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The Most Exciting Health Stories Of 2014

While 2014 will forever be known as the year of the world's biggest Ebola outbreak -- and the first cases of Ebola contracted in the United States -- the virus is just one of several impactful changes in our medical and personal health landscape. From cancer research breakthroughs to innovative food policies to strides in the search for an HIV vaccine, we're quite a bit further in our understanding of medicine than we were last year. Thanks to research in 2014... Your Fitness Tracker Data Could Lead To The Next Big Medical Discovery Your FitBit, Jawbone and other personal tracking devices and apps are logging every step you take, every bite you eat and every hour you sleep. All of that data is a potential treasure trove for health researchers, which is why University of California, San Francisco and the American Heart Association are inviting people from all over the world to plug their apps and devices into the Health eHeart platform. The hope is that people who track their health data can provide scientists with powerful, real-world and real-time insights that they can then use to make observations and associations between things like exercise, diet and heart disease. Dr. Elliott Antman, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and president of the American Heart Association, called the big data push unprecedented and said it could pave the way for how big clinical research projects are conducted in the future. "This dwarfs even the largest studies t...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - Category: Science Source Type: news

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Source: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
RHEUMATOID arthritis, and other forms of the disease, cause pain and discomfort among other symptoms. There is no cure, but can be treated using lifestyle changes, diet alterations and medication. Try using this neat trick to reduce pain caused by a flare-up.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Abstract The goal of this editorial is to equip readers with opioid education resources that enable you to role model what it looks like to speak out about addiction. How are we doing as a profession speaking up about addiction? Stigma is commanded by a deep irony: where peer pressure is what likely keeps us quiet, peer support is what enables us to speak up. The "#MeToo" movement is an extraordinary example of the inertia needed to break open a taboo topic. From Hollywood celebrities to US women's gymnastics stars, it was clear that as more women spoke up about sexual harassment, well, the more women sp...
Source: American Journal of Health Promotion : AJHP - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Am J Health Promot Source Type: research
As the nation’s opioid epidemic rages on, the federal agency charged with leading the government’s response to substance abuse is changing the way it helps local communities. But critics say the move risks leaving programs with fewer resources until the new plan is in place. The controversy began in January with a low-key announcement by the […]Related:E. coli outbreak spreads as source of tainted lettuce remains a mysteryFirst marijuana-derived drug poised for FDA approval after winning support from advisersHave you or someone you know waited too long for an organ transplant?
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
It ’ s not always easy to tell if you have heart disease or have had a heart attack.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Heart Tests (Medical) O'Donnell, Rosie Source Type: news
In one night, the Savage family lost two sons to opioid overdoses. Now they are working to prevent other families from experiencing the same pain.
Source: CNN.com - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Plunge into water at near-freezing temperatures, and your body goes into extreme distress. Your skin screams signals of pain. You can't breathe, because your chest is cramping up. Talking is nearly impossible. Your heart is pounding. Fear mounts -- as it should. Without any protection, you may lose consciousness in under 15 minutes. You'll be dead within an hour.
Source: CNN.com - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Conclusion: Our case report underlines the importance of active endoscopic surveillance of the remaining colon and rectum in patients with diverting stomas and inflammatory bowel disease in order to detect stenosis. If endoscopic control is not possible due to obliteration, surgical therapy must be discussed due to the risk of developing cancer.Case Rep Gastroenterol 2018;12:143 –146
Source: Case Reports in Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Elevation of TNFα level might be a predictor of OA progression after hip arthroscopy. PMID: 29665766 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong) Source Type: research
Conclusions: This study is the first nationwide study presenting an increase in incidence of EP-NEC patients from 196 to 260 cases annually in the Netherlands. We found the best 5 year relative survival to be for EP-NEC patients with local disease located in the bladder, where the worst 5 year relative survival was found in the oesophagus.
Source: Neuroendocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
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