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Google venture arm backs universal flu vaccine clinical trial
A U.K. company developing what it hopes will be a universal flu vaccine has raised $27 million US from investors including GV, the venture capital arm of Google parent Alphabet Inc. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Flu cases rocket by 35%, official figures reveal
Some 4,128 were struck down across England last week - compared to the 3,044 new cases recorded the week before, according to new figures released by Public Health England. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Susie Burrell reveals key concepts for weight loss
Leading Australian dietitian Susie Burrell believes long-term, and sustainable, weight loss can be achieved through implementing better eating habits. FEMAIL takes a look her top five tips. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC postpones session on nuclear disaster response
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has postponed a planned session on preparing for a nuclear disaster. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coca-Cola to cut bottle size but increase price in face of sugar tax
Bottles of the famous fizzy drink will be smaller and more expensive from March onwards. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A&E volunteer students 'will work within capabilities'
But bosses insist medical students helping meet winter NHS demand will work within their abilities. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The proven health benefits of honey
Honey is touted as a natural healing agent for dozens of conditions, but how much of that is based on fact? (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

VPS Healthcare ventures into medical coding
Medical coding is the transformation of healthcare diagnosis, procedures, medical services, and equipment into universal medical alphanumeric codes. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CVS exec on beauty ad transparency initiative, opioid crisis
First on "CBS This Morning," CVS Health is announcing a major change to how you shop for beauty products. The nation's leading drugstore chain will inform customers if certain advertisements for products were digitally altered. Helena Foulkes, executive vice president of CVS Health and president of CVS Pharmacy, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the changes among other customer initiatives. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Young people experience side effects from energy drinks
Researchers from the University of Waterloo in Ontario believe, as well as the drinks' alarmingly high caffeine levels, consuming them with alcohol or during exercise may make them even more dangerous. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

French families plan to sue retailers over baby milk recall - group
PARIS (Reuters) - Some French families are planning to take legal action against supermarket chains after potentially tainted products found their way onto shop shelves despite a recall, the spokesman of a victims' group said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

CVS exec on beauty ad transparency initiative, opioid crisis
First on "CBS This Morning," CVS Health is announcing a major change to how you shop for beauty products. The nation's leading drugstore chain will inform customers if certain advertisements for products were digitally altered. Helena Foulkes, executive vice president of CVS Health and president of CVS Pharmacy, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the changes among other customer initiatives. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to get rid of piles: This natural treatment can help relieve symptoms
PILES, also known as haemorrhoids, are swollen veins around the anus or lowest part of the rectum that can cause irritation and even bleeding. While symptoms usually clear up by themselves, there is medicine and natural treatment available depending on how severe the case is. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the best foods for weight loss?
A look at some of the best foods for weight loss. Included is detail on what foods to incorporate into your diet and why they work. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

WATCH: How to protect yourself when someone in your family has the flu
Dr. Jennifer Ashton shares tips on how to keep the rest of the household healthy when one family member at home comes down with the flu. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Welsh father lost his arm due to deadly flesh-eating bug
Luke Dobson, 42, from Undy, near Chepstow, South Wales, initially just had pain in his elbow but was rushed to hospital when his condition took a turn for the worse. He is still in intensive care. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Irish boy dies days after visiting doctor with the 'flu'
Sean Hughes, from Dublin, passed away at Temple Street Hospital on Friday - after being rushed for emergency treatment the evening before. He saw his GP on Wednesday. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How bullying in school affects a child's mental health
Teens who were severely bullied as young children face a range of mental health issues. Dr. Brian Goldman (@NightshiftMD) has an important new study. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radio/White Coat, Black Art/Blog Source Type: news

Govt needs to increase healthcare outlay in budget: Report
The outlay on healthcare increased by a healthy 28 per cent in the last budget and the allocation is likely to see a similar increase in the forthcoming budget as well, according to a report. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bowel cancer warning: The one sign of the condition that you should never ignore
BOWEL cancer is one of the most common types of cancer diagnosed in the UK. You should see a doctor if you have this one tell-tale symptom. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Denies Health Claim for Vitamin D to Prevent MS FDA Denies Health Claim for Vitamin D to Prevent MS
The FDA responded to a petition, saying that after reviewing the evidence, there is no basis for the claim that vitamin D can prevent multiple sclerosis in healthy people.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

Aussie flu ‘epidemic’: This simple trick could help prevent deadly infection spreading
AUSSIE flu symptoms include fevers, sore throats, headaches and diarrhoea. You can lower the spread of the deadly Australian virus by coughing into your elbow instead of your hands, an influenza expert has revealed on ITV ’s This Morning. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boy dies two days after visiting his doctor with the 'flu'
Sean Hughes, from Dublin, passed away at Temple Street Hospital on Friday - after being rushed for emergency treatment the evening before. He saw his GP on Wednesday. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Father lost his arm due to a deadly flesh-eating bug
Luke Dobson, 42, from Undy, near Chepstow, South Wales, initially just had pain in his elbow but was rushed to hospital when his condition took a turn for the worse. He is still in intensive care. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aussie flu ‘epidemic’: Stop virus spreading by coughing into your elbow
AUSSIE flu symptoms include fevers, sore throats, headaches and diarrhoea. You can lower the spread of the deadly Australian virus by coughing into your elbow instead of your hands, an influenza expert has revealed on ITV ’s This Morning. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oregon Artist Turns Dead Creatures Into Beautiful Compositions
(Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Aaron Scott Source Type: news

Blue Monday opens dialogue about mental health, expert says
The third Monday of every January has long been crowned 'Blue Monday' - the saddest day of the year and while the science behind the unflattering title has been scoffed at by experts, some say the day has unintended value. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Girl with CCHS runs free after life-changing operation
A video shows Diana Galleno, from  Peru, grinning as she runs through a hospital corridor with nothing holding her back after she had a six-hour operation to help her breathe on her own. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Paralympian Matt Dimbylow develops Parkinson's at 36
Matt Dimbylow, now 47, from Cheshire, sustained a whiplash-type injury after he and another played knocked heads during a game 20 years ago. It wasn't until 2007 that he was diagnosed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Model left suicidal by psoriasis feels saved by cream
Victoria Fine, from Norwich, spent 15 years in agony and her condition robbed her of her job, modelling dream, social life and love life. Then she found a steroid-free lotion that's made her 95% clear. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

French families plan to sue retailers over baby milk recall: group
PARIS (Reuters) - Some French families affected by a recall of baby milk by dairy firm Lactalis due to salmonella contamination plan to take legal action against supermarket chains, the head of a victims group said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Beads of Courage
Children undergoing cancer treatment receive beads to document their journey and one mum wants to expand the scheme. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

George Alagiah cancer: Why does cancer return and how is the condition treated?
GEORGE ALAGIAH is to undergo cancer medical treatment after it returned for a second time, the BBC News at Six presenter has revealed. This is why cancer can return, and survival rates. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Personal Health: Understanding Grief
Grief is not a problem to be solved or resolved. Rather, it ’ s a process to be lived through in whatever form and amount of time it may take. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Grief (Emotion) Death and Dying Families and Family Life Love (Emotion) Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is fibrosarcoma and what are the symptoms?
Learn all about fibrosarcoma, a form of cancer affecting the cells that create fibrous tissue in the body. We look at symptoms, diagnosis, and prognosis. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Cryogenics corpses could be brought back 'in 10 years'
Dennis Kowalski, president of the Michigan-based Cryonics Institute, has claimed scientists could reanimate a frozen human corpse within the next ten years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The New Health Care: Still Not Convinced You Need a Flu Shot? First, It ’ s Not All About You
Adults also need to get vaccinated to provide herd immunity for others, especially babies and older people. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AARON E. CARROLL Tags: Influenza Vaccination and Immunization Deaths (Fatalities) Epidemics Children and Childhood Source Type: news

Aussie flu warning: Flu jab is ‘not particularly effective’ at preventing deadly infection
AUSSIE flu has hospitalised about 500 people since the beginning of the flu season, Public Health England has revealed. But, it ’s now been claimed the flu jab could only protect against the deadly infection 30-40 per cent of the time. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One THIRD of a pint of beer reduces brain function
Researchers from Oxford University found consuming more than 10g, or one unit, of alcohol every day significantly reduces people's cognitive function, which worsens as the drinker ages. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia warning: Just ONE glass of wine or pint of beer each day could put you at risk
JUST a glass of wine or a pint of beer each day could poison the brain and lead to dementia, a study has found. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Aphrodisiacs: Where is the evidence?
Natural aphrodisiacs promise to enhance our sex lives — but what does the science behind the claims say? More evidence is slowly emerging. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

For Now, Sequencing Cancer Tumors Holds More Promise Than Proof
Sequencing the DNA of cancer tumors to help pinpoint treatment is an emerging element of precision medicine. While patients and doctors alike want these tests, they often don't benefit patients.(Image credit: Meredith Rizzo/NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Richard Harris Source Type: news

NI's chief nursing officer says A&E's 'not in crisis'
Northern Ireland's chief nursing officer says NI emergency departments are "not in crisis". (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

London's January air quality 'best in 10 years'
The capital has breached air pollution limits by 6 January every year since 2008. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

75% of India's air pollution-related deaths are rural
Rural Indians, who make up about two-thirds of the country of 1.3 billion people, are disproportionately at risk of breathing polluted air, according to new research. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blue Monday 2018: FIVE ways to beat January blues on the most depressing day of the year
BLUE MONDAY is the name given to the most depressing day of the year - the third Monday in January. Here ’s five ways to feel less glum. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can't sleep? Time to write your to-do list, study says
A recent study suggests that there may be an easy fix for those of us who struggle to fall asleep: writing our to-do lists just before bed. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is the 'baby brain' phenomenon real? Study investigates
Is the 'brain fog' that so many pregnant women report real or is it just a myth? New research tries to solve the controversy by reviewing existing studies. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Winter death rates jump by 6% amid flu outbreak
The data shows 125,800 people living in Britain died of any cause between October 1 and December 22 - compared to 118,700 for the same period in previous years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS breast cancer screening not offered to trans men
Women who believe they are men are not being offered routine NHS screening for breast and cervical cancer but men living as women are being invited for cervical smear tests. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news