Arthritis patients face higher risk of heart failure due to painkillers
More than eight million people in the UK and 30 million in the US have osteoarthritis - when the cartilage gradually becomes thin. Treatment often revolves around painkillers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drowning is the leading cause of death in children under 4, CDC says
A fifth of drowning deaths a year involve kids, and many are in California. Olympic skier Bode Miller's 19-month-old daughter lost her life falling into their neighbor's private pool in California on Saturday. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Controversy over return of female Viagra now online for just $25 a month
The little pink pill that promises to improve women's libido is back and being sold online with a telemedicine prescription after it failed to generate enough excitement to become profitable in 2015. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Idaho boy diagnosed with the plague, health officials reveal
The case in Elmore County, just east of Boise, is the first human case in the state since the early 1990s, and is believed to be the only one reported in the United States this year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HPV infection rates remain high and many adolescents still aren ’t vaccinated, study says 
Just 38 percent of people who get their first HPV shot complete the vaccination series, leaving them vulnerable to the cancer-causing virus, a University of North Carolina study found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother horrified after finding BED BUGS in daughter's hospital ward after near-fatal asthma attack  
Erin Ortega, from Arizona, says she found bed bugs in her daughter's bedding on Monday night in the ICU at Banner Desert Hospital in Mesa and then two more after the family changed rooms. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Resistance exercise linked to reduced depression symptoms
(Reuters Health) - People who do resistance exercises like weight lifting and strength training may experience fewer depression symptoms, a research review suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

AMA Backs Family Leave for LGBTQ Caregivers AMA Backs Family Leave for LGBTQ Caregivers
The American Medical Association will push for the Family and Medical Leave Act to include anyone whose relationship to a qualifying employee is like family.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Anxiety tied to fracture risk in postmenopausal women
(Reuters Health) - Older women with higher levels of anxiety than their peers are also more likely to develop poor bone health that increases the risk of fractures, a small study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

A Landmark Diet Study Was Flawed. The Researchers Stand By the Findings Anyway.
A highly publicized trial in Spain found that the Mediterranean diet protects against heart disease. Now the original work has been retracted and re-analyzed, with the same result. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GINA KOLATA Tags: Diet and Nutrition Heart Nuts Olive Oil Statistics New England Journal of Medicine Spain Mediterranean diet Source Type: news

Study confirms higher risk of dengue in kids who got Sanofi vaccine
CHICAGO (Reuters) - An analysis of data on Sanofi's dengue vaccine, which has been given to more than 800,000 school children in the Philippines, confirms it increases the risk of hospitalization and severe dengue in those who had never previously been infected with the mosquito-borne virus. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

FDA finds deficiencies in Mylan's generic Advair; shares fall
(Reuters) - Mylan NV said on Wednesday that U.S. health regulators were unable to approve its generic version of GlaxoSmithKline's blockbuster inhaled lung drug Advair, citing "minor deficiencies" with the drug. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Idaho boy recovering from rare case of plague
It's unclear if the boy became infected in Idaho, or during a trip to Oregon (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Infusion Type Doesn't Affect Brain Outcomes in Pediatric DKA Infusion Type Doesn't Affect Brain Outcomes in Pediatric DKA
Neither fluid infusion rate nor sodium chloride concentration appeared to influence neurologic outcomes in children with diabetic ketoacidosis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Errors Trigger Retraction Of Study On Mediterranean Diet's Heart Benefits
(Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alison McCook Source Type: news

Frozen Orange Juice May Be Healthier Than Fresh Squeezed
BOSTON (CBS) – Is frozen orange juice healthier for you than fresh squeezed? Researchers at the University of Seville Spain say “yes”. Oranges contain carotenoids which give fruits and veggies their yellow, orange, or red appearance. Some carotenoids have antioxidant properties which may promote good health, so researchers wanted to find out what type of orange juice provides the highest amount of carotenoids. They found that even though fresh orange juice contains more carotenoids overall, by freezing orange juice, the carotenoids are altered and become more easily absorbed in the gut. What matters in te...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Orange Juice Source Type: news

Elevated Blood Pressure Could Increase Your Risk Of Dementia
BOSTON (CBS) – Even if your blood pressure is just a little bit elevated, you may be at higher risk of dementia later in life. In a new study, researchers looked at about 10,000 people and found that 50 year olds with systolic blood pressures of 130 or greater had a 45-percent higher risk of dementia later in life, even if they didn’t have evidence of heart or blood vessel-related problems. The medical community used to consider 140/90 as the threshold for high blood pressure, but that threshold was recently lowered to 130/80. However, many patients still aren’t treated until their numbers climb higher th...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local blood pressure Dementia Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

A Landmark Diet Study Was Flawed. The Researchers Stand By It Anyway.
A highly publicized trial in Spain found that the Mediterranean diet protects against heart disease. Now the original work has been retracted and re-analyzed, with the same result. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GINA KOLATA Tags: Diet and Nutrition Heart Nuts Olive Oil Statistics New England Journal of Medicine Spain Mediterranean diet Source Type: news

For Many, Prescription Meds Linked to Depression
About 15 percent of adults are thought to use five or more prescription medications simultaneously, the researchers said in background notes. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Giant Dust Storm On Mars Threatening To End NASA's Opportunity Rover
The rover has shut itself down because the solar panels aren't getting enough sunlight to charge the batteries. If the storm persists, the rover mission may be over, ending a 14-year run. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joe Palca Source Type: news

Risk for Clot Increases After Surgery With Transfusion Risk for Clot Increases After Surgery With Transfusion
Perioperative RBC transfusion may double the odds of blood clot up to 30 days after surgery; more studies are needed, but the results highlight the importance of rigorous management and prophylaxis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

FDA finds deficiencies in Mylan's generic Advair
(Reuters) - U.S. drugmaker Mylan NV said on Wednesday that U.S. health regulators could not approve its generic version of GlaxoSmithKline's blockbuster inhaled lung drug, Advair, and cited "minor deficiencies" with the copycat version. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

WATCH: What is the plague?
The disease dates back to the Middle Ages, when it killed millions in Europe before the age of antibiotics. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Mistakes Causing Self-contamination Common in Hospitals Mistakes Causing Self-contamination Common in Hospitals
Errors leading to self-contamination are common in hospital settings, and failure to adhere to routine precautions is a potential source of infectious agent transmission, new data showed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

Drowning Is the No. 2 Cause of Death for Young Children. Here ’s How to Keep Your Kids Safe Around Pools
The tragic death of Olympic skier Bode Miller’s 19-month-old daughter on Sunday has cast new light on the dangers of drowning – which is the no. 2 cause of death among young children in the United States. Emeline Miller drowned in a swimming pool during a pool party in Orange County, California, Miller said in a statement. “Our baby girl, Emmy, passed away yesterday. Never in a million years did we think we would experience a pain like this,” he posted to Instagram. “Her love, her light, her spirit will never be forgotten. Our little girl loved life and lived it to it’s fullest everyday....
Source: TIME: Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gina Martinez Tags: Uncategorized onetime safety Source Type: news

Opting out of vaccines leaves these US 'hot spots' most vulnerable for outbreaks
A number of American states and metropolitan "hot spots" are vulnerable to outbreaks of vaccine-preventable disease, new research suggests. The reason? Children whose parents opted out of vaccination. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetics face a 32% higher risk of developing Parkinson's in old age
Professor Tom Warner, from the Neurology Institute at University College London, who led the study, said it was most comprehensive evidence to date to show a link. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes: Can you reverse symptoms in FOUR weeks? Diet secret to cure condition revealed
TYPE 2 DIABETES is a big problem for the UK. Four million people in the UK have type 2 diabetes and 12 million more at at risk. Can you reverse diabetes with your diet? This TV experiment The Fast Fix aims to find out. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NIH Outlines New Game Plan to Combat Opioid Crisis NIH Outlines New Game Plan to Combat Opioid Crisis
The HEAL initiative will focus on improving treatments for patients who misuse or are addicted to opioids and enhancing strategies for effective pain management.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

WATCH: What is the plague?
The disease dates back to the Middle Ages, when it killed millions in Europe before the age of antibiotics. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

St. Louis to end prosecution of low-level marijuana crimes
St. Louis prosecutors will no longer pursue charges for most low-level marijuana offenses, joining a few other cities in opting to redirect resources toward more serious crimes (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Experimental blood tests predict week of pregnancy and preterm birth risk
(Reuters Health) - Women could soon know how far along they are in pregnancy and their risk of premature delivery using simple blood tests, researchers say. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Yes, the plague still exists, here's what it's like now in the US
A child in Idaho is recovering after being struck with the plague. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

NY doctors wrote more opioid prescriptions after pharma payments
New York doctors who received payments from pharmaceutical companies that make opioids were more likely to prescribe the drugs to their patients, according to a new report from the New York State Health Foundation. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New York doctors wrote more opioid prescriptions after pharma payments
New York doctors who received payments from pharmaceutical companies that make opioids were more likely to prescribe the drugs to their patients, according to a new report from the New York State Health Foundation. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dad hopes to raise awareness for daughter ’s rare disease
Father's Day has a special significance for one dad whose daughter has been diagnosed with a rare condition called cystinosis (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Religious people live four years longer than atheists, study finds
The Ohio State University study was based on 1,000 obituaries published across the US in 2011. While the data set is small, the psychology research team insisted there is merit to the correlation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Okays Wearable Device for Opioid Withdrawal FDA Okays Wearable Device for Opioid Withdrawal
The FDA has cleared an auricular neurostimulation device to help reduce symptoms of opioid withdrawal, including cravings, agitation, anxiety, and depression.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Alert Source Type: news

Scientists lay out how to save a melting Antarctica -- and the grim future if we don't
Sea levels will rise and all coastal countries could be seriously threatened by flooding if nothing is done to stop the massive melt of sea ice in Antarctica, according to nine award-winning scientists who have spent decades studying the icy continent and the waters around it. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Skipped vaccines for personal belief reasons 'have caused a lot of damage' in U.S. measles outbreaks, MD says
Since 2009, the number of 'philosophical-belief' vaccine nonmedical exemptions has risen in 12 of 18 U.S. states that currently allow this policy, researchers find. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Many Americans taking common meds that may cause depression
New research warns more than 200 commonly prescribed medications list depression as a possible side effect (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brothers who ran $100M health fraud scam sentenced to prison
Two brothers who admitting bribing doctors with cash and prostitutes in a $100 million health care fraud scheme have been sentenced to prison (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Why you never forget a great meal: Gut instinct was the 'GPS of early man'
A new study by the University of Southern California found the body's longest nerve, the vagus nerve, is the link between 'two brains' - one in your head and the other in your gastrointestinal tract. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is a urine specific gravity test?
A urine specific gravity test shows the density of urine compared with water. It can help doctors diagnose a variety of conditions, including dehydration, kidney problems, and a rare type of diabetes. Find out how to prepare for the test and what to expect. The article also explains about normal and abnormal results. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

Scientists discover molecular mechanisms of Parkinson's disease
Using detailed brain cell analysis, researchers have found how a protein is possibly linked to Parkinson's disease. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

From EpiPens to antibiotics, report finds Canada's drug shortages could be getting worse
A study by the C.D. Howe Institute heard from patients who said they had to delay treatments or switch to inferior alternatives because they couldn't fill their prescriptions. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Antarctica Has Lost More Than 3 Trillion Tons Of Ice In 25 Years
Antarctica's ice is melting faster than was thought, say scientists who recently completed the most exhaustive assessment of the ice sheet to date.(Image credit: Ian Joughin, University of Washington ) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Merrit Kennedy Source Type: news

Bulgaria reports another outbreak of virulent bird flu
SOFIA (Reuters) - An outbreak of a virulent bird flu virus has spread to another farm in northeastern Bulgaria, the national food safety agency said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Enormous Dust Storm On Mars Threatens The Opportunity Rover
(Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Camila Domonoske Source Type: news