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  • International Aid Saves 700 Million Lives but Gains At Risk - Report International aid financing and innovation has helped to save nearly 700 million lives in the past 25 years, but those gains could be lost if momentum and political will wane, global health experts said on Monday.
  • ECNP 2018Promise of Precision Medicine in Psychiatry Nears Reality Innovative approaches and widespread data sharing are essential to develop novel therapies that deliver on the long-held promise of precision medicine in psychiatry, says a European expert.
  • Using Digital Technology in the Treatment of Schizophrenia How might digital interventions effectively improve the functional outcomes of individual with psychosis? A new study highlights both the promise and challenges of these emerging digital tools.
  • ECNP 2018What's Hot at ECNP 2018? Lifestyle, the immune system, and the impact of mass migration are just three of the key topics at this year's European College of Neuropsychopharmacology Congress.
  • 5 Tough New Ethical Dilemmas for Doctors Some ethical dilemmas that physicians deal with in their practice have been around for many years, but new ones have arisen, revolving around technology and business practices.
  • ACEP 2018Medical-Assisted Opioid Cessation in the Limelight at ACEP A new option to ease the symptoms of opioid withdrawal will be discussed at the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Scientific Assembly as experts navigate the complexities of treatment.
  • Fund Gives J&J, Oxford Experts $19 Mln to Fight Deadly Viruses A global coalition set up to fight emerging epidemics said on Thursday it would give up to $19 million to drugmaker Johnson & Johnson's vaccine unit and Oxford University experts to work on immunizations against three major diseases.
  • U.S.-Cuban Biotech Venture Created to Bring New Cancer Therapies to USA U.S. and Cuban research institutes said on Wednesday they were creating the first joint U.S.-Cuban biotech venture to be headquartered on the Communist-run island to bring new cancer therapies to U.S. patients.
  • Video-Conferencing Brings Therapists to Patients With Anxiety Talk therapy for anxiety disorders can be effective even when done via video-conference, a new study confirms.
  • TCT 2018Clinician-Scientists: Impartiality Co-opted? Why do positive clinical trials draw applause while neutral studies are seen as disappointing? Shouldn't impartial scientists embrace all findings equally?
  • TCT 2018TALENT: Indian-Made Supraflex DES Flexes Muscle Against Xience Results suggest clinical parity for the novel stent in an all-comers population, but its low-cost price tag has implications stateside, as well as in India.
  • AstraZeneca Plots China Robot Offensive to Counter Price Cuts With smart cancer diagnostics, one-stop-shop diabetes kits and AI systems to improve ambulance pick-ups for patients with chest pain, AstraZeneca aims to move from simply supplying drugs to become a broad healthcare provider in China.
  • Novo Nordisk Lays Off 400 Staff in Research & Development Unit Novo Nordisk, the world's top maker of diabetes drugs, said on Tuesday that it will lay off 400 staff in Denmark and China as part of a broader restructuring of its research and development organization.
  • How Hospital Changes Will Affect Doctors' Practices Hospitals have been swept up in four major trends over the past several years. Which of these are likely to continue, and what form will they take? The answers could affect how you practice.
  • Why Should I Care About the History of Medicine? This editorial explores the importance of learning about the history of medicine and how it can improve modern wound treatment.
  • FDA Proposes Subscription Model to Prod Antibiotic Development The FDA has proposed a subscription-based drug payment model to encourage pharmaceutical companies to develop new antimicrobials, as part of a four-pronged plan to combat antibiotic resistance.
  • Roche Boss Says Brexit and Curbs on Drug Use Pose Threat to UK Science Uncertainty over drug regulation and a reluctance by Britain's health service to use certain pricey modern medicines pose a threat to the country's respected life sciences sector, the head Swiss drugmaker Roche said on Thursday.
  • Famous Names in Medicine We've all heard of them--Johns Hopkins, Henry Gray, Walter Reed--but who were they, and why do their names have a place in the history of medicine?
  • DIY Artificial Pancreas Users Tweet it 'Changes Lives' Study based on use of the #OpenAPS Twitter hashtag suggests that users of the DIY hack of an insulin pump and continuous glucose monitor perceive it as effective, safe, and life changing.
  • AACR Report: Much Progress Made in Cancer, Challenges Remain The annual Cancer Progress Report has been issued by the American Association for Cancer Research.