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Concentrated, Intensive Programs Offer Short-Term Alternative To Traditional Weekly Therapy Sessions

Aug 15, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Some patients can finish therapy in just a few weeks. The model is gaining popularity because it is proving to be as effective as long-term weekly treatments. In other public health news: vaping, med students, Lyme disease, autism, HPV, toxins in water, work wellness programs and more....
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Researchers Predict Risk For Common Deadly Diseases From Millions Of Genetic Variants

Aug 15, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
A research team at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and Harvard Medical School reports a new kind of genome analysis that could identify large fractions of the population who have a much higher risk of developing serious common diseases, including coronar......
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First Study On Physical Properties Of Giant Cancer Cells May Inform New Treatments

Aug 15, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Polyploidal cancer cells -- cells that have more than two copies of each chromosome -- are much larger than most other cancer cells, are resistant to chemotherapy and radiation treatments and are associated with disease relapse. A new study by Brown University researchers is the first to reveal key ......
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Weak Handgrip Strength Linked to Heart Risks

Aug 15, 2018 , RxList
Adolescents with a strong hand grip are less likely to develop cardiometabolic problems, such as diabetes and heart disease, over time compared with their peers who have weaker grips, a prospective study...
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How much exercise you really need

Aug 15, 2018 , CNN Health
The benefits of exercise are widely known: it helps you live longer and lowers risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes. A new study published Wednesday in The Lancet Psychiatry journal suggests that when done in moderation, it leads to better mental health as well....
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China reports outbreak of foot and mouth disease, culls 173 pigs

Aug 15, 2018 , Reuters
China's Ministry of Agriculture reported on Tuesday an outbreak of foot and mouth disease in its central province of Henan...
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New Algorithm Lets Scientists Better Calculate Person’s Chances Of Getting Five Serious Health Conditions

Aug 15, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The researchers are now building a website that will allow anyone to upload genetic data. Users will receive risk scores for heart disease, breast cancer, Type 2 diabetes, chronic inflammatory bowel disease and atrial fibrillation. But scientists emphasize that DNA is not destiny, and that the results don't account for a healthy diet and exercise....
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DeepMind's eye disease diagnoses on par with specialists

Aug 15, 2018 lpostelnicu@himss.org (Leontina Postelnicu), Mobile Health News
DeepMind's artificial intelligence system appears to diagnose eye disease as accurately as leading human specialists, according to new research published in the journal Nature...
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Google DeepMind's AI Can Detect 50 Eye Disease Conditions And Save Sight

Aug 14, 2018 , Forbes
The London-based AI lab is focusing on applying its algorithms to areas like healthcare, robotics, and climate change...
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Amicus sets $315,000 price for new Fabry disease treatment

Aug 14, 2018 , Reuters
Amicus Therapeutics on Monday set an average price of $315,000 per year for its newly approved Fabry disease treatment, a price it believes is below that of the main existing treatment in the United States....
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Eye Disease Link to Alzheimer's Seen

Aug 14, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Eye Disease Link to Alzheimer's SeenCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/12/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/13/2018 12:00:00...
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First Gene-Silencing Drug Approved By FDA — And It Comes With An Eye-Popping Price Tag

Aug 14, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Slicing genes with drugs is the latest in a wave of hot new treatments geared toward fighting diseases in unique ways. But the price on innovation is steep. In other news, the FDA plans to streamline drug safety evaluations and a super PAC goes after Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) over the money she's taken from the pharmaceutical...
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Biogen's pricey muscle drug Spinraza too costly for Britain

Aug 14, 2018 , Reuters
Biogen's muscle disease treatment Spinraza has been deemed too expensive for use on Britain's state-run health service, even after a price discount offered by the U.S. drugmaker....
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Study Links 3 Eye Diseases, Alzheimer's

Aug 14, 2018 , WebMD
Patients with age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy or glaucoma had a 40 to 50 percent greater risk of Alzheimer's disease than those without the eye conditions, the authors of a new study...
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New Research Suggests Glaucoma May Be an Autoimmune Disease

Aug 14, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: New Research Suggests Glaucoma May Be an Autoimmune DiseaseCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/10/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/13/2018 12:00:00...
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More Than 40 Percent Of Women With Asthma May Develop COPD, But Risk May Be Reduced

Aug 11, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
More than 4 in 10 women with asthma may go on to develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a study conducted in Ontario, Canada, and published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. In "Asthma and COPD Overlap in Women: Incidence and Risk Factors," Teresa To......
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Amicus Therapeutics receives U.S. approval for Fabry disease drug

Aug 11, 2018 , Reuters
U.S. health regulators on Friday approved Amicus Therapeutics' Galafold, the first oral therapy to treat Fabry disease, a rare, sometimes fatal condition in which accumulation of fat damages several organs....
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Women With Asthma More Likely to Develop COPD

Aug 11, 2018 , WebMD
More than 4 in 10 women with asthma developed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and heavy smoking and obesity were among the significant risk factors, a new study...
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Alnylam's gene silencing drug wins FDA approval

Aug 11, 2018 , Reuters
Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc's drug for a rare hereditary disease won U.S. regulatory approval on Friday, becoming the first approved treatment from a new class of medicines that use gene silencing technology....
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More Than 40 Percent Of Women With Asthma May Develop COPD, But Risk May Be Reduced

Aug 11, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
More than 4 in 10 women with asthma may go on to develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a study conducted in Ontario, Canada, and published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. In “Asthma and COPD Overlap in Women: Incidence and Risk Factors,” Teresa To......
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