State Accuses AbbVie Of Paying Doctors To Overprescribe Humira

A whistleblower, who was employed as an nurse ambassador for more than a year, brought the case forward to the Department of Insurance. It represents the largest health insurance fraud case ever filed by the department, which. "While providing signif... More..

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Yogurts deceptively high in sugar, study finds
by | Thursday, September 20, 2018

Yogurts deceptively high in sugar, study finds

The NHS recommends that adults not exceed 30 grams of free sugar - defined as sugar added to or naturally found in foods - each day, while parents are encouraged not to give children under 4 foods with a...More..

No benefit from aspirin for healthy older people
by | Thursday, September 20, 2018

No benefit from aspirin for healthy older people

Over 19,000 people in Australia and the United States were studied over seven years for the study was called ASPREE - Aspirin in Reducing Events in the Elderly. According to McNeil, these results should make th...More..

Four New Personality Types Identified by Scientists
by | Thursday, September 20, 2018

Four New Personality Types Identified by Scientists

Scientists have discovered four main personality types , but put the brakes on your visions of a Harry Potter-style Sorting Hat. They've determined there are four personality types that everyone fits into: ...More..

FDA aims ad campaign at teen e-cig users
by | Thursday, September 20, 2018

FDA aims ad campaign at teen e-cig users

The disturbing and accelerating trajectory of use we're seeing in youth, and the resulting path to addiction, must end". "While we remain committed to advancing policies that promote the potential of e-cigare...More..

Cholera Outbreak: Death Toll In Zimbabwe Climbs To 28
by | Thursday, September 20, 2018

Cholera Outbreak: Death Toll In Zimbabwe Climbs To 28

Local government minister July Moyo said due to the magnitude of the health emergency, his ministry has since made a recommendation to President Emmerson Mnangagwa to declare the outbreak a state of disaster. "...More..

Flu jab plea is made to district health workers
by | Thursday, September 20, 2018

Flu jab plea is made to district health workers

The principle of "herd immunization" means that the more people in a population are covered with a vaccine, the less likely it is that there will be an epidemic. The flu vaccine can take two weeks for the antib...More..

Government approves Cigna-Express Scripts merger
by | Thursday, September 20, 2018

Government approves Cigna-Express Scripts merger

Express Scripts also owns specialty pharmacies that distribute pricey drugs. CVS spokeswoman Carolyn Castel said the company continues to expect to close its deal late in the third quarter or in the fourth q...More..

First 2018 West Nile virus-related death reported in ND
by | Thursday, September 20, 2018

First 2018 West Nile virus-related death reported in ND

While summer is winding down, Sullivan County Health Department recommends county residents continue to be ever vigilant against mosquito bites. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states, "West Ni...More..

Florence: Two patients dead after van swept away in floods
by | Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Florence: Two patients dead after van swept away in floods

The two victims were originally reported to be detainees, but officials have clarified they were patients at nearby mental hospitals. 'Just like you, we have questions we want answered'. The tragic incident o...More..

Household cleaning products may make kids overweight!
by | Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Household cleaning products may make kids overweight!

And no, it's not the fridge. Everyday household cleaning products may be producing unintended consequences for children. The researchers compared infants three to four months of age who lived in households ...More..

New research shows evidence of soot from polluted air in placentas
by | Wednesday, September 19, 2018

New research shows evidence of soot from polluted air in placentas

They looked very like the sooty particles found in macrophages in the lung, which catch many - but not all - of the particles. Studies have linked polluted air to many a health problem, including premature b...More..

Aged over 70 and healthy? A daily aspirin won't help
by | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Aged over 70 and healthy? A daily aspirin won't help

Researchers in both studies found that even low-dose aspirin carries a risk of internal gastric bleeding, and the newer study also found that older patients who were not at high risk of cardiovascular disea...More..

Infant Walkers Still Injuring Thousands of Babies
by | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Infant Walkers Still Injuring Thousands of Babies

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has called for a ban on baby walkers with wheels . In 2014, about 2,000 kids were injured due to infant walkers. "Although there have been efforts to reduce injurie...More..

Alzheimer's Walk raises funds to benefit research, increase awareness
by | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Alzheimer's Walk raises funds to benefit research, increase awareness

Let's work hard to end it together". "It's actually slightly different than in years past", she said. According to the organization, the Twin Cities chapter is the No. The Walk to End Alzheimer's is sponsored...More..

Researchers See New Plastics Causing Reproductive Woes of Old Plastics
by | Monday, September 17, 2018

Researchers See New Plastics Causing Reproductive Woes of Old Plastics

But 20 years ago researchers made the accidental discovery the plastics ingredient had inadvertently leached out of plastic cages used to house female mice in the lab, causing a sudden increase in chromosomally...More..

by | Monday, September 17, 2018

Intake Of Low Dose Of Aspirin Results In Risks Exceeding Benefits

The research was led by Monash University in Australia and the Berman Centre for Outcomes and Clinical Research in the US. "The trial was terminated at a median of 4.7 years of follow-up after a determination...More..

West Nile Virus Activity in Iowa at Highest Since 2003
by | Monday, September 17, 2018

West Nile Virus Activity in Iowa at Highest Since 2003

Individuals who are most at risk for severe infection include those over 50 years of age and those with chronic illness or compromised immune systems. Try to stay indoors when mosquitoes are most active (dusk t...More..

by | Monday, September 17, 2018

Daily aspirin 'does not improve health', study finds

The findings do not apply to people taking aspirin because of a heart attack or stroke - they should continue to follow their doctor's advice. Research into almost 20,000 older people found those who were gen...More..

Missouri Mom Arrested for Allegedly Stealing Terminally Ill Daughter's Pain Meds
by | Sunday, September 16, 2018

Missouri Mom Arrested for Allegedly Stealing Terminally Ill Daughter's Pain Meds

State health officials were already investigating when hospice staff raised suspicions, claiming Ballweg repeatedly asked for her daughter's prescriptions ahead of schedule, per the Kansas City Star . During t...More..