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Carrot's smoking cessation program helped 32% of study participants quit, reduced others' daily use

Aug 23, 2019 dave.muoio@himssmedia.com (Dave Muoio), Mobile Health News
Carrot's Pivot program consists of an app, an FDA-cleared carbon monoxide breathalyzer, human coaching and pharmacotherapy...
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State Highlights: New Progressive Use-Of-Force Policy In Camden, N.J., Aims To Reduce Police Shootings; N.Y. Medical Ethicists Cite Invasion Of Privacy In Releasing Info On Fetus Burials

Aug 23, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Media outlets report on news from New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Florida, Colorado, Wisconsin, Louisiana, California, Texas, District of Columbia, Georgia, Missouri and...
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Providing on-demand ride services to seniors improves access to care, reduces social isolation

Aug 22, 2019 dave.muoio@himssmedia.com (Dave Muoio), Mobile Health News
A recent independent study found that Lyft's platform was very well received by older patients with chronic...
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Aging Narrows Gender Gap in Flu Vaccine Response

Aug 22, 2019 , WebMD
Here's some bad news for older women during flu season: Aging reduces the stronger immune response that women typically have to vaccination, a new study...
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Good Sleep Plus Limits on Screen Time Help With Impulse Control

Aug 20, 2019 , RxList
Adequate sleep paired with limits on screen time helps reduce impulsivity in children, a study...
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Strict Insurance Policies Reduce Access to Life-Saving Cholesterol Drugs

Aug 17, 2019 , CardioSmart
Most patients never get the PCSK9 inhibitors they’re prescribed, putting patients at increased risk for heart events....
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New Drugs Cured 2 Ebola Patients: Doctors

Aug 14, 2019 , WebMD
Earlier this week, preliminary results from two trials in Congo suggested that the two drugs significantly reduced the risk of death from...
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Louisiana Residents Can Go Online To Get Immunization Records As Part Of HHS-Backed Pilot Program

Aug 13, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
“This program will serve as a way to improve immunization rates throughout the state, reduce the administrative burden of immunization records requests for health care providers and empower patients to take greater control over their health,” said Dr. Alex Billioux, assistant secretary of the Office of Public Health. News on immunizations comes from Texas and Kansas, as well....
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Diabetes risk tied to common chemicals, curbed by healthy habits

Aug 09, 2019 , Reuters
Chemicals in everything from food wrappers to clothing and furniture are associated with an increased risk of diabetes, but much of this added risk is reduced with good eating and exercise habits, a study suggests....
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FDA panel backs Gilead's HIV prevention drug Descovy, except in women

Aug 08, 2019 , Reuters
An FDA advisory panel on Wednesday voted in favor of Gilead Sciences Inc's combination drug to reduce the risk of sexually acquired HIV infection in men and transgender women who have sex with men....
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Flurry Of States Passed Red Flag Laws, But There’s Little Research On Their Impact At Reducing Gun Violence

Aug 07, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
President Donald Trump and other lawmakers are boosting the idea of red flag laws, which allow loved ones and law enforcement to take guns away from someone they suspect may hurt themselves or others. Although there's strong evidence that they reduce suicides, beyond that little research has been done on such protection orders' effectiveness. Furthermore, psychology experts say a significant number of mass shooters are in their late teens to early 20s, when signs of severe mental illness may...
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New York Times: Keep Your Hands Off My Smoked Salmon

Aug 06, 2019 , Forbes
The NY Times reported last week that smoked salmon might be as big a risk for colon cancer as processed meats like hot dogs, bacon, and salami. I dug into the research behind the claim, and discovered that the opposite is true: fish, including smoked fish, reduces the risk of...
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Roche says test showed Tecentriq helped vs bladder cancer

Aug 06, 2019 , Reuters
Roche Holding said its Tecentriq drug combined with platinum-based chemotherapy reduced the risk of the disease worsening or death in patients with advanced bladder cancer, the Swiss pharma company said on Monday....
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Drugs And Blockchains

Aug 06, 2019 , Forbes
Prescription drugs are dangerous and coordination is required to reduce harm. With much potential for misuse and error, can distributed ledger technology make medicines...
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‘A Lot Of Promise’: DeepMind Algorithm Detects Serious Kidney Condition In Minutes, But Miss Rate Is High

Aug 02, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Acute kidney injury is caused by serious health conditions, including sepsis, and affects one in five people admitted to hospital. Quick diagnosis can save lives. While the machine learning system can reduce the time between when the condition is diagnosed and treatment begins within hours, researchers say it was far from perfect and more testing needs to be done....
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'Kangaroo Care' Reduces Pain From Needle Pricks In Preterm Infants Across Hospital Admission

Aug 02, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
For preterm infants in the newborn intensive care unit (NICU), skin-to-skin contact with the mother – sometimes called "kangaroo care"– reduces pain from repeated painful procedures, reports a study in PAIN®, the official publication of the International Association for the Study of Pain(IASP). The ......
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Senate Committee Approves Plan to Alter Medicare Drug Pay

Jul 30, 2019 , RxList
An influential Senate panel on Thursday approved a package of legislative proposals seen as likely to reduce spending on medicines by as much as $100 billion over a decade. However, it may increase the risk for physician practices to be "underwater" when providing certain...
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WHO says e-cigarettes, 'smoke-free' products do not help reduce cancer

Jul 27, 2019 , Reuters
Electronic cigarettes and heated tobacco products are not helping fight cancer, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, urging smokers and governments not to trust claims from cigarette firms about their latest products....
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Plant-Based Diet Helps Keep Diabetes at Bay

Jul 26, 2019 , WebMD
People who ate a mostly plant-based diet reduced their risk of diabetes by 23%, the study...
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In Roundup case, U.S. judge cuts $2 billion verdict against Bayer to $86 million

Jul 26, 2019 , Reuters
A California judge on Thursday reduced a $2 billion jury verdict, slashing the award for a couple who blamed Bayer AG's glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup for their cancer to $86.7 million....
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