We don’t want to jinx it, but bipartisan cooperation about health care issues has been spotted in Washington, D.C.

A game-show app improved the memory of patients in the early stages of dementia by about 40% over the course of a month, according to the results of a small clinical trial published in the International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology.

Blacks and Hispanics are more likely to get care at poorer-quality hospitals than whites and, as a result, they do not have the same access to quality hospice care, according to a study in the July issue of Health Affairs.

Idarucizumab (Praxbind) immediately reversed the anticoagulant effect of dabigatran etexilate mesylate (Pradaxa) in patients in emergency situations, the final results of the RE-VERSE AD study confirm.

Private health insurers selling plans on the public Obamacare exchanges made about $300 per beneficiary in the first quarter of 2017, the most they’ve ever made, according to an analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation. There are some caveats.

The idea entertained by California legislators that the state could perhaps be the first to become a single-payer oasis seemed to have withered dismally a month or so ago. It was seemingly laid to rest by some logistical problems, not the least being a $400 million annual price tag.

Republican Senate leaders say they’re hopeful that they can pass a health care bill before they leave for August recess, but the numbers aren’t there yet. The Wall Street Journal reports that 10 GOP senators who do not support the legislation before them currently.

A rare type of cancer has gotten the attention of experts in part because it represents the first time they agree that breast implants can cause cancer in certain women.

The FDA is about to unveil an initiative to speed up the drug regulation process, according to a blog post by the agency’s new commissioner, Scott Gottlieb.

The FDA has approved the first new treatment for patients with sickle cell disease in almost 20 years.

Endo International Plc has agreed to the FDA’s request that it remove the opioid pain reliever Opana ER from the market because of problems with abuse. An FDA advisory panel had ruled that the risks of the long-acting opioid painkiller outweigh the drug’s benefits.

The percentage of U.S. adults without health insurance grew in the second quarter of 2017 to 11.7%, up from 11.3% in the first quarter, according to a Gallup survey released July 10. The uninsured rate, measured by Gallup and Sharecare since 2008, had reached a record low of 10.9% in the third and fourth quarters of 2016.

If someone wants to leave the hospital against the advice of attending physicians, he or she can do so, but must sign an AMA-approved waiver acknowledging that the discharge ignores medical advice. Usually, younger people are prone to make this call.

Brenda Fitzgerald, MD, a Georgia Republican who twice ran unsuccessfully for Congress and has deep roots in the state’s GOP, has been chosen by President Trump to head the CDC.

HEDIS scores for health plans next year will include how well insurers use telehealth to treat the abuse of opioids and other substances, reports Healthcare Finance News.

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