Mental illness hits half of us but British are finally fighting back
HALF of British adults have experienced mental health problems such as depression or stress, a shock new poll by the Sunday Express has revealed. The study found that women are most likely to suffer mental health issues. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.N.: Excessive Drinking Killed Over 3 Million People Worldwide in 2016
(GENEVA) — Drinking too much alcohol killed more than 3 million people in 2016, mostly men, the World Health Organization said. The U.N. health agency also warned that current policy responses are not sufficient to reverse trends predicting an increase in consumption over the next 10 years. In a new report Friday, the agency said that about 237 million men and 46 million women faced alcohol problems, with the highest prevalence in Europe and the Americas. Europe has the highest global per capita alcohol consumption, even though it has already dropped by 10 percent since 2010. Around a third of alcohol-related deaths...
Source: TIME: Health - September 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized Alcohol onetime Source Type: news

9 common-sense safety tips for women who run — and everyone else
For women, running alone has its risks, but that ’s not news to those who do it.A recent Runner ’s World survey reported that 43% of women said they experience harassment at least sometimes during a run, and the number increases to 58% for women under 30 — compared with 4% of all men. And the fatal... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Bonnie McCarthy Source Type: news

Promoting safe walking among older people: the effects of a physical and cognitive training intervention vs. physical training alone on mobility and falls among older community-dwelling men and women (the PASSWORD study): design and methods of a randomized controlled trial - Sipil ä S, Tirkkonen A, Hänninen T, Laukkanen P, Alén M, Fielding RA, Kivipelto M, Kokko K, Kulmala J, Rantanen T, Sihvonen SE, Sillanpää E, Stigsdotter-Neely A, Tormakangas T.
BACKGROUND: Safe and stable walking is a complex process involving the interaction of neuromuscular, sensory and cognitive functions. As physical and cognitive functions deteriorate with ageing, training of both functions may have more beneficial effects o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

One step at a time: a latent transitional analysis on changes in substance use, exposure to violence, and HIV/AIDS risk behaviors among female offenders - Jones AA, Gerke T, Striley CW, Whitehead N, Osborne V, Cottler LB.
The aim of this analysis is to identify latent subgroups of women based on substance use, exposure to violence, and risky sexual behaviors and quantify discrete stages of behavior change over time. Data comes from 317 women recruited from a Municipal Drug ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Partner influences on young women's risky drug and sexual behavior - Clark M, Buchanan R, Kovensky R, Leve LD.
BACKGROUND: Adolescent girls with a history of maltreatment are at heightened risk for health-risking behaviors, including unsafe sexual behaviors and drug use. However, few studies have examined the views of this population in regard to sexual partner cho... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Positive seatbelt sign with avulsed leiomyoma following motor vehicle accident leading to hemoperitoneum - Manoukian MAC, Tembhekar AR, Medeiros SE.
In this report, we describe a 29-year-old nulligra... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Sexual and reproductive healthcare for women asylum seekers in Switzerland: a multi-method evaluation - Cignacco E, Zu Sayn-Wittgenstein F, S énac C, Hurni A, Wyssmüller D, Grand-Guillaume-Perrenoud JA, Berger A.
BACKGROUND: Forced migration significantly endangers health. Women face numerous health risks, including sexual violence, lack of contraception, sexually transmitted disease, and adverse perinatal outcomes. Therefore, sexual and reproductive healthcare is ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

‘Dehumanising’ benefits system must be reformed, says UNISON
Women, working families, disabled people and ethnic minorities are being penalised by unjust policies which undermine their financial independence and leave some destitute, says UNISON. The union will today (Saturday) call on the Labour Party to campaign for a fair social security system that reverses cuts to work allowances and scraps the current two-child limit on benefits, including Universal Credit. A UNISON motion to the party’s women’s conference, which is taking place in Liverpool, says measures are needed to reduce the burden faced by low-income households from property costs. These include security of ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News social security system Universal credit Source Type: news

Op-Ed: Ovarian cancer is not discussed as much as it should be
September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month, and this is my story. It is also the story shared by 249,000 women diagnosed annually worldwide and over 1 million immediate family members and caregivers. I learned of my mother’s ovarian cancer diagnosis over the phone — we were separated by 10,000 miles. What followed in the next 11 months were a roller coaster of challenges, hope, healing, prayers and acceptance. My mother was the rock of my life, and, after 11 months of fighting the battle o f… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Runsi Sen Source Type: news

Mortality Rate From Heart Failure Higher in Women Than Men
FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 -- Despite decreases in overall heart failure incidence and mortality in ambulatory patients from 2009 to 2014, mortality rates remain higher in women than in men, according to a study recently published in CMAJ, the journal... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Bill Gates Talks to TIME About a Coming ‘Third Wave’ of Development in Africa
There’s a very big difference between simple and easy—especially when it comes to global health. It’s simple to eradicate polio—just get all children are vaccinated. It’s simple to reduce nighttime malaria infections—make sure everyone in malaria-endemic areas sleeps under a bed net. But none of that is easy. The tension between simple and easy is at play when it comes to eradicating poverty in the developing world too, as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation makes clear in its second annual Goalkeepers Data Report. In a conversation with TIME, Bill Gates points to two recent waves of...
Source: TIME: Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized onetime public health Source Type: news

Constipation could be cured by using ELECTRIC ZAPS
Experts at Monash University in Melbourne revealed constipated women having the electric wave therapy were over three times as likely to have two or more bowel movements per week. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mediterranean Diet Especially Protective Against Stroke in Women? Mediterranean Diet Especially Protective Against Stroke in Women?
Greater adherence to the Mediterranean diet was associated with lower risk for stroke in a UK population, with a stronger effect in women than in men.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Hispanic Heritage Month: Meet Norma Vega
This Hispanic Heritage Month, we’re highlighting Hispanic men and women who play a pivotal role in helping the American Red Cross accomplish its humanitarian mission every day. This week, we’d... {This is a content summary only. Click the blog post title to continue reading this post, share your comments, browse the blog and more!} (Source: Red Cross Chat)
Source: Red Cross Chat - September 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: American Red Cross Tags: Fun American Red Cross Los Angeles Region Hispanic Heritage Month Latina Latino Norma Vega Source Type: news

Lifestyle Change Curbs Need for Antihypertensive Agents Lifestyle Change Curbs Need for Antihypertensive Agents
Lifestyle interventions can reduce the need for antihypertensive medications in men and women with elevated blood pressure, a finding that supports the new hypertension guidelines, researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Lifestyle Interventions Cut Excess Gestational Weight Gain
FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 -- Lifestyle interventions focusing on diet and physical activity result in less excess gestational weight gain (GWG) among women with overweight and obesity, according to a study published in the September issue of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Family sues Ferguson nursing home over alleged rape of 84-year-old female resident
The family of an 84-year-old woman has filed a lawsuit against a Ferguson nursing home alleging she was raped while a resident there. The lawsuit was filed in St. Louis County Circuit Court by the woman’s daughter, Vivian Colette Green, against the nonprofit Christian Women’s Benevolent Association, which owns the Christian Care Home (CCH), a state licensed skilled nursing and residential care facility at 800 Chambers Road i n Ferguson. According to the lawsuit, Green’s mother, who has Alzheimer’s… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Diana Barr Source Type: news

Stroke: This diet may reduce the risk of the condition in women but not men
STROKE is a serious condition where the blood supply to the brain is cut off. It can have potential fatal consequences, but to prevent one happening experts recommend eating a healthy, balanced diet. A new study recommends following a particular diet, but it may be more effective for women rather than men. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Removal of ovaries may increase risk of chronic kidney disease
Research, published in theClinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, suggests that premenopausal women who have had their ovaries removed are at greater risk of developing chronic kidney disease, possibly due to low levels of oestrogen.Medpage Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 21, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Stroke: This diet may reduce the risk of the condition happening in women but not men
STROKE is a serious condition where the blood supply to the brain is cut off. It can have potential fatal consequences, but to prevent one happening experts recommend eating a healthy, balanced diet. A new study recommends following a particular diet, but it may be more effective for women rather than men. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The healing arsenal of superfoods that prevent breast cancer
(Natural News) The prospect of getting breast cancer is one of the greatest worries a woman faces. Among the different types of cancer, breast cancer remains the most common and is one of the leading causes of death among women. With only one in eight women developing the condition, there is still hope of avoiding... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria:2,7 Million Nigerian Women Have Abortions - Expert
[Premium Times] A Public Health Scientist, Suzanne Bell on Thursday said the abortion rate by women of reproductive age in Nigeria has risen between 1.8 and 2.7 million. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 21, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

South Africa:The Gospel of Shame - How Christian Groups Thwart the Right to Abortion
[Bhekisisa] Are faith-based NGOs breaking the law when they refuse to give women information on where to terminate their pregnancies? (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 21, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Health Tip: Help Prevent Varicose and Spider Veins
-- Varicose veins and spider veins typically occur in the legs and can cause significant pain, swelling and an itchy rash, the Office on Women's Health says. Varicose veins are often caused by weak or damaged valves in the veins. Spider veins are... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Mediterranean Diet Protective Against Stroke
Mediterranean Diet Especially Protective Against Stroke in Women? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - September 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Mediterranean Diet May Cut Stroke Risk for Women, But Not Men
Title: Mediterranean Diet May Cut Stroke Risk for Women, But Not MenCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/20/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/21/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - September 21, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Why female shooters are rare
Data shows that women are rarely behind active shootings, making Thursday's massacre at a drugstore distribution center unusual. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sex Bias and Dissatisfied Patients With Hypothyroidism Sex Bias and Dissatisfied Patients With Hypothyroidism
Are women more likely to be dissatisfied with the management and treatment of their hypothyroidism than men?Journal of the Endocrine Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

New findings on chronic pain syndrome in the mouth
(University of Gothenburg) The picture is becoming clearer regarding the chronic oral pain condition known as Burning Mouth Syndrome, or BMS, which mainly affects women who are middle-aged and older. In a dissertation at Sahlgrenska Academy, additional steps are being taken toward better diagnosis and treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 21, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Amino acid found to improve birth outcomes for women with malaria during pregnancy
(Natural News) Pregnancy is a crucial part of a woman’s life. It’s the stage where she nurture a new life whose every breath depends on her. Lucky is the woman who breezes through the nine months of her pregnancy and can look forward to a safe delivery and a healthy baby. Others, however, catch diseases... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Death map of the world
In a league table of the countries, the UK only ranked 17th best for men and 27th for women. And the US fared even worse, placing 53rd for men and 44th for women. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA disagrees, calls meeting on study showing breast implant link to rare conditions
The study followed 100,000 women who had breast implants for a decade. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Genetic Testing Doesn't Boost Live-Birth Rates in Older Women Planning ICSI Genetic Testing Doesn't Boost Live-Birth Rates in Older Women Planning ICSI
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Mediterranean diet could lower stroke risk, especially for women: Study
The diet focuses on fruits, vegetables, nuts, fish and unsaturated fats. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Kavanaugh accuser Blasey Ford’s high school yearbooks scrubbed of info about wild sex parties, drunken blackouts, and more
(Natural News) As Democrats and Hollywood women rally around Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault 36 years ago when both were in high school, there has been a concerted behind-the-scenes effort aimed at hiding her own salacious past. As Infowars reported, Ford’s high school... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Low-Carb Dieters Might Benefit From More Vegetables, Nuts
BOSTON (CBS) – Many people turn to low-carb diets to shed pounds but recent data suggests eliminating carbs from your diet could pose long-term health risks. Now a recent study published in The Lancet suggests that incorporating a lot of vegetables into a low-carb diet could offset those risks. Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital followed more than 15,000 adults over 25 years. They found those who ate about half of their calories from carbohydrates had the lowest risk of premature death. But among those who followed a low-carb diet, favoring animal-based proteins and fat like beef, pork, chicken and ch...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Watch Listen Diet Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Eating Fish During Pregnancy May Improve Baby ’ s Eyesight
BOSTON (CBS) – Pregnant women may be able to optimize their baby’s eyesight and brain function by regularly eating fatty fish during pregnancy. Researchers studied 56 mothers and their children in Finland and found that infants whose mothers ate fish three or more times a week during the last trimester did better on vision tests than those whose mothers ate little or no fish. Fish contain fatty acids, which are critical for nerve cells involved in eyesight and help brain cells communicate with one another. Pregnant women are currently advised to eat some fish but are also told to avoid fish that are high i...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Watch Listen Dr. Mallika Marshall Eyesight Source Type: news

Excess pounds can lead to a leaky bladder
(Reuters Health) - Young and middle-aged women who are overweight or obese may be more likely to develop a leaky bladder, researchers say. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Alydia Health raises $10m in Series B
Alydia Health, formerly known as InPress Technologies, said today it closed a $10 million Series B financing round to help support its technology platform designed to prevent maternal morbidity and mortality caused by postpartum hemorrhage. The round was led by the Global Health Investment Fund and joined by Astia Angles and other existing investors. As part of the round, Global Health Investment Fund managing partner Dr. Curt LaBelle will join the company’s board of directors. “Alydia Health’s solution for postpartum hemorrhage offers tremendous potential for mothers and families around the world, starti...
Source: Mass Device - September 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Funding Roundup Women's Health alydiahealth Source Type: news

Drugs, Alcohol and Suicide Are Killing So Many Young Americans That the Country ’s Average Lifespan Is Falling
Young Americans are dying in rising numbers because of drugs, alcohol and suicide, according to new federal data. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) issued its annual comprehensive health and mortality report, which analyzes trends in death rates by cause and demographic. Drugs, alcohol and suicide, the report says, have contributed to the first drops in U.S. life expectancy since 1993. While U.S. life expectancy rose from 77.8 to 78.6 years between 2006 and 2016, the trend reversed during the end of the decade, leading to a 0.3-year decline between 2014 and ...
Source: TIME: Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Research Source Type: news

More Young Americans Are Dying From Drugs, Alcohol and Suicide
Young Americans are dying in rising numbers because of drugs, alcohol and suicide, according to new federal data. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) issued its annual comprehensive health and mortality report, which analyzes trends in death rates by cause and demographic. Drugs, alcohol and suicide, the report says, have contributed to the first drops in U.S. life expectancy since 1993. While U.S. life expectancy rose from 77.8 to 78.6 years between 2006 and 2016, the trend reversed during the end of the decade, leading to a 0.3-year decline between 2014 and ...
Source: TIME: Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Research Source Type: news

Mediterranean Diet May Cut Stroke Risk for Women
Women in a new study who followed a Mediterranean diet cut their risk for stroke, but the effect was not the same for men. The reason isn’t quite clear, researchers said. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity Doubles Risk of Incontinence in Younger Women Obesity Doubles Risk of Incontinence in Younger Women
Clinicians should counsel women that maintaining a healthy weight may help prevent urinary incontinence now or later in life, the authors suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - September 20, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Obesity Doubles Risk for Incontinence in Younger Women Obesity Doubles Risk for Incontinence in Younger Women
Clinicians should counsel women that maintaining a healthy weight may help prevent urinary incontinence now or later in life, the authors suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Mediterranean Diet Tied to Lowered Stroke Risk for Women (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Drop in risk occurred regardless of menopausal status or hormone replacement therapy (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - September 20, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

FDA: Hurricane Florence should not affect medtech supply chain
Though destructive, the effects of Hurricane Florence on the Eastern US are not currently affecting medical supply chains in the region, according to a post from FDA head Dr. Scott Gottlieb. The federal watchdog said it is actively engaged in monitoring firms that manufacture “critically important medical products” and is closely coordinating with them to prevent any potential shortage issues. “Flooding associated with a hurricane’s impact can be devastating. I am extremely proud of the many FDA employees who have already deployed to help North and South Carolina begin their recovery as quickly as p...
Source: Mass Device - September 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to tell the difference between PMS and pregnancy symptoms
Many symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and early pregnancy are similar, such as mood changes, breast tenderness, and fatigue. However, other symptoms are specific to pregnancy. Learn to tell the difference here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Women's Health / Gynecology Source Type: news

Daytime Sleepiness Tied to Brain Changes of Alzheimer ’ s
Men and women who reported feeling sleepy during the day had higher levels of brain plaques. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Alzheimer's Disease Sleep Brain Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Signs and symptoms of STDs in men
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), or sexually transmitted infections (STIs), can affect anyone, but some symptoms are different for men and women. In this article, we look at the signs and symptoms of common STIs in men and when they typically occur. We also discuss how to diagnose, prevent, and treat STIs in men. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sexual Health / STDs Source Type: news