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Sunday 25th September 2016

Presidential Debate: Here's How Clinton and Trump Healthcare Policies Could Affect Your Portfolio

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Limited Number of Canned Vegetable Products, Primarily Non-Retail, Recalled for Possible Allergen Risk

Sager Creek Foods, Inc. of Walnut Creek, CA a subsidiary of Del Monte Foods, Inc., announced a recall of approximately 15,000 shipped cases of FIELD PEAS WITH SNAPS and GREEN BEAN PRODUCTS, primarily non-retail, which may have the potential for trace amounts of shellfish contamination. A customer alerted Sager Creek to the incident.

Have the flu? Tweet it. Diarrhea? Review it. Help identify outbreaks.

When it comes to social media, oversharing is the new norm. When #flu season comes around, everyone on Twitter becomes inundated with talk of runny noses, strangers sneezing on their morning commute bus ride, and avoidance of the airport. People update their statuses on their interactions, frustrations, struggles and even locations. When a friend is […]

As Clinton-Trump Debate Looms, It's Drug Prices, Not Obamacare, Taking Stage

The pharmaceutical industry could be a target of both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in Monday night's first 2016 presidential debate at Hofstra University in New York.

Extend the smoking ban

The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) is supporting renewed calls from the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) for the extension of smoking exclusion zones. The CIEH is calling for smoking to be banned in places where children play or learn, including parks, playgrounds and local markets – backed by majority public support for […] The post Extend the smoking ban appeare...

Doctor, take that patient’s call

As rheumatologists, we pride ourselves on spending time with our patients, listening to their problems and their family’s problems, and answering all of their questions. Whenever my husband and I run into a patient of mine on the street, they always tell him that I am the best doctor ever. In spite of these accolades, […]

Physician parents, physician children. Why?

Upon starting medical school, I remember feeling amazed to learn just how many of my classmates had physician parents. I felt like I was in the minority, not having any family members of my own who were doctors. This made me realize: Physician parents tend to breed physician children. But why? I soon discovered that the answer […]

Saturday 24th September 2016

Valeant Pharmaceuticals: How Much Downside?

Teva: Buy For Today's Value And Tomorrow's Growth

Thermo Fisher Scientific Continues To Hook Deals

Kiwi Care Package Company Recalls Wattie’s Canned Spaghetti With Sausage Products Distributed Without Benefit Of Import Inspection

Kiwi Care Package Company, a South Tahoe, Calif., establishment, is recalling approximately 90 pounds of Wattie’s canned spaghetti with sausage that was not presented at the U.S. point of entry for inspection and was received from a New Zealand establishment that was not eligible to export product to the U.S.

Fibromyalgia: Medicine’s F-word

On my last day of internal medicine residency, as I finished my senior grand rounds presentation, I “came out” to my colleagues and confessed the deep dark secret I had been hiding since medical school: I have fibromyalgia. A few jaws literally dropped, and there was an awkward silence, then polite applause. Afterwards several of […]

Why psychology lost its soul - science replaced it

Many people today believe they possess a soul. While conceptions of the soul differ, many would describe it as an “invisible force that appears to animate us”. read more

Big data equals big challenges for prostate cancer

The term “big data” is a favorite mantra of health care today. Big data sets are starting to drive much of what is done in medicine including directing research, drug development, clinical pathways, insurance coverage and public opinion. The official definition of “big data” in health care is subject to interpretation by different sources. One […]

European Biotech Week

Unravel the mysteries of the revolutionary biotech science during a week−long celebration across Europe. More than 100 activities will take place in 16 European countries, including round table discussions, running races, competitions, hands-on experiments, open doors, theatrical performances and social media campaigns. Check out what’s happening near you between September 26 and October ...

Fórum „Zdravá Čína 2016 o biotechnologických inovacích, konané v Dalianu

„Zdravá Čína" se stává národní strategií a poskytuje velkou příležitost pro průmysl přesné medicíny. Obchodní společnosti by podle přísloví, že „ke kování železa je potřeba Read more...

Drugs that activate this novel stress response pathway, which they call the mitochondrial-to-cytosolic stress response, protected both nematodes and cultured human cells with Huntington´s disease from protein-folding damage.

Can some types of fat protect us from brain disease? Drugs that activate this novel stress response pathway, which they call the mitochondrial-to-cytosolic stress response, protected both nematodes and cultured human cells with Huntington´s disease from protein-folding damage. Reporter: Aviva Lev-Ari, PhD, RN   “Maybe there is a way to use one drug to alter […]

The yoga of surgery

Early on a random Tuesday morning, I walked into the burn unit and found my 87-year-old patient, Mr. Gray, in septic shock. While Mr. Gray’s burn injury was small by our standards, it appeared that the sequelae of the injury might prove fatal. I called Mr. Gray’s wife to obtain consent for a vascular catheter […]

News digest – Microsoft, Chan and Zuckerberg take on disease, fitness trackers, obesity in Scotland and… turmeric?

Science blog The tech and health worlds collided this week as software giant Microsoft launched ambitious plans to apply its computer skills to cancer research. And if you ignore the somewhat over-the-top claim that they’ll ‘solve’ cancer ‘in the next 10 years’, there is some fascinating and potentially transformational research they have planned. Wired has the details, and here’s a...

Adams Farm Slaughterhouse Recalls Beef, Veal, And Bison Products Due To Possible E. Coli O157:H7 Adulteration

Adams Farm Slaughterhouse, LLC, an Athol, Mass., establishment, is recalling beef, veal, and Bison products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

MKSAP: 68-year-old woman with gradually progressive abdominal distention

Test your medicine knowledge with the MKSAP challenge, in partnership with the American College of Physicians. A 68-year-old woman is evaluated for a 3-month history of gradually progressive abdominal distention. Her medical history is notable for a 20-year history of obesity, type 2 diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidemia, and hypertension. She also has had a 10-year history of elevation […]

Friday 23rd September 2016

Major Review: Prothena's PRX002 and Misfolded Protein Treatments for Parkinson's Disease

Purpose This report summarizes the misfolded protein hypothesis for Parkinson’s disease. In particular, it describes Prothena (PRTA) and its Parkinson’s drug, PRX002, within the competitive ecosystem for such treatments. In doing so, it points out certain competitors that might impact Prothena’s valuation. The Parkinson’s treatment area has been frustratingly arid. For companies that have ...

Alnylam Reports Positive Initial Results from Ongoing Phase 1/2 Study of ALN-GO1, an ...


Double Dose of Pesticides Stops Zika Mosquitoes

Two types of pesticides were needed to kill both Zika-carrying adult mosquitoes and their larvae in Florida, the CDC reported.

AGENDA for Powering Precision Health (PPH) with Science, 9/26/2016, Cambridge Marriott Hotel, Cambridge, MA

AGENDA for Powering Precision Health (PPH) with Science, 9/26/2016, Cambridge Marriott Hotel, Cambridge, MA Reporter: Aviva Lev-Ari, PhD, RN Boston Marriott Cambridge – September 26, 2016 7:00-8:15         Coffee & Registration 8:30-9:30         Opening                          Kevin Hrusovsky                 […]

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