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Americans won't lose coverage in health law reform: Trump aide
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration will not allow 20 million people who rely on the Affordable Care Act for their health insurance to go without coverage when the law, known as Obamacare, is repealed and replaced with a new plan, a senior White House official said on Sunday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How Can Diet Affect Fibromyalgia Symptoms?
Learn about what foods may help a person with fibromyalgia and which ones they should avoid. What other lifestyle measures might help with symptoms? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Fibromyalgia Source Type: news

How To Use Math To Pick A Favorite Football Team
If your team leaves town, don't cry. Just pick a new team to root for. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks to FiveThirtyEight's Blythe Terrell about the math analysis that led her to find her new team. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yes, 'World's Largest Nerf Gun' Is An Actual World Record. This Engineer Made It
Mark Rober designed a huge Nerf gun to win an office Nerf war. He talks to NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro about how he designed it, and what happens when you get hit with a pool noodle at 40 mph. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obamacare repeal would also affect your employer health insurance
Stephanie Blythe isn ’t due to give birth until April, but she already ordered a breast pump through her insurance company because she’s worried about the future of the Affordable Care Act.“Once I have it, they can’t take it away from me,” said Blythe, 31.Approximately 4.6  million Californians... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Soumya Karlamangla Source Type: news

Public-private ping pong and conflict of interest concerns
Second Opinion is a vital dose of the week's news in health and medicine from reporter Kelly Crowe and CBC Health. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

No, Gwyneth Paltrow, women should not put jade eggs in their vaginas, gynecologist says
It wasn't that long ago when Gwyneth Paltrow raved about the benefits of vaginal steaming, a non-scientifically proven process of sitting over a hot pot of water filled with herbs for up to 45 minutes to “cleanse your uterus” and “balance female hormone levels,” as the actress had put it. Most recently, Paltrow's lifestyle website Goop, […]Related:NIH Director Francis Collins to stay in his post for nowNew global coalition launched to create vaccines, prevent epidemicsMcKesson, nation’s largest drug distributor, to pay $150 million in fines in opioid settlement (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Haight Ashbury's Free Health Clinic: Middle-Aged And Still Groovy
A series of mergers with other nonprofit clinics has transformed the 50-year-old San Francisco clinic into a $110 million health care system that provides networked care up and down California.(Image credit: Heidi de Marco/Kaiser Health News) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurie Udesky Source Type: news

Bed-blocking: 'Managers ask how long patient will live'
An A&E nurse says she is asked by management how many hours she thinks dying patients will live - because they need the beds. From 5 live Investigates. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Estrogen regulates the brain's fear response, protecting against PTSD
A new study examines how the sex hormone estrogen affects gene regulation in the brain, affecting the formation of fear memories and PTSD. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Women's Health / Gynecology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Magnesium Glycinate: Uses, Benefits, and Side Effects
Learn about when magnesium glycinate is used. What are the benefits, risks, and complications of its use? Is magnesium deficiency dangerous? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Talk therapy strengthens brain connections to treat psychosis
A new study suggests that cognitive behavior therapy can strengthen brain connections in a way that leads to long-term recovery from psychosis. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Mental Health Source Type: news

WARNING: Childhood obesity causes rise in sleeping problems
CHILDHOOD obesity has led to more than 7,000 children a year being treated for heavy snoring. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

At Women ' s March: Widespread Fear of Losing Access to Care At Women ' s March: Widespread Fear of Losing Access to Care
Physicians who marched said they worried about access to contraception, abortion, and other women ' s services -- and about clinicians ' protection.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Trump order paves way for agencies to weaken health law
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is ordering federal agencies to undermine Obamacare through regulatory action, a move that could weaken enforcement of the requirement for Americans to buy health coverage and give insurers leeway to drop some benefits. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Mum of child actress and cancer survivor Kayla: She is our little star
THE 10-year-old actress and model has battled back against a rare form of cancer and is ready to get back in the spotlight. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study links herbicide Roundup to liver disease
Eric DuVallJan. 21 (UPI) -- British scientists conducting a long term study found a link between exposure to the popular weed killer Roundup and severe liver damage in test rats. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dad: Why I'm marching with my daughter
I'm no joiner, but Trump's behavior has awakened me to how much i care that my daughters can live in a world where a woman controls her own body and future, writes James Kindall. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why are Canadians over 35 barred from signing up to donate bone marrow?
Bone marrow donation is often the last hope of survival for leukemia patients like seven-year-old Joshua Weekes, who died earlier this week after being unable to find a donor. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Now smaller firms developing antibiotics but will society, politicians accept high prices?
As a woman dies in the US from a superbug infection likely caught in India, four domestic companies are taking up the cudgels in the area of drug resistance. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump begins process of rolling back Obamacare
The president has taken his first step toward fulfilling one of his biggest campaign promises: repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act. He signed an executive order allowing federal agencies to change or delay parts of the law. CBS News congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes and Ezra Klein, editor-in-chief of Vox.com, join "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to discuss the future of Obamacare. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lung cancer MAPPED: Disease caused by SMOKING is most prevalent in THIS British region
LUNG cancer is one of the most common and serious types of cancer - affecting around 40,000 people in the UK every year. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Public Health: What Does Trump ’ s Executive Order Against Obamacare Actually Do?
Major changes to health policy will require new legislation, not an executive order. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARGOT SANGER-KATZ Tags: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Health Insurance and Managed Care Trump, Donald J Law and Legislation Source Type: news

Public Health: What Does the Order Against the Health Law Actually Do?
Major changes to health policy will require new legislation, not an executive order. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARGOT SANGER-KATZ Tags: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Health Insurance and Managed Care Trump, Donald J Law and Legislation Source Type: news

D.C. Week: Trump Inaugurated as 45th President
(MedPage Today) -- Senators grill Price, but He stands his ground (Source: MedPage Today State Required CME)
Source: MedPage Today State Required CME - January 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Neediest Cases: After Escape From Syria, Another Dangerous Foe: Diabetes
A Neediest Cases beneficiary agency tries to help bridge a health care gap for a young refugee in Jordan, far from home. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RANA F. SWEIS Tags: Refugees and Displaced Persons Politics and Government Diabetes Humanitarian Aid International Rescue Committee New York Times Neediest Cases Fund Homs (Syria) Jordan Mafraq (Jordan) Source Type: news

Loss of business could force McDonald's to reconsider nut decision, food security expert says
A food safety expert says the backlash against McDonald's for its decision to add nuts that are not individually packaged to some menu items may force the fast-food chain to reverse its decision. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Health ministry to roll out screening & control programme of 5 non-communicable diseases
In the first phase, the population based screening component will be rolled out in 100 districts in 32 states and UTs with about 1,000 sub-centres undertaking screening before March 31 of this year. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles outbreak grows in L.A.'s Orthodox Jewish community despite California's strict new vaccination law
Six months after California ’s strict vaccine law took effect, a measles outbreak has infected 20 people, most of them in Los Angeles County, prompting a search for others who may have been exposed to the highly contagious virus.Most of the patients live in western areas of the county, including... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Soumya Karlamangla Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Inattentive ADHD: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment
This article looks at the condition's symptoms and treatment options. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: ADHD / ADD Source Type: news

TB patients will not be denied treatment on basis of domicile: Government
In December 2016, the father of an 18-year-old patient suffering from XDR TB took National Institute of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases to court because the hospital refused access to the new drug, Bedaquiline. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can Marijuana Help Treat Fibromyalgia?
Many people use marijuana as for pain relief, so might it be used as treatment for fibromyalgia? Learn about what research has to say about the drug. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Fibromyalgia Source Type: news

Medical News Today: 'Soft robot' designed to pump failing hearts
Heart failure affects millions of Americans. A new wave of 'soft robots' capable of mimicking heart muscles may save lives on the transplant waiting list. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical Innovation Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Death risk may be higher for participants of U.S. food assistance program
A new study finds that subjects who are a part of the federal food assistance program SNAP may be at a much higher risk of death than nonparticipants. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Cardiff Uni bid to create osteoarthritis 'smart patch'
Scientist in Wales are hoping to create a smart patch which could detect onset osteoarthritis in patients' knees. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Genital herpes vaccine shows promise in animal trials
The vaccine could be nearing human clinical trials, researchers say (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump, in Oval Office, signs first order on Obamacare
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump directed government agencies on Friday to freeze regulations and take steps to weaken Obamacare, using his first hours in the White House to make good on a campaign promise to start dismantling his predecessor's healthcare law. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Trump Issues Executive Order Scaling Back Parts of Obamacare
The one-page order, which the newly inaugurated president signed in a hastily arranged Oval Office ceremony, did not specify which aspects of the health care law it was targeting. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS and ROBERT PEAR Tags: Trump, Donald J Executive Orders and Memorandums Inaugurations Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Source Type: news

Extra sleep night before could help pull all-night
Scientists claim it ’s possible to ‘stockpile’ sleep in advance to help you cope. They reckon an extra two hours a night for a short period before going without could help millions cope (file image). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical Groups ' Priorities Differ for Trump ' s First 100 Days Medical Groups ' Priorities Differ for Trump ' s First 100 Days
Hopes include dumping the ACA but keeping the good parts, saving the Medicare innovation center, strengthening health supports for children, involving nurses in decision-making, and curbing the tweets.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Ex-model Lisa Brown starving to death from rare disease
Lisa Brown, 34, an ex-model from Wisconsin, is suffering from a rare disease that leaves her unable to keep food down. She says she's done fighting and is ready to let herself die (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Outbreak of rare rat virus that causes brain hemorrhages
The outbreak of the so-called 'Seoul virus' in eight people in Wisconsin and Illinois is significant since it should not be found in the United States, health officials warn. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ex-model, 34, starving to death from rare disease
Lisa Brown, 34, an ex-model from Wisconsin, is suffering from a rare disease that leaves her unable to keep food down. She says she's done fighting and is ready to let herself die (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flu Cases Starting to Spread: CDC
Illness now being reported in middle sections of the country (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

George H. W. Bush's life-threatening infection explained  
The 92-year-old was placed in intensive care in a Houston hospital and given a breathing tube. He already suffers from vascular parkinsonism, a rare syndrome that mimics Parkinson's disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Francis Collins, MD, to Stay On as NIH Director Under Trump Francis Collins, MD, to Stay On as NIH Director Under Trump
At first noncommittal, Dr Collins has accepted the offer to stay at his post, at least temporarily.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Preterm birth linked to health problems in adolescence
(Reuters Health) - Adolescents who were born extremely premature are much more likely to have chronic health problems than their peers who were delivered at full term, a Swedish study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Merck, Bristol-Myers agree to settle Keytruda patent suit
(Reuters) - Merck& Co said it agreed to enter into a settlement and license agreement with Bristol-Myers Squibb Co and Ono Pharmaceutical Co Ltd to resolve all global patent-infringement litigation related to its cancer drug, Keytruda. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Heartburn pills tied to serious bacterial infections
(Reuters Health) - People who take popular heartburn pills known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) may be more likely to develop intestinal infections than people who don ’t take these medications, a Scottish study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

An American woman just died from a superbug resistant to 26 different antibiotics
Last week, public health officials announced that a woman in Nevada had died from a superbug resistant to every available antibiotic in the United States. Lance Price is the Director of the Antibiotic Resistance Action Center at George Washington University and he's working on solutions to what he calls one of the greatest public health threats of our time. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radio/Day 6 Source Type: news