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An article in The New York Times examines why maternity care costs in the United States are the world's most expensive, including analysis of the common practice to bill expectant mothers on an “item by item” basis rather than by one general fee. Hospitals that do offer one fee for a pregnancy often...
Reuters reports that "Britain is planning to become the first country in the world to offer controversial 'three-parent' fertility treatments to families who want to avoid passing on incurable diseases to their children." Although the procedures are only at the research stage, they offer the promise of...
A new study in JAMA Internal Medicine shows that, despite claims that postmenopausal hormone therapy with conjugated equine estrogens (CEEs) can help fight dementia or hurt women's cognition, the treatment actually has no significant effect in that regard. The study, which looked at 1326 women, found that...