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Medical guidelines may mean millions miss out on life-saving drugs - Reuters

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 19:48

CNN

Medical guidelines may mean millions miss out on life-saving drugs
Reuters
(Reuters Health) - More than nine million people may miss out on cholesterol-lowering drugs that prevent heart attacks and strokes if doctors choose one set of medical guidelines over another, according to a new study. That's because the government ...
Conflicting Statin Guidelines Leave Millions in 'Gray Zone'Philly.com
Should you take statins? Two guidelines offer different answersKVIA El Paso
Predict A Heart Attack Before Your Doctor CanKomando
Science Magazine
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Here's how Long Beach area hospitals scored on Leapfrog's latest report card - Long Beach Press Telegram

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 18:51

Long Beach Press Telegram

Here's how Long Beach area hospitals scored on Leapfrog's latest report card
Long Beach Press Telegram
Long Beach Memorial Medical Center in Long Beach received a B grade on Leapfrog's latest report card. File photo. Nearly half of California hospitals received a grade of C or lower for patient safety on a national report card aimed at prodding medical ...
San Ramon Hospital Receives "B" in Hospital Safety Grade: ReportPatch.com

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Secret Data On Hospital Inspections May Soon Become Public - NPR

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 17:19

NPR

Secret Data On Hospital Inspections May Soon Become Public
NPR
The public could soon get a look at confidential reports about errors, mishaps and mix-ups in the nation's hospitals that put patients' health and safety at risk, under a groundbreaking proposal from federal health officials. The Centers for Medicare ...
2017-04-14 - Centers for Medicare & Medicaid ServicesCMS

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Medical examiner: 2 more recent deaths related to carfentanil, known as elephant tranquilizer - fox6now.com

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 16:22

fox6now.com

Medical examiner: 2 more recent deaths related to carfentanil, known as elephant tranquilizer
fox6now.com
MILWAUKEE -- The problems keep growing, changing and seemingly getting worse. On Monday, April 17th FOX6 News told you about the first death in Milwaukee County involving carfentanil -- a potent compound found in large animal tranquilizers. Officials ...

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Salt makes you hungry, not thirsty, study says - New York Daily News

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 16:06

New York Daily News

Salt makes you hungry, not thirsty, study says
New York Daily News
Answering the age-old question of why you can't have just one chip, a new study shows that salty snacks don't make you thirsty at all. Instead, they stimulate appetite. An international group of researchers simulated a mission to Mars and put the ...
Salt makes you want to drink less and eat more, Mars simulation study findsNews Talk 770 Calgary
Salty diet reduces thirst, increases hungerYahoo News
Salty diet makes you hungry, not thirstyThe Tribune

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Researchers use frog mucus to fight the flu - CNN

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 16:02

CNN

Researchers use frog mucus to fight the flu
CNN
(CNN) Finding ways to fight the flu just got a tad more ribbeting -- that is, if you ask some researchers who have turned their attention to frogs. A new study suggests that mucus from the skin of certain frogs can be harnessed to obliterate flu ...
Frog Slime Could Prevent the Next PandemicGizmodo
Killing flu viruses with help from a frog Cell PressEurekAlert (press release)
Skin mucus of South Indian frog kills flu virusUPI.com
The Verge -Philly.com -Mirror.co.uk -UPROXX
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Does Taking Antidepressants During Pregnancy Cause Autism? - TIME

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 15:24

TIME

Does Taking Antidepressants During Pregnancy Cause Autism?
TIME
Pregnant women who have depression face a difficult decision when it comes to using antidepressants to treat their symptoms. On one hand, treating depression is critical for the mother's wellbeing, and that translates to the baby's health, as well. But ...
No Clear Link Between Mom's Antidepressant Use, AutismMedPage Today
Studies Question Link Between Mom's Antidepressant Use, Autism in KidsHealthDay
In utero antidepressant exposure does not increase autism riskHealio
Washington Times -Medical Xpress -Newswise (press release) -Newsmax
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Should you take statins? Two guidelines offer different answers - CNN

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 15:02

CNN

Should you take statins? Two guidelines offer different answers
CNN
(CNN) When it comes to using statins to prevent a first heart attack or stroke, one leading US guideline recommends the drugs to 9 million more people than the other, according to a study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Conflicting Statin Guidelines Leave Millions in 'Gray Zone'Philly.com
USPSTF guidelines on statin therapy results in fewer referralsHealio
USPSTF Medical Guidelines May Lead To Fewer Number Of Statin Users: StudyTech Times
Medical Xpress
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Schools should start later to prevent accidents, depression, scientists say - USA TODAY

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 13:25

USA TODAY

Schools should start later to prevent accidents, depression, scientists say
USA TODAY
Teenagers' school days shouldn't begin before 8:30 a.m., says American Academy of Sleep Medicine, linking early start times to car accidents, depression and poor academic performance. In a position statement published Saturday in the Journal of ...
Early School Starts Pit Teens in Conflict Between Society, BiologySleep Review

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VA tests partnership with CVS to reduce veterans' wait times - ABC News

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 13:19

VA tests partnership with CVS to reduce veterans' wait times
ABC News
Some ailing veterans can now use their federal health care benefits at CVS "MinuteClinics" to treat minor illnesses and injuries, under a pilot program announced Tuesday by the Department of Veterans Affairs. The new program, currently limited to the ...

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Medical examiner: First carfentanil death in Wisconsin - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 12:05

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Medical examiner: First carfentanil death in Wisconsin
Minneapolis Star Tribune
MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office says a highly potent opioid has killed a man in Milwaukee — the first death attributed to carfentanil in Wisconsin. Experts say the drug is 100 times more powerful than fentanyl, which itself ...
Medical Examiner: 72 overdose deaths so far this year in Milwaukee County, 57 were opiate-relatedfox6now.com

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The 50 countries with with the lowest diabetes rates - STLtoday.com

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 11:03

STLtoday.com

The 50 countries with with the lowest diabetes rates
STLtoday.com
In the U.S., diabetes is an extremely common disorder. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 29 million Americans, or 9.3 percent, have either Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. Whether it's genetic or a result of a poor diet with ...
Type 1, type 2 diabetes incidence rising in minority youthsHealio
Type 2 diabetes rates increasing among young people, minoritiesWashington Times
10 Year Study Shows Steady Increase in Type 1, 2 Diabetes in US YouthBioscience Technology
Tech Times -Reader's Digest
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Children's Health Hosts Celebration of Life Event - D Healthcare Daily

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 10:54

D Healthcare Daily

Children's Health Hosts Celebration of Life Event
D Healthcare Daily
Children's Health recently hosted its inaugural Celebration of Life event at the Moore Auditorium on its Dallas campus. The event was created to increase awareness of April's Donate Life month while honoring families who made the decision to donate ...
SHOCKING: Less than 0.2% of SA are organ donorsHealth24
Over 3000 Alabamians are in need of a life saving organ transplantWTVY, Dothan
Become and organ donor and be a lifesaver for up to eight peopleAlbuquerque Journal

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Nonprofit Working To Block Drug Imports Has Ties To Pharma Lobby - NPR

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 09:00

NPR

Nonprofit Working To Block Drug Imports Has Ties To Pharma Lobby
NPR
A nonprofit organization that has orchestrated a wide-reaching campaign against foreign drug imports has deep ties to the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, or PhRMA, the powerful lobbying group that includes Eli Lilly, Pfizer and ...

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In Portugal, Drug Use Is Treated As A Medical Issue, Not A Crime - NPR

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 08:55

NPR

In Portugal, Drug Use Is Treated As A Medical Issue, Not A Crime
NPR
Gandelina Damião, 78, is permanently hunched, carrying her sorrow. She lost three children to heroin in the 1990s. A quarter century ago, her cobblestone lane, up a grassy hill from Lisbon's Tagus River, was littered with syringes. She recalls having ...

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Could Eye Drops Help You Recover from Jet Lag Someday? - Live Science

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 06:12

Live Science

Could Eye Drops Help You Recover from Jet Lag Someday?
Live Science
The biological clock is located deep in the brain, but it may be possible to reset it by targeting certain cells in a person's eyes, a new study finds. The new findings may lead to the development of eye drops that could be used to help people adjust ...
Group of Eye Cells Could be Target of Future Jet Lag TherapiesLaboratory Equipment
Jet lag cure: Could eye drops ease symptoms when travelling long haul?The Independent
Eye drops for jet lag? New study provides first stepNew Atlas

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More Screen Time May Mean Less Sleep For Children - My Twin Tiers.com

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 03:55

My Twin Tiers.com

More Screen Time May Mean Less Sleep For Children
My Twin Tiers.com
(NBC NEWS) - Babies and toddlers who spend more time using touchscreens may be getting less sleep. That's according to a new study of over 700 families living in the United Kingdom. 75 percent of parents said their little ones used an iPad or ...
This Could Be Why Your Kids Aren't SleepingKomando

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Quest for less addictive drugs is slow, costly - Press Herald

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 02:46

Press Herald

Quest for less addictive drugs is slow, costly
Press Herald
Researchers have had minimal success creating alternatives to opioids, but some new approaches offer hope. By MARILYNN MARCHIONEAssociated Press. Share. facebook · tweet · email · print. Comment. Read Article. Tummy tucks really hurt. Doctors ...

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Allergy season off to a big start in Central Ohio - NBC4i.com

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 02:41

NBC4i.com

Allergy season off to a big start in Central Ohio
NBC4i.com
COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Have you felt a sniffle this past week or found yourself rubbing your eyes? Allergy season is back and a few doctors are telling NBC4 April is the busiest month to see patients so far. When calling Premier Allergy on Monday morning ...
When Your Seasonal Allergy Symptoms Aren't AllergiesConsumerReports.org
What The Tech? App of the Day: AllergiesWRCB-TV
Pollen, seasonal allergies high in recent weeks in HagerstownHerald-Mail Media

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