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QuickStats: Percentage of Currently Employed Adults Who Were Current Smokers, by Selected Industries — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2008–2012
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - April 24, 2014 Category: American Health Source Type: news

SURVEILLANCE SUMMARIES: Core State Preconception Health Indicators — Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System and Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2009
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - April 24, 2014 Category: American Health Source Type: news

The New Old Age Blog: The Documents You Need, When You Need Them
The American Bar Association has developed a smartphone app intended to make health care directives quickly and easily accessible. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - April 24, 2014 Category: American Health Authors: By PAULA SPAN Tags: Elder Care End-of-Life Care Smartphones Health Insurance and Managed Care American Bar Assn Mobile Applications Source Type: news

People who have been to university are SEVEN times more likely to recover from a brain injury
Research published in the journal Neurology revealed people who have remained in education for longer have a greater 'cognitive reserve'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitality Group: Fitness tracking reduced health risk factors 22 percent
Employee wellness programs have been one of the largest stakeholder groups to see the potential of wearable activity trackers — ever since they hit the scene a few years ago. But hard data on how those trackers affect employee wellness hasn’t been too common. The Vitality Group, a US subsidiary of South Africa’s Discovery Health, [...] (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 24, 2014 Category: Information Technology Authors: Jonah Comstock Tags: Uncategorized activity tracker Discovery Health employee wellness The Vitality Group Source Type: news

Webinar today: Why the humble text message is healthcare’s secret weapon
I am very excited about our next MobiHealthNews webinar, set to begin soon, this afternoon — Why the Humble Text Message is Healthcare’s Secret Weapon. If you’re not one of the 850 MobiHealthNews readers who have already signed up, there’s still time: Free registration right here. Studies have shown that almost every text message sent, [...] (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 24, 2014 Category: Information Technology Authors: Brian Dolan Tags: Uncategorized digital health webinar MobiHealthNews webinar Mobile Commons mobile health webinar Source Type: news

Well: Why Chocolate Is Good for Us
Our digestive system has trouble with chocolate, which is why it may be good for us. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - April 24, 2014 Category: American Health Authors: By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS Tags: Cocoa Fitness Food medicine and health Chocolate Featured Source Type: news

Man spends eight YEARS with an open wound in his ankle after doctors refused to remove a loose screw THEY left there, saying there's 'nothing they can do'
Carl Ashby, 48, from north London, fears he may lose his foot if an infection sets in. He said: 'Every step I take is like walking on hot coals.' (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Survey: 40 percent would share personal health data if it remained anonymous
Almost 90 percent of Americans say they would make their personal health data available to researchers to help them better understand a disease or to improve care and treatment options, according to a survey of 1,001 Americans over the age of 18 conducted by research firm Kelton and healthcare communications firm Makovsky Health. Within this [...] (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 24, 2014 Category: Information Technology Authors: Aditi Pai Tags: Uncategorized American Cancer Society PatientsLikeMe personanl health data privacy survey WebMD Wikipedia Source Type: news

Great-grandmother with broken pelvis is left in hospital toilet for more than an HOUR after staff FORGOT about her
Annie Stanley (pictured with her daughter, Gwen), 87, from Northamptonshire, was stranded in the bathroom at Northampton General Hospital. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctor and Patient: Are Med School Grads Prepared to Practice Medicine?
Each July at teaching hospitals across the country, freshly minted M.D.s take their place as interns at the bottom of the ladder. Are they ready to practice medicine? (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - April 24, 2014 Category: American Health Authors: By PAULINE W. CHEN, M.D. Tags: Doctors Medical Schools medicine and health Pauline Chen Featured Doctor and Patient Source Type: news

Aspirin's Benefit in Preventing Colon Cancer Depends on DNAAspirin's Benefit in Preventing Colon Cancer Depends on DNA
Two decades after scientists discovered that aspirin might reduce the risk of colorectal cancer, a new study finds that it has that benefit almost exclusively in people with genes that produce high levels of a particular enzyme. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - April 24, 2014 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Health and Safety Issues Caused by Teens Distracted when Driving
Motor vehicle crashes rank as the leading cause of teen deaths and in 2008, 16% of all distraction-related fatal automobile crashes involved drivers under 20 years of age. These grim statistics, coupled with an increasing nationwide awareness of the dangers of distracted driving for all ages, prompted the publication of an important supplement to the Journal of Adolescent Health that explores the causes of distracted driving and offers practical recommendations to reduce the incidence of distracted driving among teens. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - April 24, 2014 Category: Disability Tags: Accidents and Disability Source Type: news

Cannabis increases heart problems and 'may even prove fatal'
Researchers at the University of Toulouse, in France, found the drug can even trigger heart attacks and problems with the brain's blood vessels. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nano Well-being Health Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Super Arthgold Due to Undeclared Ingredients
Recall – Firm Press Release   FDA posts press releases and other notices of recalls and market withdrawals from the firms involved as a service to consumers, the media, and other interested parties. FDA does not endorse either the product or the company.   Nano Well-being Health Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Super Arthgold Due to Undeclared Ingredients   (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - April 24, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCAM Source Type: news

'Mud's "Tiger Feet" cures my Parkinson's symptoms' says sufferer
Christine Reeve (pictured with physiotherapist, Fiona Lindop), from Derbyshire, says listening to music makes her feel as though she has regained control of her body. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bride-to-be is saved by her VACUUM CLEANER
Claire Dent, 43, from Wakefield, Yorkshire, experienced a phenomenon known as myoclonic jerks - similar to the 'jumping limb' sensation people experience when drifting off to sleep. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Bionic ear' restores a person's hearing for the first time
University of New South Wales researchers used electrical pulses delivered from a cochlear implant to deliver gene therapy, thereby successfully regrowing auditory nerves. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Super Arthgold by Nano Well-being Health: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredients
Risk of myocardial infarction, stroke, congestive heart failure, renal toxicity, and bleeding, ulceration, or perforation of the stomach or intestines. (Source: FDA MedWatch)
Source: FDA MedWatch - April 24, 2014 Category: American Health Source Type: news

VNA emerging as platform-independent choice for managing image archives
As the volume and variety of medical images increases, providers are looking for better ways to store and access them. Vendor neutral archives are fast finding favor -- but in many respects the jury is still out on just what a VNA is, and what it should offer. [See also: PACS Americana: The U.S. radiology IT market is saturated and stable, but change is on the way] read more (Source: Healthcare IT News)
Source: Healthcare IT News - April 24, 2014 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rick Cook Tags: Online Only Hospitals & IDNs Data Warehousing Physician Practices Ambulatory Care Vendors Health Information Exchange (HIE) RIS and PACS Source Type: news

HHS leaders call for expanded use of medications to combat opioid overdose epidemic
Commentary describes vital medications are being underutilized in addiction treatment. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - April 24, 2014 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Morning Break: US Doctors Killed at Afghan Hospital
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff. (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - April 24, 2014 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

US public split on acceptance of some scientific knowledge
(Source: Physics Today News Picks)
Source: Physics Today News Picks - April 24, 2014 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Regular exercise can keep dementia at bay - even if it's in your genes
A study by the University of Maryland into men and women in their 60s, 70s and 80s found that being active at least three times a week stopped the brain from shrinking. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Namibia: Rundu Marks World Malaria Day
[New Era]Rundu -The Ministry of Health and Social Services commemorated the 2014 World Malaria Day with the 'Racing Against Malaria' campaign (RAM) in Rundu yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 24, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

NEJM Facebook page hit a million likes. Animated cartoon Editor-in-Chief thanks you (video)
The NEJM Facebook page hit a million likes. Animated cartoon Editor-in-Chief thanks you: http://buff.ly/1k5jxbW(function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#xfbml=1"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));Post by The New England Journal of Medicine.During the NEJM Horizons Conference to Push Boundaries of Traditional Medical Publishing in 2008, I advised the Editor-in-Chief, Jeffrey Drazen, and the NEJM staff to consider adding videos with the lead...
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - April 24, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Tags: NEJM Source Type: news

Namibia: Cuban Doctors Face Theft Charges
[Namibian]THE Ministry of Health and Social Services has opened a case against Cuban doctors allegedly found with medical supplies in their quarters suspected to have been taken from Windhoek hospitals last month. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 24, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: First Lady's Health Initiative Boosted
[Daily Observer]The 'Operation Save A Baby' initiative of the First Lady of the Republic, Her Excellency Zineb Yahya Jammeh has received cash donations from various institutions and staff of the Ministry of Trade, Integration and Employment, amounting to D53, 475. The monies were received Tuesday by the vice president and Women's Affairs minister, Her Excellency Aja Dr. Isatou Njie-Saidy, on behalf of the beneficiary during ceremonies held at State House. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 24, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Health Services Collapse in North East - NEMA Report
[Leadership]Health services have collapsed in states affected by the Boko Haram insurgency in the North-East, a report from the National Emergency Management Agency has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 24, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Banjul Hosts Health Research Conference
[Daily Observer]The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, in collaboration With the University of Oslo, Norway Wednesday began a two-day Health Research Conference at the Sunswing Beach Resort, in Bakau. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 24, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Change of Diet
[Daily Observer]Colonisation is the establishment of political and economic control over a foreign territory. Most African countries were in one way or the other colonised by a country from the West, who were mainly interested in enriching themselves and imposing their culture and lifestyles on us. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 24, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Executive Committee Minutes, April 7, 2014
Participants: Ileana Balcu, Carla Berg, Nick Dawson, Nancy Finn,  John Grohol, Julia Pagan Danny Sands, Josh Seidman, Katy Smali Minutes – Approved Development Update  Julia has connected with members of the Executive Committee to discuss their projects and priorities. She is working with Sarah Krug to develop a written fundraising strategy. She is working with Nick on a program budget, including corporate initiatives. Consumer Health Reports A former member of our Executive Committee and Founder, Jon Lebkowsky, is working with Consumer Health Reports.  They have approached the Society for a collaboration. Nick and Ju...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - April 24, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Nancy Finn Tags: Executive Minutes News Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambia Targets 2018 to Achieve Pre-Malaria Elimination Stage
[Daily Observer]The programme manager of the National Malaria Control Programme, Adama Jagne Sonko has disclosed that The Gambia is targeting 2018 to achieve Pre-Malaria elimination stage. She said the government of The Gambia has given Malaria the highest political support it so deserves in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 24, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Recognize Tobacco in its Many Forms
Tobacco use is the single largest preventable cause of disease and death in the United States, but can you recognize a tobacco product? Learn more about the array of new tobacco products on the market, many of which look very different from the traditional products you may know about. (Source: FDA Consumer Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Updates - April 24, 2014 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Sugary drinks increase the risk of high blood pressure by 70% - even in teenagers
Research published in The American Journal of Cardiology revealed there is a strong correlation between drinking sugar-sweetened drinks and elevated blood pressure. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA to Ban E-Cigarette Sales to Minors
(MedPage Today) -- Electronic cigarettes will finally be regulated nationally as a tobacco product, subject to age restrictions like those for conventional cigarettes and limited marketing constraints, once a proposed rule released Thursday by the FDA gets finalized. (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - April 24, 2014 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Rwanda's Young Adults Receive Arab Treatment Boost
[CAJ News]Kigali -A total of 35 adolescents and young adults in facing urinary incontinence have received free surgery from a group of five doctors who are in the country from Saudi Arabia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 24, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Local Telco Joins Fight Against Malaria
[CAJ News]Lagos -LOCAL initiatives to fight malaria have received a major boost after a mobile network operator pledged its commitment to compliment government efforts to curb the transmission on the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 24, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The Green Heroes of the TIME 100
It’s that time of year again. The TIME 100 list of the most influential people in the world is officially out, and while boldface names like Beyoncé, Pope Francis and Robert Redford will get most of the attention, there’s also a surprising number of figures whose influence extends to the environment. A quick rundown: MoreSee the complete TIME 100 listWant to Heal the Planet? Make Environmental Degrees FreeSpending Earth Day at Ground Zero for Climate Change In America Tom Steyer: Steyer became a billionaire as a bold hedge-fund trader. Now the San Francisco financier is betting some of his fortune on climate ...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - April 24, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Bryan Walsh Tags: Uncategorized Alice Waters Environmentalism Jack Ma Katherine Hayhoe kathryn sullivan TIME 100 Tom Steyer Yao Chen Source Type: news

TIME 100: The People in Health You Need to Know
MoreSee the complete TIME 100 listThe 2014 TIME 100 list–the annual determination of people who influenced the world in the past year for better or worse–is here, and we highlight the leaders making a difference in health. MoreDynamic DuosPower IndexMen Charged With Toppling Ancient Rock Formation Avoid Jail Time Huffington PostHere's An Updated Tally Of All The People Who Have Ever Died From A Marijuana Overdose Huffington PostAmerican Idol: Caleb Johnson Has the Moment of the Night PeopleThis year, TIME recognizes nine innovators who tackled issues from hunger and maternal health to marijuana and aging. Chri...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - April 24, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized Alice Waters Aliko Dangote Arunachalam Muruganantham Christy Turlington Burns David Sinclair Ertharin Cousin José Mujica Robert Lanza TIME 100 Source Type: news

Can mental trauma be passed on through sperm?
Conclusion This animal study supported the theory that small chain RNA molecules may act as the interface between the environment and our genetics. The researchers found that the sperm extracted from male mice that had been “traumatised” by being randomly separated from their mothers did show several changes to the small RNA molecules. These traumatised mice also displayed fewer natural mouse tendencies compared to controls – namely, they did not show the natural aversion for open and brightly lit spaces. These effects did then seem to be transferred into the offspring when some of this sperm RNA was directly injecte...
Source: NHS News Feed - April 24, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Genetics/stem cells Mental health Source Type: news