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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), the charitable project headed by Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and his associate Priscilla Chan, today announces the start of its Neurodegeneration Challenge Net. It will bring together researchers from different areas of bio-medical research as well as computer biology and medical doctors to better understanding the root causes of ND.
"Neurological illnesses, such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Huntington's and ALS, are a category of illnesses that afflict tens of thousands of people around the world," says Katja Brose, Science Officer of the CZI Science Program, "the CZI Neurodegeneration Challenge Network is now trying to close these loopholes by creating a collaboration based networking platform focusing on NET. For more information about the CZI website, please visit the CZI website.
Today Ipsen announces that the European Commission has authorised Cabometyx (Cabozantinib) 20, 40, 60 mg as single agent for the treatment of HCC in adult patients previously receiving treatment withsorafenib. As a result of this authorisation, Cabometyx can be marketed for this therapeutic area in all 28 member states of the European Union, Norway and Iceland.
Adiposity in children continues to be a major problem of common healthcare in the EU. Estimates in the EU say that 1 in 3 11 years is either overexposed or adipose. Over 7% of the EU healthcare budgets are devoted to obesity-related illnesses. In order to tackle this worrying problem, the EU has announced a six-year action plan to combat child obesity (2014-2020).
Its aim is to demonstrate a common engagement of EU Member States, identify priorities for action and monitor common achievements. You can find more information about the action plans and the conference under Public Policy Exchange.
Australia's Healthcare Understanding - Australia Unity
What is the Australia healthcare system like? Australia's healthcare system is divided into two parts: Australia's Medicare system provides free or subsidized medical services to Australians. It is the non-governmental system consisting of privately owned clinics and privately owned medical insurance companies (e.g. Australia Unity).
There may also be things such as emergency medical care and some or all of the cost of healthcare, which may include dentistry, surgery, chiropractic, spectacles and contacts. How much does my personal healthcare plan pay? Supplementary personal coverage gives you back your funds for healthcare provided by healthcare professionals. So for example, personal insurances can do things like:
Your coverage level will depend on the nature of the policies you choose and the benefits they contain. There may be delays when taking out privately held medical insurances. This means that you must keep your coverage for a certain period of your life before you can begin using some articles.
Unless you are an Aussie national or a regular Australian national, your visas may stipulate that you have adequate medical coverage. If your visas do not include medical coverage, it is still a good option. What is the reason for taking out medical cover? Australia's healthcare system can be very costly.
Thus, for example, visits to hospitals can costs more than 2000 US dollars per overnight stay. Personal medical coverage can give you the liberty to decide who you want to see and where you will be receiving treatment. In general, the more you cover for your medical expenses, the more things are insured and the more you can reclaim.
It is important to remember that even if you are insured under a reciprocal healthcare agreement, you may still need to take out medical coverage to meet your visas. In addition, the RCHA is not intended to substitute personal medical coverage. Thus, for example, treatment in privately owned clinics, rescue operations and ancillary care such as dentistry and optics are not included.
On the Department of Human Services website you can find out whether you are insured under an RHCA and, if so, what you have.