Holidays Hike Heart Attack Risk
In the 15-year study of more than 300,000 people who’d had a heart attack, the risk was highest at 10 p.m. on Christmas Eve. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stop vaping Viagra: FDA urges Americans to avoid e-liquid that contains erectile dysfunction drugs
China-based HelloCig Electronic Tech Company is selling two e-liquids that contain erectile dysfunction drugs. The FDA is cracking down on them. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sanofi loses Lantus patent claims against Mylan
U.S. generics drugmaker Mylan N.V. said on Thursday the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office rejected French pharma company Sanofi's patent infringement claims related to two formulations of its blockbuster insulin drug Lantus. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Can a coalition of 'superheroes' save the COP24 climate talks?
Think of them as the Justice League for global warming diplomacy. They're the "High Ambition Coalition" and they arrived late this week at the beleaguered COP24 climate talks here in Polish coal country, wearing suits and hosting press conferences -- hoping to salvage a United Nations treaty that is meant to save the earth. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

With no antiretrovirals, Venezuela HIV patients rely on leaf remedy
As Venezuela's hyperinflation and chronic medicine shortages leave HIV patients with little hope of obtaining antiretroviral drugs, many are now relying on the leaves of a tropical tree known as the guasimo. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Luca Campanaro: Mother 'in awe' of football death son
The mother of a 14-year-old boy who died while playing football says she is "in awe" of her son. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Google launches Thai AI project to screen for diabetic eye disease
Google said on Thursday it had launched an artificial intelligence program in Thailand to screen for a diabetic eye disease which causes permanent blindness. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Seattle high schools find later start time improves academic performance
Researchers used wrist monitors to measure how long two different groups of sophomores slept (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure - the best desserts to prevent deadly hypertension symptoms
HIGH blood pressure risk could be lowered by making some diet or lifestyle changes. You could prevent hypertension symptoms and signs by swapping your high-fat, sugary desserts for these heart-healthy alternatives. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mylan says patent office cancels Sanofi's Lantus patents
Mylan N.V. said on Thursday the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office invalidated French drug company Sanofi's formulation patents on its blockbuster insulin drug Lantus, ruling in favor of the U.S. drugmaker. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Teenage who suffered two strokes at just 12 is on track to compete at the  2024 Paralympic games
Rafi Solaiman, now 18, of  Worksop, Nottinghamshire, ranks third in the world in race running and hopes to represent team GB if the sport is added to the 2024 Paralympics in Paris. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UNAIDS head to quit post early following scathing report
The head of the U.N. agency AIDS says he'll leave his post in June, an early departure date that comes a week after an independent report looking into sexual harassment at the body blasted UNAIDS' "defective leadership." (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Hospitals 'overcrowding risk' ahead of Christmas
Winter pressures are beginning to bite as hospitals report too many patients are on wards and ambulances face delays at A&E. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The parents' guide to 'Fortnite' scams
The popular game "Fortnite" has become an easy way for scammers to trick kids into sharing way too much information. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The pensioner addicted to penis fillers
Eric Bell, from Keighley in West Yorkshire, said having the penis enlargements has boosted his confidence and improved his dating life, saying 'women say they love my large penis'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Older people are 50% more likely to visit A & E if they live alone than if they live with someone else
Pensioners living alone have more long-term conditions, a report has said. Tackling loneliness, at the root of the problem, will relieve pressure health services, the Health Foundation in the UK said. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nursery worker suffers permanent brain freeze after the vital organ slipped into her spinal cord   
Alison Stiles Johnson, 44, of Newcastle, was diagnosed with chiari malformation in December 2016 after initially dismissing her crippling headaches as a side effect of the flu jab. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are neutrophils and what do they do?
Neutrophils are the most common form of white blood cell. They help the body respond to infection and heal damaged tissue. Levels in the blood can rise and fall due to many reasons, including infection, chronic conditions, drugs, and surgery. Learn more about what altered levels mean and how to test them here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Blood / Hematology Source Type: news

‘ That Way Madness Lies … ’ Review: A Terrifying True Story, Ordinarily Told
The director Sandra Luckow chronicles her brother ’ s mental illness. If this is a subject matter that has touched your life, you ought to see this movie. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GLENN KENNY Tags: Documentary Films and Programs That Way Madness Lies ... (Movie) Sandra Luckow Mental Health and Disorders Duanne Luckow Health Insurance and Managed Care Source Type: news

Chain restaurants are less healthy than fast food, global study finds
Fast food often gets the blame for calorific meals, but new research has found that your favorite chain restaurants are dishing up meals with even more excessive calories, worsening the global obesity epidemic. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The judgmental mom is little more than a stereotype
It's quite possible that, by the time I had my first child, I had read more articles about navigating relationships with other moms than ones about navigating my relationship with my baby. Parent media is full of stories about moms who "judge," "shame," "clap back" and are at "war" with other mothers. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS crisis is ALREADY worse than last year's 'worst ever winter'
Damning figures show one in 10 hospitals in England didn't have a single bed free on at least one night last week, and 54,000 people waited on hospital trolleys for four hours or more in November. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists create an electronic capsule that can wirelessly deliver drugs
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology created the gadget, which they hope could be used to reduce surgical procedures and injections. It latches to the stomach for a month. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is going gluten-free good for everyone?
There was a time when gluten, a mixture of proteins found in wheat, rye and barley, was something of a foreign term. Not many people had heard of it, and the few who needed to avoid it found meals to be extremely challenging. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hospitals 'overcrowded' ahead of Christmas
Winter pressures are beginning to bite as hospitals report too many patients are on wards and ambulances face delays at A&E. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Colorectal cancer: Loss of two genes may drive tumor formation
New research shows how the loss of two genes may drive an aggressive form of colorectal cancer. The findings also point to a potential new treatment. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Colorectal Cancer Source Type: news

Crowded underground stations and carriages are the perfect breeding ground for flu-like illnesses
Residents of Islington, who often change lines at King's Cross St Pancras, have rates of flu nearly three times higher than commuters from Kensington, who mostly take direct trains. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Voices: Am I ‘ Old ’ ?
As with beauty, the meaning of “ old ” depends on the person you ask. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: STEVEN PETROW Tags: Age, Chronological Elderly Baby Boomers Longevity Psychology and Psychologists Source Type: news

Natural Disasters And The Pause Button
Scientists say too often after deadly natural disasters, like the recent wildfires in California, there is a rush to rebuild, but not always smartly. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kirk Siegler Source Type: news

Doctors: International Patients, Seeking Cures in the States
Are they taking up beds that could be used for vulnerable domestic patients or are they bringing money that could be used toward other programs? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RICHARD LEITER, M.D. Tags: Hospitals Death and Dying Health Insurance and Managed Care Source Type: news

Women With Heart Emergencies Less Likely to Get Proper Care
Women with cardiac emergencies are less likely than men to receive proper treatment when the ambulance arrives. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Women and Girls Emergency Medical Treatment Aspirin Hospitals Heart Source Type: news

After Another Deadly Disaster, A Call To Hit The Pause Button On Rebuilding
Scientists say too often after deadly natural disasters, like the recent wildfires in California, there is a rush to rebuild, but not always smartly. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kirk Siegler Source Type: news

Patients spend a record £1BILLION on private operations
There are more than four million people on waiting lists for NHS treatment in England and national waiting time targets haven't been met for at least two years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Norovirus: Children banned from Northumbria hospital visits
Northumbria Healthcare bosses say they want to stop norovirus rates reaching "critical numbers". (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman writes heartbreaking note to tech companies when baby ads continued to appear after stillborn birth
"If you're smart enough to realize that I'm pregnant, that I've given birth, then surely you're smart enough to realize that my baby died" (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First child in Canada undergoes deep brain stimulation for epilepsy, hospital says
A 9-year-old girl is the first child in Canada to undergo deep brain stimulation for epilepsy after years of suffering up to 150 seizures a day. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Certain devices can mitigate the risks of Type 1 diabetes — but only for those who can afford them
Type 1 diabetes is the only chronic, life threatening disease where the dosing decisions of a potentially lethal hormone are left in the hands of the patient alone. There is technology that can catch errors quickly, but the costs fall on patients and their families. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Opinion Source Type: news

'I had no self-worth': The language around addiction can make it harder for people to recover
Many medical professionals agree that the language around addiction can affect a person's recovery, and there is a push to adopt terms that are less dismissive and more human. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Restaurants and pub chains are as bad or worse than fast food places
Research has shown that 26 UK restaurant chains have average higher calorie counts than Public Health England recommends. KFC and McDonald's were found to have lower meal counts. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Want to be happy in your 70s? Have sex once a fortnight, researchers say
Older people's wellbeing was assessed compared to their activity in the bedroom. Women prefer kissing and touching, and men enjoy sex twice a month, the English study of 7,000 people found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Halo brace boy from Long Stratton puts on brave face
A mother from Norfolk has said how scared her family was when doctors said her son needed a halo brace (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D Deficiency and Mortality in Maintenance Dialysis Vitamin D Deficiency and Mortality in Maintenance Dialysis
Findings from a new study highlight the need for clinical trials investigating the effects of vitamin D supplementation among patients receiving hemodialysis.Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

America's Declining Well-Being, Health, and Life Expectancy America's Declining Well-Being, Health, and Life Expectancy
In this paper, the authors explore long-term trends toward worsening health and declining longevity in the US, resulting in part from an epidemic of despair which is on the rise among all ethnicities.American Journal of Public Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Prothrombin Complex Concentrates for Anticoagulant Reversal Prothrombin Complex Concentrates for Anticoagulant Reversal
This paper reviews the current evidence on prothrombin complex concentrate treatment for vitamin K antagonist reversal in the perioperative setting.Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Adults' Preferences for Discussing Long-term Life Expectancy Adults' Preferences for Discussing Long-term Life Expectancy
How reluctant are older adults when it comes to discussing long-term life expectancy?Annals of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Quality of Life Needs in Older Patients With Cancer Quality of Life Needs in Older Patients With Cancer
A position paper from the International Society of Geriatric Oncology recommends that clinicians place a greater focus on the quality of life of older adults living with cancer.Annals of Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Mailed Letter vs. Phone Call to Increase Cancer Screening Mailed Letter vs. Phone Call to Increase Cancer Screening
What is the best outreach method for primary care practices to improve cancer screening rates among their patients?Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Implications of a More Timely Living Kidney Donor Evaluation Implications of a More Timely Living Kidney Donor Evaluation
What are the impacts of an earlier living kidney donor evaluation?American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Long-term Weight Trajectory and Risk of Hip Fracture, Falls Long-term Weight Trajectory and Risk of Hip Fracture, Falls
This study examines women's weight trajectories in the 20 years leading up to a mean age of 88 and the effect of those trajectories on health outcomes and physical performance.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Heartburn warning - the BEST Christmas foods to prevent acid reflux
HEARTBURN is a burning chest pain that ’s caused by stomach acid reflux symptoms. This Christmas, you could lower your risk of heartburn and indigestion by eating certain foods in your diet. These are the best foods to prevent acid reflux and heartburn. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news