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Mugabe removed as WHO goodwill envoy after outrage
GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been removed as a goodwill ambassador, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Sunday following outrage among Western donors and rights groups at the appointment. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

McConnell on healthcare bills: What does Trump want?
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Sunday that he was willing to bring healthcare legislation up for a vote but was waiting for the go-ahead from President Donald Trump, who sent mixed signals this week about a bipartisan bill that would shore up insurance markets. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Benefits of fish oil for arthritis
Fish oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which may help reduce inflammation. Could fish oil be beneficial in the treatment of arthritis? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

W.H.O. Removes Mugabe as ‘ Good-Will Ambassador ’
A storm of criticism had greeted the appointment of the Zimbabwe ’ s leader this past week. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: YONETTE JOSEPH Tags: Politics and Government World Health Organization Mugabe, Robert Zimbabwe Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are these white spots on my face?
In this article, learn about five possible causes of white spots on the face. Why might spots appear and what treatment options are available? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How does arthritis affect the eyes?
While arthritis is known to cause inflammation in the joints, it can also cause problems in the eyes. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatments. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Arthritis / Rheumatology Source Type: news

Q & A | Teens search for way to improve magnetic resonance images
MRI scans provide information about the body without actually touching it. Now two Toronto teens are trying to adapt that approach to search for what is in someone's blood noninvasively. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Research reveals how UV rays activate skin cancer
Researchers from Cornell University may have discovered how UV rays trigger skin cancer and found a potential way to prevent melanomas from occurring. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Melanoma / Skin Cancer Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Migraine pain could be eased with ketamine, study finds
Researchers suggest that ketamine may be an effective treatment for migraine among patients who fail to respond to standard therapies. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Headache / Migraine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Tips to control crying
A look at how to stop crying. Included is information on how to control crying with both mental and physical approaches, and how to avoid triggers. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eye Health / Blindness Source Type: news

Undocumented 17-Year-Old Must Delay Abortion, Court Rules
The ruling, which gave the federal government 11 days to find a sponsor to take custody of the teenager, could put her health at risk, doctors said. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CHRISTINA CARON Tags: Abortion Pregnancy and Childbirth American Civil Liberties Union Health and Human Services Department Decisions and Verdicts Immigration Detention Illegal Immigration Source Type: news

Taxpayer-funded drugs 'too expensive for patients’
Campaigners say UK taxpayers "effectively pay twice" for medicines, increasing NHS budget pressures. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could THIS psoriasis treatment revolutionise HOME remedies for the skin condition?
A PSORIASIS blue-light therapy treatment reduces symptoms of the skin condition in 84 per cent of patients, according to a survey. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'How horses helped me deal with anorexia'
Jamie Pye, from Norfolk, says his work with horses helped him deal with the condition. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Bullying caused my anorexia'
Jamie Pye, from Norfolk, says his work with horses helped him deal with the condition. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yoga and aerobics may help with heart disease risk factors
A combination of yoga and aerobic exercise may benefit people with heart disease, according to a new study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

After Making Mugabe a ‘ Good-Will Ambassador, ’ W.H.O. Chief Is ‘ Rethinking ’ It
The decision outraged medical professionals, rights groups and others who took to social media to call it an “ insult ” and “ a sick joke. ” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: YONETTE JOSEPH Tags: Mugabe, Robert Zimbabwe World Health Organization Human Rights and Human Rights Violations Tedros Ghebreyesu United Nations Source Type: news

Eczema treatment: These three cures can SOOTHE itchy skin condition
ECZEMA is a common skin condition which can cause red, itchy and dry skin. Here are three ways to relieve symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One in six deaths worldwide in 2015 were tied to pollution: Report
Pollution led to more than 9 million deaths worldwide in 2015, or 1 in 6 deaths that year, a new report reveals. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is causing the pain in my shoulder blade?
There are many different possible causes of shoulder blade pain. In this article, we take a look at some common ones and their treatment options. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pain / Anesthetics Source Type: news

Judge overturns $417M award against Johnson & Johnson in ovarian cancer case
A judge in Los Angeles has tossed out a $417-million US jury award to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer by using Johnson & Johnson talc-based baby powder for feminine hygiene. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

New study claims pollution contributed to 9M early deaths
Environmental pollution contributed to the premature deaths of about nine million people in 2015, nearly 15 times as many deaths from war and all forms of violence. That staggering figure comes from a study published this week in the medical journal, The Lancet. Anna Werner reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Critics urge WHO to reverse choice of Mugabe as goodwill envoy
GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) should overturn its decision to appoint Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador, global health leaders said on Saturday, describing the move as unjustifiable and wrong. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Trump Rules: Why Has the E.P.A. Shifted on Toxic Chemicals? An Industry Insider Helps Call the Shots
A scientist who worked for the chemical industry now shapes policy on hazardous chemicals. Within the E.P.A., there is fear that public health is at risk. (At right, a signing ceremony for new rules on toxic chemicals.) (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ERIC LIPTON Tags: Hazardous and Toxic Substances Water Pollution Chemicals Pesticides American Chemistry Council Environmental Protection Agency Hudson (Mich) Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why does diabetes cause headaches?
While headaches are not usually dangerous, they may indicate poor blood sugar control in a person with diabetes. Learn more in this article. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Source Type: news

The hottest trends in workout wear this fall
The athleisurewear trend isn't going anywhere. Particularly in California where so many of us swear by clothing that can transition from workouts to the rest of our lives. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - October 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alene Dawson Source Type: news

'Walking Dead' actor Tom Payne talks training — for the zombie apocalypse
If the dead do rise, will you be ready?Actor Tom Payne, who plays the role of Paul “Jesus” Rovia on AMC’s megahit “The Walking Dead,” which has its Season 8 premiere Sunday night, believes he may have a fighting chance.Training to slay zombies for the camera has real-world application.“If you... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - October 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: James S. Fell Source Type: news

Discredited vaccine paper highlights issue in retraction process, experts say
Canadian researchers say retraction should be 'instantaneous,' but note that's not always the case, and that flawed studies continue to live online. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

How mixed-up cell lines are contaminating science
The scientific literature is littered with cell line mix-ups but there's nothing to alert scientists that conclusions might be faulty. New glimpses at the way scientists might identify and treat cancer in the future. And the origins of those quirky names for human anatomy. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

The E.P.A. ’ s Top 10 Toxic Threats, and Industry ’ s Pushback
The Environmental Protection Agency published a list of potential threats it would evaluate first under a new law. Interest groups are lining up in opposition. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ERIC LIPTON Tags: Environmental Protection Agency American Chemistry Council Hazardous and Toxic Substances Regulation and Deregulation of Industry Asbestos Chemicals Cancer Source Type: news

New study claims pollution contributed to 9M deaths in 2015
Environmental pollution contributed to the premature deaths of about nine million people in 2015, nearly 15 times as many deaths from war and all forms of violence. That staggering figure comes from a study published this week in the medical journal, The Lancet. Anna Werner reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

TRUMP RULES: Why Is the E.P.A. Soft on Toxic Chemicals? An Industry Insider Gets Her Way
A scientist who worked for the chemical industry now dictates policy on hazardous chemicals. Within the E.P.A., there is fear that public health is at risk. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ERIC LIPTON Tags: Hazardous and Toxic Substances Water Pollution Chemicals Pesticides American Chemistry Council Environmental Protection Agency Hudson (Mich) Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the best essential oils for itchy bug bites?
A look at the seven best essential oils for bug bites. Included is information on what oils to avoid, and solutions for when further treatment is needed. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

W.H.O. Names Mugabe a ‘ Good-Will Ambassador, ’ and the World Balks
The decision outraged medical professionals, rights groups and others who took to social media to call it an “ insult ” and “ a sick joke. ” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: YONETTE JOSEPH Tags: Mugabe, Robert Zimbabwe World Health Organization Human Rights and Human Rights Violations Tedros Ghebreyesu United Nations Source Type: news

Critics urge WHO to reverse 'wrong' choice of Mugabe as goodwill envoy
GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) - The World Health Organisation (WHO) should overturn its decision to appoint of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador, global health leaders said on Saturday, describing the move as unjustifiable and wrong. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

'Impossible To Save': Scientists Are Watching China's Glaciers Disappear
Xinjiang has nearly 20,000 glaciers, half of China's total. They're all receding at a record pace — and will continue to melt, some scientists warn, even if global temperatures stop rising.(Image credit: Rob Schmitz/NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - October 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rob Schmitz Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Arthritis in toes: How is it treated?
In this article, we look at the symptoms of arthritis in the toes, as well as how a person can find relief from arthritic pain and discomfort. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Arthritis / Rheumatology Source Type: news

Memoir of Growing Up Fat Forces France to Look in the Mirror
Gabrielle Deydier ’ s plaintive account and sociological study exposes the many ways the obese face censure and insensitivity. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ALISSA J. RUBIN Tags: Obesity Deydier, Gabrielle France Hiring and Promotion Weight On Ne Nait Pas Grosse (Book) Women and Girls Source Type: news

Nature's Mix removes cancer claim from granola label after Marketplace investigation into 'superfoods'
Nature's Mix, a company that makes granola with quinoa that it markets as a "superfood" and that included a nutrition label that claimed quinoa "prevents cancer" has removed the claim after a Marketplace investigation. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Business Source Type: news

Motherisk hair test evidence tossed out of Colorado court 2 decades before questions raised in Canada
A capital murder trial in Colorado in 1993 raised serious issues with the reliability of Motherisk hair tests more than two decades before any issues were raised about the tests in Canada, a joint investigation by The Fifth Estate, CBC Radio’s The Current and the Toronto Star has found. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to become a lucid dreamer
How can you gain control of your nightly dreams and influence their outcome? Researchers reveal the most effective lucid dream induction techniques. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news

Choice of Mugabe as goodwill WHO envoy shocks, baffles
GENEVA (Reuters) - The appointment of Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador of the World Health Organization (WHO) has been denounced by human rights groups. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Head and neck cancer: Could oral sex raise your risk?
Researchers have found a link between oral sex and smoking and an increased risk of a type head and neck cancer triggered by the human papillomavirus. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can drinking make you a better foreign language speaker?
Can a drink help to improve your performance in a foreign language? A new study suggests that may be the case, but only for low doses of alcohol. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Source Type: news

Medical News Today: All you need to know about cricopharyngeal spasm
We look at cricopharyngeal spasm, a condition where the muscles in the throat spasm uncontrollably. Learn more about the medical treatment options here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

What is prediabetes? Stage before type 2 diagnosis is WARNING sign to change lifestyle
PREDIABETES - the stage before a type 2 diagnosis - is on rise, but changing your diet can help prevent symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High cholesterol? THIS could make you a hundred times more likely to have a heart attack
HIGH cholesterol is often caused by poor diet, excessive alcohol and smoking. However, it could be thanks to an inherited condition called familial hypercholesterolaemia. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

$417M jury award against Johnson & Johnson thrown out by judge
A California woman claimed she developed ovarian cancer by using Johnson& Johnson talc-based baby powder for feminine hygiene (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Intense Cold Therapy Salons Opening In Boston Area
BOSTON (CBS) – We all know that ice is good for an injury to reduce swelling, but would cooling your whole body work to reduce all of your aches and pains? Those who believe in cryotherapy say yes and the treatment is becoming more available in the Boston area. Kelly Strickland just opened a new facility in West Roxbury. “Essentially what cryotherapy is, is the extreme use of cold therapy in a confined area to create a reaction in your body to help with pain and inflammation and muscle soreness,” she said. Inside her salon is a room with a vertical chamber called a cryosauna. It uses liquid nitrogen to c...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local cryotherapy Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Weil’s Disease: Symptoms of DEADLY infection caused by drinking dirty water
WEIL'S Disease is a deadly bacterial infection that can be contracted by accidentally consuming the urine or blood of infected animals and rodents. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news