CDC Investigating Cluster Of Lung Disease Cases That May Be Linked To Vaping

Officials can't say for certain that the illnesses were caused by vaping, but they said that there was no evidence that an infectious disease. At least 15 states have identified more than 120 cases of the disease. Reuters: CDC Probes Lung Illnesses Linked To E-Cigarette UseThe U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is...

Courtroom Standoffs: Hospitals On Brink Of Insolvency Trying To Squeeze Money From Patients Who Just Don’t Have It

Emergency room visits can often lead to a court date when the patients can't pay their bills. In a small Missouri town the practice has become so routine that some people here derisively refer to it as the “follow-up appointment." In just this town, there can be dozens of cases each week. “I’m...

Most Training Programs For Workers Lacking Skills Show Little Success. This One Was Different.

A program geared toward helping train workers to better position themselves for jobs has found success where others failed. One of the lessons learned, though, is that it takes a lot of investment to do so. In other industry and staffing news, a company that allows health care employers to post job openings...

Why One Pharma Company Set The Cost Of Its Cancer Drug At About Half The List Price Of Its Competitors

While Roche's decision to set its new cancer drug at such a different price level than its competitors sparked worries of a "pricing war in cancer," the nuances are more complicated. Stat: Is Roche Starting A Price War In Cancer? Maybe Not On Thursday night, Roche (RHHBY) announced that it would price Rozlytrek, its newly...

As Maternal Death Rates Rise, App-Maker Hopes To Reach New Moms In Need Of Care

The goal of tech startup Mahmee is to help connect women to resources and providers during a time when their health can often be neglected. In other health and technology news: a way to ease pain through virtual reality and DIY tech to help those with diabetes. NPR: Could The App Mahmee Save New...