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YOUR CONGRESS AT WORK: Congress has long struggled to pass spending bills on time. Far from being…

YOUR CONGRESS AT WORK: Congress has long struggled to pass spending bills on time. Far from being a new symptom of present-day Washington dysfunction, Congress’ chronic inability to follow its own appropriations process goes back decades. In fact, in the four decades since the current system for budgeting and spending tax dollars has been in […]

D.C. schools increasingly graduating chronically absent students, report finds

An investigation of D.C. public schools followed allegations of improprieties at Ballou High, which reportedly gave diplomas to seniors who did not meet graduation requirements. The school’s principal will not return.

In Chronic Disease Care, Family Helpers Are Key, But Feel Left Out

People with diabetes, heart failure and other chronic diseases often live independent lives, without a traditional caregiver. But many have a family member or friend who plays a key supporting role in their health care.

Neutrons reveal hidden secrets of the hepatitis C virus

The hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a blood born virus that causes liver disease and cancer, with more than 300,000 people dying each year and 71 million people living with a chronic infection worldwide. While antiviral medicines are currently used, there is no vaccination currently available and side effects can results in a wrong diagnosis.

Exploring the neuroscience of behavioral therapy in rats

(Society for Neuroscience) Psychotherapy may improve symptoms of psychiatric disorders by increasing activity in the medial prefrontal cortex, suggests a study of rats exposed to chronic stress. The research, published in JNeurosci, is a step toward understanding how the brain processes influenced by behavioral therapy may be targeted to improve treatment.

Homelessness, housing top agenda as lawmakers reconvene

Policies to alleviate Hawaii's persistent homelessness problem and chronic housing shortage are expected to top the agenda when state lawmakers open a new legislative session this week. House Speaker Scott … Click to Continue »

5 Benefits of Cannabis Tea for Chronic Illnesses

Medical marijuana is gaining popularity as a complementary medicine to help with many symptoms associated with chronic illnesses. While many people are curious about how marijuana (or cannabis) may help improve their symptoms, they are also reluctant to smoke the substance. Show More Summary

MKSAP: 65-year-old man with chronic kidney disease

Test your medicine knowledge with the MKSAP challenge, in partnership with the American College of Physicians. A 65-year-old man is evaluated during a follow-up visit for stage G3b/A3 chronic kidney disease due to diabetic nephropathy. He reports doing well with good baseline exercise tolerance and no shortness of breath. Medical history is also significant for type 2 […]

Can Muesli help against arthritis?

It is well known that healthy eating increases our general sense of wellbeing. Researchers have now discovered that a fiber-rich diet can have a positive influence on chronic inflammatory joint diseases, leading to stronger bones.

Livongo, Lilly Team Up on Real-World Diabetes Research

Eli Lilly and Companyand Livongo Health, a consumer digital health company focused on empowering all people with chronic conditions to live better and healthier lives has teamed up on a new strategic collaboration to study real-world evidence and develop new insights to reduce the burden on people living with diabetes. The research collaboration will combine... Read More

Does an exploding brain network cause chronic pain?

(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) New research reports that hyperreactive brain networks could play a part in the hypersensitivity of fibromyalgia.

New therapeutic approach for advanced lung disease

(Ruhr-University Bochum) Researchers have demonstrated the potential of a new class of drugs for the treatment of refractory chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, i.e. COPD. Incurable to date, the disease is one of the most frequent causes of death worldwide and is typically triggered by smoking. Show More Summary

Trump prefers immigrants from Norway over 'shithole' countries? He must not know anything about Norway's history

Gratulerer, my fellow Norwegian Americans, for a United States president at long last has invited our cousins toughing it out in the Old Country to migrate to the land of freedom and chronic traumatic encephalopathy — not like those undesirables inhabiting “shithole” countries. By now, we’ve all...

NHS patients dying in hospital corridors, A&E doctors tell Theresa May

Doctors running 68 A&E departments tell PM patients are dying prematurely because staff are too busy to treat them Patients are dying in hospital corridors this winter because the NHS is so “chronically underfunded” and dangerously short-staffed, doctors who run 68 A&E units have told Theresa May. Show More Summary

Rx.Health, Redox Partner to Identify & Adopt Evidence-Based Technologies

Rx.Health and Redox have announced a strategic partnership to simplify and accelerate the way health systems identify and adopt evidence-based technologies benefiting patients with high-risk chronic diseases, including asthma, COPD, CHF, and diabetes. Show More Summary

Are There Signs of CTE in the Brain Tissue of Younger People with Epilepsy?

Younger adults with difficult-to-treat epilepsy may have early signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy in their brain tissue, but it appears to be uncommon, according to a small, preliminary study published in the January 10, 2018, online issue of Neurology(r), the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Arsenic-Tainted Drinking Water May Increase Diabetes Risk

A new study reports that chronic exposure to arsenic interferes with insulin secretion in the pancreas, which may increase the risk of diabetes.

Medical News Today: What to know about chronic sinusitis

A look at chronic sinusitis, long-term inflammation in the sinuses. Included is detail on home remedies and possible complications of the condition.

6 of the Most Common Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue

If you suffer from a chronic illness like MS, then it’s highly likely that you’ll experience fatigue from time to time. Fatigue is different than just feeling tired, and generally it’s not something that can be fixed with an early night or by taking a little break. Show More Summary

States Confront the Spread of a Deadly Disease in Deer

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Montana is the latest Western state to discover animals infected with chronic wasting disease. It may decimate herds and, biologists say, invade Yellowstone.

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