Weight-Loss Drug May Cut Seizures in Rare Type of Epilepsy Weight-Loss Drug May Cut Seizures in Rare Type of Epilepsy
Topline results of a second phase 3 study show that low-dose fenfluramine, which has previously been used as a weight-loss drug, may cut seizure frequency in patients with Dravet syndrome who are not well controlled with antiseizure agents.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Half the country is trying to lose weight, CDC figures reveal
Women are making more of an effort than men, and richer people are more likely to make their weight a priority than lower-income people, the new CDC report found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers find compound that may halt some fibrotic diseases
Researchers have discovered why scar tissues in some fibrotic diseases strangle vital organs, and may have identified the trigger and a method of treatment. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast and Gynecological Cancer Risk Is Minimal With IVF Breast and Gynecological Cancer Risk Is Minimal With IVF
The study of more than 250,000 British women shows reassuring data on breast cancer risk; there is an increased ovarian cancer risk but it is small and limited to those with existing risk factors.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Pediatricians need more information on medical marijuana for kids, study says
About half of Canadian pediatricians surveyed say they've had a young patient who has used cannabis for medical reasons, but most are unwilling to prescribe it due to a lack of evidence about its effectiveness or safety for children and adolescents. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Latest death shines light on Rocky Mountain spotted fever
Health officials have confirmed Wisconsin's first documented death from Rocky Mountain spotted fever ​, which is spread by ticks (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Back pain - add this herb to your dinner to prevent lower backache
BACK pain could be prevented by changing your diet or by swapping your sleep position. But you could also lower your risk of lower back pain symptoms by eating this herb everyday. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prince Harry, Elton John to launch coalition against HIV in men
Britain's Prince Harry and music star Elton John are joining forces to launch a "global coalition" focused on treating HIV infections in men, the singer's AIDS charity said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Scientists Reprogram Immune Cells to Fight Cancer
A team of scientists say they've developed a new, faster method to reprogram T cells, which normally target bacterial or fungal infections, into cancer fighters. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More than 1.3 MILLION American teenagers have hypertension, CDC report reveals
A new CDC report found that one in seven US children have hypertension. New guidelines released last year reclassified 800,000 children as having high blood pressure. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the symptoms of a polyp of the cervix?
Cervical polyps are small growths on the cervix. They may cause symptoms that include spotting between periods or bleeding after sexual intercourse or menopause. Causes may include high estrogen levels or chronic inflammation. It is possible to remove polyps surgically, and they do not usually return. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Women's Health / Gynecology Source Type: news

More than 400 overseas trainee GPs could be thrown out of England
According to an NHS email seen by journalists the health service is 'unlikely' to be able to extend the visas of trainee doctors from outside Europe, and is calling on private practices to step in. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Half the country is trying to lose weight, CDC figures reveal
Women are making more of an effort than men, and richer people are more likely to make their weight a priority than lower-income people, the new CDC report found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Condition left a New York teacher needing 19 hours of sleep A DAY
For six years, Kristen Devanna, 27, from Long Island, New York, suffered cracked skin, constantly feeling cold and fatigue so severe she needed to sleep within an hour of waking up. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Low levels of psychological distress can increase risk of arthritis
Southampton General Hospital researchers assessed 16,485 British adults over a three-year period to make the conclusion, published in the Journal of Psychosomatic Research. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scans increasingly catch 'incidentalomas' that are rarely problematic
(Reuters Health) - Advanced imaging tests for many common health problems may catch something else entirely: abnormalities, known as "incidentalomas," that can create anxiety about tumors but more often than not, don't turn out to be cancer, a research review suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Southeast Asia haze tied to hospitalization for breathing problems
(Reuters Health) - People are more likely to be hospitalized for respiratory disorders during the annual haze season in Southeast Asia, when densely polluted air hovers over the region, than at other times of year, a Malaysian study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Smoking ban in public housing takes effect at end of July
A federal ban passed in 2016 will wipe out smoking in nearly a million public housing units around the country (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Quiz: What Do You Know About This Pancreatic Condition? Quiz: What Do You Know About This Pancreatic Condition?
Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency is a condition that can accompany more established disorders. But do you have the proper knowledge to know it when you see it? Take this quiz to find out.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

75% of black adults develop dangerously high blood pressure before the age of 55, study reveals
A new study, led by the University of Alabama, has found that both black men and women had a 1.5 to two times higher risk for hypertension compared with their white peers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis - 95p essential oil could relieve joint pain and inflammation
RHEUMATOID arthritis pain could be reduced by making changes to your diet plan, it ’s been claimed. This cheap fruit essential oil could help to prevent or relieve painful signs or symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Vitamin D offers no protection against Alzheimer's
Systematic review of clinical studies finds no robust evidence that vitamin D protects the brain against diseases such as Alzheimer's, MS, and Parkinson's. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How long does it take to recover from heart bypass surgery?
If someone has a blockage in the heart, they may need bypass surgery to lower the risk of a heart attack. It is the most common heart surgery performed on adults. The operation can take many hours, but the success rate is high. Recovery time varies from person to person but usually involves 1 week in the hospital. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart Disease Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the treatment options for BPH?
Benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH, is the medical term for an enlarged prostate. BPH can cause difficulties with urination. Treatment options for BPH include watchful waiting, medication, minimally invasive procedures, and surgery. Lifestyle changes can also help improve a person ’s symptoms. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Prostate / Prostate Cancer Source Type: news

People who write about positive emotions are less likely to go to the doctor, study finds
Previous studies have shown benefits of 'getting bad things off your chest' in diary form. But a new study by Northumbria University shows that focusing on the positive reduces stress. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Take a Walk in the Woods. Doctor's Orders.
‘ Forest bathing, ’ or immersing yourself in nature, is being embraced by doctors and others as a way to combat stress and improve health. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AMITHA KALAICHANDRAN, M.D. Tags: Forests and Forestry Walking Senses and Sensation Anxiety and Stress Doctors Cortisol (Hormone) Source Type: news

WHO seeks access to Syrians dying from heat, disease in south
The World Health Organization (WHO) called on Thursday for access to 210,000 displaced people who have fled fighting in southern Syria and are in urgent need of medicines and health services, including some injured requiring evacuation. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

French woman, 35, discovers electric shock sensations were caused by tapeworm larvae
A 35-year-old French woman went to hospital complaining of feeling weak and the sensation of electric shocks in her legs, and was told she had tapeworm larvae infecting her spine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Fertility treatments don't raise ovarian, breast cancer risk
Women who receive fertility treatments are not at a heightened risk of ovarian, womb or breast cancer, according to large study in Britain. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smell receptors could help sniff out health problems, researchers say
Smell receptors found throughout the body could help diagnose and treat diseases, including cancer, according to a review of studies. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sparse details on Iowa plans that bypass Obama's health law
An Iowa law approved this spring in the Republican-controlled Legislature would allow the conservative and politically powerful Iowa Farm Bureau to offer health plans that skirt requirements of the Affordable Care Act (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

There ’s More Good News About Immune Therapies for Cancer
There has been welcome excitement in the cancer field lately about immune-based treatments, which co-opt the body’s own immune system to fight tumors. The so-called immunotherapies have transformed everything from solid cancers like melanoma and lung, to blood cancers like lymphoma and leukemia. In the latest study involving one of the first immunotherapies approved by the Food and Drug Administration, researchers report that an immune-based approach can even help people with advanced melanoma, which has spread to the brain, to live longer. The study, published in Cancer Immunology Research, included more than 2,700 ...
Source: TIME: Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Cancer healthytime Innovation Health Source Type: news

New Findings Illuminate'Black Box of Leukemia'New Findings Illuminate'Black Box of Leukemia '
Researchers have identified genetic mutations that may occur years before acute myeloid leukemia actually develops, giving new clues as to how the disease begins.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

From Nearly Dead to Medical School Graduate From Nearly Dead to Medical School Graduate
Alex Lake was robbed and beaten, and nearly died. He was told to reconsider medical school but chose not to listen. This is his incredible story.Medscape Med Students (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Article Source Type: news

Cinnamon could treat bacterial infections, claim scientists
Swinburne University of Technology researchers tested cinnamaldehyde's ability to break up biofilms - which act as a shield against antibiotics - that form over bacteria to help it spread. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A 4 Billion Light-Year Journey Ends At The South Pole
(Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joe Palca Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Asthma: A healthful diet may prevent symptoms
A new study shows that a balanced diet may help people with asthma better manage their condition and reduce the severity of their symptoms. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Asthma Source Type: news

What's the Verdict for UTIs in Women and Children? What's the Verdict for UTIs in Women and Children?
Recent studies support antibiotic selection for adult women and test a handy online calculator that predicts which febrile children have UTI.Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Expert Column Source Type: news

Should Commercial DNA Tests Help Reunite Immigrant Families? Should Commercial DNA Tests Help Reunite Immigrant Families?
Some commercial DNA testing companies have offered their assistance to help reunite immigrant children with their families. Is this a good idea?Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Olympic gold medalist skier Kikkan Randall, 35, reveals breast cancer diagnosis
Kikkan Randall, 35, revealed on social media on Tuesday that she's been diagnosed with breast cancer. She say the 'prognosis is good because the cancer was 'caught early'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

USPSTF: CAC, hsCRP, Brachial Index Not Ready for Prime Time USPSTF: CAC, hsCRP, Brachial Index Not Ready for Prime Time
Citing a paucity of data, the task force balked at recommending for or against coronary calcium scoring, high-sensitivity C-reactive protein, and ankle-brachial index for CVD risk assessment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Stopping potential sexually transmitted superbug
The British Association of Sexual Health and HIV has published new treatment guidelines in an attempt to prevent the sexually transmitted infection mycoplasma genitalium, also known as MGem or MG, from developing into a superbug. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Half of Americans Trying to Slim Down
Half of Americans say they've tried to lose weight in the past year -- including two-thirds of those who were obese, CDC researchers say. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Immune Therapy May Help Melanoma in the Brain
A therapy that harnesses the body’s immune system to target and destroy cancer cells has been found to help people with melanoma that has spread to the brain. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zogenix's seizure drug clears late-stage trial, shares soar
Zogenix Inc said on Thursday its drug to treat a rare form of childhood epilepsy reduced convulsive seizures in a second late-stage trial, sending the drug developer's shares up as much as 26 percent. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news