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Rescue Efforts Continue in Athens Outskirts after Massive Flash Flooding
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Flash floods turned roads into raging torrents of mud and debris on the fringes of Greece's capital Wednesday, killing at least 14 people, inundating homes and businesses and knocking out a section of a major highway. There were fears the death toll could rise further as rescue crews searched for potentially missing people in flooded homes and streets on the western outskirts of Athens. The flooding came after a severe overnight storm brought driving rain to the area. Roads turned into muddy rivers that carried away vehicles, tossing them into piles on roadsides and against fences and buildings....
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - November 15, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Elena Becatoros, Associated Press Tags: Rescue & Vehicle Extrication News Source Type: news

Rescue Efforts Continue in Athens Outskirts after Massive Flash Flooding
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Flash floods turned roads into raging torrents of mud and debris on the fringes of Greece's capital Wednesday, killing at least 14 people, inundating homes and businesses and knocking out a section of a major highway. There were fears the death toll could rise further as rescue crews searched for potentially missing people in flooded homes and streets on the western outskirts of Athens. The flooding came after a severe overnight storm brought driving rain to the area. Roads turned into muddy rivers that carried away vehicles, tossing them into piles on roadsides and against fences and buildings....
Source: JEMS Operations - November 15, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Elena Becatoros, Associated Press Tags: Rescue & Vehicle Extrication News Source Type: news

Hemorrhoids during pregnancy: What's the best treatment?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medtech Employers Need to Keep Pace with Job Market
The medical device and diagnostics industry is a smart place to build a career. Professionals working in the field say they enjoy the work for the chance to pioneer new medical advances, to solve challenges, and to make a positive impact for patients. For the past few years, medtech employees have been able to call the shots, with an abundance of well-paying, meaningful roles and continued growth in the sector. As the trend toward crossover with consumer tech continues and as other industries piles on cool perks, high salaries, and prestige, leading medtech recruiters are urging medtech companies to keep an eye on their ke...
Source: MDDI - November 14, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Marie Thibault Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

Ridge Properties DBA Pain Relief Naturally Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of all lots of Naturally HL Bedsore Cream, Pretat by TAT Balm Carbomer Free Gel, & All Naturally HL Hemorrhoid products due to manufacturing concerns at the facility
Ridge Properties DBA Pain Relief Naturally voluntarily recalls all lots within expiry of Naturally HL Bedsore Relief Cream, Extra Strength PreTAT by TAT Balm Carbomer Free Gel and Extra Strength Naturally HL Hemorrhoid Numbing with Lidocaine. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - November 9, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Doctors Warn of Hurricane Harvey ’s Hidden Aftermath
There is a hidden danger beyond the piles of debris and damage left behind by Hurricane Harvey, and it might come as a surprise. Besides mold-related respiratory illnesses, disease from exposure to floodwaters and even mosquito-borne sickness like West Nile and Zika viruses, Texas physicians warn of another, unexpected post-hurricane health concern: Mental and emotional health. (Source: TMA News Room)
Source: TMA News Room - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ridge Properties DBA Pain Relief Naturally Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of all lots of Naturally HL Bedsore Cream, Pretat by TAT Balm Carbomer Free Gel, & All Naturally HL Hemorrhoid products due to manufacturing concerns at the facility
Ridge Properties DBA Pain Relief Naturally is voluntarily recalling all lots within expiry of Naturally HL Bedsore Relief Cream, Extra Strength PreTAT by TAT Balm Carbomer Free Gel and Extra Strength Naturally HL Hemorrhoid Numbing with Lidocaine manufactured by Ridge Properties dba Pain Relief Naturally, Salem, Oregon to the consumer level. These products are being recalled after an FDA inspection found significant violations of current good manufacturing practice regulations. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 3, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

South Africa: IFP - Call to Clamp Down On Illegal Dumping
[IFP] The Inkatha Freedom Party calls for more awareness on waste management after Kwandengezi and Shongweni residents have raised their grave concerns about their health now that more piles of illegally dumped waste have accumulated on vacant plots in their neighbourhoods which is alleged to be attributed to the recent closure of the EnviroServ Shongweni landfill. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 11, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

ADHD and Adults: Systems, Strategies and Shortcuts that Foster Success
For individuals with ADHD, the foundation for success is accepting your ADHD. This includes accepting that your brain is wired differently—not defectively, said Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D, a clinical instructor of psychology at Harvard Medical School and clinical psychologist who specializes in ADHD. “The truth is, adults with ADHD are creative, driven, intuitive, resourceful and are capable of great success,” said Natalia van Rikxoort, MSW, a social worker, therapeutic arts facilitator and life coach who specializes in ADHD and helps her clients use their strengths to overcome challenges and discover t...
Source: Psych Central - October 7, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Attention Deficit Disorder Creativity Disorders General Happiness Motivation and Inspiration Self-Help Work Issues Adhd Adults With Adhd Boredom getting things done organization Productivity success Success Strategies Source Type: news

The Fight Over Gun Control Isn ’t Really About Guns
Over the roar of the guitar, the gunfire erupted. At first the country-music fans at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas thought the loudspeakers were malfunctioning or that the pyrotechnics had gone awry. But as the bodies crumpled, the crowd began to grasp the horror that was unfolding. The rapid pop pop pop exploded around Doris Huser, 29. She and her 8-year-old daughter had been in the bathroom, but when the shooting began, they pushed back into the crowd, toward the sound of the bullets, in search of Huser’s 5-year-old son and her developmentally disabled sister. They could feel the bullets pinging off th...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Philip Elliott / Las Vegas, Haley Sweetland Edwards / Las Vegas and Charlotte Alter / Las Vegas Tags: Uncategorized gun crime Guns Las Vegas Las Vegas Massacre las vegas shooting NRA Source Type: news

How to Parent Like a Scandinavian
When I became a mom in the U.S., the parenting experience was nothing like I had expected. The playgrounds, which I thought would be teeming with children, were often deserted. Most young children seemed to be either glued to a screen at home or being drilled with academics at preschool. When I went outside for daily walks with my baby in the winter, people took pity on us and offered me rides. Meanwhile in my native Sweden, kids gear up to go outside every day, regardless of the weather, both at home and at preschool. Forget flash cards, wall words and kindergarten readiness — Scandinavian parents are keener to have...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Linda Åkeson McGurk Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Parenting Source Type: news

‘The Worst Feeling in the World.’ A Mother’s Terror During the Las Vegas Shooting
Doris Huser’s memory of the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas is a sickening blur, punctuated by perfect, still images: snapshots she will remember for the rest of her life. There is the image of the woman, her eyes vacant, lying on her back on the pavement in front of Huser: “I’ve been shot,” Huser recalled her saying. There is the woman whose wheel chair had tipped over in the panic after what would become the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history began. Her body had spilled onto the ground and people were leaping over her, terrified, scrambling for the only exit. There is the image ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Haley Sweetland Edwards / Las Vegas Tags: Uncategorized las vegas shooting onetime Source Type: news

More Than 60,000 People Are Still Living in Hotels 1 Month After Hurricane Harvey
(HOUSTON) — It has been a month since Hurricane Harvey brought devastating wind and flooding to the Texas coast and Houston area, and while the water has receded and businesses have reopened, huge debris piles in front of thousands of homes serve as a constant reminder that there’s still a long way to go in the recovery process. Chris Slaughter, 39, whose house in the Houston suburb of Kingwood was flooded by 5½ feet of water, said he hasn’t let his family see their home as it undergoes repairs because he didn’t want his children “seeing their memories piled up in five feet stacks in th...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Juan A. Lozano / AP Tags: Uncategorized Houston hurricane harvey onetime Texas Source Type: news

‘We Deserve More Help.’ Puerto Ricans Rely on Each Other While Waiting for Aid
After a week without help, Luis DeJesus got out the white paint. “S.O.S.,” read the letters he brushed onto the asphalt entrance to his housing complex. “NECESITAMOS AGUA/COMIDA.” Translation: “We need water/food.” “They haven’t brought anything to us,” DeJesus said Thursday afternoon, as his wife and three children headed down the drive from the house they remained in, even as the storm surge from Hurricane Maria on Sept. 20 brought the ocean up to their thighs. “I lost everything. We haven’t had food or water for seven days. The governor passed through her...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - September 29, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Karl Vick/Punta Santiago, Puerto Rico Tags: Uncategorized Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico 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

Hemorrhoids (Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments)
Title: Hemorrhoids (Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/25/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - September 25, 2017 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Strong New Earthquake Shakes Buildings in Mexico City
A strong new earthquake shook Mexico on Saturday, causing new alarm in a country reeling from two still-more-powerful quakes this month that have killed nearly 400 people. The U.S. Geological Survey says the new temblor was centered about 12 miles (19 kilometers) southeast of Matias Romero in the state of Oaxaca, which was the region most battered by a magnitude 8.1 quake on Sept. 7. It swayed buildings and set off a seismic alarm in the capital, prompting civil defense officials to temporarily suspend rescue operations in the rubble of buildings downed by Thursday’s magnitude 7.1 quake in central Mexico. That quake...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christine Armario, Christopher Sherman, Maria Verza / AP Tags: Uncategorized Earthquake Mexico mexico earthquake onetime 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

Converting 30 Million Tons of Asbestos into Usable Chemicals
New details have emerged of a plan to remove 30 million tons of asbestos waste from the inactive 1,550-acre Eden-Lowell mine in Vermont. Solution: Move it to a proposed processing plant in Groveton, New Hampshire. The proposal is part of long-term cleanup plan that began in 2013, when officials with the Vermont Asbestos Group reached a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Vermont state officials. Under the agreement, Vermont Asbestos Group (VAG) will pay past and future cleanup costs and maintain the site, including protecting the public from potential environmental asbestos exposure. The ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - September 21, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Tags: alternative uses of asbestos waste asbestos mine vermont asbestos runoff watersheds asbestos waste removal plan Belvidere Mountain Caledonian-Record Chrysotile asbestos converting asbestos into chemicals Eden-Lowell asbestos mine environ Source Type: news

Home Remedies: Relief from hemorrhoids
DEAR MAYO CLINIC:?Every few months, I develop hemorrhoids that are quite painful, but, after a few days, they seem to go away on their own. Is there a way to avoid getting them altogether? Do I need to see my doctor the next time the hemorrhoids return? ANSWER:?Hemorrhoids?are quite common, and they often follow the [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 20, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

7.1-Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Mexico City
(MEXICO CITY) — A powerful earthquake jolted central Mexico on Tuesday, cracking building facades and scattering rubble on streets in the capital on the anniversary of a devastating 1985 quake. The quake caused buildings to sway sickeningly in Mexico City and sent panicked office workers streaming into the streets, but the full extent of the damage was not yet clear. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake had a magnitude of 7.1 and was centered near the Puebla state town of Raboso, about 76 miles (123 kilometers) southeast of Mexico City. Puebla Gov. Tony Galil tweeted that there had been damaged buildings in the ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized Mexico onetime Source Type: news

A cargo-sorting DNA robot
Two critical challenges in the design and synthesis of molecular robots are modularity and algorithm simplicity. We demonstrate three modular building blocks for a DNA robot that performs cargo sorting at the molecular level. A simple algorithm encoding recognition between cargos and their destinations allows for a simple robot design: a single-stranded DNA with one leg and two foot domains for walking, and one arm and one hand domain for picking up and dropping off cargos. The robot explores a two-dimensional testing ground on the surface of DNA origami, picks up multiple cargos of two types that are initially at unordere...
Source: ScienceNOW - September 14, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Thubagere, A. J., Li, W., Johnson, R. F., Chen, Z., Doroudi, S., Lee, Y. L., Izatt, G., Wittman, S., Srinivas, N., Woods, D., Winfree, E., Qian, L. Tags: Biochemistry, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news

Houston ’ s next big storm: mosquitoes
Houston is on the cusp of a potential second disaster. And it has everything to do with what was wrecked by Hurricane Harvey: the detritus of waterlogged lives. In all those curbside piles of ruined belongings and broken furniture, in any crevice where water can gather, so, too, gather mosquitoes. “There will soon be a […]Related:Rush Limbaugh’s hurricane survival guide: Stop buying water and don’t listen to the newsHPV researchers, Planned Parenthood win prestigious Lasker medical awardsAfter the flood, the monster that grows like ‘the Blob’ — and doesn’t die (Source: Washi...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Managing workload e-learning
We all work in fast-paced environments, where there are tight deadlines that regularly need to be met. Do your to-do piles only ever seem to get bigger, your inbox only ever become fuller and do you seem to have an ever decreasing amount of time to complete your work in? (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 7, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Lowered admission rates expected for hospitals
(Reuters) – Weak patient admissions that plagued U.S. hospital operators in the June quarter are likely to persist through 2018, as patients fret about soaring out-of-pocket costs and the future of Obamacare remains uncertain. Companies including HCA Healthcare Inc, the largest for-profit hospital operator, and Tenet Healthcare Corp have reported dismal quarterly results and cut their forecasts for the year. High-deductible health plans – which shift initial medical costs to patients, but have lower monthly premiums – are becoming popular, resulting in patients pushing back non-emergency surgeries. Tenet ...
Source: Mass Device - August 23, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Hospital Care Source Type: news

Scientifically illiterate mainstream media now claims non-fluoridated bottled water is "causing cavities" ... Yes, WATER is now called dangerous if it's clean
(Natural News) If asked to think of an image of something clean and pure in nature, many people would picture a waterfall or stream. Genuine, natural spring water, from a clean source, which hasn’t been tampered with or had piles of chemicals added to it, is highly sought after for its mineral content and other... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

At Least 600 Missing in Deadly Sierra Leone Mudslides
REETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The death toll from massive mudslides in Sierra Leone's capital was certain to rise Tuesday as bodies washed up on a beach and workers searched for an untold number of people buried in their homes. The Red Cross estimated that 600 people were still missing. Authorities have said more than 300 people were killed in and around Freetown on Monday following heavy rains. Many were trapped under tons of mud as they slept. The Connaught Hospital mortuary in central Freetown was overwhelmed on Tuesday with more than 300 bodies, many spread on the floor. "The magnitude of the destruction as ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 15, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Clarence Roy-Macaulay, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news

Managing workload
We all work in fast-paced environments where there are tight deadlines that regularly need to be met. Do your to-do piles only ever seem to get bigger, your inbox fuller and do you seem to have an ever decreasing amount of time to complete your work in? (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 25, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Why it cost one Ohio marijuana maven so much to apply for a grow license
Such is life in Ohio ’s nascent medical marijuana industry, where potential entrepreneurs plunk down bags of cash in pursuit of piles of green. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tom Knox Source Type: news

How Can I Get Rid of Hemorrhoid Pain?
Title: How Can I Get Rid of Hemorrhoid Pain?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 7/13/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/13/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - July 13, 2017 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

The dangers, treatments and prevention of hemorrhoids
Hemorrhoids are embarrassing and painful, but are they dangerous to your health? Here's a look at the what, where, and why of those pains in the butt. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Greek garbage collectors reject compromise as trash piles up
Greece's municipal garbage collectors on Tuesday rejected a government compromise offer and decided to continue an 11-day protest that has left mounds of festering refuse piled up across Athens amid high temperatures during the key summer tourism season (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Rubbish piles raise health fears in strike-hit Greece
ATHENS (Reuters) - Sacks of rubbish and rotting vegetables piled high on the pavements of Athens' port of Piraeus on Monday - signs of a mounting labor dispute fast turning into a public health crisis. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Philadelphia turns into heroin wasteland: 500,000 used syringes and piles of trash depict 'heroin hellscape'
(Natural News) The city of Philadelphia has reached an agreement with Conrail to begin a clean-up drive on a notorious half-mile stretch of train tracks, commonly known as El Campamento or The Tracks, that is littered with about half a million used syringes and piles of trash that has made the area a heroin hellscape. The are... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Challenge I Face Being A Parent To Children Both On Earth And In Heaven
It’s a busy morning as I race around the house, stashing piles of laundry and picking up week old cheerios that are scattered about. My daughter’s fourth birthday is approaching and company will soon be arriving, ready to celebrate our miracle child. As I search the couch crevices for lingering crumbs, my daughter grabs my attention from the other room. Next to her play kitchen, she quietly sits, assembling her pretend cake. I walk towards her and squat down, inquiring about her colorful wooden cake. “I’m practicing for my birthday! Let’s sing Mommy,” she exclaims. Right at that moment, ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rescuers Search for Survivors in Fatal Bangladesh Mudslide
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Rescuers went from door to door searching for information on people who might be missing Wednesday after massive landslides crashed onto villages and killed at least 140 in southeastern Bangladesh, officials said. With some roads collapsed and others blocked by mud, soldiers were erecting a portable bridge to reach the worst-hit district of Rangamati, where government shelters housed about half of the 4,500 people whose homes were swamped by mud and debris unleashed by the landslides Tuesday. "The devastation is huge," said Shah Kamal, secretary of the Ministry of Disaster Managemen...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 14, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Julhas Alam, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news

Piles treatment and symptoms - five facts YOU didn't know about haemorrhoids
HAEMORRHOIDS - also known as piles - are swollen blood vessels in and around the lower part of the anus and rectum. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A New Age For Healthy Living
We all want to ensure that we stay healthy, active and independent as we get older. But sifting through piles of information on healthy aging can be overwhelming. That’s why we’ve partnered with GreatCall to explore simple and effective ways to stay sharp both mentally and physically as you blow out the birthday candles for your best years yet!   For older adults, independence is bliss. And it all starts with healthy habits! GreatCall offers a wide array of tech devices to keep older adults safe, connected and healthy. The Lively Wearable is a fitness tracker with built-in urgent respo...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Is a Safe Hemorrhoid Treatment for Diabetics?
Title: What Is a Safe Hemorrhoid Treatment for Diabetics?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 6/7/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/7/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Diabetes General)
Source: MedicineNet Diabetes General - June 7, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

From Bitcoin to climate change: The top 10 things you probably believe that are complete bulls##t
(Natural News) Public discourse in our twisted, collapsing society has now devolved to the point where most of what the general public believes is complete bulls##t. The aim of this article, of course is to point out a few of the most impressive bulls##t piles currently occupying the minds of the delusional masses. The “you”... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Worsening Humanitarian Crisis in Syria
Stephen O’Brien is UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs & Emergency Relief Coordinator By Stephen O’Brien*UNITED NATIONS, May 31 2017 (IPS)The cruel conflict in Syria continues to tear families apart, inflicts brutal suffering on the innocent, and leaves them pleading for protection and justice. I readily acknowledge that there have been reports of a significant drop in violence in some areas of the country, but such steps forward continue to be counter-weighted by the reality of a conflict that continues to devastate the civilian population. Stephen O’BrienJust last week, 30 children a...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stephen O Brien Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Middle East & North Africa Migration & Refugees Peace TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Piles, worms and diarrhoea top list of symptoms we ignore
EXCLUSIVE: A survey by Surrey-based Pharmacy Outlet suggests 21 million people with constipation or diarrhoea suffer in silence. Half of people with piles and worms did not seek medical help, it found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sri Lanka's massive garbage piles now collapsing in deadly avalanches like a scene ripped right out of Idiocracy
(Natural News) If you’ve ever seen Idiocracy, you’re probably familiar with the “Great Garbage Avalanche of 2505.” Unfortunately for the real world, garbage avalanches have already started. It seems we’ve got a 500-year head start on making the dystopian world depicted in the film a reality. If we’re actually honest with ourselves, it’s obvious that the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HAL for early-grade haemorrhoids: small benefit at high cost
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - May 1, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

How The Oceans Became Choked With Plastic
Imagine an area 34 times the size of Manhattan. Now imagine it covered ankle-deep in plastic waste — piles of soda bottles and plastic bags, takeout containers by the mile, drinking straws as far as the eye can see. That’s a total of about 19 billion pounds of garbage. And according to one of the best estimates available, that’s how much plastic waste ends up in our oceans every year. “We’re being overwhelmed by our waste,” said Jenna Jambeck, an environmental engineer who led the 2015 study that determined this staggering number. According to Jambeck’s research, this figure is on...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 27, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

The Oceans Are Drowning In Plastic -- And No One's Paying Attention
Imagine an area 34 times the size of Manhattan. Now imagine it covered ankle-deep in plastic waste — piles of soda bottles and plastic bags, takeout containers by the mile, drinking straws as far as the eye can see. That’s a total of about 19 billion pounds of garbage. And according to one of the best estimates available, that’s how much plastic waste ends up in our oceans every year. “We’re being overwhelmed by our waste,” said Jenna Jambeck, an environmental engineer who led the 2015 study that determined this staggering number. According to Jambeck’s research, this figure is on...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 27, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

NASH: The Next Untapped Pharma Market Gives Investors Many Options NASH: The Next Untapped Pharma Market Gives Investors Many Options
Large drugmakers with piles of cash are on the hunt for promising medicines being developed by small companies to treat non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), a progressive fatty liver disease poised to become the leading cause of liver transplants by 2020.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - April 25, 2017 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Six home remedies for hemorrhoids
Hemorrhoids are common among adults, but which home remedies are recommended to help alleviate symptoms. Can lifestyle changes help? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

NASH: The next untapped pharma market gives investors many options
(Reuters) - Large drugmakers with piles of cash are on the hunt for promising medicines being developed by small companies to treat NASH, a progressive fatty liver disease poised to become the leading cause of liver transplants by 2020. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Can slag heaps help save the planet?
British scientists are exploring ways to use the steel industry ’s waste to capture carbon dioxide in the atmosphereThe Industrial Revolution left a deep mark on our world. Its dawning saw the start of the widespread burning of coal for factories and steam engines and, as a result, the beginning of significant outputs of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Our climate is now warming noticeably as these emissions have accumulated across the planet.The British landscape has also been changed dramatically. In particular, the countryside is now peppered with piles of slag left over from old steel mills. Landscaping these...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 23, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie Tags: Climate change Carbon capture and storage (CCS) Steel industry Greenhouse gas emissions Environment Coal Energy Fossil fuels Science Source Type: news