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Health Care In the COVID-19 Era – PwC Finds Self-Rationing of Care and Meds Especially for Chronic Care

Patients in the U.S. are self-rationing care in the era of COVID-19 by cutting spending on health care visits and prescription drugs. The coronavirus pandemic’s impact on health consumers’ spending varies depending on whether the household is generally a healthy family unit, healthy “enthusiasts,” dealing with a simple or more complex chronic conditions, or managing… Read More »

Coronavirus spreads quickly and sometimes before people have symptoms, study finds

Infectious disease researchers at The University of Texas at Austin studying the novel coronavirus were able to identify how quickly the virus can spread, a factor that may help public health officials in their efforts at containment. They found that time between cases in a chain of transmission is less than a week and that… Read More »

Large Study Finds No Strong Link Between Talcum Powder and Ovarian Cancer

The largest study to date to analyze the supposed link between women’s use of talcum powder in the genital region and ovarian cancer risk has found no statistically significant association, NPR reports. Citing past research that has indicated talcum powder use is a risk factor for ovarian cancer, thousands of women have sued Johnson &… Read More »

$59 trillion over a decade: Analysis finds health spending would rise, not fall, under ‘Medicare for all’

A new analysis suggests that the “Medicare for all” idea backed by Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren would raise total national health spending by $ 7 trillion over a decade. The analysis, from the Urban Institute, undercuts the argument by “Medicare for all” supporters who say providing a single public plan would… Read More »

Worker health insurance costs surpass wage growth, survey finds

Dive Brief: The average premium for employer-sponsored health insurance in 2019 rose 5% to $ 20,576 for family coverage and 4% to $ 7,188 for single coverage, according to the latest annual Kaiser Family Foundation Employer Health Benefits Survey. Employees pay a significant share of those premiums: 30% for family coverage ($ 6,015) and 18%… Read More »

Doctors are A THIRD more likely to prescribe opioids later in the day, study finds  

Doctors are A THIRD more likely to prescribe opioids later in the day, study finds Physician fatigue and schedule may effect their decision-making  Opioid over-prescribing is blamed in part for the current US opioid epidemic  University of Minnesota researchers found that 4% of patients with early appointments get opioid prescriptions  By the end of the… Read More »