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3 Ways Insurers Can Discourage Sick From Enrolling

(ABC News/Associated Press) Aug 27, 2014 - Insurers can no longer reject customers with expensive medical conditions thanks to the health care overhaul, but there's still wiggle room for them to discourage the sickest and costliest patients from enrolling.
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Drug Represents First Potential Treatment for Common Anemia

(ASH) Aug 27, 2014 - An experimental drug designed to help regulate the blood’s iron supply shows promise as a viable first treatment for anemia of inflammation, according to results from the first human study of the treatment published online today in Blood, the Journal of the American Society of Hematology (ASH).
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GSK Gets Another US Approval for Promacta

(PharmaTimes [UK]) Aug 26, 2014 - Regulators in the USA have given another green light to GlaxoSmithKline’s Promacta, this time for a rare bone marrow disorder.
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Medicaid Payouts for Office Visits May Influence Cancer Screening: Study

(The Baltimore Sun/Reuters) Aug 26, 2014 - In states where Medicaid pays doctors higher fees for office visits, Medicaid beneficiaries are more likely to be screened for breast, cervical or colorectal cancer, according to a new study.
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WHO Urges Stiff Regulatory Curbs on E-cigarettes

(Reuters) Aug 26, 2014 - The World Health Organization (WHO) called on Tuesday for stiff regulation of electronic cigarettes as well as bans on indoor use, advertising and sales to minors, in the latest bid to control the booming new market.
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Your September Biotech Back-to-School Calendar

(TheStreet) Aug 26, 2014 - The biotech sector hews close to an academic calendar and September marks the start of the busy, event-filled push into the end of the year.
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ViiV Gets FDA Green Light for HIV Triple Combo

(PharmaTimes [UK]) Aug 25, 2014 - ViiV Healthcare has received the green light from US regulators for its HIV triple combination treatment Triumeq.
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No Biotech Copycat Drug Lift Off Before 2017: Novartis CEO

(Reuters) Aug 25, 2014 - Swiss drugmaker Novartis AG does not expect copycat versions of biotech drugs to play an important role in the healthcare system for another three to five years, its chief executive said on Monday.
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Former FDA Head Says Biotech Business Model 'Is Basically Falling Apart'

(Albany Business Review/Health Care Inc. blog) Aug 25, 2014 - A former head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says the agency is holding back, rather than encouraging, the creation of groundbreaking new drugs.
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Physicians Losing Money by Not Using Electronic Transactions

(Medscape Medical News) Aug 26, 2014 - Physicians and other healthcare providers continue to underutilize electronic transactions that could save them billions of dollars.
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Estée Lauder to Weave Pink Ribbons Through the Internet

(New York Times) Aug 25, 2014 - Estée Lauder brands are expanding their annual breast-cancer awareness campaign, becoming a year-round push with an increased social media presence.
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Lovelace Partners With Hematology Oncology Associates of New Mexico

(Albuquerque Business First) Aug 25, 2014 - Lovelace Health System will partner with Hematology Oncology Associates of New Mexico as it works to fill gaps in its cancer treatment program.
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Hutchinson Clinic Audit: Cancer Doctor 'Unnecessarily' Treated Patients

(InsuranceNewsNet.com/The Wichita Eagle [Wichita, Kan.]) Aug 25, 2014 - It was 2010, and Rank went to the Hutchinson Clinic to see oncologist Mark Fesen. Fesen told her she needed to start chemotherapy immediately, said Rank, who was 66.
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MELA Sciences Collaborates With Columbia University Imaging Experts

(CNN Money) Aug 26, 2014 - Columbia team to explore potential next generation MelaFind enhancements.
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New Guideline Addresses Management of Focal Liver Lesions

(Medscape Medical News) Aug 25, 2014 - The American College of Gastroenterology has issued a new, evidence-based guideline on the diagnosis and management of focal liver lesions (FLLs), published online August 19 in the American Journal of Gastroenterology.
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New Imaging Guidelines Recommend PET-CT Over CT Alone in Lymphoma

(Medscape Medical News/Reuters Health) Aug 21, 2014 - PET-CT is taking center stage in a new consensus statement from the International Conference on Malignant Lymphomas Imaging Working Group.
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U.S. Has Seen Widespread Adoption of Robot-Assisted Cancer Surgery to Remove the Prostate

(Wiley) Aug 26, 2014 - A new study found widespread adoption of robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) in the U.S., with costs decreasing over time.
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Adolescents Who Use E-cigarettes Much More Likely to Try Tobacco, CDC Says

(Washington Post/To Your Health blog) Aug 25, 2014 - The morass of conflicting information about e-cigarettes and tobacco use grew deeper Monday, when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a new study showing that adolescents who vape say they are much more likely to smoke conventional cigarettes.
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Hospital Admission Day Tied to Outcomes for Children With Leukemia

(MSN Healthy Living/HealthDay News) Aug 25, 2014 - Children with newly diagnosed leukemia who are admitted to the hospital on weekends have a longer hospital stay, wait longer to start chemotherapy and are more likely to suffer respiratory failure than those admitted on weekdays, a new study finds.
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Scientists Uncover Navigation System Used by Cancer, Nerve Cells

(Duke Today) Aug 25, 2014 - Duke University researchers have found a ”roving detection system” on the surface of cells that may point to new ways of treating diseases like cancer, Parkinson's disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
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Cancer Leaves a Common Fingerprint on DNA

(Johns Hopkins Medicine) Aug 26, 2014 - Chemical alterations to genes appear key to tumor development.
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New Biomarker Highly Promising for Predicting Breast Cancer Outcomes

(American Society for Microbiology) Aug 25, 2014 – A protein named p66ShcA shows promise as a biomarker to identify breast cancers with poor prognoses, according to research published ahead of print in the journal Molecular and Cellular Biology.
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UA Discovery Shows Curcumin Blocks the Metastasis of Colon Cancer by a Novel Mechanism

(University of Arizona) Aug 26, 2014 - A team of researchers led by the University of Arizona Steele Children’s Research Center discovered that curcumin—the bioactive molecule derived from the spice turmeric—blocks the protein cortactin in colon cancer.
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No Link Found Between Diverticular Disease, Cancer

(HCPLive.com/HealthDay News) Aug 25, 2014 - Colonic diverticular disease does not appear to be linked to an increased risk of subsequent colorectal cancer (CRC), according to research published in the August issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
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RNA Sequence Could Help Doctors to Tailor Unique Prostate Cancer Treatment Programs

(Science Codex) Aug 26, 2014 - Sequencing RNA, not just DNA, could help doctors predict how prostate cancer tumors will respond to treatment, according to research published in the open access journal Genome Biology.
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