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This Is Why Pancreatic Cancer Is So Hard to Treat

Africa Studio/Shutterstock Pancreatic cancer is difficult to treat largely because the early signs are vague, the cancer is highly aggressive, and no screening test exists yet. But the future is starting to look hopeful. When Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek announced that he has late-stage pancreatic cancer in March 2019, his fans were stunned. The cancer… Read More »

Heart attack warning: Think twice before doing this – one overlooked risk factor

Heart attack happens when there is a sudden loss of blood flow to a part of a person’s heart muscle. A heart attack requires immediate medical attention – delaying calling 999 can dramatically reduce a person’s chance of survival. It is well understood that pre-existing health conditions can raise a person’s risk of having a… Read More »

Fitbit to wade into care management in pilot this year

Dive Brief: Fitbit is launching a paid service next month, called Fitbit Premium. As part of the platform, the fitness tracker giant plans to develop personalized wellness reports allowing users to share their data with their physician, including health data trends and analyses of activity, heart rate, sleep and weight fluctuations, later this year. Fitbit… Read More »