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Medicare paid for drug coverage of patients who had died, investigators say

Billing problemsAmong the examples investigators documented:• Medicare paid $1,200 for a prescription for a 90-year-old Boston-area beneficiary that was dispensed 25 days after he died. The man had no history of HIV in his Medicare record.• A Miami pharmacy ... [Published Pittsburgh Tribune Review - 18 mins ago]
Entities: Medicare, HIV/AIDS, Drugs
First reported 7 hours ago - Updated 20 mins ago - 16 reports

Ebola quarantines a 'disincentive' for health workers

Infectious disease chief criticizes ‘blanket restrictions’ as Maine judge strikes down nurse’s quarantineAnthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, told Yahoo News Friday ... [Published PR Web via Yahoo! - 23 mins ago]
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 26 mins ago - 5 reports

Memory Loss Prevention May Be Just One Bite Of Chocolate Away

[ Life ]Memory loss is a condition that is both terrifying and tragic.For far too many individuals, memory problems grow worse with time.For those who suffer from dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, memory loss can be particularly bad.For years, scientists ... [Published WebProNews - 26 mins ago]
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 40 reports

Ebola in Oregon: What you need to know about quarantine and isolation procedures

With news breaking that a patient in Portland is being monitored for Ebola, it's important to know exactly what happens when patients are being quarantined and/or isolated for disease. So here's a quick rundown:● NBC's Today gives an inside look at an ... [Published Oregonian - 1 hour ago]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 19 reports

Patient Tests Positive For Malaria, THD Waiting For Ebola Test Results

TULSA, Oklahoma -Thursday night we learned a Tulsa County resident who recently returned from West Africa was being monitored as a precaution.That patient was taken to OSU Medical Center in Tulsa Thursday night with one symptom of Ebola. They tested positive ... [Published KOTV - 1 hour ago]
Entities: Ebola, Malaria, Tulsa
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 9 reports

WHO updates Ebola PPE guidance for health providers

Based on an expedited review, the World Health Organization (WHO) today updated it guidance for personal protective equipment (PPE) for use in treating suspected and confirmed Ebola infections, which prioritizes protecting mucosal areas and hand hygi ... [Published Centre For Infectious Disease Research and Policy - 2 hours ago]
First reported Oct 30 2014 - Updated 3 hours ago - 39 reports

More Than Breast Cancer Kills Women

Is It Time to Re-Think Pink?By Victoria A. BrownworthPublished: 2014.10.31 06:22 AMIn October–Breast Cancer Awareness Month–everything is awash in pink. In my city, skyscrapers are lit with pink lights and municipal fountains run pink. At sports events, ... [Published Curve Magazine - 3 hours ago]
First reported Oct 30 2014 - Updated 3 hours ago - 12 reports

Moderate/Severe Hyponatremia Increases the Risk of Death among Hospitalized Chinese Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome Patients

by Lijun Xu, Hanhui Ye, Fan Huang, Zongxing Yang, Biao Zhu, Yan Xu, Yunqing Qiu, Lanjuan LiObjectivesTo evaluate whether the serum sodium concentration is associated with the progression and long-term prognosis of Chinese HIV/AIDS patients.MethodsThree ... [Published - 3 hours ago]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 13 reports

Genes may play a role in Ebola survival chances

The current Ebola outbreak is largely confined to West Africa "Genetic factors could play an important role in whether people survive the Ebola virus," BBC News reports. Researchers found around one in five mice remained unaffected by the infection.Researchers ... [Published NHS Choices - 5 hours ago]
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 19 reports

Dollar General extends tender offer to Family Dollar for a second time

Goodlettsville, Tenn. --  Dollar General Corp extended its $80-a-share tender offer to acquire rival Family Dollar Stores Inc. from Oct. 31, 2014, to Dec. 31, 2014, unless further extended. It is the second time Dollar General has extended its offer.About ... [Published Chain Store Age - 6 hours ago]
First reported Oct 30 2014 - Updated 8 hours ago - 24 reports

Why Not Scratch That Itch? Study Says Serotonin Is The Reason

One thing I’ve learned about living in Boston is that the mosquitoes here are vicious. They fly around almost silently, and by the time you notice them, it’s too late; they’ve already made a snack of you.In one particular case, I was driving home from ... [Published WBUR - 8 hours ago]
First reported Oct 30 2014 - Updated 23 hours ago - 82 reports

Genes 'play role in Ebola survival'

Genetic factors could play an important role in whether people survive the Ebola virus, say US scientists. A study of mice infected with the virus found they showed a number of different symptoms, with 19% remaining unaffected by the disease. This could ... [Published Austin American Statesman - Oct 31 2014]
Entities: Ebola, Ebola Virus, Virus


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