Tag Archives: MedPage Today

Report says hardly any physicians read the medical journals for their particular field. Has era of “evidence-free medicine” finally arrived?

The News: It was not long ago when it was possible for physicians to keep up with the medical literature. A conscientious physician who subscribed to the 3-4 leading journals… Read more »

Study says physical fitness tied to 90% drop in women’s dementia risk; that’s great, but don’t overdo it, others caution.

The News: Highly fit women in midlife were nearly 90% less likely to have dementia decades later, a prospective study in Sweden found. Over 44 years of follow-up, the adjusted… Read more »

Senate Passes Tax Reform Bill in 51-49 Vote. Health coverage imperiled as Obamacare’s individual mandate traded for $338 billion in tax cuts.

The News: By a vote of 51-49, the Senate passed a tax overhaul bill early Saturday morning that included a repeal of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) individual mandate, which… Read more »

Dirty secret about physician burnout: it’s all too real, and patient safety at risk.

The News: The American College of Physicians (ACP) recently called for healthcare organizations and other stakeholders to address physician burnout and stress, among other measures, as a means to improve patient safety… Read more »

Gluten-Free: Healthy diet, harmful fad? Or just another boon for food companies.

The News: Celiac disease is real, but there’s little evidence to support non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS), according to MedPage. A new post on Science-Based Medicine argues that the dietary fad is far… Read more »

McConnell willing to hold Senate vote on bipartisan health deal if Trump endorses, but what are the odds of passage?

The News: Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the majority leader, said on Sunday (October 22, 2017) that he would be willing to bring a bipartisan proposal to stabilize health insurance… Read more »

Study suggests patients less likely to die if surgeon is female; more patient-centered care and superior communication the likely reason.

The News: Women have long struggled for equal recognition in the male-dominated medical profession, but a new study suggests that female surgeons may have the upper–and possibly steadier–hand. Patients who… Read more »

Week’s opening stock roundup: gainers include Novocure, Steadymed; but Corvus, NewLink rocked

Here to start your trading week are the major movers from last week and where they stand this morning: Novocure (Nasdaq: NVCR) led advancing issues, soaring $3.25, or 40% over the… Read more »