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World Hepatitis Day: Learn more about this deadly disease

The World Hepatitis Alliance in coordination with the World Health Organization recognizes July 28 as World Hepatitis Day 2014. The WHO considers viral hepatitis as the "world's most serious disease," and it is estimated that 1.4 million people die each year from this...

source: By Joan Spitrey
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A powerful new technology could be used to manipulate nature by “editing” the genes of organisms in the wild, enabling researchers to block mosquitoes’ ability to spread malaria, for example, or to make weeds more vulnerable to pesticides, Harvard scientists...

source: The Boston Globe

New research sheds light on autism as scientists discover most of the genetic risk for the disorder comes from versions of genes that are common in the population rather than from rare variants or spontaneous mutations.

source: Psych Central

Child abuse may not just impact a person emotionally; it may also influence their genes.

source: Science World Report

Robust analytics infrastructure is one of the keys to success for accountable care organizations, according to a new study published in the journal Academic Medicine. Scott Berkowitz, medical director for accountable care for Johns Hopkins...

source: FierceHealthIT

Accountable care organizations and value-based purchasing arrangements will be responsible for the care of 130 million patients by 2017, predicts a report by Parks Associates. Accountable care will generate nearly $1 billion in revenue for healthcare providers in 2014...

source: EHR Intelligence

A device used in Europe to treat prostate cancer with lower rates of erectile dysfunction raised concerns from U.S. regulators over data the company says shows it prevents the disease's return. The device, called Ablatherm, is manufactured by EDAP TMS SA, a French company....

source: Bloomberg

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