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Parkinson's no barrier to cyclist's 2,400km ride

ABC Australia - 25/06/2017
The tremble of Parkinson's disease as he gripped the handlebars was not going to stop keen cyclist Kevin Weeks riding from Adelaide to Rockhampton in just over three weeks.

Chronic lack of sleep reduces cognitive abilities, negatively impacts physical health

News Medical (Australia) - 25/06/2017
A chronic lack of sleep not only impairs cognitive abilities but also increases the risk of heart disease and diabetes.

New approaches to early detection of Parkinson's disease on the horizon

News Medical (Australia) - 25/06/2017
Detecting Parkinson's disease before non-reversible symptoms occur: New approaches to early detection are meant to ensure just that. They are based on detection of alpha-synuclein in the skin or intestines.

CarePayment and DCS Global join forces to simplify patient billing process, improve hospitals’ finances

News Medical (Australia) - 25/06/2017
CarePayment and DCS Global have established a strategic partnership that combines the strength of DCS Global's revenue cycle solutions with CarePayment's innovative patient financing program.

Cannabinoids found to be suitable treatment for migraine attacks

News Medical (Australia) - 25/06/2017
A study presented at the Congress of the European Academy of Neurology in Amsterdam confirmed that cannabinoids are just as suitable as a prophylaxis for migraine attacks as other pharmaceutical treatments.

New milestone: Cloudbreak Health provides over one million minutes of telemedicine per month

News Medical (Australia) - 25/06/2017
Cloudbreak Health, LLC, a leading unified telemedicine provider, announced it is now providing more than one million minutes per month of telehealth services nationwide.

Charity takes your unwanted hotel toiletries to give to the homeless

ABC Australia - 25/06/2017
A Sydney woman sets up a charity to put all the unwanted hotel toiletries and inflight sleep kits into packs for homeless people in shelters who cannot rely on having basic essentials like a toothbrush.

Reintroduction of PATA could improve patient access to life-saving drugs

News Medical (Australia) - 25/06/2017
The American College of Rheumatology today applauded the leadership of Rep. David McKinley and Rep. G.K. Butterfield in reintroducing H.R. 2999, the Patients' Access to Treatment Act.

Scientists find lack of experimental evidence detailing biologic roles of leptin in metabolism

News Medical (Australia) - 25/06/2017
Discovered more than two decades ago, the hormone leptin has been widely hailed as the key regulator of leanness. Yet, the pivotal experiments that probe the function of this protein and unravel the precise mechanism of its action as a guardian against obesity are largely missing.

Medicaid Cuts May Force Retirees Out of Nursing Homes

New York Times - 24/06/2017
Medicaid, targeted for deep cuts by the Republican health care bill, currently pays for most of the 1.4 million people in nursing homes.

Opinion: Men Can Be So Hormonal

New York Times - 24/06/2017
High levels of testosterone can make them overconfident, even when they’re wrong.

Children can have prejudice towards their overweight peers

Daily Mail (UK) - 24/06/2017
Children as young as nine years old are more likely to be bias towards fat children, which can make these stigmatized children put on even more weight, according to Duke University researchers.

Couple adopts infants with special needs -- 88 of them

CNN (US) - 24/06/2017
The labor of love started in Florida even before Camille Geraldi, a nurse, met her husband Mike, a pediatrician.

At Nursing Homes, Medicaid Cuts Would Reach Even the Upper Middle Class

New York Times - 24/06/2017
Medicaid, targeted by Republicans’ health care bill, pays for most of the 1.4 million elderly people in nursing homes, some of whom do not know they are on it.

Running may help guard against Alzheimer's disease

Daily Mail (UK) - 24/06/2017
Exercise, brain training and controlling one's blood pressure may help stave off mental decline and Alzheimer's disease in aging people, a new US report suggests.

Could Senate health care bill make opioid crisis 'worse'?

CNN (US) - 24/06/2017
During a contentious interview with CNN, Kellyanne Conway said Friday that the news media needs to cover the nation's opioid crisis more, and she beat back at suggestions that the new health care bill does nothing to improve the epidemic.

Midge Ure and Tony Hadley back Kenny Thomas daughter appeal

BBC Health News - 24/06/2017
Stars including Midge Ure, Kim Wilde and Tony Hadley supported singer Kenny Thomas' appeal.