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Health Effects of Overweight and Obesity in 195 Countries over 25 Years

Published by The New England Journal o f Medicine,  June 18, 2017 ABSTRACT BACKGROUND Although the rising pandemic of obesity has received major attention in many countries, the effects of this attention on trends and the disease burden of obesity remain uncertain. METHODS We analyzed data from 68.5 million persons to assess the trends in the…
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Is this proof food can be better at fighting disease than medicine?

Meet the mother who eased her MS with a daily dose of flax seeds and the dad who eats chickpeas instead of taking statins Evidence suggests that diet can work as well as, if not better than, medication A study led by Professor Giovanni de Gaetano in Italy, suggested a Mediterranean-style diet may be better…
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Revolutionary Eye-Tracking Test to Identify Reading Disorders

Health tech innovator continues to expand array of health and vision screenings available on cloud-based platform, opening up new possibilities for improving lives April 26, 2017 08:15 AM Eastern Daylight Time WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–RightEye LLC, a leading technology innovator using eye tracking to revolutionize patient care and vision performance, today announced the launch of the RightEye…
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Drug Costs Too High? Fire the Middleman

by Neil Weinberg and Robert Langreth March 3, 2017, 4:00 AM CST From Bloomberg Businessweek Caterpillar’s lowered drug bills show why pharmacy benefit managers are under fire. A decade ago, Caterpillar Inc. looked at its employee drug plan and sensed that money was evaporating. The bills for pills had increased inexorably, so the company started…
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