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Thursday 28th August 2014

Human tests of GSK Ebola vaccine to start soon in UK

Human tests of GSK Ebola vaccine to start soon in UK

UPDATE 1-U.S. officials approve Pennsylvania Medicaid waiver program

Aug 28 (Reuters) - Federal officials approved Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett's plan to use federal funds to pay for private health insurance coverage for up to 600,000 residents, the governor said on Thursday.

UK assessment of vaccines flawed, says Novartis' John Porter

UK assessment of vaccines flawed, says Novartis' John Porter

Trimming pounds may cut health costs for diabetics

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Overweight adults with diabetes who lost weight and kept it off lowered their average annual health care costs by more than $500, suggests a new study.

Parents' Fights May Strain Bonds With Their Kids

THURSDAY, Aug. 28, 2014 -- Arguments between parents may damage their relationships with their children, a new study indicates. Parents in more than 200 families were asked to make daily diary entries for 15 days. At the end of each day, mothers and....

In race for bigger margins, drug makers willing to lose the India "advantage"

MUMBAI, Aug 29 (Reuters) - Indian drugmakers are fleeing a regulatory morass at home and moving some research and development to Europe and the United States as try to boost margins by producing high-value drugs.

U.S. officials approve Pennsylvania Medicaid waiver program

Aug 28 (Reuters) - Federal officials have approved Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett's plan to use federal funds to pay for private health insurance coverage for up to 600,000 residents, the governor said on Thursday.

Prestige Brands gets U.S. antitrust approval to buy Insight with divestiture

WASHINGTON, Aug 28 (Reuters) - Prestige Brands Holdings Inc , which markets and distributes healthcare and cleaning products, has won U.S. antitrust approval to buy Insight Pharmaceuticals Corp on condition that it divest a motion-sickness drug, the...

Less Sleep in Teen Years Tied to More Pounds at 21

THURSDAY, Aug. 28, 2014 -- Lack of sleep not only puts teens at risk for poor grades, it also puts them at increased risk for obesity, researchers warn. The study authors analyzed data collected from more than 10,000 Americans when they were aged...

SF Biotech Firm Sparsa Inc. to Develop Houston Methodist Technology

Houston Methodist and San Francisco-based Sparsa Inc. have entered into an agreement to develop technology invented by Houston Methodist Research Institute scientists Lidong Qin, Ph.D., and Yujun Song, Ph.D., that quickly and cheaply measures the...

Most U.S. Babies Get Their Vaccines: CDC

THURSDAY, Aug. 28, 2014 -- The vast majority of American babies are getting the vaccines they need to protect them from serious illnesses, federal health officials said Thursday. More than 90 percent of children are getting the vaccines that...

Computer Software and Mathematical Theory to Improve Imaging Systems

Advances in image processing algorithms strengthen ties between ophthalmology and engineeringRead more about Computer Software and Mathematical Theory to Improve Imaging SystemsComments

WRAPUP 3-West Africa Ebola outbreak could infect 20,000 people, WHO says

* Air service suspension threatens aid operation - WHO (Adds Liberian president)

Hand sanitizer may spare travelers illness abroad: survey

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In a French survey of travelers to countries where diarrheal illnesses are common, the people who used hand sanitizer while abroad were half as likely to have their trips spoiled by a bout with Montezuma’s revenge.

Correctional Nurse, Kayla D. Tranbarger, RN, ACA-N, Revered for her Outstanding Performance in Her Challenging Field in Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare

The International Nurses Association and Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare proudly announce the addition of Kayla D. Tranbarger, RN, ACA-N , as a towering figure of the nursing community of Kansas. Equipped with 7 years of experience in the healthcare...

White House says technology policy aide Park to take new role

WASHINGTON, Aug 28 (Reuters) - The White House announced on Thursday that Todd Park, a technology and innovation policy adviser to President Barack Obama, is relocating to California to advise the president on technology from there.

Gene studies of Ebola in Sierra Leone show virus is mutating fast

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Genetic studies of some of the earliest Ebola cases in Sierra Leone reveal more than 300 genetic changes in the virus as it leapt from person to person, changes that could blunt the effectiveness of diagnostic tests and experiment...

Quantum Physics Enables Revolutionary Imaging Method

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With high blood pressure, light to moderate drinking may protect heart

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Drinking alcohol has been tied in the past to a higher risk of high blood pressure, but in a new analysis of past studies, researchers found that a drink or two a day seemed to protect even those with hypertension from h...

Confidence intervals for the difference between independent binomial proportions: comparison using a graphical approach and moving averages

This paper uses graphical methods to illustrate and compare the coverage properties of a number of methods for calculating confidence intervals for the difference between two independent binomial proportions. We investigate both small‐sample and la...

Fungal vaccine developer Biothera wins SBIR support for preclinical work in infection prevention

US-based biotechnology company Biothera said Wednesday it had received a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the National Institute of Health (NIH), worth USD 150,000 (EUR 113,600), to support...

Electrical Pulses to Scalp May Boost Memory: Study

THURSDAY, Aug. 28, 2014 -- Scientists have found that sending electrical currents through the scalp to a specific network of brain structures can enhance people's memories, for up to a day. In a small study of healthy young adults, researchers used.....

Gene Research Yields Insights Into Ebola Virus

THURSDAY, Aug. 28, 2014 -- Genetic research performed during the early days of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has given scientists unprecedented insight into how the virus mutates and spreads. Researchers report in the Aug. 28 online issue of...

U.S. infant vaccination rates high, timeliness a concern: CDC

ATLANTA (Reuters) - U.S. infant vaccination rates for diseases such as measles, mumps and rubella increased or remained stable at high levels in 2013, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday.

U.S. infant vaccination rates high, timeliness a concern -CDC

ATLANTA, Aug 28 (Reuters) - U.S. infant vaccination rates for diseases such as measles, mumps and rubella increased or remained stable at high levels in 2013, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday.


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