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Amarin's Vascepa cuts occurrence of serious heart problems 30 percent: study

Mar 19, 2019 , Reuters
A high dose of Amarin Corp's Omega-3 drug Vascepa significantly reduced the occurrence of first and subsequent heart attacks, strokes and other serious heart problems in high-risk patients already taking cholesterol medication by even more than initially reported, according to data presented on Monday....
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Rx Fish Oil Cuts Heart Dangers in Statin Takers

Mar 19, 2019 , WebMD
The study suggests that the prescription fish oil pill, not to be confused with over-the-counter supplements, reduces the lifetime risk of dying from heart disease; having a non-fatal heart attack or stroke; or needing heart surgery or hospitalization for a heart...
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Cardiac Procedure Reduces Risk Of Dementia In Patients With A-Fib And Carotid Artery Disease Better Than Medications

Mar 19, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Even though many medical practitioners may opt not to perform procedures on higher-risk patients, new research finds that it may be a good idea for those who suffer from both atrial fibrillation and heart disease. In a new study from the Intermountain Healthcare Heart Institute in Salt Lake City, r......
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Light physical activity tied to lower heart disease risk in senior women

Mar 19, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Senior women may be able to reduce their risk of developing heart disease by increasing the number of hours they spend in low intensity activities, such as walking and gardening, a new study suggests....
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40% of people with HIV transmit most new infections in the US, a new analysis says. Here's the plan to stop the spread

Mar 19, 2019 , CNN Health
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Monday detailed its new initiative to reduce new human immunodeficiency virus infections in the United States by at least 90% over 10 years....
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The Robots That Dementia Caregivers Want: Robots For Joy, Robots For Sorrow

Mar 19, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Caregivers design robots that increase joyful moments and reduce emotional stress Building robots that can help people with dementia has been a longtime goal for roboticists. Yet until now, no one has sought to survey informal caregivers, such as family members, about what characteristics and roles......
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Blue Shield Of California Helps Reduce Opioid Use Among Its Members By 56 Percent

Mar 19, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Blue Shield of California's Narcotic Safety Initiative results show a 56% reduction in overall opioid use by members with chronic, non-cancer pain compared to 2014, exceeding the nonprofit health plan's year-end 2018 goal by 6 percentage points. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 4......
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These tech companies aim to cure pain without pills

Mar 17, 2019 , CNBC Health
Companies such as Bioness, Cefaly and Sana are developing technology to reduce pain -- and the need for addictive...
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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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Insurers, Policymakers Target ED Use Reduction

Mar 15, 2019 , Healthcare Business News
March 13—Insurance executives and governors are taking new steps to reduce inappropriate use of emergency departments by plan enrollees....
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Using 3D Models To Reduce Side Effects Of Radiotherapy

Mar 14, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
The debilitating side effects of radiotherapy could soon be a thing of the past thanks to a breakthrough by University of South Australia (UniSA) and Harvard University researchers. UniSA biomedical engineer Professor Benjamin Thierry is leading an international study using organ-on-a-chip technol......
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Public-Option Bill Cuts $774 Billion in Hospital Revenue: Report

Mar 14, 2019 , Healthcare Business News
March 12—High-profile legislation that would launch a Medicare-based public option to compete against private insurers would slash national healthcare spending—primarily through reduced hospital pay, according to a new analysis....
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Micardis vs. Prinivil, Qbrelis, Zestoretic, and Zestril

Mar 14, 2019 , RxList
Micardis (telmisartan) and Prinivil, Qbrelis, Zestoretic, and Zestril (lisinopril) are used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Micardis and Prinivil, Qbrelis, Zestoretic, and Zestril also used to reduce the risk of stroke, heart attack, or death from heart problems in people who are at least 55 years old with risk factors for serious heart disorders....
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Smoking Doubles Risk for Sudden Unexplained Infant Death

Mar 13, 2019 , RxList
Infants born to women who smoked even one cigarette per day during pregnancy had more than twice the risk for sudden unexpected infant death (SUID) compared with those whose mothers did not smoke, and that risk increased with each cigarette, a large study found. The risk fell when women reduced or quit...
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Rite Aid restructures, changes leadership

Mar 13, 2019 , Drug Store News - Retail
The retailer is undertaking efforts to reduce managerial layers and consolidate roles that it said would result in the elimination of 400 full-time roles — roughly 20% of the corporate positions at its headquarters and in its field operations. Read More...
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Kids' Concussion Recovery Like Snakes And Ladders Game

Mar 13, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
New guidelines that reduce the amount of rest required for children recovering from a concussion have been developed by CanChild, a McMaster University research institute. “For children, recovering from a concussion is like a snakes and ladders game, as there are times where they may have rapid imp......
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Congress Weighs Actions to Curb Hospital M&A

Mar 12, 2019 , Healthcare Business News
March 8—Congress is discussing a variety of ways to reduce mergers and acquisitions (M&A) among providers, including allowing more enforcement against not-for-profit entities, increasing funding of enforcement agencies, and eliminating payment...
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Even Later-Life Exercise Reduces Mortality

Mar 12, 2019 , eMedicine Health
Even Later-Life Exercise Reduces...
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Even Later-Life Exercise Reduces Mortality

Mar 12, 2019 , RxList
Regular exercise reduces the risk of death even when started in middle age, according to a study that uses a life-course analysis to measure the link between mortality and leisure time physical activity (LTPA). The results also show an association between LTPA and cause-specific mortality for the two leading causes of death, cardiovascular disease (CVD) and...
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Trump proposes e-cigarette user fee to combat youth usage

Mar 12, 2019 , Reuters
U.S. President Donald Trump is proposing adding a user fee to e-cigarettes to fund FDA oversight of new tobacco and nicotine products as part of an effort to reduce use by teenagers, according to his budget proposal released on Monday....
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