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Betting On Artificial Intelligence To Guide Earthquake Response
A California tech firm believes that artificial intelligence can help communities prepare for, and respond to, quakes.(Image credit: Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joe Palca Source Type: news

CDC expands E. coli warning to all romaine lettuce
The CDC warns that an outbreak of E. coli is now connected to all types of romaine lettuce, including whole heads and hearts of romaine, as well as chopped romaine in salads and salad mixes. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teenagers' eyes reveals their future heart-disease risk
Researchers from The Westmead Institute for Medical Research, Australia, found that for every one point increase in a person's health quality-of-life, their retinal vessels narrow by  0.00005mm, (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists hold funeral for 74 dead children
Researchers at Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg in Germany laid to rest the remains of 74 children which were preserved for nearly 80 years, and may have been used for Nazi experiments. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Don't use cannabis when you are pregnant or breastfeeding,' doctors warn
Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada launches campaign to warn pregnant and breastfeeding women about the potential dangers of cannabis use. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Prediabetes, Diabetes Screening Criteria Miss Half of Patients Prediabetes, Diabetes Screening Criteria Miss Half of Patients
Current diabetes screening criteria miss half of patients with diabetes and prediabetes; using an expanded version could identify many more high-risk individuals.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Gestational diabetes an 'epidemic'
Experts say more screening is needed to tackle the disease, which affects pregnant women. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Do NOT eat romaine lettuce,' CDC warns
E. coli infections traced to romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Arizona where 90% of winter greens grow have sickened 53 people, and one expert says that it may be years before the ground is safe again. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D prevents diabetes: Scientists call for intake to be raised
Researchers from Seoul National University add to studies that suggest vitamin D strengthens people's immune systems. Some 77 percent of adults in the US are deficient in vitamin D. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dog ’s "cancer" turns out to be 4 chewed-up teddy bears
"We all know certain dogs ​ enjoy chewing things they shouldn't but managing to devour four full teddy bears is quite a feat," the dog's vet said (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wearable Wrist Device Relieves Symptoms in Essential Tremor Wearable Wrist Device Relieves Symptoms in Essential Tremor
Noninvasive peripheral nerve stimulation is safe and effective in reducing tremors in patients with essential tremor, early research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Royal baby: Kate Middleton due to give birth - Prince William will do this during labour
KATE MIDDLETON, 36, is due to give birth to the royal baby over the coming days. But what will Prince William, 35, be doing while the Duchess of Cambridge is in labour? These are the ways birthing partners can help when the expectant mother is giving birth. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Malibu Moves to Ban Single-Use Plastic
Whether you think it's time or a waste of time, the city of Malibu decided to ban the use of plastic straws, utensils and stirrers as a means of reducing their harmful effects on the environment.(Image credit: Reed Saxon/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dina Kesbeh Source Type: news

E. coli outbreak warning expands to all romaine lettuce
Public health officials are now telling consumers to avoid all types of romaine lettuce because of an E. coli outbreak linked to the vegetable that has spread to at least 16 states and sickened at least 60 people, including eight inmates at an Alaska prison. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that […]Related:Nasal spray of party drug shows promise as fast-acting antidepressant, researchers sayE. coli outbreak spreads as source of tainted lettuce remains a mysteryFirst marijuana-derived drug poised for FDA approval after winning support from advisers (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Universal snake bite cure may be possible
Antivenoms are usually made for a specific snake and don't work for different types of venom, but scientists from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine have made a breakthrough. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Many approaches may help children improve self-regulation
(Reuters Health) - Yoga, exercise, education and personal skills training are among the many types of interventions that may help kids improve what's known as self-regulation, or their ability to manage their behavior and emotions, a study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Successful Treatment in UK Very Resistant Gonorrhea Case Successful Treatment in UK Very Resistant Gonorrhea Case
Ertapenem antibiotic treatment has been successful for a man from the UK who acquired a strain of'very resistant gonorrhea'while on vacation in Southeast Asia.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Global Health: Ethicists Call for More Scrutiny of ‘ Human-Challenge ’ Trials
A vaccine study in which subjects are to be deliberately infected with Zika is on pause after ethicists said it had “ insufficient value. ” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: EMILY BAUMGAERTNER Tags: Zika Virus Vaccination and Immunization Research National Institutes of Health Science (Journal) University of Washington Source Type: news

It's the Hubble Space Telescope's Birthday. Enjoy Amazing Images Of The Lagoon Nebula
(Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Vanessa Romo Source Type: news

Injectible drug shown to be effective against lupus in clinical trial
Injections of the drug Belimumab, marketed as Benlysta, benefited patients with a form of lupus in a Phase 3 clinical trial, researchers reported this week. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Even Organic Cotton Tampons Can Cause Toxic Shock
Toxic shock syndrome is caused by an immune system reaction to bacterial toxins such as S. aureus or the streptococcus bacteria.  Symptoms include fever, rash, low blood pressure and fatigue, and the condition can quickly progress to coma and even death through multiple organ failure. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opioids overprescribed to patients taking certain sedatives
(Reuters Health) - Narcotic painkillers can be particularly dangerous for patients who also take tranquilizing drugs known as benzodiazepines, but a study suggests doctors are still over-prescribing this combination of medicines. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Back pain - three easy exercise stretches you can do at home to ease symptoms
BACK pain - especially lower back pain - can be uncomfortable and can affect your everyday lifestyle. But, you can relieve, or even prevent, back pain by doing these easy and simple exercises everyday. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ags 2018 ags 2018
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from AGS 2018.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

Can Marijuana Be The Answer For Pain?
As patients and doctors look for alternatives to addictive pain killers, many are turning to marijuana. While the plant is increasingly legal across the United States, research is limited into its effectiveness and potential side effects. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hungarian laboratory worker isolated after exposure to Ebola virus
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - A Hungarian laboratory worker has been isolated at a Budapest hospital after accidental exposure to the deadly Ebola virus but has shown no symptoms so far, health officials said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

New species found among fossils in California
Finding fossils can be a fact of life for construction crews excavating in California. That's what happened when crews broke ground to begin the new Bay Area Calaveras Dam in 2013. They just didn't expect to find so many. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WATCH: Belly fat is bad for your heart, researchers say
The location of your fat is just as important as the amount of it. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Study links vitamin D deficiency, higher diabetes risk
People deficient in vitamin D might have a greater risk of developing diabetes, according to a study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Belly fat is bad for your heart, researchers say
The location of your fat is just as important as the amount of it. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Mother loses two sons in one night to opioids
In one night, the Savage family lost two sons to opioid overdoses. Now they are working to prevent other families from experiencing the same pain. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Many U.S. kids with brain injuries not getting needed rehab
(Reuters Health) - Many children hospitalized in the U.S. for brain injuries don't receive all the rehabilitation services needed for them to potentially make a full recovery, a new study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Real-World Data Back Coronary Sinus Stent in Refractory Angina Real-World Data Back Coronary Sinus Stent in Refractory Angina
About 80% of patients with chronic, refractory angina appear to respond to the novel stent, but its path to US approval is unsettled.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Apps accused of marketing plastic surgery to kids
More than 128,000 people have signed a petition asking app stores to remove the games or make them less appealing to children (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Canada investigating use of unlicensed homeopathic remedy made from rabid dog saliva
The homeopathic remedy made from rabid dog saliva that a Victoria naturopath says she used to treat a small boy was not licensed for sale in Canada, and the federal government is opening an investigation. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Medical News Today: 15 ways to prevent pregnancy
A person can choose from a wide range of methods to avoid pregnancy. Non-hormonal methods include condoms and natural family planning, where a person tracks their cycle of fertility. Hormonal methods include the pill, implants, and IUDs. Find out about preventing pregnancy, and when to take a pregnancy test, here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

A Big Belly Bad for Your Heart
Those with a normal BMI (an estimate of overall body fat based on height and weight) but high levels of belly fat were about twice as likely to have a heart attack, procedures to open blocked arteries, or to die from heart problems during the follow-up than people without belly fat. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists closer to a male 'pill' without side effects
Researchers from the University of North Carolina found that 30 hours after infusing male  macaques with a compound known as EP055, their sperm were unable to move. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug Test Spurs Frank Talk Between Hypertension Patients and Doctors Drug Test Spurs Frank Talk Between Hypertension Patients and Doctors
Roughly half of patients don ’ t take their high blood pressure medicine as they should, even though heart disease is the leading cause of death in America. Now, a drug test can flag whether a patient is taking the prescribed medication and is meant to spark a more truthful conversation between patient and doctor.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Tea can make you happier, give you more energy, detox your body
Brits are known for their love of tea and it turns out different types have health benefits too: a scientist at the University of Leeds this week claimed out that camomile can help to manage diabetes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists discover blondes are better in bed
Research by Nottingham Trent University suggests blondes may be better in bed due to many women feeling more sexually adventurous after choosing to dye their hair a lighter hue. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wrist Device Shows Promise for Hand Tremors
Essential tremor affects upwards of 7 million Americans, according to the American Academy of Neurology. Its cause is unknown, and there is no cure. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stroke warning - three signs that you may be having a stroke and should act F.A.S.T
STROKE symptoms vary from person to person, but they should be acted upon fast. These are the three main symptoms of the medical emergency, and signs you should dial 999 for an ambulance immediately. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Male BRCA Carriers at Increased Risk of Many Cancers Male BRCA Carriers at Increased Risk of Many Cancers
Men with germline mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes are at increased cancer risk and may benefit from wider screening than is currently done, according to Israeli researchers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Skeletal Muscle Mitochondria Altered in Type 1 Diabetes Skeletal Muscle Mitochondria Altered in Type 1 Diabetes
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Prolonged Delay in Care Impacts Burden of Noma Disease Prolonged Delay in Care Impacts Burden of Noma Disease
Noma, a gangrenous infection of the face, may go untreated for well over a decade, reflecting the incidence and prevalence of the disease and the ability of existing surgical care systems to provide treatment, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Epstein-Barr Virus Transcription Factor Implicated in Seven Autoimmune Diseases Epstein-Barr Virus Transcription Factor Implicated in Seven Autoimmune Diseases
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Large Spleen Helps Explain Deep-diving Skills of Southeast Asian'Sea Nomads'Large Spleen Helps Explain Deep-diving Skills of Southeast Asian'Sea Nomads '
An age-old nomadic community of Southeast Asian boat-dwellers who get their food from the sea appear to have evolved enlarged spleens that may help explain their extreme diving prowess, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Assays Predict Non-response to Anti-TNF-alpha Therapy in IBD Assays Predict Non-response to Anti-TNF-alpha Therapy in IBD
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news