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Nigeria: How to Defeat Malaria, By Who
[Guardian] AS the World marks World Malaria Day today, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP) have given a blueprint on how to curb the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Maryland Shock Trauma postpones gala as Freddie Gray protesters take to streets
The R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center Gala — one of the city's largest fundraisers — won't go on Saturday night because of the protests surrounding the death of Freddie Gray in police custody. The University of Maryland Medical System Foundation said on its website Saturday afternoon that the gala would be postponed because many of its participants, such as police, emergency medical personnel and first responders might be needed throughout the day. The event takes place at the Baltimore Convention… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines - April 26, 2015 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Joanna Sullivan Source Type: news

7 great achievements in child health research celebrated at Pediatric Academic Societies
(American Academy of Pediatrics) Pediatric research discoveries over the past 40 years haveled to prevention and treatment strategies that have saved millions of lives worldwide. Seven of the greatest research achievements will be presented on Sunday, April 26 at the Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting at the San Diego Convention Center. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 26, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Eat for Your Heart's Content
Have you been told by someone to "Eat to your heart's content?" Usually this phrase is used when you are a guest in someone's home and they want you to enjoy the food they've prepared. Or you could be at a restaurant or resort and the owners also want you to enjoy what they offer. Most often, when this phrase is used it's about eating an abundance of food with various ingredients and no consideration about the quantity you eat. While this may be acceptable and fun for an isolated situation, for the majority of the time change the phrase to eat for your heart's content. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Say Goodbye to the Itty Bitty Shitty Committee
A few weeks ago I was presenting with a friend and colleague to Bermuda's Business and Professional Women's Association. As well as being a pink sandy gem, our island is a hub of professional activity including thriving financial and insurance markets. While cocktails on the beach are always a possibility, the women that work here rarely put their feet up at 5 p.m. Many hold senior positions with intense travel schedules and exhausting hours. Plenty are juggling second jobs and hectic family lives. Our topic was "Is having it all hurting your health?" Of course ultimately, "having it all" means different things to differe...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Get Off the Scale!
It's seems that once again, the public conversation about health has been degraded to weight and appearance. As usual, celebrity women have become the prime targets of jabbing and sometimes devastating comments. This collective social behavior always trickles into the day-to-day lives and consciousness of so many women, fueling insecurity, self-doubt, and a question of worth. This cycle of emotional and social bullying can have lasting repercussions. As a man in love with an amazing woman and a dad to an incredible daughter, I have a message... Ladies, most of you have no idea how beautiful you are. Don't let mean w...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Space: It Is NOT the Final Frontier
In 1966, American television was taken by storm with a different kind of series -- enter "Star Trek." It explored "brave new worlds" beyond what we knew on Earth, and dared to take curious young minds on an intergalactic mission to seek out new life and new civilizations. It "boldly went where no man had gone before" by leaving an indelible mark on pop culture with multitudes across the globe, including myself, proudly proclaiming their status as devoted Trekkies. "Star Trek" came at a time where burgeoning technologic advances were well underway in our society, and the advanced "out of this world" gadgetry utilized by Ca...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Maryland Shock Trauma postpones gala as Freddie Gray protesters take to streets
The R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center Gala — one of the city's largest fundraisers — won't go on Saturday night because of the protests surrounding the death of Freddie Gray in police custody. The University of Maryland Medical System Foundation said on its website Saturday afternoon that the gala would be postponed because many of its participants, such as police, emergency medical personnel and first responders might be needed throughout the day. The event takes place at the Baltimore Convention… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 26, 2015 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Joanna Sullivan Source Type: news

Ask JJ: Can Sugary Drinks Lower Stress?
In this study, 19 females drank either a sugar-sweetened or aspartame-sweetened drink with three meals over 12 days. Before and after the study, participants took a math test and then underwent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) screenings to evaluate their stress response. Turns out the women who drank sugar-sweetened drinks had lower post-test levels of the stress hormone cortisol compared with aspartame drinkers. You've heard of comfort eating to assuage stress, but this is the first study I've uncovered that suggested comfort drinking (non-alcoholic, that is!) could lower stress levels. The Downside of Sugary Drinks...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Why You Should Make a Pilgrimage to India
By Yoga Journal In this series of posts, YJ contributors share their experiences of yoga in its birthplace. If you've considered traveling to India to practice, to find your teacher, or to find yourself, learn more here weekly about what you can—and can't—expect. A pilgrimage to India promises an adventure like no other. India is a beautiful, colorful, loud, sacred, magnificent, and dirty country. India is yoga incarnate, it is the unification of opposing forces in every way. The amount of grit is equal to the amount of grace and the poverty of pocket is no match for the abundance of spirit. India is often ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

London Marathon 2016 ballot opens on Monday 4 May
If you would like to run the Virgin Money London Marathon on 24 April 2016 to support people affected by multiple sclerosis, don't forget to enter the public ballot for a place when it opens on Monday 4 May. You can also contact the MS Trust if you'd like to apply for a Gold Bond charity place. (Source: Multiple Sclerosis Trust)
Source: Multiple Sclerosis Trust - April 25, 2015 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Agricultural occupational health and safety perspectives among Latino-American youth - Perla ME, Iman E, Campos L, Perkins A, Liebman AK, Miller ME, Beaudet NJ, Karr CJ.
Agricultural work is one of the most dangerous jobs for adolescents. Through a university-community partnership, the authors surveyed young primarily acculturated Latino-American farmworkers 14 to 18 years of age regarding their agricultural work experienc... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - April 25, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Prevalence of injuries associated with the "russ" celebration in Norway - Austdal LE, Strand MC, Vindenes V, Bogstrand ST.
BACKGROUND Every year the Norwegian Institute of Public Health receives a number of enquiries from the media regarding the extent to which alcohol intake by upper secondary school leavers celebrating in their final spring term (the traditional Norwegian "r... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - April 25, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Social clustering in high school transport choices - Long J, Harre N, Atkinson QD.
Active transport offers opportunities to reduce the environmental impacts of car travel and improve health. During adolescence, friends and parents may influence transport mode to school. Using a social network survey of 934 high school students we investi... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - April 25, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Sociodemographic factors, population density, and bicycling for transportation in the U.S. - Nehme EK, Perez A, Ranjit N, Amick BC, Kohl HW.
This study examined associations between sociodemographic factors, population density a... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - April 25, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Patterns in health-related behaviours and fall injuries among older people: a population-based study in Stockholm County, Sweden - Helgadóttir B, Moller J, Laflamme L.
AIM: we identified clusters of older people with similar health-related behaviours and assessed the association between those clusters and the risk of injurious fall. METHODS: we linked self-reported and register-based data on the over-65s from the... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - April 25, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Legal consequences for alcohol-impaired drivers injured in motor vehicle collisions: a systematic review - Green RS, Kureshi N, Erdogan M.
BACKGROUND: The treatment of alcohol-impaired drivers injured in a motor vehicle collision (MVC) is a complex public health issue. We conducted a systematic review to describe the legal consequences for alcohol-impaired drivers injured in a MVC and taken t... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - April 25, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Mental health implications of concussion and brain injury - Flaskerud JH.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - April 25, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Unequal burdens of loss: examining the frequency and timing of homicide deaths experienced by young Black men across the life course - Smith JR.
OBJECTIVES: I examined the frequency and developmental timing of traumatic loss resulting from the health disparity of homicide among young Black men in Baltimore, Maryland. METHODS: Using a modified grounded theory approach, I conducted in-depth s... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - April 25, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Predicting traffic volumes and estimating the effects of shocks in massive transportation systems - Silva R, Kang SM, Airoldi EM.
In this study, we us... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - April 25, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Egress, Escape, Evacuation, Crowds Source Type: news

Epidemiology of animal-related injuries in a high-income developing country - Eid HO, Hefny AF, Abu-Zidan FM.
The objective of this study was to investigate the incidence, mechanisms, types, anatomical distribution, and outcome of animal related-injuries in Al-Ain, the United Arab Emirates in order to improve preventive measures. METHODS: The s... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - April 25, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Spatial clustering of occupational injuries in communities - Forst L, Friedman L, Chin B, Madigan D.
OBJECTIVES: Using the social-ecological model, we hypothesized that the home residences of injured workers would be clustered predictably and geographically. METHODS: We linked health care and publicly available datasets by home zip code for trauma... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - April 25, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Factors related to self-perceived health in rural men and women - Pickett W, King N, Trask C, Michaelson V, Marlenga BL, Hagel L, Dosman JA, For The Saskatchewan Farm Injury Cohort Study Team.
This study examined self-perceived health status among men and women who live on farms, as well as variations in factors related to negative health status observed by gender. Data were collected in the province of Saskatchewan, Canada, in 2013 through the ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - April 25, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Happy Birthday, Hubble: Seeing the Universe in a New Light
If you are at all interested in astronomy, chances are you've already heard that the Hubble Space Telescope is celebrating its 25th anniversary this week. What some people may not know is that Hubble is one of four siblings, so to speak. Back in the 1980s, NASA commissioned the "Great Observatories," each designed and built to study different wavelengths of light. The Electromagnetic Spectrum. NASA's Great Observatories (Compton, Chandra, Hubble and Spitzer) and the electromagnetic thermometer scale. (Credit: NASA/CXC/M.Weiss) The four Great Observatories, in order of their launches that took place between 1990 and 200...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 25, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Sheryl Sandberg says she saw herself in Ellen Pao
Sheryl Sandberg, whose book "Lean In" has inspired many women in business, said on Friday that she sympathized with Ellen Pao's sexism claims against Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. "I thought what was so interesting about the trial is that so many women, not just in technology, but across industries, saw their own experiences there," the Facebook chief operating officer said at a Virgin Disruptors event Thursday in San Francisco Asked by Bloomberg TV's Emily Chang if she saw herself in Pao's… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 25, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Cromwell Schubarth Source Type: news

Mushroom 'cure' for arthritis: Extract from rare fungus could give relief to millions
AGONISING arthritis pain could be cured by an extract taken from rare mushrooms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 25, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Genetic test could help gauge cancer risk for women
A genetic test for breast and ovarian cancer is now more affordable. The test was developed by a startup company in California and it says, "the test offers a cheaper and easier way to determine a woman's risk for these conditions." Doctors Jon LaPook and Holly Phillips join "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to tell us more. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 25, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prolonged exposure to air pollution linked to brain damage, new study finds
Marilyn MalaraBOSTON, April 25 (UPI) -- Long-term exposure to air pollution, even at low levels, can lead to brain damage and neurological disorders like dementia, a new study finds. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 25, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins Show Benefit in Hepatitis C Compensated CirrhosisStatins Show Benefit in Hepatitis C Compensated Cirrhosis
Statins, long thought to be hepatotoxic in patients with advanced liver disease, might actually slow decompensation and prolong survival, but a randomized trial is needed to prove it. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 25, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Postop Complications and Survival in Colorectal CancerPostop Complications and Survival in Colorectal Cancer
What is the association of postoperative complications with long-term survival after colorectal cancer resection? Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 25, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

The illness so rare it has no name
Eight-year-old Dominic Blower is one of 6,000 children born every year with an undiagnosed genetic condition, classified as SWAN (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - April 25, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: genetics illness undiagnosed SWAN Source Type: news

1,200 Kids Die From Malaria A Day. Low-Cost Preventative Treatments Could Change That
Every day, 1,200 children succumb to malaria, deaths that could easily be prevented with effective and low-cost interventions. Saturday marks World Malaria Day, and while advocates are celebrating some noteworthy gains, they’re also calling on the health community to ramp up its efforts to protect those who are most vulnerable to the disease with affordable measures. Through malaria prevention, diagnosis and treatment, 4.3 million lives were saved between 2001 and 2013, according to UNICEF. Still, more than half a million people died from the disease in 2013, and the vast majority of the cases occurred in Africa. To...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 25, 2015 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Obamacare Penalty May Not Be High Enough For Middle Incomes
Even though penalties under the Affordable Care Act for not having health insurance jumped significantly this year, they still might be too low to attract Americans to signup for subsidized coverage, a new analysis shows. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 25, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen Source Type: news

Fatty Liver Disease Surging as Liver Cancer CauseFatty Liver Disease Surging as Liver Cancer Cause
There is an emerging link between nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, a complication of obesity, and hepatocellular carcinoma in the United States. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 25, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Sheryl Sandberg says she saw herself in Ellen Pao
Sheryl Sandberg, whose book "Lean In" has inspired many women in business, said on Friday that she sympathized with Ellen Pao's sexism claims against Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. "I thought what was so interesting about the trial is that so many women, not just in technology, but across industries, saw their own experiences there," the Facebook chief operating officer said at a Virgin Disruptors event Thursday in San Francisco Asked by Bloomberg TV's Emily Chang if she saw herself in Pao's… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 25, 2015 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Cromwell Schubarth Source Type: news

Kenya: We Must Make Healthcare Affordable Once and for All
[The Star] Over the last two years, national and county governments have invested heavily in the health sector after many years of neglect. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 25, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sleep Paralysis: You're Awake, But You Can't Move
Have you ever suffered an episode of sleep paralysis? It can be a tremendously frightening experience, one you're not likely to forget. You wake from sleep immobilized, unable to move your body or turn your head. You try to make a sound, but you can't open your mouth. You feel short of breath, with a strong feeling of pressure on your chest, weighing your body down. You feel a deep sense of dread or danger -- maybe you even feel there's a strange presence in the room. As frightening as it is, sleep paralysis -- one form of parasomnia -- isn't actually dangerous, nor is it typically a sign of a serious condition. Sleep pa...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 25, 2015 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Kenya: Woman Imprisoned By Strange Illness, Shunned By Doctors Refuses to Give Up
[The Star] A dismally lit room in Mathare. A stool and the unspread bed she occupies, canopied by a blue mosquito net, make up the limits of Jacqueline Makau's entire world. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 25, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nancy Ellen Abrams On A God That Scientists And Philosophers Can Believe In
WASHINGTON (RNS) When she was a teen, Nancy Ellen Abrams told her rabbi that humanity created God. She’s still at it. And according to her new book — “A God that Could Be Real: Spirituality, Science and the Future of Our Planet” — this God emerges from us, not the other way around. Abrams grew up to become a philosopher of science, an attorney specializing in international science law, and co-author of books on dark energy and dark matter — the unseeable forces that comprise 95 percent of the universe — with her astrophysicist husband, Joel Primack. Abrams’ God book is rooted in scientists’ discoverie...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 25, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Hopes of vaccine for Parkinson’s sufferers
Research hints that disease is caused by toxins, whose spread to the brain could be blocked Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 25, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie Tags: Parkinson's disease Science Medical research Neuroscience Health Society World news Source Type: news

Hubble's Other Telescope And The Day It Rocked Our World
Amid this week's hoopla celebrating the Hubble Space Telescope, don't forget the clever astronomer for whom the space scope was named. In the 1920s, he changed our sense of ourselves and the universe.» E-Mail This (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 25, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joe Palca Source Type: news

Mom Says She Knew Pregnant Daughter Would Wake Up From Coma
Sharista Giles, who was pregnant when she went into a coma, had baby, woke up. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 25, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Miliband warns of 'two-tier' NHS
Labour says leading English hospitals saw income from private patients rise by 58% since 2010 - but the Lib Dems accuse the party of "rank hypocrisy". (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 25, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news