The 13 biggest threats to global health, according to WHO

The World Health Organization recently released a list of 13 urgent health challenges the world will face over the next decade, including tackling climate change, preparing for pandemics, increasing access to treatment, and more.

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Between life and death: What a neurologist learned when his brother-in-law fell into a coma

In neurology, there's a "middle ground" between life and death that providers and patients' family members alike struggle to navigate—but a new subspecialty could help improve communication around patients' care, Joseph Stern, a neurologist who's found himself on both the provider and family side of these difficult brain injuries, writes for the New York Times' "Well."

After months of Medicare-for-All, Rx drug prices edge into Democratic presidential debate

Candidates seeking the 2020 Democratic nomination for president again sparred over so-called "Medicare-for-All" proposals during Tuesday's primary debate, but some also shared their proposals for address rising prescription drug prices—an issue that's been top of mind for voters but that hasn't gotten much air time in previous debates.

Hospitals just sued (again) to block 2020 site-neutral payment cuts

The American Hospital Association, the Association of American Medical Colleges, and several hospitals on Monday sued HHS over the 2020 site-neutral payment cuts after a judge late last year rejected a similar lawsuit, saying the request was premature.

Around the nation: Mayo data platform eyes drug discovery

The Clinic's data analytics platform will set up cloud containers with de-identified patient data that providers, payers, and drugmakers outside of Mayo can access via an application, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Colorado, Minnesota, and South Carolina.

'A crisis': Why do antibiotics companies keep going 'belly up'?

Despite the imperative to develop new antibiotic treatments, the companies seeking to make them are struggling to stay afloat amid poor returns.

The mysterious Chinese coronavirus was just detected outside of China

On Monday, Thai authorities announced that a 61-year-old woman from Wuhan has been quarantined in Thailand with the virus, marking the first case of the virus being detected outside of China, STAT News reports. Thai Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul emphasized that the woman "was infected with the virus from outside Thailand."

CMS: Fewer ACOs signed up for MSSP—but more are taking on downside risk

CMS Administrator Seema Verma on Friday announced that a new report shows that fewer ACOs are participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program, though more participants are assuming two-sided risk, and Medicare net spending increased among Next Generation ACO participants during the model's first two performance years.