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6879 Articles Matching "disease"

What Role Do Seizures Play In Alzheimer’s? Perhaps They Were Once Overlooked, But Now Researchers Say They Might Cause Dementia

Jul 20, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Several unpublished studies getting attention at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference this week point to new research on people who have gone on to develop Alzheimer's after having seizures. News on the disease also looks at how exercise might help and potential links to...
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Biohaven's treatment for Lou Gehrig's disease fails to win FDA nod

Jul 20, 2019 , Reuters
Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Co Ltd said on Friday the U.S. health regulator failed to approve its treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease, sending its shares down nearly 6% in extended trading....
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Embryologist-Owned IVF Labs And Other Keys To The Future Of Preventive Medicine

Jul 19, 2019 , Forbes
So while RE's are the best doctors to tease out the endocrine and anatomic nuances that result in infertility patients' inability to conceive, their success in that population could be complemented by physicians outside the specialty covering the smaller population of disease prevention...
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Malnutrition, disease kill at least 139 displaced in Indonesia's Papua - group

Jul 19, 2019 , Reuters
Thousands of people in Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua have been displaced by fighting between soldiers and separatists, and at least 139 of them have died from malnutrition and disease, an aid group said on Thursday....
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Malnutrition, disease rising in North Korea: aid organization

Jul 19, 2019 , Reuters
Rates of malnutrition and disease are increasing in North Korea as it faces a harvest that is half of what was expected, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said on Thursday....
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Alzheimer's Blood Test on the Horizon

Jul 19, 2019 , RxList
The global race to create an inexpensive and accessible blood test for Alzheimer disease (AD) is heating up. Experts project that such a test could be available in just a few...
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Global HIV/AIDS Deaths Are Falling But Experts Say More Needs To Be Done [Infographic]

Jul 18, 2019 , Forbes
Even though the number of deaths from AIDS is falling, the pace of progress in fighting the disease is actually slowing down amid a decline in resources....
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AI-enabled disease management software startup DEARhealth scores $6.8M in Series A funding

Jul 18, 2019 laura.lovett@himssmedia.com (Laura Lovett), Mobile Health News
Philips Health Technology Ventures, Vesalius Bio Capital lll and Health Innovations contributed to this...
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Stevie Wonder To Receive Kidney Transplant: Is This An Emergency?

Jul 18, 2019 , Forbes
Stevie Wonder will receive a kidney transplant in the coming months. Kidney disease is surprisingly common, especially in minority populations. Kidney donation can be performed from a living donor, and can be scheduled as opposed to performed as an emergency...
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U.S. overdose deaths post annual drop for first time in two decades

Jul 18, 2019 , Reuters
U.S. overdose deaths dropped last year for the first time in nearly two decades, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday, in a sign that a nationwide epidemic of drug-related deaths is abating....
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Clues to Women’s Higher Odds for Alzheimer's

Jul 18, 2019 , WebMD
Rates of Alzheimer's disease are higher in women than in men, and researchers now think they know...
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Man’s Early Release From 30-Year Prison Sentence Shines Light On Laws That Unfairly Penalize People With HIV, Advocates Say

Jul 16, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
An appeals court in Missouri found that the trial of Michael Johnson was fundamentally unfair. Johnson was found guilty in 2015 of neglecting to tell sexual partners he had HIV. He denied those charges. Many laws on "HIV crimes,'' were written in the 1980s. “We don’t charge people with other incurable diseases, like hepatitis, with a criminal offense for exposing others,” said Eric M. Selig, a lawyer who negotiated on Johnson's behalf. On news on HIV is on unexpected costs associated with...
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GSK drug helps ovarian cancer patients live longer in late-stage study

Jul 16, 2019 , Reuters
GlaxoSmithKline Plc's cancer treatment Zejula met the main goal of helping patients with ovarian cancer live longer without their disease worsening in a late-stage study, the company said on Monday....
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20 million children miss out on life-saving vaccines, U.N. warns

Jul 16, 2019 , Reuters
More than one in 10 children - or 20 million worldwide - missed out last year on vaccines against life-threatening diseases such as measles, diphtheria and tetanus, the World Health Organization and the UNICEF children's fund said on Monday....
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State Highlights: Maryland Cites ‘Dickensian’ Abuse Conditions In Suit Against For-Profit Group Homes; Researchers Grapple With Problems Of Diagnosing Rat Lungworm Disease In Hawaii

Jul 16, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Media outlets focus on news from Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, Hawaii, Tennessee, Virginia, Connecticut, California, North Carolina, District of Columbia, New Hampshire, Missouri, Georgia, Washington, Maryland, Oregon, Colorado, Ohio, Florida and West...
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U.S. recorded 14 new cases of measles

Jul 16, 2019 , Reuters
The United States recorded 14 new measles cases between July 3 and July 11, federal health officials said on Monday, signaling a slowdown in the spread of the disease, which has infected 1,123 people this year in the worst U.S. outbreak since 1992....
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Healthy Living Counteracts Alzheimer's Genetic Risk

Jul 16, 2019 , WebMD
Even if you are unlucky enough to carry genes that predispose you to Alzheimer's disease, a healthy lifestyle can minimize that risk, new research...
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The Hidden Risk of Liver Disease From Diabetes

Jul 16, 2019 , WebMD
If you have type 2 diabetes, a growing body of research suggests that it's important to monitor your liver for a condition called nonalcoholic fatty liver disease...
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Good News About Dementia: 5 Lifestyle Changes Can Make Difference Even For People Who Have Genes That Increase Risk

Jul 16, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
While recent news about Alzheimer's focused on disappointing failed drug trials, two new studies discussed at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference look at how clean living helps lower the chances of developing wasting brain diseases by as much as 60%. Give up red meat, don't smoke, exercise more, read more books and limit red wine to one glass a night. "This research is exciting in that it shows there are actionable things we can do to try to counteract genetic risk for...
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Adoxa vs. Malarone

Jul 16, 2019 , RxList
Adoxa (doxycycline) and Malarone (atovaquone and proguanil hcl) are used to prevent malaria, a disease caused by parasites. Parasites that cause malaria typically enter the body through the bite of a...
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