The 13-story project, called Building Cure, is planned for 1920 Terry Ave., and will have 440,000 square feet of research space, according to a draft packet of information that’s on the city’s website.
Currently on the site is a small building amidst a sea of parking. The site is near two other of the institute’s facilities.
Drugs for treating multiple sclerosis have skyrocketed 700 percent in the past 20 years, even as newer drugs have come on the market, according to a study out today from researchers at Oregon State University and Oregon Health & Science University.
“New drugs came on the market 30 to 50 percent higher than existing therapies, which ratcheted up their prices to meet the prices of the new drugs,” said Dan Hartung, the study’s lead author and an associate professor in the OSU/OHSU College of Pharmacy.
Minnesota declared a state of emergency on Thursday over a fast-spreading strain of avian flu that has led to the extermination of more than 7.3 million birds in the country. It followed Wisconsin’s action on Monday.
The highly pathogenic H5N2 strain of bird flu has been identified on 46 Minnesota farms in 16 counties and affected more than 2.6 million birds in the state.
State health officials said they were expediting prescriptions for the antiviral drug Tamiflu for farm workers and others who have been in direct contact with infected flocks. No human infections have been reported in this outbreak.
The Health Insurance Marketplace is providing individuals and families who paid the fee for not having health coverage when they filed their 2014 taxes with one last chance to get covered for 2015.
Get covered, avoid the fee. The fee for people who don’t have health coverage increases in 2015 to $325 per person or 2% of your household income – whichever is greater. The good news is you have until April 30 to learn about the options and financial assistance that is available and to enroll in a plan that meets your needs.
Join the millions who are saving:8 out of 10 people can find coverage for $100 or less a month with tax credits through the Marketplace.
We hope you take advantage of this extended opportunity to get quality coverage this year.
With Medicare and Medicaid turning 50 this year, the Kaiser Family Foundation produced an updated video that provides a brief history of both programs, including an examination of the health care, social and political landscapes that gave rise to them, the significant ways each program has evolved over five decades and the important roles they play in the U.S. health care system today.
The video includes archival footage, as well as commentary and perspective from policymakers, government officials and experts.
To learn more about Medicare go to the Kaiser Family Foundation Medicare webpage.
Children who have trouble swallowing needed pills aren’t out of luck, according to a new study.
At least five different strategies may help them swallow pills and capsules more easily, researchers found.
The successful strategies included using flavored throat spray first, giving children verbal instructions, behavioral therapies, using a specialized pill cup and training children to use five different head postures.
The World Health Organization has admitted serious failings in its handling of the Ebola crisis and pledged reforms to enable it to do better next time, its leadership said in a statement seen by Reuters on Sunday.
Women should get a mammogram every two years starting at age 50 – and while routine screening brings little benefit in the 40s, beginning it that early should be a personal choice, a government task force said Monday.
MYTH: The Task Force recommends against screening for breast cancer in women younger than 50.
FACT: Evidence shows that mammography screening can be effective for women in their 40s. Based on the science, the Task Force’s draft recommendation states that the decision to start regular mammography screening before age 50 is an individual one and should be made by a woman in partnership with her doctor. Continue reading →
If you knew there was a vaccine that could prevent several types of cancer—including a form of cancer that kills over 250,000 women each year—would you make sure your child gets it?
An estimated 79 million Americans are infected with Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) that causes a range of cancers, as well as genital warts.
HPV is so common that most females and males will become infected with at least one type of HPV in their lifetime.
But there is some incredibly good news: the HPV vaccine prevents infections from HPV, and an updated HPV vaccine protects against more than twice the number of strains of HPV than the previous version.