Ebola survivors suffer 'severe' neurological and psychiatric effects, new study finds
People who survive Ebola can suffer "severe" neurological and psychiatric problems long after they recover from the often deadly disease. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Multivitamins May Not Provide Heart Benefits
An analysis found no ties between multivitamins and the risk for cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease or stroke incidence or mortality. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Vitamins Heart Source Type: news

A 5-year-old died from cancer, but wrote his own obituary
Garrett Michael Matthias was diagnosed with a rare pediatric cancer nine months ago, but wrote his own obituary full of things he loved. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chocolate milk may be better than sports drinks for exercise recovery
(Reuters Health) - Athletes who drink chocolate milk during exercise or after a hard workout may recover just as quickly as they would with sports drinks, a research review suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Supreme Court to rule on whether B.C. has to give health data to cigarette maker
The Supreme Court of Canada will rule tomorrow on whether British Columbia has to hand millions of patients' health information over to tobacco giant Philip Morris International. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

High blood pressure may threaten the aging brain
New research suggests that high blood pressure ​ later in life may contribute to blood vessel blockages and tangles linked to Alzheimer's disease​ (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nurses at Vermont's largest medical center go on strike
About 1,800 unionized nurses at Vermont's largest hospital launched a two-day strike Thursday following unsuccessful contract negotiations (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Deaths From Fentanyl, Fentanyl Analogs Have Risen Sharply Deaths From Fentanyl, Fentanyl Analogs Have Risen Sharply
Deaths from fentanyl and fentanyl analogs, such as carfentanil, have more than doubled since 2015, the CDC reports. The increase is a result of increased supply of the drugs and their mixture with heroin.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Alert Source Type: news

Concussions are more damaging to athletes with ADHD
Head-hits are known to increase the risk of mental health issues and disorders like CTE which causes dementia. But a new South Carolina study shows that risk goes up in athletes with ADHD. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Workers can become dangerously overheated at temperatures below official limits
(Reuters Health) - Employers and workers need to be aware that heat stress can happen well before temperatures reach official limits for workplace safety, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Jury orders J & J to pay $550 million in Missouri asbestos cancer case
A Missouri jury on Thursday found Johnson& Johnson liable in a lawsuit filed by 22 women who alleged the company's talc-based products, including J&J Baby Powder, contain asbestos and caused them ovarian cancer, and ordered the company to pay $550 million in compensatory damages. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The bacteria that left hundreds sick after it was found in well water
The common bacteria has strains that can cause serious gastrointestinal illness. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

House Republicans snub gun research funding
House Republican appropriators on Wednesday blocked a proposal to designate funding specifically for gun violence research -- leaving public health researchers disappointed. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fatty Fare a Fave for 'Otzi the Iceman'
The wild meat consumed by Otzi was eaten fresh or perhaps dried. The presence of toxic bracken particles could be due to Otzi taking bracken as a way to treat intestinal problems caused by parasites, or by using the leaves to wrap food. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Gives Nod to Next-Generation MitraClip System FDA Gives Nod to Next-Generation MitraClip System
The third-generation system includes two devices, both designed to improve deliverability and precision.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes a rash to feel hot
There are many types of rash, and some can feel hot when they are touched. There can be different reasons for this heat, including the type of rash, and a person's immune system having been weakened. Learn here more about why rashes may be hot to the touch, and what the treatment options are for different rashes. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Heat might really be getting to your brain
We might be able to blame the heat for our bad decisions: A small study published this week found that college students who lived in dorms without air conditioning during a heat wave did worse on cognitive assessments than students who had air conditioning. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers Study Thousands Of Ticks Collected By The People They Bit
Researchers invited the public to help them study the geographic spread of ticks that carry pathogens that can sicken humans. People were eager to oblige by sending in the pesky bugs that bit them.(Image credit: Ascent/PKS Media Inc. via Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Blakemore Source Type: news

Autonomic Dysfunction May Distinguish Posttraumatic Headache Autonomic Dysfunction May Distinguish Posttraumatic Headache
Patients with posttraumatic headache often present with a similar phenotype as migraineurs, but new research suggests autonomic dysfunction may help tell them apart.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Supreme Court could return abortion debate to the states
President Donald Trump's nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court has raised the possibility that a conservative majority could weaken or overturn the nationwide right to abortion (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Watch Your Mouth
This week on the Hidden Brain radio show, we explore how the constantly evolving nature of languages can give us different ways of understanding ourselves as well as the world we live in.(Image credit: DrAfter123/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Thomas Lu Source Type: news

Stomach bloating - this meal time trick could prevent painful trapped wind
STOMACH bloating can be caused by certain foods in your diet, or by eating too much food in one go. You could prevent a swollen belly and trapped wind by following this easy dinner time trick. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can you use Vicks on a baby?
There are many people who believe using Vicks VapoRub on a baby's feet can help reduce a cough and congestion. However, some of the active ingredients in Vicks are not safe for young children. In this article, learn whether Vicks is safe for babies, as well as about alternative ointments for cough relief. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics / Children's Health Source Type: news

Wearable devices could predict risk for senior falls
Wearable devices with motion sensors can predict older participants' risk of falling, according to a study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fully Automated Avatar Therapist Successfully Treats Phobia Fully Automated Avatar Therapist Successfully Treats Phobia
The first study to use fully automated virtual reality therapy guided by an avatar therapist provides proof of concept for how some psychological therapies may be delivered in the future.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

FDA to more aggressively tackle disruptive drug shortages
US Food and Drug Administration forming task force to find ways to prevent medication shortages (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Heavy drinking leads to heart attacks causing toxic iron to build up
Researchers from Anglia Ruskin University found women from regions where alcohol consumption is high have greater iron levels in their bodies and are more likely to die from heart issues. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

USPSTF Stays Neutral on Global ABI Testing in Asymptomatic PAD USPSTF Stays Neutral on Global ABI Testing in Asymptomatic PAD
Finding a lack of evidence on the benefits or harms of ankle-brachial index screening in asymptomatic patients, clinicians are advised to use tools, such as the Pooled Cohort Equations, to estimate CVD risk.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Researchers Probe Autism's Origins in the Brain
Researchers are looking for clues to autism in the structure of the brain, specifically the cerebellum. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cinnamon could treat bacterial infections, claim scientists
Swinburne University of Technology researchers tested cinnamaldehyde's ability to break up biofilms - which act as a shield against antibiotics - that form over bacteria to help it spread. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Factory worker gets caught in metal cutting machine, dies
A Massachusetts factory worker has gotten caught in a machine that uses a laser to cut metal and has died (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Study: Healthy obese people don't face increased death risk
People who are obese but otherwise healthy do do not have an increased rate of mortality, according to a study in Toronto --conflicting with one in Europe. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2 - four of the best ‘superfoods’ to prevent high blood sugar
DIABETES type 2 symptoms could be prevented by making some small changes to your diet or exercise plan. These are the best “superfoods” to add to your shopping list to stop high blood sugar. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mice Don ’ t Know When to Let It Go, Either
Animals, like humans, are reluctant to give up on pursuits they ’ ve invested in, psychologists report. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ERICA GOODE Tags: Psychology and Psychologists Decisions and Verdicts Animal Behavior University of Minnesota Source Type: news

Fortnite Season 5 Is Here – What Can Parents Do?
BOSTON (CBS) – Fortnite has taken the world by storm with reportedly more than 50 million players around the globe. Not surprisingly, American children have also been swept up in the frenzy and have been waiting with bated breath for Thursday’s Fortnite season 5 release. While there are some potential downsides to children playing the popular game, there may be some potential benefits as well. Fortnite says it’s intended for children age 13 and older, but there are plenty of younger kids indulging as well. If left to their own devices, many kids would play for hours on end, which can interfere with their ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Consumer Health Syndicated Local Tech Dr. Mallika Marshall Fortnite Local TV Source Type: news

Girl who missed years of school fighting cancer is voted prom queen
Charlotte Jenkins, 16, from Stockport in Greater Manchester battled against a rare form of acute myeloid leukaemia to be able to sit her GCSEs and go to her end of school prom. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weight-Loss Drug May Cut Seizures in Rare Type of Epilepsy Weight-Loss Drug May Cut Seizures in Rare Type of Epilepsy
Topline results of a second phase 3 study show that low-dose fenfluramine, which has previously been used as a weight-loss drug, may cut seizure frequency in patients with Dravet syndrome who are not well controlled with antiseizure agents.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Half the country is trying to lose weight, CDC figures reveal
Women are making more of an effort than men, and richer people are more likely to make their weight a priority than lower-income people, the new CDC report found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers find compound that may halt some fibrotic diseases
Researchers have discovered why scar tissues in some fibrotic diseases strangle vital organs, and may have identified the trigger and a method of treatment. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast and Gynecological Cancer Risk Is Minimal With IVF Breast and Gynecological Cancer Risk Is Minimal With IVF
The study of more than 250,000 British women shows reassuring data on breast cancer risk; there is an increased ovarian cancer risk but it is small and limited to those with existing risk factors.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Pediatricians need more information on medical marijuana for kids, study says
About half of Canadian pediatricians surveyed say they've had a young patient who has used cannabis for medical reasons, but most are unwilling to prescribe it due to a lack of evidence about its effectiveness or safety for children and adolescents. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Latest death shines light on Rocky Mountain spotted fever
Health officials have confirmed Wisconsin's first documented death from Rocky Mountain spotted fever ​, which is spread by ticks (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Back pain - add this herb to your dinner to prevent lower backache
BACK pain could be prevented by changing your diet or by swapping your sleep position. But you could also lower your risk of lower back pain symptoms by eating this herb everyday. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prince Harry, Elton John to launch coalition against HIV in men
Britain's Prince Harry and music star Elton John are joining forces to launch a "global coalition" focused on treating HIV infections in men, the singer's AIDS charity said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Scientists Reprogram Immune Cells to Fight Cancer
A team of scientists say they've developed a new, faster method to reprogram T cells, which normally target bacterial or fungal infections, into cancer fighters. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More than 1.3 MILLION American teenagers have hypertension, CDC report reveals
A new CDC report found that one in seven US children have hypertension. New guidelines released last year reclassified 800,000 children as having high blood pressure. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the symptoms of a polyp of the cervix?
Cervical polyps are small growths on the cervix. They may cause symptoms that include spotting between periods or bleeding after sexual intercourse or menopause. Causes may include high estrogen levels or chronic inflammation. It is possible to remove polyps surgically, and they do not usually return. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Women's Health / Gynecology Source Type: news

More than 400 overseas trainee GPs could be thrown out of England
According to an NHS email seen by journalists the health service is 'unlikely' to be able to extend the visas of trainee doctors from outside Europe, and is calling on private practices to step in. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news