Why advocates say a medical devices registry could make the lives of millions of Canadians safer
After 30 years of failed proposals, the federal government seems to be warming up to the idea of improving tracking of medical implants to warn patients of problems. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Canadian advocates call for all medical implants to be registered
After 30 years of failed proposals, the federal government seems to be warming up to the idea of improving tracking of medical implants to warn patients of problems. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Are parents prepared for holiday hangovers?
Christmas parties are upon us, but how many parents think about how a hangover will affect their parenting? (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaping booming in U.S. high schools, survey finds
Doubled use of e-cigarettes this year was biggest one-year rise in survey's 44-year history, far beyond a mid-1970s surge in pot smoking (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2 - the ‘strange’ superfood that could prevent high blood sugar
DIABETES type 2 risk could be lowered by making some diet or lifestyle changes. You could lower your chances of developing high blood sugar symptoms and signs by adding this “strange” diabetes superfood to your diet. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: There's more to blinking than meets the eye
In an unusual experiment, researchers demonstrate that the duration of a blink during conversation can influence the length of someone's answer. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

Diabetes epidemic toll revealed as number of limbs cut off due to condition soars to record levels  
The number of foot and leg amputations linked to diabetes has risen almost 20 per cent in only four years, according to Public Health England. Robert Carew Hunt, 69, had his left foot amputated in 2015 (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nicox teams up with Chinese firm to develop and sell glaucoma drug
French ophthalmology company Nicox and Chinese firm Ocumension Therapeutics said on Monday they had signed an exclusive license agreement to develop and sell a yet-to-be approved Nicox drug to treat glaucoma in China. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Significance, Detection, and Management of Serrated Polyps Significance, Detection, and Management of Serrated Polyps
When might serrated polyps have malignant potential? Review the diagnostic challenges and management recommendations for these lesions in this overview.Current Opinion in Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Induced Anxiety and Neural Responses to Monetary Incentives Induced Anxiety and Neural Responses to Monetary Incentives
This study aimed to determine how induced anxiety impacts neural processing of both positive and negative incentives.Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Management of Large-Vessel Vasculitis Management of Large-Vessel Vasculitis
Get up-to-date on the latest advances in treatment options for large-vessel vasculitis.Current Opinion in Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Terrestrial Bird Migration and West Nile Virus Circulation Terrestrial Bird Migration and West Nile Virus Circulation
How have the flight paths of terrestrial birds impacted the circulation of West Nile virus?Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Higher Incidence of Ischemic Stroke in Patients Taking NOACs Higher Incidence of Ischemic Stroke in Patients Taking NOACs
Does the reduced risk of nontraumatic bleeding in patients taking NOACs as opposed to warfarin come at the cost of a higher risk of ischemic stroke?Stroke (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Prevalence of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis -- US, 2015 Prevalence of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis -- US, 2015
The prevalence data presented in this report aims to further our understanding of the epidemiology of ALS cases in the United States.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

CRT in Heart Failure: Is the Defibrillator Needed? CRT in Heart Failure: Is the Defibrillator Needed?
Questions still remain as to the additive benefit of the defibrillator as an adjunct to cardiac resynchronization therapy.Europace (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

A Biomarker Risk Score Predicts Future Gestational Diabetes A Biomarker Risk Score Predicts Future Gestational Diabetes
This study describes a preconception biomarker risk score that may help identify women at high risk for developing gestational diabetes.Journal of the Endocrine Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Neostigmine and Atropine for Postdural Puncture Headache Neostigmine and Atropine for Postdural Puncture Headache
Might the addition of neostigmine and atropine improve the efficacy of conventional management for postdural puncture headache?Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

NAFLD Is Associated With Decreased Lung Function NAFLD Is Associated With Decreased Lung Function
This large-scale longitudinal study aimed to clarify the association of NAFLD and lung function.Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

A Tripartite Function of Mindfulness in Adjustment to Aging A Tripartite Function of Mindfulness in Adjustment to Aging
How might mindfulness help older persons adjust to aging? The author posits that mindfulness has the potential to perform a tripartite function of acceptance, integration, and transcendence.The Gerontologist (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Phototherapy for Psoriasis -- Outdated or Underused? Phototherapy for Psoriasis -- Outdated or Underused?
In this commentary, the author argues that despite availability of new and effective therapeutic agents for psoriasis, NB-UVB phototherapy should maintain a place as a cost-effective therapeutic tool.The British Journal of Dermatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Medication Overuse Headache in Chronic Migraine Medication Overuse Headache in Chronic Migraine
This study explored psychosocial features that might contribute to relapse.Headache (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Fine-Needle Aspiration in All Thyroid Incidentalomas Fine-Needle Aspiration in All Thyroid Incidentalomas
Should fine-needle aspiration be performed in all thyroid incidentalomas detected by this imaging modality?Clinical Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Posaconazole Use in Infants and Children Posaconazole Use in Infants and Children
This article provides an update regarding the use of posaconazole for antifungal prophylaxis and treatment in pediatric patients.Pediatric Pharmacotherapy (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Most teen drug use is down, but officials fret vaping boom
Twice as many high school students are using nicotine-tinged electronic cigarettes compared with last year (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

E-cigarette usage nearly doubles in U.S. high-schools: survey
The percentage of high school seniors who used e-cigarettes in the last 30 days nearly doubled to 20.9 percent from last year, results of a survey released by the National Institute on Drug Abuse showed on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Tied to MI Risk Inflammatory Bowel Disease Tied to MI Risk
People with inflammatory bowel disease may be up to 12 times more likely to suffer myocardial infarction (MI), a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Teen vaping continues to rise while other drug use declines, survey finds
Vaping among America's teenagers continues to climb, while the use of other substances -- such as alcohol and opioids -- has declined in recent years, according to a new report. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teen vaping on the rise as use of other substances remains steady or declines: Survey
There was a drastic increase in teen vaping between 2017 and 2018. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

U.S. Appeals Court Narrows Trump Birth Control Ruling U.S. Appeals Court Narrows Trump Birth Control Ruling
A U.S. appeals court on Thursday narrowed an order that had blocked President Donald Trump's administration from enforcing new rules that undermine an Obamacare requirement for employers to provide insurance that covers women's birth control.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Sleep Problems May Be Worse When Menopause Is Hastened by Surgery Sleep Problems May Be Worse When Menopause Is Hastened by Surgery
Women who have surgery to remove their ovaries go through menopause abruptly, and a new study suggests this comes with an increased risk for the kinds of sleep troubles many women experience when they go through menopause gradually.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

China confirms new African swine fever cases in Sichuan, Heilongjiang
China confirmed two new cases of African swine fever, as the disease continues to spread through the world's largest hog herd, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said late on Sunday in a statement on its website. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

'Why I chose to have my leg amputated'
Victoria Snell, who has a prosthetic limb, has just run a 5k race. She explains why she chose to have her leg amputated. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Klobuchar: Judge's ruling would set Obamacare "on fire"
Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota, joins Margaret Brennan to discuss the possibility of a government shutdown and the Texas court's decision that would repeal the Affordable Care Act. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chronic fatigue: Overactive immune system 'may trigger ME-like symptoms'
Researchers say the study is a "light in the fog" in the search for the causes of chronic fatigue syndrome. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Overactive immune system 'may trigger ME-like symptoms'
Researchers say the study is a "light in the fog" in the search for the causes of chronic fatigue syndrome. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Couples who argue have a lower risk of ill health and dying prematurely, study finds  
A U.S. study of 192 couples over 32 years has found those who argue have a lower risk of ill health and dying early. However, this only applies to couples who row with equal intensity. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dr Ellie Cannon: Will baby thrive on vegan diet or will it stunt her growth?
My sister recently gave birth and has decided to feed her baby daughter a vegan diet. I read a report from a doctor who said that this could stunt her growth. Should I be worried? Dr Ellie answers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study finds chronic fatigue clues in overactive immune response
Scientists exploring what may trigger a complex disorder known as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) have found clues in the way some people's immune systems respond more actively to a health attack. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

IHH infused Rs 4,000 crore into Fortis in November: Tan See Leng
IHH is the single largest shareholder in the Indian hospital chain with 31% it acquired through a preferential allotment. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Some Kotex Tampons Recalled After Coming Apart and Leaving Parts Inside the Body
A defect in certain lots of Kotex tampons has caused some users to seek medical attention, their manufacturer said. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SANDRA E. GARCIA Tags: Menstruation Defective Products Kimberly-Clark Corporation U by Kotex tampons Recalls and Bans of Products Source Type: news

How much sugar does your favourite Christmas tipple contain?
This 'absolute scandal' has lead health campaigners to call for clearer information on packaging as the worst offender packs a huge 13 teaspoons of sugar. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What judge's ruling means for people covered under Obamacare
"We expect this ruling will be appealed to the Supreme Court. Pending the appeal process, the law remains in place," White House press secretary said (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fury's message on mental health
Tyson Fury speaks at Sports Personality of the Year about his recovery from mental health problems and his return to the boxing ring. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fact Check: Trump Officials Say Drug Prices Are Inflated. So Are Some of Their Claims on a Solution.
The administration has sometimes made misleading statements to garner support for its plan on what it has accurately identified as a problem for many Americans. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ROBERT PEAR Tags: Trump, Donald J Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Health Insurance and Managed Care Medicare United States Politics and Government Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Health and Human Services Department Azar, Alex M II Source Type: news

After 30 years, leaders are still fighting about basic truths of climate science
Hidden in the 133-page document agreed upon at the UN climate change talks was a compromise that many consider an infuriating distraction. The countries of the world agreed to welcome the fact that a scientific report on the state of global warming had been produced. But they failed to welcome its findings. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Best supplements for high cholesterol: Take this vitamin to help lower ‘bad’ cholesterol
BEST supplements for high cholesterol: Cholesterol is a fatty substance vital for normal bodily function, but too much can have an adverse effect on a person ’s health. Diet plays a big part in lowering high cholesterol and research has found a particular vitamin to be most effective. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Jury Convicts Ex-Employees of Pharmacy in Deadly U.S. Meningitis Outbreak Jury Convicts Ex-Employees of Pharmacy in Deadly U.S. Meningitis Outbreak
A co-owner and four ex-employees of a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy were convicted on Thursday of committing frauds and other illegal activities that helped boost its business before a deadly 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak linked to drugs it made.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Bed bug bites: How to avoid being bitten by the household pest this winter
BED BUG bites can cause huge amounts of skin irritation, particularly if a person has a bad reaction, but it can be difficult to spot the household pest, especially during the winter months. The best way to avoid being bitten is to get rid of them effectively. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Energy drinks may make you five times more likely to have a stroke
Experts are now warning that caffeine-packed energy drinks could be fuelling a record rise in diagnoses of irregular heartbeats, one of Britain ’s biggest killers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Higher percentage of California pot passing safety tests
Higher percentage of California marijuana products clear safety tests but questions remain after sudden closing of lab the state found was falsifying test results for pesticides (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news