Medicare Aims to Expand Coverage of Cancer Care. But Is It Enough?

WASHINGTON — In a major test case, Medicare is poised to cover a promising but expensive new type of cancer treatment, with significant restrictions meant to hold down the cost. Cancer patients, doctors and drug companies are urging the Trump administration to remove the restrictions and broaden coverage so more patients can benefit from the…

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Low levels of ‘bad cholesterol’ may actually increase stroke risk

A recent study warns that women with low levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, sometimes called «bad cholesterol,» may face an increased risk of bleeding stroke. Women with low LDL cholesterol levels may be more at risk of bleeding stroke, new research finds. According to the latest guidelines from the American College of Cardiology and the…

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Medical News Today: What to know about diabetic gastroparesis

Gastroparesis affects how the stomach moves food into the intestines and leads to bloating, nausea, and heartburn. When diabetes causes the condition, doctors call it diabetic gastroparesis. In this article, we provide an overview of diabetic gastroparesis, including its causes, symptoms, complications, and treatments. What is diabetic gastroparesis? A person with diabetic gastroparesis may experience…

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European experts sound alarm as mosquito- and tick-borne diseases set to flourish in warmer climate

New research presented at this year’s European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) in Amsterdam, Netherlands (13-16 April) shows that the geographical range of vector-borne diseases such as chikungunya, dengue fever, leishmaniasis, and tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is expanding rapidly. Spurred on by climate change and international travel and trade, vector-borne disease outbreaks are…

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Ecological study identifies potential association between antimicrobial resistance and climate change

New research presented at this week’s 29th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) in Amsterdam, Netherlands (13 — 16 April 2019), identifies a novel association between antibiotic resistance and climate change. The study was conducted at the Institute of Infection Control and Infectious Diseases, University Medical Center Göttingen (UMG), Germany, in collaboration…

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Petting zoos could potentially transmit highly virulent drug-resistant bacteria to visitors

New research presented at this year’s European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) in Amsterdam, Netherlands (13-16 April) shows that petting zoos can create a diverse reservoir of multidrug resistant (MDR) bacteria, which could lead to highly virulent drug-resistant pathogens being passed on to visitors. The study is by Professor Shiri Navon-Venezia of…

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