'Concussion pill' using cannabis shows promise
A " concussion pill " under development in Miami using cannabis is showing progress for treatment of traumatic brain injuries. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fibromyalgia symptoms: Five signs you need to visit your GP for help
FIBROMYALGIA symptoms usually consist of widespread pain in the body, but other signs are also linked to the condition, such as feeling tired. If you have the symptoms for at least three months you should go see your GP for help. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Nurse Practitioners Pursue Residency Programs to Hone Skills More Nurse Practitioners Pursue Residency Programs to Hone Skills
Proponents say the residencies provide help dealing with increasingly difficult cases, but some nursing groups contend that the programs are not necessary.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing News Source Type: news

Bayer Will Stop Selling Essure Birth Control Implants
Thousands of women have complained that the device has caused injuries, including perforation of the uterus. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SHEILA KAPLAN Tags: Medical Devices Women and Girls Birth Control and Family Planning Implants Bayer AG Food and Drug Administration Essure Source Type: news

Bayer to phase out Essure birth control device in U.S.
Healthcare company Bayer on Friday said it would discontinue the sale of its birth control product Essure in the United States, citing a decline in sales of the implantable device which made the business no longer sustainable. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Scientists find a safer method of bleaching your smile which doesn't damage enamel
Research from Nanchang University in China have revealed using titanium dioxide to whiten teeth could avoid the enamel-damaging effects of hydrogen peroxide, which is currently widely used. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What religion does to your brain
Have you ever wondered what happens in the brain when you believe in God? We take a look at neuroscientific studies that may explain spiritual experience. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Benefiber vs. Metamucil: Which is better?
Benefiber and Metamucil are two popular fiber supplements. Both products are designed to relieve constipation and promote gut health. Benefiber and Metamucil work in very similar ways but contain different types of fiber. Learn more about the similarities and differences between Benefiber and Metamucil here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Constipation Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Enlarged ovaries: Everything you need to know
A doctor may detect enlarged ovaries during an ultrasound or physical examination. The ovaries can become enlarged for several reasons, including ovulation, polycystic ovary syndrome, and benign cysts. In this article, learn more about the causes, symptoms, and treatment of enlarged ovaries, including during pregnancy. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Women's Health / Gynecology Source Type: news

Deadly rat poison from synthetic marijuana found in US blood banks, FDA warns  
Synthetic marijuana is sometimes contaminated with brodifacoum, a poison that stops blood from clotting. The FDA has found the potentially deadly substance in several plasma samples. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

These foods linked to ongoing outbreaks might make you sick
US health officials are warning people to avoid certain foods due to ongoing unrelated outbreaks of intestinal infections caused by bacteria, viruses and even parasites lurking in some of our food. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toothpaste could give you type 2 diabetes
Researchers at the University of Texas have discovered that crystallised particles of titanium dioxide, a commonly used white colouring, may lead to type 2 diabetes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain Iron Levels a New Marker of MS Progression? Brain Iron Levels a New Marker of MS Progression?
Monitoring levels of iron in specific areas of the brain in patients with multiple sclerosis by using novel MRI may track disease progression and assess treatment efficacy in clinical trials, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

More Data Indicate Ondansetron Is Safe for Morning Sickness More Data Indicate Ondansetron Is Safe for Morning Sickness
A large data set composed of two birth defect studies confirms there is little risk for teratogenicity when off-label ondansetron is taken for nausea and vomiting during the first trimester of pregnancy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

CBD oil vs hemp capsules: What are they and what are the benefits?
CBD OIL has increased in popularity in the UK since hitting high street stores like Holland& Barrett earlier this year. But after the recent emergence of hemp capsules, what is the difference between the two and what are the benefits? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pediatricians should prescribe dance games to fight obesity, study says
While it may sound obvious, a new Louisiana study shows the benefits of such games are so significant that doctors should recommend them to parents as a matter of course. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Turning Vacant Lots Into Green Spaces Can Improve Mental Health. Here ’s How
Researchers have long touted the mood-boosting effects of green space and spending time outdoors — and a new study emphasizes just how much of an impact your environment can have on your mental health. The paper, published Friday in JAMA Network Open, found an association between urban restoration efforts in Philadelphia and the mental health of city residents. “Cleaning and greening” urban lots in Philadelphia was linked to a drop in neighborhood residents feeling depressed or worthless, and a slight uptick in overall resident mental health, the study says. “Vacant lot greening is a very simple str...
Source: TIME: Health - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology onetime Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Bowel cancer: Low-calorie soft drinks could reduce recurrence
A new study suggests that higher consumption of artificially sweetened soft drinks is tied to less chance of recurrence and death in stage 3 bowel cancer. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Colorectal Cancer Source Type: news

FDA approves Agios Pharmaceuticals leukemia drug
Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Friday its oral drug to treat a type of leukemia was approved by the U.S. health regulator. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

A trans woman says a pharmacist refused to fill her hormone prescription
Hilde Hall says she went straight from her doctor's office in April to a CVS pharmacy in her Phoenix suburb, eager to fill her first hormone therapy prescription. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Baby born weighing LESS than a tin of baked beans in India
Ridhima Ajmani, nicknamed Cherry, weighed just 0.8lbs (375g) when she was born around four months ago, local reports state in Hyderabad. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tight Blood Glucose Control in Cardiac Surgery Patients Tight Blood Glucose Control in Cardiac Surgery Patients
Does intensive, perioperative glucose control benefit patients with or without diabetes undergoing cardiac surgery?Medscape Pharmacists (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacist Ask the Expert Source Type: news

A boy dies after he's left in a day care bus for more than three hours while temperatures soared past 100
A 3-year-old boy was found dead in a bus outside his day care in northwest Houston after he was apparently left inside following a field trip, as temperatures outside soared to nearly 100 degrees. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hospitalised Indian man ’s urine turns PURPLE
The unnamed man was treated at King George ’s Medical University in Lucknow, around 330 miles (531km) east of New Delhi. His tale was published in the BMJ Case Reports. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parents of first IVF baby would be denied the procedure today
UK campaigners Fertility Network UK say the invention of IVF is less of an achievement because not enough people have full access to the treatment which helps infertile people to conceive. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Things to Know About CRISPR 5 Things to Know About CRISPR
How many patients has it cured? What is CAS9? Get the story straight with this quick review.Medscape Pathology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Expert Column Source Type: news

Predicting Embryo Ploidy Without PGT-A: Is It Possible? Predicting Embryo Ploidy Without PGT-A: Is It Possible?
Analysis of morphokinetic time-lapse parameters of embryos after IVF is less invasive than preimplantation genetic testing for aneuploidy. But can it stand on its own?Medscape Ob/Gyn (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Viewpoint Source Type: news

Gene Variant Flags Risk for Drug-Induced Liver Injury in MS Gene Variant Flags Risk for Drug-Induced Liver Injury in MS
Researchers discovered a genetic difference that could identify people with multiple sclerosis at risk for drug-induced liver injury associated with interferon-beta therapy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

PCA in Toric IOL Power Calculation: The New Kid on the Block PCA in Toric IOL Power Calculation: The New Kid on the Block
A new algorithm that incorporates posterior corneal astigmatism into toric intraocular lens power calculations shows promise.Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Viewpoint Source Type: news

NPs and PAs: Growing by Leaps and Bounds NPs and PAs: Growing by Leaps and Bounds
Graduates from NP and PA programs are outpacing those from medical school.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Impact of Race on Surgical Management of SBO: Is There Bias? Impact of Race on Surgical Management of SBO: Is There Bias?
Dr Lowenfels comments on a study that examines the impact of race on clinical decisions regarding small bowel obstruction management.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Later-Life Fractures Boost Risk of Early Death
People over age 50 who break a bone may face a higher risk of death in the 10 years after the injury, a new study says. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Palliative care as an essential component of the HIV care continuum
This review summarises the epidemiology of HIV in relation to mortality, and the symptoms and concerns of people with AIDS and those living with HIV who have either related or unrelated advanced comorbidities. The principles and practice of palliative care are described, and the evidence for its effectiveness and cost-effectiveness is appraised. The review concludes with evidence-based recommendations to improve the delivery of, and access to, high-quality HIV care until the end of life, reducing unnecessary suffering while optimising person-centred outcomes. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctor left baffled after a chatbot diagnosed him with erectile dysfunction because of bloody nose
British Twitter user @DrMurphy11, who claims to be an NHS consultant, says symptom-checking mobile app is 'flawed' after it has given a string of strange diagnoses which he has posted online. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Virtual reality may help cure fear of heights
(Reuters Health) - A virtual reality program may work at least as well as one-on-one therapy to help people overcome a fear of heights, a UK study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Osteoporosis Sufferers May Benefit From Mediterranean Diet Osteoporosis Sufferers May Benefit From Mediterranean Diet
Following the Mediterranean diet could boost bone mineral density in patients with osteoporosis, although it has no discernible impact on bone parameters in healthy individuals, say European researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

UK heatwave - the surprising way you can REVERSE sunburn at home
UK heatwave: With the weather forecast predicting hot temperatures over the weekend, it ’s important to protect against sunburn. But what should you do if the damage is already done? This is the surprising way to get rid of sunburn at home. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Ketamine for Parkinson's? Clinical trial in the works
The most common drug for treating Parkinson's disease can have potentially disabling side effects. Researchers believe these could be relieved by ketamine. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

First aid expert slams ‘deadly’ game in advert for Maltesers Buttons
EXCLUSIVE: Qualified British nurse and first aid trainer Emma Hammett says playing Tiddlywinks with food in real life, as in the chocolate advert, could be a potentially fatal choking hazard. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Which Vaccines Do Pregnant Women Need? New, All-in-One Resource Which Vaccines Do Pregnant Women Need? New, All-in-One Resource
ACOG provides a neatly packaged summary of vaccines for childbearing women to protect not only themselves, but their infants as well. Which vaccines are safe and which should be avoided?Medscape Ob/Gyn (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Article Source Type: news

WATCH: Bystander rescues baby from hot car
Jessica Kaiser saw what she realized was a real baby in the backseat of a car in Volusia County, Florida, and called 911. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Women who eat more than five-a-day may be less likely to get breast cancer, study reveals
Researchers from America's Harvard School of Public Health found that women's risk of getting breast cancer could fall by 11 per cent if they eat more than five portions of fruit and veggies a day. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rethinking Hospitalist vs Specialty Care Rethinking Hospitalist vs Specialty Care
Conventional wisdom says that effective communication results in better patient care. Turns out, it's true, especially in patient care.Medscape Hospital Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hospital Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Honduras appeals WTO landmark ruling on Australia's plain tobacco packaging
Honduras has appealed against a WTO ruling won last month by Australia on its "plain" packaging requirements for tobacco, a WTO spokesman said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Leadership in today's NHS: delivering the impossible
This report, jointly published with NHS Providers, asks what can be done to support current leaders and encourage future ones (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Swiss Rolls recalled over potential salmonella contamination
Flowers Foods calls back Swiss Rolls sold under numerous brand names, as well Captain John Derst's Old Fashioned Bread, due to possible salmonella contaminaition (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Swiss, German drugmakers join U.S. price freeze
Roche, Bayer and Germany's Merck KGaA became the latest drug companies to freeze prices in the United States, amid increased scrutiny by the Trump administration of medicine costs. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to deal with prednisone withdrawal
Prednisone is a drug that contains synthetic cortisol. When a person takes prednisone, the body stops making enough cortisol on its own. This can lead to withdrawal symptoms when the person stops taking the medication or reduces their dose too quickly. Here, learn more about the symptoms and how to prevent them. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacy / Pharmacist Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to care for yourself after an abortion
A medical abortion is generally a safe procedure that carries few risks. It is important to know what to expect after an abortion, including the recovery time. In this article, we talk about what to do after an abortion and when to see a doctor. We also provide some self-care tips. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Abortion Source Type: news

WATCH: Girl says she was afraid she was allergic to food and her own saliva
Since being treated by Dr. Elizabeth Latimer, Kathryn Ulicki says she feels "a lot better today, like, emotionally and physically." (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: 2020 Source Type: news