Tag: poverty

Haiti’s Slain President’s Funeral Marked by Rage, Protests

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti—In front of a mourning family and foreign dignitaries, President Jovenel Moïse was laid to rest Friday in a country riven by deepening strife...

‘The language of consumer debt is rife with moral undertones’: Read MarketWatch’s new ‘Extra Credit’ column

Hello and welcome to Extra Credit, a weekly look at the news through the lens of consumer debt. Your monthly car or student-loan bill may...

Africa’s Last Absolute Monarchy Teeters Amid Protests Against King’s Lavish Lifestyle

JOHANNESBURG—A week of nationwide protests has left dozens of people dead in the tiny nation of Eswatini, raising the prospect that Africa’s last absolute monarchy...

Rapid Core Antigen HCV Tests Could Expand Accessibility

A proposed rapid diagnostic test for hepatitis C viral infections that combines an inexpensive but lower-sensitivity core-antigen test with lab RNA confirmation of negative tests...

Out-of-Pocket Costs for Childbirth More Than $3000

Families with private health insurance pay around $3,000 for newborn delivery and hospitalization, while adding neonatal intensive care can push the bill closer to $5,000,...

Peru to Choose Far-Left Teacher or Right-Wing Politician as Next President

LIMA, Peru—After 15 months contending with a brutal Covid-19 pandemic and sharply rising poverty, Peruvians on Sunday will choose between presidential candidates on opposite ends...

Liver Transplant Outcomes Improving for US Patients With HIV/HCV

While liver transplant outcomes were historically poor in people coinfected with HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV), they have improved significantly in the era of...

The Cost of Covid-19 Treatment Has Left Families Destitute Around the World

The continuing spread of Covid-19 in poor countries hasn’t only truncated hopes for an economic recovery. It has also bankrupted families who had to spend...

Dengue May Double the Risk of Symptomatic COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. In a surprising study from the Amazon rainforest, Brazilian scientists found...

How Does Fragmented Care Affect IBD Outcomes?

Poor continuity of care may lead to worse outcomes among patients with active inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to data from more than 20,000 veterans....

Despite falling unemployment, America’s poverty rate just reached the highest level since the pandemic began

As of last month, the U.S. poverty rate has been on an upward trajectory. Between February and March, the rate of poverty in the U.S....

Despite COVID, Americans Still Help Others With Medical Bills

The number of Americans donating to crowdfunding campaigns for medical bills during 2020 held steady relative to previous years, despite widespread financial hardships from the...

‘A life-changing achievement’ — what the $1.9 trillion COVID bill means for families with kids

America’s families with children are one step closer to a cash infusion that could potentially lift millions of kids out of poverty and be the...

Contrary to Popular Belief, Insulin Can Be Stored Outside Fridge

Insulin may be more heat-stable during 28 days of use than current labeling suggests, a new study indicates. Instructions on insulin vials or pens indicate...

Neighborhood Police Complaints Tied to Black Preterm Birth Rates

The more complaints of excessive force by police reported by neighborhood residents, the more likely it is that Black pregnant people living in that neighborhood will...

ACEIs, ARBs Safe to Continue in COVID-19: Trial Published

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The BRACE-CORONA trial ― the first randomized trial to address the...

Residency Report Shows New Specialty Data, USMLE Score Changes

The annual residency report from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) reveals characteristics of medical school graduates and residents, including specialty insights, test scores,...

First to Extend Health Coverage to Undocumented Seniors

As a nurse manager for one of Chicago’s busiest safety-net hospitals, Raquel Prendkowski has witnessed covid-19’s devastating toll on many of the city’s most vulnerable...

Long-term APBI Cosmetic, Toxicity Data Reported

Long-term cosmetic and toxicity outcomes are good for both accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) delivered with 3D-conformal radiotherapy and whole-breast irradiation (WBI), with the latter...

Type 1 Diabetes Screen Costing $55 Is Launched in US

A new initiative launched by the diabetes charity JDRF aims to broaden screening for type 1 diabetes risk for the general population of the United...

Bariatric Surgery Might Reduce Severity of COVID-19 Infection

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. People with obesity who lost weight as a result of bariatric...

Poor and Minority Children With Food Allergies in Danger

    As Emily Brown stood in a food pantry looking at her options, she felt alone. Up to that point, she had never struggled...

SRS Instead of WBRT for Patients With Multiple Brain Metastases

Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) should replace whole-brain radiotherapy (WBRT) as the new standard of care for patients with four or more brain metastases, say researchers who...

New Thermography Shows Efficacy for Breast Cancer Screening

Sensitivity and area under the curve (AUC) analyses of thermography that is combined with diagnostic software demonstrate “the efficacy of the tool for breast cancer...

Black Doctors Work to Make Coronavirus Testing More Equitable

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. When the coronavirus arrived in Philadelphia in March, Dr. Ala Stanford...