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Emergency Zika Response Has a $1.8 Billion Price Tag
In the wake of the World Health Organization (WHO) declaring a global public health emergency regarding the Zika virus, President Barack Obama is asking Congress for $1.8 billion for ongoing efforts.
A digital health application can facilitate early detection and treatment of symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbations
A new analysis of cohort study data estimates the average annual cost of caring for children with chronic pancreatitis or acute recurrent pancreatitis in the US now approaches $50,000.
The European Commission has approved expanded use of a Bristol-Myers Squibb hepatitis C drug to include patient populations with decompensated cirrhosis, HIV-1 coinfection and post-liver transplant recurrence of the virus.
The Zika virus has been making headlines, and now there are reports of multiple diagnoses in Florida, prompting calls for emergency.
A whopping 22 million people worldwide have Type 1 diabetes. Insulin therapy, while necessary, is associated with more than 40 hypoglycemic episodes annually for the average T1DM patient, and can lead to weight gain, which increases cardiovascular risks. A recent study looked at whether non-insulin therapy could also help treat this patient population
Cushing’s disease, caused by excessive adrenocorticotropic hormone production from a pituitary adenoma, is rare and can be difficult for non-endocrinologists to diagnose. As it can cause other serious conditions getting a diagnosis as quickly as possible can be critical for the overall health of patients.
It’s been suspected that the Zika virus can be transmitted through sexual contact, and evidence has emerged that has verified this as a possible disease route.
It was only yesterday that the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that the Zika virus is an international public health emergency. Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccine division of Sanofi, announced today that it has launched a vaccine development effort.

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