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The Sweet Spot: That Age-Old Question: How Much Sexual History Should I Share?
A reader wonders whether to tell her fianc é that she has slept with a couple of friends, and if “ not telling ” is the same as lying. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CHERYL STRAYED and STEVE ALMOND Tags: Dating and Relationships Source Type: news

Tech At Bedtime May Mean Heavier Kids
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Children's Health, Parenting (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Postmenopausal Women Should Still Steer Clear of HRT: Task Force
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Hormone Replacement Therapy, Menopause, Women's Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Prostate cancer mortality 87 percent higher in American Indians
A new analysis takes a look at cancer mortality among American Indians and Alaskan Natives. Survival rates for some cancers are significantly poorer. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Prostate / Prostate Cancer Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the benefits of nopal?
This article looks at its nutritional content and possible health benefits. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Shop vouchers could boost breastfeeding
A study suggests that offering shopping vouchers can increase breastfeeding among new mothers. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

America's healthiest and least healthy states
Despite years of efforts to even out health disparities across the United States, some states are dramatically healthier than others, according to a new report. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A systematic review to identify and assess the effectiveness of alternatives for people over the age of 65 who are at risk of potentially avoidable hospital admission
This systematic review describes and assesses evidence on alternatives to acute care for older patients and shows that many of the options available are safe and appear to reduce resource use. However, cost analyses and patient preference data are lacking. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tiotropium to Slow Lung Function Decline in Early COPD Tiotropium to Slow Lung Function Decline in Early COPD
Dr Andy Shorr comments on the thought-provoking findings of the TIO COPD study.Medscape Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

ORBITA: Sham PCI Trial Sends Stents and CardioTwitter Reeling ORBITA: Sham PCI Trial Sends Stents and CardioTwitter Reeling
What are the biggest misperceptions about the trial that inspired 1700+ tweets in 9 days? And why did it send US interventional cardiologists into a tizzy while their UK counterparts remained calm?theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Article Source Type: news

Dementia Case Studies
Case studies taken from 2 External 0 0 0 link-external Dementia Good Care Planning false https://www.england.nhs.uk/publication/dementia-good-care-planning-information-for-primary-care-and-commissioners/ false true%> for primary care and commissioners (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Treating the New Hep C Generation on Their Turf Treating the New Hep C Generation on Their Turf
One Northern California physician is a foot soldier in the fight against a surge of hepatitis C, mainly among young drug users who share infected needles.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Thanks, Mr President! Bloomberg Says Trump Pulling Out of Paris Agreement Has Been a ‘Rallying Cry’ for Green Lobby
More than six months after President Donald Trump announced he would pull the U.S. out of the global climate deal known as the Paris Agreement, about 50 world leaders, as well as major U.S. business executives and U.N. officials gathered in the French capital for a daylong climate summit, insisting that Trump’s decision had no impact—and indeed, might well have mobilized the rest of the world to unite on a key issue. “The fact that President Trump has a different view has been a rallying cry for the pro-environmentalists groups. And that has been very helpful,” former New York Mayor Michael Bloomber...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Vivienne Walt / Paris Tags: Uncategorized Environment France Source Type: news

Stopping Opioid Addiction at One Key Source: The Hospital Stopping Opioid Addiction at One Key Source: The Hospital
Based on research conducted at the University of Michigan ’ s medical center, a group of surgeons developed a strategy to help post-surgical patients from misusing or abusing their prescription painkillers.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Dentures and Tooth Loss Linked to Malnutrition Dentures and Tooth Loss Linked to Malnutrition
Losing teeth and wearing dentures can increase your risk of malnutrition, according to a study.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dental & Oral Health News Source Type: news

Bedside Medicine: Why It's Still Vital, to Patients and Physicians Bedside Medicine: Why It's Still Vital, to Patients and Physicians
John Kugler, MD, who specializes in teaching physical exam skills, discusses the future of bedside medicine in light of new technologies like artificial intelligence.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Expert Interview Source Type: news

Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors in Lung Cancer Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors in Lung Cancer
The PD-1, PD-L1, and CTLA-4 inhibitors show promise in lung cancer, but questions about biomarker use and place in therapy need to be resolved.Chinese Clinical Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Academic Medicine Should Lead the Way on Gender Equity Academic Medicine Should Lead the Way on Gender Equity
Why is gender equity so important for academic medicine?Postgraduate Medical Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Are Rising Admission Thresholds Good Medicine? Are Rising Admission Thresholds Good Medicine?
ED admission thresholds have changed over time, but what are the implications?Emergency Medicine Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

New GRAPPA and EULAR Recommendations for Managing PsA New GRAPPA and EULAR Recommendations for Managing PsA
GRAPPA and EULAR have provide updated recommendations regarding the management and treatment of psoriatic arthritis.Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Cyber Security Is a Serious Problem for Physicians: Survey Cyber Security Is a Serious Problem for Physicians: Survey
More than 80% of doctors in an AMA/Accenture survey said they had been victims of cyber attacks; most suffered system downtime as a result.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing News Source Type: news

How can councils secure the delivery of more affordable homes?
The final report includes a series of recommendations for government about how they can support council innovation. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is "man flu" real?
New research suggests respiratory illnesses may hit men harder than women (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cases of meningitis W have rocketed by 922% in eight years
Shirali Patel, who achieved A* grades at Harrow, was forced to restart her medicine degree at Cambridge University after spending three months in hospital with meningitis W. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arctic's Temperature Continues To Run Hot, Latest 'Report Card' Shows
The extreme warming trend continues, and scientists fear that floating sea ice will be gone by mid-century. That will have extraordinary effects closer to home.(Image credit: Nathan Kurtz/NASA) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christopher Joyce Source Type: news

Ulcerative colitis symptoms: Painful joints and red eyes signs of a flare up
ULCERATIVE COLITIS symptoms include diarrhoea and tummy pain. Here are the other signs you could have the inflammatory bowel condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Five Things in the GOP Tax Plan That Threaten Medicine Five Things in the GOP Tax Plan That Threaten Medicine
Some of the items in the House and Senate's tax plans could have a negative effect on those in the medical profession and those receiving healthcare.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Amber-Trapped Tick Suggests Ancient Bloodsuckers Feasted On Feathered Dinosaurs
The tick was with a feather from a dinosaur that lived in the Cretaceous Period. Modern ticks love to bite mammals, and scientists have long wondered what the tiny vampires ate millions of years ago.(Image credit: Peñalver et al/Nature Communications) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rebecca Hersher Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Which foods are best for mental well-being? It depends on your age
What we eat can affect our psychological health, but which foods are beneficial? A new study suggests that the answer may depend on our age. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

The quick work out to fit in between Christmas splurges
Max Lowery – a 27-year-old former competitive sprinter from London – gives his tips. He has shared a video of exercises that you can fit in over the festive period to stay in shape. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gay man, 40, develops arthritis after catching a STI
Doctors at Leeds General Infirmary, who treated the unidentified patient and reported the strange case in a medical journal, said the shigella flexneri bacteria caused his reactive arthritis. (stock) (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

News Quiz: Top Pediatrics Stories of 2017 News Quiz: Top Pediatrics Stories of 2017
Test your memory of the 2017 news stories most read by pediatricians with this short quiz, which covers drug warnings, vaccines, antibiotics, and strategies to reduce pain in hospitalized children.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Memo to Motorcyclists: Beware the Full Moon
Because a full moon can be a major distraction and occurs about 12 times a year, researchers decided to investigate whether full moons might be linked to more motorcyclists'  deaths. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When to Stop Immunotherapy: First Response? Max Response? Toxicity? When to Stop Immunotherapy: First Response? Max Response? Toxicity?
There is an ongoing debate within the oncology community about when to stop immunotherapies, with treatment response, toxicity, and cost all playing important roles.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

A Georgia mother battles opioids to win back her kids
Opioid addiction has shattered many families across the US; an addicted mom in Georgia seized at one last chance to avoid that fate (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The final injustice: variation in end of life care in England
This report provides an insight into the experience of cancer patients'final months and years. It finds that cancer patients approaching the end of their life face repeat emergency visits and the situation is worse for patients who are most socioeconomically disadvantaged. The report highlights the variation in patient experience for people dying of cancer and the need for improved access to care and support in the community (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Persistent diarrhoea and painful joints? The symptoms of ulcerative colitis REVEALED
ULCERATIVE COLITIS symptoms include diarrhoea and tummy pain. Here are the other signs you could have the inflammatory bowel condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Inequalities in later life
The main report examines the disparities in health, financial security, social connections and housing faced by older people and how the negative impacts of these accumulate for those who are worse off. The accompanying insight report outlines the implications of the findings on policy and practice (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Motorcycle passengers have higher head injury risks
Reuters Health - Motorcycle passengers are less likely than drivers to wear helmets, and they are more likely to suffer traumatic brain injuries in crashes, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Most people are NOT in pain when they die
Researchers from the University of Wollongong in Australia found that improvements in palliative care have made death more comfortable. But not everyone who needs the care, receives it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Q&A: How is the US opioid crisis affecting children?
A historic and deadly wave of opioid addiction is flooding children into the U.S. foster care system (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Guide Assists in Type 1 Diabetes Health Insurance Navigation in US Guide Assists in Type 1 Diabetes Health Insurance Navigation in US
A JDRF online resource helps people with type 1 diabetes in the US understand insurance options and address obstacles.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Six reasons why you are so bloated - and when to go to the doctor
STOMACH bloating can be uncomfortable and annoying, but it could also be a sign of something more serious. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pok émon GO could help people who struggle socially
Researchers from  the University of British Columbia found augmented reality encourages gamers to interact with others, boosting the game's success chances. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opioid crisis strains foster system as kids pried from homes
The opioid crisis sweeping the US has hidden victims: Tens of thousands of children forced from their homes (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: 'We all hear voices in our heads,' but why? Study investigates
New research suggests that the brain regards talking inside of our heads as equivalent to talking out loud, with the same degree of dampened response. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

Trafficking of pills used by suicide bombers soars in Sahel
The UN's drugs agency warns smuggling of the opioid tramadol, used by Boko Haram, must be stopped. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EU renews approval for herbicide glyphosate for five years
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission said on Tuesday it had renewed for five years the license for the weed-killer glyphosate, a key ingredient in Monsanto Co's top-selling Roundup, following a heated debate over whether it causes cancer. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Man flu DOES exist: Men are more VULNERABLE to respiratory illness than women says science
MAN FLU really does exist, according to scientists. They discovered men are more vulnerable to respiratory illnesses than women. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news