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High-Intensity Exercise May Cut Parkinson's Motor Symptoms High-Intensity Exercise May Cut Parkinson's Motor Symptoms
Patients with de novo Parkinson's disease receiving high-intensity treadmill training had lower 6-month motor symptom scores than those receiving usual care, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Are Heart Failure Outcomes Measures Hurting Patients? Are Heart Failure Outcomes Measures Hurting Patients?
Dr Mandrola discusses the surprising inverse relationship between quality measures and heart failure mortality with study author Dr Larry Allen.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

U.S. less generous than European nations with development assistance
(Reuters Health) - The U.S. contributes more than any other nation in development assistance for health to low- and middle-income countries, but its generosity falls short when compared in terms of size and wealth, a new study found. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Surgeon admits to branding initials on patients' livers
An accomplished British surgeon has admitted branding two of his patients' livers with his initials. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Perrigo lines up bid for Merck's consumer health unit: sources
LONDON/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Generic drugmaker Perrigo has decided to enter the fray for Merck KGaA's consumer health unit, sources told Reuters, and is preparing an indicative offer for the $4.7 billion business ahead of a deadline on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Couples win lawsuit over donated eggs with genetic defect
Two couples that gave birth to children with a genetic defect later traced to donated eggs have won a lawsuit against a New York fertility doctor and his clinic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

More Teens Vaping, Fewer Misusing Opioids More Teens Vaping, Fewer Misusing Opioids
The latest federal data on adolescent drug use show that both vaping and marijuana are more popular than traditional cigarettes, and abuse of opioid pain relievers is down.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

One in five patients report discrimination in healthcare
Quality health care for older patients is crucial as the US population ages, but widespread discrimination found by a set of California universities could discourage people in need from seeking care. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Head and Neck Cancer Survivors Have Long-lasting Cognitive Problems Head and Neck Cancer Survivors Have Long-lasting Cognitive Problems
Patients who survive head and neck cancer may be more likely to experience declines in cognitive function than people who don ’ t have these tumors, a recent study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Music Therapy May Help Ease Depression Music Therapy May Help Ease Depression
Traditional depression treatments like psychotherapy or medication might work better for some patients when doctors add a dose of music therapy, a research review suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Shift Work Linked to Burnout in Sleep-deprived Nurses Shift Work Linked to Burnout in Sleep-deprived Nurses
Shift-work nurses who have sleep problems are more likely to experience career burnout that has the potential to compromise their job performance, a small Italian study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Low-cost, Handheld Device Reliably Detects Neonatal Jaundice Low-cost, Handheld Device Reliably Detects Neonatal Jaundice
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

U.S. Less Generous Than European Nations With Development Assistance U.S. Less Generous Than European Nations With Development Assistance
The U.S. contributes more than any other nation in development assistance for health to low- and middle-income countries, but its generosity falls short when compared in terms of size and wealth, a new study found.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Transgender women may get small breasts with hormones
(Reuters Health) - Transgender women who take sex hormones to feminize their bodies may not experience as much breast development as they expect, a new European study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

In-Hospital Death Higher for AF Patients in Rural Centers In-Hospital Death Higher for AF Patients in Rural Centers
The observational study had its limitations, but it should be viewed as a"motivational call to initiate prospective studies with the goal of identifying gaps in AF care," experts suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Diet to PREVENT flu: Eat THESE ten unlikely foods to fight off illness
FLU symptoms include aching muscles and a sore throat. However, adding certain foods to your diet could help ward off illness. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vigorous Exercise Tied to Macular Degeneration in Men
New findings have surprised and puzzled researchers, though the study does not prove cause and effect. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Eyes and Eyesight Macular Degeneration Exercise Source Type: news

As Zika Babies Become Toddlers, Some Can ’ t See, Walk or Talk
They are 2 years old, but developmentally they are 6 months old. The children most severely affected by Zika face a lifetime of care, new research shows. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PAM BELLUCK Tags: Zika Virus Microcephaly Birth Defects Babies and Infants Pregnancy and Childbirth Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) Fitzgerald, Brenda C (1946- ) Recife (Brazil) Source Type: news

FDA Clears Another Remicade Biosimilar (Ixifi) FDA Clears Another Remicade Biosimilar (Ixifi)
The FDA has approved Pfizer's infliximab-qbtx (Ixifi) for all eligible indications for the US-licensed reference product.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Alert Source Type: news

Singing 'Happy Birthday' at the sink will help wash hands
Michelle Sconce Massaquoi, a microbiologist at the University of Oregon, breaks down the classic mistakes we all make, and reveals tips to ensure a good hand-clean. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Healthier baking with simple swaps
Nutritionist Lisa Drayer shows simple suggestions to cut sugar, fat, and calories from baked goods but still keep them tasty. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Germany's Merck to make new bid to enter U.S. MS pill market
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany's Merck KGaA is reviving plans to bring an oral multiple sclerosis (MS) treatment to the U.S. market, hoping for blockbuster sales, after regulators' concerns about side effects scuttled its ambitions almost seven years ago. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

California lawmakers propose health coverage for immigrants
California Democratic lawmakers say they want to use the windfall from a growing economy to extend health coverage to immigrants living in the country illegally (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Canadian study finds teenage bullies may have more sex
Researchers from the University of Windsor in Canada found dishonest, showy teenagers use bullying to pursue their crushes. Bullying may also be used to show their competition in a bad light. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cannabidiol is 'not likely to be abused,' WHO says
Two separate substances, two separate approaches: The World Health Organization endorsed a gentle view of cannabidiol this week while issuing its sternest warning yet against synthetic opioid carfentanil. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bedfordshire woman ‘cured’ of acne by £12.95 cream
Stephanie Barrett, from, Bedfordshire, endured endless bouts of spots ever since she was a teenager - but nothing worked. She had tried a range of creams, ice cubes and potato skins. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New York City dentist reveals how to cure a burned mouth
Cut the wine and try yogurt says Dr Eunjung Jo, a dentist at Astor Smile in New York City, who explains there are some golden rules to avoid aggravating the burn and speed up your recovery. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

40% of cancer deaths could be prevented with lifestyle
Scientists at the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Brisbane, suggest those three habits can be blamed for 30.4 per cent of all cancer deaths. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer-causing radon gas found in 1 in 8 homes
Radon is a radioactive, invisible and odorless gas that is the leading cause for lung cancer after cigarette smoke. A study from the University of Calgary in Canada found it in one in eight homes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Family Meals Serve Up Better Behaved Kids
Family meals yield multiple physical and mental health benefits, according to the long-term Canadian study. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Specialists, Not Just PCPs, Are in Short Supply: Report Specialists, Not Just PCPs, Are in Short Supply: Report
Merritt Hawkins Associates white paper indicates the reasons for specialist shortages, including aging of the population and of physicians.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Brain cells develop more mutations as we age
(Reuters Health) - Brain cells - neurons - develop gene mutations over the course of a lifetime, contributing to normal aging and potentially presenting a target for treatments that stave off dementia and other types of cognitive decline, researchers say. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Hemophilia trial finds promising cure
A gene-therapy trial by London researchers has seen remarkable success in finding a long-term cure for hemophilia A. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How sleep helps "hit the 'save button' on your memories"
A recent study finds that as we age, brain waves become unsynchronized and memory retention suffers (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Silencing 'junk' gene could halt tumor growth
Researchers have found that a gene they call THOR produces a long, non-coding RNA that has a role in cancer, and whose silencing stops tumor growth. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Ten causes of epigastric pain
Epigastric pain is felt in the upper abdomen, below the ribcage but above the intestines. Learn about the possible causes, including GERD and indigestion. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Cancer Treatment Chain Settles Meaningful Use Case for $26M Cancer Treatment Chain Settles Meaningful Use Case for $26M
21st Century Oncology disclosed to the government it had committed fraud to obtain EHR incentives; it also settled allegations of bribing doctors to refer patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Dry skin warning: THIS is what your post-Christmas face is telling you about your diet
DRY skin is one of a number of skin concerns, along with spots, redness and puffy cheeks, that could be triggered by a poor diet this Christmas. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Science Speed-Dating Aims To Boost Accuracy In TV And Film
When was the last time you got really excited by good science depicted in a movie? Anthropologist Barbara J. King joined scientists last week in helping producers make more accurate TV and movies.(Image credit: bestdesigns/Getty Images/iStockphoto) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Barbara J. King Source Type: news

Substance use among Ontario students down but concerns up over fentanyl use: report
Ontario adolescents are drinking, smoking and using cannabis and other recreational drugs at the lowest rates since the late 1970s, suggests a survey of Grade 7 to 12 students by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Substance use among Ontario students down but concerns rise over fentanyl use: report
Ontario adolescents are drinking, smoking and using cannabis and other recreational drugs at the lowest rates since the late 1970s. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How can you cope with fear of flying?
Flying is by far one of the most common means of transportation in today's world, but fear of flying is also widespread. So how can we overcome it? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anxiety / Stress Source Type: news

Make-A-Wish sends 7 teens to Star Wars premiere
Seven teens with life-threatening illnesses including leukemia and brain cancer had the chance to the meet the stars of The Last Jedi at the world premiere in Los Angeles. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

' Exorbitant' Cost of SMA Drug Restricts Kids' Access'Exorbitant' Cost of SMA Drug Restricts Kids' Access
Bioethicists and clinicians involved in the care of children with SMA are voicing concern over insurers'limiting reimbursement of nusinersen, which costs up to $750,000 a year.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Free NHS app helps cut patient waiting times
NHSquicker has been launched by the Health and Care IMPACT Network, a collaboration between the NHS across Devon and Cornwall and academics from the University of Exeter. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New FDA Web Page Has Latest Info on Best Antibiotic Choice New FDA Web Page Has Latest Info on Best Antibiotic Choice
A new FDA Web page will streamline how the agency updates information to help healthcare providers choose an appropriate antibiotic or antifungal agent for a patient ’ s infection. (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Horizon scanning future health and care demand for workforce skills in England
This briefing outlines the findings of a horizon scanning exercise, carried out by the Department of Health, which has informed workforce planning for the future health and care workforce and the skills needed to keep pace with changing health needs. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Screen and Intervene: Congenital Hearing Loss Screen and Intervene: Congenital Hearing Loss
Do universal hearing screening and early intervention improve language outcomes in children with bilateral hearing loss?Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

How an 'ugly,' unwanted weapon became the most popular rifle in America
AR-15 style rifles have been used in some of the most notorious mass killings in recent history: Aurora, Vegas, Texas, San Bernardino. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Endovascular Versus Open Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms Endovascular Versus Open Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
Dr Lowenfels comments on a report, published in Surgery, that compares the two procedures for AAA. What have we learned to date?Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news