Medications

Addiction intervention in hospital is a 'reachable moment'

Patients who meet an addiction medicine consult team while they're in the hospital are twice as likely to participate in treatment for substance use disorder after they go home, according to new research.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

In Burundi, 1,800 dead as malaria 'epidemic' rages: UN

Malaria has killed more than 1,800 people in Burundi this year, the UN's humanitarian agency says, a death toll rivalling a deadly Ebola outbreak in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.

Health

The uncalculated costs of global health insecurity

In the last decade, the United States has played a leading funder role in the preparedness and responses to global infectious outbreaks and the delivery of basic healthcare in developing countries. The proposed aid cuts in ...

Oncology & Cancer

New tool for cancer patients measures the stress of expenses

For many patients, the uncertainty and stress that can come with cancer treatment is compounded by what is now known as "financial toxicity," the anxiety and distress that follow health care and medication expenses, often ...

Health

Researchers study elder financial exploitation factors

Researchers at the University of Wyoming are lifting the veil on elder financial exploitation—trying to identify red flags that could foretell and prevent shattered familial relationships and broken hearts.