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Are Modern Wheat Varieties Innocent Amid Rising Allergy Levels? – Technology Networks

In recent years, the number of people affected by coeliac disease, wheat allergy or gluten or wheat sensitivity has risen sharply. But why is this the case? Could it be that modern wheat varieties contain more immunoreactive protein than in the past? Results from a study by the Leibniz-Institute for Food Systems Biology at the… Read More »

Rising mental health concerns in the coronavirus era

This is part of our Coronavirus Update series in which Harvard specialists in epidemiology, infectious disease, economics, politics, and other disciplines offer insights into what the latest developments in the COVID-19 outbreak may bring. Since mid-March, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health has hosted a weekly online forum on mental health topics. At… Read More »

Profits drive rising prices for MS drugs, say industry executives

U.S. Medicare patients with multiple sclerosis often pay, on average, nearly $ 7,000 out of pocket to treat their condition each year. And even though drug companies have provided no new treatment breakthroughs, the price of these disease-modifying medications has been rising by 10 to 15% each year for the past decade. To find out… Read More »

Use of e-prescribing for controlled substances is low, but rising

While the usage rate of electronic prescribing for controlled substances by clinicians is low, adoption of the technology is growing, according to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT. A new ONC data brief, based on results from the 2017 National Electronic Health Records Survey, reveals that 32 percent of office-based physicians that… Read More »