Monthly Archive:: May 2017

Videos of the NHS England Board meeting – 25 May 2017

Reading Time: 1 minutesThe NHS England Board meeting was broadcast live on 25 May as part of our commitment to make information as accessible as possible. You can now view recordings of each agenda item below:

NHS publishes information to support people affected by the terror attack in Manchester

Reading Time: 1 minutesAfter the initial shock of the terrible events in Manchester, NHS England advises on immediate and longer-term care and support for the children and adults affected by the attack. Since Monday 22 May, a wealth of information has been made available – the purpose of this

Johns Hopkins and Eisai Extend Drug Discovery Collaboration with New Licensing Agreement

Reading Time: 1 minutesThe Johns Hopkins University and Eisai Inc., the U.S. pharmaceutical subsidiary of Tokyo, Japan-based Eisai Co., Ltd., announced today that they have extended their drug discovery collaboration through an exclusive licensing agreement.

Emergency Room Patients Routinely Overcharged, Study Finds

Reading Time: 1 minutesAn analysis of billing records for more than 12,000 emergency medicine doctors across the United States shows that charges varied widely, but that on average, adult patients are charged 340 percent more than what Medicare pays for services ranging from suturing a wound to interpreting a

Reservoirs of Latent HIV Can Grow Despite Effective Therapy, Study Shows

Reading Time: 1 minutesResearchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine report new evidence that immune cells infected with a latent form of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are able to proliferate, replenishing the reservoir of virus that is resistant to antiretroviral drug therapy.

NHS England Board meeting – 25 May 2017

Reading Time: 1 minutesThe next NHS England Board meeting will take place on 25 May 2017 from approximately 10.45am at Skipton House, 80 London Road, London, SE1 6LH. If you would like to attend, please register your interest by emailing england.boardattendance@nhs.net and let us know if you have any specific requirements. Please

Media Advisory: Experts Available to Discuss Historic Cancer Drug Approval

Reading Time: 1 minutesToday, for the first time, a drug has been FDA-approved for cancer based on disease genetics rather than type. Developed from 30 years of basic research at Johns Hopkins and its Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute, pembroluzimab now can be used for colon, pancreatic, stomach, ovarian and other cancers

Johns Hopkins Study Shows One of the Deadliest Hospital-Acquired Infections Is Preventable

Reading Time: 1 minutesIn a recent paper published online in the journal Critical Care Medicine, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute of Patient Safety and Quality led a study that demonstrated that health care providers can take steps to curb ventilator-associated events.

Media Advisory: Alan Alda to Give Lecture on the Importance of Clear Science Communication at Johns Hopkins

Reading Time: 1 minutesYou might remember him as Hawkeye Pierce on “M*A*S*H,” as Senator Vinick on “The West Wing,” or as the host of PBS’ “Scientific American Frontiers” for more than a decade. This Friday, Alan Alda will be visiting Johns Hopkins to share his thoughts on the importance

How the Injured Brain Tells the Body It’s Hurt

Reading Time: 1 minutesJohns Hopkins researchers say they have identified a new way that cells in the brain alert the rest of the body to recruit immune cells when the brain is injured. The work was completed in mouse models that mimic infection, stroke or trauma in humans.