Smokers are up to 45% more likely to suffer from deadly irregular heart beats, study finds
Researchers from  Imperial College London found that for every 10 cigarettes smoked a day, the risk of suffering from atrial fibrillation, which is a cause of stroke, increases by 14 per cent. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

American Medical Organizations Denounce US Breastfeeding Stance American Medical Organizations Denounce US Breastfeeding Stance
Leading medical organizations representing public health physicians, pediatricians, family physicians, obstetricians, and gynecologists have criticized US government tactics at a UN health assembly earlier this year.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Hungry for Health: Fasting's Medical Benefits Hungry for Health: Fasting's Medical Benefits
Once regarded as a fringe intervention, researchers are presenting an increasingly compelling case for the clinical value of intermittent fasting.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Article Source Type: news

How to get rid of leg cramps: Eat these three foods to get fast relief
HOW TO get rid of leg cramps is a question many people wish they knew the answer to when it happens. They are very common and usually harmless, lasting no more than a few minutes. One way to get one to go away is not do anything, but if you are looking for fast relief, there are three foods you can try eating. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Girl, 16, who missed three years of school fighting rare cancer is voted prom queen
Charlotte Jenkins, 16, from Stockport in Greater Manchester battled against a rare form of acute myeloid leukaemia to be able to sit her GCSEs and go to her end of school prom. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Saturated fats in yoghurt, cheese and butter do NOT increase the risk of heart disease
Researchers from the University of Texas, Houston, found that eating full-fat dairy actually reduces the risk of dying from stroke by 42 percent. Yet guidelines recommend low-fat options. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

211,000 NHS patients have been waiting 6 MONTHS for treatment
Some 4.08 million patients in May were waiting to start treatment - the highest total since 4.19 million in August 2007, according to figures released today by NHS England. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do You Really Need Less Sleep As You Age?
There’s no doubt that kids need more sleep than adults. Their growing bodies and brains burn through a lot of energy, and adequate rest and recovery are essential for proper development. That’s why the National Sleep Foundation recommends that teens get eight to ten hours of sleep a night, while younger kids require more. But what about adults? It’s common for people to sleep fewer hours in middle age than during their 20s or 30s—and to report feeling fine. But does a person’s sleep requirements diminish with age? “No,” says Dr. Leila Kheirandish-Gozal, director of clinical sleep r...
Source: TIME: Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized healthytime sleep Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How does exercise help consolidate new motor skills?
If you want to pick up a new motor skill, you may want to do some exercise between practice sessions. This helps your brain remember better, but how? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sports Medicine / Fitness Source Type: news

PT, 39, forgot this entire family after a cardiac arrest from overtraining stopped his heart
Garth Suthurst's heart stopped beating for more than 20 minutes on June 1. The 39-year-old, who is from Manchester, defied the odds after being just an eight per cent chance of survival. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Herpes or Bacterial Infection? Testing and Treating Young Infants Herpes or Bacterial Infection? Testing and Treating Young Infants
Which symptomatic infants should be empirically treated for possible herpes simplex infection? New data help to narrow it down.Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

Surge in wearable health tech prompts privacy concerns
More than 50 percent of adult Americans have at least one chronic health condition. Tech companies are now introducing products that promise to help users keep a constant eye on their health including blood pressure, glucose levels and heart problems. The so-called "wearable hospital" is a more than $6 billion industry and it's growing. While the products offer hope, many people have security and privacy concerns. Brian Cooley, editor-at-large at CNET, joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss how users’ private information could be at risk. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

States brace for abortion fights after Kavanaugh nomination
Some governors and state lawmakers already are looking for ways to enhance or dismantle abortion rights in their own laws after President Donald Trump announced his latest Supreme Court nominee (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

How the sex of your baby may predict pregnancy complications!
Cambridge University researchers discovered the sex of a baby controls levels of a metabolite that plays an important role in all bodily cells in the pregnant mother's blood. (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 different types of eczema?
There are many types of eczema, each with different characteristics and triggers. The symptoms of eczema generally include inflammation, dryness, and itching of the skin. People with eczema tend to have occasional flare-ups. Here, we look at the symptoms and causes of seven types of eczema, as well as treatment options (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Atopic Dermatitis / Eczema 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

211,000 NHS patients have been waiting 6 MONTHS for treatment
Some 4.08 million patients in May were waiting to start treatment - the highest total since 4.19 million in August 2007, according to figures released today by NHS England. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Grim footage shows a patient having 22 white hearing aid filters removed
Neel Raithatha, who runs a private clinic in Leicestershire, explained the patient was unaware they were lodged inside their ear canal. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure: Opt for this type of bread to lower your reading
HIGH blood pressure doesn ’t tend to have noticeable symptoms and many of those with the condition won’t realise they have it. But if it’s left ignored, it can lead to more serious health problems, such as cardiovascular disease. bread is an important part of a person’s diet, but particular loaves can increase your r eading. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tiny balloon catheter used by military stops bleeding in trauma patients
A balloon catheter that is inflated inside the aorta to stop severe bleeding was approved by Health Canada in late 2017 and the McGill University Health Centre is now believed to be the only institution in the country employing the life-saving device. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

High blood pressure: Always choose this type of bread to lower an elevated reading
HIGH blood pressure doesn ’t tend to have noticeable symptoms and many of those with the condition won’t realise they have it. But if it’s left ignored, it can lead to more serious health problems, such as cardiovascular disease. Bread is an important part of a person’s diet, but particular loaves can increase your r eading. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Maine governor says he'd go to jail before he expands Medicaid
Gov. LePage says that expanding Medicaid would put his state in "red link" (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smokers 'at much greater risk of suffering from an irregular heartbeat'
SMOKERS are at much greater risk of suffering from an irregular heartbeat that can trigger a stroke, warns new research. The study shows that each cigarette smoked increases the risk of atrial fibrillation, a heart condition that causes an irregular and often abnormally fast heart rate and affects one million Britons. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How do you treat Haglund's deformity?
Haglund's deformity is an abnormality of the foot. It affects the bone and the soft tissues. The causes are unknown. Symptoms include heel pain, swelling, and redness while treatments include surgical and non-surgical options. Correct shoes that are supportive may prevent it. Learn more about Haglund's deformity here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bones / Orthopedics Source Type: news

Zogenix's drug for severe epilepsy succeeds in late-stage trial
Zogenix Inc said on Thursday its drug to treat a rare form of epilepsy reduced convulsive seizures associated with the disease in a late stage trial, sending its shares up 20 percent. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Proton Therapy Trials'at Risk,' Slow to Enroll Patients Proton Therapy Trials'at Risk,' Slow to Enroll Patients
Is proton therapy better than standard radiotherapy in the treatment of cancer? Seven major randomized clinical trials have no answers at this point.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

NHS still reliant on 'archaic' fax machines
The outdated technology was last widely used in the 1990s. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Grim footage shows a patient having 22 white hearing aid filters removed
Neel Raithatha, who runs a private clinic in Leicestershire, explained the patient was unaware they were lodged inside their ear canal. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

211,000 patients have been waiting 6 MONTHS for treatment
Some 4.08 million patients in May were waiting to start treatment - the highest total since 4.19 million in August 2007, according to figures released today by NHS England. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Finding balance on a surfboard without water
No waves? No problem. You can still hang ten on land from Chicago to New Orleans. Surf inspired fitness can help your balance and your core. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When It Comes to Breastfeeding, This Is Why Women Never Feel Like They ’re Right
There may be nobody as vulnerable to manipulation as a mother worried about her child’s health. The question of whether we’re doing right by our kids cuts straight to the maternal heart. The problem is that in this age of marketing vs. activism, we’re overwhelmed and paralyzed by the debates about what’s best. It’s not surprising, then, that there was an uproar when the New York Times reported on July 8 that the Trump Administration had tried to dilute a resolution at the World Health Assembly this spring that called on all nations to “protect, promote and support breastfeeding.” T...
Source: TIME: Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Susanna Schrobsdorff Tags: Uncategorized breast milk breastfeeding Trump Administration WHO Source Type: news

PT, 39, forgot this entire family after a cardiac arrest from overtraining stopped his heart
Garth Suthurst's heart stopped beating for more than 20 minutes on June 1. The 39-year-old, who is from Manchester, defied the odds after being just an eight per cent chance of survival. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2 symptoms: Five drinks to help stay hydrated and control blood sugar
DIABETES type 2 symptoms often develop slowly over a period of year, and some people with the condition won ’t show any signs at all. But it’s important to recognise diabetes as soon as possible, for if it’s left untreated it can lead to more serious health problems. To avoid the condition developing in the first place or to control blood sugar levels it’s important to follow a healthy, balanced d iet. There are five drinks recommended to help you stay hydrated. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman says going vegan has left her eczema free
Victoria Jinks, 26, from Birmingham, says going vegan has almost cured the eczema with which she has suffered since she was born, and which sometimes became so bad her skin bled. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rare condition left a 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

Hangover cure: This four ingredient milkshake is the key to fast recovery says Dr Hilary
HANGOVER cure: A splitting headache, sickness, dizziness and dehydration are often the aftermath of too much alcohol. But what is the key to a fast recovery? Dr Hilary Jones revealed a drink containing four ingredients is the answer to a fast recovery. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: High blood pressure may increase dementia risk
A new study looking at links between hypertension in later life and brain health finds an increased risk of Alzheimer's hallmarks and brain lesions. (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

NASA Needs Backup Plan To Maintain U.S. Presence At Space Station, Watchdog Says
The Government Accountability Office released a report warning NASA that further delays in the space agency's commercial crew program could keep American astronauts from reaching the space station.(Image credit: Sciepro/Getty Images/Science Photo Library RF) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Giles Snyder Source Type: news

A New Look At An Old Way To Store Energy
Solar power is growing fast, but there need to be ways to store that power for use at night. The biggest energy storage technology involves pumping water up a mountain. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dan Charles Source Type: news

Scarlet fever is at 1960s levels
CASES of scarlet fever have soared to the highest levels in almost six decades as measles also continues to spiral, official statistics reveal. Public Health England figures show 26,745 people have been struck down by the ‘Victorian’ disease scarlet fever already this year, after 27 just weeks. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Routine screening for colonization by Gram-negative bacteria in neonates at intensive care units for the prediction of sepsis: systematic review and meta-analysis
This Systematic Review concludes limited evidence of very low quality exists regarding the prognostic value of neonatal screening for late-onset sepsis. Carefully planned and conducted prospective studies, including randomized trials, are needed to clarify the potential value of this measure for the prediction and prevention of late-onset sepsis. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The role of glucocorticoids as adjunctive treatment for sepsis in the modern era
This viewpoint critically appraises two large RCTs published this year investigating the role of hydrocortisone n patients with septic shock, which had conflicting results. It evaluates the use of glucocorticoids in the treatment of sepsis and septic shock in the modern era. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bronchiectasis (non-cystic fibrosis), acute exacerbation: antimicrobial prescribing
This draft guidance sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for managing and preventing an acute exacerbation of bronchiectasis (non-cystic fibrosis). It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance. A 3-page visual summary of the recommendations is included. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump adds more confusion to Obamacare
The administration has made two new moves that will raise uncertainty for insurers and reduce help for consumers (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman's urine infection turned out to be bladder cancer
Julie Morawaka, 55, a bank manager from Great Wakering in Essex, had her bladder, womb and part of her vagina removed after what she thought was a urine infection turned out to be bladder cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Virtual reality cured my fear of heights'
How Fay Nugent beat her phobia by riding Wilber the Whale through a 10-storey tower block. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What would you write to your younger self?
How often do you think how different your life would be if you knew, when you were a teenager, what you know now? (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news