Review looks at therapeutic effects of medicinal plants from Ghana
(Natural News) Many developing countries around the world rely heavily on traditional medicine; however, this discipline also varies greatly depending on the region. In this review, researchers from the University of Ghana looked at how medicinal plants are traditionally used in communities. They focused on those living in Apra Hills Sacred Grove in southern Ghana. The... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Essential oil of the sandarac tree shown to have antimicrobial properties
(Natural News) A study in the Journal of Essential Oil Research evaluated the chemical composition and antimicrobial activity of essential oils of Tetraclinis articulata, commonly known as the sandarac tree. Researchers analyzed the essential oils of fresh and dried leaves of T. articulata by GC-FID and GC-MS, identifying 62 and 54 volatile compounds representing 88 percent and 98 percent of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Medical News Today: What to know about mood stabilizers
Mood stabilizers, such as lithium, can help treat a range of conditions, including bipolar disorder. These drugs are often effective, but there are also some risks. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bipolar Source Type: news

Measles hits Oklahoma: CDC reports 41 new cases
There have now been 880 cases in the current outbreak, according to CDC data released on Monday - up 4.9 percent in just one week. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ERA-EDTA 2019Medscape Nephrology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

Teens made up most of e-cigarette maker Juul's Twitter following - study
(Reuters Health) - Almost half of the people who followed Juul Labs Inc on Twitter last year were not old enough to legally purchase e-cigarettes in the United States, according to a study published on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Surgical Teamwork Essential, Underappreciated Surgical Teamwork Essential, Underappreciated
Surgical teams are more successful when they have experienced nurses and scrubs working together, but general surgeons are too often working without the support they need, according to new research.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Sugary Drinks and Juices Increase Early Death Risk
The researchers found that those who drank the most sugar-sweetened beverages -- including 100%  fruit juice -- had higher odds of dying during the study, compared with those who drank the least of these. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lessons Learned Years After Weight Loss Surgery
Treatment TermsRoux-en-y gastric bypassWeight loss surgeryBMI Calculator Overview Fourteen years after his gastric bypass surgery, Donald Rice of Durham is a confident 46-year-old father who enjoys being active and social. Yet he can still recall when he weighed 339 pounds and felt anxious about the changes that would follow his weight loss surgery. Knowing how different his life is today, he is glad he didn ’t let fear hold him back. “There are so many positives that changed my life that what I gave up doesn’t matter," he said."It doesn ’t even cross my mind.” Content Blocks Sid...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Stress from poverty 'over-medicalised'
Community support groups are a powerful way of tackling mental distress - but they are being lost, a report says. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Supreme Court sends dispute over Fosamax back to lower court
The Supreme Court is sending a dispute between drugmaker Merck and patients who used its bone-strengthening drug Fosamax back to a lower court (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Early Death in BPD Patients Not Just Because of Suicide Early Death in BPD Patients Not Just Because of Suicide
Individuals with borderline personality disorder are at high risk of premature death not only from suicide but from other causes, including accidents, results of a randomized trial show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Can HPV Vaccination Provide Herd Protection? Can HPV Vaccination Provide Herd Protection?
Can improved pickup of the HPV vaccine provide protection even to those who are unvaccinated? A new study says yes.Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

Artificial intelligence diagnoses lung cancer
AI appears better than specialist doctors at diagnosing the disease from lung scans, say researchers. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Targeted Muscle Reinnervation Reduces Limb Pain After Amputation Targeted Muscle Reinnervation Reduces Limb Pain After Amputation
Dr Lowenfels comments on a study that reviews whether TMR at the time of major limb amputation decreases the incidence and severity of phantom and residual limb pain.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Statins lower the elevated risk of dementia after a concussion
Researchers at the University of Toronto found elderly people who received the drug after a hit to the head were 13 percent less likely to develop dementia then those who didn't. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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AI spotted lung cancer BETTER than expert radiologists, study finds 
The model created by Google and Northwestern University outperformed six radiologists when there were no previous scans to chart the growth, and performed as well when there was prior imaging. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Little Caesars to use Impossible Foods' meatless sausages in pizzas
Little Caesars will use meatless sausages made by Impossible Foods in some of its pizzas, making it the latest food chain to tap into growing demand for plant-based alternatives to meat. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Why High-Class People Get Away With Incompetence
People who came from higher social classes were more likely to have an inflated sense of their skills, a new study found. This overconfidence was interpreted by strangers as competence. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: HEATHER MURPHY Tags: Hiring and Promotion Psychology and Psychologists Journal of Personality and Social Psychology University of Virginia Mexico Source Type: news

Targeting Vasopressin May Improve Social Deficits in Autism Targeting Vasopressin May Improve Social Deficits in Autism
There are currently no medications to address social deficits in autism, but two new studies suggest that vasopressin, a hormone associated with social bonding, may be a viable target for drug development.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: A compound in broccoli and kale helps suppress tumor growth
A compound present in broccoli, kale, and other cruciferous plants restored an underperforming tumor suppressor in a mouse model of cancer, study reveals. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Here's why the downward-facing dog yoga pose is good for your back
(Natural News) Perhaps the best-known and healthiest yoga pose is the downward-facing dog pose. It is one of the first asanas (poses) taught to beginners, and it remains popular even among veteran practitioners for its health benefits. The downward-facing dog pose activates the bladder channel, the longest acupuncture meridian in the body. Activating the channel improves the flow of qi through... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Should you keep exercising when you're sick?
(Natural News) You woke up early with your morning workout already planned. The moment you get out of bed, you feel it — a coming sneeze, a soreness in your throat, perhaps some body pain. It has long been accepted that exercise boosts the immune system. Yet when you already feel sick, should you still... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Missouri governor expected to sign eight-week abortion ban into law
Missouri's Republican governor could sign a law as early as this week banning most abortions in the Midwestern state after the eighth week of pregnancy, part of a wave of restrictions aimed at driving a challenge of abortion to the U.S. Supreme Court. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Special lenses to filter out blue light could stop smartphones ruining sleep patterns, study claims 
Researchers from the Netherlands set out to assess the impact of blue, smartphone-emitted light in the evenings on the sleep patterns of young people in their own homes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump's EPA shifts more environmental enforcement to states
A small town in Oklahoma is warning communities about the Trump administration's environmental policies (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Measles outbreak spreads to Oklahoma as U.S. reports 41 new cases
The worst measles outbreak in the United States in 25 years has spread to Oklahoma, federal health officials said on Monday as they reported 41 new cases nationwide, raising the total number sickened this year to 880 people. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

A.I. Took a Test to Detect Lung Cancer. It Got an A.
Artificial intelligence may help doctors make more accurate readings of CT scans used to screen for lung cancer. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DENISE GRADY Tags: Artificial Intelligence Computers and the Internet Tests (Medical) Lungs Daniel Tse Computerized Axial Tomography (CAT Scans) Lung Cancer Google Inc your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

AP Exclusive: UN health agency struggles with travel abuses
The UN health agency spent nearly $192 million on travel last year, with some staffers breaking its own rules by traveling in business class when not warranted (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

US kids aren't eating enough seafood, study says; here's how to add more
The humble tuna sandwich, once a lunchbox staple, is making less frequent appearances in school cafeterias across the nation. American children are eating relatively little fish and shellfish in comparison to meat, according to a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Converting Analogue to Human Insulin: A Step-by-Step Guide Converting Analogue to Human Insulin: A Step-by-Step Guide
Drs Jay Shubrook and Anne Peters walk through the steps necessary to successfully convert a patient from analogue to human insulin.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Expert Interview Source Type: news

One Bronchial Thermoplasty Treatment Beats Three for Asthma One Bronchial Thermoplasty Treatment Beats Three for Asthma
Bronchial thermoplasty that targets the six most affected airways in patients with uncontrolled asthma is more effective than the standard therapy that involves three sessions, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Artificial intelligence better than humans at spotting lung cancer
New research shows that a form of artificial intelligence called deep learning detects lung cancer more accurately than radiologists can. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lung Cancer Source Type: news

It’s time to rethink a daily aspirin for heart health. Here’s why many doctors won’t.
Changing clinical practice also goes beyond integrating new information. It requires unlearning and de-adopting outdated, ineffective clinical practices. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Inderveer Mahal Source Type: news

Young miners are more likely to die of black lung disease than previous generations
Data from the National Death Index show a steady increase in deaths among miners under 65 between 1889 and 1970, according to data presented at the American Thoracic Society. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Personal Health: Millions Take Gabapentin for Pain. But There ’ s Scant Evidence It Works.
“ There is very little data to justify how these drugs are being used and why they should be in the top 10 in sales, ” a researcher said. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Gabapentin (Drug) Opioids and Opiates Neurontin (Drug) Drug Abuse and Traffic Pain-Relieving Drugs Source Type: news

Turmeric Takes a Star Turn in Cocktails
The spice widely praised as a curative superfood is showing up in a different kind of medication. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ROBERT SIMONSON Tags: Turmeric (Spice) Cocktails and Mixed Drinks Bars and Nightclubs United States Source Type: news

Mother, 53, claims her liposuction nearly killed her after a botched procedure abroad
Beatrix Searles, 53, of Montana, spent $4,200 (£3,300) on having unwanted fat removed from her abdomen, legs and back last October at a Colombian clinic. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Music Cuts Need for Antipsychotics in Agitated Inpatients Music Cuts Need for Antipsychotics in Agitated Inpatients
Opting for music as a calming technique reduces the need for antipsychotics and length of stay in psychiatric inpatients with agitation, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Harri Stickler: Transplant joy for baby with rare cancer
Harri Stickler is "doing great" after a donor was found following an appeal. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US Kids Aren ’ t Eating Enough Seafood, Study Says
(CNN) — The humble tuna sandwich, once a lunchbox staple, is making less frequent appearances in school cafeterias across the nation. American children are eating relatively little fish and shellfish in comparison to meat, according to a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics. The report, published Monday in the journal Pediatrics, explores both the health benefits and the risks associated with eating what once swam in the sea while informing parents of the safest, most sustainable choices for their children. “Seafood consumption by children has declined every year since 2007 to levels not seen sinc...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Seafood Source Type: news

The Latest: US backs reform efforts at UN health agency
The UN health agency spent nearly $192 million on travel last year, with some staffers breaking its own rules by traveling in business class when not warranted (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Researchers warn against homemade sunscreen
Many people may be tempted to craft their own sunscreens out of all-natural ingredients. However, such creams will likely fail to offer any protection. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

WHO chief calls for political solution to Ebola outbreak in Congo
Government and opposition leaders of Congo must strive to find a bipartisan solution to the Ebola outbreak as ongoing violence in the country gives "the virus an advantage," the chief of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Trump weekend tweets on abortion aims to tone down debate
A senior White House official didn't believe the president would have signed the Alabama law if he were governor (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. Supreme Court takes no action in Indiana abortion cases
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday took no action on appeals seeking to revive two restrictive Republican-backed abortion laws from Indiana, even as debate rages over a new measure in Alabama that would prohibit the procedure almost entirely. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

33 trusts have excess deaths, eminent professor claims
Official data last week named the 11 health service-ran organisations across England that recorded excess deaths in 2018. But Professor Sir Brian Jarman says the true figure is much higher. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A 39-Year-Old Man's Contact Lens Exam Reveals Abnormalities A 39-Year-Old Man's Contact Lens Exam Reveals Abnormalities
A temporal visual field defect is noted in each eye. It's up to you to find out the most likely cause.Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Case Challenge Source Type: news

Should Parents Use Their Deceased Child's Sperm to Create a Baby? Should Parents Use Their Deceased Child's Sperm to Create a Baby?
What are the ethical implications of using sperm from a beloved son after a fatal accident? Dr Art Caplan weighs in.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Back to nature: UK Duchess Kate shows off garden skills at Chelsea Flower Show
Kate, Britain's Duchess of Cambridge, released new pictures of her family playing in a woodland wilderness garden she designed for London's Chelsea Flower Show. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news