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As medical costs mount, Japan to weigh cost-effectiveness in setting drug prices Japanese doctor Yasushi Goto remembers prescribing the cancer drug Opdivo to an octogenarian and wondering whether taxpayers might object to helping fund treatment, which at the time cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, for patients in their twilight years. This Protocol May Reduce MRSA Infections After Discharge From The Hospital New research finds that patients diagnosed with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections in the hospital may prevent future MRSA infections by adhering to a standard bathing protocol at home after discharge.

NIA Offers Opportunities To Participate In Aging, Alzheimer's, Dementia Research Find out how you can participate in the National Institute on Aging's (NIA) Alzheimer's and related dementias clinical research. Walgreens and CVS are redesigning their drugstores to focus more on health. Here's how they compare As people shop online more, CVS and Walgreens are trying to give people reasons to keep coming into their stores.

Can you eat your way to better mental health? Study says yes It is well known that eating lots of fruit and vegetables is good for your physical health, but research suggests that it might be good for your mental health too. Parenthood derails the careers of many in STEM, especially women (Reuters Health) - Almost half of women and a quarter of men leave careers in science, technology, engineering and math after they have their first child, a new study shows.

How Mental Health Charity Strongminds Is Disrupting Depression In Africa Strongminds is a charitable organization that is treating depression at scale in Uganda, focusing particularly on women. Inspired by the inventiveness of their solution, I reached out to Strongminds founder Sean Mayberry and program director Kari Frame. Buoy Health's five new partners, IBM and Broad Institute's three-year disease prediction project, and more digital health deals Also: Health at Hand signs on with Allianz Care; Sutter Health taps Ada Health for personalized guidance.

French company URGO Group opens applications for mentorship scheme aimed at European medtech startups Startups have until 30 April to submit their applications for the French company's second edition of its mentorship programme. Digital clinical trial startup closes $25M Series C round Teckro's mobile platform keeps study teams and trial participants connected and informed.

U.S. Primary Care Doctor Supply Has Improved But Not Everywhere The nation’s supply of primary care physicians is helping Americans live longer but “per capita supply” is a worrisome trend for population health, a report in JAMA Internal Medicine shows. The High Cost of Love Caring for an aging loved one can impact your well-be

The Naked Professors Podcast: Stripping It Back For Mental Health The Naked Professors are Matt Johnson and Ben Bidwell, on a new podcast addressing mental health. The Naked Professors represent the new breed of masculinity by stripping things back to have deep and vulnerable discussions about what is most important in life and how we actually feel. Novo Nordisk's soon-to-be-released insulin pens will connect to Glooko's diasend platform This morning Glooko also announced that its diasend platform will be compatible with the Dexcom G6. 

Screen time for kids under 2 more than doubles, study finds Screen time has more than doubled for children under 2 years old since 1997, a study published Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics found, with time spent in front of a TV as the main driver despite a changing screen landscape. Patient data: Who owns it? Who can improve it? What's it worth? As the patient moves into the consumer role in healthcare, more questions emerge around their role in data exchange.

French digital health insurance startup Alan announces €40m Series B funding round This brings the total funding of the startup, which was founded in 2016, to €75m. The Alluring Mirage Of Digital Health We should employ and leverage information technology tools. But digital health is not a panacea, and we should not place much faith on government edicts, data analytics and logarithms as a substitute for the hard work and hard choices necessary to improve the health of Americans.

Mongolia suspends KFC outlets after hundreds show food poisoning symptoms Mongolia has temporarily suspended operations of all KFC restaurants in the country to conduct an inquiry, as 42 people were hospitalized and hundreds showed food poisoning symptoms after eating at one of the outlets of the fast-food chain. Brief general anesthesia appears safe for children's brains (Reuters Health) - In infants, an hour of general anesthesia - long enough for most minor surgeries done in babies - doesn't increase the risk of impaired brain development compared to an hour of regional anesthesia, a study suggests.

Interval training burns off more pounds than jogging or cycling (Reuters Health) - Workouts that mix up a variety of intense exercises with brief recovery periods in between may help people lose more weight than chugging along at a steady pace on a treadmill or exercise bike, a research review suggests. Hospital Wastes A Third Less Food After This One Change Hospitals are one of the most egregious culprits when it comes to wasting food, but UC San Francisco Medical Center made one change that cut the amount of food it wastes by 30%.

Does The Herbicide RoundUp® Cause Cancer? RoundUp® is the most widely used herbicide in the world. Although 100s of studies have shown that RoundUp is safe, a new study presents evidence for a 41% increase in cancer risk in agricultural workers exposed to high levels. It seems, though, that the new study is flawed. Self-folding drone could speed up search and rescue missions A foldable drone has been developed by researchers at the University of Zurich to assist with search and rescue missions.

There’s still time to enter PR Daily’s 2019 Digital Marketing & Social Media Awards You have more than 30 categories to choose from. Don’t miss the final deadline on March 1. Smokers Less Likely To Survive Dangerous Form Of Skin Cancer Than Non-Smokers A new study has discovered that smokers are 40% less likely to survive a type of skin cancer than those who have never smoked.

Cultures Of Beauty, Technologies Of The Economy Where one theorist claims that neoliberalism controls populations through the anthropomorphization of the economy while being largely cemented and structured by the media, I argue that so too are our concepts of beauty and bodily perceptions which are largely skewed Supply of primary care doctors linked with mortality rates (Reuters Health) - Mortality rates are lower in American communities with more primary care physicians than in areas of the country with fewer doctors, a study suggests.

Japan approves test of iPS cells for treating spinal injuries Japanese scientists will test the use of human-induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS) to treat spinal cord injuries, a health ministry panel that approved the research project said on Monday. The argument for playing video games with our kids There is, inevitably, a gap between the parents we are and the parents we think we are. Not unlike algorithms, we rely on the past to inform our parenting decisions in the present. But this world keeps on turning, and the parenting present is never quite like the past.

Chinese frozen food firm recalls products suspected of African swine fever contamination Major Chinese frozen food producer Sanquan Food Co Ltd said on Monday it has recalled products that may be contaminated with African swine fever, following media reports that some of its dumplings tested positive for the virus. Aging Americans are a big market for tech investors, who also want to track their parents Techies are finding new uses for consumer devices to help monitor their aging parents, who are increasingly opting to live independently.

Why are some countries making a vaccine U-turn? More than a century before Facebook, anti-vaccination campaigners had another method for spreading their message -- an eye-catching march through town with tiny children's coffins emblazoned with the words: "Another victim of vaccination." Depo-Medrol vs. Ozurdex Depo-Medrol (methylprednisolone acetate) and Ozurdex (dexamethasone) are corticosteroids used to treat different conditions.

Wilderness: Fractures or Dislocations Fractures or Disloca Decadron vs. Prelone Decadron (dexamethasone) and Prelone (prednisolone syrup) are corticosteroids used to treat arthritis, skin, blood, kidney, eye, thyroid, intestinal disorders, severe allergies, asthma, and certain types of cancer.

How to Choose the Right Cooking Oils Title: How to Choose the Right Cooking OilsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/15/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/15/2019 12:00:00 AM Boosting Your Diet for Exercise Title: Boosting Your Diet for ExerciseCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/15/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/15/2019 12:00:00 AM

58% Of Women Surgeons Suffer Sexual Harassment: Why This May Hurt You Too 84% of the harassment incidents went essentially unreported. Here is why this is a patient care issue. Kidney Failure Patients Face Higher Risk of Cancer Death Title: Kidney Failure Patients Face Higher Risk of Cancer DeathCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/14/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/15/2019 12:00:00 AM

Everyday 'Triggers' May Bring on A-Fib Episodes, Study Finds Title: Everyday 'Triggers' May Bring on A-Fib Episodes, Study FindsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/14/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/15/2019 12:00:00 AM Meth Abuse Driving Big Spike in Syphilis Cases Title: Meth Abuse Driving Big Spike in Syphilis CasesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/14/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/15/2019 12:00:00 AM

Is There a Right Time for Sex After Childbirth? Title: Is There a Right Time for Sex After Childbirth?Category: Health NewsCreated: 2/14/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/15/2019 12:00:00 AM Alcohol Problems Grow as Booze Gets a Bigger Kick Title: Alcohol Problems Grow as Booze Gets a Bigger KickCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/15/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/15/2019 12:00:00 AM

Deer in 24 states infected with chronic wasting disease Chronic wasting disease has been detected in wild deer, elk or moose in 24 states, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warning hunters to avoid handling or eating potentially infected meat. Depo-Medrol vs. Prednisone Depo-Medrol (methylprednisolone acetate) and prednisone are anti-inflammatory glucocorticoids used to treat pain and swelling that occurs with arthritis and other joint disorders. They may also be used to treat conditions such as blood disorders, severe allergic reactions, certain cancers, eye conditions, skin/intestinal/kidney/lung diseases, and immune system disorders.

Depo-Medrol vs. Celestone Depo-Medrol (methylprednisolone acetate) and Celestone (betamethasone) are anti-inflammatory corticosteroids used to treat pain and inflammation that occurs with arthritis, allergic disorders, skin conditions, ulcerative colitis, lupus, breathing disorders and more. Hemochromatosis (Iron Overload) Hemochroma

Depo-Medrol vs. Solu-Medrol Depo-Medrol (methylprednisolone acetate) and Solu-Medrol (methylprednisolone) are corticosteroids used to treat pain and swelling that occurs with arthritis and other joint disorders. Science Puzzling Out Differences in Gut Bacteria Around the World Title: Science Puzzling Out Differences in Gut Bacteria Around the WorldCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/14/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/15/2019 12:00:00 AM

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Depo-Medrol vs. Decadron Depo-Medrol (methylprednisolone acetate) and Decadron (dexamethasone) are corticosteroids used to treat arthritis and other joint disorders. They may also be used to treat conditions such as blood disorders, severe allergic reactions, certain cancers, eye conditions, skin/intestinal/kidney/lung diseases, and immune system disorders. Health Tip: Prevent Heel Pain Title: Health Tip: Prevent Heel PainCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/15/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/15/2019 12:00:00 AM

Up to 1 Hour of General Anesthesia Safe for Infants: Study Title: Up to 1 Hour of General Anesthesia Safe for Infants: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/15/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/15/2019 12:00:00 AM Merck, Pfizer drug combo extends kidney cancer survival: study A combination of Merck & Co's immunotherapy Keytruda and Pfizer Inc's Inlyta helped patients with advanced kidney cancer live longer than those receiving and older Pfizer standalone therapy, according to data from a late-stage study presented on Saturday.

Alcohol Problems Grow as Booze Gets a Bigger Kick Americans may not be drinking much more than they used to -- but they're drinking more potent stuff. Valentines Forever? Commitment Is Key Title: Valentines Forever? Commitment Is KeyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/14/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/15/2019 12:00:00 AM

Insurers Making It Harder to Treat Opioid Addiction: Study Title: Insurers Making It Harder to Treat Opioid Addiction: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/15/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/15/2019 12:00:00 AM Teen Pot Use Fell in States That Legalized Medical Marijuana: Study Title: Teen Pot Use Fell in States That Legalized Medical Marijuana: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/14/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/15/2019 12:00:00 AM

AHA News: Heart Transplant Survivor Gets Wedding Proposal at Finish Line Title: AHA News: Heart Transplant Survivor Gets Wedding Proposal at Finish LineCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/14/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/15/2019 12:00:00 AM Parents were protesting compulsory vaccinations 150 years ago. Some are still angry More than a century before Facebook, anti-vaccination campaigners had another method for spreading their message -- an eye-catching march through town with tiny children's coffins emblazoned with the words: "Another victim of vaccination."

Flu Shot Much More Effective This Year, CDC Says Title: Flu Shot Much More Effective This Year, CDC SaysCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/14/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/15/2019 12:00:00 AM Decadron vs. Prednisone Decadron (dexamethasone) and prednisone are corticosteroids used to treat arthritis, skin, blood, kidney, eye, thyroid, intestinal disorders, severe allergies, and asthma.

Cybersecurity Mental Health Warning -- 1 In 6 CISOs Now Medicate Or Use Alcohol With CISOs turning to medication and alcohol to deal with the stresses that the role brings, what needs to be done to ensure their mental health and the cybersecurity of the business are both properly looked after? Physical Shows Trump is Obese But in Good Health Last year the 72-year-old, 6-foot 3-inch Trump weighed 239 pounds, but in a year he has gained 4 pounds and is now 243 pounds. That puts him at a body mass index of 30.4, which crosses the 30 BMI clinical threshold for obesity.

Desoxyn vs. Dexedrine Spansule, Zenzedi Desoxyn (methamphetamine) and Dexedrine Spansule (dextroamphetamine sulfate) are central nervous system stimulants used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Childhood Disease Like Measles Help ‘Keep You Healthy And Fight Cancer,’ Says Wife Of White House Official The antivaccination claims--that childhood illnesses help boost immunity--touted by Darla Shine, the wife of White House communications director Bill Shine, have been debunked by health experts. Meanwhile, Facebook says it is looking for options to remove the antivaccine information that flourishes on its site.

Secret announces new products, campaign casting call Secret announced the launch of four new products, and that it will be enlisting up to 10 women to tell their personal stories of strength and fortitude. Read More Health Tip: Treating Dry Eye Title: Health Tip: Treating Dry EyeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/14/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/14/2019 12:00:00 AM

Strunk and White: Utter confidence and Oxford commas 100 years on, ‘The Elements of Style’ guides the way in the use of punctuation and pithiness. Part 2 of an occasional series. Schnucks’ Regional Specialty Pharmacy earns URAC accreditation Schnucks plans to seek URAC accreditation for all of its specialty pharmacies. Read More

Salmonella outbreak tied to raw turkey expands with 63 more illnesses Sixty-three more people have been infected with salmonella linked to raw turkey products in an outbreak that began in November 2017, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday. Epic CEO Judy Faulkner: We would never sell to Apple Judy Faulkner is not going to sell her company Epic Systems to Apple anytime soon. "We're not going to do that," she said at a conference this week.

Desoxyn vs. Ionamin Desoxyn (methamphetamine) and Ionamin (phentermine resin) are central nervous system stimulants used together with diet and exercise to treat obesity. Tattooed and Need MRI? What You Need to Know While millions of people with tattoos have MRIs every year without side effects, some adverse reactions have been reported, including a pulling sensation on tattooed skin because tattoo ink can contain pigments that are magnetic and interact with the MRI's strong magnetic fields.

With The ‘Internet Of Things’ Comes Wealth Of Opportunity For Innovation In Health Sector From apps to help track insulin, to digital pills, to implants that help paralyzed people walk, the technological boom is opening up a world of possibilities that would have at one point been called science fiction. Weed grower Canopy Growth rallies after legal pot sales buoy revenue by 282% Cannabis producer Canopy Growth was set to rally Friday after it reported third-quarter revenue rose 282 percent over the last year.

Tattooed and Need an MRI Scan? What You Need to Know Title: Tattooed and Need an MRI Scan? What You Need to KnowCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/13/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/14/2019 12:00:00 AM Q&A: Centene CEO Michael Neidorff stays focused on attaining growth Centene Corp. CEO Michael Neidorff says that the large Medicaid managed-care plan is well positioned to deliver high quality products that lower costs.

Aubío intros 2 new products Aubío Life Sciences is introducing the Aubío Cold Sore Treatment Gel, as well as its Hydrating Lip Balm. Read More New Molecules Reverse Memory Loss Linked To Depression, Aging New therapeutic molecules developed at Toronto's Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) show promise in reversing the memory loss linked to depression and aging. These molecules not only rapidly improve symptoms, but remarkably, also appear to renew the underlying brain impairments causing m...

Playing to Your Strengths Title: Playing to Your StrengthsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/14/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/14/2019 12:00:00 AM NACDS RxImpact day to keep DIR fee reform front-and-center A record number of pharmacy advocates will keep the issue of DIR fee reform on the front burner at NACDS RxIMPACT day. Read More

Education Resources, Inc. to Offer Online Course "Vestibular Rehabilitation for the School-Aged Child and Adolescent" Education Resources, Inc. (ERI) will offer a new online series "Vestibular Rehabilitation for the School-Aged Child and Adolescent," taught by Inger Brueckner, MS, PT, an expert in pediatric vestibular dysfunction. The online course, which benefits practitioners in schools, hospitals, OPD, and clin... Q&A: Executives Discuss Cost Accounting Obstacles, Opportunities Feb. 15—Hospitals and health systems are increasingly pushing to better identify and reduce costs of care. 

Tasmanian Devils Likely to Survive Cancer Scourge Title: Tasmanian Devils Likely to Survive Cancer ScourgeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/13/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/14/2019 12:00:00 AM Meth Abuse Contributing To Significant Increase In Cases Of Syphilis, Study Finds New research from the CDC reveals that a recent spike in syphilis cases among persons living in the U.S. may be the result of methamphetamine and injection drug use.

Ohio Teen Gets Himself Vaccinated, Inspires Others As he began to get various vaccinations, media reports about him multiplied, and so did the requests for information and guidance, questions and comments. Improving Health And Hygiene With Purell, Azure, And IoT GOJO Industries--makers of Purell--are leveraging Microsoft Azure to develop technology for connected IoT hand sanitizer dispensers to monitor hygiene behavior in hospitals and provide data that can be used to influence the practice of hand hygiene to improve health in hospital environments.

Safe + Fair intros allergy friendly granola Available in four flavors — birthday cake, blueberry cinnamon, chocolate, and sweet & salty kettle — the granola is made with ancient grains and is free of artificial ingredients. Read More Does chocolate cause acne? After many studies, the answer is ... 'complicated' "I love this question because I get it every day, and I always wonder why people are so obsessed with the notion that chocolate causes acne," said Dr. Patricia Farris, a dermatologist and fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Well-Being From High Fruit, Vegetable Consumption Higher Fruit, Vegetable Consumption Tied to Well-Be Lifelab adds to Kids HoneyWorks line Lifelab Health, which makes HoneyWorks Adult Soothing Throat Spray Plus Zinc and HoneyWorks Adult Honey Cough Syrup Plus Dextromethorphan, is adding the Kids HoneyWorks line. Read More

Bear Naked unveils Premium Granola collection Bear Naked launched its Premium Granola collection, which features the White Chocolate Macadamia Nut and Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Butter varieties. Read More Cognitive Deficits Cognitive Defic

Ohio State Research Finds Toilet Stool May Solve Common Bowel Issues Most people aren't eager to talk about how to improve bowel movements, but researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center found the solution to common bowel issues may be as simple as boosting your feet on a stool. "These toilet stools became popular through things like viral videos... Electronic Tool Has Potential To Improve Asthma Care, Study Finds A new electronic decision support tool for managing asthma has the potential to improve the quality of asthma care in primary care settings, suggests a study led by St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, Canada. The research, published today in the European Respiratory Journal, aimed to determine wheth...

Integrating security officers into the clinical team to prevent violence St. Louis-based SSM Health implemented an initiative that encourages security officers to be a more active part of the care team in order to spot potentially violent incidents with patients before they escalate. In States With Legal Medical Pot, Teen Use Is Down The longer medical marijuana had been legal, the less likely teens were to use pot.

How to Help Your Teen Use Social Media Safely Title: How to Help Your Teen Use Social Media SafelyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/13/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/14/2019 12:00:00 AM Hy-Vee expands Fast & Fresh small-format concept in Iowa Hy-Vee is expanding its new smaller store "fast & fresh" format for on-the-go shoppers. Read More

Interoperability, cloud, consumerization were hot topics at HIMSS19 Patient engagement and the consumerization of health also held court this week in Orlando. Nektar, Bristol combo drug shows signs of tumor reduction in bladder cancer patients Nektar Therapeutics said on Friday some patients with advanced bladder cancer treated with a combination of its experimental treatment and Bristol-Myers Squibb Co's immunotherapy, Opdivo, showed signs of tumor reduction in an early-stage study.

Guys, Can You Give Us 40? It May Show Heart Health Men in their 40s who can do more than 40 push-ups at a time have a 96 percent reduced risk of heart attack, stroke and heart disease compared with men who did 10 or fewer. Higher Fruit, Vegetable Consumption Tied to Well-Being The physical benefits of eating fruits and vegetables are well documented, but new research shows that higher consumption of these foods also improves mental health and well-being.

1 Hour of General Anesthesia Safe for Infants Among more than 700 infants in seven countries, the researchers didn't find any measurable neurodevelopmental or behavioral problems up to the age of 5. Hypnosis Through Virtual Reality AIDS In Medical Recovery Anesthesiologists at UT Southwestern Medical Center are helping to explore the use of hypnosis through virtual reality to lessen postoperative pain and anxiety in children. The European-based pilot study involved 21 young patients and found that virtual reality hypnosis (VRH) reduced anxiety, total...

New York City plans to start fining restaurants that use CBD in food and drinks The New York City Health Department plans to step up its campaign — with violations and fines — against restaurants offering CBD. Dementia in Head Injury Dementia in Head Injury

'Everything is a fight to get medications': How the quest for lower drug prices is hurting children with asthma Debarrin Norman is 15 years old and loves basketball. He plays every day. But over the past two years, his mom, Toya Lacey, has seen him more and more often on the sidelines, wheezing and gasping for air. His current medication is just not doing the trick, she says. Breast Cancer and DDT: Timing of Exposure May Matter Title: Breast Cancer and DDT: Timing of Exposure May MatterCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/14/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/14/2019 12:00:00 AM

Nearly 1,000 Madagascar children dead of measles since October: WHO At least 922 children and young adults have died of measles in Madagascar since October, despite a huge emergency vaccination program, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. Leaving the hospital early can double the odds of going back (Reuters Health) - Patients who discharge themselves from the hospital against medical advice are twice as likely to be back within 30 days as those who leave when doctors say they're ready, a large U.S. study finds.

New Tool For Documenting Injuries May Provide Better Evidence For Elder Abuse Cases An estimated 10 percent of older adults experience some form of abuse each year. However, the link between injuries and possible elder abuse may take months or years to establish and is often difficult to investigate due to poor documentation during prior medical visits. Geriatric experts now hope ... Your Valentine May Bring You Better Sleep Title: Your Valentine May Bring You Better SleepCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/14/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/14/2019 12:00:00 AM

Romance: Deal Makers and Breakers Title: Romance: Deal Makers and BreakersCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/14/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/14/2019 12:00:00 AM Desoxyn vs. Ritalin Desoxyn (methamphetamine) and Ritalin (methylphenidate) are central nervous system stimulants used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

How Inactivity and Junk Food Can Harm Your Brain Title: How Inactivity and Junk Food Can Harm Your BrainCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/13/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/14/2019 12:00:00 AM Could Diet Sodas Raise an Older Woman's Stroke Risk? Title: Could Diet Sodas Raise an Older Woman's Stroke Risk?Category: Health NewsCreated: 2/14/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/14/2019 12:00:00 AM

Does Bullying Start at Home? Title: Does Bullying Start at Home?Category: Health NewsCreated: 2/14/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/14/2019 12:00:00 AM Asthma Pill Targets Airway Muscles To Decrease Attacks Results from a phase II clinical trial, experimental work on cells and computational modelling have together shown why the first pill for asthma in 20 years can help reduce asthma attacks. Researchers from Leicester (UK) and Vancouver (Canada) have shown that the investigational drug, Fevipiprant (...

The consumerization of healthcare: the good, the bad, the baffling As consumers start to drive their healthcare experience, concerns about healthcare spending savvy and information overload come to light.  Ambivalence Over Motherhood Could Reshape Practices Around Family Planning New data from a CDC survey finds that in up to 19 percent of pregnancies, women are unsure if they want to be pregnant, a state of mind doctors need to be in tune with when counseling them, researchers say. Public health news looks at AIDS death rates in the South; depression's harmful role in aging brains; looking for treatments in moss piglets and a reason to get off the couch this weekend, as well.

Number Of Flu Deaths Relatively High For A Season That Is Considered To Be Low Severity But the flu vaccine is still doing a pretty good job. Interim estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate the vaccine offers about 47 percent protection against all influenza infections. Name and shame: HHS using disclosure, transparency to try to force change HHS is using a public approach to enforcing its rules on healthcare stakeholders.

Parkinson's Foundation Hosts Professional Education Training in Iowa City The Parkinson's Foundation announced the location of its signature professional education program course, Allied Team Training for Parkinson's, ATTP®, for health care professionals treating patients with Parkinson's disease, in Iowa City. The three-and-a-half-day interactive curriculum is provided i... Editorial: The transparency trap Among all the proffered panaceas for reducing America's high healthcare costs, price transparency is the least likely to make a major dent in the problem.

Can a doctor's medical necessity decision be a false claim? The underlying case centers on whether a False Claims Act case can be based on the allegation that a physician's determination of medical necessity is false. Courts around the country have ruled differently on that issue. U.S. Medicare plans to track CAR-T cancer therapy outcomes The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Friday proposed coverage of expensive CAR-T cell therapies at cancer centers that meet criteria including a registry or clinical study to monitor how well patients fare for at least two years after treatment.

Opioid epidemic spilling over onto roads, study says Patients who are prescribed opioids and the clinicians who prescribe them have more to be concerned about than steadily rising rates of opioid overdoses, according to a new study. Week Ahead: CVS, CHS, AllScripts ready earnings reports Insurance industry analysts are anxiously waiting for CVS Health to report its Q4 2018 financial results. It'll be the first quarter since the pharmacy behemoth closed its $70 billion deal to acquire health insurer Aetna in November.

Lung-MAP Precision Medicine Trial Expands To Include More Patients The Lung Cancer Master Protocol (Lung-MAP), the first precision medicine trial in lung cancer supported by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health, is undergoing a major expansion to include patients with all non-small cell lung cancers -- which make up about 8... New Details On President Trump's Physical Exam: What To Make Of Them With a four pound weight gain, Trump's body mass index (BMI) places him in the obesity range like one third of American adults.

Teen Pot Use Linked to Later Depression, Suicide Attempts Title: Teen Pot Use Linked to Later Depression, Suicide AttemptsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/13/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/14/2019 12:00:00 AM Looking for that one story: Not Impossible Labs founder on making the impossible, possible Mick Ebleing, founder of Not Impossible Labs, talked about his journey from video producer to healthcare innovator at HIMSS19. 

Osteoporosis Often Missed in Elderly Men Osteoporosis is a serious condition for men, too. After breaking a hip, the risk of illness and death is greater among men than women, researchers said. Amid measles outbreaks, Facebook considering how to reduce spread of anti-vaccine content Facebook is looking into suppressing certain anti-vaccine messaging on its social platform, a move that raises questions about free speech and public health.

IT leaders looking for meaningful data-exchange regs Industry stakeholders were generally optimistic about proposed data-exchange rules, but they want regulators to ensure the information is useful to patients 
and clinicians. Desoxyn vs. Vyvanse Desoxyn (methamphetamine) and Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate) are central nervous system stimulants used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Desoxyn is also used to treat obesity after other diets or medications have been tried without successful weight loss.

Breaking Bias: Everyone benefits from growing diversity in healthcare leadership In this era of consumer-centric care, it's critically important to ensure that our clinicians, executives and even members of our governing boards, accurately represent and reflect the communities we serve. Feminine hygiene takes a natural approach Natural and organic features are driving the feminine hygiene category, giving retailers the opportunity to offer a broader assortment and increase profit margins and penny profits. Read More

Indonesia to postpone halal label deadline amid industry concerns Indonesia will push back by as much as seven years an October deadline for halal labels on food, drugs and cosmetics, after industry voiced fears the move could bring chaos and threaten supplies of life-saving vaccines and other products. Salmonella Outbreaks: What Raw Turkey, Tahini, Hedgehogs Have In Common Add ground beef and raw chicken to the mix, and 2019 is not off to the a great start when it comes to Salmonella outbreaks.

Concussion Conc Does Herpes Cause Alzheimer's? What causes Alzheimer's disease? The answer could be right under our noses, says leading expert Professor Ruth Itzhaki. Her latest paper presents a lifetime of research evidence that the herpes virus responsible for cold sores can also cause Alzheimer's -- and new data which show antiviral drugs dra...

Push-up capacity may predict men's heart disease risk (Reuters Health) - The number of push-ups a man can do in the doctor's office may be a good predictor of his risk of developing heart disease in the coming years, new research suggests. State Highlights: Conn. Advocacy Group Aims To Give Undocumented Access To Health Insurance; Insurer Underpaid California Hospitals For ER Services, Jury Rules Media outlets report on news from Connecticut, California, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, New Hampshire, Texas, Wyoming, Minnesota, Georgia, Louisiana and Oregon.

Health Tip: Understanding Alopecia Areata Title: Health Tip: Understanding Alopecia AreataCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/14/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/14/2019 12:00:00 AM Asthma classes in school may help reduce attacks (Reuters Health) - School-age children with asthma who receive education on managing the condition may have fewer attacks, emergency room visits and hospitalizations than those who don't get such classes, a recent study suggests.

France suggests glyphosate exit could be even slower than planned Only half of France's farmland could do without glyphosate-based weed-killers by 2021, the country's farm minister suggested, further lowering an initial ambition to get rid of the controversial chemical by then. Longer Looks: School Shooters; Teen Vaping; And Measles Each week, KHN's Shefali Luthra finds interesting reads from around the Web.

Take a Step into Virtual Reality: Cybershoes GmbH Showcases Cybershoes®, a VR Accessory that Literally Lets You Walk Through Your Favorite VR Games Virtual reality enthusiasts can step into new worlds like never before with VR company Cybershoes GmbH, ( ), showcasing Cybershoes®, an affordable, innovative VR accessory that is worn on your feet, and allows you to literally walk, run or flee through virtual reality. The... Explainer: Low vaccination rates, global outbreaks fuel U.S. measles spread A measles outbreak that has stricken at least 225 people in New York state since October began with a traveler who visited Israel during the Jewish high holidays and returned to a predominantly ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighborhood of Rockland County.

Quiz: What are the errors in these sentences? PR pros must stay sharp on their grammar and AP style to avoid irking journalist partners. Can you spot all the mistakes? CIOs focus on proving IT's usefulness to drive adoption After spending billions of dollars on new technology solutions, healthcare leaders must figure out ways to ensure a solid return investment. Children's Health CIO Pamela Arora and Centura Health CIO Ken Lee explain their IT strategies for driving...

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VR flythrough helps surgeons, patients alike prepare for surgery At Hoag Hospital in California, the same technology is paying dividends for patient engagement and surgical outcomes. Money troubles tied to higher risk of heart disease for African-Americans (Reuters Health) - African-American adults who often struggle to pay bills may be more than twice as likely to develop heart disease than their counterparts who don't have much financial stress, a U.S. study suggests.

Desoxyn vs. Adderall Desoxyn (methamphetamine) and Adderall (amphetamine and dextroamphetamine salts) are central nervous system stimulants used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Desoxyn is also used to treat obesity after other diets or medications have been tried without successful weight Smart Life Finland programme for health and wellbeing to be launched in March Business Finland is setting up a four-year programme to support the country’s companies and research organisations create novel services for health and wellbeing and expand internationally, offering a total of €80m-€100m in funding for research, development and innovation projects. It is the agency’s second initiative in this space, following a programme that aims to create new opportunities for international business and innovation around individualised healthcare platforms.

Health Care’s First Cost Accounting Adoption Model Is Now Available Feb. 11—Amid an industrywide effort to better identify and reduce the cost of care, the HFMA-Strata L7 Cost Accounting Adoption Model, known as the L7 Model, was introduced this week.  Pumped Breast Milk Falls Short of Breastfed Version Title: Pumped Breast Milk Falls Short of Breastfed VersionCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/13/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/14/2019 12:00:00 AM

FDA Panel Backs Ketamine-like Drug for Depression Title: FDA Panel Backs Ketamine-like Drug for DepressionCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/14/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/14/2019 12:00:00 AM Killing it with crutches, athlete with spina bifida takes on extreme racing Misty Diaz showed no fear as she lined up for the Red Bull 400, a brutal foot race straight up the Olympic ski jump in Park City, Utah.

Female Anatomy May Play Big Role in Sperm's Success Title: Female Anatomy May Play Big Role in Sperm's SuccessCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/13/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/14/2019 12:00:00 AM Following Gene-Editing Scandal That Sparked Worldwide Outrage, WHO To Develop Global Ethics Standards For The Tech Chinese scientist He Jiankui shocked the world when he announced that he'd used gene-editing technology on human embroyos--crossing a line that many had looked at as uncrossable in terms of ethics. In response, the World Health Organization will be forming a committee to offer guidance on the technology.

A nursing home patient 'rotted to death' under nurses' care, Ohio attorney general says Current and former employees of an Ohio nursing facility are accused of mistreating two patients in their care, including one who died as a result of the nurses' actions, Attorney General Dave Yost said Thursday. Must-Reads Of The Week From Brianna Labuskes Newsletter editor Brianna Labuskes wades through hundreds of health articles from the week so you don’t have to.

New Justice Dept. policies, new AG may mute False Claims Act whistleblowers Healthcare industry groups have new hope that whistleblower cases will dwindle or even go away under new Attorney General William Barr. Feb 18-22: Most New ACOs to Face Higher Risk, Analyses Say Feb. 14—Most organizations applying by next week to launch accountable care organizations this summer may be required to take on higher levels of financial risk, according to two analyses.

Retail uses tech and data to engage its consumers — why can't healthcare? Humana's chief medical officer said that healthcare already has the tools it needs to anticipate patients' needs and close gaps in care. Walmart Adds 12th Center Of Excellence To Knee, Hip Surgery Network Walmart said Ochsner Health System will be the 12th healthcare provider in its Center of Excellence program for joint replacement surgeries for its workers.

How Social Media Can Advance Cancer Research Oncologists need to embrace social media to accelerate patient participation in cancer research. HIMSS 2019 Promises Healthcare Consumerization, Price Transparency & Interoperability This year, HIMSS19 calls not for a greater focus on technology and our health as a nation as it has in previous years, but instead, this year's conference theme “champions of health unite” puts an increasing emphasis on what matters most in healthcare: the patient.

Can We Repair The Brain? The Promise Of Stem Cell Technologies For Treating Parkinson's Disease Cell replacement may play an increasing role in alleviating the motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD) in future. Writing in a special supplement to the Journal of Parkinson's Disease, experts describe how newly developed stem cell technologies could be used to treat the disease and discuss the ... Hands Don't Spread HPV, Study Finds "Just because we detect HPV DNA in the hand doesn't necessarily mean the viral particles are viable or that there is enough to cause an infection," the study's lead author says.

Hydrate Right, Your Kidneys Will Thank You Title: Hydrate Right, Your Kidneys Will Thank YouCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/13/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/14/2019 12:00:00 AM Two Crises In One: As Drug Use Rises, So Does Syphilis A significant portion of syphilis transmission in heterosexuals occurs among people who use drugs, particularly methamphetamine, a new report shows. Public health officials warn that you can’t treat one problem without addressing the other.

Health Tip: What You Should Know About Antibiotics Title: Health Tip: What You Should Know About AntibioticsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/13/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/13/2019 12:00:00 AM Bladder Control Problems Bladder Control Problem

Customized Drug Interaction Alerts Address Alert Fatigue, Protect Patients For anyone who regularly uses a computer, the experience of clicking through multipage user agreements is a shared frustration. Being bombarded with too much information can lead to people ignoring vital material. Clinicians who use electronic health records can experience similar problems with dru... More young adults binge-drinking well into their 20s (Reuters Health) - More young men and women are binge-drinking into their mid- and late-20s today than a generation ago, increasing their risk of accidental injuries, deaths and a variety of chronic illnesses, researchers say.

Man Who Led FDA Team to Approve LASIK Now Says It Was a Mistake Morris Waxler, PhD, who led the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) team that approved LASIK in 1999, has since said that decision was a mistake and is pushing for more transparent warnings on the risks of the procedures and the number of adverse events. Teen Weight Loss Surgery Gaining Acceptance Twenty years ago, weight loss surgery for teenagers was seen as a risky last resort. But today, many doctors say that for some, the benefits outweigh the risks.

Medicare At 50 Act Targets Early Retirees The Medicare at 50 Act targets Americans who are nearing retirement or are forced to retire early due to layoffs, Democratic Senators said. Common weed killer glyphosate increases cancer risk by 41%, study says Glyphosate, an herbicide that remains the world's most ubiquitous weed killer, raises the cancer risk of those exposed to it by 41%, a new analysis says.

Blacks Gain, Still Have Highest Cancer Death Rate The number of black lives lost to cancer in the United States is falling, and at a faster rate than observed among white people. That's helping to close a decades-long "race gap" in cancer deaths. The cannabis industry has a number of 'tremendous' tailwinds: 'The Big Short's Danny Moses "I've never seen a sector have the political tailwinds, the economic tailwinds, and the wellness tailwinds that this sector potentially has," said legendary investor Danny Moses.

AI-based newborn eye disease screener closes $1.5M Series A round Pr3vent's non-invasive tool looks to catch ophthalmic conditions when kids are still young. ‘Stop Disease Before It Happens’: Government Plans To Roll Out Challenge For Private Investment In AI To Provide Better Health Care Adam Boehler, head of Medicare and Medicaid’s innovation institute, said significant financial awards will be given to the top submissions, but he declined to say how much money is being devoted to the program. In other news, Dr. Eric Topol says he's not impressed with what AI has done to progress health care.

AHA News: Are There Health Benefits From Chocolate? Title: AHA News: Are There Health Benefits From Chocolate?Category: Health NewsCreated: 2/12/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/13/2019 12:00:00 AM Merck to further study Keytruda in prostate cancer after early success Merck & Co Inc said on Thursday it was launching three late-stage studies for its cancer immunotherapy Keytruda as a combination treatment for prostate cancer after the drug showed anti-tumor activity in an early-stage trial.

Amazon abandons plan for NYC headquarters The online giant announced Thursday that it will not be building a headquarters in the Queens neighborhood of Long Island City in New York as it announced it would in November. Read More “They Made Me Feel Like A Person”: Palliative Care Counseling Changes Lives For Patients, Families The patients are not the only ones who receive care at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Counseling for the patients and their family members is an integral part of the UAB Center for Palliative and Supportive Care. The Palliative Psychology and Counseling Services program has provided more ...

Drinking two or more diet beverages a day linked to high risk of stroke, heart attacks Drinking two or more diet sodas a day is linked to an increased risk of stroke, heart attacks and early death in women over 50, a new study says. The risk was highest for obese and African American women. Does PTSD Really Harm Veterans' Hearts? Title: Does PTSD Really Harm Veterans' Hearts?Category: Health NewsCreated: 2/13/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/13/2019 12:00:00 AM

Health data aggregation, centralization platform 1upHealth scores $2.38M in seed funding The round was led by Eniac Ventures, Social Leverage and Meridian Street Capital.  The Medical Minute: Helping Caregivers Address Mental Health Concerns Caregiver jobs often come loaded with pressures. In fact, caregivers face a higher risk of developing a mental health disorder because of the stress that can accompany taking care of others. “It’s important for caregivers to care for themselves first so they can stay healthy enough to care for othe...