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The Marathon Goddess is running her 100th in L.A. -- all to raise research funds
You might remember Julie Weiss from the last time we wrote about her, in 2013, when she was celebrating running her 52nd marathon … in 52 weeks. Well, since we left her, she's kept on running. And now, Weiss, 45, of Santa Monica, is about to mark the running of her 100th marathon at Sunday's Los... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - February 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rene Lynch Source Type: news

12 free (or almost free!) ways to romance your sweetie this Valentine's Day
There's no need to break the bank on Valentine's Day. Here are 12 ways to celebrate that are free (or pretty close to it), as recommended by noted couples therapist Lonnie Barbach and her new app, happycoupleapp.com. "Valentine's Day falls on a Sunday this year, so there is the possibility for... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - February 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alene Dawson Source Type: news

Astrocytes implicated in preclinical AD
Astrocytes are activated in the brains of people with autosomal dominant Alzheimer’s disease long before symptoms appear and even before amyloidosis begins, a study shows. (Source: MedWire News)
Source: MedWire News - February 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer ' s disease Source Type: news

Millions could be offered wonder drug to prevent Alzhaimer's before symptoms appear
MILLIONS of people could soon be offered a “statin for the brain” to prevent them getting Alzheimer’s. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Air pollution takes a deadly toll
"Everybody breathes the air and everybody benefits" from efforts to reduce pollution, scientists say (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The foods you should AVOID if you tend to get 'over excited' on a date
THE relationship between food and emotion is a delicate one, as it has been revealed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Valentine's Day Can Still Be Sweet for Loved Ones with Diabetes
Flowers, jewelry or an outdoor excursion can make the holiday romantic, expert says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Diabetes (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - February 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Most U.S. Medical Schools Fail to Accommodate DisabilitiesMost U.S. Medical Schools Fail to Accommodate Disabilities
Most U.S. medical schools fail to accommodate students with disabilities, a study shows. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

What threat does Zika pose to the Olympics?
Well before the Zika epidemic began in Brazil last year, Olympics organizers knew they would face a challenge in keeping the approximately 16,000 athletes and 600,000 visitors to Rio de Janiero healthy. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - February 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The New Old Age: In Palliative Care, Comfort Is the Top Priority
Some patients avoid this specialty, which provides relief from pain and discomfort, because they mistake it for end-of-life care. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PAULA SPAN Tags: Elder Care Hospice Care Death and Dying palliative care University of California, San Francisco Source Type: news

What bacteria may reveal about your home
Researchers find certain types of residences may have more human bacteria on the walls and floors, including mouth microbes (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Athletes concerned about Zika before Rio Olympic test event
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - International athletes set to compete in an Olympic diving test event in Rio de Janeiro next week have asked about risks linked to the Zika virus, but have not canceled participation because of the outbreak, one of the organizers said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Colombia: A nation in panic over Zika
Colombia's experience of the Zika virus (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zika link to birth defects could be proven within weeks: WHO
GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) - The suspected link between the Zika virus and two neurological disorders, the birth defect microcephaly and Guillain-Barre syndrome, could be confirmed within weeks, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

FG plans to extend medical cards to children with severe disability
Party manifesto to contain plan for minor surgery to be carried out by GPs (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - February 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How does Zika virus spread?
There's a lot of concern and confusion about how the virus is transmitted; here's what we know so far (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Michigan governor, EPA chief to testify before Congress on Flint
Snyder called the chairman of the Oversight Committee on Thursday offering to testify. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will also testify (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Neurostatins' may beat dementia if drugs taken in your 30s
Drug has "serious prospect" of being an effective preventive treatment for Alzheimer's, researchers say (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - February 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: cure statins for the brain alzheimer's drugs dementia mind Source Type: news

Tinder app users numbering 750k are infested with pubic lice, scientist warns
Dr Cameron Webb, a scientist at the University of Syndey, says there is no evidence waxing has made pubic lice extinct. He says they are still rife, with 1 to 2 per cent of the population infested. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Report: Jonesboro Weathered Recession Well, Leads State in Job Growth
The Great Recession caused millions of workers nationwide to lose their jobs in 2008 and afterward, and thousands of those losses were in Arkansas. Jonesboro, however, fared much better than other Arkansas cities during the economic downturn, and its job growth continues to be a standard-bearer in the Natural State. Jonesboro has a broad job base that includes agriculture, government jobs, medical services and other sectors that help keep it somewhat immune to national trends, said Randall Kesselring, an economics professor at Arkansas State University. The lack of a major manufacturer in the city also means the area doesn...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 13, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Two US Women Miscarry After Zika Infection, CDC Says
The women were infected with the virus after traveling abroad. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Is it safe to exercise when it's freezing outside?
Exercising in super-cold weather is usually doable, but there are a number of issues to consider first (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alzheimer's preventative drug hope
Cambridge scientists have detected a number of drugs which could help protect against Alzheimer's disease, acting like statins for the brain. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Local Zika Transmissions Confirmed in a US TerritoryLocal Zika Transmissions Confirmed in a US Territory
A CDC report noted that because the mosquito carrying the virus lives throughout Puerto Rico, the 3.5 million residents on the island, including about 37,000 pregnant women a year, are at risk. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Study finds potential biomarkers for bipolar disorders
(Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - February 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zika virus link to microcephaly 'should be proven within weeks', WHO says
Experts at the WHO say the link between the virus and birth defect is 'strongly suspected', while the association with Guillain-Barre syndrome is 'highly probable', adding the evidence should be available within weeks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scans reveal cyst on woman's ovary after doctors blamed pain on being obese
Doctors at James Paget Hospital in Norfolk discovered that a 'morbidly obese' 22-year-old woman had a huge cyst on her ovaries filled with six liters of blood-like fluid - that her GP thought was just fat. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news