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New Study Confirms Bariatric Surgery Lowers Cancer Risk in Women New Study Confirms Bariatric Surgery Lowers Cancer Risk in Women
Bariatric surgery has again been shown to lower cancer risk in severely obese women compared with matched nonsurgical controls, primarily via a reduction in risk of obesity-specific carcinomas.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Dementia prevention: Ward off memory loss symptoms by doing THIS free activity
DEMENTIA symptoms, such as memory loss and problems processing information, could be prevented by volunteering, according to a new study. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prior Head Injury Linked to Amyloid Deposition Prior Head Injury Linked to Amyloid Deposition
Amyloid deposits were concentrated largely in the frontal cortex in patients with prior head injury, a new study shows, suggesting a mechanism for previous research linking TBI with later dementia.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Insulin Glargine/Breast Cancer Link Seen Again in Type 2 Diabetes Insulin Glargine/Breast Cancer Link Seen Again in Type 2 Diabetes
A study in more than 22,000 women reports a weak signal of breast-cancer risk with insulin glargine vs NPH insulin, but the researchers caution that this should not change clinical practice.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Study shows the link between migraines and depression
The more migraine headaches someone gets, the more intense their anxiety and depression are likely to be, according to the findings of a new Taiwanese study of 588 migraine sufferers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Children 'embarrassed by tipsy parents'
Adults do not have to drink a lot for children to notice changes in their behaviour, a study says. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parents drinking alcohol 'can upset children'
Even moderate drinking in front of children can cause them to notice changes in behaviour, a study says. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Phys Ed: Concussions in Teenagers Tied to Multiple Sclerosis Risk
A large-scale new study found that concussions in adolescents can increase the risk of later developing multiple sclerosis. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GRETCHEN REYNOLDS Tags: Athletics and Sports Concussions Multiple Sclerosis Sports Injuries Teenagers and Adolescence Source Type: news

'Nocebo' effect: Why side-effects may seem worse for expensive drugs
Expensive medicines can seem to create worse side-effects than cheaper alternatives, suggests a new study that looked at the nocebo effect of drugs. The opposite of the placebo effect, nocebo is the perception of negative side effects from a benign substance in a blind trial. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Gaming technology armed to reduce repeat x-rays
Video game technology is being used for much more than simply playing games...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Study questions whether x-rays really need to be repeated Virtual coaching takes on x-ray training Gaming console might help produce better x-rays Kinect suitable for surgical manipulation of MR images iPad, motion-sensing devices aid interventional image review (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 18, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Portable gaming sensor enables 3D scans of elephantiasis
A portable infrared sensing device can produce rapid and accurate 3D scans...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Samsung NeuroLogica upgrades portable CT scanner Can an iPad be used to read CCTA studies? Gaming console might help produce better x-rays iPad, motion-sensing devices aid interventional image review Portable CT brings lower costs, reduced risk to ICU (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 18, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Obesity worsens asthma symptoms for children, study finds
A new study published by Pediatric Allergy and Immunology has found that obesity worsens asthma symptoms for children. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Novartis says ‍revolade shows long-term disease control for chronic/persistent immune thrombocytopenia​
ZURICH (Reuters) - Novartis said on Wednesday a long term study of ‍its Revolade drug showed good results in treating chronic and persistent immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) - a condition where patients' blood does not clot normally. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Smudging of the Motor Cortex and Low Back Pain Severity Smudging of the Motor Cortex and Low Back Pain Severity
A new study explores the relationship between motor cortical reorganization and the severity and location of low back pain.Spine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

The link between migraines and depression
The more migraine headaches someone gets, the more intense their anxiety and depression are likely to be, according to the findings of a new Taiwanese study of 588 migraine sufferers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Battling flames increases firefighters' exposure to carcinogens
(American Chemical Society) The threat of getting burned by roaring flames is an obvious danger of firefighting, but other health risks are more subtle. For example, firefighters have been found to develop cancer at higher rates than the general population. Now researchers have measured how much firefighters' exposure to carcinogens and other harmful compounds increases when fighting fires. Their study, appearing in ACS' Environmental Science& Technology, also points to one possible way to reduce that exposure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 18, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Healthy coral populations produce a surprising number of offspring
(Wiley) Healthy coral populations can produce up to 200 times more juvenile corals than degraded coral populations nearby, according to a new study in Conservation Letters. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 18, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Nice ice, maybe: Study finds water-repelling surfaces ease ice removal
(University of Nebraska-Lincoln) A new study has discovered that ice grows differently on water-absorbent vs. water-repellent surfaces. The research suggests that applying water-repellent coatings to windshields before winter storms -- or engineering surfaces that inherently repel water -- could enable a strong breeze to handle the burden of ice removal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 18, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Obesity may exacerbate asthma in children
(Wiley) In a Pediatric Allergy& Immunology study of children hospitalized for asthma, obesity was a risk factor for repeated hospital admissions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Is HPV vaccination safe for adult women?
(Wiley) In a Journal of Internal Medicine study of more than 3 million Danish and Swedish adult women, human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination was not linked with 44 serious chronic diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study finds epilepsy drug to be safe during pregnancy
(Wiley) New research indicates that use of the epilepsy drug lamotrigine during pregnancy does not increase the risk of birth malformations or neurodevelopmental disorders. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Anxiety and depression linked to migraines
(Wiley) In a study of 588 patients who attended an outpatient headache clinic, more frequent migraines were experienced by participants with symptoms of anxiety and depression. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study: New simple method determines rate at which we burn calories walking up, down, flat
(Southern Methodist University) A new way to predict the energy a person expends walking will help predict and monitor the physiological status of walkers, including foot soldiers. Researchers at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, developed the Army-funded method, which significantly improves on two existing standards, and relies on three readily available variables. Accurate prediction is important because the rate at which people burn calories walking can vary tenfold depending on speed, carried load and whether uphill, at-grade or downhill. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Tiny Ignyta's Lung Cancer Drug Bested Pfizer's. Probably. Will We Ever Know For Sure?
Results of a 32-patient study of a drug made by Ignyta Pharmaceuticals, a San Diego-based drugmaker, are a best case scenario for the company. The drug shrank tumors in 79% of patients and kept workingabout 10 months longer than the current drug, Pfizer ’s Xalkori, did in earlier clinical trials. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 18, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Matthew Herper, Forbes Staff Tags: NASDAQ:RXDX NYSE:PFE Source Type: news

PrEP Program Offers Cost and Clinical Benefits (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- U.K. modeling study backs widespread use in MSM (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - October 18, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Taking probiotics in pregnancy helps post-natal depression
Women at risk of depression while pregnant or after giving birth could benefit from increasing their intake of probiotics during pregnancy, according to a New Zealand study. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Farsighted kids have trouble paying attention
A new study says farsightedness affects young children's ability to pay attention in school, which could put them at risk of falling behind in the classroom. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weight-loss surgery may curb risk for certain cancers
Weight-loss surgery could help some severely obese people reduce their risk for cancer by at least 33 percent, a new study suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Asp – or ash? Climate historians link Cleopatra's demise to volcanic eruption
Study of ice-core records and Ancient Egyptian documents suggests environmental forces helped seal the last Ptolemaic ruler ’s fate in 30BCThe fall of Cleopatra ’s Egypt to Augustus, the first Roman emperor, is usually told as a melodramatic power struggle between elites on the world stage.Cleopatra famously forged a doomed political alliance with the Roman general Mark Antony, who was also her lover. But when their combined forces were defeated at the battle of Actium, the pair killed themselves and Egypt became a province of the newly formed Roman empire.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 18, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Science History of science Egypt World news Africa Middle East and North Africa Environment Volcanoes Natural disasters and extreme weather Agriculture Source Type: news

Contraceptive method use in the United States: Trends and characteristics between 2008, 2012 and 2014
Conclusion Most shifts in recent contraceptive use have occurred among the most effective methods —sterilization and LARCs. Differences in method-specific user characteristics underscore the importance of ensuring full access to the broad range of methods available.   Implications The lack of change in the overall use of contraceptives among women at risk for unintended pregnancy may have implications for the extent to which further declines in national rates of unintended pregnancy can be expected. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - October 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

How Foods Labeled'Healthy' Can Still Make You Fat
Those that contain high amounts of sugar trigger snacking later, study finds Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Diets, Nutrition, Weight Control (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lack of sleep nearly triples risk of gestational diabetes
Pregnant women who get less than 6.25 hours of sleep are significantly more likely to develop a form of pregnancy-related diabetes, a new study from the University of Illinois, Chicago finds. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Variations in the Types and Amounts of Bacteria in Echinacea Plants May Influence the Herb ’s Effects on Infectious Disease
Results of a 2016 study add to the growing body of literature suggesting that differences in the bacteria inside echinacea plants may determine whether and how much the herb enhances the immune system and fights infectious diseases like the common cold. Both the types of bacteria and the quantity of bacteria within the plants may contribute to differences in their effects. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - October 17, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

CardioBrief: NOACs Not Linked To Excess Bleeding in Real World
(MedPage Today) -- Observational study compares new anticoagulants to warfarin in VTE (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - October 17, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Does Negative CT Without Symptoms Rule Out Abdominal Injury After Blunt Trauma? Does Negative CT Without Symptoms Rule Out Abdominal Injury After Blunt Trauma?
In asymptomatic patients with blunt trauma, negative CT of the abdomen and pelvis (CTAP) suggests that clinically significant abdominal injury is unlikely, according to a prospective study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 17, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

Transfusions From Ever-Pregnant Women May Up Mortality Risk Transfusions From Ever-Pregnant Women May Up Mortality Risk
In a large retrospective study, transfusions from ever-pregnant women raised mortality risk among male recipients but not female, and not from never-pregnant women, suggesting an immune response.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Kids Who Use Antidepressants May Have Greater Diabetes Risk Kids Who Use Antidepressants May Have Greater Diabetes Risk
In a large cohort study, SSRIs and SNRIs were associated with greatest risk for type 2 diabetes, especially at higher doses and longer duration of use.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Scientists Push To House More Lab Monkeys In Pairs
Enhancing a research monkey's life by housing it with a pal often doesn't hurt the study, says a researcher who's done it. In her own experience, she says, "it actually helped to improve the science."(Image credit: Patrik Stollarz/AFP/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nell Greenfieldboyce Source Type: news

Frailty tied to higher risk of complications with common surgeries
(Reuters Health) - Frail patients are more likely to have serious complications after elective outpatient surgery than people who are healthier and stronger, a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Confirmed: Broccoli improves digestive health and protects against toxins, reducing inflammation
(Natural News) A new study has discovered a new health benefit of broccoli: It improves digestive health and protects against toxins, according to a Science Daily report. Researchers from Pennyslvania State University examined how cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, cauliflower, and sprouts, can improve digestive health and protect the gut from toxins. “There are a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Too much stress can be just as bad for you as junk food: Study
(Natural News) We’ve known for a very long time that a diet high in processed, unnatural, non-nutritious foods like the kind you get from any fast-food restaurant is extremely unhealthy and can lead to a number of conditions, especially obesity. But a new study has found that too much stress in your life can mimic... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exelixis Drug Improves Overall Survival in Liver Cancer Patients Exelixis Drug Improves Overall Survival in Liver Cancer Patients
Exelixis Inc's drug to treat a type of liver cancer improved overall survival in patients in a late-stage study that prompted an independent expert group to recommend no further trial, sending the company's shares soaring 31%.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Mothers ’ Exposure to Air Pollution Tied to Cellular Changes in Kids Mothers ’ Exposure to Air Pollution Tied to Cellular Changes in Kids
Women who breathe polluted air during pregnancy have babies with greater signs of “ aging ” in their cells when they ’ re born compared to babies whose mothers breathed cleaner air, a new study finds.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - October 17, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Some Mothers May Not Seek Early Help for Kids With Developmental Delays Some Mothers May Not Seek Early Help for Kids With Developmental Delays
When mothers trust their friends and neighbors more than doctors or struggle to access or afford care, they may be less likely to seek out medical help for young kids with developmental delays, a small U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Dads' diets before conception found to impact child health, study finds dads need to eat better before expecting too
(Natural News) A new study that was published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B has found that what a soon-to-be father eats is indicative of the health and well-being of his yet-to-be-born offspring. Researchers from the University of Cincinnati in Ohio looked into the diet of male fruit files and noticed that it can have... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Amgen, Boston Children ’ s Hospital partner to find genes linked to pain disorders
Amgen (NSDQ:AMGN) announced today that it inked a one-year collaboration with Boston Children’s Hospital to study patients with pain syndromes in an effort to identify potential genetic targets. The collaboration will combine Amgen’s work in genetic target identification and the division of pain medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Amgen, Boston Children’s Hospital partner to find genes linked to pain disorders appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - October 17, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Neurological Pharmaceuticals Research & Development Wall Street Beat Amgen Boston Children's Hospital Source Type: news

Should donor sex influence blood transfusion practices?
(Reuters Health) - Sick or injured men who receive blood transfusions may be more likely to die if their donor was a woman who has been pregnant in the past, a new study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Researchers uncover new approach to suppress HIV production
A study by The Scripps Research Institute in Florida shows how a new compound can suppress production of the HIV virus and prevent viral rebound. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How volcanic eruptions in Alaska could have impacted the lives of ancient Egyptians
Did violent volcanoes in Russia, Greenland and Alaska affect the lives of ancient Egyptians?It may sound improbable, but according to a new study, the answer is yes.In apaper published Tuesday in Nature Communications, a team of researchers shows that explosive volcanic eruptions in high northern... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - October 17, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Deborah Netburn Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for October 17, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. Less than half of healthcare professionals think medtech brands meet needs Roughly two-fifths of healthcare professionals say medical device brands aren’t meeting expectations, and failure to offer flexible contract optio...
Source: Mass Device - October 17, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news