If Your Medical Information Becomes A Moneymaker, Could You Get A Cut?
(Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Richard Harris Source Type: news

How to sleep - the one fruit you should AVOID before bed or risk a bad night’s sleep
HOW to sleep: Sleep better by having a good bedtime routine, watching your diet, or by avoiding back pain-causing mattresses. Avoid eating this fruit before you go to bed, or risk a bad night ’s sleep. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

If Your Medical Information Becomes A Moneymaker, Could You Could Get A Cut?
(Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Richard Harris Source Type: news

Access to Emergency Contraception Reduces Visits to the ED Access to Emergency Contraception Reduces Visits to the ED
Visits to the emergency department (ED) for emergency contraception decreased precipitously after levonorgestrel EC, known as the morning-after pill, became available without a prescription.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Fecal transplants restore gut microbes after antibiotics
Using fecal transplants, researchers restored beneficial bacteria in cancer patients who received antibiotics for stem cell transplant procedures. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Explained: The polio-like disease striking down kids across the US as more cases emerge 
So far, 38 children in 16 states have been diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis. Health officials have been unable to determine the specific virus it is linked to - or how to treat symptons. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Colorado's Anti-Fracking Measure Would Keep Wells Farther Away From Homes And Schools
(Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Grace Hood Source Type: news

Study shows HPV vaccination does not cause riskier sexual behaviour among teens
A new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal shows teenage girls in B.C. are waiting longer to have sex and are more likely to use contraception than they were before the HPV vaccine was made available in public schools in 2008. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News Source Type: news

Does pregnant Meghan Markle need to worry about Zika? Here's what the CDC recommends
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced their pregnancy this morning as they kicked off their 16-day, foreign tour. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Many supplements contain unapproved, dangerous ingredients
U.S. health officials issued more than 700 warnings in the last decade about dietary supplements ​ containing ingredients they shouldn't have (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kellyanne Conway called Elizabeth Warren ’s DNA test ‘junk science.’ Is it?
Experts said the geneticist who analyzed Sen. Elizabeth Warren ’s DNA is a prominent scholar, and the method he used and the way he used it was appropriate. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Bever Source Type: news

Probiotics, Fecal Transplant Promising in Ulcerative Colitis Probiotics, Fecal Transplant Promising in Ulcerative Colitis
Probiotics and fecal microbiota transplantation are effective for clinical remission and clinical response in ulcerative colitis, a meta-analytic review suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

More homeless kids visit ERs with Massachusetts shelter restrictions
(Reuters Health) - Emergency room visits for homelessness surged at a large urban children's hospital after Massachusetts made it harder for families to get into shelters, a new study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Mother, 28, who gave birth in a coma finally woke 23 days later when her son was placed in her arms 
Amanda da Silva, 28, from Fortaleza, North East Brazil, suffers from epilepsy and had a seizure while 37 weeks pregnant, which she claims was triggered by an argument with her husband. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New RET Inhibitors Show Reduced Toxicities in Thyroid Cancer New RET Inhibitors Show Reduced Toxicities in Thyroid Cancer
The precision-targeted therapies show early, encouraging signs of reduced toxicities for medullary, thyroid cancers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Despite Crisis, Most Want Opioids for Post-Op Pain
The survey, of more than 500 patients scheduled for surgery, found that more than three-quarters expected to get opioids afterward. Most also thought opioids were the most effective treatment for post-surgery pain. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yemen conflict could push millions more to brink of famine: U.N.
The number of Yemenis on the brink of famine could rise to 12 million - or two in five of the population - from around 8.5 million in coming months due to escalating war and a deepening economic crisis, the United Nations food agency said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

'Concerns' raised about jailed surgeon Sudip Sarker
An inquest is being held into the deaths of three patients of Sudip Sarker who was jailed earlier this year. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trainee barber, 24, whose rashes and itching were dismissed as eczema is battling blood cancer
Kaiser Khan, now 24, , from Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, was eventually forced to drop out of Liverpool John Moores University when his itching became unbearable. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Depression could be spotted MONTHS before a formal diagnosis by algorithm scanning social media
Researchers from both the University of Pennsylvania and Stony Brook University believe spotting 'depression-associated language markers' could improve treatment for up to 16million Americans. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Schoolchildren are being wrongly diagnosed with ADHD
Pupils are being wrongly diagnosed with ADHD and unnecessarily medicated, a study has warned. Younger pupils are more likely to be labelled as hyperactive, researchers claim. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zambia prepares health workers for an Ebola outbreak
Government staff in the central African country will be trained how to spot, treat and prevent Ebola amid fears people crossing the border from the DRC could bring the deadly virus with them. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cannabis oil could give epileptic girl 'a whole new life'
Teagan Appleby, from Aylesham in Kent, has been rushed to hospital at least once a week in the past couple of months because her fits have become worse and more frequent, her mother says. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meghan Markle is having a 'geriatric pregnancy'
The former Suits actress, who is currently in Sydney ahead of a three-week tour, is one of thousands of women to have delayed their pregnancy. She is said to be in 'good health'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parkinson’s disease - does your voice sound like this? The signs hidden in your voice
PARKINSON ’S disease symptoms develop slowly over a long period of time, and could be caused by nerve damage in the brain. These are the most common warning signs and symptoms of the neurodegenerative condition - can you hear this sound in your voice when you talk? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Higher Alzheimer's risk for sleepless teens
Neuroscientists at the University of Pennsylvania found teenage who cut down on sleep were more likely to develop dangerous build-ups in their brain that paved the way to dementia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Checkpoint Inhibitors, Wearables Among Hot Topics at ACR Checkpoint Inhibitors, Wearables Among Hot Topics at ACR
Immunotherapy has opened up exciting options for cancer treatment, but it can also lead to significant complications, which specialists will assess at the American College of Rheumatology meeting.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Ebola experts pulled from Congo amid ongoing outbreak
Personnel from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who have been stationed in the Democratic of Congo to help control the ongoing Ebola outbreak have been pulled back from the worst impacted areas due to safety concerns, a US government official familiar with the situation told CNN Monday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How an Unlikely Family History Website Transformed Cold Case Investigations
Fifteen murder and sexual assault cases have been solved since April with a single genealogy website. This is how GEDmatch went from a casual side project to a revolutionary tool. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: HEATHER MURPHY Tags: GEDmatch Inc Genealogy Genetics and Heredity Forensic Science Computers and the Internet Sex Crimes Serial Murders Privacy Source Type: news

Despite Opioid Crisis, Most Patients Want the Drugs for Post-Op Pain
The survey, of more than 500 patients scheduled for surgery, found that more than three-quarters expected to get opioids afterward. Most also thought opioids were the most effective treatment for post-surgery pain. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two Studies Change the View of Probiotics Two Studies Change the View of Probiotics
Results from ground-breaking research show that fecal analysis is inadequate for studying probiotics and that probiotics may harm some patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Two Studies May Change View of Probiotics Two Studies May Change View of Probiotics
Results from ground-breaking research show that fecal analysis is inadequate for studying probiotics and that probiotics may harm some patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Cancer Bell Ringing Angers Some Who Can Only Watch
For patients whose cancer has spread, who cannot "beat" cancer, the sound of the bell can trigger anger, resentment, resignation, or depression, according to various online accounts. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nonfiction: Kurt Eichenwald ’ s Memoir of a ‘ Mind Unraveled ’
A journalist ’ s traumatic story of epilepsy and his struggle to have it treated seriously, and properly, in his college years. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DAPHNE MERKIN Tags: Books and Literature Eichenwald, Kurt A Mind Unraveled: A Memoir (Book) Epilepsy Seizures (Medical) Source Type: news

Erectile Dysfunction Common in Childhood Cancer Survivors Erectile Dysfunction Common in Childhood Cancer Survivors
Of a sample of 1021 male survivors of childhood cancer, 29% reported having erectile dysfunction.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

As US suicide rates rise, Hispanics show relative immunity
Support from family and community appear to shield Latinos from rising suicide rates, researchers say. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

U.S. TV drug ads to carry information on prices
TV advertisements for drugs made by major U.S. companies will soon direct patients to information about the potential price of medicines, a pharmaceutical industry lobbying group said https://www.phrma.org/press-release/phrma-members-take-new-approach-to-dtc-television-advertising on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Toddler is diagnosed with nasal cancer after doctors said her runny nose was a sinus infection
The unnamed toddler, who is believed to be from Camberley, Surrey, complained of pain and swelling in her right cheek, as well as green, blood-streaked mucus seeping from her right nostril. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HPV vaccine does NOT make girls more likely to have underage sex
Researchers at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver say they have disproved fears the HPV vaccine would make teenage girls more casual about having sex. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure: A third of patients don’t know they have hypertension - five symptoms
HIGH blood pressure symptoms can be difficult to spot, as hypertension signs only develop if someone has extreme hypertension. A third of all hypertension patients don't even know they have it. These are the most common signs and symptoms of high blood pressure - are you at risk of the deadly condition? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HPV vaccine does NOT make girls more likely to have underage sex
Researchers at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver say they have disproved fears the HPV vaccine would make teenage girls more casual about having sex. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HVP vaccination not linked with rise in teen risky sex
(Reuters Health) - A new study adds to earlier evidence that getting vaccinated against the human papillomavirus (HPV) does not lead girls to be less careful about sex. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Child from Florida becomes first death of the flu season
The child, who was otherwise healthy, had not been vaccinated, health officials say (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Which? testing reveals 'unsafe' child stair gates
Consumer group Which? urges parents not to use three models of stair gates, saying they could be unsafe. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MOC as Antitrust Issue: DOJ Backs More Choice in Certification MOC as Antitrust Issue: DOJ Backs More Choice in Certification
Proposed Maryland legislation would promote greater competition among sponsors of physician specialty certification recognized by hospitals and insurers; the US Department of Justice approves.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news