Woman may lose home after learning New Brunswick Medicare won't cover Florida cancer surgery
Marilyn Steele's roller-coaster ride of pain and panic began in December when she was diagnosed with a fast-moving cancer. After undergoing surgery days later in Florida, her family says she's at risk of losing her home to cover tens of thousands of dollars in surgery bills because New Brunswick won't pay them. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/New Brunswick Source Type: news

Family may lose home after learning Medicare won't cover lifesaving surgery
Marilyn Steele held onto her life but may lose her home because of lifesaving surgery her Fredericton doctor said couldn't be done in these parts. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/New Brunswick Source Type: news

Living With Cancer: The Financial Toxicity of Illness
While medicine transforms cancer into a chronic disease with which patients can live for an extended period of time, financial toxicity threatens to turn chronic, too. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SUSAN GUBAR Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Bankruptcies Cancer Source Type: news

Malaria could be wiped out by HERMAPHRODITE mosquitoes
Experts at a lab in Terni, Italy, believe that gene-editing the insect's DNA to make them more male is the answer. This is because only females have mouths big enough to bite human beings. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China reports new African swine fever outbreak in Yunnan province
China has confirmed a new outbreak of African swine fever in Yunnan province, authorities said on Thursday, as the highly contagious disease spreads through the world's largest hog herd. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency warning - does your hair look like this? Signs you shouldn’t ignore
VITAMIN D deficiency symptoms include feeling very tired, having aches and pains, or feeling very sleepy. But you could also be at risk of the condition, and may have to add more vitamin D-rich foods to your diet, if your hair has a distinctive look. Should you consider taking vitamin D supplements? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Poison control calls for kratom increased from one a month to two a day, study says
The number of phone calls to US poison control centers about kratom exposures increased from 13 in 2011 to 682 in 2017, often for serious unanticipated effects of the supplement, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Clinical Toxicology. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Leprosy still lurks in United States, study says
Leprosy is a disease most people think ended in the Middle Ages, but a new study shows that it's not a thing of the past. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: This Japanese plant could hold the key to extended youth
New research finds that a compound in a traditional Japanese medicinal plant could boost cellular health and protect against the ill effects of aging. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Seniors / Aging Source Type: news

High blood pressure - the BEST exercise to avoid hypertension and make your heart stronger
HIGH blood pressure risk could be lowered by making some exercise or lifestyle changes. You could prevent deadly hypertension symptoms, and make your heart stronger, by regularly doing this sport. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trends Among Kidney Transplant Candidates in the U.S. Trends Among Kidney Transplant Candidates in the U.S.
A new study examined the trends in the US kidney transplant candidate population. What are the implications of the findings?American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Choice of Anesthesia Technique for Deep Brain Stimulation Choice of Anesthesia Technique for Deep Brain Stimulation
The authors present their experiences with an alternative anesthesia technique for deep brain stimulation surgery for Parkinson's disease patients who cannot tolerate conscious sedation.BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Oral Microbiomes of Children With and Without Childhood Caries Oral Microbiomes of Children With and Without Childhood Caries
How does the microbiota of saliva and dentinal lesions differ between children who are carie-free and those with severe early childhood caries?BMC Oral Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dental & Oral Health Journal Article Source Type: news

Uptake, Virological Outcomes of Single vs Multi-Tablet ART Uptake, Virological Outcomes of Single vs Multi-Tablet ART
How do single and multi-tablet ART regimens compare in terms of uptake and virological suppression among youth with HIV?HIV Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

PIMs in Older Adults: Deprescribing With a Clinical Pharmacist PIMs in Older Adults: Deprescribing With a Clinical Pharmacist
This study evaluated the effect an interdisciplinary team which includes a clinical pharmacy specialist would have on deprescribing of potentially inappropriate medications in older adults.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Awareness of Prediabetes Status and Subsequent Health Behavior Awareness of Prediabetes Status and Subsequent Health Behavior
Can simply informing patients that they are prediabetic--without other active intervention--trigger beneficial self-directed lifestyle modifications?Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Promoting Exercise Adherence Through Groups Promoting Exercise Adherence Through Groups
How might social groups help improve adherence to exercise programs?Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Predictors of Dropout in Exercise Trials in Older Adults Predictors of Dropout in Exercise Trials in Older Adults
Which patients are more likely to drop out of exercise programs? A new study identifies dropout predictors among older adults.Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Relief of Heartburn in Patients With Erosive Esophagitis Relief of Heartburn in Patients With Erosive Esophagitis
Does a new potassium-competitive acid blocker, vonoprazan, provide more rapid relief of heartburn than standard treatment with a proton-pump inhibitor?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Kratom poisoning surged 52-fold in six years as more turn to the herbal opioid alternative
In 2011, just 31 calls were made to US poison control centers for kratom. By 2017, that number had soared to 286, including calls for 11 exposures that turned fatal, a Nationwide Children's study found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rates for two types of cancer-linked HPV strains have plummeted since the HPV vaccine was rolled out
A new study from the CDC found cases of women positive for HPV types 16 and 18 - responsible for about 70% of cervical cancers worldwide - fell by more than 30% from 2008 to 2014. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Metacognitive Training and Delusional Symptoms in Psychosis Metacognitive Training and Delusional Symptoms in Psychosis
This study demonstrated the efficacy of individualized metacognitive training, a novel psychotherapy designed to specifically target delusional beliefs in people with psychosis.Schizophrenia Bulletin (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Journal Article Source Type: news

U.S. Investigating Johnson & Johnson Over Baby Powder ’ s Safety
The company said in a regulatory filing that it had received subpoenas from the Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission related to its talc-based products. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TIFFANY HSU Tags: Hazardous and Toxic Substances Regulation and Deregulation of Industry Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Asbestos Johnson & Justice Department Securities and Exchange Commission Ovarian Cancer Suits and Litigation (Civil) Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson receives federal subpoenas related to baby powder litigation
Johnson& Johnson said Wednesday it has received subpoenas from the U.S. Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) related to litigation involving alleged asbestos contamination in its signature Baby Powder product line. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: Should diabetics swap sugar for sweetener? The truth revealed
TYPE 2 diabetes sufferers are advised to cut down on the amount of sugar they consume in order to control the condition. It may seem sensible to replace sugar with sweetener, but artificial sweeteners have also proved somewhat controversial in the health world. So should diabetic people swap sugar for sweetener? One doctor explains. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: Should people with diabetes swap sugar for sweetener? The truth revealed
TYPE 2 diabetes sufferers are advised to cut down on the amount of sugar they consume in order to control the condition. It may seem sensible to replace sugar with sweetener, but artificial sweeteners have also proved somewhat controversial in the health world. So should diabetic people swap sugar for sweetener? One doctor explains. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eat lots of onions, leeks and garlic to slash your chance of getting deadly bowel cancer
Eating 35lb of allium vegetables a year could reduce your bowel cancer risk, a study claims. It found that people that ate the most had a 79 per cent reduced risk of the cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS chronic illness patients to get £3,000 a year to spend on their own care by 2024
Up to 200,000 patients will be given their own NHS allowances to spend on care - including dogs. Ministers want to expand the ‘personal health budgets’ scheme for long-term illness patients. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What to Do When a Minor Seeks Vaccination Without Consent? What to Do When a Minor Seeks Vaccination Without Consent?
More adolescents may be spurred to act on their own and get vaccinated amid growing disease outbreaks and seeing peers doing the same on social media.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Evening exercise does NOT keep you awake and could even stop you over-eating
A study by Charles Sturt University in Bathurst, Australia, suggests half-an-hour of high-intensity exercise between 7pm and 9pm does not affect how we sleep later that night. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The toxic legacy of the Vietnam War
How millions suffered from exposure to toxic chemicals sprayed by US forces during the Vietnam war (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mississippi woman pleads guilty in massive pharmacy fraud
A Mississippi woman charged in a pharmacy fraud case that prosecutors say reaped than $200 million pleads guilty to charges in the csae (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

WATCH: FDA issues warnings of 'young blood' transfusions
The agency on Tuesday said in a statement that plasma infusions from young people provide "no proven clinical benefit" against normal aging, Alzheimer's or a host of other diseases. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: WNT Source Type: news

Slow metabolism: Is it to blame for weight gain?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teenagers Say Depression and Anxiety Are Major Issues Among Their Peers
A Pew Research Center survey found that teenagers across all demographic groups grapple with mental health issues. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KAREN ZRAICK Tags: Pew Research Center Teenagers and Adolescence Anxiety and Stress Depression (Mental) Teenage Pregnancy Polls and Public Opinion School Shootings and Armed Attacks Social Media Alcoholic Beverages Source Type: news

Teens are more concerned about anxiety and depression than drugs
Around 70 percent of 13- to 17-year-old said mental health issues are a 'major problem' for their age group, while 96 percent said it was at least a 'minor problem', a Pew Research report found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Interval Training May Be Best for Weight Loss Interval Training May Be Best for Weight Loss
Individuals who perform interval training, especially sprint interval training, appear to lose more weight than those who do moderate-intensity continuous exercise, suggests a meta-analysis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Dr. Theodore Rubin, High-Profile Psychoanalyst, Is Dead at 95
Dr. Rubin was a public face of psychotherapy and a prolific author whose novel “ Lisa and David ” was the basis of the popular movie “ David and Lisa. ” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: BENEDICT CAREY Tags: Rubin, Theodore Isaac Deaths (Obituaries) Psychiatry and Psychiatrists Books and Literature Lisa and David (Book) David and Lisa (Movie) Source Type: news

Younger siblings with older brothers more likely to be bullied
(Reuters Health) - That younger siblings are most likely to experience bullying within a family, and the eldest is most likely to do the bullying may not come as a surprise to those who grew up in large broods. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Teens view anxiety, depression as biggest problems in lives, study says
Most American teenagers say they view anxiety and depression as a major problem in the communities where they live, a Pew study released Wednesday indicates. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experimental 'missile' drug offers hope for triple negative breast cancer
Sacituzumab, is an antibody that zeroes in on cancer cells. Like a homing missile, it delivers a 'warhead' in the form of a potent chemotherapy drug. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Medical Tech that Helps You When Your Doctor Can ’ t
A new breed of tech company wants to fill the gaps between you, your doctor and your health insurance. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ERIC RAVENSCRAFT Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Ears and Hearing Infertility Hearing Aids Start-ups Source Type: news

U.S. health spending to rise 5.5 percent per year over next decade: CMS
U.S. health spending is expected to grow at an average rate of 5.5 percent every year from 2018 over the next decade and will reach nearly $6 trillion by 2027 as more people become eligible for Medicare, a government health agency said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Aggressive Breast Cancer Responds to New Drug
In the clinical trial of the new drug, sacituzumab govitecan, about a third of the patients responded to treatment and the effect lasted up to eight months. The research was funded by the drug's maker. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could Pacemakers Be Powered By Heartbeats One Day?
Battery-powered pacemakers have to be replaced every five to 12 years. So, some scientists have been working an alternative: battery-free pacemakers that in theory would never have to be replaced. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to get rid of a cold: Five ways to get rid of a cold FAST
HOW TO get rid of a cold: If you haven ’t been struck with a cold yet this winter, you might still fall victim before we reach the spring as cold and flu viruses are still rife. Follow these five steps to get rid of a cold fast. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

' It's Not Every Day' This Response Rate Seen in TNBC'It's Not Every Day' This Response Rate Seen in TNBC
A novel targeted therapy provided an incremental improvement in response rate among breast cancer patients with poor prognoses -- those with heavily pretreated metastatic triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC).Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Health Record Change Curbs Daily Chest X-rays in ICUs Health Record Change Curbs Daily Chest X-rays in ICUs
Restrictions placed on electronic health record ordering systems that limit daily chest x-rays reduce use with no harm to patients, a Cleveland Clinic study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news

Cervical cancer could be eliminated in most countries by 2100
Following two recommendations could prevent millions of cases of cancer, researchers say (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Alarmingly high number' of prisoners in Canada were abused as children, suggests published study
About half of Canada's inmates were abused as children, suggests a study out of McMaster University that's in the March issue of the American Journal of Public Health. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Hamilton Source Type: news