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Cannabidiol is 'not likely to be abused,' WHO says
Two separate substances, two separate approaches: The World Health Organization endorsed a gentle view of cannabidiol this week while issuing its sternest warning yet against synthetic opioid carfentanil. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dry skin warning: THIS is what your post-Christmas face is telling you about your diet
DRY skin is one of a number of skin concerns, along with spots, redness and puffy cheeks, that could be triggered by a poor diet this Christmas. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lung experts 'deeply concerned' by low flu jab uptake in England
Barely two in five people in at-risk groups have been vaccinated as NHS hospitals buckle under strain caused by cold snapFewer than half those eligible for a free winter flu jab have had one, despite high-profile warnings that this winter could bring the biggest flu outbreak in years, NHS figures reveal.The low uptake, which will alarm NHS bosses, come as many hospitals showed clear signs of starting to buckle under the extra demand for care caused by the cold snap that began last week.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 14, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Denis Campbell and Pamela Duncan Tags: Flu Vaccines and immunisation Society Flu pandemic Health World news NHS GPs Doctors Hospitals Infectious diseases Science Microbiology Source Type: news

Effective design considerations for medical device warning labels
By Michael Wiklund, Emergo Group Some people believe that warnings are useless; printed on medical devices only to offer legal protection. Indeed, manufacturers can and have been held liable for the “failure to warn,” and adding warnings neutralizes this claim. Get the full story here at the Emergo Group’s blog. The opinions expressed in this blog post are the author’s only and do not necessarily reflect those of MassDevice.com or its employees. The post Effective design considerations for medical device warning labels appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - December 14, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog Emergo Group Source Type: news

The surprising early warning sign of a DEADLY heart attack
HEART attack symptoms include chest pain, shortness of breath and lightheadedness. But, the life-threatening condition could be spotted early by this surprising sign. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Christmas party warning: Eat THIS for breakfast to CURE a hangover
CHRISTMAS party season is upon us, and it is likely to be accompanied by a spike in hangovers. However, eating eggs for breakfast can cure one, says an expert. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fentanyl test strips could lead to false sense of security, Health Canada warns
Fentanyl test strips don't always detect the presence of the deadly opioid and could give drug users a false sense of security, Health Canada is warning. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Graphic Point-of-Sale Cigarette Warnings May Encourage Teen Smoking (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- High-risk teens more likely to smoke after viewing images in lab study (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - December 13, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Cold weather WARNING: Set heating to THIS temperature to lower high blood pressure risk
HIGH blood pressure could be caused by cold weather, and may even lead to a heart attack. Setting the heating to at least 18 °C in your home may help to prevent cold weather health conditions, said the NHS and Met Office. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sex warning: Man becomes first in England to develop arthritis symptoms from an STI
SEXUALLY transmitted infections - passed on via sex - could lead to arthritis, warn experts. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA warns snorting cacao powder could cause asthma
The FDA has sent a warning letter to the makers of Coco Loko, a snort-able chocolate powder that the administration says encourages drug abuse and poses health risks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles warning: Outbreak spreads to FIVE UK areas - parents urged to vaccinate kids
A MEASLES outbreak has spread to five areas of the UK, including four cities and Surrey. Parents have been urged to make sure children are vaccinated to stop the deadly spread. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Salmonella WARNING: Stomach cramps are a sign as ‘worrying’ outbreak emerges
SALMONELLA cases have increased three per cent in the European Union since 2014, and experts have urged countries to take action. Here are the signs and symptoms to watch out for. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weather forecast UK WARNING: Can shovelling snow give you a heart attack?
WEATHER in the UK is set to remain cold, and snow lingers around much of the UK. But can shovelling it away trigger a heart attack? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA warns against eating raw cookie dough
The new warning highlights the potential dangers of consuming flour raw. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Dementia WARNING: A daily diet fizzy drink could increase Alzheimer’s risk by THREE times
DEMENTIA and stroke risk could be increased by drinking diet soft drinks daily, researchers have claimed. The risk of developing Alzheimer ’s disease increased almost three times compared to those that don’t drink diet fizzy drinks. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Dec. 13, 2017
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: FDA Warns Companies Selling Products as Alternatives to Illegal Drugs Warning letters have been sent to companies for marketing and selling... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 13, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Heart attack warning: THIS could be why the DEADLY condition happens mostly in the morning
HEART ATTACKS often happen in the morning, and researchers may be a step closer to finding out why. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Did Sanofi, WHO ignore warning signals on dengue vaccine?
CHICAGO/LONDON (Reuters) - When French drugmaker Sanofi published the results of clinical trials of children given its dengue vaccine two years ago, the overall findings were that it protected against the world's biggest and fastest growing mosquito-borne disease. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Aging parents: 8 warning signs of health problems
(Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stop snorting chocolate, FDA warns
The FDA has sent a warning letter to the makers of Coco Loko, a snort-able chocolate powder that the administration says encourages drug abuse and poses health risks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kids Continue to Die in Window-blind Accidents, Despite Safety Warnings Kids Continue to Die in Window-blind Accidents, Despite Safety Warnings
Even though window coverings have been recognized for decades as a safety hazard to children, injuries from blinds and shades still send many kids to the emergency room each year, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

FDA Warns Companies for Promoting Alternatives to Street Drugs
December 12, 2017 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today posted a warning letter to the marketers and distributors of Legal Lean Syrup, a drink, and Coco Loko, a “snortable” chocolate powder, for selling unapproved new drugs and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 12, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Bladder infection warning: Men are forgetting to exercise THESE unlikely muscles
BLADDER infections - or UTIs - can sometimes cause incontinence in men. But doing pelvic floor exercises could help. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pharma warning of Brexit impact to public-health emergencies
Report flags potential delays in action between Europe and UK (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - December 12, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Southern California Fires Grow as Crews Work to Protect Hillside Homes
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The fifth largest wildfire in California history expanded, ripping through dry brush atop a coastal ridge while crews struggled to keep flames from roaring down into neighborhoods amid fears of renewed winds. Firefighters protected foothill homes northwest of Los Angeles, making progress in residential areas while much of the fire's growth occurred to the north in unoccupied forest land, Santa Barbara County Fire Department spokesman Mike Eliason said Tuesday. "There were a couple of flare-ups in the hills that put on a light show last night, but they were expected. For now the teams are fight...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 12, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Christopher Weber, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news

News Quiz: Top Pediatrics Stories of 2017 News Quiz: Top Pediatrics Stories of 2017
Test your memory of the 2017 news stories most read by pediatricians with this short quiz, which covers drug warnings, vaccines, antibiotics, and strategies to reduce pain in hospitalized children.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

FDA warns companies for promoting alternatives to street drugs
The FDA today posted a warning letter to the marketers and distributors of Legal Lean Syrup, a drink, and Coco Loko, a “snortable” chocolate powder, for selling unapproved new drugs and misbranded drugs. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - December 12, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Trump's Environmental Nominees Advancing through Senate
Several nominations for key environmental posts within the Trump Administration are moving through the confirmation process in the Senate. The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee approved the nomination of Kathleen Harnett White to chair the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) along a party-line vote of 11 to 10. The ranking Democrat, Senator Tom Carper (DE) said that “it was painful to watch” White’s testimony during her confirmation hearing. “It was painful to hear. And we should not inflict this pain on the people of this country.” James Connaughton, former Chair...
Source: Public Policy Reports - December 12, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Meningitis B warning: Grieving parents of boy, 6, call for all children to be vaccinated
THE GRIEVING parents of a six-year-old boy who died from Meningitis B are calling for all children to be vaccinated against the deadly strain of the disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Recognize Warning Signs of Hypothermia
-- Hypothermia -- abnormally low body temperature -- is an ever-present danger during winter. It occurs when the body loses heat faster than it can be produced. The U.S. National Weather Service says warning signs of the dangerous condition... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 12, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Mother issues anxious bronchiolitis warning to parents
Beth Foster, 21, from Stourbridge in the West Midlands, posted a gut-wrenching photo of her baby girl on Facebook along with a strong message to other young parents. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA adds warnings about heart failure risk to labels of type 2 diabetes medicines containing saxagliptin and alogliptin
[4-5-2016] A U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) safety review has found that type 2 diabetes medicines containing saxagliptin and alogliptin may increase the risk of heart failure, particularly in patients who already have heart or kidney disease. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - December 11, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA updates label for stop smoking drug Chantix (varenicline) to include potential alcohol interaction, rare risk of seizures, and studies of side effects on mood, behavior, or thinking
[03-09-2015] The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning that the prescription smoking cessation medicine Chantix (varenicline) can change the way people react to alcohol. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - December 11, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA revises labels of SGLT2 inhibitors for diabetes to include warnings about too much acid in the blood and serious urinary tract infections
A U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) safety review has resulted in adding warnings to the labels of a specific class of type 2 diabetes medicines called sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors about the risks of too much acid in the blood and of serious urinary tract infections. Both conditions can result in hospitalization. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - December 11, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA warns of increased risk of death with IV antibacterial Tygacil (tigecycline) and approves new Boxed Warning
This update is in follow-up to the FDA Drug Safety Communication: Increased risk of death with Tygacil (tigecycline) compared to other antibiotics used to treat similar infections issued on September 1, 2010. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - December 11, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

FDA Drug Safety Communication: Revised recommendations for Celexa (citalopram hydrobromide) related to a potential risk of abnormal heart rhythms with high doses
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is clarifying dosing and warning recommendations for the antidepressant Celexa (citalopram hydrobromide; also available in generic form). (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - December 11, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Kids continue to die in window-blind accidents, despite safety warnings
(Reuters Health) - Even though window coverings have been recognized for decades as a safety hazard to children, injuries from blinds and shades still send many kids to the emergency room each year, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Study Recommends Complete Ban On Window Blinds With Cords
CHICAGO (AP) — Children’s injuries and deaths from window blinds have not stalled despite decades of safety concerns, according to a new U.S. study that recommends a complete ban on blinds with cords. Nearly 17,000 young children were hurt by window blinds between 1990 and 2015, and though most injuries were minor, almost 300 died, the study shows. Most deaths occurred when children became entangled or strangled by the cords. Image credit: CBS News Injuries continued even after manufacturers adopted voluntary safety standards including warning labels. The industry now has a plan in the works to make cordless bl...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Local TV Source Type: news

Partners hand back contract at 17,000-patient Bristol practice
GP partners at an inner-city Bristol practice serving 17,000 patients have handed in their notice, warning that six-figure funding cuts will leave them unable to maintain 'a fair and adequate service to our patients'. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - December 11, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

Snow weather forecast WARNING: Cold snap could trigger heart attack and stroke, NHS report
SNOWY weather over the weekend has been followed by cold snap that could trigger an increase in the number of heart attacks and strokes, the NHS has warned. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gestational diabetes linked to ADHD in children: Study suggests the need for addressing metabolic health before conception
(Natural News) Mothers who develop diabetes during their pregnancy — a condition that is known as gestational diabetes (GDM) — have an increased likelihood of having a child who will display attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms as early as six to 18 months of age. This is the warning researchers from the A*STAR Singapore... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New year weight loss diet warning: Experts reveal the four diets to AVOID
NEW YEAR will see a host of weight loss diets adopted by Britons in an attempt to shed the Christmas pounds. However, experts have advised steering clear of these five eating regimes. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why did climate scientists emit 30,000 tonnes of C02 this weekend? | Peter Kalmus
Around 25,000 of my colleagues flew to a conference, leaving a colossal carbon footprint in their wake. This makes our warnings less credible to the publicThis weekend, 25,000 Earth, Sun, and planetary scientists from across the US and abroad flew to New Orleans for the annual American Geophysical Union ’s Fall Meeting. These scientists study the impact global warming is having on Earth. Unfortunately, their air travel to and from the meeting will contribute to that warming by emitting around 30,000 tonnes of CO2.As an Earth scientist and AGU member myself, I know the importance of their work. Still, there ’s s...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 11, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Peter Kalmus Tags: Climate change Environment Science US news World news Source Type: news

This Nobel Laureate Is Worried U.S. Politics Could Endanger Scientific Research
(STOCKHOLM) — An American researcher who shared this year’s Nobel Prize for medicine bluntly criticized political developments at home in his address at the awards’ gala banquet Sunday night. Michael Rosbash, who was honored for his work on circadian rhythms — commonly called the body clock — expressed concern that U.S. government support such as that received by him and colleagues Jeffrey Hall and Michael Young is endangered. “We benefited from an enlightened period in the postwar United States. Our National Institutes of Health have enthusiastically and generously supported basic resea...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: David Keyton and Jim Heintz / AP Tags: Uncategorized Budget Donald Trump Federal Budget Immigration micharl rosbash nobel prize onetime overnight politics Science United States Source Type: news

Health warnings on cigarettes could deter young people
(Cancer Research UK) Young people are less likely to try cigarettes with the printed health warning 'Smoking kills' on each stick than standard cigarettes, according to a new study by Cancer Research UK published in Nicotine& Tobacco Research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sex health warning: Dangerous STIs you don’t want to catch this Christmas
SEXUAL intercourse - if unprotected - can bring with it a risk of sexually transmitted infections. Beware these four STIs. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A web-based GPS system for displacement monitoring and failure mechanism analysis of reservoir landslide - Li Y, Huang J, Jiang SH, Huang F, Chang Z.
It is important to monitor the displacement time series and to explore the failure mechanism of reservoir landslide for early warning. Traditionally, it is a challenge to monitor the landslide displacements real-timely and automatically. Globe Position Sys... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Dry skin warning: 10 conditions Britons ignore - and why that could be dangerous
DRY SKIN on the face is a problem often experienced during winter. However, along with eczema, psoriasis and acne it is one of ten skin conditions men and women are risking scarring by using make-up. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS 'teetering on the brink' East London GPs tell Jeremy Hunt
Scores of East London GPs have signed a letter to health secretary Jeremy Hunt and NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens warning that health service funding for their area has fallen far behind the needs of patients. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - December 8, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news