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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

Boy, 8, meets the bone marrow donor who saved his life
The second-grader who beat leukemia met his bone marrow donor live on "GMA." (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Cassini's Spectacular Legacy — And Nod To The Future
Following on Cassini's discoveries, NASA aims to probe Jupiter's Europa for potential life. With every new world we discover, we should look back at our own planet with awe, says Marcelo Gleiser.(Image credit: NASA) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marcelo Gleiser Source Type: news

Gun Injuries Add Millions of Dollars to Hospital Costs
Younger, minority Americans are most often affected, research showsSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Gun Safety, Health Statistics (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Go ahead, hit that snooze button: StatsCan says many Canadians lack sleep
More than half of adults in Canada say their shuteye is fitful at times, according to a Statistics Canada report released Wednesday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Go ahead, hit that snooze button: StatsCan says a bulk of Canadians lack sleep
About a third of adults sleep fewer hours per night than recommended, and many report their shuteye is fitful at times, according to Statistics Canada. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Police Officer Responding to Hit-and-Run Shoots and Kills Man Holding a Stick
(OKLAHOMA CITY) — Oklahoma City police say a man holding a stick was shot and killed by an officer on the city’s southeast side. Police Capt. Bo Mathews says officers were responding to a report of a hit-and-run around 8:15 p.m. Tuesday when they found a vehicle that matched the description of the one in the crash. Mathews says two officers confronted a man holding a stick near the vehicle. One officer fired a Taser and the other shot the suspect with a firearm. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. Names of the suspect and the two officers have not been released. He didn’t say why the officer opened ...
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

Robin Roberts celebrates 5th 'birthday' of bone marrow transplant
Roberts received donor cells from her sister, Sally Ann Roberts. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Opioid overdoses cutting into U.S. life expectancy, CDC says
Rising death rates from opioid abuse are chipping away at Americans' life spans, a U.S. government study finds. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vagal Nerve Stimulation Stops Episodic Cluster Headache Pain Vagal Nerve Stimulation Stops Episodic Cluster Headache Pain
Noninvasive vagal nerve stimulation provides complete pain relief for patients with episodic cluster headaches -- but not chronic cluster headaches, suggest results from the ACT2 trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

The Latest: Trump hopes GOP senators pass health care bill
President Donald Trump says he hopes Republican senators will vote for new legislation that aims to repeal and replace his predecessor's health care law. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

WATCH: Robin Roberts marks milestone 'birthday': 5 years since her bone marrow transplant
Plus, Dr. Richard Besser discusses the new medical advancements that have been made over the past five years, which may offer hope to those who need a marrow transplant. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Trump pressing GOP senators to act on new health proposal
President Trump is pushing GOP senators to get behind the latest effort to pass a new health care overall to replace the Obama-era law (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

WATCH: Boy, 8, meets the bone marrow donor who saved his life live on 'GMA'
An 8-year-old leukemia survivor meets the woman who donated her bone marrow to save his life for the first time. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

See Inside a Berlin Synagogue ’s First Rosh Hashanah After World War II
When Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, begins on Wednesday night, it will mark the start of an annual period in which Jewish people around the world will take time to reflect on starting fresh in the new year. But few celebrants in modern history have had more cause for such reflection than the Berlin Jews who survived World War II. In 1945, legendary LIFE Magazine photographer Robert Capa was there to document the first Rosh Hashanah service held in the city since 1938, which took place on Sep. 7, 1945, at Fraenkelufer, a synagogue that the U.S. Army had helped restore after the Nazis torched it. There, he found a peopl...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Olivia B. Waxman Tags: Uncategorized 1945 faith Holidays LIFE Magazine photography robert capa rosh hashanah Source Type: news

Gun Surrender Laws Help Women Threatened by Domestic Violence
Fewer are killed in states that mandate that firearms be removed when restraining orders filedSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Domestic Violence, Gun Safety (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fracture Risk Higher for Seniors with Diabetes
Bone weaknesses seen in those with blood sugar disease Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Diabetes Type 2, Fractures, Seniors' Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Guru Jagat helps you get your groove back in a techy and complex era
Guru Jagat may be the new model for a thoroughly modern, multimedia yogi and the fresh, female face making the Kundalini yoga tradition increasingly popular.In her new book, “Invincible Living: The Power of Yoga, the Energy of Breath, and Other Tools for a Radiant Life” (Harper Elixir), Guru Jagat... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Valli Herman Source Type: news

Diabetes symptoms: Warning signs of type 1 and type 2 diabetes
DIABETES can be a difficult disease to spot but there are certain warning signs people can look out for - including thrush and excessive thirst. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Billy Bush and His Wife Are ‘Separated for the Moment’
(NEW YORK) — Former “Access Hollywood” and “Today” show personality Billy Bush has separated from wife Sydney Davis after nearly 20 years of marriage. Jill Fritzo, Bush’s publicist, says in a statement that the couple has “separated for the moment to evaluate their life together.” She adds, “they love each other and their children deeply and are committed to a bright future.” The separation comes nearly a year after a 2005 recording surfaced of a lewd conversation between Bush and then “Apprentice” host Donald Trump during an “Access Hollywood&rd...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized celebrities onetime Source Type: news

Oral sex warning: Could brushing your teeth with THIS help you prevent throat cancer?
SEX should always be practiced safely using contraception, like condoms, to prevent spread of STIs which can lead to throat cancer - but it has been suggested that using a charcoal toothpaste could also help protect you. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump endorses latest Republican bill to dismantle Obamacare
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Wednesday threw his weight behind congressional Republicans' latest bill to dismantle Obamacare and called on party senators to vote for the healthcare overhaul. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

How Are Residents Handling Longer Shifts? How Are Residents Handling Longer Shifts?
First-year residents have been able to work up to 80 hours per week since July. How do you think it's affecting care?Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Alnylam's genetic disease drug clears key study, shares soar
(Reuters) - Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc said its drug to treat patients suffering from a rare genetic disease met the main goal in a late-stage study, moving the company closer to filing a marketing application for the drug in late 2017. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

In Breast Cancer, a Victory for Common Sense In Breast Cancer, a Victory for Common Sense
An ambitious randomized clinical neither accrued its planned number of patients nor met its expected events but has changed cancer care anywayMedscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Latest GOP health care plan would give power to states
Republicans are expressing confidence about a new, last-ditch effort to replace parts of Obamacare. A plan devised by South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham and Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy would eliminate Affordable Care Act insurance subsidies and give states a lump sum to create their own health care systems. Nancy Cordes reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news