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As Medicare turns 50, what benefits does it offer?
It's the 50th anniversary of Medicare, so it's a good time to take a look at your coverage. Most Americans ages 65 and older are qualified for coverage, and the plan offers a slew of benefits. Jill Schlesinger reports (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Water Works District No. 2 lifts boil-water advisory for residents in Covington
A boil-water advisory has been lifted for the area along Highway 21 between Nolan Lane and Oswald Road, northeast of Covington. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - August 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Regular, moderate coffee consumption good for senior brain health
Brooks HaysBARI, Italy, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- A survey of some 1,400 aging Italians suggests a coffee habit may be good for brain health. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study finds link between salt and blood pressure
New findings from the Journal of the American Heart Association highlight the negative impact salt consumption could have on our health (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stop Using Infusion Pump Vulnerable to Hackers, FDA SaysStop Using Infusion Pump Vulnerable to Hackers, FDA Says
Both the FDA and the Department of Homeland Security worry that a hacker could access the Hospira Symbiq Infusion System and give patients an overdose or underdose of a drug. News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Alert Source Type: news

Apollo Hospitals Group to set up hospital in Navi Mumbai
The hospital will have 500 beds and its location close to the Mumbai-Pune expressway will enable it to provide emergency medical services in case of road accidents. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - August 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

For Rush's Geddy Lee, touring means training
Saturday night at the Forum, Canadian rock trio Rush takes its Los Angeles fans on a trip back through time. It's often said that the band makes a big sound for having only three members, and for more than four decades 62-year-old lead singer and bassist Geddy Lee's double duties have been straining... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - August 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: James S. Fell Source Type: news

See an Incredible Photo of Friday Night’s Blue Moon
The second full moon of July rose Friday night, a phenomenon referred to as a “blue moon.” Though the phrase “once in a blue moon” is meant to describe a rare event, a blue moon is neither rare, or blue. “Blue moon” is actually a term used to describe the second full moon in a single calendar month. Most years only have 12 moons, but this year has 13, which happens every two to three years, according to astronomers. “Blue moons” don’t actually appear blue, but the moon can appear blue after events on earth like wildfires and volcanic eruptions, according to NASA. (Sourc...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - August 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mcmoates Tags: Uncategorized astronomy Source Type: news

Op-Ed Contributors: Should We Charge Patients for Medical Research?
It could subsidize promising experiments. But is it ethical? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: EZEKIEL J. EMANUEL and STEVEN JOFFE Tags: Ethics and Official Misconduct Clinical Trials Research Crowdfunding (Internet) Tests (Medical) Source Type: news

Teenagers urged to have MenW vaccine
Teenagers across the UK going to university and college this year are being urged to get vaccinated against deadly meningitis W. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

For new dietary guidelines, U.S. panel looks at the whole plate
When it comes to a healthful diet, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. That's the new approach a nutritional advisory committee has taken in its recommendations to the federal government for the upcoming 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - August 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lily Dayton Source Type: news

Winds Of Change? Rhode Island Hopes For First Offshore Wind Farm
Rhode Island is trying to have more success than a similar project off the coast of Massachusetts. However some residents worry the farm will disrupt the ocean view.» E-Mail This (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - August 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ambar Espinoza Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Modern nuclear disasters: biggest risk is mental, not physical illness
Fukushima has had no physical impact on human health but will have lasting social and psychological ones, say leading radiological protection experts. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radiology / Nuclear Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: First ever successful field testing of Ebola vaccine reported
The vaccine rVSV-ZEBOV has proven to be successful at halting the spread of the Ebola virus in ongoing field tests conducted in Guinea. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ebola Source Type: news

Arkansas Children's Hospital Eyes Northwest Arkansas
Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock said it could release plans next week for providing service in northwest Arkansas. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - August 1, 2015 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Statement from the Minister of Health on labelling changes for certain homeopathic products
OTTAWA - Today, I am taking additional steps to protect and ensure the safety of Canadian children, by introducing changes for certain homeopathic products that fall under the Natural Health Product Regulations (NHPR). Many Canadians choose to purchase natural health products, including homeopathic products, to maintain and improve their health. The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring that they continue to have access to a wide variety of these products, however, current package labelling for some homeopathic products may not be adequate for Canadians to make informed choices. The changes apply to the labelling o...
Source: Government of Canada News - Health Canada - August 1, 2015 Category: American Health Authors: Health Canada Source Type: news

Government of Canada commits to ongoing funding for Aboriginal health programs
Today, Federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose announced the Government of Canada's ongoing, permanent funding commitment of $120.5 million per year for seven health programs that help reduce the health gap between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Canadians. (Source: Government of Canada News - Health Canada)
Source: Government of Canada News - Health Canada - August 1, 2015 Category: American Health Authors: Health Canada Source Type: news

Renewal of Community-Based Aboriginal Health Promotion Programming
In July 2015, the Government of Canada announced $120.5 million in ongoing, stable funding for seven health programs administered by Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada. The funding supports Aboriginal health promotion and disease prevention activities as well as two programs that enhance communities' ability to administer and deliver health services. (Source: Government of Canada News - Health Canada)
Source: Government of Canada News - Health Canada - August 1, 2015 Category: American Health Authors: Health Canada Source Type: news

Jones Memorial works toward stroke center designation
Jones Memorial Hospital will become a designated stroke center, with final approvals expected from the state Department of Health in early August. Department of Health officials locally and in Albany have recommended adding the Allegany County hospital to the network of designated stroke centers across the state. If approved by the Public Health and Health Planning Council, Jones would become the 120th designated stroke center in New York but the first and only in the Southern Tier region. Once… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 1, 2015 Category: American Health Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

India court concludes hearing Maggi noodles case
MUMBAI (Reuters) - An Indian court has concluded hearing a case filed by Nestle India challenging a local regulator's report that Maggi instant noodles contained excess lead, a lawyer for the company said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Zuckerberg 'miscarriage' story prompts outpouring of emotions
"It's a lonely experience," Mark Zuckerberg says, writing about his wife Priscilla Chan's three miscarriages. Chan is now pregnant with a girl. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - August 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exercise in Adolescence
Source: HealthDay - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Exercise and Physical Fitness, Heart Diseases--Prevention, Teen Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mumps outbreak at University of Illinois
Sixty cases of mumps have been diagnosed in Champaign County, Illinois, since April, according to a local health official, who told CNN on Friday all the cases are linked to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - August 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

St. Michael’s names chair in Inner City Health
(Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media)
Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - August 1, 2015 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

Cohen's Brain Bits: American Psycho-Social
(MedPage Today) -- Time to reassess options for treating mental health and substance abuse (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - August 1, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Secrets to the Job Hunt: Healthcare Career Insights
(MedPage Today) -- Must-reads about the latest news and trends in healthcare careers (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - August 1, 2015 Category: American Health Source Type: news

​University of Hawaii to present research, seek investments at upcoming forum
The University of Hawaii’s commercialization office is holding its first public forum on stem cell biology and translational medicine next week. The public forum, entitled “From Discoveries to Commercialization,” will give UH faculty and student researchers a chance to present their findings and discuss project potential with national leaders in the field. “It’s an opportunity for the university and science community to showcase our extensive research in biology and our collaborations… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines - August 1, 2015 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Lorin Eleni Gill Source Type: news

​Hawaii Health Connector issues RFP to archive data, dismantle system
The Hawaii Health Connector insurance exchange has issued a request for proposals for an IT vendor to archive its data and dismantle its system as it winds down operations. After spending approximately $130 million on the Connector system build-out, the state has opted to move to the federal healthcare.gov exchange, instead of the Hawaii Health Connector, which was established as a nonprofit entity in 2011. The RFP is part of the “transition plan,” Hawaii Health Connector Executive Director… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 1, 2015 Category: American Health Authors: Lorin Eleni Gill Source Type: news

New Meningitis Strain in Africa Brings Call for More Vaccines
An international consortium is seeking five million doses of the vaccine against Type C meningitis and says they must arrive by January to be effective. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Meningitis Epidemics Pfizer Inc PFE NYSE Sanofi SA SNY NYSE Merck & Company Inc MRK NYSE GlaxoSmithKline PLC GSK NYSE Vaccination and Immunization Africa World Health Organization Source Type: news

Third Person Dies of Legionnaire’s Disease in the Bronx
The death is part of an outbreak of the airborne illness that has infected at least 57 people in recent weeks in the borough, New York City officials said. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: THE NEW YORK TIMES Tags: Bronx (NYC) Legionnaires' Disease Deaths (Fatalities) Legionnaires Disease Health and Mental Hygiene Department (NYC) Source Type: news

Mobile phones ARE linked to cancer, scientist claims
Dr Igor Yakymenko, from from the The National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, says the data is 'a clear sign of the real risks to human health'. But official guidance says the evidence is inconclusive. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news