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Automation, tech companies aim to reduce lick, stick and pour duties

Jan 19, 2019 , Drug Store News - Retail
With volume demands increasing alongside the need to provide clinical services to patients, pharmacies turn to automation and software to help get prescriptions filled and pharmacists out from behind the counter. Read More...
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Shorter waits for new patients at VA than in private sector, U.S. study finds

Jan 19, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - In many cases, veterans get a first appointment at VA hospitals quicker than the general public gets first appointments with health care providers, government researchers report....
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AbbVie's Imbruvica fails to meet main goal in pancreatic cancer study

Jan 19, 2019 , Reuters
AbbVie Inc said on Friday its blockbuster cancer treatment in combination with chemotherapy agents failed to meet the main goal in a late-stage study of patients with a form of pancreatic cancer....
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Which Came First: Cannabis Use Or Psychotic Disorders? Scientists Weigh In On Dangers, Myths

Jan 19, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Top scientists who specialize in marijuana research are divided over whether the drug can lead to disorders like schizophrenia. “I’ve been doing this research for 25 years, and it’s polarizing even among academics,” said Margaret Haney, a professor of neurobiology at Columbia University Medical Center. Other public health news focuses on climate change's dangers; pain's origins in the brain; the race for health apps; a video game for kids with ADHD; a new way to tell if patients take...
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For heart failure patients in hospital, flu boosts risk of complications, death

Jan 19, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - When people with heart failure are hospitalized, having influenza is tied to greater odds of respiratory and kidney complications and a higher chance they won't survive to be discharged, a U.S. study suggests....
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Many Oncologists Unsure of LGBTQ Health Needs

Jan 19, 2019 , WebMD
Most doctors surveyed said they were comfortable treating lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender patients, but half or fewer felt confident in their knowledge of these patients' health...
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Self-Disclosure in the Nurse-Patient Relationship

Jan 19, 2019 , American Journal of Nursing
“How much of ourselves should we share with our patients?” Illustration by Jennifer Rodgers for AJN The ‘therapeutic use of self.’ Early nursing theorists wrote about how the “therapeutic use of self” helps us to forge close working relationships with our patients. Today we talk about authenticity, and it’s been noted that “the [...] The post Self-Disclosure in the Nurse-Patient Relationship appeared first on Off the...
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Viewpoints: Simplify Regulations That Keep Diagnostic Innovations Out Of Hands Of U.S. Physicians; New Opioid Policies Bring Harm To Patients Who Need Them

Jan 19, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
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FDA approves new Cabometyx indication

Jan 19, 2019 , Drug Store News - Retail
FDA's approval of a new Cabometyx indication provides a treatment for patients with liver cancer. Read More...
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New Clinical Trial Will Test Krill Oil For A Brighter Lupus Future

Jan 18, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Can krill oil improve the quality of life of people living with systemic lupus erythematous? A clinical trial, involving 20 centers in the United States, is currently enrolling patients to answer this question. Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), in New York City, is aiming to enroll four patients w......
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Actos vs. Jardiance

Jan 18, 2019 , RxList
Actos (pioglitazone hydrochloride) and Jardiance (empagliflozin) are used to treat type 2 diabetes. Jardiance is also indicated to reduce the risk of cardiovascular death in adult patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular...
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Data Pirates: Patients And Scientist Battle To Liberate Genetic Testing Results

Jan 18, 2019 , Forbes
A small band of patients and a scientist tried to free their existing genetic testing data for cancer research. It was harder than they...
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Poo Transplant Effective Treatment For Chronic Bowel Condition

Jan 18, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Poo transplant or “Faecal microbiota transplantation” (FMT) can successfully treat patients with ulcerative colitis, new research from the University of Adelaide shows. The randomised, double-blind study - published in the journal JAMA – was a collaboration between the University of Adelaide, Sou......
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Novel Same-Day Type 2 Diabetes Treatment Study Launches In US

Jan 18, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
A same-day procedural therapy to improve glucose control for Type 2 diabetes patients will be investigated in a pilot study at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). Absalon D. Gutierrez, MD, and Nirav C. Thosani, MD, are among the first physician-researchers in the cou......
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Proteus' digital pill is now delivering chemotherapy

Jan 18, 2019 dave.muoio@himssmedia.com (Dave Muoio), Mobile Health News
The sensor-embedded pill will be used to treat and monitor colorectal cancer patients receiving care at Fairview Health...
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Prone Positioning Becomes Standard Of Care For Patients With ARDS

Jan 18, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
When research and new clinical guidelines strongly recommend that critically ill patients with severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) be face-down for most of the day, the change requires a team approach to integrate the logistically challenging, multifaceted repositioning procedure into ......
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Experimental Drug Could Help In Type 2 Diabetes

Jan 18, 2019 , WebMD
Researchers found that the compound -- dubbed TTP399 for now -- improved patients' blood sugar control when it was added to the standard medication metformin for six...
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Researchers Pinpoint Factor That Predicts Unplanned Hospital Readmissions

Jan 18, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
New research from West Virginia University suggests a widely used index to assess hospital patients’ risk of readmission may have a blind spot. Physicians and nurses use a tool called the “LACE index” to identify which patients are most likely to be readmitted to the hospital because symptoms come ......
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Whole Genome Sequencing Method May Speed Personalized Treatment Of Drug-Resistant Infections

Jan 18, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine say they have added to evidence that rapid resistance gene sequencing technology can accurately speed the identification of specific antibiotic-resistant bacteria strains that sicken and kill some patients. A report on a proof of concept study, published in the ......
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Doctors explain misconceptions about penicillin allergy

Jan 18, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Most patients who report having a penicillin allergy are not really allergic to this highly effective antibiotic, and they may be missing out on the best treatment for their condition as a result, according to a new patient resource published in JAMA....
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