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Thursday 22nd June 2017

U.S. bans fresh Brazil beef imports over safety concerns

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The United States halted imports of fresh Brazilian beef on Thursday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said, after a high percentage of shipments failed to pass safety checks.

Coronary artery disease genes influence reproduction

Working with colleagues from the US and Finland, a team led by Dr Sean Byars of Melbourne University have been looking at the evolutionary aspects of CAD and they found that it has been prevalent since at least the time of the Pharaohs. “CAD is often thought of as a modern disease, but actually atherosclerosis, or thickening of the artery walls, has been detected in Egyptian mummies, so we susp...

Relatives of people with fatty liver cirrhosis also at risk

(Reuters Health) - If a parent or sibling has cirrhosis due to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, a person's odds of having liver scarring are more than 12 times higher than for people without close relatives who have this condition, a small study fi...

Health reform: Democrats started this fire in our health care system, says Sen. Strange

Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.) said Thursday that Democrats are to blame for the health care dilemma in America.

Britax recalls over 207K infant seats due to choking hazard

Britax Child Safety is recalling over 207,000 rear-facing infant car seats because part of a clip can break and cause a choking hazard.

These 10 AI applications are poised to have the greatest impact in healthcare

The latest report from Accenture, which claims the health AI market will hit $6.6 billion by 2021, also highlights which AI applications will have the biggest near-term impact in healthcare.

Rolling sequoia: Idaho tree tied to John Muir set for move

A sequoia seedling that naturalist John Muir sent to Idaho more than a century ago and was planted in a doctor's yard has become a massive tree and an obstacle to progress.

Equal‐tailed confidence intervals for comparison of rates

Several methods are available for generating confidence intervals for rate difference, rate ratio, or odds ratio, when comparing two independent binomial proportions or Poisson (exposure‐adjusted) incidence rates. Most methods have some degree of systematic bias in one‐sided coverage, so that a nominal 95% two‐sided interval cannot be assumed to have tail probabilities of 2.5% at each end, a...

Novartis International AG: Novartis combination targeted therapy Tafinlar® + Mekinist® receives FDA approval for BRAF V600E mutant metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)

Novartis International AG / Novartis combination targeted therapy Tafinlar® + Mekinist® receives FDA approval for BRAF V600E mutant metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) . Processed and tra...

FDA approves quicker-to-administer drug for blood cancers

U.S. regulators have approved a more convenient version of a blockbuster drug for treating three common blood cancers.

Systemic lupus erythematosus: BAFF emerges from the genetic shadows

A newly identified insertion–deletion variant of the B cell activating factor (BAFF)-encoding TNFSF13B gene leads to increased levels of soluble BAFF and is associated with the development of systemic lupus erythematosus. The discovery raises a number of compelling questions for further investigation.

Systemic lupus erythematosus: The promise of PROMIS — is it ready for prime time in SLE?

Patient-reported outcomes are important predictors of morbidity and mortality. The validity and reliability of the Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) computerized adaptive tests (CATs) has been assessed in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus, but does PROMIS deliver on its promise?

Immunology: Inhibiting autophagy in dendritic cells

Elevated serum retinol-binding protein 4 levels are correlated with blood pressure in prehypertensive Chinese

Masked hypertension and effort-reward imbalance at work among 2369 white-collar workers

Government ends oversight of GM related to defective part

General Motors Co. is no longer under government supervision stemming from its defective ignition switches.

SOBI: Business Man

AMD: Novartis challenge Regeneron

Epigenetic drugs set to boost immunoncology

J&J’s global public health crowdfunding website strikes a balance between tech and social good

In addition to supporting programs in disease prevention and improving access to care in developing countries, CaringCrowd has also hosted projects raising funds for underserved populations in the U.S.

Senate health care bill is ObamaCare-plus, says Sen. Rand Paul

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Thursday the Senate Republican health care bill sounds like “ObamaCare-plus” due to the increase in spending and subsidies.

Gene therapy for spinomuscular atrophy: a biomedical advance, a missed opportunity for more equitable drug pricing

The SMA Trust: the role of a disease-focused research charity in developing treatments for SMA

Patients may buy idea of injectable meds with a little manipulation

(Reuters Health) - Patients who may be reluctant to start using an injectable medication warm to the idea when they are first offered a once-daily shot, then presented with the alternative of a once-monthly shot, a small study finds.

Atherosclerosis: Trehalose induces macrophage autophagy–lysosomal biogenesis

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