Healthcare

Study: COVID-19 Hospital Entrance Screening Might Not Be Worth It

COVID-19 symptom and exposure screening at hospital entrances turned away fewer than 0.1% of patients, visitors, and health workers, according to a single center’s experience screening nearly 1 million people, raising doubts about its utility. At a cost of more than $1.3 million (over $2,000 for each of the 631 people denied entry), catching those …

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Health agencies renaming “monkeypox” as “mpox” to help fight stigma

The Biden administration plans to officially switch how it refers to the disease once dubbed “monkeypox” to use the new name “mpox” instead, adopting a long-awaited renaming recommendation announced earlier on Monday by the World Health Organization. As cases in the current outbreak swelled earlier this year, the WHO began the process of renaming the …

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PE continues to snatch up healthcare services companies for add-on plays

The healthcare services sector has continued to attract private equity investors this year. While opportunities for platform acquisitions have shrunk, relatively steady add-on activity suggests PE investments are still fueling the consolidation trends in this highly fragmented segment. Private equity firms and PE-backed companies struck an estimated 725 healthcare services deals during the first three …

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As flu outbreak hits nursing home, Health PEI reminds visitors to mask up

For the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, health officials have declared a flu outbreak on Prince Edward Island. The outbreak is on the Sunrise Place Household at Prince Edward Home and though there are just a few confirmed cases, it has the CEO of Health PEI pleading to Islanders to follow …

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Ontario pharmacists will soon prescribe some medications. But it’s not clear who will pay for it

Soon a trip to the pharmacist might save you a trip to the doctor in Ontario. Pharmacists are getting new powers on Jan. 1, 2023, that will allow them to prescribe medications for 13 minor ailments including urinary tract infections, tick bites, pinkeye, cold sores and dermatitis. But with the change just five weeks away, …

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Rare success for Alzheimer’s research unlocks hope for future therapies

CHICAGO, Nov 29 (Reuters) – The first big breakthrough in 30 years of Alzheimer’s research is providing momentum for clinical trials of “cocktail” treatments targeting the two hallmark proteins associated with the mind-robbing disease, according to interviews with researchers and pharmaceutical executives . Drugmakers Eisai Co Ltd (4523.T) and Biogen (BIIB.O) reported in September that …

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In first, Israeli drones to fly medical supplies to major hospitals countrywide

An Israeli startup has developed an autonomous long-distance unmanned aerial vehicle that will fly medical supplies to all major Israeli hospitals across the country. Rehovot-based aero-logistics company Gadfin recently inked an exclusive five-year partnership agreement with Sarel, the country’s biggest medical purchasing and logistics company, to create the first aerial drone grid that delivers urgent …

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Dean hired to lead new medical school at Simon Fraser University

The province has announced millions of dollars in funding for a new medical school at Simon Fraser University’s (SFU) Surrey campus and has named its dean. Premier David Eby said $4.9 million in funding would be provided to support accreditation, planning, engagement, and staffing. Earlier this year, the province provided $1.5 million to support the …

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Alberta NDP vows to protect public health care as fall sitting reconvenes

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted November 28, 2022 1:38 pm Updated November 28, 2022 9:10 pm Descrease article font size Increase article font size Alberta’s Opposition NDP says it plans to hold the United Conservative government’s feet to the fire on public health care as the house reconvenes for the fall sitting. NDP House …

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GPs tell patients to ‘get an Uber’ as NHS ambulance delays hit record level | NHS

Some of the country’s GP are advising patients requiring urgent hospital care to “get an Uber” or use a relative’s car because of the worst ever delays in the ambulance service in England. Patients with breathing difficulties and other potentially serious conditions are being told in some cases that they are likely to be transferred …

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