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Study blames contaminated water in Flint for severe health problems
A new study out Thursday blames contaminated water in Flint, Michigan for lower fertility rates and an increase in infant mortality. Dean Reynolds reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Engineered activity out of our life:' why working up a sweat improves survival rates
Our steps count towards reducing premature deaths regardless of how they're accumulated, a large, global study affirms. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Florida Public Employees Lost Their Jobs Because They Didn ’t Come to Work During Hurricane Irma
Four public works employees in Florida lost their jobs because they did not come to work during Hurricane Irma. The Tampa Bay Times reports that four city workers in Largo, Fl. decided to remain with family as the hurricane approached the area earlier this month, instead of showing up to work. Two employees were fired, while the other two resigned. “It was like a sledgehammer hit me right between the eyes,” said Brian Nutting, a former solid waste driver who was fired. “I didn’t think they’d be that harsh to someone who has dedicated services to them for 24 years.” Largo city manager He...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized Florida onetime Source Type: news

Flint water crisis blamed for lower fertility rates, increased fetal death rates
According to a new medical research study, fetal death rates increased by 58 percent in Flint after the city switched its water source in April 2014 (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Longevity Gap Continues to Widen for Schizophrenia Patients Longevity Gap Continues to Widen for Schizophrenia Patients
People with schizophrenia have not experienced the same increase in longevity as the general population that has occurred during the past 40 years.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

A daily half hour's exercise could prevent 1 in 12 early deaths, study shows
LONDON, Sept 22 (Reuters) - People who exercise five days a week for 30 minutes significantly reduce their risk of dying early and of developing heart disease, even if a sports club or gym is not an option, according to a new international study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Thirty minutes of exercise is the secret to living longer
THIRTY minutes of exercise five times a week could save millions of Britons from dying early, research has found. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kim Jong Un Calls President Trump ‘Mentally Deranged’ After Threat to Destroy North Korea
(UNITED NATIONS) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called President Donald Trump “deranged” and said in a statement carried by the state news agency that he will “pay dearly” for his threats. Kim said that Trump is “unfit to hold the prerogative of supreme command of a country.” He also described the president as “a rogue and a gangster fond of playing with fire.” “I will make the man holding the prerogative of the supreme command in the U.S. pay dearly for his speech calling for totally destroying the DPRK,” said the statement carried by North’s offic...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matthew Pennington / AP Tags: Uncategorized North Korea onetime Source Type: news

Is Jimmy Kimmel right about Obamacare repeal bill's failings?
Fact-checking the late night host's comments about the Graham-Cassidy legislation (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mexico Struggles to Find the Missing as Death Toll From Earthquake Rises to 273
(MEXICO CITY) — As painstaking attempts to reach survivors in quake-ravaged buildings across Mexico City stretched into a third day Thursday, desperation mounted among loved ones who earlier had high hopes for quick rescues and some complained they were being kept in the dark about search efforts. And what many had clung to as the unlikely triumph of life over death was revealed to be a case of some very high-profile misinformation: A top navy official announced there were no missing children at a collapsed Mexico City school where the purported plight of a girl trapped alive in the rubble had captivated people acros...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maria Verza & Peter Orsi / AP Tags: Uncategorized Mexico onetime Source Type: news

Aaron Hernandez Had Advanced CTE
Former football player Aaron Hernandez had advanced stages of CTE, a brain disease often found in football players, when he died. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New study: Air pollution may damage kidneys
New research finds link between so-called particle pollution and renal function (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Versartis growth hormone drug fails key study, shares sink
(Reuters) - Versartis Inc said its experimental drug for the treatment of growth hormone deficiency in children did not meet the main goal of a late-stage study, sending its shares tanking 85 percent. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Alabama Senate Runoff Is a Big Test of President Trump ’s Political Muscle
(MONTGOMERY, Ala.) — It’s Trump versus Trumpland. President Donald Trump’s political muscles are getting a workout in a Republican runoff election in Alabama that has an awkward dynamic: He’s campaigning for the establishment-backed incumbent over an upstart beloved by many of his own most ardent supporters, including his former chief strategist Steve Bannon. Motivated by personal loyalty and a sense that the race is newly competitive, Trump heads to Huntsville, Alabama, on Friday to campaign for Sen. Luther Strange, appointed in February to temporarily fill the seat that opened up when Jeff Session...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Catherine Lucey and Kim Chandler Tags: Uncategorized Congress Donald Trump onetime Source Type: news

Police chief: 'A lot of concerns' after shooting of deaf man
The police chief of Oklahoma City says he plans to meet with advocates for the hearing- and speech-impaired following the fatal shooting of a deaf man. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

70% of Americans Think Race Relations Are Bad
Seventy percent of Americans think race relations in the United States are poor, a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finds. The poll, conducted in the wake of a white nationalist protest in Charlottesville that left one woman dead, finds that 28% of people view race relations as “very bad,” while 42% of responders say they are “fairly” bad. Only 26% of those polled say race relations are good in the U.S. The current view of race relations nearly matches the poll’s record low of 74%, found last year following numerous fatal police shootings of unarmed black men. That figure marked the lowes...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized onetime politics Race Source Type: news

Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Immigration Reform: ‘People Feel At Risk’
As a Supreme Court justice, Sonia Sotomayor knows she shouldn’t speak out on political issues. But at an event in Washington, D.C. Thursday, she hinted at her views on one of the topics that most divides politicians in the other two branches of government: immigration. “It’s a real issue,” Sotomayor said at an event at the Newseum hosted by iCivics, a nonprofit founded by former Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. “Why? Because some people feel at risk. If that is what is motivating them, whatever answer we find as a nation is going to have to deal with that. It’s going to have to address...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tessa Berenson Tags: Uncategorized Immigration onetime Supreme Court Source Type: news

Fetal deaths up, pregnancy down after Flint water crisis
There were 12 percent fewer pregnancies and 58 percent more fetal deaths in Flint than in the rest of Michigan while Flint women were drinking lead-contaminated water, a preliminary study finds. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Latest Obamacare Repeal Effort is Most Far-Reaching
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 Source Type: news

HealthWatch: People With ADHD Losing Sleep; Break From Diet Can Help Weight Loss
BOSTON (CBS) – It’s estimated that up to 11 percent of kids ages 4 to 17 are diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but could your child just be sleep deprived? A recent analysis found that 75 percent of children and adults with ADHD also have disruptions in their biological clocks, causing them to fall asleep later and sleep less. But it is unclear what comes first, if sleeplessness contributes to ADHD or if ADHD causes sleep problems. While more research is needed, experts say there may be a significant number of kids and adults diagnosed with ADHD who could benefit from better sleep....
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local ADHD Dr. Mallika Marshall HealthWatch Weight Loss Source Type: news

Judge: Arizona doesn't have to reveal execution drug sources
A judge has ruled that Arizona doesn't have to reveal who provides its execution drugs (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Republicans Have a Bill to Repeal Obamacare. They Don ’t Know Exactly What It Will Do
Senate Republicans have just days to pass a bill that would repeal major chunks of the Affordable Care Act, scale back federal spending on health care and dramatically change health insurance in the United States. But they don’t know exactly how it will work. Named for cosponsors Sens. Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy, the Graham-Cassidy bill will not be scored by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office before the Senate faces an end-of-month deadline to pass it by a simple majority. While the broad outlines of the bill are known, that means senators will have to make a decision to vote for or against the bill wit...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nash Jenkins Tags: Uncategorized Bill Cassidy Congress Congressional Budget Office Healthcare Lindsey Graham Obamacare Source Type: news

Attorney: Aaron Hernandez had "severe" CTE, lawsuit filed
The former NFL star committed suicide in prison where he was serving a life sentence for murder (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ACOG Updates Recommendations on Marijuana During Pregnancy ACOG Updates Recommendations on Marijuana During Pregnancy
In updated recommendations on marijuana use during pregnancy and lactation, ACOG says clinicians should discourage pregnant and breast-feeding women from using marijuana.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Air Pollution Tied to Kidney Disease
Add a new potential ill to the list of problems linked to air pollution: kidney disease. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Kidneys Air Pollution Source Type: news

Dirty Air Might Harm Your Kidneys
Study finds link between so-called particle pollution and renal function Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Air Pollution, Kidney Diseases (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Misdosing Ocaliva for Liver Disorder Can Be Fatal, FDA Says Misdosing Ocaliva for Liver Disorder Can Be Fatal, FDA Says
Some patients with primary biliary cholangitis have developed serious liver injury or have died after receiving higher doses of obeticholic acid than the FDA recommends in the product label.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Alert Source Type: news

Trafficking, debt bondage rampant in Thai fishing industry, study finds
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than a third of migrant fishermen in Thailand clearly were victims of trafficking over the past five years and even more workers in the industry were possibly trafficked as well, according to a report published on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

How Prepared Is The U.S. For Earthquakes?
Mexico has had an earthquake early-warning system for decades, and other countries that get earthquakes — Japan, Taiwan — have them, too. The U.S. does not. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones, who spent years working with the U.S. Geological Survey to create a system. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dozens of alcohol-flavored tobacco products may lure teens
(Reuters Health) - Nearly 50 alcohol-flavored tobacco product lines are marketed by more than 400 tobacco brands in the United States and these products may especially attract teens, luring them into tobacco addiction, according to a new study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

FDA Okays Abiomed's Impella Heart Pump for Right Heart Failure FDA Okays Abiomed's Impella Heart Pump for Right Heart Failure
The Impella RP heart pump is the only percutaneous temporary ventricular support device that is FDA approved as safe and effective for right heart failure, the company says.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

Attorney: Tests show Aaron Hernandez had CTE
Aaron Hernandez, the former NFL star who took his life while serving a murder sentence in prison, had chronic traumatic encephalopathy -- commonly known as CTE -- attorney Jose Baez said Thursday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

On Opioids, Physicians Have Opportunities for Good, Says NAM On Opioids, Physicians Have Opportunities for Good, Says NAM
Physicians, nurses, and first responders can, and should, be more proactive, substance use disorder experts said.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Gatorade punished for dissing water in video game
The Gatorade Company will no longer be able to make disparaging comments about water, according to a settlement announced Thursday by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tests Show Former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez Had ‘Severe’ CTE
(BOSTON ) — Aaron Hernandez’s lawyer says the former New England Patriots tight end’s brain showed severe signs of the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy. In a news conference at his offices, attorney Jose Baez says testing showed that Hernandez had a severe case of the disease. CTE can be caused by repeated head trauma and leads to symptoms like violent mood swings, depression and other cognitive difficulties. Hernandez killed himself in April in the jail cell where he was serving a life-without-parole sentence for a 2013 murder. His death came just hours before the Patriots visi...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jimmy Golen / AP Tags: Uncategorized Football onetime Source Type: news

‘I Care Deeply About the Democratic Process.’ Mark Zuckerberg Reveals Facebook Election Meddling Plan
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Thursday that the company will hand over more than 3,000 Russia-linked political ads to Congressional committees investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Zuckerberg’s announcement comes after the social network said earlier this month that nearly 500 accounts likely originating in Russia bought $100,000 worth of Facebook ads during the election. Facebook said it had previously shared the information with U.S. officials investigating Russian interference leading up to Election Day. On Thursday, Zuckerberg revealed a nine-step plan to stop states from inte...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized Congress facebook onetime Source Type: news

Facebook Will Give Congress Thousands of Ads Bought by Russian Agency
(NEW YORK) — Facebook says the company will provide the contents of 3,000 ads bought by a Russian agency to congressional investigators. The move Thursday comes as the company has faced growing pressure from members of Congress to release the content of the ads. Facebook had already released the ads to federal authorities investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee have been seeking to bring Facebook executives before their committee since the company first revealed the existence of the ads two weeks ago. But critics say Facebook should g...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized 2016 Election Congress facebook onetime Russia Investigation Source Type: news

Aaron Hernandez's brain showed 'severe' case of CTE: Lawyer
Aaron Hernandez's lawyer says the former New England Patriots tight end's brain showed severe signs of the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sports/Football/NFL Source Type: news

U.S. Considers Limiting Military Ties to Myanmar Over Rohingya Crisis
The Trump Administration is considering limiting U.S. ties with Myanmar’s military in response to its recent violence against the country’s Rohingya Muslims, a White House official tells TIME. In the past three weeks, more than 420,000 Rohingya Muslims, an ethnic minority group, have fled their homes in Myanmar, also known as Burma, in what the United Nations human rights chief has called “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing.” “Until Burma’s security forces act in accordance with the rule of law and stop the violence and displacement, moving forward with such engagement will be diffic...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elizabeth Dias Tags: Uncategorized Aung San Suu Kyi Burma Military myanmar Pentagon Source Type: news

Breast-feeding by Women With HIV Disputed Breast-feeding by Women With HIV Disputed
Any risk for transmission is too much when there are good alternatives, according to one expert. But the benefits of breast milk might make the small risk worth it, suggests another.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

U.S. safety board says train crash engineers had undiagnosed sleep disorder
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The engineers in two New York City area commuter train crashes suffered from sleep apnea that had not been diagnosed, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The Storm After the Storm: Disaster's Mental Toll
After a storm, hurricane, fire or flood, mental health issues often follow. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smartphone Photos in OR Not So Smart, Says Privacy Expert Smartphone Photos in OR Not So Smart, Says Privacy Expert
Several physicians at a Pennsylvania hospital were disciplined after taking photos of a patient with a gruesome genital injury.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

DNC CEO: How Democrats Are Building for State Wins
Over the last few months, we’ve seen Democrats united against the attacks on our values. We stopped Republicans’ attempts to take away health care from millions; we’ve pushed back against this administration’s hatred and bigotry; and we’ve kept President Trump from advancing much of his disastrous agenda. But what you may not have noticed is that Democrats have also been notching victories at the ballot box. There’s no sugarcoating where we found ourselves after November. We didn’t just lose the presidential election; we had been losing elections up and down the ballot for nearly a...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jess O’Connell and Jessica Post Tags: Uncategorized democrats Source Type: news

Drinking One Less Soda a Week May Help You Lose Weight
If you’re looking for a starting point for meaningful weight loss, you might try skipping sugary soda. People who cut out about one can of sugary soda per week also gained about a pound less over the course of a new study, compared to those who didn’t change their soda habits at all. The study was published in in the American Journal of Public Health. Sugary beverages have long been linked to a larger waistline. The new study, from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Mexico’s National Institute of Public Health, looked at how drinking soft drinks were linked to weight change over two years. ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan Tags: Uncategorized artificial sweeteners diet soda diet soda weight gain diet soda weight loss Diet/Nutrition how to lose weight is diet soda bad for you Sugar Source Type: news

The Latest: Group wants Congress to revisit Medicaid changes
A group that represents state officials who administer Medicaid programs is telling Senate Republicans to slow down and rethink their latest health care bill (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Arianna Huffington: 10 Ways to Actually, Finally Improve Company Culture
There are endless truisms about the importance of company culture — so many that the idea of a strong culture has become a cliché. We often just nod our heads and move on. But it matters. So how can we put flesh and blood on the idea to make it more than just a nice saying? How can companies embody the connection between culture and the bottom line? Here are ten ways. 1) End the burnout delusion. Burnout is not the price we must pay for success. Leaders need to realize that taking care of their human capital is just as important as PnL, Ebitda and quarterly earnings. Living a sustainable life, and making sure ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Arianna Huffington Tags: Uncategorized Careers & Workplace The CEO Initiative Source Type: news

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and the fog over pre-existing maladies
AP FACT CHECK: Who's right about GOP health care bill, Trump and Cassidy, or Kimmel the TV guy? (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

State funding changes in spotlight in Republican healthcare bill
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican leaders sought to nail down the final votes needed to pass what U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday called their "last best chance" to repeal Obamacare while a new analysis underscored how Democratic-leaning states stand to lose large amounts of federal funding under the legislation. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Experts Debate Nonmedical Vaccine Exemption for School Entry Experts Debate Nonmedical Vaccine Exemption for School Entry
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is calling for the elimination of nonmedical exemptions for school vaccinations, but not everyone thinks legislation is the solution.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news