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Top highlights include: healthiest and least healthy states of 2018, predicting “C. difficile” with 5 key factors, migraines can cause altered speech, nonprofit launches trial to get therapies to multiple myeloma patients more efficiently, and treating the “stomach flu.”

By gmchiri • December 28, 2018

Top highlights include: FDA panel backs prescribing opioid overdose reversal drug along with painkillers, Surgeon General warns youth vaping is now an “epidemic,” international patients seeking cures in the states, Mayo Clinic President and CEO Dr. Noseworthy looks back at his legacy, and technology changes outlook for spinal cord injury recovery.

By Andy Tofilon • December 26, 2018

Top highlights include: women with heart emergencies less likely to get proper care, managing diffuse large B-cell lymphoma after Richter’s transformation, Mayo re-creates historic Christmas decorations, which flu shot should you get?, and treating blood cancers with CAR-T cell therapy.

By gmchiri • December 21, 2018

Top highlights include: NIH to spend up to $20 million on search for alternatives to fetal tissue for research, hospital beds get digital upgrade, cocaine deaths increase amid ongoing national opioid crisis, health insurers look to digital tools to improve customer experience, and teen vaping soared in 2018.

By Andy Tofilon • December 19, 2018

Top highlights include: HIV research halted after NIH freezes acquisition of fetal tissue, genetic changes associated with physical activity reported, neurofilament light tied to cognitive decline, smoking linked to cognitive dysfunction in fibromyalgia.

By gmchiri • December 14, 2018

Top highlights include: how hospitals are fighting burnout, U.S. health spending hits $3.5 trillion but growth slows, why states might start taxing opioids, telemedicine in reverse. and health care providers are teaming with chatbots to assist patients.

By Andy Tofilon • December 12, 2018

Top highlights include: the secret to good health may be a walk in the park, Minnesota adds Alzheimer’s as qualifying condition for medical marijuana, Asian longhorned tick spreading in U.S, 11 diseases that can start with your gut bacteria, and a link between migraines and gastrointestinal problems?

By gmchiri • December 7, 2018

Top highlights include: Minnesota OKs medical marijuana to treat Alzheimer’s, U.S. life expectancy declines again, polio-like disease in U.S. kids appears to have peaked for 2018, methamphetamine use by pregnant women, and the effects of vitamin B12 deficiency.

By Andy Tofilon • December 5, 2018

Top highlights include: dispelling deadly myths about the flu vaccine, coffee drinkers’ personality traits are different from non-coffee drinkers, when the body attacks the brain, scientists claim first genetically edited babies, and complications from the flu.

By gmchiri • November 30, 2018

Top highlights include: Minnesota faces challenge in halting deadly colon infection’s spread, FDA is revamping clearance procedures for medical devices, FDA to review its human testing protocols, millions left behind as diabetes drives surge in insulin demand, and use of telemedicine increasing in U.S. but still uncommon.

By Andy Tofilon • November 28, 2018

Top highlights include: romaine lettuce is not safe to eat, CDC warns; scientists genetically modify virus to kill cancer cells; spinal implant breakthroughs are helping people with paraplegia walk again; which migraine patients should get specific drugs; and treating inflammatory bowel disease.

By gmchiri • November 23, 2018

Top highlights include: FDA seeks restrictions on teens’ access to flavored e-cigarettes and a ban on menthol cigarettes, suicide rates increasing among American workers, rapid cure approved for sleeping sickness, how much do you know about the common cold, and experts chase the cause of a paralyzing childhood disease spiking this year.

By Andy Tofilon • November 21, 2018

Top highlights include: CDC investigating burst of possible new cases of polio-like paralysis, Mayo Clinic gets $200 million to train doctors of the future, Mayo Clinic names new leader for its growing Jacksonville medical center, info about migraine and heart problems, and Mayo Clinic receives National Cancer Institute grant to help cancer patients quit tobacco.

By gmchiri • November 16, 2018