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April 30 , 2018 | Posted by graciela |

Several Probes Target Insulin Drug Pricing

Syringe With Insulin BottleRoss M. Horowitz / Getty Images With the price of a crucial diabetes drug skyrocketing, at least five states and a federal prosecutor are demanding information from insulin manufacturers and the pharmaceutical industry’s financial middlemen about their business relationships and the soaring price of diabetes drugs. Attorneys general in Washington, Minnesota and

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April 27 , 2018 | Posted by graciela |

Western Pacific falls short on universal health coverage

[MANILA] While 17 out of 27 Western Pacific Region economies report improvements in achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC), experts say more needs to be done. As the world marked the annual World Health Day on 7 April, the WHO (World Health Organization) regional office for the Western Pacific in Manila released and made available online the 2018 UHC data from 27 out of

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24
Apr

New drug attacks cancer-causing genes

Two recent papers attack two cancer-related problems using the same drug. They hope that it might improve survival in breast and lung cancer and halt obesity-related cancers. Research gives a deeper insight into the molecular changes associated with cancer. Researchers from Michigan State University in East Lansing are using novel molecular routes to attack cancer. The scientists

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April 20 , 2018 | Posted by graciela |

267 Economists Worldwide Agree: Universal Health Coverage Makes Economic Sense

NEW YORK, Sept. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — A global coalition of 267 economists representing 44 countries is calling on policymakers to prioritize universal health coverage as an essential pillar of economic development. The Economists’ Declaration on Universal Health Coverage, published today in The Lancet, was convened by The Rockefeller Foundation and led by Lawrence H. Summers, Charles W. Eliot University

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18
Apr

Universal Health Coverage

A survey by MSF says 45 % of population in Kashmir faced trauma in their life, to tackle this type of hurricane that has hit us, we need to take urgent steps • Universal health coverage is about ensuring all people can get quality health services, where and when they need them, without suffering financial

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12
Apr

How Predictive Modeling, Big Data Analytics Curb Health Costs in China

By combining techniques from traditional health actuarial risk-prediction modeling and big data machine learning, HealthKonnect, a managed care subsidiary company under Chinese insurer Ping An Insurance Group, has developed a personal health-risk prediction model that can predict future healthcare risks measured by total medical costs for individual patients. Zheng Yi Established in 1988, Ping An,

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11
Apr

WHO experts call for universal health coverage

A function to mark the World Health Day was organised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) country office in India in collaboration with Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) on Monday. The World Health Day programme was organised as part of the 22nd annual conference of the North Zone Indian Association of Preventive and Social

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