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See How Many LEGO Skyscrapers You Could Build With a Year ’s Worth of Ocean Plastic Waste
Plastic has been plagued with some bad press in the weeks leading up to Earth Day, which takes place Sunday, April 22, from a sperm whale that washed ashore in Spain with 64 pounds of plastic in its body to a 600,000 square mile area in the Pacific Ocean rife with trash. Both headlines drew an outcry from concerned citizens calling for measures to protect the affected sea life. But as sad as the news may be, it is far from surprising. Plastic consumption has increased 20-fold in recent decades, with nearly a third of the material consumed bypassing waste collection systems and eventually winding up as pollution. That plast...
Source: TIME: Science - April 21, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Justin Worland and Chris Wilson Tags: Uncategorized Environment interactive studios onetime Source Type: news

Reducing calories by 15% found to slash risk of age-related diseases
(Natural News) Calorie restriction can do more than help you lose some weight. According to a study, reducing your calorie intake can help lower the risk of developing age-related diseases. Results from the study, which was spearheaded by researchers from the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, revealed that minimizing your caloric intake by... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stopping exercise can plunge people back into depression after only THREE DAYS, study concludes
(Natural News) People get depressed for a number of reasons: They feel someone they love has let them down; they lack friends and company; they’re in dire financial straits…the list can go on and on. Quitting exercise is not on the list. Surprisingly, new mental research from the University of Adelaide shows that stopping an... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Banana extract used to replace unhealthy fats in ice cream for a creamier, tastier dessert
(Natural News) You won’t have to deal with sticky, dripping, and easily melting ice cream in the near future, thanks to researchers who found a way to solve this sticky problem. In their study, they found that small cellulose fibers extracted from the banana plant waste can be used in ice cream to slow down melting... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How inflammation and gut bacteria influence autism
A recent study looks at the links between the immune system, gut bacteria, and autism spectrum disorders. It uncovers some interesting interactions. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Autism Source Type: news

Even organic tampons and menstrual cups can cause TSS
It does not matter what your tampon is made of - it can still cause toxic shock, and so can menstrual cups. According to a new French study, the safest way to deal with period blood is still a pad. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High-sugar diets during pregnancy linked to poor cognitive scores
A Harvard University study found that children whose mothers consumed processed foods and sugary sodas during pregnancy scored lower on tests for learning, memory and other skills. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

OHSU-UNC study lays the groundwork for a male birth control pill
A new study from OHSU's Oregon National Primate Research Center implies a birth control pill for men could be on the horizon. Investigators at OHSU and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine identified a compound that binds to sperm proteins in male nonhuman primates, slowing the sperm’s overall mobility. “Simply put, it turn off the sperm’s ability to swim, significantly limiting ferti lization capabilities,” lead investigator Michael O’Rand, a retired professor… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Multi-Use Thermometers Linked to MDR Hospital Infection (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Two studies examine hospital infection risks and control procedures (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 20, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

High-sugar diets during pregnancy and early childhood linked to poor cognitive scores
A Harvard University study found that children whose mothers consumed processed foods and sugary sodas during pregnancy scored lower on tests for learning, memory and other skills. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

OHSU-UNC study lays the groundwork for a male birth control pill
A new study from OHSU's Oregon National Primate Research Center implies a birth control pill for men could be on the horizon. Investigators at OHSU and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine identified a compound that binds to sperm proteins in male nonhuman primates, slowing the sperm’s overall mobility. “Simply put, it turn off the sperm’s ability to swim, significantly limiting ferti lization capabilities,” lead investigator Michael O’Rand, a retired professor… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Getting in on the Embolic Protection Action for TAVR
There has been an increase in the need for embolization protection devices as the risk for stroke and other neurological damage from transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedures continues to become more prevalent.   Santa Cruz, CA -based Emboline is looking to enter the embolization protection space, which is set to grow from $406 million this year to $605 million by 2023, according to a report from ResearchandMarkets. The emerging medtech company's contribution to the space would come from its Emboliner Embolic Protection Catheter.  The Emboliner is a cylindrical mesh filter that completely...
Source: MDDI - April 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Implants Cardiovascular Source Type: news

Many approaches may help children improve self-regulation
(Reuters Health) - Yoga, exercise, education and personal skills training are among the many types of interventions that may help kids improve what's known as self-regulation, or their ability to manage their behavior and emotions, a study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Global Health: Ethicists Call for More Scrutiny of ‘ Human-Challenge ’ Trials
A vaccine study in which subjects are to be deliberately infected with Zika is on pause after ethicists said it had “ insufficient value. ” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: EMILY BAUMGAERTNER Tags: Zika Virus Vaccination and Immunization Research National Institutes of Health Science (Journal) University of Washington Source Type: news

Opioids overprescribed to patients taking certain sedatives
(Reuters Health) - Narcotic painkillers can be particularly dangerous for patients who also take tranquilizing drugs known as benzodiazepines, but a study suggests doctors are still over-prescribing this combination of medicines. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Study links vitamin D deficiency, higher diabetes risk
People deficient in vitamin D might have a greater risk of developing diabetes, according to a study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Many U.S. kids with brain injuries not getting needed rehab
(Reuters Health) - Many children hospitalized in the U.S. for brain injuries don't receive all the rehabilitation services needed for them to potentially make a full recovery, a new study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Austrian Doctor Asperger'Actively Cooperated' With Nazis, Study Says Austrian Doctor Asperger'Actively Cooperated' With Nazis, Study Says
Hans Asperger, the Austrian pediatrician who pioneered research into autism and after whom Asperger syndrome is named,"actively cooperated" with a Nazi program under which disabled children were killed, an academic paper published on Thursday says.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Annual Visits May Not Increase Cognitive Impairment Detection
FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 -- Medicare Annual Wellness Visits (AWVs) do not appear to substantially increase the detection of cognitive impairment in older adults, according to a study published online April 2 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

High FGF-23 Linked to Recurrent Cardiac Events After ACS
FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 -- Elevated fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF-23) is associated with increased risk of recurrent major cardiovascular (CV) events in patients after an acute coronary syndrome (ACS), according to a study published online April... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Is Twitter a good source of mammography information?
Studies show that the benefits of screening mammography outweigh its radiation...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Radiologists should use Facebook to develop their brand Web tools help determine radiation risk from CT in pregnancy JACR publishes special social media issue How accurate is CT radiation dose info on the internet? Are radiologists underutilizing social media? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Large Spleen Helps Explain Deep-diving Skills of Southeast Asian'Sea Nomads'Large Spleen Helps Explain Deep-diving Skills of Southeast Asian'Sea Nomads '
An age-old nomadic community of Southeast Asian boat-dwellers who get their food from the sea appear to have evolved enlarged spleens that may help explain their extreme diving prowess, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

FDA approves Angel Medical System ’ s AngelMed Guardian cardiac monitor
The FDA this week approved Angel Medical Systems AngelMed Guardian implantable cardiac monitor system after the device had previously been rejected unanimously by an FDA advisory panel in 2016. The initial rejection came after the Tinton Falls, N.J.-based company presented partial data from its pivotal trial of the device in after having pulled the plug on it before completion, according to a Healio report from 2016. The panel voted 4 to 8 that the system was safe, and unanimously that the device was ineffective and that the benefits did not outweigh the risk, according to Healio. Angel Medical eventually won approval, how...
Source: Mass Device - April 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Patient Monitoring Pre-Market Approval (PMA) Regulatory/Compliance Angel Medical Systems Inc. Source Type: news

How climate change is making allergy season worse
Warm weather is arriving up to 20 days earlier in some places; one study finds pollen counts have been rising every year since 2000 (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Long Until Women Are Equally Represented In STEMM Careers?
A new meta-study finds that it will take sixteen years before equal numbers of men and women publish scientific papers -- but in some disciplines, like computer science and physics, it will be hundreds of years before gender parity is achieved (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: GrrlScientist, Contributor Source Type: news

Could Virtual Training Reduce Use Errors and Improve Patient Outcomes?
Medical device companies “have had enough of people using their devices improperly—it leaves them open to lawsuits and recalls,” Dr. Justin Barad told BIOMEDevice Boston attendees during an April 18 Center Stage presentation. Founder and CEO of Osso VR, Barad believes the solution lies in virtual training and education. “You can make a major impact in patient outcomes in how surgeons are trained,” he said. A pediatric orthopaedic surgeon himself, Barad developed Osso VR, a virtual reality system for training surgeons. Osso VR is a “hands-on, reliable, interactive” system that allow...
Source: MDDI - April 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: BIOMEDevice Boston Software Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Could gut bacteria cause joint pain?
A study looks at the relationship between diet, gut bacteria, and osteoarthritis. Surprisingly, it found that the microbiome is linked to joint health. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Osteoarthritis Source Type: news

Dementia patients being given unnecessary drugs, study says
People with dementia are being prescribed unnecessary or inappropriate medications that are causing harm, including side effects and higher medical costs. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hologic touts study comparing NovaSure to Minerva ’ s endometrial ablation device
Hologic (NSDQ:HOLX) yesterday released results from a study comparing its NovaSure endometrial ablation system to Minerva Surgical‘s endometrial ablation device, touting a higher one-year rate of amenorrhea and higher quality of life for women treated with the NovaSure , despite experiencing a higher rate of perioperative adverse events. Results from the trial were published in the International Journal of Women’s Health, Marlborough, Mass.-based Hologic said. In the 189-patient study, researchers compared the use of endometrial ablation with either the NovaSure or Minerva device. The study’s primary...
Source: Mass Device - April 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Women's Health Source Type: news

Personalized Letter Aids Those With Gestational Diabetes Personalized Letter Aids Those With Gestational Diabetes
Women with gestational diabetes who received a customized letter upon diagnosis listing recommendations regarding expected weight gain were significantly more likely to meet national guidelines, a study finds.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Nasal spray of party drug shows promise as fast-acting antidepressant, researchers say
The latest clinical trial of esketamine, the nasal-spray form of the club drug ketamine, is boosting confidence among some psychiatrists that it could be a major advance in the treatment of suicidal depression. In a study published this week in the American Journal of Psychiatry, researchers report that an esketamine trial resulted in a “rapid improvement in depressive symptoms” […]Related:E. coli outbreak spreads as source of tainted lettuce remains a mysteryFirst marijuana-derived drug poised for FDA approval after winning support from advisersNew CDC chief stepped down from four gr...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Been told you have a penicillin allergy? There is chance it's not real
A new study shows the benefits of removing penicillin allergy labels for kids. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Even Organic Cotton Tampons Can Cause Toxic Shock: Study
FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 -- Although still exceedingly rare, menstrual toxic shock syndrome can be dangerous and has been tied to the use of tampons. And new research finds that the type of fibers used in manufacturing tampons doesn't seem to matter... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why all men 'should be concerned about declining testosterone'
A new study finds a strong link between low total testosterone and chronic diseases in men of all ages, especially in the under-40 and 60-plus age groups. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Men's Health Source Type: news

Buprenorphine may be a safer opioid substitute than methadone but only if treatment duration is longer, study suggests
The less commonly prescribed opioid substitute buprenorphine may be safer than methadone for problem opioid users, especially if used during the first month of treatment, according to a study by researchers from the University of Bristol, King ’ s College London, University of Manchester and Bristol Drugs Project, with implications for guidance on GP prescribing. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - April 20, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

Weight loss as a predictor of cancer in primary care: a systematic review and meta-analysis
This Systematic Review covers 25 studies, positive links between weight loss (WL) and cancer (CA) were found for 10 CA sites. The positive predictive value for CA in patients with WL for all age groups ≥60 years exceeded 3% risk threshold that UK guidance proposes for further investigation. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could climate change be making your allergies worse?
Spring is here and it is predicted to be another tough season for allergy sufferers. One study finds pollen counts have been increasing every year since 2000. Dr. Tara Narula joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss why climate change could be making your allergies worse and what you can do to alleviate your allergy symptoms. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women Treated with Hologic's NovaSure(R) Endometrial Ablation System in New Study Reported Higher Amenorrhea Rates than Those Treated with Minerva
NovaSure patients in study also used fewer pads and tampons, reported better menstrual-related quality of life and alleviation of PMS symptoms as compared to Minerva patients MARLBOROUGH, Mass., April 19, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) ... Devices, Interventional Hologic, NovaSure, endometrial ablation, Minerva (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

WATCH: Are you actually allergic to penicillin?
Dr. Jennifer Ashton discusses what to know about a new study that suggests a majority of children who have a penicillin allergy can take penicillin-based antibiotics without a problem. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Adding the extra antibiotic rifampicin did not improve cure rates after sepsis
This NIHR Signal provides expert commentary on the ARREST study, which showed that adding rifampicin did not improve cure rates or reduce deaths for people with sepsis caused by Staphylococcus aureus, and increased the risk of adverse reactions requiring a change in treatment. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Delabeling for Penicllin Allergy Found Safe in Children Delabeling for Penicllin Allergy Found Safe in Children
Children with low-risk penicillin allergy symptoms who tested negative for penicillin allergy tolerated penicillin without serious adverse or allergic reactions during the following year, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Belly fat: What it really means about your health - even if you're not overweight
BELLY fat is not just something seen in overweight people - even those who are considered normal weight can be seen with a bit of overhang. So when it comes to health, what does having a bit of extra tummy mean? A new study has revealed it can have a negative impact on your heart. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AHA: Infections Could Trigger Stroke in Pregnant Women During Delivery
FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Pregnant women who have an infection when they enter the hospital for delivery might be at higher risk of having a stroke during their stay, according to new research. The study, published... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Teens Who Cook Set the Table for Healthy Eating as Adults
FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 -- Teach teens to cook, and they will eat better as adults. That's the conclusion of a new study conducted at schools in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul area. Participants reported on their cooking skills in 2002-2003 when they... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Wrist Device Shows Promise for Hand Tremors
FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 -- A wrist device that stimulates nerves in the arm may bring some relief to people with hand tremors, a preliminary study suggests. The research involved more than 100 patients with essential tremor -- a neurological... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Delabeling for Penicillin Allergy Found Safe in Children Delabeling for Penicillin Allergy Found Safe in Children
Children with low-risk penicillin allergy symptoms who tested negative for penicillin allergy tolerated penicillin without serious adverse or allergic reactions during the following year, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Study Finds 31 Percent Use No Opioids After Surgery
FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 -- Almost 63 percent of patients did not use opioids after having an elective procedure, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Surgical Association, held from April 19 to 21 in Phoenix. Cornelius... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Colon Cancer Survival Varies by Insurance Type
FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 -- Compared to patients with private insurance, colon cancer survival is lower for patients with no insurance or with Medicaid, according to a study published in the May issue of Diseases of the Colon& Rectum. Dianne... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

In LVSD, Diabetes Tied to Higher Risk of Heart Failure
FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 -- In patients with asymptomatic left ventricular systolic dysfunction, diabetes is associated with an increased risk of developing heart failure, according to a study published online April 6 in Diabetes Care. Rasmus R ørth,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mortality Down With Spinal Anesthesia for Hip Fx Surgery
FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 -- For patients undergoing hip fracture fixation, general anesthesia (GA) is associated with increased 90-day mortality compared with spinal anesthesia (SA), according to a study presented at the 2018 World Congress on... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news