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Holidays Disrupt Drug Routines Of Children With Diabetes

Children with type 1 diabetes find it difficult to adhere to their drug routines during school holidays and weekends. Holiday distractions cause a 20% reduction in adherence t...
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Is Healthcare Affordability Driving A Need To Revolutionize Drug Pricing?

ISPOR, the professional society for health economics and outcomes research (HEOR), held its final plenary of the ISPOR 2019 annual conference with, “Is Healthcare Affordabilit...
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Civil War Plant Medicines Blast Drug-Resistant Bacteria In Lab Tests

During the height of the Civil War, the Confederate Surgeon General commissioned a guide to traditional plant remedies of the South, as battlefield physicians faced high rates...
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Sanofi Provides Unprecedented Access To Its Insulins For One Set Monthly Price

Starting in June, Sanofi will further expand its innovative Insulins Valyou Savings Program so people living with diabetes in the United States can pay $99 to access their San...
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Southern Research Team Targets New, Safer Drugs For Malaria

Scientists at Southern Research’s Drug Discovery division have joined the fight against malaria through efforts aimed at discovering new drugs and improving the safety and eff...
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As More Veterans Die Of Opioid Overdoses, Study Shows Need To Focus Beyond Prescription Opioids

A dramatic rise in opioid overdose deaths among American veterans in recent years has happened mainly among veterans dying from heroin and synthetic opioids, a new study shows...
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Exposing Vaccine Hesitant To Real-Life Pain Of Diseases Makes Them More Pro-Vaccine

The re-introduction of measles, mumps and other previously eradicated diseases to the United States is nothing short of a public health crisis. Since Jan. 1, a staggering 880 ...
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Enhancing Emergency Care: Study Finds Lower ER Triage Scores are Associated With Delayed Antibiotics For Sepsis Patients

Providing early, appropriate antibiotic treatment for patients with sepsis — a serious complication of infection that can lead to organ failure and death — is crucial for thei...
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June Is Migraine And Headache Awareness Month

June is migraine and headache awareness month. Migraine affects more than 38 million Americans and is the third most common condition worldwide. Despite such a vast number o...
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Big Data Reveals Hidden Subtypes Of Sepsis

Much like cancer, sepsis isn’t simply one condition but rather many conditions that could benefit from different treatments, according to the results of a University of Pittsb...
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Many Older Americans Expect To Lose Brainpower, Poll Finds, But Most Don’t Ask Doctors About Preventing Dementia

Many Americans in their 50s and early 60s are worried about declining brain health, especially if they have loved ones with memory loss and dementia, a new national poll finds...
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Antibiotic Treatment Alleviates Alzheimer's Disease Symptoms In Male Mice, Study Reveals

Researchers at The University of Chicago have demonstrated that the type of bacteria living in the gut can influence the development of Alzheimer's disease symptoms in mice. T...
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Researchers Identify Faster, More Effective Drug Combination Regimens To Treat Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis is a potentially deadly though curable disease. Each year about 10 million people develop active cases, and 1.6 million people die. In addition, about 1.7 billion...
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The Medical Minute: Protecting Against Measles

The United States is experiencing its largest measles outbreak since the virus was eliminated in 2000. As of Monday, 839 cases of measles have been reported in 23 states, acco...
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Researcher Studies Incurable Blood Disease Usually Diagnosed In Children

Treating a stubborn blood disease that strikes children may come down to tweaking energy production in stem cells, suggests research out of West Virginia University. Wei Du, ...
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New Doctors’ DNA Ages Six Times Faster Than Normal In First Year

In just a few short weeks, tens of thousands of newly minted doctors will start the most intense year of their training: the first year of residency, also called the intern ye...
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American Lung Association's LUNG FORCE Rallies People Nationwide In The Fight Against #1 Cancer Killer Of Women - Lung Cancer

During National Women's Lung Health Week (May 12-18), the American Lung Association's LUNG FORCE initiative, nationally presented by CVS Health, is bringing women and their lo...
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Opioid Doctor And Pharmacy “Shoppers” May Also Shop At Home, Study Suggests

As states crack down on doctor and pharmacy “shopping” by people who misuse opioids, a new study reveals how often those individuals may still be able to find opioids to misus...
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Opioids: Leading Cause of Pregnancy-Related Death in New Utah Moms

As the opioid epidemic rages on, one vulnerable group--new moms--have often been overlooked. A new study at the University of Utah Health found that drug-induced death is the ...
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New Analysis Predicts Top 25 U.S. Counties At Risk For Measles Outbreaks

A new analysis co-led by The Johns Hopkins University identified 25 United States counties that are most likely to experience measles outbreaks in 2019. The analysis combined ...
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In Lab, SLU Researchers Flip Pain Switch In Spinal Cord Cells

Facing an urgent need for safer and more effective therapies for those suffering from debilitating pain in the midst of an opioid crisis, Saint Louis University researchers ar...
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More Congenital Heart Patients Becoming Transplant Candidates

Patients with a form of congenital heart disease — having only one ventricle (pumping chamber) — are now living longer lives due to the successful surgical and medical treatme...
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The Economics Of Opioids: Fentanyl Has A Steep Price Tag In Lives, Lab Costs And Resources

Researchers at West Virginia University have studied the overwhelming, detrimental effects of opioid abuse on this state and the nation, and a new wave of the epidemic may be ...
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Australian Doctors Overprescribing Flu Antivirals

Australian doctors are prescribing antivirals for people with the flu who may not benefit, putting patients at risk of unnecessary side effects and potentially increasing the ...
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Health Professionals Wary Of Medicinal Cannabis Misuse And Adverse Effects

A Queensland University of Technology (QUT) analysis of studies gauging attitudes to medicinal cannabis has found that while health professionals are broadly supportive, they ...
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