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Race, Economic Divides Emerge on Opioid Treatments

Dispensing pills

A new study highlights sharp differences by race and funding of prescriptions for buprenorphine, a promising treatment for opioid use disorder. . . . → Read More: Race, Economic Divides Emerge on Opioid Treatments

Trial Tests Diabetes Drug for Smoking Cessation

Luba Yammine and Joy Schmitz

A clinical trial began enrolling participants to test the ability of a drug approved for treating diabetes, to also help people stop smoking cigarettes . . . → Read More: Trial Tests Diabetes Drug for Smoking Cessation

Infographic – U.S. Leads in Unvaccinated for Measles

Chart: Unvaccinated children

New statistics from Unicef show far more children in the U.S. did not receive their first measles vaccine dose between 2010 and 2017 than children in other countries. . . . → Read More: Infographic – U.S. Leads in Unvaccinated for Measles

Lung Model Developed to Test E-Cigarettes, Hookah

Juul e-cigarette

A three-dimensional model of a human lung is being developed to test health effects of new trends in smoking, such as electronic cigarettes and hookahs. . . . → Read More: Lung Model Developed to Test E-Cigarettes, Hookah

Genetic Risk Analysis Shows Ethnic Bias

DNA puzzle

Techniques analyzing data from across the genome that reveal risks of diseases, better predict disorders in the main ethnicity of the population studied than other ethnic groups. . . . → Read More: Genetic Risk Analysis Shows Ethnic Bias

Federal Agency Holds A.I.-Health Outcomes Challenge

Artificial intelligence graphic

The U.S. agency directing Medicare and Medicaid is sponsoring a challenge competition to spur development of artificial intelligence to predict health care outcomes. . . . → Read More: Federal Agency Holds A.I.-Health Outcomes Challenge

FDA Chief Calls Teen Vaping an “Epidemic”

Scott Gottlieb at Brookings Institution

The commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration warned that the sharp rise in teen electronic cigarette use is an epidemic threatening the public health. . . . → Read More: FDA Chief Calls Teen Vaping an “Epidemic”

Commentary – Scott Gottlieb’s Legacy

Scott Gottlieb

During his tenure, FDA issued a number of guidance documents outlining regulatory processes and practices that streamline reviews, yet are still dictated by scientific evidence. . . . → Read More: Commentary – Scott Gottlieb’s Legacy

Apps Shown to Reduce Blood Pressure, Detect Diabetes

Woman with phone and laptop

Popular health apps on smartphones are shown in reviews of data from app users to help reduce blood pressure and screen for type 2 diabetes. . . . → Read More: Apps Shown to Reduce Blood Pressure, Detect Diabetes

Infographic – Fastest Growing Measles Outbreaks

Countries with measles outbreaks

Measles, a disease once considered by health authorities to be under control, is making a comeback in many places in the world. . . . → Read More: Infographic – Fastest Growing Measles Outbreaks