News tagged with health care costs

Engineers design glass implant that can grow new bone

Sometimes medical advances don't come from the medical field at all. Engineers at the Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla have designed a super-strong glass implant with a scaffolding-like structure that ...

Aug 27, 2013
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Doctors say cancer drug costs are too high

More than 100 doctors from around the world have signed a letter decrying the high cost of cancer drugs which reach $100,000 per year or more, and calling for pharmaceutical companies to ease prices.

Apr 26, 2013
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Smartphone app helps mentally ill persons

"On top of the world, or in the depths of despair" describes what doctors denote as Bipolar Disorder. Patients' moods change between episodes of depression and mania. The Cluster of Excellence "Cognitive Interaction Technology" ...

Nov 12, 2012
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Proper diet and exercise to limit diabetes epidemic

The number of diabetics worldwide is exploding. In response, the largest study of its kind to date is set to investigate type-2 diabetes prevention through diet, exercise and lifestyle. Eight EU nations, along with New Zealand, ...

Oct 02, 2013
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