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Don't Use Medical Marijuana for Sleep Apnea, AASM Warns Don't Use Medical Marijuana for Sleep Apnea, AASM Warns
Medical cannabis and synthetic marijuana extracts should not be used to treat obstructive sleep apnea, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine says in a new position statement.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

When Is It Safe to Eat Salad Again?
An outbreak of infections linked to bagged romaine lettuce has left salad lovers confused. Here are answers to common questions about leafy greens. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TARA PARKER-POPE Tags: Salads Food Contamination and Poisoning Lettuce Hygiene and Cleanliness Salmonella (Bacteria) Restaurants Agriculture and Farming E Coli (Bacteria) Source Type: news

Fall 2018 flu vaccine will be 20 percent effective, study predicts
This fall's flu vaccine will be 20 percent effective for the dominant circulating strain of influenza A, the same as shots given the past two years. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure - apple cider vinegar could slash your hypertension risk
HIGH blood pressure symptoms include chest pain, severe headaches, and difficulty breathing. You could prevent hypertension and lower your blood pressure by drinking apple cider vinegar. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hope for the middle-aged who suffer from hand tremors
Researchers from the University of Kansas found that when worn twice a day for a month, the device reduces tremor severity by 89.5 percent. Wearing it just once reduces tremors by 65 percent. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weekend Recipe: Peanut Butter Protein Balls That ’ll Help Fuel Your Workouts
These delicious protein balls take about five minutes to make and are the perfect portable breakfast or healthy snack on the run. I often make a batch over a weekend so I can just grab them out of the fridge during my busy week. They marry perfectly with your morning latte and tame that mid-afternoon craving for something sweet. If you’re a mad cyclist like I am, these protein balls are perfect to pack into the back of your cycling jersey as an energy snack or quick meal for those times when you need a pick me up. My protein balls are filled with simple ingredients: rolled oats, coconut, dates, Healthy Chef Protein ...
Source: TIME: Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Teresa Cutter — The Healthy Chef Tags: Uncategorized Food Source Type: news

FDA panel approves marijuana-based epilepsy drug
A FDA advisory committee unanimously approved an experimental drug made from marijuana to treat seizures associated rare epilepsy affecting children. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prince ’ s Overdose Death Results in No Criminal Charges
The authorities in Minnesota said that no one would be prosecuted in the musician ’ s 2016 death from a fentanyl overdose, though a doctor will pay a civil settlement. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JOE COSCARELLI and SHEILA M. ELDRED Tags: Pop and Rock Music Fentanyl Prince (1958- ) Opioids and Opiates Minnesota Drug Abuse and Traffic Schulenberg, Michael T (1969- ) Crime and Criminals Source Type: news

Junk food TV advertising likely highest when kids are watching, study says
A study looked at a year of TV ads on a major, free channel in Australia. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Royal baby: Kate Middleton due to give birth - five signs that labour has begun
KATE MIDDLETON, 36, is due to give birth to the royal baby any day now. But what can the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, 35, expect? These are the signs that labour may be starting, and you should call your midwife. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Improving overall heart health may reduce risk of atrial fibrillation
(Reuters Health) - Following practices recommended for "optimal" heart health may also reduce the risk of developing a serious heart-rhythm disorder, researchers say. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Couple with 13 sons, no daughters welcomes new baby – and it's a…
Kateri and Jay Schwandt of Rockford, Michigan, celebrate newborn Wednesday who weighs 8 pounds, 4 ounces and is 21 inches long (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Glasgow Coma Scale Gets an Eye-Opening Update Glasgow Coma Scale Gets an Eye-Opening Update
Researchers have found that adding pupil response to the scale more accurately predicts prognosis after TBI, including the likelihood of death, than either measure alone.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

E. coli outbreak spreads as source of tainted lettuce remains a mystery
Public health officials are warning consumers not to eat store-bought, chopped romaine lettuce as an E. coli outbreak linked to the vegetable worsens. Fifty-three related E. coli infections have been reported in 16 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In the past several days, 18 new cases have been added to the CDC’s investigation, […]Related:First marijuana-derived drug poised for FDA approval after winning support from advisersHave you or someone you know waited too long for an organ transplant?British man who deliberately infected five partners with HIV is sen...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fewer prescriptions for addictive opioid painkillers filed last year
New data from the health firm IQVIA show that the number of prescriptions for opioid painkillers filled in the US fell dramatically last year. Nationwide, nine percent fewer prescriptions were filled last year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New York's goat yoga class banned by Health Department
The $40 pop-up classes, which are structured like a standard yoga class but with little goats crawling around and on the participants, were set to debut in Brooklyn's Bushwick neighborhood on Tuesday. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How can you unblock your ear?
A clogged ear can happen for a variety of reasons. It can be a buildup of wax or caused by a cold or sinus infection. Thankfully, many cases of a clogged ear can be treated with some simple home remedies. These include ear irrigation, steam inhalation, or simply ear drops. Learn about home remedies plus what not to do. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Healthy' toddler is battling condition similar to ALZHEIMER'S
Single mother Elaine Fisher, 38, of Dudley, West Midlands, has been left 'mourning' following the heartbreaking diagnosis of her daughter, Holly, with Niemann-Pick Type C. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

E. coli-infected salad saga rages on
As of Wednesday 31 people have been hospitalized the 50 have been infected in the outbreak reported in 16 states including Idaho, Pennsylvania, New York and California. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bajau people 'evolved bigger spleens' for free-diving
In an example of human natural selection, Asia's Bajau people have evolved bigger spleens for diving. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Even the wealthiest Americans fear growing healthcare costs
A survey of more than 5,000 people from 10 countries with more than $1 million in assets found that Americans' views different significantly from those of people in other countries. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A lot of people wore their oxygen masks wrong during the Southwest emergency landing
Should you ever find yourself flying in a crippled airliner with an open window at 30,000 feet, knowing how to operate your oxygen mask could be vital. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hans Asperger Aided Nazi Child Euthanasia, Study Says
The autism researcher collaborated with the Third Reich and actively assisted in the killing of disabled children, a new report says. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CEYLAN YEGINSU Tags: Holocaust and the Nazi Era Asperger's Syndrome Disabilities Intellectual Disabilities Doctors Research Austria Herwig Czech Hans Asperger Vienna (Austria) Source Type: news

Study explains link between high-fat diet and arthritis
A high-fat diet, such as a cheeseburger and milkshake, has been linked to arthritis and join pain, according to a study of mice. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rising diabetes means 15 MILLION people living with health problems
The Academy of Medical Sciences warning comes just weeks after Cambridge University researchers found that one in four Britons were living with several health complaints. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

To Curb Ocean Pollution, U.K. May Ban Plastic Straws, Stirrers And Cotton Swabs
Prime Minister Theresa May called plastic waste "one of the greatest environmental challenges facing the world." The government said it will work with industry to develop alternatives.(Image credit: Thn Rocn Khosit Rath Phachr Sukh / EyeEm/Getty Images/EyeEm) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurel Wamsley Source Type: news

Residents With Realistic Expectations Less Likely to Leave Residents With Realistic Expectations Less Likely to Leave
General surgery residents are more likely to finish their training if they have realistic expectations at the outset, new data showed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

GW Pharma gets FDA panel nod, first cannabis-based drug nearing approval
(Reuters) - An advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday unanimously voted in favor of approving the first cannabis-derived medicine in the country, a childhood epilepsy treatment developed by GW Pharma. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Youths unaware popular e-cig JUUL contains nicotine, survey says
Although many young people are aware of the e-cigarette brand JUUL, few know it contains nicotine, according to a new survey. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Inside the Mexican psychedelic drug rehabs American addicts flock to
Matthew Mellon reportedly died after taking a psychedelic drug in Mexico, but experts say that ibogaine deserves research as it may be a last hope for opioid addicts like Adrienne Porter (left). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could a Tattoo Someday Spot Your Cancer?
The biomedical tattoo is made up of cells embedded with sensors that measure levels of blood calcium. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Men with low testosterone more likely to suffer multiple illnesses
Researchers at Michigan Medicine found that obesity and a lack of exercise could be causing testosterone levels to fall in more men aged under 40, which could expose them to chronic illness. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anti-abortion politicians push efforts to prosecute women
Officials in Republican-dominant states are pushing legislation ahead of midterm elections that would punish both doctors and patients for abortions (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Diabetes symptoms - five warning signs of type 1 high blood sugar
DIABETES type 1 symptoms can develop very quickly, and include weight loss and blurred vision. These are warning the signs of high blood sugar, and that you should see a doctor. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Erenumab Prevents Episodic Migraine in Refractory Patients Erenumab Prevents Episodic Migraine in Refractory Patients
The new phase 3b LIBERTY trial shows erenumab was safe and effective in patients with episodic migraine refractory to at least two previous preventive treatments.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes mucus in the chest?
We describe simple, natural home remedies that can help to relieve mucus and inflammation in the chest. Here, learn when to see a doctor and how to use steam and homemade vapor rubs effectively. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Flu / Cold / SARS Source Type: news

First marijuana-derived drug poised for FDA approval after winning support from advisers
Food and Drug Administration advisers on Thursday unanimously supported the first-ever government approval of a medication made from cannabis, paving the way for agency clearance by the end of June. The drug, Epidiolex, would be administered in a syrup form and is made from a purified ingredient in cannabis called cannabidiol, or CBD. It is […]Related:New CDC chief stepped down from four groups to comply with ethics rulesThese are the top priorities for the nation’s top cancer doctorFor advanced lung cancer, immune therapy plus chemo prolongs survival (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Marijuana-derived drug for epilepsy gets FDA recommendation
A US Food and Drug Administration advisory committee on Thursday unanimously recommended approval of an epilepsy drug that would be the first plant-derived cannabidiol medicine for prescription use in the United States. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Marijuana-derived drug for epilepsy gets FDA committee recommendation
A US Food and Drug Administration advisory committee on Thursday unanimously recommended approval of an epilepsy drug that would be the first plant-derived cannabidiol medicine for prescription use in the United States. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MPs slam the vaginal mesh scandal in Commons debate
Carol Monaghan, a Scottish National Party MP for Glasgow North West, asked why faulty cars could be recalled but mesh fitted into human bodies couldn't in a House of Commons debate today. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Skull surgery was performed on this Stone Age cow, study says
Humans have been performing cranial surgery and drilling holes in other people's skulls for a long time. The oldest example of this procedure, called trepanation, dates to 7,300 B.C., according to findings from a site at the village of Vasilyevka in Azerbaijan. That means cranial surgery was happening as long ago as the Mesolithic period. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Back pain - take these 3p a day magnesium supplements to prevent painful condition
BACK pain is a common condition that can be felt from the neck down to the hips. Add these cheap magnesium supplements to your diet to reduce your lower back pain. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Don't hold your breath: Secret behind super deep-diving ability revealed
Overall, the Bajau divers had spleens about 50 per cent larger than nearby seaside villagers who do not dive, researchers find. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Vaginal cleansers, lubricants & wipes raise risk of genital infections
Researchers from the University of Guelph in Ontario found vaginal sanitising gels raise women's risk of a bacterial infection by almost 20 times and a yeast infection by eight times. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Charlotte Debieux, who people thought was drunk, became paralysed
Charlotte Debieux, 25, believed to be from Southampton, was mortified when she was asked if she had been drinking when she collected her daughter Poppy, three. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mexican woman mocked over moles has embraced her birthmarks
Lorena Bolanos, 24, from Mexico, was branded a 'chocolate chip cookie' by cruel bullies because she was born covered in birthmarks, and has now stripped down to promote body positivity. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Man with half a body: Rowdy Burton forced to get around on his hands
Rowdy Burton, 30, from Alabama, was born with a rare lower spinal disorder known as Sacral Agenesis. At just three years old, he had both of his legs amputated, which left him with two stumps. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman says doctors ignored cancer symptoms because of her weight: 'It was very scary'
A woman who alleges that she was misdiagnosed by doctors because of her weight is sharing her story. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

No Criminal Charges in Prince ’ s Overdose Death
The authorities in Minnesota said that no one would be prosecuted in the musician ’ s 2016 death from a fentanyl overdose, though a doctor will pay a civil settlement. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JOE COSCARELLI and SHEILA M. ELDRED Tags: Pop and Rock Music Fentanyl Prince (1958- ) Opioids and Opiates Minnesota Drug Abuse and Traffic Schulenberg, Michael T (1969- ) Crime and Criminals Source Type: news

Study: Medical marijuana users likely to use other drugs
People who use medical marijuana have higher rates of medical and non-medical prescription drug use -- including pain relievers -- than others. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news