New stem cell treatment uses umbilical cord blood for bone marrow patients
A treatment that uses stem cells from umbilical cord blood could be safe for bone marrow transplant patients, a study says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Six to 8 Hours a Night May Be the Sweet Spot for Sleep
People who slept more had an increased risk for cardiovascular events and premature death. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Sleep Heart Deaths (Fatalities) Source Type: news

Investigation: Lives Lost Amid ER Violations Investigation: Lives Lost Amid ER Violations
The federal Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act has been in effect for more than 30 years, yet hospitals violate it hundreds of times a year, sometimes with devastating results for ER patients.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

Physicians Warn of Overreach in New Pharmacy Prescription Rules
Physicians are questioning whether some Texas pharmacists are overstepping bounds by using a new rule to second-guess whether a doctor ’s prescription is appropriate. (Source: TMA News Room)
Source: TMA News Room - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women sue for "massive coverup" of doctor's sex abuse
The women say Columbia University and its hospitals "actively and deliberately" concealed the conduct of an obstetrician accused of sexually abusing patients for decades (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Influenza Activity in US Rises Slightly Influenza Activity in US Rises Slightly
Influenza activity in the United States rose slightly during the week ending November 24. Similar bumps during Thanksgiving have occurred in previous flu seasons, according to a CDC report.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

High blood pressure: Three drinks to include in your diet to help lower your reading
HIGH blood pressure is a common condition that affects more than one in four adults in the UK. Diet can have a big impact on a person ’s blood pressure reading - there are three drinks recommended to help lower a high reading. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: HIV and hair loss: What's the link?
While older HIV drugs may have caused hair loss, this is unlikely with modern medicines. In this article, learn more about the possible links between HIV and hair loss. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV and AIDS Source Type: news

Dropping insurance after Obamacare penalty disappears a 'bad gamble,' experts warn
Millions of people are likely to dump their health insurance because of a provision in last year’s Republican tax bill that repeals the Obamacare tax penalty. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

New Standard When HER2+ Breast Cancer Isn't Cleared New Standard When HER2+ Breast Cancer Isn't Cleared
' Practice-changing'results support adjuvant trastuzumab emtansine in patients with HER2+ early stage breast cancer who have residual disease following surgery.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Showing people their own arteries might improve heart health
(Reuters Health) - - People who see vivid pictures of their own arteries getting clogged up with debris may be more likely to adopt a heart-healthy lifestyle than individuals who don't see these images, a recent experiment suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Pig hearts can function for months in baboons, study shows, bringing us closer to their use in humans
A new paper details how genetically modified pig hearts transplanted into baboons could support life and function for up to 195 days. The finding, published in the journal Nature on Wednesday, takes scientists a small step closer to the possibility of using donor animal organs for human patients in need of a heart transplant. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lung cancer symptoms: Eight signs not usually associated with the deadly disease
LUNG cancer symptoms can easily mistaken for less serious health conditions, which is why the disease often isn ’t diagnosed until it’s reached later stages. Here are seven signs often overlooked or ignored. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers create sensors to measures cancer's ability to spread, study says
Researchers from the University of California, San Diego say they have developed a method to detect and measure cancer as it spreads throughout the body. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Some CLL Patients Stop Responding to Venetoclax Why Some CLL Patients Stop Responding to Venetoclax
Why some patients stop responding to venetoclax may be explained by acquired resistance conferred by a Gly101Val mutation in BCL2. But there are likely other mechanisms.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

James Duke, 88, Globe-Trotting Authority on Healing Plants, Is Dead
As a scholar and government researcher, he did field work in remote spots, finding indigenous remedies, trying them himself and pouring them into books. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JOHN MOTYKA Tags: Duke, James A. Deaths (Obituaries) Flowers and Plants Alternative and Complementary Medicine Panama Canal and Canal Zone Department of Agriculture Source Type: news

Mylan recalls blood pressure drug over cancer concern
Prescription drugs sold nationwide may contain trace amounts of probable carcinogen also found in tobacco smoke (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can drinking alcohol lead to prostate cancer?
Doctors do not fully understand what causes prostate cancer. This disease may have an association with alcohol, but scientists need to do more research to confirm the potential link. Here, learn more about the risks of alcohol, how doctors screen for and treat prostate cancer, and the survival rates for this disease. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Prostate / Prostate Cancer Source Type: news

"Breakdown in protocols" led to deadly outbreak, official says
11 children died and more than 30 were infected in the outbreak at a New Jersey health care facility (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Talcum powder could pose danger to lungs and ovaries, Health Canada warns
Don't inhale talcum powder and keep it away from children's faces and female genitals, Canada's health and environment agencies advised on Wednesday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Talcum powder may be associated with respiratory illness and possibly ovarian cancer, Health Canada warns
Don't inhale talcum powder and keep it away from children's faces and female genitals, Canada's health and environment agencies advised on Wednesday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Rapid Test for Cancer Developed by Researchers
The team at the University of Queensland in Australia created the test after discovering that cancer forms a unique DNA structure when placed in water, CNN reported. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Too Much Sleep May Bring Heart Disease, Death Risk
The authors of the study published Dec. 5 in the European Heart Journal also found that daytime napping was associated with an increased risk of heart disease and death among those who slept more than six hours a night, but not among those who got less sleep. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Infections in the Young Tied Mental Illness Risk
The risk appeared greater for severe infections that required hospitalization. But less severe infections treated with drugs were also linked to an increased risk for mental disorders, the researchers found. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An App, Your Fingernail -- and Anemia Screening Is Done
The app converts fingernail colors into quick readings of blood hemoglobin levels, according to researchers at Emory University in Atlanta. They said the technology could be used by anyone at any time, but its use right now is  limited to screening, not a formal diagnosis of anemia. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to live longer: Should you eat meat or a plant-based diet? Key to longevity REVEALED
HOW TO live longer: A healthy and balanced diet is recommended by all health experts if you want to reduce your chance of serious health conditions developing. But should this include meat or is a vegetarian, plant-based diet key? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is the ketogenic diet good for multiple sclerosis?
Multiple sclerosis is a chronic condition that affects the nerves. The ketogenic diet, which is a low-carb, high-fat diet, may help protect the body against neurodegeneration, but more research is necessary to confirm this. Learn more about whether the ketogenic diet can benefit people with multiple sclerosis here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Multiple Sclerosis Source Type: news

Why Are Scientists So Upset About the First Crispr Babies?
Only because a rogue researcher defied myriad scientific and ethical norms and guidelines. We break it down. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GINA KOLATA and PAM BELLUCK Tags: Genetic Engineering Crispr (DNA) Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome He Jiankui Ethics and Official Misconduct Source Type: news

Green neighborhoods could lead to fewer cases of heart disease
Living in a neighborhood rich with greenspaces could push down the risk of developing heart disease and stroke, a new study says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘ Cute Aggression ’ May Explain Urge To Pinch Babies Or Animals
BOSTON (CBS) – Do you ever look at a picture of an adorable puppy and think ‘I could just eat him alive?’ If you do, you suffer from a phenomenon called “cute aggression” and there may be an evolutionary reason. Many of us feel the urge to pinch, bite, or squeeze a baby animal or human baby, for that matter, whom we think is just too cute for words. And now we know this is likely due to how our brains are wired. In a study, a researcher at the University of California showed dozens of people photos of animals. They found that they were more likely to feel overwhelmed by a desire to hold and ca...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Local TV Source Type: news

Girls 'more likely to face loneliness'
About one in 10 young people often feel lonely, with fears that loneliness will be seen as "failing". (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Federal officials call out FDA over lapses in rare-disease drug approval
The Food and Drug Administration has failed to ensure that drugs given prized rare-disease status meet the intent of a 35-year-old law, federal officials revealed in a report Friday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cost keeps many diabetics from taking needed insulin
(Reuters Health) - The cost of insulin prevents many people with diabetes from taking it as directed, a small survey suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Will AI Replace Clinicians? Will AI Replace Clinicians?
Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and other innovative technologies are already transforming medicine.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Lung cancer symptoms: Eight signs of the disease that are often ignored
LUNG cancer symptoms can easily mistaken for less serious health conditions, which is why the disease often isn ’t diagnosed until it’s reached later stages. Here are seven signs often overlooked or ignored. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reduced-Dose Paclitaxel Balloon Ups Femoral 2-Year Patency Reduced-Dose Paclitaxel Balloon Ups Femoral 2-Year Patency
ILLUMENATE EU RCT suggests that great patency rates using a balloon coated with paclitaxel at below-standard concentrations are durable, but comparing drug-coated balloons remains a challenge.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Universal 10-minute cancer test in sight
Cancer cells have a unique pattern of chemical tags on their DNA, which differs from that of healthy cells and could serve as the basis for a universal test. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Demand for doctors in U.S. jumped by 7 percent in 2017
A report, published by health care network Doximity, combed through over 8,000 physician job ads throughout the U.S., revealing a 7 percent increase in demand. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cutting global air pollution could save a million lives a year by 2050, WHO says
Meeting climate targets set in Paris in 2015 would significantly reduce air pollution, a World Health Organization report released at the climate change summit in Poland says. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Adenovirus Kills 12 in 2 States, But What Is It?
Adenovirus refers to a cluster of viruses -- more than 50 known strains -- that most commonly infect the respiratory system. Each strain may bring about a different set of symptoms, such as the common cold, sore throat, fever, bronchitis, and pneumonia (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

From Patent to Patient: our report analysing access to innovative cancer drugs
This report highlights the progress that is being made with discovering new cancer medicines and draws attention to key challenges that will need to be overcome to ensure more patients can benefit from these advances. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Too Much Sleep Linked To Greater Risk Of Disease & Death, Study Finds
(CNN) — The recommended amount of sleep for adults is six to eight hours a night. Sleeping more than those hours is associated with an increased risk of death and cardiovascular diseases, says a global study published Wednesday in the European Heart Journal. Looking at data from 21 countries, across seven regions, the research team found that people sleeping more than the recommended upper limit of eight hours increased their risk of major cardiovascular events, like stroke or heart failure, as well as death by up to 41%. But a possible reason for this could be that people have underlying conditions causing them to s...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Local TV Sleep Source Type: news

New report calls for 'urgent action' over mercury poisoning of Grassy Narrows youth, mothers
A new report shows mercury poisoning of the English-Wabigoon river system is having serious, detrimental effects on the health of youth and mothers in Asubpeeschoseewagong Netum Anishinabek (Grassy Narrows First Nation). (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Thunder Bay Source Type: news

Childhood Infections May Trigger Mental Illness Childhood Infections May Trigger Mental Illness
A study provides'compelling'evidence that severe infections, as well as treatment with antibiotics, place children at heightened risk of developing a mental disorder.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Progress Toward Regional Measles Elimination Worldwide, 20002017
This Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) says that despite decreases in incidence and mortality during 2000-2017, the 2015 global milestones have not been achieved, and there has been a measles resurgence in Europe. Continuing to increase coverage of measles vaccination is critical to achieving and sustaining elimination goals. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Infections May Raise The Risk Of Mental Illness In Children
A large study of Danish kids finds that childhood infections are linked with a higher risk of developing some mental illnesses. The risk is highest in the months immediately following the infection.(Image credit: Rebecca Nelson/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rhitu Chatterjee Source Type: news

Pregnant Women Face Risk Despite Federal ER Law Pregnant Women Face Risk Despite Federal ER Law
The Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) is designed to protect women in labor from being turned away at the ER, but an investigation revealed 72 violations in just over 2 years.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

Atlas of Shared Learning: Outpatient parental antibiotic therapy at Whittington Health NHS Trust
This case study outlines how the Lead Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy (OPAT) Nurse at Whittington Health NHS Trust led on the development and implementation of new pathways and services, to reduce unwarranted variation by ensuring patients could be discharged home safely and still receive their antibiotic therapy as recommended. This has led to better outcomes, experiences and use of resources. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do Guidelines Underestimate the Harms of Statins? Do Guidelines Underestimate the Harms of Statins?
A modeling study provides new fodder for the argument that fewer Americans should be taking statins to reduce the risk for heart disease than guidelines recommend.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Cancer services profiles: 2018 annual update
This new profile tool brings together a selection of mortality indicators from other PHE data tools, making it easier to assess outcomes across a range of causes of death. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news