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Docs May Miss Out on Recommending Aspirin Therapy

Docs May Miss Out on Recommending Aspirin Therapy There a number of reasons why doctors may not recommend aspirin therapy to patients, including competing demands, lack of time to properly assess a patient's eligibility for the therapy and uncertainty about the benefits of the therapy compared to … Full News here – Read more on […]

MD's Health Insurance Exchange, Exelon's Push To Expand Its Holdings

MD's Health Insurance Exchange, Exelon's Push To Expand Its Holdings … While state officials say Maryland's new health insurance exchange website will be ready to go by the next open enrollment period in November… they also say that the nearly 79-thousand Marylanders who bought private coverage through the old system … Full News here – […]

Mesothelioma claims the life of Canberra electrician

Mesothelioma claims the life of Canberra electrician John Jorritsma died of mesothelioma on Wednesday after spending a career as an electrician drilling through asbestos sheeting and crawling through Mr Fluffy homes. Having watched his brother die of mesothelioma six years previously, Mr Jorritsma spent … Full News here – Read more on The Canberra Times

CT scans for children with head injuries

CT scans for children with head injuries After a head injury, the doctor may order a test called a "cat" scan (CT). A CT scan takes many X-rays, to create a 3D picture of the brain. CT imaging is sometimes compared to looking into a loaf of bread by cutting the loaf into thin slices, […]

Exchange Director Carrie Banahan says getting people health insurance is

Exchange Director Carrie Banahan says getting people health insurance is … Banahan was executive director of the state Office of Health Policy when the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act passed in 2010. Gov. Steve Beshear immediately gave her the task of investigating whether Kentucky should establish its own … Full News here – Read more […]

Apricus Biosciences announces launch of topical treatment for erectile

20 August 2014

Apricus Biosciences announces launch of topical treatment for erectile … Apricus Biosciences (APRI), a biopharmaceutical company advancing innovative medicines to meet the needs of patients, has announced the launch in Germany of Vitaros, Apricus' novel topical on-demand treatment for erectile dysfunction (ED), by Hexal AG … Full News here – Read more on Pharmaceutical Business Review

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GPs review how well patient asthma is controlled

20 August 2014

GPs review how well patient asthma is controlled A new Clinical e-Audit from NPS MedicineWise has been released that will help GPs review just how well patient asthma is controlled. Survey findings* released last month showed that over half of all respondents to a survey of adults with asthma said … Full News here – […]

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Hospital admissions for children with asthma could soar 250pc next month

20 August 2014

Hospital admissions for children with asthma could soar 250pc next month Asthma is one of the most common medical conditions in Ireland – affecting one in five children. Most recent figures reveal admissions for those aged between five and 14 years were up sharply between August and September in 2012. And with the ending of … […]

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How fat grizzly bears stay diabetes-free

20 August 2014

How fat grizzly bears stay diabetes-free In humans, such extreme weight gain would likely lead to diabetes or other metabolic diseases, but the bears manage to stay healthy year after year. Their ability to remain diabetes-free, researchers have now discovered, can be chalked up to the … Full News here – Read more on Science […]

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Diabetes education improves health, quality of life for diabetics

20 August 2014

Diabetes education improves health, quality of life for diabetics Diabetes education significantly improves outcomes among people with the condition, leading to reduced blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol levels, according to data presented by the Diabetes Self-Management Education Program from New … Full News here – Read more on NephrologyNews.com

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Obesity crisis forces NHS to buy £1m supersize CT scanners to treat patients

20 August 2014

Obesity crisis forces NHS to buy £1m supersize CT scanners to treat patients … CT scans are also sometimes known as CAT scans, which stands for computerised axial tomography. During a CT scan, which is painless and takes five to 10 minutes, depending on the part of the body being scanned, patients lie on their […]

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Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes is Sun. Sept. 14

20 August 2014

Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes is Sun. Sept. 14 News Channel 11 is partnering with your East Tennessee office of the American Diabetes Association to help stop diabetes in our community. The Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes will be at the Kingsport Farmer's Market on Sunday, September 14. You can … Full News here […]

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UCSC professor searches for new type of cancer drug

20 August 2014

UCSC professor searches for new type of cancer drug SANTA CRUZ >> A new class of breast cancer drugs may be on the horizon, due to research led by UC Santa Cruz professor Seth Rubin. Rubin was awarded a $ 350,000 federal grant to fund his research on retinoblastoma, a protein that doesn't work … Full […]

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Does Aspirin Reduce Cancer Incidence and Mortality ?

20 August 2014

Does Aspirin Reduce Cancer Incidence and Mortality ? Dr. Thorat : Accumulating evidence supports an effect of aspirin in reducing cancer incidence and mortality. Our analyses show that for average-risk individuals aged 50-65y taking aspirin for 10 years, there would be a relative reduction of between 7% … Full News here – Read more on Medical […]

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CT scan – an explanation – Medical Informer Video

19 August 2014

An explanation of a CT scan from Andrey Lindegrin, Senior Radiographer at The London Clinic. Video Rating: 4 / 5

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MSK Continues on Groundbreaking Path in Treatment of Mesothelioma

19 August 2014

MSK Continues on Groundbreaking Path in Treatment of Mesothelioma Although malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) remains a rare disease, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center has considerable experience with this malignancy, and our specialists are at the forefront of translating new approaches for the treatment of … Full News here – Read more on OncLive

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Why Your MRI or CT Scan Costs An Arm and a Leg

19 August 2014

Why Your MRI or CT Scan Costs An Arm and a Leg Medical imaging is one of the most common and overused diagnostic techniques used today, and by far the costliest. While cancer caused by radiation from medical imaging can be a long-term concern, the more immediate worry for someone facing a new … Full News […]

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AstraZeneca squares off against Roche in blockbuster PhIII asthma showdown

19 August 2014

AstraZeneca squares off against Roche in blockbuster PhIII asthma showdown AstraZeneca ($ AZN) has launched a Phase III test of its targeted IL-13 asthma drug tralokinumab, beefing up its late-stage pipeline for respiratory diseases and squaring off against some major league competition now in the clinic. The antibody, which … Full News here – Read […]

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Behind New York's 2015 health insurance rates

19 August 2014

Behind New York's 2015 health insurance rates New Yorkers who purchased insurance from the state's much-touted health insurance exchange could see their premiums rise by as much as 19.7 percent or drop by as much as 12.9 percent in the coming year. The wild swing in fortunes are a product both of … Full News here […]

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Arena And VIVUS: A Case Study In Small-Cap Pharma

19 August 2014

Arena And VIVUS: A Case Study In Small-Cap Pharma By contrast, VIVUS got the bulk of its revenue from licensing STENDRA, a new erectile dysfunction drug. Going from a research company with a few promising ideas to a profitable drug-maker is clearly much more difficult than advertised, if such high … Full News here – […]

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