WATCH: Why dark chocolate is better for your health
People in the United States consume 2.8 billion pounds of chocolate each year - over 11 pounds per person. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

When Teens Threaten Violence, A Community Responds With Compassion
(Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rhitu Chatterjee Source Type: news

The hairdressing salon for people who have cancer
The Feel Good Project is a place that people with cancer can go for beauty treatments, community support and specialist advice. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

RAF Lakenheath: USAF nurses work in NHS hospitals
NHS bosses say it means patients are being seen "more quickly" and US medics gain wider experience. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eye pain
(Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eyeing a big break, Temasek buys pie in Dr Agarwal ’s
The expansion is planned through strategic partnerships, acquisitions and new hospitals, Adil Agarwal, chief executive officer of Dr Agarwal ’s Group of Eye Hospitals, said in the statement. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Bipolar and schizophrenia symptoms
Bipolar disorder and schizophrenia have some similarities, but there are key differences. Diagnosis and treatment options vary. Here, learn more about the two conditions and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bipolar Source Type: news

On Valentine's Day, why dark chocolate is better for your health
Give your Valentine a box of (healthier) chocolates. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Coeliac disease may be caused by a tummy bug in childhood, study claims
Experts now believe it is triggered by enterovirus, which strikes in childhood. They say this discovery could pave the way for a vaccine which could protect against coeliac disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart failure survival rates have barely improved in TWO decades
The terminal condition – which is often mistaken for asthma or mere old age – currently affects more than 920,000 people in the UK. The chances of dying from heart failure have hardly changed since 2000. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drugmaker that pushed pill on elderly now facing fines
A pharmaceutical company that aggressively marketed a drug to nursing home residents now faces significant financial penalties as the result of an investigation by the Justice Department. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC warns about potentially contaminated raw milk
A dangerous drug-resistant bacteria is connected the consumption of raw milk ​ in 19 states (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Swabbing and washing nostrils cuts risk of getting a resistant infection
A new study from the University of California Irvine School of Medicine found that six percent of the deep-clean group developed infections versus nine percent from the other group. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about hemorrhoid surgery
Hemorrhoid surgery is an effective way of removing hemorrhoids that cause symptoms. There are several types, and recovery time may be a few weeks. Learn more about hemorrhoid surgery here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Surgery Source Type: news

70-year-old Saint John man suffers heart attack after consuming cannabis lollipop
Two Saint John doctors who treated a 70-year-old patient for a heart attack induced by eating a cannabis lollipop, say they're worried about the unknown risk posed by marijuana edibles, due to be legalized in Canada by next fall. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/New Brunswick Source Type: news

Behavior at Age 6 May Predict Adult Income
Boys with high levels of inattention later earned an average of about $17,000 less a year, while prosocial behaviors predicted higher incomes. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Education (K-12) Income Aggression (Behavior) Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Psychology and Psychologists Source Type: news

Violent protests prevent N.B. doctor, nurses from leaving Haiti
An emergency room nurse and doctor from Woodstock, N.B., along with a nurse from Halifax, say they are safe but have no idea when they will be able to leave Haiti as violent protests continue in that country. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/New Brunswick Source Type: news

Doctors Have Determined How Sleep Can Help Fight Germs
BOSTON (CBS) – When you’re getting sick with a cold or the flu, doctors often tell you to get plenty of rest. Now German researchers have discovered at least one way that sleep can help fight germs. They studied T-cells, a type of immune cell that fights infections by spotting other cells that have been invaded by viruses, attaching to those cells and destroying them. But researchers found that when volunteers infected with a common virus were deprived of sleep, even for just one night, they had higher levels of hormones that interfere with the T-cells’ ability to glom onto infected cells. The T-cells wer...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Uncategorized Dr. Mallika Marshall Sleep Source Type: news

School Lunches Are Linked To Better Scores
Here is some food for thought.  Children who consistently eat lunch at school are more likely to score better on standardized tests, according to a study out of India, one of the biggest and longest running studies looking at the effect of school lunch on academic performance. (Image credit: WPRI-TV) Researchers studied over 200,000 rural households in India as a public free lunch program was rolled out over time. They found that kids with up to five years of midday meals had reading scores 18 percent higher than kids who were offered school lunches for less than a year. They also scored better on math tests. The...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Cleaning routine shows promise in curbing superbug infection
A new study finds a way for people to cut their risk of developing a dangerous superbug infection after leaving the hospital (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Aggressive sanitizing at home lowers post-hospital MRSA risk
(Reuters Health) - A six-month program of aggressively washing and sanitizing at home after surgery can lower the risk of developing a potentially-deadly infection for people who harbor the antibiotic-resistant bacterium known as MRSA, a new study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Tattooed and Need MRI? What You Need to Know
While millions of people with tattoos have MRIs every year without side effects, some adverse reactions have been reported, including a pulling sensation on tattooed skin because tattoo ink can contain pigments that are magnetic and interact with the MRI's strong magnetic fields. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tattooed and Need an MRI Scan? What You Need to Know
While millions of people with tattoos have MRIs every year without side effects, some adverse reactions have been reported, including a pulling sensation on tattooed skin because tattoo ink can contain pigments that are magnetic and interact with the MRI's strong magnetic fields. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

TaTattooed and Need MRI? What You Need to Know
While millions of people with tattoos have MRIs every year without side effects, some adverse reactions have been reported, including a pulling sensation on tattooed skin because tattoo ink can contain pigments that are magnetic and interact with the MRI's strong magnetic fields. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

' Remarkable' New Benefit in HER2+ Breast Cancer'Remarkable' New Benefit in HER2+ Breast Cancer
Roughly half of patients with HER2-positive, early stage breast cancer have residual disease after initial drug therapy and then surgery; T-DM1 may improve their outcomes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Cheap and easy cleaning routine wards off superbug infection
A new study finds a way for people to cut their risk of developing a dangerous superbug infection after leaving the hospital (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes cloudy urine?
Cloudy urine can result from many different issues, including dehydration, urinary tract infections, and kidney stones. Learn more about the causes and treatments here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

Exercise boosts brain function in older men, study says
Everyone knows that exercise can give a boost to the heart, but for middle-aged men, it can also give a jolt to their brains, a study says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experimental 'nano-painkiller' is more effective and less addictive than morphine
Researchers at the University of Delaware and in France re-engineered naturally occurring compounds to treat pain with longer lasting effects than morphine but minimal addiction risk. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nearly 25,000 people need to be re-vaccinated after clinics stored shots wrong
Clinics in California, Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio have all reported issues with vaccines that were improperly stored, meaning nearly 25,000 patients had to have them readministered. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stomach bloating - the 80p fruit juice to get rid of trapped wind pain and tummy aches
STOMACH bloating could be caused by eating certain foods, or by eating too much in one go. But you could lower your risk of trapped wind pain and tummy aches by drinking a specific type of fruit juice. It ’ll even help to regulate your toilet trips. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating ‘ Ultraprocessed ’ Foods May Shorten Your Life, Study Says
(CNN) — The quick and easy noshes you love are chipping away at your mortality one nibble at a time, according to new research from France: We face a 14% higher risk of early death with each 10% increase in the amount of ultraprocessed foods we eat. “Ultraprocessed foods are manufactured industrially from multiple ingredients that usually include additives used for technological and/or cosmetic purposes,” wrote the authors of the study, published Monday in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. “Ultraprocessed foods are mostly consumed in the form of snacks, desserts, or ready-to-eat or -heat meals,&rd...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN processed foods Source Type: news

Pumped Breast Milk Falls Short of Direct Nursing
Researchers found that breast milk from women who pumped tended to have more potentially bad bacteria than milk from women who fed their infants only from the breast. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC issues warning over potentially contaminated raw milk
A dangerous drug-resistant bacteria is connected the consumption of raw milk ​ in 19 states (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Long-term Durability of TAVR Encouraging: NOTION, UK TAVI Long-term Durability of TAVR Encouraging: NOTION, UK TAVI
Transcatheter valve replacement is increasingly being used as an alternative to surgical replacement in severe aortic stenosis, but how durable is it? Two studies provide reassuring findings.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Historic Change Imminent in Food Allergy, Asthma Treatments Historic Change Imminent in Food Allergy, Asthma Treatments
Biologics, gene therapy, alterations to the microbiome, and immunotherapy are all dramatically changing the way allergy and asthma will be treated.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Top 12 healthful fruits
All fruits are healthful, but some stand out for their exceptional nutritional values. In this article, we look at 12 of the best fruits that people can eat to boost their health and wellbeing. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiovascular / Cardiology Source Type: news

Inflammation in Midlife May Lead to Memory Problems
The greater the number of inflammatory factors, the steeper the cognitive decline over 20 years of follow-up (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Memory Weight Diet and Nutrition Dementia Source Type: news

Dying at Home: The Burden of Medication Management Dying at Home: The Burden of Medication Management
How do informal family caregivers cope with the challenging responsibilities of drug administration in the home?Medscape Nurses (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Viewpoint Source Type: news

Back pain warning - the one sleep position that could be causing your lower backache
BACK pain could be prevented by watching your diet or by doing certain exercises. But you could be raising your risk of lower back pain symptoms and backache by sleeping in a specific way. This is the worst sleep position for back pain. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Families complain of mold, lead paint, rats in military housing ahead of hearing
The Senate Armed Services Committee will hold a hearing Wednesday to investigate growing problems in the military housing privatization program. More than 200,000 homes on military bases across the country are managed by private contractors. A yearlong investigation by Reuters turned up dangerous living conditions. Senators will ask housing contractors and Pentagon officials how they plan to address the military families' complaints about things like mold and water damage. Chip Reid reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Certain drugs, supplements may improve sperm health
(Reuters Health) - Men with infertility may have better-quality sperm when they take certain nutritional supplements and medicines, but there's little evidence about whether that leads to pregnancies and births, a research review concludes. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Avoid these 'ultraprocessed' foods and you might live longer
A study published Monday revealed an alarming statistic: Eating a lot of unhealthy, "ultraprocessed" foods may shorten your life. Specifically, researchers found that a 10% increase in the consumption of ultraprocessed foods was significantly associated with a 14% higher risk of death from all causes. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Depression Affects 15% of New Moms. A New Guideline Could Help Prevent It
A new recommendation from a group of independent experts convened by the government could help more new and expecting mothers avoid depression, one of the most common complications of pregnancy and childbirth. The recommendation is the first from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) on preventing perinatal depression, which strikes during pregnancy or after childbirth and affects almost 15% of new mothers. The guideline states that clinicians, namely primary care providers, should provide counseling services, or references to them, to all pregnant and postpartum women at increased risk of perinatal depression. ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology Source Type: news

Greater Statin Adherence, Even if Already High, Boosts Survival Greater Statin Adherence, Even if Already High, Boosts Survival
Long-term mortality tracked inversely with statin adherence even in patients with continuing prescriptions for the drugs and regardless of how adherent they were to other cardiovascular meds.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How genes influence bipolar disorder
If a person has a close relative with bipolar disorder, there is a higher chance of them developing it. Learn more about the links between genetics and bipolar disorder here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bipolar Source Type: news

Newer HCV Drugs Reduce Mortality, Liver Cancer Risk Newer HCV Drugs Reduce Mortality, Liver Cancer Risk
Treatment with direct-acting antivirals appears to reduce the risk of death and liver cancer among patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV), including those with cirrhosis, new data has shown.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Chemobrain: How It Happens, and Perhaps How It Can Be Stopped Chemobrain: How It Happens, and Perhaps How It Can Be Stopped
New insights into how chemotherapy affects the brain may lead to ways to treat and maybe even prevent the cognitive impact of cancer drugs.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Glioblastomas Not'Off-Limits' to Immunotherapy Glioblastomas Not'Off-Limits' to Immunotherapy
Glioblastomas may no longer be'cold tumors'considered unresponsive to immunotherapy. Several small studies provide initial evidence for its efficacy in glioblastoma and explain when and why responses are seen.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Teen Pot Use Raises Later Suicide Risk
Not only were those who smoked marijuana more likely to suffer depression and suicidal thoughts, they were also more than three times as likely to attempt suicide between the ages of 18 and 32. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news