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First Edition: August 12, 2019

Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations. Kaiser Health News: To Save Money, American Patients And Surgeons Meet In Cancun Donna Ferguson awoke in the resort city of Cancun before sunrise on a sweltering Saturday in July. She wasn’t headed to the beach. Instead, she walked down a short hallway from her Sheraton… Read More »

Study sees limited risk in taking ondansetron during first trimester of pregnancy

Ondansetron (Zofran) is commonly and increasingly prescribed during pregnancy to relieve nausea. In 2014, an estimated 22 percent of pregnant women in the U.S. used the drug at some point during their pregnancy. Despite its prevalence, data on the safety of the drug and any effects on the developing fetus have been limited, with small-scale… Read More »

University of Rwanda graduates first class of dentists, thanks in part to Harvard

In the fall of 2013, the new school welcomed its inaugural class into the five-year dental surgery degree program. The students spent their first two years of training with their medical school classmates at the University of Rwanda’s School of Medicine in Huye before beginning dental training in the capital city of Kigali. They were… Read More »

PepsiCo Picks Startups With A Health Halo For First US Nutrition Greenhouse

PepsiCo picked health-and-wellness-focused brands for its first U.S. Nutrition Greenhouse.Credit: PepsiCo PepsiCo announced last week that it will acquire U.K.-based snack maker Pipers Crisps, the latest in a series of acquisitions that are a key part of the company’s growth strategy. The brand makes familiar crisps, but its newest products, Pipers Crispeas, are high-protein, high-fiber,… Read More »