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To save on surgery, out-of-state patients travel to Washington’s Longview

A year and a half ago, Anita Graves’ doctor told her her right knee needed to be replaced. However, rather than undergoing the procedure near her home in Omaha, Neb., where the surgery would cost about $50,000, Graves saved $13,000 by having it at the Pacific Surgical Center in Longview. “It was a miracle, because […]
Tags: Travel, Health, Wellness, Business, News, Washington, Nation, Local News, Northwest, Local Business, Omaha Neb, Longview, Nation & World, Anita Graves, Pacific Surgical Center


Exposure to weed killing products increases risk of cancer by 41% – study

Evidence ‘supports link’ between exposures to glyphosate herbicides and increased risk for non-Hodgkin lymphomaA broad new scientific analysis of the cancer-causing potential of glyphosate herbicides, the most widely used weed killing products in the world, has found that people with high exposures to the popular pesticides have a 41% increased risk of developing a type of cancer called non-Hodgkin lymphoma.The evidence “supports a compelling link” between exposures to glyphosate-based herbicide...
Tags: Health, Business, Science, Cancer, Environment, Agriculture, Monsanto, Herbicides, Hodgkin


Before You Visit A Therapist: 5 Things You Can Do To Maintain Your Sanity When Starting a Business

When an entrepreneur first decides to launch a business, it’s easy to feel like you’re walking on a cloud — dancing on heaven’s door — and that life’s only going… Read more » The post Before You Visit A Therapist: 5 Things You Can Do To Maintain Your Sanity When Starting a Business appeared first on Noobpreneur.com.
Tags: Business, Entrepreneurship, Mental Health, Personal Development


Utah reduces voter-backed Medicaid expansion in rare move

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah passed sweeping changes to a voter-approved Medicaid expansion Monday, cutting the number of people covered nearly in half and adding work requirements that the Trump administration is expected to approve. Republican Gov. Gary Herbert signed the plan hours after it cleared a final vote in the Republican-led Legislature, calling […]
Tags: Health, Utah, Business, News, Ap, Nation, Salt Lake City, Medicaid, Northwest, Trump, Gary Herbert, Republican led Legislature


What the FDA’s actions mean for dietary supplements

NEW YORK (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration announced plans Monday to step up its policing of dietary supplements, which it said has mushroomed into a $40 billion industry with more than 50,000 products. The agency warned 17 companies for illegally making claims about their products’ ability to treat diseases. Here’s a look at […]
Tags: Health, Business, New York, News, Nation, Fda, The Food and Drug Administration


FDA wants new meetings with Juul, Altria on teen vaping

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Food and Drug Administration is questioning whether electronic cigarette maker Juul and its new partner Altria are following through on pledges to help stop underage vaping. FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb on Friday posted letters he sent to Juul and Altria, the maker of Marlboro cigarettes and other tobacco […]
Tags: Health, Business, News, Washington, Ap, Nation, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Juul, Altria, Scott Gottlieb, JUUL Altria


Telemedicine’s challenge: Getting patients to click the app

Walmart workers can now see a doctor for only $4. The catch? It has to be a virtual visit. The retail giant recently rolled back the $40 price on telemedicine, becoming the latest big company to nudge employees toward a high-tech way to get diagnosed and treated remotely. But patients have been slow to embrace […]
Tags: Health, Business, News, Walmart, Nation


Campaigners call for transport overhaul to tackle pollution

Measures to cut emissions could include free bus travel, says Friends of the EarthCampaigners have called for free bus travel and the reopening of hundreds of miles of railway lines to end reliance on cars, as transport is due to be confirmed as the UK’s largest contributor to greenhouse gases.Official data released on Tuesday is expected to confirm transport as the most polluting sector, largely driven by cars. It outstripped energy for the first time in 2016, with annual emissions of about 125...
Tags: Health, Business, Politics, UK, Environment, Society, UK News, Air Pollution, Pollution, Transport, Rail transport, Transport policy, Bus fares, Rail industry


Caregiver-produced medical marijuana recalled in Michigan

DETROIT (AP) — Health and industry experts in Michigan are raising concerns about caregiver-produced medical marijuana following the discovery of more than 50 pounds (23 kilograms) of contaminated product. The Detroit News reports that patient caregivers grew a majority of the marijuana that was recalled in January from provisioning centers in Detroit, Lansing, Jackson, Kalamazoo […]
Tags: Health, Business, News, Ap, Nation, Michigan, Detroit, Detroit News, Detroit Lansing Jackson Kalamazoo


EU inspectors in Poland after export of meat from sick cows

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — European Union investigators are starting a weeklong visit to Poland after reports that sick cows were illegally slaughtered and thousands of kilograms (pounds) of the meat were exported to more than a dozen countries. The probe by European Commission officials begins on Monday and is to run through the week. It […]
Tags: Health, Business, News, Eu, European Union, Nation, Poland, European Commission, Warsaw, Poland AP


Drug company expands voluntary recall of infant ibuprofen

MONMOUTH JUNCTION, N.J. (AP) — Tris Pharma has expanded its voluntary recall of infant ibuprofen because it may contain overly high concentrations of the drug. The company, based in Monmouth Junction, New Jersey, announced the move this week. It says the concentration can be as high as 10 percent above the specified limit. The affected […]
Tags: Health, Business, News, Nation, Tris Pharma, Monmouth Junction New Jersey, MONMOUTH JUNCTION N J AP


FDA OKs 1st generic version of popular Advair asthma inhaler

The first generic version of the popular Advair asthma inhaler has been approved by U.S. regulators. The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved Mylan’s version in three strengths for ages 4 and up. The inhalers are used twice daily to keep airways open and prevent flare-ups of wheezing, shortness of breath and other symptoms […]
Tags: Health, Business, News, Nation, Fda, Mylan, The Food and Drug Administration, Advair


E-cigarettes are effective at helping smokers quit, study says

It has been one of the most pressing unanswered questions in public health: Do e-cigarettes actually help smokers quit? Now, the first, large rigorous assessment offers an unequivocal answer: yes. The study, published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that e-cigarettes were nearly twice as effective as conventional nicotine replacement products, like […]
Tags: Health, Wellness, Business, News, Nation, New England Journal of Medicine, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics


Calabasas and Glendale earn A grades in effort to control tobacco use

The American Lung Association praised Dana Point for its efforts to control tobacco use and promote lung health. Above, Rick Erkeneff’s showed a jug filled with more than 3,000 cigarette butts at the Dana Point City Council meeting, to support the passing of a smoking ban on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. (Photo by Matt Masin, Orange County Register, SCNG) LOS ANGELES — Just 10 Los Angeles County cities received overall A grades in the American Lung Association’s annual assessment of tobacco-control...
Tags: Health, Business, News, California, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Local News, Orange County, Los Angeles County, American Lung Association, Dana Point, Calabasas, South Pasadena, Lung Association, Top Stories LADN


A patch uses sweat to get a read on your health

A new generation of devices aim to analyze sweat for many chemicals at once, producing a real-time snapshot of the wearer’s health or fitness.
Tags: Health, Business, Technology, News


Take on food industry to beat malnutrition and obesity, says report

Experts call for influence of ‘big food’ to be curbed to also tackle issue of climate changeThe influence of “big food” must be curbed around the world if obesity, malnutrition and climate change are to be effectively tackled, according to a report.Overconsumption of junk food and not having enough to eat are two sides of the malnutrition coin, said a commission of experts brought together by the Lancet medical journal. A third major global problem is interlinked – climate change that is worsene...
Tags: Health, Food, Business, Obesity, Society, UK News, World news, Food & drink industry, Lancet


General Mills recalls some flour over salmonella concerns

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — General Mills is voluntarily recalling some bags of its Gold Medal Unbleached Flour because of salmonella concerns. The 5-pound (2.26 kilograms) bags have a “better if used by” date of April 20, 2020 and the UPC code 000-16000-19610-0. Customers should discard the product. The company says it discovered salmonella during sampling of […]
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Bono: western world turning its back on HIV fight

Musician and campaigner says pressure to cut aid funding is hampering efforts to stamp out AidsThe world is at risk of losing the battle against HIV due to a backlash against aid triggered by a sense that western governments need to solve problems in their own countries, the musician and development campaigner Bono has said.Speaking on a panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos, the U2 singer said populism in the rich north was the result of people being chewed up by capitalism. Continue readi...
Tags: Health, Business, Bono, World news, Davos, Aid, Global development, Aids and HIV, World Economic Forum, Global Health, Davos 2018, Davos 2019


Uber's internal investigators 'overworked, underpaid, emotionally traumatized' with 1,200 cases a week: Report

A confidential internal document from Uber shows that the ride-sharing company's own investigators, who were responsible for keeping Uber safe for their riding customers, were “overworked, underpaid and at times emotionally traumatized as they struggled under the burden of nearly 1,200 cases every week.” From the CNN report: The 26-page memo, prepared by an outside risk management consultant, says that as recently as May last year, Uber's Special Investigations Unit was handling hundreds of ...
Tags: Uber, Post, Business, Technology, News, Tech, Cnn, Mental Health, North America, Drew Griffin, Brooke Anderson, Picks, Sara Ashley O Brien Nelli Black


Action not words needed over biggest public health failure of our time: pneumonia | Larry Elliott

Global elite at Davos 2019 must do more than talk about real-world problemsDavos this year will be like Hamlet without the prince. Donald Trump was all set to be the star of the show for the second year running but has decided that giving a keynote address to a hall full of billionaires is politically problematical at a time when the US government is shut down.Emmanuel Macron is giving the World Economic Forum a miss for similar reasons. If you have been dubbed the president of the rich the last...
Tags: Health, Europe, Business, US, Economics, World news, Davos, Theresa May, Hamlet, Donald Trump, Emmanuel Macron, Larry Elliott, Davos 2019


Forget to take your medication? A new digital pill will alert you — and your doctor.

Ingestible technology has raised a variety of concerns among experts and ethicists since the Food and Drug Administration approved digital pills in 2017, from how physicians will use the wave of new data created by the technology to whether that data may be vulnerable to hackers.
Tags: Health, Business, Technology, News, Food And Drug Administration


A Small Business Owner’s Guide to the Best Health Insurance Options

Building a successful business is hard work. Finding the affordable, quality health insurance you need doesn’t have to be. Whether you’re self-employed and working out of your garage or the owner of a small business with multiple employees, you face different challenges when it comes to finding and getting Mediclaim policy. Moreover, Health insurance is expensive, complicated, and sensitive, but a must if you’re looking to grow. But small business health insurance is a must if you’re looking to ...
Tags: Health, Post, Business, India, Sales, Healthcare, Health Insurance, Small Business Group, Business plans, Health Insurance Options, Best Health Insurance Options, Mediclaim, Individual Family Mediclaim, Coinsurance Coinsurance


Premera Blue Cross to outsource some call center work to Virginia

The outsourcing comes at a difficult time for the state's individual health care market, as insurers drop out of some counties and premiums increase.
Tags: Health, Business, News, Virginia, Local Business, Premera Blue Cross


Dispute over rules riles California’s legal pot market

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California has finalized its rules governing the nation’s largest legal marijuana market, a milestone coming more than a year after the state broadly legalized cannabis sales for adults. But a dispute over home deliveries into communities that ban pot sales could end up in court. And the hundreds of pages of […]
Tags: Health, Business, News, California, Los Angeles, Ap, Nation


Opioid crisis brings unwanted attention to wealthy family

BOSTON (AP) — The Sackler name is emblazoned on the walls at some of the world’s great museums and universities, including the Smithsonian, the Guggenheim and Harvard. But now the family’s ties to OxyContin and the painkiller’s role in the deadly opioid crisis are bringing the Sacklers a new and unwanted kind of attention and […]
Tags: Health, Business, News, Boston, Ap, Harvard, Nation, Sackler


Walgreens teams with Microsoft to battle Amazon

As part of the accord to design "digital health centers," Walgreens will begin using Microsoft's Azure cloud-computing software, moving applications and data to the tech giant's data centers
Tags: Health, Amazon, Business, Technology, News, Microsoft, Walgreens, Retail


FDA resuming some food inspections halted by shutdown

NEW YORK (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration said it will resume inspections of some of the riskiest foods such as cheeses, produce and infant formula as early as Tuesday. The routine inspections had been briefly halted as a result of the partial government shutdown. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said Monday that the agency […]
Tags: Health, Business, New York, News, Nation, Fda, The Food and Drug Administration, Scott Gottlieb


DNA sought of males at center where comatose woman had baby

PHOENIX (AP) — Police have served a search warrant to get DNA from all male employees at a long-term care facility in Phoenix where a patient who was in a vegetative state for years gave birth, triggering reviews by state agencies and putting a spotlight on safety concerns for severely disabled or incapacitated patients. Hacienda […]
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US medical marketing reaches $30 billion, drug ads top surge

A new analysis shows annual spending by the U.S. health industry on ads and promotions has reached $30 billion. That includes advertisements for prescription drugs that were shown 5 million times on TV and elsewhere in 2016. That’s a huge increase in 20 years and just part of broad health industry efforts to promote drugs, […]
Tags: Health, Business, News, US, Nation


Gofundme jumpstarts a golden era of snake oil as desperate people raise millions for quack homeopathy cancer "remedies"

In Patients' crowdfunding campaigns for alternative cancer treatments, published by researchers from Simon Fraser University in The Lancet Oncology ( ) we learn that thanks to Gofundme, 13,000 people have raised $1.4 million to help 200 desperate cancer patients pay for ineffective homeopathic "treatments." A third of these fundraisers were launched by people who explicitly rejected evidence-based medicine and were seeking money to commit an especially grisly form of suicide, while enrichin...
Tags: Health, Post, Business, News, Crowdfunding, Woo, Cancer, Fraud, Fuck Cancer, Homeopathy, Gofundme, Simon Fraser University, Snyder, Timothy Caulfield, Jeremy Snyder, Snake Oil



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