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About 1 in 6 American adults had medical debt prior to COVID-19

13 days ago   |   By Healio

An estimated 17.8% of United States adults had debt that stemmed from medical care before the COVID-19 pandemic, an analysis of consumer credit reports showed.
Despite “widespread concern” surrounding medical debt, there has been little research into recent trends in medical debt, its distribution across the population and how health policy has affected the distribution, Raymond P. Kluender, PhD, an assistant professor of business administration at Harvard Business School, and colleagues wrote in JAMA.
The researchers analyzed data from a nationally representative 10% sample of
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India's pandemic death toll could be in the millions

India's pandemic death toll could be in the millions

13 days ago   |   By Sydney Morning Herald

Excess deaths in India during the pandemic could be a staggering 10 times the official COVID-19 toll, likely making it modern India's worst human tragedy, according to new research.
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EU Evaluates Sobi Arthritis Drug to Treat COVID-19 With Pneumonia

14 days ago   |   By Medscape

Europe's medicines regulator is evaluating an application to use an arthritis drug developed by Sweden's Sobi to treat COVID-19 in adults with pneumonia who are at risk of severe respiratory failure.
Reuters Health Information
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Eating Behaviors of Food Insecure Young Adults During COVID-19 Pandemic

Eating Behaviors of Food Insecure Young Adults During COVID-19 Pandemic

14 days ago   |   By Medindia Health

Interventions of specific relevance to COVID-19 pandemic like expanded food assistance services, are needed to improve the accessibility of healthy food for young adults.
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Cholangiopathy after severe COVID-19 may lead to liver injury, failure

Cholangiopathy after severe COVID-19 may lead to liver injury, failure

For patients with severe COVID-19, cholangiopathy was a late complication with potential for progressive biliary injury or liver failure, according to a study published in the... Read more ...

Mississippi woman pleads others to get vaccinated as her husband is hospitalized

Mississippi woman pleads others to get vaccinated as her husband is hospitalized

William Thomas Ball, 51, has been hospitalized with COVID-19 in Jackson, Mississippi after refusing to get vaccinated. Now his wife, Alicia, is asking for others in her... Read more ...

Covid England: Cases are now falling in ALL age groups, official data reveals

Covid England: Cases are now falling in ALL age groups, official data reveals

EXCLUSIVE: Covid cases are falling in all age groups, and dropping fastest among adults in their twenties according to data from the Department of Health. Read more ...

Lumbar artificial disc yielded positive 7-year outcomes for degenerative...

Lumbar artificial disc yielded positive 7-year outcomes for degenerative disc disease

For total disc replacement in patients with degenerative disc disease, an artificial disc is a safe option that improves pain relief, function, range of motion and decreases in... Read more ...

FDA clamps down on imported shark fins, cantaloupes, mushrooms and more

FDA clamps down on imported shark fins, cantaloupes, mushrooms and more

The Food and Drug Administration uses import alerts to enforce U.S. food safety regulations for food from foreign countries. The agency updates and modifies the alerts as... Read more ...

FDA TechTalk podcast episode to focus on whole genome sequencing

FDA TechTalk podcast episode to focus on whole genome sequencing

Nowadays, it seems rare to find someone or some entity without a podcast, and the Food and Drug Administration is no exception. The TechTalk podcast is hosted by the FDA and... Read more ...

COVID Breakthrough Cases Ran the Gamut in Healthcare Workers

COVID Breakthrough Cases Ran the Gamut in Healthcare Workers

Breakthrough COVID-19 cases in fully vaccinated healthcare workers were rare, and generally were associated with the individual's immune response to the vaccine in the early... Read more ...

Some IBD Treatments in Pregnancy Had No Effect on Kids' Infection Risk

Some IBD Treatments in Pregnancy Had No Effect on Kids' Infection Risk

Exposure to immunosuppressive monotherapies in utero did not increase serious infection risks in young children born to mothers with inflammatory bowel disease , but the same... Read more ...

FDA issues complete response letter for retifanlimab for anal cancer

FDA issues complete response letter for retifanlimab for anal cancer

The FDA issued a complete response letter to Incyte indicating it cannot approve the company's biologics license application that seeks approval of retifanlimab for certain... Read more ...

Bristol Myers Squibb withdraws liver cancer indication for nivolumab

Bristol Myers Squibb withdraws liver cancer indication for nivolumab

Bristol Myers Squibb in consultation with the FDA voluntarily withdrew the indication for nivolumab as monotherapy for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma previously treated... Read more ...