The Health News USA April 5 2018

  • The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a bid by anti-abortion activists to win the release of videos they surreptitiously recorded at meetings of abortion providers. The justices declined to take up appeals by the abortion opponents and left in place a lower court’s ruling blocking the release of videos that had the aim of exposing alleged illegal sales of aborted fetal tissue for profit. The trial judge in the case concluded there was no evidence of criminal wrongdoing by the abortion providers captured in the videos.
  • A mother of 3 whose cancer was dismissed by doctors as “breastfeeding pain” has died. Louise Gleadell, 38, was diagnosed with cervical cancer in February 2016 and was later told the disease’s spread meant it had become incurable. She lost vital time in her fight against the disease after doctors initially put her pain down to postnatal symptoms.
  • A new analysis has found that older Americans dramatically reduced their risks for heart attack and stroke over a recent 20-year period. The likely reason: greater use of drugs to control cholesterol and blood pressure, as well as a decline in smoking, according to researchers from the University of Southern California. The study authors noted that the benefits were seen in both sexes, which suggests women are now getting medical care equal to men.

News on Health Professional Radio. Today is the 5th of April 2018. Read by Tabetha Moreto.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-abortion/supreme-court-rejects-appeal-to-release-anti-abortion-activists-videos-idUSKCN1H918T

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a bid by anti-abortion activists to win the release of videos they surreptitiously recorded at meetings of abortion providers. The justices declined to take up appeals by the abortion opponents and left in place a lower court’s ruling blocking the release of videos that had the aim of exposing alleged illegal sales of aborted fetal tissue for profit. The trial judge in the case concluded there was no evidence of criminal wrongdoing by the abortion providers captured in the videos.

The activists, including anti-abortion group Center for Medical Progress founder David Daleiden, recorded the videos in two thousand fourteen and two thousand fifteen at annual meetings of the National Abortion Federation, a nonprofit organization representing abortion providers including affiliates of Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood has said the videos were heavily edited to leave a false impression of wrongdoing.

The National Abortion Federation in two thousand fifteen sued Daleiden, the California-based Center for Medical Progress and former center board member Troy Newman to stop the release of videos. The federation said the videos were illegally recorded at private meetings protected by confidentiality agreements and that the anti-abortion activists had infiltrated the meetings by posing as executives of a company that bought fetal tissue.
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Daleiden and an associate, Sandra Merritt, last year were charged in California with filming Planned Parenthood workers without their consent.

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2018/04/02/mother-3-whose-cancer-was-dismissed-as-breastfeeding-pain-dies-from-disease.html

A mother of three whose cancer was dismissed by doctors as “breastfeeding pain” has died.
Louise Gleadell, thirty eight, was diagnosed with cervical cancer in February two thousand sixteen and was later told the disease’s spread meant it had become incurable. She lost vital time in her fight against the disease after doctors initially put her pain down to postnatal symptoms.

The battling mom spent more than two hundred eighty thousand dollars on care at the Hallwang Clinic in Germany as she bid to spend as much time as possible with sons Joseph, thirteen, Mateo, eleven, and Jude, two. She passed away on Saturday with her family by her side.
A message on her Facebook page said: “Our beautiful Louise passed away peacefully this morning surrounded by love.”
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Speaking to The Sun last year, she described how her initial fears were dismissed by medics.
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She said: “Eventually they did blood tests and when I rang up to ask if they’d had the results they said it was all fine. They just said my calcium was a bit low.He also looked at my cervix several times and told me that it looked normal when there was a great big tumor on it.”

https://health.usnews.com/health-care/articles/2018-04-02/key-heart-risks-decline-for-older-americans

A new analysis has found that older Americans dramatically reduced their risks for heart attack and stroke over a recent twenty-year period. The likely reason: greater use of drugs to control cholesterol and blood pressure, as well as a decline in smoking, according to researchers from the University of Southern California. The study authors noted that the benefits were seen in both sexes, which suggests women are now getting medical care equal to men.
Senior researcher Eileen Crimmins, a professor of gerontology said: “We used to think men had a higher cardiovascular risk than women. But now we see everybody has gotten better. Cardiovascular risk has improved and that’s a big plus.”
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She added that the findings may help explain why the life expectancy gap between the sexes has narrowed.  For the study, the research team analyzed national data on adults aged forty and over from nineteen ninety to two thousand ten. The heart risk factors studied included blood pressure, body mass index, cholesterol, triglycerides and blood sugar. Heart specialists welcomed the report.
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According to the study, the average number of cardiovascular risk factors decreased among both men and women. The biggest improvement was seen among people in their sixties.   However, men experienced steady improvement over the whole twenty years, while improvements for women came later, between two thousand and two thousand ten.

The findings showed that heart risks among women aged forty to sixty actually increased between nineteen ninety and two thousand, but fell off by two thousand ten. Both sexes benefited from cholesterol medications, the researchers reported. The percentage of men whose cholesterol levels were under control rose from about sixty three percent to over ninety nine percent. Among women, controlled cholesterol levels rose from sixty five percent to eighty eight percent. The study authors noted that improvements might have been greater if obesity and diabetes had not increased.

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