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FDA 'blitz' aimed at reducing youths' use of Juul, other e-cigarettes
Dr. Scott Gottlieb, commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration, announced Tuesday a "blitz" on retailers for violations related to sales of Juul and other e-cigarettes to minors. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

For elderly, opioids tied to higher risk of fall-related injuries and deaths
Opioid use linked to increased risk of falls and death in older adults (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

TLR, Even With Modern Stents, Can Raise MI, Mortality Risk TLR, Even With Modern Stents, Can Raise MI, Mortality Risk
Interventionalists may downplay PCI's higher target-lesion revascularization risk, but to surgeons it'isn't as trivial as we sometimes make it sound. And they might be on to something,'says an expert.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Anesthesia Doesn't Seem to Harm Child's IQ: Study
At ages 8 to 12 and 15 to 20, all three groups were similar in terms of IQ, memory and several other measures of brain function, according to the study authors. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to sleep: Remember to do this in the morning for a restful night's slumber
HOW TO SLEEP: Getting enough shut eye on a night can be difficult as we approach the peak of summer, with longer days and warmer temperatures. But crying out a particular ritual in the morning could bode for a more peaceful snooze. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exotic tick species arrives in U.S., could carry virus
Type of tick that's never been seen before in the United States could carry a dangerous viral disease (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How much can a 'broken heart' hurt grieving spouses?
A sudden shock can trigger a heart attack or something like it called broken heart syndrome. Some studies also have found that people are more likely to die soon after losing a spouse. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alfie Evans parents cannot take sick toddler to Italy
A judge says his ruling "represents the final chapter in the case of this extraordinary little boy". (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Homecare, Elder Abuse, and Hypertension Top Talks at AGS Homecare, Elder Abuse, and Hypertension Top Talks at AGS
The delivery of hospital care at home, especially for the growing population of house-bound older adults, will be examined at the upcoming American Geriatrics Society (AGS) Scientific Meeting.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Cannabis users can now test how high they are with a new app
Researchers from Chicago developed a prototype called Am I Stoned which helps cannabis users understand how the drug is affecting them through a series of tasks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

She read about a 4-year-old ’ s mysterious death. A year later, it saved her own daughter ’ s life.
As 4-year-0ld Elianna Grace sat in the back seat of the SUV, battling her second fever in three days, her mom flashed back to the coughing and vomiting fit the preschooler had the previous weekend — and to a niggling fear about the girl's sudden illness.  Elianna had spent April 14 playing in her grandparents' […]Related:FDA cracks down on sales of Juul, other e-cigarettes to youthsInside the secret U.S. stockpile meant to save us all in a bioterror attackVeteran receives penis and scrotum transplant in surgery doctors say is a medical first (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Watchdog report points to power struggle involving VA pick
A watchdog report ordered in 2012 by Dr. Ronny Jackson _ President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs _ found that he and a rival physician exhibited "unprofessional behaviors" (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

In Real Life, SPF 100 Sunscreens May Work Better Than SPF 50
People almost never put on enough sunscreen, so using a higher SPF may be your best bet. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Sunscreen Skin Source Type: news

The Latest: Watchdog: VA nominee Jackson was unprofessional
A 2012 watchdog report ordered up by Veterans Affairs nominee Dr. Ronny Jackson found that both he and a rival physician exhibited "unprofessional behaviors" (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Does cannabis cause psychosis? Scientists discuss the risks
Scientists from Western Sydney University discuss how previous research suggests marijuana increases the risk of schizophrenia, while other studies imply the drug may benefit mental health. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cognitive behavioral therapy helps control autistic kids' emotions, study says
Autistic children's emotions can be managed with cognitive behavioral therapy, according to new research in Canada. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High Cesarean Delivery Rates Disputed at ACOG High Cesarean Delivery Rates Disputed at ACOG
An'epidemic'of cesarean delivery will be debated at the upcoming American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) meeting, where strategies will be discussed to bring these numbers down.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

After a death, how much can 'broken heart' hurt survivors?
Former President George H.W. Bush's hospitalization a day after his wife Barbara's funeral has raised questions about whether stress or a broken heart played a role (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

4-year-old nearly died from "dry drowning"
A Florida mom is warning others about the signs of "dry drowning" after her daughter nearly died days after gulping water at a swimming pool. WTSP's Garin Flowers reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Caffeine in pregnancy tied to childhood weight gain
(Reuters Health) - Pregnant women who drink lots of coffee and other caffeinated beverages may be more likely to have kids who are overweight than mothers who limit caffeine during pregnancy, a Norwegian study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Mom warns of "dry drowning" after child nearly dies
The young girl was hospitalized after accidentally swallowing pool water days earlier (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump hints VA pick might want to withdraw nomination
President Donald Trump is suggesting his pick for Veterans Affairs secretary might want to withdraw (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

For elderly, opioids tied to higher risk of fall-related injuries and deaths
(Reuters Health) - Elderly people who are prescribed opioids may be at higher risk for injuries from falls, some of which may be fatal, a Canadian analysis of trauma cases suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

UK judge rejects bid to take sick toddler Alfie Evans abroad
A British judge is hearing a new appeal from the parents of a terminally ill British toddler who want to take him to Italy for treatment _ a course of action British courts say would be futile and wrong. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2 symptoms: Three carbs to cut down on in your diet to control condition
DIABETES type 2 symptoms include feeling thirsty all the time, losing weight without trying to and blurred vision. If signs of the condition are ignored and left untreated, several complications can occur. Eating a healthy balanced diet can help control the condition and prevent it happening in the first place - health experts recommend three carbs in particular you should cut down eating. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Childhood obesity is giving more girls irregular periods
A study by researchers at University of Colorado found that 20 percent of girls with type two diabetes have irregular periods, indicating the possibility of serious reproductive problems. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What does it mean if you're born with more than five fingers on a hand?
Some people are born with extra fingers or toes. Known as polydactyly, the condition occurs genetically and can be inherited. If polydactyly does not impact a person's ability to use their hand or foot, it may not need treatment. There are several types of polydactyly, and a variety of treatment options are available. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bones / Orthopedics Source Type: news

Asthma, hay fever, eczema linked to higher psychiatric disorders risk in study
Asthma, hay fever and eczema are linked to an increased risk of developing psychiatric disorders, according to a new study in Taiwan. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Middle-aged people are most vulnerable social media users
Researchers at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, found that social media improves the well-being of young adults but damages the mental health of middle-aged people. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors announce first successful penis and scrotum transplant
The world's first successful total penis and scrotum transplant was completed at Johns Hopkins Hospital on March 26, according to a news release issued Monday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First drug approved for most common inherited kidney disease
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first drug to slow kidney function decline in patients with kidney-damaging genetic disease (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Heavy drinking linked to "bad" bacteria, study finds
New research suggests that people who drink more than the recommended daily limit of alcohol may harbor an unhealthy mix of bacteria in their mouths (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obese women should soak in HOT TUBS to lower risks of heart woes
While losing weight would be the biggest game-changer, researchers found a dip in a jacuzzi is an effective short-term measure to prevent heart woes from ovarian cysts common in the obese. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Light effectively relieves chronic pain in study with mice
Scientists have developed a light-sensitive chemical that provides chronic neuropathic pain relief from touch, based on a study of mice. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mental fatigue tires out elderly people's bodies more than physical
Physical and mental activities are both important to older people's health, but mental tasks can be more exhausting than physical ones, a Clarkson University study found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Express Scripts targets Amgen, Lilly migraine drugs in pricing shift
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The largest U.S. manager of prescription benefits is telling drugmakers that the current pricing model is broken, and taking aim at Amgen Inc, Eli Lilly and Co and other makers of new migraine medicines to try and fix it. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Women lacking in mineral zinc will struggle to conceive for 3 months
A study from Pennsylvania State University has revealed that zinc deficiencies, which affect 80 percent of women, can cause infertility by inhibiting the development of eggs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fears of massive rise in sex-selective abortions in China and India
Experts fear the test could cause a gender 'genocide' of abortions in India and China where parents prefer to have male children and will often abort female infants. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Hope Against Disease That Prematurely Ages Children
Affecting just 1 in every 20 million people, progeria is driven by a genetic mutation that results in a vast surplus of a protein known as progerin. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Hope Vs. Disease That Prematurely Ages Kids
Affecting just 1 in every 20 million people, progeria is driven by a genetic mutation that results in a vast surplus of a protein known as progerin. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Paracetamol in pregnancy raises children's risk of ADHD and autism
Researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem add to previous studies that have linked paracetamol to communication problems and reduced IQs among children. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kids Are Naturally as Fit as an 'Iron Man'
Unfortunately, the findings also suggest that much of this youthful advantage fades with age. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Common Colon Cancer Test Helps Men More Than Women
Flexible sigmoidoscopy looks at about a third of the colon, as compared to the whole colon as is seen in colonoscopy. But unlike colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy does not typically require sedation. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. cracks down on Juul e-cigarette sales to kids
Health officials issued warnings to 40 stores as the first steps in a crackdown on underage e-cigarette sales (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New mothers need their first check-up within 6 weeks of giving birth
The American College of Gynecologists and Obstetricians is now calling for women to see their doctors nine weeks sooner after giving birth to screened for life-threatening complications. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

IBS symptoms: Pain and bloating could be caused by fibromyalgia - what is the condition?
IBS SYMPTOMS include stomach pain or cramps, diarrhoea, bloating and constipation. These are the four most common signs, but the condition can also cause tiredness and a lack of energy, nausea and backache. Recent studies have even suggested people with IBS can experience other medical conditions, such as fibromyalgia - but what is it? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

VA Nominee Hearing Delayed After'Serious Allegations' Arise VA Nominee Hearing Delayed After'Serious Allegations' Arise
The top Republican and Democrat on the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs jointly called for information from the White House on'allegations'regarding Trump's VA nominee Rear Admiral Ronny L. Jackson, MD.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Her Dog Kept Sniffing a Bump on Her Nose. It Was Cancer
You’ve heard of dogs sniffing out hidden drugs, explosives, or missing people. Can some of our four-legged friends spot cancer by its scent, too? (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK judge holds new hearing over sick toddler Alfie Evans
A British judge is hearing a new appeal from the parents of a terminally ill British toddler who want to take him to Italy for treatment _ something British courts have ruled is not in the child's interest (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

FDA cracks down on easy-to-hide Juul e-cigarettes
The US Food and Drug Administration is at last on the offensive against Juul e-cigarettes - sleek, nicotine-filled devices that have become popular with teenagers trying to sneak a smoke in class. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news