Workers Overdose on the Job, and Employers Struggle to Respond
Many businesses are ill-equipped or unwilling to deal with opioid addiction even as it has driven up health costs and hurt productivity. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JENNY GOLD Tags: Labor and Jobs Drug Abuse and Traffic Addiction (Psychology) Opioids and Opiates Organized Labor National Safety Council Occupational Safety and Health Administration Portland (Ore) Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Source Type: news

More Americans Are Recording Their Doctor Visits
In a new study, almost 30 percent of doctors surveyed said they had recorded a visit for a patient's use. And about 19 percent of U.S. adults said they'd done so themselves -- usually after asking the doctor's permission. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Heat-not-burn' cigarettes still damage lungs
(Reuters Health) - A new type of "heat-not-burn" cigarette may lead to just as much lung damage as traditional cigarettes, a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Common painkiller tied to increased risk of heart problems
(Reuters Health) - The commonly used painkiller diclofenac may be linked with an increased risk of heart problems, a large Danish study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Alzheimer's, Related Dementias Predicted to Double by 2060 Alzheimer's, Related Dementias Predicted to Double by 2060
A new study from the CDC is the first to examine expected increases in Alzheimer's disease and related dementias in older Americans by racial and ethnic group.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Pharmaceutical lab forced to stop brewing BEER next to drug-testing equipment
It is hardly the first time for this lab: the same lab just outside Chicago was also reprimanded for brewing beer within feet of testing equipment in 2007, 2009, 2012 and 2014. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the pros and cons of a juice cleanse?
Juice cleanses involve consuming only juice for a few days. Some people claim that they can aid weight loss and detoxify the body, but the evidence is scarce. Learn about the pros and cons here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Bill Gates Talks to TIME About a Coming ‘Third Wave’ of Development in Africa
There’s a very big difference between simple and easy—especially when it comes to global health. It’s simple to eradicate polio—just get all children are vaccinated. It’s simple to reduce nighttime malaria infections—make sure everyone in malaria-endemic areas sleeps under a bed net. But none of that is easy. The tension between simple and easy is at play when it comes to eradicating poverty in the developing world too, as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation makes clear in its second annual Goalkeepers Data Report. In a conversation with TIME, Bill Gates points to two recent waves of...
Source: TIME: Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized onetime public health Source Type: news

Couple marries after meeting as kids undergoing cancer treatment
Joel and Lindsey Alsup met at St. Jude's hospital in 1991. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

CHMP Backs Galcanezumab for Migraine Prevention CHMP Backs Galcanezumab for Migraine Prevention
The EMA committee has recommended marketing authorization for a second CGRP antagonist for migraine prevention, following its first-in-class approval recommendation for erenumab in May.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Bulgaria reports outbreak of virulent bird flu
An outbreak of a virulent bird flu virus has spread to a farm in southern Bulgaria, the Balkan country's food safety agency said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Sep 21, 2018 This Week in Cardiology Sep 21, 2018 This Week in Cardiology
ASA, polypharmacy, statins and obesity treatments are the topics discussed by Dr John Mandrola in this week ’ s podcasttheheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Constipation could be cured by using ELECTRIC ZAPS
Experts at Monash University in Melbourne revealed constipated women having the electric wave therapy were over three times as likely to have two or more bowel movements per week. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. agency accuses Walmart of pregnancy discrimination in lawsuit
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Friday filed a lawsuit accusing Walmart Inc of forcing pregnant workers at a Wisconsin warehouse to go on unpaid leave and denying their requests to take on easier duties. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

One-Hour Procedure Relieves Years of Sinus Problems
Treatment TermsEar nose and throatSinus and nasal conditions Overview Frequent, severe sinus infections made Emily Drews miserable for years, especially when pollen triggered her allergies. Then she had a sinuplasty procedure at Duke, and the results were dramatic. Drews now breathes easily, no matter the season. Hero Image2018_emily_sinuplasty_1932x862.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks CTA Header Learn More About CTA ButtonSinus Infections and Nasal Disorders Patient Name Emily Drews Patient Photo Gender Female Patient Story Quote I had such great results. I ’ve been able to blow my nose and clear it e...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Personalized Medicine, Combo Tx, Stops Progression to Diabetes Personalized Medicine, Combo Tx, Stops Progression to Diabetes
People with prediabetes identified as being at highest risk based on oral glucose testing and treated with'triple therapy'were less likely to progress in the STOP DIABETES trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Value-Based Payment Models May Hit Providers of Sicker Patients Value-Based Payment Models May Hit Providers of Sicker Patients
Risk adjustments in CMS models are limited, do not account for important patient characteristics, and may be inappropriately penalizing providers and hospitals that care for high-risk patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Inflammation keeps heart attack and stroke at bay
While inflammation helps atherosclerosis plaques build up inside arteries, it also has a key role in preventing the more advanced plaques from rupturing. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart Disease Source Type: news

Breast milk helps premature babies´ brain development,...
Edinburgh University researchers analysed MRI scans of nearly 50 premature babies. The babies had all been born before 33 weeks gestation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DIY brain-zapping trend could damage young people's minds, scientists warn
Scientists at Georgetown University in Washington DC have warned people that using devices bought online or made at home to shock their brains could damage their development. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Congo confirms Ebola case at Ugandan border
Democratic Republic of Congo has confirmed a case of Ebola on its border with Uganda, a country so far clear of the deadly virus, authorities in Congo said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

HPV-related cancer treatment gets boost from new shot
University of Pennsylvania researchers have discovered that an shot activates patients' immune systems so they can fight even late stage HPV-related head and neck cancers, a study reveals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When a Hurricane Hits, Having Dementia Adds an Extra Challenge — And Even More Risk
This article originally appeared on Kaiser Health News (KHN), a nonprofit news service covering health issues. It is an editorially independent program of the Kaiser Family Foundation that is not affiliated with Kaiser Permanente. (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melissa Bailey / Kaiser Health News Tags: Uncategorized medicine Source Type: news

Focus on Lifestyle Changes: The Indian Diabetes Guidelines Focus on Lifestyle Changes: The Indian Diabetes Guidelines
The ABCs of the Indian Diabetes Guidelines: Dr Rucha Mehta compares these guidelines with the ADA guidelines.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Expert Interview Source Type: news

Remembrance For Walter Mischel, Psychologist Who Devised The Marshmallow Test
Walter Mischel had an idea that became a pop culture touchstone. He wanted to see if preschoolers seated in front of a marshmallow could delay their gratification. What did the experiment really mean?(Image credit: Marcie LaCerte/NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Julie Carli Source Type: news

First HIV immunotherapy drug proves safe in phase 1 trial
The phase 1 trial is an early but significant milestone for the team at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which won a $20 million grant to make their ideas a reality. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Champion bagpiper whose fingers turned BLACK and had to be amputated
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT. Andrew Shilliday, 33, from Dungannon in Northern Ireland developed gangrene in his hands and feet while he was working in the Scottish Highlands. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Strap on the Fitbit: John Hancock to Sell Only Interactive Life Insurance Strap on the Fitbit: John Hancock to Sell Only Interactive Life Insurance
John Hancock, one of the oldest and largest North American life insurers, will stop underwriting traditional life insurance and instead sell only interactive policies that track fitness and health data through wearable devices and smartphones, the company said on Wednesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Dispelling the Myths About Obesity Dispelling the Myths About Obesity
Is obesity a choice? Are people just lazy or suffering from'food addiction'? Dr Akshay Jain responds to the results of a recent Medscape poll and says it's time to dispel the myths about obesity.Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Commentary Source Type: news

Multiple Sclerosis: What are astrocytes? Cell now KEY to brain inflammation
MULTIPLE Sclerosis is a devastating neurological disease, which comes with a host of debilitating symptoms and can ruin people ’s chances at a good quality of life. A new study has confirmed the presence of a specific cell which could change the way the disease is treated. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mediterranean Diet Especially Protective Against Stroke in Women? Mediterranean Diet Especially Protective Against Stroke in Women?
Greater adherence to the Mediterranean diet was associated with lower risk for stroke in a UK population, with a stronger effect in women than in men.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Hugs and kisses: The health impact of affective touch
Hugs, kisses, and other forms of affective touch have an important impact on our physical and psychological health. Read this Spotlight to find out more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

A Prominent Researcher on Eating Habits Resigned After a Scandal Over His Studies
A prominent food researcher has resigned from his post at Cornell University after an investigation found major issues with his research. Six of his high-profile journal articles were retracted earlier this week. Brian Wansink, known for his buzzy behavioral science studies focusing on food, has been removed from all research and teaching at Cornell following an internal investigation that revealed academic misconduct, the school announced in a statement Thursday. “The committee found that Professor Wansink committed academic misconduct in his research and scholarship, including misreporting of research data, problem...
Source: TIME: Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Research Source Type: news

Food researcher defends work after resigning from Cornell
Prominent food researcher defends his work after Cornell said he engaged in academic misconduct (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Alcohol abuse kills 3 million a year globally, most of them men: WHO
More than three million people died in 2016 due to drinking too much alcohol, meaning one in 20 deaths worldwide was linked to harmful drinking, the World Health Organization said on Friday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

The Couple Who Helped Decode Dyslexia
In 1983, Sally and Bennett Shaywitz began studying the reading skills of more than 400 children. The subjects are in their 40s now, and the Shaywitzes are still tracking them. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KATIE HAFNER Tags: Dyslexia Research Brain Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity Sally Shaywitz Bennett Shaywitz Source Type: news

Congo confirms Ebola case at border crossing point on Lake Albert
Democratic Republic of Congo has confirmed a case of Ebola on the shores of Lake Albert at a border point where people can cross into Uganda and almost 200 km (125 miles) away from the nearest other case, Ituri province's vice governor said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Regular Bedtime Might Be Key to Better Health
A study of more than 1,900 older adults has found that those who didn't keep to a regular bedtime and wake time weighed more, had higher blood sugar, higher blood pressure and a higher risk of heart attack or stroke within 10 years. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Students surprise teacher on last day of chemo: 'I'm extremely grateful'
Aa mob of students surprised their teacher by ringing bells outside her at home on the day she finished chemotherapy. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Sloan Kettering's Cozy Deal With Start-Up Ignites a New Uproar Sloan Kettering's Cozy Deal With Start-Up Ignites a New Uproar
A for-profit venture with exclusive rights to use the cancer center ’ s vast archive of tissue slides has generated concerns among pathologists at the hospital, as well as experts in nonprofit law and corporate governance.ProPublica (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Deaths on college and high school football fields are a rare -- but reliable -- tragedy
This fall, more than a million kids, teens and young men will line up on the hash marks for another season of football. Millions more will watch, either as rabid fans or, increasingly, as concerned parents and loved ones. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How cannabinoid drugs affect the experience of pain
A new study reviews the effects of cannabis on the experience of pain. The results highlight the affective component in cannabis's pain-relieving effects. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pain / Anesthetics Source Type: news

Lavaya Howard dies from a fist-sized brain tumour
Lavaya Howard, from Grimsby, had undergone 40 gruelling operations as surgeons desperately battled to rid her of the mass. But they proved unsuccessful and she passed away Monday. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Quitting fatty foods causes same withdrawal symptoms as coming off drugs
Researchers from the University of Michigan surveyed 231 adults over the course of a year to find they felt sad, tired, bad-tempered and experienced cravings when they cut down on processed foods. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EU Okays CV Benefit Labeling for Canagliflozin in Diabetes EU Okays CV Benefit Labeling for Canagliflozin in Diabetes
The European label for the SGLT2 inhibitor canagliflozin for type 2 diabetes will now include positive cardiovascular benefit results from the CANVAS trial, while a decision from the US FDA is forthcoming.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Tech Fix: Apple Watch Series 4 Review: A Big Step for Wearable Gadgets
The faster speeds and larger screen sound boring on paper. But an electrical heart sensor gives a glimpse of the promise to come, our reviewer writes. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: BRIAN X. CHEN Tags: Apple Inc Wearable Computing Watches and Clocks Mobile Applications Heart Sensors Tests (Medical) Apple Watch Source Type: news

1 in 20 deaths globally are a result of alcohol use
Over three million people died from alcohol consumption in 2016, equating to 1 in 20 deaths globally, according to a new report by the World Health Organization. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A year of integrated care systems: reviewing the journey so far
This report explores progress in eight out of the 10 first-wave ICS areas and identifies emerging lessons for local systems and national policy-makers. Progress is being made in most ICSs in improving health and care and developing the capability to work as a system. The challenge now is to build on the foundations that have been laid by removing the barriers identified and providing time and support to ICS leaders to take their work to the next stage of development (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acute medical care in England: findings from a survey of smaller acute hospitals
This profile of smaller hospitals in England finds trusts struggling to recruit and retain acute medical staff. Services across the country are configured in a wide variety of ways, with little evidence of an'ideal'model for acute medical care emerging from the research. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lavaya Howard dies after suffering from a fist-sized brain tumour
Lavaya Howard, from Grimsby, had undergone 40 gruelling operations as surgeons desperately battled to rid her of the mass. But they proved unsuccessful and she passed away Monday. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news