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Older adults who drink tea are less likely to be depressed

Previous research has suggested that there is a link between depression and tea drinking. Now, a new study is investigating this relationship further. Depression is common among older adults, with 7% of those over the age of 60 years reporting “major depressive disorder.” Accordingly, research is underway to identify possible causes, which include genetic predisposition,… Read More »

‘Medicare for All’ likely to keep private payers, but erode margins: Moody’s

As 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls tout healthcare reform plans from beefing up the Affordable Care Act to “Medicare for All,” Moody’s, Harvard Medical School and others are weighing in on the cost and likely disruption to the health sector. Their conclusion: Medicare for All could prove a significant threat to traditional insurers, but building on… Read More »

Which Health Conditions Are Most Likely to Be Misdiagnosed?

Patients depend on doctors to accurately diagnose their illnesses. But a recent study published in the journal Diagnosis has found that diagnostic errors account for nearly three fourths of all severe medical problems in three disease categories: vascular events, infections and cancers, according to a Johns Hopkins Medicine news release. For the study, researchers evaluated… Read More »