Healthcare Economy

Bad Diet Could Be to Blame for a Surprisingly High Share of Cancer Cases

Poor diet has long been linked with cancer risk. Although the risk of 13 different cancers is known to increase due to obesity, for example, the actual impact has not ...
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We May Have Been Wrong About the Connection Between Coffee and Poop for Years

The relationship between coffee and bowel movements has been known for a long time. That relationship usually has been tied to the stimulating effect of the caffeine in coffee. About ...
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America’s Unsafe Medical Products

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued five new safety alerts, three related to product recalls, one regarding a battery depletion issue in Medtronic pacemakers and one warning ...
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These Are the Most Used Drugs in the World — And Opioids Aren’t Even in the Top 5

About 53 million people worldwide use opioids or their natural counterparts and nearly half of them develop substance-abuse disorders leading to about 118,000 overdose deaths every year, According to the ...
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America’s Unsafe Medical Products

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued three new safety alerts, all related to product recalls, including a device used in infants to enlarge the opening between the ...
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The One Almost Sure Sign You Have Measles

The 2019 measles outbreak is the worst in years. From the start of the year until April 26, which is the most recent data available, the number of measles cases ...
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America’s Unsafe Medical Products

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued four new safety alerts, all related to product recalls, including a recall of a fentanyl (opioid) transdermal patch. The FDA issues ...
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America’s Unsafe Medical Products

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued three new safety alerts, one related to devices used to assess or diagnose head injuries, one related to product labeling and ...
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America’s Unsafe Medical Products

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a safety warning Monday to users of test strips to monitor health conditions like blood glucose and warfarin levels. The FDA issues ...
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Do E-Cigarettes Cause Seizures in Young Users?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday issued a safety alert related to the use of e-cigarettes, especially among young Americans. The agency has received a number of ...
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Americans Borrowed $88 Billion for Health Care Last Year

Health care costs in the United States are generally measured as the highest in the world. Last year, many Americans could not afford their health care costs and so borrowed ...
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Why Is Purdue Settling Oklahoma Opioid Lawsuit for $275 Million?

In 2017, more than 28,000 Americans died from overdoses of semisynthetic opioid drugs like oxycodone, nearly twice as many as died from heroin (a natural opioid) overdoses. Between 1999 and ...
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Do E-Cigarettes Cause A Surge In Heart Attack Risk?

There has been little exact proof about how much damage e-cigarettes can do to health. Also know as “e-cigs,” “vapes,” “e-hookahs,” “vape pens” and “electronic nicotine delivery systems,” the public ...
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How Soon Will Robots Replace Doctors?

Robots proved to be far better than human doctors at predicting whether a high-risk lesion is benign or a malignant predecessor to breast cancer. An artificial intelligence (AI) system developed ...
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Fast Food Much Less Healthy Than 3 Decades Ago

Fast food is usually characterized as unhealthy, with high amounts of fat, salt and sugar. A new study shows that many of these problems have worsened and that fast foods ...
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