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Dead man walking: ‘Living with cystic fibrosis - I wasn’t expected to make it past 17’
TIM WOTTON is active, fit, happily married and a proud father - yet it's a miracle that he has reached the age of 43. Here he talks to Express.co.uk about life with the genetic disease cystic fibrosis. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 23, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lacking Trust in One's Doctor Affects Health of Emotionally Vulnerable Cancer Patients
07/22/2014, General Hospital Psychiatry - The physical and mental well-being of people with cancer may be affected by how they feel about their relationship with their physician and by differences in attachment styles, finds a new study from General Hospital Psychiatry. (Source: Health Behavior News Service)
Source: Health Behavior News Service - July 23, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

​Blood test may yield clues to Lou Gehrig's disease
New research could help with more accurate prognosis and future drug development (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 23, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

World Briefing: China: Plague Isolates Parts of City
China has sealed off parts of its northwestern city of Yumen after a resident died of bubonic plague last week, the state news media reported on Tuesday. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 23, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By REUTERS Tags: Gansu Province (China) Deaths (Fatalities) Bubonic Plague Source Type: news

World Briefing: U.N. Warns of Polio Risk in War Zones
The United Nations expressed concern about the possible spread of polio in the war-ravaged countries of Syria and Iraq and beyond on Tuesday. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 23, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By RICK GLADSTONE Tags: Poliomyelitis United Nations Syria Iraq Vaccination and Immunization World Health Organization Source Type: news

Obama government looks to satisfy religious groups on Obamacare
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration is developing a method for religious organizations opposed to contraception coverage under the Affordable Care Act to opt out of providing the coverage in their health plans without filling out a form. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 23, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Entecavir Does Not Eliminate HCC Risk in Hepatitis B PatientsEntecavir Does Not Eliminate HCC Risk in Hepatitis B Patients
Patients taking entecavir for chronic hepatitis B are still at risk for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), a recent study suggests. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - July 23, 2014 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Half of Texas Abortion Clinics Close Due to State LawHalf of Texas Abortion Clinics Close Due to State Law
In just over the past year, the number of abortion clinics in Texas fell from 41 to 20, and watchdogs say that as few as six may be left by September. Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 23, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Common hysterectomy procedure may spread uterine cancer
A new study is raising questions about a common hysterectomy procedure, power morcellation, that may spread cancer that has not yet been detected. A 41-year-old mother is now battling Stage 4 cancer after her gynecologic surgery spread cancer through her abdomen. Dr. Mallika Marshall reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 23, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity During Pregnancy Linked to Raised Asthma Risk in Kids
Threat of respiratory disease may be up to 30 percent higher, study suggests (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 23, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. Military Is Scrutinized Over Trash Burning in Afghanistan
The United States military spent millions on garbage incinerators in Afghanistan, but they went unused in favor of open burn pits, a report from a watchdog agency said. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 23, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By DAVE PHILIPPS Tags: Hazardous and Toxic Substances United States Central Command United States Defense and Military Forces Military Bases and Installations Waste Materials and Disposal Afghanistan Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction Source Type: news

New Questions on Health Law as Rulings on Subsidies Differ
One federal appeals court panel ruled that the federal government could not subsidize coverage bought by people on the federal insurance exchange. Another said the opposite. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 23, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By ROBERT PEAR Tags: Suits and Litigation (Civil) Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Source Type: news

Alex Torres Stands Alone Wearing Safer Isoblox Hat
Major league pitchers, with one exception, have avoided wearing a new safety cap made with impact-diffusing materials that offer more protection from a ball batted in their direction. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 23, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By BILLY WITZ Tags: Protective Clothing Alex Torres Wright, David Baseball Sporting Goods and Equipment Isoblox Major League Baseball Bruce Foster, Concussions Source Type: news

Obamacare Hit by Ruling, but Subsidies to Continue
A federal appeals court delivered a potentially serious setback to President Barack Obama's health care law Tuesday, imperiling billions of dollars in subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who bought policies. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - July 23, 2014 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Apple's iWatch Disclosed in Patent Documents
(Source: MDDI)
Source: MDDI - July 23, 2014 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Chris Wiltz Tags: Business Design Electronics News Software Technology Mobile Health Source Type: news

AARP Bulletin Survey on the Transition to Digital TV: Executive Summary
The AARP Bulletin commissioned a nationwide survey in September 2008 to find out whether adults ages 18+ are aware of the February 2009 transition from analog to digital broadcast television signals. The survey findings indicate that virtually all adults with TVs are aware of the upcoming transition, suggesting that public outreach efforts to inform TV owners of the impending change have been largely successful. (8 pages) (Source: AARP.org Policy and Research)
Source: AARP.org Policy and Research - July 23, 2014 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Oklahoma Legislative Issues Survey: Telecommunications
AARP MEMBER OPINION RESEARCH: The experience of 1,013 Oklahoma AARP members with local telephone service providers, and their support for stricter regulation and oversight of such utilities in the state, and for stronger consumer protections and disclosures for cellular phone users are examined in this 2004 mail survey. (28 pages) (Source: AARP.org Policy and Research)
Source: AARP.org Policy and Research - July 23, 2014 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Officials Focus on E-Cigarette Ads Aimed at Youths
State attorneys general are being urged to consider legal action against some e-cigarette companies that appear to be trying to lure youths with old advertising tactics that drew others to smoke, officials say. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - July 23, 2014 Category: American Health Authors: By ERIC LIPTON Tags: Sean Riley Food and Drug Administration Advertising and Marketing Blu Smoking and Tobacco Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Matthew L. Myer Consumer Protection NJOY Attorneys General E-Cigarettes Source Type: news

Officials Focus on E-Cigarette Ads Aimed at Youths
State attorneys general are being urged to consider legal action against companies that appear to be trying to lure young people with old advertising tactics that drew others to smoke, officials said. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 23, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By ERIC LIPTON Tags: Sean Riley Food and Drug Administration Advertising and Marketing Blu Smoking and Tobacco Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Matthew L. Myer Consumer Protection NJOY Attorneys General E-Cigarettes Source Type: news

FDA Issues Informed Consent Guidance
WASHINGTON (MedPage Today) -- The FDA recently issued an updated guidance document on obtaining informed consent for clinical trials, but little has changed from an earlier version, according to one expert. (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - July 23, 2014 Category: American Health Source Type: news

HIV Cleared in 2 Patients via Cancer Treatment
Patients' virus levels became undetectable after a bone-marrow therapy with stem cells -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American Topic - Stem Cell Research)
Source: Scientific American Topic - Stem Cell Research - July 23, 2014 Category: Stem Cells Tags: Health Infectious Diseases Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Vinton G. Cerf: "The Value of Investment by the U.S. Government Cannot Be Overstated"
Written testimony for the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation hearing "The Federal Research Portfolio: Capitalizing on Investments in R&D" held on July 17, 2014 -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American Topic - Nanotechnology)
Source: Scientific American Topic - Nanotechnology - July 23, 2014 Category: Nanotechnology Tags: More Science Science Education Society & Policy Energy Sustainability Health Space Technology Source Type: news

Science News » Schizophrenia’s Genetic “Skyline” Rising
The largest genomic dragnet of any psychiatric disorder to date has unmasked 108 chromosomal sites harboring inherited variations in the genetic code linked to schizophrenia, 83 of which had not been previously reported. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - July 23, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jules Asher Source Type: news

Science News » Common Gene Variants Account for Most Genetic Risk for Autism
Most of the genetic risk for autism comes from versions of genes that are common in the population rather than from rare variants or spontaneous glitches. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - July 23, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jules Asher Source Type: news

Common hysterectomy procedure may spread cancer
New research confirms the risks from a minimally invasive surgical procedure called morcellation (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. court rulings create new uncertainty over Obamacare
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. judicial panels on Tuesday injected new uncertainty into the future of President Barack Obama's healthcare law, with conflicting rulings over whether the federal government can subsidize health insurance for millions of Americans. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

VIDEO: Heroin antidote offers cities hope
The heroin 'antidote' that can save overdosing addicts' lives (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Puma says cancer drug meets trial goal, shares soar
(Reuters) - Puma Biotechnology Inc said its experimental breast cancer drug met its main goal in a late-stage trial. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

South Africa’s hospital company Life Healthcare to invest up to Rs 794 crore in Max Health
LHC will pay Rs 67.50 per share in an all-cash transaction that values Max Healthcare at Rs3,650 crore, said Khosla, MD, Max India. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High-fat diet may affect sense of smell
A high-fat diet may have unexpected health consequences, a study on mice suggests (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Economic Scene: A Dearth in Innovation for Key Drugs
While researchers pursue high-cost remedies for rare ailments, development of broadly useful drugs like antibiotics is lagging. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By EDUARDO PORTER Tags: Pfizer Inc PFE NYSE Food and Drug Administration Eli Lilly and Company LLY NYSE Research Antibiotics Medicine and Health Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Express Scripts Inc ESRX NASDAQ Source Type: news