News In Review: Volume 9, Issue 24

GE Healthcare to become standalone business

Medcitynews.com -Changes are afoot at GE. The company will separate GE Healthcare into a standalone company.

For First Time, W.H.O. Names Come Lab Tests ‘Essential’

NYTimes.com– For the first time, the World Health Organization has published a list of diagnostic tests that it considers essential to every health care system in the world.

Egg a Day Tied to Lower Risk of Heart Disease

Reuters.com– People who eat an egg just about every day may have a lower risk of heart attack and stroke than individuals who don’t eat eggs at all, a large Chinese study suggests.

Dr. Atul Gawande to start as CEO of Buffett, Bezos and Dimon’s health-care venture

CNBC.com– Dr. Atul Gawande has experienced many first days throughout his career. Monday may be his biggest yet.Gawande is slated to formally start as chief executive officer of the joint health-care venture between J.P. MorganAmazon and Berkshire Hathaway.

The Economic Consequences of Morality Amenable to High-Quality Health Care in Low – and Middle – Income Countries

HealthAffairs.org-We estimated deaths amenable to high-quality health care globally and then modeled the macroeconomic impact in low- and middle-income countries using two macroeconomic perspectives: a value-of-lost-output approach to project gross domestic product (GDP) losses annually for the period 2015–30, and a value-of-lost-welfare approach to estimate the present value of total economic welfare losses in 2015.

Even at ‘Safe’ Levels, Air Pollution May Boost Diabetes Risk

Consumer.Healthday.com – Add another health harm to air pollution: New research suggests it might increase the risk of diabetes

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