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Many hit hard by pandemic now swamped by medical debt

Many hit hard by pandemic now swamped by medical debt

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain (HealthDay)—The coronavirus pandemic has left plenty of Americans saddled with medical bills they can’t pay, a new survey reveals. More than 50% of those who were infected with COVID-19 or who lost income due to the pandemic are now struggling with medical debt, according to researchers from The Commonwealth Fund, a …

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Australian apartment blocks placed in hard lockdown

Australian apartment blocks placed in hard lockdown

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain An Australian apartment block was placed under strict lockdown with police posted outside Tuesday, as authorities stepped up efforts to curb a fast-growing coronavirus outbreak. Police guarded both the front and rear exits of an apartment block in Sydney’s Bondi neighbourhood, where nine people have tested positive for COVID-19, with movement …

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In Missouri and other states, flawed data makes it hard to track vaccine equity

In Missouri and other states, flawed data makes it hard to track vaccine equity

Throughout the covid-19 vaccination effort, public health officials and politicians have insisted that providing shots equitably across racial and ethnic groups is a top priority. But it’s been left up to states to decide how to do that and to collect racial and ethnic data on vaccinated individuals so states can track how well they’re …

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Unique infectious profile explains why it is so hard to treat COVID-19

Unique infectious profile explains why it is so hard to treat COVID-19

A comprehensive review into what we know about COVID-19 and the way it functions suggests the virus has a unique infectious profile, which explains why it can be so hard to treat and why some people experience so-called “long-COVID”, struggling with significant health issues months after infection. There is growing evidence that the virus infects …

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Why is COVID-19 so hard to treat? Growing evidence points to unique infectious profile

Why is COVID-19 so hard to treat? Growing evidence points to unique infectious profile

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain A comprehensive review into what we know about COVID-19 and the way it functions suggests the virus has a unique infectious profile, which explains why it can be so hard to treat and why some people experience so-called “long COVID,” struggling with significant health issues months after infection. There is growing …

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Therapy sneaks into hard layer of pancreatic cancer tumor and destroys it from within

Therapy sneaks into hard layer of pancreatic cancer tumor and destroys it from within

Cancer cell during cell division. Credit: National Institutes of Health Every 12 minutes, someone in the United States dies of pancreatic cancer, which is often diagnosed late, spreads rapidly and has a five-year survival rate at approximately 10 percent. Treatment may involve radiation, surgery and chemotherapy, though often the cancer becomes resistant to drugs. Researchers …

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Pandemic is hitting hospitals hard, including their bottom line

U.S. hospitals are expected to lose billions again in 2021, leaving them in dire financial shape as the COVID-19 pandemic guts the industry for a second year. Hospitals could lose $53 billion to $122 billion in revenue in 2021, between 4% and 10% of their total revenue, according to an analysis prepared by consulting firm …

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New European HTN Guidelines Hit Hard With Initial Therapy, Keep ‘High-Normal’ Label

he new European guidelines for diagnosing and managing arterial hypertension maintain the previous classification system based on blood pressure  (BP) levels but recommends a harder-hitting initial treatment approach compared to the previous version, released in 2013. The 2018 European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and European Society of Hypertension (ESH) guidelines document still categorizes patients with systolic/diastolic …

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New virus restrictions in Europe; Merkel warns of hard days

New virus restrictions in Europe; Merkel warns of hard days

New virus restrictions in Europe; Merkel warns of hard days New virus restrictions in Europe; Merkel warns of hard days Medical staff takes a COVID-19 test at a coronavirus test center in Cologne, Germany, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. The city exceeded the important warning level of 50 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants in seven days. …

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