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Strategies to Prevent Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Strategies to Prevent Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
Opioid-related neonatal abstinence syndrome is a growing public health issue. What strategies may help prevent the incidence of this condition?Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Acute-on-Chronic Liver Failure: An Update Acute-on-Chronic Liver Failure: An Update
Learn about the etiology of acute-on-chronic liver failure and potential new treatments such as bioartificial liver support systems, G-CSF therapy, and stem-cell therapy, in this update.Gut (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Care Discussions Between Residents and Hospitalized Patients Care Discussions Between Residents and Hospitalized Patients
Understanding the factors that may impact effective goals of care discussions will help improve communication between residents and their patients.Postgraduate Medical Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Journal Article Source Type: news

Stop Causing Harm With Inappropriate Imaging for Back Pain Stop Causing Harm With Inappropriate Imaging for Back Pain
Lumbar imaging is frequently used for low back pain patients -- but is it causing more harm than good? This editorial explores the issue.British Journal of Sports Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Reconstruction of a Necrotizing Fasciitis Defect Reconstruction of a Necrotizing Fasciitis Defect
The authors describe their experience using a polyurethane biodegradable dermal substitute for the reconstruction of necrotizing fasciitis and an anterior cervical defect.ePlasty, Open Access Journal of Plastic Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Cannulation Method and ECPR in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Cannulation Method and ECPR in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest
Which cannulation method is best in cases of extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation: ultrasound- and fluoroscopy-guided or ultrasound alone?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Triglycerides, Atherosclerosis, and CV Outcome Studies Triglycerides, Atherosclerosis, and CV Outcome Studies
What does the evidence from CV outcome studies tell us about the role of triglycerides in the development of atherosclerosis?Endocrine Practice (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Sir Michael Parkinson on surviving prostate cancer: 'I'm lucky to be here'
SIR MICHAEL PARKINSON, broadcaster and journalist has spoken out in support of charities urging health bosses to reconsider plans which could impact the availability of cancer drugs. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The new face of suburbia: Economic woes and early death
America's suburbs were once root soil for the American Dream -- now they are fertile ground for fatal drug overdoses (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can ayurveda help with cancer? AIIMS to study
AIIMS will collaborate with experts from the Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences and the All India Institute of Ayurveda to study and validate the efficacy of ayurvedic drugs. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

USPSTF: Insufficient Evidence for Celiac Disease Screening USPSTF: Insufficient Evidence for Celiac Disease Screening
In a final recommendation, the US Preventive Services Task Force has determined that there is not enough evidence to recommend for or against screening asymptomatic individuals for celiac disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

EFL and Pulmonary Complications After Abdominal Surgery EFL and Pulmonary Complications After Abdominal Surgery
Is intraoperative expiratory flow limitation a significant risk factor for postoperative pulmonary complications in patients undergoing major abdominal surgery?Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

“Groundbreaking” tech restores movement in paralyzed man
The patient, who suffered a severe spinal cord injury that left him paralyzed from the shoulders down, can feed himself using his own arm and hand (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump tells lawmakers he expects deal 'very quickly' on healthcare
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump told a group of senators on Tuesday that he expected lawmakers would be able to reach a deal on healthcare, without offering specifics on how they would do it or what had changed since a healthcare reform bill was pulled last week for insufficient support. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

F.D.A. Approves First Drug to Treat Severe Multiple Sclerosis
The drug, Ocrevus by Genentech, can also be used to treat patients with the more common form of the disease. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KATIE THOMAS Tags: Multiple Sclerosis Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Clinical Trials Food and Drug Administration Genentech Inc Ocrevus Source Type: news

WATCH: Homecoming for 5-year-old cancer survivor
Carter Guess, diagnosed with cancer and only given a 5 percent survival rate, was quarantined from his family for 100 days and hospitalized for 18 months. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: WNT Source Type: news

Anti-abortion activists who made undercover videos of Planned Parenthood talks charged with 15 felonies in California
(Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Roche MS drug Ocrevus approved by FDA after three-month delay
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday approved Roche Holding AG's multiple sclerosis (MS) drug Ocrevus, putting the potential blockbuster drug back on track after a delay by regulators over manufacturing issues. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Could playing Tetris help trauma victims?
Experiment had car crash survivors play Tetris in the emergency room to see if it would help reduce flashbacks (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Paralyzed man uses experimental device to regain hand movements
A man paralyzed from his shoulders down has regained use of his right hand with the aid of an experimental prosthetic that replaces lost connections between the brain and the muscles. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Repeal of Affordable Care Act Is Back on Agenda, Republicans Say
Under pressure from conservative activists, House Republican leaders and the White House say they have restarted negotiations. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ROBERT PEAR and JEREMY W. PETERS Tags: United States Politics and Government Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) House Freedom Caucus Source Type: news

Paralyzed Man Uses Thoughts To Control His Own Arm And Hand
(Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jon Hamilton Source Type: news

Prescription cuts are a 'creeping retreat' for NHS
The head of the NHS Simon Stevens, pictured, yesterday unveiled a radical crackdown on prescriptions for items which can be bought from supermarkets or chemists. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Senator McCaskill opens investigation into opioid manufacturers
Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill has launched an investigation into some of the country's leading prescription drug manufacturers, demanding documents and records dating back the past five years which indicate just what the companies knew of the drugs' risk for abuse as well as documents detailing marketing practices and sales presentations. Her office has sent letters to the heads of Purdue, Janssen/Johnson& Johnson, Insys, Mylan, and Depomed. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Paralysed man moves his arm and hand with brain microchip
A cycling accident left Bill Kochevar unable to move from the shoulders down for eight years. But the 56-year-old is now able to feed himself in his wheelchairm using a microchip in his brain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Discovery could help find weight loss treatment for humans
The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology that inhibits feeding in a fly when it fills its energy stores, which could help experts find the signal in humans to help with weight loss. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain implant lets paralyzed man feed himself using his thoughts
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A paralyzed man in Cleveland fed himself mashed potatoes for the first time in eight years, aided by a computer-brain interface that reads his thoughts and sends signals to move muscles in his arm, U.S. researchers said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Body mass index is NOT a good indicator of health
A new report, from University of Alberta researchers, states that body mass index (BMI) is not an indicator of how healthy you are and that the way obesity is judged needs to be rethought. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rare skin disease allows man to stick cans to his HEAD
Jamie Keeton, a.k.a 'Can Head', has been said to have superhero abilities, but its a rare skin disease that makes his skin pores act like suction cups - letting him stick bottle and cans to his head. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Holbrook Company Has Solution For Foggy Goggles
BOSTON (CBS) – If you are an outdoor person, or someone who wears glasses, the riddle of foggy goggles is a problem. WBZ Business reporter Jeff Brown says a Holbrook startup has a solution. The company, Sven Can See, created a gel that is applied on glasses, goggles, or visors to keep the water molecules from forming on lenses. The name of the product came from an interesting moment. “From the bedtime stories I used to tell my daughter of Sven the mountain climber and his trusty friend Chuck the goat,” said founder Scott Newman. The solution keeps the fog down and lenses clear, but people have to remember to us...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Business Health Local News Syndicated Local Holbrook Jeff Brown Scott Newman Sven Can See Vision Source Type: news

Vertex cystic fibrosis combination succeeds in late-stage trials
(Reuters) - Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Tuesday its Kalydeco cystic fibrosis treatment given with an experimental drug demonstrated significant improvements in lung function in a pair of late-stage trials the company plans to use to seek approval of the combination therapy. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Caregiving Tips for a Loved One With COPD
Learn how you can juggle all tasks of being a caregiver for someone with COPD if you plan ahead, stay organized, and get the support you need. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heartburn drugs linked to deadly 'superbug' infections
There is an increased risk of recurrent Clostridium difficile - which causes diarrhea - with the use of heartburn medications, researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota have found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Early marijuana use can increase negative health impacts  
A new study, from Concordia University in Canada, has found that teens who start smoking marijuana early have impaired cognitive development and even respiratory diseases. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Universal celiac testing lacks evidence - U.S. panel
(Reuters Health) - There is not enough evidence to encourage or discourage doctors from testing all their patients for celiac disease, according to a U.S. government-backed panel. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Scientists create tiny female reproductive system in a dish
Researchers at Northwestern University created a synthetic version of the female reproductive system in a dish that can be used to test drug therapies. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayor Of Wyoming Coal Town Reacts To Trump's Climate Order
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Louise Carter-King, mayor of Gillette, Wyo., about the impact that President Trump's executive order loosening regulations on coal will have on the the town. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump Signs Executive Order Rolling Back Regulation On Carbon Emissions
President Trump signed a sweeping set of executive orders on Tuesday that aim to dismantle the Obama administration's efforts to combat climate change. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nathan Rott Source Type: news

FDA approves powerful new drug for eczema
Dupixent, the first injectable medication for moderate to severe eczema, comes with a hefty price tag (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why more patients are choosing to stay awake during surgery
Some specialty doctors offer patients the opportunity to have local nerve blocks instead of general anesthesia in some orthopedic, breast, colon, eye and cosmetic procedures. Dr. David Agus joins "CBS This Morning" from Los Angeles to discuss the pros and cons. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins new: Anti-cholesterol drugs 'could combat deep vein thrombosis'
NEW evidence has emerged that widely prescribed anti-cholesterol drugs can prevent blood clots. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rat-borne disease now killing dogs in New Jersey
Health officials are warning pet owners to be mindful at dog parks and when walking their dogs (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oxybutynin Use ' Alarmingly High ' in Older Patients Oxybutynin Use ' Alarmingly High ' in Older Patients
Despite well-documented links between antimuscarinic agents and dementia in the elderly, inappropriate prescribing continues, and might be driven by restrictive formularies and a lack of awareness.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

Marathons May Cause Short-Term Kidney Injury
But recovery is quick, usually within a day or two, researchers find (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High Doses of Vitamin D Fail to Cut Cancer Risk
Taking triple the daily recommendation didn't lower risk in older women, but larger trials are underway (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WATCH: Bride, groom surprise grandmother at hospital
Jessica and Tyler Brown surprised her grandmother, who had a heart attack before their wedding. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

WATCH: Tips to protect yourself and your family from lead poisoning
Lead exposure can result in lead building up in the body, which can cause serious health problems, including death in rare cases. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Stacked Cell Sections Could Ease Custom Vascular Graft Production Stacked Cell Sections Could Ease Custom Vascular Graft Production
Engineering vascular grafts using ring-shaped layers of tissue stacked to form tubes potentially simplifies manufacture of custom replacement blood vessels, according to researchers at Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Few U.S. Locations Require Automated External Defibrillators in Schools Few U.S. Locations Require Automated External Defibrillators in Schools
Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are used to restart hearts after cardiac arrest and restore normal heartbeats, but a new study found only about one-third of U.S. states require schools to have the life-saving devices.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Would Legalizing Medical Marijuana Help Curb the Opioid Epidemic? Would Legalizing Medical Marijuana Help Curb the Opioid Epidemic?
In states that legalized medical marijuana, U.S. hospitals failed to see a predicted influx of pot smokers, but in an unexpected twist, they treated far fewer opioid users, a new study shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news