Tag: pandemic

US 2019 Suicide Rate Drops, but Will Decline Last?

In 2019, the U.S. suicide rate dropped for the first time in 14 years, driven largely by a significant decline in firearm-related deaths, according to...

What a Difference a Year Makes: California Poised to Reopen

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Gen Til wears a protective face mask while working out at...

View: India Inc’s Women’s Day gift could well be de-stigmatising and incentivising WFH

A February 2021 Azim Premji University paper has found that women were seven times more likely to lose their jobs during the April-May 2020 national...

NY Officials Altered Count of Nursing Home Deaths

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. NEW YORK (AP) — Some New York lawmakers are calling for...

Pandemic Slices Medicare Physician Spending in First Half of 2020: AMA

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, physician spending in the fee-for-service Medicare...

America’s $1.9 trillion rescue package could throw a spanner in RBI’s recovery plans

The government will soon give the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) its inflation target for five years beginning April 1. The RBI, which is an...

‘Telestroke’ Care at Hospitals Is Improving Patient Outcomes

By Ernie Mundell and Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporters TUESDAY, March 2, 2021 (HealthDay News) — You’ve had a stroke and arrive at a hospital, but...

4 Tips for Maintaining Productivity When Working From Home

March 5, 2021 6 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. There are many work-from-home (WFH) distractions that sabotage one’s efforts to...

Fewer Illicit Drug Seizures Seen During Lockdowns

FRIDAY, March 5, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Seizures of illegal drugs fell sharply in the United States during early COVID-19 lockdowns, but spiked once stay-at-home...

COVID-19 Testing Drops, Still Essential, Experts Say

March 5, 2021 — A recent decrease in the number of Americans seeking testing for COVID-19 has experts on alert. Accurate and timely testing remains...

New-onset Arrhythmias Low in COVID-19 and Flu

New onset atrial fibrillation or flutter (AF/AFL) is uncommon in patients hospitalized with COVID-19 and occurs at a rate similar to that seen in patients...

Readers Listen When Posts Are Flagged ‘Unverified’

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 5, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Readers pay attention when social media sites label an article as “unverified” or...

Alabama’s Republican Governor Extends Face Mask Mandate

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Breaking with other Southern GOP governors, Alabama...

Public Health Experts Slam States’ Moves to Ditch Masks

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The Republican governors of Texas and Mississippi announced Tuesday they would...

COVID-19 Testing Sees Decline, but Remains Essential, Experts Say

Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A recent decrease in the number of Americans seeking testing for COVID-19 has experts...

As Vaccines Roll Out, Will Risky Behavior Increase?

Mar. 4, 2021 — With distribution of COVID-19 vaccines ramping up, and President Joe Biden promising all U.S. adults will be able to get inoculated...

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...

Natalizumab Postinfusion Reactions Rare; Is Monitoring Necessary?

Reactions to the infusion of natalizumab (Tysabri) for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) are very uncommon, are usually mild, and nearly always occur during,...

Why Blood Type May Matter for COVID Infection

WEDNESDAY, March 3, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A new study provides further evidence that people with certain blood types may be more likely to contract...

Senate Committee Splits in Party-Line Vote on HHS Nominee Becerra

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The Senate Finance Committee split 14-14 on a party-line vote today...

All the COVID Variants of Concern

March 03, 2021 — A team of researchers in Houston has sequenced the genomes of coronavirus from 20,400 COVID-19 patients treated at a single health...

NIH Halts Trial of Convalescent Plasma for Mild COVID-19

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 3, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A clinical trial evaluating the use of convalescent plasma in patients with mild...

Many Parents Back Kid, Teacher COVID Shots

March 2, 2021 — A majority of parents of teens and preteens say they plan to vaccinate their kids against COVID-19 within a year of...

Biden Vows Enough COVID-19 Vaccine for Every Adult by End of May

March 2, 2021 — President Joe Biden on Tuesday said the United States will have enough COVID-19 vaccine doses to inoculate every American adult by May. In...

Biden Vows Enough COVID-19 Vaccine for Every Adult in May

March 2, 2021 — President Joe Biden on Tuesday said the United States will have enough COVID-19 vaccine doses to inoculate every American adult by...