Young blood company stops unproven anti-aging treatments after FDA warning
Wannabe vampires, beware: The US Food and Drug Administration warned Tuesday against using plasma infusions from young blood donors to ward off the effects of normal aging as well as other more serious conditions. Plasma, the liquid portion of the blood, contains proteins that help clot blood. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Morning Break: FDA's'Young Blood' Warning; Md. Price-Gouging Law DOA at High Court; Flurry of Approvals
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - February 20, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Bird flu outbreak warning: UK travellers warned over NEW strain - signs and symptoms
BIRD FLU is a deadly infectious virus that can spread to humans, and may cause headaches, sickness, or a high fever. But, a new avian flu strain has been spotted, and UK travellers have been warned to look out for the deadly bird flu symptoms. These are the virus signs you should know about. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Glyphosate exposure found to hike non-Hodgkin lymphoma risk by 41% ... and this deadly weed killer chemical inundates our food supply
(Natural News) Natural News has been warning for years that glyphosate – the primary ingredient in Roundup, the world’s most widely used weed killer – causes cancer. Though studies were published in peer-reviewed journals confirming this link, Monsanto was able to use its massive political clout and almost bottomless funds to tear these studies apart... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer warning - have you got smelly poo? This is when you should see a doctor
CANCER symptoms vary depending on which part of the body is affected by a tumour. You could be at risk of deadly tumour signs if you notice this smell after doing a poo. It could be a warning symptom of pancreatic cancer. Should you see a doctor? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Startup halts treatment using young people's blood after warning
Ambrosia Health charged thousands of dollars for infusions of plasma from teens and young adults (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Young blood' Alzheimer's treatments slapped with warning by FDA commissioner
Treatments offering to combat dementia and other Alzheimer's Disease-related conditions with infusions of blood from young donors were slapped Tuesday by the Food and Drug Administration, prompting at least one company to cease treatments. The statement by FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb shines a light on the work of a handful of companies operating in the Bay Area — including at least one in human clinical trials — but focuses on "establishments in several states" that offer plasma infusions… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 19, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Infusions of young blood not proven 'safe or effective', US government warns
FDA warning is blow to anti-age treatment fad that claims it could improve strength and memory and even combat Alzheimer ’sThe US government has warned that older people should not be paying to have their veins filled with the blood of young people, in a blow for what was becoming a fad anti-aging treatment.Ina statement on Tuesday the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said infusions of plasma from young donors into older clients “should not be assumed to be safe or effective”, and said it was “concerned that some patients are being preyed upon by unscrupulous actors” charging thousands of do...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 19, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Adam Gabbatt in New York Tags: Ageing Science US news Source Type: news

Vascular dementia warning - five early warning signs you may be may be ignoring
VASCULAR dementia symptoms include memory loss, difficulty concentrating, or having slow thoughts. But you could also be at risk of the brain condition if you have any of these early warning signs. Should you speak to a doctor about vascular dementia? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eczema warning - when you should STOP using emollient moisturisers revealed
ECZEMA could be treated with cream, ointments and moisturisers. How can you get rid of the dry skin condition at home? Using emollients could help to reduce inflammation and relieve the itchy and sore signs of eczema. But, this is when you should stop using your emollient moisturisers straight away. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Using kitchen knives for survival
(Natural News) You might think that you are safest when you are at home, but home invasions can happen without warning and at any moment. Fortunately, since no one else knows your home as much as you and your family do, simply put, you have the home advantage. There are many everyday items in your... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parkinson’s disease warning: One common bowel habit that could signal the condition
PARKINSON ’S disease has a wide range of symptoms, some of which could be very surprising. Most people associate the condition with movement problems, but experiencing this common bowel issue could also be a sign. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parkinson’s disease warning: One common bowel habit could signal the disease
PARKINSON ’S disease has a wide range of symptoms, some of which could be very surprising. Most people associate the condition with movement problems, but experiencing this common bowel issue could also be a sign. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prostate cancer warning - how long do you take to wee? The one sign when passing urine
PROSTATE cancer symptoms include passing more urine than normal, having to rush to the toilet, and finding blood in your wee. But you could also be at risk of a deadly tumour if it takes you this long to pass urine when using the toilet. Are you at risk of prostate cancer? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin B12 deficiency - the warning sign on your legs you should never ignore
VITAMIN B12 deficiency symptoms can develop slowly, and may include feeling very tired, difficulty breathing, and having a sharp 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 sign on your legs. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure warning - the one sign that could lead to ‘imminent organ damage’
HIGH blood pressure symptoms can include headaches, chest pain, and finding blood in your urine. But you could also be at risk of deadly hypertension if you have this sign - and it could even lead to organ damage. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Possible Parkinson's'Pandemic' Looms: Report
TUESDAY, Feb. 19, 2019 -- The number of people living with Parkinson's disease worldwide could double in the next two decades, experts project. In a report warning of a possible Parkinson's " pandemic, " researchers say the stage is set for cases to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Antidepressants for children and teens
Antidepressants have warnings about suicidal thinking, but they may also provide the most effective treatment for your child's depression. These facts can help guide your decision. (Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart attack symptoms: Seven warning signs you need to call 999 IMMEDIATELY
HEART ATTACK symptoms: Most people associate having a heart attack with pain in the chest and don ’t realise there are also a host of other symptoms. In some cases, victims of a heart attack may not even experience chest pain at all. Here are seven warning signs of a heart attack to watch out for. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Contact lens warning - the FIVE things you should NEVER do if you wear contact lenses
CONTACT lenses help to correct patients ’ out-of-focus vision, and they’re a day-long replacement for glasses. But, if you wear contact lenses, it’s crucial that you clean them regularly to keep your eyes healthy, and to avoid infections. These are the five things you should never do with contact lenses. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Egyptian woman issues warning to Americans: ‘Wake up’ or be destroyed from within by Islamic immigration
(Natural News) During past periods of mass immigration to the United States, native-born Americans often warned of dire consequences to our culture, traditions, and founding. They worried that too many immigrants would ‘water down’ American mores, values, and customs. For the first 100 or so years of our existence, Congress did not place many restrictions... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parkinson’s disease warning - the sexual symptom you should never ignore
PARKINSON ’S disease symptoms can develop slowly over a long period of time, and could be caused by nerve damage in the brain. You could be at risk of the neurodegenerative condition if you have this sexual sign. Are you at risk of Parkinson’s disease? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency warning - the one bedtime symptom you should never ignore
VITAMIN D deficiency symptoms can include feeling very tired and fatigued, and developing aches and pains. But you could also be at risk of the condition, and should consider adding more vitamin D-rich foods to your diet, if you have this bedtime sign. Should you consider taking ‘sunshine’ supplements? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Good Morning America' skewers breast thermography
The use of thermography in place of conventional mammography for breast screening...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDA: Thermography no substitute for mammography FDA hits firm with thermography warning letter Health Canada issues thermography warning FDA issues breast thermography warning (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 18, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency warning - the feeling in your knees you should never ignore
VITAMIN D deficiency symptoms include feeling very tired, having aches and pains, or even feeling very sleepy. But you could also be at risk of the condition, and should consider adding more vitamin D-rich foods to your diet, if you have this feeling in your knees. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2 warning - the refreshing fruit you should AVOID or risk high blood sugar
DIABETES type 2 risk could be lowered by making some diet or lifestyle changes. You can reduce your chances of developing high blood sugar symptoms and signs by avoiding certain foods. Diabetes patients should steer clear of this fruit, or risk high blood sugar. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deer in 24 states infected with chronic wasting disease
Chronic wasting disease has been detected in wild deer, elk or moose in 24 states, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warning hunters to avoid handling or eating potentially infected meat. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Mother Learns the Identity of Her Child ’ s Grandmother. A Sperm Bank Threatens to Sue.
The results of a consumer genetic test identified the mother of the man whose donated sperm was used to conceive Danielle Teuscher ’ s daughter. Legal warnings soon followed. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JACQUELINE MROZ Tags: Artificial Insemination Sperm Families and Family Life Genetics and Heredity Tests (Medical) Privacy 23andMe California Cryobank Donor Sibling Registry Portland (Ore) Spokane (Wash) your-feed-science Source Type: news

The predictive value of triage early warning score (TEWS) on mortality of trauma patients presenting to the Emergency Department - Torun G, Durak VA.
INTRODUCTION: Posttraumatic injuries are among the most frequent reasons of admission to emergency room services (ERs). In the first assessment of the cases, ATLS protocols recommends use of triage decision scheme consisting of parametres of abnormal physi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Risk factors, warning signs, and intent in referred patients of suicide attempt after recovery - Sharma S, Kherada S, Gocher S, Goya D.
The objective of this study was to find out whether those who attempted suicide and recovered perceived if... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

FDA goes after California stem cell doc for unapproved breast implant device
The FDA this week sent a warning letter to a Beverly Hills, Calif.-based surgeon for their marketing of an unapproved implantable device, dubbed the Pocket Protector, which the surgeon claims can prevent and treat capsular contracture, or scar tissue tightening, during breast implant procedures. In its letter, the federal watchdog also accuses the surgeon, Dr. Mark Berman, of “significant deviations from the FDA’s quality system requirements and current good manufacturing practices,” including charges related to the sterility of implantable devices. “This is not the first time the FDA has notified D...
Source: Mass Device - February 15, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cosmetic/Aesthetic Featured Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Stem Cells Source Type: news

AI can write just like me. Brace for the robot apocalypse | Hannah Jane Parkinson
I ’ve seen how OpenAI’s GPT2 system can produce a column in my style. We must heed Elon Musk’s warnings of AI doomElon Musk, recently busying himself withcalling people “pedo” on Twitter and potentiallyviolating US securities law with what wasperhaps just a joke about weed– both perfectly normal activities – is now involved in a move to terrify us all. The non-profit he backs, OpenAI, has developed an AI system so good it had me quaking in my trainers when it was fed an article of mine and wrote an extension of it that was a perfect act of journalistic ventriloqu ism.Related:New AI...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 15, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Jane Parkinson Tags: Artificial intelligence (AI) Computing Consciousness Science Technology Elon Musk DeepMind Media Alphabet Source Type: news

Cybersecurity Mental Health Warning -- 1 In 6 CISOs Now Medicate Or Use Alcohol
With CISOs turning to medication and alcohol to deal with the stresses that the role brings, what needs to be done to ensure their mental health and the cybersecurity of the business are both properly looked after? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Davey Winder, Contributor Source Type: news

Nigeria: Abia Doctors Go On Warning Strike Over Salary Arrears
[Guardian] Umuahia -Abia State chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has embarked on a three-day warning strike with effect from Thursday, February 14.NMA, in a statement yesterday, noted that the warning strike became inevitable as the state government refused to pay the 11 months salaries owed doctors at the Abia State University Teaching Hospital (ABSUTH) and eight months arrears at State Hospitals Management Board (SHMB). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Father has a life-saving transplant with the donor heart beating in a box
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT James Walton, from Stoke-on-Trent, was given the emergency transplant after his aorta burst in January. He is the the third person in the UK to undergo the procedure. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prostate cancer warning: How strong is your urine stream? Three signs you shouldn’t ignore
PROSTATE cancer symptoms can be difficult to spot during its early stages, but usually affect the way you pass urine. You could be at risk of the disease ’s signs and symptoms if you notice small changes to your toilet habits. These are the symptoms you should look out for when you pass urine. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Today, the @US_FDA issued a warning letter citing safety concerns regarding an illegally marketed device that claims to prevent and treat tightening of scar tissue around breast implants. Read the more about the warning letter here: https://go.usa.gov/xEUks  
Today, the @US_FDA issued a warning letter citing safety concerns regarding an illegally marketed device that claims to prevent and treat tightening of scar tissue around breast implants. Read the more about the warning letter here: https://go.usa.gov/xEUks  (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - February 14, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: ( at FDADeviceInfo) Source Type: news

FDA issues warning letter to doctor for illegally marketing unapproved device with claims to prevent and treat tightening of scar tissue around breast implants
(Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - February 14, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Osteoporosis warning - Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, warns over ‘ridiculous’ diet plans
OSTEOPOROSIS is a condition that weakens the bones, making them more likely to break, and symptoms can include long-term pain. Camilla Parker-Bowles, the Duchess of Cornwall, has warned against certain diets that may increase the risk of painful osteoporosis. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Precious antibiotics still being used to boost animal growth: OIE
Farmers in 45 countries still use antibiotics to boost animal growth, despite warnings from health experts and bans on the practice in many parts of the world, the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

As global insect population plunges toward total ecological collapse, the corporate-run media still censors the truth about GMOs and pesticides
(Natural News) For more than a decade, Natural News has been warning the public about the dangers of the use of chemical pesticides and herbicides, and the genetic modification of plants to withstand the onslaught of such chemicals. In return, Natural News – like most members of the independent media – has been vilified, mocked... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer symptoms: Six warning signs that could indicate penile cancer
CANCER symptoms can be mistaken for less serious health conditions which can lead to the disease being ignored. To increase your chance of survival, here are six signs of penile cancer you need to know. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC issues warning over potentially contaminated raw milk
A dangerous drug-resistant bacteria is connected the consumption of raw milk ​ in 19 states (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA issues first warning letter under DSCA for opioid distribution
McKesson Corp is back in the spotlight for opioid-related violations — this time involving rules under the 2013 Drug Supply Chain Security Act. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - February 13, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Back pain warning - the one sleep position that could be causing your lower backache
BACK pain could be prevented by watching your diet or by doing certain exercises. But you could be raising your risk of lower back pain symptoms and backache by sleeping in a specific way. This is the worst sleep position for back pain. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart attack tied to edible marijuana is a warning to doctors
(Reuters Health) - As medical and recreational marijuana becomes legal in more and more places, experts worry there isn't enough science on the risks and benefits of the drug, especially for patients with heart disease. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Rare reaction to a drug for her 'mood swings' left 14-year-old girl with a near-fatal rash
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT Ashley SIlverman, 14, from Los Angeles, California, was prescribed Lamictal in November by a psychiatrist to treat her 'abnormal mood swings'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia warning - the BEST exercise to lower your risk of Alzheimer’s disease revealed
DEMENTIA risk could be lowered by making some exercise or diet changes. You could reduce your chances of Alzheimer ’s disease symptoms and signs by doing this sport every week. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency symptoms: Three warning signs you need a sunshine supplement
VITAMIN D deficiency symptoms is more likely to develop during this winter months because the main source of the vitamin, the sun, is in short supply. Watch out for these three signs you may be lacking the ‘sunshine vitamin’. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Man Who Led Team to Approve LASIK Now Says It Was a Mistake Man Who Led Team to Approve LASIK Now Says It Was a Mistake
Years after he left the FDA and met people hurt by the procedure, Morris Waxler says he now sees the risks as too high and wants the FDA to add warnings. The FDA and an industry group respond.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news