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OPKO Health Enrolls First Patient in Phase 2b Study of OPK88003 to Treat Type 2 Diabetes

2018-03-23 globenewswire
MIAMI, March 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OPKO Health, Inc. (NASDAQ:OPK) has enrolled the first patient in a Phase 2b dose escalation trial of OPK88003, a once-weekly oxyntomodulin therapy containing dual agonist activity towards GLP-1 and Glucagon receptors, to treat type 2 diabetes and obesity. Based on preclinical and Phase 2 data, the use of once-weekly dual agonists, such as OPK88003, could more effectively improve glucose control, increase weight loss and improve the lipid profile in type 2 diabetics compared to the current GLP—1 therapies on the market.
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The times when you should absolutely use a travel agent - MarketWatch

2018-02-16 marketwatch
Whether you’re new to travel or you’ve already checked off a few destinations from your bucket list, you may be missing out on perks or deals if you’re not considering a travel agent.
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Lost UBC 'sailbot' found off coast of Florida over a year later

The self-guided autonomous sailboat Ada, designed by students at UBC, is shown after it was recovered by the crew of the 'Neil Armstrong' research vessel off Florida on Dec. 1, 2017. (ADEON / University of New Hampshire)
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Shut out: Lack of sign language at concerts frustrates deaf Canadians

Gaitrie Persaud didn't think she could go see Jay Z perform in Toronto next week — not because she's deaf but because she didn't know if the venue would provide the sign language interpreter she requires. 
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Healthy Food, Exercise and Apple Cider Vinegar May Help Prevent Looming Diabetes Epidemic

2017-09-27 prnewswire
SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Sept. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- "More than one-fourth of all Americans may have dangerously high blood sugar levels and do not know it," says international health pioneer, Dr. Patricia Bragg, CEO of Bragg Live Food Products. ( "This often leads to type 2 diabetes, but there are simple things everyone can do right now to get healthy again!"
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ProfNet Experts Available on North Korea, ADA Laws, More

2017-09-20 prnewswire
NEW YORK, Sept. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Below are experts from the ProfNet network who are available to discuss timely issues in your coverage area.
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ProfNet Experts Available on Climate Change Business Risks, Workplace Attitude, More

2017-09-18 prnewswire
NEW YORK, Sept. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Below are experts from the ProfNet network who are available to discuss timely issues in your coverage area.
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New Blood Glucose Monitoring System Launched By ARKRAY USA

2017-08-09 devicespace
MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- ARKRAY USA, Inc., a leader in diabetes care products, announced today the launch of the GLUCOCARD Shine XL blood glucose monitoring system (BGMS). Highly accurate with a large LED screen, the GLUCOCARD Shine XL BGMS offers an ergonomic designed meter to provide a secure grip during testing. The large screen is intended to facilitate quick and easy viewing of blood glucose test results.
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ARKRAY USA Launches New Diabetes Management Systems for Healthcare Providers and Consumers

2017-08-04 prnewswire
MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- ARKRAY USA, Inc., a leader in diabetes care products, announced today the launch of the ARK Care® Advance real-time diabetes management system and the ARK Care® Vita mobile app. Both systems are designed to help people with diabetes, and the healthcare professionals that care for them, have real-time access to blood glucose readings using an easy-to-use tool for monitoring and managing the disease.
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Dental lobby bares teeth on care laws

2017-07-02 mercurynews
AUGUSTA, Maine – Little in politics has surprised Richard Malaby as much as the power of dentists.
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U.S. judge allows first transgender person to sue under disability law

2017-05-19 reuters
A U.S. judge ruled on Thursday that a transgender woman could move forward with a sex discrimination lawsuit against her employer under the Americans with Disabilities Act, even though the ADA explicitly excludes transgender people from protection.
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'Predatory' health insurers put the bite on dentists

Australian health insurance firms have been accused of anti-competitive conduct, as they expand their reach to also become major healthcare providers.
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Dentist in Amber Athwal case denies any wrongdoing

An Edmonton dentist named in a $26.5-million lawsuit filed by the family of a young girl who stopped breathing during an office visit says if he is found negligent, the girl's parents should share the blame.
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Hearing set for Edmonton dentist in Amber Athwal case

A hearing has been set for Dr. William Mather, the Edmonton dentist charged with unprofessional conduct after administering a general anesthetic to a four-year-old patient who suffered a permanent brain injury.
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ADA Commends Environmental Protection Agency for Adhering to High Standards of Science in Rejecting Anti-Fluoridation Group's Request

2017-02-27 prnewswire
WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Dental Association (ADA) commends the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its scientifically sound decision today to deny a request to ban community water fluoridation.  Hundreds of communities across the country optimally fluoridate their water supplies, providing an estimated 211 million people with increased protection from dental disease.
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