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Stroke warning - three signs that you may be having a stroke and should act F.A.S.T
STROKE symptoms vary from person to person, but they should be acted upon fast. These are the three main symptoms of the medical emergency, and signs you should dial 999 for an ambulance immediately. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Male BRCA Carriers at Increased Risk of Many Cancers Male BRCA Carriers at Increased Risk of Many Cancers
Men with germline mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes are at increased cancer risk and may benefit from wider screening than is currently done, according to Israeli researchers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Skeletal Muscle Mitochondria Altered in Type 1 Diabetes Skeletal Muscle Mitochondria Altered in Type 1 Diabetes
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Prolonged Delay in Care Impacts Burden of Noma Disease Prolonged Delay in Care Impacts Burden of Noma Disease
Noma, a gangrenous infection of the face, may go untreated for well over a decade, reflecting the incidence and prevalence of the disease and the ability of existing surgical care systems to provide treatment, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Epstein-Barr Virus Transcription Factor Implicated in Seven Autoimmune Diseases Epstein-Barr Virus Transcription Factor Implicated in Seven Autoimmune Diseases
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Large Spleen Helps Explain Deep-diving Skills of Southeast Asian'Sea Nomads'Large Spleen Helps Explain Deep-diving Skills of Southeast Asian'Sea Nomads '
An age-old nomadic community of Southeast Asian boat-dwellers who get their food from the sea appear to have evolved enlarged spleens that may help explain their extreme diving prowess, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Assays Predict Non-response to Anti-TNF-alpha Therapy in IBD Assays Predict Non-response to Anti-TNF-alpha Therapy in IBD
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

FDA Staff Raises Safety Concerns Over Lilly/Incyte Arthritis Drug FDA Staff Raises Safety Concerns Over Lilly/Incyte Arthritis Drug
An experimental rheumatoid arthritis drug developed by Eli Lilly and Co and Incyte Corp poses serious risks of deadly blood clots at higher doses, U.S. Food and Drug Administration staff said on Thursday, the latest setback to a treatment regulators declined to approve last year.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

WHO Recommends Testing Before Use of Sanofi's Dengue Vaccine WHO Recommends Testing Before Use of Sanofi's Dengue Vaccine
The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday Sanofi's vaccine against dengue should only be used after testing on individuals to assess whether they have ever been exposed to the infection.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

' Facebook for Scientists' Resolves Copyright Row With Some Publishers'Facebook for Scientists' Resolves Copyright Row With Some Publishers
A group of academic publishers has reached an agreement with ResearchGate, an online collaboration platform backed by Bill Gates and Goldman Sachs and dubbed'Facebook for scientists', partly resolving a copyright dispute that has split the industry.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

' Play Outside': Belgium Tells Kids to Leave TV for Sun and Games'Play Outside': Belgium Tells Kids to Leave TV for Sun and Games
No television and no tablets. It sounds like a punishment, but across Belgium it was the recipe for the nationwide children's"play outside" day.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

China Environment Ministry Warns of'Stalemate' in War on Smog China Environment Ministry Warns of'Stalemate' in War on Smog
China's war on pollution is at risk of reaching a"stalemate," with poor weather conditions undermining the country's efforts to reduce smog, an environment ministry spokesman said on Thursday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is fibromyalgia worse in women?
The defining feature of fibromyalgia is widespread pain. It is more common in women than men, who may experience this and other symptoms differently. Women also tend to have more symptoms, including bowel irritation, and heavy, painful menstruation. Learn about fibromyalgia and symptoms specific to women here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Fibromyalgia Source Type: news

U.S. biotech companies Alnylam, Dicerna settle trade secrets case
BOSTON (Reuters) - Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Friday that Dicerna Pharmaceuticals Inc will pay it $25 million in cash and stock to resolve a lawsuit claiming it stole trade secrets about gene-silencing technology used to develop drug treatments. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

53 reported cases of E. coli linked to romaine lettuce: CDC
CDC recommends that romaine lettuce from Yuma, Arizona be thrown out. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Opioid Scripts Down, But Anti-Addiction Meds Up
The number of people in the U.S. who received new prescriptions for medications to treat opioid addiction nearly doubled during 2017, from 42,000 to 82,000 per month. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How climate change is making allergy season worse
Warm weather is arriving up to 20 days earlier in some places; one study finds pollen counts have been rising every year since 2000 (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Map reveals millions of people aren't eating enough calcium
Nepal in Asia was found to be the worst offender - having an intake of calcium seven times lower than the amount in Iceland, according to The International Osteoporosis Foundation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Interactive map reveals millions of people aren't eating enough calcium
Nepal in Asia was found to be the worst offender - having an intake of calcium seven times lower than the amount in Iceland, according to The International Osteoporosis Foundation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to live longer: A handful of this 50p snack could slash your risk of death
LIVE longer by eating a healthy diet, and by taking plenty of regular exercise. But, you could lower your risk of heart disease, cancer and diabetes by eating this cheap snack everyday, it ’s been revealed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Apr 20, 2018 This Week in Cardiology Apr 20, 2018 This Week in Cardiology
Ambulatory BP measurements, advanced practice providers, medical marijuana for sleep apnea, Barbara Bush's comfort care, and apixaban for cardioversion are the topics discussed in this week's podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

US states warning over high drivers on 4/20 - but experts say it ’s hard to test 
Officials in Massachusetts, Colorado, Kansas and several other states have warned drivers to be on high alert for marijuana-intoxicated drivers on Friday, April 20, nationally known as 'Weed Day'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are cures bad for the drug business?
A glimpse at the cold calculations required to make profitable drug investments in new genetic technologies such as gene therapy. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

53 reported cases of E. coli linked to romaine lettuce: CDC
CDC recommends that romaine lettuce from Yuma, Arizona be thrown out. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Why a 14-year-old will lead the charge at 420 on the Hill
Emma Boniface is scheduled to take the stage Friday at Ottawa's annual 420 rally on Parliament Hill to speak about the power of pot for her family. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Ottawa Source Type: news

Top tips on getting through hot weather with hay fever
With the temperature rising, here are our top tips in reducing your hay fever-induced tears. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers ID protein that can be activated to treat heart disease
Scientists at a private research institute have identified a protein in blood vessels that potentially can be activated by drugs to treat heart disease. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hungarian scientist exposed to Ebola, WHO says
The World Health Organization says it has co-ordinated shipment of an experimental Ebola vaccine and drugs to treat a laboratory scientist in Hungary who was exposed to the potentially deadly disease earlier this month. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Improving Outcomes Will Take More Than Clinical Care Improving Outcomes Will Take More Than Clinical Care
After Katrina, the New Orleans healthcare system had to be rebuilt. Partnerships with governments, churches, and social services led to the creation of an inventive, more resilient system.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Higher LDL, CV Risk Magnify Expected LDL-Lowering Clinical Gains Higher LDL, CV Risk Magnify Expected LDL-Lowering Clinical Gains
The observation can inform shared decision-making when clinicians are considering intensified LDL-cholesterol management, for example, adding PCSK9 inhibitors to statins, say researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

From New Orleans, the Latest Advances in Orthopedics From New Orleans, the Latest Advances in Orthopedics
Dr Frank A. Cordasco reviews highlights from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2018 Annual Meeting.Hospital for Special Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Expert Column Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to make yourself fart
Farting is an everyday term for the expulsion of gas that builds up in the body. Gas can cause uncomfortable bloating and pain, but many yoga poses and other positions can help a person pass gas naturally. We also look at which foods cause gas and give other tips on reducing flatulence or releasing it when needed. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Could gut bacteria cause joint pain?
A study looks at the relationship between diet, gut bacteria, and osteoarthritis. Surprisingly, it found that the microbiome is linked to joint health. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Osteoarthritis Source Type: news

Vitamin B12 deficiency - add these five foods to your diet to prevent tiredness
VITAMIN B12 deficiency symptoms include tiredness, clumsiness and a poor memory. But, add these five foods to your diet to boost your intake of the vitamin, and lower your risk of life-threatening conditions. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia patients being given unnecessary drugs, study says
People with dementia are being prescribed unnecessary or inappropriate medications that are causing harm, including side effects and higher medical costs. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zimbabwe nurses' strike a test of new government
after 16,000 fired for seeking more pay (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Experimental Drug Takes on Injury From Fatty Liver Experimental Drug Takes on Injury From Fatty Liver
An investigative human fibroblast growth factor 19 analog is in development to reduce markers of liver damage in patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Here's What's New in the HIV Treatment Guidelines Here's What's New in the HIV Treatment Guidelines
Dr Paul Sax reports on a new recommended HIV treatment option and thanks Marty Hirsch for his skillful leadership of the guidelines working group.Medscape HIV/AIDS (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV/AIDS Commentary Source Type: news

U.S. Better Able to Tackle Health Emergencies
While there were gains in two-thirds of states, there were also inequities. The highest-scoring state (Maryland, 8) was rated 25 percent higher than the lowest-scoring states (Alaska and Nevada, 6.4), according to the foundation's report, which was released Tuesday. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Personalized Letter Aids Those With Gestational Diabetes Personalized Letter Aids Those With Gestational Diabetes
Women with gestational diabetes who received a customized letter upon diagnosis listing recommendations regarding expected weight gain were significantly more likely to meet national guidelines, a study finds.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Scientists hold funeral for 74 dead children who were mysteriously preserved for nearly 80 years
Researchers at Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg in Germany laid to rest the remains of 74 children which were preserved for nearly 80 years, and may have been used for Nazi experiments. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nasal spray of party drug shows promise as fast-acting antidepressant, researchers say
The latest clinical trial of esketamine, the nasal-spray form of the club drug ketamine, is boosting confidence among some psychiatrists that it could be a major advance in the treatment of suicidal depression. In a study published this week in the American Journal of Psychiatry, researchers report that an esketamine trial resulted in a “rapid improvement in depressive symptoms” […]Related:E. coli outbreak spreads as source of tainted lettuce remains a mysteryFirst marijuana-derived drug poised for FDA approval after winning support from advisersNew CDC chief stepped down from four gr...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: A waking nightmare: The enigma of sleep paralysis
In sleep paralysis, your mind wakes up, but your body does not. You may also experience frightening hallucinations. What is this, and how can we cope? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news

Alfie Evans case: Supreme Court rules against parents for second time
The court has also refused permission for the parents of the terminally ill toddler to appeal. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UN health agency: Hungarian scientist exposed to Ebola
The World Health Organization says it has helped ship an experimental Ebola vaccine and drugs to treat a laboratory scientist in Hungary who was exposed to the potentially deadly disease in an accident earlier this month (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Been told you have a penicillin allergy? There is chance it's not real
A new study shows the benefits of removing penicillin allergy labels for kids. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

MRI Reveals Brain Differences in Children With ADHD MRI Reveals Brain Differences in Children With ADHD
Cerebral morphometric alterations discriminate between children with and without ADHD against a control group.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

Losing a spouse late in life linked to cognitive decline
(Reuters Health) - Older adults who lose a spouse may be more vulnerable to cognitive decline in subsequent years and require extra support and monitoring, researchers say. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Major Earthquake On Bay Area Fault Could Kill 800 People, USGS Predicts
(Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Samantha Raphelson Source Type: news