Tag Archives: Finds

Investment in medical and health R&D not keeping up with needs of nation, report finds

Total U.S. investment in medical and health research and development grew by 6.4% from 2017 to 2018, reaching $ 194.2 billion. For the third straight year, the growth-rate of medical and health R&D investment outpaced the growth-rate of overall health spending. Yet R&D spending still represents only about 5 cents of every health dollar spent.… Read More »

Study finds racial disparities in culturally competent cancer care

Many non-white minority cancer survivors place importance on seeing doctors who share or understand their culture, but they are less likely than non-Hispanic whites to be able to do that, according to a new study from Harvard affiliated Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and University of Texas Southwestern. The study, which is one of the first nationally representative studies… Read More »

Sad, shocking: Inquiry finds Australia neglects older people

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – An inquiry into Australia’s providers of care for the elderly has found they fail to adequately look after the country’s old and vulnerable citizens, in a scathing assessment of the industry. The public investigation into mistreatment of the elderly in Australia’s A$ 20 billion ($ 14 billion) aged-care industry that began in… Read More »