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The lucrative (and potentially dangerous) world of human egg donation

April 29, 2019

In the United States, egg donations offer young women a chance to make lucrative sums of money—but some experts say clinics tend to downplay the risks and complexity of the procedure.

The 3 models CMS wants states to use to improve care, lower costs for dually eligible beneficiaries

April 29, 2019

CMS Administrator Seema Verma last week invited states to participate in demonstration models designed to integrate care for beneficiaries who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid.

HHS just delayed its new liver donor allocation policy. Here's why.

April 26, 2019

Fourteen transplant centers and four transplant patients this week filed a lawsuit against HHS and the United Network for Organ Sharing over a new allocation policy for donated livers—leading HHS to delay the policy's implementation.

Federal judge blocks HHS rule barring abortion providers from Title X

April 26, 2019

A federal judge in Washington on Thursday issued a nationwide preliminary injunction that blocks an HHS final rule that bars abortion providers and clinics that refer patients for abortion care from receiving Title X family planning grants.

It's official: US has highest number of measles cases since the disease was eradicated

April 25, 2019

CDC in a statement Wednesday said the total number of U.S. measles cases in 2019 has exceeded the record for the highest number of measles cases in a single year since the United States eliminated the disease in 2000.

Colorado passes bill to create public health insurance option

April 25, 2019

Colorado's Legislature on Monday passed a bill that directs state officials to create a public health insurance option that would compete with both private insurance plans and plans sold through the state's health insurance exchange—though if it becomes law, the state first would need the federal government to sign off on the plan.

The intervention that cuts short-term anxiety and depression by 50% among end-of-life patients

April 25, 2019

More than a decade after FDA first approved a helmet that uses transcranial magnetic stimulation to treat major depressive disorder, researchers are still unsure of how exactly the science fiction-like device works.

2019 flu season is now the longest on record

April 25, 2019

This year's influenza season is now the longest on record, affecting between 36 million and 41.3 million people so far, according to a CDC report updated Friday.

FDA approves first generic naloxone spray designed for community use

April 25, 2019

FDA on Friday announced that it has approved the first generic naloxone nasal spray, which can reverse the effects of an opioid drug-related overdose, that is intended for use in a community setting by people with no medical training.

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