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A woman looks into the intensive care unit (ICU) at the Baba Raghav Das hospital in the Gorakhpur district, India.

Almost 20% of hospitals in the US are in bad shape, according to Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley looked at the data for over 6,000 individual hospitals and said that 18% of these were either at risk of potential closure or weak. Analysts broke down the key factors that are putting these hospitals at risk.
The pharmaceutical industry is looking to bring more non-opioid pain medications into market.

‘The pain takes over and it’s torture’: Inside the search for new ways to treat pain as America fights against opioid addiction

Many chronic-pain patients are treated like addicts when they seek out opioid prescriptions as their best option. Can new types of non-opioid pain medications ease some of the pressure they feel over seeking pain relief?

Scientists have found a way to calculate your risk for deadly conditions like diabetes, breast cancer and heart disease

Scientists at the Broad Institute and Harvard have created a new genetic test that can assess a patient's risk for common diseases like coronary artery disease, atrial fibrillation, type 2 diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, and breast cancer.
Natural Cycles founders Elina Berglund Raoul Schewitzl

The first app to get approved as birth control in Europe has now been green-lit in the US, despite controversy

Birth-control app Natural Cycles has been approved by the US FDA, shortly after it came under fire in Sweden when 37 women reported getting pregnant while using it. Using an algorithm, the app tells women when they have the highest and lowest chances of getting pregnant.

Mount Sinai teamed up with the designers who created projects for Nike and Beyonce to build a futuristic, new clinic — and it’s reimaginin...

Business Insider took a tour of Mount Sinai's Lab100, dubbed by its creators as the 'clinic of the future.' Here's what you can expect if you schedule a visit.
GM CEO Mary Barra.

‘We have pulled every lever imaginable:’ GM is joining America’s biggest companies in shaking up the healthcare system

BI PRIME: GM is joining the chorus of employers looking for ways to shake up the US healthcare system and lower the cost of their employees' healthcare. In 2019, the company will offer its salaried employees in Southeast Michigan a plan that works directly with Henry Ford Health System.

Akouos, a biotech startup that’s trying to tackle a $750 billion global problem, just announced it’s raised a new funding round

Akouos, the first biotech startup that's taking a precision medicine approach to hearing loss, announced a $50 million Series A funding round on Tuesday.

Ovid Therapeutics shares fall 28% as investors question new drug data

New York-based biotech company Ovid Therapeutics announced on Monday positive phase 2 trial results for its treatment for a rare disease called Angelman Syndrome. Its stock, however, fell 28% following the announcement.

The former CEO of GE pinpoints the moment he realized healthcare was his problem

In 2009, Jeff Immelt realized GE was spending $3 billion on employee healthcare, which was more than the company's healthcare unit was even earning. "If you employ a workforce and offer benefits, your business IS a healthcare business," Immelt wrote on LinkedIn.
Presidents Donald Trump and Barack Obama

Trump’s plan to reshape the healthcare system without repealing Obamacare is coming together

President Donald Trump's administration is rolling out a new rule to expand the use of short-term health insurance plans on Wednesday. While the administration says the plans will help lower healthcare costs, many experts say that the lower costs come at the expense of robust coverage.