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WARNING: FIVE million Britons are at risk from food poisoning and THIS is why
FIVE million Britons are at risk of for poisoning from not cooking their meat properly, the Food Standards Agency has revealed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What not to say to help your teen lose weight
Does your child need help getting in shape? A leading physicians group has some advice (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weight-loss surgery might boost odds of preemie birth
Steven Reinberg, HealthDay News Mothers-to-be who've had weight-loss surgery may have increased odds for premature delivery, researchers report. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Money-saving advice for EpiPen users
Here are some tips for allergy sufferers who need these potential life-savers even as the price soars (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rotavirus infections 'greatly reduced' since vaccine
Rotavirus infections have fallen by 84% in England since a vaccine has been offered to young babies, figures from Public Health England suggest. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Barbequed rare burgers 'pose food poisoning risk'
The Food Standards Agency is warning people not to eat burgers that are pink in the middle, to avoid the risk of food poisoning at barbeques this summer. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Florida governor complains U.S. not doing enough to fight Zika
CHICAGO/MIAMI (Reuters) - Florida Governor Rick Scott said on Wednesday the federal government had so far not delivered all the Zika antibody tests and laboratory support he had requested as the state battles the spread of the virus. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Mylan Raised EpiPen ’ s Price Before the Expected Arrival of a Generic
Mylan ’ s price increases for the allergy treatment device highlight a common tactic in the industry: raising prices just before a generic competitor reaches the market. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ANDREW POLLACK Tags: Mylan Inc EpiPen Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Food and Drug Administration Sanofi SA Medical Devices Source Type: news

Avoid diet and weight talk around teens: pediatricians to parents
Parents of overweight teens and their doctors should not focus on the number on the scale because negative talk about weight can be harmful, a U.S. pediatric group says. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Clinton calls for lower price on allergy drug EpiPen
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called on pharmaceutical company Mylan NV to voluntarily drop the price of its severe allergy treatment drug EpiPen, which has increased in price by more than 400 percent in the past decade. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

World Health Organization Links 8 More Cancer Types to Excess Weight
By Stacy SimonThe International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), part of the World Health Organization, has added 8 types of cancer to those it had previously linked to being overweight or obese. The newly linked cancer types are: stomach, liver, gallbladder, pancreatic, ovarian, thyroid, multiple myeloma, and meningioma (a tumor of the lining over the brain and spinal cord).IARC also confirmed its previous conclusions, that excess weight is a risk factor for cancers of the esophagus, colon and rectum, breast (in postmenopausal women), kidney, and endometrium. IARC also said being overweight or obese may raise the ris...
Source: American Cancer Society :: News and Features - August 25, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Diet/Exercise/Weight Source Type: news

Awkward Target for Outrage Over EpiPen: A Senator ’ s Daughter
Heather Bresch, the chief executive of Mylan, which raised the price of EpiPens, is the daughter of Senator Joe Manchin III of West Virginia. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: EMMARIE HUETTEMAN Tags: Manchin, Joe III Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Mylan Inc Heather Bresch Medical Devices Klobuchar, Amy Shkreli, Martin (1983- ) Epinephrine (Drug) Source Type: news

Costa Rica registers first microcephaly birth linked to Zika
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (Reuters) - Costa Rica has registered its first case of a baby born with microcephaly linked to the mosquito-borne Zika virus, the country's health ministry said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Bio2 Medical wins FDA clearance for embolism-snaring Angel catheter
BiO2 Medical said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its Angel Catheter designed for pulmonary embolism protection by trapping clinically significant pulmonary emboli. The Golden, Colo.-based company said the clearance includes a 1st ever prophylactic indication to protect critically ill patients at high risk for pulmonary embolism and are contraindicated for anticoagulation. “We are excited to enter into this new commercial phase and to have the opportunity to fulfill our company’s mission to improve patient outcomes by offering our life-saving product to the American public. The transition to a successful...
Source: Mass Device - August 25, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blood Management Catheters Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Vascular BiO2 Medical Source Type: news

Clinton proposes new federal fund to combat Zika virus
It would help federal agencies and local hospital systems respond faster and more aggressively (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Middle East, North Africa conflicts threaten two decades of health gains: research
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Arab Spring uprising and subsequent conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa have lowered life expectancy in countries such as Syria, Yemen, Tunisia and Egypt, jeopardizing two decades of health gains, experts said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Heart Disease Still Tops Causes of Death
(MedPage Today) -- Cancer continuing to close gap (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - August 25, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Senior Years May Truly Be Golden for Happiness
Researchers find people get less stressed and are more content as they age (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meeting Announcement » Transcranial Electric Stimulation: Mechanisms, Technology and Therapeutic Applications
This one and a half day workshop will focus on critically assessing the use and potential of noninvasive neuromodulation techniques (specifically tDCS, tACS, and tRNS), and will identify research needs for optimizing protocols and further developing therapeutic applications. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - August 25, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Research Shows Links Between Obesity and 8 Additional Cancers
Excess fat linked to cancers including gastric, liver and ovarian cancer. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

EpiPen cost soars, but it's not the only drug price hike
A new paper reveals that Americans are spending about 20% more on prescription drugs now compared to just a few years ago. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heroin laced with elephant tranquilizer hits the streets
The American heroin epidemic has become more dangerous, as reports of heroin laced with carfentanil are being reported throughout the country. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Traumatized Syrians Go Online for Mental Health Care
New program works to help get mental health care to those in need. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Could this ethnic group hold a key to longer life?
New research looks at the genetic factors that may help Latinos age more slowly than others (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acadian Ambulance First Responders Rise to the Challenge of Historic Louisiana Flooding
After 45 years of service, Acadian Ambulance is no stranger to responding to natural or man-made disasters. However, the physical and emotional toll brought on by these disasters never lessens. The public relies on first responders more than ever; the job must always go on. When the rain began early on Friday, Aug. 12, we quickly realized this was not just another summer storm. Within a few hours, we began activating extra ambulance crews to assist with heavy emergency call loads. Boat rescues were already underway by residents who would become known nationally as the Cajun Navy. Within 24 hours, Acadian was operating in f...
Source: JEMS Operations - August 24, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Caitlin Sonnier, Acadian Companies Tags: Major Incidents Ambulances & Vehicle Ops Source Type: news

Here's Looking Achoo! Debunking The Sneeze
Let's look deeper into your nose and all of its mysteries, shall we? Are you a snatiator? And does tweezing your eyebrows really make you sneeze? (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - August 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurel Dalrymple Source Type: news

Watch: A Slow-Motion Sneeze Looks A Lot Like Breathing Fire
What happens when you let loose with a juicy one? A lab of MIT mathematicians and physicists is taking a close look, with the goal of improving public health. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - August 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rae Ellen Bichell Source Type: news

Regular nibbling on nuts linked to low inflammation
(Reuters Health) - Eating a handful of nuts five times per week may reduce inflammation, a condition that contributes to heart disease, diabetes and many other chronic illnesses, say the authors of a recent U.S. study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news