Health

CDC: 8.8 percent uninsured in US in first half of 2018

(HealthDay)—In the first six months of 2018, 8.8 percent of U.S. individuals of all ages were uninsured, which was not significantly different from 2017, according to a report published Nov. 15 by the U.S. Centers for Disease ...

Oncology & Cancer

Medicare confirms payment for prostate cancer drug

(AP) -- Medicare officials confirmed Thursday that the program will cover the $93,000 price tag for prostate cancer drug Provenge, an innovative therapy that typically gives men suffering from an incurable stage of the disease ...

Medications

Sensor-equipped pill raises technological, ethical questions

The first drug with a sensor embedded in a pill that alerts doctors when patients have taken their medications was approved by the Food and Drug Administration, raiding issues involving privacy, cost, and whether patients ...

Genetics

Expert explains the true costs of genetic testing

From 23 and Me and Ancestry DNA to research laboratories, genome sequencing has become widely available, but better understanding is needed on when it should be used and whether it should be covered by health plans, says ...

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