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Congo minister's resignation over Ebola snub could unblock new vaccine

Jul 23, 2019 , Reuters
Congo's health minister resigned on Monday after being stripped of responsibility for managing the country's Ebola outbreak, potentially paving the way for the introduction of a second vaccine to contain the spreading epidemic....
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There’s Lots Of Talk About Surprise Medical Bills In Congress, But Ambulance Costs Have Been Left Out Of Conversation

Jul 23, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Lawmakers across the country and federally have been trying to figure out the best way to address surprise medical bills. But one of the main causes of the problem --ambulance rides -- isn't in any of the proposed legislation. “If you call 911 for an ambulance, it’s basically a coin flip whether or not that ambulance will be in or out of network," said Christopher Garmon, a health economist at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Meanwhile, legislation in the House over the bills is...
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Frequent Sleeping Pill Use Linked to Increased Dementia Risk

Jul 23, 2019 , RxList
Frequent use of sleep medications may increase the risk of future cognitive impairment, new research...
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Viewpoints: Progress Against Opioid Epidemic Is Encouraging, But We Must Not Rest On Our Laurels Now

Jul 23, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Opinion writers talk about the opioid crisis and other health care topics....
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Closed Loop Medicine lands £1.3m for new research project

Jul 23, 2019 lpostelnicu@himss.org (Leontina Postelnicu), Mobile Health News
It follows a £2.1m pre-Series A funding raise announced earlier this...
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Multidrug-resistant malaria spreading in Southeast Asia: study

Jul 23, 2019 , Reuters
Strains of malaria resistant to two key anti-malarial medicines are becoming more dominant in Vietnam, Laos and northern Thailand after spreading rapidly from Cambodia, scientists warned on Monday....
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Mental health chatbot UpLift Health closes $1M seed funding

Jul 23, 2019 laura.lovett@himssmedia.com (Laura Lovett), Mobile Health News
The round was led by Washington-based Laidir...
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People Don't Know What 'Medicare For All' Means. Democrats Want It That Way.

Jul 23, 2019 , Forbes
In this post, I look at three things most of the public believes about Medicare for All: that they'll be able to keep their private health plans, that doctors and hospitals will be paid enough to stay in business, and that ordinary Americans will save lots of money. Hint: None is...
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As National Spotlight Shines Bright On Quality Of Detention Facilities, A Mental Health Crisis Flies Under Radar

Jul 23, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
One estimate puts the number of detainees with mental illnesses between 3,000 and 6,000. “This is a system that, for a long time, has failed to understand, neglected, and even ignored the mental health needs of folks caught up in it,” said Elizabeth Jordan, director of the Immigration Detention Accountability Project at the Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center. “But under this administration ... it has gotten so much worse.” In other news on the border crisis: sleep deprivation...
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Medicare Aims To Study Treating Real Pain With Fake Medicine

Jul 23, 2019 , Forbes
The US Medicare system wants to sponsor a set of trials to test if acupuncture is effective for low back pain. Even though acupuncture is little more than an elaborate placebo, and countless studies have shown as much, the US will spend millions of dollars to discover this yet...
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Infographic: Insights into the left and right brain

Jul 23, 2019 , Healthcare Comm.
Though the hemispheres’ functions differ, their interaction is crucial and we rely equally on their respective contributions to our making it through the day. Here’s what you can learn and share. Most of us believe ourselves to be left- or right-brain dominant, but that might not be an accurate assessment of our abilities. Whether you […] The post Infographic: Insights into the left and right brain appeared first on Health Care Communication...
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Cannabis among top priorities for new Thai government

Jul 23, 2019 , Reuters
Developing a medical cannabis industry is among top policy priorities for Thailand's new government, according to a document released before the formal announcement....
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Many Americans mistakenly use aspirin to prevent heart disease

Jul 23, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - - Many Americans regularly take aspirin without a doctor's recommendation, believing it will protect their hearts, a new study finds. The problem is that for those who don't already have heart disease, aspirin comes with some dangerous side effects, such as brain bleeds, experts say....
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Astronauts: Exercise More in Space, Faint Less on Earth

Jul 23, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Astronauts: Exercise More in Space, Faint Less on EarthCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/19/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/22/2019 12:00:00...
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U.S. records 25 new measles cases as outbreak spreads to Ohio, Alaska

Jul 23, 2019 , Reuters
The United States recorded 25 new measles cases last week, raising the total number of cases this year to 1,148 in the country's worst outbreak in a quarter century, federal health officials said on Monday....
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‘The Field Is Confused, Disoriented, And Completely Devastated’: Alzheimer’s Researchers Forced Back To Drawing Board

Jul 23, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Following a large conference last week, there was a sense that disappointing failure after disappointing failure has left the field desperate and in need of new ideas. But there's reason to hope. Not only is there plenty of money out there to support research, there's also a movement to include players who have been previously cast aside in the conversation. In other public health news: car crashes, vaccines, drowning, surgery, knee injuries, and...
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Acadia's schizophrenia treatment misses late-stage main goal; shares fall 16%

Jul 23, 2019 , Reuters
Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Monday its add-on treatment for schizophrenia failed to meet the main goal in a late-stage study....
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Pharma Deploys Small Army Of Advocates To Fight Against The Budget Deal That Reportedly Contains Pricing Reforms

Jul 23, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
It isn’t clear yet what kind of policies Congress is considering that could hurt the pharmaceutical industry’s bottom line, but it has been reported that the reforms could cost the industry $115 billion. In other pharmaceutical news: the CVS-Aetna merger, hep C treatment and prisoners, biotech, and President Donald Trump's drug pricing...
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USDA's plan to relocate research agencies to the Midwest unleashes a brain drain

Jul 23, 2019 , CNBC Health
Two critical federal research agencies are being gutted after workers refused to relocate to the...
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How native content helps consumers 50 and older make purchasing choices

Jul 23, 2019 , Healthcare Comm.
For communicators looking to reach the millions of consumers in this powerful demographic, native ads offer a helpful advantage. Here’s how to get the most from your campaign. You’re probably focusing on native advertising a lot these days—and wondering if you’re getting your money’s worth. Native ads can be a potent ingredient in your content […] The post How native content helps consumers 50 and older make purchasing choices appeared first on Health Care Communication...
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