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Study: MS Drug Costs Nearly Triple over Seven Years, Even with Introduction of Generic

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

The cost of prescriptions for multiple sclerosis (MS) drugs nearly tripled over seven years, and the introduction of a generic version of one of the most common drugs had little overall effect on prices, according to a study published in the January 15, 2020, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Five ways to prevent back injury while shoveling snow

University of Chicago Medical Center

Orthopaedic surgeon and spine expert Srinivasu Kusuma, MD, from the University of Chicago Medicine Medical Group offers five easy tips to stay safe when shoveling snow.

Channels: Bone Health, Healthcare, Pain, Public Health,

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15-Jan-2020 3:50 PM EST
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NIH grant to improve neonatal brain injury detection using photoacoustic imaging technology

Wayne State University Division of Research

Wayne State University received a two-year, $725,000 R01 grant from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering of the National Institutes of Health for the development of a novel point-of-care 3D neonatal photoacoustic tomography (3D-nPAT) to improve the detection and measurement of hypoxic-ischemic in neonates without the need for sedation, radiation or radionuclides.

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15-Jan-2020 3:50 PM EST
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Study challenges concerns over hospital readmission reduction practices

UT Southwestern Medical Center

A UT Southwestern study is challenging concerns that a federal health policy enacted in 2012 to reduce hospital readmissions leaves patients more vulnerable.

Channels: Emergency Medicine, Government/Law, Healthcare, In the Workplace, Heart Disease,

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15-Jan-2020 2:40 PM EST
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Newswise: 2020 is the Year of the Nurse and Midwife

2020 is the Year of the Nurse and Midwife

University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared 2020 to be the Year of the Nurse and Midwife and Penn Nursing is joining in on the celebration. We want to help the public – in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and beyond – better understand the impact these professions have on health and health care.

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15-Jan-2020 2:30 PM EST
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Texas Abortion Patients’ Attempts to End Their Pregnancy on Their Own is Higher than the National Rate, New Study Finds

University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

Seven percent of Texas abortion patients in the study reported trying to self-manage abortion before coming to a clinic for services. Women cited cost and long distance to clinics as reasons for choosing to self-manage abortion.

Channels: Government/Law, Healthcare, OBGYN, Women's Health, Local - Texas, All Journal News,

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15-Jan-2020 2:20 PM EST
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Newswise: Blood Stem Cell Research

Blood Stem Cell Research

University of Delaware

A nanoparticle carrier system that could eliminate the need for bone marrow transplants, which are both expensive and difficult for patients to undergo. The University of Delaware's Emily Day, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering, is developing a platform that could treat stem cells directly without the need to remove them from the body.

Channels: AIDS and HIV, Biotech, Blood, Healthcare, Stem Cells,

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15-Jan-2020 2:05 PM EST
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Newswise: Overactive Brain Waves Trigger Essential Tremor
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Overactive Brain Waves Trigger Essential Tremor

Columbia University Irving Medical Center

The source of essential tremor—involuntary, rhythmic trembling—has been elusive, but a new study points to abnormal electrical activity in the base of the brain.

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15-Jan-2020 11:30 AM EST
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