And new study finds no reason to get routine vitamin D tests, researchers say.
Voters in Oregon, Washington will decide whether to strip cities of ability to tax sugary drinks.
Medical treatments targeting the DNA in tumor cells are celebrated, but insurers often won’t cover the skyrocketing cost.
Estas terapias focalizadas, que ajustan la medicina a la genética de la enfermedad, no tienen el éxito que los médicos, y el público en general, esperan.
Doctors and hospitals love to talk about the patients they’ve saved with precision medicine, and reporters love to write about them. But the people who die still vastly outnumber the rare successes.
A new study of 6,000 older patients shows little gain from surgeries for breast cancer.
The doctor most responsible for turning the sunshine supplement into a billion-dollar juggernaut has received hundreds of thousands of dollars from the vitamin D industry, according to government records and interviews.
At least 45,000 Americans commit suicide every year, often tied to mental health issues or substance abuse.
A woman with foot pain was floored by the high cost of titanium screws used in her surgery. “Unless the metal [was] mined on an asteroid, I do not know why it should cost that amount,” she says.
President Donald Trump’s much-awaited speech about slashing drug costs was long on rhetoric but short on specifics that will reduce prices.