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October 17

Progressive scarring of lungs leaves patients short of breath
British research focused on the role of enzymes in bacteria
Top-line results released in NIH-funded comparison of effectiveness
Studies will prepare vaccine candidate for clinical trials

October 16

New data support efficacy of chimeric antigen receptor therapy
Longer period might be needed to prevent virus spread, expert says
Medications and nonpharmacologic recommendations graded

October 15

Replaceable device allows urination without catheterization
Novel antipsychotic and improved rescue therapy take center stage by 2023
Additional exposures were expected, agency says

October 14

Soliris takes the prize at nearly $537,000 per year
Modified sulfonylurea stimulates insulin release
Drug’s effect on weight change, sexual function similar to that of placebo
Approval decision expected in April 2015

October 13

Drug’s effect on weight change, sexual function similar to that of placebo

October 13

Living-cell bioformulation fails to provide significant improvement
Health care worker is first to develop disease in U.S.
Harvard discovery could help prevent clotting and infections
Certain patients with genotype-1 infections need just 8 weeks of treatment

October 12

Health care worker is first to develop disease in U.S.
Harvard discovery could help prevent clotting and infections
Living-cell bioformulation fails to provide significant improvement

October 10

Array of genetic defects thwart targeted treatments
Author identifies financial constraints on antibiotic research

October 8

Symptoms and severity of the illness are frightening, expert admits
Oral nucleotide analog demonstrates antiviral activity

October 7

Potential treatment covers all five viral species
Switching of currently treated patients is likely to be limited
Dopamine antagonist reduces post-op nausea & vomiting
Authors find over-use of broad-spectrum agents

October 6

Liberian man in Texas still in critical condition
Method could serve as biomarker in early diagnosis, authors say
Authors look at ethnically and linguistically diverse populations

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What is population health? Start with this: 85% of a population’s well-being is due to factors outside of quality of care, says David B. Nash, MD, MBA, the founding dean of the Jefferson School of Population Health at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. “Population health is all about what goes on outside of the four walls of the hospital or the four walls of the doctor’s office.” Watch the full interview with Dr. Nash or read the edited transcript.

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