Anti-VEGF/PRP Regresses Diabetic Retinopathy Anti-VEGF/PRP Regresses Diabetic Retinopathy
Taking a closer look at PROTEUS, an intriguing study in patients with high-risk proliferative diabetic retinopathy.Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Toddler who's spent whole life in hospital walks outside for first time
Mae Koslow-Vogel, two, from Somerville, Massachusetts, had spent her whole life at Boston Children's Hospital hooked up to a ventilator with a trach due to a rare genetic lung disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ASK THE GP: Why does my scalp hurt if I brush my hair or shower?
The Daily Mail's resident GP answers your health concerns. This week, he focuses on a conditional called occipital neuralgia and the treatments for eating disorder anorexia nervosa. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blood Pressure Medicine Is Recalled
The F.D.A. announced that batches of a widely used generic drug, valsartan, made in China, might be tainted with a probable cancer-causing ingredient. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SHEILA KAPLAN Tags: Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Recalls and Bans of Products Food and Drug Administration China Blood Pressure valsartan Source Type: news

Stem cells breakthrough that could help thousands of heart patients  
After being fitted with a pacemaker for heart failure, Pat Wilkinson, from Gloucester, was not expected to live for long. But now, thanks to a brand new treatment, she has a fresh lease of life. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

From silver gel to oats: The unlikely sunburn remedies that really work!
It ’s been one of the longest heatwaves for decades, but inevitably that means a surge in cases of painful sunburn. So, if you're suffering, are you treating it correctly? (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The unexpected signs that you're suffering a lack of iron
Lack of iron is the most common vitamin and mineral deficiency in the UK — at least four million Britons are affected, including one in three hospital patients. Are you one of them? (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bowel cancer screening may offer insight into other conditions - study suggests
THE test for bowel cancer may also provide some insight into whether patients are at risk of other health problems, a study suggests. Detecting "hidden" blood in stool is a commonly used method for bowel cancer screening. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The beam of light that heals bed sores and ulcers  
Doctors in Salford have built a special lamp with 32 different bulbs, which emit infrared, red or ultraviolet light — together they are thought to speed up healing through different mechanisms. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yes, it's harder to sleep in the hospital
(Reuters Health) - Hospital patients get a lot less sleep, wake up more frequently during the night, and rise earlier in the morning than they would in bed at home, a Dutch study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Pregnant women who wear perfume have kids that struggle to grasp ideas
Dr Janice Juraska, of the University of Illinois, said she was shocked by how clear the impact was, and she would now urge pregnant women to avoid plastics and fragrances of any kind. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Would you stick a tube up your nose to stop yourself snoring?
The device, which you breathe through normally, keeps the airway open during sleep to prevent sleep apnoea, a condition that causes snoring. But would you try it? (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA OKs first drug to treat smallpox, in case of terror attack
Smallpox was eradicated decades ago, but small samples of the virus ​ were saved for research purposes and some worry it could be used as a biological weapon (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US health official reveals fentanyl almost killed his son
The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there's a personal reason for his focus on the opioid epidemic: His son almost died from taking fentanyl-laced cocaine (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Few Studies on Probiotics Assess Potential Harms Few Studies on Probiotics Assess Potential Harms
Despite rapidly increasing research into the use of probiotics and prebiotics to alter the gut microbiome, most trials report safety data inadequately or not at all.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Pregnant women who wear perfume have kids that struggle to grasp ideas
Dr Janice Juraska, of the University of Illinois, said she was shocked by how clear the impact was, and she would now urge pregnant women to avoid plastics and fragrances of any kind. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes symptoms: Four things to do the morning after drinking to control blood sugar
DIABETES symptoms aren ’t always obvious and can take a long time to develop - particularly with type 2 diabetes people with the condition won’t show any signs at all. For many people a few drinks is part of ever day life, but when you have diabetes or you’re trying to prevent it, it’s a bit more complicated. Ther e are four things you should make sure to do after a night of alcohol. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How does perimenopause affect periods?
Perimenopause causes many hormonal changes in the body. This affects the frequency, regularity, and symptoms of periods and monthly cycles. People usually begin to skip periods and have longer or shorter cycles. In this article, we look at what to expect during perimenopause and how to manage periods during this time. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

The beam of light that heals bed sores and ulcers  
Doctors in Salford have built a special lamp with 32 different bulbs, which emit infrared, red or ultraviolet light — together they are thought to speed up healing through different mechanisms. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The women who say treatment after a smear test RUINED their sex lives
When Kate Orson, from Glasgow, developed abnormal cervical cells, she had a procedure called large loop excision of the transformation zone - which changed her body forever... (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heartwarming moment toddler who's spent her whole life in hospital walks outside for the first time
Mae Koslow-Vogel, two, from Somerville, Massachusetts, had spent her whole life at Boston Children's Hospital hooked up to a ventilator with a trach due to a rare genetic lung disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stem cells breakthrough that could help thousands of heart patients  
After being fitted with a pacemaker for heart failure, Pat Wilkinson, from Gloucester, was not expected to live for long. But now, thanks to a brand new treatment, she has a fresh lease of life. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Defendants on Probation Can Be Jailed for Drug Relapse, Court Rules
Many medical experts said that relapse is part of recovery and a symptom of disease, and shouldn ’ t be punished with jail. A court disagreed. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JAN HOFFMAN Tags: Drug Abuse and Traffic Decisions and Verdicts Addiction (Psychology) Eldred, Julie Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Source Type: news

Government shuts down website for doctors searching for treatment guidelines
After Monday, the website for the National Guideline Clearinghouse, which provides access to guidelines for practicing medicine, will no longer be available to its users -- mostly doctors -- due to a lack of funding, according to an announcement posted on the site in April. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The unexpected signs that you're suffering a worrying lack of iron...
Lack of iron is the most common vitamin and mineral deficiency in the UK — at least four million Britons are affected, including one in three hospital patients. Are you one of them? (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ASK THE GP: Why does my scalp hurt if I brush my hair or shower?
The Daily Mail's resident GP answers your health concerns. This week, he focuses on a conditional called occipital neuralgia and the treatments for eating disorder anorexia nervosa. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS Health Heroes: The surgeon who's helped 100 children walk
John Goodden, a consultant neurologist from Leeds, is the latest medical professional to be nominated for our NHS Health Heroes award. This is his incredible story... (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Texas fetal tissue burial law on trial at U.S. court
A court hearing on a Texas law requiring the burial or cremation of aborted fetal tissue opened on Monday with the state arguing the requirement was a matter of dignity, while abortion providers called it unnecessary and aimed at impeding clinic operations. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Illnesses Linked to Venezuela Crab Meat: FDA
Illnesses began between April 1 and July 3, with eight cases in Maryland, two in Louisiana and one each in Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to get to sleep in a heatwave: Ensure you do this with your home during the day
HOW TO get to sleep in a heatwave: The UK ’s record summer heatwave is expected to continue into August. But while sun worshippers rejoice, those who struggle to get a good night’s rest in hot weather may be wondering how to get their forty winks over the next few weeks. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Surfing For Science: A New Way To Gather Data For Ocean And Coastal Research
Researchers at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography hope to turn surfers into citizen scientists by equipping them with a "smartfin" that gathers data as they surf. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nathan Rott Source Type: news

Not all adults think nicotine 'definitely harmful' to kids
(Reuters Health) - While most adults know nicotine is bad for children, smokers and some other individuals aren't convinced of this fact, according to a U.S. study that suggests a need for more public education about the risks of tobacco. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Urgent care centers often prescribe unnecessary antibiotics
(Reuters Health) - Patients with common colds and respiratory illnesses may be more likely to get antibiotics - which don't work for these conditions - when they go to an urgent care clinic, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Fremanezumab May Offer Prevention for Refractory Migraine Fremanezumab May Offer Prevention for Refractory Migraine
A CGRP agent in development to prevent chronic migraine demonstrates efficacy in patients previously treated with topiramate or onabotulinumtoxinA.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Study: Women At Higher Risk of Dying From Heart Failure Than Men
BOSTON (CBS) – While most people still associate heart disease with men, it is still the number one killer of American women, as well as men. Now a new study out of the University of Ottawa finds women are at greater risk of dying from heart failure than men. In people with heart failure, the heart does not pump blood as effectively as it should which can lead to shortness of breath and fatigue. It can be deadly. In fact, researchers looked at 90,000 heart patients over five years and found that women are dying from heart failure at higher rates than men. They also found that while hospitalizations for heart failure ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Heart Failure Local TV university of ottawa Source Type: news

Pregnant Women More Prone To Depression Today Than Years Ago
BOSTON (CBS) – According to a new study in “JAMA Network Open”, today’s expectant moms are more likely to become depressed than their mothers were 25 years ago. British researchers studied almost 2,400 women who had babies in the early 1990s and 180 pregnant women of the next generation. All the women were between the ages of 19 and 24 while pregnant. They found that today’s moms-to-be are 51-percent more likely to score high on depression screening tests than women in their moms’ generation. Researchers say financial strain and social media use may contribute, but parental depression no...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local Depression Dr. Mallika Marshall Local TV Pregnancy Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is gaming disorder?
The World Health Organization have given gaming disorder a mental health classification. People with gaming disorder prioritize gaming over other activities and experience negative effects from continuing to play video games. Here, we discuss what gaming disorder is and what its classification may mean for gamers. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Mental Health Source Type: news

Defendants Can Be Jailed for Relapsing During Drug Treatment, Court Rules
Many medical experts said that relapse is part of recovery and a symptom of disease, and shouldn ’ t be punished with jail. A court disagreed. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JAN HOFFMAN Tags: Drug Abuse and Traffic Decisions and Verdicts Addiction (Psychology) Eldred, Julie Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Source Type: news

Cognitive Test Trump Took May Have Been Undermined by Publicity, Doctors Warn
Articles about the test, known as the Montreal Cognitive Assessment, or MoCA, listed some of its questions, potentially influencing future patients. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NIRAJ CHOKSHI Tags: News and News Media JAMA Neurology (Journal) Trump, Donald J montreal cognitive assessment Jackson, Ronny L Source Type: news

Vitamin D Little Help Against Brain Diseases
There's no special protective benefit for the brain in vitamin D, a new review of research on the topic has found. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug users on probation can be required to remain drug-free, court rules
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled Monday that it was not cruel and unusual punishment to put a person who is on probation in jail after one positive test for drugs. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blood Test to Identify Individuals for Lung Cancer Screening Blood Test to Identify Individuals for Lung Cancer Screening
A simple biomarker test shows promise for refining the eligibility criteria for lung cancer screening, identifying more high-risk individuals for low-dose CT and reducing false positives.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

CRISPR gene editing can cause serious DNA damage, U.K. research finds
Scientists studying the effects of the potentially game-changing gene-editing tool CRISPR/Cas9 have found it can cause unexpected genetic damage that could lead to dangerous changes in some cells. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about macrocephaly
Macrocephaly is the term for an unusually large head. This can occur due to a family history of the condition, or it could indicate an underlying medical problem, such as a genetic syndrome. In this article, learn about the causes of an abnormally large head in infants and how doctors diagnose and treat the condition. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics / Children's Health Source Type: news

Can Dogs Keep Kids from Getting Allergies?
Scientists believe the results say it’s likely that dogs make bacteria in the home and the body more diverse, and therefore help strengthen the immune system. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Students would curb binge drinking for better grades, health
How do you get college students to stop binge drinking? Convincing them it will quickly improve their health, relationships and grades, according to a study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK Police Find Source Of Novichok Nerve Agent in Small Bottle UK Police Find Source Of Novichok Nerve Agent in Small Bottle
British counter-terrorism police said on Friday they believed they had found the source of the Novichok nerve agent that killed a woman in southwest England and left her partner critically ill in hospital.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Can Dogs Keep Kids from Getting Allergies?
Scientists believe the results say it’s likely that dogs make bacteria in the home and the body more diverse, and therefore help strengthen the immune system. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are you dehydrated? Dark urine is a sign you should drink more
Dark urine is a sign of dehydration and this colour chart developed by UK sports drink company iPro Sport reveals whether or not you need to drink more water to keep healthy in hot weather. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Botox Tops Topiramate for Chronic Migraine Prevention Botox Tops Topiramate for Chronic Migraine Prevention
Researchers compared tolerability, functional improvement, and more in a head-to-head comparison between onabotulinumtoxinA and topiramate for chronic migraine prevention.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news