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‘Scant bipartisanship’ not enough to end ‘political war over Obamacare’

October 19, 2017

Senators Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Patty Murray, D-Wash., introduced a bipartisan bill that will finance cost-sharing subsidy payments to health insurance companies for the next 2 years.

“This agreement provides certainty on out-of-pocket reduction payments for the next 2 years [and] will address attempts by this administration to keep people from getting enrolled in care they need,” Murray said during a speech on the Senate floor.

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Age, comorbidities greater impact on HCC rates than DAA therapy

October 19, 2017
Researchers found no evidence of increased rates of de novo or recurrent hepatocellular carcinoma following treatment with direct-acting antivirals compared with…
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Mosquitoes become resistant to gene drive that suppresses fertility

October 19, 2017
Researchers have developed a gene drive that has the potential to reduce disease-transmitting mosquito populations by limiting female fertility. During a recent…
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CDC offers updated guidance on screening, caring for newborns exposed to Zika

October 19, 2017
The CDC recently updated its interim clinical guidance for infants born to mothers with possible Zika virus exposure, emphasizing the importance of a team-based
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Locally tailored public health messages dispel Ebola myths in Sierra Leone

October 19, 2017
A two-way channel of communication, appointing community leaders as messengers and communication in local dialects were all instrumental in dispelling misconceptions
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HIV/AIDS 1 Hour Update For Florida Health Professionals

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This is a 1 hour activity designed for home study by healthcare clinicians. Specifically, it meets the 1 hour HIV/AIDS…
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IDSA updates infectious diarrhea guidelines for first time since 2001

October 19, 2017
For the first time since 2001, the Infectious Diseases Society of America has updated its practice guidelines for the…
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VIDEO: ‘Great need’ for new antivirals to combat H7N9

October 17, 2017
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