New Ohio State study finds possible connection between statins and diabetes
People who were prescribed statins to lower their cholesterol had at least twice the risk of developing type 2 diabetes as other patients, according to a recent…
Jun 25, 2019 23:24 UTC Health Read More
NHS property agency taken to task by National Audit Office
A state-owned property company that runs swaths of the National Health Service estate has no formal leases in place with most of its tenants and lacks the power to collect more than £500m in unpaid bills, according to a damning report by government auditors. NHS Property Services is owed £576m of unpaid rent and other charges and has racked up £1.01bn of losses since it was established six years ago, the National Audit Office said. “The framework for charging for NHS property is not working effectively and the department [of health] urgently needs to address the fundamental causes of this u...
Jun 25, 2019 23:02 UTC Health-Care Read More
World's oldest blue bird found via fossil feathers
Somewhere over the rainbow 48 million years ago, a happy little blue bird flew—until it soared over a lake belching toxic gases and died. The lake's sediments…
Jun 25, 2019 23:01 UTC Science Read More
Self-Inflicted Medical Misery
Over the weekend The Washington Post published a heart-rending description of a pop-up medical clinic in Cleveland, Tenn. — a temporary installation providing free care for two days on a first-come-first-served basis. Hundreds of people showed up many hours before the clinic opened, because rural America is suffering from a severe crisis of health care availability, with hospitals closing and doctors leaving. Since the focus of the report was on personal experience, not policy, it’s understandable that the article mentioned only in passing the fact that Tennessee is one of the 14 states tha...
Jun 25, 2019 22:50 UTC Health-Care Read More
US government announces nationwide crackdown on robocallers
The US government announced a nationwide crackdown on illegal robocalls on Tuesday, targeting companies and individuals who have collectively placed…
Jun 25, 2019 22:18 UTC Business Read More
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