FDA requires strong warnings for opioid analgesics, prescription opioid cough products, and benzodiazepine labeling related to serious risks and death from combined use
(Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - August 31, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

SICK of being ill? Putting THIS in your mouth can cut it by three days, say experts
Runny nose, a sore through, sneezing and a killer cough are among the most common symptoms of the health ailment. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coventry mother left paralysed after a COUGH triggered devastating brain haemorrhage
Caz Dickinson was 42 when she collapsed after suffering a brain haemorrhage at home in Coventry in 2009. She spent years in a care home before finally returning home last month. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaccines Are Crucial And Safe. So Why Are Parents Still Questioning Them?
If ever there was an idea that doctors, researchers and public health experts are in agreement upon, it’s that vaccines are safe and strongly recommended. The American Academy of Pediatrics supports immunizing children. So does the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The vast majority of parents in the United States clearly do as well, as evidenced by national vaccination rates that have remained relatively stable ― and high.  Yet according to a new study published in the journal Pediatrics on Monday, pediatricians say they’ve seen a shift in parents’ concerns about childhood vaccines in th...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 29, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Gault must cough up Super Bowl ring in Heart Tronic case
Former NFL star and Heart Tronics executive Willie Gault is being ordered to turn over his Super Bowl ring by the U.S. District Court of the Central District of California, according to court documents dated last week. Gault, who was the co-chief executive officer at Heart Tronics, was ordered to pay $206,571 in June to settle an SEC lawsuit over his involvement in a scheme to inflate the stock price of the company. The SEC asked Gault to hand over the Super Bowl XX Championship Ring in June after he failed to pay up on an earlier payment. The ring will be held in custodia legis “for at least until the appeal of the ...
Source: Mass Device - August 23, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Legal News Heart Tronics Source Type: news

Mold and fungi lurking in instrument blamed for death of bagpipe player
Doctors have an important message for musicians: Don ’t forget to clean your instruments. It could be a matter of life and death.Their warning was inspired by a 61-year-old British bagpipe player who developed a dry cough and breathlessness that worsened over a period of seven years. His condition... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - August 23, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Karen Kaplan Source Type: news

Wind musicians warned over hygiene as fatal case of 'bagpipe lung' reported
Doctors discovered that trigger for fatal case of hypersensitivity pneumonitis was likely to have been fungi living inside man ’s bagpipesWind musicians have be warned to clean their instruments after a man died from a lung disease triggered by fungi lurking in his bagpipes.The piper developed a serious inflammation of the lungs, known as hypersensitivity pneumonitis, that worsened over a number of years, leaving him with a dry cough, breathlessness and curtailing the distance he could walk from 10 kilometres to just 20 metres. Eventually, in 2014, the 61-year old was admitted to hospital where he later died.Continue...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 23, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Fungi Science Biology Health & wellbeing Source Type: news

Dental Hygiene Thought Leader Debra Zafiropoulos, RDH Launches National Cancer Network
New Non-Profit ’s Mission is to Reduce Mortality Rates of a Variety of Cancers via Earlier Detection by Vigilant Dental ProfessionalsHobe Sound, FL –August 17, 2016 – Debra Zafiropoulos, RDH, a leading dental hygiene key opinion leader known for her tireless advocacy for the early detection of oral cancer is broadening her efforts to include other forms of cancer with the formation of the National Cancer Network, a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization.According to Zafiropoulos, commonly known as “Debbie Z”, “Dental professionals are the early warning system of the healthcare profession be...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 19, 2016 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Marijuana: Health effects of recreational and medical use
Marijuana is widely used, especially in adolescents and young adults. In the US, there are about 20 million users (about 7.5% of people aged 12 or older). Marijuana is a mind-altering (psychoactive) drug. Similar to hemp, it comes from the cannabis plant. The plant’s primary drug effects come from the chemical delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, or “THC.” Marijuana is smoked, “vaped” (inhaling the vapor), or ingested in foods or teas. Over the last few decades, the concentration of THC in the cannabis plant has been increasing. In addition, the plant extracts are more potent. Short-term effects of m...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - August 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Wynne Armand, MD Tags: Behavioral Health Brain and cognitive health Drugs and Supplements Pain Management Source Type: news

Does time of day influence our susceptibility to infection?
Conclusion This novel animal study aimed to establish whether the time of day when a virus is caught affects its spread. The findings do seem to suggest – in mice at least – being infected at the start of the resting period led to greater viral replication than being infected during the active part of the day. The researchers confirmed this by demonstrating that mice without the body clock gene showed a high level of the virus regardless of the time of day they had been infected. Circadian rhythms are biological cycles in the body related to the time of day. They are sometimes referred to as the body cl...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Medical practice Medication Source Type: news

Botswana: IDM Students Donate Cough Spot
[Botswana Daily News] Kanye -The Institute of Development Management (IDM) students who were attached to the Kanye main clinic have been applauded for donating a cough spot for Tuberculosis (TB) patients. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 16, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

More Kids Will Get Vaccinated Under New California Law
This piece comes to us courtesy of EdSource, where it was originally published. Mississippi hasn’t had a case of measles since 1992. West Virginia last saw measles – a highly contagious virus that kills an estimated 314 people worldwide every day – in 2009. Now, with California’s new vaccination law rolling out shot by shot, the state joins Mississippi and West Virginia to become the third in the nation to adopt stringent vaccination school entrance requirements. And medical experts say disease rates are likely to fall in California as they have in those states. “It’s a good club to...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pulmonary complications in adult survivors of childhood cancer
(Children's Hospital Los Angeles) A team of researchers from nine leading academic hospitals and research centers have published a paper in the early online edition of the journal Cancer that describes pulmonary outcomes among childhood cancer survivors. The study also evaluates the impact of complications such as asthma, chronic cough, emphysema and recurrent pneumonia on daily activities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 15, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Suffer with acid reflux and heartburn? Ease the condition with THIS simple cure
THOUSANDS of people suffer from acid reflux, a health condition which can cause an unpleasant taste in the mouth, a sore throat and a chronic cough. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

You Won't Believe How Some Doctors Talk To Fat Patients
It’s no secret that body-shaming is a widespread, damaging problem, especially on the internet, where bullies can spew hate and hurtful commentary from the cowardly comfort of their keyboards. But sometimes, those types of comments come from people who are supposed to be the most understanding and supportive, including parents, significant others and, perhaps most disturbingly, medical professionals. According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, many patients who are obese voice concerns about medical professionals’ perceptions of their weight, which can lead to a delay in seeking medic...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Suffer with acid reflux and indigestion? Ease the condition with THIS simple cure
THOUSANDS of people suffer from acid reflux, a health condition which can cause an unpleasant taste in the mouth, a sore throat and a chronic cough. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Guy Makes His Meals From Plants Found In Public Parks
When “Wildman” Steve Brill hankers for a fresh meal, he doesn’t go to Whole Foods. Instead, he heads to one of New York City’s public parks and picks a feast of edible plants straight from the ground. Brill, 67, has led foraging tours in and around the Big Apple for over 30 years, showing students, tourists and dirt-shy locals how to collect wild edibles that grow in the green spaces dotting the city’s concrete grid.  Foraging allows Brill, a passionate chef, to whip up healthy meals without buying as much from supermarkets as the average person would. I joined him on one of his tour...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 11, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Drinking a spoon of THIS supermarket staple could ease acid reflux and indigestion
THOUSANDS of people suffer from acid reflux, a health condition which can cause an unpleasant taste in the mouth, a sore throat and a chronic cough. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Public Health England: music festivals 'are measles hotspots'
"Music festivals including Glastonbury have become a hotbed of measles this summer, Public Health England has warned," BBC News reports. The public health body have called on young people to check their vaccination status before attending an event. Public Health England (PHE) say there have been 38 suspected measles cases reported in people who attended events in June and July. As there are a number of big musical festivals coming up, such as the Reading Festival, there are concerns that there could be further outbreaks. What is measles? Measles is a highly infectious viral illness that can be ver...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Pregnancy/child QA articles Source Type: news

FDA Approves Keytruda (Pembrolizumab) for Head and Neck Cancer
By Stacy SimonThe US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Keytruda (pembrolizumab) to treat people with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma that has spread or come back after previous chemotherapy treatment. It’s the first immunotherapy drug approved for head and neck cancer. Keytruda is already approved for melanoma and non-small cell lung cancer.The FDA based its approval on a clinical trial of 174 people with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma that had spread or come back after they were treated with platinum-based chemotherapy. Tumors shrank or disappeared in 16% of the participants who were given...
Source: American Cancer Society :: News and Features - August 9, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oral Cavity and Oropharyngeal Cancer Source Type: news

When Is the Clinical Nadir for Guillain-Barr é Syndrome?
Discussion Guillian-Barré syndrome (GBS) is an acquired, acute, inflammatory, demyelinating polyneuropathy. It is the most common cause of acute and subacute flaccid paralysis in children. GBS causes about 0.4-1.3 cases per 100,000 persons/year in children. It can occur in any age group and the incidence increases among all age groups until a peak in the 50s. Both genders are affected and there may be a slight increase in males. GBS usually occurs 2-4 weeks after a prodromonal gastroenteritis or respiratory illness. It is most often associated with Campylobacter jejunae, Haemophilus infuenza, Mycoplasma pneumoniae,...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - August 8, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

“Double dipping” your chip: Dangerous or just…icky?
Double dippers are everywhere – the 4th of July barbeque, family reunions, Super Bowl parties, anywhere chips and dip are a staple. These are the people who take a bite and dip their chips a second time when they think no one is looking. Just ask George Leave it to George Costanza on Seinfeld to make double dipping a mainstream public health scare. The episode, which originally aired in 1993, brought shame to George as he was caught dipping a chip a second time at a wake. The partygoer objecting to this practice exclaims “That’s like putting your whole mouth right in the dip!” But is double dipping ...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - August 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Robert H. Shmerling, MD Tags: Health Healthy Eating Infectious diseases Prevention Safety Source Type: news

FLYING IN FILTH: 9 airplane surfaces that harbor dangerous bacteria
(NaturalNews) Planning a summer getaway by plane? Be prepared, as research has shown that bacteria and microbes can thrive for days on airplanes. The small enclosed space, recycled air, the person sitting next to you with a nasty cough – a cold, flu or stomach bug never seems... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Get Vaccinated for a Healthy Back-to-school Start
By Stacy Simon It won’t be long before the new school year begins and students head back to the classroom - if they haven't already. Protect your children by making sure they are up to date with vaccinations. In fact, your state may require children entering school to be vaccinated against certain diseases. Check with your child’s doctor, your child’s school, or your health department to find out.Some diseases that are preventable through vaccines, such as whooping cough and chickenpox, are still common in the US. Thanks to vaccines, some other diseases are no longer common. But according to the Centers f...
Source: American Cancer Society :: News and Features - August 4, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Prevention/Early Detection Cervical Cancer Source Type: news

Yes, 'Purple Drank' Can Be Deadly
Dallas Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain is facing a 10-game suspension because he violated the NFL’s substance abuse policy by testing positive for opiates, the Dallas Morning News reports. The Morning News and others reported that the opiate in question is “purple drank,” a slang term for a potent mixture of prescription-strength cough syrup, soda and Jolly Ranchers. Also known as syrup, sizzurp and lean, the recreational drink was popularized by hip-hop artists in the 1990s, and inspired later songs like Lil Wayne’s “Me and My Drank” and Three 6 Mafia’s “Sippin&...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: Leg Lesion Teaser
(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 47-year-old woman undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer noticed several red, flaccid bullae on her leg. She was also experiencing fever, cough, and shortness of breath, which developed quickly, so she went to the ED. What is your diagnosis? (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - August 2, 2016 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Alcyone Lifesciences seeks FDA nod for ReFlow neuro cath
Alcyone Lifesciences is seeking formal commercial approval for its device to treat fluid buildup in the brain, following its successful implant in 4 patients in an ongoing study at Boston Children’s Hospital. The Lowell, Mass.-based company said that its decision to file a 510(k) premarket notification with the FDA seeking a regulatory sign-off for its ReFlow System also comes after the successful completion of a number of bench and animal studies. Alcyone wants to treat a condition known as hydrocephalus, where there is an excessive buildup of cerebrospinal fluid. As the company explains, this can threaten a pa...
Source: Mass Device - August 2, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Mark Hollmer Tags: Catheters Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Neurological Regulatory/Compliance Alcyone Lifesciences Source Type: news

Miami woman says six different doctors misdiagnosed her cancer as a cough
Jessica DeCristofaro, 28, from Miami, had a constant cough which was misdiagnosed as allergies, acid reflux and a pulled muscle. She actually had Hodgkin lymphoma, a rare form of cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heath Ledger’s Death Was 'Totally His Fault,' His Father Says
In a new interview with Daily Mail Australia, Heath Ledger’s father puts full responsibility on his son for his own tragic death. Kim Ledger addressed Heath’s accidental overdose in 2008 at the age of 28. “It was totally his fault. It was no one else’s. He reached for them. He put them in his system. You can’t blame anyone else in that situation,” Kim said. “That’s hard to accept because I loved him so much and was so proud of him.” Ledger died in New York City after production wrapped on “The Dark Knight,” for which he later won a posthumous Osca...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bronchial Mass Discovered in 47-Year-Old Patient
A 47-year-old man presents with a cough and dyspnea. A bronchial mass in found, and a biopsy is performed. What is your diagnosis? (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - July 27, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Cesar A. Moran, MD Tags: Image IQ Source Type: news

Why Multitasking Is Hurting Your Pelvic Floor
You're a mom, so the thought of having enough private time to pee and then blow your nose after you're done probably doesn't happen too often. Plus, since you're a master at multi-tasking, I bet you opt to blow your nose while peeing -- saves on time and you only have to wash your hands once. I get it. But this is actually really bad for your pelvic floor and can create that embarrassing sneeze-pee no woman wants. In fact, nearly 50% of the women I see have a pelvic floor that is strong but doesn't function correctly. In other words, the automatic response of the pelvic floor has reversed so when air leave the lunges, wh...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rwanda: Chronic Bronchitis
[New Times] Chronic bronchitis is the most common cause for chronic cough in middle aged and elderly people. It occurs due to chronic inflammation of the medium and large airways of the lungs which transport air both ways in the lungs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 25, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Appeals court tosses $20m AngioScore win over TriReme Medical
A federal appeals court yesterday tossed AngioScore‘s $20 million win over TriReme Medical and a pair of related companies, ruling that the case never should have made it to the federal level. Just more than a year ago, Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers of the U.S. District Court for Northern California ruled that AngioScore founder Eitan Konstantino violated his duties to AngioScore when he started rival companies TriReme, Quattro Vascular and QT Vascular (SGX:5I0). (AngioScore ultimately lost a related patent infringement lawsuit brought by TriReme in 2014). AngioScore, ...
Source: Mass Device - July 22, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cardiovascular Legal News AngioScore Inc. QT Vascular Quattro Vascular Spectranetics Corp. TriReme Medical Inc. Source Type: news

Lung Mass in 43-Year-Old Patient
A 43-year-old man presents with a cough and chest pain. Imaging shows a mass in the lower lobe of his right lung, and a biopsy is performed. What is your diagnosis? (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - July 21, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Cesar A. Moran, MD Tags: Image IQ Source Type: news

Medicare Monday: Access to vaccines for older Americans
When you think about vaccines, you may not think about the need for them later in life, but vaccines for older Americans are a critical component of maintaining health as you age. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, our immune systems weaken over time, which puts older Americans at higher risk for certain diseases. Important vaccines for older Americans include the flu, tetanus, hepatitis A and B, pertussis (whooping cough), pneumococcal, meningococcal, shingles and more. (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - July 18, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Vaccines Part D Medicare Medicare Monday Source Type: news

Public Health England millions of people may be living with lung cancer without knowing it
Public Health England warns a persistent cough or getting out of breath doing tasks that used to be managed easily could be a sign of lung problems or heart disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Be Clear on Cancer campaign starts today
Today Public Health England have launched a new national Be Clear on Cancer campaign, focusing on the key respiratory symptoms of a persistent cough and inappropriate breathlessness. It will run until (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - July 14, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

New Be Clear on Cancer campaign starts today
Today Public Health England have launched a new national Be Clear on Cancer campaign, focusing on the key respiratory symptoms of a persistent cough and inappropriate breathl (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - July 14, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Well: Think Like a Doctor: A Cough That Won’t Stop Solved!
A healthy middle-aged man can’t stop coughing. Our readers helped solve the mystery. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: LISA SANDERS, M.D. Tags: Coughs Lungs Respiratory System Live Think Like a Doctor Source Type: news

Whooping Cough (Pertussis)
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - July 8, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Well: Think Like a Doctor: A Cough That Won’t Stop
A 43-year-old man starts to cough every time he takes a deep breath. Can you figure out why? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: LISA SANDERS, M.D. Tags: Coughs Emergency Medical Treatment Tests (Medical) Doctors Featured Live Think Like a Doctor Source Type: news

Reduced antibiotic prescribing did not raise serious infection rates
Conclusion This cohort study aimed to determine whether the incidence of some diseases was higher in general practices that prescribe fewer antibiotics for self-limiting respiratory tract infections (RTIs). It found that alongside reductions in the rate of antibiotics prescribed, rates of incidence for peritonsillar abscesses, mastoiditis and meningitis declined. Pneumonia showed a slight increase and no clear change was observed for empyema and intracranial abscesses. The study had a good sample size, and represented the UK population well in terms of age and sex. However, there are a few points to note: As the researc...
Source: NHS News Feed - July 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical practice Medication Source Type: news

QT Vascular wins CE Mark for Chocolate Heart DCB
QT Vascular said today that it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its Chocolate Heart drug-coated balloon for treating coronary artery disease. The Chocolate Heart device is a paclitaxel-coated version of the Chocolate balloon that won FDA approval back in June 2014, the Singapore-based company said. “We are delighted with the CE Mark clearance of our novel Chocolate Heart drug-coated PTCA balloon,” CEO Eitan Konstantino said in prepared remarks. “The opportunity to minimize the use of metallic stents is greater in the coronary compared to any other arteries. We intend to increase ou...
Source: Mass Device - July 7, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cardiovascular Drug-Device Combinations Regulatory/Compliance QT Vascular Source Type: news

Toys Remain Viral Playground for 24 Hours
TUESDAY, July 5, 2016 -- You probably keep your kids away from playmates who cough or sneeze. But how much thought do you give to toys at the doctor's office or day care? A new study finds toys help spread the flu and other viruses because germs can... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 5, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Stop squinting: Easier to read labels on drug bottles on the way
New Health Canada regulations will help make it easier to read the fine print on prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications like cough syrup, allergy medications and pain relievers. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Kitchener-Waterloo Source Type: news

Uganda Rolls Out Compulsory Immunization to Dispel Anti-Vaccine Myths
Women wait to immunize their children at the Kisugu Health Centre in Kampala, Uganda, where free vaccinations take place. The nurse in the foreground is Betty Makakeeto. Credit: Amy Fallon/IPSBy Amy FallonKAMPALA, Jun 29 2016 (IPS)Patience*, a Ugandan maid, planned on taking her three-year-old son for polio immunization during the country’s mass campaigns a year ago, until her landlord’s wife told her a shocking myth.“The medicine they are injecting them with means the boy when he’s an adult won’t be able to reproduce,” Patience, 32, recalled to IPS what she’d been informed. &...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 29, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Amy Fallon Tags: Africa Development & Aid Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs Religion Women's Health immunisation Maternal and Child Health Uganda Vaccination Source Type: news

Biogas Brings Heat and Light to Pakistan’s Rural Poor
Nabela Zainab prepares tea on the biogas stove in her home in Faisalabad, Pakistan. The stove has eased indoor air pollution and restored her health. Credit: Saleem Shaikh/IPSBy Saleem Shaikh and Sughra TunioFAISALABAD, Pakistan, Jun 28 2016 (IPS)Nabela Zainab no longer chokes and coughs when she cooks a meal, thanks to the new biogas-fueled two-burner stove in her kitchen.Zainab, 38, from Faisalabad, a town 360 kilometers from the Pakistani capital of Islamabad, is among the beneficiaries of a flagship pilot biogas project to free poor households and farmers of their dependence on wood, cattle dung and diesel fuel for coo...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 28, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Saleem Shaikh and Sughra Tunio Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Energy Environment Food & Agriculture Green Economy Headlines Health Inequity Natural Resources Population Poverty & SDGs Women & Economy Women's Health Bi Source Type: news

Biogas Brings Heat and Light to Pakistan ’ s Rural Poor
Nabela Zainab prepares tea on the biogas stove in her home in Faisalabad, Pakistan. The stove has eased indoor air pollution and restored her health. Credit: Saleem Shaikh/IPSBy Saleem Shaikh and Sughra TunioFAISALABAD, Pakistan, Jun 28 2016 (IPS)Nabela Zainab no longer chokes and coughs when she cooks a meal, thanks to the new biogas-fueled two-burner stove in her kitchen.Zainab, 38, from Faisalabad, a town 360 kilometers from the Pakistani capital of Islamabad, is among the beneficiaries of a flagship pilot biogas project to free poor households and farmers of their dependence on wood, cattle dung and diesel fuel for coo...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 28, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Saleem Shaikh and Sughra Tunio Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Energy Environment Food & Agriculture Green Economy Headlines Health Inequity Natural Resources Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Na Source Type: news

What If It Is Not Your Sleep? Exploring Other Causes Of Daytime Fatigue
By Brandon R. Peters, MD When sleep is not refreshing, the feelings of tiredness and fatigue can undermine your daytime function. Beyond common sleep disorders like obstructive sleep apnea and insomnia, what are some of the reasons for feeling tired? Explore some of these potential causes, ranging from medications to diet and exercise, and try to discover what you can do to feel better. Understanding the Role of Sleep Disorders First, it is important to recognize that there is a difference between sleepiness and fatigue. Sleepiness is the strong desire for sleep that often immediately precedes falling asleep. It is some...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news