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Enjoying The Holiday Season Heartburn Free

Nov 14, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
High-calorie meals, decadent treats and festive drinks tempt people from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day, inviting the fiery sensation of heartburn and the bitter taste of reflux as unwelcome guests to the holiday festivities. Approximately 20% of Americans have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD......
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As more cases confirmed, CDC says evidence suggests 'viral association' for AFM

Nov 14, 2018 , CNN Health
There are 10 more confirmed cases of acute flaccid myelitis, a polio-like illness that mostly affects children, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 90 in 27 states this year....
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African swine fever suspected to be in animal feed in China

Nov 14, 2018 , Reuters
(This Nov 11 story corrects headline and text throughout to say case of disease in feed was suspected, not confirmed. Removes paragraph, bullet saying it is first reported contamination of feed supply.)...
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Novartis' $4 Million Gene Therapy -- Real Price Or A Negotiation Ploy?

Nov 14, 2018 , Forbes
We are in a wondrous age of medicine where CURES for certain types of cancer, rare diseases, blindness and other scourges are imminent. We now need to figure out how to pay for...
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Cancer Is On Cusp Of Overtaking Heart Disease As America’s No. 1 Killer

Nov 14, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Scientists are warning that Americans should undergo all recommended cancer screenings and adopt lifestyle prevention practices, such as healthy diet and exercise, which are beneficial in lowering both cancer and heart disease mortality. In other public health news: fecal transplants, a rare polio-like illness, concussions, microbes, contraception, and conversion...
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Cardiovascular Disease, Alzheimer's Genetically Linked

Nov 14, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Studying DNA from more than 1.5 million people, an international team of researchers — led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the University of California, San Francisco — has identified points of DNA that increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and also heighten the ri......
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Kawasaki Disease: One Disease, Multiple Triggers

Nov 14, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and international collaborators have evidence that Kawasaki Disease (KD) does not have a single cause. By studying weather patterns and geographical distributions of patients in San Diego, the ......
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COPD Patients Rarely Receive Pulmonary Rehabilitation Despite Its Health Benefits

Nov 14, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Only a tiny fraction of patients hospitalized for COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, participate in a pulmonary rehabilitation program following hospitalization, even though such programs are recommended and Medicare covers their cost, according to new research published online in the A......
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Big Data And Advanced Artificial Intelligence Techniques Used To Tackle Alzheimer's Disease

Nov 14, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Sports concussions, Parkinson’s disease, and hormone therapy for cancer – all can have memory loss as symptoms. But do the biochemical processes of each type of memory loss have anything to reveal about the memory loss that is part of Alzheimer’s disease? Rong Xu, PhD, recently received a total of......
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Coronary calcium screening better predicts heart disease risk, research finds

Nov 13, 2018 , CNN Health
Last year, President Donald Trump's doctors screened him for heart disease using a test unfamiliar to many Americans. Now, research shows that that test, either alone or combined with other evaluation methods, is better at predicting whether a symptomatic patient required heart surgery than the standard evaluation....
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New Cholesterol Guidelines Call On Doctors To Tailor Treatments To Manage Risk For Each Individual Patient

Nov 13, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The guidelines also recommend the use of two new kinds of drugs for those at the greatest danger of heart...
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Parents accuse CDC of not reporting children's deaths from polio-like AFM

Nov 13, 2018 , CNN Health
Parents of children who had a horrifying polio-like illness are accusing the Centers for Disease Control of hiding the deaths of two children who suffered from the condition....
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When High-Profile People Share Alzheimer’s Diagnosis, Millions Of Others With The Disease May Benefit

Nov 13, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Following on the heels of President Ronald Reagan and Tennessee's basketball coach Pat Summitt, Sandra Day O'Connor's announcement about her struggles with dementia helps caregivers and others afflicted by the disease deal with the stigma of the illness and make decisions to seek early diagnosis even though there is no cure. Other public health news looks at an Ebola clinical trial, a problem from soy-based baby formula, last year's deadly flu season, anorexia, poor sleep, wheat sensitivity,...
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Cancer surpasses heart disease as leading cause of death in many US counties

Nov 13, 2018 , CNN Health
An important transition is happening across the United States: Cancer was the leading cause of death in more counties in 2015 than 13 years earlier, a new study finds. However, the opposite was true for heart disease during that period; fewer counties reported it as the top killer....
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New Cholesterol Guidelines Focus on Personalized Approach

Nov 12, 2018 , WebMD
Nearly one of every three American adults have high levels of "bad" LDL cholesterol, which contributes to fatty plaque buildup and narrowing of the arteries, the AHA said. People with LDL levels of 100 mg/dL or lower tend to have lower rates of heart disease and...
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New cholesterol guidelines offer a more personalized approach

Nov 11, 2018 , CNN Health
New cholesterol guidelines recommend a more personalized approach in risk assessments, a returned focus on LDL target levels and new drug options for those at highest risk for cardiovascular disease. The guidelines were announced Saturday during the American Heart Association's annual scientific conference....
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New Cholesterol Guidelines Focus on the Personal

Nov 11, 2018 , WebMD
Nearly one of every three American adults have high levels of "bad" LDL cholesterol, which contributes to fatty plaque buildup and narrowing of the arteries, the AHA said. People with LDL levels of 100 mg/dL or lower tend to have lower rates of heart disease and...
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Diabetes Drug Might Also Ease Heart Failure Risks

Nov 11, 2018 , WebMD
The new study included more than 17,000 type 2 diabetes patients aged 40 and older. Nearly 7,000 had heart disease and more than 10,000 had numerous risk factors for heart disease, Wiviott's group...
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Vitamin D, omega-3 supplements do not prevent cancer or heart disease, study says

Nov 11, 2018 , CNN Health
Vitamin D and omega-3 supplements do not prevent cancer or heart disease, a new study finds, the latest in the years-long debate over their benefits....
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Mammograms Do Save Lives, Study Shows

Nov 10, 2018 , WebMD
People with breast cancer who took part in a breast cancer screening program had a 60 percent lower risk of dying from the disease in the 10 years after diagnosis, and a 47 percent lower risk 20 years after diagnosis, Swedish researchers...
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