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Getting alcohol from mom or dad doesn ’t prevent risky drinking
(Reuters Health) - Parents may be tempted to give teens an occasional taste of alcohol to teach responsible drinking habits, but a new study suggests this may have the opposite effect. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Risk-Benefit Tightrope for NOAC + DAPT Varies by ACS Type Risk-Benefit Tightrope for NOAC + DAPT Varies by ACS Type
The bleeding-vs-ischemic event balance favored one form of acute coronary syndrome when new oral anticoagulants were added to dual antiplatelet therapy in a meta-analysis of secondary prevention trials.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Treating the youngest opioid patients
Trying to cope with the rising numbers of affected infants, hospitals around the United States are taking a scattershot approach to treating the opioid epidemic's youngest patients. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

FDA Clears First Blood Test to Aid in Concussion Diagnosis FDA Clears First Blood Test to Aid in Concussion Diagnosis
The Banyan Brain Trauma Indicator may help reduce the need for CT scans and radiation exposure for patients suspected of having mild TBI.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

Vigilant Adherence to Celiac Diet Linked With Lower Quality of Life Vigilant Adherence to Celiac Diet Linked With Lower Quality of Life
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Psychosis Recovery Rates Greater Than Earlier Estimates Psychosis Recovery Rates Greater Than Earlier Estimates
The incidence rates of remission and recovery for adults after first-episode psychosis is much greater than earlier estimates, according to a new meta-analysis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Psychosis Remission Rates Greater Than Earlier Estimates Psychosis Remission Rates Greater Than Earlier Estimates
The incidence rates of remission and recovery for adults after first-episode psychosis is much greater than earlier estimates, according to a new meta-analysis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

WATCH: Ants Act As Medics, Treat Wounds Of Injured Nest-Mates
A new study, published on Wednesday in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B, describes how specific individuals in Matabele ant colonies will clean the wounds of injured ants.(Image credit: Erik T. Frank/Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg ) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Camila Domonoske Source Type: news

Trauma support may help low-income families earn more
(Reuters Health) - A federal assistance program designed to move low-income families toward financial independence comes up short – but results might improve if families also receive support that helps them deal with traumatic experiences, a new study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

New Hampshire bill targets soda on kids menus
New Hampshire restaurants would no longer be allowed to offer soda as a beverage choice for children's meals under a bill before a House committee (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

New drug could treat cold sores better than anything else
Scientists at the University of Illinois at Chicago have discovered that a drug effectively treats herpes in the eye and may treat all forms of the virus, offering a glimmer of hope to herpes sufferers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First blood test to help diagnose brain injuries gets US OK
The first blood test to help diagnose traumatic brain injuries has won U.S. government approval (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Minnesota renews push for tax on prescription opioids
(Reuters) - Citing rising opioid fatalities, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton on Wednesday announced a renewed legislative proposal to tax prescription opioid pills to help fund treatment. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

New Dutch law to make all adults organ donors unless they opt out
A new law would make all adults in the Netherlands organ donors -- unless they opt out of the system. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here's what Olympic athletes eat for breakfast
Team USA shipped hundreds of pounds to Pyeongchang, South Korea, to make sure athletes have sll of the fuel they need to win big at the 2018 Winter Olympics. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fewer Scientists Are Studying Insects. Here ’s Why That’s So Dangerous
In the summer of 2016, Jerome Goddard, a medical entomologist in Mississippi, received an email from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with a desperate ask. The agency was conducting an “urgent” search for insect scientists around the U.S. who could take up to a six-month paid leave from work to help the CDC fight the Zika outbreak in the U.S., and possibly respond to areas with local transmission if needed. “That’s how bad it is—they need to borrow someone,” says Goddard, an extension professor of medical entomology at Mississippi State University. “We can&...
Source: TIME: Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized healthytime public health Source Type: news

In light of Lena Dunham's decision to get hysterectomy, an endometriosis explainer
In light of Lena Dunham's hysterectomy, here's a brief explainer on endometriosis. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Declining U.S. fertility rates, and a "romantic reckoning"
New research shows a sharp drop in the number of babies born in the U.S. last year (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alcoholism in Spouse Directly, Markedly Raises Partner's Risk Alcoholism in Spouse Directly, Markedly Raises Partner's Risk
Alcohol use disorder in one spouse has a direct and substantial influence on the risk for alcoholism in their partner.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

The Training of Dr. Robot: Data Wave Hits Medical Care The Training of Dr. Robot: Data Wave Hits Medical Care
Algorithms and other technologies are moving from research labs to hospitals and clinics to predict and combat disease.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

First blood test to help diagnose brain injuries gets US OK
The first blood test to help diagnose traumatic brain injuries has won U.S. government approval (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

FDA approves J & J prostate cancer treatment
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved Johnson& Johnson's Erleada treatment for use with prostate cancer patients whose cancer has not spread but continues to grow despite hormone therapy. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is an intercostal muscle strain?
Learn all about intercostal muscle strain, when the muscles between the ribs are damaged. We look at the signs, causes, and treatment options here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Weight loss exercise: Seven reasons why cold weather workouts can benefit your health
WEIGHT loss through exercise can be difficult at this time of year with the shorter days and cooler temperatures, but working out in cold weather can actually benefit your health in a number of ways. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Italy court sends right-to-die case to Constitutional Court
A court in Milan has asked Italy's Constitutional Court to rule in the case of a right-to-die advocate who brought a well-known DJ to an assisted suicide clinic in Switzerland to die after he was paralyzed in a car crash (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Top EPA Science Adviser Has History Of Questioning Pollution Research
Michael Honeycutt, the top toxicologist for Texas, is the latest chair of the EPA's science advisory board. But some scientists warn his views align more with industry than with scientific consensus.(Image credit: David J. Phillip/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rebecca Hersher Source Type: news

The Latest: Marijuana case judge indicates he's sympathetic
The judge hearing a lawsuit challenging federal marijuana laws has indicated that he is sympathetic to some patients who use cannabis to treat medical conditions (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Speak Out Without Getting Into Trouble Speak Out Without Getting Into Trouble
Many physicians who work in large groups, hospitals, or healthcare organizations dislike some of the policies. How can they express their dissatisfaction without being labeled'disruptive'?Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Recall issued after Vancouver teen's allergic reaction to cookies with undeclared peanuts
Canada's food regulator has issued a recall for two products after a Vancouver teenager had a severe allergic reaction to cookies containing peanuts not listed as an ingredient on the label. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

FTC nominees open to tech probes, concerned about high drug prices
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Trade Commission should be open to investigating big tech firms like Google or Facebook if they use their power inappropriately and should create a drug pricing task force to identify unusual price increases, Joe Simons said at a hearing to consider his nomination to head the agency. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Shoppers seeking cannabis oil can buy on the high street
Holland& Barrett, which has 750 stores in the UK and Ireland, has announced it has seen a surge in sales since it began selling CBD oil in January. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lena Dunham reveals she had a hysterectomy in endometriosis battle
Lena Dunham has talked extensively about her struggle with endometriosis, and now the former "Girls" star has revealed she underwent a hysterectomy to try and end her pain. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could we have been better prepared for this flu season?
Former CDC director Tom Frieden says the "only thing predictable about flu is it's unpredictable" (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Digital divide persists with online portals for cancer patients
(Reuters Health) - Even as a growing number of cancer patients are setting up accounts for online access to medical charts, fewer people are actually logging on to look at their test results, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Cold Water Plunge a Natural Remedy for Postop Pain? Cold Water Plunge a Natural Remedy for Postop Pain?
A patient with constant postoperative intercostal neuralgia finds immediate, complete, and sustained relief after an open-water swim in cold water.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Valentine's Day: Managing the pressure
Americans have a love-hate relationship with Valentine's Day. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug Might Be Safer For Dementia Psychosis
British researchers say they may have found a medicine that helps ease symptoms of agitation in dementia patients, but in a much safer way. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles tripled in Europe in 2017, European CDC reports
Thirty European nations reported a total of 14,451 measles cases in 2017 -- more than three times the number reported in 2016, according to a new surveillance update from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, an agency of the European Union. There were 4,643 reported cases in 2016. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could Money Spent on Diabetes Medications Pay for Surgery? Could Money Spent on Diabetes Medications Pay for Surgery?
Those with obesity are more likely to stop taking glucose-lowering medication for diabetes 6 years after bariatric surgery than controls. Could money earmarked for drugs be redirected to pay for operations?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Girl, 6, is the second child to die of flu in New Jersey
Nevaeh Hernandez, 6, of North Bergen, New Jersey, died from the flu on Monday. Her father, who is in armed services and stationed in Germany, flew home after learning of her death. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First-grader dies of flu in Massachusetts
A 6-year-old girl in Haverhill, Massachusetts, is the first child in the state to die of flu this year, health officials say. Louisa Miller of CBS Boston station WBZ reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain scan, AI may help determine efficacy of OCD treatment
Researchers at UCLA have developed an AI system to predict whether patients with obsessive compulsive disorder can benefit from cognitive behavior therapy. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New York Surgeon Gets 13 Years in Prison for Medicare Fraud New York Surgeon Gets 13 Years in Prison for Medicare Fraud
A federal judge also ordered Syed Imran Ahmed, MD, to pay millions in restitution and fines. The court found he billed more than $85M for procedures he never performed and upped charges with a false code.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

World chief warns world is 'unprepared' for a pandemic
Dr Tedros Adhanom, director general of the WHO, claims the next outbreak will take a 'terrible toll' on human life. He made the claim at the World Government Summit in Dubai. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Expert pressed about risk in closing N.S. facilities for people with disabilities
A Nova Scotia government lawyer pressed an expert witness today over the risks of shifting people with intellectual disabilities out of institutional settings into the community, as a human rights inquiry entered its third day. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

6-year-old from Massachusetts dies from flu
The first-grader is the first flu-related child death in the state this year, officials say (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lena Dunham undergoes hysterectomy after chronic pain
The Girls star reveals the pain of endometriosis led her to have surgery to remove her womb. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is loneliness affecting your health?
BBC Radio 4 wants you to take part in an experiment on the extent and effects of loneliness (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cabozantinib Active in RAI-Refractory Thyroid Cancer Cabozantinib Active in RAI-Refractory Thyroid Cancer
Cabozantinib has shown activity in the treatment of radioactive iodine-refractory differentiated thyroid carcinoma and could offer an option in addition to sorafenib and lenvatinib.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Eating disorder hospital trips nearly DOUBLED over 6 years
Latest NHS figures reveal that the number of hospital admissions for eating disorders has doubled in the last six years, possibly due to inadequate care for sufferers outside at the community level (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news