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PodMed: A Medical News Roundup From Johns Hopkins (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week ' s topics include the cost of physical inactivity, the mortality impact of sedentary behavior, behavioral activation for depression, and skin inspections for skin cancer (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - July 30, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Book Review: My Mother ’ s House
Approximately 61.5 million Americans are living with a mental illness. Given that and given that the average American family in 2015 consisted of 2.54 people, then it is safe to estimate that at least 156.21 million people in America are affected by mental illness. David Armand’s memoir, My Mother’s House, illustrates the impact that mental illness can have, even on the individual’s who are not suffering from the illness. My Mother’s House follows Armand’s life story in southern Louisiana. His memoir is carries a weighty underlying message of why mental healthcare is so important. He opens his memoir recounting h...
Source: Psych Central - July 30, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Caroline Comeaux Lee Tags: Book Reviews Disorders Domestic Violence Family General Memory and Perception Parenting Personal Stories Psychology Treatment books on parenting books on the effects of mental illness David Armand health care reform Healthcare Source Type: news

In Florida Zika Probe, Federal Scientists Kept At Arm's Length
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Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

This Lawsuit Has Put Big Ag On The Defensive In A Major Way
Earlier this month, the Iowa Soybean Association had a big announcement to make. The group, which represents some 11,000 growers of the state’s second-most-lucrative crop, pledged $150,000 in support for three highly agricultural counties — Buena Vista, Calhoun and Sac — named in a controversial lawsuit brought by the Des Moines Water Works.   The lawsuit, which was filed in 2015, claims that nitrogen-rich water flowing off the area’s farms pollutes the Raccoon River, which, along with the Des Moines River, provides drinking water for half a million people. The water authority wants the co...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

You Have To Close Your Eyes To See The Military's Powerful New Weapon
On a March evening in 2002, the USS Oscar Austin began a nighttime transit through the Skagerrak, a busy shipping lane connecting Norway, Denmark and Sweden, when disaster nearly struck.  Retired U.S. Navy Capt. John Cordle was on the bridge navigating the ship. “It was a very narrow, confusing transit at night,” Cordle told The Huffington Post. Three Navy ships were following.  It had been a long day. Cordle had pulled an all-nighter, working various shifts. That’s when he nearly caused a drowsy driving catastrophe that could have caused several naval vessels to collide.  &l...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Samaritan Medical Center takes step forward with its expansion master plan
< img src="http://media.bizj.us/view/img/10102854/samaritandr*100xx1001-1001-720-0.jpg" > Samaritan Medical Center has taken another step forward in its long-term vision to build out five new medical office buildings at its West Valley campus. Samaritan filed a permit this month to construct a six-story medical office building and five-story parking garage at 2505 Samaritan Drive in San Jose, according to city records. That site is across the street from 2506 Samaritan Drive, where Samaritan previously disclosed plans for another relate d project — a three-story medical office building… < div class="feedflare" > < a ...
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 30, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Leia Parker Source Type: news

Florida Zika cases prompt UK advice for pregnant travellers
Pregnant women are being advised by Public Health England to consider postponing non-essential trips to the US state of Florida, amid concerns over the Zika virus. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How pregnant women in the U.S. can protect themselves from Zika
CBS News' chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook has been warning for months about the inevitable occurence of local Zika transmissions. It seems that time has arrived in Florida. He weighs in on how Americans can protect themselves. < div class="feedflare" > < a href="http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~ff/CBSNewsHealth?a=El4Dy1DNrjc:HY70zZ7i2IU:w--LzT5DBIM" > < img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/CBSNewsHealth?i=El4Dy1DNrjc:HY70zZ7i2IU:w--LzT5DBIM" border="0" > < /img > < /a > < a href="http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~ff/CBSNewsHealth?a=El4Dy1DNrjc:HY70zZ7i2IU:yIl2AUoC8zA" > < img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/CBSNewsHea...
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is it time to make life-jacket use mandatory in boats?
Recreational boaters across Canada will be taking to the water to have some summer fun this long holiday weekend. Chances are a few of those boaters will drown — their life-jackets unworn. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

The ice bucket challenge's scientific success restored my faith in fundraising | Mary Valle
< p > I ’m always wary of disease money grabs. The donation pitch can be misleading. But the viral ALS gimmick led to real change < /p > < p > It is absolutely thrilling that money raised by the “ice bucket challenge” – that seemingly overblown, internet-BS game parading as a fundraiser for ALS – has actually < a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/28/health/the-ice-bucket-challenge-helped-scientists-discover-a-new-gene-tied-to-als.html?_r=1" > caused a real thing to happen < /a > : more than $100m in donations funded distinct scientific progress in our understanding of the disease. < /p > < p > This contradicts...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 30, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Mary Valle Tags: Research funding Charities Medical research Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Pharmacy on the go: Programmable device produces vaccines on demand
A device that acts as a portable pharmacy for use in remote areas of the world has been developed as a cost-effective solution for on-demand treatments. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Biology / Biochemistry Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Everything You Need to Know About the Pap Smear
This article looks at Pap smear results and what age you should have one. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cervical Cancer / HPV Vaccine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How a blood pressure hormone can cause weight gain
Researchers have uncovered a mechanism by which a hormone system that controls blood pressure can also promote weight gain, causing obesity. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

Slovenia: Health System Review.
Authors: Albreht T, Pribakovic Brinovec R, Josar D, Poldrugovac M, Kostnapfel T, Zaletel M, Panteli D, Maresso A Abstract This analysis of the Slovene health system reviews recent developments in organization and governance, health financing, health care provision, health reforms and health system performance. The health of the population has improved over the last few decades. While life expectancy for both men and women is similar to EU averages, morbidity and mortality data show persistent disparities between regions, and mortality from external causes is particularly high. Satisfaction with health care delivery...
Source: Health systems in transition - July 30, 2016 Category: Health Management Tags: Health Syst Transit Source Type: news

Netherlands: Health System Review.
Authors: Kroneman M, Boerma W, van den Berg M, Groenewegen P, de Jong J, van Ginneken E Abstract This analysis of the Dutch health system reviews recent developments in organization and governance, health financing, healthcare provision, health reforms and health system performance. Without doubt, two major reforms implemented since the mid-2000s are among the main issues today. The newly implemented long-term care reform will have to realize a transition from publicly provided care to more self-reliance on the part of the citizens and a larger role for municipalities in its organization. A particular point of atte...
Source: Health systems in transition - July 30, 2016 Category: Health Management Tags: Health Syst Transit Source Type: news

Encourage healthy digestion with fermented foods like sauerkraut
(NaturalNews) Fermented foods and probiotics are all the hype these days. Whether it is kimchi, sauerkraut, kefir, or kombucha, I'm sure you've heard the buzz about fermented foods and how they boost digestive health.Before the era of the fridge and canned goods, fermentation... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Early menopause in women raises the risk for type 2 diabetes, research shows
(NaturalNews) Going through menopause is generally an unwelcome experience at any age, but new research shows that women who experience "the change" earlier in life have extra reason to be concerned.A new study from Oregon's Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research shows that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Women ' s Outcomes Post-AF Ablation Paradoxically Discordant Women ' s Outcomes Post-AF Ablation Paradoxically Discordant
& quot;The underlying motivations driving clinical decision-making are complex and may vary by gender, & quot; the author says. < br / > < i > Heartwire from Medscape < /i > (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

7/29: Florida officials race to stem spread of Zika; Steve Hartman remembers childhood home with his father
Mosquitoes have apparently picked up the Zika virus and are now spreading it in south Florida; It's been over a year since Steve Hartman helped his dad pack up move out of the family home for good. < div class="feedflare" > < a href="http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~ff/CBSNewsHealth?a=SLRJn33g3Y8:61U2wADApCA:w--LzT5DBIM" > < img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/CBSNewsHealth?i=SLRJn33g3Y8:61U2wADApCA:w--LzT5DBIM" border="0" > < /img > < /a > < a href="http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~ff/CBSNewsHealth?a=SLRJn33g3Y8:61U2wADApCA:yIl2AUoC8zA" > < img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/CBSNewsHealth?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0" > < /img >...
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Florida officials race to stem spread of Zika
Mosquitoes have apparently picked up the Zika virus and are now spreading it in south Florida. There are four cases so far, the first in the U.S. transmitted locally. The state has now embarked on an extensive spraying program to wipe out as many mosquitoes as possible. David Begnaud reports. < div class="feedflare" > < a href="http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~ff/CBSNewsHealth?a=0OXEqEPgyLg:VE4W27lyJ4E:w--LzT5DBIM" > < img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/CBSNewsHealth?i=0OXEqEPgyLg:VE4W27lyJ4E:w--LzT5DBIM" border="0" > < /img > < /a > < a href="http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~ff/CBSNewsHealth?a=0OXEqEPgyLg:VE4W27lyJ4E:yIl2AUoC8zA"...
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AAP ' s Resuscitation App a Helpful Update
(MedPage Today) -- Contains most recent version of NRP guidelines (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - July 30, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

CDC director: Zika likely spreading in Florida
Florida is now believed to be the first state in the U.S. to have cases of Zika virus locally transmitted by mosquitoes. Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, joins CBSN's Vladimir Duthiers with the latest. < div class="feedflare" > < a href="http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~ff/CBSNewsHealth?a=TpNmR0XyaY8:hrpwEw2piG4:w--LzT5DBIM" > < img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/CBSNewsHealth?i=TpNmR0XyaY8:hrpwEw2piG4:w--LzT5DBIM" border="0" > < /img > < /a > < a href="http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~ff/CBSNewsHealth?a=TpNmR0XyaY8:hrpwEw2piG4:yIl2AUoC8zA" > < img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/CB...
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

#WhatIt'sReallyLike
Young women with type 1 diabetes talk about the misunderstanding around the disease. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

"Death spiral" may signal the end of life is near
Scientists are getting closer to understanding factors that shed light on human life expectancy < div class="feedflare" > < a href="http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~ff/CBSNewsHealth?a=B-Uf5JQCxWs:oa8FzyX6kKg:w--LzT5DBIM" > < img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/CBSNewsHealth?i=B-Uf5JQCxWs:oa8FzyX6kKg:w--LzT5DBIM" border="0" > < /img > < /a > < a href="http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~ff/CBSNewsHealth?a=B-Uf5JQCxWs:oa8FzyX6kKg:yIl2AUoC8zA" > < img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/CBSNewsHealth?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0" > < /img > < /a > < a href="http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~ff/CBSNewsHealth?a=B-Uf5JQCxWs:oa8FzyX6kKg:F7zBnMyn0Lo" > ...
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alzheimer's could be treated as we SLEEP by zapping the brain with electric currents
By targeting certain processes, it is possible to enhance skills such as creativity or dexterity or even mathematical ability, according to University of North Carolina researchers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Samaritan Medical Center takes step forward with its expansion master plan
< img src="http://media.bizj.us/view/img/10102854/samaritandr*100xx1001-1001-720-0.jpg" > Samaritan Medical Center has taken another step forward in its long-term vision to build out five new medical office buildings at its West Valley campus. Samaritan filed a permit this month to construct a six-story medical office building and five-story parking garage at 2505 Samaritan Drive in San Jose, according to city records. That site is across the street from 2506 Samaritan Drive, where Samaritan previously disclosed plans for another relate d project — a three-story medical office building… < div class="feedflare" > < a ...
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 30, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Leia Parker Source Type: news

NW trust restricts opening due to chronic nurse shortage
Unprecedented staff shortages have forced a community health trust in the North West to introduce a series of contingency plans to keep services at its community hospitals safe. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 30, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Could Zika take bite out of Florida's tourism biz?
Spread of virus to Sunshine State has tourist officials trying to reassure visitors they'll be safe at theme parks, beaches < div class="feedflare" > < a href="http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~ff/CBSNewsHealth?a=rpK2fPA1Cd0:upAU11f8Ogg:w--LzT5DBIM" > < img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/CBSNewsHealth?i=rpK2fPA1Cd0:upAU11f8Ogg:w--LzT5DBIM" border="0" > < /img > < /a > < a href="http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~ff/CBSNewsHealth?a=rpK2fPA1Cd0:upAU11f8Ogg:yIl2AUoC8zA" > < img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/CBSNewsHealth?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0" > < /img > < /a > < a href="http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~ff/CBSNewsHealth?a=rpK2fPA1Cd0...
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CEO Faces Off With Short Seller in Libel Suit
The chief executive of a Canadian drugmaker is suing a noted short seller for libel after the investor criticized the CEO ’s tenure at another drug company, which earlier settled charges of accounting fraud. < div class="feedflare" > < a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/wsj/xml/rss/3_7089?a=MgtPUZdHpbE:lzr-B6yRLqU:yIl2AUoC8zA" > < img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/wsj/xml/rss/3_7089?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0" > < /img > < /a > < a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/wsj/xml/rss/3_7089?a=MgtPUZdHpbE:lzr-B6yRLqU:F7zBnMyn0Lo" > < img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/wsj/xml/rss/3_7089?i=MgtPUZdHpbE:lzr-B6yR...
Source: WSJ.com: Health - July 30, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: PAID Source Type: news

Zika is spreading explosively in Puerto Rico, report says
The widespread Zika outbreak in Puerto Rico is exploding at an alarming rate, with the number of people infected jumping by nearly nine times between February and June, according to a report released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC officials said the rapid rise could lead to hundreds of infants being born […] (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Tags: cdc/who infectious diseases women's health zika infections magnet-zika Source Type: news

Bayer says will halt future U.S. sales of insecticide
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The agricultural unit of German chemicals company Bayer AG will halt future U.S. sales of an insecticide that can be used on more than 200 crops after losing a fight with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the company said on Friday. < div class="feedflare" > < a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/reuters/healthNews?a=qXLosjEHWAU:5-4SCmynYi8:yIl2AUoC8zA" > < img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/reuters/healthNews?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0" > < /img > < /a > < a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/reuters/healthNews?a=qXLosjEHWAU:5-4SCmynYi8:F7zBnMyn0Lo" > < img src="http://feeds.feedburne...
Source: Reuters: Health - July 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

CDC ' s Frieden: ' Bottom Line Is That Zika Is Now Here ' ; Florida Blood Banks Begin Testing For It
Florida ' s largest independent blood bank is now checking for the Zika virus in all units collected in its entire system, which includes parts of Georgia, South Carolina and Alabama. The move comes after public health authorities have confirmed that four cases of Zika virus infection in South Florida likely represent the first caused by mosquito bites in the continental United States (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 30, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rita Rubin Source Type: news

Beloved dog breed may disappear due to health problems
Respiratory issues and a slew of other heath problems are putting a favorite dog breed in jeopardy < div class="feedflare" > < a href="http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~ff/CBSNewsHealth?a=DkHGkSq6wsk:V4TzakTol_Q:w--LzT5DBIM" > < img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/CBSNewsHealth?i=DkHGkSq6wsk:V4TzakTol_Q:w--LzT5DBIM" border="0" > < /img > < /a > < a href="http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~ff/CBSNewsHealth?a=DkHGkSq6wsk:V4TzakTol_Q:yIl2AUoC8zA" > < img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/CBSNewsHealth?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0" > < /img > < /a > < a href="http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~ff/CBSNewsHealth?a=DkHGkSq6wsk:V4TzakTol_Q:F7zBnMyn0Lo"...
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exclusive: In Florida Zika probe, federal scientists kept at arm's length
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The state of Florida, the first to report the arrival of Zika in the continental United States, has yet to invite a dedicated team of the federal government's disease hunters to assist with the investigation on the ground, health officials told Reuters. < div class="feedflare" > < a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/reuters/healthNews?a=zDLT2FXCj3A:K3CnWawZGoM:yIl2AUoC8zA" > < img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/reuters/healthNews?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0" > < /img > < /a > < a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/reuters/healthNews?a=zDLT2FXCj3A:K3CnWawZGoM:F7zBnMyn0Lo" > < img src="http://fe...
Source: Reuters: Health - July 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news