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Dementia: Five alarming signs and symptoms that you may have the life changing condition
DEMENTIA care can be complex, costly and time consuming, so getting an early diagnosis can be important for planning ahead. Here are some early symptoms of the condition that you should watch out for. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Healthy' toddler, 3, is battling a devastating condition similar to ALZHEIMER'S
Single mother Elaine Fisher, 38, of Dudley, West Midlands, has been left 'mourning' following the heartbreaking diagnosis of her daughter, Holly, with Niemann-Pick Type C. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

16 states affected by E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce
The number of people hospitalized due to a multistate E. coli outbreak linked to chopped romaine lettuce continues to grow, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How do you get rid of a butt rash?
A butt rash is common in babies, but adults can get them too. They have many causes, and sometimes the rash is accompanied by an itchy or painful feeling. Treatment depends on the type of rash, but most respond well to home remedies. Learn more about the most effective home remedies and how to prevent butt rashes here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Teenagers should walk a mile every day to protect from depression
A team of Canadian and Australian researchers claim that a 'daily mile' scheme - pioneered in Scotland six years ago - could help beat soaring rates of the blues in teenagers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Famed autism doctor Hans Asperger assisted in Nazi euthanasia
Herwig Czech, a historian of medicine at the Medical University of Vienna, made the discovery after looking at Asperger's Nazi-era publications along with documents from Austrian archives. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Emergency admissions data briefing
Marie Curie has published a report on emergency admissions for people in their last year of life. It finds that these admissions (using NHS data) are: substantial and often avoidable In 2016, there were over 1.6 million emergency admissions for people in the last year of their life the average number of admissions per person is nearly twice as high as in Scotland or Wales (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia Post diagnosis support
This LGA report identifies what local authorities have been doing to support people following a diagnosis of dementia (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

National evaluation of the Troubled Families Programme 2015 to 2020: interim findings
This is an update on the progress made by the Troubled Families Programme in helping families tackle complex problems and enabling local authorities to provide more effective services. It adds to the early and emerging findings previously reported. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are angioplasty waiting time inequalities growing again?
This research looked at trends between 2002 and 2015 in waiting times for coronary angioplasty. Early indications suggest that socioeconomic inequality in waiting times for non-emergency coronary angioplasty within hospitals may have started rising in England since 2008. It also indicates that waiting times are 20% longer for patients living in deprived areas compared to patient from more affluent neighbourhoods. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A school-based obesity prevention programme was ineffective
A school-based healthy lifestyle programme delivered to 6-7-year-old children and their parents made no difference to children's weight, diet or activity levels. Around 1 in 4 remained overweight or obese. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Faster action needed on lessons of WannaCry attack
The report finds that the Department of Health and Social Care and its arm's-length bodies were unprepared for the relatively unsophisticated WannaCry attack and people across the NHS did not know how best to communicate with the Department and other NHS organisations. Lessons have been learned but there is still a lot of work to do to improve cyber-security. The Committee has set a June deadline for the Department to provide an update on costed plans for vital security investment. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aging gracefully: Preventing falls
Falls, for older people, are serious. They can significantly impair mobility and independence. They may lead to hospitalization and subsequent placement in a long-term care facility or nursing home. And as you get older, recovery is slower. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

24 of the best supplements for a healthier body, according to the experts
A panel of experts has put together a definitive list of which dietary supplements are best and safest to take for women looking to improve their general health, clear up bad skin or lose fat. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure diet: Add this popular herb to your meals to lower hypertension
HIGH blood pressure symptoms can be hard to detect, but left untreated more serious health problems can occur, such as heart attacks and strokes. Different foods an have a positive and negative effect on hypertension, for example adding coriander to your diet an help lower your reading. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2: add this £6 fruit to your diet to cut blood sugar
DIABETES type 2 symptoms can be weight loss, frequent urination and fatigue. The disease often develops in later life as the body becomes less sensitive to insulin, the hormone that helps to regulate blood sugar levels. It is often treated through medication and lifestyle changes. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Couples are happier when they share chores
It's Friday night, you've just enjoyed a nice meal at home with your significant other, and they're giving you signs that they want to move things to the bedroom -- but one glance at the kitchen sink dampens any desire you might have felt. It's stacked full of dirty dishes. One of you will be stuck cleaning them sooner or later on. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Chore-play'? When couples share the dishes, they're happier
It's Friday night, you've just enjoyed a nice meal at home with your significant other, and they're giving you signs that they want to move things to the bedroom -- but one glance at the kitchen sink dampens any desire you might have felt. It's stacked full of dirty dishes. One of you will be stuck cleaning them sooner or later on. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rwandan Reconciliation Through Radio Soap Opera
In the ruins of the recently-ended Rwandan civil war, a team of radio performers attempted to unite Hutus and Tutsis through a soap opera. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Shankar Vedantam Source Type: news

Rising diabetes has left 15 MILLION people living with 2 or more serious health problems
The Academy of Medical Sciences warning comes just weeks after Cambridge University researchers found that one in four Britons were living with several health complaints. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

B.C. town sees success after hiring its own doctor recruiter
Among the advertisements for provinces and regions at a rural doctors' meeting in St. John's, the small town of Creston, B.C., made sure it was known that it, too, is in the market for more physicians. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

‘My treatment could be faster’ Pensioner takes seven medications a day for multi-illnesses
PHILIP Bell, 73, takes at least seven medications a day for illnesses which could kill him at any moment. The married former healthcare worker from Anglesey, North Wales, has atrial fibrillation, osteoarthritis, Type 2 diabetes, an enlarged prostate, sleep apnoea and hearing loss. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hospitals recruit managers faster than doctors and nurses
Three quarters of NHS hospital trusts are employing more managers than they did five years ago. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

These are the best times to exercise to lose weight, run faster
Daniel Pink studied the science of timing for his book, "When." (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Lots of support for Humboldt Broncos first responders, but risk of PTSD can be long-term, experts say
Paramedics, firefighters and police officers who responded to the horrific crash in rural Saskatchewan are in the midst of debriefings to help them talk about what happened, but agencies emphasize that post-traumatic stress symptoms can take weeks, months, or years to appear. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Being a patient 'a full-time job'
Rising numbers of people have multiple health conditions, leading to endless appointments and check-ups. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How a stationary bike, paired with Google Street View, helps seniors with dementia
An innovative dementia therapy tool is making its way to Canada. The BikeAround is a device that combines a stationary bike, Google Street View and a dome-shaped projector to give users a virtual ride down memory lane. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Hans Asperger 'collaborated with Nazis' in WWII
A medical journal suggests the renowned autism paediatrician was a Nazi collaborator. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hans Asperger ‘collaborated with Nazis’ in WWII
A medical journal suggests the renowned autism paediatrician was a Nazi collaborator. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure: Testing over 24-hours could save THOUSANDS more lives
TESTING blood pressure over 24 hours could save thousands more lives, experts say. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure: Testing over 24-hours saves THOUSANDS more lives
TESTING blood pressure over 24 hours could save thousands more lives, experts say. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toddler, 2, is first in UK to have pig skin diaphragm transplant
A LITTLE girl born without a diaphragm has become the first person in Britain to have one built by medics using pig skin. Eve Phillipson, two, had endured two failed operations to rebuild the layer of muscle separating the lungs and the stomach when surgeons made a third and final attempt. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Skin cancer symptoms: Four skin conditions that raise your risk of developing the disease
SKIN cancer symptoms can include a new mole or a change in an existing mole. UV exposure is the main preventable cause of the disease, and wearing sunscreen can help keep you safe in the sun. But there are four skin conditions that can put you more at risk of developing the disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UCL researchers find that blood pressure is being measured all wrong
University College London researchers are urging doctors to switch to a new blood pressure measuring technique whereby patients are sent home with portable devices to wear for 24 hours. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Ways to stop heart palpitations
Heart palpitations can feel like a fluttering in the chest, a pounding heart, or a racing pulse. Smoking, exercise, and stress can cause them, but if palpitations are the result of an underlying condition, treatment will be necessary. Here, learn how to stop heart palpitations at home and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiovascular / Cardiology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Do feminine hygiene products actually lead to a higher risk of infection?
Many women may view using intimate hygiene products, such as washes or wipes, as a necessity. But new research suggests that they may, in fact, be harmful. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Women's Health / Gynecology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Surprisingly, opioids may increase risk of chronic pain
Opioids are routinely given after surgery to help minimize pain. However, according to new research, opioids may increase the risk of chronic pain. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pain / Anesthetics Source Type: news

Ahead of 420, advocates and critics reflect on pot in the US
Ahead of 420 marijuana holiday, advocates and critics reflect on the state of pot in America (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Marijuana's effects on young brains diminish after 72 hours
Marijuana is notorious for slowing certain cognitive functions such as learning, memory and attention span (maybe that's why they call it "dope"?). But new research in young people suggests that these cognitive effects, while significant, may not persist for very long, even among chronic users. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

OBV/PTV/r+DSV+RBV in Patients With HCV Cirrhosis OBV/PTV/r+DSV+RBV in Patients With HCV Cirrhosis
Does real-life data confirm the results of clinical trials regarding the efficacy and safety profile of this DAA regimen in patients with HCV infection and cirrhosis?Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Artificial Differences in C difficile Infection Rates Artificial Differences in C difficile Infection Rates
This report looks at how testing methods and frequency may have impacted the reported rates of C difficile infection.Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Predicting Delirium After Cardiac Surgery in Older Adults Predicting Delirium After Cardiac Surgery in Older Adults
What factors might put elderly cardiac surgery patients at risk of postoperative delirium?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Combination LABA Inhalers vs Inhaled Steroids for Asthma Combination LABA Inhalers vs Inhaled Steroids for Asthma
For patients needing improved asthma control, should a LABA/steroid combination be used or should the inhaled steroid dose be increased?American Family Physician (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Predictive Value of Framingham Risk Score for STEMI Predictive Value of Framingham Risk Score for STEMI
This study indicates it may not be the best choice for certain subsets of patients.Southern Medical Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Topical Crisaborole in the Treatment of Atopic Dermatitis Topical Crisaborole in the Treatment of Atopic Dermatitis
While phase III studies of crisaborole have shown it to be a safe treatment that improves symptoms of atopic dermatitis, does it really offer substantive therapeutic benefit over standard therapies?The British Journal of Dermatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Meningiomas: Overview and New Directions in Therapy Meningiomas: Overview and New Directions in Therapy
This comprehensive review summarizes the epidemiology, pathogenesis, genetics, classification, and diagnosis of meningiomas. What are current and promising therapeutic options?Seminars in Neurology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Implications of Emergency Cardiac Surgery Following TAVI Implications of Emergency Cardiac Surgery Following TAVI
A large registry finds that high mortality is a consequence of emergent cardiac surgery following TAVI.European Heart Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Opioid Use in GI Diagnoses vs Unexplained GI Symptoms Opioid Use in GI Diagnoses vs Unexplained GI Symptoms
How does the opioid prescription rate compare between patients with unexplained gastrointestinal symptoms and those with structural diagnoses?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Fibre deficiency: Dr Ranj recommends five foods to eat to lower risk of bowel cancer
FIBRE is an important part of a person ’s diet and a deficiency could result in gastrointestinal upset. Not eating enough fibre can increase the risk of certain conditions like bowel cancer, but TV Ranj Singh recommends five foods you can eat to avoid a deficiency happening in the first place. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK heatwave: Add these 10 foods to your diet to prevent sunburn in hot weather
SUNBURN is skin damaged by ultraviolet sunlight in hot weather. As the UK braves an April heatwave, you should add these 10 foods to your diet to prevent and get rid of sunburn. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news