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1714 Articles Matching "human"

Search Teams Scour For Human Remains As Camp Fire Becomes Deadliest In California’s History

Nov 14, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The death toll climbed over the past day to 42, surpassing the previous record. Hundreds still remain missing, and officials expect more grim news....
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Medicare Costs Drop As Humana Shifts Doctors To Value-Based Models

Nov 14, 2018 , Forbes
Medical costs were 15.6% lower for seniors enrolled in Humana Medicare Advantage plans that paid physicians via value-based models last year, the insurer...
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States may now broaden mental health treatment under Medicaid

Nov 14, 2018 , CNN Health
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services may now allow for states to pursue Medicaid reimbursements for short-term inpatient treatment in mental health facilities despite a decades-old exclusion, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced Tuesday....
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Few people exercise as much as they should—contributing $117 billion in annual US health costs

Nov 14, 2018 , CNBC Health
Only 26 percent of men, 19 percent of women and 20 percent of adolescents meet the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' guidelines for physical...
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How Do Babies Laugh? Like Chimps!

Nov 10, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Few things can delight an adult more easily than the uninhibited, effervescent laughter of a baby. Yet baby laughter, a new study shows, differs from adult laughter in a key way: Babies laugh as they both exhale and inhale, in a manner that is remarkably similar to nonhuman primates. The research w......
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Mailed HPV Tests Can Help Find Women At-Risk For Cervical Cancer, Study Finds

Nov 09, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have found that mailing self-collection kits to test for high-risk human papillomavirus infection has the potential to boost cervical cancer screening – especially for low-income women who are overdue for testing. In th......
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Humana CEO: 'We'll Continue To Build' Walgreens, Walmart Relationships

Nov 09, 2018 , Forbes
Humana's relationships with Walgreens Boots Alliance and Walmart to establish closer ties with national retail healthcare providers is going well, Humana CEO Bruce Broussard...
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HPV Vaccine Uptake Low Despite Prior Calls to Action

Nov 08, 2018 , RxList
The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine continues to be underused in eligible adolescents. Thus, it continues to fall short of its potential to protect against HPV-related cancers in the United States. Such cancers include cancer of the cervix, oropharyngeal cancer, and penile, vulvar, and vaginal malignancies, according to a new report from the President's Cancer...
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Too Few Americans Get The HPV Vaccine

Nov 08, 2018 , WebMD
HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccination has increased in recent years, rates remain well below the government's 2020 goal of 80 percent of age-eligible adolescents, according to a recent report by the President’s Cancer...
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Gene study reveals secrets of parasitic worms, possible treatments

Nov 06, 2018 , Reuters
The largest study to date of the genetic makeup of parasitic worms has found hundreds of new clues about how they invade the human body, evade its immune system and cause disease....
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Melinda Gates urges backing for 'human capital' of mother and child health

Nov 06, 2018 , Reuters
Millions of women and babies could avoid untimely deaths if international donors step up to replenish a global health fund so it can expand to 50 countries, the philanthropist Melinda Gates said on Tuesday....
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France bans crop pesticide metam sodium after people fall ill

Nov 06, 2018 , Reuters
France's health safety watchdog Anses ordered a ban on products containing metam sodium, widely used in vegetable farming, on Monday after several people fell ill, saying it poses a risk to human health and the environment....
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FDA Issues Alert on Irbesartan Due to Contamination

Nov 04, 2018 , RxList
SciGen Pharmaceuticals has voluntary recalled certain lots of the angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) irbesartan, owing to the presence of N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA), a probable human carcinogen, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said in a drug safety...
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HHS Drug Pricing Adviser Dies

Nov 03, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
“It is with tremendous sadness that I learned of the passing of our friend and colleague,” Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said in a...
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A brain-like supercomputer could help Siri understand your accent

Nov 03, 2018 , CNN Health
Hey Siri, listen up. A multitasking supercomputer that attempts to mimic the human brain was switched on Friday -- and it could be used to help virtual assistants like Apple's Siri and Amazon's Alexa understand your accent....
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FDA isn't doing enough to prevent medical device hacking

Nov 03, 2018 , CNN Health
The US Food and Drug Administration is not doing enough to prevent medical devices such as pacemakers and insulin pumps from being hacked, a report from the US Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Inspector General said Thursday....
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FDA isn't doing enough to prevent medical device hacking, HHS report says

Nov 02, 2018 , CNN Health
The US Food and Drug Administration is not doing enough to prevent medical devices such as pacemakers and insulin pumps from being hacked, a report from the US Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Inspector General said Thursday....
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Cellphones, Increased Cancer Risk Linked in Rats

Nov 02, 2018 , WebMD
When exposed to radio frequency radiation like that used in 2G and 3G cellphones, male rats developed heart tumors, a government report says. But critics believe the exposures in the study can’t be directly compared with...
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Can Influenza D Become A Risk To Humans?

Nov 01, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
The South Dakota State University research team that discovered the influenza D virus will continue its work through a five-year, $2.6 million National Institutes of Health Research Project grant. The work will focus on how influenza D infects cells to evaluate the likelihood of the virus becoming a......
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What Researchers With The World's Longest-Running Study Of Human Aging Know For Sure

Nov 01, 2018 , Forbes
In over six decades of work, researchers with the world's longest and most comprehensive study on aging say they are certain of just two...
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