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My elderly mom was treated in the ER, recovered and came home. Then the surprise medical bills started coming in.
My attempt to resolve a charge from one of the many health professionals who tended her turned into a frustrating journey through our nation’s health insurance bureaucracy.
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carol Sottili Source Type: news

Anxious and depressed as a scary disease destroyed her lungs, she turned to ecstasy for relief. Here’s what happened.
MDMA-guided psychotherapy is being tested for people with PTSD. After two “trips” with the psychotropic drug, she saw the promise.
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sarah Hogate Bacon Source Type: news

When undergoing chemo or radiation, cancer patients need to avoid diseases. CDC provides vital tips.
Agency’s website features educational materials about viruses, bugs and neutropenia for patients, caregivers and health-care providers.
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Blakemore Source Type: news

‘ Every vote will count in this election ’
“Every vote will count in this election” and we need to persuade people to register to vote – and to register for a postal vote. It’s crucial to “get that message out in the workplace, to family and friends.” UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea (pictured above) was addressing the union’s LGBT+ conference in Bournemouth this morning, with less than a month to go before the general election. She stressed that research shows that UNISON and its reps are trusted by the membership – and because of that, they have the potential to make a real difference when polling stations open. After all, she ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - November 16, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News christina mccanea LGBT Source Type: news

Critics Fear Ohio Bill May Allow Students ' Religious Beliefs To Trump Scientific Facts
The legislation could require teachers to accept scientifically inaccurate, faith-based answers to homework assignments, one Democratic lawmaker said.
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 16, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

13 Everyday Ways To Cut Back On Your Smartphone Usage
Experts share their research-backed tips for spending less time on your phone.
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Right Training Has Led to 100% Survival for Preterm Babies at this Ugandan Hospital
By Irene Mirembe, Knowledge management manager, IntraHealth International The BABIES matrix is a simplified quality-improvement methodology for collecting and displaying data. It was introduced and implemented by the Katakwi Hospital to improve services. Photo courtesy of Irene Mirembe.November 15, 2019Margret Imma from Uganda’s Katakwi District looks lovingly at her 4-month-old, bubbly baby boy, Orisa. He is glowing and Margret couldn’t be happier. This was not the case a few months ago, when Orisa was born too soon.“The pain and suffering that came with handling a preterm baby was unbearable,”...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Maternal, Newborn, & Child Health Education Performance Midwives Source Type: news

‘It’s Like a Clark Kent Hair Swoosh.’ Here’s What We Know About the Extra Tail on Narwhal the ‘Unicorn’ Puppy’s Head
Turns out the “tail” on Narwhal the “unicorn” puppy’s head is basically just there so we can all fawn over it. If you haven’t yet had the privilege of seeing the photos and videos of Narwhal making their way around the web, then allow us to introduce you to the now-internet famous pup. Narwhal became a near instant viral star this week after the Twitter account WeRateDogs tweeted out a series of pictures showcasing the extra appendage growing out of his forehead. The Wednesday tweet has since garnered over 603,000 likes and nearly 129,000 retweets, and soon after its posting, celebrities...
Source: TIME: Science - November 15, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Megan McCluskey Tags: Uncategorized animals Dogs onetime viral Source Type: news

Oklahoma judge lowers Johnson & Johnson payment in opioid verdict
Correcting a math error he made, Judge Thad Balkman said the giant health care company must pay the state $465 million, not $572 million.
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lenny Bernstein Source Type: news

The Best Gifts To Get Someone Who Really Needs To Relax
Know someone who needs a relaxing gift? We’re here for you.
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

6 Ways a Hurricane Impacts Everyday Life – Making A Difference after Dorian
Over the past six weeks, people displaced by the strongest storm to ever hit the Bahamas have opened up and let me into their lives. With each mother, nurse, son ... The post 6 Ways a Hurricane... {This is a content summary only. Click the blog post title to continue reading this post, share your comments, browse the blog and more!}
Source: Red Cross Chat - November 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: American Red Cross Tags: International Abaco Bahamas Bahamas Red Cross disaster recovery Hurricane Dorian Katie Wilkes relief Source Type: news

New Trump rule to make more health care rates public
The hospital industry says it will sue to stop it from taking effect.
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Goldstein Source Type: news

Empower Young People to Sustain Our Planet, and Let Peace and Prosperity Thrive
Young people at ICPD25 youth session. Credit: Mantoe Phakathi / IPSBy Crystal OrdersonNAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 15 2019 (IPS) Q: At ICPD25 we heard that women and girls are still waiting for the unmet promises to be met? DO you think this time around there is a commitment to ensure that these promises are met? The Nairobi Summit is about the Future of Humanity and Human Prosperity. We all have an opportunity to repeat the message that women’s empowerment will move at snail-pace unless we bolster reproductive health and rights across the world. This is no longer a fleeting concern, but a 21st century socio-economic reality. We...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Crystal Orderson Tags: Africa Conferences Development & Aid Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Labour TerraViva United Nations Women's Health ICPD25 Source Type: news

Majority of anti-vaccine ads on Facebook were funded by two groups
A group headed by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and a California-based organization bought 54 percent of the anti-vaccine ads on Facebook. Researchers said the study shows how a small group of anti-vaccine ad buyers successfully used the social media platform to reach targeted audiences.
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Source Type: news

No morning sickness, no bump: A model says she didn’t know she was pregnant until giving birth
Erin Langmaid says her daughter was born just 10 minutes after she unexpectedly went into labor.
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hannah Knowles Source Type: news

$20 million fundraising effort will support efforts to improve treatment for lung disease
UCLA Health has launched a $20 million fundraising initiative to create a new center for advanced lung disease at theDavid Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. To date, the initiative has secured $4.37 million for the Lung Health Research Accelerator Fund, including three gifts of $1 million each from Michael and Linda Keston, William Pierpoint, and Jeffrey and Robin Raich, and a total of $1.37 million from nine other donors.The fund will support the work of Dr. John Belperio and Dr. Joseph Lynch III in the medical school ’s division of pulmonary and critical care medicine. Belperio’s research is focused on identifying t...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 15, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

$20 million fundraising initiative will support efforts to improve treatment for lung disease
UCLA Health has launched a $20 million fundraising initiative to create a new center for advanced lung disease at theDavid Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. To date, the initiative has secured $4.37 million for the Lung Health Research Accelerator Fund, including three gifts of $1 million each from Michael and Linda Keston, William Pierpoint, and Jeffrey and Robin Raich, and a total of $1.37 million from nine other donors.The fund will support the work of Dr. John Belperio and Dr. Joseph Lynch III in the medical school ’s division of pulmonary and critical care medicine. Belperio’s research is focused on identifying t...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 15, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

FDA panel endorses wider use of fish-oil drug to protect against heart problems
Vascepa may protect against heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular problems for some patients with high triglycerides.
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lenny Bernstein Source Type: news

Impact of a terrorist attack on the mental health of directly exposed French adolescents: study protocol for the first step of the AVAL Cohort Study - Grenon M, Consigny M, Lemey C, Simson JP, Coulon N.
Background: Several terrorist attacks have recently taken place in France and Europe. Various studies have shown a high prevalence of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other psychiatric disorders among the victims of these attacks. Neverthel...
Source: SafetyLit - November 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

School security in the post-Columbine era: trends, consequences, and future directions - King S, Bracy NL.
Harsh and reactionary school security measures, including policing, surveillance technology, and emergency preparedness strategies increased substantially in the two decades following the mass shooting at Columbine High School in 1999. These strategies hav...
Source: SafetyLit - November 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

History of traumatic brain injury interferes with accurate diagnosis of Alzheimer's dementia: a nation-wide case-control study - Pradeep T, Bray MJC, Arun S, Richey LN, Jahed S, Bryant BR, LoBue C, Lyketsos CG, Kim P, Peters ME.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) and Alzheimer's disease (AD) bear a complex relationship, potentially increasing risk of one another reciprocally. However, recent evidence suggests post-TBI dementia exists as a distinct neurodegenerative syndrome, confounding...
Source: SafetyLit - November 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Emergency healthcare delivery for young adults during a planned mass gathering: a retrospective observational study - Crilly J, Ranse J, Bost N, Donnelly T, Timms J, Gilmour K, Aitken M, Johnston A.
OBJECTIVE: To describe patient presentation characteristics and outcomes for people aged 16-18  years pre, during and post a planned youth mass gathering event (MGE): 'Schoolies week' on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. METHODS: This was a r...
Source: SafetyLit - November 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

The Global Economy of Pulses: Impressive Gains and the Way Forward
By Boubaker Ben Belhassen and Vikas RawalROME, Nov 14 2019 (IPS) Pulses are highly nutritious and their consumption is associated with many health benefits. They are rich in proteins and minerals, high in fibre and have a low fat content. Pulses are produced by plants of the Leguminosae family. These plants have root nodules that absorb inert nitrogen from soil air and convert it into biologically useful ammonia, a process referred to as biological nitrogen fixation. Consequently, the pulse crops do not need any additional nitrogen as fertilizer and help reduce the requirement of fossil fuel-based chemical nitrogen fertili...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Boubaker Ben Belhassen and Vikas Rawal Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Cows Swept Off Coast During Hurricane Dorian Survive ' Gilligan ' s Island ' -Style
The cows managed to swim five miles to a barrier island where they lived off the land.
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 14, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Instagram goes global with controversial test that hides like counts
Instagram says it will be rolling out in groups, and users who are selected in the test will no longer be able to see how many likes a given post has. Like counts will still be available on their own posts.
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Art Helping Women to Highlight Gender-based Violence at ICPD25
Ann Kihii (25) spends time with other young women from poor communities in Nairobi and use embroidery to create images that tell a story about the daily challenges they face. They also get a chance to discuss the issues among themselves in a safe space. Credit: Mantoe Phakathi / IPSBy Mantoe PhakathiNAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 14 2019 (IPS) While women find it hard to talk about their painful experiences, some have found a way of expressing themselves through art. Women, trained as artists, from Nairobi’s informal settlements Kibera and Kangemi, have produced a beautiful quilt that tells stories about their daily challenges. Di...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mantoe Phakathi Tags: Africa Arts Conferences Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Women's Health ICPD25 Source Type: news

Elderberry Cold Supplements Are Everywhere. But Do They Actually Work?
Here’s what experts think about the natural cold and flu remedy, which allegedly boosts your immune system.
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mesothelioma Death from 9/11 Signals Start of Things to Come
Malignant mesothelioma has become the latest deadly cancer linked directly to the rescue, recovery and cleanup efforts following the 9/11 terrorist attack on New York City in 2001. The long-running threat has come to fruition. Eighteen years after Manhattan was engulfed in the asbestos-laced, toxic cloud of dust — caused primarily by the World Trade Center destruction — the first death from pleural mesothelioma attributed to 9/11 has been recorded. Nick Ursta, 52, from the southwestern part of Pennsylvania, died after a year-long battle with the rare cancer. Ursta, a construction worker and fireman by trade, was part ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - November 14, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Young People at ICPD25: ‘ We Have the Right to Sexual and Reproductive Rights ’
ICPD25 Youth delegates: Michele Simon (left) and Botho Mahlunge. Credit: Joyce Chimbi / IPSBy Joyce ChimbiNAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 14 2019 (IPS) Every day in developing countries it is estimated that 20,000 girls under the age of 18 give birth. This amounts to 7.3 million births a year. Complications from pregnancy and childbirth are still the leading cause of death among adolescent girls, according to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) statistics. Let us be heard Born long after the Cairo Promise, the 18-year-old Michelle Simon and the 19-year-old Botho Mahlunge both youth representatives from Botswana, lament that ye...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joyce Chimbi Tags: Africa Conferences Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Women's Health ICPD25 Source Type: news

AHA News: Heart Attack Survivors Who Develop PTSD Don ' t Always Take Heart Meds
THURSDAY, Nov. 14, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Experiencing a heart attack may be so terrifying that it triggers post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and those who develop PTSD have twice the risk of having a second heart...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 14, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Postdoctoral Training Fellow in HPA function
Job title: Postdoctoral Training FellowLocation: The Francis Crick Institute, Midland Road, LondonContract: Fixed-term, 4 yearsFull timeSalary: Competitive with benefits, subject to skills and experienceVacancy ID:     012106 The closing date for applications is Sunday, 1st December at 23:30.Find out more and apply at www.crick.ac.uk/careers-study Role of median eminence glial cells for hypothalamo-pituitary axis functionality A postdoctoral research post funded by the MRC in the laboratory of Dr. Robin Lovell-Badge is now available. We are looking for...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 14, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Because Hollywood rape and pedophilia isn't quite enough, actress Kristen Bell seems to also support the MAIMING of children with toxic vaccines
(Natural News) During a recent live taping of “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” a pair of brave vaccine safety advocates spoke out against show guest and actress Kristen Bell, who as you may already know is one of the most vocal pro-vaxxers in show business. Since Bell has been making the television rounds pushing parents to jab...
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CMS: Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is seeking comment on the following information collections: 1) Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Exchange Functions: Eligibility for Exemptions, which includes requirements for states related to eligibility determinations for certificates of exemption from shared responsibility payments; and 2) Electronic Medical Documentation Interoperability (EMDI) Pre and Post Pilot Measures Survey, which is used in the evaluation of the performance of CMS policies for the interoperability and collection of data, and assessment of a provider's ability to send and receive electron...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - November 14, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Operation Mend cheered on at New York City Veterans Day Parade
As the 11 veterans who have been treated through the UCLA Health Operation Mend program began their 1.2-mile trek for the 100th New York City ’s Veteran’s Day parade, they took a moment to reflect. For many of them, the day was a powerful mark on their collective journey toward healing their wounds of war.Almost 100 people joined the Operation Mend contingent, including family members, supporters, staff, friends and other veterans as they walked by thousands of people lining Fifth Avenue cheering the veterans for their service, sacrifices and resilience. The 34th Commandant of the Marine Corps, retired Gen.  James Amo...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 14, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Teen Instagrammers open up on mental health chat
Harry and Samuel post videos with advice and tips for sufferers in the hope others will open up.
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dissecting primate early post-implantation development using long-term in vitro embryo culture
The transition from peri-implantation to gastrulation in mammals entails the specification and organization of the lineage progenitors into a body plan. Technical and ethical challenges have limited understanding of the cellular and molecular mechanisms that underlie this transition. We established a culture system that enabled the development of cynomolgus monkey embryos in vitro for up to 20 days. Cultured embryos underwent key primate developmental stages, including lineage segregation, bilaminar disc formation, amniotic and yolk sac cavitation, and primordial germ cell–like cell (PGCLC) differentiation. Single-ce...
Source: ScienceNOW - November 14, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Niu, Y., Sun, N., Li, C., Lei, Y., Huang, Z., Wu, J., Si, C., Dai, X., Liu, C., Wei, J., Liu, L., Feng, S., Kang, Y., Si, W., Wang, H., Zhang, E., Zhao, L., Li, Z., Luo, X., Cui, G., Peng, G., Izpisua Belmonte, J. C., Ji, W., Tan, T. Tags: Development, Molecular Biology, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news

Deadly superbugs pose greater threat than previously estimated
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Source Type: news

Mouse-Deer Species Thought To Be Extinct Rediscovered After 112 Years
The existence of the silver-backed chevrotain has been scientifically confirmed for the first time since 1907.
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 13, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

World Youth Call to Governments to Ban All Hin Drances to LGBTQI Communities
MARTIN KARADZHOV, Global Youth Commitee speaking at ICPD25. Credit: Mantoe Phakathi / IPSBy Mantoe PhakathiNAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 13 2019 (IPS) Governments across the world must ban all state-implemented harmful practices against the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex (LGBTQI) community delegates at the ICPD25 tells IPS. Adding his voice in bridging the gap of Sexual Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) among the youth, Martin Karadzhov, chair for Global Youth Steering Committee, told delegates at a youth event themed “our bodies, our lives, our world”, at the 25thInternational Conference on Population ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mantoe Phakathi Tags: Africa Conferences Crime & Justice Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights LGBTQ TerraViva United Nations ICPD25 Source Type: news

World Youth Call to Governments to Ban All Hindrances to LGBTQI Communities
MARTIN KARADZHOV, Global Youth Commitee speaking at ICPD25. Credit: Mantoe Phakathi / IPSBy Mantoe PhakathiNAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 13 2019 (IPS) Governments across the world must ban all state-implemented harmful practices against the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex (LGBTQI) community delegates at the ICPD25 tells IPS. Adding his voice in bridging the gap of Sexual Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) among the youth, Martin Karadzhov, chair for Global Youth Steering Committee, told delegates at a youth event themed “our bodies, our lives, our world”, at the 25thInternational Conference on Population ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mantoe Phakathi Tags: Africa Conferences Crime & Justice Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights LGBTQ TerraViva United Nations ICPD25 Source Type: news

ICPD25: Lessons From the East
Teruhiko Mashiko, Japan Parliamentary Federation for PopulationBy Joyce ChimbiNAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 13 2019 (IPS) The Japan Parliamentary Federation for Population represented by Mr Teruhiko Mashiko and its secretariat, the Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) has made a clear and concrete commitment to endorse the ICPD25 agenda. Mashiko tells IPS that Japan, as should every country driven by the well-being of its population, should create the best possible conditions to achieve the ICPD25 agenda. Interview by Joyce Chimbi at the ICPD25 in Nairobi, Kenya Q. What lessons are there for developing countries fro...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joyce Chimbi Tags: Africa Conferences Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Population TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Asian Population and Development Associati Source Type: news

Maternity Charging
Since the introduction of the Hostile Environment, hospitals have had to charge undocumented migrants living in the UK for non-emergency medical care. This includes pregnant women. Bills of £7,000 for the basic maternity package (an uncomplicated pregnancy and delivery) are the norm. Often they are much higher. One of the more shocking cases Doctors of the World supported was a woman sent a bill of £9,600 soon after her 22 week miscarriage. A pregnancy is a great undertaking for all women. But time and time again we see pregnant women at the clinic who delay accessing or avoid visiting hospitals altogether for fear of i...
Source: Doctors of the World News - November 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Viran Rajaratnam Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

Womens Rights
A woman’s body is her own. Sexual and reproductive rights mean you should be able to make your own decisions about your body and have the right information to assist decision making around: Managing menstruation If you want children Who you want to have children with Contraception and family planning Aborting a pregnancy if it is your wish In the UK thousands of women are being denied these rights. Their status as undocumented migrants means they are fearful of accessing healthcare services so many of us take for granted. These are women who have frequently had traumatic experiences of trafficking, sexual abuse, relati...
Source: Doctors of the World News - November 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Viran Rajaratnam Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

Hostile Environment
In 2012 Theresa May stated her aim “was to create here in Britain a really hostile environment for illegal migration”. The goal was effectively to make life as difficult as possible for any illegal migrant in the UK to continue living in the country. A year later there was a public outcry when vans drove around the streets of London with slogans reading ‘go home or face arrest’ painted on their sides. Seven years in, Doctors of the World are still fighting for all Hostile Environment policies to be scrapped. They have weaved their way into all public services and further into society. In 2015 laws were passed stati...
Source: Doctors of the World News - November 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Viran Rajaratnam Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

Migrant Charging
Since 2015 undocumented migrants living in the UK have been charged to access ‘non-urgent’ healthcare. This includes people living with cancer and pregnant women. The costs are calculated at 150% of the cost to the NHS resulting in bills of thousands of pounds. People who can’t pay are being turned away from hospitals. Others agree payment plans but after six months any debt of more than £500, the Home Office has access to their information. Most doctors do not want to play any role in immigration enforcement. They simply want to treat people in need, regardless of their race, religion, nationality, or any other suc...
Source: Doctors of the World News - November 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Viran Rajaratnam Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

Women with Disabilities Speak out Against Exclusion at ICPD25
Jeffrey Jordan/ President of the Population Reference Bureau with ICPD25 participants. Credit: Joyce Chimbi / IPSBy Joyce ChimbiNAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 13 2019 (IPS) One in five women globally lives with a disability even as they have same needs and interests as women without disabilities, their access to sexual and reproductive health services and rights remains severely limited. Delegates representing people living with disabilities at the ICPD25 Conference painted a grim picture of barriers and challenges they face. “We are perceived to be asexual and therefore offering us reproductive health information is considered w...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joyce Chimbi Tags: Africa Conferences Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Women's Health ICPD25 Source Type: news

Venice Mayor Blames Climate Change As Italian City Inundated By Highest Tide In 50 Years
Mayor Luigi Brugnaro said he would declare a state of disaster after the city was hit by the devastating high tide, which peaked at over 6 feet on Tuesday.
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 13, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Study: Melanoma rates drop sharply among teens, young adults
(University of Washington Health Sciences/UW Medicine) Cases of melanoma among US adolescents and young adults declined markedly from 2006 to 2015 - even as the skin cancer's incidence continued to increase among older adults and the general population during the span, new research shows. The finding, based on national cancer-registry data, suggests that public-health efforts advocating sun protection are changing behaviors among millennials and post-millennials, surmised the investigators from the University of Washington School of Medicine and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 13, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

A young athlete just received what doctors say is first double lung transplant due to vaping
“What I saw in his lungs was nothing that I’ve ever seen before, and I’ve been doing lung transplants for 20 years,” the hospital's surgical director said.
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Derek Hawkins Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes itching after a shower?
Several things can cause itching after a shower, such as eczema and certain skin care products. In this article, learn more about the causes, treatment tips, and remedies for post-shower itchiness.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news