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Officials issue response plan, travel alert over Ebola

West Africa's worsening Ebola outbreak prompted announcements today that the World Health Organization and its partners, including the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are stepping up efforts to battle the disease.The CDC also issued ... [Published Centre For Infectious Disease Research and Policy - 3 mins ago]
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 3 reports

Target Names New CEO

Target named PepsiCo executive Brian Cornell as its newest chief executive officer (CEO).  He replaces interim CEO John Mulligan, who stepped in when Gregg Steinhafel resigned this spring.Besides working at PepsiCo, Cornell also previously served as CEO ... [Published Happi - 10 hours ago]
First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 3 reports

Community Health Systems Inc reaffirms FY 2014 guidance

Community Health Systems Inc:Expects FY 2014 net operating revenues less provision for bad debts in the range of $19.000 bln to $19.800 bln.Expects FY 2014 adjusted EBITDA in the range of $2.825 bln to $2.975 bln.FY 2014 revenue of $19.126 bln and EBITDA ... [Published Reuters - 4 hours ago]
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 3 reports

HHS shows how diabetes adds up

Share this article: Diabetes can be a business opportunity for a pharmaceutical company—but it can also be a drag on the economy if looking at state health costs. A report released by the Department of Health and Human Services Thursday shows why. The ... [Published Medical Marketing And Media - 5 hours ago]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated 6 hours ago - 10 reports

Ethicon pulls morcellators off the market, citing ‘uncertain’ risk-benefit

Ethicon has initiated a worldwide withdrawal of the company’s morcellation devices because of the uncertainty over the risk-benefit profile of these devices when used in hysterectomies and... ... [Published Oncology Report - 6 hours ago]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated 6 hours ago - 4 reports

Study: EHRs 'double-edged sword' due to privacy concerns

EHR use might prevent patients from sharing all relevant information thanks to privacy and security concerns, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA).The researchers, from the University of ... [Published HealthImaging - 6 hours ago]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated 8 hours ago - 20 reports

GAO: Trainwreck Resulted From Obama Admin Incompetence

Well, yeah . Obviously. But to hear the administration tell it, all those migrane-inducing rollout, er, hiccups ought to be laid at the feet of the private contractors who screwed everything up. Remember this ?A week after the contractors who built ... [Published Town Hall - 8 hours ago]
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 4 reports

Fresenius SE & Co KGaA raises FY 2014 sales outlook; confirms FY 2014 net income guidance

Fresenius SE & Co KGaA:Raises its FY 2014 sales outlook following acquisitions at Fresenius Medical Care, and expects sales to increase by 14 pct to 16 pct in constant currency.Says previously, it expected sales growth of 12 pct to 15 pct.Confirms fully ... [Published Reuters - 15 hours ago]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated 10 hours ago - 8 reports

Reforming the Financing and Governance of GME

Several recent reports have highlighted the mismatch between the health needs of the U.S. population and the specialty distribution of newly trained physicians, the continuing geographic maldistribution of physicians within the country, inadequate diversity ... [Published New England Journal of Medicine - 12 hours ago]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated 13 hours ago - 5 reports

CA makes significant progress in enrolling previously uninsured, survey finds

A significant portion of previously uninsured Californians gained medical coverage through the nation's health care law – about six in 10 during the state's first open enrollment, according to a survey released Wednesday. All told, about 3.4 million people ... [Published Health Leaders - 13 hours ago]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated 18 hours ago - 7 reports

NHS England issues genomics tender

NHS England has issued an invitation to tender for organisations wanting to become genomic centres for its project to sequence 100,000 genomes.The project, which was launched by health secretary Jeremy Hunt in June last year, will sequence human genomes ... [Published E-Health Insider - Jul 31 2014]
Entities: Genomics, NHS, England, Genome
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 6 reports

Public Health News Roundup: July 30

U.S. Surgeon General Issues ‘Call to Action’ Warning on Tanning and Skin CancerThe U.S. Surgeon General has released the office’s first Call to Action on the dangers of tanning as it relates to skin cancer, which the Surgeon General called a “major public ... [Published RWJF - Jul 30 2014]


Cotton concludes, "It is time to move past the fear created by the events of September 2001. We should suspend all research at BSL-4 laboratories until a thorough review of the CDC accidents can be completed. For the future, greatly limiting the number of BSL-3 and BSL-4 laboratories would probably better enable us to ensure their safety. We must contain the terror within."
"The countries have identified what they need, and WHO is reaching out to the international community to drive the response plan forward" she said in a statement
"CHIP is critical for ensuring health insurance coverage for millions of children is affordable and accessible," said Ranking Member Waxman. "Without it, many children could lose coverage. Our legislation provides states with the certainty of an additional four years of funding, ensuring there are no disruptions to children's coverage, and provides important flexibilities to further streamline states' CHIP programs."
..." He said EDAP's pooled estimate of data from the literature was weighted rather than a raw average, adding that this was a post-hoc analysis "only in the sense that it was after the original study had begun" pointing out that the analysis was formulated before data collection had commenced

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