Health

Common nerve pain drug linked to suicidal behavior, overdose

Common nerve pain drug linked to suicidal behavior, overdose

Published 17/06/2019

(Reuters Health) - A class of medications used for nerve and muscle pain, including the popular drug Lyrica, increases users’ risks for suicidal behavior, unintentional [more…]

When elders leave hospital, falls are big reason they return

When elders leave hospital, falls are big reason they return

Published 17/06/2019

(Reuters Health) - Preventing falls among elderly patients who’ve just left the hospital is an important part of keeping them safe, a large U.S. study [more…]

Genetics research gets help from social media

Genetics research gets help from social media

Published 17/06/2019

(Reuters Health) - Researchers have harnessed the power of social media to build a genetic database, according to a new report. The “Genes for Good” [more…]

Eleven U.S. cancer centers get to charge more for care

Eleven U.S. cancer centers get to charge more for care

Published 17/06/2019

For several decades, certain cancer centers have been allowed by the U.S. government to charge more for the care they give. A new study finds [more…]

Collective Health secures $205 million in funding led by SoftBank…

Collective Health secures $205 million in funding led by SoftBank…

Published 17/06/2019

(Reuters) - Collective Health, which makes software for companies to pay workers’ health costs directly, said on Monday it had raised $205 million in new [more…]

Ebola’s spread shows how science needs societies to succeed

Ebola’s spread shows how science needs societies to succeed

Published 17/06/2019

LONDON - The persistence of Congo’s Ebola outbreak and its deadly spread to Uganda in recent days show how societal issues are as crucial as [more…]

Experimental drug delays type 1 diabetes onset in mid-stage trial

Experimental drug delays type 1 diabetes onset in mid-stage trial

Published 09/06/2019

(Reuters Health) - In people at high risk for type 1 diabetes, 14 days of therapy with the experimental drug teplizumab delayed development of the [more…]

Inflammatory bowel disease patients have higher health costs

Inflammatory bowel disease patients have higher health costs

Published 07/06/2019

(Reuters Health) - People with inflammatory bowel disease - either Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis - may incur health costs more than three times higher [more…]

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…]