Skip to main content.

Daily Briefing: Money for Contraceptives, Alzheimer Research and Romney Booed

Daily Briefing: Money for Contraceptives, Alzheimer Research and Romney Booed

Picture of Nathanael Johnson

Reproductive Health: Melinda Gates has pledged $560 million to provide contraception to women in the developing world, reports Chris Wickham for Reuters.

Alzheimer’s: Scientists have identified a rare gene that is protective against Alzheimer’s disease, reports Alice Park for Time.

Politics: Mitt Romney spoke at the NAACP and was drowned out by boos when he promised to repeal Obamacare, reports Juana Summers for Politico.

Medicaid: New research indicates that people with Medicaid tend to use emergency rooms for true emergencies. This contradicts conventional wisdom, which has held that many Medicaid patients use emergency rooms for minor issues, reports Sarah Kliff for the Washington Post.

Medical Education: Doctors are saying that medical schools should teach students to factor the cost of treatments into the decision-making process. Saddling a patient with overwhelming debt can affect health, reports Jenny Gold for Kaiser Health News.

Want more from Reporting on Health? Join ussign up for our newsletterlike us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

Image by Anna Marie-Grace via Flickr

Leave A Comment

Announcements

“Racism in medicine is a national emergency.” That’s how journalist Nicholas St. Fleur characterized the crisis facing American health care this spring, as his team at STAT embarked on “Color Code,” an eight-episode series exploring medical mistrust in communities of color across the country. In this webinar, we’ll take inspiration from their work to discuss strategies and examples for telling stories about inequities, disparities and racism in health care systems. Sign-up here!

The USC Center for Health Journalism at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism is seeking two Engagement Editors to serve as thought leaders in one of the most innovative and rewarding arenas in journalism today – “engaged reporting” that puts the community at the center of the reporting process. Learn more about the positions and apply to join our team.

CONNECT WITH THE COMMUNITY

Follow Us

Facebook


Twitter

CHJ Icon
ReportingHealth