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Medical Tourism

Companies continue to shed retiree health coverage

McClatchy reports on this trend. Among American workers, employer-provided retiree coverage has dropped from 29 percent in 1997 to 17.7 percent in 2010.
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Chordoma Foundation grants $75,000 to support development of new mouse model for bone cancer research

The Chordoma Foundation has made a seed grant of $75,000 to Adrienne Flanagan, M.D., Ph.D., of University College, London, and her Jackson Laboratory collaborator, Mike Sasner, Ph.D., to develop a new mouse model for chordoma, a difficult-to-treat bone cancer affecting the skull and spine.
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Auxogyn signs exclusive license agreement with Merck Serono for Eeva Test

Auxogyn, Inc., a company dedicated to advancing women's reproductive health, today announced an exclusive license agreement with Merck Serono, the biopharmaceutical division of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany which operates as EMD Serono in the United States and Canada, for Auxogyn's proprietary Early Embryo Viability Assessment (Eeva) Test.
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Ketamine offers novel treatment for patients with severe depression

New data show ketamine (a drug widely used for anaesthesia and pain relief) has a rapid antidepressant effect in some patients with severe depression. The first UK study of ketamine intravenous infusions in people with treatment-resistant depression was conducted by the Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Oxford.
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Clinical Therapeutics features a special report on trans fat

Clinical Therapeutics features a special report in its March issue focusing on the science and policy leading up to the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) preliminary steps toward restricting industrially produced trans fatty acids, or trans fat, at the federal level.
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Syneron's Sublative technology receives CE Mark for effective treatment of striae, acne scars

Syneron Medical Ltd., a leading global aesthetic device company, announced today that its proprietary Sublative™ technology has received CE Mark indication for the effective treatment of striae (stretch marks) and acne scars.
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Europe's pharmaceutical research community to convene at PRO & eCOA Congress

The most progressive minds in Europe's pharmaceutical research community will convene at the PRO & eCOA Congress, Europe 3-5 June in Barcelona, Spain.
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Study: Infants are exposed to high levels of chemical emissions from crib mattresses

In a first-of-its-kind study, a team of environmental engineers from the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin found that infants are exposed to high levels of chemical emissions from crib mattresses while they sleep.
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QIAGEN launches new products for next-generation sequencing applications

QIAGEN N.V. today announced two important new product launches which address workflow challenges in next-generation sequencing (NGS) applications.
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Janssen begins Phase 3 OPTIMIST trials for treatment of chronic Genotype 1 HCV infection

Janssen R&D Ireland (Janssen) announced today that two Phase 3 trials are recruiting patients to examine the efficacy and safety of the NS3/4A protease inhibitor simeprevir in combination with the nucleotide inhibitor sofosbuvir for the treatment of chronic genotype 1 hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in treatment-naive and treatment-experienced patients with and without cirrhosis.
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Study: A record number of elderly people are completing living wills to guide end-of-life medical treatments

A record number of elderly people are completing living wills to guide end-of-life medical treatments - up from 47 percent in 2000 to 72 percent in 2010 - according to new research from the University of Michigan and the Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System.
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Ethics experts issue decision-making guidelines to aid NASA for higher risk human spaceflights

Nearly two years after the conclusion of its space shuttle program left Americans wondering what would become of the spacefaring dreams of decades past, NASA has sought the advice of health and ethics experts for protecting astronauts on its "next generation" of long duration and exploration-class human spaceflights.
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Who enrolled in health law coverage and what do they bring to the risk pool?

The final days of open enrollment were marked by a surge that helped the Obama administration clear a key milepost. But not yet known is what this population actually looks like.
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UCLA hospitals' menus now include antibiotic-free beef and chicken breasts

Patients, staff and visitors to the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica can now enjoy a healthier version of the traditional burger-and-fries lunch. The hospitals' menus now include burgers made from antibiotic-free, grass-fed beef and herb roasted potatoes, as well as antibiotic-free chicken breasts.
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TomTom releases Runner Cardio GPS sport watch with heart rate technology

TomTom today launches the Runner Cardio GPS sport watch with cutting-edge heart rate technology. The Runner Cardio has a built-in Heart Rate Monitor, eliminating the need for a separate chest strap.
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Highlights: Abortion restrictions in Mississippi, Arizona

And in Hawaii and Los Angeles, some advocacy groups are worrying about providing health insurance to migrant workers and undocumented workers.
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Fight over Medicaid expansion intensifies in Virginia, other states

The battle for the future of Medicaid in Virginia is expected to heat up, with both sides of the divide playing close attention to a proposal to expand the program through the state budget.
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BronchoGen genomic test meets primary endpoint in AEGIS-2 clinical trial

Allegro Diagnostics Corp. today announced that the AEGIS-2 clinical trial has met its primary endpoint, demonstrating that the BronchoGen genomic test improves the accuracy of lung cancer diagnosis when used in combination with bronchoscopy.
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FDA grants Fast Track designations for IV and oral formulations of Tetraphase's eravacycline

Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that the U.S. Food & Drug Administration has granted Fast Track designations for both the intravenous (IV) and oral formulations of the company's lead antibiotic candidate, eravacycline.
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Stowers team reports genome-wide analysis of genes that drive cell division in multicellular organism

​In textbooks, the grand-finale of cell division is the tug-of-war fought inside dividing cells as duplicated pairs of chromosomes get dragged in opposite directions into daughter cells.
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