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Turning Soybeans Into Diesel Fuel Is Costing Us Billions
The law that requires America to turn some of its soybeans into diesel fuel for trucks has created a new industry. But it's costing American consumers about $5 billion each year.(Image credit: Eitan Abramovich/AFP/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dan Charles Source Type: news

Breast-Feeding Tied to Reduced Risk of Diabetes
Mothers who breast-feed may be at reduced risk of diabetes, a new study reports. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Diabetes Breastfeeding Source Type: news

FDA, DoD Collaborate to Expedite Lifesaving Products for Combat FDA, DoD Collaborate to Expedite Lifesaving Products for Combat
Joint FDA, Department of Defense (DoD) program will expedite development and approval of medical devices and therapeutics for US military personnel.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Childhood bullying linked to suicide risk for teens
(Reuters Health) - Adolescents who experienced severe bullying by their peers earlier in childhood may be more likely to suffer from depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts than teens who weren ’t routinely victimized by other kids, a Canadian study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Weight-Loss Surgery's Benefits Wane for Diabetics
The study began with 120 patients with type 2 diabetes from the United States and Taiwan. Half underwent weight-loss surgery while the other half had only lifestyle interventions. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Musing on Sexual Ethics Musing on Sexual Ethics
Dr George Lundberg urges discussion on modern sexual ethics.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

White House doctor says Trump in 'excellent' overall health
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump had a normal score on a cognitive exam and is in excellent health, although he could benefit from a lower-fat diet and more exercise, the White House physician said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Past presidents' physicals: What we learned
President Donald Trump is scheduled to undergo a physical examination Friday at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. The exam will be conducted by US Navy Rear Adm. Dr. Ronny Jackson, the same physician who performed President Barack Obama's last two physicals while in office. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO recommends yellow fever shot to Sao Paulo visitors
BRASILIA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization said on Tuesday that the whole of Sao Paulo state, which includes Brazil's largest city, Sao Paulo, should be considered at risk for yellow fever and recommended foreign travelers get vaccinated before visiting. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

IV bags in short supply across US after hurricane
Before Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico on September 30, the United States had already experienced intermittent shortages of IV bags, which are used to administer and dilute medications. The devastation caused by the Category 4 hurricane -- the first to hit the island in more than eight decades -- amplified the IV bag shortage, in particular sodium chloride 0.9% injection bags, which are ubiquitous in medical facilities and hospitals. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Early puberty puts women at higher risk for heart disease and stroke
(Reuters Health) - Girls who start menstruating before they ’re 12 years old may have a greater risk of heart disease and stroke later in life than their peers who go through puberty later, a U.K. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

CMS Proposes Widening MRI Coverage for Cardiac Devices CMS Proposes Widening MRI Coverage for Cardiac Devices
The update reflects growing evidence supporting the safety of magnetic resonance imaging of cardiac devices and would extend coverage even to devices without MRI-friendly labeling.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

WARNING: Why Britons should check their blood health this January
BODY fat, diabetes, high cholesterol and the UK ’s collective weight gain during the festive period were just a few of the topics of conversation when a gigantic lump of real fat showed up in London today. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why your birth year may increase your risk of dying during a flu pandemic
New research suggests that the year you were born may increase your risk of death in an influenza pandemic. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Hamilton Source Type: news

Better Visualization Means No Need for Peri-polyp Biopsy in IBD Better Visualization Means No Need for Peri-polyp Biopsy in IBD
Biopsying the flat mucosa surrounding dysplastic polyps in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) may not change clinical outcomes, according to new findings.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Insurance Billing Notices Threaten Young Adults ’ Confidentiality Insurance Billing Notices Threaten Young Adults ’ Confidentiality
Young adults can remain on their parents ’ health insurance policies until they turn 26, but when they use it for counseling, pregnancy tests, addiction treatment or anything else, insurers frequently notify their parents.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Cerebral Blood Flow Predicts Later Cognitive Function in Older Individuals Cerebral Blood Flow Predicts Later Cognitive Function in Older Individuals
Cerebral blood flow (CBF) in healthy older people predicts cognitive function four years later, according to results from an arterial-spin-labeling perfusion-MRI study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

German Watchdog Calls for Direct Comparison of Cancer Immunotherapies German Watchdog Calls for Direct Comparison of Cancer Immunotherapies
Germany's drug assessment body has criticised a lack of data directly comparing drugs in a promising new class of cancer immunotherapy, saying physicians could be overwhelmed or misled by the available information.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Greater Screen Time Linked to Worsening Sleep Quality in Early Childhood Greater Screen Time Linked to Worsening Sleep Quality in Early Childhood
Higher use of electronic media is tied to poorer sleep quality in children as young as three, a new study from Germany suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Hip Fractures Increasing in Older U.S. Women Hip Fractures Increasing in Older U.S. Women
The incidence of hip fractures in older women in the U.S. is rising after more than a decade of decline, according to a large new study of Medicare recipients.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Electrical Stimulation Beneficial in Pediatric Functional Constipation Electrical Stimulation Beneficial in Pediatric Functional Constipation
Interferential electrical stimulation of the lower abdomen and lower back is a useful adjuvant to pelvic floor muscle exercises for relieving functional constipation in children, researchers from Iran report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Preexposure Prophylaxis for HIV Tied to Increased STI Rates Preexposure Prophylaxis for HIV Tied to Increased STI Rates
The use of preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV by men who have sex with men (MSM) is associated with increased rates of sexually transmitted infection (STI), researchers from Canada report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Conflict in Ukraine Escalated Spread of HIV - Scientists Conflict in Ukraine Escalated Spread of HIV - Scientists
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Perioperative Death Rates in Africa Nearly Twice the Global Average Perioperative Death Rates in Africa Nearly Twice the Global Average
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Skin Exam Advised Before Anti-TNF-alpha Therapy Skin Exam Advised Before Anti-TNF-alpha Therapy
Using tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha) inhibitors for atypical dermatoses may unmask, or perhaps even worsen, cutaneous lymphoma, according to new research.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Kentucky governor readies for Medicaid legal challenge
Kentucky's Republican governor says he will shut down the state's expanded Medicaid program if the courts stop his plan for some people to work to keep their health benefits (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Brain Zaps May Help Curb Tics of Tourette Syndrome
The procedure, called deep brain stimulation (DBS), improved tic severity by nearly half in 171 patients with uncontrolled Tourette symptoms at 31 hospitals in 10 countries. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stomach cancer symptoms: Nine early signs that can be mistaken for less serious conditions
STOMACH cancer is considered a fairly uncommon type of cancer but symptoms can be vague and easily mistaken for other less serious conditions. Pain in your stomach, persistent indigestion and feeling sick are just a few of the symptoms. Here are all nine early signs to look out for. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Connecticut boy dies after being diagnosed with flu
Nico Mallozzi, of New Canaan in Connecticut, had been sick and bed-bound all weekend during the hockey tournament in Buffalo, New York, forcing him to miss every game. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Greater CV Protection When Guidelines Back Broader Statin Use Greater CV Protection When Guidelines Back Broader Statin Use
Researchers compared five major dyslipidemia guidelines, applying the recommendations to real outcomes data, and conclude that more conservative guidelines result in avoidable cardiovascular events.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Kentucky plastic surgeon arrested allegedly intoxicated
Kentucky plastic surgeon Dr Theodore Gerstle allegedly came to do an operation drunk on Monday, only to be turned away by the hospital and arrested on Shady Lane for public intoxication. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Economic Scene: Making Medicaid a Tool for Moral Education May Let Some Die
There is a precedent for letting states impose work requirements on the poor for medical coverage. It bodes ill for public health. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: EDUARDO PORTER Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care States (US) Poverty Medicaid United States Politics and Government Kentucky Source Type: news

FDA Clears Medtronic's Riptide Clot Aspiration System FDA Clears Medtronic's Riptide Clot Aspiration System
The system is intended for use in the revascularization of patients with acute ischemic stroke secondary to intracranial large-vessel occlusive disease within 8 hours of symptom onset.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Can Crystals Heal? Separating Facets from Facts
Do alternative therapies really work? (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why the 'Tide pod challenge' is dangerous, potentially deadly
The laundry detergent pod challenge can lead to ingesting toxic chemicals. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Study: Genetic indicators help determine COPD risk
Researchers have found that genetic variations in lungs help identify people at risk for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease from cigarette smoke, pollution. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Longer breastfeeding tied to lower diabetes risk for mothers
(Reuters Health) - Mothers who nurse their babies now have another reason to continue as long as they can: longer periods of breastfeeding are associated with a lower risk of diabetes even decades later, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Plastic surgeon arrested allegedly intoxicated
Kentucky plastic surgeon Dr Theodore Gerstle allegedly came to do an operation drunk on Monday, only to be turned away by the hospital and arrested on Shady Lane for public intoxication. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hospitals Hone New Message in Wake of Opioid Epidemic: Expect Pain Hospitals Hone New Message in Wake of Opioid Epidemic: Expect Pain
“ We really do have a lot of responsibility and culpability, ” says one hospital official who is part of a working group trying to address the opioid epidemic. Patients have to expect more pain after surgery and understand the risk of addiction, says another doctor.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

FDA expects IV fluid shortage to improve in coming weeks, months
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday it expects a shortage of intravenous saline fluids for hospitals due to damage to key manufacturing facilities in Puerto Rico to improve over the coming weeks and months. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Black Death spread by humans, vindicating rats
One of the worst pandemics in human history, the Black Death, along with a string of plague outbreaks that occurred during the 14th to 19th centuries, was spread by human fleas and body lice, a new study suggests. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles outbreak in five English regions
Numbers of cases have been increasing since late 2017 and are linked to ongoing large outbreaks in Europe. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mathilde Krim, Mobilizing Force in an AIDS Crusade, Dies at 91
Dr. Krim raised awareness of the scourge and money to fight it while lobbying governments and enlisting a broad spectrum of powerful allies. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ROBERT D. McFADDEN Tags: Krim, Mathilde Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome American Foundation for AIDS Research Deaths (Obituaries) Source Type: news

Fugu blowfish fail sparks emergency warning in Japan city
A Japanese city issued an emergency alert to residents Monday after two people ate potentially dangerous portions of fugu fish that should not have been sold. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast-Feed Now, Stave Off Diabetes Later
In babies, breast-feeding has been linked to a reduced risk for infections, type 1 and type 2 diabetes, some cancers and childhood overweight and obesity. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

To-Do List Before Bedtime Prompts Better Sleep
The lab study included 57 university students who took five minutes before going to bed to either write down what they needed to do over the next few days, or to list the tasks they had completed during the previous few days. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Varicose veins? Why January and February are the best time of year to seek out treatment
VARICOSE veins are a condition that will affect up to 30 per cent of us in our lifetime. There are a number of cutting-edge techniques available for treating symptoms - which include pain and itchiness - but an expert has revealed why removal in January and February is the best time of year. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parenteral Fluids in Cancer Patients at End of Life Parenteral Fluids in Cancer Patients at End of Life
Clinically assisted hydration could modestly extend life in terminally ill cancer patients, providing an extra day of survival, but it needs further study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Dentists may soon start asking about your sex life
New research from the ‎University of South Florida College of Public Health say dentists should help reduce the rate of oral cancers by checking for symptoms of HPV-related oropharyngeal cancers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Warning on Anaphylaxis With Rolapitant for CINV FDA Warning on Anaphylaxis With Rolapitant for CINV
The drug is used to prevent and reduce chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) in patients with cancer; anaphylactic reactions have been seen in the postmarketing setting.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Alert Source Type: news