British pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline announced the sale of its Asian health drinks unit at the same time as acquiring US cancer treatment firm Tesaro in multibillion-euro deals British pharmaceutical group GlaxoSmithKline announced two multi-billion-dollar deals Monday—the sale of its Asian health drinks unit to Anglo-Dutch food giant Unilever and the purchase of US cancer specialist […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Although generally true, it’s not enough for health-care professionals to simply advise patients to “exercise more and eat better,” especially for people dealing with the physical, mental and emotional challenges of a chronic disease like HIV/AIDs. Instead, a better approach is to ask what exercises—and in what amount—and what specific diet […]Continue Reading ...
[khn_slabs slabs=”898461″] Your wonderfully entertaining compiler of “The Friday Breeze,” Brianna Labuskes, is off today, so I’m jumping in to keep you abreast of this week’s vital health care news. Here’s what I found most fascinating, some of it far away from the headlines. Let’s dive into my “Department of Health Studies,” where I found […]Continue Reading ...
Men released from prison who receive social, community and spiritual support have better mental health, according to a study by researchers at Rutgers School of Public Health. The study, published in the International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, found that former offenders, particularly those of color, who had access to and used social […]Continue Reading ...
The U.S. government claimed that ditching paper medical charts for electronic records would make health care better, safer and cheaper. Ten years and $36 billion later, the digital revolution has gone awry. A KHN and Fortune investigation found: Patient harm: Electronic health records have created a host of risks to patient safety. Alarming reports of deaths, […]Continue Reading ...
Surprise medical bills — when patients receive an unexpected bill from a health provider not in their insurance network — are among the few problems in health care just about everyone wants to solve. But it turns out that no one in the health industry wants to take responsibility for paying those bills. That could […]Continue Reading ...
Patients’ voices are ignored all too often in osteoporosis clinical practice guidelines, say researchers, who reviewed 70 English-language guidelines around the world and found less than 40 percent included any mention of patients’ beliefs, values or preferences (BVPs). Clinical practice guidelines are designed to help health-care professionals achieve the best possible outcomes for their patients […]Continue Reading ...
When I set out to write an article about Stanford’s global health track for residents within the Department of Medicine for the latest issue of Stanford Medicine magazine, it was an embarrassment of riches — too many interesting physician-scientists working on too many fascinating projects to fit onto a single page of the magazine. I […]Continue Reading ...
States. They’re just as perplexed as the rest of us over the ever-rising cost of health care premiums. Now some states are moving to control costs of state employee health plans. And it’s triggering alarm from the hospital industry. The strategy: Use Medicare reimbursement rates to recalibrate how they pay hospitals. If the gamble pays […]Continue Reading ...
We all know that turning off lights and buying energy-efficient appliances affects our financial bottom line. Now, according to a new study by University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers, we know that saving energy also saves lives and even more money for consumers by alleviating the costs of adverse health effects attributed to air pollution. Writing this […]Continue Reading ...
A study that examined older Americans’ well-being before and after medical marijuana laws were passed in their state found reductions in reported pain and increased hours worked. The study, co-written by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Temple University, suggests medical marijuana laws could be improving older Americans’ health. The paper […]Continue Reading ...
Past experiments have shown that wheat, rice, barley, and other related crops end up with less iron and zinc in them if they are grown in environments with high levels of carbon dioxide. So, if we put more carbon dioxide in our atmosphere, that’s likely to might make our crops have less of these important […]Continue Reading ...
Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb on Wednesday called for tighter scrutiny of electronic health records systems, which have prompted thousands of reports of patient injuries and other safety problems over the past decade. “What we really need is a much more tailored approach, so that we have appropriate oversight of EHRs when they’re […]Continue Reading ...
Mar 21 2019 Healthy food prescriptions through Medicare and Medicaid could generate substantial health gains and be highly cost-effective, according to a study published March 19 in the open-access journal PLOS Medicine by Yujin Lee and Dariush Mozaffarian of the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, Massachusetts, United States and colleagues. […]Continue Reading ...
Children born to women pregnant during the Dutch famine were more likely to have a constellation of health problems including cardiovascular disease and asthma, but the exact mechanisms that cause this epigenetic inheritance have not been fully explored. Now researchers at Jefferson show how a mother’s diet can affect epigenetic markers of her offspring and […]Continue Reading ...
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- Special Collection tracks development of new diagnostic tests for tuberculosis
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