More than 13% of Americans — about 34 million people — say a friend or family member recently passed away in the last five years after being unable to afford treatment for a condition, according to a new Gallup poll. Faculty Associate David Bishai is quoted.
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This week, Representatives Donna Shalala and Mary Gay Scanlon tried to elevate the need for swift action to support syringe service programs (SSPs) by hosting a briefing for members of the newly formed Freshmen Working Group on Addiction, a bipartisan effort among newly elected members of Congress to promote policies to end the overdose crisis […]
One way Elizabeth Warren wants to control health care spending in the United States is simple in principle: pay doctors and hospitals significantly less. But Pete Buttigieg, the South Bend, Ind., mayor, has another idea about how to regulate health care prices. Faculty Associate Gerard Anderson is quoted.
Authorities in North Korea are trying to prevent sexually transmitted diseases from entering the country and spreading by forcing citizens returning from China to undergo STD tests, according to residents. Faculty Associate Courtland Robinson is quoted.
In one of the more rigorous studies of its kind, researchers have found paracetamol use by pregnant women is linked to a higher risk of autism in their kids. Faculty Associate Xiaobin Wang co-authored the study.
Babies born to women who used acetaminophen late in pregnancy may be at increased risk of ADHD and autism spectrum disorder, a new study suggests. Faculty Associate Xiaobin Wang is quoted.
The Committee on Human Rights in North Korea is one of the fiercest critics of the Pyongyang regime in Washington, D.C. But a new report it commissioned has asked the international community to step up humanitarian aid efforts even as it castigates North Korea for its continued violations of human rights. The featured report is led […]
Childhood social isolation may increase the risk of having 2 or more lifetime psychotic experiences, and thus subsequent diagnosis of psychotic disorder, according to a study. Faculty Associate Pamela J. Surkan, a co-author of the paper, is featured.
Medicare patients treated by clinicians who are later banned for fraud and abuse are 14% to 17% more likely to die than patients treated by non-excluded clinicians. Faculty Associate Lauren Hersch Nicholas is quoted.
As opioids continue to claim hundreds of lives a month in Maryland, treatment advocates, politicians and others are making another push to permit drug use in certain places where it can be monitored and people can get connected to programs that address their addictions. Faculty Associate Susan Sherman is quoted.