FDA just approved the first test for mycoplasma genitalium
Earlier this month, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the marketing of a new test—Hologic’s Aptima Mycoplasma genitalium Assay—to help with the diagnosis of M. genitalium, according to an FDA release. The test can be performed using vaginal, endocervical, or urethral swab, as well as a urine sample.
Bipartisan support builds for limits on surprise medical bills
President Trump recently waded into a widespread health care problem for which almost all people — even those with insurance — are at risk: surprise medical billing. Trump’s declaration that taming unexpected bills would be a top priority for his administration echoed through the halls of Congress, where a handful of Republican and Democratic lawmakers had already been studying the problem.
Why is a formerly low-cost drug suddenly priced at $375,000?
Senator Bernie Sanders sent a blistering letter to a pharmaceutical company on Monday, demanding answers about its decision to charge $375,000 for a formerly low-cost drug and calling it corporate greed at its worst.
Obesity-related cancer rates are rising among millennials
The obesity epidemic may be contributing to an increase in certain cancers among millennials in the U.S., a new study suggests.