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1 in 4 children has not swum in the seas around Britain
A Keep Britain Tidy survey of 2,000 parents revealed that 18 per cent of children have not visited a British beach. Families are mainly put off by the weather, followed by the cleanliness of the beach. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctor-Couple Communication During ART Visits Doctor-Couple Communication During ART Visits
This study used video-recorded sessions to explore communication characteristics between physician and couples during ART visits. How do demographic and clinical variables impact communication?Human Reproduction (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Rescue Stenting for Failed Mechanical Thrombectomy Rescue Stenting for Failed Mechanical Thrombectomy
Recanalization failure effects nearly 30% of patients receiving mechanical thrombectomy for acute ischemic stroke. Is rescue stenting an effective strategy for these patients?Stroke (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

The Cost of Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy The Cost of Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy
In this article, the economic value of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy among women with early-stage unilateral breast cancer is explored.Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

T Helper 17.1 Cells Associate With MS Disease Activity T Helper 17.1 Cells Associate With MS Disease Activity
The findings of this study suggest a strong rationale for more specific and earlier use of T cell-targeted therapy in multiple sclerosis.Brain (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Geriatric Assessment for Older Patients With Cancer Geriatric Assessment for Older Patients With Cancer
Not only can a geriatric assessment evaluate medical, psychosocial, and functional problems in older patients with cancer, it can also predict toxicity and guide interventions.Journal of Oncology Practice (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Adherence to CDC Recommendations for Uncomplicated Gonorrhea Adherence to CDC Recommendations for Uncomplicated Gonorrhea
Are clinicians following CDC-recommended guidelines for treating uncomplicated gonorrhea? It may depend on the setting.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

A New Era of Proactive Melanoma Therapy: Hit Hard, Hit Early A New Era of Proactive Melanoma Therapy: Hit Hard, Hit Early
This editorial discusses the ramifications of three recent, pivotal melanoma trials of targeted and immunotherapies.The British Journal of Dermatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Poor Adult Care and Outcome of CHD After Pediatric Treatment Poor Adult Care and Outcome of CHD After Pediatric Treatment
Recent studies suggest that non-specialized care in adulthood may undermine the positive results of congenital heart disease care during childhood.European Heart Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Bowel cancer symptoms: Add this popular £1 fruit to your diet to slash risk of disease
BOWEL cancer symptoms are not always easy to spot as they can be mistaken for less serious health conditions. But you can help prevent the disease from developing in the first place by making some simple changes to your diet. Increasing your fibre intake is just of the things you can do. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US births hit a 30-year low, despite good economy
Last year saw the lowest number of U.S. births in 30 years, with birth rates declining not only for women in their teens and 20s but also women in their 30s (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Men ’ s depression may lower chances for pregnancy in couples, NIH study suggests
Women having trouble getting pregnant sometimes try yoga, meditation or mindfulness, and some research suggests that psychological stress may affect infertility. But what about men: Does their mental state affect a couple's ability to conceive? The latest research on this subject was published Thursday in the journal Fertility and Sterility and suggests that a link between mental health […]Related:CDC comes close to an all-clear on romaine lettuce as E. coli outbreak nears historic levelSurrogate mothers ask Supreme Court to stop ‘exploitation’ of women and babiesMore men with low-risk pro...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Depression in men may lower chances for pregnancy, NIH study suggests
Women having trouble getting pregnant sometimes try yoga, meditation or mindfulness, and some research suggests that psychological stress may affect infertility. But what about men: Does their mental state affect a couple's ability to conceive? The latest research on this subject was published Thursday in the journal Fertility and Sterility and suggests that a link between mental health […]Related:CDC comes close to an all-clear on romaine lettuce as E. coli outbreak nears historic levelSurrogate mothers ask Supreme Court to stop ‘exploitation’ of women and babiesMore men with low-risk pro...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hay fever symptoms: Using nasal spray for more than three days can have this side effect
HAY FEVER symptoms often include sneezing and coughing, itchy red or watery eyes, and an itchy throat, mouth, nose and ears. Nasal sprays are a popular form of treatment to remedy a runny or blocked nose, but using it for more than three days can have side effects. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This May Be a First: Exploding Vape Pen Kills a Florida Man
The authorities said the man, 35, died of a “ projectile wound to the head. ” It could be the first death attributed to vaping products in the United States. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JACEY FORTIN Tags: E-Cigarettes D'Elia, Tallmadge Deaths (Fatalities) St Petersburg (Fla) Smoking and Tobacco Burns Source Type: news

Vape Pen Explosion Kills a Man in Florida
The authorities said the man, 35, died of a “ projectile wound to the head. ” It could be the first death attributed to vaping products in the country. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JACEY FORTIN Tags: E-Cigarettes D'Elia, Tallmadge Deaths (Fatalities) St Petersburg (Fla) Smoking and Tobacco Burns Source Type: news

Vape Pen Explodes, Killing a Man in Florida
The authorities said the man, 35, died of a “ projectile wound to the head. ” It could be the first death attributed to vaping products in the country. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JACEY FORTIN Tags: E-Cigarettes Deaths (Fatalities) St Petersburg (Fla) Tallmadge DElia Smoking and Tobacco Burns Source Type: news

Nonopioid drug approved by FDA for opioid withdrawal symptons
Two-thirds of drug overdose deaths in 2016 involved opioids, mostly fentanyl, heroin and prescription painkillers (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

E-Cigarette Explodes, Killing a Man in Florida
The authorities said the man, 35, died of a “ projectile wound to the head. ” It could be the first death attributed to vaping products in the country. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JACEY FORTIN Tags: E-Cigarettes Deaths (Fatalities) St Petersburg (Fla) Tallmadge DElia Smoking and Tobacco Burns Source Type: news

House OKs expansion of private care at VA, budget crisis fix
House votes to give veterans more freedom to see doctors outside the Veterans Affairs health system (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Former USC doctor accused of inappropriately touching students
Complaints about Dr. George Tyndall, a gynecologist for students at the University of Southern California, went back decades. Now, the university is acknowledging them. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vape pen explosion pierces Florida man's cranium killing him
The Florida man's death is believed to be the first in the US caused by a vape pen. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia exercise programmes 'don't slow brain decline'
Gym exercise programmes for people with mild to moderate dementia "don't work", researchers say. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia patients 'abandoned' by system
Thousands of people with the condition are ending up in hospital unnecessarily because of inadequate support, a charity says. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patients 'could have been harmed' after Capita outsourcing
Support services run by Capita have been "well below" acceptable standards, a watchdog says. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

With extended bid, IHH back in race for Fortis
IHH ’s offer to invest up to Rs 7,400 crore in Fortis for over 50% stake is now valid until May 29, the company told the Malaysian stock exchange on Thursday. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

After Manipal-TPG, IHH jumps back into race for Fortis Healthcare
IHH's offer to infuse up to Rs7,400 crore into Fortis and acquire over 50% stake in the company is now valid until May 29, the company told the Malaysian stock exchange on Thursday. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)
(Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deeply disturbed by bid process run by Fortis board: Shivinder Singh
In his letter, Singh said it was reasonable for bidders to want to carry out due diligence as the company and its promoters were facing various probes. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Congo health minister says Ebola outbreak in "new phase" after urban case
KINSHASA (Reuters) - Congo Health Minister Oly Ilunga Kalenga late on Wednesday said in a statement that the country's Ebola outbreak had entered "a new phase" after a case of the virus was detected in the northwest city of Mbandaka, with a population of about 1 million people. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The heart operation Megan Markle's father underwent
Past president of the American Heart Association, Dr Sidney Smith, MD, told Daily Mail Online how stents work, when they are placed, and why a patient might need three stents at once. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Netflix series 13 Reasons Why season 2 has content warnings
Season two of 13 Reasons Why returns for a second season this week. The show will now come with warnings about suicide-related content that psychologists say its first season should have had. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes blood test 'could mean end to daily insulin jabs'
Doctors in Edinburgh say a simple blood test has identified previously unrecognised variations in Type 1 diabetes. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vermont positioned for cheaper Canadian prescription drugs
Vermont has become the first state to create a program to import more affordable prescription drugs from Canada, but it's not clear whether it will happen because it needs federal approval and the White House has not endorsed it (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

FDA approves 1st nonopioid drug to ease withdrawal symptoms
FDA approves 1st nonopioid treatment to ease withdrawal symptoms (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

WHO Issues Its First List of Essential Diagnostic Tests WHO Issues Its First List of Essential Diagnostic Tests
The Essential Diagnostics List is a catalogue of the tests needed to diagnose the most common conditions as well as a number of global"priority" diseases.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

CDC comes close to an all-clear on romaine lettuce as E. coli outbreak nears historic level
It's unlikely that anyone currently has edible romaine lettuce that's contaminated with the toxic strain of E. coli bacteria sickening people nationwide since March. That was the message Wednesday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and if not exactly a thundering signal of “all clear,” it's pretty close. Romaine lettuce has a shelf life of […]Related:Surrogate mothers ask Supreme Court to stop ‘exploitation’ of women and babiesMore men with low-risk prostate cancer are forgoing aggressive treatmentEbola has infected dozens so far in Congo, killing 19, WHO says (Sou...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Judge to decide Florida ban on smokable medical marijuana
A Florida circuit court judge will soon decide if patients approved to use medical marijuana will be allowed to smoke it (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

House OKs expansion of private care at VA, fix budget crisis
House votes to give veterans more freedom to see doctors outside the Veterans Affairs health system (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

FDA says harvest season over for E. coli-linked romaine lettuce
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Wednesday the harvest season for romaine lettuce, linked to the multi-state E. coli outbreak, was over and it was unlikely that it was still available in stores due to its 21-day shelf life. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Where your hair extensions come from
Aye Aye Thein, 55, cuts hair for a living at Insein market in the north of Yangon, Myanmar's largest city. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Laurel or Yanny? What We Heard From the Experts
It began as a vocabulary word recording. The rest is viral internet history. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MAYA SALAM and DANIEL VICTOR Tags: Ears and Hearing Audio Recordings, Downloads and Streaming Reddit Inc Social Media yanny laurel Source Type: news

Women had fewer babies in 2017 than they have in the last 40 years
The American fertility rate hit its lowest point in the last four decades in 2017, new CDC data has revealed. Women had an average of just 1.76 children, driven by drops in teenage pregnancy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Any doctor on board? US surgeon general gives aid on plane
Is there a doctor on board? No less than the U.S. surgeon general steps forward to help with medical emergency aboard a commercial flight (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Better Responses to Immunotherapy in Men Better Responses to Immunotherapy in Men
When patients with advanced solid tumors are treated with immune checkpoint inhibitors, only men get double the survival benefits seen with standard cancer therapies.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Obese people are more likely to smoke due to 'addictive' genes drawing them to nicotine
Researchers from the International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, found that for every 4.6kg/m2 increase in BMI, the risk of being a smoker rises by up to 19 per cent, which may be due to DNA. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Roche immunotherapy combination increases lung cancer survival - study
(Reuters) - Roche's immunotherapy Tecentriq, given with its older drug Avastin and chemotherapy, improved survival of advanced lung cancer patients by about 30 percent over the combination without Tecentriq, according to interim results of a late stage trial released on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Stroke risk could be cut by adding anti-clot drug to aspirin, study finds
Stroke risk may be cut by adding aspirin to daily medicine, study finds (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Low Dose of CBD Liquid Eases Epilepsy Seizures
Although CBD oil has become a trendy cure-all, treatment of epilepsy is the only use that has garnered significant scientific evidence supporting its usefulness. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Too Few Smokers Get Lifesaving Lung Cancer Tests
Still, guidelines issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force in 2013 say smokers between the ages of 55 and 80 -- whose habit amounts to a pack-a-day for 30 years and otherwise show no symptoms of disease -- should get new low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) screening. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news