September 13, 2019
A patient with HIV/AIDS who received transplanted stem cells edited with CRISPR to have a mutation that blocks HIV is living without side effects, providing evidence that the gene-editing technology can safely target HIV, according to a case study published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Patients with renal failure who get dialysis at for-profit dialysis centers are less likely to receive a kidney transplant than patients who get dialysis at nonprofit centers, according to a study published Tuesday in JAMA, but the researchers said this does not mean for-profit centers are purposefully skimping on transplants.
Despite warnings to join forces with a larger health system or face bankruptcy, Memorial Healthcare, a 161-bed rural hospital in Michigan, made the decision to stay independent—and it since has become a profitable hub for neurology.
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September 12, 2019
Researchers are increasingly interested in the connection between the gut microbiome and obesity, but a new study from researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital suggests that transferring microbiota from a lean donor to an obese recipient might not improve the recipients' metabolic health, contrary to other research.
The Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday announced that it has warned three companies for advertising that their cannabidiol products can treat medical conditions without evidence to support those claims.
FDA recently released draft guidance that calls on researchers to include more male patients in clinical trials for breast cancer therapies in response to concerns that men are missing out on lifesaving treatments.
September 11, 2019
Mayo Clinic on Tuesday announced a 10-year strategic partnership with Google to develop new artificial intelligence technologies—and their plan includes a new Google office located in Mayo's hometown of Rochester, Minnesota.
As the debate around health care prices continues, some providers are turning to Groupon to get new patients in the door with deals on health care services—a trend that has persisted despite the industry's efforts to move away from volume-driven care.
Black and Hispanic Medicare beneficiaries are less likely to be transported to the same emergency departments as white Medicare beneficiaries, according to a first-of-its-kind study published Friday in JAMA Network Open.
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