- John Cochrane on Liz Truss: She had good ideas, but mismanaged the marketing and the politics.
- Politicizing science: The leading journal Nature Human Behaviour has effectively announced that it will not publish studies that show the wrong kind of differences between human groups.
- Medicare Advantage Star Ratings: Are too many plans above average?
- Lessons from the lockdown: Charter schools and Catholic schools did better than public schools. (WSJ)
- Between December 2020 and mid-May 2022, the U.S. wasted 82.1 million doses of Covid vaccine. (WSJ)
As people age their health deteriorates and they become more prone to diseases and chronic conditions. For instance, heart disease kills more Americans than any other ailment. Heart disease is correlated with advanced age. About 80% of deaths from heart disease are age 65 or older.
Cancer too is a disease of old age. Fewer than 25 cancer diagnosis per 100,000 population occurs in people under the age of 20. For those age 45 to 49 the rate of cancer per 100,000 people is 350. Once you reach age 60 cancer rates are triple, with more than 1,000 per 100,000 population.
- Arizona ballot measure would cap interest rates on “medical debt” and limit the ability of lenders to seize assets or garnish wages.
- Under a new California law, families must separate not just recyclables from trash, but food waste from recyclables — so they can be composted.
- Does coloscopy screening reduce colon cancer deaths? No. Explanation at Less Wrong
- Study: “we calculate that disparities in air pollution can account for 17-26 percent of the Black-White earnings gap, 5-27 percent of the Hispanic-White earnings gap, and 6-20 percent of the average neighborhood-earnings effect.”
- Can your building make you sick?
Public health experts have long predicted that the United States will increasingly suffer from a shortage of physicians. The Association of American Medical Colleges estimates that the physician shortage could reach 120,000 medical providers by 2034. A new report finds that nearly 334,000 health care providers left the field in 2021. This includes doctors and nurse practitioners.
As a profession, physicians lost the most members, with 117,000 individuals leaving their roles last year, followed by nurse practitioners, which lost 53,295 members and physician assistants, with 22,704 positions vacated, according to a report published Thursday by Definitive Healthcare.