Anticipating Growth in Medical Costs, U.S Health Insurers Will Receive Higher Government Payments in 2017
April 21, 2016
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. health insurers that provide Medicare Advantage plans to elderly and disabled Americans will receive government payments in 2017 that are 0.85 percent higher on average than in 2016, reflecting small anticipated growth in medical costs, the U.S.
Climate Change is Expected to Boost the Number of Annual Premature U.S Deaths
April 20, 2016
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Climate change can be expected to boost the number of annual premature U.S. deaths from heat waves in coming decades and to increase mental health problems from extreme weather like hurricanes and floods, a U.S.
Study Finds: Blood Pressure Medication and Stain Cholesterol Fighter Decreases the Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke in Patients with Hypertension and Moderate Risk of Heart Disease
April 13, 2016
(Reuters) - Patients with hypertension and moderate risk of heart disease slashed their long-term risk of heart attack and stroke 40 percent by taking a blood pressure medication as well as a statin cholesterol fighter, according to a large global study that could change medical practice. Results
Failure of Promising Treatments for Controlling Cholesterol Leads to More Studies
April 12, 2016
(Reuters) - New ways of controlling cholesterol, including possibly directly injecting "good" HDL cholesterol into patients, need to be studied following the failure of promising treatments from Eli Lilly, Pfizer Inc and Roche Holding AG, according to top heart researchers. Lilly in October halte
U.S. Hospitals Should Prepare for “ransomeware” Attacks by Cyber Criminals
April 8, 2016
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CDC Released Voluntary Guidelines to Help Lower Opioid and Abuse of Painkillers
March 24, 2016
(Reuters) - Addressing a growing "epidemic" of opioid overdoses and abuse of the prescribed painkillers in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday released voluntary guidelines that instruct primary care doctors to sharply deter use of the medicines for chronic p
Questions Have Been Raised about Potential Risks from Using Abbott Laboratories’ Novel Coronary Stent
March 21, 2016
(Reuters) - U.S. government scientists have raised questions about the potential risks to patients of heart attacks and blood clots from Abbott Laboratories' novel coronary stent that dissolves after it is implanted. Abbott is seeking U.S.
Not Sleeping Enough Can Cause Serious Health Issues
March 7, 2016
ATLANTA (Reuters) - Did you get enough sleep last night? If not, you are not alone. More than one out of three American adults do not get enough sleep, according to a study released Thursday from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "That's a big problem," says Dr.
Proposed Payment Raise to Health Insurers May be Beneficial
February 25, 2016
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Experimental Antibody May Reduce C. diff Recurrence
October 5, 2015
An experimental antibody developed by Merck & Co Inc was shown in pivotal studies to reduce by about 10 percentage points the risk that infection with Clostridium difficile will recur. In the United States, C.