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Half of world's people can't get basic health services: WHO
LONDON (Reuters) - At least half the world's population is unable to access essential health services and many others are forced into extreme poverty by having to pay for healthcare they cannot afford, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Pharmacies now can offer birth control to women without a prescription, but few do
Anew law in California allows women to pick up birth control pills from pharmacies without a doctor ’s prescription.But more than a year after the law took effect, women say they ’re still struggling to get the medicines, in part because they can’t find pharmacies offering them.Astudy released... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Soumya Karlamangla Source Type: news

Aurora Cannabis wins rights for licensing talks with CannaRoyalty
(Reuters) - Canadian medical marijuana maker Aurora Cannabis Inc has won the rights to negotiate a licensing deal with CannaRoyalty Corp that will allow it to sell a range of cannabis-infused consumer products. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Woman 'prescribed' orgasms by doctor to treat depression
Penny Sullivan, from Australia, was diagnosed with  bipolar. Then her doctor prescribed 'as much sex as she could handle'. Semen contains mild anti-depressant compounds, says expert. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Delhi to cap profit percentage on drugs in private hospitals
Delhi health minister Jain said the decision was taken after several complaints of astronomical profits being made by private hospitals on medicines and consumables. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA warns against eating raw cookie dough
The new warning highlights the potential dangers of consuming flour raw. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Meet the toddler who can only eat PEACHES
Micah Gabriel Masson Lopez, from Quebec, suffers from an agonising condition, called food-protein induced enterocolitis syndrome, which means he is allergic to almost every other food. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ANALYSIS: Democrats find winning formula in Alabama, Trump 'resistance' meets #MeToo
Democrats found a way to win in Trump country. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Politics Source Type: news

Philippines' Duterte says dengue campaign carried out in 'good faith'
MANILA (Reuters) - President Rodrigo Duterte believes the previous Philippine government acted in good faith in launching an immunization drive that used a new dengue vaccine on hundreds of thousands of children, he said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Senate HELP Panel Debates How to Lower Drug Prices Senate HELP Panel Debates How to Lower Drug Prices
Hearing testimony on a new National Academy of Sciences report on drug prices, senators discuss government price negotiations, faster entry of generic drugs, and curbs on drug advertising.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Mysterious sonic weapon in Cuba may be microwaves
Professor James Lin, an expert in Electrical Engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago, suggests that microwaves produced the sounds. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Canada decides against banning wire-bristle BBQ brushes
Health Canada has decided against banning the sale of wire-bristle barbecue brushes, and is instead leaving brush safety mostly in the hands of industry and grillers, according to its latest risk assessment report. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

Effect of Oral Capsule- vs Colonoscopy-Delivered Fecal Microbiota Transplantation on Recurrent Clostridium difficile Infection: A Randomized Clinical Trial
This research article has led to a Practice Changing Update on DynaMed Plus. It concludes that oral delivery of fecal microbial transplantation is as effective as infusion by colonoscopy for preventing recurrence of C. difficile infection in patients with recurrent infections. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Baby Born With Heart Outside Her Body Is Saved by U.K. Surgeons
Vanellope Hope Wilkins, who had her first operation within an hour of birth, is believed to be first newborn in Britain to survive the corrective procedure. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ALAN COWELL Tags: Great Britain Wilkins, Vanellope Hope Surgery and Surgeons Heart Babies and Infants Pregnancy and Childbirth ectopia cordis Glenfield Hospital Hospitals Source Type: news

Dementia WARNING: A daily diet fizzy drink could increase Alzheimer’s risk by THREE times
DEMENTIA and stroke risk could be increased by drinking diet soft drinks daily, researchers have claimed. The risk of developing Alzheimer ’s disease increased almost three times compared to those that don’t drink diet fizzy drinks. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exercise May Aid Parkinson ’ s Disease, but Make It Intense
Vigorous treadmill exercise was safe and slowed progression of Parkinson ’ s disease, a new study reports. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GRETCHEN REYNOLDS Tags: Parkinson's Disease Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Falls Exercise Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the health benefits of carrot juice?
Aside from great taste, carrot juice may provide numerous health benefits. Learn about the nutritional value and possible risks of drinking carrot juice. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Forget abortion access: What women in Appalachian Kentucky really want
Kentucky may become the first state in the US to effectively outlaw abortion. But the women in Appalachia, where teen pregnancies soar, poverty looms and everyone knows each other's business, would simply like birth control, sex ed and honest talk. As politics work against them, they're rising up to do what others won't do for them. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Having a good night's sleep helps people lose weight
A survey of 1,000 British adults revealed three quarters of dieters who had regular sleep patterns found it easier to shed pounds from their waistline. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Elderly Filipino woman has tumour twice the size of head
Teresita Briones, 79, from Iligan City, Philippines, began to suffer complications after she had a small blemish on her cheek removed. She begs on the street and locals have try to help her. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How JUST one slice of wholemeal toast a day could control diabetes symptoms
DIABETES symptoms could be controlled by eating a low-carb diet, researchers have claimed. Eating just 20g of carb a day could “dramatically improve” blood sugar levels, it’s been revealed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is Christmas tree syndrome a real thing?
As the holidays are getting into full swing, Christmas trees are popping up all around us. But can our festive trees make us sick? We investigate. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy Source Type: news

'My life ... is hell on Earth': Parkinson's patient battles barriers to assisted death
Nancy Vickers, suffering with Parkinson's disease, was determined to get a medically assisted death. But she had to grapple with a bureaucratic provincial system despite a Canadian law that has made the procedure legal since June 2016. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Cannabis could prevent mental decline in HIV sufferers
Researchers from Michigan State University found patients who use marijuana have fewer inflammatory white blood cells, which are involved in the immune system and can affect mental agility. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why cold air makes your nose run
About 50-90% of people get a runny nose when it's cold. We call this "cold-induced rhinitis", or "skier nose". People with asthma, eczema and hay fever seem to experience it more. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Heat-not-burn' tobacco is still a health risk
The London-based Committee of Toxicology reports that despite smokeless tobacco exposing users to up to 90 percent fewer chemicals than cigarettes, their safety information is unclear. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

France's Sanofi pins hopes on new drugs after setbacks
PARIS (Reuters) - French pharmaceuticals group Sanofi said on Wednesday it had suffered from low uptake for a new cholesterol drug and from concerns about a dengue vaccine, but expressed confidence its pipeline of new products would support long-term growth. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Elderly woman has a tumour TWICE the size of her head
Teresita Briones, 79, from Iligan City, Philippines, began to suffer complications after she had a small blemish on her cheek removed. She begs on the street and locals have try to help her. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The very real health dangers of virtual reality
Is the magical world of virtual reality arriving in your home this holiday season? (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

You're more likely to die if treated by older doctor
Patients who were treated by physicians over 60 had a higher mortality rate, found a study of 730,000 people by Harvard Medical School. This is compared to those cared for by medics under 40. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hannah Witton: 'Why doesn't anyone wear condoms on TV?'
Sex vlogger Hannah Witton asks why there isn't more safe sex on TV and whether it matters. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Myles Bradbury: Victim 'destroyed’ by Addenbrooke's abuse doctor
The blood cancer specialist used a spy pen to take pictures of his victims and was jailed for 22 years. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hard-hit by opioids, a city struggles with hardcore homeless
The working-class city of Everett, Washington, has tried an array of strategies as it confronts a surge in the number of people living on its streets with severe mental illness and drug addiction (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

YouTubers try horrific Victoria's Secret model diet  
Youtubers,  Michelle Khare and Candace Lowry, tried the 2017 Victoria's Secret model diet for a week and documented it in a hilarious new video. Salt and dairy weren't allowed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hard-hit by opioids, a city struggles with hardcore homeless
The working-class city of Everett, Washington, has tried an array of strategies as it confronts a surge in the number of people living on its streets with severe mental illness and drug addiction (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Sanofi sees nine regulatory submissions over next 18 months
PARIS (Reuters) - Sanofi said on Wednesday it expected to file nine regulatory submissions for new drugs over the next 18 months and that its pipeline of new products would support long-term growth. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Teva Pharm to unveil restructuring plan on Thursday: report
TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Israel-based Teva Pharmaceutical Industries will unveil a restructuring plan on Thursday that will include layoffs, the Calcalist financial news website said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Ways to stop an A-fib episode
A look at how to stop an atrial fibrillation (A-fib) episode. Included is detail on the best ways to prevent an episode and when you should see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiovascular / Cardiology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Cancer breakthrough: Nanoparticles used to detect micro tumors
Micrometastases are not usually picked up by current cancer screening technology because of their minute size. Using nanoprobes might solve that problem. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Does pride raise the risk of falling?
In this year's Christmas issue of the BMJ, researchers explore whether or not the biblical saying 'pride comes before a fall' holds any truth. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Seniors / Aging Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Ways to stop an AFib episode
A look at how to stop an atrial fibrillation (Afib) episode. Included is detail on the best ways to prevent an episode and when you should see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiovascular / Cardiology Source Type: news

5 years after Sandy Hook, mental health care worries linger
Five years after the Sandy Hook massacre, efforts to improve mental health care for young people have had mixed results (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Heart attack warning: THIS could be why the DEADLY condition happens mostly in the morning
HEART ATTACKS often happen in the morning, and researchers may be a step closer to finding out why. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Binge Drinking and the Risk of Liver Events Binge Drinking and the Risk of Liver Events
Does binge drinking increase the risk for liver disease above and beyond the risk due to average alcohol consumption?Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Combination of Immunotherapy and Radiation Therapy in NSCLC Combination of Immunotherapy and Radiation Therapy in NSCLC
Review the rationale and preclinical evidence for combining radiation and immunotherapy in NSCLC.Translational Lung Cancer Research (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Everolimus With Trastuzumab and Paclitaxel for HER2+ MBC Everolimus With Trastuzumab and Paclitaxel for HER2+ MBC
Is the combination of everolimus, trastuzumab, and paclitaxel as safe in Asian patients as it is in the overall population?Breast Cancer Research (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Improving the Lives of Persons With Sickle Cell Disease Improving the Lives of Persons With Sickle Cell Disease
While advances in treating and preventing the complications of sickle-cell disease have extended life expectancy, challenges remain. Two new public health efforts are working to address this.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Considering Tangible Benefit for Interdependent Donors Considering Tangible Benefit for Interdependent Donors
The use of interdependent donors may help balance the risks and benefits of live donor transplantation.American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Anesthesia and Surgery During Infancy and White Matter Volume Anesthesia and Surgery During Infancy and White Matter Volume
Might anesthetics given during infancy have neurotoxic effects? This neuroimaging study investigated the impact of anesthesia on total and regional white matter volumes and integrity in children.Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Do FMS Composite Scores Predict Subsequent Injury? Do FMS Composite Scores Predict Subsequent Injury?
Is there an association between FMS composite scores and subsequent risk of injury?British Journal of Sports Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news