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Express Scripts report shows that new exchange plan enrollees spent less on medications in Q1 2015

Express Scripts report shows that new exchange plan enrollees spent less on medications in Q1 2015

New exchange plan enrollees spent less on medications in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same time a year ago, according to the third edition of the Express Scripts Exchange Pulse report, released today. [More]
STIOLTO RESPIMAT Inhalation Spray now available for treatment of COPD across the U.S.

STIOLTO RESPIMAT Inhalation Spray now available for treatment of COPD across the U.S.

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that STIOLTO RESPIMAT (tiotropium bromide and olodaterol) Inhalation Spray is now available by prescription at pharmacies across the United States. [More]
Health Canada informs Canadians that eight unauthorized health products were seized from Better Bodies Supplements

Health Canada informs Canadians that eight unauthorized health products were seized from Better Bodies Supplements

Health Canada is informing Canadians that eight unauthorized health products (listed in the table below) were seized from Better Bodies Supplements, 118 Main Street North, in Airdrie, Alta. [More]
Study: High blood pressure linked to lower risk for Alzheimer's disease

Study: High blood pressure linked to lower risk for Alzheimer's disease

A new study suggests that people with a genetic predisposition to high blood pressure have a lower risk for Alzheimer's disease. [More]
DaVita's HealthCare Partners division celebrates National Men's Health Month

DaVita's HealthCare Partners division celebrates National Men's Health Month

HealthCare Partners, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc., celebrates the month of June – National Men's Health Month – by recognizing the importance of bringing awareness to the health care issues that affect men. [More]
UC Santa Barbara professor develops novel therapeutic strategy for PKD

UC Santa Barbara professor develops novel therapeutic strategy for PKD

For the 12 million people worldwide who suffer from polycystic kidney disease (PKD), an inherited disorder with no known cure, a new treatment option may be on the horizon. [More]
Steady rise in obesity, excess weight also signals upward swing in chronic health conditions

Steady rise in obesity, excess weight also signals upward swing in chronic health conditions

Obesity and excess weight, and their negative impact on health, have become a significant focus for physicians and other health-care experts in recent years. [More]
FDA-approved antihypertensive drug can stop cocaine and alcohol addiction

FDA-approved antihypertensive drug can stop cocaine and alcohol addiction

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have successfully stopped cocaine and alcohol addiction in experiments using a drug already approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat high blood pressure. If the treatment is proven effective in humans, it would be the first of its kind -- one that could help prevent relapses by erasing the unconscious memories that underlie addiction. [More]
Study: High-normal BP in young adults spells heart failure risk in later life

Study: High-normal BP in young adults spells heart failure risk in later life

Mild elevations in blood pressure considered to be in the upper range of normal during young adulthood can lead to subclinical heart damage by middle age -- a condition that sets the stage for full-blown heart failure, according to findings of a federally funded study led by scientists at Johns Hopkins. [More]
Patient survival rates for home hemodialysis significantly higher than peritoneal dialysis

Patient survival rates for home hemodialysis significantly higher than peritoneal dialysis

NxStage Medical, Inc. is encouraging patients to take control of their dialysis therapy and consider home hemodialysis in the wake of a new study that found patient survivability rates are significantly higher with home hemodialysis (HHD) than peritoneal dialysis (PD). [More]
High fructose consumption can lead to uncontrolled growth of cardiomyocytes, heart attack

High fructose consumption can lead to uncontrolled growth of cardiomyocytes, heart attack

'Walk through any supermarket and take a look at the labels on food products, and you'll see that many of them contain fructose, often in the form of sucrose (table sugar)' -- that's how Wilhelm Krek, professor for cell biology at ETH Zurich's Institute for Molecular Health Sciences, summarises the problem with today's nutrition. [More]
Simple test could help identify genetically inherited risk for prostate cancer

Simple test could help identify genetically inherited risk for prostate cancer

Men with an elevated, genetically inherited risk for prostate cancer could be routinely identified with a simple blood or urine test, scientists at UC San Francisco and Kaiser Permanente Northern California have concluded, potentially paving the way to better or earlier diagnosis. [More]
Updated March of Dimes CineMama app helps women to track their weight gain during pregnancy

Updated March of Dimes CineMama app helps women to track their weight gain during pregnancy

Gaining too much or too little weight during pregnancy can have serious health consequences for your baby. The updated March of Dimes CineMama app helps moms-to-be track their weight gain as well as make a time-lapse movie of their pregnancy. The app is free and available for both iOS and android devices. [More]
HIV testing in Coventry, UK to become routine part of registering with GP

HIV testing in Coventry, UK to become routine part of registering with GP

HIV testing in Coventry (UK) is to become a routine part of registering with a GP at ten surgeries across the city, which has the highest prevalence of the condition in the West Midlands. [More]
New web-based community portal aims to improve diagnosis and treatment for sleep apnea

New web-based community portal aims to improve diagnosis and treatment for sleep apnea

A new web-based community portal, http://www.MyApnea.Org, is recruiting patients, caregivers and those at risk for sleep apnea to join a growing community of patients and researchers to better understand sleep apnea through information sharing, support and research. [More]
Brain changes reflect higher risk of cerebrovascular disease in women who experience more hot flashes

Brain changes reflect higher risk of cerebrovascular disease in women who experience more hot flashes

Women who experience more hot flashes, particularly while sleeping, during the menopause transition are more likely to have brain changes reflecting a higher risk for cerebrovascular disease, such as stroke and other brain blood flow problems, according to a pilot study led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine published online today in Menopause and funded by the National Institutes of Health. [More]
Study reveals surgical consequences of severe obesity

Study reveals surgical consequences of severe obesity

Research from the University of Alberta's Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry is revealing the heavy surgical consequences of severe obesity. [More]
Study highlights the need to reduce non-communicable diseases

Study highlights the need to reduce non-communicable diseases

There is a great need to slow down the increasing number of people who die prematurely because of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer. [More]
Star-shaped brain cells control cerebral blood flow and blood pressure

Star-shaped brain cells control cerebral blood flow and blood pressure

A star-shaped brain cell called an astrocyte appears to help keep blood pressure and blood flow inside the brain on a healthy, even keel, scientists report. [More]
New research finds that stroke ages person's brain function by almost eight years

New research finds that stroke ages person's brain function by almost eight years

Having a stroke ages a person's brain function by almost eight years, new research finds - robbing them of memory and thinking speed as measured on cognitive tests. [More]
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