Trump DOJ wants role in lawsuit over pay at 2 NC med schools
A federal lawsuit in North Carolina accusing neighboring research universities of conspiring to depress wages for medical professionals is nearing a settlement, and the Trump Administration wants to enforce the deal (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Lung cancer warning: Three easy ways to avoid a deadly tumour - are you at risk?
LUNG cancer symptoms include having a cough that won ’t go away, unexplained weight loss and developing severe chest pain. But you could lower your risk of the disease by making just a few diet and exercise swaps. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Targeting Inflammation May Help Bipolar Depression Subtype Targeting Inflammation May Help Bipolar Depression Subtype
The anti-inflammatory agent infliximab may improve depressive symptoms in patients with bipolar depression and a history of childhood trauma.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Breakthrough as scientists can now spot leading cause of cardiac arrest in young people
Oxford University scientists have found a way to use MRI scanners to picture the arrangement of muscle fibres in the heart to pick out warning signs of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breastfeeding Brings a Heart Bonus for Mom
In the study, researchers assessed heart and blood vessel health in postmenopausal women, along with their breastfeeding history. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Purely Elizabeth granola may contain glass, plastic or rocks
Maker says some breakfast and snack products sold nationwide may contain foreign matter like rocks, glass or plastic (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating highly processed foods linked to weight gain
When people ate a diet full of highly processed foods, they consumed more calories and gained more weight than when they ate a minimally processed diet. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US judge to consider blocking new Mississippi abortion law
A federal judge is scheduled to hear a women's clinic's request to block a Mississippi law that would ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Gov: Abortion ban shows Alabama values 'sanctity of life'
Alabama's governor says the state's new abortion ban she recently signed into law reflects how much state residents value the "sanctity of life," expects no protest fallout on tourism and business recruitment (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

How To Know When It ’s Time To Take Medication For Anxiety
There’s no shame in needing a prescription to treat the mental health condition. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Supreme Court gives Merck another shot to avoid Fosamax lawsuits
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday gave Merck& Co a new opportunity to avoid lawsuits accusing the company of failing to properly warn patients of debilitating thigh-bone fractures from taking its osteoporosis drug Fosamax, throwing out a lower court decision that had revived the litigation. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Sextuplets born in Poland; mother and newborns doing well
A 29-year-old woman has given birth to six babies in Poland in what is believed to be the country's first-ever case of sextuplets (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Swallowed Button Batteries Must be Removed: Study
Whenever a child swallows a battery -- or might have swallowed one -- parents should get to the hospital right away. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Quack scientists now claim cancer is caused solely by bad luck, not cause and effect; confirms lunatic belief in "spontaneous disease"
(Natural News) No one would argue that getting cancer is a stroke of bad luck — but is that really the only cause? Researchers from Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center have recently claimed that errors in DNA copying occur “at random.” The team alleges that despite the long-standing belief that cancer is often due to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to treat and prevent razor burn near the vagina
Shaving the hair around the vagina can sometimes cause razor burn, which can lead to skin irritation and pain. Razor burn tends to get better on its own, but trying home remedies and over-the-counter creams can help provide relief. Learn more about how to treat and prevent razor burn in the pubic area here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Women's Health / Gynecology Source Type: news

Pediatricians Warn Infant Car Seats Should Only Be Used for Travel
BOSTON (CBS) — Every year, several hundred babies die in sitting devices like car seats and strollers. A new study in the journal Pediatrics found many of those deaths occur when babies are left to sleep in car seats unsupervised, outside of the car. Researchers studied almost 12,000 infant sleep-related deaths and they found about 3 percent occurred in sitting devices.  Almost two-thirds of those in car seats, about one-third in bouncers and swings, and 2 percent in strollers. More than half of the deaths in sitting devices occurred in the child’s home and were more likely to occur while the baby was...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Car Seats Dr. Mallika Marshall Parenting Source Type: news

Anti-vaxxers target communities battling measles
“This is a national movement of people who are nothing but charlatans, conspiracy theorists and people . . . spreading misinformation,” says New York official. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Source Type: news

Anti-vaxxers go viral in communities battling measles
“This is a national movement of people who are nothing but charlatans, conspiracy theorists and people . . . spreading misinformation,” says New York official. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Source Type: news

HIV fear over 'dirty' dental equipment
Hundreds of dental scaling patients are offered blood tests over fears about unsterilised equipment. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hoddesdon dental patients offered HIV tests
Hundreds of dental scaling patients are offered blood tests over fears about unsterilised equipment. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

California regulators not taking action against care homes
California regulators aren't taking action against care homes that ignore wage theft judgments (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Doctors end life support for French patient in landmark right-to-die case
Doctors stopped giving food and water to French quadriplegic Vincent Lambert on Monday, lawyers said, renewing a fierce debate over the right to die that has split his family and country. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Fighting Superbugs With Multipronged Pushback Fighting Superbugs With Multipronged Pushback
As drug-resistant bacteria become prevalent, healthcare providers need strategies for keeping patients safe, as 2 million people in the United States are infected and 23,000 people die each year.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing News Source Type: news

Pro Tips for Boards and Beyond Pro Tips for Boards and Beyond
In this video interview, Jason Ryan, MD, creator of Boards and Beyond, discusses tips for how students can get the most out of the study tool.Medscape Med Students (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Commentary Source Type: news

Benzodiazepine Use in Early Pregnancy Tied to Miscarriage Benzodiazepine Use in Early Pregnancy Tied to Miscarriage
Use of any benzodiazepine during early pregnancy is associated with a dramatic increase in miscarriage risk.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Focus on traumatized boys critical to gender equality, research shows
Boys in poor urban areas around the world are suffering even more than girls from violence, abuse and neglect, groundbreaking international research published Monday suggests. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Worried about your blood sugar? Experts recommend checking your magnesium levels
(Natural News) If you’re concerned about diabetes, the first thing your doctor might suggest is getting a blood sugar test. This can certainly identify problems if it comes back outside of the normal range, but there’s another test you might also want to consider no matter how you perform on a fasting glucose test: a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors go crazy after woman uses peppermint oil to remove a tick from her skin in viral Facebook video
(Natural News) If you go out in the woods today, you’re in for a big surprise. That line from a favorite children’s nursery rhyme is certainly true when it comes to ticks. Those creepy little critters carry some seriously nasty diseases, including Lyme disease, and they’re most active between April and September. In other words,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toxic water: Scientists are concerned about the increasing number of dangerous chemicals in our environment
(Natural News) We live in a time where we have all manner of modern conveniences, but many of them are proving to come with a huge trade-off. For example, the substances that can help our fabrics resist stains and repel water and keep food from sticking to our pans are a godsend from a cleaning... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is vegan diet healthy for kids? Belgian doctors say no
Belgium's Royal Academy of Medicine recommended last week that children, teens, pregnant women and nursing mothers do not follow a vegan diet. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Earth's ozone hole rapidly shrinking following ban of ozone depleting chemicals
(Natural News) About three decades have passed since scientists made the devastating discovery that a massive hole had developed in the Earth’s ozone layer – the shield that protects us from the sun by absorbing most of its ultraviolet radiation – right over Antarctica. Recognizing the immensely dangerous potential of the situation, most of the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Review looks at therapeutic effects of medicinal plants from Ghana
(Natural News) Many developing countries around the world rely heavily on traditional medicine; however, this discipline also varies greatly depending on the region. In this review, researchers from the University of Ghana looked at how medicinal plants are traditionally used in communities. They focused on those living in Apra Hills Sacred Grove in southern Ghana. The... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Essential oil of the sandarac tree shown to have antimicrobial properties
(Natural News) A study in the Journal of Essential Oil Research evaluated the chemical composition and antimicrobial activity of essential oils of Tetraclinis articulata, commonly known as the sandarac tree. Researchers analyzed the essential oils of fresh and dried leaves of T. articulata by GC-FID and GC-MS, identifying 62 and 54 volatile compounds representing 88 percent and 98 percent of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about mood stabilizers
Mood stabilizers, such as lithium, can help treat a range of conditions, including bipolar disorder. These drugs are often effective, but there are also some risks. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bipolar Source Type: news

Measles hits Oklahoma: CDC reports 41 new cases
There have now been 880 cases in the current outbreak, according to CDC data released on Monday - up 4.9 percent in just one week. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Era-edta 2019 era-edta 2019
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ERA-EDTA 2019Medscape Nephrology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

Teens made up most of e-cigarette maker Juul's Twitter following - study
(Reuters Health) - Almost half of the people who followed Juul Labs Inc on Twitter last year were not old enough to legally purchase e-cigarettes in the United States, according to a study published on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Surgical Teamwork Essential, Underappreciated Surgical Teamwork Essential, Underappreciated
Surgical teams are more successful when they have experienced nurses and scrubs working together, but general surgeons are too often working without the support they need, according to new research.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Sugary Drinks and Juices Increase Early Death Risk
The researchers found that those who drank the most sugar-sweetened beverages -- including 100%  fruit juice -- had higher odds of dying during the study, compared with those who drank the least of these. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lessons Learned Years After Weight Loss Surgery
Treatment TermsRoux-en-y gastric bypassWeight loss surgeryBMI Calculator Overview Fourteen years after his gastric bypass surgery, Donald Rice of Durham is a confident 46-year-old father who enjoys being active and social. Yet he can still recall when he weighed 339 pounds and felt anxious about the changes that would follow his weight loss surgery. Knowing how different his life is today, he is glad he didn ’t let fear hold him back. “There are so many positives that changed my life that what I gave up doesn’t matter," he said."It doesn ’t even cross my mind.” Content Blocks Sid...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Stress from poverty 'over-medicalised'
Community support groups are a powerful way of tackling mental distress - but they are being lost, a report says. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Supreme Court sends dispute over Fosamax back to lower court
The Supreme Court is sending a dispute between drugmaker Merck and patients who used its bone-strengthening drug Fosamax back to a lower court (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Early Death in BPD Patients Not Just Because of Suicide Early Death in BPD Patients Not Just Because of Suicide
Individuals with borderline personality disorder are at high risk of premature death not only from suicide but from other causes, including accidents, results of a randomized trial show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Can HPV Vaccination Provide Herd Protection? Can HPV Vaccination Provide Herd Protection?
Can improved pickup of the HPV vaccine provide protection even to those who are unvaccinated? A new study says yes.Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

Artificial intelligence diagnoses lung cancer
AI appears better than specialist doctors at diagnosing the disease from lung scans, say researchers. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Targeted Muscle Reinnervation Reduces Limb Pain After Amputation Targeted Muscle Reinnervation Reduces Limb Pain After Amputation
Dr Lowenfels comments on a study that reviews whether TMR at the time of major limb amputation decreases the incidence and severity of phantom and residual limb pain.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Statins lower the elevated risk of dementia after a concussion
Researchers at the University of Toronto found elderly people who received the drug after a hit to the head were 13 percent less likely to develop dementia then those who didn't. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AI spotted lung cancer BETTER than expert radiologists, study finds 
The model created by Google and Northwestern University outperformed six radiologists when there were no previous scans to chart the growth, and performed as well when there was prior imaging. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Little Caesars to use Impossible Foods' meatless sausages in pizzas
Little Caesars will use meatless sausages made by Impossible Foods in some of its pizzas, making it the latest food chain to tap into growing demand for plant-based alternatives to meat. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Why High-Class People Get Away With Incompetence
People who came from higher social classes were more likely to have an inflated sense of their skills, a new study found. This overconfidence was interpreted by strangers as competence. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: HEATHER MURPHY Tags: Hiring and Promotion Psychology and Psychologists Journal of Personality and Social Psychology University of Virginia Mexico Source Type: news