Study: Non-inherited dementia linked to DNA 'spelling mistakes'
Non-inherited forms of dementia likely develop because of spontaneous " spelling mistakes " in DNA that arise as cells divide and reproduce, according to a study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

10 DIY medical tests you can do right now
In a bid to slash the 50 heart disease deaths which happen daily, Public Health England recently asked all UK adults to measure their ‘Heart Age’. But here are ten more to try... (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Would YOU wear it? The hi-tech ring that could finally banish your snores
The device, which needs to be charged up every three days, will be available in the UK later this year and costs around £75. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The sticking plaster that can check your blood pressure
A microchip inside the patch stores the findings, which are wirelessly beamed to a computer that converts them into blood pressure readings. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SECRETS OF AN A-LIST BODY: This week, how to get toned arms like Michelle Williams
The 38-year-old dazzled in a Louis Vuitton gown at Venom's LA premiere, this week. So how can you replicate her physical fitness and figure? Here, we reveal the most effective exercises. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two weeks of magnet pulse therapy ended the depression I had for TWENTY YEARS 
Sarah Bradshaw, from Hampshire, long suffered with depression and anxiety. But the mother-of-three undertook repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation therapy - and it changed her life. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D Boosts, Smoking Clouds Cognition in MS Vitamin D Boosts, Smoking Clouds Cognition in MS
Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

WHO convenes emergency meeting on Congo's Ebola outbreak
as rate of new cases has doubled (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Your Gut May Be to Blame for Your Blood Infection
A Stanford University study of 30 patients with bloodstream infections showed that the infections mostly started in patients' own bodies -- often in the large intestine. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hospital-acquired bloodstream infections traces to patients
Bloodstream infections acquired during a hospital stay have been traced to patients' own bodies -- rather than nurses and doctors -- according to a new study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Unvaccinated child dies from flu in Florida
A child in Florida who wasn't vaccinated has died from getting the flu. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Hypertension medications ARE safe during pregnancy, study reveals
A new study from Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School has found that less than one percent of babies born to women who take beta-blockers have congenital malformations. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Proposed regulations would require drugmakers to disclose prices in TV ads in Trump administration effort to bring down prices
The Trump administration has proposed regulations that would require list prices of prescription drugs to be included in television advertisements, as part of its attempt to bring down drug prices. The proposal, announced by Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, states that drugs that cost more than $35 per month would have to have [ …] (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: The Washington Post Staff Source Type: news

Critic Of Federal Public Lands Management To Join Department Of The Interior
The Department of the Interior has chosen a prominent property rights attorney in Wyoming as their new deputy solicitor. Its a controversial appointment for environmental groups.(Image credit: Mead Gruver/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kirk Siegler Source Type: news

If Your Medical Information Becomes A Moneymaker, Could You Get A Cut?
(Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Richard Harris Source Type: news

How to sleep - the one fruit you should AVOID before bed or risk a bad night’s sleep
HOW to sleep: Sleep better by having a good bedtime routine, watching your diet, or by avoiding back pain-causing mattresses. Avoid eating this fruit before you go to bed, or risk a bad night ’s sleep. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

If Your Medical Information Becomes A Moneymaker, Could You Could Get A Cut?
(Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Richard Harris Source Type: news

Access to Emergency Contraception Reduces Visits to the ED Access to Emergency Contraception Reduces Visits to the ED
Visits to the emergency department (ED) for emergency contraception decreased precipitously after levonorgestrel EC, known as the morning-after pill, became available without a prescription.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Fecal transplants restore gut microbes after antibiotics
Using fecal transplants, researchers restored beneficial bacteria in cancer patients who received antibiotics for stem cell transplant procedures. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Explained: The polio-like disease striking down kids across the US as more cases emerge 
So far, 38 children in 16 states have been diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis. Health officials have been unable to determine the specific virus it is linked to - or how to treat symptons. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Colorado's Anti-Fracking Measure Would Keep Wells Farther Away From Homes And Schools
(Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Grace Hood Source Type: news

Study shows HPV vaccination does not cause riskier sexual behaviour among teens
A new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal shows teenage girls in B.C. are waiting longer to have sex and are more likely to use contraception than they were before the HPV vaccine was made available in public schools in 2008. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News Source Type: news

Does pregnant Meghan Markle need to worry about Zika? Here's what the CDC recommends
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced their pregnancy this morning as they kicked off their 16-day, foreign tour. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Many supplements contain unapproved, dangerous ingredients
U.S. health officials issued more than 700 warnings in the last decade about dietary supplements ​ containing ingredients they shouldn't have (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kellyanne Conway called Elizabeth Warren ’s DNA test ‘junk science.’ Is it?
Experts said the geneticist who analyzed Sen. Elizabeth Warren ’s DNA is a prominent scholar, and the method he used and the way he used it was appropriate. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Bever Source Type: news

Probiotics, Fecal Transplant Promising in Ulcerative Colitis Probiotics, Fecal Transplant Promising in Ulcerative Colitis
Probiotics and fecal microbiota transplantation are effective for clinical remission and clinical response in ulcerative colitis, a meta-analytic review suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

More homeless kids visit ERs with Massachusetts shelter restrictions
(Reuters Health) - Emergency room visits for homelessness surged at a large urban children's hospital after Massachusetts made it harder for families to get into shelters, a new study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Mother, 28, who gave birth in a coma finally woke 23 days later when her son was placed in her arms 
Amanda da Silva, 28, from Fortaleza, North East Brazil, suffers from epilepsy and had a seizure while 37 weeks pregnant, which she claims was triggered by an argument with her husband. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New RET Inhibitors Show Reduced Toxicities in Thyroid Cancer New RET Inhibitors Show Reduced Toxicities in Thyroid Cancer
The precision-targeted therapies show early, encouraging signs of reduced toxicities for medullary, thyroid cancers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Despite Crisis, Most Want Opioids for Post-Op Pain
The survey, of more than 500 patients scheduled for surgery, found that more than three-quarters expected to get opioids afterward. Most also thought opioids were the most effective treatment for post-surgery pain. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yemen conflict could push millions more to brink of famine: U.N.
The number of Yemenis on the brink of famine could rise to 12 million - or two in five of the population - from around 8.5 million in coming months due to escalating war and a deepening economic crisis, the United Nations food agency said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

'Concerns' raised about jailed surgeon Sudip Sarker
An inquest is being held into the deaths of three patients of Sudip Sarker who was jailed earlier this year. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trainee barber, 24, whose rashes and itching were dismissed as eczema is battling blood cancer
Kaiser Khan, now 24, , from Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, was eventually forced to drop out of Liverpool John Moores University when his itching became unbearable. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Depression could be spotted MONTHS before a formal diagnosis by algorithm scanning social media
Researchers from both the University of Pennsylvania and Stony Brook University believe spotting 'depression-associated language markers' could improve treatment for up to 16million Americans. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Schoolchildren are being wrongly diagnosed with ADHD
Pupils are being wrongly diagnosed with ADHD and unnecessarily medicated, a study has warned. Younger pupils are more likely to be labelled as hyperactive, researchers claim. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zambia prepares health workers for an Ebola outbreak
Government staff in the central African country will be trained how to spot, treat and prevent Ebola amid fears people crossing the border from the DRC could bring the deadly virus with them. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cannabis oil could give epileptic girl 'a whole new life'
Teagan Appleby, from Aylesham in Kent, has been rushed to hospital at least once a week in the past couple of months because her fits have become worse and more frequent, her mother says. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meghan Markle is having a 'geriatric pregnancy'
The former Suits actress, who is currently in Sydney ahead of a three-week tour, is one of thousands of women to have delayed their pregnancy. She is said to be in 'good health'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parkinson’s disease - does your voice sound like this? The signs hidden in your voice
PARKINSON ’S disease symptoms develop slowly over a long period of time, and could be caused by nerve damage in the brain. These are the most common warning signs and symptoms of the neurodegenerative condition - can you hear this sound in your voice when you talk? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Higher Alzheimer's risk for sleepless teens
Neuroscientists at the University of Pennsylvania found teenage who cut down on sleep were more likely to develop dangerous build-ups in their brain that paved the way to dementia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news