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U.S. Public Divided Over GM, Organic Food

The American public is almost evenly divided about the benefits of genetically-modified and organic food, with those divisions not breaking along easily defined or familiar lines. . . . → Read More: U.S. Public Divided Over GM, Organic Food

Breast Cancer Drug Costs Vary Among Insured Patients

Women receiving chemotherapy for breast cancer can face widely different costs for their treatments, regardless of effectiveness, even if they have health insurance. . . . → Read More: Breast Cancer Drug Costs Vary Among Insured Patients

Malnutrition Shown Adding Billions to U.S. Health Costs

An analysis of data from health surveys shows malnutrition associated with 8 common chronic diseases adds $15.5 billion directly to U.S. health care costs. . . . → Read More: Malnutrition Shown Adding Billions to U.S. Health Costs

PhRMA: 258 Vaccines in Clinical Development

An industry group of American pharmaceutical makers says its companies have 258 vaccines, including immunotherapies, in clinical trials or awaiting FDA approval. . . . → Read More: PhRMA: 258 Vaccines in Clinical Development

Commercial Data Yield Genetic Links to Depression

An analysis of data from commercial genetic tests identified 15 regions in the genome and 17 specific variations associated with depression among people of European descent. . . . → Read More: Commercial Data Yield Genetic Links to Depression

Kauffman Index Shows Higher Start-Up Growth in 2016

Top 40 metropolitan regions in the U.S. in rate of entrepreneurial growth. (Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation)

8 June 2016. An index of high-growth start-up companies shows the rate of entrepreneurial expansion in the U.S. accelerated for the third year in a row, with greatest concentration of growing enterprises found in the Washington, D.C. region. . . . → Read More: Kauffman Index Shows Higher Start-Up Growth in 2016

Genomic Variations Reveal Cholesterol, Heart Disease Risks

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4 May 2016. A review of genome and blood test records from a large group of people in Iceland identified genetic sequencing variations associated with risk factors connecting cholesterol levels to heart disease. Results of the analysis, conducted by deCode Genetics in Reykjavik, Iceland, appear this week in the journal Nature Genetics (paid . . . → Read More: Genomic Variations Reveal Cholesterol, Heart Disease Risks

U.S. Energy Use Declines in 2015, Renewables Gain

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20 April 2016. Energy use by Americans in their homes and businesses declined in 2015 from the previous year, due to a sharp drop in coal burned for electric power, among other factors. The findings were published in an annual accounting of national energy supply and demand by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, based . . . → Read More: U.S. Energy Use Declines in 2015, Renewables Gain

Flair4IT Helps Cloud Computing Become Mainstream in the EU

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11 April 2016. Flair4IT, a UK based IT agency, has been working on making the cloud more mainstream in the EU. They have looked specifically at software applications and infrastructures. To enable the market to become more aware of cloud computing, and to make it . . . → Read More: Flair4IT Helps Cloud Computing Become Mainstream in the EU

Pharmacy Interventions Shown to Boost Meds Adherence

Walgreens store in New Orleans, Louisiana (Musik Animal, Wikimedia Commons)

4 April 2016. Actions by community pharmacists and other customer-assistance programs at Walgreens pharmacies were shown to improve customers’ adherence to medications and reduce their health care costs. Results of the study conducted by health analysts at Walgreens appear in the 1 April issue . . . → Read More: Pharmacy Interventions Shown to Boost Meds Adherence