FDA panel votes for prescribing naloxone with opioids
An advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday recommended prescribing the opioid overdose reversal drug, naloxone, along with addictive painkilllers. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Want to lose weight? It is all in the MIND
Researchers from the University of Warwick found people who took part in mindfulness while trying to lose weight shed more than 20 times as many pounds as those who didn't. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nearly 40,000 People Died From Guns in U.S. Last Year, Highest in 50 Years
Firearm deaths, including suicides, have been rising. Adjusted for population, the gun death rate in 2017 was the highest since the mid-1990s. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SARAH MERVOSH Tags: Gun Control Firearms Suicides and Suicide Attempts Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides Deaths (Fatalities) Law and Legislation Source Type: news

Surgeon General: Take Steps to Stop Teen E-Cig Use
The sale of e-cigarettes to those under 18 is illegal under federal law. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

California doctor accused of prescribing drugs in 5 deaths
Authorities have arrested a Southern California doctor on charges of doling out illegal prescriptions they say were part of a pattern that led to five fatal overdoses and the death of a bicyclist struck by a driver under the influence (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

FDA OKs Prucalopride (Motegrity) for Chronic Idiopathic Constipation FDA OKs Prucalopride (Motegrity) for Chronic Idiopathic Constipation
Prucalopride, a selective serotonin-4 (5-HT4) receptor agonist, enhances bowel motility by stimulating colonic peristalsis.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Alert Source Type: news

Best supplements for skin: This live bacteria supplement could help clear your acne
BEST supplements for skin: Acne is a chronic inflammatory skin condition which often has a severe impact on an individual ’s life. It predominantly occurs on face but may also appear on the back, chest and shoulders. Many experts have suggested diet can have large impact on acne, and making sure you get certain vitamins may help. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

You CAN eat nuts on a diet - but only if they are consumed whole
A study carried out by King's College London found that fat stays trapped within an almond's structure during digestion and is not absorbed, but only if it is eaten whole and not as a flour. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Crippling loneliness can strike Americans as young as 27, study finds
Loneliness is associated with higher rates of mental and physical illness, suicide and shorter lifespans - especially among the elderly. But new UC San Diego data shows it hits 20-somethings, too. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

At Black Barbershops, BP Reductions Still in Style at 1 Year At Black Barbershops, BP Reductions Still in Style at 1 Year
The pharmacist-led program was heralded at 6 months, but questions about sustainability prompted a longer look. Will 12 months be enough?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How can I balance my hormones?
There are many ways to help balance hormones, including managing stress and maintaining healthful sleep, exercise, and dietary habits. Learn more about natural ways to balance hormones here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Endocrinology Source Type: news

To understand life expectancy fall, start in West Virginia
West Virginia serves as harbinger of health woes: overdoses, suicides, obesity and sinking life expectancy (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

New Hampshire physician assistant guilty of Insys opioid kickback scheme
A former physician assistant in New Hampshire was convicted on Tuesday of charges that he accepted nearly $50,000 in kickbacks from Insys Therapeutics Inc in exchange for prescribing its addictive fentanyl spray. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Widespread occasional antibiotic use linked to resistance
Using antibiotics from time-to-time within a large population creates a higher risk of resistance to the drug than heavy use among a small population, according to a study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heartbreaking images show masked aid workers carrying coffins of babies who died of Ebola
More than 500 people have already caught the deadly virus in the north-east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where efforts to control the outbreak are being hampered by violence. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How food choices may affect your brain's destiny
Dr. David Perlmutter claims eating foods high in carbs causes brain inflammation and can trigger conditions like anxiety, depression and ADHD (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Guideline group turns gaze to opioid epidemic
(Reuters Health) - - As the opioid epidemic deepens, a government-backed panel that routinely draws up guidelines for disease prevention is starting to search for ways to prevent addiction to these drugs in the first place. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Banning sweets at supermarket checkouts 'works'
Removing the temptation stops unhealthy impulse buying, a large UK study suggests. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Canada takes steps to restrict amount of alcohol allowed in sugary premixed beverages
Health Canada is taking steps to reduce the amount of alcohol allowed in the potent, sugary, premixed drinks that the agency says are becoming a growing risk to public health, especially for young people. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

Health Canada takes steps to restrict amount of alcohol allowed in sugary pre-mixed beverages
The organization says these drinks are becoming a growing risk to public health, especially for young people. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

Shoppers buy 75 per cent fewer unhealthy items when they're removed from checkouts
People are less inclined to buy chocolate bars while in queues to eat 'on the go'. A total of 17% fewer items were taken home after policies were introduced in six British supermarkets, a study found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the benefits of spirulina?
Spirulina is blue-green algae often hailed as a superfood. It contains many key nutrients and may have wide-ranging benefits, including for blood pressure, diabetes, and removing toxic chemicals from the body. Learn more about the benefits of spirulina here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Loneliness peaks at three key ages, study finds -- but wisdom may help
Rising rates of loneliness may not be news, but the three periods when it peaks may come as a surprise: More people reported feeling moderate to severe loneliness during their late 20s, their mid-50s and their late 80s than in other life periods, according to research published Tuesday in the journal International Psychogeriatrics. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Facebook banned mastectomy nipple tattoo pictures
Gemma Winstanley's nipple tattoos for mastectomy patients were deemed "sexual content" by Facebook. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The germiest places to avoid while traveling over the holidays
An expert shares where to sit and what to avoid doing while traveling. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

US surgeon general issues advisory on teen use of e-cigarettes
Prompted by an unprecedented spike in the use of e-cigarettes among teens, the US surgeon general issued a call to action for parents, teachers and health professionals about the negative health consequences of e-cigarettes at a news conference Tuesday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. Surgeon General wants tougher action to tackle teen vaping epidemic
U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams on Tuesday issued a rare advisory https://e-cigarettes.surgeongeneral.gov/documents/surgeon-generals-advisory-on-e-cigarette-use-among-youth-2018.pdf, calling for aggressive steps against e-cigarette use among teens, which he said has become an "epidemic". (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says she’s taking a ‘self-care’ break. Here’s what that means.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just became the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. Now she's taking some time for "self-care." (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Bever Source Type: news

Drone delivers vaccines for kids on remote island
The drone delivery covered almost 25 miles of rainforests and rugged mountainous terrain (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Few elderly patients record treatment preferences before surgery
(Reuters Health) - - Only one in four U.S. seniors with chronic health problems prepare documents detailing their treatment preferences ahead of undergoing risky surgery, a study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Worldwide Dementia Rates More Than Doubled Over 26-Year Span Worldwide Dementia Rates More Than Doubled Over 26-Year Span
With the limited scope of dementia prevention and treatment, the burden on caregivers and health systems devoted to care of the elderly will continue to increase rapidly.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Losartan potassium: Uses and warnings
This article provides an overview of the benefits, effectiveness, side effects, and warnings associated with losartan potassium. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hypertension Source Type: news

Indivior plans cheaper opioid addiction drug if rivals launch copycats
Indivior Plc said on Tuesday it could launch a cheaper version of its blockbuster opioid addiction treatment, Suboxone, if rivals release generic versions of the drug. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Genetic Basis of Early-Onset AF: The Case Titins Genetic Basis of Early-Onset AF: The Case Titins
The presence of loss-of-function variants in a gene encoded for the sarcomeric protein titin was elevated in people with early-onset atrial fibrillation and no cardiomyopathy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Global Health: An Island Nation ’ s Health Experiment: Vaccines Delivered by Drone
In Vanuatu, 20 percent of children miss their shots because villages are so hard to reach. It has hired an Australian company to fly them in. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Drones (Pilotless Planes) Vaccination and Immunization Humanitarian Aid Children and Childhood United Nations Children's Fund Zipline Inc Vanuatu Australia Source Type: news

Surgeon general issues warning about e-cigarette 'epidemic'
To curb the rising use of e-cigarettes among children, U.S. Surgeon General Vice Adm. Jerome M. Adams has sent out a public warning about the risks of vaping. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shingles Patterns Differ in Hematologic and Solid Cancers Shingles Patterns Differ in Hematologic and Solid Cancers
The occurrence of shingles in cancer patients is linked to the form of cancer. Hematologic cancers increase the risk; chemotherapy primarily drives the risk in solid tumors, suggest Australian data.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Pet Allergies? How To Be A Good Guest, or Host
When you have animal allergies and you’re traveling, or you’re expecting guests who may be allergic to your pets, there are a few steps that can both guest and host can take to make the sneezing and itching less a problem. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Top Cardiology Trials of 2018 in Review The Top Cardiology Trials of 2018 in Review
Contrasting studies on the benefits of percutaneous mitral regurgitation and a fall from grace for aspirin make the list for Bob Harrington and Mike Gibson. Find out what else piqued their interest.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

For 2019, ADA and ACC Align Their Diabetes Recommendations For 2019, ADA and ACC Align Their Diabetes Recommendations
New Standards of Care also emphasize patient-centered care and decision-making, offer new takes on old paradigms, address both older and younger people with diabetes, and highlight cost concerns.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Surgeon General Warns Youth Vaping Is Now An 'Epidemic'
U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams issued a forceful advisory about vaping by U.S. teenagers, saying electronic cigarette use among young people has reached levels that require urgent action.(Image credit: Eric Baradat/AFP/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to get rid of visceral fat: Nine foods that can help reduce the 'dangerous' belly fat
HOW TO get rid of visceral fat: Deemed the most dangerous body fat by experts, visceral fat is stored in the abdomen and surrounds a number of vital organs. If a person has too much visceral fat they can be at increased risk of serous health problems. One of the best ways to reduce the harmful belly fat is to make simple changes to your diet. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Type 2 diabetes: How do migraines affect risk?
Women with current migraine have a lower risk of type 2 diabetes compared with those with no history of migraine, according to a large observational study. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Headache / Migraine Source Type: news

Can Naps Lessen CV-Risk Impact of Poor Night Sleep? PURE Insights Can Naps Lessen CV-Risk Impact of Poor Night Sleep? PURE Insights
Daytime naps may raise cardiovascular risk, but the increase seems attenuated in people who also sleep less at night, suggesting naps serve as'a compensatory mechanism when nocturnal sleep is short. 'Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Medical Historian Prescribes, Fact Checks for Television Medical Historian Prescribes, Fact Checks for Television
Who takes the call when Hollywood needs help with a medical script? In one case, the director of the Museum of Vision helped out, and plans to open to the public in 2020 are underway.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Should Flu Vaccine Be Mandatory for Medical Staff?
The survey comes after an unidentified nurse was allegedly fired for refusing to get a flu vaccine, drawing the attention of protesters who supported what they said was a violation of her conscience protection rights. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Avoiding Sexually Transmitted Infections: Beware Partner A Avoiding Sexually Transmitted Infections: Beware Partner A
A new study examines the impact of'serial monogamy'on the risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections, but it may miss the most important point, says Dr Perry Wilson.Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

Scientists create a 1cm device that attaches to the stomach and tells the brain it is full
The implant, yet to be named, becomes activated when the stomach naturally starts churning food during digestion. It was developed by a team of experts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MRI Monitors Liver Fat Response to Bariatric Surgery MRI Monitors Liver Fat Response to Bariatric Surgery
Hepatic steatosis improved rapidly with bariatric surgery; improvements were highest in those with marked steatosis presurgery and unrelated to starting weight or amount of weight lost, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Metformin and B12 Deficiency: A Bigger Problem Than We Thought Metformin and B12 Deficiency: A Bigger Problem Than We Thought
New evidence suggests that preventing vitamin B12 deficiency could reduce peripheral neuropathy in patients on metformin.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news