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Telehealth effectively providing revenue stop-gap for U.S. hospitals, finds Fitch

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the use of telehealth in U.S. healthcare, and according to Fitch Ratings, providers and distributors are poised to benefit from this trend, as remote care services are helping to effectively provide a revenue stop-gap during this time of social distancing and patient apprehension over entering the healthcare system. Telehealth is… Read More »

Older Children Spread the Coronavirus Just as Much as Adults, New Study Finds

In the heated debate over reopening schools, one burning question has been whether and how efficiently children can spread the virus to others. A large new study from South Korea offers an answer: Children younger than 10 transmit to others much less often than adults do, but the risk is not zero. And those between… Read More »

Shelter-in-place orders prevented as many as 370K deaths, Health Affairs finds

Dive Brief: Shelter-in-place orders saved as many as 250,000 to 370,000 lives, according to a new study in the journal Health Affairs, and may have helped 840,000 hospitalizations be avoided. The study analyzed data from March to mid-May, when 42 states and the District of Columbia had shelter-in-place orders in effect. The orders caused the daily… Read More »

Over 50% Of People Say Women’s Intimate Experiences Aren’t Talked About Openly, Finds Study

Woman In Pain While Sleeping On Bed At Home Getty It’s estimated that around the world 800 million people menstruate daily. Just under half of the world’s population identifies as female and with that comes unique experiences like menopause. While conversations about health have opened up over the last decade, there’s still a stigma attached… Read More »

Bandana is least effective face mask material, study finds

Face mask material has a “notable impact” in stopping expelled respiratory droplets, one study recently found. Single-layer bandana-style masks offer the worst stopping-capability compared to other materials, researchers said. The team from Florida Atlantic University explored the effectiveness of various materials in stopping propelled droplets through visualization experiments. Researchers used a manual pump and a mannequin… Read More »

First map of tumour microbiomes finds bacteria live in many cancers

By Alice Klein More than 60 per cent of pancreatic tumours tested positive for bacterial DNAANNE WESTON, FRANCIS CRICK INSTITUTE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY The first comprehensive survey of the microorganisms that live inside tumours has found that bacteria reside in those from many different cancer types, but it is unclear whether they contribute to… Read More »