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Early Type 2 Diabetes Diagnosis Bad for Your Heart
One thing that's clear is that type 2 diabetes is on the rise, especially among younger people across the developed world. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antibiotic linked to higher death rates heart disease
The FDA has issued a warning that the broad-spectrum antibiotic clarithromycin may raise the risk of death for heart disease patients and is advising sufferers to steer clear of the drug. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nasty flu season showing signs of winding down in US
Health officials see encouraging downturn in a flu season that surged for months (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Couple sues feds for thwarting their chance to foster refugee children
A married lesbian couple in Texas was told they couldn't apply to foster refugee children because they don't "mirror the Holy Family." Now they're suing the government. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'The Dialogues' Takes On Physics And Reality In Words And Pictures
(Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Adam Frank Source Type: news

Flu sending fewer to doctor's office, but season 'not over yet'
The deadly grip of the flu season appears to be weakening, according to statistics released Friday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

These 10 ERs Sharply Reduced Opioid Use And Still Eased Pain
Collaboration was key for the 10 emergency rooms that cut opioid prescriptions by 36 percent. Doctors say they now use less addictive medicines to manage pain and have shifted patients' expectations.(Image credit: John Daley / CPR News) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Daley Source Type: news

Groups Challenge Ohio Law Making Abortion a Felony Groups Challenge Ohio Law Making Abortion a Felony
The ACLU and others contend that the ban violates the constitutionally protected right to abortion and to privacy and that it constitutes government interference with personal health decisions.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Having children ages women's DNA by 11 years
Researchers from George Mason University, Virginia, found giving birth shortens women's telomeres by around 4.2 per cent. Telomeres ‘cap’ the end of DNA strands and are associated with health. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia - PREVENT Alzheimer’s disease by adding this 79p superfood to your diet
DEMENTIA care may be needed for the UK ’s 850,000 patients with a neurodegenerative condition. But, adding this cheap food to your diet could prevent dementia, it’s been revealed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the health benefits of being social?
A quick chat with a friend, a gym session with your colleagues, or a reading group that you attend — how do they impact your health? In this Spotlight, we look at the mental and physical health benefits that socializing can bring. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to get rid of a hard pimple
This article discusses how to get rid of hard pimples. It also looks at different kinds of pimples, their causes, and how to prevent them. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Imaging Found a Focal Liver Lesion--Now What? Imaging Found a Focal Liver Lesion--Now What?
Dr David Johnson on how to follow up initial discovery to determine whether what you're dealing with is benign, life-threatening, or something in between.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Slide/Lecture Presentation Source Type: news

Indian doctors remove 4-pound brain tumor from man's head
A surgeon in India has removed a 1.873 kg (4.1 lb) tumor from a 31-year old man at a government hospital in Mumbai, India. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Footage captures lice wriggling in bus passenger's hair
It is unknown where the video was filmed, but a Facebook page from the Mexican state of Coahuila was the first to share it. The video was originally posted in August 2017. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ER reduces opioids by more than half using laughing gas
Doctors at St. Joseph's University Medical Center in Paterson, New Jersey use laughing gas and dry needling to treat pain associated with broken bones and kidney stones. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deaf singer on 'America's Got Talent' feels the music
Mandy Harvey takes people on a journey when she sings. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

School shooting survivor: 'There's so many of us now'
Four survivors of past school shootings open up about the "new normal" they faced and the challenges that come after such a tragic event, while leaving messages of hope for the students in Parkland, Florida. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA recalls company's dietary supplements that contain kratom
The Food and Drug Administration has announced the voluntary destruction and recall of a company's dietary supplements that contain kratom, an addictive opioid. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Severe Thyroid Eye Disease Trials Show Hit-and-Miss Results Severe Thyroid Eye Disease Trials Show Hit-and-Miss Results
Adding mycophenolate mofetil to standard therapy for severe Graves'orbitopathy shows some benefits in a post hoc analysis, but added radiotherapy has no effect and azathioprine benefits appear inconclusive.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Can Teenagers Solve Our Nation's Most Intractable Problem? Can Teenagers Solve Our Nation's Most Intractable Problem?
Can impetuous, unruly, infuriating, passionate, inspiring teenagers prevail where adults have failed?Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Commentary Source Type: news

NSAID Overdose: Are Your Patients Taking Too Much? NSAID Overdose: Are Your Patients Taking Too Much?
Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy comments on a study showing that people often take excessive doses of ibuprofen and other NSAIDs for the relief of pain.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

How dangerous is your painkiller?
The dangers of ibuprofen and four other popular tablets, taken by millions of adults across the world to dampen their discomfort, were assessed by Taiwanese researchers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Low Systolic BP Linked to Poor Outcomes in HFpEF Low Systolic BP Linked to Poor Outcomes in HFpEF
The optimal systolic blood pressure target for heart failure with preserved ejection fraction is'far from clear,'and aggressive SBP control in older patients with this condition may need to be avoided.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

SOAP to EHR to Scribe: What's Next? SOAP to EHR to Scribe: What's Next?
From handwritten notes to the loved and hated EHR. Will scribes change the game?Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Commentary Source Type: news

Novo's Pioneering Diabetes Pill Impresses in First Big Study Novo's Pioneering Diabetes Pill Impresses in First Big Study
The world's largest diabetes drugmaker, Novo Nordisk, on Thursday presented the first successful data from a large final-stage study of a pill it hopes will transform the diabetes market.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Self-gripping vs Sutured Mesh in Hernia Repair Self-gripping vs Sutured Mesh in Hernia Repair
Dr Lowenfels comments on a study comparing two varieties of mesh used in inguinal hernia repair, and whether patients experienced any difference in pain or recurrence.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Acute Myeloid Leukemia Overview Video Acute Myeloid Leukemia Overview Video
This video discusses the pathophysiology and major clinical signs and symptoms of acute myeloid leukemia.Osmosis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Commentary Source Type: news

Azithromycin: Hope for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis? Azithromycin: Hope for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis?
Dr Nicholas Gross on a flawed but promising study of patients with acute exacerbations of this too-often fatal condition.Medscape Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Viewpoint Source Type: news

Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Young Tied to Obesity Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Young Tied to Obesity
A new study finds obesity bests even exertion during sports as a risk factor for sudden cardiac death in patients under 34 years of age.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Aaaai 2018 aaaai 2018
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from AAAAI 2018.Medscape Allergy & Immunology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Could your tears help to diagnose Parkinson's?
A new study suggests that checking alpha-synuclein levels in tear samples may serve as a noninvasive test for Parkinson's disease before symptoms appear. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to do about a sinus headache
A look at sinus headache, a condition where the area around the nose becomes painful. Included is detail on home remedies and the potential causes. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Headache / Migraine Source Type: news

He lost 40 pounds in six weeks by going vegan
David Carter, 30, was a defensive lineman for the Dallas Cowboys when he made what he calls the “life-changing decision” to go vegan and eliminate meat, seafood and dairy from his diet.He grew up in South Los Angeles, where his family owned a barbecue restaurant. He was a “straight-up meat eater,... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

EHR Time Exceeds Patient Face Time in Family Practice Visits EHR Time Exceeds Patient Face Time in Family Practice Visits
Average total time spent in one visit and average time spent on EHR work varied little among residents and faculty physicians, but multiple other factors played a role.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

FDA raises death count from kratom, a natural opioid
It now attributes 44 U.S. fatalities to the herb, and it launched a major recall of dietary supplements containing it (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Commissioner perspectives on working with the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector
This report explores how and why CCGs and local authorities choose to engage with the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector. It discusses how commissioners'perceptions of their own strategic role, as well as their views on what role the VCSE sector plays in the local area, appear to exert a strong influence on (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'It looks to us as though there is a developing country within Canada's borders,' Lancet editor says
Canada's appalling record on Indigenous health is undermining its efforts to be a global health leader. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Woman with cancer organised her wedding inside isolation
Mother-of-two Katie Welsh, now 33, from Manchester, collapsed three days after her boyfriend  Dan Slawycz popped the question while the couple were on a romantic weekend away in February 2016. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New saliva test can quickly detect Zika virus, researchers say
A saliva test to quickly identify diagnostic markers of the Zika virus is being developed by researchers at New York University. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Clues to Parkinson's May Be Shed in Tears
When people shed tears, certain proteins are released. Levels of those proteins are different in people with Parkinson's compared to those without the disease, according to a preliminary study. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Poorer Kids May Fare Worse After Heart Surgery
The disparities between affluent and poor children persisted even though all were treated at the same major hospitals, the researchers said. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why mental illness is only a part of preventing gun violence
President Trump is making mental health a focus of his efforts to curb gun violence. While experts welcome more resources and attention, some say the solutions are more complicated. Psychologist and CBS News contributor Lisa Damour joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the importance of looking at factors beyond mental health when trying to prevent violent behavior and the gaps in America's mental health services. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A New Day? Fast, Inexpensive Human Genome Will Open Doors A New Day? Fast, Inexpensive Human Genome Will Open Doors
Researchers sequenced the human genome using handheld sequencers in just a few weeks, opening the door to new clinical applications, experts say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Wisdom comes from overcoming hardship, study finds  
Researchers from Oregon State University found that of 50 participants who had battled a traumatic life event, 32 viewed these incidences as landmarks in their journey towards self-discovery. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

You don't need to give up cheeses, milk and coffee creamers to go vegan
Consumption of plant-based dairy is on the rise.By 2022, global sales of dairy alternatives areexpected to reach $21.7 billion: Store shelves are increasingly filled with yogurt, milk, cheese, coffee creamers and cream cheese — only they’re made from nuts, seeds, rice, oats, coconut and even... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

Kidney cancer symptoms: A pain in your side could be a sign of deadly disease
CANCER symptoms usually include an unexplained change in the body ’s normal processes. But, having a pain in your side that doesn’t go away could be a sign of kidney cancer, and you should see a GP. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

IBD Raises Gastrointestinal Cancer Risk IBD Raises Gastrointestinal Cancer Risk
Immunomodulators can intensify cancer risk in patients with bowel disease, despite their control of the underlying inflammation, and new information is emerging on the role of biologics.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Ticagrelor for Stroke: Encouraging Results in Platelet Study Ticagrelor for Stroke: Encouraging Results in Platelet Study
Ticagrelor was associated with a lower rate of high on-treatment platelet reactivity than clopidogrel in Asian patients who had had a minor stroke or high-risk TIA in the PRINCE trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Former Ulta Beauty manager says she felt pressured to resell used products
A popular personal products chain is accused of repacking and reselling used products as if they're new. Ulta Beauty has more than 1,000 stores in 48 states, but is now facing two class-action lawsuits after a social media post. Anna Werner reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news