10 big medical myths, busted

A recent meta-analysis in the journal eLife identified nearly 400 routine practices that have been debunked by studies in leading medical journals. Writing for the New York Times, Gina Kolata rounds up 10 "of the most notable findings."

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The boy 'was quickly running out of options.' Then, researchers brought in the zebrafish.

A boy living with a rare genetic condition was almost 'out of options' when a genetically engineered zebrafish saved his life—a medical feat that his doctors say demonstrates precision medicine's potential to treat disorders besides cancer, Sharon Begley reports for STAT News.

Warren calls on Gottlieb to resign from Pfizer's board

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), who is seeking the 2020 Democratic nomination for president, on Monday called on former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb to resign from his new post on Pfizer's board of directors, saying Gottlieb's decision to take the position "smacks of corruption."

Weekend reads: The case for taking Friday off (indefinitely)

Why it's so hard to get the USB in on the first try; Canadian girl publishes paper on what hand dryers might do to children's hearing; and more.

New Hampshire has bet big on hospital price transparency. What does its experience mean for Trump's plan?

President Trump last week released a controversial executive order requiring hospitals across the country to disclose the negotiated rates they set with insurers, but New Hampshire's experience with a price transparency site suggests the practice may not lead to major savings, Melanie Evans reports for the Wall Street Journal.

1 in 4 hospitals aren’t properly handling 'never events,' says Leapfrog

Roughly one in four hospitals do not meet the Leapfrog Group's standard for appropriately responding to a "never event," according to a Leapfrog report released Thursday.

Around the nation: Baltimore-area hospitals give $2M to provide housing, support for up to 400 patients

The two-year pilot, which also will be supported by federal Medicaid funds, is intended to demonstrate that providing housing can lead to reduced overall health spending, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Maryland, and Michigan.

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