Notable News for the Week: September 21st, 2018

Notable News for the Week: September 21st, 2018 Bi-partisan Bill Proposal to Crack Down on ‘Surprise’ Medical Bills A draft measure has been unveiled by a group of senators from both parties, aimed at cracking down on surprise medical bills that have hit patients with massive charges for the care they received. Americans Aren’t Meeting Exercise Goals The CDC reported that a research study shows that the majority of Americans are not getting enough exercise. Recovering from Florence, Hospitals Get an Outside Assist Mobile units from other areas have come to assist those impacted by Hurricane Florence and provide much-needed medical services. Flu Season Forecasts Could be More Accurate with Access to Health Care Companies’ Data Research from the University of Texas at Austin could make forecasts for flu season more accurate if for-profit companies provide some of the information gathered from patients to researchers. Zika Vaccine Shows Promise for Treating Deadly Brain Cancer International researchers have successfully deployed a Zika virus vaccine to target and kill the cancer cells, showing that this could create the basis for a new treatment option for a fatal type of brain cancer. Rate of Missourians Without Health Insurance Remains at 9%, Census Finds Missouri uninsured rate remained at 9.1% according to a survey from the US Census Bureau in...

Notable News of the Week: September 7th, 2018

Notable News for the Week: September 7th, 2018 How to Tell if Stress is Affecting Your Sleep According to a survey by the National Sleep Foundation, 43% of people between the ages of 13-64 reported lying awake at night due to stress. Evolution of Psychiatric Disorders and Human Personality Traits A research team has discovered the evolution of a gene relating unique-to-humans psychiatric traits. Human Gut Study Questions Probiotic Health Benefits A recent study suggests that probiotics may not actually live up to the hype. Urgent Care Centers Ease ER Burden in US Urgent care centers are helping to reduce number of emergency department visits. New One-Dose Flu Drug Shows Promise Baloxavir is being studied as a way to address the misery of...

Notable News for the Week: August 31st, 2018

Notable News for the Week: August 31st, 2018 Exercise is Best for Managing Osteoarthritis: New Guidelines New guidelines for best practices for managing osteoarthritis have been released by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. FDA Investigation on Valsartan Impurities and Recalls The FDA is conducting an investigation into generic versions of valsartan, as some have been found to contain an impurity that doesn’t meet FDA’s safety standards. Opioid Crisis Breakthrough: Non-Addictive Painkiller Found Effective A painkiller has been tested in primates and found to be safe and effective. How Our Brain and Personality Provide Protection Against Emotional Distress A recent study suggest you can learn how to be resilient and manage your stress and anxiety. Pushing Big Data to Rapidly Advance Patient Care Technology offers a solution for moving research out of journals and into the clinic. Gene-editing Hope for Muscular Dystrophy Scientists have used gene-editing to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy in a large mammal for the first time....

Notable News for the Week: August 24th, 2018

Notable News for the Week: August 20th, 2018 Missouri’s Community Health Services Get #3 Million in Performance-Based Federal Funding Approximately 230 site in Missouri will receive benefits from the funding, which was awarded for quality of care. Saint Louis Children’s Hospital Saves 5-Month-Old with Heart-Lung Transplant Diagnosed via ultrasound as having only half a heart, the infant was given a very grim outlook. With parents who refused to accept the diagnosis as a death sentence, Jack became the youngest documented patient to receive a heart-lung transplant at 5 months old. New Multiple-Sclerosis Subtype Identified Researchers have discovered a new subtype of MS, and are hopeful that this discovery could lead to personalized treatments. Prospect of New Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis International researchers have been testing a new drug to treat rheumatoid arthritis. The drug has now successfully completed phase III of testing. Familiar Pair Tops US News and World Report List of Best Hospitals in Kansas City University of Kansas Hospital and St. Luke’s Hospital have been listed as the top two hospitals in the Kansas City area for the 5th year in a row. Osteoporosis Increases Dementia Risk A recent study shows that osteoporosis significantly increases the risk of developing...

Notable News for the Week: July 20th, 2018

Notable News for the Week: July 20th, 2018 Study Finds Genetic Heritage to be Dominant Factor in Heart Failure Hereditary factors found to be behind 26% of all cases of heart failure in Sweden according to a recent study. Potential Link Between Alcohol and Death Rates Study shows that heavy drinking results in uncontrolled iron absorption in the body, putting strain on vital organs and increasing the risk of death. Compounds Found in Green Tea and Red Wine May Block Formation of Toxic Metabolites A new study provides hope for treating certain inborn congenital metabolic diseases. Seven Ways IVF Changed the World As the first “test-tube baby” turns 40 this month, one author takes a look back at the new normal IVF has introduced to the world. Scientists Support Viability of Potential Way to Reduce Alzheimer’s Disease Risk New commentary by scientists in Manchester and Edinburgh on a recent study by epidemiologists supports the viability of a potential way to reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.      ...

Notable News for the Week: July 13th, 2018

Notable News for the Week: July 13th, 2018 A Healthful Diet May Help Prevent Asthma Symptoms A diet rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains may be associated with better asthma outcomes according to a recent study. How Long Does it Take to Recover From Heart Bypass Surgery? A look at what to expect from pre-surgery to post-surgery. An Orange a Day Keeps Macular Degeneration Away: 15-Year Study A new study has show that people who regularly eat oranges are less likely to develop macular degeneration. Gene Required for Addictive Behavior Scientists have discovered a gene called Maged1 that plays a crucial role in the pathological changes associated with addictive behaviors. How to Boost Serotonin and Improve Mood Salmon, eggs, spinach and seeds are among the foods that can help boost serotonin naturally.  ...
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