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WHO: These 12 bacteria pose greatest risk to human health

<b>(CNN) —</b> Twelve types of bacteria were deemed "priorities" in urgent need of new antibiotics, according to a list released by the World Health Organization on Monday.<p>The first list of its kind, it highlights bacteria that global health experts believe pose the greatest threats to human health. The …

Microbiology

When Evidence Says No, but Doctors Say Yes

Long after research contradicts common medical practices, patients continue to demand them and physicians continue to deliver. The result is an epidemic of unnecessary and unhelpful treatments.<p>First, listen to the story with the happy ending: At 61, the executive was in excellent health. His blood …

Medicine

The 10 Most Innovative Companies In Health 2017

The health care industry is transforming rapidly, in large part due to an influx of new technologies and innovative business models. These 10 companies are creating solutions to some of the sector’s most pressing problems—and they have the outcomes data to show for it.<p>Click on a company to learn …

Digital Health

Will Digital Health Data Lead to Better Care?

<b>Experts explain how mindshifts and new technologies can lead to smarter, accessible healthcare services.</b> Reports show global healthcare IT could …

Digital Health

This drug just got the FDA's OK -- and an $89K price tag

<b>(NEWSER)</b> – A drug sold for years overseas to treat a rare form of muscular dystrophy was OKed Thursday by the FDA to be sold in the U.S., but it comes at a high price. The <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reports the now-FDA-approved deflazacort will be offered by Marathon Pharmaceuticals for $89,000 or so a …

Biotechnology

A New Tool to Analyze Medical Records

Health IT firm, McKesson, plans to use advanced algorithms to structure raw data<p>By<p>Sara Castellanos<p>Sara Castellanos<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@SCastellWSJ<p>sara.castellanos@wsj.com<p>Health-care companies are collecting more data on patients yet, they are struggling to realize its full value because …

Health Care

12 Facebook Groups To Join Before Quitting Your Day Job To Work For Yourself

One entrepreneur says Facebook is a bottomless resource for first-time business owners. You just have to know where to look.<p>I now generate 95% of my consulting clients through Facebook groups. But even before I built up my business on the social network, I relied on a handful of Facebook groups to …

Entrepreneurship

Thanks to AI, computers can now see your health problems

Patient Number Two was born to first-time parents, late 20s, white. The pregnancy was normal and the birth uncomplicated. But after a few months, it became clear something was wrong. The child had ear infection after ear infection and trouble breathing at night. He was small for his age, and by his …

Artificial Intelligence