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Hurricane power outages may increase risk of carbon monoxide poisoning

Sep 22, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Homeowners in North Carolina and South Carolina who lost electricity in the wake of Hurricane Florence need to realize that backup generators and other temporary power sources can cause carbon monoxide poisoning, scientists warn....
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Eight Out Of Ten People With The Same Cancer Risk Gene As Angelina Jolie Don't Know They Have It

Sep 22, 2018 , Forbes
Despite frequently engaging with their healthcare providers, 8 out of 10 people with a cancer susceptibility gene don't know they are at risk of breast, ovarian, prostate and pancreatic...
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API expands health data into risk scores, but are consumers ready for it?

Sep 22, 2018 , Mobile Health News
Matt Park, the general manager of the Swiss-based Dacadoo Americas, explains how the company’s health scoring app works and their bet consumers also want to calculate their real time health risks with a new component of the open...
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Bayer hemophilia treatment wins thumbs-up from EU panel

Sep 22, 2018 , Reuters
Bayer AG's long-acting treatment for hemophilia A has won a recommendation from a European Medicines Agency (EMA) panel for the treatment of the rare genetic disorder in which blood does not clot easily....
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Next Gen ACOs form coalition to push for model changes

Sep 21, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Twenty-nine Next Generation ACOs have formed a coalition to advocate for changes to that CMS model they argue deters long-term financial sustainability in the...
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Is 100 the New 80? What's It Take to Live Longer?

Sep 21, 2018 , WebMD
As more and more people live to 100, researchers want to know what separates them from those who live the average, expected 80 years. Of course exercise, a good diet, and other healthy choices key. But studies show genes are pretty important, too. So do you have to win the genetic lottery to live a whole century? Or can science unlock the secret to spreading the genetic...
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Pioneering Genome Sequencing Study Links Rare Genetic Changes To Congenital Cardiac Condition

Sep 21, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
In a remarkable new genetic discovery, researchers at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, University Health Network (UHN), Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research and The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) have found strong evidence that rare DNA variations can lead to Tetralogy of Fallot (ToF). Publish......
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Medscape Physicians' Choice: Top Hospital Rankings for 2018

Sep 21, 2018 , RxList
The Cleveland Clinic, the Mayo Clinic, and Massachusetts General Hospital are among the top U.S. hospitals in 2018 for a number of non-cancer conditions and procedures, according to Medscape's Physicians' Choice...
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Legislation on Surprise Billing Targets Insurers

Sep 20, 2018 , Healthcare Business News
Sept. 18—Following a recent survey that found the general public blames insurers for unexpected healthcare bills, high-profile draft legislation that would primarily target payers was offered this week....
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Scientists Find 500 More Genes That Influence Blood Pressure

Sep 20, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Scientists Find 500 More Genes That Influence Blood PressureCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/18/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/19/2018 12:00:00...
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NIH Updates Website About Link Between Alcohol, Cancer After Criticism That It Soft-Pedaled The Risk

Sep 19, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Previously, the site warned that drinking "too much alcohol" could increase the risk, while research shows that almost any alcohol consumption a day is associated with an elevated chance of getting breast cancer. In other public health news: a look inside the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, genetic prospectors, virtual reality and phobias, ACL treatment, personality types, probiotics and...
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Scientists Find 500 More Genes That Influence BP

Sep 19, 2018 , WebMD
High blood pressure, which is a risk factor for stroke and heart disease, claimed almost 8 million lives around the world in 2015 alone, the researchers...
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AHA launches 340B hospital transparency effort

Sep 19, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The American Hospital Association's new initiative is meant to better inform both policymakers and the public about the 340B program and how hospitals use the savings they generate from...
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'The Maria Generation': Young people are dying and suffering on an island with a highly uncertain future

Sep 18, 2018 , CNN Health
Her son cried out for help via text message on the morning of October 17, a month after Hurricane Maria wrecked this Caribbean island....
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Many cancer patients' relatives might get gene tests if price is right

Sep 18, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Cancer patients' close relatives might be willing to get tests to see if they share genetic mutations that put them at risk for tumors, too, if testing were accessible and affordable, a U.S. experiment suggests....
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Pig poop and coal ash a real concern for people in North Carolina floods

Sep 18, 2018 , CNN Health
Even after a hurricane's immediate threat of flooding goes away, North Carolina residents could face a host of potential health problems from the water brought by Hurricane Florence -- and from what that water leaves behind. In addition to the usual physical and mental challenges floodwater can typically bring, there is a potential problem for human health that involves some of the state's key industries: hog farming and coal power generation....
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Cuban Scientists Dismiss Claims That Mysterious Symptoms In Diplomats Were The Result Of An Attack

Sep 15, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
American and Cuban officials gathered to discuss the illness that U.S. scientists theorize was a result of a microwave weapon. “If you’re going to try to explain why donkeys fly, you’re first going to have to see a flying donkey,” said Dr. Mitchell Joseph Valdés Sosa, the director general of the Cuban Center for Neurosciences. “And we haven’t seen a flying...
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Timing May Be Everything When Taking Meds

Sep 14, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Using new bioinformatics tools to analyze thousands of human tissue samples, researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center created a new database of daily rhythms in human gene activity—including many genes that regulate how drugs work. Reporting in Science Translational Medicine, re......
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Global Cancer Deaths, New Cases Expected To Jump As Populations Age, Lifestyles Change

Sep 14, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
"These new figures highlight that much remains to be done to address the alarming rise in the cancer burden globally and that prevention has a key role to play," said Christopher Wild, director of WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer. In other news on cancer, researchers unlock the mysteries of the BRCA1 gene...
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Scientists look to map the genes of thousands of animals

Sep 14, 2018 , CNBC Health
A group of scientists unveiled the first results Thursday of an ambitious effort to map the genes of tens of thousands of animal species, a project they said could help save animals from extinction down the...
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