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HHS looks to roll back protections for sexual orientation, gender identity in federal health grants

November 5, 2019


HHS on Friday issued a proposed rule that would allow entities that receive grants from federal health agencies to choose not to work with people based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.

The 2019-2020 flu season so far, mapped

November 5, 2019


Eleven states currently are experiencing local or regional influenza activity, according to the latest CDC data. See what flu activity looks like in your state with our interactive map.

In June, FDA announced a patient died from a fecal transplant. Now the doctors are speaking out.

November 5, 2019


Doctors from the hospital that treated a patient who died after a fecal microbiota transplant published a case study on Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine that offers more details on the case as well as another case in which a patient became severely ill from the procedure.

CMS finalizes Medicare payment updates for home health and kidney care

November 1, 2019


CMS on Thursday finalized two separate rules that will increase Medicare payments for home health agencies and end-stage renal disease care.

What health care will look like in 10 years, according to TIME

October 31, 2019


TIME recently rounded up 12 innovations that will transform "medicine at a remarkable pace" over the next decade, including drone-delivered medical supplies and a stem-cell cure for diabetes.

Inside Facebook's move into preventive health

October 30, 2019


Facebook on Monday announced the launch of a new tool intended to connect U.S. users with preventive health resources and send them medical appointment reminders—though some experts say the company's past trouble with medical misinformation and personal data might pose an obstacle to user adoption.

The best time to get your flu vaccine? Now, according to research.

October 29, 2019


The U.S. influenza season officially kicked off on Oct. 1, and while most states are reporting only sporadic flu activity, experts say now is the best time of year to get vaccinated to ensure the highest level of protection.

Did your period-tracking app say you have a disorder? Here's why some experts are skeptical.

October 29, 2019


Period-tracking apps like Flo and Clue are releasing assessments that help determine users' risk of hormonal disorders—but experts say the assessments often are inaccurate and might cause unnecessary worry.

FDA approves new therapy to treat cystic fibrosis in patients 12 and older—and it will cost $311,503

October 28, 2019


FDA on Monday announced that it has approved Trikafta, the first-ever triple combination therapy to treat cystic fibrosis (CF) in patients ages 12 and older who have a genetic mutation that affects the vast majority of CF patients.

Why a popular algorithm showed bias toward white patients (and how it can be fixed)

October 28, 2019


A widely used algorithm is more likely to classify white patients as needing follow-up care than comparably ill black patients, according to study in the journal Science—and the study's senior author said it is "inconceivable" that other common algorithms do not have similar flaws.

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