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Biotech is going to the dogs - and big profits await

Sep 20, 2019 , Reuters
For Jessica Lescault there is no question that her 6-year old English bulldog "Moose" deserves cutting-edge biotechnology cancer treatment as much as any human patient....
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Different Takes: Federal Subsidies, Which Trump Has Forgotten About, Could Help Reduce Homelessness; No Single Reason Exists For Sleeping On The Street. So There’s No Single Solution.

Sep 20, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Editorial pages focus on homelessness and the Trump administration's focus to address it in...
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Walgreens to test drone delivery service with Alphabet's Wing

Sep 20, 2019 , CNBC Health
The pilot program will deliver food and beverage, over-the-counter medications and other items within minutes, the company said. Prescription deliveries will not be...
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FDA’s Warnings Over What Genetic Testing Companies Can Report To Patients Deemed ‘Troubling’ By Industry Group

Sep 20, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The agency has expressed worry that unsupported claims about gene-drug links could be dangerous if they spur patients to start, stop, or switch medications in inappropriate ways. But the American Clinical Laboratory Association says the warnings could stifle a burgeoning industry....
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Even If Louisiana Governor Is Ousted By GOP Rival, His Hallmark Medicaid Expansion Likely Isn’t Going Anywhere

Sep 20, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Gov. John Bel Edwards made Louisiana the only state in the Deep South to embrace Medicaid expansion. The line of attack from his two main opponents, though, isn't about the expansion itself but about the implementation, which suggests that if one of them wins they won't take steps to rollback the coverage. Medicaid news comes out of North Carolina, as well....
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Success Of A Polypill With Cocktail Of Heart Meds Made Headlines, But Will U.S. Doctors Actually Embrace It?

Sep 20, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The drug--which contains low doses of three blood pressure drugs and a cholesterol drug--has been tested in the United States for the first time. But many U.S. doctors have seen little need for the polypill, preferring to tailor medications...
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Her Blood Turned Blue, How It Happened

Sep 20, 2019 , Forbes
You can be a blue blood or have blue blood. A woman had the latter after using medication for a...
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How to kick-start your brain in the morning (and no, we don't just mean coffee)

Sep 20, 2019 , CNN Health
The alarm goes off and you shudder awake, unsure of where you are. Groggily you recognize your room and slowly roll out of bed thinking, "It can't be morning. Didn't I just go to bed?"...
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Democratic presidential candidate Buttigieg unveils health plan

Sep 20, 2019 , Reuters
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg on Thursday unveiled his plan to reform the U.S. healthcare system by offering everyone coverage under the federal Medicare program, but not forcing people to give up private health insurance plans....
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Viewpoints: Opioid Litigation Has To Take Accountability Of Purdue Pharma Into Account As Well Money; Concerns About Reducing Obesity Seem To Be Slipping Away From Politicians

Sep 20, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Opinion writers weigh in on these health care topics and...
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Twelve innovators to showcase solutions in app zone hosted by ORCHA at HETT

Sep 20, 2019 lpostelnicu@himss.org (Leontina Postelnicu), Mobile Health News
These include Big Health, Ampersand Health and teenage mental health charity...
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Republican, Democratic lawmakers launch caucus to 'End the Youth Vaping Epidemic'

Sep 20, 2019 , Reuters
A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers said on Thursday they are forming a caucus to combat the "epidemic" of youth vaping, as cases of lung illness tied to vaping have risen and President Donald Trump has pushed for a ban on flavored e-cigarettes....
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Eighth death linked to vaping as illnesses surge around the United States

Sep 20, 2019 , CNN Health
Missouri health officials announced on Thursday the vaping-related death of a man in his mid-40s. This is the United States' eighth death linked to severe lung injury and illness tied to e-cigarettes....
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Are Personalized Diets Ready for Prime Time?

Sep 20, 2019 , WebMD
Personalized diets use your own microbiome to outline the best foods for your own body. But not everyone is convinced they're the...
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Media Giants Pull E-Cigarette Ads

Sep 20, 2019 , WebMD
CBS, WarnerMedia and Viacom have banned ads for e-cigarettes. The ban comes after a spate of vaping-related lung infections and seven...
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KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: Tennessee Seeks Medicaid Changes

Sep 20, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Tennessee wants to convert its Medicaid program to a block grant. But is its plan legal? Meanwhile, Congress continues to struggle with legislation to rein in prescription drug prices and surprise medical bills. This week, Anna Edney of Bloomberg News, Jennifer Haberkorn of the Los Angeles Times and Kimberly Leonard of the Washington Examiner join KHN’s Julie Rovner to discuss these issues and more. Rovner also interviews Dr. Marty Makary, author of the new book “The Price We Pay” about...
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Sick and elderly: Some EU nationals struggle to prove UK residency ahead of Brexit

Sep 20, 2019 , Reuters
Sonja Brain, 84, is losing her sight and bed-bound in hospital after a cancerous tumor was removed from her spine. But she has another problem: proving she has the right to stay in the United Kingdom after Brexit....
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Health Tip: Gaining Weight

Sep 20, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Health Tip: Gaining WeightCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/19/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/19/2019 12:00:00...
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Polio makes a comeback in the Philippines 19 years after the country was declared free of the disease

Sep 20, 2019 , CNN Health
The Philippines has reported its first case of polio since it was declared free of the childhood disease 19 years ago, dealing a blow to the campaign to eradicate it....
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Chemicals From Heat-Not-Burn Tobacco Devices Not Harmless: Study

Sep 20, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Chemicals From Heat-Not-Burn Tobacco Devices Not Harmless: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/18/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/19/2019 12:00:00...
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