ge healthcare

GE Healthcare To Spend $300 Mn On Affordable Solutions In India

GE Healthcare will invest $300 million (Rs 1,996 crore) over five years to deliver affordable healthcare solutions across India, other South Asian countries and Africa. A subsidiary of US-based conglomerate General Electric, GE Healthcare delivers...
telemedicine

Are Virtual Doctor Visits Really Cost-Effective? Not So Much, Study Says

Consultations with doctors by phone or video conference appear to be catching on, with well over a million virtual visits reported in 2015. The convenience of “telehealth” appeals to patients, and the notion that it...
Trump And GOP

For Better Or Worse, Trump And GOP Now Own Health Care

Ownership of the Affordable Care Act has officially been transferred from President Barack Obama and Democrats in Congress to President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans, according to a new poll. In the monthly tracking poll...
tb vaccine

TB Vaccine Trial On Adults Begins In June

Pune-based institute to use novel recombinant BCG antigen. In June this year, the Pune-based Serum Institute of India Pvt. Limited will begin a Phase II/III vaccine trial for tuberculosis using a novel, recombinant BCG (bacillus...
End of Life Care

A Playbook For Managing Problems In The Last Chapter Of Your Life

CHICAGO — At least once a day, Dr. Lee Ann Lindquist gets an urgent phone call. “Mom fell and is in the hospital,” a concerned middle-aged son might report. “Dad got lost with the car, and we...
tuberculosis bacteria

Researchers use tiny 3-D spheres to combat tuberculosis

The team, which includes infection researchers, engineers and bioinformaticians in Southampton and University College London, have used an electrostatic encapsulation technique to make tiny 3D spheres within which human cells are infected with tuberculosis...
Health Care

GOP Has No Choice But To Keep Pushing Health Care Rock Up The Hill

This week’s effort to resurrect the GOP bill to overhaul the Affordable Care Act has apparently met the same end as the first try in March — not even a vote on the floor...
Hospice groups are teaming up with specially trained paramedics to deal with common problems that worried patients or families incorrectly think need hospital care.

For Some Hospice Patients, A 911 Call Saves A Trip To The ER

FORT WORTH, Texas — Her mother’s breathing had become labored in the wee hours of the night, during what would prove to be the Fort Worth woman’s final days living with lung cancer. Distraught,...
medicaid

In Deep-Blue State, Millions in Reddish Heartland Are Counting On Medicaid

FRESNO, Calif. — In 2012, when Jerry Goodwin showed up at a clinic with intense pain and swelling in his legs, doctors called for an ambulance even though the hospital was across the street....

Why LSD hallucinations last so long

Lysergic acid diethylamide–more commonly known as “LSD” or simply “acid”–is one of the longest lasting and most potent hallucinogens, but researchers have never understood why LSD’s effects linger for 12 hours or more. The...