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Marked Differences Seen in IHD, HF Mortality Among VA Centers Marked Differences Seen in IHD, HF Mortality Among VA Centers
The variation in mortality was surprising but also highlights the narrow focus the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid has taken to overly weight 30-day rehospitalizations, an expert says.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

N.I.H. Halts Enrollment in a Study of Drinking Now Under Scrutiny
Following reports in The Times that investigators and officials had solicited funding for the trial from the alcohol industry, the N.I.H. has launched two internal investigations. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Clinical Trials Conflicts of Interest Harvard University National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism National Institutes of Health Collins, Francis S Grassley, Charles E Source Type: news

Young American smokers get half of their smoke through hookahs: Study
Researchers surveyed more than 3,300 American adults aged 18 to 30. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Banned, Ozone-Depleting Chemical Is Still Being Produced Somewhere, Scientists Say
Trichlorofluoromethane, or CFC-11, hurts the ozone layer and was supposed to have been phased out of production by 2010. Supposedly. But NOAA scientists say CFC-11 emissions began to rise after 2012.(Image credit: NOAA via AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Camila Domonoske Source Type: news

Banned Ozone-Depleting Chemical Is Still Being Produced Somewhere, Scientists Say
Trichlorofluoromethane, or CFC-11, hurts the ozone layer and was phased out of production by 2010. Supposedly. But a NOAA study says CFC-11 emissions began to rise after 2012.(Image credit: NOAA via AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Camila Domonoske Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Subungual hematoma: Images, treatment, and link to melanoma
Subungual hematomas occur after an injury to a nail. An impact can break blood vessels, causing blood to pool underneath the nail. In this article, we look at how to treat a subungal hematoma at home and when to see a doctor. Learn about signs of infection and the difference between this common injury and melanoma. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Reporting outcomes of procedure to unblock arteries may not improve care
(Reuters Health) - Public reporting of outcomes for a common procedure to clear blocked arteries was supposed to improve quality, but some doctors say it hasn't delivered on the goal of enhancing patient care. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2 - 30p superfood could prevent high blood sugar
DIABETES type 2 symptoms include weight loss, extreme tiredness and having cuts or wounds that take longer to heal than normal. But, this cheap superfood should be added to your diet to prevent high blood sugar. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Depression in men slashes a couple's chances of getting pregnant
Men's depression hampers a couple's ability to conceive a child - even with non-IVF fertility treatments - by 60 percent and some antidepressants are linked to miscarriages, new NIH research reveals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exposure to Air Pollution in Womb Tied to Hypertension in Children
Children whose mothers lived in the most polluted areas were more likely to have high blood pressure between ages 3 and 9. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Air Pollution Hypertension Children and Childhood Pregnancy and Childbirth Source Type: news

Acsm 2018 acsm 2018
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ACSM 2018.Medscape Orthopedics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

FDA names drugmakers accused of blocking cheaper generics
U.S. drug regulators are publicizing information on brand-name drugmakers that use what government officials call "gaming tactics" to block cheaper copycat versions (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Early puberty in girls tied to bullying in school
(Reuters Health) - Girls who go through puberty early may be more likely than peers who mature later to be involved in bullying at school - either as victims or perpetrators, a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Film aims to prevent patients falling through cracks in health system
A family's efforts to improve a flawed system have culminated in a documentary about their son's preventable death. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

FDA approves first non-opioid withdrawal treatment
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it's approved for the first time a non-opioid drug for treatment of opioid withdrawal. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug-resistant fungi 'serious and immediate' threat to human health
Researchers led by Imperial College London and the University of Exeter say new drugs are needed to treat fungal infection before common fungi become resistant and spread disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blood Type May Impact Severity of E. Coli Illness
Some people infected with this type of E. coli develop severe, watery diarrhea. For others, the infection causes only mild symptoms or none at all. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alternative to daily inhaler use may offer asthma sufferers a new option
People are so reluctant to take their inhaler medication for mild asthma on a daily basis that a pharmaceutical company has come up with a different approach. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

FDA: "Too many kids" experimenting with e-cigarettes, vaping
Regulators ask e-cigarette manufacturers to provide information about their product designs, marketing (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arthritis pain - prevent painful symptoms with these three cheap supplements
ARTHRITIS pain symptoms include joint pain, inflammation and restricted movement. You can lower your risk of arthritis, or reduce painful symptoms, by adding these three supplements to your diet. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US Birth Rate Hits 30-Year Low US Birth Rate Hits 30-Year Low
Fertility rates hit another record low in 2017 as birth rates declined for women of nearly all age groups younger than 40 years. Birth rates continued to rise for women in their early 40s.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can you drink coffee while taking Adderall?
Adderall is a stimulant medication commonly used to treat ADHD. The caffeine in coffee can alter the side effects and efficacy of the drug. In this article, we look at the side effects of both caffeine and Adderall. We also consider whether or not it is safe to combine the two, and how doing so might affect the body. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: ADHD / ADD Source Type: news

'Major, major game-changer': Ebola spreads to big Congo city
Congo's Ebola outbreak reports 1st confirmed urban case; 'a concerning development' (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Health officials: Stay out of the pool if you have diarrhea
Health officials say hotel pools and hot tubs are a major source of the illnesses people get from swimming (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

NIH halts $100 million study of moderate drinking that is funded by alcohol industry
The National Institutes of Health has ordered a halt to a $100 million, 10-year study of moderate drinking that's being funded in large part by the alcoholic beverage industry.Related:Exploding vape pen caused Florida man’s death, autopsy saysMen’s depression may lower chances for pregnancy in couples, NIH study suggestsCDC comes close to an all-clear on romaine lettuce as E. coli outbreak nears historic level (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Singapore's measures to reduce short-sightedness
As global rates of short-sightedness - or myopia - increase around the world, Singapore is hoping to buck the trend with three simple but innovative solutions. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Inducing Labor at Full Term May Be Best Bet
Compared with waiting for labor to begin, induction was associated with fewer perinatal deaths, stillbirths and cesarean sections. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Babies and Infants Pregnancy and Childbirth Deaths (Fatalities) Source Type: news

NIH halts controversial study of moderate drinking
The National Institutes of Health has ordered a halt to a $100 million, 10-year study of moderate drinking that's being funded in large part by the alcoholic beverage industry.Related:Exploding vape pen caused Florida man’s death, autopsy saysMen’s depression may lower chances for pregnancy in couples, NIH study suggestsCDC comes close to an all-clear on romaine lettuce as E. coli outbreak nears historic level (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Young encouraged to speak out over mental health
"Mental health is really hard to express in words" - one of the reasons See Me Scotland is launching a survey about young people's mental health. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bowel cancer warning - this is when you should be worried about finding blood in your poo
BOWEL cancer symptoms can include stomach pain, a change in bowel habits, and finding blood in your stool. But, blood in your poo could also be a sign of haemorrhoids - this is how to tell the difference. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parasites and bacteria may be lurking in hotel pools, hot tubs, CDC warns
Hotels set the stage for nearly a third of all disease outbreaks in the United States linked to chlorinated or treated water -- such as pools and hot tubs -- between 2000 and 2014, according to a new government report. During that 15-year period, a total of 493 outbreaks linked to treated recreational water were reported in 46 states and Puerto Rico, the report indicates. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ebola Spreads to Major Congo City, Raising Risk of Larger Contagion
The arrival of the disease in Mbandaka, a bustling port city, is “ a game changer, ” a World Health Organization official said. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICK CUMMING-BRUCE Tags: Ebola Virus Epidemics World Health Organization Congo, Democratic Republic of (Congo-Kinshasa) Source Type: news

Hotel Pools and Hot Tubs Are Major Sources of Waterborne Illness Outbreaks, CDC Says
You may want to think twice before taking a dip on your next vacation, according to the results of a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Between 2000 and 2014, the CDC recorded 493 disease outbreaks related to treated recreational water, resulting in more than 27,000 illnesses and eight deaths. And in almost a third of those outbreaks, the infections could be traced back to hotel pools, hot tubs and spas, the CDC says. In hotels, pools were a major culprit, but 65 cases stemmed from hot tubs or spas. Of the outbreaks with a confirmed cause, the vast majority — 94% — were due t...
Source: TIME: Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

Baby delivered from brain-damaged mother is OK, goes home
Doctors in Poland say that a girl delivered prematurely by cesarean section from a brain-damaged mother and then treated in hospital for months, has been discharged home in good condition. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Congo's Ebola outbreak spreads to a city of over 1 million
Congo's Ebola outbreak reports 1st confirmed urban case; 'a concerning development' (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Being a musician or bilingual could be the key to avoiding dementia
The brains of people who speak multiple languages and play a musical instrument process information differently, which could delay dementia, say scientists from Toronto (stock). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ebola virus outbreak: WHO 'crunch talks over international emergency’ - symptoms of virus
EBOLA virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has spread to a nearby city of 1.2 million people. The World Health Organization has reportedly called for an emergency meeting to discuss whether too declare an international emergency. These are the signs and symptoms of the deadly virus infection. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cannabis Drug Reduces Drop Seizures in Severe Epilepsy Cannabis Drug Reduces Drop Seizures in Severe Epilepsy
Phase 3 data add rigorous evidence that a highly purified form of cannabidiol significantly reduces drop seizures in Lennox-Gastaut syndrome; FDA action expected in June.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

‘ Will You Be My Emergency Contact? ’ Takes on a Whole New Meaning
Researchers mined medical records to build family trees they hope could help advance medical research, but the privacy implications worry some bioethicists. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: HEATHER MURPHY Tags: Medicine and Health Hospitals Genetics and Heredity Privacy Research Cell (Journal) Tatonetti, Nicholas Polubriaginof, Fernanda Source Type: news

Your Emergency Contact Information Could Be Used in a Medical Study
Researchers mined medical records to build family trees they hope could help advance medical research, but the privacy implications worry some bioethicists. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: HEATHER MURPHY Tags: Medicine and Health Hospitals Genetics and Heredity Privacy Research Cell (Journal) Tatonetti, Nicholas Polubriaginof, Fernanda Source Type: news

You'll have better memory in middle age if you have healthy sex life
Researchers analyzed two years of data on more than 6,000 English adults aged 50 and over, recording how often they kissed, touched and had sex with their partners. Sex did impact memory, but briefly. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure - this is how you can check your hypertension risk
HIGH blood pressure symptoms include chest pain, difficulty breathing, and finding blood in your urine. The only way you can know if you ’re at risk of hypertension is to have your blood pressure checked - but how can you check your reading? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture Does Not Improve Pregnancy Rates
The therapy may have other benefits: Women may feel more relaxed and better about themselves. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Acupuncture In Vitro Fertilization Pregnancy and Childbirth Source Type: news

Why diet soda is ruining your diet
Taxes are being placed on sugar-sweetened drinks, not diet ones. But new research by the University of Michigan shows that diet soda sweetened with aspartame could be just as diet-wrecking. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reporting outcomes of PCI may not improve care
(Reuters Health) - Public reporting of outcomes for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) was supposed to improve quality, but some doctors say it hasn't delivered on the goal of enhancing patient care. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Teaching Med Students to Illustrate for Patient Communication Teaching Med Students to Illustrate for Patient Communication
A passion for art can aid in patient communication. Encouraging medical students to develop their illustration skills may help them better explain things to their future patients.Medscape Med Students (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Article Source Type: news

Florida officials probe cause of fatal vape device explosion
(Reuters) - Fire investigators are examining whether the battery in an electronic cigarette triggered a small explosion that killed a man in Florida this month, sending fragments of the vape device into his skull, in what may be the first such fatality in the country. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Mum wants postnatal depression awareness after dad's suicide
Vicky Clayton cannot give her son the thing he wants most in the world - his dad. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Approves First Non-Opioid for Withdrawal
The FDA found the drug to be safe and effective in easing symptoms such as diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, anxiety, and an overall feeling of sickness that often keep patients from withdrawing from opioids. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

KEYNOTE-189: Chemo + Immunotherapy Now Viable for PD-L1 Low NSCLC KEYNOTE-189: Chemo + Immunotherapy Now Viable for PD-L1 Low NSCLC
While KEYNOTE-189 answered many questions about immuno-oncology for NSCLC, Drs West and Borghaei look forward to results of KEYNOTE-042 for even more answers.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news