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4549 Articles Matching "treatment"

Ethanol Injection A Viable Treatment Option For Some Thyroid Problems

Oct 13, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
If you have a thyroid problem, a shot of alcohol just might be the cure. But hold off on heading to the liquor store: It’s not that kind of shot or that kind of alcohol. Instead, it’s a medical procedure called ultrasound-guided percutaneous ethanol ablation, which involves the pinpoint injection ......
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Adipex-P vs. Contrave

Oct 12, 2018 , RxList
Adipex-P (phentermine) and Contrave (naltrexone HCl and bupropion HCl) are used in combination with diet and exercise for the treatment of obesity. A difference is Adipex-P is intended for short-term use only, while Contrave is used for chronic weight...
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Growing Human Retinas In The Lab, Scientists Spy On How Color-Detecting Cells In The Eye Develop

Oct 12, 2018 , Forbes
The new research published today suggests a potential treatment approach for premature babies with certain vision problems....
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Study Of Nearly 41,000 Women Who Almost Died Giving Birth Shows Who's Most At Risk

Oct 12, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Tens of thousands of American women each year need emergency treatment to save their lives while they deliver their babies, or immediately after. A new study shows how much their risk of a life-threatening birth depends on their racial and ethnic background, and their underlying health. In all, 1.6......
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Neonatal Seizures: Closing The Knowledge And Treatment Gap

Oct 12, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Seizures are more common during the neonatal period than any other time in life, occurring in 2 to 3 neonates per 1,000. Incidence is even higher in preterm infants, with some studies finding rates of up to 130 per 1,000. Despite their frequency, the topic as a focus of research “is so neglected,” ......
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Major brands go pink and share breast cancer survival stories

Oct 12, 2018 , Healthcare Comm.
Marketers are supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month through a bevy of campaigns aimed at increasing awareness and gathering donations for disease prevention and...
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Path To Deadly Sepsis Varies By Bacterial Infection

Oct 12, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Sepsis remains a common and deadly condition that occurs when the body reacts to an infection in the bloodstream. Scientists know little about the early stages of the condition; however, physicians must act fast. Every hour that passes without one or more of the few treatments available increases th......
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AcelRx shares surge after FDA staff says opioid safe

Oct 11, 2018 , Reuters
AcelRx Pharmaceuticals Inc's shares surged 30 percent on Wednesday after U.S. Food and Administration staff said the company's opioid treatment was safe and effective, bringing it one step closer to a marketing approval....
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CMS warns of patient safety risks at Texas hospital

Oct 11, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The only hospital in Grand Prairie, Texas, has come under CMS scrutiny after several visits revealed that untrained personnel were caring for patients or patients were not receiving needed...
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MiraLAX vs. Kristalose

Oct 11, 2018 , RxList
Kristalose (lactulose) and MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol 3350) are laxatives indicated for the treatment of constipation....
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Critically Ill Patients Supported By Respirators In ICUs May Develop Weakness From Drug Treatment, Not Illness

Oct 11, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
At least 25% of critically ill patients who receive mechanical ventilation in intensive care units (ICUs) develop muscular weakness severe enough to impair their quality of life. In a new study published in the journal CHEST® designed to investigate possible causes, researchers found that mechanical......
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Planned Intermittent Fasting May Help Reverse Type 2 Diabetes, Suggest Doctors

Oct 11, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Planned intermittent fasting may help to reverse type 2 diabetes, suggest doctors writing in the journal BMJ Case Reports after three patients in their care, who did this, were able to cut out the need for insulin treatment altogether. Around one in 10 people in the US and Canada have type 2 diabet......
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First Automated Malnutrition Screen Automated For Hospitalized Children

Oct 10, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
A team of clinicians, dietitians and researchers has created an automated program to screen for malnutrition in hospitalized children, providing daily alerts to healthcare providers so they can quickly intervene with appropriate treatment. The malnutrition screen draws on existing patient data in el......
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China approves 17 anti-cancer drugs for medical insurance coverage

Oct 10, 2018 , Reuters
China has approved 17 anti-cancer drugs for inclusion in its national health insurance system, the government said on Wednesday, part of its efforts to make cancer treatment more affordable as the number of cases increases....
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Long-Acting Injectable Implant Shows Promise For HIV Treatment And Prevention

Oct 10, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
A persistent challenge in HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention is medication adherence – getting patients to take their medication as required to get the best results. Currently, a once-daily pill to prevent HIV infection is available. However, adherence to a once-daily regimen can be difficult for so......
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Demerol vs. Stadol

Oct 10, 2018 , RxList
Demerol (meperidine) and Stadol (butorphanol tartrate) are opioids (narcotics) used for treatment of moderate to severe pain. Stadol is also used as part of anesthesia for surgery, or during early labor (if childbirth is expected to be more than 4 hours...
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Black Market For Opioid Addiction Medication Thriving Because Treatment Is So Hard To Get, Experts Say

Oct 09, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Experts say buprenorphine is misunderstood, and its potential for abuse just shows the gaps that exist in treatment options in the U.S. News on the national drug crisis comes out of California and Maryland, as well....
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Study Finds Tiny Clip That Repairs Leaky Heart Valve Is A Powerful Treatment Option For Heart Failure Patients

Oct 09, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
A new nationwide study published in the New England Journal of Medicine that included researchers from the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City found that a tiny clip placed in the heart to fix a leaky mitral valve drastically decreases the risk of both dying and returning ......
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Akcea Therapeutics genetic disease treatment gets FDA approval

Oct 06, 2018 , Reuters
Akcea Therapeutics Inc said on Friday its treatment, developed along with Ionis Pharmaceuticals , which targets a rare genetic disease was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration....
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Facebook Live: The Cancer Divide

Oct 06, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Californians and Americans are living longer with cancer — but some are living longer than others. California Healthline’s Facebook Live addresses disparities in cancer diagnosis, treatment and care — and what can be done about...
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