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Christmas party warning: Eat THIS for breakfast to CURE a hangover
CHRISTMAS party season is upon us, and it is likely to be accompanied by a spike in hangovers. However, eating eggs for breakfast can cure one, says an expert. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. appeals court vacates conviction of drug distributor over Botox
(Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday vacated the conviction of the owner of a wholesale drug distributor accused of selling authentic Botox and other drugs with foreign labels, dealing another setback to the government, which has struggled at times to successfully prosecute similar such cases. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Haemophilia patient: How gene therapy has changed my life
How pioneering gene therapy has given a haemophilia patient a new lease of life. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is size important when it comes to wine glasses?
If your wine was served in a smaller glass, would you drink less of it? (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nurses Have High Satisfaction Rates, but Decry Lack of Respect Nurses Have High Satisfaction Rates, but Decry Lack of Respect
Medscape's annual survey found that more nurses were seeking career paths that helped them balance their work and home lives.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing News Source Type: news

Haemophilia A trial results 'mind-blowing'
Doctors use gene therapy to correct the defect that causes haemophilia A. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pfizer's second biosimilar of J & J's Remicade wins U.S. FDA approval
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Pfizer Inc's second biosimilar to Johnson& Johnson's blockbuster rheumatoid arthritis drug, Remicade, the company said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Seasonal flu kills more globally than previously thought: U.S. study
CHICAGO (Reuters) - As many as 646,000 people are dying globally from seasonal influenza each year, U.S. health officials said on Wednesday, a rise from earlier assessments of the disease's death toll. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Fentanyl test strips could lead to false sense of security, Health Canada warns
Fentanyl test strips don't always detect the presence of the deadly opioid and could give drug users a false sense of security, Health Canada is warning. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Joe Biden Comforts Meghan McCain in Heartfelt Exchange on ‘ The View ’
“ One of the things that gave Beau courage, my word, was John, ” Mr. Biden told a tearful Ms. McCain. Her father, John McCain, has the same form of cancer that killed his son Beau. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MAYA SALAM Tags: Biden, Joseph R III McCain, John Meghan McCain The View (TV Program) Cancer United States Politics and Government Health Insurance and Managed Care Republican Party Democratic Party Source Type: news

Bumper crop of new drugs fails to lift big pharma R & D returns
LONDON (Reuters) - It is shaping up to be a bumper year for drug approvals, with U.S. officials clearing twice as many novel medicines as in 2016, yet returns on research investment at leading pharmaceutical companies are down. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Girl, 3, makes miracle recovery before pulling the plug
Lacey Jane Ayers, three, was in a car accident on Saturday while coming home from Christmas shopping in Russellville, Alabama with her mother, father and two-month old brother. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

California fires have exposed 1.6m people to lethal smoke
Five fires in California have scorched over 230,000 acres of land in the state, but the effects of smoke inhalation extend far beyond the blazes, endangering more than a million people. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smoke exposure from California fires could kill some
Five fires in California have scorched over 230,000 acres of land in the state, but the effects of smoke inhalation extend far beyond the blazes, endangering more than a million people. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Seasonal Flu Deaths More Common Worldwide Than Expected Seasonal Flu Deaths More Common Worldwide Than Expected
A new CDC study shows that up to 646,000 people a year worldwide die from seasonal influenza-related respiratory illnesses, with some groups and regions hit harder than others.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Ohio passes law barring abortion over Down syndrome diagnosis
CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Women in Ohio would be prohibited from receiving abortions because of a fetal Down syndrome diagnosis under a bill that passed the state senate on Wednesday and is heading to Republican Governor John Kasich ’s desk. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Can the Weather Make Bones and Joints Ache?
A new study concludes that changes in the weather do not bring on pain. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Weather Bones Joints (Body Part) Rain Source Type: news

U.S. study sheds light on how Zika causes nerve disorder
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A new study sheds light on how the mosquito-borne Zika virus causes a rare neurological condition, and the findings could have implications for companies working on Zika vaccines, U.S. researchers said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

McCain hospitalized for side effects of cancer treatment, office says
Earlier in the day, McCain's daughter, Meghan, tearfully interviewed former Vice President Joe Biden, whose son Beau died from the same cancer, glioblastoma (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AP PHOTOS: Poverty and addiction grip Los Angeles' Skid Row
AP PHOTOS: Poverty and addiction grip Skid Row area of downtown Los Angeles (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Could ultrasound scans detect breast cancer?
A new type of ultrasound scan is being tested to see if it's as effective as mammograms in detecting breast cancer, especially in women with dense breast tissue. CBS News' Danielle Nottingham reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Radiation Ablation of VT: Dramatic Results in Small Series Radiation Ablation of VT: Dramatic Results in Small Series
Noninvasive compared with RF ablation, it nearly abolished VT in five patients with massive VT burdens when other treatments failed. More research is needed, but it's"pretty darned exciting," says an expert.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

4 Winter Solstice Rituals From Around the World
Thousands of people around the globe will herald the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, with centuries-old rituals like soaking in fruit-filled baths and dressing up as a devilish folklore legend that punishes naughty children around Christmas. The solstice, which falls on Dec. 21 this year, marks the first day of winter. It starts the moment the Northern Hemisphere is pointed at its farthest distance from the sun. The winter solstice is considered a turning point in the year in many cultures. The sacred day is also called Yule to pagans celebrating the birth of the new solar year, ac...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melissa Chan Tags: Uncategorized onetime winter solstice Source Type: news

A ‘ Game Changer ’ for Patients With Irregular Heart Rhythm
Rapid, erratic heartbeats — called ventricular tachycardia — can lead to sudden death. An experimental radiation treatment has eased the condition in five patients. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GINA KOLATA Tags: Defibrillators Heart Radiation Medical Devices Source Type: news

HealthWatch: New Treatment To Help Kids With Multiple Food Allergies
BOSTON (CBS) – Doctors may soon have a new option to treat kids with multiple food allergies. Researchers at Stanford University studied 48 children between the ages of 4 and 15 who have allergies to more than one food. They found that more than 80% of those treated with a combination of an asthma drug, Xolair, and an oral medication which helps block the body’s immune response, were able to eat at least two grams of two or more foods to which they were allergic. The allergies included milk, eggs, wheat, soy, peanuts and tree nuts. About 30% percent of people with food allergies are allergic to more than on...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Food Allergies Source Type: news

Healthiest parents struggle to save kids from fatty foods
Children experience a huge increase in dangerous central body fat if they spend at least two years in a school with unhealthy foods, according to a Concordia University researcher. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

3 Reasons Why California's Fire Risk Won't Dampen Anytime Soon
The Thomas Fire, the fifth largest wildfire in California history, is a harbinger of things to come in the West.(Image credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kirk Siegler Source Type: news

Bill banning Down syndrome abortions heads to Ohio governor
Ohio lawmakers have taken a major step toward making it a crime for a doctor to perform an abortion based on a diagnosis of Down syndrome (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Addiction, mental illness complicate help for the homeless
Everett, Washington, is deploying teams of social workers and police officers to connect services to the hardcore homeless living in the woods, in cars or on the streets (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Nearby Fracking Linked to Low Birth Weights
Newborn babies face a greater risk of health problems if they live close to a "fracking" site, a new large-scale study contends. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Addiction, mental illness complicate help for the homeless
Everett, Washington, is deploying teams of social workers and police officers to connect services to the hardcore homeless living in the woods, in cars or on the streets. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Ex-NFL star Larry Johnson believes he has CTE
Former Kansas City Chief Larry Johnson, 38, told The Washington Post that he suffers from anxiety, paranoia and self-destructive impulses that he calls 'demons' due to CTE. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Variations in Aortic Root Anatomy Could Influence TAVR Outcomes Variations in Aortic Root Anatomy Could Influence TAVR Outcomes
Individual variations in the membranous septum and in the rotation of the aortic root could have implications for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Hearing Loss May Be a Risk Factor for Dementia Hearing Loss May Be a Risk Factor for Dementia
Older adults who develop hearing loss may more likely to experience dementia and cognitive decline than their counterparts without hearing problems, a research review suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Anti-smoking posters may make teens want to smoke more
Behavioral scientists at RAND Corporation who conducted the study said they believe it could be a defensive reaction from teens who don't want to be told what to do. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers test ultrasound to detect breast cancer
If proven to be effective, the new type of scans could eventually be used in addition to annual mammograms (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer scammers face new arrest after skipping sentencing
An arrest warrant has been issued for a New York couple who fraudulently pocketed thousands of dollars in donations for a 5-year-old boy with cancer and then missed a court sentencing (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Post-TAVI Heart-Failure Readmissions Common, Hard to Predict Post-TAVI Heart-Failure Readmissions Common, Hard to Predict
A new study finds a strong link between CHF readmissions after transcatheter aortic-valve implantation and mortality but no easy answers on how to avert it.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Is Spice Rack Staple Turmeric a Health Star?
The common spice, found in many Indian dishes, has properties that can help fight cancer and inflammation, researchers say. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Head and neck cancer survivors have long-lasting cognitive problems
(Reuters Health) - 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. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Ritalin During Pregnancy May Raise Risk of Heart Defect in Baby
A new study found a small increased risk of having a baby with a heart defect if Ritalin/Concerta  (methylphenidate) was taken by the mother-to-be. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Should You Tell Elderly Patients to Stop Driving? Should You Tell Elderly Patients to Stop Driving?
Should physicians be responsible for telling elderly drivers that they should no longer be driving? What alternatives are there for patients who still want to remain mobile?Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

City forms team to target its most vulnerable homeless
The chronically homeless population in Everett, Washington, has more than doubled in two years, even as the city added supportive housing (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

A baby was born with her heart outside her body — and survived
Immediately after Vanellope Hope Wilkins was born, she was put in sterile plastic to protect her heart — which was beating outside her tiny chest. It was a moment that her parents, Dean Wilkins and Naomi Findlay, had hoped for but were not certain would actually come — a moment in which their baby girl would come into the world, and live. […]Related:‘Phenomenal’ trial results may lead to a treatment for Huntington’s disease, experts sayTrump reportedly drinks 12 cans of Diet Coke each day. Is that healthy?New CDC head faces questions about financial co...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

City forms team to target its most vulnerable homeless
The chronically homeless population in Everett, Washington, has more than doubled in two years, even as the city added supportive housing (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Early Probiotics to Prevent Eczema or Asthma? No Luck So Far Early Probiotics to Prevent Eczema or Asthma? No Luck So Far
A promising strategy doesn't pan out, but is this the final word on probiotics to prevent childhood atopic disease?Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

' Stepping Back From the Hype': A Critical Look at NGS'Stepping Back From the Hype': A Critical Look at NGS
In the absence of clinical data to guide treatment decisions, oncologists should question whether identifying more tumor targets is inherently better, argues Dr Jack West.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Precepting NP Students -- Who Needs It? We All Do Precepting NP Students -- Who Needs It? We All Do
Tom Bartol finds that he learns as much from student NPs as they learn from him.Medscape Nurses (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Viewpoint Source Type: news

WATCH: Joe Biden speaks with Meghan McCain about his late son Beau's battle with cancer
Biden discussed his family's journey dealing with the illness and death of his son. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: theview Source Type: news

New Hypertension Guideline: A Case of Guideline Creep? New Hypertension Guideline: A Case of Guideline Creep?
The new ACC/AHA guidelines for hypertension lowered the threshold for a diagnosis of hypertension. Are these changes justified?Georgetown University Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news