Israel Likely to Allow Medical Cannabis Exports by Year-End - Senior MP Israel Likely to Allow Medical Cannabis Exports by Year-End - Senior MP
Israel will likely allow exports of medical cannabis by the end of the year, a top lawmaker said on Thursday, a move that would boost state coffers and slow the growing number of firms establishing farms abroad.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Legalizing Prostitution Lowers Violence and Disease, Report Says Legalizing Prostitution Lowers Violence and Disease, Report Says
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Diabetic amputations on the rise in the U.S.
(Reuters Health) - - A growing number of people with diabetes in the U.S. are losing toes and feet to the disease by the time they reach middle age, according to a study that suggests a reversal after years of progress against diabetes. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Trainee doctors at top US hospitals do NOT get doctor-recommended paid leave, report reveals
Only eight of the hospitals affiliated with America's top 12 medical schools have paid family or child leave for trainee doctors, but all of the schools have leave policies for faculty physicians, the study said. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Med School Diversity Increased After LCME Standards Implemented Med School Diversity Increased After LCME Standards Implemented
The percentage of matriculants at U.S. medical schools who are female, black or Hispanic has increased since the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) began requiring schools to take steps to increase diversity, new findings show.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Safer opioids needed to stem overdose epidemic, Canada's top doctor says
Canada's chief public health officer says the need to increase access to a "safer supply" of opioids is being reviewed with provinces and territories — a move encouraged by a number of public health experts. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Church of England Paves Way for Ceremonies to Welcome Trans People Church of England Paves Way for Ceremonies to Welcome Trans People
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

'We're fighting for our lives': Diabetic activists take on drug companies
Diabetic activists demand drug makers answer for sky-high insulin prices. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Later Start to School Brings Kids Better Grades
After a school district delayed the start time of secondary schools from 7:50 to 8:45, the students gained 35 minutes of daily sleep, felt less sleepy, improved their grades, and increased their attendance and punctuality. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Into the Fray: AHA's First Scientific Statement on Statin Safety Into the Fray: AHA's First Scientific Statement on Statin Safety
The benefits of statins outweigh the harms, the report asserts, which is likely to renew calls for the release of patient-level data from industry-sponsored statin trials for independent scrutiny.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Higher Eye Pressure After Anti-VEGF Therapy Needs More Attention Higher Eye Pressure After Anti-VEGF Therapy Needs More Attention
The elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) known to follow intravitreal injections of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) agents may persist in certain patients, according to a report by the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO).Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

EpiPens Less Effective After Heat Exposure EpiPens Less Effective After Heat Exposure
The epinephrine in emergency allergy shots like the EpiPen can deteriorate when exposed to heat, so they shouldn't be left in the car on a hot day, researchers warn.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes patches of dry skin?
Many common issues can cause patches of dry skin, including cold weather, allergies, and certain medical conditions, including eczema and psoriasis. In this article, we look at symptoms, treatments, and pictures of dry skin patches. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

How Yemen's war is killing children — no weapons necessary
Yussuf Adel, 3, escaped some of the fiercest fighting in Yemen's civil war, but he's not out of danger (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity is responsible for 4% of cancers in the world, global review reveals  
Curbing rates of obesity is a top pubic health priority, particularly as excess body weight drives up the rates of 13 different cancers in nations where diet and exercise is poor, a new Harvard study finds. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: VA hospitals outperform nearby healthcare facilities
With about nine million veterans throughout its system, U.S. Veterans Administration hospitals may deliver better medical care than other hospitals, according to a study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA sends warning to company at center of heart medication recall
The US Food and Drug Administration issued a warning letter to the Chinese maker of an ingredient in popular heart drugs, and said it continues to test the ingredient for a cancer-causing chemical. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kaiser cancels surgeries during mental health therapists ’ strike
Thousands of Kaiser Permanente mental health professionals started a weeklong strike Monday over staffing levels and pay (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain Stimulation of Novel Target Improves Depression Brain Stimulation of Novel Target Improves Depression
The lateral orbitofrontal cortex may be a promising new stimulation target for treatment of mood disorders.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Stomach bloating - three spices to add to you dinner for trapped wind pain
STOMACH bloating could be caused by eating certain foods in your diet, or by eating too much in one go. You could also be at risk of trapped wind pain and tummy aches by eating more of these spices. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kotex tampons recalled after reports of pieces left in bodies
Kimberly-Clark is recalling regular absorbency U by Kotex Sleek tampons in the United States and Canada after reports of the tampons unraveling or coming apart upon removal. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: HIV and a dry cough: What to know
A dry cough may be a symptom of HIV during the first few weeks after infection, or it may occur with an HIV complication. Learn about the link between a dry cough and HIV here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV and AIDS Source Type: news

Some Kotex tampons were unraveling inside people’s bodies. Kimberly-Clark just recalled them.
Some consumers also reported irritation, infections, injuries and abdominal pain among other issues, related to some U by Kotex Sleek Tampons. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Bever Source Type: news

Fetal Tissue Research Is Curtailed by Trump Administration
Studies that rely on tissue from aborted fetuses have pitted abortion critics against scientists who say the research helps millions of people. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DENISE GRADY Tags: Fetal tissue Abortion National Institutes of Health Research Health and Human Services Department Brett Giroir Source Type: news

Doctors' stethoscopes are 'loaded' with bacteria including hospital superbug MRSA, study warns  
All 40 of the stethoscopes examined in a new University of Pennsylvania study were riddled with bacteria that cause hospital-associated infections, including the deadly MRSA bug. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Self-weighing, self-awareness may prevent holiday weight gain
(Reuters Health) - - A brief program that encouraged people to track their weight and to be mindful of the excess energy in every holiday cookie or cup of nog seems to have helped participants get through the holiday season without gaining weight. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Weight Loss Surgery Carries 'Easy Way Out' Stigma
Almost 40 percent of nearly a thousand people surveyed in a new study thought weight loss surgery (or "bariatric surgery") was this kind of lazy, quick fix for weight loss. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How the Mediterranean Diet Can Help Women's Hearts
Modest changes in known heart disease risk factors, particularly those relating to inflammation, glucose metabolism and insulin resistance, contribute to the long-term benefit of a Mediterranean diet, researchers said. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Just How Clean Is That Stethoscope?
All stethoscopes examined were significantly contaminated with a large number and extensive variety of bacteria, including some that can cause health care-associated infections, the study found. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity Causes Nearly 1 in 25 Cancers Worldwide
The study found that in 2015, about 4 million deaths were attributable to excess body weight. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AFM Has Doctors, Families Trying 'Whatever Works'
The number of AFM cases confirmed in the United States this week hit a record high of 158 in 36 states. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Yemen ’s war is killing children – no weapons necessary
Three-year-old Yussuf Adel escaped some of the fiercest fighting in Yemen's civil war, but he's not out of danger (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parkinson’s disease - 50p snack you should add to your shopping list to relieve symptoms
PARKINSON ’S disease symptoms include slow movement, tremors and muscle stiffness. You could lower your risk of the neurodegenerative brain condition’s signs by adding this cheap snack to your daily diet. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Should Flu Vaccine Be Mandatory for Medical Staff? Should Flu Vaccine Be Mandatory for Medical Staff?
Vaccination rates for clinicians and other staff have plateaued in recent years despite more organizations making them a requirement.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Vaccines group plots path through conflict, instability, epidemics
- More children worldwide are now immunized against killer diseases but the task has become harder due to conflicts, epidemics, urbanization and migration, the head of a global vaccine group said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The Little-Known Way Pharma Companies Hook People On Their Costly Drugs
Kip Burgess was relieved last year when pharmaceutical giant Amgen overnighted him a $2,976 check to help pay for his go-to arthritis drug, Enbrel. The 36-year-old psychologist had run into an increasingly common problem: The copay coupon sent by Amgen couldn’t cover the drug’s more than $4,000 monthly price. “Nothing in the world gives me more anxiety than just getting my medication,” Burgess said. “There’s nothing you can do but beg.” Panicked, Burgess had called Amgen and pleaded for help. The drugmaker sent him the check after he provided a credit card statement and an explanat...
Source: TIME: Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sarah Jane Tribble / Kaiser Health News Tags: Uncategorized Drugs Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Missed periods and ovarian cancer
Most causes of missed or irregular periods are not serious. However, less commonly, a missed period can be a sign of ovarian cancer. Early detection and treatment of this type of cancer can improve a person ’s outlook. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ovarian Cancer Source Type: news

Fentanyl Now the No. 1 Opioid OD Killer
According to the DEA, fentanyl is added to heroin to increase its potency, or is disguised as highly potent heroin. Although many drug users think they are buying heroin, they don't know they're buying fentanyl. Because of its potency, overdose deaths can occur. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opioid maker Insys paid physician assistant kickbacks, U.S. jury hears
A former physician assistant in New Hampshire put his own greed ahead of medical obligations by taking kickbacks from Insys Therapeutics Inc to prescribe patients its highly addictive fentanyl spray, a federal prosecutor said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Holidays may be hazardous time to leave hospital
Reduced staffing and lack of follow-up care may play a role in higher death rates, researchers say (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The global map of dementia: Scientists reveal the memory-robbing disorder has skyrocketed by 117%
Scientists from the National Research University Higher School of Economics in Moscow warn dementia rates may double from 43.8million in 2016 to 100million by 2050. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cuba health mystery: Diplomats had inner-ear damage early on
Doctors: American diplomats affected by mysterious health incidents in Cuba showed damage in the inner ear shortly after they complained of weird noises and sensations. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

McDonald's has a plan to reduce antibiotics in beef
McDonald's says it will reduce the use of antibiotics in its beef around the world. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hawaii is named the healthiest state in America and Louisiana is the worst
A new report from the United Health Foundation has found that America's obesity rate has reached its highest level ever, increasing five percent in 2018 from the previous year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

It was NOT just hysteria: Cuba sonic attack victims WERE exposed to something
A team at the University of Miami who examined 35 of the diplomats who were affected by the sonic attack published a new paper today, saying there was nothing inconsistent about their symptoms. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Minnesota lawmakers discuss reining in soaring insulin costs
Minnesota lawmakers are considering steps they could take to rein in the soaring cost of insulin, which one couple says has become so expensive that their diabetic son could no longer afford it and died (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Cockroach warning - signs you’ve been bitten and have an infestation
COCKROACH bites can cause skin irritation and swellings, and they can be dangerous. But what symptoms and signs should you be looking out for that you ’ve got a cockroach infestation? This is how to get rid of cockroaches, and where you’re most likely to be bitten. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women after child birth face greater risk of breast cancer, study says
Women who recently gave birth have an 80 percent higher risk of developing breast cancer than women in the same age group who haven't, according to a recent study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New drug overtakes heroin as No. 1 opioid killer
New report says overdose deaths involving fentanyl have more than doubled each year since 2013 (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do You Routinely Recommend the Flu Vaccine to Your Patients? Do You Routinely Recommend the Flu Vaccine to Your Patients?
The flu inoculation is among the most refused or requested on an alternate schedule.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news