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9/21/2018

Oral flea and tick preventives containing isoxazoline can cause seizures, ataxia, muscle tremors or other neurological problems, and product labels should be updated, the FDA said. The agency said the products have been carefully reviewed and "continue to be safe and effective for the majority of animals."

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9/21/2018

Companies that operate globally are conducting internal investigations as "criminal recruiters" look for employees willing to sell inside information. These enterprises advertise on the dark web, offering as much as 10 times an employee's salary in exchange for sensitive information.

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CNBC
9/21/2018

A CDC report in Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association predicted that the number of US adults ages 65 and older with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias will rise from 5 million, or 1.6% of the population, in 2014 to 13.9 million, or 3.3% of the population, in 2060, with the greatest increase expected among Hispanic people as that segment of the population increases and dementia remaining more prevalent among women. Researchers attributed projections to prolonged life spans and changing demographics.

9/21/2018

The Kansas Department of Agriculture Division of Animal Health has recently received reports of West Nile virus infection in unvaccinated horses in Lyon, Marion, Neosho, Seward and Wichita counties. "All horse owners should consult with their local veterinarians and make a vaccination plan for their horses," officials said.

9/21/2018

The federal government acknowledges is unable to account for nearly 1,500 migrant children it placed in sponsors' homes, but denies charges that they are abandoned or in danger. Sponsors could not be reached in follow-up calls but were fully vetted and in most cases are relatives, a government spokesperson said.

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9/21/2018

Teams value CEOs who make brave shifts in strategy and focus on developing team members, writes Cheryl Bachelder, former CEO of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen. Employees also want clear statements about your principles and values, as well as seeing how you live those even when pressured to act otherwise, she writes.

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SmartBrief/Leadership
9/21/2018

CMS Administrator Seema Verma said the agency will be unveiling new payment models centered on high-cost areas such as cancer, chronic disease and end-stage renal disease care as part of ongoing efforts to advance value-based care, and HHS Secretary Alex Azar said some of the models could be mandatory. The agencies noted health care providers can expect reduced regulatory burdens and more effective quality measures, but they must be willing to increase their share of risk.

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Healthcare Finance
9/21/2018

Reps. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., and Raja Krishnamoorthi, D-Ill., are seeking a subpoena to force HHS and the CMS to provide key documents on Medicaid work requirements, including any agency projections on how the requirements could affect low-income people and how many people could lose coverage as a result of the provisions. The lawmakers said the agencies did not address an earlier request for information, but the CMS said it is preparing a response to the Aug. 23 letter.

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9/21/2018

Women who were overweight or obese were at an increased risk of having urinary incontinence compared with those who were normal weight, according to a study in Obesity Reviews. Australian researchers evaluated 14 studies involving 47,293 young and middle-aged women from eight countries and suggested weight loss may help overweight or obese women prevent the development of urinary incontinence.

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9/21/2018

Adolescents with obesity and insulin resistance who received metformin experienced improvements in their insulin resistance and body mass index at first, but did not maintain the changes after three years, according to a Dutch study in Nutrition & Diabetes.

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Diabetes (UK)
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