Notable News for the Week: September 28th, 2018

Notable News for the Week: September 28th, 2018

Ovarian Cancer: Newer Birth Control Pills May Lower Risk

A new large-scale study suggests that newer birth control pills can lower the risk of ovarian cancer in young women.

Can People Die From Giving Up On Life?

A new study suggests that feeling defeated and giving up on life can lead to death.

Aetna to Sell Medicare Part D Business to WellCare Health Plans

Aetna has agreed to sell its Medicare Part D drug plan business to WellCare.

Employee Mental Health Costs Rise Twice as Fast as All Other Expenses

Aetna reports that mental health costs are rising twice as fast as all other medical expenses in recent years.

Deaths of Despair: The Opioid Epidemic is Just Part of the Problem

“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.”

New Means to Fight “Unkillable” Bacteria in Healthcare Settings

Scientists have uncovered a new means of fighting drug-tolerant bacteria.

These Paralyzed People Are Beginning to Walk Again Thanks to Electrical Implant

A ground-breaking new therapy has allowed four patients to walk again; a feat that was previously thought to be impossible.

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