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  1. Federal judge strikes down Texas abortion banFri, 24 Nov 2017 00:45:04 GMT
    On Wednesday, US District Judge Lee Yeakel overturned Texas Senate Bill 8 -- which was passed earlier this year and banned doctors from performing dilation and evacuation abortions. "That a woman may make the decision to have an abortion before a fetus may survive outside her womb is solely and exclusively the woman's decision. More...
  2. Displaced Puerto Ricans face obstacles getting health careThu, 23 Nov 2017 20:13:30 GMT
    The federal government has granted people affected by the devastating hurricanes that wracked coastal states and Puerto Rico 15 extra days to sign up for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Many of those Americans have complicated questions about whether the Medicaid or Medicare coverage they had in Puerto Rico will shift with them to their new locations. More...
  3. Canadian initiative fuelled by Terry Fox's dream may be only hope for youngThu, 23 Nov 2017 15:37:53 GMT
    Seeing children suffering with cancer when he was being treated himself broke Terry Fox's heart and inspired his Marathon of Hope. Now, those efforts have fuelled a unique initiative to give kids and young adults across the country a chance to live when there are few, if any, treatment options left. More...
  4. Congress may improve access to integrated care for dialysis patientsThu, 23 Nov 2017 11:13:12 GMT
    More than 700,000 people in the U.S. suffer from end-stage renal disease , also known as kidney failure. These patients often cope with multiple chronic illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease and depression. More...
  5. Navy Veteran Thankful To Be Charting a Course to Asthma ReliefThu, 23 Nov 2017 11:13:11 GMT
    Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for friends, family and good health in your life. If you are one of 25 million Americans affected by asthma1, you might not be feeling so grateful if you're unable to find relief from your symptoms. More...
  6. US judge strikes down Texas measure to limit second-trimester abortionsThu, 23 Nov 2017 09:01:15 GMT
    A US district judge on Wednesday struck down parts of a Texas law that would ban the most common type of second-trimester abortions in the state, after plaintiffs argued the procedure was safe, legal and necessary for women's health. US District Judge Lee Yeakel in Austin issued a permanent injunction against the provisions that were in legislation known as Senate Bill 8 and set to take effect this year, saying they "are facially unconstitutional." More...
  7. Corrie fans praise Robert and Michelle for promoting cancer checksThu, 23 Nov 2017 04:43:23 GMT
    The character, played by Tristan Gemmill, received some bad news after he reluctantly relented to a check, following encouragement from partner Michelle Connor . But he was left dismayed in Wednesday night's episode of the ITV soap when the doctor informed him that the lump he had found could be malignant and recommended immediate surgery. More...
  8. Toronto's St. Michael's Hospital says it plans to create 'world's leading' MS centreThu, 23 Nov 2017 00:31:00 GMT
    St. Michael's Hospital says the BARLO MS Centre will occupy the entire top two floors - about 2,300 square metres - of a 17-storey tower under construction at the downtown Toronto facility. The hospital says it already has the largest multiple sclerosis clinic in Canada, with about 7,000 patients, and is home to some of the world's leading MS clinicians and researchers. More...
Back Pain News
  1. Your Secret Is OutWed, 22 Nov 2017 15:41:05 -0600
    It's a strange thing, but most people desire the same thing. That is, they're all seeking a satisfying life. The main issue seems to be that everyone's definition of satisfaction differed: there is no one accepted definition of satisfaction. This article won't define for you what satisfaction actually is but it will get you thinking about leading a satisfactory life. More...
  2. Combining Botox Dermal Fillers & Anti-Ageing Skin Treatments for Fresher, Younger Looking SkinWed, 22 Nov 2017 07:25:52 -0600
    From the moment we're born, we begin to age. The effects of lifestyle choices, environmental factors and advancing years all eventually begin to show on our face. Understanding how and why we age helps us to plan how we look after our facial appearance, and which treatments will help reduce the signs of ageing. More...
  3. Matrixyl 3000 & Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 Peptides Puts The Power Of Youth At Your FingertipsTue, 21 Nov 2017 13:37:53 -0600
    Peptides are the biggest rage in anti-aging skin care, however due to their high cost, the effects of most peptide creams are minimal because they lack the proper amount of ingredients. Since our skin consists mostly of collagen, that which gives it suppleness and support, as we age we lose collagen and our skin becomes thin and wrinkled. Collagen is a protein in the flesh and connective tissues. It is the main component of connective tissue, and is the most abundant protein, making up about 25% to 35% of the whole-body protein content. Collagen, in the form of elongated fibrils, is mostly found in fibrous tissues such as tendon, ligament and skin - the fibroblast is the most common cell which creates collagen. Fibroblast is a type of cell that synthesizes the extracellular "matrix" and collagen. The main function of fibroblasts is to maintain the structural integrity of connective tissues by continuously secreting precursors of the extracellular matrix. Fibroblasts secrete the precursors of all the components of the extracellular matrix, primarily the ground substance and a variety of fibers. More...
  4. How To Improve Your SpeechmakingTue, 14 Nov 2017 20:58:55 -0600
    Speaking in public seems to be feared by many people. And, given that we're all called on to speak in public at some time, being prepared for that BIG event should not be put on the back burner. This article will be of interest to those getting started as well as the experienced speaker. More...
  5. How To Defy The Aging Process And Come Out A WinnerFri, 10 Nov 2017 10:29:21 -0600
    As far as growing old gracefully, I have decided to gracefully defy the creeping process with finesse. Now you can too. More...
  6. Botox Treatment To Help Keep The Face Looking Younger And Wrinkle FreeWed, 08 Nov 2017 07:22:21 -0600
    Ageing affects every area of the body, but of all the changes that occur, the changes in the face are the most obvious. Wrinkles and fine lines are the most common signs of ageing which form through smiling, squinting, smoking, and any other repeated facial movement. More...
Back Pain News
  1. Your Secret Is OutWed, 22 Nov 2017 15:41:05 -0600
    It's a strange thing, but most people desire the same thing. That is, they're all seeking a satisfying life. The main issue seems to be that everyone's definition of satisfaction differed: there is no one accepted definition of satisfaction. This article won't define for you what satisfaction actually is but it will get you thinking about leading a satisfactory life. More...
  2. Combining Botox Dermal Fillers & Anti-Ageing Skin Treatments for Fresher, Younger Looking SkinWed, 22 Nov 2017 07:25:52 -0600
    From the moment we're born, we begin to age. The effects of lifestyle choices, environmental factors and advancing years all eventually begin to show on our face. Understanding how and why we age helps us to plan how we look after our facial appearance, and which treatments will help reduce the signs of ageing. More...
  3. Matrixyl 3000 & Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 Peptides Puts The Power Of Youth At Your FingertipsTue, 21 Nov 2017 13:37:53 -0600
    Peptides are the biggest rage in anti-aging skin care, however due to their high cost, the effects of most peptide creams are minimal because they lack the proper amount of ingredients. Since our skin consists mostly of collagen, that which gives it suppleness and support, as we age we lose collagen and our skin becomes thin and wrinkled. Collagen is a protein in the flesh and connective tissues. It is the main component of connective tissue, and is the most abundant protein, making up about 25% to 35% of the whole-body protein content. Collagen, in the form of elongated fibrils, is mostly found in fibrous tissues such as tendon, ligament and skin - the fibroblast is the most common cell which creates collagen. Fibroblast is a type of cell that synthesizes the extracellular "matrix" and collagen. The main function of fibroblasts is to maintain the structural integrity of connective tissues by continuously secreting precursors of the extracellular matrix. Fibroblasts secrete the precursors of all the components of the extracellular matrix, primarily the ground substance and a variety of fibers. More...
  4. How To Improve Your SpeechmakingTue, 14 Nov 2017 20:58:55 -0600
    Speaking in public seems to be feared by many people. And, given that we're all called on to speak in public at some time, being prepared for that BIG event should not be put on the back burner. This article will be of interest to those getting started as well as the experienced speaker. More...
  5. How To Defy The Aging Process And Come Out A WinnerFri, 10 Nov 2017 10:29:21 -0600
    As far as growing old gracefully, I have decided to gracefully defy the creeping process with finesse. Now you can too. More...
  6. Botox Treatment To Help Keep The Face Looking Younger And Wrinkle FreeWed, 08 Nov 2017 07:22:21 -0600
    Ageing affects every area of the body, but of all the changes that occur, the changes in the face are the most obvious. Wrinkles and fine lines are the most common signs of ageing which form through smiling, squinting, smoking, and any other repeated facial movement. More...
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Health News
  1. Why many pregnant women aren't screened for deadly skin cancersFri, 24 Nov 2017 12:00:00 GMT
    A new report finds that swaths of pregnant women are having to wait too long for treatment of deadly melanoma. The lag puts not just one, but two lives at risk. More...
  2. Holiday party leftovers: What to keep and what to tossFri, 24 Nov 2017 11:00:00 GMT
    Q&A with Dr. Manny: I just had a big holiday party, are there any leftovers I shouldnt keep to avoid getting sick? More...
  3. Abortion rates in US hit historic low, CDC report findsThu, 23 Nov 2017 13:15:00 GMT
    Abortion rates in the United States have fallen to a historic low, according to the latest data compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More...
  4. Paramedics grant patient's last wish: one final beach dayThu, 23 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT
    A palliative care patient in Queensland, Australia, had a final wish: to see the ocean one more time before she died. More...
  5. Toddler receives kidney transplant after initial procedure stalled over dad's probation violation, family saysThu, 23 Nov 2017 03:15:00 GMT
    A toddler who was born without kidneys finally received a life-saving transplant on Wednesday, more than a month after his initial procedure was stalled when his father a perfect match for him violated his probation, the boys mother revealed. More...
  6. How to avoid listeria and other diseases while flying for the holidaysWed, 22 Nov 2017 17:53:00 GMT
    Close to 50 million Americans traveled for Thanksgiving last year. If you're on a plane for the holidays, here's some tips on how to avoid getting sick More...
  7. Baby born 5 weeks early shares birthday with mom, grandmaWed, 22 Nov 2017 16:59:00 GMT
    A newborns Nov. 19 arrival marked a special date in his familys calendar for a number of reasons, including that he now shares a birth with his mother and maternal grandmother. More...
CNN Health
  1. How long can you eat those leftovers?Mon, 21 Nov 2016 05:39:32 GMT
    Deep in the recesses of most people's refrigerators lives a half-eaten bottle of salsa, some takeout Chinese food and last week's chicken dinner. Pulling one of those things out, you wonder: Can I eat it? Is it safe? A lot of commercially prepared items, such as sauces and condiments, have best-buy dates on the packaging to ensure flavor, not safety, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. More...
  2. Where Thanksgiving calories hide -- and how to burn them offMon, 23 Nov 2015 12:50:55 GMT
    When you sit down to a traditional Thanksgiving meal, the cards will be stacked against your diet. Those favorite dishes are just so high in calories -- hello, stuffing and sweet potato casserole! -- and there are just so many of them, it can seem impossible not to splurge. More...
  3. 9 Thanksgiving dishes that can pile on the caloriesMon, 23 Nov 2015 13:37:12 GMT
    Do you really know what's on your Thanksgiving plate? Here's a breakdown of the delicious calories you might be enjoying at dinner. More...
  4. Smell the 'roses' of thankfulnessThu, 23 Nov 2017 09:22:09 GMT
    A fun family tradition can increase awareness of things you and your kids appreciate: friends, family, teachers, activities, even possessions. More...
  5. How heritage turkeys are changing ThanksgivingThu, 23 Nov 2017 14:05:53 GMT
    What exactly are heritage turkeys? Here are the qualifications for a turkey to have the "heritage" title, and why some of us are going gaga to gobble them up. In the US, there are more than 14,000 heritage turkeys. More...
  6. Losing the stars: Light pollution rising rapidlyFri, 24 Nov 2017 14:37:59 GMT
    Artificial lighting at night is contributing to an alarming increase in light pollution, both in amount and in brightness, affecting places all over the world, a new study has found. More...
Pain Management News
  1. So What Works? Which Approaches Effectively Relieve Pain?Fri, 10 Nov 2017 10:21:57 -0600
    With studies of alternative healing in such an imperfect state, how can we evaluate what works? Fortunately, just as Richard Feynman noted, we can learn about energy even when our study is limited. For holistic practice, that means moving from serially trying things with the label "holistic" to pursuing demonstrable, comprehensive approaches to health and healing. More...
  2. What IS Pain? You May Be Surprised - I Know I WasTue, 07 Nov 2017 11:10:22 -0600
    What causes pain? Turns out, we don't have pain receptors -- the brain takes information from the cells and "interprets" pain, both where it's felt and how much. When the brain gets this wrong, chronic pain sets in. More...
  3. Are You in Pain? You Aren't AloneMon, 06 Nov 2017 10:30:14 -0600
    Nearly 1 in 3 Americans suffer chronic pain, and over half of these people say they have little or no ability to control their pain. And yet, even people with the most severe pain still rate their overall health as "good" -- meaning there's no reason they should heal. Instead, they turn to opioids and NSAIDS, ironically increasing pain sensitivity and slowly destroying internal organs. This is why over 30% of adults use alternative medicine each year. But it's not the fault of the doctors - it's the nature of pain itself. More...
  4. Relieve Chronic Neck Pain Caused By Stress With These Easy StepsThu, 02 Nov 2017 15:14:12 -0500
    Experiencing too much stress and anxiety can literally be a pain in the neck. When you go through tension and stress, it becomes evident in the body by emerging as tense and rigid muscles or a headache. The part of the body that is most affected when you experience chronic stress and tension is the neck. Ease your neck pain by carrying out these easy steps. More...
  5. How to Alleviate Pain With a Knee BraceMon, 16 Oct 2017 13:52:08 -0500
    The knee is the human body's most complex joint. It is comprised of bone and cartilage along with ligaments and other multilayered structures. This increases the opportunities for injury. The elderly experience knee pain throughout the year due to osteoporosis, joint degeneration and other reasons. More...
  6. Here's How To Manage Stress And Anxiety Including Muscle Tension Relief With Natural RemediesMon, 09 Oct 2017 20:00:08 -0500
    Mindfulness training today isn't quite as popular, yet, but the trend is picking up speed rapidly, and is a great path for how to treat stress, and other tension related problems. Mindfulness training with breathing meditation, in particular, is appearing more and more now in the west. But there are other therapies that are exercise related that we don't want to count out, and the evidence for managing stress and anxiety is really, sure fire. A research study in the JAMA Internal Medicine review found that mindfulness training for natural remedies for stress helped heal things like worrying too much, poor sleep, and confusion and irritability. So, that said, prior to you running out to your nearest pharmacist for how to treat stress, can I suggest that you initially try these methods as they handle tension in an extremely basic way? More...