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Aspirin and breast cancer risk: How a wonder drug may become more wonderful

Aspirin has been called a wonder drug. And it’s easy to see why. It’s inexpensive, its side effects are well-known and generally minor. And since it was developed in the 1890s, it’s been shown to provide a number of potential benefits, such as relieving pain, bringing down a fever, and preventing heart attacks and strokes.… Read More »

Black children in the US more likely to die from surgery complications

By Jason Arunn Murugesu Black people in the US are known to have worse surgical outcomes than white peopleER Productions Limited/Getty Images Black children in the US are twice as likely to die from certain emergency surgeries as white children. Brittany Willer at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, and her colleagues looked at US… Read More »

Hospitals charge privately insured patients 250% more than those on Medicare. The gap is growing.

Dive Brief: Privately insured patients pay 247% more at hospitals on average than Medicare patients for the same care, according to a new study by nonprofit think tank RAND. The study, based on 2018 data, shows the gap is increasing from 2017 and 2016, which saw disparities of 230% and 224%, respectively. If private payers had… Read More »