In the first six months of 2019, 32 million patient records have been breached in data security events, compared to roughly 15 million in all of 2018.

Online daters likely aren’t the only ones guilty of making themselves look better through a curated profile—authors of clinical studies spin their findings in certain sections of their reports in more than half of psychiatry trials, according to research published in BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine.

 

Nearly half of healthcare providers aren’t sure how to manage their reputation online, but more than 75% are worried about receiving negative reviews from patients, according to a recent survey.

Minnesota is the state with the best healthcare in 2019, according to a new ranking by WalletHub.

The FDA accepted 137 new drug approvals (NDAs) and biologics license applications (BLAs) in 2018, up 11% from 2017 and 36% from 2012 to 2017, according to a new report.

HHS is launching a new action plan for the safe importation of certain prescription drugs to bring in medications from foreign markets. The Safe Importation Action Plan extends recent initiatives from the Trump administration to make prescription drugs cheaper in the U.S.

Minnesota-based Mayo Clinic is the nation’s best hospital for 2019-2020, according to U.S. News & World Report, which ranked hospitals overall and based on specialties.

Allergan, a global pharmaceutical company based in Dublin, has issued a voluntary recall for Biocell textured breast implants and tissue expanders after the action was requested by the FDA. The implants have been linked with several health problems and complications, including a rare form of cancer and death.

 

According to provisional data from the CDC, overdose deaths from opioid abuse in the U.S. likely fell in 2018, representing the first decline in roughly 30 years.

For people with diabetes, turning 26 is a cliff that can turn deadly. That’s because, at that age, young adults are kicked off their parents’ insurance plans and must find their own coverage and continue taking life-saving medication they simply cannot afford.

 

British researchers are homing in on just how many medical mistakes occur and how many are preventable.

Just three categories of diagnostic errors account for roughly 75% of all serious misdiagnosis-related harms to patients, according to a new study published in Diagnosis.