Medical economics

One-third of U.S. physicians report ever being sued

Nearly one-third of U.S. physicians (31.2 percent) in 2022 reported they had previously been sued, according to new research released by the American Medical Association.


Lenient gun laws pose threat to public safety

Children in states with minimal firearm policies have a significantly higher death rate compared to those in states with strict gun laws, according to a new national study. The research will be presented at the Pediatric ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Scientists tie obesity to Alzheimer's-related genes

In a new study, researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) link obesity with 21 Alzheimer's disease-related genes, providing a potential mechanistic explanation for ...


Researchers clarify role of blood cell mutations in disease

More than 10% of older adults develop somatic (non-inherited) mutations in blood stem cells that can trigger explosive, clonal expansions of abnormal cells, increasing the risk for blood cancer and cardiovascular disease.

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