Living With Cancer: Tackling Cancer Anxiety
No matter how long I deal with periodic blood tests, abdominal CTs and mammograms, they always trigger a huge wave of ‘ scanxiety. ’ (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SUSAN GUBAR Tags: Ovarian Cancer Mammography Mastectomy Source Type: news

Novartis 'completely committed' to Sandoz, has no split-off plan
Swiss drugmaker Novartis is "completely committed" to its $10 billion-per-year Sandoz generics business, a spokesman said on Thursday, after a newspaper reported Chief Executive Vas Narasimhan planned to split the unit off. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Diesel fumes in London are so bad that children's lungs are becoming stunted
Tests on more than 2,000 eight- and nine-year-olds who lived in the capital of England showed they had an average five per cent lower lung capacity than expected. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: Add more of this carbohydrate to your diet to manage the condition
TYPE 2 diabetes sufferers are advised to watch their carbohydrate intake, as eating too many carbs can raise blood sugar levels. However, there is one type of carb people with diabetes should eat more of in order to control the condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Migraines can raise the risk of an irregular heartbeat
Researchers at the University of South Carolina said the raised risk may be down to problems with the autonomic nervous system, which control the heart and blood vessels. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS faces a 'shortage of 350,000 staff and spiralling waiting times by 2030', experts warn 
Health experts have warned the NHS they have 'very little time' to act if they want to prevent a catastrophic staffing deficit by 2030. The NHS is already strained by 107,000 unfilled jobs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Best supplements for brain function: The B vitamin vital for proper brain function
BEST supplements for brain function: Vitamin B is one of the most important vitamin groups when it comes to healthy function of the body. But with many different types of vitamin B, which ones should you prioritise when it comes to proper braun function. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK health service risks 350,000 staff gap by 2030: thinktanks
Lack of staff now represents a bigger challenge to Britain's health service than funding and the system could face a 350,000 personnel shortage by 2030, leading health thinktanks warned on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Using community choirs to boost well-being
Loneliness is a significant and growing problem. A recent study investigates the effect of belonging to a community choir on well-being in older adults. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Seniors / Aging Source Type: news

China confirms new African swine fever outbreak in Hubei province
China's agricultural ministry said on Thursday it had confirmed a new African swine fever outbreak near the city of Huangguang in the central province of Hubei. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Personal trainers reveal whether double sessions lead to better results - and how to do it safely
If you're on a fitness streak, it can be tempting to hit the gym for a double session. Australian personal trainers reveal whether a second workout is beneficial and how to do this properly. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Twins separated by surgery are healing, sticking together
Doctors say that conjoined twins from Bhutan who were separated at an Australian hospital last week have been moving about, eating and otherwise healing well (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Nomenclature of Cognitive Change Associated With Surgery Nomenclature of Cognitive Change Associated With Surgery
A working group proposes a formal classification of nomenclature for cognitive change affecting patients after anesthesia and surgery, consistent with terminology used in the wider clinical community.Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Liver Fat Scores Predict Liver Disease Mortality in the US Liver Fat Scores Predict Liver Disease Mortality in the US
This study examined how markers of liver health are associated with mortality in persons without viral hepatitis in the United States. Are liver fat scores useful for metabolic health surveillance?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

A Risk-Stratified Approach to High-Grade T1 Bladder Cancer A Risk-Stratified Approach to High-Grade T1 Bladder Cancer
This article describes an evidence-based, risk-stratified approach to the staging and treatment of high-grade T1 bladder cancer.Current Opinion in Urology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology Journal Article Source Type: news

Metastasis in Patients With Hepatocellular Carcinoma Metastasis in Patients With Hepatocellular Carcinoma
This authors investigated the prevalence, associated factors, and prognostic impact of metastasis in hepatocellular carcinoma, proposing a modified BCLC system based on metastasis.Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

CV Outcomes of AChEIs in Individuals With Dementia CV Outcomes of AChEIs in Individuals With Dementia
How might acetylcholinesterase inhibitors affect cardiac outcomes in individuals with dementia?Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Interruption of DOACs in Preprocedural and Acute Settings Interruption of DOACs in Preprocedural and Acute Settings
How long should direct thrombin inhibitors be held prior to invasive procedures?Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Cancer: Brain tumours often go unnoticed - five early symptoms you must be aware of
CANCER: Brain tumours can be deadly, but many people don ’t notice they have one for a long period of time, by which point it may be to late to treat it. These are five early symptoms of a brain tumour you must be aware of. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Veterans Affairs reverses decision, opens beds for Allied war vets
Veterans Affairs will expand access to Halifax’s Camp Hill Veterans Memorial Hospital after a veteran was denied access because his wartime service wasn’t with the Canadian military. Now the minister of veterans affairs says 25 beds will be opened to Allied and modern-day veterans. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Pollution linked to 'stunted lung capacity' in London schoolchildren
Exposure to diesel fumes was linked to an approximate 5% reduction in lung capacity in London children. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Should we pay people for donating blood?
Worldwide sales of blood plasma are increasingly strongly, but is it ethically right that people should be paid to donate it? (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SGLT2 Inhibitor Amputation Risk Seen in Real-World Diabetes Study SGLT2 Inhibitor Amputation Risk Seen in Real-World Diabetes Study
The risk of lower limb amputations and diabetic ketoacidosis associated with use of SGLT2 inhibitors for type 2 diabetes are notable but small, the Scandinavian authors note.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Low emission zones improve city air, but not enough: study
London's low emission traffic zone has modestly reduced residents' exposure to diesel engine pollution, but the better air quality has not brought improved lung health among the capital's children, research found on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Draft EPA study finds newer nonstick compound may be harmful
Draft report by the Environmental Protection Agency says long-term exposure to a chemical compound currently used for making nonstick coatings appears to be dangerous, even in minute amounts (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

London's low-emission zone ineffective in improving child lung health, study says
Traffic control measures have improved air quality in London, but the number of children with poor lung capacity because of traffic pollution remains high, a new analysis says. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Damning report reveals pancreatic cancer death rates have soared by 5% across Europe
A report by the non-profit organisation, United European Gastroenterology, compared how many people died of pancreatic cancer in 28 countries in Europe from 1990-2016. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Don't let salmonella ruin your turkey dinner
A salmonella outbreak lingers as Thanksgiving approaches, making it especially important to follow advice for safe handling of raw turkey (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Low-carb diets might be best for maintaining weight loss, study says
The best way to maintain weight loss may be to change your diet to one low in carbohydrates, according to new research. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EPA flags new fears about nonstick coatings
The Environmental Protection Agency says long-term exposure to a chemical compound used in nonstick coatings appears to be dangerous even in minute amounts (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Health threats of California wildfires: How smoke, dust and toxic fungus pose long-term risks
As devastating photos have shown, the fires ravaging California have decimated buildings, creating clouds of dust for miles. California also has dangerous fungus in the ground. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Babies' brain development may not depend on sleeping through the night
(Reuters Health) - Infants who don't sleep through the night don't seem to be at higher risk for cognitive or motor development problems, a Canadian study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Yet Another Selfie? You Might Be a Narcissist
In a small new study, the people who posted a high number of images and selfies on social media had an average 25 percent increase in narcissistic traits such as exhibitionism, a sense of entitlement and exploitation of others, researchers say. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diseases spread by ticks hit record level in U.S.
A new report from the CDC shows that tickborne diseases like Lyme and Rocky Mountain spotted fever continue to rise (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Speedy Angiography Needed in NSTE ACS Without Prior P2Y12 Inhibitor Speedy Angiography Needed in NSTE ACS Without Prior P2Y12 Inhibitor
The EARLY trial also suggests that if there is a delay in sending a patient with non-ST- segment-elevation ACS to the cath lab, the patient should receive aggressive guideline-based medical therapy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

California man, 26, who tried to kill himself receives face transplant in NYC 25-hour surgery
Cameron Underwood, who battled depression for years, was 24 when he tried to take his own life with a shotgun in June 2016 after drinking all day. A year-and-a-half later he had surgery in New York. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Research Shows We Are Better At Remembering Names Than Faces
BOSTON (CBS) – It happens to all of us. You see someone you know but you can’t recall their name, leading you to believe that you’re better at remembering faces than names. But a new study says that’s not true. Researchers in the United Kingdom found it’s easier to remember someone’s name than what they look like. They asked 24 volunteers to memorize 40 pictures of strangers paired with random names. The volunteers consistently scored higher at remembering the names over the faces. Even when shown celebrities, they were still slightly better at remembering the names over the photographs...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local Watch Listen Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Local Researchers Say Low-Carb Diet Helps You Burn More Calories
BOSTON (CBS) – Here’s something to chew on. A new study finds that low-carb diets cause people to burn more calories than other diets. Researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital in conjunction with Framingham State University followed overweight volunteers who were given fully prepared meals for 20 weeks. They found that those on the low-carb plan burned more calories than those on the high-carb plan, as many as 250 additional calories a day. When people go on a diet, they often regain the weight they have lost because their metabolism slows and they burn fewer calories, but this study finds a low carb d...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local Watch Listen Dr. Mallika Marshall low carb diet Source Type: news

There ’ s a Stress Gap Between Men and Women. Here ’ s Why It ’ s Important.
Between domestic duties and emotional labor, research shows, women are more stressed than men are — but it doesn ’ t have to be that way. Here ’ s what the data says, and how to take care of yourself. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KRISTIN WONG Tags: Women and Girls Anxiety and Stress Psychology and Psychologists Emotions Research Mental Health and Disorders Men and Boys Source Type: news

Surgeons design inexpensive headlamp to make operations safer in poor conditions
(Reuters Health) - Surgeries in poorer countries can become dangerous when electrical power goes out, as it often does. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Study: Radiation causes cognition damage in brain cancer patients
Radiation seems to specifically injure the brain region involved in learning and forming new memories. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Food safety officials stress safe handling of raw turkey
With Thanksgiving approaching, food safety officials are stressing the importance of proper handling and cooking practices as a nationwide outbreak of drug-resistant Salmonella found in raw turkey expands (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Should Children Be Allowed at Medical Meetings? Should Children Be Allowed at Medical Meetings?
An oncologist who is a mother was recently bounced from presenting her poster at a major meeting because she brought her baby to the session. Is that okay?Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Exercise may help beat drug addiction, study says
Exercise makes drug addicts less susceptible to succumbing to the cues that trigger a relapse, a new study suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nitroglycerin patches may help ease tendon pain
(Reuters Health) - Patches containing nitroglycerin may help patients with common injuries to tendons, a research review suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Hepatitis C-Infected Organs Deemed Safe for Transplant Hepatitis C-Infected Organs Deemed Safe for Transplant
With direct-acting antivirals, organs from donors infected with hepatitis C can be transplanted safely into uninfected recipients, shortening the time patients spend on wait lists, researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Low-Carb Diets May Work By Boosting Calorie Burn
People placed on a low-carb, high-fat diet burned more daily calories, versus those given high-carb meals in a recent study. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hep C Therapy Can Be Shortened to 8 Weeks, Despite Cirrhosis Hep C Therapy Can Be Shortened to 8 Weeks, Despite Cirrhosis
In treatment-na ï ve patients with compensated cirrhosis, the duration of hepatitis C medication can be shortened in most cases, results from the EXPEDITION-8 trial show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

ENCORE-VT Takes Noninvasive VT Ablation to Next Level ENCORE-VT Takes Noninvasive VT Ablation to Next Level
After posting remarkable results with stereotactic radiation in a handful of salvage refractory-VT cases, a prospective study yields similarly dazzling results.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Jury clears J & J of liability in California talc cancer case
A California jury on Wednesday cleared Johnson& Johnson of liability in a case involving a woman who alleged that the company's talc-based products, including its baby powder, contain asbestos and caused her cancer, the company said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news