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Simple spring slow cooker recipes from Chowhound
Your slow cooker isn't just for winter soups and stews. You can also make a variety of lighter spring meals with the trusty kitchen staple (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Walk Your Way to Better Brain Health?
Impact of the foot provides a boost to blood flow, study says (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New AAN/AES Guideline on SUDEP New AAN/AES Guideline on SUDEP
The American Academy of Neurology has released a new guideline on incidence rates of and risk factors for sudden unexpected death in patients with epilepsy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Exercise keeps dementia at bay: Running and walking 'significantly' boosts brain power
JUST 45 minutes of intensive exercise a day is the key to keeping dementia at bay, a new study shows. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Canada recommends against testing everyone for hepatitis C
(Reuters Health) - Adults who don't have an increased risk of hepatitis C infection should not be tested for it, the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care recommended today. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Man initially denied lung transplant for pot use dies
Riley Hancey received a double lung transplant last month, after first being denied the life-saving procedure last year when he tested positive for marijuana (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Death of a sibling may impact surviving child's lifespan
New research finds increased risk of death for individuals who lost a brother or sister during childhood (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Express Scripts says Anthem unlikely to renew contract; shares sink
(Reuters) - Pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts Holding Co said on Monday its PBM contract with major customer Anthem Inc was unlikely to be extended following its expiration in late 2019. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Mindfulness-based stress reduction only slightly improves low back pain
(Reuters Health) - - Mindfulness-based stress reduction programs (MSBR) appear to improve low back pain only slightly, and only temporarily, a review of previous research suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

In Mexico, fears a new plant will kill wastewater farming
Farmers are up in arms over a new treatment plant north of Mexico City that is meant to clean up raw sewage from the capital that has long fouled rivers and reservoirs in the rural Mezquital Valley _ tainted waters they have used as fertilizer for decades (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

HEART Score Safely Informs Chest Pain Decisions in ED HEART Score Safely Informs Chest Pain Decisions in ED
The HEART score is accurate and safe to use, but physicians ' reluctance to avoid admitting and testing patients with low scores may be reducing healthcare cost savings.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

Back Pain: Little Benefit With Mindfulness Stress Reduction Back Pain: Little Benefit With Mindfulness Stress Reduction
Mindfulness-based stress reduction may help patients with back pain in the short-term, but the benefits are not sustained or clinically meaningful in long-term follow-up, a meta-analysis showed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Albumin Improves Survival in Decompensated Cirrhosis Albumin Improves Survival in Decompensated Cirrhosis
A new study answers an old question by showing that adjunctive albumin improves survival and reduces complications in patients with decompensated cirrhosis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

What Fish Is Good For Me And The Planet? New Documentary Explores
In order to investigate how eating fish affects our health as well as the oceans, author and fisherman Paul Greenberg spent a year eating fish every day.(Image credit: Courtesy of FRONTLINE) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Natalie Jacewicz Source Type: news

Diet and gut bacteria linked with blood clots
(Reuters Health) - Consuming too much choline, a nutrient sold in over-the-counter dietary supplements, can boost the risk for blood clots, researchers warn. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Astronaut Peggy Whitson Breaks NASA Record For Most Days In Space
NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson has now spent more time off-planet than any other American. On Monday morning, the president and Ivanka Trump called Whitson at the International Space Station to congratulate her. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hacking Lake Erie: Tech Competition Seeks Solutions To Water-Related Problems
A technology competition seeks solutions to Lake Erie's biggest problems, including harmful algae blooms and aging water systems. Teams in cities around the region are competing for thousands of dollars in prize money and consulting services to create apps and other tools. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elizabeth Miller Source Type: news

Sleep Studies and VTEs Headline Hospitalists Meeting Sleep Studies and VTEs Headline Hospitalists Meeting
Curbing interruptions to patient ' s sleep and a rare look into hospital-associated venous thromboembolism (VTEs) will be among the hot topics at the upcoming Society of Hospital Medicine meeting.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Walking and running boosts the brain's blood supply
The foot's impact may send pressure waves through the arteries, improving brain function and our sense of wellbeing, according to researchers at New Mexico Highlands University. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study finds military service boosts well-being for transgender vets
A new study found that transgender people in the military may get long-term, positive benefits on their mental health, quality of life from military service. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opioid epidemic may be underestimated, CDC report says
Experts say the United States is in the throes of an opioid abuse epidemic, causing 91 overdose deaths each day. Yet the total number of opioid-related deaths may still be underestimated, suggests new research from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cherokee Nation sues pharmacies, drug distributors over opioid epidemic
The Cherokee Nation filed a lawsuit against pharmacies and drug distributors on Thursday, alleging that the companies have not done their part to curb the opioid epidemic that has gripped the tribal community. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Malaria patients number more than 1,000 in US hospitals each year
Most of the patients treated contracted the disease abroad. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Play-by-Play of President Trump ’s Call to the International Space Station You Were Waiting for
It’s hard to know if President Donald Trump has had much fun in the three months he’s been in the White House. It’s certain he’s not having fun this week, what with his 100-day report card coming and the likelihood that somebody is going to be grounded if he doesn’t gets those grades in health care, infrastructure and tax reform up. So it had to be a nice break for Trump on Monday morning when he got the opportunity to call the International Space Station from the Oval Office to congratulate station commander Peggy Whitson for breaking America’s long-duration space flight record, at 534 ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Donald Trump international space station Mars NASA onetime Peggy Whitson Source Type: news

First malaria vaccine to be widely tested in Africa next year
The World Health Organization announced Monday that it has the go-ahead to try the first malaria vaccine in the field in real-world settings next year. The organization made the announcement on the eve of World Malaria Day. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pharma companies discuss order on generic drugs
This notice has taken companies by surprise who fear such a move would dent the industry which is already reeling under external issues of quality and price control. ​ (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Take a Number: Common Nursery Products Send Thousands of Children to Hospitals
Baby carriers, mattresses, strollers and other fixtures lead to injuries and emergency room visits for some 66,000 young children a year, a study finds. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Baby Carriages, Strollers and Carriers Cribs (Baby Beds) Falls Babies and Infants Source Type: news

Poorest preschoolers most vulnerable to fatal child abuse
(Reuters Health) - Children in America ’s poorest communities have three times the risk of dying from child abuse before age 5 as children in the wealthiest neighborhoods, a new study finds. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Agony of Alivia McKay who has Parry-Romberg Syndrome
Alivia McKay, 10, from Agawam, Massachusetts, is suffering from Parry-Romberg Syndrome, a rare disease that is causing the left side of her face to progressively deteriorate. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exercise may prevent damage to middle-aged, senior hearts, study says
Exercise can reduce the risk of heart damage in middle-aged adults and seniors -- even in those who are obese, according to a new study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How a plastic-munching caterpillar could help save the earth
Even the smallest among us can be big heroes. Take the lowly wax worm, for instance. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

White House says vote on healthcare plan may not come for weeks
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A congressional vote on a Republican healthcare plan may not come for weeks as leaders in the House of Representatives and the Senate continue negotiations over possible proposals, the White House said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Health Highlights: April 24, 2017
Frozen Hash Brown Recall Due to Golf Ball Parts (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Surgery could double life span in kidney cancer patients
Researchers at the Mayo Clinic found that surgery for patients with late-stage kidney cancer may more than double their life expectancy. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New antibiotic could cure hospital-acquired pneumonia
Known as Murepavadin, it is the first drug of its class to reach clinical development in more than 40 years, according to researchers at St James' Hospital, Trinity College Dublin. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Losing a sibling as a child increases risk of early death
In a Danish study of 56,000 people, the risk of dying over the next 37 years was 71 percent higher than it was for individuals who did not experience the death of a sibling in childhood. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Broad Hepatitis C screening of Canadian adults not supported by evidence, task force concludes
Healthy Canadian adults who don’t have risk factors for curable, chronic hepatitis C infection don’t need to be screened, according to new guidelines for family physicians. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Frito-Lay Recalls Jalapeno Chips
Frito-Lay is voluntarily recalling some of its Jalapeno Flavored Lay’s Kettle Cooked potato chips and Jalapeno Flavored Miss Vickie’s Kettle Cooked potato chips because salmonella may be in the seasoning. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS ambulances are slower in the summer and winter
University of Birmingham researchers found slower times to reach patients in life-threatening situations when the temperature drops below 2 °C or rises above 20°C. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More patients than thought are willing to share sexual orientation with doctors
Far more patients than expected are willing to reveal their sexual orientation when they visit the emergency room, a new study finds. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Early puberty raises your cancer risk
The risk most applies to types of the disease that are associated with sex hormones, such as breast in women and prostate cancer in men, according to scientists from the University of Cambridge. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sugary Drinks Tied to Accelerated Brain Aging
Drinking sugary beverages is associated with markers of accelerated aging and early signs of Alzheimer ’ s disease, a new study reports. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Alzheimer's Disease Brain Memory Sugar Source Type: news

Video Games Help Model Brain ’ s Neurons
A video game is being used to help understand the structure of neurons, which could aid in treatment of diseases like Alzheimer ’ s or Parkinson ’ s. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICK WINGFIELD Tags: Computers and the Internet Computer and Video Games Brain University of Washington Source Type: news

Anti-viral therapy during pregnancy reduces HBV transmission
A new study has shown that an antiviral treatment given to women during pregnancy can help prevent transmission of hepatitis B from mother to child. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thousands to join March for Science on Earth Day
More than 200 science organizations are planning 600 marches around the world, the first time scientists are marching in defense of science itself (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

8 things 'naturally' slim women do to stay slender
Ever wondered how slim women maintain their svelte physiques? British weight loss guru and hypnotherapist Sue Peckham shares her thoughts on how naturally slim women stay that way. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart Attack Survivors Often Fail to Take Statins
Most patients in a large study either took less of the lifesaving medicines than needed or stopped taking the drugs entirely within two years. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Heart Crestor (Drug) Statins (Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs) Source Type: news

Q & A: A Dry Side Effect
Dry mouth, also called xerostomia, is a frequent side effect of many commonly prescribed drugs. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: C. CLAIBORNE RAY Tags: Antidepressants Source Type: news

Lilly reports positive interim data on breast cancer combo drug
(Reuters) - Eli Lilly and Co said the combination of its experimental breast cancer drug and a commonly used treatment met the main goal of a late-stage study in an interim analysis, setting the stage for a regulatory submission later this year. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Childhood death of sibling might affect survivor ’s lifespan
(Reuters Health) - Death of a sibling in childhood is associated with a greater risk of early death in the surviving brother or sister, researchers say. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news