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Here’s when hospital patients are less likely to die
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Here’s when hospital patients are less likely to die

March 24th, 2017 | by Contributor
Hospital patients may be less likely to die if they are treated during weeks that inspectors are checking on the staff, a new study suggests. In the United States, hospitals are accredited by a body known as the Joint Commission....
Study reveals why many end-of-life talks are problematic
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Study reveals why many end-of-life talks are problematic

March 24th, 2017 | by Contributor
You’ve filled out a living will, and designated a surrogate to make medical decisions if you’re incapacitated. But, your end-of-life planning may not be done yet. That’s because, according to a new study, your...
The difference between sexual orientation and gender identity
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The difference between sexual orientation and gender identity

March 24th, 2017 | by Contributor
The CBSN Originals documentary, “Gender: The Space Between,” debuts on CBSN Monday, March 27, at 8 p.m. ET and will be available afterwards on CBSNews.com. It’s a common misconception that gender identity...
The gender identity terms you need to know
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The gender identity terms you need to know

March 24th, 2017 | by Contributor
The CBSN Originals documentary, “Gender: The Space Between,” debuts on CBSN Monday, March 27, at 8 p.m. ET and will be available afterwards on CBSNews.com. The latest CBSN Originals documentary, “Gender:...
Random mutations blamed for big role in cancer
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Random mutations blamed for big role in cancer

March 24th, 2017 | by Contributor
Cancer patients often wonder “why me?” Does their tumor run in the family? Did they try hard enough to avoid risks like smoking, too much sun or a bad diet? Lifestyle and heredity get the most blame but new research...
Drug-resistant TB threatens decades of progress
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Drug-resistant TB threatens decades of progress

March 24th, 2017 | by Contributor
The rise of drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) threatens to derail decades of progress in the fight against the disease, experts warn in a new report published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine. TB kills more people worldwide...