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U.S. Prices For Healthcare Services Far Outpace Peer Nations

January 15, 2020

Via: Forbes
Category: Regulatory

As Democratic presidential candidates debate the state of U.S. healthcare, a common theme is the high cost of the system. Senator Bernie Sanders (I – Vermont), in particular, has made the claim that the U.S. spends twice as much on […]


Immune cells could help kill cancer cells, finds study

January 8, 2020

In a new study, researchers from UCL Cancer Institute have found that a subset of immune cells are capable of killing cancer cells when they are activated. This could lay the foundation stone for effective anti-cancer therapies believe the researchers. […]


Is Location Data The Big Next Health Privacy Threat?

January 3, 2020

With smartphones in the hands of virtually anyone in the U.S. who wants one, they’re part of the background of our lives, quiet, surprisingly powerful assistants that bring much of the modern world into our hands. But as a new […]


Regulatory

Federal Marijuana Policy Hearing Makes Progress

January 16, 2020

Via: Forbes

The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health held a legislative hearing yesterday, entitled, Cannabis Policies for the New Decade, to examine federal cannabis policy, including the implications of rescheduling cannabis to a less restrictive category and the potential of […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Researchers find potential new target for treating drug addiction

January 16, 2020

Via: The Medical News

New University of Minnesota Medical School research discovers a novel potential target for treating drug addiction through “the hidden stars of the brain.” Dopamine is one of the major reward molecules of the brain and contributes to learning, memory and […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Injuries and Deaths Could Rise with Climate Change in the U.S., a New Study Finds

January 15, 2020

Via: Time Health

An estimated 2,135 additional people could die every year in the United States as a result of climate change-related injuries like assaults, drownings and falls, if temperatures rise 2°C over current long-term averages, according to findings published in Nature Medicine […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Survey finds US adults see vaccines as less important than they did in 2001

January 15, 2020

Via: The Medical News

2015 measles outbreak damages support for vaccines While medical professionals conclusively agree that vaccines are essential for preventing serious diseases, a new survey has uncovered that parents do not share this perspective, particularly parents of younger children. A survey conducted […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Reducing The Annual Rate Of Suicide In The US By 20% By 2025

January 14, 2020

Via: Forbes

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) has a bold new plan for reducing the annual rate of suicide in the U.S. by 20% by 2025. AFSP’s Project 2025 is using the “top minds in the mental healthcare field coupled […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Study: Only 25% of Medicare patients participate in cardiac rehabilitation

January 14, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Too few people covered by Medicare participated in outpatient cardiac rehabilitation after a heart attack or acute heart event or surgery, particularly women, the elderly and non-white patients, according to new research published today in the American Heart Association’s journal […]


Regulatory

Loopholes limit new California law to guard against lofty air ambulance bills

January 14, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Kathleen Hoechlin lost control as she crested a small jump on her final ski run of the day at California’s Mammoth Mountain two years ago. She landed hard on her back, crushing one of the vertebra in her lower spine […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Delaying Knee Surgery has a Detrimental Impact on Health, a New Study Finds

January 14, 2020

Via: The Medical News

People putting off knee surgery suffer severe symptoms Researchers at Northwestern University recruited over 8,000 people with knee osteoarthritis, or at risk of suffering from it, to participate in a study taking place over eight years. Throughout the study, a […]