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Morning Roundup: August 1, 2014

3 hours agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

Partygoer pours beer on tiger at London Zoo, drunk airline passenger attacks crew with fake leg, and drone carrying drugs crashes outside prison.

Ricketts family to host political fundraiser at Wrigley Field

The annual Cubs-Sox series isn’t the only partisan event being held at Wrigley Field this season.

Friday Funny 764: More REAL Company Slogans

I've post more "realistic" slogans 3 times before: check them out here, here, and here. And as always, check out more funnies on Steve in a Speedo

Well: The Joy of Becoming a Veterinarian

3 hours agoHealth : NYT: Health

Veterinary schools are using poetry and literature to inspire student and help vets remember why they went into the profession.

New Rules Say Poultry Plants Can Conduct Own Checks

3 hours agoHealth : NYT: Health

Critics are saying the updated regulations would keep chicken-processing lines running too fast, creating conditions for worker injuries and food-safety failures.

French Families Challenge Doctors on Wrenching End-of-Life Decisions

3 hours agoHealth : NYT: Health

Doctors in France are being challenged on their right to make end-of-life decisions for patients who cannot communicate, though some doctors insist that making such calls is better for the family.

coast-to-coast Madagascar

3 hours agoFitness / Hiking :

The plan is simple – to be a part of the world’s first group to walk across the northern part of the island from east to west, entirely on foot, a distance of almost 400 km, in the seemingly impossible … Continue reading ?

Work to Bolster Health Website Is Raising Cost, Officials Say

3 hours agoHealth : NYT: Health

Obama administration officials said they were assigning new work to contractors in an effort to prevent a repetition of the problems that crippled last fall.

The Joy of Becoming a Veterinarian

3 hours agoHealth : Well

Veterinary schools are using poetry and literature to inspire student and help vets remember why they went into the profession.

Johnson & Johnson Praised for Taking Uterine Surgery Tools Off Market

3 hours agoHealth : NYT: Health

The company’s Ethicon unit, responding to safety concerns, asked that hospitals return three models of power morcellators, which are used to remove fibroids.

Paying Till It Hurts: Why Crucial Vaccines Are Sometimes Unavailable

3 hours agoHealth : NYT: Health

An outbreak of a rare meningitis strain at Princeton drew attention to the fact that a vaccine for it existed — one not sold in America.

A Quick and Intense 4-Minute Butt Burn

3 hours agoHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

Grab a pair of dumbbells and get ready to work your tush and thighs in four minutes flat. All it takes is these four moves, and you'll feel the burn instantly. Feeling adventurous? Run through this circuit five times for a solid 20-minute workout! Source: Thinkstock

Consistent Nutrition Support Protocols Can Help Prevent Malnutrition in Critically Ill Patients, Improve Outcomes

Varying practices and frequent lapses in nutrition delivery can put critically ill patients at greater risk for malnutrition and associated complications, according to an article in the August issue of Critical Care Nurse. The article offers specific strategies to address underfeeding and decrease the time patients spend without nutrition.

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

3 hours agoHealth : NYT: Health

The Food and Drug Administration said it felt the need to act to ensure the safety of home-brew test systems that are being developed and marketed widely.

Gay rights groups dispute federal survey’s estimate of population

3 hours agoHealth : The Checkup

Gay rights activists are distressed over the results of the first large-scale federal survey measuring sexual orientation in the United States, which last month reported that less than 3 percent of the population identifies as gay, lesbian or bisexual. Read full article >>

Hazards of Nasal Flu Vaccine as Program is Rolled Out in British Schools

By John Stone This is an update of my article ‘UK Department of Health Deliberately Exposes Vulnerable Population to Flu Infection’ of May last year as the British government rolls out the program to entire school population this autumn (a...

The Case Against Mandatory Flu Vaccination for Health Care Workers

Note: This is a refreshing commentary by a group of physicians in Canada. Could (would) an American doctor, with our for profit healthcare system, dare to write something similar? The case against mandatory flu vaccination for health care workers The...

Management of Anticoagulant-Associated Intracerebral Hemorrhage

This supplement to the Journal of Neurosurgery covers the current knowledge of anticoagulant-associated intracerebral hemorrhage (AAICH) and methods in use for management of the condition. CME credits are available.

POPSUGAR Shout Out: Is This the New Snapchat?

6 hours agoHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

Instagram releases the Bolt App, a Snapchat competitor - Tech Why you should be wearing bronzer on your whole face this Summer - Beauty Video: 7 tips for turning your coffee table into a tropical paradise - Food 19 awesome things toShow More Summary

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