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Child sleep disorders on the rise due to social media and obesity

October 1, 2018

Via: The Medical News

The information comes from NHS Digital, who showed that sleep problems that once affected only the middle-aged and elderly are now being diagnosed even among babies and pre-school children. Sleep apnoea is increasingly being diagnosed in children. Previously, this disorder […]


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Will Congress bring sky-high air ambulance bills down to earth?

September 28, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Air ambulance rides are literal lifesavers. But how much should they cost? In the ongoing, crowdsourced “Bill of the Month” investigation, Kaiser Health News and NPR received more than a dozen bills from people around the country on the hook […]


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We Shouldn’t Price Medications Like Designer Handbags

September 24, 2018

Via: Forbes

While walking through the duty-free at Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C., I happened upon the price tag of an imported French purse. Looking around, I wondered how many travelers could afford a $2,000 handbag. At the gate, I found […]


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Could Senolytic Therapies Cure Aging?

September 24, 2018

Via: Forbes

Though the term “senolytic therapies” may be a bit foreign to the general public, the agents themselves are nothing new to scientists who have been looking to them to find treatments for a host of ailments that cause human beings […]


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Insurance, Wearables And The Future Of Healthcare

September 21, 2018

Via: Forbes

John Hancock, one of the largest and oldest insurers in the United States, owned since 2004 by Canada’s Manulife, has announced it will stop selling traditional life insurance and will only market interactive policies that record the exercise activities and […]


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Electrical brain stimulation to boost creativity: What are the risks?

September 20, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Creativity might seem like too spontaneous and too messy a process to be dictated by precise brain mechanisms that science can unravel. However, the latest advances in neuroscience prove that this is indeed the case. Processes that science may be […]


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Nearly 90% Of Doctors Say Social Determinants Impede Care Of Patients

September 18, 2018

Via: Forbes

Nearly 90% of U.S. physicians say at least some of their patients have a social condition that poses a serious impediment to their health whether it be unemployment, lack of education or drug addiction, a new nationwide survey of doctors […]


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Can A Cancer Drug Originated In China Be A Success In The U.S.?

September 13, 2018

Via: Forbes

While China has prospered in a variety of technologies over the last decade, one area where growth has been slow has been in innovative drug R&D. This is not surprising. Going from an idea to a marketed product can take […]


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Annual survey highlights poor awareness of sepsis in the US

September 13, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Sepsis is a serious complication of an infection that develops quickly and can cause multiple organ failure and death. It arises when the body’s immune response to an infection starts to damage its own tissues and organs. Symptoms of sepsis […]


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Low Health Literacy Costs U.S. Employers $5 Billion A Year

September 12, 2018

Via: Forbes

The inability of U.S. consumers to navigate the healthcare system costs $4.8 billion annually in administrative expenses for employers and insurers picking up the tab for patient medical costs. New data from Accenture has found that half of U.S. consumers […]


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Unwitting patients, copycat comments play hidden role in federal rule-making

September 11, 2018

Via: The Medical News

A proposal to sharply cut a drug discount program that many hospitals rely on drew some 1,400 comments when the Trump administration announced its plan last year. Hundreds appeared to come from patients across the country — pleas from average […]


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Daytime sleepiness found to be a potential risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease

September 7, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Beta-amyloid is a protein which is characteristically seen Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The findings are important because they suggest that helping people to get a good night’s sleep could prevent AD. Previous research has already shown that AD risk could be […]


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Insulin’s high cost leads to deadly rationing

September 7, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Diabetic ketoacidosis is a terrible way to die. It’s what happens when you don’t have enough insulin. Your blood sugar gets so high that your blood becomes highly acidic, your cells dehydrate, and your body stops functioning. Nicole Smith-Holt lost […]


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Foreign investors in the US: biotech and med tech sector

September 6, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

In the US, two major regions supply the largest growth of innovation in the biotechnology and medical technology sector, Silicon Valley (SV) and Cambridge, Massachusetts. As a result, investors have always made a footprint in these areas. This action has […]


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Why More And More Companies Will Probably Self-Insure Healthcare

September 4, 2018

Via: Forbes

Amazon, J.P. Morgan, and Berkshire Hathaway have teamed up to address healthcare. This is a sign of the frustration a substantial number of businesses have with the current U.S. healthcare system. While their focus is on their employees, these firms […]