Health

Risk for severe maternal morbidity varies across neighborhoods

Severe maternal morbidity (SMM) is higher for women in ZIP codes with the highest concentration of poor blacks relative to wealthy whites, which is partially attributable to the delivery hospital, according to a study published ...

Medications

Big box pharmacies offer lowest cash prices for generic drugs

Compared with large chains, independent pharmacies and small chains had the highest cash prices for generic drugs and big-box pharmacies the lowest. Cash prices for brand-name drugs were similar across all types of retail ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

CDC: Measles cases reach 465 this year in the United States

(HealthDay)—The number of reported measles cases in the United States hit 465 as of April 4, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday. That is 78 more than in the previous week's update, CNN reported.

Oncology & Cancer

Thyroid cancer surges—is TMI responsible?

In most cases, the cause of thyroid cancer is unknown, according to Dr. David Goldenberg, chief of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at Penn State Health. But for years, the vast majority of his thyroid cancer patients ...