Tag Archives: Treatment

Cancer treatment choices may be skewed by financial incentives, study shows

Brief Published Jan. 4, 2019 Dive Brief: Physician treatment recommendations for cancer patients may be influenced by reimbursement incentives, according to a new study in JAMA Oncology. The authors analyzed 18 observational cohort studies on the association between reimbursement incentives and changes in reimbursement policy on cancer care delivery. Of those, 15 showed a link between… Read More »

Young people’s blood is being tested as a treatment for Parkinson’s

Blood from young people may have proteins with rejuvenating powersZoonar GmbH / Alamy Stock Photo By Alice Klein Blood from young adults is being trialled as a treatment for Parkinson’s disease by a firm that wants to use the therapy to target neurodegenerative conditions. Alkahest, a firm co-founded by Tony Wyss-Coray of Stanford University, California, has… Read More »

The Treatment Gap: In Rehab, ‘Two Warring Factions’: Abstinence vs. Medication

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Just past a cemetery along a country road, an addiction treatment center called JourneyPure at the River draws hundreds of patients a month who are addicted to opioids and other drugs. They divide their days between therapy sessions, songwriting, communing with horses and climbing through a treetop ropes course. After dinner, they’re… Read More »

Public Health England warns that improved treatment and testing rates for STIs in the UK could be imperilled by cuts

The authors place the post-AIDS increase in STIs within a historic context. Gonorrhoea cases in the UK have been recorded since 1918 and syphilis since 1922, when the UK’s network of free and confidential STI clinics was set up. This was after a Royal Commission on Venereal Diseases (as STIs used to be called) recommended… Read More »