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4622 Articles Matching "test"

California Farm Linked to E. Coli in Romaine

Dec 15, 2018 , WebMD
So far, 59 people across 15 states have come down with the often severe gastrointestinal...
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J&J shares sink 10% after Reuters report on asbestos in Johnson & Johnson baby powder

Dec 15, 2018 , CNBC Health
Reuters says a review of documents and testimony showed that Johnson & Johnson executives, mine managers, doctors and lawyers were aware the company's raw talc and finished powders sometimes tested positive for small amounts of...
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Does Diabetes Damage Brain Health?

Dec 15, 2018 , WebMD
Researchers have found that people with diabetes had lower scores on verbal memory and verbal fluency...
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FDA sends lab monkeys into retirement after outcry

Dec 15, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
More than two dozen former FDA lab monkeys have found a new home at a Florida primate sanctuary after their use in nicotine experiments inspired...
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Genetic Tests That Use Multiple Variants To Predict Disease Risk Are Gaining Popularity. But Are They Reliable?

Dec 15, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The tests are expanded versions of ones that look at a single DNA mutation to assess the risk of getting common diseases. But many questions still remain, including what to even do with the results if a patient is found to be at higher risk. In other public health news: abortion access, gene-editing, lead in toys, and...
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Amazon has explored getting into consumer health diagnostics — testing for disease at home

Dec 15, 2018 , CNBC Health
Amazon looked at buying Confer, a start-up developing at-home health tests prior to its acquisition of PillPack....
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Do Diabetics Really Need to Fast for Blood Tests?

Dec 14, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Do Diabetics Really Need to Fast for Blood Tests?Category: Health NewsCreated: 12/11/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/12/2018 12:00:00...
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How To Be Happy (Nearly) All The Time - Part Two

Dec 14, 2018 , Forbes
In a previous post I outlined six ways in which someone could set themselves up for happiness, including ways to think, perspectives to have and things to change. Since the post was published I’ve received suggestions of other tried-and-tested ways to be happy, so here’s 7, 8 and...
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Fentanyl is the deadliest drug in America, CDC confirms

Dec 13, 2018 , CNN Health
Fentanyl is now the most commonly used drug involved in drug overdoses, according to a new government report. The latest numbers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics say that the rate of drug overdoses involving the synthetic opioid skyrocketed by about 113% each year from 2013 through 2016....
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FDA sends warning to company at center of heart medication recall

Dec 13, 2018 , CNN Health
The US Food and Drug Administration issued a warning letter to the Chinese maker of an ingredient in popular heart drugs, and said it continues to test the ingredient for a cancer-causing chemical....
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Missing The Sweet Spot: Millions Of Low-Risk People With Diabetes May Be Testing Their Blood Sugar Too Often

Dec 12, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
For people with Type 2 diabetes, the task of testing their blood sugar with a fingertip prick and a drop of blood on a special strip of paper becomes part of everyday life. But a new study suggests that some of them test more often than they need to. In fact, the research shows, 14% of people with......
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Women Who Have Children More At Risk For Breast Cancer For 23 Years, But Then It Flips And Becomes Protective

Dec 12, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Experts say that women should not worry overall, though, and that the risk is small. Meanwhile, a study found that the current guidelines for genetic testing of breast cancer patients is out of...
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With Diabetes, Must You Fast for Blood Tests?

Dec 12, 2018 , WebMD
New research shows that up to 22 percent of people with diabetes who fasted for lab tests had a low blood sugar episode (hypoglycemia) while waiting for the...
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FoodMarble AIRE, a D2C device to test for food intolerances, now on sale

Dec 12, 2018 jonah.comstock@mobihealthnews.com (Jonah Comstock), Mobile Health News
The $159 device works on the same principle as an oft-performed GI lab...
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Proposed ‘Public Charge’ Policy Would Have ‘Deleterious Impact’ On Dallas’ Economy And Public Health, Mayor Says

Dec 12, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The city is the latest to take a stand against the Trump administration's proposed policy that would penalize legal immigrants who are seeking green cards for accepting government aid such as Medicaid. Meanwhile, Democratic lawmakers at the national level are coming out against the proposal....
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Olympus unit pleads guilty to resolve U.S. duodenoscope probe

Dec 11, 2018 , Reuters
An Olympus Corp subsidiary pleaded guilty on Monday and agreed to pay $85 million to resolve charges that it failed to file reports with U.S. regulators regarding infections connected to its duodenoscopes while continuing to sell the medical devices used to view the gastrointestinal tract....
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This Company’s Souped Up Hospital Bed Includes Sensors To Monitor Patients’ Vitals

Dec 11, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The latest-generation bed's sensors could also detect movement that would alert providers if the patient was falling out. The transformation of a low-tech medical staple reflects how much the hospital is undergoing a digital...
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Breast cancer testing guidelines out of date, missing genetic screening

Dec 11, 2018 , CNN Health
The current guidelines for genetic testing of breast cancer patients limit the number of women who can get tested. Because of these restrictions, these tests miss as many patients with hereditary cancers as they find, according to a study published Monday in the Journal of Clinical Oncology....
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Many diabetics needlessly test blood sugar at home

Dec 11, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - - One in seven people with type 2 diabetes may be needlessly testing their blood sugar at home several times a day, a U.S. study suggests....
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Scientists to test tailor-made vaccine tech to fight epidemics

Dec 10, 2018 , Reuters
A global coalition set up to fight disease epidemics is investing up to $8.4 million to develop a synthetic vaccine system that could be tailor-made to fight multiple pathogens such as flu, Ebola, Marburg and Rabies....
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