Health Headlines: More Americans Check Out of Hospital Against Docs’ Advice


More Americans are surviving cancer, outliving their diagnoses by 10 years of more. [NPR]

New research is challenging previous medical notions that "apple-shaped" people with more fat around their waist are at higher risk of heart attacks and strokes than "pear-shaped" people with fatter bottoms and hips. [Reuters]

More Americans are checking themselves out of the hospital against their doctors' advice. [NY Times]

The UK Health Secretary wants an assessment of a controversial new fertility treatment. [BBC]

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