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Even $10 increase in Medicaid payments helps erase disparities in care access, study says

Dive Brief: Financial incentives can influence who a physician decides to treat and their patients’ overall health, a study from the National Bureau of Economic Research found. Even a slight uptick in Medicaid reimbursement can improve school attendance as well, driving down the rate of chronic absenteeism. The paper estimates that a $ 10 increase… Read More »

Former FDA chief Scott Gottlieb says some claims about health benefits of CBD are ‘pretty hokey’

Scott Gottlieb, former Commissioner of the FDA Adam Jeffery | CNBC Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb warned Monday that health benefit claims about CBD have gotten well ahead of what science actually knows about the substance. CBD is not a “benign compound,” and regulations will be needed to protect people from possible unknown side effects,… Read More »

Still hope for success of peanut allergy patch, expert says tweaks may be needed – Health24

Delivering “exposure therapy” via a patch to help curb peanut allergy in kids is somewhat effective, but not as good as delivering the tiny amounts of peanut by mouth, new research shows. The international trial involved 356 children, aged 4 to 11, from five countries. All had been diagnosed with peanut allergy and were asked… Read More »