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Gene related to where a person lives ‘could prevent severe reaction to Covid’

Have you ever wondered why some people who catch Covid only have a mild illness, while others become seriously ill? Well, a scientific and medical team at Newcastle University have shown that a particular gene, called HLA-DRB1*04:01, is found three times more often in people who are asymptomatic, suggesting this gene confers some level of… Read More »

Damage to Children’s Education — And Their Health — Could Last a Lifetime

Before the pandemic, 16-year-old Na’ryen Cayou had everything he needed. He had his own room. A partial scholarship to a boys’ prep school. A spot playing trombone in the marching band, performing in parades all over New Orleans. Then covid-19 blew through the Big Easy like a hurricane, washing away nearly everything that helped him… Read More »

In cost-saving move, Medicare could limit patient access to Alzheimer’s treatment

Medicare might restrict patient access to Alzheimer’s treatment priced at $ 56,000 for a year’s supply to soften the financial blow to the federal insurance program’s budget. “Whether or not that drug will be covered by Medicare and Medicaid is is an outstanding question, something that HHS will have to deal with,” said Health and… Read More »

Could telehealth worsen inequity? ‘Not under my watch,’ says HHS Sec. Becerra

In recent public appearances, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra and Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough both indicated their support for telemedicine in the long term.   Even as states have moved to enact their own laws aimed at telehealth expansion, questions have persisted about a federal response.    Becerra emphasizes… Read More »

Heart inflammation cases linked to COVID-19 vaccines could be due to enterovirus

Heart inflammation cases tentatively linked to the coronavirus vaccine, prompting an emergency meeting of the panel that advises the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on vaccines, may be the result of a microbe known as the enterovirus. A few experts have raised the possibility, although at least one epidemiologist thinks it is unlikely. Last… Read More »