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Open-Water Drownings Lower in States With Swim Regulations

11 days ago   |   By Medscape

Drowning death rates are three to four times lower in states that regulate swimming in oceans, rivers and lakes, a U.S. study suggests.
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The Average Cost Of Giving Birth In America Is $4500 - Even With Insurance

11 days ago   |   By Scary Mommy

The cost of having a baby increased by almost 50% in 7 years
Having a baby in the U.S. can be costly, leaving many families with high medical bills , even when they're insured. New research has shown that the cost of giving birth in America for those with employer-sponsored health insurance has actually increased significantly due to “cost-sharing” and other factors, at an alarming rate.
The new study, published in the January 2020 edition of the journal Health Affairs , looked at more than 650,000 women who delivered babies in the United States between 2008 to 2015, evaluating “trends in...
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Minorities Get Less Pain Medication for Kidney Stones in U.S. Emergency Rooms

11 days ago   |   By Medscape

Black and Latino patients treated for kidney stones in emergency departments around the U.S. tend to get less pain-killing medication compared to whites, a new study finds.
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Scientists at the prestigious Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security in Maryland modeled a hypothetical pandemic on a computer as part of research last October. Read more ...

Chinese students from coronavirus-ravaged Wuhan 'went clubbing in Cambridge...

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