Medical News Today: Thumb arthritis: What to know
Thumb arthritis, or basal joint arthritis, affects the joint at the base of the thumb. It can cause pain and limit the thumb ’s range of movement. Thumb arthritis is usually a type of osteoarthritis, meaning it develops due to wear and tear. Learn about the symptoms, risk factors, and treatment here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Osteoarthritis Source Type: news

Prescribe exercise and diets to obese patients - and keep track of them, US task force urges doctors
About 40 percent of Americans are obese, putting them at risk for chronic disease and death. A US Preventive Services Task Force is urging doctors to treat diet and exercise like prescriptions. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Explained: The rare genetic disorder that gives this little girl big beautiful eyes
Mehlani Martinez, nearly two, has Axenfeld-Gieger syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that causes under-developed irises. Her eyes are almost entirely pupil, so she looks like a Disney princess. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More than 8,000 apparent opioid-related deaths in Canada since 2016
At least 1,036 Canadians died in the first three months of this year due to apparent opioid overdoses, raising the opioid epidemic's death toll to more than 8,000 people since January 2016, according to newly released government figures. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Eating healthy foods and cutting out junk DOES cut your risk of developing cancer, finds major study
Researchers at the French Institute for Health and Medical Research studied the diets of more than 470,000 Europeans to discover those with fattier diets have a an 11 per cent higher cancer risk. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman, 71, develops hepatitis after taking turmeric supplements to prevent a stroke
The unnamed 71-year-old, believed to be from Arizona, suffered no symptoms but was referred to a specialist when a check-up found she had abnormally high enzyme levels in her liver. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

France's Lactalis gets go-ahead to reopen plant after tainted milk scandal
French authorities have given dairy giant Lactalis permission to resume selling baby milk from a factory that was closed after salmonella-contaminated milk produced there infected dozens of babies, the government said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Heart attack - the £1 juice that could slash your chances of a myocardial infarction
HEART attack symptoms include chest pain, headaches, coughs and shortness of breath. Lower your risk of deadly myocardial infarction signs by adding this cheap juice to your daily diet. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating junk food tied to higher risk of numerous cancers
You probably already know that junk food, though delicious, is bad for you. It can have negative health effects such as increasing your risk of heart disease, metabolic disease and even cancer. Now, researchers have used a new nutritional labeling system to tie a diet low in nutritional quality with increased risks of a number of types of cancers. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Hit Documentary Exposes Psychiatry's Past Failures A Hit Documentary Exposes Psychiatry's Past Failures
Dr Robert Berezin on the tale of triplets separated at birth for a tragically misguided purpose.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Expert Column Source Type: news

Zapping Airway Nerves May Help COPD Patients
COPD, which is often linked to smoking, is a progressive deterioration of lung function that involves a combination of bronchitis and emphysema symptoms. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Clovis Oncology, execs to pay $20 million to settle SEC charges
U.S. biotechnology company Clovis Oncology Inc and its Chief Executive Patrick Mahaffy and former CFO Erle Mast, will pay more than $20 million to settle charges of misleading investors about the efficacy of a cancer drug, the top U.S. securities regulator said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Senate backs bill to avert shutdown, boost military spending
Senate backs $854B bill to avert shutdown through Dec. 7, boost military spending (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Day-tripping to the dispensary: Seniors in pain hop aboard the canna-bus
As more states legalize marijuana for medical or recreational use — 30 states plus the District of Columbia to date — the cannabis industry is booming. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Matter: Why Your DNA Is Still Uncharted Territory
Scientists are focusing on a relatively small number of human genes and neglecting thousands of others. The reasons have more to do with professional survival than genetics. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CARL ZIMMER Tags: Genetics and Heredity DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) Human Genome Project PLoS Biology (Journal) Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Different baby positions during pregnancy: What to know
During pregnancy, the fetus changes position often, but some positions are safer than others just before childbirth. In this article, learn about baby positions in the womb, including anterior, posterior, transverse lie, and three types of breech position. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

New Guidelines: Antimicrobial Prophylaxis for Cancer Patients New Guidelines: Antimicrobial Prophylaxis for Cancer Patients
ASCO and IDSA have jointly issued updated guidelines for antimicrobial prophylaxis for adult patients with immunosuppression associated with cancer and its treatment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Blocking brain messages in lymphatic vessels may slow MS
Blocking messages in lymphatic vessels from the brain to the immune system shows promise as a potential way to treat multiple sclerosis, according to a study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lacking quality weed extract, US researchers turn to Canada
In a rare move, the U.S. government has approved the importation of marijuana extracts from Canada for a clinical trial, highlighting a new avenue for American researchers who have had trouble obtaining the drug for medical studies (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Drug compound prevents mosquitoes' malaria infection
Researchers have found six compounds that could prevent mosquitoes from being infected with malaria as a way to stop the spread of the disease to humans. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

E-cigarette warnings to arrive in high school bathrooms nationwide
In a new push to education the nearly 11 million youth at risk of e-cigarette addiction, the FDA announced a new campaign that will take the message into high school bathrooms. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Scientific Secrets to Preventing Jet Lag
Traveling abroad can be exhilarating. But sometimes it’s easy to discount the crippling jet leg that can set in after traversing multiple time zones—leaving you exhausted, disoriented and possibly causing you to miss out on your vacation. Jet lag is “something that can ruin a vacation or plague athletes and musicians or have a businessman or woman not perform at their peak,” explains Charmane Eastman, a professor in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and the founding director of the Biological Rhythms Research Laboratory at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. The number of passengers flyin...
Source: TIME: Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melissa Locker Tags: Uncategorized health jet lag Living sleep Travel Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2: Five foods for your weekly shopping list to slash high blood sugar risk
DIABETES type 2 risk could be lowered by making some diet or lifestyle changes. Lower your chances of high blood sugar symptoms by adding these five foods to your weekly shopping list. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Psychedelic Drugs to Treat Depression, PTSD?
Over the last 50 years, researchers have made “transformative” advances in understanding how the brain works. But there haven’t been corresponding breakthroughs in psychiatric drugs. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Virtual reality therapies help conquer common phobias
Experts say virtual reality therapy can help people by exposing them gradually and safely to their greatest terrors (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Safe to Start Sacubitril/Valsartan Predischarge in Acute HF Safe to Start Sacubitril/Valsartan Predischarge in Acute HF
In first of its kind data from the TRANSITION trial, patients safely tolerated the early-initiation strategy as well as the recommended practice of starting the uptitration process after discharge.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Senate Passes Opioid Bill, Plans to Send to President Next Week Senate Passes Opioid Bill, Plans to Send to President Next Week
US Senators advanced a sweeping bill last night that includes provisions addressing international shipments of illegal drugs and the sharing of patients'substance abuse history among clinicians. A bill also passed to lift so-called gag clauses.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the benefits of protein powder?
People can use protein powder to supplement their protein intake, help build muscle, aid muscle recovery, and encourage healthy weight loss. In this article, learn about these and other health benefits of protein powder. We also cover the different types of protein powder and when and how to use them. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Rubbing sandalwood oil on your scalp may stimulate hair growth
Researchers from the Monasterium Laboratory, Münster, Germany, found that when a synthetic version of the aromatic oil is applied to scalp tissue in the lab, it stimulates hair growth after just six days. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Healthy, elderly adults should think twice before starting aspirin: Study
A new study suggests the risks for some older adults may outweigh the benefits. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

U.S. judge dismisses concussions lawsuits against World Wrestling
A federal judge has dismissed lawsuits by dozens of former professional wrestlers who accused World Wrestling Entertainment Inc of failing to protect them from concussions and other head trauma, including chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

High-Dose Folic Acid Does Not Prevent High Blood Pressure of Pregnancy
Some studies suggest that taking high doses of folic acid can prevent pre-eclampsia, but a randomized trial found it did not. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Folic Acid Pregnancy and Childbirth Source Type: news

GSK grabs new drug development head from Boehringer
GlaxoSmithKline has hired Chris Corsico from German drugmaker Boehringer Ingelheim to fill the new role of senior vice-president development as the company reshapes its research strategy, a spokesman for the British group said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Burnout Starts Early, Especially in Some Specialties Burnout Starts Early, Especially in Some Specialties
Data show symptoms of burnout begin early in residents'medical careers, but burnout measures are so varied and inconsistent that few conclusions can be drawn on overall prevalence among physicians.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

Away Rotations: Quick Tips Away Rotations: Quick Tips
Here are a few quick tips for how to succeed during audition rotations.Medscape Med Students (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Article Source Type: news

How we've hooked a generation of children on depression pills they don't need
British film-maker Katinka Blackford Newman (pictured) writes there is a 'social acceptance' that antidepressants are appropriate for children – but warns their side effects can be severe. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Excess Weight Gain or Loss During Pregnancy Tied to Child ’ s Heart Health
Women who put on excess pounds, or not enough weight, had children at risk for high blood pressure and other problems. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Pregnancy and Childbirth Weight Blood Pressure Diet and Nutrition Source Type: news

Two design student friends create 3D-printed PINK prosthetic breasts
Rosie Brave and Sam Jackman, both design students at Plymouth University, hope their invention will replace the 'bland' beige prosthetics dished out by the NHS. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do YOU want to live forever? Only a fifth of Britons would choose to become immortal
Some 21 per cent of adults living in the UK would accept an offer of immortality, while 30 per cent would consider it. But just under half of the survey's respondents rejected the concept. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A child dies every 5 seconds, and most are preventable deaths: UN
An estimated 6.3 million children died before their 15th birthdays in 2017, or one every five seconds, mostly due to a lack of water, sanitation, nutrition and basic health care, according to report by United Nations agencies on Tuesday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Man who lost ALL his limbs from infection caused by a dog lick speaks out
Speaking in a video put out by his doctors at Froedtert Hospital, Greg Manteufel, 48, describes watching the bacteria take over his body, and telling doctors he would try anything to stay alive. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Air Pollution at Key Stages of Pregnancy Affects Fetal Thyroid Air Pollution at Key Stages of Pregnancy Affects Fetal Thyroid
Exposures to ambient particulate matter, particularly in mid-pregnancy, are linked to increases in newborn total thyroxine measures.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Physician burnout taking center stage
(Reuters Health) - The medical establishment may finally be coming to grips with the issue of physician burnout. The evidence: two studies on the topic reported in the latest issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Schizophrenia: 'Resyncing' brain circuits could halt symptoms
'Resyncing' brain circuits in an adult mouse model of schizophrenia eliminated some neural and behavioral symptoms of the disorder, a new study found. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Schizophrenia Source Type: news

Stephen Darby retires: What is motor neurone disease? Warning signs of condition revealed
STEPHEN DARBY retires: Bolton Wanderers footballer Stephen Darby has retired after being diagnosed with motor neurone disease. What is the brain and nerve condition, and what are the symptoms? Signs of condition revealed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news