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Researchers explore brain estrogens to mitigate learning and memory problems

Researchers explore brain estrogens to mitigate learning and memory problems

New studies being launched by neurobiologist Luke Remage-Healey at the University of Massachusetts Amherst will investigate how estrogens produced in the brains of young birds enhance their ability to learn songs during a critical window during development. [More]
First diagnostic criteria proposed for Christianson Syndrome

First diagnostic criteria proposed for Christianson Syndrome

Because the severe autism-like condition Christianson Syndrome was only first reported in 1999 and some symptoms take more than a decade to appear, families and doctors urgently need fundamental information about it. A new study that doubles the number of cases now documented in the scientific literature provides the most definitive characterization of CS to date. [More]
Researchers receive $2.098 million grant to study recovery of language after stroke

Researchers receive $2.098 million grant to study recovery of language after stroke

An interdisciplinary group of researchers at the University of Arizona has been awarded a $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study language abilities in patients recovering from a stroke. [More]
NSF new program helps great ideas transition from lab to practice

NSF new program helps great ideas transition from lab to practice

A "valley of death" is well-known to entrepreneurs--the lull between government funding for research and industry support for prototypes and products. [More]
Oral Cancer and Cody Kiser partner at upcoming Snake River Stampede Rodeo

Oral Cancer and Cody Kiser partner at upcoming Snake River Stampede Rodeo

While the world of rodeo has been the realm of sponsorship by the tobacco industry for decades, The Oral Cancer Foundation today takes a stand and introduces their new spokesperson, Cody Kiser; a rodeo cowboy who will be debuting his partnership with the foundation at the upcoming Snake River Stampede Rodeo in Nampa, ID. [More]

Fact checker finds Dems' rhetoric on Hobby Lobby decision overheated

The Washington Post's Glenn Kessler says in some cases the responses from Democrats "has gotten way ahead of the facts." Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., says the House Republicans push to sue President Barack Obama has no legal merit. [More]
First Edition: July 15, 2014

First Edition: July 15, 2014

Today's headlines include news about how some states are planning to address their backlogs of new Medicaid enrollees. [More]
New rules on 'off-label' drug marketing expected

New rules on 'off-label' drug marketing expected

The FDA is reviewing what kind of data drug companies should be allowed to give doctors about off-label uses with a goal of issuing guidelines by year's end. [More]
First Edition: July 11, 2014

First Edition: July 11, 2014

Today's headlines include coverage of surveys that offer insight into how the health law is doing in terms of reducing the nation's rate of uninsurance. [More]
Medicare providers say they lose millions due to excessive audits

Medicare providers say they lose millions due to excessive audits

Health care providers say they're losing millions that are tied up in appeals because of the increasing number of Medicare audits. Meanwhile, the trade group representing family physicians complains about Congress' failure to fix Medicare's outdated physician payment formula. [More]
First Edition: July 10, 2014

First Edition: July 10, 2014

Today's headlines cover health policy headlines from the marketplace, the campaign trail and regarding the health law's implementation. [More]
Baptist Health, AFC partner to improve patient outcomes throughout Central Alabama

Baptist Health, AFC partner to improve patient outcomes throughout Central Alabama

Today, Baptist Health and American Family Care announced that they have partnered to provide primary and urgent care services throughout Central Alabama. [More]
Study identifies hearing requirements of British soldiers fighting on the frontline

Study identifies hearing requirements of British soldiers fighting on the frontline

University of Southampton researchers, with assistance from the Ministry of Defence, have conducted the first study to identify the hearing requirements of British soldiers fighting on the frontline. [More]

Mass. officials seek new option on abortion clinic safeguards; MO. gov. vetoes bill limiting abortions

Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick says he wants new legislation by the end of the month to strengthen security around clinics. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed a bill that would require women to wait 72 hours for the procedure. [More]
First Edition: July 3,2014

First Edition: July 3,2014

Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including more analysis of the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision and concerns in New York about significant insurance rate increases for 2015. [More]

Abortion issue drives campaigns

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) promises to do more to limit abortions if Republicans take control of the U.S. Senate, while Wendy Davis, the Democratic nominee for Texas governor, tried to galvanize support a year after her marathon filibuster in the state legislature against abortion restrictions. [More]
Viewpoints: Abortion rights buffer; coming 'freakout' on health law; repercussions of malaria prevention

Viewpoints: Abortion rights buffer; coming 'freakout' on health law; repercussions of malaria prevention

A Unanimous Supreme Court: Abortion Rights Lose A Buffer
Yet on Thursday the Supreme Court, in McCullen v. Coakley, struck down that law for violating the First Amendment. [More]

Supreme Court strikes down Mass. buffer zone for abortion clinics

The state had banned protesters within 35 feet of abortion clinics but the ruling by Chief Justice John Roberts said that infringed on First Amendment rights. [More]
Viewpoints: ObamaCare and economic growth; involving judiciary in political disputes

Viewpoints: ObamaCare and economic growth; involving judiciary in political disputes

Financial markets shrugged off Wednesday's punch-in-the-stomach report that first quarter GDP shrank by 2.9% on an annual basis, far more than earlier estimates and the worst quarterly decline in five years. Optimists blame the weather and point to faster growth in the current quarter, which is reasonable but still shouldn't overlook ObamaCare's role in nearly sending the economy back into recession. [More]
First Edition: June 27, 2014

First Edition: June 27, 2014

Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including reports on an HHS announcement detailing some of the marketplace enrollment plans for next fall. [More]