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British doctors want a tax on tech giants to fund research on the harms caused by social media

Jan 18, 2020 , CNBC Health
Leading U.K. psychiatrists say tech giants should be forced to hand over data on how children are affected by harmful online...
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Your Fitbit could help health officials predict flu outbreaks in real-time

Jan 17, 2020 , CNN Health
Researchers reviewed de-identified data from users wearing Fitbits and found that they were able to do real-time flu prediction at the state level....
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Stanford Medicine: Physicians, medical students are interested in digital health, data-driven care

Jan 17, 2020 (Dave Muoio), Mobile Health News
More often than not, survey respondents said that patient data collected using apps, wearables or other consumer-friendly sources are clinically...
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New Data On Talcum Powder/Ovarian Cancer Connection

Jan 17, 2020 , Forbes
The issue of talc-based powder putting women at increased risk for ovarian cancer was also a focus of many of the suits, although direct evidence of talcum powder acting as a potential cause of ovarian cancer had not been...
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Akili Interactive: Digital pediatric ADHD therapeutic performs well with or without accompanying stimulant therapy

Jan 16, 2020 (Dave Muoio), Mobile Health News
Topline data released today by the digital therapeutics company also suggest that its FDA approval-pending treatment continued to deliver benefits with continued...
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Who Are The Scofflaws On Reporting Clinical Data? Surprisingly, Not Big Pharma.

Jan 15, 2020 , Forbes
But the fact of the matter is that this lack of attention to important reporting requirements is hurting patients who bravely volunteer for these studies....
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Company That Coaches Diabetes Patients Will Now Integrate Frequent Glucose Data From Dexcom’s Blockbuster Device

Jan 15, 2020 , Kaiser Health News
Currently, Livongo gets blood sugar data from its members with diabetes only a handful of times a day, and even the most disciplined patients prick their fingers at inconsistent and irregular times. One goal of integrating Dexcom’s device is to standardize the data flowing into Livongo....
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Climate Change May Translate Into More Fatal Injuries

Jan 14, 2020 , WebMD
Looking at data on injury deaths and temperature over 38 years, researchers found a correlation between unusually high temperatures and increased rates of death from a range of causes -- traffic accidents, drownings, assault and...
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‘We Want To Be Helpful,’ Google Executives Promise With Push Into Health Data, But Vow Is Met With Skepticism

Jan 14, 2020 , Kaiser Health News
Google has long seen health data as a natural extension of its stated mission to organize information, but many people are wary about the company's efforts. In other health and technology news: Facebook's preventive health tool, Apple and the CES show, and a probe into...
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Half of US Cancer Survivors Drink Alcohol

Jan 14, 2020 , RxList
About half of Americans with a cancer diagnosis are current alcohol drinkers, which is less than the general population, and about one third exceed moderate consumption levels, new research from a large national database...
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The Big Question Underlying CES’ Gadget Palooza: Which Actually Help Improve Health Outcomes?

Jan 11, 2020 , Kaiser Health News
There are countless high-tech gadgets that can flood users' with information, but what of that data is actually useful? That's one of the main questions facing health experts who are trying out all the goodies at the big annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas....
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Health-care companies use technology and data to boost primary care services

Jan 11, 2020 , CNBC Health
From venture-backed start-ups to drug store retailers, there is a big push this year to use technology and data to supercharge the less glamorous side of the industry -- physician-centered primary...
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Why The Drop In U.S. Cancer Death Rate Has Nothing To Do With President Trump

Jan 10, 2020 , Forbes
President Trump has suggested that data showing a drop in the rate of deaths from cancer in the U.S. may be linked to his administration. Here's why that's unlikely to be...
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'Gold rush': Race is on for health data in East Europe's frontier market

Jan 10, 2020 , Reuters
Eastern Europe is a new frontier for private medical care, and insurers and tech startups are racing to steal a march on their rivals by harnessing the region's health data....
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12 Top Recommended Database Management Tools

Jan 09, 2020 , Forbes
Find tools that allow your business to perform data-related tasks with...
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Sweeping ‘Reassuring’ Study Concludes There’s No Strong Link Between Baby Powder And Ovarian Cancer

Jan 09, 2020 , Kaiser Health News
These kinds of observational studies cannot determine cause and effect, but a more rigorous study isn't likely to be done. “This represents the best data we have on the topic,” said the study's lead author Katie O’Brien. The researchers did find hints of a potentially small increased risk for cancer for women who had never had a hysterectomy or fallopian tube-tying...
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Government To Start Collecting DNA From Detained Immigrants As Part Of Controversial Pilot Program

Jan 08, 2020 , Kaiser Health News
The information would go into a massive criminal database run by the FBI, where it would be held indefinitely. The administration's efforts have elicited withering criticism from advocates who believe the government shouldn't obtain such sensitive information from people who aren't linked to serious...
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Bundled Payments Fall Short Of Expectations In Cutting Spending, Improving Quality

Jan 08, 2020 , Kaiser Health News
The federal government, hospitals and physicians have been gravitating toward bundled payments, but new studies challenge the belief that they help achieve cost savings. Meanwhile, CMS is proposing changes to Medicare Advantage payments for 2021, including an increase in the percentage of patient "encounter data" used to calculate...
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Viewpoints: Forget Fads, Stick To These Basics To Stay Healthy; Maybe You Ought To Think Twice Before Uploading Family DNA Data?

Jan 04, 2020 , Kaiser Health News
Opinion writers focus on these health topics and...
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Novartis, Merck and Allergan join those raising U.S. drug prices for 2020

Jan 04, 2020 , Reuters
Novartis AG, Merck & Co Inc and Allergan Plc were among companies that raised U.S. prices on more than 100 prescription medicines on Friday, bringing the tally to 445 drugs that will cost more in 2020, according to data analyzed by healthcare research firm 3 Axis Advisors....
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