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Using Bacteria to Fight Drug Resistant Diseases

7-28-15
Researchers have found ways to use bacteria to help combat drug resistant diseases like plague and lung infections.
Merck is paying $95 million in cash for cCAM Biotherapeutics. - (NJBIZ FILE PHOTO)

Merck buys Israeli biopharma firm for $95M

7-28-15
Kenilworth-based Merck has announced it's buying cCAM Biotherapeutics for $95 million in cash.
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Bill Would Allow ‘Medical Parole’ for Inmates with Incapacitating Illnesses

7-28-15
The legislation’s sponsor estimates the program could save the state $5 million to $9 million annually.
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NJ Home-Health Agencies Rank High in First-Time Federal Ratings

7-27-15
While consumers get valuable help in making health care choices, industry representatives say other criteria should be taken into account.
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Keeping Pets Safe This Summer

7-24-15
Veterinarians say parasites are a big problem for animals in the summer. Keeping cool is also very important for pets.
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Experimental Drug May Slow Alzheimer’s Progression

7-23-15
Scientists with Eli Lilly found a medication has promising results by slowing cognitive decline for early stage Alzheimer's patients.
A hormone deficiency in the brain may be a reason why we eat even if we're not hungry.

Overeating Caused By Hormone Deficiency in Brain?

7-23-15
New Rutgers study finds absence of peptide linked to preference for fatty food and eating for pleasure rather than hunger.
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Concussion Rate High for Teen Girl Athletes

7-22-15
Teenage girls have twice the rate of concussions as their male counterparts. Doctors say the severity is also quite significant.
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Report Shows Child Poverty Up in New Jersey

7-21-15
The 2015 KIDS COUNT report has found a 13 percent increase in New Jersey children living in poverty.
Hackensack University Medical Center was the top hospital on the New Jersey list. - (NJBIZ FILE PHOTO)

Hackensack edges Morristown for state’s top hospital in prestigious U.S. News rankings

7-21-15
Hackensack University Medical Center was named the top New Jersey hospital by U.S. News & World Report.