Ayushman Bharat package rates revision on radar
"Government is seriously considering on package rates. We are expecting something after the election," Medica Group of Hospitals chairman Alok Roy said on the sidelines of a programme organised by The Bengal Chamber. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Science Says: Smiling Helps You Get Happy
The researchers' conclusion: Facial expressions do have a small effect on feelings: Smiling makes people feel happier, scowling makes them feel angrier, and frowning makes them feel sadder. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Israeli Robotic Moon Landing Fails In Final Descent
Israeli scientists are studying what caused an engine failure in the closing minutes of what they hoped would be a historic lunar landing.(Image credit: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Richard Gonzales Source Type: news

How is what Julian Assange has done with Wikileaks any different than U.S. newspaper coverage of Watergate or the Pentagon Papers?
(Natural News) Once upon a time, American newspapers and broadcast networks actually did report real news — bombshell, breakthrough stuff that was important and reflected the journalistic ethic of “truth.” And while many journalists of the day favored liberal politics, you didn’t know it because they weren’t overt about their political philosophies and their coverage... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How does measles spread? Do I need another MMR vaccine shot? How dangerous is measles? FAQ on the outbreaks.
Answers to your questions about measles and the current outbreaks. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Source Type: news

U.K. government to roll out "Project Maggot": Unusual treatment will clean the wounds of people in war zones like Syria and Yemen
(Natural News) The U.K. is planning to send an odd but effective form of humanitarian aid to war-torn countries: Batches of sterile medical maggots that can naturally clean the wounds of patients by eliminating rotten flesh and sterilizing the wounded area. The maggots will be dispatched to South Sudan, Syria, Yemen, and other countries that are currently undergoing civil war. Hundreds of people in those conflict... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Boost your mood with these 10 natural supplements
(Natural News) Are you feeling down and depressed? Try taking one of these natural supplements to boost the serotonin levels in your brain, thereby improving your mood and providing protection from the onset of certain mental disorders. Amino acids, vitamins, and minerals that produce serotonin Tryptophan is an amino acid that is found in protein-rich foods but best... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Instagram now labels pro-life speech "hate speech," begins banning everything
(Natural News) Those who control and run the Facebook-owned Instagram app are on another binge censorship spree, as yet another conservative-leaning page has had some of its content censored for supposedly violating Instagram’s “hate speech” guidelines. Adam Ford, a Christian comic artist and founder of The Babylon Bee, a popular satire website, was recently notified... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Porn lawyer Michael Avenatti indicted by Feds on multiple counts of fraud, could serve 300-plus years in prison
(Natural News) The Democrats and their sycophantic allies in the “mainstream” media are so afflicted with “Trump Derangement Syndrome” it has severely inhibited their abilities to think critically and logically. That helps explain why they, at one point, actually considered attorney to the porn stars Michael Avenatti a viable candidate to run against POTUS Donald... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 digital health startups you need to watch in 2019
(Image from Unsplash) Funding for digital health companies continues to rise, with 2018 the biggest year so far this decade, according to healthcare investment firm StartUp Health. Investors took a greater interest in machine learning, blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI). Digital health funding was 14 times greater than it was eight years ago, when New York-based StartUp Health began tracking these investments. From 2017 to 2018, the average deal size grew by $6 million. Machine learning companies cut 66 deals to raise $940 million, an 80% increase in funding compared to 2017. Patient empowerment received the ...
Source: Mass Device - April 11, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Big Data Blog Business/Financial News Featured Funding Roundup Health Information Technology mHealth (Mobile Health) News Well Software / IT adheretech carepredict devotedhealth jointacademy mediktor startuphealth Source Type: news

Grief, Divorce Can Seriously Tax the Heart
The findings do not prove that stress disorders actually triggered heart complications, experts said. But there are reasons to believe they contributed, according to Simon Bacon, author of an editorial published with the study. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wikipedia: Supporting the dark side of medicine
(Natural News) Despite what doctors may tell their patients, medicine is not infallible. Bad treatments and dangerous drugs have persisted as universally-accepted medical practices for long periods of time, far beyond when people began to catch on to their dark side. During the 20th century, we willingly subjected ourselves to lobotomies, electroshock therapy, mercury amalgam fillings,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Herbal supplement kratom is tied to more US deaths
US health officials say overdose deaths involving an herbal supplement are more common than previously reported (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Inside Edition anchor Deborah Norville is recovering after surgery
The 60-year-old host revealed in early April that, when the lump was first spotted years ago, it was benign. But recent tests revealed it had turned cancerous and she needed surgery. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eight measles cases reported in New York's Westchester County
Westchester County neighbors Rockland County, where 168 people have contracted measles, prompting schools to temporarily ban unvaccinated children. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC: Americans Are Dying From Kratom Overdoses
Besides 91 deaths in which kratom use was at least a factor, victims in 61 other fatal drug overdoses were found to have kratom in their bloodstreams, the CDC said. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Marijuana may improve women's enjoyment of sex
(Reuters Health) - About one-third of U.S. women have used marijuana before sex, a small study suggests, and those who do report increased desire and better orgasms. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

How to live longer - the 85p fruit you should eat to lower your cholesterol
HOW to live longer: Prevent an early death by eating a healthy, balanced diet, and by doing regular exercise. You could also increase your life expectancy, and prevent against deadly high cholesterol, by regularly eating this cheap fruit. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Baby Was Born With DNA from 3 People. Here ’s How That’s Possible
Researchers at the Institute of Life in Athens, Greece announced that a healthy baby boy was born on Tuesday morning to a 32-year-old woman who had experienced several failed cycles of IVF. The six-pound boy, who the doctors say in a statement is healthy, was born using a technique called maternal spindle transfer. In the procedure, the grouped-together DNA from a mother’s egg was removed and placed inside a donor egg from another woman, which had been emptied of its DNA. The donor’s egg with the mother’s genes was then fertilized and developed into an embryo that was transferred for pregnancy. The techn...
Source: TIME: Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Genetics Reproductive Health Source Type: news

Teen cigarette smoking declining more slowly in rural U.S.
(Reuters Health) - The odds of smoking for U.S. adolescents are 50 percent higher in rural areas than in urban areas, even as rates of teen smoking in both settings have fallen, a recent study found. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Study: Chemo Drug Shortages Don't Affect Care
Nationwide, the number of prescription drug shortages rose from 71 in 2005 to 255 in 2011. Shortages of cancer drugs more than doubled during that time. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. FDA loosens alcohol restrictions for female libido pill
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Thursday women taking Sprout Pharmaceuticals Inc's female libido pill, Addyi, need not completely avoid alcohol. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

CDC study reveals surge in U.S. autism rate
Autism rates have surged at an alarming rate in various states around the United States since 2010, a new study says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

C-section complication risk rises with mother's age
Pregnant women are more likely to have complications during labor and cesarean deliveries than during vaginal births, and a new study offers fresh evidence that older mothers are most at risk. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Best supplements for diabetes - the 99p capsules to prevent high blood sugar symptoms
SUPPLEMENTS could be used to prevent some signs and symptoms of diabetes type 2. Adding these cheap capsules to your daily diet could help to lower your risk of developing diabetes. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Living Near a Major Highway Tied to Developmental Delays in Children
Exposure to air pollution could be a factor, experts suggest. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Air Pollution Transportation Children and Childhood Psychology and Psychologists Source Type: news

Maria Menounos describes devastating brain tumor diagnosis as mother was also battling cancer
Maria Menounos, 40, revealed in an interview with Fox News Radio that she was experiencing symptoms related to her brain tumor, but brushed them aside because she was 'busy'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Molecular Classifier Helps Spot Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Molecular Classifier Helps Spot Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
A molecular classifier based on RNA-sequencing data from transbronchial lung biopsies can recognize an expression signature associated with usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP), the defining pathology of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Study shows that vitamin D can help lower your risk of Type 2 diabetes
(Natural News) The prospect of developing type 2 diabetes is a frightening one given all that managing the disease entails. For many people, it will involve regular finger prick tests and a host of complications to worry about, including kidney and nerve damage and a higher risk of stroke and heart disease. That’s why preventing... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Study: Silica nanoparticles can help promote stem cell growth
(Natural News) The cells in your body all serve a very specific purpose, but stem cells are basic cells that have the power to become nearly any type of cell your body needs. Doctors and researchers alike have been studying them for years to help understand how the body functions and how things go wrong... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study suggests prostate meds may increase risk for diabetes
A common prostate cancer drug has been linked to type 2 diabetes, a new study says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NASA twins study reveals space flight can cause genetic changes
From his eyes to his immune system, astronaut Scott Kelly's body sometimes reacted strangely to nearly a year in orbit, at least compared to his Earth-bound identical twin, but newly published research shows nothing that would cancel even longer space treks, such as to Mars. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Technology & Science Source Type: news

Protect your lungs from ischemia-related injuries with Chinese skullcap
(Natural News) Researchers from the National Yang-Ming University School of Medicine in Taiwan identified a compound from the Chinese skullcap (Scutellaria baicalensis) that can protect the lungs from damage following an ischemic event. In their study, which was released in The American Journal of Chinese Medicine, the team found that baicalein, a compound derived from Chinese skullcap, can regulate the production of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Treating Cancer Patients Who Smoke May Cost Extra $3.4 Billion Each Year Treating Cancer Patients Who Smoke May Cost Extra $3.4 Billion Each Year
When cancer patients are current smokers, their treatment is likely to be less effective and more expensive than if they quit smoking, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

The pointed gourd can lower your blood sugar, help you with cholesterol and prevent tumors, researchers find
(Natural News) Pointed gourd, scientifically known as Trichosanthes dioica, is one of the most commonly consumed vegetables in tropical countries around Asia, particularly in Bangladesh and India. But there’s a reason why it’s a staple in these countries: It’s rich in nutrients and has many potential health benefits. In a recent review, researchers at Bangabandhu Sheikh... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rip up current system and start over, recommends review of B.C.'s professional health colleges
An independent expert says many of B.C.'s professional health colleges have demonstrated "a lack of relentless focus on the safety of patients," and he's recommending the province rip up the current regulatory system and start from scratch. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Alumnus pledges $5 Million for professorship to advance LGBTQ mental health
YSM alum David Kessler ’55 M.D. is directing $5 million from his estate to form the David R. Kessler Endowed Professorship at the Yale School of Public Health. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 11, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

CVD Primary Prevention Guideline Puts Patients Center Stage CVD Primary Prevention Guideline Puts Patients Center Stage
Leading with lifestyle, this panel from the guideline writing committee review the key takeaways from the 2019 ACC/AHA guideline for primary prevention of CVD, which was written with patients in mind.American College of Cardiology & Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

We Finally Learned What a Year in Space Did to Astronaut Scott Kelly ’s Body
Traveling in space looks like all kinds of fun, and in a lot of respects, it is—provided you can overlook a few downsides. There’s the loss of muscle mass, for one thing. Then there’s the decalcification of bones and the stress on the heart and the damage to the eyes and the changes in the immune system and the disruption of the genome and an actual shortening of your overall life expectancy. It was, in part, to study all of those biological problems that astronaut Scott Kelly spent 340 days in space from 2015 to 2016 (chronicled in TIME’s Emmy-nominated series A Year in Space). Now, just over three...
Source: TIME: Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized onetime space Year in Space Source Type: news

Is Your Smartphone Making You Fat?
Researchers believe the findings suggest a link between multitasking and obesity risk -- the connection being the part of the brain that responds to temptation. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Endowment to support student research
Jack Levin ’57 M.D. and his wife have made the generous commitment to establish the Jack and Francine Levin Yale-at-MBL Initiative for Student Research. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 11, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

U.S. criticizes Vietnam ban of glyphosate herbicide imports
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue on Thursday criticized Vietnam's move to ban imports of glyphosate-based herbicides, saying the decision would have "devastating impacts on global agricultural production." (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Fibromyalgia warning - the rash on your skin you shouldn’t ignore
FIBROMYALGIA symptoms vary from person to person, but usually include widespread pain. Up to two million people have fibromyalgia in the UK. You could be at risk of fibromyalgia signs and symptoms if you develop this rash on your skin. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Many Misdiagnosed With MS
"I've seen patients suffering side effects from the medication they were taking for a disease they didn't have," said study leader Dr. Marwa Kaisey. “Meanwhile, they weren't getting treatment for what they did have.” (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Few Family Caregivers Get Formal Training Few Family Caregivers Get Formal Training
Fewer than one in 10 family caregivers receive training for assisting older adults with disabilities, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Smiling really DOES make you happier: Study finds expressing happiness influences the brain
University of Tennessee psychologists looked at nearly 50 years of data testing whether facial expressions can lead people to feel the emotions related to those expressions. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ketamine May Relieve Depression By Repairing Damaged Brain Circuits
Scientists are learning how the party drug ketamine relieves depression so quickly — and why its effects fade over time.(Image credit: Kevin Link/Science Source ) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jon Hamilton Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why does my stool smell foul?
This article looks at eight reasons why a person's stool might smell particularly bad, as well as diagnosis, treatment, and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

The most common active ingredient in hand sanitizer is still under FDA investigation
After reviewing the safety and effectiveness of hand sanitizers, the US Food and Drug Administration has ruled that dozens of active ingredients can't be used in the antiseptic rubs, but the agency still wants answers about the most common active ingredient. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Historians release collection of images showing ways tobacco has been used since the 1500s
The Wellcome Trust has released a collection of images that show the timeline of tobacco's use in Britain since the 16th century - from a life-saving stimulant to a deadly habit. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news