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More than a half million Americans gain coverage under Biden

14 days ago   |   By ABC News

The government says more than a half million Americans have already taken advantage of the Biden administration's special health insurance sign-up window that's keyed to the COVID-19 pandemic
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Canada Is Facing 'Very Serious' Third Wave of COVID-19 Pandemic: PM Trudeau

14 days ago   |   By Medscape

Canada's hospitalizations are surging, intensive care beds are filling up and COVID-19 variants are spreading as a third wave of the pandemic sweeps across much of the country, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Tuesday.
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Increase in remote visits affects CV patient care in COVID-19 era

Increase in remote visits affects CV patient care in COVID-19 era

14 days ago   |   By Healio

Race, ethnicity and age played a role in the frequency of ambulatory CV care visits, whereas testing and medication orders decreased in the COVID-19 era compared with the pre-COVID era, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open.
A cross-sectional study of 176,781 ambulatory cardiology visits included in-person visits in the pre-COVID-19 period, COVID-19-era in-person visits, COVID-19-era video visits and COVID-19-era telephone visits, according to researchers. The researchers defined the COVID-19 era as April to December 2020 and the pre-COVID-19 era as April to December 2019.
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Events of 2020 moved medical students to political activism

14 days ago   |   By News Medical

Inam Sakinah and her classmates will forever be known as the students who started medical school during the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic.
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Just How Powerful Is Big Pharma?

14 days ago   |   By Mercola

While much of the world slowed to a halt during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, one thing remained steady - lobbying efforts. Spending on lobbying reached $3.48 billion in 2020, which is just under 2019's record of $3.5 billion. 1 The numbers were revealed by OpenSecrets.org, which tracks federal campaign contributions and lobbying data.
The health sector spent the most on lobbying in 2020 - a record $615 million. The efforts paid off, and, Open Secrets reported, “Congress delivered massive windfalls to hospitals and the federal government awarded lucrative contracts to pharmaceutical and...
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Global secretive governments are bypassing rules during COVID-19 pandemic

14 days ago   |   By News Medical

From Brazil to the Philippines, secretive governments across the world are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by covering up data and bypassing public procurement rules, undermining trust in health systems, fuelling anti-vaxxers and putting immunisation campaigns at risk.
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COVID-19 pandemic highlights the key role of biodiversity collections

14 days ago   |   By News Medical

Events such as the COVID-19 pandemic have highlighted the crucial role played by biodiversity collections in enabling rapid responses to crises and in facilitating ongoing research across numerous fields.
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Nationwide recall of Guan's Enoki Mushrooms because of potential Listeria

Nationwide recall of Guan's Enoki Mushrooms because of potential Listeria

Guan's Mushroom Co of Commerce, CA is recalling all cases of its 200g/7.05-ounce packages of Enoki Mushroom because is potential contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes The... Read more ...

Nashik Hospital Horror: 22 Coronavirus Patients Die Due to Oxygen Leakage

Nashik Hospital Horror: 22 Coronavirus Patients Die Due to Oxygen Leakage

In a Nashik Municipal Corporation hospital at least 22 COVID-19 patients died on ventilators after an abrupt drop in pressure due to leakage in the oxygen supplies. Read more ...

Rare variant infected 25% of vaccinated residents at one nursing home

Rare variant infected 25% of vaccinated residents at one nursing home

A rare variant in a single Kentucky facility rendered vaccines only about 66 percent effective for residents and 76 percent effective for staff, a CDC reports on breakthrough... Read more ...

Can sniffer dogs be trained to detect SARS-CoV-2 infection?

A new study in PLOS ONE discusses the novel use of dogs to sniff out the virus in patient samples as a potential additional diagnostic route to ease the situation. Read more ...

Air pollution: Coroner calls for law change after Ella Adoo-Kissi-Debrah's death

Ella Adoo-Kissi-Debrah's mother calls on the government to "reduce air pollution immediately". Read more ...

Top in endocrinology: Type 1 diabetes pill, menopause onset

Top in endocrinology: Type 1 diabetes pill, menopause onset

TTP399, an investigational oral, once-daily glucokinase activator, received breakthrough therapy designation from the FDA as an adjunctive therapy to insulin for patients with... Read more ...

'Nerve Zap' for Pain After Surgery May Reduce Need for Opioids

'Nerve Zap' for Pain After Surgery May Reduce Need for Opioids

An emerging technology could zap your post-op pain away - little or no opioids needed. Read more ...

FDA inspection found problems at factory making J&J vaccine

U.S. regulators say the Baltimore factory contracted to make Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine was dirty, didn't follow proper manufacturing procedures and had poorly... Read more ...

Greece to reopen tourism services on May 15

Greece's prime minister says the country's tourism industry will open on May 15 when a ban on travel between different regions in the country will also be lifted Read more ...

Beta-Blockers May Up Heart Risk for HIV Patients With Hypertension

The use of beta-blockers as a blood pressure treatment could increase the risk of heart disease for HIV patients, according to an analysis of data from the US Veterans Health... Read more ...