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Peanut butter recalled over salmonella fears

  • ...20 August 2014

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  • ... CNN

The Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday that nSpired Natural Foods, Inc. is voluntarily recalling several lots of peanut, almond and other nut butters on fears of salmonella contamination. The company was made aware of the risk after routine testing showed a potential link between consumption of these products and four separate instances of illness.... Continue reading

Menopause: Qs you’re not asking

  • ...20 August 2014

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  • ... CNN

Menopause: the permanent end of fertility (and periods!) that commonly happens to women in their late 40s and 50s. For many women, just saying the word can increase anxiety levels. READ MORE Source: Menopause: Qs you’re not asking

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Menopause: What you’re not asking (but should!)

  • ...20 August 2014

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Menopause: the permanent end of fertility (and periods!) that commonly happens to women in their late 40s and 50s. For many women, just saying the word can increase anxiety levels. READ MORE Source: Menopause: What you’re not asking (but should!)

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Amicus lead drug nears approval as late-stage trial succeeds

  • ...20 August 2014

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  • ... Reuters

(Reuters) – Amicus Therapeutics Inc is a step closer to bringing its first drug to the market after trial data paved the way for its lead drug to become the first oral treatment for patients with a disorder that causes an abnormal build-up of fat. READ MORE Source: Amicus lead drug nears approval as late-stage... Continue reading

Ebola fears slowing tourist flow to Africa

  • ...20 August 2014

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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is putting off thousands of tourists who had planned trips to Africa this year, especially Asians, including to destinations thousands of miles from the nearest infected community such as Kenya and South Africa. READ MORE Source: Ebola fears slowing tourist flow to Africa

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Illness with Ebola-like symptoms kills several in Congo: locals

  • ...20 August 2014

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KINSHASA (Reuters) – Democratic Republic of Congo has sent its health minister and a team of experts to the remote northern Equateur province after several people died there from a disease with Ebola-like symptoms, a local official and a professor said on Wednesday. READ MORE Source: Illness with Ebola-like symptoms kills several in Congo: locals

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Knowing Cockney Rhyming Slang Can Actually Help Doctors Save Lives

  • ...20 August 2014

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  • ... Forbes

Effective doctor-patient communication has always been an important aspect in the delivery of effective and timely care. Additionally, a majority of patient complaints arise from a breakdown in the doctor-patient relationship. Even though a large amount of research and opinion has been published on this particular topic over the years, one item seems to remain... Continue reading

Medicare Doctor-Patient Survey

  • ...16 August 2014

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Potential cuts to the Medicare payment system have AARP members worried that doctors, and especially their own doctor, may stop treating Medicare patients. Members support their Senators in fighting to stop this cut. READ MORE Source: Medicare Doctor-Patient Survey

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Parents’ Smoking Does Long-Term Damage to Kids’ Health: Study

Smoking while pregnant or around an infant has long been linked to development of asthma and allergies in young children. Now, researchers have found that the risk may persist into the teen years. The study, which followed nearly 4,000 children in Sweden for 16years,… READ MORE Source: Parents’ Smoking Does Long-Term Damage to Kids’ Health:... Continue reading

Want to Lose Weight? Ditch the Car

People who walk, bike or take public transportation to work tend to be thinner than those who ride in their own cars, according to a new study from the UK. The new findings -including that taking public transportation was just as beneficial as the other “active commuting”… READ MORE Source: Want to Lose Weight? Ditch... Continue reading

Anti-Fat Drug Shows Effectiveness in Trials

Amicus Therapeutics Inc said its experimental drug was as effective as enzyme replacement therapies (ERTs) after 18 months in patients with Fabry disease, an inherited disorder that leads to the abnormal build-up of fat.The company’s stock rose 38 percent in premarket trading… READ MORE Source: Anti-Fat Drug Shows Effectiveness in Trials

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Soldiers Seal Off Liberian Slum to Halt Ebola Spread

Security forces deployed Wednesday to enforce a quarantine around a slum in the Liberian capital, stepping up the government’s fight to stop the spread of Ebola and unnerving residents. Liberia has the highest death toll of the four West African countries affected by… READ MORE Source: Soldiers Seal Off Liberian Slum to Halt Ebola Spread

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The Medicinal Properties of Neem

Neem (Azadirachta indica) is used in so many ways in herbal medicine, which is why it has been tagged the “village pharmacy.” Neem is used to combat tiredness, cough, fever, loss of appetite, worm infestations and so much more. READ MORE Source: The Medicinal Properties of Neem

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