- Is big city noise a health hazard?
- The United States and New Zealand are the only two countries that allow drugmakers to market directly to consumers.
- Could a 5th Circuit ruling that “perpetual funding” of government agencies or programs is unconstitutional threaten Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid?
- How to treat a cold.
- The cost of obesity: $2,505 in extra medical costs every year – with the number rising with the extent of obesity.
- Hispanic health paradox: Hispanics have higher life expectancy, lower infant mortality and less mental illness.
- In his State of the Union address, Biden spent more time on health care than on any other issue.
- Biden on Social Security and Medicare: proposed sunsetting all federal programs (1975); proposed freezing all federal programs (1984); proposed tying the freeze to an increase in the debt limit (1984).
- Are saunas actually good for you? (NYT)
- An asteroid named Psyche has metals supposedly worth $10 quintillion.
- Do people wear masks because they think they look ugly?
President Joe Biden gave his State of the Union address on Tuesday and health care was a prominent theme. Among others, he called for a fix to unaffordable health costs. Kaiser Health News reported:
A new high-tech mental health startup called Mindstrong discovered an important lesson in economics. That lesson was that Americans value mental health services until they must pay for them. Writing in Stat News, psychiatrist Roy Perlis had this to say: