ICYMI: “Chat-Worthy” News Recap

September 15, 2014

Recap for Week Ending Sept. 12, 2014: 

Mystery Respiratory Virus Likely to Hit Kids Across Country Read article here

Enterovirus infections difficult to track Read article here

New Drug Could Fight Flu in One Dose Read article here

 

Feds reverse course, will release hospital mistake data Read article here

To Curb Abuse, Patients Allowed to Return Unused Pills to Pharmacies Read article here

USPSTF: Aspirin Advised When Preeclampsia Risk Is High Read article here

Could early intervention reverse autism? Read article here

Prediabetes Linked to Higher Risk of Cancer, Study Finds Read article here

Common Anxiety Medications May Increase Risk Of Alzheimer’s Disease Read article here

Statins May Help Prevent Diabetes-Related Nerve Damage, Study Finds Read article here

 

Sodium conundrum: Nine in 10 U.S. children eat too much salt Read article here

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Sheets, towels, TV remotes key reservoirs for MRSA contamination Read article here

It Only Takes A Few Hours For A Virus To Spread Through An Entire Office Read article here

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FDA Approves New Diet Pill That’s Made Of Old Medicines Read article here

When does a diet drug tip the balance for health?

Why Diabetics Should Protect Their Hearts, Too Read article here 

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Ebola Victim Treated With Survivor’s Blood Read article here

How Hospitals Are Becoming Safer for Children Read article here

Antibiotics overdose can invite more dangerous diseases Read article here

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ICYMI: “Chat-Worthy” News Recap

September 8, 2014

Recap for Week Ending Sept. 5, 2014: 

A Call for a Low-Carb Diet Read article here

Can you train your brain to like broccoli? Read article here

More Evidence That ADHD Drugs Don’t Curb Ultimate Height Read article here

Study: Novel heart failure drug from Novartis shows big promise Read article here

Surgery Prices Surge With Innovation and Consolidation Under Obamacare Read article here

New, biodegradable stent ‘as good as current gold standard’ Read article here

Are Antidepressants Safe During Pregnancy? Read article here

Breast-feeding boost: What parents feed infants has lasting effect Read article here

How parents feed their infants has a lasting impact on their health, the CDC found.

Location of body fat can increase hypertension risk Read article here

Double Mastectomies Don’t Increase Cancer Survival Rates Read article here

Scientists discover how to ‘switch off’ autoimmune diseases Read article here

Global health officials warn that window for bringing Ebola under control is closing fast Read article here

Two Women Receive Experimental Ebola Vaccine in Fast-Tracked Trial Read article here

First report of allergic reaction to antibiotic pesticides consumed in food Read article here

Wine and Exercise: A Promising Combination Read article here

Lack of sleep may shrink your brain Read article here

When something medically goes wrong Read article here

When Feces is the Best Medicine Read article here

Study of Jewish Women Shows Link to Cancer Without Family History Read article here

FDA Approves Merck’s New-Wave Cancer Drug Read article here

Sit Less, Protect Your DNA and Live Longer? Read article here

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ICYMI: “Chat-Worthy” News Recap

September 1, 2014

Recap for Week Ending Aug. 29, 2014: 

People With Down Syndrome Are Pioneers in Alzheimer’s Research Read article here

E-cigarettes an option to curb smoking? The American Heart Association says yes Read article here

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Docs urge delayed school start times for teens Read article here

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Understanding Healthcare’s Top Technology Hazard Read article here

In States With Medical Marijuana, Painkiller Deaths Drop by 25% Read article here 

Controversy Aside, New Lipid Guidelines Prove Superior Read article here

An aspirin a day could keep recurrent blood clots away Read article here

Eating and Exercise Needs to Be Part of Heart-Health Counseling, Say Docs Read article here

Common Gut Bacteria May One Day Help Protect Against Food Allergies Read article here

Dash of Salt Does No Harm. Extremes Are the Enemy. Read article here

Study turns tables on value of breakfast, weight loss Read article here

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Why eating the right breakfast is so important Read article here

Are Expired Medications OK to Take? Read article here

‘Performance-enhancing drug’ could reduce preterm birth brain abnormality Read article here

Teens with Depression Benefit from ‘Collaborative Care’ Read article here

Tripping seniors on purpose to stop future falls Read article here

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Health risks of shift work may include greater chance of type 2 diabetes, new analysis finds Read article here

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Multiple Vaccines in the Works Against Ebola Read article here

U.S. Infant Vaccination Rates High, But Not All Babies Getting Shots On Time Read article here

Journal questions validity of autism and vaccine study Read article here

Journal Retracts Paper that Questioned CDC Autism Study Read article here

Consumers beware: Misleading labels may hide trans fats Read article here

Bacteria in Your Home: They’re A Unique Reflection of You Read article here

 


ICYMI: “Chat-Worthy” News Recap

August 25, 2014

Recap for Week Ending Aug. 22, 2014: 

U.S. Ebola patients released, pose no public risk Read article here

Gastric cancer: could Botox be an alternative to chemo? Read article here

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Are your medical records safe? Read article here

Pregnant Women Should Just Skip This Fish Entirely, Says Consumer Reports Read article here

Millions with disabilities get heavy-duty painkillers Read article here

DEA tightens rules on hydrocodone combination pills Read article here

New study focuses on in-flight risk to infants Read article here

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An Unstoppable Killer: New Research Suggests Cancer Can’t Be Eradicated Read article here

Blood Transfusions Could Reduce Strokes in Kids With Sickle-Cell Anemia Read article here

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Nurses Who Care the Most Burn Out Fastest Read article here

There Were Way Less Teen Moms Last Year Read article here

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Will antibiotics make your baby an obese adult? Read article here

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Common antibiotic linked to higher risk of heart death Read article here

Pruning Process May Go Awry in Brains of Children With Autism Read article here

New diagnostic test for type 1 diabetes Read article here

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Polio’s Two Vaccines Are More Effective When They’re Combined Read article here

Older People Sleep Less. Now We Know Why. Read article here

 


ICYMI: “Chat-Worthy” News Recap

August 18, 2014

Recap for Week Ending Aug. 15, 2014: 

Brought back from the dead Read article here

 

Report: Ebola outbreak probably started with 2-year-old in Guinea Read article here

Regardless of location, concussions serious, study says Read article here

It’s Probably Best to Avoid Antibacterial Soaps Read article here

Highly Accurate, At-Home Colon Cancer Test Gets FDA Approval Read article here

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Decline in US lung cancer rates, varying by race, gender, age Read article here

Bee, scorpion and snake venom may hold cancer cure Read article here

Dozens of Genes Implicated in Explaining Why Only Some People Develop PTSD Read article here

New Concerns About an Old Heart Drug Read article here 

Digoxin, a popular heart drug, is derived from digitalis, an extract of the foxglove plant.

Heart Failure Treatment Possible? Scientists Find Unknown Cardiac Molecule… Read article here

This Molecule Could Treat Heart Failure

Man’s Rare Condition May Open Door to New Alzheimer’s Treatments Read article here

Man's Rare Condition May Open Door to New Alzheimer's Treatments

Five Common Myths About Depression Read article here

Study: More coffee may prevent your ears from ringing Read article here

Study: 2 in 5 in the US will develop type-2 diabetes Read article here

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More Exercise Isn’t Always Better, Study Shows Read article here

 

Excess body weight boosts risk of 10 common cancers, study reports Read article here

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New Study Questions Need To Cut Salt, But Experts Raise Concerns About Findings Read article here

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ICYMI: “Chat-Worthy” News Recap

August 11, 2014

Recap for Week Ending Aug. 8, 2014: 

Study explains why some brain tumors are more common in men Read article here

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US regulators weigh ‘added sugar’ label Read article here

‘Gluten Free’ Label Now Actually Means Gluten Free Read article here

Special report: The dangers of painkillers Read article here

Change in law linked to more unsafe drugs, study finds Read article here

Statin guidelines change, but your doctor may not go along Read article here

Scientific review finds aspirin significantly cuts cancer rates Read article here

Hospital killing shows safety gap in mental health Read article here

FILE--In this July 24, 2014 file photo, a hospital worker embraces a woman near the scene of a shooting at the Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby, Pa. The deadly shooting at the suburban Philadelphia hospital is serving as yet another illustration of the hazards mental health professionals face on the job, and, experts say, the need for hospitals to do more to protect them. Photo: Uncredited, AP / AP

A Patients’ Group Scores a Win in Muscular Dystrophy Drug Research Read article here

Feds stop public disclosure of many serious hospital errors Read article here

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Troubling Gap in Hospitals’ Obstetric Complication Rates Read article here

Why U.S. Hospitals Are Testing People For Ebola Virus Read article here

How an 100-Year-Old Therapy Might Save Ebola Patients Read article here

Hepatitis C ‘could become a rare disease by 2036′ Read article here

In Treatment, There Can Be Too Much of a Good Thing Read article here

Study: Steroid injections and physical therapy equal for treating shoulder pain Read article here

Weird and Little-Known Ways to Treat a Sunburn Read article here

Behind The Rise In Alternative Forms Of Childbirth Read article here

Influenza: Complications in 1 in 3 Previously Healthy Kids Read article here

Stem cell beauty treatments? Probably bogus, experts say Read article here 

Hoping Thoughts Become Movement for ALS Patients Read article here

Patients Seeking Cheaper Care Are Soliciting Bids From Doctors Online Read article here

Dementia Risk And Vitamin D Levels: Is There A Connection? Read article here
Prostate Cancer Screening Still Not Recommended for All Read article here
Study ties new gene to 1 in 3 breast cancer risk Read article here
Tattoo inks causing a rash of infections, FDA warns Read article here
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CDC Raises Response to Highest Alert Amid Ebola Outbreak Read article here
Ebola is a public health emergency, WHO says Read article here
Metformin diabetes drug could extend lifespan Read article here
New cancer classification system shows promise as lifesaver Read article here

ICYMI: “Chat-Worthy” News Recap

August 4, 2014

Recap for Week Ending Aug. 1, 2014: 

Bump Your Doctor? It May Be Less Germy Read article here

Study identifies global prevalence of hepatitis C virus genotypes Read article here

How Well Does A Drug Work? Look Beyond The Fine Print Read article here

Healthy Habits May Help Childhood Cancer Survivors Avoid Chronic Ills Read article here

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Molecule removal helps fight cancer Read article here

Cancer experts found removing FAK from blood vessels that grow in melanoma or lung cancer models helped make both chemotherapy and radiation therapies more effective

The Disturbing Link Between Sleep Deprivation And False Memories Read article here

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Marijuana poses more risks than many realize Read article here

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Bars offer new ‘cure’ after bar-hopping: IV drips in the arm Read article here

Surgeon general: Stop tanning and save your skin Read article here

Common inflammatory disorder increases heart attack, stroke risk Read article here

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Night light exposure could make breast cancer tumors tamoxifen resistant Read article here

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Hormone-replacement therapy seems safe, study finds Read article here

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2014’s most ‘Xtreme’ restaurant meal is a ‘monster’ Read article here

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Heat Waves & Cold Snaps Kill 2,000 Each Year in US Read article here

The mercury rises within a thermometer on a hot day.

Researchers Fret as Social Media Lift Veil on Drug Trials Read article here

Surviving Ebola: For those who live through it, what lies ahead? Read article here

Problem Drinking In Midlife Linked To Memory Trouble Later Read article here

Depression linked to faster cognitive decline in old age Read article here

The Kids Who Beat Autism Read article here

FDA Strikes a Balance Between Access and Safety With ‘Breakthrough’ Drug Program Read article here

Study supports screening for ‘bubble boy’ disease Read article here

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Certain Birth Control Pills Linked to Breast Cancer Risk Read article here

What Happens Once Ebola Patients Arrive in the US Read article here

The CDC Says You Shouldn’t Fly to Countries Hardest Hit by Ebola Outbreak Read article here

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NIH to launch early Ebola vaccine trial in September Read article here

F.D.A. Acts on Lab Tests Developed In-House Read article here

 


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