Mylan to recall all batches of blood pressure medicine valsartan in U.S.
Mylan NV said on Tuesday it is expanding a nationwide voluntary recall of its blood pressure medicine valsartan to include all lots, two weeks after it recalled select batches. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Cost and Weight Loss Drive Patient Choices in Bariatric Surgery Cost and Weight Loss Drive Patient Choices in Bariatric Surgery
Patient preference for a bariatric procedure is largely driven by cost and how much weight they are expected to lose as a result of surgery, shows the largest survey of its kind to date.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Chrissy Teigen inspires parents to share photos of babies with head-shaping helmets
American model Chrissy Teigen sparked a social media trend after sharing on Twitter and Instagram a photo of her son, Miles, with a corrective helmet to treat his flat head syndrome. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Best supplements for the prostate: Taking this spice could help improve prostate health
BEST supplements for the prostate: Prostate health is sometimes still accompanied by social stigma, but if problems with the prostate are left untreated, serious long-term complications can occur. One way to keep prostate health in good shape is to add a certain spice to your diet. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Beyond BMD: Measures of Bone Microstructure Predict Fracture Risk Beyond BMD: Measures of Bone Microstructure Predict Fracture Risk
Cortical, trabecular bone measures at the distal radius and tibia, as measured by high-resolution peripheral quantitative CT, can help predict fracture risk when BMD alone shows no osteoporosis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Are statins overprescribed for cardiovascular disease prevention?
A modeling study that assessed the harms and benefits of statins for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease suggests that doctors may overprescribe them. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Statins Source Type: news

Early School Start Tied to Higher Risk for ADHD Diagnosis Early School Start Tied to Higher Risk for ADHD Diagnosis
Children born in August in states with a September 1 birth date cutoff for school enrollment have more than a 30% higher risk of being diagnosed with ADHD than peers born in September.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Ambulances show up faster in wealthy U.S. neighborhoods
(Reuters Health) - Where you live in the United States may affect how quickly an ambulance shows up after a 911 call, a large new study finds. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Is ADHD Really Increasing? Is ADHD Really Increasing?
Dr William Basco comments on a study of the prevalence of ADHD among children during a 20-year period.Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

Mylan to recall all batches of blood pressure medicine in U.S.
Mylan NV said on Tuesday it is issuing a nationwide voluntary recall of all lots of its blood pressure medicine valsartan, expanding a recall of select batches initiated two weeks ago. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Transitioning Adolescents With Asthma to Adult Care Transitioning Adolescents With Asthma to Adult Care
Drs Mary Cataletto and Navitha Ramesh on how to ensure your adolescent patients with asthma don't get lost to follow up on the way to adult medical care.CHEST and Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Opioid Misuse in Cancer Patients: Fearmongering or Real Risk? Opioid Misuse in Cancer Patients: Fearmongering or Real Risk?
As the opioid crisis goes on, cancer patients are increasingly being caught in the crossfire: is this patient population at risk for abuse or misuse of these drugs?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

'How I deal with having impostor syndrome'
Readers respond to Michelle Obama's remarks on imposter syndrome and describe how they deal with it. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gene therapy treatment reverses sickle cell anemia, early trial results show
A new gene therapy for sickle cell anemia has shown promise in early clinical trials after reversing the condition's symptoms in two adults, researchers report. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Birmingham man's plea after wife's 'Brazilian bum lift' operation death
Tryce Harry's death in Hungary "exposes the risks of travelling abroad for treatment", a lawyer says. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study Highlights Diversity in US Healthcare Workforce Study Highlights Diversity in US Healthcare Workforce
According to a recent study, a significant proportion of healthcare professionals in the United States are foreign-born.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Nurse Fired for Refusing Flu Shot, Protestors Say
An unidentified nurse who was allegedly fired for refusing a flu shot drew the attention of protesters, who rallied in support of what they said was a violation of her rights. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nursing care for people experiencing homelessness
This report analyses a survey of more than 200 homeless health nurses about issues facing their area of practice. It explores the structural, contextual, environmental and practical changes needed to reduce, prevent and eliminate homelessness, and tackle the associated burden of disease. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Latest Medicare Changes to Enhance Your Bottom Line The Latest Medicare Changes to Enhance Your Bottom Line
Clinicians should become familiar with these beneficial new rules.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Revance Therapeutics' Botox rival succeeds in late-stage trial
A potential rival for Allergan Plc's blockbuster Botox has passed a late-stage study, putting drug developer Revance Therapeutics Inc on course to file for U.S. marketing approval next year. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The role of volunteers in the NHS
This report, commissioned by Royal Voluntary Service and Helpforce, looks at the perceptions of frontline NHS staff working in acute care about the operational pressures they face, how they understand the roles and value of volunteers and what gaps there are that volunteers could fill. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No Cash, No Heart. Transplant Centers Need to Know You Can Pay.
When a Michigan woman was told to raise $10,000 for a heart transplant, outrage spread on social media. But experts say “ wallet biopsies ” are common. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JONEL ALECCIA | KAISER HEALTH NEWS Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Transplants Source Type: news

Healthcare Coalition Proposes Ways to Combat Drug Shortages Healthcare Coalition Proposes Ways to Combat Drug Shortages
The group also recommended improved communications with the FDA to prepare for public health emergencies resulting from shortages of critical medications.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

The More You Know About Mars …
…the more you know about Earth.(Image credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Researchers find new drug combo to challenge cancer
Researchers have discovered a new drug combination that may be able to boost cancer treatment while also preventing tumors from becoming therapy-resistant. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Cases of a Rare, Polio-Like Illness Appear to Have Peaked for This Year, CDC Says
Cases of the rare, polio-like illness acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) appear to have peaked for this year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Experts have been concerned about an uptick in cases of the uncommon disease, which typically strikes young children and results in muscle weakness and possible paralysis, respiratory failure and even death. The CDC has so far confirmed 134 cases in 33 states — but the agency announced Monday that it expects the number of possible AFM cases to decline for the rest of 2018. While 18 new cases have been confirmed since last week, the CDC says the rate...
Source: TIME: Health - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime medicine onetime Source Type: news

JNJ-AbbVie cancer drug Imbruvica succeeds in late-stage trial
Johnson and Johnson said on Tuesday a combination therapy containing its blockbuster cancer drug Imbruvica significantly improved survival in blood cancer patients, compared with drugs currently used as the standard of care. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Scots top UK drink death rates but numbers are falling
But Scotland still has more deaths per head of population than any other nation, a report reveals. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson's multiple myeloma drug reduces risk of death in late-stage study
Johnson& Johnson's blockbuster blood cancer drug Darzalex significantly reduced the risk of disease progression or death in patients who have not been previously treated for multiple myeloma, late-stage study data showed on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

WHO looks at standards in 'uncharted water' of gene editing
The World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Monday that gene editing may have "unintended consequences" and said it was establishing a team of experts to set clear guidelines and standards after studying ethical and safety issues. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

More US beef being recalled over salmonella fears
A recall of raw beef recall is being expanded to include another 5 million pounds of products (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Italy's health minister sacks public health advisers
Italy's health minister has removed 30 doctors and scientists from the ministry's public health advisory committee as part of the "government of change" promised by the 5-Star Movement and League (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Tess Daly: Strictly ‘high’ robs me of sleep
TESS DALY  The TV presenter tells AMY PACKER how the age-old power of adrenaline helps her smile on through when the going gets tough (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dog food recalled over toxic levels of vitamin D, FDA says
Eight brands of dry dog foods are being recalled after the FDA said the food could contain toxic levels of vitamin D (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here ’s One Simple Way You Can Start Eating Healthier
People are drinking less soda than they used to. But in nearly every other way, the typical American diet hasn’t improved in a very long time. “If you look at how we’re eating—the quality of our diets—it’s been pretty constant over a number of decades,” says Dr. Stephen Juraschek, an internist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and an instructor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. Americans still eat too much red meat, too many refined grains and too much protein. “The average American already consumes more than enough protein, but people are still seeking out more,&r...
Source: TIME: Health - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Medical News Today: These 10 essential oils can kill persistent Lyme disease
A new study finds that essential oils from garlic cloves, myrrh trees, thyme leaves, and several other herbs can kill forms of Lyme disease bacteria. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Tooth loss in older women likely to cause high blood pressure
Postmenopausal women who go through tooth loss also have a higher risk of developing high blood pressure, a study says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chrissy Teigen leads baby helmet craze
Model Chrissy Teigen posts a picture of her son Miles wearing a helmet for his flat skull and other mothers share their own in solidarity. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chrissy Teigen and the baby helmet photos
Model Chrissy Teigen posts a picture of her son Miles wearing a helmet for his flat skull and other mothers share their own in solidarity. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Evidence thin on medical pot, EU illegal drugs body says
Evidence is still thin on the benefits of medicinal use of cannabis, an EU agency that monitors illegal drugs and addiction said on Tuesday, urging more study into the topic as growing numbers of countries allow it. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Retired FDA research monkeys find new home in Florida
Squirrel monkey chirps filled a small ranch-style building in north Gainesville, Florida -- a chorus that made Kari Bagnall's smile swell even wider. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to live longer - should you eat green or yellow bananas to avoid an early death?
HOW to live longer: Avoid an early death by eating a healthy, balanced diet, and by doing regular exercise. You could lower your risk of an early death by eating bananas - but which is the best ripeness of banana to add to your diet; green or yellow? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do Soaps, Shampoos Push Girls Into Early Puberty?
A research team has found that the higher the levels of specific chemicals including phthalates, parabens and phenols in mothers' or daughters' bodies, the earlier the puberty" among girls. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Most Americans Lie to Their Doctors
Between 60 and 80 percent of people admit they avoid telling their doctor details that could be relevant to their well-being. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fetal Alcohol Costs: $23,000 A Year Per Case
Children with fetal alcohol syndrome face a range of lifelong problems including birth defects, growth problems, developmental delays, intellectual disability and behavioral disorders, all of which can require costly care. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Psychotic Episodes Quadruple Suicide Risk Psychotic Episodes Quadruple Suicide Risk
Clinicians routinely inquire about suicidality in depressed patients. New research suggests they should ask about it in those who experience psychotic episodes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Missing special needs support 'a national scandal'
Ofsted chief paints a "disturbing" picture of children left without help for their special needs. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Make 2019 Your Most Profitable Year Make 2019 Your Most Profitable Year
The new calendar year will be here before you know it, so now is the time to review policies and procedures to set yourself up for financial success.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes a lateral collateral ligament sprain?
A lateral collateral ligament (LCL) sprain occurs when there is a tear in the ligaments on the outside of the knee. Causes include sports injuries and accidents. Symptoms include pain, swelling, and weakness. Treatment involves rest, medications, and possibly physical therapy. Learn more about LCL sprains here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sports Medicine / Fitness Source Type: news

CBD is the latest wellness trend, but does it work?
Cannabidiol is extracted from Cannabis sativa plant and doesn't produce a high. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news