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Medicare/Medicaid Drug Rebates Would be Banned Under Trump Administration Proposal

Medicare/Medicaid Drug Rebates Would be Banned Under Trump Administration Proposal

A proposal to ban drug companies from giving rebates to pharmacy benefit managers and insurers in Medicare Part D- and Medicaid-managed care plans was announced Thursday by the Trump administration. Latest Senior Health News Instead of those rebates, drug makers would be urged to provide discounts directly to pharmacy customers, and pharmacy benefit managers would […]

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Health Tip: Prevent the Spread of Head Lice

Health Tip: Prevent the Spread of Head Lice

(HealthDay News) — Lice are typically spread by direct head-to-head contact, and less often can be spread by sharing clothing or belongings such as backpacks, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. Latest Prevention & Wellness News Once head lice fall from a host, they can survive for fewer than a couple of […]

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Many Paramedics Ignore Hand Hygiene Rules, Study Finds

Many Paramedics Ignore Hand Hygiene Rules, Study Finds

Latest Prevention & Wellness News FRIDAY, Feb. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Paramedics have a “remarkably low” rate of compliance with hand hygiene standards, which could put patients at risk for deadly infections, according to a new report. For the study, researchers observed 77 paramedics in Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Australia as they dealt with […]

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Internet Craze Highlighted in Super Bowl Ad

Internet Craze Highlighted in Super Bowl Ad

An internet craze known as ASMR (autonomous sensory meridian response) was highlighted in a Super Bowl commercial that’s already attracted more than 10 million views. Latest Mental Health News The ad featured calming images of actress Zoe Kravitz whispering into a pair of microphones and softly tapping on a bottle, the AP reported. Some people […]

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Is Brexit a Health Hazard?

Is Brexit a Health Hazard?

Latest Heart News FRIDAY, Feb. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Thousands more deaths from heart disease and stroke could occur in England if Brexit goes ahead, researchers warn. Fruits and vegetables play an important role in heart health, and the United Kingdom is highly dependent on imported produce, the authors of a new study explained. […]

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Exercise Your Right to Fight Disease

Exercise Your Right to Fight Disease

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News MONDAY, Feb. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Research consistently tells you just how important exercise is for health. It can help head off heart disease, stroke, diabetes and many types of cancer, including breast and colon cancers. A report published in the New England Journal of […]

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Unraveling the Mystery of Hiccups

Unraveling the Mystery of Hiccups

Latest Digestion News SATURDAY, Feb. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Most everyone gets them, but no one really knows why. Hiccups are a reflexive spasm of the diaphragm, and they can happen to anyone from newborns to the elderly. It’s even common for babies in the womb to be seen hiccuping on ultrasounds, according to […]

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‘Mindfulness’ Might Help Some Conquer Chronic Pain

‘Mindfulness’ Might Help Some Conquer Chronic Pain

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Chronic Pain News FRIDAY, Feb. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Instead of popping a painkiller, a little mindful yoga might go a long way toward easing longstanding pain, a new study suggests. The review of 21 clinical trials involving nearly 2,000 people looked at the effects of two drug-free options […]