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Man returns to school at 60 to study wife's cancer
Powel Crosley's wife died in 2009 of a rare form of ovarian cancer, so he's gone back to college to conduct research on a treatment for the disease (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

We're looking forward to telling our children that we were born the opposite sex: Transgender couple say they won't keep their past lives a secret from their sons
Bianca, 32, and Nick Bowser, 27, from Kentucky, both changed gender - but used their original sex organs in order to have children of their own. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drinking more than three cups of coffee a day DOUBLES your diabetes risk
Italian researchers found those who regularly drink coffee increases the risk of prediabetes - early stage type two diabetes, in those adults who metabolise caffeine slowly and suffer hypertension. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating More Fruit Cuts Heart Disease Risk: Study
Eating fruit every day lowers the risk of getting heart and stroke problems by up to 40%, researchers say. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CPS withdraws Ashya parents warrant
The parents of Ashya King are to face no further action and should now be reunited with their son, say prosecutors. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Building a Robot With Human Touch
Robots still lack a critical element that will keep them from eclipsing most human capabilities anytime soon: a well-developed sense of touch. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By JOHN MARKOFF Tags: Intelligence and Intelligence Tests (IQ) Artificial Intelligence Touch (Sense) Robots and Robotics Intuitive Surgical Inc ISRG NASDAQ Computers and the Internet Source Type: news

Man arrives at hospital for thumb surgery to be told he has CANCER
John Ward, 50, from Bispham, Lancashire was furious after being told that he had cancer during an appointment he thought was for minor surgery on his thumb. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cutting carbs, not fat, key to weight loss and heart health
Brooks HaysNEW ORLEANS, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- More and more research suggests low-carb diets reign over low-fat diets in terms of weight loss and heart health -- the latest is a Tulane University study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Low-carb diet beats low-fat one, study says
Researchers in Louisiana say that low-carb diets are better for both weight loss and heart health than low-fat diets. Plus, a new study shows that people can train their brains to prefer healthy foods. Danielle Nottingham reports on the day's top health news. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Student can frown, blink and cry again thanks to pioneering 'smile transplant' operation after her face was paralysed in car crash
Bethan Robertson-Smith, 29, who lives in St Andrews in Bristol received complex 'smile surgery' in 2011 following a serious car crash which left her with a paralysed face. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rosuvastatin Reduces Plaque Volume in STEMI PatientsRosuvastatin Reduces Plaque Volume in STEMI Patients
Rosuvastatin 40 mg reduced plaque burden in the non-infarct-related arteries of STEMI patients undergoing PCI. It did not, however, alter the phenotype of the lesion. Heartwire (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Bone cancer victim opts for leg amputation after doctors warn it's her only hope of survival
Sophie Walton, 21, from Upminster, was diagnosed with bone cancer in 2011. The disease spread to her lungs and was told by doctors her only chance was an amputation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Breakfast Really Your Most Important Meal?
Your mother might've told you that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Some recent reports, though, might make you think Mom’s take on breakfast is about as credible as other old wives’ tales. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Men with long ring fingers have bigger testicles, South Korean study claims
Researchers in South Korea say finger ratios on the right hand of males (shown) is an indicator of the size of their testicles. Men with larger testes were found to have longer ring than index fingers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Military Medicine: Smaller Military Hospitals Said to Put Patients at Risk
Many of the hospitals run by the armed forces are so small and the trickle of patients so thin that doctors and nurses say their ability to properly treat serious illnesses is compromised. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By SHARON LaFRANIERE and ANDREW W. LEHREN Tags: Womack Army Medical Center United States Defense and Military Forces Malpractice Afghanistan War (2001- ) Iraq War (2003-11) Health Insurance and Managed Care Veterans Hospitals Reed, Walter, National Military Medical Center Landrieu, Ma Source Type: news

VO2peak, Hypertrophy, and Blood Flow in Endurance TrainingVO2peak, Hypertrophy, and Blood Flow in Endurance Training
This study examines the issue in endurance-trained men. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Air Temperature and Cardiovascular Mortality in BavariaAir Temperature and Cardiovascular Mortality in Bavaria
Find out how heat waves and cold spells impact cardiovascular mortality. Heart (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Dental Therapy: Evolving in Minnesota's Safety NetDental Therapy: Evolving in Minnesota's Safety Net
Minnesota has implemented a dental therapy program for licensed dental hygienists, predominantly being employed by safety net clinics. What motivates these early adopters to hire dental therapists? American Journal of Public Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dental & Oral Health Journal Article Source Type: news

Cutaneous Intravascular Natural Killer-Cell LymphomaCutaneous Intravascular Natural Killer-Cell Lymphoma
This report documents a case of intravascular lymphoma, a rare and aggressive variant of extranodal non-Hodgkin lymphoma. American Journal of Clinical Pathology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Ethical Controversies in Potential Organ Donors in the EDEthical Controversies in Potential Organ Donors in the ED
Gain a better understanding of the role of the emergency physician in managing potential organ donor patients and the ethical issues involved. The Journal of Emergency Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

CTCs and Survival in Breast Cancer PatientsCTCs and Survival in Breast Cancer Patients
Find out how the SUCCESS trial provides strong evidence for the prognostic relevance of CTCs in early breast cancer before and after adjuvant chemotherapy. Journal of the National Cancer Institute (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Predictors of PTSD Symptoms Following ChildbirthPredictors of PTSD Symptoms Following Childbirth
Posttraumatic stress disorder following childbirth is increasingly being recognized. Can factors be determined to help predict its occurrence? BMC Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Journal Article Source Type: news

Ebola response 'lethally inadequate'
A global military intervention is needed to curb the largest ever Ebola outbreak, according to the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Halliburton to Pay $1.1 Billion Over Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
Halliburton has reached a $1.1 billion settlement deal with plaintiffs claiming damages resulting from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill of 2010, the Houston-based energy company announced on Tuesday. The company will pay $1.1 billion into a trust in three installments, which will be used to pay off damage claims from property holders and commercial fisheries along the gulf coast. The deal removes a measure of uncertainty that has lingered over the company’s legal reserves over the past four years. Halliburton has set aside a $1.3 billion litigation fund for costs related to the spill. While the settlement resolves cla...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dan Kedmey Tags: Uncategorized BP Companies deepwater horizon energy Environment gulf of mexico oil spill Source Type: news

Switching to ‘adult doctor’ sometimes hard for kids with chronic illness
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Chronically ill kids who “graduate” from their pediatrician to an “adult" doctor often feel dissatisfied with the transition, says a new study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Electric Toothbrushes: Are They for You?
Dental experts explain how the new technology in electric and sonic toothbrushes can help keep your teeth clean. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Patients Won't Fill Your PrescriptionsWhy Patients Won't Fill Your Prescriptions
Much effort by both clinicians and patients goes toward prescription of new medications. Why, then, do so many prescriptions go unfilled? Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Brazilian conjoined twin boys who share three legs, intestines, a bladder and genitals to be separated
Artur and Heitor Rocha from Bahia in Brazil were born joined at the pelvis and share three legs between them, intestines, a bladder, a liver and genitals, which will be divided during surgery. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin C, Tobacco, and PregnancyVitamin C, Tobacco, and Pregnancy
Smoking and pregnancy don't mix, but what about adding supplemental vitamin C? Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

Morning Break: Taint on ESC Prez, Prostate Ca Drug Fails
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff. (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - September 2, 2014 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news