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10 Global Health Issues to Watch in 2018
January 19, 2018It ’s notallbad news.When we set out to compile our annual list of global health issues to watch this year, it seemed like all bad news. And true, that ’s often what we deal with in global health—the problems that need tackling, the suffering we can help alleviate.But then stories and columns likethis one cheer us up. They remind us that no matter how complicated and frustrating our work may get, fighting back against poverty and inequality works.There are and always will be global health challenges to face. But there ’s boundless hope, too. And a field full of determined health work...
Source: IntraHealth International - January 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

' Hot' Yoga Is No Better for Your Heart: Study
FRIDAY, Jan. 19, 2018 -- It's called " hot " yoga because it's practiced in sweltering temperatures, and some research has hinted that it might improve heart health more than traditional yoga. But a new study suggests that adding heat to your Half... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Recall of medication for high risk heart attack and stroke patients: Clopidogrel, sold as Plavix, has been mislabeled and recalled
(Natural News) International Laboratories voluntarily recalled a single lot of its clopidogrel tablets largely due to drug mislabeling, a Cardiovascular Business report revealed. According to the report, bottles of 30 tablets contained simvastatin instead of clopidogrel. The company sent out letters to its distributors and customers to alert them of the error. International Laboratories also arranged for a return of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fads come and go but traditional exercise remains: Experts recommend an hour walking, swimming, or cycling, even if you're doing high intensity strength training
(Natural News) Personal training experts recommend that a combination of low-intensity training and high-intensity training will lead to better fitness and health results. They explained in an article published on the website Daily Mail Online why low-intensity workouts are as important as high-intensity workouts. Low-intensity sustained state (LISS) cardio exercise is equally important as a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

All-cause and cardiovascular mortality linked to vitamin D levels
Vitamin D concentrations have been linked to all-cause and cardiovascular mortality, according to a study in theJournal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 19, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Does dry January work? We ask the experts
Millions pledge to start the new year alcohol-free, but how much difference can a month off booze make to our health or drinking behaviour in the long term?Read more:‘I now sleep straight through until my alarm rings’: your experiences of dry JanuaryMillions of people pledge to ditch the booze every January, but experts are divided over whether going dry for a month is the answer to the UK ’s troubled relationship with alcohol.According torecent figures, around four-fifths of adults drink in England, with 31% of all men and 16% of all women consuming more than therecommended limit of 14 units in a usual w...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Alcohol Alcoholism Health Society & wellbeing Life and style Source Type: news

Health Tip: Why Exercise?
-- Exercise helps more than just the waistline, and should be a part of every healthy person's life, the National Library of Medicine says. According to the agency, exercise: Helps control your weight. Reduces your risk of heart disease by... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD Symptoms, Signs, Causes, Treatments)
Title: Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD Symptoms, Signs, Causes, Treatments)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/19/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - January 19, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Elite Distance Runners: A 45-Year Follow-up Elite Distance Runners: A 45-Year Follow-up
A new study examines the changes in cardiorespiratory fitness and running economy among elite male distance runners as they age.Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Can stem cell exosome therapy reduce fatal heart disease in diabetes?
(University of Alabama at Birmingham) Removal of dead or dying heart muscle cells after a heart attack is crucial. Researchers have preliminary data that diabetes impairs this removal, and this impairment may be the reason diabetes increases the risk for cardiovascular disease, including heart failure. With aid of a new grant, investigators will study whether mesenchymal stem cells or their exosomes can boost dead cell removal and reduce damaging inflammation after heart attacks in animal models of diabetes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hot or not? Bikram no more beneficial than any other yoga, says vascular study
Yoga could help to improve function of artery linings regardless of room temperature, researchers concludeWhile the popularity of practising yoga in sweltering rooms is booming around the world, researchers say benefits to blood vessels are the same whether the moves are performed in the heat or not.Bikram yoga was founded by controversial instructorBikram Choudhury and involves 26 poses and two breathing exercises, performed in a room heated to just over 40C (104F).Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Medical research Yoga Health Heart disease Life and style Society Science Source Type: news

Bikram yoga is no more beneficial for your heart than normal yoga
BIKRAM yoga is no more effective at improving heart health than yoga practised at room temperature, new research suggests. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Further Hazards of Mismatched Surgical Aortic Valve Prostheses Further Hazards of Mismatched Surgical Aortic Valve Prostheses
Survival suffers after a later transcatheter valve-in-valve procedure, should it be needed, if the failed surgical prosthetic valve wasn't originally up to the patient's cardiac output needs.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Supplements for heart health: Vitamin E found to have a synergistic effect when combined with the amino acid carnitine, protecting against heart attack
(Natural News) Combining carnitine with vitamin E may effectively reduce the risk of developing myocardial infarction (MI), according to a study published in the African Journal of Traditional Complementary and Alternative Medicines. A team of health experts at the King Abdulaziz University in Saudi Arabia used animal models of MI to carry out the study. The rats were divided into... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The 10-year-old was healthy as ‘ an ox. ’ Then he caught a deadly case of the flu.
Nico Mallozzi was known for his antics, his sly smile — and his good health. The 10-year-old hockey player from New Canaan, Conn., is depicted in photographs suited up and looking fierce on the ice. His coaches said he “captivated, entertained and kept us on our toes,” according to a GoFundMe page. His mother said “he was like an ox” — strong […]Related:New HHS civil rights division charged with protecting health-care workers with moral objectionsTeens are daring each other to eat Tide pods. We don’t need to tell you that’s a bad idea...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cath Lab Recap: 4-Day Door-to-Balloon Time; Near-Zero Fluoroscopy for Ablation
(MedPage Today) -- Interventional cardiology news to note (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - January 18, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Report: Trump's calcium score indicates heart disease
The coronary artery calcium CT score in President Donald Trump's recent medical...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Iterative recon halves CT radiation dose for calcium score CT CAC scoring tops age for predicting heart disease risk JACC: CT CAC scoring helps screen for CAD Coronary calcium CT scans predict mortality ARRS: Ungated CT calcium scores downgrade cardiac risk (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 18, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Trump's CVD Prevention Strategy and Risk
(MedPage Today) -- Cardiologists, nutrition specialists discuss his risk level and best management (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - January 18, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

How Much Should Public Care about Trump's Heart Risk?
(MedPage Today) -- We've had fat presidents, and presidents with CV events while in office, but rarely both at once (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - January 18, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Increased Risk of Complications With Bariatric Surgery
Lower risks of obesity - related comorbidities but increased risk for complications versus medical tx (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 18, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Pathology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Professionals Disagree About Asking Patients About Sexuality
Article offers opposing views about recommendation in England to ask patients about sexual orientation (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 18, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Life and Times of Leading Cardiologists: Gilles Montalescot Life and Times of Leading Cardiologists: Gilles Montalescot
Magnus Ohman speaks with Gilles Montalescot, whose illustrious career in cardiology and research in thrombosis led him from Paris to Beacon Hill and back.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Reproductive Factors in Women Tied to Heart Disease and Stroke Risk
Early menarche, early menopause and miscarriage were among the factors associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular disease. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Heart Menopause Miscarriages Source Type: news

Cardiovascular Systems inks partnerships with OrbusNeich, Integer
Cardiovascular Systems (Nasdaq: CSII) announced today that it is expanding its product portfolio through new partnerships with OrbusNeich and Integer. The OrbusNeich partnership makes St. Paul, Minn.–based CSI the exclusive U.S. distributor of Hong Kong–based OrbusNeich‘s balloon products. The deal with Frisco, Texas–based Integer (NYSE: ITGR) involves Integer producing CSI-branded Zilient guidewires. Get the full story on our sister site Medical Design & Outsourcing. The post Cardiovascular Systems inks partnerships with OrbusNeich, Integer appeared first on MassDe...
Source: Mass Device - January 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Chris Newmarker Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular Catheters Contract Manufacturing Distribution News Well Cardiovascular Systems Inc. integer OrbusNeich Source Type: news

Toward Cuffless Blood Pressure Monitoring Toward Cuffless Blood Pressure Monitoring
A simple light-based sensor on the index finger could replace traditional cuff-based devices to measure blood pressure, but experts caution that questions remain.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Hypocholesterolemia is an independent risk factor for depression disorder and suicide attempt in Northern Mexican population - Segoviano-Mendoza M, C árdenas-de la Cruz M, Salas-Pacheco J, Vázquez-Alaniz F, La Llave-León O, Castellanos-Juárez F, Méndez-Hernández J, Barraza-Salas M, Miranda-Morales E, Arias-Carrión O, Méndez-Hernández E.
BACKGROUND: Cholesterol has been associated as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Recently, however, there is growing evidence about crucial requirement of neuron membrane cholesterol in the organization and function of the 5-HT1A serotonin receptor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

A Birth Control Pill For Men?
BOSTON (CBS) – Could we be closer to a birth control pill for men? Scientists have been trying to develop one for decades but now they may have a new unusual lead: a plant extract, called ouabain, that was used by African warriors and hunters as a heart-stopping poison on their arrows. In high enough quantities ouabain can damage the heart, not really what you want in a birth control pill for men, but it can also disrupt a protein in sperm thought to be important for male fertility. So researchers manipulated the extract so it wouldn’t be toxic and tested it in rats, and found that it interfered with the s...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Uncategorized News Local Health Syndicated Local Boston birth control Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

National Analysis Questions Role of First-Line PCI in SCAD National Analysis Questions Role of First-Line PCI in SCAD
The all-female acute MI study found higher in-hospital mortality in those with spontaneous coronary artery dissection but is unlikely to be the last word on how best to manage these high-risk patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Gestational diabetes ‘increases risk’ of conditions in women
Women who have gestational diabetes during pregnancy have a higher than usual risk of developing type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and ischemic heart disease in the future, according to researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 18, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

High blood pressure symptoms? This chart will determine if you have hypertension
HIGH blood pressure, also referred to as hypertension, doesn ’t usually have noticeable symptoms, but left untreated it can put you at risk of serious problems such as heart attacks and strokes. Regularly measuring it can help, and this chart can determine what your reading says about your blood pressure. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA to expedite release of recall information
Douglas Stern, FDA’s Director, Office of Enforcement and Import Operations, Office of Regulatory Affairs By: Douglas Stearn, J.D. When FDA identifies that a product it regulates violates the law, it protects the public by working with the manufacturer and distributors to facilitate the product’s recall (i.e., removal from the marketplace or product correction). Among other actions, FDA assures that the public is warned when products present the most significant public hazards, including those recalls associated with an outbreak. Now, as part of a larger effort to increase transparency, empower consumers, a...
Source: Mass Device - January 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog FDA Voice Source Type: news

CVS-Aetna Deal Turns Up the Heat on Physicians CVS-Aetna Deal Turns Up the Heat on Physicians
The proposed merger of CVS and Aetna exemplifies the devolution of medicine to a business rather than a caring profession, warns Dr Melissa Walton-Shirley.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Expert Column Source Type: news

How Did We End Up With so Many Medical Journals? How Did We End Up With so Many Medical Journals?
Dr DeMaria discusses his tenure at JACC, the proliferation of cardiology journals, and his current projects.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Morning Break: HHS Div. of Religious Freedom; Trump's Heart Health; Minister of Loneliness
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Starting periods early linked to health risks later in life
A study involving almost half a million people finds that a range of reproductive factors increase the risk of cardiovascular disease later in life. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Women's Health / Gynecology Source Type: news

President Trump has common form of heart disease
Like most men of his age, President Donald Trump has a common form of heart disease, relatively easy to address if he increases the dose of his cholesterol-lowering medication and makes necessary lifestyle changes. Without those changes, the President has a moderate risk of having a heart attack in the next three to five years, according to the Mayo Clinic. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cardiac Manifestations of Sarcoidosis Cardiac Manifestations of Sarcoidosis
Review the diagnosis and management of cardiac sarcoidosis, which effects up to five percent of patients with sarcoidosis, and may even be the first manifestation of sarcoidosis in any organ.European Heart Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Researchers discover new enzymes central to cell function
(Case Western Reserve University) Doctors have long treated heart attacks, improved asthma symptoms, and cured impotence by increasing levels of a single molecule in the body: nitric oxide. The tiny molecule can change how proteins function. But new research featured in Molecular Cell suggests supplementing nitric oxide--NO--is only the first step. Researchers have discovered previously unknown enzymes in the body that convert NO into 'stopgap' molecules--SNOs--that then modulate proteins. The newly discovered enzymes help NO have diverse roles in cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 18, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Palmer Candy Company Announces Voluntary Recall of Sea Salt Caramel Hearts
Palmer Candy Company (www.palmercandy.com), announced today a limited recall of Sea Salt Caramel Hearts that were only sold at Bomgaards Supply Inc. Store in the Midwest States. The voluntary recall, in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) due to abundance of caution of a possible peanut allergen contamination. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - January 18, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Greater T2D Risk Seen in Women with Gestational Diabetes (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Risks for heart diseases also significantly increased (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - January 18, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Heart attack patients missing out on vital rehab from nurses
Thousands of heart patients are missing out on cardiac rehabilitation following a heart attack, reveal new figures released by the British Heart Foundation. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 18, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Heart attack patients missing out on rehab, charity warns
HALF of heart attack survivors are missing out on a potentially life-saving service, a charity has found. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

President Trump takes a multivitamin to stay healthy (plus some pharma drugs to prevent male pattern hair less)
(Natural News) Contrary to what fake news networks like CNN have been claiming, President Trump is fit as a fiddle, according to White House Dr. Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson, who recently administered the Commander-in-Chief’s first annual physical. Not only does the president not have dementia, but both his blood pressure and resting heart rate are... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Treating The Flu: Doctor, Urgent Care, Or Emergency Room?
BOSTON (CBS) – Health officials say the flu season may be peaking which hopefully means that cases will soon start to decline. There’s some evidence that this is happening in Massachusetts but only time will tell. That said it is still not too late to get a flu shot so please get one. People with flu symptoms often wonder when they should just stay at home or when they should see a doctor. If you have underlying medical conditions like asthma or heart disease or if you’re pregnant and you think you have the flu, call your doctor. They may want to treat you with anti-viral medication. Otherwise healthy o...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Flu Source Type: news

The Stiffer the Liver, The Worse the HF Prognosis
(MedPage Today) -- Study suggests transient elastography of liver is prognostic (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - January 17, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

An Error Message Worth Taking to Heart
In today's digital world we encounter alert messages on everything from our computers and mobile devices to our washing machines. It's not unusual to become desensitized to these messages and let them go ignored for too long. But a recent FDA safety communication serves as a reminder that some alerts warrant immediate attention, particularly when they involve a medical device that is supposed to keep you alive. The agency warned patients and caregivers that the Zoll LifeVest 4000, a wearable defibrillator used to treat life-threatening arrhythmias in adults and children at risk for sudden cardiac arrest, may fail to delive...
Source: MDDI - January 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Electronics Source Type: news

Omron announces new blood pressure monitors, app, AliveCor partnership
Editor's note: The headline of a  previous version of this article incorrectly referred to Omron's devices as heart rate monitors instead of blood pressure monitors. Last week at CES, Omron Healthcare announced two new heart monitoring devices as well as an updated version of its app to better connect the company ’s products. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 17, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Exercise protects against heart attack even among obese
Poor fitness was linked to higher levels of inflammation as well as bigger waists, found Copenhagen University in Denmark researchers. This was irrespective of body mass index (BMI). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A family ’ s wrenching goodbye to their 5-year-old touched hearts. Days later, she died.
Braylynn Lawhon's nickname was Princess Bel. Nurses in Florida recently dressed the terminally ill 5-year-old girl in a canary yellow ball gown, “hoping she'll wake up and lose her mind over how she turned into a princess overnight,” her mother wrote Friday on Facebook. “What she doesn't know, though, is that she has ALWAYS been a […]Related:FDA to release more clinical trial information for newly approved drugsTeens are daring each other to eat Tide pods. We don’t need to tell you that’s a bad idea.CDC postpones session on ‘preparing for the unthinkable’: a nuclear bla...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Early Puberty Puts Women at Higher Risk for Heart Disease and Stroke Early Puberty Puts Women at Higher Risk for Heart Disease and Stroke
Girls who start menstruating before they ’ re 12 years old may have a greater risk of heart disease and stroke later in life than their peers who go through puberty later, a UK study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news