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Drug-free cure for depression to be available across the NHS after promising trials
A REVOLUTIONARY drug-free magnetic wave therapy for depression is to be rolled out across the NHS after trials showed it can help up to 70 per cent of patients beat the condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Skin creams containing paraffin linked to fire deaths
Residue from creams containing paraffin can leave clothes and bedding flammable, experts warn. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS facing 'mission impossible next year'
Hospital bosses in England warn budget pressures will see longer waits for operations and A&E care. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stuck for words: A girl living with selective mutism
IS silence golden, or a worrying phobia? Unlocking the quiet condition of selective mutism. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Airline pilot, wife died from apparent fentanyl OD's in Ohio
Family members say an Ohio woman found dead along with her airline pilot husband from apparent fentanyl overdoses had long batted drug problems (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Increase in yellow fever cases has Brazil on high alert
A small city in the state of Rio de Janeiro is on high alert after authorities confirmed the death of one man by yellow fever and said they were investigating several other possible cases. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

FDA Warns of CV Event Risk With Absorb BVS FDA Warns of CV Event Risk With Absorb BVS
An increase in major adverse cardiac events at 2 years in the ABSORB-3 trial, which compared the bioresorbable BVS with the Xience everolimus stent, led the agency to send clinicians a cautionary letter.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

Republicans are divided over how to reform Medicaid
A group of governors have made their own proposal about how to overhaul Medicaid for low-income people (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meningitis B warning - teenage girl died after medics ‘underestimated’ her illness
MENINGITIS is an infection of the protective membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord, and can be serious when left untreated. Yesterday, a coroner ruled that a teenager died from the illness following a “gross failure” in her medical care. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Small Brazil city on edge after man dies from yellow fever
A small city in the state of Rio de Janeiro is on high alert after authorities confirmed the death of one man from yellow fever and said they were investigating several other possible cases (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Rural Areas Brace for a Shortage of Doctors Due to Visa Policy
Small-town America relies on a program that attracts foreign physicians to underserved areas. A recent federal change, however, could delay newcomers. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MIRIAM JORDAN Tags: Foreign Workers Visas Rural Areas Doctors Appalachian Region Source Type: news

Three workouts that promise spiritual fitness — and happiness
Happiness workshops, spiritual fitness workouts and socially uplifting yoga sessions: Here are several upcoming events that aim to help people live more fulfilled lives:Celebrity trainer Jill Payne calls her program “Spiritual Athlete” for a reason: Her workouts are a combination of high-intensity... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - March 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

WATCH: Paralyzed boy, 7, dances again after 2016 car accident
With the help of Project Walk, a paralysis recovery center in Walnut Creek, California, Bruce Mansy is dancing again. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle Source Type: news

Marijuana Industry Presses Ahead in California ’ s Wine Country
Sonoma County has become a seedbed of cannabis experimentation, despite threats from the Trump administration to increase enforcement against recreational use. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: THOMAS FULLER Tags: Sonoma County (Calif) Marijuana Law and Legislation Trump, Donald J Wines Source Type: news

Higher heart risk seen with Abbott dissolving stent after two years: study
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Patients who received Abbott Laboratories' novel dissolving vascular stent had a significantly higher rate of serious adverse heart events than those treated with the company's widely used Xience drug-coated metal stent two years after implantation, according to data presented on Saturday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Republicans at odds over how to overhaul Medicaid
The House Republican health care bill has competition from another GOP group, governors who've made their own proposal about how to overhaul Medicaid for low-income people (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

WATCH: Family's transgender journey: Dad and daughter transition from mother and son
Eric Maison, 39, and his daughter Corey Maison, 15, are sharing the journey of transitioning from mother and son. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Web-based counseling reduces blood pressure, according to a new study
You don’t need to go to a doctor in person for lifestyle counseling that can lower your blood pressure. Online lifestyle counseling works well, too, according to research presented Saturday at the American College of Cardiology’s 66th Annual Scientific Session and Expo in Washington. Systolic blood pressure — the higher number in blood pressure readings — […]Related:A father went to the hospital with stomach pain. He left without his hands and feet.Four former FDA commissioners denounce drug importation, citing dangers to consumersFirst opioid prescriptions influence the likelihood of chronic drug use (Sourc...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CNN VR: Separating conjoined twins Jadon and Anias
Inside the marathon surgery to save Jadon& Anias (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A father went to the hospital with stomach pain. He left without his hands and feet.
  When Kevin Breen first complained about feeling achy and tired, his wife couldn't help but wonder whether he was trying to wiggle out of a busy day of family responsibilities. It was Christmas Day, and Breen — an active 44-year-old whose idea of relaxing is going water skiing on Lake Michigan or playing pickup […]Related:Web-based counseling reduces blood pressure, according to a new studyFour former FDA commissioners denounce drug importation, citing dangers to consumersFirst opioid prescriptions influence the likelihood of chronic drug use (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

J & J and Bayer's Xarel to cuts recurrence of dangerous blood clots in study
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Longer-term use of the oral blood thinner Xarelto significantly cut the risk of recurrence of potentially life-threatening blood clots with no additional major bleeding compared with low-dose aspirin in patients at elevated risk, according to data presented on Saturday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Norovirus outbreak continues at Santa Monica schools
Nearly two months after a norovirus outbreak began during a class trip to Yosemite, students in Santa Monica are still falling sick with the stomach bug, according to school and public health officials.Cases appear to be falling, but 100 students still contracted norovirus last week in the Santa... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - March 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Soumya Karlamangla Source Type: news

Urinary tract infection could be CURED with diet: THIS vegetable could ease UTI symptoms
UTIs - also known as urinary tract infections - are caused by bacteria which is normally found in the intestines. However, if this bacterium is transferred to the urinary tract, it can lead to infection. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

500 cases of norovirus reported in school district
Ventura County public health officials have come out and cleaned all the schools, which were not shut down during the outbreak (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How does broccoli help prevent cancer? Study sheds light
Researchers have identified a mechanism by which sulforaphane - a compound found in broccoli and other vegetables - may help to prevent cancer. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Sleep apnea in children may stunt brain development
A recent study investigated the effects of obstructive sleep apnea on children's brains. The results demonstrate a worrying reduction in gray matter. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How insulin and glucagon work to regulate blood sugar levels
What is the link between diabetes and the pancreas? What are the symptoms of high and low blood sugar levels? Find out in this article. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Source Type: news

'Healthiest hearts in the world' found
A group of people in Bolivia could teach us all how to look after our hearts better, say researchers. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pill presses for counterfeit drugs seized in record numbers
Machines used to make counterfeit pills are reaching the US border in record numbers. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lily Beddall: Girl with Down's syndrome models for Matalan
A two-year-old toddler with Down's syndrome has been chosen as one of the new faces of Matalan. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Indigenous Bolivians have some of the healthiest hearts
New research finds a group of indigenous people in the Bolivian Amazon has some of the healthiest hearts (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Bringing cryopreserved tissue back to life
The goal of new 'nano-warming' technology is to make more organs and tissue available for transplant. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radio/Quirks & Quarks Source Type: news

Here's where – and how – Americans are committing suicide
Poorer access to mental health care may be a reason for higher suicide rates in smaller towns and rural areas, CDC reports (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia news: Cheap brain scan could screen people YEARS before symptoms develop
A CHEAP and simple brain scan could soon screen people for dementia years before symptoms develop. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Global Health: Trump Plan Eliminates a Global Sentinel Against Disease, Experts Warn
The Fogarty International Center funds an worldwide network of researchers on the lookout for viral threats, many of which could reach America. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Epidemics Laboratories and Scientific Equipment Zika Virus Avian Influenza American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Centers for Disease Control and Prevention World Health Organization Trump, Donald J Source Type: news

What I ' ll Tell My Patients About FOURIER, SPIRE, and SURTAVI What I ' ll Tell My Patients About FOURIER, SPIRE, and SURTAVI
Dr Melissa Walton-Shirley recaps the three late-breakers from day 1 at ACC in patient-friendly language.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Expert Column Source Type: news

Sexual abuse accelerates puberty in children
A new study, from Penn State University, found that children who are sexually abused hit puberty almost a full year earlier than their non-abused peers, and are more likely to have emotional problems. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Four former FDA commissioners denounce drug importation, citing dangers to consumers
The four most recent Food and Drug Administration commissioners are warning Congress that legalizing the importation of drugs from other countries — an idea that has drawn support from both Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump — is a risky approach that would endanger consumers by exposing them to fake, substandard and contaminated drugs. The open […]Related:Proposed federal budget would devastate cancer research, advocates sayPowerful heart drug sharply cuts risks for cardiac patients on statinsThree women blinded by unapproved stem-cell ‘treatment’ at South Florida clinic (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump OKs changes in GOP health care bill, winning support
The GOP are striving to get traction for health care overhaul. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

How do insurers decide what medicines to pay for?
How do insurance companies decide what medicines to pay for and when to pay for them (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

TJU finds correlation between IV fluid levels and births
Research from Philadelphia suggests that the need for C-section births could be reduced by simply administering more IV fluid to women during childbirth. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Amgen cholesterol drug cuts heart attack, stroke risk but shares fall
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Amgen Inc's $14,000 cholesterol drug Repatha cut the risk of heart attack and stroke by over 20 percent in patients with heart disease, but results from a highly-anticipated study fell short of investor expectations and shares dropped 6 percent. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Sleep apnea in children tied to changes in brain
(Reuters Health) - In children with a common condition that causes them to periodically stop breathing during sleep, areas of the brain involved with thinking and problem-solving appear to be smaller than in children who sleep normally, a study finds. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

What happens to your penis when you take Viagra
Viagra is one of the most popular pills for treating erectile dysfunction. But few know what the 'little blue pill' does. We break down the physiological effects in the minutes and hours after taking it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump ramps up fight for votes on U.S. healthcare overhaul
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday agreed to changes in the Republican plan for Obamacare, conservative lawmakers said, as he stepped up his fight to win support for the bill ahead of a vote in the House of Representatives next week. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Opioid dependence can start in just days
Knowing that the risks for chronic opioid use increase starting with the third day after doctors prescribe the drug might deter overprescribing, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

How to store your pot according to pediatricians
The American Academy of Pediatricians has released guidelines for keeping pot-edibles away from children. These products may seem like treats but can actually poison kids. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scant consumer information in local TV coverage of Obamacare
(Reuters Health) - Local TV news coverage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), often called Obamacare, generally focused more on politics than on information consumers can use to help choose insurance, a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

John W. Walsh, Who Fought for Cure for Lung Disease, Dies at 68
He was the co-founder of three groups whose mission was to heighten public awareness of the illness, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and develop a cure. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SAM ROBERTS Tags: Deaths (Obituaries) Walsh, John W Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Source Type: news

Opioid addiction can start within just a few days
“If your doctor is going to prescribe an opioid, be educated about what it can potentially do," expert warns (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news