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Most popular health apps routinely share data with little transparency

Mar 23, 2019 dave.muoio@himssmedia.com (Dave Muoio), Mobile Health News
Researchers noted transmissions of specific sensitive data, such as a user’s drug list, that could de-identify the user and be repurposed for commercial...
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Analyzing A Facebook-Fueled Anti-Vaccination Attack: ‘It's Not All About Autism'

Mar 23, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Social media has given those espousing anti-vaccination sentiments an effective medium to spread their message. However, an analysis of a viral Facebook campaign against a Pittsburgh pediatric practice reveals that the movement isn’t “all about autism.” Instead, the research from the University of P......
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Who is having more sex over age 50, research explores

Mar 23, 2019 , CNN Health
The number of people you have sex with is an individual choice. But certain lifestyle factors play a role in how many sex partners you have, explains a recent study by British researchers....
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Nurse Gifts Guitar Inscribed By Ed Sheeran To Teen Undergoing Kidney Dialysis

Mar 23, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
When nurse Colin James won a guitar inscribed by musician Ed Sheeran in the Mix 106 Toy Drive drawing, he immediately knew he wanted to give the guitar to the hospital's biggest Ed Sheeran fan, Kayano Lizardo-Bristow, a fifteen-year-old from Yuba City, CA who is undergoing dialysis while awaiting a......
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Emilia Clarke Suffered 2 Brain Aneurysms: What You Need To Know

Mar 23, 2019 , Forbes
The Game Of Thrones star has revealed what happened to her...
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Longer Looks: New York And Surprise Medical Bills; The Fertility Doctor’s Secret; And Medicare For America

Mar 23, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Each week, KHN's Shefali Luthra finds interesting reads from around the...
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Medicare Mythbuster: 'I Must Enroll In Medicare At Age 65?'

Mar 23, 2019 , Forbes
Many people thinking about Medicare enrollment experience stress. Adding to that stress is a variety of Medicare myths and misunderstandings. Perhaps one of the biggest myths is “I must enroll in Medicare at age 65, no matter...
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Snap to drug advertisers: We're the friendlier social network

Mar 23, 2019 , CNBC Health
To win big pharmaceutical advertisers, Snap is positioning itself as a friendlier social network than Facebook and...
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Primary Care Physician Supply And Life Expectancy

Mar 23, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Bottom Line: This study used U.S. population data to identify changes in the supply of primary care physicians across counties from 2005 to 2015 and the association with life expectancy and other outcomes. A greater supply of primary care physicians was associated with better life expectancy but the......
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Gun Deaths Up Sharply Among America's Schoolkids

Mar 23, 2019 , WebMD
"It is sobering that in 2017, there were 144 police officers who died in the line of duty and about 1,000 active duty military throughout the world who died, whereas 2,462 school-age children were killed by firearms," the study’s senior author...
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CBD Products Now Sold at CVS Stores in 8 States

Mar 23, 2019 , WebMD
Curaleaf operates more than 40 marijuana dispensaries across 12 states and also offers hemp-derived products including lotions, tinctures, vape pens and...
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Viewpoints: Doctors Need To Stop Saying No To Patients Who Need Opioids; FDA’s E-Cigarette Policies Could Make It Tough On U.S. Troops

Mar 23, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Opinion writers weigh in on these health topics and...
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Big Chewy Nerds get a sour touch

Mar 23, 2019 , Drug Store News - Retail
A bag of Sour Big Chewy Nerds contains brainiac blue raspberry, streaming strawberry lemonade, wiki watermelon and blood orange byte flavors. Read More...
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House Democrats Want More Information On Sackler Family’s Role In Opioid Epidemic

Mar 23, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The family that found Purdue Pharma has come under intense scrutiny as of late after it was revealed just how deeply involved some of the members were in the early aggressive marketing tactics pursued by the opioid-maker. Meanwhile, an advocacy group is calling on the FDA to impose a moratorium on approving new...
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At-Home Rehab Comparable To Clinic-Based Therapy To Improve Mobility

Mar 23, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Home-based telerehabilitation is just as effective as clinic-based therapy at restoring arm function among stroke survivors, according to late-breaking science presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2019, a world premier meeting dedicated to the science and tr......
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UTSW Researchers Identify New Mechanism To Reduce Inflammation

Mar 23, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
UT Southwestern researchers have identified two proteins that act as gatekeepers to dampen a potentially life-threatening immune response to chronic infection. The proteins – the transcription factors SIX1 and SIX2 – activate cellular pathways required for fetal development and later switch to a ne......
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Precision Medicine Is Hot Field These Days, But It’s Undermined By Lack Of Diversity In Genetic Research

Mar 23, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
An analysis finds that 78 percent of all individuals included in genomic studies of disease up to 2018 were of European descent. In other public health news: loneliness in teens, childhood trauma, trigger warnings, cancer and vaccines by mail....
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Breast Ultrasound And Cancer Detection Rates Increased Under New Laws

Mar 23, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
State breast density notification laws that mandate reporting of mammogram results can prompt further screening and modestly boost cancer detection rates, say researchers at Yale's School of Public Health and School of Medicine. Their study was published in the American Journal of Public Health. Ab......
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Hot Tea May Boost Esophageal Cancer Risk

Mar 23, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Hot Tea May Boost Esophageal Cancer RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/21/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/21/2019 12:00:00...
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More Than 15 Percent of Providers Depart BPCI Advanced

Mar 23, 2019 , Healthcare Business News
March 21—One in seven providers in the largest Medicare bundled payment model left after five months, new data reveal. But that may be good news for the program....
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