Ochsner Health, the 41-hospital system serving Louisiana, Mississippi and the Gulf South, is joining the ranks of academic medical institutions committed to paying the tuition of homegrown future physicians.

The WHO says its current strategic-response objectives begin with limiting human-to-human transmission—including reducing contact between possible Covid-19 patients and healthcare workers—and preventing further international spread from China.

Healthgrades says it arrives at its results after analyzing the performance of close to 4,500 hospitals treating patients for such conditions as heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, respiratory failure, sepsis and stroke.

Scores of organs—mostly kidneys—are trashed each year and many more become critically delayed while being shipped on commercial airliners.

Meat lovers beware: a new study gives a forkful of warnings about meat consumption and the associated risks of heart disease and death.

The novel coronavirus, which originated in Wuhan, China, has become the world’s most expensive epidemic, according to data from Learnbonds.com. In fact, the virus, which has been compared to SARS and MERS, is expected to cost China about 2% of its GDP during the first quarter of 2020, or $62 billion.

 

An experimental vaccine to prevent HIV has proven ineffective in preventing the virus, according to a study conducted by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), which is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay $344 million to settle lawsuits that the pharmaceutical and consumer packaged goods deceptively marketed its transvaginal mesh medical device product.

Researchers conducting applicable clinical trials are required to post their study results within one year, but compliance with this requirement is very poor, according to a new study published in The Lancet.

Healthcare mergers and acquisition has been on a hot streak for a number of years, but not all hospital mergers end up achieving their stated goals. For instance, hospital mergers may actually increase prices rather than decrease them, according to some studies.

The World Health Organization has declared the novel coronavirus a public health emergency after more than 200 people have died from the illness.

For the first time in four years, U.S. life expectancy rose in 2018, according to new data from the CDC.