Healthcare Policy

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…]

WHO says air pollution kills 600,000 children every year

WHO says air pollution kills 600,000 children every year

Published 30/10/2018

GENEVA (Reuters) - Air pollution kills an estimated 600,000 children every year and causing symptoms ranging from loss of intelligence to obesity and ear infections [more…]

HIV prevention drugs could dramatically cut new infections

HIV prevention drugs could dramatically cut new infections

Published 17/10/2018

(Reuters Health) - An HIV-prevention drug pill, dubbed PrEP, dramatically reduced new infections in a large group of high risk gay men, Australian researchers report. [more…]

Lessons learned about children from war zones and refugee camps

Lessons learned about children from war zones and refugee camps

Published 04/09/2018

(Reuters Health) - What do children really need? The answers may be found in war zones and refugee camps, a psychiatrist and relief worker suggests. [more…]

Research needed on family-based stigma against LGBTQ youth

Research needed on family-based stigma against LGBTQ youth

Published 04/09/2018

(Reuters Health) - Although family relationships play a crucial role in the wellbeing of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) adolescents, few programs tackle [more…]

Play predicts chilling future for Britain’s prized health service

Play predicts chilling future for Britain’s prized health service

Published 25/08/2018

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - A desperate mechanic driven to operate on his sick wife is the subject of a disturbing play which looks at the future [more…]

General surgeon shortage growing in U.S.

General surgeon shortage growing in U.S.

Published 24/08/2018

(Reuters Health) - The shortage of general surgeons in the U.S. is projected to get worse as the number of these doctors entering the workforce [more…]

Transgender veterans don’t have worse health

Transgender veterans don’t have worse health

Published 17/08/2018

(Reuters Health) - Transgender military veterans do not have worse health than cisgender veterans, a recent U.S. study suggests. Transgender people have long served in [more…]