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ANALYSIS: 6 questions about Trump's health answered
A doctor weighs in on Trump's physical results. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Exercise protects against heart attack even among obese
Poor fitness was linked to higher levels of inflammation as well as bigger waists, found Copenhagen University in Denmark researchers. This was irrespective of body mass index (BMI). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Morning sickness drug Diclectin doesn't work, confidential industry documents reviewed by doctor show
Confidential company documents show Diclectin is no better than a placebo. Toronto family doctor Nav Persaud, who fought seven years to see the documents, has stopped prescribing the popular morning sickness pill, but Health Canada has no plans to order the drug off the market. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Confidential industry documents show morning sickness drug Diclectin doesn't work, Toronto doctor says
Confidential company documents show Diclectin is no better than a placebo. Toronto family doctor Nav Persaud, who fought seven years to see the documents, has stopped prescribing the popular morning sickness pill, but Health Canada has no plans to order the drug off the market. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

A family ’ s wrenching goodbye to their 5-year-old touched hearts. Days later, she died.
Braylynn Lawhon's nickname was Princess Bel. Nurses in Florida recently dressed the terminally ill 5-year-old girl in a canary yellow ball gown, “hoping she'll wake up and lose her mind over how she turned into a princess overnight,” her mother wrote Friday on Facebook. “What she doesn't know, though, is that she has ALWAYS been a […]Related:FDA to release more clinical trial information for newly approved drugsTeens are daring each other to eat Tide pods. We don’t need to tell you that’s a bad idea.CDC postpones session on ‘preparing for the unthinkable’: a nuclear bla...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Senate committee advances Azar nomination as health secretary
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate committee on Wednesday voted to move forward the nomination of Alex Azar, a former drug industry executive and lobbyist whom President Donald Trump has tapped to be the next secretary of Health and Human Services. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Early Puberty Puts Women at Higher Risk for Heart Disease and Stroke Early Puberty Puts Women at Higher Risk for Heart Disease and Stroke
Girls who start menstruating before they ’ re 12 years old may have a greater risk of heart disease and stroke later in life than their peers who go through puberty later, a UK study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

ALS Patients Value What They Learn From Genetic Testing ALS Patients Value What They Learn From Genetic Testing
Patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) find value in genetic testing for the disease, whether or not they have a family history of the condition, according to findings from a survey conducted by U.S. researchers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Home-visit Parenting Program Limits Early Childhood Obesity Home-visit Parenting Program Limits Early Childhood Obesity
A prevention-focused home-visit parenting program reduces obesity rates among 2-year-old children living in low-socioeconomic-status communities, according to results from a prospective longitudinal study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Intralesional Steroid Injections Effective in Airway Stenosis Intralesional Steroid Injections Effective in Airway Stenosis
Serial intralesional steroid injections (ISI) administered in the office are safe and effective in many patients with airway stenosis, according to a retrospective study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Healthy Work Environments May Curb Moral Distress in Critical Care Nurses Healthy Work Environments May Curb Moral Distress in Critical Care Nurses
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing News Source Type: news

Imprimis Receives FDA Warning Over Eye Medication Advertising Imprimis Receives FDA Warning Over Eye Medication Advertising
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning letter to Imprimis Pharmaceuticals Inc accusing it of making false or misleading claims that its compounded eye medications had the agency's approval.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

WHO Recommends Yellow Fever Shot to Sao Paulo Visitors WHO Recommends Yellow Fever Shot to Sao Paulo Visitors
The World Health Organization said on Tuesday that the whole of Sao Paulo state, which includes Brazil's largest city, Sao Paulo, should be considered at risk for yellow fever and recommended foreign travelers get vaccinated before visiting.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

U.S. Healthcare Uninsured Rises Most in Near Decade - Gallup U.S. Healthcare Uninsured Rises Most in Near Decade - Gallup
The number of Americans without healthcare insurance rose by 3.2 million people between 2016 and 2017, or 1.3 percentage points to 12.2%, according to a Gallup poll released on Tuesday, the biggest jump in the uninsured rate in nearly a decade.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Normal-tissue BRCA1 Methylation May Occur Before Birth, Raise Ovarian Cancer Risk Normal-tissue BRCA1 Methylation May Occur Before Birth, Raise Ovarian Cancer Risk
BRCA1 methylation in normal tissue raises the risk for high-grade ovarian cancer and may occur before birth, according to a study from Norway.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Earthquake-causing meteor leaves southeast Michigan residents awestruck
Residents near Michigan shared video of the dazzling display on social media. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: US Source Type: news

Brazilians rush to get yellow fever vaccinations amid fatal cases
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilians lined up for hours to get yellow fever vaccinations in Brazil's largest states, alarmed by the increase in the number of fatal cases of infection and a warning from the World Health Organization to tourists visiting parts of the country. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Cycling Won't Sabotage a Man's Sex Life: Study
The new research on men surveyed 2,774 cyclists, 539 swimmers and 789 runners. All completed several research-validated questionnaires about sexual health, prostate symptoms, urinary tract infections, genital numbness and saddle sores, among other factors. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Late Recurrence in ER- Positive Breast Cancer: Banking on Biomarkers Late Recurrence in ER- Positive Breast Cancer: Banking on Biomarkers
Evaluation of biomarkers after 5 years of standard therapy for hormone-positive breast cancer may help determine those at risk for recurrence and those who may need further endocrine therapy.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Experts say this change could prevent drunk driving deaths
A prestigious scientific panel says states should significantly lower their drunken driving thresholds to help eliminate "entirely preventable" deaths (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Poison control calls 'spike' due to online laundry pod challenge
It used to be that washing your kid's mouth out with soap was seen as a punishment. Now, authorities are trying to keep teens from doing just that. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here’s a look at Trump’s physical exam report
The presidential physician said Trump's "overall health is excellent." (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Strange Weather Triggered Bacteria That Killed 200,000 Endangered Antelope
Over a three-week span in 2015, more than 200,000 saiga antelope suddenly died in Kazakhstan. The animals would be grazing normally, then dead in three hours. A new study points to heat and humidity. (Image credit: Courtesy of the Joint saiga health monitoring team in Kazakhstan (Association for the Conservation of Biodiversity, Kazakhstan, Biosafety Institute, Gvardeskiy RK, Royal Veterinary College, London, UK)) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Merrit Kennedy Source Type: news

Sisters featured in ABC News report on overmedicated foster kids are missing
Kayla and Brooke Ward were featured in a 2011 Diane Sawyer report. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: US Source Type: news

Parents, Be Warned About Button Batteries: Doctor
When a doctor in the Netherlands tweeted this stark X-ray shot of a “button” or “disk” battery lodged in a child’s esophagus, people took notice. Her post has been retweeted more than 8,000 times since early January. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Treatment Offers Hope for Imprisoned California Siblings
Cases of children isolated and abused by parents are rare but not unheard-of, say experts. Many recover. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JAN HOFFMAN Tags: Child Abuse and Neglect Therapy and Rehabilitation Psychology and Psychologists Source Type: news

Most states don ’t require that kids be checked for health issues
(Reuters Health) - - Most U.S. states don ’t require that children be screened for health conditions that can affect learning, according to new research supported by the Children’s Health Fund (CHF). (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

More evidence common morning sickness drug may not work
(Reuters Health) - - A pill millions of women have used for morning sickness may not actually help relieve nausea, according to a new study that some doctors say reinforces their decision to stop prescribing the drug. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Baby who had a stroke in the womb can crawl and say 'mama'
Naomi Kretschmer, 19 months, from Marshfield, Wisconsin, suffers from epilepsy and cerebral palsy after having a stroke in the womb. But her mother said she is having small victories. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Michael Phelps opens up about fighting depression
Olympic champion Michael Phelps spoke about battling suicidal thoughts at the height of his career and said he hopes to help others (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Safety Alert Issued for Zoll LifeVest Wearable Defibrillator FDA Safety Alert Issued for Zoll LifeVest Wearable Defibrillator
The FDA says the device may fail to delivery therapy if a certain message code is displayed, one that says only that the device might need servicing.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

High school wrestler paralyzed from neck down after injury
"This is the only time I've ever seen something like this happen," said the high school's athletic coach (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

President Trump has common form of heart disease
Like most men of his age, President Donald Trump has a common form of heart disease, relatively easy to address if he increases the dose of his cholesterol-lowering medication and makes necessary lifestyle changes. Without those changes, the President has a moderate risk of having a heart attack in the next three to five years, according to the Mayo Clinic. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Black Holes: Where Reality Beats Fiction
We still have a lot to learn about gravity, including how it relates to black holes; it's ironic that the most familiar of forces is also the most mysterious, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser.(Image credit: L. Calçada/ESO) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marcelo Gleiser Source Type: news

East of England ambulance delays: 20 patients have died, says MP
The deaths occurred when a trust did not move into its highest emergency level, Clive Lewis MP says. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists seek super-shot for flu 100 years after pandemic
Scientists taking a new shot at a universal vaccine to prevent regular winter flu and the next super-flu, too (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Aetna to pay $17M over mailing that revealed HIV meds
Health insurer Aetna has agreed to pay $17 million to settle claims that it breached the privacy of thousands of customers who take HIV medications (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Do you have the symptoms of type 2 diabetes? Two easy ways to test for the condition
TYPE 2 diabetes causes a person ’s blood sugar level to become too high - left untreated it can cause serious long-term health problems. People may show little or no symptoms of having the condition, but there are two easy ways to test for it. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reduce BAC Limit to Cut Drunk Driving Deaths
All states should lower legal blood alcohol levels for drivers from 0.08 to 0.05 percent blood alcohol concentration (BAC), the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine reported. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women march in Polish cities to demand abortion rights
Polish abortion rights proponents, most of them women, are marching in Warsaw and other cities across Poland to express their opposition to a proposal in parliament to further tighten the country's already restrictive abortion law (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Chart-topping fitness app 'Sweatcoin' secures funding
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Sweatcoin, a free smartphone app that pays people to be physically active, said on Wednesday it has secured its first round of institutional funding after topping download charts in Britain and the United States. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

This is now the No. 3 cause of death in the U.S.
Data shows preventable deaths rose 10 percent in 2016 (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

California hospitals look like a flu 'war zone'
Several hospitals in Southern California have set up emergency tents in their parking lots to treat the influx of flu patients as this year's deadly strand infects thousands. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reduce Legal Blood-Alcohol Limit to Cut Drunk Driving Deaths: Report
All states should lower legal blood alcohol levels for drivers from 0.08 to 0.05 percent blood alcohol concentration (BAC), the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine reported. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Surgeon arrested after report of showing up possibly intoxicated
Police arrest plastic surgeon after hospital received report that he showed up for surgery possibly intoxicated (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS bosses urged GPs to purchase a cheaper flu jab
NHS England asked doctors to purchase the trivalent jab - which offers no protection against the B Yamagata strain, referred to as 'Japanese flu', according to documents obtained by HSJ. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chemistry 'Van Gogh' could help with cancer
Scientists capture "incredible" images of instructions contained in DNA being read (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Strong flavors leave babies with more mature taste buds
Dr Jennifer Wider, medical advisor for the Society for Women's Health Research, says mothers can breastfeed right after eating spicy food. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boy dies after contact with rabid bat
A 6-year-old Florida boy died after he came in contact with a bat and contracted the rabies virus. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS is 'haemorrhaging' nurses as 33,000 quit in one year
Some 33,000 nurses quit in one year,  which is enough to staff more than 20 hospitals and is up by 20 per cent since 2012 to 2013. This adds extra pressure to already strained hospitals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news