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Judge Strikes Down ACA Putting Law In Legal Peril — Again

Judge Strikes Down ACA Putting Law In Legal Peril — AgainThe case is not expected to have an immediate effect on coverage for people who buy plans on the federal health law marketplaces because the case is likely to go to the Supreme Court – the third time that the justices will decide the fate of the landmark health law.

Read more: https://khn.org/news/texas-judge-puts-aca-in-legal-peril-again/

Can stem cells help a diseased heart heal itself Researcher achieves important milestone

Scientists have taken an important step toward the goal of making diseased hearts heal themselves -- a new model that would reduce the need for bypass surgery, heart transplants or artificial pumping devices.

Read more: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/12/181214124049.htm

Early physical therapy can reduce risk amount of long-term opioid use study finds

Patients who underwent physical therapy soon after being diagnosed with pain in the shoulder, neck, low back or knee were approximately 7 to 16 percent less likely to use opioids in the subsequent months, according to a new study.

Read more: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/12/181214121814.htm

HIV vaccine protects non-human primates from infection

New research shows that an experimental HIV vaccine strategy works in non-human primates. In the study, rhesus macaque monkeys produced neutralizing antibodies against one strain of HIV that resembles the resilient viral form that most commonly infects people, called a Tier 2 virus.

Read more: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/12/181214121811.htm

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