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Oct 15, 2019

Cannabinoids, stem cells lack evidence for osteoarthritis, expert says

By Jake Remaly

 

The treatments may interest patients, but are unsupported by the literature.

 

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Wasteful health care spending could reach $935 billion

The researchers noted note that administrative complexity was associated with the greatest contribution to waste.

 

Short-term statin use linked to risk of skin and soft tissue infections

Use of statins was associated with increased risk of SSTIs at an average of 91, 182, and 365 days.

 

Low-FODMAP diet eases gut symptoms in IBD

A 4-week diet low in fermentable carbohydrates eased gut symptoms in people with inflammatory bowel disease.

 

BP screening nearly universal among Medicare enrollees

Beneficiary snapshot looks at use of services and other key metrics.