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● NEWS ● #patients as hostages ☞ Journalists, We’re Sharing Our Tips From Patients With Medical #Debt
 
Older: Bogus European #Patents Kill Cancer #Patients , But #EPO Still Has the Audacity to Ride the Wave of World #Cancer Day
 
#Patents that pertain to health have always posed an ethical dilemma; the #EPO apparently tackled this dilemma by altogether ignoring the rights and needs of #patients
 

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement effective in younger, healthier patients


Replacement of the aortic valve with a minimally invasive procedure called TAVR proved effective in younger, healthier patients.
Article word count: 1348

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19410233
Posted by matt4077 (karma: 10992)
Post stats: Points: 125 - Comments: 37 - 2019-03-16T20:54:45Z

\#HackerNews #aortic #effective #healthier #patients #... Show more...
 

How a pro-vaccine Doctor reopened Debate about Link to Autism


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A world-renowned #pro-vaccine medical #expert is the newest #voice adding to the body of #evidence suggesting that #vaccines can cause #autism in certain #... Show more...
 
- #Report #Reveals How #Faulty #Medical #Implants Are #Killing #Patients
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Medical implants designed to improve lives are actually injuring or even killing people — and regulators aren’t doing much to stop them.
https://futurism.com/medical-implants-killing-people/
 
- #Incepting #Sight? This #Brain #Implant Lets #Blind #Patients “See” #Letters


For most of us, “eyes” are synonymous with “sight”: whatever our eyes capture, we perceive.
https://singularityhub.com/2018/11/26/incepting-sight-this-brain-implant-lets-blind-patients-see-letters/
 
- #Helpful #Shoe #Insole #Heals #Ulcers as On-the-Go #Diabetes #Patients #Walk


By giving more oxygen to an affected area, this simple gel insole could help diabetic patients keep their toes and feet safe from ulcers.
https://interestingengineering.com/helpful-shoe-insole-heals-ulcers-as-on-the-go-diabetes-patients-walk
 

Why Sleep Apnea Patients Rely on a CPAP Machine Hacker


An Australian hacker has spent thousands of hours hacking the DRM that medical device manufacturers put on CPAP machines to create a free tool that lets patients modify their treatment.
Article word count: 2934

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18461754
Posted by runesoerensen (karma: 24956)
Post stats: Points: 187 - Comments: 147 - 2018-11-15T18:17:20Z

\#HackerNews #apnea #cpap #hacker #... Show more...
 

When Hospitals Merge to Save Money, Patients Often Pay More


Rapid consolidation has created powerful groups of hospitals, with organizations dictating prices and fueling health spending in some areas of the country.
Article word count: 1862

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18455462
Posted by rafaelc (karma: 7382)
Post stats: Points: 113 - Comments: 81 - 2018-11-14T23:53:58Z

\#HackerNews #hospitals #merge #money #more #... Show more...
 
- #MDMA #Therapy #Eliminated #PTSD #Symptoms In 76 Percent of #Patients



Some researchers are starting to believe MDMA, the party drug commonly known as “ecstasy” or “molly,” could become a recognized treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the coming years.
https://futurism.com/mdma-therapy-help-treat-ptsd
 

Surgery students 'losing dexterity to stitch patients'


A surgery professor expresses fears over the consequences of a generation more adept at using screens.
Article word count: 498

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18339299
Posted by rb808 (karma: 3582)
Post stats: Points: 151 - Comments: 137 - 2018-10-30T17:41:13Z

\#HackerNews #dexterity #losing #patients #stitch #students #... Show more...
 

Trump's dramatic new Proposal to lower Medicare drug prices by linking to an International Index




#President #DonaldTrump, left, standing with Health and Human Services Secretary #AlexAzar, right, talks about #drug-prices during a visit to the #
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New #Hope for #Cancer #Patients Comes in #Form of 150-Year-Old #Drug


The drug papaverine makes tumor cells more susceptible to radiation treatment by inhibiting basic functions of tumor cells.
https://interestingengineering.com/new-hope-for-cancer-patients-comes-in-form-of-150-year-old-drug
 
- #Surgical #Procedure Might #End #Daily #Insulin #Injections for #Type2 #Diabetes #Patients


A team of scientists published the results of their research testing out a mucus membrane regeneration surgery that can reduce insulin levels over time for Type 2 diabetes patients.
https://interestingengineering.com/surgical-procedure-might-end-daily-insulin-injections-for-type-2-diabetes-patients
 
- #PTSD #symptoms #improve most when #patients choose their #treatment



People with PTSD who choose their treatment improve more that those who have a treatment chosen for them. Some may even lose their PTSD diagnosis over time.
https://www.futurity.org/ptsd-treatment-choice-1893412
 

42 percent of new cancer patients lose their life savings


A new study delivers the dark financial reality of cancer.
Article word count: 705

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18258582
Posted by petethomas (karma: 26208)
Post stats: Points: 99 - Comments: 99 - 2018-10-19T17:55:13Z

\#HackerNews #cancer #life #lose #new #patients #... Show more...
 

Les députés votent une prime pour inciter les #hôpitaux à ne pas traiter les #patients


#urgences #hôpital #public #désertsmédicaux #libéralisme #macronnie
But de l'opération, désengorger les urgences. Truc où le bât blesse, les médecins sont injoignables en cas d'urgence parce que débordés et en nombre insuffisant..
 
This New #Paper-Based #Wearable #Sensor Could #Save #Patients #Lives


Researchers at Purdue University have successfully created a cheap and reliable wearable sensor that could save lives.
https://interestingengineering.com/this-new-paper-based-wearable-sensor-could-save-patients-lives
 
Should #Coma #Patients #Live or #Die? #MachineLearning Will #Help #Decide.
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Allowing a computer to influence the decision over a patient's life or death feels dystopian, but it might actually be a good thing.
https://futurism.com/machine-learning-coma-patients-live/
 
A newly announced #pilot #program by #NYC #Health + #Hospitals/Bellevue and #Brooklyn borough president Eric L. Adams will provide intensive #support for #patients who wish to adopt a #healthy #plant-based #lifestyle.

The Plant-Based Lifestyle #Medicine Program involves #helping patients switch to a #whole-foods, plant-based #diet to improve, and in some cases even reverse, chronic #illnesses such as #heartdisease, #diabetes, #obesity, high #cholesterol, and #highbloodpressure.

The #initiative will serve as an intensive #resource for #adult patients who want to lower their cardiometabolic risk by changing their diets to include more #legumes, #wholegrains, #fruit, #vegetables, #nuts, and #seeds and to reduce #animal products, #friedfoods, refined #grains, and added #sugars.

#vegan #vegetarian
 
- #Diabetes #Patients Are #Hacking #Together the #Tech They #Need. #Doctors Are Just Tuning In.
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Now that doctors see what patients are doing to manage their diabetes, they can better treat them.
https://futurism.com/diabetes-twitter-openaps/
 
- #HIV #drug #reduces #virus, #boosts #immunity in hard-to-treat #patients



When used in combination with existing medications, a new HIV drug holds promise for people who have run out of effective treatment options.
https://www.futurity.org/hiv-drug-resistant-infection-1842102/
 

Coroner letters changed habits of doctors whose patients died of overdoses


Doctors who got a letter notifying them of a patient's overdose death scaled back their prescribing of opioids and other medications implicated in an epidemic claiming 174 lives per day.
Article word count: 1161

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=17730338
Posted by wallflower (karma: 40354)
Post stats: Points: 59 - Comments: 76 - 2018-08-10T02:49:56Z

\#HackerNews #changed #coroner #died #... Show more...
 
- #Robotic #exoskelton #helps #stroke, #spinalcord #patients #regain #mobility
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For stroke survivor Jess McNair, each step remains slow and laborious. But the first time the 32-year-old former bartender wore a robotic exoskeleton that a Richmond company is developing, she felt a renewed sense of hope.
https://www.sfchronicle.com/business/article/Robotic-exoskelton-helps-stroke-spinal-cord-13019213.php
 
The #ACA disaster takes its toll on the clinical laboratory as the wealthy, affluent #patients opt out of #insurance

https://www.darkdaily.com/even-higher-income-americans-are-frustrated-with-high-health-insurance-costs-many-drop-coverage-and-switch-to-concierge-care-clinical-laboratories-may-be-affected-by-trend-518/

#health #medicine #CLS #MLS #MT #MLT #lab #clinicallaboratory #AAB #AMT #USA #news
Even Higher-Income Americans are Frustrated with High Health Insurance Costs; Many Drop Coverage and Switch to Concierge Care; Clinical Laboratories May Be Affected by Trend
 

Emergency room patients can face steep bills even when treatment is declined


HN link: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16976423
Posted by jseliger (karma: 41457)
Post stats: Points: 89 - Comments: 124 - 2018-05-02T12:58:24Z

\#HackerNews #bills #can #declined #emergency #even #face #patients #room #steep #treatment #when
HackerNewsBot debug: Calculated post rank: 100 - Loop: 67 - Rank min: 80 - Author rank: 58
 

Doctor accused of threats to slit workers, patients' throats


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#accused #doctor #patients #slit #threats #throats #workers
posted by pod_feeder
 

White House to Remove Rule Requiring Care for Transgender Patients





#care #house #oannewsroom #obama #patients #presidenttrump #remove #requiring #rule #thetrumpadministration #transgender #white #whitehouse
posted by pod_feeder
White House to Remove Rule Requiring Care for Transgender Patients
 
#App #guides #Parkinson’s #disease #patients through #freezing



Many Parkinson's disease patients experience "freezing"—during which their legs temporarily refuse to follow the brain's command to lift and move forward. The new app could help them take that next step.
https://www.futurity.org/parkinsons-disease-app-walking-1727182/ #App https://www.futurity.org/parkinsons-disease-app-walking-1727182/
 
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