1. Blood Markers Promising in Alzheimer’s. Blood tests may soon be a realistic screening tool for Alzheimer’s disease, with two research groups reporting they had found multi-marker panels that distinguished individuals with the disease from healthy people.
2. Gastric Bypass May Not Cut Healthcare Costs. Among obese veterans, bariatric surgery — predominantly gastric bypass — was not associated with lower healthcare expenditures in the 3 years after the operation.
3. Hospital Food High in Salt. Hospital menus appear to go heavy on the salt.