Today's Health News

Structural Traits of Living Donor Kidneys May Predict Graft Failure

Interstitial fibrosis/tubular atrophy, larger cortical nephron size, smaller medullary volume predict failure

Major Insurers Offer $55 Million to Lower Generic Drug Costs

Nonprofit Civica Rx reached deal with Blue Cross Blue Shield and 18 of its member organizations

First-Biopsy Results for Deceased Donor Kidneys Questioned

No association seen between first-biopsy findings and posttransplant outcomes for deceased donor kidneys

Fewer Than Half of Clinical Trials Comply With Reporting Laws

Compliance with Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007 low, not improving

Recommendations Issued for CT Contrast Use in Kidney Disease

Experts say risk overstated for use of IV iodinated contrast media in patients with reduced renal function

Fast-Track Review of ACA Lawsuit Rejected by U.S. Supreme Court

Decision means it is highly unlikely that they would decide the case before the 2020 election

Fish Oil Supplement Intake Linked to Better Testicular Function

Findings from cohort of young Danish men show supplement linked to higher semen volume, testicular size

New Guidance Issued for Care of Children With Williams Syndrome

Children with WS should be evaluated by a pediatric cardiologist, undergo psychoeducational evaluation

ACP: Medicare for All Needed to Fix ‘Ill’ U.S. Health Care System

American College of Physicians has endorsed two proposals being discussed by Democratic presidential candidates

Intensity-Modulated Radiation Charges for Prostate Cancer Vary

Mean charge for standard 28-fraction was $111,728.80, 10.1 times the price paid by Medicare