Danai Gurira on why World AIDS Day hits close to home
The "Black Panther" star was born in the U.S. but grew up in Zimbabwe, where she says, "I witnessed its effect on society and communities and families" (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer warning - what colour are your toes? Hidden signs of cancer underneath your socks
CANCER symptoms vary depending on which part of the body is affected by a tumour. You could lower your risk of cancer signs by regularly checking your toes. These are the colours of toes to watch out for - it could be a sign of a deadly tumour. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cerebellum Stimulation Improves Gait and Balance After Stroke Cerebellum Stimulation Improves Gait and Balance After Stroke
A new study opens up the cerebellum as a novel brain area of interest in the recovery of stroke patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Group B streptococcal disease in UK and Irish infants younger than 90 days, 201415: a prospective surveillance study
This surveillance study found an incidence of 0 · 94 cases of group B streptococcus per 1000 livebirths in UK and Ireland in 2014-15 with a cases fatality rate of 6.2%. The authors report that the incidence has increased since 2000-2001 and that new strategies for prevention are required. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Improving surgical antibiotic prophylaxis adherence and reducing hospital readmissions: a bundle of interventions including health information technologies
This study in 83 patients found that an intervention (creating a multidisciplinary team and embedding recommendations in a computerised order system) improved global adherence to antibiotic prophylaxis guidelines. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Herpes zoster (shingles) immunisation programme 2017 to 2018: evaluation report
This report evaluates the fifth year of the shingles vaccination programme in England from 2017 to 2018. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chronic hepatitis B virus infection
This Seminar describes the epidemiology of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, vaccination, pathophysiology, risk factors and management of chronic HBV infection, and existing controversies, concluding with a discussion of future prospects. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Infections could trigger cardiovascular disease
New research examines the risk of heart attack and stroke after an infection, concluding that infections may trigger coronary events. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiovascular / Cardiology Source Type: news

Hepatitis C treatment monitoring in England
This report summarises the content and completeness of data contained within the Hepatitis C patient registry and treatment outcome system at the end of April 2018, enabling a preliminary assessment of Hepatitis C virus treatment and its monitoring in England. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hepatitis B: vaccine recommendations during supply constraints
These recommendations say that the overall supply of hepatitis B vaccine to the UK has improved and vaccine is available for all indications. The temporary recommendations and other related documents will remain on gov.uk in case of future supply constraints as the same principles of prioritisation will apply. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antibiotic treatment regimens - MIMS summary table updated
The MIMS quick reference table summarising adult antibiotic treatment regimens has been updated in accordance with recent NICE guidance relating to uncomplicated lower UTI, acute bacterial prostatitis and acute pyelonephritis; a new section on recurrent UTI has also been added. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Romania shuts hospital after babies diagnosed with superbug
Romanian health authorities temporarily close a maternity hospital in the capital after 13 babies born there were diagnosed with a drug-resistant bug (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Government promises more funding to fight superbugs
This news story says the government has announced it is to fund a number of developments as part of an international collaboration to help tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR). In early 2019 the DH will publish a vision in which AMR will be contained and controlled by 2040 (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Urinary tract infection (lower): antimicrobial prescribing. NICE guideline [NG109]
This decision aid, published in October 2018 supports the Antimicrobial Prescribing Guidelines. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Urinary tract infection (recurrent): antimicrobial prescribing. NICE guideline [NG112] Decision Aid
This decision aid published in October 2018 supports the Antimicrobial Prescribing Guidelines. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Urinary tract infection (catheter-associated): antimicrobial prescribing NICE guideline [NG113]
This NICE Guideline was published in November 2018. It sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for catheter-associated urinary tract infection in children, young people and adults. It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Point of care tests for influenza and other respiratory viruses
This document provides support for hospital trusts considering the introduction of point of care testing (POCT) for influenza and other respiratory viruses during winter 2018 to 2019. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure - the £1 treat you should eat every day to prevent hypertension
HIGH blood pressure risk could be lowered by making some diet or lifestyle changes. One of the best ways to lower your risk of hypertension symptoms and signs is to eat more of this cheap treat every day. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Joint infection after hip replacement is linked to some risk factors that could be modified
This NIHR Signal highlights some modifiable risk factors that might be addressed preoperatively, such as weight loss, and could support decision-making between clinicians and patients. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

You have two ages, chronological and biological. Here's why it matters
Reminiscent of a scene from "The Social Network," the whiteboard in researcher and professor Morgan Levine's Yale Medical School office is covered in a series of letters and numbers. She clicks the red cap back onto the dry erase marker and steps back to admire her work. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why New York Lags So Far Behind on Natural Childbirth
Texas has 70 free-standing birthing centers; New York has three. In the city, where Mount Sinai West ’ s birthing center will soon close, money is one big factor. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JULIE SATOW Tags: Pregnancy and Childbirth Midwives and Doulas Hospitals Caesarean Section Mount Sinai Medical Center New York-Presbyterian Hospital New York City Health and Hospitals Corp Source Type: news

Ask Well: What Are the Effects of Vitamin B12 Deficiency?
A deficiency of B12, if left untreated, can lead to irreversible neurological problems. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Vitamins Vitamin B12 Anemia Digestive Tract Diet and Nutrition Mental Health and Disorders Celiac Disease Crohn's Disease Source Type: news

Seasonal flu vaccine uptake in healthcare workers: monthly data, 2018 to 2019
This data shows the number of frontline healthcare workers in England having the seasonal influenza vaccine. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WATCH: Teen left in tears as her classmates reveal she's cancer free
Friends, family, teachers and classmates gathered at Raytown High School in Missouri, to reveal the news. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Teen left in tears as her classmates reveal she's cancer-free
A girl recently received a big surprise from her peers as they revealed the overwhelming news that she had beat cancer. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2: The BEST diet to prevent symptoms - and it’s now available on the NHS
DIABETES type 2 risk could be lowered by making some diet or lifestyle changes. One of the best diet plans to tackle obesity and type 2 diabetes is now available on the NHS, it ’s been revealed. This is how to lower your chances of developing high blood sugar symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: This brain circuit is key to both depression and addiction
Recent discoveries about the brain circuitry that drives depression and addiction may point to new clinical targets for the treatment of these issues. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

Resistance-associated Substitutions of HCV After DAA Failure Resistance-associated Substitutions of HCV After DAA Failure
This study investigated how resistance-associated substitutions evolved after DAA treatment failures in HCV-infected patients, and assessed the effect of those substitutions on viral fitness.Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

The Pregnant Patient: Managing Common Acute Medical Problems The Pregnant Patient: Managing Common Acute Medical Problems
This primer summarizes the diagnosis and management of both obstetric and non-pregnancy related issues commonly encountered by primary care physicians in the pregnant patient.American Family Physician (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Can a Brief CBT Intervention Improve Oral Health Behaviour? Can a Brief CBT Intervention Improve Oral Health Behaviour?
A form of cognitive behavioral therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, demonstrated potential to improve oral health behavior in young adults with poor oral health in this study.BMC Oral Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dental & Oral Health Journal Article Source Type: news

Updated Recommendations for Use of HepA Vaccine Updated Recommendations for Use of HepA Vaccine
This report provides new recommendations for PEP use of HepA vaccine and IG, and use of HepA vaccine and IG for preexposure protection for persons who will be traveling internationally.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Predicting Postop Hypoxemia in Acute Aortic Dissection Predicting Postop Hypoxemia in Acute Aortic Dissection
The authors developed a model for the prediction of postoperative hypoxemia in patients undergoing operation for acute aortic dissection.BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

A 49-Year-Old Man With Abdominal Pain: USMLE Question A 49-Year-Old Man With Abdominal Pain: USMLE Question
A 49-year-old man presents to an outpatient clinic with right upper quadrant pain, nausea, and intermittent vomiting. What's the most appropriate next step in his management?Osmosis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

Conducting the ISCHEMIA Trial: Setting the Record Straight Conducting the ISCHEMIA Trial: Setting the Record Straight
Contributors to the ISCHEMIA trial provide insights into why they made certain trial design modifications after the trial started enrolling patients.Circulation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Inherited Lung Cancer Syndromes Targeting Never Smokers Inherited Lung Cancer Syndromes Targeting Never Smokers
Which germline mutations are associated with inherited lung cancer syndromes in never smokers?Translational Lung Cancer Research (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Staffing More Doctors and Midwives Tied to Lower C-Section Rates Staffing More Doctors and Midwives Tied to Lower C-Section Rates
Pregnant women may be less likely to have cesarean deliveries when they labor at a hospital with more obstetricians and midwives on staff, a French study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Untreated Hearing Loss Linked to Higher Health Costs, More Hospitalizations Untreated Hearing Loss Linked to Higher Health Costs, More Hospitalizations
Older adults with untreated hearing loss may develop additional health problems that lead to more frequent hospitalizations and higher health costs than their counterparts without hearing trouble, two U.S. studies suggest.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Older Drivers Taking Multiple Medications Could Be at Higher Risk of Accidents Older Drivers Taking Multiple Medications Could Be at Higher Risk of Accidents
Many older drivers are taking multiple medications that may increase the risk of car crashes, a new U.S. study released today suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Implantable Device May Relieve Urinary Urge Incontinence in OAB Implantable Device May Relieve Urinary Urge Incontinence in OAB
A small, nickel-sized, battery-powered implant (eCoin) appears to relieve urinary urge incontinence (UUI) associated with overactive bladder (OAB) syndrome by stimulating the tibial nerve, according to a new single-arm trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Best supplements for the festive season: Five vitamins and minerals recommended by experts
BEST supplements for the festive season: Winter can spell trouble for a person ’s health, affecting everything from the immune system to gut health. But experts have recommended five vitamins and minerals to give you a health boost over the next few months. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Amazon Introduces Cloud-Based Patient Data Mining Software Amazon Introduces Cloud-Based Patient Data Mining Software
The software, called Comprehend Medical, will extract structured data from unstructured text for clinical decision support, financial management, and population health.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

Kevin Love Calls Speaking Out on Mental Health ‘ The Biggest Thing ’ in His Career
The N.B.A. star was interviewed about the topic by Juliet Macur, a Sports of The Times columnist, at Tufts University on Thursday night. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MATT STEVENS Tags: Mental Health and Disorders Anxiety and Stress Athletics and Sports Love, Kevin Source Type: news

Researchers testing potential breakthrough for male birth control gel
The gel is applied to the back and absorbed through the skin (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obstructive sleep apnea linked to heart disease, especially in women
The study found OSA was associated with worse heart problems in women than men. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Less Barf, More Bleach: How to Prevent Nasty Stomach Bugs This Winter
It can survive on surfaces for days, is tricky to kill, and is the source of most stomach bugs in America. It ’ s norovirus, and we ’ re headed into prime season. Here ’ s how to beat it. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MELINDA WENNER MOYER Tags: Norovirus Hygiene and Cleanliness Viruses Source Type: news

Jury convicts Vegas man in $1.5B Japan-US investment scheme
A 79-year-old former head of a Las Vegas and Tokyo investment firm is facing the rest of his life in a U.S. prison for bilking thousands of Japanese victims in what prosecutors called a $1.5 billion international Ponzi scheme (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

New York hospitals to repay victims charged for rape kits
Six New York hospitals have agreed to repay sexual assault victims who were illegally charged as much as $3,000 for rape examinations that should've been billed to the state or their insurers (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

As Measles Surges, ‘ Decades of Progress ’ Are in Jeopardy
Health officials expressed alarm about a rebound in measles, once nearly eradicated in many regions. Reported cases surged by nearly a third worldwide. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RICK GLADSTONE Tags: Measles Vaccination and Immunization Centers for Disease Control and Prevention World Health Organization Children and Childhood Source Type: news

Researchers testing potential breakthrough for male contraception
This week, researchers announced the start of a trial for a male contraceptive in gel form. If it works, it would fill an important public health need. CBS News medical contributor Dr. Tara Narula explains. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: NHS to offer 800-calorie diet treatment
A diet of soups and shakes that can reverse type 2 diabetes is to be trialled by the NHS in England. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news