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The 2019-2020 flu season so far, mapped

November 19, 2019


Three states were experiencing widespread influenza activity as of Nov. 9, while 27 states were experiencing local or regional flu activity, according to CDC data updated Friday.

The 12 'rising stars' shaping health care, according to TIME

November 18, 2019


TIME on Wednesday released its first TIME 100 Next list, naming the 100 "rising stars who are shaping the future of business, entertainment, sports, politics, science, health, and more."

Rate of cigarette smoking has hit an all-time low, CDC finds

November 18, 2019


The percentage of U.S. adults who smoke cigarettes hit an all-time low of 13.7% in 2018, but rates of e-cigarette use increasedespecially among young adultsaccording to CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report published Thursday.

Brand-name drugmakers could lose $1T, but still remain world's most profitable industry, report finds

November 18, 2019


Large, brand-name drugmakers could lose $1 trillion in sales and still remain profitable enough to maintain their current investments in research and development—a finding that suggests drug pricing regulations would not substantially harm the drug industry, according to a report released Thursday by West Health and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

FDA just approved the first pig-to-human tissue transplant

November 18, 2019


FDA for the first time has approved an experiment that involves temporarily transplanting pig tissue into humans, a move that experts say could lead to further developments in animal-to-human donations.

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.

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.

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.

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