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Top Stores for Week of March 16, 2020

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Europe now the epicenter of coronavirus pandemic: WHO. Europe has now become the epicenter of a coronavirus pandemic that has claimed 5,000 lives around the world, “a tragic milestone,” the… Read more »

Top Stories for Week of March 9, 2020

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COVID-19 Addenda: Trump signs $8.3 billion emergency spending package; Italy coronavirus deaths near 200; $2 billion needed to develop new vaccine; U of Washington has closed classrooms. President Donald Trump… Read more »

China records more than 2,000 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours; CDC director says CIVUD-19 probably with us beyond this year.

The News: China’s National Health Commission on Monday reported 2,048 new cases of coronavirus infections and 105 new deaths over the previous 24 hours. The number of new deaths dropped… Read more »

It’s time to reclassify schizophrenia as a neurologic disorder.

The News: A mental health advocacy group has spearheaded a new initiative to reclassify schizophrenia as a neurologic, rather than a psychiatric, disease. The action is designed to reduce stigma and ultimately… Read more »

Coffee drinkers stunned as new study suggests caffeine consumption worsens Alzheimer’s symptoms. Now what?

The News: Long-term consumption of caffeine would worsen the neuropsychiatric symptoms of people with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study on mice, published in Frontiers in Pharmacology. So far, many studies… Read more »

Report says US hospitals still marking up drug prices by 500%. This must stop, and China’s got the right answer.

The News: Hospitals markup medicine prices, on average, nearly 500%, according to a new analysis from the Moran Company that was commissioned by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA). The… Read more »

CDC weighs in with new Zika data, heightened warning about complacency

The News: Zika has gradually disappeared from the headlines, buried under the daily avalanche of news coming out of the nation’s capital and terror attacks in Europe. But on Thursday… Read more »

Zika: Forgotten, but not gone; Trump budget would slash funds aimed at safeguarding the public

The News: As the weather gradually gets warmer, and in some areas more humid, public health officials in the United States are quietly gearing up to combat the threat still… Read more »

Indy’s Eli Lilly making noise with cancer push; Brickyard neighbor revving its drug-discovery engine

I’ve been to the headquarters of Eli Lilly & Co.–about 15 minutes (or about 5 miles) from the “Brickyard” where the Indianapolis 500 is run each year. The racing is… Read more »