With the discovery of 23 mummies underneath a Lithuanian church, researchers are examining the history of diseases that affected our ancestors in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries—and are gaining new insights on how to tackle those diseases today, Nicholas St. Fleur writes for the New York Times.
The $20 million gift will help support research into hearing loss, hearing impairment, and balance disorders, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Illinois, Massachusetts, and Ohio.
Under an Institute for Healthcare Improvement initiative, a group of health care organizations asked providers and staff, "If you could break or change any rule in service of a better care experience for patients or staff, what would it be?" These were their responses.
FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb says the agency "will continue to take regulatory steps when we see situations where an opioid product's risks outweigh its benefits, not only for its intended patient population but also in regard to its potential for misuse and abuse."
The researchers found that surgically removing all surrounding lymph nodes in melanoma patients does not improve survival—a finding that "should be construed as practice-changing," Daniel Coit, a surgical oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, wrote in an accompanying editorial.
HHS Secretary Tom Price in back-to-back congressional hearings Thursday on the Trump administration's fiscal year 2018 HHS budget proposal declined to say whether the administration would continue paying insurers for cost-sharing subsidies under the Affordable Care Act.