Health practitioners rely on case management programs to address patients’ social care needs

Health professionals recognize that social factors such as food, housing and economic insecurity, affect health outcomes. Researchers conducted a qualitative study to gain practical insights into strategies used by clinicians, leaders and policymakers to address patients’ social needs in the United States. They selected sites to ensure diversity in ownership, structure, geography and urbanicity, ranging […]

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VIEW Google loses court fight against $2.8-bln EU antitrust decision

Alphabet (GOOGL.O) unit Google lost an appeal against a 2.42-billion-euro ($2.8-billion) European antitrust decision on Wednesday, a major win for the bloc’s competition chief Margrethe Vestager in the first of three court rulings that will strengthen the EU’s push to regulate big tech. Following are comments from complainants and lawyers on the General Court ruling: […]

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Radiotherapy may explain why childhood cancer survivors often develop metabolic disease

Decades after battling childhood cancer, survivors often face a new challenge: cardiometabolic disease. A spectrum of conditions that includes coronary heart disease and diabetes, cardiometabolic disease typically impacts people who are obese, elderly, or insulin resistant. For reasons yet unknown, young, seemingly healthy adults who survived childhood cancer are also at risk. Radiation therapy may […]

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