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Generic Drugs Don't Always Push Prices Down

Generic Drugs Don't Always Push Prices Down

Published 05/07/2018

MONDAY, May 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Generic drugs tend to trigger big drops in the cost of their expensive, brand-name counterparts, but that has not been the case with the cancer drug commonly known as Gleevec (imatinib).

There's been only a small drop in the price of imatinib since a generi...

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Health Tip: Cope With Hearing Difficulties at Work

Health Tip: Cope With Hearing Difficulties at Work

Published 04/23/2018

(HealthDay News) -- A hearing problem can make it difficult to be productive at work.

The AARP offers advice on what to do if this applies to you:

Ask for a desk that is away from background noise. Reduce noise reverberations by placing a small rug under your chair or by installing noise-absorbi...

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What You Need to Know About Fever in Adults

What You Need to Know About Fever in Adults

Published 04/13/2018

FRIDAY, April 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to a fever, what's true for kids isn't necessarily so for adults.

Even a slight temperature in a child warrants a call to the doctor. That's not the case, though, for most fevers in most adults.

What's considered a normal temperature varies...

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The Focus Shifts in Alzheimer's Research

The Focus Shifts in Alzheimer's Research

Published 04/10/2018

TUESDAY, April 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The way that Alzheimer's disease is defined for research should be based on brain changes rather than symptoms.

That's what leading Alzheimer's scientists are proposing in what could be a major policy change for investigating the brain-robbing illness.

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Aging Can Be Tough to Swallow

Aging Can Be Tough to Swallow

Published 03/26/2018

MONDAY, March 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- It's thought that one-quarter of U.S. adults will develop a swallowing problem at some point. But researchers hope insight from a new study may help lead to improved treatment.

Their study looked at the changes that occur in your ability to swallow as yo...

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The High Costs of Alzheimer's

The High Costs of Alzheimer's

Published 03/20/2018

TUESDAY, March 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Sharp increases in Alzheimer's disease cases, deaths and costs are stressing the U.S. health care system and caregivers, a new report reveals.

About 5.7 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease -- 5.5 million of them aged 65 and older. By 2025, the nu...

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