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Link Found Between Chronic Inflammation And Risk For Alzheimer's Disease

Oct 23, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
While it is widely shown that possessing the ApoE4 gene is the major genetic risk factor of Alzheimer's disease (AD), not all ApoE4 carriers develop AD. For the first time, researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have shown that ApoE4 linked with chronic inflammation dramatically ......
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Finnish Blood Testing Startup Is Going Beyond The Theranos Dream

Oct 23, 2018 , Forbes
Finnish blood testing startup Nightingale is looking to solve the global burden of chronic disease. With interest in blood-testing startups growing, I sat down with CEO Teemu Suna to find out how they plan on building personalized healthcare, and how the Theranos fraud case has affected...
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Rare disease analytics platform Raremark raises $3.9M

Oct 23, 2018 laura.lovett@himssmedia.com (Laura Lovett), Mobile Health News
The London-based startup plans to use the new money to build a patient engagement platform and data analysis...
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Does Herpes Cause Alzheimer's?

Oct 23, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
What causes Alzheimer's disease? The answer could be right under our noses, says leading expert Professor Ruth Itzhaki. Her latest paper presents a lifetime of research evidence that the herpes virus responsible for cold sores can also cause Alzheimer's -- and new data which show antiviral drugs dra......
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China finds African swine fever in country's south, fuelling supply worries

Oct 23, 2018 , Reuters
China's three-month old outbreak of African swine fever has spread for the first time to the country's south, its major pork-consuming region, signaling how deeply the deadly disease has permeated the country's pig herd, the world's largest....
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Gum Disease May Worsen Blood Pressure Problems

Oct 23, 2018 , WebMD
Compared with people with good oral health, those with gum disease were less likely to respond to high blood pressure medications and 20 percent less likely to achieve healthy blood pressure targets, according to a new...
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U.S. farmers, government fight risk of African swine fever

Oct 23, 2018 , Reuters
U.S. hog farmers are ramping up safety procedures and leaving animal-feed ingredients imported from China in storage in an attempt to keep out a highly contagious swine disease that is sweeping through Asia and Europe....
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Deadly violence in DRC hampers Ebola control

Oct 23, 2018 , CNN Health
A fresh round of deadly violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo's North Kivu province -- the epicenter of an Ebola outbreak -- continues to hamper efforts to stamp out the disease....
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Novartis drug cut death risk by 35 percent in gene mutation breast cancer

Oct 21, 2018 , Reuters
An experimental cancer drug that Novartis hopes will raise the profile of its oncology portfolio cut the risk of death or disease progression by more than a third in breast cancer patients with a hard-to-target gene mutation....
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Nexium vs. Prilosec

Oct 20, 2018 , RxList
Nexium (esomeprazole magnesium) and Prilosec (omeprazole) are proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) that block acid production in the stomach and are used to treat stomach and duodenal ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Nexium and Prilosec are available as generics and over-the-counter...
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Polio-Like Illness Strikes Kids, Frustrates Doctors

Oct 20, 2018 , WebMD
The good news is that the disease is very rare. Only one in 1 million people will get it, and most of them will recover without treatment. Still, because the disease is more likely to strike children, and because of the mysteries of it and because of the dramatic health effects, it gets more attention than it might...
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Not exercising worse for your health than smoking, diabetes and heart disease, study reveals

Oct 20, 2018 , CNN Health
We've all heard exercise helps you live longer. But a new study goes one step further, finding that a sedentary lifestyle is worse for your health than smoking, diabetes and heart disease....
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Helping Older Kidney Patients Make Fundamental Care Decisions

Oct 20, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
The National Kidney Foundation is collaborating with Tufts University on a three-year project to help older patients with advanced stages of kidney disease and their family care partners make decisions that best reflect their goals and preferences for care. Funded by the Patient Centered Outcomes Re......
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Chronic Kidney Disease

Oct 20, 2018 , eMedicine Health
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Cancer Treatment Can Often Come Too Late, But What If You Could Get Ahead Of The Disease?

Oct 20, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
A new study, called Project Baseline, is trying to pinpoint the transition from normal health to disease. Researchers hope that the project could lead to the identification of new markers in the blood, stool or urine of healthy people that help predict cancer, cardiovascular disease and other leading killers of Americans. In other news, why don't all cancer-linked mutations in cells turn into...
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U.S. official optimistic Congo Ebola outbreak can be controlled

Oct 20, 2018 , Reuters
The leading Ebola expert at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Friday he believed an outbreak in Congo can be brought under control quickly and that the high rate of new cases is due largely to improved detection....
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Too many people missing out on health benefits of golf, some experts say

Oct 20, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Playing golf is associated with better strength and balance, a sharper mind, a lower risk of heart disease and a longer life, according to public health experts who say more people should take up the sport....
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Hispanic heart disease deaths highest in mostly-Latino communities

Oct 20, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Hispanics in the U.S. have lower rates of death from heart disease overall than non-Hispanic whites, except in communities where Hispanics make up most of the population, a recent study finds....
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FTC Files Complaints Against Two Stem Cell Clinics Offering ‘Miracle’ Treatments For Autism, Parkinson’s

Oct 20, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
This is the first time the agency has cracked down on clinics saying, “There are no human clinical studies in the scientific literature showing that amniotic stem cell therapy cures, treats, or mitigates diseases or health conditions in humans." In other public health news: cyborgs, whole-genome sequencing, a mysterious illness in children, Ebola, equality, sunlight and...
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Protecting Coal Miners From Black Lung Disease

Oct 20, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Black lung disease didn’t go away with pickaxes and carbide lamps. Today’s coal miners may use diesel-powered equipment to break through rock and light their way with LED bulbs, but they still get black lung, an irreversible and potentially fatal condition. In fact, black lung has been on the rise a......
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