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Cutting Off Cervical Cancer's Fuel Supply Stymies Tumors

Feb 16, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Cancer therapies have improved — in some cases dramatically — over the past two decades, but treatment for cervical cancer has remained largely unchanged. All patients receive radiation and chemotherapy, yet despite the aggressive approach, the regimen fails in about one-third of patients with cervi......
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Digital health news briefs for 2/15/2018

Feb 16, 2018 dave.muoio@himssmedia.com (Dave Muoio), Mobile Health News
Insulin dose tool gains CE Mark. DreaMed Diabetes has received a CE Mark for its Type 1-focused clinical decision support (CDS) platform, Advisor Pro. The tool’s algorithms process data from a number of connected diabetes management devices to provide a personalized insulin dosing treatment...
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Alphabet-backed Flatiron Health is being acquired by Roche

Feb 16, 2018 , CNBC Health
Swiss pharma giant Roche is buying Flatiron, which was founded by two ex-Google employees and aims to improve cancer...
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Six state regulators now scrutinizing Aetna prior-authorization practices

Feb 16, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
More states have started questioning Aetna's prior-authorization practices in the wake of a former Aetna medical director's admission that he never reviewed patient medical records when deciding whether to pay for...
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Obesity May Give Men With Melanoma an Advantage

Feb 16, 2018 , WebMD
Among men who received treatment for the potentially deadly cancer, obese patients lived an average of 47 percent longer than those with a healthy body weight, researchers...
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Race, Insurance Status Linked To Job Loss After Breast Cancer

Feb 15, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Job loss following early-stage breast cancer diagnosis is associated with race and insurance status, but not with any clinical or treatment-related factors, finds a new study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. Not only were an African-American patient or an uninsured patie......
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Parents want custody to stop transgender teen having hormone treatment

Feb 15, 2018 , CNN Health
An Ohio court will decide the fate of a transgender teen who is in what the judge describes as a "gut-wrenching situation."...
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Do Not Make Your Kids Drink Bleach Chemicals To Treat Autism

Feb 15, 2018 , Forbes
An Indianapolis father has claimed that his wife tried Miracle Mineral Solution (MMS) as an autism "treatment" on their child. The Department of Child Services has since removed their child from their...
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Minnesota renews push for tax on prescription opioids

Feb 15, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters) - Citing rising opioid fatalities, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton on Wednesday announced a renewed legislative proposal to tax prescription opioid pills to help fund treatment....
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Video Games To Improve Mobility After A Stroke

Feb 15, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
The victims of cerebral infarcts that lose a part of the mobility of their body undergo physiotherapy treatments, while the therapies based on the training of attention are reserved for patients with cognitive disorders such as learning or memory difficulties. Researchers at the Basque Center on Co......
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More Than 320 Counties, Cities And States Are Suing Drugmakers For Role In Opioid Epidemic

Feb 15, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Local and state leaders have been turning toward the legal system in their battle against the opioid crisis. In other news, the White House has approved research into which addiction treatments actually work best; doctors say Purdue's decision to stop marketing OxyContin is "20 years late"; and experts react to Attorney General Jeff Session's comments that patients should just "take some aspirin sometimes and tough it out a little...
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OCD Treatment Could Someday Start With A Brain Scan

Feb 15, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Washing hands needlessly dozens of times of day. Spending so much time perfecting schoolwork that it never gets turned in. These are typical behaviors for people with obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD, a lifelong illness marked by repetitive thoughts and actions that can seriously impair work p......
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Two states question Aetna's prior-authorization practices amid CVS merger

Feb 14, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
A former Aetna medical director admitted he didn't review patient medical records when making treatment authorization decisions. That's put a microscope on insurers' processes and could thwart Aetna's proposed merger with pharmacy giant CVS...
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Which opioid addiction treatments work? White House OKs study to find answers

Feb 14, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The CDC will launch a national study to determine which treatments work best for people battling opioid addiction and when medication-assisted treatments are...
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Opioid Use Increases Risk Of Serious Infections

Feb 14, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Opioid users have a significantly increased risk of infections severe enough to require treatment at the hospital, such as pneumonia and meningitis, as compared to people who don’t use opioids. The Vanderbilt University Medical Center study, released today by the Annals of Internal Medicine, found ......
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Parents want custody to stop transgender teen having hormone treatment

Feb 14, 2018 , CNN Health
An Ohio court will decide the fate of a transgender teen who is in what the judge describes as a "gut-wrenching situation."...
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California’s Regulators To Investigate Aetna’s Medical Coverage Decisions

Feb 14, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The investigations follow testimony in a lawsuit by a former Aetna medical director who said he relied on information from nurses, without reviewing patient records himself, when deciding which treatments to allow and...
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Light-Activated Cancer Drugs Without Toxic Side Effects: Fresh Insight

Feb 14, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Future cancer drugs that are activated by light and don’t cause the toxic side-effects of current chemotherapy treatments are closer to becoming a reality, thanks to new research made possible by the Monash Warwick Alliance, an intercontinental collaboration between the University of Warwick (UK) an......
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Merck scraps another late-stage Alzheimer's drug study

Feb 14, 2018 , Reuters
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Merck & Co Inc on Tuesday said it will end another late-stage trial of an Alzheimer's drug because it was unlikely to work, adding to the pile-up of failures to find an effective treatment for the mind-wasting disease....
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Mirena vs. Kyleena

Feb 13, 2018 , RxList
Mirena (levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine device) and Kyleena (levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system) are forms of birth control that are hormone-releasing systems placed in your uterus (intra-uterine device, or IUD) to prevent pregnancy for up to 5 years. Mirena is also used for the treatment of heavy menstrual bleeding in women....
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