Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Being a Couch Potato Could Harm You in Ways You Don't Even Know

Being a Couch Potato Could Harm You in Ways You Don't Even Know Is your sofa bad for your health? A host of scientists and advocacy groups say the answer may be yes -- and some government officials may slowly be agreeing with them. The problem lies with fire-retardant chemicals in foam sofa cushions. In the 1970s concerns over house fires, some sparked by lit cigarettes on furniture, prompted a move to...




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Seniors Should Remove Dentures at Bedtime

Study says sleeping with false teeth may raise risk of pneumonia via Resurrection Health Care - Daily News More READ

Americans Show Distrust of Medical Profession in Survey

But many were happy with their own doctors, researchers report via Resurrection Health Care - Daily News More READ

U.S. Ranks Last Among Wealthy Nations in Access to Health Care

Survey conducted prior to implementation of Affordable Care Act, however via Resurrection Health Care - Daily News More READ

Weight-Loss Surgery May Raise Risk of Severe Headaches, Scientists Report

But experts find the study too small, problem too rare to be of concern via Resurrection Health Care - Daily News More READ

Taking a 'Selfie' May Help With Dermatology Care, Study Shows

Emailing pics of eczema lesions to physicians worked nearly as well as in-person visits, researchers say via Resurrection Health Care - Daily News More READ

Study Finds U.S. Diets Still Contain Too Many Bad Fats

Americans need fewer trans and saturated fats, and more omega-3 fatty acids via Resurrection Health Care - Daily News More READ

The Key to High Functioning Healthcare

(MedPage Today) -- There's more to good communication than the doctor/patient relationship. via MedPageToday.com - medical news plus CME for physicians Read More Here..

Hospital patients rarely wash their hands, may spread disease

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Although healthcare workers are urged to wash their hands often and hand sanitizer dispensers are everywhere in hospitals, patients are less scrupulous and may be contributing to the spread of hospital-acquired infections, say Canadian researchers.


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'Parents are Key' to success of National Teen Driver Safety Week, CDC says

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - This is National Teen Driver Safety Week, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hopes its “Parents are Key” campaign will help parents encourage safe driving habits.


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Up Next on Congress' Menu: CHIP and SGR

(MedPage Today) -- Going small on fixes is among their options. via MedPageToday.com - medical news plus CME for physicians Read More Here..

Ca Survivors Struggle With Work, Money Problems

(MedPage Today) -- A third of cancer patients had difficulties lingering well past treatment. via MedPageToday.com - medical news plus CME for physicians Read More Here..

Drugmakers to join forces to make millions of Ebola vaccine doses

bigA nurse writes name of voluteer on protective suit during Red Cross training excercise in Wuerzburg By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - Leading drugmakers plan to work together to speed up the development of an Ebola vaccine and hope to produce millions of doses for use next year. U.S. firm Johnson & Johnson said on Wednesday that it aims to produce at least 1 million doses of its two-step vaccine next year and has already discussed collaboration with Britain's GlaxoSmithKline, which is working on a rival vaccine. ...




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Obama says cautiously more optimistic about Ebola situation in U.S.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama expressed cautious optimism about the Ebola situation in the United States on Wednesday after the U.S. government imposed new screening measures for travelers from West Africa.


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US to track everyone coming from Ebola nations

This undated handout photo provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) shows a kit that travelers from Ebola-stricken West African nations will be given containing information cards and a thermometer and they will be required to make daily check-ins with state or local health officials to report their status. CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden said the check-ins could be in person, by telephone, Skype or Facetime or through employers — CDC was consulting with the state and local officials to help them work that out. (AP Photo/CDC) WASHINGTON (AP) — Stepping up their vigilance against Ebola, federal authorities said Wednesday that everyone traveling into the U.S. from Ebola-stricken nations will be monitored for symptoms for 21 days. That includes returning American aid workers, federal health employees and journalists, as well as West African travelers.




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Physicians on the Front Lines: Where Technology Can Help to Make the Clean Hand the Winning Hand

Whether in a personal or professional setting, very few of us find ourselves wanting to be apart from our smart phones. They keep us connected to just about everything these days. In healthcare, electronic devices are permeating both the hospital and consumer/patient settings with everything from electronic health records to wearable devices... via Health News Headlines - Yahoo News Read More Here..

Hospitals’ Struggles To Beat Back Infections Began Before Ebola

(MedPage Today) -- Nearly 700 hospitals have higher-than-expected infection rates. via MedPageToday.com - medical news plus CME for physicians Read More Here..

Here's The "Barefoot Contessa" Drinking Game You Need In Your Life

Make sure to use GOOD alcohol.



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Americans eating less trans fat, but still too much: study

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Between 1980 and 2009, Americans’ consumption of trans fat dropped by about a third and intake of saturated fats declined as well, but both are still more common in daily diets than the American Heart Association (AHA) recommends, according to a new study.















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17 Foods You Should Never Let Your Pets Eat

Keep your pets safe with these important tips.



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Bread Dough


Bread Dough


Raw bread dough with yeast can be dangerous for all pets. The dough can rise and release gases in their stomach, which could damage internal organs and cause difficulty breathing. Active yeast also produces alcohol, which can cause coma, seizures, or even death.


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Grapes and Raisins


Grapes and Raisins


Grapes and raisins can be extremely toxic to dogs, but not always. One dog might get really sick and develop kidney failure after eating only a few grapes or raisins, but others might not be affected at all. Because you don't know how your dog will react to grapes and raisins, it's best to keep them away from all dogs. There's no sense in risking it.


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Chewing Gum


Chewing Gum


Xylitol is the ingredient used in sugar-free chewing gum to make it sweet, and in dogs, the chemical plays a nasty trick. The dog's body thinks sugar levels are high, so insulin is released and blood sugar drops to dangerously low levels that may cause death.


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Endoscopy To Go: The Gastro and Endo News Report

(MedPage Today) -- A regular update on what's new in gastroenterology from our friends at Gastroenterology and Endoscopy News. via MedPageToday.com - medical news plus CME for physicians Read More Here..

Hospital Study Offers Solutions to 'Alarm Fatigue'

2.5 million beeps, bleeps sounded in one month at one U.S. medical center via Resurrection Health Care - Daily News More READ

Controversial Chemical May Leach Into Skin From Cash Receipts

Skin care products may also boost absorption of BPA, study finds via Resurrection Health Care - Daily News More READ

Many Americans in Debt, Bankruptcy Paying for Cancer Care

Others cut back on food, medicines trying to cover costs, studies found via Resurrection Health Care - Daily News More READ

All U.S. Residents Returning From Ebola-Stricken Countries to Be Tracked, CDC Says

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Extra-depth shoes may help alleviate foot pain for older people

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For adults over age 65 with disabling foot pain, being fitted for off-the-shelf extra-depth footwear reduced pain and improved function, according to a new study.


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More research, regulation needed on energy drinks: study

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new review of the existing evidence suggests that energy drinks may represent a looming public health threat in Europe, especially for kids and young adults.


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EU earmarks $250 million to help develop Ebola vaccines: sources

LONDON (Reuters) - Europe is to plow 200 million euros ($250 million) into the development of Ebola vaccines, as well as drugs and diagnostic tests, according to two people with direct knowledge of the situation.


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I, Intern: Anatomy of a Code

(MedPage Today) -- Running codes challenges all of Calvin Williams -- his brain, his muscles, and his psyche. via MedPageToday.com - medical news plus CME for physicians Read More Here..

Florida governor's race a dead heat, poll shows

Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist and Florida Governor Rick Scott take part in a gubernatorial debate By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) - Florida Governor Rick Scott and his challenger for re-election, former Governor Charlie Crist, are locked in a dead heat in their race to run the nation's largest swing state, poll results released on Wednesday show. The Quinnipiac University Poll results show Scott, a Republican, and Crist, a former Republican running as a Democrat, each with 42 percent support, with both candidates struggling with low popularity. "Mr. Crist and Mr. ...




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