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Science's Journey From Data To Truth
There's more to the scientific method than what you learn in high school: Scientists argue with each other, too, and the participation of nature, whose say is absolute, is key, says Adam Frank.(Image credit: NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Adam Frank Source Type: news

Austria to drop impending smoking ban, bucking Western trend
VIENNA (Reuters) - While much of the West has barred smoking in restaurants and bars, Austria's impending ban is set to be stubbed out. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Soy reduces side effects of breast cancer treatment
Soy milk, tofu and edamame can help symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats, found Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center in Washington. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A 12 Diet Cokes-a-day habit like Trump's is worth changing
President Donald Trump downs a dozen Diet Cokes each day, The New York Times reported this weekend. His love of the bubbly beverage is shared by many Americans and at least one of his predecessors. President Bill Clinton was frequently photographed with a can in his hand and reportedly placed a Diet Coke -- along with a now-outdated cell phone and other items -- in a time capsule at his official presidential library. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

YouTube star Angry Grandpa dies aged 67 of cirrhosis
Charles Marvin Green Jr., also known as Angry Grandpa, of Summerville, South Carolina, died on Sunday five months after being diagnosed with cirrhosis, his son Michael announced. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New York man, 32, diagnosed with largest heart tumor ever
Jake Cohen, 32, had suffered burning chest pains for years. Doctors at Columbia University Medical Center found a tumor the size of a tennis ball in the New Yorker's heart. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Children likely to be epileptic if their mum has arthritis
Children are also three times as likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis in later life if their mother had the agonising condition, claim researchers at Odense University Hospital in Denmark (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New CDC head faces questions about financial conflicts of interest
ATLANTA — After five months in office, President Trump’s new director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been unable to divest financial holdings that pose potential conflicts of interest, hindering her ability to fully perform her job. Brenda Fitzgerald, 71, who served as the Georgia public health commissioner until her appointment to the […]Related:Surge in gun sales after Sandy Hook led to spike in accidental gun deaths, study saysA mother got the flu from her children — and was dead two days laterGene therapy makes a big advance treating hemophilia B blood disorder (Sour...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug trial shows promising results in Huntington's disease fight
For the first time, an experimental drug has reduced levels of the toxic protein that causes Huntington's disease in humans. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opioid painkiller prescriptions may run in families
Reuters Health - When one person in a household gets prescribed opioids, the other people who live with them are more likely to get their own prescriptions for these narcotic painkillers, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Poor Screening Adherence May Worsen Breast Cancer Outcomes Poor Screening Adherence May Worsen Breast Cancer Outcomes
Women who forgo mammography screening may comply less to breast cancer treatment and may have worse outcomes, suggest two European studies, which also found that rates of screening may be falling.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Study Recommends Complete Ban On Window Blinds With Cords
CHICAGO (AP) — Children’s injuries and deaths from window blinds have not stalled despite decades of safety concerns, according to a new U.S. study that recommends a complete ban on blinds with cords. Nearly 17,000 young children were hurt by window blinds between 1990 and 2015, and though most injuries were minor, almost 300 died, the study shows. Most deaths occurred when children became entangled or strangled by the cords. Image credit: CBS News Injuries continued even after manufacturers adopted voluntary safety standards including warning labels. The industry now has a plan in the works to make cordless bl...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Local TV Source Type: news

Vigorous Exercise May Help Slow Parkinson's Disease
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Exercise and Physical Fitness, Parkinson's Disease (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Air Pollution a Threat to A Fetus?
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Air Pollution, Birth Defects, Fetal Health and Development (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Could this software diagnose fetal alcohol spectrum disorders?
Diagnosing certain types of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder remains challenging. A new study shows that facial recognition software may improve accuracy. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics / Children's Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Cervical ectropion: What you need to know
Cervical ectropion is a condition where cells from inside the cervix form a red, inflamed patch on the outside the cervix. Learn more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Women's Health / Gynecology Source Type: news

Evidence Mounts for Myocardial Injury After Noncardiac Surgery Evidence Mounts for Myocardial Injury After Noncardiac Surgery
A new study finds myocardial injury is present in one out of seven noncardiac surgeries and is associated with an increased mortality risk independent of symptoms.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

What Does an Anxiety Disorder Feel Like? Here Are 4 Signs You May Have a Problem
If 2.6 billion people were suffering from an illness, you’d think we’d all be more familiar with it. That figure represents 33.7% of the population of the world, after all. It also represents the share of that population that will at some point experience an anxiety disorder, according to the National Institutes of Health. For those billions, the experience of clinical anxiety can range from a persistent fretfulness, distractedness and a sort of whole-body clenching, to the paralytic crisis of a full-blown panic attack. All of it feels lousy; all of it is a state you race to escape — which typically only ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized anxiety disorder behavior health OCD psychology PTSD Source Type: news

News Analysis: Birth Control Pills Protect Against Cancer, Too
A small increased risk of breast cancer among women using hormonal contraceptives may be more than offset by the pills ’ protective effects. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Women and Girls Breast Cancer Birth Control and Family Planning Hormones Estrogen Pregnancy and Childbirth Source Type: news

More Younger Women Opting for Bilateral Mastectomy More Younger Women Opting for Bilateral Mastectomy
Rates of bilateral mastectomy for breast cancer are increasing regardless of the success of chemotherapy, particularly in younger and white women and in those with private/managed health insurance.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Londoners given GP access over weekends and evenings
An extra 75,000 appointments are available across the capital each month. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Relaxation Techniques to Reduce Stress
If your hectic lifestyle has got you down, WebMD's experts say relaxation techniques can bring you back into balance -- some in 5 minutes or less. Here's what to try. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CanniMed asks Canadian regulators to intervene in hostile Aurora bid
(Reuters) - Medical marijuana company CanniMed Therapeutics Inc has asked Canadian regulators to intervene as it seeks to prevent a hostile takeover by bigger rival Aurora Cannabis Inc. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Recall Alert: Portable Generator Can Catch Fire
About 4,500 generators are being recalled. There have been several reports of the generators catching fire, although no injuries have been reported. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Physicians to Congress: Don ’t Let Sequestration Scrooge Medicare
Texas physicians are urging Congress to prevent the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act currently being reconciled in the U.S. House and Senate from slashing Medicare. (Source: TMA News Room)
Source: TMA News Room - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Baby milk maker orders global recall over salmonella fears
Lactalis and French authorities have ordered the worldwide recall after 26 infants became sick this month (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PAY mothers to breastfeed
The new study of 10,000 new mothers, undertaken by researchers at Sheffield and Dundee universities, may help encourage more mothers in the UK to breastfeed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Modest Weight Loss Cuts Postmenopausal Breast Cancer Risk Modest Weight Loss Cuts Postmenopausal Breast Cancer Risk
Women who lose just 5% of their body weight after the menopause may experience a significant reduction in their risk of developing breast cancer vs women with stable weight, say US researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Paying mothers incentivises breastfeeding, study finds
More than 10,000 new mums were offered up to £200 in shopping vouchers as encouragement to breastfeed. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Three hard workouts a week may delay Parkinson's symptoms
A good, hard workout several times a week can slow down the progression of Parkinson's disease for at least six months, according to a new study from Northwestern University. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Breast cancer treatment: Can Brussels sprouts, soy reduce side effects?
Researchers have found that soy and cruciferous vegetables, such as Brussels sprouts, could reduce the long-term side effects of breast cancer treatment. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: news

Singing dentist's hilarious take on song 'Man's Not Hot'
Dr Milad Shadrooh, aka The Singing Dentist and owner of Chequers Dental in Basingstoke, created his own version of Big Shaq's 'Man's Not Hot' - dubbed the most popular tune of 2017. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Got Scabies? Here's What to Do
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Scabies, Skin Conditions (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Ground-breaking' new drug gives hope in Huntington's disease
LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists have for the first time fixed a protein defect that causes Huntington's disease by injecting a drug from Ionis Pharmaceuticals into the spine, offering new hope for patients with the devastating genetic disease. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Baby formula maker calls global recall over salmonella fears
French baby formula maker Lactalis has ordered a global recall of millions of its products over fears of salmonella bacteria contamination (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Keith Chegwin dead: Star's idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis lung condition explained
KEITH CHEGWIN has died after a long battle with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis - a lung condition. What is idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and what does it mean? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Riata ICD Lead Failures Increased at Steady Rate Over 10 Years Riata ICD Lead Failures Increased at Steady Rate Over 10 Years
Failure rates for the leads, subject of a class 1 recall in 2011, approached but remained under 10% a decade after implantation at centers across Canada.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How inhibiting one protein could help to treat pancreatic cancer
Targeting SUV420H2 may increase treatment response as the enzyme silences genes that stop pancreatic cancer cells morphing into a more aggressive state. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pancreatic Cancer Source Type: news

If Mom Has Rheumatoid Arthritis, Baby May, Too
The children born to women with the disease were almost three more likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis themselves, the study found. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Leaving hospital: briefing on discharge from mental health inpatient services
This briefing summarises results from a survey of peoples'experiences of leaving mental health hospitals. It also looks at NICE guidance and standards on discharge from hospital and includes examples of what can be done to improve discharge planning, often in partnership between statutory and voluntary services. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ignoring the alarms: how NHS eating disorder services are failing patients
This is the report from an investigation that found Averil Hart's death from anorexia would have been avoided if the NHS had cared for her appropriately. It highlights five areas of focus to improve eating disorder services. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Four facial changes that could signal a medical condition
Dark under-eye circles, acne with excess facial hair, thinning eyebrows and blotchy cheeks could be indicative of a health problem, Dr Susan Taylor explains  on the Megyn Kelly TODAY show. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Enhanced health in care homes: learning from experiences so far
This report draws on published literature about joining up and co-ordinating care homes and health services. It also draws on interviews with a range of providers, local authorities and CCGs. It aims to help care homes and NHS providers (including GPs), local authorities and CCGs who are thinking through how to join up and co-ordinate services locally and how to manage the complexities involved. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A cure for Huntington's disease could be in the pipeline
University College London scientists gave 46 patients an experimental drug. They discovered the pill  lowered their levels of toxic proteins in the brain - which is responsible for the disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Recall of Lactalis baby milk products over salmonella fear
Authorities said 26 infants in France have become sick since early December. The recall covers products marketed under Milumel, Picot and Celi brands and affects customers from countries around the world. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dogs are better able to read their owner's mood
The findings will form part of the upcoming Royal Institution Christmas Lectures, being given  Sophie Scott, professor of cognitive neuroscience at University College London (stock). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Window Blinds: A Silent Killer in Your Home
Researchers found that between 1990 and 2015, nearly 17,000 U.S. children younger than 6 years landed in the ER for injuries related to window blinds. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Window blind cords can be deadly for children, experts warn
Research should be "wakeup call," advocates say, though industry plans ban on most such blinds (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Influenza Activity Increasing in United States, CDC Says Influenza Activity Increasing in United States, CDC Says
Although influenza activity was low in the United States in October, November has seen an increase in infection.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Report recommends social care packages are means-tested
It also says the social care workforce is "exploited" and should be paid the living wage. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news