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Dad with brain cancer leaves ICU to see son's birth
“We have all the love in the world," said first-time father Cagney Wenk (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Mindfulness' Approach Could Help You Stay Slim
Treatment focuses on personal goals and 'cues' to overeating, researcher says (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why myopia is on the rise around the world
A recent study predicted half the world's population will be nearsighted by 2050. Symptoms of myopia can include headaches, eyestrain and squinting. Dr. Christopher Starr, ophthalmologist at Weill Cornell Medical Center, joins "CBS This Morning" discuss what's behind the rising numbers. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breakthrough drug which DOUBLES the survival time for people with deadly melanoma is approved for use on the NHS
The therapy, called T-VEC, works by infecting and killing cancer cells with a genetically-modified form of the herpes virus. NHS watchdog NICE has recommended it for immediate use. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can a Good Diet Prevent Dementia? Can a Good Diet Prevent Dementia?
Need another reason to eat healthy food? Dr Reuben explains that certain diets may help prevent cognitive decline.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Ask the Expert Source Type: news

Eating THESE foods can increase your risk of Alzheimer’s, warn experts
ALZHEIMER ’S is the most common type of dementia in the UK. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pregnant women warned about travel to Southeast Asia
The CDC has issued a new travel advisory because of Zika outbreaks in the region (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New CDC guidance on Zika and sex
If you're a man who travels to an area with active Zika transmission, you should wait at least six months after exposure to have unprotected sex or try to conceive a baby, the Centers for Disease Control announced Friday, even if you never had symptoms of the virus. Women should wait a full eight weeks after exposure. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pregnant women should avoid Southeast Asia due to Zika: CDC
HealthDay News U.S. health officials are now urging women to delay travel to 11 countries in Southeast Asia where the Zika virus is circulating. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women taking the contraceptive pill 'more likely to be depressed'
ConclusionThis was a large prospective cohort study which aimed to investigate whether using hormonal contraception is associated with the future use of antidepressants and a diagnosis of depression.The researchers compared users of hormonal contraception with non-users and found users were more likely to be prescribed antidepressants and diagnosed with depression. However, there are a few important points to consider about the results, such as: this study is not able to prove that the contraceptive methods are responsible for the depression – only to find possible links to investigate further some of the associations...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mergers, IP, risk assessment among trends in medtech
In 1995, the average time to a successful exit for a medical device startup was about 3 years, according to Rotational Medical CEO Martha Shadan. Now, Shadan said, it can range from 6 to 9 years and cost as much as $50 million. Shadan suggested that the increase in exit time is probably due to risk associated with investing in medtech and a lack of venture capitalists. “This is a real problem for the industry,” Shadan said this week at MassDevice.com’s 5th annual DeviceTalks Boston event, “and it’s only going to get worse.” Shadan and other medtech executives discussed trends they’re seeing ...
Source: Mass Device - September 30, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Blog Mergers & Acquisitions Patent Infringement Research & Development Allied Minds Boston Scientific Greenburg Traurig Mirus Capital Rotation Medical Inc. Source Type: news

Long-term poverty linked to worse cognitive function
Stephen FellerSAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Long-term poverty in young adulthood and midlife affects cognitive function by age 50, far earlier than previously thought, according to a recent study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Immune Escape to PD-L1/PD-1 Blockade: Seven Steps Immune Escape to PD-L1/PD-1 Blockade: Seven Steps
Why do only some patients have durable responses with PD-L1/PD-1 targeted therapy? Understanding these 7 steps of immune escape will help us provide more effective personalized cancer immunotherapy.Annals of Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Doctors don't communicate well about terminally ill patients
(Reuters Health) - Cancer specialists and primary care physicians are not communicating very well about the end-of-life concerns of the patients they share - and according to one new study, they often rely on those patients to convey information back and forth. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

What Is Transpulmonary Pressure, Really? What Is Transpulmonary Pressure, Really?
Dr Aaron Holley admits that critical care physicians might be using the term ' transpulmonary pressure ' wrong, but does it really matter?Medscape Critical Care (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

One type of drug for depression during pregnancy may be linked to a small increase in pre-term births
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) use during pregnancy and risk of preterm birth: a systematic review and meta-analysis (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

' Incident-to ' Billing Explained: Who Uses It, When, and Why? ' Incident-to ' Billing Explained: Who Uses It, When, and Why?
A nurse practitioner asks for a tutorial on Medicare ' s incident-to billing rules, wondering whether they apply to other insurers as well.Medscape Nurses (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Ask the Expert Source Type: news

Three simple questions have high utility for diagnosing dementia in the primary care setting
Dementia prevalence is anticipated to increase with ageing of the population since age is a risk factor for dementia. The diagnosis of dementia in primary care settings has been encouraged in the UK by national directives1 and financial incentives2 in the hope that this will facilitate earlier therapeutic intervention. However, a significant ' dementia diagnosis gap ' (the difference between expected and observed numbers of cases of dementia diagnosed) remains, perhaps related to underuse of cognitive screening instruments in primary care despite their being specifically designed for assessment of m...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Syrian rescuer breaks down after saving infant
The violence is so constant it's easy for those on the outside to become numb, accustomed to horror. But on the front lines, there before the dust even settles, the White Helmets can't help but care. And sometimes, they can't help but cry. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What a real "Fault in our Stars' couple taught us
They became known as "the real 'Fault in Our Stars' couple" and soon became nearly as famous as the couple in the novel and movie. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Group-based parent training programmes for improving emotional and behavioural adjustment in young people
Emotional and behavioural problems in children are common. Research suggests that parenting has an important role to play in helping children to become well-adjusted, and that the first few months and years are especially important. Parenting programmes may have a role to play in improving the emotional and behavioural adjustment of infants and toddlers, and this review examined their effectiveness with parents and carers of young children. 1. To establish whether group-based parenting programmes are effective in improving the emotional and behavioural adjustment of young children (maximum mean age of three years and 11 ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Misperception about skin cancer prominent among minority groups
(Reuters Health) - Uninsured, immigrant and minority communities in the United States may not be as aware of skin cancer as they should be, a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The Cancer Survivor in Primary Care The Cancer Survivor in Primary Care
Dr Lidia Schapira stresses the importance of a team approach for the cancer survivor that includes the primary care clinician.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), third-wave CBT and interpersonal therapy (IPT) based interventions for preventing depression in children and adolescents
Depression is common in young people. It has a marked negative impact and is associated with self-harm and suicide. Preventing its onset would be an important advance in public health. This is an update of a Cochrane review that was last updated in 2011. To determine whether evidence-based psychological interventions (including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), interpersonal therapy (IPT) and third wave CBT)) are effective in preventing the onset of depressive disorder in children and adolescents. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why only women with the 'Angelina Jolie gene' should have their ovaries removed
Women under 46 who had both of their reproductive organs removed - in a bilateral oophorectomy - were at a higher risk of multiple conditions, researchers from Mayo Clinic, Minnesota, found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Labels don't always guarantee foods are free of gluten
(Reuters Health) - Some foods that don ’t appear to contain wheat or gluten based on package labeling may still have trace amounts of these ingredients, a company-funded study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Childhood trauma predicts onset and recurrence of depression, and comorbid anxiety and depressive disorders
In the general population, prevalence rates of childhood trauma range from 8.4% for physical abuse, to 17.5% for psychological abuse, with much higher rates in patient samples.1 Trauma in childhood is a developmental risk factor with a negative impact across adulthood and substantially contributes to the burden of disease worldwide.2 Childhood trauma is not only associated with presence of affective disorders.3 One meta-analysis showed that childhood maltreatment predicted persistence of depression, recurrence of depression and worse treatment outcomes (OR 2.34, 2.24 and 1.40, respectively).4 Hoven...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

He walked into school with a gun, she talked him out of it using it
A 14-year-old student came into Molly Hudgens' office with a lot on his mind -- and a gun. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sentinel surveillance of blood borne virus testing in England: 2015
This research and analysis presents data (regardless of test result) from laboratories testing for hepatitis and HIV across all PHE Centre areas of England (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Hypertension in children, teens linked to poorer cognitive skills
Researchers found that children and adolescents with high blood pressure performed worse on cognitive tests than those with normal blood pressure. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hypertension Source Type: news

Verocytotoxin-producing E. coli O157 PT 34
This research and analysis covers microbiological, epidemiological and outbreak investigation reports relating to Vero Cytotoxin-producing Escherichia Coli (VTEC) phage type 34. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Caroline Aherne’s brother: ‘I thought she would survive’
Caroline Aherne’s brother has told BBC Radio 5 live’s Emma Barnett that he thought his sister would survive cancer. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Regeneron's Eylea combination therapy fails mid-stage study
(Reuters) - Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc said a combination therapy containing its flagship eye drug, Eylea, was inferior to Eylea alone in a mid-stage trial involving patients with wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of blindness in the elderly. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

More healthcare workers need flu shots: CDC
Steven Reinberg, HealthDay News More U.S. health care workers need to get their annual flu shots, a new government report shows. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mycoplasma pneumoniae
This health protection guidance covers the characteristics and epidemiology of Mycoplasma pneumoniae (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shingles: guidance and vaccination programme
This health protection collection covers the characteristics, management and surveillance of shingles (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Global pledge to stamp out drug-resistant infections
This news report outlines how the 193 countries of the United Nations have agreed a landmark declaration to rid the world of drug-resistant infections or " superbugs " . (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medtronic ’ s HeartWare faces 2 Class I FDA recalls
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) said today the FDA labeled 2 outstanding global voluntary recalls related to subsidiary HeartWare International‘s HVAD system as Class 1. A Class 1 indication from the federal watchdog indicates “a reasonable probability that use of these products will cause serious adverse health consequences or death,” according to the agency. The voluntary recall is related to potential damage to controllers on the device from exposure to moisture, caused by loose power and data connectors, according to a Medtronic press release. The company added that, in the U.S., all clinicians have been notifi...
Source: Mass Device - September 30, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiac Assist Devices Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Recalls Regulatory/Compliance HeartWare International Inc. Medtronic Source Type: news

Atomic Kitten's Natasha Hamilton determined to give up smoking 'for the sake of her kids'
EXCLUSIVE: Former Celebrity Big Brother star Natasha Hamilton, 34 from Liverpool, will attempt to give up smoking as part of Stoptober - Public Health England's quit smoking campaign. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Morning Break: Bigger Zika Risk; ' Funny ' Brownies; Phony Vaccines
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Emergency Medicine)
Source: MedPage Today Emergency Medicine - September 30, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: news

Gender and children and young people ' s emotional and mental health: manifestations and responses: a rapid review of the evidence
Children and young people ' s mental health is one of the most challenging health issues of our times. It is estimated that half of all mental health problems emerge before the age of 14, with three quarters having appeared by the age of 24 (Kessler and others 2005). The serious consequences of emotional and behavioural problems for children and young people ' s life outcomes in many domains, and even their life expectancy, are well-documented (Goodman and others 2011; Richards and others 2009). The use of effective, evidence-based interventions with children, young people and families can help to avert such consequences a...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Your Diet May Affect Your Risk of Breast Cancer
By Stacy SimonHave you ever said “no thanks” to a tempting dessert or eaten only salad for lunch because you were trying to cut back? If so, you’re among many women who try every day to protect their health by eating right. The American Cancer Society recommends eating mostly vegetables, fruits, and whole grains, and less red meat (beef, pork, and lamb), less processed meat (bacon, sausage, luncheon meats, and hot dogs), and fewer sweets. A healthy diet can help reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and certain cancer types.A healthy diet can also help you get to and stay at a healthy weight...
Source: American Cancer Society :: News and Features - September 30, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Breast Cancer Diet/Exercise/Weight Prevention/Early Detection Source Type: news

Emerging infections: monthly summaries
These summaries outline new or emerging infectious disease events that could affect UK public health; published monthly by PHE, on behalf of the Human Animal Infections and Risk Surveillance group (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thailand confirms SE Asia's first Zika-linked birth defects
Authorities in Thailand have confirmed that two cases of babies with microcephaly, or abnormally small heads, were caused by the Zika virus, the first such cases found in Southeast Asia. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Screening for bipolar disorder: lessons not yet learned
When presenting for treatment, patients with bipolar disorder are more likely to experience symptoms of depression and anxiety than symptoms of mania or hypomania. Bipolar disorder is therefore prone to being overlooked because its diagnosis is more often based on retrospective report than cross-sectional assessment. Recommendations for improving the detection of bipolar disorder include the use of screening questionnaires. Most studies on the performance of bipolar disorder screening scales rely on structured diagnostic interviews to assess bipolar disorder, and few studies have been of psy...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NICE Bites: Sepsis
This publication provides healthcare professionals with a clear and succinct summary of key prescribing points taken from the NICE guidance, NG51. This guideline covers recognition, diagnosis and early management of sepsis for all populations. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaccine cuts cases of meningitis and septicaemia in UK infants
This press release outlines how the number of cases of 2 External 0 0 0 meningitis and septicaemia false https://www.gov.uk/government/news/vaccine-cuts-cases-of-meningitis-and-septicaemia-in-uk-infants true false%> caused by meningococcal group B (MenB) infection in eligible infants has nearly halved over the last year after a new vaccine against the disease was introduced, according to Public Health England (PHE) research. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer clusters at nuclear sites 'not linked to radiation'
An investigation into clusters of cancer cases around Sellafield and Dounreay nuclear sites finds they were very unlikely to have been caused by radiation exposure. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

National Oesophago-Gastric Cancer Audit 2016
This report aims to give an overall picture of the care provided to patients with oesophago-gastric cancer or oesophageal HGD by NHS services. It provides information on the: management of patients with HGD of the oesophagus; routes to diagnosis for OG cancer patients, and their staging investigations; treatment planning for OG cancer patients; patterns of curative surgery, admissions to intensive care, and short-term outcomes; use of radiotherapy in palliative treatment; and longer term survival after diagnosis with oesophago-gastric cancer. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news