Understanding how the 'police' of the cell world deal with 'intruders' and the 'injured'

The job of policing the microenvironment around our cells is carried out by macrophages. Macrophages are the ‘guards’ that patrol most tissues of the body – poised to engulf infections or destroy and repair damaged tissue.
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Understanding how the 'police' of the cell world deal with 'intruders' and the 'injured'

The job of policing the microenvironment around our cells is carried out by macrophages. Macrophages are the ‘guards’ that patrol most tissues of the body – poised to engulf infections or destroy and repair damaged tissue.
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Southern Health NHS Trust boss Katrina Percy resigns

Southern Health NHS Trust boss Katrina Percy resigns

  • 30 August 2016
  • From the section England

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Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust chief executive Katrina Percy

The chief executive of a troubled NHS trust has quit over “media attention”.

Third 'given wrong initial heart attack diagnosis'

Third ‘given wrong initial heart attack diagnosis’

  • 30 August 2016
  • From the section Health

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Singapore confirms Zika spread; some countries issue travel warnings

By Marius Zaharia
| SINGAPORE

The number of confirmed cases of Zika virus in Singapore rose to 82 on Tuesday, with some of the latest infections detected beyond the area of the initial outbreak.

Several countries advised pregnant women or those trying to conceive to avoid traveling to the city-state.

The mosquito-borne Zika virus was detected in Brazil last year and has since spread across the Americas. It poses a risk to pregnant women as it can cause severe birth defects. It has been linked in Brazil to more than 1,800 cases of microcephaly, a rare birth defect where babies are born with abnormally small heads and brains.

Vectura's therapy misses primary goal in late stage lung disease trial

Drugmaker Vectura Group Plc said its asthma therapy Flutiform had not met the primary endpoint in a late-stage trial to determine its ability to treat COPD, a type of lung disease, sending the British firm’s stock to its lowest in 21 months.

Flutiform had not significantly reduced the yearly rate of worsening conditions in patients with moderate and severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), versus mono-component LABA treatment, respiratory drug specialist Vectura said on Tuesday.

Taking Action Now for a Stable Marketplace for the Long-Term

August 29
by CMS

By Kevin Counihan, CEO of the Marketplace

As we get ready for 2017 Open Enrollment and look to the future, one of our most important tasks is to continue to build a strong Health Insurance MarketplaceSM, where the millions of Americans who rely on the Marketplace can continue to find affordable plans that meet their needs. That is why today we are announcing a proposed rule with clear, substantive improvements that would help issuers deliver more affordable choices to consumers and will help strengthen the Marketplace for years to come.  These proposed actions and others we have taken over the last six months would help to: support issuers with high-cost enrollees, while updating risk adjustment; strengthen the risk pool; promote additional enrollment; and support issuers in entering the Marketplace or growing their Marketplace business.  While some of these changes are proposed for 2018, others could begin in 2017.  And other, related improvements are already underway.

Taking Action Now for a Stable Marketplace for the Long-Term

August 29
by CMS

By Kevin Counihan, CEO of the Marketplace

As we get ready for 2017 Open Enrollment and look to the future, one of our most important tasks is to continue to build a strong Health Insurance MarketplaceSM, where the millions of Americans who rely on the Marketplace can continue to find affordable plans that meet their needs. That is why today we are announcing a proposed rule with clear, substantive improvements that would help issuers deliver more affordable choices to consumers and will help strengthen the Marketplace for years to come.  These proposed actions and others we have taken over the last six months would help to: support issuers with high-cost enrollees, while updating risk adjustment; strengthen the risk pool; promote additional enrollment; and support issuers in entering the Marketplace or growing their Marketplace business.  While some of these changes are proposed for 2018, others could begin in 2017.  And other, related improvements are already underway.

'Patients at risk' from length of GP consultations

‘Patients at risk’ from length of GP consultations

  • 29 August 2016
  • From the section Health
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Parkinson's protein test could lead to earlier diagnosis

Parkinson’s protein test could lead to earlier diagnosis

  • 29 August 2016
  • From the section Health

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