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Cigna and Duke Connected Care Start Collaborative Care Program to Improve Health and Lower Costs in North Carolina
1/28/2015 12:55:34 PM
Cigna (NYSE: CI) has launched a collaborative care initiative in the Greater Research Triangle with Duke Connected Care, to improve access to health care, enhance care coordination , and achieve the goal of improved health , affordability and customer experience . Duke Connected Care is a clinically integrated network consisting of physicians from Duke Medicine and …
Labour Party lays out 10-year NHS plan
1/28/2015 11:07:23 AM
The enormous NHS challenges will only be addressed if future Governments take a long-term view on healthcare policy. BMA council chair Mark Porter made the comment in response to the Labour Party outlining its 10-year vision for the health service, which includes investment in staff and greater integration of care from home to hospital. He said that long-term investment and …
Hundreds of Millions More Children to Receive Protection against Deadly Diseases, a Chance at a Healthy Future
1/28/2015 11:04:54 AM
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced a five-year, US$1.55 billion commitment to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, to bring life-saving vaccines to children in the world’s poorest countries. The commitment was announced at the Gavi Replenishment Conference in Berlin, hosted by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. At the conference, US$7.5 billion in pledges were made, …
Effects of Brain Surgery for Epilepsy Sustained for More than 15 Years
1/28/2015 8:57:41 AM
Brain surgery for otherwise hard-to-treat epilepsy is effective for up to 15 years, according to a new survey by Henry Ford Hospital physicians. “These encouraging findings will be valuable during the decision-making process and counseling on different aspects of care in patients with epilepsy,” says Vibhangini S. Wasade, M.D., a neurologist at Henry Ford Hospital and lead …
Marijuana Company Founder Reveals Hidden Life
Marijuana Company Founder Reveals Hidden Life
1/27/2015 5:00:00 AM
The founder of a popular cannabis website and marijuana consulting firm has apparently been hiding his involvement in the industry until now.  In an eye-opening personal article published on this week, site founder Russ Hudson revealed to his friends and family for the first time that not only is he a “stoner,” but also that his entire profession is based …
Better, Smarter, Healthier: In historic announcement, HHS sets clear goals and timeline for shifting Medicare reimbursements from volume to value
1/26/2015 2:54:30 PM
In a meeting with nearly two dozen leaders representing consumers, insurers, providers, and business leaders, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell today announced measurable goals and a timeline to move the Medicare program, and the health care system at large, toward paying providers based on the quality, rather than the quantity of care they give patients. …
Solvay expands Hydrogen Peroxide grade production in the Netherlands for the pharmaceutical industry to meet growing demand
1/23/2015 1:13:14 PM
Solvay will build a new manufacturing and filling facility in the Netherlands to produce Hydrogen Peroxide grades that are used as disinfection and decontamination agents to meet growing demand from the pharmaceutical industry.The new facility at Solvay’s Peroxide production site in Linne-Herten, in the southern part of the Netherlands, is due to be completed in July 2015 and …
FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies Breaks Ground on Laboratory Facility in Research Triangle Park, NC
1/23/2015 11:47:40 AM
January 23, 2015 –  FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies U.S.A., Inc. , a Biologics Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization with experience focused on the development and manufacture of recombinant biopharmaceuticals including proteins, vaccines, and monoclonal antibodies,broke ground this week to launch the construction of a new three-story, 62,000 square foot …
Key factor discovered in the formation of metastases in melanoma
1/22/2015 8:58:36 AM
Melanoma, the most aggressive of all skin cancer strains, is often fatal for patients due to the pronounced formation of metastases. Until now, a melanoma’s rampant growth was mainly attributed to genetic causes, such as mutations in certain genes. However, researchers from the University of Zurich now reveal that so-called epigenetic factors play a role in the formation of …
Mayo Clinic Selects Epic as Strategic Partner for Electronic Health Record and Revenue Cycle Management System
1/21/2015 11:03:16 AM
  Mayo Clinic announced today that Epic has been selected as its strategic partner for a single, integrated electronic health record (EHR) and revenue cycle management (RCM) system. The new system will replace Mayo’s three EHRs in use today and will be a foundation for Mayo Clinic operations over the next several decades. “We’re confident in choosing Epic as our strategic …
A Dramatic Increase of Legionnaires’ Disease Cases in the Bronx, NY
1/20/2015 1:46:17 PM
Health officials are investigating a large increase in the number of Legionnaires’ disease (LD) cases in the Bronx. In 2014, this borough of New York City had an incidence rate of 4.3 per 100,000 residents compared to the 2014 city-wide rate of 2.5 per 100,000 cases according to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Health officials recommend that …
Bariatric Surgery Can Benefit Some Obese Children and Teens, Reports Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
1/20/2015 10:07:13 AM
Bariatric surgery—as a last resort when conservative interventions have failed—can improve liver disease and other obesity-related health problems in severely obese children and adolescents, according to a position paper in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition , official journal of the  European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and …
Medical Weight Loss Consultant to Speak at Marketdata Conference: David Doiron
Medical Weight Loss Consultant to Speak at Marketdata Conference: David Doiron
1/20/2015 8:00:00 AM
Tampa FL,  January 14, 2015:   Marketdata Enterprises, Inc., the leading independent weight loss market analyst and consulting firm since 1989, is hosting a new, intensive 2-day conference in Orlando, FL, March 13-14, 2015.  It’s called: “Launching A Successful Medical Weight Loss Program.”  One of the featured speakers on the agenda is Mr. David Doiron, CEO of Weight Loss …
Carnegie Mellon, Weizmann Institute Researchers Discover
Carnegie Mellon, Weizmann Institute Researchers Discover "Idiosyncratic" Brain Patterns in Autism
1/19/2015 6:36:01 PM
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has been studied for many years, but there are still many more questions than answers. For example, some research into the brain functions of individuals with autism spectrum have found a lack of synchronization (’connectivity’) between different parts of the brain that normally work in tandem. But other studies have found the exact opposite — …
Pennsylvania Company Releases New Cold Storage And Monitoring Solution To Meet CDC Vaccine Storage Requirements
Pennsylvania Company Releases New Cold Storage And Monitoring Solution To Meet CDC Vaccine Storage Requirements
1/19/2015 4:26:13 PM
The Aegis MD-14 is an affordable state-of-the-art cold storage environment which meets and exceeds Centers for Disease Control (CDC/VFC) regulations for vaccine storage and handling.  A compact unit, the Aegis MD-14 is an ideal solution for single station or low volume applications and is available in a variety of sizes to meet your storage needs.  The MD-14 is …
Noncommunicable diseases prematurely take 16 million lives annually, WHO urges more action
1/19/2015 3:38:40 PM
Urgent government action is needed to meet global targets to reduce the burden of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), and prevent the annual toll of 16 million people dying prematurely – before the age of 70 – from heart and lung diseases, stroke, cancer and diabetes, according to a new WHO report. “The global community has the chance to change the course of the NCD epidemic,” …
Addex and Dystonia Medical Research Foundation Announce Partnership to Explore the Therapeutic use of Dipraglurant in the Treatment of Dystonia
1/19/2015 10:46:01 AM
Addex Therapeutics (SIX: ADXN), a leading company pioneering allosteric modulation-based drug discovery and development and the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation (DMRF) announced today entering a collaboration to explore the use of dipraglurant to treat dystonia, the third most common movement disorder following essential tremor and Parkinson’s disease. Dipraglurant, a …
Study Identifies Geographic Clusters of Underimmunization in Northern California
Study Identifies Geographic Clusters of Underimmunization in Northern California
1/19/2015 10:39:37 AM
Researchers used spatial analysis software and electronic medical records to identify clusters of underimmunization and vaccine refusal among Kaiser Permanente members in Northern California, according to a study published today in the journal Pediatrics . Children are considered to be underimmunized when they miss one or more recommended vaccine doses before age 3, while …
Good Cosmetic Results and Safety with Liposculpture of the Hips, Flanks and Thighs, Reports PRS Global Open
1/16/2015 11:36:23 AM
Two decades of experience by senior plastic surgeons in different parts of the world show excellent cosmetic results and low complication rates with liposculpture of the hips, flanks, and thighs, reports a paper in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery—Global Open® , the official open-access medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Plastic surgeons …
Tumor suppressor protein plays key role in maintaining immune balance
Tumor suppressor protein plays key role in maintaining immune balance
1/16/2015 11:03:20 AM
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists have discovered that a protein widely known for suppressing tumor formation also helps prevent autoimmune diseases and other problems by putting the brakes on the immune response. The research was published recently online ahead of print in the scientific journal Nature Immunology. Researchers showed that the tumor …