Patients bear increased financial burden for growth hormone treatment despite FDA approval – EurekAlert

Philadelphia, March 24, 2019–Despite an FDA approval of growth hormone treatment for children with idiopathic short stature (ISS), the mean cost burden to patients and their families has increased over time, according to findings from researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI) of the University of […]

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Missed something the doctor said? Recording your appointments gives you a chance to go back – The Conversation AU

You’re in a consultation with your doctor and you’ve just been told you have cancer. You’re in shock, and find it difficult to take in anything else the doctor says during the remainder of the appointment. Research shows receiving bad news can impact people’s ability to understand and absorb information. Specifically, it affects the processing […]

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Teacher given pain killers for headache finds it was brain tumour – Metro

A schoolteacher who suffered excruciating headaches for six months was stunned to be told he had a brain tumour. Craig Telfer, 27, was taking paracetamol for the pain when he first visited a GP, who sent him away again with stronger medication. But after travelling to Florida in 2017 he found the headaches did not […]

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Autoimmune diseases are related to each other, some more than others – EurekAlert

NEW ORLEANS– Researchers using the world’s largest twin registry to study seven autoimmune diseases found the risk of developing the seven diseases is largely inherited, but that some diseases are more closely related than others. These results will be presented Sunday at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in New Orleans, La. “These results […]

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Britain in grip of deadly Xanax craze as teens down anxiety pills glamourised by celebs – The Sun

BRITAIN is in the grip of a deadly Xanax craze as teens down anxiety pills glamourised by celebrities. More than 200 deaths have been linked to the tranquilliser since 2015 as makeshift laboratories spring up across the UK to cater for the growing demand. Getty – Contributor Rapper Lil Peep accidentally overdosed on Xanax and […]

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How one air pollution study from 1993 changed history – Salon

By the 1970s, London’s smogs were becoming a distant memory. The last great smog had occurred in 1962 and it looked as if the UK’s urban air pollution problems had been solved. The world-leading Medical Research Council Air Pollution Unit at London’s St. Bartholomew’s Hospital was shut down. In the eyes of government, it had […]

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Kentucky governor says he intentionally exposed his 9 kids to chickenpox – Fox 35 Orlando

FOX NEWS – Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin said Tuesday that he deliberately exposed his nine children to chickenpox in lieu of vaccinating them, actions that follow reports of an outbreak of the contagious disease at a Roman Catholic school in a northern part of the state. “Every single one of my kids had the chickenpox,” […]

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Smoking fathers increase heart defect risk in newborns – SlashGear

A new meta-analysis study has found that fathers who smoke may increase the risk of their unborn child developing a congenital heart defect, the number one cause of stillbirth. Though innovations in surgeries have improved the quality of life for individuals with congenital heart defects, the medical condition is lifelong, underscoring the need to reduce […]

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