Urgent Surgical Procedures: Does It Matter Who Is On Call? Urgent Surgical Procedures: Does It Matter Who Is On Call?
Dr Lowenfels comments on a study that examined whether surgical experience contributed to the outcomes of patients requiring urgent procedures.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Doctors struggle to help older gun owners
(Reuters Health) - Doctors who work with seniors are grappling with ways to prevent gun-related suicides and accidents, often among gun-owning older patients with dementia or depression, according to a recent review article. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Vapers inhale lower levels of toxins than smokers
(Reuters Health) - Vapers inhale significantly lower levels of toxic chemicals than smokers of traditional cigarettes, a new study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Heart attack warning - the one date you’re most likely to have a deadly heart attack
HEART attack risk could be lowered by making some diet or lifestyle changes. You ’re most likely to have a deadly myocardial infarction on a specific day of the calendar year, and the date isn’t far away. Are you at risk of heart attack signs and symptoms? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Young miracle': Baby recovers from Ebola in Congo outbreak
Congo's health ministry calls baby Benedicte the youngest survivor in what is now the world's second-deadliest Ebola outbreak. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

'Young miracle:' Baby recovers from Ebola in Congo outbreak
Congo's health ministry calls baby Benedicte the youngest survivor in what is now the world's second-deadliest Ebola outbreak. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

'Miracle' six-day-old baby survives Ebola
It took five weeks of round-the-clock treatment to keep Benedicte alive after her mother died. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reducing Inappropriate Vancomycin Use in Cancer Patients Reducing Inappropriate Vancomycin Use in Cancer Patients
A clinician who reduced the inappropriate use of vancomycin in patients with blood cancers and neutropenic fever has been hailed as a'Choosing Wisely Champion. 'Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: IBD increases prostate cancer risk by fivefold
According to a new study, inflammatory bowel disease increases the risk of developing prostate cancer. This finding opens up a challenging clinical debate. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Crohn's / IBD Source Type: news

Court: Testimony from OxyContin maker must be unsealed
A Kentucky appeals court says the secret testimony from a former president of one of the world's largest manufacturers of dangerously addictive opioid painkillers must be released to the public (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

'Historic moment' as abortion bill passes Irish Parliament
Ireland's Prime Minister has hailed a "historic moment" for women in the country, after a bill to legalize abortion passed through the final stages of parliament. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart attack warning - when you’re most likely to have a deadly heart attack
HEART attack risk could be lowered by making some diet or lifestyle changes. You ’re most likely to have a deadly myocardial infarction on a specific day of the calendar year, and the date isn’t far away. Are you at risk of heart attack signs and symptoms? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ovarian Dermoids and Autoimmune Encephalitis Ovarian Dermoids and Autoimmune Encephalitis
A woman with rapidly worsening neuropsychiatric symptoms? Keep ovarian dermoid tumor on your radar.Medscape Ob/Gyn (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Commentary Source Type: news

Sleep Disorder Drug May Be Effective for Stimulant Abuse Sleep Disorder Drug May Be Effective for Stimulant Abuse
Modafinil, a wakefulness-promoting agent approved for narcolepsy, obstructive sleep apnea, and shift work sleep disorder, shows promise in treating stimulant use disorders.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Groundbreaking app detects a child's risk of asthma in just SIX yes or no questions
Dr Ramesh Kurukulaaratchy, from University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust, was one of the scientists behind the app - available on Google Play and the Apple App Store. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. Gun Deaths Reach Record High
The numbers, which were confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, show that 2017 had the highest number of gun deaths going back to at least 1979, when gun deaths started to be included in death data, CNN reported. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to know when holiday drinking is hurting your brain
Alcohol can be a quick and easy way to get into the spirit of celebration. There are those, however, who drink right past the buzz into intoxication and, often, into trouble. Professor Jamie Smolen explains. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Overweight patient denied NHS operation by York CCG
Roland Crooke took a loan to pay for private treatment after being told to lose weight for hip surgery (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does Diabetes Damage Brain Health?
Researchers have found that people with diabetes had lower scores on verbal memory and verbal fluency tests. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gene editing could be used for people who want to lose weight
Scientists from the University of California have found that making tweaks to the gene SIM1, which regulates hunger, they can help suppress the appetites of people who are trying to lose weight. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stomach-churning video shows the moment a Vietnamese ant was 'tweezered' out of a man's EAR
The unnamed man arrived at a hospital in the city of H ải Dương - around 46miles (75km) from Hanoi - claiming to have woken with what felt like an insect crawling and even biting inside his ear. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D warning - the surprising supplement to avoid a ‘sunshine vitamin’ deficiency
VITAMIN D deficiency risk could be lowered by taking regular ‘sunshine’ supplements, or by adding more vitamin D-rich foods to your diet. But you could also lower your chances of vitamin D deficiency symptoms and signs by regularly taking these surprising supplements. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Theresa May ’s promise of £20.5billion funding boost for the NHS 'won’t be enough to improve care'
A report by the London-based Institute for Public Policy Research has warned as little as £1.3billion of the huge sum will be left for improving patient care after day-to-day costs are covered. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to stop bleeding on Depo-Provera
Depo-Provera is a birth control shot that can sometimes cause spotting. It is a common side effect, and there are home remedies that can help stop it. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Birth Control / Contraception Source Type: news

Girl, 2, survives 'drastic' surgery to reconstruct her skull
Using a 3D-printed model, some 210 screws and a black pen, surgeons in Quebec undertook a risky 12-hour operation to reduce the size of a two-year-old's enlarged skull and allow her brain to grow. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

How a breakthrough new fertility test offers hope for families struggling to conceive
The test looks at the DNA of the mother to find the optimal time to conceive. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Congress Votes to Legalize Hemp, Cuts Schedule I Classification Congress Votes to Legalize Hemp, Cuts Schedule I Classification
Congress has passed the 2018 Farm Bill, which includes a provision to make hemp an agricultural commodity by removing it from the federal list of controlled substances.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

WATCH: How a breakthrough new fertility test offers hope for families struggling to conceive
The test looks at the DNA of the mother to find the optimal time to conceive. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

High blood pressure warning - the taste in your mouth that’s a sign of DEADLY hypertension
HIGH blood pressure symptoms include chest pain, headaches, and difficulty breathing. You could also be at risk of deadly hypertension signs - or ‘the silent killer’ - if you have this bad taste in your mouth. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2 warning - the one drink you should AVOID or risk high blood sugar signs
DIABETES type 2 risk could be lowered by making some diet or lifestyle changes. You could prevent high blood sugar symptoms by avoiding this breakfast drink. Are you at risk of diabetes signs and symptoms? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Baby who caught killer Ebola at just six days old is hailed a 'miracle'
Congo's health ministry said the girl, called  Benedicte, is the youngest survivor in what is now the world's second-deadliest ever Ebola outbreak. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists Are Fighting For The Stricken Pickle Against This Tricky Disease
Downy mildew, once just a nuisance, has evolved into a devastating adversary to the pickle, as it now quickly adapts to fungicides and pickle hybrids, and can lay waste to crops in a matter of days.(Image credit: Bernd Settnik/Picture Alliance via Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carolyn Beans Source Type: news

Desperate mother fears for her daughter, 12, at risk of organ failure due to a phobia of EATING
Grace Daw, from Cheshire, has lived with a fear of choking since she was a baby. It can take her over an hour to eat a mouthful of food, her helpless mother, Janine Daw, 48, said. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No one knew retired firefighter 'Captain Bob' was struggling with PTSD. Now his peers are learning the signs
A cultural shift in the understanding of how PTSD can affect first responders hasn't necessarily reached people who have retired from careers as police, paramedics and firefighters. The union representing firefighters in Richmond is working to change that. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Office worker with a 'bumpy' nose from two botched surgeries
Stacy, whose surname is unknown, of Phoenix, Arizona, would wear hats to hide her 'lumpy bumpy nose' after failed rhinoplasties caused her to develop   neovascularisation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WATCH: Fentanyl driving increase in drug overdose deaths
A new federal report shows the astonishing pace in which fentanyl rose to become the drug associated with the most overdose deaths in the United States. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Crackdown on sexist ads outlaws' bad female driver' and 'inept dad' commercials
Depictions of girls as less academic than boys or men being belittled for "unmanly" behavior will be soon be a thing of the past in British commercials. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast cancer screening error 'overstated'
There was no major incident, just confusion, and the scale of the problem was overstated, a report finds. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alfacalcidol Does Not Lower CV Risk in Dialysis, Trial Suggests Alfacalcidol Does Not Lower CV Risk in Dialysis, Trial Suggests
Alfacalcidol did not reduce the risk for cardiovascular events in patients without secondary hyperparathyroidism who were undergoing maintenance hemodialysis, the J-DAVID trial found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Touching video reveals paralysed man, 24, laughing with his mother during their morning routine
Zack Collie, from Newport Beach in California, lost all movement from the neck down after injuring his spine in a swimming accident at the age of 15. He now needs help with everyday activities. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientist whose cancer was dismissed as jet lag during a holiday to Disney World is in remission
Claire Daly, 34, of  Coventry, West Midlands, was just days into the three-week break with her husband Matt, 43, in September 2015 when she became fatigued and under the weather. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Mediterranean diet reduces cardiovascular risk by a quarter
The cardiovascular benefits of the Mediterranean diet are well-studied. A new paper asks exactly how this eating pattern might benefit heart health. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

She almost died of a heart attack. Now she's training for 'American Ninja Warrior'
In Red Rock Canyon, about 30 minutes outside of Las Vegas, Molly Burdick is trying to scale a boulder using nothing more than her hands, feet and some chalk. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

App tells your doctor if you have malaria
Only a few spare seats remain in the crowded waiting room at Kiruddu General Hospital, overlooking Lake Victoria on Kampala's southern tip. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rape survivors are fighting back against victim-blaming in Lebanon
"I've been raped," Manal Issa shouts as she staggers down a street in Beirut. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Transformation of divorcee whose uneven breasts were turned symmetrical
In the programme, which aired in the US last night, Hope explained how her right breast was 'extremely high', compared to her left. Doctors on TV show Botched warned surgery was unlikely to work. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sex tips ... from a Buddhist monk?
Could advice from a former Buddhist monk help improve your sex life? That's the implication of "The Passion Book: A Tibetan Guide to Love and Sex," originally written in 1938 by Tibetan Buddhist monk Gendun Chopel. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ask Well: Is Eating Deli Meats Really That Bad for You?
Even small amounts of processed meat increase the risk of colorectal cancer. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Meat Colon and Colorectal Cancer Diet and Nutrition Labeling and Labels (Product) Oils and Fats Source Type: news

'My mummy's sick': Boy, 4, calls ambulance for mum using Siri
Beau Austin has now been given a bravery award for his quick thinking. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teething gels to be taken off supermarket shelves
Parents are advised to massage their child's gums or use a teething ring before trying the gels. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news