Elevated hormone may help doctors spot rare liver condition
Researchers found that elevated levels of a specific hormone may indicate a rare liver condition, according to new research with mice. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mice experiments could bring doctors closer to accurate liver cancer diagnosis
New research into a hormone common in mice may lead to better liver cancer treatment in humans, a study says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman dies of brain-eating amoeba after using tap water in Neti pot
The woman told her doctor she had used tap water in a Neti pot to rinse her sinuses, instead of saline or sterile water (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Columbia University and its hospitals sued over doctor's sexual abuse
Seventeen women are accusing Columbia University and the NewYork-Presbyterian hospital system of enabling a sexually abusive doctor over roughly 20 years of practice, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in New York Supreme Court. The doctor, Robert Hadden, pleaded guilty in 2016 to criminal sex act in the third degree and forcible touching, surrendering his medical license, according to court documents. He received no jail time. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Effect of Cardiac Rehab on Sexual Health Unclear, Poorly Studied Effect of Cardiac Rehab on Sexual Health Unclear, Poorly Studied
Observers say there is an urgent need for more consideration and study of sexual health in cardiac rehabilitation of patients with heart disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Most US Adults Have Not Gotten A Flu Shot For This Mild Season
(CNN) — Most US adults have not gotten a flu shot this season, according to a new survey from NORC, a research organization at the University of Chicago. As of mid-November, only 43% of surveyed people 18 or older said they had gotten vaccinated against the flu, according to NORC, which has conducted the National Immunization Survey for the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention since 2005. Another 14% who remain unvaccinated claim that they will get the shot, the survey indicates. Even if they do as they intend, that leaves considerably more than a third of adults (41%) who have not — and will not &mdas...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Flu Flu Shot Local TV Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to identify baby acne vs. a rash
Baby acne can look similar to other types of rash, such as those of an allergic reaction, erythema toxicum, or eczema. In this article, we look at the symptoms of common rashes, how to tell the difference, and treatments. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics / Children's Health Source Type: news

Valsartan Blood Pressure Drug Recall Widens
The drugs were recalled because of trace amounts of an impurity, N-nitrosodiethylamine, or NDEA, which may cause cancer in humans, according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Doctor Says a Woman Died From a Brain-Eating Amoeba After Using a Neti Pot. Are They Safe?
A Seattle woman died earlier this year after becoming infected by the brain-eating amoeba Balamuthia mandrillaris, Fox Q13 reports. And doctors believe her infection started in an unusual, and seemingly innocuous, way: using a neti pot filled with tap water. Terrifying as it may be, the Seattle woman’s case is extremely rare. Worldwide, only about 200 cases of Balamuthia infection have been diagnosed since the amoeba was first discovered in 1986, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Nonetheless, the incident may spook even devoted neti pot users. So are neti pots safe? TIME asked Dr. Ben...
Source: TIME: Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime medicine Source Type: news

Molecular Link Discovered Between Aging and ALS, Dementia Molecular Link Discovered Between Aging and ALS, Dementia
Dr Alan Jacobs on a recent study that opens up new targets for treating neurodegenerative diseases.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

Uterine cancer rates rising, particularly among black women
Uterine cancer is on the rise in the U.S. and it's killing black women at a higher rate than any other group, a report says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Free Beer, Wine After Alcohol Warning at Cancer Meeting Free Beer, Wine After Alcohol Warning at Cancer Meeting
On opening night, an epidemiologist told meeting attendees that any alcohol intake was associated with an increased breast cancer risk. The next night, the organizers provided free beer and wine to attendees.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Most US adults have not gotten a flu shot for this mild season
Most US adults have not gotten a flu shot this season, according to a new survey from NORC, a research organization at the University of Chicago. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast cancer survivors may have lingering mental health effects
(Reuters Health) - - Breast cancer survivors may be more likely to experience anxiety, depression, sleep troubles and other mental health issues than women who have not been diagnosed with the disease, a research review suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Drug May Cut Hot Flashes After Breast Cancer
A familiar drug for urinary incontinence has been found to reduce hot flashes in women after breast cancer. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Liver cancer symptoms: Eight signs you may not associate with the disease
LIVER cancer symptoms tend not to be noticeable until the disease has advanced. They can also be mistaken for less serious health conditions - there are eight symptoms you may not usually associate with the killer disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Major Trial: Partial Breast Radiation Good for Early Breast Cancer Major Trial: Partial Breast Radiation Good for Early Breast Cancer
Partial breast irradiation was almost equivalant to whole-breast irradiation for disease control and can be considered a valid treatment option for women with early-stage breast cancer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Should you do cardio or lift weights?
Many people wonder what the best type of exercise is for burning calories. Cardiovascular exercises and weight training have different effects on the body and may influence weight loss or muscle gain. Here, learn more about how each type of exercise burns calories and which is best. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

Skipping Treatment for Diabetic Retinopathy Carries Risks Skipping Treatment for Diabetic Retinopathy Carries Risks
Drs Jason Hsu and Anthony Obeid on how the 25% of patients lost to follow-up are vulnerable to vision loss and other adverse outcomes.Wills Eye Hospital (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Commentary Source Type: news

With Same Breast Cancer Care, Black Women Do Worse
In a recent study, leveling the playing field by bringing women to the same doctors and getting the same treatment" didn't equalize breast cancer outcomes between black and white women. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Canada Says Talc May be'Harmful to Human Health ’ Canada Says Talc May be'Harmful to Human Health ’
The government of Canada is considering restricting the use of talc, as inhalation and use in the female genital area may be ‘ harmful to health. ’ The move comes amid great controversy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

‘All I want for Christmas’ is the shingles vaccine, but it’s nearly impossible to find
Shortage of new shingles vaccine worsens as demand soars. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Source Type: news

Uterine Cancer Incidence and Deaths on the Rise in US Uterine Cancer Incidence and Deaths on the Rise in US
Black women in particular need to be more aware of the symptoms of uterine cancer to stem the rise in the incidence and mortality rates of uterine cancer in the US, warn CDC experts.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Food-benefits recipients need a better shopping experience
(Reuters Health) - Parents who receive supplemental food vouchers for grocery shopping need a better retail experience to make the most of the benefits, U.S. researchers say. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Matter: The Planet Has Seen Sudden Warming Before. It Wiped Out Almost Everything.
In some ways, the planet's worst mass extinction — 250 million years ago, at the end of the Permian Period — may parallel climate change today. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CARL ZIMMER Tags: Oceans and Seas Endangered and Extinct Species Animals Oxygen Greenhouse Gas Emissions Carbon Dioxide Paleontology Fish and Other Marine Life Air Pollution Science (Journal) Source Type: news

Best supplements for stress: Take this vitamin to help rebalance your emotional health
BEST supplements for stress: Stress can have emotional, mental and physical effects on the body, from feeling anxious to headaches and dizziness. But if you experience these symptoms, increasing your levels of a certain vitamin can help rebalance your emotional health. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Weight may affect the risk of flu hospitalization
Hospitalization due to flu or flu-like viruses is more likely in underweight adults or those with obesity in the morbid range or higher, says a new study. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Flu / Cold / SARS Source Type: news

Older adults may be unwilling to give up colorectal screening
(Reuters Health) - At age 76 the risks of a repeat colonoscopy may exceed the benefits for seniors whose previous screenings have found no signs of cancer, but many older adults don't like the logic behind this guideline based on life expectancy. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Generic Drugmaker To Sell Cheaper Alternative To EpiPen Injectors
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Generic drugmaker Sandoz announced plans Thursday to start selling an alternative to the EpiPen in the U.S. early next year. The EpiPen injector is used to halt life-threatening allergic reactions to insect bites, nuts and other foods. Brand-name EpiPen, which dominates the market, has been in short supply since spring because of production problems. Sandoz will sell prefilled syringes with the same medicine, the hormone epinephrine, under the name Symjepi. The price will be $250 for two, without insurance. Two generic versions of EpiPen are sold in the U.S. for $300 a pair, including one from Ep...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News EpiPen Local TV Source Type: news

High Rate of Waning Botox Efficacy in Dystonia, Spasticity High Rate of Waning Botox Efficacy in Dystonia, Spasticity
A'surprisingly high'number of patients with dystonia or spasticity who receive botulinum neurotoxin type A develop neutralizing antibodies to the toxin over time, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

SGLT2 Inhibitors: Is This the Start of a New Era? SGLT2 Inhibitors: Is This the Start of a New Era?
Gregory Nichols discusses exciting new clinical trial results demonstrating the benefits of SGLT2 inhibitors, as presented at the AHA 2018 Scientific Sessions.Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Article Source Type: news

Q & A: Lizard Dreams May Not Be So Different From Your Own
Some species seem to experience a type of slumber resembling R.E.M. sleep, the dream state of humans. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: C. CLAIBORNE RAY Tags: Dreams Sleep Lizards Reptiles Source Type: news

Sedative addiction and anxiety on the rise among children, reports show
An apparent rise in anxiety among British children has prompted concern from mental health experts, as two reports reveal an alarming surge in medication addiction and the number of young people seeking counseling for the disorder. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exclusive Residency Insights From the Head of the NRMP Exclusive Residency Insights From the Head of the NRMP
We spoke with Mona M. Signer, president and CEO of the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP), about advice for students on the path to residency and some concerning issues involving The Match.Medscape Med Students (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Article Source Type: news

P.M. Forni, Who Argued for ‘ Choosing Civility, ’ Dies at 67
In two books he wrote about rudeness and how to avoid it. He also started a program to encourage the practice of good manners. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NEIL GENZLINGER Tags: Forni, P.M. Deaths (Obituaries) Customs, Etiquette and Manners Johns Hopkins University Source Type: news

Open-Label Placebos: Why Are They Effective? Open-Label Placebos: Why Are They Effective?
We don't know why they work for some patients, or whether their effects can be sustained.Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Expert Column Source Type: news

Mixed Feelings About Naloxone: Saves Lives, but at What Cost? Mixed Feelings About Naloxone: Saves Lives, but at What Cost?
Dr Hilton gives his perspective on treating opioid overdoses with naloxone.Medscape Emergency Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine Article Source Type: news

Menopause a'Critical Window' for Lifestyle CVD Prevention Menopause a'Critical Window' for Lifestyle CVD Prevention
A healthy diet, exercise, and not smoking are all part of a heart-healthy lifestyle, but a new study suggests adherence at midlife is particularly important to reduce later atherosclerotic burden.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Surgery or Endocrine Therapy for Breast CA in Older Women? Surgery or Endocrine Therapy for Breast CA in Older Women?
Dr Lowenfels challenges the findings of a recent study that suggests surgery as the better option in treating older women with early-stage breast cancer.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Gender letter: Does ‘ Having It All ’ Mean Doing It All?
Plenty of new research underscores the reality that women are still shouldering, and expected to shoulder, much of the work associated with the home. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MAYA SALAM Tags: Obama, Michelle Brown, Helen Gurley Women and Girls Anxiety and Stress Labor and Jobs Women's Rights Having It All: Love, Success, Sex, Money...Even if You're Starting With Nothing (Book) Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Vitamin D deficiency increases schizophrenia risk
New research confirms that there is a link between vitamin D deficiency in early life and an increased risk of developing schizophrenia later on. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Schizophrenia Source Type: news

Chile court declares abortion regulation unconstitutional
Chile's Constitutional Court has thrown out a regulation that prohibited some private hospitals and clinics from refusing to perform legal abortions (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

UNAIDS found in 'crisis' after sex harassment claims
Independent experts looking into allegations of sexual harassment inside UNAIDS says the U.N agency's leadership is "in crisis" and says it should consider whether its top official must go (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Radiation Oncologist Charged with Gross Negligence, Incompetence Radiation Oncologist Charged with Gross Negligence, Incompetence
The former CEO of the now-defunct private care center CCS Oncology is charged with gross negligence that allegedly resulted in six patient deaths.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Over 60 percent of people at risk of heart attack or stroke have belly fat
About two-thirds of all people at a high risk for a heart attack or stroke have extra belly fat, a new study says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Time Out of Mind: How Disrupted Sleep Hurts Brain Health Time Out of Mind: How Disrupted Sleep Hurts Brain Health
Circadian rhythm researchers are uncovering crucial links between our internal clock and neurodegenerative and psychological disorders.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Article Source Type: news

Kate Orff: How Can Oysters Revive New York City's Waterways?
Oysters filter water, their shells form protective reefs and habitats, and regenerate into more oyster shells. Kate Orff uses oysters to revive depleted ecosystems — like those around New York City.(Image credit: James Duncan Davidson/TED) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NPR/TED Staff Source Type: news

No-deal Brexit disruption at UK ports could last up to six months: minister
A no-deal Brexit could cause up to six months of disruption at some ports, a British minister warned on Friday, vowing to prioritise pharmaceuticals as the UK develops contingency plans less than four months before it is due to leave the EU. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Study Finds 'Mismatch' of Mental Health Need, Care
About one-third of people with serious mental health distress –don’t get the care they need, according to a new study. Instead, much of treatment is going to people suffering from little to no psychological distress. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Healthy Lifestyle Lowers Odds of Breast Cancer's Return
Healthier lifestyles might improve the prognosis of people with breast cancer if they will stick with the positive changes, researchers say. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news