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FDA approves first drug-oozing implant to control addiction
Federal authorities have approved a first-of-a-kind implant designed to help patients recovering from heroin and painkiller addiction (Source: U.S. News - Health)
Source: U.S. News - Health - May 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

​Theranos is now facing a lawsuit alleging consumer fraud
A class-action lawsuit claims the problem-plagued blood-testing company misled consumers (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes societies endorse ‘metabolic surgery’
An “unprecedented” number of societies have endorsed guidelines recommending metabolic surgery for patients with diabetes – and not just for patients with severe obesity. (Source: MedWire News)
Source: MedWire News - May 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Source Type: news

AF linked to increased cancer risk in women
Women with new-onset atrial fibrillation have a significantly increased cancer risk for at least 1 year after AF diagnosis, an analysis of Women’s Health Study data shows. (Source: MedWire News)
Source: MedWire News - May 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Arrhythmia Source Type: news

CKD status does not affect health status outcomes after AMI
Chronic kidney disease does not accentuate the decline in health status often experienced by patients after acute myocardial infarction, US study data show. (Source: MedWire News)
Source: MedWire News - May 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Acute coronary syndromes Source Type: news

Normoglycaemia key to improved neurological outcome after paediatric stroke
Achieving normal blood glucose concentrations may be important in preventing poor neurological outcomes in children following acute arterial ischemic stroke, a retrospective review indicates. (Source: MedWire News)
Source: MedWire News - May 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology Source Type: news

Sodium excretion linked to CVD risk in chronic kidney disease
High levels of sodium excretion are associated with a significantly increased risk of cardiovascular disease in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), US study findings indicate. (Source: MedWire News)
Source: MedWire News - May 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Source Type: news

Tough economy, alcohol fuel suicide risk in men: Study
HealthDay News Heavy drinking may fuel the risk of suicide among men when the economy is sinking, new research suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New 'Brain Food' Scale Flags Best Nutrients for DepressionNew 'Brain Food' Scale Flags Best Nutrients for Depression
Researchers zero in on animal- and plant-based foods that best protect against depression. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

U.S. health official says Zika not a reason to cancel Olympics
(Reuters) - The widespread Zika virus outbreak in Brazil does not pose enough of a threat to warrant canceling or putting off the Olympic Games set to be held in Rio de Janeiro in August, a leading U.S. health official said on Thursday . (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

FDA approves first implantable drug to treat opioid addiction
This post has been updated. The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved the first implantable drug to deliver long-lasting medication to people addicted to opioids such as OxyContin and heroin. "Opiod abuse and addiction have taken a devastating toll on American families," FDA Commissioner Robert M. Califf said in a release. "Today's approval provides the […] (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurie McGinley Tags: brain & mental health fda prescription drugs Source Type: news

North Dakota conjoined twins celebrate 10 years apart
Isabelle and Abby spent their first six months in Minnesota hospital rooms, conjoined from the chest to the stomach at birth (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ionis shares plummet as GSK scraps heart drug trial plans
(Reuters) - Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc's shares plunged 40 percent on Thursday, wiping out over $900 million from its market value, after the company said GlaxoSmithKline Plc had scrapped plans to test their heart drug in a late-stage trial. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Researchers slowly homing in on risk of Zika birth defect
What is the chance that an infected pregnant woman will have a baby with microcephaly? A new study seeks to answer the agonizing question (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The superbug that doctors have been dreading just reached the U.S.
For the first time, researchers have found a person in the United States carrying bacteria resistant to antibiotics of last resort, an alarming development that the top U.S. public health official says could mean "the end of the road" for antibiotics. The antibiotic-resistant strain was found last month in the urine of a 49-year-old Pennsylvania […] (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun and Brady Dennis Tags: cdc/who antibiotic E. coli newsletter superbugs Source Type: news

Double Reprocessing Decontaminates DuodenoscopesDouble Reprocessing Decontaminates Duodenoscopes
A double-reprocessing disinfection protocol for duodenoscopes leads to a 'very low rate' of potentially pathogenic organisms, new research shows. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

The 7 foods most likely to make your pet sick
You probably know chocolate is toxic for dogs, but that's not the only pet health hazard lurking in your kitchen (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New York City can enforce rule on salt warnings in restaurants: court
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York appeals court on Thursday allowed New York City to enforce a new rule requiring chain restaurants to post warnings on menu items high in sodium. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

U.S. FDA approves first-ever implant to treat opioid addiction
(Reuters) - The first-ever implant to fight addiction to opioids, a class of drugs that includes prescription painkillers and heroin, was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Well: Should You Take a Vitamin? Do You Know What a Vitamin Is?
There are 13 vitamins that are essential for good health, but there is no real consensus on what they actually do and exactly how much of them we truly need. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ANAHAD O'CONNOR Tags: Diet and Nutrition Dietary Supplements and Herbal Remedies Vitamins Eat Featured Source Type: news

Discharging older patients from hospital, Alzheimer’s Society comment
The health and social care system’s management of discharging older patients from hospital does not represent value for money, according to the National Audit Office in a report launched today. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - May 26, 2016 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

The riskiest time for military suicide attempts
Suicide rates within the military have skyrocketed over the last 15 years and a new study reveals when soldiers are at greatest risk (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What makes a good speller (or a bad one)?
By the time he was 6 or 7 years old, Sameer Mishra was a pretty confident speller. His memory was sharp, he liked to read, and he actually enjoyed the weekly tests at school. While his parents drilled his older sister, a National Spelling Bee competitor, he'd angle for his own list of words. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

House Republican says he used medical marijuana while in office
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher is a Republican congressman from California, a senior member on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and a member of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology.Podcast favorites: Bernie gets the Axe | Radical Islam in America | Graham Opposes GOP Leader (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Texting while driving might derail your brain's 'autopilot'
Whether it's kids squabbling in the back seat, work stress, or your phone constantly pinging, countless things can distract you when you're driving. But are certain distractions riskier than others? Popular: Radical Islam in America | Graham Opposes Republican Leader | Guns in America (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Framingham: Low HDL, in Isolation, Not a CV Risk PredictorFramingham: Low HDL, in Isolation, Not a CV Risk Predictor
"We're not taking away the importance of HDL. We're just putting it into perspective," says a researcher. "We have yet to prove that either raising HDL levels or improving its function reduces CV risk." Heartwire from Medscape (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Electric toothbrushes can be useless and you might be doing more harm than good
Dr Tariq Idrees, a dentist and owner of Carisbrook Dental Clinic in Manchester, reveals the 10 things you think are good for your teeth, but that can actually harm your oral health. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lifestyle change may cut risk for women with breast cancer genes
Amy Norton, HealthDay News Women who carry common gene variants linked to breast cancer can still cut their risk of the disease by following a healthy lifestyle, a large new study suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Renal Replacement Therapy Rates Declining in Some CountriesRenal Replacement Therapy Rates Declining in Some Countries
Rates of renal replacement therapy have been stabilizing or even declining in the Western world, new registry data show, but the reasons for these trends require a closer analysis, experts say. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news