Tag Archives: gaps

High deductible health plans are widening racial health gaps

patient

High deductible health plans are widening racial health gaps High deductible health plans are widening racial health gaps Credit: CC0 Public Domain First-of-its-kind study finds that black cancer survivors on these plans are far more likely to struggle to afford health care and medicine than their white counterparts, while black …

Read More »

    National tick surveillance survey identifies gaps to be filled

    Lyme disease

    National tick surveillance survey identifies gaps to be filled National tick surveillance survey identifies gaps to be filled Adult deer tick, Ixodes scapularis. Credit: Scott Bauer/public domain New Cornell-led research shows that inadequate funding is the main barrier to better surveillance and control of ticks, including the blacklegged tick, which …

    Read More »

      Gaps in data on marijuana use limit public health response

      Gaps in data on marijuana use limit public health response

      Gaps in data on marijuana use limit public health response Gaps in data on marijuana use limit public health response Kimberley Geissler is an assistant professor of health policy and management ay UMass Amherst’s School of Public Health and Health Sciences. Credit: UMass Amherst Better data on marijuana use in …

      Read More »

        Major gaps in HIV programs in Africa

        Major gaps in HIV programs in Africa

        Major gaps in HIV programs in Africa Major gaps in HIV programs in Africa Focusing on the Tigray region in northern Ethiopia, a Flinders University project led by Dr Fisaha Tesfay examined 1757 hospital records of adults living with HIV who enrolled in a nutritional program and also interviewed 33 …

        Read More »

          Nursing homes prepared for pandemics, but COVID-19 reveals gaps

          Nursing homes prepared for pandemics, but COVID-19 reveals gaps

          Nursing homes prepared for pandemics, but COVID-19 reveals gaps Nursing homes prepared for pandemics, but COVID-19 reveals gaps Credit: CC0 Public Domain The COVID-19 pandemic has hit some nursing homes especially hard—including in the hotspot state of Michigan. Hundreds of deaths of residents in homes from Seattle to Boston have …

          Read More »

            Austria imports workers to plug gaps in COVID-19 care

            Austria imports workers to plug gaps in COVID-19 care 1

            Chartered flights brought more than 200 health workers to Austria on Monday to ensure that care was not disrupted by COVID-19 travel restrictions, a regional official said. Austria’s health system is heavily dependent on staff from eastern Europe, many of whom shuttle back and forth, staying for weeks at a …

            Read More »

              Gaps remain in rural opioid crisis research

              Gaps remain in rural opioid crisis research 4

              Credit: CC0 Public Domain Rural areas have been hit hard by the opioid crisis, but few studies have been done to understand how to improve access to treatment and reduce the overdose death rate in these communities, according to a new study by Rutgers University, the University of Michigan, and …

              Read More »

                Researchers find strengths and gaps in Thailand diabetes care

                Researchers find strengths and gaps in Thailand diabetes care 5

                Credit: CC0 Public Domain As Thailand transitions to a high-middle-income country, noncommunicable chronic diseases such as diabetes are on the rise. A new study by researchers from Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) and Chulalongkorn and Mahidol Universities in Bangkok identifies the strengths and weaknesses of diabetes care in …

                Read More »