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Study: Eye Test Could Predict Alzheimer’s Disease Years In Advance

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  • August 22, 2017
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An eye test could predict whether someone could have Alzheimer’s disease years in advance, according to a recent study. Researchers from Cedars-Sinai and company NeuroVision Imaging found the disease affects the retina, which is the back of the eye, in a similar way to how it impacts the brain. Through this discovery, researchers conducted a […]

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Hospitals Could Do More For Survivors Of Opioid Overdoses, Study Suggests

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  • August 22, 2017
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Hospital emergency departments are tasked with saving the lives of people who overdose on opioids. Clinicians and researchers hope that more can be done during the hospital encounter to connect people with treatment. FangXiaNuo/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption FangXiaNuo/Getty Images Hospital emergency departments are tasked with saving the lives of people who overdose on […]

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Arizona Marijuana: Everything to Know About Marijuana Law in AZ

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  • August 22, 2017
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Brandi Atkins, an Arizona resident and former dancer, was diagnosed in late 2015 with a rare autoimmune disease that made her joints and muscles swell, causing chronic pain. She popped in and out of the hospital with a cornucopia of prescription medications handed out to alleviate her pain, ease her symptoms, and navigate around her […]

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FDA okays targeted leukemia treatment

FDA approved a targeted new drug to treat adults with relapsed or refractory B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Inotuzumab ozogamicin (Besponsa, Pfizer) treats the rapidly progressing type of cancer in which the bone marrow makes too many B-cell lymphocytes. Besponsa is a targeted therapy that binds to B-cell ALL cancer cells that express the […]

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More children to be diagnosed with high blood pressure under new guidelines

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  • August 21, 2017
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More children and teens are likely to be diagnosed and treated for high blood pressure under new guidelines released today by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). An estimated 3.5 percent of children and adolescents in the U.S. have hypertension, or abnormally high blood pressure, but experts say the actual prevalence is likely much higher […]

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Diagnosis of High Blood Pressure to Increase in Teens, Children

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  • August 21, 2017
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High blood pressure diagnoses are set to increase but not for the population you might expect. According to new guidelines released today by the American Academy of Pediatrics, more children and teens are likely to be diagnosed with hypertension, or high blood pressure. The report notes that the doctors are missing the diagnosis far too […]

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Johnson & Johnson faces $417m payout in latest talc case

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  • August 21, 2017
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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Johnson & Johnson said the safety of talc was supported by decades of scientific evidence Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay $417m (£323.4m) to a woman who says she developed ovarian cancer after using products such as baby powder. The California jury’s decision marks the largest award […]

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Mayo dispute with Albert Lea draws ‘serious concern’ from Dayton

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  • August 21, 2017
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Gov. Mark Dayton’s administration expressed “serious concerns” Monday over Mayo Clinic’s plan to remove key inpatient and obstetrics services from its hospital in Albert Lea, a plan that has triggered sustained opposition by civic leaders in the southern Minnesota city. While Mayo has maintained for months that the hospital realignment plan is necessary for physician […]

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Louisville files lawsuit against nation’s largest drug distribut – WDRB 41 Louisville News

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  • August 21, 2017
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — Louisville is taking aim at the nation’s largest drug distributors by filing a new lawsuit demanding that they pay for the city’s overdose epidemic. Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell knows all about the horrors of that epidemic — not just as a city official, but as a dad. “This is an insidious monster,” he said. […]

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Wisconsin Human West Nile Virus Case Confirmed

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  • August 21, 2017
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FOND DU LAC, WI — Wisconsin state officials are warning residents to take all measures possible to prevent the spread of West Nile virus (WNV) as the first human cases of 2017 have been confirmed. The confirmed cases of the virus are in Fond Du Lac and Oconto counties. WNV cases are most common during […]

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