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FDA has approved a new weight-loss device. Here's how it works.

April 18, 2019


FDA in a rare move recently approved a new prescription weight-loss device that allows users to feel satiated without altering the bloodstream or targeting the brain.

Healthy food subsidies could save more than $100B in health care costs, research shows

April 17, 2019


Providing Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries with so-called "healthy food prescriptions" could lower the risk of chronic illnesses and lead to billions of dollars in savings, according to a study recently published in the journal PLOS One.

How researchers uncovered the hidden health risk behind 30K antibiotic-resistant infections each year

April 9, 2019


There is mounting research that drug-resistant bacteria can shift from animals to humans via meat consumption—and the latest findings could open the door to a new, more detailed bacterial monitoring system.

Six states, DC sue USDA for rolling back school-lunch nutrition standards

April 8, 2019


Six states and the District of Columbia on Wednesday filed a lawsuit challenging the United States Department of Agriculture's final rule to undo school-lunch nutrition standards put in place under former President Barrack Obama's administration.

CMS finalizes MA payment bump, risk-adjustment changes for 2020

April 2, 2019


CMS on Monday finalized payment and policy changes for Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D plans for the 2020 coverage year.

The 10 healthiest communities in the US, according to US News

April 1, 2019


U.S. News & World Report on Tuesday released its Healthiest Communities Rankings, which list counties and county equivalents that score highly on 10 health-related criteria.

Weekly Line: Do soda taxes work? Yes—but there's a big catch.

March 22, 2019


It's no secret that U.S. residents have higher rates of obesity than other developed nations—and higher rates of obesity-related diseases, such as diabeteshigh cholesterol, and high blood pressure.

'Eggs are bad again,' the headlines warned. (But this expert says you shouldn't believe the hype.)

March 22, 2019


A study recently published in JAMA found that consuming three or four eggs per week was associated with an increase in all-cause mortality, but headlines on the study last week might have given the false impression that "eggs actually cause people to die," according to Craig Garthwaite, a health care economist at Northwestern University.

Can you catch up on sleep this weekend? Not really, study finds.

March 15, 2019


Catching up on sleep during the weekend will not spare you from the health effects of losing sleep during the week, according to a recent study.

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