CMS Made Simple News Feed http://www.newbornscreening.com/cms Current News entries Latest Sports SEE MORE Mon, 13 Apr 2015 17:45:44 GMT Freezing eggs to prolong fertility no guarantee of giving birth,... Newborn screening delay costly for mother whose... Had Alexandra Maltson’s blood been screened faster, doctors would have learned sooner that she had galactosemia, a rare condition treatable through diet.

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Latest Local News Mon, 13 Apr 2015 17:45:09 GMT “There will definitely be great hardship for people,” city staffer tells... Freezing eggs to prolong fertility no guarantee of giving birth,...

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Miraclefeet Reaches Milestone of 10,000 Kids in Treatment by Transforming Clubfoot Care in Developing Countries Tue, 7 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT Five years ago, Chesca Colloredo-Mansfeld opened the doors of miraclefeet, a non-profit working to eradicate clubfoot in the developing world. What began with one clinic and a hand

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Capnia Awarded NIH Grant to Develop Sickle Cell Anemia Screening in Developing Countries Mon, 6 Apr 2015 04:00:00 GMT REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- Capnia, Inc. , focused on the development of novel products based on its proprietary technologies for precision metering of gas flow, today announced it has been awarded a Small ...

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Gov. Beshear to Sign Bill in Owensboro Thu, 2 Apr 2015 20:48:54 GMT Wednesday at the Convention Center in Owensboro, Governor Beshear is signing a bill concerning newborn screening for Krabbe disease.

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Award-winning journalist leads panel on newborns Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:26:22 GMT Award-winning journalist Ellen Gabler visited campus Tuesday, accompanied by three professors and the director of the Utah Newborn Screening Program, to lead a panel discussion about deadly delays in processing newborn blood work and the severe risk these delays can pose to newborn health. read more

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Marcus Miller, Ph.D., receives ACMG Foundation/David L. Rimoin Inspiring Excellence Award Tue, 31 Mar 2015 06:26:44 GMT ( American College of Medical Genetics ) The ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine is proud to announce that Marcus Miller, Ph.D., of Baylor is the recipient of the inaugural ACMG Foundation/David L. Rimoin Inspiring Excellence Award during the 2015 ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah. The David L. Rimoin Inspiring Excellence Award was created in memory of ...

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Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center Clinical Geneticist and Laboratory Director Dr. Jerry Feldman Elected ... Mon, 30 Mar 2015 04:14:59 GMT BETHESDA, Md., March 30, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gerald L. (Jerry) Feldman, MD, PhD, FACMG, of Detroit, Mich., is the new president of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG), the national professional organization for clinical and laboratory genetics...

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Follow-up critical for newborns Wed, 25 Mar 2015 22:20:34 GMT Follow-up appointments for babies within 48 hours of birth is critical for identifying any potential health problems, doctors at a Dubai hospital say. Latifa Hospital’s follow-up system for mandatory newborn screening, for example, is a success, said a senior health official at the facility. Dr Muna Tahlak, CEO of Latifa Hospital, said that it is mandatory for all newborns to undergo health ...

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Patricia Hall, Ph.D., earns 2015 King Trainee Award for best publication, Genetics in Medicine Wed, 25 Mar 2015 05:19:30 GMT ( American College of Medical Genetics ) Patricia L. Hall, Ph.D., FACMG of Emory University is the recipient of the 2015 Richard King Trainee Award. This award was instituted by the ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine to encourage ABMGG, international equivalents or genetic counseling trainees in their careers and to foster the publication of the highest quality research in ACMG's ...

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Dr. Luria, Mori and Robak receive Pfizer/ACMG Foundation Translational Genomic Fellowship Award Tue, 24 Mar 2015 21:19:08 GMT ( American College of Medical Genetics ) Anne O'Donnell Luria, M.D., Ph.D., of Boston Children's Hospital, Mari Mori, M.D., of Duke University, and Laurie Robak M.D., Ph.D., of Baylor College of Medicine were honored as the 2015-2016 recipients of the Pfizer/ACMG Foundation Clinical Genetics Combined Residency for Translational Genomic Scholars Fellowship Award at the ACMG 2015 Annual Clinical ...

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Governor Beshear to Sign Health Bills Tue, 24 Mar 2015 19:05:59 GMT Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear will sign several health-related bills Tuesday.

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Last-minute work underway on final day of General Assembly Tue, 24 Mar 2015 15:13:51 GMT There are just a few hours left in the legislative session in Frankfort.

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Mississippi's tiniest hearts are about to be better protected Tue, 24 Mar 2015 04:05:03 GMT Mississippi's tiniest hearts will have a greater chance of beating stronger going forward. The Mississippi State Department of Health recently included pulse oximetry (pulse ox) screening as a requirement for all the state's birthing centers as part of its newborn screening panel regulations.State Health Officer Dr. Mary Currier says this addition is important in our genetic screening process ...

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Local Family Continues Push for Collin's Law Sun, 22 Mar 2015 20:08:50 GMT A Wisconsin Rapids family has made another step in their push to increasing the panel of diseases included during newborn screenings in Wisconsin.

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Parents sue over screening delay for newborn son Fri, 20 Mar 2015 23:09:13 GMT The parents of Colton Hidde, whose delayed newborn screening test in 2012 left him brain damaged, have filed a lawsuit alleging medical malpractice.

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Watch: Baby Saved After Lab Tech Braves Boston Snow Fri, 20 Mar 2015 14:06:01 GMT Doctors were able to diagnose an infant with a rare genetic disorder thanks to Melody Rush, a lab tech who volunteered to handle deliver lab results after a Boston blizzard.

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Infant With Rare Disorder Saved After Lab-Tech Braves Boston Snow Fri, 20 Mar 2015 13:49:20 GMT A lab technician may have saved a Massachusetts newborn's life by braving deep snow to ensure routine lab tests were screened on time. One of the tests revealed a rare genetic disorder that could have led to liver failure or death if Juliana Salvi had remained on the normal newborn diet of milk or formula. The infant's mother, Charlene Salvi, said she noticed the infant was lethargic and ...

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How a Lab-Tech Saved This Baby's Life by Braving the Boston Snow Fri, 20 Mar 2015 11:29:09 GMT How lab techs braved Massachusetts snow and saved the life of a newborn.

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Lab technicians who braved blizzard to fetch newborns' blood tests hailed as heroes Thu, 19 Mar 2015 09:27:07 GMT Massachusetts lab technicians who drove through a January blizzard to retrieve samples of newborns' blood for testing are now being hailed as heroes by the family of one baby with a rare genetic disorder.

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Fetal Monitoring Market Worth $2.3 Billion by 2019 Thu, 19 Mar 2015 06:57:02 GMT

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ESPERITE acquires InKaryo, US start-up specialised in Bioinformatics for genetic diagnostics and molecular ... Wed, 18 Mar 2015 23:20:07 GMT ESPERITE`s strengthens its diagnostic tests to top the market with eKaryotype, electronic whole-genome Karyotype test. Esperite welcomes Xitong li, Ph.D., ex-Verinata Illumina Director of Bioinformatics ...

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Lab technician braves blizzard for results that save newborn's life Wed, 18 Mar 2015 20:40:26 GMT A baby just a few days old had a condition that could have killed her and her parents had no idea how bad it was, but an act of heroism in the middle of a blizzard saved her life.

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Colorado latest to test newborn screening samples on weekends Wed, 18 Mar 2015 09:12:06 GMT Quicker action can be taken if babies are found to have potentially life-threatening genetic disorders — a national problem identified in a Journal Sentinel investigation.

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Saving Aidan: Parents fight to save Perth tot from devastating disease Tue, 17 Mar 2015 20:19:34 GMT His wispy blonde locks, cheeky grin and vibrant blue eyes beset a picture of innocence.

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Home deliveries a big no in Iloilo City Tue, 17 Mar 2015 04:51:26 GMT ALL pregnant women are prohibited from delivering their babies at home and are mandated to deliver at health facilities, public and private birthing clinics and hospitals.

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Ombudsman Receives 10,000+ Complaints About Hydro One, Urges Utility to Stop "Cruel, Deceitful" Threats to Customers Wed, 11 Mar 2015 10:19:13 GMT Investigation update: 4,075 cases resolved as systemic probe continues

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Family hit by rare disease pushes for more newborn testing Tue, 10 Mar 2015 23:13:15 GMT A local family hit hard by a rare disease is now pushing for a law that would test every baby born in Oregon.

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A more intelligent approach to business Tue, 10 Mar 2015 13:33:25 GMT But instead of writing essays or reviewing PowerPoint lecture slides, the former web developer was coding a custom web solution that would reinvent the province’s screening process for newborns.

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Humanity in Science Award Winners Announced by Phenomenex and The Analytical Scientist Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:28:00 GMT Phenomenex, Inc., a global leader in the research and manufacture of advanced technologies for the separation sciences, along with The Analytical Scientist, a leading industry publication, is pleased to announce the inaugural winners of the 2015 Humanity in Science Award: Dr.

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Anna's Law unanimously passes House Tue, 10 Mar 2015 10:58:49 GMT In Frankfort Tuesday afternoon, the full House unanimously passed a bill known as Anna's Law.

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Litchfield County Legislators Propose Variety of Bills Mon, 9 Mar 2015 13:37:09 GMT LITCHFIELD COUNTY - While legislators in Connecticut are collectively facing a huge headache - paring down the state’s budget - it’s not the only thing on their minds.

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Local mom pushes for newborn screening test in Washington Sun, 8 Mar 2015 13:10:01 GMT Enter your comment here... You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change )

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Minn. lawmaker proposes 'Super Gav Act' in honor of Winona boy Sun, 8 Mar 2015 06:37:56 GMT Minnesota State Senator Jeremy Miller sponsored and proposed the “Super Gav Act” in honor of a four-year-old boy who was diagnosed with Metachromatic Leukodystrophy, a rare brain disease.

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Protecting our children’s DNA Wed, 4 Mar 2015 18:19:08 GMT Troubling questions of consent and privacy are raised over blood screening of newborns.

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State begins newborn screening for life-threatening immunodeficiencies Wed, 4 Mar 2015 15:31:37 GMT Hawaii now universally screens for all disorders on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service Recommended Uniform Screening Panel.

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The most common birth defect Tue, 3 Mar 2015 16:36:02 GMT Congenital heart disease (CHD) is the most common birth defect. Infants with CHS have abnormal structure to their heart, which creates abnormal blood flow patterns. Approximately eight of every 1,000 infants born have a form of CHD.

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Michigan highlights Rare Disease Day, recognizes importance of newborn screening Tue, 3 Mar 2015 04:52:00 GMT Nearly one in 10 Americans — or 30 million people — live with a rare disease, and two-thirds of these individuals are children. To help raise awareness and highlight the importance of Michigan’s Newborn Screening Program,Gov. Rick Snyder declared Saturday as Rare Disease Day in Michigan.

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Expanded newborn screening bill moves through House committee Mon, 2 Mar 2015 12:58:47 GMT Kentucky toddler Anna Taylor was at the state Capitol Monday, helping her parents testify on behalf of a proposed bill involving newborn screenings.

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Indiana girl fighting rare ‘maple syrup urine’ disease Thu, 26 Feb 2015 06:55:35 GMT INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Feb. 23, 2015)– Saturday, February 28 is “National Rare Disease Day,” a chance to bring awareness to some of the world’s most unique diseases. Maple Syrup Urine Disease (MSUD) is one of them, and an Indiana family wants you to know about it. “She is a very sick kid with a rare disease. […]

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Newborn In Indiana Diagnosed With A Rare Genetic Disease Wed, 25 Feb 2015 14:33:57 GMT Newborn In Indiana Diagnosed With A Rare Genetic Disease Newborn In Indiana Diagnosed With A Rare Genetic Disease Has Been Optimized Feb. 28 is “National Rare Disease Day” and an infant from Indiana is suffering from a disease that affects 1 in 100,000 children in her state. Symphony suffers from Maple Syrup Urine Disease (MUSD). Though the name might be innocuous, the genetic disorder can be ...

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Boy's rare disease triggers push for newborn screening Tue, 24 Feb 2015 20:33:06 GMT Blake Switow was your average 14-year-old boy. He was an honor's student and an athlete; always enjoying outdoor activities with his family.                

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4-month-old girl fights rare ‘maple syrup urine’ disease Tue, 24 Feb 2015 09:51:34 GMT INDIANAPOLIS — With Rare Disease Day approaching, an Indiana family is bringing awareness to their daughter’s uncommon condition. FOX59 in Indianapolis recently told the story of a 4-month-old girl named Symphony. The girl suffers from Maple Syrup Urine Disease (MSUD), The disease is named for the maple syrup smell of the urine from untreated babies. According to the U.S. […]

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Babaeng tumangay ng sanggol sa Taguig hospital, wala raw balak na ibenta ang bata Sat, 21 Feb 2015 05:59:31 GMT Matapos mahuli nitong Biyernes ng gabi, nagpaliwanag ang babaeng tumangay sa bagong silang na sanggol sa isang ospital sa Taguig City kung bakit niya kinuha ang bata.

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Woman who took baby from Taguig hospital: I only wanted to be a mom Sat, 21 Feb 2015 04:32:30 GMT After having two miscarriages last year, Roseman Mañalac was desperate to be a mom. This, she said, was why she kidnapped the one-day-old son of Johnerel and Cherry Pañero from the Taguig-Pateros District Hospital on Feb. 13

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Baby's heart defect detected by test now required for all newborns in Michigan Wed, 18 Feb 2015 05:04:00 GMT ANN ARBOR — At birth, Payton Morris was the image of perfect health — rosy cheeks, weighing 7 pounds, 15 ounces, and eating like a champ. But just minutes before parents Holly and Rob Morris expected to take her home from Hillsdale Community Health Center, they learned Payton had failed a newborn screening test designed to help detect heart defects.

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Rare Disease Advocates Raise Important Awareness at the Pennsylvania State Capitol Building for Rare Disease Day® on ... Mon, 16 Feb 2015 06:50:00 GMT HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Join patients with rare diseases, physicians, industry, and legislators in Pennsylvania on Tuesday, February 24, 2105 to raise important awareness for rare diseases as part of Rare Disease Day®. During this event, learn about the challenges and triumphs of living with rare diseases in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and help raise awareness ...

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Pediatricians question adding a fatal childhood disease to newborn screening Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:03:16 GMT State Senator Julia Lassa (D-Stevens Point), Representative Todd Novak (R-Dodgeville), and Representative John Spiros (R-Marshfield) wrote a bipartisan bill called Collin's Law that would add Krabbe Leukodystrophy to Wisconsin's tests.

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Lifestyle › A Japanese woman’s experience giving birth in U.S. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 14:15:05 GMT Receiving any kind of medical treatment in a foreign country can be a daunting experience. And when one of the writers from Pouch gave birth to her second child in the United States, where she was living at the time, she was naturally expecting the procedures to be different from…

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Super Gav's next act Thu, 12 Feb 2015 15:33:53 GMT Super Gav is back, and this time he’s fighting for a bill to be passed in the Minnesota Legislature on behalf of all newborns and their families.

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Baby's Heart Defect Detected by 2-Minute Screening Test Now Required for All Newborns in Michigan Thu, 12 Feb 2015 07:48:43 GMT Thanks to a 2-minute test after birth, Payton Morris was diagnosed with an undetected heart defect that showed no symptoms.

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'I don't know what we would have done without it,' newborn baby's heart defect found during newly required screening Thu, 12 Feb 2015 05:05:14 GMT Payton was among the first in the state to benefit from a newborn screening test made mandatory last year in Michigan hospitals, according to a statement from the University of Michigan Health System, which has done the screening since 2003 and advocated for the requirement.

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2 Local Families Advocate for Newborn Rare Disease Screening at State Capitol Wed, 11 Feb 2015 08:48:24 GMT State Senator Julie Lassa and State Representative Todd Novak will announce the introduction of "Collin's Law" at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 11, in the Senate Parlor.

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John Baird to give up Ottawa West-Nepean riding in coming weeks Tue, 3 Feb 2015 08:40:10 GMT Ottawa West-Nepean MP John Baird officially resigned as foreign minister and will give up his riding in the coming weeks, Baird announced Tuesday in front of the House of Commons. "Being foreign minister was a tremendous experience, but I never took your trust for granted. In an emailed statement issued while Baird was addressing the House, Mayor Jim Watson thanked Baird for his years of service ...

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APHL Announces Recipients of SCID Implementation Awards Mon, 2 Feb 2015 09:43:51 GMT The Association of Public Health Laboratories is pleased to announce the recipients of the Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Implementation Awards, funding to support full implementation of SCID newborn ...

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PerkinElmer Beats Q4 Earnings & Revenues, View Optimistic - Analyst Blog Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:20:06 GMT PerkinElmer Inc (PKI) reported fourth-quarter 2014 EPS of 85 cents, which surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 7 cents.

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PerkinElmer profit tops estimates on strong newborn screening Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:14:13 GMT Scientific instruments maker PerkinElmer Inc on Thursday reported better-than-expected fourth quarter revenue and profit, helped by strong demand for its newborn screening tests in developing markets. PerkinElmer, which also sells environmental and food safety testing equipment, gets more than half of its revenue from sales outside the United States, including some 25 percent from Europe, where ...

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PerkinElmer profit tops estimates on strong sales of newborn screening tests Thu, 29 Jan 2015 13:23:45 GMT Scientific instruments maker PerkinElmer Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly adjusted revenue and profit, helped by strong sales of its newborn diagnostic screening tests in developing markets. ...

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Grey Nuns first to routinely test newborns for heart defects Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:42:52 GMT Edmonton’s Grey Nuns Hospital is the first in the world to screen every newborn leaving the hospital for congenital heart defects. The test monitors the child’s oxygen saturation, identifying infants that may need further testing.

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AACC Cautions FDA Against Extraneous Oversight of Medical Tests That Help Patients With Rare or New Conditions Thu, 29 Jan 2015 08:35:06 GMT Today AACC sent formal comments to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) addressing FDA's proposal for oversight of laboratory developed tests. AACC shares FDA's goal of improving the safety and effectiveness of these crucial tests, but recommends that the agency protect patient access to the tests by limiting its oversight to high risk laboratory developed tests. AACC additionally recommends ...

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MDA Names Kristin Stephenson to VP of Policy and Advocacy to Build on Recent Landmark Victories Tue, 27 Jan 2015 08:58:07 GMT WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Muscular Dystrophy Association has named Kristin Stephenson, an accomplished lawyer, seasoned public health advocate and active member of the MDA community, as its Vice President of Policy and Advocacy, effective immediately....

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Newborn Foundation Featured on Global Health Panel at Annual Patient Safety Science and Technology Summit Fri, 23 Jan 2015 11:35:27 GMT The Newborn Foundation, an international nonprofit leveraging medical technologies to improve outcomes and reduce disparities for newborns, will highlight progress in global patients safety in maternal, ...

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Deadline to send baby blood sample now 1 business day Thu, 22 Jan 2015 23:19:36 GMT LITTLE ROCK -- The Arkansas Board of Health gave final approval to two rule changes to blood sampling for newborn babies Thursday, including one measure to send samples to a state laboratory more quickly for testing.

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Researchers find genetic mutation that causes glycogen storage disease type IIIa in Inuit Mon, 19 Jan 2015 22:56:41 GMT A team of Canadian and Japanese researchers has identified the genetic mutation responsible for glycogen storage disease type IIIa in Inuit in northern Quebec, Canada, in a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

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Rare shared genetic mutation for disease in Inuit discovered Mon, 19 Jan 2015 11:56:33 GMT A team of Canadian and Japanese researchers has identified the genetic mutation responsible for glycogen storage disease type IIIa in Inuit in northern Quebec, Canada. Their paper identifies a mutation in the gene encoding the glycogen debranching enzyme, which had previously been undetected in a decade of investigation by the same authors.

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Researchers identify rare shared genetic mutation for disease in Inuit Mon, 19 Jan 2015 09:16:36 GMT ( Canadian Medical Association Journal ) A team of Canadian and Japanese researchers has identified the genetic mutation responsible for glycogen storage disease type IIIa in Inuit in northern Quebec, Canada, in a study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. The paper identifies a mutation in the gene encoding the glycogen debranching enzyme, which had previously been undetected ...

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Bristol Township students celebrate first Hope for Hannah Day Thu, 15 Jan 2015 13:11:55 GMT Hannah Ginion would have turned 2 Thursday. To honor her memory, students across Bristol Township wore blue to raise awareness for the baby who inspired a law to update Pennsylvania's newborn screenin

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Microbiology Testing Market worth $12,411.36 Million in 2019 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets Thu, 15 Jan 2015 05:41:07 GMT The clinical microbiology market is segmented on the basis of products into consumables and instruments. http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/microbiology-testing-market-219135367.html (PRWeb January 15, 2015) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/clinical-microbiology/market/prweb12440347.htm

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Baby lives with half a brain Wed, 14 Jan 2015 11:31:04 GMT When Sandra and Neal Salerno welcomed their second child, a girl named Lillian Grace in December of 2011 – the blue-eyed, blonde-haired little cherub seemed the picture of perfection.

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Dr. Loretta Doan Named Vice President of Policy and Global Affairs at AACC Wed, 14 Jan 2015 07:19:00 GMT WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AACC is pleased to announce that Loretta L. Doan, PhD, has assumed the position of vice president of policy and global affairs effective today. Prior to joining AACC, Doan served as director of science policy at the Endocrine Society, an organization representing more than 18,000 scientists and clinicians. At the Endocrine Society, she led a ...

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Naegleria fowleri Sun, 11 Jan 2015 17:59:21 GMT Last year death toll from a deadly waterborne infection, primary amoebic meningoencephalitis (PAM), shot to 14 — all time high since the lethal germ began attacking residents of Karachi in 2012.

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Cordillera's outstanding health units feted Sun, 11 Jan 2015 05:50:50 GMT A HEALTHY community starts with healthy children. The Department of Health-Cordillera, in coordination with the Commission on Population and the National Youth Commission recognized the different health centers in the region that performed well in implementing programs dedicated for children and the youth in 2013 and 2014.

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AZ accelerates submissions of newborn screening Sat, 10 Jan 2015 06:40:37 GMT The state Department of Health Services reports meeting a goal of getting Arizona hospitals to promptly submit blood samples from newborns for testing for life-threatening and time-sensitive disorders.

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Arizona accelerates submissions of newborn screening samples - Tucson News Now Sat, 10 Jan 2015 00:29:47 GMT PHOENIX (AP) - The state Department of Health Services reports meeting a goal of getting Arizona hospitals to promptly submit blood samples from newborns for testing for life-threatening and time-sensitive disorders.

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Swearing-in ceremonies reshape two branches of state government Wed, 7 Jan 2015 06:38:21 GMT HARRISBURG — Ceremonies at the Capitol amidst a snowstorm Tuesday reshaped two of the three branches of state government. A new House Speaker and new Supreme Court Chief Justice took oaths of office and a new lawmaker was sworn in to represent a House district in Luzerne County.

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2 Schuylkill County lawmakers hold leadership posts Wed, 7 Jan 2015 01:16:00 GMT HARRISBURG — Ceremonies at the Capitol amidst a snowstorm Tuesday reshaped two of the three branches of state government. This is the first time in more than a century that a senator and House lawmaker from Schuylkill County hold leadership posts at the same time, lawmakers said. Sen. David Argall, R-29, Tamaqua, chairs the Senate Majority Policy Committee, while Rep. Neal Goodman, D-123 ...

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Swearing-in ceremonies reshapes two branches of state government Wed, 7 Jan 2015 01:10:23 GMT HARRISBURG — Ceremonies at the Capitol amidst a snowstorm Tuesday reshaped two of the three branches of state government. A new House Speaker and new Supreme Court Chief Justice took oaths of office and a new lawmaker was sworn in to represent a House dis

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Swearing-in ceremonies reshaped two branches of state government Wed, 7 Jan 2015 01:07:16 GMT HARRISBURG — Ceremonies at the Capitol amid a snowstorm Tuesday reshaped two of the three branches of state government.

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New Molecular Diagnostic Methods Could Reduce Risk of Miscarriage in Prenatal Testing for Genetic Diseases Tue, 6 Jan 2015 09:11:00 GMT WASHINGTON, Jan. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Early diagnosis and treatment are crucial to improving patient prognosis for 22q11 deletion syndrome and Wilson's disease, two potentially life-threatening genetic conditions. ...

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Global NewBorn Screening Market - Forecast to 2019 Tue, 6 Jan 2015 04:37:58 GMT Dublin -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/48h4xg/newborn_screening) has announced the addition of the "NewBorn Screening Market by Test Type, Technology, Instrument, ...

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Pin-prick tests that could stop babies from dying Mon, 5 Jan 2015 18:13:47 GMT One-year-old Poppy was rushed to hospital after taking a turn for the worse following a week-long chest infection. She tested positive for Maple Syrup Urine Disease (MSUD) — a rare genetic condition.

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Thousands of Greater Manchester babies could undergo tests for rare genetic conditions from today Sun, 4 Jan 2015 22:16:04 GMT Public health chiefs have announced every new baby born in England will be screened for four extra metabolic diseases.

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Bill 8 good news for Ontarians: Ombudsman Andre Marin Sat, 3 Jan 2015 19:33:39 GMT The mood was festive at Queen’s Park when Bill 8, the MPP and Public Sector Accountability and Transparency Act was passed Dec. 9.

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Life celebration to be held Friday for Hannah Ginion Tue, 30 Dec 2014 14:10:45 GMT Family and supporters will gather Friday to celebrate the extraordinary life of little Hannah Ginion.

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US parents to be offered experimental genome testing Tue, 30 Dec 2014 12:12:22 GMT Four US hospitals are beginning project to look at different aspects of gene sequencing in newborn babies to provide doctors and parents a vast pool of data on potential issues.

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Global Metabolomics Market Tue, 30 Dec 2014 11:25:00 GMT LONDON, Dec. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Metabolomics in US$ Million by the following Product Segments: Bioinformatics Tools in Metabolomic Research, Bioanalytical ...

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Online fundraiser set up for Hannah Ginion Mon, 29 Dec 2014 13:42:08 GMT BRISTOL TOWNSHIP — A new online fundraising campaign has been started to help the family of little Hannah Ginion, who lost her battle with Krabbe disease Sunday after inspiring a law to update Pennsyl

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Bristol Twp. baby that inspired 'Hannah's Law' passes away Sun, 28 Dec 2014 11:55:45 GMT One-year-old Hannah Ginion, of Bristol Township, has passed away.

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Born premature, boy gives up gifts to give back money to the March of Dimes Wed, 24 Dec 2014 17:51:13 GMT Declan McCarthy weighed less than 3 pounds when he was born nine years ago, but he made a very large gesture on his recent birthday. Declan asked anyone who was going to give him a gift to instead donate money to the March of Dimes. Would-be gift givers responded by donating more than $500. Declan is the third of three children born to Ann and Ed McCarthy. All were born prematurely. read more

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Born premature, boy gives up gifts to give back Wed, 24 Dec 2014 15:35:57 GMT Declan McCarthy weighed less than 3 pounds when he was born nine years ago, but he made a very large gesture on his recent birthday. Declan asked anyone who was going to give him a gift to instead donate money to the March of Dimes. Would-be gift givers responded by donating more than $500. Declan is the third of three children born to Ann and Ed McCarthy. All were born prematurely. read more

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Statement Of Dr. Jennifer L. Howse, President, March Of Dimes On President Obama Signing The Newborn Screening Saves ... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:07:00 GMT WASHINGTON, Dec. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The March of Dimes released today the following statement from President Dr. Jennifer L. Howse as President Barack Obama signed into law H.R. 1281, the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act:"The President's signature into law of the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act represents an important step toward maintaining ...

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PerkinElmer Announces First Commercial Availability of Newborn Screening Test for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency ... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 04:00:00 GMT PerkinElmer, Inc., a global leader focused on improving the health and safety of people and the environment, today announced the first commercially available screening test in the United States and Canada for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency , also known more commonly as “Bubble Boy” disease.

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First Newborn Screening Test Approved for Rare Immune Disorder Wed, 17 Dec 2014 21:22:35 GMT Title: First Newborn Screening Test Approved for Rare Immune Disorder Category: Health News Created: 12/16/2014 12:00:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 12/17/2014 12:00:00 AM

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FDA allows marketing of the first newborn screening test to help detect Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Mon, 15 Dec 2014 13:56:06 GMT Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allowed marketing of the EnLite Neonatal TREC Kit, the first screening test permitted to be marketed by FDA for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) in newborns.

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Newborn screening program coverage expanded Sun, 14 Dec 2014 08:00:00 GMT The Department of Health (DOH) has expanded the coverage of the newborn screening (NBS) program from six to 28 diseases to adequately protect infants against illnesses that may develop later in life. In Administrative Order No. 2014-0045, the DOH said the 28 diseases fall under various types of disorder, like hemoglobinopathies, amino acid disorders, organic acidurias, disorders of fatty ...

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Congress reauthorizes Jim Kelly-backed newborn screening law Thu, 11 Dec 2014 16:06:34 GMT Buffalo Bills legend Jim Kelly traveled to Washington last year to push for the bill’s renewal. James P. McCoy/Buffalo News file photo

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Congress backs Jim Kelly’s effort on newborn screening Thu, 11 Dec 2014 13:36:29 GMT WASHINGTON – A federal effort to help states expand their newborn health screening programs – which first became law after a push from retired Buffalo Bills great Jim Kelly and his wife, Jill, six years ago – will continue for another five years thanks to legislation passed by both houses of Congress this week.

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Congress Finalizes Legislation That Will Renew Critical Funding for Pediatric Medical Testing; AACC Urges President ... Thu, 11 Dec 2014 11:24:25 GMT The U.S. House of Representatives passed a revised version of the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act of 2013 yesterday, finalizing Congressional reauthorization of the legislation. AACC commends Congress for approving this bipartisan legislation, which will enable the continuation and advancement of pediatric testing programs that help thousands of infants receive life-saving ...

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Orlich played in Lambeau's last season Wed, 10 Dec 2014 19:54:35 GMT Dan Orlich can thank his college teammate for the referral that led to him becoming a Green Bay Packer. In the fall of 1948, Curly Lambeau came to the University of Nevada in search of a quarterback.

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flash11g Wed, 10 Dec 2014 19:49:34 GMT College: University of Nevada (Reno).

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Teen killed in north side shooting Wed, 10 Dec 2014 19:21:24 GMT A 17-year-old boy was shot to death Wednesday afternoon on Milwaukee’s north side, police said.

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U.S. House unanimously approves newborn screening bill Wed, 10 Dec 2014 19:13:25 GMT National newborn screening legislation is headed to President Barack Obama’s desk for signature after unanimously passing the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday.

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Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act Goes to President for Signature into Law Wed, 10 Dec 2014 14:53:00 GMT WASHINGTON, Dec. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. House of Representatives has passed H.R. 1281, the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act.  The bill now goes to President Obama to be signed into law."Passage of this legislation is a major victory for newborns and families, and it shows that the health of our nation's infants crosses all boundaries of party, geography ...

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Milwaukee man charged with fatally shooting wife in front of kid Wed, 10 Dec 2014 12:58:54 GMT Milwaukee police have been searching for the suspect, felon Anthony Terrell Bradley, since the shooting at the couple’s apartment in the 7800 block of W. Bender Ave.

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Ontario Ombudsman Welcomes Historic Expansion of Mandate Tue, 9 Dec 2014 09:42:55 GMT Public will be able to file complaints about municipalities, universities, school boards

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U.S. Senate OKs newborn screening measure Tue, 9 Dec 2014 09:29:45 GMT Ending months of delay, national newborn screening legislation passed after the bill was amended to require parental consent before any genetic research can be done.

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Video shows Wausau police officers lifting car off trapped men Tue, 9 Dec 2014 06:51:55 GMT Wausau police say it’s not clear how the men ended up under the vehicle early Saturday, however, ‘all people involved in the incident were intoxicated.’

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Find a compromise on newborn testing bill Fri, 5 Dec 2014 20:54:58 GMT A bill in Congress to help upgrade newborn screening across the nation is stalled over privacy concerns, and while those concerns are worth discussing, they should not hold up passage. Republican sena

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Benefits of newborn hearing tests last into teen years Thu, 4 Dec 2014 14:12:57 GMT By Shereen Lehman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Teenagers whose hearing loss was detected very early in infancy had better reading comprehension than their hearing-impaired peers who were diagnosed later, according to a new study from the UK. The results suggest that detecting hearing loss, and intervening at a critical early stage, can make a lifelong difference in development, researchers said ...

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Funeral Services Held for Wis. Toddler with Genetic Disorder Thu, 4 Dec 2014 08:41:58 GMT Funeral services were held Monday for an 18-month-old Dodgeville boy suffering from a rare, degenerative disorder.

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Codexis Uses Its CodeEvolver Protein Engineering Platform Technology to Develop an Enzyme Therapeutic Candidate for ... Wed, 3 Dec 2014 15:38:20 GMT REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- Codexis, Inc. , a leading developer of biocatalysts for the pharmaceutical and fine chemical industries, today announced that it has developed a novel enzyme therapeutic product ...

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Roanoke toddler has rare disease called PKU, parents share message Wed, 3 Dec 2014 06:31:50 GMT Stafford Wade was diagnosed with the metabolic disorder through the newborn screening test that children have when they are born.

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80,000 newborns to be screened Wed, 3 Dec 2014 00:05:08 GMT A newborn screening programme to identify babies for common metabolic disorders will be rolled out in Tirupattur and Vellore in February.The government recently sanctioned Rs. 99 lakh for...

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Melvin Gordon named Big Ten running back of the year Mon, 1 Dec 2014 17:21:29 GMT Wisconsin redshirt junior tailback Melvin Gordon, a graduate of Kenosha Bradford High School, on Monday was named the Big Ten's Ameche-Dayne running back of the year.

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Morning briefing: Test lets Wisconsin schools see how they stack up internationally Mon, 1 Dec 2014 10:11:18 GMT Stories that are making the news today in Madison and around the state and country.

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Packers' McCarthy makes all the right moves in duel with Belichick's Patriots Sun, 30 Nov 2014 22:12:01 GMT With Packers coach Mike McCarthy daring his players to be great with his own bold use of personnel and scheme, Green Bay found the extra edge that was required to defeat the proud Patriots, 26-21, in a phenomenally well-played game between two NFL titans.

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Clock ticks toward Scott Panetti execution in Texas Sun, 30 Nov 2014 22:07:40 GMT Wisconsin native Scott Panetti’s landmark case has drawn international attention for what mental health and human rights advocates say is a “profound injustice.”

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Newborn testing delays rife in Tenn. Sun, 30 Nov 2014 21:56:07 GMT Testing a newborn’s blood for disease is a process that must operate like clockwork.

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Privacy Issues Stall Newborn Screening Bill Sun, 30 Nov 2014 21:27:07 GMT A bill that would support newborn screening nationwide has stalled in Congress because some Republican senators have privacy concerns about genetic research funded by the legislation.

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An All Access or Digital Only subscription is required for unlimited access to readingeagle.com. Sun, 30 Nov 2014 16:08:23 GMT Updated at 6 p.m. EST (2300 UTC).

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Privacy issues stall newborn screening bill in Senate Sun, 30 Nov 2014 14:45:47 GMT A bill that would support newborn screening nationwide has stalled in Congress because some Republican senators have privacy concerns about genetic research funded by the legislation.

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Seattle looms as Packers' biggest obstacle to Super Bowl Sat, 29 Nov 2014 22:11:57 GMT Seattle unleashed such a beatdown of San Francisco that the playoff picture in the NFC suddenly wasn’t clear at all.

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Newborn testing delays rife in Tennessee Sat, 29 Nov 2014 21:29:41 GMT Testing a newborn’s blood for disease is a process that must operate like clockwork.

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2014 Wisconsin Badgers Schedule: Big Ten v. Ohio State Sat, 29 Nov 2014 21:24:35 GMT Today's Paper, also known as the e-Edition, is an online replica of the printed newspaper. You can view today's paper or previous issues.

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Preview: Packers vs. Patriots Sat, 29 Nov 2014 21:24:22 GMT Basics; five things to watch; views of the game

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Packers, Patriots built with different approach Sat, 29 Nov 2014 20:12:09 GMT The only two teams to reach the postseason each of the last five years meet Sunday at Lambeau Field. And they’ve gotten here in polar-opposite ways.

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Privacy issues stall newborn screening bill in U.S. Senate Sat, 29 Nov 2014 20:07:37 GMT A bill that supports newborn screening nationwide has stalled in Congress because some GOP senators have privacy concerns about genetic research funded by the legislation.

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This week in the NFL Sat, 29 Nov 2014 19:50:53 GMT If you’re considering record alone, the AFC North is right there when talking about the best division in the NFL.

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Similar cases yield very different results in Wisconsin prison system Sat, 29 Nov 2014 19:24:10 GMT Some2,700 people remain incarcerated in Wisconsin whose sentences allow parole. More than half committed their crimes in their teens or 20s. The cost of keeping them is about $100 million a year.

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Sikeston couple finds hope in treatment of infant daughter's rare genetic disease Sat, 29 Nov 2014 06:42:25 GMT SIKESTON -- Kari Jacobsen of Sikeston has always believed things happen for a reason, and with the birth of her third child who was diagnosed with a rare disease, she's even more sure of that than ever before.

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National Dog Show 2014 Thu, 27 Nov 2014 09:34:41 GMT (WSLS 10) - Live stream of 2014 National Dog Show

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APAC Driving Global Pulse Oximetry Market Growth for Next 5 Years Thu, 27 Nov 2014 02:00:00 GMT DALLAS, November 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ReportsnReports.com adds Global Pulse Oximetry Market 2015-2019 research report of 66 pages to the medical devices industry intelligence collection of its data ...

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Ky. couple hoping to expand newborn screening, honor daughter Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:13:09 GMT This Thanksgiving, two Kentucky parents are grateful for time with their little girl.

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Diagnosing deafness early will help teenagers' reading development Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:30:24 GMT Deaf teenagers have better reading skills if they were identified as deaf by the time they were nine months old, research from the University of Southampton has shown.

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Sickle Cell Disease Patient/Researcher Named to Ebony Magazine Power 100 List Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:59:53 GMT Bioethics scholar Carlton Haywood Jr., PhD, MA, has been recognized by Ebony Magazine on its Power 100 list for his unique work on sickle cell disease, from which he suffers himself.

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WSLS launches Holiday Giving Guide for non-profits Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:50:16 GMT WSLS wants to make giving easy for you this holiday season, so on our website under the “Home” tab you'll find a section called "Holiday Giving Guide."

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The Colleges with the happiest students, according to The Princeton Review's 2014-15 ranking Thu, 20 Nov 2014 04:32:07 GMT Virginia Tech, located in Blacksburg Virginia scored number 5 in the Princeton Review's ranking of colleges with the happiest students.

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Government storing baby blood data raises privacy concerns Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:21:09 GMT What the government is doing with your child's DNA after the children are screened for diseases that is raising ethical concerns.

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Jeffrey Modell Foundation Launches First CHILDREN!® Project Tue, 18 Nov 2014 07:30:00 GMT NEW YORK, Nov. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CHILDREN!®, the Child Health Initiative to Lessen Disease through Research and Education Now!, is being launched today by the Jeffrey Modell Foundation. Focused on innovative ways to better educate the medical community and better the lives of those affected by Primary Immunodeficiency, the Foundation is concentrating on the next generation of ...

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Health Dept. completes purging of newborn screening data Mon, 17 Nov 2014 05:50:48 GMT The agency was required to destroy all newborn blood spots and screening results created before Nov. 16, 2011, because the Health Department had not obtained parental permission to store the material.

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Sanitary control of shellfish on November agenda | Washington State Board of Health Sun, 16 Nov 2014 21:00:48 GMT Washington State Board of Health will discuss updating the Vibrio parahaemolyticus (shellfish) control plan at its Wednesday meeting.

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Senator Loren Legarda's Eulogy for Former Senator Juan M. Flavier Sun, 16 Nov 2014 20:00:02 GMT November 17, 2014. How do you eulogize a man who was bigger than life? Who epitomized what public service really means? Who stood for the words integrity and work ethic? When I was a neophyte senator in 1998, Johnny Flavier was my seatmate. I chose him. He chose me. He was witty and had a wonderful sense of...

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1 lakh infants screened for disorders Fri, 14 Nov 2014 22:32:12 GMT Over one lakh infants born in government hospitals were screened for congenital metabolic disorders in the last 18 months, under the State’s newborn-screening programme. Of these, 50 infants were f...

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Were your baby's newborn screening samples destroyed? Fri, 14 Nov 2014 08:55:49 GMT The Minnesota Department of Health has finished destroying thousands of newborn blood-spot samples after a legal challenge forced the action.

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Canadians with cystic fibrosis living 20 years longer than they did 2 decades ago Fri, 14 Nov 2014 01:36:28 GMT Canadians with cystic fibrosis are living almost 20 years longer than they did two decades ago, according to a new research paper. In addition, the median age at which Canadians with cystic fibrosis die has risen to 32 years in 2012 from 21.7 years in 1990. The death rate declined from 1.4 deaths per year in 1990 to 0.99 deaths per year in 2012, authors report.

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Canadians with cystic fibrosis living longer than a generation ago Thu, 13 Nov 2014 04:40:06 GMT Several factors credited as median age of survival surpasses 50 for an illness was once expected to kill people before they reach 20

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Study Reveals $40 Billion in Potential Savings in Healthcare Costs Mon, 10 Nov 2014 07:30:00 GMT NEW YORK, Nov. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Jeffrey Modell Foundation (JMF) is launching software capable of saving up to $40 billion in unnecessary healthcare costs. After conducting a three year study, this highly advanced screening tool will be introduced to major healthcare organizations in 2015. ...

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Days after newborn screening reform, a baby's life is saved Sat, 8 Nov 2014 19:37:47 GMT A Utah baby’s life is saved days after the hospital switched to overnight delivery of blood tests in response to a Journal Sentinel investigation.

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Researchers develop new B12 testing kit Tue, 4 Nov 2014 11:51:12 GMT Vitamin B12 is vital to keep a nervous system healthy. Since it is found mainly in meat and dairy, it is common for people to associate B12 deficiency with vegans, who are aware of this issue (in Germany there's even a B12-enriched toothpaste ) and often take measures to supplement. In fact, it is the general population of developing countries who are more likely to lack B12, and it is primarily ...

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Inova Aims to Augment Newborn Screening with WGS, Launch Targeted Dx Panels Mon, 3 Nov 2014 18:52:35 GMT Full-text access for premium subscribers only. Existing premium subscribers login here . New to GenomeWeb? Register here quickly.

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'Wonderland' event is fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Mon, 3 Nov 2014 10:44:00 GMT Raising money for disease is personal for one event planner.

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Parents of St. Johns boy with hemophilia take proactive approach, let him be a 'normal kid' Sun, 2 Nov 2014 18:41:50 GMT When baby Aaron Tuttle's foot was pricked as part of typical newborn screening - and bled much longer than it should have - his mother had an inkling what was wrong even before the tests came back. Her brother had hemophilia, a bleeding disorder that tends to be hereditary. Aaron, now 5, had it too.

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MedStar helps medically challenged kids Trick or Treat Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:14:25 GMT FORT WORTH, TX — For some of us, Halloween can be a pretty sweet night. Scary costumes, candy and haunted housed but for Reilly McMurray and Jackson Wallace the chance to get out and trick or treat is what made this night special. The pair was selected to participate in MedStar’s annual Trick or Treat […]

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MedStar Helps Medically Challenged Kids Trick-or-Treat Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:14:25 GMT FORT WORTH, TX – For some of us, Halloween can be a pretty sweet night. Scary costumes, candy and haunted houses. But for Reilly McMurray and Jackson Wallace, the chance to get out and trick or treat is what made this night special. The pair was selected to participate in MedStar’s annual trick-or-treat event in […]

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NHS screening advice 'must improve' Tue, 28 Oct 2014 17:54:50 GMT The NHS needs to get better at highlighting the dangers of screening for diseases such cancer, an influential group of MPs says.

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Vitamin test good news for vegetarians Mon, 27 Oct 2014 19:00:00 GMT B12 deficiency affects nearly 5% of Canadian adults and often goes undiagnosed, but a new study out of UBC has the potential to change that.

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One drop will do: UBC researchers develop simple new test for vitamin B12 deficiency Mon, 27 Oct 2014 06:15:26 GMT ( University of British Columbia ) Researchers at the University of British Columbia have developed a novel method to test for vitamin B12 deficiency that is sensitive enough to work on anyone, including newborn babies and large swaths of the general population.

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Utah baby's rare condition found in updated newborn screening test Sat, 25 Oct 2014 13:46:14 GMT A fairly recent addition to Utah's newborn screening protocol has detected its first case of a rare but sometimes fatal condition.

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Updated newborn screening test picks up rare condition in Utah baby Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:26:39 GMT A fairly recent addition to Utah's newborn screening protocol has detected its first case of a rare but sometimes fatal...

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Medical Diagnostic Laboratories, L.L.C. Institute for Biomarker Research Announces New Prenatal Cystic Fibrosis Tests Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:45:00 GMT HAMILTON, N.J., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --   Medical Diagnostic Laboratories, L.L.C., (MDL), a CLIA-certified, CAP-accredited laboratory which specializes in high complexity, state-of-the-art, automated ...

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N.J. family promotes genetic counseling, newborn screening after baby's dire diagnosis Wed, 22 Oct 2014 04:23:11 GMT Through social media and community gatherings, the couple and their extended family are waging their own campaign to educate the public about spinal muscular atrophy. And they are calling for improvements in how parents are counseled following genetic testing, which the Silvas say should be encouraged so parents know what’s ahead for them. They'd like to see hospitals in New Jersey screen all ...

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Couple renews multi-million dollar commitment to screen newborn babies for SCID disorders Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:41:40 GMT Frustrated with the slow pace of implementation of Newborn Screening for Severe Combined Immune Deficiency (SCID), Vicki and Fred Modell renewed a multi-million dollar commitment to screen every baby born in every state for this life threatening condition, often referred to as "Bubble Boy" disease.

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Couple Extends Multi-Million Dollar Commitment to Screen Every Newborn Baby For "Bubble Boy" Disease Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:30:00 GMT NEW YORK, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Frustrated with the slow pace of implementation of Newborn Screening for Severe Combined Immune Deficiency (SCID), Vicki and Fred Modell renewed a multi-million dollar commitment to screen every baby born in every state for this life threatening condition, often referred to as "Bubble Boy" disease. SCID is a life threatening condition in which infants fail ...

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The Rundown: Keeping school children safe and preparing hospitals for emergencies Sun, 19 Oct 2014 21:29:13 GMT A Berks County lawmaker's plan to stop school employees caught having sexual relationships with students from getting jobs in other schools could soon become law.

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Study examines type of exome sequencing and molecular diagnostic yield Sat, 18 Oct 2014 08:30:37 GMT ( The JAMA Network Journals ) In a sample of patients with undiagnosed, suspected genetic conditions, a certain type of exome sequencing method was associated with a higher molecular diagnostic yield than traditional molecular diagnostic methods, according to a study appearing in JAMA. The study is being released to coincide with the American Society of Human Genetics annual meeting.

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Hannah's Law, named for a Bristol Twp. baby, is official Thu, 16 Oct 2014 05:34:43 GMT On Wednesday, Gov. Corbett signed Pennsylvania House Bill 1654, also known as Hannah’s Law. It adds Krabbe disease and five other disorders to the state’s newborn screening list.

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Hannah's Law, named for a Bristol Township baby, is official Wed, 15 Oct 2014 15:40:27 GMT A law inspired by little Hannah Ginion soon may begin saving lives.

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'Hannah's Law', named for Bristol Twp. baby, is official Wed, 15 Oct 2014 12:19:01 GMT A law inspired Little Hannah Ginion, of Bristol Township, will soon begin saving lives.

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PA Governor Corbett Signs Bill Expanding Newborn Screening Requirements Wed, 15 Oct 2014 09:46:00 GMT HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett signed House Bill 1654 into law at an event in the Capitol today, expanding newborn screening requirements to assist in early detection measures that will help to improve care for children diagnosed with certain rare disorders.Corbett was joined by prime sponsor of the bill, Rep. Angel Cruz (D-Philadelphia); other ...

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Governor Corbett Signs Bill Expanding Newborn Screening Requirements Wed, 15 Oct 2014 09:41:23 GMT   Governor Tom Corbett signed House Bill 1654 into law at an event in the Capitol today, expanding newborn screening requirements to assist in early detection measures that will help to improve care for children diagnosed with certain rare disorders.   Corbett was joined by prime sponsor of the bill, Rep. Angel Cruz (D-Philadelphia); other […]

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Newborn Foundation Bestows Masimo CEO Joe Kiani With the Hubert H. Humphrey 'Dawn of Life' Award Mon, 13 Oct 2014 17:01:21 GMT The Newborn Foundation presented Joe Kiani, founder, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Masimo , with the Hubert H. Humphrey "Dawn of Life" Award at its gala Friday night in Minneapolis, Minn., ...

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Small Lancaster County clinic treating Amish, breaking ground on genetics Sun, 12 Oct 2014 00:10:11 GMT STRASBURG, Pa. - Weeks after his birth in 2001, Benjamin Glick was stricken with a mysterious illness. He would vomit and pass out. He wouldn't eat and lost weight. Over five agonizing months, his parents took him to 12 doctors at six hospitals in the Philadelphia area.

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Masimo Announces CE Mark of Eve Newborn Screening Application for Radical-7, an Intuitive Software Feature to Help ... Fri, 10 Oct 2014 05:03:00 GMT Masimo , maker of breakthrough Masimo SET® Measure-through Motion and Low Perfusion™ Pulse Oximetry, today announced the CE Mark of Eve™ Newborn Screening Software Application* for Radical-7® Pulse CO-Oximeters. ...

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'Hannah's Law' unanimously passes state Senate Wed, 8 Oct 2014 15:44:50 GMT A bill inspired by little Hannah Ginion, of Bristol Township, will soon make it mandatory for babies born in Pennsylvania to be tested for six more diseases than they are now.

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AACC Encourages Congress to Finalize Healthcare Bill That Will Prevent Disability and Death Caused by Childhood ... Wed, 8 Oct 2014 09:29:41 GMT Clinical laboratory testing ensures that thousands of infants receive life-saving treatments every year, yet certain pediatric testing programs could lose their funding if Congress does not finalize the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act of 2013. On October 14, AACC will host a congressional briefing to discuss how this legislation could save even more children from death and ...

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Utah newborns screened for heart disease by law Fri, 3 Oct 2014 09:13:42 GMT Utah hospitals in the past two years started screening newborn babies for critical congenital heart disease (CCHD), but as of Oct. 1, such screenings are required by law. The Legislature passed HB 276 in 2013, sponsored by Rep. Paul Ray, R-Clearfield...

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Minnesota physicians' PAC backs Dayton for re-election Thu, 2 Oct 2014 11:40:27 GMT The political fundraising arm of the Minnesota Medical Association, which represents physicians, has endorsed Gov. Mark Dayton for re-election.

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Conferences Wed, 1 Oct 2014 13:56:57 GMT Press Release - Provinces and Territories Talk Health Care....

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'Hannah's Law' one step away from state Senate vote Wed, 1 Oct 2014 13:49:43 GMT Pennsylvania House Bill 1654, also known as “Hannah’s Law” for Bristol Township's Hannah Ginion, would make it mandatory to add Krabbe disease and five other disorders to the state’s newborn screening

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Weapon sought in Berlin double killing, described as domestic violence Wed, 1 Oct 2014 08:20:42 GMT Berlin police have asked the public for help in finding the handgun used in the killing of a woman and man over the weekend.

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Estranged husband arrested in double homicide in Berlin Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:34:49 GMT Police have ruled out a murder-suicide based on the path and placement of the gunshot wounds.

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ProHealth Care joins new statewide network Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:34:40 GMT ProHealth Care is joining the new statewide network that includes Aurora Health Care, UW Health, ThedaCare, Bellin Health, Gundersen Health System and Aspirus.

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Shively, long-time Sentinel bureau chief, dies at 83 Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:16:25 GMT Long-time Milwaukee Sentinel Madison bureau chief Neil Shively died Tuesday, his family said.

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Provinces and territories talk health care Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:17:00 GMT BANFF, AB, Sept. 30, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, Alberta Minister of Health Stephen Mandel chaired a provincial and territorial health ministers meeting in Banff. Ministers identified new areas for provinces and territories to collaborate regarding health care and also shared best practices on health care innovation.    "Provincial and territorial ministers are committed to working together to deliver ...

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Pride of Reading nomination for Royal Berks paediatric audiology department Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:50:58 GMT Catriona Wildgoose, interim head of audiology, said: “Everyone on the team is feeling really special today after hearing about this nomination

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Governor Jerry Brown Signs Bill to Screen Newborns for Terminal Disease Sat, 27 Sep 2014 00:10:46 GMT Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 1559 into law today which will implement newborn screening in the state for a deadly genetic disease called adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) that affects approximately 1- 15,000 children. [PR.com]

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Arizona earns top marks for newborn screening Fri, 26 Sep 2014 18:22:04 GMT PHOENIX -- Arizona is being held up as a national model for newborn blood screening, but getting there took some work. Every newborn in Arizona gets a blood test for certain metabolic disorders, and after one report said Arizona could do better, the state Department of Health Services proved it was up to the challenge. “In Arizona, we test for 28 metabolic disorders,” Celia Nabor with the ...

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Health Hub: Newborn screening launched Fri, 26 Sep 2014 15:58:04 GMT The earlier a problem is diagnosed, the easier it is to treat it — this is what every doctor will tell you. Though when it comes to checking babies just as they’re born, not much is being d...

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Advanced treatment improves life for cystic fibrosis patients Thu, 25 Sep 2014 16:05:14 GMT In the 1950s, most children with cystic fibrosis died before the age of 5. But now, major therapeutic advancements in treatment have improved the length and the quality of life for patients dramatically.

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Mass Spectrometry in Clinical Applications: 2014 Report Thu, 25 Sep 2014 09:19:00 GMT DUBLIN, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Mass Spectrometry in Clinical Applications" report to their offering. For capacity, accuracy, and ...

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Newborn Screening Cooperative Agreement Awarded to APHL for Implementation of SCID Testing Wed, 24 Sep 2014 13:05:00 GMT The Association of Public Health Laboratories has been awarded $4 million through a two-year cooperative agreement with the Genetic Services Branch of the U.S. Health and Human Services Health Resources ...

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Newborn screening can prevent lifelong disability Wed, 24 Sep 2014 01:26:40 GMT When your baby was born you likely heard a loud cry and examined your baby to make sure he/she had a full set of adorable fingers and toes. But just imagine a few days after you arrive home, your phone rings: your baby has screened positive for a genetic disorder.

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Newborn Screening Uncovers Hidden Genetic Disorders Tue, 23 Sep 2014 05:44:45 GMT How can a seemingly healthy child have a genetic disorder? Divya Vats, MD, medical director of the Newborn Screening Program at Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and is a staff physician at the Children's Hospital Los Angeles-Santa Monica Outpatient Care Center explains how newborn screening works and why it can prevent lifelong disability--and even save a child's life.

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Skate for a cure for ALD Sat, 20 Sep 2014 21:11:45 GMT The event is a Pro-Am skateboarding competition with community vendors, music and street competitions by age group.

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Newborn Screening/Testing Market worth $ 819.6 Million by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:10:55 GMT Newborn screening market is driven by several factors which include benefits offered by newborn testing programs, legislations and mandates, technological advancements, government support, and the expanding panel of newborn diseases. http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/newborn-screening-market-141676244.html (PRWeb September 18, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com ...

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Arizona health department awarded for new infant blood screening process Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:16:36 GMT The Arizona Department of Health Services was given its first-ever Newborn Screening Quality Award by the March of Dimes on Thursday.

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March of Dimes honors Arizona with first-ever newborn screening award Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:35:55 GMT ( March of Dimes Foundation ) The March of Dimes presented Will Humble, M.P.H., Arizona's Department of Health Services director, with its first ever newborn screening quality award at a ceremony held here today. Mr. Humble established a policy of full transparency for the length of time it takes Arizona hospitals to send newborn blood samples to the lab for analysis, and set a target of having ...

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Eugene Baby Gets Bone Marrow Transplant Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:15:43 GMT PORTLAND, Ore. — A Eugene baby is one step closer to coming home after receiving a bone marrow transplant in Portland. Monday night, 4-month-old Kai Knight, received a bone marrow transplant at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, and Tuesday morning, just hours later, he was all smiles. Kai has an immunodeficiency syndrome called SCID, so he needed … Continue reading »

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Research and Markets: Global Newborn Screening Market - Industry Analysis and Market Forecast 2014-2020 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 07:22:00 GMT Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Newborn Screening Market - Industry Analysis and M

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Research and Markets: New Born Screening Market to 2019 - Test Type, Technology, Instrument, Accessories, Reagent ... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 04:27:00 GMT Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "NewBorn Screening Market by Test Type, Technology, Ins

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Newborn screening trend catching up Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:06:38 GMT The number of parents opting for newborn screening in Delhi is steadily increasing, according to health experts here. Screening newborns, a more popular concept in the West, ensures that children are diagnosed early if they are suffering from any genetic disorder. "Now, parents are more sensitised on the issue of screening of newborns for different medical conditions," said Dr Raghuram Mallaiah ...

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Pa seeks answers Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:54:44 GMT A GRIEVING father and the Department of Health (DOH) yesterday asked a government hospital...

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Push to test babies for rare nerve, cell disorder Sun, 14 Sep 2014 22:12:11 GMT Tracey Romero wrote this for www.philly.com/health, where she is the sports medicine editor. When Hannah Rose was born Jan. 15, 2013, she was a healthy baby, 8 pounds 11 ounces. Her mother, Vicki Pizzullo of Levittown, said that, at first, she was meeting and exceeding her milestones and that there was no sign of what was to come.

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Parents battle to save baby without working immune system Wed, 10 Sep 2014 20:14:09 GMT New parents Jenna and Brenden Heady love to show off their beautiful baby girl, but they're forced to do it behind the safety of their front door.

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SCD patients who experience discrimination are less likely to follow physician recommendations Wed, 10 Sep 2014 03:56:45 GMT Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is the most common genetic condition detected by newborn screening in the United States - a physically devastating and painful illness affecting an estimated 100,000 individuals currently nationwide.

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Sickle Cell Disease Patients Are Less Likely to Follow Physician Recommendations When They Perceive Discrimination ... Tue, 9 Sep 2014 13:29:43 GMT A Johns Hopkins Sickle Cell Disease researcher and patient led a study of other Sickle Cell patients and the connection between their adherence to medical advice and their perceived discrimination by the healthcare system.

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PPMD Welcomes Annie Kennedy as Senior Vice President of Legislation & Public Policy Tue, 9 Sep 2014 07:15:00 GMT HACKENSACK, N.J., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pat Furlong, Founding President and CEO of Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD), the leading advocacy organization working to end Duchenne muscular dystrophy (Duchenne), announced today that Annie Kennedy has joined the PPMD team as Senior Vice President of Legislation and Public Policy. Ms. Kennedy joins PPMD after being with the ...

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CHEO test helps diagnose rare genetic condition Sat, 6 Sep 2014 17:02:04 GMT At nearly three months old, little Etienne Blais has big brown eyes, takes enormous delight in sticking out his newly-discovered tongue and is tantalizingly close to letting his parents sleep through the night.

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Seven-week-old boy hears mom's voice for the first time, can't help but smile Thu, 4 Sep 2014 08:30:10 GMT In July 2012, Toby and Michelle Lever of Victoria, Australia, watched as specialists fit their then-7-week-old son, Lachlan, with hearing aids. Once fitted with the hearing aids, Lachlan heard his mother’s voice for the first time. "When they turned the headphones on and Lachlan smiled and his face lit up, it was the most magical thing I’d ever seen in my life," Michelle recalled.

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Hundreds of parents take action on newborn DNA samples Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:30:43 GMT Indiana has been quietly storing the blood and DNA of millions of children without their parents' permission. 13 Investigates exposed the problem last month, and now hundreds of parents are taking action.

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A Grandmother's Promise Mon, 25 Aug 2014 06:33:31 GMT Watching her granddaughter's fatal suffering from a rare disease turned Rutgers employee Cheryl Daniels into an advocate for a change in mandatory newborn screening laws.

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Newborn screening for SCID holds promise that affected children can lead healthy lives Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:21:25 GMT Using population-based screening outcomes of approximately 3 million infants, a team of scientists across 14 states, including four researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, have shown that newborn screening for severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) can be successfully implemented across public health newborn screening programs.

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Ontario celebrates first anniversary of "bubble boy" testing as new study shows it is twice as common among newborns Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:53:00 GMT OTTAWA, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Newborn Screening Ontario (NSO), based at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), this month celebrates the first anniversary of screening newborns across the province of Ontario for Severe Combined Immune Deficiency (SCID), a deadly disorder previously known as "Bubble Boy Disease".  According to a new study published today in the Journal of the ...

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Newborn screening expansion offers early diagnosis and treatment to infants with SCID Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:11:07 GMT Data from 11 newborn screening programs showed that newborn screening for severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) can be successfully implemented across public health newborn screening programs. SCID babies are born without a developed immune system and are subject to a wide variety of life-threatening infections.

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'Bubble Boy' Disease May Be More Common Than Thought Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:36:35 GMT Screening infants for SCID saves lives, researchers report

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Test reliably detects inherited immune deficiency in newborns Wed, 20 Aug 2014 06:46:09 GMT ( NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases ) A newborn screening test for severe combined immunodeficiency reliably identifies infants with this life-threatening inherited condition, leading to prompt treatment and high survival rates, according to a study supported by the National Institutes of Health. Researchers led by Jennifer Puck, M.D., of the University of California, San ...

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Study underscores importance of newborn screening for Bubble Boy disease Wed, 20 Aug 2014 06:40:17 GMT The Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF) applauds a new study published August 19, 2014 in the Journal of the American Medical Association that underscores the importance of newborn screening for Severe Combined Immune Deficiency (SCID), also known as Bubble Boy disease.

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Newborn screening indicates that incidence of SCID is higher than previously believed Wed, 20 Aug 2014 04:28:44 GMT Newborn screening performed in numerous states indicates that the incidence of the potentially life-threatening disorder, severe combined immunodeficiency, is higher than previously believed, at 1 in 58,000 births, although there is a high rate of survival, according to a study in the August 20 issue of JAMA.

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Study examines national impact of newborn screening test for SCID Wed, 20 Aug 2014 04:28:20 GMT Severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), a potentially life-threatening, but treatable, disorder affecting infants, is twice as common as previously believed, according to a new study that is the first to examine the national impact of this newborn screening test.

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SCID Previously Underdiagnosed in Infants with Fatal Infections Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:11:53 GMT Severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), a potentially life-threatening, but treatable, disorder affecting infants, is twice as common as previously believed, according to a new study that is the first to examine the national impact of this newborn screening test.

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Journal of the American Medical Association Publishes New Study Offering Further Validation for Newborn Screening for ... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:00:00 GMT TOWSON, Md., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF) applauds a new study published August 19, 2014 in the Journal of the American Medical Association that underscores the importance of newborn screening for Severe Combined Immune Deficiency (SCID), also known as Bubble Boy disease. Jennifer M. Puck, MD, senior author of the study and a renowned SCID expert, is also ...

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UCSF-led study finds SCID previously underdiagnosed in infants with fatal infections Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:31:33 GMT ( University of California - San Francisco ) Severe combined immunodeficiency, a potentially life-threatening, but treatable, disorder affecting infants, is twice as common as previously believed, according to a new study that is the first to examine the national impact of this newborn screening test.

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Study examines incidence, survival rate of severe immunodeficiency disorder in newborns Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:30:58 GMT Newborn screening performed in numerous states indicates that the incidence of the potentially life-threatening disorder, severe combined immunodeficiency, is higher than previously believed, at one in 58,000 births, although there is a high rate of survival, according to a study in the Aug. 20 issue of JAMA.

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New screening allows babyto undergo treatment before ever getting sick - Tue, 12 Aug 2014 PST Tue, 12 Aug 2014 00:49:51 GMT Ezra Dixon’s heartbeat dropped with every contraction, his umbilical cord circling his neck. So after Rachel Dixon delivered her second son in Everett on April 7, the Spokane native was just happy to have him. After the drama of his birth, Ezra looked healthy and normal, and his mother slept during the newborn screening that all babies go through – a prick on the heel, his blood dropped on a ...

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New screening allows baby to undergo treatment before ever getting sick - Tue, 12 Aug 2014 PST Tue, 12 Aug 2014 00:49:51 GMT Ezra Dixon’s heartbeat dropped with every contraction, his umbilical cord circling his neck. So after Rachel Dixon delivered her second son in Everett on April 7, the Spokane native was just happy to have him. After the drama of his birth, Ezra looked healthy and normal, and his mother slept during the newborn screening that all babies go through – a prick on the heel, his blood dropped on a ...

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Newborn Screening Returns To Nevada Mon, 11 Aug 2014 17:37:45 GMT $2,000,000 dollars a year will stay in Nevada--now that newborn screening has returned to our state. The tests are done on Nevada babies before they leave the hospital to detect 46 disorders. The testing is good medicine for more than just infants.

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Newborn health screening returns to Silver State Mon, 11 Aug 2014 17:16:11 GMT RENO - The School of Community Health Sciences and the Nevada State Public Health Laboratory -- both entities in the University of Nevada, Reno's Division of Health Sciences -- have celebrated the move of the Nevada Newborn Screening Program in Nevada to Reno. ...

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Amy McKeen is a Cystic Fibrosis warrior Mon, 11 Aug 2014 07:24:17 GMT It was natural that Amy McKeen should choose pulmonary diseases as her specialty when she became a nurse 20 years ago.

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States of Maine and Rhode Island add SCID to newborn screening panels Tue, 5 Aug 2014 09:21:23 GMT The Immune Deficiency Foundation commends the states of Maine and Rhode Island for adding Severe Combined Immune Deficiency to their states' newborn screening panels, effective August 1, 2014. These states join 21 other states currently screening newborns for SCID, ensuring over two thirds of all babies in the U.S. are now being screened.

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Newborn Screening Uncovers Hidden Genetic Disorders In First Days Of Life Tue, 5 Aug 2014 09:08:03 GMT Your baby was born with pink skin, a loud cry, and a full set of adorable fingers and toes. But a few days after you arrive home, your phone rings: your baby has screened positive for a genetic disorder. How can a seemingly healthy child have a genetic disorder? Divya Vats, MD, is the medical director of the Newborn Screening Program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and is a staff ...

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Two More States Begin Implementation of SCID Newborn Screening Tue, 5 Aug 2014 08:13:00 GMT TOWSON, Md., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF) commends the states of Maine and Rhode Island for adding Severe Combined Immune Deficiency (SCID) to their states' newborn ...

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Newborn Screening Education Program Highlights Two New Online Certified Learning Modules on Rare, but Deadly Critical ... Tue, 5 Aug 2014 06:29:20 GMT The Newborn Screening Education project , a joint venture between the Virginia Department of Health, the University of Virginia Office of Continuing Medical Education and the University of Virginia Children's ...

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State to resume storage of newborn data Fri, 1 Aug 2014 11:43:29 GMT The statute allows parents who object to the change to opt out of long-term storage of their child's screening data.

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State to resume indefinite storage of newborn health data Fri, 1 Aug 2014 11:43:29 GMT The statute allows parents who object to the change to opt out of long-term storage of their child's screening data.

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Baby blood samples to be kept with opt-out option available Fri, 1 Aug 2014 08:13:15 GMT The Minnesota Department of Health can store newborn blood samples and test results indefinitely under a new law that goes into effect today.

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Identifying Factors Contributing to Successful Stem Cell Transplants Fri, 1 Aug 2014 06:09:35 GMT Early transplantation of blood-forming stem cells is a highly effective treatment for infants with severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), a group of rare, life-threatening inherited immune system disorders.

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Early Stem Cell Transplant Vital in 'Bubble Boy' Disease Thu, 31 Jul 2014 22:36:53 GMT Title: Early Stem Cell Transplant Vital in 'Bubble Boy' Disease Category: Health News Created: 7/30/2014 5:36:00 PM Last Editorial Review: 7/31/2014 12:00:00 AM

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Early stem cell transplant may cure "bubble boy" disease Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:19:46 GMT Timing is everything when it comes to treating this rare genetic disorder that causes complete immunodeficiency

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Study supports screening for 'bubble boy' disease Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:56:16 GMT David Vetter had to stay inside a bubble in Houston on Dec. 17, 1976. Vetter was born with a genetic disorder leaving him no natural immunity against disease.

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COLUMN:Community View - Heart saving test for babies is now law Wed, 30 Jul 2014 04:40:35 GMT There are so many things that parents of a new baby have to worry about. Now as a result of legislation we passed this year, knowing whether or not your baby girl or baby boy might have a congenital heart defect should not be one of them.

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AB SCIEX Announces the 4500MD Series* for In Vitro Diagnostic Use Tue, 29 Jul 2014 04:05:00 GMT AB SCIEX, a global leader in analytical technologies, today confirmed its commitment to support the diagnostic market with the unveiling of the Triple Quad™ 4500MD and QTRAP® 4500MD LC/MS/MS systems under its SCIEX Diagnostics brand.

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Microbial Identification Market worth $1,194.1 Million by 2019 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT DALLAS, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the new research report  " Microbial Identification Market   by   Products (Consumables, Instruments, Services), Methods (Phenotypic, Genotypic) ...

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Major Advances in Alzheimer's, Colon Cancer, Multiple Myeloma, and Sleep Apnea Testing, and in Maternal-Fetal Health ... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:51:05 GMT The groundbreaking scientific studies featured at the 2014 AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo will include research on a blood test for Alzheimer's that uses biochip technology, a new test to diagnose colon cancer early, a more accurate method for determining multiple myeloma prognosis, a less stressful test for sleep apnea, and the development of a bank of biospecimens from pregnant women ...

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New mission to aid newborns Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:06:57 GMT Since losing her son Evan, 9, to a genetic metabolic disorder known as ALD in 2007, Gina Cousineau of San Clemente has mounted a nationwide campaign urging people to sign up to donate marrow to try to save others. Now she is on a mission to add ALD...

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NewBorn Screening Market by Test Type, Technology (Tandem Mass Spectrometry, Immunoassay, Enzyme Assay ... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 05:36:00 GMT LONDON, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: NewBorn Screening Market by Test Type, Technology (Tandem Mass Spectrometry, Immunoassay, Enzyme Assay, Electrophoresis, ...

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Global NewBorn Screening Market ... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 09:00:00 GMT DUBLIN, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "NewBorn Screening Market by Test Type, Technology, Instrument, Accessories, Reagent & Assay Kit - Global ...

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Research and Markets: New Born Screening Market Report 2014: Test Type, Technology, Instrument, Accessories, Reagent ... Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:54:00 GMT Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "NewBorn Screening Market by Test Type, Technology, Ins

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African-American blood donors needed Mon, 14 Jul 2014 08:43:24 GMT Community Blood Center of the Carolinas is appealing for blood from African-Americans, particularly to help those with sickle cell disease.

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State storing newborns' blood minus parents' OK Sun, 13 Jul 2014 00:41:01 GMT The state of Indiana has been storing blood samples taken from newborns for health screenings for more than two decades to save for possible use in medical research without the consent of their parents, an Indiana State Department of Health Department official says.

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State storing blood samples without parents' OK Sat, 12 Jul 2014 07:05:25 GMT INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The state of Indiana has been storing blood samples taken from newborns for health screenings for more than two decades to save for possible use in medical research without the consent of their parents, an Indiana Department of Health Department official says. Bob Bowman, director ...

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AACC Supports Expansion of Medical Program That Saves 12,500 Infant Lives Each Year Fri, 11 Jul 2014 06:50:00 GMT AACC released a position statement on newborn screening, the practice of testing every newborn for medical conditions that cause disabilities, developmental delays, or death.

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OZ Systems Partners with State of Minnesota in Providing Fully Integrated, Interoperable Newborn Screening Information ... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 09:25:00 GMT OZ Systems, a leading provider of public health information systems and interoperable exchange, announces an award from the Minnesota Department of Health’s Newborn Screening

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Newborn Screening Now in 21 States for Life-Threatening Immune Disease Tue, 8 Jul 2014 11:17:00 GMT TOWSON, Md., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the recent addition of newborn screening for Severe Combined Immune Deficiency (SCID) in New Jersey and Illinois, approximately two-thirds of all babies born in the U.S. will be screened for this deadly disease. SCID is a primary immunodeficiency disease where affected infants lack the T-cells and antibody immunity that help fight infections from a ...

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Indiana storing blood & DNA of 2 million children without parents' consent Mon, 7 Jul 2014 07:44:02 GMT State health officials admit they did not seek consent; now asking for parents’ input on whether to keep blood or destroy it.

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SCID now part of newborn screening in Illinois Sun, 6 Jul 2014 22:01:00 GMT Illinois newborn babies are now being screened for a rare disease called severe combined immunodeficiency. The (Decatur) Herald and Review reported Sunday that Illinois is the 18th state to test for SCID. It is a rare disorder that causes white blood cells to develop improperly.

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Improved newborn screening steps on the way in Tennessee Sat, 5 Jul 2014 21:30:38 GMT Tennessee health officials are moving to bring more safeguards and scrutiny to the process of newborn screenings.

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John's Miracle: Treatable Disorder Mimics Cerebral Palsy and Autism Fri, 4 Jul 2014 19:11:20 GMT Like most kids his age, John Klor loves to play, climb, and conquer.

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Mount Sinai & Genetic Disease Foundation Celebrate "Food For Life" Program to Help Kids Manage Inherited Metabolic ... Thu, 3 Jul 2014 09:29:34 GMT Pediatric patients and their families recently joined physicians to introduced revamped quarters for the Food for Life program.

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Mount Sinai & Genetic Disease Foundation Celebrate “Food For Life” Program to Help Kids Manage Inherited Metabolic ... Thu, 3 Jul 2014 09:08:23 GMT Pediatric patients, families, and physicians joined together to introduce revamped quarters for the Food for Life program. (PRWeb July 03, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/07/prweb11996160.htm

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H-T recognized for two of its projects Tue, 1 Jul 2014 19:52:56 GMT The Herald-Tribune won national recognition in the First Amendment category of the Associated Press

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And now with the weather, here's Miss Ohio Tue, 1 Jul 2014 16:45:59 GMT Miss Ohio Mackenzie Bart is interning at The Weather Channel in Atlanta this summer. / Submitted photo MANSFIELD — The Weather Channel is getting a little more local.

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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel investigation of newborn screening program delays wins APME awards Tue, 1 Jul 2014 10:30:13 GMT The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's investigation of delays in newborn screening programs captured top honors in the annual Associated Press Media Editors' Journalism Excellence Awards.

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Milwaukee Newspaper Investigation Wins APME Awards Tue, 1 Jul 2014 09:26:25 GMT Milwaukee Journal Sentinel investigation of newborn screening program delays wins APME awards

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Newborn Screening Market Worth $819.6 Million By 2019 - New Report By MarketsandMarkets Tue, 1 Jul 2014 05:53:33 GMT This report studies the newborn screening market by test type, technology, product, and geography. http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/newborn-screening-market-141676244.html (PRWeb July 01, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/newborn-screening/market/prweb11977048.htm

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NJ hospitals to begin screening for 'boy in the bubble' immune disorder this week Mon, 30 Jun 2014 09:02:34 GMT New Jersey's newborn screening program has identified 6,290 babies with a disorder since 1964, according to the health department.

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30% CAGR for Metabolomics Market to 2019 Globally Says a New Research Report at LifeScienceIndustryResearch.com Sat, 28 Jun 2014 09:07:31 GMT This metabolomics industry 2014-2019 research report, available with LifeScienceIndustryResearch.com is segmented based on techniques, applications, indications, geographic regions, and countries. It says the global metabolomics market was valued at $565 million in 2014 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 30% from 2014 to 2019. (PRWeb June 28, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com ...

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House approves trauma care programs, newborn screening changes Wed, 25 Jun 2014 19:44:07 GMT The House on Tuesday passed legislation by voice vote to reauthorize trauma care programs. Traumatic injury is the top cause of death for people under age 45, according to the Centers for Disease Control. One of the bills, H.R. 4080, would reauthorize Trauma Care System Planning Grants to boost access to trauma care through fiscal 2019 (Marcos, 6/24).

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Newborn Screening Cooperative Agreement Awards $3.4 Million to APHL Wed, 25 Jun 2014 11:39:07 GMT The Association of Public Health Laboratories has been awarded a four-year cooperative agreement of up to $3.4 million by the Genetic Services Branch of the US Health and Human Services Health Resources ...

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Newborn Screening Market worth $819.6 Million by 2019 Wed, 25 Jun 2014 08:30:00 GMT DALLAS, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market research report, " Newb orn Screening Market   by Test Type (Dried Blood Spot, Hearing Screening, CCHD), Technology (Tandem Mass Spectrometry, ...

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Chronic pain statistic called exaggerated, misleading Tue, 24 Jun 2014 22:22:32 GMT The figure of 100 million Americans suffering from severe chronic pain has become a central part of the debate over the use of narcotic painkillers.

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U.S. House passes newborn screening reforms Tue, 24 Jun 2014 22:22:08 GMT Measure requires experts to systematically track and improve the timeliness of newborn screening programs nationwide. The measures were added to the bill after a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel investigation.

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Wauwatosa detective sentenced for drug theft Tue, 24 Jun 2014 22:21:29 GMT A Wauwatosa police detective charged with stealing prescription drugs from an evidence room will spend 30 months on probation.

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Sports briefs Tuesday Tue, 24 Jun 2014 21:40:08 GMT Michael Morman went 3 for 3, scored two runs and drove in three to lead the Lakeshore Chinooks over the Battle Creek Bombers, 9-0, at Kapco Park.

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Woman stabbed to death, two shot on north side Tue, 24 Jun 2014 19:21:40 GMT A woman was fatally stabbed and two people shot Tuesday in separate incidents on Milwaukee’s north side, police said.

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House renews newborn screening law pushed by Jim Kelly Tue, 24 Jun 2014 17:50:25 GMT WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives on Tuesday voted to renew legislation that helps states to expand their newborn health screening programs – a measure first made law six years ago after a push from retired Buffalo Bills great Jim Kelly and his wife, Jill.

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Game Blog: To the 13th Tue, 24 Jun 2014 17:06:31 GMT Before the game, manager Ron Roenicke was reminded how well Auburndale native Jordan Zimmermann has done against his team.

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Strategic Collaborations and Expanded Repurchase Programs - Analyst Notes on Covance, PerkinElmer, PAREXEL, Analogic ... Tue, 24 Jun 2014 16:31:38 GMT NEW YORK, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Analysts Review released its analysts' notes regarding Covance Inc. (NYSE: CVD), PerkinElmer Inc. (NYSE: PKI), PAREXEL International Corporation (NASDAQ: PRXL), Analogic Corporation (NASDAQ: ALOG) and Alere Inc. (NYSE: ALR). Private wealth...

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A year after suffering the big one at Big Gig, man to return to Summerfest Tue, 24 Jun 2014 14:01:48 GMT Rushed to a hospital, Larry Bilda flat-lined for 10 minutes as doctors jolted his chest with the paddles so many times that the emergency room started to smell like bacon.

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Miss Montgomery County crowned 2014 Miss Ohio Mon, 23 Jun 2014 19:17:18 GMT Miss Montgomery County was crowned 2014 Miss Ohio on Saturday at the Renaissance Theatre in Mansfield. Mackenzie Bart, 22, of Columbus, is a senior at Ohio State University who said she hopes to become a meteorologist. Bart's platform is "Universal Newborn Screening: Saving Babies' Lives, One Heel Prick at a Time." Her talent? She's a ventriloquist. She sang "Supercalifragilsticexpialidocious ...

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Health: Anxiety, CDH run, newborn screening Mon, 23 Jun 2014 09:19:37 GMT Anxiety workshop for young adults TriCity Family Services will host the Thinking Good, Feeling Great anxiety workshop for young adults (ages 18 to 30), starting June 23 through Aug. 4 (no group July 28). Participants will learn effective cognitive tools to reduce feelings of worry and anxiety. Members of the licensed clinical staff of TriCity Family Services will facilitate the workshop. Each ...

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Research and Markets: Mass Spectrometry Market Opportunities in Clinical Applications in 2014 Tue, 17 Jun 2014 06:55:00 GMT Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Mass Spectrometry in Clinical Applications" report to

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Mass Spectrometry for Clinical Applications: Market Analysis and End User Survey Mon, 16 Jun 2014 07:05:00 GMT NEW YORK, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Mass Spectrometry for Clinical Applications: Market Analysis and End ...

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Your quick guide to safe pregnancy Sun, 15 Jun 2014 06:58:08 GMT PREGNANCY is one of the most exciting times in a woman’s life. It is a life-changing event that affects not only the physical health of the mother but also the lifestyle of the whole family.

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OZ BabyBundle™ for Newborn CCHD Screening Launches Wed, 11 Jun 2014 08:37:00 GMT OZ Systems, a leading provider of public health information systems and interoperable exchange, introduces the first bundled solution for hospital-based newborn point of care screening for critical congenital heart defects , the most prevalent, deadly and under-diagnosed birth defect.

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Prenatal and New-born Genetic Testing Market : Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share ... Mon, 9 Jun 2014 07:52:00 GMT NEW YORK, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Prenatal and New-born Genetic Testing Market (PCR, FISH, aCGH, NIPT and ...

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Kathy’s contribution is loud and clear Sun, 8 Jun 2014 11:17:25 GMT A TAMWORTH audiometry clinical nurse consultant has been named as the city’s Queen’s Birthday Honours recipient.

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Villa Park mom feels impact of hearing loss in children Wed, 4 Jun 2014 04:24:36 GMT VILLA PARK – Audiologist Beth Rosales knows both professionally and personally the extreme importance hearing has on a child's ability to build speech and vocabulary at a young age.

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PerkinElmer Inks Newborn Screening Pact with China Wed, 4 Jun 2014 04:03:22 GMT Full-text access for registered users only. Existing users login here . New to GenomeWeb? Register here quickly for free access.

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PerkinElmer Launches Newborn Screening Program with China’s National Health and Family Planning Commission Tue, 3 Jun 2014 13:05:00 GMT PerkinElmer, Inc., , a global leader focused on the health and safety of people and the environment, today announced an agreement to serve as the exclusive collaborator

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Public Health Leaders Honored by APHL Tue, 3 Jun 2014 10:00:35 GMT The Association of Public Health Laboratories is pleased to announce the winners of its annual awards for outstanding achievements in laboratory science, creative approaches to solving today's public health ...

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A quick guide to safe pregnancy Tue, 3 Jun 2014 06:16:10 GMT Pregnancy is one of the most exciting times in a woman’s life. It is a life-changing event that affects not only the physical health of the mother but also the lifestyle of the whole family.

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Support group for metabolic disorder patients formed Wed, 28 May 2014 09:48:13 GMT THE Department of Health–Center for Health Development–Cordillera Administrative Region (DOH-CHD-CAR) Newborn Screening Team organized the first Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency Parent Forum here.

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Why all babies should be screened for life-threatening Duchenne at birth Wed, 28 May 2014 02:28:59 GMT As the first ever drug to combat Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a life threatening muscle wasting condition, is approved, Radhika Sanghani speaks to affected parents who want to see the condition tested for at birth

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Health IT Innovator OZ Systems Introduces OZ STAR Tue, 27 May 2014 15:27:00 GMT OZ Systems, a leading provider of public health information systems and interoperable exchange, introduces OZ STAR™, a fully integrated technology platform that makes it possible t

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Research and Markets: Global Prenatal and New-born Genetic Testing Market: Forecasts ... Mon, 26 May 2014 04:31:00 GMT Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Prenatal and New-born Genetic Testing (PCR, FISH, aC

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Mother dedicated to health of her daughter with cystic fibrosis Sat, 24 May 2014 01:12:58 GMT Melissa Bellamy spends a lot of time tending to her two-year-old daughter Arianna French’s health and said she wouldn’t have it any other way. It was in 2012, shortly after she was born, that Arianna was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, one of the most common fatal genetic diseases affecting ...

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PerkinElmer to Distribute Sebia Newborn Screening System Fri, 23 May 2014 11:48:14 GMT Full-text access for registered users only. Existing users login here . New to GenomeWeb? Register here quickly for free access.

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Early Alzheimer's Blood Test Co-Developer to Discuss How the Test Could Be the First Step in Developing Treatments to ... Fri, 23 May 2014 06:48:00 GMT WASHINGTON, May 23, 2014  /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In March of this year, a team of Georgetown University scientists published research showing that, for the first time ever, a blood test has the potential to predict Alzheimer's disease before patients start showing symptoms. AACC is pleased to announce that a late-breaking session at the 2014 AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo in Chicago ...

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Survey: A quarter of Wisconsin parents have no savings Thu, 22 May 2014 06:36:21 GMT More than a quarter of Wisconsin parents with small children have no emergency savings, a new study commissioned by BMO Harris Bank shows.

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Sixty-four tech start-ups. Nine countries. One world champion. Mon, 19 May 2014 09:32:27 GMT Dozens of the world's most ambitious technology upstarts competed last week in Washington. Here, you can meet every one of them.

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Frost advisory issued for most of Wisconsin Fri, 16 May 2014 13:36:28 GMT The National Weather Service has issued a frost advisory for most of Wisconsin, including the Milwaukee area. Temperatures are expected to fall into the mid 30s overnight and frost will likely form on uncovered outdoor plants.

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U.S. Navy looks to make splash in MPS long after USS Milwaukee departs Fri, 16 May 2014 12:51:22 GMT The USS Milwaukee will depart for San Diego next year, but the U.S. Navy crew working on the ship wants to forge a lasting impact in Milwaukee’s schools.

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McCarthy on Clinton-Dix: He's off to a good start Fri, 16 May 2014 12:02:58 GMT Here is a summary of coach Mike McCarthy's comments in his post-rookie orentation practice press conference Friday:

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Repeat winner upset with new golf tournament rule Fri, 16 May 2014 12:00:19 GMT A man who won three boats in a golf tournament is upset that a rule change will prevent him from being eligible for another prize.

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Mary Burke votes for labor talks with Madison teachers Fri, 16 May 2014 11:21:58 GMT A vote by the School Board to approve labor talks is controversial because the union could avoid losing most of its bargaining authority.

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Passage of pending rare diseases bill important step forward Fri, 16 May 2014 09:18:50 GMT Enjoying the windfall revenues from the Sin Tax Law as well as the realignment of Priority Development Assistance Fund or the pork barrel, the Department of Health (DOH) will have its highest budget increase in history—from P53 billion in 2013 to P83.7 billion this year.

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GM is fined $35 million over deadly defect Fri, 16 May 2014 07:51:12 GMT The U.S. government is fining General Motors $35 million for delays in recalling cars with faulty ignition switches. The fine is the maximum allowed by law, but only a fraction of the $3.8 billion GM made last year.

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Dem Mary Burke votes for union bargaining with Madison teachers Fri, 16 May 2014 07:36:14 GMT Madison -- Democratic gubernatorial candidate and Madison School Board member Mary Burke voted to authorize contract negotiations with the district's teachers Thursday evening.

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Dad gets restraining order against kindergartner Fri, 16 May 2014 05:45:35 GMT A father who says his daughter is being bullied by a classmate has taken out a restraining order against the 5-year-old.

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Packers' pick Jeff Janis could be a surprise Thu, 15 May 2014 22:18:11 GMT Starting this weekend at the Green Bay Packers' rookie camp, small-town kid Jeff Janis tries to make it in the NFL. Somehow, everyone in Michigan and beyond missed him.

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Kohl's CEO Mansell pushes "greatness agenda" to revive sales Thu, 15 May 2014 21:36:42 GMT Call it the softer side of Kohl's.

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Jury convicts Milwaukee County business instructor of forgery, kickback Thu, 15 May 2014 21:36:32 GMT Homer Key, 69, was found guilty of forging a phony contract for classes in 2011 and paying a $2,700 kickback.

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Bob McGinn assesses the Packers' depth chart Thu, 15 May 2014 20:03:12 GMT Bob McGinn’s assessment of how the Green Bay Packers stand at each position after the draft and free-agent signings:

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Girl's parents file restraining order against 5-year-old boy Thu, 15 May 2014 18:30:33 GMT The parents of a Prairie Lane Elementary School student in Pleasant Prairie have filed a restraining order against a 5-year-old boy.

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Tick population survives harsh winter Thu, 15 May 2014 18:00:14 GMT Madison — An insect expert says Wisconsin's tick population came through the harsh winter relatively unscathed.

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Report looks at diabetes among low-income patients in Milwaukee County Thu, 15 May 2014 17:51:28 GMT Chronic diabetes and the challenges facing management of the disease among low-income patients in Milwaukee County are the focus of a special report from Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service.

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Despite fraud and theft claims, Mequon lawyer faces no charges Thu, 15 May 2014 16:39:40 GMT Estate planning lawyer Sarah Laux hasn’t been charged, despite documented forgeries, fraud and theft claims surrounding millions of dollars belonging to clients.

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Cystic fibrosis screening available for newborns in New Brunswick Thu, 15 May 2014 15:36:18 GMT Cystic fibrosis screening for New Brunswick newborns is now available thanks to a collaboration between the provincial government and the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, N.S. “Since 2006, newborns in New Brunswick have been screened for several conditions at the IWK Health Centre,” said Health ...

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Jobless rate slides to 5.8%, lowest since October 2008 Thu, 15 May 2014 13:51:30 GMT Wisconsin’s unemployment rate fell to 5.8% in April, preliminary estimates released Thursday show.

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Heroin claims 227 people in Wisconsin last year Thu, 15 May 2014 13:00:14 GMT According to a report in Gannett Wisconsin Media, 227 people died in heroin overdoses last year.

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Political leaders weigh in on 'Dividing Lines' Thu, 15 May 2014 11:36:20 GMT Political leaders said they were not surprised by the findings of the “Dividing Lines” series that showed the stark political divisions in southeastern Wisconsin.

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Kohl's steps up emphasis on national brands to revive slumping sales Thu, 15 May 2014 11:21:14 GMT Kohl’s Corp. is giving high priority to its renewed emphasis on national brands as it tries to generate more store traffic and revive slumping sales.

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Milwaukee woman, 52, killed, 2 others hurt in crash Thu, 15 May 2014 08:06:30 GMT The incident took place at the 1200 block of W. Glendale Ave. around 8:15 a.m.

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Half inch of rain possible by Thursday afternoon Wed, 14 May 2014 22:06:26 GMT Up to a quarter of an inch of rain is possible after midnight in Milwaukee, along with another quarter inch Thursday morning.

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Normal on the outside: one toddler's battle with Cystic Fibrosis Wed, 14 May 2014 21:30:46 GMT On the outside Declan Bellinger seems like your typical two-year-old: playful, curious and quick to go from tears to giggles. But on the inside, Declan is battling for his young life against a genetic disease.

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Packers work to sign rookies before hitting field Friday Wed, 14 May 2014 20:03:17 GMT Several agents of the Packers’ draft picks said they expected contracts for their clients to be signed in the next couple of days.

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Packers' Corey Linsley turned life around at Ohio State to reach NFL Wed, 14 May 2014 20:03:10 GMT After considering a switch to track, Corey Linsley stuck with football, Urban Meyer took over the team, and Linsley matured into a team captain and first-team all-Big Ten selection.

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Five people hurt in 4 separate shootings in Milwaukee Wed, 14 May 2014 19:36:15 GMT Five people, including an 11-year-old girl, were wounded Wednesday in four separate shootings in Milwaukee.

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CF newborn screening to be offered in New Brunswick Wed, 14 May 2014 13:16:00 GMT Tenth Canadian province to test newborns for cystic fibrosis FREDERICTON, May 14, 2014 /CNW/ - Cystic Fibrosis Canada applauds the government of New Brunswick for implementing newborn screening for cystic fibrosis. This life-saving testing provides babies who are diagnosed with cystic fibrosis with a healthier start in life through early CF treatment and care. The IWK Health Centre in Halifax ...

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Group raising money for museum honoring Wisconsin law enforcement Wed, 14 May 2014 12:15:14 GMT University of Wisconsin basketball coach Bo Ryan is serving as the museum organization’s honorary chairman.

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Consultant: Best to expand convention center in tandem with new arena Wed, 14 May 2014 10:36:08 GMT A feasibility study calls for expanding the Wisconsin Center’s exhibit space, meeting space and ballroom space by approximately 110,000 square feet.

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Bald eagle freed after recovering from crash-landing on boat on I-94 Wed, 14 May 2014 10:00:30 GMT A bald eagle that was injured when he flew into a shrink-wrapped boat moving at 70 miles an hour was set free on Wednesday.

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Grand Avenue seeking online auction bids Tue, 13 May 2014 14:36:12 GMT Downtown Milwaukee's Shops of Grand Avenue is seeking bids through an online auction service, the result of a foreclosure suit filed by Wells Fargo Bank.

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European court: Google must yield on personal info Tue, 13 May 2014 14:06:14 GMT Google and other search engines were thrust into an unwanted new role Tuesday - caretaker of people's reputations - when Europe's highest court ruled that individuals should have some say over what information pops up when their names are Googled.

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Former Lutheran bishop convicted in death of jogger Tue, 13 May 2014 09:30:23 GMT Bruce Burnside hit Maureen F. Mengelt, 52, on April 7, 2013, in Sun Prairie as she trained for a 20-mile run.

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Wisconsin officials warn of cold-water challenges Tue, 13 May 2014 08:47:04 GMT State officials are warning about a fad in which people, often teens, challenge others to jump into freezing water.

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Family of black bears roaming close to western Wisconsin town Tue, 13 May 2014 08:46:46 GMT Wildlife officials are trying to trap a family of black bears that has been digging through trash bins in Osceola.

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Aldermen approve job training plan for new Northwestern Mutual tower Tue, 13 May 2014 08:06:30 GMT The $450 million project is expected to provide plenty of work for the construction trades in the region.

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Green Bay mayor suggests a 2-story Walmart for downtown Tue, 13 May 2014 07:15:10 GMT Green Bay’s mayor says Walmart should build a two-story store in order to get approval for its plans to build a downtown mega-store.

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Gust of wind sends pickup part flying into motorist's windshield Tue, 13 May 2014 07:00:10 GMT A strange, weather related crash sent a Monroe man to the hospital Monday.

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Alabama's Adrian Hubbard signed after passing physical Mon, 12 May 2014 20:48:27 GMT Outside linebacker Adrian Hubbard of Alabama passed his physical examination and was among 12 rookie free agents announced as signed Monday by the Green Bay Packers.

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Father's unexpected death motivated Carl Bradford to succeed Mon, 12 May 2014 20:47:57 GMT “People can’t see the lion roaring inside of me,” Arizona State’s Card Bradford said after being drafted by the Green Bay Packers. “I can’t cry about my height. I can’t cry about how long my arms are. I control what I can control and that’s my effort.”

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Lovell recalls teamwork that saved astronauts of Apollo 13 Mon, 12 May 2014 20:21:16 GMT Though Milwaukee native James Lovell never walked on the moon, he’s one of the most recognizable astronauts in U.S. history.

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Packers' draft picks get high marks Mon, 12 May 2014 20:03:01 GMT Pro football observers assigned high marks to Packers general manager Ted Thompson and his staff for their performance in the 2014 NFL draft, during which Green Bay selected nine players.

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19-year-old charged in Marquette holdup, shooting has long criminal past Mon, 12 May 2014 19:36:06 GMT David Thompson Jr. has been out of prison just two months. He and another man are now accused of holding up Marquette University students and shooting one in the hand.

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Board overrides Chris Abele veto, sets vote on free speech ruling Mon, 12 May 2014 16:21:48 GMT The measure is aimed at the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision that threw out restrictions on political donations by corporations and unions.

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No evidence 2 women's deaths related, Janesville police say Mon, 12 May 2014 13:36:16 GMT Mary Coulthard’s body was discovered four days after Janesville police found the body of another woman near the Rock River.

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Milwaukee County overpaid teacher, auditor testifies in kickback trial Mon, 12 May 2014 11:21:22 GMT Homer Key, 69, overbilled the county each year he was hired to teach basic business skills classes, an auditor testified Monday.

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Alabama linebacker Hubbard agrees to free-agent deal with Green Bay Sun, 11 May 2014 22:18:18 GMT Alabama outside linebacker Adrian Hubbard, one of the best players not to be selected in the National Football League draft, blamed his snub on a minor heart abnormality for which he has been cleared.

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Don't expect huge impact from Packers' draft class Sun, 11 May 2014 22:18:09 GMT Ted Thompson and Mike McCarthy are fond of saying that success in pro football is determined by the play of veterans, not rookies. Seldom would that seem more apropos than for the Green Bay Packers in 2014.

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Separate crashes kill 2 people in Caledonia within an hour Sun, 11 May 2014 21:30:22 GMT First, a Racine man died after his pickup truck was struck by a semitrailer truck. Later a 21-year-old woman was killed in an off-road motorcycle accident.

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2 men slain Sunday in separate Milwaukee shootings Sun, 11 May 2014 21:06:17 GMT One man was killed in the early morning hours at a bar, and another was shot in a street in the middle of the day.

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Experts take to the field to see if iron mine can pass muster Sun, 11 May 2014 21:00:07 GMT The fieldwork will supply research to help the Department of Natural Resources decide if the project complies with environmental laws.

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Off-road motorcycle crash kills woman in Caledonia Sun, 11 May 2014 20:30:07 GMT A 21-year-old woman was killed in an off-road motorcycle accident Sunday evening in the Village of Caledonia.

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Hard part of Affordable Care Act is making health system affordable Sun, 11 May 2014 17:21:26 GMT The Affordable Care Act has produced winners and losers, but public opinion has changed little since its passage four years ago, and it will be an issue in this year’s elections.

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Weather service issues severe storm watch for Milwaukee area Sun, 11 May 2014 13:37:20 GMT Some of the storms moving through the area could spawn large hail, heavy rain and damaging winds as a warm front is expected to push into the state from northern Illinois.

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Corrections and clarifications Sat, 10 May 2014 21:21:21 GMT A recipe for Mustard Mashed Potatoes in today's Entrée section fails to say that it makes 8 servings.

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Man drowns after falling from fishing boat Sat, 10 May 2014 21:00:19 GMT A 25-year-old man drowned after falling out of a fishing boat on the Root River in Racine County Saturday evening.

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Packers GM Ted Thompson addresses both sides of the ball Sat, 10 May 2014 20:33:04 GMT Ted Thompson came out of his 10th NFL draft with a nice offering at the top for defense, but the meat of this class was fuel for the offense. Three wide receivers, a tight end and a center were what Thompson rang up in the three days of the draft.

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Person dies in single-car crash in Dane County Sat, 10 May 2014 20:30:20 GMT The Dane County Sheriff's Department Saturday night was searching for the occupant of a car who fled on foot after the vehicle rolled over, killing another occupant who was thrown out of the vehicle Saturday about 5:30 p.m.

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$500,000 challenge grant to address sinking at the Rep Sat, 10 May 2014 20:06:44 GMT The Windhover Foundation has issued a $500,000 challenge grant as part of Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s drive to repair its sinking building.

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Packers' 7th-round pick Jeff Janis jumped off the charts Sat, 10 May 2014 20:03:41 GMT With some estimates of Jeff Janis going in the fifth, even fourth, round, he fell all the way to the Packers with 236th pick overall in the seventh round.

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Free agent QB Chase Rettig overcomes Boston College's turnover Sat, 10 May 2014 20:03:25 GMT Chase Rettig of Boston College is a four-year starter who agreed to terms with the Packers within a minute or two of the draft’s conclusion.

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Rare disease screening for newborns Fri, 9 May 2014 04:16:36 GMT The heel-prick blood test will now also test for a number of rare conditions.

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Nine babies miss help in ear test slip Thu, 8 May 2014 11:06:30 GMT Nine babies born with hearing losses, six of them moderate to profound, did not get the crucial early intervention they needed for normal speech and language development because of a screening blunder.An industry insider believes...

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Gov. Dayton Signs Newborn Blood Sample Bill Wed, 7 May 2014 06:27:32 GMT The issue has divided a medical community that says the blood spots can help identify disorders and privacy advocates who worry about warehousing of DNA

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Dayton signs bill restoring newborn blood screening program Tue, 6 May 2014 18:40:53 GMT The Minnesota Department of Health has regained authority to retain blood samples from newborn babies indefinitely for public health and research purposes unless a parent refuses permission.

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Dayton signs newborn screening bill Tue, 6 May 2014 13:52:15 GMT The new law removes the state's two-year time limit on storing those test results. It also eliminates the 71-day limit on archiving newborn blood spot cards.

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Dayton signs Minnesota newborn blood screening bill Tue, 6 May 2014 10:53:59 GMT Minnesota health officials have regained the ability to indefinitely retain blood samples from newborn babies unless a parent refuses permission.

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Dayton Signs Bill for Newborn Screening Program Tue, 6 May 2014 10:31:29 GMT Minnesota health officials have regained the ability to indefinitely retain blood samples from newborn babies unless a parent refuses permission. Gov. Mark Dayton on Tuesday signed the bill lawmakers approved last week. The issue has divided a medical community that says the blood spots can help identify disorders and privacy advocates who worry about warehousing of DNA...

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Dayton signs bill restoring newborn screening program, with opt-out for parents who oppose Tue, 6 May 2014 09:14:23 GMT ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota health officials have regained the ability to indefinitely retain blood samples from newborn babies unless a parent refuses permission.

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Largest-Ever Study of Newborn Screening for Congenital Heart Disease Again Shows Masimo SET Pulse Oximetry as ... Tue, 6 May 2014 04:59:00 GMT Masimo today announced that the largest-ever study of newborn screening for congenital heart disease was published online by The Lancet. The study of 122,738 newborns -- more than twice as large as any ...

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Students stage walk-a-thon to raise money to help newborns Mon, 5 May 2014 12:13:35 GMT Payson High School FCCLA (Family Career and Community Leaders of America)/Culinary Arts students each year learn about the importance of healthy babies through classroom presentations by the March of Dimes.

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Mother's Day - For many women, it's a reminder of absence and loss Sun, 4 May 2014 04:14:35 GMT NEW YORK -- Kristine McCormick has spent the years after the sudden death of her newborn trying to forget Mother's Day exists.

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Minnesota House Passes Newborn Screening Bill Fri, 2 May 2014 13:03:17 GMT Full-text access for registered users only. Existing users login here . New to GenomeWeb? Register here quickly for free access.

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Minnesota Senate Passes Newborn Blood Sample Bill Fri, 2 May 2014 10:14:58 GMT The Minnesota Senate has passed a bill allowing the state to retain blood samples from newborn babies indefinitely. Senators voted 36 to 20 to send the proposal to Gov. Mark Dayton.

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Minnesota Senate passes newborn blood-screening bill to let state keep samples indefinitely Fri, 2 May 2014 10:10:49 GMT ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Senate has passed a bill allowing the state to retain blood samples from newborn babies indefinitely. Senators voted 36 to 20 to send the proposal to Gov.

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'Newborn screening bill' passes in House Thu, 1 May 2014 18:43:48 GMT The bill comes after a 2011 Supreme Court ruling that the Minnesota Department of Health's policy of archiving newborn blood samples violated the state's Genetic Information Act.

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House OKs bill to enhance newborn blood screening Thu, 1 May 2014 16:39:43 GMT Minnesota would be permitted to retain blood samples from newborn babies under a bill that passed the state House on Thursday, potentially restoring a valuable research tool despite privacy concerns from some parents.

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Minn. House passes newborn blood sample bill Thu, 1 May 2014 15:36:56 GMT ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota would be permitted to retain blood samples from newborn babies under a bill that passed the state House Thursday, potentially restoring a valuable research tool despite privacy concerns from some parents. The bill that passed 69-58 would let parents opt out of ...

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Minn. House passes bill allowing blood samples of newborns to be kept indefinitely for testing Thu, 1 May 2014 13:59:02 GMT ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota would be permitted to retain blood samples from newborn babies under a bill that passed the state House Thursday, potentially restoring a valuable research tool despite privacy concerns from some parents.

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A better start for some Thu, 1 May 2014 11:01:54 GMT Parents applaud government’s decision to implement newborn screening

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How Mother's Day can trigger painful memories for those who lost moms too young Tue, 29 Apr 2014 13:11:02 GMT Moms gone too soon, babies lost too young: Meet the women who would rather forget that Mother’s Day exists

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MPs want newborn muscle disease test Tue, 29 Apr 2014 09:44:00 GMT A group of MPs calls for the government to allow a newborn screening test for the deadly muscle-wasting condition Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

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Mother's Day has another side for loss survivors Tue, 29 Apr 2014 08:54:03 GMT NEW YORK (AP) — Kristine McCormick has spent the years after the sudden death of her newborn trying to forget Mother's Day exists.

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Beyond bouquets and brunches: Mother's Day can bring sorrow, remembrance for survivors of loss Tue, 29 Apr 2014 06:37:41 GMT NEW YORK — Kristine McCormick has spent the years after the sudden death of her newborn trying to forget Mother's Day exists. Cora was five days old, seemingly perfect, when an undetected congenital heart defect claimed her as she fed at her mother's breast on Dec. 6, 2009.

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Parents want end to ban on testing of newborns for fatal diseases Sat, 26 Apr 2014 16:23:09 GMT HEALTH officials will be urged this week to lift a ban on the testing of newborn babies for fatal diseases.

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PerkinElmer Beats on Q1 Earnings Fri, 25 Apr 2014 09:50:07 GMT PerkinElmer, Inc. (PKI) raised its forecast for adjusted earnings per share to the range of $2.42 to $2.46 from $2.40 to $2.45 for 2014.

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Minn. Senate Passes Bill to Restore Newborn Screening Bloodspot, Data Retention Policy Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:33:15 GMT Full-text access for registered users only. Existing users login here . New to GenomeWeb? Register here quickly for free access.

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Merck Announces Positive Outcome of IIIb Study for Kuvan Wed, 23 Apr 2014 23:30:00 GMT -- Primary endpoint met in SPARK study: significant increase in phenylalanine tolerance demonstrated after 26 weeks of the study in children less than 4 years of age with phenylketonuria and responsive to Kuvan treated with Kuvan plus a phenylalanine-restricted diet, versus diet alone -- SPARK study was conducted as a post-authorization measure and results will be submitted to EMA this year ...

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Most of region's hospitals improve on sending newborn screening samples promptly Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:54:02 GMT Wisconsin hospitals, including the majority of those in this part of the state, have significantly improved how quickly they send newborn screening samples to the state lab to test for rare, deadly genetic disorders.

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Bubble boy's mom speaks Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:11:09 GMT Today, thanks to medical advances made possible by studies of David’s disease, children with SCID often live normal and healthy lives.

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Wisconsin hospitals make major strides in newborn screening Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:07:16 GMT About one in every 800 babies is born with a potentially severe or fatal condition that can be detected with proper testing.

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2014 Green Bay Packers Schedule: Away v. Miami Dolphins Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:36:38 GMT Today's Paper, also known as the e-Edition, is an online replica of the printed newspaper. You can view today's paper or previous issues.

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UW-Milwaukee gets interim chancellor; Michael Lovell's exit moved up Tue, 22 Apr 2014 12:53:13 GMT Business professor Mark Mone has been named UWM’s interim chancellor as outgoing leader Michael Lovell’s exit is moved up.

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Glenn Grothman to reintroduce measure to end affirmative action in Wisconsin Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:08:58 GMT After the Supreme Court upheld Michigan’s affirmative action ban, Wisconsin state Sen. Glenn Grothman is pledging a similar ban.

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Researcher explores public perceptions related to newborn screening programs Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:59:15 GMT While 94 per cent of Canadians surveyed said they would participate in public health programs that screen newborns for a specific number of genetic conditions, only 80 per cent said they would be willing to participate in screening that would sequence their newborns' genomes.

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Newborn screening: a resounding failure in Canada Sun, 20 Apr 2014 13:01:39 GMT Canada lags far behind other countries on inexpensive newborn hearing tests

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Health Screening Newborn Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:28:28 GMT Most states require newborn screening. Montana tests all babies because some babies might look healthy but they may have rare health conditions. If they have the conditions and are detected early and treated appropriately, it is possible to prevent serious debilitating outcomes of many of them.

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Patient Safety Movement Foundation Hires New President; Names New Board Members Wed, 16 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT The Patient Safety Movement Foundation today named Jim Bialick as its new President. Bialick joins an expanded expert Board committed to reducing preventable hospital deaths to zero by 2020.

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Join in the March for Babies Fri, 11 Apr 2014 19:49:26 GMT Did you know?  - One in ten babies is born too soon in Colorado.  - Costs to care for premature babies in El Paso County alone, top $57 million each year.   It is the mission of March of Dimes to provide help for each and every baby though newborn screening, education, support, and advocacy.  “The mission of the March of Dimes should be important to everyone.  We are helping our future -- March ...

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Bill hopes to help Filipinos with rare diseases Fri, 11 Apr 2014 10:54:30 GMT As the country observed last month the National Rare Disease Week (every fourth week of March), Sen. Pia Cayetano said a bill is now being pushed to eventually mandate the government to assist individuals with rare disease by means of increasing their access to medical treatment and drugs, and include them in the coverage of the Universal Health Care program.

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UConn routs Notre Dame 79-58, wins 9th title Tue, 8 Apr 2014 19:51:37 GMT Breanna Stewart scored 21 points and Stefanie Dolson added 17 points and 16 rebounds to help UConn beat Notre Dame 79-58, giving coach Geno Auriemma and the Huskies a record ninth national championship.

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The Drill: Title game trivia Tue, 8 Apr 2014 19:22:03 GMT Here are some facts and figures from Monday night’s national championship basketball game:

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Final Four telecasts show several sides Tue, 8 Apr 2014 18:36:47 GMT For the first time, each semifinal featured three telecasts — the main one on TBS and the “teamcasts“ on TNT and truTV.

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U.S. judge refuses to dismiss lawsuit over John Doe probe Tue, 8 Apr 2014 18:21:56 GMT A federal judge kept alive a lawsuit Tuesday attempting to throw out a long-running secret investigation of fundraising and spending by conservative groups during Wisconsin’s recent recall elections.

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States making changes to improve timeliness of newborn screening Tue, 8 Apr 2014 17:51:51 GMT States and hospitals throughout the country have been revamping their newborn screening programs following a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel investigation.

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Eric Holder troubled by 'ridiculous' ATF storefront tactics Tue, 8 Apr 2014 09:37:14 GMT U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday he is “greatly troubled,” by the ATF’s use and treatment of people with intellectual disabilities in undercover operations — and vowed that there will be accountability.

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Smart move in healthcare Mon, 7 Apr 2014 09:17:26 GMT Burgeo-La Poile MHA Andrew Parsons has been urging the provincial government to include cystic fibrosis in the newborn screening process for a long time.

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Ron Johnson did not tell police of assault allegations three years ago Fri, 4 Apr 2014 14:06:50 GMT U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, his chief of staff and a GOP official were all told three years ago of allegations that a then-aide to the senator had been sexually assaulted by state Rep. Bill Kramer, but apparently none of them took the matter to the police

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Truck driver killed in Howard explosion is identified Fri, 4 Apr 2014 10:25:37 GMT The Brown County Sheriff’s Office on Friday identified a truck driver who was killed when his vehicle exploded near an industrial park in Howard.

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Scott Walker stands by decision to hire pro-choice spokeswoman Fri, 4 Apr 2014 10:21:56 GMT Gov. Scott Walker is defending his decision to hire a top campaign staffer who supports abortion rights, despite calls from pro-life groups to remove her.

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Vukmir releases records related to ALEC work Fri, 4 Apr 2014 10:09:11 GMT State Sen. Leah Vukmir has released documents related to her work with the American Legislative Exchange Council as part of a settlement of a lawsuit.

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Shawano student moves on to National Spelling Bee Fri, 4 Apr 2014 06:55:42 GMT A Shawano seventh-grader has landed a spot in the Scripps National Spelling Bee next month.

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Firefighters make dramatic rescue of elderly woman in hoarder house Fri, 4 Apr 2014 06:10:26 GMT Firefighters pushed in through the rear of the house and encountered piles of debris.

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Lingering ice delays launch of boating season at Racine marina Fri, 4 Apr 2014 05:25:21 GMT Boating season was set to launch this week at Reefpoint Marina in Racine, but boats haven't been allowed back in the water because of lingering ice, the Journal Times reports.

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A Brooklyn Boy Who Lost A Life, But Helped Save Others Fri, 4 Apr 2014 00:23:36 GMT Aidan Seeger was 7 when he died of a genetic disorder in 2012. New York state has since passed "Aidan's Law" in his memory. It requires all infants to be screened for the disorder at birth.

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Lake Delton homeowners denied damages in 2008 flood Thu, 3 Apr 2014 20:10:20 GMT Homeowners whose homes were washed away when Lake Delton broke through its banks in 2008 have failed to get damages from the Village of Lake Delton.

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Midtown Center sold to New York investment group for $47.2 million Thu, 3 Apr 2014 19:06:55 GMT Midtown Center, on Milwaukee’s north side, has been sold for $47.2 million to a New York investment group, according to state real estate records.

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Woman, 18, shot in Milwaukee Thu, 3 Apr 2014 18:10:23 GMT Milwaukee police are investigating a shooting that took place Thursday evening in the area of N. 1st St. and W. Chambers St.

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Legislation to end delays in newborn screening advances in U.S. House Thu, 3 Apr 2014 16:51:48 GMT Federal legislation aimed at ending delays in newborn screening advanced Thursday when a U.S. House committee passed a bill to have experts systematically track and improve the timeliness of newborn screening programs nationwide.

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Health PEI considers joining newborn screening program Thu, 3 Apr 2014 07:14:22 GMT Health PEI is considering becoming part of the new Maritime Newborn Screening Program at the IWK Health Sciences Centre in Halifax.

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Dr. Murray Feingold: Hearing now tested at age 2 months Wed, 2 Apr 2014 11:23:25 GMT At times, it is difficult to be certain if an infant has hearing loss. However, it is important to determine if the baby is hearing impaired because the sooner the diagnosis is made, the sooner services can be offered. Early treatment will improve the child’s speech and language development.

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Newborn Screening Solution from AB SCIEX Provides Early Detection Indicators of Metabolic Disorders to Help Doctors in ... Wed, 2 Apr 2014 04:30:00 GMT Early detection and treatment of inherited metabolic disorders in newborns can lessen the severity of health problems, which could cause mental and physical disabilities or death, if undetected.

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AB SCIEX Announces Immunosuppressants Kit for Use by Doctors in Europe to Help Care for Organ Transplant Patients Wed, 2 Apr 2014 04:30:00 GMT Every organ transplant patient in the world faces the potential danger of his/her body rejecting a new organ, such as a heart, kidney or liver. Immunosuppressant drugs are required to help prevent rejection.

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Report says indoor roller coaster had faulty lap bar Tue, 1 Apr 2014 17:56:28 GMT An indoor roller coaster at a Wisconsin Dells-area resort had a faulty lap bar that opened during a ride, throwing a 63-year-old man to the floor.

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IWK expands newborn screening services Tue, 1 Apr 2014 09:11:16 GMT The IWK Health Centre is expanding newborn screening for conditions including cystic fibrosis and sickle cell anemia as the first stage of a systematic expansion of newborn screening services. Babies born in Nova Scotia are currently screened for 13 conditions. They are screened for a number of serious but treatable conditions (metabolic, endocrine and blood Read the Rest of the Entry

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Sickle-cell anemia tests for newborns launched Tue, 1 Apr 2014 05:33:45 GMT Winnell Jackson spent the first four years of her son Kynan’s life making frequent visits back and forth to the hospital to try to find out what was causing him pain so severe that it even hurt when she hugged him.

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Valley Council pushes ASIN Mon, 31 Mar 2014 08:28:14 GMT LA TRINIDAD, Benguet -- Using iodized salt may soon be mandatory in the Valley. An ordinance authored by councilor Roderick Awingan is mandating owners of businesses to use and promote the use of iodized salt. Awingan anchors the proposed ordinance to...

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Whole-genome sequencing in newborns could help detect, manage wide array of disorders Sat, 29 Mar 2014 04:43:55 GMT Should whole-genome sequencing be used in the public-health programs that screen newborns for rare conditions?

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Money for CF Screening Applauded Sat, 29 Mar 2014 02:45:21 GMT Cystic Fibrosis Canada is applauding the provincial government for introducing cystic fibrosis screening in newborns as part of the provincial budget.

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Two pediatricians win March of Dimes/Col. Harland D. Sanders Lifetime Achievement Award in Genetics Fri, 28 Mar 2014 22:44:13 GMT Two pediatricians whose research led to the need for early identification of and treatment of severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) and its inclusion in newborn screening have received the March of Dimes/Col. Harland D. Sanders Lifetime Achievement Award in Genetics.

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Steppin’ Out for Our Babies Fri, 28 Mar 2014 13:52:04 GMT PRINCETON — The seventh annual Steppin’ Out for Our Babies event is just a toe tap away. The March of Dimes fundraiser will be held Thursday, April 10 at Wise Guys Bar and Grill in Princeton and will feature an evening of fabulous food, fun and auction.

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Two researchers known for identifying and treating 'bubble boy' disease honored by March of Dimes Fri, 28 Mar 2014 13:21:23 GMT ( March of Dimes Foundation ) The March of Dimes honored Rebecca H. Buckley, M.D., professor of immunology and the J. Buren Sidbury Professor of Pediatrics at Duke University Medical Center and Jennifer M. Puck, M.D., professor of pediatrics at the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, two pediatricians whose research led to the need for early identification of and treatment ...

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Cystic fibrosis newborn screening wins father's applause Fri, 28 Mar 2014 07:28:33 GMT Newfoundland and Labrador will screen newborns for cystic fibrosis, a move welcomed by a St. John's father who has steadfastly lobbied to have the test done at birth.

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Families, students, seniors get boost in deficit budget Fri, 28 Mar 2014 05:49:11 GMT The Newfoundland and Labrador government is offering up new and enhanced benefits for families, seniors and students in this year's budget, while adding more than a half-billion dollars’ worth of red ink to the province's tab.

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Early intervention centres in Kerala soon Thu, 27 Mar 2014 21:39:58 GMT To screen developmental delays and disabilities in children

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Cystic Fibrosis Newborn Screening Coming to Newfoundland and Labrador Thu, 27 Mar 2014 13:15:00 GMT Families in Atlantic Canada to have life-saving CF newborn screening testing ST. JOHN'S, March 27, 2014 /CNW/ - Cystic Fibrosis Canada applauds today's budget announcement by Newfoundland and Labrador's Finance Minister, the Honourable Charlene Johnson, to begin screening newborn babies for cystic fibrosis. Newfoundland and Labrador becomes the next province in Canada to screen newborn babies ...

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Paper companies, cities reach $54 million settlement for PCB contamination Thu, 27 Mar 2014 02:30:51 GMT Appleton firefighters battled a morning house fire Hey Bartender: Meet Dale from GingeRootz in Appleton Teenager dies saving girlfriend from oncoming train Family shares newborn screening importance after son nearly dies Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Martin split after 10 years Probable death toll rises to 24 in Washington state mudslide SPCA removes hundreds of cats from Philadelphia home Massive dust ...

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Appleton firefighters battle house fire Thu, 27 Mar 2014 02:30:38 GMT Hey Bartender: Meet Dale from GingeRootz in Appleton 61 cars crash on icy Minnesota bridge Teenager dies saving girlfriend from oncoming train Family shares newborn screening importance after son nearly dies Probable death toll rises to 24 in Washington state mudslide Boy's rescue in first hours after Washington mudslide Massive dust storm envelopes Phoenix Fire rages as construction worker ...

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Newborn screening: should whole genome sequencing be introduced? Thu, 27 Mar 2014 01:57:58 GMT Whole genome sequencing is becoming more popular in medical research. With its falling cost and increasing reliability, some scientists hail the process as being the future of genetic research. But should whole genome sequencing be used as a part of newborn screening programs? This is a question that researchers from McGill University in Canada say should be addressed.The human genome is made up ...

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Two Researchers Known For Identifying And Treating "Bubble Boy" Disease Honored By March Of Dimes Wed, 26 Mar 2014 13:15:00 GMT NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two pediatricians whose research led to the need for early identification of and treatment of severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) and its inclusion in newborn screening have received the March of Dimes/Col. Harland D. Sanders Lifetime Achievement Award in Genetics. Children affected with SCID are at risk of developing life ...

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Prenatal and New-born Genetic Testing Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast to 2019 Wed, 26 Mar 2014 13:00:00 GMT DUBLIN, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research     and     Markets  ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/3gb8bq/prenatal_and ) has announced the addition of the  "Prenatal and New-born Genetic Testing Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast to 2019" ...

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Should whole-genome sequencing become part of newborn screening? Wed, 26 Mar 2014 12:48:15 GMT The possibility of making whole-genome sequencing part of routine screening programs for newborns raises ethical, legal and social issues that should be weighed carefully, according to researchers. The question is likely to stir debate in coming years in many of the more-than-60 countries that provide newborn screening, as whole-genome sequencing (WGS) becomes increasingly affordable and reliable.

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PerkinElmer Awarded Contract from Minnesota to Perform Mass Spec-based Newborn Screening Wed, 26 Mar 2014 07:48:26 GMT Full-text access for registered users only. Existing users login here . New to GenomeWeb? Register here quickly for free access.

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Sex-trafficking cases hard to crack in Wisconsin Wed, 26 Mar 2014 02:30:02 GMT 61 cars crash on icy Minnesota bridge Teenager dies saving girlfriend from oncoming train Washington mudslide: How did it happen? Get $1,000 next time you lose your luggage 'Good Wife' shocks fans. Here's why! (SPOILERS AHEAD) Family shares newborn screening importance after son nearly dies Outagamie farm shows off system for handling waste from dairy cows

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Democratic candidate for governor releases jobs plan Wed, 26 Mar 2014 02:28:38 GMT 61 cars crash on icy Minnesota bridge Teenager dies saving girlfriend from oncoming train Washington mudslide: How did it happen? Get $1,000 next time you lose your luggage 'Good Wife' shocks fans. Here's why! (SPOILERS AHEAD) Girl shaves her head for friend, kicked out of school Yard MD: 'Max' the injured barred owl flies free Family shares newborn screening importance after son nearly dies ...

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Newborn hearing screening 'insufficient' in most provinces Tue, 25 Mar 2014 12:52:32 GMT Too many Canadian babies aren't being screened for hearing problems at birth, a failure that jeopardizes their future success, say doctors who graded provincial and territorial programs.

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Fox Valley health care registration reaches home stretch as deadline nears Tue, 25 Mar 2014 02:29:55 GMT Yard MD: 'Max' the injured barred owl flies free Family shares newborn screening importance after son nearly dies Outagamie farm shows off system for handling waste from dairy cows New London's St Patrick's Day Parade March Madness: Badgers a 'team worth rooting for' in West Region Mark Cuban predicts NFL collapse in 10 years Male strippers subdue robbery suspect News crew catches highway pileup ...

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St. John's News Sat, 22 Mar 2014 07:28:40 GMT Local news for St. John's, NL continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

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How the newborn screening controversy came to be Sat, 22 Mar 2014 05:07:43 GMT Twenty-one families took the state of Minnesota to court, forcingchanges regarding how long the state can keep bloodspots taken from newborns for screening. The families argued that the Minnesota Depa

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Newborn screening surprises revealed Fri, 21 Mar 2014 20:31:07 GMT Mayo Medical Laboratories might never again be responsible for screening blood samples from Minnesota's newborns, even though

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Burke would end tax deduction for private school students Tue, 18 Mar 2014 12:54:24 GMT Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke stepped into the education debate Tuesday when she vowed to eliminate the state income tax deduction for parents who send children to private schools.

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Newborn blood sample bill clears House hurdle Tue, 18 Mar 2014 12:20:13 GMT A bill that would allow the state health department to keep newborn blood samples and test results indefinitely cleared its final House committee today. In January the health department was forced to destroy 1.1 million blood spot cards because the agency didn't have the authority to store them.

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Block cheddar fetches record high price Tue, 18 Mar 2014 11:37:17 GMT Cheddar is a huge deal in Wisconsin, where annual production approaches 600 million pounds, or about 20% of the nation’s supply.

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Journal Sentinel subscribers to get access to Washington Post stories Tue, 18 Mar 2014 11:37:16 GMT The arrangement is designed to give the Post a larger national audience for its stories and gives readers of the local papers more value for their paid subscriptions.

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Lawmakers to consider baby screening law Tue, 18 Mar 2014 04:22:14 GMT Mankato law firm handled suit

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10 things to know for Tuesday Mon, 17 Mar 2014 21:51:57 GMT Your look at some of the stories that will be talked about Tuesday.

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Stritch's magical run ends Mon, 17 Mar 2014 20:36:37 GMT Kalah Baer scored 16 points as top-seeded Saint Francis (Ind.) outlasted Cardinal Stritch, 68-64, in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II women’s tournament Monday night in Sioux City, Iowa.

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Privacy Debate Erupts Over Proposed Changes to MN Newborn Screening Program Mon, 17 Mar 2014 19:50:35 GMT Bill would eliminate time limit for blood sample storage

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Rural school leaders say task force proposals falling short of needs Mon, 17 Mar 2014 18:52:01 GMT Superintendents in rural school districts say reforms are needed to address problems with funding and retaining talented teachers.

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Newborn screening project wins award in Scripps Howard competition Mon, 17 Mar 2014 13:06:48 GMT The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s examination of flaws in the nation’s newborn screening programs has won the top investigative award in the Scripps Howard Award competition.

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Bill to Look at Dept. of Health Newborn Screening & Blood Samples Mon, 17 Mar 2014 11:05:04 GMT A bill before the House Civil Law Committee on Tuesday would allow the department to save blood samples and test results indefinitely.

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Minnesota legislators to consider newborn screening law Mon, 17 Mar 2014 09:55:05 GMT Legislators will consider this week whether the Minnesota Department of Health should have unlimited time to store newborn blood samples.

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Legislators to consider newborn screening law Mon, 17 Mar 2014 07:07:46 GMT MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Legislators will consider this week whether the Minnesota Department of Health should have unlimited time to store newborn blood samples. A bill before the House Civil Law Committee on Tuesday would allow the department to save blood samples and test results indefinitely, according to Minnesota ...

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Minnesota bill would allow indefinite storage of newborn blood Mon, 17 Mar 2014 02:28:15 GMT The fight over Minnesota's newborn screening law continues this week, when state legislators consider a bill that would give state health officials unlimited time to store newborn blood samples.

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Fight over Minnesota's newborn screening law continues Sun, 16 Mar 2014 14:58:46 GMT A bill before the House Civil Law Committee on Tuesday would allow the Minnesota Department of Health to save newborn blood samples and test results indefinitely. The program tests newborns for 55 rare conditions that could be harmful or fatal if not treated early in life.

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New fight over Minn. newborn screening law Sun, 16 Mar 2014 14:58:46 GMT A bill would allow the Minnesota Department of Health to save newborn blood samples and test results indefinitely.

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Are you worried about Brewers pitcher Matt Garza’s rough start in spring training? Thu, 13 Mar 2014 21:23:47 GMT Today's Paper, also known as the e-Edition, is an online replica of the printed newspaper. You can view today's paper or previous issues.

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Darren Sharper will stay in jail Thu, 13 Mar 2014 21:23:43 GMT Former Green Bay Packers safety Darren Sharper will remain in a Los Angeles jail for the foreseeable future as he faces criminal charges in two states and sexual assault investigations in three others.

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Marquette's NCAA Tournament hopes dashed by Xavier Thu, 13 Mar 2014 21:21:58 GMT The only thing left for Marquette to do now is wait for an NIT bid. The Golden Eagles were beaten Thursday night, 68-65, by Xavier in the Big East tournament quarterfinals at Madison Square Garden.

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Live box: Marquette vs. Xavier Thu, 13 Mar 2014 21:06:37 GMT Follow the live box score as the Marquette Golden Eagles take on the Xavier Musketeers in the quarterfinals of the Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden.

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Rare New Jersey, BioNJ and NORD to Collaborate on Rare Disease Day Event at New Jersey State House Thu, 13 Mar 2014 06:00:00 GMT Rare New Jersey, a working group of patients, patient advocates, and life sciences professionals working together to improve the lives of rare disease patients in New Jersey, will

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Media Alert – Rare New Jersey Rescheduled for March 13 Wed, 12 Mar 2014 09:53:00 GMT Rare New Jersey:

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New law expands newborn screening to include checking of oxygen levels Tue, 11 Mar 2014 13:52:42 GMT Eau Claire (WQOW) - Upon delivery, newborns are greeted by many faces and also many tests. Cries consume the human ear. A newborn has entered the world but before bundling up for home, a required test

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USA TODAY series wins two health care journalism awards Tue, 11 Mar 2014 11:26:17 GMT Supplement Shell Game: A USA TODAY investigation of the people behind risky pills. / USA TODAY A USA TODAY investigation of the dietary supplement industry received awards in two categories Tuesday from the Association of Health Care Journalists.

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Six arrested in violent Madison home invasion Mon, 10 Mar 2014 19:10:35 GMT Six people have been arrested in connection with a home invasion in Madison during which a pregnant woman was sexually assaulted.

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Volunteers try to solve mystery of 1950 plane crash in Lake Michigan Mon, 10 Mar 2014 19:10:19 GMT As searchers look for the Malaysia Airlines flight that vanished last weekend, there’s an eerily similar mystery much closer to home.

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4 shot in car on Milwaukee's north side Sun, 9 Mar 2014 11:06:48 GMT One man was critically injured when he and three others were shot by a suspect in another car about 3:10 a.m. Sunday on N. Teutonia Ave.

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Why Malaysia Airlines jet might have disappeared Sun, 9 Mar 2014 10:06:51 GMT It could take investigators months, if not years, to determine what happened to the Boeing 777 flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, but there are some educated guesses.

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Overnight fire damages Salem home, kills 2 dogs Sun, 9 Mar 2014 08:10:11 GMT The fire began in the garage and is not believed to be suspicious, Kenosha County authorities said.

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Clinton is target at GOP meeting Sat, 8 Mar 2014 20:38:42 GMT Oxon Hill, Md. — She was not on the speaking program, but Hillary Rodham Clinton had a presence at the nation's largest annual gathering of conservative activists on Saturday, as high-profile Republicans launched a dual effort to attack the prospective Democratic presidential candidate and improve the GOP's longstanding struggle with women voters.

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Spring is melting away excuses for procrastination Sat, 8 Mar 2014 14:40:10 GMT After this Top 10 coldest winter, there’s pent-up demand out there to address to-do lists that have been frozen solid for months.

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Hospital group to post when newborn tests are sent to lab Sat, 8 Mar 2014 13:37:10 GMT The Wisconsin Hospital Association said it will soon post data online that will show expecting parents whether the hospital where they plan to have their baby promptly sends newborn screening samples to the lab for testing. The hospital group announced its plan Friday. It will begin posting the data on its CheckPoint website in April, and will publish the data for a year before deciding whether ...

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Hospital group to post when newborn tests are sent Sat, 8 Mar 2014 12:36:39 GMT MADISON, Wis.—The Wisconsin Hospital Association says it will soon post data online that will show expecting parents whether the hospital where

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After delays, hospital group to post when newborn screening tests are sent to lab Sat, 8 Mar 2014 12:23:43 GMT MADISON, Wis. — Starting in April, the Wisconsin Hospital Association will post data that will show expecting parents whether the hospital where they plan to have their baby promptly sends newborn screening samples to the lab for testing.

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Teen arrested for stealing car with baby on board Sat, 8 Mar 2014 12:06:48 GMT A 16-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with the robbery of a vehicle that was later abandoned — with a baby still inside.

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American Heart Association thanks Governor Walker for signing SB 523 Sat, 8 Mar 2014 09:35:37 GMT Milwaukee — Today, Governor Walker signed Senate Bill 523, strengthening Wisconsin’s newborn screening program and opening the door for Wisconsin to add congenital heart defect (CHD) screening, often referred to as “pulse oximetry.”

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Rand Paul stresses electing 'lovers of liberty' at CPAC Fri, 7 Mar 2014 20:54:31 GMT Republican Rand Paul, a potential 2016 White House contender, delivered a starkly libertarian speech at Conservative Political Action Conference.

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Toddler left unharmed after vehicle is stolen Fri, 7 Mar 2014 20:40:16 GMT A toddler left unattended in a car Friday night was left unharmed when a man who fled with the vehicle abandoned it.

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Organization celebrates return of Gee's Clippers to King Drive Fri, 7 Mar 2014 20:10:11 GMT The King Drive Business Improvement District celebrated the return of the popular Gee’s Clippers barber shop to the strip.

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Hospital group to post how quickly newborn screens are sent to lab Fri, 7 Mar 2014 17:37:01 GMT Expectant parents in Wisconsin will soon be able to see if the hospital where their baby will be born promptly sends newborn screening samples to the state lab.

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Screening for Sickle Cell Trait Needed Fri, 7 Mar 2014 07:51:57 GMT Researchers at Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine say the time is long past due to use current scientific data and technical advances to reduce the burden of sickle cell disease (SCD). Sickle Cell Trait (SCT) is estimated to affect 3 million people in the US: approximately 8 percent of African Americans and .5-3 percent of Hispanics.

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Minn. Lawmakers Reconsider Newborn Screening Test for Rare Disorders Thu, 6 Mar 2014 20:37:30 GMT A familiar fight over newborn screening returned to the State Capitol. This time, it's doctors on the offense. They, along with researchers and non-profits, are pushing to repeal a law just two years old. That law requires the Minnesota Department of Health to destroy blood tests run on newborns, rather than store and use the results for research...

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Forecasts call for a warm Friday Thu, 6 Mar 2014 19:11:15 GMT Temperatures in Milwaukee will climb back to seasonal normals Friday.

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Sickle cell trait: Neglected opportunities in the era of genomic medicine Thu, 6 Mar 2014 08:23:25 GMT ( Boston University Medical Center ) While acknowledging the potential of genomics to prevent and treat disease, researchers from Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine believe it is long past due to use current scientific data and technical advances to reduce the burden of sickle cell disease, one of the most common serious single gene disorders.

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Survey Says Parents Less Keen to Participate in Genome Sequencing-based Newborn Screening Wed, 5 Mar 2014 14:33:20 GMT Full-text access for premium subscribers only. Existing premium subscribers login here . New to GenomeWeb? Register here quickly.

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Survey Says Parents Less Likely to Participate in Genome Sequencing-based Newborn Screening Wed, 5 Mar 2014 13:49:03 GMT Full-text access for premium subscribers only. Existing premium subscribers login here . New to GenomeWeb? Register here quickly.

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Geneticist named to nat’l board Tue, 4 Mar 2014 13:09:42 GMT Quinn Stein was one of South Dakota’s first genetic counselors. He has published numerous articles on topics such as hereditary cancer, autism, obesity, newborn screening, first-trimester screening and rare genetic disorders.

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Governor signs tax break, screening, racino bills Mon, 3 Mar 2014 23:32:18 GMT Gov. Susana Martinez on Monday signed into law legislation to require that newborns in New Mexico be tested for critical congenital heart disease.

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Gov. Walker Signs Bill to Improve Newborn Health Screenings Mon, 3 Mar 2014 15:00:10 GMT Governor Walker has signed Senate Bill 523, strengthening Wisconsin’s newborn screening program. The bill opens the door for Wisconsin to add congenital heart defect (CHD) screening, often referred to as “pulse oximetry.”

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Gov. Scott Walker signs newborn screening bill into law Mon, 3 Mar 2014 14:27:42 GMT MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Governor Scott Walker on Monday, March 3rd signed legislation relating to updating and expanding testing of newborn...

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Clay family discovers baby's rare genetic disease early thanks to new New York law Fri, 28 Feb 2014 14:48:06 GMT A Clay family credits Aidan's Law, a new law in New York state that makes it mandatory to test for ALD in the newborn screening, for catching their son's rare genetic disease early.

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Media Alert – Rare New Jersey Fri, 28 Feb 2014 10:50:00 GMT :

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Rare Disease Day 2014: Fatal Genetic MCADD Affects 1 in 10,000 UK Babies Fri, 28 Feb 2014 00:00:00 GMT A rare yet potentially fatal disease called medium-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency (MCADD) affects around 1 in 10,000 babies in the UK. MCADD makes it hard for the body to break down fats and produce energy and if left undetected or untreated, it can cause severe developmental problems, including mental disability or death. Sasha Hing was diagnosed with MCADD after she was tested through ...

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Watchdog Group Honors March of Dimes as Top Nonprofit in 2013 Thu, 27 Feb 2014 21:01:00 GMT WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The March of Dimes is being honored as a top charity by Philanthropedia, a division of GuideStar, it was announced today. "We are pleased and humbled to be cited by Philanthropedia experts as a top nonprofit in our field," says Dr. Jennifer L. Howse, president of the March of Dimes. "Since our founding by President Franklin D ...

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Cayetano pushes passage of bill for persons with rare disease Thu, 27 Feb 2014 05:19:07 GMT ”The reported rare, flesh-eating disease in Pangasinan turned out to be a hoax. But there are real rare diseases out there affecting one in every 20,000 Filipinos -- mostly young children -- and they deserve full attention from the government,” the lady senator said.

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Cayetano pushes passage of Rare Disease Act Wed, 26 Feb 2014 23:12:24 GMT In the wake of reported “mysterious flesh-eating” disease in Pangasinan, which turned out to be a hoax, Senator Pia Cayetano has sought the inclusion of persons afflicted with rare diseases in the government’s Universal Health Care program. The woman senator is pushing for the passage of Senate Bill No. 2098, or the “Rare Disease Act […]

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Sen. Pia backs medical care for persons with rare disease Wed, 26 Feb 2014 22:51:28 GMT February 27, 2014. Senator Pia S. Cayetano is pushing for the passage of a bill that will mandate the government to assist persons with rare disease by increasing their access to medical treatment and drugs, and including them in the coverage of the Universal Health Care program. The senator is urging support for...

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AHA wants state to mandate screening of newborns Tue, 25 Feb 2014 12:37:48 GMT KANSAS CITY -- The American Heart Association is calling on the state of Kansas to mandate screening of every newborn for heart defects.  Jacob Voise was born several weeks ago at Children's Mercy Hospital in Missouri. He has had to stay because of a lung problem. ...

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Milwaukee winter may be cold, but no record lows — and Madison's worse Tue, 25 Feb 2014 10:06:48 GMT This winter is Milwaukee’s coldest in 32 years and 12th coldest in at least a century of record keeping, but daily lows surprisingly haven’t broken any records. Madison is another story.

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Actress Patricia Richardson and NORD Join Together to Make a Difference on Rare Disease Day Tue, 25 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT Millions of Americans will participate in events across the country on February 28 as part of the 6th annual U.S. Rare Disease Day. These activities are part of an international observance that focuses ...

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New London man faces cocaine charge Mon, 24 Feb 2014 17:25:15 GMT A New London man was charged Monday with manufacturing/delivery of cocaine.

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Milwaukee man allegedly tied to one heroin death, suspected in another Mon, 24 Feb 2014 17:06:48 GMT Ronald James Pollak, 23, is expected in court Thursday on a charge of first-degree reckless homicide in the death of Sean C. Jungwirth, 19.

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Gadsden Regional Medical Center's newborn screening program recognized Mon, 24 Feb 2014 15:12:14 GMT The Alabama Department of Public Health has recognized Gadsden Regional Medical Center’s newborn hearing screening program.

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American Heart Association calls on Kansas to mandate newborn screening Mon, 24 Feb 2014 15:02:43 GMT KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The American Heart Association is calling on the state of Kansas to mandate screening of every...

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Raising awareness about rare diseases nationwide Fri, 21 Feb 2014 08:28:56 GMT The word “rare” has connotations of not being important or not affecting many people. In the case of rare diseases, they affect only around 350 million individuals, a small number if one takes into consideration the entire world population of 7 billion.

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14,400 city babies get vital tests Thu, 20 Feb 2014 23:17:41 GMT MORE parents than ever before are taking their newborns for vital medical screenings. More than 14,400 babies born in the Greater Glasgow health area had tests last year to detect hearing impairments before leaving hospital, which makes 97% of all eligible newborns.

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Viewpoints: Democrats turn tail; amending ACA is tough; Belgium takes hard stance on dying kids Thu, 20 Feb 2014 21:28:20 GMT Democrats in competitive races seem to have gotten hall passes to try to dissociate themselves from ObamaCare heading into the midterm elections, but the White House must be ruing some of the liberties their party comrades are taking with this new political independence. Witness the parade of Democrats pleading for more money for that great liberal anathema, Medicare Advantage (2/19).

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Selden Ring Award for investigative reporting goes to Milwaukee team Tue, 18 Feb 2014 08:59:17 GMT Kevin Roderick: “Deadly Delays” by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel documented how delays at hospitals across the country undermine newborn screening programs, putting babies at risk of disability and death.

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Newborn screening project wins Selden Ring award as top investigation Tue, 18 Feb 2014 08:18:33 GMT Journal Sentinel investigation into nation’s newborn screening programs wins Selden Ring award for the top 2013 investigation.

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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Team Wins 2014 USC Annenberg Selden Ring Award Tue, 18 Feb 2014 07:30:00 GMT LOS ANGELES, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A team of reporters from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has been awarded USC Annenberg's 2014 Selden Ring Award for Investigative Reporting for their series "Deadly Delays."  The team documented how delays at hospitals across the country undermine newborn screening programs, putting babies at risk of disability and death. The $35,000 annual ...

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Drawdown cancels winter recreation on Lake Arbutus Tue, 18 Feb 2014 07:02:58 GMT A snowmobile trail is closed and ice fishing has been halted on a Jackson County lake.

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$35 million renovation proposed for Green Bay's Hotel Northland Tue, 18 Feb 2014 07:02:37 GMT The hotel on Adams St. was once the height of high society in Green Bay, hosting such dignitaries as Eleanor Roosevelt.

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Pediatric Geneticist David B. Flannery, MD, FACMG, FAAP Joins American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics as ... Tue, 18 Feb 2014 04:27:00 GMT BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- David B. Flannery, MD, FACMG, FAAP has joined the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) as its new Medical Director. Dr. Flannery is a Founding Fellow of the College and has served on the ACMG's Economics of Genetic Services Committee (member and co-chair), Professional Practice and Guidelines Committee (member), and CPT ...

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PNoy lauds ARMM under Hataman Fri, 14 Feb 2014 11:24:30 GMT DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 12 Feb) – President Benigno S. Aquino lauded better conditions in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) in terms of economy, health, infrastructure, social services,… »

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Assembly to vote Thursday on newborn screening bill Fri, 14 Feb 2014 10:34:42 GMT It is called a pulse oximetry screen. It checks oxygen in an infant's blood. It can be the first indication a baby that looks healthy is actually very sick.

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Simple Newborn Screening Could Catch Potentially Fatal Heart Defects Thu, 13 Feb 2014 21:06:50 GMT TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Five-year-old Breckyn Reynolds of Concordia appeared to be a perfectly healthy baby when her parents brought her home from the hospital.

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Aquino talks of a bright future for Mindanao Wed, 12 Feb 2014 08:37:01 GMT President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday assured the people in Mindanao that better days are coming into the autonomous island as the government and its partners step up its efforts to craft the Bangsamoro Basic law to bring peace in the troubled south. Aquino, speaking at the 2nd Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Summit on Governance and Development in Davao City, said the area ...

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President Aquino reports on gains of ARMM reform initiatives Wed, 12 Feb 2014 04:31:56 GMT Speaking before the participants of the 2nd ARMM LGU Summit on Governance and Development here at the Waterfront Insular Hotel, the President said the new ARMM leadership successfully fought corruption, improved public service, and maintained peace and order.

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Aquino to ARMM: Support Bangsamoro agreement Wed, 12 Feb 2014 02:19:48 GMT MANILA, Philippines – Less than a month after the conclusion of peace talks between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) , President Benigno Aquino III personally asked the people living in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) to support a deal that will eventually cause the regional government's abolition. On Wednesday, February 12, at the 2nd ARMM Local ...

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Following Clinical Trial, Sequoia Genetics Receives CE Mark for NGS-based Newborn Screening Dx Tue, 11 Feb 2014 10:33:21 GMT Full-text access for premium subscribers only. Existing premium subscribers login here . New to GenomeWeb? Register here quickly.

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Ultragenyx Announces Initiation of Phase 2 Study for Patients with Long-Chain Fatty Acid Oxidation Disorders Tue, 11 Feb 2014 06:00:00 GMT NOVATO, Calif. -- Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc. , a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel products for rare and ultra-rare diseases, today announced that the first patient has ...

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Hearts for Ezra: How this baby boy’s death could change your life Fri, 7 Feb 2014 16:15:10 GMT Ezra Bessey was born May 30, 2012, and died a little more than eight months later. In that time, he was loved by his mother, Emily; father, Ethan; and sister, Daisy, now 4, and was largely content with the world.

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Cost, lack of awareness hinder parents from NBS Fri, 7 Feb 2014 08:24:23 GMT ALTHOUGH screening is essential, not all newborns undergo this crucial procedure because of the cost it entails. Parents will have to spend P550 for a newborn screening fee and kit, an amount which is beyond the means of some families. Another reason newborns are unable to go through screening is the lack of awareness among parents.

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Life on a wait list: Lower Alsace girl with rare disease waits for complex transplant Thu, 6 Feb 2014 16:33:27 GMT There's a clear consensus among friends and family of Angelique "Angel" Boston. Although the 12-year-old girl is faced with a debilitating immune disorder, she remains a fighter like no other. "I think when you meet her, you understand something on a different level," said Liz Faranda, a family member. "I would describe her as a white light. She is very graceful." "She's a very strong little ...

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Time crucial in screening newborns for disease; Tennessee's timing record unclear Wed, 5 Feb 2014 21:13:55 GMT Every hour counts when it comes to testing newborns for serious illness.

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Ombudsman to Investigate Hydro One Alarming Complaints About Billing Practices, Customer Service Tue, 4 Feb 2014 06:47:59 GMT TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Feb. 4, 2014) - Ontario Ombudsman André Marin today announced he will conduct a systemic investigation into complaints about serious problems with billing and customer service at Hydro One. The investigation will focus on the transparency of the utility's billing practices and the timeliness and effectiveness of its process for responding to customer concerns ...

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Patients with rare, brain-threatening disorder call on clinics to adopt first-ever treatment guidelines Tue, 4 Feb 2014 05:15:00 GMT - Canadian PKU and Allied Disorders encourages governments to fund PKU treatment tools as outlined by guidelines to improve outcomes in 2,000 Phenylketonuria patients - TORONTO , Feb. 4, 2014 /CNW/ - Canadian ...

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Announcing Avery's Ride for PKU Fri, 31 Jan 2014 12:43:00 GMT PKU uncle will cycle across Canada in 71 days this summer to raise awareness and $25,000 TORONTO, Jan. 31, 2014 /CNW/ - A young father will ride his bicycle more than 7,300 kilometers coast-to-coast this summer to draw attention to a rare, brain-threatening disorder which affects his newborn niece, Avery. The Canadian PKU and Allied Disorders (CanPKU) non-profit association is proud to announce ...

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OZ Systems Convenes Leaders to Focus on Provider and Public Health Interoperability at AMCHP Annual Conference Fri, 31 Jan 2014 05:00:00 GMT OZ Systems, a leading provider of public health information systems, convened a diverse panel of experts focused on meaningful data exchange and interoperability between public health and healthcare providers.

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AACC Supports Reauthorization of Newborn Screening Act Thu, 30 Jan 2014 13:04:10 GMT On January 29, the U.S. Senate passed the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act of 2013 (S.1417) by unanimous consent. AACC applauds the Senate's approval of this legislation, which is integral to improving children's health, and urges the U.S. House of Representatives to pass it as well.

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AACC Supports Reauthorization of Newborn Screening Act; Works to Improve Treatment of Childhood Diseases by ... Thu, 30 Jan 2014 11:55:00 GMT WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On January 29, the U.S. Senate passed the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act of 2013 (S.1417) by unanimous consent. Introduced by Senators Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), this bipartisan bill reauthorizes funding for various newborn-screening programs for the next five years. AACC applauds the Senate's approval of ...

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Journal Sentinel newborn screening investigation finalist for Goldsmith Award Thu, 30 Jan 2014 10:32:07 GMT The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's investigation into flaws in the nation's newborn screening programs that put babies at risk of disability and death has been named a finalist for the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting.

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Waukesha Mayor Jeff Scrima to skip Barack Obama visit to GE plant Tue, 28 Jan 2014 15:20:52 GMT He says he wants to guard the non-partisan nature of his office and calls Obama and Gov. Scott Walker extremists.

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It's standing-room-only at Milwaukee's homeless shelters Tue, 28 Jan 2014 14:54:50 GMT Milwaukee’s dangerously cold weather has filled homeless shelters to levels not seen in 20 years.

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With dangerous Wisconsin cold comes another peril: Frostbite Tue, 28 Jan 2014 14:25:04 GMT Wisconsinites who venture outside for prolonged periods without the proper clothing risk damage to tissue, infection and even death, from hypothermia and frostbite.

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Milwaukee police, firefighters take steps to deal with brutal cold Tue, 28 Jan 2014 13:39:43 GMT While many stayed indoors during the brutal cold, others — including police officers, firefighters and other public safety officials — remained on duty.

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Seeger rallied strikers at Milwaukee-area industries Tue, 28 Jan 2014 13:32:19 GMT The folk singer/activist who died Monday played music festivals and gigs at a number of sites across the state, said fellow folk singer, retired Teamster and Milwaukee resident Larry Penn.

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South Carolina among worst in nation on newborn tests Tue, 28 Jan 2014 12:47:15 GMT Last year in South Carolina, 34% of newborn screening samples took five or more days to get to the state lab for testing.

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NY now requires newborn screening Tue, 28 Jan 2014 00:52:06 GMT ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York hospitals are now required to screen newborns for heart defects under a new law. The measure, which took effect Monday, requires all birthing facilities to administer the test called pulse oximetry (ox-IHM-uhtree) screening. The one-minute procedure provides early detection of heart ...

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State juggles privacy and research Mon, 27 Jan 2014 22:04:39 GMT By: Allison Kronberg Minnesota destroyed more than 1 million blood spots from the Newborn Screening Program earlier this month, after the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled on a more than four-year lawsuit between families and the Minnesota Department of Health. The decision halted research throughout the state, including in labs at the University of Minnesota. The MDH argues that the research done ...

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Jefferson family helps kick off Athens March of Dimes campaign, shares story Sat, 25 Jan 2014 18:03:49 GMT Colton and Kyler Hendrix are all boy. The 5-year-old twins love to wrestle around the house, are daredevils, enjoy sports and like to go on adventures, which can sometimes result in a little trouble.

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With genetic testing, patients can see the future Sat, 25 Jan 2014 15:39:00 GMT MINNEAPOLIS _ Denis Keegan was out of answers. The 30-year-old was suffering from kidney disease, but his doctors were struggling to pinpoint the cause. That's when Keegan turned to genetic testing.

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DHEC adds SCID to Newborn Screening Panel Thu, 23 Jan 2014 21:14:25 GMT The state is adding another condition to the list of disorders that newborns are screened for, health officials said Thursday.

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DHEC adding newborn screening test Thu, 23 Jan 2014 14:51:55 GMT South Carolina's health department is adding a new test to screenings done on newborn babies.

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APNewsBreak: DHEC adding newborn screening test Thu, 23 Jan 2014 12:52:56 GMT COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina's health department will soon be testing the state's newborn babies for a disorder that is often fatal without early detection, officials told The Associated Press on Thursday. By summer, the Department of Health and Environmental Control, or DHEC, should have in place ...

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Milwaukee man charged in slaying after judge withheld prior sentence Tue, 21 Jan 2014 12:32:14 GMT Davon M. Thompson was sentenced Jan. 6 on a charge of robbery by a judge who then stayed the sentence. On Jan. 15, Jordan M. Wilder was killed when Thompson shot him in a robbery, according to a criminal complaint.

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Chicago Archdiocese sex abuse documents name 4 with Wisconsin ties Tue, 21 Jan 2014 12:17:03 GMT A St. Paul, Minn., law firm made public on Tuesday 6,000 pages of documents involving 30 priests after eight years of negotiations with church officials over how they were to be released.

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MNAAP opposes destruction of 1 million newborn screening blood spots Tue, 21 Jan 2014 11:08:59 GMT Following the Minnesota Department of Health’s (MDH) announcement to begin destroying approximately 1 million newborn screening blood spots, the Minnesota Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (MNAAP) announced it was deeply concerned about the decision’s dramatic and dangerous impact on child health.

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Gonzales: 18th National Autism Consciousness Week Tue, 21 Jan 2014 09:03:41 GMT THE 3rd week of January is National Autism Consciousness Week and all government and non-government agencies are encouraged to undertake activities that will increase awareness about autism spectrum disorder and how it affects individuals, families and the society as a whole.

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Committee will lead effort to set national newborn screening standards Fri, 17 Jan 2014 19:02:48 GMT The committee of experts agreed to “reaffirm” guidelines from 2005 that the Journal Sentinel found are not followed throughout the country.

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Health Beat: Lifesaving tests for newborns Thu, 16 Jan 2014 16:15:35 GMT Every year, more than four million babies are born in the United States. All of them are screened for certain health conditions, but the tests your baby receives depends on the state in which you live. Today, baby Gael is happy and healthy, but just hours after he was born, his parents got devastating news. "It was really hard to hear," said Luvy Rodriquez, Gael’s mom. "I was just destroyed ...

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Newborn screening bill unanimously passes House Thu, 16 Jan 2014 15:42:26 GMT From State Rep. Angel Cruz – With unanimous approval, legislation authored by state Rep. Angel Cruz, D-Phila., Democratic chairman of the House Human Services Committee, which adds Krabbe disease and five other lysosomal storage disorders to the list of diseases …

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Bill to expand newborn screening tests in Pennsylvania passes state House Wed, 15 Jan 2014 13:29:03 GMT Don’t have an account? Congratulations! Your weather is set to . You can change the location at any time.

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NHS trials electronic sharing of newborn screening results Tue, 14 Jan 2014 19:44:40 GMT The NHS is running three projects trialling the electronic sharing of newborn screening results as part of the government's digital by default agenda.

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Illinois man fined $250 for using stun gun on wife after Bears-Packers bet Tue, 14 Jan 2014 11:52:59 GMT Wife at Dodge County tavern says she made the bet but never thought her husband would follow through.

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Newborn Screening Lawsuit Against MN Dept. of Health Settled Mon, 13 Jan 2014 15:57:40 GMT A settlement has been reached between the state of Minnesota's Department of Health and parents of newborns from a court case that was first started in 2009.

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Minnesota: State destroying newborn blood samples as privacy case is settled Mon, 13 Jan 2014 15:19:19 GMT The Minnesota Department of Health has started destroying more than 1 million blood samples collected as part of its newborn

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State settles blood samples case Mankato attorneys handled Mon, 13 Jan 2014 14:10:44 GMT Farrish Johnson Law Office in Mankato filed suit on behalf of 100 people who claimed the state had illegally retained residual blood samples and used them for a variety of medical research. On Monday the firm announced its clients had reached a settlement and the state will pay nearly $1 million in legal fees.

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After settlement, Minn. to destroy 1M newborn blood samples Mon, 13 Jan 2014 12:26:38 GMT Although the settlement ends a long-running court fight with 21 families who sued the agency for storing the genetic material without parental consent, the battle over the state's archiving plan appears to be far from over.

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After settlement, Minn. to destroy 1.1M newborn blood samples Mon, 13 Jan 2014 12:26:38 GMT Although the settlement ends a long-running court fight over the department's collection and storage practices, the battle over the state's archiving plan going forward appears to be far from over.

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Minn. Health Dept. to destroy 1.1M infant blood samples Mon, 13 Jan 2014 11:43:29 GMT The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) must now destroy about 1.1 million infant blood samples following the settlement of a lawsuit over the storage and use of newborn screening results.

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Settlement in case over newborn blood samples Mon, 13 Jan 2014 11:37:58 GMT MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Department of Health has started destroying more than 1 million blood samples collected as part of its newborn screening program, following the settlement of a yearslong case over the state's practice of storing and using the samples without parental consent. Per the settlement ...

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MDH: Settlement Reached in Case over Newborn Blood Samples Mon, 13 Jan 2014 10:51:34 GMT The Minnesota Department of Health has reached a settlement in a case over its practice of storing and using newborn blood samples without parental consent. The state says it is now destroying over 1 million blood samples gathered as part of its newborn screening program, which screens babies for more than 50 disorders...

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American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics Practice Guidelines Support Lifelong Therapy to Manage ... Mon, 13 Jan 2014 05:05:00 GMT SAN RAFAEL, Calif. -- BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. announced today that new practice guidelines issued by the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) support the need for lifelong management ...

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New Year brings new screening to help protect Washington babies | Department of Health Thu, 9 Jan 2014 20:19:31 GMT New testing that began with the New Year will better protect newborns in Washington from the disorder known as severe combined immunodeficiency, or SCID.

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New screening helps protect Washington babies Thu, 9 Jan 2014 12:34:02 GMT SHORELINE– A new test rolled out with the new year will better protect newborns from the “bubble boy disease.” State health officials will now check for the disorder known as severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID.) The test will be one of …

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Most of public health lab to reopen soon Tue, 7 Jan 2014 18:17:15 GMT Reopening the state's environmental health lab may take longer, however, a delay that could require some retesting of samples.

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Crews Repairing Water-Damaged Minn. Health Lab Tue, 7 Jan 2014 12:20:35 GMT Cleanup continues after a heating system failure caused water damage and disrupted operations at the Minnesota Department of Health's laboratory.

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Crews cleaning up, repairing electrical equipment at water-damaged Minn. Health Dept. lab Tue, 7 Jan 2014 12:16:22 GMT ST. PAUL, Minn. — Cleanup continues after a heating system failure caused water damage and disrupted operations at the Minnesota Department of Health's laboratory.

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Minnesota health, ag labs damaged Tue, 7 Jan 2014 08:21:56 GMT ST. PAUL - Minnesota's health and agriculture laboratories near the state Capitol building are closed after the building's heating system failed due to cold weather.

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Heating failure disrupts Minn. Health Dept. lab, leaves $1M in damage Mon, 6 Jan 2014 22:51:00 GMT The Minnesota Department of Health says it will suspend most lab operations for at least two days after a heating system failure caused an estimated $1 million or more in damage.

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Minnesota's health lab heating failure could end up costing $1M Mon, 6 Jan 2014 16:21:51 GMT The state has shut down its public health laboratory in St. Paul after the heating system failed early Monday, and initial estimates suggest the damage could exceed $1 million.

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Heating Failure Disrupts Minn. Health Dept. Lab Mon, 6 Jan 2014 16:06:34 GMT The Minnesota Department of Health says it will suspend most lab operations for at least two days after a heating system failure caused an estimated $1 million or more in damage. The department says the system failed early Monday, causing some building systems to freeze and water to leak on several floors. Health officials said they would decide sometime Tuesday how quickly they can resume ...

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Heating failure disrupts operations at Minnesota Department of Health lab Mon, 6 Jan 2014 15:55:23 GMT ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Department of Health says it will suspend most lab operations for at least two days after a heating system failure caused an estimated $1 million or more in damage.

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Washington to Screen Newborns for Deadly Immune Disease Fri, 3 Jan 2014 08:53:00 GMT TOWSON, Md., Jan. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF), the national patient organization for persons with primary immunodeficiency diseases, commends the state of Washington for their decision to add Severe Combined Immune Deficiency (SCID) to the list of conditions that all newborns in the state are screened for at birth effective January 1, 2014. SCID is commonly ...

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Coverage You Can Count On Thu, 2 Jan 2014 13:41:08 GMT COLUMBIA - A new state law went into effect Wednesday that makes it mandatory for all newborns to have a pulse oximetry test before being discharged. Chloe's Law passed in both the Missouri House and Senate last spring.

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Secrecy clouds efforts to track newborn blood tests Tue, 31 Dec 2013 09:59:33 GMT The secrecy surrounding Connecticut’s newborn screening program highlights the scattershot way in which many hospitals and health departments track, or don’t track, babies’ blood samples.

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Sindh PA fails to form 34 oversight bodies & PAC - DAWN.COM Sun, 29 Dec 2013 18:30:59 GMT KARACHI: Despite a passage of seven months to its first session, the Sindh Assembly has failed to form its 34 standing committees and the Public Accounts Committee to keep an eye on the performance of each provincial government department and to have an oversight on public spending, it emerged on Sunday.

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Hospitals act to protect newborns in wake of report Fri, 27 Dec 2013 22:05:37 GMT A day or two after birth, nearly every baby born in the U.S. has a few drops of blood collected from his or her heel and placed on a card that is supposed to be sent within 24 hours to a lab for testing.

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Pangan: George Samson: A man with a mission Thu, 26 Dec 2013 06:42:32 GMT HE COULD have stayed in corporate offices in Detroit, Michigan where he occupied a lofty position. He opted, however, to reach out to his compatriots, specifically his town.

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Delays in blood testing threaten the lives of babies Wed, 25 Dec 2013 18:33:30 GMT By law, every child born in the U.S. must quickly undergo a blood screening that tests for problems that, if caught early, can sometimes mean the difference between life and death. But in an investigation by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, hundreds of hospitals — including many in Missouri — proved to be woefully late in getting large percentages of blood samples to the state testing labs.

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Hazards of dietary supplements, new birth control device explored Mon, 23 Dec 2013 20:43:21 GMT Dietary supplements account for nearly 20 percent of drug-related liver injuries reported by hospitals, according to The New York Times, while a surge in adverse event reports about Essure, a device hailed as next generation birth control, is explored by the Chicago Tribune. NPR looks at the increase in newborn screening tests.

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ANN ARBOR: Study: Many pediatricians uncomfortable providing care to kids with genetic conditions Mon, 23 Dec 2013 05:06:56 GMT ANN ARBOR — Many primary care pediatricians say they feel uncomfortable providing health care to patients with genetic disorders. Also, many do not consistently discuss all risks and benefits of genetic tests with patients, according to research published recently in the American Journal of Medical Genetics.

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Screening newborns for disease can leave families in limbo Mon, 23 Dec 2013 02:30:46 GMT The idea is to catch health problems that could cause death or disability without early intervention. But in recent years, patient advocacy groups have been pushing states to adopt mandatory newborn screening for more and more diseases, including ones that have no easy diagnosis or treatment.

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Legislation requiring critical newborn heart test stalls in committees Sat, 21 Dec 2013 15:39:14 GMT Two Republican lawmakers are blocking legislation to require all newborns in the state be tested for the No. 1 killer of infants with birth defects.

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Hagan's newborn screening bill advances in Senate Thu, 19 Dec 2013 11:41:16 GMT WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- A bill to help save the lives of babies is advancing in the US Senate. Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) is one of the sponsors of the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Act. It got unanimous approval in committee yesterday and now heads to the full Senate. The bill aims to improve the timeliness of newborn screenings for several conditions. Hagan says it's something all parents can get ...

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Hamilton Scientific Steel Casework and Fume Hoods Installed in the Consolidated Forensic Laboratory in Washington, DC Thu, 19 Dec 2013 00:43:50 GMT Hamilton Scientific recently completed the installation of their steel casework and fume hoods in the new Consolidated Forensic Lab in Washington, DC. This new lab serves the Department of Forensic Services, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner and the Department of Public Health. (PRWeb December 19, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/steel_lab_casework/lab_fume ...

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U.S. Senate committee moves to track performance, timeliness of newborn screening Wed, 18 Dec 2013 14:38:54 GMT The Senate committee made changes after a Journal Sentinel investigation found that thousands of hospitals were sending babies’ blood samples late to state labs.

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UVU prepares for an emergency in the school's first active shooter drill Tue, 17 Dec 2013 21:48:49 GMT OREM, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) – An active shooter exercise at the Utah Valley University took place Tuesday afternoon at the Browning Administration Building. The simulation was held to better prepare students, staff and emergency agencies on how to respond in the event of an emergency.

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Utah politicians react to Matheson not seeking re-election Tue, 17 Dec 2013 20:48:27 GMT SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 Utah) - There's a big shake up in Utah politics. Utah democrat Jim Matheson announced Tuesday he will not run for re-election. Tuesday evening political experts from both sides are reacting to what this means for the Utah’s 4th Congressional District. The next time someone cheers for Jim Matheson it won't be for Utah's 4th Congressional District. Matheson announced Tuesday ...

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More Legal Action Against Refineries for Bad Air Quality Tue, 17 Dec 2013 20:22:03 GMT The nasty inversion continues to sit over the Wasatch Front. Tuesday is an Orange Mandatory Action Day. More than a dozen people rallied against poor air quality. Wednesday, a doctor’s group plans to file a lawsuit against yet another oil refinery’s plans for expansion. They did Tesoro last month and now they have their eye on Holly.

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Donations, volunteers needed for Gift Box Program Tue, 17 Dec 2013 18:18:27 GMT SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - The Utah Association for Intellectual Disabilities is trying to spread some holiday cheer, but this year it's coming up short.

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Report: Newborn screening may not be done effectively Tue, 17 Dec 2013 17:24:14 GMT SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - When a baby is born in Utah - or anywhere in the United States - they get a little "heel prick" to conduct a series of different tests. But are the right people getting those tests in time for them to be effective? A new report says - in Utah - suggests perhaps not. Kimberly Heart is the newborn screening program manager for the Utah Department of Health. She ...

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Why Newborn Screening has Economic Benefits Mon, 16 Dec 2013 06:00:00 GMT NEW YORK, Dec. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The newborn screening test for Severe Combined Immune Deficiency (SCID) using the TREC Assay, is 100 percent sensitive and not a single newborn with this life threatening defect has been lost since the test's implementation five years ago.  Nevertheless, public health officials still deliberate over the test's economic efficiency and that has resulted in ...

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Some Utah hospitals slow to deliver on newborn testing Sun, 15 Dec 2013 00:09:11 GMT Nurses and midwives have been pricking the heels of American newborns since the late 1960s, collecting drops of blood to be screened for inherited diseases. Utah tests for 38 conditions that are treatable but potentially devastating if not promptly detected. With some disorders, small delays can result in lasting brain damage or death. Yet delays are common and largely a problem of hospitals and ...

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State highlights: States scramble to change newborn screening programs; obesity rate flat; New York hospital charges ... Fri, 13 Dec 2013 00:14:08 GMT States across the country are making significant changes to their newborn screening programs after a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel investigation found that thousands of hospitals were sending babies' blood samples late to state labs that test for rare yet deadly genetic disorders. From keeping labs open on weekends to identifying problem hospitals and providing them with regular performance reports ...

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A quicker delivery of baby data Thu, 12 Dec 2013 22:27:35 GMT Albany The state lab that tests newborns' blood for genetic diseases will change the way it reports transit times to hospitals. The move follows articles in the Times Union and other publications that showed many blood samples took more than the state-mandated two-day limit to get from maternity centers to the Wadsworth Center laboratories at the Empire State Plaza. Beginning in January, the ...

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States moving quickly to end delays in newborn screening programs Wed, 11 Dec 2013 19:24:04 GMT States across the country are making significant changes to their newborn screening programs after a Journal Sentinel investigation that found deadly delays.

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Infants At Risk Due To Blood-Test Delays Mon, 9 Dec 2013 17:34:35 GMT Delays in processing blood screening samples for newborns could be putting millions of infants at risk for disabilities or even death. Guest host Celeste Headlee talks with Ellen Gabler of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, who investigated the screening track records of hospitals around the country.

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Infants At Risk Due To Blood Tests Delays Mon, 9 Dec 2013 09:37:27 GMT Delays in processing blood screening samples for newborns could be putting millions of infants at risk for disabilities or even death. Guest host Celeste Headlee talks with Ellen Gabler of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel who investigated the screening track records of hospitals around the country.

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Infant test delays risky Sun, 8 Dec 2013 22:41:21 GMT [...] a few days' wait in testing would make little difference for most of the 45 diseases the state screens for, doctors said. The March of Dimes, the national advocacy group that promotes infant health, advises hospitals to get newborn blood samples to labs within 24 hours of collection, as recommended by the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute, a nonprofit that supports laboratory ...

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Westboro native, saved by newborn screening 22 years ago, to speak at event marking medical milestone Sun, 8 Dec 2013 15:37:14 GMT Full of wonder and joy with a newborn baby, parents can sometimes be unaware of what is happening behind the scenes on their child's behalf.

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Blood test lapses endanger babies Sat, 7 Dec 2013 22:00:00 GMT Many of the nation’s hospitals imperil newborn infants’ lives by not getting their blood tests to laboratories fast enough to flag serious illnesses, according to a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel investigation.

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Wisconsin hospitals to get regular reports on newborn screening performance Fri, 6 Dec 2013 22:23:49 GMT Wisconsin hospitals will receive monthly reports that detail how long it took for babies’ blood samples to arrive at the state lab to be tested for deadly disorders.

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Did The NCAA Screw Up Another Player Health Decision? Thu, 5 Dec 2013 08:37:09 GMT As a near universal rule, the NCAA makes bad decisions. So when I heard that the NCAA had recently made a controversial decision pertaining to student-athlete health, a decision that incited the ire of the American Society of Hematology, I reflexively assumed the NCAA had once again screwed up. Now I'm not so sure. Read more...

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Tom Silverstein's NFL pick Wed, 4 Dec 2013 19:11:07 GMT Prediction for Thursday’s game

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Who will win the Marquette-Wisconsin men’s basketball game Saturday? Wed, 4 Dec 2013 18:48:04 GMT States across the country are making significant changes to their newborn screening programs after a Journal Sentinel investigation that found deadly delays.

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The Drill: Trying to keep up with the Joneses Wed, 4 Dec 2013 18:47:39 GMT There can be little doubt after Auburn’s victory over Alabama on Saturday: We are in the golden age of Chris (or Khris) Davises:

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Pedestrians warned after random, possible 'knockout game' attack Wed, 4 Dec 2013 18:23:59 GMT Pedestrians in Milwaukee should stay alert after, police say, a man might have been a victim of the so-called “knockout game.”

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Man electrocuted in burglary identified Wed, 4 Dec 2013 18:08:49 GMT A suspected burglar electrocuted at a north side business was identified Wednesday as Devon Williams, 38, of Milwaukee.

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Milwaukee Police Department fires officer Rodolfo Gomez Jr. Wed, 4 Dec 2013 10:34:03 GMT The detective was at the center of a controversy over duty disability retirement and was dismissed for failure to use restraint.

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Gov. Scott Walker gaining support for plan to sidestep Obamacare Wed, 4 Dec 2013 08:05:52 GMT Gov. Scott Walker wants consumers to be able to sidestep Obamacare’s online insurance market in two important ways — and at least one of his requests could get traction with federal officials.

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"He's a Kid" is not a Diagnosis, Could it be Primary Immunodeficiency? Wed, 4 Dec 2013 06:00:00 GMT NEW YORK, Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Does your pediatrician or family practitioner tell you that your son or daughter "is a kid and all kids get sick"?  It may not be a complete medical diagnosis.  The underlying condition could be a Primary Immunodeficiency (PI), a disorder in which children and adults suffer with unexplained chronic and recurring infections.   When left undiagnosed the ...

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Help Heal the Children Online Auction - in support of Immunodeficiency Canada Tue, 3 Dec 2013 17:02:00 GMT TORONTO , Dec. 3, 2013 /CNW/ - A Canadian National Registered Charity # 87276 0897 RR 0001, is dedicated to saving the lives of children and adults born with a Primary Immunodeficiency (broken immune system).  ...

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Test result delays risk health of newborns Fri, 29 Nov 2013 20:19:54 GMT — Less than 24 hours after Karen and Michael Hidde returned home from the hospital with their newborn son, the baby went quiet. Karen could not wake him.

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David Ellspermann honored Fri, 29 Nov 2013 11:27:15 GMT Even before David Ellspermann took office in 1997 as Marion County's clerk of court, he had been involved with the March of Dimes non-profit charity organization.

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Patients celebrate B.C.'s decision to fund medical foods to protect against brain-threatening disease Thu, 28 Nov 2013 10:09:00 GMT - Access to Kuvan still needed as third component of PKU Comprehensive Brain Protection Strategy - VANCOUVER , Nov. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - Canadian PKU and Allied Disorders (CanPKU) is delighted with the B.C. ...

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Food Between Friends delivers food to the needy Tue, 26 Nov 2013 17:36:43 GMT SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - Volunteers from Food Between Friends are delivered food Tuesday afternoon to low-income families in Clearfield.

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Health Department receiving 87 percent of newborn blood tests late Tue, 26 Nov 2013 15:40:09 GMT LITTLE ROCK (KATV) - When a baby is born in Arkansas, a sample of blood is sent to the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) to analyze for 28 rare disorders.

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How a top investigative team makes its stories stick Tue, 26 Nov 2013 11:59:17 GMT Actually, check that—the Journal Sentinel has one of the most acclaimed watchdog teams in the country, period. The paper’s investigative unit was organized in 2006, not long before the newspaper industry went into a tailspin. Since then the watchdog team has two Pulitzer Prizes to its credit.

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Newborn screening policies get reviews nationwide in response to investigative series Sun, 24 Nov 2013 21:33:44 GMT Hospitals and public health labs across the country are being urged to review their newborn screening policies and procedures in response to a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel investigation that revealed tens of thousands of blood samples from babies across the country are not promptly screened for rare yet deadly disorders.

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No Decision Yet on Automatic CF Screening Sun, 24 Nov 2013 02:31:06 GMT The Minister of Health says discussions are ongoing, but no decision has been made yet about whether the province will start automatically screening newborns for cystic fibrosis.

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Hospital, lab associations push for improved newborn testing procedures Sat, 23 Nov 2013 15:21:43 GMT Hospitals and public health labs across the country are being urged to review their newborn screening policies and procedures in response to a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel investigation.

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Watchdog report: Delays can hinder newborn screening Sat, 23 Nov 2013 13:43:30 GMT No Rochester area hospital consistently hits state's 48-hour rule for genetic tests.

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Cordlife launches MetaScreen Metabolic Screening Service Fri, 22 Nov 2013 00:52:32 GMT New service MetaScreen allows detection of as many as 110 metabolic disorders from urine samples.

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Investigation Shows Iowa Performs Well in Newborn Screening Speed Wed, 20 Nov 2013 19:27:46 GMT CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - A nationwide investigation into delays in state-run newborn screening programs places Iowa among the top performers when it comes to prompt testing of infant blood work.

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Iowa performs newborn testing rapidly, nationwide investigation shows Wed, 20 Nov 2013 12:58:12 GMT A nationwide investigation into delays in state-run newborn screening programs places Iowa among the top performers when it comes to prompt testing of infant blood work.

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State Debate: Faulty credit reports, Scott Walker's likely OK of Indian mascot bill, lead the debate Wed, 20 Nov 2013 06:49:00 GMT A daily roundup of interesting newspaper editorials and blog posts from around Madison and Wisconsin.

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Maternal care should start well before pregnancy Wed, 20 Nov 2013 06:16:00 GMT Mother and child health focus of new campaign in Abu Dhabi

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Many primary care pediatricians feel uncomfortable in providing care to patients with genetic disorders Wed, 20 Nov 2013 00:55:01 GMT Many primary care pediatricians say they feel uncomfortable providing health care to patients with genetic disorders. Also, many do not consistently discuss all risks and benefits of genetic tests with patients, according to research published today in the American Journal of Medical Genetics.

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‘Newborn screening helps in detection of metabolic disorders’ Tue, 19 Nov 2013 19:11:12 GMT These disorders affect children mainly during the neonatal period, infancy and ages under five years

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Many Pediatricians Uncomfortable Providing Care To Kids With Genetic Conditions, Finds University Of Michigan's C.S ... Tue, 19 Nov 2013 10:09:00 GMT New study finds general physicians order few genetic tests, don't always discuss risks and benefits; take limited family histories ANN ARBOR, Mich., Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Many primary care pediatricians say they feel uncomfortable providing health care to patients with genetic disorders.  Also, many do not consistently discuss all risks and benefits of genetic tests with ...

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Many pediatricians uncomfortable providing care to kids with genetic conditions Tue, 19 Nov 2013 09:38:19 GMT Many primary care pediatricians say they feel uncomfortable providing health care to patients with genetic disorders. Also, many do not consistently discuss all risks and benefits of genetic tests with patients, according to research published today in the American Journal of Medical Genetics.

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ACMG Lands $12.5M for Newborn Screening Research Resource Center Tue, 19 Nov 2013 07:51:02 GMT Full-text access for registered users only. Existing users login here . New to GenomeWeb? Register here quickly for free access.

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State Enacts Newborn Screening Tue, 19 Nov 2013 05:11:10 GMT This year, New York State enacted a law that requires birthing facilities across the state to test newborns for congenital heart defects through the use of pulse oximetry. Pulse oximetry is an inexpensive and non-invasive test that measures a baby's blood oxygenation levels. This law will help ensure that infants are screened before they leave the hospital. I was pleased be a sponsor of this ...

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Global Polio Study Begins Mon, 18 Nov 2013 06:00:00 GMT NEW YORK, Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- An unprecedented surveillance study launches today to contribute to global polio eradication efforts.  Recent outbreaks of Polio in Israel, Syria, Kenya, South Sudan, ...

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News & Events Thu, 14 Nov 2013 08:01:12 GMT Lawrence C. Brody, Ph.D., a pioneering genetics and genomics researcher, has been selected to be the first director of the newly established Division of Genomics and Society at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI). Dr. Brody is currently chief of the Genome Technology Branch within NHGRI’s intramural research program, and the chief scientific officer of the trans-NIH Center for ...

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"Berlin Declaration" Mandates Newborn Screening Globally Thu, 14 Nov 2013 06:00:00 GMT NEW YORK, Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 212 world renowned experts in Primary Immunodeficiency from 78 countries signed a "Berlin Declaration" calling for global implementation of newborn screening for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID), at the recently convened Berlin Summit organized by the Jeffrey Modell Foundation.     The meeting brought together physicians from the Jeffrey ...

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DNA sequencing: how much do you want to know about your health future? Tue, 5 Nov 2013 12:19:47 GMT Join us for a live chat with with Dr Robert Darnell, president of the New York Genome Center, where we'll examine both sides of the debate surrounding gene sequencing This past July, the New York Genome Center opened its shiny new doors in downtown Manhattan. The massive, sparkling multi-million dollar 21st-century lab is now open for business, sequencing the genomes of sick patients in New York ...

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Ifugao hospital to receive NBS award Tue, 5 Nov 2013 05:34:34 GMT AGUINALDO, Ifugao -- The Aguinaldo People's Hospital was recently chosen by the Newborn Screening Reference Center, National Institute of Health-Philippines and the University of the Philippines as among the recipients of Outstanding Newborn Screening award.

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Quincy family pushes for Illinois newborn screening Mon, 4 Nov 2013 16:06:48 GMT A new law now requires Illinois hospitals to screen for Critical Congenital Heart Disease or CCHD.

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Luminex Corporation Reports Third Quarter 2013 Results Mon, 4 Nov 2013 13:05:00 GMT AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Luminex Corporation (NASDAQ: LMNX) today announced financial and operating results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2013.  Highlights include the following: ...

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Hear and now Sat, 2 Nov 2013 08:11:27 GMT Madison Van Winkle celebrated her first birthday with something new—bilateral cochlear implants.

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International metabolic geneticist brings first-ever PKU treatment guidelines to Canada Thu, 31 Oct 2013 07:00:00 GMT - Leading PKU expert Dr. Jerry Vockley calls for comprehensive access to all treatment options for patients with rare and brain-threatening disorder - EDMONTON , Oct. 31, 2013 /CNW/ - Yesterday, Canadian ...

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OZ Systems Builds on Long-Term Partnership with Children's National Health System Wed, 30 Oct 2013 08:59:00 GMT OZ Systems, a leading provider of public health information systems has built on a long-term information technology partnership with Washington, D.C.-based Children’s National Health System in the development and implementation of a first of its kind web-based, information system for Critical Congenital Heart Disease .

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ASHG Panelists Discuss Interest in Sequencing-based Newborn Screening Mon, 28 Oct 2013 12:36:03 GMT Full-text access for registered users only. Existing users login here . New to GenomeWeb? Register here quickly for free access.

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BHWs oriented on disability in children Mon, 28 Oct 2013 06:04:25 GMT TABUK CITY, Kalinga –- A two-day orientation on “Early Detection, Prevention and Intervention on Disability among Children” was conducted for 70 barangay service providers in the province.

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Hall of Famer Jim Kelly urges Pa. to expand Hannah's Law Mon, 21 Oct 2013 21:12:09 GMT HARRISBURG -- Former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly got a special birthday present on Feb. 14,

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Parents and lawmakers push for expansion of newborn screening in PA Mon, 21 Oct 2013 16:43:14 GMT L awmakers, parents, and an NFL Hall of Famer pushing for expansion of newborn screening in Pennsylvania known as Hannah’s Law. They all gathered at the capitol today to make the case for early screening in newborns for lysosomal storage …

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Bills would mandate hospitals screen newborns for more diseases Mon, 21 Oct 2013 14:54:03 GMT Pa. hospital association opposes the legislation, which has bipartisan support and the backing of former NFL quarterback Jim Kelly. HARRISBURG — The mother in the black "Fight for a Baby" T-shirt carried a spiral notebook detailing her story of heartache to the podium in the Capitol Rotunda.        

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Tests for Newborns Mon, 21 Oct 2013 14:05:41 GMT A letter to the Editor.

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The Tests That Babies Need Mon, 14 Oct 2013 00:44:51 GMT The screening of newborns for inherited and congenital disorders has steadily improved and remains critical to their health.

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Well: The Tests That Babies Need Sun, 13 Oct 2013 21:17:44 GMT The screening of newborns for inherited and congenital disorders has steadily improved and remains critical to their health.        

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Personal Health: The Tests That Babies Need Sun, 13 Oct 2013 21:17:44 GMT The screening of newborns for inherited and congenital disorders has steadily improved and remains critical to their health.        

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New MUSC physician wants to transform treatment of sickle cell disease Sun, 13 Oct 2013 16:08:19 GMT It’s hard to say how many adults suffer from sickle cell disease in South Carolina because the government only starting tracking new cases of the inherited blood disorder in 2000.

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Mapping out baby Sun, 13 Oct 2013 00:31:05 GMT WASHINGTON — Little Amelia Sloan is a pioneer: Shortly after her birth, scientists took drops of the healthy baby's blood to map her genetic code. Amelia is part of a large research project outside the nation's capital that is decoding the DNA of hundreds of infants.

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Newborn screening update on State Board of Health’s October agenda Sat, 12 Oct 2013 19:50:48 GMT Adding the disease, Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID), to the newborn screening panel will be subject to a public hearing before the state Board of Health when it meets Wednesday, Oct. 9 in Olympia.

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Ethical questions abound as DNA baby test looks for adult health risks Sat, 12 Oct 2013 14:18:15 GMT In this photo taken Sept. 24, 2013, Holly Sloan interacts with her baby Amelia at their home in Warrenton, Va. Ameliaís family enrolled in a study that is deciding the DNA of babies, as researchers explore whether gene-mapping one day should become a part of newborn care.

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Michigan approves newborn screening for heart defects: It 'can save lives,' health officials say Wed, 9 Oct 2013 07:24:28 GMT Michigan adds pulse oximetry screening, which looks for signs of critical congenital heart disease, to its newborn screening program.

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98.48 ¥/$ Tue, 8 Oct 2013 22:48:48 GMT WASHINGTON – Little Amelia Sloan is a pioneer: Shortly after her birth, scientists took drops of the healthy baby’s blood to map her genetic code — part of a large research project that is decoding the DNA of hundreds of infants.

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Simple newborn screening are still saving and enhancing babies' lives Tue, 8 Oct 2013 17:25:57 GMT Newborn screening has been available in the United States for 50 years, and it is still saving and enhancing lives.

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U.S. study examines ethical minefield of mapping healthy babies’ genes Tue, 8 Oct 2013 08:40:38 GMT This is the newest frontier in the genetic revolution: How early to peek into someone’s DNA, and how to make use of this health forecast without causing needless worry

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The Practicing Parent: Newborn Heart Test Mon, 7 Oct 2013 17:01:59 GMT A new test which could save a baby's life

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Ethical issues raised as scientists peek into baby genes Mon, 7 Oct 2013 14:33:55 GMT Washington — Little Amelia Sloan is a pioneer: Shortly after her birth, scientists took drops of the healthy baby's blood to map her genetic code.

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Studies test how early in life to peek inside DNA Mon, 7 Oct 2013 11:15:58 GMT Little Amelia Sloan became a pioneer shortly after her birth. The healthy baby is part of a large research project outside the nation's capital that is decoding the DNA of hundreds of infants. New parents ...

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HEALTHBEAT: Ethical questions abound as babies pioneer research into benefits of gene mapping Mon, 7 Oct 2013 09:20:51 GMT WASHINGTON - Little Amelia Sloan became a pioneer shortly after her birth.

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Ethical issues as scientists peek into baby genes Mon, 7 Oct 2013 07:31:14 GMT Little Amelia Sloan is a pioneer: Shortly after her birth, scientists took drops of the healthy baby's blood to map her genetic code. Amelia is part of a large research project outside the nation's capital ...

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Genome sequencing in babies raises ethical questions Mon, 7 Oct 2013 06:48:50 GMT Little Amelia Sloan is a pioneer: Shortly after her birth, scientists took drops of the healthy baby's blood to map her genetic code.

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Ethical issues arise as scientists peek into baby genes Mon, 7 Oct 2013 05:41:23 GMT New parents in a few other cities soon can start signing up for smaller studies to explore if what's called genome sequencing - fully mapping someone's genes to look for health risks - should become a part of newborn care. It's full of ethical challenges.

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HEALTHBEAT: Babies pioneer research into benefits of gene mapping, ethical questions abound Mon, 7 Oct 2013 01:17:19 GMT WASHINGTON — Little Amelia Sloan is a pioneer: Shortly after her birth, scientists took drops of the healthy baby's blood to map her genetic code. Amelia is part of a large research project outside the nation's capital that is decoding the DNA of hundreds of infants.

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Pro Football HOF recognizes Jim Kelly Fri, 4 Oct 2013 05:18:26 GMT The Pro Football Hall of Fame in Pennsylvania is recognizing the former quarterback.

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Maternal screening lags in Iowa as newborn screens continue to save lives Fri, 4 Oct 2013 05:13:53 GMT Ten years ago, on Jan. 4, 2003, Blythe Stanfel gave birth to her first son, Joshua. He was perfect and beautiful and appeared totally healthy. As with other newborns, he underwent the standard tests and screenings in the hospital. Seven days later, Stanfel received a call.

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Oklahoma Celebrates 50 Years of Life-Saving Newborn Screening Thu, 3 Oct 2013 08:43:28 GMT OKLAHOMA- A little can go a long way. Did you know that just a few drops of blood can save...

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Message of President Aquino to the Newborn Screening Society of the Philippines, Inc., October 3, 2013 Wed, 2 Oct 2013 23:02:44 GMT Our pursuit of development is centered on capacity-building, beginning from the empowerment of our people and extending to the advancement of our sectors and institutions. As a primary facet of this campaign, health is among the key areas that your government hopes to transform into a platform of revitalization. May this gathering allow you the tools to foster among our citizens the cycle of ...

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Officials: All Michigan newborns to get heart test Wed, 2 Oct 2013 13:33:50 GMT All newborns in Michigan will be screened for critical congenital heart disease starting next year, health officials announced Wednesday.

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Newborn screening: A few drops of blood can save a baby's life Mon, 30 Sep 2013 01:50:34 GMT Welcoming a new baby to your family can be one of the most exciting and information-overloaded times in your life.

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Newborn Screening and Pompe Disease Update Fri, 27 Sep 2013 14:09:20 GMT Recently, the U.S. Discretionary Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children recommended that Pompe disease be added to the Recommended Uniform Screening Panel.

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MDA's Board Chairman Testifies Before US Senate Subcommittee to Advocate for Newborn Screening Fri, 27 Sep 2013 14:04:47 GMT Three neuromuscular diseases are being considered for inclusion in nationwide screening. (PRWeb September 27, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/9/prweb11173040.htm

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Hamlin knew Kenseth would excel at JGR Fri, 27 Sep 2013 12:36:22 GMT NASCAR Wire Service

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Asia-Pacific NewBorn Screening meeting begins Fri, 27 Sep 2013 06:47:25 GMT New Delhi, Sep 27 (PTI) A three-day 8th Asia Pacific Newborn Screening meeting of the International Society for Neonatal Screening started at AIIMS today.

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Hamlin drums support in DC for kids Fri, 27 Sep 2013 01:07:03 GMT A spokesperson for the March of Dimes, the Joe Gibbs Racing driver was on Capitol Hill to drum up support for the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act.

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Hagan pushing bill for newborn baby health screenings Thu, 26 Sep 2013 18:40:54 GMT Sen. Kay Hagan is moving forward on legislation that would provide medical screening for newborn infants.

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Senators pushing Newborn Screening Saves Lives Act Thu, 26 Sep 2013 17:04:25 GMT In Washington, D.C., Senators are moving forward on legislation that would expand medical screening for newborn infants. The federal effort to reauthorize the "Newborn Screening Saves Lives Act" comes as the State Senate recently passed a bill requiring birthing facilities to screen newborns for heart defects. Our Washington, D.C. bureau reporter Geoff Bennett was at a hearing on the issue and ...

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Senators hear push to renew infant medical screening law Thu, 26 Sep 2013 14:40:56 GMT Joye Mullis of Raleigh, N.C., on Thursday told a Senate hearing about how a screening test for newborns detected a heart problem in her son that could be treated with… Click to Continue »

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Federal funding for newborn screenings set to run out next week Thu, 26 Sep 2013 14:03:05 GMT A North Carolina mother is taking a special fight all the way to Capitol Hill. She told Channel 9 how this testing helped save her own child’s life. Federal funding for newborn screening is set to run out next week. However, lawmakers are preoccupied with the government shutdown. Ethan Mullis is a happy and healthy 4-year-old. When Ethan was a newborn, Raleigh doctors diagnosed him with a ...

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Children's Mercy Hospital Explores Rapid WGS for Newborn Screening, Disease Diagnosis Wed, 25 Sep 2013 07:18:38 GMT Full-text access for premium subscribers only. Existing premium subscribers login here . New to GenomeWeb? Register here quickly.

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New bills aimed at saving babies' lives Tue, 24 Sep 2013 14:38:58 GMT September is National Infant Mortality Awareness Month, and Sen. Kay Hagan is introducing two new bills to help save lives.

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Heart Disease in Infants Mon, 23 Sep 2013 19:07:21 GMT The American College of Cardiology calls for routine newborn screening across the country.

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Newborn Screening: A few drops of blood can save a baby’s life Thu, 19 Sep 2013 10:58:52 GMT Welcoming a new baby to your family can be one of the most exciting and information-overloaded times in your life. But there is one piece of information you need to be sure to ask your baby’s …

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Schumer, Jim Kelly team up to promote newborn screening aid Wed, 18 Sep 2013 22:20:10 GMT If a bill is not reauthorized by Sept. 30, federal funding for newborn screenings could end.

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March of Dimes honors State Health Officer for newborn screening advocacy Wed, 18 Sep 2013 16:14:09 GMT The non-profit organization honored State Health Officer Dr. Donald Williamson Wednesday morning.

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Jim Kelly Pushes for Newborn Screening Aid Wed, 18 Sep 2013 14:37:59 GMT Buffalo, N.Y. - Jim Kelly spent Wednesday in Washington fighting for a cause close to his heart: medical screenings for newborns.

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Jim Kelly asks Congress to support infant screening bill Wed, 18 Sep 2013 13:44:09 GMT Washington, DC - Members of Congress heard from Jim Kelly in Washington today. The former Buffalo Bills quarterback asked a congressional briefing to back the "Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act."

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Jim Kelly pushes newborn screening in DC Wed, 18 Sep 2013 13:21:52 GMT Congressman Chris Collins says he held a briefing in Washington D.C. with Jim Kelly and Hunter?s Hope Foundation.

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Schumer, Jim Kelly Push for Newborn Screening Aid Wed, 18 Sep 2013 12:23:14 GMT ALBANY U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer and Buffalo Bills star Jim Kelly are announcing Wednesday they will be working together to ensure that funding will continue for newborns to be tested for over 40 fatal diseases.

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Newborn screening; a few drops of blood can save a baby’s life Wed, 18 Sep 2013 10:10:07 GMT Welcome to the discussion. Welcome to the discussion.

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Jim Kelly Headed to D.C. to Address Congress Tue, 17 Sep 2013 14:05:32 GMT WASHINGTON, D.C. (WKBW) - Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame Quarterback Jim Kelly is headed to Washington D.C. tomorrow to ask Congress to support a new bill that would bring better newborn screening to hospitals across the country.

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Jim Kelly heads to Capitol Hill Tue, 17 Sep 2013 13:34:26 GMT Jim Kelly will host a briefing on Capitol Hill Wednesday to urge lawmakers to support a bill that would advance newborn screening programs across the country.

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Risk of Stillbirth Higher With Home Births, Study Finds Tue, 17 Sep 2013 09:31:49 GMT A new study finds that home births less safe than hospital births.        

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Newborn Screening Live Blog Tue, 17 Sep 2013 06:32:05 GMT Live blog on newborn screening to support Dr. Besser's tweet chat on the topic.        

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Risk of Stillbirth Is 10 Times Higher for Babies Born at Home, Study Finds Mon, 16 Sep 2013 18:44:20 GMT Home Births Remain Risky, Study Finds

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Newborn Screening Leaders Honored on Capitol Hill Mon, 16 Sep 2013 10:33:33 GMT SILVER SPRING, MD-- - WHO : Hosted by the Association of Public Health Laboratories with the support of our partners WHAT : Following a reception celebrating the many accomplishments of newborn screening ...

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Helen DeVos Children's Hospital doctors, parents celebrate 50 years of newborn screening Mon, 16 Sep 2013 10:14:10 GMT Soon after April Luft birthed her daughter, Evie, she answered a call no parent truly wants to receive.

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Events and Happenings Mon, 16 Sep 2013 07:42:28 GMT The Walk for Every Child, Every Time, Everywhere on Saturday, September 21st, 2013. On the first Friday of every month please visit the Albright-Knox Art Gallery to participate in M&T First Fridays at the Gallery.

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Ultragenyx Announces Positive Data From Retrospective Study of UX007 Triheptanoin in Patients With Long-Chain Fatty ... Mon, 16 Sep 2013 06:17:30 GMT NOVATO, Calif. -- Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc., a biotechnology company, announced the release of positive data from a retrospective protocol-driven medical record review of triheptanoin treatment of ...

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Neenah school district lawsuit ruling Fri, 13 Sep 2013 14:26:10 GMT A lawsuit against the Neenah school district will move forward, but not for everyone involved.

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NASCAR adds Gordon to Chase field Fri, 13 Sep 2013 13:28:52 GMT NASCAR added Jeff Gordon to the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship field Friday, a stunning and unprecedented step.

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No deal for GB daytime homeless shelter Fri, 13 Sep 2013 12:40:50 GMT The future of a daytime homeless resource center in Green Bay is not as certain as it seemed earlier this week.

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Matthews fined for hit on Kaepernick Fri, 13 Sep 2013 12:28:54 GMT The NFL has confirmed to FOX 11 that Packers linebacker Clay Matthews has been fined $15,000 for his hit on 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

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Newborn screening could save lives Fri, 13 Sep 2013 11:25:46 GMT A bill introduced in the Wisconsin Legislature this spring would mandate a newborn screening for congenital heart defects.

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Hearing retesting for Kiwi children Fri, 6 Sep 2013 17:01:13 GMT Children throughout the country could be recalled for hearing tests in the latest fallout from bogus newborn screening checks.        

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Should newborn genetic screening become routine? Fri, 6 Sep 2013 15:56:06 GMT A research team including UC Berkeley computational biologist Steven Brenner has received a $6 million NIH grant to whether it makes sense to implement genetic sequencing as part of, or instead of, the current newborn-screening protocol. The researchers will also look at questions of ethics and public interest.

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Should genome sequencing for newborns be routine? Fri, 6 Sep 2013 15:56:06 GMT A research team including UC Berkeley computational biologist Steven Brenner has received a $6 million NIH grant to whether it makes sense to implement genetic sequencing as part of, or instead of, the current newborn-screening protocol. The researchers will also look at questions of ethics and public interest.

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Ear test flaws force wider checking Fri, 6 Sep 2013 10:22:43 GMT Children nationwide could be recalled for hearing tests in the latest fallout from bogus newborn screening checks.        

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UCSF to receive $4.5M grant to study gene sequencing, detecting disorders in new borns Thu, 5 Sep 2013 22:34:58 GMT UC San Francisco will receive $4.5 million over the next five years for a pilot project to assess whether large-scale gene sequencing aimed at detecting disorders and conditions can and should become a routine part of newborn testing.

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Should babies have their genomes sequenced at birth? Thu, 5 Sep 2013 08:17:15 GMT The US National Institutes of Health will spend $25 million in the next five years to study the pros and cons of sequencing newborn babies' genomes        

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UCSF receives $4.5M to study value of gene sequencing in newborns Thu, 5 Sep 2013 06:20:46 GMT ( University of California - San Francisco ) UC San Francisco will receive $4.5 million over the next five years for a pilot project to assess whether large-scale gene sequencing aimed at detecting disorders and conditions can and should become a routine part of newborn testing.

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Researchers study value of DNA analysis in screening newborns Thu, 5 Sep 2013 05:41:14 GMT The National Institutes of Health is launching an initiative to determine whether sequencing an infant's DNA can improve on the well-established "heel stick" blood test to screen newborns for potentially life-threatening diseases.

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UNC study to explore technology use in screening newborns for genetic conditions Wed, 4 Sep 2013 22:35:09 GMT As the clinical use of genomic testing expands, the practical and ethical considerations of using the technology to screen newborns for genetic conditions will be the focus of a new study undertaken at the University of North Carolina.

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With up to $25M in NIH Funding, Four Pilot Projects Will Test Genome Sequencing in Newborn Screening Wed, 4 Sep 2013 14:03:36 GMT Full-text access for premium subscribers only. Existing premium subscribers login here . New to GenomeWeb? Register here quickly.

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UNC Partners with NIH to Explore Genomic Testing for Newborns Wed, 4 Sep 2013 10:46:33 GMT As the clinical use of genomic testing expands, the practical and ethical considerations of using the technology to screen newborns for genetic conditions will be the focus of a new study undertaken at the University of North Carolina.

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Boston hospitals to launch landmark genome study of newborns Wed, 4 Sep 2013 09:33:46 GMT Hundreds of Boston newborns will be enrolled in a landmark study that will sequence their entire genomes and evaluate the effect of DNA sequencing on their future medical care, and the relationship between the parents, the baby and baby’s pediatrician, Brigham and Women’s and Boston Children’s Hospital announced today.

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NIH Awards up to $25M over Five Years to Teams Testing Genome Sequencing in Newborn Screening Wed, 4 Sep 2013 08:03:26 GMT Full-text access for registered users only. Existing users login here . New to GenomeWeb? Register here quickly for free access.

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NIH program explores the use of genomic sequencing in newborn healthcare Wed, 4 Sep 2013 07:34:14 GMT ( NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute ) Can sequencing newborns' genomes provide useful medical information beyond what current newborn screening already provides? Pilot projects to examine this question are being funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the National Human Genome Research Institute. Awards of $5 million to four ...

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PerkinElmer Offers First Commercially Available Newborn Screen for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency in Europe ... Thu, 29 Aug 2013 05:03:00 GMT PerkinElmer, Inc., a global leader in improving the health and safety of people and the environment, today introduced the first commercially available screening test for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency .

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Levittown baby with fatal disorder inspires newborn screening bill Wed, 28 Aug 2013 15:01:18 GMT HARRISBURG — Just a few months ago, Hannah Ginion began to reach her first milestones as a developing baby.

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Ultragenyx Investigational New Drug Application for UX007 is Active Mon, 26 Aug 2013 06:00:00 GMT NOVATO, Calif. -- Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc. announced today that its Investigational New Drug (IND) application filed for UX007 is now active. UX007 is a substrate replacement therapy intended for ...

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Canada has no national standard for newborn screening. Here’s why it should Mon, 26 Aug 2013 05:58:52 GMT Provincial and territorial disparities in testing methods prompt calls for guidance from a federal authority. Here's how the scene currently looks across the country

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Texas Children's Hospital establishes the Jeffrey Modell Diagnostic & Research Center with a donation from the Jeffrey ... Fri, 23 Aug 2013 08:00:00 GMT HOUSTON, Aug. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A dedication ceremony today at Texas Children's Hospital announced the establishment of the Jeffrey Modell Diagnostic and Research Center with a gift from the Jeffrey Modell Foundation, a global non-profit organization dedicated to primary immunodeficiency (PI) research, physician education, patient support, public awareness, advocacy and newborn ...

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New California Law Mandating Newborn Heart Screenings Saves a Life at Mission Hospital Wed, 21 Aug 2013 06:17:56 GMT MISSION VIEJO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A California law that took effect July 1 requiring heart screening tests for all newborns recently helped save the life of an Orange County baby at Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo. “We’re so very grateful that Mission Hospital did the test because otherwise Carlee might not be alive today,” said Lori Cook, mother of Carlee Cook, who is now five weeks old ...

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'Bubble boy' welcomes new Ontario screening test Tue, 20 Aug 2013 19:26:43 GMT A boy with a rare and treatable "bubble boy" disorder who was saved by a test after his family lost an older sister to the disease is welcoming Ontario's newborn screening announcement for the illness.

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Ontario begins newborn screening for bubble boy disease Tue, 20 Aug 2013 16:29:10 GMT OTTAWA — Seven years after Ethan Peters was diagnosed with fatal but curable genetic disorder as a newborn, the little boy from Niagara is alive, well and medication-free. Ethan’s older sister, Brooklyn, was not so lucky.

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Ontario to start screening babies for so-called 'bubble-boy disease' Tue, 20 Aug 2013 07:27:22 GMT Newborns in Ontario are now among the first in Canada to be screened for Severe Combined Immune Deficiency Syndrome, a genetic disorder often nicknamed “bubble boy disease.”

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Ontario to screen all newborns for rare immune disease Tue, 20 Aug 2013 02:11:13 GMT Newborn screening for severe combined immunodeficiency will allow for early bone marrow transplant

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Forecast confirms budget surplus Mon, 19 Aug 2013 11:26:03 GMT Surplus demonstrates fiscal discipline, Steele

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Media advisory - New life-saving test for babies to launch in Ontario Mon, 19 Aug 2013 06:00:00 GMT OTTAWA , Aug. 19, 2013 /CNW/ - Imagine being able to save a baby's life with a simple test for a deadly illness. Imagine you are a child with the disease who was saved by a test but who lost an older sister ...

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Kin Canada Calls for CF Newborn Screening in Newfoundland Today Thu, 15 Aug 2013 07:30:00 GMT Kin Canada President Penny Lees-Smith: "CF Newborn Screening Saves Lives" ST. JOHN'S , Aug. 15, 2013 /CNW/ - Hundreds of Kinsmen and Kinettes from communities across Canada gathered at Kin Canada's ...

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Sequoia Genetics Begins Clinical Trial of Newborn Screening NGS Test Wed, 14 Aug 2013 09:33:26 GMT Full-text access for premium subscribers only. Existing premium subscribers login here . New to GenomeWeb? Register here quickly.

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Newly Passed California Newborn Screening Law Likely Saved Child’s Life Tue, 13 Aug 2013 16:36:35 GMT One Orange County family is thankful for a screening program that is now required for all newborns in California.

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50 years of newborn screening pays off with healthier Oregon kids Tue, 13 Aug 2013 14:09:08 GMT Since it led the charge in 1963, Oregon's public health lab has tested the blood of 4.7 million infants, nearly 2 million of them Oregonians. It has detected nearly 3,000 metabolic, endocrine or hemoglobin disorders, or cases of cystic fibrosis

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Luminex Divests Newborn Screening Group Citing 'Unpredictable, Burdensome' US Regulatory Process Tue, 13 Aug 2013 13:33:25 GMT Full-text access for premium subscribers only. Existing premium subscribers login here . New to GenomeWeb? Register here quickly.

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Ex-Volusia lawmaker retires from politics Sat, 10 Aug 2013 18:35:28 GMT Sam Bell represented Volusia County in the House from 1974 to 1988, a time when Democrats dominated the Legislature.

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AIISH adds five more wings to cater to health needs Fri, 9 Aug 2013 17:10:27 GMT On its 48th anniversary, All India Institute of Speech and Hearing (AIISH) added five more facilities to address the growing issues on the health front. Human Genetics unit, epidemiology unit, newborn screening program, electrophysiology and neuropsychology labs were dedicated by former Lokayukta Justice NSantosh Hegde at the institute, on Friday. The genetics unit aims to construct pedigrees to ...

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LMNX to Realign Biz, Reduce Headcount - Analyst Blog Fri, 9 Aug 2013 14:46:46 GMT LMNX to Realign Biz, Reduce Headcount - Analyst Blog

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LMNX to Realign Biz, Reduce Headcount Fri, 9 Aug 2013 13:30:03 GMT Luminex has initiated a restructuring plan and cut headcount by 5%.

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Luminex Corporation Announces Corporate Restructuring Actions to Drive Operational Excellence and Improve Focus on MDx ... Wed, 7 Aug 2013 13:05:00 GMT AUSTIN, Texas , Aug. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Luminex Corporation (NASDAQ: LMNX) today announced a restructuring plan focused on its Assay and Related Products ("ARP") Segment's Newborn Screening ...

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Newborn screenings to expand genetic testing Tue, 6 Aug 2013 22:38:00 GMT By the time Aidan Seeger had a bone marrow transplant at age 7, it was too late to reverse the effects of adrenoleukodystrophy, a rare neurological disorder. About 16 of the approximately 250,000 infants tested for the disease next year will likely be diagnosed with it and will be able to get bone marrow transplants in infancy, when the results can make a difference. New York began newborn ...

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Ohio to Screen Newborns for Severe Combined Immune Deficiency Mon, 5 Aug 2013 06:42:00 GMT TOWSON, Md., Aug. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF), the national patient organization for persons with primary immunodeficiency diseases, commends the state of Ohio for their ...

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Family wants sign language on primary curriculum Sun, 4 Aug 2013 18:33:03 GMT The family of a young boy who underwent pioneering surgery to improve his hearing have called on the Government to put sign language on the primary school curriculum.

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State Screening Infants for SCID Sun, 4 Aug 2013 15:25:16 GMT Newborn infants in Ohio will undergo one more screening test before they're released from the hospital. The Ohio Department of Health this past week began screening infants for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Disorder.

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Ohio adds immune disorder to newborn testing Sun, 4 Aug 2013 08:10:20 GMT COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio health authorities have added an immune disorder to the state's newborn screenings. The Ohio Department of Health says screening began July 29 for severe combined immunodeficiency disorder.

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Ohio introduces new testing for newborns Sun, 4 Aug 2013 03:14:36 GMT The Ohio Department of Health has added severe combined immunodeficiency disorder to the list of diseases that all newborns in Ohio are screened for at birth.

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New testing for infants at birth Fri, 2 Aug 2013 15:24:36 GMT COLUMBUS — The Ohio Department of Health has added severe combined immunodeficiency disorder to the list of diseases that all newborns in Ohio are screened for at birth.

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Ohio starts testing for new disease in Ohio's infants Fri, 2 Aug 2013 10:52:08 GMT The Ohio Department of Health announced that it has added severe combined immunodeficiency disorder (SCID) to the list of diseases that all newborns in Ohio are screened for at birth. The ODH laboratory

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Nation Celebrates 50th Anniversary Of First Newborn Screening Test Thu, 1 Aug 2013 11:49:57 GMT March of Dimes Urges Reauthorization of Newborn Screening Saves Lives Act WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Aug. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fifty years ago, a researcher funded by the March of Dimes developed the first newborn screening test.  Today, there are tests for more than 30...

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Critical Congenital Heart Disease screening now required for all newborns in Texas Wed, 31 Jul 2013 11:15:00 GMT Texas Children's Hospital joined 12 birthing facilitiesto develop an educational program to implement early screeningsHOUSTON, July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On February 1, 2013, Texas Children's Hospital began screening all newborns for Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD) as part of the standard newborn screening test in the state of Texas. Congenital heart defects are the most ...

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SAGE Therapeutics Awarded Collaborative NIH Grant to Accelerate Development of New Treatment for Fragile X Syndrome Wed, 31 Jul 2013 05:00:00 GMT SAGE Therapeutics, a neuroscience product-focused company creating novel medicines to treat important central nervous system disorders, today announced that the National Inst

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Newborn screening has been saving lives for 50 years Tue, 30 Jul 2013 08:02:45 GMT New Brunswick, NJ - Five-year-old Casey Romond of Metuchen at a celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of New Jersey's newborn screening, Monday, July 29, 2013, at St. Peter's University Hospital in New Brunswick.

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Come tee it up for children's health Sun, 28 Jul 2013 00:00:00 GMT Members of the Tucson Young Professionals - TYP - are making it their business to see that babies born in Southern Arizona have the glow of good health.

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Next Generation Sequencing: Emerging Clinical Applications and Global Markets Thu, 25 Jul 2013 02:10:00 GMT NEW YORK, July 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:   Next Generation Sequencing: Emerging Clinical Applications and Global ...

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Levittown family wants all newborns screened for rare genetic disease Wed, 24 Jul 2013 06:44:52 GMT At 6 months old, Vicki Pizzullo’s daughter Hannah was diagnosed with a rare and fatal strain of a genetic disorder that affects one in every 100,000 babies. Krabbe has cut the Levittown baby's life ex

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Hope for Hannah Tue, 23 Jul 2013 21:14:52 GMT There’s a sign that greets visitors on the front door of a home in the Farmbrook section of Levittown: “No crying, this is a happy home.”

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Inexpensive Test Is Saving Lives of Infants Mon, 22 Jul 2013 22:44:48 GMT Harry Mudd and Kimberly Jones-Mudd hold their 9-month-old daughter Moria. A pulse oximetry test revealed a heart defect in the infant that was corrected with surgery.

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Kmart and March of Dimes Celebrate Memorable Milestones Sun, 21 Jul 2013 21:01:00 GMT Partnership Has  Improved Health of a Generation of BabiesWHITE PLAINS, N.Y., July 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the March of Dimes celebrates 75 years of its ongoing work to help all babies get a healthy start in life, its No. 1 corporate supporter, Kmart, marks its 30-year commitment to maternal and infant health.(Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130214/DC59689LOGO)This ...

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Sickle Cell Disease Cases Are Increasing Thu, 18 Jul 2013 09:25:36 GMT Basic health interventions may significantly reduce deaths among young children with sickle cell anemia. The illness causes the body to produce sickle or disc shaped red blood cells making it difficult for them to transport oxygen from the lungs. The number of newborns with the inherited blood disease is increasing, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. A new study in PLOS Medicine says by 2050 over ...

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Jeffrey Modell Foundation Hosts First Global Summit in Berlin Thu, 18 Jul 2013 06:00:00 GMT NEW YORK, July 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 200 of the world's leading expert Immunologists from 78 countries, spanning 6 continents, convened in Berlin today for an historic scientific summit on Primary Immunodeficiencies ...

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Sickle Cell Anemia on Rise in Newborns Worldwide Wed, 17 Jul 2013 21:38:39 GMT Title: Sickle Cell Anemia on Rise in Newborns Worldwide Category: Health News Created: 7/16/2013 6:36:00 PM Last Editorial Review: 7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM

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Bataan General Hospital impresses officials Wed, 17 Jul 2013 09:53:44 GMT Health officials from Gabriela Silang Hospital from Vigan City, Ilocos Sur who recently visited the Bataan General Hospital in Balanga City, expressed awe over the high technology, procedures; and its newly constructed buildings and sprawling complex.

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The global burden of sickle cell anemia in young children is increasing Tue, 16 Jul 2013 14:24:00 GMT ( Public Library of Science ) The global burden of sickle cell anemia, a hereditary blood disorder, is increasing, with almost half a million babies estimated to be born with the condition in 2050, according to a study published in this week's PLOS Medicine.

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Inexpensive test is saving infant lives Mon, 15 Jul 2013 19:45:00 GMT PHILADELPHIA — At birth in September, Moriah Mudd seemed strong and healthy. Her physical exam by a pediatrician at Riddle Hospital was completely normal.

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N.J. study finds screening infants for heart defects is effective Mon, 15 Jul 2013 08:54:43 GMT In the first nine months after the state required newborns to be tested for heart problems, three infants with critical congenital heart defects — and 17 with other serious conditions that would not have been diagnosed otherwise — were reported to the New Jersey Birth Defects Registry.

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Wisconsin infant-screening program helps detect rare diseases for early intervention Fri, 12 Jul 2013 11:09:31 GMT When Tylee Daniels' daughter Tatiana was born at St. Joseph's Hospital in Milwaukee nearly two years ago, mom knew something was wrong. "Tatiana was just making these weird little sounds," said Daniels, 32, who already had six boys. "The nurse said tha...

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Ultragenyx Gains Worldwide Rights for Triheptanoin Thu, 11 Jul 2013 06:00:00 GMT NOVATO, Calif. -- Ultragenyx announced that it has expanded its exclusive license from Baylor Research Institute (BRI) in Dallas, Texas, to develop and commercialize triheptanoin outside of North America. ...

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Newborn screening yet to catch up Thu, 11 Jul 2013 00:37:16 GMT Awareness level is said to be low even among doctors in small cities

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Tallahassee Infant Receives Cochlear Implants [GALLERY] Wed, 10 Jul 2013 16:26:25 GMT Six month old undergoes surgery, awaiting activation of "bionic ear"

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UW-Madison lab celebrates nation's 50 years of newborn screening Wed, 10 Jul 2013 14:00:00 GMT The lab that does the testing, UW-Madison’s Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene, is holding an open house Friday to celebrate the national 50th anniversary of newborn screening and highlight Wisconsin’s contributions to the field.

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Early, late first exposure to solid food appears associated with development of Type 1 diabetes Tue, 9 Jul 2013 11:53:18 GMT Both an early and late first exposure to solid food for infants appears to be associated with the development of Type 1 diabetes mellitus, according to a new study.

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Just a few drops of blood can save a baby’s life: Celebrating 50 years of newborn screening Tue, 9 Jul 2013 07:17:54 GMT Every day, the hopes and dreams of hundreds of new parents pass through the capable hands of approximately 20 people they will probably never meet on the fourth floor of a UW-Madison campus building they will probably never visit.

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Breast-feeding rates largely depend on hospital where a woman gives birth Sun, 7 Jul 2013 00:10:44 GMT Whether a mother breast-feeds exclusively during the first two days of her baby's life largely depends on the hospital in which she gives birth, a review by this newspaper of data from the California Department of Public Health shows.

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A Map of Public Health Genomics Initiatives Tue, 25 Jun 2013 09:18:45 GMT The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has put together a state-level map of public health genomics efforts.

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Utah now screening infants for ‘boy in the bubble’ syndrome Sun, 23 Jun 2013 00:13:07 GMT Utah now screening infants for ‘boy in the bubble’ syndrome by Kirsten Stewart The Salt Lake Tribune Published Jun 23, 2013 09:39PM MDT Emily Heaps isn’t happy with the upgrade to her cochlear implant. “I hate it. My voice sounds different,” she tells the doctor, who assures her that in time, perhaps over ice cream, she’ll get used to the new sound processor. Hearing loss and a stubborn streak ...

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Newborn Screening and Neuromuscular Disease Fri, 21 Jun 2013 06:30:48 GMT As diagnosis and treatment protocols become more advanced, newborn screening will likely become increasingly possible for neuromuscular disease. As these advances are made, ethical and practical decisions regarding newborn screening for neuromuscular disease will need to be made.

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BioMarin Initiates Phase 3 Trial for PEG-PAL for the Treatment of PKU Wed, 5 Jun 2013 03:00:00 GMT SAN RAFAEL, Calif. -- BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. announced today that it has initiated the Phase 3 program for PEG-PAL (PEGylated recombinant Phenylalanine Ammonia Lyase) for the treatment of phenylketonuria ...

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$300K+ raised during Shodair Children's Hospital annual telethon Tue, 4 Jun 2013 18:56:26 GMT HELENA - Shodair Children's Hospital raised more than $300,000 over the weekend during its annual telethon fundraiser.

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New Jersey Governor Christie Receives High Honor From APHL Tue, 4 Jun 2013 08:35:43 GMT The Association of Public Health Laboratories is pleased to honor New Jersey Governor Christopher Christie with its Champion of the Public Health Laboratory Award. Governor Christie has demonstrated a ...

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Bill's Kelly says he has jaw cancer, to have surgery Friday Mon, 3 Jun 2013 09:15:37 GMT BUFFALO, N.Y., June 3 (UPI) -- Jim Kelly, the coach of the Buffalo Bills, announced Monday he has been diagnosed with cancer of the jaw but is optimistic about recovery.

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Morningstar boosts estimates for BioMarin stock Mon, 3 Jun 2013 06:02:53 GMT Chicago-based investment adviser Morningstar has increased its fair value estimates for BioMarin (Nasdaq: BRMN) stock to $71 per share from $59. After reassessing its long-term growth assumptions about BioMarin, the report ... Read more »

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A breath of hope for Ethan: Alberni baby battles CF Fri, 31 May 2013 23:43:22 GMT Port Alberni family's world turns upside down as baby is diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, a common but fatal genetic disease.

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Over 700 Moms-to-be Sing with Marcelito Pomoy at ‘DZMM Buntis Congress’ Fri, 31 May 2013 21:59:47 GMT Recording artist and “Pilipinas Got Talent” season two grand winner, Marcelito Pomoy wowed over 700 pregnant women as he performed his unique talent in singing duets in DZMM’s 11th “Buntis Congress,” where future moms jived and sang with him at SM Megatrade Hall 1 recently. Celebrity mom and DZMM anchor Maricel Laxa, meanwhile, gave tips [...]

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Newborn Screening Leader from UMass Medical School Receives Prestigious Award Thu, 30 May 2013 12:38:00 GMT Anne Marie Comeau, Ph.D., deputy director of the New England Newborn Screening Program and professor in UMass Medical School’s Department of Pediatrics has been awarded the 2013 Ha

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Masimo Renews $1,000,000 Guarantee that Masimo SET® Will Outperform All Covidien Nellcor™ Pulse Oximeters Thu, 30 May 2013 08:44:00 GMT IRVINE, Calif., May 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --  Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI), the inventor of measure-through motion and low perfusion pulse oximetry today renewed its $1,000,000 (USD) guarantee that Masimo SET ...

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London audiologist restores youngster's hearing Wed, 29 May 2013 12:17:49 GMT Lexi Wood’s family could only imagine what would happen on that life-changing day in a London audiologist office in April 2012.

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InPlay from Briefing.com Tue, 28 May 2013 06:13:38 GMT InPlay from Briefing.com

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Covidien Nellcor™ Pulse Oximeters Receive FDA 510 Clearance with Labeling for Use in Newborn Screening for Critical ... Tue, 28 May 2013 05:00:00 GMT Every year, nearly 7,200 infants are born in the United States with a Critical Congenital Heart Disease .1 It is a condition that is often easily detectable and, when discove

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Learning from love and loss Thu, 23 May 2013 18:48:35 GMT Love, loss and learning to live again were the focus for one Central Coast family and their circle of friends over Mother’s Day weekend. Helping other families avoid the kind of suffering they’ve endured is their focus every day.

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Square 1 Bank Announces Credit Facility to Advanced Liquid Logic Wed, 22 May 2013 07:00:00 GMT Square 1 Bank, the premier banking partner to entrepreneurs and the venture capital community, announced today it has provided a term loan and revolving line of credit to new client Advanced Liquid Logic, Inc., a life science technology company providing unique workflow solutions to laboratories and clinics.

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Why Justine opts for difficult diet Sun, 19 May 2013 16:37:46 GMT MYRTLEFORD woman urged testing for rare disorder PKU.

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Why Justine opts for a very difficult diet Sun, 19 May 2013 13:42:46 GMT ONE prick of the heel as a newborn saved Justine Inglis’ life.

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Pulse Oximetry Screening for Newborns a Reality in North Carolina Fri, 17 May 2013 08:41:40 GMT Law Offices of James Scott Farrin Vice President and Daughter Work Together to Make a Difference (PRWeb May 17, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/5/prweb10744817.htm

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House Adjourned Fri, 17 May 2013 02:10:19 GMT The House of Assembly has adjourned until the Fall, sending MHA's back to their districts for the Summer after just 35 sitting days. Pointing to the "disastrous" budget, Opposition parties agree this was not a good session for the people of Newfoundland and Labrador. VOCM's Danielle Barron reports.

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Dr. Prashant Solanki Malhotra Appointed in Otolaryngology, Director of the Hearing Program at Nationwide Children's ... Thu, 16 May 2013 10:49:01 GMT Prashant Solanki Malhotra, MD, FAAP, recently was appointed a physician in Otolaryngology and director of the Hearing Program at Nationwide Children's Hospital. Dr. Malhotra, board-certified in Otolaryngology, comes to Nationwide Children's from the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio where he was an associate physician staff member of the Head and Neck Institute and the Pediatric Institute.

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Salisbury family happy with new law on infant testing Wed, 15 May 2013 08:08:25 GMT Gov. Pat McCrory signed legislation requiring pulse oximetry be added to North Carolina’s newborn screening panel on May 8. Pulse oximetry screening, in conjunction with standard screening methods, greatly improves the likelihood of detecting...

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Heel-prick tests for babies help avoid serious problems later in life Mon, 13 May 2013 09:15:28 GMT Newborn screening tests, which are conducted on all newborns nationwide, are the result of decades of advocacy by the March of Dimes and other groups.

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Heel-prick tests: Resources for more information Mon, 13 May 2013 09:15:07 GMT These sites provide more information on the newborn screening program -- commonly know as the heel prick test.

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PKU community declares success on campaign trail for brain-threatening disease Mon, 13 May 2013 08:36:00 GMT - Rare disease group encouraged by bipartisan interest in bringing care in B.C. from "worst to first" - SPARWOOD, BC, May 13, 2013 /CNW/ - Canadian PKU and Allied Disorders (CanPKU) is pleased ...

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Hospitals screening newborns for heart defects Mon, 13 May 2013 04:57:44 GMT A North Carolina law signed on Wednesday requires all hospitals to test newborns for congenital heart problems. / RIK JESSE/GNS ASHEVILLE — Area hospitals will begin screening all newborns for congenital heart defects, testing required in a new state law.

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A Mom's Mission To Get Early Screening For The Disease That Has Devastated Her Son's Life Sun, 12 May 2013 22:21:55 GMT Every few minutes, Jean Kelley touches her son's shoulder or knee as she speaks directly to him.        

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Bill cuts number of tests needed to graduate Fri, 10 May 2013 22:17:41 GMT In classrooms across Texas, teachers and students are counting down the days until summer vacation. In an almost identical countdown here at the Capitol, legislators are marking the days left until th

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Countdown time at the Texas Capitol Thu, 9 May 2013 20:44:18 GMT In classrooms across Texas, teachers and students are counting down the days until summer vacation. In an almost identical countdown here at the Capitol, legislators are marking the days left until th

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Reporters’ Notebook Thu, 9 May 2013 15:40:16 GMT OLAF FUB SEZ: According to Swiss theologian Karl Barth , born on this date in 1886, “Laughter is the closest thing to the grace of God.” WHISTLE STOP – Saturday is National Train Day, and to celebrate, the Western New York Railway Historical Society is setting up a display outside the main dining room at Amberleigh Retirement Community, 2330 Maple Road, Amherst, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., featuring ...

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New Heart Screening For Newborns Thu, 9 May 2013 10:00:41 GMT JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri lawmakers have voted to mandate another health screening for newborn babies.

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Mo. bill to mandate newborn heart screening Thu, 9 May 2013 07:59:17 GMT JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers have voted to mandate another health screening for newborn babies.

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Missouri bill to mandate newborn heart screening Thu, 9 May 2013 06:24:28 GMT The new mandate would begin for babies born in Missouri in 2014. Read more

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Babies deserve better than Canada’s lamentable screening record Wed, 8 May 2013 16:39:59 GMT Newborn screening for cystic fibrosis is the norm in every developed country except ours

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/ CORRECTION - Newborn Screening Leaders Honored by APHL Wed, 8 May 2013 13:56:47 GMT In the news release, "Newborn Screening Leaders Honored by APHL," issued earlier today by Association of Public Health Laboratories , we are advised by the company that there is a correction ...

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Newborn Screening Leaders Honored by APHL Wed, 8 May 2013 12:02:11 GMT The Association of Public Health Laboratories presented awards to leaders in the field of newborn screening during a ceremony held today at the 2013 Joint Meeting of the Newborn Screening and Genetic Testing ...

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Oh boy, what a way to be born! Mon, 6 May 2013 10:39:42 GMT Have baby, drive back home in a Merc – luxurious birthing centres promise a personalised five-star experience.

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Capital Correspondence Sat, 4 May 2013 21:21:31 GMT Published: Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 19:49 PM. HB172 — Legislative Ethics Commission Procedures: Clarifies the Legislative Ethics Committee’s investigative procedures and makes other technical changes as recommended by the Legislative Ethics Committee. Introduced by Rep. Paul Stam, R-Wake.

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How your legislators voted, April 29-May 3 Sat, 4 May 2013 21:15:27 GMT See how lawmakers representing Southeastern N.C. voted in the state General Assembly.

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Parents, children brave rain for March for Babies Sat, 4 May 2013 17:14:00 GMT KNOXVILLE— Rain didn’t damper the spirits of families who converged on the Civic Coliseum this morning to raise money for healthy babies.

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Neonatal ICU treatments linked to intellectual disabilities in newborns Wed, 1 May 2013 13:17:00 GMT Neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) interventions for babies born very small and early have drastically reduced infant deaths in the United States, but in doing so they've contributed to more intellectual disabilities, according to a new study.

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WestGlen's PSA 1-2-3 Wed, 1 May 2013 12:34:00 GMT WestGlen distributes public service message campaigns on behalf of many non-profit organizations. As part of WestGlen's PSA 1-2-3, the following non-profit organizations have teamed up to distribute a ...

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Speed was a sign hearing screener faked tests Wed, 1 May 2013 10:07:32 GMT A screener who was faking hearing test results for babies at Hutt Hospital was exposed by the speed of her work.

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May is Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month Wed, 1 May 2013 07:57:00 GMT "Raise Your Voice" for CF Newborn Screening in Canada PSA Campaign Launched Today Features Celebrity Patron, Céline Dion TORONTO , May 1, 2013 /CNW/ - Cystic Fibrosis Canada launched a Public ...

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Discovery helps explain how children develop rare, fatal disease Tue, 30 Apr 2013 14:06:04 GMT Biochemistry researchers have published conclusive scientific evidence that the gene ATP7A is essential for the dietary absorption of the nutrient copper. Their work with laboratory mice also provides a greater understanding of how this gene impacts Menkes disease as scientists search for a treatment.

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NICU treatments linked to intellectual disabilities Tue, 30 Apr 2013 10:04:07 GMT By Genevra Pittman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) interventions for babies born very small and early have drastically reduced infant deaths in the United States, but in doing so they've contributed to more intellectual disabilities, according to a new study. Past research has shown such disabilities have been reduced in recent years through vaccines and newborn ...

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Study examines relationship between medical interventions in childhood, increasing prevalence of later ID Tue, 30 Apr 2013 02:13:56 GMT A study by Jeffrey P. Brosco, M.D., Ph.D., of the University of Miami, Florida, and colleagues examines the relationship between medical interventions in early childhood and the increasing prevalence of later intellectual disability.

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Relationship of medical interventions in childhood and prevalence of later intellectual disability Mon, 29 Apr 2013 20:00:38 GMT A new study examines the relationship between medical interventions in early childhood and the increasing prevalence of later intellectual disability.

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Pediatricians recognize some moms-to-be want a home birth Mon, 29 Apr 2013 17:04:13 GMT ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill., April 29 (UPI) -- The safest setting for a child's birth is a hospital or birthing center, but a U.S. pediatricians group says it recognizes some women may desire a home birth.

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Pediatricians on Home Births: Ugh, Fine Mon, 29 Apr 2013 11:13:33 GMT The American Academy of Pediatrics said today that it respects the decision of women to give birth at home -- on the following conditions.        

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Latest Victims of Sequestration are Newborns! JMF Fights for SCID Babies Mon, 29 Apr 2013 06:00:00 GMT NEW YORK, April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Who would have ever thought that sequestration and budget battles would determine whether a precious newborn baby would survive? How is it possible that a "continuing resolution" could actually deprive a newborn baby of "continuing" his or her life? It is exactly what has happened to our innocent newborns, who are victimized by government ...

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Pediatricians Issue New Home-Birth Guidelines — and Rattle Some Midwives Mon, 29 Apr 2013 05:22:33 GMT In general, doctors aren’t thrilled with the idea of home birth. And while less than 1% of U.S. babies are ushered into the world at home, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) decided to collaborate on guidelines they say should govern home births, which are attended mostly by midwives. Many of the recommendations, published in the academy’s journal, Pediatrics, are fairly straightforward ...

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Walkers turn out for March for Babies Sun, 28 Apr 2013 02:22:24 GMT Jennifer Walker was 29 weeks into her pregnancy when her twin sons, Justin and Jonathon, were born prematurely.

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$225 Million in Pentagon Contracts Awarded Thursday Fri, 26 Apr 2013 04:42:21 GMT Winners include CACI, Textron, Tetra Tech, Raytheon, and also PerkinElmer.        

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110+ Health Care Providers Announce Plans To Use Advanced Medical Records Technology To Improve Care For Thousands Of ... Thu, 25 Apr 2013 11:27:00 GMT   DENVER, April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- South Metro Primary Care (SMPC), one of the largest primary care independent practice associations in the Denver metro area, along with their medical management ...

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N.S. adds to infant medical screening Mon, 22 Apr 2013 17:29:44 GMT As announced in the provincial budget, newborns in Nova Scotia will soon be routinely screened for cystic fibrosis, sickle-cell anemia and eight other conditions.

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Jeffrey Modell Foundation joins with 32 countries to launch World Primary Immunodeficiency Week Mon, 22 Apr 2013 06:00:00 GMT NEW YORK, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Jeffrey Modell Foundation, in collaboration with physician experts and patient groups from 32 countries, launched World Primary Immunodeficiency Week beginning today.To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/jeffrey-modell-foundation-joins-with-32-countries-to-launch ...

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Daughter’s birth inspires mother’s work with March of Dimes Sun, 21 Apr 2013 06:00:00 GMT STANLEY — Four months ago, Toni Seidl of Stanley gave birth to a healthy, full-term baby girl named Kylee.

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March for Babies planned Fri, 19 Apr 2013 15:52:59 GMT Michelle Lotts of Staunton says the March of Dimes' work for babies is dear to her heart.

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Newborn screening test can detect genetic disorder Wed, 17 Apr 2013 21:50:49 GMT There's a new test that can help save your baby’s life, and it was developed in Milwaukee.

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U.S. Infant Mortality Rates Finally Dropping Again: Report Wed, 17 Apr 2013 21:31:41 GMT Title: U.S. Infant Mortality Rates Finally Dropping Again: Report Category: Health News Created: 4/17/2013 10:35:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 4/17/2013 12:00:00 AM

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Petition Calls for Newborn CF Screening Mon, 15 Apr 2013 01:41:00 GMT An online petition is calling on the government to implement cystic fibrosis screening for newborn babies.

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March of Dimes Celebrates Salk Vaccine Anniversary and 75 Years of Research and Breakthroughs Fri, 12 Apr 2013 05:00:00 GMT NEW YORK, April 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This date in 1955 will forever be remembered as the day epidemic polio, "the killer, the crippler" disease, began losing its grip, historians say. Today, the March of Dimes celebrates the Salk polio vaccine and other significant research and medical breakthroughs for the health of babies and children over the past 75 years.(Logo: http://photos ...

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Major Symposium on Arsenic Contamination in Food and Water Supplies Wed, 10 Apr 2013 07:40:10 GMT After virtually eliminating arsenic as a useful tool for homicide, science now faces challenges in doing the same for natural sources of this fabled old "inheritance powder" that contaminates water supplies and food, threatening more than 35 million people worldwide.

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Rated “A” Tue, 9 Apr 2013 10:52:08 GMT 'A' is for Autism, Awareness, and Acceptance. When my son was first diagnosed with autism in 1995, nobody in Davao City could tell us what Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) was all about.

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DOH awards 2 Iloilo businesses as healthy workplace Sat, 6 Apr 2013 14:03:03 GMT Advance Options Attach image:  No THE Department of Health (DOH) regional office in Iloilo City has awarded two business enterprises here as Healthy Places regional winners in the highly urbanized city category. The private businesses are the Tagbak Bus Terminal in Jaro district, Iloilo that was recognized as Healthy Bus Station in Western Visayas, and the Philippine Foremost Milling Corp. in ...

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Annual ‘Jeans Day’ to recognize genetic disorder Fri, 5 Apr 2013 22:14:55 GMT HUNTSVILLE — On Dec. 1, 2012, the state of Texas implemented newborn screening for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Disorder, the most deadly of the Primary Immune Deficiency Diseases, as well as 28 different life-threatening diseases that can affect babies.

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Hospital Anniversary Fri, 5 Apr 2013 12:11:18 GMT MANILA, Philippines --- The Novaliches General Hospital, headed by its Medical Director Dr. Ferdinand Tan, an ophthalmologist, is celebrating its 15th Foundation Day on April 6. Highlight of the celebration is a thanksgiving mass at 7 a.m., followed by the blessing of the newly expanded 4th floor, renovated hospital lobby, administrative office, and newly installed elevator.

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The Importance of Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Defects Wed, 3 Apr 2013 11:54:14 GMT Some babies born with a heart defect appear healthy at first and can be sent home with their families before their heart defect is detected. It is estimated that about 300 infants with an unrecognized CCHD are discharged each year from newborn nurseries in the United States.

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What are critical congenital heart defects? Wed, 3 Apr 2013 11:53:45 GMT The seven defects classified as critical congenital heart defects (CCHDs) are hypoplastic left heart syndrome, pulmonary atresia (with intact septum), tetralogy of Fallot, total anomalous pulmonary venous return, transposition of the great arteries, tricuspid atresia, and truncus arteriosus.

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March of Dimes® Launches 2013 imbornto® Campaign With Help From Partners Nationwide Tue, 2 Apr 2013 04:30:00 GMT Every baby is born to do something great, but first they have to be born strong and healthy. That’s the powerful truth that the March of Dimes 2013 imbornto campaign is designed to celebrate, continuing the organization’s 75 years of research, education, vaccines and breakthroughs.

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State marks 50 years of newborn screening Mon, 1 Apr 2013 04:53:00 GMT The Delaware Division of Public Health is celebrating 50 years of the newborn screening program by hosting an exhibit highlighting how screenings save lives.

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New President-Elect and Directors Elected to the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics Board of ... Thu, 28 Mar 2013 08:11:00 GMT BETHESDA, Md., March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) recently announced that six new directors have been elected to its Board.  The Board of Directors are active participants in serving as advocates for the ACMG and for advancing its policies and programs."It's a momentous time in medical genetics and genomics.  We are excited to ...

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Deafness in children: Diagnosis, treatment and support Thu, 28 Mar 2013 06:41:16 GMT Deafness affects round 840 babies born in the UK every year. Newborn screening means doctors can now diagnose the condition much earlier, but what treatments are available? And how can families help their children cope? Read on for Doctissimo’s guide to diagnosis, treatment and support for deaf children.

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Mo. Senate endorses heart test for newborns Wed, 27 Mar 2013 13:42:22 GMT JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Missouri Senate has given initial approval to a bill that would require newborn screenings for congenital heart disease. The bill known as "Chloe's Law" would mandate the screening before newborns are discharged from the hospital. Sponsoring Republican Sen. Dan Brown, of Rolla, says many hospitals already do the screenings but his bill would make sure they are ...

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Mo. House approves newborn heart-screening measure Wed, 27 Mar 2013 12:19:06 GMT The Missouri Senate has given initial approval to a bill that would require newborn screenings for congenital heart disease.

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Senate Approves Bill For Newborn Screenings Wed, 27 Mar 2013 11:45:00 GMT Requires Screenings For Congenital Heart Disease

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Missouri Senate endorses heart test for newborns Wed, 27 Mar 2013 10:44:37 GMT The Missouri Senate has given initial approval to a bill that would require newborn screenings for congenital heart disease.

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Reilly ‘uneasy’ on loss of bio-bank Mon, 25 Mar 2013 19:39:56 GMT Health Minister James Reilly says he feels “very uneasy” about the HSE’s plan to destroy newborn screening cards.

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Law proposed for lifesaving newborn screening Fri, 22 Mar 2013 19:30:43 GMT Law proposed for lifesaving newborn screening

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Fighting for Hope at ACH: Newborn screenings Thu, 21 Mar 2013 05:36:43 GMT Most babies are born healthy. But, there are some babies that look healthy and still have a rare disorder.

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March Of Dimes Presents Prominent Geneticist With Lifetime Achievement Award Wed, 20 Mar 2013 13:00:00 GMT R. Rodney Howell, M.D., Newborn Screening Pioneer, HonoredPHOENIX, March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A geneticist and pediatrician who played a key role in developing the uniform panel of serious disorders for which nearly every baby in the United States now is tested has received the March of Dimes Col. Harland D. Sanders Lifetime Achievement Award in Genetics. R. Rodney Howell, MD ...

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March Of Dimes Discuss Issues With Legislators Tue, 19 Mar 2013 16:34:15 GMT TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)- A group focuses on healthy babies "marched" to the statehouse today. "March of Dimes" staff and volunteers met with legislators to advocate for newborn screening and Medicaid expansion.

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IHF: Newborn screening cards could have genetic data that saves lives Tue, 12 Mar 2013 20:06:03 GMT A mother whose son died four years ago from sudden cardiac death is backing a campaign by the Irish Heart Foundation to halt the destruction of life-saving blood sample cards.

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Public urged to seek newborn blood samples Tue, 12 Mar 2013 19:30:23 GMT Over a million tests to be destroyed; Could save family of SAD victims, IHF

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IHF in call for heel-prick tests to be saved Tue, 12 Mar 2013 05:40:34 GMT The Irish Heart Foundation has launched a campaign to stop the destruction of heel prick tests for newborn babies carried out between 1984 and 2002.

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How did your state leaders vote? Sun, 10 Mar 2013 10:14:23 GMT How did your state leaders vote?

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Pushing for ALD Newborn Screening Fri, 1 Mar 2013 07:01:03 GMT The push to screen CT newborns to stave off devastating effects of treatable disease is on in Hartford, with help from Branford’s Kelley family.

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Maple Syrup Urine Disease: Saved with just hours to spare, the baby who was diagnosed with a deadly disease after ... Thu, 28 Feb 2013 09:52:00 GMT Habul Khatoon, from Birmingham, was diagnosed with Maple Syrup Urine Disease when she was just eight-days-old thanks to a Sheffield Children's Hospital screening programme.

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Baby screening project saves girl Thu, 28 Feb 2013 05:15:55 GMT A pilot project to screen newborn babies for rare diseases has already helped save a girl's life, say doctors.

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Pioneering screening project saved baby's life Wed, 27 Feb 2013 10:25:53 GMT Sparkbrook five-month-old was just hours from death before tests revealed serious genetic condition

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Genzyme Recognizes International Rare Disease Day with the launch of a new website and the Third Annual Patient ... Wed, 27 Feb 2013 09:41:00 GMT TORONTO , Feb. 27, 2013 /CNW/ - Genzyme , a Sanofi company, today announced its support of International Rare Disease Day with a series of initiatives meant to call attention to rare diseases as an important ...

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Newborn screening improves detection of lethal form of congenital adrenal hyperplasia in girls as well as boys Wed, 27 Feb 2013 09:02:18 GMT Contrary to current belief, routine newborn screening improves the detection of the lethal form of congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) in girls as well as boys, saving lives in both sexes, according to a unique study of CAH during the last 100 years published Online First in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology.

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State all ears to city’s hearing screening model Sun, 24 Feb 2013 21:45:26 GMT The State is likely to adopt the Kochi model for identifying infants with hearing problems and take corrective methods.The Union Health Ministry will be providing funds through the Rastriya...

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Waikato DHB to retest hearing of babies Sun, 24 Feb 2013 14:33:01 GMT About 377 children in Waikato are being recalled for new hearing tests because of the problems with the newborn screening programme.

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PKU families ask Premier to invest in Comprehensive Brain Protection Strategy Sat, 23 Feb 2013 11:00:00 GMT - Funding solution aims to end three-year refusal to provide access to treatment and care - VANCOUVER , Feb. 23, 2013 /CNW/ - After more than three years of being denied access to the care and treatment ...

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New Guidelines Issued for Genetic Screening in Newborns, Children Fri, 22 Feb 2013 21:35:04 GMT Title: New Guidelines Issued for Genetic Screening in Newborns, Children Category: Health News Created: 2/21/2013 12:35:00 PM Last Editorial Review: 2/22/2013 12:00:00 AM

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Waikato DHB to restest hearing of babies Fri, 22 Feb 2013 13:32:04 GMT About 377 children in Waikato are being recalled for new hearing tests because of the problems with the newborn screening programme.

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Experts issue guidelines for gene tests in kids Thu, 21 Feb 2013 11:53:05 GMT NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Groups representing pediatricians and geneticists issued new recommendations on Thursday to provide doctors with guidance about when to test a child's DNA for genetic conditions. The recommendations are the first collaboration between the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics. Neither organization has issued ...

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American Heart Association Focuses on Newborn Screenings for Congenital Heart Defects Thu, 21 Feb 2013 11:00:00 GMT Pulse Oximetry can save lives by detecting heart defects otherwise missedCHICAGO, Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Heart Association (AHA) is focusing its advocacy efforts across the Midwest on the use of pulse oximetry screening ("pulse ox") to detect congenital heart defects in newborns.(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130221/DC64338 )"Pulse ox screening is ...

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New Guidelines on Testing Kids DNA-the Cliff s Notes Version Wed, 20 Feb 2013 21:03:00 GMT New Guidelines on Testing Kids DNA-the Cliff s Notes Version

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1500 children need hearing re-tested after blunders Wed, 20 Feb 2013 18:44:46 GMT More than 1500 Hawke's Bay children will need hearing retests after problems with the newborn screening programme.

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New hearing tests for Hawke's Bay children Wed, 20 Feb 2013 17:02:34 GMT More than 1500 children in Hawke's Bay are being recalled for new hearing tests because of the problems with the newborn screening programme.

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Advocacy Groups Urge Reauthorization of HHS Newborn Screening Committee as Charter Nears Expiration Wed, 20 Feb 2013 12:48:23 GMT Full-text access for registered users only. Existing users login here . New to GenomeWeb? Register here quickly for free access. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg stopped by the new site of the New York Genome Center at 101 Sixth Avenue in Manhattan on Tuesday.

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UP and NIH set policy recommendations on health Wed, 20 Feb 2013 07:54:04 GMT MANILA — Health Secretary Enrique Ona is set to meet researchers and academicians to listen to a set of policy recommendations based on health researches led by the National Institutes of Health (NIH)-University of the Philippines Manila on Feb. 22.

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This year’s goal set at $30,000 Sun, 17 Feb 2013 20:00:59 GMT Once again, area residents will have the opportunity to walk for a good cause. The annual March for Babies is scheduled for April 20, and, as in the past, will start at the University of Pittsburgh at Titusville.

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Veales raising awareness for congenital heart defects Sat, 16 Feb 2013 06:17:21 GMT In a month when people’s thoughts turn to matters of the heart, the Veale family of Washington is raising awareness that the heart matters every day.

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Masimo Continues Its Advocacy on Behalf of Newborns During Congenital Heart Defects Awareness Week Fri, 15 Feb 2013 12:56:00 GMT IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Congenital Heart Defects (CHD) are the leading cause of infant deaths – affecting about 1 in 125 babies. 1,2 In the U.S., one in three infants with a potentially ...

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Should we test for a disease just because we can? Wed, 13 Feb 2013 12:01:11 GMT The Editor of The Suburban sent me a note he’d received from a parent whose child was slowly dying. That child was born unable to make a specific enzyme and so its nervous system will not develop properly.

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Interview: A push for SCID screening for all newborns Mon, 11 Feb 2013 20:10:48 GMT SEATTLE — Before Gov. Chris Gregoire left office, she included money for newborn screening in her final budget. The screening looks for a rare condition called SCID — Severe Combined Immunodeficiency. The condition makes it almost impossible for babies to …

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Lawmaker hopes to save babies by mandating simple newborn screening Mon, 11 Feb 2013 17:45:33 GMT The American Heart Association reports that not all congenital heart defects are detected at infancy.

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AHRQ, CMS announce new children's EHR format Sun, 10 Feb 2013 17:32:08 GMT The benefits of electronic health records (EHRs) may become more widely available to children through an EHR format for children's health care announced today by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

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Tanzania: Sickle Cell Clinics to Examine Patience Everyday Sat, 9 Feb 2013 23:38:55 GMT [Daily News]SICKLE cell patients have every reason to rejoice following the announcement that the Muhimbili National Hospital sickle cell centre will offer service from Monday to Friday.

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U.S. Healthcare: New children’s electronic health record format announced Fri, 8 Feb 2013 13:28:26 GMT Many existing EHR systems are not tailored to capture or process health information about children. The new format allows for child-specific data elements.

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Children's Electronic Health Record Format Announced Fri, 8 Feb 2013 05:58:23 GMT Many existing EHR systems are not tailored to capture or process health information about children. The new format allows for child-specific data elements.

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MDA Awards $13.6 Million in Research Grants Thu, 7 Feb 2013 18:02:23 GMT 44 Projects support new drug development, insights into neuromuscular diseaseTucson, Arizona (PRWEB) February 07, 2013 New drug development, greater understanding of disease processes and more efficient diagnosis of neuromuscular diseases are the focus of the Muscular Dystrophy Association’ s latest round of grants.MDA awarded 44 grants totaling more than $13 million, most of which took effect ...

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Pediatric Endocrinologist Patricia Vuguin, MD, Joins Cohen Children’s Medical Center Thu, 7 Feb 2013 12:02:22 GMT Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York today announced the appointment of Patricia Vuguin, MD, MSc, to the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology – one of seven pediatric specialties that earned Cohen a top 50 ranking in US News & World Report's 2012-13 “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” survey. ...

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Beshear pushes state tax overhaul Thu, 7 Feb 2013 09:53:50 GMT People with local ties were watching and reacting Wednesday as Gov. Steve Beshear laid out plans for Kentucky in his State of the Commonwealth address.

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Department of Health: Newborn screenings turn 50 this year Thu, 7 Feb 2013 00:21:08 GMT LAS CRUCES — Fifty years ago this year, the last Studebaker was produced, AT&T launched the first touch-tone telephone, "Where the Wild Things Are" was first published and Johnny Cash's "Ring of Fire" was at the top of the music charts.

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Annual Eagles Heart Ball to raise money for newborn screening program Wed, 6 Feb 2013 10:26:30 GMT The Gig Harbor Eagles Auxiliary will host its annual Heart Ball on Saturday, a benefit for Mary Bridge Children&#';s Hospital in Tacoma. The event, which will begin with a social hour at 5 p.m. and continue with dinner at 6 p.m. and music and dancing afterward, will raise money for the hospital&#';s infant heart screening program.

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New children's electronic health record format announced Wed, 6 Feb 2013 08:43:00 GMT ROCKVILLE, Md., Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The benefits of electronic health records (EHRs) may become more widely available to children through an EHR format for children's health care announced today by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).Growing use of EHRs continues ...

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Lawmakers advance bill to educate about dangers of prenatal virus Tue, 5 Feb 2013 17:50:07 GMT Rep. Ronda Menlove, R-Garland, has introduced a bill at the state Legislature that would establish a statewide educational...

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Newborn screening could detect heart condition Tue, 5 Feb 2013 07:28:38 GMT Six states, including New Jersey and West Virginia, require the pulse oximetry for newborns, according to the American Heart Association.

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The 5 best children's hospitals Mon, 4 Feb 2013 07:29:37 GMT Parents magazine names the best children's hospitals in the U.S., looking at places that have both cutting-edge technology and a caring, human touch. Whether a child needs a cast for a broken arm or a bioengineered cancer drug, these top hospitals have kids covered.

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BCH offering CCHD newborn screening Fri, 1 Feb 2013 10:47:12 GMT Staff Reports Boone News-Republican   Boone County Hospital’s Family Birth Center has now begun offering screenings for congenital and critical congenital heart disease (CHD and CCHD) to help prevent illness - Continue reading...

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Importance of newborn screening Fri, 1 Feb 2013 09:52:07 GMT EVEN in this times where technology has grown by leaps and bounds, most parents take a complacent if not a resigned accepting attitude to the baby or the newborn, "given to us by God." Frankly, there's nothing wrong with that because it speaks of a grateful, thankful heart because a child is always a bundle of joy not for the parents but to the entire clan. However, sometimes, fate can play a...

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Genomic Nursing Fri, 1 Feb 2013 09:13:24 GMT A special issue of the Journal of Nursing Scholarship looks at how advances in genomics are, and will, affect clinical nursing. "Nurses play a role in creating an infrastructure that supports the delivery of services that utilize genomic information.

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'65 Roses' continues the fight locally against cystic fbrosis Fri, 1 Feb 2013 06:31:50 GMT CADILLAC — Prior to her child being born, Sarah Cowley had limited knowledge about cystic fibrosis. Although she had some background with the disease because of a high school friend who suffered from it, it wasn’t until her son Parker was born that she fully understood it.

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NIH stresses importance of genomics in nursing care in medical literature Fri, 1 Feb 2013 05:29:46 GMT On April 14, 2003 a map of the human genome was completed, ushering in a new era of genetics in medicine with applications that include genetic testing; newborn screening; susceptibility to diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, or psychiatric conditions; screening, diagnosis and monitoring of disease; and treatment planning.

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Nurses at forefront of genomics in healthcare Thu, 31 Jan 2013 21:14:29 GMT ( Wiley ) A special Genomics Issue, including an evidence review by researchers from the National Institutes of Health, published by Wiley in the Journal of Nursing Scholarship on behalf of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, addresses these genetic applications that are essential to advancing nursing knowledge and patient care.

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Nurses at forefront of genomics in health care Thu, 31 Jan 2013 21:14:29 GMT ( Wiley ) A special Genomics Issue, including an evidence review by researchers from the National Institutes of Health, published by Wiley in the Journal of Nursing Scholarship on behalf of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, addresses these genetic applications that are essential to advancing nursing knowledge and patient care.

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More than 2000 babies' hearing tests incorrect - report Thu, 31 Jan 2013 09:07:06 GMT Problems with newborn hearing tests go back as far as 2010.

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Costly test could have prevented flaws Thu, 31 Jan 2013 08:59:02 GMT A test which could have prevented hospital staff - who were checking the hearing of thousands of newborn babies - from screening their own ears was not used because it cost too much.A Ministry of Health report into the scandal,...

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Newborn hearing screeners checked own ears Thu, 31 Jan 2013 08:17:13 GMT Problems with newborn hearing tests go back as far as 2010, a Ministry of Health investigation has found.

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Dayton budget calls for additional $45 million in fees Wed, 30 Jan 2013 10:04:42 GMT Fees would come from many areas of state government.

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Report Highlights Efforts to Lower Child Death Rate Wed, 30 Jan 2013 09:16:11 GMT Contributed

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Four barriers that must fall before the personalized medicine revolution can start Mon, 28 Jan 2013 05:35:08 GMT We are at the dawn of a new age of personalized medicine. Just as Moore’s law transformed computing – and, as a result, all aspects of our professional and personal lives — so, too, will the interpretation of the human genome transform medicine. We are moving from the inefficient and experimental medicine of today towards the [...]

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Texas 1 of 12 states to test newborns for rare immune deficiency disease Thu, 24 Jan 2013 15:39:41 GMT DALLAS –– A mask protects 6-year old Trey Freeman's fragile immune system, which is just 28-days old.  Two days after Christmas, the 6-year-old received a bone marrow transplant for SCID, Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Disease.   SCID is rare, affecting about 1 in 100,000 births, according to  study ordered by the state of Connecticut regarding the disease.   "In the old days it was sort of ...

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Minnesota budget's fine print shows reach of plan Wed, 23 Jan 2013 15:00:17 GMT ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Tucked inside Gov. Mark Dayton's budget are less-heralded changes that would alter how Minnesota residents pay for and interact with their government from cradle to grave.

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Dayton's budget fine print shows reach of plan Wed, 23 Jan 2013 12:52:47 GMT ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) --- In the far corners of Gov. Mark Dayton's budget are lesser-heralded changes that would alter how Minnesota residents pay for and interact with their government from cradle to grave. These fine-print details won't provoke the clashes of the governor's controversial sales or income tax plans. But they could dictate how the state tackles childhood obesity, stretches the ...

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Newborn hearing tests unreliable, new research shows Tue, 22 Jan 2013 09:45:08 GMT New research provides further evidence that some babies who pass their newborn hearing tests are found to be deaf or hard of hearing as young kids. Some of those newborns may receive passing grades incorrectly, researchers said, but others can be born with good hearing but develop progressive hearing loss as babies and toddlers.

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Newborn screening misses some deaf kids Mon, 21 Jan 2013 06:44:23 GMT New research provides further evidence that some babies who pass their newborn hearing tests are found to be deaf or hard of hearing as young kids

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US newborn screening test misses some deaf kids: study Sat, 19 Jan 2013 00:27:23 GMT New research provides further evidence that some babies who pass their newborn hearing tests are found to be deaf or hard of hearing as young kids.

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Reuters Health News Summary Fri, 18 Jan 2013 12:58:36 GMT Following is a summary of current health news briefs. Is driving OK with certain age-related blind spots? NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Elderly people with a certaintype of blind spot were less likely to see pedestrians in timeto avoid hitting them in a driving simulator, according to anew study. "In the UK and parts of Europe, in order to have alicense, you need to be tested for central blind ...

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Newborn screening misses some deaf kids: study Fri, 18 Jan 2013 07:24:34 GMT NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - New research provides further evidence that some babies who pass their newborn hearing tests are found to be deaf or hard of hearing as young kids. Some of those newborns may receive passing grades incorrectly, researchers said, but others can be born with good hearing but develop progressive hearing loss as babies and toddlers. "A parent or a physician may think, ‘Oh ...

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Top 5 things to know in the Chattanooga area today Wed, 16 Jan 2013 05:16:54 GMT Finally, the rain should stop today, but don't get too excited. The precipitation should return Thursday. And in between, the flood conditions aren't going anywhere.

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A caring place: Chattanooga's Orange Grove Center marks its 60th anniversary Tue, 15 Jan 2013 21:04:01 GMT People told them to toss their kids aside. Institutions were better places for them, school officials and doctors would say.

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Irkutsk area will receive more than 1.3 billion roubles for the national project “health” Mon, 14 Jan 2013 20:28:54 GMT Within the framework of the priority national project “health” in the year 2013 will Priangarie subsidies worth more than 1.3 billion rubles. The Governor of the Irkutsk region Sergey Eroŝenko , reporter BakuToday 15 January at his press-service.

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New California Laws for 2013 Mon, 14 Jan 2013 10:18:08 GMT Part 12 in our ongoing series highlighting the new California laws for 2013.

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Panel wants focus on curbing prescription abuse Thu, 10 Jan 2013 17:40:38 GMT RALEIGH — A panel says North Carolina legislators and Gov. Pat McCrory should look at ways to curb prescription drug abuse so deaths among youths can be prevented.

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NC panel wants focus on curbing prescription abuse Thu, 10 Jan 2013 12:43:38 GMT A panel says North Carolina legislators and Gov. Pat McCrory should look at ways to curb prescription drug abuse so deaths among youths can be prevented.

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Ultragenyx Announces In-Licensing of Clinical-Stage Product Triheptanoin for Treatment of Long-Chain Fatty Acid ... Thu, 10 Jan 2013 06:00:00 GMT NOVATO, Calif. -- Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc., a biotechnology company focused on the development of treatments for rare and ultra-rare genetic disorders, announced that it has in-licensed rights for ...

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Subscribe to: Tue, 8 Jan 2013 14:27:28 GMT OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) named Larry Weatherford Public Affairs Specialist. Weatherford previously served as communications officer for the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

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The State of It Mon, 7 Jan 2013 09:18:34 GMT It's been a little more than 15 years since the kickoff of public health genomics , writes Muin Khoury, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Office of Public Health Genomics, at the Genomics and Health Impact Blog. With technological improvements in whole-genome sequencing, it is increasingly being applied to detect and control infectious disease outbreaks as well as ...

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Newborn Screening: 50 Years of Saving Babies' Lives Fri, 4 Jan 2013 12:21:14 GMT The Association of Public Health Laboratories announces a campaign celebrating the 50th anniversary of newborn screening, a public health program that saves or improves the lives of over 12,000 babies ...

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Newborns undergo tests to identify disorders Thu, 3 Jan 2013 20:00:00 GMT Noelani Lasley let out a shrill cry as phlebotomist Holly Petzoldt pricked her tiny foot in a second-floor laboratory at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center and held it against a white card.

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Repligen Announces Licensing Agreement with Pfizer for Spinal Muscular Atrophy Program Thu, 3 Jan 2013 04:30:00 GMT Repligen Corporation announced today that it has entered into an exclusive worldwide licensing agreement with Pfizer Inc. to advance Repligen’s spinal muscular atrophy program, originally in-licensed from Families of SMA .

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Healthy Kids: Newborn screening for congenital heart disease Wed, 2 Jan 2013 22:15:00 GMT When a baby arrives in this world, the last thing a parent wants to hear is there may be a medical problem. In many cases, however, the earlier a problem is diagnosed, the better the treatment options and outcome.

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From Polio To Prematurity: March Of Dimes Celebrates 75 Years Of Life-Saving Achievements Thu, 27 Dec 2012 21:01:00 GMT WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. , Dec. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- March of Dimes, the leading non-profit organization for maternal and infant health, will celebrate its 75th anniversary in 2013 and its ongoing work to ...

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First Baby Of 2013 Has Great Expectations Wed, 26 Dec 2012 21:01:00 GMT March of Dimes Celebrates 75 Years of Healthy BirthsWHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Dec. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Babies born in 2013 have a better chance for a long and healthy life than earlier generations, thanks to 75 years of health advances, made possible in part by the March of Dimes. The March of Dimes says babies born next year will live longer and are less likely to have a birth defect ...

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Early testing can be lifesaver Mon, 24 Dec 2012 04:49:32 GMT IOWA CITY — One-day-old Gabriel Hernandez-Perez barely let out a whimper as a few drops of blood were drawn from his heel. While the blood draws might unnerve a parent — even more so than the tiny patients — for most, they provide peace of mind. “I’m just a big believer in testing,” said Gabriel’s [...]

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Sunday Mercury gives half a million to help Midland kids breathe more easily Sun, 23 Dec 2012 00:07:27 GMT The Sunday Mercury’s Give A Child Health Fund, which celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2013, is donating £500,000 to help DOUBLE the number of children who can be treated for lung problems at Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

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Genetic defect causing fragile X-related disorders more common than thought Thu, 20 Dec 2012 16:30:12 GMT ( University of California - Davis Health System ) A single genetic defect on the X chromosome that can result in a wide array of conditions -- from learning and emotional difficulties to primary ovarian insufficiency in women and tremors in middle-aged men -- occurs at a much greater frequency than previously thought, research led by the UC Davis MIND Institute has found.

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Newborn baby screening for fragile X syndrome Thu, 20 Dec 2012 16:30:01 GMT A study into newborn screening for fragile X syndrome demonstrates that testing for mutations in the gene FMR1 can be done on a large scale. The research, published in BioMed Central's open access journal Genome Medicine, shows that the number of carrier babies who carry the form of the gene known as the "premutation" is higher than previously estimated.

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Parents of deaf child glad she was retested Thu, 20 Dec 2012 08:07:37 GMT She laughs, crawls and gurgles like other 1-year-olds, but Addison Blundell cannot speak or hear a word.

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From a Small Bit of Blood, Questions Arise Wed, 19 Dec 2012 08:48:34 GMT Newborns in the United States are routinely tested for certain conditions including metabolic and other disorders, and with advances in whole-genome sequencing, researchers and others wonder whether that approach will soon be incorporated into newborn screening programs to detect an even greater range of diseases.

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Babies will have hearing re-tested Tue, 18 Dec 2012 15:36:50 GMT The Ministry of Health has discovered problems with the newborn hearing screening programme, forcing babies to return to hospital for testing.

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Babies recalled over hearing test 'irregularities' Tue, 18 Dec 2012 12:47:24 GMT Up to 2000 babies have been recalled to hospital to have their hearing checked after the Ministry of Health discovered "irregularities" in its national newborn screening programme. read more

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PKU family thrives Tue, 18 Dec 2012 09:37:31 GMT The Watkin family. Back: Charlene, Roman, Mary and Charles. Front: Charleze, Charlotte and James. (CNA photo by BAILEY POOLMAN)

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Hearing test scandal: Babies recalled to hospital Tue, 18 Dec 2012 09:25:56 GMT Up to 2000 babies have been recalled to hospital to have their hearing checked after the Ministry of Health discovered "irregularities" in its national newborn screening programme.One of the babies recalled, a 10-month-old boy,...

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Baby hearing test scandal Tue, 18 Dec 2012 09:25:56 GMT Up to 2000 babies have been recalled to hospital to have their hearing checked after the Ministry of Health discovered "irregularities" in its national newborn screening programme.One of the babies recalled, a 10-month-old boy,...

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350 youngsters wait for second hearing implant Mon, 17 Dec 2012 19:21:55 GMT HSE funding problems are preventing 350 profoundly deaf children from receiving life-changing implants vital to helping them hear.

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Parents of deaf baby told to wait 5 years for care Mon, 17 Dec 2012 19:18:54 GMT A deaf toddler’s family has effectively been told to either emigrate or wait five years for the life-changing care needed.

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Sickle cell patient refuses to let disease define her Sat, 15 Dec 2012 12:11:17 GMT As you can imagine, college life can be very eventful. Balancing classes, internships, and a life away from home is enough to keep anyone busy. As a 20-year-old living with a chronic illness, I have skillfully learned the balancing act of college life. My name is Marquita Gaines, and I have sickle cell disease.

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State of New Hampshire Awards UMass Medical School Contract to Provide Expertise and Advice for Hospital Funding Program Fri, 14 Dec 2012 13:51:00 GMT The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services has awarded a three-year contract to UMass Medical School to assist with New Hampshire’s Disproportionate Sh

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Sickle cell patient not defined by disease Thu, 13 Dec 2012 22:25:20 GMT As you can imagine, college life can be very eventful. Balancing classes, internships, and a life away from home is enough to keep anyone busy. As a 20-year-old living with a chronic illness, I have skillfully learned the balancing act of college life. My name is Marquita Gaines, and I have sickle cell disease. I was first diagnosed at birth. The doctors performed a newborn screening test and ...

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Sickle cell patient won't let disease define her Thu, 13 Dec 2012 10:38:11 GMT Twenty-year-old college student Marquita Gaines suffers from sickle cell disease, but she refuses to let the disease define her. With the help of the American Red Cross, she receives regular red blood cell transfusions to help her live an active life with less pain, and she's grateful to all the blood donors that make that possible.

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NORD Launches Campaign to Educate State Legislators About Challenges of Living With Rare Diseases Tue, 11 Dec 2012 11:51:00 GMT Patient Advocates and Supporters to Host State House Events for Rare Disease Day 2013WASHINGTON, Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) has launched a nationwide campaign to help leaders of rare disease patient organizations – and those who support them – educate their state officials for Rare Disease Day 2013 (Feb. 28, 2013).(Logo: http ...

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Ninja Mama: From Fragile Preemie to Hale and Hearty Tweenie Sat, 8 Dec 2012 22:31:22 GMT The birth of a pre-term child could be a challenging time for most parents. But, as mommy Ninj assures us, preemies grow up to become strong and happy kids when nurtured with a lot of love and care.

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Texas aims to contain disease Sat, 8 Dec 2012 22:00:00 GMT Many people remember the 1976 John Travolta movie "The Boy in the Plastic Bubble," perhaps thinking it's Hollywood's attempt at sensationalizing events of someone's life and exaggerating a medical condition.

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In the lab: Research funding roundup Thu, 6 Dec 2012 04:00:00 GMT Following is a list of some of the medical research grants awarded to scientists in the area.

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Thousands Of Denver-area Residents Will See Improved Health Coordination As 175+ Primary Care Physicians Join Colorado ... Tue, 4 Dec 2012 05:00:00 GMT DENVER, Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Primary Physician Partners (PPP), the largest primary care independent practice association in the Denver metro area, along with their medical management company, Physician ...

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Genome Sequencing For Babies Brings Knowledge And Conflicts Mon, 3 Dec 2012 14:13:05 GMT Technology now exists that makes it possible for doctors to decipher the entire genetic code of a newborn. Should it be done? What about fetuses in the womb? That's now a possibility, and it's stirring intense debate.

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Texas Children's Hospital announces newborn screening clinic for primary immunodeficiency disorders Mon, 3 Dec 2012 10:13:00 GMT All Texas newborns will now be screened for immunodeficiency disorders at birthHOUSTON, Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Beginning in December 2012, all newborns in the state of Texas will be screened for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Disorder (SCID) as part of the standard newborn screening panel which already screens for 28 additional disorders. ...

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Cystic Fibrosis Canada welcomes Health Canada's approval of KALYDECO™ Mon, 3 Dec 2012 07:13:00 GMT Calling for the manufacturer and drug insurance plans to ensure CF patients receive equitable and affordable access to KALYDECO™TORONTO, Dec. 3, 2012 /CNW/ - Health Canada has issued a Notice of Compliance ...

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Rare genetic disorder leads Holladay family to healthy eating habits Sun, 2 Dec 2012 16:38:47 GMT Making sure kids eat their vegetables is hard enough for some moms, but watching, weighing and measuring every morsel of...

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UNH gets funding for infant heart disease study Sat, 1 Dec 2012 23:18:54 GMT When it comes to screening newborns for heart disease, there are a lot of sometimes disparate pieces of the puzzle.

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Texas Will Screen Newborns for SCID Beginning December 1 Sat, 1 Dec 2012 07:22:00 GMT TOWSON, Md., Dec. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) will add Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) to the state's Newborn Screening Panel beginning December ...

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Inexpensive blood test can save newborn lives Fri, 30 Nov 2012 05:02:22 GMT DES MOINES, Iowa -- A simple test measuring the oxygen level in a newborn's blood helped save Gracelynn Marie Holschlag's life shortly after she was born on May 26.

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Baby, Look at Me Now! Jumbotron in Times Square Opens APHL/CDC Campaign Celebrating 50 Years Saving Babies' Lives Thu, 29 Nov 2012 14:52:06 GMT With families flocking into New York City for the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade, it was the right time to signal a year-long campaign to save babies' lives, thought Scott Becker, executive director of the ...

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Alameda preteen lobbies Congress on cystic fibrosis research Thu, 29 Nov 2012 13:26:22 GMT The seventh-grader knows the condition firsthand through her brother.

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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Jeffrey Modell Foundation Announce Collaboration to Eradicate Polio Worldwide Wed, 28 Nov 2012 06:00:00 GMT NEW YORK, Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Jeffrey Modell Foundation (JMF), a global non-profit organization dedicated to early diagnosis, proper treatment, and public awareness of genetic immune deficiency ...

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In the news Tuesday: Prisoner diversion, Nob Hill apartments Tue, 27 Nov 2012 05:00:00 GMT Economic news: The Commerce Department releases data on durable goods for October; Standard & Poor's releases its S&P/Case-Shiller index of home prices for September and the third quarter; the Conference Board releases the Consumer Confidence Index for November.

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New genetic test provides precise, yet hazy results Fri, 16 Nov 2012 08:26:30 GMT WESTCHESTER, N. Y. -- A new test, called chromosomal microarray technology, is providing doctors and prospective parents with more information than ever before about the genetic makeup of a baby still in the womb.

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New genetic test for fetus can give parents more questions than answers Wed, 14 Nov 2012 23:33:50 GMT Michelle Catalano had no reason to think her fourth baby wouldn't be born as healthy as her other three. But because the Eastchester resident was 36 - a year into the territory obstetricians ominously describe as "advanced maternal age" - she was given the option of using a new technology to test whether her baby was developing free of genetic defects that could signal trouble.

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UNH leads project on newborn heart screening Tue, 13 Nov 2012 14:21:50 GMT DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — The University of New Hampshire is using a three-year, $900,000 federal grant to address regional gaps in newborn screening for heart disease.

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CapitalBio Deafness Test Being Evaluated for Neonatal Screening in Three Major Chinese Cities Tue, 13 Nov 2012 10:03:23 GMT BEIJING — Like many microarray vendors, CapitalBio sees future growth opportunities in molecular diagnostics. But from its headquarters here in China's capital city, the firm is perhaps better positioned than some others to capitalize on the country's expanding demand for genetic tests.

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Bioethicists Say Researchers Should Advocate for Use of Newborn Screening Samples Thu, 8 Nov 2012 12:03:33 GMT Full-text access for registered users only. Existing users login here . New to GenomeWeb? Register quickly here for free access. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg stopped by the new site of the New York Genome Center at 101 Sixth Avenue in Manhattan on Tuesday.

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Leftover Newborn Blood Samples Need Better Regulation, Ethicists Say Thu, 8 Nov 2012 05:02:21 GMT The tiny spots of blood left after routine tests on newborns could provide valuable information for researchers, but clear policies that govern their use are needed so that the samples are not destroyed or otherwise lost entirely, experts say.

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Destruction of newborn screening left over samples may be detrimental to medical research Thu, 8 Nov 2012 03:50:47 GMT The tremendous potential public health benefits of research with blood samples left over after routine newborn screening must not be lost amidst controversy and litigation, say medical and bioethics experts in a commentary published in the journal Science Translational Medicine.

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Scientific Progress Could be Casualty in Public Health vs. Privacy Debate Over Newborn Blood Samples, Experts Warn Wed, 7 Nov 2012 11:30:04 GMT The tremendous potential public health benefits of research with blood samples left over after routine newborn screening must not be lost amidst controversy and litigation, say medical and bioethics experts in a commentary published in the journal Science Translational Medicine.

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Scientific progress could be casualty in public health vs. privacy debate over newborn blood samples Wed, 7 Nov 2012 11:13:11 GMT ( Johns Hopkins Medicine ) The tremendous potential public health benefits of research with blood samples left over after routine newborn screening must not be lost amidst controversy and litigation, say medical and bioethics experts in a commentary published in the journal Science Translational Medicine.

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6th-grader back in school despite genes Mon, 5 Nov 2012 22:06:31 GMT 6th-grader back in school despite genes A month ago, Palo Alto Unified administrators told Colman and his family that he must transfer out of Jordan Middle School, believing that his genetic mutations related to cystic fibrosis posed a risk to other students at the school who have the disease's often-fatal lung condition. Non-siblings are advised to stay at least 3 to 6 feet away from each other ...

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New screening program could save lives of newborns Sat, 3 Nov 2012 22:21:32 GMT Testing newborns for a certain type of genetic defect could enable doctors to provide timely treatment that could save lives, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health.

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University of Utah ethicist will advise U.S. Health Secretary Fri, 2 Nov 2012 18:07:00 GMT University of Utah ethicist will advise U.S. Health Secretary by Ray Parker The Salt Lake Tribune Published Nov 2, 2012 07:55PM MDT Jeffrey Botkin, a University of Utah medical ethics expert, has been named to head an influential federal panel, which helps mold research with stem cells, DNA sequencing and other medical frontiers. Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and ...

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University of Utah medical ethicist will advise U.S. health secretary Fri, 2 Nov 2012 17:22:10 GMT University of Utah medical ethicist will advise U.S. health secretary by Ray Parker The Salt Lake Tribune Published Nov 2, 2012 07:55PM MDT Jeffrey Botkin, a University of Utah medical ethics expert, has been named to head an influential federal panel, which helps mold research with stem cells, DNA sequencing and other medical frontiers. Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of the U.S. Department of ...

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Capitol works on child rights - Guv Fri, 2 Nov 2012 08:45:07 GMT Sun.Star website empowers Philippine communities by providing news and information from the provinces to a national and global audience. It is your link to home in the Philippines.

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Children’s Rights Fri, 2 Nov 2012 03:45:31 GMT CITY OF SAN FERNANDO - Pampanga Governor Lilia "Nanay" G. Pineda yesterday said that the provincial government is working hard to intensify and uphold the four main rights of the children: survival, protection, participation and development rights.

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Health care tops lobbyists’ efforts Sat, 27 Oct 2012 22:08:09 GMT For Bruce Witt, director of government relations for Via Christi Health, lobbying state legislators is a full-time job, even though the Legislature is in session only part of the year.

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Education is key in Ghana Thu, 25 Oct 2012 16:32:21 GMT Lost in Ghana’s witch camps, Oct. 20

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B.C. Government denies patients with rare, brain-threatening disorder funding for only drug therapy, medical foods Thu, 25 Oct 2012 08:15:00 GMT - Ministry of Health ignores treatment recommendations by leading PKU experts - VANCOUVER , BC, Oct. 25, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canadian PKU and Allied Disorders non-profit family association (CanPKU) is extremely ...

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Newborn screening to reduce infant mortality Wed, 24 Oct 2012 11:30:00 GMT Mumbai, Oct. 25 -- A private company, which has launched a screening service to detect genetic problems in newborns, is in talks with government agencies to make the screening a part of the national health programme to reduce infant mortality.LifeCell International, on Monday, announced the launch of BabyShield, a non-invasive newborn screening programme that can identify about 118 health ...

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Congress Inquiry Into Babies Sought Wed, 24 Oct 2012 03:02:18 GMT MANILA, Philippines --- A party-list lawmaker has called for a congressional inquiry into cases of abduction of newborn babies in hospitals nearly two months after a Quezon City mother lost hers in a private medical institution.

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Team Explores PacBio for Fragile X Sequencing; Sees Potential for Diagnostics, Newborn Screening Tue, 23 Oct 2012 12:18:32 GMT Full-text access for premium subscribers only. Existing premium subscribers login here . New to GenomeWeb? Register quickly here . New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg stopped by the new site of the New York Genome Center at 101 Sixth Avenue in Manhattan on Tuesday.

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Hundreds participate in 5K run to promote newborn screenings in Texas Sat, 20 Oct 2012 21:57:31 GMT NEW BRAUNFELS — Runners and walkers of every age and pace turned out for the first Grey’s 5K — For Lil’ Texans at 9 a.m. Saturday in Landa Park.

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Delhi - [ Min 17.6 °C Fri, 19 Oct 2012 12:00:50 GMT Now newborns can be screened non-invasively for as many as 118 conditions at birth. Using samples from the child's umbilical cord soon after birth and urine sample retrieved after 48 hours of baby's birth the tests reports of 118 metabolic and blood related ailments can be procured within

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Get your baby tested for 118 disorders at birth Fri, 19 Oct 2012 11:30:00 GMT New Delhi, Oct. 20 -- Now newborns can be screened non-invasively for as many as 118 conditions at birth. Using samples from the child's umbilical cord soon after birth and urine sample retrieved after 48 hours of baby's birth the tests reports of 118 metabolic and blood related ailments can be procured within five days."Newborn screening can save child from mental retardation and death. ...

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Painless screening programme for newborns launched Fri, 19 Oct 2012 10:29:30 GMT A non-invasive and painless screening programme to detect health conditions in newborns was launched here Friday. 'BabyShield' can identify and detect 118 medical conditions at birth.

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Iowa Launches Pilot to Screen Newborns for Severe Combined Immune Deficiency Wed, 17 Oct 2012 07:29:00 GMT TOWSON, Md., Oct. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF), the national patient organization for persons with primary immunodeficiency diseases, applauds the decision of the Iowa ...

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Newborn ‘screening programme successful’ Mon, 15 Oct 2012 15:48:38 GMT HMC’s experts have highlighted the success and importance of Qatar’s newborn screening programme at a workshop held recently for neonatologists and neonatal nurses.

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2013 Miss Clayland hopes to work with March of Dimes Mon, 15 Oct 2012 04:49:25 GMT The 2013 Miss Clayland has a platform that encourages universal newborn screening and hopes to work with the March of Dimes to get legislation passed. Mackenzie Bart, 20, of Brockway, Pa., was crowned Saturday evening at Claymont High School.

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Legarda: PHL to Reach MDG Target on Child Mortality with 100% Newborn Screening Coverage Sun, 14 Oct 2012 22:55:19 GMT October 8, 2012. Senator Loren Legarda urged government agencies, health institutions, local government officials, and the private sector to unite in meeting the United Nations Millennium Development Goal Target on child mortality by ensuring 100% Newborn Screening Coverage through the full implementation of the...

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People's Trust in Loren Soars Sun, 14 Oct 2012 22:54:46 GMT October 7, 2012. Grateful of the confidence of Filipinos in her, Senator Loren Legarda said that the high trust rating she received in the recent Pulse Asia Survey can be attributed to the quality of work she has been doing and for being consistent with her advocacies. "I am grateful that I have earned the respect...

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Mackenzie Bart is crowned Miss Clayland 2013 Sat, 13 Oct 2012 21:31:18 GMT Mackenzie Bart, 20, of Brockway, Pa., is crowned Miss Clayland 2013 at Saturday’s 57th Miss Clayland Scholarship Program at Claymont High School in Uhrichsville.

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Hospitals going 'baby friendly' to boost breastfeeding rates Fri, 12 Oct 2012 14:50:22 GMT Breastfeeding was an ordeal for Sarah Montano that ended three months after her first child was born -- when her milk supply dried up.

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Debate over baby testing Thu, 11 Oct 2012 22:15:00 GMT Krabbe disease is a rare but cruel affliction that can strike seemingly healthy babies who deteriorate rapidly over an average lifespan of two years.

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Stem Cell Transplants May Show Promise for Multiple Sclerosis Thu, 11 Oct 2012 21:42:38 GMT Title: Stem Cell Transplants May Show Promise for Multiple Sclerosis Category: Health News Created: 10/11/2012 11:01:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 10/11/2012 12:00:00 AM

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Iowa newborns to face new test Wed, 10 Oct 2012 09:12:08 GMT Nearly 40,000 Iowa babies are screened shortly after birth through the newborn screening program.

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Test Spots Newborn Gene Disease Wed, 10 Oct 2012 00:40:22 GMT WASHINGTON (AP) – Too often, newborns die of genetic diseases before doctors even know what is to blame. Now scientists have found a way to decode those babies' DNA in just days instead of weeks, moving gene-mapping closer to routine medical care. The idea: Combine faster gene-analyzing machinery with new computer software that, at the push of a few buttons, uses a baby's symptoms to zero in on ...

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Medical examiner gets more space; state gets better lab Mon, 8 Oct 2012 16:18:50 GMT North Carolina's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will share an address with the North Carolina Laboratory of Public Health, the agency responsible for examining hazardous substances that could be used as bio-weapons, testing for rabies infections and screening blood samples of newborn babies for birth disorders.

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Message of President Aquino during the National Newborn Screening Week, October 7, 2012 Mon, 8 Oct 2012 00:51:23 GMT Health plays a pivotal role in securing our path to revitalization. It sustains the vitality of our communities and empowers our citizens to live productive lives. With the current advancements in technology, we are better equipped to address potential difficulties in our youth’s development and, thereby, in safeguarding the growth of our people. Continue reading →

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Plan for labour reforms Sat, 6 Oct 2012 12:32:13 GMT Ministry of Labour and the Supreme Council for Vocational Training have launched the National Professional Standards’ Project through signing an agreement with the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ).

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Tailgating For a Cure Fri, 5 Oct 2012 17:12:00 GMT Columbia, SC (WLTX) -- The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is holding its fourth annual Carolina Kickoff for The Cure, and they need your help.

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Rapid gene-mapping test may diagnose disease in newborns Thu, 4 Oct 2012 08:10:36 GMT More than 20 percent of infant deaths due to birth defect or genetic diseases caused by problem with single gene

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2-day test spots genetic diseases in newborns Wed, 3 Oct 2012 22:21:22 GMT Washington — Too often, newborns die of genetic diseases before doctors even know what's to blame. Now scientists have found a way to decode those babies' DNA in just days instead of weeks, moving gene-mapping closer to routine medical care.

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Special DNA delivery Wed, 3 Oct 2012 22:04:36 GMT WASHINGTON Too often, newborns die of genetic diseases before doctors even know whats to blame. Now scientists have found a way to decode those babies DNA in just days instead of weeks, moving gene-mapping closer to routine medical care.

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Legarda pushes for greater protection for newborns Wed, 3 Oct 2012 15:10:53 GMT SENATOR Loren Legarda is optimistic that due to the proper implementation of the newborn screening law, the Philippines will be able to meet – by 2015 — the Millennium Development Goals that include reducing child mortality to 26.7 deaths per 1,000 live births. However, she still raised the need to provide greater...

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Two-day test can spot gene diseases in newborns Wed, 3 Oct 2012 14:20:48 GMT Too often, newborns die of genetic diseases before doctors even know what's to blame. Now scientists have found a way to decode those babies' DNA in just days instead of weeks, moving gene-mapping closer to routine medical care.

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Newborn Genetic Test Catches Rare Diseases Earlier Wed, 3 Oct 2012 13:38:19 GMT A new technology can diagnose rare genetic disorders in critically ill newborns within a few days, rather than the weeks that are needed with current methods, researchers say.

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Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders Welcomes Announcement of Orphan Drug Framework Wed, 3 Oct 2012 06:30:00 GMT TORONTO , Oct. 3, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders, on behalf of the 2.8 million Canadians with rare disorders, welcomes Health Minister Aglukkaq's announcement of the "first ...

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Florida to Test Newborns for SCID, a Life-Threatening Immune Disease Tue, 2 Oct 2012 07:52:00 GMT TOWSON, Md., Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Florida Department of Health has added Severe Combined Immune Deficiency Disease (SCID), known as bubble boy disease, to the list of conditions that all newborns ...

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Legarda Pushes for Greater Protection for Newborns as 9M Children Die Every Year Mon, 1 Oct 2012 20:30:37 GMT October 2, 2012. Senator Loren Legarda today stressed the need to provide greater protection for newborns, stressing that nine million children worldwide die every year before they reach the age of five. In her speech at the 10th Newborn Screening Convention, Legarda, said that while under-five mortality rate in...

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100 Percent of Block’s 2012 Bills Sent to Governor are Signed Mon, 1 Oct 2012 14:42:10 GMT Assemblymember Marty Block (AD-78) announced today that Gov. Jerry Brown approved all of the 11 measures Block authored in 2012 and which were passed by the legislature. In 2011, Block sent 14 bills t

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Parents push for cystic fibrosis screening Mon, 1 Oct 2012 07:31:32 GMT Two parents in St. John's want the Newfoundland and Labrador government to make screening for cystic fibrosis mandatory for newborns.

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5AM Solutions Plays Key Role in the Development of Just Released Virtual Repository for Dried Blood Spots Thu, 27 Sep 2012 15:01:10 GMT New open source biospecimen management system will foster greater collaboration and facilitate clinical researchReston, VA (PRWEB) September 27, 2012 The Newborn Screening Translational Research Network (NBSTRN) Coordinating Center recently announced the release of the Virtual Repository of Dried Blood Spots (VRDBS), an open source biospecimen management system. The VRDBS is a research tool ...

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NBSTRN develops new tool for newborn screening researchers Wed, 26 Sep 2012 21:24:52 GMT After one-and-a-half years of intense development, end-user testing, a successful pilot, and through a contract to the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the Newborn Screening Translational Research Network (NBSTRN) Coordinating Center has developed a centralized, web-based virtual ...

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Is it our right to hear? Wed, 26 Sep 2012 21:14:44 GMT Sometimes it seems, even in countries like Australia, that only if you have money do you have the right to hear.

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NBSTRN Unveils New, First-of-its-Kind Virtual Repository For Newborn Screening Researchers: New System Will Save Lives ... Wed, 26 Sep 2012 05:27:00 GMT BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After one-and-a-half years of intense development, end-user testing, a successful pilot, and through a contract to the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the Newborn Screening Translational Research Network (NBSTRN) Coordinating ...

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Masimo Oximeters and Neonatal Sensors Receive FDA 510 Clearance with Labeling for Use in Newborn Screening for ... Mon, 24 Sep 2012 05:00:00 GMT IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) announced today that it has received U.S. FDA 510(k) clearance for Masimo Signal Extraction Technology ® (SET ® ) pulse oximeters, rainbow ...

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New heart test helps save babies Tue, 18 Sep 2012 21:00:40 GMT Eight-month-old Jumana Sarour is a happy baby, eager to interact and noisily makes it known.

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‘PLEASE FEED MY BABY’ Sat, 15 Sep 2012 10:56:55 GMT Mario dela Vega, head of the Quezon City Police, shows a sketch of the person suspected of kidnapping newborn baby Sean Gabriel de los Santos. CALL center agent Ces De los Santos’ union with her newborn son, Sean Gabriel, was short-lived but the distraught mother is still hopeful that they would meet again soon as she pleaded to her son’s abductor not to harm him and to feed him milk.

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Maid Not Yet Cleared - Police Fri, 14 Sep 2012 04:31:25 GMT MANILA, Philippines - Even though the lie detector test she underwent has shown a negative, police investigators said yesterday that the maid of Maria Cecilia delos Santos has not been cleared in the kidnapping of a baby boy at a Quezon City hospital.

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Educator led effort to help sickle cell patients Thu, 13 Sep 2012 09:48:20 GMT By Waveney Ann Moore, Times Staff Writer Thursday, September 13, 2012 Murph ST. PETERSBURG — Four decades ago, when close family members were diagnosed with sickle cell disease, Mary Murph refused to be paralyzed by fear. Instead, she scoured the country for information and soon established an advocacy group to educate and support others in the same situation. This month, as the St. Petersburg ...

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Medico-legal officer tears up death papers, faces complaint Wed, 12 Sep 2012 09:36:11 GMT DAVAO CIY -- A couple whose baby died hours after receiving immunization shots sought the help of Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio after a medico-legal officer allegedly tore up their son’s death certificate. The baby was identified as Khean Mark M. Boco, one month and 15 days old, a resident of Purok 9-B of Lower Madapo in Barangay 8-A, Davao City.

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Save Babies Joins Partners of the Heart to Recognize National Newborn Screening Awareness Month Wed, 12 Sep 2012 06:00:00 GMT WESTCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Save Babies Through Screening Foundation (SBTS), the only national volunteer-run nonprofit organization devoted exclusively to advocacy for newborn screening ...

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Shedding "Light" On Newborn Heart Problems Tue, 11 Sep 2012 06:36:41 GMT WHAT IS CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE? : The seven defects classified as critical congenital heart defects (CCHDs) are hypoplastic left heart syndrome, pulmonary atresia (with intact septum), tetralogy of Fallot, total anomalous pulmonary venous return, transposition of the great arteries, tricuspid atresia, and truncus arteriosus. Babies with one these CCHDs are at significant risk for death or ...

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Maid tagged in baby’s abduction from hospital Mon, 10 Sep 2012 07:01:35 GMT The housemaid of a woman who lost her newborn baby boy in a Quezon City hospital is now being considered a suspect in his disappearance.

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Maid quizzed on abduction of baby boy from QC hospital Mon, 10 Sep 2012 04:31:26 GMT The househelper of a mother who lost her newborn baby at a Quezon City hospital is now being considered as a suspect in the abduction case.

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New Germany native moves up transplant priority list Mon, 10 Sep 2012 01:41:34 GMT Jessica Carver jokingly shows the muscles she has developed through physiotherapy while in Toronto awaiting a double lung transplant. (PAMELA HAMILTON)

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Luminex Corporation Hosts 10th Annual Planet xMAP Symposium in Monaco Sun, 9 Sep 2012 21:01:00 GMT AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Luminex Corporation (NASDAQ: LMNX), today announced that it will host Planet xMAP Europe 2012, its annual European multiplexing technology symposium, October ...

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Gabriela party extends aid to woman who lost baby in hospital Sun, 9 Sep 2012 02:46:25 GMT The Gabriela Women's party list group has taken up the cudgels for the mother of newborn baby boy taken from her side at the Sta. Teresita General Hospital, and said any insinuation that the kidnapping had been a farce must be retracted.

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DH in missing infant case undergoes lie detector test Fri, 7 Sep 2012 10:17:26 GMT The domestic help of the young mother whose baby was snatched inside a Quezon City hospital took a lie detector test on Friday, according to Quezon City Police District (QCPD) director Chief Supt. Mario de la Vega.

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Sa nawalang sanggol, Sta. Teresita Hospital posibleng matanggalan ng lisensiya Thu, 6 Sep 2012 09:06:45 GMT Malaki ang posibilidad na matanggalan ng lisensya at maipasara ang Sta. Teresita General Hospital sa sandaling mapatunayan na nagpabaya ito kaya naipuslit ang bagong silang na sanggol na si Baby Sean Gabriel delos Santos.

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Hospital groups join police in probe of missing newborn Thu, 6 Sep 2012 08:01:25 GMT Apart from the police, hospital organizations are also investigating the alleged abduction of a newly-born boy from the Sta. Teresita General Hospital in Quezon City.

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Scarecrow Festival, United Way party coming up Thu, 6 Sep 2012 07:20:05 GMT DIXON – The 16th annual Scarecrow Festival returns to the downtown, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 29. Pumpkin painting, Chalk the Walk, children’s games, a dog zoo and other activities, all free, will be available.

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Mother of kidnapped newborn fears human trafficking Thu, 6 Sep 2012 03:26:26 GMT After her newborn son was kidnapped from the Sta. Teresita General Hospital in Quezon City, Ces Delos Santos said she fears he may not receive proper nutrition, or worse, become a victim of human trafficking.

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UMDNJ Offering CF Carrier Screening and Mitochondrial Testing on Ion Torrent; Plans to Add More Tests Wed, 5 Sep 2012 13:36:25 GMT The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey's Institute for Genomic Medicine is now offering two sequencing-based tests: one for cystic fibrosis carrier testing and another to identify mutations in the mitochondrial genome of children suspected of having a mitochondrial disorder.

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Babaeng nagpanggap na doktor at tumangay sa sanggol tugis Wed, 5 Sep 2012 10:23:47 GMT Tugis na ng mga awtoridad ang isang babae na nagkunwaring doktor para madukot ang isang bagong silang na sanggol sa isang ospital sa lungsod Quezon, ayon sa pulisya kahapon.

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Ahlstrom buys Swedish filter company Wed, 5 Sep 2012 04:04:00 GMT Munktell Filter acquisition expands scope in life sciences and laboratory applications.

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Every Step Counts Sat, 1 Sep 2012 22:37:34 GMT "Children are the world's most valuable resource, and its best hope for the future," - John F.

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Md. Newborn Screening Law Takes Effect Sat, 1 Sep 2012 06:55:36 GMT A new Maryland law will require that newborns be screened for critical congenital heart disease. Photo Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Bill would offer newborn testing for heart disease Wed, 29 Aug 2012 13:26:22 GMT Hospitals with programs for newborns would have to offer tests for congenital heart disease under a bill approved by the state Senate.

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Study: Vitamin D may thwart kids' winter colds Tue, 28 Aug 2012 10:19:06 GMT Taking vitamin D supplements may lower children's risk of respiratory infections, according to a new study.

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Report: Soy formula may harm babies with underactive thyroid Mon, 27 Aug 2012 02:48:55 GMT Babies born with congenital hypothyroidism -- a condition that causes low or no thyroid hormone production -- shouldn't be given soy formula, new research indicates.

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Buffalo Bisons To Host Hunter's Hope Night Fri, 24 Aug 2012 07:10:20 GMT Events to include chance to catch a football from Jim Kelly on the field.

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Soy Formula May Harm Babies With Underactive Thyroid: Report Wed, 22 Aug 2012 21:54:10 GMT Title: Soy Formula May Harm Babies With Underactive Thyroid: Report Category: Health News Created: 8/21/2012 2:05:00 PM Last Editorial Review: 8/22/2012 12:00:00 AM

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Archived blood spots could be epigenetic jackpot Wed, 22 Aug 2012 14:15:14 GMT But privacy concerns could complicate their use for research.

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Blood Spots are Epigenetic Time Capsules Wed, 22 Aug 2012 14:11:37 GMT Researchers show that blood spotted onto Guthrie cards, usually at birth, can be a high quality source of methylated DNA for long-term epigenetic studies.

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Opinion: The New Way to Screen Wed, 22 Aug 2012 13:27:02 GMT Newborn screening is moving away from strict cutoff values to diagnose metabolic disorders, reducing the risks of false positives and negatives.

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Sixteenth Annual Hammerfest Triathlon Scheduled for Sunday, September 16, 2012 in Branford, Connecticut Mon, 20 Aug 2012 04:01:03 GMT Event organizers announce that the 16th Annual Hammerfest Triathlon and Fun Run to benefit Brian’s Hope will take place on Sunday, September 16, 2012 in Branford, Connecticut.Branford, CT (PRWEB) August 20, 2012 The 16th annual Hammerfest will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Owenego Inn in Branford, CT. Hammerfest will feature a Triathlon, Fun Run and cookout for participants. The Triathlon ...

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Lawrence mother's memoir chronicles family's survival of 10-year medical struggle Sun, 19 Aug 2012 04:36:12 GMT A book that began as a personal journal for Lawrence resident MaryAnn Raccosta in 2001 landed recently on Amazon.com as a memoir, headlined by the online bookseller as a “Hot New Release.”

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HMC releases Eid schedule for hospitals in Qatar Wed, 15 Aug 2012 21:07:47 GMT The Out Patients Department (OPD) clinics at all Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) hospitals will be closed until August 25 and will resume normal operating hours on August 26.

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Dr. Edward R.B. McCabe Named Medical Director Of March of Dimes Foundation Wed, 15 Aug 2012 12:01:00 GMT WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Aug. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Edward R.B. McCabe, MD, PhD, an internationally recognized expert in pediatrics and genetics has been named Senior Vice President and Medical Director by the March of Dimes Foundation, it was announced today.  In his new role, Dr. McCabe will oversee the medical and clinical initiatives of the March of Dimes, one of the nation's ...

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NIH Seeks Proposals to Study Impact of WGS in Newborns Tue, 14 Aug 2012 12:07:46 GMT The National Institutes of Health plans to fund projects that study the impact of whole-genome sequencing as a screening tool in newborns.

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An Earlier Start Tue, 14 Aug 2012 08:21:24 GMT While the National Institutes of Health is looking into newborn screening, a recent article in the Hastings Center Report examines ethical considerations of prenatal whole-genome sequencing, particularly as its implications are not clear, reports Medical Daily . Greer Donley, Sara Chandros Hull, and Benjamin Berkman write that they are concerned that such prenatal testing may "change the norms ...

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Early Sequencing Tue, 14 Aug 2012 08:06:24 GMT The US National Institutes of Health has announced that it is " seeking proposals for research projects on the implications of information obtained from sequencing the genome to identify diseases in newborns," says a press release from the agency.

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Outstanding Filipino science innovators Sun, 12 Aug 2012 05:05:18 GMT As a highlight of last month’s observance of National Science and Technology Month, four innovative scientists received medals from the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) for helping advance the cause of science while serving society.

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Broadcast of Radiothon slated Wednesday, Thursday Sat, 11 Aug 2012 21:38:03 GMT The fifth annual Hunter's Hope Radiothon will broadcast live from the Erie County Fair from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. The event raises funds to support the Hunter's Hope Foundation and increases awareness of Krabbe disease and other leukodystrophies.

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NIH to Award $25M for Newborn Sequencing Studies Fri, 10 Aug 2012 07:21:25 GMT NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Human Genome Research Institute and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development plan to award $25 million to fund studies of how genome sequencing could be used to improve treatments for disorders affecting newborns.

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NIH seeks proposals to study genomic sequencing in newborn period Thu, 9 Aug 2012 13:30:43 GMT The National Institutes of Health is seeking proposals for research projects on the implications of information obtained from sequencing the genome to identify diseases in newborns. The intent of funding such projects is to further the understanding of disorders that appear during the newborn period and to improve treatments for these diseases.

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The Gift Of Hearing Sun, 5 Aug 2012 05:56:09 GMT MANILA, Philippines - Despite being deaf, I am still so much grateful because my hearing loss did not occur from the time I was born. I was still able to hear the sounds of the world for 22 years.

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03/08/2012 14:25:59 Fri, 3 Aug 2012 00:53:47 GMT A seminar on the technical design of the In-Pile Thermal Desorption technology, agreed to be used to decontaminate the Agent Orange (AO)/dioxin still present at Da Nang airport, was held in the central city of Da Nang on Aug. 2.

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2013-2014 ACMG Foundation/Genzyme Biochemical Genetics Fellowships Tue, 31 Jul 2012 15:26:56 GMT The ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine announced that applications for the prestigious ACMG Foundation/Genzyme Clinical Genetics Fellowship in Biochemical Genetics award Program are now being accepted.

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ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine Announces Two 2013-2014 ACMG Foundation/Genzyme Biochemical Genetics ... Tue, 31 Jul 2012 12:09:00 GMT BETHESDA, Md., July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine announced that applications for the prestigious ACMG Foundation/Genzyme Clinical Genetics Fellowship in Biochemical Genetics award Program are now being accepted.  For 2012-2013, two awardees will be given the opportunity to participate in an in-depth clinical experience at a premier ...

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GenMark Diagnostics and Advanced Liquid Logic Finalize Technology and Collaboration Agreements to Develop an All ... Tue, 31 Jul 2012 06:00:00 GMT GenMark Diagnostics, Inc., and Advanced Liquid Logic, Inc. announced today that they have executed definitive agreements pursuant to which GenMark and ALL will collaborate to develop an all-digital, fully integrated in-vitro diagnostic platform bringing together ALL's proprietary electrowetting technology and GenMark's proprietary electrochemical detection.

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Cystic Fibrosis Canada Calls for CF Newborn Screening in Every Province Thu, 26 Jul 2012 09:36:00 GMT Early CF Detection Saves LivesTORONTO , July 26, 2012 /CNW/ - Cystic Fibrosis Canada , Canada's leading advocate for Canadians with cystic fibrosis, urges Canada's Premiers to engage in serious discussion ...

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Study associates excess maternal iodine supplementation with congenital hypothyroidism in newborns Thu, 26 Jul 2012 07:01:52 GMT ( Elsevier ) Congenital hypothyroidism is thyroid hormone deficiency at birth that, if left untreated, can lead to neurocognitive impairments in infants and children.

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Excess maternal iodine supplementation can lead to congenital hypothyroidism in infants Thu, 26 Jul 2012 00:25:01 GMT Congenital hypothyroidism is thyroid hormone deficiency at birth that, if left untreated, can lead to neurocognitive impairments in infants and children. Although the World Health Organization recommends 200-300 -g of iodine daily during pregnancy for normal fetal thyroid hormone production and neurocognitive development, the US Institute of Medicine considers 1,100 -g to be the safe upper limit ...

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New study associates excess maternal iodine supplementation with congenital hypothyroidism Wed, 25 Jul 2012 21:19:00 GMT ( Elsevier Health Sciences ) Congenital hypothyroidism is thyroid hormone deficiency at birth that, if left untreated, can lead to neurocognitive impairments in infants and children. Although WHO recommends 200-300 µg of iodine daily during pregnancy for normal fetal thyroid hormone production and neurocognitive development, the US Institute of Medicine considers 1,100 µg to be the safe upper ...

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Research and Markets: Genetic Testing Market Report: 2012 Edition Wed, 25 Jul 2012 04:50:00 GMT Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Genetic Testing Market Report: 2012 Edition" report t

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Genetic Testing Market & its Future Examined from Global Perspective in New RNCOS Study Now Available at ... Mon, 23 Jul 2012 10:26:15 GMT New report "Global Genetic Testing Market Forecast to 2015" worked out by RNCOS has been recently published by Market Publishers Ltd. The report suggests that the overall global genetic testing market is likely to grow at a CAGR of around 26% during 2012-2015.London, UK (PRWEB) July 23, 2012 The key developments of the genetic testing industry in such countries as US, Canada, the UK, and Germany ...

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Global Genetic Testing Market Forecast to 2015 Mon, 23 Jul 2012 01:26:00 GMT NEW YORK, July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Genetic Testing Market Forecast to 2015 http://www.reportlinker.com/p0936052/Global-Genetic-Testing-Market-Forecast-to-2015.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Genomics"Global ...

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Mercy reduces cost of test Fri, 20 Jul 2012 08:35:15 GMT Mercy Hospital Springfield has reduced its $629 price for routine newborn screening after an Ozark mother questioned why the hospital bill was close to 10 times the price charged by the state lab that does the testing.

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Not all camp residents to be charged with trespassing Fri, 20 Jul 2012 01:05:48 GMT Although 17 homeless people were cited and arrested for trespassing at a north Springfield camp last month, the city will not press charges against several of them.

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Sara Lampe blasts MU coach's defense of Paterno's legacy Fri, 20 Jul 2012 01:04:56 GMT Springfield area state Rep. Sara Lampe has harshly condemned comments from University of Missouri head football coach Gary Pinkel about the late Joe Paterno. Paterno was the longtime head football coach at Penn State University. He died Jan.

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Strong man, fast pigs Fri, 20 Jul 2012 01:00:28 GMT When the 76th annual Ozark Empire Fair kicks into gear July 27, the summer sizzler will feature the same nostalgic food, rides and games that most fairs offer.

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Aho plays plenty of bags, even his own Fri, 20 Jul 2012 01:00:18 GMT In an art form that values personal expression, pianist and educator Kyle Aho often must set aside his preferences to accommodate the style that's called for. In the jazz world, this imperative is known as 'playing the bag.' In the Missouri Jazz Orchestra

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Austin provides thrill for players Fri, 20 Jul 2012 00:59:18 GMT Philip Parham recently retired as a Catholic priest, so these days he's always trying to improve his tennis game.

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Stiles lands first coaching position Fri, 20 Jul 2012 00:58:48 GMT Loyola Marymount women's basketball coach Charity Elliott had no reservations when it came to hiring an assistant with no coaching experience. When Jackie Stiles in the one you're hiring, the decision is a no-brainer, Elliott said.

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Cardinals Report Fri, 20 Jul 2012 00:58:39 GMT Northwest Arkansas Naturals vs. Springfield Cardinals, 7:08 p.m. at Hammons Field World Series replica rings (2,000); post-game fireworks KWTO 98.7 FM Tonight: Northwest Arkansas RHP Yordano Ventura (0-1, 13.50 ERA) vs.

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TV / Radio listings Fri, 20 Jul 2012 00:58:28 GMT Formula One: Practice for Grand Prix of Germany, at Hockenheim, Germany, 7 a.m. — SPEED TORC: At Joliet, Ill., 8 p.m. — SPEED Junior Lightweights: Juan Carlos Burgos (29-1-0) vs. Cesar Vazquez (25-0-0), at Laughlin, Nev., 8 p.m.

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Lake levels / solunar tables Fri, 20 Jul 2012 00:58:08 GMT Lake Stage Previous Change Power Pool Bull Shoals 651.15 651.29 -0.14 654.00 Beaver 1114.51 1114.53 -0.02 1121.40 Table Rock 911.20 911.29 -0.09 915.00 Stockton 864.45 864.64 -0.19 867.00 Pomme de Terre 839.60 839.63 -0.03 839.00 Truman 705.05 705.06 -0.0

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Healthbeat report: Looking for Trouble Thu, 19 Jul 2012 20:25:50 GMT Expanded newborn screening can detect diseases, but can also lead to difficult decisions.

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Texas Children's Center for Global Health celebrates 1-year anniversary of successful sickle cell disease screening ... Thu, 19 Jul 2012 14:45:00 GMT HOUSTON, July 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Exactly one year after launching the Angolan Sickle Cell Initiative, Texas Children's Center for Global Health is proud to announce that more than 16,000 babies have been screened for this once-overlooked killer of children in Africa.(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120719/DC43489)Encouraged by the First Lady of Angola, and aided by ...

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Pulse Oximetry Screening Hailed as the 'New Milestone' to Combat Critical Congenital Heart Disease - Signal Extraction ... Tue, 17 Jul 2012 06:00:00 GMT IRVINE, Calif., July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pulse oximetry screening is a "new milestone" in the war on critical congenital heart disease (CCHD), one of the most common causes of infant deaths ...

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Today's top stories Sun, 15 Jul 2012 22:53:14 GMT Thousands of babies in six areas across the country are to be screened for five rare diseases which - undetected - cause severe disability.

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Newborn screening tests pilot launched Sun, 15 Jul 2012 16:53:36 GMT Bradley Wiggins has become the first British winner of the Tour De France in its 109 year history. Wiggins wins Tour de France A 7-year-old boy has died after suffering serious head injuries at a museum in County Durham.

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Latest ITV News reports Sun, 15 Jul 2012 16:38:24 GMT Trusts across the country currently screen every newborn for five conditions, including cystic fibrosis and sickle cell disorders.

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Inventors, researchers bag 2012 NSTW Awards Sat, 14 Jul 2012 03:42:16 GMT OUTSTANDING inventors, researchers and scientists were honored at this year’s 2012 National Science and Technology Week. Organized by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), the awarding, which recognized the works that help improve the people’s lives, was held at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City on Tuesday. It was part of the highlights of the opening ceremonies of the five-day ...

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[TV] Garrie Concepcion and K-La perform for DZMM's Buntis Congress - Posted on: 2012-07-09 18:27:20 Tue, 10 Jul 2012 05:07:23 GMT The second leg of the Buntis Congress will take place in Palawan this August.

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Stanford researchers move fetal genome testing ahead Wed, 4 Jul 2012 10:42:57 GMT Stanford researchers move fetal genome testing ahead In a discovery that widens a lens into lives not yet lived, Stanford University School of Medicine researchers have for the first time determined an unborn child's genome with nothing but a blood sample from the mother. "Many families would dread having a child with Down syndrome," said Marcy Darnovsky, associate executive director of the ...

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Cat Litter Parasite May Raise Suicide Risk Mon, 2 Jul 2012 15:47:33 GMT Women infected with a parasite found in dirty kitty litter, undercooked meat, and unwashed vegetables may be at higher risk for self-injury and suicide, a new study shows.

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Perils of Newborn Screening Mon, 2 Jul 2012 02:10:28 GMT The first symptoms often appear a month or two after birth. The babies' muscles stiffen. They lose their hearing and vision, stop sleeping and scream in pain. Some develop seizures. By the time many parents learn that their children have Krabbe disease--a rare genetic disorder that degrades nerve cells--it is too late for the only viable treatment, a transfusion of umbilical cord blood stem ...

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Virginia Launches Critical Congenital Heart Disease Screening Initiative for Newborns Fri, 29 Jun 2012 11:02:19 GMT William A. Hazel, Jr., MD, Virginia Secretary of Health and Human Resources, joined Kurt D. Newman, MD, President and CEO, Children’s National Medical Center, in announcing the launch of a critical congenital heart disease newborn screening (critical CHD) initiative in Virginia.Fairfax, VA (PRWEB) June 29, 2012 William A. Hazel, Jr., MD, Virginia Secretary of Health and Human Resources, joined ...

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DZMM Buntis Congress Promotes the Importance of Breastfeeding Fri, 29 Jun 2012 08:28:07 GMT 800 expectant moms learn crash course in motherhood at DZMM Buntis Congress. When Charies Novelas found out she was pregnant in December last year, the 21-year old restaurant worker had to break up with her boyfriend and the father of her child. While the father of the child did not welcome the news, Charies’ mother [...]

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Pregnancy & Beyond series in Makati Medical Center Fri, 29 Jun 2012 01:24:22 GMT Whether mom or mom-to-be, go straight to the experts and get all the medical advice you need on the journey to and through parenthood at Makati Medical Center as the premier health institution holds Pregnancy and Beyond 2012, its annual series of free lay forums about pregnancy and baby care.

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St. Louise Hospital among first in newborn screening Tue, 26 Jun 2012 10:56:45 GMT Every newborn at Saint Louise Regional Hospital, located at 9400 No Name Uno in Gilroy, is now receiving a life-saving test that only a few U.S. hospitals are currently offering, according to a press

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Jeffrey Modell Foundation Hosts Historic Middle East Summit Tue, 26 Jun 2012 06:00:00 GMT NEW YORK, June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --  Today, 60 of the world's leading expert Immunologists from 18 countries in the Middle East convened for an historic three day Scientific Summit on Primary Immunodeficiencies ...

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Spot On Sciences Awarded $1 Million DARPA Grant to Develop a Blood Sample Collection Device Mon, 25 Jun 2012 12:49:10 GMT AUSTIN, Texas, June 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Spot On Sciences, Inc., an Austin-based medical device company, has received a two-year, $1 million Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to further develop a...

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Meet the public watchdog with bite [Video] Sat, 23 Jun 2012 20:49:53 GMT To heartless bureaucrats and bumbling politicians, Andre Marin is the proverbial skunk at a garden party.

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Parents must be considered during expansion of genetic screening programs for newborns Fri, 22 Jun 2012 07:21:59 GMT Parents must be considered when states decide to expand genetic screening programs for newborns, according to a new study that looked at mandatory testing panels and political pressure by advocacy groups.

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KELLY, LAFONTAINE, KIMBALL HONORED FOR WITH JEFFERSON AWARDS Thu, 21 Jun 2012 06:40:36 GMT WASHINGTON, June 19, 2012 â Recognizing their selfless, generous and tireless commitment toward improving the world around them, Jim Kelly, Pat LaFontaine and Charlie Kimball have been awarded with the Jefferson Award, one of the nationâs top hono...

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Parents Seen as Critical Stakeholders in Expanding Newborn Screening Wed, 20 Jun 2012 21:56:58 GMT Researchers from the University of Chicago Medicine argue that parents should be critical stakeholders in the expansion of newborn screening to include lysosomal storage diseases (LSDs).

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Utahns speak out on ‘essential’ insurance benefits Tue, 19 Jun 2012 18:54:09 GMT Utahns speak out on ‘essential’ insurance benefits By kirsten stewart The Salt Lake Tribune Published Jun 19, 2012 07:46PM MDT Assuming federal health reform survives Supreme Court scrutiny, the country will, for the first time, have a standard definition for “essential benefits” that insurance plans must cover. But deciding what to include or exclude is tricky business. The Utah Legislative ...

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Baby soaps and shampoos trigger positive marijuana tests Tue, 19 Jun 2012 09:38:15 GMT Commonly used baby soaps and shampoos, including products from Johnson & Johnson, Aveeno and CVS, can trigger a positive result on newborns' marijuana screening tests, according to a recent study. A minute amount of the cleansing products in a urine sample — just 0.1 milliliters or less — was found to cause a positive result.

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Mukilteo girl with rare disease defies worst fears Sun, 17 Jun 2012 00:23:39 GMT Ava Kaiser, 7, and her mother, Kristin Temperly, at their home in Mukilteo. Ava Kaiser, 7, and her mother, Kristin Temperly, enjoy a few moments together at home in Mukilteo.

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Baby soap linked to newborns' positive pot test Thu, 14 Jun 2012 08:47:40 GMT Certain soaps used to wash babies shortly after birth may cause the baby to test positive for marijuana on some newborn screening tests, a new study suggests.

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Strange Reason for Baby's Positive Pot Test Found Thu, 14 Jun 2012 05:06:30 GMT Certain soaps used to wash babies shortly after birth may cause the baby to test positive for marijuana on some newborn screening tests, a new study suggests.

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Newborn Screening May Miss Adrenal-Gland Disorder Tue, 12 Jun 2012 20:55:01 GMT TUESDAY, June 12 (HealthDay News) -- Routine newborn screening failed to identify about one-fifth of infants with an adrenal gland disorder called congenital adrenal hyperplasia, a new study has found.

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New bloodspot test for newborns Mon, 11 Jun 2012 06:17:48 GMT Parents of newborn babies in Wales are being offered testing for an additional medical condition from this month. Babies who have their newborn bloodspot sample taken on or after 1 June 2012 will be offered screening for Medium chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency (MCADD).

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MultiCare expands newborn CHD screening to Good Samaritan Wed, 6 Jun 2012 00:20:25 GMT Technology: Pulse oximetry can read oxygen levels, potentially detect heart or lung defects | Congenital heart defect, a leading cause of newborn and infant death which results in one in 100 births, has been an overlooked diagnosis for many years.

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APHL to Collaborate With Colorado School of Public Health on Multi-Million Dollar Initiative to Support Newborn ... Thu, 31 May 2012 14:24:00 GMT SILVER SPRING, MD-- - The Association of Public Health Laboratories and the Colorado School of Public Health , University of Colorado, will develop and manage the Newborn Screening Technical Assistance ...

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APHL Awarded Multi-Million Dollar Cooperative Agreement for Newborn Screening Technical Assistance and Evaluation ... Wed, 30 May 2012 11:37:00 GMT SILVER SPRING, MD-- - The Association of Public Health Laboratories has been awarded a five-year cooperative agreement of up to $4.1 million by the Genetics Services Branch of the U.S. Health and Human ...

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New Jersey Public Health and Environmental Laboratory Receives Gold Standard Award From Association of Public Health ... Wed, 23 May 2012 16:37:00 GMT SEATTLE, WA-- - The New Jersey Public Health and Environmental Laboratory was awarded the Association of Public Health Laboratories' 2012 Gold Standard Award for Public Health Laboratory Excellence Award ...

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What passed, what failed in the 2012 Legislature and what it means to you Sat, 19 May 2012 05:05:19 GMT Abortion DFL Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed two abortion-related bills passed by the GOP-led Legislature. One of the bills would have required a doctor to be present when a woman is given the abortion-inducing pill

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Rochester leaders disappointed in 2012 legislative session Sat, 19 May 2012 05:05:09 GMT One word summarizes the legislative session for Rochester's leaders — disappointment. The city of Rochester failed to achieve its top priority for the session — getting $35 million in state

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Just Breathe: Remembering Jonny Bajdek at Saturday walk Sat, 19 May 2012 04:50:02 GMT Tricia Sloma caught up with some supporters who are remembering Jonny Bajdek, their close friend who passed away earlier this year.

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Quest Diagnostics introduces four new tests panels for CAH Sat, 19 May 2012 04:02:36 GMT Quest Diagnostics, the world's leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services, has extended its endocrine diagnostics menu with the introduction of four new tests panels for congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH), an endocrine disorder found in newborns, children and women.

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Quest Diagnostics Develops CAH Tests - Analyst Blog Fri, 18 May 2012 13:42:25 GMT Quest Diagnostics ( DGX ) recently announced that it has expanded its endocrine diagnostics portfolio with the recent introduction of four new tests panels for congenital adrenal

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Quest Diagnostics Develops CAH Tests Fri, 18 May 2012 13:15:27 GMT Quest Diagnostics recently introduced four new tests panels for congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH).

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Just Breathe: Remembering Jonny Bajdek Fri, 18 May 2012 04:47:16 GMT Tricia Sloma caught up with some supporters who are remembering Jonny Bajdek, their close friend who passed away earlier this year.

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Quest Diagnostics Extends Endocrine Diagnostic Menu with New Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia Steroid Screening ... Thu, 17 May 2012 12:48:09 GMT MADISON, N.J., May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services, has extended its endocrine diagnostics menu with the introduction of four new tests panels for congenital adrenal...

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Quest Diagnostics introduces four new test panels for CAH Thu, 17 May 2012 12:31:35 GMT Quest Diagnostics has extended its endocrine diagnostics menu with the introduction of four new tests panels for congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH), an endocrine disorder found in newborns, children ...

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Colorado Adds ‘Bubble Boy Disease’ To List Of Newborn Tests Wed, 16 May 2012 19:48:29 GMT When a baby is born in Colorado, a tiny blood sample from the heel is screened for 35 serious disorders. This year the state added what's often called "Bubble Boy Disease" to its list of newborn tests.

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80 healthcare professionals attend Metabolic Dieticians Workshop Mon, 14 May 2012 14:05:29 GMT Out of nearly 160,000 babies screened at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) for metabolic disorders in the last nine years, about 270 babies have tested positive, a leading neonatal expert said.

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Province launches expanded newborn screening program Fri, 11 May 2012 15:25:55 GMT Manitoba is now among one of the top provinces in the country when it comes to testing newborns following an expansion announced Tuesday.[...]

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An activist and a mother who never wavered despite family difficulties Thu, 10 May 2012 21:59:11 GMT By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – Mothers aspire for a better life and future for their children, thus she will work hard to put her children to a good school and make sure that her children eat three times a day. But for Melissa San Miguel, a children rights advocate, an activist and [...]

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Dayton signs bill on newborn blood screening, retention of test samples Thu, 10 May 2012 18:17:00 GMT Parents of babies who are tested through the state's newborn screening program will have the option of letting public health officials retain the infant's blood sample and test results for up to 18 years, according to a bill signed into law Thursday, May 10, by Gov. Mark Dayton.

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New state-wide screening program for babies Wed, 9 May 2012 20:55:19 GMT Parents and doctors from All Children's Hospital and USF immunology applaud a new state-wide screening program for babies.

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State Capital Highlights Wed, 9 May 2012 08:12:10 GMT Three movements occurred last week in a legal battle over whether the state of Texas will allow health services to be rendered by Planned Parenthood affiliate clinics under the federal and state funded Women’s Health Program.

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Canadians affected by rare, brain-threatening disorder mark first PKU Awareness Month in May Wed, 9 May 2012 02:59:00 GMT Improved access to specialized care and treatment for PKU is needed throughout patients' lives TORONTO , May 9, 2012 /CNW/ - During Canada's first PKU Awareness Month, the Canadian PKU and Allied Disorders ...

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Newborn screening helping babies lead healthier lives Tue, 8 May 2012 11:04:30 GMT Twenty-six affected babies have been identified since the province started screening newborns for more than 40 different health conditions in September.

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Jeffrey Modell Foundation Plans Historic Middle East Meeting Mon, 7 May 2012 06:00:00 GMT NEW YORK, May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Physicians from 17 Middle East countries will convene next month for the first Middle East Workshop on Primary Immunodeficiencies (PI). The three day meeting is being ...

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Screened at birth: Texas adding nationwide recommendation Sun, 6 May 2012 10:21:19 GMT Texas will begin screening babies at birth for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID). The need for early detection of this disorder has been suggested by the U.S. Secretary for Health and Human Services for the past two years.

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House passes newborn blood law prompted by Mankato case Thu, 3 May 2012 15:29:29 GMT Mankato lawyers had represented some 100 parents in the case

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Newborns will now be screened for SCID Thu, 3 May 2012 15:27:40 GMT The Texas Department of State Health Services is adding severe combined immunodeficiency, SCID, to the list of diseases that all newborns in Texas are screened for at birth, it was announced Thursday.

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House approves revamp of newborn screening consent Thu, 3 May 2012 15:14:40 GMT The Minnesota House has approved a new approach to parental consent for newborn blood samples used to test for genetic and congenital disorders.

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KEYC - Mankato News, Weather, Sports -House approves revamp of newborn screening consent Thu, 3 May 2012 14:37:02 GMT ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The Minnesota House has approved a new approach to parental consent for newborn blood samples used to test for genetic and congenital disorders.

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Blood test helps save newborn babies' lives Wed, 2 May 2012 12:19:48 GMT PHOENIX -- On the outside they look healthy, but for thousands of newborns, what's on the inside is deadly. There is hope, however, thanks to a newborn screening program. A single drop of blood is giving doctors insight into the baby's future. Whenever 9-year-old Grant Hall wants a snack, he has to calculate a complicated math problem. Everything he eats is not only weighed but also logged ...

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Newborns Should Be Screened For Heart Defects Wed, 2 May 2012 07:16:24 GMT There is now overwhelming evidence that all babies should be offered screening for heart defects at birth, according to a major new study published online in The Lancet. Heart defects are the most common type of birth defects in the UK. Although newborns often show no visible signs of the condition, if not treated promptly it can be fatal. The research, led by a Queen Mary, University of London ...

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Newborns should be screened for heart defects, study shows Tue, 1 May 2012 16:25:33 GMT There is now overwhelming evidence that all babies should be offered screening for heart defects at birth, according to a major new study published online in the Lancet.

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Geneticist develops tool to identify genes important in disease, tailoring individual treatment Tue, 1 May 2012 11:08:12 GMT Medical researchers have devised a technique for testing the consequence of variant human gene alleles (alternative sequences of a single gene) by moving them into yeast cells. Once swapped into yeast, colony growth can be compared to reveal functional differences.

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Luminex Corporation Reports First Quarter 2012 Results Mon, 30 Apr 2012 13:05:00 GMT AUSTIN, Texas, April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Luminex Corporation (LMNX) today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2012.  Financial and operating highlights include ...

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Leading Newborn Screening Organization Announces Partnership to Support Advocacy on Global Level Mon, 30 Apr 2012 06:00:00 GMT CINCINNATI, April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --  Save Babies Through Screening Foundation (SBTS), the only national volunteer-run nonprofit organization devoted exclusively to the advocacy of newborn screening ...

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Partly Cloudy Sat, 28 Apr 2012 14:51:45 GMT Ashwaubenon (WFRV) Hundreds hit the pavement to take part in the March of Dimes March for Babies event in Ashwaubenon on Saturday. More than 120-thousand babies are born with serious birth defects that can mean a lifetime of disability.

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AM Showers Sat, 28 Apr 2012 14:51:45 GMT Ashwaubenon (WFRV) Hundreds hit the pavement to take part in the March of Dimes March for Babies event in Ashwaubenon on Saturday. More than 120-thousand babies are born with serious birth defects that can mean a lifetime of disability.

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Mostly Sunny Sat, 28 Apr 2012 14:51:45 GMT Ashwaubenon (WFRV) Hundreds hit the pavement to take part in the March of Dimes March for Babies event in Ashwaubenon on Saturday. More than 120-thousand babies are born with serious birth defects that can mean a lifetime of disability.

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Few Storms Sat, 28 Apr 2012 14:51:45 GMT Ashwaubenon (WFRV) Hundreds hit the pavement to take part in the March of Dimes March for Babies event in Ashwaubenon on Saturday. More than 120-thousand babies are born with serious birth defects that can mean a lifetime of disability.

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March of Dimes takes to Columbia Park Saturday Fri, 27 Apr 2012 08:16:56 GMT A thousand walkers from Tri-Cities prepare for the annual “March for Babies” on April 28th at Columbia Park in Kennewick at 9 a.m.

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Carlisle salon to host event in support of Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Fri, 27 Apr 2012 07:04:50 GMT Bright blue eyes. Blond hair. Adorable laugh.

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Luminex Corporation Receives CE Mark for Revolutionary Newborn Screening Platform Thu, 26 Apr 2012 13:05:00 GMT AUSTIN, Texas, April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Luminex Corporation  (LMNX) announced today that it has received CE marking of both the xMAP NeoPlex4 Assay and NeoPlex® System.  This unique system ...

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Forward Thinking Thu, 26 Apr 2012 08:48:44 GMT The Albert Einstein College of Medicine's Harry Ostrer imagines that personalized prevention will be a standard part of healthcare by April 25, 2023. In a post at the Oxford University Press blog, Ostrer envisions the state of genomic medicine in primary care 11 years from now, saying that by 2015, patients' genomics information will have already been fully integrated into their electronic ...

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The Interview: Dr. Johnson Haynes Tue, 24 Apr 2012 15:27:39 GMT The observations Dr. Johnson Haynes made during his residency in the 1980's concerning sickle cell patients' pain from the disease earned him the accolade of published author.

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Jeffrey Modell Foundation Joins with 20 Countries to Launch World Primary Immunodeficiency Week Mon, 23 Apr 2012 06:00:00 GMT NEW YORK, April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 25 years ago, Vicki and Fred Modell established the Jeffrey Modell Foundation, in memory of their son Jeffrey, who lost his battle with Primary Immunodeficiency ...

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NEW! SCID:A Parent’s Guide for the Newly Diagnosed Sun, 22 Apr 2012 07:42:09 GMT Roughly 10 states have already implemented newborn screening for SCID with likely another four more to follow this year.

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At the Capitol: Health Department seeks law change after high court ruling Fri, 20 Apr 2012 15:21:45 GMT A state Supreme Court ruling last year could prevent the Minnesota Department of Health from collecting certain kinds of important public health information, according to a letter sent to state lawmakers Friday, April 20.

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United States DoD Contracts for April 19, 2012 Thu, 19 Apr 2012 23:26:13 GMT ...

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Senate panel approves newborn-testing bill sought by Camarillo mother Wed, 18 Apr 2012 17:28:00 GMT State Senate Health Committee approves a bill that would mandate the screening of newborns in California for two lysosomal storage diseases, including Krabbe disease.

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New early hearing website to help improve outcomes for children Wed, 18 Apr 2012 12:10:28 GMT The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has launched a new website that provides resources for parents, providers and other professionals about Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) for infants and children. The site is www.improveehdi.org/mn.  

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SCID Testing A Possibility for Parents with Family History of PIDD Tue, 17 Apr 2012 08:12:23 GMT Susan Giorgi-Branch is a patient with a primary immunodeficiency who has been advocating for newborn screening of Severe Combined Immune Deficiency (SCID) in her home state of Rhode Island for several years.

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Global Genetic Testing Industry Mon, 16 Apr 2012 06:35:00 GMT NEW YORK, April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Genetic Testing Industry http://www.reportlinker.com/p098275/Global-Genetic-Testing-Industry.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=In_Vitro_This ...

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Michigan hospitals add test to uncover heart defects in newborns Sun, 15 Apr 2012 00:08:02 GMT It's a simple test, but it can make a life or death difference for newborns with a previously undiscovered heart defect. Pulse oximetry in infants — a variation of the finger-clip test many Americans get to determine whether the heart is pumping blood effectively — is being added in U. Michigan — as a common newborn screening tool....

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Toddler fights for his life at All Children's, as advocates push for new infant health screening test Fri, 13 Apr 2012 15:37:09 GMT Requiring a test for a rare, deadly immune disorder awaits Gov. Scott's signature.

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Boost in Leeds woman’s fight for improved screening of newborn babies Thu, 12 Apr 2012 04:20:03 GMT GRANDMOTHER Patricia Roberts has had a victory in her national campaign for improved screening of newborn babies.

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Half of British babies to be tested for rare inherited diseases Mon, 9 Apr 2012 02:39:31 GMT More than half of the babies born in the UK will be screened for five rare debilitating disorders as a result of a year-long NHS pilot scheme running from July.

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Newborn screening to be expanded Sat, 7 Apr 2012 23:53:04 GMT The number of genetic diseases for which newborn babies are tested will double in a pilot study by the Department of Health.

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UK & World News: Babies to be tested for disorders Sat, 7 Apr 2012 17:34:30 GMT More than half of the babies born in the UK will be screened for five rare inherited illnesses as a result of a year-long NHS pilot scheme running from July.

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Sponsored by Sat, 7 Apr 2012 16:24:44 GMT More than half of the babies born in the UK will be screened for five rare inherited illnesses as a result of a year-long NHS pilot scheme running from July.

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Babies to be tested for disorders Sat, 7 Apr 2012 16:09:54 GMT More than half of the babies born in the UK will be screened for five rare inherited illnesses as a result of a year-long NHS pilot scheme running from July.

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Practice Makes Perfect Fri, 6 Apr 2012 09:18:33 GMT A new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention aims to clarify CLIA requirements regarding biochemical genetic testing and newborn screening, and recommends quality assurance practices beyond those required by CLIA. "

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GenMark Diagnostics to license RTP firm’s microfluidics technology Fri, 6 Apr 2012 08:22:51 GMT Microfluidics technology developed by Advanced Liquid Logic would become part of new diagnostics developed by GenMark Diagnostics (NASDAQ:GNMK) in a preliminary deal that would also give GenMark an equity stake in its new partner. GenMark has agreed to license “electrowetting” technology from Advanced Liquid Logic, or ALL, to develop in vitro diagnostics products. Under the tentative [...]

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Father-scientist probes daughter's ailment Thu, 5 Apr 2012 08:53:10 GMT Editor’s Note: The following report first appeared in FSH Watch, a publication of the Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy Society. It is reprinted with permission. Dr. Fran Sverdrup is a senior research scientist for the Center for World Health and Medicine at St. Louis University, St. Louis, Mo. Sverdrup is a Libby native, and his parents, Larry and Emily Sverdrup make their home in Libby.

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GenMark, Advanced Liquid Logic to Collaborate on IVD Platform Thu, 5 Apr 2012 07:18:33 GMT NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – GenMark Diagnostics and Advanced Liquid Logic today announced a Heads of Agreement defining the terms of a partnership to develop an all-electronic fully integrated in vitro diagnostic platform.

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Newborn Screening for SCID in Rhode Island Thu, 5 Apr 2012 06:27:09 GMT Founded in 1980, the Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF) is the national patient organization dedicated to improving the diagnosis, treatment and quality of life of persons with Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases through advocacy, education, and research.

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GenMark and Advanced Liquid Logic Enter into Agreement to Develop an All-Electronic Fully Integrated Diagnostic Platform Thu, 5 Apr 2012 03:00:00 GMT GenMark Diagnostics, Inc., and Advanced Liquid Logic, Inc. announced today that they have entered into a Heads of Agreement defining the key terms of a collabo

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Renowned geneticist R. Rodney Howell receives ACMG Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award Tue, 3 Apr 2012 07:39:22 GMT ( American College of Medical Genetics ) R. Rodney Howell, M.D., FACMG, is the recipient of the 2012 American College of Medical Genetics Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Howell is professor of Pediatrics and Chairman Emeritus at the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami.Dr. Howell, president of the American College of Medical Genetics Foundation, was honored for his ...

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Dr. Rebecca Buckley comments: Parents, doctors urge states to screen for 'bubble boy' disease Mon, 2 Apr 2012 04:01:56 GMT Samantha Penn was born with SCID in 2009. She was too sick for a transplant and died in 2011. Courtesy of Sara Penn Ray Ballard was born with SCID in 1994. His mother, Barb, said he's "lucky to be alive" after a half-match transplant.

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ACMG Issues Guidelines on Sequencing for Dx, Screening Purposes Thu, 29 Mar 2012 12:48:39 GMT NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The American College of Medical Genetics last night released a policy statement and guidelines for the use of genomic sequencing for diagnostic genetic screening applications.

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Child with rare disease to be on calendar Sun, 25 Mar 2012 21:04:03 GMT Jase Dersham. (Photo provided by Jessy Dersham) ENID — An Enid child who was diagnosed with a rare disease has been selected to be in the Miracle Network calendar next year.

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HMC expands its screening programme for newborns Sat, 24 Mar 2012 15:22:43 GMT The Hamad Medical Corporation’s Newborn Screening Programme has tied up with the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin - one of the top US paediatric facilities - on conducting a new test to check for severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) among newborns in Qatar.

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State roundup: Union seeks $80M from N.Y. for health aides' insurance Fri, 23 Mar 2012 01:58:31 GMT As Gov. Andrew Cuomo and lawmakers lurch toward a budget deal, the state's largest health-care union is asking Albany for another bailout of its troubled insurance fund. The union, 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, is asking the state for $80 million more in Medicaid dollars so it can keep on providing health insurance to personal-care aides.

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Autism Experts at Drexel Available to Comment for Autism Awareness Month Wed, 21 Mar 2012 15:26:18 GMT Experts at Drexel University are available to comment about autism. Drexel recently established the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, the nation's first autism center focused on public health science. Topics include: environmental exposures and autism risk,, nursing for autism spectrum disorders, care across the lifespan, autism in college students, history of autism, risk communication and ethics.

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From the Senate: Legislative clock winding down in a hurry Tue, 20 Mar 2012 07:37:23 GMT The critical time is now here. With seven days left, vigilance is the watchword. Last week, the Georgia Senate passed the amended 2012 budget. It totals $18.5 billion, which is a slight increase from the original 2012 budget. It includes some $207 million in new funds.

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New three-step process for DMD newborn screening Mon, 19 Mar 2012 21:57:18 GMT Investigators at Nationwide Children's Hospital, working with the DNA Sequencing Core Facility at the University of Utah, have developed an approach to newborn screening (NBS) for the life-threatening genetic disorder, Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and potentially other muscular dystrophies.

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March Of Dimes Advocates March At Statehouse Mon, 19 Mar 2012 15:08:15 GMT A group of advocates marched into the statehouse to talk with legislators about issues concerning newborn screening and health care access Monday.

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Newborn Screening for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Shows Promise as an International Model Mon, 19 Mar 2012 12:30:21 GMT Investigators at Nationwide Children's Hospital, working with the DNA Sequencing Core Facility at the University of Utah, have developed an approach to newborn screening (NBS) for the life-threatening genetic disorder, Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and potentially other muscular dystrophies. As a model for NBS, the approach published online in January in the Annals of Neurology provides ...

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Newborn screening for DMD shows promise as an international model Mon, 19 Mar 2012 11:48:35 GMT ( Nationwide Children's Hospital ) Investigators at Nationwide Children's Hospital, working with the DNA Sequencing Core Facility at the University of Utah, have developed an approach to newborn screening (NBS) for the life-threatening genetic disorder, Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and potentially other muscular dystrophies.

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Doctors, parents urge testing for SCID Mon, 19 Mar 2012 11:43:43 GMT Doctors and parents are urging Governor Scott to sign a bill that establishes newborn screening tests for a serious condition called SCID.

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Sun Tan City's Sunless Tanning Event Benefiting March of Dimes Louisville [Louisville Dot Chic] Fri, 16 Mar 2012 13:45:52 GMT by Bella Portaro   Sun Tan City is hosting a sunless tanning event this weekend Saturday, March 17, 2012 and Sunday, March 18, 2012 at participating locations. When customers make a $5.00 donation, they will receive a free sunless session. For those who love a tan without the UV’s effects and want to support March of Dimes, this is a perfect opportunity to do something for yourself while doing ...

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Vacancies with Abt Associates Thu, 15 Mar 2012 19:37:19 GMT Abt Associates, a major American business and government research, technical assistance, and consulting company, seeks qualified candidates for a potential health project that aims to develop and implement a comprehensive and integrated approach to addressing the needs of disabled populations in Danang, Vietnam.

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Giving Hope – March of Dimes Wed, 14 Mar 2012 13:28:42 GMT Giving hope is one of the main goals of participating in the March of Dimes March for Babies. Monies raised in this annual event helps support programs in our local areas that help mothers have healthy, full-term pregnancies as well as funds research to find answers to problems that threaten our newborns. March of Dimes was begun in 1970 and has raised over $2 billion dollars for the benefit of ...

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Vestal family hosts Beverly event to raise funds to find UCD cure Wed, 14 Mar 2012 11:10:57 GMT With two children diagnosed with Urea Cycle Disorder (UCD), the Vestal family is sponsoring a fundraiser to raise money for research into the diseas. The fundraiser for the Allstar Foundation will be Saturday, March 24 at 6 p.m. at the Vittori-Rocci Post  in Beverly. Tickets are $50 per person, and can be purchased on the website for the foundation, www.allstarfoundationforucd.com .

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Two local young boys live with a rare genetic enzyme deficiency Tue, 13 Mar 2012 15:31:50 GMT Two local families, the Farrs and the Magyars, have sons who suffer from Urea Cycle Disorders , a rare enzyme deficiency. The Farr Family, of New Britain, started CJ's Fund for Urea Cycle Disorders, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness regarding UCD and funds for research, soon after their son, CJ, was diagnosed. The Magyar Family, of Southington, joined the Farr's in their ...

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Genetic Tests to Generate $25 Billion a Year, UnitedHealth Says Mon, 12 Mar 2012 02:54:54 GMT Genetic tests may become a $25 billion annual market in the U.S. within a decade, highlighting the need to identify which exams work the best, insurer UnitedHealth Group Inc. (UNH) said.

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Early diagnosis vital for kids with hearing loss Sun, 11 Mar 2012 16:54:51 GMT KUALA LUMPUR: Babies with totally impaired hearing have a good chance of speaking and attending a normal school if their hearing loss is diagnosed early.

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20. Early diagnosis vital for kids with hearing loss Sun, 11 Mar 2012 16:52:19 GMT KUALA LUMPUR: Babies with totally impaired hearing have a good chance of speaking and attending a normal school if their hearing loss is diagnosed early.

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U-M Researchers To Study Long-Term Health Outcomes Of Newborn Screenings Sat, 10 Mar 2012 02:55:46 GMT University of Michigan researchers will use computer modeling and patient surveys to study health and economic outcomes for screening of Krabbe disease, Pompe disease and phenylketonuria.

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Researchers to Study Health Effect of Newborn Screening Fri, 9 Mar 2012 21:39:56 GMT Researchers at the University of Michigan are planning a study to find out the long-term health outcomes and cost-effectiveness of newborn screening. The study will be based on three deadly diseases -Krabbe disease, Pompe disease and Phenylketonuria (PKU).

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Research center honors Hunter Kelly Fri, 9 Mar 2012 04:00:23 GMT National Football League Hall of Famer Jim Kelly and his wife, Jill, donned white lab coats Thursday as hosts of the inaugural tour of the Hunter James Kelly Research Institute, named in honor of their son who died of Krabbe Disease 3z years ago.

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Study on preterm babies Wed, 7 Mar 2012 13:48:18 GMT Infections such as lung disease, as well as poor nutrition during pregnancy and improper antenatal care have been identified as some of the leading reasons for babies are born preterm in Qatar.

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Foundation Challenges African Physicians from 17 Countries to Implement Regional "Call to Action" Wed, 7 Mar 2012 06:11:19 GMT NEW YORK, March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ 25 years ago, Vicki and Fred Modell established the Jeffrey Modell Foundation (JMF) in memory of their son Jeffrey, who lost his battle with Primary Immunodeficiency (PI) at the age of 15. The Foundation …

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Newborn screening cards to be returned Tue, 6 Mar 2012 11:50:33 GMT The HSE is to return newborn screening cards, which have been kept since 1984 without parental consent.

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New drug sparks hope in cystic fibrosis treatment Mon, 5 Mar 2012 22:03:09 GMT The United States Federal Drug Administration recently approved ivacaftor (Kalydeco, Vertex Pharmaceuticals) for patients 6 and older who have an uncommon form of cystic fibrosis and carry the G551D mutation in the fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene.

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Newborn screening programme to be augmented Mon, 5 Mar 2012 13:34:51 GMT After achieving a very high success rate since its inception in 2003, the Newborn Screening Programme at the Women’s Hospital, will soon begin testing newborns for severe combined immune deficiency bringing the number of diseases being tested in newbies to thirty-three.

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They call her their million-dollar baby. Mon, 5 Mar 2012 12:57:10 GMT Sixteen years ago, Donna and Tim Sawyer had their first child, a girl. Like all new parents, they nervously brought Alex home and learned how to care for her.

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To Protect Children From Lead, Fix Pregnant Women's Homes Fri, 2 Mar 2012 09:40:31 GMT Lead poisoning in children can be reduced by cleaning up pregnant women's homes, according to a new study. That would be better than waiting until children are exposed to identify the problem, experts say. But the cleanups are expensive, and money is tight.

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AHRQ grants U-M $2.5M to study long-term health outcomes and cost-effectiveness of newborn screening Fri, 2 Mar 2012 05:27:38 GMT University of Michigan researchers will use a $2.5 million grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to study long-term health outcomes and cost-effectiveness of newborn screening.

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University of Michigan Researchers to Study Health Outcomes and Economics of Newborn Screening Thu, 1 Mar 2012 09:38:19 GMT Researchers will use computer modeling and patient surveys to study health and economic outcomes for screening of Krabbe disease, Pompe disease, and phenylketonuria.

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Pryor will split with Boozman on contraception vote Wed, 29 Feb 2012 17:44:44 GMT Three cheers for U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor. He apparently will not be spooked by the Republican claque into voting for a terrible bill to give employers leeway to deny any sort of medical service they find objectionable. It's about overturning President Obama's order that preventive health care for women be included, at insurance company cost, in all health plans, including contraception. Sen. John ...

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Rare diseases: Genomics, plain and simple Wed, 29 Feb 2012 10:29:14 GMT A Pennsylvania clinic working with Amish and Mennonite communities could be a model for personalized medicine.

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March of Dimes honors Alabama state health officer Mon, 27 Feb 2012 14:33:11 GMT Praises Don Williamson for commitment to newborn testing

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Groups Oppose Blunt's Contraceptive Amendment Mon, 27 Feb 2012 10:27:12 GMT Pediatricians, labor unions, charities that fight birth defects, and other groups came out in unsurprising opposition on Monday to an amendment proposed by Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., that would allow employers to exclude any insurance benefit that they deem immoral. The Senate is expected to vote some time this week on Blunt’s proposal, a vote that almost certainly will kill it. ...

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DOH pushes campaign on newborn screening Sat, 25 Feb 2012 14:36:25 GMT MANILA, Philippines – Baby Charles Yuri may look healthy and normal but his mother Jennifer Umali is still not assured.

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Alabama health officer Dr. Donald Williamson honored by March of Dimes Fri, 24 Feb 2012 13:02:54 GMT Dr. Donald Williamson, the State Health Officer for the Alabama Department of Public Health, will be recognized at 10 a.m. Monday during a ceremony at the RSA Tower in Montgomery by the March of Dimes for his leadership in newborn screenings.

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Child care official says poor families at risk under Brownback budget Wed, 22 Feb 2012 01:06:36 GMT By GORDON D. FIEDLER JR. Poor families and children will be harmed by two features in the proposed budget of Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, according to Shannon Cotsoradis, president and chief executive officer of Kansas Action for Children.

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Newborn screening tagumpay Tue, 21 Feb 2012 08:35:22 GMT Sa tulong ng Rotary Club of Sampaguita Grace Park (Zone 2), na pinamumunuan ni Majestic President Ma. Theresa A. Fajardo, naisagawa ng pamahalaang-lunsod ng Caloocan City ang Newborn Screening para sa mga bagong silang na sanggol sa lunsod.

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Colorado To Test Newborns For 'Bubble Boy' Disease Fri, 17 Feb 2012 11:02:43 GMT The state of Colorado is adding a new test to the list of disorders newborns are screened for.

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Young delegate has open door policy for constituents Wed, 15 Feb 2012 11:58:22 GMT It would be understandable if you saw Peter Farrell in the General Assembly Building and thought he was a legislative intern

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UIHC offers new heart disease screening process for newborns Tue, 14 Feb 2012 23:16:06 GMT Hundreds of infant heart patients could be saved each year thanks to a new technology at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. The UIHC is the first facility in the state to offer a new heart disease screening on newborns.

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Newborn test at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics will screen for heart defects Tue, 14 Feb 2012 07:03:57 GMT A new form of newborn screening at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics could save the lives of babies born with heart defects. Pulse oximetry is a quick, non-invasive way to screen for seven forms of critical congenital heart defects, said Dr. Ben Reinking, a UI pediatric cardiologist.

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Leading Newborn Screening Organization Reaffirms Commitment to Public Health Value of Blood Spot Retention and Use Mon, 13 Feb 2012 06:00:00 GMT CINCINNATI, Feb. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --  Save Babies Through Screening Foundation (SBTS), the only national volunteer-run nonprofit organization devoted exclusively to the advocacy of newborn screening ...

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Crownover honored as health advocate Sat, 11 Feb 2012 20:47:52 GMT The American Heart Association presented state Rep. Myra Crownover, R-Denton, with the "Heart of Honor" award Friday for her leadership and commitment to public health issues, according to a news release from Crownover's office.

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Families fundraising Sat, 11 Feb 2012 20:19:47 GMT BRISTOL — Dedicated to combatting a rare genetic enzyme deficiency, two area families, each with a son afflicted with the disease, are hosting a fundraiser March 2 in Bristol.

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Retaining Luminex at Neutral - Analyst Blog Fri, 10 Feb 2012 16:09:01 GMT We reaffirm our Neutral recommendation on Luminex Corporation ( LMNX ) following its fourth-quarter 2011 results. Earnings of 11 cents a share for the quarter outperformed the Zacks

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Retaining Luminex at Neutral Fri, 10 Feb 2012 15:00:26 GMT We reaffirm our Neutral recommendation on Luminex following its fourth quarter results.

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Screening Gives Babies Fighting Chance Thu, 9 Feb 2012 20:42:58 GMT Kansas screens every newborn for 29 genetic conditions that, with intervention, can save children from a lifetime of problems.

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Eli Manning and Venus Williams to Lead March for Babies® in Manhattan Thu, 9 Feb 2012 05:00:00 GMT NEW YORK, Feb. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- March of Dimes New York Division announced today that two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning and tennis professional Venus Williams, will serve as Celebrity Co-Chairs ...

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Seven days: 3–9 February 2012 Wed, 8 Feb 2012 06:53:09 GMT The week in science: hope for drilling breakthrough to Antarctic lake; AstraZeneca’s neuroscience cuts; and how land-grabs threaten Africa’s sustainable development.

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Wanted: African-Americans to give blood to help those with sickle cell disease Tue, 7 Feb 2012 14:58:12 GMT Many people with the genetic blood disorder, most common among African-Americans, develop immune reactions from the transfusions because there isn't enough closely matched blood available.

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Caldwell kids know the drill with cystic fibrosis Tue, 7 Feb 2012 11:40:56 GMT CALDWELL – Mitchell Courtright, 2, snuggled into his father’s shoulder while his own little shoulders rose and fell, in sync with the rattling wheeze in his lungs. The wheeze could easily be heard fro

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Luminex's Q4 Revenues Climb 16 Percent on Strong Assay Sales Mon, 6 Feb 2012 15:48:23 GMT NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Luminex said after the close of the market Monday that its fourth-quarter revenues jumped 16 percent year over year, driven in part by a spike in assay sales and royalty revenue, while its full-year 2011 revenues rose 30 percent.

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Study: High Mercury Levels In North Shore Babies Fri, 3 Feb 2012 16:05:15 GMT Researchers at the Minnesota Department of Health found that one in 10 babies along the state's North Shore had high levels of mercury.

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Delano names Feb. 7-14 Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week Fri, 3 Feb 2012 12:51:16 GMT DELANO, MN – “What is this?” 3-year-old Joshua Hausladen asks, curiously examining the scars on his tiny chest. “That’s where the doctors fixed your heart,” his mother answers gently.

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Minnesota starts to destroy stored blood spots Fri, 3 Feb 2012 10:19:05 GMT Court ruling that the state must get consent to store samples from newborn screening could hinder biomedical research.

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To fight rare genetic disease local families plan fundraiser Thu, 2 Feb 2012 23:20:25 GMT BRISTOL — Dedicated to combating a rare genetic enzyme deficiency, two area families, each with a son afflicted with the disease, are hosting a fundraiser March 2 in Bristol.

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Babies and Deafness screening Wed, 1 Feb 2012 21:00:42 GMT My deafness is not hereditary, but nevertheless in the back of my mind was whether my delightful new grandson had somehow inherited my deafness.

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Marin’s words pack punch Wed, 1 Feb 2012 08:46:05 GMT WINDSOR, Ont. -- Ontario ombudsman Andre Marin said he took to Twitter to rebuke former Windsor police chief Gary Smith last month because it suited his style — frank, direct and clear.

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State starts destroying newborns' blood samples Wed, 1 Feb 2012 08:22:15 GMT The Minnesota Department of Health has begun destroying blood samples routinely collected from newborns because of a court decision that prohibits the storage of those samples. The samples are used by the Newborn Screening Program

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Couple Makes Multi-Million Dollar Commitment to Screen Every Newborn Baby for "Bubble Boy" Disease Wed, 1 Feb 2012 07:00:00 GMT NEW YORK, Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Frustrated with the slow pace of implementation of newborn screening for Severe Combined Immune Deficiency (SCID), Vicki and Fred Modell decided to coordinate and ...

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Chris Coleman not happy about 'scraps' for east metro | The Glean Wed, 1 Feb 2012 04:37:17 GMT MORNING EDITION Chris Coleman not happy about 'scraps' for east metro By Brian Lambert | Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012 The two mayors might need a happy hour together. St. Paul’s Chris Coleman has gone public with his displeasure at that $150 million tab for fixing up Target Center . In Frederick Melo’s story in the PiPress , he says: “Coleman told a large conference roomful of St. Paul business ...

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Mankato lawyers lead blood sample case Tue, 31 Jan 2012 21:11:20 GMT Farrish Johnson pushing for class action case for parents of newborns

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Plain spoken Ont. ombudsman committed to the job Tue, 31 Jan 2012 19:27:28 GMT Ontario Ombudsman Andre Marin said he took to Twitter to rebuke former Windsor police chief Gary Smith last month because it suited his style — frank, direct and clear.

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Health department begins destroying newborn blood samples Tue, 31 Jan 2012 19:23:21 GMT The Minnesota Department of Health has begun destroying newborn blood samples to comply with a recent court ruling, officials said Tuesday.

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LA BioMed, County Harbor open new Child Health Research Center Tue, 31 Jan 2012 18:29:08 GMT Nonprofit biomedical research group LA BioMed and County Harbor-UCLA Medical Center have unveiled a new Child Health Research Center on the hospital campus near Torrance.

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Minnesota high court ruling prompts destruction of newborn blood samples Tue, 31 Jan 2012 14:24:06 GMT The Minnesota Department of Health is beginning to destroy blood spot collection cards to comply with a ruling last year from the Minnesota Supreme Court.

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The Ethical Hazards and Programmatic Challenges of Genomic Newborn Screening [Viewpoint] Tue, 31 Jan 2012 14:09:01 GMT Advances in next-generation sequencing technologies have the potential to spur better integration of genetic testing into patient care. Appropriate utilization of these technologies will require the capacity to manage, interpret, and communicate large amounts of personal genetic information.

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Minnesota to begin destroying newborn blood samples Tue, 31 Jan 2012 14:05:23 GMT The Minnesota Health Department says it will begin destroying newborn blood samples to comply with a recent court ruling.

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Minn. to Begin Destroying Newborn Blood Samples Tue, 31 Jan 2012 13:44:14 GMT The Minnesota Health Department says it will begin destroying newborn blood samples to comply with a recent court ruling. A group of parents filed a lawsuit saying state law barred the department from keeping their babies' blood samples as part of the state's Newborn Screening Program.

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KEYC - Mankato News, Weather, Sports -Minn. to begin destroying newborn blood samples Tue, 31 Jan 2012 13:21:51 GMT ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The Minnesota Health Department says it will begin destroying newborn blood samples to comply with a recent court ruling.

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State to begin destroying newborn blood samples Tue, 31 Jan 2012 12:38:23 GMT The Minnesota Department of Health will begin destroying newborn blood samples to comply with a recent court ruling, officials said today.

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First in, first out? Tue, 31 Jan 2012 12:17:10 GMT Is eliminating seniority-based teacher layoffs an effective way to reform education and save schools money?

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The extra mile: March of Dimes Ambassador Family, volunteers rally support at breakfast Mon, 30 Jan 2012 14:09:34 GMT For 40 years, the March of Dimes March for Babies has been raising money to find answers for premature birth and defects with the legions of individuals who pull together for a common cause. This year, individuals in Orangeburg and Calhoun counties will be among more than seven million people in some 900 communities nationwide who will lace up their sneakers to participate.

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Stolen Lexington Clinic laptop contained patient information Mon, 30 Jan 2012 08:38:36 GMT Six weeks after a laptop containing patient information was stolen, the Lexington Clinic is notifying 1,018 patients of a privacy breach.

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Career Opportunities at Abt Associates Inc. Mon, 30 Jan 2012 00:19:59 GMT Abt Associates, a major American business and government research, technical assistance, and consulting company, seeks qualified candidates for a potential health project that aims to develop and implement a comprehensive and integrated approach to addressing the needs of disabled populations in Danang, Vietnam.

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CHOP Awarded $1.8M to Build Long-Term Repository of Clinical Data for Newborns with Genetic Disorders Thu, 26 Jan 2012 16:03:23 GMT The Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania has received $1.8 million from the Newborn Screening Translational Research Network to build a long-term repository of clinical records for infants diagnosed with genetic disorders through newborn screening tests.

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Newborn screening program data collected to track congenital disease treatment Wed, 25 Jan 2012 09:24:03 GMT The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is developing a data storage system connected to its newborn screening program to track the treatment of rare congenital diseases for research scientists to use. It is planning a data storage repository as part of the “Long-Term Follow-Up Data Collection Tool” project. It will store long-term clinical records of patients who [...]

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Payson family faces challenges of cystic fibrosis Tue, 24 Jan 2012 23:34:49 GMT Gabe Jockumsen is a delightful 10-year-old boy with blond hair, sparkling hazel eyes and freckles. He loves drawing, swimming, basketball and video games. Gabe also lives each day with the challenges

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40 Military Moms-To-Be Will be Showered During the PGA Tour's 2012 Farmers Insurance Open March of Dimes Provides Key ... Tue, 24 Jan 2012 13:06:16 GMT LA JOLLA, Calif., Jan. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Forty moms-to-be whose spouses are deployed with the military will have the opportunity to experience what many other expectant women may take for granted - a baby shower. These moms, whose spouses all are members of the U.S. Navy SEALs, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marines and California Army National Guard, will be honored during a group baby ...

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Opening Day of the 2012 Legislative session Tue, 24 Jan 2012 10:37:37 GMT The DFL and GOP Senate leaders offer a preview of their major issues, their unifying principles and their differences. Tom Crann, co-host Mike Mulcahy and reporter Tom Scheck give an overview of the key issues this session.

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University Hospitals blood drive focuses on need to treat sickle cell anemia Mon, 23 Jan 2012 11:45:32 GMT University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital is trying to put sickle cell anemia in the spotlight through its annual blood drive, focusing on the need for more African-American blood donors.

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Twins recover from liver transplant performed at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Thu, 19 Jan 2012 20:39:28 GMT The 16-month-old Gonzalez twins nearly died from a rare medical condition but were saved by medical technology developed at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. The twins, Charlotte and Sophia, both have a rare genetic disease called monomelic amyotrophy, also known as MMA, that nearly killed them days after they were born. Megan Antrim, the twins' mother, said they started losing a lot of weight ...

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Earlier detection of Fragile X syndrome made possible Thu, 19 Jan 2012 15:28:40 GMT Now families children with fragile X syndrome may have a chance of earlier detection and intervention. The Murdoch Children's Research Institute breakthrough could allow newborn screening of the world's most common cause of inherited developmental disability. The research findings were published in the journal Clinical Chemistry.

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Interpreting the signs Thu, 19 Jan 2012 00:02:34 GMT Hours after our so-called “perfect baby girl” was born, not only was she put to the test, but so was our idea of perfection.

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CHOP to Create Long-term Newborn Screening Data Repository Wed, 18 Jan 2012 12:10:20 GMT Full-text access for registered users only. Existing users login here . New to GenomeWeb? Register quickly here for free access.

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Newborn Screening Data Goal: Help Transform Treatments for Genetic Diseases Wed, 18 Jan 2012 10:30:44 GMT Researchers are developing tools to store long-term clinical data on children with conditions picked up in newborn screening tests. The data repository could help transform detection and treatment of congenital diseases.

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New hope in diagnosis of rare disorder Wed, 18 Jan 2012 10:09:37 GMT A genetic test developed by Aust researchers could diagnose the disorder Fragile X Syndrome, at birth.

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Jonah's Just Begun Supports Bipartisan Legislation That Incentivizes Research & Development for Rare Diseases and ... Wed, 18 Jan 2012 07:00:00 GMT NEW YORK, NY-- - Jonah's Just Begun , a non-profit organization dedicated to finding a cure for Sanfilippo Syndrome, a rare, fatal disease typically diagnosed in preschool years -- today signed the Letter ...

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Pediatric research project to expand data collection linked to newborn screening results Wed, 18 Jan 2012 06:42:05 GMT Within the first days of life, screening tests are performed on all newborns born in the U.S. to identify rare and often life-threatening medical conditions that are not apparent at birth. These newborn screening programs have been operating for decades, permitting doctors to intervene early and improve outcomes in potentially devastating conditions.

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Help for fragile X victims Wed, 18 Jan 2012 05:00:00 GMT A WORLD first test will give thousands of families affected by fragile X syndrome the chance of earlier detection and intervention.

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Newborn screening program aims to help transform treatments for genetic diseases detected at birth Tue, 17 Jan 2012 12:47:31 GMT ( Children's Hospital of Philadelphia ) Pediatric researchers are developing tools to store long-term clinical data on children with conditions picked up in newborn screening tests. The goal is to harness the power of numbers -- using clinical data from many patients over years of their lives as a resource for researchers seeking new and better tests and treatments.

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Newborn Screening Project Aims to Help Transform Treatments for Genetic Diseases Detected at Birth Tue, 17 Jan 2012 12:40:09 GMT --The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Will Create Long-Term Clinical Data Resource for Medical Researchers --

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Re-start newborn health test plea Fri, 13 Jan 2012 11:14:04 GMT Parents who have children affected by the muscle-wasting disease, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, say they will fight to get testing reinstated in Wales.

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Health Watch: The truth about newborn screening tests Fri, 13 Jan 2012 10:45:20 GMT Amarillo, TX - An Amarillo family has a warning for new parents after a roller coaster journey with their child.

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Genetic/Genomic Breakthroughs in Healthcare at the 2012 ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting Wed, 11 Jan 2012 05:16:11 GMT BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Genetics, genomics, personalized medicine, genetic testing, exome sequencing, prenatal testing, cancer genetics...the world of medicine and healthcare is in the midst of previously unfathomable changes and these topics are just a few of the many that will be explored at the 2012 ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting at the Charlotte, NC ...

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Link between loss of loved one and heart attack Tue, 10 Jan 2012 03:06:26 GMT A person's risk of suffering a heart attack increases by approximately 21 times in the first 24 hours after losing a loved one, according to a study lead by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

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Merck Serono Initiates Validation Study of the First Quality-of-Life Questionnaire Specific to Phenylketonuria Tue, 10 Jan 2012 00:12:20 GMT GENEVA, Switzerland, January 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ Merck Serono, a division of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, today announced inclusion of the first patient in the validation study for the first quality-of-life questionnaire specific to …

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Transplants for two: Twins get new livers to treat rare disease Mon, 9 Jan 2012 05:45:38 GMT In a small room at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Megan and Ricky Gonzales each held one hand of their daughter Sophia, comforting her as she recovered from a Nov. 8 liver transplant. Near Sophia’s crib, her identical twin, Charlotte, babbled happily in the girls’ double stroller. Charlotte was waiting her turn — which came Nov. 27 — for her own liver transplant to treat the metabolic ...

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State's newborn screening program saved twins' lives Mon, 9 Jan 2012 04:59:36 GMT (Medical Xpress) -- Like a half-million other babies born in California in 2010, Sophia and Charlotte Gonzales each had a blood sample collected after their birth for the state’s newborn screening program. But in this instance, unlike many cases, those few precious drops were the difference between life and death: Without the newborn screening program, the identical twin sisters probably would ...

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State's newborn screening program saved twins' lives Mon, 9 Jan 2012 04:59:36 GMT (Medical Xpress) -- Like a half-million other babies born in California in 2010, Sophia and Charlotte Gonzales each had a blood sample collected after their birth for the state’s newborn screening program. But in this instance, unlike many cases, those few precious drops were the difference between life and death: Without the newborn screening program, the identical twin sisters probably would ...

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Medical genetics team pinpoints causes of inherited diseases Mon, 9 Jan 2012 03:15:02 GMT (Medical Xpress) -- A child’s diagnosis with a congenital deformity or developmental delay raises challenging questions: Could the problem be inherited? What’s the prognosis? If other children are born to the same parents, what is the recurrence risk?

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‘Keep records of moles, scars, tattoos’ Sun, 8 Jan 2012 13:03:55 GMT A leading forensic pathologist has urged families, especially those living in disaster-prone areas, to keep files on each member’s distinguishing marks such as scars, tattoos and moles, and have copies of fingerprints and dental records on hand to make identification easier in case tragedy strikes.

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DKT International Reaching New Family Planning Clients with Social Franchising Tue, 3 Jan 2012 05:20:00 GMT DKT International, a non-profit family planning and HIV/AIDS prevention organization working in Africa, Asia and Latin America, provides its customers in the developing world secur

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Breast-screening at risk Sat, 31 Dec 2011 12:23:33 GMT THE safety of women has been put at risk by the national breast-screening programme's loss of key, long-serving staff, a leading doctor says.

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Highland family hopeful treatments will save daughters Sat, 31 Dec 2011 12:12:09 GMT The holidays can be hectic for anyone, but for the Fish family of Highland, Christmas in the hospital was made easier by the caring staff and patrons at Primary Children's Medical Center and the suppo

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Del. starting infant testing for T-cell deficiency Sat, 31 Dec 2011 07:10:32 GMT KELLY APRIL TYRRELL The News Journal of Wilmington, Del. WILMINGTON, Del. They call her their million-dollar baby. Sixteen years ago, Donna and Tim Sawyer had their first child, a girl. Like all new parents, they nervously brought Alex home and learned how to care for her. Alex was always sick, though. It got worse when she reached 5 months old and the natural immunities her mother had passed on ...

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Health department promotes way to detect disorders Fri, 30 Dec 2011 13:03:17 GMT FOR only P550, parents can find out if their soon-to-be-born children have congenital disorders. Dr. Nyda Bautista, Department of Health (DOH) medical specialist, said through newborn screening, disorders in children can be detected early. “The earlier we detect it (disorder), the less difficult we can treat it,” said Bautista.

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State lab under study Tue, 27 Dec 2011 22:35:28 GMT State lab under study Times Union Copyright 2011 Times Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 01:15 a.m., Wednesday, December 28, 2011 A special task force created by state Health Commissioner Dr. Nirav R. Shah is putting the state's public health laboratory and research center under the microscope. "The key goals of the ...

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Cain Top Choice in New Iowa State University/Gazette/KCRG Poll, but Voters Have Not Made Up Their Mind Wed, 21 Dec 2011 09:37:16 GMT A new Iowa State University/Gazette/KCRG poll of 330 likely Iowa Republican caucus goers finds Ron Paul in the top spot among GOP presidential candidates with 27.5 percent, followed by Newt Gingrich with 25.3 percent.

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Gladstone Senior Investigator named AAAS fellow for cardiac and stem cell research Fri, 16 Dec 2011 21:50:55 GMT The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has named Gladstone Senior Investigator Deepak Srivastava, MD, a Fellow for his efforts to advance science and its applications.

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Abandoned baby is a blessing for childless couple Thu, 15 Dec 2011 16:46:00 GMT JOGGERS found her wrapped in three large T-shirts. The newborn baby girl was abandoned in an empty police outpost in Argao town, southern Cebu, Argao, at dawn. We also recommend: Baby girl recovering, looks for mama

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Loss of key staff puts screening at risk: doctor Thu, 15 Dec 2011 08:44:01 GMT The safety of women has been put at risk by the national breast-screening programme's loss of key, long-serving staff, a leading doctor says in a letter to the Government. read more

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Loss of key staff puts breast-screening at risk, says doctor Wed, 14 Dec 2011 09:27:57 GMT The safety of women has been put at risk by the national breast-screening programme's loss of key, long-serving staff, a leading doctor says in a letter to the Government.The letter to Health Minister Tony Ryall in January by Dr...

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CTI, Chroma announce final results from tosedostat phase II study on AML Wed, 14 Dec 2011 01:31:50 GMT Cell Therapeutics, Inc. and Chroma Therapeutics Ltd. announced that final results from the phase II OPAL study of tosedostat in elderly patients with relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML) were presented by Jorge Cortes, M.D. of the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center during the Acute Myeloid Leukemia - Therapy, excluding Transplantation: Clinical Studies session at the ...

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NYUCI experts present latest research findings about hematologic cancers at 53rd ASH meeting Wed, 14 Dec 2011 01:01:27 GMT Experts from the NYU Cancer Institute, an NCI-designated cancer center at NYU Langone Medical Center, presented their latest research findings about hematologic cancers at the 53rd ASH Annual Meeting and Exposition held December 10-13, 2011 in San Diego, California.

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Midwest's First Liver Cell Transplant for Baby with Life-Threatening Urea Cycle Disorder Performed at Children's ... Tue, 13 Dec 2011 08:12:21 GMT WEINHEIM, Germany, Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time in the Midwest, a baby with urea cycle disorder (UCD) has received an investigational liver cell therapy as part of a clinical trial sponsored by international biotechnology firm Cytonet.  The liver cell...

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Lack of doctor at UK raises concern for Ky. kids with rare disorders Sat, 10 Dec 2011 22:52:13 GMT The University of Kentucky's diagnostic center for pediatric metabolic disorders has been without a doctor since August, raising questions about its future. Meanwhile, more than 50 patients with rare disorders have been left without a doctor for months.

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Lack of specialist at UK affects kids with rare disorders Sat, 10 Dec 2011 22:52:13 GMT The University of Kentucky's diagnostic center for pediatric metabolic disorders has been without a doctor since August, raising questions about its future.

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Hanoi expands prenatal care, newborn screening network Sat, 10 Dec 2011 21:23:37 GMT The target was established by the national strategic population and reproductive-health development plan. -VNN/ANN

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A Day in the Life: Kristen Hendricks Sat, 10 Dec 2011 19:58:35 GMT Kristen Hendricks of Canton and her family take life one day at a time. The youngest in the family, Parker, who is 18 months old, has a rare metabolism disorder.

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QC maternity clinics required to obtain licenses Thu, 8 Dec 2011 23:40:02 GMT Birthing clinics in Quezon City are now required to secure local licenses to protect would-be clients against any form of medical malpractice. We also recommend: DOH to send mobile clinics to evacuation centers in CL PNP asked to revoke licenses of warring security agencies PhilHealth encourages accreditation of birthing homes

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Leeds grandmother leads campaign to save newborn babies Thu, 8 Dec 2011 20:29:06 GMT A grandmother from Leeds has set up a national charity calling for improved screening for newborns, after her grandaughter died.

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Couple urges newborn screening for SCID Thu, 8 Dec 2011 13:40:10 GMT Kyle and Audrey Hardin didn't know they were carriers of a rare, genetic immune disorder called severe combined immunodeficiency.  The couple passed the disorder along to their daughter, Annabelle, who later died.

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Study probes genetic link to sickle cell pain management Thu, 8 Dec 2011 12:06:47 GMT A study that may help personalize pain medication management for sickle cell disease patients is underway at Georgia Health Sciences University.

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Longtime legislator John Day won't seek re-election Tue, 6 Dec 2011 00:20:56 GMT Rep. John Day, an Indianapolis Democrat who has served all but two years in the Indiana House since 1974, will not seek re-election in 2012.

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Longtime state legislator Day won't seek re-election Mon, 5 Dec 2011 16:09:30 GMT Rep. John Day, an Indianapolis Democrat who has served all but two years in the Indiana House since 1974, will not seek re-election in 2012.

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A father’s fight for awareness Sat, 3 Dec 2011 16:20:37 GMT HAVING seen his two daughters suffering from Pompe, one of many rare life-threatening genetic disorders, improve tremendously from an enzyme replacement therapy, Lee Yee Seng is now on a quest to ensure more children receive such treatments.

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Book examines implications of newborn screening Thu, 1 Dec 2011 06:33:10 GMT A new book from Rachel Grob, a visiting professor at the University of Wisconsin Law School, is the first to explore the sociological implications of a program that tests newborns for genetic diseases.

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Nurse helps March of Dimes Thu, 1 Dec 2011 01:36:40 GMT Killeen Bell, a nurse at Renown Medical Center, donates her time to the March of Dimes. / David B. Parker/Reno Gazette-Journal The March of Dimes Walk America is April 28 at the Sparks Marina. Registration is at 8 a.m. For more information, call 826-2166 or visit walkamerica.org.

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Frankfort mom wins CF recipe contest Wed, 30 Nov 2011 19:10:00 GMT While the rest of America struggles to trim excess fat and calories from their meals, Erin Burns is doing her best to chub up some of her dishes.That’s because her 19-month-old son, Dean, has cystic fibrosis, a condition that requires him to eat 50 percent more calories than the average toddler.One of her son’s favorite dishes is chicken salad, which Burns makes with extra salt, mayonnaise ...

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Current Issue Links Wed, 30 Nov 2011 18:58:59 GMT Organizers of the Fifth Annual Great Strides Walk invite you to come on out this Saturday, Dec. 3, to help raise funds for research on cystic fibrosis.

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Prevalence Of Lysosomal Storage Disorders Higher Than Previously Thought Among Children Tue, 29 Nov 2011 17:09:02 GMT Findings of an article published Online First in The Lancet show that an analysis of dried blood spots from around 35,000 babies in Austria has demonstrated that lysosomal storage disorders are more common than previously thought, even though they remain rare. The finding raises questions in terms of potential screening practicality and its related cost. Lysomol storage disorders are a group of ...

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Neonatal screening for lysosomal storage disorders: feasibility and incidence from a nationwide study in Austria : The ... Tue, 29 Nov 2011 16:14:45 GMT The interest in neonatal screening for lysosomal storage disorders has increased substantially because of newly developed enzyme replacement therapies, the need for early diagnosis, and technical advances.

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Hunter's Hope Awarded $75,000 Through Walmart State of Giving Program Tue, 29 Nov 2011 13:20:20 GMT Grant award to assist with annual Family and Medical Symposium.

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Scientists discover genetic mechanism behind finger malformation Thu, 24 Nov 2011 03:12:27 GMT Scientists from the EPFL and the University of Geneva have discovered a genetic mechanism that defines the shape of our members in which, surprisingly, genes play only a secondary role. The research published in Cell, online the 23rd of November, shows the mechanism is found in a DNA sequence that was thought, incorrectly, to play no role.

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Inovio announces results from SynCon avian influenza vaccine Phase I study Fri, 18 Nov 2011 03:45:56 GMT Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc., which is advancing synthetic vaccines to fight cancers and infectious diseases, announced today that a single intradermal (ID) electroporation boost of its SynCon avian influenza vaccine generated HAI titers against six different, unmatched strains of H5N1 - a distinct new clinical achievement on the global research community's path to develop universal influenza ...

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A Mother's Fight for Newborn Hearts Thu, 17 Nov 2011 13:31:18 GMT One mother's battle for a simple screening test for babies offers a remarkable lesson about the power of parent advocacy, especially when paired with good science.

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Well Blog: A Mother's Fight for Newborn Hearts Thu, 17 Nov 2011 11:21:37 GMT One mother's battle for a simple screening test for babies offers a remarkable lesson about the power of parent advocacy, especially when paired with good science.

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Well: A Mother's Fight for Newborn Hearts Thu, 17 Nov 2011 11:21:37 GMT One mother's battle for a simple screening test for babies offers a remarkable lesson about the power of parent advocacy, especially when paired with good science.

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Minn. Court Backs Families In Handling Of Newborn Blood Wed, 16 Nov 2011 20:15:35 GMT The Minnesota Supreme Court has ruled two lower courts erred in dismissing a lawsuit by nine Minnesota families questioning the Minnesota Department of Health's handling of blood drawn from newborn babies.

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Minnesota Supreme Court backs families over newborns' blood storage Wed, 16 Nov 2011 16:51:11 GMT Adding to a national debate that pits privacy concerns against medical researchers, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a lower court must reconsider a challenge to the state Health Department's practice of storing blood samples from newborns indefinitely.

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Court Backs Families in Handling of Newborn Blood Wed, 16 Nov 2011 14:46:28 GMT The Minnesota Department of Health has improperly retained and distributed for research tens of thousands of blood samples left over from the state's newborn screening program since 1997, without the written consent of parents, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Wednesday...

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Families win ruling in research on blood samples taken from newborns Wed, 16 Nov 2011 14:33:50 GMT The Minnesota Department of Health can no longer store blood samples indefinitely from its newborn screening program or make them available to researchers without parental consent.

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Blood Sample Handling Case Back to Court Wed, 16 Nov 2011 11:18:32 GMT The Minnesota Supreme Court has ruled two lower courts erred in dismissing a lawsuit by nine Minnesota families questioning the Minnesota Department of Health's handling of blood drawn from newborn babies. In a Wednesday ruling, the state’s highest court sent the case back to trial in district court.

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KEYC - Mankato News, Weather, Sports -Court backs families in handling of newborn blood Wed, 16 Nov 2011 10:04:55 GMT MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Supreme Court has ruled two lower courts erred in dismissing a lawsuit by nine Minnesota families questioning the Minnesota Department of Health's handling of blood drawn from newborn babies.

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State Supreme Court backs families in handling of newborn blood Wed, 16 Nov 2011 10:03:44 GMT MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota Supreme Court has ruled two lower courts erred in dismissing a lawsuit by nine Minnesota families questioning the Minnesota Department of Health's handling of blood drawn from newborn babies.

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Mt. Sinai to Launch Targeted Sequencing-Based Tests on PacBio RS for Autism, other Conditions Tue, 15 Nov 2011 11:26:11 GMT New York's Mount Sinai Hospital is planning to launch next year a series of targeted sequencing-based diagnostic tests on the Pacific Biosciences RS.

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Delay In Results May Have Led To Baby's Death Sun, 13 Nov 2011 11:41:44 GMT A Colorado Springs couple said state newborn screening rules need to be changed to force hospitals to send samples faster.

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Family stranded in Salem while raising awareness about daughter's terminal illness Fri, 11 Nov 2011 23:08:36 GMT Here are the most recent story comments. View All I feel so sorry for Anaya being used by her parents like that for a free vacation. Ok, that sounds harsh. But. 1. they are on a "tour to raise awareness about newborn screening". Noble cause.

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Fire retardants may not harm newborns' thyroids Fri, 11 Nov 2011 17:46:09 GMT NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Despite concerns that common fireproofing chemicals could disrupt thyroid function in developing fetuses, a new study finds no link between thyroid hormone levels and flame retardants in the blood of newborn babies.

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NJ pulse oximetry test law celebrated by Chris Christie, family whose newborn was saved Wed, 9 Nov 2011 20:47:43 GMT Bill Gordon of Hampton holds his son, 10-week-old Dylan, whose life was saved by the pulse oximetry test, Wednesday at Newton Medical Center. / BOB KARP/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

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Study: Genes that are active in brain are transcribed with special mechanism Tue, 8 Nov 2011 04:03:49 GMT Knowledge about the development of the nervous system is of the greatest importance for us to understand the function of the brain and brain disorders. Researchers at Uppsala University have examined the key step when genes are read and found that genes that are active in the brain are transcribed with a special mechanism.

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DoH-7 intensifies newborn screening campaign Tue, 8 Nov 2011 01:16:25 GMT DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental, Philippines — The Department of Health in Region 7 (DoH-7) is intensifying its advocacy on the Newborn Screening (NBS) program which is directed at the early detection of certain genetic, metabolic and/or infectious conditions in infants. DoH-7 program coordinator of the Newborn Screening program Myra Salvaleon said newborn screening is a simple way of knowing ...

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Now hear this--it's Deafness Awareness Week Mon, 7 Nov 2011 12:42:59 GMT By age one, six out of ten infants would have had more than one episode of an ear infection. By age three, 4 out of 5 children would have experienced at least one ear infection. By age seven, at least one of three children would have had at least six ear defects. These children would add to the number of people suffering from hearing disabilities.

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Commercial disease management models do not reduce Medicare costs in America Fri, 4 Nov 2011 02:56:40 GMT At a time when everyone is looking for ways to reduce health care costs in America, using commercial disease management programs to reduce the fee-for-service Medicare costs associated with chronic conditions among senior citizens seems like a practical approach.

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NEJM publishes 'The 2010 Dietary Guidelines -- The Best Recipe for Health?' Fri, 4 Nov 2011 01:12:10 GMT USDA's interest protects that of Industry -- not the American public, conclude leading researchers Water C. Willett, MD, PhD, and David S. Ludwig, MD, PhD in their article, "The 2010 Dietary Guidelines -- The Best Recipe for Health?" published in the prestigious peer-reviewed The New England Journal of Medicine.

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PerkinElmer Increases Q3 Revenues 8 Percent Thu, 3 Nov 2011 15:41:12 GMT NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – PerkinElmer reported after the close of the market that revenues in the third quarter rose 8 percent year over year but missed analyst estimates.

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Next-Gen Tools Have Near-Term Applications in the Clinic, Companies Say Tue, 1 Nov 2011 11:11:11 GMT Next-generation sequencing and related tools are inching closer to the clinic.

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Mardis proposes citywide Fun Day/Weekend Mon, 31 Oct 2011 13:09:47 GMT Four people are running for mayor in Keokuk. They include incumbent Tom Marion and challengers Carol Mardis, Jeff Page and council member Dan Winn. Mardis’ responses to questions from the Daily Gate City follow.

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Rebecca Buckley, M.D., Elected to National Academy of Sciences coming to RI Mon, 31 Oct 2011 08:04:45 GMT TOWSON, MD, September 12, 2011—The Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF) is proud to announce that Rebecca H. Buckley, M.D., Chair of the IDF Medical Advisory Committee has been elected as a member of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) for her life-saving research in pediatric immunological diseases.

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“Buntis” congress held in Dipolog Sun, 30 Oct 2011 16:00:15 GMT DIPOLOG CITY — To ensure the health and safety of pregnant women, the City Health Office (CHO) here has spearheaded the conduct of “Buntis” congress recently.

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PerkinElmer Genetics launches new Lysosomal Storage Disorder panel Thu, 27 Oct 2011 22:57:54 GMT PerkinElmer, Inc., a global leader focused on improving the health and safety of people and the environment, announced today that its newborn screening laboratory service, PerkinElmer Genetics, has launched a new panel to screen for six Lysosomal Storage Disorders (LSDs) as an addition to its current newborn testing and diagnostics portfolio.

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PerkinElmer Expands Screening Services to Detect Lysosomal Storage Disorders in Newborns Thu, 27 Oct 2011 15:12:14 GMT WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PerkinElmer adds six Lysosomal Storage Disorders to newborn screening tests.

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DOH eyes expansion of screening program Wed, 26 Oct 2011 09:23:36 GMT The Department of Health-7 is pushing for the expansion of the newborn screening program to ensure early diagnosis and treatment of possible serious diseases among infants in Central Visayas.

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Cameron's story: CS baby's death puts rare disease in focus Sun, 23 Oct 2011 00:26:41 GMT By MAGGIE KIELY maggie.kiely@theeagle.com Like most expecting mothers, Jennifer Garcia prepared for the arrival of her second son, Cameron, in every way she could think of."As a parent, I spent many hours researching the best car seats, strollers, baby ...

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Public Health Heroes Honored by ASTHO Fri, 21 Oct 2011 13:46:07 GMT Contact: Scott Briscoe, +1-571-527-3173, cell +1-703-328-2761, sbriscoe@astho.org

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Breakthrough in Cystic Fibrosis research welcome news for Moorhead family Wed, 19 Oct 2011 17:08:30 GMT Moorhead, MN (WDAY TV) - Blockbuster medical news for those children who battle Cystic Fibrosis. A drug company today said it has submitted an application to the FDA for a promising cystic fibrosis drug designed for a specific segment of those with the disease.

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UConn School of Nursing honors seven alumni Tue, 18 Oct 2011 20:07:30 GMT By: Cara Harvey On Oct. 1, the University of Connecticut's School of Nursing honored seven alumni for their exceptional contributions to the future of human health through their endeavors in the field of nursing. ...

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OPINION: What are newborn screening tests? Tue, 18 Oct 2011 00:23:10 GMT Newborn blood screening checks for many blood diseases that can cause serious illness to babies. These diseases, like sickle cell, PKU, hypothyroidism, and cystic fibrosis, can cause brain damage or even death, but are very treatable if found early in life.

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High glucose and oxidative stress stimulate AMPK in embryo Mon, 17 Oct 2011 23:15:44 GMT In a paper published today in Diabetologia, a team at Joslin Diabetes Center, headed by Mary R. Loeken, PhD, has identified the enzyme AMP kinase (AMPK) as key to the molecular mechanism that significantly increases the risk of neural tube defects such as spina bifida and some heart defects among babies born to women with diabetes.

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Dr. Jennifer L. Howse Elected to Institute of Medicine Mon, 17 Oct 2011 21:02:12 GMT Contact: Nate Brown, +1-202-292-2755, nbrown@marchofdimes.com, Elizabeth Lynch, +1-914-997-4286, elynch@marchofdimes.com, Todd Dezen, +1-914-997-4608, tdezen@marchofdimes.com

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BHI warns consumers about inherent risks linked with hearing devices Thu, 13 Oct 2011 23:30:59 GMT The Better Hearing Institute (BHI) is warning consumers of the inherent risks associated with purchasing over-the-counter, one-size-fits-all hearing aids instead of consulting a hearing healthcare professional.

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Two Local Hospitals Join Pilot Program to Test Newborns for SCID Tue, 11 Oct 2011 18:38:54 GMT A College Station mother on a mission to raise awareness about a disease that killed her young son. Because of her determination, two local hospitals are now screening for the disease.

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MDCH adds SCID to newborn screening Tue, 11 Oct 2011 11:16:23 GMT The Michigan babies with Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) can be diagnosed early enough to have life-saving treatment, thanks to the recent addition of SCID to the state’s newborn screening panel. Newborn screening uses a tiny sample of a baby’s blood to test for rare, hidden disorders such as SCID that are difficult to diagnose, but may affect a child’s health and development.

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4 Cebu hospitals receive awards Mon, 10 Oct 2011 01:12:37 GMT OSLOB, Cebu, Philippines — Four district hospitals in Cebu province received national awards as the Provincial Board approved the upgrading of three more district hospitals to tertiary status last week. The district hospitals in the municipalities of Oslob, Malabuyoc, Badian and Daanbantayan received the Newborn Screening Facility Achievers and Exemplary Performance National Awards from the ...

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National awards for 4 district hospitals Sat, 8 Oct 2011 09:31:43 GMT Four district hospitals in the Province of Cebu got national awards, as the Provincial Board also approved the upgrading of three more district hospitals into a tertiary one last week.

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Experts Discuss Personalized Medicine and Disease Gene Discoveries at Genetics Symposium Fri, 7 Oct 2011 10:11:14 GMT Personalized medicine and new gene discoveries in human disease were a focus of a daylong symposium hosted by the UCSF Institute for Human Genetics on the Mission Bay campus on Oct. 3.

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Nature readers flirt with personal genomics Thu, 6 Oct 2011 03:05:31 GMT Survey reveals eagerness to use latest DNA technologies.

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Asuragen Using NICHHD Grant to Adapt Fragile X MDx Assay for Newborn Screening Wed, 5 Oct 2011 11:56:11 GMT Asuragen has been awarded a one-year, $346,000 grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to develop a high-throughput version of its PCR-based fragile X syndrome test for use in newborn population screening, according to a recently published grant abstract.

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Michigan starts screening newborns for rare immune disorder Tue, 4 Oct 2011 13:42:33 GMT Newborn screening uses a tiny sample of a baby’s blood to test for rare, hidden disorders that are difficult to diagnose.

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A roundup of recent Michigan newspaper editorials Mon, 3 Oct 2011 14:14:06 GMT The Associated Press Huron Daily Tribune (Bad Axe). Oct. 3, 2011 State making major strides in improving infant health, well-being The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) recently announced an $8.4 million grant for home visiting programs in at-risk communities and the addition of Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) to the state's newborn screening panel. Both measures should go a ...

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Survival rates for CF rising Sun, 2 Oct 2011 19:07:38 GMT SURVIVAL rates for cystic fibrosis (CF) have improved in the past three decades, but women and girls are dying younger than males.

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Cystic fibrosis survival rates improve Sun, 2 Oct 2011 05:00:00 GMT SURVIVAL rates for Australians with cystic fibrosis have improved in the past three decades, but women and girls are dying younger than males.

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Cystic fibrosis claims girls first Sat, 1 Oct 2011 22:31:53 GMT SURVIVAL rates for Australians with cystic fibrosis have improved in the past three decades, but women and girls are dying younger than males.

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Cystic fibrosis claims girls before boys Sat, 1 Oct 2011 18:16:42 GMT A snapshot of cystic fibrosis in Australia has found that while survival rates have improved, men and boys are outliving females.

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Aquino: Special Benefit Package for Newborn Care Thu, 29 Sep 2011 13:00:31 GMT read more

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PhilHealth increases maternity benefits Wed, 28 Sep 2011 15:56:43 GMT THE Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) has increased the benefit coverage for normal spontaneous deliveries of pregnant women in accredited lying-in clinics and level 1 hospitals from P6,500 to P8,000 starting last Sept. 1. The benefit package covers facility fee amounting to P6,500, which includes professional fee of the midwife or doctor. The prenatal care [...]

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American College of Medical Genetics Applauds HHS Secretary's Decision to Expand Newborn Screening to Include Critical ... Wed, 28 Sep 2011 10:20:10 GMT Contact: Kathy Beal, MBA, ACMG Media Relations, +1-301-238-4582, kbeal@acmg.net

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Save Babies Through Screening Foundation Wins Grant to Fund National Newborn Screening Education Campaign Wed, 28 Sep 2011 08:30:00 GMT Save Babies Through Screening Foundation , the only national volunteer-run nonprofit organization devoted exclusively to the advocacy of newborn screening, proudly announces they have been awarded an 18-month grant from The Legacy of Angels Foundation.

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Pediatric Bioethics [Book and Media Reviews] Tue, 27 Sep 2011 13:38:15 GMT Geoffrey Miller has assembled some of the most notable bioethicists for this interesting and thought-provoking book. The book covers a broad range of topics, from basic concepts and theories in bioethics to chapters detailing specific and narrow issues.

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NHGRI Grantees Study Returning Genomic Research Results to Participants Mon, 26 Sep 2011 12:40:21 GMT NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – One large ethical issue looming over genomics research concerns whether scientists should let participants know about disease risks and other information found in their genomes, and the National Human Genome Research Institute today said it has provided several new awards to researchers to zero in on this question.

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U.S. Health & Human Services Makes Critical Congenital Heart Defect Screening Using Motion-Tolerant Pulse Oximetry a ... Fri, 23 Sep 2011 16:11:00 GMT Masimo announced today that the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services has added Critical Congenital Heart Defects screening using motion-tolerant pulse oximetry as a national newborn screening standard.  In addition, the largest UK study of pulse oximetry screening for CHD detection, published online in the Lancet , demonstrates that when Masimo SET® Measure-Through Motion and Low ...

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In Brief This Week: Qiagen; PerkinElmer; IntelligentMDx; GeneNews; Massachusetts General Hospital Fri, 23 Sep 2011 12:41:11 GMT NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Investment bank Goldman Sachs this week lowered its earnings-per-share estimates for Qiagen as well as its six-month price target on the firm's stock.

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March of Dimes Statement on New Nationwide Screening Test for Newborns Fri, 23 Sep 2011 07:52:11 GMT Contact: Todd P. Dezen, +1-914-997-4608, tdezen@marchofdimes.com, Elizabeth Lynch, +1-914-997-4286, elynch@marchofdimes.com, or Nate Brown, +1-202-292-2755, nbrown@marchofdimes.com

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Cedars-Sinai inaugurates new facility to generate induced pluripotent stem cells Thu, 22 Sep 2011 22:14:26 GMT The Cedars-Sinai Regenerative Medicine Institute has opened a new Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell (iPSC) Core Facility to produce powerful cells capable of making all tissues of the body from adult human skin cells.

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Beyond the Genome, and in the Clinic Thu, 22 Sep 2011 08:40:20 GMT At the Beyond the Genome conference in Washington, DC, this week, researchers discussed the various ways they use next-generation sequencing techniques, particularly exome sequencing, to discover, among other things, gene variants that may be associated with, or cause, disease.

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Leading Business Intelligence on the Middle East & North Africa Wed, 21 Sep 2011 22:43:24 GMT RIYADH: One out of 13,000 newborns in the Kingdom are afflicted with Phenylketonuria (PKU), a scientific workshop in Riyadh was told on Wednesday.

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Preemie parents may be worried sick by tests Wed, 21 Sep 2011 13:30:22 GMT NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Preemie parents may be left with lingering anxiety when newborn screening tests sound a false alarm, possibly driving them to take their baby to the doctor more often, a new study hints.

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MSU engages public on using newborn blood spots for research Wed, 21 Sep 2011 11:15:59 GMT With millions of newborns' blood samples stored in a Michigan bio-bank, researchers are working to determine public attitudes toward the practice of using the blood spots for medical research.

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September Is Newborn Screening Program Month Wed, 21 Sep 2011 09:50:59 GMT The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is proud to promote Newborn Screening Awareness Month in September. While most newborns look perfectly healthy, there are some diseases that aren't visible.

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Aquino: ‘PhilHealth’s Maternity Care and Newborn Care Packages’ Wed, 21 Sep 2011 08:47:32 GMT read more

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NBS for Severe Combined Immune Deficiency Disease saves another life!!!! Wed, 21 Sep 2011 05:15:50 GMT My granddaughter, Annalou Bojorquez, was born at Clovis Community Hospital on Oct. 9, 2010, with an often fatal immune deficiency called Severe Combined Immunodeficiency or SCID.

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Health care fear raised Tue, 20 Sep 2011 16:46:33 GMT TORONTO -- Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty and Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak may share a common ancestor. But McGuinty said the revelation, by ancestry.ca,that they're very distant cousins -- 10th cousins to be exact -- does not mean they share a vision for health care.[...]

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Children with false-positive screening results do not have more health care visits Tue, 20 Sep 2011 05:06:38 GMT There has been longstanding concern among physicians and policymakers that false-positive results may cause parents to believe that their children are vulnerable to illness, leading them to overuse health care services as their children grow older.

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McGuinty ramps up attack on Ontario Tory health-care plans Mon, 19 Sep 2011 10:48:00 GMT The Ontario Liberal Leader warned that Tim Hudak’s PCs have a history of closing hospitals - an attack later explained and re-iterated by a Liberal handler

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Parents' anxiety about newborn screening results does not lead to increased health care use Mon, 19 Sep 2011 10:18:29 GMT There has been longstanding concern among physicians and policymakers that false-positive results may cause parents to believe that their children are vulnerable to illness, leading them to overuse health care services as their children grow older. However, a new study has found that this is not necessarily the case.

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Family feud? McGuinty, Hudak are distant cousins 0 Mon, 19 Sep 2011 09:58:15 GMT Premier Dalton McGuinty sits with 12-year-old patient Bryanne Gagnon on Monday to paint a birdhouse during an arts and crafts session at Ottawa's children's hospital, CHEO.. Naturally, he chose red for his bird house.

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McGuinty ramps up attack on Tories’ health-care plans Mon, 19 Sep 2011 09:47:58 GMT The Ontario Liberal Leader warned that Tim Hudak’s PCs have a history of closing hospitals - an attack later explained and re-iterated by a Liberal handler

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McGuinty defends record of health care for babies, moms Mon, 19 Sep 2011 08:42:05 GMT Liberal Leader McGuinty says the Liberals are actually pouring more money into the Healthy Baby, Healthy Children program.

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OSPA-FMC awarded “Center of Excellence” Mon, 19 Sep 2011 06:59:33 GMT The OSPA-Farmers’ Medical Center was recently awarded the title of “Center of Excellence” by the Philippine Healthcare Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth). The “Center of Excellence” accreditation is the highest of three (3) levels that a hospital can obtain. PhilHealth representatives inspected and evaluated the entire hospital through surveys and interviews with the doctors, hospital staff and ...

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PerkinElmer Helps Egypt’s Ministry of Health and Population Build World’s Largest Newborn Screening Laboratory Mon, 19 Sep 2011 05:00:00 GMT PerkinElmer, Inc., a global leader focused on improving the health and safety of people and the environment, today announced the opening of the world’s largest centralized laboratory for newborn screening, in support of The Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population .

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Local family hopes to raise awareness for Cystic Fibrosis Fri, 16 Sep 2011 15:01:20 GMT Over 30,000 people are affected by it and most do not make to their 35 th birthday.  Cystic Fibrosis is a disease that usually develops in young children, just as it did in 5-year-old Tayah Kaudle-Kaule of Indiahoma.

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Walgreens, MDA team up to offer free seasonal flu shots Wed, 14 Sep 2011 00:29:10 GMT Nobody likes to get stuck with a needle. But influenza - the flu - is particularly hazardous for those with neuromuscular disease, which is why the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and Walgreens have teamed up once again to offer free seasonal flu shots now underway for people who have muscular dystrophy and related diseases.

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Save Babies Through Screening Unveils New Website and Video Coinciding With Newborn Screening Awareness Month Tue, 13 Sep 2011 06:00:00 GMT Save Babies Through Screening Foundation , the only national volunteer-run nonprofit organization devoted exclusively to the advocacy of newborn screening, unveiled its new website today coinciding with National Newborn Screening Awareness Month.

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CDC stresses importance of newborn screening Mon, 12 Sep 2011 16:58:44 GMT The Centers for Disease Control is stressing the importance of newborn screenings.

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Screenings Essential For Newborns' Health Mon, 12 Sep 2011 08:23:48 GMT September is Newborn Screening Awareness month, a time designated to get the word out to new or expectant parents about the importance of having their new babies screened for serious illnesses. ...

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Call for newborn screening for congenital adrenal hyperplasia Sun, 11 Sep 2011 16:28:49 GMT Australia's children's hormone specialists are calling for newborn screening for a disease which may cause illness and death, but is preventable, congenital adrenal hyperplasia

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Call for newborn screening for congenital adrenal hyperplasia and the impact of head injuries on hormones Sun, 11 Sep 2011 16:28:49 GMT Australia's children's hormone specialists are calling for newborn screening for a disease which may cause illness and death, but is preventable, congenital adrenal hyperplasia

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Genetic Alliance Launches Public Newborn Screening Resource Thu, 8 Sep 2011 11:25:50 GMT NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Genetic Alliance has launched an online resource that will provide a range of information on newborn screening tests that it developed with several partnering organizations at the behest of the US Department of Health and Human Services.

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Naturopathic medicine helps reduce doctors' use of prescription drugs Thu, 8 Sep 2011 05:03:15 GMT A new survey commissioned by the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine reveals that almost half of Ontarians treated by naturopathic doctors report naturopathic medicine has helped reduce their use of prescription drugs.

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Walk to benefit Sickle Cell Disease Association will be held in New Haven Wed, 7 Sep 2011 22:13:14 GMT NEW HAVEN — The Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Southern Connecticut Inc., is inviting the public to participate in its 20th Annual Walkathon on Sept. 17.

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Blood sampling policy released Wed, 7 Sep 2011 10:10:51 GMT Future management of millions of cards containing newborns' blood droplets has been spelled out after four years of sometimes contentious discussion. read more

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Genetic Testing Sector to Reach $4 Billion by 2015 Tue, 6 Sep 2011 07:18:52 GMT ROCKVILLE, MD--(Marketwire - Sep 6, 2011) - MarketResearch.com has announced the addition of the new report "Global Genetic Testing Market Analysis" to their collection of Molecular Diagnostics market reports. For more information, visit http://www.marketresearch.com/RNCOS-v3175/Global-Genetic-Testing-6478780/

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The Newborn Channel Recognizes Newborn Screening Awareness Month Tue, 6 Sep 2011 06:00:00 GMT The Wellness Network, parent company of The Patient Channel and The Newborn Channel, joins advocates across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom this month in recognizing National Newborn Screening Awareness Month.

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Now, children born with metabolic syndrome Mon, 5 Sep 2011 16:05:20 GMT Till now, it was common knowledge that faulty lifestyle made Indians more prone to suffer from metabolic syndrome – a major risk factor for heart disease, stroke, diabetes and several genetic anomalies.

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Children now being born with metabolic syndrome Sun, 4 Sep 2011 17:49:50 GMT Till now, it was common knowledge that faulty lifestyle made Indians more prone to suffer from metabolic syndrome - a major risk factor for heart disease, stroke, diabetes and several genetic anomalies.

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Newborn screening urged for sickle cell disease Sun, 4 Sep 2011 16:23:32 GMT SPRINGFIELD — Illinois health officials are reminding families about ways to reduce the effect of sickle cell disease.

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September is National Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month Fri, 2 Sep 2011 17:32:20 GMT More than 2,900 newborns screened & diagnosed with sickle cell disease Under Illinois Program

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New Jersey first state to check babies for heart defects Wed, 31 Aug 2011 16:48:15 GMT New Jersey’s newborns are now the first in the nation required to have a painless test to ensure they don’t have serious heart defects.

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FDA's RUO Draft Guidance Will Harm Labs and Dx Makers Alike, AMP Says Wed, 31 Aug 2011 10:40:20 GMT The Association for Molecular Pathology has told FDA that a recently released draft guidance could "compromise the quality of patient care" by "severely reducing" clinical labs' access to many "standard of care" reagents and lab-developed tests.

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U of T research seeks to make taking blood samples easier 0 Wed, 31 Aug 2011 09:13:22 GMT Scared of needles? Don't worry, biomedical engineer Aaron Wheeler's got your back.

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U of T research seeks to make taking blood samples easier Wed, 31 Aug 2011 09:11:29 GMT Scared of needles? Don't worry, biomedical engineer Aaron Wheeler's got your back.

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Digital microfluidics opening the way for revolution in blood sampling Wed, 31 Aug 2011 03:47:43 GMT The days of the blood sample routine - arm out, tie tube, make a fist, find a vein and tap in -- may soon be over, thanks to a new analysis method developed at U of T by Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering (IBBME) core professor Aaron Wheelerin which only a pinprick of blood is necessary.

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FDA draft guidance document may limit patient access to tests Tue, 30 Aug 2011 08:49:23 GMT The Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) submitted comments to the US Food and Drug Administration on the draft guidance document titled, "Commercially Distributed In Vitro Diagnostic Products Labeled for Research Use Only or Investigational Use Only: Frequently Asked Questions." AMP is very concerned that this guidance could compromise the quality of patient care by severely reducing the ...

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Dialling up a diagnosis in Africa from Bundoora Sun, 28 Aug 2011 14:36:55 GMT A SICK baby in an African village could be treated by a Melbourne doctor using just a mobile phone.

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Gossert championed disabled kids Fri, 26 Aug 2011 00:08:09 GMT Dan Gossert had a special interest in children with disabilities, and he spent much of his adult life helping them.

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No more 'bubble boy': Therapy gives kids normal lives Thu, 25 Aug 2011 05:55:33 GMT More than a dozen children born with the 'bubble boy' disease that leaves them without immune system protection now live virtually normal lives thanks to experimental gene therapy, report London researchers who have followed the children for nearly a decade.

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ICU patients less likely to renew prescriptions for chronic diseases after discharge Thu, 25 Aug 2011 04:27:24 GMT Patients often do not renew prescriptions for their chronic diseases after they are released from hospital.

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NEWS HIGHLIGHTS Tue, 23 Aug 2011 07:37:47 GMT Below is a release on a study appearing in the September issue of Pediatrics , the peer-reviewed, scientific journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

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Ghana: Health Personnel Trained On Newborn Screening for Sickle Cell Disease Tue, 23 Aug 2011 03:44:11 GMT The Sickle Cell Foundation (SCF) has embarked on a training workshop for health personnel to adequately equip them for the nationwide newborn sickle cell screening scheduled to start early next year.

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Screening Newborns for Congenital Heart Disease Mon, 22 Aug 2011 06:12:59 GMT The working group came up with some suggestions on how to do the screen in a way that reduces the likelihood of false positives, including waiting at least 24 hours after birth to screen.

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Heart Disease Screening Recommended for Newborns Mon, 22 Aug 2011 05:21:12 GMT A federal advisory panel proposes nationwide screening for critical congenital heart disease using pulse oximetry, a simple, pain-free test to measure oxygen in the blood. Before newborns leave the hospital, they should receive a simple, pain-free test to check for signs of congenital heart disease, one of the most common types of birth defects, according to a recommendation by a federal ...

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Heart screening is recommended for newborns Sun, 21 Aug 2011 23:20:38 GMT LOS ANGELES - Before newborns leave the hospital, they should receive a simple, pain-free test to check for signs...

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Heart screening recommended for newborns Sun, 21 Aug 2011 22:16:02 GMT Before newborns leave the hospital, they should receive a simple, pain-free test to check for signs of congenital heart disease, one of...

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Congenital heart disease screening recommended for newborns Sun, 21 Aug 2011 21:45:17 GMT A federal advisory panel proposes nationwide screening for critical congenital heart disease using pulse oximetry, a simple, pain-free test to measure oxygen in the blood. Before newborns leave the hospital, they should receive a simple, pain-free test to check for signs of congenital heart disease, one of the most common types of birth defects, according to a recommendation by a federal ...

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Dunking For Dimes At Proctor Speedway Sun, 21 Aug 2011 21:11:11 GMT Proctor, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) - Things got wet at the Proctor Speedway earlier this evening and it had nothing to do with the races.

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Breaking free from sound of silence Sun, 21 Aug 2011 07:21:12 GMT DEAFNESS from birth was once a disability that threatened the education, social skills and employment chances of most children it afflicted. But a new generation of children born deaf can start school with similar speech and hearing abilities as their non-deaf peers, according to new research.

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NIH/NINDS awards AMRI to develop pre-clinical drug candidate for spinal muscular atrophy Fri, 19 Aug 2011 00:14:03 GMT AMRI today announced it received a federal contract award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) to provide chemistry and other drug discovery technologies in support of NINDS' Medicinal Chemistry for Neurotherapeutics Program (MCNP), part of the NIH Blueprint Neurotherapeutics Network.

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Global Genetic Testing Market Analysis Thu, 18 Aug 2011 06:18:00 GMT Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

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Additional news "Business News" Wed, 17 Aug 2011 16:12:35 GMT Thirteen bikers festival “Open Sky” opens today, August 5, in the village of Ol’gino Resort District of St. Petersburg. It is reported “100 TV.”

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Researchers identify oncoprotein that allows MCV virus to trigger Merkel Cell Carcinoma Tue, 16 Aug 2011 01:37:38 GMT Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) have identified the oncoprotein that allows a common and usually harmless virus to transform healthy cells into a rare but deadly skin cancer called Merkel Cell Carcinoma.

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Debt limit: Feds struck deal but by 2016, Md. could have same dilemma Sat, 13 Aug 2011 20:40:10 GMT As the world is still reeling from the partisan gridlock in Washington over raising the federal debt ceiling, Comptroller Peter Franchot sounded the alarm on Wednesday over a project that may force Maryland to have to raise its own debt limit.

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Franchot Sounds Alarm As State Gets Close To Approaching Its Debt Limit - By Megan Poinski Thu, 11 Aug 2011 05:30:42 GMT Megan@MarylandReporter.comAs the world is still reeling from the partisan gridlock in Washington ove...

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Health chief defends rise in family health budget Wed, 10 Aug 2011 16:43:41 GMT HEALTH Secretary Enrique Ona yesterday defended the increase in allocation for the family health and responsible parenting program of the Department of Health (DOH) that jumped from P731 million this year to P2.503 billion for 2012.

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'A lot of people rely on CHEO' Wed, 10 Aug 2011 09:19:25 GMT The call is going out to all bikers to help the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario. The annual Ride for CHEO Foundation will be hosted by Masonic Lodge #459 in Cobden on Saturday, Aug. 27. This is the eighth ride with all proceeds raised by the riders going to CHEO, says event chair T.[...]

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UOG professor selected as Fulbright specialist Tue, 9 Aug 2011 07:16:09 GMT Richard Fee, PhD, associate professor of Special Education, School of Education at the University of Guam was accepted to the Fulbright specialist candidate roster by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Department of State, and the Council for International Exchange of Scholars.

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Research and Markets: Global Genetic Testing Market Analysis Mon, 8 Aug 2011 09:05:00 GMT Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Genetic Testing Market Analysis" report to their offering.

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Additional news "Health News" Sat, 6 Aug 2011 10:19:50 GMT 9800 residents of the Arkhangelsk region are disabled by ear. On 1000-1500 births have 1 deaf child. Meanwhile, to help such children in the region is insufficient.

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Children's Mercy Hospital Readies Launch of Sequencing-Based Dx for 592 Rare Childhood Disorders Fri, 5 Aug 2011 13:22:39 GMT Children's Mercy Hospital is in the midst of a clinical trial to validate a sequencing-based diagnostic assay for 592 childhood diseases that it expects to complete by September, offer to physicians within the hospital by October, and launch more broadly by 2012.

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Azithromycin may predispose cystic fibrosis patients to mycobacterial infection Tue, 2 Aug 2011 02:20:14 GMT Azithromycin is an antibiotic that also has antiinflammatory properties. It is these antiinflammatory properties that are thought to account for the improvement in clinical outcome observed when patients with chronic lung diseases such as cystic fibrosis are treated long-term with azithromycin.

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Genetic-Testing Volumes Poised for Some Serious Growth Mon, 1 Aug 2011 11:22:19 GMT Revenue from genetic tests, including those performed in CLIA labs, is expected to jump 26 percent over the next four years to $4 billion from $1.5 billion, according to a recent market analysis.

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BakuToday News Mon, 1 Aug 2011 10:58:24 GMT , in the Arkhangelsk region is no system of early intervention for children with hearing problems in period of 0 to 3 years.

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SACHDNC presents new recommendations for storing dried newborn blood specimens Sat, 30 Jul 2011 01:26:24 GMT The states should develop clear and open policies regarding retention and research uses of dried blood spot specimens left over from newborn screening, according to a new set of "recommendations for national guidance" published in Genetics in Medicine, the official peer-reviewed journal of The American College of Medical Genetics.

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UMMS announces two-year contract to provide newborn screening services in Maine Fri, 29 Jul 2011 00:41:04 GMT The University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) today announced a new two-year contract to continue to provide newborn screening services to the state of Maine.

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CS Mother Pushing for SCID Screening in Texas Thu, 28 Jul 2011 20:13:20 GMT Having a child is one of life's greatest gifts. But, imagine having that gift taken away after only nine months. That's what happened to one College Station family.

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UMass Medical School Selected to Provide Newborn Screening Services in Maine Thu, 28 Jul 2011 12:22:00 GMT The University of Massachusetts Medical School today announced a new two-year contract to continue to provide newborn screening services to the state of Maine. The services will be provided by the New England Newborn Screening Program, which is part of UMMS’s Commonwealth Medicine division.

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How Should Newborn Blood Spots Be Saved? Genetics in Medicine Publishes New Recommendations Thu, 28 Jul 2011 07:47:13 GMT The states should develop clear and open policies regarding retention and research uses of dried blood spot specimens left over from newborn screening, according to a new set of "recommendations for national guidance" published in Genetics in Medicine, the official peer-reviewed journal of The American College of Medical Genetics. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part ...

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Testing your baby for metabolic disorders Wed, 27 Jul 2011 15:14:00 GMT The specialist: Pediatrician Melissa Wasserstein.

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IOM Workshop Discusses Interim Strategies to Handle Unresolved Challenges of Clinical Sequencing Wed, 27 Jul 2011 11:44:33 GMT A recent workshop hosted by the Institute of Medicine highlighted the significant hurdles that sequencing technology faces as it moves into clinical practice, but also revealed a range of approaches labs could take to address these issues in the short term.

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New Tests for Newborns Create Dilemmas for Parents Wed, 27 Jul 2011 06:20:18 GMT The familiar heel prick that newborns receive is revealing more about a baby's health than ever before but, as technology opens the possibility of screening newborns for hundreds of diseases, there is controversy over how much parents need to know

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Should All Newborns Be Screened For Pompe Disease? Tue, 26 Jul 2011 05:57:52 GMT Nine diseases have been nominated as possible additions to newborn screening programs. Only two have won an HHS advisory committee's approval.

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Overlooked Disease Affects 1 In 3,000 Children Mon, 25 Jul 2011 15:48:30 GMT While watching 3-year-old Jacqueline Pastel at a Plymouth daycare, one would never know she has a condition that is more common in children than cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy and Huntington's disease combined.

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Wait for bone marrow transplant donor is often agonizing Mon, 25 Jul 2011 07:02:57 GMT Tulane Medical Center says just 15% of black patients are able to find a match

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Association hopes to create public awareness on rare metabolic disease Fri, 15 Jul 2011 16:11:41 GMT WHEN Chai Sook Hue was a toddler, she was prone to throwing her toys around and breaking things.

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Newborn screening: A spot of trouble Wed, 13 Jul 2011 09:10:16 GMT By raising hell about newborn blood-spot screening, Twila Brase could jeopardize public-health programmes and derail research. The problem is, she has a point.

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Invasive Diagnostic Procedure for Cystic Fibrosis Does Not Improve Outcomes Wed, 13 Jul 2011 08:11:20 GMT (Ivanhoe Newswire) – Compared to standard diagnostic procedure, infants with cystic fibrosis who received treatment based on a diagnostic procedure involving gathering and culturing fluid samples from the lungs didn’t have a lower prevalence of lung-damaging infection or structural lung injury at 5 years of age, according to this study. Early pulmonary infection in children with cystic fibrosis ...

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Innovative programs for kids implemented in Bataan Tue, 12 Jul 2011 21:46:02 GMT MARIVELES, Bataan -- To create an environment where children could grow to their full potential at every stage of their development, the Municipal Council on the Protection of Children (MCPC) here has been implementing innovative projects for children. The MCPC’s “child strategies” include the legislation of ordinances to ensure the rights of children, the allotment of a budget for children’s ...

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Invasive diagnostic procedure for children with cystic fibrosis does not improve outcomes, study finds Tue, 12 Jul 2011 15:24:34 GMT Compared to a standard diagnostic procedure, infants with cystic fibrosis who received treatment based on a diagnostic procedure involving obtaining and culturing fluid samples from the lungs did not have a lower prevalence of lung-damaging infection or structural lung injury at 5 years of age, according to a new study.

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Effect of Bronchoalveolar Lavage-Directed Therapy on Pseudomonas aeruginosa Infection and Structural Lung Injury in ... Tue, 12 Jul 2011 13:57:55 GMT Context Early pulmonary infection in children with cystic fibrosis leads to increased morbidity and mortality. Despite wide use of oropharyngeal cultures to identify pulmonary infection, concerns remain over their diagnostic accuracy. While bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) is an alternative diagnostic tool, evidence for its clinical benefit is lacking. Objective To determine if BAL-directed therapy ...

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Invasive diagnostic procedure for children with cystic fibrosis does not improve outcomes Tue, 12 Jul 2011 13:30:10 GMT Compared to a standard diagnostic procedure, infants with cystic fibrosis who received treatment based on a diagnostic procedure involving obtaining and culturing fluid samples from the lungs did not have a lower prevalence of lung-damaging infection or structural lung injury at 5 years of age, according to a study in the July 13 issue of JAMA.

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Hickory Creek team wins annual Trevor's Tournament fundraiser Thu, 7 Jul 2011 01:14:11 GMT For the 11th consecutive year, Baldwin City’s Bill and Michelle Leeker hosted a successful slow-pitch softball tournament and raised money for medical research. The Leekers hosted Trevor’s Tournament on June 25at the ball field complex on the west edge of town.

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Antidepressants during first trimester linked to increased risk of autism Mon, 4 Jul 2011 23:42:16 GMT Prenatal exposure to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, especially during the first trimester, is associated with a modest increase the risk of developing an autism spectrum disorder, according to a report published Online First in the Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

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AMA delegates call for price parity in fast-food options Sun, 3 Jul 2011 21:49:15 GMT The AMA says restaurants should similarly price nutritious items in children's meals with ones that are less healthy.

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AMA house endorses national ban on "bath salts" synthetic drug Sun, 3 Jul 2011 21:49:05 GMT The dangerous drug, still legal in most states, has been compared to cocaine.

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AMA supports tighter restrictions on products containing BPA Sun, 3 Jul 2011 21:48:55 GMT The move comes in the wake of numerous studies detailing the dangers of the organic compound.

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Making transition to combat zone can be surreal, AMA delegates learn Sun, 3 Jul 2011 21:48:25 GMT Doctors in Afghanistan and Iraq recall sand on operating tables and 20 trauma cases at a time, but also rewards along the way.

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CF screening for babies Sun, 3 Jul 2011 17:36:15 GMT THE Cystic Fibrosis Association of Ireland has welcomed the introduction of newborn screening for Cystic Fibrosis (CF).

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Making a Case for Expanding Genetic Screening to Entire Populations Fri, 1 Jul 2011 09:29:59 GMT Ever wonder what it would be like to extend genetic screening to entire populations in order to identify genetic susceptibilities that may help hasten diagnostics later in patients' lives, improve their family-planning decisions before conceiving a child, and improve disease prevention?

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Making sickle cell disease a manageable illness Thu, 30 Jun 2011 11:58:22 GMT On most days Giovanna Poli acts like a typical 12-year-old, but she is living with sickle cell disease.

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State of Nuevo Leon, Mexico Selects OZ Systems’ eSP Solution to Support Newborn Screening Programs Thu, 30 Jun 2011 09:26:00 GMT The Ministry of Health of Nuevo Leon, Mexico has selected OZ Systems’ e-Screener Plus™ health information management solution to provide secure, cloud-based data administration and case management support for the state’s newborn hearing and metabolic screening programs.

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Merck Serono Initiates Phase IIIb European Study SPARK in Children Younger Than Four Years, Suffering from ... Thu, 30 Jun 2011 00:23:32 GMT GENEVA, June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ Merck Serono, a division of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, today announced the enrollment of the first patients in SPARK[1]. The SPARK study will investigate the safety, efficacy and population …

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Dayton's list of what to keep open, what to close Wed, 29 Jun 2011 09:55:57 GMT ST. PAUL - A Ramsey County judge ordered some of Minnesota's executive branch to remain operational if there is a partial government shutdown Friday, following what earlier this month Gov. Mark Dayton suggested remain open:

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What to Ask Your Doctor About Sickle Cell Disease Wed, 29 Jun 2011 08:48:34 GMT Confronting a new diagnosis can be frightening and, because research changes so often, confusing. Here are some questions you may not think to ask your doctor, along with notes on why they’re important.

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Sickle Cell Disease Outlook Continues to Improve Wed, 29 Jun 2011 04:11:05 GMT On most days Giovanna Poli acts like a typical 12-year-old, but she is living with sickle cell disease.

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Lithium can prevent aggregation of toxic proteins and cell loss linked with Parkinson's Fri, 24 Jun 2011 00:19:40 GMT Lithium profoundly prevents the aggregation of toxic proteins and cell loss associated with Parkinson's disease (PD) in a mouse model of the condition.

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Scott bursts bubble Thu, 23 Jun 2011 21:00:00 GMT On behalf of Florida's primary immune deficiency community, we would like to express our utter disappointment and disbelief over Gov. Rick Scott's vetoing of line item No. 485, "Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Disease (SCID, also known as Bubble Boy disease) Testing Newborn Screening Program."

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Department of Health Wants to Continue Testing Newborns Through Shutdown Wed, 22 Jun 2011 21:01:48 GMT Every newborn baby in Minnesota is tested for dozens of medical conditions...

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Luminex Gets EraGen for $34M Wed, 22 Jun 2011 15:10:02 GMT Luminex has forged a definitive agreement to buy privately-held diagnostic testing company EraGen Biosciences for $34 million.

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Parents Say OK to Public Health’s Use of Social Media to Find Contact Information Wed, 22 Jun 2011 10:13:54 GMT ARLINGTON, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--OZ Systems’ study shows more than 77 percent of parents support public health departments’ use of social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter to enhance newborn screening follow up

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Pediatrician Urges Changes for Newborn Blood Spot Policies Tue, 21 Jun 2011 13:14:33 GMT NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Any new policies developed to address concerns about what happens to blood spots collected from newborns should focus on allowing the parents to choose what happens to these samples, which are valuable to researchers long after they are used for newborn screening, according to University of Michigan Health System pediatrician Beth Tarini.

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Valley Families Struggle To Cope With Cystic Fibrosis Mon, 20 Jun 2011 01:59:25 GMT So pretty. So bright. So vivacious. So loved. So threatened. So it is to be 7-year-old Elizabeth Church. "I love to play bingo," the smiling straight-A student says as her older sister Olivia and younger brother Evan join in scrambling for game boards.

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Taking the first step Sun, 19 Jun 2011 07:48:02 GMT WHAT’S the biggest decision you have made for your child? As a parent, you are faced with the constant challenge of safeguarding your children from various health hazards.

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Newborn Babies At Risk Of Hearing Loss And Intellectual Disability, Australia Sat, 18 Jun 2011 20:10:50 GMT Pregnant women and newborns should be routinely screened for cytomegalovirus (CMV) to prevent hearing loss and intellectual disability in infants, according to research in the Medical Journal of Australia. CMV is a common viral infection that causes flu-like or no symptoms in healthy people. However, it can cause additional problems for pregnant women, particularly if the infection occurs for ...

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HCG opens first sickle cell clinic in Karnataka Sat, 18 Jun 2011 11:18:16 GMT Bangalore, Jun 18 :HealthCare Global Enterprises Ltd (HCG), South Asia’s largest cancer care network, today opened the first sickle cell clinic in Karnataka on the eve of world Sickle Cell day tomorrow.

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Ethical debate over fatal disease for newborns Thu, 16 Jun 2011 15:55:04 GMT This baby is dying because he was never tested for Krabbe disease, a rare malady that most states don't test for

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Should all newborns be screened for Krabbe's? Thu, 16 Jun 2011 15:55:04 GMT If Krabbe is detected before any symptoms appear, an experimental transplant using stems cells from umbilical cord blood can stop or slow the disease in some cases

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Minnesota shutdown looming Wed, 15 Jun 2011 12:27:00 GMT Time is running out for Minnesota's parks, highway rest stops and public universities, not to mention 36,000 state employees.

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Restoring Trust Vital in Public Acceptance of the Use of Residual Newborn Screening Specimens Tue, 14 Jun 2011 14:44:45 GMT Government guidelines published today on the use of dried blood spots collected during mandatory newborn screening underemphasize the importance of getting the public on board with the practice, according to University of Michigan researcher.

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HMC centre to treat rare genetic disease Tue, 14 Jun 2011 14:35:54 GMT By Noimot Olayiwola Staff Reporter The Hamad Medical Corporation will soon have a regional centre for diagnosing and treating a rare genetic disease among Qatari families called the primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD), a senior doctor said yesterday.

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Minnesota prepares for shutdown Tue, 14 Jun 2011 11:03:09 GMT Time is running out for Minnesota's parks and highway rest stops, not to mention 36,000 state employees.

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MINNESOTA SHUTDOWN FEAR Tue, 14 Jun 2011 02:31:24 GMT Time is running out for Minnesota's parks, highway rest stops and public universities, not to mention 36,000 state employees.

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Family pushing for SCID screening Wed, 8 Jun 2011 20:25:30 GMT As a family continues to grieve the loss of a newborn child who fell victim to a rare but treatable disease, they are also taking on a cause which they hope will help save the lives of others.

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Mending Kelly welcomes big field for tournament Mon, 6 Jun 2011 19:42:05 GMT Jim Kelly's inability to swing a golf club didn't stop his 25th annual celebrity golf tournament from being a major success. The Hall-of-Fame quarterback, recuperating from recent back surgery, was thrilled with the response to his event, which was held Monday at Batavia's Terry Hills Golf Course.

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Kelly on mend, hosts record turnout Mon, 6 Jun 2011 10:15:15 GMT Bills Hall of Famer Jim Kelly served as host to his 25th annual Celebrity Golf Tournament this morning at Batavia's Terry Hills Golf Course. A total of 60 fivesomes (each including a celebrity) jammed the 27-hole course in what Kelly called a record turnout for the event.

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Officials: Md. health lab improving after lead records tumult Sat, 4 Jun 2011 13:28:12 GMT Interim director praised since news of records destruction In the three months since revelations of widespread records destruction at the state health department's lab, interim managers have made strides to improve its operation, Maryland's top health officials say.

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Saliva Test Spots Virus That Can Cause Hearing Loss in Newborns Thu, 2 Jun 2011 21:16:33 GMT Title: Saliva Test Spots Virus That Can Cause Hearing Loss in Newborns Category: Health News Created: 6/2/2011 10:06:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 6/2/2011

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Study Shows PCR-Based Saliva Test Effective for Detecting CMV Infection in Infants Thu, 2 Jun 2011 12:37:19 GMT A group led by clinical researchers from the University of Alabama-Birmingham has developed a real-time PCR assay that can detect cytomegalovirus in both liquid and dried saliva specimens from newborns with near-100 percent sensitivity and specificity when compared to the gold standard of rapid culture from saliva, according to research published today.

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Saliva Effective in Screening for CMV Infection in Newborns Thu, 2 Jun 2011 06:06:17 GMT Swabbing a newborn's mouth for saliva can be used to quickly and effectively screen for cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection, a leading cause of hearing loss in children.

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Should babies be screened for untreatable diseases? Wed, 1 Jun 2011 17:08:59 GMT A new poll shows parents are split over whether their newborns should be screened for fragile X syndrome, the most common type of inherited mental disability.

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Saliva is effective in screening for CMV infection in newborns, researchers find Wed, 1 Jun 2011 15:09:23 GMT Swabbing a newborn's mouth for saliva can be used to quickly and effectively screen for cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection, a leading cause of hearing loss in children.

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Saliva is effective in screening for CMV infection in newborns Wed, 1 Jun 2011 14:58:24 GMT Swabbing a newborn's mouth for saliva can be used to quickly and effectively screen for cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection, a leading cause of hearing loss in children, says research in the June 2 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Saliva is effective in screening for CMV infection in newborns, says NIH-funded research Wed, 1 Jun 2011 14:30:27 GMT ( NIH/National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders ) Swabbing a newborn's mouth for saliva can be used to quickly and effectively screen for cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection, a leading cause of hearing loss in children.

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Island's movers and shakers to be featured in 2012 calendar Tue, 31 May 2011 05:06:53 GMT During a Soroptimist meeting at the Staaten, West Brighton, two women received the Women's Opportunity Award, a stipend for women returning to college. The winners, seated from left, are Zanade Mann and Lisette Rodriquez. Others winners shown are Shawn Reilly...

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Implants help deaf learn language from listening Mon, 30 May 2011 14:13:26 GMT Tom Avril The Philadelphia Inquirer BRYN MAWR, Pa. The children are busy making a paper circus train, describing their favorite animals as they go. One boy announces he likes elephants; a classmate prefers snow leopards, explaining that they are "white as snow." It could be a preschool class anywhere, except that the group is unusually small, with just five children, and all are wearing ...

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Raising funds, awareness in city CF walk Mon, 30 May 2011 13:44:34 GMT CORNWALL -- Jean Lalonde's grandchildren, Hailie, two-and-a-half, and Aiden, 10 months, have both been diagnosed with cystic fibrosis.[...]

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Deaf education evolving with implants Mon, 30 May 2011 00:32:38 GMT The children are busy making a paper circus train, describing their favorite animals as they go. One boy announces he likes elephants; a classmate prefers snow leopards, explaining that they are "white as snow."

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Bolstered newborn screening could help fight against disease Thu, 26 May 2011 20:05:41 GMT Chinese health experts called for a strengthened newborn screening program to detect congenital disorders as early as possible, which would allow timely intervention and prevent serious consequences.

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The new normal Thu, 26 May 2011 19:47:52 GMT Two families discuss life with young children with cystic fibrosis

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The CDC Recognizes Newborn Screening in the "Ten Great Public Health Achievements" Wed, 25 May 2011 11:06:00 GMT BETHESDA, Md., May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced last weeks its "Ten Great Public Health Achievements – United States, 2001-2010." The major public health achievements of the first 10 years of the 21st century included Newborn Screening in its widely announced list.

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Severity of cystic fibrosis may be determined by presence of newly-identified modifier genes Wed, 25 May 2011 03:31:07 GMT (Medical Xpress) -- In an age where personalized medicine is within reach, a one-size-fits-all approach just won’t cut it. A group of North American researchers have identified two “modifier” genes in the genomes of cystic fibrosis patients that may be responsible for variation in severity between patients. This is the first study to show evidence that modifier genes affect lung disease severity ...

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Texas Senate Approves Newborn Screening Changes Tue, 24 May 2011 05:41:36 GMT Texas would need parental permission to store the parents' newborn's blood sample for possible research use under legislation approved by the Texas Senate.

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One Simple Test Can Save Your Baby's Life: Newborn Screening Experts Discuss What the CDC Has Called "One of the Ten ... Mon, 23 May 2011 16:18:00 GMT SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - 05/23/11) - Newborn screening, a vital public health program that has been called one of the most significant, lifesaving and important public health programs in the United States of the past 50 years, will be the subject of this week's "Life Love & Health" radio program. The broadcast comes one week after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention listed ...

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Lorena family testifies against bill related to newborn medical screening Fri, 20 May 2011 22:13:05 GMT Lorena residents Andrew and Kelly McDonald and their 16-year-old daughter, Macy, recently traveled to Austin to testify against a bill related to the state’s newborn screening program.

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Toddler's last months made special: parents Fri, 20 May 2011 10:06:58 GMT The parents of a Dunedin toddler who died on the way to participating in research in the United States on his rare metabolic disorder say they are proud they made the last months of their son's short life special. read more

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Research and Markets: Opportunities in Noninvasive Prenatal Diagnostics and Newborn Screening Fri, 20 May 2011 03:55:00 GMT Research and Markets has announced the addition of Decision Resources, Inc.'s new report "Opportunities in Noninvasive Prenatal Diagnostics and Newborn Screening" to their offering.

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Nominations open for newborn screening search Wed, 18 May 2011 22:53:20 GMT read more

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Estradiol may exacerbate tumor growth in breast cancer Wed, 18 May 2011 22:12:13 GMT A recently discovered enzyme drives the production of a potent form of estrogen in human breast cancer tissue, researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine have found.

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Taking great strides for cystic fibrosis Wed, 18 May 2011 08:32:45 GMT Katie Schulz didn’t know what cystic fibrosis was until her daughter, Sophia, was born with the terminal illness. "Having no family history, I was shocked to learn that my daughter had cystic fibrosis,” Schulz said.

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Turning The Tide On Intellectual Disability: A New Approach To Diagnosis Wed, 18 May 2011 02:51:04 GMT BC Children's Hospital is launching a new clinical research program that promises to change the medical paradigm for diagnosing and treating intellectual disability in children. The program, called "Treatable Intellectual Disability Endeavour in B.C. (TIDE-BC)", features a diagnostic protocol of specific lab tests to identify all children in B.C. who have a treatable form of intellectual ...

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Setting up cervical cancer screening programmes in the developing world Tue, 17 May 2011 14:34:55 GMT In this week's PLoS Medicine, Groesbeck Parham from the Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia, and colleagues describe their Cervical Cancer Prevention Program, which has provided services to over 58,000 women over the past five years.

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Bacterial infection alone not an indicator of poor lung function in adolescents with cystic fibrosis, study finds Mon, 16 May 2011 15:12:01 GMT Children with cystic fibrosis (CF) who have poor lung function early in life are more likely also to have poor lung function in adolescence, regardless of whether they are exposed to a common infection caused by the bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa in early childhood, according to a new study. Earlier studies had indicated infection with the bacteria early in life was strongly associated with ...

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Bacterial Infection Alone Not an Indicator of Poor Lung Function in Adolescents with CF Mon, 16 May 2011 08:57:06 GMT Children with cystic fibrosis (CF) who have poor lung function early in life are more likely also to have poor lung function in adolescence, regardless of whether they are exposed to a common infection caused by the bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa in early childhood. Earlier studies had indicated infection with the bacteria early in life was strongly associated with poor lung function later on.

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PacBio, Mt. Sinai Partner on Clinical Research Mon, 16 May 2011 07:50:50 GMT NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Pacific Biosciences and the Mount Sinai School of Medicine today announced a collaboration "to advance research" through the Mount Sinai Institute of Genomics and Multiscale Biology.

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Pacific Biosciences, Mount Sinai collaborate to advance genomic research Mon, 16 May 2011 05:35:49 GMT Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc. announced a bi-coastal collaboration to advance clinical research through the Mount Sinai Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology to be led by Eric E. Schadt, Ph.D.

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Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Pacific Biosciences Partner to Advance Clinical Research through Institute for ... Mon, 16 May 2011 04:43:57 GMT Mount Sinai School of Medicine (Mount Sinai) and Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc. (NASDAQ: PACB) ...

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B.C. Children's Hospital researchers hope to turn TIDE against diseases Mon, 16 May 2011 01:36:13 GMT Svenga Fordstrom was diagnosed with phenylketonuria at birth. It is a rare metabolic disease that can develop into an intellectual disability, or mental retardation, if left untreated.

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Opinion: Lawsuit over newborn blood tests explores privacy rights Sun, 15 May 2011 19:34:53 GMT A lawsuit against the Provincial Health Services Authority over the collection and storage of B.C. and Yukon newborns’ blood has received a green light to proceed.

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TIDE Research program aims to diagnose treatable disorders in newborns Sun, 15 May 2011 19:05:02 GMT Svenga Fordstrom was diagnosed with phenylketonuria at birth. It is a rare metabolic disease that can develop into an intellectual disability, or mental retardation, if left untreated.

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Luminex Stays at Neutral Fri, 13 May 2011 15:45:01 GMT We maintain our Neutral recommendation on Luminex Corporation.

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State Bill Would Change Newborn Screening Policy Thu, 12 May 2011 07:16:59 GMT Allyson Craven acts like a typical 2-year-old. But what you can't see about her is a genetic disorder which prevents her from digesting some foods.

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UCLA researchers amp up power of killer CD8 T-cells to fight melanoma Tue, 10 May 2011 22:35:11 GMT Researchers with UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have discovered a way to amp up the power of killer T-cells, called CD8 cells, making them more functional for longer periods of time and boosting their ability to multiply and expand within the body to fight melanoma, a new study has found.

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Research suggests systemic sclerosis is an independent risk factor for atherosclerosis Tue, 10 May 2011 16:20:14 GMT A new study by researchers in Hong Kong suggests that systemic sclerosis is an independent determinant for moderate to severe coronary calcification or atherosclerosis. Conventional cardiovascular risk factors such as age and hypertension predispose patients with systemic sclerosis to plaque build-up in the heart arteries similar to the general population. Details of this study are now available ...

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Luminex Tops Ests, Profit Cruises Tue, 10 May 2011 09:15:01 GMT Luminex's first quarter revenues and earnings topped the Zacks Consensus Estimates riding on healthy consumables and assay demand.

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Luminex's Q1 Revenues up 30 Percent Mon, 9 May 2011 13:05:36 GMT NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Luminex today said its first-quarter revenues spiked 30 percent year over year, led by record consumables sales.

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Pediatricians push for newborn hearing test Mon, 9 May 2011 11:05:12 GMT The Canadian Paediatric Society wants all provinces and territories to screen newborns for hearing problems.

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Pediatricians want newborns screened for hearing problems Mon, 9 May 2011 08:37:44 GMT Every child born in Canada should be screened for hearing loss right after birth, so that potential problems can be addressed early, Canada's pediatricians say.

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Pediatricians urge hearing screens for all newborns Mon, 9 May 2011 08:02:52 GMT Every child born in Canada should be screened for hearing loss right after birth, so that potential problems can be addressed early, Canada's pediatricians say.

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Pediatricians push for universal newborn hearing screening across Canada Mon, 9 May 2011 07:45:11 GMT TORONTO - The Canadian Paediatric Society wants all provinces and territories to screen newborns for hearing problems. It released a position statement Monday saying that up to three in 1,000 babies are born profoundly deaf, and another three in 1,000 have serious hearing loss.

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False-positive screenings scare parents of newborns Mon, 9 May 2011 06:14:14 GMT When newborn screening tests are correct, they're invaluable, detecting illness in up to 5,000 children a year. But when they’re not — 200,000 times a year — parents and kids can endure months of repeated tests, plus lingering anxiety, health experts say.

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JAMES HARRINGTON: Where have privacy rights gone? Fri, 6 May 2011 11:16:00 GMT Texans have long lived under what is turning out to be an unfounded myth, that privacy is one of our basic rights.

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World Known Immunologist Dr. Rebecca Buckley coming to Rhode Island Thu, 5 May 2011 08:45:03 GMT Mention the words “bubble boy” and many will recall David Vetter, the kid with big eyes and a thick thatch of dark hair who died 25 years ago after spending almost the entire 12 years of his life in a germ-free, plastic bubble.

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Ontario ombud needs wider authority over public institutions Tue, 3 May 2011 21:11:37 GMT In an ideal, democratic society, when a citizen has a problem with a governmental agency, there should be somewhere for citizens to turn to resolve their issue. An ombud is able to provide this service to citizens.

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Pros, Cons of Newborn Genetic Screening Tue, 3 May 2011 18:04:37 GMT In nearly all states, screening newborn babies for genetic diseases is mandatory. The tests allow parents to intervene early if their child has one of nearly 30 chronic illnesses, and, sometimes, the interventions can be life saving.

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NY State Designates Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital As A Specialty Center For The Treatment Of Inherited Metabolic ... Tue, 3 May 2011 11:10:52 GMT The New York State Department of Health has announced that NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center is a designated Inherited Metabolic Disease Specialty Center -- one of only nine in the state. Within 48 hours of birth, all babies are screened for 40 inborn errors of metabolism -- genetic defects that interfere with their ability to process ...

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OZ Systems to Present at the 2011 Smart Start Conference Mon, 2 May 2011 12:43:00 GMT OZ Systems, a provider of information management and school-readiness solutions for the education industry, will participate in the 2011 Smart Start Conference May 2-5, 2011, in Greensboro, N.C.

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Pfizer announces global launch of new child nutrition products Thu, 28 Apr 2011 01:07:55 GMT Pfizer Inc. today announced the global launch of its new advanced GOLD range of child nutrition products, developed to meet the changing nutritional and feeding needs of young children. The GOLD range of infant and follow-on formulas, and growing-up milks provides the right balance of high-quality nutrients needed to support ideal health, growth and development in growing children.

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Guide through a medical maze Tue, 26 Apr 2011 05:46:50 GMT Heather Spear and William Hanberg sit with their daughter EmmaRose in an examination room at UCLA. At 2z, EmmaRose is snuggly and engaging, but she doesn’t yet walk or talk, and the family has traveled about 150 miles from Lompoc, Calif., to try to figure out why.

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Counselors Help People Whose Genomes May Hold Risks for Diseases Mon, 25 Apr 2011 17:48:02 GMT Heather Spear and William Hanberg sit with their daughter EmmaRose in an examination room at UCLA. At 2 ½, EmmaRose is snuggly and engaging, but she doesn't yet walk or talk, and the family has traveled about 150 miles from Lompoc, Calif., to try to figure out why.

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Genetic counselors help people whose genomes may hold risks for diseases Sat, 23 Apr 2011 22:27:21 GMT Heather Spear and William Hanberg sit with their daughter EmmaRose in an examination room at UCLA. At 21/2, EmmaRose is snuggly and engaging, but she doesn't yet walk or talk, and the family has traveled about 150 miles from Lompoc, Calif., to try to figure out why. A genetic test showed abnormalities, including alterations to a gene linked to learning disabilities and autism. But no one's sure ...

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Genetic counselors help people who may be at risk for diseases Thu, 21 Apr 2011 19:26:02 GMT A genetic counselor may help a couple decide whether to change their childbearing plans.

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Repligen anticipates 30% increase in total revenues for 2011 Thu, 21 Apr 2011 06:04:08 GMT Repligen Corporation today announced preliminary financial results for fiscal year 2011 which ended March 31, 2011. Total revenue for the year is expected to be $27.3 million compared to $21.0 million in the prior fiscal year, an increase of 30%.

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Genetic counselors help patients understand DNA issues Sat, 16 Apr 2011 17:12:59 GMT The professionals translate medical jargon for people whose genomes may hold risks for diseases. Heather Spear and William Hanberg sit with their daughter EmmaRose in an examination room at UCLA. At 21/2, EmmaRose is snuggly and engaging, but she doesn't yet walk or talk, and the family has traveled about 150 miles from Lompoc, Calif., to try to figure out why.

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Stored newborn blood samples raise concern across country Sat, 16 Apr 2011 07:26:55 GMT States inconsistent on telling parents about what identifying information is retained and shared with researchers A decades-old program to screen newborns for certain hereditary diseases could be at risk because parents across the country have grown concerned about what happens to the leftover blood, according to a Johns Hopkins researcher who has studied state laws.

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Stored newborn blood samples raise concern Sat, 16 Apr 2011 07:22:25 GMT States inconsistent on telling parents about what identifying information is retained and shared with researchers A decades-old program to screen newborns for certain hereditary diseases could be at risk because parents across the country have grown concerned about what happens to the leftover blood, according to a Johns Hopkins researcher who has studied state laws.

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Researchers temporarily turn off essential gene using RNAi technology Fri, 15 Apr 2011 00:40:50 GMT One way of discovering a gene's function is to switch it off and observe how the loss of its activity affects an organism. If a gene is essential for survival, however, then switching it off permanently will kill the organism before the gene's function can be determined. Researchers at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) have overcome this problem by using RNA interference (RNAi) technology to ...

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National newborn hearing screening to be rolled out Wed, 13 Apr 2011 18:05:40 GMT THE first phase of a national newborn hearing screening programme will commence in Cork after Easter, with the full roll-out expected to be completed by the end of next year.

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Doctors, parents defend newborn screening system Wed, 13 Apr 2011 04:54:16 GMT Pediatricians and parents entered the political arena at the State Capitol to defend the state's newborn screening system.

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Abortion restrictions advance in Minn. Legislature Tue, 12 Apr 2011 18:24:15 GMT New restrictions on abortion are advancing in the Minnesota Legislature. A Senate health panel approved proposals to prohibit

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Construction 'springs' in Uptown Minneapolis Tue, 12 Apr 2011 18:23:11 GMT Construction has ramped up this spring in Minneapolis' Uptown neighborhood. Crews have been working on four new projects that will bring more housing

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Privacy debate surrounds use of newborns' blood samples Tue, 12 Apr 2011 16:56:06 GMT Parents, doctors and researchers are urging lawmakers to reject proposed restrictions on Minnesota's Newborn Screening program. They would require the state Department of Health to destroy the blood samples that are collected from newborns to identify rare medical disorders that aren't obvious at birth. Right now the blood samples are stored indefinitely, so they can be used for quality control ...

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Attorneys to don blue jeans to benefit March of Dimes Tue, 12 Apr 2011 14:46:12 GMT Attorneys in Leavenworth County District Court will be wearing blue jeans with their professional attire during the week of April 25 as part of Blue Jeans for Babies.

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'Very encouraging' results for Irish cystic fibrosis patients in drug trials Sun, 10 Apr 2011 17:01:12 GMT A NEW drug has been shown to improve lung function, weight and quality of life in people who have a particular strain of cystic fibrosis (CF), a conference on the condition was told at the weekend.

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March for Babies set April 17 Sun, 10 Apr 2011 03:41:03 GMT March for Babies is the March of Dimes premier fundraising event that benefits all babies — those born healthy as well as those who need help to survive and thrive.

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Community Calendar for April 9, 2011 Sat, 9 Apr 2011 01:08:11 GMT BREAKFASTS

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Blood sample store subject of debate Fri, 8 Apr 2011 10:17:46 GMT The Government decided last year millions of cards containing droplets of newborns' blood will be stored indefinitely, but the decision was never publicised. read more

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Zacharon Pharmaceuticals Announces Research and Development Collaboration With Pfizer to Develop Drugs for Multiple ... Thu, 7 Apr 2011 05:00:00 GMT Zacharon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that the company has entered into a strategic research collaboration with Pfizer Inc. to develop drugs for orphan diseases, including lysosomal storage disorders.

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OZ Systems to Speak and Exhibit at the Australasian Newborn Hearing Screening Conference Wed, 6 Apr 2011 05:00:00 GMT OZ Systems, a provider of information management and newborn screening solutions for the healthcare industry, will participate in the Australasian Newborn Hearing Screening Conference, April 8-9 in Fremantle, Australia.

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Acamprosate can help treat patients with autism, Fragile X syndrome Tue, 5 Apr 2011 01:23:19 GMT In small, early clinical trials, adults and children with autism and Fragile X syndrome have shown improved communication and social behavior when treated with acamprosate, according to Craig Erickson, M.D., assistant professor of psychiatry at the Indiana University School of Medicine and chief of the Riley Hospital for Children Christian Sarkine Autism Treatment Center at Indiana University ...

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Michael S. Watson, Ph.D., receives Am College of Medical Genetics-ACMG Foundation Presidents' Award Mon, 4 Apr 2011 13:53:54 GMT ( American College of Medical Genetics ) The ACMG and ACMG Foundation Presidents' Award has been newly established to thank and honor the valuable contributions made by a member of the American College of Medical Genetics. In a surprise announcement, Michael S. Watson, Ph.D., FACMG was named the first recipient of this new honor during the Presidential Plenary session at the 2011 ACMG Clinical ...

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Council okays birthing station fees Sat, 2 Apr 2011 07:34:14 GMT CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The City Council of San Fernando recently approved the imposition of fees for birthing stations in city. In an amended ordinance sponsored by Councilor Ayzel Macalino, Fernandinos who would avail the services of the birthing stations in Northville 14, Barangays San Nicolas, Sindalan and either in Barangay Dolores or Barangay San Jose would be asked to pay a minimal fee of ...

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Parents say $1 test could have saved son's life Thu, 31 Mar 2011 23:42:35 GMT The parents of a terminally ill child in Riverside County say their son's life could have been changed with a $1 test, which could have been done at birth.

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Parents say $1 test could have changed son's life Thu, 31 Mar 2011 23:42:35 GMT The parents of a terminally ill child in Riverside County say their son's life could have been changed with a $1 test, which could have been done at birth.

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Minnesota Senate passes $1.6 billion in cuts to health care Thu, 31 Mar 2011 08:32:08 GMT ST. PAUL — More than 100,000 low-income Minnesotans would no longer qualify for Medical Assistance under a health care budget-cutting bill that won approval Wednesday in the Senate. The GOP-backed measure cuts $1.6 billion in

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New Study Finds Most States Unclear About Storage, Use Of Babies' Blood Samples Tue, 29 Mar 2011 04:45:07 GMT Government-sponsored analysis led by Johns Hopkins bioethics scholar published in Pediatrics. State laws and policies governing the storage and use of surplus blood samples taken from newborns as part of the routine health screening process range from explicit to non-existent, leaving many parents ill-informed about how their babies' left over blood might be used, according to a team led by a ...

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Family finds hope in a vest, a walk and a 2-year-old’s active lifestyle Tue, 29 Mar 2011 02:25:40 GMT Berkeley Peth, 2, sits with her mom, Rochelle Peth, as she goes through her daily treatment on a device called a Smart Vest at her home in Greeley. Her dad, Scott Peth, watches. Berkeley has cystic fibrosis and uses the vest to clear the lungs of excess mucus.

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State laws regarding baby blood samples analyzed Mon, 28 Mar 2011 15:13:56 GMT State laws and policies governing the storage and use of surplus blood samples taken from newborns as part of the routine health screening process range from explicit to non-existent, leaving many parents ill-informed about how their babies' left over blood might be used, according to a team led by a member of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, in collaboration with researchers ...

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NJMET Announces March of Dimes Sponsorship Walk 2011 Mon, 28 Mar 2011 12:00:00 GMT Joseph Federico will Lead NJMET's Team in the Walkathon to Benefit the March of Dimes in Manhattan on Sunday, May 1st. Team NJMET is Walking for the Eighth Straight Year.

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Most U.S. states unclear about storage, use of babies' blood samples, new study finds Mon, 28 Mar 2011 11:17:45 GMT State laws and policies governing the storage and use of surplus blood samples taken from newborns for routine health screenings range from explicit to non-existent, leaving many parents ill-informed about how their babies' left over blood might be used, according to a new article.

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Most States Unclear About Storage, Use of Babies' Blood Samples Mon, 28 Mar 2011 09:34:18 GMT State laws and policies governing the storage and use of surplus blood samples taken from newborns as part of the routine health screening process range from explicit to non-existent, leaving many parents ill-informed about how their babies' left over blood might be used, according to a scholar at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics. A report on the analysis is published March 28 in ...

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Most states unclear about storage, use of babies' blood samples, new study finds Mon, 28 Mar 2011 09:30:51 GMT ( Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions ) State laws and policies governing the storage and use of surplus blood samples taken from newborns for routine health screenings range from explicit to non-existent, leaving many parents ill-informed about how their babies' left over blood might be used, according to a scholar at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, in collaboration with ...

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Newborn Hearing Screenings Flawed Thu, 24 Mar 2011 09:19:25 GMT (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Although universal newborn hearing screening programs appear to identify children with hearing loss at a younger age, nearly one-third of pediatric cochlear implant recipients pass newborn screening only to be diagnosed later in infancy or early childhood. When universal newborn hearing screening programs (UNHS) were originally created, it was presumed that most hearing ...

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Ownership Of Blood From Newborn Screening Thu, 24 Mar 2011 03:45:59 GMT The absence of specific laws which define the ownership, storage and use of blood drops taken from every Australian baby since 1971 could threaten public trust in newborn screening (NBS) programs in Australia, a University of Melbourne academic has warned. For the past 40 years, the heel of nearly every baby born in Australia has been pricked to collect several drops of blood. These drops ...

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Budget Misses On Childhood Hearing Thu, 24 Mar 2011 03:45:10 GMT Today, the Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (CASLPA) expressed its disappointment at the absence of dedicated funding in the federal budget for universal newborn hearing screening programs (UNHS) to detect permanent childhood hearing loss (PCHL). "By not providing dedicated funding for a universal newborn hearing screening program, they are missing a real ...

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Lack of laws governing newborn screening programs in Australia threaten public trust Thu, 24 Mar 2011 03:01:46 GMT The absence of specific laws which define the ownership, storage and use of blood drops taken from every Australian baby since 1971 could threaten public trust in newborn screening (NBS) programs in Australia, a University of Melbourne academic has warned.

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Boost for hearing programs for children Wed, 23 Mar 2011 17:45:27 GMT The Cora Barclay Centre for deaf and hearing-impaired children has been given a funding package of just over $2 million for three years.

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Support babies at the March of Dimes Wed, 23 Mar 2011 12:40:38 GMT Help call attention to health problems threatening babies by joining the March of Dimes and hundreds of walkers from Whidbey Island for the annual March for Babies on March 26 at Windjammer Park in Oak Harbor.

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Party With a Purpose to help Andrew fight SMA Wed, 23 Mar 2011 09:10:00 GMT The 2nd Annual Party With a Purpose to help Andrew Creighton and FightSMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy) Mechanicsville will be held from 7 to 11:30 p.m. Friday, April 8, at Plant Zero at Zero E. 4th St. in Richmond

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Newborn hearing tests miss some cases of deafness Wed, 23 Mar 2011 08:32:45 GMT One-third of children given cochlear implants had actually passed the newborn hearing screening test at the hospital before being later diagnosed with hearing loss, a new study finds.

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'Bubble boy disease' test developed for newborns Wed, 23 Mar 2011 07:37:53 GMT Doctors have developed a test that can quickly determine whether child has rare disease.

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Study finds novel physical mechanism behind cancer migration Wed, 23 Mar 2011 04:02:25 GMT Ninety percent of cancer deaths resulted from metastasis, the spread of cancer to different areas in the body, yet scientific exploration of the possible mechanical factors that promote metastasis has been limited.

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Newborn Screenings May Miss Hearing Loss, According To Study Tue, 22 Mar 2011 14:04:11 GMT Newborn screenings don’t detect hearing loss in all children, a new study finds. The Los Angeles Times reports that researchers in Illinois examined data from 391 children who received cochlear implants in the state from 1991 to 2008. They found that nearly one-third of children who received the implants had passed newborn screening tests but were later diagnosed with hearing loss. Cochlear...

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Expanded Newborn Screening for Detection of Vitamin B12 Deficiency [Research Letters] Tue, 22 Mar 2011 13:46:32 GMT To the Editor: When undiagnosed, infant vitamin B 12 deficiency can result in anemia, failure to thrive, developmental regression, and neurological deficits and is most commonly caused by maternal vitamin B 12 deficiency.

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Hearing screening misses some deaf kids Tue, 22 Mar 2011 13:40:27 GMT Passing a newborn hearing test is no guarantee against deafness, U.S. researchers say.

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Newborn Screening Tests Miss Some Babies' Hearing Problems Tue, 22 Mar 2011 12:38:58 GMT Hearing testing of newborns isn't perfect. A study finds that about one-third of children who later received cochlear implants passed screening tests shortly after birth.

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Mark W. Kline, M.D.: Fighting Sickle Cell Disease in Angola: Building Partnerships to Match the Challenge Tue, 22 Mar 2011 05:54:09 GMT A history-making agreement was signed today, initiating the West African nation of Angola's first program to address a disease that likely affects some 6,000 babies born there each year.

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Experts to showcase nursing education, practical innovations at Las Vegas national conference Tue, 22 Mar 2011 04:01:27 GMT Motivating and educating nurses to help them excel in their daily practice is the focus of this year's National Conference for Nurse Practitioners: The Conference for Primary and Acute Care Clinicians, May 11-14, 2011, at the Las Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas, NV.

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Newborn hearing screenings do not appear to identify all children at risk for hearing loss Mon, 21 Mar 2011 22:18:45 GMT Although universal newborn hearing screening programs appear to identify children with hearing loss at a younger age, nearly one-third of pediatric cochlear implant recipients pass newborn screening only to be diagnosed later in infancy or early childhood, according to a new study.

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Newborn hearing screening won't catch all cases of childhood hearing loss Mon, 21 Mar 2011 13:44:46 GMT Newborn hearing screening has been considered a valuable addition to newborn care over the last decade. The earlier children with hearing loss can be identified, experts say, the sooner they can begin therapies to learn sign language or be evaluated for cochlear implants.

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Newborn Screenings May Miss Hearing Loss in Some Kids Mon, 21 Mar 2011 13:03:25 GMT MONDAY, March 21 (HealthDay News) -- Newborn hearing screenings don't detect all children at risk for hearing loss, a new study finds.

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Who owns our blood? Mon, 21 Mar 2011 08:43:03 GMT The absence of specific laws which define the ownership, storage and use of blood drops taken from every Australian baby since 1971 could threaten public trust in newborn screening (NBS) programs in Australia, a University of Melbourne academic has warned.

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Living with a rare disease Sat, 19 Mar 2011 22:26:00 GMT WILMINGTON - When Wilmington residents, Michael C. Vestal and his wife, Marygrace, brought their seemingly healthy infant son, Michael, home from the hospital they were prepared for the usual sleep-deprived nights that come with the joys of parenthood. They already had a three-year old daughter, Mia, so they knew the routine. However, nothing prepared them for the events that followed their new ...

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On the Record / March 19, 2011 Sat, 19 Mar 2011 03:31:39 GMT Medaille College appointed Catherine Lengel graduate program recruiter. She will work with Canadian students in the master of science in education programs at Medaille’s Amherst campus. Lengel earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University at Buffalo.

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Simple newborn test developed to detect 'bubble boy disease' Fri, 18 Mar 2011 18:24:55 GMT SAN FRANCISCO - University of California at San Francisco doctors have developed a test that, using just a drop of blood taken within hours of a baby's birth, can determine whether the child has a rare but potentially fatal immune deficiency disorder known as "bubble boy disease."

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First-of-Its-Kind Study Suggests Importance of Routine Mental Health Screening in the Care of Patients Suffering From ... Fri, 18 Mar 2011 08:18:49 GMT NOVATO, Calif., March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (Nasdaq: BMRN) announced today preliminary results from ADAPT (A Diversified Approach for PKU Treatment) in an abstract (Abstract #91 , Mental Health Screening in Phenylketoniuria (PKU) Clinic ) presented by Barbara Burton, MD at the 2011 annual American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG) conference in Vancouver, Canada ...

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Autism Speaks supports ICM-9-CM diagnostic code for ASD detection in children Fri, 18 Mar 2011 04:56:28 GMT With increasing frequency, parents of children with autism spectrum disorder report the terrible consequences that can occur when their children wander or unexpectedly run away.

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Special report takes critical look at debates about pediatric problematic moods, behaviors Thu, 17 Mar 2011 04:56:48 GMT Decisions about whether and how to diagnose children with emotional and behavioral disturbances, and whether and how to treat them, are sometimes not clear-cut. When decisions lie within a "zone of ambiguity," people who emphasize different value commitments can reach different but equally respectable conclusions.

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Texting for your baby's health Wed, 16 Mar 2011 14:33:41 GMT (ARA) - Did you just find out that you're pregnant? Are you concerned about your infant's nutrition? Want quick tips to help you have a healthy pregnancy and healthy first year for your baby?

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Genetic mapping raises hope for cures Tue, 15 Mar 2011 17:00:00 GMT In a small lab at B.C. Children's Hospital, the DNA in patients' blood samples is tested for about four dozen inherited diseases such as cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy, Huntington's disease and hemophilia, all caused by defective genes.

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S.C. physician in forefront of pediatric genetics therapy Tue, 15 Mar 2011 12:03:42 GMT Dr. Robert A. Saul, senior clinical geneticist at the Greenwood Genetic Center, has been appointed to chair the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Committee on Genetics.

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Positive results from exenatide phase 2 study in patients with type 2 diabetes Thu, 10 Mar 2011 20:08:24 GMT Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Eli Lilly and Company and Alkermes, Inc. today announced positive results from a phase 2 study evaluating the effects of a once-monthly injectable suspension formulation of exenatide on glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes.

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Don't let a doc ruin baby's hearing Thu, 10 Mar 2011 07:39:23 GMT Doctors told Haleh Resnick her baby needed to wear hearing aids. Defying those orders may have saved her son's hearing.

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Don't let a doctor destroy your baby's hearing Thu, 10 Mar 2011 07:39:23 GMT As about 2% of babies born in the United States do, Alex Resnick failed the routine newborn hearing screening he received before he left the hospital. At first his parents didn't think much of it, since the nurse told them further testing often shows the baby is fine. But six weeks later when those additional tests showed Alex had moderate to severe hearing loss, his mother's heart sank.

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Scorer's Tent Wed, 9 Mar 2011 02:00:08 GMT Results from golf league play around Polk County through March 7 with format, date, event and winners by flight or class in alphabetical order.

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Walk for babies in planning stages Tue, 8 Mar 2011 21:00:00 GMT Planning for the March of Dimes annual walk is underway in Rockingham County

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Letter to the Editor - Newborn Screening Program Tue, 8 Mar 2011 08:13:49 GMT Editor:It would appear as though the State Legislature is determined to cut funding to all vulnerable citizens in Arizona. The recent news regarding SB1519 and the abolishment of AHCCCS is just one of the many actions our Legislature will take that will dramatically impact Arizonans.Also on the chopping block Funding for the Newborn Screening Program. There are 29 different screening tests...

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Worldwide collaborative project to improve newborn screening accuracy for metabolic disorders Fri, 4 Mar 2011 00:05:13 GMT A unique worldwide collaborative project takes advantage of the Internet to improve the accuracy of screening for rare metabolic disorders in newborns, reports a paper in the March issue of Genetics in Medicine, the official peer-reviewed journal of The American College of Medical Genetics.

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Newborn screening for babies urged Thu, 3 Mar 2011 08:02:17 GMT THE Southern Philippine Medical Center (SPMC) has intensified its advocacy to educate Dabawenyos of the importance of the Newborn Screening (NBS) through its Newborn Screening Center. In Wednesday's Club 888 media forum, Dr. Conchita Alabarquez of the Newborn Screening Center urged parents to avail of the screening in accordance to Republic Act (RA) 9288. read more

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NSCM nanawagan sa ginikanan nga dunay masuso ipahiling Thu, 3 Mar 2011 06:50:11 GMT NANAWAGAN karon ang usa ka doktor ngadto sa mga ginikanan nga kon mamahimo ipa-check up ang ilang bag-ong himugso nga anak aron malikay sa sakit. read more

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'Unprecedented' Worldwide Collaboration Improves Newborn Screening for Metabolic Disorders Thu, 3 Mar 2011 06:24:06 GMT A unique worldwide collaborative project takes advantage of the Internet to improve the accuracy of screening for rare metabolic disorders in newborns, reports a paper in the March issue of Genetics in Medicine, the official peer-reviewed journal of The American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG). The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health.

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OZ Systems Facilitates TEHDI Initiative That Helps Texas Midwives Obtain, Use Latest Newborn Screening Equipment Tue, 1 Mar 2011 06:00:00 GMT OZ Systems today announced that it is helping the Texas Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program facilitate an initiative that will provide the latest newborn hearing screening equipment to midwives across the state.

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Fellowship set at hygienic lab Tue, 1 Mar 2011 01:45:47 GMT The University of Iowa School of Journalism and Mass Communications and the State Hygienic Laboratory are partnering to provide the first Health Communications Fellowship established by either agency.

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Patients connect online for support Mon, 28 Feb 2011 06:22:57 GMT Almost a quarter of internet users in the U.S. who are living with a chronic disease have gone online to find others like them, a report shows.

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Thought Leaders in Europe and US Address Challenges to Making Rare Diseases a Global Public Health Priority Mon, 28 Feb 2011 00:18:34 GMT PARIS, February 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ CSL Behring announces a special edition of its Key Issues Dialogue series released in conjunction with Rare Disease Day 2011, an international event to raise awareness of rare diseases and their impact on …

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Newborn Screening for Dangerous Blood Disorder Can Save Lives Wed, 23 Feb 2011 14:27:29 GMT Study shows testing for hemoglobin H disease at birth leads to better medical care and decreased morbidity, may lead to change in national public health policy.

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OZ Systems to Participate in Interoperability Showcase at HIMSS11 Conference and Expo Mon, 21 Feb 2011 05:00:00 GMT OZ Systems, a provider of information management and newborn screening solutions for the healthcare industry, will participate in the Interoperability Showcase as a Leadership Level Partner with the CDC at the HIMSS11 Conference and Exposition, Feb. 20-24 in Orlando.

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Immune Deficiency Foundation Praises Illinois Genetic and Metabolic Diseases Advisory Committee on Vote to Recommend ... Sun, 20 Feb 2011 07:40:48 GMT Springfield, IL and Towson, MD – The Illinois Genetic and Metabolic Diseases Advisory Committee voted unanimously to recommend that the Department of Health screen all newborns for Severe Combined Immune Deficiency (SCID) - commonly known as bubble boy disease.

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LifeTech Awards Ion Torrent PGMs for Projects in Newborn Screening, Pathogen Testing Fri, 18 Feb 2011 08:55:30 GMT This story was originally published Feb. 18. Life Technologies last week announced two winners and three runners-up of the European Ion Torrent Personal Genome Machine Sequencer Grants Program, all of whom will receive an Ion Torrent PGM to aid in their research proposals.

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Life Tech Announces Winners of European Ion Torrent Sequencing Grants Program Fri, 18 Feb 2011 07:55:40 GMT NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Life Technologies today announced the winners and runners-up of the European Ion Torrent Personal Genome Machine Sequencer Grants Program.

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Media alert: ACMG 2011 Clinical Genetics Meeting -- press registration is now open Wed, 16 Feb 2011 14:19:17 GMT ( American College of Medical Genetics ) "From Genomic Testing to Genomics and Cancer to The Future of Newborn Screening," the focus of the ACMG Meeting is on the practice of genetics and genomics in health care today and in the future. The conference will showcase the latest advances and breakthroughs in genetics research and its applications to medical practice and public health.

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Capitol Alert: AM Alert: Roses are red, budget ink is too ... Mon, 14 Feb 2011 06:18:14 GMT Capitol Alert isn't in the business of candy and flowers, but we can direct you to a photo gallery of Sacramento's power couples, including two of the Torch Club 's more famous customers .

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UAE- Screening for congenital heart disease launched Wed, 9 Feb 2011 23:26:28 GMT UAE- Screening for congenital heart disease launched

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Screening for congenital heart disease launched Wed, 9 Feb 2011 11:40:06 GMT ABU DHABI — The Health Authority – Abu Dhabi (HAAD), in association with the Children’s National Medical Centre, rolled out a newborn screening programme in the emirate for critical cyanotic congenital heart disease (CCCHD)—the most serious form of congenital heart disease (CHD).

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OZ Systems Excels in Healthcare IT Interoperability Scenarios at Connectathon 2011 Wed, 9 Feb 2011 08:12:00 GMT OZ Systems today announced that its eScreener Plus™ newborn screening and data management solution passed 45 interoperability tests and integrated with all seven of the company’s targeted “domains” during the IHE North American Connectathon Conference in January.

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IDF commends Illinois advisory committee for unanimous vote to recommend SCID Newborn Screening Wed, 9 Feb 2011 05:55:26 GMT The Illinois Genetic and Metabolic Diseases Advisory Committee voted unanimously to recommend that the Department of Health screen all newborns for Severe Combined Immune Deficiency (SCID) - commonly known as bubble boy disease.

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Health Authority - Abu Dhabi and Children's National Medical Center Lead the World in Detecting Critical Infant Heart ... Tue, 8 Feb 2011 22:40:16 GMT Abu Dhabi: Today, the Health Authority - Abu Dhabi Health Authority - Abu Dhabi ( HAAD HAAD ), the regulative body of the healthcare sector in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, together with Children's National Medical Center announced the rollout of a newborn screening program in Abu Dhabi for critical cyanotic congenital heart disease (CCCHD), the most serious form of congenital heart disease (CHD ...

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Class action filed over newborns' blood Wed, 8 Dec 2010 15:56:48 GMT wrote:
The lawsuit is the second filed relating to the leftover blood spots obtained under the mandated Newborn Screening Program. DSHS had stored approximately five million leftover samples without parents' knowledge or permission.

Sale of baby blood samples is focus of lawsuit against state Wed, 8 Dec 2010 15:40:36 GMT wrote:
A civil rights group on Wednesday sued Texas health officials over the sale and distribution of about 8,800 samples of baby blood to pharmaceutical companies and the military.

Study Raises Questions About Genetic Testing Of Newborns Tue, 7 Dec 2010 08:19:01 GMT wrote:
Mandatory genetic screening of newborns for rare diseases is creating unexpected upheaval for families whose infants test positive for risk factors but show no immediate signs of the diseases, a new UCLA study warns. "Although newborn screening undoubtedly saves lives, some families are thrown on a journey of great uncertainty," said UCLA sociology professor Stefan Timmermans, the study's lead ...

AUFMC opens cardiac catheterization lab Tue, 7 Dec 2010 06:25:51 GMT wrote:
The Angeles University Foundation Medical Center (AUFMC) in collaboration with HB Calleja National Heart Institute recently blessed and inaugurated the AUFMC Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, it was announced by AUFMC President and CEO Gabriel Martin L. Angeles.

Medical records group gets grant to organize electronic system Tue, 7 Dec 2010 04:01:30 GMT wrote:
HEALTHeLINK has received a $10 million state grant to work with the Health Department to organize an electronic system in New York for doctors and public health officials to track such measures as child health immunization, newborn screening and cancer.

Expansion of newborn screening throws some families on a journey of great uncertainty Tue, 7 Dec 2010 01:55:21 GMT wrote:
Mandatory genetic screening of newborns for rare diseases is creating unexpected upheaval for families whose infants test positive for risk factors but show no immediate signs of the diseases, a new UCLA study warns.

New study raises questions about genetic testing of newborns Tue, 7 Dec 2010 00:33:35 GMT wrote:
Mandatory genetic screening of newborns for rare diseases is creating unexpected upheaval for families whose infants test positive for risk factors but show no immediate signs of the diseases, a new UCLA study warns.

New UCLA study raises questions about genetic testing of newborns Mon, 6 Dec 2010 21:28:55 GMT wrote:
( University of California - Los Angeles ) Mandatory genetic testing of infants for rare diseases is creating unexpected upheaval for families whose babies don't get a clean bill of health but who don't show immediate signs of the diseases either, warns a new UCLA study.

HEALTHeLINK Awarded $10 Million Grant Mon, 6 Dec 2010 16:13:54 GMT wrote:
Click here for a free download of the latest Adobe Flash Player. Buffalo, NY (WKBW) - HEALTHeLINK, the Western New York Clinical Information Exchange, has been awarded a $10 million grant from the New York State Department of Health to develop and implement a clinical data exchange system.

Expansion of newborn screening services in South Cotabato pushed Mon, 6 Dec 2010 15:23:29 GMT wrote:
GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Dec. 7 (PNA) – In a bid to ensure the early diagnosis and treatment of possible serious diseases among newborn infants in South Cotabato, local health authorities are pushing for the expansion of the provincial government’s newborn screening program in the province.

Health-e-Link gets a $10 million grant Mon, 6 Dec 2010 15:06:52 GMT wrote:
A big chunk of money coming to western New York could make your next doctor's visit go a little more smoothly.

They're going to Disney, thanks to My One Wish Thu, 2 Dec 2010 22:37:48 GMT wrote:
Domenic and Francesca Dinucci won't know they're going to Disney World until they arrive at the park's front gate.

Study on animal model may impact new treatment for stroke Thu, 2 Dec 2010 04:44:17 GMT wrote:
The results of two studies published in the current issue of Cell Transplantation (19:9) using animal models of cerebral ischemia and ischemic stroke in rats may significantly impact the treatment of stroke in humans.

Research Supports Newborn Screening And Early Treatment For Rare Genetic Disorder, MPS I Wed, 1 Dec 2010 23:16:09 GMT wrote:
In a study that supports the need for newborn screening and early treatment for a rare genetic disorder, researchers at Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (LA BioMed) and Iowa State University found enzyme replacement therapy beginning at birth eliminated almost all of the symptoms associated with mucopolysaccharidosis type I, or MPS I, in animal models. The ...

Sony develops 'Hybrid FPA', a novel liquid crystal alignment technique for LCD Wed, 1 Dec 2010 13:32:01 GMT wrote:
Sony has developed "Hybrid FPA (field-induced photo-reactive alignment)", a new liquid crystal alignment technique which enables a significantly faster response time for liquid crystal displays.

WikiLeaks website kicked off Amazon's servers Wed, 1 Dec 2010 13:31:51 GMT wrote:
(AP) -- Amazon.com Inc. forced WikiLeaks to stop using the U.S. company's computers to distribute embarrassing State Department communications and other documents, WikiLeaks said Wednesday.

Primates are more resilient than other animals to environmental ups and downs Wed, 1 Dec 2010 13:02:46 GMT wrote:
What sets mankind's closest relatives -- monkeys, apes, and other primates -- apart from other animals? According to a new study, one answer is that primates are less susceptible to the seasonal ups and downs — particularly rainfall— that take their toll on other animals. The findings may also help explain the evolutionary success of early humans, scientists say.

Rain gardens are sprouting up everywhere Wed, 1 Dec 2010 13:02:13 GMT wrote:
Rain gardens are increasingly popular with homeowners and municipalities and are mandatory for many communities nationally. U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are finding ways to improve rain gardens so they not only reduce runoff, but also keep toxic metals out of storm drains.

Researchers unlock 30 new genes responsible for early onset puberty Wed, 1 Dec 2010 13:02:03 GMT wrote:
University of Minnesota School of Public Health researcher Ellen Demerath, Ph.D., is among an international group of researchers that has identified 30 new genes responsible for determining the age of sexual maturation in women. Many of these genes are also known to influence body fatness, obesity, and energy metabolism. Prior to the multi-institutional study, only four genes had been identified ...

Drug-like compound stops thyroid overstimulation in early NIH studies Wed, 1 Dec 2010 13:01:53 GMT wrote:
Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have identified a compound that prevents overproduction of thyroid hormone, a finding that brings scientists one step closer to improving treatment for Graves' disease.

Invasive pest danger closer than you think Wed, 1 Dec 2010 13:01:43 GMT wrote:
In Australia, when crossing from one state to another, travelers may encounter a quarantine stop and may be required to forfeit recently purchased fruits and vegetables as a hedge against invasive pests. But in the U.S., crossing state lines is free wheeling, according to researchers from the U.S., Australia and New Zealand, who evaluated the threat of invasive pests to states from within the ...

'Fit-to-Flow' fluid connector: Medicine's USB Mon, 29 Nov 2010 15:31:31 GMT wrote:
Biomedical engineers at UC Davis unveil a plug-in interface they compare to USB to connect microfluidics to electronic devices for biological and chemical testing on the go. Originally posted at News - Health Tech

25 complete one-year diploma course in clinical audiology Mon, 29 Nov 2010 14:50:37 GMT wrote:
Some 25 clinical audiologists from Hamad Medical Corporation have graduated after completing a one-year diploma course in clinical audiology.

Construction works begin on Blood and Sickle Cell Centre Fri, 26 Nov 2010 09:43:37 GMT wrote:
Kumasi, Nov.25, GNA - Dr Benjamin Kumbuor, Minister of Health, on Thursday performed the ceremony for the construction of a 13.66 million-dollar Blood and Sickle Cell Centre at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH).

Today's Healthy Child: Living with Cystic Fibrosis Mon, 22 Nov 2010 20:23:03 GMT wrote:
Back in the 1950's when a baby was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis they rarely lived to attend elementary school.  In this week's Healthy Child Report, Dr. Bryan Burke with Arkansas Children's Hospital tells us how medical improvements have changed that dramatically.

DoH to pregnant moms: Stay away from ‘hilots’ Mon, 22 Nov 2010 01:07:59 GMT wrote:
The Department of Health (DOH) is encouraging pregnant women in rural areas to visit local health workers instead of ill-trained hilots to avail of proper pre-natal healthcare.

Brazil commits $13.66 million for Sickle Cell Centre in Ghana Sun, 21 Nov 2010 09:28:47 GMT wrote:
Accra, Nov. 21, GNA - Brazil has committed a grant of $13.66 million to Ghana, for the construction of a Blood and Sickle Cell Centre in Kumasi to facilitate the fight against the disease.

Fifth gene defect, 47 DNA regions linked to thoracic aortic disease: Researchers Fri, 19 Nov 2010 04:24:49 GMT wrote:
Discovery of a fifth gene defect and the identification of 47 DNA regions linked to thoracic aortic disease are the subject of studies released this month involving researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

Viral Counts Necessary for Gauging Health of Children with HIV Thu, 18 Nov 2010 10:26:13 GMT wrote:
NIH study in Latin America concludes test should be included in treatment monitoring

New technique to identify cancer biomarkers Thu, 18 Nov 2010 00:40:06 GMT wrote:
The University of Liège has presented TARGETOME, the most recent of its spin-offs, which is also the first to spring from its applied geno-proteomics centre, GIGA.

Some Question State Storehouse Of Newborn DNA Tue, 16 Nov 2010 21:51:50 GMT wrote:
A few drops of baby's blood dabbed on a card are used for Californias mandatory newborn screening for 77 serious genetic diseases, but parents might be surprised what the state does with that genetic material after the tests are completed.

OtoSCOPE method offers single-run genetic testing for hearing loss Mon, 15 Nov 2010 23:26:17 GMT wrote:
Pinpointing the exact genetic cause of inherited deafness has always involved sequencing one gene at a time, a process that can take up to a year and cost roughly $1,000 per gene. It would cost around $75,000 to test all known deafness causing genes using this approach. Now University of Iowa researchers working with colleagues at Baylor College of Medicine have developed a test that can screen ...

Behavioral intervention helps children to recover from autism: Study Sun, 14 Nov 2010 20:56:27 GMT wrote:
A landmark study proves that children are capable of recovery from autism, or of making substantial gains in cognitive and adaptive functioning, as well as language skills, according to results released last night by Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh, founder of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc. (CARD).

German Scientists Take Aim at Genetic Dx Act Thu, 11 Nov 2010 12:59:21 GMT wrote:
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A group of German scientists have issued a report and a set of recommendations criticizing and recommending changes to Germany's genetic diagnostics law, which was passed last year.

German Genetic Diagnostics Act in need of amendment Thu, 11 Nov 2010 01:56:10 GMT wrote:
Many aspects of the German Genetic Diagnostics Act (Gendiagnostikgesetz) are out of touch with the latest technology, almost impossible to implement in clinical practice, or even detrimental to the success of recognised screening tests, such as newborn screening. The Act, which came into force in February 2010, is in desperate need of amendment.

Academies of science call for amendments to impracticable Genetic Diagnostics Act Wed, 10 Nov 2010 07:53:34 GMT wrote:
( Leopoldina ) Many aspects of the German Genetic Diagnostics Act are out of touch with the latest technology, almost impossible to implement in clinical practice, or even detrimental to the success of recognized screening tests, such as newborn screening. In a statement published Nov. 10, the Academy Workgroup "Predictive genetic diagnostics as an instrument of disease prevention" led by the ...

Annual medical ethics conference focuses on health disparities Mon, 8 Nov 2010 12:40:37 GMT wrote:
( University of Chicago Medical Center ) The 22nd annual conference of the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago will be held on Fri., Nov. 12, 1-5 p.m., and Sat., Nov. 13, 7:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m. Friday's sessions will focus on disparities in health and health care -- at the local, national and global levels.

Rare Disorder Demands Quick Intervention!!!! Sat, 6 Nov 2010 07:11:47 GMT wrote:
Both of Donna Sawyer's children were born with the same life-threatening immune disorder that left their tiny bodies susceptible to infections from even minor viruses, bacteria and fungi.

Luminex Corporation Reports Third Quarter 2010 Results Thu, 4 Nov 2010 13:02:00 GMT wrote:
Luminex Corporation today announced financial results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2010. Â Financial and operating highlights include the following:

Strongmen Doing Heavy Lifiting for a Strong Cause Wed, 3 Nov 2010 21:49:50 GMT wrote:
For most parents, there are few things more important than having a happy and healthy child. Imagine how quickly your world changes after finding out that your six-month-old is deaf. You try everything you can to help your child hearing aids, even cochlear implants but something else is impeding progress. On September 11th, 2001, shortly after the terrorist attacks that shocked the world,...

GSTS Pathology Heralds Baby Screening: 175 Babies' Lives Helped In Last Year, UK Tue, 2 Nov 2010 04:14:41 GMT wrote:
GSTS Pathology is supporting this year's National Pathology Week (NPW), whose theme this year is 'Mothers and Babies', by hosting an event to help raise awareness among the public of the specialty of newborn screening. 'Babies need pathology: meet the scientists and find out why' will be held on 3rd November, 12-2pm in 'Bird Hall', Ground Floor, North Wing, St. Thomas' Hospital...

John Barnard commentary: Improved DNA tests will push medicine Sun, 31 Oct 2010 06:47:27 GMT wrote:
Imagine pediatric health care in the not too distant future. At birth, a spot of a newborn's blood about the size of a nickel is placed on a special paper card, much like newborn screening tests are performed today.

Parents Question Access To Mandatory Baby Blood Test Thu, 28 Oct 2010 23:48:36 GMT wrote:
Every baby born in the U.S. has to have it - A blood test that screens for genetic diseases.

Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland Hosts International Conference on Sickle Cell Disease Tue, 26 Oct 2010 14:30:03 GMT wrote:
Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland is hosting the 2nd annual international Advanced Workshop on Sickle Cell Disease October 28 and 29. This impressive conference will bring together hematologists from Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Venezuela, Brazil, and beyond, and the premier sickle cell experts from the United States for a dialogue on research, comprehensive care, and new ...

Pharmaxis Announces Positive Combined Phase 3 Cystic Fibrosis Trial Results Fri, 22 Oct 2010 11:15:24 GMT wrote:
BALTIMORE, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Pharmaceutical company Pharmaxis (ASX: PXS) today announced significant results of pooled data from its two large scale six month Phase III trials of Bronchitol (inhaled mannitol) in people with cystic fibrosis. The combined results have been presented for the first time at the North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference (NACFC) currently underway in Baltimore ...

Discovery Labs Announces Presentation & Key Results of Phase 2a Study of Aerosolized KL4 Surfactant in Cystic Fibrosis ... Fri, 22 Oct 2010 04:00:00 GMT wrote:
WARRINGTON, Pa. -- Discovery Laboratories, Inc. today announces that the Phase 2a clinical study of aerosolized KL4 surfactant in patients with cystic fibrosis was presented at the 2010 North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference .

Newborn screening test can detect life-threatening immune disorder Thu, 21 Oct 2010 12:51:15 GMT wrote:
Severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) is a life-threatening genetic disorder of newborns that leaves the immune system unable to defend against infectious disease. It’s been estimated that this condition occurs in 1 in every 100,000 births.

Title V of the Social Security Act Celebrates 75th Anniversary Wed, 20 Oct 2010 00:13:59 GMT wrote:
Longest lasting public health legislation builds on legacy of maternal and child health care ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For 75 years the fight to promote and improve the health, safety and well-being of mothers, children, youth and families has been the cornerstone of Title V of the Social Security Act. Administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration's ...

Screening Babies for Hearing Loss Can Improve Life if Deaf Tue, 19 Oct 2010 14:07:28 GMT wrote:
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Screening newborns for hearing loss - which allows for early diagnosis and therapy - can significantly improve the lives of deaf and hearing-impaired children, who in the past often weren't diagnosed until age 2 or 3, a new study shows.

Early hearing screening improves child development Tue, 19 Oct 2010 14:04:41 GMT wrote:
Screening for hearing problems within the first weeks of life benefits children, especially when interventions quickly follow the detection of any impairments, suggests a new study of more than a half million Dutch children.

Discovery Labs Announces Completion of Phase 2a Study of Aerosolized KL4 Surfactant in Cystic Fibrosis Fri, 15 Oct 2010 05:00:00 GMT wrote:
Aerosolized KL4 Surfactant Generally Safe and Well Tolerated in Phase 2a Trial -- Supports Feasibility of Delivering Aerosolized KL4 Surfactant to Patients With Cystic Fibrosis Results to be Presented at the 2010 North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference

Mabry to receive MC Distinguished Service Award Fri, 15 Oct 2010 00:07:00 GMT wrote:
Dr. C. Charlton Mabry, professor of pediatrics at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, will be presented Maryville College's Distinguished Service Award during Homecoming festivities scheduled for Oct. 22-23 on the campus.

Harold Pollack: Should we screen newborns for fragile X syndrome? Tue, 12 Oct 2010 22:14:15 GMT wrote:
My latest long-form article, in the November issue of American Prospect, concerns the dilemmas of newborn genetic screening, focusing on a condition called fragile X...

Tecan, Luminex collaborate to develop automated newborn screening solution Tue, 12 Oct 2010 22:05:48 GMT wrote:
The Tecan Group and Luminex Corporation have announced that they will collaborate on the development of a new automated newborn screening solution that will provide faster results for infants' potential health concerns.

HMC therapy gives baby new lease on life Tue, 12 Oct 2010 15:06:44 GMT wrote:
The Hamad Medical Corporation has scored a first in the Middle East’s health sector by curing a baby born with severe liver genetic disorder called urea cycle defect through its partnership with Germany-based regenerative medicine specialists.

HMC ranked top in liver diseases treatment Tue, 12 Oct 2010 15:06:34 GMT wrote:
The Hamad Medical Corporation has been identified as the regional centre of excellence within the Gulf for the treatment of severe liver diseases and other inherited metabolic disorders affecting newborns and infants.

Luminex, Tecan Co-developing Newborn Screening Platform Tue, 12 Oct 2010 12:10:03 GMT wrote:
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Luminex and the Tecan Group today announced a collaboration to develop new automated screening platform for the faster detection of potential health risks in newborns.

Tecan Group and Luminex Corporation Partner to Develop Automated Newborn Screening Solution Tue, 12 Oct 2010 09:39:09 GMT wrote:
MANNEDORF, SWITZERLAND--(Marketwire - October 12, 2010) -

Breakthrough Regenerative Therapy for Newborns with Metabolic Disorders in Qatar Tue, 12 Oct 2010 06:46:30 GMT wrote:
Doha, 11 th October 2010: Hamad Medical Corporation Hamad Medical Corporation ( HMC HMC ), Qatar's leading healthcare provider has partnered with the University Children's Hospital in Heidelberg and German biotech company Cytonet GmbH & Co. KG to establish an agreement to conduct the clinical trial SELICA (Safety and Efficacy of Liver Cell Application).

Salamat Dok: Mom and Baby Care Wed, 6 Oct 2010 12:47:14 GMT wrote:
Did you know that one of the major causes to the increasing number of maternal and infant deaths is because they lack proper care? Shallow but true. Globally, there are 500 million mothers who die during pregnancy and while giving birth.

Action Needed To Ensure Early Detection Of Permanent Childhood Hearing Loss In Canada Tue, 5 Oct 2010 03:43:02 GMT wrote:
The Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (CASLPA) launched its position paper on Universal Newborn Hearing Screening (UNHS) as part of a national campaign to improve early identification of hearing loss in children. CASLPA calls for a Canada-wide adoption of UNHS programs in all provinces and territories. Approximately three to five per 1,000 babies born each ...

CT scans guidelines improve overall care for injured children Mon, 4 Oct 2010 01:32:43 GMT wrote:
Following simple guidelines to determine when to perform follow-up CT scans on children admitted to the hospital with head injuries can lower risks, get kids home sooner, improve patient and family satisfaction and lower costs.

CHD Cites Health Efforts of Mountain Province Sun, 3 Oct 2010 02:06:46 GMT wrote:
BONTOC, Mountain Province — The Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) office of the Center for Health Development (CHD) here cited the Mountain Province for its exemplary performance in the implementation of various health programs geared towards improving the health condition of the people in the different parts of the landlocked province.

Salamat Dok: Eye cataracts Sat, 2 Oct 2010 09:32:23 GMT wrote:
Are you one of those who make an effort to make out shapes of things around you? Well, you may be suffering from cataract.

New co-branded Medicare Part D prescription drug plan from Humana and Walmart Fri, 1 Oct 2010 05:32:33 GMT wrote:
Today, Humana Inc. announced an innovative Medicare Part D prescription drug plan, co-branded with Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., that can provide significant savings on monthly plan premiums and prescription medicine copayments and cost-shares for Medicare beneficiaries, including seniors and people with disabilities.

Many private health tests 'unnecessary' Thu, 30 Sep 2010 16:42:45 GMT wrote:
People have been warned against paying for unnecessary, invasive and costly private health screening.

MyPacifier.com Personalized Pacifiers Participate in Scott Baio’s 50th Birthday Red Carpet Charity Event Thu, 30 Sep 2010 00:00:00 GMT wrote:
MyPacifier.com Personalized Pacifiers, available exclusively at MyPacifier.com, are featured prominently on all tables at the Scott Baio 50th Birthday Red Carpet Charity event.

An Easy Way to Educate Consumers About Clinical Genetic Testing Fri, 24 Sep 2010 09:54:53 GMT wrote:
There's nothing quite like educating consumers to help sell products. Clinical genetic tests are no exception.

Insurers irked by latest draft of spending requirements Fri, 24 Sep 2010 08:55:29 GMT wrote:
"One of the most critical aspects of the federal health overhaul for insurers is shaping up as a mixed bag for the industry, as regulators issued draft rules Thursday on how the companies must account for how much they spend directly on patients' medical care," The Wall Street Journal reports. At issue is which expenses count as medical, versus administrative.

Sports Calendar Fri, 24 Sep 2010 05:11:56 GMT wrote:
This list is updated at least weekly. A short version including imminent events appears on Fridays in the sports section. Submit items by e-mail to sports@timesfreepress.com, by fax to 423-668-5049 or by mail to Sports Dept., Chattanooga Times Free Press, 400 E. 11th St., Chattanooga, TN 37403.

Newborn Coalition praises SACHDNC's Critical Congenital Heart Disease universal screening recommendation Wed, 22 Sep 2010 04:10:39 GMT wrote:
In a historic vote on September 17, 2010, the Secretary's Advisory Committee for Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children (SACHDNC) unanimously agreed to recommend the addition of screening for Critical Cyanotic Congenital Heart Disease to the core panel for universal screening of all newborns in the United States.

Newborn Coalition Applauds Federal Advisory Committee Recommendation Tue, 21 Sep 2010 15:35:10 GMT wrote:
WASHINGTON-- In a historic vote on September 17, 2010, the Secretary's Advisory Committee for Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children SACHDNC unanimously agreed to recommend the addition of screening for Critical Cyanotic Congenital Heart Disease to the core panel for universal screening of all newborns in the United States. The Newborn Coalition, an advocacy group for Americas newest,...

Congressional Leader Welcomes Newborn Coalition Fri, 17 Sep 2010 16:04:40 GMT wrote:
Washington, DC - The Newborn Coalition, an advocacy group for Americas newest, most vulnerable citizens and their families, today announced the organizations launch at a press briefing led by longtime champion of maternal and child health issues, Rep. Betty McCollum D-MN, and attended by key stakeholders in pediatric healthcare from federal agencies, non-profits, and the public and private...

$6 Million Transferred From Newborn Testing Fri, 17 Sep 2010 15:31:48 GMT wrote:
Lawmakers and advocacy groups are questioning why the state is taking money away from a program intended to screen children at birth.

With Growing US Support For Personalized Medicine, A Look At Ethical Dilemmas Fri, 17 Sep 2010 12:46:44 GMT wrote:
As government support for personalized medicine grows, a consumer advocate, a patient, and bioethicists explore ethical controversies. Direct-to-consumer genetic tests, privacy, targeted cancer therapies, and Henrietta Lacks are among topics in a special issue of the Hastings center Report Behind the high expectations raised by personalized medicine – the use of genetic information to ...

With Growing U.S. Support for Personalized Medicine, A Look At Ethical Dilemmas Fri, 17 Sep 2010 11:18:32 GMT wrote:
As government support for personalized medicine grows, a consumer advocate, a patient, and bioethicists explore ethical controversies. Direct-to-consumer genetic tests, privacy, targeted cancer therapies, and Henrietta Lacks are among topics in special issue.

HEATHER'S BABY WEEK: Vaccination schedule, vitamin D levels and more.. Thu, 16 Sep 2010 15:43:07 GMT wrote:
Holistic Pediatrician Dr. David Berger offers nutritional advice for pregnant and breastfeeding moms as well as recommendations for Vitamin D levels and vaccines.

HEATHER'S BABY WEEK: Picking a pediatrician Thu, 16 Sep 2010 15:43:07 GMT wrote:
Holistic Pediatrician Dr. David Berger offers nutritional advice for pregnant and breastfeeding moms as well as recommendations for Vitamin D levels and vaccines.

Consultancy for Project Evaluation of Congenital Differences Project, Thua Thien Hue, Vietnam Wed, 15 Sep 2010 19:59:30 GMT (CD) wrote:
I.Background The CD project has been active in provincial Vietnam since 2008. The project is working in Mother and Child Health (MCH) and aims to reduce disability through primary prevention by improvement of preconception and newborn care.

New law prevents storage of newborn blood samples Mon, 13 Sep 2010 18:15:11 GMT wrote:
Most states do not inform parents of the retention and research use of newborn blood spot samples, according to the Indiana Center for Bioethics. However, a new Oklahoma law, Senate Bill 1250, authored by state Sen. Jonathan Nichols, R-Norman, prohibits any medical facility from storing or using infant DNA for research without parental consent.

Nanay ng inabandonang bata sa eroplano, kilala na Mon, 13 Sep 2010 06:34:08 GMT wrote:
Sa lakas ng iyak ng sanggol, naispatan ng airport security na si Tristan Dimaano ang baby' na pinangalanang baby GF o George Francis.

Low vitamin D in newborns linked to schizophrenia Thu, 9 Sep 2010 11:41:46 GMT wrote:
Researchers base findings on Danish neonatal blood samples taken in 1980s and 90s

Study results may point way to effective weight loss maintenance Thu, 9 Sep 2010 04:22:32 GMT wrote:
Many people have experienced the frustration that comes with regaining weight that was lost from dieting. According to a new study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM), the levels of appetite hormones in the body prior to dieting may serve as a predictor of weight regain after dieting.

Autopsy reveals Devin Davis, baby born at Fashion Square Mall, died of a congenital heart defect Wed, 8 Sep 2010 14:45:24 GMT wrote:
Devin Michael Davis, the baby born at Fashion Square Mall in Saginaw Township on Aug. 26, died of a congenital heart defect, the family learned Wednesday.

Wife of former NFLer writes about terminally ill son Tue, 7 Sep 2010 13:05:23 GMT wrote:
Jill Kelly, wife of football Hall of Famer Jim Kelly, reveals her family's struggle with having a severely disabled, terminally ill son, Hunter, and how he profoundly impacted their lives. In this excerpt from "Without a Word," Jill writes about Hunter's birth.

Nassau University Medical Center to include Streamline Health Solutions' HIM Suite of workflows Tue, 7 Sep 2010 05:42:22 GMT wrote:
Streamline Health Solutions, Inc. a leading provider of document workflow solutions for hospitals, today announced that Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow, New York, will expand its software licensing arrangement to include Streamline Health's Enterprise Health Information Management Suite of workflows.

Walk raises millions for babies Fri, 3 Sep 2010 11:07:24 GMT wrote:
SHELBY — Eight-month-old Zachery Fox squirms in his mother’s arms as she tells how research funded by the March of Dimes helped her son who was born six weeks early. Zachery is the ambassador child for this year’s Cleveland County March for...

Results From Investigator-Sponsored Trials Presented at SSIEM Conference Wed, 1 Sep 2010 09:15:54 GMT wrote:
NOVATO, Calif., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (Nasdaq: BMRN) announced today that results from investigator-sponsored studies on Kuvan (sapropterin dihydrochloride) are being presented at the 2010 Annual Symposium of the Society for The Study of Inborn Errors of Metabolism (SSIEM), August 31st-September 3rd in Istanbul, Turkey. Investigators reported that PKU ...

Luminex launches FDA-cleared xTAG Cystic Fibrosis 60 Kit v2 diagnostic test Fri, 27 Aug 2010 02:48:43 GMT wrote:
Luminex Corporation, the worldwide leader in multiplexed solutions, today announced the full commercial launch of its xTAG Cystic Fibrosis 60 Kit v2, a new diagnostic test that can simultaneously screen a single blood sample for up to 60 cystic fibrosis-causing genetic mutations in a matter of hours.

Luminex Announces Commercial Launch Of New Cystic Fibrosis Test Thu, 26 Aug 2010 23:55:00 GMT wrote:
Luminex Corporation (Nasdaq:LMNX), the worldwide leader in multiplexed solutions, today announced the full commercial launch of its xTAG®Cystic Fibrosis 60 Kit v2, a new diagnostic test that can simultaneously screen a single blood sample for up to 60 cystic fibrosis-causing genetic mutations in a matter of hours.

Consent required for infant blood use Thu, 26 Aug 2010 22:48:13 GMT wrote:
For decades, drops of blood have been taken from the heel of every infant born in Michigan, screened for a host of diseases, then put into storage.

Newborn screenings upheld by appeals court Wed, 25 Aug 2010 09:02:23 GMT wrote:
The Minnesota Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of the state in a case that pits parents who demand privacy for their babies' DNA against officials who argue state code allows disease screening for all newborns.

Shock: Dad learns of Lane baby 10 years on Wed, 25 Aug 2010 03:29:03 GMT wrote:
A MAN in a relationship with Keli Lane for just eight weeks found out 10 years later he fathered her child, court told.

Keli Lane danced at wedding after leaving ward Tue, 24 Aug 2010 21:45:26 GMT wrote:
A Sydney court has heard a woman accused of murdering her newborn baby was dancing at a wedding just hours after leaving hospital with the child.

The Ethics of Research Biobanking [Book and Media Reviews] Tue, 24 Aug 2010 13:24:15 GMT wrote:
JAMA. 2010;304(8):908-910. doi:10.1001/jama.2010.1212 The topic of this book is timely. Biobanks, defined as collections of biological materials or samples, exist on every continent of the globe.

League star cheated on Keli Lane Mon, 23 Aug 2010 20:41:21 GMT wrote:
EX-FOOTBALLER Duncan Gillies says he cheated on lover Keli Lane twice, firstly with her team mate.

Patient records stolen from UK Hospital Mon, 23 Aug 2010 04:57:49 GMT wrote:
LEXINGTON - Medical records for more than 2,000 people were stolen from the University of Kentucky hospital, prompting the facility to issue an alert for identity theft.

Medical Records Stolen at UK Hospital Sun, 22 Aug 2010 19:28:47 GMT wrote:
Medical records for more than 2,000 people were stolen from the University of Kentucky Hospital, prompting the facility to issue an alert for identity theft.

League star: I loved Keli Lane Sun, 22 Aug 2010 18:40:11 GMT wrote:
THE ex-boyfriend of Keli Lane has revealed they were "very much in love" but he had no idea she carried two pregnancies to term during their relationship.

Medical Records Stolen From UK Hospital Sun, 22 Aug 2010 18:23:20 GMT wrote:
LEXINGTON (AP) - Medical records for more than 2,000 people were stolen from the University of Kentucky hospital, prompting the facility to issue an alert for identity theft.       The records were taken from the Department of Pediatrics Newborn Screening Program.       The university said it is notifying 2,027 people that a laptop containing ...

Computer With Patient IDs Stolen From UK Sun, 22 Aug 2010 13:15:39 GMT wrote:
The University of Kentucky has apologized and urged more than 2,000 people to watch out for identity theft after a computer containing medical records was stolen from a university office.

Identity-theft warning issued after UK patients' records stolen Sun, 22 Aug 2010 00:51:06 GMT wrote:
Updated | The University of Kentucky apologized and urged more than 2,000 people to be alert for signs of identity theft after medical records were stolen from the Department of Pediatrics Newborn Screening Program.

Lane cancelled post-natal checks: nurse Wed, 18 Aug 2010 21:16:58 GMT wrote:
Water polo champion Keli lane called a Sydney hospital two days after allegedly murdering her newborn baby to cancel post-natal services, a court has heard.

Lane was free to leave, declares midwife Wed, 18 Aug 2010 07:00:00 GMT wrote:
A MIDWIFE has contradicted prosecutors' claims water polo champion Keli Lane slipped from hospital via a fire escape with daughter Tegan.

Keli Lane was 'free to go' Wed, 18 Aug 2010 07:00:00 GMT wrote:
THE midwife who found Keli Lane's hospital room empty said Lane had been officially discharged.

Lane 'free' to leave hospital with baby Tue, 17 Aug 2010 23:21:22 GMT wrote:
KELI Lane was "free to go" from a Sydney hospital with her newborn baby two days after giving birth, a Supreme Court jury has heard.

Hunter's Hope Foundation CEO says hopes "couldn't be higher" Tue, 17 Aug 2010 08:29:55 GMT wrote:
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Lawrence Wrabetz, MD, head of the myelin biology unit at San Raffaele Scientific Institute in Milan, Italy, has been appointed director of the Hunter James Kelly Research Institute (HJKRI) at the University at Buffalo.

Local family struggles with Sanfilippo Thu, 12 Aug 2010 22:11:02 GMT wrote:
Parents of a teenager devastated by Sanfilippo syndrome, a rare, progressive genetic disease, have signed up for a rigorous ordeal of testing in the first U.S. clinical study of patients with the disorder, even though the research may not yield treatment in time to help their child.

Need-to-know news and views for UB faculty and staff Thu, 12 Aug 2010 07:45:26 GMT wrote:
UB Alert: Emergency text, e-mail messages. Sign up > Lawrence Wrabetz, head of the myelin biology unit at San Raffaele Scientific Institute in Milan, Italy, has been appointed director of the Hunter James Kelly Research Institute (HJKRI) at UB.

Top genetics laboratory started with a microscope and prayer Thu, 12 Aug 2010 07:21:11 GMT wrote:
FROM a microscope and a small refrigerator to the countrys most comprehensive research laboratory on genetics. For this feat, the Institute of Human Genetics (IHG) received the 2010 Outstanding Health Research Award from the Philippine Council on Health Research and Development (PCHRD).

Genetics Experts Consider Tighter Regulation, Potential Ban on DTC Genetic Testing Wed, 11 Aug 2010 12:54:53 GMT wrote:
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) The genetic testing industry has garnered much attention recently as an increase in corporate players and spread of testing has caught the eye of government regulators, and some industry watchers are beginning to consider what sort of regulatory schemes could be used to protect consumers without killing businesses and squelching innovation.

Research and Markets: This Essential Report on the U.S. Inherited Disease Molecular Diagnostics Markets is Now Available Wed, 4 Aug 2010 05:06:00 GMT wrote:
DUBLIN----Research and Markets has announced the addition of Frost & Sullivan's new report "U.S. Inherited Disease Molecular Diagnostics Markets" to their offering.

LabCorp Could Be Considering Applying for NIH's New Newborn Screening Program Tue, 3 Aug 2010 09:40:03 GMT wrote:
LabCorp could be considering applying to a new NIH grant program designed to "develop knowledge" about newborn-screening tests, according to a LabCorp person familiar with the subject.

Newborn Screening Focus of NIH Grants Mon, 2 Aug 2010 12:54:53 GMT wrote:
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) The National Institutes of Health has started two new grant programs aimed at developing knowledge about newborn screening tests that eventually could lead to new and better treatments for a number of diseases.

Baby's first test Sat, 31 Jul 2010 13:33:48 GMT wrote:
Lily Grace looked like a vigorous and healthy newborn baby when she was delivered a few weeks ago at the Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies in Orlando. Her Apgar test scores -- a test designed to quickly evaluate a newborn's physical condition after delivery -- were very good, and she exhibited a lusty cry, ate well, had a couple of wet diapers. It appeared that ``all systems were go.''

Joseph J. Chiaro: Florida's newborn screening program saves, improves lives Thu, 29 Jul 2010 22:00:00 GMT wrote:
Lilys story is only one of many that demonstrate how newborn screening can change a childs life.

Councilor, women's group mull newborn screening ordinance Thu, 29 Jul 2010 05:00:42 GMT wrote:
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Councilor Aizel Macalino proposes to make a comprehensive ordinance for the implementation of newborn screening among young Fernandinos. read more

Screening Newborns for Congenital Cytomegalovirus Infection [Letters] Tue, 27 Jul 2010 13:46:14 GMT wrote:
To the Editor: The study by Dr Boppana and colleagues 1 conducted newborn screening for congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection and found dried blood spots (DBS) to have a testing sensitivity of 28% to 34%. We believe that the authors' conclusion that DBS PCR assays are not suitable for screening newborns for congenital CMV infection is premature.

AAP Applauds Appointment Of Dr. Alan Guttmacher To Lead The National Institute Of Child Health And Human Development Mon, 26 Jul 2010 08:23:52 GMT wrote:
By: Judith S. Palfrey, MD, FAAP, president, American Academy of Pediatrics "The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) congratulates pediatrician and medical geneticist Alan Guttmacher, MD, FAAP, on his appointment to serve as the new director of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), one of the many institutes that comprise the National ...

NIH Director Announces Appointment of Alan Guttmacher as Director of NICHD Thu, 22 Jul 2010 15:51:36 GMT wrote:
National Institutes of Health Director Francis S. Collins M.D., Ph.D., announced today the appointment of Alan E. Guttmacher, M.D., as director of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), one of the 27 institutes and centers that comprise the National Institutes of Health. The appointment follows an extensive national search.

Reportlinker Adds Human Embryonic Stem Cells - A Global Market Overview Thu, 22 Jul 2010 05:34:00 GMT (hESC) wrote:
Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

First Global Congress on Sickle Cell Disease opens in Accra Wed, 21 Jul 2010 12:13:00 GMT wrote:
Accra, July 21, GNA - Government would scale up the pilot project of new born screening for Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) being undertaken in Kumasi and Tikrom in the Ashanti Region into a national programme.

Guest Column: Breast-feeding benefits infants and society Tue, 20 Jul 2010 22:00:00 GMT wrote:
What many of us do not realize is that mothers have been producing and providing their children with preventative medicine since the beginning of time.

Experts still seek antidote to sickle cell disease Tue, 20 Jul 2010 07:43:40 GMT wrote:
A GNA feature by Audrey Dekalu Accra, July 20, GNA - "Sickle Cell disease plays a big part in my life. It's an illness, which is hereditary and inherited from both parents.

Video: Even monkeys know when they're being treated unfairly Thu, 15 Jul 2010 17:29:54 GMT wrote:
In the third of our video series on human nature, primate expert Frans de Waal explores the effect of unequal rewards on behaviour

32nd National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week Thu, 15 Jul 2010 03:21:36 GMT wrote:
The third week of July is observed as National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation (NDPR) Week. It was originally proclaimed on June 22, 1978, through Proclamation No. 1870, then amended on August 19, 2000, in honor of Apolinario Mabini, the Sublime Paralytic, who made a great contribution to the Philippine Revolution despite his disabilities.

Evidence Supports Screening for Fragile X Syndrome in Prospective Mothers Tue, 13 Jul 2010 22:26:14 GMT wrote:
There's adequate research data to support population screening of women of childbearing age for fragile X syndrome--the most common inherited cause of cognitive impairment, according to a report in the July issue of Genetics in Medicine, the official peer-reviewed journal of The American College of Medical Genetics.

Audiology becoming a hot discipline in Oklahoma Sat, 10 Jul 2010 05:30:46 GMT wrote:
Hearing loss can start in 30s

Finding Care for Rare Orphan Diseases Sat, 10 Jul 2010 02:46:37 GMT wrote:
HAVE you heard of Pompes disease? What about MPS Hunter syndrome, maple syrup urine disorder (MSUD), Gaucher disease and adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD)?

Bisons Notes Fri, 9 Jul 2010 11:42:57 GMT wrote:
OurSports Central is your source for the latest news and scores from all minor and independent professional sports leagues.

CLSI Introduces New Method Evaluation Software at the AACC/ASCLS Clinical Lab Expo Wed, 7 Jul 2010 13:22:44 GMT wrote:
WAYNE, PA--(Marketwire - July 7, 2010) - Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) will showcase StatisProT, its new method evaluation software, at the AACC/ASCLS Annual Meetings and Clinical Lab Expo in Anaheim, California, from July 27 through July 29. StatisPro will make it easier for laboratory professionals to perform the statistical analysis necessary to implement recognized CLSI ...

State lab in Helena screens newborns with blood tests Tue, 6 Jul 2010 07:25:53 GMT wrote:
According to the Montana Department of Public Heath & Human Services, about 35 babies are born in the Treasure State every day. Shortly after birth, a blood sample is taken for all newborns and shipped to the state lab in Helena. There, the Serology & Newborn Screening Lab tests for 28 conditions.

Video: Parents want hearing school to get state funding Mon, 5 Jul 2010 23:20:31 GMT wrote:
Olivia Lampley of Wayne was born with a moderate to profound hearing loss, which was not discovered until she was 2 years old.

Nottingham researchers undertake new clinical trial on hearing loss Mon, 5 Jul 2010 22:52:10 GMT wrote:
Researchers at The University of Nottingham are embarking on a clinical trial that will help them to further understand the debilitating condition of hearing loss.

Member Center Mon, 5 Jul 2010 16:36:17 GMT wrote:
According to the Montana Department of Public Heath & Human Services, about 35 babies are born in the Treasure State every day. Shortly after birth, a blood sample is taken for all newborns and shipped to the state lab in Helena. There, the Serology & Newborn Screening Lab tests for 28 conditions.

Vietnam, Laos co-operate in child health care Mon, 5 Jul 2010 03:06:15 GMT wrote:
The Vietnam and Laos Ministries of Health co-organised a seminar on measures to boost co-operation in the child health care sector in the Lao capital city of Vientiane on July 3-4.

Laos, Viet Nam co-operate on children's healthcare Sun, 4 Jul 2010 19:45:34 GMT wrote:
The Viet Nam and Laos Ministries of Health held a seminar at the weekend in Vientiane on measures to boost co-operation in the child health care sector.

POLITICS IN BRIEF 4/7 Sun, 4 Jul 2010 09:42:58 GMT wrote:
The Vietnam and Laos Ministries of Health co-organised a seminar on July 3-4 to discuss measures to boost cooperation in the healthcare sector. Participants at the seminar touched upon issues such as heart-related diseases, emergencies, surgery, infectious diseases, autism and newborn screening.

New test will detect Down's Thu, 1 Jul 2010 10:07:54 GMT wrote:
MUMS-TO-BE in Hartlepool will be among the first in the region to be offered a new screening test to check the risk of them having a baby with Down's syndrome.

U-M scientists discover 12 more regions on genome with DNA variants associated with type 2 diabetes Thu, 1 Jul 2010 02:38:52 GMT wrote:
An international team co-led by scientists from the University of Michigan have discovered 12 more regions on the genome with DNA variants that are associated with increased risk of type 2 diabetes, bringing the number to 38.

How accurate is newborn screening for sickle cell disease Mon, 28 Jun 2010 19:02:07 GMT wrote:
A boomer's guide to a life of health, happiness, passion & purpose.

Son's PKU diagnosis life-changing for Palm City family Fri, 25 Jun 2010 09:52:00 GMT wrote:
PALM CITY If you met 4-year-old Dominic Donatucci, you might think he was just a picky eater, or that he had allergies.

CDC Planning Guidelines for Genetic Testing Labs Wed, 16 Jun 2010 12:39:54 GMT wrote:
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is currently developing guidelines for labs that provide biochemical genetic testing (BGT) and newborn screening (NBS) for inherited metabolic disorders, as well as broader guidelines for molecular genetic testing (MGT), a CDC representative told the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Genetics, Health, and Society on ...

WI Public Health Lab Identifies First SCID Baby Using New TREC Assay Wed, 16 Jun 2010 09:51:25 GMT wrote:
SILVER SPRING, MD--(Marketwire - June 16, 2010) - The Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has identified the first baby with classical Severe Combine Immune Deficiency (SCID) as part of their newborn screening program. SCID babies, if undiagnosed, eventually develop severe life-threatening infections with a 100% mortality rate, usually within the first ...

Technology Innovation Advances Newborn Screen Translational Research Network Tue, 15 Jun 2010 05:00:00 GMT wrote:
5AM Solutions selected by American College of Medical Genetics to meet virtual repository technology needs of the network

Newborn and carrier screening for spinal muscular atrophy now possible, say scientists Sat, 5 Jun 2010 23:20:56 GMT wrote:
Scientists studying spinal muscular atrophy have concluded that the technology now exists to carry out nationwide screening of newborn children and pregnant mothers. The study reveals that effective screening may allow parents to find proactive treatments before the symptoms become irreversible.

People in the News Fri, 9 Apr 2010 12:05:28 GMT wrote:
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - The National Human Genome Research Institute has tapped Lawrence Brody to serve as chief of the NHGRI Genome Technology Branch.

Key Public Health Journal Devotes Supplement to Public Health Laboratory System Thu, 8 Apr 2010 14:03:52 GMT wrote:
SILVER SPRING, MD--(Marketwire - April 8, 2010) - The Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) is pleased to announce the release of the May/June issue of Public Health Reports, which features a supplement devoted to the public health laboratory system. The supplement, which considers the public health laboratory system from multiple perspectives, covers topics such as antimicrobial ...

Register for people with sickle cell disease Thu, 8 Apr 2010 12:20:06 GMT wrote:
Every year 2,000 babies in the U.S. are born with sickle cell disease. Thursday, Remington College joined with the American Red Cross for a blood drive to benefit people living with the disease.

Giving the gift of blood Thu, 8 Apr 2010 12:20:06 GMT wrote:
Every year 2,000 babies in the U.S. are born with sickle cell disease. Thursday, Remington College has joined forces with the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America for the blood drive.

Ories achieve much in public arena Wed, 7 Apr 2010 18:38:08 GMT wrote:
Republican Sen. Jane Orie is known at the state Capitol as a former sex crimes prosecutor who preaches reform and is willing to take on just about anyone.

HMC to host <b>newborn</b> <b>screening</b> conference Sun, 4 Apr 2010 15:29:36 GMT wrote:
By Noimot Olayiwola The Hamad Medical Corporations Paediatric department will host the 3rd Middle East and North Africas (MENA) Newborn Screening Conference from April 26 to 29.

Gene tests' rise spurs fall of diseases Fri, 2 Apr 2010 22:14:15 GMT wrote:
Some of mankind's most devastating inherited diseases appear to be declining, and a few have nearly disappeared, because more people are using genetic testing to decide whether to have children.

HMC to host workshop for dieticians Wed, 31 Mar 2010 15:17:12 GMT wrote:
Hamad Medical Corporation is hosting the first ever Middle East Metabolic Dieticians workshop tomorrow and on Saturday at the Hajar auditorium.

ViroPharma initiates Phase 2 clinical study to evaluate Cinryze Wed, 31 Mar 2010 06:19:34 GMT wrote:
ViroPharma Incorporated today announced that it has initiated an open-label, single-dose Phase 2 study to evaluate doses of Cinryze (C1 esterase inhibitor [human)] for treatment of acute angioedema attacks in children less than 12 years of age with hereditary angioedema.

Bills filed for the 2010 legislative session Tue, 30 Mar 2010 13:47:12 GMT (NBC 2 Fort Myers) wrote:
Below is a list of bills filed for the 2010 Florida legislative session.

Family prepping to fight Cystic Fibrosis Tue, 30 Mar 2010 06:12:44 GMT (Kincardine News) wrote:
With a son diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) at an early age, one local family has come together with hopes of raising $10,000 for the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Jenny and John Sinclair of Kincardine, have three beautiful children; Isabella, 3, Peter, 22 months and William, five months.[...]

Alyssa Jung: Get Connected to the Kellys Mon, 29 Mar 2010 17:29:35 GMT (The Huffington Post) wrote:
Remember that off season series I was going to write about charities various players support? Yeah, well seems nobody cared to actually TALK to me...

Hunter's Hope Candlelight Ball Fri, 26 Mar 2010 19:45:14 GMT (News 10 NBC Rochester) wrote:
NFL Hall of Famer and Former Buffalo Bills Quarterback Jim Kelly was in Rochester Friday. To announce details for the 8th annual "Hunter's Hope Candlelight Ball."...

Luminex Announces New Strategic Initiatives at Annual Investor Day Thu, 25 Mar 2010 15:14:03 GMT (redOrbit) wrote:
AUSTIN, Texas, March 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Luminex Corporation (Nasdaq: LMNX), the worldwide leader in multiplexed solutions, presented new strategic initiatives at its Annual Investor Day, which was held today at the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York, NY.

Luminex Acquires Automation Firm, Inks Microfluidics Alliance Thu, 25 Mar 2010 14:05:12 GMT (GenomeWeb News) wrote:
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Luminex today announced that it has acquired robotics and automation firm BSD Robotics and has inked an exclusive collaboration with a digital microfluidics firm.

New test may help identify newborns with fragile X syndrome Thu, 25 Mar 2010 03:00:39 GMT (News-Medical-Net) wrote:
A newly developed test appears highly accurate in identifying newborns with fragile X syndrome—the most common inherited cause of cognitive impairment—as well as identifying couples who are carriers of the causative gene, reports a study in the March issue of Genetics in Medicine (www.geneticseinmdicine.org), the official peer-reviewed journal of The American College ...

Committee recommends inclusion of genetic diseases in newborn screening program Thu, 25 Mar 2010 02:14:38 GMT (News-Medical-Net) wrote:
The experts who make recommendations for genetic disease screening in newborns face a challenging task: To make conclusions based on the most authoritative available evidence, while considering gaps in the research on such rare conditions, as well as their human impact. An overview of the steps followed by the expert panels tasked with making these recommendations is presented in a special ...

Committee recommends inclusion of genetic diseases in <b>newborn</b> <b>screening</b> program Thu, 25 Mar 2010 02:14:38 GMT wrote:
The experts who make recommendations for genetic disease screening in newborns face a challenging task: To make conclusions based on the most authoritative available evidence, while considering gaps in the research on such rare conditions, as well as their human impact. An overview of the steps followed by the expert panels tasked with making these recommendations is presented in a special ...

Committee Outlines Procedures for Making Newborn Screening Recommendations Wed, 24 Mar 2010 12:40:03 GMT (Newswise) wrote:
The experts who make recommendations for genetic disease screening in newborns face a challenging task: To make conclusions based on the most authoritative available evidence, while considering gaps in the research on such rare conditions, as well as their human impact. An overview of the steps followed by the expert panels tasked with making these recommendations is presented in a special ...

New Test May Allow Screening for Fragile X Syndrome Wed, 24 Mar 2010 09:39:53 GMT (Newswise) wrote:
A newly developed test appears highly accurate in identifying newborns with fragile X syndrome--the most common inherited cause of cognitive impairment--as well as identifying couples who are carriers of the causative gene, reports a study in the March issue of Genetics in Medicine.

NIH Funding Immunodeficiency Disease Grants Mon, 22 Mar 2010 12:50:29 GMT (GenomeWeb News) wrote:
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institutes of Health will use its Small Research Grant program to fund science into rare immunodeficiency diseases, including studies focused on molecular knowledge, biomarkers, and diagnostic technologies.

Research!America Advocacy Award Honours March Of Dimes Sat, 20 Mar 2010 04:26:44 GMT (Medical News Today) wrote:
March of Dimes was honored March 16, 2010, at the 14th Annual Research!America Advocacy Awards event at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, DC. Jennifer L. Howse, PhD, March of Dimes president, and Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, granddaughter of March of Dimes founder President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, accepted the award. Established by President Roosevelt in 1938 to conquer polio, for ...

CDC Issues Recommendations for Treatment, Evaluation of Haitian Orphans Fri, 19 Mar 2010 13:27:38 GMT (American Academy of Family Physicians) wrote:
The CDC has released interim medical screening recommendations for U.S. physicians evaluating orphans who were evacuated from Haiti. Under normal circumstances, internationally adopted children are required to have a medical examination in their country of origin. However, following the Jan. 12 earthquake, the Department of Homeland Security announced that Haitian orphans entering the United ...

Cystic fibrosis patients survive longer in EU compared with non-EU countries Thu, 18 Mar 2010 15:40:27 GMT (PhysOrg) wrote:
The largest multinational study of patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) has shown that patients from EU countries (membership as of 2003) survive longer than those in neighbouring non-EU countries. Crucially, the data show that there are disproportionately fewer then expected CF patients in non-EU countries. The data suggest that had these non-EU countries displayed similar demographic profiles to ...

NDA for BYDUREON: FDA issues complete response letter Mon, 15 Mar 2010 04:14:53 GMT (News-Medical-Net) wrote:
Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Eli Lilly and Company and Alkermes, Inc. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a complete response letter regarding the New Drug Application for BYDUREON™ (exenatide for extended-release injectable suspension).

NIH panel recommends delivery options for women: VBAC or cesarean Thu, 11 Mar 2010 03:22:53 GMT (News-Medical-Net) wrote:
An independent panel convened this week by the National Institutes of Health confronted a troubling fact that pregnant women currently have limited access to clinicians and facilities able and willing to offer a trial of labor after previous cesarean delivery because of so-called VBAC bans.

Abu Dhabi launches comprehensive newborn screening programme Wed, 10 Mar 2010 23:07:00 GMT (MENAFN) wrote:
Abu Dhabi launches comprehensive newborn screening programme

March of Dimes to receive 2010 Paul G. Rogers Distinguished Organization Advocacy Award Tue, 9 Mar 2010 21:23:23 GMT (News-Medical-Net) wrote:
March of Dimes will receive Research!America's 2010 Paul G. Rogers Distinguished Organization Advocacy Award. The award recognizes March of Dimes' decades of successful advocacy for maternal and child health research and services.

Know sickle cell status of your marriage partner - Mettle-Nunoo Tue, 9 Mar 2010 16:49:56 GMT (Ghanaweb.com) wrote:
Accra, March 9, GNA - Mr. Rojo Mettle-Nunoo, Deputy Minister of Health, has stressed the need for Ghanaians to know the sickle cell status of their prospective marriage partners to reduce its incidence in the country.

March of Dimes Honored With Research!America Advocacy Award Tue, 9 Mar 2010 05:01:00 GMT (PR Newswire via Yahoo! News) wrote:
Paul G. Rogers Distinguished Organization Advocacy Award

GeneGo's industry-FDA MetaTox partnership program: Tools and contents released Mon, 8 Mar 2010 05:09:22 GMT (News-Medical-Net) wrote:
GeneGo announces the release of the first set of tools and content to come out of its industry-FDA MetaTox™ partnership program. The MetaTox partnership is developing a unique comprehensive systems toxicology suite designed for compound safety assessment in chemical and pharmaceutical R&D.

State budget cuts could affect health care Wed, 3 Mar 2010 15:53:00 GMT (Anderson Independent-Mail) wrote:
ANDERSON —Jaxson Wages looks like any other 16-month-old baby.He smiles. He laughs. He plays peek-a-boo and wrestles with his dad, Matthew, in their south Anderson home.He hasn’t always been that way.At Jaxson’s 10-day check-up, doctors noticed he was lethargic, said his mother, Jenna Wages.Because of screening after he was born in November 2008, Jaxson’s condition was caught early. The ...

March of Dimes President Dr. Jennifer L. Howse Wins Prestigious Humanitarian Award Wed, 3 Mar 2010 09:27:00 GMT (PR Newswire via Yahoo! News) wrote:
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., March 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's champion for babies today received the 2010 Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Humanitarian Award.

FULL CIRCLE STUDIOS, LLC AWARDED NIH GRANT TO PRODUCE EDUCATIONAL PROJECT FOR CONGENITAL CONDITION Wed, 3 Mar 2010 07:54:58 GMT (PitchEngine) wrote:
BUFFALO, N.Y. Full Circle Studios LLC, a digital media design, development, and venture company has been awarded a 96,000 Small Business Technology Transfer STTR grant by the National Institutes of Health NIH. With the grant, Full Circle will produce an online education program, instructional DVD and associated educational resources for parents of children diagnosed with Congenital Adrenal...

Newborn Hearing Screen Controversy Mon, 1 Mar 2010 16:28:38 GMT (Oklahoma's NewsChannel 4) wrote:
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Bringing home a tiny newborn is such an emotional time. The very last thing most parents are thinking about is the cost. However, concerned parents all across the metro have some questions about one bill that is sneaking into Oklahoma mailboxes. The charge for a Newborn Hearing Screening ranges from zero to about $230.

Reversing protein deficiency through gene therapy can improve SMA Sun, 28 Feb 2010 22:01:19 GMT (News-Medical-Net) wrote:
Reversing a protein deficiency through gene therapy can correct motor function, restore nerve signals and improve survival in mice that serve as a model for the lethal childhood disorder spinal muscular atrophy, new research shows.

Gene therapy reverses effects of lethal childhood muscle disorder in mice Sun, 28 Feb 2010 18:32:35 GMT (Science Daily) wrote:
Reversing a protein deficiency through gene therapy can correct motor function, restore nerve signals and improve survival in mice that serve as a model for the lethal childhood disorder spinal muscular atrophy, new research shows. This muscle-wasting disease results when a child's motor neurons -- nerve cells that send signals from the spinal cord to muscles -- produce insufficient amounts of ...

Testing curbs occurrence of some genetic diseases Sun, 28 Feb 2010 12:51:29 GMT (The Bryan-College Station Eagle) wrote:
Some of mankind's most devastating inherited diseases appear to be declining, and a few have nearly disappeared, because more people are using genetic testing to decide whether to have children.Births of babies with cystic fibrosis, Tay-Sachs and oth ...

Study: Gene therapy reverses effects of lethal childhood muscle disorder in mice Sun, 28 Feb 2010 10:26:50 GMT (EurekAlert!) wrote:
( Ohio State University ) Reversing a protein deficiency through gene therapy can correct motor function, restore nerve signals and improve survival in mice that serve as a model for the lethal childhood disorder spinal muscular atrophy, new research shows. This muscle-wasting disease results when a child's motor neurons -- nerve cells that send signals from the spinal cord to muscles -- produce ...

‘March for Babies’ set for May 1 in Eden Sat, 27 Feb 2010 21:10:20 GMT (Danville Register & Bee) wrote:
The annual event will benefit the March of Dimes

Cares Foundation honors Leight family Wed, 24 Feb 2010 22:44:49 GMT (The Record and Herald News) wrote:
Township resident Kelly Leight and her family, husband Adam and children Alyssa and Joshua, will be honored by the Cares Foundation next month.

US government extracts infant DNA, no consent Tue, 23 Feb 2010 22:02:04 GMT (Daily Vidette) wrote:
Only roughly 22 percent of Americans trust the U.S. government to protect their privacy, according to a survey conducted by Unisys Corp. New information discovered may lower the rate.

Prenatal testing detects some genetic diseases Tue, 23 Feb 2010 00:50:13 GMT (The Alexandria Town Talk) wrote:
Some of mankind's most devastating inherited diseases appear to be declining, and a few have nearly disappeared, because more people are using genetic testing to decide whether to have children.

Suit possible over baby DNA sent to military lab for national database Mon, 22 Feb 2010 18:54:58 GMT (Austin American-Statesman) wrote:
Suit possible over baby DNA sent to military lab for national database

International Rare Diseases Day arrives in NZ Mon, 22 Feb 2010 15:10:35 GMT (Scoop.co.nz) wrote:
· Rare skin blistering disease Epidermolysis Bullosa carries the flag for all rare diseases at the Vodafone Warriors carnival week.

Kelly's screening effort pays off in New Mexico Mon, 22 Feb 2010 04:06:19 GMT (The Buffalo News) wrote:
Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly has scored another victory in his fight to screen newborns for a wide range of treatable diseases.

Gene testing spurs decline of dire diseases Sun, 21 Feb 2010 22:03:26 GMT (Omaha World-Herald) wrote:
Some of mankind's most devastating inherited diseases appear to be declining, and a few have nearly disappeared, because more people are using genetic testing to decide whether to have children.

NEWBORN BLOOD TESTS STIR ETHICS DEBATE Sun, 21 Feb 2010 01:44:48 GMT (The Monterey County Herald) wrote:
WASHINGTON — A critical safety net for babies — that heelprick of blood taken from every newborn — is facing an ethics attack. After those tiny blood spots are tested for a list of devastating diseases, some states are storing them for years.

PerkinElmer Launches New Health Screening Lab In India, Partners With MediScan Systems To Increase Availability Of ... Fri, 19 Feb 2010 03:45:17 GMT (Medical News Today) wrote:
PerkinElmer, Inc. (NYSE: PKI), a global leader focused on improving the health and safety of people and their environment, today announced that it has expanded its fetal, maternal and neonatal health screening capability in India, with the inauguration of the PerkinElmer Health Sciences laboratory...

Six states to study sickle cell disease and thalassemias in national pilot project Thu, 18 Feb 2010 22:12:00 GMT (News-Medical-Net) wrote:
Medical researchers are developing a new surveillance system to determine the number of patients diagnosed with a family of inherited blood disorders known as hemoglobinopathies, including sickle cell disease, thalassemias, and hemoglobin E disease.

NHLBI, CDC launch surveillance and research program for inherited blood diseases Thu, 18 Feb 2010 13:40:48 GMT (EurekAlert!) wrote:
( NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute ) Medical researchers are developing a new surveillance system to determine the number of patients diagnosed with a family of inherited blood disorders known as hemoglobinopathies, including sickle cell disease, thalassemias, and hemoglobin E disease.

New Mexico News Brief, Thursday, Feb. 18 Thu, 18 Feb 2010 11:15:21 GMT (KOAT Albuquerque) wrote:
More news from around the state:

PerkinElmer Launches New Lab in India Thu, 18 Feb 2010 09:22:50 GMT (Medical Device Link) wrote:
PerkinElmer Inc. has expanded its fetal, maternal, and neonatal health screening capability in India, with the inauguration of the PerkinElmer Health Sciences laboratory.

PerkinElmer opens maternal, fetal, newborn health lab & FMF accredited training centre in Chennai Thu, 18 Feb 2010 02:28:44 GMT (PharmaBiz) wrote:
PerkinElmer, Inc, a global leader focused on improving the health and safety of people and their environment, announced the opening of India’s First Maternal, Fetal, Newborn Health Laboratory & FMF Accredited Training Center in Chennai.

Giving back to his homeland Thu, 18 Feb 2010 00:51:40 GMT (Yale Daily News) wrote:
Upon arriving on campus at one of the world’s most prestigious universities in 1966, Ghana-native Kwaku Ohene-Frempong ’70 MED ’75 soon became a two-sport star while at the same time excelling in the classroom. But he never forgot where he came from.

After Yale, giving back Thu, 18 Feb 2010 00:51:40 GMT (Yale Daily News) wrote:
Upon arriving at Yale in 1966, Ghana-native Kwaku Ohene-Frempong ’70 MED ’75 soon became a two-sport star while excelling in the classroom. But he never forgot where he came from.

PerkinElmer expands fetal, maternal and neonatal health screening capability in India Wed, 17 Feb 2010 22:27:00 GMT (News-Medical-Net) wrote:
PerkinElmer, Inc., a global leader focused on improving the health and safety of people and their environment, today announced that it has expanded its fetal, maternal and neonatal health screening capability in India, with the inauguration of the PerkinElmer Health Sciences laboratory.

NM newborn screening program would expand Wed, 17 Feb 2010 20:19:39 GMT (ABC 7 El Paso) wrote:
Associated Press - February 17, 2010 11:15 PM ET SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - The New Mexico Department of Health would screen newborns for more diseases under legislation passed by lawmakers and sent...

AP: Genetic disease testing leads some adults not to have kids Wed, 17 Feb 2010 17:32:08 GMT (USA Today) wrote:
Some of mankind's most devastating inherited diseases appear to be declining, and a few have nearly disappeared, because more people are using genetic testing to decide whether to have children.

Testing curbing some genetic diseases Wed, 17 Feb 2010 16:24:53 GMT (Everett Herald) wrote:
Some of humanity’s most devastating inherited diseases appear to be declining, and a few have nearly disappeared, because more people are using genetic testing to decide whether to have children.

Testing curbs genetic diseases Wed, 17 Feb 2010 15:44:16 GMT (Worcester Telegram & Gazette) wrote:
Tay-Sachs, cystic fibrosis wane

More couples taking genetic tests before having kids Wed, 17 Feb 2010 05:20:42 GMT (CTV.ca) wrote:
In an effort to cut down on inherited diseases, more people are using genetic testing to decide whether to have children, according to an Associated Press review of studies and interviews with numerous geneticists.

Testing curbs some genetic diseases in newborns Wed, 17 Feb 2010 01:37:36 GMT (The Tuscaloosa News) wrote:
By Marilynn Marchione The Associated Press Some of mankind’s most devastating inherited diseases appear to be declining, and a few have nearly disappeared, because more people are using genetic testing to decide whether to have children.

AP IMPACT: Testing curbs some genetic diseases Wed, 17 Feb 2010 00:38:43 GMT (AP via Yahoo! Finance) wrote:
Some of mankind's most devastating inherited diseases appear to be declining, and a few have nearly disappeared, because more people are using genetic testing to decide whether to have children.

Gene testing spurs decline of some dire diseases Wed, 17 Feb 2010 00:07:48 GMT (Sify News) wrote:
's most devastating inherited diseases appear to be declining, and a few have nearly disappeared, because more people are using genetic testing to decide whether to have children.

Legislative roundup Feb. 17, 2010 Tue, 16 Feb 2010 22:20:40 GMT (Santa Fe New Mexican) wrote:
Get FREE Daily Headlines by email! Ethics commission bills: Bills to establish a state ethics commission are being opposed — at least in their current form — by several organizations, some of which for years have advocated an ethics commission. Senate Bill 43 is awaiting action by the full Senate.

Testing curbs some genetic diseases Tue, 16 Feb 2010 21:15:21 GMT (Seattle Times) wrote:
Some of mankind's most devastating inherited diseases appear to be declining, and a few have nearly disappeared, because more people are...

Infant screening would be more comprehensive under new bill Tue, 16 Feb 2010 06:46:06 GMT (Legislative Gazette) wrote:
February 16, 2010 Five new diseases would be added to the list of tests to be administered to infants born in New York state under a new bill being considered by the Legislature's two health committees.

'Extraordinary Measures' — Local toddler receiving life-saving enzyme replacement therapy Sun, 14 Feb 2010 00:08:58 GMT (Midland Daily News) wrote:
Luke Barriger snuggled into the corner of the tan couch, watching "Dora The Explorer" with his sister Josie. At first he didn't mind the breathing device strapped to his face, but by the end of his twice-daily treatment he was ready for the machine to be turned off.

Community support for Bills legend Sat, 13 Feb 2010 15:31:06 GMT (WIVB Buffalo) wrote:
Western New Yorkers turned out in Orchard Park Saturday morning to support a Buffalo Bills legend.

Duke lab tracks biochemicals behind rare disorders Sat, 13 Feb 2010 08:47:13 GMT (Local Tech Wire) wrote:
Get the latest news alerts: Follow LTW at Twitter. DURHAM, N.C. - At 6 months old John Klor’s parents knew he wasn’t developing normally. He was soon diagnosed with a form of cerebral palsy.

Severe Combined Immune Deficiency Disease Sat, 13 Feb 2010 06:43:32 GMT (Providence Business News) wrote:
The Immune Deficiency Foundation is proud to announce the creation of a new Severe Combined Immune Deficiency Initiative. awareness, diagnosis, newborn screening, and the search for a cure.

Legislative tidbits Fri, 12 Feb 2010 23:43:21 GMT (Silver City Sun-News) wrote:
For full coverage of the 2010 New Mexico Legislative session, click here. SANTA FE - The House on Friday unanimously passed a bill that would add five new tests to the current newborn screening requirements for infants in New Mexico in HB 201 sponsored by Rep. Rhonda King, D-Stanley.

2-13 Legislative Tidbits Fri, 12 Feb 2010 23:34:52 GMT (Clovis News Journal) wrote:
Days remaining in session: 5 Newborn screening The House on Friday unanimously passed a bill that would add five new tests to the current newborn screening requirements for infants in New Mexico in HB 201 sponsored by Rep. Rhonda King, D-Stanley....

Legislative roundup Feb. 13, 2010 Fri, 12 Feb 2010 23:06:24 GMT (Santa Fe New Mexican) wrote:
Get FREE Daily Headlines by email! Newborn screening: The House on Friday unanimously passed a bill that would add five new tests to the current newborn screening requirements for infants in New Mexico in HB 201, sponsored by Rep. Rhonda King, D-Stanley.

New Organization for Clinical Mass Spectrometry Holds its First Conference Fri, 12 Feb 2010 13:35:12 GMT (GenomeWeb News) wrote:
SAN DIEGO — With the use of mass spectrometers gaining traction in the clinical laboratory, a new organization formed to promote mass spectrometry and share expertise in the area specifically for clinical applications held its first conference here this week.

Alyssa Jung: Hunter's Day of Hope for Children Thu, 11 Feb 2010 13:50:48 GMT (The Huffington Post) wrote:
This is the second in a series of posts about organizations that are important to current and former Bills. We're starting with Hunter's Hope, formed...

Lauran Neergaard: Heelprick yields debate Thu, 11 Feb 2010 05:03:11 GMT (Traverse City Record-Eagle) wrote:
A critical safety net for babies -- that heelprick of blood taken from every newborn -- is facing an ethics attack. After those tiny blood spots are tested for a list of devastating diseases, some states are storing them for years. Scientists consider the leftover samples a treasure.

Genetic Testing Heads to the Pharmacy Tue, 9 Feb 2010 21:25:10 GMT (Technology Review) wrote:
Several recent deals could make tests more common. Even though nearly 2,000 genetic tests are available today, most Americans have never taken one. (Save, perhaps, for newborn screening.) That may soon change, as the nation's largest businesses responsible for managing prescription benefits, Medco and CVS Caremark, delve into the DNA testing business. Taken together, the two companies cover more ...

Privacy concerns in U.S. over heelprick blood samples Tue, 9 Feb 2010 11:33:34 GMT (CTV.ca) wrote:
A critical safety net for babies - that heelprick of blood taken from every newborn in the U.S. - is facing an ethics attack. After those tiny blood spots are tested for a list of devastating diseases, some states are storing them for years.

Health Highlights: Feb. 9, 2010 Tue, 9 Feb 2010 09:03:32 GMT (HealthDay via Yahoo! News) wrote:
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

Babies' heel pricks trigger privacy concerns Tue, 9 Feb 2010 08:23:27 GMT (Spartanburg Herald-Journal) wrote:
Published: Tuesday, February 9, 2010 at 11:14 a.m. Last Modified: Tuesday, February 9, 2010 at 11:14 a.m. WASHINGTON — A critical safety net for babies — that heel prick of blood taken from every newborn — is facing an ethics attack.

Screening blood from newborn babies used in research angers parents Tue, 9 Feb 2010 07:49:00 GMT (New York Daily News) wrote:
A critical safety net for babies - that heelprick of blood taken from every newborn in the U.S. - is facing an ethics attack.

Blood from newborn safety tests draws debate Tue, 9 Feb 2010 07:14:43 GMT (The Vacaville Reporter) wrote:
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A critical safety net for babies -- that heelprick of blood taken from every newborn -- is facing an ethics attack.

Baby blood debate Tue, 9 Feb 2010 04:23:10 GMT (Worcester Telegram & Gazette) wrote:
WASHINGTON - A critical safety net for babies and#8212; that heel prick of blood taken from every newborn and#8212; is facing an ethics attack.

Blood from newborn tests sparks ethics debate Tue, 9 Feb 2010 04:04:21 GMT (Asheville Citizen-Times) wrote:
WASHINGTON — A critical safety net for babies — that heel-prick of blood taken from every newborn — is facing an ethics attack.

Newborn blood samples stir up privacy debate Mon, 8 Feb 2010 22:54:17 GMT (The Record and Herald News) wrote:
WASHINGTON — A critical safety net for babies — that heel-prick of blood taken from every newborn — is facing an ethics attack. After those tiny blood spots are tested for a list of devastating diseases, some states are storing them for years.

Newborn blood test faces challenge Mon, 8 Feb 2010 22:15:01 GMT (Detroit News) wrote:
Washington -- A critical safety net for babies -- that heelprick of blood taken from every newborn -- is facing an ethics attack.

Blood tests of newborns stirring major ethics debate Mon, 8 Feb 2010 21:30:04 GMT (Deseret News) wrote:
A critical safety net for babies — that heelprick of blood taken from every newborn — is facing an ethics attack.

Newborn blood tests spur ethics debate Mon, 8 Feb 2010 21:25:25 GMT (Albany Times Union) wrote:
The samples, mandatory for disease screening, also used for research

Newborn blood used in research angers parents Mon, 8 Feb 2010 20:10:21 GMT (MalaysiaNews.net) wrote:
After those tiny blood spots are tested for a list of devastating diseases, some states are storing them for years. Scientists consider the leftover samples a treasure, both to improve newborn screeni...

Debate over blood samples from babies Mon, 8 Feb 2010 16:46:23 GMT (USA Today) wrote:
A critical safety net for babies that heelprick of blood taken from every newborn in the U.S. is facing an ethics attack.

Debate in US over blood from newborn safety tests Mon, 8 Feb 2010 13:34:54 GMT (AP via Yahoo! News) wrote:
A critical safety net for babies — that heelprick of blood taken from every newborn in the U.S. — is facing an ethics attack.

Ethics debate over blood from newborn safety tests Mon, 8 Feb 2010 13:08:55 GMT (AP via Yahoo! News) wrote:
A critical safety net for babies — that heelprick of blood taken from every newborn — is facing an ethics attack.

Safer Down syndrome tests now available Mon, 8 Feb 2010 09:25:04 GMT (The New Zealand Herald) wrote:
Health services are this week starting an expanded, safer screening programme to detect Down syndrome during pregnancy, after serious flaws were detected in the old system.All women who see a midwife or doctor in early pregnancy...

Down's syndrome screening expanded Mon, 8 Feb 2010 08:19:46 GMT (Otago Daily Times) wrote:
Health services are this week starting an expanded, safer screening programme to detect Down's syndrome during pregnancy, after serious flaws were detected in the old system. read more

Newborn DNA projects still a mystery Thu, 4 Feb 2010 16:12:58 GMT (KXAN 36 Austin) wrote:
The issue has turned into questions, lawsuits, and debates over whether the state has a right to collect those samples, test them, store the genetic information collected from them, and use them in research that has nothing to do with childhood illnesses.

The Government has Your Baby’s DNA Thu, 4 Feb 2010 14:28:40 GMT (WKRG News 5 Mobile) wrote:
Many parents don't realize their baby's DNA is being stored in a government lab, but sometimes when they find out, as the Browns did, they take action. more

The government has your baby's DNA Wed, 3 Feb 2010 16:25:12 GMT (CNN) wrote:
When Annie Brown's daughter, Isabel, was a month old, her pediatrician asked Brown and her husband to sit down because he had some bad news to tell them: Isabel carried a gene that put her at risk for cystic fibrosis.

MTB News & Racing Round-up, February 3, 2010 Wed, 3 Feb 2010 14:10:23 GMT (Cyclingnews) wrote:
A Cystic Fibrosis researcher and professor has put together a new mountain bike team for 2010 to raise awareness of the disease and funding for research relating to the disease.

Screening for MCADD outweighs risks Wed, 3 Feb 2010 09:09:31 GMT (UPI) wrote:
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say the benefits of screening newborns for a missing enzyme outweigh the risks.

NanoBio awarded sixth U.S. patent covering its novel nanoemulsion technology Wed, 3 Feb 2010 01:03:45 GMT (News-Medical-Net) wrote:
NanoBio Corporation announced today that a sixth U.S. patent covering its novel nanoemulsion technology has been awarded. The patent encompasses composition of matter claims for the company’s lead anti-infective and vaccine product candidates.

One patient undergoes new treatment Tue, 2 Feb 2010 16:08:00 GMT (WIVB Buffalo) wrote:
Dr. Peter Ostrow has the story of one young patient who's undergoing a new breakthrough treatment at Women and Children's Hospital.

Benefits Outweigh Risks Associated With Newborn Screening For Metabolic Disorder Tue, 2 Feb 2010 08:25:55 GMT (Medical News Today) wrote:
Newborn screening for a metabolic disorder could lead to false positives -- adding stress to parents, costing money and possibly subjecting a baby to unnecessary follow-up treatment and dietary restrictions. But the benefits of diagnosing these children early and preventing the risk of mental retardation, disability or death outweigh the costs of a false positive, according to new U-M research ...

MCADD screening is expensive but offers immense health benefits Mon, 1 Feb 2010 22:01:57 GMT (News-Medical-Net) wrote:
Newborn screening for a metabolic disorder could lead to false positives -- adding stress to parents, costing money and possibly subjecting a baby to unnecessary follow-up treatment and dietary restrictions.

Acetaminophen protects kidneys after muscle injury Mon, 1 Feb 2010 12:13:30 GMT (PhysOrg) wrote:
Severe muscle injuries -- such as crush injuries suffered in earthquakes, car accidents and explosions, and muscle damage from excessive exercise or statin drug interactions - can cause life-threatening kidney damage. Treatment has been limited to intravenous fluids and dialysis, but a new study suggests that the commonly used pain reliever acetaminophen may protect the kidneys from damage.

New brain research: Hunger for stimulation driven by dopamine in the brain Mon, 1 Feb 2010 12:13:20 GMT (PhysOrg) wrote:
Our need for stimulation and dopamine's action upon the brain are connected, which explains why people who constantly crave stimulation are in danger of addictive behaviour such as drug abuse and gambling.

Study finds Ponseti method of clubfoot correction Mon, 1 Feb 2010 12:12:50 GMT (PhysOrg) wrote:
Clubfoot affects one in a thousand babies born in the United States, but with proper corrective treatment and follow-up, infants born with clubfoot can have feet compatible with an active, normal lifestyle. A new study in the February 2010 issue of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS) compared two common treatment options for clubfoot - Ponseti method and surgical treatment.

Genetically-modified mice reveal another mechanism contributing to heart failure Mon, 1 Feb 2010 11:43:30 GMT (PhysOrg) wrote:
Scientists at the Robarts Research Institute at The University of Western Ontario, working in collaboration with researchers in Brazil, have used a unique genetically-modified mouse line to reveal a previously unidentified mechanism contributing to heart failure. The study, led by Marco Prado, Robert Gros and Vania Prado of London, Canada and Silvia Guatimosim of Brazil, shows how the decreased ...

Haiti earthquake a reminder that disasters are preventable, CU-Boulder expert says Mon, 1 Feb 2010 11:42:50 GMT (PhysOrg) wrote:
Amid all the commentary focused on the historic tragedy in Haiti, a tough but important fact has gone virtually unmentioned, according to a nationally recognized expert on disasters at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Benefits outweigh risks associated with newborn screening for disorder Mon, 1 Feb 2010 11:03:16 GMT (EurekAlert!) wrote:
( University of Michigan Health System ) Newborn screening for a metabolic disorder could lead to false positives -- adding stress to parents, costing money and possibly subjecting a baby to unnecessary follow-up treatment and dietary restrictions. But the benefits of diagnosing these children early and preventing the risk of mental retardation, disability or death outweigh the costs of a false ...

Alyssa Jung: Hunter: An Unexpected Hero Fri, 29 Jan 2010 11:22:36 GMT (The Huffington Post) wrote:
Hunter. His name is Hunter. Hunter James Kelly. From the day he was born, Valentine's Day 1997, he was far from an ordinary boy. His father was HOF QB Jim Kelly, but that's not what made him so special.

Genetic Testing - A Global Update of Market Trends & Opportunities Fri, 29 Jan 2010 04:53:00 GMT (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance) wrote:
Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

Jeffrey Modell Foundation urges government to implement SCID screening for all newborns Thu, 28 Jan 2010 20:58:00 GMT (News-Medical-Net) wrote:
Vicki and Fred Modell, co-founders of the Jeffrey Modell Foundation, today called upon governors, state public health officials, and legislators, in all states, to implement screening of newborns with Severe Combined Immune Deficiency (SCID).

Newborn Screen Can Protect Infants From Vaccine-Acquired Rotavirus Thu, 28 Jan 2010 09:13:10 GMT (redOrbit) wrote:
A vaccine designed to protect infants against rotavirus, the leading cause of childhood diarrhea, can actually cause the disease in infants born with severe combined immunodeficiency, said experts at Baylor College of Medicine in a study that appears in the current edition of The New England Journal of Medicine.The vaccine provides substantial benefit against rotaviral infection.

Rotavirus Vaccine Risky For Infants with Immune Deficiency Thu, 28 Jan 2010 06:45:07 GMT (NewsInferno) wrote:
A new study on the rotavirus vaccine published in the New England Journal of Medicine has found that it can sicken severely immune-deficient infants. The study details three cases where such children actually developed rotaviral infection after vaccination. Rotavirus is one of the most common causes of diarrhea, and the leading cause of severe, dehydrating [...]

Neglected Tropical Diseases Not Limited To Tropics: Diseases Found In The Indigenous Peoples Of The Arctic Thu, 28 Jan 2010 04:36:18 GMT (Medical News Today) wrote:
Demonstrating that the burden of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) is not just dependent on climate, but mainly related to incidence of poverty, a new paper published in the open-access journal PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases details the large number of neglected infections of poverty in the Arctic region and calls for greater research into these devastating, debilitating and sometimes deadly ...

Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children Wed, 27 Jan 2010 18:44:21 GMT (Providence Business News) wrote:
Washington, D.C. – On January 21, 2010, the Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children voted unanimously to add screening for Severe Combined Immune Deficiency or SCID - commonly known as bubble boy disease — to the core panel for universal screening of all newborns in the United States.

Immune Deficiency Foundation Praises ACHDNC Recommendation for SCID Screening in Newborns Mon, 25 Jan 2010 10:14:00 GMT (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance) wrote:
On January 21, 2010, the Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children voted unanimously to add screening for Severe Combined Immune Deficiency or SCID -- commonly known as bubble boy disease -- to the core panel for universal screening of all newborns in the United States.

Toddler helped by newborn screening, GGC Sun, 24 Jan 2010 23:31:58 GMT (The Index-Journal) wrote:
Jaxson Wages, a 15-month-old Greenwood Genetic Center patient being treated for GA-1, glutaric acidemia, type 1, gives his teddy bear a big hug. (Contributed art)

Early help gives kids like Christa hope Sat, 23 Jan 2010 05:32:34 GMT (Brisbane Times) wrote:
Ten years ago children with a profound hearing impairment, like Christa Dracopoulos, would have attended a special school and relied on sign language.

Wisconsin long sought federal uniform panel for newborn screening to include Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Disease ... Sat, 23 Jan 2010 02:34:35 GMT (The Appleton Post-Crescent) wrote:
WASHINGTON The first new disease added to the federal uniform panel for newborn screening in nine years has direct ties to Wisconsin.

Healthbeat Report: Pompe Disease Thu, 21 Jan 2010 20:30:04 GMT (ABC 7 Chicago) wrote:
A local family tells their story of finding a treatment for a rare illness ravaging their child.

Cochlear implantation process for children Tue, 19 Jan 2010 21:13:01 GMT (BellaOnline) wrote:
Navigating the journey of Cochlear implantation in children is new territory for new parents. The Sydney Cochlear Implant Centre held a forum to help parents understand their options if their child is found to have a hearing loss.

Luminex Upgraded to Neutral Mon, 18 Jan 2010 07:04:43 GMT (Zacks.com via Yahoo! Finance) wrote:
Luminex upgraded to Neutral from Underperform.

Hollywood vs. real life: Duke scientist developed Pompe disease drug Thu, 14 Jan 2010 05:47:13 GMT (Local Tech Wire) wrote:
Get the latest news alerts: Follow LTW at Twitter. DURHAM, N.C. - The film “Extraordinary Measures,” which opens in theaters next week, is the story of a father searching for a life-saving drug for his son who suffers from Pompe disease, a rare genetic disorder.

New movie sheds light on Pompe disease Thu, 14 Jan 2010 02:56:21 GMT (WRAL.com Raleigh) wrote:
The film “Extraordinary Measures,” which opens in theaters next week, is the story of a father searching for a life-saving drug for his son who suffers from Pompe disease, a rare genetic disorder.

Speaking up Tue, 12 Jan 2010 16:13:10 GMT (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune) wrote:
Rhonda Sivarajah heard the call when her son appeared to progress slowly. Now the Anoka County commissioner is an advocate for the hearing impaired.

Twin Cities hospitals staunching flow of red ink Mon, 11 Jan 2010 20:07:34 GMT (MalaysiaNews.net) wrote:
After a painful year of cutting jobs, freezing pay and delaying new construction, Twin Cities hospitals turned their businesses around in 2009 and appear to be back in the black. Year-end numbers are...

Heart of hearing Mon, 11 Jan 2010 15:12:24 GMT (Island Packet) wrote:
When Bluffton resident Taylor Sharp was born almost three years ago, he failed the newborn hearing s

State gets grant to improve newborn screening Sun, 10 Jan 2010 02:13:36 GMT (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle) wrote:
New York state receives a grant to improve efficiency and accuracy of records for newborn screening.

Biomarker may enable personalized GVHD treatment for bone marrow transplant patients Fri, 8 Jan 2010 22:38:51 GMT (News-Medical-Net) wrote:
University of Michigan researchers have identified the first biomarker of graft-versus-host disease of the skin. The discovery makes possible a simple blood test that should solve a treatment dilemma facing doctors with patients who frequently develop rashes after bone marrow transplants.

Lauran Neergaard: Screenings work Thu, 7 Jan 2010 04:45:20 GMT (Traverse City Record-Eagle) wrote:
At his first birthday, John Klor couldn't sit up on his own. What doctors initially diagnosed cerebral palsy instead was a rare metabolic disorder assaulting his brain and muscles, yet one that's treatable if caught in time.

CLSI’s document provides revised guidelines for screening cystic fibrosis Thu, 7 Jan 2010 03:38:31 GMT (News-Medical-Net) wrote:
Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) recently published Sweat Testing: Sample Collection and Quantitative Chloride Analysis; Approved Guideline—Third Edition (C34-A3). This document addresses appropriate methods of collection and analysis, quality control, and the evaluation and reporting of sweat test results for the diagnosis of cystic fibrosis.

The right to know Wed, 6 Jan 2010 21:40:06 GMT (Hutchinson News) wrote:
WASHINGTON - At his first birthday, John Klor couldn't sit up on his own. A few months later, he was ...

CLSI Publishes Sweat Testing: Sample Collection and Quantitative Chloride Analysis Wed, 6 Jan 2010 10:40:00 GMT (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance) wrote:
WAYNE, Pa.----Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute recently published Sweat Testing: Sample Collection and Quantitative Chloride Analysis; Approved Guideline—Third Edition . This document addresses appropriate methods of collection and analysis, quality control, and the evaluation and reporting of sweat test results for the diagnosis of cystic fibrosis.

BioMarin Pharmaceutical receives marketing approval for amifampridine phosphate Tue, 5 Jan 2010 21:42:56 GMT (News-Medical-Net) wrote:
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. announced today that the European Commission has granted marketing approval for 3,4-diaminopyridine (amifampridine phosphate), for the rare autoimmune disease Lambert Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome (LEMS).

Special Diet Cures N.C. Toddler's Brain, Muscle Disease Tue, 5 Jan 2010 05:13:28 GMT (Fox News) wrote:
At his first birthday, John Klor couldn't sit up on his own. A few months later, he was cruising like any healthy toddler thanks to a special diet that's treating the North Carolina boy's mysterious disease.

January 5, 2010 Tue, 5 Jan 2010 01:10:19 GMT (Idaho State Journal) wrote:
Posted: Tuesday, January 5, 2010 1:05 am | Updated: 2:00 am, Tue Jan 5, 2010. At his first birthday, John Klor couldn't sit up on his own. A few months later, he was cruising like any healthy toddler _ thanks to a special diet that's treating the North Carolina boy's mysterious disease.

January 12, 2010 Tue, 5 Jan 2010 01:10:19 GMT (Idaho State Journal) wrote:
Posted: Tuesday, January 5, 2010 6:55 am | Updated: 3:00 pm, Sun Jan 10, 2010. At his first birthday, John Klor couldn't sit up on his own. A few months later, he was cruising like any healthy toddler _ thanks to a special diet that's treating the North Carolina boy's mysterious disease.

Hunting newborn tests for super-rare gene diseases Tue, 5 Jan 2010 00:07:21 GMT (AP via Yahoo! News) wrote:
At his first birthday, John Klor couldn't sit up on his own. A few months later, he was cruising like any healthy toddler — thanks to a special diet that's treating the North Carolina boy's mysterious disease.

Should baby screenings include more rare gene diseases? Mon, 4 Jan 2010 17:46:00 GMT (USA Today) wrote:
There's a growing movement to add some of the rarest of rare illnesses with such names as bubble-boy disease, Pompe disease, Krabbe disease to the battery of screenings given to U.S. newborns hours after birth.

January 4, 2010 Mon, 4 Jan 2010 14:26:06 GMT (Idaho State Journal) wrote:
At his first birthday, John Klor couldn't sit up on his own. A few months later, he was cruising like any healthy toddler _ thanks to a special diet that's treating the North Carolina boy's mysterious disease.

Tests Sought for Rare Diseases in Newborns Mon, 4 Jan 2010 14:06:42 GMT (CBS News) wrote:
Researchers Want to Add Bevy of Rare Genetic Diseases - Many Treatable - to Standard Screenings of Newbornsin Newborns

CLSI and APHL Announce January-June 2010 Teleconferences Tue, 29 Dec 2009 12:29:00 GMT (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance) wrote:
WAYNE, Pa.----Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute and Association of Public Health Laboratories recently announced the January–June 2010 schedule of educational teleconferences for clinical, public health, and veterinary laboratories.

Program is beacon for hearing-impaired kids Mon, 28 Dec 2009 03:35:54 GMT (The Wichita Eagle) wrote:
The day Skyler Petersen was born, her parents learned she might be deaf. “She failed the

Consent issues nix blood samples Wed, 23 Dec 2009 09:42:11 GMT (The Scientist) wrote:
More than 5 million blood samples used by researchers in Texas since 2002 must be destroyed because they were stored without parental consent

State to destroy blood database Tue, 22 Dec 2009 22:51:03 GMT (The Bryan-College Station Eagle) wrote:
New mom Andrea Beleno learned from a newspaper account that blood samples of her toddler were being stored in College Station without her consent. "I was really quite horrified," the 33-year-old said Tuesday, when it was announced that a settlement h ...

Newborn Blood Samples Stored at A&M Ordered Destroyed Tue, 22 Dec 2009 14:41:36 GMT (KBTX 3 Bryan - College Station) wrote:
AUSTIN (December 22, 2009)--A federal court in San Antonio has ordered Texas health officials to destroy as many as four million blood samples that were taken from newborn babies without parental consent and then stored indefinitely for scientific research.

Texas Ordered To Destroy Blood Samples Taken From Millions Of Newborns Tue, 22 Dec 2009 12:19:45 GMT (KWTX-TV Waco) wrote:
A federal court is ordering Texas to destroy millions of blood samples taken from newborns without parental consent and stored for scientific research.

Newborn DNA samples to be destroyed Tue, 22 Dec 2009 11:44:52 GMT (KXAN 36 Austin) wrote:
The state will destroy all DNA samples taken fro