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Flu warfare may look different next year
New ways of preventing and treating the flu are on the horizon. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cases of eczema on the rise due to gym habits
Skin infections are easy to avoid but surprisingly common. Dermatologist and GP Kirsty Lau gives her recommendations for how you can prevent common skin infections caught at the gym. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heartbroken parents blast controversial Nice decision
Ollie and Amelia Carroll, seven and four, from Poynton, Cheshire, suffer from Batten disease, meaning they are unlikely to live past the age of 12. They were both taking cerliponase alfa. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Watching TV as a toddler them heavier as a teenager
Researchers from the University of Montreal also found very young children who spend too much time watching television are more likely to eat unhealthy food and do badly at school. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists reverse Alzheimer's in middle-aged mice
The Cleveland Clinic team admit they were 'shocked' by the clear-cut result using the same drug as Merck's phase 3 clinical trial in humans which was called off yesterday. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could we have been better prepared for this flu season?
Forty-eight states report widespread flu activity, and hospitalizations are higher than any other year since the CDC began keeping track. Former CDC director Dr. Tom Frieden, president and CEO of Resolve to Save Lives, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss what can be done to prepare for the flu in the future, the unpredictability of the virus, and why it's crucial that the CDC's budget isn't slashed. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Liverpool mother diagnosed with pancreatic cancer
Amy Blackrock, of Kirkby, Liverpool, was told she had pancreatic cancer, which kills 90 per cent of patients within five years. Her 'whole world fell apart' when doctors gave her the shock news. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WATCH: What you need to know about the Flu vaccine
The 2018 influenza, more commonly known as the 'flu,' vaccine is about 30% effective, according to the CDC. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Amputee From Flesh-Eating Bacteria Can't Receive Cash Award Amputee From Flesh-Eating Bacteria Can't Receive Cash Award
Woman with limbs amputated needs special legislation to collect her award; patients have longer to submit a malpractice claim; one state throws out med-mal caps.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

WATCH: What parents can do to help prevent the spread of flu
Dr. Jennifer Ashton shares advice and busts some popular flu-prevention myths on "GMA," as many parents are scrambling to protect their children during this year's deadly flu season. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Avatar Therapy Eases Psychosis-Related Paranoia, Anxiety Avatar Therapy Eases Psychosis-Related Paranoia, Anxiety
Virtual reality-assisted cognitive-behavioral therapy can reduce paranoia and anxiety in patients with psychosis.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

Tampons in the mail? Just the beginning of the change we need
Women pressuring T.J. Shope, a Republican Arizona state representative, to push forward a bill that would provide free and unlimited feminine hygiene products to female inmates in Arizona's state prison are sending him -- what else? -- tampons and pads. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - 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

3 simple habits linked to weight loss
If you're looking to loose weight, new research finds these three habits may help you reach your goals. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Charlotte Carney has a heart that won't beat properly
Charlotte Carney, 21, from Winnington, Cheshire is running out of time because of a disorder, that makes her heart beat poorly. There is no cure - except a heart transplant. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bill Paxton's family files wrongful death lawsuit
From iconic blockbuster movies to an acclaimed TV series, the actor was one of Hollywood's most popular stars (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lung cancer symptoms: Seven tell-tale signs you have the deadly disease
LUNG CANCER is one of the most common cancers in the UK - a huge 44,500 people are diagnosed with the disease every year. There are usually no signs in the early stages, but as the condition progresses symptoms will begin to develop. There are seven tell-tale signs you should look out for that indicate you have the deadly disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bothered By Noisy Eating? It May Affect Your Ability to Learn
If you’re bothered by the sounds of other people chewing, your pet peeve may wreck more than mealtime. In a new study published in the journal Applied Cognitive Psychology, researchers set out to determine how misophonia — extreme sensitivity to the sound of people chewing, coughing or eating — affects learning. They found that people who said they were sensitive to these sounds had a harder time mastering and retaining information when they could hear a person chewing gum, suggesting that misophonia has an impact on academic performance. “Some people are especially sensitive to relatively subtle sp...
Source: TIME: Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology misophonia onetime Research Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is cholinergic urticaria and how is it treated?
Learn about cholinergic urticaria, a rash that can appear when the body gets warm and sweats. We look at symptoms, treatment, diagnosis, and prevention. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Vaginal dryness during sex is easily treated
Vaginal dryness is said to affect half of British women - but it's hardly ever spoken about. Gynaecologist  Vanessa Mackey lists the causes of dryness, and the very simple fixes for it (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why some airlines won't accept a peacock, hamster or even cat as a comfort support animal
Miniature horses, monkeys and pigs can legally fly as emotional support animals on at least one Canadian airline, but an advocate for travellers says the vast majority of jet-setting comfort animals are far less exotic and truly necessary accommodation for people with disabilities. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Business Source Type: news

Flu warfare may look different next year
New ways of preventing and treating the flu are on the horizon. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are You Seeing More Flu in Your Practice? Are You Seeing More Flu in Your Practice?
Experts say the United States is in the midst of a particularly nasty influenza season.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

First dates are as thrilling as jumping out of a plane
The research, conducted by the University of Wolverhampton, involved putting participants through a number of thrilling experiences while wearing heart rate monitors (stock image). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

French retailers say they continued to receive Lactalis baby milk after recall
PARIS (Reuters) - French retailers, defending their role in a contaminated baby milk scandal on Wednesday, said they had received products after the recall deadline and that communication by dairy producer Lactalis was confusing. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

These Citizen-Regulators In Arkansas Defied Monsanto. Now They're Under Attack
(Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dan Charles Source Type: news

Valentine's Day prompts mini baby boom, NHS data shows
There were 16,263 babies conceived in the week of Valentine's Day in 2015, NHS figures estimate. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do Right-to-Try Laws Offer Compassion or'False Hope'? Do Right-to-Try Laws Offer Compassion or'False Hope'?
Opponents warn against removing the FDA from the process of making experimental therapies available to dying patients.Medscape Medical 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

Bristol-Myers to pay $1.85 billion in cancer deal with Nektar
(Reuters) - Bristol-Myers Squibb Co will pay Nektar Therapeutics $1.85 billion in cash and share purchase for a global development and commercialization deal on a promising Nektar cancer drug, the companies announced on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Harvard study shows rise in babies dying in their sleep
Pediatricians at Harvard Medical School warn the stagnant figures are a sign that efforts to promote 'safer' sleeping positions have been futile. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Keto drinks favored by celebs could curb diabetes
Foul-tasting keto drinks reduced daily blood sugar spikes in healthy people in a Canadian study, suggesting that a supplement for the high-fat low-cab diet could help diabetics. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure - doing this exercise everyday will lower your risk of hypertension
HIGH blood pressure symptoms only tend to show if the condition is extreme. But, you could lower your risk of hypertension by doing this exercise everyday. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bayer gets FDA rebuke for drug production in Germany
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Bayer said it had received a warning letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration over how it handled production of some drugs at its Leverkusen, Germany headquarters. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

21-year-old woman has a heart that won't beat properly
Charlotte Carney, 21, from Winnington, Cheshire is running out of time because of a disorder, that makes her heart beat poorly. There is no cure - except a heart transplant. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ways to make someone feel loved, besides saying it
We say it before we end a phone call. We type it in our texts. It's the last words we speak before we say good night. "I love you" is possibly the most popular three-word phrase in the world, spoken millions of times every day. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Ways Love Is Good for Your Health
If you’re in a relationship, Valentine’s Day may be one of the healthiest days of the year — despite the champagne and chocolate. That’s because love come with some solid health benefits, according to a growing body of scientific research. Dr. Helen Riess, director of the Empathy and Relational Science Program at Massachusetts General Hospital and author of the forthcoming book The Empathy Effect, told TIME how falling head over heels can help your health, both mentally and physically. Love makes you happy. When you first fall in love, dopamine, the feel-good brain chemical associated with reward, i...
Source: TIME: Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology onetime Source Type: news

The Key To Raising A Happy Child
A new book warns parents: Stop micro-managing your kids. Think of yourself less as their boss, and more like a consultant.(Image credit: Chris Kindred for NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cory Turner Source Type: news

Adolescence: How to Talk With Teenagers About Vaping
It ’ s often useful for parents to articulate high expectations in one breath and acknowledge the limits of their power in the next. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: LISA DAMOUR Tags: Teenagers and Adolescence E-Cigarettes Smoking and Tobacco Addiction (Psychology) Nicotine Parenting Hazardous and Toxic Substances Source Type: news

Phys Ed: A Before-School Exercise Program May Help Children Thrive
The BOKS program, consisting of an hour of running, calisthenics and rousing group games, made children feel happier and more energetic. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GRETCHEN REYNOLDS Tags: Exercise Education (K-12) Children and Childhood Games Research Happiness Obesity Parenting Youth Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is De Quervain's tenosynovitis?
A look at De Quervain ’s tenosynovitis where the tendons of the thumb become inflamed. Included is detail on symptoms and exercises for the condition. (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

One in six post-operation infections resist antibiotics
The worldwide overuse of antibiotics has has meant many germs have evolved to resist the drugs, with some dangerous strains becoming completely untreatable, an NHS study has revealed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chesty cough? This easy to make snack could get rid of your cough
COUGHS usually go away by themselves within three weeks. But, you could speed up the process by adding this simple, tasty snack to your diet. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eye doctors accused of illegally charging patients for cataract surgery: health minister
Callers to a provincial cataract surgery hotline say physicians are breaking the law by charging patients directly for a surgery that should be paid for by the Medical Care Plan (MCP). (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/NL 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

A clinic that opened in 1971 is the future of Nova Scotia health care
The North End Community Health Centre in Halifax uses equality, not hierarchy to treat patients. Doctors work in a team with nurses, a social worker and a nutritionist. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Sex and finances are better for married people. Don't worry, singles — you win sleep
In the game of love, is there one side that emerges victorious? (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Supporting nurse mentors to reduce the barriers to implementing alcohol Interventions and Brief Advice (IBA) in primary care
This report outlines the findings of a project which aimed to reduce barriers to the implementation of alcohol IBA in primary care by providing expert support to nurse mentors. It finds evidence to show that providing greater support to nurse mentors increases the potential for reducing alcohol-related harm within existing resources (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Evidence review: Adults with complex needs (with a particular focus on street begging and street sleeping)
This literature review looks at the evidence around efforts to prevent and reduce homelessness and associated adverse outcomes. It recommends a system-wide, integrated approach to dealing with homelessness and identifies some tools and guidance that may be of use to local authorities in developing their work in this area (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The ageing process and health
This briefing summarises the evidence on the biological basis of ageing and outlines the ways in which public health policy can support better health in later life (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news