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Diabetes Patients Suffer Unregulated and Commercially Unnecessary Hike in Insulin Price

Though Humulin has been on the market for many years for a relatively cheap price, a single monthlong dose of the insulin variety manufactured by Eli Lilly costs $1,200 today—more than five times the amount in 2007. Why? Because the company can charge that much, Eli Lilly’s insulin marketing director said.

Posted on Sep 13, 2014 READ MORE



Six New Frontiers in Food Allergy Treatment

Years of research are bringing those who suffer from food allergies closer to therapies that can reduce or eliminate their need to avoid particular foods altogether.

Posted on Mar 20, 2014 READ MORE



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Heart Disease Neglected in Women

Despite killing at least as many women as men, coronary heart disease continues to be overlooked in women, a review has found.

Posted on Aug 1, 2013 READ MORE



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Forget Privacy During Online Health Searches

Tracking your search information is not just the business of the NSA and major technology companies. Medical information websites collect search queries and leak information to third parties too.

Posted on Jul 22, 2013 READ MORE



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Does Sanjay Gupta Fit the Bill at MedPage Today? (Video)

The medical news service has a reputation for getting facts about American health care right, but its newest contributor, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, does not.

Posted on Mar 9, 2013 READ MORE



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Newer Virus Rivals Flu for Hospitalization Rate

Metapneumovirus is putting as many American children under the age of 5 in the hospital as influenza, researchers have found.

Posted on Feb 14, 2013 READ MORE



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Autism Diagnosis May Be Temporary for Some

A minority of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD)—conditions that are generally considered lifelong—may carry the diagnosis only temporarily, researchers say.

Posted on Jan 18, 2013 READ MORE



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Workplace Stresses Contribute to Heart Disease

Here’s a reminder that working conditions and the demands of managers affect more than productivity: Being stressed on the job was found to be associated with a 25 percent increased risk of coronary heart disease.

Posted on Sep 14, 2012 READ MORE



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IUDs Effective as Emergency Contraception

Data collected over 35 years shows that the use of intrauterine devices as emergency contraception has a 99.86 percent success rate. The findings prompted researchers at Princeton University to conclude that the devices could be routinely promoted as a defense against unwanted pregnancy.

Posted on May 10, 2012 READ MORE



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Recess: Not What It Used to Be

It seems the schoolyard is more boring than ever. Researchers found that lackluster playground designs brought to us by strict equipment safety rules and low budgets have made outdoor playtime unappealing to toddlers at child care centers around the nation. The need to meet stringent academic requirements is leading schools to underemphasize physical play too.

Posted on Jan 7, 2012 READ MORE


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