Alfred Alberts, Unsung Father of a Cholesterol Drug, Dies at 87
His discovery led to lovastatin, but he shunned the limelight — until he was a patient himself and doctors, learning who he was, treated him “ like a rock star. ” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GINA KOLATA Tags: Alberts, Alfred W (1931-2018) Deaths (Obituaries) Statins (Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs) Merck & Company Inc Vagelos, P Roy Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What's the link between birth control and headaches?
Forms of hormonal birth control, such as contraceptive pills, can cause headaches and migraines in some people. In others, these contraceptives can improve headaches. A person who has a history of migraines with auras should avoid certain hormones. Learn more about the link between birth control and headaches here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Birth Control / Contraception Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes chest pain and vomiting?
There are many potential causes of chest pain and vomiting, including gastrointestinal issues and panic attacks. Sometimes, however, these symptoms are an early symptom of a heart attack or another cardiac event in adults. Learn more about chest pain and vomiting in adults and children, and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pain / Anesthetics Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the symptoms of viral pneumonia?
Viral pneumonia causes symptoms that include a cough, fever, and chills. It often occurs as a complication of the common cold. Those more at risk include young children and older adults. The condition usually resolves without treatment, but doctors may prescribe antiviral medication. Learn about viral pneumonia here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about bone grafts
Doctors use bone grafts in the treatment of a variety of health issues, including fractures, bone infections, spinal fusions, tumors, and joint problems. In this article, learn about the different types of bone grafts and replacement materials. We also cover the possible risks, complications, and the recovery process. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bones / Orthopedics Source Type: news

Announcing the winners of the Rosamund Snow Prize
We are delighted to announce the winners of theRosamund Snow Prize. This prize will enable two people aged under 30 with experience as health service users to join other healthcare consumers*, researchers and health professionals at Cochrane ’s global conference (the Cochrane Colloquium), which takes place on 16th - 18th September 2018  in Edinburgh.The Rosamund Snow PrizeRosamund Snow (1971-2017) will be remembered by many for her work to champion patients ’ involvement in healthcare. Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in her teens, Rosamund was later asked to help a consultant at her outpatient clinic invest...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 3, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to naturally lose weight fast
Being a healthy weight offers many health benefits, as well as a feeling of wellbeing. Fast weight loss is rarely easy, but it is possible to lose weight safely and efficiently by eating a healthful diet and adopting strategies that maximize the body ’s potential to burn calories. Learn how to lose weight fast here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is a blood gas test?
A blood gas test is also called an arterial blood gas test or a blood gas analysis. Results show blood oxygen and carbon dioxide levels, pH levels, and lung function. Doctors often use the test in emergency situations, when they need to determine why a person is having trouble breathing. Learn more about the test here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Blood / Hematology Source Type: news

Research Reveals Immunotherapy More Effective in Men
For mesothelioma patients, immunotherapy is mostly available through clinical trials at this time. Immunotherapy is a relatively new way to treat cancer, and doctors still are learning who will respond best to these novel therapies. Newly released medical research has found men seem to respond better to immunotherapy than women. But this doesn’t mean immunotherapy is off the table for women with mesothelioma. You should learn all you can about how immunotherapy works, why it may or may not be right for you and how you can best prepare yourself if you decide an immunotherapy clinical trial is right for you. Thorough ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - July 3, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Everything you need to know about ascariasis
Ascariasis occurs when a parasitic roundworm infects a person's small intestine. It may not cause symptoms initially, but an extensive infection can lead to dangerous gastrointestinal blockages. Learn more about the causes, symptoms, and treatment of ascariasis here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Tropical Diseases Source Type: news

How our brains learn to control and remember walking
(University of Massachusetts at Amherst) Movement neuroscientist Julia Choi at the University of Massachusetts Amherst recently received a five-year, $616,057 grant from the National Science Foundation's (NSF) faculty early career development (CAREER) program to investigate how the brain learns to control walking. She says such research will help to guide new treatments to improve walking function in people with age-related changes or neurological damage. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CQC launches new resources to help health and care providers learn from safety incidents
The independent quality regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), has published a new series of resources – Learning from safety incidents – to help those in charge of running health and care organisations ensure the safety and well-being of people using their services. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 3, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Proteomic analysis of S-nitrosylated nuclear proteins in rat cortical neurons
Neurons modulate gene expression in response to extrinsic signals to enable brain development, cognition, and learning and to process stimuli that regulate systemic physiological functions. This signal-to-gene communication is facilitated by posttranslational modifications such as S-nitrosylation, the covalent attachment of a nitric oxide (NO) moiety to cysteine thiols. In the cerebral cortex, S-nitrosylation of histone deacetylase 2 (HDAC2) is required for gene transcription during neuronal development, but few other nuclear targets of S-nitrosylation have been identified to date. We used S-nitrosothiol resin-assisted cap...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - July 3, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Smith, J. G., Aldous, S. G., Andreassi, C., Cuda, G., Gaspari, M., Riccio, A. Tags: STKE Research Resources Source Type: news

Sunshine for your mind
Moderate exposure to ultraviolet light stimulates glutamate synthesis in the brain and improves learning and memory. (Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment)
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - July 3, 2018 Category: Science Authors: VanHook, A. M. Tags: STKE Editors ' Choice Source Type: news

NIH News in Health
The July 2018 issue of NIH News in Health is now available. In this issue, information about preparing for menopause and acne are highlighted. In addition, readers will learn about: the new National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health app, HerbList diet and hearing loss a program for those 60 and older to quit smoking Anyone can subscribe and access NIH News in Health. The information contained in this monthly publication is for anyone but especially the public with practical news and tips that are based on NIH (National Institutes of Health) research. Individuals can subscribe to receive this monthly newslet...
Source: Dragonfly - July 2, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health News from NIH Source Type: news

NIH to host workshop on using artificial intelligence and machine learning to advance biomedical research
Experts from organizations including IBM, Amazon and MIT will discuss the application of these emerging technologies. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - July 2, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Foods and meal plans for iron deficiency
Anemia occurs when the body lacks red blood cells. A person may have a condition that destroys these cells, or the body may not produce enough. Adding iron-rich foods to the diet can help. Here, learn which foods contain high levels of iron and which make absorbing it harder. We also give some meal plan ideas and more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to remove cortisol from the body naturally
Cortisol is necessary for many bodily functions, including the stress response and regulating sleep. High cortisol levels may raise blood pressure and affect mood. It is possible to lower cortisol by making some lifestyle changes, such as eating a more healthful diet and getting better sleep. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anxiety / Stress Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes a nosebleed at night?
Nosebleeds can occur at any time, and some people only experience them at night. A range of factors may be responsible, including colds, chemical exposure, and heavy alcohol use. Home care can stop most nosebleeds, but if they recur, a person should see a doctor. Here, learn more about nighttime nosebleeds. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Young Boy with Moebius Syndrome Smiles After Surgery
Treatment TermsPediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Author Erin Hull Overview Colton Southern had plenty to smile about after surgery last year. In fact, it was the first time in the eight-year-old boy ’s life that he was able to show how happy he was. Colton’s facial muscles were so weak when he was born that he was unable to show expression. Facial reanimation surgery at Duke Children’s Hospital brought a smile to Colton’s face -- and to the faces of his thankful family. Hero Imagemoebius_1932x862.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks CTA Header Learn More CTA ButtonFacial Reanimation...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: efh7 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Can't ignore-distraction by task-irrelevant sounds in early and middle childhood - Wetzel N, Scharf F, Widmann A.
Attention control abilities are relevant for learning success. Little is known about the development of audio-visual attention in early childhood. Four groups of children between the ages of 4 and 10  years and adults performed an audio-visual distraction ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What does a cortisol level test show?
A cortisol level test measures the amount of cortisol in the blood. This hormone plays a crucial role in the body. Doctors use cortisol level tests to check for signs of Addison ’s disease, Cushing’s syndrome, and adrenal function abnormalities. Learn about the cortisol level test and what the results indicate here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical Devices / Diagnostics Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to stop heart palpitations during pregnancy
Heart palpitations sometimes occur during pregnancy. It may feel as though the heart is skipping beats. Usually, the causes are not severe, and the palpitations do not require treatment. However, a pregnant woman should see a doctor for a diagnosis to be sure. Learn more about heart palpitations during pregnancy here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Does nipple stimulation help to induce labor?
Many people believe that stimulating the nipples can help to induce labor. Nipple stimulation causes the release of a hormone that triggers uterine contractions. However, there is no scientific evidence to show that this leads to true labor. Learn about nipple stimulation and other home remedies to induce labor here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Enormous cervical tumour makes a woman look pregnant with TRIPLETS
Marilyn Felipe, 39, from Maguindanao, Philippines, thought she was expecting when her torso started to swell seven years ago. She was devastated to learn she was suffering from a myoma tumour. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anglian specialist named ‘best learning disability nurse in England’
A specialist nurse who works in Norfolk and Suffolk has been named as the best learning disability nurse in England at a charity awards ceremony. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 2, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Enormous cervical tumour makes a woman, 39, look pregnant with TRIPLETS
Marilyn Felipe, 39, from Maguindanao, Philippines, thought she was expecting when her torso started to swell seven years ago. She was devastated to learn she was suffering from a myoma tumour. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rite Aid Pharmacy- AARP Discounts provided by OptumRx
AARP members and their families have access to discounts on FDA-approved medications at Rite Aid Pharmacy. ... Learn more& how to access discounts here. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - July 2, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Inspiring and Powering the Future
This report draws from the views and ideas of 25 adolescent development experts about the most critical issues in adolescent wellness, gaps in research, translation of research into policy and practice, and opportunities for learning and action. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - July 2, 2018 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Geis M Tags: Child and Family Well-Being Source Type: news

Artificial intelligence accurately predicts distribution of radioactive fallout
(Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo) Researchers at the University of Tokyo Institute of Industrial Science created a machine-learning-based tool that can predict where radioactive emissions from nuclear power plants will disperse. After training using extensive data on previous weather patterns, the tool consistently achieved over 85 percent predictive accuracy, and up to 95 percent in winter when large and predictable weather systems dominate. This tool can aid immediate evacuation in the aftermath of disasters like those at Fukushima and Chernobyl. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

No Plant Oils for Cradle Cap?
Discussion During growth, plants first store their energy as carbohydrates but during ripening switch over to carbon-rich triglycerides. Triglycerides also occur in yeasts, molds and animal fats. A few higher plants store lipids in other forms. One example is the Jojoba which stores its oil as a lipid wax. Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) is a specialty-cultivated plant found mainly in the American Southwest and Mexican Northwest. Jojoba seed oil has> 50% of its weight as liquid wax esters that are used in personal care products and lubricants. Jojoba oil is naturally extracted from the seed or synthetically produced. Natu...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 2, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Infographic: Resurrecting Ancient Proteins
Learn the basic steps researchers take when reconstructing proteins from the past and how these biomolecules can inform engineering projects. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 1, 2018 Category: Science Tags: Infographics Multimedia Source Type: news

Oaksterdam Offers Hands-On Horticulture Lessons To Cannabis Students
Students from around the world come to Oakland to learn about growing cannabis (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 1, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Julie Weed, Contributor Source Type: news

CVS Pharmacy- AARP Discounts provided by OptumRx
AARP members and their families have access to discounts on FDA-approved medications at CVS Pharmacies. ... Learn more and how to access discounts here. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - July 1, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Best Buy Assured Living, an AARP Benefit
AARP members save 10% off monthly fees, plus free installation and package savings on a home security system. ... Learn more and how to access. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - July 1, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Long-Term Care Options, an AARP Benefit
New York Life agents assist AARP members in building a custom long-term care plan to meet their needs and budget. ... Learn how to access this benefit. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - July 1, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Doc ApprovED: Turning the Work of Medical Learning into Play
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - July 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Doc ApprovED Source Type: news

Snaking Over
See how the tiny island of Guam became overrun with brown treesnakes, and learn what biologists are doing to try to eradicate the invasive species. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 1, 2018 Category: Science Tags: Multimedia Source Type: news

The Importance of Medical Director Engagement in Organizational  Learning
High-performing health care organizations that achieve superior outcomes all share a core feature: a learning culture. Building a strong learning culture begins with physicians, who play a critical role in creating a learning environment in an organization. Specifically, medical directors in long-term care facilities can help drive a culture of organizational learning when they engage in staff education, both through formal in-service training as well as informal “just-in-time” learning opportunities. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - July 1, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: David Gifford Tags: AHCA PERSPECTIVE Source Type: news

I Went To A Retreat About Radical Listening And This Is What I Learned
Four days of intense radical listening transformed the way I interact with others. Learn why we ALL need to incorporate this key skill. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lipi Roy, Contributor Source Type: news

Lab companies Quest and CPL face lawsuits in Ireland over missed cervical cancer diagnoses
"I'm 37, learning about the process of dying" (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctor, Your Patient Is Waiting. It ’ s a Red Panda.
Medical students at Harvard take part in an elective with veterinarians, learning about diseases and treatments between animals and humans. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KAREN WEINTRAUB Tags: Animals Zoos Veterinary Medicine Medical Schools Anatomy and Physiology Franklin Park Zoo Harvard Medical School Zoo New England Source Type: news

How will machine learning affect radiology practice?
While some barriers still need to be cleared, machine-learning technologies...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Group uses AI to assess mammo interpretation bias SNMMI: AI enables stress-first SPECT MPI protocol SNMMI: AI can avoid patient misidentification on PET/CT SNMMI: AI can predict survival in sarcoma patients How should AI be used in breast ultrasound? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 29, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to fix peeling nails
Peeling nails have a range of causes, including iron deficiency and certain underlying health conditions, such as underactive thyroid. Treatment options depend on the cause but include increasing the amount of iron in the diet. Learn more about how to treat peeling nails at home, and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What type of acne do I have?
There are many types of acne lesion. These blemishes range from mild blackheads and whiteheads to more severe forms, such as nodules and cysts. In this article, we explore what each of these types of lesion looks like. Also, learn which medical treatments and home remedies can help. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Wish Bone Salad Dressing Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Milk and Egg in 15 oz. Wish-Bone House Italian Salad Dressing
Pinnacle Foods Inc. is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of Wish Bone House Italian Salad Dressing 15 oz. with the health and safety of our consumers as our top priority. The recall was initiated after learning from a retail customer that a limited number of bottles were mislabeled. The product contains milk and egg, known allergens not declared on the bottle. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk or egg may run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. If you are not allergic to milk or egg, this product is safe to eat. No illnesses have been report...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - June 29, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

New Caledonian Crows Build Tools From Mental Images, Not Lessons
When it comes to tool making, the birds learn differently than humans. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - June 29, 2018 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes bellybutton pain during pregnancy?
Bellybutton or navel pain is a common occurrence during pregnancy and has a variety of potential causes. Possible reasons for experiencing bellybutton pain include skin stretching, pressure from the growing uterus, and umbilical hernias. In this article, learn how to get relief and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why is there a pimple on my neck?
A pimple can occur almost anywhere on the body, including the neck. Causes of a neck pimple include poor hygiene, rubbing the area, and hormone fluctuations. There are many over-the-counter treatments, but some people may need prescription medications. Learn more about pimples on the neck and how to prevent them, here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news