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Daily on Healthcare: Drug overdose death rates in cities outpace rural areas

Subscribe today to the Washington Examiner magazine and get Washington Briefing: politics and policy stories that will keep you up to date with what’s going on in Washington. SUBSCRIBE NOW: Just $ 1.00 an issue! DRUG OVERDOSE DEATH RATES IN CITIES OUTPACE RURAL AREAS: A government study released Friday reveals a more complicated picture of… Read More »

HPV vaccine has significantly cut rates of cancer-causing infections

The Washington Post/Getty Images By Jessica Hamzelou The HPV vaccine appears to be working. Countries with vaccination programmes are lowering the rate of virus infection, precancerous lesions and genital warts in girls and women. Boys and men are benefiting too, even when they are not vaccinated. That’s the conclusion of a review of 65 studies… Read More »

Cancer screening rates decline when patients see doctors later in day

Compared to patients who see their primary care doctor earlier in the day, cancer screening rates decline significantly as the day goes on, according to a new study from researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School both of the University of Pennsylvania. The researchers, whose findings were published today in JAMA… Read More »