Overweight & Obesity

Obesity costs South Africa billions. We did the math

Globally, it is widely acknowledged that obesity-related conditions and their complications add hugely to health care costs and productivity losses. In turn this adds a large burden on individuals, their families and on governments.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Aduhelm: Will Medicare cover the controversial Alzheimer's drug?

(HealthDay)—Following a months-long and unprecedented review, Medicare officials expect to announce within the next couple of weeks whether the program will cover the controversial Alzheimer's drug Aduhelm. The drug's ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Sustained investment is needed to eliminate hepatitis C by 2030

A new national report released today highlights a decline in hepatitis C testing and treatment uptake, putting Australia at risk of not achieving its target of eliminating hepatitis C as a public health threat by 2030.

Health

2018 health care spending up due to higher prices

Average employer-sponsored insurance spending rose to $5,892 per person in 2018, according to the Health Care Cost Institute annual Health Care Cost and Utilization Report.

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