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Fewer people died from heart disease in states that expanded Medicaid coverage through the Affordable Care Act

Counties in states that expanded Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act had fewer deaths annually from heart disease compared to areas that did not expand Medicaid, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association’s Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Scientific Sessions 2019. Medicaid expansion under the ACA, which occurred in 2014,… Read More »

Earth becoming an increasingly unhealthy place for people – UN report

The report’s authors said it may not be too late. Stock image Earth becoming an increasingly unhealthy place for people – UN report Independent.ie Earth is sick, with multiple and worsening environmental problems killing millions of people every year, according to a United Nations report. https://www.independent.ie/life/health-wellbeing/earth-becoming-an-increasingly-unhealthy-place-for-people-un-report-37913502.html https://www.independent.ie/incoming/article37913501.ece/1976f/AUTOCROP/h342/stock-app-climate-change.jpg Email Earth is sick, with multiple and worsening… Read More »

Dr Miriam Stoppard: Availability of NHS cannabis will be limited to just a few people

The new reclassification of ­cannabis for medical use means it can be prescribed on the NHS. If only that were ­entirely true. The reality is few people are likely to get a script for medical cannabis, according to a BMJ editorial. The potential demand for medical cannabis in the UK is considerable. A poll found… Read More »