Asthma: Young people in the UK 'more likely to die'
The UK lags behind other wealthy nations across a number of health indicators, a report finds. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Turkey bean soup
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health insurance may cover expenses incurred on Ayurveda, Unani treatment
In a draft circular IRDAI said that products differ significantly with each other in terms of benefits offered. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating a high-fat diet in your 20s and 30s makes you likely to get heart disease and diabetes later
According to researchers at Qingdao University, China, fatty foods cause a reduction and mutation of good bacteria in the gut, which can potentially cause diabetes, heart disease and strokes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Zombie deer' disease is spreading across the US: What you should know
"Zombie deer," deer afflicted with a prion wasting disease, are found in more and more areas. It causes deer to drastically lose weight and act erratically. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Medicare 911 Patients to Be Triaged by EMS in 5-Year Pilot Medicare 911 Patients to Be Triaged by EMS in 5-Year Pilot
The new project will allow ambulance teams to triage Medicare patients and take them to a doctor ’ s office or urgent care center if appropriate rather than to an ED.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

FDA panel endorses ketamine nasal spray for treatment-resistant depression
The nasal spray has shown promise in treating depression when other meds don't. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What does a lump in the left breast mean?
Breast lumps can develop in the left or right breast, or in both. In this article, we look at what people should do if they find a lump, along with what it might mean, types, diagnosis, and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Women's Health / Gynecology Source Type: news

FDA warns against 'young blood' treatments for aging, disease
The treatments are a significant public health concern, the FDA said on Tuesday. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Girl whose brain tumor left her paralyzed and blind 'cured' after treatment with experimental drug 
Kaitlyn Dorman, 17, from Baltimore, Maryland, was diagnosed with pilocytic astrocytoma, a childhood brain tumor, when she was nine years old. An experimental drug has 'cured' her, doctors say. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gut microbiome imbalances may help diagnose, track lupus
Scientists have pinpointed gut bacteria that may cause painful flareups in people with Lupus, and this discovery that could lead to finding a better treatment for the condition, a new study says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles outbreak in Canada's British Columbia province affects 9
A measles outbreak in Vancouver that has infected nine individuals since Feb. 15 has led officials in the western Canadian city to urge the unvaccinated and under-vaccinated to be immunized. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Eating nuts tied to lower heart disease risk for diabetics
(Reuters Health) - People with diabetes who regularly eat nuts may be less likely to develop heart disease than their counterparts who rarely, if ever, consume nuts, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Walnuts, Almonds Help Hearts in Type 2 Diabetes
Eating five or more weekly servings of nuts also appears to lower the risk of premature death from heart disease or any other cause by about one-third for people with type 2 diabetes. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to live longer: The key to long life REVEALED by new study
HOW TO live longer: Over the years experts have found long life expectancy can be achieved through good diet, plenty of exercise and not smoking. But now a new study has revealed another key factor for longevity. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is "zombie deer disease" a threat to humans?
The disease erodes the brain so the animal salivates and acts lethargic, in a sort of zombie-like state (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kaiser Permanente Med School to Waive Tuition for First Classes Kaiser Permanente Med School to Waive Tuition for First Classes
The California medical school will open in the summer of 2020 and will begin accepting applications to its inaugural class this spring.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

Free Tuition for First Classes of Kaiser Permanente Med School Free Tuition for First Classes of Kaiser Permanente Med School
The California medical school will open in the summer of 2020 and will begin accepting applications to its inaugural class this spring.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What gluten-free food can I eat?
Gluten-free foods may help people lose weight and also prevent any symptoms in those who are sensitive to gluten. Examples include vegetables, fruits, and lean proteins. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Ontario doctors awarded new 4-year contract in arbitrated settlement
Several years of fractious negotiations between government and the Ontario Medical Association (OMA) ended Tuesday with an arbitrator has awarded Ontario doctors a new contract. The ruling puts no hard cap on the physician services budget. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Invasive Group B Strep Rising Among Nonpregnant Adults Invasive Group B Strep Rising Among Nonpregnant Adults
Physicians should consider invasive GBS, experts say, as a new report shows there is a large, medically complex group of patients at risk for infection.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Using Young People ’s Blood to Prevent Aging Has No Proven Clinical Benefits, FDA Warns
(Bloomberg) — Taking a young person’s plasma and infusing it into an older person to ward off aging — a therapy that’s fascinated some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley — has no proven clinical benefit, the Food and Drug Administration said. The agency issued a safety alert on Tuesday about the infusion of plasma from young donors for the prevention of conditions such as aging or memory loss, or for the treatment of such conditions as dementia, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease or post‐traumatic stress disorder. “There is no pr...
Source: TIME: Health - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Anna Edney / Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized Aging Bloomberg Food and Drug Administration onetime Source Type: news

Newborn Health Harmed by Cannabis Exposure Newborn Health Harmed by Cannabis Exposure
In utero exposure to cannabis can have adverse effects on birth outcomes, new research warns, and rates of marijuana use by pregnant women are increasing as legalization becomes more common.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Eating nuts may lower cardiovascular disease risk from type 2 diabetes
Eating nuts may give people with type 2 diabetes a better chance of staving off cardiovascular risk. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Merck's Keytruda fails late-stage study in liver cancer patients
Merck& Co Inc said on Tuesday its cancer drug Keytruda failed the main goals of a late-stage trial and did not extend life of patients with a type of liver cancer. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Common yeast infection pill tied to miscarriages
(Reuters Health) - Pregnant women who take fluconazole, an oral antifungal used to treat vaginal yeast infections, may be more likely to have miscarriages than women who don't take this pill during pregnancy, a Canadian study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Climate change could raise risk of congenital heart defects
(Reuters Health) - More babies could be born with heart defects in the future as global warming puts pregnant women at greater risk of exposure to dangerously high temperatures, new research suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

2019 Medscape Physician Lifestyle Reports - Medscape 2019 Medscape Physician Lifestyle Reports - Medscape
The 2019 Physician Lifestyle Reports feature insight from over 15,000 US physicians from more than 29 specialties on various aspects of their personal and professional lives.Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Resource Center Source Type: news

FDA: Taking blood from young donors not clinically proven to fight disease
Many older people are infusing young people's plasma into their bodies, but the Food and Drug Administration says there is no clinical benefit to the procedure. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Sore throat and rash: Strep infection and other causes
Strep throat is a common bacterial infection that typically leads to a sore, scratchy throat. Sometimes, it can also cause a rash. Several other conditions that can also cause both a sore throat and a rash. Learn more about those conditions here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Some politicians champion 'Medicare-for-all.' But what does that mean?
That phrase means different things for different candidates. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

FDA Warns Against Using Young Blood As Medical Treatment
(CNN) — Wannabe vampires, beware: The US Food and Drug Administration warned Tuesday against using plasma infusions from young blood donors to ward off the effects of normal aging as well as other more serious conditions. Plasma, the liquid portion of the blood, contains proteins that help clot blood. The infusions are promoted to treat a variety of conditions, including normal aging and memory loss as well as serious conditions such as dementia, multiple sclerosis, heart disease and post-traumatic stress disorder. “There is no proven clinical benefit of infusion of plasma from young donors to cure, mitigate, t...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Offbeat Blood Donations CNN Source Type: news

FDA warns against using young blood as medical treatment
Wannabe vampires, beware: The US Food and Drug Administration warned Tuesday against using plasma infusions from young blood donors to ward off the effects of normal aging as well as other more serious conditions. Plasma, the liquid portion of the blood, contains proteins that help clot blood. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Girl, six, has rare liver disease that causes her skin to be itchy all the time
Clara Peterson, six, from Green Acres, Washington, was diagnosed when she was an infant with a disease that causes bile salts to build up in liver cells instead of being excreted. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC: Turkey-Linked Salmonella Cases Now at 279
Cases have been reported in 41 states and the District of Columbia, and 107 people have been hospitalized. One death was previously reported in California. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: FDA Fell Short on Tracking Fentanyl Use
Despite what should have been a very restrictive distribution system, as many as half of the patients receiving a specific form of fentanyl did not meet the requirements to get it, researchers said (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart Attacks Rising Among Younger Women
By 2014, women younger than 55 accounted for 31 percent of hospitalizations for heart attack -- up from 21 percent in the late 1990s. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Finding LGBTQ-Friendly Health Care a Challenge
Health care providers are recognizing and trying to meet the need for more inclusive and LGBTQ-friendly health care. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nature's Path recalls gluten-free cereal due to undeclared gluten
Food maker recalls some batches of gluten-free product sold around the U.S. because it may contain wheat and barley (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alternate Resuscitation Target Does Not Cut Sepsis Mortality Alternate Resuscitation Target Does Not Cut Sepsis Mortality
A peripheral perfusion resuscitation strategy was not superior to the standard lactate-level testing currently used in patients with early septic shock in the five-country ANDROMEDA-SHOCK trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news

New report recommends ways to prevent depression during pregnancy and postpartum
The report stressed a diagnosis of perinatal depression is not the same as "baby blues." (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

WATCH: This day in history: Feb. 21, 1986
AIDS patient Ryan White returns to classes at Western Middle School. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Which foods are rich in vitamin A?
Vitamin A is an essential nutrient that plays a role in a range of bodily processes, such as immune function and vision. Here, we discuss 14 of the best food sources of vitamin A. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

To Maintain Trust in Science, Lose the Peer Review To Maintain Trust in Science, Lose the Peer Review
In response to an outcry from top journal editors about the loss of trust in medicine, Mazer and Mandrola suggest ditching peer review and inviting nonscientists to the review process instead.Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today Commentary Source Type: news

Bed bug bites: Three identifying scents in your home - how to get rid of an infestation
BED BUG bites can prove very irritating to human skin, but it ’s not always clear whether it’s a bed bug that’s bitten you because the critters are hard to spot. Three specific scents could help you identify an infestation. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AC/DC rocker Angus Young donates for Alzheimer's, inspired by Canadian fan's 19-hour skates
A hockey ref has been skating for 19 hours and 26 minutes in each of Canada's seven NHL cities while blasting AC/DC to raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer's societies. And his efforts caught the attention of not just one but two of the legendary band's members. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

FDA Approves First Interoperable Insulin Pump FDA Approves First Interoperable Insulin Pump
With the approval, the FDA creates a new approval pathway for alternate controller enabled infusion pumps, with newly established'special controls'to ensure safety and reliability.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Primary Care May Reduce Mortality, But Fewer PCPs Available Primary Care May Reduce Mortality, But Fewer PCPs Available
A higher density of primary care physicians is tied to greater life expectancy, yet the per capita supply of PCPs is declining, new data show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Quarter of US Ob/Gyns Provide Abortion, Increase on Prior Years Quarter of US Ob/Gyns Provide Abortion, Increase on Prior Years
Approximately 24% of ob/gyns in the US report performing an induced abortion in the previous year; more would provide medical abortions if prescribing restrictions on mifepristone were relaxed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news