Some Uncomplicated STEMI Patients May Not Need ICU Care Some Uncomplicated STEMI Patients May Not Need ICU Care
The trick is identifying which STEMI patients are most likely to need intensive care after an uncomplicated primary PCI. One factor identified in this registry study is ischemia time.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

US measles count up to 555, with most new cases in New York
US measles cases have surged again, and at this pace will set a record for most illnesses in 25 years (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The FDA Just Approved a New Prescription Weight-Loss Drug. Here ’s How It Works
In a rare move, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a novel prescription drug meant to help with weight loss and weight management. The drug, called Plenity and developed by Gelesis, has been cleared for overweight or obese adults with a body mass index of at least 25, even if they do not have other health problems. It should be used in conjunction with diet and exercise, the FDA says, and can also be taken alongside other weight-loss medications. That sweeping approval is noteworthy, says Dr. Caroline Apovian, who has studied Plenity in Gelesis-sponsored research and is the director of nutrition and weight...
Source: TIME: Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized medicine Source Type: news

The FDA Just Approved a New Prescription Weight-Management Device. Here ’s How It Works
In a rare move, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a novel prescription device meant to help with weight management. The product, called Plenity and developed by Gelesis, has been cleared for overweight or obese adults with a body mass index of at least 25, even if they do not have other health problems. It should be used in conjunction with diet and exercise, the FDA says, and can also be taken alongside other weight-loss medications. That sweeping approval is noteworthy, says Dr. Caroline Apovian, who has studied Plenity in Gelesis-sponsored research and is the director of nutrition and weight managemen...
Source: TIME: Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized medicine Source Type: news

Measles cases triple globally in 2019, says UN
The World Health Organization says the latest figures paint "an alarming picture". (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Atrasentan Back on the SONAR for Diabetes and Kidney Disease Atrasentan Back on the SONAR for Diabetes and Kidney Disease
A trial of the experimental drug suggests major benefits for patients with diabetes and chronic kidney disease, an analysis of data conducted after the SONAR study was halted shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Stomach bloating: Four health problems your bloated stomach pain may be a warning sign of
STOMACH bloating is a common problem many people experience. It ’s most often caused by overeating, but it is also a symptom of more serious health conditions. Here’s when to see a GP if you have bloated stomach pain. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What can cause pain in the palm of the hand?
Pain in the palm of the hand is often the result of a minor injury, and a person can safely treat it at home. However, more serious causes of hand pain can include bone fractures, wound infections, and conditions that affect the nerves, blood vessels, or tissues inside the hands. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Body Aches Source Type: news

Paramedic, 23, suffers a stroke after cracking her neck and mistakes her own symptoms as being drunk
Natalie Kunicki, who works for the London Ambulance Service, stretched while watching films in bed after a night out drinking. A burst artery caused a blood clot in her brain and triggered a stroke. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parkinson’s disease: Experiencing this in your eyes is one of the symptoms
PARKINSON ’S DISEASE symptoms most commonly affect problems with physical movement, but there is also an array of other, less obvious symptoms to be aware of. One such symptom is this sign in your eyes. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weighted Blankets: From Fad to Mainstream
In 2018, experts estimated that a half-dozen or so companies were producing weighted blankets. By the spring of 2019, the list has grown past two dozen. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Interns Spend Most Time With EMRs, Not Patients Interns Spend Most Time With EMRs, Not Patients
Interns spent most of the day on indirect patient care; most of this time was spent working with electronic medical records (EMRs) and multitasking, according to the iCOMPARE study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

Measles cases rose nearly four-fold in first quarter 2019: WHO
The number of measles cases worldwide nearly quadrupled in the first quarter of 2019 to 112,163 against the same period last year, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday, citing provisional data. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Nebraska's tough approach to medical marijuana may backfire
Nebraska's conservative lawmakers are again expected to reject a measure calling for highly regulated medical marijuana, but that likely won't be the end of the issue (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Violence affects 60% of teen relationships and 150 young people were killed by partners in 13 years
Between 2003 and 2016, 150 people 18 and under - mostly non-white girls - were killed by people they had dated or who wanted to date them, a disturbing new University of Washington study reveals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to live longer: The two vegetables that can help protect the heart and lungs
HOW TO live longer: There is no secret elixir to guarantee a long life, but what you eat can greatly impact your health and affect your risk of getting struck down with diseases that may shorten your life. According to experts, these two vegetables can help protect the heart and lungs and may even help protect against cancer. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

90 New Cases of Measles Reported as Outbreak Continues at Record Pace
This year ’ s outbreak is on course to be the worst since measles was eliminated as an endemic disease in 2000. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ELISABETH MALKIN Tags: Measles Epidemics Centers for Disease Control and Prevention New York State Source Type: news

Measles cases reach near-record level in US after nearly 100 more fell ill in one week
Since last week, there have been 90 new cases of measles diagnosed in the US, the steepest uptick in the current outbreak, bringing national cases to 555 in 25 states, new CDC data revealed Monday. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

27-year-old woman who was 'too young for cancer' survived a stage three tumor
Emily Piercell was just 27 when she found a lump in her breast in 2015. Doctors said it couldn't be cancer, until the Ontario, Canada native convinced them to biopsy the stage three tumor. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Need to Inject Then Infect a Human to Test Hep C Vaccine Need to Inject Then Infect a Human to Test Hep C Vaccine
Hepatitis C will not be eradicated without a vaccine, and an effective vaccine needs a challenge test in healthy humans, experts say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Israeli scientists ‘print 3D heart using human tissue’
Israeli scientists say they have created the world’s first 3D-printed heart using human tissue. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Steve Halliwell health latest: Condition that led to Emmerdale star's five months off work
STEVE HALLIWELL is best known for playing Zak Dingle in ITV soap opera Emmerdale. A familiar face on the show since 1994, last year the actor was forced to take time off for a heart operation. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How are raw honey and regular honey different?
Many people believe that raw honey is more healthful than regular honey. Is this true? In this article, we look at the differences between raw and regular honey, including their health benefits and risks, and other types of honey. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Lawsuit: Juul violating federal law by marketing to teens
A Florida law firm has filed a class-action lawsuit Monday against e-cigarette maker JUUL and tobacco company Altria Group, saying they're violating federal racketeering laws by targeting teens. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Celebrity fat-shaming makes women 'more judgemental' of body shapes
Experts at McGill University in Montreal studied more than 90,000 people's reactions to find women's attitudes are affected by fat-shaming such as that directed at Adele (pictured). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Don't Use the Word'Quit' to Get Patients to Stop Smoking Don't Use the Word'Quit' to Get Patients to Stop Smoking
Physicians should treat smoking the way they treat chronic addictions and expect incremental and sporadic improvements, one expert says.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Measles Cases Are Still Rising in the U.S. But They ’re Even Higher Globally
The number of measles cases reported around the world has roughly tripled since last year, according to preliminary data from the World Health Organization (WHO). More than 112,000 measles cases in 170 countries have been reported to the WHO so far this year. By contrast, about 28,000 measles cases in 163 countries were reported at this time last year, the WHO says. There are likely many more cases that have gone unreported, the WHO says, but the data provides a good sense of global disease trends. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Monday also released updated figures for domestic cases of measles. Th...
Source: TIME: Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized public health Source Type: news

Be Aware of Potentially Dangerous Products That Claim to Treat Autism
There is no cure for autism. And many products claiming to'cure'autism carry significant risks. Learn more about autism and how FDA cracks down on false claims. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Added Sugars' Label on Foods May Save Many Lives
Added sugars account for more than 15% of Americans' total daily calories, exceeding the recommended level of less than 10%, the researchers said in background notes. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Candida auris Spreads Through US Hospitals Candida auris Spreads Through US Hospitals
The tough new strain of fungus does not act'like your typical candida,'says an expert from the CDC.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - April 15, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

CPAP Brings Longer Life for Those With Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea isn't just an annoyance: It's also been tied to higher risks for heart disease, heart failure and stroke. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UN, U.S. report sizable increase in measles cases compared to this time last year
The number of measles cases worldwide nearly quadrupled in the first quarter of 2019 to 112,163 against the same period last year, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday, citing provisional data, while federal officials in the U.S. also reported (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Could 'mirror neurons' explain brain mechanisms of empathy?
When rats see other rats in pain, their brains activate the same group of nerve cells that become active when they themselves are in pain, research shows. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

Melatonin Helps Kids With Autism, Ups Parents' Quality of Life Melatonin Helps Kids With Autism, Ups Parents' Quality of Life
Children with autism and their parents benefited from better sleep offered by prolonged-release melatonin, with improvements in externalizing behavior and quality of life, investigators found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

This Is The Difference Between Probiotics And Prebiotics
Plus, how to make sure you're getting enough of each so you're healthy. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Evidence Schizophrenia Combo Therapy Blunts Weight Gain More Evidence Schizophrenia Combo Therapy Blunts Weight Gain
The combination of olanzapine and samidorphan, shown to mitigate the weight gain observed with olanzapine alone in ENLIGHTEN-2, continues to prevent weight gain, new results from an extension study show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Students learn life-saving trauma techniques amid terror, shooting concerns
Boston Marathon bombing six years ago was "tipping point" for doctors who embraced the Stop the Bleed program (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hand sanitiser has to be rubbed in for 15 SECONDS
Although this may sound unnecessary, it is actually half as complicated as World Health Organization advice, which recommends applying hand sanitiser in a six-step, 30-second process. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Genetic sequencing uncovers causes for mysterious liver disease in adults
A Yale study leads the way to explore the genetics of unexplained liver disease in adults — which accounts for up to 30% of cases. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 15, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Measles cases in U.S. surge nearly 20% in early April, CDC says
The number of confirmed cases of measles in the United States this year jumped by nearly 20 percent in the week ended April 11 in the country's second-worst outbreak in nearly two decades, federal health officials reported on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Woman who underwent four rounds of IVF welcomes FOUR kids in 13 months
Tracy Park, 43, and her husband Peter, 42, welcome their first child Hunter, now 12, in October 2006 after conceiving him naturally when Tracy was 30. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The two-year-old who 'looks pregnant' due to a rare cancer
Cleo Keenan, two, of Blackpool, suddenly developed an abnormal swelling in her midriff earlier this year, which doctors put down to a hormone imbalance she has suffered from before. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Don't Brand Teen Sexting as Child Porn: Experts
A recent study of Pennsylvania high school students found that 29% were "engaged in consensual sexting." (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NASA Twins Study: Body Changes Over Time in Space NASA Twins Study: Body Changes Over Time in Space
Brothers Scott and Mark Kelly were 51 in March 2015, when Scott began his fourth and longest space mission — commanding the International Space Station for 340 days, which set an American record.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

Measles accelerates to second-highest level in US in 25 years and over 100,000 global cases
The number of measles cases in the United States made its biggest jump of the year, with 90 new cases reported in just one week, according to numbers released Monday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Catalent seeks slice of gene therapy market with Paragon buy
Contract drugmaker Catalent Inc said on Monday it would buy privately held Paragon Bioservices Inc for $1.2 billion in cash, bolstering its capabilities to make gene therapy drugs for its biotech clients. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How does bereavement impact the immune system?
Losing a loved one increases the risk of mortality. A recent review investigates whether changes to the immune system might help explain this effect. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Immune System / Vaccines Source Type: news

Back to the Future: Relearning How to Use Human Insulin Back to the Future: Relearning How to Use Human Insulin
Jay Shubrook and Anne Peters describe best-practice strategies for using human insulin in patients who cannot afford analogues.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Expert Interview Source Type: news

Eczema: The popular spice which may help to reduce itchy eczema symptoms
ECZEMA is typically treated with medicated creams and ointments, but more and more people are turning to natural remedies to soothe the itchy symptoms. One spice which may help to soothe eczema symptoms is turmeric. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cannabis users needed up to twice the sedation for medical procedures, small study says
People who regularly use cannabis may need two times the level of sedation required by nonusers when undergoing medical procedures, a small-scale study finds. Fentanyl, midazolam and propofol, three sedation drugs commonly used during endoscopic procedures, were compared in the research. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news