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Hospital treating baby Charlie Gard gets death threats
The London hospital where baby Charlie Gard is being treated for a rare genetic disorder has been receiving death threats. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Police chief gives opioid addicts HOPE
A small town police chief in North Carolina runs an unique and impactful program that helps opioid addicts beat their addiction. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One in three patients forced to wait week to see a doctor
MORE than one in three patients in some areas has been forced to wait more than a week to see a doctor. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pregnant women ‘eating for two’ is a myth that risks harming mother and baby, say experts
PREGNANT women who believe they need to “eat for two” risk harming their health and the health of their baby, experts have warned. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Immigrant deaths in tractor-trailer highlight danger of heat
Experts say the temperature inside a tractor-trailer where eight smuggled immigrants died and many others were left in dire health would have quickly become unbearable in the Texas heat (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Ahead of key vote, details of GOP health bill still unknown
The Senate will move forward with a vote this week on a Republican health care bill but it's not yet known whether the legislation will seek to replace the Affordable Care Act or simply repeal it (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Companies Rush to Develop ‘ Utterly Transformative ’ Gene Therapies
Gene therapy for cancer is becoming a reality but works best for blood cancers like leukemia and not yet in more common ones like lung cancer. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DENISE GRADY Tags: Immune System Leukemia Genetic Engineering Chemotherapy Novartis AG Source Type: news

A Rush to Develop ‘ Utterly Transformative ’ Gene Therapies Against Cancer
Gene therapy for cancer is becoming a reality but works best for blood cancers like leukemia and not so well yet in more common ones like lung cancer. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DENISE GRADY Tags: Immune System Leukemia Genetic Engineering Chemotherapy Novartis AG Source Type: news

Niti Aayog's healthcare PPP needs clarity: Hospitals
Niti Aayog ’s proposal pushes for PPPs focussed on cancers, heart conditions and respiratory tract diseases in non-metros. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Baby's dad yells, mom weeps after brain scan called 'sad'
The parents of baby Charlie Gard stormed out of a pre-court hearing after a lawyer representing Great Ormond Street Hospital in London broke the news that new brain scan of the terminally ill baby made for "sad reading," the UK's Press Association reported Friday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Republican strategy on healthcare bill in flux ahead of vote
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Senate leaders aim to hold a procedural vote as early as Tuesday to take up legislation to repeal or replace Obamacare, but it remained unclear which version of the bill senators would vote on. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Atezolizumab Response Tied to Selected PD-LI Expression in NSCLC (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- PD-L1 status may be predictive biomarker (Source: MedPage Today State Required CME)
Source: MedPage Today State Required CME - July 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

He thought he just had blisters from a hike. He had flesh-eating bacteria and nearly died.
Wayne Atkins thought little of the blisters he had gotten while hiking. He was trekking up and down the 4,500-foot-high Mount Garfield in New Hampshire — a 10-mile round trip — and blisters were no surprise. He was in the Granite State for a family member's early June wedding, which went off without a hitch, even […]Related:Nutrition science isn’t broken, it’s just wicked hardCoffee with Viagra-like ingredient recalled after FDA discoveryMost female homicide victims are killed by husbands or other intimate partners, new report shows (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HPV vaccine: Why aren't children getting it?
The most underutilized immunization for children can also prevent many forms of cancer - but one-third of girls and one-half of boys aren't being vaccinated (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Preventing cancer with HPV vaccine
A vaccine exists that can actually prevent cancer, yet millions of people are not taking it. Dr. Tara Narula reports on how immunization against the human papillomavirus (or HPV) can prevent many cancers, but only two-thirds of girls and one-half of boys have received the vaccine. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Glioblastoma: John McCain's brain cancer diagnosis
The Hippocratic Oath advises doctors to first DO NO HARM - so imagine intentionally using a virus that causes paralysis in hopes of treating the deadliest form of brain cancer. That's what doctors are trying with some patients with glioblastoma, the same cancer Arizona Senator John McCain is now grappling with, by using a reengineered polio virus. Dr. Jon LaPook reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Foregoing reconstructive surgery after breast cancer
Some women who have lost breasts to cancer have chosen to deal with their loss in a fashion that is sparking conversations, and controversy. They call it "going flat." Instead of reconstructing their bodies with surgical implants, they are embracing their scars, and even baring them in defiance of the disease. Erin Moriarty of "48 Hours" reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New hope for children with cancer
They're miracles in small packages. Nearly 16,000 kids worldwide are diagnosed with cancer every year, but their odds of beating it have never been better. Tracy Smith reports on the advances being made against pediatric cancers, made possible in part by the fundraising of charities like Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Immunotherapy, a new weapon against cancer
Dr. Jon LaPook introduces us to the next frontier of cancer treatment: immunotherapy, in which the body's own immune system is genetically modified to detect and destroy cancer cells. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dogs assist the fight against bone cancer
Comparative oncology, a rapidly-growing field of cancer research, pairs veterinarians with human doctors in the fight against cancer. Because certain cancers in dogs and people share striking similarities, the hope is that a new treatment for dogs, if successful, could be applied to people, too. Susan Spencer reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dump the junk with these barbecue treats that still carry plenty of pop
Those summer barbecue staples — buns, potato chips, alcohol and burgers — don't have to leave you feeling stuffed and bloated. Here are some ways to add healthful offerings to the table while keeping backyard gatherings festive. Skinnier, more healthful bunsThe slender One Bun Multi Grain Thin... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - July 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

Protesters rally to support baby Charlie Gard's parents as hospital reports threats
Protesters in London backing the fight of British parents of a critically ill baby to get him an experimental medical treatment in the U.S. plan a rally and prayer vigil Sunday, as hospital officials say they have received death threats. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Knock, knock! Subscription box services are at your door
Subscription box services mean better health is at our door -- for a price. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - July 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

HPV vaccine: Why aren't children getting it?
The most underutilized immunization for children can also prevent many forms of cancer - but one-third of girls and one-half of boys aren't being vaccinated (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Epigastric hernia: Causes, repair, and recovery
What is an epigastric hernia? Learn about the causes of an epigastric hernia, the symptoms, how it is diagnosed, and what to expect from surgery. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

As The Climate Changes, Kenyan Herders Find Centuries-Old Way Of Life In Danger
Nomadic herders in Kenya's northwest are having to move farther afield as sustained drought fundamentally changes the landscape. The result: no grasses for their herds.(Image credit: Eyder Peralta/NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eyder Peralta Source Type: news

Researchers Map More Of The Ocean Floor In Search For Missing Plane
The search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 did not turn up a plane, but it did uncover a detailed view of the ocean floor — volcanoes, shipwrecks, and mountains to rival Mount Everest. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Book about Nelson Mandela's medical treatment stirs dispute
Some relatives of Nelson Mandela say a new book by a military doctor that documents the South African leader's treatment before his 2013 death violates doctor-patient confidentiality (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Porphyria cutanea tarda: What you need to know
Porphyria cutanea tarda is a genetic condition affecting the skin and nervous system. Learn about the causes, symptoms, how it is diagnosed, and treatment. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Blood / Hematology Source Type: news

Over 2 million enrolled in India's quit tobacco programme in a year: WHO
Considering the high interest in quitting among tobacco users, govt launched a bilingual countrywide programme in Jan 2016, and a national toll-free quitline in May 2016. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Beyond The Nasty Needle: Trying To Make Vaccines More Comfy And Convenient
(Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Courtney Columbus Source Type: news

Charlie Gard protesters to rally as hospital reports threats
Campaigners who want critically ill baby Charlies Gard to receive experimental treatment are planning a rally and prayer vigil as hospital officials say they have received death threats related to the heartbreaking case (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Supplement warning: THIS is what happens if you have too much vitamin C
VITAMIN and mineral supplements - including vitamin C - are now taken by just under half of all Britons. However, while they can complement a healthy lifestyle, it's possible to consume too much of them. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is hearing voices a cause for concern? That depends, study suggests
Hearing voices can be prevented from becoming a distressing occurrence if the voices fall in line with the hearer's life goals, a new study suggests. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Functional neurological symptom disorder: Diagnosis and treatment
In this article, learn about functional neurological symptom disorder. What are the causes, what are the symptoms, and is it commonly misdiagnosed? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Memory relies on simultaneously available timescales
Memory creates a hierarchy of different timescales, all of which provide relevant information when necessary, so they must all be available simultaneously. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

North south divide revealed: Obese UK cities and towns MAPPED
OBESITY is a major health concern in the UK - with figures revealing an average of one in four people are overweight. Now new maps have revealed a major difference between weight in the north and south of the UK. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New C.D.C. Chief Saw Coca-Cola as Ally in Obesity Fight
Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald said she would consider taking money from Coke for C.D.C. programs despite the agency ’ s having cut ties with the company in the past. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SHEILA KAPLAN Tags: Fitzgerald, Brenda C (1946- ) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Georgia Coca-Cola Company Medicine and Health Source Type: news

Blood donation rules relaxed for gay men and sex workers
Accurate blood tests mean more groups can give blood safely, experts say. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Secret government cuts ‘sound death knell for the NHS’
SECRET Government plans to impose “radical and rapid” spending cuts on debt-ridden NHS trusts will lead to cancelled operations, redundancies and hospital closures, the British Medical Association has warned in a new report. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nourish, balance and restore: Top tips to get your hormones in harmony
GET your hormones in harmony with six simple steps to better health, says nutritionist Angelique Panagos. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins in new link to back disorders, says new study
PATIENTS on controversial heart drug statins are almost 30 per cent more likely to suffer potentially serious back disorders, a study has found, writes Lucy Johnston. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

On Baseball: Fatherhood, and Illness, Retools the Priorities of Rockies Starter Chad Bettis
Bettis, 28, who was battling testicular cancer when his baby daughter, Everleigh, arrived, said, “ I kind of found out where baseball stood. ” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TYLER KEPNER Tags: Baseball Testicular Cancer Pregnancy and Childbirth Chemotherapy Colorado Rockies Bettis, Chad (1989- ) Source Type: news

Study: Fecal bacteria linked with greater infant thinking skills
Babies' diapers may hold clues to their brain development, a new study suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Report: Mental illness 'major public health concern in the United States'
Nearly 1 in 5 American adults deals with a mental illness or substance abuse problem each year, a U.S. government study says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Jersey raises smoking age to 21
New Jersey is set to become the third state to raise its smoking age to 21, after Republican Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill Friday that hikes the minimum age to buy tobacco products from 19. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

India's Delhi government tells Philip Morris to remove all ads
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The state government in India's capital told Philip Morris International Inc and other tobacco companies on Saturday to remove all advertisements from tobacco shops in the city, warning them of legal action if they do not comply. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Pediatric cancer: Miracles in small packages
Thousands of kids are diagnosed with cancer every year, but their odds of beating it have never been better (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

On The Horizon: How dogs may help fight bone cancer
Veterinarians team up with cancer doctors in the field of comparative oncology to find a cure for osteosarcoma (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A matter of choice: Mastectomies without reconstruction
A growing number of breast cancer survivors are deciding to “go flat” and embrace their scars, even baring them publicly (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news