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tPA therapy improves outcomes for patients suffering acute ischemic stroke

Administering a clot-dissolving drug to stroke victims quickly — ideally within the first 60 minutes after they arrive at a hospital emergency room — is crucial to saving their lives, preserving their brain function and reducing disability. [More]

Supreme Court weighs truth-in-labeling issue in case involving juice product

The makers of a pomegranate juice called Pom Wonderful ask the court to rule that Coca-Cola is falsely labeling its Pomegranate Blueberry juice that is 99.4 percent apple and grape juice. [More]

First Edition: April 22, 2014

Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including marketplace news about the Novartis purchase of GlaxoSmithKline's oncology unit for $14.5 billion. [More]
Synageva announces publication of LAL Deficiency review in Atherosclerosis

Synageva announces publication of LAL Deficiency review in Atherosclerosis

Synageva BioPharma Corp., a biopharmaceutical company developing therapeutic products for rare diseases, today announced the publication of an overview of lysosomal acid lipase deficiency (LAL Deficiency) in the online version and an upcoming print edition of Atherosclerosis, the official journal of the European Atherosclerosis Society. [More]

Study shows infants' language comprehension abilities are surprisingly sophisticated

A new University of Toronto study has found that by two years of age, children are remarkably good at comprehending speakers who talk with accents the toddlers have never heard before. [More]

First Edition: April 16, 2014

Today's headlines include a report detailing how changes in the Census Bureau's annual survey could mask the health law's impact. [More]

Nexstim joins 2014 Red Herring mark of distinction

Red Herring's Top 100 Europe celebrates the exceptional accomplishments of technology companies and their position to grow at an explosive rate. The awards winners were announced today, and Nexstim has proudly been selected in this prestigious group as a Top 100 Europe. [More]

Criterions EHR certified under Drummond Group's ONC-ACB program

Criterions EHR version 3.0 has been tested and certified under the Drummond Group's Electronic Health Records Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Certification Body program. This EHR software is compliant in accordance with the criteria adopted by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. [More]

Eliza receives grant by Workforce Training Fund to broaden training efforts and create new jobs

Eliza Corporation ("Eliza"), the pioneer and recognized leader in Health Engagement Management, has been awarded a grant by the Workforce Training Fund through the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. [More]

New drug for treating Rett syndrome is on the horizon

A powerful new drug which could relieve the symptoms of devastating childhood disease Rett syndrome is on the horizon thanks to a funding injection of -180,000. [More]

Report estimates number of previously uninsured people who gained coverage: 5.4 million

According to Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, consumers who obtained insurance through the federal and state online insurance marketplaces were not simply swapping out other insurance. In many cases, according to the survey, the health law is having its intended effect. [More]

Aston University tackles 'glue ear' problem with hearing test app

Aston University is tackling the problem of 'glue ear' in children with a hearing test app for any concerned families. [More]

First Edition: April 4, 2014

Today's headlines include reports about a Capitol Hill hearing in which state exchange officials discussed the difficulties they faced with the operation of their online insurance marketplaces. [More]
Study sheds light on brain mechanisms that make schizophrenia patients misinterpret what they see

Study sheds light on brain mechanisms that make schizophrenia patients misinterpret what they see

People with schizophrenia often misinterpret what they see and experience in the world. New research provides insight into the brain mechanisms that might be responsible for this misinterpretation. [More]

Counting will continue after 'official' deadline

The counting goes on as federal and state exchange officials tally consumers who are taking advantage of various extensions to sign up late. Efforts to determine whether the overhaul is working also continue. [More]

First Edition: April 2, 2014

Today's headlines include news and analysis about the 7 million insurance enrollment tally. Reporting for Kaiser Health News, in partnership with NPR, Eric Whitney writes: "The names of the big health insurance companies are familiar – Blue Cross, Aetna, United Healthcare. But what about CoOportunity Health, or Health Republic Insurance of New York? These are among 23 new health insurance companies that started under the Affordable Care Act. [More]
UT Southwestern launches telemedicine program to extend stroke care to patients in rural areas

UT Southwestern launches telemedicine program to extend stroke care to patients in rural areas

UT Southwestern Medical Center has launched a state-of-the-art telemedicine program that will extend immediate access to UT Southwestern's nationally recognized stroke care during the crucial time period when treatment is needed for a patient of an ischemic stroke, or clot in one of the brain's blood vessels. [More]
Dental associations promote National Facial Protection Month, raise awareness on sports-related injuries

Dental associations promote National Facial Protection Month, raise awareness on sports-related injuries

Five of the nation's top dental associations want to remind young athletes to play it safe by wearing a mouth guard during recreational and organized sports this spring. Research estimates that about 2 percent of all children or adolescents who participate in sports eventually will suffer a facial injury severe enough to require medical attention. [More]

Researchers develop fluorescent sensor to identify presence of drug used to spike beverages

A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has developed the world's first fluorescent sensor to identify the presence of a drug known as GHB that is commonly used to spike beverages. When the sensor is mixed with a sample of a beverage containing GHB, the mixture changes colour in less than 30 seconds, making detection of the drug fast and easy. [More]

Researchers develop fluorescent sensor to identify presence of drug in less than 30 seconds

A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has developed the world's first fluorescent sensor to identify the presence of a drug known as GHB that is commonly used to spike beverages. [More]