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Ultrasound Used To Trigger Insulin Release In Mice Shows Promise For Future Diabetes Therapy

May 18, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
The World Health Organization ranks Type 2 diabetes among the most common causes of death in the world. Current treatments can help the body use insulin at various stages of the disease, but they can also be expensive and subject patients to lifelong medication regimens and side effects. Thanks to n......
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Sunday is 'Hepatitis Testing Day'

May 18, 2019 , Reuters
Millions of people in the U.S. have chronic viral hepatitis, most without knowing it, so the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other groups have designated May as Hepatitis Awareness Month and May 19 as Hepatitis Testing Day....
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The Medical Minute: Protecting Against Measles

May 17, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
The United States is experiencing its largest measles outbreak since the virus was eliminated in 2000. As of Monday, 839 cases of measles have been reported in 23 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including 7 cases in Pennsylvania. “Measles is not a trivial diseas......
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App Prevents Asthma Attacks And Helps Parents Manage Their Child's Disease

May 17, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
An app that allows parents and doctors to monitor a child’s asthma has a big impact on managing the disease. When families monitored symptoms with eAsthma Tracker and adjusted care accordingly, children had better asthma control and made fewer visits to the emergency department. Using the app also m......
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Feeling Healthy: A Good Start, But Not Always A Good Indicator Of Heart Disease Risk

May 17, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Most people feel they have a general idea of how healthy they are based on their diet and exercise regimen and how often they get sick. But a new study by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers adds to evidence that how healthy people think they are isn’t always an accurate indicator of their risk for c......
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Tulane Professor To Help Find Better Treatment For Respiratory Disease

May 17, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
A Tulane University biomedical engineering professor will share in a $2.6 million grant to research better ways of managing acute respiratory distress syndrome, also known as ARDS, a rapidly progressive disease caused by fluid buildup in the lungs and an overwhelming inflammatory response. With no......
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A New Way Of Diagnosing And Treating Disease -- Without Cutting Skin

May 17, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
The researchers describe the technology in a study published today in Science Advances. "Our technology allows us to scan tissue quickly, and when we see a suspicious or abnormal cell structure, we can perform ultra-precise surgery and selectively treat the unwanted or diseased structure within the......
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Blue Cross Plans Back Solera Health’s Social Determinants Venture

May 17, 2019 , Forbes
Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans are investing more than $40 million in Solera Health, which manages chronic disease and helps address patients social determinants of health....
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What About Adults And Measles? Here’s A Primer On That Vaccine And Many Others, Including Shingles

May 17, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The current measles outbreak is causing concern for adults who wonder if they're safe from the highly infectious disease. NPR explains who needs protection from measles and other diseases. Other news on measles is on anti-vaxxers trolling a physician, Oregon's defeat of a vaccine bill and Connecticut's plan to repeal religious...
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Antibiotic Treatment Alleviates Alzheimer's Disease Symptoms In Male Mice, Study Reveals

May 17, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Researchers at The University of Chicago have demonstrated that the type of bacteria living in the gut can influence the development of Alzheimer's disease symptoms in mice. The study, which will be published May 16 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, shows that, by altering the gut microbiome,......
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U.S. to begin testing sick, dead pigs for fatal hog virus ravaging China

May 17, 2019 , Reuters
The U.S. Department of Agriculture within weeks will begin testing sick and dead pigs for a hog virus that has killed herds across Asia in an effort to minimize devastation if the disease enters the United States, the agency said on Thursday....
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Researchers Identify Faster, More Effective Drug Combination Regimens To Treat Tuberculosis

May 17, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Tuberculosis is a potentially deadly though curable disease. Each year about 10 million people develop active cases, and 1.6 million people die. In addition, about 1.7 billion people around the world are infected with TB bacteria, which can lie dormant for weeks to years, then become active and caus......
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Low-Fat Diet Helps Reduce Risk Of Dying From Breast Cancer, 20-Year Study Finds

May 17, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The rigorous study from the Women's Health Initiative is the first to show postmenopausal women who modified their diets for at least eight years and who later developed breast cancer had a 21% lower risk of dying of the disease compared to others who ate as usual. "It really suggests that changing your diet, losing weight, exercising, could actually be a treatment," said Dr. Jennifer Ligibel of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Other women's health news looks at the benefits of pelvic...
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Alphabet is funding a new way to reduce heart disease, the leading cause of death in the US

May 16, 2019 , CNBC Health
Alphabet's GV and Verily are getting behind an ambitious biotech venture that aims to develop a new treatment for cardiovascular...
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Lyme Disease Now a Threat in City Parks

May 16, 2019 , WebMD
Infected ticks were mostly found in forested parks with vegetation around the edges and connected to each...
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Pfizer's atopic dermatitis treatment meets goals in late-stage study

May 16, 2019 , Reuters
Pfizer Inc's new atopic dermatitis treatment met the main goals in a late-stage study that tested the drug in patients aged 12 and older with moderate to severe forms of the disease, the drugmaker said on Wednesday....
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Researcher Studies Incurable Blood Disease Usually Diagnosed In Children

May 15, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Treating a stubborn blood disease that strikes children may come down to tweaking energy production in stem cells, suggests research out of West Virginia University. Wei Du, an assistant professor in the School of Pharmacy, is investigating the link between how stem cells make energy and how Fancon......
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One In Six Children With Concussion Experiences A Second Concussion Within Two Years

May 15, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
A new study from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's (CHOP) Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finds that one in six children aged 5 to 15 who has a concussion will go on to experience a repeat concussion within two years. Seve......
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Tech's Changing Role In Health Management

May 15, 2019 , Forbes
This article examines the nexus between mHealth technology specific to Alzheimer's Disease and culture. How might new technology help bridge the divide which separates those struggling with the reality of dementia from the rest of...
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Brain Researchers Seek 'Fingerprints' Of Severe Mental Diseases

May 15, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Researchers from McLean Hospital and Yale University have published findings of their study of large-scale systems in the brain, findings that could improve understanding of the symptoms and causes of bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, depression, and other mental illnesses. Their paper, "Functional C......
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