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3719 Articles Matching "million"

Scientists Take A Step Closer To Creating Human Eggs In A Lab Dish Using Stem Cells

Sep 22, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The technique might someday help millions of people suffering from infertility because of cancer treatments or other reasons, but is also ethically controversial because it involves human intervention in creating life....
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Deaths on college and high school football fields are a rare -- but reliable -- tragedy

Sep 22, 2018 , CNN Health
This fall, more than a million kids, teens and young men will line up on the hash marks for another season of football. Millions more will watch, either as rabid fans or, increasingly, as concerned parents and loved ones....
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In Depression The Brain Region For Stress Control Is Larger

Sep 22, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
According to the World Health Organization (WHO) 322 million people worldwide were affected by depression in 2015 -- 4.4% of the world's population. In the search for the underlying causes of this widespread disorder, researchers have concluded that it could arise from predisposition combined with a......
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U.S. Alzheimer's Cases to Nearly Triple by 2060

Sep 22, 2018 , WebMD
By 2060, an estimated 13.9 million Americans are expected to have Alzheimer’s disease, equaling nearly 3.3 percent of a projected population of 417 million people, the CDC says. That’s almost three times as many as were affected in 2014, 5 million – or 1.6 percent of the...
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Sloan Kettering's cozy deal with start-up ignites a new uproar

Sep 22, 2018 , CNBC Health
Paige.AI promised to transform how cancer is diagnosed with application of AI and health care. Their advantage, though, was access to 25 million patient tissue slides through Sloan Kettering as well as investors from the cancer center holding stake in the start-up. The arrangement has sparked outrage and caused resignations, The New York Times...
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1 in 20 deaths globally are a result of alcohol use

Sep 22, 2018 , CNN Health
Over three million people died from alcohol consumption in 2016, equating to 1 in 20 deaths globally, according to a new report by the World Health Organization....
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Why Former Novartis CEO Joe Jimenez Joined A Microbiome Startup's Board

Sep 22, 2018 , Forbes
Biome, a San Francisco startup that sells commercial tests that use DNA sequencing to identify what microbes are in a person's stool or, for one test, in the vagina, has raised $83 million from venture capitalists to fund an entrée into drug...
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Data Points: 1918 Spanish flu hits centennial; virus killed 50 million worldwide

Sep 22, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
One hundred years ago this month, the "mother of all pandemics was sweeping the world. The flu pandemic, caused by an airborne H1N1 virus, killed an estimated 1% to 2% of the world's population, primarily young and often healthy adults in...
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Alcohol abuse kills 3 million a year, most of them men: WHO

Sep 22, 2018 , Reuters
More than 3 million people died in 2016 due to drinking too much alcohol, meaning one in 20 deaths worldwide was linked to harmful drinking, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday....
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Drug shortages may add $230 million to annual U.S. drug costs

Sep 22, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Prescription drug shortages may drive up prices twice as much as they would rise with medicines in abundant supply, adding $230 million a year to U.S. drug costs, a new study estimates....
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Three Boston hospitals fined nearly $1 million for HIPAA violations from TV filming

Sep 21, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Three major Boston hospitals' invited ABC film crews to film a documentary series, but the shoots violated patient privacy laws, HHS...
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For A New Device To Treat Maternal Bleeding, A Young Entrepreneur's Big Step Was Passing The Torch

Sep 21, 2018 , Forbes
This morning, Alydia Health, a tiny Menlo Park, Calif., startup co-founded by a 21-year-old woman, announced that it has secured $10 million in funding to test a medical device to prevent mothers from bleeding to death after...
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Medicaid spending hits $592.2 billion in 2017, 73 million in enrollment

Sep 21, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
A new federal report shows Medicaid is quickly on its way to become a $1 trillion program. However, the brunt of the spending continues to be on non-expansion enrollees, despite administration fears over costs of...
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A $100 Million Biotech Deal Is Also A Tale Of Two Executives Facing Their Kids' Deadly Diseases

Sep 21, 2018 , Forbes
“John, I’m very aware of your family’s journey, Twelve years ago I was one of the producers considering bidding on your life...
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Factbox: Bayer's Monsanto faces broad U.S. glyphosate litigation

Sep 20, 2018 , Reuters
Bayer AG's Monsanto unit has urged a California judge to toss the $289-million verdict a jury awarded to a man who said the company's glyphosate-based weed-killers, including the widely-used Roundup brand, caused his cancer....
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30 Million Americans Now Have Diabetes

Sep 20, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: 30 Million Americans Now Have DiabetesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/19/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/19/2018 12:00:00...
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RACs seek to regain reviewing privileges for Medicare claims

Sep 20, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Recovery Audit Contractors recouped more than $400 million in improper Medicare payments in fiscal year 2016 and are now urging Congress to increase their ability to review more claims. Hospitals meanwhile are seeking to further reduce the amount...
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Zimbabwe seeks $35 million to fight cholera outbreak

Sep 20, 2018 , Reuters
Zimbabwe is appealing to individual citizens and local companies for $35 million to help fight a cholera outbreak that has killed 31 and infected more than 5,000, the finance minister said....
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Circulation acquired by NEMT broker Logisticare for $46 million

Sep 20, 2018 jonah.comstock@mobihealthnews.com (Jonah Comstock), Mobile Health News
Atlanta-based Logisticare will fold Circulation's HIPAA-compliant software platform into its...
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30 Million Americans Now Have Diabetes

Sep 20, 2018 , WebMD
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 14 percent of U.S adults have diabetes -- 10 percent know it and more than 4 percent are...
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