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Patients of six-way kidney swap meet for the first time
12 patients made medical history in California earlier this year with a six-way kidney swap. Now, they've met one another for the first time. Carter Evans reports on the emotional reunion. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mental health charities beg: Do not demonise depression over Lubitz crash
THE devastating personal meltdown that led pilot Andreas Lubitz to kill 149 innocent people highlights the dangers of mental health problems in the aviation industry, it has been claimed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GSK agrees UK deal for meningitis shot after Novartis stand-off
LONDON (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline has reached a deal with the British government to supply a new meningitis B vaccine, following a lengthy stand-off over price with the product's previous owner Novartis. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

SRL Diagnostics plans to open labs in African countries
The company will tie up with a local partner to set up reference laboratories and run for 5-10 years in Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique and Uganda. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - March 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors reveal most bizarre requests from patients
Family doctors say they are becoming increasingly overloaded by patients turning to them for advice on everything under the sun (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - March 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: bizarre gp nhs doctor Source Type: news

Meningitis B vaccine deal agreed
All babies in the UK will soon have a potentially life-saving vaccine against meningitis B after a deal with drug manufacturers, the health secretary says. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Well: Facing Early Death, on Their Terms
A national push and a new guide are giving critically ill young patients a voice in end-of-life discussions. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JAN HOFFMAN Tags: Family 18 and Under Death and Dying medicine and health Teenagers and Adolescence Featured Source Type: news

D.C. Week: SGR Fix -- Close, But No Cigar
(MedPage Today) -- House passes permanent SGR fix, but Senate doesn't take up the bill. (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - March 29, 2015 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Well: Facing Early Death, on Their Terms
A national push and a new guide are giving critically ill young patients a voice in end-of-life discussions. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - March 29, 2015 Category: American Health Authors: JAN HOFFMAN Tags: Family 18 and Under Death and Dying medicine and health Teenagers and Adolescence Featured Source Type: news

Compassionate care bills move through Senate, House committees
Two bills intended to extend availability of experimental drugs to terminally ill patients have been introduced in both House and Senate committees this session. These so-called compassionate care bills are intended to honor the memory of the late Andi Sloan, an attorney with the Texas Advocacy Project who died after a seven-year battle with ovarian cancer. Sloan and her Andi’s Army fought for access to a drug on the shelves used to treat other cancers but not ovarian cancer. Start your day… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines - March 29, 2015 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Kimberly Reeves Source Type: news

Too Ill to Fly? Shifting Ideas of Pilot Fitness
Aviation experts say that most screening programs in Europe and the United States are based on an honor system that relies on pilots volunteering information about their mental health. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ERICA GOODE and JAD MOUAWAD Tags: Mental Health and Disorders Germanwings GmbH Airlines and Airplanes Lubitz, Andreas (1987-2015) Aviation Accidents, Safety and Disasters Depression (Mental) Pilots Deutsche Lufthansa AG Source Type: news

Chikungunya revives herbal remedies in Antigua
Antigua sees revival of natural remedies (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Bolivian women who knit parts for hearts
The Bolivian women knitting a high-tech medical device (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

VIDEO: Life-saving knitters
An army of Bolivian knitters is helping to save children with a hole in the heart. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Get walking, use the floor, squat: Easy exercise tips
Simple movements are all the exercise you need, reports Rachel Carlyle. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Guinea declares Ebola 'emergency'
Guinean President Alpha Conde has declared a 45-day "health emergency" in five regions in the west and southwest of the Ebola-hit nation. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Indefinite Safe Sex Urged for Liberian Ebola Survivors
After an Ebola death, scientists want to gather more information on the length of time the virus might remain present in semen. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SHERI FINK Tags: Liberia Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Sex Ebola Virus Condoms World Health Organization Source Type: news

Guinea president announces new emergency measures in Ebola fight
CONAKRY (Reuters) - Guinea's President Alpha Conde announced on Saturday new emergency measures enabling authorities to restrict movements in western Guinea where Ebola transmission continues a year after the epidemic was declared. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Compassionate care bills move through Senate, House committees
Two bills intended to extend availability of experimental drugs to terminally ill patients have been introduced in both House and Senate committees this session. These so-called compassionate care bills are intended to honor the memory of the late Andi Sloan, an attorney with the Texas Advocacy Project who died after a seven-year battle with ovarian cancer. Sloan and her Andi’s Army fought for access to a drug on the shelves used to treat other cancers but not ovarian cancer. Start your day… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 28, 2015 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Kimberly Reeves Source Type: news

First baby born from IVF technique which eliminates inherited disease
A pioneering IVF technique allows babies at risk from inherited illnesses to be born free of disease (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - March 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Consider cephalosporin a safe alternative for patients with penicillin allergy
HOUSTON– Given the low incidence of adverse drug reactions to cephalosporin antibiotics among nearly a million California health plan patients, patients with a history of penicillin allergy can safely be given cephalosporins, according to Dr. Eric M. Macy. The recommendation is based on the... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)
Source: Skin and Allergy News - March 28, 2015 Category: Dermatology Tags: EM Clinical News EM News FPN News FPN Allergy & Immunology FPN Infectious Diseases HOSP News HOSP Bacterial Infections HOSP Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Police fire tear gas on crowd during Sierra Leone Ebola lockdown
FREETOWN (Reuters) - Police fired tear gas at an angry crowd fighting over food supplies in Sierra Leone on Saturday, while other residents defied a three-day national lockdown that the government hopes will accelerate the end of the Ebola epidemic. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Northshore meeting scheduled to discuss ongoing Tulane research center investigation
St. Tammany Parish officials are hosting an informational meeting Tuesday to discuss an ongoing investigation at the Tulane National Primate Research Center. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - March 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: Activists Protest Denial of Condoms to Africa's High-Risk Groups
[IPS] Harare -Tatenda Chivata, a 16-year old from Zimbabwe's Mutoko rural district, was suspended from school for an entire three-month academic term after he was found with a used condom stashed in his schoolbag. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 28, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: First Ebola Patient in a Month Dies
[Deutsche Welle] A Liberian woman who became the country's first Ebola patient in more than a month has died. Officials say two more people are suspected of having the virus, halting the country's plans to be Ebola-free by April. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 28, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Barriers to health and social services for street-involved youth in a Canadian setting - Barker B, Kerr T, Nguyen P, Wood E, Debeck K.
This study sought to examine the prevalence and correlates associated with having... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - March 28, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Contamination in the prospective study of child maltreatment and female adolescent health - Shenk CE, Noll JG, Peugh JL, Griffin AM, Bensman HE.
OBJECTIVE:  To evaluate the impact of contamination, or the presence of child maltreatment in a comparison condition, when estimating the broad, longitudinal effects of child maltreatment on female health at the transition to adulthood.  METHODS:  Th... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - March 28, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Correction: Association of childhood physical and sexual abuse with intimate partner violence, poor general health and depressive symptoms among pregnant women -
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0116609.]. Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - March 28, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Correction: persistence of health inequalities in childhood injury in the UK; a population-based cohort study of children under 5 -
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0111631.]. Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - March 28, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Cross-national time trends in bullying victimization in 33 countries among children aged 11, 13 and 15 from 2002 to 2010 - Chester KL, Callaghan M, Cosma A, Donnelly P, Craig W, Walsh S, Molcho M.
BACKGROUND: Bullying among children and adolescents is a public health concern; victimization is associated with psychological and physical health problems. The purpose of this study is to examine temporal trends in bullying victimization among school-aged... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - March 28, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Effects of adolescent universal substance misuse preventive interventions on young adult depression symptoms: mediational modeling - Trudeau L, Spoth R, Mason WA, Randall GK, Redmond C, Schainker L.
Depression symptoms are associated with impairments in functioning and have substantial health and economic consequences. Universal substance misuse prevention programs have shown effects on non-targeted mental health-related symptoms, but long-term effect... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - March 28, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Female genital mutilation: what every paediatrician should know - Creighton SM, Hodes D.
Female genital mutilation (FGM) is almost always performed on children and consequently paediatricians should have a central role in the detection and prevention of FGM. FGM has no health benefits and can cause lifelong damage to physical and psychological... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - March 28, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Impact of parents' wartime military deployment and injury on young children's safety and mental health - Hisle-Gorman E, Harrington D, Nylund CM, Tercyak KP, Anthony BJ, Gorman GH.
OBJECTIVE: Children are at risk for adverse outcomes during parental military deployments. We aim to determine the impact of parental deployment and combat injury on young children's postdeployment mental health, injuries, and maltreatment. METHOD:... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - March 28, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news