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Medical Maryland insurers say Trump Administration to cut health payments destabilizes market
Author: 0 Maryland insurers say Trump Administration to cut health payments destabilizes market

CMS also notes that after last year's navigator funding was reduced, the overall enrollment in Obamacare plans increased slightly (when counting people who paid their first month's premiums) to 10.6 million people. CORRECTION: A previous version of this story said CareSource was receiving federal money from the risk pool and would have to pay $16 million. Insurers can adapt to market turmoil by raising rates.

Medical ‘Do not eat this cereal’: CDC links Honey Smacks, salmonella
Author: 0 ‘Do not eat this cereal’: CDC links Honey Smacks, salmonella

The FDA is sending out this reminder because it has learned some retailers are still selling the cereal. According to the CDC, Salmonella mbandaka bacteria have been found in unopened Honey Smacks cereal in California, as well as opened boxes collected from the homes of ill people in Montana, New York and Utah.

Medical Coffee May Boost Chances For A Longer Life, Study Shows
Author: 0 Coffee May Boost Chances For A Longer Life, Study Shows

In one study of nearly half a million people spread out across 10 European nations, researchers found that drinking three cups of coffee a day may help you live longer . Overall, those who drank one cup a day had an 8 percent lower risk of premature death. This adds to a significant body of research indicating that coffee is connected to a long list of health benefits .

Medical Justice Department charges 601 in healthcare fraud, opioid probe
Author: 0 Justice Department charges 601 in healthcare fraud, opioid probe

In the past fiscal year, the Department of Justice, including the Civil Division, has collectively won or negotiated over $2 billion in judgements and settlements related to matters alleging health care fraud. Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently announced 601 people have been charged in what he called the "largest health care fraud" take-down the nation has ever seen.

Medical FDA Approves Marijuana-Based Epilepsy Drug
Author: 0 FDA Approves Marijuana-Based Epilepsy Drug

The move marks several firsts. GW Research Ltd., the London-based company who produced Epidiolex is also expecting another decision that will require reclassifying CBD and allowing other marijuana-derived medications as well as reducing limitations on marijuana-related research.

Medical Alzheimer's 'may be caused by a virus'
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A robust and sophisticated new study has now exploded onto the scene, rekindling the viral hypothesis for Alzheimer's through an accidental discovery. This quantified which genes were present in the brain, and whether any were associated with the onset and progression of Alzheimer's. The researchers suggested that their findings aligned with other current research in the Alzheimer's field on the role of innate immunity in the disease, particularly recent findings that beta-amyloid protein, ...

Medical Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Pre-Cut Melon, CDC Says
Author: 0 Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Pre-Cut Melon, CDC Says

They were distributed to Costco, Jay C, Kroger, Payless, Owen's, Sprouts, Trader Joe's, Walgreens, Walmart, and Whole Foods/Amazon. No deaths have been reported, the CDC announced in a news release Friday afternoon, but 60 people have been sickened in five states: Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri and Ohio.

Medical Early Screening For Colon Cancer Could Save Lives
Author: 0 Early Screening For Colon Cancer Could Save Lives

Dr. Cedrek McFadden is a physician with GHS. Virtual colonoscopy is an American Cancer Society-recommended screening exam for those at average risk for the disease. A colonoscopy is not the only effective screening tool. But overall, getting screened using any of these tests reduces mortality rates from colon and rectal cancers when compared with not getting screened.