Healthcare Policy

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…]

High caliber guns more deadly

High caliber guns more deadly

Published 27/07/2018

(Reuters Health) - Shots from high caliber firearms are more likely to kill, a new study suggests. Researchers wading into the gun control debate have [more…]

Onsite defibrillators helping to increase cardiac arrest survival

Onsite defibrillators helping to increase cardiac arrest survival

Published 25/06/2018

(Reuters Health) - The use of onsite automated external defibrillators (AED), increasingly found in places like airports and sports stadiums, is raising the chances of [more…]

U.S. doctors call for health policies that support women

U.S. doctors call for health policies that support women

Published 28/05/2018

(Reuters Health) - Making it easier and more affordable for women to access care, and supporting research that includes how treatments work in both sexes, [more…]

India steps up hunt for origin of mysterious brain-damaging virus

India steps up hunt for origin of mysterious brain-damaging virus

Published 28/05/2018

MUMBAI/KOCHI (Reuters) - India began a fresh round of tests to trace the origin of a rare brain-damaging virus that has killed 13 people, a [more…]

Obamacare tied to earlier cancer detection in young women

Obamacare tied to earlier cancer detection in young women

Published 18/05/2018

(Reuters Health) - Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) provision allowing adult children to stay on their parents’ health insurance policy until age 26, young [more…]

U.S. to consider expanding Medicare drug price negotiation

U.S. to consider expanding Medicare drug price negotiation

Published 14/05/2018

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Trump administration is considering expanding Medicare’s ability to negotiate the cost of drugs by giving private payers a role in [more…]

Even one drink a day linked to lower life expectancy

Even one drink a day linked to lower life expectancy

Published 03/05/2018

(Reuters Health) - Even light drinkers who enjoy a single beer or glass of wine every night may still be more likely to die prematurely [more…]

Face masks available to consumers may be ineffective against air…

Face masks available to consumers may be ineffective against air…

Published 03/05/2018

(Reuters Health) - Face masks available to consumers in China for protection against air pollution vary widely in their real-world performance, suggests a recent study. [more…]

New York City’s window guard policy tied to fewer falls and deaths

New York City’s window guard policy tied to fewer falls and deaths

Published 26/04/2018

(Reuters Health) - New York City’s window guard rule, which requires building owners to install window-limiting devices in apartments with children under age 10, has [more…]