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Mid-week links

AirBnB pricing. “You have to learn to love the bomb.” Don’t sell. Transparency or jail? A rheumatoid arthritis vaccine?

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A universal flu vaccine

Wired reports: Today, independent teams reported inScience and Nature Medicine how they’ve tinkered with a piece of viral protein so it can teach immune systems—in this case, in mice, ferrets, and monkeys—to fight whole groups of viruses rather than just a single strain. “It’s a great first step in the road for generating a universal […]

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Narrow Networks in your state

The Affordable Care Act aimed to increase patient access to care.  Although it has certainly improved the share of patients who are insured, it is not clear whether it has actually improved “access.”  Many health insurance exchange plans are able to offer low premiums by limiting the number or type of doctors you are able to […]

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Mid-week Links

Does health insurance improve health? Slow life. Donald Trump = Genius? Improving cancer detection? Nobody in China wants to be a doctor Physician daily bag.

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Personalized medicine is the future. What is personalized medicine?

An concise article from Sean Khozin and Gideon Blumenthal (2015) try to explain. “Personalized (or precision) medicine has been broadly described as the administration of the right therapy to the right patient at the right dose and intensity.”  However, this is a fairly broad definition.  Some more concrete examples of personalized medicine include: Modern concepts in […]

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Friday Links

Being transgender and finding a doctor. Do you accurately perceive your risk of death? Performance-based financing in Cambodia. The cost of obesity in China. 5.25 seconds.

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Links

How to push a wheelchair. Rocket failures. How to Win Friends and Influence Doctors. No more snacks? Oliver on stadiums

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End of week links

Getting an Econ PhD. The choice ahead? More or less cancer? Tiny machines. Healthcare quality and finance.

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Rate hikes in 2016

The Affordable Care Act may turn out to be not so affordable.  From the New York Times: Health insurance companies around the country are seeking rate increases of 20 percent to 40 percent or more, saying their new customers under the Affordable Care Act turned out to be sicker than expected. Federal officials say they […]

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Is Ebola back?

Troubling news from Liberia. The BBC reports: A second case of Ebola has been confirmed in Liberia, following the death of a teenager from the virus on Sunday, officials say. The country had been declared Ebola-free more than seven weeks ago. The new case was in Nedowein, the same village where the boy died, the […]

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