Baseline Cardiac Imaging in Breast Cancer Needs to Change Baseline Cardiac Imaging in Breast Cancer Needs to Change
Women who receive chemotherapy for early-stage breast cancer are screened at baseline for underlying heart disease according to the treatment they are receiving, rather than their actual risk for heart failure.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

B.C.-based grower approved to export marijuana to U.S. for clinical trial
Tilray will be exporting capsules for a study examining potential treatment for adults with essential tremor. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

U.S. Health Secretary Backs Proposed FDA Crackdown on E-Cigarettes -CNBC U.S. Health Secretary Backs Proposed FDA Crackdown on E-Cigarettes -CNBC
U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar told CNBC on Friday he was"completely in support" of the Food and Drug Administration's proposed crackdown on e-cigarettes.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Rubbing sandalwood oil on your scalp may stimulate hair growth
Researchers from the Monasterium Laboratory, M ünster, 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

Is apple cider vinegar good for you? A doctor weighs in... 
Apple cider vinegar has been tipped as a cure-all for back-ache, weight loss, syphilis, and more. Gabriel Neal, a clinical assistant professor of family medicine at Texas A&M University looks into it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is apple cider vinegar good for you? A doctor weighs in...  
Apple cider vinegar has been tipped as a cure-all for back-ache, weight loss, syphilis, and more. Gabriel Neal, a clinical assistant professor of family medicine at Texas A&M University looks into it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Best supplements for high blood pressure: 2p a day capsules could slash hypertension risk
SUPPLEMENTS could be used to prevent high blood pressure symptoms or signs, including chest pain, headaches, or finding blood in urine. Add these cheap capsules to your diet every day to lower your risk of hypertension. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

USPSTF Sticks With Behavioral Approaches Only for Obesity USPSTF Sticks With Behavioral Approaches Only for Obesity
Offer or refer adults with a BMI of 30 or higher to intensive, multicomponent behavioral interventions, the USPSTF says in a statement reaffirming its 2012 recommendation.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

Intensive lifestyle changes best for people with BMI above 30, task force says
People with body mass index of 30 or higher need intensive behavioral interventions, including diet changes and more physical activity, according to the USPSTF. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News 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

Medical News Today: Can eating this type of sugar prevent weight gain?
Newly published research finds that mannose, a type of sugar, has surprising effects on metabolism, weight gain, and the gut's microbiome. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

Regulations Keep Some Life-Saving Vaccines on the Shelf
Prototype vaccines that potentially could save lives are either sitting on a shelf or nowhere near completion because of red tape. So-called “orphan” vaccines are delayed from helping people because of stringent regulations leading to expensive development costs. (Source: TMA News Room)
Source: TMA News Room - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Middle-aged drinkers more concerned about reputation than health risks, study says
Middle-aged drinkers are more concerned about their embarrassing or childish behavior resulting from drinking alcohol than about the health risks associated with it, a new study has found. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aurora says no deal with beverage makers for weed-based drinks
Aurora Cannabis Inc said on Tuesday it had not partnered with any beverage company, responding to a media report that Coca-Cola Co was in talks with the Canadian weed producer to make marijuana infused drinks. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

These Are the Four Big Personality Types, According to Science
Personality tests are beloved by high school guidance counselors and self-help book authors — but less so by many scientists. There’s controversy among them over whether clear-cut personality types exist at all. A large new study published in Nature Human Behavior, however, provides evidence for the existence of at least four personality types: average, reserved, self-centered and role model. Each one is based on the extent to which people display five different major character traits, including neuroticism, extraversion, openness, agreeableness and conscientiousness. “It seemed like personality traits we...
Source: TIME: Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Mental Health/Psychology onetime Source Type: news

This library loans out ties and handbags so those with limited resources can go to job interviews
For a young person, going to a job interview can be expensive. You need nice clothes and a case or handbag to hold your resume and other documents. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rhinitis Common, Difficult to Control in Children With Asthma Rhinitis Common, Difficult to Control in Children With Asthma
Likelihood of rhinitis increased with increased asthma severity; researchers say the findings are strong evidence asthma and rhinitis are two manifestations of one disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Hormone that makes women more fertile is linked to breast cancer risk
Researchers from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine examined blood samples from almost 6,000 premenopausal women across the US and Europe. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Viking shares surge after fatty liver drug trial
Viking Therapeutics Inc's shares more than doubled in value on Tuesday after promising data from a mid-stage trial of its fatty liver drug were seen as topping that from larger rival Madrigal Pharmaceuticals . (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Medicare-Billed Cochlear Implants More Than Double in Past Decade Medicare-Billed Cochlear Implants More Than Double in Past Decade
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Pharyngeal Electrical Stimulation Shows Promise in Post-Stroke Dysphagia Pharyngeal Electrical Stimulation Shows Promise in Post-Stroke Dysphagia
Pharyngeal electrical stimulation (PES) allows successful decannulation in patients with stroke and subsequent tracheotomy, according to results from the PHAST-TRAC randomized trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

CV Effects and Hypoglycemia: Is Propranolol Safe for Infants? CV Effects and Hypoglycemia: Is Propranolol Safe for Infants?
A new study examines the safety of propranolol treatment for the most common tumor in children.Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

Woman, 20, has life-changing spinal surgery for cerebral palsy
Jade Owen, from Bridgend in Wales, used the money from the huge donation to travel to St Louis Children's Hospital in Missouri for an operation on nerves in her spine to reduce muscle stiffness. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Injected Drug May Be New Weapon Against Gout
Instead of targeting excessively high uric acid levels as existing gout drugs do, the new strategy aims to reduce overall inflammation. The drug goes after a specific inflammatory molecule called interleukin-1. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Organisations commit to combating disproportionately poorer physical health in people with mental illness
More than 50 organisations have signed Equally Well UK's Charter for Equal Health, which commits mental health providers to conducting yearly physical health checks for people with mental health conditions and securing access to evidence based treatments. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The health and well-being of men in the WHO European Region: better health through a gender approach (2018)
This report provides an overview of men's health in Europe, identifying non-communicable diseases and their risk factors as the leading cause of mortality for men. The report emphasises that improving the health and well-being of men is best addressed within a gender equality framework (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Omega-3s: Is This the Final Word? Omega-3s: Is This the Final Word?
Omega-3s haven't lived up to their hype, and the latest news is no better.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

New data shows smokers are getting the message on e-cigarettes
Of those currently using e-cigarettes, over half have quit smoking and 40% are current smokers trying to quit. The proportion of smokers who believe vaping is at least or more harmful than smoking has risen (22%, up from 16% in 2015). (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Low-Carb Diets Linked to Higher All-Cause Mortality Low-Carb Diets Linked to Higher All-Cause Mortality
A low-carb diet was associated with earlier death from any cause, heart disease, and cancer in an observational study and meta-analysis, but one expert urges caution when interpreting the finding.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: MS: Is a 'rogue' brain and lymph node interaction to blame?
New research suggests that the brain sends a 'rogue' signal to the immune system through lymphatic vessels, thus triggering multiple sclerosis mechanisms. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Multiple Sclerosis Source Type: news

Zika vaccine shows promise against brain cancer
A Zika virus successfully killed off human glioblastoma brain cancer stem cells transplanted into mice, according to a study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stomach bloating: Get rid of a bulging belly with this simple abdominal massage
STOMACH bloating is a common problem often caused by certain foods in a person ’s diet. One way to avoid discomfort is to cut down your intake of these, but another helpful method is to massage the abdominal area. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could a compound found in red wine ward off knee pain?
Eight million people in the UK and 54 million in the US suffer from osteoarthritis - when the cartilage gradually becomes thin. It is different to rheumatoid arthritis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diagnosing Inflammatory Breast Cancer: Can We Get on the Same Page? Diagnosing Inflammatory Breast Cancer: Can We Get on the Same Page?
' I know it when I see it'is just not good enough, says Dr Kathy Miller.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Dog owners face a higher risk of E. coli, salmonella and MRSA
Experts at Hartpury University have now warned the evidence is 'clear' to show dog water bowls can pose a risk of infection to humans, as well as pooches. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COMMANDER HF: What Now for Anticoagulation in Heart Failure? COMMANDER HF: What Now for Anticoagulation in Heart Failure?
Drs Ileana Pi ñ a and Mandeep Mehra discuss the neutral results of the COMMANDER HF trial on rivaroxaban in patients with heart failure in sinus rhythm.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Do you suffer from crippling PMS? You may have an STI
Researchers from the University of Oxford believe a woman's immune system gets weaker before her periods, which allows STI bugs to thrive and worsen inflammation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Number of children getting MMR jab declines for fourth year in a row
Figures released by NHS Digital show the proportion of children receiving the MMR vaccination before they are two years old is 91.2 per cent – below the 95 per cent needed to protect the population. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Feds approve importation of pot drug for tremor study
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

Puppy runs to the fridge and fetching his ill owner a drink
Mel Lucas, 25, from Tampa, Florida, suffers from the mobility disorder Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and hypoglycemia, which can leave her at risk of seizures and even death. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Puppy runs to the fridge and fetching his ill owner a drink
Mel Lucas, 25, from Tampa, Florida, suffers from  the mobility disorder Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and hypoglycemia, which can leave her at risk of seizures and even death. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia: Is it possible to slow down symptoms of the brain disease?
DEMENTIA can lead to a serious decline in a person ’s health and ability to live normally. The brain disease cannot be cured, but is it possible to slow down symptoms? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trial starts for nasal flu vaccine for kids
Testing has begun for an experimental nasal flu vaccine in healthy children 9 to 17 years old. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa legalizes private marijuana use for adults
Top court says an adult can cultivate cannabis in "a private place" as long as it is for personal consumption (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scribes Reduce EHR Burden, Boost Physician Satisfaction Scribes Reduce EHR Burden, Boost Physician Satisfaction
The use of medical scribes was associated with significant reductions in documentation time and improvements in productivity and job satisfaction in a small crossover study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news