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2697 Articles Matching "doctors"

FDA Orders European Seller Of Online Abortion Pills To Immediately Cease Delivery To U.S. Customers

Mar 19, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The FDA says the "unapproved new drugs pose an inherent risk to consumers." In other news on abortion: Tennessee judge rebuked for denying a women on house arrest to travel to get an abortion; Indiana takes steps toward allowing nurses and physician assistants to object to playing role in abortion procedure; and Maine governor wants to allow medical professionals besides doctors to be able to provide the...
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Apple's heart study signals a new era of medicine, and doctors are debating the results

Mar 19, 2019 , CNBC Health
Stanford's researchers talked about the study at the American College of Cardiology conference in New...
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'Definitely not an anti-vaxer': Some parents push back against recommended vaccine schedule

Mar 16, 2019 , CNN Health
The renewed squabble over vaccinations obscures a large group of parents who aren't anti-vaxers but spread out their children's vaccines at a more gradual pace than doctors recommend. Pediatricians warn that could leave small children vulnerable to disease....
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Amid measles outbreak, health care professionals step up

Mar 16, 2019 , Healthcare Comm.
Using blogs, infographics, media interviews, even visits to mosques, doctors and communicators are emphasizing the importance of vaccination—and dispelling ‘anti-vaxxer’ mythologies. Health care practitioners and communicators are waging a concerted, multiple-front battle against measles. When an outbreak hit Washington state recently, Swedish hospital in Seattle pitched one of its doctors to a local TV station […] The post Amid measles outbreak, health care professionals step up...
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High-volume hospitals and surgeons do better on neck artery procedures

Mar 16, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Patients who need blockages cleared in their carotid arteries to reduce the risk of stroke may want to seek hospitals and doctors who do a lot of these procedures, a new research review suggests....
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Opioid Rxs Decreasing, But Not for All Doctors

Mar 15, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Opioid Rxs Decreasing, But Not for All DoctorsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/13/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/14/2019 12:00:00...
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New Method To Assess Platelet Health Could Help ER Doctors

Mar 15, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
New method to assess platelet health could help ER doctors Emergency room doctors often have only a few minutes to determine which patients are in need of a blood transfusion. But currently doctors have no direct method to assess the health of one of the most critical component of the blood: plate......
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Molecular 'Clues' May Predict Breast Cancer Return

Mar 15, 2019 , WebMD
If doctors could better predict which patients had a high recurrence risk, those women might want to continue hormone therapy past the standard five...
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AHRQ launches app to help patients preplan questions for doctors

Mar 14, 2019 laura.lovett@himssmedia.com (Laura Lovett), Mobile Health News
The new app, called Question Builder, lets consumers input their health information and then brings up potential questions for them to ask their...
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Cutbacks by some doctors halved new opioid prescriptions over 5 years

Mar 14, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - The rate of first-time opioid prescriptions declined 54 percent between 2012 and 2017 in the U.S., largely because many doctors stopped prescribing the painkillers, according to a study of more than 86 million people covered by private insurance....
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Questions Over Retrieving A Deceased Person’s Sperm Pit Grief-Stricken Families Against Medical Ethicists

Mar 14, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Families say the decision to retrieve the sperm of a loved one should be left to them, while doctors and ethicisits worry about the wide-ranging moral complications of starting a life that would otherwise not exist if not for medical technology. In other public health news: eating out while being overweight, medical devices, mental health, parenting, the immune system, infant tongue-ties, exercising, and more....
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Zimbabwe doctors say patients dying due to drug, equipment shortages

Mar 14, 2019 , Reuters
Doctors said on Wednesday that patients in Zimbabwe's biggest state hospital were dying due to a lack of medicines and basic supplies, brought on by a cash crunch that has crippled the economy....
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Cardiologist Eric Topol explains how artificial intelligence can make doctors more humane

Mar 14, 2019 , CNBC Health
Eric Topol just released a new book examining the role of artificial intelligence in...
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New Contributor To Age-Related Hearing Loss Identified

Mar 13, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have discovered a new potential contributor to age-related hearing loss, a finding that could eventually help doctors identify people at risk. The auditory receptors of the inner ear, called hair cells, pick up sounds using a vibration-se......
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Teen hookah users run risk of heart disease, poisoning

Mar 13, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - A growing number of American teens and young adults are using hookah, or water pipes, and many of them may be under the mistaken impression that it's risk-free and non-addictive, U.S. heart doctors warn....
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Babies may get better hospital care when parents say thanks

Mar 13, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Critically ill infants may receive better care in the hospital when their parents take the time to thank doctors and nurses than when families don't express any gratitude, a small study suggests....
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Amid measles outbreak, health care professionals step up

Mar 12, 2019 , Healthcare Comm.
Using blogs, infographics, media interviews, even visits to mosques, doctors and communicators are emphasizing the importance of vaccination—and dispelling ‘anti-vaxxer’...
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Doctors pray for sick as blackout batters Venezuelan hospitals

Mar 12, 2019 , Reuters
Maria Rodriguez's daughter has spent a month in Caracas's J.M. de los Rios children's hospital with hydrocephalus, a buildup of spinal fluid in the brain, but staff there have faced an uphill battle treating the girl because of a nationwide power outage....
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Could An Eye Doctor Diagnose Alzheimer's Before You Have Symptoms?

Mar 12, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
A quick eye exam might one day allow eye doctors to check up on both your eyeglasses prescription and your brain health. A study of more than 200 people at the Duke Eye Center publishing March 11 in the journal Ophthalmology Retina suggests the loss of blood vessels in the retina could signal Alzhe......
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Roche Scores FDA Approval For First Immunotherapy Drug To Treat Breast Cancer

Mar 12, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Despite the fact that costly immunotherapy drugs help only a small minority of patients, breast cancer doctors are calling the approval "tremendously exciting." In other pharmaceutical news: biologics and drugs for preventing premature...
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