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Red and processed meats have the potential to cause cancer in humans, according to a report by a World Health Organization agency that is drawing ire from meat industry groups that argue the science is inadequate.”

http://www.wsj.com/articles/red-meats-potentially-cause-cancer-group-says-1445860101

 

“One of the most respected and influential groups in the continuing breast-cancer screening debate said on Tuesday that women should begin mammograms later and have them less frequently than it had long advocated.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/21/health/breast-cancer-screening-guidelines.html

 
“Though millions of people have gained coverage under the ACA, many remain uninsured. The ACA provides new coverage options across the income spectrum for low and moderate-income people, and nearly half of the uninsured population appears to be eligible for Medicaid or subsidized Marketplace coverage.”

http://kff.org/uninsured/issue-brief/new-estimates-of-eligibility-for-aca-coverage-among-the-uninsured

 

During week 41 (October 11-17, 2015), influenza activity was low in the United States.

http://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/

 
“39 percent of Americans cannot correctly define the term "deductible." Among millennials, 49 percent couldn't.”

http://www.benefitspro.com/2015/10/16/half-of-millennials-cant-define-deductible

 
“…patients are demanding data on quality of care, including how effectively physicians and hospitals communicate with them.”

http://thehealthcareblog.com/blog/2015/10/24/why-health-care-providers-should-publish-physician-ratings

 
“A pilot study of 12 patients given small doses of nilotinib found that movement and mental function improved in all of the 11 people who completed the six-month trial, researchers reported Saturday at the Society for Neuroscience meeting in Chicago.”

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/10/17/448323916/can-a-cancer-drug-reverse-parkinsons-disease-and-dementia