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  • newFlu Activity Up, Some Schools Closing

    Flu Activity Up, Some Schools Closing

    Flu season is ramping up, according to the CDC, which is reporting widespread flu activity in 14 states, including much of the U.S. mid-Atlantic region and several Southern states.
    - 2 hours ago, 17 Dec 14, 10:53pm -
  • newChildren With Eczema: How to Stop the Scratching

    Children With Eczema: How to Stop the Scratching

    Children with eczema who scratch the itchy skin can actually make the condition worse. Try these tips from WebMD to help your child stop scratching.
    - 2 hours ago, 17 Dec 14, 10:52pm -

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YouTube: Mayo Clinic

Designing for Consequence
Lorna Ross, Director of Design at the Center for Innovation at Mayo Clinic, discusses how design can be used as an agent for change in complex systems such as health care.
- 5 hours ago, 17 Dec 14, 8:07pm -
Weekly Headlines 12.17.14
-Healthy holiday eating-Breast cancer and tamoxifen therapy-Sleep tips
- 8 hours ago, 17 Dec 14, 5:07pm -
Women's Wellness: Is the way I’m doing holidays working for me?
Just take a look at the magazine rack at your local grocery store. Women are being instructed to make the perfect meal, decorate the home, buy the perfect gifts- all this pressure for perfection. This societal pressure is strong and research shows wo…
- 1 day ago, 16 Dec 14, 4:40pm -
Myeloproliferative Neoplasms Update 2015 - Mayo Clinic
In this first video in the series, Myeloproliferative Neoplasms 2015 - Mayo Clinic, http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSWR1ylG_6JZKr0ChD4N_8MJ3g3FnF08S, Ruben Mesa, M.D., professor and hematologist at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, discusses the treatme…
- 1 day ago, 16 Dec 14, 4:36pm -
Essential Thrombocythemia Update 2015 - Mayo Clinic
In this final video in the series, Myeloproliferative Neoplasms 2015, http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSWR1ylG_6JZKr0ChD4N_8MJ3g3FnF08S, Ruben Mesa, M.D., professor and hematologist at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, discusses updates on the treatment…
- 1 day ago, 16 Dec 14, 4:36pm -
Myelofibrosis Update 2015 - Mayo Clinic
In this second video in the series, Myeloproliferative Neoplasms 2015, http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSWR1ylG_6JZKr0ChD4N_8MJ3g3FnF08S, Ruben Mesa, M.D., professor and hematologist at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, discusses the treatment and manage…
- 1 day ago, 16 Dec 14, 4:36pm -

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  • newVIDEO: Smoking in cars 'harmful for children'

    VIDEO: Smoking in cars 'harmful for children'

    A scientist who has studied the effects smoking in cars has on children, says it is almost as harmful as smoking indoors, because of the enclosed space.
    - 1 hour ago, 17 Dec 14, 11:44pm -
  • newCancer bungle 'down to incompetence'

    Cancer bungle 'down to incompetence'

    Inaccuracies in a hospital's cancer waiting times figures were caused by managerial incompetence rather than bullying of staff, investigators find.
    - 7 hours ago, 17 Dec 14, 6:21pm -
  • newS Leone houses searched for Ebola

    S Leone houses searched for Ebola

    Sierra Leone starts house-to-house searches in the capital Freetown to find hidden cases of Ebola, at the same time restricting shop opening hours.
    - 8 hours ago, 17 Dec 14, 5:01pm -

Forbes healthcare news

  • newNew Devices May Bring Improved Treatment To Stroke Patients
    A large new trial provides the first substantial evidence that new devices can improve the outcome of patients who have acute ischemic stroke. Earlier, less sophisticated versions of the devices had produced disappointing results in clinical trials.…
    - 4 hours ago, 17 Dec 14, 9:05pm -
  • newWhat Will Pharma Do When There Are No More Mega Mergers? (Part 2)
    In Part 1 of this article, we examined the nature of five hyper-concurrent paradigm shifts affecting Pharmaceutical manufacturers. Now we have to consider what pharmaceutical companies can do in the face of such changes that force them to look beyond…
    - 7 hours ago, 17 Dec 14, 5:40pm -
  • newNew Eye Tracking Technology Promising As Biomarker For Brain Injury And Function
    Using a new technology which tracks eye movements of patients viewing music videos just under four minutes, researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center have developed a new way to assess the location and impact of a brain injury.
    - 9 hours ago, 17 Dec 14, 4:27pm -
  • newHow Healthy Food Could Make You Fat
    Have you ever eaten a healthy meal, maybe some brown rice and stir-fried veggies, and found yourself ready for another meal just a short while later? Or, more often couldn’t overcome a hankering for a satisfying dessert to top off (and undermine th…
    - 11 hours ago, 17 Dec 14, 1:58pm -
  • newYoga May Reduce Risk Factors Of Heart Disease, Study Finds
    Yoga may be just as good for the heart as walking and biking.
    - 11 hours ago, 17 Dec 14, 1:58pm -
  • newESPN Segment Shows That Wearables Like Fitbit Aren't True Health Devices Yet
    My last Forbes.com post, about an industry analyst, an academic researcher and even a vendor executive throwing cold water on some of the hype surrounding wearable technology, struck a nerve inside the burgeoning world of digital health.
    - 11 hours ago, 17 Dec 14, 1:55pm -
  • newActavis' Stance On Namenda Is Harming Pharma's Image
    Discontinuation of Namenda in order to boost sales of the XR version reinforces all of the bad views that people have of the pharmaceutical industry and provides great fodder for its critics. Actavis has joined the “Big Pharma” club. It would be…
    - 11 hours ago, 17 Dec 14, 1:33pm -
  • newNHL Mumps Outbreak: What's Up With The Vaccine?
    The number of NHL hockey players diagnosed with the mumps may rise to 14 soon, depending on the test results that come back for Pittsburgh Penguins forward Beau Bennett. Though his symptoms could be the flu or another illness, a positive mumps result…
    - 17 hours ago, 17 Dec 14, 7:54am -
  • newContinuing Medical Education Payments To Physicians Will Be Exposed To Sunshine
    After a long and complicated struggle it now appears highly likely that industry will be required to disclose payments to physicians for continuing medical education (CME). This decision from CMS, which I am told by reliable sources is final, follow…
    - 24 hours ago, 17 Dec 14, 1:02am -
  • Sports-Related Infectious Diseases Threaten Brazil's 2016 Olympics
    Rather than Rio De Janeiro, the site of the 2016 Olympics sailing and wind surfing events should perhaps be known as Rio Sewercide.
    - 1 day ago, 16 Dec 14, 10:29pm -
  • No Advantage For Low Glycemic Index Diet
    In recent years the glycemic index (GI), a measure of a carbohydrate's impact on blood sugar, has assumed a major role in discussions about diets and nutrition. Now a new study suggests that by itself, within the context of an otherwise healthy diet,…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Dec 14, 9:27pm -
  • Positive Outlook For Rehab Providers Despite Recent Slip In Sales Growth
    Physical therapy and other rehabilitation service providers have seen healthy revenue growth in recent years, according to new data from Sageworks, a financial information company. And while profitability of privately held firms in these fields has f…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Dec 14, 7:39pm -
  • The Amateur Maneuver
    Imagine there was a magic button you could push that would make it easier to go to the bathroom.
    - 1 day ago, 16 Dec 14, 6:31pm -
  • Newest HPV Vaccine Protects Against 9 Strains
    A vaccine to prevent five additional strains of human papillomavirus (HPV) than the current quadrivalent (4-strain) HPV vaccine was approved yesterday by Food and Drug Administration. Gardasil 9, manufactured by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp, was approved…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Dec 14, 4:51pm -
  • A Q&A With NYS Sen. Brad Hoylman On Physician-Assisted Suicide And 'Death With Dignity'
    One New York state senator is determined to permit terminally ill New Yorkers to “make their own choices about their end-of-life care” by introducing "death with dignity" legislation in the coming legislative session.
    - 1 day ago, 16 Dec 14, 3:00pm -

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  • More evidence needed in best care for women with FGM
    Professional training would improve care, says studyRelated items from OnMedicaTreat FGM as child abuse and violence against women, doctors toldReport on female genital mutilation patients, acute trusts toldMPs call for medical check-ups of children…
    - 1 day ago, 17 Dec 14, 12:00am -
  • Wide variation in value of public health spending
    National Audit Office probes Public Health England Related items from OnMedicaHealth decisions based on ‘politics’ not ‘evidence’Public health money being diverted to wider council servicesHalf of public health doctors might leave professionP…
    - 1 day ago, 17 Dec 14, 12:00am -
  • Expectant mums need better mental health care
    NICE updates guidelines to address gapsRelated items from OnMedicaPreterm birth risk higher after PTSD and major depressionPoor mental health care for pregnant women costs £8bnUnplanned pregnancy raises risk of postnatal depressionDeprived women 60%…
    - 1 day ago, 17 Dec 14, 12:00am -
  • Nationwide project paves way for clinical genetic diagnosis
    Advances in genomics likely to benefit thousandsRelated items from OnMedicaFamily snaps used to spot rare genetic disordersWhole-genome analysis IDs rare cancer mutationsPush for more genetic testing on the NHSConsider family needs in genetic testing…
    - 1 day ago, 17 Dec 14, 12:00am -
  • Electronic cigarettes do help smoking cessation
    E-cigarette effective but more studies neededRelated items from OnMedicaOne in three smokers have tried e-cigarettesE-cigarette adverts must not target under-18sRoll-ups worse than factory-made cigarettesAction needed to curb global smokingE-cigarett…
    - 1 day ago, 17 Dec 14, 12:00am -

Medical News Today

YouTube: New England Journal of Medicine

DAPT: A Concise Summary.
Summary of the DAPT trial, which found that an additional 18 months of dual antiplatelet therapy after placement of a drug-eluting stent resulted in improved cardiovascular outcomes, but more bleeding.Read the full article: http://www.nejm.org/doi/…
- 6 days ago, 11 Dec 14, 3:58pm -
Muscular Dystrophy
Video 1: In this film from 1910, a boy demonstrates clinical maneuvers that are still used today in gene-therapy trials for Duchenne’s muscular dystrophy. The boy has pseudohypertrophy of the calf muscles, waddling gait, toe walking, and lumbar lor…
- 6 days ago, 11 Dec 14, 3:23pm -
NEJM Audio Webcast: Ebola Outbreak Questions & Discussion
Recorded on October 22, 2014Christopher Dye (World Health Organization), Jeremy Farrar (Wellcome Trust), Armand Sprecher (Médecins Sans Frontières), Arjun Srinivasan and Matthew Arduino (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), and Paul Farme…
- 47 days ago, 31 Oct 14, 1:46pm -
Response to the Outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease in the DRC
On August 24, 2014, in the face of extensive news reporting on Ebola virus disease (EVD) in West Africa, the World Health Organization (WHO) was notified about an additional outbreak of EVD in a remote area of the Equateur province in the Democratic…
- 62 days ago, 16 Oct 14, 7:50pm -
Tracheoesophageal Fistula in a Newborn
A tracheoesophageal fistula was identified in the infant and surgically corrected. The symptoms resolved, and the patient gained weight. She was discharged home 3 days after surgery.See the NEJM article: http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm…
- 62 days ago, 16 Oct 14, 7:39pm -
Hypoglossal Nerve Palsy during Meningococcal Meningitis
Video 1: Palsy of the Right Hypoglossal Nerve. Palsy of the Right Hypoglossal Nerve.Video 2: Spontaneous Recovery.The patient fully recovered from the palsy 5 months after hospital discharge.See the NEJM article: http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1…
- 69 days ago, 9 Oct 14, 6:15pm -

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  • newDonors and WHO responded too slowly to West Africa Ebola outbreak - report
    By Misha Hussain DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the nations that fund it failed to respond quickly and effectively to the deadly West Africa Ebola outbreak despite repeated warnings by aid agencies, a UK…
    - 56 mins ago, 18 Dec 14, 12:04am -
  • newGlobal population living six years longer than in 1990: study
    By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Global life expectancy has risen by more than six years since 1990 thanks to falling death rates from cancer and heart disease in rich countries and better survival in poor countries from diarrhea, tuberculosis and…
    - 58 mins ago, 18 Dec 14, 12:02am -
  • newExecution drug providers to be anonymous under new Ohio measure
    By Jo Ingles COLUMBUS, Ohio (Reuters) - Ohio lawmakers gave final approval on Wednesday to legislation allowing prison officials to keep confidential the names of pharmacies that prepare drugs used for lethal injections, in a step toward resuming exe…
    - 1 hour ago, 17 Dec 14, 11:52pm -
  • new'I'm free,' says American after five years held in Cuba
    By Matt Spetalnick and Elvina Nawaguna WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The messages from Alan Gross had grown increasingly ominous. In May, on his 65th birthday, the former U.S. aid worker said he would rather die than spend another birthday in a Cuban prison…
    - 1 hour ago, 17 Dec 14, 11:50pm -
  • newTetraphase's antibiotic succeeds late-stage trial, shares rise
    By Amrutha Penumudi (Reuters) - Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals Inc said its antibiotic to treat complicated intra-abdominal infections was as effective as Merck & Co Inc's ertapenem in a late-stage study. Tetraphase shares rose 17.5 percent in after-hour…
    - 1 hour ago, 17 Dec 14, 11:45pm -
  • newCorrection: Brain Injury Program-NFL story
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — In a story Dec. 16 about the Eisenhower Center, The Associated Press, based on information from the center, reported erroneously that it will be the primary facility used by the NFL Players Association for treating brain injur…
    - 2 hours ago, 17 Dec 14, 11:29pm -
  • newNew York state bans fracking
    Governor Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday he would ban hydraulic fracking in New York State, citing health concerns about the controversial oil and gas drilling technique. The announcement extends a de facto New York ban on the practice, which offers the…
    - 2 hours ago, 17 Dec 14, 11:12pm -
  • newSupplement maker admits lying about ingredients
    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say the owner and president of a dietary supplement company has admitted his role in the sale of diluted and adulterated dietary ingredients and supplements sold by his company.
    - 2 hours ago, 17 Dec 14, 11:05pm -