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New studies are estimating spending on COVID-19

In a new report published by the Brookings Institution, Matthew Fiedler, Ph.D. ’13 , a fellow in economic studies at the USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy, and Zirui Song, M.D. ’10, Ph.D. ’12, assistant professor of health care policy in the Blavatnik Institute at Harvard Medical School, estimate national health care spending for COVID-19 care and… Read More »

Double the number of women suffer from dementia — so why are even the lab rats in brain studies male?

Depression, stroke and dementia are twice as common in women as in men. Among Alzheimer’s patients, 70 per cent are female. But according to Lynn Posluns, the driving force behind the first “Women’s Brain Health Day,” launched this week, most research on these disorders focus on only one gender — right down to the mice… Read More »

Geisinger studies show AI deep learning model helping cardiologists detect AFib

Artificial intelligence technology based on a deep learning model could help cardiologists predict irregular heart rhythms, known as atrial fibrillation, before it develops. WHY IT MATTERSThat’s the conclusion drawn from two studies to be presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2019 and conducted by Geisinger researchers. A team of scientists trained a neural… Read More »

Genetic studies suggest alcohol isn’t linked to breast cancer afterall

By Clare Wilson Breast cancer may not be linked to heavy drinkingKlaus Vedfelt/Getty Could the health risks from booze be overblown? A new study has found that low levels of alcohol do not cause cancer, and even heavy drinking doesn’t cause breast cancer – contrary to official UK warnings. The question of how much alcohol… Read More »

15 studies retracted due to fears they used Chinese prisoners’ organs

By Clare Wilson Campaigners say organs are being taken from prisoners in ChinaGetty Fifteen studies about transplanted organs by researchers in China have been retracted this month due to concerns the work may have used organs from executed prisoners. Three other papers have been the subject of expressions of concern for the same reason, according… Read More »