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Price: No one will lose coverage with $880B in Medicaid cuts

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Health Care

Cinnamon may reduce the harms of a high-fat diet

A diet high in fat is considered a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, as it can lead to weight gain, diabetes, and other harmful …

The CDC mapped out where people with cancer live in the US — here's what it found

Over the last few decades, cancer death rates have been falling, with the exception of a few key types of cancer: liver, pancreatic, and endometrial cancer.<p>To get a better look at the incidence of cancer and cancer death rates across the US, the CDC mapped out the data on a state-by-state level. …

Scientists Discover New Use For Sperm

It's pretty surprising.<p>Scientists have discovered that sperm might actually be able to play a role in fighting cancer.<p>According to <i>Indy 100</i>, a group of German scientists theorized that sperm might be able to carry medications to the female reproductive organs, thereby helping to fight certain types …

Professor Smith Goes to Washington

In response to the new president’s stances on a range of issues, more scientists are preparing to run for political office.<p>For American science, the next four years look to be challenging. The newly inaugurated President Trump, and many of his Cabinet picks, have repeatedly cast doubt upon the …

Science Says Pregnancy Changes Women’s Brains — Women Everywhere Say ‘No Sh*t’

A new study published in the journal <i>Nature Neuroscience</i> shows that pregnancy reduces certain areas of our brain’s gray matter. It looks like the …

This is the single best diet for your overall health, according to nutrition experts

We thinking less about diets as being for rapid weight loss and more about for creating lifestyle changes that stick.<p>To help people sift through the noise and find science-backed plans that work for years rather than weeks, US News & World Report ranked 38 eating plans.<p>The rankings considered …

Holistic Medicine

Doctors, data, and diseases: How AI is transforming health care

Health care doesn’t have a big data problem. It has a big data <i>opportunity</i>, thanks to artificial intelligence. Think about the number of inefficiencies in your daily life — long lines, traffic jams, a reliance on “snail mail” for certain bills or communications. Those inefficiencies are inconvenient …

Machine Learning

Parents' weight may affect child's mental development

Paternal and maternal weight may affect a child’s development, according to a study released this week by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The research was among the first to analyze how a father’s weight may affect their children mentally.<p>In the study, which was published Monday in</i> …

A scientist's reading list - my books of the year 2016

The most irritating thing about the books-of-the-year lists that appear in the Guardian and other papers around Christmas-time is that they are collated by people, writers mostly, whose lifestyles seem to allow them to gobble up titles as soon as they are published. Here’s Alan Hollinghurst, for …

Books

The 10 Best Health Stories Of 2016

We wish we'd written these.<p>As journalists, we always appreciate a good story and we’re eager to read everything we can. As the year draws to a close, we collected our favorite health journalism from 2016, including profiles we couldn’t stop thinking about, injustices that needed investigation and …

Mental Health

Simple breath test can detect cancer and 16 other diseases

Ancient Greek physicians figured that our breath was a strong health indicator, but researchers from the Israel Institute of Technology have proven just how true that is. They developed a device that uses nanoparticles to identify 17 different diseases, including lung cancer and Parkinson's …

This Mobile Ultrasound Startup Is Reshaping A $6 Billion Healthcare Market

The ultrasound market is currently valued at $6 billion globally.<p>Contrary to popular perception, the use of ultrasounds for women’s health and pregnancy follow-ups represents less than 20% of their overall use for healthcare. For example, a diagnostic ultrasound is routinely used to diagnose a wide …

Medical Technology

Earth - The real reasons why childbirth is so painful and dangerous

Giving birth can be a long and painful process. It can also be deadly. The World Health Organization estimates that about 830 women die every day because of complications during pregnancy and childbirth – and that statistic is actually a 44% reduction on the 1990 level.<p>"The figures are just …

Pregnancy

New MS drug shows 'breakthrough' promise for advanced disease

THURSDAY, Dec. 22, 2016 -- A new drug slows the progress of multiple sclerosis, including an advanced form of the degenerative nerve disease for …

Medicine

Trump’s death panel: The president-elect already violated health care promises by appointing Tom Price

Trump’s pledge to protect Americans who depend on Obamacare, Medicare and Medicaid is a matter of life or death<p>Not long ago, Americans learned that the average life expectancy for white people in this country — those most likely to have voted for Donald Trump — actually declined for the first time …

Researchers: Nearly 400 drug addicts helped in police effort

BOSTON (AP) — A novel drug addiction program developed in a small Massachusetts fishing town and since replicated in dozens of cities nationwide was …

Drug Addiction

Early Pregnancy Flu Shots: New Research Hints of Autism Link

A Nov. 19 study, of 45,231 women, published in JAMA Pediatrics, identified a heightened risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis in the …

Pregnancy changes a mother's brain for years, study shows

<b>(CNN) —</b> Women expect the physical changes of pregnancy, yet having a baby also produces some changes in the brain.<p>Pregnancy alters the size and structure of brain regions involved in understanding the thoughts, feelings, beliefs and intentions of others, according to a study published Monday in the …

The Brain

New Medicare Regs Will Pay Doctors for Better Care

Doctors have complained for years that they’re not paid adequately for time-consuming work associated with managing care for seriously ill older patients: consulting with other specialists, talking to families and caregivers, interacting with pharmacists and more.<p>That will change on Jan. 1, as a …

Health Care

Empathy is an overrated skill when dispensing medical care

Over the past few decades, empathy—the ability to take on the perspective, or “feel” the emotions, of another person—has been touted as a key clinical skill, and a cornerstone of the doctor-patient relationship. Communication with and trust in the doctor hinges on this quality, research suggests, …

Empathy

How Leafy Greens May Protect The Brain From Aging

A protein found in foods like spinach and kale may prevent cognitive decline.<p>Leafy greens are often touted as superfoods with miraculous health benefits ranging from preventing cancer to warding off inflammation.<p>We now also know that vegetables like spinach, kale and chard are potent superfoods for …

Nutrition

Health Tech 2016: A Year To Recalibrate

Among the key health technology lessons that 2016 has reinforced: biology is fiendishly complex; data ≠ insight; impacting health–whether making new drugs or meaningfully changing behavior–is hard; and palpable progress, experienced by patients, is starting to occur (and is tremendously …

Digital Health

Scientists Just Used CRISPR to Treat a Horrible Genetic Disorder in Mice

Hemophilia is a devastating genetic condition—without the ability to form blood clots, those who have it risk bleeding to death from even the …

Science: Eating Nuts Decreases The Risk Of Heart Disease, Cancer, And Premature Death

According to the CDC, Heart disease and Cancer are the biggest killers in the US. Together they claim more than 1 million lives per year. Heart disease alone is the cause of 1 in every 4 deaths in the United States. And it’s the leading cause of death in both men and women. But now a new study from …

On Obamacare repeal, GOP ideology is colliding with reality

If there weren’t so much at stake, one would be amused at the spectacle of Republican politicians writhing as they try to make good on their ideological promise to “repeal and replace”<p>Obamacarewithout ruining the lives of millions of their own constituents.<p>In the few short weeks since the<p>GOPadded …

Health Care

Medical Devices that Treat Obesity: What to Know

Before a medical device is recommended, doctors will probably want their patients to have tried lifestyle changes that include healthy eating and …

Drug quickly counteracts deadly bleeding in people on blood-thinners

An experimental drug designed to quickly counteract blood-thinning medicines has demonstrated effectiveness, according to preliminary results of a new trial done under real-world conditions.<p>The drug is Portola Pharmaceuticals' AndexXa, known generically as andexanet alfa. Earlier this month, the …

WSU researcher finds mechanism affecting alcohol consumption - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

PULLMAN, Wash.–A Washington State University researcher has found a mechanism that strongly influences whether or not an animal is likely to drink a …