Health

  • Patient Access And Control: The Future Of Chronic Disease Management?

    Editor’s note: Dr. Kaveh Safavi is the global managing director of Accenture Health. Sufferers of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the United States are among the more active practitioners of disease self-management. It involves, among other disciplines

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  • China fines GlaxoSmithKline $492M for bribery

    Drug maker GlaxoSmithKline was fined $492 million on Friday for bribing doctors in China, the biggest such penalty ever imposed by a Chinese court. The court sentenced the company's former China manager, Briton Mark Reilly, and four Chinese co-defendants to prison but postponed the sentences for…

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  • More women sought breast cancer care after Angelina's Jolie's double mastectomy

    More women sought breast cancer care after Angelina's Jolie's double mastectomy According to a new study in the journal Breast Cancer Research, referrals for genetic counseling and testing for breast cancer more than doubled in the UK following Angelina Jolie's announcement last May that she had…

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  • India caps prices of 36 more drugs to improve access: government official

    By Aditya Kalra and Zeba Siddiqui NEW DELHI/MUMBAI (Reuters) - India has capped the prices of 36 drugs, including those used to treat infections and diabetes, in its latest move to make essential medicines more affordable, a senior official of the country's drug pricing authority told Reuters on…

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  • World Bank chief says Ebola took the world by surprise

    The devastating Ebola outbreak caught the world off guard, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said Friday as he questioned the international community's readiness to respond to other pandemics. None of us thought that Ebola would be looking like it's looking right now," he told reporters in Sydney…

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  • Kostner skips doping hearing in Schwazer case

    Former figure skating world champion Carolina Kostner risks punishment for skipping a hearing before Italian authorities investigating whether she was complicit in doping by her former boyfriend and Olympic race walking gold medalist Alex Schwazer. Kostner, the 2014 Olympic bronze medalist and 2012…

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  • Falls indoors may signal frailty, linked to shorter survival

    Indoor falls could be an indicator of frailty and a sign that protective measures should be taken, say the authors. The study was led by Sebastien Bailly, a researcher with Hospices Civils de Lyon in France.

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  • The Vanishing Difference Between Hospitals and Insurance Companies

    Anthem Blue Cross, California’s second-largest insurance company, is entering an unusual arrangement with seven hospital groups in Southern California: Together they’ll create a joint health plan where rival hospitals and the insurance company will share in profits and losses. Hospitals and…

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  • United Nations to deploy Ebola mission in worst-affected states

    By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations will create a special mission to combat Ebola, deploying staff in the worst-affected states - Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone - as the U.N. Security Council declared the outbreak a "threat to international peace and security." U.N.…

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  • 6 Fabulous Ways to Eat an Avocado

    First, while the avocado fruit is higher calorically than its fruit counterparts, it is significantly lower in sugar (something your pancreas will thank you for). Second, avocados contain mostly monounsaturated fatty acids (about 20 grams per avocado), which may help reduce the risk of heart…

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    MORE BAD NEWS FOR ROB FORD

    After being admitted to the hospital with a tumor in his abdomen last week doctors have announced the next steps in Rob Ford's treatment.

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  • Angelina Jolie surgery sparks surge in female cancer tests - study

    Hollywood star Angelina Jolie's decision to make public her double mastectomy more than doubled the number of women in Britain seeking to have genetic breast cancer tests, according to a study released on Friday. Jolie, 39, who has become a high-profile human rights campaign, announced her surgery…

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  • 7.3 Million Obamacare Enrollees Have Paid Premiums

    In April, at the end of Obamacare's open enrollment period, the administration said 8 million people had selected a plan on the exchanges--though the number of people who paid their first months premiums was not released at that time. Related: 20 Percent Haven’t Paid Obamacare Premiums The much…

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  • Fear and hope as Sierra Leone braces for three-day Ebola lockdown

    By Umaru Fofana FREETOWN (Reuters) - In her free time Isha Turay, an 18-year-old Sierra Leonean student, sells vegetables on Malama Thomas Street in the heart of the bustling capital, Freetown, so that she and her siblings can eat. "If we don't sell, we cannot eat," Turay said, splashing water over…

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  • Malta bars cargo vessel on its way from Guinea on Ebola fears

    Malta stopped a cargo vessel that was traveling from Guinea to Ukraine from entering its harbor for a medical emergency on Wednesday night on fears the sick person on board could be infected with Ebola, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said. Muscat told reporters on Thursday that the vessel, the Hong…

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  • MSF says French Ebola patient's repatriation far too slow

    MSF says French Ebola patient's repatriation far too slow By John Irish PARIS (Reuters) - Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) on Thursday criticized the delay in repatriating a foreign health worker infected with Ebola in Africa after it took two days to fly out the infected French volunteer from…

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  • Why Do People Develop Anxiety and Depression Problems?

    Why Do People Develop Anxiety and Depression Problems?My mother was a beautiful woman -- homecoming queen in high school. But when she was older, breast cancer left several scars, only a few that you could physically see. When my twin brother and I were

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  • NFL Injury Report

    NFL Injury ReportNEW YORK (AP) -- INDIANAPOLIS COLTS at JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS - COLTS: DNP: RB Ahmad Bradshaw (not injury related), CB Darius Butler (neck), LB Jerrell Freeman (hamstring), LB D'Qwell Jackson (not injury related), DT Ricky Jean Francois

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