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Survey links insomnia to workplace incivility
Workers' difficulty sleeping was linked to rude behavior by others on the job, including verbal abuse, according to a survey of U.S. Forest Service employees. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman loses two sons in one night to opioids
In one night, the Savage family lost two sons to opioid overdoses. Now they are working to prevent other families from experiencing the same pain. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US veteran who survived blast receives penis transplant
Doctors at a Baltimore hospital have performed the most extensive penis transplant to date, this one also involving the scrotum and part of the abdominal wall (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are phleboliths and are they safe?
Phleboliths are small, round lumps of calcium that form inside a person's veins. This type of vascular calcification often occurs in the pelvic area and is more common with age. Phleboliths frequently develop in people over 40. On an X-ray, the lumps may be mistaken for kidney stones. Learn more about phleboliths here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radiology / Nuclear Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Best 40 foods for vitamin K
Vitamin K is an essential nutrient that helps the body clot blood, build strong bones, and keep the heart healthy. In this article, we look at foods to eat to increase vitamin K intake, including kale, spinach, other leafy greens, some dairy products, and natto. Learn about the difference between vitamin K-1 and K-2. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Is walking enough exercise? Four experts agree
Jackson Fyfe, a lecturer in applied sport science at Deakin University, wrote in The Conversation that walking alone is simply not sufficient for most people - but may provide a platform to more intense exercise. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors Performed the First Full Penis and Scrotum Transplant on an American Military Vet
Physicians at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore have performed the first total penis and scrotum transplant in the world, the hospital announced on Monday. The surgery, which took place over 14 hours on March 26, was performed by a team of nine plastic surgeons and two urological surgeons. The penis and scrotum (without testicles) and partial abdominal wall came from a deceased donor. The recipient is a military veteran who was injured by an improvised explosive device (IED) blast in Afghanistan and wishes to remain anonymous. The hospital said he has recovered from the surgery and will be discharged...
Source: TIME: Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized Johns Hopkins medicine penis transplant Surgery transplants Source Type: news

Artificial sweeteners still cause diabetes and obesity
Researchers from Marquette University, Milwaukee, build on previous research that suggests zero-calorie sugar substitutes damage people's blood vessels, impacting their health. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Plastic surgery game apps sending wrong message to kids, critics say
Plastic surgery isn't a game, but some apps have turned it into one for kids. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boy recovering well after five-organ transplant
Jay Crouch has two new kidneys, a liver, pancreas and small bowel and is learning how to eat. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Psoriasis and arthritis sufferers have a higher risk of heart attacks and strokes, study finds
Roxanne Cooksey, a research fellow at Swansea University, explains the clearest ever evidence of a strong link between inflammatory conditions of the skin and bones, and heart woes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is'Blue Light' Really That Bad for Us? Is'Blue Light' Really That Bad for Us?
Marketers tell us that blocking blue light can improve our sleep and neurologic function. But what do the data show?Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Article Source Type: news

University closes after 100 students fall ill
Officials do not know what's causing the illnesses but say they're "confident" it's not E. coli (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flint Activist Wins Major Environmental Prize
LeeAnne Walters demanded action from local officials, confronting them with bottles of discolored water. They dismissed her for months. She meticulously documented lead levels in Flint homes.(Image credit: Michael Gleason/The Goldman Environmental Prize) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Merrit Kennedy Source Type: news

The Healing Edge: ‘ Whole Again ’ : A Vet Maimed by an I.E.D. Receives a Transplanted Penis
A young soldier whose genitals were destroyed underwent extensive reconstructive surgery that doctors hope to offer to others who were wounded at war. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DENISE GRADY Tags: Transplants Afghanistan War (2001- ) Penis Organ Donation Defense Department Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore, MD) Massachusetts General Hospital United States Defense and Military Forces improvised explosive devices Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is calcific tendonitis and what causes it?
Calcific tendonitis is a condition where deposits of calcium build up in a tendon or muscle, which can lead to pain and reduced movement. It often occurs in the shoulder. We look at the possible risk factors for this condition, its signs and symptoms, the available treatment options, and how long recovery takes. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bones / Orthopedics Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Common allergic conditions linked to mental health
Although allergies might seem a world away from mental health, a new study finds that common allergic conditions increase the risk of psychiatric problems. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy Source Type: news

New Medicare Perk for Diabetes Prevention Stumbles at Rollout New Medicare Perk for Diabetes Prevention Stumbles at Rollout
On April 1, Medicare launched a major initiative — a diabetes prevention program for seniors and people with serious disabilities — that is available in only a few cities.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Study: Heart patients who walk briskly hospitalized less
Heart patients who walked briskly were hospitalized less often, according to a study in Europe. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hay fever survival guide
The findings, made by Taiwanese researchers who assessed nearly 185,000 patients, come amid a 'pollen bomb' in the UK that has caused misery for millions of hay fever sufferers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating cod, herring and red snapper may ward off Parkinson's disease
Researchers from Chalmers University of Technology,  Gothenburg, found that these fishes contain high levels of the protein parvalbumin, which prevents the formation of protein structures. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

IBS sufferers are 30% more likely to develop Parkinson's
Inflammation is thought to underlie both irritable bowel disease and Parkinson's disease, and new research from Mount Sinai hospital suggests treating IBD could lower Parkinson's risks by 80%. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to sleep: Simple ways to get to sleep in a heatwave
HOT WEATHER affects our sleep, as we struggle to drift off when the nights are warm and sticky. After near-record April temperatures, there are several things you can do to help get a good night ’s rest. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Childhood obesity and depression are caused by same brain patterns
A Stanford University study that looked at MRI scans from 42 obese children and teens with depression found a link between the conditions and low volumes in two of the brain's reward centers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kim Kardashian's Brazilian Butt Lift is a DEADLY cosmetic procedure
The MultiSociety Gluteal Fat Grafting Task Force, which represents five societies, said the death rate of approximately one in 3,000 'is the highest rate for any aesthetic procedure'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doing something fun to decompress after work improves your sleep
While going straight home may involve more rest time, researchers at Oakland University found that is futile if you don't have a mental break to fill you with more emotions than just exhaustion. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acog 2018 acog 2018
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ACOG 2018.Medscape Ob/Gyn (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

Alarming Increase in Adolescent Suicides, Substance Use Alarming Increase in Adolescent Suicides, Substance Use
A new report reveals disturbing increases in youth substance abuse and suicide during the past decade and particularly the past year.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Prescribe for Family, Friends, or Colleagues? Why Not? Prescribe for Family, Friends, or Colleagues? Why Not?
A healthcare attorney answers a common question: Is it a good idea to write prescriptions for family, friends, or colleagues?Medscape Nurses (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Ask the Expert Source Type: news

10 Questions for Marcia Gay Harden
Marcia Gay Harden talks about her mother's Alzheimer’s disease, the latest 50 Shades movie, age, fitness, and Hollywood. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

' E coli' and Food Safety: It's a Jungle Out There'E coli' and Food Safety: It's a Jungle Out There
Have we made progress to reduce the risk for foodborne'Escherichia coli'infection? Dr Balistreri discusses this serious public health concern.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Want better sleep? Leave your work at the office
Your work-related stress is mental baggage that you must learn not to drag home with you. If you hold on to it, both your sleep and health will suffer. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anxiety / Stress Source Type: news

Chrissy Metz perseveres, shows that she's one of us.
Actor Chrissy Metz, star of the wildly popular NBC television series This Is Us, talks about overcoming childhood difficulties, anxiety, and other setbacks. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Catastrophic blunders are happening to 9 NHS patients every week
There were more than 430 so-called ‘never events’ logged at NHS trusts across England in the 11 months between last April and March this year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Jilted Akorn sues Fresenius over deal termination
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - U.S. generic drugmaker Akorn is taking former suitor Fresenius to court after the German healthcare group canceled their $4.75 billion takeover agreement. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

hay fever survival guide as study reveals risk of a mental illness soars by 66%
The findings, made by Taiwanese researchers who assessed nearly 185,000 patients, come amid a 'pollen bomb' in the UK that has caused misery for millions of hay fever sufferers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Incentivizing Cardiologists to Do the Right Thing Incentivizing Cardiologists to Do the Right Thing
Drs Harrington and Joynt Maddox discuss the move from volume-based to performance-based payment models and how to develop evidence-based quality metrics that make clinical sense.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Not all headaches feel the same, handy picture guide shows
As well as causing light sensitivity, nausea and vision loss, migraines often lead to a throbbing sensation of both sides of the head. More than 190,000 migraine attacks occur every day in the UK. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The foods that might help with dementia
One man has 'got his mum back' from the ravages of Alzheimer's, partly thanks to a change in her diet. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When Ancient Treatments Meet Western Medicine When Ancient Treatments Meet Western Medicine
Dr Seema Yasmin recounts her uncle's ill-fated experience visiting an Ayurvedic practitioner, along with her own visit to a well-known traditional Indian pharmacy.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Expert Column Source Type: news

Prostate cancer: Treatment time slashed to under three weeks thanks to new development
PROSTATE cancer can be successfully treated by short courses of radiotherapy lasting just two and a half weeks, a big reduction from the current treatment time of eight weeks. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prostate cancer: Treatment time slashed to under three weeks
PROSTATE cancer can be successfully treated by short courses of radiotherapy lasting just two and a half weeks, a big reduction from the current treatment time of eight weeks. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

E-Cig Liquid Remains a Poisoning Danger to Kids
The annual rate of exposures skyrocketed by nearly 1,400 percent from 2012 to 2015, then fell by 20 percent from 2015 to 2016, the researchers said. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump delays drug pricing speech, no set date yet
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has postponed a speech on lowering prescription drug prices previously scheduled for Thursday to a date in the near future, the White House said on Sunday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

T2D Diagnosis at Younger Age:'Scary Stuff'T2D Diagnosis at Younger Age:'Scary Stuff '
Aggressive management is the key to reversing this grim prognosis, says Dr Jim Chamberlain.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Expert Interview Source Type: news

How a False Alarm Affects Future Cancer Screenings
These scares are common. They affect about half of women who get annual mammograms; almost one-quarter of those who get regular stool tests for colon cancer; and 10 to 12 percent of men who have regular prostate cancer tests, the researchers said. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Positioning During Radiation Key to Heart Risks
The researchers used the images to assess how precisely the radiation was delivered, and to determine if it shifted closer or farther away from the heart. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Painkillers in Pregnancy May Affect Fertility of Offspring Painkillers in Pregnancy May Affect Fertility of Offspring
Experimental studies show total germ cell number dropped significantly and pluripotency gene expression changed after one day of acetaminophen use.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Seeing Red: Five Eye Diagnoses Not to Miss Seeing Red: Five Eye Diagnoses Not to Miss
Red eyes can range from self-limiting to vision-threatening. Can you distinguish the characteristics of the most serious causes and manage these conditions appropriately? (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: None Article Source Type: news

Hearing Loss in Newborns: The'1-3-6' Guidelines Hearing Loss in Newborns: The'1-3-6' Guidelines
The'1-3-6 guidelines'for early hearing detection and intervention aren't always followed, missing opportunities to promote language development in infants identified with hearing loss.CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Commentary Source Type: news