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Lawsuit filed against ban on abortions due to Down syndrome
The ACLU has filed a constitutional challenge to Ohio's law prohibiting doctors from performing abortions based on a diagnosis of Down syndrome. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Alcohol Advice Demands Full Disclosure First Alcohol Advice Demands Full Disclosure First
What do you tell patients who ask about'safe'alcohol intake--or who inquire about your own drinking habits?Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Expert Column Source Type: news

FDA Advisory Committee Nixes Novel Pain Drug FDA Advisory Committee Nixes Novel Pain Drug
Committee members expressed concern about insufficient study data on older patients and lack of clarity on plans for an abuse-deterrent program.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Bird flu H7N4 outbreak: Four symptoms to watch for after first ever human case confirmed
BIRD flu is an infectious type of influenza that spreads among birds, but in very rare cases can affect humans. A woman in China is now the first ever human recorded to have the H7N4 strain of the virus - if a worldwide outbreak begins, what are the symptoms to look out for? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Running may protect your memory from stress
Chronic stress can affect our brain health, and particularly our memory. Not to worry, though; a new study has found that running could offset that damage. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sports Medicine / Fitness Source Type: news

Red tide outbreak in Chile puts salmon farms on alert: industry group
SANTIAGO (Reuters) - A growing outbreak of "red tide" has put salmon farms on alert in fish-rich southern Chile, an industry group said on Thursday, though its impact is still far less extensive than in 2016, when a much larger outbreak decimated fish farms. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Five Reasons to Avoid Going Gluten-Free Five Reasons to Avoid Going Gluten-Free
Emerging evidence suggests that significant costs--physical and financial--are associated with this diet if not administered properly.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Article Source Type: news

Novel De-escalation Approach for HPV+ Head and Neck Cancer Novel De-escalation Approach for HPV+ Head and Neck Cancer
A study of a novel approach to de-escalating treatment for HPV-positive head and neck cancer shows excellent pathologic complete response and survival outcomes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

These may be the most germ-ridden places in your office
To avoid this year's dangerous flu bug, it's not just about who you come in contact with -- it's also what (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Challenge Race Shakes Up the Running Routine
Races designed to almost guarantee you won ’ t set a new personal record are becoming increasingly popular among runners who crave something new. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JEN A. MILLER Tags: Running Athletics and Sports Marathon Running Empire State Building (Manhattan, NY) Source Type: news

How To Detect A Ghost (Particle)
(Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marcelo Gleiser Source Type: news

A Scientific Search For A Ghost (Particle)
(Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marcelo Gleiser Source Type: news

Top tips that’ll help you survive the menopause
FROM hot flushes and mood swings to memory loss, the menopause can bring with it a whole range of uncomfortable and annoying symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Cancer: 'Ultra-processed' foods may increase risk
A new study suggests a possible link between the consumption of ultra-processed foods and raised risk of overall cancer, and breast cancer in particular. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to do about tightness in the throat
A look at tightness in the throat, an uncomfortable feeling that has a range of causes. Included is detail on anxiety and the symptoms of the condition. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

10 deadliest mass shootings in modern US history
Mass shootings in America are getting deadlier. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Key GOP lawmaker backs Medicaid expansion in Virginia
The chances of Virginia joining a majority of states that have expanded Medicaid have increased significantly after a key GOP lawmaker flipped positions on the issue (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

What a fertility expert wants you to know
Emma Cannon explains the misconceptions around sex and fertility she has seen in her 20 years as a fertility and women's health expert, and what fertility treatments women should be wary of (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Transgender woman breastfeeds baby in first recorded case, study says
She was able to produce enough milk to be the baby's only food source for the first six weeks, a study says. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

World Health chiefs draw up list of 10 viruses
The World Health Organization has released its annual list of lethal pathogens that research should be fast-tracked for. It comes amid mounting fears of a global pandemic. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers Probe Mystery of Illnesses in U.S. Cuba Embassy Personnel
But the exact nature of what harmed more than 20 U.S. government personnel stationed in Havana, Cuba, last year remains mysterious, reports a team led by Dr. Douglas Smith of the University of Pennsylvania. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity May Give Men With Melanoma an Advantage
Among men who received treatment for the potentially deadly cancer, obese patients lived an average of 47 percent longer than those with a healthy body weight, researchers found. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Crohn's Progression Unchanged Despite Advanced Therapies Crohn's Progression Unchanged Despite Advanced Therapies
Despite advances in the treatment of Crohn's disease, 5-year outcomes are similar to those from 20 years ago, a new study showed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

High blood pressure symptoms? Avoid using this supplement to reduce hypertension
HIGH blood pressure can put you at risk of heart disease, heart attacks, stroke and heart failure. It ’s important to make changes to your lifestyle and diet to help reduce symptoms, but while adding more calcium and potassium in your diet is a positive thing, taking supplements isn’t recommended. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Give women more time to give birth, make choices: WHO
GENEVA (Reuters) - Women in labor should be given more time to give birth and have fewer medical interventions, while participating more in decision-making, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Despite Need, Cancer Centers Don't Stock Sex Aids Despite Need, Cancer Centers Don't Stock Sex Aids
Low availability of therapeutic sexual aids at NCI-designated cancer centers limits patients'ability to deal with sexual dysfunction in a timely way.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Brain surgery could 'spread' Alzheimer's disease
Researchers from University College London analysed four young people with brain bleeds caused by amyloid protein build-ups and discovered all underwent brain surgery as children. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Merck KGaA, Pfizer's immunotherapy fails in lung cancer trial
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Merck KGaA and Pfizer's cancer drug Bavencio could not be shown to improve survival in lung cancer patients that had previously undergone unsuccessful chemotherapy, Merck said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Highly Processed Foods Tied to Higher Cancer Risk
Every 10 percent dietary increase in packaged snacks, fizzy drinks, sugary cereals and other highly processed foods boosts the risk for cancer by 12 percent, new research suggests. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Footage of a 'feisty' baby who nearly died from sepsis
Katie Goulbourn has shared footage of her 11-week-old daughter Chloe Pierce, from Holmes Chapel, Cheshire, saying  if she'd have known the symptoms she would have been quicker to get help. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why People Are Swimming in Freezing Water
Forget dipping your toe in the deep end. In countries around the world, intrepid swimmers of all ages plunge into ice-cold waters for a thrill that can feel as sharp as daggers–and bragging rights that last all winter. Welcome to the fun and frigid world of cold-water swimming. The hobby is nothing new. It’s been around for centuries in chilly climes such as Russia and Finland, and people have been crossing the notoriously frosty, 21-mile-long English Channel without wet suits since at least the 1800s. The Coney Island Polar Bear Club hosted its first U.S. ocean dip in 1903. And while polar plunges have become ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized cold water swimming healthytime Longevity Source Type: news

Is an Anti-Aging Pill on the Horizon?
Anti-aging products from skin creams to chemical peels are part of a $250 billion industry, but scientists have yet to discover a longevity elixir that stands up to medical scrutiny. A group of researchers believe they’re getting closer, however, thanks to a compound called nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, or NAD+ for short. “NAD+ is the closest we’ve gotten to a fountain of youth,” says David Sinclair, co-director of the Paul F. Glenn Center for the Biology of Aging at Harvard Medical School. “It’s one of the most important molecules for life to exist, and without it, you’re dea...
Source: TIME: Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized anti-aging healthytime Longevity Source Type: news

You Asked: Do Religious People Live Longer?
If a long life is what you’re after, going to church may be the answer to your prayers. A number of studies have shown associations between attending religious services and living a long time. One of the most comprehensive, published in JAMA Internal Medicine in 2016, found that women who went to any kind of religious service more than once a week had a 33% lower chance than their secular peers of dying during the 16-year study-follow-up period. Another study, published last year in PLOS One, found that regular service attendance was linked to reductions in the body’s stress responses and even in mortality&ndas...
Source: TIME: Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Longevity Source Type: news

Why Pig Organs Could Be the Future of Transplants
Making human tissue in a lab has always been more sci-fi than sci-fact, but powerful genetic technologies may change that soon. For the most part, the only way to replace diseased or failing hearts, lungs, kidneys and livers is with donor organs. Even then, many people struggle to find a good biological match with a donor, and 8,000 die each year in the U.S. while waiting for an organ. In one promising solution to the shortage, researchers have been putting a new DNA editing tool called CRISPR through rigorous tests in organ regeneration. Last August, a group of scientists led by George Church, professor of genetics at Har...
Source: TIME: Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Longevity organ transplants Source Type: news

How to Become Less Afraid of Death
Death, in the view of many theorists, is a good thing, at least for a society that aspires to be creative. When you’re on the clock, you accomplish more. Cultural anthropologist Ernest Becker, author of The Denial of Death, called mortality “a mainspring of human activity.” If you want to invent a light bulb or paint a Mona Lisa, you’d best get started, because checkout time is coming. That’s perfectly fine when you’re contemplating the human species as a whole, but our personal mortality is a different matter, right? Not always. A 2017 study in Psychological Science tallied the number o...
Source: TIME: Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Death healthytime Source Type: news

Amish People Stay Healthy in Old Age. Here ’s Their Secret
Many people think of the Amish as living without. These devout communities, predominantly located in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana, go without cars, TVs, computers, phones or even the electricity needed to run so much of 21st century gadgetry. But what researchers who have studied them have found is what the Amish have a surplus of: good health in late life. The average American life expectancy is currently just under 79 years. Back in 1900, it was only 47, but for early–20th century Amish it was already greater than 70. Over the decades, most Americans have caught up in overall life expectancy, but the Amish still ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized amish communities healthytime Source Type: news

Inside One Couple ’s Experimental Treatment to Battle Alzheimer’s Disease
JoAnn Wooding is staring intently at the clear liquid dripping from a dark brown IV bag into her husband Peter’s arm. “Please be the drug, please be the drug,” she says. Married for more than 50 years, the Woodings are among the more than 5 million Americans who are facing Alzheimer’s disease, one of the most devastating diagnoses today. But instead of accepting the slow descent into memory loss, confusion and dementia, Peter–who has the disease–could be among the first to successfully stop that decline from happening. Peter, 77, is one of the 2,700 people around the world who are expect...
Source: TIME: Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Alzheimer's Disease healthytime Longevity Source Type: news

The Surprising Secrets to Living Longer — And Better
Old age demands to be taken very seriously–and it usually gets its way. It’s hard to be cavalier about a time of life defined by loss of vigor, increasing frailty, rising disease risk and falling cognitive faculties. Then there’s the unavoidable matter of the end of consciousness and the self–death, in other words–that’s drawing closer and closer. It’s the rare person who can confront the final decline with flippancy or ease. That, as it turns out, might be our first mistake. Humans are not alone in facing the ultimate reckoning, but we’re the only species–as far as we ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Longevity Source Type: news

Yoghurt reduces the risk of a heart attack by up to 30%
Researchers from Boston University found yoghurt lowers the risk of women with hypertension suffering an event by 30 percent and men by 19 percent due to its fermented, calcium content. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Age is nothing but a number for the Winter Olympians of 2018
Be they old or young, age is nothing but a number for the skiing, skating, sledding and snowboarding Winter Olympians of 2018. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cannabis oil WARNING as products hit UK shelves: 'This should be treated with caution'
CANNABIS oil has become available on the UK high street and popularity over products has soared over the last year. But is it safe and are there any benefits? One doctor has issued his advice. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Rock Climbing May Be the Ultimate Full-Body Workout
The muscles in your hips and torso strain to hold your lower half against the wall. You arch backward and extend one hand up to clasp the next hold—your thighs and calves burning with the effort of holding you steady and in balance. A moment later, when the tips of your fingers have secured their grip, there’s a wholesale shift in the muscles you call on to maintain your safe purchase on the climbing wall. Exercise is all about engaging your muscles—from your heart to your biceps and quads—and asking those muscles to perform work. And when it comes to activating and training a diverse range of muscl...
Source: TIME: Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Exercise/Fitness healthytime Source Type: news

$40 Million Later, A Pioneering Plan To Boost Wild Fish Stocks Shows Little Success
A California program begun 35 years ago to boost waning white seabass populations became a model for other states. Now the first scientific review finds the program had a stunningly low success rate.(Image credit: Mike Shane/Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute ) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Clare Leschin-Hoar Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is the apple cider vinegar detox?
A look at the apple cider vinegar detox, which is a popular cleansing diet. Included is detail on scientific studies and the potential adverse effects. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Tonsillitis: When should your tonsils be removed? Dr Ranj outlines symptoms to look for
TONSILLITIS is a common illness that can affect children and adults, but while it usually goes away on its own a few days, some people can suffer reoccurring bouts. If you experience recurrent tonsillitis, when can you get your tonsils taken out? Dr Ranj Singh on This Morning said you must have two specific symptoms to undergo the operation. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aster DM Healthcare $153 million IPO subscribed 1.3 times
(Reuters) - United Arab Emirates-based Aster DM Healthcare Ltd's initial public offering (IPO) of shares on the Indian exchanges to raise 9.80 billion rupees ($153.34 million) was subscribed 1.3 times on the last day of the sale on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Taking control
Sofie Hartley, who's 27, wants to have a hysterectomy so that she can take back control of her body. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

French pharma group Ipsen sees more asset purchases, U.S. growth
PARIS (Reuters) - French pharma company Ipsen expects to bring more drugs to combat cancer, rare diseases and mobility impairment into its pipeline this year and has around one billion euros ($1.25 billion) for asset purchases, its chief executive said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

FDA Approves First Blood Test to Detect Concussion
Known as the Banyan Brain Trauma Indicator, it could help reduce the need for CT scans and thus decrease radiation exposure to patients, according to the FDA. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tonsillitis: When can you get your tonsils removed? Dr Ranj outlines symptoms to look for
TONSILLITIS is a common illness that can affect children and adults, but while it usually goes away on its own a few days, some people can suffer reoccurring bouts. If you experience recurrent tonsillitis, when can you get your tonsils taken out? Dr Ranj Singh on This Morning said you must have two specific symptoms to undergo the operation. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news