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Amgen and Humana to research ways to improve patient outcomes and improve efficiency

Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) and Humana (NYSE:HUM) will collaborate to identify opportunities to improve patient outcomes and improve efficiency by examining …

Amgen

Guns Are Causing High Suicide Rate in Rural Areas, Researchers Say

Suicide rates in rural areas of Maryland are 35 percent higher than in cities.<p>The reason, concludes a new study, is …

Guns

A New Therapy May Cure Kids of Peanut Allergy

In a long-term study of the latest treatment for peanut allergy, scientists in Australia report that an immune-based therapy helped children allergic …

Medicine

Long-term gum disease linked to Alzheimer's disease

(Reuters Health) - Chronic gum inflammation, known as periodontitis, is associated with an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, researchers from Taiwan report.<p>Chronic periodontitis, a leading cause of tooth loss, is also associated with increases in markers of inflammation throughout …

Dementia

The Difference Between Small Cell and Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

If you've received a lung cancer diagnosis, it can be confusing. What does it mean and what treatments are available?<p>The answers to those questions …

Cancer

Blood Test Finds Cancer Before Symptoms Start

Researchers say they have taken a big step towards developing a test that can tell people if they have cancer long before the first symptoms show up.<p>The blood test detected the majority of cancers in people with four of the biggest cancer killers: breast, colon, lung and ovarian cancer, the team at …

Cancer

Is the Cure For Baldness Finally Here?

Follically-challenged guys, take note<p>Not quite ready to shave your head to deal with your thinning strands? You might not have to take such a drastic measure: A new discovery that activates hair stem cells may hold promise for guys with baldness, <i>Nature Cell Biology</i> reports.<p>When your hair follicle …

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

'Delicate balance' between alcohol's protective and harmful effects

A new study on a large population sample has concluded that heavy drinking can have disastrous health effects, whereas light to moderate alcohol …

Research

Landmark Vitamin Discovery Could Prevent Miscarriages And Birth Defects

"The most important discovery for pregnant women since folate."<p>A simple vitamin supplement could have the potential to prevent miscarriages and birth …

Pregnancy

'Fat but fit' still risk heart disease

<b>People who are overweight or obese are at increased risk of heart disease even if they appear medically healthy, experts are warning.</b><p>The work, in the European Heart Journal, is further evidence against the idea people can be "fat but fit".<p>The researchers studied health data on more than half a …

Diabetes

$550 dock turns a smartphone into a medical lab

Smartphones can now be used as laboratory-grade medical testing devices thanks to new kit designed by the University of Illinois. The transmission-reflectance-intensity (TRI) analyzer attaches to a smartphone to examine blood, urine or saliva samples as reliably as large, expensive equipment, but …

University of Illinois

Japanese fungus spreading in UK hospitals

<b>More than 200 patients in England have been infected or contaminated with a drug-resistant fungus first found in Japan, health officials have confirmed.</b><p>Hospitals are on the lookout for further cases and are putting in place measures to help control any further spread of the fungus, <i>Candida …

Public Health

Trends and socioeconomic inequalities in amenable mortality in Switzerland with international comparisons

BACKGROUND<p>Amenable mortality is a composite measure of deaths from conditions that might be avoided by timely and effective healthcare. It was …

Research

Human papillomavirus in oropharyngeal cancer in Canada: analysis of 5 comprehensive cancer centres using multiple imputation

• Steven Habbous, MSc⇑,<br>• Karen P. Chu, MD,<br>• Harold Lau, MD,<br>• Melissa Schorr, MD,<br>• Mathieos Belayneh, BMSc,<br>• Michael N. Ha, PhD MD,<br>• Scott Murray, MD,<br>• Brian …

Research

Particulate Matter Exposure and Stress Hormone Levels

1.↵<p>Brook RD,<br>• Rajagopalan S,<br>• Pope CA 3rd.,<br>• Brook JR,<br>• Bhatnagar A,<br>• Diez-Roux AV,<br>• Holguin F,<br>• Hong Y,<br>• Luepker RV,<br>• Mittleman MA,<br>• Peters A,<br>• Siscovick D,<br>• Smith SC …

Neuroscience

The Effects of Cannabis Among Adults With Chronic Pain | Annals of Internal Medicine | American College of Physicians

Pain

Erhöhen Protonenpumpenhemmer Sterblichkeit? -- Bad Drug News

bad drug news<p>Erhöhen Protonenpumpenhemmer Sterblichkeit?<p>Autor(in): Urspeter Masche<p>Datum: 14. August 2017<p>In einer Kohortenstudie – für die man Daten …

FDA approves new drug to treat common liver cancer

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration just approved a new drug to treat people with hepatocellular carcinoma, the most common form of liver cancer.<p>The …

Medicine

The $37 billion supplement industry is barely regulated — and could be dangerous to your health

When Pouya Jamshidi, a resident at Weill Cornell Medical College, delivered his first baby, the doctor on call told him to take the newborn away from its mother.<p>The baby, a healthy girl with mocha-pink skin and a powerful set of lungs, was being quarantined.<p>In the middle of the pregnancy, her …

Vitamins

Glucosamine supplements don’t help knee or hip arthritis pain

(Reuters Health) - Oral glucosamine, a natural supplement often marketed for joint pain, has no more effect than a dummy pill, according to a new review of available research.<p>The analysis of randomized controlled trials from which data have been made public found that at both three-month and …

Pain

Health Experts Are Worried About a Huge Rise in Smoking in Movies

Depictions of people using tobacco in top-grossing movies grew by 80% from 2015 to 2016, according to a new study.<p>The report, published by the …

Public Health

The Sickness Ravaging the United States That Almost No One Is Talking About

<i>August 11, 2017, 8:45 AM GMT</i><p>Women and older adults in the United States are drinking a concerning amount of alcohol, leading researchers to label the …

Health

Study: More People Drinking, Alcohol Abuse On The Rise

<b>BALTIMORE (WJZ) —</b> New research suggests more people are drinking and abusing alcohol in the U.S.The findings, which were recently published in a …

Research

Researchers find green light helps relieve migraines

A conversation with his brother propelled a University of Arizona researcher to study green light as a pain reliever. Dr. Mohab Ibrahim's brother …

Pain

Poor oral hygiene could increase your risk of several types of cancer

According to new research.<p>The importance of oral hygiene is drummed into us at an early age but, at a time when one in four UK adults admit to not …

Cancer

A Cancer Conundrum: Too Many Drug Trials, Too Few Patients

With the arrival of two revolutionary treatment strategies, immunotherapy and personalized medicine, cancer researchers have found new hope — and a problem that is perhaps unprecedented in medical research.<p>There are too many experimental cancer drugs in too many clinical trials, and not enough …

Cancer

Hormone nach der Menopause: Schlaganfallrisiko bestätigt

In Dänemark wurden fünf verschiedene Register verwendet, um eine Kohorte von Frauen im Alter von 51 bis 70 Jahren zu bilden. Von knapp 1 Million …

Study boosts hope of 'liquid biopsies' for cancer screening

Scientists have the first major evidence that blood tests called liquid biopsies hold promise for screening people for cancer. Hong Kong doctors tried it for a type of head and neck cancer, and boosted early detection and one measure of survival.<p>The tests detect DNA that tumors shed into the blood. …

Cancer