CV Risk in Hypertriglyceridemic Patients With LDL-C Control CV Risk in Hypertriglyceridemic Patients With LDL-C Control
Elevated triglyceride levels may contribute to a greater risk for cardiovascular disease despite statin-controlled LDL cholesterol levels.Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

DBS for Seizure Control in Drug-resistant Epilepsy DBS for Seizure Control in Drug-resistant Epilepsy
This paper explores the use of deep brain stimulation as a promising treatment modality for decreasing seizure frequency in patients with refractory epilepsy.Neurosurgical Focus (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Alitretinoin for Management of Chronic Hand Dermatitis Alitretinoin for Management of Chronic Hand Dermatitis
This article summarizes real-world evidence supporting the safety and effectiveness of alitretinoin, an oral retinoid, in the management of chronic hand dermatitis.Skin Therapy Letter (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Judge sides with transgender workers in insurance fight
A judge ruled that Wisconsin must cover medically necessary treatment for transgender state employees. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency: Should you take supplements this winter? Dr Dawn Harper gives advice
VITAMIN D deficiency is more likely between October to early March because of shorter sunlight hours. So should you be taking supplements this winter to avoid symptoms? Dr Dawn Harper issued her advice. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Celebration Of Science: Spaulding Rehab Hospital Launches New Research Initiative
BOSTON (CBS) – Spaulding Rehab Hospital is launching a new research initiative and as a way of introducing people to the amazing work of the hospital’s researchers and doctors, they opened the doors for a celebration of science. It started with a series of “rehab raps”, brief, interesting talks about current research. WBZ-TV’s Lisa Hughes emceed that part of the event. Then, the hundreds of people who turned out were invited to talk with scientists one-on-one and check out interactive exhibits. Dr. Ross Zafont says Spaulding’s committed to developing biotech to change patients’ liv...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Watch Listen Lisa Hughes Spaulding Rehab Hospital Source Type: news

Protein deficiency - seven warning signs that you need to eat more protein foods
PROTEIN deficiency symptoms can develop very quickly, and may be confused for other underlying medical conditions. Eat more protein-rich foods if you have any of these common signs you ’re not getting enough protein. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rare case of cancer passed from organ donor to 4 recipients, leaves 3 dead: Report
Four adults in the United Kingdom developed breast cancer after receiving vital organs from a single donor. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

London knife crime: Can Chicago's model cure the violence?
London is following Chicago's lead in tackling violent crime like it is an infectious disease. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Knife crime: Can Chicago's model cure London's violence?
London is following Chicago's lead in tackling violent crime like it is an infectious disease. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'I gave birth, and got Hepatitis C'
When Jackie Britton was given a blood transfusion during childbirth, it could have killed her. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Target to treat patients within 18 weeks of seeing their GP should be scrapped, health chiefs warn
NHS health chiefs across England warned that many hospitals have already given up on targets for non-urgent surgery to focus efforts on A&E and cancer treatment. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Changing the lives of people with dementia
Confronting the stigma and isolation people with dementia face in some communities around the world. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Turning around the lives of dementia patients
Confronting the stigma and isolation people with dementia face in some communities around the world. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WATCH: Puppies to blame for sickening hundreds of people: CDC
The Center for Disease Control says puppies from six different pet stores spread infectious bacteria in several states from 2016 to 2018. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Homeopathy doctors in Bengaluru switch to safer medicine practices
Doctors have stopped selling branded medicines at their clinics. Non-qualified personnel too are being dissuaded from dispensing these medicines. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gastric bypass diet: What to eat after the surgery
(Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why is IVF so popular in Denmark?
It has the biggest proportion of babies born through assisted reproductive technology in the world. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fewer young people buy cigarettes in shops now it's illegal to have them on show behind the counter
Researchers at Imperial College London found the proportion of child smokers who buy their cigarettes in shops had dropped to 40 per cent in 2016, from 57 per cent in 2010. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Death map of the world
In a league table of the countries, the UK only ranked 17th best for men and 27th for women. And the US fared even worse, placing 53rd for men and 44th for women. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Globally, losing the fight against cancer and other chronic diseases
More than half of all UN countries will fail to honor their commitment to reduce premature deaths from cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease and diabetes by 2030, a new analysis predicts. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Swabbing a child's mouth for bacteria could predict how likely they are to become obese 
Pennsylvania State University researchers discovered that kids that rapidly gained weight in their lives have less diverse mouth bacteria, meaning an oral swab may predict childhood obesity. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Your Puppy Can Make You Very Sick: CDC
An outbreak of antibiotic-resistant Campylobacter infections in 2017 and 2018 that sickened 118 people in 18 states was traced to pet store puppies, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Puppies spread antibiotic-resistant infections to 118 people
People became infected with Campylobacter, an infectious disease that causes diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps, after handling pet store puppies (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US Life Expectancy Going Down, With Opioid ODs a Big Factor US Life Expectancy Going Down, With Opioid ODs a Big Factor
The annual report on the health of the nation finds death rates are up for five of the leading 12 causes of death. Teen birth and smoking rates have been cut in half.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

FDA concludes examination of Parkinson's drug
The Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday it had not identified any "new or unexpected safety findings" related to a drug used to treat psychosis in Parkinson's patients, though it did find potentially troubling prescribing practices. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Most comprehensive analysis ever made of America's opioid epidemic
It was spearheaded by Pittsburgh's Dr Donald Burke, a world leader in preventing infectious diseases who has primarily focused on outbreaks of viruses like the flu. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More evidence exercise may be good for your mood
(Reuters Health) - People who exercise may experience symptoms of mental health disorders less often, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

HIV diagnoses rising in gay men under 30, CDC report reveals 
Since 2008, the rate of new infections for under 30s was four times the rate for gay men aged 30 to 50, who grew up in the harrowing AIDS epidemic. The rate for over 50s remained unchanged. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One dead and 17 sickened by E. coli from beef
The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Wednesday the beef was produced and packaged at Cargill Meat Solutions in Fort Morgan on June 21 and shipped to retailers nationwide. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA disagrees, calls meeting on study showing breast implant link to rare conditions
The study followed 100,000 women who had breast implants for a decade. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Alcohol-Interactive Meds Linked to Less Drinking in Chronically Ill Youth Alcohol-Interactive Meds Linked to Less Drinking in Chronically Ill Youth
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Sleep Apnea Treatment Tied to Improved Stroke Outcomes Sleep Apnea Treatment Tied to Improved Stroke Outcomes
Use of continuous positive airway pressure after an acute stroke or transient ischemia attack may improve neurologic functioning in patients with sleep apnea, a new study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Genetic Testing Doesn't Boost Live-Birth Rates in Older Women Planning ICSI Genetic Testing Doesn't Boost Live-Birth Rates in Older Women Planning ICSI
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Taking Back Carbon'Imperative' to Stop Planet Overheating, Backers Say Taking Back Carbon'Imperative' to Stop Planet Overheating, Backers Say
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Survival Similar After Thermal Ablation, Stereotactic Radiation Therapy for NSCLC Survival Similar After Thermal Ablation, Stereotactic Radiation Therapy for NSCLC
Survival of patients with stage 1 non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is similar after thermal ablation and stereotactic radiation therapy, respectively, according to data from the U.S. National Cancer Database.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Biosafety Reforms Still Lagging at Military Labs
Three years after finding that laboratories had mishandled deadly pathogens, the Pentagon has no way to measure the effectiveness of its reforms, according to a new report. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: EMILY BAUMGAERTNER Tags: Anthrax Defense Department Accidents and Safety Government Accountability Office Laboratories and Scientific Equipment Dugway Proving Ground (Utah) Epidemics Source Type: news

Mediterranean diet could lower stroke risk, especially for women: Study
The diet focuses on fruits, vegetables, nuts, fish and unsaturated fats. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

WATCH: Overdose epidemic may have deeper social issues
Underlying causes might include broken communities and widespread malaise. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

John Hancock Wants To Turn Life Insurance Into A Wellness Game
(CNN Money) — John Hancock will give its life insurance customers a discount for trying to stay healthy. They just need to hand over some personal data to receive it. The financial services company said Wednesday that it will attach a free version of its wellness program, Vitality, to all life insurance policies. Through the program, customers can log fitness and health information with the company in exchange for discounts at places like Amazon and REI. For an extra $2 per month, customers receive a free Fitbit or an Apple Watch for $25. If they hit certain targets, they don’t have to pay more for the devices ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Business Health John Hancock Life Insurance Local TV Source Type: news

Low-Carb Dieters Might Benefit From More Vegetables, Nuts
BOSTON (CBS) – Many people turn to low-carb diets to shed pounds but recent data suggests eliminating carbs from your diet could pose long-term health risks. Now a recent study published in The Lancet suggests that incorporating a lot of vegetables into a low-carb diet could offset those risks. Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital followed more than 15,000 adults over 25 years. They found those who ate about half of their calories from carbohydrates had the lowest risk of premature death. But among those who followed a low-carb diet, favoring animal-based proteins and fat like beef, pork, chicken and ch...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Watch Listen Diet Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Eating Fish During Pregnancy May Improve Baby ’ s Eyesight
BOSTON (CBS) – Pregnant women may be able to optimize their baby’s eyesight and brain function by regularly eating fatty fish during pregnancy. Researchers studied 56 mothers and their children in Finland and found that infants whose mothers ate fish three or more times a week during the last trimester did better on vision tests than those whose mothers ate little or no fish. Fish contain fatty acids, which are critical for nerve cells involved in eyesight and help brain cells communicate with one another. Pregnant women are currently advised to eat some fish but are also told to avoid fish that are high i...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Watch Listen Dr. Mallika Marshall Eyesight Source Type: news

Sloan Kettering ’ s Cozy Deal With Start-Up Ignites a New Uproar
A for-profit venture with exclusive rights to use the center ’ s vast archive of tissue slides has generated concerns at the nonprofit cancer center. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CHARLES ORNSTEIN and KATIE THOMAS Tags: Artificial Intelligence Tissue (Human) Conflicts of Interest Hospitals Baselga, Jose Venture Capital Federal Taxes (US) Nonprofit Organizations Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Paige.AI David Klimstra Thomas Fuchs Norman Selb Source Type: news

Excess pounds can lead to a leaky bladder
(Reuters Health) - Young and middle-aged women who are overweight or obese may be more likely to develop a leaky bladder, researchers say. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Summer 2020 Olympics in Tokyo may be hit by deadly dengue fever
Researchers from Harvard have raised concerns following the unexpected dengue outbreak in Japan's capital city in 2014. This shows Tokyo has the climate and mosquitoes for the virus. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One in three gun-owning U.S. veterans don't store weapons safely
(Reuters Health) - A substantial percentage of U.S. military vets store guns loaded and ready to use, according to an American study that could have implications for suicide prevention. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

US officials challenge world to fight antibiotic resistance
Antibiotic resistance from over-prescribing doctors, treated livestock and even puppies is a health crisis. Now the CDC and US Department of Health and Human Services are calling for global action. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Michael Phelps Opens Up About Retirement and Mental Health Awareness: ‘I Struggle Through Problems Just Like Everybody Else’
Now, when 28-time Olympic medalist Michael Phelps swims butterfly, it’s usually for an audience of one. When his 2-year old son Boomer waves his arms in imitation of the stroke, he knows what the toddler wants to see. “He knows the motion of the butterfly,” says Phelps. “So I do a couple of laps.” Since leaving competitive swimming after the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janiero, Phelps has been enjoying retirement in Arizona with his wife Nicole and sons Boomer and Beckett, seven months. He’s also become an advocate for water conservation (he’s in his second year as global water ambassa...
Source: TIME: Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Depression Michael Phelps olympics Source Type: news

Smoking linked to higher dementia risk
Smoking is well known for its many negative health consequences, but its impact on the brain is relatively less studied. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Puerto Rico's Tap Water Often Goes Untested, Raising Fears About Lead Contamination
People in Puerto Rico don't trust the water supply, and with good reason. Local systems aren't adequately tested for contaminants, including lead.(Image credit: Rebecca Hersher/NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rebecca Hersher Source Type: news