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Uncontrollable sweating of hyperhidrosis can have serious impact on person

Uncontrollable sweating of hyperhidrosis can have serious impact on person

Sweating is a natural function of the body to cool it down during physical exertion or from a warm environment or to even help cope with emotional situations. [More]

Experts must develop preventative strategies for drug-related morbidity, says researcher

Twelve percent of adults in Sweden have diseases related to their use of medicines. But in four cases of ten it would have been possible to avoid the undesired effects. [More]

Stronger incentives for medical innovators can reduce health care spending, say researchers

To help rein in massive health care spending, a new RAND study concludes that U.S. policy makers should urgently find ways to incentivize pharmaceutical companies and device makers to develop products that produce more value. [More]
State highlights: Tenn. may send addicted moms to jail; Hawaii autism coverage; Florida medical marijuana

State highlights: Tenn. may send addicted moms to jail; Hawaii autism coverage; Florida medical marijuana

Pregnant women addicted to illegal narcotics or prescription pain pills could soon be jailed in Tennessee under a bill awaiting the governor's signature. [More]

Detailing the winners: Which insurers scored the most health exchanges sign-ups

In California, it was Anthem Blue Cross, while Kaiser Permanente, Rocky Mountain Health Plans and the Colorado HealthOP appeared to fare well through that state's online insurance marketplace. Meanwhile, reports also track how the small business exchanges did in Rhode Island and Connecticut. [More]

The trials and tribulations of the health law's expanded health insurance coverage

News outlets report how, as the overhaul "chips away" at the nation's number of people without insurance, the law's solutions to the problem often come with challenges of their own. [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]

Study: Added benefit of turoctocog alfa is not proven

Turoctocog alfa (trade name: NovoEight) has been approved since November 2013 for the prevention and treatment of bleeding in patients with haemophilia A. [More]

AMP releases report on recommendations for molecular diagnostics curriculum

The Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) released a report today in The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics on recommendations for a molecular diagnostics curriculum at both the baccalaureate and master's levels of education. [More]

Novartis to buy Glaxosmithkline's oncology unit

The deal, worth billions, will also see Novartis sell its vaccines unit to Glaxo and partner with Glaxo on their consumer divisions. Novartis also said it will sell its animal health division to Eli Lily. [More]

21 European cities emerge as final contenders in Bloomberg Philanthropies' Mayors Challenge

Bloomberg Philanthropies today revealed the 21 European cities that have emerged as final contenders in its 2013-2014 Mayors Challenge, a competition to inspire cities to generate innovative ideas that solve major challenges and improve city life, and that ultimately can spread to other cities. [More]

Biting into whole foods can make children rowdy

There's a new secret to get your child to behave at the dinner table-cut up their food and they'll relax. A new Cornell study published in Eating Behaviors, found that when 6-10 year old children ate foods they had to bite with their front teeth- such as drumsticks, whole apples, or corn on the cob- they were rowdier than when these foods had been cut. [More]

Polls offer competing visions of electorate's views on health law

A Fox poll finds more than half of voters are inclined to support candidates that oppose the health overhaul, but Democrats say that other polls show a band of independent voters who may not like the law but don't want it repealed. [More]

New study explores how fitness industry in many ways resembles that of fast food

Visit a typical gym and you will encounter a highly standardised notion of what the human body should look like and how much it should weigh. This strictly controlled body ideal is spread across the world by large actors in the fitness industry. [More]

STEM-Pharma delivers evidence-based recommendations on pharmaceutical growth in emerging markets

STEM-Pharma is a management consulting firm specialized in healthcare and pharmaceutical market intelligence. The company delivers evidence-based recommendations on pharmaceutical growth opportunities in emerging markets. [More]
OncoSec to present update of data from Phase 2 melanoma study at ASCO Annual Meeting

OncoSec to present update of data from Phase 2 melanoma study at ASCO Annual Meeting

OncoSec Medical Inc., a company developing its ImmunoPulse DNA-based immunotherapy to treat solid tumors, will present an update of data from their Phase 2 melanoma study at the American Society of Clinical Oncology's 50th Annual Meeting, taking place May 30-June 3, 2014, at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. [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]

Researchers examine direct impact of fiscal austerity on suicide rates in Greece

The effect of economic cuts on debt ravaged Greece included a dramatic rise in the number of men committing suicide, according to new research. [More]

GNYHA Services, Essensa incorporate MedSnap ID into technology product portfolio

GNYHA Services, Inc. and Essensa, Inc., leading group purchasing organizations serving acute care, alternate care, and non-healthcare markets, have added MedSnap ID to their portfolio of technology offerings. [More]
Lifespan receives 2013 "Best Practice" award for improving employees’ health

Lifespan receives 2013 "Best Practice" award for improving employees’ health

The New England Employee Benefits Council named Lifespan, Rhode Island's largest health system, as a recipient of the 2013 "Best Practice" award, presented annually to the companies exhibiting novel, innovative, and impactful strategies in employee benefits. [More]