Cancer Treatment Centers of America lays off 350 employees; Scientists discover way to track spread of superbugs across Europe;

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> Cancer Treatment Centers of America laid off about 350 employees nationwide, about 6 percent of its total workforce, the Chicago Tribune reports. Article

> Scientists at the UK-based Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute discovered that they can track MRSA and other antibiotic-resistant superbugs across Europe by combining an online system with whole-genome sequencing. Announcement

> Dennis Miller, the CEO of Somerset Medical Center in Somerville, New Jersey, took a winding, often hard path to the healthcare industry, according to an article in the Epoch Times. Article

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> A study published in the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics found that low-income households can expect more than twice the costs of other families to combat food allergies. Article

> Expanding healthcare price transparency didn't prompt lower outpatient spending, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Article

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