5 things nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer suggests might have stopped her killing
A public inquiry into the state of long-term care in Ontario has been ongoing since June to determine how Elizabeth Wettlaufer was able to murder eight patients in her care and what can be done to prevent similar crimes in the future. Before the inquiry began, the ex-nurse was asked what she thinks could have stopped or slowed her killing spree. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/London Source Type: news

New dads show signs of postpartum depression too, experts say
Research presented at an American Psychological Association convention says about 10 per cent of new fathers experience depression and anxiety — and that postpartum symptoms are about much more than pregnancy hormones. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

New dads can show signs of postpartum depression too, experts say
Research presented at an American Psychological Association convention says about 10 per cent of new fathers experience depression and anxiety — and that postpartum symptoms are about much more than pregnancy hormones. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

You don't have to give birth to experience postpartum depression, experts say
Research presented at an American Psychological Association convention says about 10 per cent of new fathers experience depression and anxiety — and that postpartum symptoms are about much more than pregnancy hormones. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Epilepsy: New findings 'could change textbooks'
New research on epilepsy narrows down the culprits to two key brain proteins. The study authors explain why this is a breakthrough in the field. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Epilepsy Source Type: news

Bore yourself thin, doctors say, in a blow to diet gurus
If you want to lose weight just be boring and stick to the same old foods, heart doctors say. The advice contradicts diet gurus who say it is better to eat a variety of different things. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Jury awards $289M to man who blames Roundup for cancer
Lawyers say a jury's $289 million award to a California man who claims Monsanto's Roundup weed killer gave him cancer may open the floodgates for legions of people suffering because of the agribusiness giant (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Drinking two cups of coffee a day could give leave you struggling to sleep years later, study shows  
South Korean scientists have discovered that a lifetime of daily coffees may shrink a part of the brain that controls sleep patterns. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arthritis pain: Best supplements, diet and exercise - six ways to reduce joint symptoms
ARTHRITIS pain affects about 10 million people in the UK, and symptoms include joint pain, inflammation, and restricted movement. This is how to avoid signs of arthritis, including supplements for your diet and the best exercises. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

German drug maker sues to block execution
German health care company Fresenius Kabi has filed a lawsuit to block an execution in Nebraska, saying that the US state illegally procured various drugs for use in the planned lethal injection. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA approves first birth control app
The US Food and Drug Administration has given its approval for marketing of a mobile medical app to prevent pregnancy, along with a vaginal ring that protects against pregnancy for one year. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In Parts Of California Blanketed With Wildfire Smoke, Breathing Is 'A Chore'
As fires continue to rage in California, smoke is causing health problems for some residents. Public health officials warn against breathing polluted air.(Image credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - August 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Anna Gorman Source Type: news

Chemical giant ordered to pay $289M in Roundup cancer trial
"The simple fact is he is going to die," said the attorney who represented Dewayne Johnson, who has non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Omadacycline Recommended by FDA Panel for ABSSSI and CABP Omadacycline Recommended by FDA Panel for ABSSSI and CABP
An FDA panel recommended omadacycline for acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections and community-acquired bacterial pneumonia.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Jury awards $289 million in damages after man says he got terminal cancer from Monsanto's Roundup
In a groundbreaking case against agricultural giant Monsanto, a jury has awarded $250 million in punitive damages and nearly $40 million in compensatory damages to a former school groundskeeper who said he got terminal cancer from the weedkiller Roundup. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Monsanto ordered to pay $289M US in California Roundup lawsuit over cancer claims
A California jury on Friday found Monsanto liable in a lawsuit filed by a man who alleged the company's glyphosate-based weed-killers, including Roundup, caused him cancer and ordered the company to pay $289 million US in damages. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend — Just Look Up
The shower will peak late Sunday night and early Monday morning, but you can also catch a good number of meteors in the middle of the night on Saturday. Find a dark spot and let your eyes adjust.(Image credit: Cesar Manso/AFP/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Camila Domonoske Source Type: news

Meet the high-powered Washington lobbyist with Down syndrome
Kayla McKeon is focused on passing a law that would make it illegal to pay people with disabilities anything less than minimum wage (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA approves 1st birth control app, vaginal contraception ring
The US Food and Drug Administration has given its approval for marketing of a mobile medical app to prevent pregnancy, along with a vaginal ring that protects against pregnancy for one year. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA OKs First Direct-to-Consumer Birth Control App FDA OKs First Direct-to-Consumer Birth Control App
The"fertility awareness" app, called Natural Cycles, calculates the days of the month a woman is likely to be fertile based on daily body temperature readings and menstrual cycle information.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Alert Source Type: news

Hollyoaks newcomer Talia Grant describes her autism as a blessing and a curse
Sixteen-year-old Talia Grant is the first autistic actress to play an autistic character in Hollyoaks. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

World's top empathy researcher accused of bullying colleagues
Eight colleagues have accused Dr Tania Singer, internationally renowned for her sprawling study of the neurology of empathy and meditation of mistreating them at her lab at the Max Planck Institute. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Roundup IS cancerous, jury declares
After an eight-week trial, and three days deliberating, the jury found Monsanto's product did cause Johnson's cancer, and the company 'acted with malice and fraud and should be punished'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Monsanto ordered to pay $289 million in world's first Roundup cancer trial
A California jury on Friday found Monsanto liable in a lawsuit filed by a man who alleged the company's glyphosate-based weed-killers, including Roundup, caused his cancer and ordered the company to pay $289 million in damages. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

California wildfire smoke set to cause lung issues nationwide
According to the National Weather Service, the smoke enveloping California will be lofted and carried all the way to the East Coast, causing irritation and raising heart and lung risks nationwide. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Malaria: Millions of cases 'could be prevented by new type of mosquito net'
MILLIONS of cases of malaria could be prevented by a new type of mosquito net, according to new research. A two-year clinical trial in the West African country of Burkina Faso, involving 2,000 children, showed that the number of cases of clinical malaria was cut by 12 per cent using the new bed net compared to the conventional one normally used. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New mother, 29, developed flesh-eating infection after childbirth
Inflammatory bowel disease is excruciating. Carrying a child can be, too.  Suffering both is overwhelming, to put it mildly. But that was just the start for Connecticut-based Sophie Green, 29. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Clears First Vaginal Ring for 1 Year of Birth Control FDA Clears First Vaginal Ring for 1 Year of Birth Control
Annovera (segesterone acetate and ethinyl estradiol vaginal system) is the first vaginal ring contraceptive approved that provides a full year of protection against unintended pregnancy.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Alert Source Type: news

Study finds women who take daily aspirin reduce their risk of HIV by 35%
HIV requires 'target cells' in the genital tract. Previous studies showed inflammation increases the number of those cells. Now a Canadian study has shown anti-inflammatory drugs do reduce HIV risk. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are You Listening? Hear What Uninterrupted Silence Sounds Like
(Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Samir S. Patel Source Type: news

5th lawsuit filed against EPA over 2015 mine waste spill
A fifth lawsuit has been filed against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over a mine waste spill the agency inadvertently triggered in 2015, polluting rivers in Colorado, New Mexico and Utah (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

'Snapchat Dysmorphia': Seeking Selfie Perfection
In increasing numbers, people go to cosmetic surgeons requesting “fuller lips, bigger eyes, or a thinner nose” that they see in photo filters, according to new research. The trend, called “Snapchat dysmorphia,” was first identified in 2015 and is now raising alarm among some physicians. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Girls with obesity have increased risk of depression
(Reuters Health) - Obese girls are more likely to develop depression during childhood and adolescence than their peers who weigh less, a research review suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Foods to avoid with a sesame allergy
Sesame seeds and oil are common ingredients in a variety of dishes. However, researchers estimate that hundreds of thousands of people have a sesame allergy. Many food manufacturers do not list sesame by name in their ingredients, even if it is present, so it is vital to know which foods to avoid or eat with caution. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food Allergy Source Type: news

ACOs Failing to Deliver, Says CMS in Issuing Proposed Overhaul ACOs Failing to Deliver, Says CMS in Issuing Proposed Overhaul
Stopping short of calling Medicare's accountable care organizations (ACOs) a failure, federal officials said that instead of generating savings, the alternative payment system has been costing taxpayers money.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Amicus Therapeutics receives U.S. approval for Fabry disease drug
U.S. health regulators on Friday approved Amicus Therapeutics' Galafold, the first oral therapy to treat Fabry disease, a rare, sometimes fatal condition in which accumulation of fat damages several organs. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

When Is Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer Safe? When Is Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer Safe?
The ASCO Post convened an expert panel to answer questions about active surveillance of prostate cancer. Unfortunately, more questions remain, says Dr Chodak.Medscape Urology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology Commentary Source Type: news

A university spelled 'Board of trustees' incorrectly in its diplomas for 6 years before it was spotted
Colorado Mesa University is issuing two diplomas for the price of one. The catch? The first one was signed by the chair of CMU's "Coard of Trustees." (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Court Rules EPA Must Ban Sales of Pesticide
Even tiny levels of exposure to chlorpyrifos can damage babies' brains, research shows. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tainted Valsartan Recall Expands as More Drug Makers Implicated Tainted Valsartan Recall Expands as More Drug Makers Implicated
News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can you have hypoglycemia without diabetes?
Hypoglycemia occurs when a person's blood sugar levels drop too low. It can cause dizziness, confusion, and loss of consciousness, among other symptoms. While diabetes is the most common cause of hypoglycemia, it can result from other medical conditions. Learn about them here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Blood / Hematology Source Type: news

Ebola vaccine available, but latest outbreak in Congo hard to contain, WHO says
Armed groups, dense populations and mass displacement make Congo's latest deadly outbreak of the Ebola virus more challenging than ever to manage, the World Health Organization's chief says. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Humidifier May Help Sleep Apnea Patients Stick With CPAP Treatment Humidifier May Help Sleep Apnea Patients Stick With CPAP Treatment
People with sleep apnea are more likely to stick with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment when they use a built-in humidifier, a Swedish study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

This Spirited Toddler Has Rare Brittle Bone Dis
Three-year-old Byron Baxter has bones that break easily, sometimes with just a wave of his hand, his parents say. But he’s inspiring social media fans with his fighting spirit and cheerfulness in videos and pics his family posts online. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Osteoporosis drugs tied to lower fracture risk and health costs
(Reuters Health) - Older women with osteoporosis who consistently take medications for the condition may have a lower risk of fractures and lower total health costs than their counterparts who stop taking these drugs, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Antibiotics Yield Similar Outcomes in Early Disseminated and Localized European Lyme Disease Antibiotics Yield Similar Outcomes in Early Disseminated and Localized European Lyme Disease
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Fractures Tied to Increased Risk of Death for up to 10 Years Fractures Tied to Increased Risk of Death for up to 10 Years
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Ten ways to relieve stomach ulcers at home
Ulcers can occur in many places, including in the stomach. These are called stomach or peptic ulcers. People can try home remedies to relieve the symptoms of ulcers, speed up their healing time, and reduce bacteria that cause ulcers. Here, we talk about ten evidence-based ulcer remedies that you can try at home. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Can't get a job? Get a tattoo! Body art is now so fashionable it makes you more likely to get a job  
Job seekers have a better chance of being hired if the interviewer spots ink on their skin, according to new research from the University of Miami Business School. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Risk Model Helps Predict CV Events 1 Year After Acute MI Risk Model Helps Predict CV Events 1 Year After Acute MI
A new risk factor model may help gauge the long-term risk for major CV events after discharge for acute myocardial infarction and aid in targeted decision-making.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news