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Oregon House OKs health care as a right, funding questioned
Oregon's Legislature took a step toward enshrining the right to health care in the state Constitution, which would be unprecedented in the United States but raises funding questions (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Young doctor using Facebook to recruit colleagues to rural Cape Breton
A family doctor in Neils Harbour in northern Cape Breton has posted a Facebook message to her former fellow med school and residency colleagues, hoping some of them will come and work in her community. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Eye worm found in woman's eye: "I looked at it and it was moving"
An rare case of eye worms in an Oregon woman leads to the discovery that a parasite has made the leap from cattle to people. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cystic fibrosis sufferer's first breath with new lungs
Jennifer Jones, 40, had a lung transplant at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, in October after a battle with cystic fibrosis had reduced her lung function to 10 percent. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'High Holiday' on 4-20 associated with increase in fatal car crashes
Many joke about 4/20 holiday's nod to marijuana,but risks for drivers are real. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

FDA Clears Triage Software to Flag Signs of Stroke on CT FDA Clears Triage Software to Flag Signs of Stroke on CT
The Viz.AI Contact application is a computer-aided triage software that uses artificial intelligence to analyze CT scans for signs of stroke, the agency said.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

Vigilant adherence to celiac diet linked with lower quality of life
(Reuters Health) - People with celiac disease who are extremely vigilant about not ingesting gluten may perceive that their quality of life is reduced, according to a new study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Darwin ’ s Dogs Project Takes Closer Look At Pets ’ DNA And Behavior
NATICK (CBS) – “What I love about Daisy is she’s just a cute little hound dog,” said 10-year-old Josh Corliss of Natick. Josh and his mom, Mary Ann, didn’t always know what kind of dog they really had. “When we first got Daisy we thought she was a Redbone Coonhound and a mix of some sort,” Mary Ann told WBZ-TV. Well, she’s a mix alright. (Image credit: Darwin’s Dogs) “We found out that our Redbone Coonhound is actually half Bloodhound, and about a third Boxer and another third Heinz 57,” said Mary Ann while looking at a colorful pie chart, which breaks down ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Family & Pets Health Local News Syndicated Local Darwin's Dogs Dr. Mallika Marshall Elinor Karlsson Local TV Source Type: news

Women want more babies than they will have
As fertility rates decline and more couples opt to remain childless, the 'ideal' number of children people want stays above national fertility rates. But the growing gap may be a good thing, an exert says. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Merck scraps another late-stage Alzheimer's drug study
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Merck& Co Inc on Tuesday said it will end another late-stage trial of an Alzheimer's drug because it was unlikely to work, adding to the pile-up of failures to find an effective treatment for the mind-wasting disease. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

6-Year-Old Haverhill Girl Dies After Flu Diagnosis
WORCESTER (CBS) – A Haverhill first grade student became the first flu-related child death this year. The 6-year-old girl was a student at Golden Hill Elementary School. A nurse from Haverhill Human Services said the girl had tested positive for Influenza A and was exhibiting flu-like symptoms. The girl died Tuesday at Holy Family Hospital. As a precaution, Haverhill Superintendent of Schools James Scully said school facilities will be scrubbed as a precaution. “I hope we can all join together to keep this beautiful young lady and her family in our thoughts and prayers,” Scully told parents. It is not kno...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Education Health Local News Syndicated Local Haverhill influenza A Local TV Louisa Moller Source Type: news

6-Year-Old Haverhill Girl Recently Diagnosed With The Flu Has Died
WORCESTER (CBS) – A Haverhill first grade student who died suddenly had recently tested positive for the flu. The 6-year-old girl was a student at Golden Hill Elementary School. A nurse from Haverhill Human Services said the girl had tested positive for Influenza A and was exhibiting flu-like symptoms. The nurse added that further testing is needed to determine if the flu caused the girl’s death. The girl died Tuesday at Holy Family Hospital. As a precaution, Haverhill Superintendent of Schools James Scully said school facilities will be scrubbed as a precaution. “We are all devastated by this news and ha...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Education Health Local News Syndicated Local Haverhill influenza A Local TV Louisa Moller Source Type: news

FDA OKs Dexycua Intraocular Suspension for Cataract Surgery FDA OKs Dexycua Intraocular Suspension for Cataract Surgery
Dexycu, which is administered as a single injection immediately after surgery, eliminates the need for patients to use eyedrops following cataract surgery.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Alert Source Type: news

Lactalis failed to report salmonella on a product -government official
PARIS (Reuters) - French dairy group Lactalis, facing a growing scandal over salmonella-tainted baby milk, did not report the bacteria had been found on products in the same factory in 2011, a government official said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Tetraphase's antibiotic fails late-stage study, shares plummet
(Reuters) - Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Tuesday its lead experimental antibiotic to treat serious infections did not meet the main goals in a late-stage study, sending its shares plunging more than 60 percent in after-market trading. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Single on Valentine's Day? Here's how you can spread the love around
Just because you're single doesn't mean Valentine's Day is just another day on the calendar. You have love to give, and here are a few suggestions on how to spread it around: (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Candy Heart Messages Getting Stale? Computer-Generated Options Are No Help
(Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sam Gringlas Source Type: news

These Are the Dirtiest Places in Your Hotel Room
You may want to pack some disinfectant wipes the next time you travel. When you stay in a hotel room, you usually expect that staff have cleaned it thoroughly after the last guest stayed there. But this is not always the case, and even regular cleaning can leave travelers open to other people’s germs, experts say. In one 2012 study presented at the general meeting of the American Society of Microbiology, 81% of surfaces sampled had some fecal bacteria. Researchers found that light switches and TV remotes were among the objects most heavily contaminated with bacteria, and toilets and bathroom sinks also had high level...
Source: TIME: Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abigail Abrams Tags: Uncategorized Germs healthytime onetimetravel Source Type: news

A 3-Year-Old Indiana Girl Who Was Not Vaccinated Died From the Flu This Week
A three-year-old Indiana girl who died from the flu Monday was not vaccinated, according to local news outlets. Alivia Viellieux, passed away in her sleep at her Muncie, Indiana home after being discharged from BallMemorial Hospital last Thursday, WRTV reported. Her family says they were advised not to give their daughter the flu shot, according to local media reports. “Alivia did not have [the flu vaccine] because they had told us once the flu is going around, it’s not going to matter if you get it or not,” the toddler’s grandmother, Tameka Stettler, told WRTV. “We just decided not to put tho...
Source: TIME: Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alix Langone Tags: Uncategorized flu health onetime Source Type: news

Orthopedic Issue in Kids? Skip These Tests, Experts Say Orthopedic Issue in Kids? Skip These Tests, Experts Say
The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America identified five procedures that may not be necessary in evaluating young patients with orthopedic conditions.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Shingrix: Is the Hype Justified? Shingrix: Is the Hype Justified?
Dr Paul Offit compares Shingrix with Zostavax ® and lays out the recommendations for the new vaccine.Medscape Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

A school catches flak for telling girls they can't say no if a boy asks them to dance
Sometimes the best of intentions have unintended consequences. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NIH Data Release on Teen Brains a Boon for Neuroscientists NIH Data Release on Teen Brains a Boon for Neuroscientists
The NIH shares an interim data set from the ABCD study to enable scientists to begin analyzing and publishing novel research on the developing adolescent brain.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Oregon state lawmakers vote to make health care a right
Oregon's Legislature has taken a step toward enshrining the right to health care in its state Constitution, which would be unprecedented in the United States (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Do Common Household Chemicals Affect Your Weight?
Widely used manmade chemicals called perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) may undermine dieters' attempts to maintain weight loss by slowing down the body's metabolism, the new study suggests. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lower ICH Mortality Rate With NOACs Than Warfarin Lower ICH Mortality Rate With NOACs Than Warfarin
A large real-world study provides some reassurance about the consequences of suffering an intracerebral hemorrhage when taking one of the new oral anticoagulants.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

This Woman Woke Up With a British Accent. Here ’s What to Know About Foreign Accent Syndrome
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology onetime Source Type: news

Homeless patients were being discharged in hospital gowns. So this Miami nurse found them clothes
As a nurse for nearly 30 years at Jackson Health System in Miami, Oliver Castellanos has noticed that many of his patients are homeless. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chemicals found in food packaging linked to weight gain
A study led by Harvard ’s School of Public Health looked at the affect of chemicals called perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) on weight regulation after weight loss. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Jury Still Out on CES for Depression, Anxiety, Pain, Insomnia Jury Still Out on CES for Depression, Anxiety, Pain, Insomnia
There is sparse evidence supporting the efficacy of cranial electric stimulation (CES) for the treatment of chronic pain, depression, anxiety, and insomnia, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

More Evidence Migraine Ups Cardiovascular Disease Risk More Evidence Migraine Ups Cardiovascular Disease Risk
This study expands the findings to include venous thromboembolism, atrial fibrillation, and other cardiovascular diseases.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Volunteers get high to help cops spot pot users
Most people probably wouldn't be comfortable smoking around police officers, but that's exactly what some volunteered to do (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why women are sending a state representative pads and tampons
Women have sent Republican state Rep. Thomas "T.J." Shope tampons, pads or money in response to the stalling of HB 2222, which looks to provide female inmates with an unlimited supply of feminine hygiene products. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why women in Arizona are sending a state representative pads and tampons
Women have sent Republican state Rep. Thomas "T.J." Shope tampons, pads or money in response to the stalling of HB 2222, which looks to provide female inmates with an unlimited supply of feminine hygiene products. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weight Watchers to Offer Free Teen Diet Help Weight Watchers to Offer Free Teen Diet Help
Weight Watchers is to offer teenagers free membership in a move the firm says will encourage healthier eating habits and help curb obesity.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Why women in Arizona are sending a state representative pads and tampons
Women have sent Republican state Rep. Thomas "T.J." Shope tampons, pads or money in response to the stalling of HB 2222, which looks to provide female inmates with an unlimited supply of feminine hygiene products. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kidney stones cases are on the rise, especially in women
A study by the Mayo Clinic looks at the prevalence of kidney stones in more than 10,000 residents of Olmsted County, Minnesota, over three decades from 1984 to 2012. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oregon state lawmakers vote on making health care a right
Oregon's Legislature is considering taking a step toward enshrining the right to health care in its state constitution, which would be unprecedented in the United States (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Almost 1 million Canadians give up food, heat to afford prescriptions: study
968,000 people skimped on necessities to pay for their medicine in 2016, researchers found. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Measles cases in Europe tripled last year, officials say
The highly contagious disease is sickening children and young adults in developed countries due to low immunization rates (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chemo-radiation With Cisplatin Advocated for Women With Stage IIIB Cervical Cancer Chemo-radiation With Cisplatin Advocated for Women With Stage IIIB Cervical Cancer
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Young People Often Face Delays in Cancer Diagnosis Young People Often Face Delays in Cancer Diagnosis
Adolescents and young adults may have long delays between the onset of cancer symptoms and being diagnosed, according to data from the UK.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Mild Shock Therapy May Ease Anxiety and Depression, but Not Chronic Pain Mild Shock Therapy May Ease Anxiety and Depression, but Not Chronic Pain
People with anxiety and depression might feel a little better after they get mild electric shock therapy, but it ’ s unclear how much it will help or whether this treatment might ease other conditions, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Many Older Adults Take Antiepileptic Drugs That Interact With Other Drugs Many Older Adults Take Antiepileptic Drugs That Interact With Other Drugs
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

U.S. Progress Against Sleep-related Infant Deaths Is Stalling U.S. Progress Against Sleep-related Infant Deaths Is Stalling
While a nationwide push to get babies to sleep on their backs initially produced steep declines in unexplained and sleep-related infant deaths, U.S. progress against these fatalities has been minimal in recent years.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

India Cuts Stent Prices by More Than 7 Percent India Cuts Stent Prices by More Than 7 Percent
India has cut prices of some stents by about 7.6%, a government body said on Monday, in the latest setback for the country's $5 billion medical device industry.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Auto Crash Deaths Multiply After April 20 Cannabis Parties Auto Crash Deaths Multiply After April 20 Cannabis Parties
U.S. traffic fatalities rise dramatically on the day pot smokers celebrate as “ Weed Day. ”Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Crystal Whitley on life support after two strains of flu  
Crystal Whitley, 35, of Mullin, Texas, is on life support after contracting two strains of the flu virus. She was diagnosed with sepsis, double pneumonia, and MRSA, (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical schools don ’t offer doctor-recommended parental leave
(Reuters Health) - Physicians at some of the nation ’s most elite medical schools don’t receive three months of paid parental leave that doctors recommend for the health of mothers and babies, a U.S. study has found. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news