Galcanezumab can cut frequency of cluster headache attacks

Galcanezumab can reduce the frequency of episodic cluster headache attacks, according to a study published in the July 11 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Peter J. Goadsby, M.D., Ph.D., from King’s College London, and colleagues enrolled patients who had at least one attack every other day, a total of at least four attacks, or no more than […]

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One simple change cut unnecessary imaging for cancer patients in half

Simply introducing a default physician order—a “nudge”—into electronic health records (EHRs) cut the use of unnecessary daily imaging in half during palliative radiation therapy sessions for patients with advanced cancer, according to a Penn Medicine study published today in JAMA Oncology. While daily imaging is typically used in curative cancer treatment, national guidelines recommend providers transition to weekly imaging for […]

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Keeping kids’ minds active may cut obesity risks, scientists suggest

Should brain training be part of a healthy diet? Children’s minds use half their energy – and more mental activity might cut obesity risks, scientists say At five, children’s brain’s use up almost half the energy they get from their diets The glucose from food that we don’t use gets converted into fat  Scientists at Northwestern University and New York […]

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A stomach bug vaccine for babies may cut their diabetes risks

A vaccine against diabetes? Drops that protect babies from a stomach bug cuts risks for the chronic disease by one third, study finds Every year, 17,900 children and young adults under 20 are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in the US  The number of children diagnosed with the chronic disease fell after the introduction of the rotavirus vaccine The Centers […]

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Recalling Positive Memories May Cut Depression Risk for Teens

TUESDAY, Jan. 15, 2019 — Recalling specific positive life experiences may build resilience and help lower vulnerability to depression among adolescents with a history of early-life stress, according to a research letter published online Jan. 14 in Nature Human Behaviour. Adrian Dahl Askelund, from the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, and colleagues used path modeling to assess whether […]

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Trump administration announces plan to cut drug prices

(HealthDay)—In an effort to cut high drug costs, the prices paid by Medicare for certain prescription drugs would be based on those in other advanced industrial nations, according to a proposal announced Oct. 25 by the Trump administration. The move would cut costs for Medicare and save beneficiaries millions of dollars, according to an article in The New York Times. […]

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