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Ohio State Research Finds Toilet Stool May Solve Common Bowel Issues

Feb 16, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Most people aren't eager to talk about how to improve bowel movements, but researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center found the solution to common bowel issues may be as simple as boosting your feet on a stool. "These toilet stools became popular through things like viral videos......
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In States With Legal Medical Pot, Teen Use Is Down

Feb 16, 2019 , WebMD
The longer medical marijuana had been legal, the less likely teens were to use...
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Ambivalence Over Motherhood Could Reshape Practices Around Family Planning

Feb 16, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
New data from a CDC survey finds that in up to 19 percent of pregnancies, women are unsure if they want to be pregnant, a state of mind doctors need to be in tune with when counseling them, researchers say. Public health news looks at AIDS death rates in the South; depression's harmful role in aging brains; looking for treatments in moss piglets and a reason to get off the couch this weekend, as...
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State Highlights: Conn. Advocacy Group Aims To Give Undocumented Access To Health Insurance; Insurer Underpaid California Hospitals For ER Services, Jury Rules

Feb 16, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Media outlets report on news from Connecticut, California, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, New Hampshire, Texas, Wyoming, Minnesota, Georgia, Louisiana and...
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Explainer: Low vaccination rates, global outbreaks fuel U.S. measles spread

Feb 16, 2019 , Reuters
A measles outbreak that has stricken at least 225 people in New York state since October began with a traveler who visited Israel during the Jewish high holidays and returned to a predominantly ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighborhood of Rockland County....
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Blacks Gain, Still Have Highest Cancer Death Rate

Feb 15, 2019 , WebMD
The number of black lives lost to cancer in the United States is falling, and at a faster rate than observed among white people. That's helping to close a decades-long "race gap" in cancer...
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Merck to further study Keytruda in prostate cancer after early success

Feb 15, 2019 , Reuters
Merck & Co Inc said on Thursday it was launching three late-stage studies for its cancer immunotherapy Keytruda as a combination treatment for prostate cancer after the drug showed anti-tumor activity in an early-stage trial....
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Medicinal Cannabis: More Data Needed On Clinical- And Cost-Effectiveness

Feb 15, 2019 , Forbes
In the U.S., at the state level, there has been a tremendous groundswell of support in recent years for the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes. The growing medicinal use of cannabis in the U.S. cries out for more evidence, particularly since an increasing number of states have legalized its...
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Alcohol Problems Grow as Booze Gets a Bigger Kick

Feb 15, 2019 , WebMD
It’s only in the past decade or two that most states allowed higher-alcohol beers to be sold in restaurants and stores. Most had an ABV limit of 6% or 7%. In other words, those estimates do not reflect that a 12-ounce beer with an alcohol by volume of 10% has about twice the alcohol content of a 5-ounce glass of...
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More U.S. Men Holding Off on Prostate Cancer Surgery

Feb 15, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: More U.S. Men Holding Off on Prostate Cancer SurgeryCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/12/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/13/2019 12:00:00...
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Racial disparities in US cancer deaths are shrinking, study finds

Feb 15, 2019 , CNN Health
Racial disparities in cancer deaths between black and white patients in the United States are receding -- but more progress is needed to completely close the gap for some cancer types and age groups, according to a new study....
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Bayer stresses drug's tolerability in bid for prostate cancer market

Feb 15, 2019 , Reuters
Bayer is banking on the mild side effects of its experimental prostate cancer drug darolutamide, as it prepares to take on established rival products by Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson....
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From The State Capitols: Calif. Governor Gives State Of State; Rape In Ariz. Nursing Facility Sparks New Patient Protection Bills

Feb 14, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Coverage on movement in the state capitols comes out of California, Arizona, Iowa, Texas, Maryland, Georgia, Ohio, South Dakota, New Mexico and...
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Diabetes Eye Exam Frequency in US Is 'Alarmingly Low'

Feb 14, 2019 , RxList
The frequency of eye exams among insured patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes in the United States is "alarmingly low," new research...
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NACDS urges DIR reform in statement to House committee

Feb 14, 2019 , Drug Store News - Retail
In comments to the House Ways and Means committee, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores pointed out that DIR fee reform can reduce patients’ out-of-pocket drug costs and overall healthcare spending, Read More...
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N.Y.C. nurses to picket as negotiations with hospitals drag on

Feb 14, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Six weeks after the term of the New York State Nurses Association contract with a group of city hospitals ended, the two sides have yet to reach a deal, mostly because of their disagreement about defined nurse-to-patient...
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Moved by CNN investigation, Georgia lawmaker proposes storing rape kits for at least 50 years

Feb 14, 2019 , CNN Health
Inspired by a CNN investigation that revealed law enforcement agencies nationwide improperly destroyed rape kits, a Georgia lawmaker introduced legislation Wednesday aimed at preventing that from happening in his state....
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State Highlights: Liver Donor Malpractice Case Goes To Trial In Massachusetts After Both Men Die; Facility In Texas Proposed For Immigrant Children Contains Toxins, Group Says

Feb 14, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Media outlets report on news from Massachusetts, Texas, California, Ohio, Kansas, Nevada, Minnesota, and...
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Advocates Hope Emerging Evidence About Economic Benefits Of Medicaid Expansion Will Nudge Kansas, Missouri Into Action

Feb 14, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The states have long-balked at the price tag associated with expansion, but economists are saying other red states are reaping the benefits of injecting the economy with millions in federal dollars. Beginning next year, however, the federal government’s contribution will phase down to 90 percent from the current 93 percent of expansion costs, which will make it a harder sell. Medicaid news comes out of Utah and North...
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Singapore police say American accused of leaking HIV data 'pathological liar'

Feb 14, 2019 , Reuters
Singapore police said on Wednesday a U.S. citizen accused of leaking the names of more than 14,000 HIV-positive people was "a pathological liar", in a case that has raised concerns over data privacy in the city-state....
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