Vitamin B12 deficiency warning - five ‘peculiar’ symptoms you may be missing
VITAMIN B12 deficiency symptoms can be difficult to spot, and may develop very slowly over a long period of time. These are the “peculiar” signs of a B12 deficiency you shouldn’t ignore. Should you consider adding more vitamin B12 foods to your diet? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Warning Letters 2019
These letters are supplied by the CDER Freedom of Electronic Information Office. This page only covers Office of Prescription Drug Promotion (formerly Division of Drug Marketing, Advertising and Communications) and CDER Headquarters Warning Letters. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - May 23, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

New Hampshire Child Didn ’ t Have Measles, Had Vaccine Reaction
KEENE, N.H. (CBS) – A child in New Hampshire who was initially diagnosed with the measles last week actually had a reaction to the vaccine and is not infected with the virus, the state’s Department of Health and Human Services said Thursday. The department released a statement Sunday warning the public that a child had been diagnosed with infectious measles and had been at three locations in Keene. But further lab tests revealed that this was not an infection but rather a reaction to the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine, which is made using a weakened version of the virus to build up a person’s immun...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Measles New Hampshire News Source Type: news

Dementia warning: The hidden sign of Alzheimer’s disease in your ears you shouldn't ignore
DEMENTIA symptoms can be difficult to sport in its early stages, and they vary from person to person. But, you may be missing one of the earliest warning signs of Alzheimer ’s in your ears. Should you speak to a doctor about dementia symptoms? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

African swine fever threatens French deli meats producers
French deli meats makers are being squeezed by a surge in pork prices linked to an African swine fever epidemic that has decimated the pig herd in China, they said on Thursday, warning of potential bankruptcies in the sector. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes warning: Blood sugar risk after spending too much time in the sun revealed
TYPE 2 diabetes is a lifelong condition which means the need to be extra vigilant at all times, and this includes when on holiday. Sunbathing, medication and the food and drink consumed can all cause symptoms to flare up. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pollen count warning: Hay fever patients at risk today - symptoms to watch out for
POLLEN COUNT UK forecast: Hay fever patients could be at risk of unwanted allergy symptoms today , the Met Office has revealed. These are the signs and symptoms of hay fever to watch out for. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stomach bloating warning: The ingredient in food that could be making you bloated
STOMACH bloating is a commonly reported digestive issue, with up to 15 to 30 per cent of the general population experiencing discomfort. But what is it that causes it? A particular ingredient in some low sugar snacks could be the culprit. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Cites Defibrillator Battery Maker for Quality Violations
A November 2018 FDA inspection has resulted in a warning letter for Zeller Power Products. The Wallace, ID-based company makes a replacement battery for Cardiac Science's PowerHeart Automated External Defibrillator (AED) G3. FDA said its inspection revealed that Zeller didn't have design validation documentation to justify the battery's five-year shelf life and an operational guarantee of up to four years after installation. The firm also failed to validate software used on the battery's printed circuit boards. A Zeller management representative provided the FDA investigator a product in...
Source: MDDI - May 22, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency warning: The common symptom you may be overlooking - are you at risk?
VITAMIN D deficiency symptoms can be very subtle, and may easily be missed. But you could be at risk of the condition, and may need to add more vitamin D-rich foods to your diet or spend more time in the sun, if you have this hidden sign. Should you speak to a doctor? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parkinson’s disease symptoms: This warning in your your feet could be a sign
PARKINSON ’S disease is a worrying condition that brings up a lot questions such as; ‘will I get better’, ‘is there a cure’, ‘can I carry on driving’ and ’how will my family cope’? The progressive disorder has many different symptoms - one warning being in your feet. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

With potential to boost profits by up to 20 per cent, a woman ’s place is at work, says UN labour agency
Businesses perform better – sometimes by as much as 20 per cent – when they employ more women in top positions, UN labour experts said on Wednesday, warning nonetheless that most still pay lip-service to the idea of gender equality in the boardroom.  (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - May 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Heart attack symptoms: Three warning signs that could mean your life's at risk
HEART attacks are considered a serious medical emergency which can prove fatal depending on the circumstances, so recognising the symptoms as early as possible is extremely important. There are three major signs you should look out for. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

37 Tornadoes Hit Four Midwest States
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A dangerous storm system in the Midwest produced dozens of tornadoes for the second consecutive day Tuesday, demolishing a racetrack grandstand and damaging buildings in a wild animal park in Missouri but sparing St. Louis, the biggest city in its path. Two deaths, both in Missouri, were blamed on the severe weather that started in the Southern Plains Monday night and moved to the northeast. Missouri and parts of Illinois and Arkansas were in the crosshairs Tuesday. By Wednesday, the storm will move into Great Lakes region, where it will weaken. But another storm system was gathering steam for later ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 22, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news

Dementia warning: Common sign of Alzheimer’s you may be missing - and it happens at home
DEMENTIA symptoms can be difficult to spot in its early stages, and vary from person to person. But, you may be missing one of the earliest warning signs of dementia at home. Should you speak to a doctor about Alzheimer ’s disease? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Britain risks a 'big mistake' on cannabis, warns NHS chief
The warning from Simon Stevens – in a speech to 300 doctors – comes six months after the UK Government legalised medicinal cannabis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The unique device identifier (UDI) for medical devices will ultimately improve patient safety, modernize post-market surveillance, and facilitate innovation. The FDA issued the first warning letter for UDI violations to help ensure compliance. Read more: https://go.usa.gov/xmw74  
The unique device identifier (UDI) for medical devices will ultimately improve patient safety, modernize post-market surveillance, and facilitate innovation. The FDA issued the first warning letter for UDI violations to help ensure compliance. Read more: https://go.usa.gov/xmw74  (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - May 21, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: ( at FDADeviceInfo) Source Type: news

Vitamin B12 deficiency warning: The subtle change to your skin that could reveal your risk
VITAMIN B12 deficiency symptoms include tiredness, difficulty breathing, and having a tingling pain in your hands. But you could also be at risk of a vitamin B12 deficiency, and should consider adding more B12-rich foods to your diet, if you notice this subtle change to your skin. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5G Danger: Hundreds of respected scientists sound the alarm about health effects as 5G networks go up nationwide
(Natural News) Even though many in the scientific community are loudly warning about the potential health effects that 5G technology could have on the general population, Verizon and AT&T are starting to put up their 5G networks in major cities all across the nation.  Today, the total number of cell phones exceeds the entire population of the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CQC issues warning on learning disability patients in segregation
The Care Quality Commission has called for action to fix the “broken system” that leads to people with a learning disability or autism being segregated in hospital. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 21, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Pollen count warning: Forecast today revealed - the worst time to go outside for hay fever
POLLEN COUNT forecast: The Met Office has forecasted hay fever sufferers to endure unwanted symptoms today. This is the worst time to go outside if you have hay fever - it could trigger signs of the allergy, including sneezing and watering eyes. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Don't be complacent over laughing gas risks, say nurses
Nurses are warning drug use can cause breathing and heart problems - and sometimes death. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Slams the Use of Unauthorized Diabetes Management Devices
FDA is hoping to put the brakes on the use of unapproved or unauthorized devices for diabetes management. The federal agency is putting out a stern warning that the use of these unauthorized technologies could result in inaccurate blood glucose measurements or unsafe insulin dosing. This in turn could lead to injury requiring medical intervention or even death. In a release, the agency said it is aware that patients may choose to create these systems or purchase unauthorized or unapproved components or systems because of personal preference or for cost reasons. FDA said it is concerned that patients may not fully be aware ...
Source: MDDI - May 20, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Lung cancer warning: Three easy ways to avoid a deadly tumour - are you at risk?
LUNG cancer symptoms include having a cough that won ’t go away, unexplained weight loss and developing severe chest pain. But you could lower your risk of the disease by making just a few diet and exercise swaps. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breakthrough as scientists can now spot leading cause of cardiac arrest in young people
Oxford University scientists have found a way to use MRI scanners to picture the arrangement of muscle fibres in the heart to pick out warning signs of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump's EPA shifts more environmental enforcement to states
A small town in Oklahoma is warning communities about the Trump administration's environmental policies (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Prescription drugs in America are completely USELESS for long-term health "fixes"
(Natural News) When a medical doctor prescribes drugs for symptoms, those warning signs may “go away” for a short while, but the root of the problem always festers. That’s because nearly all medications are chemically concocted in a laboratory and then “assigned” to bad health symptoms, and are doing nothing more than sweeping the “dust”... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin B12 deficiency warning - how to reveal your risk when you use the toilet
VITAMIN B12 deficiency symptoms include tiredness, difficulty breathing, and having a tingling pain on your tongue. But you could also be at risk of a vitamin B12 deficiency, and should consider adding more B12-rich foods to your diet, by checking your poo after using the toilet. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Investors keep food firms on warning over antibiotics
An investor group managing some $5 trillion said it was pleased with the steps taken by fast-food companies to cut the use of antibiotics in their products and will continue to monitor firms as its three-year-long engagement comes to an end. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2 warning - do you have this rash in the ‘warm, moist folds of your skin’?
DIABETES type 2 symptoms include unexplained weight loss, extreme tiredness, and passing more urine than normal. You could be at risk of high blood sugar if you develop a rash in the folds of your skin. Should you speak to a doctor about the signs of diabetes? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Conflict, Superstition and Inadequate Funds Hinder Ebola Fight
[Deutsche Welle] International aid organizations are warning that the Ebola outbreak in DR Congo could worsen in the face of instability, public distrust and a critical shortfall in funds to contain the deadly virus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Dengue fever – Réunion, France
On 16 March 2018, WHO was notified by the National International Health Regulations (IHR) Focal Point of France, through the European Commission Early Warning and Response System, of an increase in the number of dengue cases reported on La R éunion Island, France, since the beginning of 2018. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - May 20, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Pollen count warning: Forecast today revealed - how to avoid hay fever symptoms
POLLEN COUNT UK forecast: Hay fever patients can expect some unwanted allergy symptoms today . But how can you lower your risk of allergic rhinitis signs? This is how to prevent hay fever symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lung cancer warning: When your cough could be something serious - are you at risk?
LUNG cancer symptoms include having a cough that won ’t go away, unexplained weight loss and severe chest pain. But you could also be at risk of the disease if you have this distinctive cough. How long should you wait before seeing a doctor? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Latest Salmonella Outbreak: Do You Have Chickens In The Backyard?
Got chickens or other poultry in the backyard? Pay attention to this CDC warning. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 19, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Bowel cancer warning - four of the most common signs and symptoms you may be ignoring
BOWEL cancer symptoms can be difficult to spot, as they don ’t necessarily make you feel ill. These are the most common warning signs of bowel cancer to look out for. Could you be at risk of a deadly tumour? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Electrotherapy warning over bogus psychiatrist Zholia Alemi
Scotland's chief medic says Zholia Alemi may have prescribed ECT and wrongly detained mental health patients. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin B12 deficiency warning: Has your hair CHANGED colour? The colour to avoid
VITAMIN B12 deficiency symptoms can be difficult to spot, and may include tiredness, difficulty breathing and having a pain in your hands. But you could also be at risk of a vitamin B12 deficiency, and should consider adding more B12-rich foods to your diet, if your hair has changed colour. This is the hair colour to avoid. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Warns Against Use of Unauthorized Diabetes Devices FDA Warns Against Use of Unauthorized Diabetes Devices
The warning, based on a single case report, prompted responses from the developers of do-it-yourself artificial pancreas systems and JDRF.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - May 18, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Alert Source Type: news

Customers At Rockport Fish Shack May Have Been Exposed To Hepatitis A
ROCKPORT (CBS) – Officials at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health are warning customers of Ray Moore’s Fish Shack in Rockport that they may have been exposed to hepatitis A. An employee who worked at the restaurant from April 21-May 12 has been diagnosed with hepatitis A. Customers who dined during that time on cold or uncooked items such as salad, breads (including rolls and hot dog and hamburger buns), cold desserts, fruit or vegetable garnishes, condiments such as pickles and onions, chips and beverages containing ice should contact a doctor to receive treatment for possible exposure to hepatitis A...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Hepatitis A Rockport News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: MiraLAX (Polyethylene glycol 3350)
MiraLAX is a brand-name, over-the-counter product that ’s typically used to treat short-term constipation. It contains polyethylene glycol 3350, which also comes as store-branded generic products. MiraLAX comes as a powder that you mix with liquid to drink. Learn about side effects, warnings, dosage, and more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Constipation Source Type: news

J & amp;J Recalls Ethicon Circular Staplers
Through investigation of complaints and returned products, Johnson & Johnson's Ethicon business confirmed uncut washers in the stapler and malformed staples occur with its intraluminal circular staplers due to insufficient firing, which can compromise staple line integrity. When the washer is cut, confirming completion of the firing cycle, the surgeon experiences an audible and tactile crunch. Failure to cut the washer suggests complete 360-degree staple line failure, FDA noted. Surgeons use Ethicon Endo-Surgery Intraluminal Staplers in the gastrointestinal tract for creating connections between structures ...
Source: MDDI - May 17, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Augmentin (Amoxicillin/clavulanate potassium)
Augmentin (amoxicillin/clavulanate potassium) is a prescription medication that ’s used to treat infections caused by bacteria. It belongs to a class of drugs called penicillin antibiotics. Augmentin comes as an oral tablet and an oral liquid suspension. Learn about side effects, warnings, dosage, and more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Benadryl (diphenhydramine)
Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is a brand-name, over-the-counter product that's typically used to relieve symptoms of hay fever (seasonal allergies), other allergies, and the common cold. It's also used to relieve itchy skin due to insect bites, hives, and other causes. Learn about side effects, warnings, dosage, and more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy Source Type: news

High blood pressure - six hypertension signs that could cause ‘sudden death’ revealed
HIGH blood pressure symptoms include having a pounding in your chest, feeling short of breath, and finding blood in your urine. But you could also be at risk of deadly hypertension if you have any of these warning signs. They could cause “sudden death”. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Today, @US_FDA issued a Safety Communication, warning against the use of devices for diabetes management not authorized for sale in the US. https://go.usa.gov/xmdjA   #MedicalDevicepic.twitter.com/Y40fuwXqh8
Today, @US_FDA issued a Safety Communication, warning against the use of devices for diabetes management not authorized for sale in the US. https://go.usa.gov/xmdjA  #MedicalDevice pic.twitter.com/Y40fuwXqh8 (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - May 17, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: ( at FDADeviceInfo) Source Type: news

Brazilian butt-lift surgeons warned fat must ONLY be injected under the skin or the procedure
The warning comes after Danea Plasencia, 28, of Florida, died of complications soon after she underwent a Brazilian butt lift last week. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency warning - does your hair look like this? The hidden signs revealed
VITAMIN D deficiency symptoms include tiredness, feeling very sleepy, and even back pain. But you could also be at risk of the condition, and should consider adding more vitamin D-rich foods to your diet, if your hair has this tell-tale sign. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stomach bloating warning - the common 25p fruit you should avoid or risk trapped wind pain
STOMACH bloating could be caused by certain foods in your diet, or by eating too much in one go. You could be at risk of trapped wind pain and tummy aches if you regularly eat this common fruit. Do you suffer from stomach bloating? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2 warning: The ‘unusual smell’ you shouldn’t ignore - are you at risk?
DIABETES type 2 symptoms include unexplained weight loss, feeling very tired, and using the toilet more often than normal. But you could also be at risk of high blood sugar if you notice this “unusual smell”. Should you speak to a doctor about diabetes signs? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news