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Ask Well: Can Lifestyle Changes Remove Plaques in Your Arteries?
Diet, smoking cessation, stress management and exercise can decrease the size of atherosclerotic plaques and help to stabilize them so that you are less likely to have a heart attack. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RICHARD KLASCO, M.D. Tags: Anxiety and Stress Diet and Nutrition Cholesterol Exercise Heart Smoking and Tobacco Source Type: news

Congo's Ebola risk 'very high' as confirmed virus cases rise
Congo's Ebola risk 'very high' as confirmed cases of virus rise, urban spread causes concern (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Travel snacks, as picked by nutritionists
Traveling can wreak havoc on our diets, but packing a nutritious snack or meal before heading out the door can get us started on the right healthy eating track and perhaps give us a bit of wiggle room for indulgences before arriving at our destination. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Some cancer patients wait well over a year for treatment
after being referred by their GP, with one enduring a 541-day delay (stock image). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin Deficiency: High blood pressure could be a symptom that you lack this vitamin
VITAMIN deficiency symptoms can include extreme tiredness, a lack of energy and headaches. Not getting enough of this vitamin in your diet could cause high blood pressure. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

14 confirmed Ebola cases in Congo as emergency meeting held
14 confirmed Ebola cases in Congo as World Health organization holds emergency meeting (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

'Hypocritical' overweight doctor sheds 4 stone
Surgeon Joshua Wolrich, from Surbiton, south-west London, once topped the scales at 17 stone but was concerned his 'cuddly' frame was setting a poor example to his patients. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Back pain: Try £1 tropical drink to soothe symptoms
PAIN in your back and lower back pain can be uncomfortable and make daily tasks difficult. Drinking this could help reduce back pain in affected areas. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart attack warning - 30p fruit could slash your heart disease risk
HEART attack symptoms include chest pain, feeling dizzy, and difficulty breathing. Adding this cheap fruit to your diet could lower your risk of heart disease or myocardial infarction signs, a doctor has revealed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Equalution's grazing platters could be the cult behind your winter bloat
Sydney founders of science-based nutrition program Equalution Jade Spooner and Amal Wakim breaks down each element that are commonly found on grazing platters - and it may shock you! (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Stroke: Clinical trial results 'likely to change care practice'
A large international clinical trial suggests that an anticoagulant and aspirin combination may be the way to go when it comes to preventing major stroke. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Gut bacteria offer clues to multiple sclerosis
Researchers examine connections between the brain, gut, and immune system. Their findings offer clues about how diet influences brain inflammation. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Back pain: Add this drink to your diet to calm painful symptoms
PAIN in your back and lower back pain can be uncomfortable and make daily tasks difficult. Drinking this could help reduce back pain in affected areas. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO says Congo faces 'very high' risk from Ebola outbreak
Democratic Republic of Congo faces a "very high" public health risk from Ebola after the disease was confirmed in one patient in a major city, the World Health Organization said on Friday, raising its assessment from "high" previously. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Lead for Irish abortion reform narrows with eight days to go Lead for Irish abortion reform narrows with eight days to go
Irish voters who favor liberalizing abortion laws maintain a strong lead with eight days to go until a referendum, but the gap over those who oppose the change is narrowing, an opinion poll showed on Thursday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

WHO says Congo faces 'very high' risk from Ebola outbreak
GENEVA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo faces a "very high" public health risk from Ebola after the disease was confirmed in one patient in a major city, the World Health Organization said on Friday, raising its assessment from "high" previously. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Early Blood Transfusions in Sepsis Early Blood Transfusions in Sepsis
Early red blood cell transfusions for patients with sepsis may not improve survival and may also increase costs, a new study reports.American Journal of Critical Care (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news

A Sliding Scale to Predict Complications in Spinal Surgery A Sliding Scale to Predict Complications in Spinal Surgery
The authors describe a newly developed sliding scale that may be useful for perioperative complication risk prediction in spinal deformity surgery.Spine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Emotionally Charged Responses of Hospitalized Cancer Patients Emotionally Charged Responses of Hospitalized Cancer Patients
Hospitalized patients with cancer may manifest a number of complex emotional and psychological responses. How should generalists prepare for these challenging patient encounters?Southern Medical Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hospital Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Group A Streptococcus Infections in Children Group A Streptococcus Infections in Children
New insights into the virulence factors of group A streptococcus may help advance the development of effective vaccines.Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Abuse-Deterrent Opioid Formulations Abuse-Deterrent Opioid Formulations
How do abuse-deterrent opioid formulations work--and are they effective? This review details the mechanisms and pharmacology of 10 abuse-deterrent formulations currently approved in the US.Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacist Journal Article Source Type: news

Interacting With Patients on the Autism Spectrum Interacting With Patients on the Autism Spectrum
What can nurses do to more effectively communicate with patients with autism spectrum disorder and their families?American Nurse Today (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Journal Article Source Type: news

Clinical Features of Headache in Elderly Migraine Patients Clinical Features of Headache in Elderly Migraine Patients
Do the symptoms and characteristics of migraine differ in the elderly compared with younger persons?Headache (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Use of cfDNA to Predict Treatment Failure in Rectal Cancer Use of cfDNA to Predict Treatment Failure in Rectal Cancer
Can circulating cell-free DNA facilitate individualized therapy for patients with locally advanced rectal cancer?Annals of Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

A 72-Year-Old Woman With Dyspnea: USMLE Question A 72-Year-Old Woman With Dyspnea: USMLE Question
A 72-year-old woman presents with fatigue and progressive dyspnea despite optimal medical treatment for heart failure. What is responsible?Osmosis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

New Directions in the Treatment of Glioblastoma New Directions in the Treatment of Glioblastoma
Glioblastoma has a dismal prognosis, despite multimodality treatment, but new insights into GBM genomics and pathogenesis offer hope for the development of next-generation therapies.Seminars in Neurology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Impact of an Educational Video on Children's Pain Scores Impact of an Educational Video on Children's Pain Scores
A video presenting a simple mnemonic was found to significantly reduce toddler pain after vaccination and increase parental use of rocking and physical comforting. Did it fare as well with infants?Journal of Pediatric Psychology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

WHO raises risk assessment of Congo's Ebola outbreak
GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization has raised its assessment of the public health risk from Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola outbreak to "very high" at the national level, from "high" previously, it said in a statement on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

FDA approves preventative treatment for migraines
The FDA has approved a once-monthly injection to help with migraine headaches. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

New hope for chronic migraine sufferers?
Injected monthly just under the skin using a penlike device, the drug will cost $6,900 per year without insurance (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arthritis pain - these cheap supplements helped patient to double her sleeping time
ARTHRITIS pain symptoms prevent a fifth of patients from getting a good night ’s sleep, it’s been revealed. This woman doubled her time spent asleep at night by taking these cheap diet supplements. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rule would take US funds from clinics discussing abortion
The Trump administration is resurrecting a Reagan-era rule that would ban federally-funded family planning clinics from discussing abortion with women, or sharing space with abortion providers (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Teen develops "wet lung" after vaping for 3 weeks
The young woman needed to be placed on a breathing machine and had tubes inserted to drain fluid from her lungs (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tainted romaine lettuce likely out of circulation, CDC says
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports the romaine from Yuma, Arizona, region "probably no longer being sold" (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New details about romaine lettuce linked to deadly E. coli outbreak
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports the romaine from Yuma, Arizona, region "probably no longer being sold" (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. FDA approves Amgen drug for prevention of migraines
(Reuters) - Amgen Inc won U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval on Thursday for the first drug in a new class designed to prevent migraine headaches in adults. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Why is Melania Trump still in the hospital?
First lady Melania Trump has been in the hospital for four days, with no word on exactly when she will be released. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DR Congo Ebola outbreak: WHO in emergency talks as cases spread
The World Health Organization mulls a wider response as an outbreak in DR Congo spreads to a city. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anxiety Might Get Into Women's Bones
The researchers noted that osteoporosis is the most common metabolic bone disease in the world. An estimated 33 percent of women and 20 percent of men will suffer from an osteoporosis-related fracture at some point in their lives. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Approves First of New Migraine Drugs
The FDA has approved the first in a new class of migraine drugs, called CGRP inhibitors, that aim to head off fight painful migraine headaches before they start. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Report faults response to San Diego's Hepatitis A outbreak
A San Diego County grand jury report faults local response to a recent hepatitis A epidemic and recommends improving lines of communication to prepare for future health emergencies (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Perimenopause birth control: What are my options?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Video: Seated hamstring curl with weight machine
The hamstring curl exercise targets the back of the thigh. See how it's done. (Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Video: Biceps curl with weight machine
The biceps curl builds strength in the upper arm. See how it's done. (Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Video: Lying hamstring curl with weight machine
The hamstring curl exercise targets the back of the thigh. See how it's done. (Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Video: Knee extension with weight machine
The knee extension exercise targets the front of the thigh. See how it's done. (Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Video: Seated row with weight machine
The seated row targets the muscles in the upper back. See how it's done. (Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Video: Lat pull-down with weight machine
The lat pull-down targets the side of the chest wall. See how it's done. (Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Video: Chest press with weight machine
The chest press exercise targets the chest muscles. See how it's done. (Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Video: Seated leg press with weight machine
The leg press exercise strengthens the lower body. See how it's done. (Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news