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Tuesday’s Biggest Biotech Movers

Tuesday was a breakout day for a few biotech companies that saw…
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The Guardian View on Scottish Drug Deaths: Put Health and Safety First

Better ways must be found to protect drug users. That can be…
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How Technology Is Changing Life With Diabetes

Innovative devices have automated and streamlined much of the…
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Final Health Insurance Rate Decisions Lower 2020 Premiums by $44 Million

Final health insurance rates for the 2020 individual market have…
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Boston Children’s Hospital Partners with Premier to Improve Supply Chain

Boston Children’s Hospital announced a new partnership with…
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Recursion Pharmaceuticals raises $121m to map how disease affects cells

Recursion Pharmaceuticals raises $121m to map how disease affects…

Biotech News

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COVID-19 ‘Far From Done,’ Expert Tells Biotech Meeting in Madison

With daily COVID-19 cases on the rise again nationally…
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Controversial New Guidelines Would Allow Experiments On More Mature Human Embryos

For decades, scientists have been prohibited from keeping human embryos alive in their labs for more than 14 days. The prohibition was aimed at avoiding a thicket of ethical issues that would be raised by doing experiments on living human embryos as they continue to develop. But on Wednesday, an influential scientific society recommended scrapping that blanket taboo, known as the "14-day rule."
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Biotech Emerges as ‘Superhero’ of Global Pandemic

The global coronavirus pandemic is spurring a boom in health…
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Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin may provide Covid-19 immunity for 12 months

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) said that Bharat…
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Video: ‘Science Over Unjustified Cautiousness:’ Why UK Should Abandon Europe’s Biotech Crop Rules

Many groups, including the Consumer Choice Center, have endorsed…

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Essential Business

The Business of Health: Keeping The Lights on Through The Pandemic and Beyond

For some hospitals and health systems, especially those in rural…

Privacy laws need updating after Google deal with HCA Healthcare, medical ethics professor says

Privacy laws in the U.S. need to be updated, especially after…
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How This Apron Maven Built Her Business At The Age Of 24

When I was 24 years old, my life goal was planning the following…
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Alphabet’s profit more than doubled last quarter as Google’s advertising business rebounded

Google’s parent company, Alphabet, said on Tuesday that revenue…
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New York attorney general sues Amazon over Covid-19 shortfalls

New York Attorney General Letitia James sued Amazon.com Inc…

Government News

Coronavirus

Leaders Who Caught Virus: Boris Johnson, Jair Bolsonaro and Now Trump

Mr. Johnson, Britain’s prime minister, was hospitalized.…
Monkeypox

CDC raises monkeypox alert as global cases surpass 1,000

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has stepped up its monkeypox guidance, urging people to take extra precautions as global cases of the virus surpass 1,000.
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Mask Mandates Now Banned For Local Governments And Schools In Growing Number Of GOP States

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a law early Thursday prohibiting…
White House

Big Government Is Set for a Rerun With Biden’s Economic Plan

Big government is back. Four decades after Ronald Reagan’s…
Mental Health

Supreme Court agrees to review Trump rule on immigrants needing government aid

The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday it will review a Trump administration…

Hospitals News

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Cyberattack Hits Major Hospital Chain Universal Health Services

What appears to be a major ransomware attack has hit the computers…
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Thousands of medical residents are unionizing. Here’s what that means for doctors, hospitals, and the patients they serve

Thousands of medical residents are unionizing. Here’s what that means for doctors, hospitals, and the patients they serve

The Untamed Rise Of Hospital Monopolies

Last month, Michigan's two largest hospital systems, Spectrum Health and Beaumont Health, announced they wanted to become one. The $12.9 billion "megamerger" would create a health industrial complex spanning 22 hospitals, 305 outpatient facilities, and an insurance company. It would employ 64,000 people, making it the largest employer in Michigan. Local newspapers had expected the merger to "sail through" government approval. But now they're not so sure.
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Healthcare Ransomware Outages: Scripps, Ireland HSE, and NZ Hospitals

Healthcare remains a key target for ransomware hacking groups,…
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Uber driver bravely rushes shooting victims to the hospital

Michael Bussan said he knew there was no time to waste and he…

Insurance News

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Report: Health Insurance Premiums Stay Flat, Telemedicine Added in Face of COVID-19

While median premium changes in health insurance remained flat…
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Health insurance companies owe refunds to millions of consumers — maybe you?

Private insurance companies are also expected to dole out $2.1 billion in rebates to more than 10.7 million policyholders this fall, according to analysis from the Kaiser Family Foundation. That sum will be the second-highest amount ever issued under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) after last year’s record-breaking $2.5 billion in refunds.
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HUB to transform national transactional insurance strategy

Global insurance broker Hub International Limited has announced…
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Does insurance cover COVID-19 shutdowns? A Chicago ruling offers businesses hope

A Chicago federal judge has rejected a bid by Society Insurance…
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In ‘Do-Over,’ Enrollment in Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Reopens

People who missed open enrollment for Affordable Care Act health…

Lifestyle News

Health & Wellness

Researchers Prove A Healthy Lifestyle Extends Life Expectancy By Up To 8 Years

Ditching cigarettes, exercising and abstaining from alcohol can…

Lifestyle intervention program improves CV, mental health in obesity

Patients with obesity experienced improved CV and mental health after attending a nonjudgmental and personalized lifestyle modification program, according to a study presented at EuroHeartCare. “Obesity develops for multiple reasons and blaming someone for their weight can stop them from getting health care and advice. It can lead to emotional eating and feeling too self-conscious to exercise,” Aisling Harris, cardiac and weight management dietitian at Croí Heart and Stroke Centre in Galway, Ireland, said in a press release.
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Annual fundraiser aims to help children learn

How often do school-aged children get to see a penguin up close?…
Immunity Foods

Feed Your Lifestyle: What Does Your Plate Say About You?

We all associate differently to food. Therefore, not every plate…
Health & Wellness

12 lifestyle habits to reduce stress

People have been living in a storm of stress during the ongoing…

Mental Health News

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Recognizing World Mental Health Day

In recognition of the stress that Carolina students are experiencing…

Vaping: What Psychiatrists Need to Know

Vaping—one word, but not one behavior. Vaping is a method of…
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Social workers and EMS to respond to mental health emergencies NYC-wide

City Hall has decided to expand a pilot program that sends social…
Health & Wellness

Gut Health and Mood Genetically Entwined

University of Queensland researchers have confirmed a link between…
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Has the pandemic really caused a ‘tsunami’ of mental health problems?

How is the population of the UK coping with the continuing…

Nursing News

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Fatal Cases of COVID-19 at Nursing Facilities Prompt New California Law

SACRAMENTO —  With skilled nursing homes hit particularly…

Here’s why 1,500 Pennsylvania nursing home workers are planning a one-day strike next week

After employees at a dozen nursing homes across Pennsylvania voted last month to authorize a strike, about 1,500 workers will hold a one-day strike next week to call attention to understaffing and other ongoing issues in the industry. According to SEIU Healthcare PA, the union workers will strike on July 27 at 21 facilities.

How a Nursing Shortage Affects Families With Disabled Children

A nursing shortage — driven by the pandemic — has made life miserable for parents with profoundly disabled children. “What if I’m so exhausted that I make a mistake?”
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COVID, Working Conditions Likely Cause Worldwide Nursing Shortage

The International Council of Nurses, or ICN, warned Thursday…
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L.A. Nursing Home ‘Dumped’ Residents to Bring in Lucrative COVID Patients, Authorities Say

A nursing home accused of illegally “dumping” patients onto…

Patient Care News

Telehealth

Majority of Health Execs Say Telemedicine Has Improved Patient Care

While more than half of the leaders polled say their telehealth…

CEO’s Make Healthcare Worker Safety a Top Priority

A group of healthcare organization CEOs recently adopted a Declaration of Principles to improve the safety of healthcare workers. Healthcare settings pose several safety concerns for caregivers and other staff members.
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COVID-19 Accelerates Patient Experience Efforts, Care Coordination

COVID-19 has escalated patient experience efforts, mostly around…
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UCSD Health Nurses Demand Safe Patient Care

UC San Diego nurses demanded changes in staffing for safe patient…
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Top Social Determinants of Health Barring Patient Care Access

February 01, 2021 - Convenient and comprehensive patient care…

Pharmaceuticals News

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Top Ten Pharma Companies in 2020

The global pharmaceutical industry is expected to witness…
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Looking for an edge over Merck, Pfizer begins testing its COVID-19 vaccine and next-gen pneumococcal shot together

In its back-and-forth battle with Merck for supremacy of the next-gen pneumococcal vaccine market, Pfizer is looking for any edge it can get. Monday’s news that the drugmaker has begun testing its COVID-19 vaccine and 20-valent pneumococcal vaccine candidate together could provide exactly that advantage.
Pharma Tech

7 Pharmaceutical Stocks Working on Their Next Blockbuster

Pharmaceutical stocks often need just a single blockbuster drug…
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By looking the other way, pharma money helped fuel a toxic political atmosphere in the U.S.

As the impeachment trial for former President Trump plays out,…
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German Pharma Company Bayer to Produce New COVID Vaccine

German pharmaceutical giant Bayer announced Monday it will help…

Safety & Quality News

Construction

How Contractors Are Managing Health And Safety Regulations

Contractors are moving forward with ongoing projects—in many…

Johnson & Johnson is recalling sunscreens due to low levels of benzene, a carcinogen

Johnson & Johnson said Wednesday that it is recalling five of its sunscreen products after some samples were found to contain low levels of benzene, a chemical that can cause cancer with repeated exposure.

OSHA issues long-delayed COVID-19 safety rules for healthcare workplaces

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued an emergency temporary standard Thursday that healthcare employers specifically must abide by to better protect workers from the spread of COVID-19.

Violence and hate against Asian Americans is a health and safety crisis for everyone

On my walks through pre-pandemic Shanghai in late September…
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Largest COVID Workplace Outbreak Doubles in Size, Despite Safety Measures

The LA area plant that makes the iconic "Dodger Dogs" is experiencing…

Technology News

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Health Technology to Prevent or Mitigate Slip and Fall Accidents

Slips and falls are more dangerous than they seem. In fact, a…

Why tech companies still haven’t fixed our ‘broken’ healthcare system

Silicon Valley has been talking about how “broken” U.S. healthcare is for years. Tech companies haven’t been shy about promising to “transform,” “disrupt,” and “revolutionize” the current system. But so far, they haven’t made much of an impact, despite Americans spending $3.8 trillion, or nearly 18% of our GDP, on healthcare in 2019.
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5 Takeaways From Big Tech’s Misinformation Hearing

Big Tech taking questions from Congress is becoming a quarterly…
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11 Ways To Identify The Best Tech Solutions For An Agency

With the volume of technology available, agency leaders face…
Elder Man Using Tech

Home Health Tech You Need To Watch in 2021

Some of the most interesting health tech trends at the outset…