Euthanasia Bill Sparks Fierce Debate in Spanish Parliament Euthanasia Bill Sparks Fierce Debate in Spanish Parliament
Spain's new left-wing government submitted to parliament on Tuesday a bill that would allow euthanasia and assisted suicide in certain cases, reigniting a bitter debate on whether to decriminalize both practices.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

If not contained, the coronavirus could infect 60% of the world population, producing tens of millions of deaths
(Natural News) A top Hong Kong medical official has warned that, apart from full containment, the novel coronavirus could end up infecting upwards of 60 percent of the global population, leading to 45 million deaths. According to Professor Gabriel Leung, even a one percent death rate from the Wuhan coronavirus could lead to hundreds of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Coronavirus infections leap higher in Hong Kong
(Natural News) There are now 50 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus in Hong Kong after seven more were added to the tally just a few days prior to the Valentine’s Day holiday here in the West. According to Hong Kong’s Centre for Health Protection (CHP), one of these new seven cases is part of the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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14 Reasons you'll still need money after SHTF
(Natural News) A lot of survivalists think that money may not be useful when SHTF. While there’s some truth to focusing your efforts in learning survival skills and fortifying your stores of preparedness foods, money can still be useful during survival scenarios. Here are 14 reasons why money will still be useful to you after... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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How Xi Jinping’s “controlocracy” lost control
(Natural News) Although the global coronavirus epidemic has only recently made international headlines, some in China have known about it since the beginning of December. Thanks to Chinese President Xi Jinping’s high-tech dictatorship, that information was not made public, and the virus was allowed to take off. (Article by Xiao Qiang republished from Project-Syndicate.org) BERKELEY... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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American communists call for a violent takeover... and (armed) American people are ready
(Natural News) It is uncomfortable to face violent threats. We endure that discomfort because it is better to face them than run from them. Communists in the US have flocked to Senator Bernie Sanders’ campaign, and the things they want to do are horrible. Fortunately, we’ve faced threats like this before and we’re prepared to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Goal of'Cardiovascular Health for All' Will Require Better Surveillance Goal of'Cardiovascular Health for All' Will Require Better Surveillance
Improvements in cardiovascular health and disease surveillance are needed to achieve the American Heart Association (AHA) goal of equitably increasing healthy life expectancy by 2030, according to a new policy statement.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
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Opioid Overdose Deaths In Massachusetts Down 5% From 2016 Peak
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts health officials said Wednesday the rate of opioid-related overdose deaths in the state fell an estimated 5% from its 2016 peak. The decline comes despite the growing presence of the synthetic opioid fentanyl as a driver of opioid-related overdose deaths, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. In 2019, the opioid-related overdose death rate was 29 per 100,000 people. In 2016, it was 30.5 per 100,000 people. According to the report, there were 2,023 confirmed and estimated opioid-related overdose deaths in 2019. For the same period in 2016, there were 2,097 confirmed op...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health opioid crisis opioids Source Type: news

Scientists ♥ Their Emojis, But It's Complicated
The latest batch of new emojis is coming soon and it contains some wins for science-lovers. But scientists have mixed feelings about some of the new images from nature.(Image credit: Emojipedia) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nell Greenfieldboyce Source Type: news

U.S. Senate's McConnell Cites Hurdles to Agreement on Lowering Drug Prices U.S. Senate's McConnell Cites Hurdles to Agreement on Lowering Drug Prices
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday he did not know whether lawmakers would be able to resolve divisions over lowering prescription drug prices, a priority raised by President Donald Trump in his State of the Union address last week.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Circulating Tumor Cells May Predict Melanoma Relapse Circulating Tumor Cells May Predict Melanoma Relapse
In patients with stage III melanoma, levels of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) may predict relapse, potentially allowing for identification of individuals who could benefit from close surveillance or adjuvant therapy, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Congo's Ebola outbreak remains a global emergency, WHO says
The World Health Organization said despite positive signs in Congo, the country's Ebola epidemic continues to be a global health emergency. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Fewer American Families Weighed Down by Medical Bills
The percentage of families who had problems paying medical expenses in the previous year declined from about 20% in 2011 to 14% in 2018, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). (Source: WebMD Health)
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The World ’s Biggest Mobile Technology Fair Has Been Canceled Due to Coronavirus Fears
(LONDON) — Organizers of the world’s biggest mobile technology fair are pulling the plug over worries about the viral outbreak from China. The annual Mobile World Congress show will no longer be held as planned in Barcelona, Spain, on Feb. 24-27. “Global concern regarding the coronavirus outbreak, travel concern and other circumstances, make it impossible for the GSMA to hold the event,” John Hoffman, head of the organizing body, said in a statement Wednesday. The decision comes after dozens of tech companies and wireless carriers dropped out, with the latest cancelations by Nokia, Vodafone, Deutsch...
Source: TIME: Health - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kelvin Chan / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime Spain Source Type: news

UN: Congo's Ebola outbreak slows but still global emergency
The World Health Organization says although signs are “extremely positive” in Congo that the Ebola outbreak is winding down, the epidemic remains a global health emergency (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Consumers Waste Twice as Much Food as Experts Thought
New research shows the level of waste to be twice as high as previously believed. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No link between poverty, choosing medically assisted death, study suggests
A new study led by researchers in Ottawa has found medically assisted dying is not being driven by factors such as poverty, isolation or lack of access to proper palliative care. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Ottawa Source Type: news

How Companies Teach Their Employees First Aid for Mental Health
At Delta Air Lines’ Atlanta headquarters in late January, 24 employees are arguing over which of them has the worst disease. Half of them had been given cards naming a physical or mental health diagnosis and were told to line up, from the least debilitating to the most. The woman holding “gingivitis” quickly takes a place at the far left of the line. But everyone further down to the right—low back pain, moderate depression, paraplegia, severe PTSD—keeps switching spots. “Severe vision loss,” someone says to the man holding the corresponding card, “are you a pilot?” He d...
Source: TIME: Health - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mandy Oaklander Tags: Uncategorized Mental Health/Psychology microsoftfutureofwork Source Type: news

Two British prisoners sent home from Thailand do NOT have coronavirus, tests confirm 
Tests have revealed that Mark Rumble (pictured, with boxer Ricky Hatton) and another prisoner at HMP Bullingdon in Oxfordshire do not have coronavirus. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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How to get to sleep: Do this type of exercise to get a good night’s sleep
HOW TO sleep: Struggling to get enough shut eye each night can be agonising but the problem isn't as intractable as it may seem. In fact, incorporating exercise into your day is a simple way to remedy the issue, but what is the best type of exercise to promote sleep? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
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Feds warn NHT X1-5 hoverboards sold on Amazon pose fire risk
Consumer Product Safety Commission says Texas company refuses to recall product containing batteries that can overheat. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
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'Ghost' DNA In West Africans Complicates Story Of Human Origins
(Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Merrit Kennedy Source Type: news

Another win for optimism! Recovery after stroke
Optimism after a stroke: Research continues to show that looking on the bright side of life can help you stay well and recover faster from serious illness. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
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Playing golf may help older adults live longer, study says
Playing golf at least once a month can lower older adults' risk of premature death, according to preliminary research. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
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The world's oldest living man is 112. His secret is to just keep smiling and never get angry
Chitetsu Watanabe turns 113 next month, but he got an early birthday present from Guinness World Records, which confirmed that he is the world's oldest living man. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
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Medtronic recalls certain MiniMed insulin pumps tied to 1 death
Medtronic has recalled some of its insulin pumps after injuries and one death were reported due to the device malfunctioning, according to a US Food and Drug Administration announcement on Wednesday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
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Parents, grandparents to blame for half of child poisonings, study says
More than half of poisonings in children under five are due to parents and grandparents taking dangerous pills out of packaging, study says. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
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Shingles Vaccine Bonus: Reduced Risk of Stroke?
Overall stroke risk dropped 20% among patients under age 80 who got the shingles vaccine. In patients 80 and older, risk was cut by about 10%, said researchers. (Source: WebMD Health)
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Worried about food recalls? Don't count on your grocery store
Most large supermarket chains fail when it comes to alerting shoppers to potential hazards, consumer group says. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Juul Bought Ads Appearing on Cartoon Network and Other Youth Sites, Suit Claims
The case, brought by Massachusetts after a lengthy investigation, presents some of the strongest evidence the vaping company was marketing to teenagers. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sheila Kaplan Tags: Teenagers and Adolescence E-Cigarettes Suits and Litigation (Civil) Attorneys General Advertising and Marketing Juul Labs Inc Healey, Maura (1971- ) Massachusetts your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Vitamin B12 deficiency: The dementia-related symptoms that may signal you lack the vitamin
VITAMIN B12 helps to preserve vital bodily processes so becoming deficient in the nutrient can trigger a number of physical changes. Perhaps more worryingly, lacking the vitamin can cause symptoms associated with dementia. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
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Ninth coronavirus case found in UK
A new UK case, believed to be a woman who flew into London from China, is confirmed to the BBC. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fall in new cases raises hope in virus outbreak in China
Health officials in China say the number of new cases of the coronavirus in the country dropped for a second straight day (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Jack P Shephard health: Coronation Street star’s 10-hour health battle - what is it?
JACK P SHEPHERD, 32, is best known for playing David Platt in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street, a role he has portrayed for two decades. The star has also made a name for himself outside of his on-screen persona by opening up about an ongoing health battle. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
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Make the most out of your workouts by focusing on movement instead of muscles
(Natural News) A lot of fitness buffs often focus on building their muscles when working out. But it turns out that focusing on movements instead of muscles can net you better results and can help you make the most out of your workout session. The movement-focused approach Children do most things instinctively. If a child... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Want to improve your memory while staying fit? Try exercising for at least half an hour regularly
(Natural News) Regular exercise is a key component of a healthy lifestyle, but its benefits go beyond just strengthening muscles and reducing fat. Researchers from the University of Maryland (UMD) found that exercising for at least 30 minutes each day can help improve memory. Their study, which appeared in the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, is one of many that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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UN health emergencies chief: "It's way too early" to predict the beginning of the end of China's virus outbreak
UN health emergencies chief: "It's way too early" to predict the beginning of the end of China's virus outbreak (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Good oral hygiene isn’t just for the mouth: It benefits brain health too
(Natural News) Heart disease and cerebrovascular diseases (e.g., stroke) are the leading causes of death in western countries. These diseases are caused by several factors, such as hypertension, high blood cholesterol, diabetes mellitus, smoking and obesity. However, recent studies have found that there is another unexpected contributor to the development of atherosclerosis and atherothrombosis (blood clot... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Coronavirus outbreak begins to disrupt booming China drug trials
The fast-spreading coronavirus is starting to disrupt testing of experimental medicines in China, posing a threat to plans by global drugmakers that have invested billions of dollars to harness the potential of the Asian economic powerhouse. (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Nurses 'in quarantine after treating patient with new suspected case of coronavirus'
The nurses had treated a woman at The Haven in Mill View hospital, Hove, who is thought to have recently returned from holiday in Hong Kong, according to the Brighton Argus. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Investigating the effects of tai chi chuan exercises on patients with total knee arthroplasty
(Natural News) Researchers from hospitals affiliated with Jining University and Jilin University in China investigated whether tai chi chuan (TCC) exercises can improve functional outcomes and the quality of life (QOL) of patients with primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA) due to knee osteoarthritis (OA). Their findings were published in the journal Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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U.S. health officials await invite to assist with coronavirus in China
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Wednesday it had not yet been invited to send experts to China to assist with the investigation of the coronavirus outbreak that has killed more than 1,100 people. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Green chemistry is vital to a sustainable future, YSPH professor says
Professor Paul Anastas, known as “the father of green chemistry,” is one of several Yale scientists calling for a fundamental shift in chemical engineering. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 12, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Scientists find ally in fight against brain tumors: Ebola
One of the world ’s deadliest viruses may be useful in treating one of the deadliest of brain cancers, finds a new Yale study. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 12, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Spread of virus slows in China but death toll keeps climbing
With clusters of the disease bubbling up outside China, the biggest concern is that many cases could still be undetected around the world. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
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NHS 111 is NOT asking if patients with coronavirus symptoms have been to China
One of the UK's top doctors' unions, the British Medical Association, has reportedly complained to the NHS and Department of Health that the helpline tells potentially contagious patients to go to a GP. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Coronavirus Live Updates: China Seeks to Restart Economy While Fighting Outbreak
A Japanese official tested positive after surveying passengers on a ship being held under quarantine in the port of Yokohama. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) China Epidemics Economic Conditions and Trends Politics and Government Quarantines Cruises Deaths (Fatalities) Source Type: news

Juul Advertised Its Products on Kids ’ Websites, New Lawsuit Alleges
As beleaguered e-cigarette maker Juul Labs tries to distance itself from its teen-friendly image and convince the world its products are for adult smokers only, a new lawsuit in Massachusetts claims the company advertised on websites for kids’ television networks and provided free products to social-media influencers and celebrities that appeal to youths. Vaping “is a public health crisis in Massachusetts and around the country,” the state’s Attorney General Maura Healey said at a Feb. 12 press conference announcing the lawsuit. “Today we’re suing the company that started it all.” ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized E-Cigarettes public health Source Type: news

Cruise ship barred by 4 governments set to dock in Cambodia
The operator of a cruise ship that was barred from docking by four governments over fears of a new virus that originated in China says it will finally disembark passengers in Cambodia (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Gay and bisexual men 'more likely to suffer skin cancer'
Rates of skin cancer were 8.1 - 8.4 per cent among gay and bisexual men compared to 6.7 for straight men in a group of more than 45,000 Americans. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news