Healthcare Policy

Hospitals serving more minorities may offer less palliative care

Hospitals serving more minorities may offer less palliative care

Published 07/02/2019

(Reuters Health) - Patients may have less access to palliative care at U.S. hospitals that primarily serve minorities, a study suggests. Minorities in the U.S. [more…]

WHO study likens palm oil lobbying to tobacco and alcohol industries

WHO study likens palm oil lobbying to tobacco and alcohol industries

Published 08/01/2019

GENEVA (Reuters) - The palm oil industry is deploying tactics similar to those of the alcohol and tobacco industries to influence research into the health [more…]

New California governor tackles drug prices in first act

New California governor tackles drug prices in first act

Published 08/01/2019

(Reuters) - Hours into his new job, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order on Monday that could dramatically reshape the way prescription drugs [more…]

To lower blood pressure, exercise may be as good as medication

To lower blood pressure, exercise may be as good as medication

Published 27/12/2018

(Reuters Health) - For people with high blood pressure, starting an exercise regimen may lower blood pressure by as much as taking medication would, a [more…]

Older adults may be unwilling to give up colorectal screening

Older adults may be unwilling to give up colorectal screening

Published 07/12/2018

(Reuters Health) - At age 76 the risks of a repeat colonoscopy may exceed the benefits for seniors whose previous screenings have found no signs [more…]

Millions flock to free tests as Egypt seeks to eradicate hepatitis C

Millions flock to free tests as Egypt seeks to eradicate hepatitis C

Published 03/12/2018

MIT NAMA (Reuters) - When Houaida Mabrouk heard about a government campaign that offers free hepatitis C screenings, she hesitated, afraid of testing positive. But [more…]

China orders halt to gene-editing after outcry over babies

China orders halt to gene-editing after outcry over babies

Published 29/11/2018

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The Chinese government on Thursday ordered a temporary halt to research activities for people involved in the editing of human genes, after [more…]

Stricter state gun laws linked to fewer child deaths from gunshot…

Stricter state gun laws linked to fewer child deaths from gunshot…

Published 14/11/2018

(Reuters Health) - Twice as many U.S. children die from gunshot wounds in states with lax gun laws, compared to those with stricter rules, researchers [more…]

Pharmacies still blocking U.S. teens looking for emergency…

Pharmacies still blocking U.S. teens looking for emergency…

Published 02/11/2018

(Reuters Health) - Teens seeking to buy emergency contraception at pharmacies continue to face significant roadblocks, a new U.S. study suggests. Researchers checking on the [more…]

Inconsistent heart surgery ratings may confuse patients

Inconsistent heart surgery ratings may confuse patients

Published 02/11/2018

(Reuters Health) - Publicly-available ratings of U.S. hospital quality for heart surgery vary so widely from one another they may be more confusing than helpful [more…]