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Missing The Sweet Spot: Millions Of Low-Risk People With Diabetes May Be Testing Their Blood Sugar Too Often

Dec 12, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
For people with Type 2 diabetes, the task of testing their blood sugar with a fingertip prick and a drop of blood on a special strip of paper becomes part of everyday life. But a new study suggests that some of them test more often than they need to. In fact, the research shows, 14% of people with......
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Weeding out foreigners: strains over Thailand's legalization of marijuana

Dec 12, 2018 , Reuters
Thailand is set to become the first Asian country to legalize medical marijuana, but a battle is brewing between local and foreign firms over control of a potentially lucrative market....
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14 Predictions About The Future Of AI And VR

Dec 12, 2018 , Forbes
Artificial intelligence and virtual reality technologies have the potential to fundamentally alter both daily living and business operations. Members of Forbes Technology Council speculate on where AI and VR may be going in the near...
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Tap Water in Neti Pot Linked to Woman's Death from Brain-Eating Amoeba

Dec 12, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Tap Water in Neti Pot Linked to Woman's Death from Brain-Eating AmoebaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/10/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/10/2018 12:00:00...
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Almost Half of U.S. Adults to Skip Flu Shot

Dec 12, 2018 , RxList
More than 40% of Americans have not been vaccinated against the flu this year and don't plan to get vaccinated, despite repeated warnings about the potential dangers and last year's record number of flu-related deaths, a new survey...
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Congress likely to revive earmarks, signaling a boon for hospitals

Dec 12, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Congress is likely to open a potentially major funding stream by reviving earmarks next year, which could spark a windfall for individual not-for-profit hospitals and university medical...
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FDA warns consumers about e-cigerette liquids laced with erectile dysfunction drug

Dec 12, 2018 , CNN Health
The FDA is warning consumers, especially men, about using Hello-cig e-juice laced with two erectile dysfunction drugs due to potential interactions with some prescription drugs....
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Aging Roundup: Emergency Care; Elder Abuse; Alzheimer’s; And Holiday Cheer

Dec 11, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Media outlets take a look at various issues surrounding aging, including what to look for when trying to spot elder abuse; how difficult the emergency room can be for seniors; how to keep the aging body and brain healthy; and more....
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Who Is Doing Advance Care Planning in Nursing Homes?

Dec 11, 2018 , American Journal of Nursing
When I was an ED nurse in a city hospital years ago, we often received patient transfers from area nursing homes. Usually these patients were very elderly, appeared cachectic, and were largely unresponsive (as I recall, many were post-stroke or had dementia). Diagnoses were usually very similar: dehydration, hypotension, UTI, pneumonia; many had contractures. The [...] The post Who Is Doing Advance Care Planning in Nursing Homes? appeared first on Off the...
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Opioids Exact Another Toll on Newborns: Smaller Heads

Dec 11, 2018 , WebMD
Infants born addicted to opioids had significantly smaller head circumferences, researchers have found, potentially putting them at higher risk for mental health and developmental...
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Canadian doctors urge women to weigh pros and cons of breast cancer screening

Dec 11, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - - When it's unclear whether the potential benefit of breast cancer screening outweighs the possible harms, doctors should encourage women to make an informed decision based on their personal preferences, Canadian doctors recommend....
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Brain-Eating Amoeba Tied to Tap Water in Neti Pot

Dec 11, 2018 , WebMD
This a rare case that serves as a reminder for people to follow the directions when using a Neti pot, and to use only boiled or distilled water, said Dr. Charles Cobbs, a neurosurgeon at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle who treated the woman, CBS...
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Commentary: Proposed changes to 'public charge' rule could damage public health efforts

Dec 09, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Immigration policy changes proposed by the Trump administration have the potential to reverse gains made in healthcare access and trust earned in our...
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Scans, Ultrasound Spot Zika Brain Defects

Dec 08, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Scans, Ultrasound Spot Zika Brain DefectsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/5/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/6/2018 12:00:00...
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Fatal brain-eating amoeba may have come from woman's neti pot

Dec 08, 2018 , CNN Health
A Seattle woman rinsed her sinuses with tap water. A year later, she died of a brain-eating amoeba....
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Pharmacy Innovator of the Year: Albertsons puts patients in the spotlight

Dec 08, 2018 , Drug Store News - Retail
DSN has named Albertsons its 2018 Pharmacy Innovator of the Year for the chain's longtime focus on patient care that it empowers its pharmacists to provide. Read More...
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Are Neti Pots Safe? Not With Tap Water And Brain-Eating Amoeba

Dec 08, 2018 , Forbes
In a rare case, a woman dies after using a neti pot regularly to irrigate your nose. But here are the precautions you should always take before trying to rinse out your nasal...
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Flu Shot Still Left Off To-Do List For 40 Percent Of Adults Even After Last Year’s Deadly Season

Dec 07, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
At the heart of their decision are worries about the shot giving them the flu and suffering from other side effects. Public health officials warn about a repeat of last year when the virus killed 80,000 people, and they stress that side effects are mild. Other public health news focuses on the outcry over the first CRISPR babies; climate change and the rise of mosquito-born illnesses; a potential link between infections and mental illness; more raw beef recalls; the impact of childhood trauma...
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Judge Considers Delaying CVS-Aetna Merger, Citing Potential Anti-Competitive Harms

Dec 07, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
But antitrust experts say it's only possible for the Department of Justice to block the merger. DOJ approved the $70 billion deal in October. Meanwhile, CVS and Aetna are moving ahead with integration plans. Other industry news looks at CVS' new prescription drug-price plans and rising costs of Pitocin and...
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Roche's Tecentriq wins speedy U.S. FDA review for small cell lung cancer

Dec 06, 2018 , Reuters
Swiss group Roche Holding AG said on Wednesday its Tecentriq immunotherapy mixed with chemotherapy won priority review from the U.S. regulator for treating a type of lung cancer, a potential boost to the drug that has been trailing rivals' revenues....
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