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People with NNRTI resistance have poorer responses to dolutegravir, South African study finds

People with HIV who already have resistance to a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI) when they start first-line antiretroviral treatment containing the integrase inhibitor dolutegravir were less likely to achieve viral suppression, a large clinical trial in South Africa has reported. NNRTI resistance has not been shown to affect responses to dolutegravir-based treatment previously. The… Read More »

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children assessment of Cyan Tech finds it can help “safeguard children”

NCMEC assessed Cyan’s digital triage tool and believes it will work well to quickly and effectively identify child sexual abuse materials President and CEO John F. Clark states that based on NCMEC’s assessment, NCMEC believes Cyan Examiner will cut time, aid law enforcement and safeguard children Public statement builds on agreement signed between the two… Read More »

Physician pay growth pushed down amid COVID-19. Women bear the brunt, survey finds

Dive Brief: A new survey by Doximity concludes that physician incomes rose only 1.5% this year compared to 2019, a steep drop compared to the steady 4% average increases recorded in recent years. The 2020 pay bump is also nearly a full point below the U.S. inflation rate, although they are still compensated handsomely. The survey… Read More »

Over 80 percent of COVID-19 patients have vitamin D deficiency, study finds

Over 80 percent of 200 COVID-19 patients in a hospital in Spain have vitamin D deficiency, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Vitamin D is a hormone the kidneys produce that controls blood calcium concentration and impacts the immune system. Vitamin D deficiency has been… Read More »

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 »