Tuberculosis on the rise; Heart attack patients are getting younger, study finds;


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> The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports in its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report that tuberculosis cases rose in the United States for the first time in 23 years. Article

> A new study from Japan reveals that patients with terminal cancer who choose to die at home live longer than those who die in hospitals. Study announcement

> Heart attack patients are getting younger and more obese, according to study findings presented at ACC.16, the 65th Annual Scientific Session & Expo. Study abstract (.pdf)

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> Hospitals, under pressure to stem an epidemic of opioid addiction, also face mounting criticism that they don't do enough to manage patient pain. Article

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> As ransomware attacks on the healthcare industry grow, Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) says breach notification laws should be updated to reflect the new threat. Article

And Finally… Doughnut wars. Article