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FDA Approves INCIVEK to Treat Hepatitis C

This story was published on GE Healthy Outlook last spring after the FDA approved INCIVEK. I spoke with Jordan Feld, MD MPH, hepatologist at the Toronto Western Hospital Liver Clinic and clinician scientist at the McLaughlin-Rotman Centre for Global Health at the University of Toronto, to find out what this new drug could mean for patients […]

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FDA Approves First Rapid Detection Test for MRSA

FDA Clears First Rapid Diagnostic Test for Superbug MRSA

This is my health news story published last spring on GE Healthy Outlook about the first rapid diagnostic test for the highly resistant superbug MRSA. New technology test helps fight infection sooner MRSA, or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, is a superbug bacteria that is highly resistant to antibiotics like methicillin. MRSA emerged in health care settings in the 1960s, but […]

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New Frontiers of Military Medical Research

New Frontiers of Military Medical Research

Futuristic Projects Revealed in Pentagon’s DARPA research budget for 2012 The US military is ramping up research to find new ways to treat wounded soldiers quickly and effectively. The Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) recently announced their budget proposal for 2012, revealing an impressive array of futuristic medical research. Here are 5 DARPA […]

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First New Lupus Drug in 50 Years: Benlysta Gains FDA Approval

For the first time in over 50 years, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new drug for lupus, a breakthrough drug called Benlysta (belimumab). Anca D. Askanase, MD, MPH was Principal Investigator at the New York University site for Benlysta research and also serves as a Member of the Lupus Foundation of America’s […]

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Heart Attack is Different for Women Than Men

It’s a pretty sobering fact that heart disease kills more women at all ages than breast cancer. But why can’t we think of someone we know who has heart disease? Well, to put it bluntly, because those who have it often die from sudden cardiac arrest. Due to significant advances over the last 40 years […]

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Medical Writing Tips from 2 Pro Writers

Recently I attended a professional development session about medical writing tips for success, held as part of the Professional Writers Association of Canada’s annual conference in Montreal.  The two presenters provided a thorough overview about what it takes to be successful in the field, and shared great ideas for places to consider selling health and […]

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