Study Shows
With a drinking problem at the severe end of the spectrum, 007 would benefit from alcohol education and a supportive workplace culture that provides strategies for managing workplace stress.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

More schools are starting classes later to let students sleep
A new study out of Seattle found that students who started school later were in better health and performed better on school work. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Omega-3 Meds Not Effective After MI, EMA Panel Concludes Omega-3 Meds Not Effective After MI, EMA Panel Concludes
EMA review finds omega-3 fatty acid medicines are not effective for secondary prevention after myocardial infarction and rules they should no longer be authorized for such use.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

Choosing Wisely Champions Cut Blood RBC Transfusions, HIT testing Choosing Wisely Champions Cut Blood RBC Transfusions, HIT testing
Two researchers hailed as'Choosing Wisely Champions'describe how they reduced blood transfusions and inappropriate testing for heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT).Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

CDC: U.S. Flu Activity Low Right Now, but Rising
Flu activity is still fairly low, but, as expected, has slowly increased over the last few weeks, CDC officials say. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flu shots tied to lower risk of premature death with heart failure
(Reuters Health) - - People with heart failure who get flu shots may be less likely to die prematurely than their counterparts who don't get vaccinated, a Danish study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Stressing out over the holidays? Here are 6 ways to stop the insanity
Setting health boundaries with family and friends as we head into the stressful, end-of-the-year holidays. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melinda Fulmer Source Type: news

"Young miracle" baby recovers from Ebola outbreak in Congo
Benedicte was admitted to an Ebola treatment center just six days after she was born (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A transplanted pig's heart lives for months in a baboon — is a human trial next?
"They've put together a sequence of advanced molecular and tissue engineering strategies to pull this off." (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radio/Quirks & Quarks Source Type: news

Hemodynamics, ECG Point to His-Bundle CRT Edge vs BiV Pacing Hemodynamics, ECG Point to His-Bundle CRT Edge vs BiV Pacing
' It is time to redefine CRT as an end with multiple means, one of which — His bundle pacing — is physiological,'writes an observer about why such pacing offers superior resynchronization.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

CHMP Recommends Approval of Opioid-Induced Constipation Drug CHMP Recommends Approval of Opioid-Induced Constipation Drug
The European Medicines Agency's committee recommended approval of the mu-opioid receptor antagonist for treatment of opioid-induced constipation in adults previously been treated with a laxative.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Dec 14 2018 This Week in Cardiology Dec 14 2018 This Week in Cardiology
Carotid stents, more stem-cell retractions, AHA statement on statin safety, flu vaccine rules, medication errors, veterans care, and wasteful NIH research on golfing are discussed in this week ’ s podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

No Breast Cancer Risk for Testosterone Use in Menopausal Women No Breast Cancer Risk for Testosterone Use in Menopausal Women
Research generally does not show a link between breast cancer and testosterone in women when used primarily for hypoactive sexual desire in midlife, but better studies are needed, say the authors of a new review.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Identity Crisis: Data Misuse An Unseen Twist in DNA Testing Identity Crisis: Data Misuse An Unseen Twist in DNA Testing
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

WATCH: More schools are starting classes later to let students sleep
A new study out of Seattle found that students who started school later were in better health and performed better on school work. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Alaska groups sue EPA to enforce clean air law in Fairbanks
Three Alaska groups are suing the Environmental Protection Agency for a fourth time, claiming the agency has not enforced federal clean air law in Alaska's second largest city (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Ford government to resume arbitration hearings with OMA
The Ford government will resume binding arbitration hearings with the association representing the province’s physicians, according to a memo the group’s head sent to members Friday afternoon. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Metformin Does Not Improve Pregnancy Outcomes in Heavy Women Metformin Does Not Improve Pregnancy Outcomes in Heavy Women
Adding metformin to diet and lifestyle advice does not improve pregnancy or birth outcomes in women who are overweight or obese, according to a clinical trial from Australia.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Q & A: Albinism Strips Pigment From the Body, Including the Eyes
The pigment shortage may cause eyes to appear pink or red. In fact, the coloring results from exposed blood vessels. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: C. CLAIBORNE RAY Tags: Eyes and Eyesight Albinism Source Type: news

Depression, PTSD in Women Tied to Subsequent Dementia Depression, PTSD in Women Tied to Subsequent Dementia
Women with depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, or traumatic brain injury are 50% to 80% more likely to develop dementia, suggests a new study of more than 100,000 US female veterans.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

J & J hid findings of asbestos in baby powder: Reuters
Shares tumbled Friday after investigative report details company efforts to keep talc evidence from regulators, consumers (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Age-Related Macular Degeneration: 5 Things to Know Age-Related Macular Degeneration: 5 Things to Know
A guide to the latest on this chronic disease, from emerging treatments to the risk factors to be on the lookout for.Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Commentary Source Type: news

More schools are starting classes later to let students sleep: Why sleep is important
A new study out of Seattle found that students who started school later were in better health and performed better on school work. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Do I have night blindness?
Night blindness occurs when an existing eye condition leads to an inability to see clearly in dim light. Treatments depend on the cause but often involve managing the underlying condition. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eye Health / Blindness Source Type: news