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July 17, 2019
The findings support 2017 guidelines from the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association to more aggressively treat high blood pressure.
July 17, 2019
An anaysis of nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) diagnostic tests for 15 years, water disinfection treatment, and water sources has found that where a city gets it water can increase the risk of NTM infection more than how the water is treated.
July 17, 2019
A new study found that a gut infection in mice lacking a gene linked to Parkinson disease led to similar symptoms as the neurological disorder.
July 17, 2019
Researchers are closing in on a sought after goal of a blood test that can detect posssible signs of Alzheimer disease and other forms of dementia; Planned Parenthood President Leana Wen, MD, has been ousted after 8 months; Abbott Laboratories is ramping up manufacturing capacity for its lower-cost continuing glucose monitor FreeStyle Libre.
July 16, 2019
African Americans are twice as likely to get multiple myeloma (MM) as whites, but they get the disease at younger ages.
July 16, 2019
Patients who had end-stage renal disease secondary to amyloidosis had poorer survival rates compared with patients with kidney disease secondary to other causes.
July 16, 2019
Research findings suggest that sleep disturbances are associated with central parkinsonian pain in patients with Parkinson disease. Both sleep disturbances and pain are common disabling nonmotor symptoms of the disease.
July 16, 2019
Medicare Advantage (MA) plans have overbilled the government by nearly $30 billion the past 3 years alone, and CMS said it is moving forward with plans to attempt to get back $1 billion; the Biden Cancer Initiative is suspending operations while its founder, former Vice President Joe Biden, runs for president; CMS said Medicare will cover acupuncture for some patients with chronic low back pain.
July 15, 2019
Patients with obesity not only have a higher risk of pediatric multiple sclerosis (MS), but they also do not respond as well to first-line medications.
July 15, 2019
Researchers from the United Kingdom found that the C-reactive protein (CRP) finger-prick blood test resulted in significantly fewer people using antibiotics for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) flare-ups without negatively affecting patient health.
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