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Probiotic Gives Long-Term Protection Against Childhood Eczema

Giving a probiotic supplement to pregnant mothers and their infants significantly reduce the chances of a child developing eczema for the first 11 years of their life, researchers have shown.

The probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus (HN001) given to mothers at a late stage of pregnancy and while breastfeeding, and then to their babies from birth until the age of two years, cut the children's rate of developing eczema in half.

Rivaroxaban Reduces Blood Clots In Cancer Patients

Cleveland Clinic medical oncologist and researcher, Alok Khorana, M.D., is the primary investigator on a study that concluded rivaroxaban for venous thromboembolism (VTE), a blood clot in the venous system, significantly reduced VTE and VTE-related death for outpatient, at-risk cancer patients while they were taking the oral blood thinner.

Average Outpatient Visit In US Approaching $500

The average outpatient visit in the United States costs nearly $500, according to a new scientific study. In addition, the average inpatient stay had a price tag in 2016 of more than $22,000. Both of these dollar amounts underscore a common understanding in the health profession: The US exceeds every other nation in total health care costs.