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Becoming a 'parent, for a parent': The unique challenges millennial Alzheimer's caregivers encounter

November 21, 2019


An increasing number of millennials are caring for parents with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, and these younger caregivers face unique challenges along the way.

CRISPR is effectively treating blood diseases, new data shows

November 21, 2019


Two patients with different blood diseases who were treated with CRISPR in the summer are showing significant improvements, according to new data released Tuesday.

How much does your 'free' flu shot actually cost?

November 20, 2019


While patients with health insurance receive the influenza shot at no cost to them, the common health care service serves as an example of how opaqueness in health care pricing can cost patients in the long run, according to a Kaiser Health News analysis.

FDA approves an easier-to-clean duodenoscope

November 20, 2019


FDA on Friday granted Pentax approval to market a duodenoscope with a sterile, disposable elevator—an innovation that reduces the number of parts that need to be cleaned and therefore could lower the odds of transmitting dangerous superbugs.

How millennials' health—and wealth—is faltering, in 3 charts

November 19, 2019


Millennials are experiencing chronic health issues at greater rates than previous generations, which could have a significant effect on their economic potential and health spending in the future, according to a report released this month by Moody's and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.

Trump chose not to sign off on vaping ban, sources say

November 19, 2019


President Trump decided not to sign off on a policy to ban U.S. sales of unapproved flavored e-cigarettes the night before his administration planned to announce the measure, an anonymous adviser to Trump told the Washington Post.

A major new study casts doubt on surgery for heart disease

November 19, 2019


A large, federally funded study found bypass surgeries and stents are not more effective than cholesterol-lowering drugs or healthy habits at preventing heart attacks and deaths, researchers announced Saturday at the American Heart Association's annual meeting—findings that call into question the care of thousands of patients with blocked coronary arteries.

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."

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.

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