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Clinical pathology labs take note: Death march for fee-for-service payment model continues as support for change gathers steam
DARK Daily
Today there is wide recognition in healthcare that the days of fee-for-service medicine are numbered. But what is less certain is how fast government and private payers will introduce other reimbursement models, such as bundled payments and budgeted payments. Clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups likely will be the most impacted by this payment shift since their economics are driven by high volumes and fee-for-service payment.
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Health specialists call for $2 billion global fund for vaccines
Reuters
Global health experts have called for the creation of a $2 billion vaccine development fund to feed a pipeline of potential new shots against priority killer diseases like Ebola, MERS and the West Nile virus. The fund would help bridge the gap between early stage drug discovery work carried out at universities and small biotech firms, and the late-stage development and large-scale clinical trials needed to get a new vaccine to market.
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1 in 3 colon cancers in young people has genetic link
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More than a third of colon cancers diagnosed in younger patients are caused by inherited gene mutations, a new study finds. These patients should undergo genetic counseling to determine if their families may be at increased risk, the researchers suggested.
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New HIV cases soar in Florida
Sun-Sentinel via Medical Xpress
The number of reported HIV cases in Florida has increased 23 percent so far this year, the biggest rise in a continuing upward trend that began in 2012 after several years of decreases. And the proportion of Floridians infected with the disease is at its highest in seven years.
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Rapid Ebola test could play key role in efforts to end lingering outbreak
American Association for Clinical Chemistry via ScienceDaily
New research has expanded on the studies that led to a fingerprick Ebola test becoming the first and only rapid diagnostic for this disease to receive approval from the World Health Organization. This test could prove vital to breaking Ebola's grip on West Africa by identifying suspected Ebola cases within minutes, and enabling healthcare workers to isolate and treat these patients much faster than is currently possible.
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Aromatase inhibitors 'more effective than tamoxifen' for reducing breast cancer deaths
Medical News Today
A new study claims a class of hormonal drugs called aromatase inhibitors may significantly reduce the risk of death among postmenopausal women with estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer — the most common form of the disease. It is estimated that around 231,840 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer this year, and more than 40,000 will die from the condition.
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Immune cells recruited to support lung cancer growth could offer new drug targets
Health Canal
Lung cancers attract circulating immune cells to the tumor mass, where the cancer reprograms them to support its growth and progression, researchers from Weill Cornell Medical College found in a new study. Their discovery sheds light on how tumors establish a microenvironment that enables them to flourish, and may offer an effective new target for anti-cancer drugs.
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Novel structures built from DNA emerge
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DNA, the molecular foundation of life, has new tricks up its sleeve. The four bases from which it is composed snap together like jigsaw pieces and can be artificially manipulated to construct endlessly varied forms in 2-D and 3-D.
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Study: Stem cell transplant shows better results in leukemia patients
Focus News
Chronic blood cancer Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia can now be treated better with stem cell transplant. According to a new study, researchers have claimed that stem cell transplant can enhance the results of treatment of the rare form of chronic blood cancer and help in its clinical remission.
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Specific protein as missing link for earliest known change in Alzheimer's pathology
Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research via Medical Xpress
A recent study conducted at Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research and the NYU Langone Medical Center implicates a new culprit in Alzheimer's disease development. The research reveals that ßCTF — the precursor of the amyloid beta peptide — acts at the earliest stage of Alzheimer's to initiate a range of abnormalities leading to the loss of groups of neurons critical for memory formation.
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