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New Models Improve Suicide Risk Predictions

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Statistical models derived from data in electronic health records and standard questionnaires for depression are shown to better predict a person’s risk of suicide following a doctor’s office or mental health clinic visit. . . . → Read More: New Models Improve Suicide Risk Predictions

Global Health R&D Cuts Threaten U.S. Economy, Jobs

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An analysis of the impact of proposed cuts in funds for research and development on technologies to address global health needs shows the U.S. economy benefits directly from this spending, including support of many jobs in nearly all states. . . . → Read More: Global Health R&D Cuts Threaten U.S. Economy, Jobs

Kaiser Permanente to Spend $2M on Gun Injury Research

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The health care provider Kaiser Permanente plans to spend $2 million on research into preventing injuries and death from firearms, as well as begin an internal task force on firearm injury prevention. . . . → Read More: Kaiser Permanente to Spend $2M on Gun Injury Research

Hospital Costs Lead to Fewer Bankruptcies Than Thought

An analysis of medical records and financial data show bankruptcies from costs of hospitalization occur less often than anticipated, but health care expenses overall have other long-term negative effects on personal finances. . . . → Read More: Hospital Costs Lead to Fewer Bankruptcies Than Thought

Survey: More Research Patents, Start-Ups in 2016

A survey of universities and other institutions shows the number of patent filings and new start-up companies resulting from federally-funded research climbed in 2016. . . . → Read More: Survey: More Research Patents, Start-Ups in 2016

Cancer Drug Price Rises Shown Unrelated to Competition

An analysis of cancer drugs shows their prices steadily increased over 16 years despite competition from newer drugs on the market. . . . → Read More: Cancer Drug Price Rises Shown Unrelated to Competition

Biosimilars Seen Saving U.S. $54 Billion

An analysis of health care costs shows increasing the use of substitute biologic treatments known as biosimilars could save the United States some $54 billion over 10 years. . . . → Read More: Biosimilars Seen Saving U.S. $54 Billion

Infographic: World’s Best Employers

In this year’s survey of public companies by Forbes magazine, those from the tech industry are well represented among the best places to work. . . . → Read More: Infographic: World’s Best Employers

Company, Foundation Start Multiple Sclerosis Registry

National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the company Corrona LLC are establishing a registry of people with multiple sclerosis in North America to help assess the long-term safety and effectiveness of therapies approved to treat the disorder. . . . → Read More: Company, Foundation Start Multiple Sclerosis Registry

Infographic – Numbers of Atlantic Hurricanes

Our friends at Statista prepared a chart yesterday that gives the number of hurricanes in the Atlantic from 1967 through 2015. . . . → Read More: Infographic – Numbers of Atlantic Hurricanes