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Think being five stone overweight is bad? Your knees are carrying an extra 45 STONE
AN orthopaedic surgeon explains exactly why obesity is fuelling the rise in knee replacement surgery (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Americans infected with Ebola to be evacuated
The fear began just after news broke Thursday that a long-range business jet with an isolation pod left the United States for Liberia, where it will evacuate two Americans infected with Ebola. Twitter exploded with questions about the deadly virus, w... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - August 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patient-Centered Medical Homes Reduce Costs
07/31/2014, Health Services Research - As the number of patient centered medical homes has increased, a new report in the journal Health Services Research finds the model offers a promising option to reduce health care costs and utilization of some health care services. (Source: Health Behavior News Service)
Source: Health Behavior News Service - August 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Some Jobs Harder on the Heart Than Others, Report Finds
But having to search for work may be just as stressful, unhealthy, researchers add (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

American dies in Liberia as Ebola outbreak closes borders
Family says even though 24-year-old tested negative for Ebola, they couldn't get him out of the country for treatment (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Senate passes bill to overhaul VA
The Senate on Thursday night easily approved a $16 billion bill to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs. The measure that won overwhelming House approval a day earlier now goes to President Barack Obama for his signature. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - August 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Emergency Efforts in Africa to Contain Ebola as Toll Rises
New measures to combat the disease included house-to-house searches, advisories against travel and the deployment of the army and the police. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By ADAM NOSSITER and DENISE GRADY Tags: Epidemics Guinea Ebola Virus Immigration and Emigration Sierra Leone Source Type: news

FDA Clears Olodaterol (Striverdi Respimat) for COPDFDA Clears Olodaterol (Striverdi Respimat) for COPD
The once-daily inhaled long-acting beta-agonist is for long-term maintenance treatment of airflow obstruction in patients with COPD, including chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema. FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Alert Source Type: news

U.S. reforms poultry inspections to boost food safety
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced on Thursday reforms to decades-old processes for inspecting poultry facilities in a bid to cut down on the number of foodborne illnesses, but dropped an industry-backed plan to speed up production. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Feds urged to carry naloxone kits against heroin
Attorney General Eric Holder calls on law enforcement personnel to carry the antidote drug that reverses heroin overdose (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 31, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. government seeking to test Ebola vaccine on humans: reports
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The U.S. government will begin testing on people an experimental Ebola vaccine as early as September, after seeing positive results from tests on primates, according to media reports on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 31, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Technique turns bodies 'see-through'
A newly discovered way to make entire bodies transparent could pave the way for a new generation of treatments, scientists say. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 31, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Therapies hope for major DNA project
A project aiming to revolutionise medicine by unlocking the secrets of DNA is under way in centres across England. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 31, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. CDC says salmonella outbreak from Foster Farms' chicken appears over
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A salmonella outbreak linked to California-based poultry producer Foster Farms' contaminated chicken appears to be over, more than 17 months after it began, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 31, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Ebola vaccine tests planned soon, NIH says
The National Institutes of Health will begin testing an experimental Ebola vaccine in people as early as September, the NIH announced Thursday. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 31, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sierra Leone declares emergency as Ebola death toll hits 729
FREETOWN (Reuters) - Sierra Leone has declared a state of emergency and called in troops to quarantine Ebola victims, joining neighbouring Liberia in imposing controls as the death toll from the outbreak of the virus hit 729 in West Africa. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 31, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

U.S. aid worker infected with Ebola to be moved to Atlanta hospital: official
(Reuters) - A U.S. humanitarian aid worker who was infected with Ebola in West Africa will be transferred back to the United States and treated in a special high security ward at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, hospital officials said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 31, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Outbreak of Pertussis in a School and Religious Community Averse to Health Care and Vaccinations — Columbia County, Florida, 2013
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - July 31, 2014 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Most States Let Medicaid Doc Pay Hikes Lapse
(MedPage Today) -- Just six states and the District of Columbia will use their own money in 2015 to sustain the federal Medicaid pay raise to primary care doctors, which was a key provision of the Affordable Care Act. (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - July 31, 2014 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Startup Hopes to Bring Doctors to Patients' MobilesStartup Hopes to Bring Doctors to Patients' Mobiles
HealthTap Chief Executive Officer Ron Gutman believes paying the doctor a visit is expensive and time-consuming. So why not bring the doctor to the patient - digitally? Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 31, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Another mosquito pool in Boston tests positive for West Nile
Brooks HaysBOSTON, July 31 (UPI) -- Health officials in Massachusetts confirmed they've located a second West Nile-infected mosquito pool in Boston. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 31, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Taxis, Planes and Viruses: How Deadly Ebola Can SpreadTaxis, Planes and Viruses: How Deadly Ebola Can Spread
For scientists tracking the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa, it's not about complex virology and genotyping but about how contagious microbes - like humans - use planes, bikes and taxis to spread. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 31, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

FDA Raises Concern Over Drug Production at India's CadilaFDA Raises Concern Over Drug Production at India's Cadila
India's Cadila Healthcare Ltd is responding to certain observations the FDA made after conducting a 'product specific' inspection of its Moraiya manufacturing plant. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 31, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

India's Battle Against Unneeded Medical Care Finds SupportIndia's Battle Against Unneeded Medical Care Finds Support
India needs to curtail excessive medical care that leads to patient overspending as more people get health insurance, the World Bank said. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 31, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

US Cigar Smoking Doubles, Variety of Products AvailableUS Cigar Smoking Doubles, Variety of Products Available
In the United States, cigarette consumption declined during 2000 to 2011, but consumption of cigars more than doubled during the same period, according to the CDC. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 31, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Outcomes Good, Costs Less, as TAVR Shifts to Cath LabOutcomes Good, Costs Less, as TAVR Shifts to Cath Lab
A small but provocative series offers some of the first published evidence for moving transfemoral valve procedures into exclusively interventional turf--a shift long envisioned by TAVR pioneers. Heartwire (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 31, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Experimental Ebola serum given to stricken U.S. woman
Dose of serum given to American aid worker battling the Ebola virus in Liberia at the request of her stricken colleague (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 31, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Report: Medtech M&A exits don't hinge on FDA approval
Medical device startups face significant headwinds in finding funding and getting to an exit, but at least prospective buyers are a little more willing to gamble on companies that haven't yet made it through the FDA. The funding environment for medical device startups isn't a pretty scene, but there is a ray of sunshine through the gloom: lack of FDA approval is no longer a deal-breaker for a big exit. In 2013 a few medtech companies managed "big exit M&A" deals (those worth $50 million or more) without having reached the FDA's brass ring, according to a new report from Silicon Valley Bank. Sili...
Source: Mass Device - July 31, 2014 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Arezu Sarvestani Source Type: news