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An Innovative Way You Can Help Visually Impaired Aging Parents

Sep 20, 2019 , Forbes
The app, Be My Eyes, can be a new help for those with visual impairment. Millions of volunteers are ready to help the blind with an innovative app that connects a sighted person with one needing help finding something or seeing something, using the camera on their smart...
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Judge Sides With Hospitals Over Medicare Payments For Clinic Visits

Sep 19, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
U.S. District Judge Rosemary Collyer said in her ruling that the Trump administration overstepped its authority when issuing its so-called site-neutral pay policy. The decision is a big win for hospitals, who in their original complaint led by the American Hospital Association projected cuts of about $380 million this year and $760 million in 2020. In other CMS news: skilled-nursing facilities and bundled radiation therapy payments....
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Sep 19, 2019 , CNN Health
Medical student David Fajgenbaum was given last rites before finding a treatment that saved his life. His method could help millions....
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U.S. charges 58 in Texas with healthcare fraud, illegal opioid distribution

Sep 19, 2019 , Reuters
Fifty-eight people have been charged with engaging in healthcare fraud schemes that centered on the illegal distribution of more than 6 million opioid pills across Texas, U.S. prosecutors said on Wednesday....
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Will Juul Quit The Billion Dollar Teen Vaping Industry?

Sep 19, 2019 , Forbes
The teen vaping “epidemic” spurred by Juul, maker is under heavy scrutiny by the federal government. There’s been a re-emergence of smoking, that is re-normalizing a deadly habit to millions of teens, and helped Juul bring in $1.27 billion in global revenues during the fast of this...
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‘World Is Not Ready’: WHO Report Issues Warning About Growing Likelihood Of Next Global Pandemic That Could Kill Millions

Sep 19, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The report highlights a "lack of continued political will" from national leaders who aren't devoting enough energy and resources to disaster preparation. Other public health news looks at declining childhood mortality, online recruiting by white supremacists, fetuses harmed by pollution, caring physicians on the border, food safety at pork plants, additional treatment for Alex Trebek, erotica, and poop shame, as...
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World at risk of pandemics that could kill millions, panel warns

Sep 18, 2019 , Reuters
The world is facing a mounting threat of disease pandemics that could kill millions and wreak havoc on the global economy, a international expert panel has warned, and governments should work to prepare for and mitigate that risk....
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1 In 16 U.S. Women Report That First Sexual Encounter Was Forced. Experts Say That’s Just The ‘Tip Of The Iceberg.’

Sep 18, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
More than 3 million women experienced rape as their first sexual encounter, according to a new study, which surveyed women ages 18 to 44 in the U.S. For many who work in field of rape prevention, the number wasn't surprising. "This study quantifies what we see . . . every day," said Gina Scaramella, executive director of the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center....
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Juul's sales halted in China days after launch

Sep 18, 2019 , Reuters
U.S. e-cigarette maker Juul Labs Inc said on Tuesday its products were not currently available on e-commerce web sites in China, days after it entered the world's single-largest market for tobacco consumption with over 300 million smokers....
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France to give iodine to more people living close to nuclear plants

Sep 18, 2019 , Reuters
France will offer free iodine tablets to around 2.2 million people living close to nuclear plants to help protect them from radiation in case of an accident....
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Normally Cautious AARP Goes On The Offensive With Aggressive ‘Strike Force’ In War Over High Drug Prices

Sep 18, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Back in March, the organization kicked off a multi-million dollar campaign against the pharmaceutical industry. Since then they've stormed lawmakers' offices, ramped up their ad campaigns, and even rented planes to fly over beaches. “I can’t really think of another time when there’s been this strong a message in opposition to an entire industry,” said John Rother, the group’s former head of...
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Factbox: Britain's insulin providers prepare for Brexit fallout

Sep 18, 2019 , Reuters
With Britain sourcing the vast majority of the insulin needed by its 1 million diabetics from overseas, its biggest providers have had to restructure their supply chains in case a chaotic Brexit disrupts the normal arteries of trade....
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Congo's former health minister detained over alleged mismanagement of $4.3 million in Ebola funds

Sep 17, 2019 , CNN Health
Former Democratic Republic of Congo health minister Oly Ilunga has been detained over allegations of mismanaging public funds worth $4.3 million that were allocated to fighting the Ebola outbreak in the country, one of his lawyers told CNN on Monday....
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For 1 in 16 US women, their first experience with sexual intercourse was rape, study says

Sep 17, 2019 , CNN Health
More than 3.3 million American women ages 18 to 44 were raped the first time they had sexual intercourse, according to a new study, and "all demographic groups reported substantial roles of forced sexual initiation."...
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Philippines declares a national dengue epidemic after 622 deaths

Sep 17, 2019 , CNN Health
A national dengue epidemic has been declared in the Philippines, where 622 people have died of the mosquito-borne disease since January and millions more are at risk....
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This med student was given last rites before finding a treatment that saved his life. His method could help millions

Sep 15, 2019 , CNN Health
After David Fajgenbaum suffered repeated life-threatening relapses of Castleman disease, he became laser-focused on trying to save his own life. Against the odds he pioneered a new treatment and an approach to drug research that could help others with rare diseases....
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KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: Despite Booming Economy, Uninsured Rate Ticks Up

Sep 13, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Nearly 2 million more Americans were uninsured in 2018 than in the previous year, according to the Census Bureau’s annual report. Plus, the Trump administration announced plans to ban flavored vape liquids, and Congress is back and working to address high prescription drug prices and “surprise” medical bills. This week, Joanne Kenen of Politico, Tami Luhby of CNN and Rebecca Adams of CQ Roll Call join KHN’s Julie Rovner to discuss these issues and more....
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Fewer Americans Have Health Insurance: Report

Sep 12, 2019 , WebMD
Meanwhile, about 27.5 million people (8.5% of the population) lacked health insurance for all of 2018, up from 7.9% in 2017, which was the first increase since the Affordable Care Act took full effect in...
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Providing Health Care To Undocumented Immigrants Has Become Hot Election Talk. But What Does It Mean?

Sep 12, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Americans are divided about providing more comprehensive government-backed coverage to the roughly 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S., but many of the Democratic candidates have spoken in favor of doing so. CNN takes a look at what that would entail. Meanwhile, immigration and health care continue to rank high in polls of issues that voters care...
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Trump administration seeks ban on flavored e-cigarettes to combat youth addiction

Sep 12, 2019 , Reuters
The Trump administration announced plans on Wednesday to remove all flavored e-cigarettes from store shelves in a widening crackdown on vaping, as officials warned that sweet flavors had drawn millions of children into nicotine addiction....
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