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Inside a Massive, Successful Effort to Stop Prescribing So Many Opioids - Mother Jones

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 09:35

Mother Jones

Inside a Massive, Successful Effort to Stop Prescribing So Many Opioids
Mother Jones
In 2013, leaders at Partnership HealthPlan, the main public insurance provider for Medi-Cal patients in rural Northern California, discovered an alarming trend: Many counties where Partnership operated had among the highest rates of opioid prescribing ...
Beth Darnall receives funding to test pain management strategiesStanford Medical Center Report
Living with chronic painABC Local

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Teen Wants A Tattoo? Pediatricians Say Here's How To Do It Safely - NPR

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 09:04

NPR

Teen Wants A Tattoo? Pediatricians Say Here's How To Do It Safely
NPR
Body Electric tattoo and piercing studio on trendy Melrose Avenue in Hollywood has seen tattoos and piercings go mainstream. Courtesy of Body Electric Tattoo hide caption. toggle caption. Courtesy of Body Electric Tattoo. Body Electric tattoo and ...
American Academy of Pediatrics announces its first recommendations on tattoos, piercingsMedical Xpress
Today's Top Medical News - September 18, 2017OzarksFirst.com
Tattoos, piercings move into mainstream but may carry medical, other risksAAP News

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Any lice with that salmon? Parasite plagues global industry - Washington Post

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 05:13

Washington Post

Any lice with that salmon? Parasite plagues global industry
Washington Post
ST. ANDREWS, New Brunswick — Salmon have a lousy problem, and the race to solve it is spanning the globe. A surge of parasitic sea lice is disrupting salmon farms around the world. The tiny lice attach themselves to salmon and feed on them, killing or ...
Parasitic Sea Lice Disrupting Salmon FarmsHartford City News Times

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Any lice with that salmon? Parasite plagues global industry - Daily Mail

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 05:08

Daily Mail

Any lice with that salmon? Parasite plagues global industry
Daily Mail
ST. ANDREWS, New Brunswick (AP) - Salmon have a lousy problem, and the race to solve it is spanning the globe. A surge of parasitic sea lice is disrupting salmon farms around the world. The lice attach themselves to salmon and feed on them, rendering ...

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Have you got the wrong impression about schizophrenia? - BBC News

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 02:45

BBC News

Have you got the wrong impression about schizophrenia?
BBC News
Schizophrenia does not mean you have a split personality or automatically become violent, a mental health charity has warned. Rethink Mental Illness said a survey of 1,500 people showed that the condition is widely misunderstood. Schizophrenia commonly ...
This Is What It's Like To Hear Voices When You Have SchizophreniaHuffPost UK

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'Kinder treatments in pipeline' for child brain cancer - BBC News

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 02:43

BBC News

'Kinder treatments in pipeline' for child brain cancer
BBC News
Researchers have found there are seven types of the most common malignant child brain cancer - paving the way for more precise, "kinder" treatments. Medulloblastoma affects about 70 to 80 children a year in the UK and requires intensive treatment ...
Australian scientists pioneer 'game-changing' trial to combat childhood cancersSBS
Zero Childhood Cancer program launched to help kids with aggressive cancersThe Sydney Morning Herald
Research aims to take guesswork out of treating childhood cancerABC Online
Herald Sun -The Australian -WXXI News -CBC.ca
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VDH encourages everyone, especially health care workers, to receive flu shots - Richmond.com

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 02:38

Richmond.com

VDH encourages everyone, especially health care workers, to receive flu shots
Richmond.com
Though it is only September, public health officials have started making the call for everyone to receive their flu shots, especially health care workers who visit patients vulnerable to the flu, sometimes every day. Last week, the Virginia Department ...
You can get your annual flu shot at these public events in Southern Utah and Mesquite, NevadaSt George News
County health department to offer flu shots Oct. 2The Lawton Constitution
CDC, health department recommends getting flu shot nowWTVM
Pueblo Chieftain -CBS Baltimore / WJZ -Merrillfotonews -Hopkinsville Kentucky New Era
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Amid Opioid Crisis, Insurers Restrict Pricey, Less Addictive Painkillers - ProPublica

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 23:00

ProPublica

Amid Opioid Crisis, Insurers Restrict Pricey, Less Addictive Painkillers
ProPublica
Drug companies and doctors have been accused of fueling the opioid crisis, but some question whether insurers have played a role, too. by Katie Thomas, The New York Times and Charles Ornstein, ProPublica. Sept. 17, 7 p.m. EDT. Alisa Erkes, who has ...
Despite Epidemic, Insurers Restrict Non-Opioid DrugsOZY

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Amid Opioid Crisis, Insurers Restrict Pricey, Less Addictive Painkillers - ProPublica

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 23:00

ProPublica

Amid Opioid Crisis, Insurers Restrict Pricey, Less Addictive Painkillers
ProPublica
Drug companies and doctors have been accused of fueling the opioid crisis, but some question whether insurers have played a role, too. by Katie Thomas, The New York Times and Charles Ornstein, ProPublica. Sept. 17, 7 p.m. EDT. Alisa Erkes, who has ...

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New South Bend-area VA clinic set for opening - Fort Worth Star Telegram

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 20:51

New South Bend-area VA clinic set for opening
Fort Worth Star Telegram
A new Veterans Affairs Clinic for the South Bend area is set to start serving its first patients. The $38 million clinic in Mishawaka (mish-ah-WAH'-kuh) is opening Monday after almost two years of construction. Officials say the new clinic will offer ...

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AI can detect Alzheimer's 10 years before symptoms show up - Engadget

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 20:02

Engadget

AI can detect Alzheimer's 10 years before symptoms show up
Engadget
Various researchers around the globe are developing ways to detect Alzheimer's as early as possible. After all, early detection gives people the power seek treatment that can slow down the condition's effects, as well as enough time to get their legal ...
New AI system can predict Alzheimers 10 years in advanceIndia Today

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Neil deGrasse Tyson: Maybe 'too late' to recover from climate change - WSYR

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 19:42

WSYR

Neil deGrasse Tyson: Maybe 'too late' to recover from climate change
WSYR
(CNN) - Scientist and astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson said Sunday that, in the wake of devastating floods and damage caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, climate change had become so severe that the country "might not be able to recover.".

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Bilateral Brain Communication Increases To Compensate For Aging - ReliaWire

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 19:03

ReliaWire

Bilateral Brain Communication Increases To Compensate For Aging
ReliaWire
More communication between distant brain regions helps older adults compensate for the negative aspects of aging, according to a new study from Duke University. The finding suggests that greater bilaterality in the prefrontal cortex might be the result ...
Right Brain and Left Brain Share Duties On "As Needed" BasisPsychology Today (blog)
Research Shows Communication Between Both Halves of the Brain Increases With AgeFuturism

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Warm Waters off West Coast Has Lingering Effects for Salmon - U.S. News & World Report

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 17:05

Warm Waters off West Coast Has Lingering Effects for Salmon
U.S. News & World Report
The mass of warm water known as "the blob" that heated up the North Pacific Ocean has dissipated, but scientists are still seeing the domino-effect it is having on Northwest salmon and steelhead. Sept. 17, 2017, at 1:26 p.m.. Warm Waters off West Coast ...

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Louisiana's share of EpiPen overbilling settlement is $6.9M - Tri-City Herald

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 14:52

Louisiana's share of EpiPen overbilling settlement is $6.9M
Tri-City Herald
Attorney General Jeff Landry announced the state's share of the $465 million federal agreement completed in August that settled allegations it overbilled Medicaid programs for its emergency allergy injectors for nearly a decade. Landry called it ...

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Research investigates hormonal links between cancers - The Australian

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 14:02

The Australian

Research investigates hormonal links between cancers
The Australian
They are cancers in competition: one a killer of women in their prime, the other a silent stalker of greying men. Breast cancer survival rates have soared, thanks to a research blitzkrieg fuelled by public relations extravaganzas and a powerful women's ...
Northwich MP backs 'wear it pink' breast cancer fundraiserNorthwich Guardian
Breast Cancer Awareness and MarchTAPinto.net

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Pharmacist in deadly meningitis outbreak heading to trial - San Francisco Chronicle

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 13:47

San Francisco Chronicle

Pharmacist in deadly meningitis outbreak heading to trial
San Francisco Chronicle
FILE - In this Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, file photo the former supervisory pharmacist for the New England Compounding Center, Glenn Chin, left, leaves the federal courthouse in Boston with his attorney Stephen Weymouth after a hearing to announce ...

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Pharmacist in deadly meningitis outbreak heading to trial - Washington Post

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 13:38

Washington Post

Pharmacist in deadly meningitis outbreak heading to trial
Washington Post
BOSTON — After watching his mother die from meningitis in a nationwide outbreak caused by contaminated steroids, Scott Shaw is determined to make sure something like that never happens again. A stiff punishment for the Massachusetts pharmacist Shaw ...

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Pharmacist in deadly meningitis outbreak heading to trial - ABC News

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 13:36

Washington Post

Pharmacist in deadly meningitis outbreak heading to trial
ABC News
FILE - In this Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, file photo the former supervisory pharmacist for the New England Compounding Center, Glenn Chin, left, leaves the federal courthouse in Boston with his attorney Stephen Weymouth after a hearing to announce ...
2nd meningitis outbreak trial set to beginThe Detroit News

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Should people without depression take medication to prevent it? - Washington Post

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 13:01

Washington Post

Should people without depression take medication to prevent it?
Washington Post
If you were at risk for developing depression, would you take a pill to prevent it? For years, physicians have prescribed antidepressants to treat people grappling with depression. Some people can benefit from taking these medications during an acute ...
More people turning to medication to treat depression9news.com.au

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