Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Health

They Were Entitled to Free Care. Hospitals Hounded Them to Pay.

In 2018, senior executives at one of the country’s largest nonprofit hospital chains, Providence, were frustrated. They were spending hundreds of millions of dollars providing free health care to patients. It was eating into their bottom line.The executives, led...

Monkeypox Appears to Recede, but Risks and Uncertainties Linger

Scientists do not yet know how well the vaccine and the drug used to treat the infection are working. Two new trials will provide answers.Nearly four months after the first report of monkeypox in the United States, the virus...

More Trans Teens Are Choosing ‘Top Surgery’

Small studies suggest that breast removal surgery improves transgender teenagers’ well-being, but data is sparse. Some state leaders oppose such procedures for minors.Michael, 17, arrived in the sleek white waiting room of his plastic surgeon’s office in Miami for...

Arbitration Has Come to Senior Living. You Don’t Have to Sign Up.

In the blizzard of paperwork needed to get into a nursing home or assisted living, some residents unwittingly surrender the right to a day in court.What the Jinks family wanted was to sue the memory care facility where their...

How a Hospital Chain Used a Poor Neighborhood to Turn Huge Profits

RICHMOND, Va. — In late July, Norman Otey was rushed by ambulance to Richmond Community Hospital. The 63-year-old was doubled over in pain and babbling incoherently. Blood tests suggested septic shock, a grave emergency that required the resources and...

More Than 700 Children Have Died in a Measles Outbreak in Zimbabwe

It is driven by a decline in child immunization during the pandemic and the influence of an anti-vaccination evangelical church.BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe — A measles outbreak has killed more than 700 children and infected thousands of others across Zimbabwe, highlighting...

‘Sobering’ Study Shows Challenges of Egg Freezing

Data from a fertility center showed many women did not get pregnant because of the age at which they froze their eggs and because they did not preserve enough of them.Claire Evans decided to freeze her eggs six years...

Officials Hopeful That Monkeypox Can Be Eliminated in the U.S.

Cases are declining nationally, and the deputy coordinator of the White House monkeypox response team said he expected that, over time, they would drop to a trickle.WASHINGTON — With monkeypox cases on the decline nationally, federal health officials expressed...

Officials Express Optimism That Monkeypox Can Be Eliminated in the U.S.

Cases are declining nationally, and the deputy coordinator of the White House monkeypox response team said he expected that, over time, they would drop to a trickle.WASHINGTON — With monkeypox cases on the decline nationally, federal health officials expressed...

Why Omicron Might Stick Around

Omicron, the 13th named variant of the coronavirus, seems to have a remarkable capacity to evolve new tricks.Where is Pi?Last year, the World Health Organization began assigning Greek letters to worrying new variants of the coronavirus. The organization started...

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Starmer: Only Labour can end economic turmoil, says party leader

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