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New advice on common pregnancy risks
Women can reduce their risk for gestational diabetes, a disease that can have long-term consequences for mothers and babies, by not smoking and maintaining a healthy lifestyle during pregnancy. Also, women who smoke during pregnancy can hurt their sons' fertility. Eboni Williams reports on the day's top health stories. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Many Women Receive Unnecessary Pap Tests
09/30/2014, American Journal of Preventive Medicine - As many as half to two-thirds of women who've undergone hysterectomies or are older than 65 years report receiving Pap tests for cervical cancer, despite recommendations against it, finds a new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. (Source: Health Behavior News Service)
Source: Health Behavior News Service - October 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ingredient in Viagra can permanently affect sight, doctors warn
Researchers from the University of New South Wales say an ingredient in Viagra causes the cells in the retina to degenerate and die, which could cause blindness. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ashya King's parents Brett and Naghmeh tell their story 
In this latest account by Brett and Naghmeh King, who are telling their story exclusively for the first time since their arrest, the parents explain how they were supported by other inmates in a Spanish jail. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Should U.S. worry after 1st Ebola diagnosis?
For the first time, a patient in an American hospital has been diagnosed with Ebola. The unidentified man, who is being treated at a Dallas hospital, didn't show symptoms until several days after he arrived in the United States from Liberia. Official... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - October 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Powerlifting pensioner beat cancer TWICE by lifting weights and eating raw food
THE world's oldest powerlifter claims she cured brain cancer and 14 bone cancer tumours by changing her diet and competing as a powerlifter (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Healthy' red wine ingredient may combat acne making existing treatments more effective
Californian scientists have discovered that resveratrol, the antioxidant derived from grapes and found in wine, can help kill bacteria that causes acne. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eight-year-old 'Jaws' has two rows of teeth
An eight-year-old boy - nicknamed 'Jaws' by his friends - has grown a second row of teeth after suffering from a condition known as 'paediatric shark teeth'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

At Work With Incontinence
Incontinence can unsettle your work day. Try these tips to get through long meetings and business lunches. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

6 Diet Changes to Help You Manage Urinary Incontinence
Adjust your diet, and your urinary incontinence may improve. Find out which foods and drinks to avoid. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Urinary Incontinence in Women: Tips to Help You Manage It
You don't have to just live with urinary incontinence; simple changes like these can help you take control. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ebola is in America: Dallas man is diagnosed with disease AFTER return from Africa in first case found on U.S. soil. Now in isolation but he MAY have infected others
A male patient, who recently traveled from Liberia in West Africa to Dallas, Texas, is said to be critically ill and has been kept in isolation at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital since Sunday. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cameron pledges tax cuts 'for 30m'
David Cameron says a future Conservative government would cut taxes for thirty million people as he delivers his party conference speech. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toll From Japanese Volcano Reaches 48 Dead
Mount Ontake, located about 125 miles west of Tokyo, unexpectedly belched toxic gas last week as scores of people hiked near the summit.» E-Mail This (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - October 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Scott Neuman Source Type: news

Hospital's errors left baby girl with severe brain damage, epilepsy and cerebral palsy
NHS bosses who run the Good Hope Hospital in Birmingham have admitted had Cassie Wiggins (left) been born hours earlier, it would be likely her severe brain damage could have been avoided. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Louisiana health community responds to Texas Ebola case
The country's first Ebola diagnosis. The patient is currently being treated at a Dallas area hospital. WDSU medical editor Dr. Corey Hebert said while there is no need to panic, there is something medical officials can do to keep us safe. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - October 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Portola Pharma drug reverses effect of anti-clotting drugs in study
(Reuters) - Portola Pharmaceuticals Inc said its drug met the main goal of reversing the effect of anti-coagulant drugs in a late-stage study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The link between fat and cancer
You likely know that being overweight increases your risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes. But did you know it also increases your risk for cancer? (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - October 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ebola patient at Dallas hospital was SENT HOME before virus was diagnosed
The unidentified patient was critically ill and has been in isolation at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital since Sunday, officials said. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smoking while pregnant or breastfeeding 'endangers boys' fertility by damaging their sperm'
Scientists at the University of Newcastle, in New South Wales, found smoking permanently damages the reproductive organs causing them to produce faulty sperm. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hope for cancer patients as scientists discover why radiotherapy doesn't always work
Research published in the journal Cancer Research, could significantly boost the power of radiotherapy, potentially saving countless lives. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Rivers Spends N1 Billion On HIV/Aids
[Daily Trust]Port Harcourt -Rivers State Commissioner for Health, Dr Sampson Parker, said in Port Harcourt yesterday that the government has spent about N1bn on drugs for HIV/AIDS patients. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 1, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

GVK Bio under scanner of European Drug Regulator
The review of medicines for which studies have been conducted by GVK Bio has been initiated at the request of the European Commission. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - October 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can 3D printed device change stigma of marijuana?
An Israeli start-up may have invented the device that will change people's perception of cannabis to "a medicine, not a substance" (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - October 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: cannabis legal israel perception news health stubstance marijuana medical device medicine inhale legalise Source Type: news

Link between fat & cancer
(Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Super bacteria breed in space
Super bacteria in space are being used to create food, recycle waste and design new vaccines. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news