Medical News Today: Can fasting help fight cancer?
There are many benefits to fasting. It may even play a role in the prevention and treatment of cancer. There are also some potential risks to be aware of. Learn more about fasting and cancer here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

The Many Forms of HPV: Recognition and Management The Many Forms of HPV: Recognition and Management
Through a series of short cases, Dr Gordon Sun addresses the recognition and early assessment of patients with suspected HPV-related disease and cancers.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Case Challenge Source Type: news

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) | Medscape Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) | Medscape
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection is caused by S aureus bacteria and can be fatal. There are 2 major strains of MRSA: hospital-acquired (HA) MRSA and community-acquired (CA) MRSA. HA-MRSA includes cases in which the patient has had a current or recent hospitalization, receives dialysis, resides in a long-term care facility, or has had recent antibiotic use. (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Resource Center Source Type: news

Half of Parents Unaware of Teen's Suicidal Thoughts Half of Parents Unaware of Teen's Suicidal Thoughts
Half of parents surveyed by a research team from a Philadelphia pediatric hospital were unaware that their young adolescent had thought about committing suicide, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

' I Was Furious': The Real Cost of Cancer Care'I Was Furious': The Real Cost of Cancer Care
Cancer patients can pay thousands in out-of-pocket expenses to cover the cost of their care, placing them at risk for financial ruin and worse outcomes. Should oncologists have to worry about that?Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Article Source Type: news

Wound Management | Medscape Wound Management | Medscape
The first step in the management of open wounds is determined by the patient's condition and the wound's underlying etiology, which guide systemic treatment. (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Resource Center Source Type: news

NHS hospital launches the UK's first ovary-freezing fertility service
The Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead, London, will now offer women and girls with cancer the chance to freeze an ovary to avoid being left unable to have children after chemotherapy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anti-obesity pill could be near after discovery of a hormone that stops the body from burning fat  
A new study from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor has found that by blocking a hormone called TSK, which stops the body from burning fat, mice lost weight and were in better metabolic shape. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parents charged after 3-year-old girl with 17-pound tumor dies
The parents of an Oklahoma girl, 3, who died from cancer with a 17-pound tumor are accused of failing to provide medical care (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sublingual Sufentanil: A Solution in Search of a Problem? Sublingual Sufentanil: A Solution in Search of a Problem?
New data support the safety of sublingual sufentanil for moderate-to-severe acute pain used in hospital, but experts say there is no need for it and worry about diversion.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Osteoporosis | Medscape Osteoporosis | Medscape
Review in-depth clinical information, latest medical news, and guidelines on osteoporosis. Review osteoporosis treatments including osteoporosis medications, drugs, and exercises, and osteoporosis preventative measures for at-risk populations. (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Resource Center Source Type: news

Military spouses have higher risk of perinatal depression, study says
Women with partners deployed on military duty face a higher risk of perinatal mental illness, a study says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Surgeon Reflects On Death, Life And The 'Incredible Gift' Of Organ Transplant
Joshua Mezrich has performed hundreds of kidney, liver and pancreas transplants. He shares stories from the operating room in his book, When Death Becomes Life.(Image credit: shapecharge/shapecharge/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dave Davies Source Type: news

Global Health: A Silver Bullet Against the Brain-Eating Amoeba?
Minuscule particles coated with anti-seizure drugs seem to halt microbes that feed on brain tissue. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: EMILY BAUMGAERTNER Tags: Brain Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Microbiology Naegleria Fowleri Malaysia Southern States (US) Swimming Lakes brain-eating amoeba Chemical Neuroscience journal Ayaz Anwar Source Type: news

More in U.S. Dying From Opioids Than On the Roads
For the first time in history, Americans' risk of dying from an opioid overdose is higher than their risk of dying in a car accident, the National Safety Council reported Monday. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does The Squatty Potty Work? Study Finds Toilet Stool Could Solve Bowel Issues
This study shows that these simple devices may help symptoms like constipation, bloating and incomplete emptiness and can help people have more comfortable and effective bowel movements.” Researchers say these toilet stools work because the body is meant to be in a squatting position for defecation but sitting on western-style toilets create a position that makes the process more difficult. The new findings could be a big help to the one in six Americans that experience constipation. “Bowel movements are difficult to talk about and not a lot of people want to bring up their constipation,” said Ohio State ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Offbeat Local TV Toilet Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about lichen planus and psoriasis
Lichen planus and psoriasis are unrelated skin conditions. They share some symptoms, but the causes and treatments are different. In this article, we explore the similarities and differences between these two conditions. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Atopic Dermatitis | Medscape Atopic Dermatitis | Medscape
Atopic dermatitis is a chronic inflammatory skin disease with a complex etiology that encompasses immunologic responses, susceptibility genes, environmental triggers, and compromised skin-barrier function. (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Resource Center Source Type: news

Physical activity may reduce depression symptoms
Researchers found that sleep problems, lack of energy, and physical inactivity may lead to a depressed mood. The findings reverse conventional wisdom that depression leads to physical inactivity. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

School nutrition policies reduce weight gain
Implementing nutrition policies at middle schools limited unhealthy weight gains in students. The findings highlight an effective obesity prevention strategy in schools. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Inflammatory Bowel Disease | Medscape Inflammatory Bowel Disease | Medscape
Review in-depth clinical information, latest medical news, and guidelines on chronic inflammatory bowel disease symptoms, or IBD symptoms. Access information on inflammatory bowel disorder and inflammatory bowel disease treatment. (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Resource Center Source Type: news

U.S. substance abuse helpline largely unknown
(Reuters Health) - The U.S. government's toll-free substance abuse helpline, which provides free referral services to those looking for treatment, gets little publicity, a new study finds. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea Found in 2 U.K. Women
Two U.K. women in the last 3 months have been diagnosed with extensively drug-resistant (XDR) gonorrhea -- the so-called super gonorrhea. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Judge Blocks Trump Employer Birth Control Rules
The Trump administration's new rules on employer-provided birth control have been blocked in some parts of the country by a judge in California. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D supplements don't provide health benefit to people over 70
Taking vitamin D supplements has almost no health benefit to people over age 70, a new study says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New school lunch rules could mean more salt, sugar and fat
The Trump administration begins rollbacks on Obama-era initiatives for healthier school lunches, giving the dairy industry a bigger presence in U.S. cafeterias (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Poor Quality Sleep Tied to Early Signs of Alzheimer's Poor Quality Sleep Tied to Early Signs of Alzheimer's
In the ongoing quest to identify preclinical Alzheimer disease, researchers look to PET imaging, CSF biomarkers, and sleep-wake activity for early signs of those at risk.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Study finds recalling positive memories protects youngsters from depression
Researchers led by Cambridge University said training teenagers to control their emotions by recalling specific positive memories could make them more resilient to depression. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

France to cull wild boar at Belgium border in swine fever alert
France will cull all wild boar in a zone along the Belgian border to try and avoid an outbreak of a deadly swine disease after new cases were discovered nearby in Belgium, the French agriculture ministry said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Five New Insomnia Subtypes May Help Personalize Treatment Five New Insomnia Subtypes May Help Personalize Treatment
The newly identified insomnia subtypes are largely unrelated to sleep complaints, are differentiated by biologically based traits and life history, and are stable over time.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Healthy babies' gut bacteria prevent common food allergy
Transplanting intestinal bacteria from healthy human babies into germ-free mice prevented the animals from having allergic reactions to cow's milk. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food Allergy Source Type: news

Does glandular fever lead to schizophrenia? Study reveals a link
Schizophrenia patients were more than twice likely to have virus antibodies, researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine and Sheppard Pratt Health System, Baltimore, found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Leaky blood vessels in brain can predict Alzheimer's years earlier than dementia-causing plaques
A new study from the University of Southern California has found that leakage of capillaries, the tiniest vessels in the body, could be a biomarker of early onset Alzheimer's disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Olympic gold medallist Sally Gunnell reveals her son's migraines were caused by a wheat intolerance
Ms Gunnell, who won the 1992 Olympic gold medal in the 400m hurdle in Barcelona, described the discovery of her Luca's wheat intolerance as being life-changing. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Paralyzed rats walk again after scientists 3D-print a new spinal cord
For the first time, scientists have used rapid 3D printing technologies to create a spinal cord. The team at UC San Diego then put neural cells in it and implanted it into rats, who walked again. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Preparing For “The Big One”
A devastating earthquake is allegedly overdue.(Image credit: Archive.gov) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Forget the Pill - a patch injects dissolvable microneedles just once a month
A team at the Georgia Institute of Technology say the method could be a game changer for women in developing countries where it is harder to get hold of long-acting contraception. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Public mistrust after Congo election raises Ebola epidemic anxiety
Global health teams battling the world's second largest Ebola epidemic in Democratic Republic of Congo fear an election dispute may deepen public mistrust and allow the epidemic to run out of control. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Dynamic duos: Why science loves twins
One of the broadest studies of twins in the United States suggests that our genes tend to influence the diseases that afflict us more than where we live, according to research published Monday in the journal Nature Genetics. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Largest study of American twins traces influence of genes and environment on disease
The study examined 560 conditions in twins and found that 40 percent were influenced by genes, while 25 percent were influenced by sharing an environment. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carolyn Y. Johnson Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Safer sleeping pills keep brain alert to danger
Most currently available sleeping pills are so strong that the people who take them could sleep through the sound of a very loud fire alarm. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news

France plans boar-free zone to halt swine fever at Belgian border
France plans to cull all wild boar in a zone along the Belgian border to try and stop African swine fever breaking out after new cases were discovered nearby in Belgium, the French agriculture ministry said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Life-extending drug Perjeta approved for secondary breast cancer
The drug can prolong the lives of incurable breast cancer patients by up to 16 months. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS made to pay £250,000 in fines for making junior doctors work beyond their contracted hours
Junior doctors  in England have worked beyond their contracted terms and conditions more than 63,000, an average of 2.1 times per doctor, according to an investigation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opioid overdoses top motor vehicle crashes as cause of preventable death
For the first time ever, the odds of dying from accidental opioid overdose are higher than from a car crash. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mom-to-Be's Flu Can Harm Her Unborn Baby
When a mom-to-be gets the flu, she can be so sick she needs to be admitted to a hospital's intensive care unit. And new research finds her baby then runs the risk of being born preterm, underweight and with a low "Apgar score" -- a gauge of an infant's overall health. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eczema - the best moisturising cream to get rid of dry and itchy skin at home
ECZEMA could be treated with creams, ointments and moisturisers. You can get rid of the dry skin condition at home by using this natural, moisturising cream to relieve the itchy and sore signs of eczema. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Devastating Surge in Congenital Syphilis: How Can We Stop It? A Devastating Surge in Congenital Syphilis: How Can We Stop It?
Screening and treatment are effective ways to protect mothers and babies from the rising tide of syphilis. Arm yourself with the latest knowledge.CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

Supreme Court rejects appeal over military burn pits
The Supreme Court is rejecting appeals from military veterans who claim they suffer health problems because of open burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Odds of dying from accidental opioid overdose in the US surpass those of dying in car accident
For the first time on record the odds of accidentally dying from an opioid overdose in the United States are now greater than those of dying in an automobile accident. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news