Tag: effects

(Reuters Health) – Symptoms of aggression and agitation in dementia patients may respond better to non-drug therapies such as massage, touch therapy and outdoor activities, a new study suggests. In a reanalysis of more than 163 studies involving nearly 25,000 patients, Canadian researchers found that multidisciplinary care, massage and touch therapy, and music combined with […]

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(Reuters) – A New Orleans-based genetics testing company and its three principals will pay $42.6 million to resolve charges they defrauded the federal government by paying kickbacks for referrals and billing for medically unnecessary tests, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Wednesday. UTC Laboratories Inc, which has also been known as Renaissance RX or […]

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NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India has held off imposing a blanket ban on single-use plastics to combat pollution, officials said on Tuesday, a measure seen as too disruptive for industry at a time when it is coping with an economic slowdown and job losses. A ragpicker collects recyclable material from a garbage-strewn beach in Mumbai, […]

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More than half of patients can now survive a deadly skin cancer that was considered untreatable just a decade ago, say UK doctors. Ten years ago only one-in-20 patients would live for five years after being diagnosed with late-stage melanoma. Most would die in months. But drugs to harness the body’s immune system mean 52% […]

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A migraine drug that has been described as “life changing” by some patients will not be made available on the NHS outside of Scotland. Erenumab – also known by the name Aimovig – is one of the first bespoke migraine drugs in decades and has been described by doctors as a “huge deal”. But the […]

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Long after the winds have died down and the flooding has subsided, huge hurricanes like Katrina may be shortening people’s lives, especially when it comes to seniors with chronic diseases like diabetes, new research suggests. Researchers studying the short- and long-term effects of hurricanes Katrina and Rita found that older individuals with diabetes who lived […]

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An electronic “nose” that detects chemicals in the breath of lung cancer patients may help distinguish between those who will and will not respond to immunotherapy, a new study suggests. In the small study, the eNose was better at identifying the patients likely to benefit from immunotherapy than the current gold standard test, researchers report […]

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(Reuters Health) – People living in communities with rising crime rates may be more likely than those in safer neighborhoods to develop high blood pressure, a new study suggests. Living in high-crime areas has long been linked to higher rates of heart disease and cardiovascular risk factors like high blood pressure, diabetes and smoking, researchers […]

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Particles of black carbon – or soot – can cross the placenta, a study has found. The Nature Communications research is the first direct evidence the particles can get into the part of the placenta that feeds the developing fetus. It could be the first step to explaining why high pollution is linked to an […]

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Life is very different for Lesley Hart since she had meningitis nearly 10 years ago. “I’m no longer Miss Independent. It’s impacting more and more as time goes on. But I live each day as I want to.” Lesley is one of nearly 2,500 people who develop bacterial meningitis and meningococcal disease each year in […]

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