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Risk Level For Harmful Chemicals In Drinking Water Needs To Be 7-to-10 Times Lower Than EPA Recommended, Study Finds

Jun 22, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
“This study confirms that the EPA’s guidelines for PFAS levels in drinking water woefully underestimate risks to human health,” said Olga Naidenko, senior science adviser at the Environmental Working Group. Other news on the safety of drinking water comes from New York and Cleveland....
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Wildflower Health acquires Providence St. Joseph Health System spin-out Circle Women's Health

Jun 22, 2018 laura.lovett@himssmedia.com (Laura Lovett), Mobile Health News
This morning Wildflower Health, a digital health platform that helps patients navigate benefits and connect to resources, announced that it is acquiring Circle Women’s Health platform, a startup from the Providence St. Joseph Health Systems incubator....
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Intimidation, Fear Used To Prevent Potential Whisteblowers From Speaking Out, VA Employees Claim

Jun 22, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
"If you say anything about patient care and the problems, you're quickly labeled a troublemaker and attacked by a clique that just promotes itself. Your life becomes hell," said one longtime employee at the Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System. In other veterans' health care news: a lawsuit over burn pits, the nomination hearing for the president's pick to lead the VA, and staffing issues at medical...
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Low Vitamin D Levels Associated With Scarring Lung Disease

Jun 20, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Reviewing medical information gathered on more than 6,000 adults over a 10-year period, Johns Hopkins researchers have found that lower than normal blood levels of vitamin D were linked to increased risk of early signs of interstitial lung disease (ILD). Interstitial lung disease is a relatively r......
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What Would You Sacrifice For Lower Premiums? For Younger Consumers The Answer Is Privacy

Jun 20, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
If it ends with them saving money, the younger consumers were happy to let insurers trawl through their digital data. As the ages went up, people were less inclined to be alright with the tactic....
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Success Of Blood Test For Autism Affirmed

Jun 20, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
One year after researchers published their work on a physiological test for autism, a follow-up study confirms its exceptional success in assessing whether a child is on the autism spectrum. A physiological test that supports a clinician’s diagnostic process has the potential to lower the age at whi......
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Marriage tied to lower risk of fatal heart attacks and strokes

Jun 19, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - People who are married may be less likely to develop cardiovascular disease or die from a heart attack or stroke than individuals who aren't, a research review suggests....
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Former pharma executives sue over firings

Jun 19, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Two former executives of a biopharmaceutical company have filed a lawsuit against board members of their former employer, alleging violations of SEC rules and Michigan whistleblower laws that they contend led to their firings late last...
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Daily Fasting Works For Weight Loss

Jun 19, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Daily fasting is an effective tool to reduce weight and lower blood pressure, according to a new study published by University of Illinois at Chicago researchers in the journal Nutrition and Healthy Aging. The study is the first to examine the effect of time-restricted eating — a form of fasting th......
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Study: Evaluation Of Performance Characteristics Of Panther Fusion Assays For The Detection Of Respiratory Viruses From Nasopharyngeal And Lower Respiratory Tract Specimens

Jun 16, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
ABSTRACT Accurate and rapid diagnosis is needed for timely intervention and clinical management of acute respiratory infections. Thisstudy evaluated performance characteristics of the Fusion assay for the detection of influenza A (Flu A), influenza B (Flu B), respiratory syncytialvirus (RSV),parain......
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Higher Vitamin D, Lower Colorectal Cancer Risk

Jun 16, 2018 , eMedicine Health
Higher Vitamin D Levels Tied to Lower Colorectal Cancer...
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Unvaccinated Kids Create Risk of U.S. 'Hot Spots'

Jun 15, 2018 , WebMD
The researchers found that among children enrolling in kindergarten, the number of those with nonmedical exemptions has increased since 2009 in 12 states, resulting in lower rates of vaccination for measles, mumps and...
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Texans Want State Leaders To Lower Health Care Costs, Consider Expanding Medicaid, Poll Finds

Jun 15, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
In a state that prides itself on a less-government-is-better mantra, the findings might reflect changing values: 64 percent think Medicaid should be expanded....
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Strict Gun Laws Lower Gun-Murder Rates in Cities

Jun 13, 2018 , WebMD
Prior research has linked such laws to fewer deaths statewide, but the new research looked at urban areas, where nearly two-thirds of all U.S. gun deaths...
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Walkable Neighborhoods Might Lower Kids' Asthma Risk

Jun 13, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Walkable Neighborhoods Might Lower Kids' Asthma RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/11/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/12/2018 12:00:00...
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Walkable Neighborhoods May Lower Kids' Asthma Risk

Jun 12, 2018 , WebMD
Previous research has examined neighborhood walkability and chronic diseases such as diabetes in adults, but this study is believed to be the first to look at walkability and childhood...
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Patients on Opioids OK With Lower Doses

Jun 09, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Patients on Opioids OK With Lower DosesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/8/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/8/2018 12:00:00...
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Week Ahead: Physicians gear up for week of policymaking

Jun 09, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
HHS Secretary Alex Azar is set to detail the administration's plans to lower drug prices when he testifies before a Senate...
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How An Old Diabetes Drug Made A Big Splash At The Biggest Cancer Confab

Jun 08, 2018 , Forbes
Metformin has been used for the last two decades to lower blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes. But the drug may find a second life in cancer...
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House lawmakers test waters on HSA expansion

Jun 07, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The House Ways and Means Committee's look at potentially expanding health savings accounts failed to resolve the question of whether that would help lower...
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