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3D-printed vertebra used in spine surgery
12-year-old boy with bone cancer is the first to receive a 3D-printed vertebra in spinal surgery (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 23, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Irish man did NOT die from deadly Ebola virus, health chiefs confirm
AN Irish engineer who was feared to have contracted Ebola did NOT die from the deadly virus, health chiefs have confirmed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 23, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Will there be another abortion referendum?
Coalition has no appetite for new abortion battle (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - August 23, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oregon sues Oracle over troubled health insurance website
Oregon has filed a long-expected lawsuit against Oracle over its role developing the state's troubled health insurance exchange website. (Source: Computerworld Health Care News)
Source: Computerworld Health Care News - August 22, 2014 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

How Lou Ferrigno stays Hulk-ripped at 62
Bodybuilder-actor Lou Ferrigno has remained true to form. It's been decades since he was a two-time Mr. Universe and starred as an enraged green behemoth in the “Incredible Hulk” TV series and movies, but you wouldn't know it by the 62-year-old's still-spectacular proportions. He'll... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - August 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. to Propose Birth Control ExceptionU.S. to Propose Birth Control Exception
The Obama administration will ensure access to birth control coverage for employees of closely-held companies that object to contraception on religious grounds. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Tension Releasing Exercises shake loose 'therapeutic tremors'
I've been running for 30 years and lucky enough to avoid an iliotibial band injury until this year. But my luck ran out a few weeks back, and the physical therapist has banned many kinds of workouts for a while. That seemed the perfect time to try something called TRE, or Tension Releasing... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - August 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Centralized Acute Stroke Care Appears to Curb MortalityCentralized Acute Stroke Care Appears to Curb Mortality
Centralization of acute stroke services in London has brought down mortality rates and shortened hospital stays, researchers say. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

FDA Approves New DVT Blood Clot Treatment
The FDA has approved the use of the anti-clotting drug apixaban (Eliquis) to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE.) (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA OKs New Triple-Combination Pill (Triumeq) for HIV FDA OKs New Triple-Combination Pill (Triumeq) for HIV
Triumeq is the first once-daily fixed-dose triple-combination pill to include dolutegravir. Its components were found superior to currently used single-pill therapy in a previous phase 3 trial. FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Dieting With Diabetes: 10 Dos and Don'ts to Lose Weight
Losing extra weight can help you manage your diabetes -- and some weight loss moves are more helpful than others. WebMD discusses what to do, and what not to do. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ebola scare shuts down police cells for 8 hours
Police in Exeter city centre sent new arrests elsewhere after a woman from Ebola-stricken Guinea fell ill with a mild fever (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - August 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: immigration Devon and Cornwall Police Ebola Guinea Exeter police Ebola in Britain Source Type: news

WHO warns of 'shadow zones' and unreported Ebola cases
GENEVA/MONROVIA (Reuters) - Families hiding infected loved ones and the existence of "shadow zones" where medics cannot go mean the West African Ebola epidemic is even bigger than thought, the World Health Organization said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Police search for California man with drug-resistant TB
Brooks HaysSANTA BARBARA, Calif., Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Police in Southern California are searching for a man with a contagious, drug-resistant form of tuberculosis. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Live Well: Botox could help halt stomach cancer and city children more likely to suffer food allergies
Live Well: Every week, The Telegraph rounds up the best of this week's scientific studies and developments which will help you live a happier, healthier, longer life (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - August 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthy living healthy lifestyle botox health news stomach cancer live well Source Type: news

Internet Brownout Exposes Risk of Cloud-Based EHRsInternet Brownout Exposes Risk of Cloud-Based EHRs
Many physicians using a highly rated EHR program could not log in because of traffic jams on the information superhighway. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Oral Ponesimod Relieves Chronic Plaque PsoriasisOral Ponesimod Relieves Chronic Plaque Psoriasis
Ponesimod, an oral selective modulator of the sphingosine 1-phosphate receptor, yielded significant clinical benefit in a phase 2 trial of patients with moderate to severe chronic plaque psoriasis. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

U.S. hospitals overdo Ebola plans, posing new risks: researchers
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fear of Ebola is causing U.S. hospitals to take precautions that, paradoxically, might backfire, increasing the risk to those caring for a patient with the deadly disease, researchers warned this week. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Give children smaller plates to help them lose weight
Duncan Selbie, the head of Public Health England, says it is a national 'tragedy' that a third of 11-year-olds are overweight (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - August 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Duncan Selbie childhood obesity Public Health England Source Type: news

Ebola: A Medical Drama Unfolds
This is the story of how the epidemic started and the dramatic rescue effort that brought two infected Americans home. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Serum Calcium Predicts Type 2 Diabetes DevelopmentSerum Calcium Predicts Type 2 Diabetes Development
In a prospective study, researchers found type 2 diabetes risk correlated with albumin-adjusted serum calcium, even after adjustment for fasting glucose. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Climate Change Could Happen Slower for the Next Decade, Study Says
Temperatures have risen more slowly in the past decade than in the previous 50 years and will continue to rise at a somewhat slower rate in the next decade, according to a new study, even as climate change continues to raise temperatures to unprecedented levels worldwide. The study, published in the journal Science, explained the temporary slowdown in rising temperatures as a potential consequence of the end of a 30-year current cycle in the Atlantic Ocean that pushes heat into the ocean. “In the 21st century, surface warming slowed as more heat moved into deeper oceans,” the study says. Despite this brief resp...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - August 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Justin Worland Tags: Uncategorized climate change Environment global warming Oceans Research Science study temperature Source Type: news

U.S. moves to ensure birth control access at religious companies
(Reuters) - The Obama administration will ensure access to birth control coverage for employees of closely held companies that object on religious grounds to contraception, one of the health benefits mandated by the Affordable Care Act. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Mammography false alarms linked with later tumor risk
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Women whose screening mammograms produce false alarms have a heightened risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer years later, but the reason remains mysterious, researchers say. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Cholera outbreak in Ghana kills at least 67 since June: health authorities
ACCRA (Reuters) - Cholera has killed at least 67 people in Ghana since June and infected more than 5,000 others in an outbreak that highlights the health and sanitation challenges facing one of Africa's fastest-growing economies. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

In Search Of Alien Life? Seek Out The Smog
One of the worst byproducts of our industrial society is air pollution. It's a global problem that humans have yet to get under control. One scientist thinks we might not be alone, though. Alien civilizations may be polluting their worlds, and that pollution might be one way to detect them.» E-Mail This (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - August 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Geoff Brumfiel Source Type: news

Healthy choices
Telegraph View: How do we reduce waistlines in a country where we do not like telling individuals what to do? (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - August 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news