Healthcare Triage News: Red Meat and Cancer! PANIC! Understanding the WHO’s Meat and Cancer Announcement

from The Incidental Economist at http://bit.ly/1kgTeEk on October 30, 2015 at 07:02PM Is meat going to give you cancer? The answer is a very dubious maybe: For those of you who want to read more: IARC Monographs evaluate consumption of red meat and processed meat Diesel exhaust fumes ‘definitely’ cause cancer – should we be […]

University of Auckland –  Lecturer in Health Economics/Health Financing

from CCHE General Updates Archive Feed at http://bit.ly/1WnWslD on October 30, 2015 at 01:47PM Canadian Centre for Health Economics View this email in your browser (http://bit.ly/1M5qk4O%5D) The University of Auckland is currently seeking applicants for a Lecturer in Health Economics/Health Financing. For more details, please see: University of Auckland Lecturer Position (http://bit.ly/1WnWqu1) (.pdf file) Regards, […]

Access to opioid treatment programs, part 2

from AcademyHealth Blog at http://bit.ly/1PZ8hyH on October 30, 2015 at 01:00PM The Obama Administration is making a strong push to increase access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for addiction to opioids. In this and a prior post [link], I am reviewing evidence from previous MAT access expansion measures. An estimated 2 million Americans abuse opioids, leading to $55.7 billion in social costs in 2007. In the 2000s, two laws […]

Chelsea Clinton & US Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy at Health 2.0 Fall Conference 2015

from THCB at http://bit.ly/1KIYV3d on October 29, 2015 at 11:12PM By VANESSA MASON Chelsea Clinton got the 9th Annual Fall Conference on the right foot sharing the numerous successes of the Clinton Foundation including improving school lunches, providing antiretroviral therapy to millions of people living with HIV worldwide, and advancing women’s health. The 19th U.S. […]

That breakthrough game-changing miracle cancer drug is likely nothing of the sort

from The Incidental Economist at http://bit.ly/1MWKev5 on October 29, 2015 at 04:00PM I couldn’t love this study more. From JAMA Oncology, “The Use of Superlatives in Cancer Research” The language used in oncology practice and research may elicit important connotations.1 Whereas most new cancer drugs afford modest benefits, approved drugs or those in development may […]

I mean, if you believe epidemiological evidence translates into causality…

from The Incidental Economist at http://bit.ly/1ilIVh0 on October 29, 2015 at 12:50PM I mean, if you believe epidemiological evidence translates into causality… have I got a study for you. JAMA Surgery. “Marital Status and Postoperative Functional Recovery“: Chances of survival after major surgery may be better among married vs unmarried persons, but little is known […]

The clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of the PROGENSA® prostate cancer antigen 3 assay and the Prostate Health Index in the diagnosis of prostate cancer: a systematic review and economic evaluation, Health Technology Assessment, Vol:19, Iss:87

from NIHR Journals Library – Last Published at http://bit.ly/1XARVyt on October 29, 2015 at 01:01AM Authors: Nicholson A, Mahon J, Boland A, Beale S, Dwan K, Fleeman N, Hockenhull J, Dundar Y.

A randomised controlled trial of the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system in primary care against standard treatment for menorrhagia: the ECLIPSE trial, Health Technology Assessment, Vol:19, Iss:88

from NIHR Journals Library – Last Published at http://bit.ly/1Wj9Xbr on October 29, 2015 at 01:01AM Authors: Gupta JK, Daniels JP, Middleton LJ, Pattison HM, Prileszky G, Roberts TE, Sanghera S, Barton P, Gray R, Kai J.