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Viruses May Play a Role in Alzheimer's Disease: NIH Analysis of large data sets from post-mortem brain samples of people with and without Alzheimer's disease has revealed new evidence that viral species, particularly herpesviruses, may have a role in Alzheimer's disease biology. Florida Teen First Human Case of Mosquito-Borne Virus The first confirmed human case of Keystone virus has been diagnosed in a Florida teen, but it's likely that infection with the mosquito-borne disease is common among state residents, researchers report.

'Smart Stent' Detects Narrowing Of Arteries For every three individuals who have had a stent implanted to keep clogged arteries open and prevent a heart attack, at least one will experience restenosis--the renewed narrowing of the artery due to plaque buildup or scarring--which can lead to additional complications. Now, a team led by UBC ele... Viruses May Play a Role in Alzheimer's Disease Viruses May Play a Role in Alzheimer's Disease: NIH

Betsy DeVos has scuttled more than 1,200 civil rights probes inherited from Obama ProPublica analysis shows that the Trump administration is less likely than its predecessor to find wrongdoing by school districts on a variety of issues including racial and sexual harassment. 30 jobs in the PR and marketing world Freshen up your self-focused photography skills for this week’s featured position. Plus, check out our roundup of other current openings.

New Medicare funding model for nurse training could fill gaps in care Nurse practitioners provide an increasing proportion of primary care, but how Medicare pays for nurse training is based on formulas that predate the existence of most advanced practice programs. 70 Sickened So Far in Salmonella-Tainted Melon Outbreak Title: 70 Sickened So Far in Salmonella-Tainted Melon OutbreakCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/20/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/21/2018 12:00:00 AM

Tips to Keep From Overeating at Party Time Title: Tips to Keep From Overeating at Party TimeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/21/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/21/2018 12:00:00 AM Israel's UroGen to start mid-stage bladder cancer trial RAANANA, Israel (Reuters) - Israel's UroGen Pharma plans to begin a mid-stage trial of its treatment for bladder cancer patients in August, after positive interim results last month from an advanced trial of a treatment for upper urinary tract cancer.

Why some women are adopting Tom Brady's anti-inflammatory diet Some women are adopting the Tom Brady diet to fight anti-inflammatory diseases such as arthritis. Planned Parenthood looks to prevent Title X funding changes in court Planned Parenthood and the National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association asked a federal judge to stop HHS from changing its funding strategy for Title X grants. They argued the change was illegal as it was not done through a...

Risk Level For Harmful Chemicals In Drinking Water Needs To Be 7-to-10 Times Lower Than EPA Recommended, Study Finds “This study confirms that the EPA’s guidelines for PFAS levels in drinking water woefully underestimate risks to human health,” said Olga Naidenko, senior science adviser at the Environmental Working Group. Other news on the safety of drinking water comes from New York and Cleveland. 10% of Doctors Sexually Harassed in Last 3 Years Among doctors who had been harassed, 47% said another doctor harassed them; 16% said they were harassed by nurses.

The Trump Administration's Squeeze On Affordable Health Insurance For 50- To 64-Year-Olds Trump's three-pronged effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act will make health insurance unaffordable for many 50-64 year-olds. Diabetes defeated by diet: New fresh-food prescriptions are beating pricey drugs Diet-based approaches to diabetes prevention and treatment include fresh-food prescriptions rather than drugs alone.

Providers File Suit Against Virginia’s Restrictive Abortion Laws, Pointing To 2016 Supreme Court Ruling The groups are challenging laws that say only doctors can perform abortions and that second-trimester abortions be performed in a hospital, which they argue are unconstitutional based on the Supreme Court's 2016 ruling in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt. The Medical Minute: Ways To Promote Healthy Summer Sleep Routines For Your Family The lazy days of summer can be peaceful and relaxing, but they can also wreak havoc on your body’s internal clock. Longer days, evening outdoors activities and a lack of school the next morning can throw even the most conscientious family’s sleep schedules out of whack. Dr. Cheryl Tierney, chief of...

India sees sharp fall in heat wave deaths It's not about technology; it's about culture Lucien Engelen, director of the Radboud Innovation Center in the Netherlands, says effective adoption of new technology in healthcare often depends on understanding that it is only part of what drives better patient care.

Sunscreen 101: Your guide to summer sun protection and sunburn care 10 Reasons Why Employers -- And New Ventures -- Won't 'Disrupt' U.S. Healthcare While they are often high-profile and stir the imagination, new ventures - including the one announced earlier this year by Amazon, Berkshire and JPMorgan Chase - won't disrupt U.S. healthcare.

Oscar Health to sell Obamacare plans in 6 new markets next year New York-based Oscar is bringing its narrow-network exchange plans to Florida, Arizona and Michigan, as well as new metro areas in three states where it already offers insurance, including Ohio, Tennessee and Texas. Russia's Cherkizovo says Bird flu detected at its poultry farm - MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian meat producer Cherkizovo said on Thursday bird flu was detected at its poultry farm in Penza region.

More Evidence That Vaping May Help Some Smokers Quit Title: More Evidence That Vaping May Help Some Smokers QuitCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/21/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/21/2018 12:00:00 AM White House proposes HHS restructuring and renaming to consolidate welfare programs The Trump administration's proposed federal agency reorganization is part of its effort to link popular means-tested entitlement programs such as Medicaid and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program to cash assistance programs.

Helping Pediatric Cancer Survivors Better Understand Late Effects From Treatment Facing pediatric cancer as a patient or caregiver is challenging enough, but to understand the impact of the late effects of treatment is equally challenging to this population. That is why Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey consistently educates childhood cancer survivors about this topic thro... Texas Lawmakers Push For Answers About Medicaid Program’s Failure To Care For Medically Vulnerable Patients The state's managed care program is in the spotlight after it was reported that high costs that would not have been reimbursed prevented it from providing important care and services. Other Medicaid news comes from Connecticut and Indiana.

Health Tip: Understanding Mono Title: Health Tip: Understanding MonoCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/21/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/21/2018 12:00:00 AM For Healthcare Incumbents, Naming Atul Gawande To Lead Health Nonprofit Is A Relief It's not that Gawande is not the perfect person for the job, but that choosing him gives the clearest indication yet of what the job will actually be

Oscar to expand individual health insurance to more states NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oscar Health, which began selling individual health insurance in New York for the 2014 launch of the Obamacare exchanges, on Thursday announced plans to expand into Florida, Michigan and Arizona next year, even as the Trump administration seeks to undercut that marketplace with cheaper insurance products. A Dissident Emerges In Pennsylvania's Opioid Litigation, Claims Its Case Has Been Highjacked Not everyone is happy that lawsuits by Pennsylvania counties and unions against Purdue Pharma and other makers of prescription opioids have been consolidated.

New Medicare Model Produces Expert Nurses To Address Shortage Of Primary Care Nurse practitioners (NPs) are providing an increasing proportion of primary care, which is in short supply in many areas of the country. NPs deliver quality care in retail clinics, community health centers, rural clinics, and in primary care and specialty medical practices. In an article published i... Perspectives: Trump Needs To Take More Steps To Bring An End To Inhumane Treatment Of Immigrant Children Opinion writers express views about the impact of the administration's zero-tolerance policy on children's health.

No Scientific Evidence That Probiotics Improve Anxiety Symptoms In Humans, Finds Study Probiotics are one of the hottest nutritional products around, but a new study finds zero proof that they're effective for treating anxiety symptoms in humans. On Cannibals And Cardiologists If you derive benefit from finding cannibals then you will find more cannibals, and if you derive benefit from finding and treating heart disease then you will find and treat more heart disease.

Dr. Gupta: After all my years of reporting, this still haunts me Most of the time when you hear me talking about food, I am talking about the food we eat. But a few years ago, I realized I needed to talk more about the food we DON'T eat. Lyme Disease Cases Among Children Are On The Rise In Western Pennsylvania Lyme disease cases among children are on the rise in western Pennsylvania, according to researchers from Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. The findings are published online in Clinical Infectious Diseases. Lyme disease is the most common vector-borne infection in the United States and th...

Viewpoints: Tax Law Changes Are Already Undermining Health Law, Causing Prices To Jump Editorial pages focus on changes impacting the health law and other health care issues. U.S. medical device firm electroCore IPO price set at $15 per share (Reuters) - U.S. medical device maker electroCore Llc's initial public offering is expected to price at $15 per share, Chief Executive Officer Frank Amato told Reuters on Thursday.

TB Vaccine Linked to Better Type 1 Diabetes Control A little more than three years after getting two tuberculosis shots four weeks apart, about 50 people with type 1 diabetes saw their long-term average blood sugar levels drop significantly -- and for at least five years. What A Pain: The iPad Neck Plagues Women More The answer is likely yes — especially if you're a young adult or a woman. "iPad neck" — persistent pain in the neck and upper shoulders caused by slouching or bending into extreme positions while using tablet computers — is a growing problem among Americans, according to a new UNLV study. Findings...

Oscar Health doubles down on Obamacare exchanges for 2019 For the fourth straight year, Oscar Health plans to expand Obamacare coverage. Putting The Brakes On Metastatic Cancer A groundbreaking discovery by University of Alberta researchers has identified previously unknown therapeutic targets that could be key to preventing the spread of cancer. In a new study published in Nature Communications, the team found that by inhibiting several newly identified gene targets they...

Newer Flu Vaccine Only Slight More Effective in Seniors: FDA Title: Newer Flu Vaccine Only Slight More Effective in Seniors: FDACategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/21/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/21/2018 12:00:00 AM Not Until Cairo: A Flight Nursing Tale Worsening signs. The author’s flight path circled the globe The cabin of the Learjet is dark, the heart monitor a metronome over the drone of the engines and pulse of the mechanical ventilator. I’ve been watching my patient’s cardiac rhythm, with ominous hackles rising on the back of my neck while my partner [...] The post Not Until Cairo: A Flight Nursing Tale appeared first on Off the Charts.

Are your infographics, videos and articles unforgettable? Don’t miss the next 2018 Content Marketing Awards deadline. The final deadline is June 27. CVS Health CEO Larry Merlo: Confident Aetna deal will close later this year CVS Health CEO Larry Merlo tells CNBC's Bertha Coombs he expects to close the $69 billion deal to buy Aetna later this year.

Koko, the gorilla who mastered sign language, has died Koko, the gorilla who mastered sign language and showed the world what great apes can do, has died. Novo's pioneering diabetes pill beats Victoza, Januvia in tests COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Novo Nordisk's experimental diabetes pill, which it hopes will transform the diabetes market, has proved superior to both Merck & Co's Januvia and its own best-selling injectable treatment Victoza in tests.

7 steps for more inclusive internal communication The trend toward increasing workplace diversity is not only an ethnic and religious matter; consider how your organization eases interactions for vision- and hearing-impaired staffers. Key marijuana drug approval looms as cannabis goes mainstream LONDON (Reuters) - Evidence that cannabis can ease epilepsy and other conditions is building as a British company counts down to what would be the first U.S. government approval for a prescription drug derived from the marijuana plant.

Study: Same Genes Drive Many Psychiatric Issues Overall, the current study found, psychiatric disorders shared many of the same underlying genetic factors. Some of the greatest genetic overlap was seen among major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Risks, Outcomes Differ Depending On Breast Reconstructive Surgery Type In a new study of breast cancer patients who had breast reconstruction, researchers examine complications across the different types of surgeries. For many women facing treatment for breast cancer, breast reconstruction after mastectomy is a quality of life issue. It is linked with feeling more fem...

Wildflower Health acquires Providence St. Joseph Health System spin-out Circle Women's Health This morning Wildflower Health, a digital health platform that helps patients navigate benefits and connect to resources, announced that it is acquiring Circle Women’s Health platform, a startup from the Providence St. Joseph Health Systems incubator.   Tick Tech: Biotech Tools Give New Hope For Those With Lyme Disease The most common tick-borne illness in the U.S. (30,000+ new cases a year), Lyme disease produces a wide range of symptoms ranging from fever and rash to arthritis and paralysis. Thanks to biotech, genome sequencing and precision medicine, prevention, early detection and treatment are now possible.

Healthcare organizations develop joint roadmap to combat opioid crisis More than 70 organizations representing physicians, hospitals, insurers, drug and device manufacturers and others released a comprehensive set of recommendations aimed at addressing the escalating opioid crisis in the United States. 3-D Printing Offers Quick, Cost-Effective Solution To Help Train Aspiring Nurses As a regular attendee of conferences on healthcare simulation around the world, Dr. Lori Lioce was already well aware of the growing trend of using 3-D printing to create task trainers – clinical simulators that allow nursing students to repeatedly practice a specific skill in preparation for provid...

Infographic: Hot weather brings food dangers This primer on summer food safety can help make sure patients—and your community—enjoy the easy breezy days of summer. Immigrants And U.S. Healthcare: What One Med School Dean Wants Congress To Know From H1B visa holders to dreamers, immigrants working in medicine and science are making a vital contribution to the U.S. healthcare, says one medical school dean who will be watching today's vote carefully.

Omada Health expands digital platform with Type 2, hypertension programs, new features Digital chronic disease management company Omada Health announced today the launch of new programs designed to support individuals with Type 2 diabetes and hypertension. Accompanying these are a set of new features for the enterprise and health plan platform focused on medication adherence and remote monitoring, all of which comprise what a representative from the company described as “the largest product expansion in Omada’s history.” Laser Pointer Burns Hole in Boy's Retina Vision in the 9-year-old boy's injured left eye is 20/100 and doctors who treated him said it's not possible to restore normal vision to that eye. The boy's right eye has 20/20 vision.

Portable music players tied to hearing loss in kids Reuters Health - Children who listen to music through headphones may be at greater risk of noise-related hearing loss, a Dutch study suggests. Researchers Just Printed Sensors Onto Gummi Candies But why? Read on.

These are the top 10 companies young people want to work at — and what it means Young people today have high expectations for their work life. Here's where they'd like to be employed. Mouth Problems Caused by Chemotherapy and Radiatio Mouth Problems Caused by Chemotherapy and Radia

Masimo, Thermomedics team up to launch Bluetooth, contactless thermometer Earlier this week medical device maker Masimo and Thermomedics, a Positive ID company, launched their new contactless, Bluetooth-enabled thermometer in the US market. The thermometer, called TIR-1, will be able to integrate with the Masimo Root patient monitoring and connectivity platform.  Marrying Mindfulness With Movement Reduces Stress, Boosts Mood The best of both worlds, moving the body mindfully may be a salve for mental health.

Smartphone-Obsessed Parents May Mean Cranky Kids Title: Smartphone-Obsessed Parents May Mean Cranky KidsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/20/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/21/2018 12:00:00 AM Health And Wellness Trend Taking A Toll On Companies’ Profits From Sugary Drinks Concerns about sugar are prompting customers to skip the fraps and go for other options instead.

State Highlights: Ga. Gubernatorial Candidate Makes Health Care Key Topic Of Campaign; Climate Change May Have Negative Effect On Floridians’ Health Media outlets report on news from Georgia, Florida, New Hampshire, Missouri, West Virginia, South Carolina, Mississippi and Massachusetts. Trump Administration to Replace Value-Based Payment Goal June 20—Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar II has rejected the Obama administration’s goal of shifting 50 percent of Medicare payments to value-based payment models by the end of 2018.  

Aaptiv gets $22M from Alexa Fund, Disney, and others for audio fitness coaching On-demand fitness content maker Aaptiv has raised $22 million in a new funding round led by Millenium Technology Value Partners. Existing investor Insight Venture Partners also contributed to the round, as did several strategic investors: The Amazon Alexa Fund, Disney, Warner Music Group, and NWS Holdings. Amid Clashes, Senators See Bipartisanship on Transparency June 20—Members of Congress remain deeply divided over health insurance approaches but see a path to bipartisan agreement on transparency.

Kaposi Sarcoma Kaposi Sarcoma Longer Looks: The Trauma Of Family Separation; Nutrition Science; And Hiding Mental Illness Each week, KHN's Shefali Luthra finds interesting reads from around the Web.

Intimidation, Fear Used To Prevent Potential Whisteblowers From Speaking Out, VA Employees Claim "If you say anything about patient care and the problems, you're quickly labeled a troublemaker and attacked by a clique that just promotes itself. Your life becomes hell," said one longtime employee at the Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System. In other veterans' health care news: a lawsuit over burn pits, the nomination hearing for the president's pick to lead the VA, and staffing issues at medical centers. Rite Aid Sets August Vote On Albertsons Deal Rite Aid said it has established an Aug. 9 stockholders meeting to vote on a proposal to approve its merger with Albertsons amid opposition by some investors.

Salesforce looks to help health insurers be more like the best consumer companies Salesforce is launching software tools to help health insurers engage their members the way the best consumer firms do. Researcher Zeroes In On The Pre-Clinical Phase Of Alzheimer’s As Way To Stop Disease From Progressing Reisa Sperling looks at the ten to fifteen year span before the onset of the disease when patients already have build-up of a protein that is believed to trigger the deterioration of the brain. In other public health news: pancreatic cancer, gout, depression, genetic testing, grandchildren for hire, and more.

Herpes virus may play role in Alzheimer's, study says Doctors don't know what causes Alzheimer's or how to treat it best, but they have new evidence to suggest that a common virus may play a role in who gets it. The study, out Thursday, is running in the journal Neuron. It suggests the human herpes virus, 6A and 7 to be specific, may have a role in the disease that robs people of their memory and cognitive functions. Nearly half of diabetics admit they've skipped care because of high costs Drug costs are so high that nearly half of diabetics admit they've skipped treatment temporarily, according to a new study. US News & World Report has the story.

Many With Severe Allergies Don't Carry an EpiPen While 89 percent of people surveyed did fill their prescription for the auto-injector, "almost half (45 percent) said they didn't have [one] with them during their most severe allergic reaction," said study lead author Christopher Warren, of the University of Southern California. Healthbox and the opportunities for digital health globally Neil Patel, executive vice president for Healthbox, which recently joined HIMSS, talks about the role his consulting firm can play in working with international digital health companies.  

Parents Must Ask: 'Is There an Unlocked Gun in Your House?' Title: Parents Must Ask: 'Is There an Unlocked Gun in Your House?'Category: Health NewsCreated: 6/21/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/21/2018 12:00:00 AM In Opioid Battle, Cigna Launches New Front To Stop Overdoses Health insurer Cigna is intensifying its battle against misuse and abuse of opioids to reduce opioid overdoses.

Home Monitor Detects Dangerous Drop In White Blood Cells Researchers funded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) have developed a portable, non-invasive monitor that can determine, in one minute and without drawing blood, whether chemotherapy patients have a reduced number of white blood cells that could lead to infec... Oscar Health To Enter Six New Insurance Markets Despite Obamacare Attacks Oscar Health said it will sell health insurance in six new markets across three new states: Florida, Arizona and Michigan.

LifeBeam's latest $20M injection will expand Vi, its AI-powered workout headset LifeBeam, a wearable health sensor and fitness device maker, has raised $20 million from Joy Ventures, Square Peg Capital, New Era Ventures, Cerca Partners, Triventures, Wellborn Ventures, and FGI Capital Partners to expand its business, VentureBeat reports. Lifestyle changes can help obese women improve fertility (Reuters Health) - Although obesity can significantly decrease a woman's ability to get pregnant, losing weight through diet and exercise can improve her odds, according to a research review.

FDA's second draft shows Pre-Cert is coming along, still has a ways to go The FDA continues to move at a fast pace to develop and, soon, implement its pre-certification program for medical software development. Independent review of DeepMind raises questions over company's business model, monopoly threat In a recent review, an independent group of panelists raised questions about UK-based AI company DeepMind’s business model, relationship with parent company Alphabet, and potential to monopolize its industry. 

A Storytelling Surgeon Is An Inspired Choice To Head The Dimon-Bezos-Buffett Healthcare Firm Storytelling is a valuable tool for healthcare leaders like Dr. Atul Gawande. Tips and Tricks For Tick Prevention The Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center in Stroudsburg says that many people have requested opossums to release into their yards. The popular program got started in 2016.

Editorial: An epidemic of abuse in the Trump administration President Donald Trump can change his policy of separating children from their undocumented migrant families, but he can never undo the damage already inflicted on thousands of innocent children. If Opioid Addicts Survive OD, Other Hazards Lie Ahead: Study Title: If Opioid Addicts Survive OD, Other Hazards Lie Ahead: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/20/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/21/2018 12:00:00 AM

A Brilliant Selection For CEO: Here's How Atul Gawande Wins Day One Berkshire Hathaway, JPMorgan Chase and Amazon just announced an inspired choice for CEO of their new health care nonprofit: Dr. Atul Gawande, Harvard professor, physician and all-around beloved national sage. Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group explores. Immigrant detention crisis could yield profit for some providers and payers The influx of immigrant children under HHS' care translates into big contracts for providers charged with the children's medical treatment.

Does Mental Illness Raise Diabetes Risk? Title: Does Mental Illness Raise Diabetes Risk?Category: Health NewsCreated: 6/20/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/21/2018 12:00:00 AM Pediatrician: Separated children 'trying to find ... anyone to hold on to' A pediatrician in Colorado examines young children newly separated from their parents and shares her observations with CNN. She says that while their physical condition was fine, emotionally "they were the opposite of stable."

Could Antidepressants During Pregnancy Slow a Child's Motor Skills? Title: Could Antidepressants During Pregnancy Slow a Child's Motor Skills?Category: Health NewsCreated: 6/21/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/21/2018 12:00:00 AM Hospital drugs policy killed 456 patients. Now families want justice

First In-Patient Adult Epilepsy Monitoring Unit Opens In Delaware Wilmington, DE, June 20, 2018 – To increase access to advanced neurological care, Christiana Care Health System has opened the first Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) in the First State. Specially outfitted private hospital rooms in the Transition Neuro Unit at Christiana Hospital provide state-of-the... Delta updates comfort-animal policy to one per passenger—and no pit bulls Delta Air Lines has revised its animal policy again after grappling with how to serve passengers who want to bring animals with them in the cabin, according to USA Today.

Gallbladder Cancer Gallbladder Cancer Treatme Could Herpes Virus Play a Role in Alzheimer's? Human herpes virus 6 and 7 were found in Alzheimer's-affected brains at levels up to twice as high as in those without Alzheimer's, the scientists reported Thursday.

Close sibling bonds may protect against harm of family conflict (Reuters Health) - Strong sibling ties can help buffer adolescents from the stress of witnessing parents' battles and unresolved conflicts, a small study suggests. When Reconstructing a Breast, Patient's Own Tissue Is Best Title: When Reconstructing a Breast, Patient's Own Tissue Is BestCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/20/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/21/2018 12:00:00 AM

Parkinson's Meds Tied to Higher Rate of Gambling, Sex Addiction Than Thought Title: Parkinson's Meds Tied to Higher Rate of Gambling, Sex Addiction Than ThoughtCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/20/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/21/2018 12:00:00 AM Laser Pointer Burns Hole in Boy's Retina Title: Laser Pointer Burns Hole in Boy's RetinaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/21/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/21/2018 12:00:00 AM

Walgreens, Humana to provide expanded clinical services, support to Kansas City seniors Walgreens and Humana announced on Tuesday that they are teaming up to provide easier access to primary care and other services for seniors in Kansas City, Mo. The collaboration will establish a senior-focused neighborhood approach to health that brings together primary care, pharmacy, in-person health plan support and other services for Medicare beneficiaries. Read More Half of recent immigrant detainee deaths due to inadequate medical care, report finds Among 16 immigrants deaths in US government detention centers between December 2015 and April 2017, half resulted from inadequate medical care for detainees in times of need, a new report finds.

WHO Calls ‘Gaming Disorder’ Mental Health Condition The World Health Organization will recognize “gaming disorder” as a diagnosable condition, a decision that has sparked controversy among psychiatric experts. 7 Surveys That Say A Lot About U.S. Healthcare (Part 2) Since 2017, Dr. Robert Pearl's newsletter "Monthly Musings On American Healthcare," has surveyed readers on a variety of healthcare topics. Part two in this series concludes as readers weigh in on their healthcare concerns, their tax dollars and their hopes for the future of medicine.

Pepto-Bismol celebrates 99th anniversary with updated formula To celebrate its 99th anniversary, Procter & Gamble’s Pepto-Bismol has introduced a new formula that features Ultra Coat technology. Read More Facebook will direct users searching for opioids toward addiction resources The US’s struggle with opioid addiction rages on, and Facebook seems to have heard critics’ warnings about social media’s role in the epidemic.

Unjustified medication shortened 456 lives in a UK hospital, report says GOSPORT, England (Reuters) - More than 450 patients died prematurely in a British hospital after they were given powerful painkillers with no medical justification, in what a damning report on Wednesday found was a "disregard for human life". CMS asks Congress to help improve care for dual eligibles The CMS has submitted a series of legislative ideas to Congress they say would better coordinate care for people eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid. These beneficiaries tend to be sicker and more expensive to manage.

U.S. Veterans' Suicide Rate Twice That of Civilians: Study Title: U.S. Veterans' Suicide Rate Twice That of Civilians: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/19/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/20/2018 12:00:00 AM Premier League 'Concussion Bins' Proposal Makes Good Sense The proposal by English Premier League club doctors to tweak the substitution system in the interest of player health is spot on.

5 preventable summer injuries Visits to emergency rooms spike during the summer. To protect your community, share these safety tips. Peloton launches an app that's available to anyone—whether or not they buy a bike or treadmill This could help Peloton avoid the fate countless other fitness and lifestyle brands have faced: plateau.

Mayo Clinic-born remote patient monitoring startup Ambient Clinical Analytics gets $1.5M Ambient Clinical Analytics, a remote patient monitoring company that spun off from Mayo Clinic in 2013, has raised $1.5 million in a round led by Noaber Ventures, the impact investment arm of Noaber Foundation and the company’s first European investor. Existing investors Social Capital, Bluestem Capital, and Mayo Clinic also contributed to the round. Uno de cada 5 niños detenidos en la frontera tiene menos de 13 años Representan casi el 20% de los niños inmigrantes que actualmente están bajo custodia del gobierno de los Estados Unidos, mientras avanza la política de “tolerancia cero”.

The people challenge In his latest column, David Orgel takes a look at how there is more to strengthening an employee base than benefits and higher wages — but those are a good start. Read More Obesity Plagues Rural America People that live in rural areas are being hit harder by the U.S. obesity epidemic than city dwellers, two new government studies show.

Marriage Is Good Medicine for the Heart Title: Marriage Is Good Medicine for the HeartCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/19/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/20/2018 12:00:00 AM Walgreens Boots Alliance to join Dow Jones Industrial Average Walgreens Boots Alliance will replace General Electric in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, effective prior to the open of trading on Tuesday. Read More

Severe Stress May Send Immune System Into Overdrive Title: Severe Stress May Send Immune System Into OverdriveCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/19/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/20/2018 12:00:00 AM Many Young People With Autism Can Become Safe Drivers: Study Title: Many Young People With Autism Can Become Safe Drivers: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/19/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/20/2018 12:00:00 AM

There Go Those Drug Companies Inventing New Diseases Again The biopharmaceutical industry isn’t perfect. But let’s stop with the nonsense that the industry invents diseases. It’s not true. Heel Defender Orthotic Insoles selected for clinical trial Defender Operations announced on Tuesday that its flagship product, Heel Defender Comfort Orthotic Insoles, has been selected for use in a clinical trial of a new treatment for Achilles Tendonitis. Read More

Drugs Can Often Ride A Wave Of Novelty And Marketing Before Reality Crashes Down News outlets report on stories related to pharmaceutical pricing. Attitude, Alra Care Products win Buyers Choice Awards Attitude won the ECRM/Drug Store News Buyers Choice award for its Super leaves Color Protection Shampoo and Conditioner, and Alra Care Products was a finalist with its Chemo and Radiation Kit. Read More

When the Heart Stops, Drugs Often to Blame Title: When the Heart Stops, Drugs Often to BlameCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/20/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/20/2018 12:00:00 AM Weight Loss Reverses Heart Condition In Obesity Sufferers Australian research shows for the first time that obese people who are suffering from atrial fibrillation can reduce or reverse the effects of the condition by losing weight. Published in the heart journal Europace, the researchers found that a 10% loss in weight along with management of associated...

CMS seeks information to reduce Stark law burden The CMS has issued a request for information to review how it can reduce the burden around the controversial Stark law. Providers claim the law has slowed the move to value-based care. Enlist a Pharmacist to Help Manage High Blood Pressure Title: Enlist a Pharmacist to Help Manage High Blood PressureCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/20/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/20/2018 12:00:00 AM

10-year-old girl with Down syndrome held at border detention center A 10-year-old Mexican girl with Down syndrome is among the thousands of children who have recently been separated from their parents at the southern US border, Mexico's foreign minister said. Buffett's partner once gave $20,000 to doctor picked to lead Berkshire, Amazon, JP Morgan venture Charlie Munger was pleased with an article by Dr. Atul Gawande on high U.S. medical cost, Warren Buffett told CNBC.

Long-awaited report on water contaminants released by HHS A long-awaited government study on the toxicity levels chemicals commonly used in manufacturing was made public on Wednesday, months after a White House official warned that it could be a "potential public relations nightmare." Different Takes: Association Health Plans Are Good For Small Businesses; People Who Need Comprehensive Insurance Will Suffer Opinion writers weigh in on recent changes to the health law and proposed changes.

House waives extra privacy for opioid addicts, loosens IMD exclusion The House passed two hospital-backed opioids bills to loosen the Medicaid funding restrictions on residential facilities for opioid addicts and to allow providers to share patient medical history that shows addiction. Editor’s Note: The best and brightest DSN editor in chief Seth Mendelson highlights how retailers work to appeal to potential employees and retain the ones they have in a changing retail environment. Read More

Dr. Reddy’s Suboxone sublingual film faces legal hurdle A New Jersey district judge has issued a temporary restraining order on launch activities relating to Dr. Reddy's generic Subxone sublingual film ahead of a June 28 hearing regarding a preliminary injunction filed by Indivior, which makes the branded product. Read More Importance of dietary supplementation highlighted at DSC briefing Micronutrient deficiencies affect more than 1-in-4 people in the United States, a statistic shared with the audience at last week’s Dietary Supplement Caucus luncheon briefing on hidden hunger. Read More

Perspectives: Attacks Against The 340B Drug Program Are Unfounded, Unfair And Dangerous Read recent commentaries about drug-cost issues. 1 In 5 Immigrant Children Detained During ‘Zero Tolerance’ Border Policy Are Under 13 The White House’s latest immigration strategy has created challenges for the HHS Office of Refugee Resettlement, which is now responsible for more children — many far younger than in previous administrations.

Oral antibiotics tied to increased risk of kidney stones (Reuters Health) - Children and adults who take five commonly prescribed types of antibiotics may be more likely to develop kidney stones than people who don't use these medicines, a recent study suggests. Walmart submitted patent for blockchain, wearable, biometric scanner-based EHR system Walmart’s ongoing investigation of blockchain technologies seems to have intersected with its growing interest in joining the healthcare space, according to a patent application released earlier this week by the US Patent and Trademark Office.

When the Heart Stops, Drugs Often to Blame "Hidden" drug overdoses account for nearly 1 in 7 sudden cardiac deaths, a new study says. How one sick boy could end UK's medical marijuana ban The suffering of a 12-year-old boy with epilepsy could lead to the UK legalizing the medicinal use of marijuana, after outrage over his case prompted the government to announce a review.

Wegmans to open new Lancaster store in September Wegmans Food Markets is planning to celebrate in September the grand opening of its Lancaster, Pa., store that will employ nearly 500 people. Read More Exercise May Ease Inflammation Tied to Obesity Title: Exercise May Ease Inflammation Tied to ObesityCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/20/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/20/2018 12:00:00 AM

Harris Teeter’s fundraising program donates over $1M this school year Harris Teeter has announced the donation of $629,538 to local schools participating in its Together in Education program. TIE is the company’s fundraising program for schools within its communities. Read More Amazon, JPMorgan and Berkshire crown Gawande: Does he have the business chops? As a thought leader with a trifecta of medical expertise, policy prowess and communication skills, Dr. Atul Gawande is seen as an ideal pick to lead the joint venture. But his other responsibilities and limited business background could stymie his...

No Scientific Proof That Probiotics Improve Anxiety Symptoms In Humans, Finds Study Probiotics are one of the hottest nutritional products around, but a new study finds zero proof that they're effective for treating anxiety symptoms in humans. Health Tip: Create a Food Allergy Plan Title: Health Tip: Create a Food Allergy PlanCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/20/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/20/2018 12:00:00 AM

Weapons reveal how this 5,300-year-old ice mummy lived -- and died Although he's older than the Giza pyramids and Stonehenge, the 5,300-year-old mummy of Otzi the Tyrolean Iceman continues to teach us things. Cold sore brand launches initiative to restore sun-damaged murals This summer GSK Consumer Healthcare’s Abreva, an OTC cold sore medication, is lending a hand to local communities by restoring the faces of some of their most beloved murals. Read More

Federal Rule Set To Halt Public Disclosure Of Data On Hospital Infections CMS chief medical officer Kate Goodrich said the agency "is committed to transparency of quality and cost information" and denied that it was proposing to remove the information from Hospital Compare and said any changes are up for public comment. Risk Of Death Or Developing Cancer Is Lowest In Light Alcohol Drinkers – Queen's University Researcher A new study, led by Dr Andrew Kunzmann, researcher from the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences at Queen’s University Belfast, has found the combined risk of death and developing a number of cancers is lowest in light drinkers, consuming less than one drink per day, and increases w...

Severe Stress May Send Immune System Into Overdrive Trauma or intense stress may up your odds of developing an autoimmune disease, a new study suggests. Why this US city is the worst place for you to retire Drop by the Bay Area during your retirement years, but hold off on settling down there.

5 writing tips to help readers hoist aboard your meaning Little things mean a lot. They include bulleted and numbered lists, subheads and a few other simple devices that keep your text fluid and your message clear. Retailers focus on retention While dangling higher salaries and improved benefits might help to attract workers, several studies have shown that retailers also should be paying close attention to investing in retention alongside recruiting. Read More

Mylan’s generic Advair Diskus hits a wall If Mylan can address the FDA’s quibbles, the company said that priority designation granted to its generic application, it might be able to receive approval before the standard 90-day waiting period following its response to the FDA's CRL. Read More Antitrust experts, providers warn against CVS-Aetna merger at Calif. hearing Antitrust experts and healthcare provider representatives questioned the promised benefits of a proposed merger between pharmacy chain CVS Health and insurer Aetna during a hearing before the California insurance commissioner.

Buffett, Bezos, Dimon appoint Dr. Atul Gawande as CEO of their newly formed health care company Dr. Atul Gawande will lead the joint health-care venture between Amazon, J.P. Morgan and Berkshire Hathaway. Severe shortage of mental health professionals in rural areas Almost every American will, at some point or another, face a mental health challenge. It may be related to depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, substance abuse or maybe something more circumstantial like grief over a loss or trouble adjusting to a life change. The CDC reports 43.4 million adults suffered from some sort of behavioral health issue in 2015 alone.

Increased Risk Of Birth Defects In Babies After First-Trimester Exposure To Lithium Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai found an elevated risk of major congenital malformations in fetuses after first-trimester exposure to lithium, in the largest study ever to examine the risk of birth defects in lithium-exposed babies. Nearly one and one-half times as many... Labor market has pharmacy techs in demand Food and drug retailers weathered a pharmacist shortage that challenged their labor-cost models a decade ago, but now the pressure has shifted to the pharmacy technicians that often handle many critical department tasks. Read More

Florida Teen First Human Case of Another Mosquito-Borne Virus Title: Florida Teen First Human Case of Another Mosquito-Borne VirusCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/20/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/20/2018 12:00:00 AM Vegan beauty brand Lime Crime under new ownership As part of Lime Crime’s acquisition by Tengram Capital Partners, Stacey Panagakis has joined Lime Crime as CEO, effective June 18, from her role as general manager of beauty company Fresh. Read More

First Day Of Summer Means Peak Poison Ivy Season; Expert Offers Tips For Coping With This Hazard Summer officially arrives at 6:07 a.m. on Thursday. And typically, the first two months of summer coincide with the height of poison ivy season. Virginia Tech’s John Jelesko researches poison ivy and the chemical contained in the plant – urushiol – and ways you can make sure it doesn’t ruin your s... White Americans Are Dying Faster Than They Are Being Born Thanks In Part To Opioid Epidemic Demographers say the pattern is moving America towards a future where white people are no longer the majority faster than previously predicted. In other public health news: bioterror, anti-aging, survivors of childhood cancer, social media, HPV, and more.

Smartphone-Obsessed Parents May Mean Cranky Kids Parents who take refuge in their smartphones when their kids throw a tantrum may, in the long run, make matters worse, a new study suggests. Canada sets October start for legal recreational marijuana sales TORONTO (Reuters) - Marijuana sales will become legal in Canada beginning October 17, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday, making it the first major economy to legalize its recreational use.

Why Obese People Find It So Tough to Slim Down People who overweight and obese hold starkly different views on diet and exercise than their normal-weight peers, making it difficult for them to get to a healthy weight, a new study finds. While Americans focus on nuclear war, a larger threat looms With all eyes on the United States and North Korea, experts warn that biological warfare could be more catastrophic than a nuclear attack.

GSK takes billion-dollar drug fight with Gilead to top AIDS meeting LONDON (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline is taking its fight with Gilead Sciences for dominance of the HIV market to the world's leading AIDS conference next month by showcasing detailed results from its new two-drug treatment. IRI adds new audience solutions to IRI Verified Audiences IRI announced on Monday enhancements to its IRI Verified Audiences to improve how CPG manufacturers and retailers reach their consumers. Read More

JUUL Labs commends Iowa attorney general for targeting youth prevention JUUL Labs on Monday commended Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller for convening an international advisory group consisting of public health and tobacco control experts that will advise the company on how to keep JUUL out of the hands of youth. Read More Mayo Clinic exploring blockchain EHR use cases with UK startup Medicalchain, a London-based startup that develops blockchain technology for storing electronic health records, announced this week that it is has signed a working agreement with the Mayo Clinic to explore different distributed ledger initiatives at the health system. The company says its blockchain platform can securely store health records, describing it as a single source of truth that can easily and securely be accessed, updated and shared.

YQ by Yoplait focuses on smarter, not sweeter yogurt YQ by Yoplait is made with ultra-filtered milk, which is milk that has been filtered to concentrate the amount of protein while removing much of its sugar, or lactose. Read More More evidence of NSAID risk in early pregnancy (Reuters Health) - Using non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) around the time of conception significantly increases the risk of miscarriage in the first eight weeks of pregnancy, a study suggests.

House oversight panel will track VA's EHR overhaul The U.S. House of Representatives will create a new oversight panel to monitor the VA's $10 billion implementation of a Cerner EHR. The VA has faced scrutiny over the planned overhaul of its EHR system since the project was announced over a year ago. Report: Employee advocacy trumps influencer marketing A recent Sprout Social Index revealed that the majority of marketers are turning to their organizations’ team members to boost brand recognition, transparency and trust.

Wanted: Fundraising, executive visibility and nonprofit awareness campaigns There’s still time to save $25 on your entries to PR Daily’s 2018 Nonprofit PR Awards. The early-bird deadline is July 6. Some Complementary Therapies in Breast Cancer Endorsed Many cancer patients use alternative medicine, including supplements, massage therapy, yoga, and accupuncture, while undergoing conventional cancer care. Such therapies are usually acceptable, but patients must be discuss such therapies with their oncologist, because interactions may occur.

Hello Products’ activated charcoal mouthwash freshens breath Hello's new Activated Charcoal Extra Refreshing Mouthwash is formulated to freshen breath, and made from sustainable bamboo, coconut oil, tea tree oil, xylitol, mint, spearmint and peppermint, the company said. Read More After Concussion, Are Legs at Risk, Too? Title: After Concussion, Are Legs at Risk, Too?Category: Health NewsCreated: 6/19/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/20/2018 12:00:00 AM

Dr. Reddy’s launches generic epilepsy treatment The product, levetiracetam in sodium chloride injection, had annual U.S. sales of roughly $37 million, according to IQVIA data for the 12 months ended April 2018. Read More WHO will stop classifying transgender people as mentally ill The World Health Organization no longer classifies transgender people as mentally ill.

Ebola outbreak in Congo is 'largely contained': World Health Organization Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola outbreak has been "largely contained" and no new cases of the disease have been confirmed since the last known sufferer died on June 9. What's Holding Back Market Uptake Of Biosimilars? Four distinctly American features of the biosimilars market have limited uptake: A slow regulatory process, originator company behavior, lack of therapeutic interchangeability designation, and insufficient system-wide education efforts to overcome physician and patient doubts.

How Much Drinking Is Healthy -- or Not? People who have a few drinks a week tend to live a bit longer than teetotalers do -- but even moderate drinking may raise the risk of certain cancers, a large, new study finds. A New Behavioral Therapy Helps Kids With Depression--And Their Parents A behavioral intervention is effective in treating young kids with depression. It also helps their parents.

Vilacto Bio, Global Beauty Care win Buyers Choice awards Vilacto Bio won the ECRM/Drug Store News Buyers Choice award for its Carmen Electra by Vilact skin care line and Global Beauty Care was a finalist with its SpaScriptions 5-oz. Glitter Mask with Applicator. Read More This health tech start-up refused to take money from VC firms unless they had a female partner Ooda Health's founders had their pick of investors, and chose strong female leaders.