Does Pharma Hike Prices During Med Shortages?

Tweet Understanding Medicare By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Pharmaceutical companies appear to be engaging in price gouging during drug shortages, with costs rising at double the normal rate when medications are in limited supply, a new study claims. Prices can be expected to rise about 20 percent for drugs facing...
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Does Childbearing Delay Result in More Multiples?

Tweet Want to Get Pregnant? Read This First. By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) — More American women than ever are having twins, triplets, quadruplets and even quintuplets, and it’s not just because some are using fertility treatments, new research shows.   Since the 1980s, the number of multiple births...
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1 in 6 Americans Over 40 Has Been Knocked Out

Tweet By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Brain injury research typically focuses on football players and military veterans, but a new study suggests head injuries are far more widespread than estimated. About 1 in every 6 U.S. adults — roughly 23 million people aged 40 or older — have been knocked out by a...
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Gluten in Pregnancy Tied to Baby’s Type 1 Diabetes

Tweet Want to Get Pregnant? Read This First. By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) — If a pregnant woman eats a lot of high-gluten foods, the odds that her child will have type 1 diabetes rise significantly, new research suggests. In the study, pregnant women who had the highest consumption of gluten had double the risk...
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Opioids Driving U.S. Life Expectancy Decline: CDC

Tweet Tardive Dyskinesia Assessment By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Life expectancy in the United States has declined for two years in a row, fueled by increasing death rates from opioid drug overdoses, suicides and chronic liver disease, a new government report shows. “It’s really the first time we’ve...
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U.S. Alzheimer’s Cases to Nearly Triple by 2060

Tweet THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) — By 2060, almost 14 million Americans will suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, a number that’s nearly three times as high as today, a new report projects. “This study shows that as the U.S. population increases, the number of people affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias will rise, especially among minority...
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Regular Bedtime Might Be Key to Better Health

Tweet FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) — As important as getting close to eight hours of sleep a night is, new research suggests that going to bed and waking up at the same time every day is just as critical for your health. The study of more than 1,900 older adults found that those who didn’t keep to a regular bedtime and wake time weighed more, had higher blood sugar, higher blood...
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More Americans Are Recording Their Doctor Visits

Tweet Understanding Medicare By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Have you ever left a doctor’s appointment with only a vague idea of what was said? You’re not alone: A new survey finds many Americans, and their doctors, are turning to recordings for help. Researchers found that almost 30 percent of the doctors...
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Contact Lenses May Harbor Serious, Blinding Infection

Tweet Test Whether You Need to Step Up Your Vision Care By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Contact lens wearers everywhere need to be on the lookout for a rare, but potentially blinding, eye infection, British researchers warn. In southeast England, cases of the infection, called Acanthamoeba keratitis, have tripled...
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Fewer Teens Having Sex, Most Use Birth Control

Tweet By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) — In a finding that should ease parents’ minds, new research shows that fewer American teens are having sex and most of those who do are using some form of birth control. But scientists also found that sexual violence has become more common among high school students and...
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