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The End of the Health-Care Stock Surge?

  ENLARGE   By Saumya Vaishampayan Saumya Vaishampayan The Wall Street Journal CANCEL Biography @saumvaish Updated June 21, 2015 8:19 p.m. ET 10 COMMENTS   The thriving health-care sector is starting to look too rich for some investors’ taste. Health-care companies in the S&P 500, ranging from health insurers to medical-device makers to biotechnology […]

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Hope And Hype For New Type Of Antidepressant

Two brothers – one an entrepreneur, the other a Columbia University psychiatrist – are claiming today that a new combination of experimental medicines may prevent suicidal thoughts in people with bipolar disorder. The drug, D-cycloserine, was originally developed as a treatment for tuberculosis. Now, the brothers, Jonathan (CEO) and Daniel (scientist) Javitt, have founded a […]

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Molecular Diagnostics Market Worth $8,020.1 Million By 2020: Grand View Research, Inc.

SAN FRANCISCO, June 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The global molecular diagnostics market is expected to reach USD 8,020.1 million by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. Growing demand for personalized medicine and theranostics, and the subsequent introduction of advanced cancer diagnostic technologies are expected to be key factors driving market […]

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‘Virtual reality’ treatment shows promise for alcoholism

A form of “virtual reality” therapy might help treat alcohol addiction, suggests a preliminary study from South Korea.  The study involved only 10 patients with alcohol dependence. But senior researcher Dr. Doug Hyun Han of Chung-Ang University Hospital in Seoul and colleagues think the approach might be promising, in part because it puts patients in […]

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Brainpaths: a Neurological Medical Device to stimulate the sensory cortex of the brain

LAS VEGAS, June 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Brainpaths is a BREAKTHROUGH: a Neurological Medical Device that stimulates the sensory cortex of the brain; Brainpaths Medical Device is non-powered, approved for home use and can be purchased without a prescription for under $40. Brainpaths users repeatedly trace textures on the surface of the device to stimulate […]

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U.S. CDC updates recommendation for new meningitis B vaccines

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday recommended that decisions to use new meningitis B vaccines from Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline in people aged 16 to 23 be made on an individual patient basis by physicians, the companies said, potentially paving the way for wider access to the drugs. The CDC stopped short […]

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Covidien agrees to settle some cases over transvaginal mesh devices

Medtronic Plc’s Covidien unit has agreed to settle some of the more than 11,000 claims involving its transvaginal mesh devices, which patients allege caused severe and painful side effects, according to a court filing.  The filing on Tuesday in West Virginia federal court did not disclose the amount of the settlement nor how many cases […]

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South Korea reports two more deaths in MERS outbreak bringing total to 29

South Korea’s Health Ministry reported on Thursday two more deaths in a Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) outbreak, bringing the number of fatalities to 29.  The ministry also said there was one new case confirmed taking the total to 180 in the outbreak that is the largest outside Saudi Arabia, with all the cases traced […]

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Fat Is Back: Time To Stop Limiting Dietary Fats, Experts Say

The latest version of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans – the government-sanctioned recommendations about what we should and shouldn’t eat – will include a game-changing edit: There’s no longer going to be a recommended upper limit on total fat intake. This hasn’t gotten as much press as the other big change – that cholesterol will […]

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Got Acne? Lay Off The B12, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Study

Got Acne? Lay Off The B12 Vitamin B12 tweaks how genes behave in the facial bacteria of some people who normally enjoy clear skin. The activity changes of the facial bacteria promote inflammation and lead to pimples. By shedding light on one mechanism behind B12’s role in acne, the UCLA finding may identify drug targets […]

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