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Egg yolks help couple conceive after six years of failed IVF
A COUPLE who spent £20,000 on failed fertility treatments have finally had a baby son thanks to a unusual diet of egg yolks and soya oil (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 30, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PM vows seven-day GP access by 2020
David Cameron announces plans to ensure seven-day GP access is rolled out across England by 2020. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 30, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. troops race to stem Ebola outbreak in Africa
Ground broken on new hospital, mobile Ebola labs set to open in Liberia as American military effort gets rolling (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 30, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spinal-Cord Stimulation 'Last Resort' for Diabetic Nerve PainSpinal-Cord Stimulation 'Last Resort' for Diabetic Nerve Pain
Implanted neurostimulation system produced pain relief in 59% of patients with severe refractory lower-limb pain, but the modality carries risk. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 30, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Woman's left paralysed on operating table after doctors didn't give her anaesthetic
Diane Parr, 50, from Cornwall, says she was desperately using every fibre in her body to attract the surgeon's attention as he asked for the scalpel. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 30, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reclusive Charlotte Hawkins covered in tumours learns to live with appearance
When Charlotte Hawkins, 64, from Georgia, was 15 she first noticed a lumpy patch of skin at the bottom of her back. Today, she lives with America's worst case of the incurable Type 1 neurofibromatosis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 30, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning: A Case SeriesParalytic Shellfish Poisoning: A Case Series
Learn more about paralytic shellfish poisoning and how to recognize this illness in patients presenting to the ED. Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 30, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Survival Outcomes After Contralateral Prophylactic MastectomySurvival Outcomes After Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy
Contralateral prophylactic mastectomy rates have substantially increased in recent years, but are they having a positive impact on survival? Journal of the National Cancer Institute (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 30, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Immunohistochemical Stains in Pulmonary Neuroendocrine TumorsImmunohistochemical Stains in Pulmonary Neuroendocrine Tumors
This study investigated the immunohistochemical staining pattern of pulmonary neuroendocrine tumors, which may help differentiate them from NSCLCs. American Journal of Clinical Pathology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 30, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

MERS Coronavirus Among Dromedary Camels, AfricaMERS Coronavirus Among Dromedary Camels, Africa
Evidence for the circulation of MERS among dromedary camels in Africa may indicate that the disease is currently underdiagnosed in humans outside the Arabian Peninsula. Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 30, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Night Shifts in Emergency MedicineNight Shifts in Emergency Medicine
How does night shift work impact emergency physicians' job satisfaction and quality of life? The Journal of Emergency Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 30, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

U.N. Ebola mission head wants significant progress in 60 days
ACCRA (Reuters) - The U.N. Mission for Ebola wants to achieve significant progress in combating the deadly disease within 60 days, including ensuring that 70 percent of cases receive treatment, its new head Tony Banbury said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 30, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Fish Oil Supplements Have Little Effect on Irregular Heartbeat: Study
Atrial fibrillation increases the risk for stroke, researchers note (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 30, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ebola Outbreak in Nigeria Appears to Be Over
Every known Ebola patient in the country has now died or recovered, and the cure rate was unusually high for an African outbreak. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 30, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Ebola Virus Gates, Bill and Melinda, Foundation Nigeria Source Type: news

North Shore-LIJ to market ICD-10 coding
North Shore-LIJ Health System has launched HealthForce, a new business unit that will offer coding services to other healthcare organizations nationwide. [See also: ICD-10 delay has hurt readiness] The 6,000-bed, 9,400-physician, 48,000-employee health system is one of the largest in the U.S. It aims to bring its clinical and financial expertise to other, smaller providers – especially with regard to ICD-10, whose compliance deadline is one year from tomorrow. read more (Source: Healthcare IT News)
Source: Healthcare IT News - September 30, 2014 Category: Information Technology Authors: Mike Miliard Tags: Online Only Industry News Hospitals & IDNs Physician Practices Ambulatory Care Vendors Financial/Revenue Cycle Management ICD-10 Policy and Legislation Source Type: news

Optum to acquire MedSynergies
Optum, the health IT division of UnitedHealth, will acquire MedSynergies -- which makes practice management, revenue cycle, physician referral management and other ambulatory-focused technology, for an undisclosed sum. [See also: Optum Labs signs 7 new participants] read more (Source: Healthcare IT News)
Source: Healthcare IT News - September 30, 2014 Category: Information Technology Authors: Mike Miliard Tags: Online Only Industry News Physician Practices & Ambulatory Care Claims Processing Payers Vendors Financial/Revenue Cycle Management Source Type: news

Morning Break: Pharma $$ to Docs Database Opens
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff. (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - September 30, 2014 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Digital Medical Records Become Common, but Sharing Remains Challenging
Doctors and hospital executives are expressing frustration that high expense and technical difficulties inhibit a major goal of the Affordable Care Act — disseminating medical information electronically. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 30, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By JULIE CRESWELL Tags: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Electronic Health Records Judith R. Faulkner Epic Systems Source Type: news

New cancer therapy comes of age, cost a 'toxic' side effect
MADRID (Reuters) - A raft of new cancer drugs promise better, longer-lasting treatments with fewer adverse side effects -- but their high cost is a growing concern. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 30, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Ebola poses threat to Ivory Coast cocoa output, exporters say
ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Cocoa exporters in the Ivory Coast are fuelling market fears of potential supply shortages that have driven prices to 3-1/2 year highs, warning output could drop dramatically if the Ebola virus spills into the world's top grower. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 30, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Corneal Microscopy Detects Diabetic Autonomic Neuropathy Corneal Microscopy Detects Diabetic Autonomic Neuropathy
A study shows close correlation of corneal-nerve parameters with standard measures of diabetic autonomic neuropathy, yielding good sensitivity and specificity for making the diagnosis. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 30, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Talking to Teens About a Parent's DeathTalking to Teens About a Parent's Death
A study investigates the styles of disclosure used to inform adolescents about the imminent death of a parent. Medscape Nurses (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 30, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Viewpoint Source Type: news

Has Healthcare Reform Lowered Medicare Expenditures?Has Healthcare Reform Lowered Medicare Expenditures?
Federal health spending is projected to decline in coming years. Does this mean that healthcare reform has lived up to its promise? Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 30, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

California bill a boost for health IT
As health information managers gathered in San Diego this week for the American Health Information Management Society's annual convention, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill that could result in more workers to fulfill the increasing demand for health IT and data analytics professionals. read more (Source: Healthcare IT News)
Source: Healthcare IT News - September 30, 2014 Category: Information Technology Authors: Bernie Monegain Tags: Online Only Policy and Legislation Workforce Management Source Type: news

Gambia: SMC Launched in CRR
[The Point]The National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) in partnership with the regional health team and communities at weekend launched the Seasonal Malaria Chemotherapy (SMC) campaign at Bantanto village in the Central River Region South. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 30, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

TNF Inhibitors and Breast Cancer RecurrenceTNF Inhibitors and Breast Cancer Recurrence
Dr Jonathan Kay discusses a recent article looking at breast cancer recurrence risk in patients treated with anti-TNF agents for rheumatoid arthritis. Medscape Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 30, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Commentary Source Type: news

What’s That Thing on Saturn’s Biggest Moon?
It’s not the first time a formation has appeared, seemingly out of nowhere, on a world beyond Earth. Usually, it’s Mars: this year alone the Mars Reconnaissance Observer spotted a brand-new crater that wasn’t there last time NASA looked, while the Opportunity Rover discovered the amazing Ghost Rock that also didn’t exist—and then it did. MoreThe People Have Voted: Pluto is a Planet!The MAVEN Spacecraft Has Begun Orbiting Mars on a Yearlong QuestMichael Phelps Busted on DUI Charge NBC NewsWhy Was Murdered Arkansas Real Estate Agent Targeted? NBC NewsLIVE: Secret Service Director Grilled on Whit...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 30, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michael Lemonick Tags: Uncategorized cassini earth ethane methane NASA saturn Seas space Titan Source Type: news

Latest EASD Studies on Gastro-enteropancreatic HormonesLatest EASD Studies on Gastro-enteropancreatic Hormones
Gastro-enteropancreatic hormones and their clinical counterparts, medications based on GLP-1, are an active field of research. Michael Nauck, MD, summarizes the latest EASD studies on this topic. Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 30, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Commentary Source Type: news

Paralysis in Children With Enterovirus D68Paralysis in Children With Enterovirus D68
Some children hospitalized with breathing problems caused by enterovirus D68 in Colorado and Kansas City have also developed unexplained paralysis in their arms and legs, officials say. WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 30, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Antibiotics linked to childhood obesity, study finds
Resaerchers found that children under 2 who took antibiotics were more likely to be overweight by age 4. Plus, neurologists warn the risk of developing opioid addiction outweighs the therapeutic benefits of taking the drugs. Eboni Williams reports on the day's top health news. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 30, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fish Oil and Atrial Fibrillation
Source: HealthDay - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Atrial Fibrillation, Dietary Fats, Dietary Supplements (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 30, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Slimline Tories: how my 5:2 diet has changed the face of politics
The latest Tory plans to slim the deficit were delivered by the newly-svelte George Osborne - so has the 5:2 diet sculpted his political ambitions? Its creator gives her verdict (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - September 30, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: george osborne alternate fasting mimi spencer 5:2 fast beach diet tory party conference Source Type: news

New Lotus TAVR Data Positive in Europe as US Trial LaunchesNew Lotus TAVR Data Positive in Europe as US Trial Launches
Both TCT 2014 and PCR London Valves meetings offered updates on the so-called "second-generation" retrievable, repositionable device. The new data come as the randomized study kicks off in the US. Heartwire (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 30, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news