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‘The goal posts keep moving’: Trump administration reportedly plans crackdown on hospitals

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services appears to be planning on cracking down on hospitals that do not report COVID-19 data daily into the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ HHS Protect TeleTracking system, reported NPR this week. A draft letter from the agency would require hospitals to report data, including the number… Read More »

Progress against virus brings complacency in parts of Africa

Health News Loading the player… HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — With Zimbabwe’s coronavirus infections on the decline, schools are reopening, along with churches, bars, restaurants, airports and tourist attractions. Strict lockdowns designed to curb the disease are being replaced by a return to relatively normal life. The threat has eased so much that many people see… Read More »

Scientists discover way to stop spread of devastating childhood cancer

Researchers at the University of East Anglia and University of Manchester have made an important breakthrough that could lead to ‘kinder’ treatments for children with bone cancer, and save lives. Current treatment is gruelling, with outdated chemotherapy cocktails and limb amputation. But despite all of this, the five-year survival rate is poor at just 42 per… Read More »

Addiction Treatment Shrinks During the Pandemic, Leaving People With Nowhere To Turn

— By Elizabeth Chiarello, Saint Louis University COVID-19 has overshadowed the U.S. opioid crisis, but that doesn’t mean opioid addiction has gone away. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the opioid crisis has gotten worse. Drug overdose death rates rose 13% in the first half of 2020. COVID-19 threatens to dismantle an already frayed addiction treatment system, creating… Read More »