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Medical News Today: Older adults who drink tea are less likely to be depressed

Previous research has suggested that there is a link between depression and tea drinking. Now, a new study is investigating this relationship further. Depression is common among older adults, with 7% of those over the age of 60 years reporting “major depressive disorder.” Accordingly, research is underway to identify possible causes, which include genetic predisposition,… Read More »

A bunch of people in tech are setting resolutions to spend less time using tech

Getty Images One of the most common resolutions this New Year’s? For many of us, it’s to spend less time staring at a screen, and far more pursuing new hobbies and personal relationships that don’t involve technology. Somewhat ironically, a CNBC search found that top social media sites including Twitter and Facebook are littered with… Read More »

At-home hospital care costs less, uses fewer tests, Annals study finds

Dive Brief: The average total cost of care provided to patients at-home instead of in the hospital was 38% less costly, according to a recent study in the Annals of Internal Medicine that sought to compare costs and outcomes of hospital-level care provided at home and in the hospital. Home patients were readmitted less frequently… Read More »

Modifier Gene May Explain Why Some with Cystic Fibrosis are Less Prone to Infection

Cystic fibrosis is caused by an inherited mutation in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene. Due to this mutation, the CFTR protein doesn’t embed in cell membranes to form a channel for chlorine ions the way it should. As a result, mucus-producing cells secrete a thicker-than-normal mucus that can create blockages in the lungs and… Read More »

Stop fearmongering about ‘Medicare for All.’ Most families would pay less for better care. – USA TODAY

opinion Donald M. Berwick Opinion contributor Published 3:15 AM EDT Oct 22, 2019 With costs rising painfully, insurance companies denying care and nearly 30 million people still uninsured, America desperately needs an honest health policy discussion. That’s why it has been so disappointing over the past several weeks to watch multiple candidates parrot right-wing attacks on “Medicare… Read More »