Feds and Pharma Spar Over Drug Costs in TV Ads

Tweet Oct. 16, 2018 — The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services wants drugmakers to list the price of pharmaceuticals in television ads — even as the industry tried to head off the new rules by promising to give consumers more information about pricing. The Trump administration first mentioned requiring drug prices in ads in May, as part of the government’s American Patients...
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CDC Warns of Polio-Like Virus Striking More Kids

Tweet Pediatric Focal Onset Seizures By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A rare but devastating polio-like virus appears to have made itself at home in the United States, partially paralyzing hundreds of children. There have been 127 cases reported in 22 states so far this year, with 62 confirmed as acute flaccid myelitis,...
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Bigger Family, Lower Cancer Risk?

Tweet TUESDAY, Oct. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) — If you come from a large family, you may have a lower risk of cancer, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from 178 countries and found that people from larger families were less likely to get cancer than those from smaller families. The link between family size and cancer risk was “independent of income, levels of urbanization...
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What Kids Fear Most at the Doctor’s Office

Tweet MONDAY, Oct. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Fear of doctors is common among American preschoolers, and a trip to the pediatrician’s office can cause equal anxiety for Mom and Dad. Half of 2- to 5-year-olds are afraid of going to the doctor, according to a new survey of 726 parents. And some kids get so upset that 1 in 5 parents say they find it hard to concentrate on what the doctor...
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Despite Opioid Crisis, Most Patients Want the Drugs for Post-Op Pain

Tweet By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Despite a flood of news reports on the opioid crisis, many people still want the potentially addictive painkillers after surgery, a new survey suggests. The survey, of more than 500 patients scheduled for surgery, found that more than three-quarters expected to get opioids afterward. Most...
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Gluten-Free Craze Good, Bad for Celiac Patients

Tweet Crohn’s Complications By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The gluten-free diet craze is both reassuring and upsetting to people with celiac disease who are allergic to the nutrient, a small study suggests. People with celiac disease say they’re happy to have more food choices at stores and restaurants....
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Cancer Bell Ringing Angers Some Who Can Only Watch

Tweet Chemo: 3 Things You Need to Know Sept. 18, 2018 — Bell-ringing ceremonies to mark the end of a cancer treatment are now widespread at cancer clinics around the United States. It is difficult to find a center without a bell or bells. Each ceremony stars a patient who has completed a full course of chemotherapy or radiation. The honoree will ring a bell and often read a brief wall-mounted...
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Despite Crisis, Most Want Opioids for Post-Op Pain

Tweet By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Despite a flood of news reports on the opioid crisis, many people still want the potentially addictive painkillers after surgery, a new survey suggests. The survey, of more than 500 patients scheduled for surgery, found that more than three-quarters expected to get opioids afterward. Most...
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Your Gut May Be to Blame for Your Blood Infection

Tweet MONDAY, Oct. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Bloodstream infections contracted during a hospital stay are usually caused by a patient’s own digestive tract, not a doctor’s dirty hands or another patient’s cough, a small new study suggests. Stanford University researchers used new computer software to quickly identify the source of bloodstream infections among 30 patients....
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Global Warming Will Hike Mental Health Woes: Study

Tweet Oct. 9, 2018 — Mental health problems will increase as temperatures rise due to climate change, a new study warns. The researchers said that over five years, a 1 degree Celsius (1.8 degree Fahrenheit) increase in average temperature is associated with higher rates of mental health issues, CNN reported. The study was published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences....
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