The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has concluded that the current evidence is insufficient to weigh the benefits and harms of screening for speech and language delays in children aged younger than 5 years.
The non-economic damages cap under the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA) has been upheld again in a California court of appeal, according to a report published by the American Medical Association.
Efforts to expand health insurance coverage are expected to lead to increased treatment rates among nonelderly patients with hypertension, which will have significant health benefits, according to a study published online July 2 in the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Preventing Chronic Disease.
Endocrine regulation in ejaculation control is still not well understood. Sex steroids (testosterone and estradiol), pituitary (prolactin and oxytocin), and thyroid hormones may regulate the ejaculatory process, but exact mechanisms are unclear.
Coming next from Medicare: the ICD-10 Obmudsman. Billing under the dreaded new International Classification of Diseases-10 (ICD-10) coding system will get a bit less onerous under a deal brokered between Medicare and the American Medical Association.