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Retail Clinics Offer A.I.-Enabled Eye Diagnostics

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A chain of primary care clinics in grocery stores is adding diagnostics using artificial intelligence to detect an eye disorder resulting from type 2 diabetes. . . . → Read More: Retail Clinics Offer A.I.-Enabled Eye Diagnostics

Medicare Buy-In Lowers Costs for Some, Raises Others’ Costs

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A plan allowing Americans to opt into Medicare at age 50 would lower insurance premiums for those age 50 to 64, but raise premiums for some younger people. . . . → Read More: Medicare Buy-In Lowers Costs for Some, Raises Others’ Costs

Anti-Vaccine Groups More Adept at Facebook Ads

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A review of advertisements about vaccinations shows a few groups took advantage of Facebook’s advertising policies to spread vaccine misinformation. . . . → Read More: Anti-Vaccine Groups More Adept at Facebook Ads

Polymer-Coated Microparticles Boost Food Nutrition

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An engineering team designed a process for adding and protecting tiny particles of nutrients in foods, boosting their nutritional value even when cooked. . . . → Read More: Polymer-Coated Microparticles Boost Food Nutrition

Safety Reports Analyzed with A.I. to Reduce Medical Errors

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Research is underway to write algorithms for analyzing free text and other unstructured data in safety report databases to reduce medical errors. . . . → Read More: Safety Reports Analyzed with A.I. to Reduce Medical Errors

Digital Meds Boost Hepatitis C Drug Adherence

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A system with electronic sensors added to pills helps people known to skip taking medications stick with their drugs prescribed for hepatitis C. . . . → Read More: Digital Meds Boost Hepatitis C Drug Adherence

Opioids Provide Few Pain Benefits, Yet Abuse Growing

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Opioids appear to provide little benefit for patients with pain from osteoarthritis, yet opioid use disorder rates among patients with painful conditions continue to rise. . . . → Read More: Opioids Provide Few Pain Benefits, Yet Abuse Growing

Infographic – U.S. Rated Best in Pandemic Prep

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A new report on global health security says no country in the world is fully prepared to handle pandemics or epidemics, with data from the report displayed in this weekend’s infographic. . . . → Read More: Infographic – U.S. Rated Best in Pandemic Prep

Q3 Venture Investing Falls, Biotech Remains Hot

Venture capital investments fell in the third quarter of 2019, both in dollar volumes and number of deals, with declines occurring in the U.S. and worldwide. . . . → Read More: Q3 Venture Investing Falls, Biotech Remains Hot

Opioid Abuse Treatment Medications Underused

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While three medications for opioid abuse are approved by the Food and Drug Administration, the treatments are used sparingly in therapy according to a new review of data. . . . → Read More: Opioid Abuse Treatment Medications Underused