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Fast Food Versus Fast Casual -- Which Has More Calories?

Feb 23, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Fast Food Versus Fast Casual -- Which Has More Calories?Category: Health NewsCreated: 2/21/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/21/2019 12:00:00...
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Doctors have been speaking up for gun control, but study finds medical PACs give more to pro-gun candidates

Feb 23, 2019 , CNN Health
Political action committees, or PACs, that are tied to physicians' groups in the United States have contributed more money to politicians who oppose certain gun control laws than to those in support of such policies -- even though many physicians' groups have called for stricter gun control, a new study shows....
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Would Allowing Patients To Import Insulin From Canada Solve The Crisis Created By Extreme Price Hikes?

Feb 22, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
There's a new trend of diabetic patients having to ration insulin -- a dangerous and sometimes fatal decision -- because the price has gone up so much in recent years. Proposed legislation would allow people to import the drug from Canada, though the FDA would still be required to inspect all foreign exporters and patients would still need a prescription. Meanwhile, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) is thinking along similar lines, just more broadly than...
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HPV Infections in Decline, Thanks to Vaccines

Feb 22, 2019 , WebMD
The new study finds that rates of infection with HPV 16 or 18 -- the two strains most heavily implicated in cervical cancer -- have markedly declined between 2008 and...
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$375,000 price leads disabled mom to ration meds

Feb 21, 2019 , CNN Health
Bhanu Patel couldn't believe the news. The medication that allows her to move shot up to $375,000. Fearful of becoming a financial burden to her family, she's begun rationing the medication she currently has -- taking two pills a day, instead of four. "The words that I can use is I can't believe this is happening," she said....
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FDA may recommend overdose reversal drug alongside opioid prescriptions

Feb 21, 2019 , CNN Health
In a growing number of states, patients who get opioids for serious pain may leave their doctors' offices with a second prescription -- for naloxone, a drug that can save their lives if they overdose on the powerful painkillers....
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Heart Attacks Rising Among Younger Women

Feb 20, 2019 , WebMD
By 2014, women younger than 55 accounted for 31 percent of hospitalizations for heart attack -- up from 21 percent in the late...
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Insurers Are Not Paying Enough For HPV Vaccines -- And Our Kids Are Paying The Price

Feb 20, 2019 , Forbes
The HPV vaccine saves lives. Vaccinate your teenage daughter against HPV, and you will increase the chance she will live to old age. Simple as that. Yet currently, the majority of American teenagers, boys and girls, are reaching adulthood without the full protection of the...
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Apple-Shaped Body? Pear-Shaped? Your Genes May Tell

Feb 20, 2019 , WebMD
While obesity is linked to a range of health conditions, excess fat around the middle seems to be a particular risk factor for certain diseases -- like type 2 diabetes and heart...
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Why are some countries making a vaccine U-turn?

Feb 18, 2019 , CNN Health
More than a century before Facebook, anti-vaccination campaigners had another method for spreading their message -- an eye-catching march through town with tiny children's coffins emblazoned with the words: "Another victim of vaccination."...
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Alcohol Problems Grow as Booze Gets a Bigger Kick

Feb 17, 2019 , RxList
Americans may not be drinking much more than they used to -- but they're drinking more potent...
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Parents were protesting compulsory vaccinations 150 years ago. Some are still angry

Feb 17, 2019 , CNN Health
More than a century before Facebook, anti-vaccination campaigners had another method for spreading their message -- an eye-catching march through town with tiny children's coffins emblazoned with the words: "Another victim of vaccination."...
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Cybersecurity Mental Health Warning -- 1 In 6 CISOs Now Medicate Or Use Alcohol

Feb 16, 2019 , Forbes
With CISOs turning to medication and alcohol to deal with the stresses that the role brings, what needs to be done to ensure their mental health and the cybersecurity of the business are both properly looked...
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Childhood Disease Like Measles Help ‘Keep You Healthy And Fight Cancer,’ Says Wife Of White House Official

Feb 16, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The antivaccination claims--that childhood illnesses help boost immunity--touted by Darla Shine, the wife of White House communications director Bill Shine, have been debunked by health experts. Meanwhile, Facebook says it is looking for options to remove the antivaccine information that flourishes on its site....
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Improving Health And Hygiene With Purell, Azure, And IoT

Feb 16, 2019 , Forbes
GOJO Industries--makers of Purell--are leveraging Microsoft Azure to develop technology for connected IoT hand sanitizer dispensers to monitor hygiene behavior in hospitals and provide data that can be used to influence the practice of hand hygiene to improve health in hospital...
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Lung-MAP Precision Medicine Trial Expands To Include More Patients

Feb 16, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
The Lung Cancer Master Protocol (Lung-MAP), the first precision medicine trial in lung cancer supported by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health, is undergoing a major expansion to include patients with all non-small cell lung cancers -- which make up about 8......
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Does Herpes Cause Alzheimer's?

Feb 16, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
What causes Alzheimer's disease? The answer could be right under our noses, says leading expert Professor Ruth Itzhaki. Her latest paper presents a lifetime of research evidence that the herpes virus responsible for cold sores can also cause Alzheimer's -- and new data which show antiviral drugs dra......
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Following Gene-Editing Scandal That Sparked Worldwide Outrage, WHO To Develop Global Ethics Standards For The Tech

Feb 16, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Chinese scientist He Jiankui shocked the world when he announced that he'd used gene-editing technology on human embroyos--crossing a line that many had looked at as uncrossable in terms of ethics. In response, the World Health Organization will be forming a committee to offer guidance on the...
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Weakest sperm left behind at 'gates' along reproductive path, study finds

Feb 15, 2019 , CNN Health
The race to fertilize an egg is a ruthless one -- and now, scientists have shed more light on the punishing obstacle course attempted by hundreds of millions of sperm cells in their bid to get there first....
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Racial disparities in US cancer deaths are shrinking, study finds

Feb 15, 2019 , CNN Health
Racial disparities in cancer deaths between black and white patients in the United States are receding -- but more progress is needed to completely close the gap for some cancer types and age groups, according to a new study....
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