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UN health agency: Hungarian scientist sickened by Ebola
The World Health Organization says it has helped ship an experimental Ebola vaccine and drugs to treat a laboratory scientist in Hungary who caught the potentially deadly disease in an accident earlier this month (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

WHO: Limit dengue vaccine to people already infected
The World Health Organization is recommending that a vaccine against dengue should only be used on people who have previously been infected with the disease. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK Supreme Court declines appeal from parents of ill toddler
Britain's Supreme Court has declined to hear appeal by parents who want to take terminally ill toddler to Italy for treatment (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Potential male contraceptive stops sperm, doesn't affect hormones
An experimental compound slows the overall mobility of sperm without affecting hormones, leading to a potential male contraceptive pill without side effects. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medic suspended over Tipton mother's sepsis death
An internal investigation will take place at Russells Hall Hospital after Natalie Billingham's death (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Englishman cured of 'world ’s worst' case of super-gonorrhoea
In the first recorded case worldwide, the unidentified man caught a version of the STI that was resistant to two crucial drugs. Public Health England revealed today he has been cured with another antibiotic. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

London Marathon: How to run in the heat
This London Marathon may break the record for the hottest yet, so how do you run in the heat? (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weight loss as a predictor of cancer in primary care: a systematic review and meta-analysis
This Systematic Review covers 25 studies, positive links between weight loss (WL) and cancer (CA) were found for 10 CA sites. The positive predictive value for CA in patients with WL for all age groups ≥60 years exceeded 3% risk threshold that UK guidance proposes for further investigation. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sepsis recognition tools in acute ambulatory care: associations with process of care and clinical outcomes in a service evaluation of an Emergency Multidisciplinary Unit in Oxfordshire
This research article reported that both the National Early Warning Score and systemic inflammatory response syndrome were better at predicting the need for escalated care than quick Sequential Organ Failure Assessment and NICE criteria in patients with suspected infection. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meningococcal disease: guidance on public health management
This 2018 guidance on the public health management of cases/clusters of invasive meningococcal disease is an amalgamation of the 2014 guidance on preventing secondary cases of MenB disease and the 2012 version of the guidance for public health management in the UK. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Germany's Merck seeks partners for cancer and immune system drugs
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Merck KGaA will seek development partners for experimental treatments including tepotinib as the German company looks to licensing deals to help fund clinical trials, according to its head of drug R&D. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Could climate change be making your allergies worse?
Spring is here and it is predicted to be another tough season for allergy sufferers. One study finds pollen counts have been increasing every year since 2000. Dr. Tara Narula joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss why climate change could be making your allergies worse and what you can do to alleviate your allergy symptoms. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sunburn: How to avoid the painful condition in hot weather
HOW TO prevent sunburn: weather forecasts are predicting clear skies and scorching sunshine over the next few days. London, Manchester, Birmingham and other cities are expecting to be at their brightest for the first time this year. Here ’s a few ways to protect your skin from the sun. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to get rid of greasy hair naturally
There are many ways to get rid of oily, greasy hair. These include changing how the hair is washed, the products used, and a number of natural remedies that could help. In this article, we look at 17 natural remedies that could improve the appearance of hair and make the scalp less itchy and uncomfortable. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

'World's worst' super-gonorrhoea man cured
The patient had a lucky escape say doctors, but now two more cases have been discovered. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists discover mechanism behind motor neurone disease
An international team found that a protein causes brain cells to die when it is stuck in the jelly phase. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists discover protein behind motor neurone disease
An international team found that a protein causes brain cells to die when it is in the jelly phase. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bedford Hospital nurse struck off for 'squeezing' patient's breasts
Gbadebo Olasunkanmi Alabi said "Everything on your body is perfect" to the patient. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WATCH: Are you actually allergic to penicillin?
Dr. Jennifer Ashton discusses what to know about a new study that suggests a majority of children who have a penicillin allergy can take penicillin-based antibiotics without a problem. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Scientists edge closer to a male 'pill' that 'turns off' sperm without any side effects
Researchers from the University of North Carolina found that 30 hours after infusing male  macaques with a compound known as EP055, their sperm were unable to move. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adding the extra antibiotic rifampicin did not improve cure rates after sepsis
This NIHR Signal provides expert commentary on the ARREST study, which showed that adding rifampicin did not improve cure rates or reduce deaths for people with sepsis caused by Staphylococcus aureus, and increased the risk of adverse reactions requiring a change in treatment. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer taskforce recommendations: progress report
This document outlines Public Health England's progress on strategic priorities identified in the Independent Cancer Taskforce report. It was updated in April 2018. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Infectious diseases in pregnancy screening: programme standards
These revised national standards for the NHS infectious diseases in pregnancy standards programme were updated in April 2018. The IDPS supports health professionals and commissioners in providing a high quality screening programme. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Officers armed with "no science" to police drivers who are high
In 2016, there were 51 driving deaths in Colorado linked to marijuana (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cops face challenges in policing drivers high on pot
Today is April 20, or 420, a day many people celebrate marijuana. As some states start to legalize it, law enforcement officers are having a difficult time policing drivers who are high. Barry Petersen reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Delabeling for Penicllin Allergy Found Safe in Children Delabeling for Penicllin Allergy Found Safe in Children
Children with low-risk penicillin allergy symptoms who tested negative for penicillin allergy tolerated penicillin without serious adverse or allergic reactions during the following year, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Belly fat: What it really means about your health - even if you're not overweight
BELLY fat is not just something seen in overweight people - even those who are considered normal weight can be seen with a bit of overhang. So when it comes to health, what does having a bit of extra tummy mean? A new study has revealed it can have a negative impact on your heart. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biogen boosts investment in neurology with $1 billion Ionis deal
(Reuters) - U.S. drugmaker Biogen Inc rolled out part of its $37 billion investment warchest on Friday, signing a $1 billion deal that seeks to expand on the strength of an existing partnership with Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Delabeling for Penicillin Allergy Found Safe in Children Delabeling for Penicillin Allergy Found Safe in Children
Children with low-risk penicillin allergy symptoms who tested negative for penicillin allergy tolerated penicillin without serious adverse or allergic reactions during the following year, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

For One Fine-Dining Chef, Cutting Food Waste Saves The Planet And The Bottom Line
After nearly going bankrupt, chef Tim Ma cut costs by cooking creatively with every last bit of ingredients. Some dishes born of frugality have become favorites at his acclaimed D.C. restaurant.(Image credit: Becky Harlan/NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maria Godoy Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How long are you contagious with pink eye?
Pink eye is a relatively common eye condition. There are many potential causes, but one of the most significant problems is how not to spread the condition to others. There are different types of pink eye, which can change the length of contagiousness. Knowing the signs can help a person avoid infecting anybody else. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eye Health / Blindness Source Type: news

Government accidentally sends strange conspiracy theory file describing 'remote mind control'
The files were included in material provided by Washington State Fusion Center, a Department of Homeland Security affiliate that  provides information sharing and analysis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'I lost legs and part of my face after a dog scratch'
Dr Jaco Nel lost both his legs and all of the fingers on one hand after contracting sepsis. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arthritis pain: Try this £7 trick to soothe agonising flare-ups
RHEUMATOID arthritis, and other forms of the disease, cause pain and discomfort among other symptoms. There is no cure, but can be treated using lifestyle changes, diet alterations and medication. Try using this neat trick to reduce pain caused by a flare-up. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The inspirational reason girl, 7, who lost her leg to cancer had her limb attached BACKWARDS
Amelia Eldred, 7, from Tamworth, had her left leg amputated because of a rare form of bone cancer, but her lower leg has been reattached so her ankle can act as a knee when she gets a prosthetic leg. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What does your body say about YOU? Scientists discover blondes are better in bed
Research by Nottingham Trent University suggests blondes may be better in bed due to many women feeling more sexually adventurous after choosing to dye their hair a lighter hue. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Federal substance abuse chief cancels contracts — and roils longtime agency partners
As the nation’s opioid epidemic rages on, the federal agency charged with leading the government’s response to substance abuse is changing the way it helps local communities. But critics say the move risks leaving programs with fewer resources until the new plan is in place. The controversy began in January with a low-key announcement by the […]Related:E. coli outbreak spreads as source of tainted lettuce remains a mysteryFirst marijuana-derived drug poised for FDA approval after winning support from advisersHave you or someone you know waited too long for an organ transplant? (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tea can make you happier, give you more energy, detox your body, and burn extra calories
Brits are known for their love of tea and it turns out different types have health benefits too: a scientist at the University of Leeds this week claimed out that camomile can help to manage diabetes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure symptoms: Adding this mushroom to your diet can lower hypertension
HIGH blood pressure symptoms can range from a severe headache and fatigue to an irregular heartbeat and blood in the urine. If the condition is left untreated it can result in more serious health problems. Improving your diet is one way of lowering your reading, and some health experts recommend supplements, such as red reishi. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Man asks German police for help breaking up with partner
A police officer in Ludwigshafen, Germany, an industrial city in Rhineland-Palatinate, received an unusual request in March. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stomach-churning footage shows The Wax Whisperer removing a pen cap from a patient's ear
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT YouTube sensation Neel Raithatha, who runs The Hear Clinic in Oadby, Leicestershire, is seen using forceps to remove the wax-covered cap from the patient. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ask Well: Can You Miss the Signs of Heart Disease or a Heart Attack?
It ’ s not always easy to tell if you have heart disease or have had a heart attack. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Heart Tests (Medical) O'Donnell, Rosie Source Type: news

Mother loses two sons in one night to opioids.
In one night, the Savage family lost two sons to opioid overdoses. Now they are working to prevent other families from experiencing the same pain. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Sebaceous hyperplasia: Treatment and home remedies
When sebaceous glands become enlarged, small bumps can appear under the skin, often on the face. These bumps are harmless, but some choose to remove them for cosmetic reasons. Here, learn about medical procedures and at-home treatment options. We also look at whether sebaceous hyperplasia can be prevented. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

For Faulting a Chinese Tonic, He Got 3 Months in Jail. Then Cheers.
A doctor who suggested that a popular, alcohol-based tonic was dangerous was held for nearly 100 days. He emerged as a public hero. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CHRIS BUCKLEY and KAROLINE KAN Tags: Advertising and Marketing Freedom of Speech and Expression Tencent Holdings Ltd WeChat (Mobile App) Inner Mongolia Guangzhou (China) Source Type: news

Ice swim racing is not for the faint of heart -- literally
Plunge into water at near-freezing temperatures, and your body goes into extreme distress. Your skin screams signals of pain. You can't breathe, because your chest is cramping up. Talking is nearly impossible. Your heart is pounding. Fear mounts -- as it should. Without any protection, you may lose consciousness in under 15 minutes. You'll be dead within an hour. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2: Avoid this exercise if you suffer from the condition
DIABETES type two symptoms include increased thirst, blurred vision and fatigue. Sufferers are advised change their lifestyle and exercise to keep their bodies working normally. Some exercises, however, should be avoided. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2 symptoms: Take this supplement to help control blood sugar levels
DIABETES type 2 symptoms can include unexplained weightless, fatigue and blurred vision. These can also be signs of less serious health problems, which is why the condition can be difficult to detect. But if diabetes is left untreated it can lead to a number of health complications. A balanced diet and exercise are the best ways to treat it, but some health experts also recommend taking supplements. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Pokemon Inspired A Citizen Science Project To Monitor Tiny Streams
How do we accurately forecast the amount of water that will be available any given year? It's not easy. But some Colorado scientists think they're onto a possible solution — inspired by Pokemon.(Image credit: Kira Puntenney-Desmond/Colorado State University) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rae Ellen Bichell Source Type: news

8 Years After Deepwater Horizon Explosion, Is Another Disaster Waiting To Happen?
Eight years after the deadly Deepwater Horizon explosion, a safety watchdog aims to prevent another disaster. But it faces multiple challenges, and a shift in focus under the Trump administration.(Image credit: Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jie Jenny Zou Source Type: news