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The 30 health care stars under 30, according to Forbes

December 6, 2019

Forbes this week released its annual "30 Under 30 in Healthcare" list, which includes biological researchers, entrepreneurs, physicians, and PhD students under 30 years of age who are "tackling health care issues at every scale."

Nearly 700,000 adults could lose food stamps under new rule

December 6, 2019

The Trump administration on Wednesday finalized a rule that will strengthen work requirements in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)—a move that experts say could eliminate SNAP benefits for 688,000 adults.

Duke performs America's first adult heart donation after circulatory death

December 6, 2019

Doctors at Duke University Hospital have performed the country's first-ever adult heart transplant through a process called donation after circulatory death, and one of the surgeons involved says the process could expand the heart transplant donor pool by as much as 30%.

HHS launches program to provide no-cost PrEP to uninsured US residents

December 5, 2019

HHS on Tuesday unveiled a new program called Ready, Set, PrEP, which will provide uninsured U.S. residents with HIV-prevention medication at no cost as part of the Trump administration's goal to nearly eliminate new transmissions of HIV in the United States.

How Pete Buttigieg wants to tackle health care disparities

December 5, 2019

South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D), who is seeking the 2020 Democratic nomination for president, on Tuesday released a plan intended to combat inequality in the U.S. health care system.

Are plant-based meats healthy? Here's what the science says.

December 5, 2019

Spurred by the growing popularity of plant-based meat substitutes, stakeholders in the meat industry have released a series of ads decrying what they call "ultra-processed imitations"—and health experts are cautioning against any quick endorsements of the new products.

Bike helmets can save lives. So why do many biking advocates oppose helmet laws?

December 5, 2019

The National Transportation Safety Board for the first time is recommending that local officials require people to wear helmets when they bike—and while biking advocates support wearing helmets, they are balking at the recommendation.

Why 541 local governments are ditching the class settlement to resolve opioid lawsuits

December 5, 2019

Hundreds of local governments in regions of the United States most affected by the opioid epidemic have opted out of participating in a novel legal mechanism designed to settle thousands of lawsuits that claim drug distributors and manufacturers fueled the opioid crisis, according to court filings released Monday.

Doctors are turning to YouTube for medical training. Is that safe?

December 4, 2019

More doctors are turning to YouTube to fill gaps in their training before certain medical procedures, but research has found that some of the videos are not medically sound.

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