Posts by Barry

New Pill Can Now Deliver Insulin, No More Injections?

A new pill can now deliver insulin to Type-2 diabetes sufferers, straight into their stomach wall, a recent study reports. Will injections soon be a thing of the past? Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition in which the body fails to properly use and store sugar. Type 2 happens when the body doesn’t produce enough insulin…

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HIberCell Targets Forming Dormant Cancer Cells Before They Wake Up

Hibercell, a new biotech company, is focusing on killing off new but dormant cancer cells before they wake up and cause trouble.   Several of the biggest names in biotech venture capital are funding this company with an initial investment of $60 million dollars. HiberCell intends to develop therapies that target dormant cancer cells. Dormant…

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Granny Cam Bill In Minnesota For Nursing Homes Soon To Pass

A  Granny Cam bill that will regulate electronic monitoring in resident rooms of Minnesota assisted living communities and nursing homes will soon become law.   If so, Minnesota will join Texas and Utah in having laws mandating that assisted living communities grant resident requests to install monitoring equipment.   As of now, six states — Illinois, Louisiana,…

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Prescription Antibiotics Wrongly Prescribed 25% Of The Time

Prescription antibiotics are unfortunately too often prescribed inappropriately here in the United States, a recent analysis finds. Specifically, the analysis shows that for more than 19 million people, over 23% of the prescriptions were not warranted. The data comes from the records of privately-insured U.S. children and adults given prescriptions in 2016. The analysis revealed…

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Opioid Overdoses Now Detectable With New Smartphone App

Detection of opioid overdoses and subsequent death are sometimes missed because there is no one around to help. Now scientists have created a smartphone app that beams sound waves to measure breathing and can summon help. The app while still experimental, is so promising, that it has already been submitted to the FDA for approval.…

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Social Security Bringing Several Benefits Changes To You In 2019

First, recipients will get a 2.8 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) in monthly benefits beginning in January, 2019. The average individual retired Social Security beneficiary is expected to see a monthly benefit jump from $1,422 to $1,461. The estimated monthly increase is $39, or $468 a year.   If you are between ages 62 and 66 or 67 (full…

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Senior Citizen Brains Grow As Many Cells As Younger People

Senior citizen brains, specifically those of healthy seniors aged 70+, can generate as many brain cells, as younger people do, according to a new study.       Researchers at Columbia University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute autopsied a section of the brain called the hippocampus. This brain area processes learning information as…

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Flu And Colds Are On The Rise This Winter Season

Flu is on the rise this winter season in the United States, according to the Centers For Disease Control (CDC). They report that the highest rate of hospitalization for the flu was among vulnerable senior adults over age 65. The flu culprit was the subtype A (H3N2) virus that has dominated this flu season and is…

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Create A Safe Home for Your Loved One With Dementia

Make a safe home for a family member suffering from dementia by implementing these suggestions.       Safe Home: Review your current set up Abilities vary greatly among people with dementia and can disappear suddenly. Regularly reevaluate balance, coordination, strength and the ability to sit, stand and walk with or without assistance. Add more…

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Medicaid New Guidelines: Get A Job Or Volunteer If You Want Medicaid

Medicaid has just issued new guidelines to the States indicating that only those employed or doing volunteer work will be eligible for benefits.     Medicaid: New Guidelines The new guidelines would allow states to require that some Medicaid enrollees hold a job, participate in volunteer work, or enroll in classes or work training for…

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