Health

Big-Data Analysis Points Toward New Drug Discovery Method

A research team led by scientists at UC San Francisco has developed a computational method to systematically probe massive amounts of open-access data to discover new ways to use drugs, including some that have already been approved for other uses. The method enables scientists to bypass the usual experiments in biological specimens and to instead do computational analyses, using open-access ...

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Op-Ed: The GOP health-bill team is failing. Time for new players

There’s constructive criticism and there’s effective management. But at this stage in the health insurance bill negotiations, this latest tweet from President Donald Trump is really neither: tweet A day after the election, six months ago, or maybe even six weeks ago would have been a better time for the president to send out this message… Health Care

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KKR to buy WebMD in $2.8 billion deal

Online health publisher WebMD Health said on Monday it agreed to be bought by private equity firm KKR in a deal valued at about $ 2.8 billion. The deal brings together WebMD’s websites, such as WebMD.com, Medscape.com and MedicineNet.com, and those owned by KKR unit Internet Bra… Health Care

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President Trump to deliver statement on health care on Monday

President Donald Trump is set to deliver a statement on health care at 3:15 p.m. ET on Monday, according to the White House. Trump’s statement will follow him participating “in a greeting with victims of Obamacare,” the White House said in a news release. The president offered an opinion on the state of the Republican attempt to change the U.S. ...

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Martin Shkreli trial could go to jury next week; judge slams lawyers for arguing 'like … children'

Jurors in the Martin Shkreli securities fraud trial could begin considering his fate late next week, as prosecutors indicated Friday that their case is winding down. If jurors do begin deliberations, it might be just in time given the fraying nerves that have become evident among prosecutors and defense attorneys during the long trial of the notorious “pharma bro” Shkreli. ...

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Seventh Sense promises a painless way to draw blood — we tried it, and barely felt a thing

Finding less painful and more efficient ways to draw blood is a holy grail for medical entrepreneurs. Seventh Sense Biosystems, a start-up based in Massachusetts, is among the furthest along in this quest. This year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved its TAP device for use in hemoglobin A1C testing. The company claims that its device is virtually painless, ...

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