To ease dementia agitation, drugs may not be best option
(Reuters Health) - Symptoms of aggression and agitation in dementia patients may respond better to non-drug therapies such as massage, touch therapy and outdoor activities, a new study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

In new headache, WeWork says it found cancer-causing chemical in its phone booths
Cash-strapped WeWork, the office-sharing company that is trying to negotiate a financial lifeline, has a new problem that may prove costly. It has closed about 2,300 phone booths at some of its 223 sites in the United States and Canada after it says it discovered elevated levels of formaldehyde. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Suicide attempts rising among black teens
(Reuters Health) - Suicide attempts are rising among black teens in the U.S. even as they fall among youth from other racial and ethnic groups, a study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Breastfeeding gap widens between black and white U.S. babies
(Reuters Health) - Even as more U.S. mothers are breastfeeding their babies, a new study suggests the gap in breastfeeding between black and white infants is widening. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Vaping illness, deaths likely very rare beyond U.S., experts say
E-cigarette or vaping-linked lung injuries that have killed 29 and sickened more than 1,000 people in the United States are likely to be rare in Britain and other countries where the suspect products are not widely used, specialists said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

HIV-positive British living in Spain could lose healthcare post-Brexit
(Reuters Health) - British citizens with HIV who live in Spain could face serious healthcare challenges post-Brexit, potentially risking public health at large, researchers say. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Malaysia considers total vaping ban after reports of U.S. deaths
Malaysia is considering banning the sale of electronic cigarettes, its health minister said on Monday, citing growing reports of deaths in the United States linked to e-cigarettes and vaping. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

China's pig herd in Sept down 41.1% from year earlier
China's pig herd in September was 41.1% smaller than it was a year earlier, the agriculture ministry said on Monday, as a year-long African swine fever epidemic continued to slash the world's largest herd. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

China reports new African swine fever outbreak in northwest province
China reported another outbreak of the African swine fever on Sunday in its northwestern province of Gansu, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said on its website. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Congo to start using Johnson & Johnson Ebola vaccine in November
Health authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo will introduce a Johnson& Johnson Ebola vaccine in November in the country's eastern provinces, to counter the current outbreak, they said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Reynolds American files for FDA review of e-cigarette
British American Tobacco Plc unit Reynolds American Inc said on Friday it had filed for a review of its Vuse e-cigarettes by the U.S. Food and Drug administration, giving it a lead over its main rival Juul Labs Inc. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Ohio ban on Down syndrome abortion blocked by U.S. appeals court
A divided federal appeals court on Friday said Ohio cannot enforce a 2017 law banning abortions when medical tests show that a fetus has Down syndrome. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

OxyContin maker Purdue gets brief shield from litigation
OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP won a court order on Friday briefly pausing the sprawling opioid litigation against the company so it can try to make headway on its proposed legal settlement that it says is worth $10 billion. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Depression, anxiety may cause patients to leave cardiac rehab
(Reuters Health) - Anxiety and depression are common among participants in cardiac rehab programs, and that poor mental health may cause them to drop out, a new study finds. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Vitamins, omega-3 supplements may improve autism symptoms
(Reuters Health) - Children with autism who take supplements of vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids may have fewer symptoms than kids who don't, a research review suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

'Executive physicals' at top-ranked hospitals may lack recommended screenings
(Reuters Health) - Executive physicals may lure corporate clients and wealthy individuals with the promise of personalized attention and comprehensive preventive care, but a new study suggests many of these pricey exams may skip recommended screenings. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Eli Lilly's migraine treatment wins U.S. FDA approval
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday it had approved Eli Lilly and Co's migraine drug, Reyvow. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

U.S. health officials say vaping illness may have multiple causes
U.S. health officials said on Friday there may be more than one cause behind the nationwide outbreak of serious lung illnesses linked to vaping, and that they have not yet seen a meaningful drop in new cases. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

U.S. vaping-related deaths rise to 29
Indiana on Thursday confirmed two more deaths from a mysterious lung illness linked to e-cigarettes, bringing the total number of fatalities to 29 across the country, as U.S. health officials investigate the outbreak that has shown no signs of easing. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Hearing aids may help delay dementia, depression in elders
For older adults, hearing aids may delay some forms of mental and physical decline associated with hearing loss and aging, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

'Alarming upsurge' in measles has devastating impact, WHO warns
Measles is staging a devastating comeback in epidemics across the world as the virus exploits dangerous gaps in vaccination coverage, World Health Organization (WHO) experts said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

New transplant research aims to salvage infected donated organs
Retired subway and bus driver Stanley De Freitas had just celebrated his 70th birthday when he started coughing, tiring easily and feeling short of breath. He was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis, a severe scarring of the lungs, and put on the wait list for a transplant. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

OxyContin maker Purdue begins showdown to halt opioid lawsuits
OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP will ask a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge on Friday to pause litigation against the company and its owners over the objections of U.S. states that allege the company is trying to protect the controlling Sackler family. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Fewer C-sections when low-risk deliveries handled by midwives
(Reuters Health) - Low-risk pregnant women who deliver in a hospital and receive care from midwives have fewer interventions and fewer cesarean sections than similar women who receive care from obstetricians, a U.S. study finds. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Unpredictable income may be bad for brain health
(Reuters Health) - Young adults who don't earn the same amount of money from year to year, or who weather substantial pay cuts, do worse on brain health assessments in midlife compared to those with steady income, a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Amid vaping crisis, U.S. to issue new advice for doctors focused on lung infections
U.S. health officials are preparing to release new guidance for doctors stressing the need to ask every patient with an apparent respiratory infection about their vaping history. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Trump EPA proposes overhaul of lead in drinking water rule, critics call plan weak
The Trump administration on Thursday proposed retooling a 1991 rule on lead and cooper contamination in drinking water, but critics said the change slows by 20 years the timeline for removing aging lead service lines that could expose children to a toxin known to harm developing brains. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Sun, sand and vape waste: A new type of litter piles up on American beaches
When Mike Castellano patrols the beaches of the New Jersey Shore, he is no longer surprised to find discarded vape pens and spent "e-juice" cartridges scattered in the white sand. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

U.S. judge urges parties to wisely use Purdue opioid settlement funds
A U.S. bankruptcy judge on Thursday urged parties that will benefit from a proposed settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP to focus on addressing the opioid addiction crisis and avoid battling over the deal's billions of dollars. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

U.S. appeals court will not disqualify judge in opioid cases or delay trial
A federal appeals court on Thursday cleared the way for a landmark trial over the nation's opioid crisis, rejecting a bid by eight drug retailers and distributors to disqualify the judge, and a request by Ohio and other U.S. states to delay an Oct. 21 trial. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Men who conceive with assisted reproduction at increased prostate cancer risk
(Reuters Health) - Men who conceive children using assisted reproduction techniques (ART) like in vitro fertilization (IVF) are more likely to develop prostate cancer and may benefit from screening, a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

U.S. vaping-related deaths rise to 26, illnesses to 1,299
U.S. health officials on Thursday reported 26 deaths and 1,299 confirmed and probable cases so far from a mysterious respiratory illness tied to vaping. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Congo's Ebola outbreak slows but still entrenched in insecure areas: WHO
The Ebola epidemic in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo has been confined to a rural area rife with militias and people on the move, making it harder to stamp out altogether, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

More U.S. heart disease patients may be choosing to die at home
(Reuters Health) - Fewer U.S. patients with cardiovascular disease are dying in hospitals and more of them are dying at home, a new analysis suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Gingers Unite: Ed Sheeran and Prince Harry promote mental health
The doorbell rings to the tune of the British national anthem "God Save the Queen", and Prince Harry opens the door to find Ed Sheeran on the threshold. Both men have red hair and beards. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Healthier diet may help lift depression symptoms
(Reuters Health) - Young adults who eat poorly and feel blue might be able to perk themselves up by switching to a healthier diet, a small study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

France detects mild bird flu virus on duck farm: OIE
France has detected a low-pathogenic H5 bird flu virus on a duck farm in the centre of the country, the Paris-based World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) said on Thursday, citing a report from the French agriculture ministry. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

International donors pledge $14 billion to tackle AIDS: Macron
International donors pledged around $14 billion to fight AIDS on Thursday, French President Emmanuel Macron told a donors' conference in city of Lyon. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

International donors to pledge 13.8 billion euros to tackle AIDS: Macron
International donors have agreed to pledge 13.8 billion euros ($15.21 billion) to tackle AIDS, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Factbox: U.S. vaping-related deaths rise to 25, Utah latest
Latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) listed 1,080 confirmed and probable cases of the illness as of Oct. 1. The agency is due to update the national numbers later on Thursday. (http://bit.ly/2IlMmo5) (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

International donors set to pledge $14 billion to tackle AIDS: Macron
International donors are set to pledge $14 billion on Thursday to combating AIDS, said French President Emmanuel Macron. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Singapore to ban sugary drink ads in fight against diabetes
Singapore will ban advertisements of certain fizzy drinks and juices, its health ministry said on Thursday, part of a raft of measures to curb consumption of sugar in the city-state, which has some of the world's highest diabetes rates. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Belgium's UCB to buy Ra Pharmaceuticals in $2.1 billion cash deal
UCB has agreed to acquire U.S.-based Ra Pharmaceuticals for $2.1 billion, both companies reported on Thursday, in a deal that will enable the Belgian drugmaker to offer new treatment opportunities for several rare diseases in neurology and immunology. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

China flies in 900 Danish breeding pigs to replenish herd
One of China's top pig farming companies imported 906 breeding pigs from Denmark this week, China's customs said on Wednesday, in the first import of live pigs in a year. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Gene testing firm gets 25-year ban in $42.6 million kickback settlement
A New Orleans-based genetics testing company and its three principals will pay $42.6 million to resolve charges they defrauded the federal government by paying kickbacks for referrals and billing for medically unnecessary tests, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Massive jury award against J & J highlights risks of its legal strategy
A jury award that hit Johnson& Johnson with $8 billion in punitive damages for a case involving its anti-psychotic drug Risperdal highlights the risks of the drugmaker's all-or-nothing legal strategy, several legal experts told Reuters on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Medical education not covering basics of nutrition
(Reuters Health) - Although diet plays an outsize role in health and wellness and can be crucial to managing many common chronic conditions, medical schools tend not to devote much time to teaching future doctors about nutrition, a recent research review suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Second leading cause of death in children, firearms attract few U.S. research dollars
(Reuters Health) - Few federal dollars are available for research into ways to prevent firearm injuries even though they are the second-leading cause of death among U.S. children and teens and the leading cause of death among high schoolers, a new study finds. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Stroke rates continue decline in the U.S.
(Reuters Health) - Rates of stroke among U.S. adults over age 65 have steadily decreased over the past 30 years, according to a study that tracked participants from the 1980s through December 2017. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

New York City sues online e-cigarette retailers over age verification
New York City has sued more nearly two dozen online e-cigarette retailers, accusing them of selling their products to underage New Yorkers, the city announced Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news