Woman, 25, died of meningitis after being diagnosed with 'panic attack'
Sarah Cullen, 25, from Blackpool in Lancashire, died in December 2014 after suffering a stroke and meningitis and her parents say the hospital where she died won't meet with them or answer their questions. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stronger than coffee and as beneficial as tea, here's why you should be drinking yerba mate
(Natural News) Coffee has become a part of many people’s lives. However, coffee isn’t the safest source of an energy boost. If it’s a healthy energizing drink that you want, then yerba mate is the answer. Previous studies have shown that too much coffee can cause side effects, such as addiction, heart palpitations, and panic attacks,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anxiety Experts Reveal What They Really Want Everyone to Know About Anxiety
Anxiety seems like a simple, straightforward topic. After all, it’s a common emotion—everyone feels anxious from time to time. And it’s a common condition. In fact, it’s the most common mental illness in the U.S. Anxiety disorders affect about 18 percent of adults every year. And yet there are many, many misconceptions. Misconceptions that affect how we view anxiety and how we see ourselves. Misconceptions that affect how we navigate anxiety and how we navigate our lives—limiting them and making them less joyful. We asked anxiety experts to share what they really want readers to know about anx...
Source: Psych Central - October 13, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Anxiety Disorders General Self-Help Stress Trauma Treatment Anxiety Disorder anxiety facts anxiety myths Source Type: news

What Does It Take to Develop a VR Solution in Healthcare
Technology is changing the face of healthcare as we know it. Virtual and Augmented Reality that once were associated only with game and film industries are now becoming a real game-changer in healthcare. Gone are the days when students practiced on real patients. Today, VR and AR solutions can not only improve medical education and training but also provide profound patient treatment, medical rehabilitation, consultation, and diagnosis. What’s next? AR & VR in Healthcare: The Industry Landscape A recent report by Research and Markets states that augmented and virtual reality in the healthcare market ...
Source: MDDI - October 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Marta Hlova Tags: Digital Health Imaging Source Type: news

10 Simple Ways to Relieve Depersonalization
Depersonalization Disorder is a persistent feeling of being disconnected from your body and thoughts. It can feel like you’re living in a dream, or looking at yourself from outside your body. The world may feel like it’s flat and unreal, as if it’s in 2D or behind a pane of glass. Depersonalization Disorder can be an intensely frightening experience. It’s generally brought on by trauma (from violence, abuse, panic attacks) or, as is becoming more common, a bad drug experience. It’s also a surprisingly common condition: It’s estimated that 50% of all people will experience feelings of dep...
Source: Psych Central - October 3, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Shaun O' Connor Tags: Anxiety Dissociation Dissociative Personal Stories Psychology Self-Help Trauma Depersonalization Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is alprazolam?
Alprazolam is an oral prescription drug used to treat anxiety disorders and panic disorder. Learn about side effects, warnings, dosage, and more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacy / Pharmacist Source Type: news

The forensic pathologist who got PTSD: ‘Cutting up 23,000 dead bodies is not normal’
Richard Shepherd ’s career saw him work on some of the most high-profile cases of the past 30 years, such as Harold Shipman and Stephen Lawrence. But it came at a terrible personal cost, he saysWhen Richard Shepherd was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder in 2016, the mental health nurse told him he was really worried. “Most people say they’re going to commit suicide,” the nurse said, “but you actually know what to do.”Shepherd ’s career as one of the UK’s most distinguished forensic pathologists saw him involved in disasters from the Hungerford shootings to the Bal...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 26, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Richard Lea Tags: Forensic science Autobiography and memoir Biography books Crime UK news Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Inhaled blood pressure drug could prevent panic attacks
New research suggests that a drug commonly used for hypertension could be used as a quick-acting nasal spray to prevent anxiety attacks. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anxiety / Stress Source Type: news

ASK THE GP: Dr Marin Scurr answers your health questions   
The Daily Mail's resident GP answers your health concerns. This week, he focuses on whether performing the splits are good for you - and details the terrifying symptoms of panic disorder. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Panic results in unique molecular and network changes in the amygdala that facilitate fear responses - Molosh AI, Dustrude ET, Lukkes JL, Fitz SD, Caliman IF, Abreu ARR, Dietrich AD, Truitt WA, Ver Donck L, Ceusters M, Kent JM, Johnson PL, Shekhar A.
Recurrent panic attacks (PAs) are a common feature of panic disorder (PD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Several distinct brain regions are involved in the regulation of panic responses, such as perifornical hypothalamus (PeF), periaqueductal g... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Panic attack vs. heart attack: How to tell the difference
The symptoms of a heart attack and a panic attack can feel very similar, especially if a person has not experienced either condition before. While panic attacks can be frightening, they are not life-threatening. On the other hand, heart attacks require immediate medical attention. Learn how to tell the difference here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anxiety / Stress Source Type: news

Two lesser-known techniques that really stop panic attacks
(Natural News) If you suffer from panic attacks, you’ll know that it can be difficult to find effective ways that can help you deal with this condition. In fact, popular panic attack solutions may not always be helpful. But there are two effective techniques that deserve more attention. What’s a panic attack and why does... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Causes School Failure?
Discussion “Literacy is traditionally meant as the ability to read and write. The modern term’s meaning has been expanded to include the ability to use language, numbers, images, computers, and other basic means to understand, communicate, gain useful knowledge, solve mathematical problems and use the dominant symbol systems of a culture.” The earliest written communication was in 3500-3000 BCE, with the earliest alphabet being from 1200-750 BCE. Although the percentage of the world’s adult literacy rate is increasing each decade by ~5%, “…from 55.7 per cent in 1950 to 86.2 per cent in...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 30, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Book Review: The Worry Trick
Okay, so we all worry. Many of us may feel we worry too much while others may feel that excessive worry isn’t a problem. And some in both groups are likely correct. Some people legitimately have a lot to worry about because of, for example, perilous jobs, dangerous living conditions, serious health conditions and more, but for many, our worry is excessive. We may allow worries and anxiety to have more control over us than we should. Worry can get in the way of sleep, make it difficult to concentrate at work, or keep us from enjoying the company of family or friends. But it doesn’t have to be this way, according...
Source: Psych Central - July 25, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Dave Schultz Tags: Anxiety Book Reviews General Habits Happiness Memory and Perception Psychology Self-Help Stress anxiety treatment help with worry treating worry worry trick Source Type: news

Time course of panic disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder onsets - Berenz EC, York TP, Bing-Canar H, Amstadter AB, Mezuk B, Gardner CO, Roberson-Nay R.
PURPOSE: Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) often co-occurs with panic disorder (PD), with some etiological models positing a causal role of panic reactivity in PTSD onset; however, data addressing the temporal ordering of these conditions are lacking. T... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes a bounding pulse?
A bounding pulse is when a person can feel their heart beating strongly. They may feel the pulse in their chest, neck, or wrists. This is often caused by anxiety or panic attacks, though in some cases it can signal another medical condition. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatments for a bounding pulse here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anxiety / Stress Source Type: news

Mental health: Wait for therapy added to teen's anxiety
Naomi Lea was 15 when she needed help to cope with panic attacks and self harm but there was a long wait. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is fluoxetine?
Fluoxetine oral capsule is a prescription medication used to treat conditions such as depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), eating disorders, and panic attacks. It comes as the brand-name drugs Prozac and Prozac Weekly, and as a generic drug. Learn about side effects, warnings, dosage, and more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacy / Pharmacist Source Type: news

Syncope on the Dance Floor
A 21-year-old woman is transported to the emergency department from a night club by ambulance for a possible panic attack. Medics state that she had been drinking and had just finished dancing and was walking off the floor when she suddenly experienced a rapid heartbeat and panic followed by a syncopal episode. A boy she had met that night caught her so there was no injury. The patient denies any chest pain, drug abuse or other complaints. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - July 11, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Brady Pregerson, MD Tags: Cardiovascular Disease Source Type: news

Why Some People Have a Crippling Fear of Flying — and How They Can Overcome It
At one point or another, as many as 12.5% of Americans will struggle with a phobia — “an intense, irrational fear of something that poses little or no actual danger” — according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Of these, a fear of flying, or aviophobia, is one of the most common, with estimated prevalence ranging from 2.5% to 6.5% of the population. Far more people have a fear of flying that doesn’t reach phobia levels, despite the fact that people are flying more than ever before and plenty of data shows it’s a reliably safe way to travel. So what is it about flying that stir...
Source: TIME: Health - July 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology onetime onetimetravel Source Type: news

Incidence and clinical features of panic related posttraumatic stress - Shasha T, Dolgin MJ, Tzur Bitan D, Somer E.
The current study assessed the incidence and associated features of posttraumatic stress after the experience of panic. One hundred seventy-eight participants meeting diagnostic criteria for panic attacks (PAs) were assessed using standardized measures of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes chest pain and vomiting?
There are many potential causes of chest pain and vomiting, including gastrointestinal issues and panic attacks. Sometimes, however, these symptoms are an early symptom of a heart attack or another cardiac event in adults. Learn more about chest pain and vomiting in adults and children, and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pain / Anesthetics Source Type: news

Andrea McLean: I hid my panic attacks for 20 years
EARLY one morning television presenter Andrea McLean was on the London Underground when she suddenly felt an urge to throw up. Struggling for breath and sweating profusely she raced to the door of the carriage and stumbled off at the next stop. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'MDMA gave me anxiety, depression and panic attacks'
A student's mental health deteriorated after regularly using MDMA pills. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Book Review: Anxiety Relief for Kids
Many parents look for books that offer guidance and understanding about psychological problems their children may be experiencing. Mental health professionals also frequently recommend such books to families receiving counseling and other therapeutic services. Unfortunately, parent-advice books are often poor quality, difficult to understand, and not informed by contemporary evidence-based practices. I am happy to say that Anxiety Relief for Kids is not one of those books. Rather, it is an exceptionally well written and practical resource that actually does what its title says. Author Bridget Flynn Walker is a psychologist...
Source: Psych Central - June 13, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Book Reviews Tags: Anxiety Book Reviews Children and Teens Family Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Panic Disorder Parenting Self-Help Social Phobia Source Type: news

Managing Dental Anxiety
Fear of going to the dentist is a common health-care related anxiety. Patients often express a broad range of triggers, such as the fear of pain, claustrophobia, needles, sounds, or sensations. Unfortunately, long term avoidance of oral healthcare can lead to deeply debilitating problems that can be physically, psychologically and socially impactful. Our mouth represents a center point for our survival, by impacting our ability to eat comfortably and communicate. So, caring for this immensely important part of our bodies is crucial for both our general health and psychological wellbeing.  Often minor dental problems c...
Source: Psych Central - May 31, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Dr. Samuel Rosehill Tags: Anxiety General Habits Healthy Living Panic Disorder Phobias anxious thoughts Coping Skills dental anxiety dentist anxiety overwhelm Personal Hygiene worry Source Type: news

Boy, 12, helps father fight anxiety and depression
Stuart Gumm often suffers panic attacks, no longer drives, and rarely leaves the house. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about the fear of death
Thanatophobia is an intense fear of one's own death or the process of dying. Also known as death anxiety, this fear can badly impact on a person's life. Thanatophobia can also be linked to other anxiety or panic disorders. Find out here how to tackle and even overcome death anxiety with behavioral and talking therapies (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anxiety / Stress Source Type: news

28 Things People Don't Realize You're Doing Because Of A Panic Attack
Not everyone who experiences panic attacks show noticeable symptoms. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Minnesota House Unanimously Passes First Responder PTSD Bill
  ST. PAUL, Minn. (KARE11) - Many kids say they want to be a firefighter. Brian Cristofono happened to follow through. His dream turned profession, eventually becoming a firefighter in St Paul. "That's where I started having issues," he said. But soon, the service took its toll. "There was a six-month-old, I remember going to, at 8 in the morning and the baby had been beaten to death and we just knew it was not breathing. We got to the hospital and I remember looking into the room and just kept doing chest compressions. I went into the bathroom and I just locked myself in there and just balled because m...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - May 15, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Christopher Hrapsky, KARE11 Tags: News Videos Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How do you know if you're having a panic or anxiety attack?
Panic attacks and anxiety attacks share some symptoms, but they differ in intensity, duration, and whether or not there is a trigger. Some treatments are similar and include therapy, stress management, and breathing exercises. Learn more about the differences between a panic attack and an anxiety attack here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anxiety / Stress Source Type: news

Panic Attacks
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - May 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Kevin Love, DeMar DeRozan: Here's What They Revealed About Mental Health
This is what Love said about suffering a panic attack and DeRozan said about anxiety and depression. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

What Causes Flushing?
Discussion Flushing is usually thought of as a benign condition such as blushing, but can be quite irritating if it is frequent or persistent (i.e. menopausal hot flashes) or even pathologic (i.e. malignancy). “Flushing is a subjective and sensation of warmth that is accompanied by reddening of the skin anywhere on the body but favors the face, neck, and upper torso…. Flushing can be broadly divided into episodic or persistent. Episodic flashing is mediated by the release of endogenous vasoactive mediators or medications, while persistent flushing result in a fixed facial erythema with telangiectasias and cyan...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 30, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Doctors prescribe opioids at high rates to those at increased overdose risk, but trends improving, study finds
The number of first-time prescriptions for opioid drugs has not risen since about 2010, according to UCLA researchers. However, patients taking a class of drug known to increase the risk for overdoses were likelier to receive a first-time opioid prescription — a combination that could be linked to the current surge in opioid-related deaths.People with chronic pain are often prescribed a class of medications called “benzodiazepines” to treat anxiety, panic attacks and other mental conditions that can be brought on by the stress of coping with their pain. But these people also are likelier to receive new op...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 24, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

6 Ways to Navigate Anxiety
Anxiety is frustrating. You feel like a stranger inside your own body. You feel like there are mini explosions inside your head, inside your heart. Sometimes, you shake. Sometimes, you sweat. Sometimes, the sensations are hard to describe: You simply feel off or downright terrible. Your thoughts race each other around a very large track for hours. Sometimes, these thoughts speak of inevitable, impending doom. Sometimes, they’re more subtle, whispering and strengthening your self-doubt. And, naturally, you let these anxious thoughts and sensations dictate your life. You let your anxiety determine whether you go to the...
Source: Psych Central - April 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Anxiety Disorders General Habits Self-Help anxiety tips anxious thoughts managing anxiety navigating anxiety struggling with anxiety Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How can you stop a panic attack?
A panic attack can feel like a sudden onslaught of rapid breathing, nausea, and fear. Luckily, many treatment methods can help to relieve symptoms. These may include breathing techniques, home remedies, medications, and lifestyle changes. Here, learn 13 ways to prevent or stop a panic attack and when to seek help. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anxiety / Stress Source Type: news

Is panic disorder a disorder of physical fitness? A heuristic proposal - Perna G, Caldirola D.
Currently, panic disorder (PD) is considered a mental disorder based on the assumptions that panic attacks (PAs) are "false alarms" that arise from abnormally sensitive defense systems in the central nervous system and that PD is treated with therapies spe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Bullying and Mental Health Consequences
According to the American Psychological Association, bullying is a form of aggressive behavior in which someone intentionally and repeatedly causes another person injury or discomfort. Even though bullying commonly happens in childhood, the impact can last well into adulthood. Duke University recently conducted research that shows the rates for agoraphobia and panic disorders greatly increases with bullying. Mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, and low esteem haunt many adults who were once bullied in childhood. In previous generations, many children were supposed to handle their own issues. “Let th...
Source: Psych Central - April 7, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Rebecca Lee Tags: Abuse Anger Anxiety Bullying Children and Teens Parenting School Issues Students Adolescence Coping Skills cyberbullying Envy Insecurity Jealousy online harassment relational bullying sexual bullying Source Type: news

What You Should Know If You Love Someone Who Has Panic Attacks
Learn how it feels to get one and how you can help. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Changing the conversation around men and mental health
NBA All-Star Kevin Love penned an essay detailing a panic attack that he suffered earlier in the season. Love's article focuses on changing the perception of mental health – not only for athletes, but for everyone. Psychiatrist and author Dr. Gail Saltz joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to discuss the importance of talking to young boys about mental health. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Book Review: Out Of The Madhouse
Michael Maitland suffered from clinical depression, anxiety, and anorexia so severe that it landed him in the emergency room with a collapsed lung. In his new book, Out Of The Madhouse: An Insider’s Guide To Managing Depression and Anxiety, which he co-wrote with his father, Michael takes us inside his journey – through journal entries – from suicidal to recovery. “I can’t really believe how I managed to get this bad. At university (2007-2010), I slowly started to notice I didn’t feel right. I began staying in more, not seeing people, and struggling with how I felt about myself. As my se...
Source: Psych Central - March 9, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Nana Tags: Anorexia Anxiety Book Reviews Depression Treatment managing anxiety Managing Depression out of the madhouse Source Type: news

NBA star Kevin Love opens up about panic attacks
"It's hard to describe, but everything was spinning, like my brain was trying to climb out of my head," the Cleveland Cavaliers forward writes (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kevin Love Opens Up About His First Panic Attack: ‘We’re All Carrying Around Things That Hurt’
Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love is speaking out about mental health and his first panic attack, after years of silence dictated by what he calls the “playbook” of manhood. In an essay for the Players’ Tribune, the 29-year-old NBA All-Star details what it felt like to have his first panic attack — and what it felt like to seek help and address his mental health. “It came out of nowhere,” Love writes of his panic attack, which he suffered during a November game against the Atlanta Hawks. “I’d never had one before. I didn’t even know if they were real. But it was re...
Source: TIME: Health - March 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology onetime Source Type: news

This Woman Woke Up With a British Accent. Here ’s What to Know About Foreign Accent Syndrome
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology onetime Source Type: news

Suburban mom takes down drug ring she says killed her son
Her son suffered hallucinations and a panic attack after taking a form of synthetic marijuana and drove 100 mph into a house (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers Discover 'Anxiety Cells' In The Brain
Scientists who identified specific brain cells in mice that control anxiety say the discovery could provide insights that might eventually help people with panic disorder and social phobia.(Image credit: SPL/Science Source) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jon Hamilton Source Type: news

Is THIS the key to unlocking happiness?
EXCLUSIVE: Gemma Heaton, 34, from Wigan, suffered from panic attacks, sleepless nights and a pounding heartbeat. Her life changed when she began keeping a private 'gratitude' journal. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Expert-Backed Ways To Stop A Panic Attack
You're more in control than you think. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news