The New York Times reports on how the changing environment of the health care sector supports the merging and combining of hospitals and doctor groups. Meanwhile, Bloomberg reports that Aetna is prepared to go to court to proceed with its proposed takeover of Humana.
Overall profits for insurers were down because of higher payouts, the Commonwealth Fund reports. Also in the news, a look at how hospitals might trim insurance costs and many Minnesota residents may be missing health insurance subsidies.
The agreement postpones for a year implementation of federal rules that require Massachusetts to switch to a smaller set of factors that can be considered in setting rates. Also, a study examines the health law's surcharge on smokers, and new details come out about the closing of the Illinois insurance co-op.
Covered California, the state’s health insurance exchange, says that its premiums will balloon by a statewide average of 13.2 percent next year — more than triple the roughly 4 percent increases in each of the previous two years.
Researchers in Brazil announced Thursday the "presence of the Zika virus" in Culex mosquitoes (the common house mosquito) in the eastern city of Recife. These findings were released with a word of caution, saying "the obtained data will require additional studies in order to assess the potential participation of Culex in the spread of Zika and […]
In another startling Zika development, the first case of female-to-male sexual transmission of the Zika virus has occurred in New York City, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Friday. Up until now, it was thought that the only likely route of sexual transmission was male-to-female or male-to-male.
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) today released its complete 17th annual multi-specialty statistical data indicating a 12% overall increase in cosmetic procedures performed in the United States in 2013. More than 11 million cosmetic surgical and nonsurgical procedures were performed by board-certified plastic surgeons, dermatologist […]
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) today released its annual procedural statistics reporting that 15.1 million cosmetic surgery procedures, including both minimally-invasive and surgical, were performed in the United States in 2013, up 3 percent since 2012. In addition, 5.7 million reconstructive surgery procedures were performed last year, up 2 […]
First systematic review finds evidence on facial exercises lacking Facial exercises have been touted as a less invasive and less expensive alternative to traditional facial rejuvenation procedures, but do they really work? To evaluate the efficacy of this nonmedical approach to facial revitalization, researchers from Belgium systematically reviewed the medic […]
This week, Harley Street beauty expert Lesley Reynolds weeds through the glut of anti-ageing lotions and potions to pick the creams, procedures and gadgets that will really tackle the signs of ageing When it comes to turning back time should we pick the bottle or the needle When it comes to turning back time, should we […] The post Serum Vs Botox: which win […]
Starting Jan. 1, I am going to eat right, exercise regularly, and lose this weight once and for all.” Sound familiar? The No. 1 New Year’s resolution is to lose weight, and for good reason: 65% of American adults are overweight. To make matters worse, many people are carrying a few recently added pounds from […] The post Resolved to Lose Weight? 10 Ways to M […]
Yes, what you put on your plate might be affecting what you see in the mirror. But how? “Poor-quality foods, like trans fats, cause inflammation — and aging is basically a chronic inflammatory state,” says Timothy Harlan, MD. He is assistant professor of medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. “Can you look older because […] The post Is Your Diet A […]
Everyone knows about using Botox for frown lines on the forehead and Juvederm to camouflage the nasolabial folds and plump the lips, but there are literally dozens of lesser known uses of these products that produce amazing results! Botox Brow Lift – a few units of Botox placed judiciously just above the natural arch of […] The post Top 5 Pre-Holiday Non-Sur […]
Women with a high dietary acid load — typically associated with eating lots of protein but few vegetables — had a 56% higher risk for type 2 diabetes than women in the lowest quartile for dietary acid load, in a new analysis of the Étude epidémiologique auprès des femmes de la Mutuelle Générale de l’Education Nationale — […] The post High Dietary Acid Load […]
Botox may no longer be used to treat only wrinkles. The cure to prostate cancer may lie in the jab of a needle. Men with localized prostate cancer that has not spread beyond the prostate gland could benefit from the “freezing” effect a Botox injection could have on cancerous tumors, according to a recent clinical […] The post Botox Could Treat Prostate Cance […]
In a deal that could net Medytox up to $362 million, the Seoul-based company will license to Allergan exclusive global rights outside Korea to develop and commercialize unspecified neurotoxin product candidates now in development phases, including a potential liquid-injectable product, the companies said today. In return for the license, Allergan will pay Me […]