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U.N. hopes imports will help stave off famine in Yemen as diphtheria spreads
GENEVA (Reuters) - United Nations aid agencies called on Tuesday for the Yemeni port of Hodeidah to remain open beyond Friday, the date set by a Saudi-led military coalition, to permit continued delivery of life-saving goods. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Eating seaweed helped Jamie Oliver shed two stone
Seaweed has also been credited for being behind Japanese people having one of the longest life expectancies in the world. The sea vegetable's global worth is estimated to reach $17.59 million by 2021. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hold That Sneeze? Maybe Not
Spontaneous rupture of the back of the throat is rare and usually caused by trauma, explained the authors of the report, published Jan. 15. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to lower high blood pressure naturally: Switch to decaf coffee to help hypertension
HIGH blood pressure rarely has noticeable symptoms but the condition, if left untreated, can leave you at risk of heart attacks and strokes. While there are medications available to lower hypertension, switching to decaf coffee could be a natural remedy. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK drugs regulator plays down Brexit disruption threat
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's drugs regulator said on Tuesday it would work to minimize disruption caused by the country leaving the European Union and spelt out plans to allay some of the worst fears of pharmaceutical companies. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Eiger to abandon blood pressure drug after trial failure
(Reuters) - Eiger BioPharmaceuticals Inc said on Tuesday it would stop development of its drug to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension, a type of high blood pressure, after it failed in a mid-stage study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Stabbing pain behind the eye? It could be a cluster headache - here’s how to stop it
HEADACHES can be painful and annoying. But, a cluster headache is an excruciatingly painful attack in one side of the head, often felt behind the eye. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UnitedHealth raises 2018 profit outlook citing tax benefits
(Reuters) - UnitedHealth Group Inc on Tuesday raised its outlook for 2018 earnings per share by more than 16 percent due to the U.S. corporate tax cuts and said it would speed up investments in data analytics and technology to better serve consumers. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Fibre-rich muesli can help ward off arthritis
A team from Germany's Friedrich-Alexander-Universit ät Erlangen-Nürnberg recommend eating one breakfast food daily to reduce symptoms in rheumatoid arthritis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Piles treatment: How to get rid of symptoms (and prevent new haemorrhoids)
PILES doesn ’t always cause symptoms, and some people may not even know they have them. But for those who do experience discomfort there is treatment available and ways to prevent it from happening again. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Father calls for help - but nurses are too busy
EXCLUSIVE: Alan Ford, who spent 15 days in intensive care at Blackpool Victoria Hospital fighting for his life, recorded the horrific clip from his bed. He described it as 'out of order'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WATCH: Nuclear preparedness training delayed to focus on flu epidemic
More than 60,000 Americans have tested positive for the flu this season and 20 children have died, according to the CDC. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Thoracotomy: Procedures and recovery
A thoracotomy is a type of surgery that is carried out on the chest. It is often carried out as part of lung cancer treatment or in emergency situations. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Surgery Source Type: news

California hospitals face a 'war zone' of flu patients — and are setting up tents to treat them
California hospitals have had to scramble for more space and staff to keep up with the high numbers of patients showing up in the ER sick with a deadly strain of the flu. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Soumya Karlamangla Source Type: news

Stifling a sneeze can rupture your pharynx, doctors warn
Holding back a sneeze by pinching your nose while keeping your mouth closed may cause physical injury, doctors writing in the journal BML Case Reports have reaffirmed. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Merck's Keytruda extends lung cancer survival in combination trial
(Reuters) - Merck& Co Inc's blockbuster drug Keytruda in combination with two chemotherapy drugs was successful as a first line treatment for lung cancer, results from a key late-stage study showed on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Aussie flu: Using the loo? Half of Britons spreading deadly virus after not washing hands
AUSSIE flu symptoms include headaches, runny noses and fevers, and doctors have urged the public to regularly wash their hands to avoid spreading the deadly virus. But, a shock poll claims half of Brits are “too busy” to wash their hands. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WATCH: Father of 3 in medically induced coma after falling ill with flu, wife says
Felicia York said her life turned upside down when her husband was placed in a medically induced coma after falling ill with the flu. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Family calls for provincial seniors advocate after father lives in long-term care
The family of a man who lived in long-term care in Thunder Bay, Ont., for six years, says there needs to be a provincial advocate for seniors. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Thunder Bay Source Type: news

Dementia diet: Eating this 34p vegetable could lower your risk of Alzheimer’s disease
DEMENTIA risk could be reduced by maintaining a healthy weight and by exercising. But, eating more cruciferous vegetables could also lower your Alzheimer's disease risk, scientists have claimed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is hairy cell leukemia and how is it treated?
This article looks at the symptoms, causes, and treatment options for the disease. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lymphoma / Leukemia / Myeloma Source Type: news

Woman left lying on A & E floor in Hereford for 5 hours
Kyra Dew, who suffers from endometriosis, was rushed to Hereford County Hospital after she collapsed at home, but she was told she would have to wait for a bed to become available. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK's bizarre home remedies revealed
A UK survey found gargling with salt water to ease a sore throat and having a nightcap to help you sleep were two of the top DIY 'cures'. Mail Online investigates if these remedies really work. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pakistani toddler has surgery to remove 'elephant nose'
Sixteen-month-old Asiya Manghrio, from Sanghar in Pakistan's Sindh province, suffered from frontonasal encephalocele, which caused her brain tissue to grown through a defect in her skull. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.N. hopes imports will help 'stave off famine' in Yemen as diphtheria spreads
GENEVA (Reuters) - The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen has authorized four U.S.-funded cranes to operate at Hodeidah port until Friday, United Nations aid agencies said on Tuesday, calling for the date to be extended to permit continued offloading of life-saving goods. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Aussie flu: Half of Britons are ‘too busy’ to wash their hands after using the toilet
AUSSIE flu has been reported in every postcode of the UK, and doctors have urged the public to regularly wash their hands to avoid spreading the deadly virus. But, a shock poll claims half of Brits are “too busy” to wash their hands. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles outbreak MAPPED: Contagious virus spreads across UK - Is your town affected?
MEASLES has continued to spread across the UK as the highly contagious virus infects 122 people from the north, down to the south. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles outbreak kills 58 children in Indonesia's Papua
An outbreak of measles has killed dozens of children in Indonesia's easternmost Papua province (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Creative thinkers have better-connected minds, study finds
Experts could one day target the brain regions responsible for this pattern using a 'creativity pill' to make people more imaginative, a Harvard University researcher has claimed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pakistan launches new anti-polio drive in Punjab province
Pakistani health official says special anti-polio drive launched in eastern Punjab province (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

After a Debacle, How California Became a Role Model on Measles
Changing minds on vaccination is very difficult, but it isn ’ t so important when a law can change behavior. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: EMILY OSTER and GEOFFREY KOCKS Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Measles California Education (K-12) Children and Childhood Preventive Medicine Law and Legislation Source Type: news

Why your sex drive is in low gear
As a sex therapist, the No. 1 complaint I hear from both women and men is low libido. They visit me on their own or as couples, perplexed by the seemingly inexplicable drop in desire, either their own or that of their partner. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scottish NHS waiting times performance at new low
The latest weekly figures showed that 77.9% of patients were dealt with within the four-hour target time. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles strikes more than 100 people across five regions
West Yorkshire has the most sufferers with 34 people being infected, followed by 32 in the West Midlands, 29 in Liverpool and Cheshire, 20 in Surrey and Sussex, and seven in Greater Manchester. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles outbreak: Contagious virus continues to spread across UK - Is your town affected?
MEASLES has continued to spread across the UK as the highly contagious virus infects 122 people from the north, down to the south. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The real reason women crave chocolate during their period
Dietitian Melanie McGrice has revealed the real reason why women crave chocolate just before and during their period. She says there are several ways to reduce the need for a sweet fix. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do you get enough sun? How to make sure you're not deficient in vitamin D this winter
IN WINTER between 30 and 40 per cent of us are classed as vitamin D deficient but even towards the end of summer 13 per cent of adolescents remain deficient. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Food Stamp Program Makes Fresh Produce More Affordable
A federally funded experimental program is partnering with a Latino grocery chain to reward people who use their food stamps to put more fresh produce on their tables.(Image credit: Courtney Perkes/Kaiser Health News ) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Courtney Perkes Source Type: news

P.E.I., N.B. close diabetes camps for kids
Diabetes Canada is closing a popular camp on P.E.I. for Island children with Type 1 diabetes, along with their summer camp in neighbouring New Brunswick. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/PEI Source Type: news

Girl gained 5 stone in 5 months due to hidden tumour
Amy Bojar, from  Pontefract, ballooned from a size 12 to a 20. A scan revealed she had 5mm tumour on pituitary gland, making her levels of cortisol 800 times higher than average. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anterior Cerebral Artery Vasculopathy Secondary to Miliary TB Anterior Cerebral Artery Vasculopathy Secondary to Miliary TB
What did brain MRI reveal about the cause of ataxia in this patient recently diagnosed with HIV infection and miliary tuberculosis?Applied Radiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Aussie flu: What is the deadly viral infection that’s rampaged the UK?
AUSSIE flu has spread across the UK, and about 500 people have been hospitalised by the Australian influenza infection. But, what is the virus specifically, and what are the symptoms to look out for? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why you shouldn't hold nose and close mouth to stop sneeze
A 34-year-old man was taken to A&E after blasting a hole through his throat. He was kept in hospital for a week and fed through a tube after holding his nose and closing his mouth when he sneezed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Florida boy dies of rabies after touching a sick bat
Ryker Roque, six, died on Sunday at a hospital in Orlando, Florida, after touching a bat which his father Henry had found in the garden and put in a bucket. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What should YOUR resting heart rate be: Five things it can tell you about your health
YOUR resting heart rate is one of the easiest ways to gauge your health - a normal resting heart rate for adults usually ranges from 60 to 100 beats a minute. But what else can a resting heart rate reveal? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alzheimer's disease: Eating a high-salt diet can increase your dementia risk
EATING too much salt can increase the risk of developing Alzheimer ’s disease, it is claimed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the different types of psoriasis?
Learn about different types of psoriasis in their mild to moderate forms. We include information on symptoms and treatment options for different types. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eczema / Psoriasis Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What too much salt can do to your brain
A new study shows how too much salt reduces the blood flow to the brain and leads to cognitive impairment in mice. The findings are applicable to humans. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

Medical News Today: The perils of sneezing incorrectly
A recently published case study describes a patient who perforated his throat by sneezing. In this article, we explain how you can avoid the same fate. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Flu / Cold / SARS Source Type: news

Roxy Jacenko's kids' nutritionist tips for lunchboxes  
The Australian nutritionist behind Roxy Jacenko's children, Mandy Sacher, shared with FEMAIL her top lunchbox tips for parents with kids heading back to school. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news