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Scott Hensley

Scott Hensley appears in the following:

Experimental Ebola Vaccine Will Be Put To Human Test

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Animal tests have been encouraging, but there's no guarantee the new vaccine will work in people. Several vaccines against Ebola have been tested before, but none has made it to the finish line.

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Would A Prize Help Speed Development Of Ebola Treatments?

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Even though the current outbreak in West Africa has become the largest ever, Ebola isn't the most attractive business proposition for drugmakers. The right financial incentives might change that.

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As High School Lacrosse Surges In Popularity, So Does Injury Focus

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Kids who play lacrosse will tell you there's a lot of action. Now, there's an analysis of injuries sustained by high school lacrosse players that quantifies the risks.

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Stressed Out: Americans Tell Us About Stress In Their Lives

Monday, July 07, 2014

NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health conducted a poll in March and early April to find out how stress is affecting people in the U.S. Here's what we found.

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State Of The Painkiller Nation: Wide Variation In Prescription Rates

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Abuse of narcotic painkillers is a national problem. But it turns out that where you live can make a big difference in how likely you are to get a prescription for the medicines.

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Clashing Accounts Of Heart Attack Case Spark Reader Debate

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Results trump courtesies when a person's health is on the line, some people said. No, others responded, saying that proper treatment also requires a human touch.

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Americans Weigh Addiction Risk When Taking Painkillers

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Doctors and patients are trying to balance the need for pain relief and the potential for trouble. In an NPR poll, addiction and side effects were the top concerns.

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Brain Injury Rate Rose In Cities After Bike-Sharing Rolled Out

Thursday, June 12, 2014

When you rent a bike, you usually have to bring your own helmet or go without one. If you ride with your hair flapping in the breeze, your risk for a brain injury goes up.

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Saudi Arabia To Test Camels And Livestock For MERS

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Now that it's clear that camels can infect humans with Middle East respiratory syndrome, Saudi Arabian officials are expanding testing of the animals in the country.

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FDA Dangles Golden Ticket To Spur Drugs For Neglected Diseases

Friday, May 16, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration's approval of a new drug for leishmaniasis came with a voucher that can be redeemed to speed up the approval of a much more lucrative drug in the future.

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Drug Industry Moves To Cut Costs, Banks On Future Big Sellers

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Bayer has announced it is buying Merck's consumer drugs business, and Pfizer is trying to take over AstraZeneca. Why is this reorganization happening now, and what does it mean for drug development?

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Big Ambitions And Flawed Technology Tripped Up State Exchanges

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Massachusetts is the latest state that was gung-ho on health care overhaul to concede it had failed to make it easy for people to enroll. Oregon and Maryland also scrapped their online exchanges.

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Tax Breaks Could Be Biggest Prize In Pfizer Deal For AstraZeneca

Monday, April 28, 2014

Pfizer, founded in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1849, would become a British company by combining with AstraZeneca. The new company would get a much lower tax rate by moving its legal headquarters overseas.

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Costly Hepatitis C Pill Shreds Drug Industry Sales Record

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Sovaldi has been found to be remarkably effective in curing most patients with common forms of hepatitis C in a matter of months. But the clinical success comes at a high price.

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British Drugmaker Funds Research On Chronic Disease In Africa

Monday, March 31, 2014

As infectious diseases come under control in Africa, other illnesses common in the West are becoming problems. GlaxoSmithKline is opening a research lab to promote research by African scientists.

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Wal-Mart Recalls 'Cuddle Care' Dolls Because They Can Burn

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The dolls get sick on cue and come with a medical kit that can relieve their symptoms. But the electronics inside the dolls can get hot enough to cause blisters or burns.

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Scientists Search For Toxins In Cigarette Smoke Residue

Monday, March 17, 2014

Chemicals in cigarette smoke can settle on clothes, furniture and walls. Researchers call this thirdhand smoke and say laboratory experiments suggest it could be hazardous.

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Electronic Headband Prevents Migraines With Tiny Jolts

Thursday, March 13, 2014

The battery-powered device sends electrical pulses through the skin of the forehead. People who used the headband in a study had fewer migraines and took less headache medicine.

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Questions Remain About Whether Doctors Can Curb Children's Drug Use

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

In the absence of evidence about what works best to discourage drug use among teens and kids, doctors are left with their own judgment and clinical experience to fall back on.

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Edgy Washington State Ads Urge Young People To Buy Insurance

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Controversial ads geared to younger people have drawn criticism. But enrollment figures for private health insurance on the Washington state exchange are up since the ads began running.

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