Wall Street Journal, New York

CDC Warns of Rise in Hepatitis C Cases Linked to Injection-Drug Use

wsj.com — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned about a sharp increase in hepatitis C infections linked to injection-drug abuse in four Appalachian states, and called for better health services to contain the spread.

Read slowly to benefit your brain and cut stress

wsj.com — Once a week, members of a Wellington, New Zealand, book club arrive at a cafe, grab a drink and shut off their cellphones. Then they sink into cozy chairs and read in silence for an hour. The point of the club isn't to talk about literature, but to get away from pinging electronic devices and read, uninterrupted.

Another Study Shows No Link Between MMR Vaccine and Autism

wsj.com — On the heels of a measles outbreak in California fueled by vaccination fears that scientists call unfounded, another large study has shown no link between the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine and autism. The study examined insurance claims for 96,000 U.S.

Pharmalot…Pharmalittle…We’re Catching Up on Gene Therapy, Novartis, Juno Therapeutics, and More!!

blogs.wsj.com — Good morning, everyone. Pharmalot CEO Ed Silverman is away from the campus this week, so we're filling in for him-always a tough job! Here's a look at what's happening out there: Gene therapy is getting another backer as Bristol-Myers signs a deal with uniQure worth up to $1 billion.

Needle Exchanges Gain Currency

wsj.com — Evidence that HIV and hepatitis C are spreading among intravenous drug users is prompting more state and local officials to consider setting up needle exchanges-including some who had been resistant to such programs. The problem comes in tandem with rising intravenous use of heroin and prescription painkillers nationwide. In Kentucky, Democratic Gov.

Angry Outbursts Really Do Hurt Your Health, Doctors Find

wsj.com — Medical researchers increasingly are finding just how toxic outbursts of anger can be. New evidence suggests people increase their risk for a heart attack more than eightfold shortly after an intensely angry episode. Anger can also help bring on strokes and irregular heartbeat, other research shows.

A short fuse may be a shortcut to disease

bdlive.co.za — MEDICAL researchers increasingly are finding just how toxic outbursts of anger can be. New evidence suggests people increase their risk for a heart attack more than eightfold shortly after an intensely angry episode. Anger can also help bring on strokes and irregular heartbeat, other research shows.

Holy Grail: Pain Pills Without the High

wsj.com — Last year, scientists enlisted 40 recreational drug users to test one of the hottest questions in pharmaceutical research: Is it possible to develop a strong painkiller that doesn't make people high? The participants, who acknowledged a history of illicit drug use, received three different injections-an experimental painkiller from Cara Therapeutics Inc., an older painkiller and saline.

Ultrasound Shows Promise in Mice for Treating Alzheimer’s

wsj.com — Ultrasound treatment helped remove brain plaques and improve memory in mice genetically engineered to develop symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, an intriguing but early-stage result that underscores the variety of approaches scientists are testing against the disease. The study was carried out on mice specially bred with a genetic defect that causes Alzheimer's.

Rally in New York Pays Tribute to Slain Russian Opposition Leader

blogs.wsj.com — About one hundred Russians, Ukrainians and others braved heavy snowfall in New York City Sunday afternoon to rally against the war in Ukraine, and in tribute to slain Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov. Like the large rally held in Moscow on Sunday, the New York gathering was initially planned as an anti-war demonstration.
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May 22, 2015

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May 21, 2015

About 10% of U.S. egg-laying chickens have been wiped out by biggest bird-flu outbreak in history. on.wsj.com/1HwVfD5 via @WSJ

May 21, 2015

Two faulty genes that can lead to breast cancer are now linked to prostate cancer, too. on.wsj.com/1AhC0hs by @ronwinslow

May 21, 2015

RT @jonathanrockoff: $CVS Health to buy Omnicare for $10.4 Billion, netting $OCR's access to nursing home market for drugs on.wsj.com/1EZAH20

May 21, 2015

RT @dmitryzaksAFP: Heads roll in #Russia's vaunted-now-ruined #space industry: #Soyuz rocket maker's ex-chief placed under house arrest. pic.twitter.com/OLj05VoEOJ

May 20, 2015

RT @MiriamElder: US gov released info on books after Seymour Hersh raised new questions on bin Laden raid and what it found there buzzfeed.com/rosiegray/us-r…

May 20, 2015

After months of executive turmoil, biotech Sarepta is finally submitting muscular dystrophy drug for FDA approval on.wsj.com/1cNM8mN

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