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Tiny diamonds could become best friends to youths with cleft palates
This study showed that our method has a contained, targeted and sustained effect, so we’re very excited about it,” Hong said.Previous experiments showed nanodiamonds to be safe within the body and to be excreted normally. Similarly, earlier work demonstrated that enzymes break down hydrogel.The researchers plan to continue laboratory studies and hope to bring their treatment to clinical trials. Their approach has implications for treating other craniofacial conditions and sleep apnea, as well as healing wounds and bone injuries.Other authors of the study were Dong-Keun Lee, Lawrence Lin, Hsin Chuan Pan, Deborah...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 22, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Oral sex warning: Could brushing your teeth with THIS help you prevent throat cancer?
SEX should always be practiced safely using contraception, like condoms, to prevent spread of STIs which can lead to throat cancer - but it has been suggested that using a charcoal toothpaste could also help protect you. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers identify millions of new genes in the human microbiome
(University of Maryland School of Medicine) A new study of the human microbiome has uncovered millions of previously unknown genes from microbial communities in the human gut, skin, mouth, and vaginal microbiome, allowing for new insights into the role these microbes play in human health and disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 20, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Mother had TONGUE cut out and rebuilt using her ARM
Heather Johnson, from Lichfield, Staffordshire, first noticed an ulcer in her mouth in 2016. It later turned out to be a sign of stage four mouth cancer and required innovative surgery to keep her alive. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Than Okay to Reduce Sorafenib Dose for Liver Cancer More Than Okay to Reduce Sorafenib Dose for Liver Cancer
Initially reducing the dosage of the oral therapy did not compromise overall survival in hepatocellular carcinoma and had important benefits.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Tailored Treatment for Head-and-Neck Cancer Mystery
Treatment TermsHead and Neck Cancer Overview Rob Vaughn found a lump on his neck that turned out to be cancer that had spread from somewhere else in his body. The trouble was, doctors couldn ’t find the original site of the cancer. That made his treatment decisions difficult -- until two Duke specialists offered him options, including the option for watchful waiting instead of extensive treatment. Hero Image20170914_robvaughn_neckcancer_083_herocrop.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks Header A Search for the Source of Cancer ContentVaughn, a Charlotte, NC, father of two, was 47 and in good health when he felt th...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Monopar receives licence to develop Onxeo ’s Validive oral mucositis treatment
Onxeo has granted a global exclusive licence to Monopar Therapeutics for its Validive (clonidine mucoadhesive buccal) tablet used to treat severe oral mucositis induced by radiotherapy or chemotherapy in patients suffering from head and neck cancer. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Frequency of depression and its correlation with quality of life of patients with oral cavity cancer - Dzebo S, Mahmutovic J, Erkocevic H, Foco F.
INTRODUCTION: the effects of malignant tumors of oral cavity may be reflected through mental, physical, social and emotional well-being and quality of life of patients. Those suffering from malignancies show a large degree of psychological problems (fear, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

This Is How Telethons Became a Fundraising Tradition
When Hollywood bands together for Hand In Hand: A Benefit For Hurricane Harvey Relief on Tuesday night, the entertainers who show up will be participating in a long-running tradition of lending star power to important causes via televised fundraisers. While the comedian Jerry Lewis became the biggest celebrity telethon-er when he started hosting fundraisers for the Muscular Dystrophy Association in the ’50s he wasn’t the first to do one. Comedian Milton Berle is credited with hosting the first telethon, which NBC broadcasted from 12 p.m. on April 9, 1949, to 3:55 a.m. on April 10th. The 16-hour telecast raised ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Olivia B. Waxman Tags: Uncategorized health photography Television Source Type: news

Oral Cancer Screen: Technique for Autofluorescence Interpretation Oral Cancer Screen: Technique for Autofluorescence Interpretation
For clinicians new to using autofluorescence for oral screening, this research offers an analytic technique to help discriminate between oral cancer/precancerous lesions and normal oral mucosa.Medscape Dental & Oral Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dental & Oral Health Viewpoint Source Type: news

Savings less than expected for generic oral chemotherapy
(UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center) The cost savings for the generic versions of an orally administered cancer treatment were less than expected in an analysis led by researchers from the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. Their findings call into question the impact generic drugs can have on controlling health care costs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 11, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Drinks industry accused of downplaying 'alcohol-cancer risk'
Conclusion This qualitative analysis aimed to determine the accuracy of health information circulated by the alcohol industry on the links between alcohol and cancer. It found the industry and affiliated organisations use three main approaches: denial of the link between alcohol and cancer misinterpretation of the risk distraction by focusing on other risk factors This analysis highlights how these strategies could be detrimental to public health. Of course, it's possible, given this data was collected in 2016, that some of the websites and documents analysed by the researchers have since been updated. Regardless, the...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Source Type: news

Oral sex warning: Do YOU know the symptoms of these three infectious cancers?
ORAL sex can cause cancers of the throat, penis and anus. These are the symptoms to look out for. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dating apps fuelling rise in cancer-causing STI HPV
The British Dental Association has hit out at the JCVI's decision to not recommend the HPV jab for boys, saying it has not factored in rise of dating apps which is spreading the virus through oral sex. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gliknik commences dosing in Phase II oral cavity cancer trial
US-based biopharmaceutical firm Gliknik has commenced patient dosing in a Phase II clinical trial of immunomodulatory therapeutic biropepimut-S (GL-0817) to prevent recurrence of oral cavity squamous cell cancer. (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - August 29, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hospital HORRORS: Cancer patient poisoned with chemo, then left HALF-NAKED on gurney for 13 hours after blood became infected
(Natural News) Chemotherapy is no joke. This toxic chemical treatment has debilitating side effects, including anemia, bleeding, infections, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, constipation, hair loss, mouth sores and extreme fatigue, to name just a few. Imagine trying to deal with all that and then being left lying “half-naked” on a hospital gurney in the corridor... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Has Your Office Got Its Social Media Up and Running?
Have you wanted to get your office up and running with Facebook or Twitter but just can't seem to get started? That is a common problem in many offices and my friend Rachel Mele has the perfect solution!Rachel has a  new book out to help There are a full years worth of social media posts to make the job easy. The posts are funny, educational and informative. Anyone can get there dental social media account up and running daily with a minimal effort. The book is available onAmazon.Now the best part, 100% of the proceeds from book sales go to Oral Cancer Cause, a non-profit which improves the quality of life for or...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 25, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Lesotho: Ministry Spotlights Oral Health
[Lesotho Times] THE Ministry of Health is conducting public awareness campaigns to ensure Basotho understand the importance of oral health in preventing non-communicable diseases such as tooth decay and oral cancers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

HPV vaccine: What is the virus linked to anal cancer and how is it spread?
HPV has been linked to anal cancer, cervical cancer and mouth cancer, but few people know what the virus is or how people can be infected by it. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study paves the way for cancer treatments that might prevent relapses after radiotherapy
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Brazilian researchers suggest that the combination of drugs that block a protein called PAF-R may increase radiotherapy's killing of tumor cells by one third. The experiments that proved the involvement of PAF-R in tumor repopulation were performed with human oral cancer cells and murine cervical cancer cells, in which radiotherapy is usually preferred. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 25, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

After Skull Base Tumor, Dancer/Model Takes on Law School
Treatment TermsSkull base tumor Author Karen Doss Bowman Overview Victoria Vesce had surgery and 28 rounds of radiation for rare tumors in the base of her skull and in her neck. Four days after her last radiation treatment, she started law school. Hero Image20170809.vesce_.victoria.03.blog_.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks Section Header Image/Videovesce_honeybee_blog.jpg Section Features Images/Media Text Content Section Header Image/Videovesce_blog_secondary3.jpg Section Features Images/Media Text Content Header A Regional Destination for Rare Head and Neck Tumors ContentPatients from throughout the Sou...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Gene therapy trial offers hope for Harry
Harry and his father at Dana/Farber-Boston Children’s In their Brookline home-away-from-home, 2-year-old Duy Anh “Harry” Le plays with blocks and pop-up toys on the floor with his mother, Thao Nguyen. He is lively and happy, and his skin is clear. He looks almost nothing like the sickly baby covered in eczema who arrived in Boston from his native Vietnam in November of 2016 to participate in a gene therapy clinical trial for Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome. Children with the potentially life-threatening, inherited immune system deficiency have difficulty producing platelets, the blood component that fosters clot...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - August 23, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Irene Sege Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center Dr. Sung-Yun Pai gene therapy Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome Source Type: news

Taking the pill for seven years could reduce arthritis risk by 19%
No protective effect found from breastfeeding Related items fromOnMedica Rheumatoid arthritis Breastfeeding may halve rheumatoid arthritis risk Obese women on the pill more likely to have rare stroke Contraceptive pill appears to protect from cancers for up to 30 years Oral contraceptive pill impacts on wellbeing (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 18, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Former MLA who survived cancer calls for national HPV vaccination program
A study published by the Canadian Medical Association Journal showed a significant rise in the proportion of oral cancers caused by the HPV in Canada. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Cases of HPV-related oral cancers have risen significantly in Canada, study finds
The proportion of oral cancers caused by HPV has risen significantly in Canada, say researchers, who suggest the infection is now behind an estimated three-quarters of all such malignancies. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Novel Agent S-1 Has Similar Efficacy to 5-FU in Certain Gastric Cancers
Results of a phase III trial suggest that the combination of the contemporary oral fluoropyrimidine S-1 and cisplatin offers similar efficacy to 5-flourouracil and cisplatin in patients with chemotherapy-naive diffuse type adenocarcinoma of the gastroesophageal junction or stomach. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 10, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Tags: Gastrointestinal Cancer News Source Type: news

NICE recommends Merck ’s erbitux to treat R/M SCCHN in oral cavity
The UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has recommended the routine use of Merck ’s erbitux (cetuximab), in combination with platinum-based chemotherapy, to treat recurrent and / or metastatic (R/M) squamous cell carcinoma of t… (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - August 9, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Drinking just ONE beer or wine every day can increase risk of THIS unexpected cancer
DRINKING alcohol can cause seven different types of cancer - including cancer of the mouth and throat, liver, colon, bowel and breast. But now experts have warned it could also increase the risk of skin cancer. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Drug Safety Communication: Ongoing safety review of oral osteoporosis drugs (bisphosphonates) and potential increased risk of esophageal cancer
[07-21-2011] The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is continuing to review data from published studies to evaluate whether use of oral bisphosphonate drugs is associated with an increased risk of cancer of the esophagus (esophageal cancer). (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - August 4, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Faced with many options, men with prostate cancer get help choosing the right treatments
Like many men diagnosed with prostate cancer, Bill Pickett faced a tough question when he came to UCLA for treatment: how to fight it?Prostate cancer is one of the more curable cancers — it has a 96 percent survival rate 15 years after diagnosis, according to the American Cancer Society. The options men have after a diagnosis have different side effects and trade-offs. So choosing, for example, between radiation therapy or surgery, can be complicated for a person.“When you’re diagnosed with prostate cancer, you realize that each treatment can have very different side effects,” said Pickett, who...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 4, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Prevention of HPV-Related Oral Cancer by Dentists: Assessing the Opinion of Dutch Dental Students
Journal of Cancer Education pp 1 –8AbstractThe aim of this study is to assess dental students ’ opinions of the dentists’ role in primary prevention of human papillomavirus (HPV)-related oral cancer using a cross-sectional web-based survey. A questionnaire, containing questions about knowledge of HPV and oral cancer, confidence in head and neck examination and role of the dentist in preventing HPV-related oral cancer, was sent to all students of the Academic Centre of Dentistry Amsterdam (n = 912). One hundred and twenty-six (n = 126) students completed the questionnaire. Significantly...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 2, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Gum Disease Tied to Cancer Risk in Older Women
Periodontal disease was associated with an increased risk of esophageal and gallbladder cancers, cancers of the breast and lung, and melanoma. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Smoking and Tobacco Teeth and Dentistry Gums (Mouth) Cancer Gallbladder Melanomas Source Type: news

Gum infections linked to several cancers in women
Reuters Health - Older women with gum infections are more likely to get many common cancers than their peers who have perfect oral health, a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Persistent heartburn could be a warning sign of THESE three cancers
HEARTBURN can cause an unpleasant taste in the mouth, a sore throat and a chronic cough - but also pain in the chest. It can also be a warning sign of three different types of cancer. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In assessing risk of hormone therapy for menopause, dose — not form — matters
FINDINGSWhen it comes to assessing the risk of estrogen therapy for menopause, how the therapy is delivered — taking a pill versus wearing a patch on one’s skin — doesn’t affect risk or benefit, researchers at UCLA and elsewhere have found. But with the commonly used conjugated equine estrogen, plus progestogen, the dosage does. Higher doses, especially over time, are associated with greater risk of problems, including heart disease and some types of cancer, especially among obese women.BACKGROUNDThe Women ’s Health Initiative established the potential of estrogen therapy to increase or decrea...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Increased Node Dissection Improved Survival in Node-Negative Oral Cavity SCC
Higher nodal yield during definitive surgery for clinically node-negative oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma was associated with improved mortality. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - July 21, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Tags: Head & Neck Cancer News Source Type: news

Campaigners slam decision NOT to give HPV jab to boys
JCVI has advised the Government extending jab for boys is 'not cost-effective'. The HPV virus can lead to oral, penile and anal cancers in men. Boys benefit from 'her protection' the body says. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Some types of vegetarian diet can raise heart disease risk
Conclusion This large pooled cohort study seems to demonstrate an association between a healthy plant-based diet and reduced risk of coronary heart disease, and an increased risk of heart disease with an unhealthy plant-based diet. This adds to the evidence base supporting the possible benefits of healthy plant-based diets in protecting against certain illnesses. However there are some limitations to the research: The cohort included only health professionals from the US so might not be representative of wider populations in the UK or elsewhere. The study can't provide information on the benefits or otherwise of this d...
Source: NHS News Feed - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Source Type: news

Higher Nodal Yield Tied to Lower Mortality in Oral Cavity Cancer
>24 nodes linked to longer overall survival in clinically node - negative patients (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 14, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, ENT, Pathology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

SHOCK: Australia declares Fluoride "completely safe"
(Natural News) The debate over water fluoridation goes back decades to when communities began fluoridating water to prevent tooth decay. Over the years multiple studies have shown that while it may improve oral health, it comes with many health-damaging side-effects such as reduced IQ, cancer, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obesity, and depression. Ignoring the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Side effects not a major problem for new class of breast cancer drugs
(Wiley) A ground-breaking new class of oral drugs for treating breast cancer, known as cyclin-dependent kinase (CDK) inhibitors, are generally well-tolerated, with a manageable toxicity profile for most patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Does coffee make you live longer?
Conclusion This study, conducted on a large number of people across Europe, was backed up by similar findings in the US. It appears to show some association between people who drink higher amounts of coffee and a reduced risk of death. But the "potentially beneficial clinical implications" need to be considered carefully for a number of reasons: Although the analyses were adjusted for some confounding variables, there may be a number of other factors that differ between the groups that account for the differences in death, such as socioeconomic status, family history, other medical conditions, and use of medic...
Source: NHS News Feed - July 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Source Type: news

Oncologists See Promise in Neratinib, New Oral HER2-Positive Drug Oncologists See Promise in Neratinib, New Oral HER2-Positive Drug
Half of those asked in a Medscape survey rated neratinib, which is pending approval by the FDA later this month, as an important or very important alternative in treating HER2-positive breast cancer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Preclinical results support entinostat's role in targeting the tumor microenvironment
(The Wistar Institute) Syndax Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ('Syndax,' the 'Company' or 'we') (Nasdaq:SNDX), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing entinostat and SNDX-6352 in multiple cancer indications, in collaboration with The Wistar Institute and Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center, today announced the publication of a preclinical report demonstrating that entinostat, Syndax's oral, Class-I histone deacetylase inhibitor, enhances the antitumor effect of PD-1 (programmed death receptor-1) blockade through the inhibition of myeloid derived suppressor cells (MDSCs). (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 11, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Wisconsin Environmental Public Health Data Tracker
Data portal provides state- and county-level data on environmental public health topics, including air quality, asthma, oral health, water, reproductive health, cancer, and lead poisoning. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - July 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NYU to investigate the biology of sex differences in oral cancer pain
(New York University) Dr. Nicole N. Scheff Receives $120,000-Plus NIDCR F32 Grant to investigate whether immune cells in the oral cancer environment contribute to sex differences in oral cancer pain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 7, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: June 30, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From ConforMIS touting its knee replacement study to Consulting Radiologists’s new breast cancer detection tool, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Study: Low-dose CT scanning improves Ankylosing Spondylitis assessment A new study has shown that low-dose computed tomography (LD-CT) is more sensitive than X-rays for monitoring disease progression in people who have Ankylosing Spondylitis, according to a June 15 press release. LD-CT has previously been proven to be sensitive and reliable when assessing bone growth in different pat...
Source: Mass Device - June 30, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Big Data Business/Financial News Cardiac Assist Devices Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Diagnostics Implants Oncology Research & Development Respiratory Cefaly conformis Consulting Radiologists Hemovent Image Stream Medical Me Source Type: news

The Pill is now linked to breast cancer
A research team at University of Michigan set out to analyze how much the oral contraception affects hormone levels in women, since certain hormones increase breast cancer risk. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adjuvant Capecitabine for Breast Cancer Can Replace CMF After Epirubicin
Replacing a cyclophosphamide-based regimen with oral capecitabine does not sacrifice efficacy in adjuvant therapy for early breast cancer, and improves quality of life, according to a new study. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - June 28, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Tags: Breast Cancer News Source Type: news

Head and neck cancer cured with THIS treatment: Swollen glands were only symptoms
HEAD and neck cancers include cancers of the nose, mouth and throat and there are more than 10,000 cases diagnosed in the UK every year. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news