Healthcare Economy

Opioid Crisis Has Cost US Economy $631 Billion

In the four-year period between 2015 and 2018, opioid abuse cost the U.S. economy at least $631 billion. The human cost between 1999 and 2017 totaled nearly 400,000 lives lost. ...
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America’s Unsafe Medical Products

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued four new safety alerts in the past week, three related to product recalls and one product safety communication related to the use ...
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US Gun Deaths Are a ‘Worsening Epidemic’ and in These 4 States by Over 50%

Between 1999 and 2014, U.S. firearms deaths totaled 487,627. From 2014 through 2017, firearms were the means in another 114,683 deaths. The death rate from firearms rose from 10.5 per ...
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US Wastes $760 to $935 Billion Annually on Health Care

Nearly 25% of U.S. spending on health care is wasted, according to a new study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Health care accounted for ...
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6 Vaccines All Americans Need to Ask Their Doctor About

The process of vaccination dates back to China in the 10th century. In the 19th century, Louis Pasteur, the French scientist, pioneered research that made the process more widespread and ...
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America’s Unsafe Medical Products

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued seven new safety alerts in the final two weeks of September, six related to product recalls and one safety communication related to ...
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Is Vaping as Dangerous as Mustard Gas?

As of Wednesday, 17 deaths in the United States have been linked to a lung disease associated with the use of e-cigarettes. As of last week, the U.S. Centers for ...
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A Drop in Income Might Scramble Your Brain

That experiencing a decline in income might upset somebody is a no-brainer, but new research from the American Academy of Neurology suggests that it might literally affect the brain in ...
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America’s Unsafe Medical Products

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued nine new safety alerts in the first two weeks of September, six related to product recalls, two safety communications, and one consumer-focused ...
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Rates of Autism and ADHD Are Increasing Significantly for U.S. Kids

Between 2009 and 2017, the percentage of American children and teens aged 3 to 17 who were diagnosed with developmental disabilities rose almost 2 percentage points, to almost 18% from ...
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America’s Unsafe Medical Products

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued eight new safety alerts in the month of August, four related to product recalls, one a product warning and three product safety ...
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New Study Finds Dangerous Plastics in Children’s Bodies

Huge islands of plastics have been found in several places in the world's oceans. Other deposits have been found in fish which swim in the deepest parts of the same ...
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Even 2 Minutes of Exercise a Week Might Lessen Risk of Dementia

According to the Department of Health and Human Services, most healthy adults should get at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic exercise a ...
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This Is How to Protect Yourself Against the Flu, According to Doctors

The influenza season officially runs from October to as late as May each year. Activity peaks around the end of the year and into January. Doctors and public health care ...
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Exercising While on This Kind of Diet May Weaken Your Bones

Calorie-restricted diets are something of a trend these days. This might mean consuming as little as 1,200 calories a day (the average in the U.S. is 2,745 for males, 1,833 ...
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