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UCSF banned soda on campus 4 years ago. Did it work?

November 18, 2019


A ban on sugary drink sales at the University of California-San Francisco (UCSF) was associated with a nearly 50% reduction in soda consumption among a select group of employees, according to a study by UCSF researchers recently published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

From 'embryo glue' to 'assisted hatching': Do these costly IVF add-ons actually work?

November 18, 2019


As demand for in vitro fertilization has grown, fertility clinics have developed supplementary procedures, or "add-ons," that are purported to increase the odds of success—but there is little evidence these add-ons actually work.

Trump admin just dropped 2 major price transparency rules. Here's what's inside.

November 15, 2019


The Trump administration on Friday released rules intended to increase price transparency among health care providers and insurers.

The 9 'Best-Performing' health care CEOs in the world, according to Harvard Business Review

November 15, 2019


Harvard Business Review recently released its annual ranking of the 100 "Best-Performing CEOs in the World"—and the list includes nine CEOs in the health care industry.

Former Massachusetts gov. joins 2020 Democratic presidential field

November 15, 2019


Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) on Thursday officially entered the race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. Here's where he stands on the biggest health care issues.

Apple is cracking down on vaping apps, as cases of vaping-linked illness exceed 2.1K

November 15, 2019


Apple on Friday announced it will remove all vaping-related apps from its "App Store," as the number of cases of a vaping-linked lung illness continues to rise.

Superbug-related deaths are falling—so why are infections on the rise?

November 15, 2019


The number of deaths due to drug-resistant infections in the United States have declined, but the number of these infections are on the rise, indicating that so-called "superbugs" present a greater risk to public health than previously thought, according to a CDC report released Wednesday.

Is Congress any closer to addressing high Rx drug prices?

November 15, 2019


Polling suggests that prescription drug pricing is a big issue for U.S. voters, yet Congress appears no closer to reaching a deal on a comprehensive plan to address rising prescription drug costs.

Millions in US have lost someone who couldn't afford treatment

November 14, 2019


A Gallup poll published Tuesday found that 13% of U.S. adults, or roughly 34 million Americans, know a friend or family member who died in the past five years because he or she could not afford their medical treatment or medication.

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