Friday, 19 September 2014

Surgical Training Can Be Fun and Games

(MedPage Today) -- Competition and prizes motivated surgical residents to practice with a simulator, researchers reported. via MedPageToday.com - medical news plus CME for physicians Read More Here..

UN: Ebola 'Threat to Security'

(MedPage Today) -- The West Africa Ebola epidemic is a threat to international peace and security, the United Nations Security Council decided Thursday in its first-ever emergency meeting on a public health crisis. via MedPageToday.com - medical news plus CME for physicians Read More Here..

Start early for a lifetime of good vision and healthy eyes

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - If your mother told you to eat your carrots so you’d be able to see in the dark, she was right. It turns out that feeding kids carrots is just one of a number of things parents can do to promote a lifetime of healthy eyes and good vision.


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Regeneron says allergy drug may be darling of its pipeline

(Reuters) - Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc has quickly become one of the world's biggest biotech companies thanks to its Eylea treatment for macular degeneration, but its little known experimental allergy drug could become equally successful, senior company executives said in interviews.















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Start early for a lifetime of good vision and healthy eyes

By Jessica Harlan NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - If your mother told you to eat your carrots so you’d be able to see in the dark, she was right. It turns out that feeding kids carrots is just one of a number of things parents can do to promote a lifetime of healthy eyes and good vision. Other things include regular eye exams, and sunglasses or hats to shade kids’ eyes, experts say. While so-called refractive error (that is, the need for vision correction) and eye disease is sometimes hereditary, and some eye disease is congenital, some issues are preventable, said Dr. ... via Health News Headlines - Yahoo News Read More Here..

Regeneron says allergy drug may be darling of its pipeline

By Ransdell Pierson (Reuters) - Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc has quickly become one of the world's biggest biotech companies thanks to its Eylea treatment for macular degeneration, but its little known experimental allergy drug could become equally successful, senior company executives said in interviews. The allergy drug, dupilumab, is meant to treat underlying causes of asthma, eczema and nasal polyps and could transform treatment of those suspected related ailments, the officials say. ... via Health News Headlines - Yahoo News Read More Here..

Three peanut company officials guilty in deadly salmonella outbreak: report

ATLANTA (Reuters) - Three former peanut company officials were found guilty on Friday in connection with a 2009 salmonella outbreak that killed nine people and sickened hundreds, local media reported. The contamination at the Peanut Corporation of America plant in Blakely, Georgia, led to one of the largest food recalls in U.S. history and forced the company into liquidation. ... via Health News Headlines - Yahoo News Read More Here..

Brain study hints at how fibromyalgia works

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Brain scans show that people with the pain disorder fibromyalgia react differently to what others would consider non-painful sights and sounds, new research suggests.


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Docs urge action to stop young drivers’ texting

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Texting while driving could be contributing to thousands of car crashes, especially among teens, and the American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) wants policy makers, doctors and parents to do something about it.















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Brain study hints at how fibromyalgia works

By Kathryn Doyle NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Brain scans show that people with the pain disorder fibromyalgia react differently to what others would consider non-painful sights and sounds, new research suggests. The small new study provides clues to what might be going wrong in the nervous system of people with fibromyalgia, along with possible new approaches to alleviating their pain. ... via Health News Headlines - Yahoo News Read More Here..

Sierra Leone launches controversial Ebola shutdown

A sign warning of the dangers of Ebola outside a government hospital in the Sierra Leonean capital Freetown on August 13, 2014 Freetown (AFP) - Sierra Leone launched a nationwide three-day shutdown on Friday to contain the deadly spread of an Ebola epidemic described by the UN Security Council as a threat to world peace.




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When A Hospital Closes

BELHAVEN, N.C. (MedPage Today) -- People in this one-stoplight farming town really want their hospital back. via MedPageToday.com - medical news plus CME for physicians Read More Here..

Docs urge action to stop young drivers’ texting

By Janice Neumann NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Texting while driving could be contributing to thousands of car crashes, especially among teens, and the American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) wants policy makers, doctors and parents to do something about it. Texting by novice drivers raises the chances of an accident almost four-fold, the authors of a new position statement point out. But they say new laws, combined with public education, could help eradicate this unnecessary risk on the roadways. ... via Health News Headlines - Yahoo News Read More Here..

Buy a Healthier Granola Bar



Granola bars are convenient when you’re on the go, but some varieties have such a hefty sugar load they may as well be sold in the candy aisle. Here’s how to shop for a wholesome bar.*


Star Ingredient: Make sure oats are the first ingredient listed on the package. This healthy whole grain is a good source of fiber, which helps keep you full and is good for your cholesterol. If rice or rice flour is listed, make sure it’s brown rice (it’s a whole grain), otherwise it’s refined.



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U.S. Congress urged to pass bill to speed development of antibiotics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Financial incentives and a more flexible regulatory approach are needed to persuade drug companies to develop new antibiotics, drug industry and public health experts told U.S. lawmakers on Friday, though some warned that modifying the drug approval process could jeopardize patient safety.


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U.S. Congress urged to pass bill to speed development of antibiotics

A person holds pharmaceutical tablets and capsules in illustration picture in Ljubljana By Toni Clarke WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Financial incentives and a more flexible regulatory approach are needed to persuade drug companies to develop new antibiotics, drug industry and public health experts told U.S. lawmakers on Friday, though some warned that modifying the drug approval process could jeopardize patient safety. The experts said at a hearing of the U.S. ...




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SBRT Transforms Lives of Many With NSCLC (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- A cohort of patients with inoperable non-small cell lung cancer had a 5-year survival of 40%, via MedPageToday.com - medical news plus CME for physicians Read More Here..

FDA tweaks food safety rules due next year

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government will rewrite sweeping new food safety rules after farmers complained that earlier proposals could hurt business, the Food and Drug Administration said Friday. via Health News Headlines - Yahoo News Read More Here..

Baltimore judge weighs $190 million accord on secret gynecological photos

By Ian Simpson (Reuters) - A $190 million settlement to compensate thousands of women who were secretly photographed by a now-deceased Johns Hopkins Hospital gynecologist during exams will go before a Baltimore judge on Friday. The hospital and former patients of Dr. Nikita Levy, who had worked there for 25 years, reached a preliminary settlement deal in July to resolve accusations that the doctor secretly filmed and took photos of up to 9,500 women, often using a spy pen. ... via Health News Headlines - Yahoo News Read More Here..

Tweet of the Week: Paleo, Vegan, or Neither?

(MedPage Today) -- Welcome to another edition of the MedPage Today Tweet of the Week! Every Friday, the editorial team highlights its favorite 140-character contribution from the healthcare twittersphere. via MedPageToday.com - medical news plus CME for physicians Read More Here..

Adults Over 45 Not Meeting U.S. Muscle Strengthening Guidelines, Study Says

Less than one-quarter follow recommendations via Resurrection Health Care - Daily News More READ

Scientists Spot How Bacterial Pneumonia Damages the Heart

A vaccine, and the right antibiotic, may guard against a direct attack on heart cells, researchers say via Resurrection Health Care - Daily News More READ

FDA Approves Another Weekly Injectable Drug for Type 2 Diabetes

Trulicity helps lower blood sugar levels when used alone or with other medications, agency says via Resurrection Health Care - Daily News More READ

iPhone eye test spots vision problems cheaply

A cheap iPhone accessory that measures your glasses prescription brings eyecare to the places where it is most needed













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UN entrepreneur taps African oil for child health

GENEVA (Reuters) - Republic of Congo has become the first country to agree to divert part of its oil revenues toward childhood nutrition, a victory for "innovative financing" to help the world's poorest, the scheme's creator Philippe Douste-Blazy said in an interview.


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