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Covid England: Third wave is NOT over despite falling cases

England’s Covid third wave is NOT over despite falling cases and there will be ‘bumpy moments’ this autumn and winter, warns deputy chief medical officer Professor Jonathan Van-Tam Professor Jonathan Van-Tam rejected claims the pandemic was ‘all over bar the shouting’ today He warned Britain was likely to face some ‘bumpy moments’ during the autumn… Read More »

Despite CMS rule, few hospitals post prices in a coherent fashion, study says

Dive Brief: Despite CMS issuing a new rule requiring hospitals to publish their prices for many services as of Jan. 1, few of the larger institutions are making such data readily available, according to a new study published in JAMA Network Open. Researchers found that fewer than half of the nation’s hospitals had chargemaster data… Read More »

Black Africans in UK have limited knowledge of PrEP despite ongoing risk

Data from HIV Prevention England and the Terrence Higgins Trust show much lower levels of knowledge about HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in people of Black African origin living in England than there is among gay and bisexual men, despite continuing high levels of risk behaviour and a much higher prevalence of HIV than people from… Read More »

High rates of starting and staying on PrEP in pregnant South African women, despite barriers

High initiation and persistence on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) has been documented in pregnant women in Cape Town, South Africa, with 91% of those offered PrEP starting it and nearly half of those continuing to take PrEP six months later. While women who had given birth and those reporting side effects were less likely to stay… Read More »

Cigar Smokers Are Smoking More Despite COVID-19 Concerns, Finds New Study

North Carolina, August 8: Results from an online survey suggest that though cigar smokers are concerned about their health and COVID-19 but are eventually smoking more during the pandemic. The survey involving nearly 800 cigar smokers found that majority of the people surveyed intended to quit smoking due to concerns about elevated health risks if… Read More »

Vietnam braces for a fresh wave of coronavirus despite earlier success in containing the outbreak

A propaganda poster on preventing the spread of Covid-19 is seen on a wall as a man smokes a cigarette along a street in Hanoi on April 29, 2020. Manan Vatsyayana | AFP | Getty Images Vietnam, once praised for its success in containing the coronavirus outbreak, is now battling a resurgence in cases and… Read More »