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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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Women Who Have Children More At Risk For Breast Cancer For 23 Years, But Then It Flips And Becomes Protective

Dec 12, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Experts say that women should not worry overall, though, and that the risk is small. Meanwhile, a study found that the current guidelines for genetic testing of breast cancer patients is out of...
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With Diabetes, Must You Fast for Blood Tests?

Dec 12, 2018 , WebMD
New research shows that up to 22 percent of people with diabetes who fasted for lab tests had a low blood sugar episode (hypoglycemia) while waiting for the...
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FoodMarble AIRE, a D2C device to test for food intolerances, now on sale

Dec 12, 2018 jonah.comstock@mobihealthnews.com (Jonah Comstock), Mobile Health News
The $159 device works on the same principle as an oft-performed GI lab...
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Proposed ‘Public Charge’ Policy Would Have ‘Deleterious Impact’ On Dallas’ Economy And Public Health, Mayor Says

Dec 12, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The city is the latest to take a stand against the Trump administration's proposed policy that would penalize legal immigrants who are seeking green cards for accepting government aid such as Medicaid. Meanwhile, Democratic lawmakers at the national level are coming out against the proposal....
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Olympus unit pleads guilty to resolve U.S. duodenoscope probe

Dec 11, 2018 , Reuters
An Olympus Corp subsidiary pleaded guilty on Monday and agreed to pay $85 million to resolve charges that it failed to file reports with U.S. regulators regarding infections connected to its duodenoscopes while continuing to sell the medical devices used to view the gastrointestinal tract....
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This Company’s Souped Up Hospital Bed Includes Sensors To Monitor Patients’ Vitals

Dec 11, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The latest-generation bed's sensors could also detect movement that would alert providers if the patient was falling out. The transformation of a low-tech medical staple reflects how much the hospital is undergoing a digital...
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Breast cancer testing guidelines out of date, missing genetic screening

Dec 11, 2018 , CNN Health
The current guidelines for genetic testing of breast cancer patients limit the number of women who can get tested. Because of these restrictions, these tests miss as many patients with hereditary cancers as they find, according to a study published Monday in the Journal of Clinical Oncology....
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Many diabetics needlessly test blood sugar at home

Dec 11, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - - One in seven people with type 2 diabetes may be needlessly testing their blood sugar at home several times a day, a U.S. study suggests....
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Scientists to test tailor-made vaccine tech to fight epidemics

Dec 10, 2018 , Reuters
A global coalition set up to fight disease epidemics is investing up to $8.4 million to develop a synthetic vaccine system that could be tailor-made to fight multiple pathogens such as flu, Ebola, Marburg and Rabies....
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Healthcare made the most U.S. hires in November

Dec 08, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The U.S. healthcare industry made more hires than any other sector in November, according to the latest federal government jobs...
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One Million Mosquitoes And 500,000 Tests Later, New Buzz About A Malaria Prevention Drug

Dec 08, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Most malaria drugs are designed to reduce symptoms after infection. They work by blocking replication of the disease-causing parasites in human blood, but they don’t prevent infection or transmission via mosquitoes. What’s worse, the malaria parasite is developing resistance to existing drugs. “In ......
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Heart Patients Reduce Bleeding Risk With Drug Combination

Dec 08, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Cardiovascular patients at risk for gastrointestinal bleeding from taking oral anticoagulants like warfarin reduce that risk by 34% when taking a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) in combination, according to a Vanderbilt University Medical Center study published in JAMA. Oral anticoagulants, which pre......
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Child-Friendly Prison Visits Help Moms In Washington Stay Connected, Reduce Trauma Of Separation

Dec 08, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
States are experimenting with programs that allow low-risk, incarcerated mothers to spend quality time with their children. Women are the fastest-growing prison population and states have varying policies on how often they can see their children. Prison news comes out of Washington, New York, Oklahoma, Missouri and...
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New Chlamydia Test Offers Rapid Results

Dec 07, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: New Chlamydia Test Offers Rapid ResultsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/5/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/5/2018 12:00:00...
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Obamacare enrollment sinks 11% — historically low unemployment is at least partly to blame

Dec 07, 2018 , CNBC Health
The tightest U.S. labor market in nearly 50 years could be another contributor to the steep drop in Obamacare sign-ups in some states, as more Americans get health insurance as a benefit from their...
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Nurse Fired for Refusing Flu Shot, Protestors Say

Dec 07, 2018 , eMedicine Health
Nurse Fired for Refusing Flu Shot, Protestors...
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Rapid Test for Cancer Developed by Researchers

Dec 07, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Rapid Test for Cancer Developed by ResearchersCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/5/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/5/2018 12:00:00...
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Ark launches stomach cancer blood test for early stage stomach cancer detection

Dec 07, 2018 , Mobile Health News
Ark, a Singapore-based medtech enterprise focused on early cancer detection, has raised a record US$40 million in Series A funding. Ark’s vision is “a world without late-stage cancer” and its mission is to eliminate late-stage cancer related death by 2048 through the introduction of accurate, affordable, and actionable cancer detection...
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Nurse Fired for Refusing Flu Shot, Protestors Say

Dec 07, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Nurse Fired for Refusing Flu Shot, Protestors SayCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/5/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/5/2018 12:00:00...
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