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What does it mean to be human? Philosophers, theologians, sociologists and psychologists have attempted to understand the nature of mankind for ages. Their conclusions often contradict each other which lead to confusion rather than clarification. Clearly Man is a very complicated social being. The Bible tells us that man is “fearfully and wonderfully made.”
  • How do we understand our makeup and does it make a difference?
  • What is the meaning of being “created in the image of God?”
  • What causes our natural responses and can we change this behaviour?

Join Ron Matsen from the Executive Briefing Room of the River Lodge, New Zealand as he explores the subject of our “Human Nature” and gives insight into the architecture and accountability of all mankind.

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“The fear of God is the beginning of wisdom.” Proverbs 9:10

But how do we balance the awesome majesty due to the Creator and Ruler of the universe with the gracious family intimacy that is now available to us through the completed work of Christ?

What does His Holiness demand of us, personally?

What are the hazards of failing to render the Almighty His due, while availing ourselves the riches committed to us of the precious promises in His Word?

How do we deal with these paramount issues facing us daily in practical challenges?

Chuck Missler grapples with these wildly misunderstood tensions with down-to-earth frankness and Biblically-based candor.

 


 

 

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One of the last instructions given by Jesus to the Church was, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel.” (Mark 16:15)

The fact is most Christians don’t know how to share their faith effectively. Sadly, many of the people they know in the world today are wandering around, lost and without hope, having never heard the wonderful Message of Reconciliation.

How would you answer the question, “What must I do to be saved?”

What are the essential facts, demands and promises of the Gospel?

Why are we told to evangelize?

Join Ron Matsen in the Executive Briefing Room of the River Lodge, New Zealand as he explores the subject of “The Gospel – The Message of Reconciliation” and gives practical insight into how to share the essential doctrines of salvation.

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R4.5 million in rhino horn seized

 
‎01 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎01:51:29 PMGo to full article
The South African Revenue service says the rhino horn haul that took place on Friday was the single biggest seizure ever by the SARS customs team.
 

Anni Dewani's killer described as a protector

 
‎01 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎01:13:49 PMGo to full article
Friends and family of the man convicted of shooting and killing Anni Dewani have described him as a protector in the community.
 

Mulaudzi laid to rest

 
‎01 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎12:46:59 PMGo to full article
International athlete Mbulaheni Mulaudzi has been laid to rest at his home village of Muduluni in Limpopo's Mhado-Louis Trichardt area.
 

Anni Dewanis killer to be laid to rest

 
‎01 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎12:17:06 PMGo to full article
The man convicted of shooting and killing Anni Dewani will be laid to rest in Khayelitsha on Saturday.
 

Young people urged to emulate Mulaudzi

 
‎01 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎09:57:24 AMGo to full article
Public Service and Administration Minister Collins Chabane has urged young South Africans to emulate the spirit of patriotism and the love of the country Mbulaheni Mulaudzi showed to the world.
 

Water shortage remains a concern for government: Zuma

 
‎01 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎09:00:14 AMGo to full article
President Jacob Zuma says that government remains concerned about the lack of water in some communities.
 

Thousands expected at sport stars funeral

 
‎01 ‎November ‎2014, ‏‎08:26:30 AMGo to full article
About 50 000 people are expected to attend the funeral services of Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa, Olympic medallist Mbulaeni Mulaudzi and female boxer, Phindile Mwelaseon on Saturday in Limpopo.
 

Houses unveiled for Habitat Agenda objective

 
‎31 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎10:45:10 PMGo to full article
The Free State government has unveiled the latest designs for subsidised houses in Bochabela in Bloemfontein.
 

Red Ants help rebuild Kya Sands homes

 
‎31 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎10:40:18 PMGo to full article
A month after over 2000 people lost their belongings when a fire swept through the Kya Sands area, rebuilding has begun, ironically assisted by the Red Ants.
 

Judgment reserved on deported Botswana national

 
‎31 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎10:12:25 PMGo to full article
The North Gauteng High Court has reserved judgment on whether the home affairs department should submit a further report on the unlawful deportation of Botswana national.
 

Judment reserved on deported Botswana national

 
‎31 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎10:12:25 PMGo to full article
The North Gauteng High Court has reserved judgment on whether the home affairs department should submit a further report on the unlawful deportation of Botswana national.
 

President Zuma extends term of the Arms Commission

 
‎31 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎10:08:44 PMGo to full article
President Jacob Zuma has extended until 30 April 2015 the term of the Commission of Inquiry into allegations of fraud, corruption and impropriety in the Strategic Defence Procurement Package.
 

Parents appeal for return of missing girls

 
‎31 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎09:40:50 PMGo to full article
Distraught parents of the two missing girls in Koster in the North West have appealed to members of the public to assist in the location of the girls.
 

Man in court for Meyiwa murder

 
‎31 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎08:16:54 PMGo to full article
The NPA has confirmed that 25-year-old, Zanokuhle Mbatha has appeared in the Boksburg Magistrate in connection with the murder of Senzo Meyiwa.
 

Brics membership not affecting its relation with SA: EU

 
‎31 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎07:41:14 PMGo to full article
The European Union says Pretoria's BRICS membership has not affected its relations with South Africa.
 

NGV Gas introduces cheaper alternative to motorists

 
‎31 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎07:10:06 PMGo to full article
Compressed natural gas company, NGV Gas, has introduced a cheaper alternative to petrol for motorists.
 

NGV Gas introduced cheaper alternative to motorists

 
‎31 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎07:10:06 PMGo to full article
Compressed natural gas company, NGV Gas, has introduced a cheaper alternative to petrol for motorists.
 

One in four cigarettes smoked in SA illegal expert

 
‎31 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎06:43:45 PMGo to full article
In the past four years the illicit cigarette trade has cost the government close to R18 billion.
 

Post office sitting on mail "mountain"

 
‎31 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎06:33:09 PMGo to full article
There is a "mountain" of undelivered mail at the SA Post Office (Sapo), MPs heard on Friday.
 

Goods to boost South Africa's economy

 
‎31 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎06:02:30 PMGo to full article
A call has been made to increase the number of exporters and the manufacturing of beneficiated goods to boost South Africa's struggling economy
 

Hundreds gather for Mulaudzi funeral

 
‎31 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎05:36:41 PMGo to full article
Hundreds of mourners have gathered at the True Worshipers Christian Centre in Midororoni village near Makhado in Limpopo for the memorial service of Olympian 34-year-old Mbulaheni Mulaudzi.
 

One in four cigarette smoked in SA is illegal expect

 
‎31 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎04:38:45 PMGo to full article
Illicit trading in South Africa has become as huge problem. In the past four years the trade has cost the government close to R18 billion.
 

Crowd gathers for Meyiwa Durban memorial

 
‎31 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎04:30:39 PMGo to full article
A few thousand people gathered outside the Durban City Hall on Friday where a memorial service for slain Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa was due to be held.
 

AbaThembu Royal family apologies to Winnie

 
‎31 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎04:04:46 PMGo to full article
The AbaThembu Royal family spokesperson, Daludumo Mtirara has issued a statement apologising to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela for remarks she considered defamatory and derogatory.
 

Meyiwa's body receives human guard of honour

 
‎31 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎03:54:55 PMGo to full article
The public is eagerly awaiting the opportunity to honour the late Bafana Bafana Captain and Goalkeeper, Senzo Meyiwa, when a cortege bearing his coffin drives through the Durban city centre.
 

Meyiwa's body recieves human guard honour

 
‎31 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎03:54:55 PMGo to full article
The public is eagerly awaiting the opportunity to honour the late Bafana Bafana Captain and Goalkeeper, Senzo Meyiwa, when a cortege bearing his coffin drives through the Durban city centre.
 

Zuma declares Provincial Official Funerals for fallen stars

 
‎31 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎12:37:33 PMGo to full article
President Jacob Zuma has declared Provincial Official Funerals for the late exceptional Bafana Bafana Captain Senzo Meyiwa and the Olympic medalist Mbulaheni Mulaudzi.
 

Zuma to open new water treatment scheme in Giyani

 
‎31 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎12:36:59 PMGo to full article
President Jacob Zuma is opening a new water treatment scheme in Giyani in Limpopo.
 

Gauteng police refute rumours of arrests in Meyiwa case

 
‎31 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎12:29:56 PMGo to full article
Gauteng police have denied rumours that two people have been arrested in connection with the murder of Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates Captain, Senzo Meyiwa.
 

Multiple car crash forces N3 to be closed

 
‎31 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎11:48:57 AMGo to full article
A major crash involving at least 13 cars has been reported on the N3 on the KwaZulu-Natal side of Van Reenen's Pass on the Free State border.
 

Kings Park Stadium murder trial continues

 
‎31 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎09:34:49 AMGo to full article
The trial of four men accused of beating former Royal Marine, Brett Williams, to death continues in the Durban Magistrate's Court on Friday.
 

Marcel Golding leaves HCI after 20 years

 
‎31 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎08:27:01 AMGo to full article
Hosken Consolidated Investments (HCI) chairman, Marcel Golding has parted ways with the company after co-founding it 20 years ago.
 

Oudtshoorn Municipality addresses water shortages

 
‎31 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎08:18:58 AMGo to full article
The Oudtshoorn Municipality in the Little Karoo says it has taken steps to deal with critical water shortages after vandals damaged borehole stations.
 

One death too many: Gun Free SA

 
‎30 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎09:53:44 PMGo to full article
The spate of fire-arm related crimes has seen a renewed attempt to tighten gun control in South Africa.
 

Shootout between police and robbers

 
‎30 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎09:03:19 PMGo to full article
A shootout ensued between police and robbers on the Old Pretoria Road north of Johannesburg on Thursday.
 

SABC chair does not have qualifications: DA

 
‎30 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎08:31:46 PMGo to full article
The DA says an independent verification process has provided further evidence that SABC Chairperson Zandile Tshabalala does not have the qualifications as claimed on her CV.
 

Two rhino poachers killed

 
‎30 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎08:22:50 PMGo to full article
Two rhino poachers have been killed and six others arrested, SA National Parks (SANParks) said on Thursday.
 

Dewani suffers a panic attack

 
‎30 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎07:14:07 PMGo to full article
State witness, Zola Tongo, has faced another tough day under cross examination in the Western Cape High Court on Thursday.
 

Makhura confident Meyiwas killers will be arrested

 
‎30 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎06:17:04 PMGo to full article
Gauteng Premier David Makhura has expressed confidence in the team of investigators probing the death of the Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa.
 

Concerns over national school nutrition programme

 
‎30 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎05:50:56 PMGo to full article
Concerns are growing over the Basic Education's National School Nutrition programme, which provides food for learners in schools countrywide.
 

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Flu or Ebola? US hospitals prepare for a confusing season

 
‎31 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎08:55:04 PMGo to full article
Local residents gather brochures about Ebola prior to a meeting with community leaders and Health Department medical professionals October 29, 2014 at the Bronx Museum of the Arts in New YorkAfter weeks of Ebola panic, false alarms and quibbles over quarantine in the United States, health authorities are bracing for a new battle: flu season. The end of October marks the start of influenza season, bringing with it the predictable sniffles, sneezes, fever and aches that can extend well into the spring months. First is the Ebola epidemic in West Africa that spilled into the United States when a Liberian man traveled to Texas in September and infected two nurses who helped care for him. The prospect of facing all three illnesses in a single season has led the CDC to start a public education campaign to help people understand the risks, and to remind people to get their annual flu vaccine.
 
 

Did You Look Beyond the Pink This Breast Cancer Awareness Month?

 
‎31 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎04:58:51 PMGo to full article
Did You Look Beyond the Pink This Breast Cancer Awareness Month?As October comes to an end, the pink martinis have been drunk, the pink pompoms have gone flat, and the grocery store is getting ready to change out their donation signage for another important cause. But breast cancer? It doesn't care one bit about the calendar. I know this because if it did, when my friend Dana was 37 weeks pregnant with her...
 
 

Lawsuit: Surgical gowns let diseases pass through

 
‎31 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎05:23:05 AMGo to full article
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A $500 million lawsuit against Kimberly-Clark Corp. alleges the company falsely claimed its surgical gowns protected against Ebola and other infectious diseases.
 

Ebola case highlights work of NYC disease sleuths

 
‎30 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎10:21:01 PMGo to full article
FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2014, file photo, police officers stand outside The Gutter bowling alley after it was closed when it was discovered it had been visited by Craig Spencer, a Doctors Without Borders physician who tested positive for the Ebola virus, in the Williamsburg neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York. After Spencer was settled at a hospital, New York department of health workers reconstructed in detail his movements in the days since his return form Guinea where he was treating patients with Ebola. They combined information from his Metrocard, phone records and friends to paint a picture of his days and to assess whether anyone else may have been exposed and found that he had visited the bowling alley. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's disease detectives were off and running the moment the call came in from a doctor who suspected he had Ebola.
 
 

Bristol immunotherapy shows encouraging survival in lung cancer trial

 
‎30 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎05:37:15 PMGo to full article
By Bill Berkrot (Reuters) - Treatment of a common form of advanced lung cancer with Bristol-Myers Squibb Co's experimental immunotherapy nivolumab led to a one-year survival rate of 41 percent in a midstage clinical trial, according to data to be presented at a medical meeting, sending the drugmaker's shares up 8.8 percent. ...
 

Correction: Superstorm-Mental Health story

 
‎30 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎03:54:41 PMGo to full article
a couple surveys the remains of the home owned by the woman’s parentsLONG BEACH, N.Y. (AP) — In a story Oct. 29 about Superstorm Sandy victims experiencing mental health issues, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of an organization helping with disaster distress response. The organization is the Visiting Nurse Service, not the Visiting Nurse System.
 
 

AstraZeneca wins U.S. approval for two-in-one diabetes pill

 
‎30 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎09:14:32 AMGo to full article
A sign is seen at an AstraZeneca site in MacclesfieldLONDON (Reuters) - A new two-in-one diabetes pill from AstraZeneca has been approved by U.S. regulators, the British drugmaker said on Thursday. The green light from the Food and Drug Administration is for Xigduo XR, which combines the company's recently launched diabetes treatment dapagliflozin with an older kind of medicine called metformin. Xigduo XR is the first once-daily tablet combining a so-called SGLT2 inhibitor drug and metformin to win U.S. approval. (Reporting by Ben Hirschler; editing by Jason Neely)
 
 

People with celiac disease more likely to fracture bones

 
‎29 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎11:12:36 PMGo to full article
By Katryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - People diagnosed with celiac disease are almost twice as likely as those without it to break a bone, according to a new review of the evidence. More studies are needed, though, to see if people whose celiac hasn’t been diagnosed yet are at similar risk, researchers say. About two million Americans have celiac disease - in which the immune system attacks the small intestine in response to gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye and barley - according to the National Institutes of Health. ...
 

Dr. Roach: Itchy skin condition increases women's cancer risk

 
‎29 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎10:49:30 PMGo to full article
Dear Dr. Roach: I'm a 72-year-old female recently diagnosed with lichen sclerosus of the vulva. The issue started about four years ago with a rash on my buttock, for which I used every over-the-counter medication available.
 

Roach: Itchy skin condition increases women's cancer risk

 
‎29 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎10:49:30 PMGo to full article
DEAR DR. ROACH: I'm a 72-year-old female recently diagnosed with lichen sclerosus of the vulva. The issue started about four years ago with a rash on my buttock, for which I used every over-the-counter medication available.
 

Lilly, Boehringer revise terms of diabetes drugs alliance

 
‎29 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎03:51:26 PMGo to full article
(Reuters) - Eli Lilly and Co and German drugmaker Boehringer Ingelheim said they had revised the structure of their diabetes alliance for some countries. Under the alliance signed in 2011, the companies agreed to develop and market diabetes drugs together in more than 50 countries. Boehringer and Lilly will continue to jointly develop and market these drugs in 17 countries, including the United States, they said in a statement on Wednesday. These countries represent over 90 percent of the anticipated market opportunity for these drugs, they said. ...
 

TB-diabetes co-epidemic looms, experts warn

 
‎29 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎12:43:39 PMGo to full article
A tuberculosis patientHaving diabetes triples a person's risk of contracting TB, which killed about 1.5 million people last year, said the report compiled by the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease and the World Diabetes Foundation. A growing link has been observed between diabetes -- a disease of diet, lifestyle and genes -- and TB, a respiratory disease spread by bacteria, it said. "This is largely because diabetes rates are skyrocketing around the world, and having diabetes increases the risk that a person will become sick with TB." According to the report, it was estimated that there were more people in the world living with a combination of TB and diabetes than there were people living with TB and HIV -- a well-known duo that has claimed millions of lives.
 
 

Google seeks way to search bodies for disease

 
‎29 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎12:10:41 PMGo to full article
A Life Sciences team at the special projects Google X Lab are experimenting with having "nanoparticles" hunt for signs of medical trouble in bloodstreams.Google is exploring a way to search inside people's bodies for early signs of deadly illnesses such as cancer or heart disease.
 
 

Experts sound alarm as diabetes fuels cases of TB

 
‎29 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎11:47:35 AMGo to full article
By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - Cases of tuberculosis are set accelerate worldwide unless action is taken to curb diabetes, a chronic condition that weakens the immune system and triples the risk a person will develop the lung disease, health experts warned on Wednesday. Tuberculosis (TB), which killed an estimated 1.5 million people last year according to the World Health Organization (WHO), is caused by bacteria that lie dormant in many people. ...
 

UK charities group launches appeal for Ebola, first for a disease

 
‎29 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎10:26:33 AMGo to full article
Health workers remove the body of a man believed to have died from the Ebola virus at a street in MonroviaLONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) launched an appeal to raise funds for the Ebola outbreak in west Africa on Wednesday, the first time the charities group has sought to raise money in response to a disease. The outbreak of the hemorrhagic fever that began in March has killed nearly 5,000 people, according to World Health Organization figures, the vast majority in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. ...
 
 

Painted pumpkins raising awareness about food allergies

 
‎28 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎11:15:47 PMGo to full article
p-umpkinBy Daniel Gaitan (Reuters Health) - Households across the U.S. this Halloween are displaying hand-painted teal-colored pumpkins on their porches and lawns, a signal that children with food allergies can safely trick-or-treat there. The Teal Pumpkin Project, being promoted as a new tradition by Virginia-based nonprofit Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE), aims to help raise awareness about food allergies by providing non-food treats for trick-or-treaters. ...
 
 

Google seeks way to search bodies for disease

 
‎28 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎10:15:32 PMGo to full article
The Google logo is seen during a press announcement in New York, September 2, 2012Google is exploring a way to search inside people's bodies for early signs of deadly illnesses such as cancer or heart disease. A Life Sciences team at the special projects Google X Lab are experimenting with having "nanoparticles" hunt for signs of medical trouble in bloodstreams and then essentially report findings to sensors people could wear. "This is still early-stage research, but we've done a number of promising experiments, so we're going to keep going," Google said in a description of the project made public Tuesday. Imagined applications include a test for enzymes given off by arterial plaques that are about to rupture and cause a heart attack or stroke, or a way to watch for cancer cells after surgery or chemo treatments.
 
 

Advanced ovarian cancer may someday be detected with tampons

 
‎28 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎10:05:20 PMGo to full article
By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - In a small new study, ovarian cancer cells were detectable on the tampons of some women with advanced stage cancer. “This is a proof of principle study that certainly needs more work on it before we know how useful it will be,” said Dr. Charles N. Landen Jr. of the University of Virginia, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. But it is helpful to know that you can pick up tumor DNA in vaginal secretions, Landen told Reuters Health by phone. ...
 

Preissle: 'You are not your cancer'

 
‎28 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎09:54:37 PMGo to full article
When Athens resident Judith Preissle was diagnosed with breast cancer, her first instinct was to research the disease. Preissle's cognitive approached to her diagnosis was a natural one, she said.
 

Lack of family history doesn't mean breast cancer pass

 
‎28 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎09:53:51 PMGo to full article
Having no family history of breast cancer doesn't mean you get a free pass from the disease. Brooke Thomas learned this lesson in August when she was diagnosed with breast cancer.
 

Watkinsville woman credits early breast cancer diagnosis to annual mammograms

 
‎28 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎09:53:16 PMGo to full article
Mammograms save lives. It's a fact Debbie Dolan knew, but said she didn't fully understand until she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012 following her annual mammogram.
 

Study finds Vitamin D might ease asthma

 
‎28 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎07:07:08 PMGo to full article
Study finds Vitamin D might ease asthmaCatching some rays outside could be a simple solution to managing acute asthmatic episodes, according to a new study at Tel Aviv University.
 
 

U.S. judge slashes $9 billion award vs Takeda, Lilly over diabetes drug

 
‎28 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎01:07:36 AMGo to full article
The logo of Japanese Takeda Pharmaceutical Co is seen at an office building in GlattbruggBy Jessica Dye (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Monday slashed a $9 billion punitive damages award to $36.8 million against Takeda Pharmaceutical Co and Eli Lilly & Co over their Actos diabetes drug, although she rejected their request for a new trial. U.S. District Judge Rebecca Doherty in Louisiana in a court filing granted a motion from the drugmakers to reduce the $9 billion in combined punitive damages awarded earlier this year. ...
 
 

Canadian guidelines recommend against prostate cancer test

 
‎27 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎10:29:41 PMGo to full article
By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) - Men should not get a common blood test to screen for prostate cancer, according to new healthcare guidelines from Canada. The potential for harm after prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing outweighs the benefit, says the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care. “The ratio seems to be on the harm side - not the benefit side,” said Dr. Neil Bell, a member of the Task Force and chair of its prostate cancer screening working group. ...

 

Correction: Colon Cancer Test story

 
‎27 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎06:33:45 PMGo to full article
This undated product image provided by the Mayo Clinic shows the Cologuard test. The test is the first to look for cancer-related DNA in stool, and was approved by the Food and Drug Administration last month. It will be offered by prescription at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, where it was developed, and soon nationwide. (AP Photo/Mayo Clinic)In a story Oct. 26 about Cologuard, a new DNA test for colon cancer screening, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the test was approved in September and was not yet available nationwide. The test was approved in August and has been available through the Cologuard website and private practice physicians for people willing to pay for it themselves, not just starting Monday at the Mayo Clinic with Medicare reimbursement.
 
 

US disease expert argues against Ebola quarantine

 
‎27 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎01:37:14 AMGo to full article
File-This Feb. 28, 2014, file photo shows Samantha Power, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., speaking during a news conference after a private U.N. Security Council meeting. Power is going to visit all three of the West African countries hit hardest by the Ebola outbreak. A statement released late Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, by the U.S. mission to the U.N. says Samantha Power will visit Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea "to draw attention to the need for increased support for the international response." (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The gulf between politicians and scientists over Ebola widened on Sunday as the nation's top infectious-disease expert warned that the mandatory, 21-day quarantining of medical workers returning from West Africa is unnecessary and could discourage volunteers from traveling to the danger zone.
 
 

Lantern gets early funding for mental health therapy app

 
‎25 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎12:12:40 AMGo to full article
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Lantern, a technology startup that offers online and mobile coaching programs to support mental health, has won early backing for its service. Executives at the 2-year-old startup said on Friday it has raised $4.4 million from investors led by Silicon Valley-based venture firm Mayfield, with seed funding from SoftTechVC. Facebook Inc Chief Product Officer Chris Cox is serving as an advisor. ...
 

Cholera sickens nearly 1,000 people in Niger

 
‎24 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎07:20:56 PMGo to full article
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Doctors Without Borders says a cholera outbreak in the West African country of Niger killed 20 people and has sickened nearly 1,000 people.
 

Diabetes monitoring tech focuses on sharing the care

 
‎24 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎06:05:39 PMGo to full article
The Dexcom SHARE cradle lets you help a loved one monitor his or her diabetesA remote, mobile device that wirelessly transmits patients' continuous glucose monitoring data to up to five caregivers has just been given FDA approval.
 
 

British boy Ashya headed for Spain after cancer therapy

 
‎24 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎05:36:20 PMGo to full article
Naghmeh King leaves hospital with her son Ashya after his treatment for a brain tumor, on October 24, 2014 in PragueFive-year-old British brain tumour patient Ashya King is feeling better after 30 sessions of proton therapy in Prague and is heading back to Spain, his doctor said Friday. Sitting in a wheelchair, clutching a silver toy Porsche 911, Ashya waved to reporters outside the Czech capital's Proton Therapy Centre on Friday before being taken by ambulance to another Prague hospital where he is staying. "His condition improved during the therapy and now he can eat on his own, he can sit up, play, respond to questions, laugh, (and) take a few steps," said Jiri Kubes, head physician at the centre, which accepted Ashya in a frail state in September.
 
 

AstraZeneca cancer drug pipeline gets boost from European green light

 
‎24 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎01:47:29 PMGo to full article
A sign is seen at an AstraZeneca site in MacclesfieldBy Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - AstraZeneca's cancer drug pipeline received a boost on Friday, as European regulators recommended approval of an experimental medicine against ovarian cancer. The green light from the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for olaparib, or Lynparza, is welcome news since the product hit a road bump in June when a U.S. panel voted against its accelerated approval. AstraZeneca has flagged the medicine as a potential $2 billion-a-year seller. Olaparib blocks an enzyme involved in cell repair and is designed for patients with certain hereditary gene mutations. ...
 
 

Call Uber for a…flu shot

 
‎24 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎01:18:28 PMGo to full article
Uber conducted a one-day that could bring back doctor house calls.The company that gave the taxi industry a revitalization could bring back doctor house-calls, starting with flu shots.
 
 

Britons had less gum disease in Roman times than today: study

 
‎24 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎11:36:26 AMGo to full article
Britons had less gum disease in Roman times than today: studyBritons had far less gum disease in the Roman era than today, and oral health has seriously worsened despite the advent of toothbrushes and dentists, a study said Friday.
 
 

U.S. urges judge to dismiss cholera lawsuit against United Nations

 
‎23 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎09:32:31 PMGo to full article
By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. government urged a federal judge on Thursday to dismiss a lawsuit filed against the United Nations by a group of Haitians who claim peacekeepers caused the devastating cholera epidemic that followed their country’s 2010 earthquake. Ellen Blain, a lawyer for the Justice Department, told U.S. District Judge J. Paul Oetken in New York that the lawsuit, filed in 2013, should be thrown out because the United Nations is "absolutely immune" from such claims. ...
 

U.S. court upholds patents on Pfizer's cancer drug

 
‎23 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎03:00:16 PMGo to full article
The Pfizer logo is seen at their world headquarters in New York(Reuters) - A U.S. district court ruled in favor of Pfizer Inc in a patent lawsuit it filed against Mylan Inc alleging patent infringement on its cancer drug, Sutent, Pfizer said. Pfizer filed the lawsuit in June 2010 after Mylan attempted to market a generic version of Sutent, patented until 2021. Sutent, which is approved for use in advanced kidney cancer, gastrointestinal and pancreatic tumors, raked in sales of about $578 million in the first half of this year. The case is Pfizer Inc v. Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc, U.S. District Court, District of Delaware, No. 10-cv-00528-GMS. ...
 
 

Hospital patients rarely wash their hands, may spread disease

 
‎22 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎11:31:20 PMGo to full article
By Madeline Kennedy NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Although healthcare workers are urged to wash their hands often and hand sanitizer dispensers are everywhere in hospitals, patients are less scrupulous and may be contributing to the spread of hospital-acquired infections, say Canadian researchers. After tracking hundreds of patients in a transplant ward for nearly a year, the study team found that hand washing followed less than a third of bathroom visits, and washing or hand-sanitizer use happened only rarely after patients entered or left a room. ...
 

Trust team doctors over concussion, says MLS medical chief

 
‎22 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎03:23:25 AMGo to full article
By Simon Evans BRIDGETOWN Barbados (Reuters) - FIFA's new plans for dealing with concussions have been criticized by some in the United States for not involving an independent medical inspection, but Major League Soccer's medical chief believes team doctors should be trusted. The proposed protocol from FIFA states that when a suspected concussion occurs, the referee should stop the game for three minutes, allowing a team doctor to make an on-pitch assessment and decide if the player has a suspected concussion. ...
 

Court orders mental health evaluation for White House fence jumper

 
‎21 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎10:45:06 PMGo to full article
New River Regional Jail booking photo of Omar GonzalezBy Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge in Washington on Tuesday ordered a 30 day mental health evaluation for Omar Gonzalez, the Iraq war veteran charged with jumping the fence of the White House and entering the presidential mansion with a knife last month. Gonzalez was found "not competent" to stand trial in a one-hour screening performed while he was detained following the Sept. 19 incident. Gonzalez cannot be arraigned on charges returned last week by a federal grand jury unless he is found competent to stand trial. ...
 
 

Nurse infected with Ebola in Spain cleared of disease

 
‎21 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎05:55:53 PMGo to full article
A woman holds a placard reading, "We are all Teresa", during a demonstration called by "Marea Blanca" movement, in support of Spanish nurse Teresa Romero, who contracted Ebola, at La Constitucion square in MalagaMADRID (Reuters) - A Spanish nurse infected with Ebola in Madrid while caring for a priest who later died of the virus has been cleared of the deadly disease after testing negative two times in a row, doctors said on Tuesday. "We consider her cured of the Ebola virus by World Health Organization criteria," said Jose Ramon Arribas, doctor at the Carlos III Hospital in Madrid where the nurse is being treated. ...
 
 

Petition calls on Roche to cut breast cancer drug price

 
‎21 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎03:22:49 PMGo to full article
The logo of Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche is seen at the company's headquarters in BaselLONDON (Reuters) - A British-led petition signed by 29,000 people has demanded that Switzerland's Roche, the world's biggest maker of cancer medicines, cut the price of its expensive new breast cancer drug Kadcyla. The campaign shows the growing pressure on drug companies as a raft of promising new cancer treatments reach the market. U.S. insurers also say they are alarmed by a coming flood of cancer medicines with "astronomical price tags", while pricing rows have flared in France and Italy. ...
 
 

Flu drug aimed at Ebola may also fight norovirus, study finds

 
‎21 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎02:25:03 PMGo to full article
LONDON (Reuters) - An experimental Japanese flu drug that has hit the headlines because of its potential to fight Ebola may also work against norovirus, the winter vomiting bug, British researchers said on Tuesday. As with Ebola, the research is still at an early stage but a study in mice found that Fujifilm's Avigan, or favipiravir, was effective at reducing -- and in some cases eliminating -- norovirus infection. The drug works by causing the virus to self-destruct in a process known as "lethal mutagenesis", which causes errors in its genetic information. ...
 

White House halts funding on risky flu studies

 
‎20 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎07:45:46 PMGo to full article
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The White House has temporarily stopped funding new research involving the flu and other pathogens in which scientists deliberately make them more transmissible or more deadly. The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy announced the government is assessing the potential risks and benefits of so-called "gain-of-function" studies. The U.S. ...
 

EU offers benefits of 'orphan' disease status to Ebola drugs

 
‎20 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎05:18:14 PMGo to full article
LONDON (Reuters) - Europe's medicines regulator said on Monday it was ready to offer Ebola treatments and vaccines the benefits of "orphan" drug status -- including extended market exclusivity -- in a bid to encourage their development. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) said orphan status could be granted for experimental drugs intended for life-threatening conditions affecting no more than five in 10,000 people in the European Union, as is the case for Ebola. ...
 

Japan's Fujifilm says to make Avigan anti-flu drug for more Ebola patients

 
‎20 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎05:18:14 PMGo to full article
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Fujifilm Holdings Corp said on Monday it was expanding the production of its Avigan anti-influenza drug to reach an additional number of Ebola patients. France and Guinea plan to conduct clinical trials of Avigan 200 mg tablets, made by Fujifilm group company Toyama Chemical Co, in Guinea to treat Ebola in mid-November, Fujifilm said in a statement. ...
 

NewLink in $1 billion deal with Roche to develop cancer drug

 
‎20 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎02:08:48 PMGo to full article
(Reuters) - NewLink Genetics Corp said it entered into an agreement with Roche Holding AG to develop NewLink's cancer immunotherapy, making the Ebola vaccine developer eligible to receive over $1 billion in milestone payments. NewLink's shares jumped nearly 30 percent before the bell on Monday. Immunotherapies are a class of drugs designed to help the body's own immune system fend off disease. ...
 

Spaniard with Ebola beats the disease, test shows

 
‎20 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎12:55:52 AMGo to full article
MADRID (AP) — A Spanish nursing assistant infected with Ebola after treating missionary priests with the disease repatriated from West Africa has managed to beat it after nearly two weeks of treatment in Madrid and has no traces of the virus in her bloodstream, according to test results released Sunday night by Spain's government.
 

Spanish Ebola nurse appears clear of disease, says government

 
‎19 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎09:10:23 PMGo to full article
Health workers in protective suits stand at a window in the isolation ward of the Carlos III hospital in MadridMADRID (Reuters) - The Spanish nurse who contracted Ebola while caring for two infected priests in a Madrid hospital, becoming the first person to contract the virus outside West Africa, appears to have overcome the deadly disease, the government said on Sunday. Tests on Teresa Romero, 44, hospitalized earlier this month with a high fever and treated in an isolation unit in a specially-adapted hospital in central Madrid, gave a negative result for the virus on Sunday, it said in a statement. ...
 
 

U.S. hospitals gird for Ebola panic as flu season looms

 
‎19 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎01:04:16 PMGo to full article
By Bill Berkrot and Yasmeen Abutaleb NEW YORK (Reuters) - A young woman complaining of abdominal pain and nausea who had traveled to Africa arrived at a Long Island hospital fearful that she had contracted Ebola. She did not have the virus, but the pregnancy test was positive. The woman had been to South Africa, more than 3,400 miles (5,400 km) from the three West African countries enduring the worst Ebola outbreak on record, and the trip ended six weeks prior, or twice the potential incubation period for Ebola infection. "It tells you how ready for panic we can get ourselves," said Dr. ...
 

Ebola FAQs: How disease is transmitted

 
‎17 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎06:59:00 PMGo to full article
The latest facts, from transmission to potency to hospital care for the viral disease.
 

Top 5 Tips for Managing Your Diabetes

 
‎17 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎05:41:01 PMGo to full article
Hispanics continue to be challenged by high rates of diabetes. According to national examination surveys, Hispanics are almost twice as likely as non-Hispanics to be diagnosed with diabetes by a physician. Hispanics also have higher rates of end-stage renal disease as a complication of diabetes and are 50 percent more likely to die from...
 

The CDC's Tom Frieden and Ebola Virus Disease

 
‎17 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎05:01:02 PMGo to full article
The CDC's Tom Frieden and Ebola Virus DiseaseThe CDC is shifting its stance on Ebola guidelines following complaints from Texas Health Presbyterian nursing staff, the general public, and various national experts. Dr. Tom Frieden is Director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and an alumnus of Columbia University. He was a medical officer for the World Health...
 
 

Roche, Merck extend immunotherapy fight to breast cancer

 
‎17 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎08:59:32 AMGo to full article
The logo of Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche is seen outside their headquarters in BaselLONDON (Reuters) - Swiss drugmaker Roche and U.S. group Merck & Co are to present data on their rival immunotherapy drugs in breast cancer in December, extending the novel approach to fighting tumors to another cancer type. Early clinical results with Roche's drug, known as MPDL3280A, in so-called triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) will be revealed at the Dec. 9-13 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, the firm said after announcing third-quarter results. TNBC does not respond to either of two kinds of hormonal therapy or drugs that target HER2 receptors, such as Roche's own Herceptin. ...
 
 

Roche, Merck extend immunotherapy fight to breast cancer

 
‎17 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎08:45:54 AMGo to full article
The logo of Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche is seen outside their headquarters in BaselLONDON (Reuters) - Swiss drugmaker Roche and U.S. group Merck & Co are to present data on their rival immunotherapy drugs in breast cancer in December, extending the novel approach to fighting tumours to another cancer type. Early clinical results with Roche's drug, known as MPDL3280A, in so-called triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) will be revealed at the Dec. 9-13 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, the firm said after announcing third-quarter results. TNBC does not respond to either of two kinds of hormonal therapy or drugs that target HER2 receptors, such as Roche's own Herceptin. ...
 
 

Diet may influence ovarian cancer survival

 
‎16 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎11:37:14 PMGo to full article
By Kathryn Doyle NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Women with healthier diets before an ovarian cancer diagnosis are less likely to die in the years following the cancer than women with poorer diets, according to a new study. The exceptions were women with diabetes or a high waist circumference, which is often linked to diabetes. A healthy diet before diagnosis may indicate a stronger immune system and, indirectly, the capacity to respond favorably to cancer therapy, said lead author Cynthia A. ...
 

Roche extends immunotherapy fight to breast cancer

 
‎16 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎05:22:33 PMGo to full article
(Reuters) - Swiss drugmaker Roche is to present data on its experimental immunotherapy drug in breast cancer next month, extending the novel approach to fighting tumours to another cancer type. Early clinical results with the drug, known as MPDL3280A, in so-called triple negative breast cancer will be revealed at the Dec. 9-13 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, the company said on Thursday after announcing third-quarter results. ...
 

New breast cancer drugs boost sales at Roche

 
‎16 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎11:26:49 AMGo to full article
The logo of Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche is seen outside their headquarters in BaselBy Caroline Copley ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss drugs firm Roche reported better than expected third-quarter sales on Thursday, boosted by a strong performance from its new breast cancer drugs. The world's largest maker of cancer drugs said group sales rose 2 percent to 11.78 billion Swiss francs ($12.5 billion), slightly ahead of the average forecast of 11.57 billion given by analysts in a Reuters poll. ...
 
 

Exercising three times a week significantly cuts depression risk

 
‎15 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎10:09:04 PMGo to full article
People exercise beside the Chao Phraya river in BangkokBy Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Exercising three times a week reduces the odds of developing depression by around 16 percent, scientists said on Wednesday -- and for every extra weekly activity session, the risk drops further. In a study conducted as part of a public health research consortium, the UK-based scientists said the relationship they found between depression and exercise points to ways to simultaneously improve both mental and physical health. ...
 
 

U.S. top court hears Teva's multiple sclerosis drug patent fight

 
‎15 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎07:09:45 AMGo to full article
Teva plant is seen in JerusalemBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday is set to wade into Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd's fight over patent protections for Copaxone, its top-selling multiple sclerosis drug, in one of the most important business cases of the justices' new term. The nine justices are due to hear a one-hour oral argument beginning at 10 a.m. EDT in which Israel-based Teva is pitted against generic rivals that want to introduce their own versions of the drug as soon as possible. ...
 
 

Report shows disparities in U.S. diabetes prevention, amputation

 
‎14 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎11:06:45 PMGo to full article
A person receives a test for diabetes during Care Harbor LA free medical clinic in Los AngelesBy Kathryn Doyle NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Differences in amputation rates for diabetes complications are a sign that disparities in care by region and race start much earlier, according to a new report. U.S. blacks are less likely to get routine preventive care for diabetes than other patients and three times more likely to lose a leg to amputation because of the disease, according to a new report from the Dartmouth Atlas Project, which analyzes Medicare data to see how well the healthcare system is working. ...
 
 

Pre-pregnancy lifestyle impacts gestational diabetes risk

 
‎14 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎06:36:33 PMGo to full article
By Roxanne Nelson NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A woman's pre-pregnancy lifestyle may strongly impact her risk of developing diabetes while pregnant. Healthy eating, regular exercise, healthy weight and no history of smoking before pregnancy were each powerfully linked to whether women would develop "gestational diabetes," according to a new U.S. study. Women with all four healthy lifestyle factors before becoming pregnant were more than 80 percent less likely to develop gestational diabetes than those with none of them, researchers found. ...
 

India loses WTO dispute over bird flu curbs on U.S. poultry

 
‎14 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎05:32:56 PMGo to full article
By Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) - India broke World Trade Organization rules by blocking U.S. poultry imports because of unsubstantiated bird flu fears, a WTO dispute panel ruled on Tuesday. India had claimed its import restrictions were justified by international rules on animal health, but the panel agreed with the United States and found that India's measures were not based on international standards and were discriminatory. The United States brought the case in March 2012, with the U.S. ...
 

Breast Cancer, a Global Disease

 
‎14 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎04:21:55 PMGo to full article
Breast Cancer, a Global DiseaseOctober is International Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time when our thoughts turn to the women and their families affected by breast cancer across the world, and we consider what we can do both as individuals and as a community to prevent the disease, increase early detection and improve the outcomes of those diagnosed.Breast cancer is the...
 
 

AstraZeneca looks to EU decision for next cancer drug boost

 
‎14 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎03:12:07 PMGo to full article
The logo of AstraZeneca is seen on medication packages in a pharmacy in LondonBy Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - AstraZeneca's cancer drug pipeline, already on a roll following promising clinical trial results, could get a further boost next week from a European green light for an experimental medicine against ovarian cancer. European Medicines Agency experts will consider whether to recommend approval of olaparib at their regular monthly meeting, with a decision expected on Oct. 23 or 24, a company spokeswoman said. ...
 
 

European code against cancer calls for smoke-free, active lives

 
‎14 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎12:16:41 PMGo to full article
By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Cancer experts issued a 12-point code on Tuesday aimed at preventing up to half of all new cases of the disease in Europe by guiding people towards smoke-free, active lives free from cancer-causing infections and substances. Publishing the new European code against cancer, experts at the World Health Organization's (WHO) cancer research agency said the dozen simple steps would help people reduce their risk of developing and dying from the disease. ...
 

Romney legacy expands to brain diseases

 
‎14 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎09:11:12 AMGo to full article
FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2012, file photo, Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, left, speaks to his running mate, vice presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan, right, R-Wis., as Romney's wife Ann waves to supporters after Romney conceded the race during his election night rally in Boston. Romney and his wife Ann announce an initiative to accelerate treatment and cures for complex neurological diseases, in partnership with Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Their legacy already established in politics, Mitt Romney and his wife, Ann, are working to leave a lasting mark on neuroscience.
 
 

Pfizer breast cancer drug to get FDA priority review

 
‎13 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎09:30:30 PMGo to full article
The US Food and Drug Administration has granted priority review for palbociclib, which would treat certain postmenopausal women with advanced breast cancer, Pfizer saidWashington (AFP) - Pfizer said Monday an experimental breast cancer treatment will be given an accelerated review by US regulators, speeding up the process for potential approval.
 
 

5 Myths About Supplements for Back Pain

 
‎13 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎06:03:15 PMGo to full article
5 Myths About Supplements for Back PainNutritional supplements are growing in popularity as a way to promote spine health and solve a vast array of medical ailments. The problem is, there is limited evidence and data to prove the effectiveness of many supplements. Before beginning any treatment plan, including the use of supplements, you should be informed about the facts. Let's...
 
 

Middle school aids Vista teen in cancer fight

 
‎12 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎04:00:00 PMGo to full article
Melissa Lopez, 13, needs a bone marrow transplant and her teachers at Madison have stepped up to help
 

Arthritis pain, lost sleep may lead to depression, disability

 
‎10 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎08:21:10 PMGo to full article
By Kathryn Doyle NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Having sleep problems in addition to osteoarthritis may lead to greater disability over time, according to a new study. “If your pain is keeping you awake today, you’re at risk of functional decline in the future,” said lead author Patricia A. Parmelee of the Center for Mental Health and Aging at The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. But these are very preliminary results, she added, noting that her team is among the first to examine how pain, sleep and mental health symptoms interact over time. Almost 15 percent of U.S. ...
 

Finding the Way Back to Normal After Breast Cancer: A Lesson in Invisible Fences

 
‎09 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎10:40:52 PMGo to full article
Finding the Way Back to Normal After Breast Cancer: A Lesson in Invisible FencesFor cancer survivors, finding the new normal is often job number one following a successful treatment. I know firsthand how hard it can be to reassemble the pieces following a long and exhausting treatment. While the good news for many is survival, there are often new concerns and challenges. And just as unique as is each survivor, so too...
 
 

Study shows how exercise protects the brain against depression

 
‎09 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎10:27:11 PMGo to full article
By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Well conditioned muscles make it easier for the body to purge a harmful protein associated with depression, a new study in mice suggests. “If you consistently exercise and your muscle is conditioned and adapted to physical exercise, then you acquire the ability to express this class of enzymes that have the ability to detoxify something that accumulates during stress and that will be harmful for you,” senior study author Dr. Jorge Ruas of the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm said in a telephone interview with Reuters Health. ...
 

Better diabetes remission after weight loss surgery than other methods

 
‎09 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎09:08:46 PMGo to full article
By Kathryn Doyle NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – More than 20 years of evidence suggests that bariatric surgery produces greater weight loss and more type 2 diabetes remissions than nonsurgical treatments for the obese, according to a review. The results, from a National Institutes of Health (NIH) symposium held last year, support the idea that weight loss surgeries are effective and safe, at least within the first two to five years after surgery. But more studies of long term effects are needed, the authors say. The NIH last held a consensus panel on the issue in 1991. ...
 

Scientists find lung cancer can lie hidden for 20 years

 
‎09 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎08:02:03 PMGo to full article
By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - Lung cancer can lie dormant for more than 20 years before turning deadly, helping explain why a disease that kills more than 1.5 million a year worldwide is so persistent and difficult to treat, scientists said on Thursday. Two papers detailing the evolution of lung cancer reveal how after an initial disease-causing genetic fault -- often due to smoking -- tumor cells quietly develop numerous new mutations, making different parts of the same tumor genetically unique. ...
 

Global Ebola response 'slower than the disease': S.Leone leader

 
‎09 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎03:34:49 PMGo to full article
Volunteers in protective suit carry for burial the body of a person who died from Ebola in Waterloo, southeast of Freetown, on October 7, 2014Washington (AFP) - Sierra Leone's president on Thursday assailed the global community's slow response to Ebola as United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon called for a "20-fold" increase in resources to battle the epidemic.
 
 

Haiti's cholera epidemic still emergency: UN envoy

 
‎09 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎06:57:06 AMGo to full article
A boy receives a dose of the vaccine against cholera, in Saut d'Eau, Central Plateau of Haiti, on September 17, 2014Washington (AFP) - Haiti's cholera epidemic is still an emergency and a let up in response based on the decreasing number of cases could have "tragic consequences," a UN special envoy said.
 
 

Woman with cancer plans to take her life in Oregon

 
‎09 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎04:06:37 AMGo to full article
This undated photo provided by the Maynard family shows Brittany Maynard. The terminally ill California woman moved to Portland, Ore., to take advantage of Oregon's Death with Dignity Act, which was established in the 1990s. Maynard wants to pass a similar law in California and has turned to advocacy in her final days. (AP Photo/Maynard Family)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Brittany Maynard will not live to see if her advocacy makes a difference.
 
 

New gene therapy treatment showing promise against 'bubble boy' disease

 
‎08 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎11:08:03 PMGo to full article
By Gene Emery NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - More than a decade ago, doctors showed dramatic progress in helping infants born with a severe deficiency in their immune systems, a condition known as "bubble boy" disease. But when one quarter of treated children developed leukemia within two to five years, researchers went back to the drawing board. ...
 

Flu vaccines are highly recommended for people 65 and older

 
‎08 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎08:55:41 PMGo to full article
In 2010 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a study that estimated that annual deaths caused at least in part by flu ranged from a low of about 3,000 to as many of 49,000 over a 30-year period.
 

California cancer patient, 29, moves to Oregon for assisted suicide

 
‎08 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎08:54:40 PMGo to full article
By Alex Dobuzinskis (Reuters) - A 29-year-old California woman with terminal brain cancer has moved to Oregon because it allows assisted suicide for the terminally ill and she is spending the last few weeks of her life campaigning for others facing death to have the same right. A six-minute video featuring Brittany Maynard explaining her choice was posted to YouTube on Monday and has since been viewed more than 2.6 million times. Maynard was diagnosed in January with a glioblastoma brain tumor and was later told by doctors she had six months to live. ...
 

Do-it-yourself flu vaccine? Study shows it works

 
‎08 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎08:07:15 PMGo to full article
In this Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2005 file photo, Eric Krex, 6, reacts as he is held by his mother, Margaret, while a nurse gives him a FluMist influenza vaccination in St. Leonard, Md. According to a study released Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, members of the military who squirted vaccine up their noses were as well-protected as others who got it from health care workers. There's no reason civilians couldn't do the same, especially for children who might be less scared if vaccine was given by mom or dad, the study leader said. (AP Photo/Chris Gardner)Do-it-yourself flu vaccine? It could happen. Military folks who squirted vaccine up their noses were as well-protected as others who got it from health workers, a study found.
 
 

1 In 7 of Us Are Carrying the Malaria Parasite

 
‎08 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎06:35:54 PMGo to full article
1 In 7 of Us Are Carrying the Malaria Parasite"Investments from richer (and now unaffected) countries dwindled, save for a spike of interest during the Vietnam War. The best minds in the field left for fresher challenges. Malaria, now a tropical disease of poor people, became unfashionable." -- Ed Yong How do we make malaria fashionable? That's the question malariologists, global health...
 
 

Amgen's Humira copy succeeds in skin disease trial

 
‎08 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎06:15:34 PMGo to full article
(Reuters) - Amgen Inc said its copycat version of AbbVie Inc's blockbuster biotech drug Humira showed comparable safety and ability to generate immune response in patients with a type of skin disease. The drug, ABP 501, was being tested in a late-stage trial in patients with plaque psoriasis, a skin disease caused by dysfunction of the immune system and which leads to painful, itchy red patches. Humira, a rheumatoid arthritis injection, is also approved for a number of other inflammatory diseases including plaque psoriasis. ...
 

Working long hours tied to increased diabetes risk among poor

 
‎08 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎04:27:12 AMGo to full article
Should We Raise The Minimum Wage? - TestTube Daily ShowBy Shereen Lehman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People in low-paying jobs may be at higher risk of developing diabetes if they work long hours, suggests a new analysis of past research. Low-income workers were more likely to develop type 2 diabetes if they put in more than 55 hours per week than if they worked normal hours, researchers found. Work hours weren't tied to increased diabetes risks among wealthier people, however. ...
 
 

Makeup can improve life for children with skin diseases

 
‎08 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎04:10:26 AMGo to full article
A makeup palette is seen on a table backstage before the Emerson Fall/Winter 2012 collection show during New York Fashion WeekBy Ronnie Cohen NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Makeup works like medicine to improve the quality of life for children with visible birthmarks and skin diseases, researchers say. A new study of 38 children in Montreal, Canada, proved what some pediatric dermatologists say they already knew – children and teenagers with disfiguring skin conditions who wore durable makeup, or “cosmetic camouflage,” were less subject to teasing and more comfortable in their own skin. Dr. Nanette Silverberg has had patients who were too embarrassed about skin conditions to go to school. ...
 
 

Hyperion, Clal Biotech resolve dispute over diabetes drug

 
‎07 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎02:25:22 PMGo to full article
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Hyperion Therapeutics and Clal Biotechnology Industries said they agreed to resolve their dispute after Hyperion halted development of a diabetes drug it bought from Clal due to manipulation of trial data. Hyperion had bought Israel's Andromeda Biotech - which is developing DiaPep277, a treatment for Type I diabetes that is undergoing a second advanced clinical study - from Clal for $12.5 million in June. The deal included milestone payments reaching $570 million. But in September, U.S. ...
 

Covenant Community Outreach to host diabetes course

 
‎07 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎03:10:43 AMGo to full article
People interested must qualify to attend
 

Nobel discovery opens window onto Alzheimer's disease

 
‎07 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎12:32:36 AMGo to full article
Professor John O'Keefe poses in his laboratory at University College LondonBy Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - The discovery of cells in the brain that act as the body's internal global positioning system, which won three scientists the Nobel Prize for medicine on Monday, opens an intriguing new window onto dementia. Since these spatial cells are among the first to be hit in Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia -- explaining why sufferers often lose their way -- understanding how they are degraded should shed important light on the disease process. ...
 
 

Tech Doc: Will the flu shot give me the flu?

 
‎07 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎12:23:06 AMGo to full article
Flu season is here. As a physician, I have heard many reasons as to why a patient does not want the flu shot.
 

Sunesis slumps after cancer drug fails late-stage trial

 
‎06 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎08:01:12 PMGo to full article
By Anjali Rao Koppala (Reuters) - Sunesis Pharmaceuticals Inc said its experimental cancer drug did not meet the main goal in a late-stage trial, sending the company's shares plunging 77 percent to their lowest in more than two years. The stock's slump fall wiped out over $300 million of the company's market value. Sunesis on Monday said the overall survival rate of patients given the drug, vosaroxin, was not statistically significant compared to patients who were given a placebo. The company said it plans to meet the U.S. ...
 

Texas to set up infectious disease task force in wake of Ebola

 
‎06 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎07:22:41 PMGo to full article
AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - Texas Governor Rick Perry on Monday said the state was setting up an infectious disease task force in the wake of a man in Dallas becoming diagnosed with Ebola. Perry also called for more federal action to contain Ebola, such as enhanced border protection, adding that he did not support bans on travel from the Ebola-hit countries in West Africa. The infected man arrived in Texas from Liberia. ...
 

Meet the 14-Year-Old Who Is Determined to Crush Malaria

 
‎06 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎06:33:50 PMGo to full article
Meet the 14-Year-Old Who Is Determined to Crush MalariaAlessandro Lauria had malaria three times before his 5th birthday. Perhaps just as traumatic is that he had to helplessly watch as his friends suffered from it as well. He was living in Ghana at the time, but the images and experiences seared themselves deep inside him. They traveled with him to Colorado where, at just 12 years old, he knew the...
 
 

Ebola, Malaria and Our Empathy Deficit

 
‎06 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎05:16:18 PMGo to full article
Ebola, Malaria and Our Empathy Deficit"Epidemics on the other side of the world are a threat to us all. No epidemic is just local." -Peter Piot, Director, London School of Hygiene & Tropical MedicineEbola was most fervently declared a global epidemic the moment it touched down in Dallas, Texas. It's a scary word with a scary history and with the media pulsing it in our faces...
 
 

Teva Pharm to halt R&D in cancer and women's health to cut costs

 
‎06 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎03:14:00 PMGo to full article
TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries said it will stop research and development in areas such as oncology and women's health to cut costs, though it will maintain a commercial presence in these areas. The world's biggest generic drugmaker will discontinue or divest from 14 projects in its pipeline, the Israeli company said on Monday. These projects amount to more than $150 million in R&D costs in 2015 and more than $200 million for each of 2016 and 2017. ...
 

Novartis works with Bristol-Myers Squibb to test lung cancer drugs

 
‎06 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎09:19:38 AMGo to full article
Logo of Swiss drugmaker Novartis is seen at its headquarters in BaselZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss pharma group Novartis AG said on Monday it would work with Bristol-Myers Squibb Co to test the U.S. drugmaker's immuno-oncology drug Opdivo in combination with three of its own experimental lung cancer drugs. The clinical collaboration will help Novartis advance its efforts in the field of immunotherapy, one of the hottest areas in biotech right now, following the acquisition of CoStim Pharmaceuticals Inc this year, the drugmaker said. ...
 
 

U.S. disease control agents escort man off flight in Newark: report

 
‎05 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎12:13:52 AMGo to full article
A worker wearing a hazardous material suit arrives at the apartment unit where a man diagnosed with the Ebola virus was staying in DallasBy Victoria Cavaliere (Reuters) - U.S. disease-control agents in biohazard suits removed a sick passenger and his daughter from a United Airlines jet that landed on Saturday in Newark, New Jersey, but local media said the man was not believed by federal health officials to have Ebola. ...
 
 

Moisturising newborns prevents allergies: Japan study

 
‎03 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎11:47:16 AMGo to full article
A small-scale study carried out by researchers at the Tokyo-based National Center for Child Health and Development suggests regular lotion in the first few weeks of life helps keep a baby's immune system intact.Applying moisturiser to a newborn baby's skin could help prevent eczema and even food allergies in later life, possibly offering a cheap and easy way to combat a growing global problem, a Japanese institute said Friday.
 
 

Moisturising newborns prevents allergies: Japan study

 
‎03 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎09:51:44 AMGo to full article
Applying moisturiser to a newborn baby's skin could help prevent eczema and even food allergies in later life, a Japanese institute saysTokyo (AFP) - Applying moisturiser to a newborn baby's skin could help prevent eczema and even food allergies in later life, possibly offering a cheap and easy way to combat a growing global problem, a Japanese institute said Friday.
 
 

UK cost agency NICE rejects another Roche cancer drug

 
‎03 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎01:14:30 AMGo to full article
A general view shows the construction site of a new office building of Swiss drugmaker Roche on the banks of the river Rhine in BaselLONDON (Reuters) - Another new cancer drug from Roche, this time for treating leukaemia, has been rejected by Britain's healthcare cost-effectiveness agency NICE on the grounds that data about its value is uncertain. In August the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) rejected the Swiss drugmaker's drug Kadcyla for an aggressive form of breast cancer. Roche had proposed a discount for that drug, which carries a full list price of more than 90,000 pounds for a course of treatment. ...
 
 

Cancer risk from bad Southern California air eases

 
‎03 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎12:26:33 AMGo to full article
FILE - In this Dec. 27, 2012 file photo, snow covered San Gabriel Mountains rise behind the downtown Los Angeles downtown skyline. According to a major air quality study released Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 cancer-causing pollutants have dropped by more than 50 percent on average since 2005. That's when the South Coast Air Quality Management District last monitored air quality so extensively in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties.(AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California's air is getting healthier, and with that the chances of getting cancer from inhaling toxins has fallen significantly.
 
 

Telling Time: The Vintage Design of Alzheimer's Clocks

 
‎03 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎12:13:45 AMGo to full article
Telling Time: The Vintage Design of Alzheimer's ClocksThere might be no clearer metaphor for mental clarity than that clock: we describe the timing of the very punctual among us as being like a "Swiss watch." For the well-prepared, efficient actions progress "like clockwork." The telling and keeping of time was one of humankind's first scientific breakthroughs. We used the position of the sun to...
 
 

Ariad Pharma's lung cancer drug gets breakthrough therapy status

 
‎02 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎11:09:10 PMGo to full article
(Reuters) - Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc said its experimental lung cancer drug was granted "breakthrough therapy" status by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and it expected to file for marketing approval in early 2016. The designation hastens the development and review of a drug that shows evidence of providing improvement over existing treatment for patients with serious diseases. The drug, AP26113, which is in a mid-stage trial is designed to treat non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with a specific gene mutation. About 1. ...
 

Pay attention to pollution to combat asthma symptoms: case study

 
‎02 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎04:18:22 PMGo to full article
By Kathryn Doyle NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For a 38-year old professor who cycled to work every day, asthma symptoms tended to be worst in midmorning and early afternoon on weekdays, but improved noticeably on weekends. Her doctor suspected the air pollution on her commute was provoking her asthma, so he mapped a new route further from major roadways. Within a month, her wheezing and other symptoms had decreased dramatically, according to the authors of a review of her case. “It has long been suspected that avoiding air pollution is a good idea for people with asthma,” said senior author Dr. ...
 

City-dweller? Ward off the flu with an antimicrobial jacket

 
‎02 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎11:53:26 AMGo to full article
City-dweller? Ward off the flu with an antimicrobial jacketBetabrand has just completed crowdfunding for the Germinator antimicrobial jacket, intended to protect the user against every aspect of filthy public areas.
 
 

Early gluten exposure no protection against celiac disease

 
‎01 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎11:55:56 PMGo to full article
By Gene Emery NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Conventional wisdom says that exposing a baby to small amounts of gluten around the age of four to six months may prevent the child from developing celiac disease, but two new studies suggest it makes no difference. The tests, reported in the October 2 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, also offer evidence that breast feeding doesn't guard against the autoimmune disease, which attacks the small intestine and affects as many as one in 100 in the United States and the United Kingdom. The condition is much rarer worldwide. ...
 

Gluten timing does not prevent celiac disease

 
‎01 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎11:29:33 PMGo to full article
FILE - In this Monday, April 30, 2007 file photo, application technologist Jennifer Gaul holds a handful of wheat gluten at MGP Ingredients Inc. in Atchison, Kan. In results published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, a study of 944 children throughout Europe tested the idea that an early start on gluten might build tolerance to it. Infants were given either small amounts of gluten or a placebo every day from 4 to 6 months of age. About 5 percent of both groups developed celiac disease by age 3. This and an Italian study give disappointing news for parents looking for a way to prevent celiac disease in babies at higher risk for it because of family history. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Two studies give disappointing news for parents looking for a way to prevent celiac disease in babies at higher risk for it because of family history. Neither breast-feeding nor timing the start of gluten-containing foods makes a difference in whether a child develops the problem, researchers found.
 
 

Shiley's passions: PBS and Alzheimer's

 
‎01 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎10:14:00 PMGo to full article
Outspoken philanthropist Darlene Shiley sports pro-PBS and anti-Alzheimer's hats.
 

Scientists find potential way to treat cold-triggered asthma

 
‎01 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎08:01:20 PMGo to full article
LONDON (Reuters) - British scientists have identified a sequence of biological events that could trigger life-threatening asthma attacks in people suffering from colds -- a finding that holds the potential for developing more effective medicines. In a study published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, the researchers found that a small molecule, or 'cytokine', called IL-25 may play a central role in the effect that viruses causing colds have on people with asthma. ...
 

Top 10 Nutrition Tips for Training

 
‎01 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎06:35:25 PMGo to full article
Top 10 Nutrition Tips for TrainingI just ran the RUN 10 Feed 10 race in New York City, and for those participating in the RUN 10 FEED 10 events (and other races this fall), you could use some helpful nutrition tips for runners. Running nutrition is personal, and figuring out what works for you, will take some trial and error. Over the years, I've counseled sprinters and...
 
 

Coping When A Family Member Has Alzheimer's

 
‎01 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎02:31:28 PMGo to full article
Coping When A Family Member Has Alzheimer'sBy Natalie Papailiou for KnowMore.tvI first knew my grandmother's Alzheimer's had gotten bad when she tried to feed my one-year-old black olives with the pits still in them. She thought they were grapes. We had moved in with my folks (my grandmother lives with them) for a few months before our new house was ready and the olive incident was a...
 
 

Plant-based vaccines challenge big pharma for $3 billion flu market

 
‎01 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎08:17:16 AMGo to full article
A worker inspects the Nicotiana benthamiana plants at Medicago greenhouse in Quebec CityBy Sharon Begley NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two tiny companies are preparing to challenge some of the world's largest drug makers in the battle for dominance in the $3 billion global market for influenza vaccines, armed with little more than tiny tobacco plants. The use of plants to produce life-saving pharmaceuticals captured global attention when it was revealed that the Ebola drug ZMapp is produced in the leaves of tobacco plants. ...
 
 

Athens woman tells of breast cancer journey following diagnosis

 
‎01 ‎October ‎2014, ‏‎02:00:28 AMGo to full article
Liliana Carroll learned much following her breast cancer diagnosis this summer. But the most important lesson was that each woman's breast cancer diagnosis and battle comes with its own journey.
 

Russia reports first cases of deadly bird flu in two years

 
‎30 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎06:49:00 PMGo to full article
PARIS (Reuters) - Russia has reported the first cases of a highly pathogenic bird flu virus in nearly two years in villages in Southern Russia, the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) said on Tuesday. Domestic chickens, geese and ducks were found infected with the H5N1 serotype of the disease on Sept. 1 in two villages in the Altai Krai region near the border with Kazakhstan, the OIE reported on its website, citing data submitted by the Russian ministry of agriculture. Russia's veterinary service Rosselkhoznadzor was not immediately available to comment. ...
 

New cancer therapy comes of age, cost a "toxic" side effect

 
‎30 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎02:37:13 PMGo to full article
By Ben Hirschler MADRID (Reuters) - A raft of new cancer drugs promise better, longer-lasting treatments with fewer adverse side effects -- but their high cost is a growing concern. Drugs that help the body's own immune cells fight tumors are expected to be used in multi-drug cocktails, pushing the price of therapies costing more than $100,000 a year even higher. At the same time, other expensive medicines are being combined to produce impressive results fighting diseases including breast and skin cancer. ...
 

Covenant Health to host diabetes course

 
‎30 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎02:58:59 AMGo to full article
Class starts Thursday
 

Skirting the Issue: Breast Cancer and Dress Size

 
‎29 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎08:33:28 PMGo to full article
Skirting the Issue: Breast Cancer and Dress SizeA recent study in the British Medical Journal suggests that skirt size may be the latest diagnostic tool in the war against breast cancer.Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women and the first or second leading cause of cancer death depending on a woman's ethnicity. About 200,000 American women are diagnosed with breast cancer...
 
 

Breast Cancer Month Calendar

 
‎29 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎05:20:12 PMGo to full article
A round up of events.
 

Project Pink 2014: Breast Cancer Resources

 
‎29 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎05:18:36 PMGo to full article
RESOURCES Florida Breast Cancer Foundation: www.floridabreastcancer.org American Cancer Society: www.cancer.org Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation: www.komennorthflorida.org Women's Center of Jacksonville: www.womenscenterofjax.org The Donna Foundation: www.donnahickenfoundation.org In the Pink: A Boutique for Women Living with Cancer: www.jaxinthepink.comSUPPORT GROUPS
 

Mental health treatment in high demand

 
‎29 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎04:00:00 PMGo to full article
Affordable Care Act has made mental health care one of 10 "essential" benefits.
 

Seattle Genetics, Takeda's cancer drug meets main goal in trial

 
‎29 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎01:46:44 PMGo to full article
The logo of Japanese Takeda Pharmaceutical Co is seen at an office building in Glattbrugg(Reuters) - Seattle Genetics Inc and Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd said their approved cancer drug was successfully used as a consolidation therapy in a late-stage trial for patients with a type of lymphatic cancer. Consolidation therapy is given to cancer patients who have undergone initial therapy and kills any cancer cells that may be left in the body. ...
 
 

Puma Biotechnology cancer drug shows positive mid-stage results

 
‎29 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎12:44:31 PMGo to full article
(Reuters) - Puma Biotechnology Inc said its experimental lung cancer drug was safe to be administered with an already approved treatment for the disease in a mid-stage study. The time where a patient's disease did not progress increased to four months when given a combination of Puma's PB272 and temsirolimus, compared to about three months when given only PB272, according to data from the study. All the patients in the study were given a high dose of the drug loperamide to prevent diarrhea related to PB272. There were no severe diarrhea events seen in the trial, the company said. ...
 

Merck immunotherapy drug shows promise in bladder cancer

 
‎29 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎11:19:01 AMGo to full article
MADRID (Reuters) - Merck & Co's new immune system drug Keytruda has produced encouraging results in early tests against bladder cancer, according to a company-sponsored study, prompting the firm to prepare a clinical trial later this year. Keytruda is the first in a new wave of immune-boosting medicines to be approved for treating melanomas in the United States, but it also has potential in a range of other cancers. ...
 

Roche breast cancer drug 'helps patients live longer'

 
‎29 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎12:48:15 AMGo to full article
Geneva (AFP) - A drug developed by Swiss giant Roche to treat an aggressive form of breast cancer has been shown to extend patients' lives by almost 16 months, researchers said Sunday.
 

Roche breast cancer drug 'unprecedented' in extending lives

 
‎28 ‎September ‎2014, ‏‎05:53:44 PMGo to full article
The logo of Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche is seen outside the Shanghai Roche Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. headquarters in ShanghaiBy Ben Hirschler MADRID (Reuters) - A new breast cancer drug from Roche has shown "unprecedented" benefits in extending lives in a clinical trial and experts urged its widespread use for women with an aggressive form of the disease. Patients with a type of breast cancer known as HER2 positive, which makes up about a quarter of all breast cancers, who were given Perjeta on top of older medicine Herceptin and chemotherapy lived 15.7 months longer than those on Herceptin and chemotherapy alone. ...

 

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Dr. Chuck Missler, an internationally known business executive, outlines our current economic predicament and defensive steps you can take to lessen the impact of the impending economic crisis. As a Bible teacher for over 30 years with a ministry reaching over 40 countries, Chuck shares some key strategies to prepare yourself spiritually and practically.

Is the World facing another major economic upheaval?

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The Church has enjoyed a relatively peaceful existence in the West for a few centuries but the with the coming persecution, how do we go about organizing home study and home-church?

Soul Survival – Keeping your “lamp full” during the hard times ahead.

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There are many diverse anticipations concerning the Coming World Leader, commonly referred to as “The Antichrist.” This study will explore the Biblical descriptions with the specific expectations of the globalists, Islam, the Vatican, Freemasonry, and others.
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