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Anti-vaxxers, drug resistance, and Ebola — oh, my. The World Health Organization warns of the top 10 threats to global health.
The FDA approved a generic version of vigabatrin (Sabril).
Move over, meat-heavy keto diet — scientists suggest an all-plant diet is better for the overall environment as well as its human component. (The Guardian)
Microsoft and Walgreens team up, with the tech behemoth providing a cloud platform, and the pharmacy giant opening a dozen stores selling healthcare gadgets. (CNN)
Artificial intelligence in healthcare? Not so fast, according to a new study. (HealthcareTechIT)
An Idaho woman’s weight gain wasn’t due to aging as she thought — it was a 50-pound tumor that had been growing inside of her “for decades.” (AP)
Mosquito repellent from another creepy-crawly? Bacteria in a parasitic worm might beat DEET to keep mosquitoes at bay. (NPR)
Abeer Arain, MD, MPH, has some advice for those unsure of their specialty. (KevinMD)
Medicaid recipients in Massachusetts will be surveyed on the quality of care. (Boston Globe)
At $850,000, the gene therapy Luxturna for an ultra-rare form of blindness is America’s priciest drug. NBC News grills the drugmaker’s CEO.
Two people in northern California, one of them a family physician, were arrested in a bizarre case involving Botox and silicone injections given to spa clients, some of whom allegedly developed “severe injury and significant facial deformities.” (Redding Record Searchlight)
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