Friday , June 25 2021

Brainstorm Health: Prescription Heroin, joy of cooking, health care costs

US growth in health care costs is slowing. The federal government predicts that growth in US spending on health (ie medical inflation measure) remained modest in 2017, an increase of 3.9% to $ 3.5 trillion. This was associated with relatively low increase in patient treatment costs and retail drugs prescription, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. However, the agency also predicts that in 2018 the cost of health care will be a spike of 5.3%. (Reuters)

Joy retraction. (In) famous study of food researcher Brian Wansink of the alleged ill-health in popular recipes joy of cooking table has been involved Annals of Internal Medicine, which refers to problems with the data presented in the study. Wansink said that the issues cited relatively minor; but this is not the first study will be drawn into it because of concerns over data accuracy. (Associated Press)

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