Medical economics

Trump order seeks disclosure of hospital prices

President Donald Trump will sign an executive order Monday that calls for upfront disclosure by hospitals of actual prices for common tests and procedures to help keep costs down, administration officials said.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Combination of drugs may combat deadly drug-resistant fungus

As health officials in New Jersey, Illinois and New York State scramble to contain the spread of a highly infectious and deadly fungus, microbiologists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) have shown that a combination ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Salmonella resistant to antibiotics of last resort found in US

Researchers from North Carolina State University have found a gene that gives Salmonella resistance to antibiotics of last resort in a sample taken from a human patient in the U.S. The find is the first evidence that the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Congo pastor likely sparked Ebola outbreak spread to Uganda

The Congolese pastor who is thought to have caused the Ebola outbreak's spread into Uganda was unknown to health officials before he died of the disease, the World Health Organization's emergencies chief said Thursday. That ...

page 1 from 23