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Health law, Medicare remain hot topics in campaign commercials

Health law, Medicare remain hot topics in campaign commercials

Politico reports that, although the health law and other related issues may not be the flashpoints they were in other recent election years, they still have muscle on the campaign trail. [More]
Complete analysis of the global mHealth market

Complete analysis of the global mHealth market

With more than 7 Billion mobile network subscriptions worldwide, the mobile communications sector is rapidly gaining traction from a diverse range of vertical sectors. Healthcare is no exception to this trend. [More]
Experts share tips on prevention of prostate cancer

Experts share tips on prevention of prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men. One in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and 233,000 new cases are diagnosed annually. [More]
Companies move to make adjustments in workers' health benefits

Companies move to make adjustments in workers' health benefits

The Washington Post reports that, while few employers are likely to stop providing employee benefits, many will likely shift costs onto workers in the form of higher out-of-pocket expenses and reduced subsidies. [More]
State highlights: Texas abortion clinic to reopen after ruling; Maine Medicaid cuts

State highlights: Texas abortion clinic to reopen after ruling; Maine Medicaid cuts

An embattled abortion clinic in McAllen, Tex., which was the last provider of abortions in the vast Rio Grande Valley when new state restrictions forced it to stop last fall, will start operating again by this weekend, its owner said Wednesday, after last week's favorable decision by a federal judge (Eckholm, 9/3). [More]
New vaccine in bid to move away from needles and syringes to skin delivery procedures

New vaccine in bid to move away from needles and syringes to skin delivery procedures

Drug delivery technologies that improve access and overall efficacy are becoming an essential part of the entire drug development process. [More]

Uniform facedown posturing unnecessary after macular hole surgery

An individualised posturing programme after macular hole surgery can significantly reduce the duration of facedown posturing without compromising outcomes, suggests research published in Retina. [More]
OneDX provides patients and physicians alike with unfettered access to medical images

OneDX provides patients and physicians alike with unfettered access to medical images

OneDX®, the mobile medical imaging management solution from The New Medical Product Server is providing patients and physicians alike with unfettered access to medical images, allowing images from Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS) and Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA) platforms to be viewed and shared from a computer or any mobile device in a snap. [More]
State highlights: Mo. drops many from Medicaid; Mich. Medicaid shift savings

State highlights: Mo. drops many from Medicaid; Mich. Medicaid shift savings

A selection of health policy stories from Texas, Missouri, Illinois, Michigan, Florida, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Minnesota. [More]
Auxilium Pharmaceuticals' total revenues decrease 17% to $83 million in Q2 2014

Auxilium Pharmaceuticals' total revenues decrease 17% to $83 million in Q2 2014

Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a fully integrated specialty biopharmaceutical company, today announced financial results for the second quarter ending June 30, 2014. The Company highlighted important corporate, commercial, regulatory and clinical development updates from the quarter. [More]
Brains of autistic kids are relatively inflexible at switching from rest to task performance

Brains of autistic kids are relatively inflexible at switching from rest to task performance

The brains of children with autism are relatively inflexible at switching from rest to task performance, according to a new brain-imaging study from the Stanford University School of Medicine. [More]

Next generation smart wallet protects identity, replaces traditional credit cards

Biometrics industry expands and becomes more influential as more consumers are turning to digital technology for online & commerce payments while seeking security comfort: NXT-ID, Inc., Google Inc., LifeLock Inc., Visa Inc., Apple Inc. and Fortinet Inc. [More]
Questions abound as two appeals courts split on legality of health law subsidies

Questions abound as two appeals courts split on legality of health law subsidies

Two U.S. courts of appeals reached different decisions regarding the issue of whether the health law's subsidies can be used by consumers shopping for health coverage on the federal exchange, because their states opted against setting up their own online insurance marketplace. [More]
First Edition: July 23, 2014

First Edition: July 23, 2014

Today's headlines include coverage and analysis of yesterday's conflicting legal decisions regarding the health law. [More]
States grapple with mental illness issues; Oregon moves closer to limiting Medicaid patients' access to new hepatitis C drugs

States grapple with mental illness issues; Oregon moves closer to limiting Medicaid patients' access to new hepatitis C drugs

The numbers, posted daily on the Cook County sheriff's website, would be alarming at an urgent care clinic, let alone a jail: On a Wednesday, 36 percent of all new arrivals report having a mental illness. On a Friday, it's 54 percent. But inside the razor wire framing the 96-acre compound, the faces and voices of the newly arrested confirm its accidental role as Chicago's treatment center of last resort for people with serious mental illnesses (Geller, 7/14). [More]
Advanced Cell Diagnostics’ in situ hybridization technology reaches two major milestones

Advanced Cell Diagnostics’ in situ hybridization technology reaches two major milestones

Advanced Cell Diagnostics Inc. (ACD), a leader in the field of molecular pathology and developer of cell and tissue-based analysis tools, has announced that its RNAscope® RNA in situ hybridization technology has reached two major milestones. In just three years, over 100 peer-reviewed papers featuring the technology have been published, and with the significant increase in use of RNAscope, ACD has now built a library of over 4000 target probes for numerous species. Probes are designed to order in under two weeks, and in just six months the library has grown by over 1500, reflecting the wide interest in ACD’s breakthrough technology. [More]

Arrowroot Capital makes $4 million investment in MedNet Solutions

MedNet Solutions, a global life sciences technology company specializing in clinical study management systems, is pleased to announce that Arrowroot Capital, a growth equity firm focused on software-as-a-service (SaaS) and Internet-based businesses, has made a $4 million investment in MedNet Solutions. [More]

Peakdale Molecular reports significant growth in demand for its medicinal chemistry services

Peakdale Molecular, a leading UK provider of medicinal chemistry and chemistry services, is celebrating its most successful year ever for revenues and earnings since the company’s inception in 1992. [More]

Is HealthCare.gov floating toward the cloud?

The Wall Street Journal reports that Amazon.com Inc.'s cloud is picking up steam in the Obama administration's attempt to revamp the federal online insurance marketplace. Meanwhile, news outlets also report on the latest developments regarding exchanges in Colorado and New Hampshire. [More]
VA to probe deaths of 18 veterans to see if delay in care played a role

VA to probe deaths of 18 veterans to see if delay in care played a role

Acting Secretary Sloan Gibson announces 18 more veterans kept off an appointment list have died. The department is expected to release more details Monday as officials appear before Congress. [More]