A protein can boost blood stem cells, making them behave like those of younger people. Is it the key to harnessing young blood’s rejuvenating power?
Source: Old blood can be made young again and it might fight ageing | New Scientist
Two Advisory Board research leaders discuss the current state of precision medicine – and what it will take for genomics to become part of routine care.
Source: 5 big challenges to utilizing genomic data for precision medicine | Healthcare IT News
Here are the problems with the House plan to repeal and replace Obamacare.
Source: The Failures of the American Health Care Act – Reason.com
When you spend your own money on yourself, you try to maximize quality while minimizing cost. When you’re spending other people’s money on other people, you aren’t concerned with either quality or cost.
Source: Why Single-Payer Health Care Delivers Poor Quality at High Cost | Foundation for Economic Education
A woman in her 80s has become the first person to be successfully treated with induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells. A slither of laboratory-made retinal cells has protected her eyesight, fighting her age-related macular degeneration – a common form of progressive blindness.
Source: Vision saved by first induced pluripotent stem cell treatment | New Scientist
“We think we should be offering more assistance than the bill currently does,” Ryan tells Fox News Sunday
Source: US Republicans working on Medicaid, tax credit changes, Paul Ryan says
Traders are worried that Repatha isn’t effective enough to justify the drug’s hefty price tag of over $14,500 per year.
Source: Amgen’s cholesterol-fighting drug disappoints, shares drop
Limiting the length of opioid prescriptions isn’t inhumane. It could save lives.
Source: The risk of a single 5-day opioid prescription, in one chart – Vox
No one should need to opt out of health care to stay above water
Source: What Republicans Don’t Understand About Health Care – MTV