Medicine

Medicaid expansion tied to fewer heart disease deaths

Medicaid expansion tied to fewer heart disease deaths

Published 07/06/2019

(Reuters Health) - With increased access to insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), known as Obamacare, fewer middle-aged people are dying from heart disease, [more…]

Vitamin D fails to prevent type 2 diabetes in large study

Vitamin D fails to prevent type 2 diabetes in large study

Published 07/06/2019

(Reuters Health) - If you’re talking vitamin D and expecting it to lower your risk of getting type 2 diabetes when you get older, it’s [more…]

Fewer psychiatrists take Medicaid patients even as the program has…

Fewer psychiatrists take Medicaid patients even as the program has…

Published 07/06/2019

(Reuters Health) - Fewer and fewer psychiatrists are accepting Medicaid even as increasing numbers of patients have gained mental health coverage through expansion of the [more…]

U.S. FDA warns flavored e-cigarette makers over social media posts

U.S. FDA warns flavored e-cigarette makers over social media posts

Published 07/06/2019

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission on Friday issued warning letters to four flavored e-liquid product makers, stepping [more…]

Vietnam swine fever cull surges, 1.7 million pigs dead

Vietnam swine fever cull surges, 1.7 million pigs dead

Published 27/05/2019

HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnam culled a further 500,000 pigs over the past two weeks to tackle an oubreak of African swine fever, taking the total [more…]

Support for abortion rights grows as some U.S. states curb access:…

Support for abortion rights grows as some U.S. states curb access:…

Published 26/05/2019

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Americans have become more supportive of abortion rights over the past year, even as a wave of Republican-controlled state governments have [more…]

Mexico budget cuts hit patient care and delay kids’ surgeries,…

Mexico budget cuts hit patient care and delay kids’ surgeries,…

Published 24/05/2019

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico’s hospitals are reeling under steep budget cuts by the country’s new government, with surgery delays for children, reductions in testing [more…]

Novartis $2 million gene therapy for rare disorder is world’s most…

Novartis $2 million gene therapy for rare disorder is world’s most…

Published 24/05/2019

ZURICH/NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Swiss drugmaker Novartis on Friday won U.S. approval for its gene therapy Zolgensma for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), the leading genetic [more…]

Doctor, medical funder charged in New York in transvaginal mesh fraud

Doctor, medical funder charged in New York in transvaginal mesh fraud

Published 24/05/2019

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A doctor and a surgical funding consultant were arrested on Friday on charges that they defrauded women into having unnecessary surgeries [more…]

For Anderson family, an early bet on SMA gene therapy

For Anderson family, an early bet on SMA gene therapy

Published 24/05/2019

NEW YORK (Reuters) - When Malachi Anderson was diagnosed with a rare and often deadly disease called spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) as an infant nearly [more…]