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Crowdfunding raises millions for risky medical treatments, study says

Oct 24, 2018 , CNN Health
Certain medical fundraising efforts could do more harm than good for some patients....
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Amazon And NIH To Link Biomedical Data And Researchers

Oct 24, 2018 , Forbes
There is immense potential here to advance human health by driving new discoveries that enable more accurate disease risk prediction, tailored diagnostics and prevention and treatment...
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Hospitals Have Given Antipsychotics To Delirious Patients For Decades, But New Study Finds Few Benefits

Oct 24, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The drugs can have serious side effects, and there has been little research to determine whether they were actually effective. A new study calls into question their widespread use in hospitals. As many as one in four hospital patients become delirious, with the risk increasing for older patients and those who have had...
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Knowledge Is Power: Knowing The Potential Risks Of Hormonal Birth Control Can Help College Women Make More Informed Choices For Their Health And Well-Being

Oct 24, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
There is a Bermuda triangle of sorts for college women—the convergence of several factors that can be a detriment to their educational careers. And the points on that triangle are alarmingly common. Sean Gregory, an assistant professor of politics and international affairs and director of the new I......
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Eating More Organic Food Tied to Lower Cancer Risk

Oct 24, 2018 , RxList
A higher frequency of eating organic food was associated with a reduced risk for cancer, according to results from a large population-based observational study published online October 22 in JAMA Internal...
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Kids With Autism More Likely to Be Overweight

Oct 24, 2018 , WebMD
Children who have autism or other developmental delays have a greater risk of being overweight or obese by age 5, a study has...
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Vaccine confidence low in Europe, raising disease outbreak risk

Oct 24, 2018 , Reuters
Low levels of public confidence in vaccines in the European Union are pushing immunization rates down and the number of disease outbreaks up, according to an expert report on Tuesday....
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Disabling Hip Ailment Is Another Health Risk for Obese Kids

Oct 24, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Disabling Hip Ailment Is Another Health Risk for Obese KidsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/22/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/22/2018 12:00:00...
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Study: Care at For-Profit Nursing Homes Is Worse

Oct 24, 2018 , WebMD
Residents of for-profit nursing homes have almost twice the risk of health problems linked to neglect compared with people who live in nonprofit homes, researchers...
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Link Found Between Chronic Inflammation And Risk For Alzheimer's Disease

Oct 23, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
While it is widely shown that possessing the ApoE4 gene is the major genetic risk factor of Alzheimer's disease (AD), not all ApoE4 carriers develop AD. For the first time, researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have shown that ApoE4 linked with chronic inflammation dramatically ......
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CDC Launches Ambitious Initiative To Kick-Start Nation’s Stalled Progress Against Cardiovascular Death Rate

Oct 23, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
With the campaign, CDC hopes to prevent a million heart attacks and strokes by the year 2022. The campaign would focus on small steps Americans can take to cut their risk factors, such as exercising the recommended amount and giving up smoking. Meanwhile, New York City wants to tackle Americans' sugar addiction....
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Can Language Save Us, As Depression Becomes The No.1 Health Risk For Humans?

Oct 23, 2018 , Forbes
What lessons can we learn from the physical health spectrum to help the 300 million sufferers of the biggest health risk on the...
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GE Won't Be The Last Insurer To Pay Billions In Long-Term Care Charges

Oct 23, 2018 , Forbes
Companies selling long-term care insurance will take “material reserve charges” through 2019 to cover claims in the life insurance sector’s “riskiest business,” Fitch Ratings says in a new...
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Love Organics? Your Odds for Some Cancers May Fall

Oct 23, 2018 , WebMD
Eating more organically grown foods was linked to a 34 percent reduced risk of postmenopausal breast cancer, a 76 percent decreased risk for all lymphomas and an 86 percent reduced risk for non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a recent study...
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Organic foods tied to slightly lower cancer risk

Oct 23, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - People who eat more organic foods may be slightly less likely to develop certain cancers, a French study suggests....
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Disabling Hip Ailment Another Risk for Obese Kids

Oct 23, 2018 , WebMD
Children with severe obesity at 5 years old had almost 20 times the risk of a thin child of developing slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE), a severe hip deformity, new research...
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Medicating Distress: Risky Sedative Prescriptions For Older Adults Vary Widely

Oct 23, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Despite years of warnings that older adults shouldn't take sedative drugs that put them at risk of injury and death, a new study reveals how many primary care doctors are still prescribing them, how often, and exactly where. Mapped out county by county, the study shows wide variation in prescriptio......
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Study: Risky Stimulants Still in Many Supplements

Oct 23, 2018 , WebMD
Between 2013 and 2016, the FDA found that supplement brands contained one or more of four unapproved stimulants. Despite public notice warnings from the agency, three-quarters of the supplements still contained at least one prohibited stimulant in 2017. And half contained two or...
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You can cut your cancer risk by eating organic, a new study says

Oct 23, 2018 , CNN Health
You can protect yourself from cancer by eating organic, a new study suggests. Those who frequently eat organic foods lowered their overall risk of developing cancer, a study published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine finds. Specifically, those who primarily eat organic foods were more likely to ward off non-Hodgkin lymphoma and postmenopausal breast cancer compared to those who rarely or never ate organic foods....
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U.S. farmers, government fight risk of African swine fever

Oct 23, 2018 , Reuters
U.S. hog farmers are ramping up safety procedures and leaving animal-feed ingredients imported from China in storage in an attempt to keep out a highly contagious swine disease that is sweeping through Asia and Europe....
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