A new type of financing is linking private investors who want to do good — and make some money in the process — with not-for-profits looking to get upfront funding for programs where they're paid for results.
Researchers at the University of Adelaide recently discovered evolutionary changes pertaining to the insulin regulation in the platypus and its fellow egg-laying mammal the echidna, which could pave the way for new diabetes type 2 treatments.
The New York-based orthopedic center is one of many U.S. hospitals and healthcare systems to seek opportunities in other countries.
The trauma surrounding exposure to gun violence is not disputed, especially among children. In 1995, the CDC reported that kids who had four or more adverse childhood experiences, such as experiencing or witnessing a shooting, were more likely to smoke, drink, abuse drugs and engage in unsafe sex.
A company called Intelligent Retinal Imaging Systems, or IRIS, has developed a cloud-based platform and image-enhancement technology that connects primary-care physicians with optometrists and ophthalmologists who can read eye exam images taken during a normal doctor visit.
A serious commitment to “doubling the pace” of progress will require the public and private sectors to consider doubling investments in medical research to about $1,000 per American per year to find the solutions to what ails us—not only cancer, but diabetes, mental illness,...
Republicans and Democrats agreed on a promising health insurance reform? Unheard of. Absurd. Medicare's Innovation Center put it in motion without opposition from Capitol Hill? Unthinkable. Or maybe a miracle of miracles is happening in Washington.
Over the past year, there have been several reports indicating America's health status has taken a turn for the worse.
“The effects of this delay in funding is probably going to be felt years down the road,” said Dr. Bruce Lee, an associate professor of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Sugary beverages have been blamed for a spike in childhood obesity. With the rising number of cases among youth with chronic conditions that were once only seen in older adults—such as Type 2 diabetes—cities and states have passed laws attempting to limit consumption of the drinks.
A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that genetic testing company 23andMe can't be sued over allegations that it misled customers about its test kit because the claims belong in arbitration.
HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell said she will divert federal funds to support efforts to develop a Zika vaccine.