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BP Medications at Night Reduces Diabetes Risk

Taking hypertension medication before sleep, rather than in the morning, not only lowers nighttime blood pressure (BP) but protects against new-onset diabetes, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of Vigo (Spain) conducted a prospective study involving 2,012 hypertensive patients (976 men, 1,036 women,... Read more

Surgical Techniques

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Primary Surgery Beneficial in Advanced Throat Cancers

Patients with cancer of the mid- and lower throat may have higher survival rates if their initial treatment includes surgery, according to a new study. Researchers at Koo Foundation Sun Yat-Sen Cancer Center (KFSYSCC; Taipei City, Taiwan) conducted an observational study, identifying all newly-diagnosed oropharyngeal... Read more

Women's Health

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Pregnancy Complications Raise Heart Disease Risk

A new study suggests a high correlation between women who experienced complications during pregnancy and those facing death from heart disease later in life. Researchers at the Public Health Institute (PHI; Oakland, CA, USA; Berkeley, CA) conducted a study involving 14,062 women, examining pregnancy events over five... Read more

Patient Care

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Image: The NIFTY cup (Photo courtesy of PATH).

NIFTY Cup Aids Infants Who Cannot Breastfeed

A novel cup has been designed to facilitate feeding and prevent starvation in infants in developing countries who are unable to breastfeed. The Neonatal Intuitive Feeding TechnologY (NIFTY) cup, developed... Read more

Hospital News

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Universal Health Services to Acquire Foundations Recovery Network

Hospital operator Universal Health Services (UHS; King of Prussia, PA, USA) has entered an agreement to buy addiction treatment provider Foundations Recovery Network (FRN; Brentwood, TN, USA) for USD 350 million. Founded in 1995, FRN is a leader in addiction treatment and focused on treating adults with addiction and... Read more


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Teva Snaps Up Compliance Tracking Startup Gecko

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (Teva; Petah Tikva, Israel) has acquired respiratory disease compliance startup Gecko Health Innovations (Gecko; Cambridge, MA, USA) for an undisclosed sum. The purchase positions Teva with in-house medication compliance tracking capabilities for consumer use, leveraging a technology largely... Read more
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