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3 Ways the United Nations Is Helping the World (and 2 Ways It Can ’t)
Former UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold once remarked that the UN “was created not to lead mankind to heaven but to save humanity from hell.” Put another (less poetic) way, the UN is better at helping the world cope with crises than at preventing or ending them. This week’s UN General Assembly has confirmed as much; here, five global challenges the UN can, and can’t solve: 1. North Korea Let’s begin with something the UN can do very little to resolve: the North Korea standoff. There are three reasons for that. First, the “carrot” the UN wields—the lifting of economic sa...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ian Bremmer Tags: Uncategorized risk report Source Type: news

The Search for Mexico ’s Earthquake Survivors Enters a Fourth Day, With Some Successes
(MEXICO CITY) —Survivors are still being pulled from rubble in Mexico City as rescue operations stretch into a fourth day Friday, spurring hope among desperate relatives gathered at the sites of buildings collapsed by a magnitude 7.1 earthquake. Mexico’s federal police said several people were lifted out of the debris of two buildings Thursday. Rescuers removed or broke through slabs until they found cracks that allowed workers to wiggle through to reach the victims, then lift them to safety. The city government said 60 people in all had been rescued since the quake hit at midday Tuesday. Still, with the hours...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gisela Salomon and Maria Verza / AP Tags: Uncategorized Mexico mexico earthquake natural disaster onetime Source Type: news

Why today's teens are taking longer to grow up
Teens aren't what they used to be. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia news: THIS well-known symptom may not be an early sign of Alzheimer’s disease
DEMENTIA symptoms commonly include memory loss, problems thinking and personality changes. However, the latter may not be an early sign, according to a ground-breaking new study. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health minister says Canadians need to avoid judging those addicted to opioids
As the opioid epidemic continues to march across the country, destroying an ever increasing number of lives, the federal health minister says people have fallen into the habit of passing judgment on those addicted to the drug. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Arkansas Defies Monsanto, Moves To Ban Rogue Weedkiller
Arkansas regulators are on a collision course with Monsanto, voting to ban use during the growing season of a drift-prone herbicide that Monsanto says is farmers' best hope for weed-free fields.(Image credit: Dan Charles/NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dan Charles Source Type: news

Las Vegas performer defies gravity on one leg
(Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The FDA Is Coming Around to the Idea That Cheese, Microbes, and Mold Can Work Just Fine
Fuzzy ashen mold billows around wheels of cheese stacked on wooden planks at La Ferme de L’Abérieux. Inside its cheese cave nestled in the hills of Cordon, southeastern France, proprietor Albert Bottollier Depois removes one wheel and lowers it to the wide eyes of two children. “Mushrooms,” he says threading his fingers through the cloudy wreath of fungus forming the cheese’s distinctive crust. For a stronger cheese, he’ll even pierce the rind so it seeps in and blooms in the eyes. This is a Tomme de Savoie, one of France’s most distinguished and sought-after cheeses. And yet it h...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Casey Quackenbush / Cordon, France Tags: Uncategorized Cheese Food Safety onetime Source Type: news

Girl, 1, blisters at the slightest touch
WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Rhiannon Atkinson, 30, from South Wales, was told her daughter, Pippa, one, had epidermolysis bullosa. Her skin blisters and tears at just the slightest touch. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AP FACT CHECK: Kimmel's take on health care harder to refute
AP FACT CHECK: Considering all the arguments, TV host Jimmy Kimmel's take on the Republican health care bill is harder to refute (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Too much manganese may lead to fatal heart infection
New research finds that excessive intake of manganese, an essential nutrient in leafy vegetables, may lead to a Staphylococcus aureus heart infection. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Joint space narrowing: Treatment, causes, and more
What is joint space narrowing and how is it formed? Learn about the symptoms, risk factors, and how joint space narrowing may be prevented. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Arthritis / Rheumatology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Multiple sclerosis: Novel gene immunotherapy could prevent, reverse disease
Using a new gene immunotherapy technique, researchers have reversed clinical symptoms of multiple sclerosis in mice, including paralysis. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Multiple Sclerosis Source Type: news

GPs told to hand out Calpol amid fears of resistance  
The intervention by the health watchdog Nice comes amid growing evidence that antibiotics are gradually losing their power and GPs are now being told to hand out Calpol for ear infections. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Supplement warning: Study found 98 per cent of people are deficient in THIS nutrient
SUPPLEMENTS are often claimed to be unnecessary, but new research suggests omega-3 is one you probably do need. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Roche receives EU approval for Gazyvaro, European approval for Actemra
ZURICH (Reuters) - Roche said it has received European approval for its Actemra medication in giant cell arteritis (GCA), the Swiss drugmaker said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Kim ’s Threat to Detonate a Bomb in the Pacific Should Make Us All Very Afraid
We are a long way from hamburgers. In a bout of blistering invective rare even for cantankerous North Korea, Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un has taken personal aim at Donald Trump, vowing to “surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged U.S. dotard with fire,” in response to the U.S. President’s threat during his inaugural speech at the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday to “totally destroy” the Hermit Kingdom if it did not halt its weapons program. (A “dotard” is a mentally frail old person.) Kim’s tirade came just as Trump signed a new executive order ramping up sanctions agai...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Charlie Campbell / Beijing Tags: Uncategorized Donald Trump Hydrogen Bomb insults Kim Jong Un North Korea Pacific United Nations Source Type: news

Mental health staff on long-term stress leave up 22%
The number of staff taking long-term leave has risen steadily over the past five years. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tuberculosis: Osmosis Study Video Tuberculosis: Osmosis Study Video
This video covers the pathophysiology of tuberculosis infection, as well as important complications, signs and symptoms, tests and procedures, and treatment.Osmosis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Commentary Source Type: news

Overdose Deaths Related to Fentanyl and Its Analogs Overdose Deaths Related to Fentanyl and Its Analogs
This report examines the unintentional drug overdose fatalities attributed to illicitly manufactured fentanyl in Ohio.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Neuroprotection in Stroke: Collaboration and Reproducibility Neuroprotection in Stroke: Collaboration and Reproducibility
This articles focuses on the need to bridge the gap between current preclinical approaches and clinical trials of stroke therapy.Brain (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Type 2 Diabetes Patient's Perspective on Ramadan Fasting Type 2 Diabetes Patient's Perspective on Ramadan Fasting
How does Ramadan fasting fit into the diabetes management strategies of Muslim patients?BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Mutational Profiles of Primary Myelofibrosis and Other MPNs Mutational Profiles of Primary Myelofibrosis and Other MPNs
This study analyzed the mutational profiles and cytogenetic abnormalities of three common chronic myeloproliferative neoplasms, with the aim of facilitating diagnosis between them.American Journal of Clinical Pathology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

A 19-Year-Old Woman With Abdominal Pain and Diarrhea A 19-Year-Old Woman With Abdominal Pain and Diarrhea
A 19-year-old woman presents due to fevers, nausea, severe abdominal pain, and watery diarrhea. The symptoms have been on-and-off over the past few months. What treatment is indicated?Osmosis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

Aspirin Challenge and Desensitization: How, When and Why Aspirin Challenge and Desensitization: How, When and Why
Learn which patients may safely undergo low-dose aspirin challenge/desensitization procedures.Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology Journal Article Source Type: news

Who Is Frida Sofia? Mexico Shocked at the Truth Behind Girl ‘Trapped’ in Rubble
(MEXICO CITY) — Hour after excruciating hour, Mexicans were transfixed by dramatic efforts to reach a young girl thought buried in the rubble of a school destroyed by a magnitude 7.1 earthquake. She reportedly wiggled her fingers, told rescuers her name and said there were others trapped near her. Rescue workers called for tubes, pipes and other tools to reach her. News media, officials and volunteer rescuers all repeated the story of “Frida Sofia” with a sense of urgency that made it a national drama, drawing attention away from other rescue efforts across the quake-stricken city and leaving people in Me...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gisela Salomon and Maria Verza / AP Tags: Uncategorized Mexico onetime Source Type: news

‘Righting Historical Wrongs.’ Justin Trudeau Addresses Canada’s Failings of Indigenous Peoples
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addressed the United Nations Thursday, focusing on Canada’s ongoing efforts toward “righting historical wrongs” committed against the country’s indigenous communities. “Canada remains a work in progress,” Trudeau said, before reflecting on the experience of indigenous people in Canada as “mostly one of humiliation, neglect and abuse.” Trudeau’s election campaign in 2015 focused heavily on relations with indigenous peoples, and as Prime Minister, he pledged “full reconciliation” following the release of a report that fou...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Suyin Haynes Tags: Uncategorized Canada Justin Trudeau onetime United Nations Source Type: news

She ’s Planning for College. But She’ll Miss President Trump’s Deadline to Avoid Deportation
Like many high school seniors, Indira Marquez Robles thinks a lot about her future. She knows what college she wants to go to (Bryn Mawr) and what she wants to be when she grows up (an immigration attorney) but she also doesn’t know if she’ll be at risk for deportation in the next six months. Marquez Robles is a beneficiary of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, an Obama-era program that has shielded over 700,000 immigrants brought to the U.S. as children from deportation, allowed them to get work permits and Social Security numbers, travel abroad and obtain a driver’s license. But on Sept. ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maya Rhodan Tags: Uncategorized Congress DACA Donald Trump dreamers Immigration White House Source Type: news

‘White Silence Is Violence.’ Hundreds of ‘Allies’ Protest in St. Louis
(ST. LOUIS) — Hundreds of mostly white protesters gathered Thursday evening in downtown St. Louis and marched, chanting “white silence is violence.” Organizers called for the “White Allies Only” rally, which began at Kiener Plaza. The demonstration is the latest of several since Friday, when a judge acquitted former police officer Jason Stockley, who is white, of fatally shooting a 24-year-old black man, Anthony Lamar Smith. Protest organizer Cori Bush said people of many races are upset and angry about the treatment of blacks in St. Louis. She said the rally will help drive that point home. &...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jim Salter / AP Tags: Uncategorized onetime Race St Louis Source Type: news

Ex-mental health nurse: 'I couldn't get back up again'
Aimee Leigh Smith was a mental health nurse for 17 years. She left the NHS after the "stress and burnout" became too much. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Republican Health Bill Is Targeting Votes From These Two States
(WASHINGTON) — Provisions shoehorned into the Republican health care bill dangle extra money for Alaska and Wisconsin, home states of one GOP senator whose vote party leaders desperately need and another who co-sponsored the legislation, according to analysts who’ve studied the legislation. The 140-page measure, which top Republicans hope to push through the Senate next week, is stuffed with language making some states winners and others losers. Aides say the legislation is still changing as leaders hunt the 50 GOP “yes” votes they’ll need to turn this summer’s jarring Senate rejection o...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alan Fram / AP Tags: Uncategorized Graham-Cassidy Health Care onetime Source Type: news

Sound the mosquito alarm, across the USA
Two species of disease-transmitting mosquitoes could likely flourish in most of the United States, government researchers report. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could pests, dust lower kids' odds for asthma?
Early exposure to pest and pet allergens -- cockroaches and mice droppings included -- may actually guard children against asthma. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Frequent blood donations safe for some, but not all
Some people may safely donate blood as often as every eight weeks -- but that may not be a healthy choice for all, a new study suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arkansas High School Teacher Accused of Having Sex With 4 Students
A former high school art teacher in Arkansas has been accused of having sex with four students. Craighead County Sheriff’s Department and Detention Center Jessie Lorene Goline, who taught at Marked Tree High School in northeast Arkansas, was arrested Wednesday and charged with one count of first-degree sexual assault, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports. Prosecutors said Goline faces a single charge because only one of the students was younger than 18. Goline, 25, allegedly had sex with the students between January and April of 2016, authorities told the Democrat-Gazette. During one incident, a student, who was in Gol...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized Arkansas onetime Source Type: news

Lady Gaga's Fibromyalgia Puts Illness in the Spotlight
Daily struggle with chronic pain, disability defines patients' lives, experts say (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

BYU lifts decades-long ban on caffeinated soft drink sales
(Reuters) - Brigham Young University has ended a 60-year ban on the sale of caffeinated soft drinks at its flagship campus in Provo, Utah, the Mormon Church-owned school said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

How "Star Trek" predicted modern medicine
"Star Trek'"s tricorder? Now, there are CT scans, MRIs and ultrasounds (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Air pollution can cause kidney disease, new study says
A new study from the American Society of Nephrology found that air pollution can lead to damaged kidneys. Previous research has also linked it to heart disease and cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Asthma medication cause nightmares and depression
Researchers at the University of Groningen, Netherlands, studied asthma medication and its side effects. They found it was more likely to increase nightmares and depression in children and adults. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Papworth Hospital granted royal title by Queen
Papworth Hospital opened as a tuberculosis colony and celebrates its 100th year in 2018. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Loneliness: The cost of the 'last taboo'
Loneliness costs £6,000 per person in ill-health, says a study, with calls to end the "stigma". (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Epilepsy drug warnings 'not reaching women', survey shows
Sodium valproate risks harming unborn babies, but 70% of women say they were not informed of the risk. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New antibody attacks 99% of HIV strains
It will enter clinical trials to prevent and treat the infection next year. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aaron Hernandez did have CTE
Relatives of the 27-year-old athlete asked that his brain be tested after his body was found hanging in a Massachusetts prison where he was serving a life sentence for the 2013 murder of a friend. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kim Jong Un Called President Trump a ‘Dotard.’ What Does That Mean?
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called President Donald Trump a “dotard” in response to Trump’s speech on Tuesday at the United Nations General Assembly. “I am now thinking hard about what response he could have expected when he allowed such eccentric words to trip off his tongue,” Kim said in a statement from North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency. “I will surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged U.S. dotard with fire.” Following the release of the statement, Merriam-Webster said online that searches for the definition of the word dotard are “high as...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized North Korea onetime Source Type: news

New Effort to Kill Obamacare Is Called ‘ the Most Radical ’
The Graham-Cassidy bill would turn federal funding for a law Republicans loathe into block grants to states, realizing a long-held goal of the party. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KATE ZERNIKE, REED ABELSON and ABBY GOODNOUGH Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Medicaid Law and Legislation States (US) United States Politics and Government Senate Republican Party Graham, Lindsey Cassidy, Bill (1957- ) Source Type: news

Aaron Hernandez Had CTE. How Much More Damage Can The NFL Take?
Is the chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) diagnosis for Aaron Hernandez, the convicted murderer and former New England Patriots tight end who committed suicide in April while serving a life sentence, all that surprising? Not really, given what we know about this degenerative brain disease. Several ex-NFL players (Junior Seau, Dave Duerson, Andre Waters, Ray Easterling) who took their own lives were diagnosed with CTE postmortem. CTE victims have struggled with impulse control, turned violent against their spouses, abused drugs, raged and acted irrationally. In 2012 Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, who had C...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sean Gregory Tags: Uncategorized Aaron Hernandez CTE Football New England Patriots NFL Source Type: news

Household chores can save your life, study reveals
A new study from McMaster University in Canada has found that even doing housework that gets your heart rate up could save your life and reduce your risk of heart disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Google Just Made a Big Move in Its War Against the iPhone
Google announced on Thursday that it would pay $1.1 billion to acquire certain employees from the Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC. The maneuver is a big play by Google to make its Pixel smartphone a more formidable opponent to Apple’s iPhone. Although Google controls the software that’s distributed on more than 2 billion Android phones worldwide, it doesn’t have much influence on how the actual devices are made. If you take a look at the world’s smartphone landscape, the market is clearly divided between Apple and Samsung. Apple’s iPhones account for 12% of global smartphone shipments, while Sa...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Eadicicco Tags: Uncategorized Android Google HTC Smartphones Source Type: news