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Six patients, six donors pay it forward in life-saving kidney transplant chain
A group of strangers helped make medical history at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. They formed a so-called "transplant chain," with 12 patients in a six-way kidney swap -- the largest ever on the West Coast. Carter Evans reports on how they met for the first time. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Azithromycin vs Doxycycline in Meibomian Gland DysfunctionAzithromycin vs Doxycycline in Meibomian Gland Dysfunction
In a new head-to-head comparison of the two antibiotics for meibomian gland dysfunction, azithromycin showed to be the overall better treatment choice. The British Journal of Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Journal Article Source Type: news

Demographic, Clinical, and Lab Parameters of Cystic FibrosisDemographic, Clinical, and Lab Parameters of Cystic Fibrosis
How have clinical outcomes in cystic fibrosis differed between the last two decades? BMC Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Outcomes and Reimbursement by Type of Radical ProstatectomyOutcomes and Reimbursement by Type of Radical Prostatectomy
How do the surgical approaches for radical prostatectomy compare in terms of patient outcomes and reimbursements? Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Primary Care Must Lead on Population HealthPrimary Care Must Lead on Population Health
What role can primary care play in achieving better value in healthcare? Postgraduate Medical Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Why Are We Not Screening for Anal Cancer RoutinelyWhy Are We Not Screening for Anal Cancer Routinely
Anal cancer is now the most common non-AIDS-defining malignancy in those living with HIV, but screening is rarely done. Why the reluctance? BMC Public Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

GLP-1 Receptor Agonists: Head-to-Head Clinical StudiesGLP-1 Receptor Agonists: Head-to-Head Clinical Studies
How do GLP-1 receptor agonists stack up against each other for A1c lowering and hypoglycemia risk? Therapeutic Advances in Endocrinology and Metabolism (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

A Path to Better Quality, Lower CostsA Path to Better Quality, Lower Costs
Hospitalists are in a unique position to reduce overuse and overtreatment and rein in costs while improving quality of care. The Hospitalist (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Predicting Sensitivity to Gemcitabine and Cisplatin in NCSLCPredicting Sensitivity to Gemcitabine and Cisplatin in NCSLC
Does the presence of polymorphisms in certain genes and alterations in their miRNA expression affect in vitro chemosensitivity to cisplatin and gemcitabine? Pharmacogenomics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Technical Skills Assessment ToolboxTechnical Skills Assessment Toolbox
This study provides an assessment toolbox for common surgical skills and procedures. Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Mobile CT: Prehospital Diagnosis and Treatment of StrokeMobile CT: Prehospital Diagnosis and Treatment of Stroke
Prehospital CT imaging can reduce delay in critical diagnosis and treatment of stroke. This brief review summarizes recent studies and provides an outlook on potential future developments. Current Opinion in Neurology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Bitter Taste Receptor T2r38 in URI and Chronic RhinosinusitisBitter Taste Receptor T2r38 in URI and Chronic Rhinosinusitis
Airway epithelial cells express T2R receptors, but their role in airway physiology and human disease has only recently begun to be identified. Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology Journal Article Source Type: news

Efficacy and Tolerability of Celecoxib in OsteoarthritisEfficacy and Tolerability of Celecoxib in Osteoarthritis
Is celecoxib an effective treatment option in osteoarthritis patients who previously failed naproxen and ibuprofen? International Journal of Clinical Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Patient-Centered, Culturally Sensitive Health CarePatient-Centered, Culturally Sensitive Health Care
Just what is meant by patient-centered, culturally sensitive health care? How does it differ from cultural competence, and what must be done to ensure it is practiced? American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Obama Unveils Plan to Tackle Antibiotic Resistance
The Obama administration is pledging to end the widespread practice of using antibiotics to promote the growth of animals that are raised for food in the U.S. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mid-life cardio exercise may fight cancer
A new study says fit, middle-aged men may be less likely to develop lung and colon cancer down the road, and if they do develop it, more are likely to survive. Dr. David Agus joins "CBS This Morning" from Los Angeles to discuss the findings. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Forget weight loss surgery - you can get the same results dieting and exercising for FOUR hours a day, leading expert claims
EXCLUSIVE: Morbidly obese people have time to watch 4 hours of TV a day, so they have time to carry out 4 hours of exercise, said Dr Robert Huizenga, of UCLA, and creator of the 'Biggest Loser' programme. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deadline day to claim compensation for dodgy breast implants: Thousands of women could be in line for payouts totalling £500m
Many British women do not realise they can still claim compensation for PIP implants, which have higher rupture rates, according to the Stanton Fisher Group, a firm of UK financial claims specialists. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Can Bonobos Teach Us About Play?
Primatologist Isabel Behncke explains how bonobos learn by constantly playing. She says play isn't frivolous; it appears to be a critical way to solve problems and avoid conflict.» E-Mail This (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - March 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NPR/TED Staff Source Type: news

How Can Playing A Game Make You More Empathetic?
Why is it so hard to feel empathy for strangers? Because we're stressed by them, says neuroscientist Jeff Mogil. His research suggests one way to reduce that stress: play Rock Band together.» E-Mail This (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - March 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NPR/TED Staff Source Type: news

Ever emailed the person sitting next to you? Your health may be at risk
TWO in five people have confessed to emailing the person next to them, research has revealed, amid fears office workers are becoming "stuck" to their desks. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Can Video Games Improve Our Real Lives?
When Jane McGonigal was bedridden after a concussion, she gave herself a prescription: play a game. She says games helped her get better; and for many of us, virtual games can improve our real lives.» E-Mail This (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - March 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NPR/TED Staff Source Type: news

Water: What we need, why we need it and how to get it
For two decades, we've been encouraged — some might say hounded — into making drinking water a habit. We carry it in plastic bottles, reusable canisters, on our backs to suck through elaborate tubing. We might even hire a doctor to have it injected into our veins. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - March 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What's less than tasty in L.A.'s water
Los Angeles: What's in your water? (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - March 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Water that comes with wallet extractions and IV injections
It's a marketer's dream: We want to drink more water, we love flavor, trend, innovation. And the products are there to fulfill. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - March 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fortis sells Singapore hospital for SGD 55 million
Fortis Healthcare today sold its Singapore hospital to Concord Medical Services (International) Pte Ltd for SGD 55 million (approx Rs 251 crore). (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - March 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Labour to cap private profits in NHS
A Labour government would cap the amount of profit private firms can make from the NHS, Ed Miliband says as he launches the party's election campaign. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Baby with swollen stomach the size of a FOOTBALL makes miraculous recovery - despite doctors warning he may not even be born alive 
Miles Skinner, nine months old, from Norwich, was born with a huge bulging belly due to chylous ascites, a rare condition which stops the body breaking down fats, storing it as liquid instead. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Feds Move to Stop Opioid- and Heroin-Related Overdose, DeathFeds Move to Stop Opioid- and Heroin-Related Overdose, Death
A targeted initiative aimed at reducing prescription opioid- and heroin-related overdose, dependence, and death has been announced by the US Health and Human Services Secretary. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Sierra Leone in Ebola lockdown
The authorities in Sierra Leone are enforcing a three-day national lockdown to curb the spread of Ebola, except for short windows to pray. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cross your fingers and swear: weird ways to end pain
There's no need for painkillers thanks to some of these unexpected ways to alleviate pain (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - March 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: scientifc study relief painkiller alternative hurt management science Source Type: news