Weekly Roundup: Home Birth For The Brits, A Bottled Water Ban Backfires, and More
Public health news that caught our eye this week.
A new recommendation by the British health system - that healthy moms should give birth at home - raises eyebrows among American doctors. - NPR
New data reveals that citizens of Indianapolis' wealthiest suburb live as much as 14 years longer, on average, than people in the city's poor neighborhoods. Side Effects' Jake Harper hopped on a bike to learn why.
This latest battle is to reverse a rule, set to come into effect in 2018, that would tax the best insurance plans. It's bringing together some unlikely bedfellows. - Marketplace
The former head of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid services will be joining the nation's largest health insurance lobbying firm. - Kaiser Health News
Bans on bottled water are becoming a popular way to cut back on plastic waste in in New England and other parts of the country. But a study from the University of Vermont found that when students couldn't buy water, they turned to sugary drinks. -WBUR's CommonHealth
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