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Nigeria:Why Blood Pressure Declines 14 to 18 Years Before Death, By Researchers
[Guardian] Blood Pressure in the elderly gradually begins to decrease about 14 or so years before death, according to a new study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Blood pressure declines 14 to 18 years before death
(University of Connecticut) Blood pressure in the elderly begins to decrease about 14 or so years before death, according to a new study published in the   Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine. Researchers looked at the electronic medical records of 46,634 British citizens who had died at age 60 or older. Blood pressure declined over the last 14 to 18 years of life in both healthy elders and those with serious health problems. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Modernizing Medicine joins Xcertia and other digital health deals
Modernizing Medicine, maker of specialty-specific mobile product suites, announced that it has joined Xcertia, a standards body for mobile apps that launched by the American Medical Association, HIMSS, and others at the 2016 Connected Health Conference. Within the collaboration, the company and other participants will work to develop guidelines and resources to support consumers and clinicians ’ mobile health app selection. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 30, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

'Poop pill' capsule research paves the way for simpler C. difficile treatment
(University of Calgary) An Alberta-led clinical trial has shown Fecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT) is effective in treating clostridium difficile (C. difficile) infections whether delivered by colonoscopy or by swallowing capsules. The finding, published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association, could revolutionize and broaden the use of FMT, which restores the healthy balance of bacteria living in the intestine by transferring a healthy donor's stool to the gut of a person with C. difficile. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 30, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Nail and locking plate fixation offer similar outcomes for adults with acute, displaced, extra-articular fracture of the distal tibia
Data from a study published in the Nov. 14 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association suggest similar outcomes for nail fixation or locking plate fixation of acute, displaced, extra-articular fracture of the distal tibia in adult patients.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - November 25, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

Development of type 1 diabetes is not prevented by oral insulin
Treating those with normal blood glucose but two or more islet autoantibodies with oral insulin does not prevent development of type 1 diabetes, according to a study published in theJournal of the American Medical Association.Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 24, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Light Pollution Is Getting Worse Every Year. That ’s Bad For Your Health
Nothing has captured the march of wealth and progress like any society’s ability to light up the night—first with campfires and torches, then with gas lamps, finally with incandescent lights. Franklin Roosevelt’s 1936 Rural Electrification Act was an effort both to bring modernity to the 90% of American farms that lacked electricity and to help jolt the American economy, which was still deep in the Depression. The modern nighttime image of the Korean peninsula as seen from space, with darkness north of the 38th parallel and brilliant light in the vibrant south, powerfully captures the connection between c...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Environment health illumination Light NASA nature NOAA onetime Science Sprawl Source Type: news

AMA suspends relationship with Outcome Health
The American Medical Association on Monday suspended its relationship with Outcome Health after the startup was accused of fraud. The Chicago-based AMA said it had no financial relationship with Outcome, per the Chicago Tribune. Outcome had donated screen time to the AMA for public service announcements regarding pre-diabetes. “In light of recent unfavorable reports in the media regarding Outcome Health, we requested that all AMA content displayed on any ContextMedia platforms be removed immediately,”… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 21, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Gina Hall Source Type: news

American Medical Association, other groups cut ties with Outcome Health amid controversy
A little more than a week after two Chicago hospitals cancelled plans to expand Outcome Health ’s services, several well-known national health organizations have also cut ties with the embattled tech startup as allegations of fraud swirl. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 21, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Alpine Visitors Should Know the Signs of Acute Mountain Sickness Alpine Visitors Should Know the Signs of Acute Mountain Sickness
Going quickly from low altitude to high altitude can cause headache, fatigue and nausea, the American Medical Association warns in a new publication directed at travelers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Outcome Health offers buyouts to employees
Troubled Chicago startup Outcome Health has started offering voluntary buyouts to employees.    The buyout offers occurred after partners suspended their relationships with the company, including Harvard Health Publishing and the American Medical Association, according to The Wall Street Journal. The company laid off 76 individuals in September. Outcome held a companywide meeting on Fri day where it informed employees about “voluntary separation packages,” per the report. Some employees were… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 20, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Gina Hall Source Type: news

Nurses Say AMA Launching'Turf War' Over Direct Patient Access
Nurses are attacking a new American Medical Association policy opposing efforts to allow advanced practice registered nurses to practice independently of a physician ’s supervision. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NASDAQ:WBA NYSE:UNH NYSE:CVS NYSE:ANTM NYSE:AET Source Type: news

Nurses Say AMA Launching'Turf War' Over Direct Patient Access
Nurses are attacking a new American Medical Association policy opposing efforts to allow advanced practice registered nurses to practice independently of a physician ’s supervision. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NASDAQ:WBA NYSE:UNH NYSE:CVS NYSE:ANTM NYSE:AET Source Type: news

American Medical Association Foundation Community Health Grants
AMAF seeks to financially support innovative programs targeting the prevention and reduction of type 2 diabetes and hypertension. Grant funding will support community-based organizations such as free health clinics that provide services to vulnerable and underserved populations. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Alpine visitors should know the signs of acute mountain sickness
(Reuters Health) - Going quickly from low altitude to high altitude can cause headache, fatigue and nausea, the American Medical Association warns in a new publication directed at travelers. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

AMA: Skimpier Coverage GOP Wants Must Include'Essential Benefits '
The American Medical Association opposes any effort by Congress or the Trump administration to gut Obamacare's essential health benefits via legislation or by waiver saying it would add to costs and hurt patients. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NYSE:CNC NYSE:ANTM NYSE:AET NYSE:CI Source Type: news

ACA program to reduce hospital readmissions not all it's cracked up to be
(University of Michigan) A federal program that has been shown to reduce hospital readmissions may not have been as successful as it appears, University of Michigan researchers report in the latest issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Augmenix touts AMA code, CMS reimbursement for SpaceOar
Augmenix said today that the American Medical Association established a Current Procedural Terminology code for its SpaceOar hydrogel and similar devices, with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services setting a payment rate for procedures with the injectable. The Bedford, Mass.-based company said that the AMA established CPT code 55874 for the periprostatic implantation of biodegradable materials, which SpaceOar will be billed under. The code is set to go into effect January 1, 2018. Augmenix also noted that CMS promulgated their 2018 Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System rule to provide an ave...
Source: Mass Device - November 7, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Oncology Augmenix Inc. Source Type: news

Over-The-Counter Pain Relievers Worked As Well As Opioids In New Study
CHICAGO (AP) — Emergency rooms are where many patients are first introduced to powerful opioid painkillers, but what if doctors offered over-the-counter pills instead? A new study tested that approach on patients with broken bones and sprains and found pain relievers sold as Tylenol and Motrin worked as well as opioids at reducing severe pain. The results challenge common ER practice for treating short-term, severe pain and could prompt changes that would help prevent new patients from becoming addicted. The study has limitations: It only looked at short-term pain relief in the emergency room and researchers didn&rsq...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Confronting The Crisis opioid crisis Source Type: news

US health spending has rocketed $900 BILLION since 1996
By 2013, healthcare spending hit $2.1 trillion, says the study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. That figure has now risen to $3.2 trillion, 18% of the US GDP. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NM health care CEO joins former presidents' ranks with national award
Local oncologist Dr.  Barbara L. McAneny, who achieved a first for New Mexico during the summer, has received a new accolade from a national organization. McAneny, who became the first New Mexican president-elect of the American Medical Association in June, received the Annual Achievement Award from the Association o f Community Cancer Centers last week. The award recognizes people who contribute to cancer care around the world. Former presidents George H.W. Bush and Richard Nixon, as well as Sen.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 31, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: May Ortega Source Type: news

AMA President: Digital innovations need to fight, not add to, physician burnout
While new healthcare technologies should be key resources for overwhelmed providers, American Medical Association President Dr. David Barbe said during a keynote address at the Connected Health Conference in Boston last week that his organization is concerned that past and upcoming solutions could be adding more fuel to the growing issue of physician burnout. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 30, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Many U.S. Cities Lack Health Insurance Competition
MONDAY, Oct. 23, 2017 -- A single company dominates the health insurance market in many U.S. cities -- and that dangerous trend is increasing, according to a new American Medical Association (AMA) report. Analyzing 2016 data, researchers found that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 23, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AMA Partners With IBM Watson, Cerner On Health Data Model
The American Medical Association is working with IBM Watson and Cerner to bring structure and best practices to patient information and related health data. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NYSE:UNH NASDAQ:CERN NYSE:AET NYSE:IBM Source Type: news

Common fertility test is unreliable
The commonly used ovarian reserve test doesn’t accurately reflect whether a woman is able to conceive, according to a study published in theJournal of American Medical Association.Newsweek (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 13, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Glycaemic control improved with insulin pump use
Young people with type 1 diabetes using insulin pumps exhibit improved glycemic control and lower incidence of hypoglycemia and diabetic ketoacidosis, according to findings published in theJournal of the American Medical Association. Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 13, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Health2047-Celgene, Samsung-Tigertext, and more digital health deals
Health2047, the American Medical Association-backed technology incubator, is working with pharma company  Celgene to create a new healthcare information transfer system. As part of the deal, Health2047 is developing a new data transfer protocol for healthcare, focused on security, trustworthiness, and connectivity. More. ... (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 11, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Ovarian reserve tests fail to predict fertility, NIH-funded study suggests
(NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development) Tests that estimate ovarian reserve, or the number of a woman's remaining eggs, before menopause, do not appear to predict short-term chances of conception, according to a National Institutes of Health-funded study of women with no history of infertility. The study appears in the Journal of the American Medical Association. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Doctors Call For Background Checks, Gun Restrictions In Las Vegas' Wake
A parade of physician groups including the American Medical Association and American College of Physicians reiterated their calls this week for safety measures that include universal background checks, restrictions on the sale of assault weapons and the elimination of physician “gag laws.” (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 3, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Source Type: news

Genetic testing may help determine appropriate dose of warfarin among patients undergoing hip or knee arthroplasty
Findings from a study published online in The Journal of the American Medical Association suggest that, compared to clinically guided dosing, genotype-guided warfarin dosing may reduce the risk of adverse events for joint arthroplasty patients.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - September 30, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

The Republican Health Bill Is Targeting Votes From These Two States
(WASHINGTON) — Provisions shoehorned into the Republican health care bill dangle extra money for Alaska and Wisconsin, home states of one GOP senator whose vote party leaders desperately need and another who co-sponsored the legislation, according to analysts who’ve studied the legislation. The 140-page measure, which top Republicans hope to push through the Senate next week, is stuffed with language making some states winners and others losers. Aides say the legislation is still changing as leaders hunt the 50 GOP “yes” votes they’ll need to turn this summer’s jarring Senate rejection o...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alan Fram / AP Tags: Uncategorized Graham-Cassidy Health Care onetime Source Type: news

Aaron Hernandez Had CTE. How Much More Damage Can The NFL Take?
Is the chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) diagnosis for Aaron Hernandez, the convicted murderer and former New England Patriots tight end who committed suicide in April while serving a life sentence, all that surprising? Not really, given what we know about this degenerative brain disease. Several ex-NFL players (Junior Seau, Dave Duerson, Andre Waters, Ray Easterling) who took their own lives were diagnosed with CTE postmortem. CTE victims have struggled with impulse control, turned violent against their spouses, abused drugs, raged and acted irrationally. In 2012 Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, who had C...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sean Gregory Tags: Uncategorized Aaron Hernandez CTE Football New England Patriots NFL Source Type: news

The Latest: Big doctors' group against GOP repeal effort
The American Medical Association is opposed to the latest, last-ditch Republican effort to dismantle Obamacare (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

AMA Says Latest Trumpcare Bill Violates'Do No Harm' Pledge
The American Medical Association and AARP joined patient advocates, healthcare and consumer groups opposing the Republican-led Senate ’s Graham-Cassidy effort to overhaul the Affordable Care Act, saying it would hurt patients with preexisting conditions and cause millions to lose coverage. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NYSE:CNC NYSE:ANTM NYSE:MOH Source Type: news

Emergency Access Initiative
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has activated the Emergency Access Initiative (EAI) in response to Hurricanes Irma and Harvey which devastated Florida and several Caribbean islands, as well as parts of South Carolina, Texas, and Louisiana. The EAI is a collaborative partnership between NLM and participating publishers to provide free access to full-text from more than 650 biomedical journals and more than 4,000 reference books and online databases to healthcare professionals and libraries affected by disasters. It serves as a temporary collection replacement and/or supplement for libraries affected by disasters that...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - September 19, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Disaster / Emergency Preparedness News from NLM/NIH Source Type: news

How Physicians Can Get Started With MACRA How Physicians Can Get Started With MACRA
Dr David Barbe, president of the American Medical Association, says most physicians are unprepared for MACRA. Here he recommends some first steps to take as well as tools that may be helpful.Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Public Libraries Spotlight: Susan K. McClelland, Health & Wellness Librarian, Oak Park Public Library, IL
Name: Susan K. McClelland Title: Health & Wellness Librarian, Oak Park Public Library Education: BA, Art History, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL; MLIS, University of Illinois, GSLIS. How did you become interested in focusing on Health and Wellness? For a number of years I was a library associate at the American Hospital Association headquarters library in Chicago, IL and later as a medical indexer for publications at the American Medical Association library in Chicago, I became familiar with a host of medical specialties, specialty board certification rigors and consumer health organizations. I was fascinat...
Source: The Cornflower - September 19, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Bobbi Newman Tags: Public Libraries Public Libraries Spotlight health and wellness librarian oakpark public library Source Type: news

Emergency Access Initiative Activated for Harvey and Irma
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has activated the Emergency Access Initiative (EAI) for September 15, 2017 – October 14, 2017 in response to Hurricanes Irma and Harvey which devastated Florida and several Caribbean islands, as well as parts of South Carolina, Texas, and Louisiana. The EAI is a collaborative partnership between NLM and participating publishers to provide free access to full-text from more than 650 biomedical journals and more than 4,000 reference books and online databases to healthcare professionals and libraries affected by disasters. It serves as a temporary collection replacement and/or sup...
Source: MCR News - September 15, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: Community College/Academic Libraries Health Sciences Public Libraries Source Type: news

Henry Ford Macomb Hospital, AMA partner on prediabetes patient registry
(Henry Ford Health System) Henry Ford Macomb Hospital, in partnership with the American Medical Association (AMA), is piloting a patient registry that could become a national model for enrolling patients with prediabetes into evidence-based diabetes prevention programs and reducing their risk of developing type 2 diabetes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Society Advocacy Continues to Make Impact Amid Uncertainty
Amid growing uncertainly inside the Washington, DC beltway, AMDA – the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine continues to make an impact through its advocacy work. Through the first half of 2017, the Society has worked to expand its reach in coalitions and has had a direct impact on policies adopted by the American Medical Association (AMA) as well as Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services regulations. Although health care reform continues to be unpredictable, there is almost unanimous agreement that the system will continue its shift from fee-for-service to value-based medicine. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - August 30, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Alex Bardakh Tags: PUBLIC POLICY Source Type: news

New Economic Analysis Based On Repatha ® (Evolocumab) Outcomes Data Published In JAMA Cardiology
Repatha Used in Patients at High-Risk For Cardiovascular Events is Cost-Effective at Net Prices at or Below $9,669 THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Aug. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced results from a new Repatha® (evolocumab) economic analysis published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Cardiology. The study identifies the clinical and economic consequences of treating a population of patients at high-risk of cardiovascular (CV) events and defines the cost-effectiveness of Repatha under various clinical scenarios. The analysis is based on the clinical outcomes from t...
Source: Amgen News Release - August 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

SPM in Real Life: Summer ‘17
NEW MEMBERS: Summer ‘17 Welcome new member, Geoffrey Milos! Geoffrey writes that he has a great interest in electronic health records (EHR) and how they enable individuals to more fully participate in the management of their own health care. Patient access to their respective, complete EHR is key to this empowerment. Individuals seem to be making progress on this front, slowly but surely. Geoffrey is interested in active innovators in the personal health care application space, specifically applications that can accept provider-sourced EHR inputs and other organizations that actively promote individual acce...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - August 18, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: Nanette Mattox Tags: Newsletter Community Members New Members Summer '17 Source Type: news

Doctors raise concerns over Express Scripts program to limit opioids
A new opioid management program from Express Scripts is drawing criticism from members of the American Medical Association. The program aims to help prevent the overuse and abuse of opioids by limiting the strength and amount of the drugs prescribed to first-time users. However, doctors are objecting, saying treatment plans should be left to physicians and their patients, the Associated Press reports. "We want to be p ro-active in making sure the alternatives are available versus a sort of blunt,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 17, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Angela Mueller Source Type: news

Nation's Largest Pharmacy Benefit Manager Puts Limits on Opioid Prescriptions
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The nation's largest pharmacy benefit manager will soon limit the number and strength of opioid drugs prescribed to first-time users as part of a wide-ranging effort to curb an epidemic affecting millions of Americans. But the new program from Express Scripts is drawing criticism from the American Medical Association, the largest association of physicians and medical students in the U.S., which believes treatment plans should be left to doctors and their patients. About 12.5 million Americans misused prescription opioids in 2015, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. More tha...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - August 16, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Jim Salter, Associated Press Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Nation's Largest Pharmacy Benefit Manager Puts Limits on Opioid Prescriptions
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The nation's largest pharmacy benefit manager will soon limit the number and strength of opioid drugs prescribed to first-time users as part of a wide-ranging effort to curb an epidemic affecting millions of Americans. But the new program from Express Scripts is drawing criticism from the American Medical Association, the largest association of physicians and medical students in the U.S., which believes treatment plans should be left to doctors and their patients. About 12.5 million Americans misused prescription opioids in 2015, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. More tha...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 16, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Jim Salter, Associated Press Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Express Scripts to limit opioids; doctors concerned
Nation's largest pharmacy benefit manager will soon limit opioids prescribed to first-time users; American Medical Association criticizes move (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

A quarter of people who groom their pubic hair get hurt
An American Medical Association said that few injuries resulting from pubic hair grooming require medical attention but those that do are 'severe' and can require surgical treatment. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flimsy evidence behind many FDA approvals
(Reuters Health) - Many drugs granted accelerated approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) lack clear evidence of safety and effectiveness, and the same is true for most high-risk medical devices, according to two new reports in the Journal of the American Medical Association. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Top six diseases and disorders that barely existed in America 100 years ago, yet most MDs tell us they're "genetic" … Why?
(Natural News) The number one way for medical doctors to ensure that their patients don’t consume organic food and natural supplements to prevent and cure diseases is to convince them that all of their health problems are inherited. Whether the lies are funneled down to these MDs from the American Medical Association, or the doctors... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers advise caution about recent US advice on aggressively lowering blood pressure
Medical researchers at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, are advising caution when treating blood pressure in some older people - after results from a study contrasted with recent advice from the US to attempt to aggressively lower blood pressure in all adults to targets of 120mmHg. Researchers from the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) at Trinity College Dublin, in collaboration with Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, have recently published the findings in the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA Internal Medicine). (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - August 9, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news