Psychotherapy’s Image Problem

Source: New York Times In the United States, from 1998 to 2007, the number of patients in outpatient mental health facilities receiving psychotherapy alone fell by 34 percent, while the number receiving medication alone increased by 23 percent. This is not necessarily for a lack...

Why Is No One On the First Treatment To Prevent H.I.V.?

Source: The New In November, 2010, the New England Journal of Medicine published the results of a three-year clinical trial, funded by the National Institutes of Health, announcing the arrival of a treatment that could reduce the risk of contracting H.I.V. by more than...

Glitches hamper opening of Affordable Healthcare Act exchanges

Source: Health News Millions of people across the country and in New Jersey yesterday tried to shop for health insurance on the new online exchanges but the process was hampered by persistent technical glitches on the federal government’s website. Many who tried to log on...

Government Shutdown Blocks Kids With Cancer From Clinical Trials

Source: ABC News. com For every week that the government shutdown continues, 10 children with cancer will not be able to begin their clinical trials, officials told John Burklow, a spokesman for the National Institutes of Health, estimated that 200 patients would...

Doctors Fear Desomorphine ‘krokodil’ will replace heroin, meth in U.S.

Source: United States doctors and law enforcement officials are warning the public about a dangerous homemade narcotic that can cause human flesh to quickly decay and drastically reduce users’ life expectancy after the drug surfaced in Arizona. Desomorphine, known in...

U.S. government scales back Obamacare impact for 2014

Source: Reuters The U.S. government on Wednesday scaled back its projections for Obamacare’s impact in 2014, saying the law would generate slower healthcare spending growth and provide coverage to only half as many of America’s uninsured as anticipated last year. The...