US still has the worst, most expensive health care of any high-income country | Ars Technica

Americans spend an exorbitant amount of money on health care and have for years. As a country, the US spends more on health care than any other high-income country in the world—on the basis of both per-person costs and a share of gross domestic product. Yet, you wouldn’t know it from looking at major health metrics in years past; the US has relatively abysmal health. And, if anything, the COVID-19 pandemic only exacerbated the USContinue…

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These benefits will disappear when Biden ends the Covid national and public health emergencies in May | CNN Politics

President Joe Biden intends to end the Covid-19 national and public health emergencies on May 11, the White House said Monday. That means that many Americans could have to start paying for Covid-19 testing and treatment after the declarations cease.The White House, in a statement of administration policy announcing opposition to two House Republican measures to end the emergencies, said the national emergency and public health emergency authorities declared in response to the pandemic wouldContinue…

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How cancer cells move and metastasize is influenced by the fluids surrounding them – understanding how tumors migrate can help stop their spread

Counterintuitively, cells move faster in thicker fluids. New research on breast cancer cells explains why, and reveals the role that fluid viscosity plays in metastasis. Source: How cancer cells move and metastasize is influenced by the fluids surrounding them – understanding how tumors migrate can help stop their spread How cancer cells move and metastasize is influenced by the fluids surrounding them – understanding how tumors migrate can help stop their spread Tumor cells traverse manyContinue…

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National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity to meet | National Institutes of Health (NIH)

The National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB) will convene virtually on January 27, 2023, to discuss the draft report of the NSABB Working Groups to Review and Evaluate the U.S. Government Potential Pandemic Pathogen Care and Oversight (PC3O) and Dual Use Research of Concern (DURC) Policies. The draft report will be posted on the NSABB website ahead of the meeting. Members of the public may provide comments on the draft report at the meetingContinue…

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Complications, Adverse Drug Events, High Costs, and Disparities in Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children vs COVID-19 – PubMed

In this cross-sectional study, MIS-C was more common and severe than previously reported, with more racial disparities in outcomes than were seen in patients with COVID-19. The findings of this study suggest that relying on mean outcomes for MIS-C from past studies can be misleading … Study Also Finds Underreporting of Severe Effects of COVID-19 in Children Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C), a rare but serious condition that causes severe inflammation of multiple organContinue…

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