Medicaid expansion has improved access to palliative care for cancer patients

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By Kelsey Waddill July 13, 2023 — Medicaid recipients with advanced-stage cancer may have greater access to palliative care in states that have adopted Medicaid expansion, according to a study published in Health Affairs. The researchers leveraged the National Cancer Database to perform this assessment. The individuals in the sample ranged in age from 18 … Read more

Transforming everyday health, one app at a time

Transforming everyday health, one app at a time

Patients, even those with serious conditions, can be empowered to have greater control over their health through a combination of monitoring, awareness and diagnosis along with education, treatment and prevention. With our digital solutions, we can help improve healthcare outcomes for patients, says Timothy Broke-Smith, vice president of global pharmaceutical partnerships at Huma. We accelerate … Read more

‘It allowed her to feel at ease’: Fear that dying patients could face greater suffering due to drug shortages

Jodi Adams said her daughter Cosette was able to die painlessly after receiving the drug.

Doctors fear dying patients could face more pain and suffering due to an anticipated shortage of a type of morphine. A drug called Order, a liquid form of the opioid used to treat severe pain, is expected to be stopped in Australia. It is given to people dying of cancer and suffering from other life-limiting … Read more

Ketamine: Why can’t severely depressed patients access this effective treatment?

A national problem has been entrusted to a small clinic in Moss, says Ingmar Clausen.

Depression is a major cause of decreased quality of life. Between six and twelve percent of all people in Norway suffer from depression at any given time. It can even be fatal. In Norway, around 650 people take their own lives every year. Many of them are severely depressed. Current treatment is not good enough … Read more

MA health officials propose better ways to treat patients

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With the COVID-19 public health emergency over, state officials and organizations are struggling to restore a Massachusetts healthcare industry experiencing staff shortages and high levels of worker burnout factors that prevent some residents from accessing the necessary health care. Healthcare professionals say it’s time for the industry to change. All sectors are hurting,[but]I don’t think … Read more

Australia is the first country to allow patients with depression or PTSD to prescribe psychedelics

FILE - The artwork on display is seen at the Psychedelic Science conference at the Colorado Convention Center on Wednesday, June 21, 2023 in Denver.  Australia is the first country to allow psychiatrists to prescribe certain psychedelics to patients with depression or PTSD.  On Saturday July 1, Australian doctors can now prescribe doses of MDMA, also known as ecstasy, for PTSD.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, Files)

FILE – The artwork on display is seen at the Psychedelic Science conference at the Colorado Convention Center on Wednesday, June 21, 2023 in Denver. Australia is the first country to allow psychiatrists to prescribe certain psychedelics to patients with depression or PTSD. On Saturday July 1, Australian doctors can now prescribe doses of MDMA, … Read more

FDA approves first cell therapy to treat patients with type 1 diabetes

FDA approves first cell therapy to treat patients with type 1 diabetes

SILVER SPRING, Md., June 28, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Today, the United States Food and Drug Administration approved Lantidra, the first allogeneic (donor) pancreatic islet cell therapy made from deceased donor pancreatic cells for the treatment of type 1 diabetes. the treatment of adults with type 1 diabetes who are unable to reach target glycated hemoglobin … Read more

More than a third of LGBTQ+ cancer patients report discrimination in healthcare

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Timing Matters: When to Exercise for Biggest Improvements in Blood Sugar Levels for Type 2 Diabetes Patients

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A study by researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Joslin Diabetes Center suggests that afternoon physical activity can significantly improve blood sugar control in patients with type 2 diabetes. Using data from the Look AHEAD study, the team found that people who were most active in the afternoon had the greatest reductions in … Read more

Freeze-dried stool pills called “crapsules” that are to be taken by patients in the clinical trial

A tiny plastic toilet is surrounded by pills and tablets.

iStock/Getty Images Plus Keeping up with all the latest health news can be a breeze. Luckily, we’ve got you covered. Here are this week’s most captivating stories from Yahoo News partners. Crapsules… may offer new hope for patients A clinical trial funded by the UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Research is testing whether … Read more