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Surveillance, Household Investigations to Detect ChikungunyaSurveillance, Household Investigations to Detect Chikungunya
Household-based cluster investigations identified additional cases of this mosquito-borne virus that had not been previously reported. Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Nonamyloid PET Biomarkers and Alzheimer's DiseaseNonamyloid PET Biomarkers and Alzheimer's Disease
Learn how PET biomarkers for neurodegeneration, neuroinflammation, and neurotransmission may improve Alzheimer's disease management. Future Neurology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Pre-Op Assessment of Mitral Valve RegurgitationPre-Op Assessment of Mitral Valve Regurgitation
This review explains the concepts behind 3D echocardiography and its utility in the evaluation of patients undergoing mitral valve surgery. Cardiovascular Ultrasound (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

The Future of Primary Care: One Medical Student's ViewThe Future of Primary Care: One Medical Student's View
In this short essay, the author, a medical student, presents his vision of the ideal future primary care encounter. Journal of Participatory Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Spontaneous Spinal Subdural Hematoma of Intracranial OriginSpontaneous Spinal Subdural Hematoma of Intracranial Origin
This report examines a rare case of spontaneous spinal and intracranial subdural hematoma in a patient who initially presented with back pain. The Journal of Emergency Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Guidelines for the Management of Onychomycosis 2014Guidelines for the Management of Onychomycosis 2014
The guidelines presented in this article provide up-to-date, evidence-based recommendations for the diagnosis and management of fungal disease of the nails. The British Journal of Dermatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Use of MRI to Guide Electrophysiology ProceduresUse of MRI to Guide Electrophysiology Procedures
Get a comprehensive overview of the role of MRI in the management of the most common complex arrhythmias: atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia. Heart (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Safety of In Utero and Neonatal Antiretroviral ExposureSafety of In Utero and Neonatal Antiretroviral Exposure
Antiretroviral therapy has significantly reduced vertical transmission of HIV from mother to child; but what are the long-term effects of in utero and neonatal antiretroviral exposure? The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Personalized Medicine in Oncology: Ethical ImplicationsPersonalized Medicine in Oncology: Ethical Implications
How can resource allocation remain fair with personalized treatment of cancer? Personalized Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Antimicrobial Resistance: Initiatives to Reduce the ProblemAntimicrobial Resistance: Initiatives to Reduce the Problem
What can clinicians do to decrease antibiotic overuse? Will patient communication help? Therapeutic Advances in Drug Safety (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Predictors of the Stage of Liver Fibrosis in Chronic HBVPredictors of the Stage of Liver Fibrosis in Chronic HBV
How can clinicians most accurately predict the state of liver fibrosis in their patients with chronic hepatitis B? Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Strengthening Public Health Pesticide Management for MalariaStrengthening Public Health Pesticide Management for Malaria
This study examines three strategies for strengthening the management of public health pesticides. Malaria Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Cognitive Behavioral Group Therapy for DepressionCognitive Behavioral Group Therapy for Depression
Cognitive behavior therapy has been shown to be an effective treatment for depression. But is group CBT as effective as individualized therapy in a routine care setting? BMC Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Journal Article Source Type: news

Silver Survivors: 'Too Old' for Cancer Treatment?Silver Survivors: 'Too Old' for Cancer Treatment?
Is there a right time to throw in the towel for cancer treatment -- because of old age? Future Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Anti-HIV Nanoparticles and Drug Exposure in Plasma CellsAnti-HIV Nanoparticles and Drug Exposure in Plasma Cells
Drug nanoparticles have the potential to overcome lymphatic drug insufficiency in HIV treatment. AIDS (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Interactions Between Pitavastatin and ART in HIVInteractions Between Pitavastatin and ART in HIV
What are the potential drug interactions between EFV or DRV/r in combination with pitavastatin? JAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Revolutionary lens restores complete vision to ageing eyes
New implant improves vision for older people struggling with cataracts, astigmatism, or long and short-sightedness. (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - December 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: lenses short sighted. vision. restore long sighted catarcts Source Type: news

NHS to 'unlock secrets' using DNA
A new genetics project could help "unlock a series of secrets about devastating diseases" including cancer and rare genetic disorders, the NHS says. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pharmacy Deal Heralds Changed Landscape for Hepatitis Drugs
Express Scripts, the nation’s largest manager of prescriptions, has negotiated a “significant discount” for Viekira Pak, AbbVie’s new entrant into the notoriously expensive class of hepatitis C medications. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By ANDREW POLLACK Tags: Johnson & Johnson JNJ NYSE Gilead Sciences Inc GILD NASDAQ Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Sovaldi (Drug) Harvoni (Drug) AbbVie Inc ABBV NYSE Hepatitis Express Scripts Inc ESRX NASDAQ Source Type: news

Review of Selected NMEs 2014Review of Selected NMEs 2014
Read about new drug products for CTEPH, CLL, factor XIII-A deficiency, and Peyronie disease. U.S. Pharmacist (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacist Journal Article Source Type: news

Express Scripts to cover AbbVie hepatitis C drug, drops Gilead treatment
(Reuters) - The nation's largest pharmacy benefit manager has lined up a cheaper price from AbbVie Inc on its newly approved hepatitis C treatment and, in most cases, will no longer cover Gilead Sciences Inc treatments, Express Scripts said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

21-stone British man sacked after spending seven years off work wins landmark case after judge rules his obesity is a disability 
IT Manager John Walker, won a landmark discrimination case against his employers, after a judge at the High Court in London (pictured) ruled the effects of obesity can be classed as a disability. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lifestyle choices such as changing diet, taking up exercise and playing puzzles could prevent 80,000 dementia cases
A major research study, to be presented in Doha in February, suggests people make diet and exercise changes earlier in life to cut the risk of developing the brain disease as they grow old. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Varadkar denies waiting lists are ‘being hidden’ from public
Minister says HSE stopped publishing information because of accuracy concerns (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - December 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Routine genetic testing rolled out in cancer fight
Testing cancer patients' genetic code to understand the genetic mutations that cause the illness to become routine part of NHS care, it is hoped (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - December 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: test ovarian analysis prostate DNA breast cancer testing genetic genome bowel science Source Type: news

£300m bid to find new cancer cures by mapping our DNA: Unlocking genetic code could lead to faster and more accurate diagnosis 
Cancer treatment could be transformed by a landmark project to read the DNA of thousands of men, women and children. The value of genetic testing is demonstrated by Angelina Jolie’s experience. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother who still breastfeeds her three-year-old triplets says it gives them 'lovely quiet time with mummy'... and the kids are 'highly competitive' over waiting their turn
Davina Wright, 45, has been breastfeeding her triplets - Willow, Connor and Summer - since they were born in New Zealand and will continue as long as she is physically capable. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 21, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Labour accused of 'playing politics' over ambulance call out times
Andy Burnham causes 'surprise' with his 'synthentic anger' as it emerges Labour were made aware of the proposals to increase call out targets weeks ago (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - December 21, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

VIDEO: 'Ambulance targets may help patients'
Professor Keith Willett, head of acute care at NHS England, says changes to ambulance target times may result in giving individual patients ''a better response''. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 21, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Hugs can prevent the flu
Want to stay healthy this cold and flu season? Give a hug, according to a new study. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - December 21, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study shows children who eat more fast food have poorer scores
According to new research by scientists at Ohio State University, children who eat the most fast food are found to have poorer scores in tests - and it could be down to a lack of iron. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 21, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Serious youth violence and innovative prevention: on the emerging link between public health and criminology - Welsh BC, Braga AA, Sullivan CJ.
It was not so long ago that scholarly writings pointed to the vast chasm that existed between criminal justice and public health approaches to understanding and controlling interpersonal violence. Other scholarship of the day examined how criminal justice ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - December 21, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

What You Need to Know About Winter Solstice 2014
Winter solstice, falling this year on Sunday, Dec. 21, marks the first day of winter in the Northern Hemisphere. More precisely, winter officially begins at 6:03 p.m. ET — the moment when the Northern Hemisphere is pointed at its furthest distance from the sun. This means winter solstice boasts the longest night and the shortest day, and often colder temperatures, too. But the good news? If you’re not a fan of winter, from each day on after the solstice, the days will get longer and warmer until the calendar hits summer solstice, June 21, 2015. Summer solstice marks the first day of summer, the longest day of t...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - December 21, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Jack Linshi Tags: Uncategorized weather Source Type: news

Ebola response in rural Sierra Leone not yet rapid enough
KOIDU, Sierra Leone (Reuters) - The rapid response team has arrived and the chaos is easing, but medics in a remote Sierra Leonean district are struggling to control a local Ebola outbreak when it's too late to nip it in the bud. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 21, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news