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Article ID: 714514

More aggressive treatments needed to improve 5-year survival rate for glioblastoma

Mayo Clinic

Despite improvements in median and short-term survival rates for patients with glioblastoma, the most common brain tumor in adults, the percentage of patients achieving five-year survival remains low, according to new Mayo Clinic research.

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Article ID: 714429

Silver Loading and Switching: Unintended Consequences of Pulling Health Policy Levers

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

A move by the White House in 2017 – decried by many health policy analysts as an attempt to undercut the Affordable Care Act – had unanticipated consequences that improved the affordability of health insurance for Marketplace enrollees.

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17-Jun-2019 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 714653

ASA Opposes Senate HELP Surprise Medical Bills Proposal

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Today, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) announced strong opposition to the “surprise medical bill” provisions of the recently released U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee proposal, “The Lower Health Care Costs Act.” ASA supports addressing surprise medical bills using the fully vetted, real-world functioning model that works in New York state. This model protects patients and has worked effectively for physicians and insurance companies.

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19-Jun-2019 4:05 PM EDT
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Synthetic joint lubricant holds promise for osteoarthritis

Cornell University

A new type of treatment for osteoarthritis, currently in canine clinical trials, shows promise for eventual use in humans. The treatment, developed by Cornell University biomedical engineers, is a synthetic version of a naturally occurring joint lubricant that binds to the surface of cartilage in joints and acts as a cushion during high-impact activities, such as running.

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Article ID: 714484

Even People with Well-Controlled Epilepsy May Be at Risk for Sudden Death

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

People with epilepsy have a rare risk of sudden death. A new study shows that risk may apply even to people whose epilepsy is well-controlled, which is contrary to previous, smaller studies that showed the risk was highest among those with severe, difficult-to-treat epilepsy. The new study is published in the June 19, 2019, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Newswise: Huntsman Cancer Institute Research Discovery Leads to New Clinical Trial for Myelofibrosis Patients

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Huntsman Cancer Institute Research Discovery Leads to New Clinical Trial for Myelofibrosis Patients

Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah

Researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah (U of U) discovered in laboratory studies that an experimental drug called selinexor may block a crucial survival pathway exploited by myelofibrosis cells.

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19-Jun-2019 3:05 PM EDT
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Newswise: Hackensack Meridian Health Children’s Hospitals Ranked Among the Top Children’s Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report in 2019-20 Best Children’s Hospitals Rankings

Article ID: 714640

Hackensack Meridian Health Children’s Hospitals Ranked Among the Top Children’s Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report in 2019-20 Best Children’s Hospitals Rankings

Hackensack Meridian Health

Combined cancer program at Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital and K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital ranked #44 in the U.S. and Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital ranked #49 for Pediatric Neurology and Neurosurgery

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Newswise: A Trojan Horse for Fusion Disruptions

Article ID: 714248

A Trojan Horse for Fusion Disruptions

Department of Energy, Office of Science

Thin-walled diamond shells carry payloads of boron dust; the dust mitigates destructive plasma disruptions in fusion confinement systems.

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19-Jun-2019 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 714645

Deep Submersible Dives Shed Light on Rarely Explored Coral Reefs

University of Washington

A new paper examines the rarely explored coral reefs in deep water, where less than 1% of light from the surface makes it through. The research identifies how these corals are able to survive in such a dark place.

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