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Plant-Based Diet Brings Better 'Microbiome

Composition of Gut Microbiome Altered in Patients With COVID-19

Several gut commensals with known immunomodulatory potential underrepresented in patients with COVID-19

Breast Cancer Surgery Feasible for Most Fit Older Women

Overall Cancer Death Rates Decreased From 1991 to 2018

Pace of annual decline in lung cancer mortality increased from 2009-2013 to 2014-2018 for men, women, overall

Treatment Success Seen With Antibiotics for Uncomplicated Appendicitis

Seven days of oral antibiotics noninferior to two days of intravenous followed by oral antibiotics

Colon Cancer Diagnosed Earlier Under Medicaid Expansion

Colorectal Cancer Risk From Obesity Varies by Sex

Authors say more nuanced approach needed to understand link between body weight and risk for colorectal cancer

ACA Protects Coverage for Pediatric Cancer Patients

Affordable Care Act Reduced Income Inequality in United States

Income inequality reduced within and across groups based on race/ethnicity, age, family educational attainment

HealthDay Reports: Plan in Place to Up Production of Prefilled Syringes for Future COVID-19 Vaccine

Vaccine Rollout Slows as Many Health Care Workers Balk at Shots

In nursing homes and to some degree in hospitals, employees are refusing shots, expressing fears of side effects

Allergic Reactions to COVID Vaccines Are Rare

Laws Promoting Flu Shot for Hospital Workers Can Cut Deaths

2.5 percent drop seen in monthly pneumonia, flu mortality rates with implementation of state laws requiring hospitals to offer flu shot

Drug Makers Raise Prices on 500 Prescription Drugs

AbbVie, Bristol Myers Squibb, GlaxoSmithKline, and Pfizer among companies raising their prices by a median of 4.6 percent

Lifestyle Factors Linked to GERD Risk in Women

Nearly 40 percent of gastroesophageal reflux disease symptoms could be prevented by adherence to five lifestyle factors

U.S. Health Care Spending Increased 4.6 Percent in 2019

Growth rate similar to that experienced in 2018 and consistent with growth rate since 2016