NHS buckles under the heatwave, official statistics confirm
Health leaders admitted the heatwave has been detrimental to the NHS in England but argued it should have been able to cope with sky-high temperatures, if it was resourced properly. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'This is not over': Argentina's Senate rejects bill to legalize abortion
Argentine senators rejected a bill to legalize abortion after an impassioned debate ran into the early hours, pushing back against a groundswell of support from a surging abortion rights movement. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

What does a guitar solo look like if you can't hear?
If you showed up late or missed the introduction, you might think she's the main attraction. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Being a winner makes men more likely to cheat on their spouse
A study from Cambridge University found that winning causes hormonal fluctuations in men that can influence their sexual behaviour and make them more likely to approach attractive women. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

There ’s New Hope For Preventing Alzheimer’s — And It Could Be Within Your Control
Margaret Daffodil Graham tries to live a healthy life, particularly since she has a health issue that requires constant attention. Like more than 100 million other Americans, the 74-year-old from Winston-Salem, N.C., has high blood pressure, and she has been taking medication to control it since she was in her 30s. So when she read that her nearby hospital, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, was looking for people with hypertension to volunteer for a study, she quickly signed up, knowing the doctors would monitor her blood pressure more intensively and hopefully lower her risk of developing heart disease and stroke. What...
Source: TIME: Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Aging Alzheimer's Research Source Type: news

Heatwave blamed for record A&E attendances in England
A&E attendances in England in July were at the highest level since records began in 2010. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WATCH: Boxers or briefs? Largest-ever study shows boxers may beat briefs for baby-making
The findings indicate that tighter underwear inhibits the production of sperm -- data that can be essential for couples experiencing unexplained male infertility. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to do pelvic floor exercises
The pelvic floor is a set of muscles that supports pelvic organs, including the bladder and bowel. These muscles aid urinary control, continence, and orgasm. In this article, learn how to do four exercises that can help strengthen the pelvic floor, including bridge and squats. We also cover which exercises to avoid. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

GPs double the amount of alcohol units patients claim to consume
A survey by London-based Direct Line Life Insurance found that out of the 191 GPs surveyed the doctors believe just 40 per cent of patients are honest about their alcohol consumption, others fear being judged. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer patients left with cuts on fingers caused by drug side effects
Doctors in California were so intrigued by the side effects of both patients that they published the two tales in the prestigious BMJ Case Reports. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lowering Your Blood Pressure Could Reduce Alzheimer ’s Risk, New Research Shows
Margaret Daffodil Graham tries to live a healthy life, particularly since she has a health issue that requires constant attention. Like more than 100 million other Americans, the 74-year-old from Winston-Salem, N.C., has high blood pressure, and she has been taking medication to control it since she was in her 30s. So when she read that her nearby hospital, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, was looking for people with hypertension to volunteer for a study, she quickly signed up, knowing the doctors would monitor her blood pressure more intensively and hopefully lower her risk of developing heart disease and stroke. What...
Source: TIME: Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Aging Alzheimer's Research Source Type: news

Researchers Think Preventing Alzheimer ’s Might Actually Be Within Your Control
Margaret Daffodil Graham tries to live a healthy life, particularly since she has a health issue that requires constant attention. Like more than 100 million other Americans, the 74-year-old from Winston-Salem, N.C., has high blood pressure, and she has been taking medication to control it since she was in her 30s. So when she read that her nearby hospital, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, was looking for people with hypertension to volunteer for a study, she quickly signed up, knowing the doctors would monitor her blood pressure more intensively and hopefully lower her risk of developing heart disease and stroke. What...
Source: TIME: Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Aging Alzheimer's Research Source Type: news

Medical News Today: PUPPP rash treatment options
A pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy (PUPPP) rash appears as itchy red hives and swelling inside stretch marks. There are many natural treatments, including cold compresses and oatmeal. Learn more about these and other remedies, as well as risk factors and tips for prevention here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Medical News Today: A soy-based diet could help strengthen bones
According to a recent study, eating a diet that includes more soy protein could strengthen the bones of women, regardless of reproductive status. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Women's Health / Gynecology Source Type: news

Transgender woman's death 'drove parents to help others'
Synestra de Courcy died just days before her gender reassignment surgery was approved. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Big rise in year-long waits for surgery in England
The figure is at its highest level in six years, after Jeremy Hunt pledged to end long waits in 2014. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wigan woman discovers her droopy fingernail was a lung cancer symptom
Jean Taylor, 53, of Wigan, felt 'ridiculous' going to the doctor to ask about her nails, which curved around her fingertips. But doctors recognised the little-known symptom of lung cancer and sent her for tests. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Grandmother, 53, credits her 'ugly' nails with saving her life
Jean Taylor, 53, of Wigan, felt 'ridiculous' going to the doctor to ask about her nails, which curved around her fingertips. But doctors recognised the little-known symptom of lung cancer and sent her for tests. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Think these are the hands of a builder? Wrong!
Doctors in California were so intrigued by the side effects of both patients that they published the two tales in the prestigious BMJ Case Reports. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'How much do you drink?' GPs double the amount of alcohol units patients claim to consume
A survey by London-based Direct Line Life Insurance found that out of the 191 GPs surveyed the doctors believe just 40 per cent of patients are honest about their alcohol consumption, others fear being judged. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hospital sepsis deaths'jump by a third '
This news report states that sepsis deaths recorded in England's hospitals have risen by more than a third in two years, according to data collected by a leading safety expert. In the year ending April 2017, there were 15,722 deaths in hospital or within 30 days of discharge, where sepsis was the leading cause. Prof Sir Brian Jarman believes staff shortages and overcrowding on wards are partly to blame. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trends in outpatient antibiotic use and prescribing practice among US older adults, 2011-15: observational study
This journal article concludes that among US Medicare beneficiaries, overall antibiotic use and potentially inappropriate use in 2011-15 remained steady or fell modestly, but individual drugs had divergent changes in use. Trends in drug use across indications were stronger than trends in use for individual indications, suggesting that guidelines and concerns about antibiotic resistance were not major drivers of change in antibiotic use. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Low-calorie diets affect men's and women's bodies differently, study shows
The study looked at the different effects on weight, metabolism and body areas. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Waits for non-urgent surgery in England rise sharply
The number of patients in England waiting more than a year is the highest in more than six years. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is a diverse diet the healthiest way to go? Maybe not.
Eating a variety of foods has been recommended for decades. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Hack attack can stop people's hearts
Researchers disclose an unfixed vulnerability that threatens medical devices. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical hack poses pacemaker risk
Researchers disclose an unfixed vulnerability that threatens medical devices. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How one mom is changing a town's law on breastfeeding
Colleen Morgan, 33, was surprised to find a breastfeeding regulation in her town's pool rules. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Heimlich family, Red Cross at odds over technique
Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) found herself in a dangerous situation last month when she started choking during a Democratic members' luncheon. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) swooped in, grabbed her around the middle and squeezed her, performing the Heimlich maneuver to dislodge the food. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Raising white kids to be racially sensitive -- and proactive
Parenting in the current political climate isn't for the faint of heart. Recently, my 9-year old daughter asked me, "Mama, I know it's really bad they're putting people in jail, but do those people think, 'Well, at least I'm safe from war?' " (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Only 3% of Americans know that being overweight increases cancer risk  
A new study from Washington University has found that just three percent of Americans were able identify obesity as a risk factor for cancer compared to heart disease or metabolic disorders. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Treating pain with magnetic fields
New research suggests that 'mechanoceuticals' may be the treatment of the future against chronic pain. Magnetic force can reduce pain signals in neurons. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pain / Anesthetics Source Type: news

Argentine Senate rejects legalizing elective abortion
Argentina's Senate has rejected a bill to legalize elective abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy _ an issue that bitterly divides the homeland of Pope Francis (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

First Trial Alleging Monsanto's Roundup Causes Cancer Goes to Jury First Trial Alleging Monsanto's Roundup Causes Cancer Goes to Jury
A trial in which a school groundskeeper alleged that his use of Monsanto's Roundup weed killer caused his terminal cancer will go to a California jury after lawyers for both sides delivered their closing arguments on Tuesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Icahn Urges Cigna Shareholders to Vote Against Express Scripts Deal Icahn Urges Cigna Shareholders to Vote Against Express Scripts Deal
Activist investor Carl Icahn on Tuesday urged Cigna Corp shareholders to vote against the health insurer's $52 billion purchase of Express Scripts Holding Co , citing regulatory hurdles and the growing threat from Amazon.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Police Get Rape Kits in Small Percentage of Cases Police Get Rape Kits in Small Percentage of Cases
Even when a hospital is equipped with sexual evidence kits, known as"rape kits," a small percentage of assaulted women go through with the entire procedure and agree to release evidence to police, a new study finds.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Congo Ebola Vaccine Teams Set Up Fridges, 43 Cases Suspected Congo Ebola Vaccine Teams Set Up Fridges, 43 Cases Suspected
Health workers in Congo were setting up refrigerators on Monday to keep cool an Ebola vaccine needed to tackle an outbreak suspected to have infected 43 people, the health ministry said.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Argentine Senate rejects historic abortion law
Argentina's Senate has rejected a bill to legalize elective abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy _ an issue that bitterly divides the homeland of Pope Francis (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Nevada death-row inmate: 'Just get it done'
A Nevada death-row inmate whose execution has twice been postponed said the legal fight over his fate is taking a tortuous toll on him and his family and he just wants his sentence carried out (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

2017 US Hypertension Guidelines: Importance for Older Adults 2017 US Hypertension Guidelines: Importance for Older Adults
How do the 2017 ACC/AHA hypertension guidelines impact clinical practice when considering older adults with hypertension?Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Earlier Smoking After Waking and the Risk of Asthma Earlier Smoking After Waking and the Risk of Asthma
Smokers who light up within five minutes of waking for the day may be at a greater risk for developing asthma, a new study suggests.BMC Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Gut Microbiome Composition and Inflammation-arterial Stiffness Gut Microbiome Composition and Inflammation-arterial Stiffness
A new study investigates the relationship between gut microbiome composition and arterial stiffness. Could endotoxemia be a contributing risk factor for cardiovascular disease?European Heart Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Closed Incision NPT in Oncological Breast Surgery Closed Incision NPT in Oncological Breast Surgery
How does the use of closed incision negative pressure therapy compare with conventional dressings among patients undergoing oncological breast surgery?Plastic Reconstructive Surgery-Global Open (PRS Global Open) (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Novel Caries Loci Implicated by GWAS of Families Novel Caries Loci Implicated by GWAS of Families
By way of a genome-wide linkage analysis, this study sought to identify genetic factors that may contribute to caries susceptibility.BMC Oral Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dental & Oral Health Journal Article Source Type: news

Pediatric LT and Transition to Adult Healthcare Service Pediatric LT and Transition to Adult Healthcare Service
This study examined the outcome of liver transplant recipients after their transition from pediatric to adult healthcare services. How common was non-adherence, and what were the contributing factors?Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

The Prevention of HBV-Related Hepatocellular Carcinoma The Prevention of HBV-Related Hepatocellular Carcinoma
This article discusses risk stratification of HBV-related hepatocellular carcinoma and summarizes three levels of preventive strategies.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Beasts unburden: Donkeys at mini ranch help people de-stress
Beasts unburden: Donkeys have just one job at an upstate New York farm sanctuary, helping humans to de-stress (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Losing my home at 17 made me a survivor
AS SHE watched everything she owned go up in flames Emily Thomas felt numb. The fire raged quickly through the Thames barge that she shared with her father, sister, two brothers and two cats, destroying all in its path. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Proof a little exercise can boost your mental health
PEOPLE with mental health problems could be prescribed exercise regimes to help, researchers say. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Margot Kidder ’ s Death Was a Suicide, Coroner Says
The actor ’ s daughter told The Associated Press, “ It ’ s important to be open and honest so there ’ s not a cloud of shame in dealing with this. ” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JACEY FORTIN Tags: Kidder, Margot Suicides and Suicide Attempts Mental Health and Disorders Movies Superman (Movie) Source Type: news