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Even $10 increase in Medicaid payments helps erase disparities in care access, study says

Dive Brief: Financial incentives can influence who a physician decides to treat and their patients’ overall health, a study from the National Bureau of Economic Research found. Even a slight uptick in Medicaid reimbursement can improve school attendance as well, driving down the rate of chronic absenteeism. The paper estimates that a $ 10 increase… Read More »

Type 2 diabetes: Skipping this meal even once a week may increase your risk says study

Type 2 diabetes is a life-long condition that requires daily upkeep to prevent the condition from spiralling. The condition occurs when poor insulin production fails to control rising blood sugar levels. If left untreated, the condition can pose serious health risks including stroke and heart disease. Neglecting certain activities can greatly increase the risk of… Read More »

Dr Miriam Stoppard: Sex can be the cure for a throbbing head… and even a cold

Years ago when I suffered badly with migraine I discovered that sex brought almost ­instant relief. I often wondered why, and figured the hormones ­released during arousal, such as ­oxytocin, the love hormone, were ­responsible for the cure. Well, recently there’s been quite a buzz on online forums about people feeling sexy when they’re ill.… Read More »

Even among the insured, cost of illness can be devastating, Harvard-backed poll finds

Despite the Affordable Care Act’s much-touted expansion of health coverage in the U.S., a first-ever poll of America’s seriously ill demonstrates that insurance alone isn’t enough to protect against the high cost of care. The poll showed that though 91 percent of respondents had health insurance, 53 percent of those with insurance had trouble paying… Read More »