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  1. Pin-prick meningitis test could be available within five yearsWed, 31 Aug 2016 18:48:53 GMT
    The new test, developed by a team at Imperial College London, is a major breakthrough in the rapid diagnosis of meningitis and sepsis in children. If made available through the NHS, it could allow treatment to begin much earlier, saving hundreds of lives and reducing the risk of life-changing after-effects. More...
  2. I would not take malaria drug Lariam, says ex-Army headWed, 31 Aug 2016 09:44:49 GMT
    Lord Dannatt said his son Bertie had suffered mental health problems after taking two doses of Lariam before visiting Africa A former head of the Army has admitted he would not take a controversial anti-malarial drug as he apologised to troops who took it while under his command. And while it is not the main anti-malarial drug used by the armed forces, at least 17,368 personnel were prescribed it at least once between the start of April 2007 and the end of March 2015. More...
  3. Nineteen NHS trusts to review chemotherapy over high death ratesWed, 31 Aug 2016 07:35:24 GMT
    Nineteen hospital trusts have been told to review their cancer treatment after data showed that too many patients died within a month of receiving chemotherapy. http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/article35009603.ece/a9e9b/AUTOCROP/h342/PANews%20BT_P-75718b70-95fa-467f-80f7-6b92bc016cde_I1.jpg A consultant analysing a mammogram, as research found that 2.5% of patients with breast cancer who had chemotherapy died within 30 days Nineteen hospital trusts have been told to review their cancer treatment after data showed that too many patients died within a month of receiving chemotherapy. More...
  4. More Wed, 31 Aug 2016 05:21:36 GMT
    When looking at 2013 insurance claims from nearly 1.5 million adults with commercial insurance, researchers found that just under 8% of people had received "low-value services," with the research defined as providing little value to patients, given all the costs and alternatives. Those medical services can include hormone tests for thyroid problems, X-rays or MRI scans for lower-back pain, and brain scans for uncomplicated headaches, according to the study, published Monday. More...
  5. Selena Gomez taking time off for health reasonsWed, 31 Aug 2016 00:46:54 GMT
    Selena Gomez is taking time off to deal with issues stemming from her Lupus. "I've discovered that anxiety, panic attacks and depression can be side effects of Lupus, which can present their own challenges," Gomez said in a statement to CNN. More...
  6. Novartis wins Us Ok for biosimilar version of Amgen's EnbrelWed, 31 Aug 2016 00:46:53 GMT
    U.S. regulators have approved the first near-copy of Enbrel, drugmaker Amgen's pricey biologic medicine for treating rheumatoid arthritis and other immune system disorders. The follow-up version of Enbrel, dubbed Erelzi, was developed by Swiss drug giant Novartis, which would not disclose the planned list price for Erelzi. More...
  7. Chipotle's latest freebie: Kids eat free on SundaysTue, 30 Aug 2016 19:54:03 GMT
    This Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, file photo shows the sign of a Chipotle restaurant in Hialeah, Fla. Chipotle is offering free kid's meals on Sundays during the month of September 2016, another attempt to lure back customers spooked by a series of food scares. More...
  8. Zika around the world: Where do we stand?Tue, 30 Aug 2016 19:54:02 GMT
    Moving from Africa to French Polynesia to Central and South America, the disease is now active in the United States and Asia, and is likely to continue to spread. Zika arrives in a country via the bloodstreams of globe-trotting vacationers and businesspeople, all returning home from areas where Zika is actively circulating. More...
Back Pain News
  1. 6 Ways Collagen Does Your Body GoodWed, 31 Aug 2016 08:00:15 -0500
    Collagen plays an important role in the growth, health, and physical maintenance of our body. Collagen is the main structural protein in connective tissue as found in ligaments and tendons. However collagen can have a positive impact on your other elements of your body in addition to tendons and ligaments. More...
  2. Price, Value, And AgingFri, 26 Aug 2016 06:35:16 -0500
    Warren Buffett says that price is what you pay; value is what you get. Taking these words of wisdom, how do price and value relate to living longer, better. Read on if this is of interest to you. More...
  3. How To Age Gracefully!Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:33:28 -0500
    We often complain to God in old age. Let's think of those, who were not lucky enough to reach the old age. Thank God therefore, for His blessings. There will be health issues, and loneliness in old age. We have to deal with them proactively, and be a winner. We don't have a choice. It is like a war against boredom, and losing one's identity in old age in society. We can enjoy old age if we are self-sufficient emotionally, financially, and socially. We need to have a balanced view of life. More...
  4. Compelling Reasons Why To Use The Best Face Cream For Aging SkinTue, 23 Aug 2016 07:30:47 -0500
    As we advance in age, our skin starts encountering problems like dryness, wrinkles, fine lines, uneven tone, and other imperfections. This is because the needs of the mature skin are different from the skin we have in our teenage and early 20s. It needs an anti-aging cream and not a regular moisturizer. More...
  5. Olympics LeftoverThu, 18 Aug 2016 06:32:13 -0500
    One of the main lessons from the Olympics is the need to be fit. Fitness plays a big part in the lives of most people. This article focuses on 'oldies'. More...
  6. Anti Aging Foods: Eat Healthy To Live Young!Mon, 15 Aug 2016 13:34:46 -0500
    Getting a smooth and a radiant skin is not that difficult anymore. The markets are of full of creams and lotions, bragging about how awesome they are. But, are they really? The truth is some do work and most of them don't. If, such is the case then the real question is, what is it that you need to do to keep your skin young, healthy and radiant? More...
Back Pain News
  1. 6 Ways Collagen Does Your Body GoodWed, 31 Aug 2016 08:00:15 -0500
    Collagen plays an important role in the growth, health, and physical maintenance of our body. Collagen is the main structural protein in connective tissue as found in ligaments and tendons. However collagen can have a positive impact on your other elements of your body in addition to tendons and ligaments. More...
  2. Price, Value, And AgingFri, 26 Aug 2016 06:35:16 -0500
    Warren Buffett says that price is what you pay; value is what you get. Taking these words of wisdom, how do price and value relate to living longer, better. Read on if this is of interest to you. More...
  3. How To Age Gracefully!Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:33:28 -0500
    We often complain to God in old age. Let's think of those, who were not lucky enough to reach the old age. Thank God therefore, for His blessings. There will be health issues, and loneliness in old age. We have to deal with them proactively, and be a winner. We don't have a choice. It is like a war against boredom, and losing one's identity in old age in society. We can enjoy old age if we are self-sufficient emotionally, financially, and socially. We need to have a balanced view of life. More...
  4. Compelling Reasons Why To Use The Best Face Cream For Aging SkinTue, 23 Aug 2016 07:30:47 -0500
    As we advance in age, our skin starts encountering problems like dryness, wrinkles, fine lines, uneven tone, and other imperfections. This is because the needs of the mature skin are different from the skin we have in our teenage and early 20s. It needs an anti-aging cream and not a regular moisturizer. More...
  5. Olympics LeftoverThu, 18 Aug 2016 06:32:13 -0500
    One of the main lessons from the Olympics is the need to be fit. Fitness plays a big part in the lives of most people. This article focuses on 'oldies'. More...
  6. Anti Aging Foods: Eat Healthy To Live Young!Mon, 15 Aug 2016 13:34:46 -0500
    Getting a smooth and a radiant skin is not that difficult anymore. The markets are of full of creams and lotions, bragging about how awesome they are. But, are they really? The truth is some do work and most of them don't. If, such is the case then the real question is, what is it that you need to do to keep your skin young, healthy and radiant? More...
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Health News
  1. FDA warns of fatal risks from mixing opioids and sedativesWed, 31 Aug 2016 18:33:00 GMT
    Health officials are warnings doctors and patients about the potentially fatal consequences of mixing prescription painkillers and popular sedatives like Valium and Xanax, which can lead to breathing problems, coma and death. More...
  2. Egypt parliament toughens penalties for female circumcisionWed, 31 Aug 2016 16:43:00 GMT
    Egypt's parliament has toughened penalties for female genital mutilation, adopting amendments that punish perpetrators with up to 15 years in prison if a child dies and up to seven years for carrying the procedure. More...
  3. Study: Ohio's abortion pill law led to worse health outcomesWed, 31 Aug 2016 16:35:00 GMT
    A study suggests Ohio's restrictions on the so-called abortion pill led to a higher rate of side effects, more doctor visits and additional medical treatment for patients. More...
  4. Hepatitis A from Egyptian berries infects 50 in 4 statesWed, 31 Aug 2016 16:24:00 GMT
    A hepatitis A outbreak linked to Egyptian strawberries has grown to more than 50 cases in four states. More...
  5. Stem-cell doctor did surgeries with 'inadequate' proofWed, 31 Aug 2016 16:18:00 GMT
    An independent commission investigating Italian stem cell scientist Dr. Paolo Macchiarini, whose work was once considered revolutionary, says there were numerous problems in how he treated patients and that the scientific basis for his work was "inadequate." More...
  6. Florida football player befriends autistic boy at lunchWed, 31 Aug 2016 16:01:00 GMT
    Bo Paske doesnt mind eating alone at lunch, as he does most days, but on Tuesday, he had a special tablemate a Florida State University football player. More...
  7. Woman allegedly murdered husband by plugging his noseWed, 31 Aug 2016 15:24:00 GMT
    A retired nurse in Florida is accused of killing her husband while he lay in his hospital bed. More...
CNN Health
  1. 'How dare you ... let our kids play in lead and arsenic soil,' Indiana mom saysWed, 31 Aug 2016 19:33:36 GMT
    Imagine getting a letter from a federal agency saying that your yard is exposing your children to an invisible poison that is known to decrease IQ. Then, you find out the agency tested for this toxic substance more than a year and a half ago, but the results are just now being delivered to you. And you learn that your 2-year-old shows blood-lead levels 6.6 times above the upper level of concern set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That nightmare is Shantel Allen's reality. More...
  2. Lead poisoning forces Indiana residents out of homesWed, 31 Aug 2016 03:17:19 GMT
    Hundreds of people were advised to relocate because of the elevated levels of lead in the soil in East Chicago, Indiana. The EPA has only recently released test results that were obtained in December 2014. CNN's Rosa Flores has the details. More...
  3. How to test for lead in your home water supplyWed, 10 Feb 2016 13:51:26 GMT
    The water crisis in Flint, Michigan, may have you asking, "Does my home's water contain lead?" More...
  4. Why lead is so dangerous for childrenMon, 01 Feb 2016 15:22:28 GMT
    It's a mantra repeated by doctors all over the world: There is no safe amount of lead. More...
  5. Your dog understands what you're saying, sort ofThu, 01 Sep 2016 01:20:13 GMT
    Dog brains separate what we say from how we say it, a new MRI study suggests. More...
  6. Kratom to join heroin, LSD on Schedule I drug listWed, 31 Aug 2016 17:24:14 GMT
    Beginning September 30, kratom will be considered a Schedule I drug, a substance that has "no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse," the Drug Enforcement Administration announced today. More...
Pain Management News
  1. An All Natural Alternative To NSAIDSMon, 29 Aug 2016 14:59:45 -0500
    Looking for an all natural alternative to NSAIDS for your pain relief? Consider hemp CBD supplements and topicals (applied to the skin). In June 2015, the FDA reviewed new safety information on prescription and OTC NSAIDS, and strengthened the warning labels of non-aspirin NSAIDS. Reviews revealed an increased risk of heart failure with the use of NSAIDS and potential heart-related side effects. Hemp CBD-infused products are a great all natural alternative for pain management and effective supplements to optimize your lifestyle. More...
  2. Knee Replacement! 5 Things You Must to Do Before the SurgeryWed, 27 Jul 2016 07:09:04 -0500
    The article addresses the five most crucial things patients who are considering a knee replacement surgery should do before they go under the knife. These are how to chose the right surgeon for the job, the questions that must be answered, pre surgery prep and the Dos and Don'ts before the surgery. More...
  3. Eliminate Pain and Prevent InjuryTue, 26 Jul 2016 08:30:07 -0500
    Focus on self-care through awareness and application of self-massage, stretches, and exercises that restore optimal function and well-being. Enjoy good posture and body mechanics through recognition of faulty movement patterns and restoration of pain free mobility via simple myofascial release techniques. More...
  4. Asthi Jivak Ayurvedic Knee Pain TreatmentMon, 25 Jul 2016 14:41:32 -0500
    Ayurveda is an ancient form of Indian medicine that has citation to almost every disease condition that could happen to a human being along with its treatment modules and prevention protocols. Ayurvedic system of medicine is based on the divine knowledge of sages who lived years back and their tremendous and in depth exploration of the nature and functions of the human body. More...
  5. Imperative Advantages of Sandhi Sudha PlusFri, 22 Jul 2016 07:27:09 -0500
    Joint pain has been a problem for a number of people owing to metabolic disorders and lifestyle changes. Those who are obese tend to get problems in their knees, back and legs. People who sit in the office table for long hours develop neck and shoulder pain. Sandhi Sudha comes as a rescue to address all these joint ailments. More...
  6. Flat Feet And How To Buy The Best ShoesTue, 19 Jul 2016 13:30:52 -0500
    By looking at your foot arch, you can tell whether you have flat feet or not. When the arch is fallen or flat, the entire foot tends to make contact with the floor. A wet foot test can also help you determine whether you have flat feet. Flat feet result from longitudinal arch development, but it can also be as a result of health problems or injury. People with flat feet tend to be more prone to injuries because of lack of support to the upper part of the body but this is not a condition that requires surgery. More...