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How I became a surrogate
As Kim Kardashian West has her third baby by a surrogate, one Essex mum tells of the joy of surrogacy. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Clinics Closed or Delaying Openings Due to Severe Weather
Due to severe winter weather, almost all Duke Health clinics will be closed on Thursday, January 18th. On Friday, January 19th, all hospital-based clinics will operate on a normal schedule and all other clinics will delay opening until 10 a.m.  CTA Link: Find out morePhoto:  (Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News)
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: jf210 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Clinics Closed Due to Severe Weather
Due to severe winter weather, the majority of Duke Health clinics are closed on Wednesday, January 17th. All Cancer Center clinics and a few other specialty clinics will remain open.  CTA Link: Learn what clinics are affectedPhoto:  (Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News)
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: jf210 at duke.edu Source Type: news

UK tackles social isolation with minister for loneliness
UK Prime Minister Theresa May has appointed a minister for loneliness in a drive to tackle social isolation, a problem endured by 9 million Britons. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aetna customers get $17 million in HIV privacy settlement
After thousands of customers' HIV statuses were revealed in mailings last year, a federal class-action lawsuit against health care company Aetna has reached a $17 million settlement. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shortage of public health workers possible as baby boomers retire, researchers say
A study published Wednesday questions if the number of public health workers will be sufficient as baby boomers retire and leave their fields. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Science panel backs lower drunken driving threshold
A prestigious scientific panel is recommending states significantly lower their drunken driving threshold, saying 10,000 alcohol-impaired driving deaths a year are unacceptable and 'entirely preventable' (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Treating Chronic Hepatitis C Infection in Primary Care Treating Chronic Hepatitis C Infection in Primary Care
New treatment guidelines aim to support primary care clinicians in the treatment of hepatitis C infection.Medscape HIV/AIDS (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

Rats might not be to blame for the "Black Death"
The rodents get a bad rap for spreading plague that killed millions of people in medieval Europe, but a new study suggests another explanation (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Japanese Drug Pemafibrate Improves Lipid Profiles in Diabetes New Japanese Drug Pemafibrate Improves Lipid Profiles in Diabetes
Patients with type 2 diabetes and hypertriglyceridemia had improvements in lipid profiles and insulin resistance with pemafibrate, according to a Japanese trial that showed the drug is also well tolerated.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What gaining and shedding weight does to our body
Putting on and losing weight even for a short time can result in dramatic changes in the body's molecular profile, according to a study of personal omics. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Do any weight loss pills really work?
In this article, we take a look at nine types of pills and supplements that are proposed to help support weight loss, examining the evidence for each one. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

Aussie flu PREVENTION: Fight off symptoms of deadly virus by eating this fermented food
AUSSIE flu has infected people in all areas of the UK, and now the USA is feeling the brunt of the virus. The symptoms have been described as the same as normal flu but more severe, but if you ’re yet to catch it try these methods of prevention to build up your body’s defences. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Read President Donald Trump's full physical 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

Spotlight on Retinal Diseases Spotlight on Retinal Diseases
New anti-VEGF therapies for DME and AMD, as well as retinal detachment outcomes, were among the highlights presented at Retina Subspecialty Day during AAO 2017.Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Commentary Source Type: news

Burnout Might Really Be Depression; How Do Doctors Cope? Burnout Might Really Be Depression; How Do Doctors Cope?
Medscape asked physicians whether they experienced burnout, depression, or both. Some experts say that burnout is really a form of depression. Would that change the recommended treatment?Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Migraine relief: Prediction system may help to prevent pain
A team of Spanish-based researchers has simulated a migraine prediction system that may drastically improve the lives of people living with migraines. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Headache / Migraine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why we're more likely to overeat in the evening
Stress and changes in levels of 'hunger hormones' may help to explain why we're more likely to overeat in the evening than earlier in the day. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

U.K. Appoints a Minister for Loneliness
Prime Minister Theresa May said an under secretary would work across government departments to tackle the issue. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CEYLAN YEGINSU Tags: Depression (Mental) Great Britain May, Theresa M Politics and Government Cox, Jo (1974-2016) Medicine and Health Tracey Crouch Source Type: news

Physician burnout takes a toll on U.S. patients
(Reuters Health) - Nearly two-thirds of U.S. doctors feel burned out, depressed, or both – and those feelings affect how they relate to patients, according to a survey conducted by Medscape. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Resting heart rate: What should it be? Abnormally fast rate is a sign of this condition
RESTING heart rate is a strong indicator of overall health and fitness, but what should a normal one be? An abnormally fast heart rate is a sign of supraventricular tachycardia. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Phys Ed: How Our Bones Might Help Keep Our Weight in Check
Bones could be much more intimately involved in tracking weight and controlling appetite than was previously known. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GRETCHEN REYNOLDS Tags: Bones Skeletons Rodents Weight Source Type: news

The best time of day to eat carbs without gaining weight
TV doctor  Dr Michael Mosley and researchers from the University of Surrey found eating carbs in the evening causes less dramatic blood sugar spikes than carb-loading at breakfast. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists edge closer to a cure for cocaine addiction  
Researchers from Mount Sinai hospital injected mice with a protein in the brain region associated with reward and found it neutralized a substance involved in making the animals' crave the drug. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cannabis users are more likely to feel deceived by others
Researchers from the National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse in Maryland found marijuana increases signal connectivity in regions of the brain that have been linked to psychosis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bicarbonate of soda helps to avoid dangerous c-sections
The researchers, which included scientists from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, believe bicarbonate of soda neutralises acids in the uterus, which encourages vaginal births. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sleep expert reveals his top five tips for insomniacs  
One in three people regular suffer from difficulty sleeping, says the NHS. The University of California Berkeley's Professor Matthew Walker shares his advice for ensuring you get a restful night. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How community spirit helps a girl with autism and severe anxiety
A scheme to let parents close their streets to cars so children can play is hugely beneficial to one young resident, who has autism and severe anxiety. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do You Agree With the Idea of Medicaid Work Requirements? Do You Agree With the Idea of Medicaid Work Requirements?
New guidelines would require some Medicaid recipients to work or volunteer in order to be eligible for Medicaid benefits.Medscape Reader Polls (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

London journalist with 'Aussie flu' faints on an airplane
EXCLUSIVE: Anthony Joseph, who lives in London, took a turn for the worse during a flight back from Aberdeen. Flight attendants discussed whether they needed to divert the plane to Leeds. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aussie flu symptoms: What’s the difference between the deadly virus and a cold?
AUSSIE flu symptoms include headaches, runny noses and sore throats. While similar to a common cold, the deadly Aussie flu virus has significant differences. Here ’s a quick way to tell the difference. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: All you need to know about vaginal boils
Learn about vaginal boils, which result in pus-filled lumps around a hair follicle. Included is detail on home remedies and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Women's Health / Gynecology Source Type: news

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

Fundraising page set up for disgraced liver surgeon
A former patient says Simon Bramhall is a "man of excellence." (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Jane Fonda Has Cancerous Growth Removed From Lip
The 80-year-old downplayed the situation and noted that she received a clean bill of health, NBC News reported. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aussie flu MAPPED: USA outbreak MAP as virus spreads to almost EVERY American state
AUSSIE flu is continuing to cause havoc in the UK with symptoms showing in an increasing number of Britons. But the deadly virus is now sweeping through the USA - a map reveals the states where influenza is most widespread. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Don't Rely on Just One BP Test for Kids: Study
They found that nearly 25 percent of children and teens who had their blood pressure checked by their primary care doctor had readings in the high range, but less than half of those readings were confirmed when their blood pressure was checked again. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Creativity May Rely on 'Teamwork' in the Brain
For eons, researchers have wondered what sets the da Vincis, Shakespeares and Einsteins apart. Results from this new study offer more evidence to debunk the popular notion that creativity is a "right brain" activity. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High impact change model examples of emerging and developing practice
This resource supports the High Impact Change model for managing transfers of care. It contains examples for the eight system changes where there is evidence of impact, examples of emerging practice that are starting to make a difference and includes links to guidance and further information (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sore throat symptoms? Nine remedies to ease the pain - including apple cider vinegar
SORE throats are very common during this time of year, but while they usually get better by themselves within a week, the pain can cause great discomfort as you go about your day-to-day life. Here are nine remedies to soothe the symptoms - including apple cider vinegar. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

STPs and accountable care: background briefing.
This document provides an overview of how national policy has evolved to promote system-based collaboration, including the development of STPs, accountable care systems and accountable care organisations. It includes definitions of key terms and five conditions for success (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No hospital is an island learning from the acute care collaborations
This report covers the learning from 13 acute care collaborations that were established as part of the new care models programme. It highlights six common strategies that have emerged, including the way clinical practices are being standardised; how vanguards are making better use of clinical support services; and how the skills of healthcare professionals are being used more creatively and flexibly (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

3 complementary natural remedies for the flu
Dr. Jennifer Ashton breaks down some well-researched natural flu relief options. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Why women hesitate to report sexual misconduct
The news has been filled with stories of prominent men accused of sexual misconduct -- many of the alleged misdeeds going back decades. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Works to Ease Storm-related IV Bag Shortage
The agency is also monitoring the recent practice of filling new, but empty, IV bags with fluids to deal with the shortage. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Working together to reduce duplication in general practice
This framework is designed to help these organisations work more effectively together and reduce duplication in the regulation of general practice (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nutrition and hydration
The resources include evidence and recommendations for assessment and action when assessing an individual's risk of developing a pressure ulcer; five top tips to prevent pressure ulcers; and three case studies. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thinking on its own: AI in the NHS
This report illustrates the areas where artificial intelligence (AI) could help the NHS become more efficient and deliver better outcomes for patients. It also highlights the main barriers to the implementation of this technology and suggests some potential solutions. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2: Eating just two of these everyday could help to reduce symptoms
DIABETES symptoms include feeling very thirsty, fatigue, and needing to urinate more often than normal. Eggs could be the key to controlling the condition, while aiding weight loss and lowering blood pressure, a nutritionist has claimed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Developing People Improving Care: one year on.
This document highlights some of the work taking place following the launch of the Developing People – Improving Care framework intended to ensure systems of compassion, inclusion and improvement are at the core of the health and care system. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news