Racial disparities in childhood asthma linked to residential segregation
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  August 16, 2017  
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 Racial disparities in childhood asthma linked to residential segregationRacial disparities in childhood asthma linked to residential segregation
 
Researchers have had trouble explaining why black children are much more likely than other children to suffer from asthma.
 
 
 Researchers compare asthma management, treatment outcomes in two countriesResearchers compare asthma management, treatment outcomes in two countries
 
In two countries with a Western lifestyle, similar health systems, and similar asthma prevalence, investigators observed differences in asthma management and treatment costs, despite comparable outcomes.
 
   Study provides new insight into development of immune cellsStudy provides new insight into development of immune cells
 
In contrast to what has been previously believed, development of blood stem cells to mast cells, a type of specialized immune cell, does not depend on a growth factor called stem cell factor.
 
   Climbing cost of decades-old drugs threatens to break Medicaid bankClimbing cost of decades-old drugs threatens to break Medicaid bank
 
Skyrocketing price tags for new drugs to treat rare diseases have stoked outrage nationwide. But hundreds of old, commonly used drugs cost the Medicaid program billions of extra dollars in 2016 vs. 2015, a Kaiser Health News data analysis shows.
 
 Asthma, more deadly with age, takes heavy toll on older adults
 
In early June, Donna Bilgore Robins stood on a patio in Beaver Creek, Colo., under a crystal-clear blue sky and tried to catch her breath.
 
 
 Study: New Medicine Service could save NHS England £517.6m
 
Study: New Medicine Service could save NHS England £517.6mA scheme launched by the Department of Health in 2011 to help patients stick to their drug regimens has been so successful, that in its first five years, it will save NHS England £517.6m in the long-term, a team of health economists has found.