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November 14, 2018
America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) released what it said are 12 proposals to help increase affordability for people who buy insurance on the individual market who do not qualify for subsidies. Meanwhile, CMS said 1.2 million people signed up for health insurance during the first 10 days of open enrollment for the individual marketplaces.
November 14, 2018
One-third of neutropenic patients developed invasive infection following intensive chemotherapy, which was significantly associated with an increase in mortality up to 100 days after the start of neutropenia. 
November 14, 2018
A large pooled analysis of 758,592 premenopausal women, conducted by the Premenopausal Breast Cancer Collaborative Group, identified an inverse association between body mass index (BMI) and the risk of breast cancer.
November 14, 2018
As physicians have an essential role in the fight against HIV—leading patients through the care continuum—understanding HIV-related stigma among physicians can inform development of interventions to reduce this stigma and promote positive clinical outcomes.
November 14, 2018
A new study by Children’s National Health System researchers suggests that the majority of patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) may not achieve blood concentrations of antibiotics sufficiently high enough to effectively fight bacteria causing pulmonary exacerbations.
November 14, 2018
A widely used probiotic, Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG), stimulated bone formation in mice, according to a recent study.
November 14, 2018
HHS Secretary Alex Azar declares a public health emergency in California over ongoing wildfires; a new formulary from Express Scripts will encourage drug makers to move away from paying rebates and instead keep list prices low; part of Oscar Health’s expansion efforts has brought the insurer to Florida, but the company has said its efforts are being “stymied” by Florida Blue.
November 14, 2018
It is already well established that patients with COPD have exacerbations during winter as well as during heat waves in the summer months, and researchers in Germany sought to see which patient groups might be potentially more vulnerable to the effects of climate change in order to see who might need targeted care.
November 13, 2018
Research presented at The Liver Meeting, held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, found high rates of adherence, treatment completion, and sustained virologic response among patients infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) who inject drugs. These findings led authors to recommend inclusion of this subset of patients in HCV treatment programs.
November 13, 2018
Facing the threat of impending US regulatory action, Juul Labs said Tuesday it would voluntarily stop selling certain flavors of its flavored e-cigarettes in retail stores on a temporary basis, but would continue to sell them online, and plans to improve its age-verification system.
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