Walgreens’ Take Care clinics, which are retail clinics that treat patients for conditions like sore throats and minor injuries, will expand to offer customers help in managing chronic diseases like asthma and diabetes.
IBM and Novartis announced the NCD Challenge, a competition among a number of the world’s leading universities designed to tap the inventiveness of students to find new ways to address the rise of non-communicable diseases in both developing and developed countries.
Researchers have found a gene variant unique to Blacks that may explain why there is a disproportionate amount of asthma sufferers in those of African descent. The gene, known as PYHIN1, is rarely found in Caucasians or Latinos.Read more about the new finding here.
Researchers found that doctors prescribe roughly 1 million unnecessary antibiotics to U.S. kids with asthma each year, potentially encouraging the spread of “superbug” infections that are resistant to even the most powerful drugs. Read here