Iflove Health Headlines Today: March for Healthy Body and Psychology

Iflove Health Headlines Today: March for Healthy Body and Psychology

Here we conclude some interesting news about health and fitness. Please read the following headlines and see what to know next.

Marriage, in Sickness and for Health Insurance

After 12 years of unwedded bliss, two friends of mine recently got married. The reason: Her job offers health insurance benefits to married couples but not unhitched cohabiting ones.
Getting married for health insurance Los Angeles Times
Gasoline prices top concerns over jobs, health troubles The Associated Press

FDA Faulted for Approving Studies of Artificial Blood

By Rob Stein A new analysis concludes that the Food and Drug Administration approved experiments with artificial blood substitutes even after studies showed that the controversial products posed a clear risk of causing heart attacks and death.
study warns of increased risks in blood substitutes Chicago Tribune
Public good vs. real world Boston Globe
McCain seeks tax credit to help buy health insurance

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – Republican John McCain wants to change how people get their health insurance, shifting away from job-based coverage to an open market where people can choose from competing policies.
McCain’s health policies to help ‘uninsurables’ USA Today
Union Ad Criticizes McCain on Health Care New York Times

FDA Faulted for Approving Studies of Artificial Blood

By Rob Stein A new analysis concludes that the Food and Drug Administration approved experiments with artificial blood substitutes even after studies showed that the controversial products posed a clear risk of causing heart attacks and death.
Study warns of increased risks in blood substitutes Chicago Tribune
Public good vs. real world Boston Globe

Osteoporosis drug ‘risks heart’

women who take the drug Fosamax for osteoporosis may be at an increased risk of developing an irregular heartbeat, a US study suggests.
Health Buzz: Toddlers’ Vaccines and Other Health News U.S. News & World Report
Fosamax tied to increased risk of heart condition USA Today

1 in 4 US Toddlers Improperly Vaccinated

By Amanda Gardner TUESDAY, April 29 (HealthDay News) — New numbers show that more than a quarter of American toddlers may be under-vaccinated.
Toddlers May Be Missing Crucial Vaccines, CDC Says ABC News
CDC: A Quarter of US Kids Don’t Meet Vaccination Guidelines eFluxMedia

Doctors Say Gene Therapy Improved the Vision for Vision-Impaired

For the first time, researchers have shown that gene therapy can be used to improve vision for nearly blind children and young adults.
Gene therapy ‘aids youth’s sight’ BBC News
Gene therapy takes a step forward USA Today
Marriage, in Sickness and for Health Insurance

After 12 years of unwedded bliss, two friends of mine recently got married. The reason: Her job offers health insurance benefits to married couples but not unhitched cohabiting ones.
Getting married for health insurance Los Angeles Times
Gasoline prices top concerns over jobs, health troubles The Associated Press

Wis. parents who prayed as diabetic daughter died charged

WESTON, Wis. (AP) – Two parents who prayed as their 11-year-old daughter died of untreated diabetes were charged Monday with second-degree reckless homicide.
Video: Parents Who Prayed As Daughter Died Face Charges AssociatedPress
US couple charged with homicide in prayer vs. medicine case RIA Novosti

exercise-heart study casts doubt on ‘fit but fat’ theory

CHICAGO (AP) – New research challenges the notion that you can be fat and fit, finding that being active can lower but not eliminate heart risks faced by heavy women.
Too Fat? First, Get off the Couch U.S. News & World Report
If you’re fat, it’s hard to be fit: study Chicago Sun-Times

Study: Minnesotans income nearly flat, while health premiums soar

Minnesota workers saw their share of family-coverage health premiums from employer-provided insurance plans rise 37 percent over the past five years, while their income remained nearly flat, according to a new study.
Studay: Health insurance cost for families outpaces income Boston Globe
660000 Illinois jobs lose medical benefits Chicago Tribune

International Cancer Genome Consortium Founded

By Alice Turner Nine countries and the European Commission have founded the International Cancer Genome Consortium, it was revealed Tuesday.
International consortium to initiate cancer research, share data CBC.ca
Global consortium to hunt for cancer genes

Pre-Pregnancy Diabetes Rates Have Doubled

By Serena Gordon MONDAY, April 28 (HealthDay News) — The number of women starting their pregnancies with type 1 or type 2 diabetes has doubled since 1999, but rates of gestational diabetes have stayed the same, new research finds.
Diabetes in Pregnancy Is on the Rise U.S. News & World Report
Study: Pregnant women with pre-existing diabetes doubles The Associated Press
China to step up monitoring of EV71 virus after fatal outbreak

BEIJING, April 29 (Xinhua) — China will step up surveillance of the intestinal virus EV71 after an outbreak in east China killed 20 children, a health official said on Tuesday.
Enterovirus sickens hundreds of Chinese children, kills 20 Taipei Times
Killer virus keeps kids home Shanghai Daily

Infection, Cardiac Woes Send Heart Failure Patients to the Hospital

MONDAY, April 28 (HealthDay News) — Pneumonia, irregular heart beat, and obstructed blood flow to the heart are the most common reasons for hospitalization for heart failure in the United States, researchers say.
Factors Leading to Hospitalization in Heart Failure Patients eFluxMedia
Researchers Pin Down Main Factors For Heart Failure Hospital … Medical News Today

Deep Brain Stimulation Helps Severely Depressed

By Serena Gordon MONDAY, April 28 (HealthDay News) — For those with the most severe depression, a novel therapy may offer new hope.
Data Indicate Medtronic Device Helps Against Depression CNNMoney
Deep Brain Stimulation Shows Promise in Treating Depression eFluxMedia

All 40 UCF med school scholarships funded

The University of Central Florida College of Medicine announced today that all 40 scholarships, worth $6.4 million, have been funded for its inaugural class.
Ban Urged on Gifts at Medical Schools New York Times
Policy overhaul designed to lessen influence of drug industry on … Lawrence Journal World

A Suicide Tracking System for VA?

That would seem like a really good idea after news broke last week that nearly 1000 troops a month have attempted suicide after returning from service in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to internal VA …
Critics: VA hasn’t met veterans’ mental health needs Belleville News Democrat
Emails suggest cover-up of Vets suicide rate RINF

Medical marijuana patients face transplant hurdles

SEATTLE (AP) – Timothy Garon’s face and arms are hauntingly skeletal, but the fluid building up in his abdomen makes the 56-year-old musician look eight months pregnant.
Patient Denied Liver Transplant Due to Medical Marijuana Use eFluxMedia
Marijuana use forces Seattle patient off transplant list Seattle Post Intelligencer

Study Links HPV to Lung Cancer

By RUSSELL GOLDMAN A newly published study links the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus, or HPV, to lung cancer, adding lungs to the list of organs scientists say are susceptible to cancer as a result of contracting the most common sexually …
Common Viruses May Contribute To Development Of Lung Cancer MedHeadlines
Viruses May Trigger Lung Cancer Development

Bats tested for white-nose syndrome

By Rick Steelhammer Bats found dead at a Pendleton County cave earlier this month are being tested to determine whether they may have fallen victim to white-nose syndrome, an ailment of unknown origin that has killed tens of thousands of hibernating …
Testing Bats for White Nose WHSV
Fungus could be spreading to bat caves in Pennsylvania phillyBurbs

March raises millions to fight birth defects

About 40000 people turned out Sunday for the March of Dimes’ March for Babies at the University of Houston, an event that raised $3.6 million that will be used to help prevent premature births and fight birth defects.
Preemies’ survival to help other infants live Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
JOHN NEVILL/Sun-Gazette correspondent Williamsport Sun-Gazette

Osteoporosis drug ‘risks heart’

Women who take the drug Fosamax for osteoporosis may be at an increased risk of developing an irregular heartbeat, a US study suggests.
Health Buzz: Toddlers’ Vaccines and Other Health News U.S. News & World Report
Fosamax tied to increased risk of heart condition USA Today

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