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Congo-Kinshasa: Now Ebola Fighters Face Attacks While Battling Deadly Disease
[allAfrica] Cape Town -Security concerns remain a major obstacle in ending the Ebola outbreak in the DR Congo, that has so far claimed more than 200 lives. On November 16, more than a dozen WHO staff had to be evacuated to Goma for psychological care after their residence was hit by a shell, which did not explode.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Regence report digs into prescription drug spend
A new report from BlueCross BlueShield shows how generic drugs have reined in costs for the insurance association ’s commercial members, but not enough to offset increases in the brand name category. Total prescription drug spending increased 10 percent annually from 2010 to 2017, even as inexpensive generic drugs dominated the market. Generics now make up 83 percent of total prescriptions filled. Branded p atent-protected drugs rose 5 percent and branded specialty drugs rose 10 percent. Generic…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 19, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

WHO: Malaria reductions stall after progress
The World Health Organization says reductions in the number of people contracting malaria have stalled after several years of global declines
Source: ABC News: Health - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Namibia: St. Mary's Health Centre Helps Children Living With HIV
[New Era] In Namibia, teen clubs help provide adolescents who live with HIV a positive space to gather socially-and help health centres reach the growing number of HIV-positive teenagers who need emotional and psychological support in addition to medical treatment. Odibo Health Centre established a teen club in 2013 to better meet the unique needs of adolescents living with HIV, increase their adherence to treatment, and achieve viral suppression in the Odibo district. The club meets once a month. Since its inceptio
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Premature Babies Need Care - Haufiku
[Namibian] Premature births remain one of the top causes of deaths for children under five years worldwide and also in Namibia, health minister Bernard Haufiku says.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Oshakati Celebrates Premature Babies
[New Era] Oshakati -At least 150 premature babies out of more than 1,000 admitted at the Oshakati Intermediate Hospital yearly do not survive.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

WATCH: Jessie J shares new details about her infertility struggle
Dr. Jennifer Ashton discusses the singer's posts about how doctors told her she could not become pregnant and needed a hysterectomy.
Source: ABC News: Health - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Africa: Animal Disease Experts Get Specialist Training
[Namibia Economist] Nearly 200 veterinary epidemiologists in Africa are undergoing training intended to help them effectively combat animal diseases at grassroots level, through the Food and Agriculture Organisation's In-Service Applied Veterinary Epidemiology (ISAVET) training programme in Uganda.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

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In the first six months of 2018, 28.5 million Americans were uninsured—20.1 million fewer than 2010, the year the Affordable Care Act was signed into law by then-President Barack Obama, according to data from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The distribution of new coverage, however, is uneven, as shown in the data for states that expanded Medicaid coverage compared to those that did not. (Alexandre Tanzi, Bloomberg News)        
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications - November 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Nurses and midwives in Republic of Ireland start voting on strike action
Nurses and midwives across the Republic of Ireland have today started voting on whether to go on strike over a dispute about understaffing.
Source: Nursing Times - November 19, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

4 Million Dollars Or Your Life
Interestingly, in support of the eye-popping $4 million figure for a gene therapy in development targeting type 1 spinal muscular atrophy, Novartis has added a line of defense, suggesting the gene replacement therapy would be cost-effective.
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Joshua Cohen, Contributor Source Type: news

An Amazon Survival Guide Is Needed
Amazon ' s announcement of 2 homes for HQ2 has been met with apprehension. An Amazon Survival Guide is needed in both locations, which are already plagued by affordable housing issues, fierce wars for talent and increasingly squeezed lower-income populations. Can Amazon put smiles on their faces?
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Dante Disparte, Contributor Tags: NASDAQ:AMZN Source Type: news

Landed a job at Mayo? Congratulations, but what about your spouse?
Rochester has a booming development scene and a jobs engine in the Mayo Clinic. But when it comes to its job market, the city still faces a "plus one" problem. Minnesota Public Radio looks at the dilemma facing the spouses of new Mayo Clinic employees, many of whom leave thriving careers to join their partner in Rochester and find — not much. The city doesn't have a particularly diverse economy — it's getting worse, in fact, as IBM Corp., once a bi g local employer, shrinks its Rochester operations…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 19, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Mark Reilly Source Type: news

Google halts glucose-sensing contact lens project
The contact lens was designed to help people with diabetes monitor their glucose levels
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medtronic ’ s HeartWare to settle investor suit for $55m
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) subsidiary HeartWare International agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit brought over a failed trial of its MVAD implantable heart pump. The lawsuit’s origins lie in the July 2015 launch of a clinical trial aimed at winning CE Mark approval in the European Union for HeartWare’s next-generation MVAD pump. The company hit the pause button in September 2015 after running into an issue with the manufacturing process for the device’s controller. The problems persisted into January of the following year, when the company said it couldn’t predict when it would be able to get the ...
Source: Mass Device - November 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cardiac Assist Devices Featured Legal News Wall Street Beat HeartWare International Inc. Medtronic Source Type: news

Namibia: 3800 Cases of Hepatitis E Recorded to Date Since Outbreak Declaration
[Namibia Economist] Hepatitis E cases in the country have risen to 3800 since the country declared the outbreak in December last year, an official confirmed last week.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Glucose binding molecule could transform the treatment of diabetes
Scientists from the University of Bristol have designed a new synthetic glucose binding molecule platform that brings us one step closer to the development of the world ’ s first glucose-responsive insulin which, say researchers, will transform the treatment of diabetes.
Source: University of Bristol news - November 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Chemistry; Press Release Source Type: news

New dual-action cancer-killing virus
Scientists have equipped a virus that kills carcinoma cells with a protein so it can also target and kill adjacent cells that are tricked into shielding the cancer from the immune system.
Source: Medical Research Council General News - November 19, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

Officials had $1 million for beach access at Hollister Ranch — where did it go?
Coastal officials knew decades ago it would take money to open Hollister Ranch to the public.So they entrusted Santa Barbara County with $1 million to someday be spent on land acquisition, trails and bike paths while they duked it out with powerful property owners over access to some of California ’s...
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - November 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Rosanna Xia Source Type: news

Officials had $1 million for beach access at Hollister Ranch. Where did it go?
Coastal officials knew decades ago it would take money to open Hollister Ranch to the public.So they entrusted Santa Barbara County with $1 million to someday be spent on land acquisition, trails and bike paths while they duked it out with powerful property owners over access to some of California ’s...
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - November 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Rosanna Xia Source Type: news

Hyponatraemia Inquiry: GMC investigates two doctors
The doctors were involved in the care of Claire Roberts who died at a Belfast hospital in 1996.
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uganda: Uganda-DRC Border Residents At High Risk of Ebola
[East African] Security concerns remain a major impediment in the control of the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo that has so far claimed over 200 lives.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cancer-zapping proton center lands big grant from TQL Foundation
The TQL Foundation has donated $1 million toward cancer research at the Proton Therapy Center on the Cincinnati Children ’s Hospital campus in Butler County, the largest amount ever given to benefit the facility.  Cincinnati Children’s and UC Health teamed to build and operate the $120 million Proton Therapy Center, which opened in 2016 to treat both kids and adults.  A 120-ton particle accelerator called a cy clotron zaps cancer with particles that travel faster than a bolt of lightning. In…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 19, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

World Toilet Day highlights global sanitation crisis
Poor countries around the world are facing a dangerous shortage of toilets that puts millions of live at risk, according to campaigners marking World Toilet Day by urging governments and businesses to invest more in sanitation
Source: ABC News: Health - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Louisville pharmaceutical company names a new CFO
A Louisville pharmaceutical company has a new CFO. PharmaCord LLC promoted Patrick Lee to the post from his role as vice president of strategy. PharmaCord connects pharma companies with manufacturers, doctors and payers to get specialty medications to patients. Lee joined the company in April as vice president of strategy, responsible for corpo rate development and other growth-oriented company initiatives. "Since joining PharmaCord earlier this year, Patrick has played a critical role in driving…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 19, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Carolyn Tribble Greer Source Type: news

Obamacare ' s Looking So Good Insurers Are Fighting To Sell It
More insurers are participating on Obamacare ’s insurance exchanges with 608 counties “gaining at least one insurer, " the Kaiser Family Foundation says.
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NYSE:UNH NYSE:CNC NYSE:HUM NYSE:ANTM NYSE:AET Source Type: news

Medical manufacturer makes acquisition in California
Direct Biologics LLC, a science-based manufacturer of regenerative medical products, has acquired California-based Paisley Laboratories. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition will help the St. Louis-based company expand its ability to develop innovative and revolutionary products based on utilizing human mesenchymal stem cells, officials said in a statement. More than 60 million people in the U.S. currently have some type of joint or spine pain, and 1 2 million interventional procedures…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 19, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Veneta Rizvic Source Type: news

Humana adds 'grandkids-on-demand' as benefit
Humana Inc. has partnered with a startup called Papa Inc. to provide "grandkids-on-demand" for qualifying members of its Medicare Advantage plans. Papa is a peer-to-peer service platform — like ride-hailing or short-term-rental services — that connects seniors to vetted college-aged young adults to help them with anything outside of medical or assisted-living needs. Think of things that young adult grandchildren might do for their grandp arents, such as light housework, going on walks, running…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 19, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

Type 1 Diabetes: The daily struggles of dealing with the invisible, incurable disease
November is National Diabetes Month.
Source: ABC News: Health - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

HIV Transmission Risk Small With Antiretroviral Compliance
MONDAY, Nov. 19, 2018 -- The risk for sexual transmission of HIV is negligible when an HIV-positive sex partner adheres to antiretroviral therapy and maintains viral suppression, according to research published in the November issue of CMAJ, the...
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Patient Outcomes Tied to Valve Replacement Volume
MONDAY, Nov. 19, 2018 -- Hospitals with high caseloads of both surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) have the best outcomes, according to a study published online Oct. 31 in JAMA...
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Onset of Musculoskeletal Adverse Events Varies Between Statins
MONDAY, Nov. 19, 2018 -- The onset of musculoskeletal adverse events (MAEs) during statin monotherapy is significantly faster with use of atorvastatin and rosuvastatin versus simvastatin, according to a study published online Nov. 7 in Pharmacology...
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Prevalence of Food Allergy 7.6 Percent in U.S. Children
MONDAY, Nov. 19, 2018 -- The prevalence of food allergy (FA) is 7.6 percent among children in the United States, according to a study published online Nov. 19 in Pediatrics. Ruchi S. Gupta, M.D., M.P.H., from Northwestern University in Chicago, and...
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

ACAAI: Oral Immunotherapy Is Protective in Peanut Allergy
MONDAY, Nov. 19, 2018 -- Patients with peanut allergy who received oral immunotherapy, compared with those who received placebo, were able to ingest higher doses of peanut protein without dose-limiting symptoms, according to a study published online...
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Opioid Misuse Varies With Sexual Orientation
MONDAY, Nov. 19, 2018 -- Opioid misuse varies with sexual orientation, with increased misuse among female bisexuals, according to a study published online Nov. 19 in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Dustin T. Duncan, Sc.D., from the New...
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Health Utility Values Improve After Septorhinoplasty
MONDAY, Nov. 19, 2018 -- Patients with nasal airway obstruction have health utility values (HUVs) below the mean Australian norm, with improvement noted after open septorhinoplasty, according to a study published online Nov. 15 in JAMA Facial...
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Transcendental Meditation Benefits Veterans With PTSD
MONDAY, Nov. 19, 2018 -- A non-trauma-focused therapy, transcendental meditation (TM), can decrease the severity of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms among veterans, according to a study published online Nov. 15 in The Lancet...
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Patient Education Ups VTE Prophylaxis in Hospital Setting
MONDAY, Nov. 19, 2018 -- A patient-centered education bundle intervention can reduce nonadministration of venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis, according to a study published online Nov. 16 in JAMA Network Open. Elliott R. Haut, M.D., Ph.D.,...
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

MS Relapse Drops During Pregnancy but Rises After
MONDAY, Nov. 19, 2018 -- Rates of multiple sclerosis (MS) relapse decrease during pregnancy but increase postpartum, according to a study published online Oct. 23 in Neurology. Maria K. Houtchens, M.D., from Brigham and Women ' s Hospital in Boston,...
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Fireproof shelters, strict zoning rules and buyouts: Bold ideas to prevent another deadly California fire
Over the years, California has told homeowners to clear brush around houses, required builders to use fire-resistant materials and ordered them to provide easy access to new developments.But that didn ’t prevent the deaths of 43 people in last year’s wine country fire siege. It didn’t prevent the...
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - November 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Bettina Boxall, Susanne Rust Source Type: news

Tempe pharma software startup in acquisition mode after borrowing $33 million
Besides finalizing a recent $33 million bank loan, the company closed on a $17.8 million funding round at the end of 2017, to load up for its acquisition spree.
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 19, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Hayley Ringle Source Type: news

Deadly California fires prompt bold thinking about prevention: Shelters, strict zoning, buyouts
Over the years, California has told homeowners to clear brush around houses, required builders to use fire-resistant materials and ordered them to provide easy access to new developments.But that didn ’t prevent the deaths of 43 people in last year’swine country fire siege. It didn ’t prevent the...
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - November 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Bettina Boxall, Susanne Rust Source Type: news

These 32 occupations in Greensboro earn more than $100,000 per year
As was the case in 2016, medical occupations bring in the highest pay in the Greensboro-High Point metro, followed by management positions in various roles. To come up with the top salaries, Triad Business Journal used 2017 data on salary averages come from the Occupational Employment Statistics program of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.  Only occupations with at least 50 jobs in the field are included. Click on the photo gallery to see the 32 occupations in Greensboro that yield more than…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 19, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Margaret Moffett Source Type: news

Complaint filed against Surrey, B.C., naturopath-turned-councillor who campaigned as 'physician'
A newly elected member of Surrey’s city council who campaigned as a “community physician” without always revealing that she is a naturopath is now the subject of a complaint to her regulatory body.
Source: CBC | Health - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Top of The List: These are Louisville's largest hospitals
The list in the Nov. 16 weekly edition of Louisville Business First ranks area hospitals by the number of licensed beds. The list features 23 hospitals in the Louisville area of Jefferson, Bullitt, Hardin, Henry, Meade, Nelson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble counties in Kentucky and Clark, Floyd, Harrison, Scott and Washington counties in Indiana. The full list is only for subscribers, but all readers have the chance to see the top five facilities that made the list with the information below…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 19, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Allison Stines Source Type: news

Massive CDC cover-up under way as "polio-like" illness spreads
(Natural News) Children across the country are dying from what the mainstream media is describing as a “polio-like” illness, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is doing everything in its power to cover it all up and pretend like nothing is happening. At least two parents who have lost children to...
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. chicken farms are so dirty, meat has to be washed with chlorine before being sold for human consumption
(Natural News) Now that the United Kingdom has “Brexited” from the European Union, Brits are no longer protected by strict E.U. food laws that prevent the import of dangerous foods like chicken meat from the United States, which is reportedly now so filthy that it has to be doused with bleach before being considered “safe”...
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Be careful what you ask for: Radical left-winger Ocasio-Cortez calls for socialist overthrow of establishment Democrats
(Natural News) It didn’t take long for U.S.-Representative-elect and Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to cause a ruckus in the nation’s capital. She hasn’t even been sworn in yet and already she’s taking aim at taking down the Democratic Party establishment. As reported by The Hill, Ocasio-Cortez joined a conference video call on Saturday for the...
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Liberal America: College student threatens professor for daring to call him a "he" instead of "she" ... but he's a biological male
(Natural News) A professor of higher education is fighting back against the onslaught of gender pronoun insanity with a new lawsuit against his employer. Nicholas Meriwether, who teaches philosophy and religion at Shawnee State University in Ohio was reportedly chastised by faculty at the school after he referred to a transgender male student as “sir”...
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news