Notable News for the Week: September 28th, 2018
A new large-scale study suggests that newer birth control pills can lower the risk of ovarian cancer in young women.
A new study suggests that feeling defeated and giving up on life can lead to death.
Aetna has agreed to sell its Medicare Part D drug plan business to WellCare.
Aetna reports that mental health costs are rising twice as fast as all other medical expenses in recent years.
“The opioid epidemic is sitting on top of a much longer, and more poorly understood, decline in the health and well-being in the United States,” said Peter Muennig, MD, professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia School of Public Health. “Virtually any social trend that might correlate over time with changes in health curves is a candidate.”
Scientists have uncovered a new means of fighting drug-tolerant bacteria.
A ground-breaking new therapy has allowed four patients to walk again; a feat that was previously thought to be impossible.