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January 21. The birthday of Konrad Bloch (born in 1912), Nobel Prize laureate in medicine in 1964 with Feodor Lynen for their discoveries concerning the mechanism and regulation of the cholesterol and fatty acid.
January 26. The birthday of Hans Hugo Bruno Selye (born in 1907), who was nominated for the Nobel Prize 10 times. He is the founder of the stress concept, including the adaptation syndrome and stress reactions.
Februry 4.  World Cancer Day.
Februry 6.  The birthday of William Murphy (born in 1892), Nobel Prize laureate in medicine in 1934 with George Minot and George Whipple for discoveries concerning liver therapy in cases of anemia.

MEDICAL NEWS
 •  The 2017 report "Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease" is issued.

 •  The World Health Organization published "World health statistics 2016: monitoring health for the sustainable development goals".

 •  The United States Renal Data System 2016 Annual Data Report is available in two volumes. Read more...

 •  The American Diabetes Association's "Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes" is intended to provide clinicians, patients, researchers, payers, and other interested individuals with the components of diabetes care, general treatment goals, and tools to evaluate the quality of care.

 •  The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association published new scientific statement for healthcare professionals "Poststroke Depression" and "Prevention of Stroke in Patients With Silent Cerebrovascular Disease".

 •  FDA expands indication for continuous glucose monitoring system, first to replace fingerstick testing for diabetes treatment decisions. Read more...

 •  The Food and Drug Administration approved a few drugs in 2016. Read more...

 •  The latest update Maastricht V/Florence consensus report provides information on H. pylori and new treatment recommendations. Read more...