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Why Bernie Sanders Is Best on Women’s Issues

Why Bernie Sanders Is Best on Women's IssuesWomen's issues are taking center stage in the lead-up to 2016. As they should: The conservative war on women's health and reproductive rights has raged on for far too long. And in all measures of social and political inequality, we remain what number-crunchers coolly term "disproportionately affected."Many people believe that electing a woman…

Posted on 29 August 2015 | 6:45 pm

Planned Parenthood goes to court to fight funding cuts in Alabama

A Planned Parenthood clinic is seen in Vista, CaliforniaBy Letitia Stein (Reuters) – (This 28 August 2015 story was refiled to add the dropped word "court" in the first paragraph) Planned Parenthood filed a complaint in Alabama federal court on Friday seeking to stop the state from defunding its health clinics after the release of covertly recorded videos attacking the organization's handling of aborted fetal tissue. The reproductive-health organization took similar legal action earlier this week in Louisiana, which also plans to terminate its contract with Planned Parenthood to provide medical services to low-income residents. Planned Parenthood, joined in the suit by the American Civil Liberties Union, said in court filings that Alabama's Republican governor illegally terminated its contract to provide health services under Medicaid, a federal and state healthcare program for the poor.

Posted on 29 August 2015 | 4:08 pm

Rio 2016 organizers ‘extremely concerned’ over sick sailor

Rowers practice at Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon in Rio de Janeiro, BrazilBy Karolos Grohmann BERLIN (Reuters) – Organizers of the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympics said on Saturday they were "extremely concerned" after German sailor Erik Heil fell ill following his third place at the test event there. Heil, who is being treated in a Berlin hospital for several infections, said he was convinced they were caused by the polluted waters, piling more pressure on organizers to secure the safety of the athletes at next year's Olympic sailing, swimming and triathlon events. "We were extremely concerned when we learned of the hospital admission of athlete Erik Heil," organizers said in a statement sent to Reuters.

Posted on 29 August 2015 | 3:27 pm

Olympics-Rio 2016 organisers "extremely concerned" over sick sailor

By Karolos Grohmann BERLIN, Aug 29 (Reuters) – Organisers of the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympics said on Saturday they were “extremely concerned” after German sailor Erik Heil fell ill following his third place at the test event there. Heil, who is being treated in a Berlin hospital for several infections, said he was convinced they were caused by the polluted waters, piling more pressure on organisers to secure the safety of the athletes at next year’s Olympic sailing, swimming and triathlon events. “We were extremely concerned when we learned of the hospital admission of athlete Erik Heil,” organisers said in a statement sent to Reuters.

Posted on 29 August 2015 | 3:20 pm

ICYMI: New Orleans’ Coroner And The Pros And Cons Of Egg Freezing

ICYMI: New Orleans' Coroner And The Pros And Cons Of Egg FreezingICYMI Health features what we're reading this week.This week, on the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina hitting New Orleans, we listened to a radio interview with the city's coroner, a position that requires making tough judgement calls about classifying police-involved shooting deaths, as well as consoling families of the deceased. We…

Posted on 29 August 2015 | 2:50 pm

European heart experts okay longer use of blood thinners

European heart experts on Saturday endorsed the potential use of multiple blood thinning drugs for heart attack patients beyond one year, in a move that may boost demand for AstraZeneca’s Brilinta. New European Society of Cardiology (ESC) guidelines state for the first time that use of so-called P2Y12 inhibitors in addition to aspirin beyond one year “may be considered after careful assessment of the ischaemic and bleeding risks of the patient”. The move follows an assessment of two large clinical trials, known as PEGASUS and DAPT, showing that prolonged dual drug treatment can reduce the risk of repeat heart attacks or strokes in patients with previous heart problems.

Posted on 29 August 2015 | 1:27 pm

The Perils of Our ‘On-Call’ Work Culture

In my work as an executive coach and keynote, clients and audience members frequently talk about their lack of “downtime.” Even when they are home, there is rarely a sense of relief from work.In a recent investigation, researchers were curious about how being “on-call” affected various health indicators. Studying a group of shift workers…

Posted on 28 August 2015 | 9:36 pm

Healthy workplace tied to fewer obese young workers

By Janice Neumann (Reuters Health) – Workplaces that encourage healthy lifestyle practices are tied to fewer obese employees among millennials, according to a new study. About 17 percent of young employees in workplaces that encouraged several healthy lifestyle practices were obese, compared to about 24 percent in spaces that promoted one or no healthy practices, researchers found. “I have personally experienced a range of workplace environments that I feel have influenced my eating habits and my physical activity, both positively and negatively,” said lead author Allison Watts, of the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

Posted on 28 August 2015 | 9:26 pm

FDA warns of severe joint pain risk with DPP-4 diabetes drugs

(Reuters) – A class of diabetes drugs that include Merck & Co Inc’s Januvia has been linked with severe joint pain, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday. The FDA said it had identified 33 cases of severe joint pain in patients taking a class of drugs known as DPP-4 inhibitors between Oct. 16, 2006, when the first one was approved, through Dec. 31, 2013. Five cases were reported with AstraZeneca Plc’s Onglyza (saxagliptin), two with Boehringer Ingelheim’s Tradjenta (linagliptin), and one with Takeda Pharmaceutical’s Nesina (alogliptin).

Posted on 28 August 2015 | 8:44 pm

On the Way to a National Destination Dignity

On Monday August 24, 2015, a historic moment happened in Washington when people living with mental health conditions from all over the nation, along with dozens of diverse organizations, gathered to raise public awareness for change. At the National Mall, leaders rallied hundreds to challenge the prejudice and fear they so often face, marching…

Posted on 28 August 2015 | 8:30 pm

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Former chief prosecutor says laws must change to allow people to die

Keir Starmer, former Crown Prosecution Service chief said politicians should back a Commons bid to give terminally-ill patients the right to die









Posted on 29 August 2015 | 7:27 am

‘Kate’s book has been a source of strength since she died’

When Kate Gross died from cancer, aged 36, her heartbreakingly honest memoir became a quickfire best-seller. Six months on, her husband, Billy tells Elizabeth Grice how her words have helped him and their twins to keep going









Posted on 28 August 2015 | 5:30 pm

New dads should always be able to sleep overnight in maternity wards

As a new NHS policy, which allows men to sleep overnight on maternity wards, is rolled out nationally, Dr Irene Gafson explains why the option must be there and the vital role a partner can play in the immediate postnatal period









Posted on 28 August 2015 | 12:48 pm

E-cigarette ‘safety’ study was written by industry funded scientists, Lancet warns

Public Health England claimed e-cigarettes were safe but relied on evidence provided by scientists funded by the vaping industry









Posted on 28 August 2015 | 8:39 am

United Utilities declares tap water safe for 80,000 in Lancashire – but not all homes are safe

Hundreds of thousands of homes in Lancashire had been left having to boil their water after parasitic outbreak but restriction lifted in parts of Blackpool, Chorley and Preston









Posted on 28 August 2015 | 7:29 am

Parkinson’s disease brain cells burn out scientists say

Canadian researchers liken Parkinson’s disease to an overheating motor









Posted on 28 August 2015 | 3:56 am

Tap water safe to drink for 80,000 after parasite – but not all homes are safe

Hundreds of thousands of homes in Lancashire had been left having to boil their water









Posted on 27 August 2015 | 8:44 pm

Dementia sufferer dies after using poisonous stain remover to make coffee

He poured Vanish Oxi-Action Gold into a coffee for himself and his wife









Posted on 27 August 2015 | 7:57 pm

Forcing ‘picky eaters’ to try food they do not like ‘makes them more likely to become anxious’

Researchers find anxiety caused by food neophobia – the fear of tasting new things – could be made worse by parents frustrated by ‘picky eater’ children









Posted on 27 August 2015 | 5:50 pm

The obesity problem needs action, not analysis

Perhaps the way to convert our kids to healthy eating is by conveying the message that junk food, like analogue mobiles, is naff, says Judith Woods









Posted on 27 August 2015 | 3:28 pm

BBC News – Health

Paid to poo: Combating open defecation in India

Indian scheme aims to encourage better toilet habits

Posted on 29 August 2015 | 11:05 pm

NHS tests implanted sugar monitor

A blood sugar monitor that can stay in the body for five months is being tested on NHS patients with type 1 diabetes.

Posted on 29 August 2015 | 11:01 pm

Drinking water ‘no hangover cure’

Snacking or drinking water after a heavy night of drinking alcohol does not prevent a hangover, research on Dutch students suggests.

Posted on 29 August 2015 | 6:02 am

Speed up autism diagnosis – experts

Children with autism are having to wait an average of three-and-a-half years before diagnosis, while adults wait on average two years, experts say.

Posted on 29 August 2015 | 4:29 am

Man sheds polio for 30 years after jab

A man with an immune system disorder has spread polio for nearly 30 years, despite having been vaccinated, British scientists have found.

Posted on 28 August 2015 | 9:07 am

Young goths ‘at risk of depression’

Young people who identify as goths may be at increased risk of depression and self-harm, a study suggests.

Posted on 28 August 2015 | 6:16 am

Brain cells ‘burn out’ in Parkinson’s

Brain cells in Parkinson’s disease exhaust themselves and die prematurely, burning out like an “overheating motor”, an early study suggests.

Posted on 27 August 2015 | 11:08 pm

VIDEO: Blood test ‘finds early cancer relapses’

A blood test has been developed by scientists that could save lives by finding early signs of cancers that have started to grow again after treatment.

Posted on 27 August 2015 | 2:01 pm

Blood test ‘detects cancer relapse’

Searching blood for fragments of cancer can find tumours that have come back months before symptoms appear, a study shows.

Posted on 26 August 2015 | 11:01 pm

Laser detects brain tumour during surgery

Surgeons in London use lasers to diagnose abnormal tissue during an operation to remove a brain tumour.

Posted on 26 August 2015 | 4:01 pm