DIY System Provides Negative-Pressure Temporary Abdominal Closure in Remote Settings DIY System Provides Negative-Pressure Temporary Abdominal Closure in Remote Settings
A negative-pressure system assembled from readily available medical-surgical supplies can provide temporary abdominal closure without continuous suction in austere and remote settings.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Asymptomatic Visceral Leishmaniasis Common in Operation Iraqi Freedom Soldiers Asymptomatic Visceral Leishmaniasis Common in Operation Iraqi Freedom Soldiers
As many as one in five U.S. soldiers deployed in Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) have serological evidence of asymptomatic visceral Leishmania infantum infection (AVL), researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Family makes last-minute plea to keep 9-year-old daughter on ventilator
The parents of a 9-year-old girl who was declared brain-dead have filed another request to extend a temporary restraining order to keep their daughter on a ventilator. A judge agreed to extend the order until next Monday, their attorney says. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Countries That Ban Spanking See Less Teen Violence
In countries that ban corporal punishment (spanking and slapping), the rates of physical fighting among teens are as much as 69 percent lower than in countries without such a ban, a study has found. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dead at 65
Paul Allen, a pioneer of personal computing, died Monday. Allen co-founded Microsoft with Bill Gates, and later bought the Seattle Seahawks. Allen had been fighting non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Missouri's Senate race heats up over health care
One of the key races in the upcoming midterm elections is the Senate race in Missouri. Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill is being challenged by the state's attorney general, Republican Josh Hawley. "CBS Evening News" anchor Jeff Glor spoke to both candidates. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WATCH: Unvaccinated child dies of the flu in Florida
After the deadliest flu season in four decades, the CDC is warning that now is the time to get the flu shot. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: WNT Source Type: news

Wearable ultrasound patch tracks blood pressure
Researchers engineered a blood pressure sensor that uses ultrasound technology and can be worn as a flexible skin patch. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antibody combination suppresses HIV
In an early trial, a combination of two antibodies suppressed blood levels of HIV for months after treatment in some people. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Faulty hip implants: Johnson & Johnson victims rue government panel's role in compensation
Victims have said they will not participate in compensation process until issues are resolved. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GPs urged to tell patients to 'do more exercise!' ...even if they're seriously ill 
Health officials say GPs and healthcare workers should encourage patients with serious conditions like cancer, diabetes, dementia and depression to be more active. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Four armed robot carries out major surgery in Britain for the first time
Dean Walter, 41, a rectal cancer sufferer, had a full pelvic extraction in which his bladder, prostate, rectum and lower colon were removed through a cut in his abdomen only 2in wide. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US wants drug prices in TV ads: 'Patients deserve to know'
US wants drug prices included in TV ads: 'Patients deserve to know' (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Unvaccinated child dies in season's first flu death
A child from Florida is the first person to die of the flu this season. The child was unvaccinated with no known underlying medical conditions. But a new survey shows more parents don't see the benefits of the flu vaccine. CBS News medical contributor Dr. Tara Narula has more. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More than 40% of talk therapy patients experience side effects, study finds
One in four Americans goes to a therapist, and CBT is the most popular and safest treatment for depression. But 43 percent experience anxiety, break ups or other side effects, a German study reveals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Robot seeks out skin cancer with suction
Fitted with a dermatoscope, the prototype can check for signs of skin abnormalities. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO to meet on Congo's Ebola outbreak as toll soars
The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday it would convene an emergency committee to decide whether Congo's Ebola outbreak is a public health emergency of international concern as confirmed cases and deaths from the virus spiraled. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

More than 40% of talk therapy patients experience side effects, study finds
One in four Americans goes to a therapist, and CBT is the most popular and safest treatment for depression. But 43 percent experience anxiety, break ups or other side effects, a German study reveals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

50% of cancer patients burn through their entire life's savings in just two years
The paper, titled 'Debt or Death?', used data on 9.5 million nationally-representative patients between 1998 and 2014, who spend an average of $92,098 a year trying to stay alive. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Less violent behavior seen in teens where spanking is illegal
(Reuters Health) - Teens may be less likely to get in fist fights when they live in countries where it's illegal for parents to spank or slap children as punishment for bad behavior, an international study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The damning vaginal mesh dossier: The shocking failures behind the scandal
That failure of regulatory oversight is bad enough. But we can also reveal that the new evidence was tainted by a multi-million- dollar deal between that company and the Swedish doctor who invented TVT. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Corporal punishment bans tied to less youth violence
Countries who ban spanking and other forms of corporal punishment have less youth violence, says study of 88 nations. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ME AND MY OPERATION: Collapsed discs can cause a curved spine like Eugenie, but new op banishes pain
Adult scoliosis is different from the type children like Princess Eugenie develop - as Roger Neuberg, 77, from Leicester,experienced first-hand. This is his story. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do legal cannabis products really work as well as over-the-counter Ibuprofen?
It comes after Home Secretary Sajid Javid announced that from next month ‘specialist’ doctors — such as neurologists — will be able to prescribe medicinal cannabis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Congo confirms 33 Ebola cases in past week, of whom 24 died
Congo has confirmed 33 cases of Ebola virus in the past week, of whom 24 died, the health ministry said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

New York hunter, 61, dies after eating SQUIRREL BRAINS
A 61-year-old man from Rochester, New York, was diagnosed with, and later died from, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in 2015 after he ate squirrel brains that were contaminated with infectious proteins. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Facebook Posts May Hint at Depression
Using sophisticated software, researchers scanned social media posts and detected depression months before it was apparent on clinical screening tests, according to a recent study. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Minnesota woman is hospitalized and has to undergo surgery after flu shot causes rare condition
Jacalyn Broze, of Plymouth, Minnesota, said she had to undergo shoulder surgery after developing SIRVA, or Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration, from receiving a flu shot. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HHS secretary rips Big Pharma in policy speech over soaring drug prices
Vowing to put American patients first, US Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar on Monday blasted the pharmaceutical industry for not doing enough to bring down drug prices and announced what he called "historic action": a proposal requiring drug manufacturers to include the list price of any drug paid for by Medicare or Medicaid in television ads. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. wants drug companies to disclose prices in TV ads
The drug industry has offered to list drug prices on a website, but not in TV commercials (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

7 companies, 4 men charged in $1B telemedicine fraud scheme
Federal prosecutors say seven companies and four men are charged in a $1 billion telemedicine fraud scheme that deceived tens of thousands of patients and more than 100 doctors (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

U.S. to propose TV ads for drugs must include list prices
The U.S. government, in an effort to increase pressure on drugmakers to lower costs for U.S. consumers, said on Monday it will propose requiring companies to include the price of their prescription medicines in television ads. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

ASK THE GP: Dr Martin Scurr answers your health questions
The Daily Mail's resident doctor answers your health concerns. This week, he details the key symptoms of post- viral fatigue while revealing the best way to avoid painful cramps. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

E-cigarettes do NOT stain your teeth whereas cigarettes do
Enamel that is exposed to e-cigarettes or heat-not-burn products for just over two weeks is no more stained than the teeth of non-smokers, according to a study by British American Tobacco. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Insurer Anthem will pay record $16M for massive data breach
Insurer Anthem agrees to pay $16 million in data breach that exposed sensitive information of 79 million people (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Trans teen on sharing the final steps of her transition: gender confirmation surgery
This past June, Jazz Jennings underwent her gender confirmation surgery. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Is hip hop fueling vape culture? 50% of rap videos feature e-cigarettes, weed and tobacco
Half of all Billboard-topping hip hop videos feature e-cigs, cigarettes and marijuana, and 80% of e-cigs are product placements or nicotine companies, Dartmouth University study finds. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here's what you need to know about the new superflour 
The UK could soon become the first country in Europe to bring in mandatory fortification of flour with folic acid, the Mail reported yesterday. But what will this new policy mean for everyone? (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Latest: US wants drugmakers to put prices in TV ads
Federal government wants drugmakers to disclose list price of prescription drugs in TV commercials (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Ann Curry to host TV show to solve medical mysteries
Former 'Today' show anchor Ann Curry has signed on to host a new series that attempts to solve medical mysteries by finding patients and doctors who have seen something similar (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Herbert D. Kleber, Pioneer in Addiction Treatment, Dies at 84
A professional detour to the federal prison hospital in Lexington, Ky., known as the “ narcotics farm, ” would set the course of his life ’ s work. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KATHARINE Q. SEELYE Tags: Deaths (Obituaries) Drug Abuse and Traffic Addiction (Psychology) National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse Kleber, Herbert D Source Type: news

Top Flu Vaccine Myths Debunked
BOSTON (CBS) – As we head into the heart of flu season, Dr. Mallika Marshall provides the facts you need to know to keep you and your family safe. The time to get vaccinated against the flu is now. The vaccine is widely available at doctor’s offices and pharmacies and it take a couple of weeks to build immunity to the flu and the flu season has started. Massachusetts has seen at least 80 lab-confirmed cases of influenza so far, which is typical for this time of year. Plus, a child in Florida has already died from the flu. She was healthy but had not been vaccinated. Getting the flu shot is the best way to prote...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Watch Listen Dr. Mallika Marshall Flu Flu Vaccine Source Type: news

3D mammography detects 34 percent more breast cancers
Three-dimensional mammography screening detected 34 percent more breast cancer tumors than the traditional process of a single image, according to a study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news