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Challenges and New Opportunities for GxE Interaction Studies Challenges and New Opportunities for GxE Interaction Studies
How does the interaction of genes and environment contribute to our understanding of disease in the human population? Read about the emerging field of gene-environment interaction (GxE) in this review.American Journal of Epidemiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Discharge Plans for Geriatric Inpatients With Delirium Discharge Plans for Geriatric Inpatients With Delirium
Are outpatient providers to geriatric patients with delirium who are discharged on a new antipsychotic being properly provided with instructions for discontinuation?Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Inflammation After Cataract and Complex Ocular Surgeries Inflammation After Cataract and Complex Ocular Surgeries
Which management strategies for postoperative ocular inflammation are most effective?The British Journal of Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Journal Article Source Type: news

Extended Alar Contour Grafts in Rhinoplasty Extended Alar Contour Grafts in Rhinoplasty
The authors discuss the extended alar contour graft as another technique in the open approach to rhinoplasty.Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

A New Strategy for High-Sensitivity Troponin in the ED A New Strategy for High-Sensitivity Troponin in the ED
Is it time to extend our use of hs-cTn in the acute setting beyond just ruling out acute illness? In this commentary, the author explores the utility of hs-cTn as a marker of subclinical pathology.Journal of the American College of Cardiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Underestimation of LDL-C With the Friedewald Equation Underestimation of LDL-C With the Friedewald Equation
Given that the Friedewald equation has been shown to underestimate LDL-C concentrations, what method should be used to accurately ascertain LDL-C levels?Laboratory Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

A Mean Platelet Volume Rise in CAP Predicts Poor Prognosis A Mean Platelet Volume Rise in CAP Predicts Poor Prognosis
A new study examines the prognostic significance of mean platelet volume in patients hospitalized for community-acquired pneumonia.BMC Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Lessons Learned About End of Life Care Lessons Learned About End of Life Care
A BMA research project provides insight into the issues surrounding end of life care -- from the perspective of both doctors and patients.Student BMJ (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Journal Article Source Type: news

Queensland woman loses 50kgs without a diet
Queensland woman Chenai Boucher, 20, tipped the scales at 120kgs before a combination of powerlifting and CrossFit exercise led to a 50kg weight-loss. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Paralympian Jessica Smith tandem feeding her two children
Australian Paralympian Jessica Smith has spoken candidly about the struggles of breastfeeding her two young children at the same time. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The top wellness trends for 2018, revealed  by Pinterest
In anticipation of the New Year, Pinterest have put together a list of the top wellness trends for 2018 - and there's plenty to enjoy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do you hate cilantro? The answer may be in your DNA
The new video from ACS Reactions explores the so-called ‘cilantroversy’ that causes people to be so divided on the common herb. Scientists say it may be because of a genetic variation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bristol Uni says smokers less attractive to opposite sex
A group of 500 people were asked to pick the more attractive twin out of a smoker and a non-smoker by academics from Bristol University. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cold weather and loneliness 'lethal in winter'
England's chief nurse urges people to look out for family, friends and neighbours to help save lives. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Did Sanofi, WHO ignore warning signals on dengue vaccine?
CHICAGO/LONDON (Reuters) - When French drugmaker Sanofi published the results of clinical trials of children given its dengue vaccine two years ago, the overall findings were that it protected against the world's biggest and fastest growing mosquito-borne disease. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Living by a gym makes you more likely to be slim
Those that live near to a gym and further away from a takeaway are more likely to be slim according to a study. The study which tracked 400,000 people found convenience is key to keeping in shape. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lawyers clash over impact of Trump's rules on birth control
Lawyers for California and the U.S. Department of Justice have clashed in court over whether new rules from President Donald Trump's administration would dramatically reduce women's access to free birth control (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Wearing a stoma
Natalie Toper tells her story of why she wears a stoma and how it has affected her daily life. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High-tech healers give kids a helping hand
Christmas came early for Harmony Taylor, who got what she wanted most: the hand she'd been missing since birth (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Latest: Lawyer: Not clear Trump rules would affect women
A lawyer for the U.S. Department of Justice says it's not clear that new rules crafted by the Trump administration would cause any woman to lose her insurance coverage for birth control services (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Dementia victims stranded in hospital this Christmas
Karen Moore, 40, from Hebden Bridge, lost her father, Edward Knowles, who suffered from dementia, after he was stranded in hospital for six months. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia SCANDAL: Hundreds of patients will be STRANDED in hospital on Christmas Day
HUNDREDS of people with dementia who are well enough to go home will be stranded in hospital on Christmas Day with some sufferers waiting up to 10 times as long as those without the condition, a new investigation has revealed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tobacco giant wants to stub out cigarettes for less harmful alternatives
HEARD the one about the tobacco company that wants everyone to stop smoking cigarettes? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Disposal of unused pain medications
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aging parents: 8 warning signs of health problems
(Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. judge questions Trump administration on birth control rules
OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) - A U.S. judge questioned on Tuesday whether the federal government properly formulated new rules that undermine an Obamacare requirement for employers to provide insurance that covers women's birth control. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Pregnancy Outcomes in Obese Women Better With Induced Labor Pregnancy Outcomes in Obese Women Better With Induced Labor
Most differences from expectant management were seen at 39 and 40, but not 41, weeks of gestation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

The healthiest and least healthy states in the U.S.
See where your state ranks on the list of the healthiest – and least healthy – states in the nation (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kids' Risk for Chronic Conditions Higher When Mom Has RA Kids' Risk for Chronic Conditions Higher When Mom Has RA
Clinicians should be aware that offspring of moms with RA may have higher risk for RA, thyroid disease, or epilepsy, researchers warn.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Alabama mother-of-three welcomes sextuplets
Courtney and Eric Waldrop, 35, welcomed three boys and three girls yesterday to join their twins, five, and oldest son, eight. The family from Alabama is now a family of 11. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Republicans propose to delay, pause Obamacare taxes
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Republicans proposed on Tuesday to delay or suspend several taxes under former President Barack Obama's healthcare law, including a tax on medical devices and the so-called "Cadillac" tax on generous health insurance plans. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Baby born with her heart growing OUTSIDE of her chest
Vanellope Hope Wilkins was due to be delivered on Christmas Eve before a rare condition meant she had to be born prematurely by c-section in November at Leicester's Glenfield Hospital. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘Phenomenal’ trial results may lead to a treatment for Huntington ’ s disease, experts say
The discovery of a drug that may treat the fatal disease known as Huntington's is being hailed as “historic” by Louise Vetter, president and CEO of the Huntington's Disease Society of America, and “phenomenal” and “fantastically promising” by Huntington's researchers, including the woman who discovered the genetic mutation that causes the disease. “I'm ecstatic,” said Nancy Wexler, […]Related:A baby was born with her heart outside her body — and survivedTrump reportedly drinks 12 cans of Diet Coke each day. Is that healthy?New CDC head faces questions a...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘ Phenomenal ’ trial results may lead to a treatment for Huntington ’ s disease, experts say
The discovery of a drug that may treat the fatal disease known as Huntington's is being hailed as “historic” by Louise Vetter, president and CEO of the Huntington's Disease Society of America, and “phenomenal” and “fantastically promising” by Huntington's researchers, including the woman who discovered the genetic mutation that causes the disease. “I'm ecstatic,” said Nancy Wexler, […]Related:Trump reportedly drinks 12 cans of Diet Coke each day. Is that healthy?New CDC head faces questions about financial conflicts of interestSurge in gun sales after Sandy H...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Giant Prehistoric Penguins Once Swam Off The Coast Of New Zealand
Scientists have uncovered the fossil of an ancestral penguin off the east coast of New Zealand. It was one of the earliest known species of penguin and also one of the largest.(Image credit: Gerald Mayr) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rhitu Chatterjee Source Type: news

Many young U.S. men at high risk for HIV do not take anti-HIV pill
(Reuters Health) - Less than 4 percent of young adult men-who-have-sex-with-men in the U.S. – a population at significant risk of contracting the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) – reported ever using the pill that protects them from the virus, in a recently published study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Astronomers Want To Know: Does This Interstellar Visitor Have A Message For Us?
'Oumuamua is the first of its kind: an object from outside our solar system, observed by astronomers. Now, a group of researchers is trying to find out if it is transmitting any signs of life.(Image credit: ESO/M. Kornmesser) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Colin Dwyer Source Type: news

Birth control can lower cancer risk as well
A recent study found that birth control was linked to an increased risk of breast cancer. But a doctor from Brigham& Women's Hospital explains why the benefits can outweigh the risks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Scientists Are Growing Mini Brains In Petri Dishes For Experiments
All week, All Things Considered is offering Highly Specific Superlatives in honor of the year that was. On Tuesday, we look at the weirdest leap forward in brain science. Researchers can now grow mini brains in a petri dish and then experiment on them. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jon Hamilton Source Type: news

An Asteroid Gets Its Close-Up As Gemenids Light Up The Sky
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Source: NPR Health and Science - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurel Wamsley Source Type: news

An Asteroid Gets Its Close-Up As Geminids Light Up The Sky
(Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurel Wamsley Source Type: news

Older women should not take hormones to prevent chronic diseases
(Reuters Health) - Postmenopausal women should not use hormone therapy to prevent chronic medical conditions, because the risk of significant side effects outweighs the unclear evidence of a benefit, according to a government-backed panel of experts. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Will 'AI' Be Part of Your Health-Care Team?
One new study suggests artificial intelligence (AI) might someday detect breast cancer that has spread to the lymph nodes. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Booze Traveler host Jack Maxwell has blood cancer
Maxwell revealed that his only symptom was exhaustion, which he assumed was from traveling. But a biopsy in April 2016 confirmed his diagnosis. He only missed two days of filming. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Firefighters Struggle To Contain Southern California's Thomas Fire
Firefighters made some progress controlling the Thomas Fire in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, which is the fifth-largest in the state's history. Other fires in the area are mostly contained.(Image credit: Kenneth Song/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Samantha Raphelson Source Type: news

Stop snorting chocolate, FDA warns
The FDA has sent a warning letter to the makers of Coco Loko, a snort-able chocolate powder that the administration says encourages drug abuse and poses health risks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smoking Cessation Treatment in Mental Illness Effective Smoking Cessation Treatment in Mental Illness Effective
Headway is being made in the treatment of tobacco dependence in psychiatric and substance abuse patients, owing to a better understanding of the safety and efficacy of therapeutic strategies.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

National Survey: Half of Gastroenterologists Burned Out National Survey: Half of Gastroenterologists Burned Out
The level of burnout among gastroenterologists has'serious implications'for the workforce, and needs to be taken as a'wake-up call,'experts report.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

National Survey: About Half of Gastroenterologists Burnt Out National Survey: About Half of Gastroenterologists Burnt Out
The level of burnout among gastroenterologists has'serious implications'for the workforce, and needs to be taken as a'wake-up call,'experts report.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Why it's so bad to drink 12 Diet Cokes a day like Trump  
Diet soda - in reasonable amounts - has been linked to elevated risks for dementia, heart disease, diabetes, disrupted gut flora and more, so drinking 12 cans of Diet Coke a day could really wreak havoc. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news