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Viewpoints: 'Blunders' on Ebola; McConnell's strange logic on Obamacare; temporary victory for Texas women

Viewpoints: 'Blunders' on Ebola; McConnell's strange logic on Obamacare; temporary victory for Texas women

The point of this is not to flog Presbyterian, though a few lashes might help snap [Daniel] Varga and other administrators back to reality. [More]
State highlights: Fla. toughens drug compounding laws; Conn. hospitals leave largest insurer

State highlights: Fla. toughens drug compounding laws; Conn. hospitals leave largest insurer

A selection of health policy stories from Florida, Connecticut, New York, Michigan, Louisiana, Pennsylvania and Arkansas. [More]

Physical therapist in Southern California launches new book, Rehab the Mind

The highest rated physical therapist in Southern California, Dr. Justin C. Lin, is pleased to announce the launch of his new book, Rehab the Mind, Revive the Body, (known hereafter as the "Book" or "RR"), an inspirational account of the power of active healing based on real life stories of his patients. [More]
Longer looks: Lithium in the water; controlling cancer; recovering from brain injury

Longer looks: Lithium in the water; controlling cancer; recovering from brain injury

There are many kinds of cancer, but treatments have typically combatted them in one way only: by attempting to destroy the cancerous cells. Surgery aims to remove the entire growth from the body; chemotherapy drugs are toxic to the cancer cells; radiation generates toxic molecules that break up the cancer cells' DNA and proteins, causing their demise. [More]
Rice University researchers confirm potent synthesis of natural tetracycline

Rice University researchers confirm potent synthesis of natural tetracycline

A fortuitous collaboration at Rice University has led to the total synthesis of a recently discovered natural antibiotic. [More]
Advanced statistical approach evaluates gene-environmental interactions that contribute to disease

Advanced statistical approach evaluates gene-environmental interactions that contribute to disease

Dartmouth cancer researchers developed and tested an advanced statistical model to evaluate the genetic and environmental interactions that contribute to disease as published yesterday in Human Genetics. [More]
Expanding age of eligibility for measles vaccination could have large effects on coverage in Africa

Expanding age of eligibility for measles vaccination could have large effects on coverage in Africa

Expanding the age of eligibility for measles vaccination from 12 to 15 months could have potentially large effects on coverage in Africa, according to a new report published by Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. [More]

Florida's dominant insurer signals increases ahead for consumers with exchange plans

News outlets from Colorado, Missouri, Washington, Oregon and Minnesota report on developments regarding the online insurances marketplaces, coverage and premium costs. [More]
New molecular analysis tool to detect targets for immunotherapy in early-stage breast cancers

New molecular analysis tool to detect targets for immunotherapy in early-stage breast cancers

Yale Cancer Center researchers used a new molecular analysis tool to accurately detect the level of an important target for immunotherapy in early-stage breast cancers. [More]
Viewpoints: Court complicates women's health care; decouple work and coverage; Cuomo's fight against AIDS

Viewpoints: Court complicates women's health care; decouple work and coverage; Cuomo's fight against AIDS

The 5-4 decision, which runs 89 pages (including a 35-page dissent), is a messy, sprawling affair. The majority insists that its reach is narrow, while the dissent holds otherwise. What's clear is that the ruling will needlessly complicate not only constitutional and corporate law but also -- at least as significant -- health care for women who work at such companies (6/30). [More]
Tips to protect children from summer bugs

Tips to protect children from summer bugs

Mike Gittelman, MD, Co-Director, Comprehensive Children's Injury Center and the experts at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center want to make sure that families and children stay safe while playing outdoors this summer. [More]
Aradigm begins Pulmaquin Phase III study for treatment of non-CF BE

Aradigm begins Pulmaquin Phase III study for treatment of non-CF BE

Aradigm Corporation ("Aradigm" or the "Company") today announced the dosing of the first patient in the ORBIT-4 (Once-daily Respiratory Bronchiectasis Inhalation Treatment) Phase III pivotal clinical trial of Aradigm's proprietary formulation of inhaled ciprofloxacin (Pulmaquin®) for the treatment of non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis (non-CF BE). [More]
Aradigm’s common shares approved for listing on NASDAQ Capital Market

Aradigm’s common shares approved for listing on NASDAQ Capital Market

Aradigm Corporation is pleased to announce that its common shares have been approved for listing on the NASDAQ Capital Market. [More]
Variety of lifestyle and health factors increase memory complaints among young adults

Variety of lifestyle and health factors increase memory complaints among young adults

If you're depressed, don't get enough exercise or have high blood pressure, you may find yourself complaining more about memory problems, even if you're a young adult, according to a new UCLA study. [More]
New online training module greatly improves medical student clinical skills

New online training module greatly improves medical student clinical skills

An online training module designed for the evaluation and care of chronic pain greatly improved medical student clinical skills, according to a report in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. [More]
Aradigm receives QIDP designation for its inhaled antibiotic candidate, Pulmaquin

Aradigm receives QIDP designation for its inhaled antibiotic candidate, Pulmaquin

Aradigm Corporation (the "Company") today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has designated the Company's lead inhaled antibiotic candidate, Pulmaquin®, as a Qualified Infectious Disease Product (QIDP). [More]
Aradigm reports total revenue of $6.6 million for Q1 2014

Aradigm reports total revenue of $6.6 million for Q1 2014

Aradigm Corporation today announced financial results for the first quarter and three months ended March 31, 2014. [More]

Obama's pick to head HHS draws praise from Democrats and Republicans during first confirmation hearing

Sylvia Mathews Burwell, who has been nominated by the White House to become the next Health and Human Services secretary, also faced tough questions about the health law's implementation and the trouble-plagued healthcare.gov. Her answers revealed some policy positions and what her priorities will be if she wins the Senate's OK. [More]
First Edition: May 9, 2014

First Edition: May 9, 2014

Today's headlines include highlights from the first Senate confirmation hearing for Sylvia Mathews Burwell, President Barack Obama's pick for Health and Human Services Secretary. [More]
New study explores how bacterial pathogen Yersinia tries to outsmart immune cell responses

New study explores how bacterial pathogen Yersinia tries to outsmart immune cell responses

A new study led by scientists at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine has painted a clearer picture of the delicate arms race between the human immune system and a pathogen that seeks to infect and kill human cells. [More]