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https://www.governing.com/topics/health-human-services/tns-illinois-nursing-home-bill-passed.html
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Governing
The legislation mandates fines for nursing homes that don't meet minimum staffing requirements already set out in Illinois law.
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https://www.governing.com/topics/health-human-services/gov-vaccine-bill-legislation-states-disease-outbreak.html
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Governing
As once-eradicated diseases return, more and more states are debating legislation that would make it harder, or easier, for parents to not vaccinate their kids.
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https://pharmaphorum.com/views-and-analysis/marketing-for-life-science-companies-drivers-of-change/
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Pharmaphorum
Digital in itself is no longer a way for the industry to show its innovativeness and gain a competitive advantage – it should be considered as a pre-condition for staying relevant on a transformed market
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https://healthcare.utah.edu/publicaffairs/news/2019/09/vaping-cells.php
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University of Utah Health
University of Utah Health investigators have identified a previously unrecognized characteristic of a mysterious vaping-related respiratory illness that could allow doctors to definitively diagnose the nascent syndrome more quickly and provide clues into causes of the condition.
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The growing popularity of infant care apps is supporting many new parents through the trials and tribulations of raising children.
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https://www.businessinsider.com/new-depression-drug-esketamine-jnj-fda-closer-approval-2019-1
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Business Insider
Esketamine, a first-of-its-kind depression drug made by Johnson & Johnson, got a big nod on Tuesday from a group of experts convened by regulators.
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https://www.businessinsider.com/millennials-gen-x-mortality-rate-mental-health-depression-2019-11
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Business Insider
American millennials are seeing their physical and mental health decline at a faster rate than Gen X did, a Blue Cross Blue Shield study found.
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https://www.medgadget.com/2020/01/stretchy-skin-like-sensor-has-potential-in-wound-healing-and-as-wearable.html
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YouTube - Bloomberg QuickTake: Now
Microsoft just launched its new HoloLens 2 augmented reality headset. While it's not quite ready for store shelves, the device looks to be a game-changer for...
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https://singularityhub.com/2019/03/10/how-three-people-with-hiv-became-virus-free-without-drugs/#sm.001yb29jm13dsfjd103ou324mad3c
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Singularity Hub
The common denominator is that all three people received blood stem cell transplants for blood cancer. Warding off HIV was almost a lucky side-effect.
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https://cvshealth.com/thought-leadership/the-role-of--pharmacists-in-a-changing-health-care-environment
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CVS Health
Beyond filling prescriptions and ensuring patient safety, pharmacists are playing an increasingly important role in our patients’ care through medication management, preventive care screenings and counseling.
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https://www.news-medical.net/news/20181005/Researchers-receive-DoD-grant-to-test-efficacy-of-stem-cell-therapy-for-eye-injuries.aspx
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Medical News
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have received a four-year, $5.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to lead a multi-site clinical trial to test the efficacy of a stem cell-based treatment for eye injuries.
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https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/4/18293817/cybersecurity-hospitals-health-care-scan-simulation
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The Verge
Reports show that ransomware and other cyberattacks are on the rise — and health care is one of the biggest targets. Despite the rising threat, the vast majority of hospitals and physicians are unprepared to handle cybersecurity threats, even though they pose a major public health problem.
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http://www.pharmafile.com/news/519857/cancer-cells-can-be-transformed-fat-cells-study-shows
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Pharmafile
Pharmafile.com is a leading portal for the pharmaceutical industry, providing industry professionals with pharma news, jobs, events, and service company listings.
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https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/questions-risk-follow-spread-new-virus-out-china-wuhan-outbreak-pandemic-fears?i=
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Stratfor
While the disease originating in Wuhan has raised comparisons to the disruptive 2003 SARS outbreak, greater transparency and a quicker government response this time around could limit the damage.
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https://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/sex/the-male-pill-is-coming---and-its-going-to-change-everything/
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The Telegraph
Male contraception is coming.
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https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/2019/07/05/hiv-eliminated-from-animals/
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The Newdaily
In a world first, researchers have eliminated HIV-1 DNA – the virus responsible for AIDS – from the cells and organs of living animals. Human trials could In a world first, researchers have eliminated HIV-1 DNA – the virus responsible for AIDS – from the cells and organs of living animals. Human trials could begin within a year.
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https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/weed-marijuana-fastest-growing-industry-us-job-market-report-2019-3-1028039054
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Business Insider
The US added 64,389 full-time legal cannabis jobs in 2018, according to a new report. That outpaces growth in other sectors in the job market. J...
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Phages, which treat disease without the threat of antibiotic resistance, may one day cure bacterial illnesses in livestock without threatening human health.
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https://www.mddionline.com/design-news/how-will-covid-19-impact-new-tech
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MD+DI
(Image source: Adobe Stock) There’s no question at this point that the COVID-19 pandemic is going to have a major economic impact on the world. With that com
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https://www.dvm360.com/view/hot-topics-brief-cannabis-corporate-consolidation-and-telemedicine
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dvm360
Change in veterinary medicine is a given. You can embrace the evolution or not, but just be sure you’re aware of what’s trending—because your clients are sure to ask.