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Endocrine Society, Insulin, Diabetes, Diabetes & Endocrinology, drug prices, drug pricing, Endocrinology

Endocrine Society Calls for Solutions Regarding Insulin Price Crisis

The Endocrine Society lauds Novo Nordisk’s recent announcement that it would limit price increases for its therapies, including insulin, and hopes that other entities in the insulin supply chain including manufacturers, pharmacy benefit managers, and insurers will also demonstrate similar restraint to address this important issue.

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Mount Sinai Health System, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Marijuana, Second Hand Smoke

Mount Sinai Researchers Find Signs of Secondhand Marijuana Smoke Exposure in Children

Children exposed to secondhand marijuana smoke show measurable amounts of the drug in their bodies, a researcher at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has found.

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c. diff, C. Difficile, infectious and emerging disease, Infectious Disease, Infectious Diseases, Beaumont Health, Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak, Diarrhea, Deadly Disease, deadly infections, Bacteria, Clostridium Difficile, Clostridium difficile infection, Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality, Vancomycin, Clinical Trial, Research, Health Care Costs

Controlling Risk of C. Diff Saves Lives, Prevents Infection and Reduces Health Care Costs

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality recently awarded a $2.4 million grant to study a theory that could prevent thousands of C. difficile infections, relapses and deaths all over the world. Beaumont Health has developed a medical animation to help illustrate the research study.

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Queen’s University Belfast Expert Leading €4m Bid to Reduce Impact of Chemicals on Long-Term Health

A Queen’s University Belfast expert is leading a €4m international initiative to investigate whether natural toxins and manmade chemicals are creating potentially dangerous mixtures that affect our natural hormones and cause major illnesses such as cancer, obesity, diabetes or infertility.

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Neal Fedarko, Peter M. Abadir, Peter Abadir, Autoantibody, Blood, Angiotensin

New Link Discovered Between Class of Rogue Autoantibodies and Poor Health Outcomes

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Results of a new study led by Johns Hopkins researchers offer new evidence for a strong link between angiotensin receptor autoantibodies and increased risk of frailty. In a report on the work, published online in the journal Circulation on Nov. 30, the team says a large class of common blood pressure drugs that target the angiotensin receptor, called angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), may help patients depending on the levels of the autoantibodies.

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Affordable Care Act (ACA), ACA, Health Insurance, health insurance coverage, Health Care, Health Care Access, Social Work

Social Work Students Prepare for White House Campus Challenge, Helping Register Uninsured for ACA

11 Creighton University social work students earn certification to help people sign up for ACA insurance

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DNA, endogenous retrovirus, Human Genome, provirus

BGSU Researcher: More Ancient Viruses Lurk in Our DNA Than We Thought

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In our recent study, we identified 19 “new” pieces of DNA — left by retroviruses that first infected our ancestors’ germlines hundreds of thousands of years ago –lurking between our own genes.

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IBD, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Widjaja, Dermot McGovern , Stephan Targan, Stephan R Targan, David Underhill

Cedars-Sinai Receives $10 Million for Pioneering Studies of Debilitating Digestive Tract Disease

Cedars-Sinai investigators in gastroenterology have been awarded $10 million by the National Institutes of Health to conclude a groundbreaking, decades-long investigation of the genetic and immunological causes of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). This is the longest IBD study of its kind funded by the NIH and the first to explore the genetic makeup of the disease.

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Influenza, flu, Vaccine, Pharmaceticals, genes

New, More Effective Strategy for Producing Flu Vaccines

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A team of researchers led by Yoshihiro Kawaoka, professor of pathobiological sciences at the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Veterinary Medicine, has developed technology that could improve the production of vaccines that protect people from influenza B.

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New Survey Shows Only Half of People Plan to Get Flu Shots This Year

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Americans are split on getting an annual flu shot, with four out of 10 having done so in the past year and around half saying they had already received or were planning to get the vaccine this year, according to new national survey data analyzed by University of Georgia researchers.

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Malaria Mystery: Researchers Find Overwhelming Evidence of Malaria’s Existence 2,000 Years Ago at the Height of the Roman Empire

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An analysis of 2,000-year-old human remains from several regions across the Italian peninsula has confirmed the presence of malaria during the Roman Empire, addressing a longstanding debate about its pervasiveness in this ancient civilization.

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New Mechanism to Control Human Viral Infections Discovered

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A team of researchers, co-led by a University of California, Riverside professor, has found a long-sought-after mechanism in human cells that creates immunity to influenza A virus, which causes annual seasonal epidemics and occasional pandemics.

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A Bacterial Aphrodisiac, Amyloids Protecting Dormant Eggs and Zika’s Cellular Damage Among Top Honor Cell Biology Picks at ASCB 201

ASCB names 10 "Novel & Newsworthy" Honor abstracts out of 1263 being presented in San Francisco, Dec. 3-7

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Anesthesia, Analgesia, zika, zika virus, Blood Transfusions, Disease, Blood Disease, Zika infection

Preventing Zika From Blood Transfusion—Steps to Reduce Transfusion Needs Will Also Lower Zika Risk

As the Zika epidemic spreads to the United States, the potential for contracting the disease via blood transfusion has emerged as a serious concern. The problem of transfusion-related Zika virus transmission—and recommended strategies to reduce that risk—are outlined in a special article in Anesthesia & Analgesia. Anesthesia & Analgesia is published by Wolters Kluwer.

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Rights, rights of persons with disabilities, global rights, Disabilities, United Nations, Public Health, global laws, global policies

Putting Fundamental Rights of Persons with Disabilities on the Map

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The WORLD Policy Analysis Center at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health produced a far-reaching analysis of countries’ efforts, since adoption of Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, to enact and address global rights, laws and policies affecting persons with disabilities.

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Today Is World AIDS Day. Find the Latest Resources and Experts on the AIDS Epidemic in the AIDS and HIV News Source

Today is World AIDS Day. Find the latest resources and experts on the AIDS epidemic in the AIDS and HIV News Source

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Lisa Maragakis, Aaron Milstone, flu, Infectious Diseases, Vaccine, Virus

’Tis the Season to Protect Yourself Against the Flu

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Flu cases are being reported in Maryland and across the country, and experts at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine expect to see numbers continue to rise. To prevent the flu, Johns Hopkins experts say everyone 6 months and older should get vaccinated against the influenza virus every year.

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Bill & Melina Gates Foundation, zika virus, DNA monoclonal antibody therapy

The Wistar Institute Awarded Nearly $9 Million to Advance Synthetic DNA Antibody-Based Therapy to Protect Against Zika Virus

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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded an $8,777,578 million grant to The Wistar Institute to create a preventative Zika therapy utilizing synthetic DNA monoclonal antibodies (dMAbs).







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