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Heart-healthy lifestyle linked to lower risk of future cancers

In addition to lowering risk of heart disease, maintaining a heart-healthy lifestyle may pay off in lower risk for developing cancer, researchers from Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and other centers in the United States and the Netherlands have found. Looking at the potential link between cardiovascular disease (CVD) and cancer among  participants in two… Read More »

Horizon looks to the future with massive San Francisco manufacturing, R&D plant

Horizon Therapeutics, once known for its primary care drugs, is looking to pivot further to rare diseases with the FDA scrutinizing its late-stage inflammatory eye disease candidate. In the meantime, Horizon is, well, looking to the horizon with a new manufacturing and R&D facility that could help boost its growing pipeline. Horizon recently opened a… Read More »

Smart toilets seen as future real-time health monitoring tech

Toilets are currently used for disposing of human waste. But researchers see tremendous value in the metabolic information contained in urine as a source of real-time monitoring of peoples’ health. Scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Morgridge Institute for Research are working on a proof of principle for an integrated “smart toilet” system… Read More »

The Future of the Affordable Care Act: Unscathed by Attacks from the Right, Overtaken on its Left?

By ETIENNE DEFFARGES  Having survived years of attacks from Republicans at the federal level, will the surviving ACA be rendered obsolete by Democrats’ local and state efforts towards universal health care? This could be an ironic twist of fate for Obamacare. Conceived out of the conservative Heritage Foundation’s ideas and an early experiment in Massachusetts… Read More »

Shaping the future: How Zhejiang University transforms lives

HANGZHOU, China, Jan. 15, 2019 – Responsibility. Hard work. Loyalty. These are the three tenets of a good life according to Zhejiang University Associate Professor Imran Haider Shamsi; a man who embodies the university’s motto: seeking truth, pursuing innovation. Eighteen years at ZJU has helped to cultivate Shamsi’s talent, from undergraduate student to Ph.D. and… Read More »