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A Transformation in Stroke Care A Transformation in Stroke Care
DEFUSE-3 supports a longer window for endovascular treatment of acute ischemic stroke. Plus, problematic recommendations from new stroke guidelines.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

'Punished for a crime I hadn't committed'
Joanna is one of at least 9,000 non-smokers in the UK diagnosed with lung cancer every year. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Environmental Chemicals Found in Non-Stick Pans Are Linked to Weight Gain
Chemicals known as perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)—used frequently in fast-food wrappers and other products for their oil- and water-repellant properties—have been linked to hormone disruption, immune dysfunction, high cholesterol and even cancer. Now, a new study suggests that exposure to the chemicals could make it harder to keep weight off after dieting. The study, published in PLOS Medicine, found that levels of PFAS in the blood were linked to greater weight gain in a group of people who had recently shed pounds, especially among the women. Another finding may hint at why: People with higher blood levels ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Chemicals In Food Wrappers Are Linked to Weight Gain
Chemicals known as perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)—used frequently in fast-food wrappers and other products for their oil- and water-repellant properties—have been linked to hormone disruption, immune dysfunction, high cholesterol and even cancer. Now, a new study suggests that exposure to the chemicals could make it harder to keep weight off after dieting. The study, published in PLOS Medicine, found that levels of PFAS in the blood were linked to greater weight gain in a group of people who had recently shed pounds, especially among the women. Another finding may hint at why: People with higher blood levels ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Exercise May Help Prevent Psychosis in High-Risk Youth Exercise May Help Prevent Psychosis in High-Risk Youth
Previous studies indicate exercise may improve clinical, social, and cognitive function in patients with psychosis. New research now suggests it may also have preventive benefits.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

Medical News Today: Why does my stomach feel tight?
Learn about why your stomach feels tight. We take a look at the various causes, treatments, and conditions associated with a tight stomach. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

How to live longer: Three ways doing THIS could increase your life expectancy
HOW TO live longer is the question on many people ’s lips, and with studies on the Mediterranean diet and vitamin D exposure proving longevity, could a move to a hot country be the answer to increasing your life expectancy? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Routine Ovarian Cancer Screenings Aren't Helping
Screening not only didn’t prevent any deaths, it also led to harm, the panel said. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gigi Hadid's Hashimoto disease explained
Model Gigi Hadid, 22, took to Twitter Sunday to say Hashimoto's disease, a thyroid condition, is responsible for her weight fluctuating over the past few years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Going vegan can prevent overweight people from diabetes
Following a plant-based diet can boost insulin sensitivity in fat people, found researchers at the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine in Washington DC. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Light-activated cancer drugs may minimize chemotherapy side effects
Chemotherapy drugs activated by light to treat cancer can minimize side effects by targeting only unhealthy cells, according to new research. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News 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

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

Lactalis failed to report salmonella on a product: government official
PARIS (Reuters) - French dairy group Lactalis, which is 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 despite an obligation to do so, a government official said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Transgender woman becomes first in the world to breastfeed
The 30-year-old woman, who is not identified, told  Mt Sinai's Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery that her partner was pregnant but did not wish to breastfeed, and she hoped to try instead. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Family history increases breast cancer risk even for older women
(Reuters Health) - Women are more likely to develop breast cancer when a mother or sister had this disease, and the risk associated with family history doesn ’t appear to diminish with age, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Screening for ovarian cancer is not recommended
Although the notoriously hard-to-spot disease kills 14,000 a year as it is often diagnosed too late, a panel has found that routine screening would lead to too many false positives. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Depression Common in U.S., Women Hit Hardest
Among women, slightly more than 10 percent have depression, versus 5.5 percent of men. And the mood disorder affects everyday life for a majority of these people, the 2013-2016 questionnaires show. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Widely Used COPD Meds Tied to Higher Fracture Risk
COPD -- often linked to smoking -- is a combination of emphysema and chronic bronchitis. It is a progressive, debilitating illness that currently has no cure. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are you susceptible to brainwashing?
"Cults love people who say 'it could never happen to me' because it makes them that much easier to recruit," one cult expert said. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

REVEALED: Should you go to the doctor or pharmacist for flu, back pain and eczema?
FLU, BACK PAIN and skin conditions such as eczema are common ailments people suffer with throughout the year, but should you be visiting your doctor of pharmacist for help? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WATCH: 5 tips for losing weight with your loved one
A new study found a "ripple effect" on weight loss among couples. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

A single dad walked 11 miles to work every day -- until his co-workers found out
Trenton Lewis' workers took up a collection to buy their determined colleague a car. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical test will reveal if you're in love or 'faking it'
Dr Fred Nour, a psychologist based in Mission Viejo, California, said scientists will soon develop a non-invasive procedure to accurately determine whether or not someone is truly 'in love'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'How To Think Like An Anthropologist' — And Why You Should Want To
In step with Matthew Engelke's book published Tuesday, Barbara J. King says thinking anthropologically has never been more critical than in today's world, where assumptions are made and shared widely.(Image credit: Robert Decelis Ltd/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Barbara J. King Source Type: news

This is what Modi govt needs to do to make National Health Protection Scheme a success
The intent behind NHPS is laudable, and possibly electorally rewarding. But the key challenge is to design a robust financial edifice to make such plans sustainable. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists find 'switch' that puts weight on after diet
A team in Melbourne, Australia believe they have found the protein 'switch' that causes the body to pack on the pounds after a diet, and this could have implications for the worldwide obesity crisis (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US stents dip in distribution in India after price caps
At the same time, Indian firms upped their share of the market to 61% in 2017 from 57% in 2016 after marginally increasing their distribution to 5.4 lakh from 5.1 lakh during the same period. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kidney Stones on the Rise Among Women
The investigators found that women -- especially those 18 to 39 years old -- developed stones more often than men. They were most likely to have so-called infection stones, blamed on chronic urinary tract infections. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Twelve-year-old boy nearly killed by toy ball bearings
Twelve-year-old Freddie Webster, from Yorkshire, almost died after swallowing several ball bearings he and his friends were using as make-believe earrings (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Amerisource deal may not keep Walgreens competitive: analysts
(Reuters) - Walgreens' potential deal for drug distributor AmerisourceBergen will boost its cash flow and push it deeper into a lucrative specialty pharmacy market, but may fail to keep it competitive in an evolving U.S. healthcare sector, analysts said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Bill and Melinda Gates: Trump ’s Proposed Cuts to Foreign Aid Will Lead to More Deaths
Bill and Melinda Gates used their 10th annual letter to answer tough questions about their work at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation — and to defend funding for health work and international aid, just a day after President Donald Trump’s budget proposed slashing resources to these areas. The Gates Foundation donates billions of dollars to health and humanitarian causes including vaccine delivery, child and maternal health as well as infectious disease prevention. “These efforts save lives,” Bill Gates wrote in the letter, which was published Tuesday. “They also create U.S. jobs. And they m...
Source: TIME: Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime philanthropy Source Type: news

Super Sensitive Sensor Sees What You Can't
Engineers at Dartmouth College have developed a computer chip that can detect a single particle of light. Cameras with the chip would have visual abilities even a superhero would envy.(Image credit: Jiaju Ma) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joe Palca Source Type: news

Dutch OK law: Everyone is organ donor unless they opt out
Dutch senators have approved a new law that makes everybody a potential organ donor unless they decide to opt out of the system (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Going vegan could prevent type 2 diabetes
Researchers have found that adopting a vegan diet has the potential to prevent type 2 diabetes in people who are overweight or obese. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Type 2 Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is anasarca?
A look at anasarca, a condition that causes a general swelling of the body. Included is detail on how it is diagnosed and the outlook for the condition. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Adam Rippon on Quiet Starvation in Men ’ s Figure Skating
Among male skaters, body issues are more of an open secret, less likely to be addressed publicly by the competitors but evident to anyone in their world. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KAREN CROUSE Tags: Eating Disorders Weight Rippon, Adam Boitano, Brian Figure Skating Olympic Games (2018) Source Type: news

Anger as reports into Tawel Fan ward scandal are delayed
Families react angrily to news two reports into serious failings at a mental health ward are to be delayed. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heartbroken family explains why 3-year-old who died from flu wasn't vaccinated
Three-year-old Alivia died just days after being diagnosed with the flu. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Nigeria reports 450 suspected cases of Lassa fever
The World Health Organization says an outbreak of Lassa fever in Nigeria may have infected up to 450 people in less than five weeks. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Obesity Tied to Survival in Men With Melanoma
Obese men treated for metastatic melanoma may survive longer than their normal-weight peers. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Weight Obesity Melanomas Cancer Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Should all women get screened for ovarian cancer?
The latest report from the United States Preventive Services Task Force examines whether ovarian cancer screening can reduce mortality among women. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ovarian Cancer Source Type: news

U.S. can sue UnitedHealth in $1 billion Medicare case, judge rules
(Reuters) - A federal judge has ruled the U.S. Justice Department can move forward with a lawsuit claiming UnitedHealth Group Inc wrongly retained more than $1 billion from the government healthcare program Medicare. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Kanye West and Jay-Z blamed for rise in use of MDMA
University of South Florida researchers name-checked the three stars on the back of their new study which shows hip-hop music is coaxing black listeners into using the drug. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parents want custody to stop transgender teen having hormone treatment
An Ohio court will decide the fate of a transgender teen who is in what the judge describes as a "gut-wrenching situation." (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Valentine's Day Is No Romance for Diabetes Control Valentine's Day Is No Romance for Diabetes Control
Among major celebrations that involve heavy carb consumption, diabetes control takes the worst hit on Valentine's Day.Medscape Medical 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

Nurses and Social Media: Guard Your Career and Your Reputation Nurses and Social Media: Guard Your Career and Your Reputation
Nurses have a lot to offer, and social media is an outlet for their wisdom. Here are four ways to protect professional reputation while taking advantage of social media.Medscape Nurses (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Ask the Expert Source Type: news

Thrombosed piles: Are they dangerous? Look out for these five symptoms
PILES, also known as haemorrhoids, are swollen veins around the anus or lowest part of the rectum that can cause irritation and even bleeding. Symptoms usually clear up by themselves, but what does it mean if you have thrombosed piles? Are they dangerous? What are the symptoms and treatment options? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news