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10 Questions: Dave Mittman, PA
(MedPage Today) -- How can medical professionals avoid burnout? Be as good a spouse, as good a Dad, as good a volunteer as you are a physician assistant, nurse practitioner, or physician, Dave Mittman, PA, told MedPage Today. (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - April 21, 2014 Category: American Health Source Type: news

State’s drug bill up by €60 million in 2013
Increases explained by more people on medical cards, says group (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - April 21, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer patient, 7, is given final shot to beat the disease thanks to a bone marrow transplant from his brother, 3
Chase Atkinson, three, will undergo the operation to donate his bone marrow to Kenzie, seven, next month - who will then hopefully be able to produce the white blood cells his body desperately needs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 20, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘Task Shifting’ brings Emergency Maternity Care to Burkina Faso Women - 17 April 2014
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso – Aminata Kouanda, 20, arrived at the Koupela health post, in eastern Burkina Faso, suffering complications late in her pregnancy. She faced the risk of uterine rupture and required an emergency Caesarean section, a procedure that had long been unavailable outside major urban hospitals. But thanks to 'task shifting', the movement of emergency procedures from specialists to basic health facilities, Ms. Kouanda was able to access the surgery, saving her life and that of her baby. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - April 20, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Midwives Heed Call to Save Mothers - 16 April 2014
JUBA, South Sudan – Armed with a broad smile, Jennifer Ikokole ushers expectant mothers into a makeshift tent at the sprawling Tomping civilian protection camp in South Sudan’s capital, Juba. As the current crisis takes its toll on the population, the tent serves both as a maternity ward and a maternal and child health clinic. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - April 20, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Link TV in Collaboration with UNDPI, UNFPA, UNICEF and UN Women Presents theTelevision Premiere of the UN Concert Event - 15 April 2014
New York, NY – Link TV, the American satellite television network and global content provider, in cooperation with the UN Department of Public Information (UNDPI), UN Population Fund (UNFPA), UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and United Nations Women (UNWOMEN), presents the television premiere of the United Nations concert event, RAISE YOUR VOICE TO END FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION, with Grammy Award® winning artist and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, Angélique Kidjo. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - April 20, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Harnessing the potential of Africa’s youth - 15 April 2014
UNITED NATIONS, New York – The growing number of young people in Africa could offer enormous potential gains to the continent, but only if their needs are met and their rights are fulfilled. This was the central message of leaders and public health experts at an 11 April meeting on Africa’s ‘demographic dividend’ at the United Nations Headquarters. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - April 20, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Human Rights Essential to Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health Agenda - 10 April 2014
UNITED NATIONS, New York – Human rights violations are one of the main challenges to achieving equitable, universal and sustainable access to sexual and reproductive health information and services, according to international experts gathered at a side event of the UN Commission on Population and Development. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - April 20, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Mapping a Sustainable Development Agenda for the 21st Century - 09 April 2014
UNITED NATIONS, New York – Twenty years ago in Cairo, the Programme of Action adopted at the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) articulated a bold new vision that recognized the human rights of women and young people, including their reproductive health and rights, as cornerstones of sustainable development. This week, representatives from governments, international organizations and civil society gather at the United Nations to celebrate the vision of Cairo, take stock of progress made, and lay the groundwork for the future development agenda. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - April 20, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Statement on the Philippines Supreme Court’s Decision on the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Law - 09 April 2014
UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, welcomes the decision by the Philippines Supreme Court to uphold the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012, which allows women, especially the poor and marginalized, access to reproductive health information and services, including family planning and sexuality education. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - April 20, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

The World Must Reach Those Left Behind - 08 April 2014
UNITED NATIONS, New York – The 2014 Session of the Commission on Population and Development opened on 7 April with calls to redouble efforts to promote development through strengthened reproductive health and human rights. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - April 20, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Space Station Gets Special SpaceX Easter Delivery
While children looked for Easter eggs on planet Earth, astronauts aboard the International Space Station received a gift from the Easter Dragon on Sunday. Dragon, the name of the SpaceX company’s space capsule, delivered two tons of food, gear, experiments and care packages to the six men aboard the station, the Associated Press reports. Dragon chased the space station for two days following its Friday launch from Cape Canaveral, Fla. before astronauts captured it with a robotic arm. “Gentlemen, the Easter Dragon is knocking at the door,” NASA’s Mission Control said as the capsule was locked into pl...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - April 20, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Nolan Feeney Tags: Uncategorized cape canaveral dragon Easter international space station Mission control NASA Outer Space space travel SpaceX Source Type: news

New Medicare Data Reveal Startling $496 Million Wasted On Chiropractors
Newly released Medicare data reveal that the U.S. wastes almost half a billion dollars per year on chiropractic adjustments. Chiropractic is based on pseudoscience, and its foundational principle of "subluxations" is a myth. Here's an easy way to save $500 million without hurting health care. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 20, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Steven Salzberg Source Type: news

‘Task Shifting’ brings Emergency Maternity Care to Burkina Faso Women - 17 April 2014
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso – Aminata Kouanda, 20, arrived at the Koupela health post, in eastern Burkina Faso, suffering complications late in her pregnancy. She faced the risk of uterine rupture and required an emergency Caesarean section, a procedure that had long been unavailable outside major urban hospitals. But thanks to 'task shifting', the movement of emergency procedures from specialists to basic health facilities, Ms. Kouanda was able to access the surgery, saving her life and that of her baby. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - April 20, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Midwives Heed Call to Save Mothers - 16 April 2014
JUBA, South Sudan – Armed with a broad smile, Jennifer Ikokole ushers expectant mothers into a makeshift tent at the sprawling Tomping civilian protection camp in South Sudan’s capital, Juba. As the current crisis takes its toll on the population, the tent serves both as a maternity ward and a maternal and child health clinic. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - April 20, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Link TV in Collaboration with UNDPI, UNFPA, UNICEF and UN Women Presents theTelevision Premiere of the UN Concert Event - 15 April 2014
New York, NY – Link TV, the American satellite television network and global content provider, in cooperation with the UN Department of Public Information (UNDPI), UN Population Fund (UNFPA), UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and United Nations Women (UNWOMEN), presents the television premiere of the United Nations concert event, RAISE YOUR VOICE TO END FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION, with Grammy Award® winning artist and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, Angélique Kidjo. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - April 20, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Harnessing the potential of Africa’s youth - 15 April 2014
UNITED NATIONS, New York – The growing number of young people in Africa could offer enormous potential gains to the continent, but only if their needs are met and their rights are fulfilled. This was the central message of leaders and public health experts at an 11 April meeting on Africa’s ‘demographic dividend’ at the United Nations Headquarters. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - April 20, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Human Rights Essential to Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health Agenda - 10 April 2014
UNITED NATIONS, New York – Human rights violations are one of the main challenges to achieving equitable, universal and sustainable access to sexual and reproductive health information and services, according to international experts gathered at a side event of the UN Commission on Population and Development. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - April 20, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Mapping a Sustainable Development Agenda for the 21st Century - 09 April 2014
UNITED NATIONS, New York – Twenty years ago in Cairo, the Programme of Action adopted at the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) articulated a bold new vision that recognized the human rights of women and young people, including their reproductive health and rights, as cornerstones of sustainable development. This week, representatives from governments, international organizations and civil society gather at the United Nations to celebrate the vision of Cairo, take stock of progress made, and lay the groundwork for the future development agenda. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - April 20, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Statement on the Philippines Supreme Court’s Decision on the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Law - 09 April 2014
UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, welcomes the decision by the Philippines Supreme Court to uphold the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012, which allows women, especially the poor and marginalized, access to reproductive health information and services, including family planning and sexuality education. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - April 20, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

The World Must Reach Those Left Behind - 08 April 2014
UNITED NATIONS, New York – The 2014 Session of the Commission on Population and Development opened on 7 April with calls to redouble efforts to promote development through strengthened reproductive health and human rights. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - April 20, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Family cuts added sugars from diet for entire year, discovers remarkable health benefits
(Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 20, 2014 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Self-trust and spirituality said to be essential for health
(Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 20, 2014 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Beating the blues: A yoga teacher's battle to overcome depression
ONE day Chris Holt was fine, the next life seemed like a pointless struggle. Depression can strike at any time but it can be overcome – as she discovered for herself (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 20, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Update on CoreValve Federal District Court Ruling; Court Agrees to Expedited Appeal
Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) today issued an updated statement on the recent ruling by Federal District Court of Delaware. Medtronic has asked the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to postpone the injunction until it can determine if the injunction was properly issued. The Court has not yet ruled. Medtronic also requested, and the Court agreed to, an expedited appeal of the injunction ruling, and other underlying legal issues, with the last appeal brief to be submitted by June 19. Medtronic does not believe Edwards Lifesciences, which brought the motion for a preliminary injunction, has met the standards needed for an injunctio...
Source: News from Angioplasty.Org - April 20, 2014 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

My emotional ode to recovery: How one woman escaped the depths of depression through poetry
Three months after the birth of her second child, Rachel Kelly found herself sinking into deep depression. Here she describes how her life spiralled out of control – and how she was saved by her passion for poetry. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 20, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Investigating sketchy scripts
The general public is largely unaware of what pharmacists do, besides count pills. Hamid Abbaspour, R.Ph., MBA, discusses the role pharmacists play in medication regulation and what legal obligations they have if doctors or patients abuse prescription privileges..... (Source: Sound Medicine)
Source: Sound Medicine - April 20, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Sound Medicine Source Type: news

Health news headlines
Jill Ditmire reports the latest health news headlines.... (Source: Sound Medicine)
Source: Sound Medicine - April 20, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Sound Medicine Source Type: news

My spine is crumbling... but I'm too scared to have surgery: He is blighted by back pain, yet singer Mike Crawshaw is vowing to dodge the knife - by exercising
The Overtones' singer Mike Crawshaw, 34, was diagnosed with a degenerate disc in his spine in 2008 but has turned down surgery. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 19, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cash-strapped NHS trusts are 'blocking vital heart drugs to save money'
The Atrial Fibrillation Association claims that the bodies that deliver NHS treatments are placing restrictions on use of new blood thinner drugs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 19, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The perfect bikini bottom: Our week-to-cheek guide to the skin treatments that will get you ready for the beach
Good news: 2014 is the year of the bacial. That’s the bottom facial, and there’s an astonishing variety of treatments on offer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 19, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Botox won't make you pretty: Favorite of the stars does not make you better looking
A study where pictures of women who had Botox were shown, volunteers said they now looked marginally less attractive than before. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 19, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘Task Shifting’ brings Emergency Maternity Care to Burkina Faso Women - 17 April 2014
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso – Aminata Kouanda, 20, arrived at the Koupela health post, in eastern Burkina Faso, suffering complications late in her pregnancy. She faced the risk of uterine rupture and required an emergency Caesarean section, a procedure that had long been unavailable outside major urban hospitals. But thanks to 'task shifting', the movement of emergency procedures from specialists to basic health facilities, Ms. Kouanda was able to access the surgery, saving her life and that of her baby. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - April 19, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Midwives Heed Call to Save Mothers - 16 April 2014
JUBA, South Sudan – Armed with a broad smile, Jennifer Ikokole ushers expectant mothers into a makeshift tent at the sprawling Tomping civilian protection camp in South Sudan’s capital, Juba. As the current crisis takes its toll on the population, the tent serves both as a maternity ward and a maternal and child health clinic. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - April 19, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Link TV in Collaboration with UNDPI, UNFPA, UNICEF and UN Women Presents theTelevision Premiere of the UN Concert Event - 15 April 2014
New York, NY – Link TV, the American satellite television network and global content provider, in cooperation with the UN Department of Public Information (UNDPI), UN Population Fund (UNFPA), UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and United Nations Women (UNWOMEN), presents the television premiere of the United Nations concert event, RAISE YOUR VOICE TO END FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION, with Grammy Award® winning artist and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, Angélique Kidjo. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - April 19, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Harnessing the potential of Africa’s youth - 15 April 2014
UNITED NATIONS, New York – The growing number of young people in Africa could offer enormous potential gains to the continent, but only if their needs are met and their rights are fulfilled. This was the central message of leaders and public health experts at an 11 April meeting on Africa’s ‘demographic dividend’ at the United Nations Headquarters. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - April 19, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Human Rights Essential to Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health Agenda - 10 April 2014
UNITED NATIONS, New York – Human rights violations are one of the main challenges to achieving equitable, universal and sustainable access to sexual and reproductive health information and services, according to international experts gathered at a side event of the UN Commission on Population and Development. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - April 19, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Mapping a Sustainable Development Agenda for the 21st Century - 09 April 2014
UNITED NATIONS, New York – Twenty years ago in Cairo, the Programme of Action adopted at the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) articulated a bold new vision that recognized the human rights of women and young people, including their reproductive health and rights, as cornerstones of sustainable development. This week, representatives from governments, international organizations and civil society gather at the United Nations to celebrate the vision of Cairo, take stock of progress made, and lay the groundwork for the future development agenda. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - April 19, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Statement on the Philippines Supreme Court’s Decision on the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Law - 09 April 2014
UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, welcomes the decision by the Philippines Supreme Court to uphold the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012, which allows women, especially the poor and marginalized, access to reproductive health information and services, including family planning and sexuality education. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - April 19, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

The World Must Reach Those Left Behind - 08 April 2014
UNITED NATIONS, New York – The 2014 Session of the Commission on Population and Development opened on 7 April with calls to redouble efforts to promote development through strengthened reproductive health and human rights. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - April 19, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Study: Climate Change to Blame For Worsening U.S. Wildfires
Massive, destructive wildfires have increased over the past 3o years in the western United States due to rising temperatures associated with climate change, an new study shows, and could get worse over the coming decades. The number of sizable wildfires increased by a rate of seven fires a year between 1984 and 2011, according to the study published this week in Geophysical Research Letters. The total area damaged by fire increased at a rate of nearly 90,000 acres per year. Scientists only included fires of greater than 1,000 acres in their data set in 17 Western states, using satellite data that has only been available si...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - April 19, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Sam Frizell Tags: Uncategorized climate change global warming Source Type: news

Survey Favors Medicare Pay Data Release
(MedPage Today) -- Almost three of out five readers believe Medicare's release last week of data on what it paid individual doctors was a good idea, according to results of a poll on the MedPage Today website. (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - April 19, 2014 Category: American Health Source Type: news