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Spending dips on health care for the Medicare elderly: Improvements in cardiovascular care for elderly save billions in health care costs – Science Daily

Health care spending among the Medicare population age 65 and older has slowed dramatically since 2005, and as much as half of that reduction can be attributed to reduced spending on cardiovascular disease, a new Harvard study has found. Led by David Cutler, the Otto Eckstein Professor of Applied Economics, a team of researchers showed… Read More »

Cut red meat and save the planet: study

Aussies are the world’s number one consumers of meat, but scientists warn our love affair with beef is killing us, and the planet. An international team of experts has put lower meat consumption at the heart of a “planetary health diet” to stave off catastrophic damage to the environment. The findings from the EAT-Lancet Commission warn the… Read More »

‘Gel drops' developed to save eyesight, scientists found

The surface of the eye, known as the cornea, is usually transparent. But an eye infection or trauma can cause scarring on the surface, causing blurred vision or complete blindness. Pseudomonas aeruginosa, an eye infection commonly associated with poor contact lens hygiene, is currently treated with drops that contain antibiotics and corticosteroids to reduce inflammation. These… Read More »