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CMS Finalizes 2021 Rate Increases for Medicare Advantage

1 month ago   |   By Web MD

CMS will continue phasing in new risk-adjustment methodology; because of the COVID-19 crisis, the agency will suspend quality data reporting for star ratings.
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COVID-19: New Toolkit Teaches Oxygenation and Ventilation Basics

1 month ago   |   By Web MD

The new online training modules from AHA, AARC, and ASA are for healthcare providers who may be called to assist in critical care roles beyond their routine daily activities for COVID-19 patients.
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How Do You Choose Who Gets a Ventilator?

How Do You Choose Who Gets a Ventilator?

1 month ago   |   By Web MD

The coronavirus that causes the disease COVID-19 is new, but the question of rationing ventilators is not
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COMMENTARY: COVID-19 Diary Day 2: Insomnia - The Mark of Medical Practice

1 month ago   |   By Web MD

Don Dizon shares how he is dealing with the pandemic, knowing that despite COVID-19, people still need care, chemotherapy needs to be administered, and new patients are still coming in for evaluation.
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Potential harms of chloroquine, hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin for treating COVID-19

1 month ago   |   By ScienceDaily

Chloroquine, hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin are being used to treat and prevent COVID-19 despite weak evidence for effectiveness, and physicians and patients should be aware of the drugs' potentially serious adverse events, states a new review.
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FDA approves hydroxychloroquine new drug application to address COVID-19 related shortage

1 month ago   |   By Healio

The FDA has approved an abbreviated new drug application for hydroxychloroquine sulfate tablets to address ongoing shortages of the drug sparked by its still unproven potential as a COVID-19 treatment.
The application, submitted by Accord Healthcare, was approved on April 7. The approved indications are uncomplicated malaria due to Plasmodium falciparum, P. malariae, P. ovale, and P. vivax; chronic discoid lupus erythematosus and systemic lupus erythematosus in adults; and acute and chronic rheumatoid arthritis in adults.
“This is very good news for those with rheumatic conditions such as
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Coronavirus UK: Contact tracing scheme launches TODAY

Coronavirus UK: Contact tracing scheme launches TODAY

The UK's coronavirus contact tracing programme will finally launch at 9am, but Health Secretary Matt Hancock admitted it will rely on people doing their 'civic duty', and... Read more ...

Two Anti-inflammatory Drugs Inhibit the Replication of Coronavirus

Two Anti-inflammatory Drugs Inhibit the Replication of Coronavirus

An anti-inflammatory drug for humans and another for animals inhibit a key enzyme in the replication and transcription of the COVID-19 virus The results of the work have been... Read more ...

The Trailer For Netflix's Lenox Hill Is a Reminder That Healthcare Workers...

The Trailer For Netflix's Lenox Hill Is a Reminder That Healthcare Workers Were Always Heroes

The Netflix documentary Lenox Hill may have been filmed prior to the COVID-19 pandemic , but if the trailer is any indication, the series will serve as a poignant reminder that... Read more ...

Not every recovered coronavirus patients develops enough 'neutralizing'...

Not every recovered coronavirus patients develops enough 'neutralizing' antibodies

In a new study from Rockefeller University, 79% of 149 recovered coronavirus patients who donated plasma had low levels of antibodies in their blood but 1% of 'elite donors'... Read more ...

Coronavirus UK: Confusion as firms asked to STOP home tests

Coronavirus UK: Confusion as firms asked to STOP home tests

Britain's Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has 'asked' companies to stop providing at-home antibody tests after spotting them online. Read more ...

Coronavirus: Infected can see others after 10 symptom-free days

Coronavirus: Infected can see others after 10 symptom-free days

According to the CDC's new guidelines, people who were infected with the novel coronavirus can safely see other people if it's been 10 days since they first noticed symptoms. Read more ...

Coronavirus antibody tests are wrong up to half of the time, the CDC warns

Coronavirus antibody tests are wrong up to half of the time, the CDC warns

The Centers for Disease Control has updated its guidance on its website, warning that antibody tests for COVID-19 may be wrong up to half of the time in delivering a false... Read more ...

Coronavirus: 3D Printed Nasal Swabs Designed

Coronavirus: 3D Printed Nasal Swabs Designed

COVID-19: Local 3D printed nasal swabs designed by researchers were found to solve supply chain problems. Read more ...

Novel Device can Simulate Filtering and Ion Transport Functions of Human Kidney

Novel Device can Simulate Filtering and Ion Transport Functions of Human Kidney

New device developed can simulate the human kidney's blood filtering and ion transport functions, which could transform treatment options for people in the final stage of renal... Read more ...

Coronavirus patients no longer infectious after 11 days, comprehensive study...

Coronavirus patients no longer infectious after 11 days, comprehensive study finds. perpetual lockdowns not based in science

A new study suggests that most Wuhan coronavirus patients are no longer infectious 11 days after they develop symptoms of the disease. The study, jointly conducted by... Read more ...