Huntington Beach mounts legal fight against Newsom closure of O.C. beaches
Coronavirus: Huntington Beach to seek injunction against Newsom closure of O.C. beaches (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - May 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Anh Do, Richard Winton Source Type: news

Gov. Newsom may shut down beaches throughout California to slow coronavirus spread
Gov. Gavin Newsom may close beaches to help slow coronavirus spread, a memo to police chiefs says. The announcement is expected Thursday and will affect Newport Beach, Huntington Beach and Laguna Beach. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Richard Winton, Rosanna Xia, John Myers Source Type: news

Gov. Gavin Newsom may shut down beaches throughout California to slow coronavirus spread
Gov. Gavin Newsom may close beaches to help slow coronavirus spread, a memo to police chiefs says. The announcement is expected Thursday and will affect Newport Beach, Huntington Beach and Laguna Beach. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Richard Winton, Rosanna Xia, John Myers Source Type: news

The confluence model of sexual aggression: an application with adolescent males - Huntington C, Pearlman DN, Orchowski L.
The Confluence Model of Sexual Aggression is a well-established framework for understanding factors that contribute to men's perpetration of sexual aggression against women, highlighting the roles of hostile masculinity, impersonal sex orientation, and exp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Coronavirus outbreak at Orange County nursing home kills two patients, sickens 72
Two patients from Huntington Valley Healthcare Center died of COVID-19 this week, and 48 other patients and 24 healthcare professionals have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the company. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jaclyn Cosgrove Source Type: news

Protesters slam California stay-at-home orders as 'tyranny.' But truth is more complex
The Huntington Beach protest of coronavirus restrictions comes amid protests elsewhere in the U.S. They don't represent the majority view, polls show. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Andrew J. Campa, Julia Sclafani Source Type: news

All metered parking on both sides of PCH in Huntington Beach is closed due to coronavirus
All metered parking on both sides of Pacific Coast Highway in Huntington Beach have been closed, along with all beaches in Huntington Harbour, in an effort to promote social distancing amid the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rob Vardon Source Type: news

'Live Free or Die': Protesters march against California stay-at-home rules in Huntington Beach
Coronavirus: Protesters march against Caifornia stay-at-home rules in Huntington Beach (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Andrew J. Campa Source Type: news

A repairable brain: cell reprogramming to halt neurodegenerative disease
EU-funded researchers have developed innovative genetic reprogramming techniques to replace and repair brain cells, opening up novel therapeutic pathways to combat debilitating disorders such as Parkinson's and Huntington's disease. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - April 6, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

New family of molecules to join altered receptors in neurodegenerative diseases
(University of Barcelona) An article published in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry shows a new family of molecules with high affinity to join imidazoline receptors, which are altered in the brain of those patients with neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington's. According to the preclinical study, the merge of these specific ligands to I2 receptors improves cognitive skills and some biomarkers which are indicators of brain neurodegenerative processes in murine models. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

O.C. residents can get daily coronavirus text alerts; Huntington Beach closes pier
To keep residents informed Orange County has created a daily text alert system and further restricted areas, including the Huntington Beach Pier. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - March 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Luke Money Source Type: news

Huntington Beach doctor running drive-through coronavirus testing
Dr. Matthew Abinante administers tests for the novel coronavirus by appointment near his Huntington Beach office. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - March 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hillary Davis Source Type: news

AVP Huntington Beach Open postponed until October due to coronavirus
Coronavirus concerns prompt the AVP to postpone the Huntington Beach Open beach volleyball tournament, originally scheduled for May, until October. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - March 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jack Harris Source Type: news

Haunted by a Gene
For the first time, Nancy Wexler reveals that she has inherited the disease she has spent her life studying. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Denise Grady Tags: Genetics and Heredity Research DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) Huntington ' s Disease Hereditary Disease Foundation Columbia University Nancy Wexler your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

My 15-year global search to cure the disease that's ravaged me and my family 
Charles Sabine who has a family history of Huntington's disease, is taking part in a research programme at University College London's Huntington's Disease Centre. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists find functioning amyloid in healthy brain
(St. Petersburg State University) The generation of amyloids, a special form of fibrillar proteins, is believed to result in Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington's diseases. However, it has been found that in healthy neurons FRX1 protein in amyloid form controls memory and emotion. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Huntington ’s ruling on doctors’ duty to tell patient’s family
Case establishes precedent for relatives ’ right to know about serious conditions, lawyers sayDoctors treating individuals with serious ailments owe a legal duty of care not just to their patients but to third parties associated with the people they are treating.That is the key implication of a high court ruling last week in the case of a woman who had sued doctors because they failed to tell her about her father ’s fatal hereditary disease, Huntington’s, before she had her own child. Had she known of the risks involved, she would have terminated the pregnancy, she argued.Continue reading... (Source: Guar...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 1, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie Tags: Doctors Health Huntington's disease Law Science Society UK news Source Type: news

Huntington's disease: Woman with gene fails in bid to sue NHS
A woman claimed the NHS had a duty of care to tell her about her father's fatal, inherited brain condition. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gene therapy generates new neurons to treat Huntington's disease
(Guangdong-Hongkong-Macau Institute of CNS Regeneration,Jinan University) Huntington's disease (HD) is a rare disease with chorea movement and caused by Huntingtin (Htt) gene mutation and neurodegeneration. A research group led by Dr. Gong Chen has developed a novel gene therapy to regenerate functional new neurons in mouse models of HD. The work has been published in Nature Communications on February 27, 2020. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Language disorders as indicators of the diagnosis and progression of Huntington's disease
(Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Barcelona) A study led by Wolfram Hinzen, ICREA research professor with the Department of Translation and Language Sciences, published in Journal of Communication Disorders, shows that the first symptoms of the disease are revealed through linguistic changes in spontaneous speech. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Health Canada-DEA Approves MMJ International Holdings To Ship THC
MMJ will be utilizing its new product for an FDA approved treatment for multiple sclerosis (MS) and Huntington's disease (HD). It also received the US Drug Enforcement Agency's approval to...(PRWeb February 20, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/health_canada_dea_approves_mmj_international_holdings_to_ship_thc/prweb16927573.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - February 20, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

AI Blood Test Predicts Neurodegenerative Disease Progression AI Blood Test Predicts Neurodegenerative Disease Progression
A novel machine-learning tool that uses genetic data from patient blood samples can strongly predict the progression and severity of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Huntington's.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 7, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Quebec couple pleads for IVF funding to help them conceive a baby without Huntington's disease
Anna Lambert and Joey Lapointe know any child they conceive has a 50-50 chance of inheriting Huntington's, a debilitating and fatal disease. IVF and genetic testing of the embryo before it's implanted would prevent that, but the government won't pay for it. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

Daughter, 32, on mother's Huntington's disease... as she finds out she also carries the mutated gene
In a film for the BC Danielle, 32, reveaed her mother Lisa has lost the ability to speak or eat on her own. Lisa tested positive after a blood test at Great Ormond Street, London. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Huntington's disease: I'm taking a test that will reveal my future
Danielle's mum has Huntington's disease – now she’s finding out if she will also get it. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Genetic screen offers new drug targets for Huntington's disease
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Using a genetic screen that was previously impossible in the mammalian brain, MIT neuroscientists have identified hundreds of genes that are necessary for neuron survival. They also used the approach to identify genes that contribute to the toxic effects of mutant protein that causes Huntington's disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New roles found for Huntington's disease protein
(Duke University) A Duke University research team has identified a new function of a gene called huntingtin, a mutation of which underlies the progressive neurodegenerative disorder known as Huntington's Disease. Using genetic mouse models, they have discovered that neurons in the striatum, a brain area involved in controlling movement, require the huntingtin gene for regulating the body's movements, maintaining cell health during aging, and developing functioning connections between cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

'Huntington's has affected everyone I ever loved'
Sandy Patience wants to help find a treatment for the degenerative disease that has blighted his family. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lymphoma Now Curable, but Should Cost Be Considered? Lymphoma Now Curable, but Should Cost Be Considered?
Scott Huntington, MD, MPH, discusses the cost of cancer drugs, and how prices have been increasing in recent decades, using the case of a real patient to illustrate his points.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - January 7, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Structural brain correlates of irritability and aggression in early manifest Huntington's disease - Martinez-Horta S, Sampedro F, Horta-Barba A, Perez-Perez J, Pagonabarraga J, G ómez-Ansón B, Kulisevsky J.
In Huntington's disease (HD), irritability and aggressive behavior represent highly prevalent and disabling neuropsychiatric symptoms. However, their structural brain correlates have not been extensively explored. Here, we rated the severity of irritabilit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Patient desperately needs his health records, but disgraced doctor won't give them up
The caregiver of a London man with Huntington's disease says she's still waiting for disgraced neurologist Harvey Christopher Hyson to provide medical records she says are needed to ensure Darrin Smyth gets proper care. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/London Source Type: news

New way to identify and track progression of Huntington's disease
(University of Southampton) Researchers at the universities of Southampton and Cambridge have developed a new technique to analyse biochemical changes unique to Huntington's disease. The breakthrough has the potential to lead to the improved diagnosis of disease onset and possibly better ways to track the effects of new treatments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 16, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The right mouse model is crucial for Huntington's disease drug development
(IOS Press) Huntington's disease (HD) is an incurable and fatal hereditary disease. Developing disease-modifying drugs to treat patients with HD depends on studying them in animal models. Scientists evaluated the mouse models used for developing new treatments for mood disorders in HD and recommended which of these models are most relevant to their studies. Their findings are published in the Journal of Huntington's Disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

University of Iowa receives major grant to continue work on Huntington's disease
(University of Iowa Health Care) Peg Nopoulos, MD, chair of psychiatry and professor of psychiatry, neurology, and pediatrics in the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, has received a 5-year, $18 million grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to continue and expand a decade-long study on brain development in children at risk for developing Huntington's Disease (HD). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Neurology patient desperate for medical records 1 year after doctor loses licence
A London doctor stripped of his medical licence in January says he will release the medical records of a former patient who's suffering from Huntington's disease, only after CBC called with questions. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/London Source Type: news

Ancient worm reveals way to destroy toxic cells in Huntington's disease
(Monash University) Research led by a Monash University scientist has identified a highly conserved mechanism in worms and humans that controls the removal of toxic protein aggregates -- hallmarks of neurodegenerative diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Researchers identify a molecular mechanism involved in Huntington's disease
(University of Barcelona) Researchers from the Institute of Neurosciences of the University of Barcelona (UBNeuro) and the August Pi i Sunyer Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBAPS) described a mechanism, the increase of proteinaceous synthesis, which takes part in the degeneration of the type of neurons that are affected in Huntington's disease, a genetic neurodegenerative disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Trust sued over Huntington ’s disease non-disclosure
Case could result in shift in confidentiality rules Related items fromOnMedica Men ’s dementia risk higher after androgen deprivation therapy Patients with genetic disease history face discrimination GMC stresses duty to report poor care NICE calls for consistent clinical and social care in cerebral palsy Does evidence support doctors recommending acupuncture for pain? (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 17, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Huntington's breakthrough as experts find way of killing mutant protein
Researchers at Fudan University in Shanghai, China, found four compounds that can clear the mutant protein behind the crippling condition, which kills vital brain cells. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Gene-Editing Revolution Is Already Here
Ever since the discovery of the structure of DNA in the 1950s, scientists have been dreaming about rewriting the code of life. What if we could correct genetic mutations that cause disease in order to radically improve human health? Harnessed from the naturally occurring immune system that bacteria use to defend themselves against viruses, CRISPR-Cas9 is a revolutionary, once-in-a-generation tool that offers the real potential to quickly and efficiently achieve what was once thought impossible. Since 2012, the technology has been adopted rapidly, transforming basic research, drug development, diagnostics and agriculture. I...
Source: TIME: Health - October 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jennifer Doudna Tags: Uncategorized Research Source Type: news

The Director of the NIH Lays Out His Vision of the Future of Medical Science
Our world has never witnessed a time of greater promise for improving human health. Many of today’s health advances have stemmed from a long arc of discovery that begins with strong, steady support for basic science. In large part because of fundamental research funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which traces its roots to 1887, Americans are living longer, healthier lives. Life expectancy for a baby born in the U.S. has risen from 47 years in 1900 to more than 78 years today. Among the advances that have helped to make this possible are a 70% decline in the U.S. death rate from cardiovascular disease ...
Source: TIME: Science - October 24, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Dr. Francis S. Collins Tags: Uncategorized Healthcare medicine Source Type: news

Study focuses on repair and reversal of damage caused by Huntington ’s disease
A new study examining the role that star-shaped brain cells called astrocytes play in Huntington ’s disease has identified a potential strategy that may halt the disease and repair some of the damage it causes.Astrocytes interact with and support neurons, or nerve cells, and other brain cells. Although astrocytes outnumber neurons, little is known about how they interact with synapses, the junctions between neurons that enable them to communicate and convey messages to each other.The study, led by UCLA researchers and published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, found that Huntington ’s disease dama...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 16, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Taxes Must Be Deducted From Disability Claimant's Settlement, Judge Says
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - A West Virginia federal judge on Sept. 25 denied a disability claimant's motion to enforce a settlement without a deduction for applicable tax withholding after determining that the plan at issue and the Internal Revenue Service require that taxes be withheld from the settlement amount because the settlement clearly qualifies as replacement wages for tax purposes (Noel Jordan v. AT&T Integrated Disability Service Center Disability Plan, et al., No. 18-94, S.D. W.Va., 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 164015). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - October 15, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

A hometown lawyer is suing the nation’s largest drug companies over the opioid crisis
Paul Farrell vows to make the opioid pill industry pay for what happened to Huntington. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joel Achenbach Source Type: news

Boston Resident Diagnosed With Measles; Possible Exposure Locations Identified
BOSTON (CBS) – A Boston resident has the city’s first confirmed case of the measles since 2013. The Public Health Commission announced Wednesday that others may have been exposed at a number of locations in the South End, Fenway and Back Bay neighborhoods. Doctors diagnosed the case on Sunday. Health officials released the following lists of locations in Boston and times where the person could have exposed others: Friday, October 4th 1:30pm to 4:30pm Render Coffee, 563 Columbus Avenue, South End Friday, October 4th 2:30pm to 4:45pm Cafe Madeleine, 517 Columbus Avenue, South End Friday, October 4th 6:30pm to 9:3...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Measles Source Type: news

Why a shop assistant refuses to get tested for a terminal disease
Jennifer Hammond feels like she's only lived 'half a life'. For years she's known she has a 50% chance of inheriting the incurable neurological condition Huntington's disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Purdue Pharma Responds to Wave of Opioids Litigation by Filing for Bankruptcy. What Happens Now?
Purdue Pharma, a pharmaceutical company facing an onslaught of litigation for allegedly contributing to the opioid crisis, filed for bankruptcy on Sunday as part of a tentative, yet controversial settlement with state and local governments. Purdue is being sued in various courts over using allegedly deceptive marketing practices to promote its prescription painkiller OxyContin. One major federal case before an Ohio judge involves at least 1,600 consolidated lawsuits from across the country, including regions hard-hit by the crisis, like Portsmouth, Ohio, and Huntington, W.Va. On Monday, the judge overseeing that case remov...
Source: TIME: Health - September 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sanya Mansoor Tags: Uncategorized onetime opioid crisis Source Type: news

Finally, a Promising Drug in Huntington's Finally, a Promising Drug in Huntington's
Dr Christoph Diener discusses new findings in neurology, including studies related to Huntington's disease, rehabilitation, and headache.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 29, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Was Ordered to Pay $572 Million for Its Role in the Opioid Crisis. With Similar Lawsuits Across the Country, That Could Be Just the Beginning
An Oklahoma judge ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million for its role in the opioid crisis in a historic ruling on Monday, marking the first time an opioid manufacturer has been deemed responsible in court and made to pay damages. It could have implications for the slew of lawsuits filed against opioid manufacturers and distributors throughout the country. A much bigger federal case before an Ohio judge involves at least 1,600 consolidated lawsuits from cities and counties from across the country, including hard-hit regions like Portsmouth, Ohio and Huntington, W.Va. The nationwide suit was filed in Ohio because...
Source: TIME: Health - August 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sanya Mansoor Tags: Uncategorized legal onetime opioids Source Type: news

Therapeutic blockade of activin-A improves NK cell function and antitumor immunity
Natural killer (NK) cells are innate lymphocytes that play a major role in immunosurveillance against tumor initiation and metastatic spread. The signals and checkpoints that regulate NK cell fitness and function in the tumor microenvironment are not well defined. Transforming growth factor–β (TGF-β) is a suppressor of NK cells that inhibits interleukin-15 (IL-15)–dependent signaling events and increases the abundance of receptors that promote tissue residency. Here, we showed that NK cells express the type I activin receptor ALK4, which, upon binding to its ligand activin-A, phosphorylated SMAD2/3 to...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - August 26, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Rautela, J., Dagley, L. F., de Oliveira, C. C., Schuster, I. S., Hediyeh-Zadeh, S., Delconte, R. B., Cursons, J., Hennessy, R., Hutchinson, D. S., Harrison, C., Kita, B., Vivier, E., Webb, A. I., Degli-Esposti, M. A., Davis, M. J., Huntington, N. D., Souz Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news