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6 essential documents for project management success

Here are six key documents that project managers and their teams rely on to successfully guide and execute projects.<p>Careful project planning and …

Project Management

Doctors slow to switch diabetes treatment when drugs don't work

(Reuters Health) - When type 2 diabetes isn't well controlled with oral medications, doctors are often slow to switch patients to more intensive treatment, a U.S. study suggests.<p>Researchers found that only about one-third of patients with poorly controlled blood sugar on oral drugs were switched to …

Diabetes

Bringing a healthy skepticism to health care marketing

Maybe it was his years on the agency side but Burt Rosen, chief marketing officer of HealthSparq, a health care software solutions provider, just …

Advertising

$478 for Neosporin? Lake Oswego man urges people to check hospital bills

LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. -- Sometimes it's hard to know exactly what you're being charged for when you get a medical procedure.<p>One Lake Oswego man saw a …

Health Care

Ultra Bloom Adventure Shoe

Finisterre, are a clothing brand committed to designing innovative products for cold water surfers around the world. Together with minimalist running …

Shoes

5 Ways to Handle Disrespectful Behavior from Children

Whether your child rolls her eyes and says, "Whatever Mom!" when you tell her to start her homework or she pretends she can't hear you when you tell …

Self-help

Congo's Ebola Outbreak Has Spread to a City, Bringing Confirmed Cases to Three

(KINSHASA, Congo) — Congo’s health minister says Ebola has spread to a city, the capital of Equateur province, a worrying shift in the new outbreak …

Disease

The First Urban Case of Ebola in the Congo Is a ‘Game Changer’

The stakes are higher now that the virus has reached a city of 1.2 million people.<p><i>Updated on May 17 at 3:54 p.m. ET</i><p>The current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has thus far been confined to remote rural areas, but one case has now been confirmed in Mbandaka, a city of almost 1.2 …

Disease

Healthtech sees its best fundraising quarter ever

In Q1 2018, global digital health and healthcare IT funding set a new all-time record for funding in a quarter, and the sector shows no signs of slowing down. This is an area my research firm, Mercom, actively tracks, so I wanted to share a breakdown of our key Q1 2018 findings.<p>Overall, VC funding …

Digital Health

Recreational ancestry DNA testing may reveal more than consumers bargained for

Aggressive marketing techniques and the popularization of “gifting” recreational ancestry tests has led more consumers than ever to the world of …

Molecular Biology

WHO calls for trans fats to be eliminated within five years

GENEVA (Reuters) - The world could eliminate industrially-produced trans fats by 2023, the World Health Organization said on Monday, unveiling a plan that it said would prevent 500,000 deaths per year from cardiovascular disease.<p>Trans fats are popular with manufacturers of fried, baked and snack …

World Health Organization

WHO says 19 dead, 39 infected so far in Congo Ebola outbreak

GENEVA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo reported 39 suspected, probable or confirmed cases of Ebola between April 4 and May 13, including 19 deaths, the World Health Organization said on Monday.<p>It said 393 people who identified as contacts of Ebola patients were being followed up. …

Disease

What's Behind The Alarming Spike In HIV Infections In Panama?

A short man with a ponytail peeks through a crack in a sheet-metal fence, calling out to see if anybody's home. His name is Dario Garcia and he's checking on some people with HIV to make sure they're taking their meds.<p>Garcia walks through the muddy yard, past chickens and scrawny dogs to the cinder …

Public Health

To Lower Drug Costs at Home, Trump Wants Higher Prices Abroad

WASHINGTON — President Trump, poised on Friday to unveil his strategy to lower prescription drug prices, has an idea that may not be so popular abroad: Bring down costs at home by forcing higher prices in foreign countries that use their national health systems to make drugs more affordable.<p>On …

Pharma

F.D.A. Moves to Stop Rogue Clinics From Using Unapproved Stem Cell Therapies

The Food and Drug Administration said on Wednesday that it was seeking court orders to stop two clinics from using unapproved stem cell treatments that in some cases have seriously harmed patients.<p>The clinics remove fat from patients’ bellies by liposuction and then inject an extract of it into …

Medicine

The 10 Best Meatless Pasta Recipes You Need to Know

Whether you're vegetarian or just searching for more dinner options that are meatless, pasta is always a great answer. Since it's really a blank …

Cooking

FDA cracks down on clinics marketing unapproved stem cell therapies 

<b>(CNN) —</b> The US Food and Drug Administration filed two federal complaints Wednesday seeking to permanently ban two clinics from marketing stem cell products without regulatory approval and accusing them of "significant deviations" from good manufacturing practice requirements. <p>Permanent injunctions …

Stem Cells

Fitbit Moves One Step Closer to Becoming a Legit Heathcare Player

Its partnership with Google Cloud gives it a tool to leverage growth in digital healthcare.<p>As <b>Fitbit</b> (NYSE:FIT) transitions from being a maker of …

Digital Health

U.S. investigates bloodstream infections for link to heparin syringes

SHANGHAI/CHICAGO (Reuters) - Health agencies are investigating an outbreak of bloodstream infections in children from four U.S. states that may be linked to heparin and saline syringes made by Becton Dickinson and Co, the agencies told Reuters. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention …

Public Health

Novartis Spoke to Mueller’s Office About Its $1.2 Million Contract With Michael Cohen

As President Trump took office in early 2017, two corporate behemoths — the Swiss drug maker Novartis and the telecommunications company AT&T — were eager to establish ties to an administration that did not operate in the traditional circles of power.<p>They ended up hiring an unorthodox consultant …

Donald Trump

The Trump Administration Wants to Cancel $7 Billion from a Children's Health Insurance Program

"If it is frivolous stuff that we can get rid of and save the taxpayer money, then we ought to do it."<p>President Donald Trump’s administration is …

Health Care

FDA says Mylan's EpiPen is in shortage in U.S.

(Reuters) - U.S. regulators said on Wednesday that Mylan NV's EpiPen products are in shortage due to manufacturing delays that are creating intermittent supply constraints of the emergency allergy treatment.<p>The drugmaker also reported weaker-than-expected first-quarter revenue as sales of the …

Medicine

6 Skills Your Discipline Should be Teaching Your 4-Year-Old

While it's important to make sure your 4-year-old knows some academic skills, like his ABCs, it's even more important to make sure he has other …

Teaching

Prostate cancer screening recommendations get rolled back by US task force

<b>(CNN) —</b> Men between the ages of 55 and 69 -- particularly those at high-risk for prostate cancer -- should talk to their physicians about the pros and cons of prostate cancer screening, according to new guidelines released Tuesday.<p>The guidelines, published Tuesday in the journal JAMA, come from the …

Cancer

Caught in the Theranos Wreckage: Betsy DeVos, Rupert Murdoch and Walmart’s Waltons

Even some of the world’s richest people may get duped, according to newly unsealed documents in a lawsuit filed on behalf of investors in the failing blood-testing company Theranos.<p>High-profile investors who collectively lost hundreds of millions of dollars included Walmart’s Walton family, the …

Silicon Valley

The portable home theater projector the size of a soda can is back down to its lowest price

There are a bunch of different portable projectors you can use to beam a nice big picture from your smartphone, tablet, or computer, and plenty of …

Gear & Gadgets

Surgeons' skills improve with age

(Reuters Health) - Surgeons' skills may improve with age, and male and female surgeons perform equally well, a recent U.S. study finds.<p>Medicare patients' risk of dying in the month after an operation steadily fell as their surgeon's age increased, Dr. Yusuke Tsugawa of the David Geffen School of …

Communication Skills

Garmin inReach Mini

Garmin have introduced a palm-sized version of their popular satellite communicator for adventures where size and weight matter. The small, rugged, …

Rechargeable Batteries

As Trump Prepares Plan to Lower Drug Prices, Big Pharma Girds for a Fight

WASHINGTON — In his State of the Union address in January and again in New Hampshire in March, President Trump made a bold promise: “You’ll be seeing drug prices falling very substantially in the not-too-distant future,” he said, “and it’s going to be beautiful.”<p>Not if the pharmaceutical companies …

Pharma

Americans are starting to suffer from Trump’s health-care sabotage

IT IS a tribute to the resilience of the United States’ public and private institutions that, despite President Trump’s incoherent management, the country has, by many measures, continued to improve, notching its lowest unemployment rate since 2000 in the latest federal employment update. But the …

Health Care