Tuesday, 31 July 2018

After Doctors Cut Their Opioids, Patients Turn to a Risky Treatment for Back Pain

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Monday, 30 July 2018

Vaginal Laser Treatments Can Cause Burns and Scarring, the F.D.A. Says

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Maybe You Were Thinking About Eating Raw Centipedes. Don’t.

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Friday, 27 July 2018

Medicare Slashes Star Ratings for Staffing at 1 in 11 Nursing Homes


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Meet the Rebate, the New Villain of High Drug Prices

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Thursday, 26 July 2018

Getting Real About Periods, Breast-Feeding, Menopause and More

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Wednesday, 25 July 2018

New Alzheimer’s Drug Shows Big Promise in Early Trial Results

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Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Possible Link Between Grain-Free Dog Food and Heart Disease, FDA Says

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Ebola Outbreak in Congo Has Ended, W.H.O. Says

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In Maine, Thousands Were to Start Receiving Medicaid This Month. They’re Not.

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Monday, 23 July 2018

For the First Time, a Female Ebola Survivor Infects Others

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For Scientists Racing to Cure Alzheimer’s, the Math Is Getting Ugly

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Sunday, 22 July 2018

It’s Not Just the Tampon Tax: Why Periods Are Political

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Friday, 20 July 2018

Got Medicare Advantage? Prepare for New Perks — and New Questions.

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Bayer Will Stop Selling Essure Birth Control Implants

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Thursday, 19 July 2018

Merck to Lower Prices on Some Drugs, but Not its Blockbusters

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Wednesday, 18 July 2018

More Americans Are Dying of Cirrhosis and Liver Cancer

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Bowing to Trump, Novartis Joins Pfizer in Freezing Drug Prices

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Tuesday, 17 July 2018

3D Color X-rays Could Help Spot Deadly Disease Without Surgery

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Monday, 16 July 2018

Blood Pressure Medicine Is Recalled


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Cognitive Test Trump Took May Have Been Undermined by Publicity, Doctors Warn

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Defendants Can Be Jailed for Relapsing During Drug Treatment, Court Rules

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Now in Sight: Success Against an Infection That Blinds

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Psychology Itself Is Under Scrutiny


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Saturday, 14 July 2018

Breast-Feeding or Formula? For Americans, It’s Complicated

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Critics mentioned kid system producers are conducive to deficiency disease and higher kid mortality charges, partly as a result of the high-ticket system was being patterned right all the way down to create it last a lot of, however in addition, as results of the milk solids are being combined with unclean water.


The Nestlé boycott

In 1977, labor, religious and well-being organizations boycotted Nestlé, one amongst several greatest producers of kid system, in response to rising kid mortality charges in growing nations.

Then, in 1979, at a convention sponsored by the globe Well being a cluster and also the international organization Youngsters' Fund, the newborn meals trade in agreement to ban the promotion of kid formulation that discouraged breastfeeding.

A few years later, in 1981, the W.H.O. voted one8 to 1 to undertake a nonbinding code limiting the promotion of infant-formula merchandise. The US, below President Ronald Wilson Reagan, was the lone negative vote.
The choice John Drew a refrain of critics, terribly just like the Trump administration’s latest stance on the advertising of fine system to women in growing nations.

Elliott Abrams, then the assistant secretary of state for worldwide cluster affairs, mentioned in 1981 that it absolutely was a free-speech subject.

“Regardless of our governmental curiosity in encouragement of breastfeeding,” he mentioned, the W.H.O. suggestions for an entire ban on promoting kid system and also the projected restrictions on the flow into of information between producers and customers “run counter to our constitutional ensures of free speech and freedom of information.”

Two high-level officers at America Company for Worldwide Improvement resigned in protest.
The Nestlé boycott semiconductor diode to 1984, the twelve months the company adopted the W.H.O. worldwide advertising needs on kid meals. However, the boycott resumed in 1988, the identical twelve months that the system trade started promoting on to the overall public, one issue that the yank Academy of Pediatrics opposed.

The ‘Fed Is Greatest’ motion emerges

Toddler system has become safer and additional nutritive over time, partly thanks to the nutrient wants of the kid Formulation Act of 1980, that adopted a 1979 recall of chloride-deficient formulation that sickened 1000’s of infants and resulted in legion lawsuits.

Bottles are safer, too. In 2009, Avent America, filmmaker initial Years, Dr. Brown’s, Evenflo, Gerber, and Playtex in agreement to stop utilizing the chemical bisphenol A to manage its plastic kid bottles.
And in response to concerns regarding genetically changed meals, Similac launched GMO-free kid system in 2015.

Regardless of these advances, no system will totally mimic the composition or immunologic benefits of breastfeeding. The locution “breast is greatest” remains to be generally accepted.

However, currently, a fresh motion noted as Fed is Greatest has arisen thanks to the strain positioned on ladies to exclusively lactate, generally to the impairment of their infants. The motion seeks to show households regarding the whole protected feeding decisions accessible to them, and also the problems which will come back up once exclusively breastfed newborns don’t get sufficient breast milk.
What is sometimes lacking from the talk about breast vs. bottle is that the truth that such a large amount of women do every. Breastfeeding remains to be thought-about the gold customary, however, system supplementation is commonplace, significantly as ladies come back to figure once maternity depart. For loads of moms, that's the foremost effective of every world.

Friday, 13 July 2018

Drug to Treat Smallpox Approved by F.D.A., a Move Against Bioterrorism

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Thursday, 12 July 2018

Mice Don’t Know When to Let It Go, Either


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Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Swift Gene-Editing Method May Revolutionize Treatments for Cancer and Infectious Diseases

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Tuesday, 10 July 2018

The Power of Positive People

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Dying Organs Restored to Life in Novel Experiments

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Sunday, 8 July 2018

U.S. Opposition to Breast-Feeding Resolution Stuns World Health Officials

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U.S. Opposition to Breast-Feeding Resolution
Russia saves live to market breastfeeding when the USA move to defend interests of formula manufacturers

A resolution to encourage breastfeeding was expected to be approved quickly and simply by the many government delegates UN agency gathered this spring in Geneva for the United Nations-affiliated World Health Assembly.

Based on decades of analysis, the resolution says that mother’s milk is healthiest for youngsters and countries ought to attempt to limit the wrong or deceptive promoting of breast milk substitutes. Then the USA delegation, hold the interests of baby formula makers, perpendicular the deliberations.

American officers sought-after to water down the resolution by removing language that known as on governments to “protect, promote and support breastfeeding” and another passage that known as on policymakers to limit the promotion of food product that several consultants say will have harmful effects on young kids.
When that failing, they turned to threats, per diplomats and administration UN agency took half within the discussions.

Ecuador, that had planned to introduce the life, was the primary to seek out itself within the center of attention. The Americans were blunt: If Ecuador refused to drop the resolution, Washington would unleash heavy trade measures and withdraw crucial military aid. The Ecuadorean government quickly acquiesced.

The confrontation over the problem was recounted by quite a dozen participants from many countries, several of whom requested namelessness as a result of they feared return from u. s. Health advocates disorganized to seek out another sponsor for the resolution, however a minimum of a dozen countries, most of them poor nations in the continent and geographic area, backed off, citing fears of return, per officers from Uruguay, Mexico, and also u. s...
“We were amazed, dismayed and conjointly saddened,” aforementioned Patti Rundall, policy director of country support cluster Baby Milk Action, UN agency has attended conferences of the assembly, the decision-making body of the globe Health Organisation, since the late Nineteen Eighties.

“What happened was equivalent to blackmail, with the USA holding the globe captive and making an attempt to overturn nearly forty years of agreement on the most effective thanks to defending baby and young kid health,” she said.

Russian intervention

In the end, the Americans’ efforts were largely unsuccessful. it had been the Russians UN agency ultimately stepped in to introduce the life – and also the Americans didn't threaten them.

The State Department declined to reply to queries, speech communication it couldn't discuss non-public diplomatic conversations. The USA Department of Health and Human Services, the lead agency within the effort to change the resolution, explained the choice to contest the resolution’s expression however aforementioned Health and Human Services wasn't concerned in threatening Ecuador.

Saturday, 7 July 2018

‘It’s Almost Like a Ghost Town.’ Most Nursing Homes Overstated Staffing for Years

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How Staffing Fluctuates at Nursing Homes Around the United States

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Friday, 6 July 2018

He Called Older Employees ‘Dead Wood.’ Two Sued for Age Discrimination and Took Back Their Jobs.

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What Does a Drug Cost? It Depends on Where You Live.

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In a Rare Success, Paraguay Conquers Malaria

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It’s Hot Out. Here Are Some Tips to Stay Cool.

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Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Obamacare Is Proving Hard to Kill

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Lots of Successful Women Are Freezing Their Eggs. But It May Not Be About Their Careers.

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Monday, 2 July 2018

The Online Gene Test Finds a Dangerous Mutation. It May Well Be Wrong.

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How Many Teenage Girls Deliberately Harm Themselves? Nearly 1 in 4, Survey Finds.

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Why Amazon’s Push Into Prescription Drugs Isn’t a Guaranteed Success

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Endless Gaming May Be a Bad Habit. That Doesn’t Make It a Mental Illness.

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Sunday, 1 July 2018

Bulwark Against an Abortion Ban? Medical Advances

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Emergency Rooms Run Out of Vital Drugs, and Patients Are Feeling It

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