Today's Health News

Colorectal Cancer Risk Still Up in Patients With Ulcerative Colitis

Even after adjustment for tumor stage, patients with ulcerative colitis have higher risk for CRC mortality

2011 to 2017 Saw Increase in Binge Drinks Per Binge Drinker

Largest percentage increases seen for those without high school diploma, household income under $25,000

ACA Tied to Narrowing of Disparities in Access to Care

Nationwide improvements in insurance coverage and access to care seen, even in nonexpansion states

Ageism Predicts Significantly Worse Health Outcomes

Older persons who are less educated particularly likely to have adverse health effects of ageism

Single-Payer System Would Likely Save Money

Largest savings predicted to come from simplified billing and lower drug costs

CDC: Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak Over

Agency lifts advisory against romaine lettuce from the Salinas Valley growing region in California

Evolution of Approval, Regulation Processes for Drugs Explored

FDA drug review times down from 1983 to 2017, but time from clinical testing to approval did not change

Interventions More Likely After RYGB Versus Sleeve Gastrectomy

Operation, intervention within five years more likely after gastric bypass than after sleeve gastrectomy

Online Information About Probiotics Often Unreliable

Most information from commercial sources; only 35 percent of webpages refer to scientific literature

Doctor Replacement Ratios Higher in Largest, Hospital-Owned Practices

More than double the number of physicians entered than exited large group, hospital-owned practices