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Research Roundup: Ethnic Disparities, Heart Health, Postpartum Care And More

Each week, KHN compiles a selection of recently released health policy studies and briefs. Commonwealth Fund: How ACA Narrowed Racial Ethnic Disparities Access To Health Care The insurance coverage expansion ushered in by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has significantly increased Americans’ ability to get the health care they need since the law’s main provisions… Read More »

More generic Zantac recalled as NDMA contamination concerns build

The recalls of generic Zantac tainted by a suspected carcinogen continue to roll in. Two more companies have announced recalls of 18 lots of ranitidine heartburn meds in 150 mg and 300 mg doses.  Indianapolis-based Denton Pharma, which does business as Northwind Pharmaceuticals, voluntarily recalled 10 lots of ranitidine manufactured by Glenmark because they were… Read More »

More than 10 drinks a week a risk for alcohol-related disease, new guidelines warn

Adults in Australia are being warned to drink no more than 10 drinks per week in a report published by the National Health and Medical Research Council. It is the first time in 10 years Australia has updated its alcohol consumption guidelines, which previously advised two drinks a day, or 14 a week, was safe.… Read More »

Pediatricians are more likely to ask families about smoke alarm safety than gun safety, study says

That’s according to a new study published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics. The study found that pediatricians and pediatric residents were less likely to ask their patients about gun storage safety than smoke alarm safety — indicating an overall hesitation in bringing up gun safety with their patients. A team of doctors and researchers analyzed health… Read More »