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Role of obesity in smoking behaviour: Mendelian randomisation study in UK Biobank
Mendelian randomisation analysis indicated that each standard deviation (SD) increase in BMI (4.6) increased risk of being a smoker (OR 1.18;95% CI 1.13-1.23;p (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS England's management of the primary care support services contract with Capita
This report finds neither NHS England nor Capita fully understood complexity/variation of service being outsourced and thus service to primary care practitioners has fallen long way below acceptable standard, which has had impact on service delivery and potential to harm patients (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2 warning - urgent recall over 260,000 blood sugar test strip packs
DIABETES type 2 symptoms include weight loss, tiredness and passing more urine than normal. Patients have been advised to check their blood test strips by charity Diabetes UK, after an urgent recall on about 260,000 products was ordered to prevent hyperglycaemia. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Jarrow toddler diagnosed with deadly eye cancer from a photograph
During a family trip to Tenerife in January 2017, a photographer snapped Presley, who was just seven months old at the time. The photographer, noticed Presley had one white eye in the picture. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Almost half of women REGRET freezing their eggs to focus on career, study finds
The researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, admit they were somewhat stumped by the results, which came from surveying all of their thousands patients between 2012 and 2016. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How likely is your e-cigarette to explode?
As a man dies from an exploding vape pen, we ask how dangerous are the devices? (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Egg-freezing regrets: Half of women who undergo the procedure have some remorse
When 26-year-old Rita Ora announced recently that she had frozen her eggs, she joined a long list of celebrities touting the procedure. “I wanted to be safe,” the singer-actress said. "Bachelorette" star Kaitlyn Bristowe called egg freezing a “backup plan.” Comedian Whitney Cummings tweeted that “freezing my eggs is going great.” And actress Olivia Munn […]Related:Acupuncture is a popular offering at fertility clinics, but it doesn’t improve fertility, study saysMen’s depression may lower chances for pregnancy in couples, NIH study suggestsCDC comes close to ...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Foods for bladder health
Having an overactive bladder can be a very challenging condition, but there are many ways in which people can improve their symptoms. These include monitoring the foods and drinks that they consume, as well as avoiding alcohol, caffeine, and spicy foods. Learn more about the overactive bladder diet here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Overactive Bladder (OAB) Source Type: news

Prevention Bundle Halves Rate of Surgical Site Infections Prevention Bundle Halves Rate of Surgical Site Infections
Posthysterectomy surgical site infections fell by more than half after a hospital implemented a seven-step surgical site bundle, a study has found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Insomnia in Cancer Patients: Interventions That May Help Insomnia in Cancer Patients: Interventions That May Help
Both cognitive-behavioral therapy and acupuncture can significantly reduce insomnia and improve quality of life of cancer patients, the results of a US randomized trial indicate.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Dementia: Make this simple change to your daily routine to help prevent condition
DEMENTIA signs and symptoms include putting items in the wrong place, getting lost in familiar places and forgetting things. There are several ways to reduce your risk of developing the condition, including changing your lifestyle and diet. Getting enough of this could lower your dementia risk. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hertfordshire woman with severe acne swears by skin cream with silver
Rose MacIntosh, 25, from Hertfordshire, says her teenage years were miserable because she was bullied about her skin, but now her life has been turned around and she is happy and confident. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Remote Tracking Reduces Symptoms in Head and Neck Cancer Remote Tracking Reduces Symptoms in Head and Neck Cancer
Remote monitoring of symptoms using mobile technology appeared to reduce the severity of symptoms in patients with head and neck cancer treated with radiation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Woman films an abcess on her face erupting like a volcano as it is drained
Nicole Marbury, 38, from Newport News in Virginia, US, winces in pain as a huge abcess on her face – which took just five days to grow – is drained by a professional. She is shown laughing at the end. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Do eyelashes grow back? What you need to know
Losing a few eyelashes from time to time is normal. However, sometimes a person loses many or all of their eyelashes, perhaps as a result of a burn, a medical therapy, or a health condition. In this article, learn how quickly the eyelashes grow back, as well as treatments and home remedies to help the process. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

The little girl who can't enjoy the summer
Seven-year-old Harper Mitchell Hyslop has rare lung condition which makes it difficult to be in any heat. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Agile Therapeutics exploring funding options after FDA meeting
(Reuters) - Agile Therapeutics Inc said on Friday it was looking for ways to fund operations after a meeting with the U.S. health regulator raised the possibility of a new clinical trial to test its stick-on contraceptive patch, Twirla. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

WATCH: FDA approves preventative treatment for migraines
The FDA has approved a once-monthly injection to help with migraine headaches. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Twins treated for genetic disorder in the womb
Corinna already had one child with a genetic disorder that left him unable to sweat or grow teeth normally. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

We have a vaccine for Ebola. Will it work?
As the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo spreads, there is a new tool that could be key in controlling the virus: an experimental vaccine. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toddler, two, was diagnosed with deadly eye cancer from a photograph
During a family trip to Tenerife in January 2017, a photographer snapped Presley, who was just seven months old at the time. The photographer, noticed Presley had one white eye in the picture. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes testing kits are urgently recalled amid fears they give false readings
Dan Howarth, head of care at Diabetes UK, said inaccurate readings could mean patients over or under-dose with insulin, which can cause problems with hyper and hypoglycaemia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Big Ag turns to peas to meet soaring global protein demand
(Reuters) - Cargill, the global grains trader, sees the future of protein in the humble pea. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Dementia: One simple change to your daily routine could help prevent condition
DEMENTIA signs and symptoms include putting items in the wrong place, getting lost in familiar places and forgetting things. There are several ways to reduce your risk of developing the condition, including changing your lifestyle and diet. Getting enough of this could lower your dementia risk. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Classical singer who battled breast cancer says doctors should have urged her to freeze her eggs
EXCLUSIVE: Joanna Forest, 39, who lives in Essex with her husband James, said she may have tried for a baby by now, had doctors explained the situation properly to her two decades ago. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The U.S. Has Approved the 1st Drug Developed to Prevent Chronic Migraines
(TRENTON, N.J.) — U.S. regulators Thursday approved the first drug designed to prevent chronic migraines. The Food and Drug Administration’s action clears the monthly shot Aimovig (AIM’-oh-vig) for sale. It’s the first in a new class of long-acting drugs for preventing migraines. Three other shots are expected to win approval by next year, and several pills for preventing migraines are being tested.Current prevention treatments include pills originally developed for epilepsy and other conditions and the wrinkle reducer Botox, but many patients abandon them because they don’t help much or ...
Source: TIME: Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized onetime Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Ebola health risk raised to 'very high' in DR Congo
The World Health Organization (WHO) has raised the Ebola health risk assessment to "very high" in the Democratic Republic of Congo, ahead of an emergency meeting Friday to discuss the worsening outbreak. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How do I stop my hair from being dry?
Many people have problems with their hair becoming brittle or dry. Medical conditions may be the cause, but it is often down to lifestyle or personal hygiene habits. Potential remedies are diverse and often simple, and we give 12 here, including oils and plant products that make good conditioners and hair masks. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cosmetic Medicine / Plastic Surgery Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to deal with chafing
Chafing is a widespread problem that can cause irritation, itching, and pain. It typically occurs when skin repeatedly rubs against skin or clothing. In this article, we look at how to treat a chafing rash, as well as what a person can do to prevent this bothersome skin condition from happening in the future. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

'I'm getting my life back': Woman bullied for years because of acne swears by skin cream with silver
Rose MacIntosh, 25, from Hertfordshire, says her teenage years were miserable because she was bullied about her skin, but now her life has been turned around and she is happy and confident. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DR Congo Ebola outbreak: WHO holds crisis talk as cases spread
The World Health Organization will decide whether the disease is likely to spread internationally. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Back pain: Try this tropical drink to soothe painful symptoms
PAIN in your back and lower back pain can be uncomfortable and make daily tasks difficult. Drinking this could help reduce back pain in affected areas. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Back pain: Tropical £1 drink could prevent agonising symptoms
PAIN in your back and lower back pain can be uncomfortable and make daily tasks difficult. Drinking this could help reduce back pain in affected areas. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Back pain: Add this tropical drink to your diet to calm painful symptoms
PAIN in your back and lower back pain can be uncomfortable and make daily tasks difficult. Drinking this could help reduce back pain in affected areas. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Officials In Hawaii Hand Out Thousands Of Masks As Kilauea Spews More Ash
County officials have distributed about 2,000 N95 masks as they warn that ash fallout is the biggest health concern for residents.(Image credit: Caleb Jones/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Scott Neuman Source Type: news

Hawaii Officials Hand Out Thousands Of Masks As Kilauea Spews More Ash
County officials have distributed about 2,000 N95 masks as they warn that ash fallout is the biggest health concern for residents.(Image credit: Caleb Jones/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Scott Neuman Source Type: news

Mother, 27, dreams of the day she hears her baby cry after he was born with hundreds of cysts
Victoria Silvestri, 27, from Florida, discovered her son Gavin suffered from cystic hygroma, which has left him with fluid-filled lumps in his cheeks, chin, lips and neck, during a 18-week scan. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin Deficiency: High blood pressure can be caused by lack of this vitamin in your diet
VITAMIN deficiency symptoms can include extreme tiredness, a lack of energy and headaches. Not getting enough of this vitamin in your diet could cause high blood pressure. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Size 16 woman who was fat-shamed by her boyfriend gets revenge by shedding four stone
Emily de Luzy, 24, from Horsham, West Sussex, revealed how her boyfriend told her that he made sure she was properly fed because 'the fatter [she] got the less people would look at [her]'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Rapid Rabies Test Could Transform Testing and Treatment New Rapid Rabies Test Could Transform Testing and Treatment
The CDC has developed a new test for rabies infection in animals that is highly accurate and easier to perform than current gold-standard test.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Acupuncture is a popular offering at fertility clinics, but it doesn ’ t improve fertility, study says
Wellness services are the latest craze at fertility clinics. They're side businesses that offer such things as massages, mindfulness meditation and advice on herbs to sprinkle on food that go beyond the medical treatments people are seeking from their physicians. One of the most popular services is acupuncture. The traditional Chinese treatment involves placing sterile needles at […]Related:Men’s depression may lower chances for pregnancy in couples, NIH study suggestsCDC comes close to an all-clear on romaine lettuce as E. coli outbreak nears historic levelSurrogate mothers ask Supreme Court to stop...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

B.C. brings doctor fees for assisted dying in line with rest of Canada
Physicians said the costs involved were much greater than the $200 previously provided (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Congo health ministry confirms 11 new cases of Ebola
KINSHASA (Reuters) - Congo has confirmed 11 new cases of Ebola in the northwest town of Bikoro, a health ministry spokeswoman said, widening an outbreak that the World Health Organization believes has already infected 44 people and killed 15. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

In Congo outbreak, Ebola vaccine faces reality tests
LONDON (Reuters) - An experimental Ebola vaccine to be deployed in an outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo has conquered some major scientific hurdles in giving high protection, but it now faces extreme real-world tests including heat, humidity, language barriers and lack of roads. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Blood pressure - what is a normal BP reading? How to lower your hypertension risk
BLOOD pressure measures how well your heart pumps blood around the body. But, what is a normal blood pressure reading, and how can you lower your risk of high blood pressure? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US regulators approve the first migraine-prevention drug that is set to transform headache treatment
Due to be available in the US within the next week, experts claim the injected medication, known as Aimovig, will 'change the way we treat migraines'. It works by blocking the protein CGRP. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Abortion battle brews over expected Trump admin. proposal
White House reportedly wants to resurrect rule that would ban federally funded clinics from discussing abortion, sharing space with providers (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cervical cancer warning - why you should never ignore constipation
CERVICAL cancer symptoms include unusual bleeding, back pain, and passing more stools than usual. But, you should never ignore constipation pain, as it could be a sign of a tumour. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sparkling Pool Water May Hold Disease-Causing Parasites
How soon would you swim after having diarrhea? 17 percent said one hour, but you ’ re supposed to wait two weeks. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Swimming Pools Water Hot Tubs Diarrhea Hazardous and Toxic Substances Bacteria Parasites Source Type: news

Youth suicides, violence: Nunavut community of Pangnirtung calling out for help amid 'sense of desperation'
A dozen youth in a remote community in Nunavut attempted suicide this past February. The next month calls to RCMP doubled. Now, officials are descending on Pangnirtung next week after receiving a desperate plea for help. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/North Source Type: news