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Obama health mandate now target of GOP in big tax bill
The Obama health care law's requirement that Americans get insurance coverage is now pinned as a target of Republican lawmakers, as they look to end the individual mandate to help pay for tax cuts. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Texas teen's acne Instagram pictures go viral
Michelle Hoang, 16, from Houston, Texas posted a before and after picture of her acne prone skin, which has since gone viral with over 27,000 likes thanks to it clearing up in just one month. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Somerset girl aged three nearly died from TSS
Milanna Batsone, three, from Taunton, Somerset, woke screaming in pain after the family cat scratched a spot on her neck. Rushed to hospital, she became lifeless and covered in a rash. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AstraZeneca ticks another box as U.S. approves severe asthma drug
LONDON (Reuters) - AstraZeneca has achieved another milestone in rebuilding its drug portfolio with U.S. approval of a drug for severe asthma as the company battles to put patent losses on older medicines behind it. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Mother reveals her shocking pancreatic cancer diagnosis
It was in January 2015 that mother and school teacher Natalie Dunne began having back pain after eating or drinking milk products. Little did she know that the cause was pancreatic cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could chicken fed omega 3 cut risk of a heart attack?
The world-first clinical trial was carried out by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland on behalf of Belfast-based farming and food company Devenish. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Miss Tourism Australia Diana Hills hits back at trolls
Miss Tourism Australia winner  Diana Hills has fired back at cruel trolls who accused her of being too skinny to represent the country. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Symptoms of ovarian cancer: Seven signs you could have the disease
OVARIAN cancer is a disease which does display a number of symptoms - which could speed up treatment. Sarah Greene - who lost her mother to the disease - has joined This Morning hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield to raise awareness for the symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: There is such a thing as 'fault-free obesity,' after all
New research shows how a genetic mutation may lead to obesity by increasing the size of the body's fat cells and making them absorb glucose faster. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Eat more leafy greens and whole grains to lower heart failure risk
Emerging research suggests that a predominantly plant-based diet of dark, leafy greens, beans, fruits, and whole grains may reduce heart failure risk. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiovascular / Cardiology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What you need to know about hypoproteinemia
A look at hypoproteinemia, a condition resulting in low levels of protein in the blood. Included is detail on diagnosis and choosing proteins. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Blood / Hematology Source Type: news

Scientists Have Made Their First Attempt at Gene Editing Inside a Human Patient
(OAKLAND, Calif.) — Scientists for the first time have tried editing a gene inside the body in a bold attempt to permanently change a person’s DNA to try to cure a disease. The experiment was done Monday in California on 44-year-old Brian Madeux. Through an IV, he received billions of copies of a corrective gene and a genetic tool to cut his DNA in a precise spot. “It’s kind of humbling” to be the first to test this, said Madeux, who has a metabolic disease called Hunter syndrome. “I’m willing to take that risk. Hopefully it will help me and other people.” Signs of whether i...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marilynn Marchione / AP Tags: Uncategorized gene editing Genetics health Innovation onetime overnight Research Source Type: news

Rights group urges China to ban abusive gay 'conversion'
A human rights group says China's government should stop medical facilities from subjecting LGBT people to conversion therapy that in some cases has involved electroshock, involuntary confinement and forced medication (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Malnutrition India's biggest health hazard, air pollution a close second
Ischaemic heart disease that is greatly influenced by air pollution has gone up from rank 5 to number 1, diabetes from rank 22 to rank 5 and stroke from rank 16 to rank 15. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ohio set to execute inmate with walking, breathing problems
Ohio is set to execute a sick inmate who will be provided a wedge-shaped pillow to help him breathe as he's put to death (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Low Back Pain and Radiographic Lumbar Disc Degeneration Low Back Pain and Radiographic Lumbar Disc Degeneration
Gain a better understanding of the relationship between the radiographic features of lumbar disc degeneration and the presence of low back pain.Spine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Oral Pirfenidone for Progressive, Non-IPF Lung Fibrosis Oral Pirfenidone for Progressive, Non-IPF Lung Fibrosis
Pirfenidone is currently used in the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Could it also be a safe and effective treatment option for other progressive fibrotic lung diseases?BMC Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Conservative Interventions for Shoulder Impingement Conservative Interventions for Shoulder Impingement
There are several non-surgical treatment options for shoulder impingement, but how effective are they in terms of improving pain, function and range of motion?British Journal of Sports Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Does AF Lead to Cognitive Decline and Dementia? Does AF Lead to Cognitive Decline and Dementia?
A new study suggests a relationship between AF, cognitive impairment, and dementia. What are the possible mechanisms behind this association, and might treatment for AF reduce the risk?European Heart Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Multimodal Pain Therapy in Chronic Noncancer Pain Multimodal Pain Therapy in Chronic Noncancer Pain
What is the role of interdisciplinary multimodal pain therapy in patients suffering from chronic pain, and what challenges need to be addressed in the implementation of multimodal programs?Pain (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Reliability of Wound Measurement Using a Smartphone App Reliability of Wound Measurement Using a Smartphone App
Is a smartphone wound assessment app a reliable and accurate tool for measuring wounds?Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Anticoagulation in Patients With AF and Prior Hemorrhage Anticoagulation in Patients With AF and Prior Hemorrhage
Determining the optimal treatment approach for patients with atrial fibrillation who have had a brain hemorrhage remains extremely challenging. How can we balance risk vs. benefit?Stroke (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Postoperative Delirium and MCI in the Elderly Postoperative Delirium and MCI in the Elderly
What is the relationship between post-operative delirium and subsequent development of mild cognitive impairment or dementia in previously cognitively normal elderly patients?British Journal of Anaesthesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

A Test in Context: Lipid Profile, Fasting Versus Nonfasting A Test in Context: Lipid Profile, Fasting Versus Nonfasting
While fasting for at least 8 hours has been the norm for obtaining lipid profiles, it may actually be preferable to measure the non-fasting state. What are the pros and cons?Journal of the American College of Cardiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Cost-effectiveness of DAAs for Hepatitis C Genotypes 2-6 Cost-effectiveness of DAAs for Hepatitis C Genotypes 2-6
Direct-acting antivirals have dramatically improved options for HCV therapy, but their high cost remains a barrier. At what price threshold can they be deemed cost-effective and cost-saving?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

The Risks of Following the Informal and Hidden Curriculums The Risks of Following the Informal and Hidden Curriculums
Learn more about the'hidden curriculum'and how it can create personal stress and professional dilemmas.Student BMJ (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Journal Article Source Type: news

Senate Plans to End Obamacare Mandate in Revised Tax Proposal
Republicans also said they would set all of their tax cuts for individuals to expire at the end of 2025, but deep cuts in the corporate tax rate would be permanent. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: THOMAS KAPLAN and JIM TANKERSLEY Tags: United States Politics and Government Taxation Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Federal Taxes (US) Trump, Donald J Senate House of Representatives Republican Party Source Type: news

Investor group warns U.S. farm antibiotic policy lagging
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The United States is falling behind Europe in the fight to curb the overuse and misuse of antibiotics in meat production and experts are warning of the possibility of dangerous drug-resistant "superbug" infections as a result, according to a new report on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Commuters urged to help stop suicides through small talk
The "Small Talk Saves Lives" campaign aims to prevent suicides on the UK's rail network. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parents' convictions in son's meningitis death upheld by Alberta Appeal Court
A panel of Alberta judges has dismissed the appeal of a couple found guilty of failing to provide the necessaries of life to their 19-month-old son, who died of meningitis in 2012. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

Dupuytren’s contracture: What is disease Margaret Thatcher had which makes fingers BEND?
DUPUYTREN ’S CONTRACTURE is a fairly common condition that causes one or more fingers to bend into the palm of the hand. People that find it difficult to straighten their fingers should see their GP, urged Channel 4’s Embarrassing Bodies expert, Dr Dawn Harper. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shanghai Pharma buys U.S. Cardinal Health's China business for $557 million
(Reuters) - State-owned Shanghai Pharmaceuticals Holding Co has agreed to acquire Cardinal Health Inc's China business, one of the nation's largest drug distributors, for $557 million. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Rights report urges China to ban gay conversion therapy
A human rights group says China's government should stop medical facilities from subjecting LGBT people to conversion therapy that in some cases has involved electroshock, involuntary confinement and forced medication (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Transgender service member gets gender reassignment surgery
The Pentagon says an active-duty service member has received gender-reassignment surgery, amid ongoing debate over whether transgender troops should be allowed to continue to serve in the military (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The pinta you can drink with a milk allergy
A new study supported by British experts found the allergy to cow ’s milk may actually be triggered by a protein, rather than lactose. A Shropshire herd is producing milk without the suspect protein. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A quarter of nurses hold down two jobs
One in four nurses has taken up a second job to boost their pay, figures reveal, as the NHS faces a shortage of 40,000 in England. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eighth New Zealand farm tests positive for cattle disease
WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand's Primary Industries ministry said on Wednesday that an eighth farm in the country's South Island has tested positive for the cattle disease mycoplasma bovis, which can seriously affect animal health. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Digital pill could address a "big problem" with medication
CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook explains how the digital pill, Abilify MyCite, works (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Supreme Court decides on Scottish minimum alcohol pricing
The UK's highest court will say whether Scotland can finally implement minimum pricing for alcohol. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Giving birth on due date 'less risky' for older mums
Stillbirth risk is higher if older pregnant women are left to go over their due date, a study suggests. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Some opioid addiction drugs harder to start than others
The first large head-to-head comparison of two opioid addiction medications found that, although they were equally effective in getting people off of high levels of opioids, users had a significantly more difficult time starting a regimen of naltrexone, compared with buprenorphine. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Some opioid addiction drugs harder to start than others, study finds
The first large head-to-head comparison of two opioid addiction medications found that, although they were equally effective in getting people off of high levels of opioids, users had a significantly more difficult time starting a regimen of naltrexone, compared with buprenorphine. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adequate Vitamin D Tied to Higher Live Birth Rate After ART Adequate Vitamin D Tied to Higher Live Birth Rate After ART
Among women undergoing assisted reproduction treatment, those with adequate vitamin D levels were a third more likely to deliver a live baby than those with deficient or insufficient levels, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

FDA approves "digital pill"
In a first, the Food and Drug Administration has approved a so-called "digital pill." It contains a sensor that lets the doctor know when it's been taken. Dr. Jon LaPook has more. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

My gift
Why would anyone donate their eggs to help a stranger have a child? A donor gives her reasons. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Indulgent grandparents 'bad for children's health'
Regular "treating" and over-feeding is a common issue, according to a review of parents' opinions. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Giant panda treated like national treasure when it comes to health care
Tian Tian means "more and more" -- a good name for him because he's the father of all 3 surviving giant pandas born at the National Zoo (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dairy free diet: Milk intolerance sufferers could drink THIS type of cow’s MILK
DAIRY free diets are followed by a fifth of Britons who believe they have an intolerance to dairy. However scientists have discovered why sufferers may struggle with cow ’s milk - and it’s not due to lactose. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA approves AstraZeneca's asthma drug
(Reuters) - Anglo-Swedish pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca Plc on Tuesday said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved its drug benralizumab, as an add-on treatment for patients with severe asthma aged 12 years and older. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news