Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine scientists develop therapeutic protein, protect nerve cells from Huntington ’ s Disease
(Case Western Reserve University) A new scientific study reveals one way to stop proteins from triggering an energy failure inside nerve cells during Huntington's disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 13, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Activity of Huntington's disease gene curbed for six months in mice
A single injection of a new treatment has reduced the activity of the gene responsible for Huntington's disease for several months in a trial in mice. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 9, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Activity of Huntington's disease gene curbed for 6 months in mice
(Imperial College London) A single injection of a new treatment has reduced the activity of the gene responsible for Huntington's disease for several months in a trial in mice. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 9, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Can some types of fat protect us from brain disease?
Having a little bit of extra fat may help reduce the risk of developing diseases caused by toxic protein aggregation, such as Huntington's, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's. Scientists have discovered a new communication process between organelles inside the cell, including mitochondria, and shown how fat metabolism plays a central role in linking mitochondrial health to cytosolic protein homeostasis. Another study uncovers a new signaling pathway that may explain the peripheral wasting seen in Huntington's. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 8, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Opioid Epidemic Greatly Exaggerated?
Last week, when Michael Walker of Beckley, West Virginia, read in his local paper that high-potency heroin--or opioids sold as or cut with heroin--caused an outbreak of 27 overdoses in just four hours in the nearby city of Huntington, he thought of his 19-year-old son, Matthew, who has been off of opiates for three months, the longest he's been without the drug in years."I know it's early for Matthew, and what a struggle it still is," said Walker, 42, a white working-class dad. "A lot of people call this a problem, but it's an epidemic," he said, while describing the situation in West Virginia.West Virg...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heroin ’s Grip on Huntington, West Virginia
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — He found the woman slumped over the steering wheel, an empty syringe on the floorboard and her skin dulling to a purplish blue. Dave McClure, an EMS supervisor, counted four faint breaths per minute. Without the antidote he carried, she'd be dead in five minutes. It was 3:25 p.m. on what was, so far, an ordinary Monday. For an EMT in this struggling city, bringing an addict back from the brink of opiate-fueled death counts as routine. But as McClure searched for an unscarred vein in the young woman's arm, dozens of others were shooting or snorting the same toxic powder she'd just tak...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - September 6, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Patient Care Source Type: news

Heroin ’s Grip on Huntington, West Virginia
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — He found the woman slumped over the steering wheel, an empty syringe on the floorboard and her skin dulling to a purplish blue. Dave McClure, an EMS supervisor, counted four faint breaths per minute. Without the antidote he carried, she'd be dead in five minutes. It was 3:25 p.m. on what was, so far, an ordinary Monday. For an EMT in this struggling city, bringing an addict back from the brink of opiate-fueled death counts as routine. But as McClure searched for an unscarred vein in the young woman's arm, dozens of others were shooting or snorting the same toxic powder she'd just tak...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 6, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Patient Care Source Type: news

Protein subunit found to rescue afflicted neurons in Huntington's disease
(University of California - San Diego) Using an experimental co-culture approach in which two different types of neurons from a mouse model of Huntington's disease (HD) are grown side-by-side, connecting to form critically impacted circuits, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have identified a subunit of a protein that, when expressed, reverse the mutated gene effects responsible for HD. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 5, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Ambulance Company Sues the City of Huntington Beach, Calif.
An ambulance company has sued the city of Huntington Beach, claiming the city has restricted fair, open-market competition by not allowing its fleet to operate in the city. In its complaint, filed Monday in federal court, Carson-based AmeriCare MedServices, Inc. There's a turf war brewing in Southern California, as Huntington Beach has been limiting the private companies it relies on for backup ambulance service to only three vendors. AmeriCare has filed suit hoping to get a piece of the business. Billing continues to be a top issue for private vendors, some of which have gone out of business after failing to sec...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - September 1, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Ambulance Company Sues the City of Huntington Beach, Calif.
An ambulance company has sued the city of Huntington Beach, claiming the city has restricted fair, open-market competition by not allowing its fleet to operate in the city. In its complaint, filed Monday in federal court, Carson-based AmeriCare MedServices, Inc. There's a turf war brewing in Southern California, as Huntington Beach has been limiting the private companies it relies on for backup ambulance service to only three vendors. AmeriCare has filed suit hoping to get a piece of the business. Billing continues to be a top issue for private vendors, some of which have gone out of business after failing to sec...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 1, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

FDA releases July 2016 510(k) clearances
510(K) SUMMARIES OR 510(K) STATEMENTS FOR FINAL DECISIONS RENDERED DURING THE PERIOD July 2016 TOTAL 510(k)s THIS PERIOD 236 TOTAL WITH SUMMARIES 220 TOTAL WITH STATEMENTS 16 DEVICE: Dakin's Skin and Wound Cleanser CENTURY PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. 510(k) NO: K150208(Traditional) ATTN: Stephen Deardorff PHONE NO : 1 317 8494210 10377 HAGUE RD. SE DECISION MADE: 21-JUL-16 INDIANAPOLIS IN 46256 510(k) SUMMARY AVAILABLE FROM FDA DEVICE: Sheath Introducer BIOTEQUE CORP. 510(k) NO: K150932(Traditional) ATTN: Simon Lin PHONE NO : 886 2 25710269 5 F-6, NO. 2...
Source: Mass Device - August 31, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Source Type: news

UofL research shows that children at home did not prompt parents to test for radon, secondhand smoke
(University of Louisville) Luz Huntington-Moskos, Ph.D., R.N., C.P.N., UofL School of Nursing assistant professor, recently published findings in the journal Public Health Nursing that show the presence of children in the home did not motivate parents to test and mitigate for radon and secondhand tobacco smoke, both of which cause lung cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 30, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

West Virginia city has 27 heroin overdoses in 4 hours
There were 27 heroin overdoses within four hours, including one death, in Huntington, West Virginia on Monday. Officials believe the drug may be laced with something making it particularly dangerous. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

W.Va. city has 27 heroin overdoses in 4 hours
There were 27 heroin overdoses within four hours, including one death, in Huntington, West Virginia on Monday. Officials believe the drug may be laced with something making it particularly dangerous. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - August 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Potential therapeutic target for Huntington's disease
There is new hope in the fight against Huntington's disease. Scientists have discovered that changing a specific part of the huntingtin protein prevented the loss of critical brain cells and protected against behavioral symptoms in a mouse model of the disease. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 16, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Fentanyl Linked to 26 Overdoses Reported in 6 Hours in W. Va. Town
HUNTINGTON - Around 3:30 p.m. Monday, reports of overdoses started pouring into Cabell County 911 Dispatch. By 9 p.m., 26 overdoses had been reported, more than Cabell County EMS responds to in a week.Fentanylcontinues to plague emergency responders trying to get a grip on theopioidcrisis. The widespread availability of narcan certainly helps in the fight against overdoses, but other communities have taken toprosecuting drug dealers as a way to curb the problem.Read More at The Herald Dispatch (Source: JEMS Patient Care)
Source: JEMS Patient Care - August 16, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Patient Care Source Type: news

Fentanyl Linked to 26 Overdoses Reported in 6 Hours in W. Va. Town
HUNTINGTON - Around 3:30 p.m. Monday, reports of overdoses started pouring into Cabell County 911 Dispatch. By 9 p.m., 26 overdoses had been reported, more than Cabell County EMS responds to in a week. Fentanyl continues to plague emergency responders trying to get a grip on the opioid crisis. The widespread availability of narcan certainly helps in the fight against overdoses, but other communities have taken to prosecuting drug dealers as a way to curb the problem. Read More at The Herald Dispatch (Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News)
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 16, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Patient Care Source Type: news

Fentanyl Linked to 26 Overdoses Reported in 6 Hours in W. Va. Town
HUNTINGTON - Around 3:30 p.m. Monday, reports of overdoses started pouring into Cabell County 911 Dispatch. By 9 p.m., 26 overdoses had been reported, more than Cabell County EMS responds to in a week. Fentanyl continues to plague emergency responders trying to get a grip on the opioid crisis. The widespread availability of narcan certainly helps in the fight against overdoses, but other communities have taken to prosecuting drug dealers as a way to curb the problem. Read More at The Herald Dispatch (Source: JEMS Patient Care)
Source: JEMS Patient Care - August 16, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Patient Care Source Type: news

Potential therapeutic target for Huntington's disease
(Gladstone Institutes) There is new hope in the fight against Huntington's disease. Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes discovered that changing a specific part of the huntingtin protein prevented the loss of critical brain cells and protected against behavioral symptoms in a mouse model of the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 16, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Researchers identify how a single gene can protect against causes of neurodegenerative diseases
New research has identified how cells protect themselves against 'protein clumps' known to be the cause of neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington's disease. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - August 2, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

New evidence: How amino acid cysteine combats Huntington's disease
Researchers have reported they have identified a biochemical pathway linking oxidative stress and the amino acid cysteine in Huntington's disease. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 26, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Zimmer Biomet launches clinical service biz
Zimmer Biomet (NYSE:ZBH) said today it is launching Signature Solutions, a suite of clinical services designed to assist hospitals and medical practices to transition to value-based healthcare models. The company said it will aid companies in moving to the new models by maintaining positive patient outcomes and managing procedural and cost efficiencies through an entire episode of care. The services aim to assist healthcare providers as they try to meet value-based healthcare mandates, such as the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement act and the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015. “Our 90-y...
Source: Mass Device - July 26, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Health Information Technology Software / IT Zimmer Biomet Source Type: news

New evidence: How amino acid cysteine combats Huntington's disease
( Johns Hopkins Medicine ) Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine report they have identified a biochemical pathway linking oxidative stress and the amino acid cysteine in Huntington's disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 26, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Intermediate alleles may confer mild, late-onset Huntington-like symptoms
Asymptomatic people who carry an intermediate number (27-35) of CAG repeats on the huntingtin gene – that is, the range just below the Huntington’s disease threshold of 36 CAG repeats – may be at... (Source: Clinical Neurology News)
Source: Clinical Neurology News - July 21, 2016 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

HD monkeys display full spectrum of symptoms seen in humans
Transgenic Huntington's disease monkeys display a full spectrum of symptoms resembling the human disease, strengthening the case that they could be used to evaluate emerging treatments before launching human clinical trials. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 21, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

HD monkeys display full spectrum of symptoms seen in humans
( Emory Health Sciences ) Transgenic Huntington's disease monkeys developed at Yerkes display a full spectrum of symptoms resembling the human disease, strengthening the case that they could be used to evaluate emerging treatments before launching human clinical trials. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 21, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Huntington Hospital installs Carestream portable digital radiography systems
US-based healthcare centre Huntington Hospital has installed nine Carestream DRX-Revolution Mobile X-ray Systems and retrofitted two existing portable systems with DRX Plus 3543C detectors and a small-format DRX 2530C detector for neonatal patients. (Source: Hospital Management)
Source: Hospital Management - July 13, 2016 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Shedding new light on protein aggregates and the diseases they cause
Researchers have developed a system capable of quickly screening millions of yeast cells to measure protein aggregates. Proteins regulate all of the processes that keep cells alive, but when misfolded they can clump into large aggregations, a phenomenon associated with diseases including Alzheimer's, Huntington's and Parkinson's. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 13, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Stem Cell Partnership: Patient Advocates And Scientists At The International Society For Stem Cell Research Convention
STEM CELL PARTNERSHIP: Patient Advocates and Scientists at the International Society for Stem Cell Research Convention By Don C. Reed This year's International Society for Stem Cell Researchers (ISSCR) conference was enormous, three vast floors of San Francisco's magnificent Moscone West convention center. As a watering hole brings animals together, the ISSCR concentrates the world's top stem cell scientists. From around the world they came, four thousand of them this year, representing almost sixty countries. Interspersed with them were patients and patient advocates, those who would benefit most from scientific ad...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - July 8, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Senior physicians recognized for caring for the underserved
Four physicians are being recognized by the AMA Foundation for showing an extraordinary commitment to leadership, community service and care for those in need—each with decades of service that run the gamut from Ebola research to primary care. Find out who has been awarded this year’s honors. Serving underserved international populations The AMA Foundation presented this year’s Excellence in Medicine Awards to  physicians June 10 at the 2016 AMA Annual Meeting in Chicago. Jennifer A. Downs, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine and assistant professor of microbiology and immunology at the Ce...
Source: AMA Wire - July 8, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

Huntington Disease Dementia
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - July 8, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

New Drug Eases Huntington's Disease Symptoms
Experimental med seems to have fewer side effects than current treatment, researcher says (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Drug Eases Huntington's Disease Symptoms
Experimental med seems to have fewer side effects than current treatment, researcher says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Huntington's Disease, Medicines (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Drug Eases Huntington's Disease Symptoms
Experimental med seems to have fewer side effects than current treatment, researcher says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Huntington's Disease, Medicines (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Drug Eases Huntington's Disease Symptoms: Study
THURSDAY, July 7, 2016 -- An experimental drug may help control the involuntary, sudden muscle movements associated with Huntington's disease, with fewer side effects, according to the results of a small trial. "Deutetrabenazine is not yet... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 7, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Teva and HSG report Phase III trial results of SD-809 to treat Huntington disease
Israel-based pharmaceutical company Teva Pharmaceutical and Huntington Study Group (HSG) have reported results of the Phase III trial of SD-809 (deutetrabenazine) tablets to treat chorea associated with Huntington disease (HD). (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - July 6, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Drug Helps Reduce Involuntary Movements for People with Huntington Disease
This study was supported by University of Rochester Medical Center’s Clinical Trials Coordination Center, a unique academic-based organization with decades of experience working to bring new therapies to market for neurological disorders. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - July 6, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Deuteration offers alternative chorea treatment for Huntington disease patients
Treatment with a deuterated form of tetrabenazine has resulted in improved motor signs among patients with Huntington disease, making it a potential treatment for chorea, trial findings show. (Source: MedWire News)
Source: MedWire News - July 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurodegeneration Source Type: news

New Form of Tetrabenazine Improves Huntington's Chorea (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- But clinical relevance of phase III study findings yet to be determined (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - July 5, 2016 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Drug helps control involuntary, sudden movements of Huntington disease
A new study evaluated the efficacy and safety of the drug deutetrabenazine to control a prominent symptom of Huntington disease, chorea, which is an involuntary, sudden movement that can affect any muscle and flow randomly across body regions. Chorea can interfere with daily functioning and increase the risk of injury. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 5, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Promising Results for Huntington's Disease Chorea DrugPromising Results for Huntington's Disease Chorea Drug
A deuterated form of the drug tetrabenazine significantly reduces chorea, increases weight, and improves quality of life compared with placebo in patients with Huntington disease. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - July 5, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Deutetrabenazine modestly reduces chorea of Huntington disease
A deuterated form of the vesicular monoamine transporter type 2 inhibitor tetrabenazine, called deutetrabenazine, modestly reduced chorea of Huntington disease over 12 weeks in a phase III,... (Source: Clinical Neurology News)
Source: Clinical Neurology News - July 5, 2016 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Funniest Parenting Tweets: What Moms And Dads Said On Twitter This Week
Kids may say the darndest things, but parents tweet about them in the funniest ways. So each week, we round up the most hilarious 140-character quips from moms and dads to spread the joy. Scroll down to read the latest batch and follow @HuffPostParents on Twitter for more! FYI: If there is something on the floor that can crumble into a million pieces, a toddler will step on it 1 second before you can get to it.— The ParentNormal (@ParentNormal) June 27, 2016 You don't know true love until you have kids.What? No! I was talking about loving sleep. What did you think I meant?— Housewife of Hell (@Housew...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Huntington Prevalence May Need Upward Revision (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Unexpectedly high presence of HD genetic defects in population (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - June 24, 2016 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Huntington's Gene More Common Than ThoughtHuntington's Gene More Common Than Thought
A new study suggests that Huntington's disease may be occurring more often but is being misdiagnosed in the elderly, who may have milder symptoms of abnormal movements or dementia. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 24, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Are YOU likely to get Huntington's disease? Faulty gene 'MORE common' than first thought
AS many as one in 400 people have the mutated gene that causes Huntington’s disease – far more than previously thought - according to top university researchers. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Workout Brands You Probably Haven't Heard Of -- And The Celebs That Love Them
For Teen Vogue, by Sharon Feiereisen. Photo: Courtesy of Instagram/@rosiehw From Gigi Hadid to Lena Dunham. We love Nike and Under Armour just as much as the next fitness fanatic (hi Ellie Goulding!), but try as they may when it comes to locking it down on the fashion front they don't have things down quiet as pad as some of the up-and-comers. Leave it to celebrities, who always need to look the part, to lead by example when it comes to sweating in style. With that said here's a look at 5 stylish up-and-coming brands - and the celebrities who love them. We're betting you'll be adding them to your wish list whether you...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Huntington's risk genes '10 times more common than previously thought'
A study of more than 7,300 adults suggests the number of people at low risk of Huntington's disease is 10 times higher than previous estimates report. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Huntington's Disease Source Type: news

These Instagrams of Last Night’s Rare Strawberry Moon Are Totally Amazing
@roskess #strawberrymoon on #summersolstice A photo posted by Rosita Kèss (@roskess) on Jun 21, 2016 at 6:13am PDT @dumze_890627 上次是1969年….. 這次是今天….. 下次是46年後…. 剛好夏至又剛好滿月,不看可惜嘍~ 拍完後讀書的勁都來了😂 #草莓月亮#strawberrymoon A photo posted by 杜孟澤 (@dumze_890627) on Jun 21, 2016 at 6:10am PDT @davedicello The full 'strawberry' moon glows behind the Gulf Tower last night in #Pittsburgh A photo posted by Dave DiCello (@davedicello) on Jun 21, 2016 at 5:37am PDT @maximusupinnyc...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - June 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TIME Photo Tags: Uncategorized full moon Instagram Summer Summer Solstice Source Type: news