Tag Archives: Research

Research Roundup: Surprise Bills, ACOs and Mental Health Care

Each week, KHN compiles a selection of recently released health policy studies and briefs. JAMA Internal Medicine: Assessment Of Out-Of-Network Billing For Privately Insured Patients Receiving Care In In-Network Hospitals  Although surprise medical bills are receiving considerable attention from lawmakers and the news media, to date there has been little systematic study of the incidence… Read More »

Cancer and nutrition research: How best to move it forward – Medical News Today

In the past few decades, a number of studies have suggested a link between dietary habits and the development of cancer. However, much of this research has been unable to move beyond observing links. Now, specialists in cancer and nutrition suggest a way forward. At a recent conference, specialists discussed ways of taking cancer and… Read More »

More women using cannabis daily before and during pregnancy, research finds

The number of women using cannabis in the year before they get pregnant and early in their pregnancies is increasing, and their frequency of use is also rising, according to new data from Kaiser Permanente. The research, published July 19, 2019, in JAMA Network Open, examined self-reported cannabis use among 276,991 pregnant women (representing 367,403… Read More »

Ovarian and breast cancer research finds new ways BRCA1 gene functions

Research led by the University of Birmingham has found important new ways that the BRCA1 gene functions which could help develop our understanding of the development of ovarian and breast cancers. The research, published in Nature today, was led by experts at the University of Birmingham’s Birmingham Centre for Genome Biology and Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences and… Read More »

Harvard Medical School Dean George Daley voices concerns about new Trump administration restrictions on use of fetal tissue in research

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced new restrictions on government-funded research conducted on fetal tissue. The department said it would end such research conducted at the National Institutes of Health and terminate a $ 2 million contract it had for similar work conducted at the University of California… Read More »