Health

Surgery won't fix my chronic back pain, so what will?

This week's ABC Four Corners episode Pain Factory highlighted that our health system is failing Australians with chronic pain. Patients are receiving costly, ineffective and risky care instead of effective, low-risk treatments ...

Medications

Pharmacy researchers examine trends in rising cost of medicine

Newly published research from the University of Houston College of Pharmacy reveals an alarming trend in diabetic medication expenditures. While pharmaceutical spending in the U.S. has long been recognized as higher than ...

Medications

An effective treatment for COVID-19 is underused, research shows

A safe and effective medication designed to prevent mild-to-moderate COVID-19 infections from becoming more dangerous has been available for almost two years. But recent studies have shown many patients eligible for the drug—Paxlovid—haven't ...

Health

Why Trump's surgeon general is fighting big medical bills

Former US surgeon general Jerome Adams was stuck with an eye-watering medical bill of nearly $5,000 after being treated for a simple case of dehydration following an overnight stay at an Arizona hospital last January.

Attention deficit disorders

One in 10 U.S. school-age kids have ADHD report finds

About 1 in every 10 U.S. children ages 5 to 17 has been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to the latest government statistics.

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