Experimental blood pumping system restores some function to brains of dead pigs, study says
A new experiment has raised questions as serious as those surrounding gene editing: A support system delivering artificial blood to pig brains prevented degradation of important neural functions, Yale researchers discovered. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the health benefits of raw honey?
Raw honey is honey taken straight from the beehive. It may offer more health benefits than regular honey. In this article, we look at what is raw honey, its health benefits, and possible risks. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Vitamin deficiency symptoms: Three signs of common vitamin deficiencies such as B12 and D
VITAMIN DEFICIENCY symptoms depend on which particular vitamin you are lacking, although some symptoms will overlap. Here are three symptoms of common vitamin deficiencies, such as vitamins B12 and D. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
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Surgical safety checklist linked to decline in hospital deaths
After the World Health Organization's Surgical Safety Checklist went into effect in 2018, patient deaths after surgeries fell by a third in Scotland. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
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Scientists Restore Some Brain Activity in Recently Slaughtered Pigs
(NEW YORK) — Scientists restored some activity within the brains of pigs that had been slaughtered hours before, raising hopes for some medical advances and questions about the definition of death. The brains could not think or sense anything, researchers stressed. By medical standards “this is not a living brain,” said Nenad Sestan of the Yale School of Medicine, one of the researchers reporting the results Wednesday in the journal Nature. But the work revealed a surprising degree of resilience among cells within a brain that has lost its supply of blood and oxygen, he said. “Cell death in the brai...
Source: TIME: Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Uncategorized Brain Activity onetime Source Type: news

60 People Charged For Roles in Illegal Prescription Opioid Crackdown
(CINCINNATI) — Federal authorities said Wednesday they have charged 60 people, including 31 doctors, for their roles in illegally prescribing and distributing millions of pills containing opioids and other dangerous drugs. U.S. Attorney Benjamin Glassman of Cincinnati described the action as the biggest known takedown yet of drug prescribers. Robert Duncan, U.S. attorney for eastern Kentucky, called the doctors involved “white-coated drug dealers.” Authorities said the 60 includes 53 medical professionals tied to some 350,000 prescriptions and 32 million pills. The operation was conducted by the federal A...
Source: TIME: Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DAN SEWELL / AP Tags: Uncategorized Courts onetime opioid crisis Source Type: news

Trilobites: Look What the Cat Dragged In: Parasites
Researchers found that house cats that roam outdoors were more likely to pick up diseases than indoor cats. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JOANNA KLEIN Tags: Cats Animal Abuse, Rights and Welfare Parasites Research Biology Letters (Journal) Chalkowski, Kayleigh your-feed-science Source Type: news

Some activity restored in brains of slaughtered pigs, study reports
Scientists restored some activity within the brains of pigs that had been slaughtered hours before, raising hopes for some medical advances and questions about the definition of death. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Technology & Science Source Type: news

Recall: Some Chewy Chips Ahoy After Baking Mishap
Only 13-ounce packages of Chewy Chips Ahoy, which are sold nationwide, are part of the recall. (Source: WebMD Health)
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Doctor's dosing prompts a look at more hospital regulation
State officials are considering how Ohio might increase regulation of hospitals following allegations that a doctor ordered potentially fatal doses of painkillers for dozens of patients who then died (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Salon opens 'safe space' for breastfeeding mums in Dereham
The owner offers a place for mums to feed their babies as her sister felt "uncomfortable" doing it in public. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists Restore Some Function In The Brains Of Dead Pigs
The cells regained a startling amount of function, but the brains didn't have activity linked with consciousness. Ethicists see challenges to assumptions about the irreversible nature of brain death.(Image credit: Stefano G. Daniele and Zvonimir Vrselja, Sestan Laboratory, Yale School of Medicine) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nell Greenfieldboyce Source Type: news

Pleasant smells may curb cigarette cravings
(Reuters Health) - Smokers may find cigarettes easier to resist when they smell things they enjoy like peppermint or chocolate, a small study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Pig brains partially revived four hours after death
The study could aid medical research and fuel debate about the difference between life and death. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
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Medical News Today: Can you drink alcohol with antibiotics?
Alcohol can interact with some antibiotics. This interaction can reduce their effectiveness or cause mild to severe side effects. In this article, we look at whether people should limit alcohol or avoid it completely when taking various antibiotics. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacy / Pharmacist Source Type: news

Cherylee Houston health: Symptoms linked to Coronation Street star’s rare condition
CHERYLEE HOUSTON, best known for playing Izzy Armstrong in ITV soap opera Coronation Street, has battled a rare health condition ever since the age of 23. Last year she opened up about her diagnosis and symptoms, as well as how it impacts her acting career. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
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Scientists restore some functions in a pig ’s brain hours after death
New Yale research challenges long-held assumptions about the timing and irreversible nature of the cessation of some brain functions after death. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 17, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Stress Tied to Heart Disease, Especially in People Under 50
Someone with a stress disorder was 37 percent more likely to develop cardiovascular disease than those in the general population. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Heart Mental Health and Disorders Anxiety and Stress Source Type: news

Scientists create 'decoy' molecules that can kill cancerous tumours
Proteins bind to RNA molecules in the body to accelerate cancer growth. Scientists at Hebrew University in Jerusalem developed molecules that trick proteins to stick to them instead. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

France to ban titanium dioxide whitener in food from 2020
France will ban the use of titanium dioxide as a food additive from 2020 after the country's health and safety agency said there was not enough evidence to guarantee the safety of the substance. (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Oral immunotherapy for peanut allergy safe for preschoolers
About 90 percent of children in an early trial for oral immunotherapy against peanut allergy safely made it to the maintenance phase of treatment, researchers report. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
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Sophie Turner Opens Up About Depression And Social Media Scrutiny
"I would cry and cry and cry over just getting changed and having to put on clothes,” the actress said. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Stimulating brain with ultrasound can influence decisions
A study in macaques reveals that targeting a brain region with noninvasive, low-intensity ultrasound can alter a specific decision-making process. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

Ipswich 'killing-suicide': Crisis team 'missed opportunity'
A mental health crisis team is criticised after a patient killed his wife before taking his own life. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother of 14-year-old who killed herself at the Priory speaks out
Amy El-Keria was a patient at Ticehurst House Psychiatric Hospital, which has been fined £300,000 over her death. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Supreme Court asked to void Louisiana abortion clinic law
A Louisiana abortion clinic is asking the Supreme Court to strike down regulations that could leave the state with just one clinic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Managing Adverse Events Caused by Anti-TNF Therapy in IBD Managing Adverse Events Caused by Anti-TNF Therapy in IBD
Anti-TNF therapy for IBD can have a wide spectrum of adverse effects, including autoimmune, dermatological, cardiac and neurological conditions. Review their management in this paper.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Family History Impact on Diabetes Control and Complications Family History Impact on Diabetes Control and Complications
Is a family history of type 2 diabetes associated with an increased risk for developing diabetes and more severe disease?Endocrine Practice (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Spontaneous Remission in Diffuse Large Cell Lymphoma Spontaneous Remission in Diffuse Large Cell Lymphoma
An elderly patient with diffuse large B cell lymphoma achieved spontaneous remission after biopsy. What were the immunological and molecular variables that might have factored into tumor regression?Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Saturated Fat, Inflammation, and Insulin Resistance in PCOS Saturated Fat, Inflammation, and Insulin Resistance in PCOS
In what ways might saturated fat impact inflammation and insulin resistance in PCOS?Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Hashimoto Thyroiditis and the Development of Thyroid Nodules Hashimoto Thyroiditis and the Development of Thyroid Nodules
This study investigates the possible association among pediatric patients.Journal of the Endocrine Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Imported Toxin-Producing Cutaneous Diphtheria 2015-2018 Imported Toxin-Producing Cutaneous Diphtheria 2015-2018
These unusual cases demonstrate that cutaneous toxin-producing diphtheria should be considered in travelers with wound infections who have returned from countries with endemic disease.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Association of Parent-Perceived Stress With Children's Weight Association of Parent-Perceived Stress With Children's Weight
How does parental stress impact their children's risk of obesity?Preventing Chronic Disease (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Raw Tuna Linked to Salmonella Outbreak
A salmonella outbreak linked to frozen, raw ground tuna from Jensen Tuna has sickened 13 people in seven states, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Recall
Certain batches of Ben & Jerry's Coconut Seven Layer Bar bulk and Ben & Jerry's Chunky Monkey pints may contain undeclared tree nuts that could put people with an allergy or severe sensitivity to tree nuts at risk for a life-threatening allergic reaction. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gestational diabetes increases a child's risk of type 1 or 2
A study by McGill University found the children of women who had gestational diabetes are up to 77 per cent more likely to develop type 1 or 2 diabetes before they turn 22. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: Four foods proven to lower blood sugar and risk of condition developing
TYPE 2 diabetes is a condition that causes a person ’s blood sugar level to become too high, and left untreated, serious health complications can occur. One way found to lower blood sugar is to include certain foods in your diet. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trauma for cops after school shootings is largely unstudied
Two decades after officers stepped around students' bodies in Columbine High School, the impact of that trauma is still largely unstudied by experts (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Can ’t Kondo? Declutter your way for your own sanity
For anyone who ’s struggled to keep up with Marie Kondo’s “life-changing magic” of tidying up, author Gretchen Rubin has some words of comfort:Relax. There ’s no single best way to get your house in order.Different methods work well for different people, she argues in her new book,“Outer Order,... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melinda Fulmer Source Type: news

Israeli flight attendant in coma after getting measles
(Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Germany to launch cannabis farming as Canada's Aurora, Aphria win tenders
Germany has awarded contracts to supply domestically-grown cannabis to two Canadian companies, as it seeks to develop its own medicinal marijuana industry and reduce reliance on imports. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

New York county issues new order amid measles outbreak
The rapid spread of measles is prompting newer and stronger measures from health officials across the country. The CDC says the number of cases has grown to 555 in 20 states. Rockland County, New York, is among the hardest-hit areas, with 186 cases since October. Mola Lenghi reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Beyonce opens up about her horrific experience with preeclampsia while carrying twins Rumi and Sir 
In her new documentary, Homecoming, Beyonce reveals that she struggled with high blood pressure in her pregnancy and opens up about the terrifying moment one twins' hearts stopped in the womb. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deborah Norville is 'grateful' as she returns to Inside Edition after surgery for thyroid cancer
Deborah Norville, 60, returned on Monday to Inside Edition, the show she has anchored since 1995 after recovering from surgery to remove a cancerous thyroid nodule on her neck. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Climate Change Was The Engine That Powered Hurricane Maria's Devastating Rains
Maria was the rainiest hurricane known to have hit the island. Scientists say a storm of its severity is nearly five times more likely to occur today, with warmer air and oceans, than in the 1950s.(Image credit: Carlos Giusti/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rebecca Hersher Source Type: news

Practice reveals appointment waits were cut by 21% after adding a self-care note for colds on phone
The automated message would give patients advice they can use at home. It was a success at Teviot Medical Practice in Hawick, Scotland, suggesting it could relieve a GP shortage crisis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Well-Woman Care: The Evidence That Less Is More Well-Woman Care: The Evidence That Less Is More
The times they are a-changing when it comes to screening well women for cancer and other conditions. Dr Kenny Lin reviews the current state of evidence.Georgetown University Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

State Medicaid Coverage for Lung Cancer Screening Is Spotty State Medicaid Coverage for Lung Cancer Screening Is Spotty
Medicaid coverage for lung cancer screening is highly variable among states and even within the same state, according to a new report.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Most type 2 diabetes apps lack real-time advice on blood sugar management
(This April 16 story modifies headline and paragraphs 1 and 2 to make it clearer that the apps were for patients with type 2 diabetes.) (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Stanford clears faculty members in gene-edited baby inquiry
Stanford University has cleared three faculty members of any wrongdoing in dealings with a Chinese scientist who claims to have helped make the world's first gene-edited babies (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news