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Asthma costs America more than $80 billion a year

The new CDC data shows the respiratory disease, affecting around 15.4 million Americans, is almost as costly to the nation as cancer, which absorbs $87 billion of healthcare spending.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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We report the case of a middle aged female with chronic quadriparesis and new onset anemia associated with Vitamin D deficiency. Patient responded to vitamin D supplementation alone. PMID: 29319256 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
This article examines the effects of chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) on households ’ out-of-pocket health expenditures in Sri Lanka. We explore the disease specific impacts on out-of-pocket health care expenses from chronic NCDs such as heart diseases, hypertension, cancer, diabetics and asthma. We use nationwide cross-sectional household income and expenditure survey 2012/2013 data compiled by the department of census and statistics of Sri Lanka. Employing propensity score matching method to account for selectivity bias, we find that chronic NCD affected households appear to spend significantly higher out-o...
Source: International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
ConclusionWe found an excess incidence of recurring pneumonia in patients with bipolar disorder, and this risk was associated with pre‐existing medical conditions but not psychotropic agents. Physicians should carefully consider the comorbid medical conditions of patients with bipolar disorder that could lead to recurrent pneumonia.
Source: Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Tags: Regular Article Source Type: research
In 2015, the Japanese government appointed an advisory panel of young experts to lay out its vision of healthcare in the country for 2035. This vision is a healthcare system that delivers unrivalled health outcomes, provides secure and responsive care for all in society, is sustainable, and contributes to prosperity in the nation and around the world.Yet, how achievable is this ideal, and how does the government plan to realize its vision? What is clear is that it will require a paradigm shift – a move from quantity to quality of care and from inputs to value, on care rather than cure, on autonomy over regulation, on...
Source: EyeForPharma - Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Source Type: news
With the strongly held belief that access to health care should be available to everyone — not just the insured — nearly 200 volunteers from UCLA joined an effort to provide free services to more than 2,000 people at a three-day Care Harbor community clinic.“Los Angeles is still one of the leading areas of people without insurance or access to care and it’s a problem for the community,” said Dr. Patrick Dowling, professor and chair of the  UCLA Department of Family Medicine, who led the UCLA volunteer contingent at Care Harbor ’s seventh health care mega clinic. “I’...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
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Source: International Journal of Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Research Article Source Type: research
This report describes an association between the X-linked agammaglobulinemia (XLA) contiguous BTK, TIMM8A, TAF7L gene syndrome and repeated testicular cancers. A previous Annals report described an association of XLA and Mohr-Tranebjaerg syndrome (MTS) in this now 28-year-old man first diagnosed at 11 months of age.1 The patient was diagnosed with XLA when he presented with acute bilateral flaccid paralysis subsequent to a varicella vaccination and was found to have hypogammaglobinemia (IgG,
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Letter Source Type: research
PMID: 29307603 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol Source Type: research
New study shows older women who eat processed meats have raised breast cancer risk Related items fromOnMedica Mediterranean diet cuts womb cancer risk Diverticulitis in men linked to high red meat intake Processed meat linked to worsening asthma symptoms Breast cancer risk lower with Mediterranean diet plus oil Dietary intake of veg linked to lower risk of ER-negative breast cancer
Source: OnMedica Latest News - Category: UK Health Source Type: news
PDF Version (4.5 MB) About This Article Published: 2 January 2018 Note to readers with disabilities: EHP strives to ensure that all journal content is accessible to all readers. However, some figures and Supplemental Material published in EHP articles may not conform to 508 standards due to the complexity of the information being presented. If you need assistance accessing journal content, please contact ehponline@niehs.nih.gov. Our staff will work with you to assess and meet your accessibility needs within 3 working days. With increasing rates of childhood cancers, neurodevelopmental disorde...
Source: EHP Research - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Focus Source Type: research
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