Healthcare Economy

Swiss Women and Australian Men Live Longer on Average Than Anyone Else

Swiss women live longer in general than any other group of men or women -- some 79.03 years -- according to a new review of average lifespans in 15 major ...
Read Full Story »

Americans Spend Almost $150 Billion a Year on Illicit Drugs

Drug-users in the United States spent almost $150 billion on cocaine (including crack), marijuana (both legal and otherwise), heroin, and methamphetamine in 2016, the most recent year for which statistics ...
Read Full Story »

How Do You Know When Your Irritated Skin Is Actually This Serious Disease?

August is Psoriasis Awareness Month. Psoriasis is one of the most common skin diseases, afflicting about 2% to 3% of the population. Multiple genes contribute to the development of the ...
Read Full Story »

New Study: Healthy Lifestyle Is Even More Important for Preventing Dementia Than We Thought

Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia are a growing worldwide health problem, affecting some 50 million people around the globe, and it’s getting worse. An estimated 10 million people ...
Read Full Story »

This Is What Happens If You Swim in Toxic Lake Water

The State of New Jersey recently warned people not to swim in Lake Hopatcong, the state's largest. In fact, people have been told not to touch it. Large parts of ...
Read Full Story »

America’s Unsafe Medical Products

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued five new safety alerts since the end of July, four related to product recalls and an update to previously issued alerts ...
Read Full Story »

You May Be Surprised That This Is the Second Most Common Cancer in America

Most Americans have never heard of one of the most common forms of skin cancer -- one that’s about five times more common than melanoma, and is estimated to kill ...
Read Full Story »

New Study: Drop in Heart Disease and Stroke Deaths Is Over

One primary reason that longevity in the United States has grown for decades is more effective treatments for cardiovascular disease. That has, among other things, lowered the number of deaths ...
Read Full Story »

America’s Unsafe Medical Products

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued six new safety alerts since mid-July, four related to product recalls and two safety communications, one of which is related to ...
Read Full Story »

Contaminated Drinking Water Affects a Frightening Number of California Communities

As many as a million Californians can’t drink the water that comes out of their tap. Most people have heard about the ongoing water crisis in Flint, Michigan, where civic ...
Read Full Story »

People in This City Can’t Sleep

In a new survey of 21 major cities conducted by Sleep Junkie, an online bedding merchant, the City of Brotherly Love was found to also be the City of Sleepness ...
Read Full Story »

These Older, Common Drugs Could Help Fight Cancer, New Study Says

The fight against cancer is one of the most important medical initiatives of our time, and almost weekly, it seems, some new therapy or freshly created medication is proposed as ...
Read Full Story »

US Opioid Disaster Has Cost State Governments an Estimated $130 Billion

The opioid epidemic in the United States affects every American, either directly or indirectly. More than 700,000 Americans have died from opioid overdoses, often leaving behind families trying to understand ...
Read Full Story »

Study: Fruits and Vegetables Are More Important to Your Health Than You Think

We’ve long known that fruit and vegetables are good for us in many ways, and the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends that they constitute half of what’s on our ...
Read Full Story »

10 Ways Old Age Is Better Now Than It Was 50 Years Ago

Part of the common wisdom about age is that older people are somehow getting younger. 70 is the new 60. 80 is the new 70. It is not unusual at ...
Read Full Story »