Monday, May 7, 2012

Weekly Health Review, Vol. 2

The chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society says that future health care costs will cause the economy to collapse, Kaiser Health News reports.

Lifestyle changes, such as eating whole foods versus processed ones, can prevent and reverse chronic diseases, Daily RX reports.

Market-based reforms long touted by conservatives and libertarians could lower U.S. health care costs, The Hill reports (thanks via The Galen Institute.)

The FDA approved of a first of its kind surgical tool that can be put together and taken apart inside the body during surgery, an FDA press release announces.

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine says that President Obama should "watch what we eats in public," The Hill newspaper reports.

An epidemic of whooping cough has been declared in Washington state, the Associated Press reports (thanks 

Baby born with "virtually no intestines" dies, the Associated Press reports (thanks

FDA is weighing the risks and benefits of the first rapid response HIV test, the Associated Press reports (thanks to the Washington Post).

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