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Man develops rare allergy to red meat
Tulsa, Okla. man tells bizarre story of what happened after his encounter with a Lone Star tick (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 27, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Seniors Face Barriers to Critical Dental Care
08/26/2014, American Journal of Health Behavior - Poor oral health can have a negative impact on seniors' overall health and well-being, but for many, there are significant barriers to visiting a dentist, finds a new report in the American Journal of Health Behavior. (Source: Health Behavior News Service)
Source: Health Behavior News Service - August 27, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

W.H.O. Moves Team in Sierra Leone After a Medical Worker Contracts Ebola
A day after announcing a reinvigorated commitment in the country, the World Health Organization said it had removed its Ebola response team after an epidemiologist came down with the virus. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 27, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By SHERI FINK Tags: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Doctors Without Borders Ebola Virus Sierra Leone World Health Organization Source Type: news

The golden rules to a happier, healthier old age
FOR the first time in history, there are 11 million people older than 65 in Britain – a figure expected to pass 16 million by 2030. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 27, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sniffing out the allergy epidemic
Why so many of us are developing allergies (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 27, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Psoriasis: Physical Activity May Reduce Risk, Disease Course Psoriasis: Physical Activity May Reduce Risk, Disease Course
Exercise appeared to decrease the risk of developing psoriasis as well as the severity of disease in a cross-sectional study. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 27, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

ARDS/ALI: Contributing Factors to Physical ImpairmentARDS/ALI: Contributing Factors to Physical Impairment
A new study looks at the contributing factors to physical impairment after acute lung injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome. Medscape Critical Care (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 27, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Critical Care Viewpoint Source Type: news

G-spot DOESN'T exist but 'CUV region' might
The areas is more complex than one spot, and includes the clitoris, vagina and uterus, say the medics writing in this month's Nature Reviews Urology. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 27, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SpaceX Delays Launch Days After Test Mishap
SpaceX delayed the launch of a commercial communications satellite on Tuesday, days after an experimental rocket failed mid-flight. The private space firm founded by Elon Musk was set to launch the AsiaSat 6 satellite on its Falcon 9 rocket early Tuesday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, but the launch was delayed 24 hours, the Los Angeles Times reports. On Friday, a test flight of the Falcon 9R, an experimental reusable rocket, experienced an anomaly, SpaceX said in a statement. As a result, the flight was terminated–the rocket blew itself up. No one was injured in the incident, and the company said ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - August 27, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Noah Rayman Tags: Uncategorized cape canaveral rockets space SpaceX technology transporation Source Type: news

Okla. man develops red meat allergy from tick bite
The bite from a lone star tick has the potential to trigger a red meat allergy. KOTV''s Tess Maune speaks to an Oklahoma victim suffering the potentially deadly side-effect. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 27, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Travel with medications, medical devices can be daunting
(This August 20th story has been refiled to correct gender of Dr. Bauer in paras 15, 16 and 18, and changes "county" to "country" in para 16.) (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 27, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Overseas nurses 'face shorter tests'
New rules mean nurses and midwives who have completed their training outside Europe will face shorter tests to check they are fit to work in the UK. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 27, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Talks on consultants’ deal break down
IMO had concerns over elements of package which were performance related (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - August 27, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hiqa critical of hygiene standards at Tipperary hospital
Only half of doctors had attended hand-hygiene training by time of unannounced inspection (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - August 27, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Irish Heart Foundation advises cutting alcohol
Most Irish people vastly underestimate how much they drink, according to a Health Research Board report (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - August 27, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UA Nursing School Gets Birth Simulation Mannequin
The University of Arkansas' nursing school at the Fayetteville campus is to demonstrate a new mannequin that simulates childbirth. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - August 26, 2014 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Ebola crisis: Five top tips to avoid the deadly virus
Wash your hands and other top tips to avoid Ebola (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 26, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Leader of Connecticut’s Health Marketplace Is Named to Run Federal Program
Kevin J. Counihan ran Connecticut’s successful online marketplace, but he faces a far bigger challenge in taking over a program that serves consumers in 36 states. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - August 26, 2014 Category: American Health Authors: By ABBY GOODNOUGH Tags: Tavenner, Marilyn B Burwell, Sylvia Mathews Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight Kevin J. Counihan Appointments and Executive Changes Connecticut Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Health Insurance and Manag Source Type: news

Could probiotics help with peanut allergies?
The right balance of gut bacteria may play a key role in treating or preventing dangerous food allergies (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 26, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Critics Slam FDA Plan to Up Minorities in Studies
WASHINGTON (MedPage Today) -- The FDA is trying to increase representation of women and minorities in clinical trials, but observers said the agency's latest effort in this area is not sufficient. (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - August 26, 2014 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Hormone 'protects premature babies'
The hormone erythropoietin (EPO) could prevent brain injuries in very premature babies, a study suggests. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 26, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart fears over pills to ease arthritis pain
MILLIONS of Britain’s arthritis sufferers risk serious health problems caused by the painkillers they take to manage their condition, experts warned yesterday. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 26, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deep Brain Stimulation Safe for Older Parkinson's Patients: Study
Rates of complications did not rise with age, researchers report (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 26, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Leader of Connecticut’s Health Marketplace Is Named to Run Federal Program
Kevin J. Counihan ran Connecticut’s successful online marketplace, but he faces a far bigger challenge in taking over a program that serves consumers in 36 states. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 26, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By ABBY GOODNOUGH Tags: Tavenner, Marilyn B Burwell, Sylvia Mathews Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight Kevin J. Counihan Appointments and Executive Changes Connecticut Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Health Insurance and Manag Source Type: news

China’s Supersonic Submarine? Not Gonna Happen
There are a whole lot of things that won’t be happening anytime soon. Pigs flying, for instance; that won’t happen. All of the raindrops becoming lemon drops and gumdrops; that won’t happen either. And despite what you have been reading practically everywhere today, no, China won’t be deploying a submarine capable of moving at 6,100 mph (9,800 k/h) and covering the distance from Shanghai to San Francisco in 100 minutes—at least not in anything remotely like the near future. MoreShooting Range Instructor Killed by Girl With Uzi NBC NewsAmerican Freed by Militants in Syria Back in U.S. NBC NewsHe Wa...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - August 26, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized China Harbin submarine supercavitation technology torpedo Source Type: news

How 10 Seconds Could Save Lives During Earthquakes
Ten seconds could save your life. That’s the message from researchers developing an early warning system in California that could eventually alert the public an earthquake is about to hit. The research program, run by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in partnership with several California universities, is still in beta form, but was put to the test last weekend when an earthquake struck the Napa area. At the University of California, Berkeley, to the south, the system detected and sent out a warning signal to the scientists about six seconds before the tremor reached the area. MoreNorthern California’s Napa Valle...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - August 26, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kate Pickert Tags: Uncategorized Berkeley California Earthquake Environment natural disaster nature u.s. geological survey Source Type: news

Fewer prescription pill overdoses in medical marijuana states
Brooks HaysPHILADELPHIA, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Residents of states where medical marijuana is legalized suffer fewer overdoses from prescription pain medication than elsewhere. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 26, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA: No diet supplement can treat concussions
Athletes and veterans have been targeted by unregulated products that falsely claim to treat traumatic brain injuries (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 26, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news