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New App Helps Parents Keep Track Of Medical Records
BOSTON (CBS) – A new app could change the way parents and individuals keep track of health issues and medical records. Caremap, an iPhone app designed by researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital and Duke University, will hopefully one day replace all that paper parents accumulate from multiple visits to the doctor. (Image credit: Caremap) Mothers and fathers can input the usual medications, allergies and hospitalizations, but the app can also track symptoms and behaviors. “Pain, sleep, mood, bathroom habits, nutrition… temper tantrums or school attendance or whatever is important to your child and...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Consumer Health Local News Syndicated Local Tech Boston Children's Hospital Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Republicans Throw Money at Reluctant Senators Amid Last-Minute Obamacare Repeal Effort
WASHINGTON — Top Republicans are adding money to their staggering effort to repeal the Obama health care law and say they’re pushing toward a climactic Senate faceoff this week. Yet their path to succeeding in their last-gasp effort has grown narrower, perhaps impossible. GOP senators’ opposition to their party’s drive to scrap President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act swelled to lethal numbers Sunday. Moderate Sen. Susan Collins all but closed the door on supporting the teetering bill and conservative Sen. Ted Cruz said that “right now” he doesn’t back it. President Donal...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized onetime Senate Source Type: news

New Graham-Cassidy health care bill has more funding for some states
CBS News' Nancy Cordes reports that the new version has more funding for Arizona, Alaska and Maine (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Which Phone Protects Your Security the Best? We Asked the Experts
Americans spend an average of five hours a day on our smartphones, making them some of our most commonly-used electronic devices. But it’s exactly that popularity that makes them a favored target of hackers, too — they want to get at all the personal information we keep in our smartphones, like credit card numbers, passwords and so on. Because our smartphones contain so much of our most vital data, it’s that much worse when they get hacked. So which phone is most secure against malicious hackers? The simple answer is Apple’s iPhone, says Dan Kaminsky, chief scientist and founder of cybersecurity fir...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lucinda Shen Tags: Uncategorized Android cybersecurity iPhone onetime smartphone which phone is the most secure Workarounds Source Type: news

How extreme weather events affect your health
Hurricanes Maria, Irma and Harvey have brought serious health risks. @NightshiftMD examines the medical challenges in the aftermath of extreme weather events. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radio/White Coat, Black Art/Blog Source Type: news

1 in 3 families have trouble affording diapers, survey finds
"Some months it would be between paying for the electric bill or paying for diapers" (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast cancer symptoms: NINE warning signs including discharge and swelling
BREAST cancer is the most common form of the disease across the UK, and Britons are being encouraged to regularly check for symptoms to catch the condition early. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Personal Health: Vision and Hearing Loss Are Tied to Cognitive Decline
When the brain struggles to make sense of the world it may be less able to perform other important tasks. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Ears and Hearing Eyes and Eyesight Memory Alzheimer's Disease Brain Elderly Dementia Hearing Aids Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can you live without a pancreas? What you need to know
What does the pancreas do and is it possible to live without one? Learn about why the pancreas may be removed and the resulting lifestyle changes. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Says He Will Call Snap Elections Next Month
(TOKYO) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced Monday he will call a snap election for parliament’s more powerful lower house for next month. Abe said at a news conference that he will dissolve the chamber on Thursday when it convenes after a three-month summer recess. The election is to be held Oct. 22. Support ratings for Abe’s government have started to rebound after attacks on him over cronyism scandals faded during parliament’s recess. Also, opposition parties are regrouping and unprepared for an election. Opposition lawmakers have said there is no need to hold an election now. Tokyo&r...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mari Yamaguchi / AP Tags: Uncategorized Japan onetime Source Type: news

Former 'heaviest woman' Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty dies
A hospital in Abu Dhabi confirms the Egyptian's death despite recent weight-loss surgery. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mass Graves Containing Bodies of 28 Hindu Women and Boys Found in Myanmar
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar police said Monday that they have discovered at least 28 slain Hindu women and boys in two mass graves in the Southeast Asian country’s conflict-torn northern Rakhine state. The government blames Muslim insurgents for the killings. Myanmar Border Guard Police Maj. Zayar Nyein in northern Rakhine said the graves were discovered Sunday and contain bodies of 20 females and eight males, and that more bodies are believed to be buried. The government’s Information Committee said on its Facebook page that all eight were boys, including six under 10 years old. Police blame the Araka...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized myanmar onetime Source Type: news

WARNING: Diabetes sufferers TWICE as likely to have a deadly stroke
DIABETES sufferers are twice as likely to have a stroke, and almost three times as likely to experience heart failure - and rates are increasing, say experts. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Marijuana and 'spice' could trigger seizures, study says
High-potency natural and synthetic cannabinoids were found to trigger seizures in mice, say researchers, with the latter posing the strongest effects. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Epilepsy Source Type: news

Preston handyman has toy cone removed from his lungs
The 47-year-old patient, whose name is unknown, complained of coughing up yellow mucus for little over a year. He sought help from doctors at Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Belfast bodybuilder left mute by six stone weight loss
Terri Keith, 30, of Belfast, went from a size 16 to a size 6 in just 10 months but The weight loss left her with malnutrition and made  her ulcerative colitis worse. Now she is a champion bodybuilder. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health care bill teeters, GOP adds money to woo dissidents
Top Republicans are adding money to their staggering effort to repeal the Obama health care law and say they're pushing toward a climactic Senate faceoff this week (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Aussie flu could kill as many as 1968 Hong Kong pandemic
Professor Robert Dingwall, a public health expert at Nottingham Trent University, said it is 'inevitable' the H3N2 strain which has caused havoc in Australia will reach Britain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘That’s What That Flag Is For.’ Pharrell Williams Takes the Knee During Charlottesville Concert
Pharrell Williams dropped to both knees during his set at the Concert for Charlottesville Sunday night, joining in protests against President Trump’s criticism of NFL athletes who kneel during the national anthem in protest of police brutality and racial inequality. “I wanna get on my knees right now,” Williams said while performing at the concert, an event hosted by Dave Matthews Band promoting unity in the wake of last month’s deadly white supremacist protests and clashes in the Virginia town. “If I want to get on my knees right now for the people of my city, for the people of my state, that...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kevin Lui Tags: Uncategorized celebrities onetime Pharrell Williams Source Type: news

Pregnant Women Should Still Get The Flu Vaccine, Doctors Advise
(Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rebecca Hersher Source Type: news

Handyman, 47, has TOY CONE removed from his lungs
The 47-year-old patient, whose name is unknown, complained of coughing up yellow mucus for little over a year. He sought help from doctors at Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Poll reveals Americans' attitudes on GOP health care bill
Four in 10 say Republicans trying to push Obamacare replacement bill through Congress too fast, and fewer than one in 10 believe it would help them (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

People spend twice as long on the toilet than exercising
Adults in the UK clock up 3 hours and 9 minutes on the lavatory every week – and just 90 minutes being active, a UKactive poll revealed. Adults should do 150 minutes a week of moderate exercise. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How penis sizes vary across the UK
EXCLUSIVE: A survey suggests Welsh men shouldn't be concerned about their penis size. They are blessed with the largest manhoods in the UK, measuring 6.56 inches on average. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Happiness may be healthier in some countries more than others
I am an Eeyore; I know this. I'm a glass-half-empty, worst-case-scenario, dwell-on-the-imperfections, existential-dread ruminating worrywart, and I envy the people I encounter who seem to effortlessly exude perkiness and fun. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nearly 50,000 Evacuated as Fears of Volcanic Eruption Grow in Bali
(BALI, Indonesia) — Nearly 50,000 people have fled the Mount Agung volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali, fearing an imminent eruption as dozens of tremors rattle the surrounding region, officials said Monday. Waskita Sutadewa, spokesman for the disaster mitigation agency in Bali, said people have scattered to all corners of the island and some have crossed to the neighboring island of Lombok. Indonesian authorities raised the volcano’s alert status to the highest level on Friday following a dramatic increase in seismic activity. It last erupted in 1963, killing about 1,100 people. Thousands of evacu...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized Bali indonesia Natural Disasters onetime Volcano Source Type: news

PureTech's Gelesis says obesity drug achieved weight loss in study
LONDON (Reuters) - PureTech subsidiary Gelesis is moving closer to filing for regulatory approval of its obesity treatment Gelesis100 after results of its latest study, it said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

‘The Worst Thing I’ve Ever Seen.’ Time Is Running Out In the Search for Survivors of Mexico Quake
(MEXICO CITY) — Search teams are still digging in dangerous piles of rubble hoping against the odds to find survivors at collapsed buildings, while officials say they have so far cleared only 103 of Mexico City’s nearly 9,000 schools to reopen Monday. The need to inspect 98% of the capital’s public and private schools nearly a week after a magnitude 7.1 earthquake killed at least 182 people in the city and 138 in nearby states was a stark indicator of just how long the path back to normalcy will be. Federal Education Secretary Aurelio Nuno said Sunday that it could take a couple more weeks to inspect all ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maria Verza / AP Tags: Uncategorized Mexico onetime Source Type: news

£1.4m mental health project to help school pupils
A trial is launched to help pupils showing early signs of anxiety, depression or self harm. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Depression: Is brain inflammation tied to suicidal thoughts?
A new study indicates that suicidal thoughts are associated with brain inflammation in the case of people diagnosed with major depression. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Depression Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Too much manganese may lower children's IQ
A study suggests that excessive air exposure to manganese may have negative neurodevelopmental effects; high levels of the metal correlate with lower IQ. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Fat necrosis: Causes and treatment
Fat necrosis is a complication that may occur after injury to fatty tissue. It can create small lumps under the skin, which may appear similar to tumors. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: news

Patients screened by receptionists under NHS scheme
The scheme - which sees clerical staff trained as 'care navigators' - was devised to reduce ‘avoidable’ appointments and is gradually being adopted by surgeries across England. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

France reaffirms opposition to license renewal for weedkiller glyphosate
PARIS (Reuters) - France reaffirmed on Monday its opposition to plans by the European Commission to extend its approval for the weedkiller product glyphosate, the prime minister's office said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Anthony Weiner Is Being Sentenced for Sexting. He Faces Up To 27 Months in Prison
(NEW YORK) — Anthony Weiner is scheduled to be sentenced on Monday in a sexting scandal that some blame for Hillary Clinton’s presidential loss. The former New York congressman faces up to 27 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to one charge of transferring obscene material to a minor. Prosecutors say he broke the law by having illicit contact with a 15-year-old girl, including asking her to “sexually perform” for him in conversations on Skype and Snapchat. The Democrat’s obsessive sexting habit not only destroyed his career in the U.S. House, but it also doomed his campaign for mayor and...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Uncategorized anthony weiner Courts Crime onetime Source Type: news

Republican bill to repeal Obamacare teeters on edge of collapse
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The latest Republican effort to repeal former U.S. President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law faced possible defeat this week as several senators in the party voiced concerns about the bill under consideration. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Mycobacterium avium Complex in a Lung Transplant Recipient Mycobacterium avium Complex in a Lung Transplant Recipient
This case highlights the need to be aware that infectious complications following lung transplant can occur at any time in the setting of immunosuppression, even many years post-transplant.Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Bed Bugs: Current Treatment Guidelines Bed Bugs: Current Treatment Guidelines
What are the best ways to prevent and treat bed bug infestations?Journal for Nurse Practitioners (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Journal Article Source Type: news

Environmental Triggers of COPD Symptoms Environmental Triggers of COPD Symptoms
Learn which common environmental exposures may trigger COPD exacerbations.BMJ Open Respiratory Research (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

John McCain Says His Health Care Vote Wasn ’t Personal
Republican Sen. John McCain said that his decision to vote against the Republican ‘skinny repeal’ of the Affordable Care Act earlier this summer was not influenced by his personal relationship with President Donald Trump, despite commenting that they are “very different people.” Speaking in an interview with CBS’ 60 Minutes Sunday, McCain was asked to comment on whether his deciding vote, which was crucial in ending that Republican attempt to repeal Obamacare, was a way to “get back at the President” for attacking the senator’s Vietnam War record. “If I took offense at ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Suyin Haynes Tags: Uncategorized affordable healthcare act Congress Donald Trump John McCain onetime Republican Party republicans Senate Source Type: news

Diabulimia
Megan Davison hanged herself after years of hiding her diabulimia and not receiving the right type of care. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Checkup: When Athletes Share Infections
The close contact and casual sharing that are components of team bonding can also be a breeding ground for infectious disease. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PERRI KLASS, M.D. Tags: Athletics and Sports Interscholastic Athletics Wrestling Children and Childhood Education (K-12) Hygiene and Cleanliness Vaccination and Immunization Source Type: news

The Latest: Senate Republicans offer new health bill
Senate Republicans are adding billions of dollars to their teetering health care bill, hoping to win support from GOP senators who may be opposing the legislation. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Senate Republicans add additional money to teetering health care bill, hoping to win votes from defecting GOP senators
(Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Trump Says His Objection to NFL Anthem Protests ‘Has Nothing to do With Race’
(MORRISTOWN, New Jersey) — President Donald Trump insisted Sunday that his opposition to NFL players kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality “has nothing to do with race” but has to do with “respect for our country and respect for our flag.” Trump, who inflamed the sports world on Friday by saying players who protest police brutality during the Star Spangled Banner by refusing to stand or conducting other acts of defiance should be fired, reiterated Sunday that owners “should do something” about the protests. Trump, as he prepared to board Air Force One to r...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Catherine Lucey / AP Tags: Uncategorized Donald Trump onetime Source Type: news

‘Going Down In a Blaze of Glory.’ The Brief, Crusading Life of the Cambodia Daily
Phann Ana represents the best of everything the Cambodia Daily stood for. In 17 years at the newspaper — which Cambodia’s strongman prime minister cruelly snuffed out in early September — Ana championed poor villagers persecuted by the country’s acquisitive oligarchy, investigated political murders, and exposed illegal logging and grand corruption, again and again and again. He worked his keyboard with a malicious grin and his sources with an unmistakable soprano chortle. He seemed able to retrieve internal documents from government ministries as easily as if they came from his own desk drawer. &ldq...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Douglas Gillison Tags: Uncategorized Cambodia onetime Source Type: news

‘Zero Communication.’ Puerto Ricans Are Hunting for Wi-Fi and Cell Signal to Contact Loved Ones
(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) — Margarita Aponte and her relatives cleared the road in front of her house with two oxen Sunday, then drove an hour from her devastated hometown in central Puerto Rico to the old telegraph building in the capital of San Juan. There, thousands of Puerto Ricans gathered for a chance at a resource nearly as precious as power and water in the wake of Hurricane Maria — communication. “It’s ringing, it’s ringing, it’s ringing!” Aponte, a janitor, screamed as her phone connected to free Wi-Fi and her Facetime call went through to the mainland. Her eyes filled wit...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Danica Coto / AP Tags: Uncategorized Hurricane Maria onetime Puerto Rico Source Type: news

Jared Kushner Used His Private Email to Communicate With White House Colleagues
(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, occasionally used his personal email account to communicate with colleagues in the White House, his lawyer said Sunday. Between January and August, Kushner sent or responded to fewer than 100 emails from White House officials from his private account, attorney Abbe Lowell said in a statement. “These usually forwarded news articles or political commentary and most often occurred when someone initiated the exchange by sending an email to his personal, rather than his White House, address,” Lowell said. The attorney said Kushner, a key ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eric Tucker / AP Tags: Uncategorized onetime White House Source Type: news

Milo Yiannopoulos Finally Spoke at Berkeley. But the Protesters Were Louder
For months, the University of California, Berkeley, had prepared for a slate of conservative speakers to arrive on campus for “Free Speech Week.” The school was ready to spend more than a million dollars on security amid concerns that protesters from both left and right would show up and become violent during the four-day event planned for late September. In the end, almost all the speeches were canceled due to logistical issues and safety concerns. And the one appearance that went on Sunday ended without a clear indication of what had been accomplished. Controversy that has rocked Berkeley for much of the year...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katy Steinmetz / Berkeley, Calif. Tags: Uncategorized Berkeley Education milo yiannopoulos onetime Source Type: news

President Trump Has a New Travel Ban
Travelers from eight countries will face restrictions on entry to the U.S, ranging from a total ban to more targeted restrictions, under a new proclamation signed by President Donald Trump Sunday. The new rules, which will impact the citizens of Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen, will go into effect on October 18. Officials stressed that valid visas would not be revoked as a result of the proclamation. Some countries will face full bans. Others are more tailored, such as restrictions impacting Venezuela, which will only apply to certain government officials and their families Trump’s...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized Donald Trump onetime travel ban White House Source Type: news