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Health

U.S. health secretary says agency can eliminate drug rebates

Today at 20:30 PM, via Reuters

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said it was within his agency’s power to eliminate rebates on prescription drug purchases, a key element of the Trump administration’s plan to lower prescription medicine costs.

Measles cases reach record high in Europe

Today at 15:56 PM, via CNN

Cases of measles have reached a record high in Europe this year, with more cases recorded in the first six months of 2018 than any other 12-month period this decade, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

The Checkup: Let Kids Play

Today at 13:06 PM, via New York Times

Doctors should prescribe parents of young children to prioritize playing, the American Academy of Pediatrics says.

Virtual counselling helps lower blood pressure

Today at 13:00 PM, via Health24

Internet-based supportive lifestyle counselling does indeed work effectively to lower blood pressure when it’s clinically organised and when it complements medical therapy.

The evolution of hearing aids

Today at 12:00 PM, via Health24

Did you know the earliest documented hearing aids were cumbersome and looked like trumpets? Here’s how hearing aids have evolved.

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