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Yankees star on the devastating toll of pancreatic cancer
David Robertson lost his father-in-law to pancreatic cancer. Now, he's hoping to raise awareness about the deadly disease (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WATCH: CTE detected for 1st time in living patient
Scans performed on retired NFL players have led researchers in Chicago to believe they may be one step closer to being able to diagnose CTE while a patient is still alive. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the top essential oils for constipation?
A look at the best essential oils for constipation. Included is a look at the facts of constipation and common reasons for the condition. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Pope denounces healthcare inequality, says all should be protected
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis condemned on Thursday inequality in healthcare, particularly in rich countries, saying governments had a duty to protect all citizens. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Video shows a baby's parasitic twin being removed
Hemlata Singh, from Jodphur, India, gave birth to a healthy baby named Sonni, but attached to his stomach was his partially formed, parasitic twin, putting the infant's life at risk. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WATCH: Former NFL player confirmed as 1st diagnosis of CTE in living patient
The diagnosis was confirmed after the death of a former NFL player at age 63. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

CV Deaths in Younger Women Rise During Year After Stopping HT CV Deaths in Younger Women Rise During Year After Stopping HT
Women younger than 60 years had a higher risk for cardiac and stroke death during the first year after stopping hormone therapy compared with those not taking HT and those continuing HT, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure WARNING: Energy drinks could cause heart and kidney damage
HIGH blood pressure could be caused by drinking energy drinks, due to their high sugar and caffeine content, researchers have claimed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In a first, scientists edit genes inside a man ’ s body to try to cure a disease. What ’ s next?
Scientists have attempted to cure a patient with a rare genetic disorder by rewriting the DNA inside his body, in a first-of-its-kind therapy they hope could one day be applied to numerous other conditions including hemophilia and sickle cell disease. The procedure, which took place on Monday at the University of California at San Francisco's Benioff Children's Hospital in Oakland, Calif., involved sending what the […]Related:American Heart Association president has heart attackFDA warns of ‘deadly risks’ of the herb kratom, citing 36 deathsHow we got the...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Overdose calls jump 28% but Toronto police still aren't carrying naloxone kits
Toronto Police have received a 28 per cent increase in overdose calls so far this year, but officers still don't carry naloxone - a drug that can potentially save the lives of opioid users. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Depressed fathers may pass it on to their teenage children
Researchers from University College London found this occurs regardless of whether the mother suffers from the disorder. Past research suggests depression may be inherited. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Madagascar plague death toll rises to 171
World Health Organization data also shows the 'medieval disease' has infected 2,119 in the country off the coast of Africa, with scientists worried it has reached 'crisis' point. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Levi Krystosek, the 'one-in-a-million' dwarf
Levi Krystosek, from Ocean Springs, Mississippi, was expected to die within days of being born - but he overcame the odds. He suffers from Jansen's Metaphyseal Chondrodysplasia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Man's foot with giant burn hole saved by maggots
WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: James Murray, 45, from Louth, Lincolnshire, was hospitalised after his foot was burnt as he fell asleep against a radiator and it became badly infected. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Man is desperate to remove stone of loose skin
Paul Watling, 34, from Manchester weighed 30 stone at his heaviest and after shedding half his body weight, the loose skin is an unwelcome reminder of the man he was a year ago. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Billionaire founder of Insys to plead not guilty to opioid bribe scheme
BOSTON (Reuters) - The billionaire founder of Insys Therapeutics Inc was expected to appear in federal court in Boston on Thursday to plead not guilty to charges that he participated in a scheme to bribe doctors to prescribe a fentanyl-based cancer pain drug. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Yankees pitcher on the devastating toll of pancreatic cancer
David Robertson lost his father-in-law to pancreatic cancer. Now, he's hoping to raise awareness about the deadly disease (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA OKs Therapy for Rare Genetic Enzyme Disorder FDA OKs Therapy for Rare Genetic Enzyme Disorder
Vestronidase alfa-vjbk (Mepsevii) is the first FDA-approved treatment for children and adults with mucopolysaccharidosis type VII (MPS VII), also known as Sly syndrome.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Alert Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What you should know about barometric pressure and headaches
A look at barometric pressure headaches and migraines, which is where weather causes pain. Included is detail on triggers and how to avoid them. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Headache / Migraine Source Type: news

Officials are still searching for the source of 4 Legionnaires' cases. Disneyland cooling towers haven't been ruled out
Disneyland shut down two cooling towers contaminated with Legionella after 11 people who spent time at the park were infected with Legionnaires'. But four more people who didn't visit the park were also infected, raising questions about the outbreak's source. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Soumya Karlamangla Source Type: news

What States Can Learn From One Another on Health Care
Some have made large improvements in certain areas. What have they done to get better? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DHRUV KHULLAR Tags: States (US) Health Insurance and Managed Care Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Medicaid Infant Mortality United States Politics and Government Source Type: news

Ohio calls off execution after failing to find inmate's vein
Ohio has called off the execution of an ailing 69-year-old killer after the executioners couldn't find a vein to insert the IV that delivers the lethal drugs (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Good Samaritan raises funds for boy to have brain surgery
Khyng Maza, from the Philippines, was shunned by medics as his family can't afford help. He has hydrocephalus, which can cause permanent brain damage and death if left untreated. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

As Climate Negotiators Debate Nations' Pledges, Scientists Worry It's Not Enough
(Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christopher Joyce Source Type: news

Gruesome testimony, paltry pay: MPs to study jurors' mental health, financial needs
Next week MPs will begin a groundbreaking study of the impact of jury duty on mental health to determine what specialized services, funding and new policies are needed. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Science must be the guiding factor when diagnosing brain death
Make no mistake: what's happening in the cases of Taquisha McKitty and Shalom Ouanounou is that two hospitals are providing inappropriate machine ventilation to people who have tragically – yet irreversibly – lost all brain function and died. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Opinion Source Type: news

Unapproved stem cell therapies on the market in Canada
Private clinics are performing unproven stem cell procedures on patients across Canada even though Health Canada says all cell therapies are considered “drugs” and require federal approval before they can be legally used on human patients. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Obesity: Five surprising facts
Obesity rates are on the rise. But did you know that weight gain tends to sneak up, and that our diet influences our children's genes? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

First gene-editing in human body attempt
Gene-editing has been attempted on cells inside a patient, in a world first by doctors in California. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prostate cancer prevention: Could DAIRY foods increase risk of disease?
PROSTATE cancer risk could be increased by eating dairy foods, according to researchers and consultant urologist Professor Roger Kirby. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'We're praying' - Officials say India will not act on smog this year
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - As pollution level climbed to 12 times above the recommended limit this week in India's capital, government officials said they knew what was needed to control the smoky haze, but nothing would be done, at least this year. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Medical first: Doctors attempt to gene-edit a living patient's DNA
A man may soon be forever free of the previously incurable disease he was born with 44 years ago. On Monday, in a medical first, Brian Madeux received an experimental in-body gene-editing treatment intended to cure him of Mucopolysaccharidoses II, known as MPS II or Hunter syndrome, a rare disorder that causes progressive damage to the body's cells. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Giving birth is perilous enough without a hurricane
New Orleans resident Rosezina Jefferson went into labor during Hurricane Katrina -- so she leaped out a window to get help. She had contractions while she swam. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Death of bright, brilliant Oxford student who hid his pain
Oxford student Andrew Kirkman's story is part of the film Death on Campus, which focuses on the growing number of students who have committed suicide due to mental health struggles. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Consumers' market remake if 'Obamacare' mandate repealed
Millions are expected to forgo coverage if Congress repeals the unpopular requirement that Americans get health insurance, gambling that they won't get sick and boosting premiums for others (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Philippines reallows contraceptive devices after certifying them safe
MANILA (Reuters) - The Roman Catholic-majority Philippines will reallow the use of contraceptive implants after certifying 51 drugs and devices safe and not the cause of abortions, the health department announced on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Gov't says uninsured rate holding steady
Gov't survey says 9 percent of Americans _ nearly 29 million people _ lacked health insurance in the first six months of this year (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

AP Exclusive: 17 escapes from Hawaii hospital since 2010
AP Exclusive: More than a dozen escapes have occurred over the past eight years at a Hawaii psychiatric hospital where a patient described as dangerous walked off the grounds and made it to California before he was captured this week. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Europe approves GlaxoSmithKline's new triple lung drug
LONDON (Reuters) - Europe has approved GlaxoSmithKline's new three-in-one inhaler for chronic lung disease, which the group hopes will help it keep its lead in respiratory medicine despite falling sales of older drug Advair. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Dying mother's bid to raise funds to keep her children out of care
Sam Kyme has motor neurone disease and wants her two sons to live with her sister in Australia. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Salt raises blood pressure, but our gut bacteria can stop it
New research shows that replenishing the friendly bacteria in our gut that are affected by too much salt may lower high blood pressure. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hypertension Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Aerobic exercise: 'A maintenance program for the brain'
Researchers have found that aerobic exercise can slow down the age-related decrease in brain size and help to prevent cognitive function decline. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sports Medicine / Fitness Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about burdock root
A look at burdock root, a plant native to North Asia and Europe with many medicinal uses. Included is detail on side effects and how to use it effectively. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

How to get rid of BAD BREATH: These foods could cause bad oral hygiene
BAD breath affects about half of all adults. But, it could be prevented by steering clear of certain foods, including cheese, cabbage and brussels sprouts, according to dentist Dr Harold Katz. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CTE confirmed in living player for first time
Researchers published, what they say is the first case of a living person diagnosed with the degenerative brain disease, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ahluwalia Contracts bags orders worth Rs 311 crore
Ahluwalia said it has got "new orders worth of Rs 170.99 crore for construction of 300 beds hospital in existing premises of ESIC Hospital Kolkata and worth Rs 140 crore for other construction work". (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes diet cure REVEALED: Snacking on THIS food could REDUCE severity of symptoms
DIABETES affects millions in the UK, but symptoms - including feeling thirsty and tired - could be reduced by snacking on almonds, according to research. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Children still being prescribed codeine, despite warnings
Codeine prescriptions for children who have had their tonsils and adenoids removed have decreased since the Food and Drug Administration began requiring a black box warning on the products four years ago, according to a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics. However, some children continue to be prescribed codeine, and other opioid prescriptions for children have continued to rise since then. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Children join people with dementia in interactive light game
The game sees images projected on to a table that residents and children can interact with. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

1st GOP senator opposes tax bill in early sign of problems
Wisconsin's Ron Johnson has become the first Republican senator to say he opposes his party's tax bill (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news