Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Technology | Google and the University of Chicago Are Sued Over Data Sharing Advertisement Supported by ByDaisuke Wakabayashi June 26, 2019 SAN FRANCISCO — When the University of Chicago Medical Center announced a partnership to share patient data with Google in 2017, the alliance was promoted as a way to unlock information trapped in electronic health records and improve predictive analysis in medicine. On Wednesday, the University of Chicago, the medical center and Google were sued in a potential class-action lawsuit accusing the hospital of sharing hundreds of thousands of patients’ records with the technology giant without stripping identifiable date stamps or doctor’s notes. The suit, filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, demonstrates the … [Read more...] about Google and the University of Chicago Are Sued Over Data Sharing
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By Bloomberg PUBLISHED: February 25, 2019 at 6:34 am | UPDATED: February 25, 2019 at 6:34 am By Olivia Carville | Bloomberg In 2016, a tiny startup announced an experiment that seemed equal parts medieval sorcery and science fiction: It would inject older people with the blood plasma of young donors in a bid to slow aging. For three years, Ambrosia Chief Executive Officer Jesse Karmazin charged patients $8,000 to infuse one liter of plasma as part of an unorthodox, crowd-funded clinical trial. Karmazin promised extraordinary results” going so far as to proclaim in media interviews that his treatment “comes pretty close” to immortality. Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration poured cold water on his improbable dream. The regulator, echoing individual medical experts, issued a warning saying the treatment’s benefits are unproven and that the practice could be harmful. “We’re concerned that some patients are being preyed upon by … [Read more...] about The bloody tale of Ambrosia, the anti-aging startup founded by a Stanford graduate
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Health Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Health | Study Offers Hint of Hope for Staving Off Dementia in Some People Supported by People who received intensive treatment for hypertension were less likely to develop minor cognitive problems than those receiving standard treatment. ByPam Belluck Jan. 28, 2019 In dementia research, so many paths have led nowhere that any glimmer of optimism is noteworthy. So some experts are heralding the results of a large new study, which found that people with hypertension who received intensive treatment to lower their blood pressure were less likely than those receiving standard blood pressure treatment to develop minor memory and thinking problems that often progress to dementia. The study, published Monday in JAMA, is the first large, randomized clinical trial to find something that can help many older people reduce … [Read more...] about Study Offers Hint of Hope for Staving Off Dementia in Some People
By John Woolfolk | [email protected] and Kaitlyn Bartley | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: January 6, 2019 at 6:30 am | UPDATED: January 6, 2019 at 9:10 am Oakland’s Highland Hospital lists its price for a single chest X-ray at $131, while over the Bay at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center, they say it’ll set you back $2,618. An aspirin tablet? Highland wants $7 for that, but it’s $1.02 at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and just 30 cents at Walnut Creek’s John Muir Medical Center. If that seems like a bargain, consider that Rite Aid sells a bottle with 100 of those same pills for $5.49, less than 5 and a half cents each. UCSF suggests they don’t charge for an aspirin pill at all. Hoping to empower consumers who are shouldering more and more of their health care costs each year, the federal government this year is requiring hospitals across the country to post their standard price … [Read more...] about Hospitals must now post their prices online: $7 for 5-cent aspirin?
.......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... Only government, at all levels, adds more workers than the health care industry. But not all new jobs in health care are high skill and highly compensated. (Dreamstime/TNS) More Americans are now employed in health care than in any other industry. The Bureau of Labor Statistics, which tallies job creation, says that for most of this year the health sector outpaced the retail industry. Only government, on all levels, employs more people. One of the consistent features of the BLS reports is that health care has reliably added thousands of jobs to the economy each month. ADVERTISEMENTSkip November was no different. The health care industry created 32,000 jobs, adding to the 328,000 health care positions created since early 2017. But what kinds of jobs? Were they highly paid doctors and … [Read more...] about Health care is where the jobs are. But what kind of jobs?