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The best science guidance lost the battle early during the COVID-19 pandemic

In a recently published study Science AdvancesResearchers used a mathematical model to show how the general public drifted away from the best science guidance early during the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Study: Losing the battle for the best science guidance early in a crisis: COVID-19 and beyond. Image Credit: View Apart/Shutterstock They empirically mapped …

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What You Need to Know About Canada Ending All Covid Travel Restrictions

Canada now ends Covid travel restrictions and mask requirements getty Today, as of October 1, 2022, the Government of Canada has lifted all Covid-19 travel entry restrictions. They also ended testing, quarantine and isolation requirements for all travelers (vaccinated or not) entering Canada. From 1 October 2022, all passengers, regardless of nationality, will no longer …

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How is Payment Technology Making Healthcare More Affordable for Providers and Patients?

Payment Applications AdobeStock_275606341 Medical debt plagued the United States, leaving both providers and patients to seek answers. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, Americans owe at least $195 billion in medical debt, even though more than 90% of the population is insured. The share of medical debt in collections surpasses student loans, auto loans, and …

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After pushing a major healthcare system to cut costs, a Massachusetts agency seeks more power

The Massachusetts Health Policy Commission has agreed with Mass General Brigham on a plan to cut spending. The government agency seeks more power to control hospital costs, including financial penalties. A Massachusetts state agency has approved Mass General Brigham’s plan to cut spending, and the agency is seeking more authority to control healthcare costs. The …

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Dragonfly Hyperscooter Restarts After Beating Business and Covid Barriers

Dragonfly Hyperscooter. Four-wheel battery electric scooter rebooted after three years delay … [+] Caused by Covid and business barriers. D-Fly Group Dragonfly Hyperscooter may have been renamed Phoenix. First introduced by London-based D-Fly Group in 2019, a number of issues, especially the Covid-19 outbreak, were based on its launch. As of today, the four-wheel, battery-electric …

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FAIR Health Publishes Report on Substance Use Disorders, Overdoses Before and During the Pandemic

One of the key findings of the report is that 42 states saw an increase in the proportion of patients using opioid and opioid-like drug overdoses compared to the total number of patients using medical services by state. According to a new white paper published by FAIR Health, in each year of 2016-2021, men accounted …

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We need resilient health systems to address the dual crisis of infectious and chronic diseases

With our health systems strained by the simultaneous epidemics of monkeypox, polio and COVID-19, chronic diseases do not get the attention they deserve. But as we continue to face ongoing threats of infectious diseases, we need to build resilient health systems equipped to face both public health emergencies and ongoing population health challenges. Before the …

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What are the 2-year health outcomes of patients hospitalized for COVID-19 in China?

The ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, caused by the rapid outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) has claimed more than 6.52 million lives worldwide. The emergence of SARS-CoV-2 variants due to genomic mutations has prolonged the pandemic. Some variants of SARS-CoV-2, such as Omicron and Delta, are more contagious and lethal than …

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From Amazon to Zocdoc, healthcare industry wants telemedicine bill passed

117. Before Congress ends in January, health advocates are pressing lawmakers to pass legislation that would allow hospitals and health systems to continue providing telehealth services. Now 375 companies, healthcare organizations and hospitals have signed a joint letter urging Congress to take action. The Health Services Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) spearheaded this effort. …

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Biden says ‘The epidemic is over’, but health experts disagree

In an interview with ’60 Minutes’, the president said the pandemic is over, but there is still a lot of work to be done. Doctors refused to evaluate, noting that hundreds of people died every day. In a wide-ranging interview at the season premiere of “60 Minutes” Sunday night, President Biden surprised many health professionals …

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