Tag: humanism

Insurance Regulator to Issue Warning on Virus-Test Billing

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s top insurance regulator is...

Nystagmus From Living in the Dark Cured With Light Exposure

The development of “miners’ nystagmus” in an individual who had lived in complete darkness for at least 2 years because of migraine is believed to...

Coronavirus ‘Most Likely’ Started in Animals: WHO

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The coronavirus that causes COVID-19 likely originated in animals and spread...

Comparing Death Tolls From COVID to Past Wars

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Sick patients were isolated in converted warehouses during the 1918-19 global...

Politicians May Be Guilty of ‘Social Murder’ in COVID Response

Should anybody be blamed and punished for 2.2 million COVID-related deaths in the world?  An editorial in an influential British medical journal says politicians who...

New CDC Head Discusses Timeline for Vaccine Rollout

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The new CDC director gave an overview of the Biden administration’s...

Vaccination Appointments Canceled as States Run Low on Doses

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. As states ramp up their vaccination efforts, some say they’re running...

Comics Conveyed Public Health Storytelling During Pandemic

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Comics have contributed to the visual culture of the COVID-19 pandemic, creating a way for people to share their experiences...

Biden Taps Vivek Murthy, MD, for Surgeon General

President-elect Joe Biden has nominated Vivek H. Murthy, MD, MBA, to serve as the 21st surgeon general of the United States. If he is confirmed,...

Painful Ethical Choices in 2020 vs 2010: How Has Thinking Changed?

Much has changed in the 10 years since Medscape’s first survey on what physicians would do when faced with painful choices in patient care. A...

US Scientists Scan the Menagerie for COVID

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. In April, a 4-year-old Malayan tiger at the Bronx Zoo tested...

New Technologies Aim to Improve Ovarian Cancer Detection

Encouraging trends abound in the management of ovarian cancer. As rates of ovarian disease continue to decline, there has also been a notable increase in...

Statins Linked to Lower Mortality Risk From Sepsis

Among individuals admitted to hospitals with sepsis, statin users had a lower mortality, compared with nonstatin users, according to a recent analysis focused on a...

Online Gamers to Help Build a More Stable Covid-19 Vaccine

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Quickly vaccinating billions of people around the globe against Covid-19 is...

UK Plans COVID-19 ‘Challenge’ Trials That Deliberately Infect Volunteers

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will help to fund trials using a manufactured COVID-19 virus to deliberately infect young healthy volunteers with the hope of accelerating...

Drug Overdose Deaths Increased During Early Days of Pandemic

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A report from the CDC says deaths from drug overdoses went...

Joint Commission Issues Telehealth Safety Advisory

Recognizing the increased importance of telehealth as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Joint Commission has issued a Quick Safety alert that lays out...

Tele-Rehab After Stroke Shows Promising Results

Stroke patients who engage in rehabilitation training at home through live video consultations may recover their motor skills better than those who attend rehabilitation sessions...

COVID-19 Vaccine Should Go to HCWs First, NAS Panel Says

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Anticipating an initial short supply of COVID-19 vaccines, a prominent scientific...

Should Anti-Maskers Refuse COVID-19 Treatment if They Become Ill?

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Refusing to wear a mask triggers anger from many people worldwide....

Medical Errors Jump After ‘Spring Forward’ to Daylight Saving Time

The week after the annual “spring forward” to daylight saving time (DST) might not be the best time to seek medical care. Researchers found a...

It’s Tough to Get a Good Night’s Sleep in Outer Space

Shorter sleep duration, more wakefulness, and changes in the sleep cycle brought on by microgravity make it tough for astronauts to get a good night’s...

Gut Bacteria Linked to Cardiovascular, Other Health Conditions

Microorganisms in the human digestive tract are linked to 29 specific health conditions, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes,...

Are Human Challenge Trials for COVID-19 Vaccine Worth the Risk?

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Vivian Wilt, a 23-year-old graduate student at Northeastern University in Boston,...

It’s Time to Get Serious About Research Fraud

  In 2016, Sophie Jamal’s career took a turn for the worse. The bone researcher and physician was banned from federal funding for life in Canada after...