Medical Rewind – January 4, 2016

Posted on Mar 21, 2016 in Cancer, Medical Rewind

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  • A growing number of people are turning to health-care ministries to cover their medical expenses instead of buying traditional insurance, a trend that could challenge the stability of the Affordable Care Act.  The ministries, which operate outside the insurance system and aren’t regulated by states, provide a health-care cost-sharing arrangement among people with similarly held beliefs.

  • Approvals for first-of-a-kind drugs climbed last year, pushing the annual tally of new U.S. drugs to its highest level in 19 years. The rising figures reflect an industry-wide focus on drugs for rare and hard-to-treat diseases, which often come with streamlined reviews, extra patent protections and higher price tags.

  • In not-so-shocking news, table sugar may increase the risk of breast cancer, according to a new animal study from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The current study specifically looked at the role of sugar in mammary gland tumor development.

  • Over at Baylor Hospital in Texas, recent FDA approval of initial testing on a new, individually customized cancer treatment could bring new hope to the lives of millions struggling to fight the disease in the form of a simple shot.

  • Misconceptions of sexual activity may be causing many pediatricians and family doctors to not recommend the HPV vaccine to preteens and their parents, contributing to low vaccination rates, a survey of nearly 600 doctors suggests.

 

 

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