KIT National Center for Efficacy Evaluation of Respiratory Disease one step further toward healthy respiratory organs

IMAGE: KIT NCER researcher is using a Visual Instillobot. Visual Instillobot is replacement test equipment for performing toxicity inhalation. view more  Credit: KIT NCER The Korea Institute of Toxicology (KIT·Chief Dr. Song, Chang-woo) National Center for Efficacy Evaluation of Respiratory Disease Product (NCER·Chief Dr. Lee, Kyu-hong) obtained on January 10 the final decision from the Ministry…

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nTIDE January 2019 Jobs Report: Job numbers hold steady for Americans with disabilities

IMAGE: Infographic compares the January 2019 economic indicators for people with and without disabilities, showing flat numbers for people with disabilities, and increases for people without disabilities. view more  Credit: Kessler Foundation East Hanover, NJ – February 1, 2019 – Economic indicators for Americans with disabilities were flat in January, while those for people without disabilities…

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Study predicts worsening of overdose crisis, limits of focusing on prescription opioids

A study from investigators at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Institute for Technology Assessment projects that the opioid overdose epidemic in the U.S. is likely to increase in coming years, and that measures based on restricting access to prescription opioids will have a minimal impact in reducing overdose deaths. In their report published in JAMA…

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The future of minority health and health disparities research is here

IMAGE: AJPH special issue focuses on the future of minority health and health disparities research. view more  Health disparities have persisted, despite extensive research and a decades-long mandate to eliminate them. Thus, the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) led a National Institutes of Health-wide, two-year science visioning process to chart a new…

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No sweat? That’s an issue for home-schooled children

IMAGE: Rice University researchers have reported that children schooled at home may not get enough exercise even if they participate in organized sports and physical activities. From left, lecturers Cassandra Diep,… view more  Parents who home-school their children may think putting them into organized sports and physical activities keeps them fit, but Rice University researchers say…

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Access to human big data to accelerate research and improve patient care

Registered researchers will have rapid access to an “unprecedented scale” of clinical research data through the new Common Infrastructure for National Cohorts in Europe, Canada and Africa (CINECA), launched today. Simon Fraser University professor Fiona Brinkman, the initiative’s Canadian lead, says the project will not only accelerate disease research but will also help to advance…

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60+ health care groups urge CMS to maintain coverage for medically necessary cancer testing

WASHINGTON, DC – February 1, 2019 – Leading health care companies and organizations representing patients, providers, academic medical centers, laboratories, and diagnostic manufacturers urged the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to revise its interpretation of the National Coverage Determination (NCD) for Next Generation Sequencing (NGS). In a letter to CMS Administrator Seema Verma,…

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