Most nations grappling with increased healthcare cost trends

Dive Brief: The United States is not the only nation whose healthcare systems are under considerable price and inflation pressures, a new global medical trend rate report from Aon concludes. The gross global medical trend price increase will average 8% in 2020 (including general inflation), up from 7.8% this year, researchers found. General inflation will be be… Read More »

Must-Reads Of The Week From Brianna Labuskes

The Friday Breeze Newsletter editor Brianna Labuskes, who reads everything on health care to compile our daily Morning Briefing, offers the best and most provocative stories for the weekend. Happy Friday! A quick programming note before we dive into the week that was absolutely jampacked with news: The Friday Breeze is going on a little… Read More »

TwHF Herbal Remedy Effective For Rheumatoid Arthritis Joint Pain

Research has shown that the Chinese herbal remedy Triptergium wilfordii Hook F (TwHF), which is used to alleviate joint pain and reduce inflammation, functions as effectively as the standard drug treatment methotrexate, which is typically prescribed to deal with the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.[1] It was also found that a combination of the herbal remedy and… Read More »

GE Healthcare’s Artificial Intelligence FDA Cleared to Help Spot Collapsed Lung

September 12th, 2019 Medgadget Editors Radiology Admitted patients often have to wait a number of hours for a radiologist to review their chest X-ray, even though it may be marked as urgent or STAT. That’s because way too many are marked as such in most clinics. Pneumothorax, or collapsed lung, can go unnoticed in the… Read More »