Health

Drug cost legislation gets a push from White House

The White House is ramping up its push to get a bill through Congress that curbs prescription drug costs, feeling a new urgency as the impeachment investigation advances amid the 2020 election campaign.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Medicare spends more than $6 billion on secondary fractures

(HealthDay)—Medicare could save billions of dollars if secondary fractures could be prevented with improved osteoporosis screening, according to a new National Osteoporosis Foundation report conducted by Milliman.

Oncology & Cancer

11 percent of cancers detected via emergency visit

About 11 percent of cancers are diagnosed following an emergency department visit, according to a study presented at the 12th AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Cerebrovascular risk factors may up risk for Parkinson disease

(HealthDay)—Most cerebrovascular risk factors are associated with an increased risk for subsequent diagnosis of Parkinson disease, according to a study published online Aug. 29 in the Annals of Neurology.

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