Opioid-related deaths nationwide jumped fourfold in the last two decades, and the epidemic has made major inroads in the Eastern states, according to a new study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine, Harvard University and the University of Toronto. “Although opioid-related mortality has been stereotyped as a rural, low-income phenomenon concentrated among […]Continue Reading ...
In a growing number of states, patients who get opioids for serious pain may leave their doctors’ offices with a second prescription — for naloxone, a drug that can save their lives if they overdose on the powerful painkillers. New state laws and regulations in California, Virginia, Arizona, Ohio, Washington, Vermont and Rhode Island require […]Continue Reading ...
FRIDAY, Jan. 18, 2019 — U.S. states with more physicians and a larger percentage of non-Hispanic whites have worse melanoma survival, according to a study published online Jan. 16 in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. Zachary H. Hopkins, M.D., from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, and colleagues examined possible […]Continue Reading ...
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. While the number of cases diagnosed is on the rise, the overall survival rate has improved, but survival is uneven across the country. Researchers at University of Utah Health conducted a state-by-state analysis to understand the geographic disparities for patients diagnosed with melanoma. The […]Continue Reading ...
A new study looking at the share of cancers related to obesity finds an at least 1.5-fold difference between states with the highest and lowest proportions. The proportion of cancer cases that could be attributable to excess body weight ranged from a high of 8.3% in the District of Columbia to a low of 5.9% […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 19, 2018 — People in cars aren’t the only ones who benefit from distracted driving laws: Research shows drops in motorcyclist deaths after such legislation is passed. In the new study, researchers analyzed 2005-2015 data from across the United States and found that motorcyclist death rates in states with moderate to strong bans […]Continue Reading ...
On his first day in office, as part of his mission to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, President Donald Trump signed an order promising to give states flexibility “to create a more free and open healthcare market.” The administration on Thursday released an official set of examples to help states flex these powers. It is […]Continue Reading ...
The number of low-income women enrolled in Medicaid before becoming pregnant rose substantially in states that expanded Medicaid eligibility through the Affordable Care Act, according to researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. The results are published online in the journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. “This study suggests that the ACA Medicaid expansion […]Continue Reading ...
Adolescents and young adults living in states with more liberal policies reported higher average rates of past-year cannabis use than those in states with more conservative policies, according to a new study conducted at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. However, the rates of cannabis use disorder–abuse or dependence on the drug–were significantly lower […]Continue Reading ...
THURSDAY, Jan. 17, 2019 — Medicaid expansion was associated with a reduced risk for uninsurance among acute myocardial infarction (AMI) patients, according to a study published online Jan. 16 in JAMA Cardiology. Rishi K. Wadhera, M.D., from Harvard Medical School in Boston, and colleagues conducted a retrospective cohort study to examine whether rates of uninsurance, […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 26, 2018 — States in the West and in Appalachia have a higher prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection than other states, according to a study published online Dec. 21 in JAMA Network Open. Eli S. Rosenberg, Ph.D., from the State University of New York in Rensselaer, and colleagues estimated the prevalence […]Continue Reading ...
Bottom Line: Hepatitis C virus infection is a major cause of illness and death in the United States and injection drug use is likely fueling many new cases. This study, which used survey and vital statistics data, suggests about 1 percent of adults (0.93 percent) were living with hepatitis C from 2013 to 2016, and […]Continue Reading ...
FRIDAY, Nov. 30, 2018 — There’s a good chance that some cases of the mysterious polio-like illness seen recently in U.S. children may have been misdiagnosed, a new study reports. Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), which causes potentially life-threatening paralysis and primarily strikes children, has been recurring in the United States in every-other-year waves since 2014. […]Continue Reading ...
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has warned about the spread of tick borne diseases across the United States in its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report that was released this week. The report warns the general public about the threats posed by the Asian longhorned tick (Haemaphysalis longicornis) that has been spreading across […]Continue Reading ...
Medicaid — which has been a political football between Washington and state capitols during the past decade — scored big in Tuesday’s election. Following the vote, nearly 500,000 uninsured adults in five states are poised to gain Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act, advocates estimate. Three deep-red states passed ballot measures expanding their programs […]Continue Reading ...
- FDA Adds Boxed Warning for Increased Risk of Death with Gout Medicine Uloric (febuxostat)
- Phone-based intervention aids rheumatoid arthritis care
- Opioid epidemic makes eastern inroads and targets African-Americans
- New identified biomarker predicts patients who might benefit from HER2-targeted agents
- Study offers new insights into mechanisms of changes in erythrocytes under stress
- Antipsychotic polypharmacy may be beneficial for schizophrenia patients
- Patients with diabetes mellitus have high risk of stable ischemic heart disease
- Transparency on healthcare prices played key role in Arizona health system’s turnaround
- A comprehensive, multinational review of peppers around the world
- Study finds modest decrease in burnout among physicians
- A simple change can drastically reduce unnecessary tests for urinary tract infections
- Deep Learning-Enhanced Device Detects Diabetic Retinopathy
- Researchers discover new binding partner for amyloid precursor protein
- Modest decrease seen in burnout among physicians, researchers say | News Center
- Transplanting bone marrow of young mice into old mice prevents cognitive decline
- Mogrify to accelerate novel IP and cell therapies using $3.7m USD funding
- Johns Hopkins study describes cells that may help speed bone repair
- Scientists demonstrate influence of food odors on proteostasis
- Researchers unlock the secret behind reproduction of fish called ‘Mary’
- Acupuncture Could Help Ease Menopausal Symptoms