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WellPoint's New Hire: IBM Watson Technology Plays 'Doctor'

WellPoint Inc, a U.S. health insurer, and International Business Machines (IBM) have agreed to use IBM's Watson technology to help physicians identify best treatment options.

Pill Bayer, J&J Anti-Stroke Drug Xarelto Gets Final Nod From FDA Panel

Sep 09, 2011

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommended against an immediate approval for Bayer AG and Johnson & Johnson’s anti-clotting drug, Xarelto, as a treatment to prevent strokes in patients with atrial fibrillation.

epidemic Infectious Diseases: A Bigger Task For U.N. Member States Than Expected

Sep 08, 2011

A draft statement from the United Nations on addressing chronic diseases an upcoming summit served as a "great disappointment" after no mention of how to tackle and treat disease epidemics, an international health group said group Thursday.

Cat Yezbak and Rachel Priebe Med Schools Fail At Teaching Gay, Lesbian Health to Students

Sep 07, 2011

Individuals of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered (LGBT) community represent a growing portion of the world's population, yet when it comes to caring for these individuals, medical training seems to fall short. According to a new study, medical schools set aside an avera...

 Tick U.S. Blood Supply May Be Infected By Tick-borne Parasite

Sep 06, 2011

A tick-borne infection known as Babesiosis, which can cause severe disease and even death, is becoming a growing threat to the U.S. blood supply, according to a 31-year-old study led by government researchers.

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