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(Reuters health) – More young men and women are binge-drinking into their mid- and late-20s today than a generation ago, increasing their risk of accidental injuries, deaths and a variety of chronic illnesses, researchers say. Historically, binge drinking among both men and women has tended to increase from age 18 through the early 20s then […]

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(Reuters health) – As medical and recreational marijuana becomes legal in more and more places, experts worry there isn’t enough science on the risks and benefits of the drug, especially for patients with heart disease. FILE PHOTO: An employee holds marijuana while posing in a photo illustration at a dispensary in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, June […]

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Media playback is unsupported on your device More than 1,000 10 to 19-year-olds were admitted to hospital with knife wounds in 2017/18. The figure, from NHS England, reveal a 54% rise in the number of children and teenagers treated for injuries from knives over five years. It comes as a leading consultant warns that she […]

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(Reuters health) – Many more Americans may be getting opioids for their pets, and veterinarians appear to be prescribing increasingly potent versions of these drugs to animals, a small study suggests. The researchers examined data on opioid tablets and patches dispensed or prescribed by 134 veterinarians at an academic small-animal hospital in Philadelphia from 2007 […]

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(Reuters health) – Compounded pain creams are no better for chronic pain than topical treatments that contain no medicine at all, a U.S. study suggests. Compounded medicines are custom-blended by pharmacists to give patients a different dose or formulation than they can get with mass-produced prescription drugs. The current study focused on pain creams made […]

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You may have heard an increasing number of people vow to reduce their meat eating lately – or cut it out altogether. This often forms part of a bid to become healthier, reduce their environmental impact, or consider animal welfare. A third of Britons claim to have either stopped eating meat or reduced it, while […]

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LONDON – A vaccine given to girls to protect them against a virus that causes cervical cancer is a “critical” health tool and access to it should be scaled up as swiftly as possible, especially in poorer countries, cancer experts said on Monday. Figures from the World health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer […]

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – A top U.S. pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) owned by Unitedhealth Group Inc has included new migraine drugs from Amgen Inc and Eli Lilly and Co as preferred treatments on its lists of covered drugs, according to an OptumRx client note viewed by Reuters. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Lilly is seen […]

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ASHTEAD, UK – 08 January 2019 – BridgeHead Software, a leading provider of healthcare data management solutions, has today announced its partnership with The health CIO Network, hosted by Digital health. The partnership comes as BridgeHead prepares to celebrate twenty-five years supporting global healthcare organisations with data management solutions in 2019, and success in opening […]

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(Reuters health) – Most teens eat far less fiber than recommended, and this nutritional deficit may lead to a higher risk of diabetes and high blood pressure in the future, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers questioned 754 teens from Augusta, Georgia, about their eating habits on at least four separate occasions. Researchers also tested participants’ […]

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