The Checkup: Having Anesthesia Once as a Baby Does Not Cause Learning Disabilities, New Research Shows
Although earlier studies in animals suggested a connection, the new research should reassure parents whose children need surgery, experts say. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PERRI KLASS, M.D. Tags: Children and Childhood Anesthesia and Anesthetics Learning Disabilities Intelligence and Intelligence Tests (IQ) Surgery and Surgeons Pain Source Type: news

Health matters: preventing cardiovascular disease
This professional resource focuses on the new ambitions developed by the Cardiovascular Disease Prevention System Leadership Forum (CVDPSLF) that sets to improve the detection and management of atrial fibrillation (AF), high blood pressure and raised cholesterol, and reduce the health inequalities associated with CVD, over the next 10 years. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Axumin for functional imaging of prostate cancer recurrence
The technology described in this briefing is Axumin, a radiopharmaceutical agent. It is intended for use in positron emission tomography (PET) to detect suspected prostate cancer recurrence in people who have elevated prostate-specific antigen levels after primary curative treatment. It is currently the only licensed PET tracer indicated for use in recurrent prostate cancer. The innovative aspects are that it is a prostate cancer-specific PET tracer with a novel mechanism of action based on amino acid transport. Its longer half-life and shorter uptake period may allow use in more people with suspected prostate cancer rec...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The NHS Long Term Plan: briefing for the children and young people's sector
This briefing summarises the changes proposed by the NHS Long Term Plan, with a particular focus on those commitments in the plan most relevant to children and young people. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to live longer - the 55p snack to avoid early death and prevent high blood pressure
HOW to live longer: Prevent early death by eating a healthy, balanced diet, and by doing regular exercise. You could increase your life expectancy and prevent high blood pressure by eating more of this cheap snack. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

X-ray reveals a perfect heart shape in a girl's chest after she swallowed a necklace
The unidentified youngster, from San Diego, California, was presented to her local emergency department after she accidentally ingested the metal pendant. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A teachable moment: delivering perioperative medicine in integrated care systems
This document showcases a number of innovative and award-winning programmes in hospitals across England that are improving patient care before, during and after surgery. The report focuses on the first-wave of 10 ICSs across England, highlighting how ICSs can facilitate the wider adoption of perioperative pathways of care. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Raising the Bar on Strength and Balance
This report looks at the delivery, issues, barriers and innovative solutions that support strength and balance programmes in the community. The work builds on the 2 External 0 0 0evidence review false https://www.gov.uk/government/news/major-health-benefits-from-strengthening-and-balance-activity true false%> PHE and CfAB jointly commissioned on the importance of strength and balance for health. The findings have been organised into five themes; raising awareness, encouraging take-up, exercise referral pathways, sticking to evidence and monitoring for outcomes and improvement. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Randomized Trial of E-Cigarettes versus Nicotine-Replacement Therapy
E-cigarettes were more effective for smoking cessation than nicotine-replacement therapy, when both products were accompanied by behavioural support. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parkinson’s disease warning - the sexual symptom you should never ignore
PARKINSON ’S disease symptoms can develop slowly over a long period of time, and could be caused by nerve damage in the brain. You could be at risk of the neurodegenerative condition if you have this sexual sign. Are you at risk of Parkinson’s disease? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Global, regional, and national burden of suicide mortality 1990 to 2016: systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016
Age standardised mortality rates for suicide have greatly reduced since 1990, but suicide remains an important contributor to mortality worldwide. Suicide mortality was variable across locations, between sexes, and between age groups. Suicide prevention strategies can be targeted towards vulnerable populations if they are informed by variations in mortality rates. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eczema cream: Two NATURAL oils in your kitchen cupboard shown to soothe eczema symptoms
ECZEMA cream: Eczema can be an irritating skin condition to live with and a stubborn one to treat. It is often treated with medicated creams, but some natural remedies have also shown in studies to help relieve symptoms, including two popular cooking oils you may already have in your kitchen cupboard. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eczema cream: Two NATURAL cooking oils that have been shown to soothe eczema symptoms
ECZEMA cream: Eczema can be an irritating skin condition to live with and a stubborn one to treat. It is often treated with medicated creams, but some natural remedies have also shown in studies to help relieve symptoms, including two popular cooking oils you may already have in your kitchen cupboard. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Best supplements: What are the best vitamin supplements? Should you take them?
BEST SUPPLEMENTS: There are a range of vitamin supplements on the market, some of which contain multiple vitamins while others focus on just one vitamin. But what, if any, vitamin supplements should you be taking? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ask DR ELLIE: Can I wean my autistic son off his awful diet?
Children's eating habits are a common worry for parents as we are so aware now of how important diet is in terms of long term good health, says DR ELLIE CANNON. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deaf woman claims she will become a MILLIONAIRE by teaching sign language from her home
Katie Redstar, 34, is set to teach sign language to huge corporate companies. The entrepreneur from Leeds has also signed a book deal. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trucking in meth: How smugglers sneak the destructive drug into Winnipeg
Before their arrest last October, police allege Allan Rodney and Shontal Vaupotic were smugglers. The truck they drove and the road they travelled for a major Western Canadian drug trafficking operation were their conduit to a highly addictive drug Winnipeggers are importing in droves. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Marijuana may be risky for those with heart disease
The case of a 70-year-old man who had a heart attack after eating a marijuana lollipop has caused concern in the medical community. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Source Type: news

Grandmother was diagnosed with tongue cancer after an 'ulcer' swelled to the size of a MALTESER
Joanna Smith, 58, of Clapham, Bedfordshire, first realised something was wrong when she spotted a tiny 'ulcer' in her mouth in October last year, which then grew and became painful. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Record number of NHS staff quit because 'it's simply too much'
Between June 2017 and 2018, 10,257 NHS personnel blamed a poor work-life balance for them leaving the health service - a 178 per cent increase from just 3,689 in 2010-to-2011. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientific Duo Gets Back To Basics To Make Childbirth Safer
Remarkably little is known about the fundamentals of how a woman carries a baby inside her. Two Columbia University researchers aim to change that, to reduce the number of kids born too soon.(Image credit: Adrienne Grunwald for NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alison Kodjak Source Type: news

WATCH: Mom 'fights' her way to good health, losing 160 pounds
After not fitting on an amusement park ride, she knew it was time to change. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Israel Heads To The Moon
A spacecraft named Beresheet is set to be Israel's first spacecraft to land on the moon. It came about because Israeli scientists lost a contest — but continued with the work anyway. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Brendan Byrne Source Type: news

There's A Gap Between Perception And Reality When It Comes To Learning
Increasingly, people feel they can master tasks simply by watching instructional videos like the kind you find on YouTube. But sometimes the gap between perception and reality can be deep and wide. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Shankar Vedantam Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency warning - the one bedtime symptom you should never ignore
VITAMIN D deficiency symptoms can include feeling very tired and fatigued, and developing aches and pains. But you could also be at risk of the condition, and should consider adding more vitamin D-rich foods to your diet, if you have this bedtime sign. Should you consider taking ‘sunshine’ supplements? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eat Smart kale salad kit recalled in 3 provinces due to Listeria concerns
A ready-to-eat salad kit has been recalled in Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick and Ontario due to possible Listeria contamination, the CFIA says, noting the possibility of recalls in other provinces because the product may have been sold nationally. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nfld. & Labrador Source Type: news

Eat Smart kale salad kit recalled due to possible Listeria contamination
Affected kits were distributed in New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador and Ontario, but the Canadian Food Inspection Agency says recall could become national. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nfld. & Labrador Source Type: news

The Checkup: One Exposure to Anesthesia in Children Does Not Cause Learning Disabilities, New Research Shows
Although earlier studies in animals suggested a connection, the new research should reassure parents whose children need surgery, experts say. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PERRI KLASS, M.D. Tags: Children and Childhood Anesthesia and Anesthetics Learning Disabilities Intelligence and Intelligence Tests (IQ) Surgery and Surgeons Pain Source Type: news

Personal Health: The Case Against Cough Medicine
Evidence is sorely lacking for the value of any over-the-counter remedy to treat most coughs. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Coughs Humidifiers Respiratory Diseases Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Medicine and Health Source Type: news

Too young for shingles? Think again
While shingles typically affects people ages 50 and older, it can happen in younger adults — but because those numbers aren't tracked in Nova Scotia, it's hard to know exactly how many under 50 are affected. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

The argument for playing video games with our kids
There is, inevitably, a gap between the parents we are and the parents we think we are. Not unlike algorithms, we rely on the past to inform our parenting decisions in the present. But this world keeps on turning, and the parenting present is never quite like the past. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smoking STOPS body from fighting cancer and makes you 40% less likely to survive
People with a history of smoking have less effective immune system, study at University of Leeds showed. Researchers stressed the importance of quitting after a diagnosis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can you eat your way to better mental health? Study says yes
It is well known that eating lots of fruit and vegetables is good for your physical health, but research suggests that it might be good for your mental health too. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chinese frozen food firm recalls products suspected of African swine fever contamination
Major Chinese frozen food producer Sanquan Food Co Ltd said on Monday it has recalled products that may be contaminated with African swine fever, following media reports that some of its dumplings tested positive for the virus. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Cancer symptoms: Six signs signalling the disease you MUST see a doctor with
CANCER symptoms: There are over 200 types of cancer and symptoms vary between the different types. However, some symptoms overlap and there are a few tell-tale signs everyone should be aware of. Here are six signs signalling the disease that always require a visit to the doctor. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Federal interpreters suffer 'acoustic shock,' other concussion-like symptoms
Nearly one-quarter of the interpreters employed by the Canadian government's Translation Bureau have suffered health issues directly related to their jobs, including acoustic shock caused by sudden, loud sounds. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Ottawa Source Type: news

Federal interpreters suffering 'acoustic shock,' other concussion-like symptoms
Nearly one-quarter of the interpreters employed by the federal government's Translation Bureau have suffered health issues directly related to their jobs, including acoustic shock caused by sudden, loud sounds. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Ottawa Source Type: news

Japan approves test of iPS cells for treating spinal injuries
Japanese scientists will test the use of human-induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS) to treat spinal cord injuries, a health ministry panel that approved the research project said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

High blood pressure: The two best potassium-rich BEANS to lower high blood pressure
HIGH BLOOD pressure can be lowered by making dietary changes, especially by eating more foods containing potassium. Most people know bananas are a good source of the mineral, but there are many other foods that have an even higher potassium content, such as these two beans. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New pill to halt agony of arthritis: Revolutionary tablet may stop pain for millions
A GAME-CHANGING daily pill to treat the most common form of arthritis could soon be available for millions of Britons. Scientists are testing the drug, known as APPA, on humans after finding that it significantly relieves osteoarthritis pain in animals. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother, 35, discovers her cough that wouldn't shift is life-threatening LEUKAEMIA
Louise Moreton, from Melbourne, started feeling run-down after moving to Durham, England, with her husband and their son. She was quickly diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Parkinson's: How stem cells can help repair the brain
A new review examines the past, present, and future of stem cell therapy for replacing damaged brain cells in Parkinson's disease. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2 - the BEST breakfast cereal to prevent high blood sugar symptoms
DIABETES type 2 risk could be lowered by making some diet or lifestyle changes. You could prevent high blood sugar symptoms and signs by choosing to eat certain breakfast cereals. This is the best breakfast cereal to avoid diabetes symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chinese company recalls products suspected of African swine fever contamination
Major Chinese frozen food producer Sanquan Food Co Ltd said on Monday it has recalled products that may be contaminated with African swine fever, following media reports that some of its dumplings tested positive for the virus. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Features of He Shou Wu-induced Liver Injury Features of He Shou Wu-induced Liver Injury
He Shou Wu, a Chinese herb used since ancient times as an anti-aging remedy and all-around health tonic, can result in severe, sometimes fatal liver injury.Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Diet and Colon: What Matters? Diet and Colon: What Matters?
How do dietary patterns impact the risk of developing colorectal cancer? This meta-analysis summarizes current evidence regarding the complex relationship between diet and colorectal cancer.Current Opinion in Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

HIV Partner Service Delivery Among US Blacks HIV Partner Service Delivery Among US Blacks
Are African American sexual or needle-sharing partners of HIV-infected persons receiving adequate testing for HIV infection and linkage to care in the US?Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Is Remission Achievable in Most Patients With RA? Is Remission Achievable in Most Patients With RA?
This editorial explores the question of whether sustained remission in rheumatoid arthritis is achievable.Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Intraoperative Parathyroid Monitoring in Hyperparathyroidism Intraoperative Parathyroid Monitoring in Hyperparathyroidism
What are the benefits of parathyroid hormone monitoring during surgery for primary hyperparathyroidism?Clinical Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Migraine and Markers of Carotid Atherosclerosis in Women Migraine and Markers of Carotid Atherosclerosis in Women
This study evaluated the association between migraine and markers of vascular damage, including carotid thickening, plaques, and arterial stiffening, in middle-aged women.Headache (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Journal Article Source Type: news