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Primary Care Doctors Should Screen Adult Patients for Unhealthy Drinking: Task Force

Nov 16, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Primary Care Doctors Should Screen Adult Patients for Unhealthy Drinking: Task ForceCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/14/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/14/2018 12:00:00...
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Free Glucose Monitors For Type 1 Diabetics

Nov 16, 2018 , Forbes
Coinciding with World Diabetes Day, the National Health Service (NHS) in England is providing funding for Flash Glucose Monitors (FGM) for Type 1 Diabetic (T1D) patients. The move is set to change the lives of tens of thousands of people in the...
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Heart Failure Patients Shouldn't Stop Meds Even if Condition Improves: Study

Nov 16, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Heart Failure Patients Shouldn't Stop Meds Even if Condition Improves: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/13/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/14/2018 12:00:00...
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China’s Ping An Good Doctor and Thailand’s BDMS sign MoU to meet demands of Chinese users

Nov 16, 2018 , Mobile Health News
China's leading one-stop healthcare ecosystem platform, Ping An Good Doctor announced today the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bangkok Dusit Medical Service (BDMS), the largest healthcare network in Thailand. The two medical service giants will integrate and exchange their experienced medical resources online and offline, and provide one-stop healthcare services for millions of Chinese...
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More than 100 digital health and care tools evaluated against key standards for NHS Apps Library

Nov 15, 2018 lpostelnicu@himss.org (Leontina Postelnicu), Mobile Health News
Approximately 120 apps are currently being evaluated by NHS Digital and two external assessors against key standards to be added to an NHS resource of trusted digital health and care tools for patients, citizens, healthcare professionals, and...
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A Patient Complained About The Cost Of Her Medical Care. Here's How Her Doctor Responded.

Nov 15, 2018 , Forbes
There's an an overlooked cost of our inscrutably expensive healthcare system. Patients and providers are losing trust in pharmaceutical companies and in third-party...
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Cause Of Polio-Like Illness In Children Continues To Stump Experts Even As Dozens Of More Cases Emerge

Nov 15, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
“What we do know is that these patients had fever and respiratory symptoms three to 10 days before their limb weakness," CDC's Dr. Nancy Messonnier said. "And we know that it’s the season where lots of people have fever and respiratory symptoms. What we need to sort out is what is the trigger for the [acute flaccid...
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Precedex vs. Diprivan (propofol)

Nov 15, 2018 , RxList
Precedex (dexmedetomidine hydrochloride) and Propofol are sedatives Precedex is used for short-term intravenous sedation. Propofol is indicated for initiation and maintenance of Monitored Anesthesia Care (MAC) sedation, combined sedation and regional anesthesia, induction and/or maintenance of general anesthesia, and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) sedation of intubated, mechanically ventilated...
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Nitroglycerin patches may help ease tendon pain

Nov 15, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Patches containing nitroglycerin may help patients with common injuries to tendons, a research review suggests....
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Merck drug Keytruda succeeds in late-stage esophageal cancer trial

Nov 15, 2018 , Reuters
Merck & Co's blockbuster drug Keytruda met the main goal of a late-stage trial testing the treatment in patients with cancers of the digestive tract, the U.S. drugmaker said on Wednesday....
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A Spark Of Good News For Precision Oncology In Breast Cancer

Nov 15, 2018 , Forbes
In a trial of metastatic triple-negative breast cancer, AZD5363 significantly extended patients’ overall survival from 12.6 to 19.1 months, vs. placebo, when given with...
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Hospitals are ill-equipped to treat behavioral health, ECRI finds

Nov 15, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Many hospitals aren't equipped to treat patients with behavioral health needs, according to a new report by the ECRI Institute Patient Safety...
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All adults should be screened for unhealthy alcohol use

Nov 15, 2018 , CNN Health
You can expect a "drinking checkup" when you visit the doctor. All adults, including pregnant women, should be screened for unhealthy alcohol use by their primary care physicians, the United States Preventive Services Task Force advises. For those patients who drink above the recommended limits, doctors should provide brief counseling to help them reduce their drinking, according to the new task force statement published Tuesday in the medical journal JAMA....
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For some cancer patients, precision medicine offers hope

Nov 15, 2018 , CNN Health
Medical treatments targeting the DNA in tumor cells are celebrated, but insurers often won't cover the skyrocketing cost....
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Overtreating Hypothyroidism: Link to Atrial Fibrillation

Nov 15, 2018 , RxList
For patients with hypothyroidism, being treated with too much medication could lead to an increased risk of atrial fibrillation, a new study of more than 174,000 patients...
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In Buffalo Emergency Departments, A Better Way To Treat Opioid Use Disorder

Nov 14, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
An innovative, cost-effective program at more than a dozen hospitals in Western New York provides medication-assisted treatment to opioid use disorder patients in emergency departments (EDs) and rapidly transitions them into long-term treatment at a community clinic, all within about 48 hours. The ......
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Patients With Untreated Hearing Loss Incur Higher Health Care Costs Over Time

Nov 14, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Older adults with untreated hearing loss incur substantially higher total health care costs compared to those who don't have hearing loss -- an average of 46%, totaling $22,434 per person over a decade, according to a new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Healt......
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Fecal Transplant Effective Against Immunotherapy-Induced Colitis

Nov 14, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
For the first time, transplanting gut bacteria from healthy donors was used to successfully treat patients suffering from severe colitis caused by treatment with immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs). The study from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, which includes two patients, sugges......
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Too Much Of A Good Thing? New Study Shows Overtreating Patients For Hypothyroidism Could Raise Their Risk Of Stroke

Nov 14, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
For patients who take medication to treat hypothyroidism, being treated with too much medication can lead to an increased risk of atrial fibrillation, a common heart rhythm disorder associated with stroke, a new study of more than 174,000 patients has found. The findings were presented by researche......
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Bacterial Pneumonia Far More Dangerous To The Heart Than Viral Pneumonia, Study Finds

Nov 14, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Heart complications in patients diagnosed with bacterial pneumonia are more serious than in patients diagnosed with viral pneumonia, according to new research from the Intermountain Heart Institute at Intermountain Medical Center in Salt Lake City. In the study of nearly 5,000 patients, researchers......
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