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Health officials are urgently trying to track down 200 people amid fears of measles outbreak

Health officials are urgently trying to track down 200 people and give them the MMR jab amid fears of a measles outbreak in Essex Health officials said eight people are suspected to have measles They all attended a day service for learning difficulties in Southend-on-Sea The centre has closed for the rest of the week… Read More »

Heating pads may lower blood pressure in people with high blood pressure when lying down

Applying a heating pad overnight may help people with supine hypertension, a condition that causes their blood pressure to increase when they lie down including during sleep, according to preliminary results presented at the American Heart Association’s Hypertension 2019 Scientific Sessions. Supine hypertension is present in about half of people with autonomic failure, a chronic… Read More »

CMS cracks down on spread pricing by pharmacy benefit managers

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is taking aim at pharmacy benefit manager spread pricing practices that it says results in an upcharge to Medicaid and CHIP managed care plans and higher costs for states and taxpayers. Spread pricing occurs when health plans contract with a pharmacy benefit manager to manage their prescription drug… Read More »