Obesity in America, in 6 charts

Obesity costs the U.S. health care system an estimated $147 billion a year—and those costs will only climb as nearly half of adults are projected to have obesity by 2030, according to a recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine. See the latest obesity trends, charted.

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Google's AI beats doctors at detecting breast cancer. (Except when it doesn't.)

Google has developed an artificial intelligence system that has shown, in some cases, it can detect breast cancer better than radiologists, according to a study published recently in Nature.

One week into 2020, drugmakers have announced nearly 450 price hikes

Several drugmakers this year already have announced they are increasing the list prices for nearly 450 drugs sold in the United States, according to pharmaceutical companies and analyses of drug pricing data.

Around the nation: California company announces sale of dual alcohol-marijuana breath analyzer

Mike Lynn, founder and CEO of Hound Labs, said the breath analyzer can detect whether someone has ingested tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, within the past two to three hours, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California and Massachusetts.

There's a 25% pay gap in medicine. Here's how Mayo almost closed it.

A Mayo Clinic analysis of the organization's salary-only compensation model shows that the model helped Mayo reduce gender pay inequity in the vast majority of cases.

CDC has finally identified the main culprit for vaping-linked illnesses

As the number of reported vaping-linked lung illnesses has eclipsed 2,500, CDC researchers are narrowing in on a likely cause for the vast majority of cases.