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Parts of the UK are already jabbing over-50s without underlying conditions amid postcode lottery

NHS says over-50s without underlying conditions SHOULDN’T be getting Covid jabs yet and appointments should be cancelled if made in error Health chiefs say only over-65s and adults deemed at risk should be invited for their first coronavirus vaccine ID checks should be used to ensure only eligible residents are getting their jab currently, officials… Read More »

Pre-Existing Medical Conditions Enhances Fatality Risk Due to COVID-19

Pennsylvania, October 11: Certain pre-existing medical conditions including cardiovascular disease, hypertension may increase the risk of death due to COVID-19, according to a study. Researchers at Penn State College of Medicine say their findings may help public health officials improve patient care and develop interventions that can target these high-risk populations. Also Read | COVID-19 Virus… Read More »

Skinny short-term plans deny coverage for pre-existing conditions: Commonwealth Fund

Dive Brief: Most short-term plans fail to provide basic healthcare benefits and many bar enrollees from obtaining coverage altogether, according to a new analysis from The Commonwealth Fund. For example, 100% of the plans in the five studied states — Texas, Oklahoma, West Virginia, Alabama and Utah — denied enrollment based on an applicant’s existing health condition… Read More »

AI, working with standard CT scans, could help predict under-diagnosed conditions

Israeli healthcare system Calit Health System teamed with analytics company Zebra Medical Vision to develop ways artificial intelligence could be leveraged to help predict two major under-diagnosed medical conditions: osteoporotic fractures and coronary vascular events. Using CT scan data, the AI tools showed improvements in predicting instances of both. WHY IT MATTERSIn each case, when… Read More »