Health

Medicaid expansion improves access to postpartum care

Study comparing Utah and Colorado finds Medicaid expansion helped prevent new mothers from losing coverage to the "postpartum coverage cliff," with implications for reducing maternal mortality.

Genetics

New genetic cause of epilepsy found

Researchers from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute have contributed to a decades-long global effort that has revealed two new gene mutations that cause a rare type of epilepsy.

Diabetes

Medicaid expansion has positive effect on diabetes management

(HealthDay)—Medicaid expansion has significant positive effects on self-reported diabetes management, with substantial improvements seen in states with large diabetes populations, according to a study published online Oct. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Genes tell the story of how the Asian tiger mosquito spread

Over the last 40 years, the Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus, has invaded every continent thanks to the transportation of its eggs via human trade and transportation. Researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical ...

Health

Medicaid expansion may prevent child neglect, study shows

More than 4 million reports of child maltreatment involving about 7.5 million children were made in 2017 to Child Protective Services. While much work has been done to reduce these high rates of child abuse and neglect in ...

Health

Medicaid enrollment reduces disease-related deaths

A University of Michigan study on the connection between expanded Medicaid coverage and mortality rates finds that a sizable number of people are alive today because of the coverage.

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