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Two jabs of tuberculosis vaccine can 'nearly wipe out Type 1 diabetes'

TYPE 1 diabetes can be reduced to almost undetectable levels by just two jabs of a tuberculosis vaccine, it has been reported.<p>One dose of the BCG …

Diabetes

The Bezos-Buffett-Dimon health care venture: Eliminate the middlemen

The new health care venture formed by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase announced June 20 that Harvard professor and well-known author …

Health Care

Surprising discovery about viruses and Alzheimer’s disease could open new avenues for treatment

Researchers may have found a tiny culprit — human herpes virus -- in the progressive loss of memory, thinking ability and identity that comes with Alzheimer’s disease. And it could be a big deal.<p>In research that revives a suspicion first raised more than six decades ago, scientists have found …

Dementia

Nurse overmedicated patients under orders from hospice CEO to hasten deaths, plea documents say

A hospice nurse says she drugged two patients at the direction of her company's CEO to hasten their deaths, according to documents filed in federal …

Corruption

Head of new U.S. corporate health plan cites surgery as biggest cost | Reuters

San Diego (Reuters) - Dr. Atul Gawande, a surgeon who was named this week to head the company being formed by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase to trim employee healthcare costs, on Thursday cited surgery as the single biggest U.S. healthcare cost and said there are ways to both cut …

Health Care

Trump is under the false impression he ‘actually beat Obamacare’

A few hours before his campaign rally last night, Donald Trump hosted a roundtable in Duluth, Minnesota, on “protecting American workers.” Much of …

Health Care

The drug pricing war that leaves patients caught in the middle

The U.S. pays the highest prices in the world for prescription drugs, and up to one in five prescriptions go unfilled because Americans can’t afford …

Health Care

Twenty U.S. states target protections for pre-existing health conditions

CHICAGO (Reuters) - (The writer is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.)<p>Most Americans do not want to go back to the bad old days when health insurance companies could charge sick people more for coverage or turn them away altogether. But a lawsuit by 20 U.S. states seeking to …

Health Care

WHO classifies 'gaming disorder' as mental health condition

<b>(CNN) —</b> Watching as a video game ensnares their child, many a parent has grumbled about "digital heroin," likening the flashing images to one of the world's most addictive substances.<p>Now, they may have backup: The World Health Organization announced "gaming disorder" as a new mental health …

Mental Health

Exciting insight into role gut bacteria play in obesity-related depression and anxiety

A compelling new study from researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center has shed more light on the mysterious connection between our diet, gut bacteria and …

Microbiology

A Cancer Blockbuster Gets Approved in China. Will the Floodgates Now Open?

Bristol-Myers Squibb announced today that its pioneering cancer immunotherapy drug Opdivo has been approved for sale in China.<p>Opdivo targets a …

Immune System

A light investment: Volvo takes stake in Luminar for self-driving cars

Earlier this year, Volvo announced a new tech fund to invest in startups, and now we're seeing where some of that money is going.<p>The Volvo Cars Tech Fund has completed its first investment, choosing to plunk down cash in Luminar, a company that specializes in developing lidar for autonomous …

Autonomous Cars

WALSH: We Have Turned Childhood Into A Mental Disorder. And It's Ruining Our Kids.

According to a report, there has been a dramatic rise in children misusing and overdosing on ADHD medications. I happened to see that report a day …

Mental Health

Triclosan, a common antimicrobial, linked to inflammation and cancer

<b>FILE - This Tuesday, April 30, 2013 file photo shows the label of a bottle of antibacterial soap in a kitchen in Chicago. The U.S. government is banning more than a dozen chemicals, including triclosan, long-used in antibacterial soaps and washes, saying manufacturers have failed to show that they</b> …

Immune System

Inside a doctor’s quest to repair his own cognitive decline—and revolutionize brain health in the process

When it comes to health goals, it’s not uncommon for longevity to top the list. Being conscious of what you’re putting into your body, <i>on</i> your body, …

Wellness

More Young People Die In America Than In Other Rich Countries (Two Pictures Explain Why)

The average life expectancy of American men is almost four years less than men in Switzerland. In fact, among 17 high income countries, U.S. men ranked 17th in life expectancy. American women die young, too, with a life expectancy five years less than the average Japanese woman. Why is American …

Demographics

When is dentistry not medicine? When insurance is involved

I'm 61 years old, a San Francisco homeowner with an academic position at the University of California-Berkeley, which provides me with comprehensive health insurance. Yet, to afford the more than $50,000 in out-of-pocket expenses required for the restorative dental work I've needed in the past 20 …

Health Care

8 surprising triggers of back pain

1. You're a coach potato<p>Binge watching your favourite shows can stir up back pain. "Leaving your muscles untested and unstrengthened does no favours for your lower back," says Dr Kaixuan Liu, founder and president of Atlantic Spine Center, in New Jersey. "Plus, if your lower back is already acting …

Pain

'It's outrageous': Doctors slam practice of inflating patient fees

"Cowardly" specialists charging patients “egregious" out-of-pocket fees have been condemned by AMA delegates.

Health Care

How a Tiny Kansas Town Rebooted Its Struggling Hospital into a Health Care Jewel

An innovative exec found a way to recruit doctors, help refugees and make money delivering babies.<p>LAKIN, Kansas—No stoplight marks the entrance to Lakin, just a gas station, a Subway, and a Dollar General. On Main Street, a coffee shop owned by a Mennonite family stays open late once a week, but …

Health Care

Former UK citizen lost home to U.S. Healthcare & blasts Single-Payer Medicare for All opponents

The media have been derelict in its duty to inform Americans about the reality about Single-Payer Medicare for All. Politics Done Right covered the …

Health Care

How Your Health Insurer and Your Doctors Scheme to Screw You Over

<i>This story was originally co-published by</i> ProPublica <i>and NPR.</i>Michael Frank ran his finger down his medical bill, studying the charges and pausing in …

Health Care

Marijuana Compound Removes Toxic Alzheimer's Protein From The Brain

This could be huge.<p>An active compound in marijuana called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) has been found to promote the removal of toxic clumps of amyloid …

Dementia

Why Your Health Insurer Doesn't Care About Your Big Bills

Michael Frank ran his finger down his medical bill, studying the charges and pausing in disbelief. The numbers didn't make sense.<p>His recovery from a partial hip replacement had been difficult. He had iced and elevated his leg for weeks. He had pushed his 49-year-old body, limping and wincing, …

Health Care

It Costs $685 Billion a Year to Subsidize U.S. Health Insurance

It will cost the U.S. government almost $700 billion in subsidies this year help provide Americans under age 65 with health insurance through their …

Health Care

Drugmakers Blamed For Blocking Generics Have Jacked Up Prices And Cost U.S. Billions

Makers of brand-name drugs called out by the Trump administration for potentially stalling generic competition have hiked their prices by …

ER bills: even in-network hospitals can have high medical prices - Vox

You can’t avoid surprise medical bills even with a “PhD in surprise billing.”<p>On January 28, 34-year-old Scott Kohan woke up in an emergency room in downtown Austin, Texas, with his jaw broken in two places, the result of a violent attack the night before.Witnesses called 911, which dispatched an …

Health Care

Ultra-clean homes could trigger childhood leukaemia, major review suggests

Keeping children cocooned in ultra-clean homes away from other youngsters could trigger childhood leukaemia, a landmark study suggests.<p>A major new analysis by Britain’s leading leukaemia expert has concluded a deadly chain of events is set in motion when susceptible children are not exposed to …

Immune System

New antibiotic found in tobacco flowers tears into superbugs

The world is in desperate need of new antibiotics, as bacteria continue to evolve and develop resistance to the ones we have. Now, researchers at La …

This Woman Became Paralysed Due To Stress After Working 80 Hour Weeks

It was her body's cry for help.<p>Stress is a term that's commonly overused, but for anyone in doubt of the impact stress in high doses can have on a person, all you need to do is read Paula's story.<p>In her mid-thirties, in 2016 Paula was working as a strategy consultant in London. The days were long, …