Health

Junk food linked to age-marker in chromosomes: study

People who eat a lot of industrially processed junk food are more likely to exhibit a change in their chromosomes linked to ageing, according to research presented Tuesday at an online medical conference.

Health

An angel on my shoulder: Mobile telemedicine for nursing homes

In June 2016, Zeriscope, a technology company based in Charleston, SC, reached an agreement with White Oak Management (WOM) of Spartanburg, SC to provide its mobile telemedicine platform to more than a dozen of its skilled ...

Health

Alternative payment models can help improve patient care

(HealthDay)—Alternative payment models (APMs) have been and are being developed that can allow physicians to offer new and improved services to their patients, according to a report published by the American Medical Association ...

Medications

Why are some generic drugs getting so expensive?

More than eight out of every 10 prescriptions dispensed in the US is generic. This growth is due to a large number of top-selling drugs going off patent over the past decade, as well as innovations in the retail sector, ...

Other

Indian drug giant Dr Reddy's Q2 profit up 69%

India's second-largest drugmaker Dr Reddy's Laboratories on Tuesday reported a 69.4 percent jump in quarterly net profit, as profit margins rose helped by improved sales.

Overweight & Obesity

Government can play important role in obesity epidemic

Addressing the obesity epidemic by preventing excess calorie consumption with government regulation of portion sizes is justifiable and could be an effective measure to help prevent obesity-related health problems and deaths, ...

Medications

3Qs: Analyzing why sudden drug shortages occur

Drug manufacturers and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) scrambled earlier this month to address a sudden shortage of methotrexate, a 60-year-old drug that treats children with severe cases of leukemia and sarcoma. Graham ...

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