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Scientists create drug cocktail to cut treatment time by half for resistant tuberculosis

A new drug cocktail reduces the length of treatment for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis from nearly two years to nine to 11 months with a similar effectiveness, according to a large clinical trial whose results were published in a U.S. journal Wednesday. Nearly 600,000 people contract multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) every year, killing more people than any other… Read More »

ACA insurer ready for 2020, even as enrollment drops by half a million

This year’s open enrollment shows 500,000 fewer people signing up this year than last, as of December 8. During week 6 between December 2-8, 934,269 people selected plans on Healthcare.gov compared to 1,073,921 during the same time last year. In total, 4.1 million people have enrolled for individual insurance under the Affordable Care Act, compared… Read More »