CDC will train Africa-bound workers; Early cancer detection may lead to overtreatment;

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> Schizophrenia, rather than being a single disease, may be the intersection of eight distinct disorders, according to new research published in the American Journal of Psychiatry. Study abstract

> The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced it will train healthcare workers deployed to Africa in treatment of the Ebola virus. Announcement

> Early detection of cancer may lead to overtreatment, according to the Wall Street Journal. Article

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> Five hotly contested governor races could have a big impact on Medicaid expansion. If the Democrats take Florida, Maine, Kansas, Wisconsin and Georgia, an additional 1.7 million people would likely become eligible for Medicaid coverage. Article

> As the trend toward hospital mergers and acquisitions continues, America's Health Insurance Plans is pushing back against consolidation, saying it jeopardizes insurers' attempts to move toward a value-based reimbursement system, reported Forbes. Article

And Finally… Hungry boa on the loose. Article

 

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