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Congress is close to a deal that would help patients by resolving billing disputes between doctors and insurance companies.

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Categories: health insurance and managed care, emergency medical treatment, law and legislation, prices (fares, fees and rates), ambulances

A deadly virus called Nipah carried by bats has already caused human outbreaks across South and South East Asia and has "serious epidemic potential", global health and infectious disease specialists said on Monday.

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An Ebola survivor has fallen ill with the disease for a second time in eastern Congo, the Congolese health authorities said on Sunday, saying it was not yet clear if it was a case of relapse or reinfection.

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A three-month-old Malaysian infant has been diagnosed with polio, the first case reported in the country in nearly three decades, a top health official said on Sunday.

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Many patients with cognitive impairment have anxiety or depression, but standard treatments are difficult for people with memory issues.

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Categories: mental health and disorders, depression (mental), alzheimer's disease, memory, weill cornell medical college, dementia, elderly, psychology and psychologists, therapy and rehabilitation, your-feed-science, your-feed-healthcare



Adakveo and Oxbryta could be revolutionary treatments, but each costs about $100,000 per year and must be taken for life.

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Categories: drugs (pharmaceuticals), health insurance and managed care, sickle cell anemia, prices (fares, fees and rates), stroke, clinical trials, hemoglobin, food and drug administration, novartis ag, global blood therapeutics

A British woman has made a full recovery after suffering a six-hour cardiac arrest caused by severe hypothermia -- a condition that doctors say also saved her life.

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(This Dec. 5 story corrects first paragraph to say growth was slower not declined in previous years, removes reference to projected spending in eighth paragraph)

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The rare operation has implications for wounded soldiers, accident victims, cancer patients and those undergoing sex reassignment.

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(Reuters Health) - Obese women who have weight-loss surgery between pregnancies may be less likely to experience complications like high blood pressure and preterm births in their second pregnancy, a recent study suggests.

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American pigs are raised on a liberal diet of antibiotics, fueling the rise of resistant germs. Danish pork producers are proving there’s a better way.

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Categories: antibiotics, drug resistance (microbial), pigs, agriculture and farming, denmark



While e-cigarettes are still the most popular, teenagers are also smoking other items like cigarillos — another worrisome sign for nicotine addiction, the C.D.C. says.

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Categories: teenagers and adolescence, e-cigarettes, nicotine, smoking and tobacco, centers for disease control and prevention, medicine and health, addiction (psychology), cigars, your-feed-healthcare

For the first time in many years, the government reported that spending on health care last year grew more slowly than the economy overall.

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The administration wants to require hospitals to reveal the rates they privately negotiate with insurers for all sorts of procedures, amid the public outcry over surprise medical bills.

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Categories: hospitals, health insurance and managed care, suits and litigation (civil), united states politics and government, prices (fares, fees and rates), federation of american hospitals, trump, donald j, health and human services department, american hospital assn, your-feed-healthcare, first amendment (us constitution), regulation and deregulation of industry


A new study finds a weak link between coloring and straightening treatments and breast cancer. But experts caution the results are far from certain.

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Categories: women and girls, blacks, breast cancer, hair, dyes and dyestuffs, hair straighteners, national institute of environmental health sciences, hazardous and toxic substances, your-feed-healthcare



By taking some cues from blue zones, places around the world where people live the longest, healthiest lives, you can live longer. These are some tips.

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A new government program will provide donated drugs through major drugstore chains.

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The scientists analyzed plasma -- the cell-free, fluid part of blood -- from more than 4,200 people between the ages of 18 and 95, and found a link between 373 proteins and aging.

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Germs live and thrive in the workplace. Find out about germ hot spots, when contamination is at its worst, and how to protect yourself.

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The new method developed by researchers and outlined in their study suggests that the measurements used by the FDA and other regulatory agencies underestimate BPA exposure by as much as 44 times.

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Before your periods end, your body goes into a phase called perimenopause, which could last 2 to 10 years. During this time, there can be all kinds of changes in your cycle.

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According to one database, more than 2,500 men and women went to an emergency room for head and neck injuries sustained while using a smartphone between 1998 and 2017. When that number is extrapolated to include the whole country, the total is likely to be more than 76,000 people.

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The research included 38 obese patients who had weight-loss surgery and 19 obese patients who were on the waiting list for weight-loss surgery.

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The disease, called hard-metal pneumoconiosis or "cobalt lung," usually occurs when people inhale mineral dusts caused by metal grinding, said senior researcher Dr. Kirk Jones, a pathologist with the University of California, San Francisco.

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Studies on aducanumab were halted earlier this year because the drug didn't appear to be effective. But the new results suggest it's effective at a high dose, the Associated Press reported.

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