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Woman was 'fat shamed' by boss and driven to quit her job
Stephanie Hearn, 38, shared a video of a row with chiropractor Dr Chris Harrison, who runs a clinic in Birmingham, US. His offensive comments about her weight drove her to quit her job, she claims (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weight loss diet: Three vegetables that could be SABOTAGING your health
WEIGHT loss usually means piling up the vegetables on your plate, however sweet potato, tomatoes and spinach could be sabotaging your healthy diet. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HPV vaccine does NOT cause fertility problems
Boston researchers say the anti-cancer HPV jab has a protective effect on fertility. Both HPV infection and the vaccine itself has been linked to reduced semen quality and lower pregnancy rates. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer history impacts treatment for heart attack patients
Research shows treatment and outcomes for heart attack patients can depend on if they have a history of cancer diagnosis. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hurricane Maria Made Landfall in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico As a Category 4 Storm
Hurricane Maria made landfall at 6:15 a.m. ET in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico on Wednesday as a strong Category 4 hurricane, according to the National Hurricane Center. Water levels at a nearby harbor rose by over 4 feet, the NHC says. Hurricane Maria brought maximum sustained winds of 155 mph when it hit Yabucoa. Google MapsYabucoa Puerto Rico Map As of 10 a.m. ET, the storm’s core was still moving over Puerto Rico, bringing “life-threatening wind, storm surge and rainfall,” the NHC reported. The area is still recovering from damage brought by Hurricane Irma. After hitting Yabucoa, Hurricane Maria is expected t...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Marie Segarra Tags: Uncategorized Hurricane Maria onetime Source Type: news

Read Jimmy Kimmel ’s Moving Healthcare Monologue That Everyone’s Talking About
On Tuesday night, Jimmy Kimmel took to his late night show once more to talk healthcare — a subject near and dear to him personally, after his infant son dealt with heart surgery in the days after his birth last May. He delivered a heartfelt monologue then about the importance of adequate health coverage for all Americans, and in the wake of new healthcare legislation from Senators Bill Cassidy and Lindsay Graham, he returned to the subject with an emotional plea. I know you guys are going to find this hard to believe, but a few months ago, after my son had open heart surgery, which was something I spoke about on the...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Raisa Bruner Tags: Uncategorized Healthcare Jimmy Kimmel Late Night Television Source Type: news

Fracture Risk Higher for Seniors With Diabetes
Bone weaknesses seen in those with blood sugar disease (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Republicans make last-ditch effort to repeal & replace Obamacare
Some Republicans are expressing cautious optimism about the Graham-Cassidy health care bill while others are voicing criticism. CBSN political contributor Caitlin Huey-Burns breaks down the legislation's chances for success. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Artificial Sweeteners Alter Gut Response to Glucose Artificial Sweeteners Alter Gut Response to Glucose
Large amounts of artificial sweeteners interfere with the gut's response to glucose, increasing both glucose absorption and glycemic response and inhibiting production of GLP-1.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

3 Ways the New Obamacare Repeal Bill Would Change Women ’s Access to Health Care
Republicans latest attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act, also called Obamacare, includes several provisions that would dramatically affect women’s health care. Named for sponsors Sens. Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy, the Graham-Cassidy bill would make it harder for low-income women to access Planned Parenthood, reduce private insurance coverage for abortions and allow states to reduce maternity coverage. The bill needs to pass by the end of September to have a realistic chance of being enacted into law. It’s currently just a handful of votes away from reaching the majority needed. Here’s a closer lo...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ryan Teague Beckwith Tags: Uncategorized Bill Cassidy Congress Health Care Lindsey Graham onetime Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis symptoms - what is the condition and who is at risk?
RHEUMATOID arthritis is a long term condition which mainly affects the hands, feet and wrists. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Emma Stone Had a Heart to Heart With Stephen Colbert About Her Lifelong Struggle with Anxiety
Emma Stone has been vocal about the challenges she’s experienced because of her anxiety in the past and she’s continuing to bolster the conversation about mental health by opening up about how it affected her during her childhood. During an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, the Battle of the Sexes star shared that therapy helped her handle her anxiety as a child. “I was a very, very, very anxious child and I had a lot of panic attacks,” Stone said. “I benefitted in a big way from therapy.” Stone even shared a drawing that she made while she was in therapy as a kid that d...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cady Lang Tags: Uncategorized celebrities Emma Stone Late Night Television mental health viral Source Type: news

Post-Cesarean Antibiotics Lower SSI Risk in Obese Women Post-Cesarean Antibiotics Lower SSI Risk in Obese Women
A 2-day course of oral antibiotics after caesarean delivery lowers the risk for surgical site infections among obese women, a new trial shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Lupus risk almost three times higher after trauma
Post-traumatic stress disorder or any traumatic experience could increase the risk of lupus by almost threefold, according to new research. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anxiety / Stress Source Type: news

Man Accused in Plot to Behead Conservative Blogger Will Stand Trial
(BOSTON) — A Massachusetts man accused of participating in a plot to behead conservative blogger Pamela Geller for ISIS is going on trial in federal court. Authorities say 27-year-old David Wright, of Everett, plotted with Rhode Island resident Nicholas Rovinski and another man in 2015 to kill Geller, who is from New York. The plot was never carried out. Rovinski, of Warwick, pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges last year. Wright faces charges including conspiracy to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization and conspiracy to commit acts of terrorism transcending national boundaries. Gel...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized APW Courts Massachusetts onetime Source Type: news

Facebook trial lets users hide alcohol adverts
The social network is testing a tool that will let people hide categories of ads for the first time. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump endorses Republican healthcare plan amid flap involving comedian
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Wednesday endorsed the latest plan by congressional Republicans to gut Obamacare while a sponsor of the bill faced blistering criticism from comedian Jimmy Kimmel who said the senator "lied right to my face" about it. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

You Asked: Can a Breakup Make You Sick?
Love hurts, but a breakup can be agony—even beyond the emotional pain. If you’ve gone through a highly emotional split, researchers say your immune system can take a significant hit. “Breaking up with a partner leaves people feeling blue and lonely, even when it’s something they wanted,” says Janice Kiecolt-Glaser, a professor of psychiatry and director of the Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research at Ohio State University. “Time heals wounds, and people recover, but the time course for recovery is related to how much a person continues to be preoccupied with thoughts of their former...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized break up Breakup Divorce ex boyfriend ex-girlfriend how to get over a breakup how to get over someone how to recover from a breakup immune system Love Relationship relationship advice relationships Sex/Relationshi Source Type: news

At Least 9 Dead After ‘Extremely Violent’ Hurricane Maria Makes Landfall
(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) — One of the strongest hurricanes to ever hit Puerto Rico pummeled the island Wednesday, tearing off roofs and sending doors flying from hinges as officials warned Hurricane Maria would decimate the power company’s crumbling infrastructure and force the government to rebuild dozens of communities. Maria, which has killed at least nine in the Caribbean, 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. ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Danica Coto / AP Tags: Uncategorized onetime Puerto Rico Source Type: news

Jaime Lannister Just Revealed the ‘Funniest’ Prank Ever Played on the Game of Thrones Set
Game of Thrones may be one of the darkest shows on television, but that doesn’t stop its cast and crew from having plenty of fun behind the scenes. During a recent interview with Mashable, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau — who plays Jaime Lannister — spoke about a few of the pranks the HBO drama’s writers have played on its stars over the years. The 47-year-old actor revealed that his personal favorite revolved around a good old fashioned roast of Jon Snow…literally. “I think the funniest one I remember was the writers, they gave Kit Harington a script where he — where Jon Snow was in a fir...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Megan McCluskey Tags: Uncategorized game of thrones jaime lannister Jon Snow Kit Harington nikolaj coster-waldau Television TV Source Type: news

Is Hypothermia Effective in Acute Neurologic Conditions? Is Hypothermia Effective in Acute Neurologic Conditions?
Dr Andrew Wilner speaks with the author behind the AAN's new guideline on hypothermia's role in post-cardiac arrest neuroprotection.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Expert Interview Source Type: news

Study: Most states would take a hit from GOP health bill
Study: Most states would take a stiff budgetary hit if the latest Senate GOP health care bill becomes law (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Police: Mother Drove Over Daughter ’s Leg Because She Tried to Go to School
(COLUMBUS, Ohio)— Police say an Ohio mother hit her daughter with a car as she intentionally drove onto a sidewalk and then backed over the girl’s leg because she was walking to school despite being told to stay home. The 34-year-old Columbus woman was arraigned Tuesday on charges of felonious assault, aggravated vehicular assault and endangering children. Her 17-year-old daughter was hospitalized with two fractures in her left leg. Police say the woman had ordered the girl not to go to school on Monday as punishment and chased her down when she left. They say she dropped the girl off at her father’s hous...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized APW Ohio onetime Source Type: news

2017-2018 Influenza Vaccination Recommendations 2017-2018 Influenza Vaccination Recommendations
The latest CDC influenza vaccination recommendations outline which vaccine products should--and which should not--be used to protect against flu this season.CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

Is a Low-FODMAP Diet the Next Big Thing? Is a Low-FODMAP Diet the Next Big Thing?
Dr William Balistreri surveys the latest data on this dietary invention's efficacy in irritable bowel syndrome.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Alnylam's genetic disease drug succeeds key study, shares soar
(Reuters) - Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc's drug to treat a rare genetic disease cleared a key study, moving the company closer to filing a marketing application for the drug, which is part of a new class of medicines that block disease-causing proteins. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Man Is Shot and Killed While Holding 3-Week-Old Baby in His Arms
(YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio) — Authorities say a 61-year-old man has been arrested in Ohio after fatally shooting the father of his 3-week-old grandson while the father held the child. The shooting occurred Monday night during a domestic dispute in Youngstown. Twenty-seven-year-old Charles Pargo died at the scene. Louis Littlejohn, of Liberty Township, is charged with aggravated murder. He has a court hearing Wednesday afternoon. WKBN-TV reports Youngstown police say the shooting occurred after an argument between the two men over custody of the infant. Police say the dispute appeared to have been resolved when Littlejohn went...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized APW Crime onetime Source Type: news

Teacher Asks Fifth Graders to Imagine and Justify Being KKK Members
A South Carolina elementary school teacher has been placed on administrative leave after she asked her fifth grade students to imagine they are members of the Ku Klux Klan and told them to justify their treatment of black people. The assignment last week sparked outrage from family members and tears from at least one 10-year-old student who couldn’t bring himself to complete his homework, according to the student’s uncle, Tremain Cooper. “I felt sad. I felt anger,” Cooper told NBC Charlotte. “It was heartbreaking for us.” Cooper posted a photo of the assignment on Facebook last Thursday....
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melissa Chan Tags: Uncategorized onetime South Carolina Source Type: news

Man Who Was ‘Gifted’ Young Girl by Her Parents Will Be Sentenced for Child Rape
(DOYLESTOWN, Pa.) — A man convicted of sexually assaulting six girls from the same family, fathering two children with one of them, is scheduled to be sentenced in a Pennsylvania court. Fifty-two-year-old Lee Donald Kaplan will be sentenced in Bucks County court Wednesday on multiple counts of child rape, statutory sexual assault and other charges. Authorities say the girls’ parents “gifted” their oldest daughter to Kaplan because he helped them financially when they broke with their Amish faith. The parents were sentenced to up to seven years in prison on child endangerment charges in July. The gir...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized APW Crime onetime Source Type: news

Tibetan yoga can help breast cancer patients finds study
A new study from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has found that breast cancer patients undergoing chemo who practice Tibetan yoga sleep better. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ESC 2017: Updates in Antithrombotic Strategies ESC 2017: Updates in Antithrombotic Strategies
Drs Jolly and Granger discuss three trials presented at ESC 2017 that are making waves in thrombocardiology.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

World Running Low on Antibiotics, WHO Study Says
Too few new drugs being developed to keep up with demand. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gun Laws Help Women With Domestic Violence Threats
Fewer are killed in states that mandate that firearms be removed when restraining orders filed (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Long-term PTH Linked to Bone Improvements in Hypoparathyroidism Long-term PTH Linked to Bone Improvements in Hypoparathyroidism
Skeletal improvements are seen after 8 to 10 years of treatment; other research shows quality-of-life improvements.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Jimmy Kimmel rips apart Sen. Bill Cassidy and his Obamacare repeal bill
The late-night host said that the Louisiana Republican "lied right to my face" (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sex warning: THIS area of the UK is where you are most likely to get an STI
SEX, if unprotected, risks the spread of sexually transmitted diseases - or STIs. The areas of the UK with the worst rates have been revealed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Boosting cancer-killing cells through oxygen starvation
Researchers show that growing cytotoxic T cells under low oxygen conditions enhances their anti-cancer activity in mice and may have clinical potential. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Discoid lupus: Symptoms, causes, and treatment
In this article, learn about discoid lupus. What are the symptoms of discoid lupus, how is it diagnosed, can it be prevented, and how might it be managed? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lupus Source Type: news

The Latest: Cassidy promotes bill meant to replace Obamacare
In last-minute effort, Cassidy promotes legislation that would undo central pillars of Obamacare (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Ninth death confirmed after Florida nursing home left without A/C
A ninth victim has died after a Florida nursing home failed to evacuate its residents, who suffered for days in oppressive heat with no air conditioning, after Hurricane Irma, according to the Hollywood Police Department. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Father who shared a heartbreaking photo
EXCLUSIVE: Andy Whelan, 31, from Lancashire, released the black and white image of Jessica, whose bravery captured hearts around the world, grimacing in pain last November. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘It’s Gone.’ Video Captures Family’s Florida Home Being Swallowed by Sinkhole
A Florida family watched on Tuesday as a sinkhole swallowed their home, leaving generations of cherished belongings buried under rubble. Ellen Miller and her husband Garry Miller were able to evacuate their longtime home in Apopka, Fla. early Tuesday morning after they noticed the walls in their house were beginning to break down, according to News 6 WKMG and the Orlando Sentinel. “I wasn’t sure what all the sounds were until I got up and saw the big, huge cracks in the walls, and they were just enormous,” Ellen Miller, 69, told News 6. “It’s the only home I’ve ever had.” Relatives...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melissa Chan Tags: Uncategorized Florida onetime Source Type: news

Plymouth girl, 11, nearly died from her burst appendix
Daizy Adams, from Plymouth, began having stomach pains before she went on holiday to Spain at the end of July. By August 15, she needed emergency surgery to repair her bowel. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study links PTSD with increased lupus risk
A new study by Harvard University T. H. Chan School of Public Health found that women with post-traumatic stress disorder are at increased risk for lupus. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Public Health: How the Latest Obamacare Repeal Plan Would Work
States would be given money to establish their own health policies, and it ’ s hard to know who would remain covered and how. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: REED ABELSON and MARGOT SANGER-KATZ Tags: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Law and Legislation Health Insurance and Managed Care Senate Republican Party Source Type: news

Public Health: Obamacare Repeal Bill Offers Both Enormous Flexibility and Uncertainty
States would be given money to establish their own health policies, and it ’ s hard to know who would remain covered and how. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: REED ABELSON and MARGOT SANGER-KATZ Tags: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Law and Legislation Health Insurance and Managed Care Senate Republican Party Source Type: news

Nikki Haley Defends Trump ’s ‘Rocket Man’ Nickname for Kim Jong-un: ‘It Worked’
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley defended President Donald Trump’s speech to the U.N. General Assembly and said his “Rocket Man” nickname for Kim Jong-un has been effective. “I tell you, George, it worked. I was talking to a president of an African country yesterday and he actually cited Rocket Man back to me,” she told George Stephanopoulos on Good Morning America on Wednesday. “This is a way of getting people to talk about [Kim Jong-un], but every other international community now is referring to him as Rocket Man.” Haley said Trump’s speech on Tuesday&mdas...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katie Reilly Tags: Uncategorized Donald Trump Nikki Haley North Korea onetime United Nations White House Source Type: news

Russian woman spent 17 years with 12-inch tube in stomach
The unidentified patient, 50, from Ulan-Ude, close to the Mongolian border, had the rubber tube put in after suffering a stroke in 2000. It was designed to keep her fed in intensive care. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Louisiana woman embraces 4-inch birthmark on her face
Ferrin Roy, 30, from Louisiana, US, was once upset by   comments. But she says she has 'never covered it and never will' and has written a self-help book about her journey of acceptance. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The gassiest beers to avoid if you want to stop belching
Dr Stuart Farrimond has revealed which beers contain the most C02. 'King of Beers' Budweiser is the gassiest of them all, containing a whopping 2.77 pints of gas per pint of liquid. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news