Urgent care centers often prescribe unnecessary antibiotics
(Reuters Health) - Patients with common colds and respiratory illnesses may be more likely to get antibiotics - which don't work for these conditions - when they go to an urgent care clinic, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Fremanezumab May Offer Prevention for Refractory Migraine Fremanezumab May Offer Prevention for Refractory Migraine
A CGRP agent in development to prevent chronic migraine demonstrates efficacy in patients previously treated with topiramate or onabotulinumtoxinA.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Study: Women At Higher Risk of Dying From Heart Failure Than Men
BOSTON (CBS) – While most people still associate heart disease with men, it is still the number one killer of American women, as well as men. Now a new study out of the University of Ottawa finds women are at greater risk of dying from heart failure than men. In people with heart failure, the heart does not pump blood as effectively as it should which can lead to shortness of breath and fatigue. It can be deadly. In fact, researchers looked at 90,000 heart patients over five years and found that women are dying from heart failure at higher rates than men. They also found that while hospitalizations for heart failure ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Heart Failure Local TV university of ottawa Source Type: news

Pregnant Women More Prone To Depression Today Than Years Ago
BOSTON (CBS) – According to a new study in “JAMA Network Open”, today’s expectant moms are more likely to become depressed than their mothers were 25 years ago. British researchers studied almost 2,400 women who had babies in the early 1990s and 180 pregnant women of the next generation. All the women were between the ages of 19 and 24 while pregnant. They found that today’s moms-to-be are 51-percent more likely to score high on depression screening tests than women in their moms’ generation. Researchers say financial strain and social media use may contribute, but parental depression no...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local Depression Dr. Mallika Marshall Local TV Pregnancy Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is gaming disorder?
The World Health Organization have given gaming disorder a mental health classification. People with gaming disorder prioritize gaming over other activities and experience negative effects from continuing to play video games. Here, we discuss what gaming disorder is and what its classification may mean for gamers. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Mental Health Source Type: news

Defendants Can Be Jailed for Relapsing During Drug Treatment, Court Rules
Many medical experts said that relapse is part of recovery and a symptom of disease, and shouldn ’ t be punished with jail. A court disagreed. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JAN HOFFMAN Tags: Drug Abuse and Traffic Decisions and Verdicts Addiction (Psychology) Eldred, Julie Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Source Type: news

Cognitive Test Trump Took May Have Been Undermined by Publicity, Doctors Warn
Articles about the test, known as the Montreal Cognitive Assessment, or MoCA, listed some of its questions, potentially influencing future patients. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NIRAJ CHOKSHI Tags: News and News Media JAMA Neurology (Journal) Trump, Donald J montreal cognitive assessment Jackson, Ronny L Source Type: news

Vitamin D Little Help Against Brain Diseases
There's no special protective benefit for the brain in vitamin D, a new review of research on the topic has found. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug users on probation can be required to remain drug-free, court rules
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled Monday that it was not cruel and unusual punishment to put a person who is on probation in jail after one positive test for drugs. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blood Test to Identify Individuals for Lung Cancer Screening Blood Test to Identify Individuals for Lung Cancer Screening
A simple biomarker test shows promise for refining the eligibility criteria for lung cancer screening, identifying more high-risk individuals for low-dose CT and reducing false positives.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

CRISPR gene editing can cause serious DNA damage, U.K. research finds
Scientists studying the effects of the potentially game-changing gene-editing tool CRISPR/Cas9 have found it can cause unexpected genetic damage that could lead to dangerous changes in some cells. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about macrocephaly
Macrocephaly is the term for an unusually large head. This can occur due to a family history of the condition, or it could indicate an underlying medical problem, such as a genetic syndrome. In this article, learn about the causes of an abnormally large head in infants and how doctors diagnose and treat the condition. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics / Children's Health Source Type: news

Study: Students would curb binge drinking for better grades, health
How do you get college students to stop binge drinking? Convincing them it will quickly improve their health, relationships and grades, according to a study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK Police Find Source Of Novichok Nerve Agent in Small Bottle UK Police Find Source Of Novichok Nerve Agent in Small Bottle
British counter-terrorism police said on Friday they believed they had found the source of the Novichok nerve agent that killed a woman in southwest England and left her partner critically ill in hospital.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Can Dogs Keep Kids from Getting Allergies?
Scientists believe the results say it’s likely that dogs make bacteria in the home and the body more diverse, and therefore help strengthen the immune system. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are you dehydrated? Dark urine is a sign you should drink more
Dark urine is a sign of dehydration and this colour chart developed by UK sports drink company iPro Sport reveals whether or not you need to drink more water to keep healthy in hot weather. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Botox Tops Topiramate for Chronic Migraine Prevention Botox Tops Topiramate for Chronic Migraine Prevention
Researchers compared tolerability, functional improvement, and more in a head-to-head comparison between onabotulinumtoxinA and topiramate for chronic migraine prevention.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Magnetized wire may help detect blood-based cancer
Researchers have developed a magnetic wire as a quick and effective way to detect cancer early, according to a study of pigs. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Working Yourself to Death: Long Hours Bring Risks
Putting in long hours at the office could make you more likely to get diabetes, heart disease and psychiatric disorders, research suggests. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about complex ovarian cysts
Ovarian cysts can be either simple or complex. Complex ovarian cysts contain blood or solid materials. They are more likely to need treatment than simple cysts. Ovarian cysts are usually benign but, in rare cases, can become cancerous. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatments for complex ovarian cysts here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Women's Health / Gynecology Source Type: news

Cancer survivor afraid his facial prosthetic may fall off in public
WARNING, GRAPHIC CONTENT: Sylvain Pharand, from Montreal, was told he had just six months to live when doctors told him a cyst in his left nostril was sinus and lymph node cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rising Seas Could Cause Problems For Internet Infrastructure
The Internet relies on a network of cables, many buried underground along U.S. coastlines. A new analysis finds sea level rise could put thousands of miles of cable underwater in the next 15 years.(Image credit: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rebecca Hersher Source Type: news

Vibrio outbreak linked to imported crab meat
A dozen people in three states and the District of Columbia got sick after eating fresh crab meat imported from Venezuela (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wellness experts reveal their 11 self-care tips
UK-based wellness experts Nadia Narain and her sister Katia Narain Phillips reveal 11 top tips for feeling better in your own skin as they launch their new book, Self-Care for the Real World. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fat consumption is the only cause of weight gain!
Researchers at Aberdeen University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences led the rodent study, considered the largest of its kind. It was published in the journal Cell Metabolism. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Nearly Half of Gay Men Face Domestic Abuse
In a University of Michigan study of gay men, 46 percent reported some form of intimate partner abuse in the last year, including physical and sexual violence, emotional abuse and controlling behavior. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eczema Can Dramatically Hurt Quality of Life
The allergic skin condition eczema can seriously damage overall health and quality of life, a new survey finds. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA OK's first drug to treat smallpox, in case of terror attack
Smallpox was eradicated decades ago, but small samples of the virus ​ were saved for research purposes and some worry it could be used as a biological weapon (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Loneliness is contagious and here's how to beat it
Olivia Remes, a mental health researcher at the University of Cambridge, explains even non-lonely people can feel lonely after spending time with lonely people. But there are ways to change your mindset. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vascular dementia symptoms: Are you at risk? Six early signs of the disease
VASCULAR dementia symptoms can start suddenly or come on slowly over time. But the sooner your recognise the disease the sooner you can receive appropriate treatment. There are six early signs to look out for. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antibiotic Overuse Highest in Urgent Care Clinics Antibiotic Overuse Highest in Urgent Care Clinics
Nearly half of urgent care patients diagnosed with conditions that don't require antibiotic treatment receive a prescription for an antibiotic.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Cerebral edema: Everything you need to know
Cerebral edema refers to swelling in the brain caused by trapped fluid. Common causes include a traumatic brain injury, stroke, tumor, or infection. In this article, learn about the symptoms of cerebral edema, as well as how doctors diagnose and treat the condition. We also cover the outlook. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

In New Jersey, Legal Marijuana Is So Close You Can Smell It. But It Could Be Awhile.
Legal pot was a central campaign promise for Gov. Philip D. Murphy, and dispensaries are getting ready. Meanwhile, the legislature is taking its time. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICK CORASANITI Tags: Marijuana Law and Legislation Medical Marijuana State Legislatures Murphy, Philip D (1957- ) New Jersey Source Type: news

Cancer survivor afraid his facial prosthetic may fall off in public
WARNING, GRAPHIC CONTENT: Sylvain Pharand, from Montreal, was told he had just six months to live when doctors told him a cyst in his left nostril was sinus and lymph node cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Loneliness is contagious and here's how to beat it
Olivia Remes, a mental health researcher at the University of Cambridge, explains even non-lonely people can feel lonely after spending time with lonely people. But there are ways to change your mindset. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

4-month-old boy dies of meningitis coming into contact with an unvaccinated person
Four-month-old Killy Schultz, from Chesterfield, Virginia, developed a rash and fever within 24 hours back in June. Doctors told his shocked parents he had contracted meningitis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A wire could help doctors detect cancer before patients show symptoms
Catching biomarkers for cancer in a blood test often comes down to luck. But Stanford researchers have developed a magnetic wire that would attract broken-off cells like a fridge magnet. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure symptoms: How much alcohol is safe if you have an elevated reading?
HIGH blood pressure symptoms aren ’t always noticeable and many people with the condition won’t realise they’ve got it. But if it’s left ignored, it can lead to more serious health problems, such as cardiovascular disease. Alcohol can have a detrimental effect on a person’s blood pressure, so how much alcohol is safe if yo u have an elevated reading? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Policies That Lower Drinking and Smoking Reduce Cancer Deaths Policies That Lower Drinking and Smoking Reduce Cancer Deaths
Public health policies that reduce per capita alcohol and tobacco consumption reduce cancer deaths, say researchers from Australia.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Are you dehydrated? Dark urine is a sign you should drink more
Dark urine is a sign of dehydration and this colour chart developed by UK sports drink company iPro Sport reveals whether or not you need to drink more water to keep healthy in hot weather. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to live longer: Eat this many cherry tomatoes a day to increase your life expectancy
HOW TO live longer: Some simple lifestyle changes can increase your odds of a longer and more satisfying lifespan - one of these being watching what foods you include in your diet. One food recommended by experts to eat on a daily basis, proven to improve heart health and fight cancer, is cherry tomatoes. But how many do you need to eat? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Canadian Insurers Are Wary of Covering Medical Marijuana Why Canadian Insurers Are Wary of Covering Medical Marijuana
Sun Life Financial, Canada's No. 2 insurer, recently started covering medical marijuana in its Canadian health insurance plan - more than 17 years after the country first legalized it.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

High HbA1c in Type 1 Diabetes Ups Risk of Heart Defects in Baby High HbA1c in Type 1 Diabetes Ups Risk of Heart Defects in Baby
Among liveborn infants of mothers with type 1 diabetes, increasingly worse glycemic control in the periconceptional period was associated with progressively increased risk of major cardiac defects.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Will power can protect boys from obesity - but not girls
A new study, led by Ohio State University, has found that boys who have more self-control are less likely to be obese but that for girls, all the will power is not enough to prevent the risk of obesity. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to get rid of diaper rash
Diaper rash is a red, painful rash that thrives in warm, moist environments. The rash may also be scaly, bumpy, or raw in appearance. In this article, learn about ten home remedies for diaper rash, including taking oatmeal baths, replacing chemical baby wipes, and removing acidic foods from the child ’s diet. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics / Children's Health Source Type: news

Iowa, Illinois Investigating Infections Linked to McDonald's Salad Iowa, Illinois Investigating Infections Linked to McDonald's Salad
The Iowa and Illinois health departments said on Thursday that they were investigating cyclospora infections linked to salads at McDonald Corp's restaurants.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Weight loss surgery may decrease hormone-related cancer risk, study says
Weight loss surgery may decrease a person's risk of developing hormone-related cancers, increase the chance of colon cancer, according to study in England. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Legal Marijuana Is So Close You Can Smell It in New Jersey. But It Could Be Awhile.
Legal pot was a central campaign promise for Gov. Philip D. Murphy, and dispensaries are getting ready. Meanwhile, the legislature is taking its time. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICK CORASANITI Tags: Marijuana Law and Legislation Medical Marijuana State Legislatures Murphy, Philip D (1957- ) New Jersey Source Type: news

Are Clinicians Reluctant to Prescribe Weight Loss Drugs? Are Clinicians Reluctant to Prescribe Weight Loss Drugs?
Despite a national obesity crisis, a recent survey shows that clinicians aren't using all available tools to help patients lose weight.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news