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11:15 EST 12th February 2016 | BioPortfolio

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Friday 12th February 2016

Vow to impose contract means further action is “inevitable,” says ȷunior doctors’ leader

The BMA has said that further action against the government is “inevitable” after the health secretary for England’s controversial decision to impose a new contract on junior doctors.The chair of the...

The private, online GP will see you now

Increasing numbers of general practitioners now offer virtual consultations. And several private companies, such as Dr Now, Dr Morton’s, and Babylon, now offer patients remote consultations for a...

NHS “winter” pressure could become norm in summer, experts warn

The typically poorer level of performance of the NHS in England in winters will soon be normal in summer months if current trends continue, a new analysis has concluded.The study by the health...

Uber for healthcare

Is it time to reinvent the home visit? In the NHS they have been in steady decline for decades and now account for fewer than one in 25 general practitioner consultations. In the US the rate of house...

Rate of Dementia is Decreasing, Study Shows

As millions of Baby Boomers reach old age, cases of dementia were expected to spike. Last summer a bold prediction of 28 million cases of Alzheimer’s by 2050 was made at a major conference. But now a Boston University team contends that the rate of dementia cases is actually decreasing – potentially through healthier living.

Study: Neanderthal DNA May Influence Modern Depression Risk

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Viewpoints: For Sanders And Clinton, More Sparring Over Health Care; Autism As A Campaign Issue

A selection of opinions on health care from around the country.

Research Roundup: Vaccines For Children Program; Employer Health Plan Differences

Each week, KHN compiles a selection of recently released health policy studies and briefs.

State Highlights: Wis. Assembly Approves Planned Parenthood Cuts; Kan. House OKs Budget Shifting Funds Between Health Concerns

News outlets report on health issues Wisconsin, Kansas, Kentucky, California, Ohio, Nebraska, North Carolina, Massachusetts and Montana.

Baptist Health, Memorial Sloan Kettering Announce Miami Cancer Center Partnership

In more state hospital news, Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis will test patient care in its new, 21-bed neurological wing; and the recently installed New Carolinas CEO Eugene "Gene" Woods offers his thoughts on the future of health care.

Iowa Senate Approves Bill That Would Stop The Transfer Of Medicaid To Managed Care Plans

The measure, however, is not expected to get any traction in the Iowa House.

VA Stands By Limited Agent Orange Benefits Policy

Compensation has been turned down again for Navy veterans who served off the coast of Vietnam, who advocates say were exposed because their ships sucked in potentially contaminated water.

Why Eliminating Zika Mosquito Species Is ‘Guerrilla Warfare’

Because of its habits -- such as hiding at night -- the species of mosquito that carries Zika and other viruses is particularly hard to kill. Meanwhile, a research hospital in Texas has signed an agreement with Brazil to develop a vaccine, NIH officials say a vaccine might be ready to test by summer, and the CDC reports that two women who were infected while traveling have had miscarriages.

Opioid Treatment Demand Puts Strain On Limited Resources

As the nation fights an epidemic, a shortage of doctors and medication hamper the efforts. Meanwhile, Democrats on Capitol Hill are calling for more funding, but are running up against Republican resistance.

Debate Over Arming Guards At Hospitals Grows With Increasing Number Of Deadly Encounters

Health care professionals are divided over the issue as they weigh the safety of their institution and the possible harm that could befall patients. But for one man who was seeking treatment and ended up with a bullet in his chest, the answer is clear.

Medicare Providers Liable For Six Years Of Overpayments, CMS Final Rule States

The proposed rule would have required providers to report overpayments going back 10 years.

New Device Could Enable Brain Control of Exoskeletons

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UK Competition Authorities Fine GSK $54.5M

Britain's competition authority has fined drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline plc 37.6 million pounds ($54.5 million) for stalling the potential entry of generic competitors of an anti-depressant drug Seroxat into the marketplace. The fine leveled Friday is the largest since the Competition and Markets Authority's inception in 2014.

WHO now concurs, pregnant women should avoid travel to Zika-affected countries

The World Health Organization is now urging women who are pregnant to avoid travel to places where the Zika virus is spreading, if they can do so.

Pharmalot, Pharmalittle: layoffs at Aegerion, Valeant uses rare accounting tactic

Valeant Pharmaceuticals reportedly uses an accounting tactic to obscure details of its acquisitions.

EMA Accepts Application for Biosimilar Pegfilgrastim

​Sandoz, a Novartis company and the global leader in biosimilars, announced today that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has accepted their Marketing Authorization Application (MAA) for its biosimilar to Amgen's EU-licensed Neulasta (pegfilgrastim) - a long-acting recombinant human granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF). Sandoz is seeking approval for the same indication as the referen...

Brazil and U.S. University Reach Deal on Zika Vaccine

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The X-Ray Future, And Others

It’s been up for a while, but I found this essay on the future of X-ray crystallography at Chemical and Engineering News to be interesting. It was part of their “100 years of crystallography” section from August 2014, and those sort of have to end with a “Where do we go from here?” piece. Even… Read More

Capio AB (publ) Full Year Report January – December 2015

GÖTEBORG, Sweden–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Regulatory News: Capio AB (STO:CAPIO) October – December 2015 · Net sales were MSEK 3,512 (3,452). Organic sales growth was 2.7% (3.2) and total sales growth was 1.7% (5.2) · Operating result (EBITDA) was MSEK 285 (293)[1] with … Continue reading → Cet article Capio AB (publ) Full Year Report January – December 2015 es...

Zika virus may persist in semen for months, scientists say

A man's semen tested positive for Zika 62 days after the onset of his illness, providing more evidence that the virus may be transmissible through sex.


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