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Contact Lenses May Harbor Serious, Blinding Infection

Sep 22, 2018 , WebMD
Cases of an eye infection called Acanthamoeba keratitis have tripled in southeast England since 2011, a new study found. For one in every four of people infected, the disease results in a loss of most of their vision or blindness, the research team said. It’s typically caused by poor contact lens...
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'Fitcations' Are a Great Way to Shape Up

Sep 22, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: 'Fitcations' Are a Great Way to Shape UpCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/21/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/21/2018 12:00:00...
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Outbreak of rare eye infection among contact lens wearers

Sep 22, 2018 , CNN Health
An ongoing outbreak of a rare eye infection has been discovered in contact lens wearers in the UK, a new study reveals....
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Smart Pills Dumb Down Medical Care, Experts Warn

Sep 22, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Enthusiasm for an emerging digital health tool, the smart pill, is on the rise but researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have published a paper in the American Journal of Bioethics that cautions health care providers and policymakers to slow down when it comes to allowing this technol......
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Common painkiller tied to increased risk of heart problems

Sep 22, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - The commonly used painkiller diclofenac may be linked with an increased risk of heart problems, a large Danish study suggests....
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State Highlights: Safety Allegations Against Manchester VA Unfounded, Internal Draft Report Shows; Colorado’s Mental Health System Riddled With Failures, Advocates Say

Sep 22, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Media outlets report on news from New Hampshire, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, Tennessee, Louisiana, Texas, Washington, Ohio, Connecticut, California, Minnesota and...
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UK doctors win battle with drug giants over cheaper eye medicine

Sep 22, 2018 , Reuters
Drug giants Novartis, Bayer and Roche on Friday lost a bid to stop British doctors from recommending a cheaper drug option for people with an eye disease that causes blindness, the High Court in London ruled....
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Mediterranean Diet Especially Protective Against Stroke in Women?

Sep 22, 2018 , RxList
Greater adherence to the Mediterranean diet was associated with lower risk for stroke in a white UK population in a new large...
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California Health Care Providers Will Soon Have To Inform Patients If They’re On Probation For Serious Misconduct

Sep 22, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The legislation was one of several bills California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) addressed this week. Brown also signed into law a measure that requires restaurants to offer water or milk as the default drink for children's meals, but vetoed a statewide change to school start...
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Health Tip: Manage Poison Ivy Rash

Sep 22, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Health Tip: Manage Poison Ivy RashCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/21/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/21/2018 12:00:00...
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MOTION PT Group Pediatric Physical Therapist Authors Book On Child Physical Development

Sep 22, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Tara Losquadro Liddle, MPT, the regional director of pediatric therapy at MOTION PT Group, Inc., is the author of a new book exploring the importance of touch, movement and play in the neurodevelopment and well-being of children birth through age five. MOTION PT Group, Inc., is a leading provider o......
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Rush University Medical Center Launches Angelman Syndrome Clinic

Sep 22, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Rush University Medical Center and the Angelman Syndrome Foundation (ASF), a national nonprofit organization headquartered in Aurora, Ill., announced the official opening of the Angelman Syndrome Clinic at Rush Children’s Hospital. The Angelman Syndrome Clinic at Rush is the first and only in Illino......
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Floodwater dangers: Get the word out now

Sep 22, 2018 , Healthcare Comm.
Floods pose serious health risks, such as diseases and other hidden perils. Communicators can play a vital role in keeping people healthy and...
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How to break down silos with internal scouting excursions

Sep 22, 2018 , Healthcare Comm.
Locking information within departments diminishes staff trust and impedes progress for your organization. Try this exchange program to forge bonds and unfetter innovative...
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Viewpoints: GOP’s Unpopular Efforts To Repeal Health Law Are Backfiring With Voters; Teen Vaping Is A Looming Public Health Catastrophe

Sep 22, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Editorial pages focus on these and other health...
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Scientists Take A Step Closer To Creating Human Eggs In A Lab Dish Using Stem Cells

Sep 22, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The technique might someday help millions of people suffering from infertility because of cancer treatments or other reasons, but is also ethically controversial because it involves human intervention in creating life....
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Cannabinoid Drugs Make Pain Feel 'Less Unpleasant, More Tolerable'

Sep 22, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Researchers in the College of Arts and Sciences have determined that cannabinoid drugs do not appear to reduce the intensity of experimental pain, but, instead, may make pain feel less unpleasant and more tolerable. Martin De Vita G'17, a doctoral candidate in the clinical psychology program, is th......
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Fewer Teens Having Sex, Most Use Birth Control

Sep 22, 2018 , WebMD
A new CDC study found a dramatic drop in the number of sexually active U.S. teens, and of those teens, nearly 90 percent used some form of birth control the last time they had...
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Takeda lung cancer drug gets European panel nod

Sep 22, 2018 , Reuters
Takeda Pharmaceutical Co's lung cancer drug received the recommendation of a European Union panel on Friday, more than a year after it won regulatory approval to be sold in the United States....
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Patients Emerge From Persistent Comas And Vegetative States In Nexus Health Systems Program

Sep 22, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Nexus Health Systems announces the launch of their Emerging Consciousness Program – also known as The Phoenix Project – for individuals with a disorder of consciousness post-brain injury. Since the program formed in early 2018, over 85% of patients have experienced improved wakefulness after being i......
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