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Sound therapy may train the brain to ignore tinnitus
(Reuters Health) - A sound-emitting device worn in the ear during sleep may train the brain to ignore an annoying chronic ringing in the ears, a new study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Delaware sues opioid manufacturers, distributors over epidemic
(Reuters) - Delaware on Friday became the latest state to file a lawsuit accusing corporations of helping fuel the national opioid epidemic, suing a wide range of companies involved in making, distributing and selling prescription painkillers. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

US flu season gets worse, has 'lot more steam' than expected
Nasty US flu season gets worse, has 'lot more steam' than expected (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Delta Air to tighten rules for onboard service animals
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Delta Air Lines is tightening the requirements for passengers traveling with onboard service and emotional support animals, the carrier said on Friday, following a sharp uptick in pet-related safety issues in recent years. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

This flu season keeps getting deadlier, and a shutdown will make things worse
A bad flu season that has hit the entire continental United States has yet to peak and already has caused  the deaths of more children than what normally would be expected at this time of the year, according to officials and the latest data released Friday. During the second week of January, more people sought care for […]Related:HHS releases new rule on health workers’ religious, moral objectionsNew HHS civil rights division charged with protecting health-care workers with moral objectionsTeens are daring each other to eat Tide pods. We don’t need to tell you that’s a bad idea. (Sou...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. Set To Decide In Trade Dispute Threatening Booming Solar Industry
President Trump is facing a Jan. 26 deadline to decide whether to impose tariffs on solar imports. While tariffs could help level the playing field for U.S. manfacturers, they could also raise prices.(Image credit: Mark Lennihan/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Samantha Raphelson Source Type: news

U.S. Health Agency Revokes Obama-era Planned Parenthood Protection U.S. Health Agency Revokes Obama-era Planned Parenthood Protection
U.S. health officials on Friday said they were revoking legal guidance issued by the Obama Administration that had sought to discourage states from trying to defund organizations that provide abortion services, such as Planned Parenthood.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Flu forces Catholic churches to alter religious practices
Catholic churches in Maine have suspended sharing wine during Holy Communion and holding hands during prayer as the flu has killed 21 people in the state and devastates the nation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Artificial stomach enhancing digestive, dietary research at University of Manitoba
The University of Manitoba now has a never-ending belly which will never get heartburn to help researchers stomach any and all of the dietary and digestive research they have on their plate. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

Dry, chesty cough? How to get rid of the Aussie flu symptom - and if cough medicine works
A DRY, chesty cough is one of the symptoms of Aussie flu - a potentially deadly strain of the influenza virus. But what ’s the best way to get rid of the cough - cough medicine or another remedy? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctor helps women through labor by dancing with them
Dr Fernando Guedes da Cunha, a Brazilian obstetrician, helps women get through labor pains by dancing with them. Studies have shown movement helps make labor shorter and less painful. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Question Over Ramucirumab in First-Line Gastric Cancer Question Over Ramucirumab in First-Line Gastric Cancer
In combination with chemotherapy, ramucirumab improved progression-free survival but not overall survival or response rate in advanced gastric or gastroesophageal junction cancers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Trump tells March for Life: 'We are with you all the way'
On day of anti-abortion march, HHS acts on conscience rights and Planned Parenthood funding (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

U.S. Hospital Systems Team Up to Launch Generic Drugmaker U.S. Hospital Systems Team Up to Launch Generic Drugmaker
A group of four hospital systems plans to launch a not-for-profit generic drugmaker aimed at combating shortages and high costs of some generic drugs, which they blame on unscrupulous drug companies that hike prices.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Malaria Stalks Yemen Amid Collapsing Health System Malaria Stalks Yemen Amid Collapsing Health System
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Sushi lover pulled 5-foot tapeworm from intestines
The California man had a major scare when a trip to the bathroom led to a disturbing discovery (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors Underdiagnosing Flu Among Older Patients Doctors Underdiagnosing Flu Among Older Patients
Patients over age 65 who are hospitalized for influenza-like illness were less likely to receive diagnostic tests from providers than were younger patients, a new study showed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Gardening May Help Cancer Survivors Eat Better, Feel Greater ‘ Worth ’ Gardening May Help Cancer Survivors Eat Better, Feel Greater ‘ Worth ’
For cancer survivors, three seasons of home vegetable gardening may increase physical activity, fruits and vegetables in the diet and also enhance feelings of self-worth, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Receptor Conversion Common in Breast Cancer; Clinical Impact Unclear Receptor Conversion Common in Breast Cancer; Clinical Impact Unclear
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Polygenic Score Predicts Age of Onset of Aggressive Prostate Cancer Polygenic Score Predicts Age of Onset of Aggressive Prostate Cancer
A new polygenic score can be used to predict an individual man's age of onset of aggressive prostate cancer - and thereby guide screening efforts - according to findings from the PRACTICAL Consortium.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

One Surprising Reason for More Positive Pregnancy Tests This Month One Surprising Reason for More Positive Pregnancy Tests This Month
Lots of couples in predominantly Christian countries may be looking at positive pregnancy tests this month at least in part because of cultural forces that encourage mating around major holidays like Christmas, suggests a recent study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Denial of Abortion Leads to Economic Hardship for Low-income Women Denial of Abortion Leads to Economic Hardship for Low-income Women
Women who want an abortion but are denied one are more likely to spend years living in poverty than women who have abortions, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Study Supports Early Postnatal Steroids for Extremely Preterm Infants Study Supports Early Postnatal Steroids for Extremely Preterm Infants
New data confirm the value of early low-dose prophylactic hydrocortisone in extremely preterm infants and suggest that those born after placental vascular disease may benefit the most.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Uveitis May Signal Cardiac Sarcoidosis in Some Patients Uveitis May Signal Cardiac Sarcoidosis in Some Patients
Some older patients with apparently idiopathic uveitis may in fact have sarcoidosis-associated disease, which can have cardiac consequences, according to a retrospective case series.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Travel Tips: How to Make Sure You Travel with Medication Legally
Traveling with medication — even prescription drugs — isn ’ t as simple as packing it. Here ’ s how to stay on the right side of the law, anywhere you go. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TANYA MOHN Tags: Travel and Vacations Medicine and Health Source Type: news

Genotyping May Boost Antidepressant Treatment Success Genotyping May Boost Antidepressant Treatment Success
Impairments in the gene that encodes the enzyme responsible for metabolizing the antidepressant escitalopram may be responsible for treatment failure.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Trump decries 'permissive' U.S. abortion laws at rally
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump criticized U.S. abortion laws as among the most permissive in the world in a speech to anti-abortion activists at the annual March for Life on Friday, and pledged his administration would always defend "the right to life." (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Letter sent to police barracks sickens 2 troopers, staffer
Letter containing what investigators call 'biohazard' sent to Pennsylvania police barracks, sickens 3 employees (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Flu crisis shows no signs of letting up
Another 10 children have died this week, another 14,401 people got sick, and hospitalizations have climbed up from 22.7 per 100,000 last week to 31.5 - the highest rate since 2010. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flu May Be Spread By Just Breathing
But the new study finds coughs and sneezes may not be necessary to saturate the air with flu virus. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Latest: Trump says he's committed to protecting life
President Donald Trump says he's committed to building "a society where life is celebrated, protected and cherished." (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Surfers may be swallowing antibiotic-resistant bacteria
(Reuters Health) - Surfers and body-boarders were three times more likely to have potentially dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria in their guts than non-surfers, new research from the UK shows. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

'Hot' Yoga Is No Better for Your Heart: Study
The researchers noted that Bikram yoga has a global following, and entails running through a sequence of 26 standard yoga poses in 105-degree heat. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ex-NFL Pros Push for End to Kids' Tackle Football
The group is instead endorsing a program called "Flag Football Under 14," launched by the Concussion Legacy Foundation. The program aims to educate parents and young players about chronic traumatic encephalopathy. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What's Hot at ISC 2018? What's Hot at ISC 2018?
The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference will deliver a host of exciting clinical trial results, as well as new guidelines for acute ischemic stroke.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Anti-smoking plan may kill cigarettes — and save Big Tobacco
Imagine if cigarettes were no longer addictive and smoking itself became almost obsolete with only a tiny segment of Americans still lighting up. That's the goal of an unprecedented anti-smoking plan being carefully fashioned by U.S. health officials. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Jan 19, 2018 This Week in Cardiology Jan 19, 2018 This Week in Cardiology
MRI in patients with cardiac devices, bariatric surgery, statins, the LifeVest wearable defibrillator, and spontaneous coronary dissection are the topics discussed in this week's podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

U.S. health agency revokes Obama-era Planned Parenthood protection
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. health officials on Friday said they were revoking legal guidance issued by the Obama Administration that had sought to discourage states from trying to defund organizations that provide abortion services, such as Planned Parenthood. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Flu warning: Deadly virus 'can be spread by simply BREATHING'
THE DEADLY flu virus can be spread simply by breathing, scientists have found. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HHS releases new rule on health workers ’ religious, moral objections
Citing President Trump's “pro-life mission,” the Health and Human Services Department announced actions on Friday that are designed to roll back key health-care policies of the Obama administration. Roger Severino, director for the HHS Office of Civil Rights, said a proposed rule on “conscience rights” will further protect health-care workers who think they are being punished or discriminated against because […]Related:New HHS civil rights division charged with protecting health-care workers with moral objectionsTeens are daring each other to eat Tide pods. We don&rsq...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A blood test for cancers gets one step closer
Scientists develop an experimental blood test that could make it easier to detect eight major types of cancer in their early stages, but more research is needed before such a test could be widely used. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to identify if you have the flu or just a common cold
Doctors told Daily Mail Online that a fever is a red flag that you have the flu and you should go to the doctor within 24 hours before symptoms develop into deadly complications. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Michael Phelps Opens Up About Depression Fight
The athlete said he wants to tell people about his battle with depression in the hope that it will encourage others with the disorder to seek help, CBS News reported. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US agency details doctor protections ahead of March for Life
On day of anti-abortion march, HHS acts on conscience rights and Planned Parenthood funding (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Smartphone app allows doctors, nurses to remotely monitor wound healing
The healing of postoperative surgical wounds can be remotely monitored with a new smartphone app, reducing the need for readmission, a new study indicates. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cause of 500-year-old mystery epidemic identified
DNA tests show it wasn't just smallpox that killed countless people after the Spaniards arrived in the New World (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ambulance delays led to 40 dying or suffering harm
The source at the East of England Ambulance Service said one of the deaths was Marie Norris, 81, who died at her home in Clacton, Essex, after waiting almost four hours for an ambulance. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Propranolol May Fill'Dire' Treatment Need for PTSD Propranolol May Fill'Dire' Treatment Need for PTSD
Patients with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) who actively recalled their traumatic event under the influence of propranolol showed a substantial decrease in symptom ratings.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

U.S. health agency to issue religious objection regulation
(Reuters) - U.S. health officials on Friday said they were revoking legal guidance issued by the Obama Administration that had sought to discourage states from trying to defund organizations that provide abortion services, such as Planned Parenthood. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

What is Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome?
Dr Larry Nassar allegedly told one of his victims that he knew she had EDS, a connective tissue disorder, based on the elasticity of her vagina. We explain the condition he claimed to be diagnosing. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news