Getting covered by health insurance may have a major impact on a low-income person's ability to get a job or enroll in school, according to a new study that gives the first direct look at the relationship between the two. The percentage of low-income people enrolled in Michigan's Medicaid expansion program who had jobs or were enrolled in school jumped six points in one year. That outpaced employment gains among the state's general population.
Medicaid expansion has led to substantial increases in Medicaid reimbursement for substance use treatment, it has not specifically led to a detectable increase in hiring attempts to increase the substance use disorder and behavioral health treatment workforce, according to a study by Indiana University researchers.
Melding the genetic and cellular analysis of tumors with how they appear in medical images could give physicians new insights into how to best treat patients, especially those with brain cancer, according to a new study led by TGen. Published in the scientific journal PLOS ONE, this study suggests that the tumor microenvironment -- essentially all the cells both in and surrounding a tumor -- play a vastly under-studied role in the development and growth of cancer.
US birth weights have fallen significantly in recent decades due to soaring rates of cesarean deliveries and inductions which have shortened the average pregnancy by a week, new research shows.
Delay in Transit, published by the National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death (NCEPOD), reviewed 686 cases of patients aged 16 and over, in an attempt to improve the high mortality rates for the condition which are currently at around 10% in cases where surgery is needed.
Increasing enrollment in the plans could save millions in healthcare costs and even reduce HIV transmission, the researchers say.
GI Cancers Symposium: Colorado study of 48 patients with locally advanced rectal cancer receiving neoadjuvant chemotherapy, found that patients receiving lower-than-recommended doses in fact saw their tumors shrink more than patients receiving the full dose.
Associations between work environment (including staffing, culture and leadership) and self-reported missed or rushed tasks by care aides in nursing homes in Canada were analyzed in this observational study.
Radioactive iodine is to be recommended as the frontline treatment for patients with thyroid gland overactivity caused by conditions such as Graves' disease, following an evidence review led by University of Birmingham researchers.
Nearly 2 of every 5 women of reproductive age in the US live in counties where Catholic hospitals have a high market share, according to a new analysis. Catholic hospitals do not provide certain reproductive health options, including contraception and infertility treatments. However, the study also found that Health Insurance Marketplace plans' provider networks include a lower share of Catholic hospitals than counties overall, indicating that women who receive health insurance through the Marketplaces should be able to access less restrictive reproductive health care.