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Climate Change -- Do you know the basics?

Jan 20, 2019 , CNN Health
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Driving With Dementia -- New Guidance For Doctors

Jan 20, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
New guidance on when people living with dementia should stop driving has been published to support doctors and other health care professionals. 'Driving with Dementia or Mild Cognitive Impairment' helps medical teams with the appropriate assessment and management of patients. Researchers from Newc......
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Experimental Drug Could Help In Type 2 Diabetes

Jan 18, 2019 , WebMD
Researchers found that the compound -- dubbed TTP399 for now -- improved patients' blood sugar control when it was added to the standard medication metformin for six...
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New 'planetary health diet' will save millions of people -- and the planet

Jan 18, 2019 , CNN Health
An international team of scientists has developed a diet it says can improve health while ensuring sustainable food production to reduce further damage to the planet. It's based on cutting red meat and sugar consumption in half and upping intake of fruits, vegetables and nuts....
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Study: Many Poor Women Can't Afford Tampons, Pads

Jan 17, 2019 , WebMD
About one-fifth -- 21 percent -- said they had to go without pads or tampons on a monthly basis, and nearly half said they often had to make tough choices between buying food or period-related...
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One simple -- but really hard -- solution to stop climate change

Jan 16, 2019 , CNN Health
There may actually be a way to keep the worst of climate change at bay, but it's going to take a herculean effort, according to a new study published Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications....
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Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea Found in 2 U.K. Women

Jan 16, 2019 , RxList
Two U.K. women in the last 3 months have been diagnosed with extensively drug-resistant (XDR) gonorrhea -- the so-called super...
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Stem Cell Transplant May Help Some Aggressive MS

Jan 16, 2019 , WebMD
Over an average of three years, MS progressed in 34 of 55 patients on medication -- meaning their disabilities worsened. That compared with only three of 55 patients given a stem cell...
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Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea Found in 2 U.K. Women

Jan 15, 2019 , WebMD
Two U.K. women in the last 3 months have been diagnosed with extensively drug-resistant (XDR) gonorrhea -- the so-called super...
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A new guide could help halt overeating

Jan 15, 2019 , CNN Health
The British Nutrition Foundation released this month new portion-size guidelines designed to help people eat the right amounts of each food group -- and possibly help them avoid overeating....
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Here Is What Republicans And Democrats Don't Understand About Obamacare

Jan 15, 2019 , Forbes
It's not about Obamacare, it's about health insurance security--for...
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Mom-to-Be's Flu Can Harm Her Unborn Baby

Jan 15, 2019 , WebMD
When a mom-to-be gets the flu, she can be so sick she needs to be admitted to a hospital's intensive care unit. And new research finds her baby then runs the risk of being born preterm, underweight and with a low "Apgar score" -- a gauge of an infant's overall...
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Mass drug overdose in California kills 1 person and sends 14 more to hospitals

Jan 14, 2019 , CNN Health
Chico Police Chief Michael O'Brien said the substance is believed to be fentanyl -- the most commonly used drug involved in drug overdoses....
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California's governor just proposed giving parents six months paid leave. Impressive for the US, but not the world

Jan 13, 2019 , CNN Health
As if you needed another reason to pack your belongings and head west, California's governor just proposed a plan to give new parents six months of partial-paid leave -- the most generous policy in the nation....
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Physician Burnout -- These Characters Are To Blame

Jan 11, 2019 , Forbes
Physicians are getting burned out one keystroke at a time. Literally. Physician burnout in the U.S. is reaching epidemic levels, affecting the majority of physicians in some specialties. This burnout is mostly driven by the most mundane part of their...
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Balanced Diet, Exercise May Not Prevent Gestational Diabetes

Jan 10, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
It may be time to reconsider the conventional wisdom for preventing gestational diabetes: limiting weight gain and increasing physical activity. "Our data suggest that in pregnancy, energy balance -- the calories consumed versus the calories burned -- may not determine the development of gestationa......
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Sleep Patterns May Offer Clues to Alzheimer's

Jan 10, 2019 , WebMD
Researchers found that people with less slow-wave sleep -- deep sleep that's needed to preserve memories and to wake up feeling refreshed -- had higher levels of the brain protein tau. Elevated tau levels are a possible sign of Alzheimer's...
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As Medical Marketing Soars, Is Regulation Needed?

Jan 09, 2019 , WebMD
The problem, said one expert, is that by nature, ads tell consumers that the product is "good." Prescription drug ads mention side effects -- in a quick voiceover in a TV commercial, for instance -- but they do not quantify the benefits versus...
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Flu shot may be more effective than nasal vaccine

Jan 08, 2019 , CNN Health
When it comes to vaccinating yourself -- or your kids -- against the flu, there are two options in the United States: a traditional shot or a nasal spray....
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Hospitals must post prices online, but they may confusing not helpful

Jan 08, 2019 , CNN Health
As of Jan. 1, in the name of transparency, the Trump administration required that all hospitals post their list prices online. But what is popping up on medical center websites is a dog's breakfast of medical codes, abbreviations and dollar signs -- in little discernible order -- that may initially serve to confuse more than illuminate....
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