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In Breast Cancer, a Victory for Common Sense In Breast Cancer, a Victory for Common Sense

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:06:19 +0100

An ambitious randomized clinical neither accrued its planned number of patients nor met its expected events but has changed cancer care anywayMedscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

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Latest GOP health care plan would give power to states

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:03:42 +0100

Republicans are expressing confidence about a new, last-ditch effort to replace parts of Obamacare. A plan devised by South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham and Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy would eliminate Affordable Care Act insurance subsidies and give states a lump sum to create their own health care systems. Nancy Cordes reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)



Aortic Aneurysm Risk Is Smaller in Type 2 Diabetes Patients Aortic Aneurysm Risk Is Smaller in Type 2 Diabetes Patients

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:52:24 +0100

"While it's good that people with diabetes may get less" aortic aneurysm, they still need to lower blood pressure, control lipids, and stop smoking to prevent overall cardiovascular risk, an expert noted.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



The most common pre-existing medical conditions

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:39:01 +0100

By the numbers, it looks like Americans are one unhealthy nation and could therefore have a lot to lose, depending on how the health care debate concludes. (Source: CNN.com - Health)



Dental checkups urged for babies -- but many dentists are wary

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:34:38 +0100

Allen Barron scrunches up his tiny face and wails as his mother gently tips him backward onto the lap of Jean Calvo, a pediatric dental resident at the University of California-San Francisco. (Source: CNN.com - Health)



Bemoaning Budget Cuts, Health Care Navigators Say Feds Don't Get It

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:30:11 +0100

The federal government has sharply cut funding to groups that help people enroll in health plans. But the groups say federal officials don't understand how much help and follow-up some people need.(Image credit: Eric Gay/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)

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Hurricane Maria Slams Into Puerto Rico With Life-Threatening Winds of Up to 155 Miles Per Hour

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:23:26 +0100

(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) — One of the strongest hurricanes to ever hit Puerto Rico pummeled the island Wednesday as officials warned it would decimate the power company’s crumbling infrastructure and force the government to rebuild dozens of communities. Maria made landfall early Wednesday in the southeast coastal town of Yabucoa as a Category 4 storm with winds of 155 mph (250 kph) winds, and it was expected to punish the island with life-threatening winds for 12 to 24 hours, forecasters said. Maria had previously been a Category 5 storm with 175 mph (281 kph) winds. “This is going to be an extremely violent phenomenon,” Gov. Ricardo Rossello said. “We have not experienced an event of this magnitude in our modern history.” Zinc roofs were already flying...



Sustainability and transformation plans in London

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:14:12 +0100

This report looks at the five STPs in London, their contents and common themes. The authors assess the main issues and risks to be addressed across the five plans and make a small number of recommendations for the future of the STP process in London. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))



‘I Am Sure She Is Under There, Alive.’ On the Ground in Mexico City in the Hours After the Quake

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:10:21 +0100

At 11 a.m. yesterday, residents in offices, schools and housing estates across Mexico City took part in an earthquake drill timed to commemorate the catastrophic tremor on the same date in 1985. Just over two hours later, a real, 7.1 magnitude quake shook the capital and surrounding states, making skyscrapers sway like they were made of paper, shattering windows and roofs, and toppling entire apartment blocks. When the quake struck, I was on the twentieth floor of an office building, which moved up and down like a fairground ride as books and folders crashed onto the floor. I wanted to immediately run for my life, but had to wait until we we were told to evacuate, and walk down the twenty flights of stairs in the pitch black, touching the wall for support. As millions like me poured onto...



Brisbane mother left blinded and paralysed by a parasite

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:54:19 +0100

Claire Wilkinson, 38, from Brisbane, has battled the acanthamoeba keratitis parasite for a decade - despite doctors initially saying she just had conjunctivitis. Treatment has failed to kill the bug. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Mother of conjoined twins urged to return to hospital

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:54:19 +0100

A woman in Utter Pradesh, India discharged herself within a few hours after birth. Doctors say the babies, whose gender is unknown, are vulnerable because they share an umbilical cord. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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‘We Can Hear Small Noises.’ Rescuers Search for Survivors at Elementary School Destroyed by Mexico City Earthquake

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:48:15 +0100

(MEXICO CITY) — The three-story school structure had pancaked into a pile of concrete slabs. The bodies of 21 children and four adults had been pulled out. But still sounds came from the collapsed structure early Wednesday — nobody knew if they were survivors pounding for help, or simply the noises of shifting rubble. After a wing of the Enrique Rebsamen primary and secondary school collapsed in Tuesday’s magnitude-7.1 earthquake, rescuers dug at the pile of rubble and soldiers wedged in wooden beams to try to prevent it from crumbling further. Then a group of them decided to head in. Pedro Serrano, a 29-year-old doctor, was one of the ordinary Mexicans who had volunteered to join the rescue effort. He crawled into a crevice amid the tottering pile. “We dug holes, ...



Unintentionally hilarious anti-drug film from the 1960's

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:29:05 +0100

In the three-minute film, sponsored by the US Government and proposed to be screened across high schools in America, the woman says how the hot dog screams in pain as she eats him. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Anger as Brazilian judge backs anti-gay 'therapy'

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:17:26 +0100

Psychologists and celebrities vow to fight a court ruling approving the use of "conversion therapy". (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)



McConnell's leadership faces fresh test on health care bill

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:13:37 +0100

Sen. Mitch McConnell faces a key test of his leadership as he works to pass a last-ditch bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act before a September 30 deadline. (Source: CNN.com - Health)



Prescribing Patterns in Dependence Forming Medicines

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:11:10 +0100

This report aims to describe prevalence of and trends in primary care prescribing of four types of dependence forming medicines (benzodiazepines, Z-drugs, opioids and GABAergic medicines), characteristics of the prescriptions issued and of people receiving the prescriptions. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))

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NHS England Specialised Commissioning Service Development Policy

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:11:10 +0100

The service development policy sets out NHS England's approach for making decisions about which new treatments and interventions to routinely commission, and the approach used for updating existing service specifications, or creating new ones. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))



Safer use of mental health medicines

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:10:58 +0100

This document provides a background to prescribing of mental health medicines in secure environments with some common principles that apply throughout the medicines optimisation pathway, and more detailed information within the pathway to support safer practice. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))



High blood pressure: What is the condition and how YOU can check it

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:01:36 +0100

HIGH blood pressure, also known as hypertension, rarely has any noticeable symptoms - but it is more common than dozens believe. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



Medical News Today: What is an avulsion fracture? Treatment and recovery

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:00:00 +0100

An avulsion fracture is when a tendon or ligament pulls a piece of fractured bone away. In this article, we look at the causes, treatments, and outlook. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



If I Were a Parent: Teaching kids to be good sports

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:49:21 +0100

"That teams stinks." (Source: CNN.com - Health)

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UK pets and owners at risk of blinding eye infection

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:42:56 +0100

Thelazia callipaeda, also known as ‘oriental eye worm,’ is common in Europe. Now British pets and their owners are at risk from dogs that are imported experts have warned. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Spanish Police Arrest 12 People in a Crackdown on Catalan Pro-Independence Officials

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:40:51 +0100

News reports says Spanish police have arrested 12 people in raids on offices of the regional government of Catalonia as a crackdown intensifies on the region’s preparations for a secession vote that Spain says is illegal. Spain’s Europa Press news agency and other media outlets said the raids Wednesday mostly targeted the region’s economic and foreign departments as Spanish authorities worked to halt all preparatory moves for the planned Oct. 1 referendum. Hundreds of people gathered to protest the raids and shout pro-independence slogans outside offices in the region’s capital, Barcelona. The Catalan regional government confirmed Josep Maria Jove, secretary general of economic affairs, was among those arrested. Police and judicial authorities would give no details ...



Trump Called a U.S.-Australia Refugee Swap ‘Dumb.’ But the First Refugees Will Soon Arrive in the U.S.

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:37:43 +0100

A refugee deal between Australia and the U.S., which President Donald Trump described earlier this year as “dumb,” will proceed in the coming weeks. The first group of refugees, currently held in Australian detention facilities in Nauru and on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea, are expected to soon depart, according to a statement released Wednesday by Australia’s immigration ministry. About 50 refugees have been accepted by the U.S., Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said in an interview with Australian media. “I just want to thank again, President Trump for continuing with that arrangement,” he said. Trump has repeatedly expressed disdain for the agreement, struck under the Obama administration, which would see the U.S. accept 1,250 refugees from Australia in ...



MMR vaccine first-dose target met in England

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:34:23 +0100

By the age of five, 95% of children are being vaccinated against measles, mumps and rubella. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)



Why is health care in the US so expensive?

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:32:45 +0100

As Congress debates a new health care bill, Dr. Sanjay Gupta asks: Why is health care in the United States so expensive in the first place? (Source: CNN.com - Health)

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Sterilisation implant withdrawn from non-US sale

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:27:49 +0100

Some women needed a hysterectomy to remove the sterilisation device Essure. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)



Prostate cancer breakthrough: THIS finding could pave way for new treatment

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:01:39 +0100

PROSTATE cancer is the most common form of cancer among men in the UK - and can be symptomless, making the disease even more difficult to treat. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



GSK's new triple lung drug beats other modern inhalers in study

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:32:34 +0100

LONDON (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline produced clinical data on Wednesday showing its newly approved three-in-one inhaler reduced life-threatening attacks in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients more than other modern treatments. (Source: Reuters: Health)



Mother, 38, left blinded, bald and paralysed by a PARASITE

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:29:32 +0100

Claire Wilkinson, 38, from Brisbane, has battled the acanthamoeba keratitis parasite for a decade - despite doctors initially saying she just had conjunctivitis. Treatment has failed to kill the bug. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



‘This Is All We Can Do’: How the Japanese Are Preparing for a North Korean Nuclear Attack

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:25:05 +0100

The wail of the emergency siren reverberates across the school’s playing field, conjuring a primal fear even before the words “Missile launched! Missile launched!” crackle over the loudspeaker. Two dozen men, women and children—many wearing bonnets and wet neck towels against the blazing sunshine—scamper across the shingle expanse before squatting down low with arms covering heads. “We haven’t got a nuclear shelter or even strong buildings, so this is all we can do,” says Nakamura Takashi, an official of Sakura City in Japan’s central Tochigi Prefecture, who helped to organize the missile defense drill at the local Kamimatsuyama Elementary School on Sept. 10. “The government says you have a much higher survival rate if you crouch ...

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Who wins, who loses in bill aimed at upending Obamacare

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:22:15 +0100

GOP health care bill likely to leave more uninsured; those with health savings accounts could benefit (Source: ABC News: Health)



A last, last chance: Republicans strain for Obamacare repeal

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:16:48 +0100

President Trump and Senate Republican leaders are in a frantic hunt for the last vote or two to pass revived legislation to repeal and replace 'Obamacare.' (Source: ABC News: Health)



President Trump ’s U.N. Speech Is Exactly What Kim Jong Un Wanted to Hear

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:02:32 +0100

All year every year, streams of North Korean schoolchildren make the pilgrimage to Sinchon, a farming town south of Pyongyang. There, a palatial museum teaches them a fundamental lesson: America is the enemy. Each diorama-filled room of the Sinchon Museum of United States Atrocities is dedicated to the “jackals that infiltrated into all areas of life of the Korean people to suck blood out of the country.” From brainwashing missionaries to the “Hitler-esque” U.S. troops — who, displays claim, slaughtered 35,000 civilians nearby at the start of the 1950-53 Korean War — America is portrayed as craving to exterminate the “free” people of Korea. “The massacres committed by the U.S. imperialist aggressors in Sinchon evidently showed that the...



AA Gill lung cancer: Life saving drug nivolumab writer denied now approved for NHS use

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:01:41 +0100

A LUNG cancer drug which was denied to British writer and critic AA Gill has been approved for some patients with his type of cancer. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



Shire, Shionogi's ADHD drug for adults clears late-stage trial in Japan

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 07:43:29 +0100

TOKYO (Reuters) - Shire Plc and Shionogi& Co Ltd said a drug to treat ADHD in adults had met its main goal in a late-stage trial in Japan, bringing it one step closer to approval in the world's third-biggest market for ADHD treatments. (Source: Reuters: Health)

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Mexicans Dig Through Rubble Seeking Survivors as Quake Kills at Least 217

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 07:15:31 +0100

(MEXICO CITY) — Police, firefighters and ordinary Mexicans dug frantically through the rubble of collapsed schools, homes and apartment buildings early Wednesday, looking for survivors of Mexico’s deadliest earthquake in decades as the number of confirmed fatalities stood at 217. Adding poignancy and a touch of the surreal, Tuesday’s magnitude-7.1 quake struck on the 32nd anniversary of the 1985 earthquake that killed thousands. Just hours earlier, people around Mexico had held earthquake drills to mark the date. One of the most desperate rescue efforts was at a primary and secondary school in southern Mexico City, where a wing of the three-story building collapsed into a massive pancake of concrete slabs. Journalists saw rescuers pull at least two small bodies from the r...



Mexicans Dig Through Rubble Seeking Survivors as Quake Kills At Least 248

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 07:15:31 +0100

(MEXICO CITY) — Rescuers and volunteers frantically dug through the rubble of collapsed schools, homes and apartment buildings long into the night, looking for survivors of Mexico’s deadliest earthquake since 1985 as the number of confirmed fatalities climbed to 248 early Wednesday. Adding poignancy and a touch of the surreal, Tuesday’s magnitude 7.1 quake struck on the 32nd anniversary of the earlier temblor that killed thousands and came just two hours after earthquake drills were held across Mexico to mark the date. One of the most desperate rescue efforts was at a primary and secondary school in southern Mexico City, where a wing of the three-story building collapsed into a massive pancake of concrete floor slabs. At the scene, journalists saw rescuers pull at least t...



Medical News Today: Pets and pests could stave off childhood asthma

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 07:00:00 +0100

New research suggests that exposing children before the age of 3 to some pet and pest allergens can significantly lower their risk of developing asthma. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



Medical News Today: Immune markers may predict multiple sclerosis severity

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 07:00:00 +0100

Two related cytokines may signal which individuals will progress to the severe form of MS more rapidly. The finding could aid drug research. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



Medical News Today: Eosinophilic asthma: Symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 07:00:00 +0100

Eosinophilic asthma is a type of severe asthma. It is caused by high levels of certain white blood cells. We look at symptoms and treatments. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

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GPs refuse to make referrals for suspected cancer

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 06:28:44 +0100

Interviews with GPs revealed many were afraid of being viewed by health bosses as having a high referral rate and were ‘reluctant’ to send patients to hospital if they had any doubts they had cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Shock figures show teens are struggling with depression

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 06:27:05 +0100

Nearly one in four teenage girls suffers from depression as they struggle to cope with the pressures of life. 24 per cent of 14-year-old girls and 9 per cent of boys that age were depressed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



AA Gill cancer drug available on the NHS at last

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 06:26:51 +0100

It is one of a revolutionary class of drugs called immunotherapy which work by teaching the body ’s immune system to fight cancer. But it was initially turned down by officials last year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



World is running out of antibiotics, health leaders warn

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 06:26:34 +0100

The World Health Organisation (WHO) said that 'antimicrobial resistance is a global health emergency' after health leaders warned that we are running out of antibiotics. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



A Mexican TV News Station Caught the Moment the Powerful Quake Struck

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 05:39:55 +0100

A Mexican news station was broadcasting live the moment a magnitude 7.1 earthquake hit the country Tuesday, close to the capital Mexico City. The powerful quake killed at least 149 people and brought down dozens of buildings in the capital alone. Thousands of people fled into the streets and early Wednesday rescue workers were still digging through mounds of rubble, looking for survivors. The anchor at Foro TV was in the middle of a segment with his reporter from the field, when the earthquake warning sirens began to wail. Enrique Campos told viewers in Spanish: “Right now that’s the earthquake alarm going off, this is not a drill,” in a translation provided by Business Insider. “We’re feeling an earthquake now, the floor is moving,” he said as the studi...

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Novartis's Rydapt wins EU approval for AML, other diseases

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 05:32:59 +0100

ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss drugmaker Novartis on Wednesday said it had won European Union approval for Rydapt to be used against a mutated form of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and other rare diseases, adding to U.S. approvals it secured in April. (Source: Reuters: Health)



Hernia mesh surgery leaves men in pain

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 05:26:33 +0100

A group of NI men say they have been left in chronic pain after having mesh inserted for hernias. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)



PTSD increases your risk of lupus

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 05:23:08 +0100

Women who have PTSD are almost three times as likely to develop lupus, according to a new Harvard study. Mental healthcare could help reduce risk for autoimmune diseases. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Trends in Deaths Involving Heroin and Synthetic Opioids Trends in Deaths Involving Heroin and Synthetic Opioids

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 05:14:32 +0100

What do we currently know about the regional rates of drug overdose deaths involving opioids and heroin?Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Monitoring Vital Signs During Endotracheal Intubation Monitoring Vital Signs During Endotracheal Intubation

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 05:14:32 +0100

Vital signs can change rapidly during endotracheal intubation. Should monitoring intervals be more frequent during this period vs. during a hemodynamically stable period?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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Extracellular Matrix and Compression for Venous Ulcers Extracellular Matrix and Compression for Venous Ulcers

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 05:14:32 +0100

Is the use of a hyaluronic acid extracellular matrix plus compression an effective treatment option for venous leg ulcers?Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Air Pollution Linked to MRSA Acquisition in Children With CF Air Pollution Linked to MRSA Acquisition in Children With CF

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 05:14:32 +0100

Young cystic fibrosis patients chronically exposed to air pollution may be more likely to acquire MRSA, a new study reports.BMC Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Breathing-Swallowing Discoordination and COPD Exacerbations Breathing-Swallowing Discoordination and COPD Exacerbations

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 05:14:32 +0100

COPD patients with impaired coordination between breathing and swallowing may be more likely to experience frequent exacerbations.BMJ Open Respiratory Research (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Business/Legal Handbook for Pathology Providers Business/Legal Handbook for Pathology Providers

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 05:14:32 +0100

This useful handbook serves as a guide to business and legal matters as they pertain to the practice of pathology.American Journal of Clinical Pathology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Pathology Case: A Snake in the Grass Pathology Case: A Snake in the Grass

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 05:14:32 +0100

Review the histology to determine the cause of this 77-year-old man's hematuria.Journal of Clinical Pathology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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How Residents Cope: Binging, Drinking, Sports, and Friends How Residents Cope: Binging, Drinking, Sports, and Friends

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 05:14:32 +0100

Overeating. Drinking. Antidepressants. These are a few of the coping mechanisms residents rely on to get through their stressful residencies. Are there any positive coping strategies?Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Hurricane Maria Aims for Puerto Rico After Slamming Dominica

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 05:04:23 +0100

(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) — Hurricane Maria barreled toward Puerto Rico on Tuesday night after wreaking widespread devastation on Dominica and leaving the small Caribbean island virtually incommunicado. As rains began to lash Puerto Rico, Gov. Ricardo Rossello warned that Maria could hit “with a force and violence that we haven’t seen for several generations.” “We’re going to lose a lot of infrastructure in Puerto Rico,” Rossello said, adding that a likely island wide power outage and communication blackout could last for days. “We’re going to have to rebuild.” Authorities warned that people in wooden or flimsy homes should find safe shelter before the storm’s expected arrival Wednesday. “You have to evacuate. Otherwise...



See White House Chief of Staff John Kelly ’s Reaction to Trump’s U.N. Speech

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 04:46:57 +0100

This article originally appeared on People.com. (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)



Exposure to Pet and Pest Allergens During Infancy Linked to Reduced Asthma Risk

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 04:21:37 +0100

Source: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Allergy, Asthma in Children (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)



Drug-resistant infections are a 'global health emergency': WHO

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 04:20:22 +0100

WHO found there is a lack of new treatments being developed to combat antibiotic-resistant infections, such as tuberculosis which kills around 250,000 people each year. (Source: The Economic Times)

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A Stress Link to Lupus

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 04:01:00 +0100

Women exposed to trauma, including serious car crashes or sexual assaults, were at increased risk of developing the autoimmune disorder lupus. (Source: NYT Health)



Once Teased For Her Love Of Bugs, 8-Year-Old Co-Authors Scientific Paper

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 03:29:05 +0100

(Source: NPR Health and Science)



Would a "Medicare for All" system work in the U.S.?

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 03:09:13 +0100

Bernie Sanders introduced his "Medicare for All" plan to the Senate last week. While some Democrats have backed the legislation, some policy experts have doubts. Hoover Institution senior fellow Lanhee Chen joined "Red& Blue" to discuss why single-payer plan could be too good to be true. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)



Mexico Declares a State of Disaster in Its Capital Following Devastating Earthquake

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 02:34:36 +0100

(MEXICO CITY) — Mexico’s federal government has declared a state of disaster in Mexico City, freeing up emergency funds following a major earthquake that killed at least 139 people, including 36 in the capital. President Enrique Pena Nieto said he had ordered all hospitals to open their doors to the injured after the magnitude 7.1 quake. Dozens of buildings tumbled into mounds of rubble or were severely damaged in densely populated parts of Mexico City. Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera said buildings fell at 44 places in the capital alone as high-rises across the city swayed sickeningly. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was centered near the Puebla state town of Raboso, about 76 miles (123 kilometers) southeast of Mexico City. (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Storie...



‘We Can’t Let Them do This to Our Children.’ Jimmy Kimmel Gives Another Heart-Wrenching Plea on Health Care

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 02:29:17 +0100

As the Senate nears a deadline for a last-ditch effort to repeal Obamacare, television host Jimmy Kimmel stepped up to tell his audience how he believed the new Republican health care plan could hurt them and their families. “This new bill actually does pass the Jimmy Kimmel test,” Kimmel said Tuesday night on his show Jimmy Kimmel Live! “But with this one, your child with a pre-existing condition will get the care he needs, if — and only if —his father is Jimmy Kimmel.” Kimmel’s monologue is his second on health care reform, and comes amidst a push among Senate Republicans for a vote on the Graham-Cassidy bill, the newest iteration of legislation to repeal Obamacare composed by Senators Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy. The proposed legislation wou...

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The RNC Has Spent Almost $200,000 on Donald Trump Jr. ’s Legal Fees For the Russia Investigation

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 02:05:46 +0100

(NEW YORK) — The Republican National Committee has paid nearly $200,000 in legal fees for President Donald Trump’s eldest son in connection with the Russia investigation, a committee official said Tuesday. More than $166,000 was paid to Donald Trump Jr.’s attorney, Alan Futerfas. Another $30,000 went to the law firm of Williams & Jenson, which helped prepare him for testimony. The RNC official insisted on anonymity to discuss financial information not yet made public. The RNC is expected to release its August spending totals Wednesday, but that report will not include the spending on Trump Jr.’s legal fees. Those figures will appear on the committee’s September report, the official said. Trump Jr.’s attorneys’ fees were paid for out of the ...



Youth football ups odds of brain problems in adulthood

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 01:12:53 +0100

Kids who start playing tackle football before age 12 have a higher risk of mental and behavioral problems in adulthood than their counterparts, a new study says (Source: Health News - UPI.com)



Kids' colds linked to asthma, lung problems later

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 01:09:27 +0100

Kids who develop respiratory infections like colds or sinusitis may have a higher risk of asthma and reduced lung function later in life, a new study says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)



Republicans Eye Last-Ditch Attempt to Repeal Obamacare, Again

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 01:08:10 +0100

Just two weeks ago, the forecast for Republicans was bleak: the GOP had dramatically failed to repeal Obamacare earlier in the summer, and reports of tension on Capitol Hill made it seem unlikely they would pull it together. But in a startling reversal of fortune over the last week, Republicans lawmakers have resuscitated a new effort to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. The bill in question, Graham-Cassidy, named for its co-sponsors Sen. Lindsey Graham and Rep. Bill Cassidy, has earned the White House’s backing, and received tacit support on Tuesday from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. “It is better than the status quo by far. That’s an argument we’re comfortable making,” McConnell said at a press conference outside the Senate chamber after the week...



Hillary Clinton Denounces Donald Trump ’s ‘Dark and Dangerous’ United Nations Speech

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 01:07:20 +0100

Hillary Clinton strongly denounced President Donald Trump’s speech to the United Nations Tuesday, telling Stephen Colbert the rhetoric was bombastic and inappropriate for the President of the United States. “I thought it was very dark, dangerous, not the kind of message that the leader of the greatest nation in the world should be delivering ,” she told Colbert during an appearance on The Late Show Tuesday night, adding that she had only seen parts of the speech, not the entire thing. Trump delivered his first Presidential address to the United Nations Tuesday. In his speech he espoused the “America First” policy that has defined both his candidacy and his administration — arguing that the U.S. paid an “unfair” monetary burden to the United N...

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Hospital allow kids to drive themselves to operating room

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:47:34 +0100

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A San Diego children's hospital unveiled a collection of remote controlled luxury mini cars on Tuesday that allow its young patients to 'drive' themselves to the operating room. (Source: Reuters: Health)



9 of 10 docs unprepared to prescribe marijuana

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:38:07 +0100

Although it's becoming more commonplace, medical marijuana is rarely discussed in U.S. medical schools, a new study shows. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)



Women who miscarry 'more likely to conceive second time'

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:35:05 +0100

Experts said the findings could offer hope to couples considering whether to continue treatment after the devastating loss of an unborn child. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Hepatitis A outbreak hits major city after 2 cases confirmed

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:33:10 +0100

Los Angeles County health officials emphasized Tuesday that getting hepatitis A vaccine is the best protection (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)



Cuba Denies Role in ‘Sonic Attacks’ That Left U.S. Diplomats With Brain Damage

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:09:22 +0100

(NEW YORK) — The Cuban government on Tuesday again denied any involvement in or any knowledge of a mysterious series of health incidents that have affected American diplomats in Havana. Cuba also strongly objected to President Donald Trump’s critical comments about the island in his speech to the U.N. General Assembly. At a meeting on law enforcement cooperation in Washington on Tuesday, Cuba’s top diplomat for the Americas, Josefina Vidal, said Cuba has never and would never commit or allow what Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has described as “health attacks” on any foreign diplomat on its territory. “Cuba strictly observes its obligations to protect foreign diplomats on its soil,” the Cuban embassy in Washington said in a statement. “Cub...

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Do you know blood cancer symptoms?

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:03:06 +0100

Ellie, who was diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma when she was 15, describes the symptoms of blood cancer. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)



WHO: Not Enough Antibiotics in Pipeline to Curb Superbugs WHO: Not Enough Antibiotics in Pipeline to Curb Superbugs

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:53:00 +0100

Physicians need more weapons against drug-resistant tuberculosis and carbapenem-resistant bugs such as Enterobacteriaceae, according to the agency.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



Quarter of 14-year-old girls 'have signs of depression'

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:51:00 +0100

The findings come from 10,000 young people's views and make worrying reading, say UK researchers. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)



Life-extending lung cancer nivolumab drug approved

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:40:11 +0100

The drug nivolumab, denied to writer AA Gill on the NHS, will be available to patients in England. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)



Life-extending lung cancer drug approved

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:40:11 +0100

A drug denied to restaurant critic AA Gill on the NHS will now be made available to patients in England. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)

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Canadian woman mistook a stroke for an intense migraine

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:23:35 +0100

Carly White (left), 27, from Carmanville, Canada, thought she had a migraine on July 30. Her husband Nathanael (right) took her to the hospital the next day. He soon learned his wife had had a stroke. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Maternity ward errors as common as they were 20 years ago

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:11:40 +0100

Maternity wards have done ‘very little’ to prevent serious errors in the past 20 years, a report warns. Babies are just as likely to suffer brain damage through blunders as they were during the late 90s. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Miscarriage study points to IVF success chances

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:08:14 +0100

Women who miscarry in the first round of IVF are more likely to have a baby than those who do not conceive. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)



UK backs Opdivo for lung cancer after Bristol-Myers cuts price

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:05:58 +0100

LONDON (Reuters) - Bristol-Myers Squibb's immunotherapy drug Opdivo has been recommended for some patients with lung cancer by Britain's healthcare cost watchdog NICE after the drugmaker agreed a discounted price. (Source: Reuters: Health)



Birds' 'ageless ears' could help scientists treat deafness

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:01:52 +0100

Researchers at the University of Oldenburg in Germany found that barn owls have 'ageless ears', an evolutionary advantage that is absent in humans and other mammals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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Girl, 27, mistook a stroke for an intense migraine

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 22:44:13 +0100

Carly White (left), 27, from Carmanville, Canada, thought she had a migraine on July 30. Her husband Nathanael (right) took her to the hospital the next day. He soon learned his wife had had a stroke. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



The Latest: Bipartisan effort to improve 'Obamacare' over

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 22:14:56 +0100

A bipartisan attempt at shoring up the Affordable Care Act is officially over in the Senate (Source: ABC News: Health)



Caring for a sick pet can take a major toll

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 22:13:33 +0100

The emotional burden is steep, a new study shows, but vets can help pet owners cope (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)



Cardi B Compares Taylor Swift ’s New Single to Hurricane Irma: It ‘Came Out of Nowhere’

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 22:11:19 +0100

Better watch out, Taylor Swift — Cardi B’s making money moves and if she has her way, she’ll be taking the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100. During an appearance on The Breakfast Club on Friday, the viral rapper of the moment shared how she almost scored the #1 spot on the chart until Taylor Swift dropped her first single “Look What You Made Me Do.” “I almost had it, but then that damn Taylor Swift came out of nowhere like a Hurricane Irma or something,” she said jokingly before giving her props. “That record, you know what? She did her thing.” Bodak Yellow, which currently holds the second spot overall, reached #1 for streaming on Monday. This is the first time in three years that two women have topped the Billboard Hot 100. Watch the...



As clock ticks, Republicans try to move ahead on Obamacare repeal

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 22:02:53 +0100

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration and top U.S. Senate Republicans pushed on Tuesday for action on a bill to dismantle Obamacare, but time was running out and they were still hunting for the votes needed to pass their latest attempt to gut the 2010 healthcare law. (Source: Reuters: Health)

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The world is running out of antibiotics, WHO says

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 22:01:13 +0100

Too few new antibiotics are under development to combat the threat of multidrug-resistant infections, according to a new World Health Organization report published Tuesday. Adding to the concern: It is likely that the speed of increasing resistance will outpace the slow drug development process. (Source: CNN.com - Health)



Epic Launches EHR Feature That Lets Patients Share Records Epic Launches EHR Feature That Lets Patients Share Records

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 21:59:54 +0100

It could grant access to information on portal to other doctors, regardless of which EHR they used or whether they had an EHR.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



Video Footage Shows Chaos and Destruction Following Deadly Mexico City Earthquake

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 21:45:38 +0100

Mexico City was hit with a devastating earthquake that left dozens dead on Tuesday, coinciding with the anniversary of another deadly earthquake that occurred in 1985. Video has already surfaced showing part of the damage from the earthquake. Videos from Mexico City and the surrounding areas appears to show viscous shaking and collapsed buildings . The disaster also comes just days after another earthquake hit 11 days ago, which left at least 90 dead. The governor of the Mexican state of Morales said that at least 55 were dead as a result of the magnitude 7.1 earthquake, according to the Associated Press. (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)



Florida young girl's heart beating outside of her body  

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 21:44:23 +0100

In the footage recorded by a woman, believed to be her mother, she can be seen prodding the heart as the girl relaxes on her bed. The clip was uploaded to YouTube and titled 'VirsaviyaWarrior'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



These Are 40 of the Most Terrifying Words in Donald Trump ’s U.N. Address

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 21:42:04 +0100

President Donald Trump is poised to make one of the most fateful decisions of his White House tenure. In his speech to the United Nations General Assembly, he lambasted the regime in Iran and, in a deeply misleading reference to the Iran nuclear deal negotiated by his predecessor, he said this of the United States: “We cannot abide by an agreement if it provides cover for the eventual construction of a nuclear program.” The President added: “Frankly, that deal is an embarrassment to the United States, and I don’t think you’ve heard the last of it, believe me.” That threat is an apparent reference to Trump’s stated intention to begin to deliberately unravel the nuclear deal next month. Yet his Administration has offered no good alternative, and eve...

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A Girl's Love For Bugs Goes Viral

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 21:42:00 +0100

Canadian Sophia Spencer, 8, loves bugs. A tweet her mom sent out about that made headlines and led to a paper the girl co-authored in a science journal. (Source: NPR Health and Science)



Why We Need to Protect Maternal Health During the Refugee Crisis

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 21:30:29 +0100

It’s estimated that there are 22.5 million refugees today, and many of them are women and children. The ongoing refugee crisis has been a topic of discussion during the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) happening this week in New York City. During a side event on maternal health, panelists—including Lynsey Addario, a photographer documenting the “Finding Home” series for TIME Magazine—described the needs of women who are between homes. “People take for granted the fact that women give birth every day. What is that like for a woman on the run?” said Addario, explaining her ongoing project for TIME Magazine, which has followed three Syrian refugees as they prepared to give birth and raise a child in a foreign land. During the panel—hosted...



Lawyers trade jabs as meningitis outbreak murder trial opens

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 21:28:17 +0100

An attorney for a Massachusetts pharmacist charged in a deadly meningitis outbreak has urged jurors not to be swayed by their emotions while prosecutors say the man's actions demonstrated a "shocking disregard" for human life (Source: ABC News: Health)



What Do Hurricane Categories Actually Mean?

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 21:26:17 +0100

As climate change worsens, so does hurricane season. But what do meteorologists and news anchors mean when they talk about hurricane categories, like Category 1, Category 3 or Category 5? Most people simply want to know how much water and wind to expect, and what a hurricane will mean for their safety. Hurricane categories can’t predict everything about a storm, but categories do give an indication of how a hurricane will affect people and property in its path. Here’s what you need to know about hurricane categories. Where do hurricane categories come from? Hurricanes are measured on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, which runs from Category 1 up to Category 5. According to The Weather Channel, the scale was developed in the 1970s by Miami engineer Herbert Saffir and Rob...