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California To Allow Patients To Get HIV Prevention Pills Without Having To Get Doctor’s Prescription

Oct 09, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Supporters of the legislation say PrEP significantly reduces the risk of infection, but only if started within 72 hours of exposure to the virus. Not everyone can get to a doctor within that time frame, they say. The California Medical Association was initially opposed to the legislation but became neutral on it after it was amended to limit the number of PrEP pills patients can get without a physician’s note to 60...
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Bill Would Limit Nicotine in E-Cigarette Products

Oct 09, 2019 , WebMD
Currently, there is no national limit in the U.S., and some brands have nicotine levels several times higher than 20 milligrams per...
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How Long Is It Safe To Play Football? CTE Risk, Severity Increases With Years Played, Study Shows

Oct 09, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The study in the Annals of Neurology reported athletes who played more than 14.5 years were 10 times more likely to develop the brain-wasting disease, though several players with careers 15 years or longer were found not to have CTE. Public health news looks at a possible virus behind a rare disease paralyzing children, eye exams aided by smartphones, the toll chronic stress plays on blood sugar levels, unsafe sleeping positions while pregnant, a popular video game's impact on children's...
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German grocer Lidl will offer medical benefits to all part-time US employees

Oct 09, 2019 , CNBC Health
Retailers from Kroger to Walmart have been tackling one of their expenses, health-care costs, in different...
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Dexcom G6 Pro CGM gets FDA nod

Oct 09, 2019 laura.lovett@himssmedia.com (Laura Lovett), Mobile Health News
The technology includes one-time use sensors and can switch between blind and unblinded...
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Viewpoints: Way Past Time To Fund Research On Gun Violence; Is It Time To Admit That The Approach To Cancer Is Misguided For The Most Part?

Oct 08, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Opinion writers weigh in on these health topics and others....
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Health Officials Urge Americans To Get Flu Vaccines ‘Right Now’ After Australia Experiences Early, Serious Outbreak

Oct 08, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
In 2017, an American outbreak in which 79,000 people died followed Australia's worst outbreak in 20 years. The same strain might dominate this year. In other public health news: brain stimulation for severe depression, a problem with the new meat guidelines, disaster-response systems, childhood academic struggles, living with disabilities on YouTube, dangers of clean eating, relief migraines, managing screen time, taking "verbal autopsies," and...
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Flu season is here and now is the time to get a flu shot

Oct 08, 2019 , CNN Health
The aches, the sneezing, the sore throat, the exhaustion -- flu season is here and you want to be prepared....
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This company just grew meat in space for the first time

Oct 08, 2019 , CNN Health
Aleph Farms, an Israeli company that engineers beef steaks, announced Monday it had successfully grown meat in space for the first time....
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Can Grindr Screen Time Be Used To Reduce HIV Risk?

Oct 06, 2019 , Forbes
An interesting new study from the University of California San Diego (UCSD) reported at #IDWeek2019 today used “on-screen” time with Grindr to correlate with risky sexual behavior and substance...
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Mind-Controlled 'Exoskeleton' Restores Movement to Totally Paralyzed Man

Oct 05, 2019 , WebMD
For the first time, a quadriplegic patient was able to walk and control both arms using this neuro-prosthetic, which records, transmits and decodes brain signals in real time to control an...
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Touch-button survey points to frustration among ER workers

Oct 05, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - A pilot study aimed at gauging the real-time mood in busy emergency rooms suggests doctors and nurses often feel strained as the number of waiting patients rises....
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Scientists find toxic fungus near Australia's Great Barrier Reef

Oct 04, 2019 , Reuters
A highly poisonous fungus, with toxins that can be absorbed through the skin, has been identified for the first time in the rain forest near the Great Barrier Reef, Australian scientists said on Thursday....
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It May Be Time For Standard Breast Cancer Treatment To Change

Oct 04, 2019 , Forbes
New trial suggests that doctor's shouldn't wait to add targeted therapy drugs to standard breast cancer treatment....
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N.Y.’s Increase In Medicaid Payments To Hospitals Came After Industry Made Donation To Democrats

Oct 04, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The New York Times reports that the hospital association donated more than $1 million to the state Democratic Party last year and shortly afterward the Cuomo administration quietly approved an increase in reimbursement rates for the first time since 2008. In other state Medicaid news, a former Republican official in Oklahoma changes his views on expanding the program, Tennessee residents raise questions about changes planned there and New Hampshire officials seek to avert problems on school...
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The Rise of the Deep: Eric Topol’s Deep Medicine To Stand The Test Of Time

Oct 04, 2019 , Forbes
Deep Medicine not only provides a helicopter view of AI for drug discovery and development but goes further into the limitations, regulatory and ethical considerations. It talks about many aspects that go beyond the capabilities of state-of-art AI, such as compassion and empathy....
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Secret shoppers find telemedicine dispenses birth control appropriately

Oct 04, 2019 laura.lovett@himssmedia.com (Laura Lovett), Mobile Health News
Researchers found that 93% of the time, telemedicine visits adhered to CDC guidelines regarding birth...
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FDA Asks Drugmakers To Conduct Their Own Tests Of Heartburn Drug Zantac For Carcinogen, While Walmart Joins In Pulling Drug From Shelves

Oct 04, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The FDA is challenging how the test was conducted that showed unsafe levels of a carcinogen, but in the meantime, Walmart has joined other major drug retailers no longer selling the...
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Walmart To Measure Doctor Quality In Local Markets

Oct 03, 2019 , Forbes
Walmart is rolling out an effort to measure the quality of community doctors who treat tens of thousands of its employees in the retailer’s latest effort to make sure its workers get the right care, in the right place and at the right...
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Experiencing Climate Change: People Worry For Their Children, Grieve For Glaciers, Get Motivated To Help

Oct 03, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
KQED News reached out to listeners on Twitter to ask them how they were dealing with climate news. One person tweeted “It's an ever-present anxiety that grows and recedes but never leaves. Sometimes it's a dull ache that gnaws at the present moment, and sometimes it's acute and all-consuming.” Public health news is on the downside of hysterectomies, physical fitness benefits for young adults, meat's comeback, and a potential cure for sepsis, as...
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