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MMR vaccine first-dose target met in England
By the age of five, 95% of children are being vaccinated against measles, mumps and rubella. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why is health care in the US so expensive?
As Congress debates a new health care bill, Dr. Sanjay Gupta asks: Why is health care in the United States so expensive in the first place? (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sterilisation implant withdrawn from non-US sale
Some women needed a hysterectomy to remove the sterilisation device Essure. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prostate cancer breakthrough: THIS finding could pave way for new treatment
PROSTATE cancer is the most common form of cancer among men in the UK - and can be symptomless, making the disease even more difficult to treat. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GSK's new triple lung drug beats other modern inhalers in study
LONDON (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline produced clinical data on Wednesday showing its newly approved three-in-one inhaler reduced life-threatening attacks in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients more than other modern treatments. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Mother, 38, left blinded, bald and paralysed by a PARASITE
Claire Wilkinson, 38, from Brisbane, has battled the acanthamoeba keratitis parasite for a decade - despite doctors initially saying she just had conjunctivitis. Treatment has failed to kill the bug. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘This Is All We Can Do’: How the Japanese Are Preparing for a North Korean Nuclear Attack
The wail of the emergency siren reverberates across the school’s playing field, conjuring a primal fear even before the words “Missile launched! Missile launched!” crackle over the loudspeaker. Two dozen men, women and children—many wearing bonnets and wet neck towels against the blazing sunshine—scamper across the shingle expanse before squatting down low with arms covering heads. “We haven’t got a nuclear shelter or even strong buildings, so this is all we can do,” says Nakamura Takashi, an official of Sakura City in Japan’s central Tochigi Prefecture, who helped to o...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Charlie Campbell / Tokyo Tags: Uncategorized Japan onetime Source Type: news

Who wins, who loses in bill aimed at upending Obamacare
GOP health care bill likely to leave more uninsured; those with health savings accounts could benefit (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

A last, last chance: Republicans strain for Obamacare repeal
President Trump and Senate Republican leaders are in a frantic hunt for the last vote or two to pass revived legislation to repeal and replace 'Obamacare.' (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

President Trump ’s U.N. Speech Is Exactly What Kim Jong Un Wanted to Hear
All year every year, streams of North Korean schoolchildren make the pilgrimage to Sinchon, a farming town south of Pyongyang. There, a palatial museum teaches them a fundamental lesson: America is the enemy. Each diorama-filled room of the Sinchon Museum of United States Atrocities is dedicated to the “jackals that infiltrated into all areas of life of the Korean people to suck blood out of the country.” From brainwashing missionaries to the “Hitler-esque” U.S. troops — who, displays claim, slaughtered 35,000 civilians nearby at the start of the 1950-53 Korean War — America is portrayed...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Charlie Campbell / Beijing Tags: Uncategorized North Korea onetime Source Type: news

AA Gill lung cancer: Life saving drug nivolumab writer denied now approved for NHS use
A LUNG cancer drug which was denied to British writer and critic AA Gill has been approved for some patients with his type of cancer. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shire, Shionogi's ADHD drug for adults clears late-stage trial in Japan
TOKYO (Reuters) - Shire Plc and Shionogi& Co Ltd said a drug to treat ADHD in adults had met its main goal in a late-stage trial in Japan, bringing it one step closer to approval in the world's third-biggest market for ADHD treatments. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Mexicans Dig Through Rubble Seeking Survivors as Quake Kills at Least 217
(MEXICO CITY) — Police, firefighters and ordinary Mexicans dug frantically through the rubble of collapsed schools, homes and apartment buildings early Wednesday, looking for survivors of Mexico’s deadliest earthquake in decades as the number of confirmed fatalities stood at 217. Adding poignancy and a touch of the surreal, Tuesday’s magnitude-7.1 quake struck on the 32nd anniversary of the 1985 earthquake that killed thousands. Just hours earlier, people around Mexico had held earthquake drills to mark the date. One of the most desperate rescue efforts was at a primary and secondary school in southern Me...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christopher Sherman and Peter Orsi / AP Tags: Uncategorized Mexico onetime Source Type: news

Mexicans Dig Through Rubble Seeking Survivors as Quake Kills At Least 248
(MEXICO CITY) — Rescuers and volunteers frantically dug through the rubble of collapsed schools, homes and apartment buildings long into the night, looking for survivors of Mexico’s deadliest earthquake since 1985 as the number of confirmed fatalities climbed to 248 early Wednesday. Adding poignancy and a touch of the surreal, Tuesday’s magnitude 7.1 quake struck on the 32nd anniversary of the earlier temblor that killed thousands and came just two hours after earthquake drills were held across Mexico to mark the date. One of the most desperate rescue efforts was at a primary and secondary school in south...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christopher Sherman and Peter Orsi / AP Tags: Uncategorized Mexico onetime Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Pets and pests could stave off childhood asthma
New research suggests that exposing children before the age of 3 to some pet and pest allergens can significantly lower their risk of developing asthma. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics / Children's Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Immune markers may predict multiple sclerosis severity
Two related cytokines may signal which individuals will progress to the severe form of MS more rapidly. The finding could aid drug research. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Multiple Sclerosis Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Eosinophilic asthma: Symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment
Eosinophilic asthma is a type of severe asthma. It is caused by high levels of certain white blood cells. We look at symptoms and treatments. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

GPs refuse to make referrals for suspected cancer
Interviews with GPs revealed many were afraid of being viewed by health bosses as having a high referral rate and were ‘reluctant’ to send patients to hospital if they had any doubts they had cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shock figures show teens are struggling with depression
Nearly one in four teenage girls suffers from depression as they struggle to cope with the pressures of life. 24 per cent of 14-year-old girls and 9 per cent of boys that age were depressed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AA Gill cancer drug available on the NHS at last
It is one of a revolutionary class of drugs called immunotherapy which work by teaching the body ’s immune system to fight cancer. But it was initially turned down by officials last year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

World is running out of antibiotics, health leaders warn
The World Health Organisation (WHO) said that 'antimicrobial resistance is a global health emergency' after health leaders warned that we are running out of antibiotics. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Mexican TV News Station Caught the Moment the Powerful Quake Struck
A Mexican news station was broadcasting live the moment a magnitude 7.1 earthquake hit the country Tuesday, close to the capital Mexico City. The powerful quake killed at least 149 people and brought down dozens of buildings in the capital alone. Thousands of people fled into the streets and early Wednesday rescue workers were still digging through mounds of rubble, looking for survivors. The anchor at Foro TV was in the middle of a segment with his reporter from the field, when the earthquake warning sirens began to wail. Enrique Campos told viewers in Spanish: “Right now that’s the earthquake alarm going off,...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kevin Lui Tags: Uncategorized Mexico onetime Source Type: news

Novartis's Rydapt wins EU approval for AML, other diseases
ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss drugmaker Novartis on Wednesday said it had won European Union approval for Rydapt to be used against a mutated form of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and other rare diseases, adding to U.S. approvals it secured in April. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Hernia mesh surgery leaves men in pain
A group of NI men say they have been left in chronic pain after having mesh inserted for hernias. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PTSD increases your risk of lupus
Women who have PTSD are almost three times as likely to develop lupus, according to a new Harvard study. Mental healthcare could help reduce risk for autoimmune diseases. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trends in Deaths Involving Heroin and Synthetic Opioids Trends in Deaths Involving Heroin and Synthetic Opioids
What do we currently know about the regional rates of drug overdose deaths involving opioids and heroin?Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Monitoring Vital Signs During Endotracheal Intubation Monitoring Vital Signs During Endotracheal Intubation
Vital signs can change rapidly during endotracheal intubation. Should monitoring intervals be more frequent during this period vs. during a hemodynamically stable period?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Extracellular Matrix and Compression for Venous Ulcers Extracellular Matrix and Compression for Venous Ulcers
Is the use of a hyaluronic acid extracellular matrix plus compression an effective treatment option for venous leg ulcers?Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Air Pollution Linked to MRSA Acquisition in Children With CF Air Pollution Linked to MRSA Acquisition in Children With CF
Young cystic fibrosis patients chronically exposed to air pollution may be more likely to acquire MRSA, a new study reports.BMC Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Breathing-Swallowing Discoordination and COPD Exacerbations Breathing-Swallowing Discoordination and COPD Exacerbations
COPD patients with impaired coordination between breathing and swallowing may be more likely to experience frequent exacerbations.BMJ Open Respiratory Research (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Business/Legal Handbook for Pathology Providers Business/Legal Handbook for Pathology Providers
This useful handbook serves as a guide to business and legal matters as they pertain to the practice of pathology.American Journal of Clinical Pathology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Pathology Case: A Snake in the Grass Pathology Case: A Snake in the Grass
Review the histology to determine the cause of this 77-year-old man's hematuria.Journal of Clinical Pathology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

How Residents Cope: Binging, Drinking, Sports, and Friends How Residents Cope: Binging, Drinking, Sports, and Friends
Overeating. Drinking. Antidepressants. These are a few of the coping mechanisms residents rely on to get through their stressful residencies. Are there any positive coping strategies?Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Hurricane Maria Aims for Puerto Rico After Slamming Dominica
(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) — Hurricane Maria barreled toward Puerto Rico on Tuesday night after wreaking widespread devastation on Dominica and leaving the small Caribbean island virtually incommunicado. As rains began to lash Puerto Rico, Gov. Ricardo Rossello warned that Maria could hit “with a force and violence that we haven’t seen for several generations.” “We’re going to lose a lot of infrastructure in Puerto Rico,” Rossello said, adding that a likely island wide power outage and communication blackout could last for days. “We’re going to have to rebuild.” Auth...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Danica Coto and Carlisle Jno Baptiste / AP Tags: Uncategorized Dominica Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico weather Source Type: news

See White House Chief of Staff John Kelly ’s Reaction to Trump’s U.N. Speech
This article originally appeared on People.com. (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tierney McAfee / People Tags: Uncategorized Donald Trump john kelly onetime viral White House Source Type: news

Exposure to Pet and Pest Allergens During Infancy Linked to Reduced Asthma Risk
Source: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Allergy, Asthma in Children (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug-resistant infections are a 'global health emergency': WHO
WHO found there is a lack of new treatments being developed to combat antibiotic-resistant infections, such as tuberculosis which kills around 250,000 people each year. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Stress Link to Lupus
Women exposed to trauma, including serious car crashes or sexual assaults, were at increased risk of developing the autoimmune disorder lupus. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Lupus Erythematosus Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Traffic Accidents and Safety Mental Health and Disorders Autoimmune Diseases Source Type: news

Once Teased For Her Love Of Bugs, 8-Year-Old Co-Authors Scientific Paper
(Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Camila Domonoske Source Type: news

Would a "Medicare for All" system work in the U.S.?
Bernie Sanders introduced his "Medicare for All" plan to the Senate last week. While some Democrats have backed the legislation, some policy experts have doubts. Hoover Institution senior fellow Lanhee Chen joined "Red& Blue" to discuss why single-payer plan could be too good to be true. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mexico Declares a State of Disaster in Its Capital Following Devastating Earthquake
(MEXICO CITY) — Mexico’s federal government has declared a state of disaster in Mexico City, freeing up emergency funds following a major earthquake that killed at least 139 people, including 36 in the capital. President Enrique Pena Nieto said he had ordered all hospitals to open their doors to the injured after the magnitude 7.1 quake. Dozens of buildings tumbled into mounds of rubble or were severely damaged in densely populated parts of Mexico City. Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera said buildings fell at 44 places in the capital alone as high-rises across the city swayed sickeningly. The U.S. Geological Survey sa...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized Mexico onetime Source Type: news

‘We Can’t Let Them do This to Our Children.’ Jimmy Kimmel Gives Another Heart-Wrenching Plea on Health Care
As the Senate nears a deadline for a last-ditch effort to repeal Obamacare, television host Jimmy Kimmel stepped up to tell his audience how he believed the new Republican health care plan could hurt them and their families. “This new bill actually does pass the Jimmy Kimmel test,” Kimmel said Tuesday night on his show Jimmy Kimmel Live! “But with this one, your child with a pre-existing condition will get the care he needs, if — and only if —his father is Jimmy Kimmel.” Kimmel’s monologue is his second on health care reform, and comes amidst a push among Senate Republicans for a v...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alana Abramson Tags: Uncategorized Health Care onetime Source Type: news

The RNC Has Spent Almost $200,000 on Donald Trump Jr. ’s Legal Fees For the Russia Investigation
(NEW YORK) — The Republican National Committee has paid nearly $200,000 in legal fees for President Donald Trump’s eldest son in connection with the Russia investigation, a committee official said Tuesday. More than $166,000 was paid to Donald Trump Jr.’s attorney, Alan Futerfas. Another $30,000 went to the law firm of Williams & Jenson, which helped prepare him for testimony. The RNC official insisted on anonymity to discuss financial information not yet made public. The RNC is expected to release its August spending totals Wednesday, but that report will not include the spending on Trump Jr.’s...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Darlene Superville / AP Tags: Uncategorized Donald Trump Jr. onetime republicans Russia Probe White House Source Type: news

Republican Leaders Defy Bipartisan Opposition to Health Law Repeal
Senator Lamar Alexander gave up on his effort to shore up health care markets as his fellow Republicans pressured lawmakers to back the latest Affordable Care Act repeal. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ROBERT PEAR and THOMAS KAPLAN Tags: United States Politics and Government Health Insurance and Managed Care Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Republican Party House of Representatives Senate Law and Legislation Alexander, Lamar Murray, Patty Graham, Lindsey Source Type: news

Youth football ups odds of brain problems in adulthood
Kids who start playing tackle football before age 12 have a higher risk of mental and behavioral problems in adulthood than their counterparts, a new study says (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kids' colds linked to asthma, lung problems later
Kids who develop respiratory infections like colds or sinusitis may have a higher risk of asthma and reduced lung function later in life, a new study says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Republicans Eye Last-Ditch Attempt to Repeal Obamacare, Again
Just two weeks ago, the forecast for Republicans was bleak: the GOP had dramatically failed to repeal Obamacare earlier in the summer, and reports of tension on Capitol Hill made it seem unlikely they would pull it together. But in a startling reversal of fortune over the last week, Republicans lawmakers have resuscitated a new effort to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. The bill in question, Graham-Cassidy, named for its co-sponsors Sen. Lindsey Graham and Rep. Bill Cassidy, has earned the White House’s backing, and received tacit support on Tuesday from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. “It is better ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nash Jenkins Tags: Uncategorized Affordable Care Act Congress Donald Trump Health Care Healthcare Lindsey Graham Mitch McConnell Obamacare Source Type: news

Hillary Clinton Denounces Donald Trump ’s ‘Dark and Dangerous’ United Nations Speech
Hillary Clinton strongly denounced President Donald Trump’s speech to the United Nations Tuesday, telling Stephen Colbert the rhetoric was bombastic and inappropriate for the President of the United States. “I thought it was very dark, dangerous, not the kind of message that the leader of the greatest nation in the world should be delivering ,” she told Colbert during an appearance on The Late Show Tuesday night, adding that she had only seen parts of the speech, not the entire thing. Trump delivered his first Presidential address to the United Nations Tuesday. In his speech he espoused the “America...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alana Abramson Tags: Uncategorized hillary clinton onetime Source Type: news

Hospital allow kids to drive themselves to operating room
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A San Diego children's hospital unveiled a collection of remote controlled luxury mini cars on Tuesday that allow its young patients to 'drive' themselves to the operating room. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

9 of 10 docs unprepared to prescribe marijuana
Although it's becoming more commonplace, medical marijuana is rarely discussed in U.S. medical schools, a new study shows. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news