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Science Just Served Up A Great Reason To Do Something Fun After Work

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 01:50:00 -0400

Detaching after work is a key discipline for preserving sleep, especially if your job is drama heavy, finds a study that serves up an important daily life hack.

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Idaho's Medicaid Expansion Nears Goal For Ballot Initiative

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 21:40:00 -0400

Supporters of Medicaid expansion in Idaho say they will meet their goal to put an initiative on the November general election ballot.

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CEO Says App Could Raise Billions For Alzheimer's Research

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 19:08:00 -0400

Max Tokarsky wants to talk about funding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. But he’s not talking about just asking major corporations or the government or even Big Pharma for help. Tokarsky wants everyone to pitch in. And he’s figured out a way we can.

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Health Care Providers Can't Afford To Ignore Direct-To-Consumer Genetic Testing

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 11:05:00 -0400

Most health care providers have ignored or dismissed direct-to-consumer genetic testing, to date. We can no longer afford to overlook potentially life-saving genetic information.

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Mass Shootings: Tragic For Victims, Great For Gun Manufacturers

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 10:12:00 -0400

More than 32,000 Americans die each year from gunshot wounds. Changing the way we talk about mass shootings may reduce increased gun sales that inevitably lead to a tragic number of accidental gun deaths.

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Shift From Obamacare To Medicare Advantage Boosts Anthem Profits

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 09:36:00 -0400

Anthem's move away from Obamacare to Medicare Advantage helped Anthem increase first quarter profits 30% to $1.3 billion.

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Learn The Secrets Professional Athletes And Top CEOs Use For Optimal Health

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 09:00:00 -0400

Of every component in wellness, one of the most vital things to consider is cellular health.

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Harnessing The Power Of Data For An Aging Population

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 08:36:00 -0400

A digital overhaul of health systems can transform outcomes for elders and all people in need of healthcare alike. Estonia serves as an important example of what can be achieved with government leadership, innovative technology, and a commitment to improving efficiencies in health.

How Drinking Alcohol May Affect The Bacteria In Your Mouth

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 08:14:00 -0400

Here are millions of ways that alcohol may be affecting your mouth.

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Raremark: The "Facebook For People With Rare Diseases" Is Raising $3 Million To Fund DNA Services

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 02:00:00 -0400

Julie Walter’s father died of the rare lung condition Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. Her stepbrother was diagnosed with autism at a young age, while her goddaughter has today battled and recovered from a rare type of Leukaemia. It was these experiences that led Walters to launch Raremark.

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The Amazing Ways Infervision Uses AI To Detect Strokes

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 00:28:00 -0400

Fusing medical imagery with machine learning has helped Infervision pioneer new screening methods for lung cancer in the past. Now it has turned its computer vision on strokes, with similarly promising results.

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Former CEO Of Obamacare: End To Individual Mandate Won't Be So Bad

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 18:03:00 -0400

Centene’s Kevin Counihan, who was the first CEO of for the Obama administration, now says the individual mandate wasn’t “powerful” and penalties to get people to buy coverage not high enough to have an impact.

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Why zk-SNARKs Are Crucial For Blockchain Data Privacy

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 13:44:00 -0400

With the amount of data people provide to companies like Facebook, it’s essential to have ways to protect information and keep sensitive data safe. And zk-SNARKs are a valuable weapon in the battle for privacy and security.

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Centene's Obamacare Profits Surge As Market Stabilizes

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 09:44:00 -0400

Health insurer Centene said first-quarter profits jumped to $340 million as the company retained 80% of its Obamacare members and successfully managed their costs in individual health plans under the Affordable Care Act.

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I Can't Wait For The Next Generation Of Healthcare Leaders To Take Over

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 08:56:00 -0400

A portal exists between two healthcare realities: Dr. Robert Pearl traversed it on his way from Claremont College in California to Washington, D.C.

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How Blueprint Medicines Got The Blues

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 08:27:00 -0400

Why has Blueprint's stock been sinking? Well, one analysis says the company's results weren't so impressive after all.

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Medicare Buy-In Could Win Big In Today's Arizona Special Election

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 08:01:00 -0400

A special U.S. House election Tuesday in Arizona pits Democrat Hiral Tipirneni, a physician supporter of expanding Medicare to those under 65 via a public option, against conservative Republican Debbie Lesko who adheres to Donald Trump's agenda.

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Is Biopharma Investing Too Much In Cancer R&D?

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 07:58:00 -0400

The real pressure caused by the presumed overabundance of cancer research falls on investors and decision makers who guide R&D portfolios.

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How Can You Prevent Lyme And Other Tick-borne Diseases?

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 07:00:00 -0400

Wondering how to protect yourself outside from ticks this year? Here's what you need to know.

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How Do Marijuana Strains And Doses Affect Depression And Anxiety? A New Study Looks For Answers

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 01:24:00 -0400

How marijuana use affects depression, anxiety and stress symptoms is a topic of debate, with advocates and detractors seeking data to support their positions. A new study takes a shot at finding some answers -- the results are worth a look, but carry a few caveats.

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A Remarkable New Technology That Will Diminish A Global Cancer Threat

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 00:05:00 -0400

A new technology could be used to sort grain like corn/maize at high speed and take out an important toxic and carcinogenic contaminant that is a particular issue for Africa. This is being advanced by a partnership between the Swiss company Bühler and Microsoft.

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Marijuana And Meditation May Both Reduce Anxiety. Which Is Better?

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 12:24:00 -0400

Marijuana and meditation both seem to help reduce anxiety. But only one may help treat depression.

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Humana To Buy Stake In Hospice Provider Amid Walmart Speculation

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 09:08:00 -0400

Humana said it is buying a 40% stake in hospice provider Curo Health Services with private equity firms TPG and Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe amid speculation the health insurer is a buyout target of retail giant Walmart.

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Could Artificial Sweeteners And Diet Soda Also Lead To Diabetes?

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 08:40:00 -0400

Here are what experiments were conducted, what they found, and what evidence exists.

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The Lettuce Scare And How To Reduce Future Food Disasters

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 08:20:00 -0400

The risk of foodborne illness has remained static but still unacceptably high. What can we do to reduce this risk in the future?

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Health Insurers: Trump's Short-Term Plans Will Trigger Loss Of Coverage

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 08:04:00 -0400

Health insurance companies say the number of uninsured and under-insured Americans would rise thanks to the Trump administration’s proposal to introduce into the market cheaper short-term plans with skimpier benefits.

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How Well Funded Are America's Marijuana Startups? [Infographic]

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 08:00:00 -0400

On Friday, marijuana smokers in the U.S. lit up legally to mark "420", an unofficial holiday to celebrate the drug. With funding in the U.S. marijuana market close to the $600 million mark in 2017, they certainly have a lot to celebrate this time around.

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Sniffle, Sniffle: Is There Anything To Do About Spring Allergies?

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 07:30:00 -0400

20-40% of people suffer from springtime allergies, which can make us really miserable. Is there any effective treatment? Allergy shots, while not a quick or easy fix, can provide genuine long-term relief for many.

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Could Your Diet Be The Cause Of Your Arthritis Pain?

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 06:30:00 -0400

New research in mice explores how the gut microbiome--the bacteria living in intestines--might be responsible for the development of arthritis in obese persons.

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Centene And Humana Have A Good Prognosis Now That Amazon Is Backing Out Of Healthcare

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 06:30:00 -0400

The CressCap model has identified a a potential pair trade in the healthcare sector with buy recommendations on Centene (CNC-US) and Humana (HUM-US)as well as a sell opportunity in Akorn (AKRX-US). A pair trade could mitigate the risk of the healthcare sector's volatility as M&A talks ramp up.

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Kaiser Permanente Shows How To Start Tackling The Childhood Obesity Epidemic

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 06:17:00 -0400

For its Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) initiative, Kaiser Permanente ventured out into the community to try to make some changes, and 11 studies just published in a special supplement of the journal American Journal of Preventive Medicine showed how that decade-long effort went.

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Why The Future Of Precision Medicine Runs Through The IVF Lab

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 17:14:00 -0400

For most of this century we have been preventing the very same diseases in the same populations, for a small fraction of the cost of treatment and at much lower lower risk for side effects using IVF and preimplantation genetics (PGD.)

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Doctors Attack Trump's Short-Term Health Plans Ahead Of Comment Deadline

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 09:36:00 -0400

Doctor groups including the AMA and American Academy of Family Physicians have unleashed detailed critiques of the Trump administration's effort to introduce cheaper health insurance with skimpier benefits.

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Short Bursts Of Exercise Can Give Your Brain An Edge, Study Suggests

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 08:00:00 -0400

Even small bursts of exercise during the day may sharpen attention and provide other benefits. Results from a new study offer clues for integrating a little movement to improve brain function.

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Don't Worry, Night Owls, Here Are The Flaws In That Study About Dying Earlier

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 23:32:00 -0400

The recently published study, which suggested that night owls had a 10 percent higher chance of dying, has plenty of flaws. Plus, here are other studies that favor night owls.

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New Jersey Is Dealing With A Tick Species That Is New To America

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 19:11:00 -0400

Looks like a bunch of New Jersey residents survived the winter. But that is not really good news. Here are some diseases that this new tick can carry.

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10 Quick And Healthy Breakfast Ideas For People Who Hate Breakfast

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 10:46:00 -0400

Power through the day with these breakfast recipes that are healthy and way more delish than that granola bar you were planning to grab on your way out the door.

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Why This Filmmaker Thinks The Future Of Weed Is Female

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 17:48:00 -0400

A new independent film sheds light on the powerful role women are playing in the world of legal marijuana.

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Five Smart And Doable Ways To Eat Less Sugar

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 15:27:00 -0400

If you enjoy fizzy drinks on the reg or love to snack on mint chocolate chip ice cream for an afternoon pick-me-up, you might want to stop and rethink your eating habits, ASAP. Here are five simple tips to slash your sugar intake and get in shape at the same time.

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Shift To Obamacare Bronze Plans Boosts CVS, Walgreens And Walmart Clinics

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:00:00 -0400

The shift this year by Americans to Obamacare's higher deductible bronze plans could benefit retail clinics operated by CVS Health, Walmart and Walgreens Boots Alliance, a new Robert Wood Johnson Foundation report indicates.

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How Long Until Women Are Equally Represented In STEMM Careers?

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:13:00 -0400

A new meta-study finds that it will take sixteen years before equal numbers of men and women publish scientific papers -- but in some disciplines, like computer science and physics, it will be hundreds of years before gender parity is achieved

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The U.S. Healthcare System Is Back To Its High-Spending Ways

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:21:00 -0400

After the slow growth of healthcare spending between 2008 and 2013, some people thought we had healthcare spending under control. But don’t let a few good years fool you: We still have a healthcare spending problem in the United States.

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Barbara Bush Leaves A Legacy: Champion For End-Of-Life Care

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 08:49:00 -0400

Before her passing earlier this week, former First Lady Barbara Bush announced that she would be spending her final days at home with her family utilizing “comfort care” in lieu of continued medical treatment for her congestive heart failure and COPD. She chose quality of life over quantity of life.

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Biogen To Pay Ionis $1 Billion To Develop Brain Drugs

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 06:35:00 -0400

Their first collaboration, Spinraza, a treatment for a deadly rare disease called spinal muscular atrophy, generated $884 million sales last year, its first on the market.

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'60 Minutes' To Air Unprecedented Video Study On The Progression Of Alzheimer's

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 23:04:00 -0400

Jon LaPook, CBS chief medical correspondent, will share a decade-long journey with an Alzheimer's patient and her husband on "60 Minutes" on Sunday this week chronicling what might be an unprecedented look at the long-term devastation of Alzheimer’s disease on both patient and caregiver.

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The Truth About The Sixth-Leading Cause of Death In America

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 23:04:00 -0400

Simply put, the number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease is growing and growing fast. Learn the facts about the sixth leading cause of death in the United States.

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Why Erin Andrews Wants Women To Start Talking About The "C-Word"

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:47:00 -0400

After going public with her cervical cancer diagnosis in 2017, Erin Andrews is partnering with women's health diagnostics company Hologic to get women talking about the "C-word."

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FDA Panel Votes To Approve Marijuana-Based Drug For Epilepsy

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:20:00 -0400

The drug, Epidiolex, was developed by London's GW Pharmaceuticals and is a pharmaceutical-grade form of cannabidiol, or CBD, an oil found in marijuana plants. GW grows the plant in greenhouses and purifies out the CBD.

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How A Swedish City Is Bridging The Gap Between Social And Healthcare For The Elderly

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:03:00 -0400

Coordinating social and healthcare for the elderly its a critical challenge. Every country faces roadblocks that prevent efficient delivery of care for young and old alike. But local innovations can deliver remarkable results.

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Self-Driving Cars, Thinking Machines Will Test Limits Of Tort Law

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:45:00 -0400

Self-driving cars, machines that teach themselves how to operate and home digital assistants that can enter into legally binding contracts are all either on the market now or soon will be. So the next question is: Whom do you sue when they run amok?

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Opioid Prescriptions Dropped In Every State Last Year

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 08:37:00 -0400

"We're seeing declines across every state," says Murray Aitken, executive director of the IQVIA Institute. "The states that have the highest per capita consumption are also the states with the highest decline.

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For Now, Hospitals Hang On Despite CVS, Optum And Walmart Threats

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 08:06:00 -0400

Thus far, not-for-profit hospitals "are showing robust resiliency" and weathering the headwinds of industry consolidation, a new Fitch Ratings report says.

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32-Year-Old CEO Raises $13.8 Million To Improve Access To Specialist Doctors

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 06:00:00 -0400

RubiconMD CEO Gil Addo was inspired to cofound the company in 2013 after his grandmother was diagnosed with a brain tumor.

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New York City Mice: Here Are The Bacteria And Viruses That They Carry

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 14:05:00 -0400

Surprise! Mice in New York City are not squeaky clean. Here's how you handle mouse poop (hint: don't inhale it) and prevent mice from invading your home.

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The Shortage Of Home Care Workers: Worse Than You Think

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 14:05:00 -0400

Forecasts about a shortage of home care workers in America may be understating the problem. Here's why and what's happening to help.

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Express Scripts' Steve Miller: New Orphan Drug Price Is 'Responsible'

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 09:36:00 -0400

Ultragenyx said the drug will have a net price of about $160,000 per year for children and $200,000 for adults (depending on body weight).

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Weed's 420 Holiday Has Hazy Origins But The Economic Impact Is Very Real

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 08:42:00 -0400

Cannabis retailers hoping for higher sales than ever on this year's 4/20

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Buying Binge For UnitedHealth's Optum Is Only Just Beginning

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 08:04:00 -0400

UnitedHealth Group’s Optum is signaling more acquisitions of medical providers lie ahead after UnitedHealth CEO Dave Wichman said executives will be "strong deployers of capital."

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Replacing Alcohol With Marijuana May Prevent Dementia

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 14:57:00 -0400

Alcohol is one of the leading risk factors for dementia. But there is evidence that replacing booze with marijuana might prevent this fatal condition from setting in.

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The Good News For Medicare Beneficiaries

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 11:57:00 -0400

Three pieces of news out of Washington, D.C. are likely to mean broader, more reliable Medicare coverage ahead, especially for Medicare Advantage plans.

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The Type of Consumerism Healthcare Really Needs

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 11:21:00 -0400

For decades, many have been dreaming of a revolution in healthcare based on the premise that making patients more accountable for healthcare costs—making them “consumers”—will result in higher quality and lower costs. For many patients, it’s not a dream, it’s a nightmare.

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SAPVoice: 4 Essential Technologies Powering The Digital Supply Chain

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 10:06:00 -0400

The digitization of supply chains require a combination of technologies. IoT generates huge amounts of data. Predictive analytics and machine learning process this data to make it smarter. AI leverages the data to automate processes, with blockchain ensuring the processes are traceable and secure.

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Buoyed By Optum, UnitedHealth Group Remains On A Roll

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 09:42:00 -0400

UnitedHealth Group's profits soared 31% to $2.8 billion in the first quarter thanks to solid performance across insurance and its Optum health services lines of business.

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FDA Says Stop Selling Dietary Supplements With High Levels Of Caffeine

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 08:47:00 -0400

Here is what the FDA announced and the risks of caffeine powder or liquid sold in bulk to consumers.

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SAPVoice: How Robots Are Changing The Business Of Toilet Paper And Diapers

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 08:43:00 -0400

Toilet paper and diapers will always be needed even in a digital world. The question is how to produce, sell and distribute these products with greater efficiency so they are affordable for everyone around the world

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Amazon About-Face On Drug Sales Not Surprising To Walgreens And CVS

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 07:25:00 -0400

News Amazon is backing away from selling drugs to hospitals is no surprise to Walgreens Boots Alliance or CVS Health, which both have had their doubts about the online retailer's entrance in pharmacy.

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How Much E. Coli, Salmonella Or Other Outbreaks Could Cost A Restaurant

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 19:00:00 -0400

Our study just published in Public Health Reports shows how much an infectious disease outbreak could cost a restaurant under different circumstances.

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Thought Leaders Want Alzheimer's At The Top Of G20 Agenda

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 16:26:00 -0400

Thought leaders, researchers and scientists from around the world are asking the leaders of the world's wealthiest nations to adopt Aging and Dementia as a theme of the G20 Summit next year.

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Need To Fund Your Health Idea? How About Crowdfunding?

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 15:36:00 -0400

CaringCrowd is an example of a platform to help crowdfunding for public health projects. What are the pros and cons and opportunities and pitfalls of crowdfunding?

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How Much Should Insurance Companies Know About The Things TheyInsure?

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 13:21:00 -0400

Should somebody with poor dental hygiene pay more for their health insurances than somebody who brushes and flosses four times a day? In the internet of things age, insurers try to gather as much information as possible about the risks they cover. Are we ready to share information with our insurers?

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Regulators Can't Seem To Tamp Down Telemedicine, And That's A Big Sign Of Change

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 12:32:00 -0400

Over the past decade, patients began paying far more of the doctor bill out of their own pocket, and suddenly they became more of a consumer.

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How Too Much Screen Time Affects Kids' Bodies And Brains

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 11:32:00 -0400

Screen time isn't great for anyone's brain. It may be a particular concern for kids'.

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A Drug To Treat Cancer And Heart Disease (Miracle Cure Or Media Hype?)

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 09:50:00 -0400

The best science writers make readers desire to engage with complicated ideas while never getting ahead of the realities of the science they are writing about.

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Adding Merck's Keytruda To Chemo Halves Death Risk For Lung Cancer Patients

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 09:30:00 -0400

Another study combined Opdivo and Yervoy, two drugs made by Bristol-Myers Squibb, in lung cancer patients selected with a new type of diagnostic test. An third result hints that giving Opdivo earlier – before surgery to remove tumors – may lead to even more benefits for patients.

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Want Fries With That? A Brief History Of Medical MRI, Starting With A McDonald's

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 08:00:00 -0400

The fast-food joint was converted into an outpatient MRI center before the technology was FDA-approved. In its story, find the history of a $50 billion industry.

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Night Owls Could Face Higher Risk Of Premature Death, Finds Study

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 08:00:00 -0400

Being a "night owl" or a "lark" isn't just about what time you go to bed, suggests a new study that finds night owls more likely to suffer from serious health issues and face greater risk of early death.

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A 32-Year-Old's Startup, Inspired By A Health Scare, Sells For $275 Million

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 06:45:00 -0400

Surbhi Sarna decided she wanted to start a woman's health company after she suffered from an ovarian cyst so painful she passed out at age 15. Now she is 32, and her company is being bought by Boston Scientific.

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Blueprint Medicines' Cancer Drug Impresses In Early Study

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 14:06:00 -0400

"This is fantastic for a phase I study," says Vivek Subbiah, the M.D. Anderson researcher who ran the trial with funding from BluePrint, at a press conference. "I do a lot of phase I studies."

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Even As Amazon Lurks, Drugstores Look To Bricks And Mortar

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 10:00:00 -0400

Despite the threat of Amazon entering the pharmacy business, Walgreens, CVS and Rite Aid see corner locations and bricks and mortar expansions as a consumer's entry point for health access.

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Carpe Dia, Or My Treatment For Alzheimer's Disease

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 08:48:00 -0400

I’m envious. My medical school classmate, climbed a mountain with his patient, and not just any mountain. Dr. Bilimoria and Ken Brown, a survivor of pancreatic cancer, ascended Mount Kilimanjaro. I’m envious because none of my patients survives Alzheimer's disease. So what do I have to offer them?

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The Theranos Con

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 15:57:00 -0400

Were Theranos's prominent members and venture capitalists conned, or did they allow themselves to be conned?

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Could Too Much Sitting Make Your Brain Thinner?

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 00:21:00 -0400

A study found that the more hours people reported sitting each day, the thinner the medial temporal lobes of their brains tended to be.

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CDC: Romaine Lettuce Is Likely To Blame For E. Coli Outbreak

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 19:16:00 -0400

Here's an update on the Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157:H7 outbreak and what precautions you should take.

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Bristol Partners With Illumina On Diagnostic Test To Use With Opdivo

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 16:17:00 -0400

Drug giant Bristol-Myers Squibb is partnering with Illumina, the leading maker of DNA sequencing gear, to develop diagnostic tests that will pair with Bristol's cancer drugs.

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Online Outrage Over An Ivanka Trump Tweet Risks Making Children's Health A Political Pawn

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 14:48:00 -0400

No doubt, more than a few American kids need to punch up their healthy activity habits.

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For Cancer Drugs, Will Monday's Data Be As Good As It Gets?

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 12:57:00 -0400

What if Keytruda and Opdivo, the new lung cancer drugs, are as good as it gets? How long will it be before anyone invents medicines that are any better than what we now have?

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AI Is Now Showing Us How Bad Air Pollution Is, Right At Our Homes

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 11:57:00 -0400

The goal: take air quality indexes designed for an entire city, and make them hyperlocal.

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Even One Drink A Day May Pose Health Risk, Study Finds

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 11:43:00 -0400

Five drinks per week seems to be the upper limit of safe alcohol consumption. Above this, it gets risky.

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Rite Aid Sees 'Mid-Sized Market' Future For Its PBM

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 07:00:00 -0400

Rite Aid sees a future to grow its EnvisionRx pharmacy benefit manager selling services to “mid-sized” companies and employer clients.

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Digital Addiction: A Recipe For Isolation, Depression And Anxiety

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 06:30:00 -0400

As technology continues to tighten its grip on our lives, the price for staying connected means that we lose the “human” connection. When we reach for our smartphones, and think we are staying connected, we are actually drifting apart.

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Bathroom Hand Dryers: Another Study Shows How Gross They May Be

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 00:59:00 -0400

A new study demonstrated how much bacteria is being sprayed on to your hands and into the air by hand dryers in restrooms.

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Cancer Can Start To Develop Fifty Years Before Diagnosis

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 17:37:00 -0400

Scientists studying kidney cancer have found that the first genetic damage eventually leading to cancer can occur as early as childhood, in some cases fifty years before diagnosis. They hope this information can be used to help detect these cancers earlier and guide personalized treatment.

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Too Much Sitting Is As Bad For The Brain As It Is For The Body: Study

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 15:27:00 -0400

It’s clear that sitting is bad for physical health, but it also seems to be linked to concerning changes in the brain.

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Marijuana Products Can Help Stop The Spread Of Herpes

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 13:33:00 -0400

Although the herpes virus is considered a sexually transmitted disease, it can easily be spread through the sharing of joints, vaporizers or any other smoking device. But there are some cannabis products that can help prevent the spread of this disease.

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Women's Healthcare Comes Out Of The Shadows: Femtech Shows The Way To Billion-Dollar Opportunities

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 11:01:00 -0400

There are several established healthcare companies and startups in the Femtech space, which use disruptive technology including artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, and the Internet of Things to develop interactive digital health applications for women’s health.

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Novartis CEO: How To Create Cheaper Alternatives To The Most Expensive Drugs

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 10:57:00 -0400

Patients and the entire U.S. healthcare system deserve to benefit from biosimilars.

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SAPVoice: 4 Supply Chain Strategies To Drive Digital Transformation

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 10:40:00 -0400

To meet the challenges of today’s digital economy, where customers want both products and services quickly and tailored to their unique specifications, learn how your organization needs to fundamentally reimagine its business processes across the digital supply chain.

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