Health Care Buzz Today

June 1, 2011
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Unicef Reveals Vaccine Prices. Unicef, one of the world’s largest vaccine buyers, is now publishing the prices it pays individual companies for immunizations. Public health officials hope the move will boost competition and drive down prices for all vaccine buyers.

Unicef Reveals Vaccine Prices. Unicef, one of the world’s largest vaccine buyers, is now publishing the prices it pays individual companies for immunizations. Public health officials hope the move will boost competition and drive down prices for all vaccine buyers.

ibmwatson Health Care Buzz TodayWill Doctors Heed IBM’s Watson? History Indicates Otherwise. IBM’s supercomputer is being groomed to advise doctors about diagnoses and treatments. But there’s no guarantee physicians will heed its advice, even if it delivers more accurate answers faster than other decision support tools.

Facebook to Pharma: Comments Allowed. The social networking site has told pharmaceutical companies that as of August 15, they will no longer be able to disable the comment feature on their Facebook pages.

Scientists Find an ‘Ultra-Bad Cholesterol’. Ultra-bad cholesterol is more likely than LDL (bad) cholesterol to attach to arterial walls and form plaques. It is more prevalent in the elderly and those with type 2 diabetes.

App Helps Diagnose Concussions in Youth Sports. When a child suffers a potential concussion while playing a sport, parents and coaches can find out what to do from an app on their iOS and Android devices.