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The next frontier in reproductive tourism? Genetic modification

November 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
The next frontier in reproductive tourism? Genetic modification

By Rosa Castro Postdoctoral Associate in Science and Society Duke University The birth of the first baby born using a technique called mitochondrial replacement, which uses DNA from three people to “correct” an inherited genetic mutation, was announced on Sept. 27. Mitochondrial replacement or donation allows women who carry mitochondrial diseases to avoid passing them on to […]

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In Depressed Rural Kentucky, Worries Grow Over Medicaid

November 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
In Depressed Rural Kentucky, Worries Grow Over Medicaid

By Phil Galewitz Kaiser Health News MANCHESTER, Ky. — For Freida Lockaby, an unemployed 56-year-old woman who lives with her dog in an aging mobile home in one America’s poorest places, the Affordable Care Act was life altering. The law allowed Kentucky to expand Medicaid in 2014 and made Lockaby — along with 440,000 other low-income state […]

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Uncertain Fate Of Health Reform Law Giving Health Industry Heartburn

November 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
Uncertain Fate Of Health Reform Law Giving Health Industry Heartburn

By Julie Rovner and Chad Terhune Kaiser Health News Six years into building its business around the Affordable Care Act, the nation’s $3 trillion health care industry may be losing that political playbook. Industry leaders, like many voters, were stunned by the election of Donald Trump and unprepared for Republicans’ plans to “repeal and replace” Obamacare. […]

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Investigation finds widespread abuse of the disabled | Associated Press

November 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
Investigation finds widespread abuse of the disabled | Associated Press

The Chicago Tribune investigation found more than a thousand cases of abuse and neglect of Illinois adults with disabilities who were placed into private group homes. The investigation found at least 42 deaths linked to abuse and neglect in group homes or their day programs over the last seven years. [The] investigation also shows 1,311 […]

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Cyclists at higher risk when intersections aren’t right angles | Reuters

November 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
Cyclists at higher risk when intersections aren’t right angles | Reuters

The majority – 60 percent – of bike and car crashes happened at street intersections. Compared with crashes at right-angle intersections, crashes at non-right angle intersections were 37 percent more likely to results in severe injury for cyclists. Source: Cyclists at higher risk when intersections aren’t right angles | Reuters

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Childhood cancer survivors may not get needed adult care | Reuters

November 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
Childhood cancer survivors may not get needed adult care | Reuters

Children who’ve had cancer may be more likely to receive the follow-up care they need in adulthood if their parents take the time to teach them how to interact with doctors while they’re young, a recent study suggests. Source: Childhood cancer survivors may not get needed adult care | Reuters

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‘A huge improvement’: Study finds inmates benefit from much shorter TB treatment

November 20, 2016 | By | Reply More
‘A huge improvement’: Study finds inmates benefit from much shorter TB treatment

By Elaine Korry Kaiser Health News Jails and federal prisons in California and elsewhere are adopting new treatment guidelines for latent tuberculosis (TB) infection based on research showing that it can be treated effectively during a much shorter period. A recent study led by local and state health officials compared the new and more traditional […]

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Should you still sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act? YES

November 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
Should you still sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act? YES

By Keith Seinfeld Public Health – Seattle & King County Ever since the election, people are wondering whether their health insurance coverage will survive next year, if the Affordable Care Act (sometimes called “Obamacare”) is targeted for repeal. The short answer is, Yes. Your insurance should stay the same all through 2017, whether you are enrolled […]

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Cranberries can’t cure urinary tract infections, and other good reasons to publish negative research results – viewpoint

November 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
Cranberries can’t cure urinary tract infections, and other good reasons to publish negative research results – viewpoint

By Rémi Thomasson, Université Paris Descartes – USPC and Antoine Muchir, Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC) – Sorbonne Universités Cranberries, the little red berries from North America, are not effective for curing urinary tract infections. This piece of information is bound to disappoint the women who have been swallowing cranberry capsules for years in the […]

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US ‘not there yet’ on achieving mental health parity

November 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
US ‘not there yet’ on achieving mental health parity

By Michael Ollove Stateline It is more difficult for Americans to find psychiatrists and mental health therapists who participate in their health insurance “networks” than it is to find other kinds of health care providers, according to a new survey. Ninety-two percent of respondents were able to find a medical specialist in their health plan networks, but […]

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