Both Low-Carb & High-Carb Diets Raise Risk Of Early Death, Boston Study Finds
By Meera Senthilingam, CNN (CNN) — A low-carb or high-carb diet raises your risk of death, a new study suggests, with people eating the food staple in moderation seeing the greatest benefits to their health. Less than 40% or more than 70% of your energy — or calories — coming from carbohydrates was associated with the greatest risk of mortality. Eating moderate levels between that range offered the best options for a healthy lifespan. The lowest risk of an early death was seen where carbs made up 50-55% of a person’s diet, according to the study published Thursday. However, the definition of a low-c...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Brigham And Woman's Hospital CNN Dieting Low Carb Diets Source Type: news

Smelling things that aren't there could be a sign of potential problems: Study
About one in 15 people reported the "phantom smells" that didn't go away. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Teva, Regeneron pain study hits goals
Teva and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals have reported positive topline results from a Phase III study assessing the safety and efficacy of fasinumab in patients with chronic pain from osteoarthritis of the knee or hip. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - August 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Breakthrough study finds Parkinson's patients have thinner retinas
Researchers from Seoul National University found that retinas thin as the cells that produce the chemical dopamine die. Dopamine is responsible for coordinating movement. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AHA Advisory Recommends Healthy Eating, Not Just Variety AHA Advisory Recommends Healthy Eating, Not Just Variety
The advice to'eat a variety of foods'is outdated because studies show a more varied diet often included more unhealthy foods and was not linked with a healthier weight, an AHA advisory reports.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Study Supports Newest Indication for IL6R Blockade in Giant Cell Arteritis Study Supports Newest Indication for IL6R Blockade in Giant Cell Arteritis
New research confirms the association of a common variant in the gene that encodes the receptor for IL-6 with reduced risk for aortic aneurysm and supports the newest indication for IL6R blockade, giant cell arteritis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

The ten highly-effective habits of people who lose weight
A new study by Australia's Bond University - published in the Journal of Obesity -  has found the key to staying a healthy weight is to reinforce healthy habits. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CV Events Increase Only With High Levels of Sodium Intake: PURE CV Events Increase Only With High Levels of Sodium Intake: PURE
Reducing sodium intake is seen as protective against CV events, but an international study suggests events increase only in communities with very high sodium consumption of 5 g daily or more.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

WATCH: Long lingering pesticides may increase risk for autism: Study
Autism is a complex disorder with largely unknown causes. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Investigating the Potential Impact of Changing Alcohol Product Labels
Conclusion Changes to the design and content of alcohol labels could help drinkers make more informed choices in relation to alcohol and health. However, this study suggests that consumers pay little attention to health information as currently found on labels. This includes warnings about drinking while pregnant and ‘drink responsibly’ messaging. Such information is typically placed in small font on the reverse of labels (Royal Society for Public Health, 2018)[8] but consumers are more likely to look at information if it is prominently displayed on the front of a product rather than the back or side (Spink, J....
Source: Alcohol Research UK - August 17, 2018 Category: Addiction Authors: admin Tags: Alcohol Insights Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Do you perceive smells that aren't there?
Some people hallucinate smells. In the first study of its kind, researchers show that phantom odor perception is more common than once thought. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Low and high carb diets increase risk of early death, study finds
A low-carb or high-carb diet raises your risk of death, a new study suggests, with people eating the food staple in moderation seeing the greatest benefits to their health. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Both low and high-carb diets can raise risk of early death, study finds
Eating a moderate amount of carbohydrates best for healthy lifespan, say researchersEating either a low-carb diet or a high-carb diet raises the risk of an early death, according to a major new study which will dismay the many people who have ditched the likes of bread, rice and potatoes for weight loss or health reasons.Researchers who pooled the results of eight large studies have found that eating a moderate amount of carbohydrates is best for a healthy lifespan. Less than 40% or more than 70% of calories from carbohydrates carried a higher risk of mortality.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 17, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Diets and dieting Food science Life expectancy Health Medical research Life and style Source Type: news

Stocking EpiPens at Restaurants Might Reduce Fatal Allergic Reactions Stocking EpiPens at Restaurants Might Reduce Fatal Allergic Reactions
If restaurants and other food establishments stocked epinephrine autoinjectors, the number of fatal allergic reactions, known as anaphylaxis, could decrease, a small study in Canada suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Women With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Less Likely to Receive Effective Contraceptives Women With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Less Likely to Receive Effective Contraceptives
Women with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) are less likely to receive effective reversible contraception, a large study shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Low-carb diets could shorten life, study suggests
Moderate carbohydrate consumption is best for health and longevity, researchers say. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Broken Bones May Mean Higher Death Risk for Older Adults
A new study has found that breaking major bones (femur, pelvis, vertebra, rib) may lead to higher mortality rates for those over age 50. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - August 17, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Statins associated with improvement of rare lung disease
This study suggests that oral statin therapy may be a new approach for patients with autoimmune pulmonary alveolar proteinosis.AUTHORSThe study ’s co-senior authors are Dr. Elizabeth Tarling of UCLA and Dr. Bruce Trapnell of Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Cincinnati, Ohio. Other authors are listed in the journal article.JOURNALThe study was  published in the journal Nature Communications. FUNDINGThe National Institutes of Health funded the research.Learn more about the  cardiovascular research theme at UCLA.  (Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences)
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Long lingering pesticides may increase risk for autism: Study
Autism is a complex disorder with largely unknown causes. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Eating carbs in moderation lowers your risk of early death
The study of 15,400 people, led by Harvard School of Public Health, found eating too many or too few carbs is damaging to health. But if they make up 50 percent of your diet, you may well live longer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating This Many Carbs Is Linked to a Longer Life
When it comes to carbs, your best nutrition strategy might be the oldest one in the book: moderation. That’s according to a new study published in The Lancet Public Health, which finds that people who get about half of their total calories from carbohydrates may be at a lower risk of early death than those who follow either very high- or very low-carb diets. The researchers estimated that people who ate a moderate amount of carbohydrates at age 50 had a life expectancy of around 83, compared to 82 for high-carb eaters and 79 for low-carb eaters. For the study, researchers analyzed data provided by nearly 15,500 midd...
Source: TIME: Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Adult Smokers More Apt to Use E-Cigarettes Than Nonsmokers Adult Smokers More Apt to Use E-Cigarettes Than Nonsmokers
Current smokers are more likely than ex-smokers or adults who have never smoked to use e-cigarettes, according to a Swedish study that concludes e-cigarettes might not work as a cessation aid.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Second Sight inks $5m private placement deal
Second Sight Medical (NSDQ:EYES) said today it inked a $5 million private placement deal with funds slated to support continued development and testing of its implantable visual prosthetic technology. The Los Angeles-based company said it is selling approximately 3.2 million shares of common stock at $1.55 per share to entities owned by its board chair Gregg Williams, effective on August 14. Second Sight said it expects to net gross proceeds of approximately $5 million to help support a feasibility study of its Orion cortical visual prosthesis system, continued development of its Argus 2s next-gen devices and collecti...
Source: Mass Device - August 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Optical/Ophthalmic Wall Street Beat Second Sight Source Type: news

Links seen between asthma and ADHD
(Reuters Health) - There may be a strong connection between asthma and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) that makes people with one condition more likely to develop the other one, a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Smelling things that aren't there could be a sign: Study
About one in 15 people reported the "phantom smells" that didn't go away. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Electromed touts SmartVest non-cystic fybrosis bronchiectasis study data
Electromed (NSDQ:ELMD) today released results from an independent clinical study exploring the use of high frequency chest wall oscillation therapy with its SmartVest, touting that it significantly reduced severe exacerbations and hospitalizations for non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis patients. Findings from the study were presented at the World Bronchiectasis Conference in Washington D.C., the New Prague, Minn.-based company said. “Preventing exacerbations and maintaining pulmonary function is vital to the health and well-being of bronchiectasis patients. This independent study builds on previously publis...
Source: Mass Device - August 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Electromed Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetics can reduce risk for cardiovascular disease, study says
People with type 2 diabetes can significantly reduce cardiovascular disease risk with proper treatment and not smoking, according to a study in Sweden. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Quitting smoking improves your health, even if you gain weight, study finds
New research finds both good news and bad news for smokers who worry about packing on extra pounds when they try to quit (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weight-loss surgery linked to better job prospects
(Reuters Health) - Obese adults who get surgery to lose weight may have an easier time getting a full-time job than they would without these operations, a French study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Masimo, Dominion bury the hatchet in blood monitoring IP infringement suit
Diagnostic tech developer Masimo (NSDQ:MASI) and rival Dominion have settled a suit over blood monitoring patents, according to recently released court documents. The two companies said they reached a settlement deal over a suit brought against Masimo by Dominion claiming it infringed on patents related to noninvasive blood monitoring technology. The agreement does not include payments from either company, and leaves both sides to pay for their own legal costs, according to court documents. The settlement deal was signed by US District Judge Beth Freeman on Tuesday. Earlier this week, Masimo released results from a st...
Source: Mass Device - August 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Diagnostics Legal News Dominion Assets Masimo Source Type: news

Physical activity in teenage girls can be improved with mental training, according to research
(Natural News) The level of physical activity of female teenagers can be enhanced with mental training, according to a study published in the Journal of Sport and Health Science. The study was carried out by a team of researchers from the University of Tehran and Tehran University of Medical Sciences who investigated whether mental training can improve... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Highly compensated doctors often fail to disclose relationships with medical device companies
A recent study published in  JAMA Surgery found that when it comes to reporting conflicts of interest in regards to compensation from medical device companies, doctors aren’t always completely forthcoming.  Researchers discovered that only 37.3 percent of publications written by a sample of doctors receiving the greatest compensation from device companies declared all relevant conflicts of interest.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 16, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Study: You can reshape your gut microbiome for the better by eating more nori
(Natural News) Improve your gut health by eating nori seaweed. In a study published in the journal Nature, the seaweed most commonly used as a wrap for sushi has been found to contain a specific carbohydrate that could help encourage the growth of certain probiotic strains. The study, carried out by a team of researchers... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Warning About Benzodiazepine Use and Dementia Risk New Warning About Benzodiazepine Use and Dementia Risk
In the largest study of its kind to date, investigators found a modest but worrisome association between use of benzodiazepines and an increased risk for Alzheimer's disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 16, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Free continuing education for public library staff
Are you a public library staff member? Are you looking for health programming ideas? Do want to improve your ability to respond to health information requests? The National Network of Libraries of Medicine provides free online training. Some of the courses may even qualify for continuing education credit that can be applied to the Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS). Here are some of NNLM’s upcoming online education opportunities with topics of interest for public libraries.  Unless noted, these trainings are delivered via webinar. Please note time zones. Be sure to sign up early, as some online cl...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - August 16, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Kate Flewelling Tags: All of Us Blog Consumer Health Education Outreach Source Type: news

Feeling lonely? You might need to get more sleep, study says
Sleep deprivation ​ can turn us into "social lepers," a leading sleep researcher says (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Much Can Genomic Data Really Affect Behavior? How Much Can Genomic Data Really Affect Behavior?
Past studies have suggested that providing genetic risk data to patients is unlikely to change behavior; a new, large study challenges that view.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Pancreatic Cyst Fluid Analysis: Predictor of Malignancy? Pancreatic Cyst Fluid Analysis: Predictor of Malignancy?
Dr Lowenfels comments on a study that examines whether four protein markers present in the pancreatic cyst fluid increased the predictive accuracy of detecting a high-risk IPMN.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

I Didn't Study Medicine to Prescribe Weed
(MedPage Today) -- Medical marijuana brings new uncertainties for physicians (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 16, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Major global study determines 1 out of every 5 deaths is caused by poor diet
(Natural News) A study in The Lancet revealed that poor, unhealthy diet has now become the primary cause of one in five deaths worldwide. The research, carried out by the University of Washington‘s Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) showed that a diet that is low in whole grains, fruit, nuts and seeds, and fish oils, and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Don't jack with nature: Electively shortening pregnancy causes higher risk of disease for the child
(Natural News) Expecting women, beware: Having your babies early can increase their risk of heart- and lung-related complications later in life. This is the warning issued by the researchers behind a recent study, which joins the growing body of work connecting premature births to health risks. Led by Dr. Isabel Ferreira of the University of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The NIH Loosens Grip on Gene Therapy Trials
The agency proposes ceding its scrutiny of these studies to the FDA. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - August 16, 2018 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

UAMS Gets $2M to Study How Best to Feed Soldiers in Combat
A University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences researcher received a five-year, $2.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to determine the best possible nutrition for military personnel in combat and combat training. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - August 16, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Opt-out organ donation register ‘unlikely to increase donations’
Plans to move to an opt-out organ donation register are unlikely to spark an increase in the number of donations, according to a new study by researchers at Queen Mary University of London. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - August 16, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Does Radioactive Iodine Post Reoperation Improve Thyroid Cancer Outcomes?
A study shows that receipt of radioactive iodine after reoperation may not be associated with improved outcomes. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Bryant Furlow Source Type: news

Several Genetic Variants Associated With Increased TNBC Risk
A study using multigene panel testing identified several pathogenic variants associated with an increased risk of triple-negative breast cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Source Type: news

That stinks! 1 in 15 Americans smell odors that aren ’t there
NIH study reveals prevalence of and risk factors for phantom odor perception. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - August 16, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Earlier onset of type 1 diabetes linked to greater heart risk, shorter life
(Reuters Health) - The earlier a child is diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, the greater the risk of heart disease and a life shortened by as much as 18 years, a large study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

New study busts myths on A&E closure debate
Welcome to HSJ’s Performance Watch expert briefing. Our fortnightly newsletter on the most pressing performance matters troubling system leaders. Contact me in confidence here. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - August 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Neural Substrates of Psychological vs Physical Harm Neural Substrates of Psychological vs Physical Harm
Using fMRI, this study examined the extent to which moral judgments of physical and psychological harms are similarly processed, and whether this differs among patients with autism spectrum disorder.Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news