A California appeals court this week ruled that hospitals can be held responsible for sexual abuse against patients by their employees—particularly in psychiatric hospitals where abuse is often "a foreseeable hazard arising from the circumstances of the job."
Until December 2021, the World Health Organization was hesitant to officially declare that SARS-CoV-2 is transmitted through the air—a slow-moving response that has drawn both support and critique from scientists and public health experts, Dyani Lewis reports for Nature.
Shortcomings of the U.S. nursing home system, including inadequate care and staffing, risk the health and safety of millions of residents, according to a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. But Advisory Board's Miriam Sznycer-Taub and Monica Westhead say there are reasons to be skeptical about positive changes.
CMS announces that Medicare beneficiaries are now eligible for free Covid-19 tests at participating pharmacies, a study finds Covid-19 is associated with an increased risk of diabetes, and more in this week's roundup of Covid-19 news.
The Senate on Thursday confirmed Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court to replace retiring Justice Stephen Breyer, marking the first time a Black woman has been named to the court. Here's what her confirmation could mean for health care.