Eating Garlic Could Protect Brain Health

Eating garlic may be good for your brain, particularly as you age. The pungent herb may protect brain health by fighting age-related changes in gut health linked to cognitive function, according to University of Louisville researchers. The study, which was presented at the American Physiological Society’s 2019 annual meeting, adds more credence to garlic’s status… Read More »

Hospitals, doctors and Gawande laud new CMS primary care model, but will practices stay?

The new CMS primary care payment program unveiled this week won tentative buy-in from doctors, hospitals and healthcare players across the political spectrum. The so-called Primary Cares Initiative set lofty goals, including getting a quarter of providers and beneficiaries to sign up. The program, however, is fully voluntary, and some paths carry significant downside risk. That… Read More »

A global database of women scientists is diversifying the face of science

Underrepresentation of women scientists in the public sphere perpetuates the stereotype of the white male scientist and fails both to reflect the true diversity of people practicing science today and to encourage more diversity. In a new article publishing April 23 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology, Dr. Elizabeth McCullagh and colleagues from the grassroots… Read More »