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Monkeys, ferrets offer needed clues in COVID-19 vaccine race

The global race for a COVID-19 vaccine boils down to some critical questions: How much must the shots rev up someone’s immune system to really work? And could revving it the wrong way cause harm? Even as companies recruit tens of thousands of people for larger vaccine studies this summer, behind the scenes scientists still

Novel treatments offer new hope for patients with autoimmune disease

Autoimmune diseases, including type 1 diabetes and multiple sclerosis, arise when the body’s immune cells attack itself. Current treatments eliminate these misfunctioning immune cells, but also destroy normal, protective immune cells, leaving patients susceptible to immune deficiency and opportunistic infections. Researchers at University of Utah Health have developed a new approach that targets the misfunctioning

Updated cholesterol guidelines offer more personalized risk assessment, additional treatment options

More personalized risk assessments and new cholesterol-lowering drug options for people at the highest risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) are among the key recommendations in the 2018 cholesterol guidelines from the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC). The guidelines were presented today at the Association’s 2018 Scientific Sessions conference in

Experts Offer Tips for Provider Appeal of Denied Medical Claims

MONDAY, Aug.20, 2018 — Knowing payer policies and regulatory requirements is critical to appealing denials, according to an article published in Medical Economics. Michael Strong, a bill review technical specialist at SFM Mutual Insurance Co. in Bloomington, Minn., and Tammy Tipton, owner of Appeal Solutions Inc. in Oklahoma City, suggest several tips to ease the

Doctors advise on what ACTUALLY helps back pain

How to REALLY beat back pain: As new studies reveal many treatments do little to help, doctors offer advice on what actually works and what doesn’t Four out of five adults in the UK experience back pain at some point in their life It accounts for seven million trips to the GP a year, many

‘Drug sanctuaries’ offer hope for a post-antibiotic world

We are at risk of entering a post-antibiotic era. Each year since 2013, a major global institution —including the World Economic Forum, the World Health Organization and the United Nations General Assembly —has issued this grave warning to the world. A post-antibiotic future is daunting. When the drugs don’t work, we get sicker more often.