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Most Child Tonsillectomies Unnecessary, Study Finds

Nov 14, 2018 , RxList
Seven out of 8 children in the United Kingdom who have their tonsils removed are unlikely to benefit from the surgery, a study...
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Patients With Untreated Hearing Loss Incur Higher Health Care Costs Over Time

Nov 14, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Older adults with untreated hearing loss incur substantially higher total health care costs compared to those who don't have hearing loss -- an average of 46%, totaling $22,434 per person over a decade, according to a new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Healt......
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Fecal Transplant Effective Against Immunotherapy-Induced Colitis

Nov 14, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
For the first time, transplanting gut bacteria from healthy donors was used to successfully treat patients suffering from severe colitis caused by treatment with immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs). The study from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, which includes two patients, sugges......
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Librax vs. Librium

Nov 14, 2018 , RxList
Librium (chlordiazepoxide) and Librax (chlordiazepoxide and clidinium bromide) both contain the benzodiazepine chlordiazepoxide. Librium is used to treat anxiety disorders or alcohol...
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Too Much Of A Good Thing? New Study Shows Overtreating Patients For Hypothyroidism Could Raise Their Risk Of Stroke

Nov 14, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
For patients who take medication to treat hypothyroidism, being treated with too much medication can lead to an increased risk of atrial fibrillation, a common heart rhythm disorder associated with stroke, a new study of more than 174,000 patients has found. The findings were presented by researche......
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Number of Top-Scoring Hospitals in Patient Safety Increases

Nov 14, 2018 , Healthcare Business News
Nov. 12—The share of hospitals earning the highest patient safety grades increased in the latest scorecard from a national organization....
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Walmart to give military spouses hiring preference via new initiative

Nov 14, 2018 , Drug Store News - Retail
The retailer announced it will give hiring preference to military spouses with a new initiative titled the Military Spouse Career Connection. Read More...
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Health Tip: Limit Fat, Sugar and Salt in Your Child's Diet

Nov 14, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Health Tip: Limit Fat, Sugar and Salt in Your Child's DietCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/12/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/12/2018 12:00:00...
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Viewpoints: Time To Right A Serious Wrong And Ban Menthol Cigarettes; Problems With Single-Payer Go Beyond Costs

Nov 14, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Editorial pages focus on these health topics and...
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China's Tangrenshen says African swine fever not found in its animal feed

Nov 14, 2018 , Reuters
Chinese animal feed maker Tangrenshen Group said on Tuesday that tests on feed made by one of its units had ruled out the presence of the deadly African swine fever....
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Congo's Ebola outbreak to last at least six more months: WHO

Nov 14, 2018 , Reuters
The Ebola outbreak in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, which has already killed more than 200 people, is expected to last until mid-2019, a senior World Health Organization official said on Tuesday....
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Mayo Clinic gets $200 million donation from turnaround expert Jay Alix

Nov 14, 2018 , Reuters
The Mayo Clinic on Tuesday said it received $200 million, the largest donation the academic medical center has ever received, from Jay Alix, founder of the consulting firm Alix Partners....
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Juul Labs to pull sweet e-cig flavors to curb youth use

Nov 14, 2018 , Reuters
Juul Labs Inc, the U.S. market leader for electronic cigarettes, said on Tuesday it will pull popular flavors such as mango, cucumber and fruit from retail store shelves in an effort to reduce surging teenage use of its products....
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Albertsons adds 10 Tesla trucks to its fleet, highlights sustainability efforts

Nov 14, 2018 , Drug Store News - Retail
The company announced the addition of 10 all-electric Tesla tractors to the fleet alongside its 2018 sustainability update. Read More...
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Top 8 Healthcare Predictions for 2019

Nov 14, 2018 , Forbes
We have been writing the predictions for healthcare for the past 10 yrs.We also review back how we did each year and each year we are getting to be more accurate.The 2018 predictions that were released in Dec.2017 were almost 98% accurate and each one of them panned out during the course of the...
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Shoppers to turn computers, mobile devices for holiday shopping

Nov 14, 2018 , Drug Store News - Retail
According to data from Citi Retail Services, nearly 73% of shoppers plan on visiting a brick-and-mortar store to purchase holiday gifts and 57% plan on using their computers to shop. Read More...
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Cipla gets FDA OK for generic Valcyte

Nov 14, 2018 , Drug Store News - Retail
The FDA has approved Cipla's generic Valcyte, which had a market value of about $79 million. Read More...
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U.S. physicians urge FDA to bolster labeling on high-sugar foods

Nov 14, 2018 , Reuters
The American Medical Association (AMA) is urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ramp up labeling of high-sugar foods, it said in a statement on Tuesday....
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Even a 2-Minute Walk Counts in New Physical Activity Guidelines

Nov 14, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Even a 2-Minute Walk Counts in New Physical Activity GuidelinesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/12/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/12/2018 12:00:00...
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Express Scripts offers new formulary for lower list-price drugs

Nov 14, 2018 , Reuters
Express Scripts Holding Co on Tuesday announced a new drug reimbursement list with lower U.S. prices for brand-name medications, as a way to encourage drugmakers to move away from paying rebates after a prescription is filled. The manager of prescription drug benefits for large corporate employers and government health plans said its new National Preferred Flex Formulary will be available as of Jan. 1 to all clients....
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