Texas prisons often deny dentures to inmates with no teeth
Inmates without teeth in Texas are routinely denied dentures because state prison policy says chewing isn't a medical necessity and that they can eat blended food (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Implant, intense rehab help 3 paralyzed for years take steps
Electrical implant, intense rehab help three paralyzed patients take steps again _ using a walker or other aid _ but far more study needed to tell why, who else might be helped (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Science Reveals How Fruit Keeps A Lid On Ripening Until The Time Is Right
Humans have harnessed the ripening power of the plant hormone ethylene for centuries, but a recent discovery of how a plant controls the hormone may lead to more precise human control of ripening.(Image credit: Arne Dedert/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rachel Ehrenberg Source Type: news

Paralyzed people are beginning to walk with a new kind of therapy
A few patients paralyzed by spinal cord injuries had an electrical stimulator implanted and underwent intensive physical therapy. They're taking their first steps in years. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carolyn Johnson Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Scientists discover what drives inflammation in IBD
The identification of a protein that regulates the mechanism behind gut inflammation in IBD should lead to better diagnosis and personalized treatments. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Crohn's / IBD Source Type: news

Number of unfilled posts in social care rises to 110,000
On the back of the report, the Department of Health and Social Care announced it would soon launch a recruitment campaign to drive up numbers of carers in England. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Online, in person diabetes programs equally effective for weight loss
Online diabetes programs and ones administered in person were just as effective in weight loss, according to study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Life as a young dementia carer
Krastan Antonov, 24, wants to remain working as a carer despite better paid jobs being available. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Good Nutrition Habits Start Early: How to Empower Parents Good Nutrition Habits Start Early: How to Empower Parents
CDC has many resources to answer parents'common questions about food and feeding.CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Commentary Source Type: news

Thinking of Others Makes Healthy Choices Easier
The new study found that people who were prompted to either think about others, or to have spiitual thoughts, were more likely to become more physically active. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Caring, supportive, collaborative? Doctors' views on working in the NHS
This report presents the results of a survey of doctors seeking their views on a range of issues affecting their working lives, focusing on three themes of culture, workforce and structures. The results reveal that many doctors feel they are working in a non-supportive environment, where patient safety can at times be jeopardised and learning and reflection discouraged (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Easd 2018 easd 2018
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) 2018Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

Incredible scans of a man who had a 4-inch KNIFE stuck in his face
Doctors in South Africa published details of the unusual tale and an array of jaw-dropping scans of the unnamed patient in the prestigious British Medical Journal Case Reports. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Golf clubs should introduce crèches to encourage more people to reap the sport's health benefits
Researchers from the University of Edinburgh believe clubs should work harder to make the sport less elusive so more people can reap its health benefits. Many believe it is 'male dominated'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How the smell of disease can affect healthy people
Disease can affect an individual's bodily odor. New research investigates to what extent this change in smell may impact groups that share a living space. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Despite Brexit planning, EMA fears disruption for 39 medicines
Despite actions taken by companies to prepare for Brexit, there is still a risk of serious supply disruptions for 39 medicines as a result of Britain's departure from the European Union, the bloc's drugs regulator said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

How to help a friend who's struggling with mental health
Mental health nurse Laura Nuttall says encouraging them to see a GP is a "great stepping stone". (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Online sperm donors are pressuring women into unprotected sex
Growing numbers of women are reportedly using unregulated websites to find free sperm donors and are putting themselves at risk of abuse and STIs, experts have warned. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AP review: Drug prices keep going up despite Trump pressure
President Donald Trump has made reducing drug prices a key promise, but an Associated Press analysis of brand-name prescription drug prices shows it's mostly been business as usual for drugmakers since he took office. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Heart attack: How to prevent coronary heart disease and maintain a healthy heart
HEART attacks are most commonly caused by coronary heart disease, which clogs up the blood vessels supplying the heart. Coronary heart disease can be prevented, however, minimising the risk of suffering from a heart attack. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lay Patient Navigators a Boon to Latinos With Advanced Cancer Lay Patient Navigators a Boon to Latinos With Advanced Cancer
Latinos with advanced cancer often counter barriers to palliative care, but community-based patient navigators can help in a culturally sensitive manner.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Are You Tall? Better Watch Out For Varicose Veins
(CNN) — In what researchers are calling “the largest genetic study ever performed” on varicose vein disease, a Stanford University School of Medicine study found a person’s height to be a significant risk factor for developing varicose veins. “We not only found an association between height and varicose veins, but the genetic studies we did showed a causal link,” said cardiologist and study author Dr. Nicholas Leeper, an associate professor of surgery and cardiovascular medicine at Stanford. “That suggests that the genes and pathways that drive human height are also likely to be ca...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Local TV Varicose Veins Source Type: news

False Cancer Diagnosis Leads to Malpractice Suit; More False Cancer Diagnosis Leads to Malpractice Suit; More
Patient and his family suffer a'week of hell'; Fessing up can lower malpractice risks, study says; Is this new law a help or a hindrance?; Sovereign immunity can be extended, panel rules.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Treatable Traits in Severe Asthma Can Predict Attacks Treatable Traits in Severe Asthma Can Predict Attacks
Patients with severe asthma were more likely to have asthma attacks when they had one or more of 10 traits identified, compared with those with nonsevere disease, a study has found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Special Report: Juul copycats flood e-cig market, despite FDA rule
The sleek Juul electronic cigarettes have become a phenomenon at U.S. high schools, vexing educators and drawing regulatory scrutiny over their sweet flavors and high nicotine content. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The taller you are the more likely you are to suffer from varicose veins
Study of more than 490,000 people by Stanford University found that the genes that code for height may also cause valves in veins to break down. This might allow blood to flow back. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Online sperm donors are harassing women and pressuring them into unprotected sex
Growing numbers of women are reportedly using unregulated websites to find free sperm donors and are putting themselves at risk of abuse and STIs, experts have warned. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parents who spent three years trying for a baby will likely outlive their one-year-old son
Charlie Walton, one, from Cheshire has a rare genetic condition called MECP2 Duplication Syndrome which means his development is severely delayed and he is nearly a year behind. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK opens long-awaited inquiry into tainted blood scandal
A long-awaited inquiry has opened into how contaminated blood was used to treat thousands of people in the 1970s and '80s, killing at least 2,400 (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Laxative sales may be restricted under government review
The government is considering action amid fears they are being abused by people with eating disorders. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity to become leading cause of cancer in women
Obesity is set to overtake smoking as the leading preventable cause of cancer in women in the UK, a new report warns. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arthritis: The painful joint condition could be caused by this bowel problem
ARTHRITIS is a common condition that causes pain and inflammation of the joints. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, but there is another type of the condition which could be caused by this bowel problem. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Special Report: High-nicotine e-cigarettes flood market despite FDA rule
The sleek Juul electronic cigarettes have become a phenomenon at U.S. high schools, vexing educators and drawing regulatory scrutiny over their sweet flavors and high nicotine content. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about ear eczema
Eczema can affect the ear externally or internally. People can usually manage their symptoms by using ear drops or creams and avoiding potential triggers. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Atopic Dermatitis / Eczema Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the best sources of omega-3?
Omega-3 fatty acids are essential nutrients. Oily fish, seeds, and nuts are among the best sources. In this article, we take a look at 15 omega-3-rich foods. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Stepfathers are no more likely to kill children than biological parents
Researchers at the University of East Anglia challenged a long-held belief that children are more likely to be abused if they are looked after by one or more stepparent. (Stock Image) (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Endo puts Vasostrict case against U.S. FDA on hold
Endo International Plc on Monday said it would stay its lawsuit against the U.S. Food And Drug Administration until the end of the year after the FDA made new commitments on the regulation surrounding the active ingredient in its blood pressure medicine Vasostrict. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Boston Scientific's drug-coated stent gets FDA approval
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved Boston Scientific Corp's drug-coated stent Eluvia to treat narrowed arteries in the leg. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Pancreatic cancer symptoms: This common problem could indicate the disease
PANCREATIC cancer symptoms are ’t usually present in the early stages of the disease, making it difficult to diagnose. However, symptoms may appear as the disease progresses, such as this common everyday problem. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists uncover whether the five most popular hangover 'cures' actually work
Researchers from the University of Bath examine whether there is any evidence behind increasingly popular hangover medication, as well as if drinking lots of water is enough. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pastor's brain tumour causes his nipples to leak MILK
Pastor Francis Gichuru Gachieki from Nairobi in Kenya, has a condition called prolactinoma caused by a non-cancerous brain tumour which has affected his hormone balance. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What does your 'microbiome cloud' say about you?
An innovative study takes the first in-depth look at the chemicals, creatures, and particles that enter our personal space every single day: our exposome. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Nurse, 40, begs doctors to amputate her leg
Lexi Chambers, of Exeter, is trying to raise £10,000 to have her leg amputated as she believes it would give her her life back. The NHS has yet to decide if it will pay. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin B12 deficiency symptoms: Difficulty doing this could indicate a lack of B12
VITAMIN B12 deficiency symptoms can vary widely, from feeling extremely tired to losing weight. Difficulty doing this daily function or noticing changes related to it could also be a symptom of a lack of B12. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China says new African swine fever outbreak reported in Inner Mongolia
China said on Monday it has confirmed a new outbreak of African swine fever in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region of northern China, as authorities struggle to contain the highly contagious disease. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Dentists call for pudding and sweet soft drinks ban in schools
Dentists are asking the Scottish government for a "bolder approach" on healthy food choices in schools. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are you tall? Watch out for varicose veins
Height may be a genetic risk factor for varicose veins, according to a study researchers are calling "the largest genetic study ever performed for varicose vein disease." (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The New Health Care: Congratulations. Your Study Went Nowhere.
Researchers should embrace negative results instead of accentuating the positive, which is one of several biases that can lead to bad science. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AARON E. CARROLL Tags: Research Medicine and Health Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Antidepressants Source Type: news

Personal Health: Heart Disease in a Heart-Healthy Life
Lessons from Jane Brody ’ s brother: Being trim and athletic doesn ’ t always mean your coronary arteries are in great shape. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Heart Stents (Medical Devices) Cholesterol Surgery and Surgeons Anxiety and Stress Tests (Medical) Source Type: news

Can't Get Comfortable In Your Chair? Here's What You Can Do
Chair design shifted dramatically about a hundred years ago, and it hasn't been good for our backs. Our daily lives are filled with chairs that make our posture worse. Luckily, we've got hacks.(Image credit: Erin Brethauer for NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michaeleen Doucleff Source Type: news