CMS SEEKS TO PROD INSURERS TO NEGOTIATE LOWER DRUG PRICES

CMS' Seema Verma proposed a voluntary test to address what she calls "perverse incentives" in Part D. The model will ask insurers to...

MORE FEMALE LEADERSHIP IN MEDICINE HELPS EVERYONE

A new study shows a lack of female leadership in medical societies, highlighting a greater problem in medicine overall. Medscape Pediatrics

 
 
 

ADHD AND AGE: CAN A MONTH REALLY MATTER?

Do children born in August really have higher rates of ADHD? Medscape Pediatrics

NEW CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR TAKES HEALTHCARE REFORM BY THE HORNS

He proposes changes in state policy to approach universal coverage and asks Congress and Trump for waivers to move toward single-payer...

 
 
 

BLISTERS NOT REQUIRED TO DIAGNOSE PEMPHIGOID

The presence of blisters is not required to make the diagnosis of pemphigoid, according to a new study of this common cutaneous autoimmune...

MESH COMPLICATIONS LINKED TO GREATER DEPRESSION, SELF-HARM RISK

Women who suffer from transvaginal mesh complications are at increased risk of new-onset depression and self-harm, according to new...

 
 
 

HIRE A 'BURNOUT' OFFICER TO HELP PHYSICIANS: REPORT

A new report calls for all major healthcare organizations to have an executive-level chief wellness officer tasked with reducing physician...

PARKINSON'S SUBTYPES PREDICT PROGNOSIS

Different subtypes of Parkinson's disease have been proposed that accurately predict prognosis, disability, and survival and may eventually...

 
 
 

ST. LUKE'S REPLACES PRESIDENT, OTHER LEADERS AFTER SERIES OF CARE LAPSES

Ouster comes 5 months after the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services terminated federal funding for heart transplants at the...

NEW SCCT GUIDELINES REFLECT EXPANDING ROLE FOR CT IN TAVR

It features nuts-and-bolts recommendations, including those for specific scanners, but also thorny issues like leaflet thrombosis and...

 
 
 

HAITIAN WOMEN STRUGGLE TO GET HELP FOR CHILDREN FATHERED BY U.N. TROOPS

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MISDIAGNOSIS OF PENICILLIN ALLERGY COMMON

Most patients who report having a penicillin allergy are not really allergic to the antibiotic, and they may be missing out on the...

 
 
 

INTERSEX PEOPLE SHOULD NOT LIVE IN 'FEAR OF HUMILIATION' - UK MINISTER

Reuters Health Information

JUNK FOOD ADS DISPROPORTIONATELY TARGET BLACK AND HISPANIC KIDS - REPORT

Television advertising in the U.S. for candy, fast food, sugary drinks and other unhealthy treats continues to target mostly black...

 
 
 

SCHIZOPHRENIA: GENETIC MUTATION ALTERS TEEN BRAIN, RAISES RISK

Schizophrenia may be caused by a genetic mutation in the SLC39A8 gene that leads to a structural abnormality in the brain during adolescence,...

HYPERGLYCEMIA TIED TO HIGHER FRACTURE RISK IN ELDERLY JAPANESE MEN

Community-dwelling elderly men with hyperglycemia are at elevated risk of osteoporotic fracture, according to Japanese researchers. Reuters...

 
 
 

JAPAN TOBACCO RATCHETS UP SMOKELESS WAR WITH NEW PRODUCTS

Japan Tobacco Inc on Thursday unveiled two "heat-not-burn" products, as it races against market leader Philip Morris International...

INVEST IN HEALTH FOR GLOBAL SECURITY AND GROWTH, GATES URGES DONORS

Donating billions of dollars to global funds that fight poverty and disease is one of the best investments governments can make to...

 
 
 

CLINICIANS WALK 'FINE LINE' WITH IMMIGRANT PATIENTS

Some immigrants worried about green card status are skipping medical appointments out of fear stoked by proposed 'public charge' rule,...

NCCN GUIDELINES DOWNLOADED 10 MILLION TIMES IN 2018

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology were downloaded 10 million times in 2018, which...

 
 
 



Day 100: Turn The Page

Day 100: Turn The Page

Hi friends - I'm officially on Day 100 of my 100 Day Project of posting a blog every single day. It feels kind of surreal that it's actually Day 100, and it's really crazy to... Read more ...

Can Negative Ions Improve Your Mood?

Can Negative Ions Improve Your Mood?

Hola chiquitas and chiquitos and chiquites... I'm a tiny bit thrown off right now because I thought I was on Day 100 of my 100 Days of Blogging, but I'm actually only on Day... Read more ...

The most powerful and effective home remedies you can use instead of ibuprofen

The most powerful and effective home remedies you can use instead of ibuprofen

Ibuprofen is a type of a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug that is often used to relieve pain, fever, and inflammation related to a wide range of health conditions. Some... Read more ...

It's part of how society works: Study finds children and chimpanzees WANT...

It's part of how society works: Study finds children and chimpanzees WANT justified punishments for antisocial people - does this explain our polarized politics?

A fascinating new study has shed light on one aspect of human behavior that doesn't tend to get a lot of attention, and that is the delight that some people take in seeing... Read more ...

Social Behaviors Could Be Influenced By Cerebellum Activity: Study

Social Behaviors Could Be Influenced By Cerebellum Activity: Study

A direct connection between the cerebellum and an area of the brain involved in controlling reward and motivational behaviors have been found in this study. This area is... Read more ...

Survey Studying Social Influences in People Attending A E

Survey Studying Social Influences in People Attending A E

A survey of 20 disadvantaged neighborhoods across North West UK revealed social influences behind people attending their local Accident Emergency departments. Read more ...

New Tools for Cancer Diagnosis Created

New Tools for Cancer Diagnosis Created

Fluorophores will help track whether a body has absorbed medications, said researchers. Read more ...

Renewable Source of Cancer-fighting T Cells Created

Renewable Source of Cancer-fighting T Cells Created

The technique uses structures called artificial thymic organoids, which work by mimicking the environment of the thymus, the organ in which T cells develop from blood stem cells. Read more ...

BREAKTHROUGH: Vitamin D supplements taken during pregnancy found to prevent...

BREAKTHROUGH: Vitamin D supplements taken during pregnancy found to prevent autism in children

Taking vitamin D supplements during pregnancy can prevent the onset of autism spectrum disorder in children, a recent animal study showed. Researchers at the University of... Read more ...

Climbing Stairs at Short Intervals Throughout the Day Can Boost Your Health

Climbing Stairs at Short Intervals Throughout the Day Can Boost Your Health

Short bouts of stair climbing throughout the day can improve your health and fitness, reveals a new study. Read more ...