Alcohol was linked to at least 740,000 new cases of seven different cancers in 2020, according to a study published in Lancet Oncology, Susan Brink reports for NPR's "Goats and Soda." Explore how alcohol is linked with each cancer on our interactive chart.
As the delta variant spreads rapidly in the United States, officials announced Tuesday that multiple Congressional and White House staffers, as well as at least one member of Congress, have tested positive for the coronavirus—despite being vaccinated.
Research is mixed on the efficacy and feasibility of programs aimed at addressing patients' social determinants of health to improve outcomes and lower overall health care costs. Writing for Kaiser Health News/Modern Healthcare, Phil Galewitz explores how health systems are navigating this lack of clarity—and trying to invest in the programs that actually work.
In 2011, IBM's supercomputer, known as Watson, looked like it could be the future of artificial intelligence. But after a number of stumbles—especially in the health care industry—IBM is redefining, and potentially reinvigorating, what Watson can do, Steve Lohr reports for the New York Times.
The Association of American Medical Colleges urged medical schools and teaching hospitals to enact Covid-19 vaccine mandates for their employees, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from the District of Columbia and Indiana.