Vincent Lambert put back on life support as French right-to-die debate takes eleventh-hour turn
Hours after they began the process of allowing him to die, French doctors were ordered to restore the life support of a man in a vegetative state whose controversial case has divided his family and the public. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Paralyzed man kept alive hours after life support turned off
The ruling comes a day after Vincent Lambert's feeding tube had been pulled by his doctors (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NIH Suspended Some Grants to Duke Amid Concern for Patient Safety NIH Suspended Some Grants to Duke Amid Concern for Patient Safety
Case followed misconduct finding in oncology research, and lung research that led to $112.5 million settlement with the US government.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Alert Source Type: news

Improved air quality tied to fewer new childhood asthma cases
(Reuters Health) - Childhood asthma rates appear to be dropping in many communities across southern California, and a new study suggests this may be due at least in part to improved air quality. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Mississippi abortion ban "smacks of defiance," judge says
The same federal judge struck down the state's attempted 15-week abortion ban last year (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure - four of the best breakfast fruits to avoid deadly hypertension
HIGH blood pressure risk could be lowered by making some diet or lifestyle changes. You could reduce your risk of deadly hypertension symptoms and signs by adding these four fruits to your breakfast routine. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the benefits of cocoa butter?
Cocoa butter is a popular home remedy for skin health. In this article, we look at the evidence behind various benefits of cocoa butter and possible side effects. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Lower back pain: Five simple exercises to relieve pain caused by muscle strain
LOWER back pain is the most common type of back pain, classified as pain felt in the area between the bottom of the ribcage and the top of the legs. If the pain is caused by a strain or tension there are a number of exercises you can try at home to offer relief. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mallinckrodt sues U.S. health agencies, sees 10% hit to Acthar gel sales
Mallinckrodt Plc filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and forecast an about 10% hit to annual net sales of Acthar gel following changes to Medicaid rebate calculations, sending its shares plunging as much as 34% on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Computers Spot Lung Cancer as Well as Doctors Do
This new technology is still under development, but shows how artificial intelligence may have a future role in medicine. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to live longer - the 10p vegetable to slash your risk of diabetes revealed
HOW to live longer: Prevent an early death by eating a healthy, balanced diet, and by doing regular exercise. But you could also extend your life expectancy, and lower your risk of diabetes type 2 symptoms, by adding this cheap vegetable to your daily routine. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cannabis chemical CBD could 'save lives' of heroin addicts by reducing their cravings
Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York gave CBD to former heroin addicts in a study of 42 people, and found their cravings were up to three times lower. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Best cream for eczema: The all-natural treatment proven to soothe skin inflammation
ECZEMA cream is the recommended by health professionals to help skin recover from the condition, but certain creams containing certain ingredients can prove more effective than others. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Cirrhosis and liver cancer risk higher in people with type 2 diabetes
A large European study now suggests that many diagnoses of cirrhosis and liver cancer come too late, and that diabetes might be an independent risk factor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Liver Disease / Hepatitis Source Type: news

Dog Person? It May Be in Your Genes
Scientists calculated that genetics is responsible for 57 percent of dog ownership in women and 51 percent in men. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Genetics and Heredity Twins Dogs Source Type: news

Heart attack symptoms: Six signs the life-threatening condition could be happening to you
HEART ATTACK symptoms vary from person to person. The condition occurs when there is a sudden loss of blood flow to a part of the heart muscle. Most heart attacks are caused by a coronary heart disease. So what are the symptoms? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sperm banks in the UK and Australia 'play on men's masculinity to coax them into donating'
Researchers from City, University of London, and Cardiff University collected images of adverts used by fertility clinics in the UK and Australia over recent years to pick out masculine stereotypes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Acne does not define me'
Abigail has faced abuse from strangers because of her cystic acne but is now fighting back using social media. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Only HALF of US kids and teens have OK cholesterol levels - and 25% have dangerous levels
A new study from Ann & Robert H Lurie Children's Hospital has found that only half of US children between ages six and 19 have cholesterol levels in the ideal range, or less than 170 mg/dL. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaccine doubts spread like disease, must be taken offline: vaccine chief
Doubts about vaccines have spread across social media like a disease and false information that "kills people" should be taken down by the companies running digital platforms, the head of global vaccine alliance Gavi said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Frenchman in vegetative state kept alive after appeal to UN
A last-ditch appeal to the United Nations has forced French doctors to resume life support for a man who has been in a vegetative state for years and whose case has drawn attention across Europe (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

How to sleep: Eating this one food before bed could lead to a better night’s rest
SLEEP is essential for the body to operate effectively. A good night ’s sleep is just as important as eating healthy and exercising. However, for many people who struggle with insomnia and with the stresses of the day it is difficult for some to switch off and sleep. How can you improve your sleeping habits without medication? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. must ensure access to safe abortions: U.N. rights office
The United Nations human rights office called on U.S. authorities on Tuesday to ensure that women have access to safe abortions, saying bans lead to risky underground abortions that can endanger a woman's life. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Cholesterol improves in US kids despite high obesity rates
Cholesterol levels in children and teens improve in the latest analysis of U.S. health surveys (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Vitamin B12 deficiency warning: The subtle change to your skin that could reveal your risk
VITAMIN B12 deficiency symptoms include tiredness, difficulty breathing, and having a tingling pain in your hands. But you could also be at risk of a vitamin B12 deficiency, and should consider adding more B12-rich foods to your diet, if you notice this subtle change to your skin. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wildlife Tourism And Other Dangers Facing Our Most Coveted Species
What's behind those cute selfies with wild animals?(Image credit: Kirsten Luce / National Geographic) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

60% of e-cigarette users say they want to quit - but only a quarter have tried, study finds  
Over 10 million American adults use e-cigarettes. The devices may carry lower cancer risks, but they are certainly addictive. Most users know it and want to quit, Rutgers research says. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother, 35, reveals how she had half her SKULL removed after suffering a brain aneurysm
Lisa Ross, now 35, of Cumbernauld, Lanarkshire, thought she just had a migraine while bending down to pick up weights during a body-pump class on March 2 2017. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Sleep apnea and cancer: Is there a link, and in what cases?
New research analyzing a large dataset suggests there may be a link between sleep apnea and the likelihood of developing cancer, especially in women. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news

Polish sextuplets surprise parents and doctors expecting five
Poland's first sextuplets on record, two boys and four girls, were born in the southern city of Krakow on Monday to the surprise of parents and doctors who had expected five babies. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The End of the Road for Lead Screening? The End of the Road for Lead Screening?
Recent USPSTF recommendations seem to say there's no point. But is that what they really mean?Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Article Source Type: news

Is the Sunscreen Scare Legitimate? Is the Sunscreen Scare Legitimate?
The active ingredients in sunscreen are absorbed into the bloodstream, according to a new study, prompting concerns about whether it's safe to use.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Expert Column Source Type: news

Are Veggie Chips or Straws Healthier Than Potato Chips?
If you’re trying to sneak more vegetables into your—or your kid’s—diet, swapping regular potato chips for veggie chips or sticks may seem like a healthy substitution. But nutrition experts say some of these ostensibly good-for-you snacks are just junk food in disguise. “Those veggie sticks are super popular at my six-year-old’s kindergarten, but they’re really no better than potato chips,” says Liz Weinandy, a staff dietitian at the Ohio State University Medical Center. “They have very small amounts of spinach or tomato paste, but they’re still a deep-fried food, ...
Source: TIME: Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized diet Diet/Nutrition health Healthy Eating Wellness Source Type: news

I Need Help, but Employee or Independent Contractor? I Need Help, but Employee or Independent Contractor?
I'd like to have an independent contractor help out in my practice. Is that legal?Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Ask the Expert Source Type: news

Bill Would Raise U.S. Legal Age to Buy Tobacco to 21
A bill to raise the minimum age for buying any type of tobacco product, including electronic cigarettes, from 18 to 21 was introduced Monday by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study Finds CBD Effective In Treating Heroin Addiction
(CNN) — Cannabidiol, the non-psychoactive ingredient in hemp and marijuana, could treat opioid addiction, a new study says. Given to patients with heroin addiction, cannabidiol, also known as CBD, reduced their cravings for the illicit drug as well as their levels of anxiety. “The intense craving is what drives the drug use,” said Yasmin Hurd, the lead researcher on the study and director of the Addiction Institute of Mount Sinai. “If we can have the medications that can dampen that [craving], that can greatly reduce the chance of relapse and overdose risk.” CBD: What Is It And Why Do People U...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CBD CNN Source Type: news

UN 'very concerned' about abortion access after recent Alabama, Missouri laws
The UN human rights office called on U.S. authorities on Tuesday to ensure that women have access to safe abortions, saying bans lead to risky underground abortions that can endanger a woman's life. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Atmospheric gas may prevent 'an early death' in those who suffer head injuries 
The research was carried out by Imperial College London and led by Dr Rita Campos-Pires, from the department of surgery and cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

For fashion industry, China's battle of the bulge could be huge
Rising rates of obesity in China represent a big business opportunity for the fashion industry (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Alzheimer's: Brain changes may occur 34 years before symptoms
New research finds that some Alzheimer's-related biomarkers in the brain change as early as 34 years before the onset of visible symptoms. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

Ohio girl, 7, left hallucinating with seizures and memory loss after a mosquito bite  
Lauren Zehner spent six days in hospital and was left unable to recognize her own parents for a short time. She couldn't even see the bite, but doctors determined a mosquito was to blame. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sleep apnoea 'raises the risk of CANCER in women'
Greek scientists analysed data from 19,000 people to examine if there was a link between OSA and cancer. They found cancer was more prevalent in women with sleep apnoea than those without. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors and nurses celebrate end of chemo for 5-year-old with song
Slater Bushman, 5, is going home healthy after fighting high-risk neuroblastoma for more than 400 days. Doctors and nurses at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis celebrated the fact that he's cancer free with a song. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parity of Esteem Delivering Physical Health Equality for those with Serious Mental Health Needs
This report gives an overview of the work the RCN is doing to address the mortality gap between people with serious mental illness and the rest of the population, as well as their work towards establishing parity of esteem between mental and physical health. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mustaches May Guard Against Sun's Rays
For all of those men who view a mustache as a largely ornamental addition to their masculine appearance, a new study reveals it can also guard against lip cancer. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Improving children and young people's mental health and emotional wellbeing
The LGA's Children and Young People's Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Peer Learning Programme looked at how to prioritise early help and free up acute care for the most vulnerable in order to achieve change; and helped councils and their local partners to learn from each other and from other councils across the country. Eight councils and their partners took part in two learning days and a visit to another council, gaining further knowledge and understanding on how to tackle their local issue. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The prevalence and persistence of ethnic and racial harassment and its impact on health: a longitudinal analysis
Around one in ten people from ethnic minorities in England have reported experiencing ethnic and racial harassment in a public place, and almost double that number have reported feeling unsafe or avoiding public places – both of which are associated with poorer mental health, according to this report. It highlights the need to consider harassment and discrimination in the provision of mental health services. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sea levels may rise much faster than previously predicted, swamping coastal cities such as Shanghai, study finds
Global sea levels could rise more than two meters (6.6 feet) by the end of this century if emissions continue unchecked, swamping major cities such as New York and Shanghai and displacing up to 187 million people, a new study warns. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Primary care networks explained
A key part of the NHS long-term plan, primary care networks will bring general practices together to work at scale. But how will they be formed, funded and held accountable? And what difference will they make? (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

National health servers: delivering digital health for all
This research considers how technology could be adopted more quickly and more widely by the NHS to improve the care that patients receive and to drive better health outcomes. The report tracks the patient journey, from prevention and diagnosis in the community, into primary and secondary care, through into the management of long-term conditions. It sets out proposals for the future development of technology in the NHS, which impact across the patient journey. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news