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Mapi Appoints Charles Makin to Lead North America Health Economics & Outcomes Research Team

Mapi, a global leader in Real-World Evidence, Health Economics & Outcomes Research (HEOR), Market Access, Epidemiology and Patient-Centered Research solutions, strengthens its North American team with the appointment of Charles Makin as Vice President, HEOR and Strategic Market Access.

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SAGE to Publish Workplace Health & Safety, the Journal of the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses

The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN) has contracted with SAGE, a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets, to publish its official journal, Workplace Health & Safety, beginning in early 2015.

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ORNL Technology Transfer Continues Strong Upward Trend

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New methods are improving connections between private businesses and technology from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, with 101 licenses and options executed during the last three years.

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Drug for Rare Blood Disorder Developed at Penn Receives Orphan Drug Status from the FDA

A Penn Medicine-developed drug has received orphan status from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this month for the treatment of paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH), a rare, life-threatening disease that causes anemia due to destruction of red blood cells and thrombosis.

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Free Ebola Online Courses Now Available From the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Its Hospital Partner, Nebraska Medicine

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Two, free online Ebola education downloadable courses will provide easy-to-understand instruction and resources for health care professionals, as well as the general public.

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FSMB Foundation Releases Updated Book Aimed at Curbing Opioid Abuse

The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) Foundation has published an updated and expanded edition of a book intended to help address the rise of opioid abuse and related deaths in the United States by better educating physicians and other clinicians about their risks and proper use.

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The Rockefeller University Press Offers Free Access to Books

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The Rockefeller University Press has expanded access to its book collection, with nearly 50 titles available for free download in multiple e-book formats at books.rupress.org. The collection dates back to 1959 and includes works by Nobel and Pulitzer Prize–winning authors.

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UAMS-Developed Medical Device for Monitoring Uterine Contractions Goes to Market

An inexpensive, disposable external medical device created and developed by University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) professors can now be bought and used by clinicians to monitor contractions in pregnant women. The tocodynamometer, marketed as Koala Toco, was approved in May by the Food and Drug Administration. Koala Toco, manufactured and marketed by Murray, Utah-based Clinical Innovations, is compatible and works with existing equipment like fetal heart rate monitors.

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Home-Cooked Meals Promote Children’s Health, Family Togetherness

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According to a recent study published online by The Journal of Pediatrics, adolescents who participated in even one or two family meals per week were less likely to be overweight or obese in adulthood as compared to adolescents who never participated in family meals. The Kids Cook Monday, a national nonprofit campaign, aims to help parents incorporate family meals at least once a week by offering a variety of free online resources. The latest is The Family Dinner Date, an easy-to-navigate e-cookbook featuring recipes that parents and kids can easily prepare together.

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USDTL Develops Assay to Detect Zolpidem (Ambien®) in Fingernails and Hair

United States Drug Testing Laboratory, Inc., a forensic laboratory specializing in drug and alcohol testing using advanced specimens, has released a new assay to detect zolpidem (Ambien®) use in fingernail and hair specimens.

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