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In many states, pregnancy invalidates a woman's DNR (Reuters Health) - Most states have statutes that invalidate a woman's advance directive if she is pregnant, a U.S. study finds. And because those statutes are often not clearly outlined in the DNR form, women filling out an advance directive most likely would not know that it wouldn't apply if they were pregnant, researchers reported in JAMA. Clozaril vs. Klonopin Clozaril (clozapine) and Klonopin (clonazepam) are used to treat different psychiatric disorders.

Walgreens to implement 21-plus tobacco sales policy Walgreens will be implementing a chainwide policy requiring a shopper to be at least 21 years old to purchase tobacco products, effective Sept. 1. Read More 8 symptoms of a failing health care social media campaign These common mistakes can undermine all the creativity and energy you put into your online marketing. Identify them, and avoid them. Innovative healthcare marketing takes time, creativity, and dedication—and recognition of the potential missteps along the way. If you aren’t evaluating your efforts and expanding or recalibrating your strategy, then time and money are being […] The post 8 symptoms of a failing health care social media campaign appeared first on Health Care Communication News.

Babies Still Dying Due to Unsafe Sleep Practices Title: Babies Still Dying Due to Unsafe Sleep PracticesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/22/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/22/2019 12:00:00 AM World's first malaria vaccine to go to 360,000 African children Some 360,000 children a year in three African countries will receive the world's first malaria vaccine as part of a large-scale pilot project, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday.

Heart doctors recommend cardiac rehab for cancer patients (Reuters Health) - Cancer patients and survivors are often at high risk of heart disease, so heart and cancer doctors should consider providing cardio-oncology rehabilitation as patients move through their cancer treatment, the American Heart Association (AHA) urges in a new scientific statement. Viewpoints: Defunding Title X-Funded Health Centers Will Undermine Efforts To End HIV Crisis; Help The Homeless, Don’t Just Lock Them Up Opinion writers weigh in on these health topics and othe

Could Diabetes Drug Metformin Help Keep People Slim? Metformin doesn't seem to be particularly helpful for shedding pounds in the first place, though. Skipping Breakfast a Bad Move for Your Heart? More Americans than ever are opting out of a morning meal.

Walgreens to raise tobacco buying age to 21 in September amid FDA pressure The FDA put Walgreens "on notice" in February, accusing the pharmacy chain of violating rules that prohibit selling cigarettes and other tobacco products to underage buyers. FDA Approves First Device to Treat Children With ADHD Title: FDA Approves First Device to Treat Children With ADHDCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/22/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/22/2019 12:00:00 AM

Aveeno Haircare names Daphne Oz brand ambassador Aveeno Haircare, which features farm-to-shower inspired ingredients, named Emmy-winning television host, Daphne Oz its first-ever brand ambassador. Read More Asparagus: A Tasty Spring Veggie That Boosts Gut Health Title: Asparagus: A Tasty Spring Veggie That Boosts Gut HealthCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/22/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/22/2019 12:00:00 AM

10 tips for a killer content campaign Is your pushy ‘me, me, me’ marketing failing to bring results? Cull more promising leads through better content. You’ll build a partnership valuable to both parties. There’s a reason everybody’s talking about storytelling and narrative these days. You can use hard-sell tactics all day long in your copy, but your audience is likely to slip […] The post 10 tips for a killer content campaign appeared first on Health Care Communication News. With new investors, Forefront Telecare caps off its $15M Series A First announced in January, the behavioral telehealth provider's fundraise is set to expand its provider network as well as its market presence.

Gaming Doesn't Hamper Boys' Social Skills: Study In contrast, the more time a girl spent gaming at age 10, the more social interaction difficulties she experienced by age 12. FDA Clears First Device for Treating ADHD FDA Clears First Device for Treating ADHD

Walgreens, Rite Aid set minimum age to sell tobacco products at 21 years Drugstore retailers Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc and Rite Aid Corp will no longer sell tobacco products to customers who are below 21 years old, amid a crackdown on widespread teenage tobacco use. Many Teens Don't Know They Are Vaping Nicotine Title: Many Teens Don't Know They Are Vaping NicotineCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/22/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/22/2019 12:00:00 AM

Tessemae’s intros new line of dressings, condiments The Tessemae's Pantry collection consists of shelf-stable dressings, marinades and condiments, which come in seven new recipes. Read More Cogentin vs. Propranolol (Inderal, Innopran) Cogentin (benztropine mesylate) is an anti-Parkinson's agent and anticholinergic agent prescribed for treating the symptoms of Parkinson's disease. Propranolol is sometimes used to address tremors associated with Parkinson's Disease.

Clozaril vs. Abilify Clozaril (clozapine) and Abilify (aripiprazole) are antipsychotic medications used to treat severe schizophrenia. Centene’s Obamacare Enrollment Soars As WellCare Deal Faces Regulators Centene's profits from Obamacare and Medicaid continue to soar as it enters the regulatory process for its merger with WellCare Health Plans.

Amazon enables garage smart entry program for deliveries Amazon's Key for Garage enables customers to get deliveries in their garage through the integration of MyQ connected garage door opener technology from Chamberlain Group. Read More In Revised Opioid Lawsuit, Connecticut Describes Sackler Family Telling Doctors Addiction ‘Not Caused By Drugs’ Connecticut Attorney General William Tong said the new allegations “demonstrate the callous indifference” with which Stamford-based Purdue Pharma and its former president, Richard Sackler, approached their work. Other news on the opioid epidemic comes from Florida and Ohio, as well.

Medical Marijuana Use Rising Among Cancer Patients Title: Medical Marijuana Use Rising Among Cancer PatientsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/22/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/22/2019 12:00:00 AM AbbVie's Skyrizi drug to treat psoriasis wins U.S. approval AbbVie Inc said on Tuesday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved its Skyrizi drug as a treatment for plaque psoriasis at a time when its blockbuster psoriasis drug, Humira, faces patent pressures.

Some 156 people in 10 states infected with E. coli from ground beef: CDC A total of 156 people in 10 states have been infected with E. coli after eating tainted ground beef at home and in restaurants since the beginning of March, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Tuesday. 'Superbugs' Hang Out on Hospital Patients Title: 'Superbugs' Hang Out on Hospital PatientsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/19/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/22/2019 12:00:00 AM

What are the secrets to capturing an audience’s attention online? Enter PR Daily’s 2019 Digital PR & Social Media Awards to share your expertise. Your last chance to enter is May 3. The post What are the secrets to capturing an audience’s attention online? appeared first on Health Care Communication News. Tencent-backed China online healthcare venture raises $250 million China's Tencent Trusted Doctor, a venture backed by tech giant Tencent Holdings, said it has raised $250 million in a fundraising round, as investors pile into China's online private healthcare sector.

Ask What Will Happen if Endometriosis not Treated What Will Happen if Endometriosis Is not Treated? Health Tip: Improving Your Memory Title: Health Tip: Improving Your MemoryCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/22/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/22/2019 12:00:00 AM

Cogentin vs. Gocovri, Symmetrel Cogentin (benztropine mesylate) and Gocovri (amantadine extended release capsules) are anti-Parkinson's agents prescribed for treating the symptoms of Parkinson's disease. Strict Blood Pressure Limits for Kids Tied to Heart Health Later Title: Strict Blood Pressure Limits for Kids Tied to Heart Health LaterCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/22/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/22/2019 12:00:00 AM

REX Awards 2019: Generics This month, Drug Store News recognizes the cream of the crop of the generics industry with our Retail Excellence Awards. Read More Many 'Gen Xers' Despair as They Navigate Adulthood These new findings indicate that despair is pervasive throughout Generation X, affecting people regardless of their race, background or family income.

FDA Approves 1st Generic Nasal Spray Against Opioid Overdose Title: FDA Approves 1st Generic Nasal Spray Against Opioid OverdoseCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/19/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/22/2019 12:00:00 AM Will A Medicine Work For You? A Simple Test Might Tell - Pharmacogenetics Pharmacogenetic testing can help predict how doses of medicines need to be adjusted to avoid toxicity, as well as help guide drug development.

Medicare offers to partially raise payment for cancer CAR-Ts The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will slightly increase coverage for expensive CAR-T cell therapies administered at certain large hospitals, and is considering other ways to pay more for the cancer treatments, the agency said on Tuesday. Failing Architecture? Digital Twins to the Rescue! Traditional Business and IT Architectures Now Longer Matter. Digital Twins Can Make Them Important Business Guide P

Cogentin vs. Akineton Cogentin (benztropine mesylate) and Akineton (biperiden hydrochloride) are anti-Parkinson's agents and anticholinergic agents prescribed to treat symptoms of Parkinson's disease and related drug-induced side effects. There's a Downside to Vigorous Interval Training Title: There's a Downside to Vigorous Interval TrainingCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/21/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/22/2019 12:00:00 AM

Calling all leaders of the digital age Enter PR Daily’s 2019 Digital Marketing and Social Media Awards to showcase how your efforts were paramount in achieving outstanding success for your clients or organization. Keeping up with the breakneck pace of change in digital communications is no easy feat—but it’s essential if you want to reach the massive audiences on these crucial communications […] The post Calling all leaders of the digital age appeared first on Health Care Communication News. Babies Still Dying Due to Unsafe Sleep Practices While the rates of accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed are low, they're on the rise.

Do Hospitals Have Flu's Spread Under Control? Title: Do Hospitals Have Flu's Spread Under Control?Category: Health NewsCreated: 4/19/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/22/2019 12:00:00 AM Fertility Focus upgrades app, AI for runners and more digital health briefs Also: BetterPT, Clinicient team up on appointment scheduling; Innovaccer rolls out pediatric care management software.

Bellamy's Australia gets China regulatory nod for Victoria plant infant formula Bellamy's Australia said on Wednesday that the Chinese market regulator had released three approvals for the company's infant formula produced at its ViPlus Dairy plant in Victoria. Study: Speech recognition technology combined with AI could help detect PTSD In a recent study published in the journal of Depression and Anxiety, a voice-analyzing AI was able to detect, with 89% accuracy, if a subject presented with PTSD. 

Cogentin vs. Neurontin Cogentin (benztropine mesylate) and Neurontin (gabapentin) both affect the nerves and are prescribed to treat tremors caused by Parkinson's Disease. Walgreens raises age of tobacco sales to 21 after FDA pressure Walgreens Boost Alliance will no longer sell tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21 starting in September, in response to a FDA crackdown.

Amid FDA Crackdown, Walgreens Will Raise Age To 21 For Tobacco Purchases Walgreens will require tobacco purchasers to be at least 21 years old effective Sept. 1 of this year in a move to prevent young people from purchasing cigarettes and related tobacco products. Clozaril vs. Risperdal Clozaril (clozapine) and Risperdal (risperidone) are antipsychotic medications used to treat schizophrenia.

FDA Clears First Device for Treating ADHD The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted marketing authorization to NeuroSigma for its Monarch external trigeminal nerve stimulation (eTNS) system. It is the first device to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the agency announced. Rite Aid raises tobacco buying age to 21, following Walgreens' lead Rite Aid will raise the minimum age to buy tobacco products to 21 within the next 90 days, the company announced Tuesday.

Kansas Bill Requiring Clinics To Tell Patients About Abortion Reversal Medication Vetoed By Democratic Governor "This unwarranted legislation will create confusion and could be harmful to women's health," said Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly. However, the Legislature seems to have the votes to override the veto if lawmakers want to once they return from break. Abortion and family planning news comes out of Tennessee and New Hampshire, as well. Health Tip: Causes of Lightheadedness Title: Health Tip: Causes of LightheadednessCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/22/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/22/2019 12:00:00 AM

As Country Wages War On Largest Measles Outbreak In Decades, There’s Been Radio Silence From The White House President Donald Trump’s absence in the national conversation about the measles outbreaks has prompted some debate in the public health community about whether he should be playing a more active role. Meanwhile, another 71 cases were reported last week, bringing this year's total to 626. Despite Massive Carnage From Rout, There Are Signs That Investors Aren’t Panicked About Health Care Option prices for the $18.1 billion Health Care Select Sector SPDR Fund have increased over the past few days, diverging from those on the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust. But they’re not yet pricing in “an extreme level of fear that would be consistent with a capitulation in sentiment,” experts say. Meanwhile, despite all the volatility in the field, nearly all large health insurance companies gave their CEOs pay raises in 2018.

New Voice Analysis Technology May Take Tricky Guesswork Out Of Diagnosing PTSD While some veterans try to hide their symptoms of PTSD, a new voice analysis algorithm might help doctors spot and diagnosis those people who need care. “We thought the telling features would reflect agitated speech. In point of fact, when we saw the data, the features are flatter, more atonal speech. We were capturing the numbness that is so typical of PTSD patients," said Dr. Charles Marmar, a psychiatry professor at NYU. In other health and technology news: artificial intelligence, kids' screen time, apps and personal data, and an email breach. Cogentin vs. Benadryl Cogentin (benztropine mesylate) is prescribed for treating the symptoms of Parkinson's disease. Benadryl is sometimes prescribed for the treatment of mild Parkinsonism.

Former pharmaceutical company execs hit with drug trafficking charges Two former executives of a pharmaceutical distributor company are facing criminal drug trafficking charges on accusations of illegally distributing opioids and conspiring to defraud the US Drug Enforcement Administration, the first time distributors have been criminally charged with these crimes. Cogentin vs. Kemadrin Cogentin (benztropine mesylate) and Kemadrin (procyclidine hydrochloride) are anti-Parkinson's agents prescribed for treating the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and related drug-induced side effects.

A Serious Mental Health Crisis Is Turning Doctors To Drugs Today, a new report by the British Medical Association (BMA), the trade union that represents all doctors in the UK, has highlighted a serious mental health crisis within the medical profession. Clozaril vs. Seroquel Clozaril (clozapine) and Seroquel (quetiapine) are antipsychotic medications used to treat schizophrenia.

Americans get more sedentary as computer use surges (Reuters Health) - Most Americans spend at least two hours a day watching television or videos, and a new study suggests they're becoming more sedentary as they devote more remaining free time to sitting in front of computers. Computers, not TV, are to blame for increase in US sitting time, study says There's a key culprit in the battle against sitting. Time spent watching TV and videos has remained consistently high in the United States over the past 15 years, but time sitting at a computer has increased dramatically, new research finds.

FDA Approves First Device for Children With ADHD The pocket-sized device is for use at home while a child is sleeping. It's connected by wire to a small patch placed on the child's forehead above the eyebrows, CNN reported. Akorn gets FDA clearance for generic Lotemax Loteprednol etabonate ophthalmic suspension 0.5% had a market value of roughly $89 million for the 12 months ended February 2019, according to IQVIA data. Read More

Infographic: 10 ideas for stellar marketing videos You know you should be creating videos and tapping into online audiences with engaging clips, but you might not know where to start. Consider these approaches to get things rolling. It can be exhausting to create all the content for a robust social media presence, much less staying on top of SEO. Content marketing can […] The post Infographic: 10 ideas for stellar marketing videos appeared first on Health Care Communication News. State Highlights: Illinois Lawmakers Examine Bill That Prevents Steep ACA Price Hikes; California Police Back Measure To Prevent Fatal Shootings Media outlets report on news from Illinois, California, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Kansas and Texas.

GreatCall updates its personal fall detection device with 80-hour battery, 4G LTE The Lively Mobile Plus automatically connects aging seniors to emergency responders if it detects a fall. Pharma distributor Rochester Drug agrees to pay $20 million in first criminal opioid case The indictment marked the first-ever federal criminal charges against company executives for conspiring to illegally distribute opioids.

Teva stops testing its migraine drug as cluster headache treatment Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd said on Tuesday it would stop developing its migraine drug, Ajovy, for treating cluster headaches after the company found the treatment was unlikely to meet the main goal of a late-stage trial. Drinking water might help kids limit soda (Reuters Health) - One in five U.S. children and young adults don't drink any water at all on a typical day, and a new study suggests they consume almost twice as many calories from sodas and sugary drinks as young people who do drink water.

How to Make Your Workplace a Healthier One Title: How to Make Your Workplace a Healthier OneCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/22/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/22/2019 12:00:00 AM ask What Do They Do to See if Endometriosis What Do They Do to See if You Have Endometriosis?

Purdue's Sackler family wants global opioids settlement: Sackler lawyer Mary Jo White In rare public comments on behalf of the family that controls Purdue Pharma, lawyer Mary Jo White said why the family believed the litigation against them and their company is legally dubious, factually misleading and politically motivated. Many Dentists Not Equipped To Handle Patients With Unique Needs Like Those With Autism, Developmental Disorders Some patients with developmental disabilities are unable to endure even regular dental exams or cleanings without general anesthesia. But most dentists don’t offer it and getting insurance to cover it for routine dental work is often a struggle. In other public health news: sugary drinks, skipping breakfast and permanent daylight saving.

Alembic intros generic Vigamox Moxifloxacin ophthalmic solution is indicated for the treatment of bacterial conjunctivitis caused by susceptible infectious strains. Read More Aortic Valve Disease Does Its Damage Slowly Title: Aortic Valve Disease Does Its Damage SlowlyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/20/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/22/2019 12:00:00 AM

Government Officials Desperately Scour Country To Find Somewhere To Hold Detained Immigrants A national spotlight has been on the health and care of immigrants who are in U.S. custody, even as facilities face mounting pressure of an influx of detainees. In one initiative examined earlier this year, Department of Homeland Security officials looked at housing migrant children at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. Almost Half of Young Asthma Patients Misuse Inhalers Title: Almost Half of Young Asthma Patients Misuse InhalersCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/19/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/22/2019 12:00:00 AM

U.S. brings first criminal case against major drug distributor over opioids The U.S. government on Tuesday filed its first criminal charges against a major drug distributor and company executives over their alleged roles in fueling the nation's opioid epidemic by putting profits ahead of patients' safety. Tobacco company Philip Morris starts life insurance firm that offers discounts to smokers who quit Philip Morris International, the tobacco company that sells Marlboro cigarettes around the world, is getting into the life insurance business.

U.S. Set to Break Measles Cases Record Just a few months into the year, the United States is set to break an annual record for the number of measles cases. MyBite Vitamins, Real Ketones win DSN/ECRM Buyers’ Choice Awards MyBite Vitamins won the Drug Store News/ECRM Buyers Choice Award for its MyBite Vitamins Hers Multivitamin, and Real Ketones was a finalist for its Real Ketones Prime D+ product. Read More

Insurer sent $33,000 to a man struggling with addiction. He used the cash to go on a binge -- and died Jennifer Alba sifts through the boxes of photographs and documents. It's a collection of what once was, and what her life has become. A mother sorting through pain. Several new Medicare primary care payment models to launch in 2020 Medicare eventually hopes to pay 25% of fee-for-service physicians under one of five primary care models planned for launch in 2020.

UpSpring brings 2 digestive products to Target The company has introduced its Probiotic + Colostrum (Powder for Kids) and Babies, as well as Stomach Settle Nausea Relief Drops, to Target’s digestive health assortment. Read More Target recalls half a million wooden toy cars that pose a choking risk Target is voluntarily recalling nearly half a million Bullseye's Playground toys after four reports that the wheels can detach from the vehicles, posing a choking hazard to children, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission said. No injuries have been reported.

Employers May Stymie Advancement of Pregnant Women The different treatment of expectant women and men -- known as the "motherhood penalty" and the "fatherhood premium" -- has been documented in previous studies, but the researchers said this is the first one to show that women who feel unwelcome the workplace may decide to opt out. How AI Can Help Us Understand And Optimize Fertility Options Univfy uses AI to help women understand what their fertility odds are, not just in a particular clinic, but anywhere.

Ask Is Endometriosis a Cancer Is Endometriosis a Cancer? Americans Sit Way Too Much, But Exercise May Help In the U.S., total sitting time from 2007 to 2016 rose by about an hour a day, to 8.2 hours for teens and 6.4 hours for ad

Can Obesity Shrink Your Brain? Earlier this year, another study -- pulling from the same data source -- found that middle-aged adults with abdominal obesity tended to have less gray matter volume than their normal-weight counterparts. AHA News: After Family's Health Scare: 'We Had to Do This Together' Title: AHA News: After Family's Health Scare: 'We Had to Do This Together'Category: Health NewsCreated: 4/19/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/22/2019 12:00:00 AM

Heart Patients Pay the Price When Nearby Pharmacy Closes Title: Heart Patients Pay the Price When Nearby Pharmacy ClosesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/19/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/22/2019 12:00:00 AM Lawyers For Elizabeth Holmes Lament Sheer Enormity Of Documentation U.S. Has Compiled On Theranos Scandal At a hearing on Monday to set the date of a trial for Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes and her deputy Ramesh "Sunny" Balwani, Judge Edward J. Davila appeared sympathetic to the lawyers' plight. “It’s only millions of pages,” Davila said wryly. “What’s the problem?” Davila discussed the potential of a start in April of next year, but delayed the decision until July.

Medicaid expansion tied to positive gains for black babies A major part of the Affordable Care Act -- the expansion of the Medicaid program -- may play a role in shrinking the gap in premature birth and low birth weight between black and white infants born in the United States, according to a new study. How permanent daylight saving time and later school starts could affect health About 70 countries around the world nudge their clocks back and forth each year -- but some people want to "spring forward" permanently, citing health and other benefits.

Transgender U.S. adults have higher risk of poor health (Reuters Health) - Transgender adults may be more likely to have unhealthy habits and medical issues that negatively impact their quality of life than people whose gender identity matches what it says on their birth certificates, a U.S. study suggests. Adma Biologics gets FDA nod for Asceniv Adma Biologics expects to launch its intravenous immune globulin during the second half of 2019. Read More

Behavioral Disorders In Kids With Autism Linked To Reduced Brain Connectivity More than a quarter of children with autism spectrum disorder are also diagnosed with disruptive behavior disorders. For the first time, Yale researchers have identified a possible biological cause: a key mechanism that regulates emotion functions differently in the brains of the children who exhibi... 5 guidelines for exceptional livestreaming Get creative with your content, prioritize relevant, helpful pieces, and make sure that Wi-Fi signal is strong before mashing ‘record.’ Video livestreaming has moved quickly from a fun fad to a full-blown marketing strategy. It’s an inexpensive, quick, easy way for companies to produce engaging, highly personalized content. Consumers also seem to enjoy it. One study found that […] The post 5 guidelines for exceptional livestreaming appeared first on Health Care Communication News.

We're losing the war on climate change For years now, people like environmentalist and journalist Bill McKibben have been screaming from the treetops that we need a World War II-scale mobilization to fight the scourge of climate change. Can AI Help Doctors Treat Depression? These Startups Think So To tackle depression and anxiety, startups are coming out with a range of AI-based tools designed to help psychiatrists and family doctors optimize care sooner.

Merck's Keytruda wins FDA approval as combination therapy for kidney cancer The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Merck & Co Inc's cancer therapy, Keytruda, as part of a combination therapy for previously untreated patients with the most common type of kidney cancer, the company said on Monday. Viewpoints: If Only U.S. Health Policy Was This Good; Why Didn’t People Care About Opioid Epidemic Until It Hit White, Middle-Class America? Opinion writers weigh in on these health topics and others.

Soft bedding top cause of suffocation death for sleeping babies in U.S. (Reuters Health) - Most sleep-related suffocation deaths among babies less than one year old happen because infants' airways got blocked by things like pillows, blankets, couch cushions or adult mattresses, a U.S. study suggests. On-Chip Drug Screening For Identifying Antibiotic Interactions In Eight Hours A KAIST research team developed a microfluidic-based drug screening chip that identifies synergistic interactions between two antibiotics in eight hours. This chip can be a cell-based drug screening platform for exploring critical pharmacological patterns of antibiotic interactions, along with poten...

Humana: ‘Unhealthy Days’ For Seniors Drop As Social Determinants Screened Humana said Medicare Advantage enrollees in cities where they are screened for social determinants of health have seen a 2.7% reduction in their unhealthy days since 2015. FDA OKs Generic Nasal Spray for Opioid Overdose The FDA is also considering whether naloxone should be routinely prescribed along with all or some opioid prescriptions in order to reduce the risk of overdose.

U.S. records 71 new measles cases in week as outbreak spreads The United States recorded 71 new measles cases last week, a 13 percent increase as the country faces its second-worst outbreak of the disease in almost two decades, federal health officials said on Monday. Drinking water linked to fewer sugary drinks -- and calories -- in kids Children and teens who drink water are less likely to consume sugary beverages throughout the day, according to a new study.

Skipping breakfast tied to higher risk of heart-related death, study finds Whether you eat breakfast might be linked with your risk of dying early from cardiovascular disease, according to a new study. Don’t miss the PR Daily 2019 Media Relations Awards deadline Enter your best media pitches, campaigns and more. The extended deadline is April 24. The post Don’t miss the PR Daily 2019 Media Relations Awards deadline appeared first on Health Care Communication News.

New Pediatric Blood Pressure Guidelines Identify More Kids At Higher Risk Of Premature Heart Disease New guidelines that classified more children as having elevated blood pressure are better at predicting which kids are likely to develop heart disease when they reach adulthood, according to new research in the American Heart Association's journal Hypertension. The guidelines were issued by the Amer... Depression, smoking cessation apps fall short on privacy and data sharing transparency Researchers found that 33 out of the 36 apps studied shared data with third parties. However, around half of those apps failed to properly disclose the transmission policy. 

Medicare hospital fund reserves likely to be exhausted in 2026: U.S. report Medicare's hospital insurance fund will be depleted in 2026, as previously forecast, and Social Security program costs are likely to exceed total income in 2020 for the first time since 1982, according to a government report released on Monday. North Carolina May Finally Let Women Revoke Consent During Sex For years, legislators have declined to close a harmful loophole in state sexual assault laws, but advocates say 2019 could be the year that no means no in North Carolina.

Enlightened debuts dairy-free, low-calorie bars Enlightened unveiled its new collection of dairy-free bars, which are available in salted caramel, mint chip, mocha chocolate chip, monkey business, and peanut butter and jelly flavors. Read More Study Highlights Global Burden Of Emergency Diseases And Conditions In 2015, about half of the world’s 28 million human deaths were the result of medical emergencies, with the bulk of the burden borne by poorer nations, according to a statistical analysis of information from nearly 200 countries by a Johns Hopkins Medicine researcher. The analysis, described in Apri...

Surgical support software maker ExplORer raises $5M ExplORer Surgical's platform offers support for providers and medical device makers alike. NHS trust expands use of robot technology for medicine dispensing The trial was initially launched at the Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust last year. 

Walgreens kicks off Red Nose Day with Everyday Heroes For the fifth year in a row, Walgreens is supporting Red Nose Day with the help of its Everyday Heroes squad who helped kick off celebrations on retail shelves. Read More Babies Still Dying Due to Unsafe Sleep Practices While the rates of accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed are low, they're on the rise.

Priority Review Vouchers Have Helped To Improve Access To Drugs Targeting Neglected Diseases Criticism of the Priority Review Voucher (PRV) program has been directed at the lack of requirements for a developed drug to be novel, and to be made affordable. A growing number of novel treatments with post-marketing access plans in place appear to be addressing critics' concerns. State Highlights: Washington State Lawmaker Angers Rural Nurses, Saying They Probably Play Cards; 10 Mass. Health Systems Become Partners, Save Millions Media outlets report on news from Washington, Massachusetts, Idaho, Utah, Florida, Ohio, Iowa, Wisconsin, Missouri, California, Colorado and New Hampshire.

FDA Approves First Device for Children With ADHD The pocket-sized device is for use at home while a child is sleeping. It's connected by wire to a small patch placed on the child's forehead above the eyebrows, CNN reported. Alembic launches generic Xylocaine Lidocaine is indicated for production of anesthesia of accessible mucous membranes of the oropharynx. Read More

Virtual, brick-and-mortar combination fertility focused startup Kindbody raises $15M RRE Ventures and Perceptive Advisors led the round with participation from Green D Ventures, Trail Mix Ventures and Winklevoss Capital.  People With Heart Disease At Risk When Pharmacies Close New research from the University of Illinois at Chicago shows that when pharmacies close, people stop taking widely used heart medications — like statins, beta-blockers and oral anticoagulants — that have known cardiovascular and survival benefits. The researchers, led by UIC’s Dima Qato, report th...

Alembic launches generic Cialis Tadalafil tablets are indicated for the treatment of erectile dysfunction and benign prostatic hyperplasia. Read More Nurses Recognizing the Importance of Earth Day Happy Earth Day! In the midst of this climate crisis it is important to take some moments to celebrate the earth. I like to do so by hiking in the Camden Hills on the coast of Maine. Over the last year, many cities and states have taken the lead in addressing climate change. I know [...] The post Nurses Recognizing the Importance of Earth Day appeared first on Off the Charts.

Updated pediatric blood pressure guidelines catch more kids at risk for heart disease (Reuters Health) - Pediatric blood pressure guideline changes issued in 2017 increase the number of children diagnosed with high blood pressure, a new study finds. As U.S. Population Ages, Hospitals Begin Creating Emergency Rooms Designed To Better Suit Older Patients’ Unique Needs “There’s a growing awareness that the traditional design of emergency-department care isn’t well suited to frail, older adults,” says Kevin J. Biese, an emergency-medicine physician who heads the new Geriatric ED Accreditation Board of the American College of Emergency Physicians.

Ending siloed medical software is a joint responsibility Although providers and vendors have fallen short so far, each will need to cooperate if new healthcare technologies are to proliferate. Why Science Can't Seem to Tell Us How to Eat Right Who is to blame for the average person’s jaded palate when it comes to foods that supposedly are or are not “healthy”? Like many things food-related, it depends on whom you ask.

Researchers Use Gene Editing With CRISPR To Treat Lethal Lung Diseases Before Birth Using CRISPR gene editing, a team from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Penn Medicine have thwarted a lethal lung disease in an animal model in which a harmful mutation causes death within hours after birth. This proof-of-concept study, published today in Science Translational Medicine... Decline In Measles Vaccination Is Causing A Preventable Global Resurgence Of The Disease In 2000, measles was declared to be eliminated in the United States, when no sustained transmission of the virus was seen in this country for more than 12 months. Today, however, the United States and many other countries that had also eliminated the disease are experiencing concerning outbreaks of ...

Advocates Gather In Montgomery To Be The Voice For Suicide Prevention Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States and the 11th leading cause of death in Alabama. On Wednesday, April 24, advocates from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), the largest suicide prevention organization in the United States, will arrive at the state c... Walmart, Sam’s Club campaign aids hunger relief efforts Walmart and Sam’s Club are kicking off their sixth annual “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” campaign, which looks to raise awareness about the ongoing hunger issue. Read More

Drug Distributors’ Role In Opioid Crisis Has Flown Under Radar, But A Reckoning Could Be Fast Approaching As the financial muscle behind the opioid epidemic, drug distributors rank among the largest American companies by revenue, with the three leading companies distributing more than 90 percent of the nation’s drug and medical supplies. They've faced numerous accusations that they deliberately circumnavigated regulators in favor of profit. Now, in what could be a test case, the United States attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York and the DEA are wrapping up an investigation that appears likely to result in the first criminal case involving a major opioid distributor. In other news on the crisis: generic nasal spray for overdoses, involuntary commitment for addiction treatment, arrests, and disappointing news for a novel pain drug. The Flu Season That Just Won’t End: Second Viral Wave Is Pushing Otherwise Mild Year Into The Record Books The current season began the week of Thanksgiving, a typical start time, but in mid-February, a nastier strain started causing more illnesses and driving up hospitalizations. In other public health news: over-treatment, suicide, exercise, depression, cholesterol, autism, abuse, and more.

Infographic: 7 common blog errors to avoid Blog content is essential for building SEO, developing your reputation within the industry and educating new customers. Be wary of the missteps that can undermine your efforts. Are you wearing yourself out trying to publish new content every day? This infographic from Who is Hosting This argues that burning out your writing staff to maintain […] The post Infographic: 7 common blog errors to avoid appeared first on Health Care Communication News. Debunking The Myths And Reality Of Artificial Intelligence In this article, we debunk key AI myths and misunderstandings that are distracting organizations and derailing many AI initiatives. We recommend practical solutions to accelerate AI adoption with fewer risks and maximum transformative effects on current and future business and workforce.

Novel Antibody May Suppress HIV For Up To Four Months Regular infusions of an antibody that blocks the HIV binding site on human immune cells may have suppressed levels of HIV for up to four months in people undergoing a short-term pause in their antiretroviral therapy (ART) regimens, according to a report published online today in The New England Jour... Measles nears record in US as the disease spreads in New York The CDC confirmed 71 new cases of measles last week, bringing the total for the year to 626 cases. In 2010, the worst year on record since measles was said to be eradicated in the U.S., the CDC confirmed 667 cases.

Overlooked Molecular Machine In Cell Nucleus May Hold Key To Treating Aggressive Leukemia Many individuals forced to fight an exceptionally aggressive form of the blood cancer acute myeloid leukemia (AML) don’t survive more than five years. The only cure—a bone marrow transplant—often isn’t suitable for these very sick patients. Now, an international team of scientists report in Nature C... AI Startup Zebra Medical Vision Enlists Deep Learning To Save Lives Zebra Medical Vision is helping doctors make the right decisions by developing deep learning algorithms for interpretation of medical images, working with data and research partners to train the algorithms and validate their efficacy, and integrating with the workflow of practicing radiologists.

Since Columbine, Millions Spent On ‘Hardening’ Schools, But That Has Done Little To Ease Fears Mass shootings at schools remain rare, but the threat of one keeps America in its grips. Experts caution that schools should avoid over-preparing for mass shootings and should instead focus on more typical threats to students’ safety, such as mental health issues and family trauma. US inches closer to measles record, with more than 600 cases reported There have been 626 cases of measles reported in the United States this year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That's 71 more than the agency reported last week in its weekly update.

Infographic: Green hospitals in the U.S. Saving lives and saving the planet can be part of the same goal. Progressive hospitals focus on more than patient care. Energy efficiency, reducing waste and costs, and leaving a lower carbon footprint are also priorities for hospitals worldwide. Check out this infographic to learn some of the environmentally friendly features of the greenest medical facilities in […] The post Infographic: Green hospitals in the U.S. appeared first on Health Care Communication News. Why State Senator Walsh Said Nurses 'Play Cards For A Considerable Amount Of The Day' Here is what Washington State Senator Maureen Walsh (R) said about a bill that would mandate uninterrupted meal and rest periods for nurse

For Better And Worse, Could Banking Become Like Healthcare? There are three ways banking could become like healthcare--and two out of three would be for the better. Swine fever will hurt Brazil soy exports, lift China meat sales: minister Brazilian soy exports to China will definitely decline this year as African swine fever in the world's No. 2 economy cuts demand for the animal feed, but potential growth in meat exports would offset this, Brazil's agriculture minister said on Monday.

Study Suggests Overdiagnosis Of Schizophrenia In a small study of patients referred to the Johns Hopkins Early Psychosis Intervention Clinic (EPIC), Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report that about half the people referred to the clinic with a schizophrenia diagnosis didn’t actually have schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe and... Older Adults Starting Dialysis Die At Higher Rates Than Previously Thought Older adults with end-stage kidney disease who start dialysis--a treatment that keeps their blood free of toxins--appear to die at higher rates than previously thought, according to findings of a new study by researchers at Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Veterans Affairs Bosto...

How The Bidens Earned More Than $3 Million While They Were In The White House The Bidens made over $3 million while Joe Biden served as vice president. What Vascular Surgeons Wish Patients Knew About Their Circulation Many patients meet a vascular surgeon for the first time when they need to have surgery. There's no time for an anatomy lesson; it's time to make a medical decision. But quite a few of those patients might never have needed that surgery if they had known more about how the body's amazing system of ...

Sunday Riley takes to the friendly skies Sunday Riley partnered with United Airlines on amenity kits for those using the airline's United Polaris lounges and United Club locations. Read More Tufts, Eskenazi to investigate blood clot wearable, Australian university using Coviu's telehealth tech in class and more digital health deals Also: Sutter Health, UPMC, DNAnexus launch genomic multiple sclerosis study; Health iPass joins athenahealth's Marketplace.

Many Accidental Suffocation Deaths In Infants Entirely Preventable With Better Education Efforts For Families Many parents think what they're doing is safe and OK, until they lose their baby. “It is very, very distressing that in the U.S. we’re just seeing this resistance, or persistence of these high numbers,” said Dr. Fern Hauck, a University of Virginia expert in infant deaths. In other maternal and child health news: postpartum depression and commuting while pregnant. Girl's deadly reaction to toothpaste is extremely rare, allergist reminds parents Monique Altamirano's 11-year-old daughter, Denise Saldate, died of a severe allergic reaction to toothpaste, she told Allergic Living.

Voice analysis software may help diagnose PTSD in veterans (Reuters Health) - Voice analysis software can help detect post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in veterans based on their speech, a study suggests. Bed Bath & Beyond overhauls its board Bed Bath & Beyond announced that co-founders and co-chairmen Warren Eisenberg and Leonard Feinstein will retire and five independent directors will step down, effective May 1. Read More

FDA approves multiple Letairis generics, related REMS programs The Food and Drug Administration's approval of Ambrientan generics and their REMS programs provide patients with additional products to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension. Read More Everspring’s sustainable collection hits Target shelves Everspring, which was developed by Target's internal design team, contains household products formulated with components that are derived from plants and other renewable materials. Read More

Northwell Health Opens Emergency Telepsychiatry Hub, Reducing ER wait Times Northwell Health on Thursday will be opening an Emergency Telepsychiatry Hub that provides remote, around-the-clock consultations for mental health patients in crisis coming to the health system's emergency departments (ED) throughout New York City, Long Island and Westchester County. Telepsychia... What are the secrets to capturing an audience’s attention online? Enter PR Daily’s 2019 Digital PR & Social Media Awards to share your expertise. Your last chance to enter is May 3. The post What are the secrets to capturing an audience’s attention online? appeared first on Health Care Communication News.

The Woman Who Nearly Died Ten Times To Defeat Depression A new book tells the story of the extreme lengths one woman went to overcome her treatment-resistant depression – participating in an experimental therapy that brought her to near-brain death multiple times. Jewish nurses debunk anti-vaxxer misinformation as measles spreads in NYC's ultra-Orthodox community A group Jewish nurses is disputing a handbook that health officials say is fueling a measles outbreak in the ultra-Orthodox community.

What ESPN Has To Do With Improving Health Here are four problems that ESPN is trying to address. London's Culture Of Beauty Technology Today How does new technology and social media affect our growing obsession with self-improvement, wellness and beauty?

Why Sen. Walsh Said Nurses 'Play Cards For A Considerable Amount Of The Day' Here is what Washington State Senator Maureen Walsh (R) said about a bill that would mandate uninterrupted meal and rest periods for nurse Marijuana Users Gain Less Weight Than Non-Users Despite The Munchies, Study Suggests Despite the calorie-cramming power of the munchies, could marijuana users have an edge when it comes to weight gain compared to non-users?

Health and education start-ups say recruiting has gotten easier in wake of Facebook, Google scandals Traditionally, it's been a huge challenge for health-tech and ed-tech companies to recruit tech talent from Facebook, Google and the other big tech companies. WannaCry Hero Marcus Hutchins Pleads Guilty To Creating Banking Malware WannaCry hero, Marcus Hutchins, pleads guilty to creating and distributing banking malware and reignites the debate about the role of black hat hackers in the cybersecurity industry.

China draws up tighter rules on human gene and embryo trials: Xinhua China's top legislature will consider tougher rules on research involving human genes and embryos, the first such move since a Chinese scientist sparked controversy last year by announcing he had made the world's first "gene-edited" babies. Hacking Darwin: The Ultimate Guide To 21st Century Sex Education Will those who choose to conceive the old fashioned way will be shunned for carelessly leaving the important process of evolution to natural selection? Will this mean the end of disease, a democratization of innate talents, and the ubiquity of broad shoulders, thin waists and great hair?

A peep into the history of Easter's marshmallow icon Easter is a popular time for America's bunny- and chick-shaped marshmallows friends known as Peeps. Every day, about 5.5 million Peeps are produced, roughly 2 billion a year. In Medicare-For-All Debate, Insurers Bet They're Loved More Than Bernie Amid Medicare for All debate, health insurance companies are touting their growing businesses and surveys showing consumer support.

FDA OKs first medical device to treat ADHD in children The first medical device to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, was approved Friday by the Food and Drug Administration. Instead of medication, the device delivers a low-level electrical stimulation to the parts of the brain that regulate emotion, behavior and attention. China finds more cases of African swine fever on Hainan island China has detected new cases of African swine fever in six farms across four locations in Hainan province, the agriculture ministry said on Sunday, adding to two earlier cases of the contagious disease identified in the province on Friday.

Weed supporters are celebrating this 420 as legalization gains momentum Marijuana is now legal in 10 states and Washington, D.C. A handful of states are actively considering allowing adult recreational use. Talking to a therapist through Alexa could make mental health care more accessible For many people who struggle with anxiety and depression, it's a huge challenge to find a therapist they can afford. Now, a growing group of apps, including Talkspace and The Difference, are using technology to improve access.

Anora: The Smart Glove Helping The Blind Nikola Krstic, a graduate from the Electrical Engineering School in Belgrade, has created a smart glove prototype called Anora- that helps the blind and visually impaired move unaided without a service dog or white cane. What Is The Number One Killer Of People Ages 5 to 29? It is the ninth leading cause of death overall globally and resulted in about 1.35 million people dying in 2016 alone.

Here's what it feels like to be blind in my mind — a condition called 'aphantasia' I can't visualize images, and I recently learned that there's a term for people who experience the world that way: Aphantasia. What school threats and lockdowns are doing to a generation of children Schools across the country are facing the possibility of security threats. Many have plans in place and run drills to prepare for the unthinkable. But lockdown drills and the constant discussion of danger can confuse and traumatize children. And it doesn't necessarily make them safer.

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If UnitedHealth Doesn’t Get Magellan, It Fits Anthem’s Services Strategy Anthem and UnitedHealth Group are reportedly interested in acquiring Magellan Health to bolster their pharmacy benefits and health services businesses. Ask What Exercise Burns the Most Belly Fat What Exercise Burns the Most Belly Fat?

'Superbugs' Hang Out on Hospital Patients In the study, researchers tested 399 hospital patients and found that 14% had superbugs on their hands or nostrils right after admission. Superbugs were also found on items commonly touched by patients, such as the nurse call button, in nearly one-third of tests. Walgreens, SmileDirectClub partner on SmileShop pilot The two companies have teamed up to test SmileShops within four Walgreens stores in four markets — Tampa, Fla.; Orlando, Fla.; Cleveland, Ohio; and Tempe, Ariz. Read More

Second death in Novartis gene therapy trials under investigation Novartis AG, which this week announced positive interim trial results for its experimental gene therapy for spinal muscular atrophy, on Friday said investigation is underway into whether a second trial death could be related to the treatment. No 'One-Size-Fits-All' Diet for Diabetics, Expert Panel Says Title: No 'One-Size-Fits-All' Diet for Diabetics, Expert Panel SaysCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/18/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/19/2019 12:00:00 AM