Week in Review

Top highlights include: study shows low-dose aspirin increases bleeding in the skull, judge blocks new liver transplant policy, and ‘zombie cells’ may play role in aging.

By Suzanne R. Ferguson • May 17, 2019

Top highlights include: pharma companies must reveal drug prices in TV ads, measles infect record high number in Europe, and Mayo Clinic launches publishing imprint.

By Suzanne R. Ferguson • May 10, 2019

Top highlights include: FDA approves first vaccine for dengue fever, UBiome under FBI investigation, and there’s a new Mayo Clinic CEO in Arizona.

By Suzanne R. Ferguson • May 3, 2019

Top highlights include: FDA reviewing surgical staples. U.S. measles outbreak continues, and Mayo Clinic considered a top place to work by Becker’s Hospital Review.

By Suzanne R. Ferguson • April 26, 2019

Top highlights include: FDA halts the sales of vaginal mesh, NASA twins show the effects of space flight, and Forbes names Mayo Clinic as one of America’s best employers.

By Suzanne R. Ferguson • April 19, 2019

Top highlights include: measles cases continue to climb, study finds telemedicine linked to more antibiotics, and Mayo Clinic looks at the promise of patient-generated data.

By Suzanne R. Ferguson • April 12, 2019

Top highlights include: study finds bad diets are worse than smoking; Amazon Alexa is now HIPAA-compliant; Mayo collaboration researching the possibility of using blood, saliva and urine to detect cancer; artificial intelligence may be able to detect coronary-artery disease just by listening to your voice.

By Suzanne R. Ferguson • April 5, 2019

Top highlights include: Duke whistleblower gets settlement in research fraud case, Centene purchasing WellCare to create a large ACA insurer, and a new study shows the removal of ‘zombie’ cells in mice reduces the severity of diabetes.

By Suzanne R. Ferguson • March 29, 2019

Top highlights include: Daily low-dose aspirin no longer recommended, new Mayo Clinic ad campaign introduced and Newsweek releases their list for the 10 best hospitals.

By Suzanne R. Ferguson • March 22, 2019

Top highlights include: Declines in newspaper circulations, a call for a global moratorium on human germline editing, and the US News & World Report’s best medical school rankings.

By Suzanne R. Ferguson • March 15, 2019

Top highlights include: U.S. deaths from alcohol, drugs and suicide hit highest level on record, study finds new link between sleep apnea and Alzheimer’s disease, and hope for pancreatic cancer diagnosis and treatment.

By Suzanne R. Ferguson • March 8, 2019

Top highlights include: Greener childhood study, rising health care costs in Minnesota, study finds radiation contamination in crematory, and yoga linked to lower blood pressure.

By Suzanne R. Ferguson • March 1, 2019

Top highlights include: Measles outbreak, leprosy still lurks in United States, study links midlife activity levels to future dementia risk, superfoods won’t save you from getting sick this winter, and Alzheimer’s disease risk and lifestyle.

By gmchiri • February 22, 2019